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Battle.Net Launcher Update - Warcraft III
A recent update to the Battle.Net launcher added a background and icons for Warcraft III, just like the ones that currently exist for other games. No support for the game was added to the launcher yet, but keep in mind that at Blizzcon 2013 it was mentioned that people were working on a side project to update the old Warcraft games to run on modern versions of Windows.

If you already have the game, don't forget to attach your CD key to your Battle.Net account.




Warlords of Draenor - Upcoming Beta Build
Another beta build is on the way! Check back later for notes.
Originally Posted by Zorbrix (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The Beta realms will be shutting down for maintenance in a few minutes in order to deploy a new build. I'll be updating this thread with information and time estimates as I receive them. I don't have an ETA yet, but these pushes usually take at least 8 hours, if not more.

No character wipe is planned today.

Warlords of Draenor - Bonus Rolls
Today we are taking a look at some of the ways to earn bonus rolls in Warlords of Draenor.

With Patch 6.0.2 only a couple weeks away, don't forget to start collecting some Lesser Charms for item upgrades or uncapped turn ins for Siege of Orgrimmar bonus rolls if you still need them. You can find other Patch 6.0 reminders in our previous post.

We looked at the first way recently with the Bunker / War Mill perk that grants you a free bonus roll every week, but there are a few other ways to earn rolls.

The second method of earning bonus rolls is the two rare garrison missions that reward them. Keep in mind these are Rare missions, so you won't see them constantly. Rukhmar and Drov the Ruiner both reward one Seal of Tempered Fate.

The third method to earn bonus rolls are turn in quests. The second and third time you use a certain method in a week it will cost double of what it did the last time.

  • Apexis Crystal (1000 / 2000 / 4000) - Players can earn at 1000 per day through a type of daily quest in your garrison, another 1000 from an Ashran daily quest, along with some from work orders and other sources. These are also used to purchase armor that is upgradeable to item level 655, which is the same as Normal level raid loot.

  • Gold (500 / 1000 / 2000) - Keep in mind that gold is somewhat easier to earn in Warlords of Draenor, as it is taking the role of Valor.

  • Garrison Resources (300 / 600 / 1200) - There are many sources of Garrison Resources. Your garrison gives you some every day, missions can reward some, the Lumber Mill can provide some, and there are many other sources. After your buildings are built and upgraded, you may have spare Garrison Resources that can be used for these quests or converted into Trade Goods.

  • Honor Points (500 / 1000 / 2000) - Along with all of the old sources of Honor, Ashran and other PvP activities provide several new opportunities to earn Honor.

Treasure Room Achievement Becoming a Feat of Strength
You can find this change, along with others in our Patch 6.0 Reminders post.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In WoW Patch 6.0.2, we will be retiring the Achievement In The Hall Of The Thunder King, as the treasure room will no longer be accessible. That achievement will become a Feat of Strength, and Elder Charm of Good Fortune will drop in place of the key to the room.

can I ask why its being removed? I loved going through there on different toons! Just depressing seeing more things removed
the gold generation is really high once you can one-shot all the creatures inside
There's hardly crazy amounts of gold to be had there, though. Especially if gold is the "new Valor points" in Warlords
over 500 gold reliably once a week for minimal effort is significant
But it's been that way for nearly two years - why does it matter now?
at 100 the NPCs that do all the trappings are very easily killed, negating a lot of the challenge, esp in the last room (Source)
notice could have been better though. i stopped farming keys on notion they weren’t going anywhere.
there is no reward exclusive to the treasure room unlike CMs or PVP seasons. (Source)
Will the achievement be removed from the Isle of Thunder Meta?
yep, the treasure room achievements will go legacy & removed from meta. (Source)
Where will we get Elder Charms from then? The treasure run is the only source.
we'll add a conversion elsewhere.
Will the IoT vendors still sell items that help you in the treasure run?
yes, only the key drops are being removed. if you have find a key on an alt in 6 months you can still do the treasure room. (Source)
However could we possibly as a suggestion see another version in a future patch maybe?
we would really love to do another one (Source)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Monk (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
is the T17 WW 4-piece's Forceful Wind additive or multiplicative? 10 stacks = 30% + 10% (40%) or 30% * 1.1 (33%)
Mult. We buffed it a bit recently, to 3%/stack. (Celestalon)

