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by Published on 2018-08-21 09:25 PM

Upcoming Feral Druid Tuning
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We're currently working through a tuning package for Feral Druids.

Specifically, we're adjusting Feral performance relative to other specs in dungeons and questing. Please know: we've been reading all of the incoming feedback and keeping a close eye on player results in-game.

Thank you for all of this feedback. Much of it has been very useful in determining the substance of this adjustment.

This is something that we're testing carefully, and probably won't be finished and available to put into the live game until later this week. I'll let you know as soon as we have final numbers, and I'll post about it a final time when it goes live.

Bounty Bag Rewards
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The bounty bag loot drops diminish after 1 bag looted per day. This is to prevent abuse of the system.
by Published on 2018-08-21 05:31 PM

World Boss Quest Bug
The world quest A Chilling Encounter spawned today but this is a bug. The boss is not actually spawning. World bosses will still not be available until September 4th.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hey guys! Just confirming that yes this is a bug and we're working on fixing it so it should no longer incorrectly be displaying just yet.

Sorry for all of the confusion this morning!

Island Expeditions for Week of August 21
The islands expeditions for the week are Verdant Wilds, Whispering Reef and Rotting Mire!




Call to Arms: Stormsong Valley
This week's Call to Arms is Call to Arms: Stormsong Valley or Call to Arms: Stormsong Valley. Head to Stormsong Valley with warmode enabled to kill 10 players of the opposing faction and loot an air supply. This will reward you with 250 honor and 75 reputation for either 7th Legion or The Honorbound.


No Artifact Knowledge Yet
Much like in Legion, the amount of artifact power needed for your Heart of Azeroth will begin to decrease week by week. This has not started yet, however, and can be expected soon in the future.


PvP Brawl - Gravity Lapse
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Defy the law of gravity in this week’s PvP Brawl: Gravity Lapse!

Every other week, a new PvP Brawl will be available to players looking for something just a little different. Each Brawl will offer a variety of modes, rules, and scenic changes to the usual Battleground gameplay, and you’ll find them in the Group Finder tool (hotkey “I”) in the Player vs. Player tab. Just like Random Battlegrounds, you’ll receive a reward for achieving victory. Here are just a few of the Brawls you can look forward to:

Gravity Lapse


Gravity getting you down? Step into the Eye of the Storm and be prepared for a whole new en-lighten-ing experience. Every minute, players on the battlefield will find themselves launched into the air, only to gently fall toward the ground again in a perpetual aerial ballet as they try to accrue enough resources to take the win home for their team.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Honorbound Pigsticker weap dmg?
This weapon some specs get from todays Emissary on EU Horde is bugged or something. The weapon damage and dps is like half that of a normal 340.
340 Blightreaper 162.5 dps
345 Honorbound Pigsticker 82.1 dps
Both agility.

I can confirm that it is something that is under investigation at the moment. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Auction House Lag
We are aware that some realms are seeing issues with slowness when using the Auction House and are currently investigating making some changes to help alleviate these issues. We’ll update as soon as we have more information to share. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
by Published on 2018-08-21 06:01 AM

Mephisto Coming To Heroes of the Storm

The Hearthstone Global Games Week 4

Mephisto Revealed, Hanamura Returning, Eastern Clash, Weekly Rotation & Sales

New Overwatch Animated Short at gamescom

Patch 8.0.1 Hotfixes - August 20, 2018
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Azerite Powers
  • Fixed an issue where Dagger in the Back failed to stack properly when applied by multiple users.

Character Services
  • Players who faction transfer should now get a more informative message on how to continue the War Campaign on their new faction.

Classes
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • The Summon Vilefiend and Nether Portal talents will no longer sometimes fail to work when cast on steep terrain.

Creatures and NPCs
  • Fixed a bug that caused some enemies in the Drustvar Crimson Forest to be untargetable by players.
  • Rikati at The Four Stingers will now sell his wares, including his famous Snake on a Stick, to members of the Alliance.

Dungeons
  • Unlocking Siege of Boralus as a Horde player now unlocks the dungeon for all Horde characters on that account.
  • Unlocking Kings' Rest as an Alliance player now unlocks the dungeon for all Alliance characters on that account.
  • Freehold
    • Irontide Enforcer's Shattering Toss will no longer wipe threat from the tank.
  • Shrine of the Storm
    • Vol’zith the Whisperer
      • Fixed a bug that caused players to sometimes become stuck with Grasp of the Sunken City.

Items

Player versus Player
  • Sergeant Wilson has travelled to The Mugambala and will offer Mercenary Contracts to members of the Horde that wish to fight for the Alliance.
  • Nassar has travelled to Hook Point and will offer Mercenary Contracts to members of the Alliance that wish to fight for the Horde.

