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by Published on 2019-08-21 01:46 AM

Patch 8.2 Hotfixes - August 20th, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids
  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Queen's Court
      • Fixed an issue where casting either Moonfire or Regrowth twice in a row while affected by Repeat Performance was not triggering the silence.
      • Fixed a bug on Mythic difficulty where the damage effect from Deferred Sentence could trigger the healing reduction from Obey or Suffer right as the decrees transitioned between each other.
    • Queen Azshara
      • When either Aethenel or Cyranus is slain on Normal, Heroic, or Mythic difficulty, there is now a 3-second delay before the other one gains the Torment buff.
      • Azshara's Indomitable is now summoned 10 seconds later than previously observed on Mythic difficulty.
      • Tidemistresses have 5% less health on Mythic difficulty.
  • Siege of Boralus
    • Corrected an issue where players’ pets were unable to attack the tentacles during the Viq’Goth encounter.

Items
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Vitality Conduit (Essence) correctly transfers health from a target with absorb shields on them.
    • Learning new ranks of Conflict and Strife (Essence) should now properly grant achievements such as Power Up.

More Full WoW Classic Realms
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Thalnos is now showing as Full as well. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Mankrik added to the ‘Full’ list. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Published on 2019-08-21 12:37 AM

Patch 8.2.5 PTR - Build 31599
Build 31599 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

PTR 15th Anniversary Alterac Valley Play with the Blues
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
2019-08-21T22:00:00Z, please join us on the 8.2.5 PTR for an old school Alterac Valley Play with the Blues.
Starting promptly at 3:00 p.m. PDT, Blizzard employees will be testing our 15th Anniversary rendition of AV on the PTR, and you can join us for some strife in the Field of Strife.

Please log into the PTR by that time and then open your Group Finder (default hotkey: i) and switch to the Player vs. Player tab. You’ll see Alterac Valley waiting for you to join.

Afterward, please return to this thread with your feedback.

Thank you!

Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Unholy
  • Unholy Death Knight Decreases damage/healing by 2% 3%: Apocalypse, Blood Plague, Bursting Sores, Clawing Shadows, Death and Decay, Death Coil, Death Strike, Defile, Epidemic, Festering Strike, Festering Wound, Frost Fever, Outbreak, Rune of Razorice, Scourge Strike, Soul Reaper, Unholy Blight Decreases periodic damage/healing by 2% 3%: Apocalypse, Blood Plague, Bursting Sores, Clawing Shadows, Death and Decay, Death Coil, Death Strike, Defile, Epidemic, Festering Strike, Festering Wound, Frost Fever, Outbreak, Rune of Razorice, Scourge Strike, Soul Reaper, Unholy Blight Death Knight - Unholy Spec. Death Knight - Unholy Spec.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Assassination
  • Fan of Knives Sprays knives at all targets within 10 yards, dealing [ 20.5% of Attack Power ] Physical damage and applying your active poisons at their normal rate. Awards 1 [ 20.5% of Attack Power combo points. Rogue - Assassination Spec. Rogue - Assassination Spec. 35 Energy. Instant. 1 sec global cooldown.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Destruction
  • Destruction Warlock Decreases damage/healing by 10% 12%: Cataclysm, Channel Demonfire, Chaos Bolt, Conflagrate, Corruption, Drain Life, Grimoire of Sacrifice, Immolate, Incinerate, Rain of Fire, Roaring Blaze, Seed of Corruption, Shadow Bolt, Shadowburn, Soul Fire Decreases periodic damage/healing by 10% 12%: Cataclysm, Channel Demonfire, Chaos Bolt, Conflagrate, Corruption, Drain Life, Grimoire of Sacrifice, Immolate, Incinerate, Rain of Fire, Roaring Blaze, Seed of Corruption, Shadow Bolt, Shadowburn, Soul Fire Warlock - Destruction Spec. Warlock - Destruction Spec.
  • Summon Infernal Summons an Infernal from the Twisting Nether, impacting for [ 60% of Spell Power ] Fire damage and stunning all enemies in the area for 2 sec. The Infernal will serve you for 30 sec, dealing [ 32 + 45% [ 31 + 44% of Spell Power ] damage to all nearby enemies every 2 sec and generating 1 Soul Shard Fragment every 0.5 sec. Warlock - Destruction Spec. Warlock - Destruction Spec. 2% of Base Mana. 30 yd range. Instant. 3 min cooldown.



