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by Published on 2018-05-01 06:14 PM

Children's Week 2018
This year, Children's Week will run from April 30th through May 7th. During this time, players can adopt orphans from capital cities and show them around the world to be rewarded with up to 10 holiday pets.



Adopt an Orphan or Three
There are several orphans both Horde and Alliance players can adopt during Children's Week, each with individual quests lines to complete. Each quest line has several pets for you to choose from as a reward. Iif you already have all the pets, the Pet Care Package is an alternative reward which contains a variety of pet items.

Horde Orphans
You can adopt the Orcish orphan Grunth from Orphan Matron Battlewail in Orgrimmar and the Blood Elf orphan Salandria from Orphan Matron Mercy in Shattrath City. You can adopt both orphans at the same time and complete their quest simultaneously.

Orcish Orphan - Grunth
In order to pick up Children's Week from Orphan Matron Battlewail in Orgrimmar, you must be level 10 or above. Summon your orphan using the Orcish Orphan Whistle and complete the quest.


Three quests become available once you turn in Children's Week:

Once you complete these three quests, two more quests become available:

Once you complete these two quests, the final quest becomes available:

As a reward, you will be given a choice between a Pet Care Package, Curmudgeon's Payoff, or one of these pets:



Blood Elf Orphan - Salandria
In order to pick up Children's Week from Orphan Matron Mercy in Shattrath City, you must be level 60 or above. Summon your orphan using the Blood Elf Orphan Whistle and complete the quest.


Three quests become available once you turn in Children's Week:

Once you complete these three quests, two more quests become available:

Once you complete these two quests, the final quest becomes available:

As a reward, you will be given a choice between a Pet Care Package or one of the following pets:






Alliance Orphans
You can adopt the Human orphan Randis from Orphan Matron Nightgale in Stormwind City and the Draenei orphan Dornaa from Orphan Matron Mercy in Shattrath City. You can adopt both orphans at the same time and complete their quest simultaneously.

Human Orphan - Randis
In order to pick up Children's Week from Orphan Matron Nightgale in Stormwind City, you must be level 10 or above. Summon your orphan using the Human Orphan Whistle and complete the quest.


Three quests become available once you turn in Children's Week:

Once you complete these three quests, two more quests become available:

Once you complete these two quests, the final quest becomes available:

As a reward, you will be given a choice between a Pet Care Package, Curmudgeon's Payoff or one of these pets:




Draenei Orphan - Dornaa
In order to pick up Children's Week from Orphan Matron Mercy in Shattrath City, you must be level 60 or above. Summon your orphan using the Draenei Orphan Whistle and complete the quest.


Three quests become available once you turn in Children's Week:

Once you complete these three quests, three more quests become available:

Once you complete these two quests, the final quest becomes available:

As a reward, you will be given a choice between a Pet Care Package or one of the following pets:






Neutral Orphans
Horde and Alliance players can choose either the Oracle orphan Roo or the Wolvar Orphan Kekek from Orphan Matron Aria in Dalaran (Northrend). You can only choose one orphan per character, so if you want both pets in the same year you can do so with an alt. In order to pick up these quests you must be level 70 or above.


Oracle Orphan - Roo
Talk to Orphan Matron Aria and choose Little Orphan Roo Of The Oracles to receive the Oracle Orphan Whistle. Summon your orphan and you will be offered these quests.


Once you complete these quest, the final quest becomes available:

The first time you complete this quest on a character, you will be rewarded with the Curious Oracle Hatchling. If you complete it again on the same character, you will be able to choose between a Pet Care Package or a Curmudgeon's Payoff.


Wolvar Orphan - Kekek
Talk to Orphan Matron Aria and choose Little Orphan Kekek Of The Wolvar to receive the Wolvar Orphan Whistle. Summon your orphan and you will be offered these quests.


Once you complete these quest, the final quest becomes available:

The first time you complete this quest on a character, you will be rewarded with the Curious Wolvar Pup. If you complete it again on the same character, you will be able to choose between a Pet Care Package or a Curmudgeon's Payoff.




Toys
Two toys are available from Blax Bottlerocket in Orgrimmar and Craggle Wobbletop in Stormwind City only during Children's Week. You can only use these toys during the holiday as well.





Achievements
Complete the following achievements to complete For The Children which awards you with the title 'Matron' or 'Patron' depending on your character's gender. For The Children is also required for What a Long Strange Trip It's Been that rewards the Reins of the Violet Proto-Drake, so be sure not to skip out if you're going for the mount!


The only achievement that is not part of the meta is Veteran Nanny.
by Published on 2018-05-01 03:44 PM

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World Boss - Humongris
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PvP Brawl - Warsong Scramble
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Every other week a new PvP Brawl will be available to players looking for something just a little different. Each Brawl will offer a variety of modes, rules, and scenic changes to the usual Battleground gameplay, and you’ll find them in the Group Finder tool (hotkey “I”) in the Player vs. Player tab. Just like Random Battlegrounds, you’ll receive a reward for achieving victory.

Warsong Scramble – Capture the Flag
Do you have a flag? Warsong Gulch has always been the scene of an epic Capture the Flag battle, but what happens when you can capture your enemy’s flag without your own at base? Find out when you step into this PvP Brawl! We’ve also added a few more power-ups to the field of battle to stir things up a bit. To win, your team will need to be the first to capture 5 flags.

by Published on 2018-05-01 04:14 AM

Battle for Azeroth Alpha - Build 26522

Warmode and the Future of wPvP - Incentives
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We hope to have War Mode up very soon for everyone to try out. Until then, I’ll outline a few details:

Honor Talents enabled
As mentioned by Ion and others, Honor Talents are on permanently while War Mode is enabled in the outdoor world. This was the case in Legion as well, but they would only enable when you got into “PvP combat” causing them to enable and disable while playing which ended up feeling a bit “janky.” Players may also find some added benefit with Honor Talents against normal PvE creatures as well, which is designed to be part of a “package of bonuses” to offset the inherit lost efficiency of World PvP.

