Monthly Archives: May 2013

5.3 Release Candidate

5.3 Release Candidate

The World of Warcraft patch 5.3 latest update on the PTR was marked as the release candidate. ┬áThis patch is a “minor” content patch that will not bring a new raid, but will bring in an enormous amount of PVP changes.

Some of the things that stick out in my mind are:

  • Base resilience is being changed from 40% to 65%
  • Gear iLevel normalization – PVE items will be normalized down to iLevel 498 when used in instanced PVP
  • Resilience mostly removed from gear
  • PVP Power and Resilience nerfed 50% on gems
  • Healing benefit from PVP power increased, while other things were decreased to bring about a similar leveling of healing
  • PVP power will remain on PVP items to make them the more attractive option over PVE gear in PVP
  • Conquest point “catch up” will be implemented, allowing new arena participants a change to catch up on their gear via a temporarily increased conquest point cap
  • Random battlegrounds will require that you choose a role when queueing (heals vs. DPS)

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I added a “Streams” option to the main menu in the header. It contains links to the live stream pages for our members. If you’re interested to in having your stream linked here as well, just let me know and I’ll get it added in.

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Esdot