(Source City Tabards and BC Dungeons
If you are wearing one of the new faction tabards (e.g. Thunder Bluff,
Stormwind, Orgrimmar, Ironforge, etc.), you will only receive reputation
gains for that city/faction when in Classic (1-60), Northrend (70-80),
and Cataclysm (80-85) dungeons. Outland dungeons will not currently
provide reputation gains for the "home city" faction you are
championing; this is intended.
Also, just as a heads up, if dungeon mobs and bosses are trivial to you,
you will receive less reputation than if they are within your level
range. This is just to ensure that players who exceed the dungeon's
intended level range can still benefit from championing a specific
faction, but aren't given a distinct advantage over those who are of the
appropriate level and are unable to solo the content. This should also
help encourage players to improve their reputation in dungeons more
appropriate for their level, rather than running lower level content
solely for the reputation (which isn't a bad thing by any means; we just
want you to enjoy the content designed for your level range, too).
[...] For a period of time after patch 4.0.3a launched, Wrath of the
Lich King dungeons did not provide reputation gains if a new faction
tabard was worn. This was hotfixed, however, shortly after Sapperwix's
post on November 24: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/1232869#blog
After speaking with our designers further (as promised earlier in this
thread) and reexamining how our hotfix was applied together, Inushi was
indeed correct and new faction tabards will only provide reputation
gains for the championed city in Northrend if the dungeon is Heroic or
otherwise level 80. This is how the current tabard system works for
Wrath of the Lich King, but we may consider revising the system to
include all dungeons, regardless of level, in a future patch.
Apologies for the confusion! I've already amended my first post to ensure it reflects this information.
This still doesn't answer why no rep with regular non 80 wrath instances while wearing the city tabard.
Similar to Outland dungeons, there are technical limitations which we
must first overcome for this to be possible. It's a bit complicated, but
hopefully I can explain.
In Wrath of the Lich King, we implemented a system that allowed players
to champion factions by wearing a corresponding tabard; however, that
system was limited and only supported level 80 dungeons (including
Heroics). Fortunately, we were able to incorporate the new city tabards
into this system through a hotfix, but the same rules and restrictions
still apply. If we want to allow the new city tabards to provide
reputations gains in all Northrend dungeons, we'll have to completely
retrofit the entire Wrath of the Lich King tabard system -- which is
something we may consider tackling in a future patch.
Disconnected in Battlegrounds / Deserter debuff
(Source Please do something about the Battlegrounds!
This is a bug for which we have developed a hotfix. Unless you type
"/logout" while in a Battleground, you should be given a three-minute
grace period when disconnected to log back in without the Deserter
This hotfix is not yet active on live realms as it will require cross-realm restarts. It should be fixed by tomorrow.
(Source Spell, Skill, and Ability Descriptions!?
For a veteran gamer like yourself, it's understandable that the Beginner
Tooltips might be a bit jarring. But, before you write them off as an
embarassment, think back to when you first began playing World of
Warcraft. Or, if you were already familiar with MMORPGs at the time,
think back instead to when you were initially introduced to another
complex gaming environment. It was likely a bit overwhelming.
Between clicking all the interface buttons, discovering how the combat
system operates, learning how to move your character, adjusting those
complex camera angles, and figuring out why that knight over there is
wearing an exclamation point as a hat, there's a lot of data for new
players to process -- and those first few minutes of playing, prior to
our most recent improvements, could sometimes feel like you were getting
shot in the face. In the face.
You may have had a different experience, of course -- and if you did,
that's awesome! -- but for a number of new players, their introduction
to World of Warcraft was a bit disorienting. No bueno! To help combat
that early game confusion, we streamlined a lot of beginning content
including tooltips, ensuring that the first set you see when you log in
clearly describes what a specific type of spell or ability actually
does. In combination with other quest and UI enhancements, the entire
new player experience is now more meaningful and better at introducing
game mechanics to those who are otherwise unfamiliar with them.
Now, if you're wondering why Beginner Tooltips is selected by default,
this is because new players -- those who would most thoroughly benefit
from this feature -- probably aren't going to know how or where to turn
them on. While this may sometimes catch our more seasoned adventurers
off-guard, we know you guys have an understanding of how to modify
in-game settings and can likely deduce how to disable them on your own,
either by poking around the interface menu or by asking for assistance
on our community forums.
Glyphs and new players
(Source Glyphs at 25 - a cruel joke?
(Perhaps one suggestion I could make would be for a class trainer
to give you a set of 3 glyphs appropriate to your spec - but make these
new, weaker glyphs - worth using but also worth replacing as soon as
you can afford to.)
I think that's actually a pretty kickass suggestion, and one I will
bring up. I don't doubt it's something that's been thought of already,
but may bear repeating. (repeating bear says *rawr*)
Having a character customization/power system dependent on the market
means there is going to be a rub when asking new players to spend their
new-player amounts of cash on well-aged-game inflation rates. I also
don't think it's realistic to think that new players are going to make
inscription buddies or choose inscription (or maybe any profession)
Of course the use of glyphs is really not going to make or break the
game for you while leveling, and really maybe even at late
levels/end-game to varying degrees. It's potentially also a stretch to
think that it will be completely forgotten. BUT! fundamentally, good