Gear scaling
In order to create a fair fights and good gameplay, our goal is to limit the extremes in power between players in War Mode that come from gear and level. We want you to have an advantage if your gear is better, but within reason. The experience should be something similar to Unrated Battlegrounds in Legion (but without the stat templates). Keep in mind this is scaling only in PvP combat, so your power against creatures in the world will remain the same as it would be with War Mode disabled.

Conquest and World PvP
In Battle for Azeroth you’ll earn conquest for doing PvP activities similar to how it was gained in the past: Rated Arena and Rated Battlegrounds as well as some light conquest from Unrated Battlegrounds. But what’s new is earning conquest from doing World PvP activities. This gives you an additional source when filling up that “conquest bar” for your weekly conquest item.

Bounty Hunting
How do you earn conquest in World PvP? One source is from killing other players, of course. But the more of the opposing faction you slay, the higher chance they will put a bounty on your head. When a bounty is put on you, it will be announced to all opposing players in the zone and you will appear on the main map for a reward. Good luck!

And more...
While we have one or two other content features in War Mode we’ll share later on, one of our goals is to keep it minimal. As you point out Ion saying, we want to create a foundation first which we can hopefully build upon (with your feedback!) in the future.
by Published on 2018-04-30 09:03 PM

Battle for Azeroth Alpha - Build 26522
A new build is on the way!

  • A Kakapo model was added!
  • Horde, Alliance, and Pirate crab models were added.
  • Kul Tiran Druid travel form was added.
  • World Quest unlock achievements were added
  • Several new mount items were added.
  • Berserking now increases your haste by 20% for 12 sec, up from 15% for 10 sec.

New Models










New Loading Screens



New Icons













New Items
Tons of new items were added in this build, see the WoWDB Beta site for the full list.

Level Type Slot Name
25Druid Glyph Glyph of the Dolphin
25Druid Glyph Glyph of the Tideskipper
25Druid Glyph Glyph of the Humble Flyer
1Other A Tiny Voodoo Mask
1Other A Tiny Diving Helmet
1Other Gem of Acquiescence
120Mount Reins of the Dusky Waycrest Gryphon
120Mount Reins of the Stormsong Coastwatcher
120Mount Reins of the Waycrest Smoky Black Charger
120Mount Reins of the Pearl Admiralty Stallion
120Mount Reins of the Storm's Wake Dapple Gray
120Mount Reins of the Proodmoore Sea Scout
120Mount Reins of the Armored Ebony Pterrordax
120Mount Reins of the Armored Cobalt Pterrordax
120Mount Reins of the Armored Orange Pterrordax
120Mount Reins of the Armored Albino Pterrordax
120Mount Reins of the Alabaster Hyena
120Mount Reins of the Expedition Bloodswarmer
120Mount Nazjatar Blood Serpent
280Fist WeaponOne Hand Mechano-Cat Claw
120BagBag Admiralty Marine's Duffel
120BagBag Pack of Many Pockets
120Food & Drink Valley Truffle
120Food & Drink Violet Truffle
120Food & Drink Magic Truffle
1Other Makeshift Azerite Detector
1Other Rough-hooked Tidespray Linen
1Other Storm Silver Spurs
1Other Disenchanting Rod
1Other Monelite Fish Finder
1Other Kaleidoscopic Lens
1Other Potion of Herb Tracking
1Other Crimson Ink Well
1Other Magnetic Mining Pick
1Other Tempest Hide Pouch
1Other Potion of Combat Acumen
1Other Potion of Restoration
1Other Potion of Restoration


Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Battle for Azeroth
Quests

Battle for Azeroth Dungeon
Dungeons & Raids
  • Alchemical Romance Destroy three Deathtouched Slavers's corpses using a single Alchemical Fire, then defeat Gorak Tul in Waycrest Manor on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • Breath of the Shrine (New) Light the ceremonial fires within the temple using the Shrine's Breath in Shrine of the Storm on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • Losing My Profession Find and kill all of the dungeon creatures listed below in Waycrest Manor on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • Not a Fun Guy Defeat Musashitake, then defeat Sporecaller Zancha in The Underrot on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • Pecking Order Serve Sharkbait his favorite meal in Freehold on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • Run Wild like a Man On Fire Defeat the Soulbound Goliath without it gaining 12 stacks of Soul Harvest. 10 points. in Waycrest Manor on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • The Void Lies Sleeping (New) Defeat Lord Stormsong without coming into contact with any Awoken Void in Shrine of the Storm on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • Trust No One (New) Defeat Vol'zith the Whisperer while all party members are afflicted with Maddening Dreams in Shrine of the Storm on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.

Island Expeditions
Expansion Features

Legion
Quests

World
Player vs. Player



Spell Changes
There is a giant list of spell changes in this build, so we've put them in a dedicated post.



