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by Published on 2014-09-12 05:51 PM

Garrison Upgrade Prices, Blue Posts, EU Connected Realms, Brew Pup Sale, FinalBoss

Lords of War Part Three - Durotan
Make sure to check out Episode 1 and Episode 2 if you missed them!


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Before you can harbor any hope of defeating the Iron Horde, you must first understand what—and whom—you’re up against. Our five-part series Lords of War introduces you to some of the major players in the campaign on Draenor, continuing today with the tale of Durotan, son of Garad and father of Thrall.

The unforgiving land of the Frostwolf clan does not reward sentiment. When young Durotan’s mother fell deathly ill, he had a choice: Allow her life to come to a natural end, or pay a heavy price to save her.

Once you’ve watched his story, visit our newly posted Durotan character page to read more about his legacy and his role in the events to come.


Visit our Lords of War page to watch earlier installments in the series featuring the sadistic Kargath Bladefist and the mighty Grommash Hellscream.


Visit www.worldofwarcraft.com in the weeks to come for more episodes of Lords of War, and arm yourself with the knowledge you need to survive the battle ahead.
by Published on 2014-09-12 06:14 AM

PhoenixGod's "Rage of the Maniac" Barbarian, New Play Your Way Form, Westmarch Workshop Rap, Kripp's HC Tank Monk

Leeroy Jenkins & Starving Buzzard Changes Confirmed for September 22nd

Skin Spotlight: Warden Tyrande (Unreleased Skin), Chen Talent Issues, Chen Bundle

Warlords of Draenor - Garrison Upgrade Prices
Today we are looking at the current garrison upgrade prices. These have changed several times during beta, so keep in mind that these prices aren't final.

Large Buildings
  • Level 1 - 150 Garrison Resources and 150.
  • Level 2 - 900 Garrison Resources and 300.
  • Level 3 - 1200 Garrison Resources and 500.

Medium Buildings
  • Level 1 - 100 Garrison Resources and 150.
  • Level 2 - 300 Garrison Resources and 300.
  • Level 3 - 600 Garrison Resources and 500.


Small Buildings
  • Level 1 - 50 Garrison Resources and 150.
  • Level 2 - 100 Garrison Resources and 300.
  • Level 3 - 300 Garrison Resources and 500.

Town Hall (Garrison Tier)
  • Level 3 - 2000 Garrison Resources and 5000.


Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Ashran Discovery
An evolvution from timeless? allow a small quest chain to introduce people to what is happening and how to participate. I have been playing in ashran for over a week and am still confused by how bosses are summoned, or how one even creates that artifact. When asking in general, people either "lol noob" or dont answer. I dont like walking into a zone and having to be sherlock holmes.
I'm skeptical creating an "informative quest" or block of gossip text from an NPC for players to read will be effective. We've been making efforts to make things more clear. For example, when the events become active they now have a clickable link in chat which you can read to see what the events do and what the rewards are. Similar to when you see a player cast a spell and you can click the spell tooltip in your combat log to see what exactly it does. We feel this is good design for "learn as you play." We'd love to hear any suggestions in this regard for helping newer players discover how Ashran works. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Justice and Valor Conversion
When this change happens, will our valor points be converted to another currency?
Apologies for the delay in getting back about this, but yes, Justice and Valor will be converted to gold. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Patch 6.0.2 PTR Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
PTR Character Copies
The in-game Character Copy should now be working on PTR realms. You may need to restart your client in order to see your Account Data copy over, but once it does it's as easy as clicking the Copy button on the Character Selection Screen, and selecting the retail character you'd like to copy over. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

PTR Download Size
Is it still possible to shortcut the download of PTR by copying the Data directory?
It actually does this automatically by copying the raw data from your 5.4.8 retail install (if you have one). It means you only have to download ~8-10gb instead of a much larger size. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
What would the point being to the "Tank Squish" Could you explain that a little bit more? #WarlordsQA
Point is to bring down the power of both tanks and the creatures hitting them, so damage can be smoother; threatening but not... (Celestalon)
...two-shotting you. Important to note that we're not bringing things down so far that tanks are not needed, or their... (Celestalon)
...Active Mitigation gameplay changes. This is a numbers and tuning change, not a gameplay change. (Celestalon)

