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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!


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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™.
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Comments 51 Comments
  1. Sentynel's Avatar
    At least they are ramping up communication. Which is good I guess.

    GL to everyone farming the horse this year.
  1. SinR's Avatar
    I still need my Love R-

    i mean... uhh... X45 Heartbreaker? is that what its called now? I forget
  1. slime's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    I still need my Love R-

    i mean... uhh... X45 Heartbreaker? is that what its called now? I forget
    I'll never get one of these I have already accepted it.
  1. Violent's Avatar
    Well that's just fuckin sad..
    Here comes the deletion of every movie/music/pop-culture reference for the past, how-ever long WoW's been going now.
    Bit by little bit. Slowly, until there's nothing left. Then when you go to point out that NPC's name to a friend, it has no meaning. "Oh his name is Joe Evrymann, he-he."

    Yes, yes of course in before the Blizz-Bois "It's only the name of some (not-funny), out-dated, insulting joke, that was never funny!"

    Bullshit. (This particular one) Is just a movie reference, from what WAS a very funny movie at the time. And, how TF could something be "out-dated" when it's in a fuckin 15+ year old game? It's a REFERENCE.... IT WAS NOT A JOKE TARGETING ANYONE. IT WAS THE MOVIE-CHARACTERS' NAME. PERIOD.
    This whole thing, is just bullshit.

    You say it's nothing, Now. I tell you, it's everything, and it has already started.
  1. Th3Scourge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Violent View Post
    Well that's just fuckin sad..
    Here comes the deletion of every movie/music/pop-culture reference for the past, how-ever long WoW's been going now.
    Bit by little bit. Slowly, until there's nothing left. Then when you go to point out that NPC's name to a friend, it has no meaning. "Oh his name is Joe Evrymann, he-he."

    Yes, yes of course in before the Blizz-Bois "It's only the name of some (not-funny), out-dated, insulting joke, that was never funny!"

    Bullshit. (This particular one) Is just a movie reference, from what WAS a very funny movie at the time. And, how TF could something be "out-dated" when it's in a fuckin 15+ year old game? It's a REFERENCE.... IT WAS NOT A JOKE TARGETING ANYONE. IT WAS THE MOVIE-CHARACTERS' NAME. PERIOD.
    This whole thing, is just bullshit.

    You say it's nothing, Now. I tell you, it's everything, and it has already started.
    Blizzard have bowed to the few emboldened communists devs with blue hair and 24 pronouns.

    And to communists, the past and anything connected to it must be torn down, rewritten and erased

    It's actually bringing me so much joy watching this piece of shit company crash and burn. Old Blizzard is gone, all the brains behind their IPs have left and what you're left with now is a corporate husk
  1. Wekko's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Violent View Post
    Well that's just fuckin sad..
    Here comes the deletion of every movie/music/pop-culture reference for the past, how-ever long WoW's been going now.
    Bit by little bit. Slowly, until there's nothing left. Then when you go to point out that NPC's name to a friend, it has no meaning. "Oh his name is Joe Evrymann, he-he."

    Yes, yes of course in before the Blizz-Bois "It's only the name of some (not-funny), out-dated, insulting joke, that was never funny!"

    Bullshit. (This particular one) Is just a movie reference, from what WAS a very funny movie at the time. And, how TF could something be "out-dated" when it's in a fuckin 15+ year old game? It's a REFERENCE.... IT WAS NOT A JOKE TARGETING ANYONE. IT WAS THE MOVIE-CHARACTERS' NAME. PERIOD.
    This whole thing, is just bullshit.

    You say it's nothing, Now. I tell you, it's everything, and it has already started.
    Time's change, their game/product not ours. I can say if I were in charge that none of those things would be changed, but I'm not. Someone else is and they have been hired to make these decisions. You can't really fight them, but if they bother you enough you should quit. It's that simple.
  1. SinR's Avatar
    Violent what does any of your rant have to do with the news post?

    Oh I see now, they locked the other thread and you can't post on it.

