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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 app. You should be able to install the 6.0.2 PTR via the app shortly.

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

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)

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Kor’kron guards and forces loyal to Garrosh have been ousted from Horde cities and settlements.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.
by Published on 2014-09-09 03:50 AM

Destiny launches tomorrow and the Destiny Wiki has a complete database of all of the items!

Update (2:30 PM EDT): Blizzcon barcodes are being emailed out now!

Update: It seems another beta wave may have gone out last night, so be sure to log in and check your Battle.Net account.

Warlords of Draenor Beta - Build 18837
Build 18837 is going on the beta realms tonight.

New Icons

New/Updated Garrison Portraits

New Items
A few new items were added in this build.

Level Type Slot Name
100Junk Ashran Strongbox
1Other Vileclaw's Claw
502BackBack Zangarra Cloak
476BackBack Growthshaper Cloak
489BackBack Evermorn Cloak
463BackBack Moonwhisper Cloak
580BackBack Oshu'gun Cloak
528BackBack Sunsworn Cloak
515BackBack Soulkeeper Cloak
541BackBack Shadowsage Cloak
554BackBack Ruhkmari Cloak
567BackBack Ancestral Cloak
450BackBack Coldsinger Cloak
620LeatherWaist Bloodied Tourniquet Belt
1Consumable Excess Potion of Accelerated Learning
1Consumable Excess Potion of Accumulated Power

New Heirloom Prices
Prices for heirlooms have been updated once again.

Level Type Slot Name Cost
1TrinketTrinket Swift Hand of Justice750
1TrinketTrinket Discerning Eye of the Beast750
1TrinketTrinket Forceful Hand of Justice500, 1 × 
1TrinketTrinket Piercing Eye of the Beast500, 1 × 
1Off HandOff Hand Musty Tome of the Lost1,250
1ClothShoulders Tattered Dreadmist Mantle800
1ClothShoulders Bloodstained Dreadmist Mantle750, 1 × 
1ClothChest Bloodstained Dreadmist Robe1,000, 1 × 
1ClothChest Tattered Dreadmist Robe1,500
1LeatherShoulders Supple Shadowcraft Spaulders500, 1 × 
1LeatherShoulders Stained Shadowcraft Spaulders800
1LeatherShoulders Preened Ironfeather Shoulders800
1LeatherShoulders Majestic Ironfeather Shoulders500, 1 × 
1LeatherChest Majestic Ironfeather Breastplate500, 1 × 
1LeatherChest Supple Shadowcraft Tunic500, 1 × 
1LeatherChest Preened Ironfeather Breastplate1,000
1LeatherChest Stained Shadowcraft Tunic1,000
1MailShoulders Champion Herod's Shoulder800
1MailShoulders Awakened Pauldrons of Elements500, 1 × 
1MailShoulders Grand Champion Herod's Shoulder500, 1 × 
1MailChest Furious Deathdealer Breastplate500, 1 × 
1MailChest Awakened Vest of Elements500, 1 × 
1MailChest Champion's Deathdealer Breastplate1,000
1MailChest Mystical Vest of Elements1,000
1MailShoulders Mystical Pauldrons of Elements800
1PlateShoulders Polished Spaulders of Valor800
1PlateShoulders Burnished Pauldrons of Might800
1PlateShoulders Gleaming Spaulders of Valor500, 1 × 
1PlateShoulders Brushed Pauldrons of Might500, 1 × 
1PlateChest Gleaming Breastplate of Valor500, 1 × 
1PlateChest Brushed Breastplate of Might500, 1 × 
1PlateChest Burnished Breastplate of Might1,000
1PlateChest Polished Breastplate of Valor1,000
1ShieldOff Hand Flamescarred Draconian Deflector500
1ShieldOff Hand Weathered Observer's Shield500
1Two-handed AxeTwo Hand Bloodied Arcanite Reaper1,500
1Two-handed AxeTwo Hand Hardened Arcanite Reaper1,000, 1 × 
1BowRanged War-Torn Ancient Bone Bow1,000, 1 × 
1BowRanged Charmed Ancient Bone Bow1,500
1One-handed MaceOne Hand Devout Aurastone Hammer1,000
1One-handed MaceOne Hand Venerable Mass of McGowan1,000
1One-handed MaceOne Hand Crushing Mass of McGowan750, 1 × 
1One-handed MaceOne Hand Pious Aurastone Hammer750, 1 × 
1Two-handed MaceTwo Hand Repurposed Lava Dredger1,500
1Two-handed MaceTwo Hand Re-Engineered Lava Dredger1,000, 1 × 
1One-handed SwordOne Hand Noble Dal'Rend's Sacred Charge750, 1 × 
1One-handed SwordOne Hand Bloodsoaked Skullforge Reaver1,000
1One-handed SwordOne Hand Gore-Steeped Skullforge Reaver750, 1 × 
1One-handed SwordOne Hand Venerable Dal'Rend's Sacred Charge1,000
1StaffTwo Hand Scholarly Headmaster's Charge1,000, 1 × 
1StaffTwo Hand Burnished Warden Staff1,500
1StaffTwo Hand Refinished Warden Staff1,000, 1 × 
1StaffTwo Hand Dignified Headmaster's Charge1,500
1DaggerOne Hand Balanced Heartseeker1,000
1DaggerOne Hand Vengeful Heartseeker750, 1 × 

