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  1. What Happened in Hearthstone? Taking a Look Back at June 19 - June 25 Patch 7.2.5 Hotfixes - June 26 Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) Dungeons and Raids Completing your first Legion Heroic dungeon each day will now award you with 5 Writhing Essences, if you’re eligible. Tomb of Sargeras Sisters of the Moon Captain Yathae Moonstrike will no longer target pets with rapid shot. She feels it is beneath her station. Multiple Sisters should no longer become active at the same time. All the sisters should no longer become inactive at the same time. The Desolate Host Players should no longer be kept in combat for up to a minute after the end of this encounter. Kil’jaeden Kil'jaeden will no longer change facing while casting Bursting Dreadflame. Shaman totems will no longer fail to hit when their caster has Illidan's Sightless Gaze during Kil’jaeden’s second intermission. Items Illusion: Deathfrost is now awarded from the Satchel of Chilled Goods instead of the Ice Chest. It is not awarded from the Knapsack of Chilled Goods. Addressed an issue where multiple versions of the Lamp of Al'Abas increased pickpocketing income. Corrected an issue where upgrading Siege of Orgrimmar Heirlooms changed their stat values, and made them appear to be usable at level 1. New PTR Realm Test - Temporus Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) UPDATE: Realms will be coming down so we can connect Temporus to the rest of the PTR realm pool @ 2:00 PDT. Affected Realms: Benedictus Brill (EU) Anasterian (US) Temporus Sign Up for Our Cosplay and Dance Contests at gamescom 2017! Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) You may have heard that Blizzard will be returning to Cologne, Germany this summer for our best gamescom show to date. From August 22-26, the Koelnmesse is the place to be for passionate gamers, and we’re once again giving you the chance to strut your stuff on stage for fantastic prizes. That’s right—our world-famous cosplay and dance contests are back this year, and you can take part! You’ll find everything you need to know below in order to get up there and represent one of your favorite Blizzard characters or show us your moves. Eager to show off your latest cosplay creation? The Blizzard Cosplay Contest will take place on Saturday, August 26 at the Blizzard booth at gamescom. To sign up, send an email in English or German to gamescom@blizzard.com with the following information: Your name and date of birth (+ name of your legal representative if you are minor) Contact email address Costume name (e.g. Human Rogue, Protoss Stalker) Photo(s) of your costume (smaller than 2MB file size; you can submit a work in progress) Description of your costume: materials used Height, width and length Any specific details (train, lights, etc.) How long it’s taken to make You must provide the above details via email before 23:59 CEST on July 10. Please note that due to time and space limitations, it may not be possible for all entrants to participate in the contest. Full costume contest rules will be available before the competition begins. Ready to bust a move on stage in front of a cheering crowd? The Blizzard Dance Contest will take place on Friday, August 25 at the Blizzard booth at gamescom. Impress our panel of judges with your favorite World of Warcraft or Heroes of the Storm character’s /dance routine. To sign up, speak with one of the many Blizzard employees at our booth on the morning of August 25. Full dance contest rules will be available before the competition begins. Contest Overview If you participate in either the cosplay or dance contest, you’re responsible for your own entry to gamescom. The competitions are open to individuals ages 13 years and over. Minors under 18 must have parental authorization. Cosplay contestants who sign up in advance will be contacted with more information prior to gamescom. Dance contestants will need to register at the Blizzard booth at least 90 minutes before the contest begins in order to confirm their participation. We look forward to seeing you up on stage at this gamescom 2017! Dark Legacy Comics #587 DLC #587 has been released! View the full article
  2. The Lore and Secrets of the Shrouded Moors, New Diablo 3 Zone Coming in Patch 2.6 Top HearthPwn Standard and Wild Decks of the Week for June 25 New PTR Realm Test - Temporus Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) Starting today we’ll be performing a connected realm test on the PTR and we’re looking for as many players as possible to help. A new temporary realm named ‘Temporus’ will be coming online from 6/23 until 6/26. Character copy is enabled on this realm, we would like you to copy your Live characters over to this realm via the ‘Character Copy’ button, log in, and take stock of your character’s gear and progress, including: [*]Completed quests[*]In-Progress quests and current progression[*]Current gear loadout[*]Achievements (both earned and in-progress)[*]Pets and mounts Then, on Monday 6/26 the realm will come down and we’ll be connecting Temporus to the other PTR realms. Once complete, we’ll need those participating to log