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by Published on 2021-09-20 06:49 PM

Brewfest 2021
Brewfest is back again! This year the event runs from September 20 to October 6. As with many of the holiday events, this one was changed to allow you to queue at a lower level.

If you are still leveling alts, don't forget to grab the Brewfest Enthusiast buff at 6 AM and 6 PM PDT outside of Ironforge and Orgrimmar at the Tapping of the Keg ceremony.

What's New in 2021
  • The loot from Coren Direbrew is item level 184 for max level characters.
  • Several tea cauldrons have been added to the Ember Court. Players can interact with them to drink the tea (Theotar's Taste Tester), increasing friendship gains with guests by up to 300%.


What's New in 2019


  • The grounds have gotten visual revamps with the allied races getting their own stands as seen below. Both factions also have an outhouse with a line.


  • The barrel of apples has a new model.


  • There is a new event, the Brewfest Chowdown, which is an eating contest.
    • The event begins once 4 people click the stand.
    • You have 3 buttons - one to eat, one to drink, and one to call for more food.
      • Eating fills your bar.
      • Drinking reduces the bar.
      • You have to call for more food after eating 3x.
    • The goal is to be the first to finish 10 plates while trying not to let the bar get to 100 as it makes you choke for a few seconds.
  • A variety of events (other than a Dark Iron attack) can happen such as alementals running rampant or Hozen attacks.
  • Down With The Dark Iron has been removed from the Brewmaster achievement.


Brewfest Kegs Are Tapped and Festivities are in Full Swing! September 20–October 6
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
“First celebrated by the dwarves, Brewfest now holds appeal among all the races of Azeroth!”

Get ready to crack open a cold one with friends new and old during our revamped Brewfest! Sample brews from Azeroth and beyond with representatives from many prominent playable races during the booziest time of year.

When - September 20–October 6
Where - Ironforge Entrance (Alliance), Orgrimmar Entrance (Horde)
Currency - Brewfest Prize Tokens

Completing quests and activities on the Brewfest grounds will generally reward you with Brewfest Prize Tokens. These are used to purchase most of the items you will find on sale at Brewfest.

Activities

Brewfest Chowdown
Slurp and burp your way through this eating contest to be crowned the Chowdown Champion. Compete with three other players in front of a panel of spectators to prove your prowess but try not to choke (literally)! The first to finish 10 plates of sausages takes home the prize. Manners optional. Speak with Etga (Horde) or Britta Steinhart (Alliance) to participate. Prize: 1 Brewfest Chowdown Champion Token.


Timed Events
Every half hour a group of alementals, hozen, or Dark Iron dwarves will show up to destroy the Brewfest grounds. Put a stop to their shenanigans for a reward once a day.

Chug ‘n Chuck Alementals
Throw nearby taster mugs at these destructive alementals to put a cork in their plans.

Shoo Pesky Hozen
Unruly hozen want to monkey around—restore order by driving away these pests.

Tip: Some of these buggers are winged, so saddle up on a flying mount to reach them!


Ceremonial Keg Tapping
Join the Draenor-famous Frostwolf brewery Warband Ales for a special toast during Brewfest at 6 a.m. or 6 p.m. server time. Alliance players can do the same with the Thunderbrew and Barleybrew breweries.


Daily Quests
Complete special daily quests to obtain experience, gold, and Brewfest Prize Tokens to purchase holiday items.

Sample Fine Food and Brew
Stumble your way through the grounds while trying specialty food and brew from all over Azeroth and Draenor.

Holiday Items
Earn Brewfest souvenirs while gallivanting around Brewfest!

BREWFEST SOUVENIRS
  • Garland of Grain: A festive crown adorned with a golden pretzel that you can wear during Brewfest.
  • Tabard of Brew: Show off your love for Brewfest year-round with this tabard!
  • Brewfest Chowdown Trophy: Proudly display your Brewfest Chowdown Trophy!
  • Bottomless Brewfest Stein: Fill your Brewfest Stein at a Brewfest Festive Keg.
  • Brewfest Reveler’s Hearthstone: Return home in the most jubilant way possible!


MOUNTS
  • Great Brewfest Kodo: Coren Direbrew won this prize after drinking a Tauren druid under the table – and the druid was in bear form. It was one of Direbrew’s proudest moments.
  • Swift Brewfest Ram: Dwarves attribute this breed’s even temperament to rigorous training, but other races argue that a daily diet of strong ale has something to do with it.