New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Misc Strings
  • ERR_GARRISON_CANNOT_MOVE_BUILDING - You cannot move a building to an empty plot.
  • FACE - Face
  • GARRISON_ACTIVATE_FOLLOWER_CONFIRMATION - Are you sure you want to activate|n%s?|n|nYou have %d |4activation:activations; left for today and it will cost the following amount:
  • GARRISON_BUILDING_TUTORIAL1 - Drag unlocked buildings from this list to the yellow circles on the map. \n \nBuildings can only go in the correct plot size on the map.
  • GARRISON_BUILDING_TUTORIAL2 - Drag buildings to the yellow circles on the map to start construction.
  • GARRISON_BUILDING_TUTORIAL3 - Build costs and information is displayed here for the selected building. \n \nYou can select buildings from the list or the map.
  • GARRISON_CANNOT_AFFORD_FOLLOWER_ACTIVATION - You don't have enough money.\nCost: %s
  • GARRISON_DEACTIVATE_FOLLOWER_CONFIRMATION - Are you sure you want to deactivate|n%s?|n|nReactivating a follower costs %s.|nYou can reactivate %d |4follower:followers; per day.
  • GARRISON_FOLLOWER_CANNOT_DEACTIVATE_ON_MISSION - You cannot deactivate a follower that is currently on a mission.
  • GARRISON_NO_MORE_FOLLOWER_ACTIVATIONS - You cannot activate any more followers for today.
  • LOAD_ADDON - Load AddOn
  • NPE_BLOODELFARCANETORRENT - Use {$129597} on a Mana Wyrm.
  • NPE_QUESTCUSTOM14212A - |cFF00FFFFRight-click|r {Atlas|NPE_RightClick:16} on Crowley's Horse to mount it.
  • NPE_QUESTCUSTOM14212B - |cFF00FFFFLeft-Click|r here to throw a torch at the Worgen and round them up.
  • RELOADUI - Reload UI
  • REQUIRES_RELOAD - Requires Reload
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_243 - You aren't in a Party.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_244 - Requires 30 Ammunition!
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_245 - Requires 20 Ammunition!

Game Text
  • Game Text #9426 - BY FIRE BE PURGED!

  • GarrFollower #463 - NPC 82862 - NPC 81569 - Abilities: Dispel Magic, Dispel Magic

Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

  • The Power Is Yours Combine the effects of all four three types of Rune Crystals in Shattrath City. 10 points.


