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Patch 7.3.5 PTR - Build 25848
The latest PTR build flagged the client as a Release Candidate.



Patch 7.3.5 - Artifact Instability
Patch 7.3.5 adds the send off for our Artifact weapons. A recent PTR build added some visual effects of the instability that results from the send off.

A recent build also changed how the Artifact Power numbers increase or decrease once your Artifact is unstable. Now your Artifact will increase in Artifact Power until February 2nd, then the total Artifact Power displayed will decrease until March 2nd. On March 19 it will begin to increase very very rapidly. This effect is probably only visual and your actual Artifact Power may not change.





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.

Mists of Pandaria: Pet Battles
Pet Battles were added in Mists of Pandaria and are still around today. This new content allowed players to collect battle pets and face off against other players, trainers or battle pets. The initial design had some features such as certain pets only spawning under very specific conditions (i.e - time of day or weather). The basics of the system were a level 25 cap with 6 total abilities.


Spell Animations in Patch 5.2
Warlocks, Rogues and Monks got updated spell animations on this PTR build. The spells that were updated were Nimble Brew, Ring of Peace, Hit and Run, Marked for Death and Blood Fear. Some of these abilities, such as Ring of Peace, have been updated in later patches as well.


Swift Windsteed
The newest addition to the Blizzard Store was the Swift Windsteed, which is the Pandaria themed mount floating on a cloud. As with all store mounts, this one scales with riding skill and is available to all characters on the account that purchase it.


Chinese Gaming Theme Park
China opened a theme park which featured a variety of gaming titles. In 2013, a Reddit user shared some pictures from their trip to the park, which had a few Warcraft and Starcraft features.


Patch 6.1
The first content patch of Warlords of Draenor brought small updates to a variety of systems as well as Twitter functionality within World of Warcraft. After the new character models were implemented, there were a few complaints which got fixed during this update. We also saw the addition of the Heirloom tab to make it easier to navigate and create heirlooms on alt characters. The Death Recap panel also got a small upgrade which made it easier to figure out what killed you during combat.


Patch 7.1.5
The first major balance patch of Legion brought a large number of changes to the game. The most important was the increase of secondary stats on jewelry. Secondary stat amounts on jewelry were increased to make them have a larger overall impact on stats since jewelry doesn't have primary stats. This patch also brought two new pieces of content with the addition of Mists of Pandaria Timewalking and the return of the Brawler’s guild. Hunter traps and the Mage Barriers also got new animations to better fit the specs.



Heroes of the Storm Patch Notes
A new patch released for Heroes of the Storm on January 9th, 2018. Highlights include the introduction of Blaze, the new hero from Starcraft!





Overwatch League
Overwatch released a new patch on January 9th to go along with the start of the first stage of Season One for the Overwatch League going on now through January 13th. The patch includes new skins for each hero with color schemes coordinating with the different competing teams.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 7.3.5 - Release Build, Artifact Instability, WoW History, Overwatch League started by chaud View original post
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  1. TheDestinatus's Avatar
    I love that they are taking the AP away, only thing funnier than making people grind numbers for 2 years is making them watch as you take those numbers away.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDestinatus View Post
    I love that they are taking the AP away, only thing funnier than making people grind numbers for 2 years is making them watch as you take those numbers away.
    Now your Artifact will increase in (displayed) Artifact Power until February 2nd, then the total Artifact Power displayed will decrease until March 2nd. On March 19 it will begin to increase very very rapidly.

    It will increase, decrease and then rapidly increase as it is unstable. You are not actually losing anything until Battle for Azeroth. Your traits will still be there.
  1. Enan1981's Avatar
    I really hope we'd give em a good send off... This is one of those times I feel sentimental about something over a video game. Ill miss them...
  1. Thrackerzod's Avatar
    I just hope we can keep the talents somehow, I'm so used to using Wake of Ashes now I can't imagine not having it.
  1. Direpenguin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thrackerzod View Post
    I just hope we can keep the talents somehow, I'm so used to using Wake of Ashes now I can't imagine not having it.
    It will still be there, but you can only access them during the last 2 months of a patch via grinding out the Talents Pathfinder achievement. And even then, the talents won't be available in all content.
  1. off3nc3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDestinatus View Post
    I love that they are taking the AP away, only thing funnier than making people grind numbers for 2 years is making them watch as you take those numbers away.
    Yea it's beyond hilarious and depressing at the same time , this whole expansion was one BIG AP grind 24/7. They messed up so bad with this system..
  1. Kallor's Avatar
    Not trying to be negative, but do people find these "This week in WoW back then" articles interesting? For me it just takes up space, and isn't really worth the read.
  1. Killmaim Deathbringer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kallor View Post
    Not trying to be negative, but do people find these "This week in WoW back then" articles interesting? For me it just takes up space, and isn't really worth the read.
    I agree, what a disgusting waste of space. Just add a button to wowhead that is "On this day" like facebook
  1. tangers58's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Killmaim Deathbringer View Post
    I agree, what a disgusting waste of space. Just add a button to wowhead that is "On this day" like facebook
    Then scroll by it? People cry about anything around here.
  1. Marrilaife's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kallor View Post
    Not trying to be negative, but do people find these "This week in WoW back then" articles interesting? For me it just takes up space, and isn't really worth the read.
    At least better than regurgitating Ghostcrawler's tweets years after he left Blizzard...

    And well... front page posts can't look too short unless it's super extra emergency announcement, I guess.
  1. Mask's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Marrilaife View Post
    At least better than regurgitating Ghostcrawler's tweets years after he left Blizzard...

    And well... front page posts can't look too short unless it's super extra emergency announcement, I guess.
    I miss Ghostcrawler tweets. They are always great.
  1. Lunahh's Avatar
    I don't get the artifact instability. I'd rather just have the artifact weapons destroyed with a big boom at the end of the expansion instead of them slowly withering away. It just feels super bad like that. And isn't it almost a year til the next expansion? This could have waited til shortly before the new expansion is released.
  1. Tarx's Avatar
    I really like the flashing of the artifacts traits .
  1. Trajer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kallor View Post
    Not trying to be negative, but do people find these "This week in WoW back then" articles interesting? For me it just takes up space, and isn't really worth the read.
    If it was actually history. This had 7.1.5 which was just months ago. I'd love posts about what was happening this week 10 years ago...
  1. tuxedobob's Avatar
    Now the diablo 3 links want me to merge my account with Twitch?

    Guess that's another site I have to log out of.
  1. JohnRoads's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mask View Post
    I miss Ghostcrawler tweets. They are always great.
    I know you are joking, but just in case someone scrolls past and do miss them they are found here: https://askghostcrawler.tumblr.com/

    You have to sort out the non wow ones though.
  1. Rustedsaint's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kallor View Post
    Not trying to be negative, but do people find these "This week in WoW back then" articles interesting? For me it just takes up space, and isn't really worth the read.
    Everything is interesting to someone somewhere,
  1. Kallor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rustedsaint View Post
    Everything is interesting to someone somewhere,
    But some things aren't interesting to most people, and thus not worthy of the space it takes up. I mean if it was ancient WoW history I could understand it, but stuff that happened merely a few years ago?
  1. Katsutomai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kallor View Post
    But some things aren't interesting to most people, and thus not worthy of the space it takes up. I mean if it was ancient WoW history I could understand it, but stuff that happened merely a few years ago?
    Who are you to say what is or isn't interesting to most people?
  1. Daevied's Avatar
    two years and still dont remember my weapons name

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