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by Published on 2020-11-27 04:10 AM

Patch 9.0.2 Hotfixes: November 26, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Character
  • [With realm restarts] Oribos no longer separates players with War Mode enabled from those who have it disabled.
  • Falling off the edge of the Shattered Grove in Maldraxxus will no longer send the character to Westfall or the Barrens. Falling to your death is enough punishment.

Classes
  • Mage
    • General
      • Fixed an issue where Dimensional Blade (Torghast Anima Power) would sometimes not instantly kill Mawrats when Blinking through them.
  • Paladin
    • Retribution
      • Seraphim (Talent) now correctly triggers Selfless Healer (Talent).
  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Windfury Totem procs now have sound and the volume of the Maelstrom Weapon proc sound has been lowered.

Covenants
  • Players who switch covenants after completing the Maw introduction and gathering 5 Redeemed Souls for their first covenant should now find that they have 5 Redeemed Souls waiting for them in their new covenant. Players who changed covenants prior to this fix and were roadblocked by missing Redeemed Souls should visit Oribos, which will perform a process that corrects the issue.
  • Adventures missions now appear immediately after completing the tutorial when switching covenants.
  • Kleia is now a bit more chatty and now welcomes being the chosen Soulbind in Elysian Hold.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a player to be rejected from their chosen covenant. Covenant pacts lost in this way can now be re-selected.

Creatures and NPCs
  • Scorched Crypt Key can now open the Crypt Door to Innervus.
  • Night Fae characters in Soulshape form can now pass through the barrier protecting Skuld Vit.
  • Derwynnthlmn will now offer his Flight Master services to players that have chosen the Night Fae Covenant.

Dungeons and Raids
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Mists of Tirna Scithe
      • Explosive Orbs will no longer spawn inside Tred’ova.
      • Gormling Larva will now spawn Explosive Orbs at player locations instead of their location.
  • Halls of Atonement
    • Fixed an issue where Revendreth players with combat pets could not correctly interact with Loyal Stoneborn.

Items and Rewards
  • The cooldown of Slumberwood Band's effect can no longer be prematurely cleared by death or by using immunities and similar effects.
  • The Oribobber now makes sound when a fish is hooked.
  • Resolved an issue where Master Duelist's Chit trinket would fail to correctly display its visual effect when striking targets at range.

Quests
  • Covenant Campaign
    • Fixed an issue where depositing anima during the Covenant Campaign tutorial quest “Into the Reservoir” could sometimes consume the player's earned anima instead of the tutorial anima.
    • Fixed an issue where Night Fae players who skipped parts of Covenant Chapter 1 by speaking to the Winter Queen, but had not yet done the campaign quests at the Star Lake Amphitheater on any character, would be unable to turn in the quest "Show, Don't Tell."
    • The boss will no longer reset when dealing the killing shot at the same time as being ejected from Bron during the Mikanikos “Path of Ascension” scenario.
    • Lady Moonberry has finished her prank and is no longer in two places at once for Night Fae who leveled via Threads of Fate during the quest "The Boon of Shapes."
  • Bastion
    • The chest for “Trial of Courage” no longer despawns as soon as you reach it.
    • Fixed an issue where the Chamber Guardians could fail to attack during the quest, "You Go First."
  • Maldraxxas
    • The Harvesting Hook required for "Give Them a Hand" now displays that it’s on cooldown.
    • To prevent phasing issues, “Kill Them, Of Course” must be turned in before “Secrets Among the Shelves” can be accepted.
    • Ve'nari's Orb of Teleportation now correctly brings all members of a party along for the ride during the quest “Hope Never Dies.”
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused a door to not open while progressing through the quest, “Secrets Among the Shelves.”
  • Ardenweald
    • Elder Finnan, Elder Gwenna, and Groonoomcrooek have all returned to their homes, if you are searching for them for the Lady of the Falls after accepting "Ages-Echoing Wisdom."
    • Nesting Valeshrieker will now respawn after a hunter tames the beast while on the quest "Wildseed Rescue."
  • Revendreth
    • Fixed an issue where Stage 3 of “The Master of Lies” scenario completed automatically if the objective’s area was reached on an earlier stage.
    • General Kaal will now accept the turn in for "The Master Awaits" after dismounting Myskia.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Added missing sounds to some creatures and boss abilities.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Arch-Suppressor Laguas to become afflicted with Thrall’s Earthen Crush ability and permanently evade all oncoming attacks.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Unnatural Power to be removed with mind control abilities.

