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Newsletter November 7: Have You Seen The Fel Kitty?

Post by piwakawaka » November 8th, 2016, 4:26 pm

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November 2016
Year 2, Issue 44

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Hello, Readers.

Blizzcon has been and gone, and we have all sorts of interesting things to discuss. I don't know much of any of them; writing from the past brings a severe lack of important details, although did you see the fel kitty? If you haven't, you should. The cute and the death are just too much. I know I'll be making the little devil mine as soon as he's out and about.

I hope you've all found something interesting to talk about over the course of Bllizzcon. If you didn't get to watch for whatever reason, and don't want to wait for our blog coverage, make sure you check out Wowhead. While we do our best, their dedicated staff mean the information gets to you all that much quicker.

Hope you all have a good week.

Piwakawaka

PS. Sorry for the lateness, a sudden attack of blizzcon, late circulars, forgetfulness and slow internet has ensured I look a right idiot this week.
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[col]Post #1: You Are Here
  • Introduction
  • Table of Contents
Post #2: A3-related News
  • Wild Pet Capture Service
  • Pet Suppliers
  • Adoptions
Post #3: Warcraft
  • November 3rd Hotfixes
  • Illidan Statue
  • This Month in Wow
  • Charity Auction
Post #4: Blizzard
  • Blue Post:Upcoming PvP Balance Changes
|Post #5: A3-related News continued...
  • Achievements and Milestones
  • Reading With Leashes
  • Photo of the Week
  • Upcoming Events
Post #6: Social
  • The A3 Network
  • Discord
  • Official Hashtags
Post #7: Conclusion
  • Thank Yous
  • Headers and Quotes
  • Paypal
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Re: Newsletter November 7: Have You Seen The Fel Kitty?

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Wild Pet Capture Service
Above all else... A3 loves collecting pets! Collection doesn't just stop at pets that can be traded and adopted though - there are a few worlds' worth of wild pets out there waiting for collectors, too! A few of us would like to offer our love of hunting wild pets to A3 members to help them also round out their wild pet needs.

Each week (sometimes a few times each week!) we will comb zones to help members find the wild pets they are still after. We will turn a zone upside-down and inside-out looking for your pet(s) and message you once we've found them. You will then come and capture it! If you would like to take advantage of this service, but aren't available during our typical times, please don't hesitate to contact us and ask about alternative days and times.

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All Zones
All Pets
Any Quality
Any Breed
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Pet Suppliers
Do you want to help supply pets for adoption that A3 needs? We have a Pet Suppliers thread where members can sign up to sponsor certain pets they are willing to supply. When the supply of certain pets starts to run low or we have an upcoming project where we’ll need more of a certain pet – we’ll send out a notification about that pet to our suppliers! There is no guess work and no 24/7 farming because we’ll let you know when we’re in need of the pets.

There are no quotas to meet when supplying the pets that you signed up for. You can provide whatever amount you are comfortable with.

New Legion supply options were added on September 16th and new post-Legion options were added on September 26th.

For more information about the Pet Supplier project click here.

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LEGION
  • Alarm-o-Bot
    Ash'ana
    Autumnal Sproutling
    Baby Elderhorn
    Court Scribe
    Enchanted Cauldron
    Enchanted Pen
    Enchanted Torch
    Extinguished Eye
    Fel Piglet
    Fledgling Warden Owl
    Nursery Spider
    Plump Jelly
    Ridgeback Puglet
    River Calf
    Sewer-Pipe Jelly
    Sting Ray Pup
    Stormborne Whelpling
    Sunborne Val'kyr
    Thaumaturgical Piglet
    Transmutant
    Trigger
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WARLORDS OF DRAENOR
  • Bloodthorn Hatchling
    Bone Wasp
    Crazy Carrot
    Dusty Sporewing
    Frostwolf Pup
    Glowing Sporebat
    Lost Netherpup
    Savage Cub
    Sky Fry
MISTS OF PANDARIA
  • Aqua Strider
    Filthling
    Grinder
    Rodent Crate (horde and alliance)
    Spawn of G'nathus
CATACLYSM
  • Fox Kit
    Rustberg Gull
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WRATH OF THE LICH KING
  • Ammen Vale Lashling
    Dun Morogh Cub
    Durotar Scorpion
    Elwynn Lamb
    Enchanted Broom
    Mechanopeep
    Mulgore Hatchling
    Sen'jin Fetish
    Shimmering Wyrmling
    Teldrassil Sproutling
    Tirisfal Batling
CLASSIC
  • Mr. Grubbs
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Adoptions
Whether entering a one-time competition or requesting your weekly pets, please remember these essential tips so your requests and entries aren't disqualified.

  • Don't forget to keep your WarcraftPets account up to date.
    • You can find a guide on how to do this here.
  • Please remember to check what pets you have before submitting requests!
    • Add-ons don't always display things accurately.
  • Please remember to report your request list if you acquire a pet you have requested.
    • We've modified our system so that even if your post has already been flagged you can still report and make changes.

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Re: Newsletter November 7: Have You Seen The Fel Kitty?

