Patch 8.3 Hotfixes - February 12, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids
  • Operation: Mechagon – Workshop
    • Fixed an issue where Explosives could spawn in inaccessible locations when the Explosive affix is active on Mythic Keystone difficulty.
  • Siege of Boralus
    • Ashvane Snipers’ Shoot damage reduced by 20%.
    • Dockhound Packmasters now gain 40% increased damage from Feral Bond while near a Snarling Dockhound (was 125%).

Items and Rewards
  • Corrupted Items
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Changing a Minor Essence while The Crucible of Flame (Essence) is equipped in the Major Slot no longer causes Concentrated Flame to go on cooldown.

Quests
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Horde players to receive credit for “Heroic Warfronts: The Battle for Darkshore” when completing the Warfront on Normal difficulty.

WoW Classic: New Player Offer
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Blackwing Lair Cleared in 42 Minutes!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Blackwing Lair opened at 23:00 UTC today, and we had the pleasure of seeing guilds from all around the world charge into Nefarian’s domain and make quick work of the 8 bosses therein. Throughout the race, we captured the names of the players involved and the timestamps of boss kills from all realms in all regions.

Razorgore the Untamed

At only six (and seven) minutes past the hour, the first guilds to complete the Razorgore encounter were:
  • CN United from Huhuran (China) at 23:06 UTC
  • Praxis from Zandalar Tribe (Europe) at 23:07 UTC
  • For teh Horde from Heartstriker (Europe) at 23:07 UTC

Vaelastrasz the Corrupt

Basking in the glory of great power, the first three groups to end Vaelastrasz’s torment were:
  • Praxis from Zandalar Tribe (Europe) at 23:08:54 UTC
  • Ashes of Time from Earthshaker (China) at 23:09:08 UTC
  • Shao Guang from Ouro (China) at 23:09:10 UTC

Broodlord Lashlayer

After a brief suppression, Broodlord Lashlayer went down first to:
  • CN United from Huhuran (China) at 23:17:49 UTC
  • RISE from Incendius (North America) at 23:19:21 UTC
  • Calamity from Mograine (Europe) at 23:19:38 UTC

Firemaw

Firemaw’s Shadow Flame barely slowed down the same three leading guilds:
  • CN United from Huhuran (China) at 23:22:15 UTC
  • RISE from Incendius (North America) at 23:24:24 UTC
  • Calamity from Mograine (Europe) at 23:24:36 UTC

Ebonroc

At this point, another guild from Europe charged into contention, and Ebonroc was first downed by:
  • Calamity from Mograine (Europe) at 23:31:52 UTC
  • Progress from Firemaw (Europe) at 23:32:12 UTC
  • CN United from Huhuran (China) at 23:32:15 UTC

Flamegor

The same three guilds in the same order ended Flamegor at 33 minutes past the hour:
  • Calamity from Mograine (Europe) at 23:32:58 UTC
  • Progress from Firemaw (Europe) at 23:33:17 UTC
  • CN United from Huhuran (China) at 23:33:50 UTC

Chromaggus

A dragon for all dragonflights, Chromaggus succumbed to:
  • Calamity from Mograine (Europe) at 23:37:12 UTC
  • APES from Gehennas (Europe) at 23:37:12 UTC
  • Progress from Firemaw Europe) at 23:37:22 UTC

Nefarian

With less than 43 minutes elapsed, the first three guilds in the world to complete Blackwing Lair in WoW Classic were:
  • Progress from Firemaw (Europe) at 23:42:21 UTC
  • Calamity from Mograine (Europe) at 23:42:21 UTC
  • APES from Gehennas (Europe) at 23:42:29 UTC

Congratulations to every guild that planned and executed this feat so well!
This article was originally published in forum thread: February 12 Hotfixes, New Player Offer, RAF Guide, Blackwing Lair Cleared started by Lumy View original post
Comments 72 Comments
  1. EyeOculus's Avatar
    42 minutes after opening the raid and its cleared.
    This shows what years of experience and knowledge does to a raid.

    Wasn't this raid one that broke the back of many raiding guilds back in the days?
  1. joebob42's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by EyeOculus View Post
    42 minutes after opening the raid and its cleared.
    This shows what years of experience and knowledge does to a raid.

    Wasn't this raid one that broke the back of many raiding guilds back in the days?
    Not on my server. I think AQ40 and the Naxx were the bigger ones.

    As for the Classic WF "winners" here, all I have to say is...

  1. EyeOculus's Avatar
    Reminds me. I want to see the unnerfed version of C'thun in AQ40.
    The one people claimed unbeatable by the numbers back then.
  1. ihaveabeard's Avatar
    wow...nef kills are on the same second
  1. Angrie's Avatar
    They must be desperate for money after the Warcraft: Refunded launch. 50% off only the FIRST month. "Here try it for a month! It's like drugs, only with actual dragons!" God they are pathetic.
  1. Ielenia's Avatar
    "Blackwing Laid cleared in 42 minutes."

