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by Published on 2017-11-28 12:33 AM

PvP Hotfixes with Weekly Maintenance
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With weekly maintenance in each region, starting tomorrow, we'll implement the following hotfixes to address several bugs and balance issues in PvP.

Player versus Player

As always, thank you for your feedback, and we'll see you on the field of battle!
by Published on 2017-11-27 04:34 PM

Antorus, the Burning Throne Live This Week
Antorus, the Burning Throne Normal and Heroic difficulty open this week!

WoW Antorus, the Burning Throne Boss Strategies and Loot List

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Eonar the Life-Binder Guide - WoW Antorus, the Burning Throne Boss Strategies and Loot List Imonar the Soulhunter Guide - WoW Antorus, the Burning Throne Boss Strategies and Loot List
Kin'garoth Guide - WoW Antorus, the Burning Throne Boss Strategies and Loot List The Coven of Shivarra Guide - WoW Antorus, the Burning Throne Boss Strategies and Loot List
Varimathras Guide - WoW Antorus, the Burning Throne Boss Strategies and Loot List Aggramar Guide - WoW Antorus, the Burning Throne Boss Strategies and Loot List
Argus the Unmaker Guide - WoW Antorus, the Burning Throne Boss Strategies and Loot List


Legendary Items and Upgrades
With the Antorus, the Burning Throne release, you can upgrade your legendary items to item level 1000 by completing another collection quest and all legendary items obtained from now on will drop at item level 1000.



Unlock Schedule
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
  • November 28: Normal and Heroic difficulties
  • December 5: Mythic difficulty and Raid Finder wing 1
  • December 19: Raid Finder wing 2
  • January 2: Raid Finder wing 3
  • January 16: Raid Finder wing 4

Tier 21 Armor Sets
Tier 21 armor sets drop from bosses in Antorus, the Burning Throne.

World of Warcraft Tier 21 Armor Sets


AskMrRobot - Pantheon Trinkets
Our friends at AskMrRobot have a nice explanation of how the Pantheon trinkets (Path of the Titan) will work!



Raidbots Updates
Our friends over at Raidbots have updated their cloud based SimulationCraft tool for Antorus.



WoWDB Addon Data Collection
Quickly populating the database with new additions is done with the help of many players. The more people that contribute data, the more accurate and quickly we can update the database.

To help out, just click here if you have the Twitch Desktop App already installed.

When you are playing the addon will gather data and save it. When you are done playing, Twitch will see the game close and upload the collected data from the addon.

by Published on 2017-11-26 11:05 PM

Battle for Azeroth - Allied Races In Depth Preview

In Battle for Azeroth, the Horde and Alliance will each receive three new playable races.


Alliance
  • Dark Iron Dwarves
  • Lightforged Draenei
  • Void Elves



Horde
  • Zandalari Trolls
  • The Nightborne
  • Highmountain Tauren



Why are They Different?
While the basic skeleton model for each of these races resemble existing ones, each race will have unique customizations and racials.


More in the Future
While there are only 6 Allied Races to start, there are more planned in the future.


How to Unlock
Allied Races are unlocked via preliminary requirements that lead to a quest chain done on your main character to bring the race into your faction. Once completed, the Allied Race will be available in the character creation options account-wide. Preliminary requirements can include becoming exalted with the Allied Race’s faction from previous expansions such as Highmountain or the Nightborne.


What Level/Where do They Start At?
Allied Races begin their journey at level 20. The current plan is for them to start in the main hub of their respective faction (Orgrimmar and Stormwind) and level wherever they see fit within the new old world scaling technology.


Level Boost/Race Change
You are able to level boost and race change to an Allied Race once it is unlocked on your account.


Heritage Armor

After you unlock an Allied Race, leveling one to level cap will unlock a race restricted armor transmog unique to that race. This must be done by actually leveling and not through level boosting or race changing. These transmogs are armor agnostic, meaning they can be transmogged on any type of armor.


Faction Embassies
In the BlizzCon demo, Stormwind and Orgrimmar each had a new building that served as a hub for recruiting their Allied Races. The quests to unlock each race was given out in a manner similar to your artifact weapon acquisition.


Alliance Races

Alliance players will have access to the Dark Iron Dwarves, Lightforged Draenei, and Void Elves.

Dark Iron Dwarves: Led by Magni Bronzebeard’s daughter Moira Thauissan, the Dark Iron Dwarves are known for their dark skin and fiery features. The clan has resided mostly in the Blackrock Mountains until the death of their previous ruler, Dagran Thaurissan.Their relationship with the Alliance has been rocky at best, but with Moira joining Ironforge’s Council of Three Hammers, the Dark Iron Clan is slowly finding a place within its ranks.


