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by Published on 2016-09-05 01:54 PM

Gamescom 2016 Recap & BlizzCon Expectations

Popular Decks of the Week for September 4

New Quests & Potential Queue Changes, Beyond The Nexus Ep. 11

Overwatch Season 2 Patch is Here! New Map, Balance Changes, New Competitive Format

Azeroth Armory - Demon Hunter Cosplay
Tony is back with a different type of creation this time: Demon Hunter cosplay!



Poll - Current Level
What level are you?



Darkmoon Faire Returns
The Darkmoon Faire is back in town! There are a few things it offers that you can take advantage of:

  • Take advantage of the profession quests than grant you +5 skill in a profession.
  • Ride the carousel for the WHEE! buff grants a 10% increase to reputation and experience gains.
  • Grab the Darkmoon Top Hat buff that grants a 10% increase to reputation and experience gains.
  • Visit Professor Thaddeus Paleo to pick up Rank 2 and Rank 3 of the Darkmoon Card crafting recipes.
  • You can upgrade the Darkmoon trinkets with Obliterum, just like other crafted items.


Level Name Effect
815 Darkmoon Deck: Dominion
Equip: Increase critical strike by 668-1,336. The amount of critical strike depends on the topmost card in the deck.

Equip: Periodically shuffle the deck while in combat.
815 Darkmoon Deck: Immortality
Equip: Increase bonus armor by 209-628. The amount of bonus armor depends on the topmost card in the deck.

Equip: Periodically shuffle the deck while in combat.
815 Darkmoon Deck: Hellfire
Equip: Periodically shuffle the deck while in combat.

Equip: Increase critical strike by 668-1,336. The amount of critical strike depends on the topmost card in the deck.
815 Darkmoon Deck: Promises
Equip: Periodically shuffle the deck while in combat.

Equip: Reduces the base mana cost of your spells by 166-664. The amount of mana reduction depends on the topmost card in the deck.


Level Type Name Cost
110Inscription Technique Technique: Darkmoon Card of the Legion (Rank 2)50 × 
110Inscription Technique Technique: Darkmoon Card of the Legion (Rank 3)250 × 


Name Description Reagents
Darkmoon Card of the Legion Craft a Darkmoon Card of the Legion. 1 24 50 1
Darkmoon Card of the Legion Reduces the materials required to craft a Darkmoon Card of the Legion. 1 18 40 1
Darkmoon Card of the Legion Greatly reduces the materials required to craft a Darkmoon Card of the Legion. 1 12 30 1


Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
World PvP Quests
world pvp quests kinda fun, but rewards not good enough at the moment to attract people imo.
Noted. FWIW, gear reward ilvl from PvP world quest increase based on Honor level. Also give 500 honor & some AP. (holinka)
Totally admit this is poorly communicated in-game. (holinka)
wait, the iLvL is based on Honor level?! who thought that was a good idea?! another strike against prestige.
If you Prestige you are always considered Honor level 50. (holinka)
does the ilvl of the gear you get from random battlegrounds/skirmishes increase with honor level too?
It doesn't but it's something we're talking about. (holinka)

Professions
Trial by fel fire, far too expensive to make, can you cut the crafting requirements or something please.
Many players don't have the recipes or mats for these items yet. We expect prices to drop as the economy stabilizes. (WarcraftDevs)

If you are a skinner and other people tag your mob and don't loot you can't skin.Please fix this
We agree it's not ideal, but it's a complicated issue to fix. We want to, but don't have a good estimate of when. (WarcraftDevs)

not very many nodes out here in stormheim. can't miners get some love after wod's mining debacle?
We're keeping an eye on spawn rats, and will adjust if it becomes necessary. (WarcraftDevs)

Hy. is it possible that the rank2 mining items from veins are simply not dropping? Completed the HM quest chain.
They're definitely dropping, we've seen them ourselves. Keep at it! (WarcraftDevs)

Build of the Month - September 2016
Each month or so we will post a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer!

All of the parts on this page are Amazon affiliate links. When you purchase your parts through them it helps support the site!

This month
The current SSD prices are fairly flat right now, with most SSDs under $0.50 per gigabyte when on sale.

Depending on how much you want to overclock, you may need to spend a bit more for a better CPU cooler like the NH-D15.

Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering or streaming, you do not need the 6700K and should spend that money elsewhere.

Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date.

Don't forget to visit the Computer Forum for any extra questions!

Peripherals


Narwhal

MonitorDell U2414H Monitor$210
KeyboardLogitech G710+$131
MouseLogitech G502$60
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1$45

Unicorn

MonitorDell U2715H$478
KeyboardCorsair K70$110
MouseRazer Naga 2014$65
SpeakersLogitech Z523$81


Puppy and Dolphin
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Puppy and Dolphin.

