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by Published on 2015-01-31 07:31 AM

Season 2 Start, Update to 4-Piece Sets, Carnevil Build Tip, Fire Raekor's Barb

Patch 7628 is now LIVE!, The Pinnacle II - Stream & Tournament Details

Dustin Browder - Heroes Interview Recap, Upcoming Shop Sales, Epic Plays of the Week #15

Patch 6.1 PTR - Trader NPCs
Patch 6.1 adds some new trader NPCs that randomly spawn in your Town Hall. They have a daily quest that allows you to turn in ore, herbs, Raw Beast Hide, Draenic Dust, or Sumptuous Fur for Primal Spirit and other crafting reagents. These are mostly daily quests and are all flagged as Engineering quests in the database, but they are completable by everyone currently.

These Traders also sell the new recipes added in Patch 6.1, as well as Primal Spirit, for 5 x Raw Material each (Hides, Fur, Ore, Herbs, and Dust). Keep in mind that this means the things Primal Spirit can be exchanged for will likely drop in price, including Savage Blood and crafted gear.


Name Rewards
A Bit of Ore
Daily
Pick one:
More Ore
Daily
Pick one:
Lots of Ore
Pick one:
Raw Beast Hides
Daily
Raw Beast Hides
Daily
Pick one:
Some Dust
Daily
Pick one:
Some Dust
Daily
Pick one:
Some Dust
Pick one:
Sumptuous Fur
Daily
Herbs Galore
Daily


Patch 6.1 PTR - Reputation Mount Prices
Forum readers may have seen that the latest PTR build significantly increased reputation mount prices. It turns out that this is a bug!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
For people that don't know the prices for the rep mounts are going up substantially from 5k to around 40k / 50k. I find this change very unreasonable and not needed. Hopefully this isn't intentional, but right now would be the best time to provide feedback on this change.
The change to gold costs for certain mounts currently on the 6.1 PTR isn't intentional. The modified gold cost was part of a change that's still in currently progress to make the mounts/items vendor refundable for gold. Once those changes have been fully implemented, the gold costs should return back to its current levels on the live realms.

TL;DR, there are currently no plans to change the cost of the mounts in question when patch 6.1 goes live.

Patch 6.1 PTR - Slagworks (Raid Finder) Open This Weekend
Originally Posted by Watcher (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The Slagworks wing of Blackrock Foundry (Oregorger, Gruul, and the Blast Furnace encounter) is open over the weekend on the PTR. Please use this thread to discuss and provide feedback.

World of Warcraft Bots
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
There's a lot of threads on this topic in here, but this one had the most entertaining premise, so this is where I'll say this.

We wage a constant battle against bots. Blizzard has an entire department devoted to tracking down bots, hacks, and the like, and punishing those who make use of them. In fact, if/when you have something to report, you can email that team directly at [email protected]. They'd absolutely love to hear from you.

That goes for more than just bots, as well. Exploits, cheats, hacks -- any such behavior you see, send our Hacks team an email. Any evidence you can put together is great as well, video in particular. Toss something up on Youtube (can be unlisted) and send us the link. Make sure character names and realms are included. Getting in-game reports of bad behavior is good, but it's even better to have hard evidence of said behavior.

We probably can't completely wipe bots from existence. We sure as hell try, but the fight continues. We can, however, punish as many of those who use them as we can catch. And the more we catch, the better our ability to detect them gets.

And seriously, if you catch someone in the act, email [email protected].

(Also, juuuuust to be clear, we did not "create bots to speed up the BG queue process." That's silly.)

People are told SS/videos are not enough proof.
We won't outright ban someone out of the blue based on one screenshot. But typically, players that are using these sorts of obvious exploits have several reports against them as well. It's often difficult for us to catch those players in the act, so seeing visual evidence really helps. Videos also help us learn more about how a hack or exploit operates, so we can know what we're looking for in the future.

In short, screenshots and videos aren't enough proof on their own, but they certainly help us pull the trigger.

If an individual cheating or exploiting, and we record videos or take screenshots. They "cannot be used as evidence". Many years ago (2 at least) I stumbled upon a thread with two blue posts backing up that screenshots and videos cannot be used as legitimate evidence since they can be easily be modified.

Can you please; confirm or deny is this is still true in 2015? Regardless of PvE or PvP. I do understand calling out individuals on the forum is against the CoC/ToS however; if one were to properly follow through with a proper report, could said images and videos be used against the accused party? Or do we only give you guys our word and from there you do your investigation?

I've only been at Blizzard just shy of 2 years, so I'm not sure what the policy was before I got here. I just know what it is now, which is what I said above.

Calling out individuals publicly on the forums (aka "naming and shaming") is against the ToS largely to protect innocent players from harassment. As you can imagine, there are a lot of false reports. We'd hate for someone to be subjected to harassment in-game because some troll is pretty good with Photoshop, for example. It also helps us fight back against the bots if the surly individuals who create them are less aware of the exact evidence we're given.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
Any plans on adding new odd pets for hunters to tame in 6.1? thanks in advance.
Anything in 6.0 that you can't tame that you want to tame? (Muffinus)

PvP
What class/spec do you play and what is your 3s experience?
I never answer this as it would only become a distraction to actual feedback. "X is good/bad because you do/don't play it" (holinka)
But I really try to play as many as I can time permitting. (holinka)

Have you played any 3s arena games recently, or any arena recently? Are you aware of the state of the game? Comments on scabbard?
I play arena and RBG regularly. They have always been my favorite part of the game. (holinka)

Trap Launcher indicator wasn't updated to recent changes?
Requires a client patch to fix. Will be correct in 6.1 (holinka)

Hey what do you think about having dampening start at the beginning of a match in 2v2? It's one of my key annoying issues right now
if both teams have a healer, it does start immediately. (holinka)

I hope you don't consider Ashran a failure. For all its flaws (which can be fixed!), it's the best wPvP in WoW yet. Thank you.
Thanks. We consider the queueing system a failure, which we intend on fixing.in 6.1. A lot of aggravation starts there. (holinka)

Poll - Patch Feature Usage
Which of these features are you using or planning to use? We recently showed off the Twitter Integration / Selifes and some of you may remember Patch 2.2 - Voice Chat. Keep in mind that these poll results are definitely not representative of the game's overall population.



FinalBoss #68 - Restoration Shaman
If you missed FinalBoss this week, you missed some Resto Shaman discussion! This Sunday at 4 PM EST is Balance Druids.

by Published on 2015-01-30 02:27 AM

January 28th Hotfixes, Legacy Gear 0Dogs, T6 Rift Speed Clear, 2.1.2 Lightning DH

Patch 7628 is now LIVE!, The Pinnacle II - Stream & Tournament Details

Beta Key Giveaway, Town Hall Heroes #48: Cloud9's RawJar, eSports, and the Meta

Patch 6.1 - Twitter Integration
The latest PTR build activated Twitter integration. You can tweet screenshots, achievements, items, or whatever is on your mind. There is a small delay after sending a tweet before it is really sent and the system currently doesn't take clear achievement screenshots. You can see how the tweets below turned out here.



