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by Published on 2020-08-19 07:00 PM

Shadowlands Preview: A New Look for the WoW Companion App
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The Horde and the Alliance face a new challenge within the Shadowlands, but even the most dedicated champions can’t be at their computer all of the time. To stay on top the latest events in Azeroth, you’ll be able to download the free mobile app that lets players take World of Warcraft with you anywhere you go with multiple expansion support—including the new Adventures feature in Shadowlands.

With the updated WoW Companion App, you’ll be able to choose from the Legion, Battle for Azeroth, and Shadowlands expansion to access the content you want on the go, view the latest World of Warcraft news, and set your favorite characters for quick access.

Note: To access each expansion’s content within the app, you’ll need to have first unlocked it within the game.

Plan and Manage Your Shadowlands Adventures

With the updated WoW Companion App, you’ll be able to delve into your role as a member of one of four Covenants— Kyrian, Necrolord, Night Fae, and Venthyr— through the new Adventures feature. You’ll put your tactical skills to the test in these combat puzzles, including who you’ll send to face them and how you’ll use their skills to claim victory.

  • Start and Complete Adventures: View all Adventures available to your character, the associated rewards and set your Adventurers to undertake them.
  • Manage Your Adventurers: View your Adventurers and their status before you send them on their next Adventure.
  • View Callings Quests: View active Callings Quests and available rewards from directly within the app to help plan your exploits for when you’re in the game.

by Published on 2020-08-19 07:00 PM

Shadowlands Beta - Additional Feral Druid Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In an upcoming build, Feral will find some new things and some rearranged things around Berserk, Incarnation, Shred, and Rake. The main goal is to put more power and interest into baseline Berserk.

  • Berserk (without requiring a talent) now makes Shred and Rake deal damage as though you were stealthed, and makes finishing moves refund 2 combo points.
  • A new upgrade to Shred makes it generate an extra combo point when used from stealth (and by extension, during Berserk).
  • Incarnation, as always, lasts 30 seconds and grants all benefits of Berserk, plus one additional effect–now, some energy cost reduction. It continues to allow one in-combat restealth.
  • Stealth bonuses to Shred and Rake rebalanced somewhat (Shred higher than live, and Rake lower than live) both to make them more competitive, and to reflect their presence on a baseline cooldown.

Not much more to be said, but Berserk should pay off more as a core cooldown, substantially improving various abilities and amping up the pace of your rotation, without putting you under heavy Energy pressure. Let us know any feedback!
by Published on 2020-08-19 04:21 PM

Beta Keys for Shadowlands
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
It is now possible for you to obtain access to the Shadowlands Beta via limited-use “keys”.

We are providing some WoW community content creators with the ability to reward access to the Shadowlands Beta.

These Beta access rewards are not for sale or resale. Offers of Shadowlands Beta access for sale or auction are false, and should be reported to the entity where they’re listed.

Thank you!
by Published on 2020-08-18 08:37 PM

Castle Nathria Raid Testing Schedule - August 20th - 24th
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On Thursday, August 20th and Friday, August 21st, we will be continuing our raid tests in Castle Nathria.

Once mythic testing has concluded on the 21st we will be opening the first LFR wing for Castle Nathria, the Leeching Vaults, for the remainder of the weekend.

Thursday, August 20th

Stone Legion Generals - Mythic Castle Nathria
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)

Shriekwing - Mythic Castle Nathria
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)

Friday, August 21st

Artificer Xy’mox - Mythic Castle Nathria
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)

The Council of Blood - Mythic Castle Nathria
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)

** The Leeching Vaults - LFR Castle Nathria**
16:00 PDT (19:00 EDT, 01:00 CEST)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a test environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the bosses being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.

To facilitate testing, players who have not committed themselves to a Covenant can speak with Acquirer Ta’est inside Castle Nathria to temporarily bind themselves to one of the four factions.

Q: How do I get into the raid zone?
A: In Oribos, Dalaran, Orgrimmar, or Stormwind, you may speak to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade IV in order to teleport into the raid zone while it is open for testing. (The option to teleport into a zone will not be available when the zone is not open for testing.)

Q: What character should I use to test the raid?
A: Whichever you prefer. We will be scaling players’ effective level to 60 for raid testing, and their item level to an appropriate threshold for the encounter(s) being tested.

Q: How long does testing last?
A: The primary purpose of testing is to give us the information we need to balance the encounters, evaluate how mechanics are playing out in practice, and identify bugs. Once we’re satisfied that we’ve received that information for a given boss, we’ll be shutting down testing. Usually this takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, but there are no guarantees.

We appreciate you taking the time to test our content and look forward to reading your feedback.
by Published on 2020-08-18 07:12 PM

Phenomenal Cosmic Power now unobtainable on Shadowlands Pre-Patch
Blizzard has announced that the achievement Phenomenal Cosmic Power will become unobtainable on Shadowlands Pre-Patch, instead of Shadowlands Launch.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Updated Aug. 18: The achievement Phenomenal Cosmic Power will no longer be obtainable once pre-patch goes live (we previously stated that this would go away once Shadowlands went live). This is due to certain Rank 4 Essences no longer being available to earn after pre-patch (e.g. Vision of Perfection).

Your Essences Preferences

If you’re trying to collect the prestigious title Azeroth’s Champion, be sure to add earning the achievement Phenomenal Cosmic Power to your list of things to do, as all Rank 4 Essences can no longer be earned once Shadowlands strikes.

To earn: Infuse the Heart of Azeroth with all available Essences from the Rise of Azshara update for any role at Rank 4. Refer to Wowhead’s comprehensive Essence collection guide to get started!

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