    Makes sense now
  1. Kixxenn's Avatar
    The promotion for Sarge was good. I don't think I have to post this here..but I will just incase. Courtesy of Tharid from wowhead:
    After downloading and installing Hearthstone via Battle.net, players have to complete the Mercenaries tutorial and start their first Bounty to unlock Sarge's Tale. The following step-by-step instruction will lead you through your first Mercenaries experience which should take between 10 and 15 minutes of playtime:

    1. Start Hearthstone and click on the Mercenaries entry in the starting menu.
    2. Complete the tutorial by beating all five introductory encounters.
    3. Collect your rewards and move on to the Village screen.
    4. Build your first free building, the Tavern, by visiting the Workshop. The Tavern represents your mercenary collection.
    5. Enter the Tavern and upgrade your mercenaries if possible.
    6. Return to the Village and build your next free building, the Campfire, that serves as a Bounty board.
    7. As your last free building, construct the Travel Point which is needed for transportation to your Bounty locations.
    8. Enter the Travel Point and select the Normal "The Barrens" Bounty.
    9. Select and choose the Level 4 "Ferocious Quilboar" Bounty.
    10. Select, choose, and lock in your Starting Party.
    11. As soon as you've sent your mercenaries on their first adventure, a "The Sarge's Tale Mount" achievement screen will appear.
    12. In World of Warcraft, Sarge's Tale will be available in your Mount Journal as an unopened present.
    13. Unwrap the present to unlock the Sarge's Tale mount!
    Source: https://www.wowhead.com/news/how-to-...enaries-324484

    So you download, pick a free deck, go through tutorial (five matches), speed through some buildings of infrastructures for free, enter the last one you built the 'Travel Point' and select it. You don't even have to finish this bounty you select from the travel point... so this promotion is like five tutorial matches only, which are very easy. (10mins)
    (More in-depth guide above. Which was appreciated.)

    Anyways I have done both promotions. I enjoyed this one much better than last time. The reason for this is the first one you were thrown in a shark tank with other players. Even though I picked beginner rooms, there was lurkers about. (I couldn't understand how they had these cards..that seemed incredibly OP. No where on the level of what I was given to start with..) So this was a much better promotion in a sense it gives players a chance to gain footing and experience of what type of game it is. Another thing I enjoyed is they didn't make us go through the bounty. It was ultimately player's choice. Which was overall a more relaxing feel and made me try out the bounty on my own accord. Probably not everyone will do it, but I did. It was fun. Overall much better improvement. Only nitpick I have is I don't see an achievement for Feat of Strength in World of Warcraft for promotions.

    Anyways, thank you for the free mount.
  1. scubi666stacy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Violent View Post
    Well that's just fuckin sad..
    Here comes the deletion of every movie/music/pop-culture reference for the past, how-ever long WoW's been going now.
    Bit by little bit. Slowly, until there's nothing left. Then when you go to point out that NPC's name to a friend, it has no meaning. "Oh his name is Joe Evrymann, he-he."

    Yes, yes of course in before the Blizz-Bois "It's only the name of some (not-funny), out-dated, insulting joke, that was never funny!"

    Bullshit. (This particular one) Is just a movie reference, from what WAS a very funny movie at the time. And, how TF could something be "out-dated" when it's in a fuckin 15+ year old game? It's a REFERENCE.... IT WAS NOT A JOKE TARGETING ANYONE. IT WAS THE MOVIE-CHARACTERS' NAME. PERIOD.
    This whole thing, is just bullshit.

    You say it's nothing, Now. I tell you, it's everything, and it has already started.
    You found this stupidity funny? Sorry, but good comedy does not rely on such jokes.
    Jim Carrey had many good movies, this was not one of them.
  1. MoanaLisa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Th3Scourge View Post
    Blizzard have bowed to the few emboldened communists devs with blue hair and 24 pronouns.

    And to communists, the past and anything connected to it must be torn down, rewritten and erased.
    Could y'all have a meeting or something and decide if its Communists or prudish right-wingers that are doing this? I see both and it's very confusing.
  1. tru's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MoanaLisa View Post
    Could y'all have a meeting or something and decide if its Communists or prudish right-wingers that are doing this? I see both and it's very confusing.
    The right huh? Lol
  1. bjoerninger's Avatar
    comming at ya again, horseless headman ^^
  1. Th3Scourge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MoanaLisa View Post
    Could y'all have a meeting or something and decide if its Communists or prudish right-wingers that are doing this? I see both and it's very confusing.
    Who mentioned they were prudish right-wingers? I think you might be referring to the 90s and Christian puritans scared that their children were going to turn into satan worshippers.

