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by Published on 2018-01-17 05:04 AM

Patch 7.3.5 - Alliance and Horde Epilogue Cinematics

Black Qiraji War Tank
Muffinus let players know that the Black Qiraji War Tank is a reward for players that already had the Scarab Lord title.

While you can no longer obtain this mount, you can get the Red and Blue version temporarily from the Call of the Scarab micro-holiday.

Upgrade Your Account Security and Get a Backpack Upgrade
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We take account security seriously, and we know you do, too. So, when you add Blizzard SMS Protect to your account along with either the Blizzard Authenticator (physical or mobile app), you’ll gain four extra bag slots—account-wide—in each character’s main backpack. You’ll be able to hold a little more stuff as you adventure through Azeroth, and keep that stuff safer from scoundrels and thieves.

What Is Blizzard SMS Protect?
Blizzard SMS Protect lets you perform certain account actions from your mobile phone (such as removing your Authenticator), and can be set up to provide you with account activity notifications. All you need is a supported text-enabled cell phone to get started.

What can SMS Protect do for you?

  • Unlock your Blizzard account
  • Remove a damaged or lost Blizzard Authenticator
  • Recover your account name
  • Reset your password

In addition, you can turn on alerts to have text messages sent directly to your phone notifying you of certain kinds of account activity, like password changes and security feature additions or removals.

These text messages are an easy way to help protect your account from unauthorized access and changes.

Remember, you can further safeguard your account by never sharing your password, using unique passwords on each site you visit, and staying aware of potential email and phishing scams.

For more information on Blizzard SMS Protect and a link to set it up, visit the FAQ.

Learn more about what you can do to help safeguard your account by reviewing our security checklist.

Where Can I Get the Blizzard Authenticator?
Don’t have an Authenticator on your account? Download the free Blizzard Authenticator mobile app for iOS or Android, or purchase a physical Blizzard Authenticator from the Blizzard Gear Store. Visit the Blizzard Authenticator article for more information, or head to the setup page to get started after you’ve downloaded the app.

As an additional bonus, when you add an Authenticator to your account, you’ll find the always feisty and fiery Core Hound Pup in-game pet waiting for you.
by Published on 2018-01-17 12:44 AM

Antorus LFR Wing 4, Matron Folnuna, Na'zak the Fiend, Pet Battle Bonus Event

Patch 7.3.5 - Alliance and Horde Epilogue Cinematics
Patch 7.3.5 is live and new epilogue cinematics are available. Spoilers below!

by Published on 2018-01-17 12:30 AM

Patch 7.3.5 Live Now

Update: The quests Fuel of a Doomed World and Invasion Onslaught on Argus now reward 1000 reputation with both the Army of the Light and Argussian Reach reputations, up front 250.

Antorus - LFR Wing 4 Opens This Week
Antorus, the Burning Throne LFR Wing 4 opens this week!

WoW Antorus, the Burning Throne Boss Strategies and Loot List

Argus the Unmaker Guide - WoW Antorus, the Burning Throne Boss Strategies and Loot List

Greater Invasion - Matron Folnuna
Matron Folnuna is up this week!

World Boss - Na'zak the Fiend
Na'zak the Fiend is up this week. If you are an alchemist without Recipe: Potion of Prolonged Power he is the source for this recipe.

Weekly Bonus Event - Pet Battles
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
An extra weekly quest and rewards are here— the Pet Battles bonus event is underway!

This Week
All week, get out there and fight with your mighty minions. When the time comes to take on other players, open your Pet Journal and hit the “Find Battle” button to be matched up with an opponent whose team is competitive with yours.

Look for the following all week long:

by Published on 2018-01-16 01:09 PM

Update: Maintenance has been extended until 5 PST.

Patch 7.3.5 Live this Week
Patch 7.3.5 brings old world leveling scaling, Ulduar Timewalking, Silithus quests, legendary tokens, the Seething Shore Battleground and more!

Allied Races are not going live this week! Much of the data for them is in the patch, so we may see them later as a pre-order bonus.

Official Notes
The official notes have been released.

Alliance and Horde Epilogue Cinematics
The Alliance and Horde Epilogue Cinematics were unlocked when the patch went live.

Legendary Item Changes
You can now turn in 1000 x Wakening Essence for Purified Titan Essence and 300 for Awoken Titan Essence.

Wakening Essence reward sources now reward roughly 6x more than they did in Patch 7.3.2. For example, your first daily heroic dungeon now rewards 30, up from 5.

Mythic Plus Battle Resurrections
Combat resurrections in Mythic+ dungeons will now function similarly to the way they currently do in raids.

  • Combat resurrections start with 1 charge for the group and gain a new charge every 10 minutes.
  • Raise Ally, Rebirth, Soulstone and Hunter battle resurrections all share the same charges.
  • You can accumulate a total of 5 charges at a time, however, it would take 40 minutes to reach this point.

New Battleground - Seething Shore
Seething Shore will become available as the story in Silithus unfolds. This new battleground takes place in Silithus and features the Horde and Alliance descending upon the wound that Sargeras put in Azeroth to fight over Azerite bubbling to the surface.

Zone Scaling and XP Changes
Every zone through Draenor now use the level scaling system introduced in Legion. All corresponding dungeons and the rewards therein now scale. XP required to level has been adjusted as well.

NPC Health Changes
Along with all of the leveling and XP changes, the health of NPCs (including bosses in old raids) have been increased.

