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by Published on 2021-06-14 05:27 PM

Maw Updates in Patch 9.1 Chains of Domination
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With the nefarious traitor Sire Denathrius dealt with and his stolen anima returned to its rightful owners, the covenants and you are now ready to take on the Jailer himself in the upcoming content update, Chains of Domination.

A HIDDEN WONDER

As part of his ongoing schemes, the Jailer has located a long-lost domain of the Shadowlands—Korthia, the City of Secrets—and dragged it from the hidden byways of the In-Between into the Maw. In this new area, you’ll team up with the covenants under a unified banner to fight against the endless forces of the Jailer, and work to uncover what obscurities he seeks in this forgotten realm.

The prophecies of Korthia foretold of the day when one who walked the Maw would save the Shadowlands from disaster. Perhaps this is that day.


Korthia's Inhabitants

Fearsome wildlife roams Korthia, hardened from eons of adaptation. Be on your guard as you explore this primordial land.


Ravenous Scavenger
Insatiable hunger drives these creatures to relentlessly pursue their next quarry, either by stealing scraps from other creatures or devouring hapless prey that cross their paths.


Shardhide Mauler
Enveloped in calloused hides and armed with vicious claws, these lumbering beasts ferociously fight any who encroach on their territory.


Korthian Attendants
Related to the attendants who preside in Oribos, this long-lost cartel serves to protect the Shadowland’s most ancient secrets.


Frenzied Razorwing
Solitary predators, razorwings are feared for their grisly hunting tactics: they swoop down on a target and savagely eviscerate unsuspecting prey.


Hungering Mite
Riddling the skies of Korthia, these aberrations swarm targets and drain them of their life-essence.


Korthian Gromit
These docile creatures gracefully hop through the ruins of Korthia, avoiding predators as they forage for food. When threatened, they lash out with whip-like tongues.

COVENANT ASSAULTS

Return to the Maw with the restored strength of the kyrian, necrolords, night fae, and venthyr and together strike back at the Jailer in Covenant Assaults. Twice a week, you can help the covenants’ forces fight the Maw’s monstrosities. Each Assault is led by one covenant and assisted in part by a second covenant, both of which need your help to complete four quests on the battlefront to take over key locations within the Maw. Successfully completing the onslaught will reward you with reputation for the leading covenant, the assisting faction, and the new covenant coalition, Death’s Advance. You’ll also receive a War Chest filled with Stygia and Soul Cinders, a currency used to further upgrade your legendary items. It may also contain mounts, legendary crafting materials, or equipment.

DEATH’S ADVANCE

At the forefront of the fight for the Shadowlands are the covenants’ champions you met along the way while leveling and questing. Visitors from the covenants change daily, and each will offer you repeatable quests. Turning in dailies will reward you with reputation for the new Death’s Advance faction. You’ll also earn reputation from the quest giver’s associated covenant (e.g. venthyr visitors will grant Court of Harvesters rep).

For your contributions to the Death’s Advance’s cause, you’ll gain their favor and will be able to purchase several cosmetic rewards, including covenant armor appearance sets.

THE ARCHIVIST’S CODEX

Korthian attendants have committed their existence to researching relics from across the Shadowlands. Led by their Archivist, they are dedicated to recovering the relics scattered across Korthia in the wake of the mawsworn invasion. Aid their cause by returning any Relic Fragments you find to Archivist Roh-Suir in return for The Archivist’s Codex faction reputation and a new currency, Catalogued Research. You can exchange Catalogued Research for a variety of rewards including Conduit and equipment upgrades, a flying mount, and a cosmetic appearance for your cloak.

MOUNT UP IN THE MAW

Disrupting the Jailer will weaken his hold in the Maw and bolster the confidence of your mounts to let you ride them into battle. To saddle up on your trusty steed in this ominous realm, you’ll first need to complete the introductory storyline to Korthia. Once you complete the quest, you’ll receive The True Maw Walker reward, which allows you to summon and ride all ground mounts in The Maw and Korthia on the character who earned it.


BLIND THE JAILER’S EYE

During your journey through the Chains of Domination storyline, you’ll be able to diminish the dangers of this desolate realm during the “Focusing the Eye” quest, which permanently removes the Eye of the Jailer effect. With the eye no longer tracking your every move, you can freely roam the Maw without penalty and stay in this forbidden place for as long as you please.

DELVE INTO DESMOTAERON

Along with exploring Korthia, you can now traverse the previously inaccessible terrain in the Maw, Desmotaeron. This land withers under the shadowy palm of Helya herself, where she tortures souls as her contribution to the Jailer’s schemes. It is here that you’ll also find the entrance of the new 10-boss raid, Sanctum of Domination.

NEW EVENT: TORMENTORS OF TORGHAST

While eradicating the Maw of the Jailer’s forces, his conniving lieutenant Kel’Thuzad will occasionally dispatch Tormentors to maintain their icy grip over the Maw. Slay Mawsworn minions to draw out these powerful adversaries that will stop at nothing to pulverize you into a pile stygia. Defeating a Tormentor will reward you with a Tormentor’s Cache brimming with Soul Cinders and can also contain powerful equipment as well as a Bahmethra Chain Link. Binding enough of these chain links will allow you to summon an eerie mount, the Hand of Bahmethra.

