Finduin and Gillvanas Blizzcon Pet Rewards
Earlier today Blizzard announced the in-game rewards for purchasing a Blizzcon Virtual Ticket. Below are the two Murloc pets for World of Warcraft, Finduin for the Alliance and Gillvanas for the Horde.





Patch 8.2.5 Hotfixes - October 1st, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes
  • Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Unholy
      • Resolved an issue that could cause Virulent Eruption to strike unintended targets when a target with Virulent Plague active on it dies.
      • Fixed a bug that prevented Outbreak from spreading Virulent Plague to nearby enemies when cast on a large target.
    • Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Arcane
        • Damage of all abilities increased by 8%.
          • Developers’ note: We feel Arcane needs a significant bump in their damage based on their performance in a variety of content.

Items

Honor Requirement Changes for Specific Essences
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’re currently working on a hotfix to update the Honor requirement necessary to unlock the Artifice of Time, Blood of the Enemy, and Sphere of Suppression Rank 2 and 3 Essences. We are in the process of applying the hotfix to make the following changes:

  • Artifice of Time, Blood of the Enemy, and Sphere of Suppression Rank 2 now requires 10,000 Honor (was 15,000 Honor) and Rank 3 now requires 30,000 Honor (was 50,000 Honor).
  • Developers’ note: We fixed a bug that incorrectly allowed Honor rewarded from quests and mercenary mode bonuses to contribute toward the “Battlefield Brawler” and “Battlefield Tactician” achievements required to unlock these Essences. To account for the quests and mercenary mode rewards no longer contributing credit toward these achievements, we have reduced the Honor amount necessary to earn these Essences. Rank 4 for these Essences will remain unchanged. Players who are now at or above the new Honor value will need to earn some Honor for the achievement to update.

As always, this change is a work in progress. We’ll let you know if we change plans, and you’ll see the final adjustment in the final hotfix notes.

Thank you!
With the release of 8.2.5, players have discovered that the following quests that award honor from epic battlegrounds no longer count toward the Battlefield Brawler, Battlefield Tactician, or Battlefield Master achievements.



WoW Classic - Heartseeker Realm Transfers Close Tomorrow
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Tomorrow, October 2, at approximately 11:00 a.m. PDT, we will close the free character move service for the two realms that have had free character moves to Heartseeker.

If you have been looking to move from Faerlina or Stalagg to Heartseeker, we suggest you use the free character move service as soon as possible.

Thank you!
This article was originally published in forum thread: Finduin and Gillvanas Blizzcon Pets, Patch 8.2.5 Hotfixes - October 1st started by Stoy View original post
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  1. korijenkins's Avatar
    I feel like they would sell more virtual tickets if the rewards were a little more serious.
  1. Eapoe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by korijenkins View Post
    I feel like they would sell more virtual tickets if the rewards were a little more serious.
    As opposed to the Murloc pet they do every year?
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eapoe View Post
    As opposed to the Murloc pet they do every year?
    Tbf, pretty sure Blizzard's got a better idea on what sells than his feels.

    Thank the Light the Murloc pets are back again!
  1. cparle87's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by korijenkins View Post
    I feel like they would sell more virtual tickets if the rewards were a little more serious.
    An in-store pet would be $10, we're getting two so $20. Not sure how much value Overwatch skins, Heroes mounts, and Hearthstone cards have. Then on top of that all the Blizzcon stuff itself, which most people consider the meat of the ticket and the side goodies the gravy. I'd say it's a good deal. Unless you consider all the non-WoW stuff to be worth $0 and the Blizzcon stuff to be worth less than $30.
  1. Rozz's Avatar
    ...The Sylvanas murloc as a pursed cat mouth...
  1. Eapoe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Hamsters View Post
    Tbf, pretty sure Blizzard's got a better idea on what sells than his feels.

