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by Published on 2020-12-17 04:53 AM

Patch 9.0.2 Hotfixes - December 16, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Achievements

  • Baine can now be targeted by snowballs in Oribos for the Scrooge achievement. Happy Winter's Veil!

Adventures

  • While progressing through the Adventures campaign, certain Maw Adventures now have fixed difficulty and availability.

Classes


Covenants

  • Fixed an issue where training dummies in covenant sanctums would keep players in combat for too long.
  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where Alexandros Mograine could fail to appear during the Kyrian Campaign quest "An Expected Visitor."
  • Night Fae
    • A cinematic now plays when earning Dreamweaver as a Soulbind.
    • Fixed an issue where Night Fae players who abandon the quest "The Garden of Night" would be unable to see Qadarin to accept it again.
    • Fixed an issue during the Night Fae campaign quest "Broken Webs" where Qadarin would not be near the player after relogging.
    • Fixed an issue where Qadarin would be unavailable to turn in the Night Fae quest "Spriggan Snares" if players had turned in "A Little Pruning" and "Broken Webs" first.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Oranomonos the Everbranching's Dirge of the Fallen Sanctum ability no longer hits players who are not in combat with it.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Lady Inerva Darkvein
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the UI Widget from displaying how many Anima Containers are open.
    • Sludgefist
      • Fixed an issue where Chain Slam would sometimes hit players twice.
      • Fixed an issue where Giant Fists would sometimes not hit the closest player to Sludgefist’s melee target.
    • Sire Denathrius
      • Fixed an issue where Druids could cancel their shapeshift forms to escape the reduced movement speed effect from March of the Penitent.
  • Plaguefall
    • Fixed an issue where Plaguebound Devoted could sometimes fail to contribute to the Enemy Forces requirements on Mythic Keystone difficulty
  • Sanguine Depths
    • General Kaal
      • Fixed an issue where Piercing Blur images could turn and dash in an unintended direction.

Items and Rewards

  • Puremind Piercer now has appropriate secondary stats.
  • Increased the healing from Heavy Shrouded Cloth Bandage and Shrouded Cloth Bandage.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the Decanter of Anima-Charged Winds trinket from hitting physically large enemies.
  • The Unbound Changeling trinket now triggers more reliably.
  • Players can now change the stats of Unbound Changeling as many times as they like, but they still have one chance per day to get the all stats transformation.

Quests

  • "The Great Vault" quest can now be completed while in a raid group.
  • The quest "Lead the Way" will no longer become blocked by members of the opposite faction.
  • Fixed an issue where progress would not display for the quest "Observing Arenas."
  • Skaggldrynk can once again be used by players in Vault of the Wardens to complete the quest "Vault of the Wardens: Demon's Bile", regardless of their level.

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Adjusted the per-player health scaling on Soulsteel Colossus to bring his overall combat duration down to a reasonable level.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Corrected an issue that could cause actors in a flashback scene triggered by returning the Runecarver's memories to fail to display correctly.
  • Empowered enemies at the end of a floor now have more delay in between their basic magic damage spells.
  • Reduced the amount of damage some area of effect spells were doing to party sizes greater than 1.
  • Reduced the maximum number of targets a Deadsoul Echo can fire Discordant Barrage at.
  • Reduced the visual clutter intensity of Discordant Barrage.
  • Goxul the Devourer
    • Time between casts of Mass Devour increased to 36 seconds (was 18 seconds).
    • Health and damage reduced by 10%.

World Quests

  • The Tea Tales series of World Quests in Revendreth should now correctly continue to appear for players who have completed all 4 characters' tales. Theotar apologizes profusely for his inadvertent rudeness in neglecting your previous invitations.

WoW Classic

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Cryptstalker 4-Set bonus effect to sometimes place the Hunter back in combat after using Feign Death.
  • Warlock's Plagueheart 4-Set bonus effect now properly affects Corruption damage.
  • Mage's Enigma 5-Set bonus effect now activates when Arcane Missiles are resisted.
  • Mage's Enigma 2-Set bonus effect now always functions while talented into Arcane Concentration.
by Published on 2020-12-16 03:36 AM

