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by Published on 2020-02-25 03:15 AM

Patch 8.3 Hotfixes - February 24, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes
  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • [With regional restarts] Rejuvenation now costs 10% base mana (was 10.5%).
      • [With regional restarts] Efflorescence now costs 17% base mana (was 21.6%).
      • [With regional restarts] Tranquility direct healing increased 11%.
        • Developers’ note: These changes should improve Restoration Druid’s raid healing output, without much impact to their already strong capabilities in dungeons and Arena.
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.
  • Mage
    • Frost
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.
        • Damage unchanged in PvP.
  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • Resolved an issue that could prevent Blade Flurry from damaging some types of creatures in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Damage of all abilities increased by 3%.
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.

Dungeons and Raids
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Explosive Affix
      • Explosive Orbs again immediately put players into combat.
      • Explosive Orbs can again be tab-targeted.
        • Developers’ note: When testing the Awakened affix, we found that Explosive Orbs could sometimes prevent players from entering or exiting Ny'alotha Spires and Rifts if their party was in combat inside the instance. To solve this issue, we changed them to not place players in combat immediately. However, this had the unintended side effect of breaking player expectations around tab-targeting Explosive Orbs, so we're reverting their threat-generation behavior and trying an alternate solution.
  • Ny’alotha, the Waking City
    • Azeroth’s Radiance now properly restores Sanity to players who are under the effects of an Immunity spell on all difficulties.
    • Vexiona
      • Cultists now have their health adjusted based on raid size, up to a maximum 10% reduction for 10-player raids on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Ra-den the Despoiled
      • Resolved an issue that allowed Re-origination Anchors to be attackable with area of effect spells.

Horrific Visions
  • Research into Synchronized Mind Stabilizer has improved, now always reviving the player with at least half their Sanity.
    • Horrific Vision of Stormwind
      • Magister Umbric now casts Frozen Storm twice during the encounter (was 3 times).

Items and Rewards
  • Torn Pages of “Fear and Flesh”
    • The number of Torn Pages of “Fear and Flesh” quest items required for the rank 13-15 cloak quests has been reduced.
      • Rank 13 now requires 4 Torn Pages (down from 6).
      • Rank 14 now requires 6 Torn Pages (down from 12).
      • Rank 15 now requires 8 Torn Pages (down from 18).
      • Developers’ note: This change should make all the quests completable by most players in the week and not require players to feel the need to save as many keys week to week. Along with our other quality-of-life changes, this should help newer characters catch up with their peers.
    • [With regional restarts] Up to 4 Torn Pages of "Fear and Flesh" quest items can now drop in Horrific Visions from objectives on the rank 7-11 legendary cloak upgrade quests (max of 2).
      • Developers’ note: Players will need to clear more than two side areas in one run to get more than two pages. The rank 13-15 quests will still drop a max of 2 pages, only from Lost Area objectives.
  • Coalescing Visions
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Reaping Flames (Essence) will no longer have its cooldown reduced to 5 seconds and deal additional damage when killing Twisted Appendages.

Player versus Player
  • Tank-specialization characters take an additional 50% damage from enemy players (was 40%).
    • Death Knight
      • Blood
        • Death Strike now heals for 12.5% of damage taken when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 25%).
        • Death Strike now heals for a minimum of 3.5% of maximum health when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 7%).
      • Frost, Unholy
        • [With regional restarts] Death Strike now heals for 30% of damage taken when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 40%).
        • [With regional restarts] Death Strike now heals for a minimum of 5% of maximum health when engaged in combat with enemy players, down from 10%.
    • Mage
      • Arcane
        • [With regional restarts] Prismatic Barrier now absorbs 40% less damage when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Fire
        • [With regional restarts] Blazing Barrier absorbs 40% less damage when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Frost
        • [With regional restarts] Ice Barrier absorbs 40% less damage when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Warlock
      • Affliction, Destruction
        • [With regional restarts] Demon Armor now increases Stamina by 5%, (was 10%).
        • [With regional restarts] Demon Armor now increases Armor by 90% (was 150%).

