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by Published on 2016-09-02 05:49 PM

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Blizzard Takes Seattle at PAX West - Legion Panel Live Stream
It looks like we might hear more about Patch 7.1 at PAX West tomorrow.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
PAX West takes over Seattle, Washington again this year from September 2–5, but you don’t need to attend to get in on some of the action.

Panel Live Stream: World of Warcraft: Legion – The Invasion Continues

Sit back and enjoy a hot mug of coffee or steaming cup of tea in the comfort of your own home, and catch our Legion panel stream live from Seattle here on the World of Warcraft site—no umbrella required. World of Warcraft developers Luis Barriga, Cory Stockton, and Eric Maloof will be on hand to talk Legion and discuss the next chapter in its evolution.

When: Saturday, September 3 from 1pm–2pm PDT

Where: Live stream here on the World of Warcraft site, or in person at PAX West in the Wyvern Theater

Visit the Blizzard Booth

If you’re in Seattle and far from your home computer, don’t worry—you’ll be able to visit the Blizzard Booth 425 in the Expo Hall to get in some quality time with Legion and hang out with our helpful Blizzard staff.

If you want more streaming action, then make sure to catch community content creator Swifty, who will be streaming live from PAX West during the show hours all weekend long direct from the Blizzard Booth.

Patch 7.0.3 Hotfixes - September 1
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Anti-Magic Barrier should no longer grant more than the intended bonus when combined with other effects that increase health.
  • Vampiric Blood should no longer grant more than the intended bonus when combined with other effects that increase health.

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Ignite spreading will no longer incorrectly remove other Mages' Ignite.

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Fortifying Brew should no longer grant more than the intended bonus when combined with other effects that increase health.

Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Enhancement Shamans should no longer be prevented from using instant Healing Surge while moving.

Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Commanding Shout should no longer grant more than the intended bonus when combined with other effects that increase health.

  • The tooltip for Tome of the Clear Mind now correctly states a maximum player level of 109 for its use.
  • Equippable items from Legion dungeon treasure chests should match your class proficiencies.
  • Skaggldrynk should now properly share a cooldown with other combat potions.

  • Tarben should now cast his Jarl’s Command fear spell a bit less often.
  • In Darkbrul Arena, Stonefist Brawler’s stun attack should now be removable by effects that remove stuns.


  • Experience earned from gaining Honor has been reduced by approximately 50%.
    • Developer’s note: We want battlegrounds and skirmishes to be a worthwhile and rewarding activity while leveling, but that should not be the most efficient method for gaining XP. While we've decreased the experience from PvP, it is still more efficient than it was in previous expansions.

  • Fixed an issue where faction transfers would interfere with Death Knight's ability to complete the Class Hall quest "The Firstborn Rises".
  • Fixed a bug causing players who died during the sequence of Dalaran's teleportion would get stuck in Deadwind Pass.
  • Paladins should now be able to progress with their Class Hall Campaigns after completing the quest "The Scion's Legacy", by speaking with Lord Maxwell Tyrosus.
  • Teensy Weensy Fae Dragons should now appear more frequently during the quest “Teensy Weenies!”.

  • Rogue player should no longer sometimes experience issues using their Smoke Bomb during "The Unseen Blade".
  • Players should no longer be erroneously placed in a phase in Deadwind Pass that makes them unable to complete quests in the area, including "Following the Curse."
  • Hunters completing to quest to obtain their second or third artifact should no longer receive the quest "Hunter to Hunter" after turn-in.
  • The points of interest for the Warrior quest “Legacy of the Icebreaker" are now displaying correctly and the stage objectives update appropriately.

  • Daglop should no longer disengage with the player, allowing “Minion! Kill Them!” to be completed normally.
  • During "The Right Weapon for the Job", shipwrecked captives in the Shipwreck Arena clubhouse should no longer glow as if they’re viable targets for the quest.
  • Players who leave the area and return during the “The Scythe of Souls” should be able to complete the quest.
  • Players entering the Nor'danil Wellspring in Azsuna should no longer be incorrectly queued to enter the Withered Scenario in Suramar.
  • Players should no longer fail to loot several quest objects in the Nar’thalas Academy during quests such as "Study Hall: Combat Research" and “Dressing with Class”.

