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Published on 2019-06-11 11:49 AM

Patch 8.1.5 Hotfixes - June 10, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Items
  • Resolved an issue that could cause Void Stone's absorption shield to be cleared prematurely.

Postcard from MDI Spring Finals: Championship Sunday
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
“Best served chilled?” Kenn Øster “Zaelia” Rasmussen read aloud from a juicebox backstage.

“Well, I’m chilled,” he continued, heading back to sit with his team, “but I don’t know about the juice.”

The final day of the MDI Spring Finals kicked off with a lower-bracket semifinal match between MDI East’s Team D and MDI West’s Abrakeydabra. The two teams jumped into King’s Rest for the first match of the final day of the MDI Spring Finals, and everyone in the player lounge gathered around the screens, stretching out on beanbags and couches. The players watched closely as the dungeon unfolded, giving commentary and cheering as if it were a football game.

On the final boss, with less than 3% on boss HP separating the two teams, everyone began screaming, and Chinese team Team D finally took it 4 seconds faster than Abrakeydabra to rapturous applause. The Method teams stood up and gathered their peripherals, filing out of the lounge to prepare for the upcoming matches.

Joseph "Spider" Cooper turned to his Fullscreened teammates in the now-silent room.

“That was sick,” he said.

Of Course
Despite taking out the first dungeon of the day, it wasn’t to be for the Chinese team. After Abrakeydabra’s 2-1 win, Anastasios “Elserat” Rafaildiis threw his arms open as he approached Team D’s Bin “Abb” Xu. “My boy!” Elserat said, wrapping Abb up in a big friendly hug.

“I’m not feeling very good about the loss,” Abb said afterwards through a translator, “we can do better.”

Although he was feeling terrible about their performance, Abb said that he really enjoyed the tournament overall and loved being in Australia—except for the food. He said they’ve been practicing in the hotel most of the time and hadn’t had the chance to go out and try

Sydney’s renowned offerings. “We’re going to go out now and find something Australia is famous for,” he said.

Abb said it was an honor to have represented MDI East at the Spring Finals, and when asked if he and his team would be trying again next season to get a spot at BlizzCon, he broke into a large grin and said in perfect English, “Of course!”

Equal Parts Giga and Unluck
Abrakeydabra’s run ended in the lower-bracket finals, falling to Method NA 2-0, setting up the familiar story of Method NA vs Method EU in a grand final match. Method NA took the first dungeon, Siege of Boralus, in a massive upset after the European team stumbled between the last two bosses.

As Zaelia ran back from a bathroom break after that first dungeon loss, Abrakeydabra’s Thanh Lam “Swag” Nguyen called out “Good luck!”

“I don’t need it!” Zaelia replied as he trotted away, not looking back.

As it turns out, he did need it. Method EU made uncharacteristic mistake after uncharacteristic mistake in King’s Rest. Teams watched on expectantly, talking quickly and quietly as Method NA went 2-0 up in the best of five. Some in the studio even began predicting a reverse sweep by the Europeans.

It was difficult not to—all teams here greatly respect both Method teams at best and fear them at worst, but many teams practice for what it will take to beat Method NA, the weaker of the two by record. It seems more achievable to them. Yet here the North American team was seemingly pulling off the impossible; breaking a curse that had hounded them all year.

As the match moved into the third dungeon, Shrine of the Storm, everyone audibly gasped as Method EU wiped early—none louder than Method team manager Shanna “Darrie” Sarr. It was only yesterday that she had seen her North American team crushed by her European team. “The agony and the ecstasy,” she had muttered while simultaneously consoling and congratulating her players.

But in this moment, tears began rolling down her cheeks as she watched her underdogs finally prove what they were capable of against their good friends and greatest adversaries. When the final boss fell, she put her head down and sobbed as Method NA jumped from their seats, screaming with joy.

It’s hard to break free from the mold that those around you put you in—if enough people believe you are beatable, it’s difficult to think any differently of yourself. But Method NA believed they could do it, no-one more so than captain John "Jdotb" Daniel.

“It had to happen eventually, that we beat them,” he said breathlessly, elatedly, in his post-game interview, ”so I’m glad it was now.”