    Thank the Light the Murloc pets are back again!
    Stated in another thread, I like these in game goodies this year. Only gripe, albeit a very tiny one, would be giving Finduin a ponytail like Anduin like they gave Gillvanis the hood and hair.
  1. Tiwack's Avatar
    Those pets look nightmarish.
  1. Halyon's Avatar
    Gillvanus looks like a skaven and a vaporeon had an ugly baby. Whatever that other murloc is supposed to be, it doesn't look like anduin at all, just a murloc in armor. And we already have the crusader one for that, and it looks much better.
  1. Mirishka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Hamsters View Post
    Tbf, pretty sure Blizzard's got a better idea on what sells than his feels.

    Thank the Light the Murloc pets are back again!
    They look great too! Sadly the yeti suit isn't as cute in game as I had hoped.
  1. Eapoe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Halyon View Post
    Gillvanus looks like a skaven and a vaporeon had an ugly baby. Whatever that other murloc is supposed to be, it doesn't look like anduin at all, just a murloc in armor. And we already have the crusader one for that, and it looks much better.
    Some people just can’t be happy. They just have to watch the world mrrgglmmrrr.
  1. Halyon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eapoe View Post
    Some people just can’t be happy. They just have to watch the world mrrgglmmrrr.
    'Cus you see me comment negatively about everything, aye?
  1. Life-Binder's Avatar
    Gillvanas body pillow when ?!
  1. GreenJesus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by cparle87 View Post
    An in-store pet would be $10, we're getting two so $20. Not sure how much value Overwatch skins, Heroes mounts, and Hearthstone cards have. Then on top of that all the Blizzcon stuff itself, which most people consider the meat of the ticket and the side goodies the gravy. I'd say it's a good deal. Unless you consider all the non-WoW stuff to be worth $0 and the Blizzcon stuff to be worth less than $30.
    Most companies would treat blizzcon as a marketing expense. Blizzard was smart enough to charge people to allow themselves to be marketed to even though the videos will be on youtube anyway. It makes sense to charge people for going to the event but charging people for a virtual ticket is absurd (even though I bought them in the past anyway).
  1. korijenkins's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eapoe View Post
    As opposed to the Murloc pet they do every year?
    Yes as opposed to that. A stupid costume and some generic murloc pets.
  1. Kyphael's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by korijenkins View Post
    I feel like they would sell more virtual tickets if the rewards were a little more serious.
    Or not horrendous. The whole Murloc thing was clever, until they decided to fashion one in Sylvanas' likeness.
  1. cparle87's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GreenJesus View Post
    Most companies would treat blizzcon as a marketing expense. Blizzard was smart enough to charge people to allow themselves to be marketed to even though the videos will be on youtube anyway. It makes sense to charge people for going to the event but charging people for a virtual ticket is absurd (even though I bought them in the past anyway).
    My comment was in response to Korji who made the statement that people would take tickets more seriously if they got a mount. I was counting up the store value of the things you got as a bonus for buying the ticket plus the ability to watch Blizzcon and, to me, it looks totally worth it. Who apparently hates murlocs.
  1. kaintk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mirishka View Post
    They look great too! Sadly the yeti suit isn't as cute in game as I had hoped.
    maybe on a draenei female, it will be sexy af ! :P

    i mean, take an elf male for base screen..is...a no-no
  1. Eapoe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by korijenkins View Post
    Yes as opposed to that. A stupid costume and some generic murloc pets.
    Except they seem to sell tickets just fine and aren’t too worried about it. Hasn’t it been sold out live every year, or extremely close to it, and virtual tickets are just icing on the cake?
    I like how you stated generic Murloc pets, yet there isn’t really anything generic about them. At least use adjectives correctly. If you don’t like them or the design you could say ugly, for instance.
  1. Cavox's Avatar
    These in-game WoW rewards feel so cheap compared to the airship mounts. Not that I complain - getting "freebies" for purchasing a virtual ticket is basically selling cash-shop mounts/pets. I wish it'd just GO AWAY.
  1. Mirishka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cavox View Post
    These in-game WoW rewards feel so cheap compared to the airship mounts. Not that I complain - getting "freebies" for purchasing a virtual ticket is basically selling cash-shop mounts/pets. I wish it'd just GO AWAY.
    Nobody's forcing you to buy a ticket to Blizzcon, virtual or otherwise.

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