Patch 9.0.2 Hotfixes - December 15, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes
  • Demon Hunter
    • Unnatural Malice (Night Fae Conduit) has its effect reduced by 50% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Chaos Strike (Rank 3) now correctly affects Annihilation.
    • Corrected an issue where the main hand portion of Chaos Strike was dealing too little damage.
    • Vengeance
      • Fixed an issue preventing Vengeance Demon Hunters from casting Elysian Decree (Kyrian ability) outside of the Shadowlands when talented into Concentrated Sigils.
  • Druid
    • Kindred Spirits (Kyrian Ability) added damage will no longer incorrectly remove Spell Reflection from the target.
    • Casting Convoke the Spirits (Night Fae Ability) while under the effects of Mass Invisibility will now cause Mass Invisibility to drop.
    • Convoke the Spirits (Night Fae Ability) will no longer target totems.
    • Starfall no longer damages a target that was crowd controlled immediately before the star lands.
    • Frenzied Regeneration provided with Guardian Affinity (Talent) is no longer incorrectly put on cooldown when Heart of the Wild (Talent) ends.
    • Dash no longer incorrectly removes Stampeding Roar.
    • Balance
      • Twin Moons (Talent) will no longer cast the second Moonfire at totems.
      • Zandalari Trolls will no longer display a duplicate visual effect when casting Celestial Alignment.
  • Priest
    • Divine Image (Legendary Effect) will no longer cause other pets and guardians such as your Steward to attempt to cast spells.

Covenants
  • Kyrian

    • Fixed an issue where some quests in the Kyrian Covenant Campaign chapter "Among the Kyrian" would display as incomplete for players who joined the Kyrian from another covenant and did not do certain optional quests. Players in this state should visit Oribos to have their status updated.
    • Fixed an issue where players who disconnect during the Kyrian Campaign quests "Aerial Advantage" and "Trouble on the Western Front" would fall to their deaths on login.
    • Fixed an issue where players who disconnect during the Kyrian Campaign quest "Stronger Together" would be unable to reach the Zerekriss.
    • Fixed an issue where players could not get back to the Zerekriss to accept the Kyrian Campaign quest "Fight and Flight" if they left the area.
    • Fixed an issue where voice over narrations would overlap with a nearby World Quest during the Kyrian Covenant Campaign quest "Stronger Together."
  • Necrolord
    • Fixed an issue where players who changed covenants to join the Necrolords could be unable to turn in certain quests to Draka.
  • Night Fae
    • Fixed an issue during the Night Fae Campaign in the "Night Warrior's Curse" chapter where players would be unable to accept both "Broken Webs" after accepting "A Little Pruning" from Qadarin.

Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • Huntsman Altimor
      • Increased the distance of Spreadshot on all difficulties.
    • Artificer Xy’mox
      • Resolved an issue in which Artificer Xy'mox's door may remain closed during a soft reset scenario.
    • Council of Blood
      • Fixed an issue where Danse Macabre’s spotlight visual effect would sometimes not appear.
    • Sludgefist
      • Fixed an issue where Sludgefist's Giant Fists were not hitting the secondary target for the correct amount of damage.
      • Sludgefist's melee attack damage has been decreased by 18% on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Stone Legion Generals
      • Ravenous Feast no longer targets players afflicted with Wicked Mark unless there are no other options.
      • Wicked Blade no longer targets players stunned by Ravenous Feast unless there are no other options.
  • Halls of Atonement
    • Inquisitor Sigar has earned more experience from all the Tormented Souls he communed with and is now level 61 (was level 60).
  • Plaguefall
    • Venomous Snipers no longer have the Venompiercer ability.
      • Developers’ note: This change was targeted at lowering the complexity and difficulty of the mechanics near Domina Venomblade's platform, particularly for melee roles.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Fixed an issue where players could fail to force Devos back down out of her air phase when she’s flying on the far left or right.
    • Fixed an issue where players could cause Devos to enter combat before Oryphrion is defeated.
    • Ventunax
      • Shadowhirls now provide additional warning before activating during the encounter.

Items and Rewards
  • Max-level vendor water and Mage conjured Mana Buns ramp up mana regeneration faster so they’re consistent with other types of max-level water.
  • The Raw Dream Silk will no longer be hidden if the Ardenweald World Quest "Spriggan Riot" is active.
  • Fixed an issue which allowed Charm of Eternal Winter’s mind control effect to work on shapeshifted Druids.
  • Increased the Physical damage from the Viscera of Coalesced Hatred trinket by 43%.

Player Vs Player
  • Battle for Azeroth Assaults no longer award Conquest.

Quests
  • Resolved an issue where the stairway to complete the quest "Sustain, In Vain" was blocked off.
  • Reduced Entropic Cascade’s visual effects during the Lightforged Draenei Allied Race quest “The Lightforged.”

Torghast
  • If you return to life in Torghast, the enemies that previously caused your demise will let you take the first swing before attacking you.

WoW Classic
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Crystalline Tear required for the quest “Long Forgotten Memories” to sometimes become unresponsive after a player previously on the quest did not complete the quest event correctly.
by Published on 2020-12-16 03:33 AM

Winter Veil 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The fine folks of Smokywood Pastures aren’t letting a little thing like war between the Horde and the Alliance get in the way of spreading holiday cheer—or gaining a bit of profit. Winter Veil has begun in Azeroth, and with it come all the fripperies, fineries, and delectable comestibles of the holiday.

When: December 16 – January 2
Where: Initial holiday quests can be found in Orgrimmar and Ironforge, but festive decorations can be found throughout the world.

New this year!


Take a magical sleigh ride with your friends over Orgrimmar or Ironforge! Don’t forget to take a S.E.L.F.I.E. to preserve the moment!


Stop by the Smokeywoods Pastures cart in Ironforge or Orgrimmar and click on Greatfeather Pepe to obtain A Tiny Winter Hat. When you summon Pepe to join you on your adventures, he may just show up in the perfect Winter Veil outfit complete with a tiny beard.

Festive Favorites
Let your spirit be light by stepping into one of the Giant Snow Globes* found outside of the Ironforge Bank, in Orgrimmar overlooking the Valley of Wisdom, or in the Broken Isles in Dalaran. It’s a truly transformative experience letting your inner Greatfather Winter helper out. A little /dance will spread the joy to those around you.**

The Abominable Greench is (still) a mean one, but we’re sure that once you’ve filled up on the fine foods and beverages from Smokywood Pastures, you’re bound to put a stop to his reign of terror in the Hillsbrad Foothills. The quest You’re a Mean One… is now available to players level 60 and up.

There are plenty of holiday hats to be found on a variety of bosses from dungeons in the Broken Isles, Northrend, and more. You just need to decide which color hat you want. Will it be green or red?

Make sure to check in on December 25 to see what presents Greatfather Winter has left for you.

Learn more of what the Feast of Winter Veil has to offer in Wowhead’s holiday guide and in WoW Pet Guide.

*May experience some shrinkage with use.
**Please /dance responsibly. Side effects include joy and laughter. Wait at least 30 minutes after eating Smokywood Pastures fine festive foods to avoid unpleasant side effects.

Feast of Winter Veil 2020
Winter Veil is live from today until January 2nd.



2020 Highlights



2018 Changes and Additions




Changes in 2017


Merry Supplies
Introduced in Warlords of Draenor, Merry Supplies are used to purchase decorative items for your Garrison on Draenor during Winter Veil. Though garrisons are now irrelevant, two items from the event worth getting are Savage Gift, which has a rare chance to contain the Minion of Grumpus mount, and the Crashin’ Trashin Killdozer Controller needed for the Iron Armada achievement. You can get Merry Supplies by completing dailies from Pizzle for Horde and Almie for Alliance and spend them with Izzy Hollyfizzle located in your Garrison.

Daily Quests

Vendor - All items cost 5 Merry Supplies


Cosmetic Items
With the introduction of the Apperance Tab, several of the cosmetic items that can be used for transmog can now be saved to your account. These include:


Stolen Present
The Stolen Present is a reward for completing the daily You’re a Mean One… and plays an important role if you are looking to fill up your toy and pet collection, along with a chance at the Miniature Winter Veil Tree. To start the quest, go to the Growless Cave located in Alterac Valley in Hillsbrad Foothills and talk to the Strange Snowman.

Miscellaneous

Pets

Toys


Smokeywood Pastures Special Gift
The followup after completing You’re a Mean One… for the first time is A Smokywood Pastures’ Thank You. It is important to do this quest as it is only available one time per character and awards Smokeywood Pastures Special Gift which may contain several profession plans as well as a rare chance at Illusion: Winter's Grasp and Illusion: Flames of Ragnaros. Also after completing this quest, you will be mailed the Winter Veil Disguised Kit toy.



Additional Pets
There are also 5 additional pets that can be acquired during the holiday, 4 in the Gaily Wrapped Present under the Winter Veil tree and Grumpling found in the snow piles in Frostfire Ridge.



Achievements
There are 16 achievements for the Winter’s Veil holiday, 11 required for the meta achievement Merrymaker that will award you with the title ‘Merrymaker’ and 5 that are separate. Merrymaker is required to complete What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been meta achievement for the Violet Proto-Drake Mount.

Merrymaker Achievements
  • On Metzen - Save Metzen the Reindeer.
  • Fa-la-la-la-Ogri’la - Complete the Bomb Them Again! quest while mounted on a flying reindeer during the Feast of Winter Veil.
  • The Winter Veil Gourmet - Use your culinary expertise to produce a Gingerbread Cookie, Winter Veil Egg Nog and Hot Apple Cider.
  • A Frosty Shake - Use your Winter Veil Disguise Kit to become a snowman and then dance with another snowman in Dalaran.
  • Simply Abominable - Complete the quest to retrieve Smokywood Pastures' stolen treats and receive a Smokywood Pastures' Thank You.
  • Bros. Before Ho Ho Ho’s - Use Mistletoe on the Horde/Alliance "Brothers" during the Feast of Winter Veil.
  • 'Tis the Season - Wear 3 pieces of winter clothing and eat Graccu's Mince Meat Fruitcake.
  • Let It Snow - Use a Handful of Snowflakes on each of the race/class combinations.
  • He Knows If You’ve Been Naughty - Open one of the presents underneath the Winter Veil tree.
  • With a Little Helper from My Friends - Earn 50 honorable kills as a Little Helper from the Winter Wondervolt Machine.
  • Scrooge - Throw a snowball at Baine Bloodhoof/Muradin Bronzebeard during the Feast of Winter Veil.


Off-meta Achievements
  • Iron Armada - Collect all five toys that are part of the Crashin' Thrashin' "Iron Armada" set.
  • The Danger Zone - Shoot down another player's Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer with yours.
  • A-Caroling We Will Go - Use your Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater to carol in enemy capital cities during the Feast of Winter Veil.
  • BB King - Pelt the enemy leaders listed.
  • Crashin’ & Thrashin’ - Gain 25 crashes with your Crashin' Thrashin' Racer during the Feast of Winter Veil.
by Published on 2020-12-15 09:13 PM

Canadian Dollar (CAD) Price Change for World of Warcraft Game Time (Excludes Subscriptions)
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
As World of Warcraft is played around the world, we regularly conduct reviews of the prices of our games and services in all currencies. From time to time, it’s necessary to make changes to certain pricing based on a variety of factors, including global and regional market conditions. After a careful evaluation, we wanted to provide notice that we’ll soon be adjusting the Canadian dollar (CAD) for World of Warcraft Game Time. Please note that currently, the CAD pricing to purchase WoW subscriptions and WoW Tokens will be unaffected by this price change.

The new CAD pricing for World of Warcraft Game Time, listed below, goes into effect today, December 16. This will affect future purchases, so any Game Time that has already been purchased for an account will not be affected by this.

180 Days Game Time - $115.99
90 Days Game Time - $61.49
30 Days Game Time - $21.99

To align with the new cost of 30 days of Game Time, when a WoW Token is purchased on the in-game auction house, it will be redeemed for $21.99 CAD of Battle.net Balance.

We know that people have many of options for entertainment, and we never take pricing adjustments such as this lightly. We appreciate that players choose to spend their time with World of Warcraft, and we are committed to ensuring the game continues to provide Canadian players with great entertainment value.

If you would like to review your World of Warcraft Game Time and payment method, you can do so through Blizzard Account Management at any time.
by Published on 2020-12-15 05:02 PM

US Maintenance - The US server maintenance has been extended to 1PM Pacific Time.

Free Character Transfers Closing on December 17
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On November 28, we enabled the Free Character Transfer service for players who have characters on high population realms that were experiencing consistent, extended queues.

  • Free Character Transfers will be closed for all realms after 11:00 a.m. PST (2:00 p.m. EST; 20:00 CET) on Thursday, December 17.


We strongly suggest that any players who intend to use a Free Character Transfer do so as soon as possible. If this service is available on your realm, you’ll find it in the Services section of the Shop on your character selection screen for that realm.

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