WoW Classic
  • Razorgore the Untamed now only saves players to the raid instance if defeated after the eggs have been destroyed.
by Published on 2020-02-24 11:15 PM

Horrific Visions Updates Coming with Weekly Maintenance
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
UPDATED 2:45 p.m. PST Monday, February 24
We’re working on a set of hotfixes to the game that should streamline upgrading your Legendary cloak via Horrific Visions.

We now have some specifics to outline. Once again, these changes will come into effect with scheduled weekly maintenance:

Coalescing Visions

Quests to Increase Cloak Rank
  • For Rank 13, the Quest now requires 4 Torn Pages (was 6).
  • For Rank 14, the Quest now requires 6 Torn Pages (was 12).
  • For Rank 15, the Quest now requires 8 Torn Pages (was 18).

Posted previously–
  • Coalescing Visions now drop in higher numbers from Assaults and Daily Quests.
  • The Unique(5) inventory cap on Vessel of Horrific Visions has been removed, allowing you to carry as many Vessels as you like.
  • Up to 4 Torn Pages of "Fear and Flesh" quest items can now drop in Horrific Visions from objectives on the rank 7-11 Legendary cloak upgrade quests (was a max of 2).
    • You’ll need to clear more than two sides areas in one run to get more than two pages. The rank 13-15 quests will still drop a max of 2 pages, only from Lost Area objectives.

These updates will go into effect with weekly maintenance (Tuesday, February 25 in this region).
by Published on 2020-02-24 09:50 PM

Class Balance Changes Update - February 25, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
I’ve updated the OP above with three further adjustments:
  • Windwalkers will not have their damage increased in PvP situations.
  • For Unholy and Frost DKs, Death Strike healing is being taken down to 30% in PvP.
  • For Blood DKs, Death Strike healing is being taken down to 19% in PvP.

Upcoming Class Balance Changes - February 25, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’re working on a series of hotfixes to adjust class balance. We currently plan to implement the following changes with weekly maintenance (the morning of February 25 in this region):

Classes
  • Druid
  • Restoration
    • Rejuvenation now costs 10% base mana (from 10.5%).
    • Efflorescence now costs 17% base mana (from 21.6%).
    • Tranquility direct healing increased 11%.
      • Developers’ notes: These changes should improve Restoration Druid’s raid healing output, without much impact to their already strong capabilities in dungeons and Arenas.
  • Hunter
  • Marksmanship
    • Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.
  • Monk
  • Windwalker
    • Damage of all abilities increased by 5%. Damage unchanged in PvP.
  • Mage
  • Frost
    • Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.
  • Shaman
  • Enhancement
    • Damage of all abilities increased by 3%.
  • Warlock
  • Demonology
    • Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.

Player vs. Player
  • Tank Specializations
    • Tank specialization player characters now take an additional 50% damage from enemy players (was 40%).
  • Death Knight
  • Unholy, Frost
    • Death Strike now heals for 30% of damage taken when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 40%).
    • Death Strike now heals for a minimum of 5% of maximum health when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 10%).
  • Blood
    • Death Strike now heals for 19% of damage taken when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 25%).
    • Death Strike now heals for a minimum of 3.5% of maximum health when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 7%).
  • Mage
  • Frost
    • Ice Barrier now absorbs 40% less damage when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Fire
    • Blazing Barrier now absorbs 40% less damage when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Arcane
    • Prismatic Barrier now absorbs 40% less damage when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Warlock
  • Affliction, Destruction
    • Demon Armor now increases Stamina by 5% (was 10%).
    • Demon Armor now increases Armor by 90% (was 150%).
by Published on 2020-02-24 07:28 PM

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Dark Legacy Comics #715
DLC #715 has been released!

by Published on 2020-02-23 11:47 AM

Hatching of the Hippogryphs Live
Hatching of the Hippogryphs is a micro-holiday that allows players to witness the hatching of hippogryphs in Feralas. This event runs through February 23.

  • This event takes place in the Frayfeather Highlands in Feralas.
  • You can stand near an egg for a short while to keep it warm so that it hatches.
  • Once an egg hatches, you have a baby hippogryph on your shoulder for one day.
  • You can kill Lorthalium to obtain a Spectral Feather, which will keep your hippogryph around for five days.


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