Relive the MDI Spring Finals in our previous coverage (East Meets West and The Doctor Is In), check out the bracket at Raider.IO, and stay up to date with all things World of Warcraft on Twitter.

AWC Summer Season: A Viewer’s Guide
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The Summer Season of the 2019 Arena World Championship (AWC) is here! Though a grueling Spring Season just recently ended, it’s time for the world’s best PvP-ers in World of Warcraft to battle it out in the Arena Cup, a challenging series of tournaments leading into the AWC Summer Finals.

Enter the Arena
The 2019 AWC consists of two seasons of online cups which reward points. Teams with the most points at the end of each season qualify for the cross-region Seasonal Finals. Each Seasonal Final offers qualification spots to the Global Finals taking place at BlizzCon in November. Cloud9 already punched their tickets to BlizzCon at the Spring Finals, and the teams who place first and second at the Summer Finals will meet them there.


Schedule
The Arena Cup has open registration, which means teams of any skill level can sign up and compete for $10,000 every week and possibly qualify for the Summer Finals in September!

The Summer Season will be from June 12 through August 4, with a two-week break from June 24 through July 9, and the Summer Finals will be held on September 21.

Click here to sign up for the next Arena Cup!

While in the past we only broadcast competitors who made Top 8, this year, through our partnership with GCDTV, we will be broadcasting open bracket games on Wednesdays at Twitch.tv/GCDTV.

All Top 8 series will be broadcast on Twitch.tv/Warcraft on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the Summer Season. Each Top 8 broadcast day will begin at 10 a.m. PT/7 p.m. CET, live on Twitch.


Check out our schedule page for a full list of broadcast days and times. The broadcast will be available in English.


Adrian “Healingstat” Archer-Lock: Twitter | Twitch

Adrian Archer Lock is mostly known for the multiple Semi Final runs in the Arena World Championship Global Finals in 2014 and 2015. A lesser known fact is that Adrian represented his country (the United Kingdom) as a grand master chess player. You can catch him live at Twitch.tv/Healingstat playing high rated arenas, priest gameplay in WoW Classic, and mythic keystone dungeons.

Sid “Supatease” Compston: Twitter | Twitch

Sid has been bringing the hype to WoW tournaments as a play-by-play caster since 2014 and has been an avid Arena player for years achieving multiple rank one titles. Outside of WoW, Sid has transformed his life by losing 90 pounds and committing himself to a healthier life. You can catch Sid on stream flexing his musical prowess with flute solos and freestyle rap commentary of his gameplay.

Elliot “Venruki” Venczel: Twitter | Twitch

Other than becoming an Arena World Champion at the 2012 Global Finals in Shanghai, Venruki is also known for providing expert analysis and commentary for the AWC tournaments, but his most cherished accolade was becoming the “Level 30 WoW Classic, Horde Side Duel Tournament Champion” in a recent community tournament. You can catch Venruki at Twitch.tv/Venruki with high-end PvP gameplay in both World of Warcraft and WoW Classic.

Mohamed “Ziqo” Beshir: Twitter | Twitch

If you don’t already know who the Swedish Mage, Mohamed "Ziqo" Beshir is, he is a multi-rank one mage who has been playing the game since he was a kid. Equipped with deep knowledge of World of Warcraft paired with his iconic laugh, has made him the perfect expert analyst for the AWC broadcasts.
Published on 2019-06-10 07:15 AM

Patch 8.2 PTR - New Faction Rewards
Patch 8.2 adds two new faction specific reputations, and one neutral reputation to earn rewards from!

Waveblade Ankoan
Waveblade Ankoan are an Alliance only faction of Ankoan that has been fighting back against the naga in Nazjatar. Alliance players must earn Revered for part of Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder, Part Two.

Prismatic Manapearl are earned from chests, rares, and some world quests in Nazjatar.



