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by Published on 2019-10-18 06:42 PM

Hallow's End 2019 Now Live
Hallow's End is now live again from October 18th to November 1st. There is only one change this year, and a few things to remember:

  • Headless Horseman gear rewards are now 395 item level.
  • Headless Horseman's Hearthstone - Toy from last year purchased for 150 Tricky Treat.
  • Characters who have completed the Battle for Lordaeron event will need to speak with Zidormi in Tirisfal Glades to pass through the mists of time and visit Undercity as it was before.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
It’s time for Tricky Treats, costumes, and—of course—the return of the Headless Horseman during this year’s Hallow’s End!

Hallow’s End celebrates the break of the Forsaken from the Scourge.
Fun and mischief reign as the Innkeepers of Azeroth give treats, and tricks, to whomever asks.

The spookiest time of year has arrived once more, and the Headless Horseman rides forth to strike terror into the hearts and minds of Azeroth’s citizens.

When: October 18–November 1
Where: Trick-or-Treat throughout the inns of Azeroth, Northrend, Pandaria, Outland, Draenor, and the Broken Isles (Dalaran) for tasty treats and currency to buy Hallow’s End delights.

All together now! —the Headless Horseman is back to set fire to Razor Hill and Goldshire once more. You’ll need to lend a hand on the bucket brigade to put them out and face the infamous rider.

Prepare yourselves, the bells have tolled! Shelter your weak, your young and your old! Each of you shall pay the final sum. Cry for mercy, the reckoning has come! - The Headless Horseman

It would be a lovely time of year to take a stroll through the Scarlet Monastery’s Graveyard if the Headless Horseman hadn’t decided to make it his new lair. If you're lucky and succeed in routing this menace from within, you may ride off with his steed.

Throughout Hallow’s End, characters level 20-120 will be able to queue up for this ghoulish encounter in the Dungeon Finder.

This year you’ll be able to exchange your Tricky Treats for a newly added toy:
  • The Headless Horseman’s Hearthstone

Head to Val’sharah to undertake a quest that begins with the Hag of the Crooked Tree in Bradensbrook. Follow the tale through to its culmination and you’ll receive some Tricky Treats and a chance of receiving one of four utterly bewitching hats.

  • Hat of the First Sister
  • Hat of the Second Sister
  • Hat of the Third Sister
  • Hat of the Youngest Sister

There are a total of 21 achievements that can be earned during this event. Completing the Meta-Achievement, Hallowed Be Thy Name, rewards the title: The Hallowed. The eleven Achievements that need to be completed to earn this title include: Trick or Treat!, Out With It, Bring Me the Head of... Oh Wait, The Savior of Hallow's End, That Sparkling Smile, Rotten Hallow, G.N.E.R.D. Rage, Check Your Head, The Masquerade, Sinister Calling, Tricks or Treats of Azeroth.

  • Rotten Hallow
    • Ruin Hallow’s End for the Alliance/Horde and foil their attempts to wreck the Alliance/Horde celebration by completing the following quests: Stink Bombs Away!, Clean Up in Undercity/Stormwind, A Time to Build Up, A Time to Break Down.
  • Bring Me The Head of … Oh Wai
    • Kill the Headless Horseman.
  • Check Your Head
    • Use Weighted Jack-o’-Lanterns to put pumpkin heads on each of the races: Blood Elf, Draenei, Dwarf, Gnome, Goblin, Human, Night Elf, Orc, Tauren, Troll, Undead, Worgen.
  • A Frightening Friend
    • Find Pepe wearing his spooky scarecrow costume.
  • G.N.E.R.D. Rage
    • Earn 10 honorable kills while under the influence of the G.N.E.R.D. buff. It’s a slap in the face!
  • The Mask Task
    • Obtain a Mask during Hallow’s End.
  • A Mask for All Occasions
    • Collect the 24 unique Masks listed: (Male and Female each) Blood Elf, Draenei, Dwarf, Gnome, Goblin, Human, Night Elf, Orc, Tauren, Troll, Undead, and Worgen.
  • The Masquerade
    • Get transformed by the Hallowed Wands listed: Bat, Ghost, Leper Gnome, Ninja, Pirate Skeleton, Wisp.
  • Out With It
    • Eat so many Tricky Treats that you get an upset tummy.
  • The Savior of Hallow’s End
    • Complete one of the quests to save a village form the Headless Horseman.
  • Sinister Calling
    • Obtain a Sinister Squashling pet and Hallowed Helm through looting or Tricky Treats from the Hallow’s end world events.
  • That Sparkling Smile
    • Show off your sparkling smile by using a Tooth Pick.
  • Trick or Treat!
    • Receive a handful of treats from one of the Candy Buckets located in an inn.
  • Tricky Treats of Azeroth
    • Complete the Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms, and Outland Tricks and Treats achievements.
  • Tricks and Treats of Kalimdor
    • Visit the Candy Buckets in Kalimdor.
  • Tricks and Treats of Eastern Kingdoms
    • Visit the Candy Buckets in Eastern Kingdoms.
  • Tricks or Treats of Outland
    • Visit the Candy Buckets in Outland.
  • Tricks or Treats of Northrend
    • Visit the Candy Buckets in Northrend.
  • Tricks or Treats of the Cataclysm
    • Visit the Candy Buckets in Cataclsym zones.
  • Trick or Treats of Pandaria
    • Visit the Candy Buckets in Pandaria.