back in and check our work! Please comment below with your findings. We’re especially interested in finding out if anything is missing, or if there are any gameplay progression issues and other things of that nature. Thanks in advance for your participation! Please keep an eye on this thread for any updates. Sun Darter Hatchling Guide The WoW secrets discord recently discovered how to get the Sun Darter Hatchling. Items needed to complete the puzzle: Major Fire Protection Potion Major Arcane Protection Potion Major Frost Protection Potion Major Holy Protection Potion Major Shadow Protection Potion 10x Noggenfogger Elixir Scotty’s Lucky Coin Dire Brew Ethereal Oil Gordok Ogre Suit Winterfall Firewater 10x Pygmy Oil Perky Pug “Little Princess” Costume Scroll of Intellect Step-by-Step Guide: Make sure to follow the guide down to the letter, otherwise you might have to start over! Enter the cave at 57.0, 16.0 (North coast of Winterspring) To get past the first barrier (orange) use a Major Fire Protection Potion To get past the second barrier (green) use the other 5 potions you collected (Frost, Holy, Nature, Shadow, Fire, Arcane) To get past the Diligent Watcher use Noggenfogger Elixir until you become a skeleton, which will allow you to walk past him When you get to the split in the path, go to the wall of vines and use Scotty’s Lucky Coin Once transformed, you can enter the room and pick up the Water Stone from the pool — use the stone, and you'll be granted a buff allowing you to get past the blue barrier (backtrack to where the road splits and you will see it) Use Dire Brew to walk past the Stone Watcher The path splits into three at this point - you will need to follow them in the order described below First, go up the ramp towards the purple barrier on the right side, and use Ethereal Oil to get through it You will see a Strange Stone with a hole for your arm - use Gordok Ogre Suit and Winterfall Firewater, then click the stone Second, go back to the gate on the left and use x10 Pygmy Oil until you become a Pygmy — this will allow you to walk through the gate to the Wisdom Cube Summon your Perky Pug and use the “Little Princess” Costume on it, then interact with the cube and select Place arm beneath cube. Head back to the intersection and go towards the gate at the bottom The gate should be open, and the corridor leads to a Tarnished Plaque — make sure to click it Before entering the water, cancel your Winterfall Firewater buff by right clicking on it, and apply the Scroll of Intellect to yourself Then you can enter the water and loot the pet from the Oddly-Colored Egg Make sure you enter the lake through one of the two paths, otherwise you will get ported out If you get ported out at any point just run back in, you should be able to make it back to the point you got kicked out at Congrats on your new Sun Darter Hatchling! Blue Tweets Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment Just obliterated 3 pieces of pvp gear and only got 3 Echoes of Battle in total. Is this a bug? You can now obliterate Legion Season 4 Battleground-quality gear for a few Echoes. Gladiator gear is worth more. (WarcraftDevs) Ghostcrawler Tweets Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard. Originally Posted by MMO-Champion A more general game design question if I may. You’ve worked previously on WoW and now LoL, two massively popular live games that continue to be iterated. I’m curious if game developers and game designers have some sort of rule or measure that determines when it’s time for the game to stop being updated and instead moved towards a full on sequel. It’s ultimately a business decision. If, for example, you sell a box copy of your game then you probably drive more revenue if you just make a new game every year or two rather than try to keep supporting an older version of the game. Sports games that release a new edition every season and some franchises that are on their eighth or higher sequel do so because players have demonstrated they will pay for those. Dungeons and Dragons has gone through five editions now, and that’s at least in part because the core rulebooks are their most reliable products in terms of sales. You need a new rulebook to support a new edition. League is a free to play game, so we would get no benefit from making a League 2, at least in terms of “selling” more copies. It’s possible we could make a huge marketing splash if we made a big enough deal about how League 2 is coming, and that might get more players in the short term, but we think we can keep players ultimately happier just by iterating on what we have today rather than a massive rebranding exercise. Sometimes developers feel that they can solve systemic problems by starting with a clean slate. For example, if your rules or content become too complex, maybe it makes sense to start over (which is another reason D&D makes versions). If your veteran players are too far removed from newer players, a reset is a good way to bring everyone to parity once again. I do want to add that I often get the perception from some players that making a sequel can be a good way to clean the slate technically as well. I’ll get questions about WoW