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by Published on 2024-02-21 02:04 AM

WoW Hotfixes - February 20, 2024
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
WoW Classic: Season of Discovery

  • Increased the number of crafting materials found in Boxes of Gnomeregan Salvage and slightly increased the drop rate of Grime-Encrusted Salvage throughout Gnomeregan.
  • Druid
    • Berserk now also increases the number of targets struck by Lacerate while it is active.
    • Starsurge bonus damage to Starfire increased to 80% (was 66%). Corrected a bug causing this bonus damage to be lower than intended at level 40.
    • Swipe now scales with attack power, gaining 10% of attack power as damage.
    • Threat caused by Swipe greatly increased.
    • Rip duration increased to 16 seconds (was 12 seconds).
  • Hunter
    • Raptor Strike damage when the Melee Specialist rune is active is now normalized weapon damage.
  • Paladin
    • Fixed an issue where Fiery Weapon enchantment and Seal of Martyrdom were triggering each other. Neither can be triggered by the other any longer.
    • Fixed an issue where Fiery Blaze and Fiery Weapon enchantments could trigger or be triggered by Seal of Martyrdom. Those interactions do not happen anymore.
  • Priest
    • Mind Spike damage increased by 10%.
    • Void Plague damage increased by 10%.
    • Shadow Word: Death base damage before modifiers decreased by 40% and spellpower coefficient adusted to 42.9% (was 64.3%).
    • Developers’ notes: Overall, this should result in a 33-40% damage reduction on Shadow Word: Death, depending on the amount of spellpower the priest has. Shadow Word: Death has been doing a larger percentage of overall priest damage than intended, and we feel like this could begin to put additional pressure on healers in PvE, as spellpower gear improves and the damage that priests inflict on themselves continues to scale upwards. It could also prove to be increasingly oppressive in PvP, as it’s an instant attack that can be used on the move, from range, with very little counterplay.
  • Rogue
    • Shuriken Toss bounce range reduced to 10 yards (was 15 yards).
      • Developers’ notes: This should reduce the chance of it bouncing a little too far and pulling extra packs in dungeons. It now matches the range of other chain spells like Chain Lightning and Avenger's Shield.
  • Shaman
    • Fixed an issue where Fire Nova did not benefit properly from Elemental Mastery.
    • The Dual-Wield Specialization rune now provides 50% bonus damage to your offhand weapon swings.
    • Lava Lash now gains 50% increased damage if Flametongue Weapon is imbued on your offhand.
    • The proc chance of Maelstrom Weapon is now roughly 50% higher when your main hand weapon or your two-hand weapon is imbued with Windfury Weapon.
by Published on 2024-02-20 06:08 PM

This Week in WoW - February 20, 2024
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Each week we’ll look ahead to what’s in store for World of Warcraft, share the latest news, and keep you in the know byte by byte. Prepare for WoW Hardcore Self-Found Mode when it goes live on February 29.

WoW Hardcore Self-Found Mode Begins February 29

Survival is the name of the game in Classic Hardcore realms, and while you don’t always have to go it alone, you might just want to. Beginning on February 29, you can take the leap into a new adventure in Hardcore with Self-Found. In this mode, you’ll begin from level 1 and will be restricted from sending or receiving mail from other players, buying or selling on the Auction House, or trading in any way (including giving or receiving items or enchantments.)

It will all be up to you and your ability to explore, gather, and create everything you need to survive in Azeroth…all on your own.

News and Events This Week

Stay on top of all the upcoming news and in-game activities right here.

February is drawing to a close and with it, so too is the February Trading Post. Don’t miss this month’s signature item, the Love Witch’s Attire transmogrification set and extra Trader’s Tender from taking part in this month’s activities. Learn more in our previously published article.

  • February 20
    • (Event) Mists of Pandaria Timewalking (February 20 – February 27)
      While this event is active, players level 35 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from the Mists of Pandaria expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player’s natural level.
    • (Event) PvP Brawl: Arathi Blizzard (February 20 – February 27)
  • February 22
    • (Article) WoW Hardcore Self-Found Goes Live February 29
  • February 23
by Published on 2024-02-20 05:35 PM

Gnomeregan Raid Lockout Update - February 20, 2024
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

We are aware of an issue that caused some players who became saved to Gnomeregan between 7:00AM PST on Monday, Feb 19th and 7:00AM PST this morning (Tuesday Feb, 20th) to not properly have their raid lockout reset during today’s maintenance as expected.

We are currently investigating this issue and hope to have more information very soon. We greatly appreciate your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience.

– The WoW Classic Team

Peachdreams: I can’t recall a time in the past where they’ve actually changed from one raid lockout style to another for an instance that’s out and released so yeah I’m not surprised they got an unexpected bug.