Quests
  • Fixed multiple bugs that made it very difficult to bomb targets successfully on “Swab This!”.
  • Fixed a bug causing Third Telemancer Syranel to evade player attacks on “Grand Theft Telemancy”.
  • Players should now reliably get credit for taking the ferry for "The Ashvane Trading Company”.
  • Horde players should now properly be able to see the Stolen Supplies for "Plunder and Provisions."

World
  • Legion Assaults have returned to the Broken Isles.

Spirit of Eche'ro Archaeology Mount Available Again
As pointed out in this Reddit thread, The Spirit of Eche'ro mount is once again available from Legion archeology for the next week. Head to Broken Isles Dalaran to receive the quest Laying to Rest to work towards the mount reward.



Anduin and Sylvanas Voice Actor Videos
Want to know why Anduin and Sylvanas's voice actors sound familiar or just keen on hearing what else they have lent their talents to? Well now you can find out!

by Published on 2018-08-20 06:45 PM

Hotfix: Darkmoon Deck: Tides has been hotfixed and shuffling now actually changes the effect

Mephisto Coming To Heroes of the Storm

Puzzle Labs Opens August 21 at 1 PM EDT - Special Hearthstone Livestream

Mephisto Revealed, Hanamura Returning, Eastern Clash, Weekly Rotation & Sales

Join Us for a Live Developer Q&A Thursday, August 23
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The expansion is here! Join us live on Twitch, August 23, as we sit down with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas for our next live developer Q&A where he’ll be answering your World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth questions.

Feel free to submit questions by posting in this forum thread or via Twitter using the hashtag #WarcraftQA.

We’re really looking forward to getting the chance to dive in and answer as much as we can, so we hope to see you Thursday at 11:00 a.m. PDT!

Blizzard at gamescom - Warbringers: Azshara, Overwatch Short, and More!
Warbringers: Azshara will be revealed after the Battle for Azeroth: Cosplay Showcase at 9:15 AM PST / 12:15 PM EST / 6:15 PM CEST on Friday, August 24.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment will be showcasing its games and celebrating its community at gamescom 2018 in Cologne, Germany, from Tuesday, August 21, to Saturday, August 25. Attendees will have the chance to enjoy the latest playable content and plenty of activities for Overwatch®, World of Warcraft®: Battle for Azeroth™, Heroes of the Storm®, StarCraft® II, Diablo® III, and Hearthstone® at the Blizzard booth in Hall 7 of the Koelnmesse. There’s also a full stage schedule, beginning with the unveiling of new content for Overwatch on Wednesday, August 22.

A calendar of main stage activities can be viewed on the new “Blizzard at gamescom” website (http://gamescom.blizzard.com) and mobile application, available on the App Store and the Google Play Store. The site and app also feature a catalog of merchandise that can be purchased at the Blizzard store in Hall 5, including some brand-new and convention-exclusive items, and visitors can create a personal wishlist in advance to facilitate their shopping experience. Some items from the gamescom collection can also be purchased directly on the European Gear Store.

In addition, the Blizzard at gamescom app allows attendees at the event to take an Augmented Reality tour of the Blizzard booth for the chance to win prizes.

Those who can’t make it to gamescom 2018 in person can watch the daily Blizzard at gamescom show via the website starting at 5:00 p.m. CEST Wednesday, August 22, through Friday, August 24, and 4:00 p.m. CEST on Saturday, August 25. Hosted by actor and presenter Naomi Kyle and well-known YouTuber Mark “Turps” Turpin, the show will include live-streamed and pre-recorded content, with spectators having the ability to change camera angles.

Visitors to the Blizzard booth at gamescom will be able to experience the following playable content and activities:

Overwatch
  • Blizzard is kicking off the first public day of gamescom 2018 with the Overwatch: New Content Reveal on the main stage starting at 11:15 a.m. CEST on Wednesday, August 22. Followed by the new content reveal will be the European premiere of a new Overwatch animated short, which will also be available to view on YouTube.
  • German Overwatch World Cup 2018 team members will battle participants from the audience in Lúcioball showmatches live on stage on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the Overwatch: Lúcioball Challenge.
  • Overwatch heroes D.Va, Lúcio, and Brigitte will come to life as their voice actors perform on stage in the Overwatch: German Voice Actors Panel at 11:00 a.m. CEST on Friday, August 24, followed by a signing session.
  • Attendees at gamescom will be able to enjoy some fun in the sun at the Blizzard booth with Summer Games-themed activities, including custom surfboards, face painting, community Lúcioball tournaments, a working Pachimari claw machine, and more.