World Quests
  • Fixed an issue where some players could not see the obstacles during the Bastion World Quest, "Flight School: Flapping Frenzy."
  • Increased the respawn rate of the enemies required for completing "Pest Removal."
  • “Calling the Champions” now gives credit to all party members.
by Published on 2020-11-26 06:12 PM

Level Anew with Threads of Fate
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Explore the Shadowlands in an engaging non-linear experience as you level to the new max of 60!

Shadowlands offers a new leveling experience with Threads of Fate. This new game mode allows you to level your other characters in the Shadowlands by selecting a Covenant prior to level 60, choosing which zones you want to level up in regardless of level, and earn rewards to benefit your Covenant as you level up. Along the way, you’ll have access to some of your Covenant’s amenities including flight paths, signature abilities, and you can get a head start on earning your Covenant’s Renown by depositing Anima you collect into their reservoir.

Choose Your Destiny

To explore this new adventure-style mode, you must reach level 60 and complete the first chapter of your Covenant Campaign (Kyrian: “Among the Kyrian,” Necrolord: “Loyal to the Primus,” Night Fae: “For Queen and Grove!,” and Venthyr: “Sinfall”). Threads of Fate will become accessible to your level 50 to 59 characters once they complete the quest, “Stand as One” given by Anduin Wrynn during the Maw’s introductory questline. After completing “Stand as One,” you’ll be transported to Oribos where you can speak with Fatescribe Roh-Tahl to choose leveling with the Threads of Fate option.

Tip: Having second thoughts on how you want to progress your new character? You can choose to instead replay the storyline when you speak with Fatescribe Roh-Tahl, however, once you choose Threads of Fate, you can’t go back on it.

Once you’ve selected Threads of Fate, you’ll be instructed to pick any of the four Covenants for your character and choose which zone you want to continue your adventure in. Upon entering one of the zones, you’ll notice that the main story quests will be marked as complete, flight paths will unlock, and you’ll receive a progress bar quest that credits experience. Fill the progress bar by completing any side quests, World Quests, Bonus Objectives, Rare Elites, and defeating dungeon bosses. Note that War Mode won’t offer more bonuses and defeating enemy or random creatures will not grant credit toward the progression bar. After you complete your progression bar quest, return to Fatescribe Roh-Tahl in Oribos to turn it in for a large experience gain and select another zone to complete.

When you reach level 60, you’ll finish your Threads of Fate playthrough and will be able to continue earning Anima and your Covenant’s favor for rewards and prepare for end-game activities.
by Published on 2020-11-26 06:32 AM

Service Update for NA and EU Realms

Shadowlands Hotfixes - November 25, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Character
  • Players can now hearthstone from the Maw despite being afflicted with Immediate Extermination.

Classes
  • Demon Hunter
    • Vengeance
      • The impact from Soul Cleave now has sound.

  • Paladin
    • Retribution
      • Execution Sentence (Talent) now has a more pronounced sound.

  • Rogue
    • General
      • Resolved an issue that prevented the reactivation of Flagellation (Venthyr Ability) and granting Haste while the Rogue's target is still alive.

Covenants

  • Beginning construction of the Venthyr Anima Conductor now properly consumes available Anima.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Battle Ready Tauralus can no longer be interacted with while mounted.
  • Male Gilnean guards now have male voices.
  • Stygian Abductors now abide by the laws of gravity after being slain.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the Forlorn Prisoner’s Forlorn's Grace buff to increase damage instead of decrease damage.
  • A Plague Guard now stands watch at the Mareileth Camp in Blighted Scar.
  • Fixed an issue where Sundancer’s Echo of Dresaelus buff could be taken into unintended areas.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Mists of Tirna Scithe
    • Fixed an issue in the Misty Forest where a maze door would not open when approaching the door from the side.
    • Slain gorms should now drop loot as intended.
    • Tred'ova
      • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Mink Link to become unbreakable if targeted players were 40 yards apart when the spell was cast.
  • Theatre of Pain
    • Mistress Dyrax
      • Players are no longer afflicted by Mass Temptation after combat has ended.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed an issue which caused Selfless Forgelite's mail armor on Forgelite Neptira to be incorrectly ineligible for purchase and use in transmogrification.
  • Slumberwood Band can no longer trigger in Arena or Rated Battlegrounds.
  • Veiled Satchel of Cooperation can now be opened from characters level 50 to 60. Satchels earned prior to the fix will require reaching level 60 to open.
  • The Garb of the Harmonious transmogrification set now displays the correct chestplate.
  • Turning in Twinklestar’s Gardening Toolkit to Twinklestar no longer consumes other players’ toolkits.
  • Many Shadowlands Inscription supplies can now be placed in an Inscription bag.
  • The Brimming Ember Shard trinket channel is now intentionally interrupted when casting another spell during the channel.

