The Halloween season has finally arrived, and we’re ready to cut straight to the heart of the holiday. If you're dying to pick up a knife and hack, gash, slash, and jab at something, then you might be excited to hear that as of October 11, Blizzard's 2012 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest has officially begun! Unleash your magical axes, psi blades, chitinous claws, and other creative cutlery to carve up Blizzard-themed jack-o'-lanterns of epic awesomeness. If you're unclear as to what epic awesomeness looks like in the flesh, you can check out last year's winners for some inspiration.
We'll choose ten of the grandest Cucurbita to earn one (1) World of Warcraft Monopoly Collector's Edition.
Don't delay; start carving right away! The ninth annual pumpkin carving contest ends on October 29, so be sure to check out the contest page for rules and eligibility and get straight to slicing.
PTR Maintenance - 10/11/2012
Set Items on Followers
As it stands currently, in order to receive the benefits of set bonuses, the set items need to be equipped on your main character. Set items equipped on Followers will not contribute to set bonuses.
We’re aware that this isn’t ideal, and we’re looking into some possibilities that would make using set items on Followers a more appealing choice in the future.
I am curious on what they have planned for making Set items more appealing to use on Followers. The majority of my playtime is solo with a Follower, so any addition to followers is welcomed.
A few more patch 1.0.5 changes were posted today.
General Bug Fixes
Today we saw Blizzard discussing the issue that Legendary Items do not properly roll the item affixes that the online Game Guide states they should have. The assumption here is that a lot of the current legendaries in the game were bugged. Vasadan had a few things to say on the topic and ended the day with a statement saying that the Game Guide is inaccurate and does not correctly display the correct stats an item can have.
I just wanted to post this as there has been a lot of confusion regarding Legendary items.
The Game Guide currently has some mistakes and misleading information in it. I will be working with a team on fixing these mistakes.
Thank you for your patience with this.
One item that got a lot of attention is the helmet Mempo of Twilight that on the official Game Guide states that the item is suppose to have One of 3 Magic Properties.
A quick scan of the auction house will clearly show you that the helmet does not always have one of those stats. Vasadan confirmed that the helmet is suppose to always have one of those stats and that it is fixed in 1.0.5.
Hey guys, I did some more testing in the PTR build. I spawned in 30 Mempos. All 30 had above 170 of a Primary Stat. Three of them had well over 200 of a Primary Stat.Picture 1
As of right now this is working as intended in 1.0.5. I do not know what to say about the 1.0.4 Mempos other than that all new Mempos dropped in 1.0.5 should be in line with the stats I am showing you above. 1.0.4 Mempos rolled correctly when we tested them for 1.0.4 and these 1.0.5 Mempos are rolling as expected. There was no bug logged between these times nor a documented game change.
I am going to put in a bug to see what the developers say regarding Mempos of Twilight not being able to roll 200 of a Primary Stat as a single affix. We'll see what they say.
I truly appreciate your patience with this. It is hard to have a conversation with people over a forum.
What will be the end result of this? Will other Legendaries be "fixed" too? Or is at as Vasadan said that the Game Guide is wrong and Mempo of Twilight is the exception. Remember, not only will level 58-62 legendary items be better in 1.0.5 due to being able to roll level 63 stats on their "Random Magic Properties", but with this new information even current level 63 Legendaries could change next patch.
Oh since we are on the topic of Legendary items changing in 1.0.5, I should also add the fact that the Nagelring and Unity legendary rings will be able to drop finally as they do not exist in 1.0.4.
Blizzard just posted updated patch notes for 1.0.5. The patch is estimated to be available for download between 2:00PM and 5:00PM PDT.
Followers, pets, and summoned creatures will no longer attack enemies that are in an idle state unless the player is within 10 yards of the enemy (note: Hydra heads and Sentry turrets are not affected by this change)Auction House
An option to display Auction House events (sales, expirations, etc) has been added to the Social menuDemon Hunter