or LoL and how just starting over with a new engine would let us do more. But game engines aren’t like car engines that you just plug into a chassis. If you want to add a new pathfinding algorithm, or renderer, or particle emitter, or matchmaking system to your game, you can do that to your existing code base. While it might be cleaner sometimes to start with no legacy code, it might also take years to re-create every feature in a brand new code base. For example, we’re almost finished with a brand new client for League, and we didn’t have to spin up League of Legends 2 to do so. (Source) Build of the Month - June 2017 Each month or so we will post a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer! All of the parts on this page are Amazon affiliate links. When you purchase your parts through them it helps support the site! This month There is currently a shortage of GPUs, resulting in availability issues and drastically increased prices. The current SSD prices are fairly flat right now, with most SSDs under $0.50 per gigabyte when on sale. Depending on how much you want to overclock, you may need to spend a bit more for a better CPU cooler like the NH-D15. Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering or streaming, you do not need the 7700K and would get more performance from spending that money elsewhere. Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date. Don't forget to visit the Computer Forum for any extra questions! Peripherals Puppy Monitor ASUS VS228T-P 22-Inch Monitor $89 Keyboard Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600 $13 Mouse Logitech G Pro $50 Speakers Creative A250 2.1 $30 Dolphin Monitor ASUS VS248H-P 24-Inch Monitor $139 Keyboard Logitech G105 $39 Mouse Razer DeathAdder Elite $55 Speakers Logitech Z313 $34 Narwhal Monitor Dell U2414H Monitor $225 Keyboard Logitech G710+ $75 Mouse Logitech G502 $56 Speakers Logitech Z323 2.1 $40 Unicorn Monitor Dell U2715H Monitor $470 Keyboard Corsair K70 $107 Mouse Razer Naga Chroma $60 Speakers Logitech Z523 $75 Puppy and Dolphin All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Puppy and Dolphin. Puppy Updated June 25, 2017 $555 Case Carbide Series 200R $55 Power Supply EVGA 600B $47 CPU Intel G4500 $70 Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $30 Motherboard MSI Pro Z270 $115 Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 $76 Graphics Card Gigabyte GTX 1050 $92 Hard Drive Western Digital Blue 1TB $50 DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW $20 Dolphin Updated June 25, 2017 $841 Case Carbide Series 200R $55 Power Supply EVGA 600B $47 CPU Intel 7600K $240 Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $30 Motherboard ASUS Z270-K $140 Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 $76 Graphics Card GTX 1060 3GB $160 Hard Drive Western Digital Black 1TB $73 DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW $20 Narwhal and Unicorn All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn. Narwhal Updated June 25, 2017 $1127 Case Cooler Master HAF 912 $60 CPU Intel 7600K $240 Heatsink Noctua NH-U12S $58 Motherboard ASUS Z270-A $155 Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 $127 Graphics Card GTX 1060 OR GTX 1070 $250 $400 Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB $117 SSD Crucial MX300 275GB OR Samsung Evo 850 250GB $100 $103 DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW $20 Unicorn Updated June 25, 2017 $1500 Case Corsair Air 540 $125 Power Supply EVGA G2 650W $88 CPU Intel 7600K $240 Heatsink Noctua 6 NH-D15 $90 Motherboard ASUS Z270-A $155 Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 $127 Graphics Card GTX 1070 $400 Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB $117 SSD SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB $138 DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW $20 WowCraft - Episode 37: Selfie Attack Another episode of WowCraft has been released. View the full article
  3. Writhing Essences - Heroic Dungeon Reward Hotfix You will now get 5 x Writhing Essence from your first Heroic Legion dungeon every day. WoW Developer AMA Several of the developers will be answering questions today on the WoW subreddit. Heroic Kil'jaeden Kill Video Congratulations to Nurfed for their Heroic Kil'jaeden kill. FinalBossTV #144 - Unholy/Frost Death Knights FinalBossTV focused on Unholy and Frost Death Knights this week. Overwatch Developer Update Another Overwatch Developer update has been released! View the full article
