Masquerading Mana-Kitty

Kudos to Blizzard for the — at least so far as I am aware — unannounced change whereby shapeshifting into Cat Form while in Suramar City no longer results in you losing the Masquerade buff. You now instead shapeshift into a Manakitty!


If Cat Form looked like this all the time, I might actually be tempted to play Feral. (No, I wouldn’t.)

Hotfixes: September 23

Sorry for the confusion caused by my earlier post; the changes to Haste and Critical Strike stats are apparently PvP-specific (something that will take some getting used to).

Posted by Blizzard Entertainment on Sept 23, 2016



Developers’ Notes: While many of the above changes are beneficial for PvP, some specs need additional tuning for PvP situations. Some of the PvP- specific changes we’re making are intended to counteract the above, while others are simply intended to help overall PvP balance.

  • Guardian
    • Frenzied Regeneration now factors in 50% of recent damage taken from players when determining it’s healing amount (previously, it ignored damage taken from players).
  • Restoration
    • Lifebloom’s bloom effect increased by 50% in PvP.
    • Critical Strike stat reduced by 50%.
    • Haste stat increased by 50%.