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by Published on 2021-11-02 01:11 AM

Patch 9.1 Hotfixes - November 1, 2021 - Upcoming Sanctum of Domination Nerfs
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids

  • Sanctum of Domination
    • Remnant of Ner’zhul
      • [With realm restarts] Remnant of Ner’zhul health reduced by 5% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Orb of Torment health reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Orbs of Torment should now trigger kill credit effects for abilities like Warlock's Shadowburn.
    • Soulrender Dormazain
      • [With realm restarts] Unleashed Tyranny damage reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Mawsworn Agonizer and Mawsworn Overlord health reduced by 5% on Mythic difficulty.
    • Painsmith Raznal
      • [With realm restarts] Spiked Balls have been removed from the first intermission on Mythic difficulty.
    • Sylvanas Windrunner
      • [With realm restarts] Reduced the damage of Ranger Shot by 15% on all difficulties.
      • [With realm restarts] Reduced the damage of Haunting Wave by 33% on Heroic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Reduced the damage of Domination Chains by 15% on Heroic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Reduced the radius of Veil of Darkness during Stage 2 to 8 yards on Heroic difficulty (was 10 yards).

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Fixed an issue with the quest "Helboar, the Other White Meat" that caused an extra Tainted Helboar Meat to be consumed.
by Published on 2021-11-01 09:59 PM

Venturebeat Interview with Ion Hazzikostas on WoW's Future

Introducing the World of Warcraft Community Council


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Greetings, citizens of Azeroth –

The World of Warcraft community is second to none with the passion, love, and excitement you all show to the game. Player feedback impacts all aspects of the game, and with such a wide range of opinions, playstyles, and interests out there, gathering and understanding feedback is more important than ever.

To help further our efforts in this area, we’re introducing the WoW Community Council. This program will add another venue for communication between players and WoW developers. Our goal is to gather more detailed feedback on all aspects of World of Warcraft from players around the world with a wide range of backgrounds and interests.

Here’s how it works:
· Submissions are open to any player interested in taking part in the program.
· Once players are selected, they’ll be given the ability to post in a new discussion forum that is publicly visible to everyone.
o In this new forum, we’ll ask members to share their experiences and perspectives on anything in the game, and some topics may be started by Blizzard developers and community managers.
o Responses and updates from Blizzard will be posted there so they can easily be discussed by the entire community.
· A private discussion will also be setup for Council members to encourage direct interaction between members.
· Separate conversations between smaller groups of members and Blizzard developers will be encouraged to ensure players with differing perspectives are being heard.

These may take the form of live chats between Council members and WoW devs.

One of the key goals with this program is to encourage discussion with players from a wide variety of different playstyles. To help ensure this, part of the application process will involve sharing your areas of interest and expertise. Whether it’s cutting-edge raiding, playing alts, completing achievements, accessibility, or collecting transmog, we want to know your perspective and ensure you’re heard. Therefore, after one year in the program, we plan to unflag Council members and open the application again. All WoW players will be free to apply at that point.

Please note: this program is focused on sharing current and past game experiences; it will not provide access to unannounced game information.

If this sounds like something you’d like to participate in, here is the submission link:

https://forms.office.com/r/2BfVmv2d44

Please share this with any player who may be interested in this program and if you have any questions, please let us know.

Thanks for your time and feedback.

-The World of Warcraft Community Team
by Published on 2021-11-01 05:47 PM

Venturebeat Interview with Ion Hazzikostas on WoW's Future
Venturebeat sat down with Ion Hazzikostas to discuss the game's future and current soul-searching. Click the banner below to read the full article!



