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Published on 2019-10-07 09:33 PM

Patch 8.3 PTR Recap

Class Changes in Visions of N’Zoth
Originally Posted by Blizzard
In our next major content update, Visions of N’Zoth, we’re working on some tuning updates to a few specs that are under- and over-performing in various ways.

Developers’ notes: Specs which excel at DoTs on multiple targets have, over the course of many tiers of content, generally had very high performance on the average. Their DPS advantage in raid encounters that play into their multi-target strength (which are relatively common) is not balanced by a comparable disadvantage in other areas. A small reduction in damage on these specs will leave them noticeably strong in the situations in which they’re strong (albeit slightly less than before), and give other specs more opportunity to stand out at other times. At the same time, a few of the Essences added in Rise of Azshara are not performing as well as we would have liked, so we’re increasing the effectiveness of some parts of them to help keep them competitive with the other Essences available.

With the first build of the update on our Public Test Realm (PTR), you will see the following changes:

  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Moonfire damage and periodic damage reduced by 10%.
      • Sunfire damage and periodic damage reduced by 10%.
      • High Noon (Azerite Trait) damage increased by 11%.
      • Power of the Moon (Azerite Trait) damage increased by 11%.
  • Mage
    • Frost
      • Ice Lance damage increased by 20%.
        • Developers’ note: Ice Lance damage hasn’t kept up with Icicles scaling, making builds that ignore Ice Lance possible. The intent of this change is to give Frost Mages a better incentive to use Ice Lance within their rotation, as a DPS net gain.
  • Monk
    • Brewmaster
      • Stamina bonus reduced to 30% (was 35%).
      • Stagger percentage reduced to 90% of Agility (was 105%).
      • High Tolerance now increases the effectiveness of Stagger by 5% (was 8%).
        • Developers’ notes: Brewmaster’s extremely high effective health against Physical damage meant that they are rarely in danger against spike damage that threatens other tanks. This should still be a strength of Brewmaster, but not by such a wide margin.
      • Fixed a bug causing Gift of the Ox orbs to spawn too often for players with high amounts of Stamina.
    • Mistweaver
      • Rising Mist healing increased 30%, and now extends Heal-over-time effects by 3 seconds (was 2 seconds). [Coming in a future PTR build]
        • Developers’ note: This talent is currently overshadowed on its row, and we want to make sure it’s competitive enough to make its unique playstyle a viable option.
      • Life Cocoon now absorbs for 55% of the caster’s maximum health (was 1100% of the caster’s spellpower). [Coming in a future PTR build]
        • Developers’ note: This ability had gotten weaker compared to player health pools since the start of the expansion, and this will help it better maintain its value.
    • Windwalker
      • Rising Sun Kick damage increased by 25%.
      • Blackout Kick damage increased by 10%.
        • Developers’ note: These changes are intended to help Windwalkers perform better in single-target fights.
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Glimmer of Light (Azerite Trait) may now be applied to a maximum of 8 targets.
        • Developers’ notes: Over the past year, builds centered around this trait have steadily pulled ahead of all other Holy Paladin playstyles, and to some extent all other healers in high-end content. This change is meant to preserve the gameplay of the trait, but limit the ability to increase its value drastically by stacking every possible bonus that reduces Holy Shock cooldown.
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Atonement healing reduced to 50% (was 55%).
      • Mastery: Grace effectiveness increased by 12%.
        • Developers’ notes: Discipline’s ability to contribute both damage and healing is slightly too high for what one character can bring to a group composition. At the same time, we’re making their Mastery stat slightly more attractive.
    • Shadow
      • Auspicious Spirits damage bonus reduced to 25% (was 50%).
      • Fixed a bug causing Spiteful Apparitions (Azerite Trait) to be increased by 75% if you do not have Auspicious Spirits talented.
        • Developers’ notes: The multiplicative interaction between Auspicious Spirits, Spiteful Apparitions, and Chorus of Insanity has specifically been a big part of Shadow’s damage scaling somewhat out of control at high target counts.
      • Chorus of Insanity critical strike bonus reduced by 25%.
      • Shadow Word: Pain damage reduced by 8%.
      • Vampiric Touch damage reduced by 8%.
  • Warlock
· Affliction
  • Deathbolt now deals 20% of the total remaining damage of the Warlock’s damage over time effects on the target (was 30%).
    • Developers’ note: Under certain conditions, Deathbolt provides a degree of single target burst damage that feels out of line for a spec designed around damage-over-time spells. Additionally, it has been the dominant choice for Affliction’s level 15 talent row for much of the expansion. We’re reducing its effectiveness to bring it more in line with the other two options in that row.

  • Worldvein Resonance
    • Major rank 1, when used, now additionally causes you to gain +50% bonus to stats from Lifeblood Shards for 10 seconds.
  • Vision of Perfection
    • Proc rate increased by 12%.
  • Unbound Force
    • Major rank 1 damage increased by 40%.
    • Minor rank 1 duration increased to 4 seconds (was 3 seconds).
    • Minor rank 3 increase of duration increased to 2 seconds (was 1 second).
  • Purification Protocol
    • Major rank 1 damage increased by 15%.
    • Major rank 2 now has the potential work on targets that are part of raid and dungeon encounters.
  • Vitality Conduit
    • We’ve rebuilt the way this Essences works, and it should be visually more impactful, as you will now see healing on your targets.

As always, changes like these are a work in progress. We are likely to make further adjustments for testing throughout the PTR.
Thank you very much for your testing and feedback!

Visions of N’Zoth Content Update Development Notes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
A new content update for World of Warcraft is now being deployed to our Public Test Realms – Visions of N’Zoth.

Spoilers ahead!!