  • Vanilla - 288% increase @ lvl 63. 25% at lvl 10, 119% @ lvl 20, 183% @ lvl 30, 222% @ lvl 40, 263% @ lvl 50
  • Burning Crusade - 261% increase @ lvl 73, 310% @ lvl 65
  • Wrath of the Lich King - 237% increase @ lvl 83, 291% @ lvl 75
  • Cataclysm - 185% increase @ lvl 88, 228% @ lvl 85
  • Mists of Pandaria - 341% @ lvl 93
  • Warlords - 92% increase @ lvl 103
  • Legion - Same

Flying Changes During Leveling
Expert Riding now unlocks the ability to fly in all zones prior to Draenor.

The following requirements have been removed from the game:

Draenor Pathfinder and Broken Isles Pathfinder, Part Two still need to be completed to unlock flying.

Legion Epilogue - Silithus: The Wound
Players who have defeated Argus in Antorus will be able to continue the Legion story quest chain into Silithus. Look for this new questline upon logging in.

Ogmot the Mad is a new rare elite ogre in Silithus that drops Ogmot's Dream Journal. This journal contains 10 pages that detail the events of a nameless person who deals with the whispers of the Old Gods. See the full post for more details.

Ulduar Timewalking
Ulduar Timewalking will be available when the Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking week rolls around on February 18, 2018.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
A long-forgotten evil has awakened once more. Travel back in time with 10-30 other adventurers to cleanse Ulduar of Yogg-Saron’s evil influence. While you journey through this memorable Wrath of the Lich King raid, your character will be scaled to player level 80.

Your fate is sealed. The end of days is finally upon you and ALL who inhabit this miserable little seedling. Uulwi ifis halahs gag erh'ongg w'ssh.

Achievement Changes
Check out the full list of achievement changes.

  • All existing 10-player and 25-player Ulduar Achievements have been moved to the Legacy -> Raids tab.
  • Anyone who earned either the 10- or 25-player versions of the Ulduar Achievements should receive the new Achievement upon logging in.
  • The new Glory of the Ulduar Raider Achievement should now award both the Rusted Proto-Drake and the Ironbound Proto-Drake mounts.
  • Old achievements that required you to complete a number of quests in a zone have been changed to require you to complete the story quests instead.
  • Allied Race achievements, more Prestige achievements, Legion Season 7, Seething Shore, New Pet Battle PvP achievements and were added.

Increased Bag Space
Attaching an authenticator to your account will increase the size of your initial backpack by 4 slots.

Druid Lunarwing Flight Form Sit Animation
The Druid Lunarwing flight form now has a sitting animation! You can see the Night Elf, Tauren, Troll, and Worgen versions of the animation in the modelviewer.

Profession Leveling
Profession leveling has been streamlined:

Faction Leader Model Updates
Gallywix got a new Azerite cane topper and ring! You can see the old model on the right in the image below.

New Icons and UI Elements

New Loading Screen

New Maps

Patch 7.3.5 - New Music and VO
Patch 7.3.5 adds some new music and VO. Be sure to check out the Allied Race VO as well.

Call of the Scarab Temporary Mounts
Several new Silithid mounts are available for the Call of the Scarab micro holiday! These mounts only last for a few days and are bag slot items much like the Magic Broom from the Hallow's End Event.

New Racial Icons at Character Creation Screen
The icons on the character creation menu have all received face lifts!

New Command Boards
The command boards in Orgrimmar and Stormwind have received visual upgrades on top of a new UI. They use the same menu now that we used to choose our artifact weapons and your options change as you level up. You also get a small picture and a brief description of the zone and what the story will contain.

Alliance Embassy
An embassy for Allied Races has been added to Stormwind. Allied Races cannot be unlocked yet, but you can see the requirements to unlock them inside.

Lightforged Draenei Requirements

Void Elves Requirements

Horde Embassy
An embassy for Allied Races has been added to Orgrimmar. Allied Races cannot be unlocked yet, but you can see the requirements to unlock them inside.

Highmountain Tauren Requirements

The Nightborne Requirements

The Nighthold Updates
The uninstanced version of the Nighthold has seen some changes, becoming more of a small faction hub. Both Alliance and Horde can visit as of now. There are teleport stations that lead to Dalaran and Orgrimmar usable by the Horde as well as all of your favorite characters from the Suramar campaign, such as Thalyssra and Theryn. Pandaren monks have also arrived to teach the Nightborne the ways of the Monk class.

Thunder Totem Updates
While most of the Bloodtotem tribe became corrupted by the Legion, the few who did not have now sought refuge at Thunder Totem. On top of this, Pandaren monks have arrived to teach the Highmountain Tauren the ways of the Monk class.

Hardware Deprecation Warnings
DirectX 9 support will be dropped in the future.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Warning: Your current graphics API will not be supported in future versions of World of Warcraft, which will require DirectX 11 or Metal.
  • Warning: Your current system will not be supported in future versions of World of Warcraft which will require a 64-bit operating system.
  • Warning: Your graphics card will not be supported in future versions of World of Warcraft, which will require a Shader Model 5 3 capable graphics card or better.

String Changes and Misc Changes
Allied Race and many other strings were added in this patch.

WoWDB Addon Data Collection
Quickly populating the database with new additions is done with the help of many players. The more people that contribute data, the more accurate and quickly we can update the database.

To help out, just click here if you have the Twitch Desktop App already installed.

When you are playing the addon will gather data and save it. When you are done playing, Twitch will see the game close and upload the collected data from the addon.

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