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by Published on 2020-06-03 01:31 AM

Patch 8.3 Hotfixes - June 2, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Items and Rewards

  • Corrupted Items
    • Gushing Wound (Corruption Effect) damage over time effect has been reduced by 35%.
      • Developer’s note: While we try to avoid changes like this outside of regular balance patch intervals, the changes we've made to the Corruption system to make Corruption more targetable and attainable risks turning a rare but powerful Corruption into the optimal choice in nearly every situation. With this reduction in damage, Gushing Wound will remain reasonably powerful in all situations, but will no longer be the most efficient source of damage per Corruption in all situations.
    • Fixed a bug that caused the lockout time of interrupted spell schools to increase when the Ineffable Truth Corruption effect ends.
by Published on 2020-06-02 03:24 PM

New Preserved Contaminants - June 2nd, 2020
New Preserved Contaminants are now available for purchase from MOTHER in the Chamber of Heart.

Available in this Rotation

Choosing Your Corruption
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Choosing Your Corruption

In addition to any unlocked Essences, MOTHER will now also offer several new Preserved Contaminants, which allow for a specific Corruption effect (and the associated Corruption penalty) to be applied to a selected item. The inventory of available Preserved Contaminants will change twice each week, mirroring the Assault cadence, and will cycle through all available Corruption effects at various levels of potency.

You can use a Preserved Contaminant to apply the Corruption you purchased to any uncorrupted item that can be Corrupted, much like an enchant.
by Published on 2020-06-02 11:56 AM

Shadowlands Alpha - Chromie Timewalking
Chromie Timewalking has been added in the game in Shadowlands Alpha Build 34490. You can find Chromie sitting on her hourglass near Orgrimmar and Stormwind Embassy.

Characters Level 10 can speak with Chromie to choose a different timeline to level in: Kalimdor & Eastern Kingdoms, Outland, Northrend, Pandaria, Draenor or Broken Isles.

Note that this option will be available only to veteran players, new players to World of Warcraft will have to level in Battle for Azeroth by turning in the quest Hour of Reckoning/Hour of Reckoning.

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Characters Level 10-50
Hey there, [name]!
Traveling through time is quite dangerous. Adventure awaits once you've got a little more experience.
> Select a different timeline.

Chromie Time
Journey back to your favorite story and tackle challenges from the past that scale for characters level 10-50! Pick a timeline and get to adventuring!

Kalimdor & Eastern Kingdoms
Deathwing's emergence from Deepholm altered Azeroth's landscape forever, and weakened the veil between this world and the elemental planes. Deathwing won't know what hit him!
Chromie says: Who would have thought someone named Deathwing would bring about so much destruction?

The Dark Portal has once again opened, and the demons of the Burning Legion are advancing on Azeroth! Make sure their plans have a rather... Azerothian-sized setback!
Chromie says: You look quite prepared!

The tragic fall of Arthas Menethil and his ascension to the frozen throne as the Lich King is a moment in history that has permanently left a lingering scar across all of Azeroth. Stopping the Lich King would really put the Scourge's plan on ice.
Chromie says: Do not exercise restraint when showing your great power to the Scourge!

An ancient and mysterious land shrouded in fog for over ten thousand years appeared due to the events of the Cataclysm, and its people could really use the help of an adventurer like you. Going back to Pandaria is a great way to see that life is worth savoring!
Chromie says: Whatever you do, do not get between a Pandaren and their brew. It'll be unbearably painful if you do!

The orcish clans had a very unfortunate fate in our timeline, but the meddling of Garrosh Hellscream brought forth a force that threatened the very existence of all life on Azeroth--the Iron Horde. Travel back through time and meet the orcish clans and the draenei for the first time... again!
Chromie says: If a scary orc offers you something to drink, you probably want to say no.

Broken Isles
The Burning Legion sought to conquer Azeroth and enslave its world soul, and now that the Tomb of Sargeras has been reopened, they advance on our world. History will remember that you stood between the Legion and annihilation!
Chromie says: If you find a powerful weapon, just make sure it isn't corrupted by the Burning Legion or Old Gods, okay?