The Old God N’Zoth has risen from the depths to threaten Azeroth. Working alongside Magni, Wrathion, and other luminaries, players will attempt to empower Azeroth with defenses originally built by the titans. In return, the Old God attempts to corrupt the very minds of the player-characters with Visions of N’Zoth, a new, repeatable type of content where players explore a twisted reflection of a defeated future Azeroth.

This major update includes a number of new features, changes to existing systems, and other improvements that you can join us in testing.

Now Available for Testing
  • New world and questing content
  • New instanced content: Visions of N’Zoth
    • Horrific Visions in Stormwind and Orgrimmar
    • Lesser Visions in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms
    • Titan Research Tree (early iteration, with more to come in a later PTR update)
    • Legendary Cloak
  • Heritage Armor quests – Goblins and Worgen
  • Heroic difficulty Darkshore Warfront
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • New Essences
    • Additional Minor slot
    • Two additional Stamina nodes
    • Maximum level increased to 85 (was 70)
    • Additional infinite progression slot to aid you against N’Zoth’s corruption at max level (coming in a later PTR update)
  • PvP – “Servant of N’Zoth” event for Slayers who become bounty hunted
  • Auction House major revamp
  • Classes and Essences updates

In order to test much of the above, please look for “Heartzertauren” vendors in Orgrimmar, Stormwind, and the Chamber of Heart. Testers will need to purchase the Legendary Cloak and Coalescing Visions from them in order to access Horrific Visions. These vendors will also provide the first examples of Corrupted Items and Essences.

Coming Soon in this Update
  • New Allied Races – Mechagnomes and Vulpera
  • New Raid – Ny’alotha
  • New Story Quests: Rise of N’Zoth
  • Season 4 PvP and Mythic Keystone Dungeon updates
    • Operation: Mechagon has been divided into two wings, each with Heroic and Mythic Keystone difficulties
  • New Battle Pets and Pet Battle Dungeon – Blackrock Depths
  • Darkmoon Arcade – Play your favorite mini-games at the Darkmoon Faire
  • PvP – Deepwind Gorge re-imagined/updated to be a capture point map
  • Professions updates
    • New PvP catch-up gear for all crafting Professions
    • New upgrade level for Alchemy Stone, Jewelcrafting rings, and Engineering googles.
    • New Ny’alotha Vantus Runes.

For a first look at some of the above features, check out this new development update video from Game Director Ion Hazzikostas:

Get into the PTR!
The PTR is now available. To log in to the PTR, simply create a PTR account and copy the character you wish to test from your account. Step-by-step directions can be found here.

Note: World of Warcraft PTR realms are only available to players who have a full World of Warcraft account.

Feedback – Auction House Revamp
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
In Visions of N’Zoth, we’re completely replacing the Auction House with a much-improved new Auction House system. Please read on for the changes coming to the Auction House, and then after you’ve tested it in the PTR, feel free to give us your feedback in this thread.

Commodities (stackable items) cannot be bid on, and are no longer bought or sold in stacks. Now, you’ll enter in the number of a commodity that you’d like to buy and the AH will automatically select the cheapest available and give you a total price.

Copper is no longer displayed in the auction house, but is used for calculations behind the scenes.

The sell interface now displays the current market for your item, so you can easily know what to set your asking price at. For weapons and armor that vary in item level, the AH now shows auctions of all the item levels for easy price comparison. Additionally, there’s no longer any need to undercut by small amounts. Auctions at the same price point are sold last in, first out. As long as you match the current lowest price, yours will sell first.

The Auctions tab now shows you where your listings currently stand in the market. Within each price point, you can see the sell priority of your lots among your competitors’ lots.

The AH search function has learned some new tricks:
  • You can now search “Uncollected Only” to find items that have a collection UI associated with them:
    • Weapon/armor appearances
    • Mounts
    • Battle Pets
    • Toys
    • Recipes
  • You can now use advanced search operators, including exact match ( “iron ore“ ), exclusion ( -iron ), and OR ( iron | truesilver ).
  • There is now an “Upgrades Only” search, which finds upgrades for your class and active specialization. This is based on item level and number of sockets.
    • For casters, two-handed weapons are compared to one-handed weapons and off-hands by using the weighted average item level of the one-handed setup.

Playing Favorites
Your favorites list now appears immediately when you open the auction house and when you press the Favorites button. Favorites are saved separately for each character.

Work in Progress
We have a few areas where we’re still working on implementation issues. These are coming soon in a future build of the Visions of N’Zoth PTR:

  • Auction house mail for sold, expired, and won auctions are consolidated to a single mail if they are of the same item and price.
  • Currently in the PTR, favorites are shared among all characters and will reset when you exit the game.
  • Localization work is underway, and currently, searching only works in English.

Thank you very much for testing with us on the PTR!
Published on 2019-10-07 09:01 PM

Patch 8.3 PTR Recap

Patch 8.3.0 PTR - Build 32044 - Vulpera and Mechagnome Racials and Classes
You can try out the new Allied Races on the PTR!

Vulpera Dance
The Vulpera Dance is part of the "What Does the Fox Say?" dance!

Vulpera Racials
  • Bag of Tricks - Pull your chosen trick from the bag and use it on target enemy or ally. 1.5 min cooldown
  • Rummage Your Bag - Change your chosen tricks. Now where did you put that? 5 sec cast. 5 min cooldown
  • Make Camp - Make a camp at this location. Can only be used outdoors. 5 sec cast
  • Return to Camp - Return to your camp. 10 sec cast. 1 hour cooldown
  • Fire Resistance - Reduces fire damage taken by 1%
  • Nose for Trouble - When you first take damage from an enemy, reduce that damage by 5% of your maximum health.
  • Vulpera Survival Kit - You have a chance to find an additional satchel of goods when you kill a humanoid.