Horde characters who have completed the Battle for Lordaeron event will need to speak with Zidormi in Tirisfal Glades to pass through the mists of time and visit Undercity as it was before.
Published on 2019-10-18 04:10 PM

Azshara's Eternal Palace Updates - October 22
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Earlier this week, the Mythic Hall of Fame for Azshara’s Eternal Palace reached its capacity, and guilds around the world have until the next weekly reset in each region to earn their Feat of Strength. At that time, Mythic difficulty will become available to cross-realm groups.

Along with the closure of the Hall of Fame and the Achievement, we intend to make the following tuning changes during weekly maintenance in each region:

Dungeons and Raids
  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Lady Ashvane
      • Lady Ashvane’s health reduced by 5% in Mythic difficulty.
      • Waterlogged periodic damage reduced by 10% in Mythic difficulty.
      • Rippling Wave damage reduced by 10% in Mythic difficulty.
    • Queen Azshara
      • The "Stand Together!" and "Stay!" decree combination is no longer possible in Heroic difficulty.
      • Overzealous Hulk and Tidemistress health reduced by 10% in Mythic difficulty.
      • Draining Azshara’s Ancient Ward now reduces its energy by an additional 5 points in all difficulties.
      • Empowering a Ward of Power now increases its energy by an additional 5 points in all difficulties.
      • Healer-specialization characters are now less likely to be targeted with decree combinations that include “March!” in all difficulties.
      • Short Circuit now drains 10% less energy from the affected Ward in all difficulties.
      • Essence of Azeroth now has an increased duration if there are fewer than 20 players in the raid in Normal and Heroic difficulties, and lasts 30 seconds (was 25) in Mythic difficulty.

As always, we’ll let you know here if we decide to make any further changes.

Thank you very much!
by Published on 2019-10-17 12:46 PM

Patch 8.3 PTR - Discipline Priest Nerf Added
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
I’ve added the following new fix to the notes in the OP:

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Discipline
    • Schism now increases damage done from Priest spells and abilities only.
      • Developers’ notes: This is intended to be consistent with other class cooldowns.

WoW Classic Free Character Moves for US and Oceania - October 17
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Beginning at 11:00 a.m. PDT tomorrow (Thursday, October 17), we will open the following Free Character Moves available for realms in the Americas and Oceania:

  • Arugal - Felstriker
  • Atiesh - Azuresong, Windseeker
  • Benediction - Arcanite Reaper, Earthfury
  • Bigglesworth - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper, Earthfury
  • Blaumeux - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper, Earthfury
  • Faerlina - Arcanite Reaper, Earthfury
  • Fairbanks - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper, Earthfury
  • Grobbulus - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper, Deviate Delight
  • Herod - Arcanite Reaper, Earthfury
  • Incendius - Arcanite Reaper, Earthfury
  • Kromcrush - Arcanite Reaper, Earthfury
  • Mankrik - Azuresong, Windseeker
  • Pagle - Azuresong, Windseeker
  • Skeram - Loatheb
  • Sulfuras - Arcanite Reaper, Earthfury
  • Whitemane - Anathema, Arcanite Reaper, Earthfury
  • Yojamba - Felstriker

All of the above are in addition to Free Character Moves available from all PvP realms to the Latin American and Brazilian realms.

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.

Thank you!

WoW Classic Free Character Moves for EU - 18th October
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Beginning at 01:00 CEST (00:00 GMT) tomorrow (Friday 18th October), we will open the following Free Character Moves for realms in this region:

  • Ashbringer - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Dragon’s Call - Heartstriker
  • Dreadmist - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Firemaw - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Flamegor - Вестник Рока (Harbinger of Doom)
  • Flamelash - Bloodfang
  • Gandling - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Gehennas - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Golemagg -
  • Lucifron - Heartstriker
  • Mograine - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Noggenfogger - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Patchwerk - Heartstriker
  • Razorgore - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Rhok’delar - Вестник Рока (Harbinger of Doom)
  • Shazzrah - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement
  • Venoxis - Heartstriker
  • Wyrmthalak - Вестник Рока (Harbinger of Doom)
  • Zandalar Tribe - Bloodfang, Dragonfang, Earthshaker, Judgement

All of the above are in addition to Free Character Moves available from all PvP realms to the Spanish realm: Mandokir.

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.

Thank you!

