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by Published on 2019-09-11 09:12 PM

WoW Classic - Hotfix for Demoralizing Shout/Roar Threat
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
We have identified a fix for an issue that was causing Demoralizing Shout/Roar to generate too much threat when applied to multiple enemies. In addition, we’ve also identified a fix for a separate issue that was causing Battle Shout and most healing spells, effects, and buffs to incorrectly split the threat they generate between enemies that had members of the buffed party on their threat list.

Hotfixes for these issues are going to be deployed very soon, at which time all of these effects will match their functionality in the 1.12 reference client.
Published on 2019-09-10 11:27 PM

Free Character Moves Starting Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. PDT
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Starting at 11:00 a.m. PDT (2:00 p.m. EDT) on Wednesday, Sept. 11, we will open the following free character moves to offer you a way to move your characters from the most high-population realms that have extended queues:

From -> To
  • Benediction -> Heartseeker
  • Bigglesworth -> Anathema
  • Blaumeux -> Anathema
  • Faerlina -> Heartseeker
  • Fairbanks -> Arcanite Reaper
  • Grobbulus -> Deviate Delight
  • Herod -> Earthfury
  • Incendius -> Heartseeker
  • Kirtonos -> Earthfury
  • Kromcrush -> Earthfury
  • Mankrik -> Windseeker
  • Pagle -> Windseeker
  • Rattlegore -> Anathema
  • Skeram -> Earthfury
  • Stalagg -> Heartseeker
  • Sulfuras -> Heartseeker
  • Thalnos -> Earthfury
  • Thunderfury -> Arcanite Reaper
  • Westfall -> Windseeker
  • Whitemane -> Arcanite Reaper

We expect these free character moves to remain open until 11:00 a.m. PDT (2:00 a.m. EDT) on Monday, September 16. Please note that restrictions apply:

  • A character cannot move if the character:
    • is a guild leader.
    • has active auction listings or bids.
    • has mail.
  • You may be required to change your character’s name once you’ve reached the destination realm.
  • You cannot move a character to a PvP realm where you already have a character belonging to the opposing faction.
  • This is a one-way, irreversible move. Blizzard Customer Support cannot monitor or modify a free character move.

During periods of high usage, free character moves may take up to several hours to complete. This service may be closed at any time, without warning, should a destination realm become full. We strongly encourage players who wish to use this service, especially in coordinated groups, to do so as soon as possible.

Thank you!
by Published on 2019-09-10 08:40 PM

Recruit A Friend Returns - Blizzard Preview

Patch 8.2 Hotfixes - September 10th, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
  • [Live with restarts in each region] Hall of Fame: Queen Azshara (Horde) is no longer available to Horde player-characters in North America as their Hall of Fame for defeating Queen Azshara is now full.

Dungeons and Raids
  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Lady Ashvane
      • Reduced Lady Ashvane's health by 5% in Mythic difficulty.
    • The Queen's Court
      • Fixed a bug where Suffering would apply even when the damage to the player was fully absorbed.
    • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
      • Queen's Decree no longer applies to targets that are high above or below the Emissary in Dungeons such as Tol Dagor.

Followers and NPCs
  • Unshackled Mercenaries and Ankoan Tidehunters should now benefit from working with champions and equipment that benefit melee troops.

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Resolved an issue that caused Well of Existence (Essence) to be affected by healing reduction effects more than intended.
  • Zoatroid Egg Sac will now proc from periodic single target heals in addition to the initial cast.
  • The absorb on Zoatroid Egg Sac has been increased by 25%.

Harvest Festival Live Through September 17th
The Harvest Festival is now live until Septmber 17th on both retail and classic WoW. This quest is fairly easy (using an item at each fallen idol's resting place) and rewards a whopping 6600 experience in classic so it's a good one to do before it ends!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The yearly Harvest Festival is now underway in Azeroth. This is a solemn time when the Alliance honors Uther the Lightbringer by lighting a candle at his tomb in the Western Plaguelands, while members of the Horde show their respect to Grommash Hellscream by leaving a bottle of spirits at the base of the Hellscream Memorial in Demon Fall Canyon in Ashenvale.

When: September 10-17
Where: Outside Ironforge and Orgrimmar

Commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives to help friends and allies. Feasts are also held outside Ironforge and Orgrimmar in honor of these fallen heroes.

Weekly Bonus Event - Arena Skirmishes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Sharpen your swords and reinforce your boards, because you’re called to the PvP Arena for the hectic mayhem of Skirmishes.

This Week: Arena Skirmishes
All week, from anywhere in Azeroth, open the Group Finder (default hotkey: i), select the Player vs. Player tab on the bottom of the window, and then under Casual, choose Arena Skirmish and JOIN BATTLE. You’ll be matched up with teammates and provided with opponents to kill in the Arena. You can also queue for a Premade group or create your own group within the Premade tab.

Look for the following all week long:

  • Chronicler Shoopa in Zuldazar and in Boralus has a quest for you–The Arena Calls. Or, if you forget to pick it up there, you can start it from within the Adventure Journal.
    • Quest requirement: Win 10 Arena PvP Skirmishes
    • Reward: A PvP loot box
  • Passive buff: +50% honor gains from Skirmishes

If you’ve been looking to make some Honor gains, this is the week to do it!

Island Expeditions for Week of September 10th, 2019
The islands expeditions for the week are

  • Crestfall with Orc Clans
  • Molten Cay with Yaungol
  • Snowblossom Village with Mantid
by Published on 2019-09-09 02:07 PM

New World of Warcraft PTR Background Art
The Blizzard Launcher has updated with a new background art for the PTR section. This new art is also featured for World of Warcraft at the official Blizzard shop!

Hearthstone - Tombs of Terror September 17th Launch Details
Earlier last week Blizzard revealed some more information on Hearthstone's Tombs of Terror adventure coming on September 17th. Head over to Hearthpwn to get more information!

Overwatch Coming to Switch
Late last week, Blizzard revealed that Overwatch will be coming to the Nintendo Switch on October 15th!

Dark Legacy Comics #694
DLC #694 has been released!

Published on 2019-09-08 05:07 AM

New Increasing Cooldown for Changing Layers
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
'We recently developed a hotfix that restricts frequent layer-hopping, without impacting those who simply wish to play with their friends. Following realm restarts earlier today, this hotfix is now live in all realms in the Americas and Oceania region.

Now, each time a player moves to a new layer, there will be an increasing amount of time before that player can move to another layer. If a player moves between layers multiple times over a short timeframe, the cooldown can increase to a duration of several minutes (or longer) before they can change layers again. The cooldown will then decrease over time for players who don’t change layers.

This hotfix will become active in other regions following their next realm restarts.

Thank you!

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