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by Published on 2014-12-27 08:51 AM

Happy Holidays from Blizzard, Heroes vs Diablo Fanart

Deck Spotlight: Chaoss Shaman, Versus Series: Zumwanna vs Fire

TCG Toys Giveaway
WoWTCGLoot and AskMrRobot were nice enough to send us some things to give away again this year, so a big thanks to them! We are continuing with some toys, one month Curse Premium codes, and one month AskMrRobot Premium codes.

Prizes

Rules
  • Enter once by replying to this news post.
  • Winners will receive a PM which they have 72 hours to reply to. After that, a new winner will be selected. Pets will be given out in the order the winners reply to the PM, so be sure to reply promptly. You can turn on email notifications for PMs in the Settings.
  • Entering more than once per contest thread is useless and will get you disqualified. There will be no 2nd chance for people posting more than one comment in this thread, you have been warned. (We will also of course check for double accounts, etc)
  • You have until Monday December 29th @ 11:59 PM EST to enter the contest. After that time this thread will be closed and winners will be selected randomly.


Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
When are you planning on updating all of the tooltips that are now wrong?
These require a full client patch, so they'll be fixed in 6.1. (Celestalon)

PvE
.Please make Augment Runes not work in raids.
That's the point of Augment Runes though... (Celestalon)

Does that mean Blackrock Foundry is a 6.1 raid?
Nah, Foundry is very much 6.0 content - was fully tested as such on beta. (WatcherDev)

PvP
Many players are overly fixated on representation but probably because it is the only metric to look at. (holinka)
what aught they fixate on, instead?
their own experience playing the game. (holinka)

WowCraft Episode 17 - Rudolph the DC'd Tauren
WowCraft Episode 17 has been released!

by Published on 2014-12-25 07:31 PM

Update: TCG Pet Giveaway winners have been PMed.

TCG Pets Giveaway, Happy Holidays from the WoW Community Team, Moderator Recruitment

Merry Christmas! - Crashin' Thrashin' Shredder Controller Christmas Gift
The Christmas gift is available in-game and you might want to log in to grab this year's gift: Crashin' Thrashin' Shredder Controller (3D)! There is no achievement that uses the gift this year.

New in 2014 is the set of lounge cushions and transmog socks. You can find the cushions in Gently Shaken Gift. Keep in mind this gift has no level requirement, so you can collect all four by opening that gift on multiple characters. Socks are Bind on Pickup, but you can open Carefully Wrapped Present on any level character, so it doesn't hurt to grab other colors on alts in case they ever become Bind on Account!

Level Type Name Model Viewer
1Holiday Pineapple Lounge CushionModelviewer
1Holiday Safari Lounge CushionModelviewer
1Holiday Zhevra Lounge CushionModelviewer
1Holiday Fuzzy Green Lounge CushionModelviewer
1Cosmetic Warm Red Woolen Socks
Modelviewer
1Cosmetic Warm Green Woolen Socks
Modelviewer
1Cosmetic Warm Blue Woolen Socks
Modelviewer


by Published on 2014-12-24 08:38 AM

TCG Pets Giveaway
WoWTCGLoot and AskMrRobot were nice enough to send us some things to give away again this year, so a big thanks to them! We are starting off with some pets, one month Curse Premium codes, and one month AskMrRobot Premium codes.

Prizes

Rules
  • Enter once by replying to this news post and telling us what feature or change you would like to see in Patch 6.1 that was not announced in the Patch 6.1 preview.
  • Winners will receive a PM which they have 72 hours to reply to. After that, a new winner will be selected. Pets will be given out in the order the winners reply to the PM, so be sure to reply promptly. You can turn on email notifications for PMs in the Settings.
  • Entering more than once per contest thread is useless and will get you disqualified. There will be no 2nd chance for people posting more than one comment in this thread, you have been warned. (We will also of course check for double accounts, etc)
  • You have until Thursday December 25th @ 11:59 PM EST to enter the contest. After that time this thread will be closed and winners will be selected randomly.


