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by Published on 2021-01-09 02:19 AM

Patch 9.0.2 Hotfixes - January 8, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

  • Warrior
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Condemn (Venthyr Ability) to incorrectly display as Execute when switching into a talent specialization with the Massacre talent chosen.

Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where players would be unable to see Forgelite Prime Mikanikos during the quest "A Partner for Eternity."
    • Fixed an issue where players could be unable to see enemies during the quest "Compassion, Blade of Humility."
  • Night Fae
    • Fixed an issue with the size of the Podtender (Dreamweaver Soulbind) nameplate when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Venthyr
    • [With regional restarts] The Ember Court scenario lockout now occurs when Stage 1 ends or the first surprise event is triggered, whichever occurs first (was at the start of the scenario).
      • Developers’ note: We want to reduce the likelihood that connectivity issues could cause frustrations for players during Ember Court scenario, without encouraging players to replay the scenario repeatedly to get the "perfect" run each week. We hope this hits a nice middle ground, which should allow players experiencing those issues to continue attempting without losing their weekly fun. Party on, dudes.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Soured-Flesh Growth is now immune to Control Undead.

Dungeons and Raids

  • De Other Side
    • The Manastorms
      • Resolved an issue in where Millhouse and Millificent Manastorm could forget how to fight like the devious masterminds that they truly are.

Items and Rewards

  • Reduced the frequency of the dialogue from the Battlecry of Krexus toy.
  • The Rapier of the Fearless treasure now respawns more often.
  • Fixed a number of issues with receiving the pet Dal.

Player versus Player

  • Players will now drop PvP flags and Orbs of Power if their Podtender (Dreamweaver Soulbind) is triggered.

Professions

  • Reaching Rank 2 of a Legendary specialized armor or jewelry recipe no longer removes the recipe from Favorites and it can once again be favorited.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Fixed a rare issue that could cause Empowered floor guardians to permanently evade.
  • Fixed an issue where the Twisting Corridors reward list would appear duplicated on the Layer selection screen.
  • Enemies
    • Maw of the Maw's health and damage lowered by 10%.
    • Maw of the Maw’s Devour Obleron Armaments cooldown increased to 10 seconds (was 5 seconds) and no longer affects the increased maximum health Anima Power, Obleron Endurance. Maw of the Maw will still return all Obleron Armaments upon leaving combat or dying.

World Quests

  • Fixed an issue where players could unintentionally enter the Necrotic Wake dungeon during the world quest "Air Supremacy."
by Published on 2021-01-08 09:36 PM

Upcoming Class Tuning - January 12
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’re testing some adjustments to underperforming classes that we intend to make with weekly resets (on January 12 in this region).

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Blood
      • Bone Shield grants armor equal to 70% of Strength (was 50%).
    • Frost
      • All damage is increased by an additional 2% while a two-handed weapon is equipped.
  • Mage
    • Frost
      • All damage abilities increased by 9%.
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • All damage is increased by an additional 2% while a two-handed weapon is equipped.
    • Brewmaster
      • All damage is increased by an additional 2% while a two-handed weapon is equipped.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • All damage abilities increased by 8%.
  • Warrior
    • Fury
      • All damage abilities increased by 8%, except for Bladestorm and Dragon Roar.
      • Meat Cleaver talent now increases Whirlwind’s damage by 25% (was 30%).

PVP

  • Players will now drop PvP flags if they cast Podtender (including Temple of Kotmogu orbs).
    • Note: this fix will be applied to the live game as soon as possible, before the weekly reset.

As always, the changes above (with the exception of the Podtender fix) are a work in progress, and may differ before they go live. We’ll have the final tuning noted in our Hotfixes Update post next week.
by Published on 2021-01-08 06:05 AM

In-Game Advertising Policy Update
Ghormor from the Azeroth Sales Community has shared on reddit how advertising in-game lead to one of his accounts getting permanently suspended, losing over 100 million gold due to an unannounced rule change.

Blizzard has recently updated their In-Game Advertising Policy, adding that accounts used primarily for advertising may be closed at any time. According to Ghormor, his account was used for raid collections, banking and auction house monitoring, but still received a suspension before that rule was even added to the policy page. You can find the full story on reddit.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
In-Game Advertising

Selling in-game items and services such as carries or boosting for real money is not allowed.

Selling items and services for gold is allowed but can only be advertised in-game through the Trade chat channel. Advertisements are not allowed in the Group Finder. The Group Finder is intended to help players find active groups that are being formed and advertisements make it difficult to find relevant groups.

Accounts that are used for the primary purpose of advertising may be closed.

Subcreation
Subcreation has been updated for Shadowlands. Using the Raider.IO and WarcraftLogs API, Subcreation shows summaries of the top talents, covenants, soulbinds, conduits, legendaries, gear, enchants and gems that players use in Mythic+ and Castle Nathria.