Mechagnome Racials
  • Combat Analysis - You gather and analyze combat data every 5 secs, increasing your primary stat by (50 at level 120), stacking up to 8x. The data decays while out of combat.
  • Hyper Organic Light Originator - Summon Organic Light duplicates to distract your foes. 3 min cooldown
  • Skeleton Pinkie - Allows opening of locked chests and doors that require a skill level of up to 600.
  • Mastercraft - You function as a personal blacksmithing anvil, cooking fire, and mining forge. In addition, your limbs include every profession tool.
  • Re-Arm - When you fall below 20% health, heal for 20% of your maximum health. This effect cannot occur more than once every 1.5 min.

Vulpera Totems

Vulpera Classes
Vulpera can be the following classes:
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Warrior
  • Hunter
  • Rogue
  • Priest
  • Shaman
  • Mage
  • Warlock
  • Monk

Mechagnome Classes
Mechagnome can be the following classes:
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Warrior
  • Hunter
  • Rogue
  • Priest
  • Mage
  • Warlock
  • Monk

New Allied Races Preview - Vulpera and Mechagnomes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
As the war to safeguard Azeroth’s future escalates, two new playable Allied Races will be ready to take up arms with the Horde and the Alliance—vulpera and mechagnomes—in the next content update.

Vulpera are cunning nomadic scavengers capable of turning what they find into opportunities to thrive.

Clever and resourceful, the vulpera of Vol’dun have survived amidst the sands for generations. Eager to join the ranks of the Horde, their caravans have departed from the dunes in search of adventure.

The serpentine sethrak have taken to subjugating anyone they can as slaves, and the vulpera are an easy target for their machinations. If you’ve taken steps to liberate the vulpera from these overseers, they’ll join the Horde on the battlefield.

Available Classes: Hunter, Mage, Monk, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warlock, and Warrior

Racial Traits:
  • Bag of Tricks: Use a trick on an enemy to damage them, or an ally to heal them.
  • Rummage Your Bag: Change the contents of your Bag of Tricks. Now where did you put that… ?
  • Make Camp: Set your camp location outdoors.
  • Return to Camp: Teleport back to your camp location.
  • Nose for Trouble: Take less damage from the first strike inflicted by an enemy.
  • Vulpera Survival Kit: Find extra goods when you loot humanoids.
  • Fire Resistance: Take less damage from fire.

Racial abilities, effects, and icons are subject to change.

  • Reach Exalted with Vuldunai
  • Earn Achievement Secrets in the Sands
    • Complete the following Vol’dun storylines: “Unlikely Allies,” “The Warguard’s Fate,” “The Three Keepers,” “Atul’Aman,” “Dangers in the Desert,” “A City of Secrets,” and “Storming the Spire.”

When the next content update goes live, players who’ve completed the requirements will gain access to a quest chain to recruit the vulpera as an Allied Race. Once you complete the chain, you’ll receive the achievement Allied Races: Vulpera and can create a new vulpera on the character selection screen. You’ll also unlock a new mount—the Caravan Hyena—for your collection at character creation, which all of your Horde characters can ride.

Leveling your new vulpera from 20 to 120 will earn a cosmetic Heritage Armor set that is unique to this new Allied Race.

Scrappy and resourceful, mechagnomes have improved their fleshy forms with top-notch prosthetics.

Though they once sought to mechanize themselves completely, the mechagnomes now seek a balance between flesh and steel. Emerging from years of isolation on Mechagon, they bring both ingenuity and aptitude to the Alliance.

They left Gnomeregan to construct a metal metropolis, Mechagon. However, their once wise and ambitious ruler King Mechagon now ruthlessly rules over them with an iron fist.

Work together with the Rustbolt Resistance to overthrow their tyrant so these mechanical mavericks will join the Alliance.

Available Classes: Hunter, Mage, Monk, Priest, Rogue, Warlock, and Warrior

Racial Traits:
  • Re-Arm: Automatically heal yourself when your health drops to a low life total.
  • Combat Analysis: Get stronger as you fight the same enemy.
  • Hyper Organic Light Originator: Summon decoys of yourself to distract foes.
  • Skeleton Pinkie: Open locked chests.
  • Mastercraft: Function as a personal set of crafting tools for professions.

Racial abilities, effects, and icons are subject to change.

  • Reach Exalted with the Rustbolt Resistance
  • Earn Achievement The Mechagonian Threat
    • Complete the following Mechagon Island quests: “The Legend of Mechagon,” “A Quick Ear Hustle,” “This is Our Vault Now,” “Let’s Get It Started,” “You Must be This Height,” “Machinations for Mechagon,” “Only the Best Will Do,” “To Mechagon!,” “Prospectus Bay,” “We Come in Peace…and Profit,” “The Resistance Needs YOU!,” “Rescuing the Resistance,” “My Father’s Armies,” “We Can Fix It,” “Drill Rig Construction,” “Send My Father a Message,” “Welcome to the Resistance,” “Operation: Mechagon – The Mechorginator.”

When the next content update goes live, players who’ve completed the requirements will gain access to a quest chain to recruit the mechagnomes as an Allied Race. Once you complete the chain, you’ll receive the achievement Allied Races: Mechagnomes and can create a new mechagnome on the character selection screen. You’ll also unlock a new mount—the Mechagon Mechanostrider—for your collection at character creation, which all of your Alliance characters can ride.

Leveling your new mechagnome from 20 to 120 will earn a cosmetic Heritage Armor set that is unique to this new Allied Race.
Published on 2019-10-07 07:53 PM

Patch 8.3.0 PTR - Build 32044
A new build is on the way! Spoilers below!