Patch 6.1 PTR Patch Notes Update - Jan 29
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
  • Garrison Followers
    • Garrison Followers may now be upgraded to item level 675.
  • Garrison Buildings
    • Salvage Yard
      • Follower Weaponry and Armor Set tokens (War Ravaged, Blackrock, Goredrenched) no longer drops from salvage. Weapon and Armor enhancement tokens that can upgrade a Follower's weapon or armor item levels will continue to have a chance to drop from Salvage Crates.
    • Trading Post
      • Players trading Garrison Resources for tradeskill materials can now shift-click to specify the amount of items they want to purchase.
      • Trading Post Parts that drop in Ashran now have a chance to drop from all creatures and NPCs that drop Artifact Fragments, with an increased drop chance based on the quality of the creature or NPCs.

Itemization
  • All rings, neck, cloak, and trinket items that can be acquired in Nagrand (A level 98+ zone) or later should now be better suited for the character's loot specialization. This means tanks should no longer receive items with no bonus Armor and healers should no longer receive items with no Spirit from quests or Personal loot mode for those item slots.

Class Changes
Talent Balance

Classes

Quests
  • Players in a raid group will once again no longer be eligible for quest credit, except for specially-designated Raid quests. We are continuing to explore ways of allowing players who want to engage in solo or small-group questing while in a raid group (for example, while waiting for a Highmaul raid to form, or in a Rated Battleground queue), without also allowing raid groups to trivially complete quests that were never designed with groups of that size in mind.
  • Legendary Ring Quest Line
    • Characters can now select the version of the ring they want to receive when completing a step of the Legendary Ring Quest Line that provides an upgrade.

Creatures and NPCs
  • Khadgar has decided to dismiss his remarkably realistic mirror images from capital cities across the land. Adventurers answering his summons and seeking to enter Draenor may once again only find him near the Dark Portal in Blasted Lands.

PvP
  • Flask of Conquest has been added as a potential drop from Strongboxes awarded at the end of a Rated Battleground match. The flask increases Conquest Point gains from Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds by 25% for 2 hours and the effect persists through death. The flask does not affect the character's Conquest cap and the drop chance is in addition to the existing chance for Strongboxes to contain Conquest Points.

Professions
  • Fishing
    • Fishing vendors on Draenor now sell a consumable item that enables automatic filleting of fish caught in Draenor. Fish caught in Draenor are now automatically filleted.
    • Draenor fishing bait now lasts for 10 minutes (up from 5 minutes) to match the duration of fishing lures. and needs to be used within 15 minutes of being caught or it'll spoil.

Items
  • Toybox
  • Moroes' Famous Polish now has a 30-minute cooldown (up from 10 minutes) to keep it consistent with our transformation cooldowns.

UI
  • New Colorblind Options
    • Players can now access a new suite of colorblind filter options under Accessibility settings in the Interface menu.
  • Premade Group leaders can now automatically accept applicants via a new "Auto Accept" checkbox after the group has been listed.
  • Improved the ordering for categories in the currency tab.
  • Popup notifications such as those for completing an achievement or receiving a reward after a Battleground match can now be dismissed by right-clicking on it.
  • Added an "Ignore this bag" option to Profession bags for bag clean up.
  • All multi-page windows now supports mousewheel scrolling.

Blackrock Foundry Testing (Jan. 30)
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Tomorrow, we will be testing two Blackrock Foundry Mythic encounters: Gruul and Hans'gar/Franzok. After testing of those two encounters concludes, we will open up the Slagworks wing in Raid Finder over the weekend. That should conclude our 6.1 Foundry testing - the raid zone is a 6.0.3 feature and will be opening on live servers next week, but testing it in the 6.1 PTR allows us to get some useful tuning data and gets players onto the PTR to test other features as well as the overall stability of the 6.1 patch.

As always given the nature of PTR, 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. All participants must be from the same PTR server.

Each encounter should be available at approximately the listed times below on all PTR servers, for roughly an hour or so.

Friday, January 30
  • Gruul - Mythic Foundry - 13:30 PST (16:30 EST, 22:30 CET)
  • Hans'gar & Franzok - Mythic Foundry - 15:00 PST (18:00 EST, 24:00 CET)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a test 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.

Patch 6.1 PTR - Build 19551
Build 19551 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

New Item

Level Type Name
100Consumable Gaiju Pearl

Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Draenor
Quests
  • King of the Monsters Defeat each of the following creatures while evolved in the Lost Veil Anzu.10 points.
  • Monster Mash Successfully complete both of the following evolutions within the Lost Veil Anzu:10 points.

Invasions
Garrisons
  • Master and Commander Summon and defeat the following bosses in your Garrison. 10 points. Defeat all of the summonable Garrison raid bosses. 10 points.



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Item Set Bonuses

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Major Glyphs

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Tiger Palm Damage dealt increased by roughly 66.7%.

Talents

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Protection

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Perks

Enhancement
  • Maelstrom Weapon: Instead of reducing cast time by 20% per stack, now reduces cast time and mana cost by 20% per stack.

Major Glyphs

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Blast Wave The caster produces an intense wave of heat that travels outward, inflicting 100,000 140,000 Fire damage to all targets in the area. Volcanic Bombs hit by the wave are destroyed; but provide protection from the blast. 100 yd range. 4 sec cast. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Reaping Whirl Whirl around, causing enemies to bleed for 20,000 14,000 Physical damage every 1 sec, for 20 sec. Stacks. 3 sec cast.
by Published on 2015-01-28 07:58 PM

New Mount Preview - Coming Soon
Blizzard posted a preview of an upcoming mount on their social media accounts this morning, with the line "Here, Kitty Kitty...".

Patch 6.1 added a few new mount spells, with all of the others than Mount being for the Chauffer heirloom mount.

by Published on 2015-01-28 04:14 AM

Patch 6.1 PTR - Build 19533

End of Season Preview, No Planned PvP Improvements, Furnace vs Alternative

Hearthstone Patch 7628 - Lunar New Year, Undertaker Nerfed, Maraad Card Back

Hero Rotation Update, Lunar Festival Skins, Mount, and Bundles Now Available

Patch 6.0.3 Hotfixes - January 27
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
  • Tier 3 Garrisons: Dungeoneer's Training Dummy for healing and damage have swapped places so melee classes are less likely to trigger the tanking dummy by accident.
  • Garrison Campaign Quests
    • Assault on Skettis: Creatures and NPCs associated with Assault on Skettis now respawn more frequently and increased the amount of morale awarded for defeating them.
    • Gladiator's Sanctum Level 3: Players can no longer be votekicked from the Coliseum scenario.
    • Primal Fury: Players that have completed the quest before the hotfix from January 21 should now correctly receive Thisalee Crow (Alliance) or Choluna (Horde) as a Follower.

Classes
  • Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • General
      • Ferocious Bite no longer loses damage when cast with a low amount of Energy while Berserk is active. Berserk will still discount Cat Form abilities' Energy cost, but will include the bonus damage as if it weren't cast with Berserk active.
    • Feral
      • Leader of the Pack should now correctly trigger its heal for Druids that have learned the talent, Claws of Shirvallah.
    • Talents
      • Incarnation: Tree of Life's bonuses should no longer be incorrectly retained without having the talent learned.
      • Nature's Vigil should no longer be dealing excessive damage to high level targets by healing low level NPCs.
  • Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Glyphs
      • Glyph of Recovery should no longer make Recuperate heal for less than the intended amount.

