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by Published on 2022-04-14 11:30 PM

Upcoming Tuning to Legion Mythic+ Dungeons
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’re working on the following hotfixes today:

  • Reduced the health and damage of most Legion dungeon bosses.
  • Darkheart Thicket
    • Reduced the damage of Festerhide Grizzly’s Maddening Roar by 30%.
  • Vault of the Wardens
    • Reduced the damage of Cordana Felsong’s Detonating Moonglaive by 60%.

We’ll get these hotfixes tested and deployed as soon as possible.

Mythic Dungeon International - Shadowlands 2022 Trailer
Mythic Dungeon International returns next Friday, April 22nd. Check out the Shadowlands 2022 Trailer created by IKedit!

by Published on 2022-04-13 02:36 AM

Patch 9.2 Hotfixes - April 12, 2022
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • (2) Set Bonus: Pistol Shot procs from the Tornado Trigger set bonus will now properly trigger Blade Flurry.
      • (2) Set Bonus: Fixed an unintended interaction between the Tornado Trigger set bonus and Greenskin's Wickers where multiple Pistol Shots could gain the Greenskin's Wicker's bonus damage.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
    • Zo’gron
      • Fixed an issue allowing players to separate the first wave of enemies in the Myza's Oasis encounter.
    • Hylbrande
      • Players now receive an additional warning when targeted with Purged by Fire.
  • Mythic+
    • Encrypted Affix
      • Fixed an issue that could cause Encrypted Relics to not spawn with Frenzied Nightclaws in Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder.

Player versus Player

  • Conquest
    • The total maximum amount of earned Conquest now increases by 1100 every week.
  • Solo Shuffle
    • Resolved an issue that could cause end of match Honor to be awarded more than once to players participating in Solo Shuffle.
by Published on 2022-04-12 04:04 PM

Watch the World of Warcraft Expansion Reveal on April 19
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
World of Warcraft has ignited imaginations through rich storytelling and expansive worlds that prevail throughout the Shadowlands expansion. From the hopeless depths of the Maw to the ethereal plains of Zereth Mortis, the Shadowlands delivers a world that challenges heroes to confront the forces that threaten to upset the cosmic balance between life and death. With the story in the Shadowlands coming to a conclusion, the time is at hand to get a sneak peek at what’s next for the heroes of Azeroth.

The World of Warcraft development team is excited to share what they’ve been working on, and we invite you to mark your calendars, so you don’t miss a moment.

Date and Time

April 19 at 9:00 a.m. PDT / 18:00 CEST

Where to Watch

YouTube and Twitch

We can’t wait to share more about exciting World of Warcraft experiences—keep checking for the latest news and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you for being a part of the community—see you in Azeroth!
by Published on 2022-04-11 10:54 PM

Activision Blizzard Appoints Kristen Hines as Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
In a new press release today, Activision Blizzard has announced the appointment of Kristen Hines as its new Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. Starting on Monday, April 25, Kristen Hines will report to Julie Hodges, Chief People Officer, and will join the company’s senior leadership team.
Originally Posted by Activision Blizzard
Hines joins Activision Blizzard from Accenture where she most recently led the Global Inclusion, Diversity and Equity practice, and sat on the firm’s global leadership team for the CEO Transformation practice. In that role, she helped organizations establish and strengthen their own DEI strategies and capabilities, ensuring success through integration with the business, data-driven accountability and continuous feedback loops between leaders and employees. She brings over two decades of experience across a variety of clients and industries, and has focused on large-scale enterprise and culture transformation, talent strategies, and mergers and acquisitions for clients across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

“I’m excited to join a company that is prioritizing its commitment to DEI and making progress on the ambitious goals it has set for itself. In an industry with historical underrepresentation, I’m looking forward to leading the company’s efforts to further build a workplace that values transparency, equity, and inclusivity,” said Kristen Hines. “Gaming has amazing potential to connect communities around the world and showcase heroes from all backgrounds. I am looking forward to playing a part in expanding the landscape of talent who brings these compelling experiences to a broad base of players.”

“Activision Blizzard has ambitious goals to become the most welcoming and inclusive company in the gaming industry. We have already made significant progress ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees, and we are excited to have Kristen join our leadership team to help drive even greater improvement,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. “Kristen’s success leading complex transformation with measurable results makes her the right person to ensure we deliver on our diversity, equity and inclusion commitments and build a model workplace aligned with our values.”

In this role, Hines will strengthen work underway with the company’s leadership team and its Employee Resource Groups to implement programs and policies that foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace environment. Hines will also partner across all gaming teams to ensure diverse and inclusive perspectives are included in game design, including storylines, character development, gameplay and community interaction.

Hines will play a crucial role in furthering Activision Blizzard’s commitment to increasing the percentage of women and non-binary people in its workforce by fifty percent over the next five years. More information on progress to date can be found on the Activision Blizzard website as of Q4 ‘21 and Q1 ‘22.

Prior to Accenture, Hines worked in corporate strategy for RSM Robson Rhodes, based in London, and investment banking for CIBC World Markets, based in New York. She received a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan and an MBA from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.
by Published on 2022-04-11 02:49 PM

Rextroy's One Shots - Protection Warrior Shield Slam
Rextroy is back with another One Shot video, this time highlighting one of the most broken tier set bonus in Patch 9.2: Outburst - The Protection Warrior 2-set bonus.

This combo is really simple, and it works in Arena! The hardest thing to obtain is the set bonus itself...

We have A LOT of damage modifers for this... here is a list:
20% from the talent Punish
30% from Shield Block
30% from Avatar
15% from mastery benefits (Conqueror's Banner and Volatile Solvent passive)
25% from strength modifers (Fireblood and Cosmic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Trinket)
20% additional strength from Veteran's Repute
12% from Plaguey's Preemptive Strike (soulbind)
6% from Kevin's Oozeling (soulbind)
200% from Outburst set bonus!
20% from Booming Voice talent
75% (if you crit) crit chance is boosted by Sword and Board PvP talent

I also tried out both Sephuz's Proclamation for stats, and the Signet of Tormented Kings (20% crit if you are able to proc Recklessness)

The whole combo is just to use everything, including Cosmic Gladiator's Fastidious Resolve (the PvP trinket that makes you avoid 2 incoming CC effects), you charge the enemy and use Demoralizing shout, followed by a Shield Slam!

If it crits, it will most likely kill the enemy if it doesn't have defensives active... a non crit does between 50-70% of their health!

I also tried to change the combo a bit and went Night Fae. To do an Ancient Aftershock followed by a Shield Slam... This combo is more reliable crit wise, since you spread the damage over 2 spells instead! You also get access to First Strike for 25% damage boost.

We had a really weird bug happen when a podtender got killed, and the person ressed instantly. I believe it was a bug with the timing of Guardian Angel, just as the Podtender died... However Guardian Spirit didn't get used up, so it is suspicious... It happened at 7:26

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