BREWFEST GOODS
  • Blix’s Eyesight Enhancing Romance Goggles: Guaranteed by Blix Fixwidget to make EVERYONE look attractive!
  • Brewfest Garb: Put together a full festive appearance by wearing three of the following cosmetic pieces: Blue Brewfest Hat, Green Brewfest Hat, Brown Brewfest Hat, Purple Brewfest Hat, Brewfest Dress, Brewfest Regalia, Brewfest Slippers, and Brewfest Boots.
  • Brewhelm: Attach two tankards to your head or helmet.
  • Synthebrew Goggles XL: Warning: Do not wear while mounted.
  • “Brew of the Month” Club Membership Form: Sign up to join a monthly brew club!
  • Angry Brewfest Letter: WARNING: Once an angry letter is sent, you will never be able to join the Club again!
  • Feed your mount these hops to transform it into a Brewfest steed: Fresh Dwarven Brewfest HopsFresh Goblin Brewfest HopsFresh Brewfest Hops, or Preserved Brewfest Hops.

TOYS
  • Brewfest Pony Keg: Tap a pony keg of delicious Brewfest Brew.
  • Brewfest Keg Pony: Summon a beer-toting keg pony for 3 minutes.
  • Brewfest Banner: Represent Brewfest!
  • Steamworks Sausage Grill: Places a Steamworks Sausage Grill that increases the spirits of those nearby by 4 and allows cooking.
  • Pandaren Brewpack: Carry a keg of brew on your back for 3 minutes. Drink brew or toss some to friends!
  • Gravil Goldbraid’s Famous Sausage Hat: You never sausage a hat!

BATTLE PETS
  • Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm: A shy creature, the pink elekk will only make its presence known to those that have befriended it, or to anyone too intoxicated to harm it.
  • Wolpertinger’s Tankard: Many a drunken Brewfest goer has told the tale of this mysterious creature, but few remember that tale in the morning.
  • Stout Alemental: The Pandaren Brewmasters accidentally brought a barrel of Uncle Gao's last sentient batch of brew with them to Brewfest.

HEIRLOOM UPGRADES
  • Ancient Heirloom Scabbard: Upgrade an heirloom weapon allowing it to increase in power up to level 35.
  • Timeworn Heirloom Scabbard: Upgrade an heirloom weapon allowing it to increase in power up to level 40. Only works on heirlooms that scale to level 35.

Achievements
  • BREWMASTER: Completing the achievements The Brewfest Diet, Brew of the Month, Direbrewfest, Does Your Wolpertinger Linger?, and Have Keg, Will Travel will reward the meta-achievement Brewmaster. Awards the title Brewmaster.
  • THE BREWFEST DIET: Eat 8 of the following Brewfest foods—Dried Sausage, Pickled Sausage, Savory Sausage, Spiced Onion Cheese, Spicy Smoked Sausage, Succulent Sausage, The Essential Brewfest Pretzel, and The Golden Link.
  • BREW OF THE MONTH: Join the Brew of the Month club.
  • DIREBREWFEST: Kill Coren Direbrew.
  • DOES YOUR WOLPERTINGER LINGER?: Obtain a Wolpertinger pet from the Brewfest quest line.
  • HAVE KEG, WILL TRAVEL: Obtain a Brewfest mount, or transform yours into one using Brewfest Hops.
  • BREW OF THE YEAR: Sample 12 beers featured in the Brew of the Month club. Requires a “Brew of the Month” Club Membership Form.
  • ALMOST BLIND LUCK: Fall 65 yards without dying while wearing Synthebrew Goggles during the Brewfest Holiday.
  • STRANGE BREW: Acquire the Brewfest beers listed below. Don’t drink them all at once!
  • DISTURBING THE PEACE: While wearing 3 pieces of Brewfest clothing, get completely smashed and dance in Dalaran.
  • A BREW-FAST MOUNT: Obtain an epic Brewfest mount.

Be sure to hop on over to the Brewfest staging areas at the gates of Orgrimmar and Ironforge September 20–October 6 to join the festivities.
by Published on 2021-09-19 07:00 PM

Update: Blizzard has hotfixed the achievement Breaking the Chains to properly award the Hand of Salaranga mount to players. The meta-achievements On the Offensive and Breaking the Chains have also been changed into account-wide achievements.

The Zovaal Shuffle Achievement
The Kyrian Assault has started in the Maw and with it, The Ember Count quest which is required to complete the achievement The Zovaal Shuffle is finally up.

To get the achievement you have to find Gubbins at one of the following locations, speak with him to get a Mawproof Parasol and then dance for 5 seconds near five different forges in Zovaal's Cauldron. Note that taking damage from mobs removes your Mawproof Parasol, so first clear out the area to avoid any interruption.
/way 40 41 Gubbins
/way 35 43 Gubbins
/way 32 42 Gubbins
/way 36 36 Gubbins


On the Offensive Mount Reward
Players that have kept up with all the covenant achievements required for the achievement On the Offensive and have reached Exalted with Death's Advance can purchase a covenant mount from Duchess Mynx in Korthia.

