Blizzard updates from forums (added Eclipse post)

UPDATE: I found a post about GC on Eclipse, so I’m adding it to this one. I’m not sure how I missed this earlier:

There are plenty of cases where a class or spec gets a huge benefit out of getting a good random number at just the right time, whether’s it for a crit or something else. As long as crits are a chance (and they almost always are), they’re going to contribute a lot to your dps. We aren’t necessary trying to reduce the effects of random elements in the game. We are trying to reduce the effects where a single roll often changes the outcome. This happened for example in Arena matches where someone got a lucky stun or an unlucky dispel.

Can someone post reasonable numbers for high and low Balance dps on similar fights where the main difference between the two are getting lucky with Eclipse or not? What kind of discrepancy do you really think we are talking about here? 200 dps? 800 dps?

Anyone have actual WWS reports showing huge discrepancies in your damage based on random Eclipse procs & other such things? Please go post EVIDENCE in the official DD forum thread (please don’t just make up numbers).

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If 3.1 comes out tomorrow, I’ll spend most of Tuesday re-doing things like all the links in all my guides that will break. I wanted to make a mostly non-druid related post on a couple of topics that are worth talking about.

First, they’ve banned all that annoying casino spam (again).

We’ve heard you, and the results are clear: Casino Advertisements are not welcome at all, and they impede your enjoyment of the World of Warcraft. In response to your feedback, we would like to inform our players that as of April 20th, 2009 (this date may be subject to change) any advertising for a casino is not permitted.

So, if you’ve been running a casino, or know someone running one… it’s time to stop spamming chat channels. It’s not like we didn’t all see it coming. Personally, I think they do more harm than good. I just wanted to give you a heads’ up before people start getting into trouble for it.

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On a positive note, Blizzard implemented their own blue tracker. This means it’s easier for me to stalk Ghostcrawler…  I mean… it’s easier to see if new Blue posts have shown up on the forums (well, if the feature is working right). If you want to find specific posts, it’s still going to be easier to use MMO-champion or one of the sites that actually labels and sorts everything.

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IF 3.1 comes out tomorrow, I’ll spend most of the evening getting all the links in all my guides updated. If it doesn’t come out until next week, then I’ll have other stuff planned to post for a week while we wait.