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by Published on 2021-02-19 05:14 PM

BlizzConline Scavenger Hunt - Win Coca-Cola Prizes!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
At BlizzConline, players will be able to participate in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win Coca-Cola prizes! The hunt will have you exploring the website, delving deep into panels, drawing on your Blizzard game knowledge, and more. To get ready, save a copy of the official Murloc Scavenger Hunt objectives list below, and make sure to keep it on hand while you enjoy the show.


Once you have your answers ready to go, submit them at the link below by 11:59 p.m. PST, February 21, 2021. 30 winners will be selected randomly from those who submitted a correct entry.


Prizing

30 winners will be randomly selected from correct entries to receive an Epic Pack of the Celebration Collection plus one of these awesome Coca-Cola prizes.

  • A Countertop Mini Fridge
  • A Grizzly 15qt Cooler
  • A Staples Pigeon X Coca-Cola collection hoodie
  • An illuminated sign

For complete official rules with prizing info, click here. Happy hunting!
by Published on 2021-02-19 05:12 PM

BlizzConline Preview - Wandering Ancient Mount
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Last year we collaborated with our World of Warcraft communities across the globe to create a new mount to gift all players with World of Warcraft: Shadowlands activated on their account and for those who purchase the expansion at a later date. After receiving hundreds of thousands of votes, the Wandering Ancient came out on top!

Not all ancients are interested in war or lore, some just want to travel the world! This arboreal nomad has traveled to many places and with each passing season embraces change, both in scenery and in the foliage atop its branches.

Watch the "World of Warcraft: Making of the Wandering Ancient Mount" panel on February 19 at 4:10 p.m. PST for a first glimpse of the mount set to make its way to eligible players in Q1 2021.

The Wandering Ancient is just one of many things we’ll be showcasing at BlizzConline, tune into BlizzConline later today to learn more about what’s coming to World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and WoW Classic!
by Published on 2021-02-18 02:46 PM

Upcoming Changes to the Ashran, Isle of Conquest, and Wintergrasp Epic Battlegrounds

9.0.5 PTR Changes - Updated February 18

Pre-show Sneak Peek - Read Up and Ready Up for BlizzConline™

Shadowlands: Chains of Domination and Burning Crusade: Classic
Blizzard appears to have posted PR information for some of their upcoming announcements.

Lots of spoilers below!


Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
The traitorous Sire Denathrius has been defeated . . . but the power of the Maw still grows. In Chains of Domination™, the upcoming first major content update for World of Warcraft®: Shadowlands, players will delve into new depths of the Jailer’s hopeless domain, seeking to understand the true nature of his malignant plans. Backed by the renewed might of the four Covenants, the champions of the Horde and the Alliance will take the fight for the Shadowlands to the seat of the Jailer’s power. But the Banished One has a terrible new champion in his service—a cruel instrument of despair conscripted by Sylvanas Windrunner, capable of instilling dread into the hearts of Azeroth’s heroes like no creature of the Shadowlands.

  • Discover the Mysteries of Korthia - The Jailer is searching for the key to fulfill his twisted designs—and he has pulled a fragment of a long-lost domain into the Maw itself to find it. Seek answers in ancient Korthia, the City of Secrets, and engage in new quests and outdoor activities.
  • The Covenants Strike Back - With the strength of the kyrian, night fae, necrolords, and venthyr restored, embark on a campaign to unite the four covenants—and together, launch an assault against the Jailer in his home territory.
  • Raid the Sanctum of Domination - Brave treacherous, unexplored reaches of Torghast in a new 10-boss raid: the Sanctum of Domination. Encounter the true Eye of the Jailer, turn the tide against the Tarragrue, and come face-to-face with the Banshee Queen herself in a fateful confrontation.
  • New Mega-dungeon - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market—Gather your party and discover exotic wares and strange creatures in an eight-boss Mythic mega-dungeon set in a bazaar of the mysterious Brokers, and culminating in a high-stakes heist to steal powerful artifacts from Azeroth.
  • And More - Gear up for Shadowlands Raid, Dungeon, and PvP Season 2, with a seasonal Mythic Keystone dungeon affix themed around the Jailer’s power; don new Covenant cosmetic armor sets that any class can wear; expand the powers of your Soulbinds and Conduits; add new mounts and pets to your menagerie; Unlock flying in the Covenants’ four domains; and much more.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Journey through the Dark Portal once again in World of Warcraft®: Burning Crusade Classic™! Originally released in January 2007, The Burning Crusade summoned the heroes of Azeroth to the shattered and fel-scarred realm of Outland to stop an invasion of the demonic Burning Legion. In 2021, Blizzard Entertainment’s recreation of the first World of Warcraft expansion will give players from around the world a chance to return to Outland as it once was to relive an era of timeless adventure—or experience what awaits beyond the Dark Portal for the first time.

  • Rediscover the Broken World of Outland – Flee the fel reavers who roam Hellfire Peninsula, dive deep beneath the swamps of Zangarmarsh to confront what lurks below, and clash with the demonic agents of the Burning Legion in the shadow of the Black Temple.
  • Join the Fight as a Blood Elf or Draenei – The ranks of the Horde and the Alliance grow! Fight for the Horde as the blood elves, seeking a new source of the arcane power that once sustained them, or join the Alliance as the draenei, exiles from Outland in search of a new home.
  • The Saga Unfolds Over Time – Content from the original game will roll out in phases, at a cadence paced for the WoW Classic community. Prepare for the opening of the Black Temple, gear up to confront the gods of Zul’Aman, and gather your allies to face the fury of the Sunwell.
  • Burning Crusade Features Reborn – Prove your prowess in the Arena PvP system, enhance your gear with the Jewelcrafting profession, take to the skies over Outland on flying mounts, choose whether to seek the aid of the Aldor or the Scryers of Shattrath, and much more.
  • Choose Your Era – Prior to Burning Crusade Classic’s release, WoW Classic players can decide whether to advance each of their characters to the Burning Crusade era with the rest of their realm, or to continue playing the original WoW Classic content on new Classic Era servers.
  • Included With Existing World of Warcraft Subscriptions – As with WoW Classic, anyone who subscribes to World of Warcraft can also play Burning Crusade Classic at no additional cost, giving players the freedom to enjoy multiple eras of Azeroth at their own pace.

Shadowlands - Chains of Domination




Burning Crusade Classic


by Published on 2021-02-18 02:30 PM

Upcoming Changes to the Ashran, Isle of Conquest, and Wintergrasp Epic Battlegrounds
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In next week’s Public Test Realm update, we’ll be making several adjustments to the Ashran, Isle of Conquest, and Wintergrasp epic battlegrounds.

Ashran

We’ve increased the player count again to make the battleground feel more epic. We also wanted to even out the Horde and Alliance sides of the map, especially at the start. The Tower Mages have had their difficulty lowered as they were a bit too impactful to the battleground. Additionally, we’ve reduced the cost to summon Fangraal and Kronus to help teams push the mid-lane more often.

  • Maximum player count per faction is now 35 (was 30).
  • Starting reinforcements are now 175 (was 150).
  • To allow both factions to have easier access to Star Root Tubers and Song Flowers, both these tasty treats will now spawn alongside each other in the Dark Woods and Root Den.
  • Artifact Fragment cost to summon Kronus and Fangraal reduced to 1500 (was 3000).
  • Horde and Alliance tower mages are now worth 30 Reinforcements when slain (was 50).
  • Horde and Alliance tower mages have had their spells adjusted:
    • Rylai Crestfall – Alliance Tower Mage
      • Northrend Winds now deals 15% of the target’s maximum health in Frost damage (was 200% Weapon damage).
      • Frostbolt now deals 8% of the target’s maximum health in Frost damage (was 100% Weapon damage).
      • Frostbolt Volley now deals 15% of the target’s maximum health in Frost damage (was 150% Weapon damage).
      • No longer casts Mass Polymorph.
    • Jeron Emberfall – Horde Tower Mage
      • Fireball now deals 8% of the target’s maximum health in Fire damage (was scaling damage).
      • Combustion Nova now deals 15% of the target’s maximum health in Fire damage (was scaling damage).
      • Ignite now deals 1% of the target’s maximum health in Fire damage (was scaling damage).
      • Living Bomb initial spell now deals 5% of the target’s maximum health in Fire damage (was scaling damage).
      • Living Bomb explosion now deals 15% of the target’s maximum health in Fire damage (was scaling damage).
      • Magma Blast cast by Jeron’s summoned Lava Fury now deals 5% of the target’s maximum health in Fire damage (was 200% Weapon damage).

Isle of Conquest

  • These changes are intended to discourage base-rushing and have all control points be important, not just Hangar.
  • Glaive Thrower health has been increased by 40%.
  • Alliance and Horde Commander health increased by 50%.
  • Demolisher health increased by 25%.
  • Catapult health increased by 100%.
  • The amount of siege damage required to break down keep walls has been increased by 20%.

Wintergrasp

  • Wintergrasp has been very defense-favored, so we’ve made the following adjustments to even out both sides of the playing field.
  • Broken Temple and Sunken Ring Workshops are now controlled by the attacking team when the battle starts.
  • Wintergrasp Wall, Wintergrasp Fortress Wall, and Wintergrasp Fortress Gate health has been reduced by 20%.
  • Destroying Towers reduces match time by 8 minutes (was 5 minutes).
  • Siege Engine’s Steam Rush ability deals 20-35% of a player’s health (was 30-45%).
  • Demolisher’s Hurl Boulder ability deals 20-25% of a player’s health (was 36%).
  • After 5 minutes, all players in the battleground who do not have a rank (including players who join late) will now be granted the rank of Corporal.

Thank you for your feedback! If you get a chance to check out the changes on the PTR, please let us know what you think in the PTR General Discussion forum.
by Published on 2021-02-18 02:23 PM

Patch 9.0.2 Hotfixes - February 18, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where Pointed Courage (Kleia Soulbind) could sometimes hit more than 5 targets when casting Blink or Roll through enemies.
  • Necrolord
    • Mama Tomalin is now able to wear Abominable Accessories.
  • Venthyr
    • Fixed an issue that allowed Theotar the Mad Duke (Soulbind) to serve tea to more than 4 allies with Wasteland Propriety when triggered by certain Venthyr class abilities.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Shriekwing
      • Fixed an issue causing Exsanguinating Bite to sometimes not hit her current target.
    • The Necrotic Wake
      • Discharged Anima and Discarded Shield effects will now cancel when a Mythic Keystone run begins.
      • Fixed an issue causing Winged Champions to die to damage from enemies.

Items and Rewards

  • Bosses now drop 33% more loot than before in all Timewalking raids.

Pet Battles

  • Shy Melvin no longer damages himself with Corrosion.

Player versus Player

  • Mage
    • Fixed an issue where the visual effect of an Orc mage’s Ring of Frost was appearing delayed to enemy players.

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