Puppy

Updated September 4, 2016
$555
CaseNZXT Source 210$47
Power SupplyEVGA 600B$47
CPUAMD FX-6300$90
HeatsinkCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$27
MotherboardASUS M5A97 R2.0$73
Memory8GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600$38
Graphics CardASUS RX 460$140
Hard DriveWestern Digital Black 1TB$71
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$22

Dolphin

Updated September 4, 2016
$736
CaseNZXT Source 210$47
Power SupplyEVGA 600B$47
CPUAMD FX-8350$146
HeatsinkCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$27
MotherboardASUS M5A99FX PRO$115
Memory8GB G.Skill DDR3 1600$46
Graphics CardR9 380X / GTX 960$215 / $249
Hard DriveWestern Digital Black 1TB$71
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$22


Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn.

Narwhal

Updated September 4, 2016
$1207
CaseCooler Master HAF 912$60
Power SupplyEVGA G2 650W$100
CPUIntel 6600K$235
HeatsinkScythe Mugen 4$56
MotherboardASUS Z170-A$149
Memory16GB Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4$79
Graphics CardGTX 1060$313
Hard DriveWestern Digital Black 2TB$123
SSDCrucial BX200 250GB OR
Samsung Evo 850 250GB
$70
$88
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$22

Unicorn

Updated September 4, 2016
$1345
CaseCorsair Air 540$125
Power SupplyEVGA G2 650W$100
CPUIntel 6600K$235
HeatsinkNoctua 6 NH-D15$88
MotherboardASUS Z170-A$149
Memory16GB Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4$79
Graphics CardGTX 1060 OR
GTX 1070
$313
$400
Hard DriveWestern Digital Black 2TB$123
SSDSanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB OR
SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB
$111
$123
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$22


Legion Pre-Expansion Demon Invasion Event Infographic
Blizzard posted a few stats about the Pre-Expansion event in a nice infographic!

by Published on 2016-09-02 05:49 PM

Play Your Way Thursday - Leshin's "Ice Goddess" Wizard

One Nation of Gamers PAX West Finals this Weekend

PTR Balance Update - September 1st, Symphony of Destruction Ep. 1 by Darkhoru

Overwatch Season 2 Patch is Here! New Map, Balance Changes, New Competitive Format

Blizzard Takes Seattle at PAX West - Legion Panel Live Stream
It looks like we might hear more about Patch 7.1 at PAX West tomorrow.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
PAX West takes over Seattle, Washington again this year from September 2–5, but you don’t need to attend to get in on some of the action.

Panel Live Stream: World of Warcraft: Legion – The Invasion Continues

Sit back and enjoy a hot mug of coffee or steaming cup of tea in the comfort of your own home, and catch our Legion panel stream live from Seattle here on the World of Warcraft site—no umbrella required. World of Warcraft developers Luis Barriga, Cory Stockton, and Eric Maloof will be on hand to talk Legion and discuss the next chapter in its evolution.

When: Saturday, September 3 from 1pm–2pm PDT

Where: Live stream here on the World of Warcraft site, or in person at PAX West in the Wyvern Theater

Visit the Blizzard Booth

If you’re in Seattle and far from your home computer, don’t worry—you’ll be able to visit the Blizzard Booth 425 in the Expo Hall to get in some quality time with Legion and hang out with our helpful Blizzard staff.

If you want more streaming action, then make sure to catch community content creator Swifty, who will be streaming live from PAX West during the show hours all weekend long direct from the Blizzard Booth.

Patch 7.0.3 Hotfixes - September 1
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes
Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Anti-Magic Barrier should no longer grant more than the intended bonus when combined with other effects that increase health.
  • Vampiric Blood should no longer grant more than the intended bonus when combined with other effects that increase health.

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Ignite spreading will no longer incorrectly remove other Mages' Ignite.

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Fortifying Brew should no longer grant more than the intended bonus when combined with other effects that increase health.

Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Enhancement Shamans should no longer be prevented from using instant Healing Surge while moving.

Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Commanding Shout should no longer grant more than the intended bonus when combined with other effects that increase health.

Items
  • The tooltip for Tome of the Clear Mind now correctly states a maximum player level of 109 for its use.
  • Equippable items from Legion dungeon treasure chests should match your class proficiencies.
  • Skaggldrynk should now properly share a cooldown with other combat potions.

NPCs
  • Tarben should now cast his Jarl’s Command fear spell a bit less often.
  • In Darkbrul Arena, Stonefist Brawler’s stun attack should now be removable by effects that remove stuns.

Professions

PvP
  • Experience earned from gaining Honor has been reduced by approximately 50%.
    • Developer’s note: We want battlegrounds and skirmishes to be a worthwhile and rewarding activity while leveling, but that should not be the most efficient method for gaining XP. While we've decreased the experience from PvP, it is still more efficient than it was in previous expansions.

Quests
  • Fixed an issue where faction transfers would interfere with Death Knight's ability to complete the Class Hall quest "The Firstborn Rises".
  • Fixed a bug causing players who died during the sequence of Dalaran's teleportion would get stuck in Deadwind Pass.
  • Paladins should now be able to progress with their Class Hall Campaigns after completing the quest "The Scion's Legacy", by speaking with Lord Maxwell Tyrosus.
  • Teensy Weensy Fae Dragons should now appear more frequently during the quest “Teensy Weenies!”.