Quests
  • All quests should now still award experience even if the character is dead at the time of completion.
  • Frostfire Ridge
    • The Shadow Gate: Players who became stuck after completing "The Shadow Gate" will need to re-enter the cave within the Bloodmaul Stronghold in Frostfire Ridge if they were unable to see Orlana Strongbrow to continue their quest series.
  • Gorgrond
    • Ambushing the Enemy: Resolved an issue where players were unable to complete this quest if The Giant Cauldron has been completed first.
  • Talador
    • At Your Command: Horde characters who have faction changed to Alliance should now be able to complete the quest "At Your Command" if they have completed the Alliance version previously.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Auchindoun
    • Grom'tash the Destructor and Gul'kosh should no longer force all party members into combat, including ones that aren't actively in combat with them.
  • Shadowmoon Burial Grounds
    • Ner'zhul: Resolved an issue where players may be unable to use the portal to re-enter the encounter area.
  • Icecrown Citadel
    • The Lich King: Resolved an issue where Val'kyr Shadowguards can prevent players from being able to complete the encounter if they pick the player up after Fury of Frostmourne has been cast.

PvP
  • Ashran
    • There's now a 30 minute delay between battles after Grand Marshal Tremblade or High Warlord Volrath has been defeated.
    • Stormshield Gladiators and Warspear Gladiators now respawn 3 minutes after Grand Marshal Tremblade or High Warlord Volrath has been defeated.

Items
  • Goren Disguise no longer works in Areas or Rated Battlegrounds.
  • Scabbard of Kyanos' on use effect, the Sword Technique buff is now reduced by 40% while players have Battle Fatigue.
  • Swapblaster no longer works while in a Battleground.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Level 1 Heirloom Mount
Collecting all heirloom items awards a special mount usable by level 1 characters.

Does this mean we need the fishing event BoA for this mount? When I won it I took the trinket that turns you into a fish.

I've asked about that and was informed that the achievement involves collecting a number of heirlooms (not all of them). Working on getting clarification on the Heirloom collections tab and will be updating the 6.1 PTR Patch Notes with more concrete information once it's available. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Ashran Timing Hotfix
As you've probably witnessed, on many servers Ashran had digressed into a situation where the two factions were avoiding any confrontation. One faction would complete the outer events while the other faction would kill the faction leader. This isn't ideal, as the Horde and Alliance should be fighting more regularly in Ashran.

Recently, we made changes to the frequency of events and the time between battles in the middle road. After a boss is killed, the center lane will take 30 minutes to reset. We hope this encourages the team that just won the middle lane to venture off into the rest of the zone for a time before the fight begins anew. Furthermore, we hope that faction’s presence in the outer events will encourage the other faction to fight in the center lane a bit more, since winning the events is no longer a given.

We'll continue to consider your constructive Ashran feedback and appreciate those of you providing it. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
by Published on 2015-01-27 08:57 PM

Patch 6.1 PTR - Build 19533
Build 19533 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

New Models



New Items

Level Type Name
100Junk Clinking Present
100Other Portable Audiophone
100Leatherworking Pattern Recipe: Powerful Burnished Essence
100Leatherworking Pattern Recipe: Spiritual Leathercraft
100Tailoring Pattern Recipe: Primal Weaving
100Tailoring Pattern Recipe: Powerful Hexweave Essence
100Engineering Schematic Schematic: Oglethorpe's Octagonal Lenses
100Engineering Schematic Schematic: Precision Scope Tuning Kit
100Engineering Schematic Schematic: Primal Welding
100Blacksmithing Plans Recipe: Powerful Truesteel Essence
100Blacksmithing Plans Recipe: Powerful Steelforged Essence
100Blacksmithing Plans Recipe: Riddle of Truesteel
100Alchemy Recipe Recipe: Primal Alchemy
100Enchanting Formula Formula: Temporal Binding
100Jewelcrafting Design Recipe: Powerful Taladite Amplifier
100Jewelcrafting Design Recipe: Primal Gemcutting
100Inscription Technique Technique: The Spirit of War
100Inscription Technique Technique: Powerful Ensorcelled Tarot
100Inscription Technique Technique: Powerful Weapon Crystal
660Trinket Primal Gladiator's Medallion of Adaptation
660Trinket Primal Gladiator's Medallion of Adaptation
620Trinket Primal Combatant's Medallion of Adaptation
620Trinket Primal Combatant's Medallion of Adaptation
100Other Chauffered Chopper
90Other Bladebone Hook



Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Darkmoon Faire
World Events
  • Big Powermonger: Bronze Complete The Real Big Race with the Powermonger within 35 tolls. 5 points. 30 tolls. 5 points.
  • Big Powermonger: Gold Complete The Real Big Race with the Powermonger within 26 20 tolls. Rewards: Darkmoon Cannon. 5 points.
  • Big Powermonger: Silver Complete The Real Big Race with the Powermonger within 30 tolls. 5 points. 25 tolls. 5 points.
  • Big Race Enthusiast Complete The Real Big Race with the Racing Strider within 40 tolls. 5 points.
  • Big Race Jockey Complete The Real Big Race within 32 tolls. 5 points. with the Racing Strider within 30 tolls. 5 points.
  • Big Race Leadfoot Complete The Real Big Race within 28 tolls. 5 points. with the Racing Strider within 25 tolls. 5 points.
  • Big Race Novice Complete The Real Big Race with the Racing Strider within 35 tolls. 5 points.
  • Big Race Roadhog Complete The Real Big Race within 24 with the Racing Strider within 20 tolls. Rewards: Checkered Flag. 5 points.
  • Big Rocketeer: Bronze Complete The Real Big Race with the Rocketeer within 35 tolls. 5 points. 30 tolls. 5 points.
  • Big Rocketeer: Gold Complete The Real Big Race with the Rocketeer within 26 20 tolls. Rewards: Race MiniZep Controller. 5 points.
  • Big Rocketeer: Silver Complete The Real Big Race with the Rocketeer within 30 tolls. 5 points. 25 tolls. 5 points.
  • Big Wanderluster: Bronze Complete The Real Big Race with the Wanderluster within 35 tolls. 5 points. 30 tolls. 5 points.
  • Big Wanderluster: Gold Complete The Real Big Race with the Wanderluster within 26 20 tolls. Rewards: Darkmoon Gazer. 5 points.
  • Big Wanderluster: Silver Complete The Real Big Race with the Wanderluster within 30 tolls. 5 points. 25 tolls. 5 points.
  • Darkmoon Racer Jockey Complete The Real Race with the Racing Strider within 20 tolls. 5 points.
  • Darkmoon Racer Leadfoot Complete The Real Race within 16 tolls. 5 points. with the Racing Strider within 15 tolls. 5 points.
  • Darkmoon Racer Novice Complete The Real Race with the Racing Strider within 25 tolls. 5 points.
  • Darkmoon Racer Roadhog Complete The Real Race within 12 with the Racing Strider within 11 tolls. Rewards: Fire-Eater's Vial. 5 points.
  • Go-Getter Complete the Darkmoon Real Race with the Powermonger within 20 tolls. 5 points. 25 tolls. 5 points.
  • Powermonger: Bronze Complete the Darkmoon Real Race with the Powermonger within 18 tolls. 5 points. 20 tolls. 5 points.
  • Powermonger: Gold Complete the Darkmoon Real Race with the Powermonger within 11 tolls. Rewards: Gaze of the Darkmoon. 5 points.
  • Powermonger: Silver Complete the Darkmoon Real Race with the Powermonger within 14 tolls. 5 points. 15 tolls. 5 points.
  • Rocketeer: Bronze Complete the Darkmoon Real Race with the Rocketeer within 18 tolls. 5 points. 20 tolls. 5 points.
  • Rocketeer: Gold Complete the Darkmoon Real Race with the Rocketeer within 11 tolls. Rewards: Everlasting Darkmoon Firework. 5 points.
  • Rocketeer: Silver Complete the Darkmoon Real Race with the Rocketeer within 14 tolls. 5 points. 15 tolls. 5 points.
  • Wanderluster: Bronze Complete the Darkmoon Real Race with the Wanderluster within 18 tolls. 5 points. 20 tolls. 5 points.
  • Wanderluster: Gold Complete the Darkmoon Real Race with the Wanderluster within 11 tolls. Rewards: Attraction Sign. 5 points.
  • Wanderluster: Silver Complete the Darkmoon Real Race with the Wanderluster within 14 tolls. 5 points. 15 tolls. 5 points.
  • Wayfarer Complete the Darkmoon Real Race with the Wanderluster within 20 tolls. 5 points. 25 tolls. 5 points.