WoW Classic - World First Atiesh
Caranthir has obtained Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian in WoW Classic. Congratulations!

by Published on 2021-01-08 04:16 AM

Patch 9.0.2 Hotfixes - January 7, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes


Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where players who disconnect during the flight in the quest "Aerial Reconnaissance" would not have a map marker directing them back to Kleia to restart the flight.
    • Fixed an issue where Nuuminuuru could fail to give credit for the quest "Path of Ascension: Nuuminuuru."
    • Fixed an issue where other players' Dismantled debuffs would be visible on the Forsworn Colossus in the Eternal Forge. We found the issue, and promptly dismantled it.
    • Fixed an issue where eligible players could fail to receive the Sundancer mount in Bastion after completing the event.
    • There are now more enemies available for the quest "Compassion, Blade of Humility."
  • Night Fae
    • Fixed an issue where defeating the dungeon boss on Mythic Keystone difficulty wouldn’t provide credit for “A Rare and Unusual Spirit.”
  • Venthyr
    • While seeking Feather Caps for “Ember Court: Mushroom Surprise!”, players will now be able to use Grappling Growths as expected.
    • The preferences of every guest are now always displayed in the Guest List, even before you've discovered them for the first time.
      • Developers’ note: This change should make it faster and easier to build a guest list that has compatible guests with similar preferences.
    • The guests Grandmaster Vole and Choofa will no longer appear on the Guest List if you don't have the required reputation to unlock them.
      • Developers' note: This change does not remove them from existing Guest Lists, but you can revoke their invitation and they will not reappear on the list until you are able to unlock them.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Plaguefall
    • Margrave Stradama
      • Plague Rot can no longer be interrupted.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed an issue where the Splintered Heart of Al'ar trinket would fail to trigger after suffering a lethal blow.
  • Sinful Gladiator's Prestigious Cloak now counts as part of the Sinful Gladiator's Elite transmog sets.
  • PvP items upgraded to Item Level 226 will now display their Elite appearance.
  • The disguise from the Acolyte's Guise toy no longer cancels when teleporting.

The Maw

  • Fixed some issues with missing spawns and incomplete stage progressions in The Beastwarrens Hunts.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • You can now obtain the quest items for “Signs of the Lion” from higher layers of Twisting Corridors.

World Quests

  • Increased The Undying Army reputation rewarded from Maldraxxus Elite world quests.
by Published on 2021-01-07 02:45 AM

Patch 9.0.2 Hotfixes - January 6, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

  • Hunter
    • Wild Spirits (Night Fae Ability) is now briefly visible to the Hunter's allies (was hidden entirely).

Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue during the Kyrian campaign quest "Aerial Advantage" where the Battlesewn Rocs could display a parachute visual.
  • Venthyr
    • While on the Campaign Chapter: Confronting Sin, Blackbale Overseers will now also drop the item that starts the quest "Maldraxxian Weapons."
    • The required animals to rescue for “Ember Court: Glimpse of the Wilds” has been lowered to 10 (was 15).
    • Niya now moves slightly faster and she can access her speed boost and leap ability more often during “Ember Court: Glimpse of the Wilds.”
      • Developers’ note: We’ve felt that the Glimpse of the Wilds event was taking a little too long to complete. To give you some breathing room for tackling other surprises at your Ember Court, we wanted to speed it up to be more in line with other events. We have more changes coming in the future to improve the clarity of Ember Court objectives and bonuses like Tubbins's Lucky Teapot, so in the meantime, we wanted to make these smaller changes to improve the experience. When in doubt, take a peek at your map!
    • The size of the tools near Tulipnose have been increased to make them easier to locate for “Party Pests.”
    • Your Dredger Butler will now join the Ember Court and awaits your orders near the starting location. He's eager to learn more about etiquette from friendly guests!

Dungeons and Raids

  • Plaguefall
    • Margrave Stradama
      • Fixed an issue where the door to her location could remain closed and lock players out after a wipe.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed an issue where players could not use the Eternal Gateway in Purity's Pinnacle after looting the Penitence of Purity treasure.
  • Construct Disguise now only allows players to be recognized as a construct within the House of Constructs in Maldraxxus, as originally stated by the item. The disguises’ visual appearance is still usable outside the area, but it will no longer fool enemies outside the House of Constructs.
  • The Philosopher bow now sheathes correctly.
  • Soul Igniter and Empyreal Ordnance trinkets no longer break crowd controlled enemies or enemies that are out of combat.

Professions

  • Players should once again be able to use Skaggldrynk while on the Alchemy quest "The Price of the Black Market."

Quests

  • Bastion
    • Fixed an issue where enemies in the Temple of Humility would respawn at inconsistent rates for various quests.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Enemies should be less likely to link together in overly large groups when tower forces and prisoners are engaged in combat.
  • Anima Powers
    • Decayfly Hatchlings summoned by Pulsing Rot-hive should be less aggressive in seeking out new targets.
    • Monk
      • Whirling Stormgem has been removed.

World Quests

  • The clouds are now more reliable during the Bastion world quest "Flight School: Up and Away!"

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