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Shu-zen, the Divine Sentinel Mount
The Shu-zen, the Divine Sentinel mount has been released on Chinese realms and is a gift for purchasing 6 months of subscription time during the Year of the Dog promotion that runs from February 12 to February 25. This is currently a China only promotion.

These gift boxes contain some consumable TCG items and also have a very low chance to contain a TCG mount.






Battle for Azeroth - Item Level Squish
Battle for Azeroth implements an item level squish and we have updated the WoWDB Beta site to reflect the new stats and item levels.





WoW Arena Championship: North America Qualifier Cup #1
The first NA Arena cup was held this weekend!





Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Tune in for the North America Qualifier cup #1 this weekend. You can see all the action live on Twitch beginning at 10:00 a.m. PST Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11. Casters Rich Campbell, Adrian “Healingstat” Archer-Lock, Elliott “Venruki” Venczel, and Mohammed “Ziqo” Beshir will be on hand to keep you on top of all the exciting 3v3 arena action.

Tournament Information
  • Competitors will engage in 3v3 Arena Tournaments on live realms.
  • Sign-ups are open to all interested parties and no arena rating is required.
  • Top point earners from North America & Europe will be invited to compete at the Spring Finals in March for their share of $100,000.
  • Team rosters consist of up to 4-players, but teams can sign-up with 3.
  • Tournament Mode is required; all gear is normalized while Honor Talents and Artifact Power are maxed.

Prize Pool
  • 1st place: $5,000, 180 points
  • 2nd place: $2,800, 120 points
  • 3rd place: $1,600, 80 points
  • 4th place: $600, 60 points
  • 5th and 6th places: 40 points each
  • 7th and 8th places: 20 points each
  • 9th – 12th places: 12 points each

Venruki's Teams to Watch
Caster and esport personality Elliott “Venruki is a former World Champion and an established member of our analyst desk. Check out his to 5 teams to watch for the North America region below:

#1
Team Name: Method Black
Roster: Snutz, Smexxin, Samiyam, Gorecki

Snutz holds the most World Championship appearances of any North American player having placed top 3 five times since 2010. Last year was the first time Snutz played in a regional final and failed to qualify for the World Championship. For a player of his caliber, this was unacceptable and resulted in him going back to the drawing board. With a hand-sculpted roster, who currently sit 1st on the NA ladder, Venruki puts this team at Number 1.

#2
Team Name: Super Frogs
Roster: Chanimals, Wealthyman, Mageiden, Kubzy

Another all-star roster, Chanimals leads his frog army again with the addition of Mageiden for this year. Chanimals was the most recent North American representative to hold the World Championship, and he hopes adding Mageiden on the mage will free up Wealthyman in more of a multi-classing role. Utilizing his elemental shaman, they could run the Warlock-Shaman-Druid composition we saw XRB use to win Europe Cup #1.

#3
Team Name: Bologna Ponies
Roster: Novoz, Thugonomics, Chunli, Vellido

Formerly known as Splyce, this is one of the few rosters to stick together through the off-season. This team came 5th at BlizzCon last year utilizing Vellido and Chunli’s synergy as Windwalker Monk, Death knight. This composition is still strong, and with Thugonomics bringing his patented Destruction Warlock, this is a team that should be feared.

#4
Team Name: Method Orange
Roster: Trill, Mes, Cdew

Another strong cleave team, Trill and Mes are melee specialists. They’ve added Cdew for 2018 and hope to bank in his experience as a 3x BlizzCon competitor in return for that final acolyte all 3 of them are so hungry to achieve. As a fan favorite, these players are popular streamers and Venruki states this support can give them a home-town advantage. The roster is still hosting try-outs for a 4th to round out the squad, so watch this space!

#5
Team Name: The Rejects
Roster: Jahmilli, Roastyz, Sethcurry, Rubcub

Every off-season has sob-stories, but you wouldn’t think this is one looking at the roster. Each of the 4 players are considered some of the best of their class, and although they haven’t ever played together this makes them a real wildcard. Jahmilli led Tempo Storm to #1 in online competition last year, and if we learned anything from BlizzCon 2017, it was to never count out Rubcub.

You can stay on top of all the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship brackets, rules, and tournament information on Battlefy.

Where to Watch:

English Stream - https://www.twitch.tv/warcraft

Dark Legacy Comics #620
DLC #620 has been released.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Shu-zen, the Divine Sentinel Mount, Item Level Squish, NA Arena Cup #1, DLC #620 started by chaud View original post
Comments 81 Comments
  1. Mush's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shad View Post
    So 25$ once vs 6month aka 90$ once?

    I don't see the problem
    For a sub I'm already paying? Aka free?
  1. Shad's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mush View Post
    For a sub I'm already paying? Aka free?
    UNLUCKY friend.

    Also "sub I'm already paying" what does mean? You have already six month covered? If yes -> UNLUCKY
    If not -> doesn't change nothing you pay now 6 months instead of subbing each month or 2 months.
    If you are paying with gold like me logic presume that you have enough gold to cover so..

    Since it is a promotion you aren't forced.
  1. mathiaslindberg's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Finear View Post
    why tho? lvl 120 isn't that different from 60
    I would like to see a level and XP squish, meaning you would have to complete fewer zones on a continent, but you'd still get to finish a zone's story. Currently you don't get to finish every expansion's questing without hitting max level anyway. This won't fix it, it'll just make leveling easier for new players.

