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by Published on 2019-03-19 03:29 PM

Weekly Bonus Event - Battlegrounds
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
A new weekly quest and rewards are here—steel yourself for Battleground combat!

Seven Days on the Battlegrounds
All this week, heading to the Battlegrounds will net you some extra Honor along with bonus loot for completing this week’s quest. To enter the fray, open Group Finder (default hotkey: I) and then select the Player vs. Player tab. Next choose Casual, select Random Battlegrounds, and hit the Join Battle button—you’ll be matched up with other players and sent to one of the 11 battlegrounds.

Weekly Quest
Before you get started, your adventure guide has a quest for you. Win four random Battlegrounds, and you’ll be rewarded with 5 Marks of Honor and 750 Azerite Power.

Battleground Buff
This week you gain 50% more Honor in Battlegrounds.

A New Event Every Week
The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities, currently scheduled to run each week beginning on Tuesdays. Each Bonus Event grants a passive bonus to a particular game activity and offers a once-per-event quest with a noteworthy reward for accomplishing a related goal. The in-game calendar can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule. The Adventure Guide also offers a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests.


Hailstone Construct - Drustvar Battle for Azeroth World Boss
The Hailstone Construct is this week's BfA world boss!


LevelTypeSlotNameModel Viewer
355TrinketTrinketDrust-Runed Icicle
355TrinketTrinketPermafrost-Encrusted Heart
355ClothLegsFrostbreath Leggings
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355ClothFeetIce-Rimed Slippers
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355LeatherFeetIce Stalker Boots
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355LeatherWristsChill's End Wristguards
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355MailChestHailstone Hauberk
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355MailWaistFreezing Tempest Waistguard
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355PlateShouldersIce-Carved Shoulderplates
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355PlateWaistGirdle of Biting Winds
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355PlateHandsGlacial Spike Gauntlets
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Island Expeditions for the Week of March 19th, 2019
The Island Expeditions for the week are:

  • Dread Chain with Mogu
  • Havenswood with Old Gods
  • Whispering Reef with Murlocs


Call to Arms: Stormsong Valley
This week's Call to Arms is Call to Arms: Stormsong Valley or Call to Arms: Stormsong Valley. Head to Stormsong Valley with warmode enabled to kill 10 players of the opposing faction. This will reward you with conquest and 75 reputation for either 7th Legion or The Honorbound.
by Published on 2019-03-19 01:21 AM

Patch 8.1.5 Hotfixes - March 18, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Player versus Player
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from receiving credit toward the Arathi Basin All-Star achievement when assaulting or defending flags.

Professions
  • Tailoring
    • Fixed a bug that would cause Shade of Delormi to evade and prevent players from completing “If the Shoe Fits…” if a rogue Vanished.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented players who don’t yet know how to fly in the Broken Isles from returning to the quest location during "If the Shoe Fits...".

Quests
  • Fixed a bug that caused players’ screens to turn black during “Mac’Aree, Jewel of Argus”.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from completing “The Aeonian Artisan” if they had not unlocked Island Expeditions.

The Mythic Dungeon International Time Trial Guide
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The Mythic Dungeon International (MDI) Proving Grounds for the Spring Season have concluded. Thousands of champions worldwide answered the call and have obtained access to the Tournament Realm, where the upcoming Time Trials will take place. Here’s what you need to know, dungeon-runners!


Welcome to the Tournament Realm
Players who successfully made it through the Proving Grounds will have their account flagged for access to the Tournament Realm in their region. These realms are completely separate from the normal servers—no progress or gear is shared between the two.

On the Tournament Realms, players can create level 120 characters from both the Horde and Alliance factions which spawn automatically in Hook Point (for Alliance) or Mugambala (for Horde), with their Heart of Azeroth set to level 50.

These iconic locations will look a little different than what players see on the live servers. Hook Point and Mugambala on the Tournament Realm resemble marketplaces, full of vendors that will provide players with the specific gear required for MDI—the best gear from dungeons and raids, all set to item level 415—as well as pots, flasks, gems, and enchants. All a mythic dungeon-runner could desire, sold at the bargain price of zero Gold. This is to ensure that all players in the MDI race will have access to all the things they feel is the best fit for their character and for their team’s overall composition and strategy.

Players who made it through the Proving Grounds successfully will be sent an email containing the 2019 MDI Player Handbook, which will outline all of the above, and everything they need to know about competing in the upcoming Spring season.

Schedule
Time Trials for MDI take place during a 72-hour window on the Tournament Realm. The first Time Trial window begins Saturday, March 23 at 7 a.m. PDT for MDI West (North America, Latin America, and Europe), and Saturday, March 30 at 7 a.m. CST for MDI East (China, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Australia/New Zealand). When this time window begins, players on the tournament realm will receive a quest with three Blizzard account-bound keystones from this Turnip, found in Hook Point (Alliance) or Mugambala (Horde).


These keystones will allow teams to make five attempts at each dungeon in the three-dungeon pool. Players will be informed of the dungeons and affixes 48 hours before the Time Trial begins, which will run every week of the Spring Season, alternating each week between East and West. Each week will feature different dungeons and affixes to keep players on their toes - this element of mystery will ensure fresh challenges and more chances for teams to make the top 8 every week!