Level Type Name Req. Standing Model Viewer
1Other Contract: AnkoanFriendly
120Companion Pets Prismatic SoftshellRevered
120Alchemy Recipe Recipe: Potion of Empowered ProximityRevered
120Alchemy Recipe Recipe: Potion of ReconstitutionRevered
120Alchemy Recipe Recipe: Potion of Focused ResolveRevered
120Enchanting Formula Formula: Accord of Critical StrikeRevered
120Enchanting Formula Formula: Accord of HasteRevered
120Enchanting Formula Formula: Accord of MasteryRevered
120Enchanting Formula Formula: Accord of VersatilityRevered
120Inscription Technique Recipe: Contract: AnkoanRevered
120Mount Ankoan WaverayExalted
 Modelviewer
120Alchemy Recipe Recipe: Greater Mystical CauldronExalted
120Tabard Tabard of the Waveblade AnkoanExalted
 Modelviewer


The Unshackled
The Unshackled are a Horde only faction of Naga slaves found in Nazjatar. Horde players must earn Revered for part of Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder, Part Two.

Prismatic Manapearl are earned from chests, rares, and some world quests in Nazjatar.



Level Type Name Req. Standing Model Viewer
1Other Contract: UnshackledFriendly
120Companion Pets Damplight SlugRevered
1Other Troop RequisitionRevered
120Alchemy Recipe Recipe: Potion of Empowered ProximityRevered
120Alchemy Recipe Recipe: Potion of ReconstitutionRevered
120Alchemy Recipe Recipe: Potion of Focused ResolveRevered
120Enchanting Formula Formula: Accord of Critical StrikeRevered
120Enchanting Formula Formula: Accord of HasteRevered
120Enchanting Formula Formula: Accord of MasteryRevered
120Enchanting Formula Formula: Accord of VersatilityRevered
120Inscription Technique Recipe: Contract: UnshackledRevered
120Mount Unshackled WaverayExalted
 Modelviewer
120Alchemy Recipe Recipe: Greater Mystical CauldronExalted
120Tabard Tabard of the UnshackledExalted
 Modelviewer



Rustbolt Resistance
The Rustbolt Resistor currently costs 524,288 gold.



Level Type Name Req. Standing Model Viewer
395Quest Blueprint: Experimental Adventurer AugmentNeutral
1Quest Blueprint: Mega-Sized Spare PartsFriendly
1Quest Blueprint: Holographic Digitalization RelayFriendly
120Other Contract: Rustbolt ResistanceFriendly
120Companion Pets Mustyfur SnooterHonored
410Quest Blueprint: Advanced Adventurer AugmentHonored
420Quest Blueprint: Extraodinary Adventurer AugmentRevered
120Inscription Technique Recipe: Contract: Rustbolt ResistanceRevered
120Other T.A.R.G.E.T. DeviceRevered
1Other Rustbolt BannerRevered
120Mount Rustbolt ResistorExalted
 Modelviewer
1Quest Blueprint: Battle BoxExalted
120Engineering Schematic Schematic: Blingtron 7000Exalted
120Cooking Recipe Recipe: Famine Evaluator And Snack TableExalted
120Cooking Recipe Recipe: Famine Evaluator And Snack TableExalted
120Tabard Rustbolt Resistance TabardExalted
 Modelviewer


Dark Legacy Comics #682
DLC #682 has been released!

by Published on 2019-06-07 11:15 PM

Patch 8.1.5 Hotfixes - June 7th, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Dungeons and Raids
  • Crucible of Storms
    • The Restless Cabal
      • Fixed a bug that caused Enveloping Darkness to be cast on players who accepted a combat resurrection.

Items
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the confirmation prompt to appear when enchanting an item that already had an enchantment on it.

Player versus Player

Quests
by Published on 2019-06-07 01:20 PM

WoW Classic Beta - Arathi Basin Known Issues, Kotaku - Blizzard Cancels StarCraft FPS

Many New Treasures Await in Rise of Azshara
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
A treasure trove of new mounts, pets, toys, and gear awaits in Rise of Azshara. We’ve rounded up a selection of what’s available to help you formulate a plan of action.