    Current:
    1-60 Classic
    60-70 Outland
    70-80 Northrend
    80-85 Cataclysm
    85-90 Pandaria
    90-100 Draenor
    100-110 Legion
    110-120 BfA

    New:
    1-30 Classic
    30-35 Outland
    35-40 Northrend
    40-45 Cataclysm
    45-50 Pandaria
    50-55 Draenor
    55-60 Legion
    60-70 BfA

    The reason Blizzard hasn't reduced the amount of levels, is because they learned from Cataclysm that anything less than 10 levels for a new expansion wasn't satisfying enough. They could keep making new expansions 10 levels, and then half the amount of XP and zones you need by reducing it to 5 levels post-expansion. A year or so after Legion was released you could outlevel the Broken Isles by completing only half of the zones if you had heirlooms and did invasions.
  1. Rivux's Avatar
    It doubles as a mount and a consumable for them...
  1. Fjordkeeper's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Finear View Post
    why tho? lvl 120 isn't that different from 60
    These are my reasons for it:
    - The psychological aspect. It's just like the rested XP portrayal when wow first came out:
    rested XP used to give you 100% exp gain, while not rested gave you 50%. People didn't like that at all, so blizzard changed the text from 50% to 100% and 100% to 200%, without changing anything on the actual XP gain. People stopped complaining after that. 120 seems like a ridiculously high number to grind through. Making it smaller would probably bring same results as the rested XP change.
    - Talents & Skills at every level, which makes a level-up more rewarding and therefore more fun.
  1. Ishayu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mathiaslindberg View Post
    I would like to see a level and XP squish, meaning you would have to complete fewer zones on a continent, but you'd still get to finish a zone's story. Currently you don't get to finish every expansion's questing without hitting max level anyway. This won't fix it, it'll just make leveling easier for new players.

    Current:
    1-60 Classic
    60-70 Outland
    70-80 Northrend
    80-85 Cataclysm
    85-90 Pandaria
    90-100 Draenor
    100-110 Legion
    110-120 BfA

    New:
    1-30 Classic
    30-35 Outland
    35-40 Northrend
    40-45 Cataclysm
    45-50 Pandaria
    50-55 Draenor
    55-60 Legion
    60-70 BfA

    The reason Blizzard hasn't reduced the amount of levels, is because they learned from Cataclysm that anything less than 10 levels for a new expansion wasn't satisfying enough. They could keep making new expansions 10 levels, and then half the amount of XP and zones you need by reducing it to 5 levels post-expansion. A year or so after Legion was released you could outlevel the Broken Isles by completing only half of the zones if you had heirlooms and did invasions.
    I sort-of like this idea, but I'd probably have gone with a hybrid.

    1-40 Classic
    30-40 tBC/WotLK (completely optional)
    40-50 Cata/MoP
    50-60 WoD/Legion
    60-70 BfA

    I just like the idea of most levels coming with rewards, and right now we get a lot of levels with no character advancements. That feels bad.
  1. Fummockelchen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ishayu View Post
    I just like the idea of most levels coming with rewards, and right now we get a lot of levels with no character advancements. That feels bad for me.
    fixed your thought flaw there buddy.
    A level squish is just silly and should never happen. People being scared of bigger numbers is just silly.
    ANd I personally want to see my toon one day at level 200
  1. Pickynerd's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mathiaslindberg View Post
    6 months is more like $78
    More like 50 dollars, or less, in China. 11 a month, but the discount for 3+ months saves something, but I'm not sure how much.

    But 6 months during a drought is steep AF if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivux View Post
    It doubles as a mount and a consumable for them...
    Lmao!!

    I love dogs, but that shits funny.
  1. Dispraise's Avatar
    I want the dog mount. Why can't I have the dog mount? Give me the dog mount.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rivux View Post
    It doubles as a mount and a consumable for them...
    I laughed.
  1. TheDeeGee's Avatar
    We will be able to buy then Dog Mount years from now, just like the chinese can buy Tyreal's Mount because it was Annual Pass in Europe and US only.
  1. Kuja's Avatar
    There will be no new content for 6 months, but if you sub for that time, we'll throw in a doggo mount! Those TCG items seem interesting though
  1. Aesahaettr's Avatar
    Are some people really bitching about a drought? It's hardly an unexpected period, and frankly I've still got loads to keep me going.
  1. Turbotef's Avatar
    I do love that mount but I already have the excellent Imperial Quillen from the MoP digital deluxe so I'm good.
  1. Deruyter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rivux View Post
    It doubles as a mount and a consumable for them...
    Ok, that made me LOL hard
  1. Maklor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kul Tiras View Post
    That's the gayest mount I've ever seen.
    I guess you would know
  1. jk1895's Avatar
    I hate the item squish! 20% crit vs. 5% crit. Yes Bli$$ard take my money. Idiots
  1. Arvandor's Avatar
    we ride what we eat..
  1. Dejo93's Avatar
    Chow Chow anyone?
  1. CharrforLife's Avatar
    The 'DOG' Mount with the 'CAT' moves... common Blizz... you have Wolf mounts, use those moves.
  1. zomgzerg's Avatar
    5k prize pool after they offer esports spots for 60 million lol

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