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by Published on 2019-06-17 05:31 PM

WoW Classic Stress Test – June 19-21
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’ll have our next stress test for WoW Classic on June 19, 2019 4:00 PM EST. This stress test will be accessible to anyone with an active World of Warcraft game account in the Americas & Oceania region. For players who have not yet tested World of Warcraft Classic, the game will become available for download late tomorrow, June 18.

For this stress test, all races and classes will be available for creation, and the maximum character level will be capped at 15. In addition to the open world, there will be instanced content available at that level. This will include Warsong Gulch for PvP as well as Ragefire Chasm, Wailing Caverns, and Deadmines. Of course, Deadmines will be a challenge for players to complete at this level.

Please focus as much play as possible during the first three hours of the stress test. During this time, we’ll be looking for more issues to address under initial launch conditions. The stress test realm will remain available for 48 hours.

If you encounter any issues during the test, please let us know by using the in-game bug reporting tool. If there is anything you’d like to discuss further, feel free to post here in the Classic Discussion forum.

Thank you very much!

Do you have to have BFA on your account with the active subscription?
You do not have to have BFA to participate in this stress test. It’s available to everyone in the region with an active WoW subscription.
by Published on 2019-06-17 06:20 AM

Patch 8.2 - Experience Eliminated Aura
WarcraftSecrets pointed out that Patch 8.2 adds Experience Eliminated, which reduces XP from mobs and quests by 95% if anyone in the group has experience disabled. This was likely done to stop Level 110 characters from boosting players to 120 quickly.

by Published on 2019-06-15 12:35 AM

Patch 8.2 PTR - Build 30827: Release Candidate
A new build is on the way to the PTR!



Classic Stress Test on Battle.net Launcher Clarification
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Earlier today, we made the stress test install appear on the game screen of the launcher for all players who have installed it. This is to make it possible to uninstall easily.

New Items
You can see the list of new items on the WoWDB PTR site.

Level Type Slot Name
120Junk Battleborn Sigil
120Junk Battleborn Sigil
120Junk Battleborn Sigil
120Junk Battleborn Sigil
120Junk Warlord's Trophy
120Junk Warlord's Trophy
120Junk Warlord's Trophy
120Junk Warlord's Trophy
120Junk Warlord's Trophy
1Other Decrypted Message Module
1Engineering Schematic Schematic: Ub3r-Module: P.O.G.O.
1Engineering Schematic Schematic: Ub3r-Module: Ub3r-Coil
1Engineering Schematic Schematic: Ub3r-Module: Scrap Cannon
1Reagent Bag of Who-Knows-What
1Reagent Dirty Murloc Sock
1Reagent Clean Murloc Sock
1Reagent Pulsating Blood Stone
1Reagent Overwhelmingly-Alluring Idol
1Reagent Beckoner's Rosetta Stone
1Reagent Cultist Pinky Finger
120Explosives and Devices Emergency Rocket Chicken
1Explosives and Devices Grimy Manapearl Bracelet
1Explosives and Devices Severely Rusted Lockbox
1Explosives and Devices Grimy Manapearl Bracelet
1Explosives and Devices Waterlogged Toolbox
1Other Ub3r-Construct: Short-Fused Boom Bots
1Other Ub3r-Construct: Ub3r-Improved Target Dummy
1Other Ub3r-Construct: Ub3r S3ntry Mk. X8.0
1Other Ankoan Commendation Crate
1Other Cleverly Concealed Supplies
1Other Liberated Naga Cache
1Other Poen's Stashed Supplies
1Other Spine Guarded Supplies
1Other Ominous Looking Tome
1Other Sinister Pile of Sand
1Other Unspeakable Pearl Idol
120Other Unusually Wise Hermit Crab
1Other Ub3r Module: P.O.G.O
1Other Ub3r Module: Scrap Cannon


Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Heart of Azeroth
Expansion Features



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Elemental
  • Lightning Lasso Grips the target in lightning, stunning and dealing [ 700% of Spell Power ] Nature damage over 5 sec until cancelled while the target is lassoed. Can move while channeling. PvP Talent. PvP Talent. 20 yd range. 5 sec cast Instant (Channeled). 30 sec cooldown. Requires Shaman. Requires level 40+.