New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BONUS_BUTTON_RANDOM_LARGE_BG_DESC - Compete against the enemy faction in a random large battleground. scale battleground.
  • BONUS_BUTTON_RANDOM_LARGE_BG_TITLE - Random Large Battleground Random Epic Battleground
  • BOOST2_MONKWIND_VIVIFY (New) - Use |cFFFFFFFFVivify|r to heal yourself.
  • CAMPAIGN_AVAILABLE_QUESTLINE - Continue the campaign with %s in %s. by accepting the quest "%s" in %s.
  • CURRENTLY_SELECTED_AZERITE_POWERS (New) - Selected Azerite Powers:
  • ERR_INVALID_FOLLOW_PVP_COMBAT (New) - You can't follow units while engaged in PVP.
  • ERR_INVALID_FOLLOW_TARGET_PVP_COMBAT (New) - You can't follow units engaged in PVP.
  • ERR_NO_POISON_ACTIVE (New) - You do not have Deadly Poison or Wound Poison active.
  • GUILD_CONTROL_BUTTON_TEXT (New) - Guild Settings
  • GUILD_INFO_TITLE (New) - Info
  • GUILD_NEWS_TITLE (New) - Guild News
  • GUILD_RECRUITMENT (New) - Recruitment
  • ISLANDS_HEADER (New) - Islands
  • NAZMIR_RAID_ZUL_CRAWG_ENERGY (New) - Engorgement
  • OPTION_TOOLTIP_RESOLUTION - Higher resolution will result in increased clarity, but this greatly affects performance. Choose a resolution that matches the aspect ratio of your monitor. Sets the size of the game window in windowed mode.
  • RANDOM_LARGE_BATTLEGROUND - Random Large Battleground Random Epic Battleground
  • REQUIRES_OR_SPECIALIZATIONS (New) - Requires %s or %s specialization.
  • REQUIRES_SPECIALIZATION (New) - Requires %s specialization.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_371 (New) - The target has no Festering Wounds.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_372 (New) - You do not have Deadly Poison or Wound Poison active.
  • VOICE_CHAT_CHANNEL_ACTIVE_TOOLTIP (New) - [%s] voice chat is active
  • VOICE_CHAT_CHANNEL_ACTIVE_TOOLTIP_INSTRUCTIONS (New) -
  • VOICE_CHAT_CHANNEL_INACTIVE_TOOLTIP (New) - [%s] voice chat is not active
  • VOICE_CHAT_CHANNEL_INACTIVE_TOOLTIP_INSTRUCTIONS (New) -
  • WAR_FOLLOWERS - War Commanders Champions and Troops
  • WAR_MISSIONS - War Missions
  • WAR_MODE_BONUS_PERCENTAGE (New) - |cff1eff00+10% War Mode Bonus|r
  • WAR_MODE_BONUS_PERCENTAGE_XP (New) - |cff1eff00+15% War Mode Bonus|r
  • WINDOW_SIZE (New) - Window Size
  • WINDOW_SIZE_LABEL (New) - Window Size
  • WORLD_MAP_TUTORIAL2 - Your quests will be listed here based on the Current Map.\n\nYou can also right-click to zoom out (even when viewing quest details). Map.



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Archaeology Projects
Drust
  • Dance of the Dead - When the Drust wished to enchant the minds of their enemies, or prey, they would often do so subtly by leaving small tokens around their targets. Curious objects, when focused on by the holder, would summon a haunting vision of a dancing spectre. This spectre would entrance all who watched it, rendering them docile and easy to dispatch. Rare. 150 fragments. 2 sockets. 3 sockets.
  • Fetish of the Tormented Mind - Used to inflict doubt in the enemies of the Drust, this fetish was paramount for twisting the minds of their enemies, causing doubt to grow like a weed within the target, encroaching brighter thoughts. Those afflicted would question their motivations, their ideals, or their courage and would often find themselves at the end of a Drust blade before finally rediscovering their resolve. Rare. 200 fragments. 4 sockets.
  • Restored Revenant - As the Drust became more skilled at trapping souls within objects, so did they become more adept at creating constructs of death in which to trap the souls. Revenants are amongst the fiercest of these creatures. Stripped of memory and any semblance of self, Their bodies constructed from pieces that can no longer decompose, these creatures never tire and will hunt their prey for all eternity Rare. 185 fragments. 3 sockets.
  • Ritual Fetish - When the Drust were first learning to attach souls into constructs, they used the bones of their dead as hosts. Once the ritual was complete, these fetishes were said to glow with an eerie blue glow, presumably with emanate an eerie blue light, presumably the essence of the soul's power made manifest. Common. 35 fragments. 1 sockets.
  • Soul Coffer - When a soul is called from the afterlife, it is free to roam the material realm if it is not restrained within moments of its arrival. The Drust created prisons for these souls for later use in their dark rituals, during which time the soul would suffer within, becoming Thros, and become a twisted version of what it once had been. Common. 70 fragments. 2 sockets.

Zandalari
  • Croak Crock - During times of war, the Zandalari faced off against many powerful foes. Some, even, that they could not break. Their witchdoctors devised these cursed pots and through the use of powerful magic, summoned them at different locations within the enemy's encampment. Shortly after, a fountain of frogs would spring forth, causing a ruckus and confusing the enemy in the process. Little did they know that these frogs carried a plague with them that would quickly devastate their ranks and force them to retreat or surrender. Rare. 150 fragments. 2 sockets. 3 sockets.