  4. First Look at New Diablo 3 Zones in Patch 2.6 Card Pack Changes Coming - No More Duplicate Legendaries Midsummer Fire Festival Live Midsummer Fire Festival is live once again and runs through July 5th. Check out Icy Veins for a full guide. This year there have been some changes: Ahune is now stronger! You can still kill him in one phase though. Ahune's loot has been updated to item level 850. Set of Matches - Sold for 500 x Burning Blossom Igneous Flameling - Sold for 350 x Burning Blossom New bonfires have been added to Draenor and the Broken Isles. HandyNotes_SummerFestival is updated with the new locations! Level Type Name Model Viewer 850 Back Icebound Cloak Modelviewer 850 Back Shroud of Winter's Chill Modelviewer 850 Back The Frost Lord's Battle Shroud Modelviewer 850 Back The Frost Lord's War Cloak Modelviewer 850 Back Cloak of the Frigid Winds Modelviewer Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) The Midsummer Fire Festival is back, bringing new bonfires and achievements, a downright irresponsible toy, and an elemental pet that will keep you warm on those long, dark nights of your campaign against the Burning Legion. What’s New? Wrath of the Frost Lord—If you’re over level 60 and have battled Frost Lord Ahune in recent years, you may have noticed he’s been feeling a little weak and sorry for himself. To make things interesting, this year we prescribed bed rest until the festival and helped him out with a power boost. He’s feeling much, much better. Unfortunately for you. Feel the Burn—This year, there’s a new toy for you to misbehave with: a Set of Matches. The toy is available from your familiar, fair-of-face, friendly, flirty, Fire Festival vendors for 50 Burning Blossoms. (Try saying that after too much Fiery Festival Brew.) When you purchase the toy, we highly recommend you find a Kevlar jacket and an isolated spot for your first go. For reasons. An Elemental Friend—You can also get your (hopefully gloved) hands on a new pet: the Igneous Flameling. This cute elemental has a set of skills that will light up your pet battles. It boasts Burn, Conflagrate, Flame Breath, and…actually, we couldn’t get close enough to complete our research. All we know is you’re gonna need a bigger pet cage. And we need new eyebrows. Praise the Fire!—Last but not least, the Flame Wardens have constructed additional bonfires! New bonfires have been lit across Draenor and the Broken Isles. Search them out to honor or desecrate, and get the new achievement attached to both. The PvP in you will need to be strong, as capital city bonfires become battlefields for faction pride. Who said you can’t fight fire with fire? Man your bonfires, champions! The heat is on! Join Us for a Developer AMA on Friday, June 23 Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) Join us on Friday, June 23 starting at 1:00 pm PDT (4:00 pm EDT) on the World of Warcraft subreddit where members of the World of Warcraft development team will be answering your questions on class design, item design, Artifacts, and PvP balance. To participate, just head over to https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/. We’ll be answering as many of your questions as we can, including the ongoing goals for class design and balance in the Legion expansion, the approach to classes and honor talents in PvP, and how it all ties in with Artifacts, Legendaries, and other items. We’ll be digging in to your questions until approximately 3:00 pm PDT, so don’t miss out! Blue Tweets Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment Mythic+ not awarding Writing Essence, bug? This is not a bug. (Source) Is it intended that Writhing Essences don't roll over when handing in the quest? I just handed it in at 55 and now have 0. Yes, this is intended. This is due to a limitation of how quests function. We agree it isn’t an ideal design, and are investigating possible improvements. (Source) Blue Posts Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment Inky Black Potion Visual Change The change you're seeing was not intended and it's being looked into. I'll provide an update when I have one! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Feral Druid Feedback/Suggestions - 7.2.5 Something that's on our radar is how constrained the rotation is with both Jagged Wounds and Savage Roar. The lowest-priority finisher (Ferocious Bite) gets pushed out too much with the combination of those two talents, which also currently happen to be too favored for DPS purposes. Both of those talents likely have too much of an impact on the pacing of the spec's rotation (for what a talent should do). In both cases we should probably reduce the talent's impact on pacing (that is, on GCD/resource usage) and either A) increase its DPS in some pacing-neutral fashion, or B) let the talent value sink if it's currently dominating its row, and counterbuff the spec some other way. This is a broader issue that we've started looking at more often since 7.0, when the number and complexity of spec-specific rotation-modifying talents/bonuses increased dramatically. Problems like having too many or too few open GCDs, or resource starvation/flooding, spring up a lot more often when 5 rows of talents + legendaries/traits can be potentially moved in and out of the same rotation. And because talents already have a tuning constraint (they need to be DPS-balanced within their row), the pacing effect can't always be easily tuned on its own. I'd expect a more common trend of talents having a simple added effect that boosts DPS so the talent can be tuned without introducing an overly large pacing swing (seen already with many recent redesigns: Soul of the Forest, Legacy of the Void, Boulderfist, Reverse Entropy, and so forth). (Official Forums) Overwatch Patch in a Minute Another Overwatch patch has been released! This patch includes the Horizon Lunar Colony map, McCree, Reaper, Roadhog, and other changes. Twitch Prime - Blizzard Loot Twitch Prime members are getting an Overwatch Golden Loot Box containing a guaranteed legendary item. Over the coming months, Twitch Prime members will receive 10 additional loot boxes containing more in-game goodies. Similar promotions will begin in August for Heroes of the Storm and in September for Hearthstone, so stay tuned. 