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by Published on 2014-12-25 07:31 PM

TCG Pets Giveaway, Happy Holidays from the WoW Community Team, Moderator Recruitment

Merry Christmas! - Crashin' Thrashin' Shredder Controller Christmas Gift
The Christmas gift is available in-game and you might want to log in to grab this year's gift: Crashin' Thrashin' Shredder Controller (3D)! There is no achievement that uses the gift this year.

New in 2014 is the set of lounge cushions and transmog socks. You can find the cushions in Gently Shaken Gift. Keep in mind this gift has no level requirement, so you can collect all four by opening that gift on multiple characters. Socks are Bind on Pickup, but you can open Carefully Wrapped Present on any level character, so it doesn't hurt to grab other colors on alts in case they ever become Bind on Account!

Level Type Name Model Viewer
1Holiday Pineapple Lounge CushionModelviewer
1Holiday Safari Lounge CushionModelviewer
1Holiday Zhevra Lounge CushionModelviewer
1Holiday Fuzzy Green Lounge CushionModelviewer
1Cosmetic Warm Red Woolen Socks
Modelviewer
1Cosmetic Warm Green Woolen Socks
Modelviewer
1Cosmetic Warm Blue Woolen Socks
Modelviewer


by Published on 2014-12-24 08:38 AM

TCG Pets Giveaway
WoWTCGLoot and AskMrRobot were nice enough to send us some things to give away again this year, so a big thanks to them! We are starting off with some pets, one month Curse Premium codes, and one month AskMrRobot Premium codes.

Prizes

Rules
  • Enter once by replying to this news post and telling us what feature or change you would like to see in Patch 6.1 that was not announced in the Patch 6.1 preview.
  • Winners will receive a PM which they have 72 hours to reply to. After that, a new winner will be selected. Pets will be given out in the order the winners reply to the PM, so be sure to reply promptly. You can turn on email notifications for PMs in the Settings.
  • Entering more than once per contest thread is useless and will get you disqualified. There will be no 2nd chance for people posting more than one comment in this thread, you have been warned. (We will also of course check for double accounts, etc)
  • You have until Thursday December 25th @ 11:59 PM EST to enter the contest. After that time this thread will be closed and winners will be selected randomly.


Happy Holidays from the WoW Community Team
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
From the North America World of Warcraft Community team to you: happy holidays!


Micah "Bashiok" Whipple, Chad "Crithto" Wingerd, Liam "Bornakk" Knapp, Jon "Zarhym" Brown, Randy "Kaivax" Jordan

Danielle "Nethaera" Vanderlip, Josh "Lore" Allen, Chung "Rygarius" Ng


MMO-Champion Forums Moderator Recruitment
Good news everyone! We're recruiting moderators for the forums again! The amount of users and posts keeps increasing and we reached the point where we need some help before the trolls take over and play Whack-a-Mod in the Darkmoon Faire. I know it sounds fun, but I'm going to assume we don't want that.

Please be sure to read the entire post before applying!

by Published on 2014-12-23 06:32 AM

Round 5 Livestream VOD, Skills/Runes for Top 1000, Shard of Hate Monk Build

Deck Spotlight: Divine Tempo Paladin, Mekkatorque's Workshop #7 - Rogue Damage Mitigation

Heroes 2014 Year in Review

FinalBoss - Paragon Interview
FinalBoss had the chance to sit down and talk to Paragon after their Highmaul world first. If you missed it on Sunday, the video is now up!



WoWProgress Rules Change
It appears that WoWProgress has added a new rule for rankings going forward that will not include guilds that realm transfer to buy gear from the BMAH.



Upcoming Garrison Outpost Hotfixes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’ve been working on a solution to the issues with swapping buildings that some players have reported. Tomorrow’s restarts will fix several issues, but there are two outstanding issues that will have to be corrected in a future hotfix. In the meantime, we want to make sure players are aware of the issues so that you can avoid them.

  • Alliance players who changed outpost buildings in Spires of Arak prior to tomorrow's restarts will not be able to access the new building’s questline.
  • Horde players who change outpost buildings in Talador will be unable to change their building a second time. The gold cost will be charged, but the building will instantly revert back.
Aside from those two issues, we believe the fix applied with tomorrow’s restarts will resolve all other issues with changing outpost buildings. The outstanding issues will be fixed as soon as possible.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
Are you aware that the 25% chaos bolt pvp nerf introduced in 5.3 was never reverted even though resilience no longer exists?
Untrue. It was reverted. We've tested it multiple times. But crit damage is reduced by 25% in PvP in WoD. Just buffed CB. (holinka)