Item Effects
  • Ankoan Discipline Taking damage in Nazjatar or the Eternal Palace has a chance to increase your Dodge rating by 0 and heal you for 0 every 2 for 10 sec.Approximately 2 procs per minute.
  • Assembling Combine 30 Hardened Spring, 10 Tempered Plating, and 5 Machined Gear Assembly to create a Bundle of Recyclable Parts. 3 sec cast. Reagents: Item #168217 x 30, Item #168216 x 10, Item #168215 x 5. Hardened Spring x 30, Tempered Plating x 10, Machined Gear Assembly x 5.
  • Assembling Combine 30 Hardened Spring, 10 Tempered Plating, and 5 Machined Gear Assembly to create a Bundle of Recyclable Parts. 3 sec cast. Reagents: Item #168952 x 30, Item #168951 x 10, Item #168950 x 5. Hardened Spring x 30, Tempered Plating x 10, Machined Gear Assembly x 5.
  • Battleborn Essence (New) Empower a Notorious Gladiator item with greater power, raising its item level to 430. Azerite empowered items will be raised to item level 430. Instant.
  • Battleborn Essence (New) Empower a Notorious Gladiator item with greater power, raising its item level to 425. Azerite empowered items will be raised to item level 415. Instant.
  • Battleborn Essence (New) Empower a Notorious Gladiator item with greater power, raising its item level to 420. Azerite empowered items will be raised to item level 415. Instant.
  • Battleborn Essence (New) Empower a Notorious Gladiator item with greater power, raising its item level to 410. Azerite empowered items will be raised to item level 400. Instant.
  • Battleborn Essence (New) Empower a Notorious Gladiator item with greater power, raising its item level to 435. Azerite empowered items will be raised to item level 430. Instant.
  • Carnivore of the Deep While in Nazjatar and the Eternal Palace, your critical strikes have a chance to heal you for 5,835 0 over 10 sec. Approximately 1 proc per minute.
  • Eel-ectrified Defenses When taking damage in Nazjatar and the Eternal Palace, you have a chance to deal 448 0 damage to the attacker and slow them for 15% for 5 sec. 50 yd range. Approximately 3 procs per minute.
  • Frost Blast While in Nazjatar or the Eternal Palace, your spells and abilities have a chance to dealing deal 0 Frost damage to your target, slowing them for until cancelled sec. Approximately 3 procs per minute. 6 sec. Approximately 1.5 procs per minute.
  • Frost Resistance Frost damage taken is reduced by 2% 3% while in Nazjatar and the Eternal Palace.
  • Item Upgrade Instant. Empower a Notorious Gladiator item with greater power, raising its item level to 0. Azerite empowered items will be raised to item level 0. Instant.
  • Rift Diver Swim like a Kelfin. Instant. 5 min cooldown. 15 sec cooldown.
  • Seabed Runner Your Speed is increased by 47 103 while in Nazjatar and the Eternal Palace.
  • Shadow Resistance Shadow damage taken is reduced by 2% 3% while in Nazjatar and the Eternal Palace.
  • Shiver Venom Your damaging abilities have a high chance to apply Shiver Venom to your target, dealing 0 Nature damage over 20 seconds, and stacking up to 5 times. 40 yd range. Approximately 5 procs per minute. 10 procs per minute.
  • Surging Flood (New) Unleash a wave that crashes into your target then returns to your original location, inflicting 0 Frost damage over 4 sec to enemies in its path. Catch the wave to reduce the cooldown of this ability by 30 sec. 40 yd range. Instant. 1.5 min cooldown.
  • Tidal Droplet While in Nazjatar or the Eternal Palace, your spells and abilities have a chance to send out droplets which heal allies or deal Frost damage to enemies. Approximately 5 procs per minute. 3 procs per minute.
  • Tidal Droplet Approximately 5 procs per minute. 3 procs per minute.
  • Wartorn Essence (New) Empower a Notorious Gladiator item with greater power, raising its item level to 415. Azerite empowered items will be raised to item level 415. Instant.
  • Wartorn Essence (New) Empower a Notorious Gladiator item with greater power, raising its item level to 440. Azerite empowered items will be raised to item level 445. Instant.
  • Wartorn Essence (New) Empower a Notorious Gladiator item with greater power, raising its item level to 445. Azerite empowered items will be raised to item level 445. Instant.
  • Wartorn Essence (New) Empower a Notorious Gladiator item with greater power, raising its item level to 435. Azerite empowered items will be raised to item level 430. Instant.
  • Wartorn Essence (New) Empower a Notorious Gladiator item with greater power, raising its item level to 425. Azerite empowered items will be raised to item level 415. Instant.



