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Upcoming Class Tuning Hotfixes

 

Official Blizzard Quote:

Hey all. As with each major patch that significantly changes class spells and abilities, we review tuning based on live data once it’s live, to look for any tuning issues that may have arisen. Based on that, we’re planning to make the following changes during the next weekly restarts in each region. We’ll continue to pay close attention to each spec’s performance as players progress through the Nighthold, and are ready to make further adjustments as necessary.

Classes

Death Knight
Blood
Blooddrinker damage reduced by 40% (unchanged in PvP).

Demon Hunter
Havoc
Annihilation, Blade Dance, Chaos Nova, Chaos Strike, Death Sweep, Demon Blades, Demon’s Bite, Eye Beam, Fel Barrage, Fel Eruption, Fel Rush, Fury of the Illidari, Metamorphosis, and Throw Glaive damage reduced by 2%.
Fel Mastery now grants 30 Fury (up from 25).
Chaos Blades now increases autoattack damage by 150% (down from 200%).

Hunter
Beast Mastery
Cobra Shot damage increased by 46%.
Chimaera Shot damage increased by 10%.
Barrage damage increased by 10%.
Kill Command damage increased by 10%.

Marksmanship
Aimed Shot, Arcane Shot, Barrage, Black Arrow, Bursting Shot, Marked Shot, Multi-shot, Murder of Crows, Piercing Shot, Sidewinders, Volley, and Windburst damage increased by 8%.

Survival
Carve, Flanking Strike, Explosive Trap direct damage, Flanking Strike, Mongoose Bite, Raptor Strike damage increased by 7%.
Explosive Trap damage over time, Lacerate, and Serpent Sting damage increased by 12%.
Caltrops damage reduced by 10%.

Mage
Fire
Flame Patch damage reduced by 17%.

Frost
Ray of Frost damage increased by 12%.

Monk
Windwalker
Rushing Jade Wind now applies Mark of the Crane to 4 targets (down from 5).

Paladin
Retribution
Execution Sentence damage reduced by 15%.

Priest
Discipline
Trinkets that deal single-target damage now deal 45% of normal damage (up from 40%).
Trinkets that deal multi-target damage now deal 35% of normal damage (up from 25%).

Shadow
Mind Blast, Mind Flay, Shadow Crash, Shadow Word: Death, Shadow Word: Void, Shadowy Apparition, Void Bolt, Void Torrent, and Void Eruption damage reduced by 4%.
Shadow Word: Pain damage reduced by 11%.
Vampiric Touch damage reduced by 14%.

Rogue
Assassination
Agonizing Poison increases damage by 3.5% per stack (down from 4%).

Shaman
Elemental
Lightning Bolt damage increased by 9%.

Enhancement
Crash Lightning, Flametongue, Lava Lash, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Shield, Rockbiter, Stormstrike, Windfury, and Windsong damage increased by 4%.
Hailstorm damage increased by 29%.
Boulderfist damage increased by 15%.
Fury of Air damage reduced by 12%.
Doom Vortex damage increased by 33%.

Warlock
Affliction
Agony now has its full chance to generate a Soul Shard on Soul Effigy (up from a 55% of normal chance).
Malefic Grasp now increases the damage of damage over time effects by 70% (down from 80%).

Demonology
Shadowbolt damage increased by 42%.
Demonbolt damage increased by 42%, but its damage is now increased by 10% per active demon (down from 18%).

Warrior

Protection
Charge, Devastate, Devastator, Heroic Throw, Ravager, Shield Slam, Victory Rush, and Deep Wounds damage reduced by 5%.
Revenge and Thunder Clap damage reduced by 14%.


Legendary Items
DPS Specs
Kiljaeden’s Burning Wish: Damage increased by 55%.
Paladin
Chain of Thrayn: Damage bonus reduced from 20% to 10%.
Priest
Mother Shahraz’s Seduction: Stacks of Voidform gained when entering Voidform reduced from 5 to 3.
Zeks Exterminatus: Damage bonus increased from 25% to 100%.
Rogue
Duskwalker Footpads: Energy needed per 1 second of CDR for Vendetta increased from 50 to 65.


Additionally, we’re planning to make some general changes to PvP balance, with the intent of lowering overall damage from a few overperforming specs and talents. Those exact changes have not yet been finalized, but we’ll share them as soon as we are able.

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GCDTV will be kicking off 2017 with Europe Winter Tournament #1 starting on January 20th, 7pm CET.

 

This tournament will be the first of monthly European tournaments, with further information for US tournaments to follow.

 

 

· Games will be Best of 5 besides the Finals which will be Bo7!

· Each Team is allowed 3 players only.

· Players who break TOS will not be eligible to compete.

· Main tournament has 8 Teams max, Qualification tournament for an excess of sign ups will occur on the Friday before the main Tournament. (7:00PM CET, 1:00 P.M. Eastern time 10:00 A.M. PST)

. Total teams is limited to 15, and will be decided by the average rating of the 3 members.

· Sign ups close Wed, Jan 18th

 

 

Schedule:

 

GCD Europe Winter Tournament #1

 

Qualification Tournament

Friday 1/20 @ 7:00PM CET, 13:00 P.M. Eastern time 10:00 A.M. PST

Day 1 / Main Tournament Begins

Saturday 1/21 @ 6:00PM CET, 12:00 P.M. Eastern time 9:00 A.M. PST

Day 2 / Finals will start:

Sunday 1/21 @ 6:00PM CET, 12:00 P.M. Eastern time 9:00 A.M. PST

at Twitch.tv/GCDTV

 

Sign up here!

 

 

Prizes:

 

1st Place - $600

2nd Place - $300

3rd Place - $100

 

 

 

If you wish to support future events, check out our Gofundme page -  All donations go directly into future tournament Prize Pools.

 

For further updates, follow our twitter! @gcdtv_

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Legion PvP Season 1 - Rewards Clarification

 

January 5 Blizzard Update on Titles

 

Official Blizzard Quote:

Each season, we reward titles to the players at the top of the 3v3 and RBG ladders based on the number of players we consider active in the bracket. For the last few seasons, we have only considered players active if they have a rating above 1000. For Legion Season 1, we made the mistake of also requiring players to have 50 wins to be considered. As a result, far fewer players were considered active than intended. Since rewards are a percentage of this set of people, we ended up giving out too few rewards, which in turn meant that many players received a lower-tier reward than they should have.

Fortunately, we have a plan in place that will allow us to fix the issue and grant rewards based on criteria we've used in previous seasons. Within the next few weeks, we will re-evaluate the ladder from Season 1 and redistribute rewards. When this occurs, you will either receive the same reward you have currently, or, in some cases, a higher-tier reward.

 

December 29 Tweet by Holinka

 

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WarcraftDevs Tweet Link

 

Official Blizzard Quote:

Hey all,

We wanted to clarify a couple of points surrounding the end of the recent PvP season.

First - players who were eligible for the “Vindictive Gladiator” title will not receive their title until after the holidays – there is currently an issue with the delivery of the title, and we will be looking at this over the coming weeks.

Second – we are currently looking into the number of titles that have been handed out to make sure they match our expectations. We will be reviewing our rewards process and this past season's data over the next few weeks. We expect to have more information for you in early January.

We’d like to apologize to the players impacted by this, as it was never our intention to disrupt the PvP community in such a way. We are looking towards addressing these issues sooner rather than later so future seasons can go on undisrupted.

Happy holidays!

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