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by Published on 2019-09-20 05:29 PM

Patch 8.2.5 on the Background Downloader
Patch 8.2.5 is on the Background Downloader! It has also been flagged as the release build. The download will be much smaller if you already have the PTR installed, as the client will use existing data.


by Published on 2019-09-19 11:45 PM

Blizzard Update on WoW Classic Recent DDoS Attacks
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hello everyone. We wanted to return to this subject and put some closure on it. As always, It is our top priority to resolve any issues that prevent players from having a smooth gameplay experience.

Immediately after the Distributed Denial of Service attacks against our game service began, the Blizzard Security Team worked around the clock with local and international law enforcement agencies to track down the source of the DDoS. It is our understanding that, within a few days, authorities were able to successfully identify and arrest a suspect.

We really appreciate your patience and understanding.

WoW Classic - Blizzard Looking into Feign Death Bug Reports
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Hey everybody, I wanted to take a minute to talk about Feign Death. Hunters are understandably very concerned about the behavior of such an iconic ability, with a variety of important uses, and I want to assure you that we’re aware of your reports and we’re investigating. This one isn’t easy at all. In our reference builds, many of the same behaviors that players are reporting do occur, but sometimes with slight differences in timing or consistency, which makes it really difficult to even identify a clear bug in the first place. However, despite this difficulty we have made some progress here.

The first issue is that Feign Death cancels when you move, including if you turn, and very often high-skill hunters are running from an opponent, turning to shoot behind them, and then Feign Death to drop a trap. It some of these cases, Feign Death is failing because the spell-cancel on turning is more sensitive in WoW Classic than it was in 1.12. We’ve tracked down why it’s more sensitive, and we’re testing a change now that relaxes the spell cancellation to make it less likely that you’ll inadvertently trigger this if you’re trying to stop turning to cast Feign Death. That said, if you continue turning after the cast, or keep turning during the cast, you can still cause Feign Death to be cancelled. This fix will go out soon as a hotfix.

There are other reports about it taking too long to drop combat, or having combat re-activated because your pet is getting attacked, and we’re still looking at those issues. We’re tracking a couple of leads there, but we haven’t got this bug in our sights yet, so it may take a bit more time to figure out what’s really going on here.

I’m sorry it’s not a silver bullet, but hopefully it gives you some peace of mind to know we’re listening, and still investigating the issues.

WoW Classic - Seasonal Fish Bug
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Did somebody say Fishing? I love fishing. I know some of you think I’m crazy, but I’m hooked on it, and one of the things that’s really cool about fishing in WoW Classic is the seasonal fish.

We realize that Summer is coming to an end soon, and there’s currently a bug preventing you from netting seasonal fish from the oceans of Azeroth. We realize this is a time sensitive issue, and people want to be able to catch Summer Bass before the Summer ends, so we made it a reel top priority, but this issue turned out to be a can of worms, and as a result, probably will not be fixed before the end of summer.

Sorry we didn’t catch it sooner, but we think we’ve got a line on it, and we’ll let you know if we’re able to land it.
by Published on 2019-09-19 03:09 PM

Free Character Moves Coming for Americas and Oceania - Sept. 19
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Tomorrow, Thursday, September 19 at 11:00 a.m. PDT (2:00 p.m. EDT), we will open the following Free Character Moves for realms in the Americas and Oceania:

From - To
  • Arugal - Felstriker
  • Benediction - Earthfury, Heartseeker
  • Bigglesworth - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper
  • Blaumeux - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper
  • Faerlina - Earthfury, Heartseeker
  • Fairbanks - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper
  • Grobbulus - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper, Deviate Delight
  • Herod - Earthfury, Heartseeker
  • Incendius - Earthfury , Heartseeker
  • Kirtonos - Earthfury, Heartseeker
  • Kromcrush - Earthfury, Heartseeker
  • Kurinnaxx - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper
  • Mankrik - Windseeker
  • Pagle - Windseeker
  • Rattlegore - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper
  • Skeram - Earthfury, Heartseeker
  • Stalagg - Earthfury, Heartseeker
  • Sulfuras - Earthfur, Heartseeker
  • Thalnos - Earthfury, Heartseeker
  • Thunderfury - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper
  • Westfall - Windseeker
  • Whitemane - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper
  • Yojamba - Felstriker

All of the above are in addition to Free Character Moves which will become available from all PvP realms to the new Latin American and Brazilian realms.

At this time, we do not yet have a final time when we will turn off the Free Character Moves listed above, however, we expect that time to be no earlier than Monday, September 23. As always, we strongly encourage you to utilize the Free Character Move service as soon as possible. Free Character Moves will be closed without warning for any destination realm that becomes full.