Basically, it's not a tank survival nerf, it's a non-tank survival buff?
Ah, indeed, that is a somewhat appropriate way of looking at it. (Celestalon)

will resource gen be changed as well?
There are a couple changes involved that affect resource gen, but they're relatively minor. (Celestalon)
and is "tankable mobs" just a general term, or is there going to be a difference in how tankable and untankable mobs hit?
We're going to reduce the damage of raid bosses more than outdoor world mobs, if that's what you mean. (Celestalon)
General idea: The harder it hits currently, the more we're going to reduce it. (Celestalon)

Is the basic goal here to not have all non-tanks get destroyed so badly every time something touches them?
Well, that's a minor part of it. The bigger part to us is to not have absurdly high numbers whenever tanks are involved, and... (Celestalon)
...start running into the extreme ends of scaling curves so early on. (Celestalon)

Concerned that there is less of a 'payoff' for being a better tank versus a bad tank, mitigation wise?
Tuning that is hard, but it's extremely important to us that we get that right. Tough to balance, especially on easier content. (Celestalon)

I want my tanking to be fun, active, and a little dangerous. AFK tanking is no fun.
Perfect. Our goals align then. (Celestalon)

the most confusing thing in this was the armor for mail. I thought "Uhh, what tank class wears mail at max?"
Basically, we brought Plate down to about where Mail was, and moved Mail down so it was still between Leather/Plate. (Celestalon)

Less Armor to Ret/DK/War but Cloth/Leather effects that make up for the less armor like Mage Armor, Shadowform, etc; No nerfs?
In PvE, it hardly matters, and just makes them less better, but still better. In PvP, we're considering changes, but not.. (Celestalon)
...sure that they need any compensation in most cases. We need to see how it turns out in testing to evaluate. (Celestalon)

Whats the point of tanks if survivability is back in healers hands? It seems like tanks are going to have nothing to do now.
That's a point that's a mile away, and we're taking a few steps toward. Gameplay will not change; Active Mitigation still strong. (Celestalon)

Is there any way you could clarify it at all, because from what I read it as we're getting "nerfed" because of PvP.
No, these changes were not made for PvP reasons. Not sure what to clarify; this brings tanks' tankiness down, but it's still ... (Celestalon)
...way way higher than non-tanks' tankiness.DPS Tankiness = 100Old Tank Tankiness = 10000New Tank Tankiness = 5000 (Celestalon)

Monk (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
What you think about Uplift healing 6 most injured targets and not depend on Rem anymore?being punished for bad rng is not cool.
Uplift doesn't get reduced by full health targets. Also, many people lately are talking about the RNG, and exaggerating it. (Celestalon)
*True* situation regarding randomness from two ReMs:1 player manually chosen ~10sec ago2 players who were injured ~10sec ago (Celestalon)
1 player manually chosen just now2 players who are currently injuredThe vast majority of those need the healing. (Celestalon)
People seem to be discussing it lately like it's purely random, or even 2/3 random. It's not. (Celestalon)

Warrior (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Please state the goal and gameplay elements (viability pve/pvp) behind gladiator's resolve talent.
To be a sword-and-board style damage dealer. 100% viable DPS for both PvE and PvP. *Not* a tank if you're in Gladiator Stance. (Celestalon)

PvE
Maybe you've answered this already but will we need to gear through Heroic raiding in order to be geared for Mythic?
You're certainly going to want to... it's no different than gearing in Normal Siege in order to work on Heroic Siege. (WatcherDev)

I see not a single heroic "skull" in the Mythic dungeon journal for Tectus. Is there no change other than increased damage?
There are no Mythic-only abilities as such, but there's a pretty big difference in how the fight plays out.... (WatcherDev)

PvP
Is the blue gear given in strong boxes from skirmishes the lowest tier? Do you plan on leaving the drop rate, love it!
There are two tiers: Normal and Veteran. The Normal gear drops pretty often. The Veteran drops rarely. (holinka)
Separate from honor and conq gear correct? will the honor and conq be same i level as that gear respectively but with set bonuses?
It is separate but the ilevels are similar. (holinka)

the TR has always worked for Blizzcon qualifiers. Why not just use TR to avoid all this confusion?
Yes and no. It worked because we didn't have a region-wide ladder in the past and needed to rank all of the players. (holinka)
But players spent a lot of time gaming the ladder, avoiding competition whenever possible. Prefer people actually compete. (holinka)