Battle Masters
  • All Arenas - Stocked House - Name changed from "All Arenas" to "All Arenas - Stocked House". Brawl. Level: 120. Players: 1-3. Rated players: 3. Map: The Tiger's Peak. : 3. Rated players: 3. Maps: Ashamane's Fall, Black Rook Hold Arena, Blade's Edge Arena, Dalaran Sewers, Nagrand Arena, Ruins of Lordaeron, The Tiger's Peak, Tol'Viron Arena.
  • Ashamane's Fall (New) - Level: 120. Players: 1-3. Rated players: 3. Map: Ashamane's Fall.
  • Black Rook Hold Arena (New) - Level: 120. Players: 1-3. Rated players: 3. Map: Black Rook Hold Arena.
  • Blackrock - Name changed from "Stocked House" to "Blackrock". Brawl. Level: 110-120. Players: 2. Map: The Tiger's Peak. Battle for Blackrock Mountain.
  • Blade's Edge (New) - Level: 120. Players: 1-3. Rated players: 3. Map: Blade's Edge Arena.
  • Blade's Edge Arena (New) - Level: 120. Players: 1-3. Rated players: 5. Map: Blade's Edge Arena.
  • Brawl 11 - Brawl. Level: 110-120. Players: 4-6. Rated players: 6. Maps: Seething Shore, Silvershard Mines, Temple of Kotmogu, Warsong Gulch.
  • Dalaran Sewers (New) - Level: 120. Players: 1-3. Rated players: 3. Map: Dalaran Sewers.
  • Nagrand Arena (New) - Level: 120. Players: 1-3. Rated players: 3. Map: Nagrand Arena.
  • Random Epic Battleground - Name changed from "Random Large Battleground" to "Random Epic Battleground".
  • Rated Battleground - Level: 120. Players: 5-10. Rated players: 10. Maps: Arathi Basin, Deepwind Gorge, Rated Eye of the Storm, Seething Shore, Silvershard Mines, Temple of Kotmogu, The Battle for Gilneas, Twin Peaks, Warsong Gulch.
  • Rated Battleground - Level: 100. Players: 4-6. Rated players: 6. Maps: Seething Shore: Silvershard Mines, Temple of Kotmogu, Twin Peaks, Warsong Gulch.
  • Ruins of Lordaeron (New) - Level: 120. Players: 1-3. Rated players: 3. Map: Ruins of Lordaeron.
  • Tol'Viron Arena (New) - Level: 120. Players: 1-3. Rated players: 3. Map: Tol'Viron Arena.

Currency Types
Battle for Azeroth
  • War Resources - Name changed from "Campaign Resources" to "War Resources". Used to recruit troops, run missions, and research upgrades for your war effort.

Hidden
  • 7th Legion - Name changed from "Alliance War Effort" to "7th Legion". Grants reputation with the Alliance War Effort. 7th Legion.
  • Honorbound - Name changed from "Horde War Effort" to "Honorbound". Grants reputation with the Horde War Effort. Honorbound.

Player vs. Player
  • Conquest Points (New) - Earned from PvP activities.

Flight Masters
Kul Tiras

Zandalar
  • Deadwood Cove, Vol'dun - Name changed from "Arid Basin Camp, Vol'dun" to "Deadwood Cove, Vol'dun". Alliance only. Mount: NPC #31315. NPC #28625.
  • Forlorn Ruins, Nazmir - Name changed from "Forlorn Ruins, Nazmir (Horde)" to "Forlorn Ruins, Nazmir".
  • Gloom Hollow, Nazmir - Name changed from "Gloom Hollow, Nazmir (Horde)" to "Gloom Hollow, Nazmir".
  • Isle of Fangs, Zuldazar (New) - Horde only. Mount: NPC #140642.
  • Tusk Isle, Zuldazar (New) - Horde only. Mount: NPC #140646.
  • Zo'bal Ruins, Nazmir - Name changed from "Zo'bal Ruins, Nazmir (Horde)" to "Zo'bal Ruins, Nazmir".
  • Zul'jan, Nazmir - Name changed from "Zul'jan, Nazmir (Horde)" to "Zul'jan, Nazmir".

Holidays
  • PvP Brawl: Stocked House - Name changed from "PvP Brawl: Warsong Scramble" to "PvP Brawl: Stocked House".

LFG Dungeons
Dungeons
  • Kings' Rest (New) - Map: Kings' Rest. Level 121. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • Kings' Rest (New) - Map: Kings' Rest. Level 121. Suggested level: 120. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • Random Island Expeditions Heroic - Head out for adventure on an Island Expedition! Level 110 120+. Suggested level: 120. Roles: 3 damage.
  • Random Island Expeditions Mythic - Head out for adventure on an Island Expedition! Level 110 120+. Suggested level: 120. Roles: 3 damage.
  • Random Island Expeditions PvP - Head out for adventure on an Island Expedition! Level 110 120+. Suggested level: 120. Roles: 3 damage.
  • Siege of Boralus - Map: Siege of Boralus. Level 120 121. Suggested level: 120. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • Siege of Boralus - Map: Siege of Boralus. Level 120 121. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • The MOTHERLODE!! - Horde only. Map: The Motherlode. Level 108 115+. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • Tol Dagor - Alliance only. Map: Tol Dagor. Level 108 115+. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.

Map Areas
8.0 Boost Experience - Alliance
  • Sword of Dawn - 8.0 Boost (New) - Music: Zone-60-TJ-TanaanIntro-GeneralWalk.

8.0 Boost Experience - Horde
  • Tempest's Roar - 8.0 Boost (New) - Music: Zone-60-TJ-TanaanIntro-GeneralWalk.

Great Sea
  • The Great Sea - Name changed from "Great Sea" to "The Great Sea".

Kul Tiras
  • Drustvar > Fairwind Post - Name changed from "Drustvar > Cliffside Watch" to "Drustvar > Fairwind Post".
  • Drustvar > Mudfisher Cove (New) - Pet battle levels: 25-25.
  • Stormsong Valley > Diretusk Hollow (New)
  • Stormsong Valley > Hillcrest Pasture (New)
  • Stormsong Valley > Murkfathom Reach (New)
  • Stormsong Valley > Sandy Refuge (New)
  • Stormsong Valley > Windfall Cavern (New)
  • Tiragarde Sound > Leviathan's Rest (New)
  • Tiragarde Sound > Stonefist Watch (New) - Pet battle levels: 25-25.
  • Tiragarde Sound > The Siren's Daughter (New) - Music: DGN_80_Freehold_Outskirts. Pet battle levels: 25-25.
  • Tiragarde Sound > The Valorous Rose (New) - Music: DGN_80_Freehold_Outskirts. Pet battle levels: 25-25.