  • The team created an internal process for employees to flag pieces of the game for review that haven't aged well or could be seen as offensive, and a diverse group reviewed them for change.
  • These changes did not take away from development time and would likely have gone unnoticed if they weren't spotlighted from datamining.
  • The team understands that they aren't fixing systemic injustice by these changes, but why not do it in tandem with working on larger cultural community.
  • The WoW team is also working closesly with the Overwatch team to try and catch toxicity in game right away without relying so much on manual reporting.
  • In the end, the team wants WoW to be a positive place to escape the trials and tribulations of the world.
  • Diversity makes a better game. They don't want WoW to be for a niche audience.
  • There has been a lot of work towards allowing more open communication and feedback within the team about things going into the game.
  • 9.1.5 was born out of the team being allowed to pitch ideas and try out things that they think will make the game more fun.
  • Ion acknowledges that they should have reacted to player feedback earlier about conduit energy, and knows that they can do better about communicating not only that we are being heard, but why things are not necessarily implemented or changed right away.
  • 9.1.5 reflects a shift toward more accessibility and letting go of old lessons instilled on the team from the past that don't necessarily reflect the way that the game is enjoyed today.
  • Cross-faction raiding is a bit more on the radar now. If Jaina and Thrall are working together, why can't the players?
  • They will be talking about the conclusion of Shadowlands in more detail in the future.
  • 9.2 is coming, and we will hear about it soon. They have much more planned after that, but it's hard to say too much more without spoiling some of the story that is coming.
  • At this point, your characters are heroes and there is no way that they can go back to being anonymous adventurers, but the team also wants to go back to simple core fantasy and not so much more escalating cosmic adventures.
  • The team wants to keep expanding on ways to better use what they have built over the years into the game, but it's not quite there yet.
  • There really isn't a time when the game becomes so old that a reboot is needed. However, they need to be mindful of bloat.
by Published on 2021-11-01 05:43 PM

Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead is back again! There are several wrestling inspired costumes you can purchase for 100 from Chapman. Once in the costume, you can battle with other costumed players. You can use the costumes even after the holiday is over!


Level Type Slot Name
1Holiday "Blooming Rose" Contender's Costume
1Holiday "Night Demon" Contender's Costume
1Holiday "Purple Phantom" Contender's Costume
1Holiday "Santo's Sun" Contender's Costume
1Holiday "Snowy Owl" Contender's Costume

Name Points
To The Afterlife Defeat a contender while wearing a contender's outfit purchased during Day of the Dead.
5
Vientos! Defeat 20 contenders while wearing a contender's outfit purchased during Day of the Dead.
5
Calavera Defeat 50 contenders while wearing a contender's outfit purchased during Day of the Dead.
10

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Can you feel it?
The spirit world draws close during the Day of the Dead.
This is why we decorate the graves of our dearly departed with flowers and candles and offerings: To welcome them back, even if only for a time.
So come! Dance with me!
Let us cherish and honor those we have lost in their ghostly presence so that they might eat and drink and smile and know that they are loved. – Catrina

Event Details

When: November 1-3
Where: Graveyards of all Capital Cities

Don’t wait for your invitation to arrive and /dance with Catrina to take the form of a skeleton and earn the achievement Dead Man’s Party.

A little Bread of the Dead can go a long way to restoring your health, so make sure to purchase the recipe from Chapman, who can also be found in any city graveyard. He’s got a few other goodies that you can purchase to make it a truly festive holiday, so be sure to speak to him to see his wares.

You could be a contender and earn the achievement — To the Afterlife — during this holiday by defeating a contender while wearing a contender’s outfit purchased during Day of the Dead.

Contender costumes include: "Blooming Rose" Contender's Costume, "Night Demon" Contender's Costume, "Purple Phantom" Contender's Costume, "Santo's Sun" Contender's Costume, and "Snowy Owl" Contender's Costume and will add to your toy collection.

While there are many items you can only get during the holiday, there are other items that fit within the spirit of the event that you can collect from Azeroth all year round:

Toys:


And many more.

Feliz Dia de los Muertos!
by Published on 2021-10-29 08:25 AM

Classic Against Cancer Event - October 29th to November 14th
From October 29th and running through November 14th, many of the largest WoW Classic communities, realms, and streamers will be teaming up with the GameTheory Community and St. Jude PLAY LIVE to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

There will be no hard-structure or event schedule. Guilds, communites, and streamers are encouraged to host their own events and challenges to help the cause!

Malygøs, founder of the event, said "Our goal is to unite the entire WoW Classic community against a common enemy, under one battle-flag, and do something amazing...something never done before."

If you want to support the campaign, you can do so here or by clicking the banner below!: >> DONATE NOW <<




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