Hey holinka, any chance we'll see skirmishes after this arena season ends (prior to WoD)?
They will be included with the 6.0 patch. (holinka)

How much HP will a fullgeared lvl 100 have?
About 250k in blues. We squished player health less than other things, so as to increase player survivability across the board. (Celestalon)

any thought on giving a rating for skirmishes and bringing back team rating?
Rating on skirmishes is contrary to the design goal. We have a hidden rating to help with matchmaking a little. (holinka)

Hey! Why not add random seasons to bgs? Winter in AB (with snow storms!)... spring in AV. etc etc. Cosmetic, but fun....
We're working towards that. It isn't as easy as you might think. (holinka)

Lore
Don't judge a game by its cover! Iron Horde are the main villains, but there's a lot more to WoD than orcs. (_DonAdams)

I hear a lot of concerns regarding draenei in WoD. Guys, they have 2 zones, a dungeon, new art, tons of quests and characters. They're rad. (_DonAdams)
All we see from the marketing is Orcs orcs orcs. It's more than a little insulting we're not "cool" enough to be on the cover. :[
And while they do suffer greatly at the hands of the Iron Horde, the draenei are also instrumental in opposing them. (_DonAdams)

EU Connected Realms Update - 10/09
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The following realms are due to be connected on 17 September:

English Realms
  • (PvE) Bronzebeard and Aerie Peak
  • (PvE) Blade's Edge and Vek'nilash

French Realms
  • (PvP) Sargeras and Garona/Ner’zhul

The following realms are due to be connected after the realms above:

English Realms
  • (PvE) Kul Tiras and Alonsus

French Realms
  • (PvE) Vol'jin and Chants éternels
  • (PvP) Kael'Thas and Arak-arahm/Throk’Feroth/Rashgarroth

We do not have a date for the following realm connections, but will update this post when we do:

English Realms
  • (PvE) Emerald Dream and Terenas
  • (PvE) Anachronos and Kul Tiras/Alonsus
  • (PvP) Twilight's Hammer and Emeriss/Agamaggan/Hakkar/Crushridge/Bloodscalp
  • (PvP) Al'Akir and Xavius/Skullcrusher
  • (RP) Steamwheedle Cartel and Moonglade/The Sha'tar

Plans for these connections may change at any time. We’ll provide additional updates for future connections here as soon as we can.

Adopt the Alterac Brew Pup - 40% Off This Week Only
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Bred for rescue in the forbidding cold of the Alterac Mountains, the spirited Brew Pup is ready to lend a swig of good “cheer” to dog-tired travelers everywhere. If you could use a hardy companion like this at your side, you can adopt an Alterac Brew Pup of your own for 40% off this week only (sale ends September 16, 2014). Raise a mug and a chew toy to your new favorite companion.

Final Boss #55 - Warlords of Draenor Healing
Zosyn of Promethean and Stormieh of PWNANZA joined FinalBoss this week to talk about the current state of healing.

by Published on 2014-09-10 09:19 PM

Update: Added confirmation that the barber shop will allow face changes on live.

Preparing to Launch Warlords of Draenor & Celebrate 10 Years of World of Warcraft

Warlords of Draenor Beta - Build 18850
Yet another Warlords of Draenor beta build has arrived!

Barber - Facial Re-customization
You can now change your face for a ~32 fee when visiting the barber! This will be going live, but we don't have all of the details yet.



Mage Armor Set
It looks like what could be Tier 18 or maybe Season 17 mage set textures slipped in to this build. Unfortunately the shoulders, head, and belt buckle don't have models, just textures.





Updated Maps



New Items
New Timeless Isle style Tier tokens for all the difficulties were added in this build, allowing you to make your tier piece as soon as the item is yours.