We will update this thread with a closure time for this round of Free Character Moves as soon as we have it finalized.

Thank you!

Free Character Moves Coming for EU - 20 September
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Tomorrow, Friday, 20 September at 1:00 a.m. CEST, we will open the following Free Character Moves for realms in this region:

From - To
  • Ashbringer - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Dragon’s Call - Heartstriker
  • Dreadmist - Bloodfang , Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Firemaw - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Flamelash - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Gandling - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Gehennas - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Golemagg - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Lucifron - Heartstriker
  • Mograine - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Noggenfogger - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Patchwerk - Heartstriker
  • Razorgore - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Shazzrah - Bloodfang, Dragonfan, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Skullflame - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Stonespine - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Venoxis - Heartstriker
  • Zandalar Tribe - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement


All of the above are in addition to Free Character Moves which will become available from all PvP realms to the new Spanish realm.

At this time, we do not yet have a final time when we will turn off the Free Character Moves listed above, however, we expect that time to be no earlier than Monday, 23 September. As always, we strongly encourage you to utilize the Free Character Move service as soon as possible.

Free Character Moves will be closed without warning for any destination realm that becomes full.

We will update this thread with a closure time for this round of Free Character Moves as soon as we have it finalized.

Thank you!

New Realm and Free Character Moves for Brazil
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Tomorrow, Thursday, September 19 at 3:00 p.m. BRT, we will open the new Brazilian Portuguese realm: Sul’thraze (PvP). You will find it on the new ‘Brazil’ tab in the WoW Classic realms list for Americas realms.

Free character moves will be available from all PvP realms in this region to Sul’thraze for 11 days.

The new realm will be locked for new character creation for the first 24 hours that it is open. This is to maximize the possibility that transferring players can keep their character’s name.

Thank you!

Novo Reino e transferência gratuita para o Brasil
Amanhã, quinta-feira, 19 de setembro às 15:00 BRT, abriremos o novo Reino para português do Brasil: Sul’thraze (PvP). Você encontrará este reino na nova aba “Brasil” na lista de regiões do WoW Classic para as Américas. As transferências gratuitas de...

New Realm and Free Character Moves for Latin America
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Tomorrow, Thursday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m. CDT, we will open the new Latin American Spanish realm: Loatheb (PvP). You will find it on the new ‘Latin America’ tab in the WoW Classic realms list for Americas realms.

Free character moves will be available from all PvP realms in this region to Loatheb for 11 days.

The new realm will be locked for new character creation for the first 24 hours that it is open. This is to maximize the possibility that transferring players can keep their character’s name.

Thank you!

Nuevo Reino y transferencia gratis para Latinoamérica
Mañana jueves 19 de septiembre, 1:00 p.m. CDT, abriremos el nuevo reino de español latinoamericano: Loatheb (PvP). Lo encontrarán en la nueva pestaña “América Latina” en la lista de reinos de WoW Classic para las Américas. Los movimientos de...

New Realm and Free Character Moves for Spain
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On Friday, September 20 at 1:00 a.m. CEST, we will open the new Spanish realm: Mandokir (PvP). You will find it on the new ‘Spanish’ tab in the WoW Classic realms list for European realms.

Free character moves will be available from all PvP realms in this region to Mandokir.

The new realm will be locked for new character creation for the first 24 hours that it is open. This is to maximize the possibility that transferring players can keep their character’s name.

Thank you!

Nuevo reino: Mandokir abre el viernes a la 1:00 CEST
El viernes, 20 de septiembre, a la 1:00 CEST abre sus puertas un nuevo reino español: Mandokir. Todos los jugadores de la región dispondrán de 11 días para trasladar gratuitamente sus personajes a Mandokir desde cualquier otro reino JcJ. En el...
by Published on 2019-09-18 05:47 PM

Stormsong Valley’s Newest Hive is the Bee’s Knees
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Stormsong Valley’s beekeepers report that a buzzare pheromenon is about to take place in the region.

Swarm Stormsong Valley
In the next few weeks, savvy insect enthusiasts will be able to uncover the secrets of a new hive in the mountains of Stormsong Valley. Perhaps a small companion will be able to show you the way . . .

Long Live the Queen
Alliance players can work with Barry the Beekeeper to locate Stormsong Valley’s newest hive and court the favor of the Hivemother in order to purchase bee-themed items and earn a new bumble bee mount, the Honeyback Harvester.



While most Harvesters dream only of honey and flowers, this adventurous specimen looks to the wide world beyond Stormsong Valley.

The Butterfly Effect
Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee with these new battle pets.

Papi: Legend has it that these purple butterflies came from a place called Devil’s Island.
Drop: Fresh Jelly Deposit in Stormsong Valley.

