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by Published on 2022-11-07 04:14 AM

Get 78% More XP during WoW's 18th Anniversary Event

WoW's 18th Anniversary - November 6-27, 2022
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Celebrate 18 Years of World of Warcraft with us! Log in to Shadowlands between November 6 and November 27 to earn the WoW’s 18th Anniversary achievement, then check your mail for a special Anniversary Gift Package.

Inside the gift package, you’ll find 200 Timewarped Badges, an “Invitation from the Timewalkers”, which will start a quest “A Timely Invitation” leading you to Chromie in the Caverns of Time, a Celebration Firework, and a Celebration Package item to increase experience and reputation gains by 18%.

In addition, quest givers Historian Llore and Historian Ju’pa will have two daily quests that give players a chance to earn additional Timewarped Badges either by answering World of Warcraft trivia or by defeating some familiar foes. Collectors will also have a chance to pick up a few pieces of classic loot from defeating them.

Historian Ma’di also has a variety of goodies you can purchase including:

Name Description Cost

Celebration Package

Use to increase all experience and reputation gains by 18%.

18 Copper

Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses

Appearance

200 Timewarped Badges

Celebration Wand - Gnoll

Consumable: Puts a Gnoll costume on a targeted party member.

25 Timewarped Badges

Celebration Wand - Murloc

Consumable: Puts a Murloc costume on a targeted party member.

25 Timewarped Badges

Celebration Wand - Quilboar

Consumable: Puts a Quilboar costume on a targeted party member.

25 Timewarped Badges

Celebration Wand - Trogg

Consumable: Puts a Trogg costume on a targeted party member.  

25 Timewarped Badges

Corgi Pup

Battle Pet: “His tiny legs make him more aerodynamic.”

200 Timewarped Badges

Crafted Cloak of War

Cosmetic

200 Timewarped Badges

Exquisite Costume Set: "Edwin VanCleef"

Consumable: “An intricate replica, down to the very strands of hair. It will wear out over time.”

200 Timewarped Badges

Inflatable Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker

Consumable: “Equip your Inflatable Thunderfury.”

50 Timewarped Badges

Overtuned Corgi Goggles

Toy: Designed to make your friends look adorable.

200 Timewarped Badges

Timeless Mechanical Dragonling

Battle Pet: “Dragons come in all types of temporal classification — timeless, time-lost, and even infinite.”

200 Timewarped Badges

Tranquil Mechanical Yeti Costume

Consumable: “Dress up like a Yeti.”

50 Timewarped Badges



Classic Bosses to Celebrate

It’s been 18 years since the gates opened into Azeroth, and the heroes of the Horde and Alliance began their journey of discovery and adventure. To celebrate this momentous occasion, some familiar foes have returned to Azeroth—with some slightly updated abilities. Players level 30 and above can take on Lord Kazzak, Azuregos, and one of the four Dragons of Nightmare each day for some loot and Timewarped Badges.

You’ll also be able to do a little Timewalking to take on the Doomwalker with the weekly quest, “Doomwalkin’ Has Come Knockin” for Timewarped Badges and a chance at additional rewards, including the Doomwalker Trophy Stand toy or Illidari Doomhawk mount.

In addition, players could also have a chance at the following rewards:

Weapons

Name Type

Akama's Edge

One-Hand Axe

Barrel-Blade Longrifle

Gun

Ethereum Nexus-Reaver

Two-Hand Axe

Talon of the Tempest

One-Hand Dagger



Armor

Name Type Slot

Anger-Spark Gloves

Cloth

Hand

Archaic Charm of Presence

--

Neck

Black-Iron Battlecloak

--

Back

Darkcrest Waistguard

Mail

Waist

Faceguard of the Endless Watch

Plate

Head

Fathom-Helm of the Deeps

Mail

Head

Gilded Trousers of Benediction

Cloth

Legs

Hellstitched Mantle

Leather

Shoulder

Terrorweave Tunic

Leather

Chest

Voidforged Greaves

Plate

Feet



Return to Alterac Valley of Olde

Run down your enemies, raze their fortifications, and exchange the tokens you loot from their corpses to summon mighty reinforcements in Korrak’s Revenge, a throwback Battleground inspired by the earliest days of Alterac Valley.

Players who participate in Korrak’s Revenge and complete the Alterac Valley of Olde achievement can earn two mounts: the Stormpike Battle Ram (Alliance) and the Frostwolf Snarler (Horde).

