Beta Booked: Alliance Garrison Follower Bruma Swiftstone

Bruma Swiftstone

Bruma Swiftstone

Bruma Swiftstone
Class/Spec: Subtlety Rogue
Abilities: Evasion (Counters Massive Strike)
Traits: Inscritpion - Allows this follower to be assigned to the Scribe’s Quarters
Obtained: From Garrison Mission Killing the Corrupted.
Quality: Uncommon


Along with Shelly Hamby this seems like we have too similar of followers.

 

Beta Booked: Horde Garrison

Gazlowe Garrison Architect

Gazlowe Garrison Architect

I love the conversation surrounding this.

Archmage Khadgar says: … You’re entrusting a goblin to be your foreman?

Thrall says: Gazlowe oversaw the construction of Orgimmar.

Gazlowe says: Orgrimmar! The impenetrable fortress!

Archmage Khadgar says: Wasn’t it recently sacked?

Gazlowe says: Yeah yeah. Okay, one little sacking.

Beta Booked: Alliance Garrison Fiona

Fiona

Fiona

Fiona

Class/Spec: Holy Priest

Abilities: Mind Sear (Counters Minion Swarm)

Traits: Wanderlust Increases success chance on missions with travel time longer than 6 hours. 

Obtained: From the quest line started via the Crippled Caravan quest from The Draakorium, Shadowmoon Valley

Quality: Uncommon


I first met Fiona in Eastern Plaguelands while leveling one of the library. I just wish I could have recruited the paladin twins. Yes, I know one is a dwarf and the other is a blood elf, but I think of them as the paladin twins.

Anyway Mind Sear reminds me of a Shadow Priest, not a Holy Priest.

 

 

Beta Booked: Alliance Garrison Follower Shelly Hamby

Shelly Hamby

Shelly Hamby

Shelly Hamby

Class/Spec: Subtlety Rogue

Abilities: Evasion (Counters Massive Strike)

Traits: Heavy Drinker Increases success chance when on a mission with a pandaren

Obtained: I forget which quest, but it’s finding missing members of your garrison supply caravan in Shadowmoon Valley.

Quality:  Uncommon

Beta Booked: Shadowmoon Valley

Lunarblossom gathering quest

Lunarblossom gathering quest

I don’t know why, but I really like the “gather flowers for me so I can ask a girl out” quests. This one though I think I need to do something else for him.

Follower missions

Follower missions

I wish I had more missions and followers to play with… This management is interesting to me and I want to figure it out… I have 12 characters at 90 so that’s 12 different garrisons to staff.

Booked’s Journal: Leaving the Wandering Isle

CSI: Westfall

CSI: Westfall

Booked has left the Wandering Isle. Her first assignment was CSI: Westfall and investigating the death of the Fulbrows. You discover there was something else you never saw in the old Deadmines. I did the old Deadmines a LOT trying to get the rogue set for Book. I remember alot of Westfall.

Watch Captain Parker who was promoted in Cataclsym from Guard

Watch Captain Parker who was promoted in Cataclsym from Guard

Started Redridge Mountains and Guard Parker s promotedwa to Watch Captain and he has a tower to command.

Waitress Darcy is now married to Guard Parker and they have a daughter, Libby.

Waitress Darcy is now married to Guard Parker and they have a daughter, Libby.

It kinda is rewarding that when you took lunch to Guard Parker from Darcy and got flowers to give to Darcy on behalf of Guard Parker that you find they are now married and have the little girl Libby.

 

 

Played around a bit on WoD Beta

I played around a bit on World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Beta thanks to a friend. I made a premade hunter. The lack of serpent sting taking up a keybind is a bit weird. Because I have my pattern memorized with survival hunter and having that button difference is strange. Also the lack of an interrupt is horrible too.

The cute little tiny Dark Portal. Seriously it's cute. Deadly, but cute.

The cute little tiny Dark Portal. Seriously it’s cute. Deadly, but cute.

Everyone's trying to click on the Banner for an opening quest. Seriously, Blizz let's learn a lesson from last expansion and Timeless Isle. 80 people cannot click on the same item at the same time. This WILL be a problem.

Everyone’s trying to click on the Banner for an opening quest. Seriously, Blizz let’s learn a lesson from last expansion and Timeless Isle. 80 people cannot click on the same item at the same time. This WILL be a problem.

