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by Published on 2022-05-20 08:43 AM

Marvel Snap - New Collectible Card Game
Marvel Entertainment and Second Dinner have revealed Marvel Snap - a new collectible card game for Mobile and PC. The game is described as the fastest card battler in the Multiverse, where players can assemble their Marvel dream team from hundreds of heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe.

Ben Brode, co-founder of Second Dinner and former Game Director for Hearthstone, said the following about Marvel Snap in a press release sent to GamesBeat.
Originally Posted by Ben Brode
We grew up obsessively playing CCGs and have spent decades designing them. We want the entire world to fall in love with card battlers just like we have.

Marvel Snap is unlike any card battler ever made. We’ve worked tirelessly to ensure that the game is super deep for hardcore players, while remaining very approachable so everyone can jump in and have a blast. We’re stoked to partner with Nuverse so that we can reach millions of players with our first game.




Originally Posted by Marvel Entertainment
MARVEL SNAP unleashes the complete MARVEL multiverse into a fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping, strategic, card battler. Assemble your team from a limitless dream roster of heroes and villains, collect endless styles of card backs, and experience superpowered play—all in just three minutes.

SUPER FAST GAMES
No more waiting around! Every game lasts only around three minutes. We cut out the fluff to focus more on the good stuff.

EVERY MATCH FEELS DIFFERENT
Play your cards at 50+ different locations from across the Marvel Universe, each with iconic game-changing abilities. From Asgard to Wakanda, new locations are introduced weekly to put your creative problem-solving skills to the test.

"SNAP" TO RAISE THE STAKES (AND RISE THE RANKS)
Feeling confident about your chances of winning? Just "SNAP" to raise the stakes during a match. Hey, even if you're bluffing—you could double your rewards!

I AM GROOT
I am Groot. I AM Groot. I am GROOT. I am Groot? I am Groot. I AM GROOT! I am GROOT. I am Groot?

COLLECT AND UPGRADE YOUR MARVEL FAVORITES
No other game lets you collect, mix, and match hundreds of hero and villain variants from the entire MARVEL Universe—and beyond. You might have a classic comic inspired Iron Man card, but do you also have the Chibi, 8-bit, and Cartoon variants? Endless art styles let you flex your favorites in unique new ways. You do YOU!

DAILY, WEEKLY, & MONTHLY UPDATES
MARVEL SNAP stays fresh and exciting with new cards, new locations, new cosmetics, new season passes, new ranked seasons, new challenges, new missions, and new events on the regular.

Come harness the power of every Cosmic Cube in the Multiverse and see how you measure up against the competition. That's MARVEL SNAP! See you in game.



Enigma Crucible Arena Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
As we previously mentioned, our initial intention was to release the Enigma Crucible with a unique mechanic, a central button that allowed players to manipulate the pillar configuration throughout a match. During implementation, we found some concerns like pathing and line-of-sight issues that could have sporadically affected players and some of their class abilities. So to provide the best play experience and avoid potential frustrations, we have decided to go forward with the version that is currently available on the 9.2.5 PTR which has a single pillar configuration that remains locked throughout the match. We do not plan to pursue the initial version at this time.

Thank you for your understanding and we’ll see you in the Arena.

Dark Legacy Comics #819 - Declined
DLC #819 has been released!

by Published on 2022-05-19 10:14 AM

Free Character Transfers Available from Firemaw (EU)
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Over the last few weeks, we’ve observed an unprecedented event in World of Warcraft: an unserviceable number of Burning Crusade Classic players have continuously attempted to play on a single realm.

This has always been possible, of course. At any time over the last 17 years, players in a region could have collectively decided to create characters on a single realm and then all attempted to play on that realm. All realms have a cap on concurrent players (this is configured to be the same number on all realms), and if that many players are in-game on the realm, additional players who come along are placed into a queue. The queue itself also has a cap, and if even more players than that attempt to log into the realm, they are denied access entirely.

By the measurement of its daily total number of players logged-in, Firemaw is the largest realm in the world. To give that some context, the 24th largest realm in the world (Benediction-US) has about 67% as many daily players as Firemaw does.

