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by Published on 2021-10-14 07:00 PM

WoW Classic - Season of Mastery Updates, Finkle Einhorn Renamed to Pip Quickwit

Patch 9.1.5 PTR - New Highmountain Tauren Female Customization Options

Patch 9.1.5 PTR - New Highmountain Tauren Male Customization Options

World of Warcraft News and Development Updates - October 14th, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The spookiest time of year is drawing nigh, as the citizens of Azeroth prepare for Hallow’s End and look to the sky for the return of the Headless Horseman!

This week, learn about some of the latest updates made to the 9.1.5 PTR including an additional player customization, class balancing, and much more. In WoW Classic, groups can queue together to take on pre-made PvP in Burning Crusade Classic battlegrounds. Plus, get more insight into the design intentions and changes coming to WoW Classic Season of Mastery.

Don’t forget to unlock Sarge’s Tale, a free World of Warcraft* mount, through Hearthstone’s new Mercenaries game mode.

Play Hearthstone Mercenaries® and Ride into action on Sarge!
Earn the new mount Sarge free when you play Hearthstone® Mercenaries, an all-new single-player roguelike game mode! Learn more details in our news post.


Want to add more Mercenaries to your arsenal? You can receive Mercenaries Packs (and more) as part of your World of Warcraft 6-Month subscription. Don't delay. This limited-time offer is good until October 19, 2021.

WoW Classic Under Development
WoW Classic Season of Mastery Open Beta is Now available. Check out the development notes to learn more.

WoW Classic Season of Mastery Design Intentions and Details
Go deeper into the design intentions and details for the upcoming WoW Classic Season of Mastery, what it is, how the PvP Honor System will work, and more in our forum post.

About WoW Classic Season of Mastery: Players will have a chance to start fresh on a level playing field allowing new and current Classic players to start anew at level 1 for a complete reset of WoW Classic's content. Learn more details in our news post.

The Return of Large Groups in Burning Crusade Classic Battlegrounds
All "pre-made" groups will again be allowed to queue for BCC Battlegrounds. Read our forum post and hotfix notes to learn more.

Shadowlands Under Development: 9.1.5 Content Update
The 9.1.5 content update continues to be available for testing on the PTR with more updates added, including:

  • Several Monk Spells have been adjusted
  • The new Nightborne customization "Luminous Hands" is now available on male and female characters.
  • An additional correction to the way male Nightborne mouths look has been made.

Read more details in the PTR Notes on the forums.

MDI's Regular Season Concludes!
The Mythic Dungeon International (MDI) concluded Season 2 over the weekend of October 1-3 with the Last Stand Tournament, where six teams faced off to see who could complete every dungeon in the fastest time and secure the last spot at the 2021 Global Finals. If you missed the action, don't worry. You can catch up on the MDI action on the official YouTube channel!


Stay Connected
Never miss a moment of WoW Esports by subscribing to us on YouTube and check out the broadcast schedule on our esports page. Follow WoW Esports on Twitter to never miss out on live updates and recaps.

Now Available: World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King®- A Pandemic System Boardgame
Journey to the frozen continent of Azeroth to face the armies of the Lich King this fall when you purchase the World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King®-A Pandemic System Board Game. Visit our news article to learn more.

Currently in Shadowlands
  • Pet Battle Bonus Event
  • PvP Brawl: Deep Six

Next Week in Shadowlands


  • Hallow's End Begins: The Horseman Rides in Shadowlands, WoW Classic, and Burning Crusade Classic – October 18- November 1
  • PvP Brawl: Arathi Blizzard
  • Mists of Pandaria Timewalking

Stay tuned to our official channels to stay on top of what's happening next!

*Mount not available in World of Warcraft® Classic or Burning Crusade Classic™.
by Published on 2021-10-14 01:28 PM

WoW Classic - Season of Mastery Updates, Finkle Einhorn Renamed to Pip Quickwit

Patch 9.1.5 PTR - New Highmountain Tauren Male Customization Options

Patch 9.1.5 PTR - New Highmountain Tauren Female Customization Options
Today we are taking a peak at the new customization options added for female Highmountain Tauren.


by Published on 2021-10-14 01:26 PM

WoW Classic - Season of Mastery Updates, Finkle Einhorn Renamed to Pip Quickwit

Patch 9.1.5 PTR - New Highmountain Tauren Male Customization Options
Today we are taking a peak at the new customization options added for male Highmountain Tauren.


by Published on 2021-10-14 02:59 AM

Patch 9.1.5 PTR - Build 40622

WoW Classic - Season of Mastery Beta Updates - October 13
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The Season of Mastery Beta is back online and available for testing. With today’s update to the Season of Mastery Beta, we’re now testing the following changes:

  • Player levels will now be capped at 45.
  • The “Adventure Awaits” buff now grants 40% increased experience from Quest turn-ins (was 25%).
  • Meeting Stones can now be used to summon appropriately-leveled party members for the associated dungeon(s).
  • There is now a PvP realm available.