We look forward to sharing more information as development continues, and we hope this preview prepares you for the Maw and all it has to offer.

Rewards and mechanics are still in development and subject to change, so be sure to check back for periodic updates on worldofwarcraft.com as we approach the release of Chains of Domination.
by Published on 2021-06-14 12:49 PM

Diablo II: Resurrected Releases September 23rd
During the Xbox Bethesda E3 Showcase, it was announced that Diablo II: Resurrected will release on September 23th. The multiplayer open beta will start in August, and players that preorder the game will gain early access to it.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
The call to arms has been issued—who will stand ready at the gates of Hell to face the Lord of Terror? Diablo II: Resurrected™ is coming soon, a definitive remastering of Diablo II alongside its Lord of Destruction® expansion! On September 23, veteran and new players alike can save Sanctuary from the Burning Hells on Windows® PC, and for the first time on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, and Nintendo Switch™.


Experience the timeless classic, now with high-resolution visuals (with support for up to 4K resolution) and remastered 7.1 Dolby Surround audio bringing the world of Sanctuary to life in a whole new way. Prepare to witness the original game’s cinematics, 27-minutes of epic storytelling, faithfully recreated to capture the dark ambiance so fondly remembered.

While Diablo II: Resurrected takes full advantage of today’s modern gaming hardware, it preserves the engaging hack-and-slash gameplay that is as engrossing today as it was twenty years ago—but with a handful of quality-of-life changes, such as a larger stash for players to store more of their loot and automatic gold pickup for ease. Above all else, Diablo II: Resurrected remains true to the original, and with a touch of a button, players can transport themselves into the nostalgic past, playing the game in the original 800x600 experience.

Players who wish to get their hands on the game will soon have a chance to do so. The Diablo II: Resurrected multiplayer open beta will kick-off in August and will feature five of the final game’s seven highly customizable character classes for players to choose from—the Amazon, Barbarian, Paladin, and Sorceress from the core game, as well as the Druid from the included Lord of Destruction expansion. The Necromancer and Assassin will be available when the game officially launches on September 23. Players who preorder the game will also gain early access to the open beta test taking place in August on supporting platforms.

Since our announcement, the community’s enthusiasm and support has been staggering. We can’t wait to begin this adventure and share more details with you on our upcoming beta test. So, rally your friends and stay tuned! Learn more from our website here, or for real-time updates, follow the Dark Lord on Twitter @diablo!
by Published on 2021-06-12 02:42 AM

Burning Crusade Classic - Free Character Transfers Service Soon Closed
Blizzard has updated the forum post "Free Character Transfers" from earlier this month, announcing that the free service will be closed on Tuesday, June 15 at 11:00 PT (14:00 ET, 20:00 CEST).
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In this region, all Free Character Transfers will be closed at 20:00 CEST on Tuesday, June 15.

If you’ve been planning to make use of the Free Character Transfer service, please do so as soon as possible.

Thank you!

We’ve opened the Free Character Transfer service to players on some realms in this region. Free Character Transfers are now available:

From - To - Faction Restriction - NA Realms
  • Faerlina - Incendius - Available to all characters
  • Faerlina - Skeram - Available to all characters
  • Mankrik - Westfall - Horde only
  • Mankrik - Windseeker - Horde only
  • Whitemane - Anathema - Horde only
  • Whitemane - Thunderfury - Horde only

From - To - Faction Restriction - EU Realms
  • Gehennas - Stonespine - Horde only
  • Gehennas - Ten Storms - Horde only
  • Pyrewood Village - Nethergarde Keep - Alliance only
  • Firemaw - Bloodfang - Horde only

Please note:
  • You cannot transfer a character who
    • is the leader of a guild.
    • has items up for auction.
    • has in-game mail messages.
  • You may have to change the character’s name after the transfer.
  • You cannot transfer a character to a PvP realm where you already have a character of the opposite faction.
  • The transfer of a character is a final decision once initiated, and cannot be undone. Blizzard Customer Service cannot adjust or reverse the character transfer process.

During times when servers are very busy, free character transfers can take up to several hours.

As always, we will monitor the number of characters moved and the populations on the realms above and close free transfers if necessary. We encourage players who wish to move to do so as soon as possible, as this service may be closed without notice.

We’ll update this thread with any planned changes or closures as soon as they are finalized.

Thank you!
by Published on 2021-06-12 01:21 AM

World of Warcraft Hotfixes - June 11, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
June 11, 2021

Burning Crusade Classic
  • Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal is no longer on the global cooldown.
  • The events told in Medivh's Journal for "The Master's Terrace" can now be replayed.
  • Fixed an issue where Nightbane can exit combat during the Karazhan raid encounter.

June 10, 2021

Classes
  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • Control is King (PvP Talent) no longer removes enemy stealth effects.

Items and Rewards
  • Fixed an issue which caused the lifesteal effect on Revenger to deal more damage than intended.

Burning Crusade Classic
  • Rift Keepers in The Black Morass once again grant Keepers of Time reputation up until Exalted.
by Published on 2021-06-10 05:19 PM

Blizzard Vault Release - Burning Crusade Classic
This month's Blizzard Vault release is live, bringing lots of Burning Crusade Classic themed items. The Illidan Art Prints and Illidan Statue aren't new, but go along with the collection.

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