Happy Holidays from the WoW Community Team
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
From the North America World of Warcraft Community team to you: happy holidays!


Micah "Bashiok" Whipple, Chad "Crithto" Wingerd, Liam "Bornakk" Knapp, Jon "Zarhym" Brown, Randy "Kaivax" Jordan

Danielle "Nethaera" Vanderlip, Josh "Lore" Allen, Chung "Rygarius" Ng


MMO-Champion Forums Moderator Recruitment
Good news everyone! We're recruiting moderators for the forums again! The amount of users and posts keeps increasing and we reached the point where we need some help before the trolls take over and play Whack-a-Mod in the Darkmoon Faire. I know it sounds fun, but I'm going to assume we don't want that.

Please be sure to read the entire post before applying!

by Published on 2014-12-23 06:32 AM

Round 5 Livestream VOD, Skills/Runes for Top 1000, Shard of Hate Monk Build

Deck Spotlight: Divine Tempo Paladin, Mekkatorque's Workshop #7 - Rogue Damage Mitigation

Heroes 2014 Year in Review

FinalBoss - Paragon Interview
FinalBoss had the chance to sit down and talk to Paragon after their Highmaul world first. If you missed it on Sunday, the video is now up!



WoWProgress Rules Change
It appears that WoWProgress has added a new rule for rankings going forward that will not include guilds that realm transfer to buy gear from the BMAH.



Upcoming Garrison Outpost Hotfixes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’ve been working on a solution to the issues with swapping buildings that some players have reported. Tomorrow’s restarts will fix several issues, but there are two outstanding issues that will have to be corrected in a future hotfix. In the meantime, we want to make sure players are aware of the issues so that you can avoid them.

  • Alliance players who changed outpost buildings in Spires of Arak prior to tomorrow's restarts will not be able to access the new building’s questline.
  • Horde players who change outpost buildings in Talador will be unable to change their building a second time. The gold cost will be charged, but the building will instantly revert back.
Aside from those two issues, we believe the fix applied with tomorrow’s restarts will resolve all other issues with changing outpost buildings. The outstanding issues will be fixed as soon as possible.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
Are you aware that the 25% chaos bolt pvp nerf introduced in 5.3 was never reverted even though resilience no longer exists?
Untrue. It was reverted. We've tested it multiple times. But crit damage is reduced by 25% in PvP in WoD. Just buffed CB. (holinka)

Achievements
I was of the understanding that Blizz only wanted achievements that were achievable, hence introduction of Feats of Strength. now except the Ordos one. Very very frustrating, and I hope you understand
Ordoes ones should be FOS now, you're correct, will fix. (Muffinus)

PvP
I've never spoken to anyone who has received conquest from a gold box in BGs. This was supposed to be a feature of WOD.What's up?
We had to remove it from boxes last minute. (holinka)

Lore
Hello, can you help get something settled? Is this non-canon? And if it is canon, why is it canon? What I'm trying to ask is, Enchanting is called a School of the Arcane in this book, does this mean Enchanting is not a School of Fel? Items can be enchanted w/ Fel energy, so can Enchanters be those who use Fel energy to enchant stuff?
Enchanting probably uses several magical disciplines. Didn't we have shadow enchants at one point? (DaveKosak)

Where are the Shamans on Draenor? I play Alliance, so I'm sure it's a factor, but exposure to Shamanism is very limited thus far.
The Draenei in this period hadn't learned shamanism yet. It was the broken draenei who turned to shamanism after their fall. (DaveKosak)

Garrisons
What's your stance on follower trait re-rolls as opposed to the re-roll item for both traits and abilities?
Cool suggestion, we've heard a lot about re-rolling, thanks for the notes all! (Muffinus)

Misc
Do the Iron Warchiefs have mandatory job-training workshops on standing in imposing postures while in a group?
just offscreen, Garrosh was coaching them all. "Line up - a little to the left Ner'zhul - yes! Hold it!" (DaveKosak)
by Published on 2014-12-22 04:37 AM

