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Published on 2019-09-21 12:41 AM

The Next Battle for Azeroth Content Update Goes Live September 24!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The next World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth content update provides new character models for the worgen and goblins, the introduction of Party Sync, the epic conclusion to the War Campaign, and more.

New Worgen and Goblin Character Models
First introduced in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, worgen and goblins are getting some long-anticipated improvements to their character models. These updates touch on every aspect of how the worgen and goblins look—from their faces to their animations. [Learn More]


New Mount: Honeyback Harvester
Stormsong’s Beekeepers have discovered a new hive in town. Alliance players can work with Barry to locate the hive and court the favor of the Hivemother in order to earn the Honeyback Harvester mount—and both factions can earn several other bee-themed toys and items. [Learn More]


The War Campaign Concludes
Tensions continue to rise between Saurfang, Anduin, and the Banshee Queen Sylvanas. Discover what awaits the Horde and Alliance in the final chapter of the War Campaign.

Join Your Friends in Their Adventures with Party Sync
Party Sync is a new feature that makes it easier than ever for friends to party up and quest together. When players activate Party Sync, everyone in the party becomes aligned to the same quest state and phase. [Learn More]


Content Update Notes
Learn more in our content update notes.



Patch 8.2.5 Hotfixes - September 20, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Brewfest
  • “Direbrew’s Dire Brew” and “Brewfest!” can again be turned in for rewards.
  • Horde players can again bark for breweries in Orgrimmar.
  • Brewfest Chowdown no longer ends prematurely if replayed quickly.
  • The charges for each Brewfest Chowdown contestants Refreshing Brew will be reset to 3 when the next contest begins.
  • The Brewfest Chowdown Trophy will no longer spam players’ chat logs with garbled messages.

Classes
  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Resolved an issue that could cause the Risen Skulker summoned by All Will Serve (Talent) to not attack enemy players in Arenas and Battlegrounds.

Dungeons and Raids
  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Queen Azshara
      • Successfully defeating Queen Azshara should no longer kill players under the effects of Essence of Azeroth.

WoW Classic
  • Players can again receive loot when fishing in ocean waters.
by Published on 2019-09-20 06:44 PM

Patch 8.2.5 on the Background Downloader

Brewfest 2019
Brewfest is back again with item level 395 trinkets! This year the event runs from September 20 to October 6. As with many of the holiday events, this one was changed to allow you to queue at a lower level.

If you are still leveling alts, don't forget to grab the Brewfest Enthusiast buff at 6:15 AM and 6:15 PM PDT outside of Ironforge and Orgrimmar at the Tapping of the Keg ceremony.


What's New in 2019


  • The grounds have gotten visual revamps with the allied races getting their own stands as seen below. Both factions also have an outhouse with a line.



  • The barrel of apples has a new model.


  • There is a new event, the Brewfest Chowdown, which is an eating contest.
    • The event begins once 4 people click the stand.
    • You have 3 buttons - one to eat, one to drink, and one to call for more food.
      • Eating fills your bar
      • Drinking reduces the bar.
      • You have to call for more food after eating 3x.
    • The goal is to be the first to finish 10 plates while trying not to let the bar get to 100 as it makes you choke for a few seconds
  • A variety of events (other than a Dark Iron attack) can happen such as alementals running rampant or Hozen attacks.
  • Down With The Dark Iron has been removed from the Brewmaster achievement.
  • The loot from Coren Direbrew is item level 395 for max level characters.


Brewfest Kegs Are Tapped and Festivities are in Full Swing! September 20–October 6
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
“First celebrated by the dwarves, Brewfest now holds appeal among all the races of Azeroth!”

Get ready to crack open a cold one with friends new and old during our revamped Brewfest! Sample brews from Azeroth and beyond with representatives from many prominent playable races during the booziest time of year.

When - September 20–October 6
Where - Ironforge Entrance (Alliance), Orgrimmar Entrance (Horde)
Currency - Brewfest Prize Tokens

Completing quests and activities on the Brewfest grounds will generally reward you with Brewfest Prize Tokens. These are used to purchase most of the items you will find on sale at Brewfest.


Activities
NEW! Brewfest Chowdown
Slurp and burp your way through this eating contest to be crowned the Chowdown Champion. Compete with three other players in front of a panel of spectators to prove your prowess but try not to choke (literally)! The first to finish 10 plates of sausages takes home the prize. Manners optional. Speak with Etga (Horde) or Britta Steinhart (Alliance) to participate. Prize: 1 Brewfest Chowdown Champion Token.


NEW! Timed Events
Every half hour a group of alementals, hozen, or Dark Iron dwarves will show up to destroy the Brewfest grounds. Put a stop to their shenanigans for a reward once a day.

Chug ‘n Chuck Alementals
Throw nearby taster mugs at these destructive alementals to put a cork in their plans.

Shoo Pesky Hozen
Unruly hozen want to monkey around—restore order by driving away these pests.

Tip: Some of these buggers are winged, so saddle up on a flying mount to reach them!

Brawl with Dark Iron Dwarves!
Get your fists swingin’ when the Dark Iron dwarves invade the Brewfest grounds!


Ceremonial Keg Tapping
Join the Draenor-famous Frostwolf brewery Warband Ales for a special toast during Brewfest at 6 a.m. or 6 p.m. server time. Alliance players can do the same with the Thunderbrew and Barleybrew breweries.


