Update: US realms are up after a fairly short maintenance.

Upcoming Extended Maintenance
Both the US and EU are having eight hour maintenance again this week.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
We will be performing scheduled maintenance beginning on Friday, January 19th, 7:00 AM (PST) and we expect the service to be available again at approximately 3:00 PM (PST). During this time the game will be unavailable for play.

We will be performing scheduled maintenance beginning on Saturday, January 20th, 02:00 AM (CET) and we expect the service to be available again at approximately 10:00 (CET). During this time the game will be unavailable for play.

Patch 7.3.5 PTR - Build 25875
Another little build went out to the PTR today. Mimiron's Head is back in the dungeon Journal and NPC health changes are in.

NPC Health Changes
The previously mentioned fix for Mists of Pandaria and Warlords bosses is in this build. A fix for Normal and Heroic dungeon NPCs having the wrong amount of health is also in.

Mists of Pandaria
  • Raid boss health reduced by 32% compared to live. Immerseus (Normal 10) now has 4.05 million health compared to 5.95 million on live.
  • Level 90 NPC health reduced by 51% (at Player Level 100)
  • Level 90 NPC health reduced by 32% (at Player Level 90)

Warlords of Draenor
  • Raid boss health reduced by 42% compared to live.
  • Level 90 NPC health reduced by 7% (at Player Level 90)
  • Level 95 NPC health reduced by 9% (at Player Level 95)
  • Level 98 NPC health reduced by 22% (at Player Level 98)
  • Level 99 NPC health reduced by 33% (at Player Level 99)
  • Level 100 NPC health reduced by 42% (at Player Level 100)
  • Level 100 NPC health reduced by 59% (at Player Level 110)


Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Racials
Lightforged Draenei
  • Light's Judgment Call down a strike of Holy energy, dealing [ 400% of Spell Power or 500% [ 500% of Spell Power or 625% of AP ] Holy damage to enemies within 5 yards after 3 sec. Lightforged Draenei Racial. 40 yd range. Instant. 2.5 min cooldown.

Nightborne



String Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BACKPACK_AUTHENTICATOR_EXTRA_SLOTS_ADDED - You gained 4 backpack slots for having an Authenticator attached to your account. and SMS Protect attached to your account.



Heroes of the Storm - MechaStorm
Blizzard released a promotional video for the Mecha skins and bundles.



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 Challenge Modes
The first iteration of highly challenging dungeons was introduced in Mists of Pandaria. Challenge modes were timed runs, which standardized everyone's gear to prevent overpowering. Rewards included mounts, transmog, titles and pets based on time scores. This system was also used in Warlords of Draenor with some minor tweaks, which then evolved into the Mythic+ system we see in Legion.


Isle of the Thunder King
Patch 5.2 brought the Isle of the Thunder King daily zone. This new area had a variety of factions and monsters. This zone is still accessible via a portal near the Shado-Pan Garrison in Townlong Steppes and could be an interesting place to visit to anyone who hasn’t collected the Throne of Thunder transmog items, or the mount from Nalak.


Iron Skyreaver
The newest addition to the Blizzard Shop was the Iron Skyreaver during Warlords of Draenor. This mount was bred for war by the Iron Horde beastmasters, and is still available for purchase.


Anniversary Gifts
In early 2015 Blizzard sent out a statue of an orc riding a wolf to all the members of the community who have been subscribed to the game since the beginning. Marking the 10 year anniversary of these players and as a token of appreciation, one time veteran gifts were sent to all eligible players.


Songs of Azeroth Act 4
AFK [email protected] released their newest episode of the Songs of Azeroth songs. Act 4, “Home Is Where The War Is” commemorates PvP players and their dedication to battlegrounds.


The Nighthold
The opening of Nighthold marked the first real tier of the expansion. Tier 19 had 11 bosses ending with the defeat of Gul’dan. The opening of the raid also meant that it was time to upgrade our legendary items. For the first time in Legion, players were given a repeatable quest to upgrade all legendary items from their base 910 item level to 940. This system was kept for all following raids, and is now used as a catch-up mechanic for players who are still missing legendaries.


Patch 7.2 On PTR
This content patch brought many changes and developments to story lines of the expansion. All classes got to continue their Order Hall Campaign and earn new followers. The Broken Shore was added as a new quest hub for the Tomb of Sargeras, and brought a new faction along with new world quests. One of the most anticipated feature of this patch was the Mage Tower challenge, which allows players to try themselves against a tough boss to unlock a new artifact appearance.