Eye of the Storm
Player vs. Player
  • The Perfect Storm Win Eye of the Storm with a score of 1600 to 0. 10 points. 1500 to 0. 10 points.

Feats of Strength

Garrisons

General



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts
  • Summon Chauffer: Hire a Chauffer to drive you around. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Summon Chauffer: Hire a Chauffer to drive you around. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Vashj'ir Seahorse: Name Changed from Abyssal Seahorse to Vashj'ir Seahorse.

Item Set Bonuses

Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Breath of Sindragosa: No longer costs Runic Power.
  • Death Siphon: The Death Knight is now healed for 400% of the damage dealt, up from 335%.
  • Necrotic Plague: Damage done per tick increased from 2.7% of AP per stack to 3.7% of AP per stack.

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Bristling Fur: Cooldown is now 30 seconds, down from 60 seconds.
  • Guardian of Elune: Now also reduces the rage cost on Savage Defense by your base dodge chance percentage.
  • Rampant Growth: Now also increases Swiftmend's healing done by 20%.
  • Renewal: Now heals the Druid for 30% of max health, up from 22%.
  • Stellar Flare: Now deals 39% of SP as direct damage, up from 33.75%. Also deals 13% of SP as damage over time, up from 11.25%.

Restoration
  • Natural Healing: Name Changed from Naturalist to Natural Healing.
  • Naturalist: Now also increases the damage of your Druid spells and abilities by 15%.

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Barrage: Tooltip updated so that the numbers ingame reflect the impact of Versatility.
  • Exhilaration: Now heals you and your pet for 30% of max health, up from 22%.
  • Glaive Toss: Each glaive now does 52% AP as damage, up from 41.5%.
  • Powershot: Now deals 840% weapon damage to the target, up from 520%. Also deals 420% weapon damage to enemies between you and the target, up from 260%.
  • Stampede: Now lasts for 40 seconds, up from 20 seconds.

Pets
  • Spirit Beast Blessing: Now also increases the critical strike chance of all party and raid members by 5%.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Alter Time: Cooldown decreased from 1.5 minutes to 1 minute.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Blackout Kick: Tooltip updated so that the numbers ingame reflect the impact of Versatility.
  • Expel Harm: Tooltip updated so that the numbers ingame reflect the impact of Versatility.
  • Jab: Tooltip updated so that the numbers ingame reflect the impact of Versatility.
  • Spinning Crane Kick: Tooltip updated so that the numbers ingame reflect the impact of Versatility.
  • Tiger Palm: Tooltip updated so that the numbers ingame reflect the impact of Versatility.

Talents
  • Ascension: Instead of increasing maximum Mana by 20%, now increases Spirit by 10%.
  • Chi Explosion: Now heals an ally for 170% of SP, up from 121.5% of SP. Also, using this ability while channeling Soothing Mist will heal the soothed target.
  • Chi Torpedo: Now deals 250% of AP as damage. (Possible tooltip fix.)
  • Hurricane Strike: Tooltip updated so that the numbers ingame reflect the impact of Versatility.
  • Ring of Peace: Incapacitation duration increased to 5 seconds, up from 3 seconds.
  • Rushing Jade Wind (Brewmaster, Windwalker): Tooltip updated so that the numbers ingame reflect the impact of Versatility.
  • Zen Sphere: Tooltip updated so that the numbers ingame reflect the impact of Versatility.
  • Zen Sphere: Detonate: Tooltip updated so that the numbers ingame reflect the impact of Versatility.

Brewmaster
  • Keg Smash: Tooltip updated so that the numbers ingame reflect the impact of Versatility.

Mistweaver
  • Mana Tea: Now restores Mana equal to 3 times your unbuffed Spirit, down from 4 times your unbuffed Spirit.

Windwalker
  • Fists of Fury: Tooltip updated so that the numbers ingame reflect the impact of Versatility.

Windwalker & Mistweaver
  • Rising Sun Kick: Tooltip updated so that the numbers ingame reflect the impact of Versatility.

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Talents
  • Empowered Seals: Judgment of Insight now heals you for 2% of your maximum health every 2 second for 20 seconds, up from 1%. Judgment of Righteousness now increases your haste by 20% for 20 seconds, up from 15%.
  • Execution Sentence: Healing done over time increased from 1348.4% of SP, up from 674.2% of SP.
  • Hand of Purity: Now reduces damage taken by 15%, up from 10%.
  • Sacred Shield: Mana cost decreased from 14.4% of Base Mana to 9.5% of Base Mana.

Holy
  • Denounce: Damage increased to 165% of SP, up from 109.8% of SP.
  • Holy Shock: Damage dealt when used on an enemy increased to 210% of SP, up from 140% of SP.

Retribution

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Cascade: Now heals for 54% of SP, down from 83.05% of SP. Also can now heal the same target twice.
  • Divine Star: Damage dealt increased to 63% of SP, up from 52.4% of SP.

Talents
  • Auspicious Spirits: Now causes your Shadowy Apparitions to deal 100% increased damage, instead of causing them to deal no damage.
  • Cascade: Now heals for 54% of SP, down from 83.05% of SP. Also can now heal the same target twice.
  • Clarity of Purpose: Base healing is now 120% of SP. (Possible tooltip fix.)
  • Clarity of Will (Holy, Shadow): Now shields the target for 660% of SP, down from 858% of SP.
  • Divine Star: Damage dealt increased to 63% of SP, up from 52.4% of SP.
  • Mindbender: Now lasts for 20 seconds, up from 15 seconds.
  • Saving Grace Now heals for 945% of SP, up from 630% of SP. Absorbs and healing done for the following 8 seconds are now reduced by 15%, up from 10%. Also effectiveness is now reduced while in PvP Combat. Now instant cast, down from a 1.5 second cast time.
  • Surge of Darkness Now has a 12% chance to proc, up from 10%.
  • Void Entropy: Damage dealt increased from 37.5% of SP to 67.5% of SP.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Death from Above: AoE damage increased from 133.3% of AP to 166.6% of AP.
  • Leeching Poison: Instead of 'your melee attacks having a 50% chance to poison the target for 12 sec, causing subsequent melee attacks to heal you for 15% of damage dealt', you are now granted 10% Leech for as long as the poison is active.

Assassination
  • Envenom: Tooltip updated so that the numbers ingame reflect the impact of Versatility.

