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by Published on 2021-01-13 09:59 PM

Updated Accessibility Options for Motion Sickness
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With two hotfixes we recently made to the game, the Reduce Camera Motion option now includes the following:

  • When you’re dead and a ghost in the Shadowlands, the anima strands screen visual effect will be hidden.
  • In the Maw, when you’re under the effect of the Cloak of Ve’nari or Lingering Cloak of Ve’nari, visuals on the screen edge will be hidden.

To experience the above, go to the Motion Sickness dropdown in Accessibility settings and select either Reduce Camera Motion or Keep Character Centered and Reduce Camera Motion.


by Published on 2021-01-13 03:24 AM

Patch 9.0.2 Hotfixes - January 12, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes
  • Druid
    • Reverted a recent change that caused Convoke the Spirits (Night Fae Ability) to strike targets affected by crowd control abilities that break on damage, such as Entangling Roots.

Covenants
  • Kyrian
    • “An Earned Bond” now displays the correct companion you will earn upon completion.
  • Night Fae
    • The point of interest indicator for “Mushroom for Improvement” should now be easier to see on the map.
  • Venthyr
    • Fixed an issue that caused the shared cinematic for Maldraxxus and Revendreth Campaigns to not play for Venthyr players.

Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • Lady Inerva Darkvein
      • Resolved an issue where Lady Inerva Darkvein could not be attacked if players are defeated by her lieutenants.

Quests
  • Fixed an issue where the tribute tray and Silver Strongbox would sometimes not appear during the quest “The Sweetest Tribute.”
  • Fixed an issue where Kael'thas Sunstrider would sometimes not appear for the first scenario step during "Medallion of Dominion."
  • Elite monsters now give more credit during the Maldraxxus Bonus Objective "Decaying Situation."
  • Alliance players should no longer be teleported out of the Battle for Azeroth War Campaign instance of Orgrimmar when pushed "Shadowlands: A Chilling Summons." Horde players will still be teleported out of the instance until they complete the "Through the Shattered Sky" questline due to conflicting instances for these two pieces of content.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • [For realms in the NA region only] Resolved an issue that temporarily turned off the Beasts of Prodigum event.
  • Anima Powers
    • Rogue
      • Corrected an issue where damaging Anima Powers (like Lightning Dust) were doing less damage than intended.

User Interface
  • The edge of the screen Anima visual affect that appears while dead is now removed when Reduce Camera Motion or Keep Character Centered and Reduce Camera Motion is selected in the Accessibility menu.
by Published on 2021-01-12 08:23 PM

Torghast: Beasts of Prodigum Bonus Event Now Live
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Shadowlands introduces a series of three new bonus events within Torghast, Tower of the Damned, offering unique new event Anima Powers. These new powers will provide a variety of wild new abilities to utilize during your adventure through the halls. If you choose the event themed Anima Power at the start of your dungeon run, the remaining choices for that run will change to include additional event themed powers to choose from along the way.

For example, choosing the maw pet power during the Beasts of Prodigum event will alter any remaining Anima Power discoveries in Torghast to include powers that buff your maw pet. Should you not choose to take this new power and choose a normally available power, you will not get any abilities associated with the event within Torghast to use for your run.



Starting Anima Power Examples. Which will you choose?



Normal Powers and Beasts of Prodigum Anima Powers Examples.

Schedule of Events:

Torghast: Beasts of Prodigum—Beasts of Prodigum have been unleashed upon Torghast, Tower of the Damned!

  • January 12
  • April 6
  • June 29

Torghast: Chorus of Dead Souls—Dead souls swarm within Torghast, Tower of the Damned!

  • February 9
  • May 4

Torghast: Unbridled Darkness—Unbridled Darkness has been unleashed upon Torghast, Tower of the Damned!

  • March 9
  • June 1

Every Week

The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities, currently scheduled to run each week beginning on Tuesdays. The in-game calendar can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule.
by Published on 2021-01-12 07:29 PM

Arena World Championship: Shadowlands 2021 Season 1
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
After thirteen incredible years of competitive PvP, the Arena World Championship (AWC) is back for what is slated to be our biggest year so far!