The MDI Spring Season has Sprung!
After each Time Trial, we will determine the top 8 teams for each region. The races between these teams will be broadcast live on Twitch each Saturday and Sunday throughout the season. Stay tuned to worldofwarcraft.com/esports and follow us on Twitter @Warcraft for the upcoming Mythic Dungeon International Viewers’ Guide and all things World of Warcraft esports.
by Published on 2019-03-18 08:38 PM

Welcome Back Weekend - Return Free From March 21 through March 24
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Battle for Azeroth™ is in full swing, and everyone is needed on the front lines. This weekend, we’re upgrading all inactive World of Warcraft accounts, granting returning players full access to the game* and all their characters—including;the Battle for Azeroth trial experience, for those who don’t own the latest expansion—through March 24.

Spread the Word!
As the war in Azeroth rages on, the champions of the Horde and the Alliance look to their in-game friends for help. Whether it’s levelling up for experience, gearing up for combat, or mounting up to see the world, World of Warcraft is always best enjoyed in groups, however big or small. If you have guildmates, friends, or family who haven’t been in Azeroth for a while, let them know they can play for free this weekend.

Need Help Logging Back In?

Save on World of Warcraft ® and 30% off Select Game Services
If you’re a returning player, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our current sales. We’re offering 30% off select game services** and $20 off World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth or the World of Warcraft Complete Collection.

  • Character Transfer
  • Faction Change
  • Race Change

Learn more about the Welcome Back Weekend and game services sale.

*Offer available through March 24, 2019. Player is responsible for any online connection fees. Game access will be granted at the last expansion purchased or World of Warcraft®: Legion®, whichever is greater. The Battle for Azeroth trial experience ends after three hours of game play in Battle for Azeroth, or after the quest "We Need Each Other" (for Horde) or "A Nation Divided" (for Alliance), whichever comes first. Players can repeat the trial experience with up to 12 characters per qualifying account during the welcome back weekend.

**Sale does not include Guild Services, WoW Token, Character Boost, Pets, Mounts or Transmog items.
by Published on 2019-03-18 04:43 PM

Live Developer Q&A Thursday - Ask Questions Here
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Join us live on Twitch on Thursday, March 21 as we sit down with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas for our next live developer Q&A, where he’ll be answering your Battle for Azeroth questions.

Submit your questions by posting here in this forum thread or via Twitter using the hashtag #WarcraftQA.

We’re looking forward to getting the chance to dive in and answer as much as we can; we hope to see you Thursday at 11:00 a.m. PDT! March 21, 2019 7:00 PM (Europe: Paris), March 21, 2019 10:00 AM (America: Los Angeles)
by Published on 2019-03-17 08:29 AM

Patch 8.1.5 Hotfixes - March 15, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Allied Races
  • Regeneratin' is no longer interrupted by Stagger damage.
  • Fixed a bug that caused male Zandalari trolls to get stuck while walking up stairs.
  • Race or faction changing a Druid to Kul Tiran or Zandalari will no longer remove your Cenarion Circle reputation.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players who completed the Zandalari Troll unlock questline from accepting “Discreet Discussions.”
  • Fixed a bug that caused Zandalari Druids in Moonkin form to miniaturize their mounts if they shapeshifted into another form.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from turning in quests to Queen Talanji after completing the Zandalari unlock quest line.
  • Fixed an issue that caused boosted characters to be incorrectly phased when trying to complete “The Battle for Broken Shore.”

Brawler’s Guild
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Penguin Stampede brawl from starting.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from receiving the Brawler title after earning the Brawler for Azeroth achievement.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some players from being able to start the Brawler’s Guild trial if another player started the trial when they were in the same queue.
  • Rumbles will no longer be included in Random brawls. Too hard, no fun.

Classes

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Assassination
    • Fixed an issue that allowed Rogues to remain in stealth if they cast Fan of Knives but did not strike a target.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Fan of Knives to generate a combo point when no targets were hit by the ability.

Player versus Player
  • Fixed a bug that caused building health displayed to fluctuate randomly in Wintergrasp.
  • Arathi Basin wins will again count toward the Arathi Basin Veteran achievement.

Items
  • The Horde and Alliance Gladiator Quartermasters have restocked their Saltwater Potions and Glider Kits supplies.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Boodsoaked Skullforge Reaver heirloom to require a Battle-Hardened Heirloom Armor Casing to scale to level 120.
  • The Champion's Salute toy has returned from some much-needed rest and relaxation and is ready to impress onlookers once more.

Quests
  • Paxton has been given a leg up so players can complete “Getting a Leg Up”
  • Hungering Plaguehounds can be fed once again during "An Undead's Best Friend."
  • Players who became stuck after closing all the rifts on Seam Stress should be able to log out and back in to continue “Saving Nine”.
  • The “Calligraphy” Tortollan quest givers are now more understanding of your misteps. You do you, boo.

Un'Goro Madness
Un'Goro Madness allows players to defeat group bosses in Un'Goro Crater to obtain temporary buffs from Dino Mojo. Open your map to see the locations of the bosses that are currently up.

  • Adaptation - Become strong, like a dinosaur.
    • Sharp Claws - Damage increased by 3%
    • Bony Carapace - Damage taken decreased by ?%
    • Lightning Speed - Movement speed increased by 3%
    • Massive - Size increased by 4%
  • The buffs listed above stack up to 20 times. Afterwards, you gain stacks of:
    • Awesome - Awesomeness increased by 10%
  • This buff persists through death and lasts for 3 days.



Azsharan Medallion Quest
The Xal'atath quest line won't appear for a while.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
So now that 8.1.5 is live I went straight to the first Naga invasion and killed like a million of em and no medallion, is the quest live? Anyone know the drop rate? Even Wowhead doesn’t have much to say on this. Anyone?!!! I really want the Xal Atath chain to unlock my gift of N’Zoth
Confirmed – the beginnings of this questline will start appearing closer to the opening of the Crucible of Storms raid in April.

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