So we bought the blizzcon via internet stream and watched it this weekend 🙂
So many good things coming out of the xpac 😀
Gear Stats :
Mp5/Spellpower/Defence/armour penetration – all gone!
Healers will now need spirit as mana regen. DPS will now need int for power. No spirit on mage/warlock gear ever again. Defence may end up being a talentable stat instead of gear based. Agility now = 2 AP for classes like rogues etc again.
Hunter mana – gone! Now have 100 focus as per other classes like rogues/warriors etc
Warlock soul shards – gone from bags – part of game play now
Guild advancement – have a talent tree for guilds now, you earn points for killing bosses/guild achievements etc which you can use to get talents like, mass ressing the raid/mass summon of the raid/ lower durability for wipes etc.
LFG – Cross server functionality now. (coming in patch 3.3 if they can make it work by then)
New secondary profession – archaeology – find relics around the world and opens up new glyphs which are NOT part of inscription.
Professions now have multiple gains – so can make a blue chst for 5 skill ups or 5 green bracers for 5 points – means things you make can be more useful as you level a profession.
Reforging – classes like tailoring/BS/LW etc can take a peice of gear and alter the stats on it. Ie lessen the stam on the item for more spirit. Cannot add more of the same stat on the gear, so can’t lower stam for added spirit (if spirit is on the gear already).
New races – Worgens/Goblins.
4 new raids, heaps new dungeons – heroic Deadmines and heroic shadowfang Keep.
Level 85 is the new level cap.
Flying in all of Azeroth once you hit 85.