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  5. Another Chance at Tickets for BlizzCon 2017 - July 5th Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker) Good news, adventurers! We’re excited to announce that this year, BlizzCon is expanding into a brand-new hall in the Anaheim Convention Center…which means we now have some more tickets available for BlizzCon 2017. If you didn’t get a ticket in the first two sales, get ready for another shot! Our third set of BlizzCon tickets will go on sale: Wednesday, July 5 at 7:00 p.m. PT This third ticket sale will once again be hosted by Universe.com, and tickets are priced at $199 each (plus applicable taxes and fees). This sale will work just like our previous two, but if you’d like more info, check out the BlizzCon Ticket page and Badge Information page for all the details. Blizzard Entertainment’s two-day gaming convention and community celebration returns to the Anaheim Convention Center on November 3 and 4 for a weekend full of hands-on gaming, in-depth developer panels, incredible esports competition, and more. Virtual Ticket – Coming Soon! If you can’t make it to the show in person, you’ll still have a chance to join the celebration from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, which will provide live streaming coverage to viewers around the world. Stay tuned for more details. Check out the BlizzCon Event Info page for lots more information on prepping for the show and the upcoming ticket sales. Look for more information on the events and activities at BlizzCon as the show approaches. We’ll see you in November! Q&A: Q: Why are more tickets on sale? A: Until recently, we weren’t sure if the new hall at the Anaheim Convention Center would be ready in time for BlizzCon. Once we confirmed it would be, we worked quickly to determine how we’d use the space and how many more people we could accommodate while preserving the awesomeness of the BlizzCon experience. Q: Why don’t you sell even more tickets? More people can fit in the convention center, right? A: We truly want everyone to have a great time at BlizzCon, and part of that is making sure we strike the right balance between the content—our stages, events, demos, and so on—and the number of live attendees. Having too many people packed into the convention center would detract from the experience of being able to mingle with newfound friends and catch all the panels and esports events that you’d like. We’re excited that we’ll have access to a new hall, and we’re looking forward to making BlizzCon an unforgettable experience for everyone who attends. Patch 7.2.5 Hotfixes - June 20 Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) Classes Death Knight Unholy Dark Arbiter's Val'kyr Strike is no longer subject to melee avoidance. Monk Zen Pilgrimage should correctly return you to your previous location when cast from Peak of Serenity or Wandering Isle. Mistweaver The second stack of Thunder Focus Tea (with Focused Thunder talent) now correctly affects Essence Font. Player versus Player Death Knight Unholy The proc rate of Crypt Fever has been reduced by 30%. Warlock Affliction The proc rate of Nightfall has been reduced by 40%. View the full article
  6. Kil'jaeden Defeat Cinematic Congratulations to Halcyon Chapter for their Kil'jaeden kill! A cleaner copy is coming soon! Kil'jaeden Defeated - Argus Skybox Congratulations to Cute Anime Girls for killing Kil'jaeden. Argus appeared in the sky after they got the kill! View the full article
  7. Necromancer Release Date and Price Revealed Forgotten Torch was a Major Mechanic in League of Explorers World Boss - Levantus Levantus is up this week! He drops item level 860 gear and a Blood Relic. Shaman can also get the The Warmace of Shirvallah hidden artifact appearance for Doomhammer. Legendary Item Upgrades With the Tomb of Sargeras release, you can upgrade your legendary items to item level 970 by completing another collection quest. Unsettled Power requires the collection of 50 x Writhing Essence. You don't need to pick up the quest to start collecting these items. Stabilized Titan Essence upgrades a Legion legendary item from any item level to item level 970. Patch 7.2.5 Hotfixes - June 19 Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) Chromie Scenario Fixed an issue in which the quest to complete the Deaths of Chromie scenario didn’t always give credit. Chromie should become unresponsive much less often. Classes Heroic Leap, Infernal Strike, and Metamorphosis will no longer sometimes consume their cooldown without moving. Class tuning changes below will take effect with scheduled maintenance in each region. Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Vengeance Damage of all abilities reduced by 5%. Spirit Bomb damage reduced by 33%. Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)Hunters should no longer see Ban-Lu, Grandmaster's companion when tracking beasts. Survival Damage of all abilities increased by 3%. Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Arcane Damage of all abilities increased by 3%. Fire Damage of all abilities increased by 3%. Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) BrewmasterStagger now has 40% effectiveness against Magic damage (was 50%). MistweaverThe global cooldown from Refreshing Jade Wind is correctly reduced by haste. Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Retribution Damage of all abilities increased 3.5% Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) DisciplineEvangelism now has a duration of 6 seconds (was 7 seconds). Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Elemental Damage of all abilities increased by 3%. Smoldering Heart proc chance is now 10% per 100 Maelstrom spent (was 20%). Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) AfflictionDamage of all abilities reduced by 5%. Destruction Damage of all abilities reduced by 5%. Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Arms Trauma can no longer Critically Strike. Damage of all abilities reduced by 4%. Dungeons and Raids The Nighthold Gul’dan Fixed a bug causing Soul Fragment of Azzinoth to inadvertently retain threat on a target after Enslave Demon breaks. Items Insignia of Ravenholdt should now work correctly with Toxic Blade. Darkmoon Deck: Promises now provides mana reduction that scales like a secondary stat. Darkmoon Deck: Immortality now provides armor that scales like a secondary stat. Developers’ notes: The power of these trinkets at item level 900 is identical to their previous scaling value, and will be stronger than before at lower item levels. Player versus Player Hunter Marksmanship T.N.T. (Honor Talent) will correctly only apply Concussive Shot to targets hit by Bursting Shot. Warlock Affliction Demonic Gateway's debuff will now show the correct duration remaining when the Warlock has Gateway Mastery. Professions Inscription Technique: Glyph of Angels is again obtainable from Mists of Pandaria creatures. Quests Fixed a bug where "In the Blink of an Eye" was not granted to players upon completion of "Illidari Allies" or equivalent. World Fixed a bug in the Cavern of Consumption that would erroneously teleport players back to the entrance of the cavern. Blue Tweets Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment I know blizz are stubborn but you must realise faction arena titles was a huge mistake. Has there been any positive feedback? Quite the contrary, it is having the desired effect. For example, in NA the cutoff difference between each faction is very close. (holinka) What Im noticing is top players just camp an alt of their main class "2nd druid" on the easier faction. Even a 50 point difference is big. Probably a few but not the majority. Likewise we were told "everyone switches and switches back" but in reality, it wasn't the case for most (holinka) On Eu it feels kind of weird since for example last season people on horde got r1 with 100 Rating lower than alliance. We expect that gap to continue to shrink over time. (holinka) what is blizzard trying to achieve then if its having its desired effect? A 3000 rated alliance player missing r1 and a 2900 horde gets it? Our intent is to distribute our best PvP players as evenly as possible between both factions as that benefits the game as a whole. (holinka) With each season since the change to faction based titles, we have seen that distribution improve. (holinka) No it doesn't, the most beneficial is when all of the best PvP players play 1 faction so they can all play with eachother. We fundamentally disagree on that point. (holinka) is there anyway to track 150 wins after faction changing 2 times? i xfered horde played there then went back. @WarcraftDevs There isn't really and admit that it's a problem we need to correct for the future. (holinka) Ghostcrawler Tweets Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard. Originally Posted by MMO-Champion What is the best approach to rebalancing a particular ability/champion/class/etc. - to do one large, comprehensive balance pass over one update, or several smaller, incremental balance passes over many updates? All things being equal, I would advocate that it’s better to do it once. Touching something in many updates just increases the chance of introducing bugs, makes it feel like balance is unresolved (and therefore perhaps not worth players’ time to invest in mastering it), and can also get really wearying for players who play that character. However, overdoing a change has all of these risks and even more. Overshooting a target and then having to revert changes adds to the sense that game balance isn’t anywhere approaching stable and can feel ever crappier to players who love that character than slowly creeping towards a target. It’s one of those Price is Right deals - get as close as you can without going over. Now sometimes we’ll run into a situation where small +3% changes don’t have a meaningful impact. In those cases, it’s entirely possible that we don’t even have a sense