Quests

  • Covenant Campaign
    • Fixed an issue where players who choose to skip portions of Chapter 1 of their Covenant Campaign would not have any Redeemed Souls available to them. Players who experienced this issue should now receive the Redeemed Souls the next time they visit their Covenant Sanctum.
    • Fixed an issue where the quests following the Covenant Campaign quests "A Call to Service" could become unavailable if players logged out before accepting the next quest.
    • Fixed an issue where the Kyrian Covenant Campaign quest "Our Most Precious Resource" could become unavailable if players logged out before accepting it.
    • Fixed an issue where players aligned with the Kyrian Covenant who skipped the campaign quest "It's All Coming Together" would not see the chapter "Among the Kyrian" as complete.
    • Sesselie now appears in the appropriate phase to offer the Night Fae Covenant Campaign quest “Replenish the Reservoir.”
    • The patrol have bolstered themselves and can no longer be defeated while on the Night Fae Covenant quest “A Night in the Woods.”
  • Bastion
    • Fixed an issue where players could be unintentionally killed while escaping the Necrotic Wake during the quest, "A Time for Courage."
    • The objective to the quest "The Mnemonic Locus" should now be visually clearer.
    • A teleportation pad is now available to use after jumping off the platform while completing "The Hand of Doubt" in Bastion.
  • Maldraxxas
    • Stringy Spores and Stringy Growths are now visible on the minimap for easier collecting during the quests, “Spores Galore” and “Pulling Hairs.”
    • The Unfinished Blade required for “Through the Fire and Flames” can now be looted by multiple players at the same time and respawns faster.
    • Players who defeat Cheliceria without first obtaining the Key of Eyes will no longer be blocked from completing the quest, "WANTED: The Key of Eyes.”
    • Aspirant Thales and the Rune of Might are now immediately available after exiting the Soulfused Construct during the quest, “In The Flesh.”
    • Renny the Fox, the sly star of “That Darn Fox” has been given a stern talking to and should be responsive to players trying to catch him after their heroic rescue in Maldraxxus.
    • Increased the respawn rate of the enemies required to complete “The Hunt for the Baron.”
  • Ardenweald
    • Fixed an issue where players who completed "Shooing Wildlife" would not see Dreamweaver to start "Tending to Wildseeds."
    • Guardian Molan is now visible for turning in “Blooming Villains.”
    • Te’zan and Nia now return to the forest after completing “Recovering the Heart” in Ardenweald.
    • Primrose will now correctly stealth if the player uses stealth during “Break it Down.”
  • Revendreth
    • Characters should no longer get stuck in combat for extended durations in the Ember Ward while on the quest “An Uneventful Stroll.”
    • Lord Chamberlain’s Protection now applies to all party members on the quest “The Accuser’s Secret.”
    • Fixed an issue where some players were unable to speak to Vorpalia to complete the quest “In the Ruin of Rebellion.”
    • Prince Renathal should now make an appearance at the end of the “Master of Lies” scenario even if players have killed all the Royal Nightcloaks between Myskia and Sire Denathrius.
  • Fixed an issue where the fight event during the Rogue Order Hall Campaign quest “Picking A Fight” would sometimes not start.
  • Master Cheng now deals appropriate damage while on the Monk quest, “Begin Your Training: Master Cheng.” Master Hight had a talk with Cheng about how many new monks were being battered, bruised, and literally set on fire within the Peak of "Serenity" and asked that he scale it back a bit.

