So, the patch notes talk about changing base stats, as part of the improvements for classes. I took a look at how my base stats changed for Live versus PTR on my level 80 Night Elf druid.
Racial Attribute Bonuses: These bonuses have been recalibrated to even out the amount of starting health on the various races. All races start with a standardized level of stamina, except for orcs, dwarves, and tauren who now start with 1 extra point of stamina. For each class, bonuses and penalties to all attributes have been adjusted so that each race has an equal attribute total.
Live 80 Night Elf druid stats =
87 STR, 88 AGI, 160 STA, 148 INT, 168 SPI
PTR 80 Night Elf druid stats =
54 STR, 88 AGI, 150 STA, 162 INT, 166 SPI
So, the main shift for my druid was from strength into intellect. This was part of their “normalization” process. It’s not a really big deal, since the stats on your gear matters a lot more than a shift of a handful of stat points here or there. I just thought it would be interesting to turn vague patch notes into actual examples of how things are changing.