Table of Contents


Mounts


Pictured — Snapback Scuttler

Source: Reputation
  • Ankoan Waveray: Exalted With Ankoan (Vendor: Artisan Okata)
    The Ankoan have been battling the naga for years, and with a natural affinity for the sea, training the local wildlife was a natural strategy.
  • Reins of the Dusky Waycrest Gryphon: Exalted With Order of Embers (Vendor: Quartermaster Alcorn)
    Common to the dark forests of Drustvar, these gryphon are silent and swift. Their prowess at operating on their own or as mounts lends them to be used for ambush and shock tactics.
  • Reins of the Proudmoore Sea Scout: Exalted With Proudmoore Admiralty (Vendor: Provisioner Fray)
    Only a few gryphons are selected to be Sea Scouts operating from flag ships in the fleet. Their long-range reconnaissance is an integral part of Kul Tiran sea dominance.
  • Reins of the Captured Swampstalker: Exalted With Talanji’s Expedition (Vendor: Provisioner Lija)
    A swamp-dwelling subspecies of pterrodax known to feast on young bloodfeasters.
  • Reins of the Spectral Pterrorwing: Exalted With Zandalari Empire (Vendor: Natal’hakata)
    Vengeful spectres abound in the spirit realm surrounding Dazar’alor.
  • Reins of the Voldunai Dunescraper: Exalted With Voldunai (Vendor: Hoarder Jena)
    These brightly-colored fliers are rarely captured in the wild due to their naturally untrusting natures.
  • Rustbolt Resistor: Exalted With Rustbolt Resistance (Vendor: Stolen Royal Vendorbot)
    “R E S I S T” is carved into the seat in crude letters, along with several, more profane things.
  • Reins of the Stormsong Coastwatcher: Exalted With Storm’s Wake (Vendor: Sister Lilyana)
    Tasked with keeping watch on the seas for approaching dangers, the Stormsong Coastwatchers fly constant patrols.
  • Unshackled Waveray: Exalted With Unshackled (Vendor: Finder Pruc)
    The Unshackled have a natural kinship with the species of the deep seas that have seen cruelty at the hands of the naga.

Source: Achievements
  • Snapback Scuttler: Achievement (Undersea Usurper)
    Giant crabs are native to Nazjatar and a favored food of the naga. This one must have been well-kept to grow this large.
  • Azshari Bloatray: Achievement (Glory of the Palace Raider)
    The naga raised these rays in captivity, harvesting their gas organs to craft alchemy which allowed them to breathe air more easily.
  • Mechacycle Model W: Achievement (Mecha-Done)
    The rapid technological evolution of the descendants of Mimiron began with the introduction of a new gear, leading to such wonders as the tragically underproduced Model W.

Source: Professions
  • Xiwyllag ATV: Profession (Blacksmithing and Engineering)
    It was said that this invention was modeled after the likeness of a very wealthy goblin—although others don’t really see the resemblance.

Source: Quests
  • Scrapforged Mechaspider: Quest: Mechagon (Drive It Away Today)
    You built this yourself, you should be proud; even though it’s smoky, sparky, and loud.
  • Snapdragon Kelpstalker: Quest: Nazjatar (Good Girl)
    When a snapdragon bites you, the worry isn’t about the bite itself, but the poison that will begin to eat away at the wound.
  • Child of Torcali: Quest: Zuldazar (Wander Not Alone)
    This daughter of the great direhorn loa, Torcali, never lost faith that her keeper would help her grow to her full potential.
  • Deepcoral Snapdragon: Quest: Nazjatar (Wild Tame)
    The snapdragon is a quiet hunter in the water but is far less stealthy on land.

Source: Raid and Dungeon
  • Aerial Unit R-21/X: Drop (King Mechagon – Operation Mechagon)
    King Mechagon’s private aerial unit, complete with deployable blast cannon and foot warmers.
  • Mechagon Peacekeeper: Drop (HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit – Operation Mechagon)
    Keeps the peace by turning you into pieces.

Source: Rare Creatures
  • Fabious: Drop (Fabious)
    He emerges from the water, fins swaying lazily in the breeze, sun-kissed scales glittering. He is. . . Fabious. (Underwater Only)
  • Royal Snapdragon: Drop (Nazjatar)
    Captured at a young age and raised to serve naga hunters, snapdragons are loyal and fierce companions.
  • Junkheap Drifter: Drop (Mechagon: Rustfeather)
    When you really want to be noticed. . . and don’t mind strapping yourself to a giant, barely-held-together wheel.
  • Rusty Mechanocrawler: Drop (Mechagon)
    The check engine light is always on. It’s when it goes off that you should be worried.

