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by Published on 2017-01-03 03:52 PM

Yong Woo and Ben Brode on the Designer Insights Video Series

World Boss - Flotsam
Flotsam is up this week, giving players a chance to win item level 860 loot and a Life Relic. Shaman also have a chance to get The Warmace of Shirvallah.



Weekly Bonus Event - Arena Skirmishes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Sharpen your swords and reinforce your boards, because you’re called to the PvP Arena for the hectic mayhem of Skirmishes.

This Week: Arena Skirmishes
All week, from anywhere in Azeroth, open the Group Finder (default hotkey: i), select the Player vs. Player tab on the bottom of the window, and then under Arena Battles, choose either 2v2 or 3v3 and JOIN BATTLE. You’ll be matched up with teammates and provided with opponents to kill in the Arena.

Look for the following all week long:

  • Archmage Timear near Violet Hold in Dalaran has a quest for you.
    • Quest requirement: Win 10 Arena PvP Skirmishes
  • Passive buff: +50% honor gains from Skirmishes

If you’ve been looking to make some Honor gains, this is the week to do it!

Darkmoon Faire
The Darkmoon Faire is back in town! There are a few things it offers that you can take advantage of:


by Published on 2017-01-02 08:00 PM

Enchanted Fey Dragon Mount Giveaway
We are starting out the new year by giving away some mounts!

  • The giveaway is for 10 x Enchanted Fey Dragon
  • To enter the giveaway, just reply to this post! Make sure to mention if you play on US or EU servers in your reply.
  • The giveaway will be closed on Sunday, January 8th at 11:59 PM EST and winners will be chosen randomly within five business days.
  • Winners will be contacted by PM on the site. There is no email alert by default, you will need to log in and check your PMs.
  • A note will be added to the top of the current news post when winners have been PMed.
  • Winners have 72 hours to respond before another winner will be selected to replace them.
  • This giveaway is open to residents of the US, Canada (except Quebec), Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
  • See the official rules for more details.



by Published on 2016-12-31 07:43 PM

Blizzard Celebrate 20 Years of Diablo - In-game events in all Blizzard Titles

Hearthstone 2016 Year in Review

Ring in the New Year with a Grand Fireworks Display!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Head to your favorite capital city to watch fireworks light the skies beginning at 6:00 p.m. realm time tonight (December 31) and every hour on the hour. It’s a celebration you won’t want to miss, so get on your /dancing shoes and don your finest party transmog as we ring in a new year.

If you’re on a PvP realm, we’d advise extra caution around Booty Bay. The guards don’t seem to be enforcing the town rules and won’t be until the new day dawns.

Armory Stats - Winter Veil Gifts
As we wait for the new year to arrive, we are taking a look back to see how many current players have the old Winter Veil gifts. For these stats, we defined current player as any player that had a Level 110 character that has logged in during the past two months.

Keep in mind that the number for this year isn't quite accurate yet, as you can still open gifts for a while. While we were gathering data, we noticed that only 83,990 players in our database have all 10 years of gifts!

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This Month in WoW - January 2017
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
It’s almost time to ring in the new year! In this edition of This Month in WoW, we share what’s coming for the month of January, take a brief look back on 2016, and ask you to share your Word of Warcraft plans for the New Year.

Time is Running Out! - Adopt Mischief and Support Make-A-Wish®
Time is running out to adopt this World of Warcraft® in-game pet from in in-game shop and the Battle.net Shop. You can also adopt the plush companion available in the Gear Store in support of Make-A-Wish. You have until December 31 for your purchase to go toward this great cause. Learn more on our post here.

Holidays

New Year’s Fireworks! [December 31- January 1]
Ring in the new year in Azeroth by heading to your favorite capital city to watch the fireworks displays which will begin at 6 pm PST and reoccur every hour on the hour. If you’re up for a little extra PvP, you may want to head toward Booty Bay where the guards have eschewed the town rules for the night.

Lunar Festival [ January 21- February 4]
Every year the druids of Moonglade hold a celebration of their city’s great triumph over an ancient evil. During the Lunar Festival, citizens of Azeroth have the opportunity to honor their elders by celebrating their sage wisdom, sharing in magnificent feasts, and of course… shooting firewoks!

2016 in Brief
2016 has been a great and terrible year for the citizens of Azeroth. The forces of the Horde and Alliance both managed to defend Draenor from the machinations of Gul’dan and his Legion allies within Hellfire Citadel, but in turn, the Burning Legion has set its sights once more on Azeroth. New heroes have arisen with the addition of the Demon Hunters who have joined in the fight to save Azeroth from the onslaught in the World of Warcraft:Legion expansion. The next chapters have yet to be told, but we know the heroes of Azeroth will rise to the challenge as each present themselves.

Fan Art
Artists from around the world have continued to share their amazing pieces of work with us and we wanted to take a moment to show off some of the amazing pieces they’ve created throughout the year.


We look forward to seeing what the talented World of Warcraft community will create next!

What’s Your 2017 WoW Resolution?
It’s that time again, in which we all take a look at our lives in Azeroth and make a resolution or two on what we plan to do in the year ahead. Whether it’s to help new players every third Friday, get that one Achievement you just haven’t gotten yet, or to take your Mythic Keystone difficulty even further, we want to know.

What’s your 2017 WoW Resolution? Share it with us in the comments below.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year and look forward to another great year ahead!
by Published on 2016-12-30 11:41 AM

Blizzard Celebrate 20 Years of Diablo - In-game events in all Blizzard Titles

Value Town #101 - The Current Meta & Wishlist Discussion

Addon - Reagent Banker
Reagent Banker is a simple addon that auto deposits reagents to the reagent bank when you visit the bank. There are some additional options to modify behavior of the addon and print what is deposited to chat.



Patch 7.1 - Ravika and Lenny "Fingers" McCoy
One small change in Patch 7.1 is the expanded availability of the Patch 5.3 toys. With the launch of Legion, these toys were added to vendors you had to visit before doing the Broken Shore intro. Now you can also find these vendors out in the world, on Echo Isles and in Stormwind.

Bom'bay's Color-Seein' Sauce is also back on the vendor. It was not available on the version of Lenny that appears before the Broken Shore, but is now on both versions.



Level Type Name Cost
1Other Whole-Body Shrinka'25
1Other Sen'jin Spirit Drum10
1Cosmetic Griftah's Authentic Troll Shoes50
1Other Xan'tish's Flute5


Level Type Name Cost
1Junk Lucky Rat's Tooth8
1Junk Old Lucky Coin1 60
1Junk Lucky Charm17 77 77
1Other Bom'bay's Color-Seein' Sauce200
1Shirt Lucky Shirt100


Fan Art - Updated Paladin Judgment Set
Shem Dawson is a 3D artist at Blizzard and did some personal art (not official) of the Paladin Judgment Set. Scroll down on the page to view it in the 3D modelviewer! You can see the original set here.


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