As a reminder, the following planned Seasonal changes are not yet active in the Season of Mastery Beta, and will be tested in future Beta updates:

  • Increased Debuff and Buff limits.
  • Increased health for raid bosses.
  • Restored raid boss mechanics.
  • Removal of world buffs in raid instances.
  • Adjustments to curtail powerleveling and boosting.

Thank you!

Finkle Einhorn Renamed to Pip Quickwit
DesMephisto has noticed that Finkle Einhorn, the gnome that teleports you to Blackrock Caverns, has been renamed to Pip Quickwit. This name change extends outside the game into Hearthstone as well as in the tooltip for the Finkle's Lava Dredger item in game.






Fan Video - WoW Players Experience FFXIV
Captain Grim has released a quite entertaining and funny video on what WoW players might expect entering the world of Final Fantasy XIV for the first time! Check it out!



Dark Legacy Comics #792 - Altoholic
DLC #792 has been released!


by Published on 2021-10-13 10:35 PM

Patch 9.1.5 PTR - Build 40622
A new PTR build is on the way!



Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hello everyone! Here are this week’s 9.1.5 PTR notes:

Achievements
  • The following changes have been made to Mecha-Done:
    • Developers’ note: We’re smoothing out the rough edges in this epic meta-achievement to help players who are stuck on one of the more rare elements finally get that wheel mount!
    • Vinyl: Triumph of Gnomeregan – Now a guaranteed drop from the Hard Mode version of the Reclamation Rig event.
    • Vinyl: Battle for Gnomeregan – Drop rate increased from all hologram bosses.
    • Blueprint: Holographic Digitalization Relay – Drop rate increased from all hologram bosses.
    • Blueprint: Emergency Rocket Chicken – OOX-Fleetfoot/MG respawns faster and no longer despawns if not killed by the end of its path. OOX-Fleetfoot/MG now has a Vignette star that pings the minimap when he races by if you are eligible to loot OOX-Avenger/MG.
    • Paint Vial: Lemonade Steel – Droprate of Exothermic Evaporator Coil increased. Duration of rain reduced, but the spawn rate of Oxidized Leachates during rain is drastically increased (700% faster). Oxidized Leachbeast now has significantly more chances to spawn during rain.
    • "Playtime’s Over" and “Battle Tested” – Both of these quests are now always offered as follow-ups to “Toys of Destruction” (was 1, chosen randomly).

Allied Races
  • Lightforged Draenei Paladins now have a unique class mount – the Lightforged Ruinstrider.

Classes
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Crane Adept’s Enveloping Mist from Fallen Order (Venthyr Ability) no longer gains cooldown reduction from the Monk’s Haste.
        • Crane Adepts from Fallen Order (Venthyr Ability) now cast Enveloping Mist twice when summoned.

Items and Rewards
  • Au’Dara the Heirloom broker in Oribos now sells the following bind-on-account item:
    • Timebound Ruminations – Grants 5000 experience points directly to a Adventures companion of your choice.

Korthia and the Maw
  • Korthia rares now have a chance to drop Relics on repeat kills (was a daily lockout for a chance at Relics).
  • More Relic carrying enemies can be found in Korthia with the All-Seeing Crystal.
  • Trained Gromit now locates more relic caches.
  • Korthia Rifts
    • A new weekly quest, “Lost Research”, will be available to characters at Tier 4 with the Archivists’ Codex or on alts with a Tier 4 character on the account. This new quest will direct players into the Korthian Rift and reward a large amount of Archivists’ Codex reputation and Cataloged Research.
    • Enemies in Korthian Rifts now drop stolen Relic Fragments and a chance at Relics.

Player versus Player
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Death Bolt (PvP Talent) now deals 50% of remaining damage over time (was 40%) and can no longer critically strike. Additionally, the spell now reaches the target faster.
      • Rapid Contagion (PvP Talent) duration is now 20 seconds (was 15 seconds).
      • Dark Soul: Misery (Talent) can no longer be dispelled.
    • Destruction
      • Bonds of Fel (PvP Talent) has been slightly redesigned – No longer snares the target and no longer splits damage with pets and guardians.
      • Dark Soul: Instability (Talent) can no longer be dispelled.

User Interface and Accessibility
  • You can now access the Recruit A Friend pane by typing /raf
  • A shorter alternative command has been added for Ready Check: /rc
  • A shorter alternative command has been added for Countdown: /cd [seconds]

Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Covenant Sanctums
Expansion Features
  • Adventures: Off To Adventure Name changed from "Bound To Adventure" to "Adventures: Off To Adventure". Raise three soulbinds adventurers to level 60 in Adventures. 10 points.

Dungeons
Feats of Strength

Promotions
Feats of Strength
  • Sarge's Tale (New) Owner of the Sarge mount from the Hearthstone: Mercenaries promotion. Account Wide.



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Bestial Wrath Sends you and your pet into a rage, instantly dealing [ 65% of Attack Power + 1.2% of Spell Power ] Physical damage to its target, and increasing all damage you both deal by 25% for 15 sec. Removes Fear and Horrify effects from your pet. Bestial Wrath's remaining cooldown is reduced by 12 sec each time you use Barbed Shot. 10 yd range. Instant.