Join the Party in the Caverns of Time

Gather your friends and join the celebration in the Caverns of Time as you /dance, play some Khadgar-ball Soccer, and more.

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who has continued to make their home in Azeroth. You represent the best aspects of the Horde and the Alliance, and you inspire and motivate us every day. We’re looking forward to sharing many, many more adventures with you in the years to come.

Korrak's Revenge Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We found an unfortunate bug with Korrak’s Revenge and had to quickly turn it off.

We expect to fix the bug and re-open Korrak’s Revenge with scheduled weekly maintenance on Tuesday.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
by Published on 2022-11-06 03:37 AM

Adventure Lies Ahead in the New Dragonflight Dungeons
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Four new level-up dungeons and four maximum-level dungeons await players who venture into the Dragon Isles. Whether you’re looking for loot, a new challenge, or to learn more about this ancient land, you’ll need to gather your courage— and your allies— for the trials ahead.

Level-up dungeons:

  • Ruby Life Pools
  • Brackenhide Hollow
  • The Nokhud Offensive
  • Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr

Max-level dungeons:

  • Neltharus
  • The Azure Vault
  • Halls of Infusion
  • Algeth'ar Academy



Zone: The Waking Shores

Ruby Life Pools


As the ancestral nesting grounds for the five flights, the Ruby Life Pools is a sacred place. The Red Dragonflight, whose charge it is to nurture all life, protect these pools and the future of all dragonkind held within them.

However, Raszageth and her Primalists have come to steal that future away and infuse their own powers into the sacred pools. They must be stopped for dragonkind to thrive.

  • Melidrussa Chillworn: Melidrussa Chillworn leads the Primalist infusion efforts in the Ruby Life Pools. Her fervent belief is that she is protecting young dragon eggs from the influence of the titans and cleansing them from the stain of Order magic. She will stop at nothing to fulfill her calling and return the eggs to what she believes is their natural state.
  • Kokia Blazehoof: As Primalist forces assault the Ruby Life Pools from all sides, it falls to Kokia and her Blazebound lieutenants to capture precious eggs from overwhelmed defenders, spreading flame and havoc as they go.
  • Kyrakka and Erkhart Stormvein: Kyrakka and Erkhart roam the skies above the Ruby Life Pools coordinating attacks on the shrine below while also taking out any interfering dragons. If left unchecked, they burn the Life Pools to the ground and blow the remaining ash away in a cleansing elemental storm.

Neltharus


Beneath the Obsidian Citadel lies Neltharus, home of the black dragonflight’s hoard and the secrets behind their legendary forging. When the djaradin woke from their slumber, they chose Neltharus as the point of entry for their attack. Surprised to find it deserted, they quickly laid claim to its secrets for themselves... as well as the rest of the Obsidian Citadel.

  • Chargath, Bane of Scales: This veteran dragon hunter’s title was given eons as a mark of legend. While the Qalashi hunters under his command train, he plans their next offensive and awaits with eager anticipation the opportunity to display his expertise.
  • Forgemaster Gorek: As one of the djaradin’s most distinguished craftsmen, the Forgemaster Gorek now resides in his sweltering chamber of the black dragon barracks. There, he harnesses the igneous power of the massive forge to construct deadly weaponry.
  • Magmatusk: The djaradin discovered many of Neltharion’s secrets while plundering Neltharus. An experimental potion gone awry created Magmatusk, a behemoth of a mammoth bent on sheer destruction.
  • Warlord Sargha: Leader of the Qalash djaradin, Warlord Sargha has been in search of anything that would increase the power of her clan and help take down their draconic enemies. In the hoard at the heart of Neltharus, she may have found exactly what the djaradin need.



Zone: The Azure Span

Brackenhide Hollow


Brackenhide Hollow is the largest gnoll settlement in the Dragon Isles, and home tounspeakable danger. Decay seeps from the Hollow, spreading among the gnoll tribes of the Azure Span and threatening to rot away all life. In the heart of the Hollow lies the leader of the Brackenhide, and the knowledge she gleefully shares with her withered kin.

