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by Published on 2020-05-30 03:05 AM

New Preserved Contaminants - May 29, 2020
New Preserved Contaminants are now available for purchase from MOTHER in the Chamber of Heart. In Europe, these items will be available for purchase this Saturday at 9 PM CET.

Available in this Rotation


Choosing Your Corruption
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Choosing Your Corruption

In addition to any unlocked Essences, MOTHER will now also offer several new Preserved Contaminants, which allow for a specific Corruption effect (and the associated Corruption penalty) to be applied to a selected item. The inventory of available Preserved Contaminants will change twice each week, mirroring the Assault cadence, and will cycle through all available Corruption effects at various levels of potency.

You can use a Preserved Contaminant to apply the Corruption you purchased to any uncorrupted item that can be Corrupted, much like an enchant.

WoW Classic - Layers Added to Herod and Whitemane (NA)
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Over the next few minutes, we’re enabling a second layer for the Herod and Whitemane realms. This is a step we’re taking very carefully to make it so that players can enjoy playing on those realms during peak hours.

It has been a very high priority for us to understand why, after we de-layered ten realms on May 14, these two realms reversed course and experienced this, while the others did not. We will continue to pay very close attention to this situation and make adjustments to the game service as necessary.

As before, Herod and Whitemane remain restricted from the Character Transfer service.
by Published on 2020-05-29 09:00 PM

Warcraft Short Story: "A Moment in Verse"
Blizzard has released a new Warcraft Short Story: "A Moment in Verse" by Madeleine Roux.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
“War has come, war will come again, I am old enough to have watched my people rise and fall and rise once more, and I myself have withered like the winter tree before blossoming anew.”

A new World of Warcraft short story is now available to read: A Moment in Verse!

First Arcanist Thalyssra and Regent-Lord Lor'themar Theron set aside the troubles of their individual worlds to spend one beautiful evening in a contest of verse—and in each other's hearts.

We’re excited to share this bright and charming new tale by Madeleine Roux (author of the upcoming Shadows Rising novel) with everyone, and we hope you enjoy a brief escape into the tranquility of Suramar. Read it now.

Stay safe and healthy, everyone!

Polygon Interview with Steve Danuser and Johnny Cash
Polygon recently interviewed lead narrative designer Steve Danuser and senior game designer Johnny Cash to find out more about the creation of Bastion.


  • Bastion resembles a traditional Heaven and is the first starting zone in Shadowlands. Players that pledge to the Kyrian covenant will play a major part in changing the Kyrian society and unlock new abilities.
  • Odyn based the Val'kyr off the Kyrians, the creatures he saw when he pierced through the veil and looked into the Shadowlands.
  • A quest will feature a Tauren taking the trials of the Kyrian. Players will help this Tauren, which ultimately turns into a Kyrian himself.


Blue Tweets
Ion Hazzikostas has shared some info about the recent changes to Ineffable Truth and the Blood Elves and Void Elves Customization that's coming in Shadowlands.





Dark Legacy Comics #727
DLC #727 has been released.

by Published on 2020-05-29 01:45 AM

Patch 8.3 Hotfixes - May 28, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Items and Rewards
  • Preserved Contaminant and Gouged Eye of N'Zoth can now be applied to items acquired from weekly rated PvP quests.

Player versus Player
  • [With regional restarts] Corrupted Gladiator's Spite on use effect now keeps the afflicted enemies in combat for the full duration of its effect.
  • Fixed an issue where Mantid Fire Bomb damage was scaling incorrectly against players.

WoW Classic
  • Black Lotus now spawns more often and can appear in many new locations.
  • Black Lotus cannot be seen on-screen or on the minimap by players who are dead, unless they have Herbalism at level 300 or higher.
  • In Warsong Gulch, several locations outside of the intended play area have been blocked off.
by Published on 2020-05-28 05:10 PM

Fist of Justice Hotfix Coming Soon
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We think we’ve found a way to fix a bug, and we’re planning to deploy the fix in the next day or two.

The bug is with the Corruption Effect Ineffable Truth and its interaction with abilities like Fist of Justice causing more than the intended amounts of cooldown reduction.

The hotfix will make it so the flat cooldown reduction provided by Fist of Justice (and similar abilities) will not be unintentionally increased by effects that increase your cooldown rate (such as Ineffable Truth).

We’ll confirm that the fix is live in our hotfixes update posts.

WoW Classic - Black Lotus and WSG Adjustments
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Via hotfixes, we’re working on several quality-of-life improvements that should go live in the next few days.

Black Lotus scarcity has been consistently among the top issues we’ve seen player feedback about, so we’ve decided to update how we handle Black Lotus spawns. Since the launch of WoW Classic, the game has used the spawn times and locations from original World of Warcraft, but population and social factors have led to Black Lotus being much more scarce than it was in original WoW. While these issues affect all mining and herb nodes to some degree, Black Lotus is especially affected because it has the special property of only having one spawn up at a time in each of the zones it spawns in.

In original WoW, designers planned Black Lotus around a technical limitation – only 10 spawn locations per node type could be active at the same time in the same zone. We no longer have that limitation, but it gives us a design intention that we can work with: Black Lotus was supposed to spawn in the widest variety of locations, while there could only be one up at a time in each zone. As always, our goal is to minimize differences from original World of Warcraft, and we feel this is a case where we can follow that design intention in a way that is warranted by modern conditions as well as beneficial to players.

We’re going to increase the spawn rate of Black Lotus, and we’re going to add many additional possible spawn locations in each of the Black Lotus zones. With a different hotfix, we’re working on making it so that a player cannot see a Black Lotus on-screen or on their minimap if they’re dead, unless they have 300 Herbalism.

For Warsong Gulch, we’ve identified a number of locations in the battleground where clever players have found ways to get to a place they were never intended to go. These exploits are decidedly unfair, so we’re putting a stop to them. In most cases, the way we prevent such things is to place an invisible gate that blocks the unintended path. However, that’s sometimes impossible, so we make the out-of-bounds location fatal.

We’re also working on a hotfix that should put a stop to one small annoyance – now, if a player is actively engaged with the mailbox or bank, they will be considered “busy” if someone else tries to initiate a trade with them.

We’ll have all of these changes noted for you in the next Hotfixes Update that follows them going live.

Thank you!
by Published on 2020-05-27 05:39 PM

Tune in June 9 for a live Shadowlands Update, Gushing Wound Update

New Customization Options for Blood Elves and Void Elves in Shadowlands
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In an upcoming Shadowlands Alpha build, Blood Elves and Void Elves will be receiving some new customization options that some of you may be interested in. We wanted to give you an early look at a few of these new options available to the two races, with the first being several shades of blue eyes to choose from.

Void Elf blue eyes on top, Blood Elf blue eyes on bottom


Additionally, Blood Elves will have the option to choose from a variety of new skin colors and Void Elves will inherit the skin color options that are available to Blood Elves. Here’s a glimpse of the potential characters that you can create with some of the new options.

New Blood Elf Customization Options



New Void Elf Customization Options


This is just a sneak peek at some of the many customization options coming to your characters in Shadowlands! We look forward to seeing all of the creations that you come up with in the future.

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