Level Type Slot Name
1Junk Autographed Portrait of Jaina Proudmoore
1Junk Carafe of Moonwell Water
90Other Outrider's Bridle Chain
100Leatherworking Pattern Recipe: Drums of Fury
100Engineering Schematic Schematic: Blackrock Rifling
100Engineering Schematic Schematic: True Iron Trigger
100Blacksmithing Plans Recipe: Steelforged Axe
100Blacksmithing Plans Recipe: Steelforged Aegis
100Inscription Technique Technique: Inferno Tarot
100Inscription Technique Technique: Molten Tarot
640Item Enchantment Inferno Tarot
655Item Enchantment Molten Tarot
630ShieldOff Hand Steelforged Aegis
630One-handed AxeOne Hand Steelforged Axe
78DaggerMain Hand High Warlord's Razor
78DaggerOff Hand High Warlord's Razor
1Consumable Forged Weapons and Armor
1Consumable XP
100Item Enhancement Enchanter's Illusion - Glorious Tyranny
100Item Enhancement Enchanter's Illusion - Primal Victory
100Other Drums of Fury


New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Misc Strings
  • GARRISON_BUILDING_UNDER_CONSTRUCTION - Building under construction
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_246 - You already have the maximum amount of Outcasts following you.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_247 - Not in World PvP zone.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_248 - Already at Resource cap
  • SPELL_FAILED_GARRISON_FOLLOWER_IN_BUILDING - That follower is currently assigned to a building.
  • SPLASH_NEW_90_RIGHT_DESC - Head to the Dark Portal and talk to Archmage Khadgar.

CharTitle
  • CharTitle #443 - Artisan ...

Game Text
  • Game Text #90105 - The darkness... it flows within me. It seeps from every vein.
  • Game Text #90106 - Come, strangers! Cross into the realm of the Shadow Lands! I shall deliver you to your death.



Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Draenor
Quests
  • Eggs in One Basket Increase the morale of an Arakkoa Outcast to 50 or more in Skettis Ruins. 10 points. Escort Arakkoa Outcasts to an Outcast Darkscryer with a total of 100 morale during Operation: Skettis Ruins. 10 points.

Draenor Raid
Dungeons & Raids

Feats of Strength

Professions
  • Draenor Master Obtain 700 skill points in a profession. 10 points. Title Reward: Artisan. 10 points.



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by Holinka (Blue Tracker)
Latest beta build has two changes to battle fatigue. 20% healing reduction and 15% expertise. You should see less parry/dodge/healing in PvP
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts
  • Cindermane Charger Name Changed from Unused to Cindermane Charger. Summons and dismisses your Unused Cindermane Charger. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.

Item Set Bonuses

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Guardian
  • Tooth and Claw Your autoattacks in Bear Form have a 40% chance to empower your next Maul for 10 sec. Empowered Maul causes its primary victim's next autoattack to deal [ 320% [ 240% of AP ] less damage. You can accumulate up to 2 charges of Tooth and Claw. Requires Bear Form. Druid - Guardian Spec.

Major Glyphs
  • Glyph of Blooming Increases the bloom heal of your Lifebloom when it expires by 50%, but its duration is reduced by 5 sec and your Healing Touch, Nourish, and Regrowth abilities no longer refresh the duration. Major Glyph.

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Marksmanship
  • Chimaera Shot An A two-headed shot that hits your primary target and another nearby target, dealing (0% of weapon damage) Nature or Frost damage to each target. Requires Ranged Weapon. Hunter - Marksmanship Spec. 35 Focus. 40 yd range. Instant. 9 sec cooldown.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Arcane
  • Arcane Barrage Launches bolts of arcane energy at the enemy target, causing [ 75% of Spell Power ] Arcane damage. Consumes all Arcane Charges. Arcane Barrage's damage is increased by 50% per Arcane Charge, and it hits 1 additional nearby targets per Arcane Charge for 50% damage. Replaces Fire Blast. Mage - Arcane Spec. 0.5% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Arcane Blast Blasts the target with energy, dealing [ 1 + 86.52% of Spell Power ] Arcane damage and generating an Arcane Charge. Arcane Blast's damage is increased by 50% per Arcane Charge, and its mana cost is increased by 150% per Arcane Charge. Replaces Frostfire Bolt. Mage - Arcane Spec. 1.666667% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 2.2 sec cast.