    Well, then. Wasn't Classic raiding supposed to be hard...?
  1. javierdsv's Avatar
    They should have added milliseconds to those time stamps.
  1. Stickiler's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Angrie View Post
    They must be desperate for money after the Warcraft: Refunded launch. 50% off only the FIRST month. "Here try it for a month! It's like drugs, only with actual dragons!" God they are pathetic.
    I see you don't understand how marketing things like this work. It would have been created atleast 3+ months ago, and would have been ready to turn on since at least a month ago. This kinda stuff doesn't get created overnight.
  1. Toppy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by EyeOculus View Post
    42 minutes after opening the raid and its cleared.
    This shows what years of experience and knowledge does to a raid.

    Wasn't this raid one that broke the back of many raiding guilds back in the days?
    That and back then a major issue was poor performance due to poor connections. Even fairly casual guilds are clearing vanilla raids: they aren't especially difficult.
  1. Xath's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by EyeOculus View Post
    Reminds me. I want to see the unnerfed version of C'thun in AQ40.
    The one people claimed unbeatable by the numbers back then.
    Believe the dungeon gear rebalancing took place after and mathematically it wasn't killable. All we are seeing is people executing video strats they have done for 15 years and with the gear and talent rebalancing they are way ahead of what the guilds that did this stuff actually world first had. They also aren't developing new strategies just following ready made ones.
  1. Kuja's Avatar
    Is there a VOD from one of those guilds? Would be fun to see it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveabeard View Post
    wow...nef kills are on the same second
    Illuminati confirmed
  1. FuxieDK's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Toppy View Post
    That and back then a major issue was poor performance due to poor connections.
    15 years ago, people didnt have poor connections.

    xDSL was common place in 2005, which more or less everyone had. Hell, even my mother (who was 65 at the time) had a 2048/256 ADSL connection.
  1. Nozuka's Avatar
    Horde and Alliance with the exact same time. Seems surprisingly balanced.
  1. Whitedragon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FuxieDK View Post
    15 years ago, people didnt have poor connections.

    xDSL was common place in 2005, which more or less everyone had. Hell, even my mother (who was 65 at the time) had a 2048/256 ADSL connection.
    maybe in the bigger cities, good chunks of us where still on dial up. A good day for me was siting under 1k MS...
  1. Danuel's Avatar
    So, classic is still a thing?
  1. Fritters154's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by EyeOculus View Post
    Reminds me. I want to see the unnerfed version of C'thun in AQ40.
    The one people claimed unbeatable by the numbers back then.
    Well, that version won't be in Classic at least.

    1. It was considered a fix by blizz rather than necessarily a nerf. They do the same thing by fixing broken bosses on the fly nowadays while world first races occur, rather than waiting months to realize that the boss is indeed mathematically impossible to kill. There were also mechanical bugs happening with the stomach phase that needed to be fixed too, so even if they increase the health of the tentacles back to the original values they would likely leave the stomach bug fixes in, which ultimately would allow for more dps time on tentacles and fundamentally change what the problem was.

    2. Almost all features of Classic, including the state of bosses, is being initially set to what existed in patch 1.12. C'thun was fixed as part of a hotfix while 1.10 was the base patch.
  1. Dioporco's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Danuel View Post
    So, classic is still a thing?
    Yes since live is a dumpster on fire between bugs and corruption, and thanks to the latter even " pay to win ".

    So classic even if it is a joke is arm their main wow

    Inviato dal mio SM-G950F utilizzando Tapatalk
  1. glowpipe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dioporco View Post
    Yes since live is a dumpster on fire between bugs and corruption, and thanks to the latter even " pay to win ".

    So classic even if it is a joke is arm their main wow

    Inviato dal mio SM-G950F utilizzando Tapatalk
    server population paints a completely different picture Classic 1 full and 23 high pop in EU. Retail 18 full and 37 high pop. There are more medium servers in EU then there are servers in total for classic Eu.
    Looks the same in NA except there is a lot more full servers for retail.

    https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/game/status/us

    There is a reason they already started 50% off for classic players

    Retail is their main game by a landslide
  1. keymil's Avatar
    But Classic is hard and Retail is for filthy casuals
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by EyeOculus View Post
    42 minutes after opening the raid and its cleared.
    This shows what years of experience and knowledge does to a raid.
    Pretty much this. Not sure what the point even is with Blizzard trying to celebrate like it's an achievement. Classic WoW ended ~13yrs ago.

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