This Friday, January 15, the first of four Cups begins with teams from North America and Europe battling for their share of the weekly $10,000 (USD) prize pool per region, and to earn points towards advancing to the Season 1 Circuit. Over 200 teams have signed up to compete in open tournaments each week, with the top twelve teams from each region making it into the Cup for a shot at the prizing and points. At the end of all four Cups, the top eight point-earners will advance to the Season 1 Circuit. You can catch all the details for AWC’s Road to Glory here!

Details


  • Venue: Online - YouTube.com/Warcraft
  • Dates: Every other Friday – Sunday, January 15 – March 7
  • Broadcast Start Time: 10:00 AM PT
  • Prize Pool: $10,000 (USD) per Regional Cup
  • Format: 3v3, Best of 5

Meet the Casters


Gillian “Eiya” Long: Twitter | Twitch

Mohamed “Ziqo” Beshir: Twitter | Twitch | YouTube

Sid “Supatease” Compston: Twitter | Twitch | YouTube

Elliot “Venruki” Venczel: Twitter | Twitch | YouTube

When to Watch


In addition to the start of AWC, the Cups will run alongside the Mythic Dungeon International (MDI) Season 1, on alternating weekends between the two events. This will allow teams for both AWC and MDI additional time to practice before the next Cup, providing greater opportunity for new strategies to develop while enhancing the overall competitiveness of AWC.

Stay Connected

Never miss a thing by subscribing to us on YouTube and check out the broadcast schedule on our esports page. Be sure to keep an eye on the WoW Esports Twitter page for live updates, recaps, and all the memes you can handle. We’ll see you in the Arena!
by Published on 2021-01-12 03:28 AM

Patch 9.0.2 Hotfixes - January 11, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Achievements

  • The achievement Parasoling will now correctly display your current progress.

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Blood
      • [With regional restarts] Bone Shield grants armor equal to 70% of Strength (was 50%).
    • Frost
      • [With regional restarts] All damage is increased by an additional 2% while a two-handed weapon is equipped.
  • Druid
    • General
      • [With regional restarts] Convoke the Spirits (Night Fae Ability) no longer attempts to cast spells at targets affected by Cyclone and will no longer ignore targets affected by crowd control abilities that break on damage, such as Entangling Roots or Mass Entanglement.
  • Mage
    • Frost
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 9%.
  • Monk
    • Brewmaster
      • [With regional restarts] All damage is increased by an additional 2% while a two-handed weapon is equipped.
    • Windwalker
      • [With regional restarts] All damage is increased by an additional 2% while a two-handed weapon is equipped.
  • Rogue
    • Asssassination
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 8%.
  • Warrior
    • Fury
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 8%, except for Bladestorm (Talent) and Dragon Roar (Talent).
      • [With regional restarts] Meat Cleaver (Talent) now increases Whirlwind’s damage by 25% (was 30%).

Dungeons and Raids

  • Theater of Pain
    • Kul’tharok
      • Draw Soul should no longer apply Soulless to Warriors while Bladestorm is active.

Items and Rewards

  • The Stamina from Tempered Armor Patch has been reduced to 24 (was 50) and can only be applied to items worn on the chest to match the Heavy Desolate Armor Kit.
    • Developers’ note: This item was always meant to be a lesser version of Heavy Desolate Armor Kit that you can earn as a rare drop or rare find on a vendor, but this item was accidentally missed when the Heavy Desolate Armor Kit was changed in Beta. The tooltip will be updated to reflect the change in a future hotfix or patch.

Player versus Player

  • Resolved an issue that prevented the base status User Interface from displaying the correct base icons in the Arathi Basin battleground.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented the Orb of Power icons from being displayed on the Temple of Kotmogu battleground map while they are at their pedestals.
  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • Resolved an issue that caused Evasion (Rank 2) to fail to strike the target with Main Gauche while Evasion is active.
      • Resolved an issue that caused the interaction of a Paladin's Eye for an Eye (Talent) and Evasion (Rank 2) to deal more damage than intended.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • The door to the next floor is once again locked until the Empowered enemy guarding it is defeated.
  • Anima Powers
    • Warlock
      • Fixed an issue where Pact of Infernal Intimacy stacks would reset when using portals on certain floors.

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