Patch 8.3 Feedback – Auction House Revamp
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
It might be useful to have a tab for sold items so you can keep track during the hour between when an item sells and when you receive the gold for it.
To make testing easier on the PTR, the delay between the time of sale and when the proceeds are delivered is currently set to 5 minutes. During this 5 minutes, your sold auctions should appear in your Auctions tab at the top.

If this is not happening, it’s a bug. When Visions of N’Zoth is live, delivery of auction proceeds will have the usual delay of 60 minutes. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Could you please add a filter option for searching gear and weapons? I would like to be able to check a box that would filter out all armor/weapons I already own the appearance for.
We think you can do this by using a combination of the “Uncollected Only” checkbox in the filter dropdown and the Armor/Weapon categories on the left. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

When I’m posting Pets, I’d like to post 2-5 at a time, but with the new system you have to create a new listing for each.
Thank you for the feedback. We’re looking into changing this. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Just curious how you’re going to handle pets. Technically any one particular pet can be 25 different pets because it can be 25 different levels.
All versions of the same pet will be grouped in the same page. Since the auctions on that page will be mix of various levels, rarities, and stats, it’ll be up to the buyer to determine which pet they want to buy. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

The search mechanism seems broken. If I select the ‘buy tab’ and search for ‘Coarse Leather’, what pops up is ‘Coarse Thread’.
We haven’t been able to reproduce this error. Can you try again and see if it still does this for you?

Also, please try an exact search with quotes (example: “coarse leather”). (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Can we set a duration longer than 48 hours?
At this time, we’re continuing with the 48-hour max duration the WoW auction house has always had.

With the new search, can we wildcard a search for weapons without the “…of the tiger”? e.g. Notorious Combatant’s Intuitive Staff* would search all types of that item regardless of secondary stats.
We don’t have wildcard functionality, but you can simply search for the first few words (example: Notorious Combatant’s Intuitive Staff) and it will return all items matching that.

Is there any spellcheck in the future? So “irion ore” pops up with nothing but does suggest “iron ore”?
Not at this time, but thank you for the suggestion.

Does the Uncollected Only bring up a single item with the appearance like the CollectionShop addon groups items that Xmog into the same thing into a single listing?
The “Uncollected Only” filter will return all items that you don’t have the appearance for. As a result, you may see several items for the same appearance.

Is there a filter for learnable and usable recipes so that goblin engineers aren’t shown gnomish recipes?
There is a “Usable Only” filter that will only show you recipes you can learn.

Are battle pets sorted better? (currently, battle pet item and caged battle pet are different objects, color variety is not shown, breed might be visible but I’m using a lot of addons that tell me that).
Not at this time, but thank you for the feedback.

Can we search on attributes of an item (30 mastery) instead of item name (enchant ring - seal of mastery)?
Not at this time, but thank you for the suggestion. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Seller names sometimes doesn’t appear on an item until after refreshing it several times.
Can you tell us more about this? Which pane do you see this on? Any info to reproduce this would be helpful.

Items seem to display as lasting for almost a month rather than a few hours or a day.
Thanks! We’re aware of duration displays issues, and we’re working on that right now. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback so far!

Here are some known issues that will be fixed on upcoming PTR builds: (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
  • Dressing Room support (CTRL click)
  • Linking to chat (Shift click)
  • Durations showing the wrong times

Cross Realm Mythic Eternal Palace Likely Available Next Reset
The Alliance Hall of Fame for Eternal Palace has been completed, which means it will be closing at the end of the week and cross-realm Mythic Eternal Palace should be available next reset!

World of Warcraft Pop-Up Book Now Available
Back in the beginning of the year, Blizzard announced a few books that would be arriving in the Fall. The pop-up book is now available!

by Published on 2019-10-16 08:19 PM

Patch 8.2.5 Hotfixes - October 16th, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
  • Increased the chances for someone who does not have a Rank 4 Condensed Life-Force (Essence) to loot it from Queen Azshara (Mythic difficulty).

Pet Battles
  • Fixed an issue that allowed some battle pets to become invincible after being resurrected in battle by Finduin or Gillvanas.

Player versus Player
  • Fixed an issue that caused Fire Mages’ Conflagration (Talent) to interfere with PvP diminishing returns on enemy targets.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented characters that have not yet obtained their 9th weekly Conquest’s Reward from gaining the Spoils of War buff (50% bonus Conquest) during Rated Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds.


World Quests
  • Naga Incursions now award gold or war resources to players who can no longer progress their Heart of Azeroth (level 70).

WoW Classic
  • The buffs obtained from the guards in Dire Maul North after completing a tribute run will no longer stack.
Published on 2019-10-15 09:17 PM

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Patch 8.3.0 PTR - Build 32203
A little bit of an upcoming patch was pushed today with an update to Retail WoW. Some of the assets that it included are below, including a portal that looks like it may go to the Frozen Throne.



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