Temple of Sethraliss
  • Temple of Sethraliss > Atrium of Sethraliss (New)
  • Temple of Sethraliss > Clutch of the Great Mother (New)
  • Temple of Sethraliss > Echoing Warrens (New)
  • Temple of Sethraliss > The Bazaar of Watchful Eyes (New)
  • Temple of Sethraliss > The Galvanized Grotto (New)
  • Temple of Sethraliss > Vestibule of the Faithless (New)

Warfronts Arathi - Alliance
  • Arathi Highlands > Boulderfist Hall (New)

Zandalar
  • Nazmir > Collapsed Tunnel (New)
  • Nazmir > Plains of Tojek (New)
  • Zuldazar > Troll Forest Cafe (New)

Maps
Battle for Azeroth
  • 8.1 Raid (New) - Directory: ZuldazarRaid. Type: Instance.
  • Goblin Ship Final (New) - Directory: GoblinShipFinal. Type: Normal.
  • PhaseableMO: War Campaign - Horde - Chapter 05 - Kul Tiras Flagship (New) - Directory: WarCampaignHordeCh05Flagship. Type: Normal.
  • PhaseableMO: War Campaign - Horde - Chapter 05 - Kul Tiras Ship (New) - Directory: WarCampaignHordeCh05Ship. Type: Normal.

Mounts
Flying Mounts

Ground Mounts

Scenarios
Combat Training
  • 02: Rushing Down the Enemy - Name changed from "02: PH - Rushing Down the Enemy" to "02: Rushing Down the Enemy".
  • 03: Bite of the Demon - Name changed from "03: PH - Demon's Bite" to "03: Bite of the Demon".
  • 04: Turning Fury into Chaos - Name changed from "04: PH - Chaos Strike" to "04: Turning Fury into Chaos".
  • 05: Seeing Green - Name changed from "05: PH - Eye Beam" to "05: Seeing Green".
  • 07: A Dance of Blades - Name changed from "07: PH - A Dance of Blades" to "07: A Dance of Blades".
  • 08: Embracing the Inner Demon - Name changed from "08: PH - Embracing the Inner Demon" to "08: Embracing the Inner Demon".
  • 08: Re-Vivified! - Name changed from "08: Well, Effuse Me!" to "08: Re-Vivified!". Learn about Effuse. Vivify.
  • 11: Defend Against the Assault - Name changed from "11: Defend Against the Legion Assault" to "11: Defend Against the Assault". The Legion is attacking. Defend the airship!
  • 12: Defend Against the Assault - Name changed from "12: Defend Against the Legion Assault" to "12: Defend Against the Assault". The Legion is attacking. Defend the airship!
  • 12: Defend Against the Attack - Name changed from "12: Defend Against the Legion Attack" to "12: Defend Against the Attack". The Legion is attacking. Defend the airship!
  • 12: Orders from Command - Name changed from "12: Assault on Broken Shore" to "12: Orders from Command".
  • 12: Orders from Command - Name changed from "12: Assault on Broken Shore" to "12: Orders from Command".
  • 12: Orders from Command - Name changed from "12: Assault on Broken Shore" to "12: Orders from Command".
  • 13: Defend Against the Assault - Name changed from "13: Defend Against the Legion Assault" to "13: Defend Against the Assault". The Legion is attacking. Defend the airship!
  • 13: Defend Against the Assault - Name changed from "13: Defend Against the Legion Assault" to "13: Defend Against the Assault". The Legion is attacking. Defend the airship!
  • 13: Defend Against the Assault - Name changed from "13: Defend Against the Legion Assault" to "13: Defend Against the Assault". The Legion is attacking. Defend the airship!
  • 13: Defend Against the Assault - Name changed from "13: Defend Against the Legion Assault" to "13: Defend Against the Assault". The Legion is attacking. Defend the airship!
  • 13: Orders from Command - Name changed from "13: Assault on Broken Shore" to "13: Orders from Command".
  • 13: Orders from Command - Name changed from "13: Assault the Broken Shore" to "13: Orders from Command".
  • 13: Orders from Command - Name changed from "13: Assault on Broken Shore" to "13: Orders from Command".
  • 13: Orders from Command - Name changed from "13: Assault on Broken Shore" to "13: Orders from Command".
  • 13: Orders from Command - Name changed from "13: Assault on Broken Shore" to "13: Orders from Command".
  • 13: Orders from Command - Name changed from "13: Assault on Broken Shore" to "13: Orders from Command".
  • 13: Orders from Command - Name changed from "13: Assault on Broken Shore" to "13: Orders from Command".
  • 13: Orders from Command - Name changed from "13: Assault on Broken Shore" to "13: Orders from Command".
  • 14: Orders from Command - Name changed from "14: Assault on Broken Shore" to "14: Orders from Command".
  • 14: Orders from Command - Name changed from "14: Assault on Broken Shore" to "14: Orders from Command".
  • 14: Orders from Command - Name changed from "14: Assault on Broken Shore" to "14: Orders from Command".
  • 14: Orders from Command - Name changed from "14: Assault on Broken Shore" to "14: Orders from Command".