  • Hackclaw’s War-Band: Rira Hackclaw and her compatriots, Gashtooth and Tricktotem have risen up as a deadly warband among the Brackenhide. Their tactics are the reason tuskarr never travel alone, and their strength is the reason Wratheye has them guarding the gate to the Hollow.
  • Treemouth: Withered by decay, this once proud ancient has been dubbed Treemouth by the gnolls. As the rot settled into its branches, so too did it settle in the poor creature’s mind, leaving a creature bent on nothing more than the need to feed and spread decay.
  • Gutshot: This sharpshooting gnoll has mastered the art of hunting, trapping, and killing her prey. Impressed by her abilities and cunning, the Decatriarch has assigned Gutshot to oversee and train the other hunters…and take out any interlopers that might venture too far into Brackenhide.
  • Decatriarch Wratheye: Wratheye discovered decay magic in her thirst for power, and declared herself the Decatriarch after mastering it. She now builds the strength of the Brackenhide by spreading her dark magic among her tribe so the tuskarr, and all of the Azure Span, will rot in its wake.

The Azure Vault


Long ago, Malygos created the Azure Vault as a place for Sindragosa to catalogue and store away curious magical artifacts he found. Locked away and deserted millenia ago, the Vault has since fallen into disrepair, leaving it vulnerable to attacks from without… and within.

  • Leymor: Leymor was born of a humble seedling that Malygos found in a pool of ley energy. Once but a small sprout in Sindragosa’s garden, over millenia Leymor has shot up like a weed. Left to its own devices, the looming giant would surely overrun the entirety of the Azure Vault.
  • Azureblade: As security for the Vault, Azureblade refused to leave when it was sealed, choosing duty over safety. When the blue dragons failed to return, her bitter resignation drove her to eventual madness. Extending her own life with the magics she was sworn to protect, Azureblade now claims ownership over all the blue dragonflight left behind.
  • Telash Greywing: Furious at the blue dragonflight, Telash Greywing is determined to find the secrets that Sindragosa has been hiding in the Arcane Vault. Together with the Sundered Flame, he is certain he will discover more about the origins of the dracthyr... and incriminating evidence against the blue dragonflight.
  • Umbrelskul: Millenia ago, Umbrelskul unwittingly meddled with raw arcane power. Riddled with crystalline growths, he was taken to the Azure Vault until a cure could be found. Sadly, the Vault was sealed away before the research was completed, leaving Umbrelskul sleeping in stasis... until now.



Zone: Ohn'ahran Plains

The Nokhud Offensive


After Clan Nokhud captured the ancient eagle spirit, Ohn’ahra, civil war spread across the Ohn’ahran plains like wildfire. To the other clans, Ohn’ahra is more than a mere spirit: she is their goddess. Primalists summon elemental forces, and necromancers command the spirits of legendary centaur. Beset by enemies, the other Maruuk clans rally. The Nokhud tyrant, Balakar Khan, watches from afar, bellowing commands. Relentless enemy offenses will continue until his forces submit. The battlefield awaits.

  • Granyth: Granyth casts his shadow over the plains of Ohn’ahra appearing as an omen of death and destruction. As battles between centaur clans rage across the plains, he knows it is time to destroy his ancient enemies once and for all. Soon he will land on the battlefield. Clan Shikaar’s ballistae will be ready.
  • The Raging Tempest: Violent storm winds that ravage the plains of Ohn’ahra have coalesced into an avatar of the storm. The Raging Tempest continues to gather power to devastate not only the plains of Ohn’ahra, but eventually the entirety of the Dragon Isles. Unless champions can defeat the stormcasters and dispel their relentless elemental, Primalist chaos will reign on the plains.
  • Teera and Maruuk: Ukhel necromancers are resurrecting legendary centaur. The spirits of the first matriarch, Teera, and the centaur’s greatest warrior, Maruuk have risen from their graves. Once their furty has abated, perhaps they can find rest again…and eternal peace.
  • Balakar Khan: Balakar Khan is the ruthless and mighty leader of the Nokhud clan. His stormcasters have captured the great eagle spirit Ohn’ahra, and he wants to seize the Windmother’s power. Hatred unites his clan against all “outsiders.” As the relentless offensive continues, someone must stand up to this tyrant.



Zone: Eastern Kingdoms: Badlands

Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr


Uldaman is an ancient titan facility where, long ago, allies of the heroic Keeper Tyr hid the Discs of Norgannon.