Achievements
I was of the understanding that Blizz only wanted achievements that were achievable, hence introduction of Feats of Strength. now except the Ordos one. Very very frustrating, and I hope you understand
Ordoes ones should be FOS now, you're correct, will fix. (Muffinus)

PvP
I've never spoken to anyone who has received conquest from a gold box in BGs. This was supposed to be a feature of WOD.What's up?
We had to remove it from boxes last minute. (holinka)

Lore
Hello, can you help get something settled? Is this non-canon? And if it is canon, why is it canon? What I'm trying to ask is, Enchanting is called a School of the Arcane in this book, does this mean Enchanting is not a School of Fel? Items can be enchanted w/ Fel energy, so can Enchanters be those who use Fel energy to enchant stuff?
Enchanting probably uses several magical disciplines. Didn't we have shadow enchants at one point? (DaveKosak)

Where are the Shamans on Draenor? I play Alliance, so I'm sure it's a factor, but exposure to Shamanism is very limited thus far.
The Draenei in this period hadn't learned shamanism yet. It was the broken draenei who turned to shamanism after their fall. (DaveKosak)

Garrisons
What's your stance on follower trait re-rolls as opposed to the re-roll item for both traits and abilities?
Cool suggestion, we've heard a lot about re-rolling, thanks for the notes all! (Muffinus)

Misc
Do the Iron Warchiefs have mandatory job-training workshops on standing in imposing postures while in a group?
just offscreen, Garrosh was coaching them all. "Line up - a little to the left Ner'zhul - yes! Hold it!" (DaveKosak)
by Published on 2014-12-22 04:37 AM

CHC vs CHD Calculator, Amulet Drop Table for 2.1.2, DH High GR on PTR

Battle of the Best #2 Deck Lists, Amazon App Store Card Pack Promo, Versus Series: Lineman vs Jonpi

Into the Nexus #32 - Frostmourne Hungers, Epic Plays of the Week #9

Toy Box Enhanced Addon
Toy Box Enhanced is an addon that slightly extends the default toybox UI, adding additional toy filters, allowing you to hide toys, and saving your filter options.



Redprints Addon
Redprints is a simple addon that colors blueprints red after you have already learned them, allowing you to see which ones you already know at a glance.



Wowpedia "Home for the Holidays" TCG Loot Giveaway
Our friends at Wowpedia and WoWTCGLoot are giving away mounts, pets, and toys!



Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Are any classes going to be reworked? or can we expect how skills and mechanics are now to be good for this expansion.
It depends on what you mean by "rework" but you won't see complete overhauls mid-expansion for sure. (holinka)

Reputation / Questing
Something happened to our quest design team. Something bad. http://t.co/BewWfec2fN (DaveKosak)
Didn't realize quest design team role-played thru quests. Makes me wonder about all those poop quests.
I swear to God I played the Pandaren start area in my Panda spirit hood. (DaveKosak)

Garrisons
Is the perk for having a lvl 3 Inn supposed to give missions with such low XP rewards? If so how do we revert back to lvl 2?
These missions don't take the place of any other missions, there's no downside to having them. (Muffinus)

rerolled resto shaman and got Chain Lightning. Also disheartening to have spec not matter at all.
Spec matters for 2 things: abils they can get, and their basic attack (e,g,healers do lower dmg, have a heal) (Muffinus)

DLC #470 - Swapblaster
DLC #470 has been released.

by Published on 2014-12-20 08:52 AM

PTR on Holidays, Blue Posts Holiday Break, Rift Trials Improvements, Item Synthesis Suggestion

Battle of the Best Invitational #2 Survival Guide

Illidan Evasion Hotfix - Dec 18th, Town Hall Heroes #44 - Holiday Special 2014

Paragon - Mythic Imperator Mar'gok Kill Video
Paragon has shared their Imperator Mar'gok kill video.



Patch 6.0.3 Hotfixes - December 19
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
  • Garrison Buildings
    • Gladiator's Sanctum: Resolved a situation that could cause players to be unable to receive new Nemesis quests.

Quests
  • Frostfire Ridge
    • The Cure: Frostwolf Gladiators can no longer be killed by Alliance players.