New Mounts

New Loading Screens

New Maps

New Affixes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Monolithic - Obelisks throughout the dungeon allow players to enter Ny'alotha and confront powerful servants of N'Zoth. If a servant is not dealt with, they must be faced during the final boss encounter.

New Mounts
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Corrupted Gladiator's Proto-Drake - They say that proto-drakes can smell fear. This iron-bound monster FEEDS off of it. Achievement: Gladiator: Battle for Azeroth Season 4 Category: Player vs. Player|n
  • Vicious White Warsaber - If you try to give it a belly scratch, you're asking for trouble. PvP: Battle for Azeroth: Season 4|nRated Arena and Rated Battleground Season Reward
  • Vicious White Bonesteed - There are few other ways to ride in to battle that feature as many spikes and bones. PvP: Battle for Azeroth: Season 4|nRated Arena and Rated Battleground Season Reward
  • PH Alpaca - PH PH
  • PH Void Dragon Mount - PH PH
  • PH N'Zoth Serpent (Dark) - PH Drop: Adherent of the Abyss Zone: Stormsong Valley
  • Mechagon Mechanostrider - The best mount, logically, serves multiple purposes -- sometimes you need to get places AND reach something high up once you get there. Achievement: Allied Races: Mechagnome
  • Caravan Hyena - Achievement: Allied Races: Vulpera
  • Ny'alotha Allseer - To find him, drown yourself in the Circle of Stars. PH Quest
  • Clutch of Ha-Li -

New Encounters
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Ra-den the Despoiled - Deep within the Black Empire, the Keeper's fate is revealed. Now corrupted by N'Zoth, Ra-Den works to make his master's vision of the Black Empire a reality.
  • Maut - When the breaking of N'Zoth's prison unleashed his Aqir across Azeroth, their dark prophets set about constructing an obsidian statue imbued with the void essence of the Old God himself. The moment Maut sprung to life it consumed the magic of its creators, leaving their corpses to rot beneath the scorching sun of Uldum.
  • Carapace of N'Zoth - A writhing mass of flesh, eyes, and tentacles ley like a mountain ahead. Tendrils of corruption and fear seep from the hulking body. This is the core of the Black Empire, the seat of N'Zoth's power, within the body of a god.
  • Shad'har the Insatiable - One of N'Zoth's more abberrant creations, Shad'har the Insatiable devours anything he can. Fed by slurry secreted from the walls of its domain, this ravenous beast is wracked in constant torment as the very thing that sustains him also causes radical mutations.
  • Wrathion, the Black Emperor - Despite all his schemes, Wrathion could not avoid succumbing to the madness that claimed his father. With his mind corrupted by N'Zoth, the Black Prince is a force of unbridled hatred, capable of annihilating all who oppose him in blood and flame.
  • The Prophet Skitra - Prophet Skitra is a master of twisting his victims minds, until they are unable to discern reality from the terrors he creates.
  • Vexiona - Vexiona amassed a following of lost souls desperate for power with the promise of being reborn in N'Zoth's image. High atop her temple within the Black Empire she transforms her most loyal servants with the power of the Void, creating a devoted army of unstoppable horrors.
  • The Hivemind - Generals of N'Zoth's aqir army, Ka'zir and Tek'ris are able to exert their will over the hive. Each feels they are the dominant leader and will wrest control from the other, changing the tactics of their minions.
  • Drest'agath - The great form of Drest'agath slumbered beneath the Black Empire, until she was awakened by N'Zoth's return. Now, she rises to the surface, like a great boil on the verge of bursting. Parts of Drest'agath have already broken the surface, threatening to spill her pestilence across Azeroth.
  • Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn - After defeat in the Emerald Nightmare, Il'gynoth retreated to the depths of Ny'alotha. Here, he has merged with the very architecture of N'Zoth's plane. Spreading like a malignant tumor, Il'gynoth's corruption continues to feed on everything he touches.
  • N'Zoth, the Corruptor - Despite being imprisoned deep beneath the waves by the titan-forged, N'Zoth's influence continued to corrupt Azeroth. Now, for the first time in millenia, the true form of N'Zoth the Corruptor is revealed. Unless he is stopped, the Black Empire will plunge Azeroth into an eternity of darkness.
  • Dark Inquisitor Xanesh - There are few who can resist N'Zoth's whispers, but those who do are doomed to fall under Dark Inquisitor Xanesh's wrath. A mastermind of torture, Xanesh prides herself on slowly peeling the sanity from of her victims until they have been carved into true worshippers of the Black Empire.

  • Grand Empress Shek'zara - With the awakening of N'Zoth, Shek'zara, empress of the mantid, pledged her swarm to the old god's will. In service of her dark master, she unleashed her forces upon the Vale of Eternal Blossoms to claim Pandaria in N'Zoth's name.

New Achievements
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

New Brawls
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Brawl: Teeming Island - We're going to need a bigger boat... 10 v 10 Island

New Item Name Descriptions
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • 10 Corruption (New) - 10 Corruption
  • 15 Corruption (New) - 15 Corruption
  • 20 Corruption (New) - 20 Corruption
  • 25 Corruption (New) - 25 Corruption
  • 30 Corruption (New) - 30 Corruption
  • 5 Corruption (New) - 5 Corruption
  • 5-30 Corruption (New) - 5-30 Corruption
  • Battle for Azeroth Season 4 (New) - Battle for Azeroth Season 4
  • Corrupted Challenger (New) - Corrupted Challenger
  • Corrupted Combatant (New) - Corrupted Combatant
  • Corrupted Duelist (New) - Corrupted Duelist
  • Corrupted Elite (New) - Corrupted Elite
  • Corrupted Gladiator (New) - Corrupted Gladiator
  • Corrupted Rival (New) - Corrupted Rival
  • Rank 10 (New) - Rank 10
  • Rank 11 (New) - Rank 11
  • Rank 12 (New) - Rank 12
  • Rank 13 (New) - Rank 13
  • Rank 14 (New) - Rank 14
  • Rank 15 (New) - Rank 15
  • Tier 1 Black Empire Relic (New) - Tier 1 Black Empire Relic
  • Tier 2 Black Empire Relic (New) - Tier 2 Black Empire Relic
  • Tier 3 Black Empire Relic (New) - Tier 3 Black Empire Relic
  • Tier 4 Black Empire Relic (New) - Tier 4 Black Empire Relic

