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by Published on 2021-11-09 11:19 PM

Burning Crusade Classic - Upcoming Free Character Transfers
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In the next couple of weeks, we intend to enable free character transfers for many Burning Crusade Classic realms. We’re planning to offer free transfers from all of the lowest-population BCC realms to any high-population realm of the same ruleset and region.

We will update this post to let you know all the details when we have the free character transfers underway.

Thank you!

Burning Crusade Classic - Raid Adjustments Discussion
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With weekly maintenance in each region, we’re applying some hotfixes to raid encounters as a step toward their final tuning.

Serpentshrine Caverns
  • Morogrim Tidewalker – Tidewalker Lurkers’ health has been reduced to their post-nerf values.
  • Lady Vashj – Persuasion no longer provides crowd control immunity.

Tempest Keep
  • Kael’thas Sunstrider – The encounter is now set to its post-nerf configuration.

Again, these adjustments will be live following maintenance tomorrow, November 9.

Upon further review, we’ve decided to give this at least a week and discuss it some more. We will not be implementing the changes above with maintenance.

We’ll continue to look for your feedback here and update you with our revised plan, if any, in the next couple of days.
by Published on 2021-11-09 12:56 AM

The Archivist' Codex 10k rep / hour
Rextroy has made a guide showing how to farm 10k reputation per hour with The Archivist' Codex. This is incredibly useful for anyone that wants to get the paragon mount (Tamed Mauler Harness), upgrade their conduits (Death-Bound Shard), or add sockets to their gear (Alloy-Warping Facetor).

In 9.1.5 they buffed the mobs inside the Rift in Korthia, they now drop Relic Fragments too! However most of them has quite poor droprate except the big elites called Famished Darkness. These has a similar loot table to rares in Korthia... The only difference is that they are much easier to farm, since there are a lot of them.

Their numbers are especially large in the Maw, which most people might not think about. You are also able to skip the root NPCs completely!

Depending on your Archivist's tier, they will drop different amount of relics. However at tier 5 you quite often see 3-4 Perplexing Rune-Cubes or Tattered Fae Designs, granting 150 research each...

Also keep in mind you need to be tier 4 to be able to keep buying the Repaired Riftkeys, but it goes quite fast these days to reach 4, also the rares in Korthia has quite a solid key droprate

By forming a party of 5, I was able to grind about 9250 reputation in 1 hour and 5 minutes, by maximizing the route and RNG, you can definitely reach 10k reputation an hour without too much trouble...

The most important is that you are early to grind it, before more people figure it out and starts to farm the Darkness!

Desmotaeron Animaflow Teleporter Unlock Requirement
Blizzard has shared how to unlock the Desmotaeron Animaflow Teleporter.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Transport to SoD/World boss?

Just curious where this is. Read elsewhere you buy something off Venari, but she didn’t have any related items. My rep with her is maxed. But I didnt do all her quests. Is that the issue? Im up to rule 5

To be clear, the Desmotaeron Animaflow is available to any of your characters as long as one of your characters has the Sanctum of Domination achievement.

If for some reason it’s still unavailable, you may need to log in on the character with the achievement at least once.

Dark Legacy Comics #795 - The Pirate
DLC #795 has been released!

by Published on 2021-11-09 12:09 AM

WoW Classic Season of Mastery Name Reservation Details
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On Thursday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m. PST, we’re opening Season of Mastery realms for name reservation. This will give players several days to create their main character and coordinate with others before the Season of Mastery begins on November 16.

To prepare for name reservation, select WoW Classic in your Launcher, and then ‘World of Warcraft Classic’ in the Game Version & Account list. Season of Mastery realms will appear in-game on a new ‘Seasonal’ tab in the WoW Classic realm selector.

During name reservation, you will be able to create a maximum of one character per WoW account. If you change your mind about anything after you’ve created your character, you can delete that character and create a new one on any available realm in your region. In this region, the initial realms for name reservation will be:

Location - Realm Name - Realm Type (NA Realms)
  • U.S. East - Barman Shanker - PvP
  • U.S. East - Jom Gabbar - PvP
  • U.S. East - Shadowstrike - Normal
  • U.S. West - Mutanus - PvP
  • U.S. West - Nightfall - PvP
  • U.S. West - Obsidian Edge - Normal
  • Australia - Lionheart - Normal
  • Australia - Swamp of Sorrows - PvP

Realm Name - Realm Type (EU Realms)
  • Bonescythe - PvP
  • Dreadnaught - PvP
  • Ironfoe - PvP
  • Kingsfall - Normal
  • Quel’Serrar - Normal

Please note that for name reservation, each realm is configured to allow a limited number of total characters created, and if a realm becomes full, that realm will no longer allow further names to be reserved. If realms are reaching a full state during name reservation, we may open additional realms as soon as November 12. Before opening additional realms, we will post notices in the World of Warcraft Classic discussion forum.

After Season of Mastery begins on November 16, the limits of one character per WoW account and the maximum number of characters allowed per realm will be removed.

For more information on Season of Mastery, check out our announcement here and our design intentions posts here and here.

Thank you!
by Published on 2021-11-06 01:15 AM

Covenant Signature and Class Abilities Macros

Patch 9.2 Encrypted Build
An encrypted Patch went live on the Vendor CDN today, meaning we'll likely see it on the PTR in the near future.

