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by Published on 2021-02-02 06:59 PM

Lucky Yun - New Mount Reward for a 6 Month Subscription
A new mount reward for purchasing a 6 month subscription has been released! You can also just purchase the mount from the shop for $25.



Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Bovine Intervention

Trying to turn fortune in your favor? You’re in luck! The Pandaren elders claim that Lucky Yun will bestow prosperity upon anyone who touches its glittering hide. Take this ox by the horns and be prepared to meet your good fortune in Azeroth and beyond.


The brand-new Lucky Yun* mount is bound to charge you straight into prosperity! You can get this mount at no additional charge with either the purchase of a recurring 6-month subscription or as a bonus gift if you’re currently on a 6-month recurring subscription with a future renewal date. In addition, Lucky Yun is also available as a separate purchase in the Blizzard Shop and World of Warcraft in-game shop.


Players on an existing 6-month recurring subscription with a future renewal date will receive the Lucky Yun mount as a gift in your Battle.net desktop app at no additional charge, no later than February 12, 2021**.


*Mount not available in World of Warcraft® Classic.
**Mount must be claimed on the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app prior to August 31, 2021.
by Published on 2021-02-02 03:11 AM

Get Ready for BlizzConline February 19 - 20

Patch 9.0.2 Hotfixes - February 1st, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

  • Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Frost
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
      • [With regional restarts] Chill Streak (PvP Talent) damage has been reduced by 10%.
  • Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Havoc
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 3%.
  • Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Beast Mastery
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
    • Survival
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
  • Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Frost
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 3%.
  • Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Shadow Resistance Aura will no longer be removed from the Paladin when they die.
  • Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Assassination
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
  • Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Enhancement
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 3%.
  • Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Fixed an issue where Resolute Barrier's (Conduit) effect could be placed on cooldown when the Warlock took damage lower than 5% of their maximum health.
    • Destruction
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
  • Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Arms
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 3%.
      • [With regional restarts] Master and Commander (PvP Talent) reduces the cooldown of Rallying Cry by 60 seconds (was 120 seconds).
    • Fury
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 3%.
      • [With regional restarts] Master and Commander (PvP Talent) reduces the cooldown of Rallying Cry by 60 seconds (was 120 seconds).

Covenants

  • Night Fae
    • [With regional restarts] When Podtender (Dreamweaver Soulbind) is triggered, the player inside the pod will be dropped from targeting.
    • [With regional restarts] To help with locating easier, the Podtender (Dreamweaver Soulbind) nameplate will now appear as a white player nameplate rather than a red minion nameplate.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • [With regional restarts] Bosses now gain 30% increased health when Tyrannical (Affix) is active (was 40%).
  • De Other Side
    • [With regional restarts] Headless Client melee damage reduced by 40% and Discharge damage reduced by 33%.
    • [With regional restarts] 4.RF-4.RF’s Metallic Jaws damage reduced by 33% and W-00F now prefers non-tank targets.
    • [With regional restarts] Atal’ai Deathwalker melee damage reduced by 25% and Gushing Wound is cast less frequently.
  • Mists of Tirna Scithe
    • [With regional restarts] Drust Soulcleaver’s Soul Split damage reduced by 40%.
  • Plaguefall
    • [With regional restarts] Rotting Slimeclaw’s Corroded Claws damage reduced by 50%.
  • Sanguine Depths
    • [With regional restarts] Chamber Sentinel’s Severing Slice initial damage reduced by 50%.
    • [With regional restarts] Frenzied Ghouls cast Shadow Claws less frequently.
    • [With regional restarts] Insatiable Brute’s Slam damage reduced by 21% and is cast less frequently.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • [With regional restarts] Etherdivers cast Insidious Venom less frequently.
    • [With regional restarts] Forsworn Kyrian’s Dark Lash cast time increased to 2 seconds (was 1.5 seconds).
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • [With regional restarts] Zolramus Bonecarver’s Boneflay bleed damage reduced by 70% and duration reduced to 10 seconds (was 20 seconds).
    • [With regional restarts] Fixed an issue where Zolramus Bonecarver’s Boneflay bleed damage was reduced by Armor.
    • [With regional restarts] Skeletal Marauders cast Gruesome Cleave less frequently.
  • Theater of Pain
    • [With regional restarts] Unyielding Contender’s Vicious Strike damage reduced by 20%.
    • [With regional restarts] Ossified Conscripts cast Cruel Slash less frequently.
      • Developers’ note: We’ve noticed tanks in Mythic Keystone Dungeons feeling pressured to spend more time running away and less time actually tanking than we’d like. In an effort to address this, we’re dialing back the tank damage of a number of dungeon denizens who’ve proven to be particularly painful.

Items and Rewards

  • [With regional restarts] Vantus Rune: Castle Nathria now grants 100 Versatility (was 40).
  • Fixed an issue where the Treant Sprout summoned from Treecorn was missing all of its attacks.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue that would provide too much quest credit for “A Call to Bastion” when Kin-Tara was defeated.
by Published on 2021-02-01 06:47 PM

BlizzConline Bundles - The Celebration Collection
BlizzCon bundles have appeared on the Battle.Net shop! These packs will be available through September 15, 2021.


