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by Published on 2016-09-09 09:44 AM

Diablo 2 Bosses Remade in HD

HearthPwn Card Design Competition Season 4 - Perpetual Commotion

Braxis Holdout Preview, Warhead Junction Release Date, Competitive Scene Changes

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Legion - Illidan Cinematic
Another cinematic was unlocked tonight, this time featuring Illidan.





Patch 7.0.3 Hotfixes - September 8
It seems that many of the legendary item stat hotfixes came undone recently. The changes to effects remain.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes
  • (In progress) Players should no longer be stopped abruptly when executing uncontrolled movement spells such as Roll, Fel Rush, and Flying Serpent Kick.

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • (PvP) Holy Word: Chastise will no longer remove periodic damaging effects from targets in PvE situations.

Dungeons
  • Black Rook Hold
    • Fel Vomit from the Smashspite the Hateful encounter in Black Rook Hold will no longer persist after the encounter is defeated.

Items
  • The secondary stats on Legion gems have been significantly decreased.
    • Developers’ notes: Gems are not in the same place as they were in previous expansions. They’re a bit too powerful, and this was not intended. Sockets are still quite valuable and will continue to be so, but we need to reduce the difference between an item having a socket vs. not having a socket.

PvP
  • Ashran
    • Ashran Dominance now rewards 500 honor for completion.
    • Slay Them All now rewards 200 honor for completion.
  • Honor awarded from skirmishes has been tripled.

Professions
  • Enchanting Rank 2 and Rank 3 recipes now have the “Requires Previous Rank” text.
  • Mass Prospecting should now return the same amount of gems as normal Prospecting.

Quests
  • Players can now complete "WANTED: Shara Felbreath" after leaving combat and returning.
  • Enemies should now have lower health and damage in Chapter 3 of the Warrior Class Hall scenario.
  • A marker on your map should now appear for the objective of the Stormheim quest “The Trials Continue”.
  • Marksman hunters who left Niskara without talking to Vereesa can speak to her at Krassus' Landing to complete the "Rescue Mission" quest.
  • The Mage Order Campaign quest "What Is Going On Here" objectives should now complete reliably.

Suramar
  • Blackhawk's Bulwark PvP Captains should respawn more quickly.
  • Fel Cannons in Felsoul Hold should respawn more quickly.
  • The World Quest map marker for Starstalker Point Alliance has been moved to its accurate location.
  • During “Ghostship”, players can no longer use the Valarjar Harpoon to damage other players or player controlled NPCs.
by Published on 2016-09-07 02:41 PM

Update: A hotfix for the orbs is in the works!

Diablo 2 Bosses Remade in HD

Completing Karazhan - The Angry Chicken #170

Rotation & Weekly Sales for Sept. 6, 2016, WTF Moments #62, Funny & WP Moments #82

Legion - Kosumoth the Hungering Rare Spawn
Arcten and other players figured out how to spawn how to summon Kosumoth the Hungering! Killing him won't do much for you unless you have the world quest, which is unlocked by completing the process below. This week the quest appears to reward Fathom Dweller for EU and Hungering Claw for the US.




Initial Steps
  • Talk to Drak'thul out on the Broken Shore until he has no more dialogue options for you to choose from.
  • Head to the cave at 58, 54 on the Broken Isles, die and resurrect if needed to get past the rocks, go to the very back, click the Mound of Dirt to loot the Weathered Relic.
  • The mound is hard to see, so look carefully.
  • Return to Drak'thul and talk to him again until he has no more dialogue options for you to choose from. This requires opening and closing the dialogue window.

Orb Notes
  • Next you will need to click on ten different orbs, in order. Each has a 50 minute respawn time per realm.
  • You can use this macro to check if you got credit for an orb: /dump IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(QuestID)
  • The Quest ID for each orb is listed in parenthesis in the steps below.
  • Orb 6 and 9 are bottlenecks, as they are located in a place where players from multiple realms appear.
  • Changing zones, waiting, or logging in and out will cause the DANGER: Kosumoth the Hungering quest to appear, rewarding you with Hungering Claw or Fathom Dweller, depending on what is up for your region this week.
  • You will only have to do the Orbs once! (Source)

Orb Collection
  • The orbs must be clicked in order.
  • Orb 1 (43730) - Go to 37.9, 37.5 in Azsuna and enter the cave at the base of the tree.
  • Orb 2 (43731) - Go to 63.7, 36.2 in Suramar and take the path up the cliff right before reaching Stormheim. Turn right on the path, head up the cliff towards Stormheim, make a small drop off the rock to the tree on the side of the cliff. Enter the cave at 32.9, 75.8 and beware of the mob inside.
  • Orb 3 (43732) - Go to Lorlathil in Val'sharah, take the road west to Thas'talah and head south towards the cliff, enter the cave at the base of the tree at 41, 81. The mob inside casts a high damage spell, beware!
  • Orb 4 (43733) - Go to 31.3, 76.9 in the Broken Shore, swim down into the fatigue water and into the cave.
  • Orb 5 (43734) - Go to 59.3, 12.9 in Azsuna, entering the cave at the base of a tree in the purple rift on the map.
  • Orb 6 (43735) - Go to 67, 15 on the Broken Isles map (near the island northeast of Stormheim), entering the cave located under the shark. This orb will have people from multiple realms.
  • Orb 7 (43736) - Go to 55.8, 38.6 in Highmountain. You will need to drop down off the cliff a short distance to reach this cave, which is another hidden by some bushes.
  • Orb 8 (43737) - Go to 54.1, 26.3 in Azsuna, entering the cave at the base of a tree. The orb is towards the back of the cave under a bush.
  • Orb 9 (43760) - Head to 79, 89.0 in Eye of Azshara and swim down to the sunken ship. Inside of it you will find a cave. This orb will have people from multiple realms.
  • Orb 10 (43761) - Head back to where it all started, our good friend Drak'thul. The last orb is on his table.