Assassination & Subtlety
  • Rupture: Tooltip updated so that the numbers ingame reflect the impact of Versatility.

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Primal Strike: Instead of having an 8 second cooldown, this ability now has a 7.5 second recharge with a maximum of 1 charge.
  • Reincarnation: Added the wording - "This effect can occur only once every 30 minutes."
  • Windstrike: Instead of having a 7.5 second cooldown, this ability now has a 7.5 second recharge with a maximum of 1 charge.

Talents
  • Ancestral Guidance Instead of affecting "direct damage and healing", now affects "damage and healing, including multistrikes".
  • Echo of the Elements (Elemental): Completely overhauled. Previously, your spells and abilities had a chance to cause your next Lava Burst, Frost Shock, or Earthquake to not incur its cooldown. Now, your Lava Burst and Earthquake have 2 charges and other effects that reset their cooldown will instead grant 1 full charge.
  • Echo of the Elements (Enhancement): Completely overhauled. Previously, your spells and abilities had a chance to cause your next Lava Lash, Stormstrike, or Fire Nova to not incur its cooldown. Now, your Stormstrike, Lava Lash, and Fire Nova have 2 charges and other effects that reset their cooldown will instead grant 1 full charge.
  • Echo of the Elements (Restoration): Completely overhauled. Previously, your spells and abilities had a chance to cause your next Riptide, Unleash Life, or Purify Spirit to not incur its cooldown. Now, your Lava Burst, Riptide, Unleash Life, and Spirit Link Totem have 2 charges and other effects that reset their cooldown will instead grant 1 full charge.

Elemental
  • Earthquake Instead of having a 10 second cooldown, this ability now has a 10 second recharge with a maximum of 1 charge.

Elemental & Restoration
  • Lava Burst: Instead of having an 8 second cooldown, this ability now has an 8 second recharge with a maximum of 1 charge.

Enhancement
  • Ascendance: Now has a 3 minute cooldown. (Possible tooltip fix.)
  • Fire Nova: Instead of having a 4.5 second cooldown, this ability now has a 4.5 second recharge with a maximum of 1 charge.
  • Lava Lash: Instead of having a 10.5 second cooldown, this ability now has a 10.5 second recharge with a maximum of 1 charge.
  • Stormstrike: Instead of having a 7.5 second cooldown, this ability now has a 7.5 second recharge with a maximum of 1 charge.

Restoration
  • Riptide: Instead of having a 6 second cooldown, this ability now has a 6 second recharge with a maximum of 1 charge.
  • Spirit Link Totem: Instead of having a 3 minute cooldown, this ability now has a 3 minute recharge with a maximum of 1 charge.
  • Unleash Life: Instead of having a 15 second cooldown, this ability now has a 15 second recharge with a maximum of 1 charge.

Major Glyphs
  • Telluric Currents: Instead of causing your Lightning Bolt spell to cost no mana, it now causes your Lightning Bolt, Lava Burst, and Flame Shock spells to cost no mana and deal 100% increased damage.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Avatar Duration decreased from 24 seconds to 20 seconds. Cooldown decreased from 3 minutes to 1.5 minutes.
  • Second Wind: Amount of Leech gained increased to 25%, up from 10%.
  • Siegebreaker (Arms, Protection): Now deals 450% of weapon damage, up from 300% of weapon damage.
  • Siegebreaker (Fury): Now deals 450% of weapon damage, up from 300% of weapon damage.
  • Slam: Now deals 150% of weapon damage, up from 105% of weapon damage.

Arms
  • Mastery: Weapons Master: Now increases the damage of your Mortal Strike, Colossus Smash, and Execute abilities by 36%, down from 44%.

Arms, Fury, Protection
  • Gladiator Stance: Probably a bug fix, since this version of the spell previously had no spec requirements.

Professions
Alchemy
  • Primal Alchemy Name Changed from Alchemical Catalyst - Arrowbloom to Primal Alchemy. Generates the reagents needed to create the most powerful alchemical items of Draenor. Can only be performed once a day. Shares cooldown with other Alchemist's Cauldrons. Alchemy. Melee range. Instant. 1 sec cooldown. Reagents: Nagrand Arrowbloom (20), Blackrock Ore (3). Alchemy. Instant. Reagents: Primal Spirit, Fireweed (2), Gorgrond Flytrap (2), Nagrand Arrowbloom (2), Starflower (2), Talador Orchid (2).

Blacksmithing
  • Riddle of Truesteel (New) Blacksmithing. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Primal Spirit, True Iron Ore (5), Blackrock Ore (5). Tools: Blacksmith Hammer.
  • Truesteel Grinder Blacksmithing. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Truesteel Ingot (10 Blackrock Ore (20), True Iron Ore (10). Tools: Blacksmith Hammer.
  • Truesteel Reshaper Blacksmithing. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Truesteel Ingot (10), True Iron Ore (10). Tools: Blacksmith Hammer. True Iron Ore (30). Tools: Blacksmith Hammer.

Enchanting
  • Battlemaster Permanently enchant a melee weapon to occasionally heal nearby party members for 240 102 when attacking in melee. Cannot be applied to items higher than level 600. Enchanting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Void Crystal (8), Large Prismatic Shard (8), Primal Water (2). Tools: Runed Copper Rod.
  • Berserking Permanently enchant a melee weapon to sometimes increase your attack power by 100 75, but at the cost of reduced armor. Cannot be applied to items higher than level 600. Enchanting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Infinite Dust (12), Greater Cosmic Essence (4), Dream Shard (4), Abyss Crystal (10). Tools: Runed Copper Rod.
  • Major Healing Permanently enchant a melee weapon to increase spell power by 40 30. Cannot be applied to items higher than level 600. Enchanting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Large Prismatic Shard (8), Primal Water (8), Primal Life (8). Tools: Runed Copper Rod.
  • Mark of the Frostwolf Permanently enchants a melee weapon to sometimes increases increase multistrike by 500 for 6 sec. Effect can stack 2 times. Enchanting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Temporal Crystal (15), Sorcerous Water (10). Tools: Runed Copper Rod.
  • Secrets of Draenor Enchanting Compile your knowledge of Enchanting once per day. Secrets can be traded for recipes Enchanting. 3.5 sec cast. 1 sec cooldown. Reagents: Draenic Dust (3).
  • Temporal Binding (New) Enchanting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Primal Spirit, Luminous Shard.

Engineering
  • Didi's Delicate Assembly Engineering. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Gearspring Parts (10), True Iron Ore (5), Blackrock Ore (5). Tools: Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor. True Iron Ore (15), Blackrock Ore (15). Tools: Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor.
  • Gearspring Parts Additional parts are created when your Engineering skill is 600 or higher. May also create Sorcerous Fire and Air. Cooldown resets daily. Engineering. 3.5 sec cast. 1 sec cooldown. Reagents: True Iron Ore (10), Blackrock Ore (10). 15), Blackrock Ore (15).
  • Primal Welding (New) Engineering. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Primal Spirit, Blackrock Ore (5), True Iron Ore (5).

Inscription
  • Many glyphs are now crafted with a 1.5 sec cast, down from 3 sec.
  • Secrets of Draenor Inscription Compile your knowledge of Inscription once per day. Secrets can be traded for recipes Inscription. 3.5 sec cast. 1 sec cooldown. Reagents: Cerulean Pigment (2). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set.
  • The Spirit of War (New) Inscription. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Primal Spirit, Cerulean Pigment (4). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set.
  • Volatile Crystal Inscription. 3.5 sec cast. Reagents: War Paints (10), Cerulean Pigment (5). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set. Cerulean Pigment (12). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set.