Source: Vendors
  • Inkscale Deepseeker: Vendor (Nazjatar: Crafticus Mindbender)
    Schools of tidestallions will viciously slam their muscular chests into their prey to take them down. (Underwater Only)
  • X-995 Mechanocat: Vendor (Mechagon: Pascal-K1N6)
    The X-995 is the ultimate in customizable feline robo-companionship.
  • Crimson Tidestallion: Vendor (Nazjatar: Mrrl)
    The blood-red coloration of these creatures is ideal for hiding in large coral formations. (Underwater Only)


Pets


Pictured — Lost Robogrip, Kelpfin, Rustyroot Snooter

Source: Achievements
  • Burnout: Achievement (Malowned)
    “Burnout always has a supply of well-toasted marshmallows.”
  • Kelpfin: Achievement (Team Aquashock)
    “Don’t let the cuteness fool you, this little monster will jab your ankles the second you’re not looking.”

Source: Island Expeditions
  • Adventurous Hopling Pack: Drop (Island Expeditions)
    “The last thing that tried to look in its tiny pack was never seen again.”
  • Ghostly Whelpling: Drop (Island Expeditions)
    “Unkillable dragons, what could go wrong?”

Source: Pet Battles
  • Rustbolt Clucker: Pet Battle (Mechagon)
    “Some of the few remaining fleshy creatures on Mechagon, they provide food and even companionship for the citizens of Rustbolt.”
  • Rustyroot Snooter: Pet Battle (Mechagon)
    "Snooters have a very good sense of smell and can easily find grass and seeds buried under snow or scrap."

Source: Reputation
  • Damplight Slug: Revered With Unshackled (Vendor: Atolia Seapearl)
    “The bright coloration of this deep water slug seems to give off a soft, warm glow.”
  • Prismatic Softshell: Revered With Ankoan (Vendor: Speaker Utia)
    “Even with its softer juvenile shell, a young prismatic spireshell still glitters like a diamond.”
  • Mustyfur Snooter: Honored With Rustbolt Resistance (Vendor: Stolen Royal Vendorbot)
    “A rare snooter, and hard to find, it’s known for burrowing itself deep under wet foliage to nest.”

Source: Quests
  • Brilliant Glimmershell: Quest (Beauty in the Deeps)
    “A gift, found one day and saved for a meaningful occasion, should things ever turn around.”
  • Lustrous Glimmershell: Quest (Glittering Shell)
    “A gift, found one day and saved for a meaningful occasion, should things ever turn around.”

Source: New: Junkyard Tinkering
  • Microbot XD: Profession (Junkyard Tinkering)
    “One of the microbots used to guard the city of Rustbolt, now purchasable for a reasonable price.”
  • Utility Mechanoclaw: Profession (Junkyard Tinkering)
    “As handy as this invention is, it was also programmed to absolutely despise hand puns.”

Source: Raid and Dungeon
Operation: Mechagon
  • Golden Snorf: Drop (King Mechagon)
    “The birth of an exceptionally rare Golden Snorf was such an abnormality that not even King Mechagon could force himself to mechanize his beloved, fuzzy friend.”
  • Microbot 8D: Drop (HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit – Operation: Mechagon)
    “He’s just so happy to be programmed to exist.”

The Eternal Palace
  • Lightless Ambusher: Drop (Lady Ashvane)
    “In the lightless caverns, a bright shell color doesn’t make you any worse at ambushing.”
  • Mindlost Bloodfrenzy: Drop (Blackwater Behemoth)
    “In the fathomless depths beyond the Eternal Palace, minds are lost in the blackness.”
  • Nameless Octopode: Drop (Za’qul)
    “The influence of the Old Gods on the aquatic life of Nazjatar is unmistakable, as many simply wander as mindless eyes of N’Zoth.”
  • Zanj'ir Poker: Treasure (Azshara’s Chest)
    “Master of poking, stabbing, thrusting, jabbing, and gouging.”

