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by Published on 2022-03-19 04:05 PM

Arena World Championship 2022 - Cup 1 EU & NA
Arena World Championship 2022 is back this weekend with the first of four separate open cups for Europe and North America, featuring $10,000 prize pool for each region.

AWC 2022 - Cup 1 Schedule


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Details

  • Venue: Online - YouTube.com/Warcraft
  • Regions: Europe and Americas
  • Dates:
    • March 18-19 - Cup 1
    • March 25-27 - Cup 2
    • April 1-3 - Cup 3
    • April 8-10 - Cup 4
  • Broadcast Start Time: 10:00 am PT
  • Prize Pool: $700,000 (USD) across the entire season and Global Finals
    • Cups $10,000 USD (per region per Cup)
  • Format: Double elimination, best of 5


Meet the Casters



by Published on 2022-03-19 01:05 AM

Patch 9.2 Hotfixes - March 18, 2022
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Characters
  • Players should no longer forget their Locus Shift travel points when they change factions.
    • Developers’ note: Players who incorrectly lost their Locus Shift teleports from this issue will have them restored the next time they zone into Zereth Mortis.

Classes
  • Death Knight
    • Abomination Limb (Necrolord Ability) should now be more consistent when trying to pull valid enemies when they are nearby enemies immune to the grip.
  • Druid
    • Guardian
      • (4) Set Bonus: The visual effect of Architect’s Aligner has been updated to prevent confusion with Mythic+ and raid mechanics.
    • Restoration
      • (2) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where Renewing Bloom would not be extended by Verdant Infusion (Runecarving Power).
  • Priest
    • Fixed an issue where mouseover macros would not work for Fae Guardians (Night Fae Ability).

Dungeons and Raids
  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Vigilant Guardian
      • Point Defense Drones will now cancel Searing Ablation while shutting down during the Exposed Core sequence.
    • Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener
      • Fixed a combat log display issue with pets.
    • Anduin Wrynn
      • Anduin’s health has been reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Fixed an issue that could cause the application of Domination’s Grasp to the Remnant of a Fallen King to be delayed.
    • Lords of Dread
      • Cloud of Carrion will now prefer targets without Biting Wounds.
      • Fixed an issue where Anguishing Strike could do damage more often than intended.
      • Fixed an issue where Cloud of Carrion could erroneously pass to the tank if it moved over a player inside Podtender (Dreamweaver Soulbind).
      • Several spells no longer hit pets.
    • Rygelon
      • Fixed an issue where certain mechanic’s visual effects would become hidden when Hunters Feign Death.
  • Mythic+
    • Encrypted Affix
      • Fixed an issue where Wo’s stealth effect would not apply to pets and guardians.
  • De Other Side
    • Mueh’zala
      • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Mueh’zala to perform the wrong animation when hit by certain player abilities.
  • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
    • Hylbrande
      • Fixed an issue where if a player disconnected while carrying Bypass Codes, the code rune would disappear and be inaccessible for the Sanitizing Cycle phase.

Quests
  • Players who tell Tal-Inara that they have been to Zereth Mortis before and have already met Pocopoc will now receive the Enlightened reputation they would miss out on by skipping those quests.
    • Developers’ note: Enlightened reputation is strongly tied to the Zereth Mortis campaign, and we felt it was unfair to have a high hidden cost associated with using the dialogue option that skips the Zereth Mortis introductory quests for players who’ve already completed the introduction on other characters. This change addresses that by making the choice net neutral with regard to Enlightened reputation.
by Published on 2022-03-18 06:10 PM

Liquid Claims World First Mythic Anduin
Mythic Anduin has been defeated by Liquid!

Scott and Twisted duo tanked Anduin from 1.7m health, with Scott soloing the boss from 250k health!



by Published on 2022-03-18 01:41 AM

Patch 9.2 Hotfixes - March 17th, 2022
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Creatures and NPCs

  • All scarabids and annelids in Zereth Mortis now use the updated burrow spell visual effect.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Fixed an issue when using the Ancient Console near Lords of Dread and Rygelon to teleport back to The Grand Design could place the player in combat.
    • Vigilant Guardian
      • Fixed an issue that would break player's ability to pick up the Unstable Orbs after they had used certain player abilities or mounts.
    • Artificer Xy'mox
      • Fixed and issue where the visual effect of Massive Blast did not accurately portray its damaging area.
    • Halondrus the Reclaimer
      • Fixed an issue that prevented Brewmaster Monk’s Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox from auto-casting Stomp.
    • Anduin Wrynn
      • Remorseless Winter damage reduced by 20% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Anduin's Hope health reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Anduin's Despair health reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Increased the amount of time it takes for Remnant of a Fallen King to reach maximum energy by an additional 2 seconds on Mythic difficulty.
      • Fixed an issue that made Lost Souls treat crowd control effects with PvP diminishing returns.
    • Rygelon
      • Fixed an issue which could cause Dark Eclipse to not trigger a Dark Eruption.
    • The Jailer
      • Player guardians, such as Fire Elemental, are now protected while players are affected by Rune of Compulsion.
      • Fixed an issue where Dominating Will could be removed via immunities. Dominating Will's heal absorb reduced by 10% on Normal difficulty and reduced by 20% on Heroic difficulty to account for the potential increase in difficulty of the ability.

Items and Rewards

  • Significantly reduced the respawn timer for the Sandworn Chest in the Endless Sands.

Quests

  • Characters who had the "Match Made in Zereth Mortis" quest incorrectly automatically completed and became blocked on the Campaign chapter will now have the quest available to them when they next zone into Zereth Mortis.
    • Developers’ note: Enterprising players who found a way to unlock all the teleporters in the area and proceed along the quest line without the quest will be allowed to proceed as normal, without needing to backtrack to this quest.
by Published on 2022-03-18 12:24 AM

Burning Crusade Classic: Zul'Aman is Now Open
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The next content update for Burning Crusade Classic, The Gods of Zul’Aman, is now available!



Muster your Forces on March 22:

The release of the content update for Burning Crusade Classic provides a variety of changes to help you prepare for your adventures within the heart of the one time capital of the Amani tribe—Zul'Aman.

Dungeon and Raid Updates

  • All Outland dungeons now have been adjusted to their final, reduced difficulty state.
  • Heroic dungeon keys now require Honored reputation (down from Revered).
  • Zephyr has made her way to the World’s End Tavern in Shattrath City, offering players who are Revered with Keepers of Time a free teleport to the Caverns of Time in Tanaris.

Epic Gem Updates

Magtheridon’s Black Sack of Gems and Jewelcrafter’s Brilliant Glass can now contain epic gems. Note that existing Brilliant Glasses and previously looted, unopened Black Sack of Gems will not contain epic gems.

Additional Updates

  • Primal Nether and Nether Vortex are no longer soulbound.
  • Nether Vortex can be purchased for Badges of Justice from G’eras in Shattrath.


Enter Zul'Aman and More March 24:

In the Eastern Kingdoms, just south of the once beautiful elven kingdom of Quel'Thalas, the eerie Ghostlands beckon would-be adventurers, daring them to enter the Amani stronghold of Zul'Aman.

Enter Zul'Aman

Bring your staunchest allies with you if you want to face the dangers within the heart of Zul’Aman and claim the treasures within.

The stronghold of Zul'Aman has stood for millennia as the Amani trolls' seat of power and bastion of the fearless, cunning warlord Zul'jin.

Zul'jin has spent several years plotting behind Zul'Aman's walls. Furious at the Horde for allowing his hated enemies, the blood elves, to join its ranks, he eagerly embraced a scheme that the witch doctor Malacrass proposed: to seal the power of the animal gods within the bodies of the Amani's strongest warriors.

Face the Warlord Zul’jin

Will time be on your side as you fight your way through Zul’Aman to defeat the devious warlord Zul’jin at the seat of power of the Amani trolls and stop him from exacting his deadly vengeance?

New 10 player raid: Zul’Aman

Defeat the devious warlord Zul’jin at the seat of power of the Amani trolls and stop him from exacting his deadly vengeance.

  • Raid bosses: 6 (Nalorakk, Akil'zon, Jan'alai, Halazzi, Hex Lord Malacrass, Zul'jin.)
  • Level: 70
  • Location: Ghostlands, Eastern Kingdoms

There is no attunement required to enter the instance. Zul’Aman has a 3-day reset lockout.

Timed challenge: Amani War Bear

Zul’jin and his lieutenants are holding several hostages in Zul’Aman. When you enter the instance, the Amani will begin preparations to terminate them. If you defeat one of Zul’jin’s lieutenants and reach a hostage before time runs out, you’ll be rewarded with an additional piece of loot and a timer extension—a brief stay of execution. Rescue all hostages, and your raid will be rewarded with one Amani War Bear epic mount.


Beyond Zul'Aman

Outland World Boss Changes

Doomlord Kazzak and Doomwalker are now more eager to share their spoils. Their loot is now Bind on Equip (from Bind on Pickup).

Badge of Justice Updates

The following bosses can now drop Badges of Justice, giving you more opportunities to obtain this valuable currency:

  • Doomlord Kazzak and Doomwalker
  • All bosses in Karazhan, Gruul's Lair, and Magtheridon's Lair
  • All bosses in Serpentshrine Cavern and Tempest Keep
  • All bosses in Zul'Aman

In addition, G’eras in Shattrath now has new, more powerful wares to offer in exchange for Badges of Justice.

Profession Updates

The following Leatherworking items can be trained or have their recipes purchased from Outland faction vendors:

  • Greater Drums
  • Knothide Quiver
  • Knothide Ammo Pouch

Zul'Aman's army grows more powerful by the day, hungry to exact vengeance in the name of its fearless leader, Zul'jin. Will you bear up to the challenge?

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