New Group Finder Activities
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Mechagon Junkyard (Heroic) (New) - 5 players. Level 120. Map: Operation: Mechagon. Difficulty: Heroic.
  • Mechagon Junkyard (Mythic Keystone) (New) - 5 players. Level 120. Map: Operation: Mechagon. Difficulty: Mythic Keystone.

New LFG Entries
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Horrific Vision of Stormwind -
  • Gilneas - Heritage Armor -
  • Horrific Vision of Orgrimmar -
  • The Halls of Origination -
  • The Engine of Nalak'sha -
  • 8.3 Heart - Temple of the Jade Serpent - Chromie has uncovered massive time distortions within the Temple of the Jade Serpent. Could it be another Essence?
  • The Halls of Origination -
  • The Halls of Origination - Defeat Keeper Saba-tok.
  • Blackwing Descent - Recover the Corrupted Dragon Scale.
  • 8.3 Heritage - Goblin - Crapopolis Scenario (KMS) - Gallywix has taken over the streets of Crapopolis.
  • The Halls of Origination -
  • Teeming Island Expeditions - Head out for adventure on an Island Expedition!
  • Havenswood - Head out for adventure on Havenswood.
  • Operation: Mechagon - Junkyard -
  • Operation: Mechagon - Workshop -
  • Vale of Eternal Twilight - Whispers of N'Zoth invade the safest of sanctuaries, including one's mind.
  • The Battle for Darkshore (Heroic) - Rally beside your forces and push forth to reclaim Darkshore for the Horde.
  • The Battle for Darkshore (Heroic) - Rally beside your forces and push forth to reclaim Darkshore for the Alliance.
  • Ny'alotha -
  • Ny'alotha -
  • Ny'alotha -
  • Vision of Destiny -
  • Halls of Devotion -
  • Gift of Flesh -
  • The Waking Dream -
  • Blackrock Depths - Pet Dungeon - Confront the Shadowy Figures in their base of operations!
  • Jorundall - Head out for adventure on Jorundall.
  • Vision of the Twisting Sands - Whispers of N'Zoth invade the safest of sanctuaries, including one's mind.

New Research Talents
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Let There Be Light - Allows for you to discover torches which regenerate Sanity inside the Visions of N'Zoth. [NYI]
  • Know No Fear - Increases your max sanity.[NYI]
  • The Penitent Shall Pass - Your sanity now passively regenerates. [NYI]
  • My Name Is Fury - Whenever you take damage that causes you to lose sanity, deal damage to the enemy as well. [NYI]
  • Friends In The Darkness - Whenever you lose Sanity, chance to summon a friendly void fiend to fight by your side for a short time.[NYI]
  • Rich Cache - Chests now have a chance to contain stronger torches and greater scrolls in them. [NYI]
  • Fleeting Vision - Whenever you are inside the Vision, your movement speed is increased. [NYI]
  • Bountiful Vision - Increases the number of Corrupted Mementos that drop for you. [NYI]
  • Stalwart Mind - Whenever you are afflicted by a madness, chance instead to benefit from a Boon of Resolve. {NYI]
  • Emergency Cranial Defibrillation - $@spelldesc304815
  • Cleansing Procedures - $@spelldesc304844
  • Sanitation Mastery - $@spelldesc304852
  • Inversion - $@spelldesc304872
  • Synchronized Mind Stabilizer - $@spelldesc305111
  • Portable Clarity - $@spelldesc305146
  • Expansive Mind - $@spelldesc305159
  • Experimental Endeavor Expertise - $@spelldesc305169
  • Experimental Destabilization - $@spelldesc305380
  • Leveraged Materials - $@spelldesc307515
  • Sanitation Mastery - $@spelldesc307517
  • Vision Hunter - $@spelldesc307518
  • Clear Sight - $@spelldesc307519
  • Vision Cartography - $@spelldesc307520
  • Vision Reorganization - $@spelldesc307525
  • Reverse Protocol - $@spelldesc307527
  • Repurposed Visage Techniques - $@spelldesc307528
  • Tier 3 - Aura 1 -
  • Tier 4 - Aura 2 -
  • TGier 6 - Aura 3 -
  • Orb Operation Manual - $@spelldesc307527
  • Strength of the Titans - $@spelldesc307528
  • Singular Sanitation Expertise - Reduced damage taken and increased damage done by 5/10/15%.
  • 271 - 1
  • Emergency Cranial Defibrillation - $@spelldesc304815
  • Expansive Mind - $@spelldesc305159
  • Synchronized Mind Stabilizer - $@spelldesc305111
  • Clear Sight - Able to see and loot treasure chests in the Damned/Corrupted/Lost area of the Horrific Visions.
  • Experimental Destabilization - While at or above 50% Sanity, your damage done is increased by 10/15/20%.
  • 271 - 3
  • Aberration Extermination - $@spelldesc310720
  • Vision Hunter - $@spelldesc307518

New Factions
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Rajani - The Rajani are Awesome.
  • Rajani (Paragon) - The Rajani are awesome
  • Uldum Accord - The Uldum Accord are Awesome.
  • Uldum Accord (Paragon) - The Uldum Accord are awesome
  • Nzoth -

New Scenarios
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
A Gilnean's Dream
  • 01: The Hunter Within (New) - Wake Tess
  • 02: The Start of a Dream (New) - Fight back the Forsaken assault on Gilneas.
  • 03: Leader of the Pack (New) - Kill Dark Ranger Thyala.
  • 04: A Blight Upon the Land (New) - Track down Nathanos Blightcaller.
  • 05: The Fury of the Wild (New) - Kill Nathanos
  • 06: Chasing Nightmares (New) - Tess has taken off running towards the town square. After her!
  • 07: Judged by Moonlight (New) - Defeat the Essence of Rage.