    This is far worse. At least that's comical.
  1. ElDoorO's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by scubi666stacy View Post
    You found this stupidity funny? Sorry, but good comedy does not rely on such jokes.
    Jim Carrey had many good movies, this was not one of them.
    And you're the authority figure on what is and is not a good movie now? What are your qualifications? How many years experience do you have in this field?

    Since you seem to try to imply subjective things are now objective, I'm curious how you came to that... I mean since you're an authority figure and all.
  1. Miross's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MoanaLisa View Post
    Could y'all have a meeting or something and decide if its Communists or prudish right-wingers that are doing this? I see both and it's very confusing.
    it's not confusing it's pretty simple

    if by right-wingers you mean the zealot christian moms in the 90s , so yes "communists"(4th wave feminist and alphabet activists) do indeed have the same goal which is the removal of sexualization and anything that could possibly offend them and their values in media

    heck even cancel culture isn't something new , however back in the day they had to write letters instead of being answer immediately in social media , so dumb shit like this didn't blow up out of proportion and mostly of the time was ignored.
  1. panda040's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wekko View Post
    Time's change, their game/product not ours. I can say if I were in charge that none of those things would be changed, but I'm not. Someone else is and they have been hired to make these decisions. You can't really fight them, but if they bother you enough you should quit. It's that simple.
    You're right and that's why I unsubbed
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wekko View Post
    Time's change, their game/product not ours. I can say if I were in charge that none of those things would be changed, but I'm not. Someone else is and they have been hired to make these decisions. You can't really fight them, but if they bother you enough you should quit. It's that simple.
    if you were in charge you would keep sexual predators on the team, and keep the references glorifying them within the game?
    Good to know.
  1. Gangresnake's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    if you were in charge you would keep sexual predators on the team, and keep the references glorifying them within the game?
    Good to know.
    Any evidence of Metzen or Pat Nagle being sexual predators ? As far as I remember, even McRee and Afrasiabi weren't let go for sexual harrassment.

    The changes happening to the game right now go way beyond a few names being scrubbed. The current devs have a particular agenda in mind and they're pushing it. People have a right to voice their disagreement without having a pathetic red-herring agitated in their face.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gangresnake View Post
    Any evidence of Metzen or Pat Nagle being sexual predators ? As far as I remember, even McRee and Afrasiabi weren't let go for sexual harrassment.

    The changes happening to the game right now go way beyond a few names being scrubbed. The current devs have a particular agenda in mind and they're pushing it. People have a right to voice their disagreement without having a pathetic red-herring agitated in their face.
    You serious... Afrasiabi was not let go for sexual harrasment?
    my dude what the utter fuck
    he was literally THE MAIN NAME in the lawsuit
    https://www.polygon.com/22598602/bli...ft-cosby-suite

    I know your icon is a snake
    but just how fucking long have you been living under a rock?

    “Afrasiabi was so known to engage in harassment of females that his suite was nicknamed the ‘Crosby Suite’ [sic] after alleged rapist Bill Crosby [sic].”

    with cree literally being fired for the exact same reason.

    how are you so oblivious that you use 2 examples of "people not fired for sexual harassment" who were literally fired for sexual harassment?
  1. Dacia Ultan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MoanaLisa View Post
    Could y'all have a meeting or something and decide if its Communists or prudish right-wingers that are doing this? I see both and it's very confusing.
    Has anyone been attributing it to right-wingers? Because aside from the (heavily rationalized) accusations of prudery (in between accusations of "degeneracy," from people who make it very clear what they're talking about): the accusations they've been making have been of the sort that are customarily aimed at perceived left-wingers (or, rather: at everyone but right-wingers).

    When it's not just the "I'm going to accuse you of politicizing everything while simultaneously both openly politicizing everything myself and pretending that my position is completely apolitical" card, anyhow.

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