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
World Safe Locations
Nazjatar
  • Pet Battles - Nazjatar - PvP Pet Battle Location (New)



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • CHARACTER_SHEET_MICRO_BUTTON AZERITE_ESSENCE_CHANGE_ESSENCES - You can change Essences at any time in any rest area by Shift-clicking your Heart of Azeroth.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_421 (New) - You must target a Notorious Gladiator's item to upgrade.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_422 (New) - You have already collected this Azeroth Mini
by Published on 2019-06-14 04:46 AM

Level Squish Survey
Reddit user Nivens reported that they received an interesting survey from Blizzard regarding an upcoming level squish. The wording of this survey makes it seem that a level squish is already slated to happen sometime in the future. This has not been confirmed by Blizzard.


During a previous Battle for Azeroth Q&A on Twitch, Ion Hazzikostas said the team was exploring the idea of a level squish, as new players may be deterred by seeing such high levels needed to reach the endgame. You can watch the full answer to the level squish question here, where they discuss the pros and cons



Arena World Championship - Summer Cup #1
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The Summer Season of the 2019 Arena World Championship (AWC) is here!

Following the end of an intense Spring Season, it’s time for the world’s best PvP-ers in World of Warcraft to compete for the Arena Cup, a challenging series of tournaments leading into the second LAN of the year: the AWC Summer Finals. At the Summer Finals, teams will compete for $100,000 and two qualification spots at BlizzCon. The first Cup has already begun, and the top 8 teams have already been decided in NA and EU after an explosive Open Bracket.

All Top 8 series will be broadcast on Twitch.tv/Warcraft on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the Summer Season. Each Top 8 broadcast day will begin at 10:00 a.m. PDT / 7:00 p.m. CEST, live on Twitch.

These teams are competing for a $10,000 prize pool each week, and more importantly, AWC Points which qualify teams for the Summer Finals.

Start Times

EU Top 8:
Friday: 10am PDT, 1:00pm EDT, 19:00 CEST

NA Top 8:
Saturday: 10am PDT, 1:00pm EDT, 19:00 CEST

Championship:
Sunday: 10am PDT, 1:00pm EDT, 19:00 CEST

Resources


Top 8 Teams




Schedule




Diablo Sale
Diablo III titles are up to 50% off on the Battle.net Shop, as well as some in-game content!

by Published on 2019-06-12 04:07 PM

WoW Classic Beta Alterac Valley Test Info
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On Friday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m. PDT, we’ll open a new realm in the WoW Classic Beta for dedicated testing of Alterac Valley.

When beta testers log into the WoW Classic Beta at that time, please look for the new Field of Strife realm. Alterac Valley will only be available for testing on this realm, and we will be turn off the other beta realms for the duration of the AV test. You’ll find that test characters on Field of Strife are confined to their capital cities. Don’t worry—even if you could leave the city, there will be no enemies, quest-givers, dungeons, or transports throughout the rest of the world.

On the Field of Strife realm, when you create a character, it will be locked at level 58 for AV testing. These test characters will have appropriate gear, some gold, a mount, and access to class trainers and reagent vendors, but they will not be able to level up past 58.

Please go to your city’s Battlemasters and queue for Alterac Valley as much as you like, and submit your feedback in our dedicated Alterac Valley feedback thread.

We expect to close the realm and this AV test on Monday, June 17 at about 10:00 a.m PDT. At that time, the other beta realms will return.

Thank you!

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