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    World of Warcraft News and Development Updates

    World of Warcraft News and Development Updates
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    With so much to keep your eye on in the World of Warcraft universe, we know it’s not easy to catch every social post or forum reply. To help you stay on top of it all, we wanted to take time to share a quick summary of the latest news and the developments we’re focused on for both Shadowlands and Classic WoW.

    The team is currently most looking forward to two approaching updates: the Overlords of Outland content update for Burning Crusade Classic, and the 9.1.5 update for Shadowlands.

    On September 15, Overlords of Outland will go live worldwide at 3:00 p.m. PDT, bringing back some of your favorite quests and raids from The Burning Crusade.

    Meanwhile, in Shadowlands, we’ve rolled out a number of hotfixes as we prepare for the 9.1.5 update, including a change to give you more Conduit Energy daily, along with much more.

    On the 9.1.5 PTR, a wide array of changes and quality-of-life improvements are being added and tweaked in real-time, more will be going live over the course of this week, and we welcome your input.

    Let’s take a closer look.

    Legendary Raids Return to Burning Crusade Classic
    The latest chapter in the Burning Crusade story brings with it a host of new allies who need your help, including the Ogri’la and Sha’tari Skyguard factions, which offer new daily quests and rewards. Additionally, new features will help you collaborate with your fellow adventurers, such as Guild Banks and the Group Browser.

    At 3:00 pm PDT September 15, two additional raids will go live simultaneously on all realms around the world. These raids each serve as home to two of Illidan’s powerful lieutenants:

    Serpentshrine Cavern, where champions will descend into a watery lair to slay the twisted Lady Vashj.


    The Eye within Tempest Keep, where you will infiltrate the heart of a crystalline fortress to end the madness of the corrupted Kael’thas Sunstrider.


    In order to enter the raids, you’ll need to prepare. Are you attuned yet? If not, we’ve got a guide to help you on your way.

    Additionally, the Burning Crusade Classic Arena Season 2 kicks off bringing new weapons and armor to earn.

    For an overview of all the updates and features coming to Burning Crusade Classic, read the latest patch notes here.

    Road to the Shadowlands 9.1.5 Content Update
    Last week, we deployed a number of hotfixes in preparation for some more significant updates coming with the release of the 9.1.5 content update.

    This update will usher in the complete removal of the Conduit Energy system, but in the meantime, we’ve rolled out a hotfix to change the refill rate of Conduit Energy from one per day to 10. This change makes it easier for players to swap Conduits more often.

    More is planned to be deployed in the live game this week. One of the best ways to stay on top of hotfixes is through this continuously updated post here.

    Players can get hands-on with what’s to come by logging in to the 9.1.5 PTR. At the moment, we’re focused on testing updates to gearing up alternate characters and the experience in Torghast. Here’s a look at some of the most recent PTR activity:

    Notable 9.1.5 PTR Changes
    • Increased the drop rate of Shards of Domination.
    • Significantly increased the amount of Soul Cinders awarded from Layers 8–12, Maw Assaults, Tormentors of Torghast, and Command Table missions.
    • Players who reach 80 Renown can purchase a Broker Mark of Distinction for 500 gold in Oribos that can be used on an alternate character to instantly grant the character up to Renown 40. (Cannot be used above 40 Renown.)
    • Players can now purchase versions of Korthian Armaments that create a piece of gear for specific slots.
    • Mythic raiders will be able to speak to Acquirer Ta’gosh in the Hall of Curiosities who now sells a Gateway Control Shard letting you activate the nearest Demonic Gateway.
    • The new customization options announced for Highmountain Tauren are coming to the PTR in the future.

    Torghast, Tower of the Damned
    • The weekly cap for Soul Ash and Soul Cinder has been removed, now allowing players to collect as much as they need or want.
    • Repeatedly completing Wings now awards the full amount of Soul Ash (up from 20% after the first clear).
    • Repeatedly completing Wings now awards the full amount of Soul Cinders (up from none after the first clear).

    If you’d like a more in-depth log of changes in testing on the PTR, we’ve got you covered here, and as always, we welcome your feedback.

    Competition Renewed in Shadowlands Season 2
    The Mythic Dungeon International (MDI) returns with its global competitions for its 5th year, pitting the best Mythic Dungeon teams in a head-to-head race to the finish line. This week, MDI is back with Group C, the last bracket of the eight teams competing for two spots to qualify for the Global Finals!

    Watch all the action starting at 10 am PDT September 17-19 only on YouTube.com/Warcraft

    This Week in Shadowlands
    Soulbinds continue to grow more powerful, with some able to access their fourth row of Empowered Conduits with higher Renown levels.