Feats of Strength
  • Victory in Hillsbrad Win a battle in the 10th Anniversary battleground, Southshore vs. Tarren Mill. Title Reward: Tarren Mill Terror. Southshore Slayer.
  • Victory in Hillsbrad Win a battle in the 10th Anniversary battleground, Southshore vs. Tarren Mill. Title Reward: Southshore Slayer. Tarren Mill Terror.






Spell Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard
Tank stuff that didn't make this build: reductions to Bear Form, Frenzied Regen, Tooth and Claw, and the removal of MoUrsoc. (Celestalon)
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Unused Name Changed from Pygmy Cow to Unused. Summons and dismisses your Pygmy Cow Unused. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.

  • Flamering Moth Right Click to summon and dismiss your Flamering Moth. Instant. Battle Pet. Instant.
  • Skywisp Moth Right Click to summon and dismiss your Skywisp Moth. Instant. Battle Pet. Instant.
  • Unused (New) Battle Pet. Instant.

Item Set Bonuses

Unknown Class
Major Glyphs
  • Glyph of Healing Touch When you cast Healing Touch, the cooldown on your Nature's Swiftness is reduced by 3 sec. Major Glyph. 2 sec. Major Glyph.
  • Glyph of Healing Wave Your Healing Wave also heals you for 20% 10% of the healing effect when you heal someone else. Major Glyph.
  • Glyph of Smite Your Smite spell inflicts an additional 20% damage against targets afflicted by Holy Fire , but that additional damage does not get transferred by Atonement. Major Glyph.
  • Healing Wave Your Healing Wave also heals you for 20% 10% of the healing effect when you heal someone else. Major Glyph. Instant.

Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)

  • Death Pact now absorbs 25% of max health worth of healing for 15 sec, rather than 50% of the amount healed for 15 sec.



Major Glyphs

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Bear Form now increases armor by 250%, down from 330%. Now reduces all magical damage taken by 10%, down from 25%.
  • Primal Fury now grants 5 Rage when you critically strike with a Bear Form attack, or 2 Rage when you dodge, rather than 5 rage for either.

  • Bristling Fur now reduces all damage taken by 40% for 3 sec, down from 50%.
  • Pulverize now reduces all damage taken by 15% for 10 sec, down from 20%.

Balance, Guardian, Restoration
  • Barkskin now has a 60 sec cooldown, up from 30 sec.

Feral & Guardian

  • Savage Defense now has a 12 sec recharge time, up from 9 sec.
  • Might of Ursoc now lasts for 10 sec, down from 20 sec.
  • Thick Hide now reduces all magical damage taken by 10%, down from 25%.
  • Tooth and Claw - Empowered Maul causes its primary victim's next autoattack to deal [ 320% of AP ] less damage, down from 400% of AP.

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Barrage now has a 20 sec cooldown, down from 30 sec.
  • Thrill of the Hunt now reduces the Focus cost of your next 3 Arcane Shots, Aimed Shots, or Multi-Shots by 20, down from next 6 shots.
  • Wyvern Sting is now usable while moving.


Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Meteor had a tooltip bug fixed.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)


  • Brewmaster Training now increases your parry chance by 10% (was 20%) and your Stagger amount by an additional 10% (was 20%) for 6 sec.
  • Guard now absorbs 900% of AP, down from 1133% of AP.
  • Stance of the Sturdy Ox now increases armor by 50% and reduces magic damage taken by 10%, rather than reducing damage taken by 25%.

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)


Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Major Glyphs

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)

  • Earth Shock now does 92.5% of Spell Power damage, down from 132%.

  • Maelstrom Weapon now increases your next Nature spell's direct healing done by 20%.


Major Glyphs

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Shadow Bolt now does 52.5% of Spell Power damage, down from 74%.

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator)



Arms & Fury


Major Glyphs

  • Nitro Boosts now have a variable duration, saying "a few sec" rather than 8 sec.

