Updated patch notes
As I stated before, Blizzard is adding changes to the PTR incrementally. What this means, in part, is that the patch notes need regular review because things will – in addition to changing – be ADDED. Today’s post is case in point. I’ve got a few things that caught my attention, and a few of those are worth passing on.
For example, you will be able to join AV as a party. Yep, no more, “everybody on the count of three – one – two – CLICK!” Expect more premades. So far there’s not cure for the “queue of eternal tedium” which seems to mostly wind up on the Horde side.
And… Chastise changed. It now is instant and a 2-second root instead of stun.
And… Power Infusion changes rather significantly. Instead of the current +20% heal and damage, it will be 20% spell haste. Still 15 seconds. My first thought was good for shadow bad for heal, but then… for 15 seconds of desperate madness, a greater heal every 2.4 seconds? hmmm….
And… Focused Will goes from 1/3/5% damage reduction to 2/3/4% – which seems to be happening to every class with this sort of talent. I’ve no clue why at this time.
And… on the subtle side, Silent Resolve now affects a lot of things it didn’t. The most obviously useful is Shackle Undead. Remember SR has two effects. The one everyone remembers is reduction of threat for holy and disc spells. Of significance here, though, is that the chance of it being dispelled is reduced. Tired of shackle breaking early? The fix is here.
One more, not a priest thing. The inn in Darnassus will finally have a mailbox – a point of long-standing personal annoyance. For those of you who’ve never dealt with it, hmmm. For alliance who’ve never been NElf, picture the city’s Hearthstone inn being the Blue Recluce. For DieHard Horde, picture Ogrimmar’s inn being located where the Ring of Valor is. Oh, and for both, there is only one mailbox – the one near the bank. Yes, this annoyed me a lot with my NElf characters. Almost as much as having to run up and down and across bridges as a priest in Thunderbluff.
There will undoubtedly be more changes, but those are the ones that have caught my eye AND I think worth passing along. I recommend reading the notes yourself – I KNOW I miss things, and further my interests are not yours. (What? FISHING DAILY QUESTS? YUMMMM, you say? bleah. – grin)
Go have fun.