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by Published on 2021-12-01 08:20 AM

WoW Hotfixes - November 30, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

  • Mage
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Barrier absorb effects from being reduced to their intended values while using Triune Ward (Runecarving Power) in PvP combat. Absorb values should now appropriately match the current tooltip value of 35% effectiveness.
  • Warrior
    • Shattering Throw will no longer deal extra damage beyond the absorb shield when breaking large absorbs.

WoW Classic Era and Season of Mastery

  • Niby the Almighty now properly teaches the Inferno spell to Warlocks.
by Published on 2021-11-29 06:51 PM

Legion Paragon Boxes Bad Luck Protection System
Reddit user kr3b5 has stocked up on Legion Reputation Tokens and used them in Patch 9.1.5 with the combined 27% reputation buff from Pilgrim's Bounty and WoW's 17th Anniversary, in order to get several Paragon Boxes.


Opening these boxes rewarded him with the paragon mounts and toy that he needed to complete the collection, however a few more showed up in the mailbox.

Legion Paragon Boxes - Rewards

Judging by the number of rewards that dropped and the fact that they were guaranteed drops from further opening more paragon boxes, it is very likely that Blizzard stealthily introduced a bad luck protection system to Legion Paragon Boxes in Patch 9.1.5.


Please note that nothing is 100% confirmed yet, hopefully Blizzard shares more about this potential change soon.


Double Agent Hearthstone Card
Doubleagent, the famous factionless pandaren is getting his own Hearthstone card in the new Fractured in Alterac Valley Expansion.

To learn more about the Fractured in Alterac Valley Expansion that will release on December 7th, check out HearthPwn!

by Published on 2021-11-27 10:17 PM

Sephuz Leaves Blizzard Entertainment
John "Sephuz" Yang announced his departure from Blizzard Entertainment last week.

  • Sephuz first joined Blizzard in 2011 as a test analyst and later became involved in the development of Diablo 3, working on the Barbarian, Demon Hunter and the Witch Doctor classes through Reaper of Souls.
  • In World of Warcraft, he worked on designing abilities, talents, and items for all classes, and lead the design of the Legendary Items in Legion and the Essence System in Battle for Azeroth.
  • In Hearthstone, he led the design of systems and features such as the progression system, rewards, quests, battle pass, new and returning player experience, ranked modes, matchmaking, achievements, and social.
  • His last work at Blizzard as a Lead System Designer is on an unannounced game, which we'll hopefully hear more about next year. Meanwhile, we wish John Yang all the best on his next journey!



References to Sephuz can be found in both Diablo and World of Warcraft: Yang's Recurve, Yang's Other Recurve, Memory of Sephuz and Sephuz's Secret. Although Sephuz named the legendary ring after himself, it was actually the last item that he needed in order to complete his collection!



Carbot Animations - The Ancient Way (DiabLoL 2)

by Published on 2021-11-25 03:45 PM

Shadowlands - The Great Push Season 2
The Great Push Season 2 is the second WoW Esports One-Off event of the year, featuring the new toy Tormented Banner of the Opportune and a prize pool of $20,000 USD.

To unlock the toy, players have to sign up with a team and then complete two Proving Ground Keystones at level 15 within the time limit.
  • Create an account on GameBattles and then go to the Tournament Page to create a team before the sign ups close on November 29.
  • Once the Proving Grounds start on December 3, make a character on the Tournament Realm.
  • Customize your character with gear from the local vendors in Oribos, take the Time Trial Keystones from the Trialmaster and good luck!



Burning Crusade Classic - GCDtv Winter Brawl Registration
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
GCDtv is bringing the heat to the Burning Crusade Arena with the Winter Brawl!

In this 5v5 Tournament, teams from the Europe and Americas regions will battle for Seasonal Supremacy and their shot at the combined $10,000 prize pool.

Sign-ups are now open until December 01, 2021 at 10:00 am PST, with registration for Europe here and for North America here.

HOW TO WATCH

Don’t miss a minute of the live PvP action starting at 10:00 am PST on December 4th and 5th by watching GCDtv’s Twitch Channel or by following them on Twitter. May the best team win!

Happy Feast of Winter Veil!

Dark Legacy Comics #797 - Companion
DLC #797 has been released!

by Published on 2021-11-23 05:41 PM

Pilgrim's Bounty 2021
Pilgrim's Bounty is live from November 23 to November 30 and with it comes a time to reflect upon one's good fortune and share feasts with everyone around you!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Set aside all thoughts of conflict and strife and celebrate with the bountiful feast of Pilgrim's Bounty.

When: 23-30 November
Where: All capital cities and most Horde and Alliance towns

You can brush up on your cooking skills and indulge in the delectable delicacies found on the on the communal dining tables located outside capital cities. Sharing is Caring, so make sure to pass food to those who have joined the feast at your table. Just be ready in case a "FOOD FIGHT!" breaks out.

If you prefer a little wild game, then set out on a hunt for wild turkey to earn The Turkinator achievement—or transform your friends into tantalizing turkey targets if the fury of wild turkeys proves too daunting to face.

Don't forget to dress up in your pilgrim's best and journey into Auchindoun in Terokkar Forest to visit Talon King Ikiss and earn the achievement Terokkar Turkey Time.

The Spirit of Sharing
The main area where the festivities take place is right outside the capital cities for the Horde and Alliance and in a couple of smaller towns.

  • Players can interact with the many foods options set on these tables and will gain a buff by eating or passing each of the servings.
  • There are 5 buffs in total, and getting all of them will reward The Spirit of Sharing buff which grants a 10% increase in reputation gains for one hour.



Turkey Soul Crittershape
New in 2021 - Players in the Night Fae Covenant can unlock the Turkey Soul Crittershape.

  • Eat each food on the table five times to get The Spirit of Sharing buff.
  • Eat each of the servings one more time and then leave the chair.
  • Accept the quest Turkey Soul and deliver it to Choofa in the Heart of the Forest.



Ember Court Reputation Buff
New in 2021 - During Pilgrim's Bounty, players can eat Theotar's Neverending Feast to increase the guests' happiness and friendship gains.



Cooking
Pilgrim's Bounty is centered around cooking and there are 5 recipes to add to your cooking collection. All you need to do is buy the Bountiful Cookbook from Bountiful Barrel located at each capital city table to learn them. The recipes are used for several quests, dailies, and the Now We're Cookin' achievement related to the holiday.




Cosmetic Items
5 daily quests can be found around the bountiful tables at capital cities that award a piece of the Pilgrim's set or a Pilgrim's Bounty cache.



Pilgrim's Bounty Cache Drops

Pilgrim's Set



Achievements
There are 9 achievements for the Pilgrim's Bounty holiday, 7 required for the meta achievement Pilgrim that will award you with the title the Pilgrim along with the Plump Turkey battle pet and 2 that are separate.

Do note that Pilgrim is not required to complete the What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been meta achievement for the Violet Proto-Drake.



Pilgrim Achievements

Off-Meta Achievements
  • Pilgrim's Progress - Complete each of the Pilgrim's Bounty dailies.
  • Pilgrim's Peril - While wearing either a Pilgrm's Dress, Robe, or Attire, take a seat at each enemy capital's Bountiful Table.

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