Lore Loose Ends: The Tale of Lyndon's Brother

Ghost of Christmas Present - A Special Winter Holiday Card Design Competition

Feast of Winter Veil 2017
The Feast of Winter Veil is upon us again!





Lightsabers Return to Azeroth
A recent hotfix gives many of the Orgrimmar and Stormwind guards red and blue lightsabers, or as close as you can get in WoW!



WoW Alpha Update
A entry for version 8.0.1.25703 of wow_alpha was added to the launcher. This is probably just another step towards a beta next year.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
"wow_alpha": {
    "deprecated": false,
    "instructions_product": "NGDP",
    "instructions_url": "http:\/\/{REGION_CODE}.patch.battle.net:1119\/wowdev",
    "locale_specific_uid": false,
    "locales": [
        "enUS"
    ],
    "requires_sso_token": false,
    "run_64_bit_only": true,
    "sso_launch_argument": "-launcherlogin"
},



This Week in WoW History
We're taking a look back at old MMO-Champion posts and World of Warcraft news that occurred during this time in previous years.

War Games
The start of Arena Season 9 brought the War Games feature to WoW. This new Arena and Battleground mode is a custom game which allows players to battle it out against another group. During these skirmishes no achievements, rankings, or stats are recorder, because they are meant to just be a fun feature allowing players to challenge and fight against each other. Perhaps the most common format to rise is the 5v5 1v1s, where two teams of five people take turns dueling until there is only one team standing.


Blizzard World of Color
The 2011 Blizzard holiday party was hosted at California Adventure, and the company delivered a special surprise. A Blizzard themed light show featured clips from Starcraft II, Diablo III, and World of Warcraft. Each show had a small comic bit followed by a trailer projected on the famous World of Color water fountain.


Reaper of Souls
Closed beta for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls opened, allowing players to opt into beta testing through their Battle.Net page for a chance at an invite. This was the first expansion pack for Diablo III, which was revealed at Gamescom in 2013.


Highmaul Mythic Race
Imperator Mar’gok managed to live 5 days before being defeated by Paragon. Imperator Mar’gok’s secret phase brought back Cho’gall, who was defeated in the Bastion of Twilight during the Cataclysm.


Legion PvP Overhaul
Legion brought numerous changes to the PvP system, in an attempt to make it feel more rewarding. The most notable change was the addition of Honor Levels and Honor Talents. This new talent tree can be unlocked through doing PvP content that rewards Honor. These talents are only usable in PvP combat, however after unlocking all of them players could still advance their Honor Level to gain additional Prestige Levels unlocking cosmetic rewards. Along with the new system, two new arena maps were also introduced into the map pool.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Feast of Winter Veil Live, Lightsabers Return, WoW Alpha Update, WoW History started by chaud View original post
Comments 35 Comments
  1. THEORACLE64's Avatar
    rip elixirs
  1. Sluimerstand's Avatar
    The illusions can also drop from the Stolen Presents.
  1. Affenkatzen18's Avatar
    Varimathas in Antorus also wears the green holiday hat, and drops it. Picked it up on monk a few minutes ago.
  1. Schattenlied's Avatar
    Legion brought numerous changes to the PvP system, in an attempt to make it feel more rewarding.
    And failed miserably, to the point where it's never felt less rewarding than it does now.
  1. Volardelis's Avatar
    But Paragon didn't get world first Highmaul by killing Mar'gok. They got it by killing butcher after they killed Mar'gok.
  1. Kallisto's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Volardelis View Post
    But Paragon didn't get world first Highmaul by killing Mar'gok. They got it by killing butcher after they killed Mar'gok.
    All those in the race agreed that Paragon got world first by beating Mar'gok/Cho'gall. Butcher was not relevent at all.
  1. Mhyroth's Avatar
    harrassment is real, lvl 110s camping Grumpus for 15 minutes now just aoe'ing it for fun.
  1. NeoSaro's Avatar
    "run_64_bit_only": true,
    Drop support for 32 bit?
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NeoSaro View Post
    Drop support for 32 bit?
    Well the option to launch 32 bit hasn't been there for me in Battle.net for a while so I imagine they might be.
  1. Volardelis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisto View Post
    All those in the race agreed that Paragon got world first by beating Mar'gok/Cho'gall. Butcher was not relevent at all.
    Doesn't matter, world first is the first one to clear the raid, not kill the final boss.
  1. Darastrix's Avatar
    "Glowing Gift is also new this year, with no listed source."

    I recieved this in the box from either "You're a mean one" or the followup quest. Can't remember which one.
  1. CheeseDoodlez's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Volardelis View Post
    Doesn't matter, world first is the first one to clear the raid, not kill the final boss.
    I guess you and the three others that belive that can just pretend that's how it works then.
  1. Cysia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Volardelis View Post
    Doesn't matter, world first is the first one to clear the raid, not kill the final boss.
    in Hm butcher, tectus, and brackenspore were basicly optional bosses. Only kargath ,twin ogron and ko'ragh were required to do to acces the final boss.
  1. BSwitch's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darastrix View Post
    "Glowing Gift is also new this year, with no listed source."

    I recieved this in the box from either "You're a mean one" or the followup quest. Can't remember which one.
    Same thing here - the Greench quest gift gave it to me.
  1. App's Avatar
    "Highmaul was the first Mythic raid to feature the new 20 man raid size." I'm like 99.999% sure SoO had Mythic after the pre-patch changes.
  1. DesoPL's Avatar
    I wish you all to not be greedy in 2018.
  1. Forogil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mhyroth View Post
    harrassment is real, lvl 110s camping Grumpus for 15 minutes now just aoe'ing it for fun.
    Or because they don't manage to tag it either.
  1. Laylriana's Avatar
    So Hearthstation is Horde races only?
  1. Ausr's Avatar
    Oh that's cool. Add a pet to a snowglobe in major cities with a fucking 30 minute cooldown that's guaranteed to be camped to shit. Great idea, Blizzard. Bravo.
  1. ScorpioRGc1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Schattenlied View Post
    And failed miserably, to the point where it's never felt less rewarding than it does now.
    I disagree. As someone who never really enjoyed PVP, the Prestige system's rewards has gotten me to start doingm ore than just PVP WQs...lately I've done more PVP than PvE content and I'm enjoying it more than I had in the past.

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