Blackrock Depths
  • 01: The Lair of Shadows (New) - Enter the arena.

Blackwing Descent
  • 01: Unwelcome Guests (New) - Gain access to the Vault of the Shadowflame.
  • 02: Curious Magic (New) - Investigate the magical barrier in the Vault of the Shadowflame.
  • 03: Experimental Setback (New) - Investigate and destroy the experiments in Fleshrender's Workshop and Den of the Devourer.
  • 04: Concentration is Key (New) - Protect Wrathion while he dispels the barrier.
  • 05: The Athenaeum (New) - Investigate the Athenaeum.
  • 06: Shrouded in Mystery (New) - Confront the mysterious figure in the Athenaeum.
  • 07: Experimental Destruction (New) - Destroy the experiments in the Athenaeum.
  • 08: Free From Darkness (New) - Rescue Wrathion.
  • 09: Ritual of Flame (New) - Speak with Wrathion to begin the ritual.
  • 10: Preventative Measures (New) - Destroy the remains of Onyxia and Nefarian.
  • 11: The Essence of Corruption (New) - Retrieve the Corrupt Dragon Scale.

  • 01: Hostile Takeover (New) - Speak with Gazlowe at the dock.
  • 02: Held Hostage (New) - Rescue Hobart Grapplehammer.
  • 03: Suiting Up! (New) - Equip the X-52 Body Armor.
  • 04: Taking Back The Town (New) - Defeat Gallywix.

Keeper Saba-tok
  • 01: Keeper of Secrets (New) - Defeat Keeper Saba-tok.

Mechagon Junkyard
  • 01: Operation: Mechagon (New)
  • 01: Operation: Mechagon (New)

Mechagon Workshop
  • 01: Operation: Mechagon (New)
  • 01: Operation: Mechagon (New)

Operation: Mechagon - Junkyard
  • 01: Operation: Mechagon, Junkyard (New) - Save the Rustbolt Resistance from the omnipresent HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit.

Operation: Mechagon - Workshop
  • 01: Operation: Mechagon, City Center (New)

Retaking the Forge
  • 01: Unwelcome Guests (New) - Reach the inner chambers of the Halls of Origination.
  • 02: Ever Watching (New) - Disable the defensive systems in the Chamber of Prophecy.
  • 03: Hostile Halls (New) - Reach the lift in the Maker's Rise.
  • 04: Construct Destruction (New) - Defeat Watcher Aum-Ka and activate the lift in the Maker's Rise.
  • 05: Underpowered (New) - Locate the power terminal for the Maker's Rise in the Vault of Lights.
  • 06: Rise Up (New) - Re-route the power circuits in the Vault of Lights to the Maker's Rise terminal.
  • 07: Cutting the Strings (New) - Defeat Sun Prophet Tenhamen.
  • 08: Rebooting Origination (New) - Take the lift to the upper chamber of the Maker's Rise and reactivate the Forge of Origination.

The Engine of Nalak'sha
  • 01: A Way Down (New) - Find a way to the lower levels of Mogu'shan Palace.
  • 02: Watch Your Step (New) - Activate the Ancient Lever in the Crimson Assembly Hall.
  • 03: A Weighty Problem (New) - Find a way to open the sealed door in the Forgotten Passageway.
  • 04: The Long Walk (New) - Reach the Mogu'shan Vaults through the secret route from the Forgotten Passageway.
  • 05: Madness Manifest (New) - Destroy the Manifestations of N'Zoth being summoned into the Repository.
  • 06: The Hall of the Shapers (New) - Fight through the mantid forces in the Hall of the Shapers to reach the Engine of Nalak'sha.
  • 07: The Final Summoning (New) - Defeat Yox'ith in the Engine of Nalak'Sha.
  • 08: Revving the Engine (New) - Network the Engine of Nalak'sha to the Chamber of Heart.

Vision of Boralus
  • 01: Into Madness (New) - Defeat the Vision Guardians.
  • 02: Defeat Adherents (New) - Slay Faceless Adherents to weaken N'Zoth.
  • 03: Scrolls of Vision (New) - Collect the Vision Scrolls to better understand N'Zoth's plans.
  • 04: Rescue the Seeker (New) - Find and escort out the injured Seeker.
  • 05: Defend the Seekers (New) - Seekers are performing a disruption ritual, they must be defended.
  • 06: Slay the Disciple (New) - Defeat the disciple of N'Zoth.

Vision of Orgrimmar
  • 01: Enter Orgrimmar (New) - Speak with the Image of Wrathion.
  • 02: Slay the Disciple (New) - Defeat the disciple of N'Zoth.
  • 03: Collect Reward (New) - Collect Reward and exit vision.

Vision of Stormwind
  • 01: A Fallen City (New) - Speak with the Image of Wrathion.
  • 02: Slay the Disciple (New) - Defeat the disciple of N'Zoth.
  • 03: Collect Reward (New) - Collect Reward and exit vision.