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Fixed an issue where players who reached Threat Level 5 would still have the Eye of the Jailer Stygia and Ve'nari Reputation reduction debuff the next day.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Frostbite Wand (Torghast Anima Power) from healing targets under the effect of Cyclone.

World Quests

  • The manifestations for "Swarming Souls" now respawn more frequently and the completion requirement has been lessened.
  • Fixed an issue where some players could not interact with Gatamatos during the Bastion World Quest "Training Regimen."
  • Increased the health of the accompanied dredger and the time between waves of enemies for “Demolition Detail”.
by Published on 2020-11-25 11:13 PM

Service Update for NA and EU Realms
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Since shortly after the launch of Shadowlands, we’ve experienced some service issues that are negatively impacting gameplay on a small number of realms. In this region, we’ve been monitoring and working around the clock to solve these issues for:

NA Realms
  • Area 52
  • Frostmourne
  • Illidan
  • Stormrage
  • Tichondrius

EU Realms
  • Blackhand
  • Blackmoore
  • Dentarg
  • Draenor
  • Echsenkessel
  • Hyjal
  • Kazzak
  • Mal’Ganis
  • Silvermoon
  • Taerar
  • Twisting Nether

We increased realm capacity to let more players than ever before into a single realm, but extreme demand on a few realms has exceeded even that capacity, so we have dialed down some of our earlier changes. We are trying to carefully balance service stability and accessibility, and exploring multiple avenues to get everyone online and playing smoothly.

This issue is our number one priority. We will continue to work to solve this as quickly as possible, and we will provide further updates as necessary.

Thank you very much for your patience.
by Published on 2020-11-25 04:52 AM

Shadowlands Hotfixes - November 24, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

  • Hunter
    • General
      • Resolved an issue where Hunters leaving their Resonating Arrow (Kyrian Ability) area effect could apply the Resonating Arrow debuff to unintended targets.
      • Wild Spirit’s (Night Fae Ability) visual effects now appear for enemy players.

  • Monk
    • General
      • Calculated Strikes (Potency Conduit) no longer causes Spinning Crane Kick to deal less damage than intended when using a two-handed weapon.
    • Windwalker
      • Resolved an issue that prevented Bonedust Brew (Necrolord Ability) from refunding Chi when using Spinning Crane Kick.

  • Shaman
    • General
      • Deathseer Choker (Torghast Anima Power) now properly increases the damage of any summoned units.
      • Vesper Totem (Kyrian Ability) will no longer incorrectly pulse a heal when casting Stormkeeper (Talent) as Elemental and Enhancement specializations.
    • Elemental
      • Fixed an issue that allowed Chain Harvest (Venthyr Ability) to work with Echoing Shock (Talent).
    • Restoration
      • Mana Tide Totem will no longer incorrectly applies to enemy players in PvP combat.

  • Warlock
    • General
      • Fixed an issue that caused Smoking Shard of Teleportation (Torghast Anima Power) to not work properly if an active demon isn't summoned.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Zo'sorg and Purveyor Zo'kuul went on a brief hiatus while an issue was being resolved. The PvP vendors should now be back in Oribos at the usual location.
  • Players above level 50 now properly retain their full combat bonus when fighting enemies from the Legion expansion.
  • Fixed an issue where some of the Aspirant Defenders at Aspirant's Rest in Bastion would not help nearby players. They have since come to an agreement that you need no further training and are once again ready to assist.
  • Indomitable Schmitd should now react to the Fuseless Special bomb more reliably.
  • Foreman Thorodir is now immune to damage and will accept your quest turn in without interruption from nearby gorm.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Spires of Ascension
    • The kyrian in Path of Ascension will stay lower to the ground when using their diving attacks.

Items and Rewards

  • The Phial of Ravenous Slime toy has been temporarily disabled.
  • Pinch of Faerie Dust should now only be usable in Ardenweald, and should be unavailable inside dungeons, including Mists of Tirna Scithe.
  • Kyrian Javelins are no longer able to be used against enemy players.
  • The Empyreal Ordnance trinket from the Spires of Ascension dungeon should now only drop for caster specializations.
  • The Overflowing Ember Mirror trinket no longer double dips into Versatility.
  • The Brimming Ember Shard trinket channel has been reduced to 1.2 seconds (was 6 seconds) and the number of pulses during the channel has been increased. Additionally, the overall healing has been increased by 36% and the overall damage increased by 56%.