Thros, the Blighted Lands
  • 01: The Blighted Lands - Name changed from "01: [PH] Setup" to "01: The Blighted Lands". Follow Katherine into Thros, the Blighted Lands.
  • 02: Chasing Shadows - Name changed from "02: [PH] Follow Jaina" to "02: Chasing Shadows". Jaina's image has fled deeper into the Blighted Lands. Follow her.
  • 03: Hide and Seek - Name changed from "03: [PH] Mirror Images" to "03: Hide and Seek". Find Jaina's mirror images, which have hidden throughout the Blighted Lands.
  • 04: Into the Mirror - Name changed from "04: [PH] Save Jaina" to "04: Into the Mirror". Follow Daelin's voice to locate Jaina's real location.
  • 05: Facing Fate - Name changed from "05: [PH] Defeat Boss" to "05: Facing Fate". Defeat the Herald of Gorak Tul and escape from the Blighted Lands.

Underrot
  • 01: The Underrot - Name changed from "01: Underrot" to "01: The Underrot".

World Safe Locations
Kings' Rest
  • Kings' Rest - Boss 3 Room (New)

Thros, The Blighted Lands
  • 8.0 Jaina Line - Thros - Graveyard - TSH (New)

Warfronts Arathi - Alliance
  • Warfront Arathi - Alliance, Base GY (New)
  • Warfront Arathi - Alliance, Ship GY - Name changed from "Warfront Arathi - Alliance, Stromgarde GY" to "Warfront Arathi - Alliance, Ship GY".

Warfronts Arathi - Horde
  • Warfront Arathi - Horde, Ship GY - Name changed from "Warfront Arathi - Horde, Intro GY" to "Warfront Arathi - Horde, Ship GY".
  • Warfront Arathi - Horde, Valorcall Pass GY (New)

Zandalar
  • Kings' Rest - Zone Out Target (New)
  • Zuldazar - Isle of Fangs GY (New)
by Published on 2018-04-30 05:34 PM

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Zek'voz, Herald of N'zoth - Battle for Azeroth
Our friends at Fatboss are back with a preview of Zek'voz from the Technical Raid Test during the Battle for Azeroth alpha.


Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Overview - Zek'voz attacks players while the compromised Titan Discs come online, calling forth powerful Old God magics and summoning their lesser servants. As new Titan Discs come online, previously activated Discs will power down.
    • Tanks -
    • Healers -
      • Titan Spark strikes random targets peroidically.
      • Surging Darkness inflicts substantial damage to all party members in addition to the lethal damage within each eruption.
    • Damage Dealers -
      • Keep a safe distance from your allies when Eye Beam is preparing to fire.
      • Consider your positioning when Roiling Deceit is about to expire.
  • Titan Spark - Titan energy arcs from the damaged Titan Disc, striking several targets for 16 Nature damage.
  • Surging Darkness - Upon reaching 100 energy, Zek'voz unleashes a series of eruptions in quick succession. Each eruption inflicts 175 Shadow damage to players caught within it. In addition, each eruption inflicts 15 Shadow damage to all players.
  • Might of the Void - Zek'voz performs a series of powerful attacks.
    • Void Lash - Zek'voz summons lashing tentacles, inflicting 50 Shadow damage in a frontal cone, and reduces healing received by 25% for 8 sec. This effect stacks.
    • Shatter - Zek'voz strikes the target, inflicting 200 Physical damage and increasing Physical damage taken by 50% for 40 sec.
  • Stage One: Chaos - At 90% health remaining Protocol: Chaos begins. Summoning projections of C'Thun and replicating minions from the Qiraji empire.
    • Eye Beam - The Eye of C'Thun penetrates the soul of the target, dealing 47 Shadow damage and leaping to any nearby allies for increased damage.
    • Qiraji Warrior -
      • Fixate - A Qiraji Warrior sets its attention on an enemy. Lasts 15 sec or until it strikes its target.
      • Jagged Mandible - The Qiraji Warrior's melee attacks maim the target, inflicting 8 Physical damage every 2 sec. This effect stacks.
  • Stage Two: Deception - At 60% health remaining Protocol: Deception begins. Summoning projections of Yogg-Saron and replicating servants from Azjol-Nerub.
    • Roiling Deceit - Yogg-Saron corrupts the target, inflicts 29 Shadow damage every 3 sec and forms an Ominous Cloud upon expiration.
      • Ominous Cloud - Ominous Clouds slowly drift through the area and will Boil Ominously if an enemy strays too close, summoning a Guardian of Yogg-Saron.
        • Guardian of Yogg-Saron - Casts Shadow Nova upon reaching 100 energy or when defeated.
          • Shadow Nova - Self destructs, Inflicting 81 Shadow damage to all enemies.
    • Anub'ar Voidweaver -
      • Shadowbind - The caster binds itself, preventing forced movement effects.
      • Void Bolt - Launches Shadow energy towards an enemy, inflicting 66 Shadow damage.
  • Stage Three: Corruption - At 30% health remaining Protocol: Corruption begins. The magic released from the damaged Titan Discs appears to be unchecked and more than a mere demonstration of power...
    • Overload - The damaged disc activates, increasing the frequency of Titan Spark.
    • Orb of Corruption - Explodes on impact with the ground, inflicting 26 Shadow damage to all players. Pulses every 5 sec while grounded for 100% increased damage. Intercepting the Orb of Corruption launches the orb foward and afflicts the intercepting player with Corruptor's Pact.
      • Corruptor's Pact - Overwhelming power courses through you. Maximum health, damage done, and healing done increased by 100%.
        Afflicted by Will of the Corruptor upon expiration.
    • Will of the Corruptor - The mind of the victim is overtaken, forcing them to attack their allies until they are slain.
      • Entropic Wave - Releases a wave of pure void energy, causing 26 Shadow damage to players within 0 yards and causing them to flee in fear for 6 sec.
      • Entropic Blast - Blasts the target's mind for 17 Shadow damage and causes them to flee in fear for 6 sec.
  • Stage One: Chaos and Deception - At 90% health remaining Chaos and Deception Protocols begin. Summoning projections of C'Thun and Yogg-Saron along with their minions.