UI
  • Guild Bank Money Logs should now be able to correctly display records of transactions greater than 215,000 gold.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
So you say dps shamans are underperforming yet you nerf enhances set bonus? Logic much?
If it was a badly tuned for Ret, it was badly tuned for Enhance. We can find another way to help. (holinka)

PvP
Will we be able to purchase conquest gear with honor after earning 27,000 conquest for the season?
no. That was primarily for offsets and the gear just changes now. Unnecessary going forward. (holinka)

Suggest making PvP trinket set bonus a buff on player so it's possible to choose targets accordingly.Take advantage of no setbonus
you just want transparency of the bonus? (holinka)

Garrisons
I get that people asked for it, but if you can buy both then why bother with choices/branching paths at all?
You can't swap till you finish the zone and hit max level, still a decent amount of time with that bldg (Muffinus)

Reputation / Questing
So frustrated at Apexis dailies. Spend 90% of my time running around trying to tag a mob. So is everyone else. Can we at least share the elites? Would make it feel more like joining a battle than competing to push a button first.
Try joining a group! Use the new Group-Finder button to join a group in progress doing that content. Give it a try! (DaveKosak)

Fan Art Update
The World of Warcraft Fan Art Section has been updated with two new pieces of fan artwork.

by Published on 2014-12-18 07:14 PM

Update (9:20 PM EST): Added Dec 18 hotfixes

Raid Finder Missing Loot, December 17 Hotfixes, Highmaul Raid Guides

World of Warcraft in the New Year
Lots of Patch 6.1 and other announcements today!

  • Tradable game time tokens that you can sell to other players for gold.
  • A legendary follower is coming to the legendary quest line.
  • Better flight path routing.
  • The long awaited heirloom tab.
  • Blood Elf modes and other new character model fixes.
  • Blackrock Foundry in February
  • The ability to send tweets from in game.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
World of Warcraft has had quite an eventful year. We released the newest expansion, Warlords of Draenor, on November 13. The first raid opened up in early December, and players have had a go at some of Draenor’s most fearsome foes. We marked the 10-year World of Warcraft and 20-year Warcraft anniversaries in-game and with an incredible celebration at BlizzCon last month; debuted a new documentary, World of Warcraft: Looking for Group, on YouTube and Hulu; and released a new pet to support the American Red Cross and their Ebola relief efforts in Africa—and we’re not done yet.

We’re excited about what’s ahead in 2015, and we wanted to give you a glimpse at some of the long-term projects we’re working on, as well as some features planned for the Patch 6.1 update, which will be hitting the Public Test Realm (PTR) soon.

Feeling Legendary
We hope everyone is enjoying the Legendary quest line with Khadgar, the next step of which opens up with the Blackrock Foundry raid in the new year. We’re already working on the steps after that, and the quest line will continue in Patch 6.1, where the first-ever Legendary Follower (with suitably Legendary abilities) will be available to join your Garrison. If you’re a fan of collecting Followers but haven’t set out on the Legendary quest line, now is a good time to get started!

Pepe’s Favorite New Feature
We’re working on the ability to send out Tweets—including screenshots—directly from within WoW, making it easier than ever to let friends know about your Achievements and item drops. We’ll be testing this functionality on the Patch 6.1 PTR.

Flight Master Competency
We have some new tech in the works that will allow flight masters to provide more-direct routes to your destination, regardless of the flight points your character knows. This’ll mean fewer roundabout routes; the flight masters will instead always try to send you on the shortest existing route. Hopefully, this will get you to your destination faster.

All About That Base
Garrison improvements, tweaks, and additions are on the horizon. While we’re working on some bigger additions for later on, we have a lot of other changes and additions you’ll see on the next PTR. We’re working on making visiting your friends’ Garrisons even more rewarding, with a daily visitor to set you and your friends on a fun random task (complete with rewards, Achievements, and a meta-Achievement for finishing all of the tasks). We’ll have awesome new items to spend your Garrison Resources on, new Missions to complete with fun new rewards, new items to change your Followers with, a new tier of Garrison-invasion difficulty for the most tenacious of defenders among you (can your Garrison withstand a world boss?), new profession-building Missions, and a whole lot more!

New Ways to Play
We’re exploring the possibility of giving players a way to buy tradable game-time tokens for the purpose of exchanging them in-game with other players for gold. Our current thought on this is that it would give players a way to use their surplus gold to cover some of their subscription cost, while giving players who might have less play time an option for acquiring gold from other players through a legit and secure system. A few other online games offer a similar option, and players have suggested that they’d be interested in seeing something along those lines in WoW. We agree it could be a good fit for the game, and we look forward to any feedback you have as we continue to look into this feature.

Collecting Your Heirlooms
We’re pretty far along in development on the much-talked-about Heirloom tab. This will bring the whole Heirloom system into a single account-wide collection UI and provide a clear purchase/upgrade path for all items. Heirlooms already on characters will be collected into the new UI (similar to other Collections features), base-level Heirlooms will be purchasable from vendors, and upgrade tokens that can be used on Heirlooms to raise their effectiveness to additional level caps will be obtainable through different forms of content. We’ll be looking for your feedback on the new system when the 6.1 PTR goes live.

eSports’in
The new War Games skirmishes feature allows anyone to run an online tournament, and we’re excited to see even more community-run tournaments in 2015. We’ll of course be running tournaments with our eSports partners as well, and will release details as those plans are finalized. As you saw at the Arena World Championship, we’ve come up with an improved UI to help viewers better follow the action, but we’ve been working on a complete overhaul for next year—with the goal of making it widely available for use in player-run tournaments, partner tournaments, and online casting. We hope to be able to share more soon.