The reason we’ve never seen such a large population on a realm for more than a few days is something we call “queue pressure”. The game is much more fun if you’re actually playing it, even on a smaller realm, so in the past, players have always eventually chosen to move to other realms. For quite some time, free character transfers have been available from the Firemaw realm. Any player with characters on Firemaw can move to the following realms for free:

  • Amnennar
  • Ashbringer
  • Earthshaker
  • Golemagg
  • Mandokir
  • Mograine
  • Patchwerk
  • Razorgore
  • Sulfuron
  • Transcendence
  • Venoxis

As always, we encourage players on Firemaw to alleviate the population issue by transferring to one of those realms.

It’s worth mentioning that the subject of layering is not related to this issue. Layers are automatically created or collapsed based on the number of players who are outside of instanced content, and the layering configuration is exactly the same on all WoW Classic realms. Lately, Firemaw has consistently needed 4 layers to accommodate all players who are not in instanced content. Smaller realms have fewer layers, but this is related to the number of players congregating outside instances, not the total number of concurrent players the realm can serve. Adding more layers would not increase the total number of players allowed on a realm at the same time. That maximum is bounded by the limitations of hardware.

We’re currently evaluating all realms’ populations and the necessity for more or different free character transfers. We’ll let you know as soon as we determine whether we need to take additional steps there.

Thank you!

New Marvel Game Announcement
Marvel Entertainment is going to announce a new game today at 10 AM PT. The teaser shows the logos for Nuverse (a Hong Kong based publisher) and Second Dinner, a video game studio co-founded by Ben Brode, the former Game Director for Hearthstone.


Untitled Dragonflight Prequel
A new untitled Dragonflight book has appeared on Amazon. The prequel story to World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is set to release on November 22, 2022.



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by Published on 2022-05-17 11:54 PM

Patch 9.2.5 PTR - Build 43741
A new build is on the way!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The Season 4 Mythic+ Affix is now available for testing on the PTR.

SHADOWLANDS SEASON 4
  • Mythic+
    • New Seasonal Affix: Shrouded – Nathrezim infiltrators have disguised themselves among the enemies throughout the dungeon. Cartel Ta will reward you handsomely for assisting in their capture.
    • New Dungeon Rotation
      • Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder
      • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
      • Operation Mechagon: Junkyard
      • Operation Mechagon: Workshop
      • Return to Karazhan: Lower
      • Return to Karazhan: Upper
      • Iron Docks
      • Grimrail Depot

Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Dungeons
Feats of Strength



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Item Effects
  • Add Keystone Affix: Shrouded Name changed from "Add Keystone Affix: Encrypted" to "Add Keystone Affix: Shrouded". Add the Tormented Shrouded affix to a Mythic Keystone. Instant.
  • Decrypting Ancient Cyphers Combine 20 Confounding Antique Cyphers to create the Cosmic Creation Impetus, which can be used to improve Fated raid items to Heroic quality. 2 sec cast.Reagents: Confounding Antique Cypher x 20.
  • Decrypting Ancient Cyphers Combine 20 Confounding Ancient Cyphers to create the Sacred Creation Impetus, which can be used to improve Fated raid items to Mythic quality. 2 sec cast.Reagents: Confounding Ancient Cypher x 20.
  • Set Keystone Map: Grimrail Depot (New) Set the dungeon map of a Mythic Keystone to Grimrail Depot. Instant.
  • Set Keystone Map: Iron Docks (New) Set the dungeon map of a Mythic Keystone to Iron Docks. Instant.