Legion Developer Q&A- Friday, September 9
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Join us live on Twitch Friday, September 9, as we sit down with Assistant Game Director Ion Hazzikostas for our next live developer Q&A. Now that Legion is live, he’ll be answering many of your questions on the expansion.

Feel free to submit any Legion specific questions by posting in this forum thread or via Twitter using the hashtag #LegionQA.

We’re really looking forward to getting the chance to dive in and answer as much as we can, so we hope to see you Friday at 11 a.m. PT!

Patch 7.0.3 Hotfixes - September 6
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • (Hotfix in testing) Demon Hunter Sigils will now correctly activate if the Demon Hunter is crowd controlled after placing the Sigil.

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • The Discipline Priest artifact trait Sins of the Many will now properly increase Atonement healing done.
  • Spending artifact trait points as a Discipline Priest should no longer reduce the amount of Atonement healing done by Shadowfiend or Mindbender.

Class Halls
  • In Skyhold, Quartermaster Durnholf will pay more attention to players and not walk away from them so quickly.

Dungeons
  • Assault on Violet Hold
    • Mindflayer Kaahrj's Faceless Tendril should now prefer targets that are not being targeted by Eternal Darkness.
    • Corrected a spawn location for Mindflayer Kaahrj's Faceless Tendril that was inside the floor.
  • Maw of Souls
    • Helarjar Champions’ Bone Chilling Scream does not hit pets anymore.
  • Darkheart Thicket
    • Rotheart Keeper's Vile Mushrooms now explode, damaging nearby enemies.

Items
  • (Hotfix in testing) Rocfeather Skyhorn Kite: cooldown raised to 15 minutes (was 2 minutes). Shared cooldown raised to 3 minutes.
  • (Hotfix in testing) Brulfist Idol: Knockback height reduced significantly.
    • Developers’ Notes: The two toys above (combined, or in conjunction with other things such as Emerald Winds) were too effective and diminished the value of utility and world-navigation tools that are core to certain classes and professions.
  • Touch of the Void: the tentacles summoned by this trinket no longer scale past level 100.
  • Reduced the active effect potency of Heirloom trinkets acquired from Warlords of Draenor Mythic Dungeons.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause players, who were simultaneously both very lucky and very unlucky, to receive the same legendary item more than once.

Missions
  • Significantly improved the quality of the bonus reward available on Artifact Power missions..

NPCs
  • Pollous the Fetid in Val'sharah should no longer evade and become unkillable.
  • Unstable Powers now target fewer players with their Unstable Power orbs.
  • Inquisitor Tivos’ Drain and Searing Gaze should now target fewer players.

Professions
Engineering

Skinning
  • The amounts of leather and scales dropped per creature skinned have been reduced.

Quests
  • Druids who abandoned either "Essence of Balance" or "Essence of Regrowth" should now be able to reaccept the quests by returning to the Emerald Dreamway.
  • Profession World Quests can now be completed in a raid group.

Suramar
  • Completing the quest "Make Your Mark" should now properly count progress towards the achievement "Why Can't I Hold All This Mana?"
  • Players who have completed "Jarl Come Back Now" but are not Neutral with Jandvik Vrykul can return to Toryl in Jandvik to get their reputation reset.

Legion Companion App FAQ
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With the release of the WoW Legion Companion App, we’ve seen a number of questions from the community that we’d like to address. Here are some answers to some of the most-frequently asked questions:

Q: Why do I keep getting the same notifications when I close the app?
A: This is a known issue, which we plan to fix in the next update to the Legion Companion App.

Q: My authenticator app is on the same device as the WoW app, is there a way to avoid having to switch to the Authenticator app to approve a code while logging in?
A: There are two ways to avoid this. When you get the “Check your Authenticator for request…” message, do one of the following:
  • 1) Swipe down on the notification itself to reveal an “Approve” button. Tap that and login will continue.
  • 2) Scroll down and tap the “Use Authenticator Security Code” link. This should import a code automatically from the Authenticator app if it is on the same device. Then scroll down and tap “Submit” to enter the code.

Q: I have a character that has champions, but the app says it doesn’t, and won’t let me log in. What’s going on?
A: This is a known issue and a fix is being applied, but it may take a day to fully update world-wide. As a workaround, try logging in and out of the affected character on your computer before logging in on the app.

Q: Why do I have to log in every time I use the app?
A: You don’t! If you are on the title screen and have previously logged in, you should see the “Characters” button. Tap that instead of “Login” and you will bypass the login step and go straight to character selection.

Q: Will the Legion Companion App be released for Windows or Amazon phones?
A: We are currently not planning to support any platforms other than iOS and Android at this time.

Legion - Nomi and Burnt Food
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
He's still learning. As the expansion wears on, he will start burning things less.

Dark Legacy Comics #550
DLC #550 has been released!

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

Gamescom 2016 Recap & BlizzCon Expectations

Popular Decks of the Week for September 4

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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!


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