You’re More Beautiful Every Day
As we discussed in the recent preview, new Blood Elf models are on their way, and we’re looking to get them in-game in an upcoming patch. Alongside the new Blood Elf models we’ll also be implementing a couple of tweaks and fixes for other character models, based on player and our own internal feedback, with some additional changes to come in future patches.

Ashran So Far
We’re continuing to focus on realm pairing and tech changes to help ensure more even fights between the Alliance and the Horde, as well as reduce the queue times to get into the PvP zone for those realms experiencing them. Further into the coming year our focus will be on updating and expanding the content Ashran offers in big new ways, but we’ll have more info on that as we get closer to patches beyond 6.1.

Game Ogre
Raiders are continuing to enjoy Highmaul in all its ogre-y glory, and we’re watching how things play out as the last couple wings open in Raid Finder difficulty. While progression through Highmaul continues, Warlord Blackhand is eagerly awaiting your arrival in the Blackrock Foundry raid. We’re expecting Blackrock Foundry to become available in February. We’ll announce specific dates once we’ve seen more of how Highmaul progression . . . progresses.

. . . And Beyond
We have a ton of awesome content planned for next year, as well as some fun surprises, and we can’t wait to share more. See you in-game!

Patch 6.1 Heirloom Changes
Below is a rough translation of a post from the EU forums. Please keep in mind it is a translation and isn't perfectly accurate.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
I'd like to take this opportunity to provide some information about heirlooms:

  • We plan to them available again with patch 6.1. They are currently being redesigned to fit the new stat system.
  • The heirlooms will be sold for gold and base level will go up to level 60. Once you buy a heirloom, it will be available for all characters on your account, as toys and pet are now.
  • The base heirlooms can be upgraded to Tier 2 (usable up to level 90) and Tier 3 (usable up to level 100) in exchange for emblems that will be obtained as a reward for some tasks completed within the game.

Patch 6.0.3 Hotfixes - December 18
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
  • Outposts
    • [Requires a realm restart.] Completing a quest for a newly swapped Outpost building should no longer cause it to incorrectly revert back to a pre-swapped state.

Classes
  • Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Talents
      • Clarity of Will's (Discipline) protective ward on a critical effect should now be correctly reduced by Battle Fatigue in PvP combat.
    • Glyphs
      • Glyph of the Inquisitor should now correctly be dealing self-damage against the Priest (with a chance to break crowd control effects) in PvP combat against enemy players with glyphed crowd control abilities that removes damage over time effects on the target.
  • Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Assassination
      • Envenom should no longer incorrectly consume all of the Rogue's combo points if the ability misses or was dodged.
    • Subtlety
      • Hemorrhage periodic effect should now be able to critically strike.

Quests
  • Talador
    • [Requires a realm restart.] Socrethar's Demise: Resolved an issue that could cause Socrethar to become unattackable.
  • Legacy
    • Report to the King: Resolved an issue where completing this quest was incorrectly causing Hero's Call: Redridge Mountains! and My Son, the Prince to become unavailable
    • Warning the Warchief: Resolved an issue where completing this quest was incorrectly causing Machines of War and Enemies Below to become unavailable.

Creatures and NPCs
  • Frostfire Ridge
    • Iron Cannoneers no longer drop Iron Horde Scraps.
  • Gorgrond
    • Iron Banshee should now correctly award credit towards completing Assault on the Pit.

Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
  • Dungeons
    • The Everbloom
      • Xeri'tac: Resolved an issue that could cause Venom-Crazed Pale One to not spawn in correctly.

PvP
  • Ashran
    • Fangraal and Kronus now costs 3000 Artifact Fragments to summon (up from 1000).

Items
  • Primal Spirit should now be dropping more frequently while harvesting mineral and herb nodes outside of the Garrison, from Skinning, and in a satchel obtained by completing the daily Fishing quest from the Garrison Fishing Shack.
  • Potions purchased from the Brawler's Guild are now bind on pickup.
  • Guide: Sharpshooting should now correctly have a chance to drop for Hunters from rare Draenor NPCs and creatures.
  • Kowalski's Music Box should now correctly apply its soothing effect to targets that are not in combat.
  • World Shrinker's effect is now removed when mounting up.

UI
  • Premade Groups should no longer display a Scenarios category for characters that are above level 90.

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