  • The bungee rope attached to the player should no longer disappear during the quest “Going Down, Going Up”.
  • Mayla Highmountain should no longer leave combat and reset the Wrath of Dargrul boss fight during “The Underking”.
  • On “Murlocs: The Next Generation” and “Oh, the Clawdacity!”, Murky’s abilities no longer affect other players in PvP. Gurrullrurlll mrrrgrglru ruluulll.

  • "Waking the Shieldmaiden" now has a correctly-placed location dot on the map.

  • Fixed a number of issues with the "Defend The Temple" Bonus Objective in Val'sharah.

  • Obelisk of the Void should appear in the Dungeon Journal for all ranged damage dealers and healers.

  • Orgrimmar, Stormwind, and previously invasion-affected areas should once again be unified for single realms.
    • Developer’s note: On RP servers, we’re setting sharding and cross-realm zoning back to how things were working before the Burning Legion invaded. This had been changed for stability during pre-launch events and invasions.

World Quests & Cross-Realm Grouping
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’re currently tracking an issue that can cause players to “lose” World Quests when grouping with other players cross-realm. Correcting this issue is a top priority for us, and we’re working hard on a fix, but wanted to share some workarounds for this issue in the meantime.

You can tell if you’re experiencing this issue by checking the quest tracker (which, by default, at the right side of your screen. If you don’t see the World Quest there, it’s not currently active for you. You can re-activate it by doing one of the following:

  • Logging out and back in to that character
  • Running a fair distance away from the World Quest area and then back

Additionally, if you plan to join a cross-realm group to do a World Quest, you can avoid this issue by joining that group before you arrive at the World Quest area. Note that this issue only occurs when using cross-realm grouping.

Again, we’re hard at work on a fix for the issue, but the above workarounds should allow you to complete World Quests properly until that fix is in place.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Legion Auction House
We are discussing adding an Engineering Auction House to Dalaran, much as it was in Wrath of the Lich King.

I'll update this thread with any more information I hear on this. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Dalaran Underbelly Guards
When people signed up for PVE server we were under the impression that PVP will be purely optional. From what I can tell bodyguard doesn't always work.

Bodyguards are bugged. Once they're fixed its a non issue unless 5g is too steep.

We've seen reports of this, just a heads up that we are looking into issues reported with bodyguards in the Underbelly. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
I still don't understand how you get gear from pvp or what item level it is and what you do to get higher item level gear.
not happy with the transparency on this. Getting fixed in 7.1. (holinka)

profession quest
I know! Learning recipes for your profession through questlines is so much more engaging that just clicking Learn on a trainer! (Celestalon)
by Published on 2016-09-01 07:12 PM

Curse App Upgrades

The migration to the new Curse App continues with improved addon management support and guild servers!

  • Complete WoW addon and addon settings management
  • Guild Sync, allowing for easy guild server creation with lots of customization options for permissions and channels
  • Full item linking support to show off loot, complete with tooltips
  • UI Wizard lets you easily share your addons or create custom UI packs
  • Faction themes for Horde and Alliance
  • Full Mac support
  • No ads
  • Expanded localization support for many more languages

Guild Sync is a free, easy way to create a chat server for your existing WoW guild.

  • When guild members join, permissions will be granted to them based on their in-game rank.
  • You can post polls to vote on things like raid nights.
  • Create multiple channels for different groups and other activities.

Everyone has been granted a preview of several Curse Premium features through September 25th, 2016:

  • Update all addons simultaneously
  • Multiselect addons
  • Auto-update addons
  • Dragon avatar border on your profile in the Curse app

A Curse Premium subscription will be required to continue using these features after the promotional period ends.

If you haven't already, you can download the Curse app here. Please be sure to leave any feedback you have about this update inside the app via the feedback submission form in the help menu. If you need help or have any questions, please visit our Knowledge Base or reach out to the Twitter account.

by Published on 2016-08-31 07:37 AM

Stutter Step Guide by TryHardEnmity

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Addon - HideOrderHallBar
HideOrderHallBar is an addon that hides the new bar that appears at the top of your screen whenever you are in the Order Hall.