Patch 9.1.5 Hotfixes - November 5, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids
  • Tomb of Sargeras
    • Fixed an issue that would prevent progress to Kil'Jaeden after defeating Fallen Avatar too quickly.

Items and Rewards
  • Several Shadowlands on-use trinkets with cooldowns greater than 2 minutes have been updated to have their cooldowns reset when a raid boss encounter ends.
  • Traveler's Anima Cache can no longer be consumed by players who have not yet selected a Covenant causing the anima to be sent into the ether.

  • The level requirement to skip the Maw introduction is now 50 (was 48).
    • Developers’ note: We made this change to the level requirement because characters who skipped the Maw introduction at level 48 would end up being a level behind the Bastion introduction quest level requirements, thus leaving them in an awkward state of where to go next.

Diablo III Patch 2.7.2 PTR - Soul Shard Preview
Our friends over at DiabloFans previewed some of the new Soul Shards coming in Season 25.

by Published on 2021-11-05 08:42 PM

Covenant Signature and Class Abilities Macros
Starting with Patch 9.1.5, players can now swap covenants instantly with no cooldown once they reach Renown 80 (Renowned). If you are achievement hunting or farming mounts, pets, toys or transmog on different covenants, then the following macros will be handy!

Thanks to Belazriel for creating macros for all Covenant Signature and Class Abilities!

Covenant Signature Abilities
/cast Door of Shadows
/cast Soulshape
/cast Fleshcraft
/cast Summon Steward
/run local G=GetSpellInfo SetMacroSpell(GetRunningMacro(), G"Door of Shadows" or G"Soulshape" or G"Fleshcraft"or G"Summon Steward")

Death Knight
/cast Shackle the Unworthy
/cast Swarming Mist
/cast Abomination Limb
/cast [@cursor] Death's Due
/run local G=GetSpellInfo SetMacroSpell(GetRunningMacro(), G"Shackle the Unworthy" or G"Swarming Mist" or G"Abomination Limb"or G"Death's Due")

Demon Hunter
/cast Elysian Decree
/cast Sinful Brand
/cast Fodder to the Flame
/cast The Hunt
/run local G=GetSpellInfo SetMacroSpell(GetRunningMacro(), G"Elysian Decree" or G"Sinful Brand" or G"Fodder to the Flame"or G"The Hunt")

/cast Kindred Spirits
/cast Ravenous Frenzy
/cast Adaptive Swarm
/cast Convoke the Spirits
/run local G=GetSpellInfo SetMacroSpell(GetRunningMacro(), G"Kindred Spirits" or G"Ravenous Frenzy" or G"Adaptive Swarm" or G"Convoke the Spirits")

/cast [@cursor] Resonating Arrow
/cast Flayed Shot
/cast Death Chakram
/cast [@cursor] Wild Spirits
/run local G=GetSpellInfo SetMacroSpell(GetRunningMacro(), G"Resonating Arrow" or G"Flayed Shot" or G"Death Chakram"or G"Wild Spirits")

/cast Radiant Spark
/cast Mirrors of Torment
/cast Deathborne
/cast Shifting Power
/run local G=GetSpellInfo SetMacroSpell(GetRunningMacro(), G"Radiant Spark" or G"Mirrors of Torment" or G"Deathborne"or G"Shifting Power")

/cast Weapons of Order
/cast Fallen Order
/cast Bonedust Brew
/cast Faeline Stomp
/run local G=GetSpellInfo SetMacroSpell(GetRunningMacro(), G"Weapons of Order" or G"Fallen Order" or G"Bonedust Brew"or G"Faeline Stomp")

/cast Divine Toll
/cast Ashen Hallow
/cast Vanquisher's Hammer
/cast Blessing of the Seasons
/run local G=GetSpellInfo SetMacroSpell(GetRunningMacro(), G"Divine Toll" or G"Ashen Hallow" or G"Vanquisher's Hammer"or G"Blessing of the Seasons")

/cast Boon of the Ascended
/cast Mindgames
/cast Unholy Nova
/cast Fae Guardians
/run local G=GetSpellInfo SetMacroSpell(GetRunningMacro(), G"Boon of the Ascended" or G"Mindgames" or G"Unholy Nova"or G"Fae Guardians")

/cast Echoing Reprimand
/cast Flagellation
/cast Serrated Bone Spike
/cast Sepsis
/run local G=GetSpellInfo SetMacroSpell(GetRunningMacro(), G"Echoing Reprimand" or G"Flagellation" or G"Serrated Bone Spike"or G"Sepsis")

/cast Vesper Totem
/cast Chain Harvest
/cast Primordial Wave
/cast Fae Transfusion
/run local G=GetSpellInfo SetMacroSpell(GetRunningMacro(), G"Vesper Totem" or G"Chain Harvest" or G"Primordial Wave"or G"Fae Transfusion")

/cast Impending Catastrophe
/cast Decimating Bolt
/cast Soul Rot
/cast Scouring Tithe
/run local G=GetSpellInfo SetMacroSpell(GetRunningMacro(), G"Impending Catastrophe" or G"Decimating Bolt" or G"Soul Rot"or G"Scouring Tithe")

/cast Spear of Bastion
/cast Conqueror's Banner
/cast Ancient Aftershock
/run local G=GetSpellInfo SetMacroSpell(GetRunningMacro(), G"Spear of Bastion" or G"Conqueror's Banner"or G"Ancient Aftershock")

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