    There are a number of in-game events just around the corner this week:

    • Step into the latest PvP Brawl: Temple of Hotmogu
    • World Quest Bonus Event
    • The Harvest Festival begins September 17
    • Pirates’ Day makes landfall September 19
    • Brewfest rolls into Azeroth September 20

    From Outland to the Shadowlands, we’re excited for what’s ahead and look forward to continuing this journey with you all.

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    When I saw the headline, I thought of the missing tbc raids returning to retail timewalking. I am disappointed.

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    This is all nice and dandy, but I guess most people want to know more about the future of Shadowlands. What's up with 9.2. and is there gonna be a 9.3?
    Tier sets? Did they acknowledge that a system like shards of domination isn't fun?
    Last edited by Echorausch; 2021-09-14 at 06:36 PM.

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    So once a week we get an exciting post about the fact that 9.1.5 is coming sometimes in the future. Alright, I guess that's one way to stack up blue posts.

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    So..... basically its a post, saying the same things they've already said multiple times. At least we know two facts:

    1. 9.1.5 is at least 1 month out

    2. 9.2 (patch with actual content), is minimum 6-8 months away (if ever), and is definitely the last patch of the expansion.

    Good time for my sub to run out.

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    Grats on not releasing the T5 raids with the patch and making us wait until midnight. Very customer friendly.

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    The communication is ridiculous. None of this is new information AND we have been asking to be addressed for MONTHS. This is generic blah...

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    "we done jack, pls dont leave, we have like 3m dudes playing, why has ff 22m players, ff bad wow good, plx come back".

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    Cool. Good to have an overview of the things we've already been told, I guess.

    Frontpage news, though? Mhmm... Pressing X to doubt here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinured View Post
    "we done jack, pls dont leave, we have like 3m dudes playing, why has ff 22m players, ff bad wow good, plx come back".

    This...LoL
    People on this thread only get pissed at you when you don't agree with them...FACT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinured View Post
    "we done jack, pls dont leave, we have like 3m dudes playing, why has ff 22m players, ff bad wow good, plx come back".
    Quote Originally Posted by Aggressive View Post
    This...LoL
    nan dudes wow's at 100M FF can't wish for those numbers!
    All I ever wanted was the truth. Remember those words as you read the ones that follow. I never set out to topple my father's kingdom of lies from a sense of misplaced pride. I never wanted to bleed the species to its marrow, reaving half the galaxy clean of human life in this bitter crusade. I never desired any of this, though I know the reasons for which it must be done. But all I ever wanted was the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorgar Aurelian View Post
    nan dudes wow's at 100M FF can't wish for those numbers!
    Right.....LoL
    People on this thread only get pissed at you when you don't agree with them...FACT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggressive View Post
    Right.....LoL
    Dems the facts Don't hate because wow is so far ahead of FF!
    All I ever wanted was the truth. Remember those words as you read the ones that follow. I never set out to topple my father's kingdom of lies from a sense of misplaced pride. I never wanted to bleed the species to its marrow, reaving half the galaxy clean of human life in this bitter crusade. I never desired any of this, though I know the reasons for which it must be done. But all I ever wanted was the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorgar Aurelian View Post
    Dems the facts Don't hate because wow is so far ahead of FF!

    Right...LoL
    People on this thread only get pissed at you when you don't agree with them...FACT

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    "Mythic raiders will be able to speak to Acquirer Ta’gosh in the Hall of Curiosities who now sells a Gateway Control Shard letting you activate the nearest Demonic Gateway."

    Sooo is that item going to be locked behind mythic raid achieves?

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    Cool. Let me know when the lore gets reset back to MoP.

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    The TBCC content that should have been there at launch. Youhou for gatekeeping content i guess. Everyone i know quit already :s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorgar Aurelian View Post
    Dems the facts Don't hate because wow is so far ahead of FF!
    They're finally becoming full tempered!
    Last edited by Garretdejiko; 2021-09-14 at 09:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Zero View Post
    "Mythic raiders will be able to speak to Acquirer Ta’gosh in the Hall of Curiosities who now sells a Gateway Control Shard letting you activate the nearest Demonic Gateway."

    Sooo is that item going to be locked behind mythic raid achieves?
    Time will tell I guess, the article on Wowhead indicates it's just a 100g item targeted at Mythic raiders, since no one else to my knowledge needs this. Even using the gate skip in Mists doesn't benefit from mouse-over support like some Mythic raid bosses do.
    I would have liked this back on Carapace in 8.3
    Quote Originally Posted by bmjclark View Post
    This thread is a nice reminder that Blizzard can do something nice and still get absolutely shit on for it.
    Quote Originally Posted by KOUNTERPARTS View Post
    This is your fault.

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    So looking at the changes I should probably hold off leveling a new alt till the patch.

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