PvE
WoD World bosses, spawn time = current mop or mop launch? Rukhmar drops mount, would hate Mop-launch Galleon times
More like Sha of Anger. No plans on doing the Galleon/Oondasta-style respawn in the near future. (WatcherDev)

CM Titles permanent in WoD? Seems best Gold time is a feat whether the first, or 3 tiers later. Or, 1 for current, 1 permanent?
No permanent title for best time in Warlords; if you want to keep the title, defend it. (WatcherDev)

Are 30-player normal/heroic raids still planned for WoD?
Siege of Orgrimmar and all Warlords raids support raid sizes up to 30 on Normal/Heroic in 6.0, yes. (WatcherDev)

100% looms in 6.0 is it per toon or player? If i have normal bow now if i do mythic in 6.0 will it be 100%?
Per character, per difficulty, so yes. (WatcherDev)

PvP
Can we get some spec balance with queueing 3v3 skirmishes? Im tired of getting my dps getting paired with 2 more, into a healer/dps
Just a matter of who's queuing (I.e. not enough healers). Alternative is DPS always have to wait. Prefer skirmishes be very fast. (holinka)

Curious, how viable would it be to gear for PvP entirely through Ashran?
For honor, probably comparable time to bgs. For conquest, possible but slow when compared to arenas/RBGs. (holinka)

Did you look into this? Any update?
I believe a 15-19 bracket is setup on beta/PTR. (holinka)

Garrisons
You know, those healer and tank dummies that are in Shattarah on beta would be very nice in the garrison.
I thought the sparring arena had a healer/tank one, that incorrect? (Muffinus)

Hi, i would like to know if you have the profession from the garrison building, you can have more than 1 daily cooldown.
The building has its own c/d, and you have your personal one, so you get both! (Muffinus)

Since lvl 1 Dwarven Bunker doubles chance of quest rewards to rare / epic. Does it also affect followers gained from quests?
It does not, they're not really considered an item, we'll take a look at adding this at some point (Muffinus)

Meaning say without Barracks you can have a max 7 missions to do, and scouting would make it 8 total at one point. Or stay 7?
Looks like they are indeed in their own pools (Muffinus)
This article was originally published in forum thread: Battle.Net Launcher - Warcraft III, Beta Build, Warlords Bonus Rolls, Treasure Room started by chaud View original post
Comments 63 Comments
  1. thesmall001's Avatar
    Awesome! WC 3! I can't wait to be able to run it all from the convenience of my B.Net launcher. Just Diablo 1 and 2 to go.
  1. Aliok's Avatar
    I still maintain that Blizzard is being an asshole in regards to manner and promptness of their announcements. Extremely displeased to see yet another thing from MoP cut, especially since my plate is already full with attempting to do things that were themselves late announcements.
  1. Dreyen's Avatar
    Haha, been thinking about Wc3 lately and how great it would be to get wc4... If only they can fix the searchtimes they'll have me sold back into playing it!

    I am sad however at the removal of troves, and none of the blizzard replies says anything about lowering the gold you can make and not removing the scenario... I'm also already 1shotting mobs there.
  1. Hollowness's Avatar
    Gold for Bonus Roll... such a troll way to get gold... just giving more value to gold sell by chinesse sites xD
  1. Hammerfest's Avatar
    I wonder if Blizz will make WC3 compatible with the latest version of the Mac OS...
  1. Nindoriel's Avatar
    The third method to earn bonus rolls are turn in quests. The second and third time you use a certain method in a week it will cost double of what it did the last time.

    Apexis Crystal (1000 / 2000 / 4000) - Players can earn at 1000 per day through a type of daily quest in your garrison, another 1000 from an Ashran daily quest, along with some from work orders and other sources. These are also used to purchase armor that is upgradeable to item level 655, which is the same as Normal level raid loot.

    Gold (500 / 1000 / 2000) - Keep in mind that gold is somewhat easier to earn in Warlords of Draenor, as it is taking the role of Valor.

    Garrison Resources (300 / 600 / 1200) - There are many sources of Garrison Resources. Your garrison gives you some every day, missions can reward some, the Lumber Mill can provide some, and there are many other sources. After your buildings are built and upgraded, you may have spare Garrison Resources that can be used for these quests or converted into Trade Goods.