Class Mounts
The hype was building after the announcement of class mounts at Blizzcon. Patch 7.2 introduced the mount models, and soon it was found that completing the Breaching the Tomb achievement, along with the new Order Hall Campaign, would unlock them. Most of the mounts have specific color patterns indicating the specialization of the player riding it.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Upcoming Extended Maintenance, Patch 7.3.5 PTR - Build 25875, Heroes - MechaStorm started by chaud View original post
Comments 90 Comments
  1. Scifix's Avatar
    Are they f****** serious? a maintenance on a saturday? My favorite day to sit down and play wow all night? for christs sake
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Scifix View Post
    Are they f****** serious? a maintenance on a saturday? My favorite day to sit down and play wow all night? for christs sake
    Probably something that can't be fixed with a simple hotfix.

    As you are in Norway I'll assume you are in EU. It's 2-10 in the MORNING. Not night. So you will still be able to play during the evening and mid morning.
  1. Christhammer's Avatar
    Hope they fix all the bugs in dungeon aswell. Just did Arcway and the damn spider boss does not even come down since the patch!
  1. Daedius's Avatar
    wow @ maintenance on the weekend, a very non-crucial one at that...


    And that Mechastorm thing, feels like Blizzard copying what Riot have done with an Anime vid, how they use various styles in all their vids...
  1. Scifix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Probably something that can't be fixed with a simple hotfix.

    As you are in Norway I'll assume you are in EU. It's 2-10 in the MORNING. Not night. So you will still be able to play during the evening and mid morning.
    Work and other things makes those my favorite hours to play
  1. Lilbruz's Avatar
    They are not just doing a maintenance to annoy anyone...they do it because they HAVE to. And I´ll bet it doesnt even take that long. Relax
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daedius View Post
    wow @ maintenance on the weekend, a very non-crucial one at that...


    And that Mechastorm thing, feels like Blizzard copying what Riot have done with an Anime vid, how they use various styles in all their vids...
    How do you know it's non crucial?

    They wouldn't be doing an 8 hour maintenance on the weekend over a non crucial issue. It would just be either a few hours or a simple hotfix.
  1. Daedius's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    How do you know it's non crucial?

    They wouldn't be doing an 8 hour maintenance on the weekend over a non crucial issue. It would just be either a few hours or a simple hotfix.
    Raid boss HP adjustments for people levelling... ?
  1. Cæli's Avatar
    If someone have your phone number, email adress and name, he can access your account exploiting the Blizzard's SMS thingy returning post data.
  1. athrun7189's Avatar
    Holy shit its the end of the world
    i wont be able to play the whole weekend
    what am i gonna doooooooooooo
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daedius View Post
    Raid boss HP adjustments for people levelling... ?
    That is a PTR build.

    We don't know if it's going live on Saturday.

    Not to mention the few other plethora of bugs people have been reporting since the patch dropped.

    Not everything can be done with a simple hotfix. Even Blizzard aren't that mighty.
  1. Bigthumbb's Avatar
    I'm a little confused...are they only nerfing MoP and WoD raid content, or are they nerfing the hp of MoP/WoD mobs out in the world as well?
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigthumbb View Post
    I'm a little confused...are they only nerfing MoP and WoD raid content, or are they nerfing the hp of MoP/WoD mobs out in the world as well?
    Mobs in the world had their health adjusted as well.
  1. JhonnyQ's Avatar
    perfect example that somebody is always crying no matter what blizzard does
  1. A-sayo's Avatar
    Blizzard have to do that because of the important amount of bugs (and the HP changes) to fix. I'll gladly wait and do something else in the meantime.
  1. Dracullus's Avatar
    I'm glad that old raids buff wasn't intented. I wish Blizz would something more as recompensate - for example let us finally skip Karazhan Chess Event and Spine of Deathwing. Also Dragon Soul LFR had really bad drop rate last time I checked.
  1. iamthedevil's Avatar
    Can I get a mecha Tyrael armor set in wow please, thanks.
  1. Volrog's Avatar
    I firmly believe that the PTR has no purpose. They just ignore every bug report possible and just drag whatever crap they code and slap it on live and go back to playing random games on steam.
  1. Steelfox's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daedius View Post
    Raid boss HP adjustments for people levelling... ?
    Obviously they aren't going to come out and say what critical bug or exploit is being fixed so people can abuse it before it gets fixed.

    Also you can turn yourself invisible and untargetable amidst the heaps of other bugs that have broken pretty much every aspect of the game. Seems pretty broken to me.
  1. Twix's Avatar
    They better give us some gametime as compensation for this shitty patch.

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