World of Warcraft
  • World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth will be playable on 80 gaming stations at the Blizzard booth, where visitors can enjoy a solo experience with the Siege of Lordaeron in-game event and group up with friends at gamescom for the Island Expeditions feature.
  • World of Warcraft cosplayers will show off creations inspired by the latest expansion on stage and via live stream during the Battle for Azeroth: Cosplay Showcase at 6:15 p.m. CEST on Friday, August 24, followed by the reveal of the third and final episode in the Warbringers series of animated shorts—the tale of Azshara, Queen of the Naga.
  • Top German guilds Aversion and Set Sail For Fail will face off in Island Expeditions live on stage during three rounds of the Battle for Azeroth: Island Expeditions Showcase on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Visitors to the booth will be able to attend a live Darkmoon Faire, with activities like an airbrush makeup station, a fortune teller, and photo opportunities with the Recruit-a-Friend X-53 Touring Rocket mount, as well as renowned European community content creators streaming live.

Heroes of the Storm
  • A new Prime Evil wreaks havoc on the Nexus—Mephisto, Diablo II’s Lord of Hatred and the latest Ranged Assassin in Heroes of the Storm, will be playable for the first time at gamescom. His spotlight video can be viewed here.
  • The Overwatch-themed Hanamura map is new and improved with an emphasis on action-packed team fights, and it’s back in the game—now dubbed Hanamura Temple, it will be playable by the public for the first time at the Blizzard booth during the show. Check out our Hanamura Temple video to see all of the updates in action.
  • In Heroes of the Storm: Live Drawing with Carbot, Jonathan Burton from Carbot Animations will create his wacky rendition of Mephisto live on stage at 12:00 p.m. CEST on Thursday, August 23.

StarCraft II
  • It’s about time—Tychus Findlay, the latest Co-op Commander for StarCraft II, will be playable for the first time at the Blizzard booth. His spotlight video can be viewed here. On Wednesday, August 22, and Thursday, August 23, StarCraft II lead co-op designer Kevin Dong will demonstrate the new commander live on stage with YouTubers Lowko and Winter in StarCraft: Commander Co-op.
  • In StarCraft: One vs Many, YouTubers Lowko and Winter will take on any audience members who think they have what it takes to defeat these pros in a live one-versus-three battle on Saturday, August 25, at 3:00 p.m. CEST.

Diablo III
  • Visitors to the Blizzard booth can try their hand at slaying demons anytime, anywhere, with anyone—Diablo III will be playable on the Nintendo Switch™ console for the first time at gamescom.
  • On Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, a Blizzard artist will be creating some diabolical artwork live on stage in Diablo: Live Drawing with Chris Amaral.

Hearthstone
  • In Hearthstone: Puzzle Time!, teams of gamescom audience members will race to complete challenges in Hearthstone’s new Puzzle Labs live on stage on Friday and Saturday at 12:15 p.m. CEST. These Solo Adventures for the game’s latest expansion, The Boomsday Project™, will be released to the public on Tuesday, August 21.
  • Hearthstone players can enjoy a brand-new Fireside Brawl, available for the first time at gamescom.
  • Visitors can also snap a photo with a giant game board replica from the Hearth and Home animated short, which premiered at gamescom 2017.

In addition to these games and activities, gamescom attendees can head to Blizzard’s main stage for two concerts from the Video Games Live orchestra on Wednesday, August 22, and Thursday, August 23, at 6:00 p.m. CEST; the Blizzard Dance Contest on Thursday, August 23, at 3:30 p.m. CEST; and the popular Blizzard Cosplay Contest closing out the week at 5:00 p.m. CEST on Saturday, August 25. Those watching from home will be able to see the Video Games Live concert, as well as the cosplay contest and the Battle for Azeroth: Cosplay Showcase, via live stream at http://gamescom.blizzard.com.

For more information about Blizzard at gamescom 2018, visit the website and follow our social media channels for updates live from the event.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Mythic Item Level
I've seen most groups ask for people at 305 to 315ish that's just my experience though and I can see people asking for higher.

Honestly they're very doable under 300 as long as you can follow mechanics and figure out some strats with your group.

If I was doing a World Tour with all pugs, I would aim to have the group be all 320.
I would ask for something similar if we were doing a World Tour. Some of the dungeons are a bit harder than the others and can be pretty challenging at lower ilvls but for the most part they're pretty doable and similar to the heroic counterparts in difficulty. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Legion Assaults to Return Today
The WarcraftDev twitter tweeted that the Legion Assaults should be returning at some point today!



Dark Legacy Comics #644
DLC #644 has been released!


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