Raid Testing Schedule - September 9
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On Tuesday, September 9, we will continue Warlords Mythic raid testing. As always given the nature of beta, it is quite possible that there will be technical or gameplay issues that disrupt the testing. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Mythic difficulty is designed for a fixed-size 20-player group.

Each encounter should be available at approximately the listed times below on all Beta servers.

Tuesday, September 9
  • Hans'gar & Franzok - Mythic Foundry - 10:30 PDT (13:30 EDT, 19:30 CEST)
  • Blast Furnace - Mythic Foundry - 16:00 PDT (19:00 EDT, 01:00 CEST)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a beta environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the boss being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, fire, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.
by Published on 2014-09-07 11:11 PM

RoS on Sale at, Reaper of Censorship, Crusader on Patch 2.1, Greater Rifts Tips, Trial Rift and Full Inventories

Weekly News Recap - News, Popular Decks, Community Videos

New Master Skins Preview: Zeratul, Tyrael, Tychus, Raynor, Nova, Brightwing

Warlords of Draenor - Hearthstone Items
The latest Warlords of Draenor beta added some Hearthstone items, sold by Benjamin Brode in your garrison. These items are not consumed on use.

Level Type Slot Name Cost
1Consumable Pack of Hearthstone Cards10
1Consumable Winning Hand100
1Consumable Hearthstone Board1,000

Garrison Missions and Raid Loot Rewards
Garrison missions that reward raid loot will take time to unlock, as you have to gear up your followers before they can start raiding. These missions reward raid loot from a difficulty one above the one you are currently running. Mythic raiders get mythic loot and 1,000. There are currently 4 missions for each raid difficulty, with a 2 week cooldown on each.

Level Type Slot Name
100Other Cache of Highmaul Treasures
100Other Cache of Highmaul Treasures
100Other Cache of Highmaul Treasures

Garrison Missions and Followers
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Off the top of my head, I'm really not sure what can be done to make the level 100 follower endgame more interesting.
Once you have followers at ilvl 615, the second tier of level 100 missions unlocks, at 630 the third tier unlocks (includes missions with ilvl 645 gear for your character), and when you have followers at ilvl 645 the fourth tier unlocks.

The fourth tier is special in that they show up rarely, but they're raid missions for your followers that reward your character with raid quality loot of a tier higher than you're currently running. If you're doing LFR, you'll get normal quality raid loot, if you're running normal raids you'll get heroic quality loot, and heroic raiders will get mythic quality loot. Mythic raiders will get mythic loot and 1k gold.

These missions show up rarely enough that you won't be able to deck out your character in these items before the next raid zone shows up, but having a handful of them will give you a nice edge.

For the love of the Light, if we have a limited size army (the size limit makes no sense in the context of making a fortress in a savage world), can you soften the blow of people who have become attached to their followers by sending them to Stormwind for rest and relaxation, relocating them to an outpost (where they look pretty and don't do much), or something? "Dismiss" sounds very harsh and final (and makes the commander out to be a complete jerk for abandoning loyal followers to the savage enviroment).
Yes we can. We're removing the concept of dismissing followers and instead changing to a limit of 20 active-duty followers that can go on missions. What that means is, if you're over 20 active followers, you won't be able to start a mission until you're down to 20 active-duty followers. Your followers that are on inactive duty still show up in your UI (but marked as inactive), and don't lose any levels, progress, etc. One follower per day can be returned from inactive duty for 250g.

The nature of the tuning here is such that it's absolutely not going to impact any sort of cutting-edge progression racing during the early days/weeks of a new tier. It's more of a helping hand later on. And because the availability of these missions depends on your character's actual raiding progression, they aren't replacing or trivializing the importance of actually going into raids and killing bosses.

Without getting into exact numbers, being classified as a "Heroic raider" or "Mythic raider" or the like requires multiple weeks of experience in a given zone at a given difficulty. And if you're worried about the impact on gearing up for the next tier, an occasional chance at a random Mythic piece pales in comparison to the dozens of Mythic items your farm clears will be bringing in every week, with the ability to trade items around and target specific drops through bonus rolls. This will be a drop in the bucket by comparison.