Visions of N'Zoth
  • 01: Into the Vision (New) - Re-enter the Vision of N'Zoth.
  • 02: Descent Into Madness (New) - Access the lower hallway.
  • 03: Dark Manifestations (New) - Defeat the manifestation in The Maker's Rise.
  • 04: Calming the Mind (New) - Activate the Restoration Protocol to restore Sanity.
  • 05: Final Ascent (New) - Use the lift in The Maker's Rise to access the third floor.
  • 06: Anomalous Activity (New) - Discover the source behind the anomaly.
  • 07: Restoring Power (New) - Defeat the Void Wraith at the Forge of Origination.

New Difficulty Types
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Teeming Island (New) - Players: 1-10. Fallback: Heroic.
  • Visions of N'Zoth (New) - Players: 1-5.

New Titles
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Corrupted Gladiator %s -
  • %s, Servant of N'Zoth -
  • %s, Minion of Mayhem -

New Battlegrounds
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • 8.3 Epic Battleground - Warfront Arathi (PvP)
  • Deepwind Gorge - Domination

New Currencies
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Battle for Azeroth
  • Coalescing Visions (New) - Errant horrors and nightmares, these visions show dark portants and combined allow us to delve into the Horrific Visions of N'Zoth.
  • Corrupted Memento (New) - Used to learn more about the Visions of N'zoth.
  • Echoes of Oblivion (New)

  • Corrupted Mementos (New)
  • Rajani (New) - Grants reputation with the Rajani.
  • Uldum Accord (New) - Grants reputation with the Uldum Accord.

New Azerite Essences
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_AUCTIONS_TAB (New) - Transactions
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_BID_AMOUNT_IS_TOO_LOW (New) - Bid amount must be higher than the current bid.
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_BROWSE_FAVORITES_TIP (New) - Tip: Right click items to favorite them. Favorite items appear immediately when you open the auction house.
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_BUYOUT_OPTIONAL_LABEL (New) - |cff777777(Optional)|r
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_DIALOG_PER_UNIT_INCREASE (New) - |cffffd100Per Unit Increase:|r
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_DIALOG_PRICE_UNAVAILABLE (New) - This item is no longer available.
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_DIALOG_PRICE_UPDATED (New) - Price updated to the cheapest available.
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_DIALOG_TOTAL_INCREASE (New) - |cffffd100Total Increase:|r
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_FAVORITES_SEARCH_TOOLTIP_NO_FAVORITES (New) - Your favorites list is empty. Right click an item in the auction house to favorite it.
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_FRAME_TITLE_BUY (New) - Browse Auctions
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_INCOMING_AMOUNT (New) - Incoming Amount:
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_ITEM_SOLD_FORMAT (New) - %s - |cff00ff00Sold|r
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_ITEM_WITH_QUANTITY_FORMAT (New) - %s |cff808080x%s|r
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_NUM_SELLERS (New) - %d Sellers
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_OWNED_COMMODITIES_LINE_TOOLTIP_TEXT (New) - Some or all of these items are yours. Your own auctions won't be bought by you.
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_POST_BUTTON (New) - Create Auction
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_SELL_FRAME_ERROR_BUYOUT (New) - Buyout price must be greater than or equal to the starting price.
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_SELL_FRAME_ERROR_DEPOSIT (New) - You don't have enough money for the deposit.
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_SELL_FRAME_ERROR_ITEM (New) - No item selected.
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_SELL_FRAME_ERROR_PRICE (New) - Price must be greater than zero.
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_SELL_FRAME_ERROR_QUANTITY (New) - Quantity must be greater than zero.
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_TOOLTIP_DURATION_FORMAT (New) - Time Left: |cffffffff%s|r
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_TOOLTIP_SELLER_FORMAT (New) - Seller: |cffffffff%s|r
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_UNDERCUT_TUTORIAL (New) - There's no need to undercut!|n|nAuctions posted later (at the same price) are sold first.
  • CHAR_CREATE_ALLIANCE_EMBASSY (New) - And then visit the Stormwind Embassy to begin a quest to recruit this Allied Race.
  • CHAR_CREATE_HORDE_EMBASSY (New) - And then visit the Orgrimmar Embassy to begin a quest to recruit this Allied Race.
  • ERR_AUCTION_BID_PLACED - Bid accepted.
  • ERR_AUCTION_REMOVED - Auction cancelled. canceled
  • ERR_AUCTION_STARTED - Auction created.
  • ERR_QUEST_SESSION_RESULT_INVALID_AREA (New) - Party Sync failed to start because a party member is on a different continent.
  • HIVEMIND_ENERGY (New) - Hivemind Energy
  • ITEM_MOD_CORRUPTION (New) - Corruption
  • ITEM_MOD_CORRUPTION_RESISTANCE (New) - Corruption Resistance
  • PET_DEFENSIVEASSIST (New) - Defensive Assist
  • PET_MODE_DEFENSIVEASSIST (New) - Defensive Assist
  • PET_MODE_DEFENSIVEASSIST_TOOLTIP (New) - Pladeholder for new defensive assist
  • POWER_TYPE_ENERGY_DARKNESS (New) - Darkness Power
  • POWER_TYPE_SHIELDENERGY (New) - Shield Energy
  • POWER_TYPE_TERROR (New) - Terror
  • PRIMARY_STAT4_TOOLTIP_NAME (New) - Intellect
  • QUEST_LOGIC_AND (New) - And
  • QUEST_LOGIC_OR (New) - Or
  • RACE_INFO_MECHAGNOME (New) - Though they once sought to mechanize themselves completely, the mechagnomes now seek a balance between flesh and steel. Emerging from years of isolation on Mechagon, they bring both ingenuity and aptitude to the Alliance.
  • RACE_INFO_MECHAGNOME_FEMALE (New) - Though they once sought to mechanize themselves completely, the mechagnomes now seek a balance between flesh and steel. Emerging from years of isolation on Mechagon, they bring both ingenuity and aptitude to the Alliance.
  • RACE_INFO_VULPERA (New) - Clever and resourceful, the vulpera of Vol'dun have survived amidst the sands for generations. Eager to join the ranks of the Horde, their caravans have departed from the dunes in search of adventure.
  • RACE_INFO_VULPERA_FEMALE (New) - Clever and resourceful, the vulpera of Vol'dun have survived amidst the sands for generations. Eager to join the ranks of the Horde, their caravans have departed from the dunes in search of adventure.
  • RESETGAME (New) - Reset Game
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_383 (New) - Your target is not afflicted by a madness.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_384 (New) - You cannot target yourself.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_404 (New) - Requires Vision Key
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_416 (New) - Requires Titan Beacon
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_419 (New) - Requires a Stoneshaper Rod
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_425 (New) - Requires Experimental Blacktalon Shroud.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_427 (New) - Only one of this mask may be worn.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_429 (New) - Target does not have a valid Azerite Essence.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_430 (New) - Your mind is still recovering from a recent vision.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_431 (New) - Requires Vessel of Horrific Visions.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_432 (New) - Requires all party members to be wearing Experimental Blacktalon Shroud.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_434 (New) - Requires all party members to possess a Vessel of Horrific Visions.
  • SPELL_FAILED_FOLLOWER_MAX_CAP (New) - You are currently at your troop capacity.
  • TOAST_OBJECTIVE_COMPLETE (New) - Objective Complete!
  • TOOLTIP_ITEM_STAT_RANGE_FORMAT (New) - %1$c%2$s-%3$s %4$s
  • UNITNAME_SUMMON_TITLE41 (New) - %s's Lost Mind
  • WORLD_MAP_THREATS (New) - Assaults
  • WORLD_MAP_THREATS_TOOLTIP (New) - Click to view zones under assault.
Published on 2019-10-07 06:03 PM