Source: Rare Creatures
Nazjatar
  • Amethyst Softshell: Drop (Amethyst Spireshell)
    “Spireshells produce a softer shell when young which will be grown out of quickly.”
  • Brinestone Algan: Drop (Avarius)
    “Standing next to a brinestone algan will remind you of the smell of the sea, mixed with rotting kelp.”
  • Budding Algan: Drop (Rockweed Shambler)
    “There is no mistaking the evidence—algan breed by budding. We can all put this argument to rest now.”
  • Caverndark Nightmare: Drop (Caverndark Terror)
    “As if a dark, underwater cave wasn’t nightmarish enough, these things exist – and they love it there.”
  • Chitterspine Needler: Drop (Needlespine)
    “A rare evolution of chitterspine, with elongated spines to pierce soft flesh and eyes.”
  • Coral Lashling: Drop (Carnivorous Lasher)
    “The predatory coral of Nazjatar can grow incredibly quickly given the right conditions.”
  • Daggertooth Frenzy: Drop (Daggertooth Terror)
    “Frenzies in Nazjatar have learned to operate in large schools or face consumption by the many predators of the deeps.”
  • Glittering Diamondshell: Drop (Sandclaw Stoneshell)
    “A rare species of crab found mostly in Nazjatar, it hides easily amongst the ample kelp and coral of the area.”
  • Murgle: Drop (King Gakula)
    “The murloc tribe that Murgle belongs to is one of a few that have resisted the naga’s enslavement”
  • Necrofin Tadpole: Drop (Blindlight)
    “Legend has it that the necrofin tribe found necromancy on a series of runed tablets at the bottom of the sea.”
  • Pearlescent Glimmershell: Drop* (Irridescent Glimmershel)
    “When the sun shines on its shell just right, the light scatters in a thousand different directions.” *See also Vendor information.
  • Scalebrood Hydra: Drop
    “The hydra matriarchs of Nazjatar steal and destroy one another’s eggs constantly, so you can never really know what will hatch out of one.”
  • Seafury: Drop (Prince Typhonus)
    “The elements clash and battle for relics constantly, but few moreso than the Tidestone.”
  • Skittering Eel: Drop (Vor’koth)
    “The eels of Nazjatar are experts at hiding in the many cracks and rocks of the sea floor.”
  • Spawn of Nalaada: Drop (Elderspawn Nalaada)
    “In a dark place unknown to all, the seabed writhes with the children of Nalaada, a carpet of life and death.”
  • Stormwrath: Drop (Prince Vortran – Nazjatar)
    “The Tidestone would empower minions of both the storm and the sea, and is sought after by both parties.”
  • Wriggler: Drop (Mirecrawler – Nazjatar)
    “Watch your ears.”

Mechagon
  • Arachnoid Skitterbot: Drop (Mecharantula)
    “No one knows who made these mechanical spiders, but everyone hates them.”
  • Bonebiter: Drop (Bonepicker)
    “Absolutely do not let him bite your bones.”
  • Lost Robogrip: Drop (Malfunctioning Beastbot)
    “It’s not clear who the original owner of this arm was, but they’re not getting it back now.”
  • OOX-35/MG: Drop (Mechagon)
    “Many advancements have been made to the initial prototype homing beacon over the years.”
  • Snowsoft Nibbler: Drop (Fungarian Furor)
    “Of all snooters, this one has the softest fur. Ironically, it does not like to be pet very much.”
  • Spraybot 0D: Drop (The Kleptoboss)
    “Even he cannot put out the fire in my heart.”

Source: Treasures
  • Slimy Sea Slug: Treasure (Nazjatar)
    “Slimy sea slugs secrete slimy sea slug slime on the slimy sea floor.”
  • Echoing Oozeling: Item (Irradiated Box of Assorted Parts)
    “It doesn’t take a very large ooze to eat a gnome.”
  • Slimy Darkhunter: Treasure (Slimy Cocoon – Nazjatar)
    “Living so deep within the seas has made this species very sensitive to light.”
  • Slimy Eel: Treasure (Slimy Cocoon – Nazjatar)
    “Eels are already slimy. This one is extra slimy.”
  • Slimy Fangtooth: Treasure (Slimy Cocoon – Nazjatar)
    “A fully grown Fangtooth has a bite strong enough to go right through a platinum fishing pole. Watch your fingers.”
  • Slimy Hermit Crab: Treasure (Slimy Cocoon – Nazjatar)
    “The slime on this provides essential nutrients to the hermit crab within, allowing it to go years without eating anything if it chooses.”
  • Slimy Octopode: Treasure (Slimy Cocoon – Nazjatar)
    “This little octopode squirts slime out instead of ink.”
  • Slimy Otter: Treasure (Slimy Cocoon – Nazjatar)
    “The slimy coating on this otter provides excellent protection against sunburns.”
  • Sandclaw Nestseeker: Treasure (Glimmering Chest – Nazjatar)
    “Anything can be a nest if you try hard enough.”