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Warcraft
November 3rd Hotfixes
There were a number of interesting hotfixes applied with the most recent hotfix to be rolled out. The following changes affect pet battlers:
  • The Creeping Tentacle battle pet will now correctly drop on all difficulties of the Yogg-Saron encounter.
  • "Clone"-type abilities on Blood Boil, Bloodgazer Hatchling, and the 2016 BlizzCon pets have been exchanged for other abilities.
Both of these changes are great news! The Creeping Tentacle is now more readily available to players and the clone-type abilities were in serious need of fixing. Wakamaru has used these abilities extensively while trying to compose new P-PvP teams, and although they were well loved, they were immensely overpowered and unfair. This is especially true in a competitive setting. Although we'd have preferred to see the clone-type abilities themselves adjusted to be fairer instead of them being replaced, we look forward to seeing what they'll be replaced with and how this will change our pets.

The following pets and abilities will be affected:


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Re: Newsletter November 7: Have You Seen The Fel Kitty?

Post by piwakawaka » November 8th, 2016, 4:28 pm

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Upcoming PvP Balance Changes
Now that Patch 7.1 has been available for a little while, we’ve been able to identify several changes to PvP tuning we’d like to make. We’d like to share those changes with you in advance, along with some developer insight. All of the following changes will only apply in PvP, and while some of them are still being tested, our goal is for all of them to go live with scheduled weekly maintenance.

Death Knight

(Frost) Strength in PvP has been reduced by 10%.
(Unholy) Apocalypse damage is no longer reduced in PvP (was reduced by 75%).

Developer Notes: Frost Death Knights have recently received a number of bug fixes and class tuning adjustments that have pushed their damage out of line in PvP. For Unholy, Apocalypse’s damage was reduced during beta due to its burst potential, but due to other changes, we no longer feel that reduction is necessary.

Demon Hunter

(Havoc) Agility increased by 5%.
(Havoc) Stamina increased by 10%.

Developer Notes: As players have become more accustomed to Demon Hunters and how to counter them, we feel their damage and general survivability has ended up a little low, so we’re giving them a little tuning to help them compete.

Hunter

(Survival) Stamina has been increased by 15%.


Developer Notes: As a melee DPS, Survival Hunters have been a bit too squishy in PvP, so we’re increasing their Stamina.

Mage

(Frost) Intellect has been reduced by 10%

Developer Notes: Frost Mages recently received some damage increases that we feel need to be counter-tuned in PvP.

Monk

(Windwalker) Agility has been reduced by 10%.
(Windwalker) Serenity now increases damage by 25% with the Spiritual Focus artifact trait (was +30%).

Developer Notes: Windwalkers are able to maintain an extremely high uptime against their targets in PvP, and their raw damage capability was just too high for a spec that’s so difficult to get away from.

Shaman

Lava Burst now deals full damage in PvP (was doing 80% of normal damage).
(Elemental) Control of Lava increases Lava Burst damage by 100% (was 150%).

Developer Notes: We’ve received a lot of feedback that Elemental Shaman feel good in PvP once they have access to the Honor Talent Control of Lava, but felt too weak without it. We’ve decided to remove the PvP reduction on the base Lava Burst spell and reduce the benefit from Control of Lava to compensate. This results in effectively the same damage for players who still wish to use Control of Lava, but an increase to Lava Burst without it.

Warrior

Hamstring damage has been increased considerably, and now lasts for 12 seconds in PvP.
(Arms) Strength and Stamina increased by 10%.
(Fury) Strength and Stamina increased by 10%.

Developer Notes: Patch 7.1 put Hamstring back on the global cooldown, and while we still feel that that’s the correct choice for that ability, we understand that this change had a major impact on PvP Warriors’ damage rotation, as well as Hamstring’s overall uptime. To compensate, we’ve increased Hamstring’s duration so that it needs to be applied less frequently, and massively increased its damage to help make it feel worthwhile to use. Additionally, we felt that Warriors weren't feeling quite tough enough in PvP, so we’ve increased Strength and Stamina for Arms and Fury.

Warlock

(Destruction) Entrenched in Flame duration reduced to 3 seconds (was 4 seconds).
(Destruction) Focused Chaos now increases Chaos Bolt damage by an additional 100% (was 150%).
(Destruction) Shadowburn now deals 20% less damage in PvP.

Developer Notes: 7.1 introduced some new talents to Destruction Warlocks to increase their control and incentivize the use of cast time spells like Chaos Bolt. These talents were overtuned initially, but we want to keep Chaos Bolt as the best damage value for a Soul Shard.

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Re: Newsletter November 7: Have You Seen The Fel Kitty?

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The major perk of an app like Discord is that communication is live. Meaning – you can see it on the fly (assuming you are logged in). This will be an advantage over the forum or twitter where you need to check in throughout the day. It will be especially helpful with organizing groups, sharing rare spawn information with others, or just getting to know your fellow A3ers!|[/col]
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Thank You
Thank you to everyone to contributed to this week's newsletter! Piwakawaka (editor/contributor)
Jedikitten (formatting/contributor)
Sandwalker (copy editor)
Irayna (contributor)
OzinLA (contributor)
Wakamaru (contributor)


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