Essentials Pack - $20
  • World of Warcraft - Moon-touched Netherwhelp pet
  • Blizzard Gear Store - Coupon for 15% Off a purchase
  • Hearthstone - 10 Madness at the Darkmoon Faire card packs
  • Heroes of the Storm - Tracer’s OSV-03 Rogue mount With the Tracer Hero
  • Overwatch - 5 Loot Boxes and 30th Anniversary Player Icon and Spray
  • StarCraft II and StarCraft: Remastered - Set of 30th Anniversary Portraits
  • Diablo III - Pet and Portrait


Heroic Pack - $40
  • All of the Essentials Pack, plus:
  • World of Warcraft - Snowstorm mount
  • Hearthstone - Random Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Legendary Card
  • Overwatch - Raynhardt legendary skin
  • Diablo III - Wings


Epic Pack - $60
  • All of the Essentials and Heroic Packs, plus:
  • World of Warcraft - 30 days of game time ($15 value)
  • Hearthstone - 5 Golden Madness at the Darkmoon Faire card packs
  • Overwatch - 3 Golden Loot Boxes
  • Diablo III - Transmog Set

by Published on 2021-02-01 06:29 PM

BlizzConline Bundles - The Celebration Collection

Get Ready for BlizzConline February 19 - 20
The BlizzCon website has updated with a ton of information on this month's BlizzConline show!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Denizens of Azeroth, defenders of Sanctuary and the Koprulu Sector, heroes of Overwatch and the Nexus—we’d like to extend you a formal invitation to connect with your allies and rivals across the Blizzard community (virtually) during BlizzConline™ this February 19–20!


BlizzConline is an all-digital community celebration and exhibition of Blizzard games and universes—a chance for us to get together in the online world while circumstances keep us from gathering in the real one. We’ll be celebrating some fun milestones, shining a spotlight on the epic things the Blizzard community has been up to, and sharing the latest Blizzard game news with everyone.

You’ll be able to watch the entirety of the show completely free through the BlizzCon website, where you can choose between six channels of content covering your favorite games. You’ll also be able to watch the show on your favorite streaming platforms, including Twitch and YouTube.


On both days, we have a variety of events and preproduced segments planned to bring some of the BlizzCon spirit into your homes. We’ll dive deeper into Blizzard’s games and universes with developers, host some fun gaming competitions featuring esports pros, and a whole lot more.

Day 1 will kick off at 2 p.m. PST on Friday, February 19, with an opening segment that includes a first look at some of the latest game content the development teams have been working on. Then for the next three-plus hours, you’ll have the option to tune in to one of the six different themed channels, so you can decide whether you want to sample a little bit of everything or dig deeper into the games you’re interested in most.

Day 2 will pick back up at 12 p.m. PST on Saturday, February 20, with multiple channels once again, until the fun wraps up at later that afternoon. Throughout this second day, we’ll be shining a spotlight on the global Blizzard community, including the winners and outstanding entries in the Community Showcase contests and exhibitions.

If you miss anything along the way, don’t worry: you’ll be able to watch it later free in the BlizzConline video archives.

Select BlizzConline content will be supported in 12 languages via livestream or VOD, including English with subtitles in European Spanish, French, German, Russian, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese, and traditional Chinese.

We’ll be sharing a detailed schedule of events and segments in the weeks before the show—stay tuned!


This month is also 30th anniversary of Blizzard, and we’ll be using the BlizzConline occasion to celebrate three decades of playing together alongside our community. Starting today, we also have some commemorative in-game goodies for sale themed around 30 years of Blizzard as part of three Celebration Collections—check out our blog to learn more about what’s available for each game. And keep an eye on the Blizzard Gear Store for a selection of merchandise to help bring some of the online fun into the physical realm—including a replica of the Helm of Domination once worn by Arthas—coming to the Gear Store on February 19.



Thanks to everyone who sent in entries for the Community Showcase, and thanks to all our players around the world who’ve been channeling the BlizzCon spirit every day in-game. We can’t wait to connect with you all later this month!
by Published on 2021-01-31 12:31 PM

Easy WoW Toolbox Takedown (Bot Tools)
Following up on the Input Broadcasting Software Warnings from last year, it looks like Blizzard has requested the takedown of the Easy WoW Toolbox website and software, one of the most popular bot toolkits for World of Warcraft.

The results of this takedown can already be seen in Classic WoW, as many players have noticed a reduction of bots that gathered herbs and farmed righteous orbs.
Originally Posted by EWT
After being reached by Blizzard, I decided that EWT development, support and sales must be discontinued.

Despite being an independent platform, EWT allowed the development of many other tools that infringe Blizzard's terms of use. With the immediate stop of EWT services, these tools will also stop working, at least under the EWT platform.

This is the last official announcement and no further comments will be done on this matter.

Thank you for the support.



Covenant Mission Helper Addon
Covenant Mission Helper is a new addon that simulates the result of an adventure based on the strength of your units and the enemy team.

Addon Features
  • The addon comes with an optimize button that changes the order of your troops to minimize HP loss
  • If units have random abilities, the addon will instead simulate the fight many times and estimate the success rate
  • Adventures are simulated round by round, considering all units' abilities (with the exception of environment aura)
  • To the right of the adventure window you can preview the full combat log and the remaining units' health



Dark Legacy Comics #758
DLC #758 has been released!


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