Blood-Soaked Tome of Dark Whispers Hotfix
Blizzard has hotfixed Blood-Soaked Tome of Dark Whispers to drop from Zul on Normal difficulty and up. It was discovered yesterday that it would drop for Hunters that Hearthstoned out during the fight, but this was unintended. This item allows Hunters to tame the Blood Beasts added in Battle for Azeroth.

Update: The original intention was to require defeating Heroic Zul with a raid of only Hunters. However, there was a bug that caused it to be granted to a few Hunters through unintentional means. In the spirit of fairness, we've made it drop from any Normal or higher Zul kill.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Blood-Soaked Tome of Dark Whispers Hotfix started by chaud View original post
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  1. Sar-'s Avatar
    Yep, that was a shit show.
  1. The Anax's Avatar
    Clearly, this means Blood Trolls will be playable as hunters. Clearly.



    Clearly so.
  1. Muajin76's Avatar
    Ooooh much better!
  1. Aigilas's Avatar
    i wonder what it was "meant" be to as people have already cleared normal/heroic zul and didnt get it, and the only way they had got it was through a "bug"
  1. Muajin76's Avatar
    Would be nice if they added a new spirit beast or two in Bfa..but oh well.
  1. Eats Compost's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aigilas View Post
    i wonder what it was "meant" be to as people have already cleared normal/heroic zul and didnt get it, and the only way they had got it was through a "bug"
    That can’t be the case, because they sent out the tweet hint about how to get it way after it would’ve been obvious that it wasn’t working.
  1. fatgunn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aigilas View Post
    i wonder what it was "meant" be to as people have already cleared normal/heroic zul and didnt get it, and the only way they had got it was through a "bug"
    Something in the fight probably set off some flag that caused you to be ineligible. Hearthing out mustve have either reset that flag or caused it not to trigger. Ideally Blizz wouldve have set it so that hearthing also made you ineligible and you would have to be present for the kill in order to obtain the tome.
  1. Lenarific's Avatar
    Beta for azeroth
  1. aeuhe4yxzhds's Avatar
    Yeah hotfix... because it was supposed to drop normally.

    Do people believe blizzard anymore?
  1. redwolfrain's Avatar
    Last time i believed blizzard i waited three months thinking the arms war hidden artifact skin was ingame.. imagine my surprise when it "technically" was in game but needed a "hotfix" to allow people to get it.
  1. Fabled's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by redwolfrain View Post
    Last time i believed blizzard i waited three months thinking the arms war hidden artifact skin was ingame.. imagine my surprise when it "technically" was in game but needed a "hotfix" to allow people to get it.
    Reminds me of the Sha of Anger mount debacle.
    Blizzard: "Of course it's in the game!"
    Players with proof it isn't: "But it's not."
    Blizzard:
  1. Nyres's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aigilas View Post
    i wonder what it was "meant" be to as people have already cleared normal/heroic zul and didnt get it, and the only way they had got it was through a "bug"
    According to the wow dev twitter it was supposed to drop from only Heroic Zul if you beat him with only hunters in the raid. A.K.A might as well have not been put in at all.
  1. Ryanite's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nyres View Post
    According to the wow dev twitter it was supposed to drop from only Heroic Zul if you beat him with only hunters in the raid. A.K.A might as well have not been put in at all.
    I wonder if it counts the hunters at the beginning of the fight or once he dies? Might've been able to have everyone but the hunters hearth at a few percent left?
  1. MrExcelion's Avatar
    I want to know the story behind the guy that tried hearthing mid-fight and if it was intentional or not. Probably intentional since he was going for the hidden flag angle, but reminded me of this

    https://clips.twitch.tv/SpotlessImpo...zonPanicBasket
  1. Aigilas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nyres View Post
    According to the wow dev twitter it was supposed to drop from only Heroic Zul if you beat him with only hunters in the raid. A.K.A might as well have not been put in at all.
    yer i gotta be honest i cannot have imagined a worse way to implement it then an all hunter heroic zul kill, no way that would be toxic
  1. kaid's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nyres View Post
    According to the wow dev twitter it was supposed to drop from only Heroic Zul if you beat him with only hunters in the raid. A.K.A might as well have not been put in at all.
    Yup that's basically saying it was intended nobody get this until the expansion was done and people went back after it next expansion when they overgeared it aka stupid.
  1. Mayia's Avatar
    I'm not very keen on this stuff being current tier raid stuff, quest line or something would've been so much cooler.
  1. Baneleaf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Muajin76 View Post
    Would be nice if they added a new spirit beast or two in Bfa..but oh well.

    While I agree we could use more spirit beast, I do not think this is the expansion for it. With all of the other new hunter pets added it may be a bit overboard, especially since spirit beast are now all tanks they have lost a little of the excitement.
  1. AlmightyGerkin's Avatar
    All their thought process went to the hivemind mount and nothing really special was added for hunters taming blood beasts.
  1. Marrilaife's Avatar
    No idea why were they trying to make it some super convoluted secret. So far tomes for extra families weren't super convoluted to get:
    - mechanicals - crafted by engineers
    - featherbeasts - buy from the order hall after doing class mount quest and filling your artifact (that part is probably removed now that artifact is burnt)
    - dinos - farm elites on Oondasta's island (I think it was soloable even when current)

    Getting 1 pet could be hidden behind challenge or secret, but a whole family?

    And tbh not everyone is a raider, so a solo challenge (like Fenryr tame) is more fair to everyone than requiring a full raid.

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