CHC vs CHD Calculator, Amulet Drop Table for 2.1.2, DH High GR on PTR

Battle of the Best #2 Deck Lists, Amazon App Store Card Pack Promo, Versus Series: Lineman vs Jonpi

Into the Nexus #32 - Frostmourne Hungers, Epic Plays of the Week #9

Toy Box Enhanced Addon
Toy Box Enhanced is an addon that slightly extends the default toybox UI, adding additional toy filters, allowing you to hide toys, and saving your filter options.



Redprints Addon
Redprints is a simple addon that colors blueprints red after you have already learned them, allowing you to see which ones you already know at a glance.



Wowpedia "Home for the Holidays" TCG Loot Giveaway
Our friends at Wowpedia and WoWTCGLoot are giving away mounts, pets, and toys!



Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Are any classes going to be reworked? or can we expect how skills and mechanics are now to be good for this expansion.
It depends on what you mean by "rework" but you won't see complete overhauls mid-expansion for sure. (holinka)

Reputation / Questing
Something happened to our quest design team. Something bad. http://t.co/BewWfec2fN (DaveKosak)
Didn't realize quest design team role-played thru quests. Makes me wonder about all those poop quests.
I swear to God I played the Pandaren start area in my Panda spirit hood. (DaveKosak)

Garrisons
Is the perk for having a lvl 3 Inn supposed to give missions with such low XP rewards? If so how do we revert back to lvl 2?
These missions don't take the place of any other missions, there's no downside to having them. (Muffinus)

rerolled resto shaman and got Chain Lightning. Also disheartening to have spec not matter at all.
Spec matters for 2 things: abils they can get, and their basic attack (e,g,healers do lower dmg, have a heal) (Muffinus)

DLC #470 - Swapblaster
DLC #470 has been released.

by Published on 2014-12-20 08:52 AM

PTR on Holidays, Blue Posts Holiday Break, Rift Trials Improvements, Item Synthesis Suggestion

Battle of the Best Invitational #2 Survival Guide

Illidan Evasion Hotfix - Dec 18th, Town Hall Heroes #44 - Holiday Special 2014

Paragon - Mythic Imperator Mar'gok Kill Video
Paragon has shared their Imperator Mar'gok kill video.



Patch 6.0.3 Hotfixes - December 19
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
  • Garrison Buildings
    • Gladiator's Sanctum: Resolved a situation that could cause players to be unable to receive new Nemesis quests.

Quests
  • Frostfire Ridge
    • The Cure: Frostwolf Gladiators can no longer be killed by Alliance players.

UI
  • Guild Bank Money Logs should now be able to correctly display records of transactions greater than 215,000 gold.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
So you say dps shamans are underperforming yet you nerf enhances set bonus? Logic much?
If it was a badly tuned for Ret, it was badly tuned for Enhance. We can find another way to help. (holinka)

PvP
Will we be able to purchase conquest gear with honor after earning 27,000 conquest for the season?
no. That was primarily for offsets and the gear just changes now. Unnecessary going forward. (holinka)

Suggest making PvP trinket set bonus a buff on player so it's possible to choose targets accordingly.Take advantage of no setbonus
you just want transparency of the bonus? (holinka)

Garrisons
I get that people asked for it, but if you can buy both then why bother with choices/branching paths at all?
You can't swap till you finish the zone and hit max level, still a decent amount of time with that bldg (Muffinus)

Reputation / Questing
So frustrated at Apexis dailies. Spend 90% of my time running around trying to tag a mob. So is everyone else. Can we at least share the elites? Would make it feel more like joining a battle than competing to push a button first.
Try joining a group! Use the new Group-Finder button to join a group in progress doing that content. Give it a try! (DaveKosak)

Fan Art Update
The World of Warcraft Fan Art Section has been updated with two new pieces of fan artwork.


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