Patch 8.2.5 - Live This Week!
Patch 8.2.5 is live this week!



Official Patch Notes



New Worgen and Goblin Character Models
Worgen and Goblins are finally getting their long anticipated model updates!



Updated Worgen Animations
Worgen will also be receiving some changes to their animations. The most notable changes come in their casting and running animations!



15th Anniversary Event
While likely not going live tomorrow, sometime soon after we will see the 15th anniversary event in game! Take on old bosses in special raids and partake in classic Alterac Valley to earn unique rewards such as the Obsidian Worldbreaker mount!





War Campaign Concludes
The war campaign will finally come to a thrilling conclusion in patch 8.2.5! The entire quest chain has been encrypted and untested on the PTR so we won't know what happens until it is revealed!



New Magni Quest Chain
The patch will also bring a new quest chain involving Magni and the search for Wrathion to cleanse Ebonhorn of the Old Gods' whispers.





Party Sync
Patch 8.2.5 introduces party sync, a new way to sync to a friends level and play together, including queuing for low level dungeons!




Recruit A Friend Returns
Recruit a Friend is returning with new rewards and updates!



New Alliance Mount - Honeyback Harvester
Alliance players will finally be able to do a lengthy grind quest to claim the long awaited bee mount, the Honeyback Harvester!








New Show Final Destination Button in Quest Log
Patch 8.2.5 will add a new button to the quest log allowing you to see the final destination of a quest to plan your own route. You can toggle between this and the "show travel route" button freely.





Firelands Raid Added to Cataclysm Timewalking
Firelands has been added as timewalking raid during Cataclysm Timewalking.



Updated Worgen Portrait Pictures on Character Creation Screen
Patch 8.2.5 comes with the new worgen models, and so the portraits on the character creation menu have also been updated. The goblin ones remain the same.



Embassy Changes
Patch 8.2.5 has seen some changes to the faction embassies. The faction leaders have all left and only the Pandaren leaders remain with various representatives from the current allied races.

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Character Appears in Mount Journal
When you preview a mount in the Mount Journal, you now see your character riding the mount! This feature can be toggled off if desired.



New Character Menu UI Updates
The character menu UI now displays an opaque logo of the character's faction as well as their class name being color-coded like in game.




Black Market Auction House Additions


Log in Changes
You can now log into the game via your email or telephone number.



Additional Changes and Additions
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Holiday Updates
Lunar Festival
Embark on an adventure around Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms to complete the Rite of the Moon and help an old druid bless her Staff of Moonflowers. In return, she will enchant your flower crowns so they never die, and you can transmogrify them year-round!

Characters
  • Goblins
    • Goblins now wave at Gobber after casting Pack Hobgoblin (Racial).
    • Gobber now waves back at the player and makes a sound when summoned.
    • Rocket Barrage (Racial) now makes sound and the rockets launch from the belt instead of the caster’s feet.

Classes
  • Increased the size of the visual indicating where a player will resurrect after accepting a resurrection during combat.
  • Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Beast Master
      • Animal Companion (Talent) now reduces extra pet damage by 35% (was 40%).
  • Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Holy
      • Glimmer of Light (Azerite Trait) can now be dispelled by abilities that remove Magic effects.
  • Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Blind’s debuff is now displayed on enemy nameplates.
  • Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • A player that can Reincarnate from Ancestral Protection Totem (Talent) now sees a glowing screen edge and visual effect.
      • Restoration
        • Deluge (Talent) now increases the healing of Healing Wave and Healing Surge, in addition to Chain Heal.

Items and Rewards
  • Added Glyph of Lavish Servings which allows Mages to change the appearance of their Mage Table.
  • Players who collected Upgraded Dungeon Set pieces can now replace sold or destroyed pieces for 75 Darkmoon Prize Tickets from Barum while Darkmoon Faire is active.
  • Raddon’s Cascading Eyes can now only reduce the cooldown of Eye Beam by up to a maximum of 20 seconds per cast of Eye Beam.
  • Timewalking vendors now restrict their wares to those who can participate in their respective Timewalking events.