After returning to the Dragon Isles, Queen Alexstrasza learned of another disc locked away within Uldaman... one that holds the memories of Tyr himself. Believing this knowledge is needed to restore the power of the Aspects, Alexstrasza has asked her mortal allies to brave the perils of Uldaman and recover Tyr's memories to secure the future of dragonkind.

  • The Lost Dwarves: The quest for ancient knowledge, untold riches, and worldwide fame has lured brothers Eric, Olaf, and Baelog into the depths of Uldaman once again. But it seems these brazen explorers may have stayed underground a bit too long, as their scrambled senses are preventing them from recognizing whether someone is friend... or foe.
  • Bromach: The burly Bromach is chieftain of the Stonevault troggs, a brutal bunch who believe that Uldaman's treasures belong to them. While Bromach has a particular distaste for meddling dwarves, he's determined that no outsiders will get past him.
  • Sentinel Talondras: Talondras is one of the refti, a titan-forged race crafted by Keeper Tyr to work in harmony with dragonkind. Fiercely loyal to their maker, the refti were sometimes sent to distant shores to carry out important missions. Sentinel Talondras was charged with defending the route to the disc holding Tyr's memories and is determined to keep the unworthy from laying claim to her maker's legacy.
  • Emberon: Titan vaults are infamous for their intricate defenses, and the halls of Uldaman are no exception. Forged by the skilled hands of Keeper Archaedas long ago, Emberon was imbued with the ability to unleash searing flames upon any who seeks to plunder the titans' secrets.
  • Chrono-Lord Deios: While the Dragon Queen seeks to restore the Aspects' powers, there are others among dragonkind who do not want to see Alexstrasza's plan succeed. Chrono-Lord Deios intends for his flight to control the timeways and to usher in the coming of the one true Aspect, whose dominion shall be... Infinite.



Zone: Thaldraszus

Halls of Infusion


Deep beneath Tyrhold lies the Halls of Infusion. Its structure was built upon an ancient wellspring, the waters of which were channeled by Keeper Tyr to feed the Life Pools of the red flight. Now that the Dragon Isles have reawakened, Primalist forces have invaded these halls. Have they come to destroy the facility…or to reveal secrets that Tyr left behind?

  • Watcher Irideus: Tasked by Tyr to protect and maintain the Halls of Infusion, Watcher Irideus has performed his duties to perfection…until now. Caught off guard by the Primalists’ incursion, he was overwhelmed by the elemental forces they unleashed. A mistake he does not intend to make again.
  • Gulping Goliath: Deep within the caverns of the halls of Infusion lurks the Gulping Goliath. Sire to countless generations of hornswogs, the Goliath and his brood have thrived upon the unprocessed waters of the wellspring. Driven by an insatiable hunger, he will eagerly devour any creature that strays too close to his lair.
  • Khajin the Unyielding: Khajin the Unyielding seethes with hatred for Keeper Tyr for tampering with the ancient wellspring beneath Tyrhold. Waters that once flowed with the eternal essence of Azeroth have been polluted by Order magic. Khajin would see the world freed from the malignant legacy of the titans…at any cost.
  • Primal Tsunami: Infuser Sariya is driven to restore the world to what it once was: a primal elemental landscape of unfettered power. She has used all her will and cunning to summon the Primal Tsunami, an elemental being mighty enough to topple Keeper Tyr’s facility and return the waters of the wellspring to their natural state.

Algeth'ar Academy


Long ago, the great Algeth’ar Academy was a place of higher learning for all dragons. Though it fell dormant with the rest of the Isles, it has reopened and is back under the guidance of Headteacher Doragosa. In a series of exciting, new changes, the Academy is currently seeking new students from all walks of life, not just dragons, as well as volunteers, to help get it back to the bustling halls of education it once was. Those who walk the Academy grounds are sure to learn something new.

  • Vexamus: As one of the most tenured professors in the academy, Maxdormu uses his powers as a bronze dragon to help bring his history lessons to life.
    While this proves to be quite an educational and fun experience, it can occasionally go awry. Vexamus is one of Professor Maxdormu’s favorite lessons, but if any historical detail is inaccurate, he will be quick to scold any rowdy students.
  • Overgrown Ancient: Professors Mystakria and Ichistrasz have used just a touch too much magic in an effort to clear the botany labs. Now they have a big, leafy problem on their hands in the form of an Overgrown Ancient that threatens to undo all their hard work.
  • Crawth: The Lish Lirath, or Talon Toss, arena is quite literally for the birds these days. Crawth has taken up residence in the center of the arena and has no immediate plans to move out soon. Let’s see if we can get her to play ball…and leave.
  • Echo of Headteacher Doragosa: Headteacher Doragosa thought of everything when it came to Algeth’ar Academy. Including a complex simulacrum of herself to take care of any day-to-day tasks and upkeep while the isles lay dormant. Now that the Academy is open once again, perhaps she can use it to help keep track of all the new students. It’s done a fine job in the interim and is absolutely the one spell that did not degrade after all these years. Perfectly stable and helpful. Right?