Daily Quests
Complete special daily quests to obtain experience, gold, and Brewfest Prize Tokens to purchase holiday items.

Sample Fine Food and Brew
Stumble your way through the grounds while trying specialty food and brew from all over Azeroth and Draenor.

Holiday Items
Earn Brewfest souvenirs while gallivanting around Brewfest!

NEW BREWFEST SOUVENIRS
  • NEW! Garland of Grain: A festive crown adorned with a golden pretzel that you can wear during Brewfest.
  • NEW! Tabard of Brew: Show off your love for Brewfest year-round with this tabard!
  • NEW! Brewfest Chowdown Trophy: Proudly display your Brewfest Chowdown Trophy!
  • NEW! Bottomless Brewfest Stein: Fill your Brewfest Stein at a Brewfest Festive Keg.
  • NEW! Brewfest Reveler’s Hearthstone: Return home in the most jubilant way possible!


MOUNTS
  • Great Brewfest Kodo: Coren Direbrew won this prize after drinking a Tauren druid under the table – and the druid was in bear form. It was one of Direbrew’s proudest moments.
  • Swift Brewfest Ram: Dwarves attribute this breed’s even temperament to rigorous training, but other races argue that a daily diet of strong ale has something to do with it.

BREWFEST GOODS
  • Blix’s Eyesight Enhancing Romance Goggles: Guaranteed by Blix Fixwidget to make EVERYONE look attractive!
  • Brewfest Garb:Put together a full festive appearance by wearing three of the following cosmetic pieces: Blue Brewfest Hat, Green Brewfest Hat, Brown Brewfest Hat, Purple Brewfest Hat, Brewfest Dress, Brewfest Regalia, Brewfest Slippers, and Brewfest Boots.
  • Brewhelm: Attach two tankards to your head or helmet.
  • Synthebrew Goggles XL: Warning: Do not wear while mounted.
  • “Brew of the Month” Club Membership Form: Sign up to join a monthly brew club!
  • Angry Brewfest Letter: WARNING: Once an angry letter is sent, you will never be able to join the Club again!
  • Feed your mount these hops to transform it into a Brewfest steed: Fresh Dwarven Brewfest HopsFresh Goblin Brewfest HopsFresh Brewfest Hops, or Preserved Brewfest Hops.

TOYS
  • Brewfest Pony Keg: Tap a pony keg of delicious Brewfest Brew.
  • Brewfest Keg Pony: Summon a beer-toting keg pony for 3 minutes.
  • Brewfest Banner: Represent Brewfest!
  • Steamworks Sausage Grill: Places a Steamworks Sausage Grill that increases the spirits of those nearby by 4 and allows cooking.
  • Pandaren Brewpack: Carry a keg of brew on your back for 3 minutes. Drink brew or toss some to friends!
  • Gravil Goldbraid’s Famous Sausage Hat: You never sausage a hat!

BATTLE PETS
  • Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm: A shy creature, the pink elekk will only make its presence known to those that have befriended it, or to anyone too intoxicated to harm it.
  • Wolpertinger’s Tankard: Many a drunken Brewfest goer has told the tale of this mysterious creature, but few remember that tale in the morning.
  • Stout Alemental: The Pandaren Brewmasters accidentally brought a barrel of Uncle Gao's last sentient batch of brew with them to Brewfest.

HEIRLOOM UPGRADES
  • Ancient Heirloom Scabbard: Upgrade an heirloom weapon allowing it to increase in power up to level 90.
  • Timeworn Heirloom Scabbard: Upgrade an heirloom weapon allowing it to increase in power up to level 100. Only works on heirlooms that scale to level 90.

Achievements
  • BREWMASTER: Completing the achievements The Brewfest Diet, Brew of the Month, Direbrewfest, Does Your Wolpertinger Linger?, and Have Keg, Will Travel will reward the meta-achievement Brewmaster. Awards the title Brewmaster.
  • THE BREWFEST DIET: Eat 8 of the following Brewfest foods—Dried Sausage, Pickled Sausage, Savory Sausage, Spiced Onion Cheese, Spicy Smoked Sausage, Succulent Sausage, The Essential Brewfest Pretzel, and The Golden Link.
  • BREW OF THE MONTH: Join the Brew of the Month club.
  • DIREBREWFEST: Kill Coren Direbrew.
  • DOES YOUR WOLPERTINGER LINGER?: Obtain a Wolpertinger pet from the Brewfest quest line.
  • HAVE KEG, WILL TRAVEL: Obtain a Brewfest mount, or transform yours into one using Brewfest Hops.
  • DOWN WITH THE DARK IRON: Defend the Brewfest camp from the Dark Iron attack and complete the quest. “This One Time, When I Was Drunk…”
  • BREW OF THE YEAR: Sample 12 beers featured in the Brew of the Month club. Requires a “Brew of the Month” Club Membership Form.
  • ALMOST BLIND LUCK: Fall 65 yards without dying while wearing Synthebrew Goggles during the Brewfest Holiday.
  • STRANGE BREW: Acquire the Brewfest beers listed below. Don’t drink them all at once!
  • DISTURBING THE PEACE: While wearing 3 pieces of Brewfest clothing, get completely smashed and dance in Dalaran.
  • A BREW-FAST MOUNT: Obtain an epic Brewfest mount.

Be sure to hop on over to the Brewfest staging areas at the gates of Orgrimmar and Ironforge September 20–October 6 to join the festivities.
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...

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