Player versus Player
  • Battlegrounds
    • Epic Ashran
      • New Ancient Artifact: Solar Sphere
        • A new artifact of power has been discovered in Ashran’s underground mines—the Solar Sphere. The faction who captures its power will gain 20% haste while controlled.
      • Many of the NPCs within the Road of Glory have been removed to improve performance.
      • Fangraal and Kronus now cost 3,000 Artifact Fragments (was 300).
      • Fangraal and Kronus now deal increased damage and have a new a melee cleave ability.
      • The Reinforcement count has been reduced to 150 (was 300).
      • Front Line Fortitude now increases health to all melee players and NPCs within the Road of Glory by 100% (was 30%).
      • The Ancient Artifact now spawns after a player kills the Ancient Inferno rather than randomly spawning on the map.
    • Epic Wintergrasp
      • Vehicles are no longer affected by movement slowing effects or roots.
      • Damage done by Catapults has been slightly increased.
      • The Siege Engine now has increased health.
    • Mercenaries no longer benefit from the effects of Enlistment Bonus.

Professions
  • Several items created with Kul Tiran Engineering now have a minimum level requirement.
    • Electroshock Mount Motivator, F.R.I.E.D, Organic Discombobulation Grenade, Thermo-Accelerated Plague Spreader, Unstable Temporal Time Shifter, can now only be used by level 110 or higher characters.

Quests and World Quests
  • World Quests and Missions now offer gold or war resources instead of Artifact Power to players who can no longer progress their Heart of Azeroth (level 70).
    • War Campaign Updates
      • All reputation requirements have been removed from the following War Campaign quests:
        • Horde:“A Stroll Through a Cemetery,” “Tracking Tidesages,” “Journey to the Middle of Nowhere,” “When a Plan Comes Together,” “A Mech for a Goblin,” “Breaking Out Ashvane,” and “War Is Here.”
        • Alliance:“Crippling the Horde,” “Our Next Target,” “Intercepted Orders” “Bringing Down the Fleet,” “Sensitive Intel,” “The Abyssal Scepter,” and “The Fall of Zuldazar.”
      • Players are no longer required to level a Nazjatar companion to level 3 to access the War Campaign quest “Stay of Execution.”

User Interface
  • Auction House purchases over 50,000 gold now require players to confirm the purchase in a dialogue box.
  • Player characters can now be displayed in the Mount Journal preview. This can be toggled on or off with the “Show Character” option in the viewport window.
  • Class color and faction icon now displays in the Character Select screen.
  • The System Menu button now always appears in the Character Select screen.
  • Players can now toggle between the map of a quest’s final destination and its initial start point by clicking on the arrow icon next to it in the Map & Quest log

Companion App
  • Community chat improvements.
  • Fixed a bug that required users to log in twice before accessing the app.