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
LFG Dungeons
Events
  • Chromie's Memory: Burning Crusade - Map: Caverns of Time - Anniversary. Suggested level: 120. Roles: 2 tank/5 healer/23 damage. Level 120. Suggested level: 120. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-23 damage.
  • Chromie's Memory: Cataclysm - Map: Caverns of Time - Anniversary. Suggested level: 120. Roles: 2 tank/5 healer/23 damage. Level 120. Suggested level: 120. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-23 damage.
  • Chromie's Memory: Wrath of the Lich King - Map: Caverns of Time - Anniversary. Suggested level: 120. Roles: 2 tank/5 healer/23 damage. Level 120. Suggested level: 120. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-23 damage.

Map Difficulties
  • Caverns of Time - Anniversary - Max players: 151.18s lockout.



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_PURCHASED (New) - Purchased
  • CLICK_CHEST_TO_CLAIM_REWARD (New) - Click chest to claim reward
  • CLUB_FINDER_DAYS_UNTIL_EXPIRE (New) - %d Days
  • CLUB_FINDER_JOINED_COMMUNITY_POPUP (New) - You joined a new Community.
  • CLUB_FINDER_NO_PERMISSION_TO_VIEW_GUILD_RECRUITMENT (New) - You do not have permission to edit the recruitment info.|nRequest access from the Guild Master.
  • CLUB_FINDER_PENDING_CLUBS_LIST (New) - Pending List
  • CLUB_FINDER_RECRUITING_NOTE - Optional note to the leader.
  • CLUB_FINDER_SHIFT_CLICK_LINK (New) -
  • CLUB_FINDER_WHISPER_OFFICER_ERROR_GUILD (New) - No recruiter for this guild is online right now. Please try whispering again later.
  • COMMUNITY_FEATURE_UNAVAILABLE_MUTED (New) - Your current parental control settings prohibit the use of this feature.
  • COMMUNITY_FEATURE_UNAVAILABLE_SILENCED (New) - We have silenced your account following multiple reports of abusive chat from other players. While silenced, you are unable to use this feature.
  • COMMUNITY_FINDER_POSTING_EXPIRE_SOON (New) - Community Finder posting expires in:
  • COMMUNITY_FINDER_POSTING_EXPIRED (New) - Community Finder posting has expired!
  • ERR_LEVEL_LINKING_RESULT_LINKED (New) - Your level is now restricted to %d.
  • ERR_LEVEL_LINKING_RESULT_UNLINKED (New) - Your level is no longer restricted.
  • GUILD_FINDER_POSTING_EXPIRED (New) - Guild finder posting has expired!
  • GUILD_FINDER_POSTING_GOING_TO_EXPIRE (New) - Guild Finder posting expires in:
  • MOUNT_JOURNAL_PLAYER (New) - Show Character
  • OPTION_TOOLTIP_TRIPLE_BUFFER - Enables triple buffering of frames when vertical sync is enabled. Selecting triple buffering may even Triple buffering evens out frame rate spikes, but may also cause slight input lag. slightly increase input latency on slower GPUs.\nEnabled: Triple Buffering\nDisabled: Double Buffering
  • PVP_SPECIAL_EVENT_BUTTON_TT_DESC (New) - Compete in this special event to earn unique rewards!
  • PVP_SPECIAL_EVENT_BUTTON_TT_TITLE (New) - Special Event
  • PVP_SPECIAL_EVENT_REWARD (New) - Special Event Reward
  • QUEST_PROGRESS_TOOLTIP_NOT_ON_QUEST (New) - |cff7f7f7fNot on quest|r
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_CONVERT_TO_RAID_BODY (New) - Your replay quests will be canceled and remaining party members will have their quests re-synced. Are you sure?
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_CONVERT_TO_RAID_CONFIRM (New) - Convert
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_CONVERT_TO_RAID_TITLE (New) - Stop Party Sync
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_GROUP_INVITE_CONFIRMATION_BODY (New) - If a player joins the party, quests will be resynced. Are you sure?
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_GROUP_INVITE_CONFIRMATION_CONVERT_TO_RAID_BODY (New) - |cffff0000If this player joins the party, the Party Sync will end and all replay quests will be removed.|r
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_GROUP_INVITE_CONFIRMATION_TITLE_REFERRAL (New) - Party Sync join referral
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_GROUP_INVITE_CONFIRMATION_TITLE_REQUEST (New) - Party Sync join request