Characters Level 50
Hi, [name]!
Your current timeline needs you more than anything I can show you.

Shadowlands Alpha - 10-50 Leveling Speed Record
DesMephisto has managed to level a character from 10 to 50 in less than 4 hours, breaking his previous record of 5 hours and 37 minutes. Even though this is an amazing accomplishment, please note that Blizzard has said that the current leveling speed hasn't been tuned on Alpha.

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Leveling Changes
  • The team wants leveling to be faster than it is today. Having to do 120 levels feels like an impossible barrier for new players.
  • Seven hours to level is probably too fast, but powerlevelers who are trying to do it as fast as possible are an outlier. Leveling speed hasn't been tuned on Alpha.
  • The team is still figuring out how Shadowlands flying will work for new players that are leveling through Battle for Azeroth.
  • The team is still listening to feedback on how to handle flying moving forward.

Dark Legacy Comics #728
DLC #728 has been released.

Published on 2020-06-02 01:08 AM

Ineffable Truth Cooldown Hotfix Cancelled
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’ve reviewed the various interactions at play in this situation and decided against making a change at this time. Thank you for your feedback.

Original Ineffable Truth Hotfix
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The bug is with the Corruption Effect Ineffable Truth and its interaction with abilities like Fist of Justice causing more than the intended amounts of cooldown reduction.

The hotfix will make it so the flat cooldown reduction provided by Fist of Justice (and similar abilities) will not be unintentionally increased by effects that increase your cooldown rate (such as Ineffable Truth).
by Published on 2020-06-01 05:12 PM

SAGamer Bastion Zone Lore Interview
SAGamer recently talked to senior game designer Johnny Cash about the zone of Bastion. Here are the highlights. Check out the full interview by clicking the banner below.

  • Creating a zone that is very pretty and for the most part fine was a unique challenge for the design team.
  • The team was inspired by a lot of past WoW villains when creating the Forsworn. They wanted to show that they were not inherently evil, just having less than ideay ways to solve problems.
  • Newly arrived souls partake in rituals to shed their mortal wants, desires, and burdens.
  • Those who succeed will eventually become a Kyrian and continue aiming to ascend as an aspirant and be granted wings.
  • If you fail to let go of your past life you are eventually sent to a different afterlife.
  • Paragons act as the overseers of the aspirants.
  • Some Ascended become Watchers who look at the mortal realm and determine whether a soul on the brink of death is ready to cross over. We know these as spirit healers in Azeroth.
  • We will get to see how going down this path affected Uther.
  • A lot of thought went into the bells of the zone. As you venture deeper into the story, the calming chimes will become discordant.
  • The ambience of the zone was designed differently from other zones. Bastion was created with calming and peaceful ambience not rooted in realism.
  • They tried to design things to not look too coventional, so even the bells were made to look unique.
  • The heart of Bastion has a massive statue with clouds and mist surrounding the column to symbolize ascension and inspiration.
  • It was fun to design a fictional written language with the Kyrian runes and scrolls.
  • Stewards (the owl people) aid the Kyrains with their crafting and scholarly pursuits.
  • Automatons, anima-fueled constructs, help build the structures of Bastion.
  • Magic functions as technology in this world.
  • The foliage and colors of the zone were also designed to be whimsical and calming.
  • The team also took inspiration from the Valajar and the Val'kyr.
  • Anima used to flow freely in the realms of the Shadowlands and so was incorporated into their very existence. The drought has overwhelmed the Kyrians.
  • When the initial story of Shadowlands concludes you will be able to pick which Covenant you want to join and see a unique narrative of that Covenant at max level.
  • Having a narrative that is told in zone order allows the team to focus on developing characters, both heroes and villains.
  • As you meet these characters you will not only learn about them through story, but also through gameplay in the form of soulbinding.

40 Shaman Classic Molten Core Clear
Twitch user streetx_Hasu recently streamed an entire Molten Core clear in Classic WoW with a raid composed of entirely shamans. Check it out below!

WoW Esports Event Teaser
The Official WoW Esports Twitter recently posted a tweet that seems to hint at a WoW Classic Esport event coming up soon!

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