Sunsoaked Flitter: The wings of this butterfly start off with no distinct color, but slowly change to yellow as they spend time in the sunlight.
Drop: Fresh Jelly Deposit in Stormsong Valley.

Crimson Skipper: This butterfly is stained red from the blood of its enemies.
Drop: Honey Smasher.



Both Horde and Alliance players can add these beauties to their bug collection!

Land of Milkweed and Honey
As you work toward earning the Hivemother’s favor, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for hidden treasures.

Praise the Sun
If you see a ray of light, follow it—at the other end you may encounter some beeing that could use your assistance. Helpful heroes will be granted sweet rewards including the Glyph of Dire Bees which can be looted by Hunters from both factions.


Pest Patrol
New creatures have swarmed the area. Squash them for a chance to collect unique loot.

Head over to Stormsong Valley in the next couple of weeks to discover what lies in store for you!

Pirate's Day Blizzard Sale
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Prepare for International Talk Like a Pirate Day and Save 50% Today
Don’t miss out on a steal of a deal just in time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day. For a limited time, you can get 50% off* the regular price of the Dreadwake mount and Cap’n Crackers pet.**

Set Sail on the Dreadwake Mount
True to nautical tradition, the Dreadwake pirate ship mount has a unique figurehead inspired by an unknown kraken-faced god of the deeps


Get yours now from the Blizzard Shop and in-game shop.

Adopt Cap’n Crackers
This plucky feathered friend is just the companion you need on your swashbuckling adventures through Kul Tiras, Zandalar, and beyond. Adopt yours today from the Blizzard Shop and in-game shop!



Sail the high seas with Cap'n Crackers, the baby parrot, perched on your shoulder.

*Sale ends September 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. PDT.
**Dreadwake Mount and Cap’n Crackers not available in World of Warcraft® Classic.

Pirates Day - September 19th
Pirate's Day is coming to Azeroth tomorrow!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hoist sail and make way for Booty Bay because Pirate’s Day begins September 19!

Bring Your Sea Shanty to Booty Bay
Pirates have taken over the goblin town of Booty Bay and Captain DeMeza is recruiting any scurvy dog she can into her buccaneer ranks. Visit her or her henchmen in the capital cities if the pirate’s life is for you!

Feeling out of place in Booty Bay without a proper costume? Don’t worry. /Dance one little jig with the Dread Captain DeMeza and she’ll be impressed enough to press you into her crew and outfit you properly. If you get attached to your new look, you can do the quest You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat! Succeed, and you’ll get an Emergency Pirate Outfit (or five) for when Pirate’s Day is but a distant memory and your inner pirate is clawing to get out.

What good is a pirate without an avian companion on their shoulder? Captain DeMeza (for the exchange of a few shiny coins) can help you call forth a temporary companion named Petey to take with you wherever you sail.

From time to time the captain will shout for a brave party to take on a terror of the deeps–an elite shark known as Ol’Eary. Make sure you have a hearty crew with you or you could become just so much chum in the waters of the bay.

Join the Beach Party


Once you and your crew have helped the captain handle Ol’Eary, you can celebrate with the crew at a little beach party just south of Booty Bay. Those with the Feat of Strength "Advast Ye, Admiral" can also purchase a toy from Edward Techt–the Jolly Roger to show off their dedication to the cause.

If you’re really feeling generous, you can also purchase a Big Bag of Booty from Captain DeMeza and spread the wealth around to all your pirate pals in a burst of glittery glory.
by Published on 2019-09-18 02:01 PM

Patch 8.2 Hotfixes - September 17th, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids
  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • The Queen’s Court
      • Fixed an issue with Repeat Performance where Ignore Pain triggered from Warriors’ Bastion of Might (Azerite Trait) was counted as a cast, causing them to be silenced if they used Ignore Pain after casting Avatar.
    • Queen Azshara
      • Overzealous Hulks should no longer be affected by snaring abilities or gain the Infuriated buff from such abilities.
        • Developers’ note: Since Overzealous Hulks become immune upon the first expiration of a crowd-control ability, using a movement speed reduction effect on them was generally a trap, and sometimes unavoidable for players with uncontrollable snares tied to their rotational abilities.
  • Temple of Sethrallis
    • Removed a Void Emissary near the pack of enemies by Galvazzt.

Quests
  • Tauren players who completed their Heritage Armor quest line can now turn in “Remembrance” to Baine in Thunder Bluff.
  • "Show Me What You've Got" is no longer required for the The Norwington Estate quest line in Tiragarde Sound.

WoW Classic
  • Fixed an issue where turning in the Head of Rend Blackhand for the quest “For the Horde!” was not granting the Warchief's Blessing buff to players in Orgrimmar.

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