    $[!16 In Mythic difficulty, activated Titan Discs remain powered on indefinitely.
    • Eye Beam - The Eye of C'Thun penetrates the soul of the target, dealing 47 Shadow damage and leaping to any nearby allies for increased damage.
    • Roiling Deceit - Yogg-Saron corrupts the target, inflicts 29 Shadow damage every 3 sec and forms an Ominous Cloud upon expiration.
      • Ominous Cloud - Ominous Clouds slowly drift through the area and will Boil Ominously if an enemy strays too close, summoning a Guardian of Yogg-Saron.
        • Guardian of Yogg-Saron - Casts Shadow Nova upon reaching 100 energy or when defeated.
          • Shadow Nova - Self destructs, Inflicting 81 Shadow damage to all enemies.
    • Qiraji Warrior -
      • Fixate - A Qiraji Warrior sets its attention on an enemy. Lasts 15 sec or until it strikes its target.
      • Jagged Mandible - The Qiraji Warrior's melee attacks maim the target, inflicting 8 Physical damage every 2 sec. This effect stacks.
    • Anub'ar Voidweaver -
      • Shadowbind - The caster binds itself, preventing forced movement effects.
      • Void Bolt - Launches Shadow energy towards an enemy, inflicting 66 Shadow damage.
  • Stage Two: Corruption - At 30% health remaining Protocol: Corruption begins. The magic released from the damaged Titan Discs appears to be unchecked and more than a mere demonstration of power...
    • Overload - The damaged disc activates, increasing the frequency of Titan Spark.
    • Orb of Corruption - Explodes on impact with the ground, inflicting 26 Shadow damage to all players. Pulses every 5 sec while grounded for 100% increased damage. Intercepting the Orb of Corruption launches the orb foward and afflicts the intercepting player with Corruptor's Pact.
      • Corruptor's Pact - Overwhelming power courses through you. Maximum health, damage done, and healing done increased by 100%.
        Afflicted by Will of the Corruptor upon expiration.
    • Will of the Corruptor - The mind of the victim is overtaken, forcing them to attack their allies until they are slain.
      • Entropic Wave - Releases a wave of pure void energy, causing 26 Shadow damage to players within 0 yards and causing them to flee in fear for 6 sec.
      • Entropic Blast - Blasts the target's mind for 17 Shadow damage and causes them to flee in fear for 6 sec.



Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
[Arcane] Mana Adept Discussion
A version of Mana Adept that read "Clearcasting causes Arcane Missiles fires 2 additional missiles." would solve a lot of problems
This is an option we've been considering (though nothing specific for next build). It would be a simple and effective talent in its own right. We do like having a talent that preserves the Mana Adept mana gameplay, but whether that belongs on an Arcane Missiles talent does depend, as people are saying, on whether it can be done without causing rotational problems. Arcane is a rotation that is unusually--for lack of a better word--fragile, so it's always helpful to keep an eye out for issues like this. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Aura of Sacrifice
Aura of Sacrifice should not be damaging the user below 75%HP in any case (same as on live). It's not clear from this discussion whether people are actually seeing that happen on beta. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
BfA Discipline Priest Feedback
The talent row balancing comments are something we'll probably look at in a little more detail slightly later, though there is a simple buff in the pipeline for Luminous Barrier.

On the base rotation: while we don't want it to be as burst-oriented as it was in Legion due to Light's Wrath, we are looking to add a little more texture back as far as moments of higher damage/healing. In the next build, we're trying out Power of the Dark Side as a baseline part of the spec.

On Power Word: Shield (based on various comments in a lot of different places): Power Word: Shield will definitely be used a lot more than it was in Legion (obviously, due to not having a cooldown). But, we neither expect nor want it to be like the PW:S spam of Mists or Warlords. In those days, a rotation based almost entirely on PW:S did sufficient healing to make a Disc using that rotation into a top healer. Therefore it was doing roughly an entire healer's worth of healing in the form of absorbs.

Disc in BFA should not be able to put out that level of absorption, even if it uses a higher portion of casts on PW:S. Using PW:S, and absorbs generally, is still a core part of Disc's identity, but reaching full healing potential still requires a significant contribution of other mechanics like Atonement. We don't see it as a problem if PW:S is a major workhorse spell of the rotation in all contexts, but the opportunities to apply very high amounts of shielding are cooldown-limited (Rapture and Luminous Barrier), and current talents that buff PW:S generally do so without adding absorption (Lenience and Orison). (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Mythic Dungeon Invitational APAC Rescheduling
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
During last week’s broadcast of the Mythic Dungeon Invitational Asia Pacific Region, numerous recurring issues with an Australian internet service provider caused significant internet outages for a large number of our competitors. Due to these extreme circumstances, we had to postpone several of the remaining matches in order to preserve tournament integrity.

In order to fit the remaining matches into the current MDI schedule, 4 of the remaining 7 matches will be played off-broadcast over the next week, and we will share the outcome of those matches with you!

However, we will be broadcasting the APAC Upper, Lower, and Grand Finals on Saturday, May 5th, after the Day 1 Broadcast of the MDI Americas Group Stage. Broadcasts for the APAC Upper, Lower, and Grand finals will begin approximately:
  • PDT: 18:00, Saturday, May 5
  • EDT: 21:00, Saturday, May 5
  • AEST: 11:00, Sunday, May 6
These matches will determine which teams get to advance to the MDI Global Finals on June 22nd, so don’t miss them!