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Arc Lightning Volatile Energy shoots lightning at a random enemy, inflicting 6 3 Arcane damage. This damage increases every time the Volatile Energy casts Arc Lightning. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Blackrock Bomb Lobs a bomb towards an enemy that inflicts 30 25 Fire damage to all targets within 4 yards of the impact. 150 yd range. Instant.
  • Curse of Doom Inflicts 168 Shadow damage to the target after 10 sec. Limited to 1 target. 100 yd range. 1 sec cast. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Dash The caster surges forward trampling over anything in his path inflicting 14 10 Physical damage and knocking enemies back. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • Disintegrate Inflicts 95 Fire damage to all enemies in front of the caster, knocking the target back. 200 yd range. 1 sec cast. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Flashlight Creates a blinding flash around the caster, inflicting Holy damage and disorienting all enemies facing the caster. 15 yd range. 3 sec cast. 4 sec cast.
  • Gleeful Immolation The caster summons a Gleeful Immoliator at a random location that will burn enemies caught in its flames. Getting caught in the flames burns the victim for 56 20 Fire damage every 1 sec. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Heartbreaker Breaks the hearts of all nearby enemies affected by Flirt, inflicting 112 Shadow damage. 1 sec cast. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Hemorrhaging Wounds Increases the damage of Double Slash by 15%. 15 yd range. Instant. 10%. 15 yd range. Instant.
  • Leech Life Periodically drains the victim of 34 health, healing the caster in the process. 30 yd range (40 for friends). 1 sec cast. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Mad Dash Borka the Brute charges forward trampling over anything in his path inflicting 150 400 Physical damage and interrupting spell casts for 3 sec. 500 yd range. Instant.
  • Mana Drain Drains 30 Drains 0 mana and inflicts 15 Arcane damage every 3 sec to the current target in addition to stunning them for 6 sec. 100 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Meteor Cleave The Jailer swings his flail in a huge arc, inflicting 1,650 1,500 Physical damage split evenly between all players in front of him. All players hit are knocked back. The main target takes 500% increased Physical damage for 50 sec. Unlimited range. 2 sec cast.
  • New Plan! Fires a volley of missiles inflicting 5 11 Fire damage. 50 yd range. Instant.
  • New Plan! Fires a volley of missiles inflicting 5 11 Fire damage. 50 yd range. Instant.
  • New Plan! Railmaster Rocketspark quickly devises a new plan when Borka the Brute is slain and begins launching missiles that inflict 5 11 Fire damage every 0.5 sec. In addition, Rocketspark starts Locking On!. Instant.
  • Shadow Bolt Volley Hurls missiles of dark magic, inflicting 39 Shadow damage to nearby enemies. 40 yd range. 2.5 sec cast. 3 sec cast.
  • Shared Suffering The caster swings their sword in a great arc, inflicting 5,000,000 560 Shadow damage evenly divided amongst all targets in the sword's path. 20 yd range. 3.8 sec cast. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Shimmer Guardian's Image radiates with Arcane energy, inflicting 8 Arcane damage every 3 sec. In addition, this effect increase damage taken from Shimmer by 5% 2% for 15 sec. This effect stacks. Instant.
  • Shrapnel Blast Blasts enemies in a 13 yard frontal cone, inflicting 8 6 Fire damage every half-second to enemies. 15 yd range. Instant.
  • Shrapnel Cannon Blasts enemies in a frontal cone, inflicting 21 35 Fire damage every second to nearby enemies. 35 yd range. Instant.
  • Slam Inflicts 13 Inflicts 28 Physical damage to all players and interrupts casting for 1.5 sec. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Unstable Mana Power surges through the targets body, inflicting 34 11 Arcane damage every 3 sec and increasing all damage done by 5% Instant. 10% Instant.
  • Uppercut Strikes the target with an uppercut, inflicting Physical damage and knocking them down. Melee range. 0.4 sec cast. 1.5 sec cast.
  • VX18-B Target Eliminator Launches missiles at up to 2 enemy targets. Each missile inflicts 35 42 Fire damage to all targets within 3 yards of the impact. 3 sec cast.
  • VX18-B Target Eliminator Launches missiles at up to 2 enemy targets. Each missile inflicts 35 42 Fire damage to all targets within 3 yards of the impact. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • Web Flings a sticky Web at the target, dealing rooting the victim in place. While Webbed, the victim takes 22 Nature damage every 2 sec. Limited to 1 target. 100 Energy. 30 yd range (40 for friends). 1 sec cast. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Will Breaker Lord Crispin Ference swings his weapon, inflicting 49 Holy damage to targets in a line in front of the caster. 100 yd range. 3.4 sec cast. 3 sec cast.
  • X21-01A Missile Barrage Fires volleys of missiles inflicting 6 8 Fire damage to two targets every 1 second for 20 sec. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • X21-01A Missile Barrage Fires volleys of missiles inflicting 6 8 Fire damage to two targets every 1 second for 20 sec. 100 yd range. Instant.



