This week my hunter became the owner of my 5th legendary cloak. This meant I was free to start on the 6th – and hopefully final – legendary cloak for Mists of Pandaria on my retribution paladin.
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|Gaze of the Black Prince
||His gaze is upon us!
|Secrets of the Empire
Blizzard announced today that raid testing was to start on the Warlords beta – a sign that development is moving on with Warlords and we’ll hopefully we’ll see it soon.
Question is, how soon?
What do the numbers say?
This is a post I should’ve written a while ago, but that real life thing got in the way…
In The black prince is watching us! I looked at the impact the Gaze of the Black Prince buff had on the gathering of secrets.
One downside to having a rapidly changing beta is you can easily end up seeing changes without the wider context to make sense of them.
Thus it is with how guild perks are being reduced in Warlords. In the current beta build, the number of guild perks have been very much reduced. In that blog I did wonder if the dropped perks for increasing Justice Points, Honor Points and XP would end up being baked in.
@Kyplor pointed me at this blue post by WatcherDev which gave some of the context for the changes.
Note: please also see Guild perks – the downside to a beta
Following on a comment I saw on twitter about guild perks being removed I quickly checked out the beta since I could actually not only log in, but also had an operational server! And whilst I had a couple of client crashes doing things like moving around and the like, I got into a guild & looked at the guild perks we’ll be having in Warlords.
Details after the cut
It is typical that as I was starting to update some graphs and writing a “Alpha continues on” post that the beta started!
… which means I get to update a gaggle of graphs and do a predictions post. But more of that later.
In the mean time I can say that I was lucky enough to be in the first wave of beta invites. And I’ve worked out my concerns in To beta or not to beta, that is the question; whilst I’ll copy my main across to have a brief poke, I’ll run the beta as horde to preserve my alliance side questing experience for live.
An important point about the beta:
THERE ARE NO BETA CODES*
If you get an email offering beta codes then just ignore it. The place to check on if you’ve got a beta or not is on Battle.Net.
But what should you expect to see?
… and with that, what can you expect to see?
On twitter @ReliqEU decided on something to do whilst waiting for Warlords – make gold!
I’ve made one or two gold in my time in WoW, although I’m no @PowerWordGold or @PhatLewtsGold I’ve been slowly making gold over the years – mostly so I can spend it on the various gold sinks which are in the game! So I offered my services…
What did I come up with