(Both Days of the Americas Group Stage broadcast will begin at their originally scheduled time of 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Day 1 will have 6 matches, and then the 3 APAC final matches. Day 2 will have the remaining 8 matches of the Americas Group Stage).

Build of the Month - April 2018
Each month or so we will post a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer!

All of the parts on this page are Amazon affiliate links. When you purchase your parts through them it helps support the site!

This month
The current SSD prices are fairly flat right now, with most SSDs under $0.50 per gigabyte when on sale.

Graphics card prices are still somewhat inflated due to cryptocurrency mining right now. There isn't much you can do beyond waiting for prices to come down or purchasing from somewhere that offers a bundled card with other hardware.

Depending on how much you want to overclock, you may need to spend a bit more for a better CPU cooler like the NH-D15.

Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering or streaming, you do not need the 8700K and would get more performance from spending that money elsewhere.

Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date.

Don't forget to visit the Computer Forum for any extra questions!

New AMD Ryzen CPUs
This month AMD released their 2nd generation of Ryzen CPUs. They come fairly close to their Intel counterparts at various price points when it comes to gaming, so we've listed a few comobs below:



Peripherals


Narwhal

MonitorDell U2414H Monitor$208
KeyboardLogitech G710+$100
MouseLogitech G502$50
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1$45

Unicorn

MonitorDell U2717D Monitor$399
KeyboardCorsair K70$100
MouseCORSAIR SCIMITAR Pro RGB$64
SpeakersLogitech Z523$69


Puppy and Dolphin
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Puppy and Dolphin.

Puppy

Updated April 29, 2018
$664
Case Carbide Series 200R$60
Power Supply EVGA 600B$40
CPU Intel i3-8100$119
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$30
Motherboard MSI Z370-A PRO$90
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$110
Graphics Card Gigabyte GTX 1050$150
Hard Drive Western Digital Blue 1TB$44
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$21

Dolphin

Updated April 29, 2018
$931
Case Carbide Series 200R$60
Power Supply Seasonic S12II 620$61
CPU Intel i5-8400$179
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$30
Motherboard MSI Z370-A PRO$90
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$110
Graphics Card GTX 1060 3GB$270
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$110
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$21


Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn.

Narwhal

Updated April 29, 2018
$1322
Case Cooler Master HAF 912$58
Power Supply SeaSonic Focus+ 650W$90
CPU Intel i5-8600K$239
Heatsink Noctua NH-U12S$58
Motherboard ASUS TUF Z370-Plus Gaming$127
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$190
Graphics Card GTX 1060 OR
GTX 1070 Ti
$354
$510
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$110
SSD Crucial MX500 275GB OR
Samsung Evo 850 250GB
$75
$113
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$21

Unicorn

Updated April 29, 2018
$1683
Case Corsair Air 540$125
Power Supply SeaSonic Focus+ 650W$90
CPU Intel i5-8600K$240
Heatsink Noctua 6 NH-D15$90
Motherboard ASUS TUF Z370-Plus Gaming$127
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$191
Graphics Card GTX 1070 Ti OR
GTX 1080
$510
$600
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$110
SSD SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB$179
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$21


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 4.1: Rise of the Zandalari
The first content patch of the Cataclysm, Rise of the Zandalari, brought quite a few changes to the game. The Call to Arms system, which we are already used to by now, saw its introduction in this patch, rewarding players who queue up as roles that there are few of in the dungeon finder. The rework of Zul’aman and Zul’gurub were fully revamped and introduced as 5-man dungeons. Features such as Guild Challenges, and the Guild Finder also saw addition to the game.


Patch 4.2 Preview
A blue post, and developer interview gave us a glimpse into what to expect from the second major patch of the Cataclysm. Firelands was announced as the new raid, with Ragnaros being the last boss. In this raid, caster DPS also got access to a Legendary questline which would take several weeks to complete, and reward players with a weapon they would use for the rest of the expansion. The Molten Front daily quest hub was also previewed, where players got access to a new faction, and plenty of rewards.


Item Restoration
Have you ever destroyed, vendored, or disenchanted an item by mistake? In 2012, the Battle.net Item Restoration was announced. This feature allows players to restore items every 30 days, with some limitations. This system is still in the game today, and can be easily accessed through the Battle.net website.


Deepwind Gorge
The last battleground of Mists of Pandaria was added in Patch 5.3. Deepwind Gorge is a 15 player battleground for players above level 90. This is a hybrid map, the objective of which is to control the three flag points, and capture the enemy cart. Both of these objectives give resources, and the team which reaches 1600 first wins.


Legion Pre-Expansion Event
The Legion Pre-Expansion Event brought some interesting changes to the capital cities. Players will get whispers, corrupting their minds, turning them into a tool for the Legion. After 9 stacks of Frail Mind, players gained 5 abilities which allowed them to turn allies into Legion sympathizers, take on the appearance of targets, vanish, or corrupt the minds of targets causing mass Hysteria.


World of Warcraft on NES
Rkade Soup on Youtube made a short video of what World of Warcraft would look like on the NES. This video walks us through the story of a new Orc, and his journey through his first dungeon run.


Hayven Games
Last year, on the 18th of March we lost one of our beloved World of Warcraft content creators, Hayven Games. He passes away from epithelioid sarcoma at the age of 26 years old. A short tribute video titled “Last Video - Rest in peace, Hayven” was posted on his channel. All funds that go through his Patreon after his passing get directly donated to Cancer Research.


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