Bug Fixes
  • Battle Pets
    • Necrofin Tadpole now correctly grants a rare quality pet.
  • Classes
    • Abilities or passives that allow players to survive fatal blows (e.g. Rogues’ Cheat Death) no longer trigger prematurely if the target has Blessing of Sacrifice.
    • Blood Death Knights’ Dancing Rune Weapon should now always mirror the caster’s melee attacks.
    • Discipline and Holy Priests’ Divine Star (Talent) should no longer hit targets through walls.
    • Enhancement Shaman are now refunded 80% of the Maelstrom resource cost when Storm Strike misses or parries.
    • Frost Mages’ Frozen Orb’s trajectory now slows down when it deals damage rather than when it collides into an enemy or destructible unit.
      • Developers’ note: This quality of life change should make this spell more reliably deal damage against large raid bosses, such as Blackwater Behemoth or Radiance of Azshara.
    • Affliction Warlocks’ Phantom Singularity (Talent) can now critically strike the primary target.
    • Warlocks who are interrupted while casting a Fire school spell or Chaos Bolt with an imp pet active can again use Command Demon to force their imp to use Singe Magic while locked out from spell casting.
  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Abyssal Commander Sivara
      • Frost and Toxic Javelins have been renamed to Frost Bolt and Toxic Bolt as intended.
  • Followers and NPCs
    • The prices for consumables crafted from Pascal-K1N6 have been reduced.
    • Nazjatar followers can again respawn if a player is in stealth when they are killed.
    • Crazed Trogg should now always attack players covered in the correct paint color.
    • All interrupts should stop Seashelf Reefwalker from completing a Coral Growth cast.
    • Rolly Gulper no longer can fly to attack airborne players.
    • Enemies and their corpses no longer prevent players from gathering the Energy Cells or Spare Parts underneath them.
    • The chicken critters loitering in front of Ironforge can again be slaughtered.
  • Items
    • Blueprint: Re-Procedurally Generated Punchcard now correctly indicates it only creates Yellow Punchcards.
    • Characters now announce if they’ve placed down a Cauldron of Battle, Big Cauldron of Battle, Spirit Cauldron, Mystical Cauldron, or a Greater Mystical Cauldron.
    • Meera’s Jukebox no longer generates threat.
    • Nazjatar follower reputation items now grant reputation above Rank 8 when used.
    • Players can link mount equipment that they have equipped.
  • Mounts
    • Kua’fon can again fly inside Garrisons.
  • Player versus Player
    • Items
      • Fixed an issue that caused Mirror Charm’s effects to carry over into PvP combat.
      • Lady Waycrest’s Music Box should no longer damage stealthed enemy players.
  • Quests
    • Players can again receive credit for “A Shattered Path Through Time” after completing a Timewalking dungeon.
    • Rewards from the Reclamation Rig can again be opened through in-game mail.
    • A warning now displays that activating the device in “The Laboratory of Mardivas” will initiate a weekly lockout.
    • Players can again interact with the Soul Harvester in “Holding the Ramparts.”
    • NPCs no longer phase during “Breaking the Food Chain.”
    • The requirements for “Becoming a Friend” are now clearer.
    • Players can again collect all the Sandclaw Crab and Muck creepers necessary for “Gather Friends.”
    • Players no longer become stuck in combat when using Bot Re-Energizer during “Right Bot for the Job.”
    • Players can again “Gather Friends” with The Friendship Net without causing them to despawn.
    • Enemies defeated during “Off-the-Books-Brawlin’” again drop loot.
    • Prince Erazmin now properly awards credit to players who complete “Welcome to the Resistance.”
    • “Our Direct Line” no longer offers an indestructible Encrypted Black Market Radio.
    • “Abduction Reduction” now correctly grants credit only to the player that catches a mechagnome.
    • Advisor Ko’jan should now always be present during “Silence the Advisor.”
    • Corroded Sentries now correctly grant credit toward “Battle Tested.”
    • Sharing “First Charge is Free!” no longer sometimes causes players to be unable to complete the quest.
    • The Cooking Pot required for “Revenge is Tasty” now correctly requires 1 Outland Cooking to use.
    • All Sandclaw Crabs are again valid targets for the Friendship Net during “Gather Friends.”
    • Players can again complete “Flush Them Out” while on “Twist the Knife.”
  • World Quests
    • Players who leave “Make Loh Go” before completing it are no longer swarmed by enemies.
    • The quest item Talanji’s Mojo is now correctly removed from a character’s inventory when leaving the active area during “Don’t Stalk Me, Troll.”
  • World
    • Certain Prismatic Crystals in Nazjatar are now easier to interact with.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented players from seeing the Banshee’s Wail in Port of Zandalar.
    • A hole in the Imperial Gardens has been covered up.
    • Players should no longer get stuck while exploring Chitterspine Caverns.
    • Fixed an issue that caused chunks of terrain to disappear in Northrend.