Jewelcrafting
  • Primal Gemcutting (New) Jewelcrafting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Primal Spirit, Blackrock Ore (5), True Iron Ore (5). Tools: Jeweler's Kit.
  • Taladite Recrystalizer Jewelcrafting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Taladite Crystal (10), True Iron Ore (10). Tools: Jeweler's Kit. Blackrock Ore (15), True Iron Ore (15). Tools: Jeweler's Kit.

Leatherworking

Tailoring
  • Hexweave Embroidery Tailoring. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Hexweave Cloth (10), Sumptuous Fur (10). Sumptuous Fur (30).
  • Primal Weaving (New) Tailoring. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Primal Spirit, Sumptuous Fur (10).

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Acid Torrent Sprays a cone of acid at a ranged target, inflicting 500,000 Physical damage to the closest target and increases the damage Acid Torrent deals by 500,000 for 20 sec. All other targets take 250,000 300,000 Nature damage reduced by the closest target's total damage mitigation. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Acid Torrent Sprays a cone of acid at a ranged target, inflicting 500,000 Physical damage to the closest target and increases the damage Acid Torrent deals by 500,000 for 20 sec. All other targets take 250,000 300,000 Nature damage reduced by the closest target's total damage mitigation. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Burn The caster inflicts 30,000 Fire damage to their current target. 10 yd range. 2 sec cast. 3 sec cast.
  • Explosive Shard Launches an explosive shard, inflicting 90,000 110,000 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.
  • Explosive Shard Launches an explosive shard, inflicting 90,000 110,000 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.



Blackrock Foundry Testing (Jan 28, 30)
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Tomorrow, we will be testing two Blackrock Foundry Mythic encounters, Oregorger and Beastlord Darmac. We're looking at another test day on Friday (likely candidates are Gruul and Hans'gar/Franzok), and then a Raid Finder test over the weekend. That should conclude our 6.1 Foundry testing - the raid zone is a 6.0.3 feature and will be opening on live servers next week, but testing it in the 6.1 PTR allows us to get some useful tuning data and gets players onto the PTR to test other features as well as the overall stability of the 6.1 patch.

As always given the nature of PTR, 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 PTR servers, for roughly an hour or so.

Wednesday, January 28
  • Oregorger - Mythic Foundry - 13:30 PST (16:30 EST, 22:30 CET)
  • Beastlord Darmac - Mythic Foundry - 15:00 PST (18:00 EST, 24:00 CET)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a test 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.

New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • ADVANCED_ANTIALIASING_MSAA_FORMAT - Color %dx / Depth %dx
  • BINDING_NAME_TOGGLECOLLECTIONSHEIRLOOM - Toggle Heirlooms Journal
  • CHAR_CREATE_VETERAN - Veteran Accounts cannot create Death Knights.
  • CONFIRM_PURCHASE_NONREFUNDABLE_ITEM - Are you sure you wish to exchange %s for the following item? Your purchase is not refundable. %s
  • ERR_CHAT_RAID_RESTRICTED_TRIAL - Starter Edition accounts cannot send messages to raid channel. \124cffffd000\124HurlIndex:2\124h[Click To Upgrade]\124h\124r
  • ERR_CHAT_RAID_RESTRICTED_VETERAN - Veteran Edition accounts cannot send messages to raid channel. \124cffffd000\124HurlIndex:2\124h[Click To Upgrade]\124h\124r
  • ERR_PETITION_RESTRICTED_ACCOUNT_TRIAL - Starter Edition accounts may not sign guild charters. \124cffffd000\124HurlIndex:2\124h[Click To Upgrade]\124h\124r
  • ERR_PETITION_RESTRICTED_ACCOUNT_VETERAN - Veteran Edition accounts may not sign guild charters. \124cffffd000\124HurlIndex:2\124h[Click To Upgrade]\124h\124r
  • ERR_REFER_A_FRIEND_MAP_INCOMING_TRANSFER_NOT_ALLOWED - You cannot summon your friend here
  • FPS_FORMAT - %d FPS
  • MULTISAMPLE_ALPHA_TEST - Multisample Alpha Test
  • MULTISAMPLE_ANTI_ALIASING - MSAA
  • MULTISAMPLE_ANTIALIASING - Multisample Anti-Aliasing
  • OPTION_TOOLTIP_ADVANCED_MSAA - Sets the Multisample Anti-Aliasing mode. Both the number of color and depth samples can be specified.
  • OPTION_TOOLTIP_ADVANCED_PPAA - Sets the Postprocess Anti-Aliasing mode.
  • OPTION_TOOLTIP_MULTISAMPLE_ALPHA_TEST - Evaluates alpha-test operation at sample frequency rather than pixel frequency when MSAA is enabled.
  • OPTION_TOOLTIP_RENDER_SCALE - Multiplier on display resolution for rendering the 3D World.
  • OPTION_TOOLTIP_RESAMPLE_QUALITY - When using a Render Scale that is not 100%, this adjusts the quality of the filter to display resolution.
  • POSTPROCESS_ANTI_ALIASING - Postprocess Anti-Aliasing
  • POSTPROCESS_ANTI_ALIASING_ABREV - PPAA
  • PVP_REWARD_TOOLTIP - Reward for winning:
  • REMOVE_FOLLOWER - Remove
  • RENDER_SCALE - Render Scale
  • RESAMPLE_QUALITY - Resample Quality
  • RESAMPLE_QUALITY_BICUBIC - Bicubic
  • RESAMPLE_QUALITY_BILINEAR - Bilinear