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_INVITE_TITLE (New) - Invite to Party Sync
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_LEAVE_PARTY_BODY (New) - Your replay quests will be canceled and remaining party members will have their quests re-synced. Are you sure?
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_LEAVE_PARTY_CONFIRM (New) - Leave
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_LEAVE_PARTY_TITLE (New) - Leave Party Sync
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_START_SESSION_BODY - |cffffd200- Your quest progress will rewind to the party's earliest quest progress.\n- You will be able to accept Replay Quests.\n Sync and replay quests with party members- Your level and skills will be limited to the level band of the lowest level party member.|r\n\n|cffffffffWhile Party Sync is active, you gain rewards relevant to your true level.\r restricted to level (%d).
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_START_SESSION_BODY_UNRESTRICTED (New) - Sync and replay quests with party members.
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_START_SESSION_BUTTON - Activate Start
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_STOP_DIALOG_CONFIRM (New) - Stop
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_STOP_SESSION_BODY (New) - Replay quests will be canceled and your quest log will be restored. Are you sure?
  • QUEST_SESSION_HELP_TEXT_SESSION_ACTIVE (New) - Quests and levels are synced
  • QUEST_SESSION_HELP_TEXT_START (New) - Sync quests and level with party
  • QUEST_SESSION_RESYNC_NOTIFICATION_DIALOG_TITLE (New) - Party quests re-sync
  • QUEST_SESSION_SESSION_ACTIVE (New) - |cff1eff00Party Sync is Active|r
  • QUEST_SESSION_START_DIALOG_TITLE_INVITE (New) - %s invites you to Party Sync:
  • QUEST_SESSION_START_DIALOG_TITLE_WAITING (New) - Waiting on party members to Party Sync...
  • QUEST_SESSION_STOP_SESSION (New) - Stop Party Sync
  • QUEST_SESSION_TOOLTIP_START_SESSION (New) - Sync and replay quests with party members. May restrict level and skills.
  • QUEST_SESSION_TOOLTIP_STOP_SESSION (New) - Stop Party Sync. Replay quests will be canceled.
  • QUEST_SESSION_TUTORIAL_TEXT - While in a party you have the option to use Party Sync to more easily share quests and help your group mates. quest together.
  • QUEST_SESSION_WORLD_MAP_TUTORIAL_TEXT - Use Party Sync to quest more easily together, matching levels and quest states, gaining bonus loot for lower-level quests, and enabling Replay Quests. Click here to use Party Sync.
  • QUEST_WAYPOINT_FINAL (New) - Show Final Destination
  • QUEST_WAYPOINT_ROUTE (New) - Show Travel Route
  • RAF_RECRUIT_ACTIVITY_DESCRIPTION (New) - Use Party Sync and complete this activity with %s to receive a reward.
Published on 2019-08-20 12:29 AM

Patch 8.2 Hotfixes - August 19, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids
  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Queen Azshara
      • Ancient Wards now energize slightly slower for smaller raid sizes on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Fixed an issue that allowed Arcane Vulnerability to apply when the victim wasn't in line of sight of Queen Azshara.

Queen Azshara Hotfixes this Week
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’re working on the following hotfixes today. We intend to apply to these changes to the Queen Azshara encounter with weekly maintenance in each region:

  • When either Aethenel or Cyranus is slain on Normal, Heroic, or Mythic difficulty, there is now a 3-second delay before the other one gains the Torment buff.
  • Azshara’s Indomitable is now summoned 10 seconds later than previously observed on Mythic difficulty.
  • Tidemistresses have 5% less health on Mythic difficulty.
  • Ancient Wards now energize slightly slower for smaller raid sizes on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Arcane Vulnerability to apply when the victim wasn’t in line of sight of Queen Azshara.