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_CURRENCY_FORMAT_GEL (New) - GEL %s
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_CURRENCY_FORMAT_KZT (New) - KZT %s
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_CURRENCY_FORMAT_TRY (New) - TRY %s
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_CURRENCY_FORMAT_UAH (New) - UAH %s
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_LICENSE_ACK_TEXT_GEL (New) - By clicking Pay Now, you agree to the |HurlIndex:16|h|cff71d5ffTerms of Sale|r|h, and to the immediate delivery of your order. You will lose the right to withdraw your order once the delivery process has started.
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by Published on 2022-05-17 08:08 PM

Sepulcher of the First One Tuning - May 17, 2022
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With scheduled maintenance in each region (earlier today in this region), we’ve made the following tuning adjustments to the Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid:

  • Anduin Wyrnn
    • Blasphemy duration increased to 12 seconds in all difficulties.
    • Lost Soul duration increased to 40 seconds in all difficulties (was 35 seconds).
    • Wicked Star now targets one player at a time in Mythic difficulty.
    • Players are now invalid targets for Blasphemy for 20 seconds after the effects of Lost Soul expire (was 10 seconds).
    • Reduced the health of Grim Reflections by 15% in Mythic difficulty.
  • Rygelon
    • Rygelon’s health has been reduced by 5% in Mythic difficulty.
    • Collapsing Quasar Fields now last 8 seconds (was 6 seconds) in Mythic difficulty.
    • Dark Collapse damage has been reduced by 25% in Mythic difficulty.
    • Unstable Quasar radius reduced by 25%, and damage reduced by 20% in Mythic difficulty.
    • Cosmic Ejection damage-over-time reduced by 33% in Mythic difficulty.
  • The Jailer, Zovaal
    • Azerite Radiation increased Arcane damage is now 80% (was 100%) in Mythic difficulty.
    • Meteor Cleave damage decreased 10% in Mythic difficulty
    • Torment initial explosion damage decreased by 10% in all difficulties.
    • Shattering Blast damage over time decreased by 33% in Mythic difficulty.
    • Chain Breaker damage decreased by 10% in all difficulties.
by Published on 2022-05-16 10:49 PM

CurseForge Official API & Standalone Client Now Live
Today, in a blog post shared on Medium, Overwolf has announced their new CurseForge Official API, as well as a new standalone client to manage addons without the Overwolf app - something the community has requested for a long time.

To download the standalone windows client from the CurseForge website, simply click the drop-down from "Download" and choose the CurseForge Standalone application.


Originally Posted by Overwolf
The Road to Releasing The Official CurseForge API

We are excited to announce that the official CurseForge API is now available. Docs can be found here. In October 2020, prompted by community feedback, we explored offering an official well-documented API for CurseForge mods and we addressed three core concerns in a Medium post. The three areas where we needed to find sustainable solutions in order to move forward with the API were:

  • Authors’ consent when it comes to third party distribution of their creations
  • How to address the impact on Authors’ earnings
  • How to lessen the impact on CurseForge’s servers and CDN

We’re excited to be giving back the control of project distribution to the authors through the new API. Authors’ consent and the impact on earnings were solved by releasing a toggle that enables creators to choose whether or not they want to allow distribution of their mods outside of the CurseForge ecosystem.

Downloads originated from 3rd party services rely on CurseForge servers and CDN, incurring substantial costs and bypassing monetization which is used to fuel the Authors Rewards Points system. As a workaround, along with the official API, we created a Terms of Service (TOS) agreement with the goal of providing stabilization and allowing us to scale. The TOS enables essential community projects, like Discord bots, mod managers, updates, news and stats to access the API in order to grow and support gamers.

So far we had a total of 170 approved applications including:

  • 62 Mod managers
  • 35 Bots
  • 23 Analytics tools
  • 30 Server related tools
  • 9 General modding tools
  • 11 Modpack creation tools

Standalone Version of CurseForge App is Available

We take community feedback seriously. Many of the community members voiced their preference for a leaner approach to managing mods. We’ve taken this into consideration and developed a standalone version of the CurseForge app on Windows, based on Electron, which you can download here.

As with the Linux version, it currently supports World of Warcraft only. We plan to keep this version in feature parity with the Overwolf version in the future. Please note, this is fresh from the oven and currently on Alpha.

If you have any questions or feedback about this, please join our Discord and let us know.

We want to thank the community for helping us push this through and improving the CurseForge experience for everyone! The API is, at heart, a service that empowers the community to create more tools and expand the modding workspace. As always, we would love to hear if there are any issues encountered with the new API that require our attention. Please let us know via a support ticket or in our Discord.

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