Missions Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Combat
  • Apexis Nexus Level 100. Item Level 630 660. 2 Followers. Cost: 40 Resources. Duration: 6 8 hrs. Our need for equipment upgrades never ends, take a few of our best to the apexis excavation site.. Rewards: 1500 XP. 600x Apexis Crystal 400x Apexis Crystal
  • Bucket Brigade Level 100. Item Level 615. 3 Followers. Cost: 30 Resources. Duration: 4 660. 2 Followers. Cost: 40 Resources. Duration: 8 hrs. Massive flooding has cut off our supply lines, and the water elementals responsible show no signs of stopping. Let's hang them out to dry.. Rewards: 1500 XP. 12x Primal Spirit 20x Primal Spirit
  • Emancipation Level 100. Item Level 615. 3 Followers. Cost: 30 Resources. Duration: 4 660. 2 Followers. Cost: 40 Resources. Duration: 8 hrs. The more slaves we free at the Stonefury Cliffs, the more we weaken the Bloodmaul.. Rewards: 1500 XP. 300x Apexis Crystal 400x Apexis Crystal
  • Felraiser Level 100. Item Level 615. 3 Followers. Cost: 30 Resources. Duration: 8 675. 2 Followers. Cost: 60 Resources. Duration: 10 hrs. Warlocks in the northwest are draining life from the land, preparing to summon a demon lord. Well? Don't just stand there!. Rewards: 1500 XP. 300x Apexis Crystal 600x Apexis Crystal
  • Green Fel Level 90. Item Level 0. 3 Followers. Cost: 10 Resources. Duration: 60 min 100. Item Level 675. 2 Followers. Cost: 60 Resources. Duration: 10 hrs. The reckless warlock Gul'dan intends to create a fel volcano in the center of Shadowmoon Valley. Stop him before he dooms us all.. Rewards: 100 XP 1500 XP. 150 Gold
  • Highway to Fel Level 100. Item Level 630 660. 2 Followers. Cost: 40 Resources. Duration: 6 8 hrs. Shadow Council agents plan to cut a path through Tanaan and pave it with their enemies' bones. Such an atrocity must not come to pass.. Rewards: 1500 XP. 600x Apexis Crystal 400x Apexis Crystal
  • Lunch Breakers Level 100. Item Level 615. 3 Followers. Cost: 30 Resources. Duration: 4 660. 2 Followers. Cost: 40 Resources. Duration: 8 hrs. We need to get the gronn riled again. Kill the local meat-based wildlife and see if starvation turns them against the Iron Horde nearby.. Rewards: 1500 XP. 12x Primal Spirit 20x Primal Spirit
  • Mulch Ado about Nothing Level 100. Item Level 630 660. 2 Followers. Cost: 40 Resources. Duration: 4 8 hrs. The podlings have been raiding the graves of our allies to feed one of their genesaur. Recover the bodies. If they want mulch, mulch them!. Rewards: 1500 XP. 20x Primal Spirit
  • Night of the Primals Level 100. Item Level 615. 3 Followers. Cost: 30 Resources. Duration: 6 675. 2 Followers. Cost: 60 Resources. Duration: 8 hrs. Our scouts report that the botani are snatching workers from the quarries. Kill the primals and find out what they are using the orcs for.. Rewards: 1500 XP. 12x Primal Spirit 30x Primal Spirit
  • Prime Directive Level 100. Item Level 630 660. 2 Followers. Cost: 40 Resources. Duration: 4 8 hrs. We'll leave the elementals of Nagrand to themselves right after we've gotten some of the elemental samples we need.. Rewards: 1500 XP. 20x Primal Spirit
  • Socrethar Sabotage Level 100. Item Level 615. 3 Followers. Cost: 30 Resources. Duration: 4 660. 2 Followers. Cost: 40 Resources. Duration: 8 hrs. Scouts report that a rapid assault on Socrethar's Rise could turn up an additonal stash of apexis crystals.. Rewards: 1500 XP. 300x Apexis Crystal 400x Apexis Crystal
  • Spring Preening Level 100. Item Level 615. 3 Followers. Cost: 30 Resources. Duration: 6 675. 2 Followers. Cost: 60 Resources. Duration: 8 hrs. We cannot allow the arakkoa to acquire more of their deadly Apexis technology. Raid their excavation sites. Leave nothing but dust behind!. Rewards: 1500 XP. 300x Apexis Crystal 600x Apexis Crystal
  • Too Much Business Level 90. Item Level 0. 3 Followers. Cost: 10 Resources. Duration: 60 min 675. 2 Followers. Cost: 60 Resources. Duration: 8 hrs. We suspect a goblin merchant of selling to both us and the Iron Horde. Tail him, and if he is double-dealing, drag him back by his ears.. Rewards: 100 XP 1500 XP. 150 Gold
  • What's Mine Is A Mine Level 100. Item Level 615. 3 Followers. Cost: 30 Resources. Duration: 8 675. 2 Followers. Cost: 60 Resources. Duration: 10 hrs. Word has it that an Iron Horde mine near our outpost has hit a rich vein. We can't let them have nice things. Storm in and claim the mine.. Rewards: 1500 XP. 12x Primal Spirit 30x Primal Spirit

Exploration
  • Backbreaker Name Changed from Exploration: The Broken Spine Dig Site to Backbreaker. Level 91. Item Level 0. 1 Followers. Cost: 15 Resources. Duration: 4 hrs. The Iron Horde are attempting to unearth long-lost ogre artifacts in this the Broken Spine area - evict them and claim the rewards as your own.. Rewards: 100 XP. 50x Ogre Archaeology Fragment
  • Bird Watching Name Changed from Exploration: Spires of Arak Treaures to Bird Watching. Level 97. Item Level 0. Rare. 3 Followers. Cost: 50 Resources. Duration: 6 hrs. Rumors are swirling that a High Arakkoa raid on an Outcast hovel has yielded a particularly interesting map. Intercept the raiders Arakkoa before they return to Skyreach!. Rewards: 1000 XP. 1x Spires of Arak Treasure Map
  • Boiling Hot Magma Name Changed from Exploration: Daggermaw Flows Dig Site to Boiling Hot Magma. Level 91. Item Level 0. 1 Followers. Cost: 15 Resources. Duration: 4 hrs. Relics of long-forgotten orc clans can be found by carefully traversing between the lava streams and Daggermaw Flows lava streams - and dealing with deadly fire elementals.. Rewards: 100 XP. 50x Draenor Clans Archaeology Fragment
  • Early Mover Name Changed from Exploration: Razed Warsong Outpost Dig Site to Early Mover. Level 98. Item Level 0. 3 Followers. Cost: 15 Resources. Duration: 4 hrs. We've heard reports that the Steamwheedle Preservation Society is looking to start a dig site in this location at the razed Warsong Outpost - why wait for them when you can claim the easy finds now?. Rewards: 1200 XP. 3x Draenor Clan Orator Cane
  • Fall From Grace Name Changed from Exploration: Sethekk Hollow Dig Site to Fall From Grace. Level 96. Item Level 0. 2 Followers. Cost: 15 Resources. Duration: 4 hrs. Many shiny trinkets and precious valuables have been lost here, the site in Sethekk Hollow, the place where cursed Arakkoa are cast out from Skyreach.. Rewards: 800 XP. 3x Arakkoa Cipher
  • Fickle Loyalty Name Changed from Exploration: Frostfire Ridge Treaures to Fickle Loyalty
  • Fickle Loyalty Name Changed from Exploration: Frostfire Ridge Treaures to Fickle Loyalty
  • Fields of Sorrow Name Changed from Exploration: Talador Treaures to Fields of Sorrow. Level 95. Item Level 0. Rare. 2 Followers. Cost: 50 Resources. Duration: 4 hrs. An angry Draenei farmer who has been displaced by the Burning Legion farmer claims knowledge of where many of Talador's secrets are hidden, and will share them if we'll help destroy the demons that ruined his land.. Rewards: 600 XP. 1x Talador Treasure Map
  • Forced Eviction Name Changed from Exploration: Stonecrag Excavation Dig Site to Forced Eviction. Level 98. Item Level 0. 3 Followers. Cost: 15 Resources. Duration: 4 hrs. The Steamwheedle Preservation Society management need this the Stonecrag dig site to be an ogre-free zone before their workers will agree to excavate, and have promised a cut of the proceeds if we help out.. Rewards: 1200 XP. 100x Ogre Archaeology Fragment
  • Green Thumb Name Changed from Exploration: Overlook Ruins Dig Site to Green Thumb. Level 91. Item Level 0. 1 Followers. Cost: 15 Resources. Duration: 4 hrs. The Botani have claimed this abandoned ogre fortress the abandoned ogre fortress at the Overlook Ruins as a new incubator. Stop them before they overrun our allies in Gorgrond, and pick the ruins clean overgrow all of Gorgrond.. Rewards: 300 XP. 50x Ogre Archaeology Fragment
  • Highplains Robbery Name Changed from Exploration: Nagrand Treaures to Highplains Robbery
  • I See Dead Ogres Name Changed from Exploration: Ango'rosh Dig Site to I See Dead Ogres. Level 94. Item Level 0. 2 Followers. Cost: 15 Resources. Duration: 4 hrs. The ghosts of ogre sorcerors haunt these the Ango'rosh ruins, guarding artifacts forgotten by all others.. Rewards: 600 XP. 50x Ogre Archaeology Fragment
  • I See Dead Orcs Name Changed from Exploration: Burial Fields to I See Dead Orcs
  • It's a Jungle Out There Name Changed from Exploration: Gorgrond Treaures to It's a Jungle Out There
  • Mountain of Spirits Name Changed from Exploration: Oshu'gun Dig Site to Mountain of Spirits. Level 98. Item Level 0. 3 Followers. Cost: 15 Resources. Duration: 4 hrs. The ancient communal site of Oshu'gun contains many interesting holds offerings from various orc clans. If only it weren't swarming with not for the murderous void elementals unleashed by the Pale, it would be a nice place to visit.. Rewards: 1200 XP. 60x Draenor Clans Archaeology Fragment
  • Mushroom Mystery Name Changed from Exploration: Umbrafen Dig Site to Mushroom Mystery. Level 91. Item Level 0. 1 Followers. Cost: 15 Resources. Duration: 4 hrs. This area has The Umbrafen swamps have been overgrown by giant fungi for as long as anyone can remember - why are Ogre ruins buried here?. Rewards: 100 XP. 25x Ogre Archaeology Fragment. 1x Ogre Missive
  • Pro-Labor Name Changed from Exploration: Apexis Excavation Dig Site to Pro-Labor. Level 96. Item Level 0. 2 Followers. Cost: 15 Resources. Duration: 4 hrs. The High Arakkoa have enslaved their Outcast brethren to dig in these mines, looking for ancient artifacts. Free the Outcasts and they will surely share their findings with us the Apexis Excavation site, looking for ancient artifacts. Set the workers free.. Rewards: 800 XP. 25x Arakkoa Archaeology Fragment. 2x Arakkoa Cipher
  • The Bigger They Are Name Changed from Exploration: Colossal's Fall Dig Site to The Bigger They Are. Level 91. Item Level 0. 1 Followers. Cost: 15 Resources. Duration: 4 hrs. The Thunderlord regard this Colossal's Fall as a sacred location, claiming it was their clan who felled this Colossal many decades ago.. Rewards: 100 XP. 25x Draenor Clans Archaeology Fragment. 1x Draenor Clan Orator Cane
  • Tomb Raider Name Changed from Exploration: Shadowmoon Valley Treaures to Tomb Raider
  • Tomb Raider Name Changed from Exploration: Shadowmoon Valley Treaures to Tomb Raider
  • We Will Fight In the Shadar Name Changed from Exploration: Veil Shadar Dig Site to We Will Fight In the Shadar. Level 94. Item Level 0. 2 Followers. Cost: 15 Resources. Duration: 4 hrs. The Outcast Arakkoa were forced to abandon much of their written knowledge and history when the High Arakkoa attacked this village Veil Shadar.. Rewards: 600 XP. 50x Arakkoa Archaeology Fragment