Developer Content Update Preview
Patch 8.3 is coming to the PTR later today and Dire Maul is coming to Classic on October 15th/16th.

  • Dire Maul is coming to World of Warcraft Classic on October 15/16th.
  • The Honor System and World Bosses are still coming with Phase 2.

Battle for Azeroth
  • Patch 8.3 - Visions of N'Zoth is coming next.
  • For the first time, we're going to see an Old God, unleashed in their full might and dark fury.
  • Ny'alotha is the domain of the Old Gods and their minions.
  • Ny'alotha is all around us, on the other side of a thin veil. N'Zoth is tearing that veil and bringing horrible nightmares and dark visions in which the forces of the Old God are in our world.
  • Titan facilities across Azeroth are the key to containing, controlling, and understanding the power of N'Zoth.
  • The minions of N'Zoth are assaulting the Titan facilities. We will have to venture through rifts into the world that N'Zoth's minions inhabit.
  • New Feature - Assaults
    • When active, a zone will be overcome with N'Zoth's forces. There will also be treasures and puzzles.
    • The team took everything they learned from previous assault features and recent major zones.
    • Uldum will come under regular assault by minions of N'Zoth.
    • The Vale of Eternal Blossoms - Corrupted again, only when N'Zoth is assaulting it.
  • New Feature - Horrific Visions
    • 1-5 player content, centered around Orgrimmar and Stormwind, that show us an alternate reality of what might come to pass if we don't succeed.
    • When you first enter a Horrific Vision, you aren't going to make it very far. Your mind will succumb to N'zoth's relentless assault.
    • You'll begin to experience cosmetic and serious mechanic hindrances as your sanity is drained by being in the vision.
    • You will retreat, taking with you the things that you've learned along the way.
    • You'll be working with Wrathion to create a legendary cloak. Initially it will provide some shield against N'zoth's attacks.
    • The cloaks will allow you to venture further into the visions, earning more rewards and unlocking more of the mystery behind his power.
    • The cloak will also come in handy when you face off against N'zoth further down the road.
    • You'll bring fragments out of the vision to allow Magni to research, giving you new tools for the battle.
    • Titanic Research will help you in future visits to the Visions.
    • Ever since the Mage Tower, the team has been looking for a solo progression experience that provides challenge.
    • You can do this entirely solo or bring friends with you. The experience will scale from 1-5 players, regardless of your role.
  • New Raid - Ny'alotha, The Waking City
    • 12 boss raid that showcases the full splendor of the Black Empire.
    • N'zoth is the final boss.
  • New levels for the Heart of Azeroth, bringing passive benefits and a new essence slot.
  • The new essence slot can be filled with new essences from Patch 8.3 content.
  • Assaults on the Titan facilities could affect Titanforging, with a new system that is a little bit more twisted and corrupt.
  • New Allied Races - Vulpera and Mechagnomes
  • Vulpera requires completion of the Vol'dun quests and Exalted with the Voldunai.
  • Mechagnomes require Exalted with Mechagon.
  • New Heritage Armor - Goblin and Worgen
  • Auction House Redesign - Faster and more performant, no single stacks.
    • People can now purchase portions of a stack
    • You can favorite items and create a shopping list for yourself.
    • No need to undercut anymore, as auctions posted later (at the same price) are sold first.
  • Heroic Darkshore Warfront
  • New PvP season
  • New Mythic Keystone Affix - Corrupted: Black Empire Obelisks that you can interact with. Pulls you into an alternate world, defeat the Lieutenant and return to reality wherever you are standing when he is defeated. This allows you to do some interesting skips. If you don't take care of the obelisks, the minions will come find you at the final boss of the dungeon.

Published on 2019-10-07 04:28 PM

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