Professions

  • Alchemy
    • Spectral Flask of Power should no longer provide a 2 hour duration for non-Alchemists.
  • Leatherworking
    • Bone Bound Knuckles are now Bind on Equip.

Quests

  • Changed a setting that should allow players to consistently see and interact with others in their group in the four Shadowlands zones and the introductory Maw.
  • The quest "Shadowlands: A Chilling Summons" should no longer be offered to players who have not activated the expansion.
  • All quest credit for "Through the Shattered Sky" is now shared with all party members when Party Sync is enabled.
  • Horde players on the Battle for Azeroth War Campaign will automatically be removed from the instanced version of Orgrimmar while on the introductory quests for Shadowlands.
  • The Echoes of Mortality required for the quest "The Eternal Traveler" are now obtainable in the Shadowlands.
  • Darion Mograine should no longer be phased out for some party members before accepting the quest "Field Seance".
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to disconnect if they fall into the Maw’s dark abyss during the introduction questline. The Jailer won’t be pleased to hear the news of your escape…
  • Fixed an issue where party members were unable to see Thanikos Spinerender during the Bastion quest "A Time for Courage".
  • Fixed an issue during the Bastion quest "A Temple in Need" where Galistos' Burdens would appear before players had successfully completed the previous wave of Galistos’ Burdens.
  • Fixed an issue where the Hurl Kyrian Hammer vehicle ability could fail to appear during the Bastion quest "The Enemy You Know".
  • Players may now turn in the Bastion side quest "Functioning Anima Core" to Kalisthene when they first meet her during the campaign quest "Go in Service".
  • Fixed an issue where players who were not eligible to close Swelling Tears in Bastion could see them.
  • Fixed several issues that would prevent Andira from being retrieved for some players during the quest, “Larion at Large”.
  • Fixed an issue where neutral enemies would attack players unprovoked during the Bastion world quest "A Crisis of Memory".
  • Adjusted the Ardenweald Campaign so that it will no longer overlap with the Maldraxxus Campaign.
  • "The Arbiter's Will" and "The Land of Strife" are now under Chapter 1 of the Maldraxxus Campaign.
  • Secutive Mavix no longer disappears after abandoning the Maldraxxus quest, “A Deadly Distraction”.
  • Ve'nari's Anima Shroud stealth aura has been buffed while on the quest, “Delving Deeper”.
  • The quest objectives needed to complete “Hazardous Waste Collection” should now spawn more frequently.
  • Players can no longer be attacked by enemy players while under the effects of Paralytic Plague during the quest “Fit For a Margrave” and while stunned in the air during the quest “Through the Fire and Flames”.
  • Baroness Vashj is now able to multitask and will accept the turn in for the Maldraxxus quest “Straight to the Heart” while she’s engaged in combat. She does have four arms after all.
  • Quest credit for “A Bond Beyond Death” will now continue after defeating Deslan the Torturer.
  • Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause the cutscene in the Grove of Awakening to fail to play.
  • Fixed an issue where grouped players could have a party member become unable to complete the Ardenweald quest "Wildseed Rescue".
  • Fixed an issue where the Blighted Beast would become stuck with no way to complete the quest, “Toppling the Brute”.
  • Dreamweaver’s position has been updated for accepting the quest, “Hungry for Animacones”.
  • Flutterby has given her questly duties to Sesselie so now players can turn in the quest "Replenish the Reservoir".
  • While on the Revendreth quest “A Reflection of Truth”, the ground visual for Crimson Barrage should remain visible when Projected Textures is disabled in the System Settings menu.
  • Fixed an issue where grouped players could have a party member become unable to complete the Revendreth quest "A Reflection of Truth".
  • "The Master of Lies" scenario will now advance beyond Stage 1 for the entire party, regardless of watching or exiting the cutscene. Additionally, the area required for completing Stage 3 is now easier to locate.
  • The Signaling Beacon required for completing the Maw quest “Rule 3: Trust is Earned” should no longer be affected by combat in its vicinity.

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