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by Published on 2021-04-13 08:41 PM

Patch 9.1.0 PTR - Build 38312
Our first look at Patch 9.1 is here!

  • Battle pets no longer have a total number cap.
  • GUILD_VOICE (New) - Guild Voice Chat
  • LOOT_ITEM_BONUS_ROLL_SELF - You receive bonus loot: %s.
  • LOOT_ITEM_BONUS_ROLL_SELF_MULTIPLE - You receive bonus loot: %sx%d.



Official Notes
Blizzard posted the first set of Patch 9.1.0 Chains of Domination PTR Notes.



Patch 9.1.0 PTR Changes





Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Battle
Pet Battles
  • Battle on the Broken Isles Complete 30 Pet Battle World Quests on the Broken Isles. Reward: Pocket Pet Portal. 10 points. Account Wide. 10 points. Account Wide.

Character

Collect
Pet Battles

Covenant Sanctums
Expansion Features
  • Denying the Drought (New) Unlock Rank II of all four Covenant Upgrades. Unlocks: Increased Anima Rewards. 10 points.
  • Sanctum Superior (New) Unlock Rank III of all four Covenant Upgrades. Unlocks: Increased Anima Rewards. 10 points.
  • We Can Rebuild (New) Unlock Rank I of all four Covenant Upgrades. Unlocks: Increased Anima Rewards. 10 points.

Events
Feats of Strength

Mounts
Feats of Strength

Player vs. Player
Feats of Strength

Professions
Legacy
  • Fel-Smelter Learn how to use the Obliterum Forge. 10 points.
  • Mass Obliteration Obliterate 50 crafted items in the Obliterum Forge. 15 points.

Shadowlands
Exploration
  • Guarmageddon (New) Defeat Ylva, the Mate of Guarm in the Maw while having five stacks of Blood of the Pack active. 10 points.

Quests

Shadowlands Raid
Dungeons & Raids
  • Name A Better Duo, I'll Wait (New) Defeat The Tarragrue after entering the mists and reuniting Moriaz with Buttons in the Sanctum of Domination on Normal difficulty or higher. 10 points.
  • Retrograde Fate (New) Defeat Fatescribe Roh-Kalo after surviving Realign Fate while moving rings counterclockwise only in the Sanctum of Domination on Normal difficulty or higher. 10 points.
  • To the Nines (New) Defeat The Nine after forming a Shard of Destiny from 9 or more Fragments of Destiny in the Sanctum of Domination on Normal difficulty or higher. 10 points.

Torghast
Expansion Features



Raid Testing Schedule - April 16th
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On Friday, April 16th, we will be starting our raid tests in the Sanctum of Domination.

Friday, April 16th
The Tarragrue - Heroic Sanctum of Domination

14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)

Guardian of the First Ones - Heroic Sanctum of Domination

15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT, 00:00 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.

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 2021-04-13 12:46 AM

Anima Rewards Increased
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Since we increased Anima drops a few weeks ago, we’ve seen a lot of feedback that obtaining Anima still feels as though it becomes too difficult as you progress into the later tiers of the features of your Covenant. We don’t want players to feel as though spending 10,000 Anima on a feature upgrade is ever the wrong thing to do. The heroes of Azeroth have made a great impact in the Shadowlands, and continuously defeating the Jailer’s forces should make Anima more plentiful.

With hotfixes that have just gone live in all regions,

  • Three new Achievements have been added for upgrading all four of your Covenant Sanctum features to tiers 1, 2, and 3.
  • Anima rewards now scale upward when you earn each new Achievement for unlocking a tier on all four of the features in your Covenant Sanctum.

Now, when you upgrade all of your Covenant features (the Adventures system, transportation network, Anima conductor, and Queen’s Conservatory/Ember Court/Path of Ascension/Abominable Stitching) to tier 1, you’ll receive an Achievement and see all uncommon and rare Anima rewards increase by 1 Anima item. This means that after you hit tier 1 on all four structures, a World Quest the previously rewarded 4 Anima items worth 35 Anima each (for a total of 140 Anima) will now reward 5 items for a total of 175 Anima. When you upgrade all four Covenant features to tier 2, that same World Quest will reward a total of 210 Anima, and with the tier 3 Achievement, it will reward 7 Anima items, for a total of 245 Anima.

The new Achievements will be granted to player-characters who already have the required Sanctum feature tiers when you next log in, and you can start earning the additional Anima immediately.

As always, thank you very much for your feedback!

Patch 9.0.5 Hotfixes - April 12th, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Achievements
  • Three new Achievements have been added for upgrading all four of your Covenant Sanctum features to tiers 1, 2, and 3.

Items and Rewards
  • Anima rewards now scale upward when you earn each new Achievement for unlocking a tier on all four of the features in your Covenant Sanctum.

Player versus Player
  • Rogue
    • Subtlety
      • [With regional restarts] Dagger in the Dark (PvP Talent) now increases Shadowstrike damage by 5% per stack (was 10%) and affects targets within 12 yards (was 20 yards).

Quests
  • The captives for the “Fortunate Souls” Nazjatar quest will once again be following behind their captors.
by Published on 2021-04-10 05:05 PM

Arena World Championship 2021 - Shadowlands Circuit Week 3
Arena World Championship 2021 Shadowlands Circuit Week 3 has started! Throughout the circuit, top teams from around the world will compete for a total of $900,000 in prizing, and points used to advance to the AWC Shadowlands Finals.

by Published on 2021-04-09 11:46 PM

Burning Crusade Beta Testing - Ogri'la and Sha'tari Skyguard
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The Ogri’la and Sha’tari Skyguard quests and daily quests are now available for testing in the Burning Crusade Beta.

We currently plan to disable them again on Monday, April 12.

Please let us know if you encounter any bugs in the Beta by using the in-game bug report tool. (default hotkey: F6)

Thank you!
by Published on 2021-04-09 12:05 AM

Burning Crusade Beta Raid Testing - Karazhan, Gruul and Magtheridon
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Next week, please join us at the following times to test the initial raids in Burning Crusade Classic.

Raid - Date - Start Time - End Time
  • Karazhan - Tuesday, April 13 - 2:00 p.m. PDT/5:00 p.m. EDT - 8:00 p.m. PDT/11:00 p.m. EDT
  • Gruul - Wednesday, April 14 - 2:00 p.m. PDT/5:00 p.m. EDT - 8:00 p.m. PDT/11:00 p.m. EDT
  • Magtheridon - Thursday, April 15 - 2:00 p.m. PDT/5:00 p.m. EDT - 8:00 p.m. PDT/11:00 p.m. EDT

Testing will take place on a new Beta realm specifically configured for getting into the raids as quickly as possible. The new Beta realm will have level 70 template characters enabled, as well as consumables and professions vendors in Shattrath.

As always, please use the in-game bug reporter (default hotkey: F6) if you come across any bugs, and look here in this forum for dedicated feedback threads once the test gets underway.

We’ll see you there!

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