This is actually true, we have never in WoW’s history changed a dungeon’s lockout timer like this, so there was a degree of uncertainty on what exactly would happen. Regrettably in our testing we did not encounter the issue we are having today, but are working hard to resolve it.

One thing I did want to also clarify is that even if you had your Gnomeregan raid reset this morning as expected, it is correct behavior for your new Gnomeregan lockout to reset again on the morning of Thursday Feb 22nd, the same day as Blackfathom Deeps.

This is because all raids with a 3 day lockout timer rollover and reset on the same day and always have since 2005. So BFD and Gnomeregan will now always have the same reset days, and these raids will also line up with AQ20 and Zul’gurub later on down the line when those higher level 3 day lockout raids are made available in Season of Discovery.

Hello again,

Wanted to provide an update and let everyone know that we’ve run an operation on our database that should have reset Gnomeregan raid lockouts for those who had been saved yesterday, Feb 21st and incorrectly had their lockouts persist after maintenance this morning.

If you ran Gnomeregan yesterday and are still seeing a raid lockout in your /raidinfo frame today, you may need to log out for several minutes for your raid lock to correctly reset.

Going forward, Gnomeregan will operate on the same reset schedule as Blackfathom Deeps. This means the next reset will occur on Thursday Feb 22nd in North America and Australia, with the following reset for those regions occurring on Sunday Feb 25th, then again on Wednesday Feb 28th, and so on resetting every 3 days going forward.

Thank you for your patience as we worked to resolve this issue, and we apologize for the confusion and inconvenience.
by Published on 2024-02-17 06:07 PM

Mythic Dungeon International Dragonflight Season 3 - Group A
The Mythic Dungeon International has returned for Dragonflight Season 3! Tune in on Twitch and YouTube to witness eight teams speedrunning dungeons, with the fastest four teams qualifying to compete in the Global Finals.

by Published on 2024-02-17 02:46 AM

WoW Hotfixes - February 16, 2024
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids

  • The Everbloom
    • Addressed an issue where Witherbark can reset during the encounter.
  • Throne of the Tides
    • Addressed an issue where Naz'jar Tempest Witch can cast Lightning Surge while mind-controlled.
  • Waycrest Manor
    • Addressed an issue where Pallid Gorger can ignore players and run away.
    • Reduced Pallid Gorger's melee damage by 66%.
    • Heartsbane Triad
      • Added an additional safeguard to ensure Aura of Dread is removed.

WoW Classic Era

  • Paladin
    • Fixed an issue where Seal of Righteousness ranks 4 and higher did less damage than rank 3. This fix has been applied to Season of Discovery and Classic Era.

WoW Classic: Season of Discovery

  • Druid
    • Starsurge was incorrectly getting 30% additional critical strike chance when Eclipse (Lunar) was active. It now only gets 30% increased critical strike chance from Eclipse (Solar).
  • Hunter
    • Chimera Shot - Scorpid is now properly mitigated by Weapon Chains and reduction to Disarm effects.
  • Paladin
    • Fixed an issue where Seal of Righteousness ranks 4 and higher did less damage than rank 3. This fix has been applied to Season of Discovery and Classic Era.
  • Priest
    • Spirit of Redemption will no longer be prevented from triggering for Priests whose Dispersion or Pain Suppression is on cooldown.
    • Each Priest now correctly creates their own separate stack of Mind Spike effects on the target, and consumes only their own stack.
    • Fixed an issue where Prayer of Mending was double dipping with Spiritual Healing, and was also increasing by 10% per bounce on top of that.
  • Shaman
    • Fixed an issue where the benefit of Dual Wield Specialization rune could be lost for Shamans when swapping weapon configurations.
    • Fixed an issue where Stormstrike would sometimes do offhand damage despite no offhand equipped.
    • The range on Decoy Totem is now the correctly intended 30 yards, matching the radius of its effect preventing movement impairment.
  • Warlock
    • Subjugate Demon used against players in Metamorphosis now has a 10 second duration, with diminishing duration like other crowd-control effects used on players. It is considered a Charm effect like Mind Control.
  • Stranglethorn Vale PvP Event
    • Warlocks and Hunters participating in the Blood Moon will now resurrect with their last active pet.
    • Fixed an interaction with Blood Moon and Spirit of Redemption resurrecting the fallen Priest earlier than intended.
    • Fixed an issue with Blood Coin turn-ins when a player is the victim of Subjugate Demon or Mind Control.
    • Drained of Blood during the Blood Moon event now also grants immunity to movement impairing effects.
    • Fixed an issue where stacks of Blood for the Blood Loa could sometimes exceed the intended 255.
    • The Chosen of the Blood Loa will now be visible in the spirit world.

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