    Honor Points (500 / 1000 / 2000) - Along with all of the old sources of Honor, Ashran and other PvP activities provide several new opportunities to earn Honor.
    Does this mean we will need to do the Ashran daily in order to get the maximum amount of Apexis Crystals per day, which is needed for PvE gear?

    And how does that exactly work with bonus rolls, there are four different currencies, but I can only get three bonus rolls per week?
  1. Keleri's Avatar
    Kinda pissed off about the treasure room late announcement, I don't think I'll be able to complete it in time.
  1. Mr. Smith's Avatar
    Could they not have announced this any earlier? I've only got like three keys, there's no way I'm gonna be able to finish this achievement in time.
  1. Xiandra's Avatar
    Cool! just attached my CD keys of WC3: RoC and WC3: FoT but one question. I can't seem to obtain my game key of WC2: Battle.net edition :/ I haz the box and game key, but dey no accept!
  1. shadowdeath9687's Avatar
    I wish they'd update Brood War and such to be able to run in windowed mode and such.
  1. Simmias's Avatar
    stop complaining about the treasure room. You had over a year to do it. It is your OWN FAULT for not completing it when it was relevant content.
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    For once I'd just like to be able to raid and not have to do a bunch of useless other crap.
  1. capalex65's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xiandra View Post
    Cool! just attached my CD keys of WC3: RoC and WC3: FoT but one question. I can't seem to obtain my game key of WC2: Battle.net edition :/ I haz the box and game key, but dey no accept!
    That's because, ironically enough, WC2 isn't supported by Battle.net. (Well, not by 2.0 anyways.)

    You can check which games are avaliable (both for purchase, and redeeming by key) in the "buy games" section of Battle.net.
  1. Aliok's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Simmias View Post
    stop complaining about the treasure room. You had over a year to do it. It is your OWN FAULT for not completing it when it was relevant content.
    That isn't the point at all about the complaining. The points are: it is yet another piece of content Blizzard is removing; it is yet another out-of-the-blue announcement regarding content that players assumed (with history backing them up) would remain intact; it is the disregard with which the removal was announce (seriously, take a look at the content of CM Kaivax's post and see how much additional needed info wasn't included); it is the lack of educating players as to the removal (we all know Blizz has the tech to restrict things to a certain player level, or scale gear level, or adjust the amount of gold that drops...).
  1. Nindoriel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Simmias View Post
    stop complaining about the treasure room. You had over a year to do it. It is your OWN FAULT for not completing it when it was relevant content.
    How were people supposed to know it was going to be removed at some point?
  1. Stormykitten's Avatar
    Come on... hard enemies in the treasure run? O_o The traps at best...
  1. DarthMonk79's Avatar
    never realized the treasure room was that important. I haven't done it in forever yet still earn a good amount of gold everyday. I mean seriously this is worthy of a complaint, Isle of Thunder is pretty much dead whenever I do go to it for the Legendary chain. Its a couple hundred gold done easy, not really that important.
  1. lolburke's Avatar
    I wonder when they're just gonna start removing old raids and adding the transmog items and battle pets to the BMAH. It's the same principle.
  1. shoooter's Avatar
    Gold is supposed to be easier to get in WoD and yet they are concerned about people earning 500 gold per week with "minimal effort"? For the time spent hiking all the way out to Isle of Thunder and farming up a key each week you could farm pretty much any resource and make just as much. Removing the achievement makes sense, but that's a pretty lame excuse to take out the scenario.

    Edit: Actually I take it back. Plenty of achievements become trivial once the next expansion comes out. That they are even touching Troves at all is such a waste of time.
  1. Nindoriel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DarthMonk79 View Post
    never realized the treasure room was that important. I haven't done it in forever yet still earn a good amount of gold everyday. I mean seriously this is worthy of a complaint, Isle of Thunder is pretty much dead whenever I do go to it for the Legendary chain. Its a couple hundred gold done easy, not really that important.
    To be honest, I don't care about the achievement, but I do care that it, and the whole scenario apparently, is being removed. Why do that? It bothers me even more so with the legendary questline. Here is a piece of content they worked at putting into the game and now they are removing it. I guess they want to make it feel as if it's more special now, it was only a limited time thing, and we are now supposed to feel special because we experienced it, but it's really stupid in my opinion. Same goes for the thing with the Vale. They removed almost all of the content in that zone.

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