  • Racials
    • Unknown
  • Class Options
    • Paladin
    • Rest Unknown
  • Miscellaneous
    • Allowing Death Knights as an option is under consideration


Lightforged Draenei: These Draenei have fought the Burning Legion across the cosmos for a millenia. Infused with the Light by a Naaru ritual, this faction of Draenei joined the Army of the Light and helped vanquish the Legion on Argus. With their main purpose fulfilled, the Lightforged Draenei have joined their brethren in the Alliance to counter Horde aggression.


  • Racials
    • Light's Judgement - Call down a strike of Holy energy dealing 5,150 Holy damage to enemies within 5 yards after 3 sec. 40 yd range, 2.5 min cooldown.
    • Forge of Light - Summon a forge of light, enabling Blacksmithing. Blacksmithing skill increased by 10.
    • Demonbane - Experience gains from killing beasts increased by 20%.
    • Holy Resistance - Reduce Holy damage taken by 1%.
    • Final Verdict - When you die the Light avenges you, dealing 1,162 Holy damage to enemies within 8 yards and healing allies for 1,383.
  • Class Options
    • Hunter, Mage, Paladin, Priest, Warrior
  • Miscellaneous
    • Customization options include light themed tattoos


Void Elves: During the final push against the Legion on Argus, Alleria Windrunner learned to harness the void without falling to madness by her mentor The Locus-Walker. The Void has a reputation for corrupting those who use it, but Alleria has since managed to train a group of outcasted Blood Elves to resist it as well. She and her followers have joined her husband to fight for the Alliance.


  • Racials
    • A small blink
    • Rest Unknown
  • Class Options
    • Hunter, Mage, Monk, Priest, Warrior, Rogue, Warlock
  • Miscellaneous
    • Switch between a void form and a less shadowy form similar to Worgen


Horde Races

Horde players will have access to the Zandalari Trolls, Nightborne, and Highmountain Tauren.

Zandalari Trolls: These trolls are the original trolls of Azeroth residing on the continent of Zandalar. They have a rich history and a proud heritage. Zandalari society worships Loa, animal gods and protectors. They also have a bond with the many dinosaur species found on the planet. The Horde are seeking to gain the trust of this tall-standing race to counter Alliance aggression.


  • Racials
    • Unknown
  • Class Options
    • Druid, Unknown
  • Miscellaneous
    • Druid travel form is a raptor


The Nightborne: Thalyssra and the Nightborne managed to quell their addiction to the Nightwell that had plagued them inside their protective barrier in Suramar for over 10,000 years. When the Legion came, the leaders of their race made a pact that created civil war. Now liberated, the Nightborne have found common ground with the Horde and plan to fight for them.


  • Racials
    • Unknown
  • Class Options
    • Hunter, Mage, Monk, Priest, Rogue, Warlock, Warrior


Highmountain Tauren: Bestowed with moose horns by their ancestor Huln, the Highmountain Tauren tribes have united together after pushing the Legion out of their lands. With the threat gone, these Tauren have decided to ally with the horde and the rest of their kind to fight the Alliance.


  • Racials
    • Rugged Tenacity - Reduces damage taken by 330
    • Pride of Ironhorn - Mining skill increased by 15 and allows you to mine faster
    • Mountaineer - Increases your Versatility by 1%.
    • Bull Rush - Charges forward for 1 sec, knocking enemies down for 1.5 sec. 2 minute cooldown.
    • Waste Not, Want Not - You have a chance to loot additional meat and fish
  • Class Options
    • Druid, Hunter, Monk, Shaman, Warrior
by Published on 2017-11-24 10:13 AM

Warforged Nightmare Giveaway
Thanksgiving just ended and we are thankful for you! We are giving away some Warforged Nightmare mounts to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Using the item that comes in the mail will give you the Nightmarish Hitching Post, which can be used to gain a buff that makes all of your mounts look like the Warforged Nightmare for the next 20 minutes.

  • The giveaway is for 10 x Warforged Nightmare mounts.
  • To enter the giveaway, just reply to this post with what you are thankful for! Make sure to mention if you play on US or EU servers in your reply.
  • The giveaway will be closed on Monday November 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST and winners will be chosen randomly.
  • Winners will be contacted by PM on the site. There is no email alert by default, you will need to log in and check your PMs.
  • A note will be added to the front page of the site when winners have been contacted.





Black Friday Sale List
We put together a thread with some of the better Black Friday computer component sales which will be updated until the end of Cyber Monday, so if you are looking to grab some more parts or a new monitor, take a look!

by Published on 2017-11-23 01:18 PM

The Most Popular Season 12 Builds So Far

New Paladin Card Reveal: Fluffy Genie

Antorus - Aggramar
Today we are looking at Aggramar, the penultimate boss in Antorus, the Burning Throne.