Garrison missions (or lack thereof) aren't going to impact any sort of world-first or realm-first competitions. But this system does help keep the system relevant to a broader range of players, and as overall gear levels improve over the course of a tier.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Reminder: It's very hard for you to have much perspective about how under/overpowered your spec is on Beta.Buffs/Nerfs are good, not bad. (Celestalon)

why are unpopular or disliked talents not being removed or made baseline(in a weaker from)? There could be something better ther
Because making them baseline is how we end up with bloat. We'd rather improve them than remove; they can still work. (Celestalon)

what's the point of Resolve?I get Vengeance->Dmg->Threat(glad that's gone btw).But why "getting attacked"->"better at survival"?
So that absolute effects and percentage effects stay competitive (ie Shield Barrier vs Shield Block). (Celestalon)

Hunter (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Seeing notes for increase to 60 focus on Barrage go through but still 30sec cd?
Don't think the 20sec CD made it in yet, but it will. (Celestalon)

Will Steady Focus apply to Focusing Shot as well? It currently doesn't seem to work with Steady Focus.
Yes. (Celestalon)

Paladin (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Seal of Justice is currently doing 2% less direct damage than SoT on beta and doesn't proc damage on Judgment. Intentional?
Intentional that it Judgment doesn't trigger it (see Burden of Guilt). Unintentional that it's less direct damage than Truth. (Celestalon)

Why make empowered seals when you guys got rid of warrior stance dancing? just means Paladins are now going to be Seal dancing.
That's the whole point of it, which is great for an optional talent. (Celestalon)

Shaman (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Totemic Vigor nerfed? Our totems are already a joke to kill...
Just a fix; it was missed in our original squish. (Celestalon)

So yeah, that Lava Burst nerf, and that Earth (and frost) Shock buff. They're in a real odd place now. Any insight?
We likely buffed them too much. Theorycraft (such as what has been doing) is useful. (Celestalon)

Warlock (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Demo just lost 33% dps. Surely in no magical fairy land could anyone ever think that demo is overperforming by 33%.
It was. (Celestalon)

Character / Items
I'm curious to know how much work it would take to make raid tier tokens function like Timeless Isle gear tokens. cc: @WatcherDev
They will work that way in Warlords. No more vendors - you can get your set piece on the spot. (WatcherDev)
So if two warlock tiers drop and there's only one warlock will that other piece go to waste?
It'd still be a Conqueror token that drops. A priest, paladin, or warlock could loot and use it to transform it into their item. (WatcherDev)

for a druid u could do 10hr duration and no cd and still would be worthless.
This should be fixed in 6.0 with the new transform system! (Muffinus)
Does that apply to Shaman & ghost wolf as well? I love my Iron boot flask but losing the effect if I want to GW is no fun.
Yes (Muffinus)

Will SoO gear still be upgradeable after 6.0? message would seem to indicate that.
Yes, your Mists gear will remain upgradeable. Draenor gear won't be. (WatcherDev)

Yo bruh. is there any new battlegrounds for WoD?
Initially we're focused on making Ashran a great PvP experience at launch (holinka)

there was some horrible fps lag issue in ashran last time I played it
We're doing a lot of optimization work on Ashran (holinka)

chance for a pvp rare in Steel Strongboxes feels too high. Like 40-50% too high.
Do you mean like you're getting gear too fast or too much of the gear you don't want? (holinka)
getting gear too fast. Every second box contains a rare pvp item.
There are two tiers of rare gear. (holinka)

Are Garrisons Faction bound? (Do I keep the Garrison I made on horde if I go Alli? Viseversa)
You keep your garrison, and get the horde's version of the followers you acquired (Muffinus)

yeah it would be nice to know if it is just Beta inflation or if that is the plan for Live
Work orders are currently massively accelerated for Beta purposes. (WatcherDev)

is Iron Docks' geometry still broken in this build, or will we be able to access it again?
There are (were) two copies of the dungeon present, superimposed. Turns out the game gets really confused when we do that. (WatcherDev)

Dark Legacy Comics - #455
DLC #455 takes a look at some exciting PvP.