Rogue Thoughts on WoD ability pruning

I’ve included the whole post as of today, but I’ll be breaking it down a bit.

Ambidexterity has been removed.

I had to look this one up. It’s a Passive ability for Combat that allows your off hand weapon to deal 75% more damage. Really, this is just one of those passives that clutter the spell book and it needs to go away.

Blindside has been removed.

  • Dispatch now naturally has a chance to be made free and usable on any target when using Mutilate.

This is just removing the Passive ability and baking it into Mutilate, which has always been Assassination only.

Cut to the Chase has been removed.

  • Envenom now naturally refreshes Slice and Dice.

Another Passive ability on the chopping block, again from Assassination. Since Envenom is only Assination only it makes sense.

Disarm Trap has been removed.

Not too sure how I feel about this one. I don’t use it often, but it’s nice to have something to contribute to a group.

Fan of Knives is no longer available to Combat Rogues.

After increasing Blade Flurry to 4 targets they are less reliant for AoE attacks on Fan of Knives. I agree just give it to Assassination and Subtlety.

Killing Spree no longer increases all damage done for the duration. Its damage has been increased to compensate.

This seems like it’s just a housekeeping issue of just changing the way a spell works just a slight bit for calculations.

Main Gauche now deals off-hand weapon damage. Its damage has been increased to compensate.

This seems like it’s another housekeeping issue of changing the way a spell works just slightly for the calculations.

Master of Subtlety has been removed.

  • Stealth for Subtlety Rogues now also increases damage while stealthed, and for an additional 6 seconds after breaking stealth.

Another passive spell on the chopping block. This time for subtlety. Just baking the damage into another ability.

Redirect has been removed.

Honestly, I forget to use this one frequently. I’m glad to see it’s removal and in its place combo point will now be on the rogue instead of the target.

Rupture is no longer available to Combat Rogues.

Currently this will be a change to Combat rogue’s rotation. Although many Combat rogues are dropping this ability in favor of simplifying their rotation.

Safe Fall has been removed.

  • Fleet Footed now also reduces falling damage taken.

Another Passive ability removed from the spell book, but this time it is being combined with another passive.

Shadow Blades has been removed.

This cooldown just seemed like another button to push. I am happy to see the end of it, despite it leaving Assassination with essentially NO dps cooldowns.

Shadow Walk has been removed.

Yeah, this isn’t even on my toolbar anywhere. It’s still setting in my spellbook. Most comments mention the use of lower level PvP. Which Blizzard knows is imbalanced at lower levels and they have no intentions of balancing.

Venomous Wounds no longer triggers from Garrote.

I don’t really like this change, but it will give Assassination more options for opening moves.

TL;DR

5 Passives are being chopped and baked into other things.

4 Active abilities are being removed. Disarm Trap; Redirect; Shadow Blades; Shadow Walk

2 Active abilities are being removed from Combat Specialization. Fan of Knives & Rupture

3 abilities are being changed. Basically changing the way damage done by the ability is calculated.

 


From Blizzard’s website

Rogue

  • Ambidexterity has been removed.
  • Blindsidehas been removed.
    • Dispatch now naturally has a chance to be made free and usable on any target when using Mutilate.
  • Cut to the Chasehas been removed.
    • Envenom now naturally refreshes Slice and Dice.
  • Disarm Trap has been removed.
  • Fan of Knives is no longer available to Combat Rogues.
  • Killing Spree no longer increases all damage done for the duration. Its damage has been increased to compensate.
  • Main Gauche now deals off-hand weapon damage. Its damage has been increased to compensate.
  • Master of Subtletyhas been removed.
    • Stealth for Subtlety Rogues now also increases damage while stealthed, and for an additional 6 seconds after breaking stealth.
  • Redirect has been removed.
  • Rupture is no longer available to Combat Rogues.
  • Safe Fallhas been removed.
    • Fleet Footed now also reduces falling damage taken.
  • Shadow Blades has been removed.
  • Shadow Walk has been removed.
  • Venomous Wounds no longer triggers from Garrote.

via Warlords of Draenor™ Alpha Patch Notes 06-13-2014 – World of Warcraft.