Logistics
  • Field Photography Level 100. Item Level 0. 1 Followers. Cost: 20 Resources. Duration: 4 hrs. We need someone to document the devestation devastation taking place here on Draenor. Head to Nagrand and photograph all you can.. Rewards: 150 XP. 1x S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera
  • Lens Some Hands Level 100. Item Level 0. 1 Followers. Cost: 20 Resources. Duration: 4 hrs. Your photos turned out great, but now we need some more creatrive creative shots. Head back out to the field and see what you can do!. Rewards: 150 XP. 1x S.E.L.F.I.E. Lens Upgrade Kit
by Published on 2015-01-27 07:01 AM

Maintenance Reminder, Updated Legendaries, Error 395002, Non-Jade Poison DoT WD

Versus Series: Meta vs Grenan, Blue Posts

Beta Key Giveaway, Into the Nexus #35, Weekly Sale Changes

Armory Stats - Garrison Followers
We are taking a look at an often requested topic, garrison stats. Unfortunately the Battle.Net API doesn't give us any garrison specific information, so all we can look at is achievements. You can always give this post a thumbs up to show your interest in having garrison data in the API though!

We are continuing with follower data today, looking at 2.7 million players and 4.4 million characters. Keep in mind that the 20 x Level 100 Follower achievement unlocks the War Mill / Bunker blueprints. The item level 650 achievements may not be accurate, as there have been bugs reported with those achievements.

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Patch 6.1 - Maelstrom Weapon Change Reverted
Enhancement Shamans can relax for now, as the Maelstrom Weapon change will be reverted.



Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Choluna and Thisalee Crow Followers
QA has finished testing a hotfix that will provide the Choluna or Thisalee Crow follower NPC to players who previously completed the quest "Primal Fury". If you had completed the quest last week and didn't receive the follower, you should receive the follower as soon as you login once realms have been restarted. Restarts for US realms are currently scheduled for tomorrow at 5am PST. I'm happy to announce that just like any other follower, Choluna and Thisalee Crow have a chance to roll as rare or epic when you recruit them.

Players who have not yet completed Primal Fury will receive Choluna or Thisalee Crow as soon as they complete the quest, in addition to the other rewards.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused over the last week. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
Amplify Magic doesn't affect glyph of regenerative ice heals or the cold snap heal. Have reported this for about a month.
This is intended. % heals aren't increased. (holinka)

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
how do you see Seraphim ever being viable again after this tier when it doesn't scale?
This is a common misconception. It totally does scale. Check out Theck's theorycrafting. Static ratings don't "not scale". (Celestalon)

Character / Items
With the new heirloom tab include BoA items, such as those from Archeology in Pandaria?
We feel like it would muddy the waters of the system. The Heirloom tab is only for items that scale with character level. (WarcraftDevs)

PvE
Frustrating in progression wipes to wait for 3 minute CD's. Any chance we can get those to reset on wipe ?
This is definitely a topic of discussion on our end. Appreciate the feedback! (WarcraftDevs)

PvP
Have you realised that you have basically killed any form of competitive PvP?
Quite the contrary, I expect this year to be one of the best for competitive PvP. Stay tuned! (holinka)

hello friend, I am curious as to if challenger/rival/duelist/gladiator titles are still available from 5v5, I mever saw a blue post
Hello friend. Those titles will only be given out in the 3v3 bracket this season. (WarcraftDevs)

Dev Communication
Just want'd to offer a late thank you for the communication you did with players while working for blizzard. Appreciated
Talking to players is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. Wish more devs and their managers understood that. (Ghostcrawler)
Please pass this on to he seems to have a phobia of talking to the PvP community
Team has gone in a different direction with communication then when I originally joined Twitter. (holinka)
Are we going back to BC era of communication? I really really hope not. Even on the forums you guys are quiet now.

What happened?
just a lot of scrutiny over me using my personal Twitter as a personal Twitter account (holinka)
There is some understandable frustration with the current lack of communication. Blizzard seems to have stopped the Dev twitter communication model but its not clear what the new model is.

That's great, but there is nothing on the forums. The least people ask for is a reply, even if it's "We're doing nothing yet"
Patch notes are a central location for people to find out about future changes. Don't want news spread throughout forum threads. (holinka)

Dark Legacy Comics #474
DLC #474 has been released.


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