Saturday, June 13, 2009

June 13, 2009
As it seems the majority of the player base is starting to reach Yogg Saron, the QQ on the official forums is probably increasing, and as a result the nerfing. Nerfing? Well, 're-balancing' and 'fixes' could be another wording for it. Some fixes as of 11 July: * The Yogg-Saron encounter has received the following changes: Death Ray no longer hits players who are under the effect of Malady of the Mind, Guardians of Yogg-Saron no longer use Dominate Mind, the spawn rate of Guardians of Yogg-Saron is more forgiving, and these Guardians will no longer spawn if a player that is protected by Hodir’s Flash Freeze hits an Ominous Cloud. * In the opening sequence of Ulduar you can now see Liquid Pyrite from farther away. * The Flame Leviathan encounter has received the following changes: the bonus health Flame Leviathan receives per tower has been reduced, the ejection height from Flame Leviathan has been reduced, the snare effect of the Tower of Frost has been removed, and the cannons on Demolishers and Siege Enginers should now break Flash Frozen vehicles in 1 shot. * The XT-002 Deconstructor encounter has received the following changes: the health of the heart has been slightly reduced in heroic difficulty and the rate at which Gravity Lapse and Searing Light are cast has been reduced. Mounts for lvl 20? On another note, mount level restrictions have been changed again. First you could get a 60% mount at level 40, then it became 30. And you've guessed it, in patch 3.2 the restriction will be set to 20. Level 20 twinks and alts with a 60% speed mount. Should make things very interesting. Mounts only cost 1g each now, so even high level players who haven't already stacked their stables yet will be pleased to know this achievement will now be significantly cheaper to reach! Further details include: * Epic lvl 60 mount was obtainable at lvl 50 or 55 before, but can now be obtained at level 40 and costs 50g to learn, 10g for the mount. * Rare lvl 70 mount is now 150% flight speed - up from 60% - and the flying skill can be learned at level 60. Paladin and warlock mounts will follow the same level restrictions. Shaman and druid shapeshift as well as hunter aspect will be trainable at level 16 instead of 20 or 30. The Epic (280-310) flying speed skill remains at level 70. Good news for those still making alts at least :P