Artifact
  • Rogue player should no longer sometimes experience issues using their Smoke Bomb during "The Unseen Blade".
  • Players should no longer be erroneously placed in a phase in Deadwind Pass that makes them unable to complete quests in the area, including "Following the Curse."
  • Hunters completing to quest to obtain their second or third artifact should no longer receive the quest "Hunter to Hunter" after turn-in.
  • The points of interest for the Warrior quest “Legacy of the Icebreaker" are now displaying correctly and the stage objectives update appropriately.

Azsuna
  • Daglop should no longer disengage with the player, allowing “Minion! Kill Them!” to be completed normally.
  • During "The Right Weapon for the Job", shipwrecked captives in the Shipwreck Arena clubhouse should no longer glow as if they’re viable targets for the quest.
  • Players who leave the area and return during the “The Scythe of Souls” should be able to complete the quest.
  • Players entering the Nor'danil Wellspring in Azsuna should no longer be incorrectly queued to enter the Withered Scenario in Suramar.
  • Players should no longer fail to loot several quest objects in the Nar’thalas Academy during quests such as "Study Hall: Combat Research" and “Dressing with Class”.

Highmountain
  • The bungee rope attached to the player should no longer disappear during the quest “Going Down, Going Up”.
  • Mayla Highmountain should no longer leave combat and reset the Wrath of Dargrul boss fight during “The Underking”.
  • On “Murlocs: The Next Generation” and “Oh, the Clawdacity!”, Murky’s abilities no longer affect other players in PvP. Gurrullrurlll mrrrgrglru ruluulll.

Stormheim
  • "Waking the Shieldmaiden" now has a correctly-placed location dot on the map.

Val’sharah
  • Fixed a number of issues with the "Defend The Temple" Bonus Objective in Val'sharah.

UI
  • Obelisk of the Void should appear in the Dungeon Journal for all ranged damage dealers and healers.

Zones
  • Orgrimmar, Stormwind, and previously invasion-affected areas should once again be unified for single realms.
    • Developer’s note: On RP servers, we’re setting sharding and cross-realm zoning back to how things were working before the Burning Legion invaded. This had been changed for stability during pre-launch events and invasions.

World Quests & Cross-Realm Grouping
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’re currently tracking an issue that can cause players to “lose” World Quests when grouping with other players cross-realm. Correcting this issue is a top priority for us, and we’re working hard on a fix, but wanted to share some workarounds for this issue in the meantime.

You can tell if you’re experiencing this issue by checking the quest tracker (which, by default, at the right side of your screen. If you don’t see the World Quest there, it’s not currently active for you. You can re-activate it by doing one of the following:

  • Logging out and back in to that character
  • Running a fair distance away from the World Quest area and then back

Additionally, if you plan to join a cross-realm group to do a World Quest, you can avoid this issue by joining that group before you arrive at the World Quest area. Note that this issue only occurs when using cross-realm grouping.

Again, we’re hard at work on a fix for the issue, but the above workarounds should allow you to complete World Quests properly until that fix is in place.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Legion Auction House
We are discussing adding an Engineering Auction House to Dalaran, much as it was in Wrath of the Lich King.

I'll update this thread with any more information I hear on this. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Dalaran Underbelly Guards
When people signed up for PVE server we were under the impression that PVP will be purely optional. From what I can tell bodyguard doesn't always work.

Bodyguards are bugged. Once they're fixed its a non issue unless 5g is too steep.

We've seen reports of this, just a heads up that we are looking into issues reported with bodyguards in the Underbelly. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
PvP
I still don't understand how you get gear from pvp or what item level it is and what you do to get higher item level gear.
not happy with the transparency on this. Getting fixed in 7.1. (holinka)

Professions
profession quest
I know! Learning recipes for your profession through questlines is so much more engaging that just clicking Learn on a trainer! (Celestalon)
by Published on 2016-09-01 07:12 PM


Curse App Upgrades


The migration to the new Curse App continues with improved addon management support and guild servers!


  • Complete WoW addon and addon settings management
  • Guild Sync, allowing for easy guild server creation with lots of customization options for permissions and channels
  • Full item linking support to show off loot, complete with tooltips
  • UI Wizard lets you easily share your addons or create custom UI packs
  • Faction themes for Horde and Alliance
  • Full Mac support
  • No ads
  • Expanded localization support for many more languages

Guild Sync is a free, easy way to create a chat server for your existing WoW guild.

  • When guild members join, permissions will be granted to them based on their in-game rank.
  • You can post polls to vote on things like raid nights.
  • Create multiple channels for different groups and other activities.


Everyone has been granted a preview of several Curse Premium features through September 25th, 2016:

  • Update all addons simultaneously
  • Multiselect addons
  • Auto-update addons
  • Dragon avatar border on your profile in the Curse app

A Curse Premium subscription will be required to continue using these features after the promotional period ends.

If you haven't already, you can download the Curse app here. Please be sure to leave any feedback you have about this update inside the app via the feedback submission form in the help menu. If you need help or have any questions, please visit our Knowledge Base or reach out to the Twitter account.


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