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#1 - 2011/02/12 01:02:56 AM
We’re in the process of planning for a number of hotfixes that are intended to be implemented within the next day or two. To help give some heads up notice we’re currently looking to make the following changes:

  • Shadow Power (Shadow priest passive) is being changed from 25% to 15% of Shadow damage.

  • Moonfury (Balance druid mastery) is being changed from 15% to 6% Arcane and Nature damage.

  • Raging Blow reduced from 120% to 100% weapon damage at max level.

    • In all three cases we’ve been closely monitoring performance since the patch and all 3 specs are currently doing too much damage in PvE. In the case of Shadow and Fury we were also worried about their PvP burst potential, but didn’t want to risk affecting them in PvE. Now that we have concluded they are too high in PvE, both aspects of the game should feel more balanced.


We are also looking at nerfing Aimed Shot, but compensating hunters through Aspect of the Hawk. We are also likely to lower Arcane mage mana cost in some way, which will in turn buff their dps. These don’t have those specifics just yet, but do keep an eye on the 4.0.6 hotfix blog for these and other changes as they come through.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2259389#blog (the blog does not currently account for these intended hotfixes as they have not yet been applied)

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#8 - 2011/02/12 01:20:40 AM
Is there any word on fixing the inability to use anything in rated BG`s
by anything i mean
rogues cant apply poisons to there weapons in Rated Bg`s
cant eat or drink in rated bgs
mages cant use mana gems
no one can use bandages

Any feed back would be wonderful


Yup. :) Click on the link in the post you're replying to. It's under the PvP section.

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#22 - 2011/02/12 01:43:07 AM
02/11/2011 5:35 PMPosted by Mindplague
Shadow Power (Shadow priest mastery) is being changed from 25% to 15% of Shadow damage.


Shadow Power is not our mastery. I assume you mean orbs.


Yeah, oops. Mastery = Spec passive. :P Updated OP to make sense.

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#57 - 2011/02/12 02:08:19 AM
02/11/2011 6:05 PMPosted by Shanic
Ouch, boomkins got nerfed another 2% down to 6% since you first posted these notes.


Actually, that is odd. Is it nerfed to 8% or 6%?


It's 6%. The original post was written with old information. Sorry about that.

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#137 - 2011/02/12 02:51:51 AM
We think we overnerfed Balance. Some smart players have pointed out that Balance’s dps was inflated by a bug with Starfall that we have since fixed. With that in mind, we are changing the Moonfury nerf from 15% to 10% instead of 6%. This will be hotfixed soon™.

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#797 - 2011/02/12 08:09:29 PM
The hotfixes are live as per the official hotfix blog. http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2259389#blog

If you want to discuss the specific changes I recommend visiting your class role forums:

DPS - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/1033924/
Heals - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/1033925/
Tanks - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/1033926/