Fire
  • Dragon's Breath Targets in a cone in front of the caster take [ 61.42% of Spell Power ] Fire damage and are disoriented for 4 sec. Any direct damage will cancel the effect. Replaces Cone of Cold. Mage - Fire Spec. 4% of Base Mana. Instant. 20 sec cooldown.

Frost
  • Ice Lance Deals [ 72.36% of Spell Power ] Frost damage to an enemy target. Ice Lance damage is doubled against frozen targets. Replaces Fire Blast. Mage - Frost Spec. 1% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Talents
  • Ring of Peace Form a Ring of Peace around the friendly target for 8 sec, incapacitating all enemies for 3 sec, and incapacitating other enemies when the first time they use a harmful spell or ability. Monk - LvL 60 Talent. 40 yd range. Instant. 45 sec cooldown.
  • Zen Sphere (Brewmaster, Windwalker) Triggered early if dispelled or the target falls below 35% health. is damaged below 35% health.
  • Zen Sphere (Mistweaver) Triggered early if dispelled or the target falls below 35% health. is damaged below 35% health.

Mistweaver
  • Stance of the Spirited Crane Improves the functionality of Surging Mist, Blackout Kick, and Crackling Jade Lightning. While in this stance, you will gain Eminence. Eminence 50% of all damage you deal, with your melee attacks and abilities, including multistrikes, will be converted into healing on an injured ally within 20 yards. Monk - Mistweaver Spec. Instant.

Windwalker

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Holy
  • Holy Radiance Imbues a friendly target with radiant energy, healing that target for [ 151.32% of Spell Power ] and up to 5 6 allies within 10 yards for half that amount. Grants 1 Holy Power. Healing effectiveness diminishes for each player target beyond 6. Paladin - Holy Spec. 35.64% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Power Word: Shield 3% 2.4% of Base Mana.
  • Resurrection Brings a dead ally back to life with 35% health and mana. Cannot be cast when in combat. Can't be cast in Shadowform. 4% 0.8% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 10 sec cast.

Perks

Discipline
  • Discipline (New) Increases healing and absorption done by 10%. Priest - Discipline Spec.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Burst of Speed Increases your movement speed by 70% for 4 sec and removes movement slowing effects. Usable while stealthed. Rogue - LvL 60 Talent. 25 Energy. Instant. 30 Energy. Instant.

Assassination
  • Vendetta Marks an enemy for death for 20 sec, increasing all damage you the damage your abilities and melee attacks deal to the target by 30%, and making the target visible to you even through concealments such as stealth and invisibility. Rogue - Assassination Spec. 30 yd range. Instant. 2 min cooldown.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Demonbolt Launch of ball of demonic energy at the target, dealing [ 1 + 150% of Spell Power ] Chaos damage. Each Demonbolt amplifies further Demonbolts, increasing damage by 20% and cost by 100% for 60 40 sec (reduced by Haste), stacking up to 10 times. Requires Metamorphosis. Warlock - LvL 0 Talent. 80 Demonic Fury. 40 yd range. 2 sec cast.

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Hamstring Maims the enemy for (20% 5% of weapon damage) Physical damage, reducing movement speed by 50% for 15 sec. Requires Melee Weapon. 10 Rage. Melee range. Instant. 1 sec cooldown.
  • Shield Charge Raise your shield and charge a short distance to your target, increasing the damage of Shield Slam, Revenge, and Heroic Strike by 30% for 6 7 sec. Maximum 2 charges. Requires Shields. 20 Rage. 10 yd range. Instant. 1.5 sec cooldown.

Talents
  • Ravager Arms, Fury: Throw a whirling axe at the target location that inflicts [ 1 + 150% of AP ] damage to enemies within 6 yards every 1 sec. Lasts 10 sec. Protection: Throw a whirling axe at the target location that inflicts [ 1 + 150% of AP ] damage to enemies within 6 yards every 1 sec. Lasts 10 sec. Also increases your chance to parry by 30% for 11 sec. Requires Melee Weapon. Warrior - LvL 0 Talent. 40 yd range. Instant. 60 sec cooldown.

Racials
Dwarf
  • Stoneform Removes all poison, disease, curse, magic, and bleed effects and reduces all physical damage taken by 10% for 8 sec. Dwarf Racial. Instant. 2 min cooldown.

Professions
Blacksmithing
  • Steelforged Aegis (New) Blacksmithing. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Truesteel Ingot (100), True Iron Ore (20), Blackrock Ore (20). Tools: Blacksmith Hammer.
  • Steelforged Axe (New) Blacksmithing. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Truesteel Ingot (100), True Iron Ore (20), Blackrock Ore (20). Tools: Blacksmith Hammer.

Enchanting
  • Azurian Shards Name Changed from Elements of Enchantment to Azurian Shards. 1.5 Creates 4 shards. Additional shards are created at high Enchanting skill (600+). May also create Sorcerous Fire and Earth. Cooldown resets daily. Enchanting. 3.5 sec cast. 1 sec cooldown. Reagents: Draenic Dust (40).
  • Azurian Shards (New) May also create Sorcerous Fire and Earth. Can be performed up to 3 times in a row, but requires 24 hours to recover 1 use. Enchanting. 3.5 sec cast. 1 sec cooldown. Reagents: Draenic Dust (40).
  • Luminous Shatter Enchanting 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Luminous Shard.
  • Secrets of Draenor Enchanting Name Changed from Secret of Draenor Enchanting to Secrets of Draenor Enchanting. Enchanting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Temporal Crystal. 3.5 sec cast. Reagents: Draenic Dust (5).
  • Temporal Shatter Enchanting 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Temporal Crystal.

Engineering
  • Gearspring Parts Engineering. 1.5 Additional ingots are created when your Engineering skill is 600 or higher. May also create Sorcerous Fire and Air. Cooldown resets daily. Engineering. 3.5 sec cast. 1 sec cooldown. Reagents: True Iron Ore (10), Blackrock Ore (10).
  • Gearspring Parts (New) May also create Sorcerous Fire and Air. Engineering. 3.5 sec cast. Reagents: True Iron Ore (10), Blackrock Ore (10).
  • Nitro Boosts Permanently attaches nitro boosts to your belt, allowing you to increase run speed for a few seconds. Duration and speed may vary. (3 2 Min Cooldown) Nitro boosts share a cooldown with potions. Engineering. 5 sec cast. Reagents: Tinker's Kit. Tools: Arclight Spanner.
  • Secrets of Draenor Engineering Name Changed from Secret of Draenor Engineering to Secrets of Draenor Engineering. Engineering. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Bottled Elements (10), Gearspring Parts (10). Tools: Arclight Spanner, Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor. Compile your knowledge of Engineering once per day. Secrets can be traded for recipes. Engineering. 3.5 sec cast. 1 sec cooldown. Reagents: True Iron Ore (5).

Inscription
  • Draenor Merchant Order Merchant Orders can be used to trick vendors into giving you gold allow you to legally collect excess fees from vendors. Inscription. 3.5 sec cast. Reagents: Light Parchment (2), Warbinder's Ink (2).
  • Glorious Crystal Name Changed from Glorious Etched Crystal to Glorious Crystal
  • Inferno Tarot (New) Inscription. 5 sec cast. Reagents: War Paints (27). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set.
  • Molten Tarot (New) Inscription. 5 sec cast. Reagents: War Paints (27). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set.
  • Mystical Crystal Name Changed from Mystical Etched Crystal to Mystical Crystal
  • Secrets of Draenor Inscription Name Changed from Secret of Draenor Inscription to Secrets of Draenor Inscription. Inscription. 5 sec cast. Reagents: Light Parchment (40), War Paints (22). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set. 3.5 sec cast. Reagents: Cerulean Pigment (5). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set.
  • Volatile Crystal Name Changed from Volatile Etched Crystal to Volatile Crystal
  • War Paints Creates 4 paints. Additional paints are created at high Inscription skill (600+). May also create Sorcerous Water and Earth. Cooldown resets daily. Inscription 3.5 sec cast. Reagents: Cerulean Pigment (40). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set.
  • War Paints (New) May also create Sorcerous Water and Earth. Can be performed up to 3 times in a row, but requires 24 hours to recover 1 use. Inscription. 3.5 sec cast. Reagents: Cerulean Pigment (40). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set.

Leatherworking
by Published on 2014-09-10 05:21 PM

Preparing to Launch Warlords of Draenor & Celebrate 10 Years of World of Warcraft
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With Warlords of Draenor set to launch on Thursday, November 13, we’ve seen a few questions about how that fits in with our plans for the upcoming 10-year anniversary content. We’re looking forward to celebrating this epic milestone with you, and we want to make sure everyone has plenty of opportunity to take part while still being able to fully enjoy what the expansion has to offer.

The 10-year anniversary celebration will begin in-game on Friday, November 21 and will last until Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 10 a.m. PST. Everyone who logs in during this time period will receive the incredibly cuddly, feisty, and fiery new Molten Corgi to love, pet, and call their own. You’ll also be able to participate in a pair of special events to commemorate the occasion.


Maximum Molten Core
One of WoW’s classic 40-player dungeons, Molten Core, will be available in Raid Finder during the anniversary period for level 100 players. Making it through the underground gauntlet and defeating Ragnaros will reward players with a Core Hound mount and a Warlords of Draenor Raid Finder–quality helm (100% guaranteed!). For a walkthrough of the dungeon as it stands today, check out our Revisiting Heroism’s Past – Molten Core guide.





Southshore vs. Tarren Mill—The Battle Continues
To recapture the feeling of the endless tug-of-war of early WoW PvP, we’ll be opening a Team Deathmatch–style Battleground based on the timeless struggle between Southshore and Tarren Mill. We’ll have two different brackets for players to take part in: one for levels 90–99 characters and another for level 100. Unlike the old days of Tarren Mill vs. Southshore, there will be a clearly defined victor, so you’ll need to work as a team or face crushing defeat. A win will gain you a shiny new title: either Tarren Mill Terror for the Alliance or Southshore Slayer for the Horde.


Onward into Warlords of Draenor
With the release of Warlords of Draenor, all unrated PvP Battlegrounds, Skirmishes, and other unrated PvP activities will be available immediately. The new rated season will begin Tuesday, December 2 at 8 a.m. PST.

We also wanted to make sure that everyone had time to level up before we opened our first Raid dungeon, Highmaul, in Normal and Heroic modes. These will open at the same time as the rated PvP season (December 2), with Raid Finder and Mythic modes opening the following week. We’ll provide a complete schedule in the future for those who wish to start planning their new Raid calendars. For more information on the new Raid structure for Warlords of Draenor, be sure to read our Dev Watercooler series: Raiding Azeroth – Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
by Published on 2014-09-10 12:04 AM

Patch 6.0.2 PTR Testing has Begun!
Character copies don't work yet, but you can use a template.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We're in the process pushing the latest 6.0.2 PTR Build to the Battle.net app. You should be able to install the 6.0.2 PTR via the Battle.net app shortly.

As a reminder, the Battle.net app is mandatory in order to play WoW, and all updating/installing will now go through it. If you don't have the Battle.net app, get it here! http://us.battle.net/en/app/

If you have an older version of the PTR build, you may need to uninstall it if your version doesn't automatically update. In order to install the PTR, make sure the Region/Account dropdown box is set to PTR: Mists of Pandaria. Example Picture

More troubleshooting steps can be found in this support article.

Key things to note with this build:
  • Build version is version 6.0.2. 18838.
  • The Mac Version of the PTR client is not working quite yet. We hope to have it working in the near future, but I do not have an ETA at this time.
  • Character Copy is currently down on the PTR. When we bring it up, it'll be via the new in-game option, found on the Character Selection screen.
  • There is currently a known crash that occurs when changing to/from Windowed Mode while in game, or changing the Resolution in-game. We're working to fix that, although it may require a new build.

As in previous PTR tests for the Expansion Patches, this PTR will mimic what your live retail servers will look like on 6.0.2 Patch day (as opposed to the expansion launch date of Novemeber 13th).

This means that some restrictions will be in place compared to our Beta Realms:
  • Level Cap remains at level 90.
  • Tanaan Jungle, Ashran, and the other Draenor zones will not be accessible.
  • Garrisons, new dungeons, and new raids will not be accessible.

Patch 6.0.2 PTR - Build 18838
These are the changes from yesterday's beta build, not the entire Patch 6.0.2 change list.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Guardian
  • Tooth and Claw Your autoattacks in Bear Form have a 40% chance to empower your next Maul for 10 sec. Empowered Maul causes its primary victim's next autoattack to deal [ 320% [ 240% of AP ] less damage. You can accumulate up to 2 charges of Tooth and Claw. Requires Bear Form. Druid - Guardian Spec.

Professions
Engineering
  • Nitro Boosts Permanently attaches nitro boosts to your belt, allowing you to increase run speed for a few seconds. Duration and speed may vary. (3 2 Min Cooldown) Nitro boosts share a cooldown with potions. Engineering. 5 sec cast. Reagents: Tinker's Kit. Tools: Arclight Spanner.



Blasted Lands Quests
The screenshots and footage below are from the beta version of the event, which is very similar to the version currently on the PTR. The second video includes the new cinematic added on the PTR.

The Iron Horde have come through the red Dark Portal and taken over most of the Blasted Lands. Thrall, Khadgar, Vindicator Maraad, and other NPCs have set up small camps near the Dark Portal with a short quest line of standard kill, collect, and interact objectives.

At the end of the quest line, Vindicator Maraad / Thrall will assist you in killing the leader of this Iron Horde assault. Turning in the final quest gives you The Iron Invasion achievement, the of the Iron Vanguard title, and Iron Starlette.







Patch 6.0.2 PTR Patch Notes
These patch notes are the same as the Beta notes, except for the items listed below. For the full notes, please see the blue tracker.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
World Environment
Creatures
  • Kor’kron guards and forces loyal to Garrosh have been ousted from Horde cities and settlements.

Quests
  • A Test of Valor has been removed. Players on Wrathion’s Legendary quest line will now skip ahead to the next step.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
Siege of Orgrimmar
  • Garrosh Hellscream
    • “Ahead of the Curve” and “Cutting Edge” achievements for defeating Garrosh Hellscream are no longer obtainable.
Legacy Raid Changes
  • Dragon Soul: Characters above level 86 can now solo-queue for Dragon Soul on Raid Finder difficulty by speaking with Auridormi outside of the entrance to Dragon Soul in Caverns of Time.
  • Icecrown Citadel: Door leading past Valithria is now open by default, allowing players to skip the encounter.
  • Ulduar: Thorim no longer resets when his arena is empty.

PvP
  • Added additional safeguards to prevent accidental PvP flagging.
    • Non-PvP flagged players are unable to heal or damage PvP flagged players unless they manually flag themselves for PvP combat.
      • PvP flagging can be toggled by typing /pvp into chat.
    • Players on a non-PvP realm joining a cross-realm group now receive a confirmation prompt warning that they may cross into a PvP enabled realm by joining the group.
  • The War Games command line parameter has been changed to accept BattleTag or RealID friend as the first argument.
    • Example usage: /wg BattleTagfriend arena tournamentrules
    • Both arena and tournamentrules are optional. The arena parameter if specified will do a best-match search of valid arenas or a random one will be chosen. If tournamentrules hasn’t been set, it will default to false.

Items
  • Items listed for sale on the Alliance, Horde, and neutral auction houses have now been combined together on a per-realm basis.

Mount Journal
  • Entries in the Mount Journal now have a description and information on where or how the mount can be obtained.
  • Mount Journal now lists all mounts that have been collected on the account. Ones that the character is unable to use will be displayed in red.
  • Players can now designate a mount as favorite, placing it at the top of the collected mounts list.
  • Summon Random Favorite Mount has been added, randomly summoning a mount that’s usable for the area from the favorites list.
  • All flying mounts are now able to be used as a ground mount in areas that do not allow flying.

Tanaan Stress Test on September 10
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Join us September 10 at 3:00 pm PDT as we stress test the Tanaan Jungle starting experience! We’ll be turning the level 100 realms off during this test, and ask that you come make new level 90’s to help us put the starting experience through its paces. We appreciate the help, and your assistance here will help go a long way to ensuring a smooth expansion launch.

If you have any feedback on the zone please post it in the Tanaan Jungle Quests forum.

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