Source: Vendors
  • Chitterspine Devourer: Vendor (Crafticus Mindbender – Nazjatar )
    “These gruesome crabs are attracted to the scent of blood and seem to revel in combat.”
  • Crypt Fiend: Vendor (Sean Wilkers – Eastern Plaguelands)
    “Six legs, two claws, multiple eyes, spiked body? This thing has it all!”
  • Drowned Hatchling: Vendor (Feylana the Handler – Nazjatar)
    “When the waves crashed down around the city, not all were fortunate enough to receive N’zoth’s gift.”
  • Pearlescent Glimmershell: Vendor** (Vendors Artisan Okata and Finder Pruc – Nazjatar )
    “When the sun shines on its shell just right, the light scatters in a thousand different directions.” **See also Rare Creatures – Nazjatar section.
  • Ziggy: Vendor (Sean Wilkers – Eastern Plaguelands)
    “Every time the mandibles on this vibrate slightly, it is because it gave someone a nightmare.”


Toys


Pictured — Hyper-Compressed Ocean

Source: Achievements

Source: Nazjatar PvP Rewards
  • Alliance War Banner—Nazjatar PvP Reward
    Carry an Alliance War Banner. Can be used while mounted. Entering combat will remove the banner.
  • Horde War Banner—Nazjatar PvP Reward
    Carry a Horde War Banner. Can be used while mounted. Entering combat will remove the banner.
  • Alliance War Standard—Nazjatar PvP Reward
    Carry an Alliance War Standard. Your movement speed is slightly hindered. Entering combat will remove the banner.
  • Horde War Standard—Nazjatar PvP Reward
    Carry a Horde War Standard. Your movement speed is slightly hindered. Entering combat will remove the banner.

Source: Quest
  • Ancient Tauren Talisman: Quest (Thank Your Guide)
    Summons your spirit guide for a moment. Show your ancestral pride! (Tauren only)
  • Book of the Unshackled: Quest (Tome of Tears)
    Use: Read the book and recall the memories of the Unshackled.
    “A tome containing names of members of the Unshackled that lost their lives in the fight against the naga.”
  • Heart of a Champion: Quest (We Stand United)
    Use: Hold the Heart of Azeroth in your hand.
  • Azeroth Mini Collection: Mechagon: Mechagon (This item begins a quest.)
    Summon the base and display a figure from your collection.
    Collection of Minis includes: Izira Gearsworn, Gazlowe, Prince Erazmin, Cork Stuttguard, Naeno Megacrash, HK-8, King Mechagon, Wrenchbot, Overspark, Bondo Bigblock, Roadtrogg, Cogstar, Blastatron, Sapphironetta (Collecting all the available minis rewards the achievement, “Most Minis Wins”)

Source: Professions
  • Holographic Digitalization Hearthstone: Junkyard Tinkering
    Use: Returns you to the Great Seal. Speak to an Innkeeper in a different place to change your home location.
    “Upload complete!”
  • Wormhole Generator: Kul Tiras (Engineering)
    Use: Teleports the player to a random location on Kul Tiras.
    “The user is responsible for final destinations teleported to, and may not take any legal action against the maker of this device.”
  • Wormhole Generator: Zandalar (Engineering)
    Use: Teleports the player to a random location on Zandalar.
    “The user is responsible for final destinations teleported to, and may not take any legal action against the maker of this device.”

Source: Reputation
  • Rustbolt Banner: Revered with Rustbolt Resistance (Vendor: Stolen Royal Vendorbot)
    Use: Deploy a holographic Rustbolt banner.