Beast Mastery
  • Bestial Wrath Sends you and your pet into a rage, instantly dealing [ 65% of Attack Power + 1.2% of Spell Power ] Physical damage to its target, and increasing all damage you both deal by 25% for 15 sec. Removes Fear and Horrify effects from your pet. Bestial Wrath's remaining cooldown is reduced by 12 sec each time you use Barbed Shot. Hunter - Beast Mastery Spec. Hunter - Beast Mastery Spec. 100 yd range. Instant. 1.5 min cooldown.

Survival
  • Flanking Strike You and your pet leap to the target and strike it as one, dealing a total of [ 149% of Attack Power + 149% of Attack Power ] Physical damage. Generates 30 Focus for you and your pet. Requires Two-Handed Melee Weapon. Survival Hunter - Level 45 Talent. Survival Hunter - Level 45 Talent. 15 yd range. Instant. 30 sec cooldown.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Affliction
  • Deathbolt Launches a bolt of death at the target, dealing 40% 50% of the total remaining damage of your damage over time effects on the target. Counts up to 14 sec of your Corruption's damage. PvP Talent. PvP Talent. 3 Soul Shard. 40 yd range. 1 sec cast. 45 30 sec cooldown. Requires Warlock. Requires level 10.
  • Rapid Contagion For the next 15 20 sec, all of your damage over time effects occur 33% more often. PvP Talent. PvP Talent. 3 Soul Shard. Instant. 30 sec cooldown. Requires Warlock. Requires level 10.

Destruction
  • Bonds of Fel Encircle enemy players with Bonds of Fel, snaring them by 50% for 6 sec. If any affected player leaves the 8 yd radius they explode, dealing [ 390% of Spell Power ] Fire damage split amongst all nearby enemies. PvP Talent. PvP Talent. 1.5% of Base Mana. 30 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 30 sec cooldown. Requires Warlock. Requires level 10.

Anima Powers
Demon Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Deadly Toll Fodder to the Flame cooldown reduced by 60.0 sec. Instant. The duration of Demon Soul granted from Fodder to the Flame is increased by 15 sec. Instant.

Item Effects
  • Chaos Bane Bonus: Socket 3 Unholy Shards to gain Chaos Bane while in the Maw. Chaos Bane rips soul fragments from enemies you damage, increasing your primary stat and dealing Shadow damage to them.
  • Seal of Implacable Fate (New) Melee range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Zul's Ire (New) Melee range. 1.5 sec cast.



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • CANNOT_UNEQUIP_RATED_BATTLEGROUND (New) - Cannot change equip status while in a Rated Battleground
  • DRESSING_ROOM_APPEARANCE_LIST (New) - Appearance List
  • ERR_APPEARANCE_ALREADY_LEARNED (New) - You already have that appearance
  • GARRISON_FOLLOWER_IN_PARTY_ADD_ERR - This This companion or follower is already in this mission.
  • ITEM_UPGRADE_BONUS_FORMAT_COLORIZED (New) - |cff20ff20%s (+%d)|r
  • JAILERS_TOWER_REWARD_RECIEVED - Reward receieved Reward recieved - Completing this layer again will grant a small amount of additional Soul Ash
  • SLASH_COUNTDOWN3 (New) - /cd
  • SLASH_COUNTDOWN4 (New) - /cd
  • SLASH_RAF1 (New) - /raf
  • SLASH_RAF2 (New) - /raf
  • SLASH_READYCHECK3 (New) - /rc
  • SLASH_READYCHECK4 (New) - /rc
  • SPELL_FAILED_GARRISON_FOLLOWER_MAX_LEVEL - That That companion or follower is already max level.
  • SPELL_FAILED_NOT_IN_MAGE_TOWER (New) - Can't use that in Mage Tower
  • TRANSMOG_OUTFIT_COPY_TO_CLIPBOARD_NOTICE (New) - Outfit link copied to clipboard.
  • TRANSMOG_OUTFIT_HYPERLINK_TEXT - |T1598183:13:13:-1:1|tOutfit 1:0|tOutfit
  • TRANSMOG_REQUIRES_FORGE (New) - Artifact weapons can only be transmogrified to Artifact appearances at the Artifact Forge in your Class Hall.



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Character Titles
  • %s, the Tormented Hero (New)

Currency Types
Shadowlands
  • Medallion of Service - A mark of service to Bastion. Used to enter the Path of Ascension. in Ascension Crafting.

Group Finder Activities
Dungeons
  • Black Rook Hold (Mythic Keystone) - 5 players. Map: Black Rook Hold. Difficulty: Mythic.Keystone.

Holidays
  • PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown - Name changed from "PvP Brawl: Packed House" to "PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown".
  • PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown - Name changed from "PvP Brawl: Packed House" to "PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown".
  • PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown - Name changed from "PvP Brawl: Packed House" to "PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown".
  • PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown - Name changed from "PvP Brawl: Packed House" to "PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown".
  • PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown - Name changed from "PvP Brawl: Packed House" to "PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown".

Map Areas
Unknown
  • Orgrimmar Embassy - Music: ZONE_90_RD_Decadence. Music: Zone-Orgrimmar_GoblinSlums.

Mounts
Ground Mounts

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