Feral Aggression just ticked over 300,000 hits! As always, thanks to all of you who appreciate what I have to say and special thanks to all those folks out there who provide input (whether you agree or disagree) in the comments section.
Insane in the Membrane Update
As previously posted yesterday, the Insane in the Membrane FOS has been updated so that Shen’dralar is no longer required. This undoubtedly has caused a lot of rejoicing by some and a lot of negative blacklash from others. As I said yesterday, its best to leave big time consuming, huge commitment FOS type activities alone so that the proverbial shit does not hit the fan. Hope that there were some serious lessons learned from this experience so it doesn’t happen again in the future.
Troll Flight Form
One Word: Baller.
Instant race changes in Cataclysm
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)With two new playable races just on the horizon, many players have been asking when they’ll be able to convert their existing characters into goblins or worgen. Paid faction and race changes will be available immediately once Cataclysm is released. Realm First achievements for leveling any class to 85 will be available in Cataclysm. However there will be no Realm First achievements associated with leveling characters of a specific race. There will be a slight change to the way paid services work for goblins and worgen. Goblin and worgen characters wishing to change race or faction cannot be in Lost Isles or Gilneas; they must be elsewhere to initiate the process. There are no restrictions on race/faction change to goblin or worgen.
Boomkin, Mini Rag Pets
It’s so fluffy I’m going to die!
Remember that a portion of the moonkin pet profits will be going to charity so keep that in mind if you’re planning to buy only one of these pets.
Updated Rez Combat Design
Originally Posted by Zarhym (Source)
The design for combat resurrection effects has changed a good deal for Cataclysm, and we want to make sure players are clear on how spells like Rebirth and Create Soulstone now function. Rebirth has a 10-minute cooldown and Create Soulstone has a 15-minute cooldown. On raid boss encounters, you can only use one of these combat resurrection spells (so one Rebirth or one Soulstone) per attempt for 10-player raids. For 25-player raids you can use three forms of combat resurrection per raid boss attempt (so three of any combination of Rebirth and Soulstone). The count is incremented as soon as a player accepts a resurrection, so one can always choose not to accept if he or she wants someone else to get the resurrection instead. There is no equivalent of the Sated debuff (which tracks Bloodlust/Heroism usage), but you will get an error message if you try to resurrect too many players, and we might add tracking to our raid interface if there is demand for it. Outside of raid content, you can use as many battle resurrections as you have available.
For those of you currently participating in the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm beta test, please note that this functionality may not be fully implemented as of yet. If you notice combat resurrections are not currently functioning as explained here, this is just a heads-up about the updated design intent behind them.
Interesting design decision change by Blizzard. Personally I don’t think this is a huge change as most guilds dont run with too many druids in the first place. For example, in my 10 man for WOTLK we only had 1 druid so that meant 1 rez anyways. However in 25 mans we did have 5-7 druids depending on the night which did result in a bunch of rez chains. So in that sense I guess this will have some effect, but then again, if people don’t screw up and die then that makes a Battle Rez irrelevant.
Deathy Blizzcon 2010
If you purchased the DirectTV stream package, you should have received your Deathy pets today.
Red Shirt Guy
If you were able to attend Blizzcon this year or watched the stream, you undoubtedly heard about “Red Shirt Guy”
For those who are not aware, this guy asked a question during the Lore Q&A session with Alex Afrasiabi & Chris Metzen. The question was more of a statement pointing out that their lore was incorrect as one of the Wildhammer characters was not in game which was incorrect based on what was said in the WoW books. Naturally, both Alex/Chris were stumped which made this guy an instant celebrity at Blizzcon. Blizzard not only fixed their error but also honored “Red Shirt Guy” by creating an NPC beside Falstad Wildhammer called Wildhammer Fact Checker.
You really gotta tip your cap to Blizzard, not only are they able to admit they are wrong, but they reward and honor people who play their game. Good on you Blizz!
Here is the original video: