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by Published on 2015-02-05 09:30 PM

WoW Stable at 10+ Million Subscribers
Blizzard had their Q4 2014 earnings call today, announcing that WoW was still at 10+ million subscribers at the end of 2014. This is the same as the mid November announcement that listed WoW at 10+ million subscribers.

  • Subscriber numbers are expected to decline, just like after the release of every other expansion. Asia is expected to have a larger decline, as subscriber numbers there are more fluid.
  • Hearthstone has over 25 million registered players
  • Heroes of the Storm has 9 million users registered for beta

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Patch 6.0.3 Hotfixes - February 5
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Blackrock Foundry
    • Resolved an issue where Slagshop Brutes may sometimes not reset correctly if the raid wipes while they're casting Death Howl.
    • Hans'gar & Franzok
      • Hans’gar and Franzok’s Crippling Suplex now deals 30% less damage (200,000 damage on Raid Finder, 450,000 damage on Normal, 600,000 damage on Heroic, and 700,000 damage on Mythic).
    • Blackhand
      • Blackhand's Impaling Throw damage dealt to Siegemakers should now properly scale up based on the number of players in the Raid.
      • Visuals for Marked for Death and Slag Eruptions should now be easier to see.
      • Players should now only receive a single debuff that refreshes when running through Blazes created by Siegemaker Mortar attacks.
      • Resolved an issue that could cause some Hunters or Warlocks to suffer fatal falling damage during the transition to Stage Three: Iron Crucible.

Battlegrounds and Arenas
  • Faction flags should no longer appear for players in an Arena or Arena Skirmish match.
by Published on 2015-02-05 06:46 AM

Season 1 Ends, Wudijo's Physical DH

Deck Spotlight: Oil Rogue, Card Design Voting, Mekkatorque's Workshop #12

Hero Rotation for Feb 3, GetBonkd's Muradin Spotlight & Guide

Hanamura Map Screenshot Reveals

Patch 6.1 - No New Garrison Campaign Quests
It looks like we won't get any more of the garrison campaign until Patch 6.2.



Patch 6.0.3 Hotfixes - February 4
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Blackrock Foundry
    • Gruul
      • Gruul now uses Petrifying Slam against 5 targets in a 10-player raid, scaling up to 10 targets in a 30-player raid (used to be 8 targets for all raid sizes).
    • Hans'gar & Franzok
      • Fixed an issue that could cause Beastlord Darmac to despawn immediately once defeated.
      • Mages should no longer be able to incorrectly Blink through the ramp at the end of the room.
    • Beastlord Darmac
      • Fixed an issue that could cause Beastlord Darmac despawn immediately once defeated.
    • Operator Thogar
      • Operator Thogar should now be immune to damage during the start of the encounter until he jumps down onto the tracks.
    • Iron Maidens
      • Admiral Gar'an should no longer interrupt herself while using Deploy Turret.
    • Blackhand
      • Players should no longer be able to avoid Incendiary Shot on the balconies in Stage Two.

Blackrock Foundry: Clarification/Known Issues
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Over the course of Blackrock Foundry’s testing, we’ve made a handful of changes to encounter mechanics that are not currently being communicated in the Dungeon Journal. The Dungeon Journal will be updated with those changes in Patch 6.1, which is currently on the PTR, but we'd like to share those changes to minimize confusion.

Changes to the encounters that are already live, but not in the Dungeon Journal:
  • On The Blast Furnace encounter, Slag Pool is used on all difficulties; but the journal currently incorrectly suggests that it is Mythic only. In 6.1 the journal will accurately reflect that Slag Pool affects the Heart of the Mountain during Phase 2.
  • Hans’gar and Franzok’s Crippling Suplex ability no longer deals damage based on maximum health of the tank who was picked up. It deals a flat amount of Physical damage to both tanks who are thrown together. (663,500 damage on Raid Finder, 862,550 damage on Normal, 1,127,950 damage on Heroic, and 1,327,000 damage on Mythic)
  • Gruul will instantly regain 50 Rage if his Inferno Slice fails to hit at least 4 targets on Mythic difficulty.
  • Blackhand will regain energy after using Massive Shattering Smash if it fails to hit at least 4 targets.

Known issues that will be fixed in Patch 6.1:
  • When grabbed by Hans’gar or Franzok in advance of Crippling Suplex, tanks are currently unable to use abilities. They will be able to use abilities while grabbed in 6.1.
  • Flamebender Ka’graz’s Singe debuff currently appears as a dispellable magic debuff on unit frames. It is not intended to be dispellable; this display issue will be fixed in 6.1.

Edit: Added an additional note for Slag Pool during The Blast Furnace encounter.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Transmog Guidelines
For some reason Blizzard has a firm stance on what we can and cannot transmog.
We just want there to be some kind of order to how characters in the game look. Even with the current restrictions you can do some pretty crazy stuff, but that doesn't mean it should necessarily be anything goes. And it's a big new(ish) system with potentially far reaching consequences if we're not careful. At least to start. We've pretty frequently made changes to the rules to allow more transmog options, and that's likely to continue. Over a slightly longer term we think there should be a more defined system around transmog, with more defined paths of gameplay to specific options and looks. It's not news it's something we've been working on, and we're continuing to work on it. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Inappropriate use of Swapblaster
Can't you just use the item that makes you immune for 12 hours? It costs like 40 silver on the AH.
In upcoming Patch 6.1, Neural Silencer will also make players immune to the effects of Swapblaster. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Tarren Mill vs Southshore and Hogs
It's old data. The "Hogs" mini-Hogger pet is not a reward from that achievement, and we'll correct it in the next PTR build. We haven't determined yet if/when he'll be obtainable, or from what source. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
and not to be obtuse, I can't find any mention of Strength = Parry in the game anywhere. How would one know this?
We covered a lot of the changes back in October, 2014: http://t.co/WCAwNw6Lwv Great info here that should help clarify. (WarcraftDevs)

How come Mind Control still randomly DC's the Priest sometimes? Is it something that just can't be fixed or is there more to it? This bug has been in the game for several years now and it has been pointed out numerous times if I recall correctly.
Difficult to reproduce internally on one of the most complex spells in the game. Tried to fix multiple times. (holinka)

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
versatility do not affecting recuperate healing right now. is this a bug or intended behavior? #bugs
This is intended. Heals based on % health do not benefit from effects that increase healing, including Versatility. (WarcraftDevs)

>> the Venom Rush talent. Would you please clarify how Combat is intended to use this talent on boss mobs?
Not needed. Instant Poison already counts for Venom Rush. (Celestalon)
Does this "hidden" poisoned debuff last as long as other poisons do? (12 secs). I noticed on twin ogrons while not using >>
Same duration, yep. (Celestalon)

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
ty for patch notes - what about chaos bolt doing chaos dmg for 6.1 yes?
can I ask, why are you guys on this chaos bolt doing chaos dmg campaign? What do you think will be gained? (holinka)
firstly flavour. Chaos as a dmg type exists, CB should do it. Secondly, chaos dmg interacts differently with certain...
Chaos damage just counteds the target's lowest resist. Nobody has any resist since Mists, so no gain. (Celestalon)
Additionally, getting interrupted while casting a Chaos school spell will lock out *all* schools. It'd be a nerf. (Celestalon)
the lockout thing is worth the pierce, but raises another issue. So hard to cast, diff interr. behaviour maybe?
What pierce? There's nothing to pierce anymore. Hasn't been since Mists. (Celestalon)

PvP
Hi! Is WoD Season1 going to end with 6.1 or there is no link between these two "events"? (or "dunno yet" ? )
Season 1 does not end with Patch 6.1. Keep an eye on our website for the official announcement! (WarcraftDevs)

In 6.1, will you allow guild raid groups of 40 to queue into Ashran with the new changes?
Yes. If a member of your raid queues for Ashran, all other members of that raid will queue up for the same Ashran. (WarcraftDevs)

by far the worse experience when gearing up alts for pvp... Grinding honor in questing gear... It's 2015...any changes maybe?
sorry i disagree. We boost your ilevel to 650, drop 660 gear like rain and are super generous with honor. Never been easier. (holinka)

Garrisons
Short question to garrison raid missions. Can you get both a BRF and HM mission or will there only be one at a time?
You will have a chance to get both at the same time. (WarcraftDevs)

Will there be a way to trade in follower 615 tokens for other tokens? Even if just 3 point upgrade tokens?
No plans for that at the moment, but we definitely appreciate the suggestion. (WarcraftDevs)

why do monks get a salvage yard transmog they cant actually transmog...whats the point?
The items are invisible and we don’t allow transmog to invisible items at this time. We included them for completeness. (WarcraftDevs)

Concerning: Class Xmog sets from Salvage. Why bother adding them to the game at all if some parts can't be xmogged? (Esp monk)
The items are invisible and we don’t allow transmog to invisible items at this time. We included them for completeness. (WarcraftDevs)

Misc
Any word on broken Ashran achieves and the Sea Calf pet bug? It's been months, and have asked numerous times to no avail.
These are both being investigated and we hope to have them addressed in Patch 6.1. (WarcraftDevs)

Dark Legacy Comics - #475
DLC #475 takes a look at the origins of the Postmaster.

by Published on 2015-02-04 02:33 AM

Patch 6.1 PTR - Build 19579
Build 19579 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.


Cindermane Charger




New/Updated Garrison Images



New Items

Level Type Name
1Companion Pets Hogs
100Other Photo B.O.M.B.
100Other Runic Pouch
100Other Follower Retraining Scroll Case
100Inscription Technique Technique: Powerful Ensorcelled Tarot
100Inscription Technique Technique: Powerful Weapon Crystal


Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Buildings
Garrisons
  • Terrific Technology now requires the use of 6 the inventions available at the Workshop, rather than all of them.

Draenor
Quests

Exploration
  • Field Photographer (New) Take a picture with the S.E.L.F.I.E. camera in all of the locations listed below. Title Reward: Photographer. 5 points. Account Wide.

Feats of Strength

Garrisons
  • Azeroth's Top Twenty Tunes Collect twenty Music Rolls for your garrison's jukebox. Personal Silence Eradicator. 5 points. Rewards: Portable Audiophone. 5 points.
  • Azeroth's Top Twenty Tunes Collect twenty Music Rolls for your garrison's jukebox. Personal Silence Eradicator. 5 points. Rewards: Portable Audiophone. 5 points.



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Companions
  • Graves Name Changed from My Special Pet to Graves
  • Winter Reindeer Right Click to summon and dismiss your reindeer. The Winter Reindeer only dresses up Summon and dismiss your reindeer. She wears something special for Winter Veil. Battle Pet. Instant.

Item Set Bonuses

Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Necrotic Plague: Damage over time per stack decreased from 3.7% of AP to 3.2% of AP.

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Mangle: Damage dealt increased from 315% of weapon damage to 400% of weapon damage.
  • Moonfire: Mana cost decreased from 3.3% of Base Mana to 1.5% of Base Mana.

Talents

Restoration
  • Nature's Cure: The wording "Can't be cast in Travel Form, Aquatic Form, Flight Form." was removed.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Frost
  • Deep Freeze: Now specifies that damage from Ice Nova can also break the effect.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Mistweaver

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Empowered Seals: Judgment of Insight now heals you for 2% of your maximum health every 3 sec for 21 sec (7 ticks), down from every 2 sec for 20 sec (10 ticks).

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Demonology

Racials
Undead
  • Touch of the Grave: Now states "Additionally, you can breathe underwater indefinitely." (Tooltip fix.)

Professions
Enchanting
  • Major Healing Permanently enchant a melee weapon to increase spell power by 30 20. Cannot be applied to items higher than level 600. Enchanting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Large Prismatic Shard x 8, Primal Water x 8, Primal Life x 8. Tools: Runed Copper Rod.
  • Temporal Crystal Chance to create a full crystal increases with your Enchanting skill Low Enchanting skill may fracture the crystal when created. May also create Sorcerous Air and Fire. Cooldown resets daily. Enchanting. 3.5 sec cast. 1 sec cooldown. Reagents: Luminous Shard.

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Acid Torrent Sprays a cone of acid at a ranged target random ranged foe, inflicting 500,000 Physical damage to the closest target and increases the damage Acid Torrent deals player and increasing that player's damage taken from Acid Torrent by 500,000 for 20 sec. All other targets take up to 300,000 Nature damage reduced by the closest target's player's total damage mitigation. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Acid Torrent Sprays a cone of acid at a ranged target random ranged foe, inflicting 500,000 Physical damage to the closest target and increases the damage Acid Torrent deals player and increasing that player's damage taken from Acid Torrent by 500,000 for 20 sec. All other targets take up to 300,000 Nature damage reduced by the closest target's player's total damage mitigation. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Bonk Inflicts 55,000% Inflicts 55,000 Physical damgage and confuses the target for 3 sec. Melee range. 0.5 sec cast.
  • Crippling Suplex Picks up an enemy and smashes them against his highest threat target, dealing Physical damage equal to the maximum health of the picked up enemy 100 Physical damage. 100 yd range. 3 sec cast.
  • Crusader Strike Inflicts 7,500 damage to an enemy and increases damage taken by 1% for 15 sec. This effect stacks. Melee range. Instant. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Crusader Strike Inflicts 7,500 damage to an enemy and increases damage taken by 0% for until cancelled. This effect stacks. Melee range. Instant. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Deafening Roar The caster shouts with all their might inflicting 0 300,000 Physical damage to all enemies in front of them. 20 yd range. 2 sec cast.
  • Delayed Siege Bomb Fires a series of bombs at a target, each inflicting 100,000 148,250 Physical damage and knocking back targets within 5 yards. These bombs embed themselves in the ground. After 30 sec, these explosives detonate, inflicting 150,000 163,075 Fire damage to targets within 9 yards. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Delayed Siege Bomb Fires a series of bombs at a target, each inflicting 100,000 148,250 Physical damage and knocking back targets within 5 yards. These bombs embed themselves in the ground. After 30 sec, these explosives detonate, inflicting 150,000 163,075 Fire damage to targets within 9 yards. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Explosive Shard Launches an explosive shard, inflicting 110,000 Physical damage and knocking back enemies in the area. After 3 sec, the shard explodes, dealing 200,000 Fire damage and stunning nearby enemies. 25 yd range. Instant. for 3 sec. 25 yd range. Instant.
  • Explosive Shard Launches an explosive shard, inflicting 110,000 Physical damage and knocking back enemies in the area. After 3 sec, the shard explodes, dealing 200,000 Fire damage and stunning nearby enemies. Unlimited range. Instant. for 3 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Fists of Stone Kromog's melee attacks trigger this effect, which Inflicts 363,000 Physical damage split evenly between enemies, up to 2 targets within 15 yards. Limited to 2 targets. 40 yd range. Instant.
  • Rend and Tear Leaps to a target, causing enemies within 7 yards to bleed for 26,076 Physical damage every 3 sec. and increasing damage taken from Rend and Tear by 10% for 30 sec. Cruelfang then leaps back, inflicting the same bleed when landing. 15 yd range. Instant. 40 yd range. Instant.
  • Rend and Tear Leaps to a target, causing enemies within 7 yards to bleed for 26,076 Physical damage every 3 sec. and increasing damage taken from Rend and Tear by 10% for 30 sec. Darmac then leaps back, inflicting the same bleed when landing. 15 yd range. Instant. 40 yd range. Instant.
  • Rune of Crushing Earth Name Changed from Stone Wall to Rune of Crushing Earth
  • Searing Plates Searing Plates speed across the room on the conveyor belts burning nearby enemies for 200,000 120,000 Fire damage every 1 sec. 15 yd range. Instant.
  • Shared Suffering Deals 16,000 Deals 16 Shadow damage over 12 sec to an enemy target. When removed, it splits the remaining damage to the target and his allies. Unlimited range. Instant. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Whirling Steel Viciously whirl about, inflicting 158,744% Physical damage to enemies within 0 to 158,744 Physical damage to enemies within 10 yds. Also causes enemies struck to bleed for 12,755 Physical damage every 2 sec. for 18 sec. 10 yd range. Instant. 3 sec cooldown.



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • CHANGED_ITEM - %s's %s was changed to %s.
  • CHANGED_OWN_ITEM - Your %s was changed to %s.
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_GILNEAS_TERRAIN12 - Main Floor
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_GILNEAS_TERRAIN13 - Upper Floor
  • ERR_BATTLEGROUND_JOIN_MUST_COMPLETE_QUEST - You have been removed from a PvP queue because someone is missing required quest completion.
  • IF_EQUIPPED_TOGETHER - Equipped With



Mission Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Combat
  • Lessons of the Blade (New) Level 100. Item Level 675. Rare. 2 Followers. Cost: 60 Resources. Duration: 6 hrs. You will find Yozshura the Blademaster atop Mount Volwrath. Seek his wisdom, challenge him, and return enlightened.. Rewards: 1500 XP. 1x Follower Retraining Scroll Case
  • Pluck Them All Level 100. Item Level 615. 3 Followers. Cost: 30 Resources. Duration: 6 hrs. Our alchemists have found uses for the oils secreted by arakkoa feathers. Gather as many as you can - by any means necessary.. Rewards: 1500 XP. 1x Focus Augment Rune Runic Pouch
  • Warchief's Pride Level 100. Item Level 615. 3 Followers. Cost: 30 Resources. Duration: 8 hrs. Grommash has a legendary ego and temper. Hit the Warsong hard and he'll be consumed with the need for vengeance. We want him distracted.. Rewards: 1500 XP. 1x Focus Augment Rune Runic Pouch



Patch 6.0.3 Hotfixes - February 3
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
World Event: Love is in the Air
  • Lovely Card buffs no longer work while in a Challenge Mode dungeon, Normal, Heroic, or Mythic difficulty Draenor raid.

Creatures and NPCs
  • World Boss: Rukhmar
    • Energized Phoenixes should now only fixate on players that are in combat.
    • Resolved an issue where Rukhmar could get stuck and not reset correctly.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Blackrock Foundry
    • The Blast Furnace: Resolved an issue where if the encounter was reset during Phase 2 - The Heart Exposed, adds will spawn immediately the next time Phase 2 becomes active.
    • The Blast Furnace: Firecaller's Lava Burst and Volatile Fire abilities should now correctly always hit a player even if they attempt to kite them.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
I don't think we'd ever consider World of Warcraft to be "done". Releasing patches and updates don't equate to finishing an unfinished product, because realistically it's not a game we'd ever consider to be "finished". Partly due to it being an MMO and constant updates being a given, but as Blizzard it's just our style to support and update our games for as long as people are playing them. We always have more ideas for WoW, and more content, and it's just a matter of deciding what to work on and when. We have the 6.1 patch notes if you'd like to take a look, which adds a number of new features like the Heirloom tab; daily and weekly quests that send you and friends into dungeons, raids, outdoor group content, and on scavenger hunts; new raid bosses that will invade your Garrison and require a large group to defeat; continuation of the Legendary questline; new Darkmoon Faire content with stages that progress each time it's in-town; improvements and changes for Ashran, raids, dungeons, grouping, Followers, Missions, classes, professions, currencies; and a ton of other new items, tweaks and changes--oh and maybe not relevant for everyone, but a pretty robust color blind settings.

World of Warcraft is constantly changing, and we're constantly working at improving and expanding it. We're proud of the fact that we're able to iterate on and improve our designs, that we never have to be 'done' with improving it, and continue to release not only quality of life improvements, but correct any of our missteps, address player-reported issues, and introduce compelling new ways to enjoy and play the game. 6.1 has shaped up to be a great patch and testing is nearer and nearer to completion. We're excited to see progress through the newly opened Blackrock Foundry raid, and are already hard at work on Patch 6.2. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
why not have moonfire dot scale w/mastery on lunar inspiration talent? Would make it interesting.
It’s easy to miss this, but since it’s a spell DoT, it scales with Haste instead. Some talents encourage favoring different stats. (WarcraftDevs)

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
any chance of the monk talent Dampen Harm getting changed now that raid bosses don't really hit hard enough to trigger it?
No changes planned; we’re seeing it triggered regularly by gear-appropriate raid bosses. (WarcraftDevs)

Character / Items
Can we get a way to get the peacekeeper sword of Sha'tari Honor Guard spear for transmog?
Appreciate the suggestion, it's something we'll consider. =) (WarcraftDevs)

I may have missed it but is there a fix incoming for Grimoire of four winds ?
We'll be addressing this is Patch 6.1. (WarcraftDevs)

PvE
Did a couple of bosses in SoO with a friend. 1 piece of loot on one boss, none on the other. Mogruns impossible due to flex?
Good point, that's something we'll have to discuss. (WatcherDev)

can it [Death Recap Screen in 6.1] show how other people in your group have died?
Nope, but Death Note is a great UI mod if you want to dig into the details of others' deaths. (WatcherDev)

PvP
Awesome work by @VadrakAL on the new ArenaLive spectator addon! Check it out! https://t.co/uvV9KL5NCQ (holinka)

Is it a bug that you can't obtain Enchanter's illusions of Glorious Tyranny and Primal Victory? Coming in the elite vendor in 6.1? They both were added to the database in 6.0.2 at the req of 2400 but I see neither of them in the vendor or my enchanting building
These will be available on elite conquest vendors in patch 6.1. (WarcraftDevs)

deaf pvper here, LOVE PVP. Any chance target markers can be used? Would help so much w no voice pvp.
A unique problem, thanks for bringing it up. Main problem with current implementation is markers & line of sight. Will discuss (holinka)

UI / Addons
Any chance of a search option for achievements coming in 6.1? Tired of scrolling through achievements to find certain ones.
Good suggestion. Will pass along. (holinka)

Garrisons
when BRF comes out do we get both Highmaul and BRF garrison missions?
Patch 6.1 adds new Blackrock Foundry missions; they’ll appear alongside Highmaul missions and not in place of them. (WarcraftDevs)
by Published on 2015-02-03 03:53 AM

Blackrock Foundry Opens this Week

Official Forum Changes, Tyrael Painting, Lightning Monk on 2.1.2

February 2015 Ranked Card Back Revealed: Lunar New Year

Beta Key Giveaway Concluded, Into the Nexus #36 - Taking on the Temples

Love is in the Air 2015
Love is in the Air once again, at least until February 16! There are a few new additions this year, and you can still run the Crown Chemical Co. encounter every day for a chance at the Big Love Rocket!

This year adds item level 635 necks, a toy, a pet, and some new achievements that require a group.


Level Type Spec Name
1Holiday True Love Prism
1Companion Pets Lovebird Hatchling
635NeckMelee Choker of the Pure Heart
635NeckMelee Shard of Pirouetting Happiness
635NeckSpell Spirit Winking Eye of Love
635NeckPhysical DPS Sweet Perfume Broach
635NeckSpell DPS Heartbreak Charm


Name Points Category
It Might Just Save Your Life Unleash the power of love contained within a holiday necklace.
10Love is in the Air
Love Magnet Have 10 Love Rays active on you simultaneously.
10Love is in the Air
Beacon of Love Have 25 Love Rays active on you simultaneously.
10Love is in the Air
They Really Love Me! Have 50 Love Rays active on you simultaneously.
10Love is in the Air

Patch 6.0.3 Hotfixes - February 2
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
World Event: Love is in the Air

Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
  • Garrison Campaign
    • [Requires a realm restart] Socrethar's Demise: Resolved an issue that could cause the event to not reset correctly.

Classes
  • Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Armor Sets
      • PvP 4-piece set bonus for Arcane Mages, Arcane Focus should now properly have its duration extended with Arcane Power by the Overpowered talent.
  • Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Armor Sets
      • Tier-15 2-piece set bonus for Protection Paladins should no longer work for level-100 characters.

Quests
  • Gorgrond
    • Ambushing the Enemy: Resolved an issue where characters that have completed The Giant Cauldron first may be unable to see Thisalee Crow.
  • Legacy
    • Zul'Drak
      • Disclosure: Malmortis should no longer be getting stuck during a scripted event if the player was flagged for PvP combat and allow players to receive completion credit for the quest.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Highmaul
    • Resolved an issue where a number of abilities from Kargath Bladefist, The Butcher, and Brackenspore were not triggering player abilities that should trigger from taking damage.
    • Twin Ogron: Resolved a situation where having the raid wipe just as the Twin Ogron are defeated with a raid leder that did not perform hostile action towards the bosses during the encounter could cause the raid to not be eligible for loot.

PvP
  • Ashran
    • Ashmaul Burial Grounds: Completing the event should now correctly grant credit towards the Tour of Duty achievement.

Battlegrounds and Arenas
  • Roll or Flying Serpent Kick (Windwalker) should now work correctly for Monks while they're carrying a flag.
  • Eye of the Storm
    • Flag captures in both normal and Rated Eye of the Storm match should now be correctly registering on the scoreboard and grant credit towards achievements that have to do with capturing a flag.
    • Flipping control of Draenei Ruins in a Rated Eye of the Storm match should now immediately teleport players waiting to be resurrected to the next available graveyard.
    • Resolved an issue in a Rated Eye of the Storm match that could cause a capture point to not flip correctly and be unable to be captured.

Items
  • Inscription-crafted Warlords trinkets should no longer be able to be upgraded using crystals meant for upgrading Inscription-crafted weapons as this could cause the trinket to end up in a broken state.
  • Goren Disguise can no longer be used while in a Challenge Mode Dungeon.

Blackrock Foundry Opening Tomorrow!
BRF opens on the 4th at 10:00 CET for EU servers.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Just a reminder that the opening of Blackrock Foundry is *not* tied to maintenance tomorrow. Rolling restarts will occur at 5:00 am PST, and then Normal and Heroic Blackrock Foundry will be opening at approximately 10:00 am PST.

Blackrock Foundry:

It is a flat out lie claiming that BRF is opening for everyone. It is opening up for a select group of players and still closed to a very large portion of players.
Everyone is capable of dipping their toe into Normal raids, if not Heroic. The number of people going into Normal and downing bosses, either with their guild or with PUGs using the Premade Groups finder is quite large. In actuality the majority of people who have done Raid Finder have also killed bosses on at least Normal, if not higher. The select group, in your example, would really be those that only try Raid Finder. Raid Finder is an option a lot of people use, and we continue supporting it, but it wouldn't be accurate to say only a select few go into Normal difficulty and above.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Patch 6.1 Content
Because BRF isn't part of 6.1.
Correct. We've been seeing a bunch of confusion about this, so let me try to clarify as best as I can:

The opening of Blackrock Foundry is completely independent of the release of Patch 6.1. At roughly 10AM Pacific time tomorrow, the entrance to Blackrock Foundry will activate, and you'll be able to zone in and start killing stuff. No patch necessary.

Similarly, any of the new changes or features listed in the Patch 6.1 PTR notes will not be live until Patch 6.1 actually releases. That includes the Heirlooms collection, stage 4 crafted gear, new follower missions, various talent buffs, and the updated Blood Elf model. Any changes made prior to the release of Patch 6.1 (including balance changes and bugfixes) will be noted in our Patch 6.0.3 Hotfix Blog. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blackrock Foundry Opening Time
Correct. Blackrock Foundry is scheduled to open at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

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