Name Points
Don't Sweat the Technique Defeat Aggramar after slaying a Manifestation of Taeshalach in Antorus, the Burning Throne on Normal difficulty or higher.
10
Mythic: Aggramar Defeat Aggramar in Antorus, the Burning Throne on Mythic difficulty.
10


Shadows of Argus Art Contest Winners
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
After careful deliberation and debate, we were able to sift through the amazing submissions by talented World of Warcraft community members and identify three (3) Grand Prize Winners and ten (10) runners-up in the Shadows of Argus Art Contest.

Grand Prize Winners


Tina Wei


Tim Guo


Alejandro Reynal

Runners-Up


Congratulations go out to all the winners! Your talent shines even among the shadows.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Once antorus releases, will mythic+ gear still be capped at +10? or will it be changed to +15 again?
The ceiling on Mythic Keystone rewards will go up to 15 the week of Dec. 5, when the Mythic difficulty of Antorus opens. If you did a Mythic Keystone 11-15 the prior week, that effort will be reflected in your weekly chest on Dec. 5. (WarcraftDevs)

What is the current year lore wise in WoW? I'm saying 33, my friends are saying 38. Which of us is right?
I believe we'd be going into 33 with BFA (Alex_Afrasiabi)

Hey Alex! May daily question in hopes that you'll respond: Will the Ebon Blade continue to create new death knights in BFA?
DK creation exists in a pocket of time (Wrath) which is why you start at 55 and also why we have to be careful about what races can be DK. So DK creation will continue to exist in that fashion. (Alex_Afrasiabi)
Sorry for the many replies, but here is the quest: https://t.co/yokb4XF3Vs - notice what he says upon completion
It doesn’t change how death knights are created in WoW. Which is back during the Wrath era. They are not mutually exclusive. (Alex_Afrasiabi)

Dark Legacy Comics #608
DLC #608 has been released!



This Week in WoW History
We're taking a look back at old MMO-Champion posts and World of Warcraft news that occurred during this time in previous years.

Patch 4.0.3a Live
This preparation patch to the Cataclysm brought many changes to Azeroth to make the transition into the new expansion smoother. New loading screens, intro cinematic, login screen, and music were added. Some major changes, such as the Shattering, which is a revamp of most leveling zones was introduced, along with a few new Quartermasters, and the updated Race-Class combination system.


Chuck Norris is a Hunter
“There are 10 million players in the World of Warcraft, because Chuck Norries allows them to live.” The newest TV Ad for WoW featured Chuck Norris playing a Human Hunter and using some very interesting new animations that were not seen before. Some of these were later implemented as the Flying Serpent Kick and Spinning Crane Kick for the new Monk class.


Patch 5.1 Live
This was the first content patch of Mists of Pandaria, bringing Upgradable items with tooltip support, new Reputation gear, and the Operation: Shieldwall quest for both factions. Perhaps one of the most exciting change was the addition of Grand Commendation items for all MoP factions. These items were purchasable when reaching Revered with a certain faction, and they increased Reputation gain by 100% for all characters on the account.


WoW’s 10th Anniversary Events
The 10th Anniversary event featured two of the most loved pieces of content from Vanilla. Players who wanted to revisit or perhaps kill Ragnaros for the first time now had the chance through the limited time Molten Core Raid Finder event. Finishing the raid rewarded players with a special helm, the new Corehound Mount, a Molten Corgi, and a special weapon enchantment transmog. The famous Hillsbrad world PvP zone was also introduced as a special “Southshore vs. Tarren Mil” battleground for a limited time. This event was also added in Legion as a PvP brawl.


Legion Alpha
The Legion Alpha showcased a few of the new features coming in the expansion. The Demon Hunter starting zone with the questline to escape Mardum was available, along with the new DH character creation and customization process. Artifact Weapon models for most of the classes, and the Wardrobe were also found in this early version of the patch.


Bad Luck Protection
The acquisition of legendary items was shrouded in mystery for the first part of the expansion. After players started getting 4 legendaries they noticed that it was very difficult to acquire the 5th. This was due to the bad luck protection being capped at 4 items, thus mostly benefitting unlucky players. This soft cap made it very difficult to get legendaries for different specs, or if a player was unlucky with the first few legendaries they got, then it was very difficult to get the better ones. The response to this was the removal of soft cap, allowing bad luck protection to benefit all players.


Trial of Valor Drama
Helya was the most difficult boss in the expansion up to that point, but she went live with a game-breaking bug which was abused by a few of the top guilds. Phase 3 of the encounter was considered the most difficult part, during which it was found that allowing the tank to die to the first cast of breath would prevent her from casting it for the remainder of the fight. This bug was abused by Exorsus, From Scratch, and Limit, all of whom got banned for a few days and had their kills taken away.


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