Weekly News Recap
Here is your chance to catch up if you missed a day of news this week!

  • August 31
  • September 1
  • September 2
    • There was a new beta build
      • Tier tokens can be used by a player to get the correct item for their spec, similar to Timeless Isle tokens.
      • After Patch 6.0, item upgrades will cost 50 Lesser Charms, items that were sold for Justice Points will be sold for gold, Valor Points will be gone, and Warforged Seals will no longer have a weekly cap.
      • The spacegoat pet (Karabor Kid) will be a Battle.Net Shop item.
  • September 3
    • The Dark Portal was updated again, we looked at the new Female Gnome faces, and added some more Warlords music.
  • September 4
  • September 5
by Published on 2014-09-05 06:39 PM

Warlords of Draenor - Live Developer Q&A

Lords of War: Part Two - Grommash
The first episode in this series was released on the same day as the cinematic, be sure to check it out if you missed it.

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—beginning with the sadistic Kargath Bladefist, leader of the Shattered Hand, and continuing today with the mighty Grommash Hellscream, chieftain of the Warsong clan.

Grommash Hellscream’s legend was not born from mere brutality or conquest. His indomitable will helped him survive the impossible . . . but only after his recklessness nearly cost him everything.

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

Visit 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 2014-09-05 04:49 PM

Warlords of Draenor - Live Developer Q&A
Lead Game Designer Cory Stockton and Lead Narrative Designer Dave Kosak answered some questions from Twitter today.

Garrison Buildings
  • You will be able to swap garrison outposts at Level 100.
  • If you build a profession building for a profession you know, you will get a faster daily cooldown, the highest tier recipes, and other perks.
  • If you build a profession building that is for a profession you don't know, you will still be able to have the NPCs craft all but the best things from that profession.
  • Level 3 garrison blueprints will be account-wide, as they are unlocked from achievements.

Garrison Quests
  • You can invite friends to your garrison to help with invasions. There are Bronze, Silver, and Gold level rewards depending on how well you repel the invasion, so having a friend help out might be useful.
  • NPCs that invade your garrison can attack buildings or walls, kidnap followers, or do other things using a new AI system.
  • Every week or so you will get a story quest at your garrison, somewhat like the Patch 5.1 daily quests.
  • There are sixteen weeks worth of non-repeatable story quests right now, which take place in the max level areas in Draenor zones.
  • The first few weeks you build up your garrison and meet some characters, then around eight weeks in the more exciting parts start.
  • You should be able to do these quests with friends.

Garrisons Misc
  • Instead of dismissing followers, you will just deactivate them. This allows them to keep all of their experience. Reactivation has a daily cooldown and gold cost.
  • Death Knights that are exalted with Knights of the Ebon Blade will be able to recruit all Death Knight guards for their garrison.
  • Originally the Garrison was very big with a lot of NPCs, but that didn't feel great. The revised version was smaller and more customizable.

  • Some of the max level areas in Draenor are group areas.
  • The legendary quest has you working with Archmage Khadgar to build a legendary ring over the course of the expansion, starting at level 98. There aren't any PvP elements or long grinds in this questline this time.
  • Originally the team was going to make it really hard to get back to Azeroth after disabling the Dark Portal, but that didn't feel fun.
  • The team was working on Warlords of Draenor before Mists of Pandaria was done. They have been trying to think about the next few expansions ahead of time to make the story fit together better. They already have a really good idea of what the next expansion will be about now.
  • Cinematics are used only for the more important events while questing.

  • Vol'jin's Shadow Hunters will show up in Warlords of Draenor.
  • Magtheridon won't show up in Warlords of Draenor.
  • Rexxar will show up in Warlords of Draenor.

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