Since the achievement On the Offensive is currently not account-wide, obtaining all four mounts will require covenant swapping or completing the achievements on alts.




Breaking the Chains Mount Reward
With the completion of the achievement On the Offensive, players that have completed various achievements from Korthia have also earned the meta achievement Breaking the Chains which rewards the mount Hand of Salaranga.


by Published on 2021-09-19 01:07 PM

Pirate's Day Celebration - September 19
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hoist sail and make way for Booty Bay because Pirate’s Day begins September 19!

Bring Your Sea Shanty to Booty Bay

Pirates have taken over the goblin town of Booty Bay and Captain DeMeza is recruiting any scurvy dog she can into her buccaneer ranks. Visit her or her henchmen in the capital cities if the pirate’s life is for you!

Feeling out of place in Booty Bay without a proper costume? Don’t worry. /Dance one little jig with the Dread Captain DeMeza and she’ll be impressed enough to press you into her crew and outfit you properly. If you get attached to your new look, you can do the quest You're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat!! Succeed, and you’ll get an Emergency Pirate Outfit (or five) for when Pirate’s Day is but a distant memory and your inner pirate is clawing to get out.

What good is a pirate without an avian companion on their shoulder? Captain DeMeza (for the exchange of a few shiny coins) can help you call forth a temporary companion named Petey to take with you wherever you sail.

From time to time the captain will shout for a brave party to take on a terror of the deeps–an elite shark known as Ol' Eary. Make sure you have a hearty crew with you or you could become just so much chum in the waters of the bay.

Join the Beach Party


Once you and your crew have helped the captain handle Ol’Eary, you can celebrate with the crew at a little beach party just south of Booty Bay. Those with the Feat of Strength "Advast Ye, Admiral" can also purchase a toy from Edward Techt–the Jolly Roger to show off their dedication to the cause.

If you’re really feeling generous, you can also purchase a Big Bag of Booty from Captain DeMeza and spread the wealth around to all your pirate pals in a burst of glittery glory.
by Published on 2021-09-19 01:50 AM

Chains of Domination Soundtrack Now Available on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands - Chains of Domination Soundtrack is now available for listening on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music.

The album includes 17 songs composed by several Senior Composers (David Arkenstone, Neal Acree, Jake Lefkowitz and Glenn Stafford) and Senior Producer Charlotte Pyle.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Title - Author - Duration

  1. Sanctum of Domination - David Arkenstone - 01:41
  2. Domination In Chains - Neal Acree - 02:07
  3. Broker Market - Jake Lefkowitz - 01:55
  4. Broker Hospitality - Jake Lefkowitz - 01:46
  5. Korthia - City of Secrets - Glenn Stafford - 01:59
  6. Korthia - Lost Archives - Glenn Stafford - 02:39
  7. Broker Cartel - Jake Lefkowitz - 02:11
  8. Broker Curiosities - Jake Lefkowitz - 01:54
  9. Uther Devotion - Glenn Stafford - 01:47
  10. Uther Reflection - Glenn Stafford - 02:04
  11. Broker Engage - Jake Lefkowitz - 02:30
  12. Broker Patrol - Jake Lefkowitz - 01:51
  13. Draka Bound By Blood - Glenn Stafford - 02:27
  14. Go'el Bound By Blood - Glenn Stafford - 02:25
  15. Revendreth Sired - Jake Lefkowitz - 02:07
  16. Night Warrior Tides - Glenn Stafford - 01:55
  17. Zovaal - David Arkenstone, Neal Acree - 01:20
by Published on 2021-09-17 02:18 AM

Patch 9.1 Hotfixes - September 16, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

  • Monk
    • Fixed an issue that allowed Bonedust Brew (Necrolord Ability) to deal damage based on non-hostile damage events, such as Blessing of Sacrifice.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sanctum of Domination
    • [With NA and EU realm restarts] Congratulations to the top 100 Horde and Alliance guilds for defeating Sylvanas on Mythic difficulty! With the next reset, cross realm groups can enter Sanctum of Domination on Mythic difficulty.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Falling from a platform in the Altars of Agony before Kul'tharok will now place the character's body on the platform they fell from.

Quests

  • The Shardhides for “Spill the Tea” should now be more plentiful.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the pop-up notice that is displayed when a Battlefield is ready from hiding when you leave the queue.
  • Fixed a sound issue when riding ram, horse, talbuk and deathcharger mounts.

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