Challenging new adventures and glittering treasures await with the release of Dragonflight!
by Published on 2022-11-05 01:49 AM

Dragonflight PTR Pre-Patch Events Testing and Feedback
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We have just updated the Dragonflight PTR to test the following over the weekend:

  • The Introductory Quest Line
  • Elemental Storms in Badlands and Un’Goro.
    • These Storms will change the surrounding area’s weather and enhance enemies with additional powers.
  • The Return of Uldaman as a level 60 dungeon.

This playtest will end on the Dragonflight PTR on Sunday, November 6 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Please provide any feedback you have in this thread.

See you there!

WoW Hotfixes - November 4, 2022
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

  • Monk
    • Fixed an issue where Tiger Tail Sweep rank 2 was not granting a bonus over rank 1.

  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Fixed an issue that caused Recompense to not function with the Ultimate Sacrifice PvP talent.

  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Fixed an issue preventing the Exsanguinate talent from benefitting from increased range provided by the Acrobatic Strikes talent.
    • Outlaw
      • Fixed an issue that caused the Opportunity talent tooltip to display an incorrect value.
      • Fixed an issue that caused Skull and Crossbones (Roll the Bones effect) to provide a bonus much lower than intended.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented bonus Pistol Shots from the Fan the Hammer talent from triggering Blade Flurry.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the Greenskin's Wickers talent from benefitting from Echoing Reprimand's Animacharge effect.

  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Fixed an issue where Inquisitor's Gaze would attack enemies that were not in combat with you.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue with the “That’s a Good Trick” quest that was preventing players from interacting with Lady Moonberry and completing the quest.

User Interface and Accessibility

  • Fixed an issue where action bars could get cleared when switching loadouts.
  • Fixed an issue where some characters may be unable to change their talents.
by Published on 2022-11-04 10:30 PM

Dragonflight Beta Mythic+ Testing - Nov 4th-7th
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Greetings!

Dragonflight Mythic+ testing will once again be available on Beta this weekend. The test period will begin Friday November 4th at 16:00 PDT (19:00 EDT, 01:00 CEST), and end Monday November 7th at 16:00 PDT (19:00 EDT, 01:00 CEST). Please note that the test period may be adjusted in the event of technical difficulties.

This weekend mainly features a lot of tuning, bug fixes, and quality of life improvements. We’d particularly appreciate testing with affixes to help us identify any issues with affix interactions in specific dungeons.

During the test period you’ll be able to acquire and customize Mythic Keystones by talking to the Keystone Vendor in Stormwind or Orgrimmar, and the nearby Dungeon Teleports NPC will assist you with transportation.

We look forward to hearing your feedback!



But wait, there’s more!

We’ve just confirmed that Temple of the Jade Serpent is stable enough be tested this weekend, and it should now be available on Beta. This dungeon received the most changes out of all our returning dungeons in the season 1 pool, so we’re excited to hear any thoughts you have on the updated experience.
by Published on 2022-11-04 09:47 PM

WoW 18th Anniversary Event Now Scheduled from Nov 6 to Nov 27
The in-game calendar has changed recently to show the 18th Anniversary event starting on November 6 and ending on November 27. The event was originally slated for November 15 to December 6. With this change, leveling will become even faster for a week long period before Phase 2 of Prepatch ends the Winds of Wisdom buff. During this week, players will have access to 3 EXP increasing buffs:

  • Winds of Wisdom +50%
  • 18th Anniversary +18%
  • DMF +10%





Hearthstone Welcome Back Gift
Blizzard has started giving players a gift of 150 card packs to return to Hearthstone. Be sure to check your unclaimed gifts on the Battle.net Launcher to claim them.



WarcraftDB Updated for Dragonflight Expansion
WarcraftDB has been updated with raid and dungeon guides for the Dragonflight Expansion.



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