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by Published on 2019-07-29 06:59 PM

Patch 8.2.5 PTR Development Notes
It looks like Alliance will be getting the bee mount!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
A new content update for World of Warcraft is in development and will soon be available on the Public Test Realms (PTR). While not all features will be fully functional and available for testing, here’s a look at some of the new content coming in this version.

Worgen and Goblin Character Model Updates
First introduced in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, worgen and goblins are getting a long-anticipated suite of visual improvements to their character models. These updates include every aspect of how the worgen and goblins look—from their faces to their animations.

Celebrate 15 Years of World of Warcraft
This November marks the 15th anniversary of World of Warcraft, and we have some special things planned to celebrate the occasion. Players who log in during the event period will receive a celebration package in the mail with a Lil’ Nefarian pet and some other in-game goodies. Throughout the duration of the event, you’ll be able to participate in three unique raids with iconic encounters from past expansions along with an old-school-inspired Alterac Valley battleground. Players who defeat all nine bosses in the raid wings will receive the Obsidian Worldbreaker, a Black Dragonflight mount inspired by Deathwing. Players who participate in Alterac Valley will receive a new anniversary event currency which can be exchanged for two new mounts: the Stormpike Battle Charger (Alliance) and the Frostwolf Snarler (Horde).

A Fuzzy, Buzzy Mount
Alliance players rejoice – Stormsong Valley beekeepers have figured out how to grow ‘em big enough to ride! Barry the Beekeeper has some quests for you, so you should talk to him to get started on this honey of an adventure.

New Timewalking Raid: Firelands
When Cataclysm Timewalking is active, max-level players will be able to form a raid group and enter the Sulfuron Spire once more. As with previous Timewalking raids (Black Temple, Ulduar), your gear and power are scaled to the challenge, and all the bosses and rewards you expect lie in wait.

Introducing Party Sync
During this PTR we’re experimenting with a new mode that makes it easier for players in a party to do quests and play together: Party Sync. When players activate Party Sync, everyone in the party becomes aligned to the same quest state, including phases. By mousing over a quest in your tracker, you can see who is on the quest, what their progress is, and who’s ready to turn in the quest. There’s something else we’re going to try out on the PTR, a “replay” quest feature. This will allow players who have already completed certain quests to replay those quests with their friends for rewards that are appropriate to their current level, regardless of the original level of the quest.
We’re also relaxing level restrictions on queueing for instanced content with your friends. This allows lower-level players to queue for content in their level range, and higher-level players can choose to join them by having their level scaled down while they’re in the instance. This feature will be available for dungeon instances for PTR Week 1, with PvP instances being flagged in the following weeks. Please note that unlike Timewalking, when your level is scaled down via Party Sync you will temporarily lose access to abilities and powers (such as Azerite traits) with requirements that exceed your reduced level.

Recruit A Friend Returns
Coming in 8.2.5 is a revamped Recruit A Friend system. If you have active game time you’ll be able to recruit your friends—both brand-new to the game and returning champions—to share in your adventures. To do so, you’ll be able to use a new URL generation tool to create a custom link to give to your friends. By following the link, you’ll be connected to each other and will be able to see if they have purchased game time, resulting in rewards for you! For each month your recruits have active game time, you’ll earn a new reward such as unique pets, mounts, game time and more. These rewards unlock per month and scale with how many months your recruits have subscribed for. And, of course, with Party Sync you’ll be able to journey with your friends on any of your characters. We’ll have more information about Recruit A Friend rewards when we get closer to its release.

Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you on the 8.2.5 PTR!



Published on 2019-07-28 03:48 PM

Method World First Queen Azshara Kill
The Eternal Palace has been cleared on Mythic difficulty by Method! Congratulations to them!

The official Mythic Raid Leaderboard now has its first entry for this tier.



by Published on 2019-07-27 12:03 PM

Patch 8.2 Hotfixes - July 26th, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids
  • Fixed an issue where Beguiling Emissaries were not contributing to enemy forces in Tol Dagor and Siege of Boralus.
  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Radiance of Azshara
      • Radiance of Azshara can now be properly damaged by the Protection Paladin talent Blessed Hammer.
    • The Queen’s Court
      • Fixed a bug causing Rogues to be removed from stealth at the beginning of the fight.
    • Queen Azshara
      • Increased the time to complete Phase 3 to 180 seconds (was 120 seconds) on Mythic difficulty.
      • Fixed an issue that caused the first Overzealous Hulk to spawn with more health than intended in all difficulties.
      • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Titan Console extra action button to not appear during Phase 4 on all difficulties.
      • Titanic Machinations now alter the power of Ancient Wards and Wards of Power at a rate of 16 per second (was 21 per second) on Mythic difficulty.
      • Queen Azshara's minions Berserk at the beginning of Phase 4 of the encounter on Mythic difficulty. Phase 3 now ends automatically after 3 minutes (was 2 minutes).
  • Operation: Mechagon
    • King Mechagon
      • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Giga-Zap to ignore line of sight.

Followers and Missions
  • The first two Rank 3 Worldvein Essence missions ("Investigating the Rumors" and "Finding a Key") now indicate that completing them unlocks subsequent missions. Their base Azerite rewards were removed, and their bonus rewards have been increased.

Quests
by Published on 2019-07-26 01:46 AM

Patch 8.2 Hotfix for Tomorrow - Mythic Azshara Phase 3 Adds Beserk Timer
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We have a hotfix in testing that we intend to apply to change the Queen Azshara encounter tomorrow morning (PDT):

  • Queen Azshara’s minions now Berserk after 3 minutes in Phase 3 of the encounter on Mythic difficulty (was 2 minutes).

We’ll confirm when the hotfix is ready and going live tomorrow morning.
by Published on 2019-07-25 10:02 PM

Eternal Palace Race to World First Update
The race for world first continues with seven guilds currently working on Azshara! The best attempt so far has been Limit with just under 50%. The road block right now seems to be dealing with the three Tidemistress adds!









Patch 8.2 Hotfixes - July 25th, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids
  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Fixed an issue that could cause players to charge under the world while swimming in the Eternal Palace.
    • The door to Za'qul no longer opens until nearby enemies have been defeated.
    • The Queen’s Court
      • Fixed a bug where sometimes Frenetic Charge would not damage targets in certain situations in all difficulties.
    • Queen Azshara
      • Cyranus should no longer throw his Charged Spear if he is defeated just before throwing it.
      • Changed the magic school of Charged Spear from Arcane to Nature for all difficulties.
      • Reduced the duration of Arcane Vulnerability to 5 seconds (was 7 seconds) on Mythic difficulty.
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Beguiling Emissaries are no longer affected by Sanguine.
    • Void Touched Emissaries are now immune to Distract.

Items

Player versus Player

Quests
  • Fixed an issue where the Mechagon Reclamation Rig sometimes did not reset where it was previously completed.

World Quests
  • Bloodlust and other similar effects should no longer move runes offscreen during "Runelocked Chest".
  • "Vicemaul" can now be completed while the world quest "Naga Attack!" is active in the Timbered Strand in Drustvar.

King Mechagon Soloed by Rextroy
Rextroy managed to solo King Mechagon in Operation: Mechagon!


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