Patch 7.0.3 Hotfixes - August 30
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Corrected an issue that prevented Assassination Rogues from queuing for Legion dungeons even after obtaining their Artifact.

  • Rhonin's Assaulting Armwraps will now activate only once per cast of Arcane Missiles. Proc rate and buff duration have been adjusted to compensate. (Increased to 25% chance for 6 sec, up from 10% chance and 5 sec)
  • Sephuz's Secret should now be activated by Grimoire: Felguard's Axe Toss.

  • Legion players who had begun the post-Broken Shore event quests, but not completed them, should now be eligible to receive “In the Blink of an Eye”.

  • The Living Flames summoned by Felsoul Crushers now give appropriate levels of experience during "The Hunt".
  • Players should now properly receive credit for traveling to the Emerald Dreamway during "Cleansing the Mother Tree" when using the Dreamwalk ability.
  • Stormweaver Ingrida should no longer sometimes evade during "Stolen Thunder".

  • The Weapon Racks on Torok's Bluff can now be interacted with after their first use during the Bonus Objective "Vengeance for the Stonedark".
  • Credit for enemies defeated during the quest "Huln's War - Reinforcements" should now be shared among all nearby players.

  • Dread-Rider Malwick should respawn more readily, allowing for completion of “Assault and Battery”.
  • Players who are ready to turn in the quest “The Splintered Fleet” can now always see Dread-Rider Cullen. If she has just flown away, she will re-appear within a few minutes.
  • Players who abandon the quest “Dances with Ravenbears” should no longer retain the quest ability bar.
  • “Greymane’s Gambit” now reliably credits the player for completing the scenario.
  • “The Splintered Fleet” now reliably credits the player for completing the scenario.
  • The Skyfire Propeller should no longer become untouchable during “Signal Boost”.

  • Pollous the Fetid is now always roaming around Dreadroot in Val’sharah and defeatable, allowing “Purging the River” to be completed.
  • Players who are in a group and arrive late for the final kill in “The Fate of Val’sharah” should receive credit and be able to proceed.
  • Fixed a number of issues with the "Defend The Temple" Bonus Objective in Val'sharah.

  • Players can now rest and bind their hearthstone in the Forsaken Foothold and Skyfire Triage Camp areas in Stormheim.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Smoothest Launch Ever!
Shout out to our amazing server engineers and the other folks who have helped make this launch a success! A lot of them worked tirelessly through long and stressful nights to make sure this went smooth. They typically live in the background of our day-to-day activities here, but I've never seen such an awesome launch since I started playing WoW, so the praise is deserved!

Another shout out to all the testers who have tirelessly supplied their feedback and notes on bugs, issues, and crashes over the course of Alpha and Beta - you guys helped create this experience as well, and we couldn't have done it without you.

Blizzard has amazing teams, and it's been awesome seeing us all come together to pull this off. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Cenarion Circle Reputation and Artifact Quests
I can't do the Druid artifact quests because I'm hostile with the Cenarion Circle. Archdruid Hamuul Runetotem won't speak to me. Can you guys turn him into a neutral faction NPC please? I know this is karma for the hours spent murdering Moonglade Guards but this is literally barring me entry from WoW Legion. I'm pretty sad right now.
This issue has been hotfixed.

Cenarion Circle has decided to make peace with everyone.

You should now all be able to get the quest.

If you find any remaining issues related to this issue please let us know.

Enjoy Legion! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Amazon Collector's Edition Delay
Just got word from Amazon (today, release day, on the day I was supposed to take delivery) that my Collector's Edition will not arrive until sometime between the end of September and the end of October.
We have been investigating this and learned that there was a shipping issue which impacted some players who pre-ordered their CE from select retailers. We’re currently working with these retailers to address this issue and make sure these players get their copy of the CE as quickly as possible. We hope that this will be resolved shortly for you and any others affected. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
by Published on 2016-08-29 10:38 PM

Legion Cinematics
Legion is live and with it comes some new cinematics!

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