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This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 8.2.5 Live This Week! started by Stoy View original post
Comments 31 Comments
  1. khazmodan's Avatar
    First comment; looks like a big patch
  1. Dantos's Avatar
    "Mercenaries no longer benefit from the effects of Enlistment Bonus."

    pathetic, just pathetic ...
  1. MrLoque's Avatar
    I see a lot of hype for the bee mount but I also see the riding pose wasn't modified at all. It looks silly...
  1. Poppincaps's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by khazmodan View Post
    First comment; looks like a big patch
    Really? I mean I haven't seen any of the actual quest content coming in the patch, but that's really all they're adding unless you're Alliance and can farm the bee mount. I'm excited, but doesn't seem like it'll take that long to go through the content personally.
  1. sch1ntus's Avatar
    Haha, the "Finding Wrathion" quest took the guy in the video 6+mins ... "Content"!
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Poppincaps View Post
    Really? I mean I haven't seen any of the actual quest content coming in the patch, but that's really all they're adding unless you're Alliance and can farm the bee mount. I'm excited, but doesn't seem like it'll take that long to go through the content personally.
    It seems pretty big for a .5 to me. Mainly I'm just curious to find out what all the encrypted quests and cutscenes are. This is the first time we're going into a storyline completely blind.
  1. Qualinas's Avatar
    If the riding position on the bee mount has changed, they really shouldn't showcase a 5-month old video.
  1. Toxuvox's Avatar
    Time gated reveal of War Campaign storyline conclusion, or available in it's entirety from the get go?
  1. Eggroll's Avatar
    Where is the conclusion of the War Campaign? Couldn't find a thing...
    Edit: Untested and encrypted on the PTR... Well, that sounds... like something to dread

    Man I miss the times when I was LOOKING FORWARD to what was coming in WoW instead of straight up dreading it..
  1. crusadernero's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Toxuvox View Post
    Time gated reveal of War Campaign storyline conclusion, or available in it's entirety from the get go?
    Probably timegated. Hoping for all of it straight away...

    But yeah, probably timegated.
  1. glowpipe's Avatar
    And now the most fun part of every patch. Finding the undocumented changes
  1. ExtremelyCrusty's Avatar
    Tusks of Mannoroth on the BMAH, what?
  1. MrExcelion's Avatar
    "15th Anniversary Event
    While likely not going live tomorrow, sometime soon after we will see the 15th anniversary event in game! Take on old bosses in special raids and partake in classic Alterac Valley to earn unique rewards such as the Obsidian Worldbreaker mount!"

    Not till November.
  1. chazus's Avatar
    Am I the only one looking at Valeera's hair and going 'buh?'
  1. R74NN's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    Am I the only one looking at Valeera's hair and going 'buh?'
    I think (hope) it's just the model viewer displaying it incorrectly. I think it is supposed to be rather classic ponytail.
  1. Wangming's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathranis View Post
    It seems pretty big for a .5 to me. Mainly I'm just curious to find out what all the encrypted quests and cutscenes are. This is the first time we're going into a storyline completely blind.
    It's a big patch cause it has those two encrypted cutscenes and possible loads of shit that would give away the next expansion.
  1. Arafal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    Am I the only one looking at Valeera's hair and going 'buh?'
    The hair is just stuck in static pose.

    - - - Updated - - -

    While likely not going live tomorrow, sometime soon after we will see the 15th anniversary event in game!
    Of course it's not coming tomorrow, it's the anniversary.

    WoWs anniversary event always starts on 16th November and lasts till the 30th.
    It's even in the in-game Calendar.
  1. Drusin's Avatar
    World Quests and Missions now offer gold or war resources instead of Artifact Power to players who can no longer progress their Heart of Azeroth (level 70).
    I'd actually like this as an option for alts I have no intention, desire, or concern with capping their neck. More available resources is more valuable to them/me.
  1. Palemoon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    Am I the only one looking at Valeera's hair and going 'buh?'
    The model viewer doesn't apply physics, so her hair doesn't fall down and animate.

    Personally I would just love for it to remain that way. Imagine all those deadly serious conversations and cinematics with no one even batting an eye at her hair sticking out like that. "Don't mention the hair, she's a master assassin!"
  1. lyphe's Avatar
    Pretty solid for a .5 patch. Looking forward to checking it out.

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