Source: Treasures and Rare Creatures
  • Eternal Palace Dining Set: Drop (Nazjatar)
    Use: Prepare for dinner.
  • Flopping Fish: Drop (Ankoan Supplies or Unshackled Supplies)
    Use: Place the fish down and kick it around.
  • Judgment of Mechagon: Drop
    Use:
    Create a hologram of King Mechagon.
  • Mechagonian Sawblades: Drop (Kill Saw)
    Use: Equipped with Mechagonian Steel Sawblades.
    “Cutting Edge Technology.”
  • Memento of the Deeps: Drop (Ankoan Supplies and Unshackled Supplies)
    Use: Place a seashell on the ground. Interacting with the memento fills you with memories of adventures in Nazjatar with your allies.
  • Ocean Simulator: Treasure (World Arcane Chest Drop)
    Use: Immerse yourself in the sounds of the ocean.
    “No matter where you are, find a moment of peace. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the seashore.”
  • Pearl of the Abyss: Drop
    Use: You feel compelled to place the dark pearl upon your head. . . why would you do that?!
  • Shadescale: Drop (Nazjatar: Shassera)
    Use: Grasp the shadows around the scale, and perceive the world as if it were midnight.

    “Holding the scale clouds your eyes in otherworldly night.”
  • Shirakess Warning Sign: Drop (Nazjatar: Tidemistress Leth’sindra)
    Use: Place a Warning Sign that lasts for 1 minute. A message can be carved into the sign, causing it to last for 1 hour and making it visible to other players.
  • Underlight Sealamp: Drop (Nazjatar)
    Use: Place the lamp.
  • Zanj'ir Weapon Rack: Drop (Nazjatar)
    Use: Equip a naga weapon.

Source: Vendors
  • Jar of Sunwarmed Sand: Vendor (Otela – Tanaris)
    Use: Sprinkle the dust, and perceive the world as if it were midday.
    “This sand has seen the noon sun of thousands of days.”
  • Symbol of Gral: Vendor (Nazjatar: Finder Pruc or Artisan Okata)
    Believe in Gral and be blessed. “The more that carry Gral’s symbol, the stronger the presence of the lost one grows.”


Tauren and Gnome Heritage Armor
Players with maximum-level (120) gnomes or tauren who are Exalted with their faction (Gnomeregan or Thunder Bluff respectively) will be able to embark on a new quest line for each race to learn more about their history. Once you complete your quest, you’ll gain a new Heritage Armor transmogrification set unique to your race and be able to show off your pride.

Players will also first need to complete the War Campaign quest Stay of Execution, on any character regardless of faction. Stay of Execution will be available shortly after the launch of Rise of Azshara.


Rise up to any challenge and show off the cog-nitive prowess of gnomish technology as you get ready to bolt into action in Mechagon and beyond.


Stand proud as you reconnect with your ancestors through a spirit journey to honor your tauren heritage.

Begin your journey by visiting the embassy in Orgrimmar or Stormwind after Rise of Azshara arrives.
by Published on 2019-06-06 09:18 PM

WoW Classic Beta - Known Issues List (Arathi Basin Updates -6/6/19)
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Added the following entries to the post above to reflect a few bugs that will be present when we turn on Arathi Basin this afternoon (6/6):

Arathi Basin:
  • There is no spell visual while players are in the process of capturing a flag
  • The scoreboard does not record the bonus honor that is granted for resource collection
  • Honor ranks are not shown on the scoreboard

Kotaku Article - Blizzard Cancels StarCraft First-Person Shooter to Focus on Diablo and Overwatch
According to a new article on Kotaku, rumor has it Blizzard canceled a StarCraft first-person shooter that has been in development for the past two years. Click the banner below to read the full article and Blizzard's response to it.


  • The cancellation was made in order to focus on Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2.
  • The canceled project was code-named Ares.
  • It was described as being similar to the Battlefield franchise, but in the StarCraft Universe.
  • According to sources, it was a massive shock that Blizzard canceled it as it was "looking quite good."
  • Nobody has been laid off as a result of the cancellation, but moved to the upcoming Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2.
  • Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 are expected to be announced at Blizzcon in the fall.
  • Overwatch 2 is rumored to have a large PvE element, and has been compared to Left 4 Dead.
  • Ares started as an experiment to do something with StarCraft on the Overwatch engine.
  • Blizzard has wanted to move as many games as possible to the same technology as the Overwatch engine to be more efficient.
  • Dustin Browder, who led Heroes of the Storm and StarCraft II, was supposed to be the director of the project.

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