We’ll update this post if there are any further changes, and when the hotfixes go live.

Season 3 Artifact Knowledge
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
  • Is this being cut off soon?
  • Or are you leaving it on indefinitely?

No to both questions.

As things currently stand, Artifact Knowledge will continue to increase each week until the week of October 1.
by Published on 2019-08-19 07:47 PM

New Realm Coming for WoW Classic - EU
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The existing PvP realms all now have either a Full or High population tag. With the potential for extended queues on the Full realms, and 10,000+ queues on Shazzrah, we are opening another English PvP realm on Tuesday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. CEST:

  • Firemaw – PvP – English

We urge players on PvP realms to consider moving to this realm. Doing so will help spread the player population as evenly as possible before launch and provide the best play experience for everyone.

New Realms Coming for WoW Classic - US
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The existing PvP realms all now have either a Full or High population tag. With the potential for extended queues on the Full realms, and 10,000+ queues on Herod, we are opening two new PvP realms on Monday, August 19 at 6:00 p.m. PDT:

  • Blaumeux – PvP – Pacific Time Zone
  • Skeram – PvP – Eastern Time Zone

We urge players on PvP realms to consider moving to one of these realms. Doing so will help spread the player population as evenly as possible before launch and provide the best play experience for everyone.

Worgen and Goblin Heritage Armor Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Worgen & Goblin Heritage Armor?
I certainly hope we’re getting Worgen and Goblin Heritage sets in a future patch
We are getting Worgen and Goblin Heritage armor questlines in a future content update.

We think it’s really cool to have these memorable questing experiences that go along with and encapsulate the moment when you inherit your Heritage armor. We’re working on bringing them to the game as soon as we can.

Dark Legacy Comics #691
DLC #691 has been released!

Published on 2019-08-16 08:40 PM

Overcrowded Realm Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Based on name reservations so far, the Shazzrah realm is looking to be massively overpopulated. If all existing players on this server remain there, login queues in excess of 10,000 players are a certainty, and possibly much higher than that.

We recently opened up the Gehennas realm, and we urge players on Shazzrah to consider moving there. There are a lot of players currently on Shazzrah and we want Gehennas to fill up before we open any new PvP realms. This is so that player population is spread as evenly as possible before launch, in order to provide the best play experience.

While we are able to fit several times more players on a single realm in 2019 than was the case in 2006, we are not going to raise that cap any further, even though we have the technical capacity to do so. Raising realm caps would simply forestall the problem, letting more players in at launch but creating an unsustainable situation down the line, with severe queues when we turn off layering permanently before Phase 2 of our content unlock plan.

Please also note that our realm population estimates of Low, Medium, High, and Full are based on this increased capacity – a Medium realm today already has more characters on it than even the most crowded realms did back in 2006.

Our top priority in planning for WoW Classic’s launch has been ensuring that we are laying the groundwork for strong realm communities that will endure over the months and years to follow, which is why we’re cautiously opening new servers to meet demand.

Overcrowded Realm Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Based on name reservations so far, the Herod realm is looking to be massively overpopulated. If all existing players on this server remain there, login queues in excess of 10,000 players are a certainty, and possibly much higher than that.

We recently opened up the Stalagg realm, and we urge players on Herod to consider moving there. There are a lot of players currently on Herod and we want Stalagg to fill up before we open any new PvP realms. This is so that player population is spread as evenly as possible before launch, in order to provide the best play experience.

While we are able to fit several times more players on a single realm in 2019 than was the case in 2006, we are not going to raise that cap any further, even though we have the technical capacity to do so. Raising realm caps would simply forestall the problem, letting more players in at launch but creating an unsustainable situation down the line, with severe queues when we turn off layering permanently before Phase 2 of our content unlock plan.

Please also note that our realm population estimates of Low, Medium, High, and Full are based on this increased capacity – a Medium realm today already has more characters on it than even the most crowded realms did back in 2006.

Our top priority in planning for WoW Classic’s launch has been ensuring that we are laying the groundwork for strong realm communities that will endure over the months and years to follow, which is why we’re cautiously opening new servers to meet demand.

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