for the order of magnitude. We’re tuning the dial by 3% when really it’s going to take a 50% buff or nerf to solve the problem. That clearly could take a really long time. If this seems to be happening, I would advocate for making a massive change - double the number or whatever. You will likely overshoot your target, perhaps by a lot, but at least you’ll know where the endpoints of your continuum are so you can try to get things somewhere in the middle. This tactic works much better for internal testing where you can explain your goals (finding the extremes) than foisting it on players who have to suffer even more balance problems just so you can get your shit together. (Source) Weekly Bonus Event - Battlegrounds Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) A new weekly quest and rewards are here—steel yourself for Battleground combat! Seven Days on the Battlegrounds All this week, heading to the Battlegrounds will net you some extra Honor along with bonus loot for completing this week’s quest. To enter the fray, open Group Finder (default hotkey: I) and then select the Player vs. Player tab. Next choose Casual, select Random Battlegrounds, and hit the Join Battle button—you’ll be matched up with other players and sent to one of the 11 battlegrounds. Weekly Quest Before you get started, Archmage Timear near Violet Hold in Dalaran has a quest for you. Win four random Battlegrounds, and you’ll be rewarded with 5 Marks of Honor, a Badge of Honor (1000 Honor), and a Glory of the Melee Artifact Power token (base 500 AP). Battleground Buff This week you gain 50% more Honor in Battlegrounds. A New Event Every Week The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities, currently scheduled to run each week beginning on Tuesdays. Each Bonus Event grants a passive bonus to a particular game activity and offers a once-per-event quest with a noteworthy reward for accomplishing a related goal. The in-game calendar can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule. The Adventure Guide also offers a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests. Diablo 3 - Rise of the Necromancer Pack Arrives June 27! The Necromancer is almost here! Check out Diablofans for builds and more details. View the full article
  8. Top HearthPwn Standard and Wild Decks of the Week for June 18 Tomb of Sargeras Live This Week Tomb of Sargeras Normal and Heroic difficulty open this week! Unlock Schedule Normal and Heroic difficulties open this week. Raid Finder and Mythic open next week. Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) Tuesday, Jun. 20 – Normal and Heroic Difficulties Open Tuesday, Jun. 27 – Mythic difficulty and Raid Finder Wing 1– Gates of Hell (Goroth, Demonic Inquisition, Harjartan) Open Tuesday, Jul. 11 – Raid Finder Wing 2– Wailing Halls (Mistress Sass’zine, Sisters of the Moon, Desolate Host) Opens Tuesday, Jul. 25 – Raid Finder Wing 3– Chamber of the Avatar (Maiden of Vigilance, Avatar of Sargeras) Opens Tuesday, Aug. 8 – Raid Finder Wing 4—Deceiver’s Fall (Kil’Jaeden) Opens Tier 20 Armor Sets Tier 20 armor sets drop from bosses in Tomb of Sargeras. Legendary Item Upgrades With the Tomb of Sargeras release, you can upgrade your legendary items to item level 970 by completing another collection quest. Unsettled Power requires the collection of 50 x Writhing Essence. You don't need to pick up the quest to start collecting these items. Stabilized Titan Essence upgrades a Legion legendary item from any item level to item level 970. Tomb of Sargeras Lore The Tomb of Sargeras is open, and Kil'jaeden and his most powerful generals lie waiting within. AskMrRobot Updates AskMrRobot has updated their simulator for Patch 7.2.5 and continues to update for hotfixes. Check out their Global Network post to learn more about how you will never have to calculate stat weights again! Raidbots Updates Our friends over at Raidbots have updated their cloud based SimulationCraft tool for Patch 7.2.5. Class Changes Patch 7.2.5 made changes to many classes. Icy-Veins has updated their class guides! 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. View the full article
  9. Get Your Diablo 3 Wings by Playing Heroes of the Storm Now StarLadder, Wild Tourney, Priest & Mage Decks, Mekkatorque's Workshop - Value Town #125 June 20 Class Tuning Adjustments These adjustments will go live after the next weekly maintenance. Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) Following the release of Patch 7.2.5, we continue to monitor every spec's performance and make tuning adjustments as necessary. With the opening of the Tomb of Sargeras in mind, during scheduled maintenance on 20 June, we expect to make the following changes: Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Vengeance Damage of all abilities reduced by 5%. Spirit Bomb damage reduced by 33%. Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Survival Damage of all abilities increased by 3%. Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Arcane Damage of all abilities increased by 3%. Fire Damage of all abilities increased by 3%. Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) BrewmasterStagger now has 40% effectiveness against Magic damage (was 50%). Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Retribution Damage of all abilities increased 3.5% Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) DisciplineEvangelism now has a duration of 6 seconds (was 7 seconds). Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Elemental Damage of all abilities increased by 3%. Smoldering Heart proc chance is now 10% per 100 Maelstrom spent (was 20%). Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) AfflictionDamage of all abilities reduced by 5%. Destruction Damage of all abilities reduced by 5%. Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Arms Trauma can no longer Critically Strike. Damage of all abilities reduced by 4%. In addition to the class changes above, we're doing some final tuning on a couple of the forthcoming Tier-20 sets: Brewmaster Monk Tier 20 2-piece now has a 40% chance to generate a Gift of the Ox Healing Sphere (was 100%). Retribution Paladin Tier 20 2-piece bonus now increases Blade of Justice damage by 20% (was 15%). Blue Tweets Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment Mythic+ Loot Will we get higher than 905 gear in the weekly M+ cache on patch day if we complete a +15 the week leading up to the patch? The new level of Mythic Keystone 11-15 rewards will become active the week that the Mythic difficulty of Tomb of Sargeras opens. (WarcraftDevs) Do i have to do a +15 this Week so i get Higher ilvl loot from my Weekly Chest or will the Cap still be +10 for another week? The M+ loot cap generally goes up when Mythic difficulty of the raid unlocks - that's how it worked for Nightmare and Nighthold. (WatcherDev) Achievements .why remove the FoS ''Unholy determination'' From the DK Class mount quest, for those who've done it? Thats a slap in the face. Don't want folks to feel the need to check guides before doing quests lest they miss out on something permanently without knowing it. (WatcherDev) The FoS had been deleted in 7.2.5 data weeks ago. "Missable" achievements in one-time content would set a dangerous precedent. (WatcherDev) Ghostcrawler Tweets Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard. Originally Posted by MMO-Champion You were on the WoW team still when it was said that there is too many currencies and it needed to be reined in. Since your departure, WoW has just seen more and more currencies added. Your thoughts on why this might be the case from a design perspective? Generally it happens because you want to encourage players to engage in lots of different forms of content. If you have say 3 currencies and 10 forms of content, then what probably happens is one of the currencies can be earned in many different ways and there is a risk players will gravitate towards the most efficient. Having different currencies also lets you offer rewards on different cadences (say something with not much buying power that you reward frequently, versus something very powerful that you only offer once a week or less.) The instincts to offer different rewards for different things makes your life a little easier for the designers, and often benefits players as well. The main downside is the growing complexity of a system, which can be overwhelming for players to keep straight. Caveat: I haven’t played WoW in over 3 years. (Source) EU Arena Cup #3 LIVE June 24-25 at 17:00 CEST: Tune In! Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) Cup #3 of the WoW® Arena World Championship goes live Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25. To keep up with the action, tune in to the broadcast each day at 16:30 CEST, with matches kicking off at 17:00 CEST sharp. Don’t miss out! You can catch all the action on our official World of Warcraft Twitch channel in English. The stream will also be available in Russian. Miss out on the previous cup? We've got you covered—head on over to our Arena Cup #2 recap blog for all the details. What's New? We have a brand new esports page to share with you, a space dedicated to WoW esports. You can catch up with all the action, news and current Point Standings here. Dates For Your Diary Arena Cup 4: July 8-9, registration closes on July 2 at 11.59pm CEST Arena Cup 5: July 22-23, registration closes on July 16 at 11.59pm CEST Points Promote Players – Get Involved! Cup Events 1st place: $3,000, 160 points 2nd place: $1,500, 80 points 3rd place: $1,000, 36 points 4th place: $500, 20 points 5th and 6th places: 12 points each Approved Community Events 1st place: 40 points 2nd place: 20 points 3rd place: 12 points 4th place: 8 points 5th and 6th places: N/A Find out more in our Arena World Championship announcement here. Want In On The Action? We want to see a ton of community involvement, and strongly recommend some of you out there hold your own events. Not only will you be part of the action, you’ll help teams place higher on the ladder — as approved community events award points too! Want to know more? Get in touch. Want to run your own event? Apply here. Good luck to all the teams, and see you on the stream! Tomb of Sargeras Minimalist Guide Vetaro has created his minimalist guide to Tomb of Sargeras! You can find him on Twitter at Vetaro. View the full article
  10. Patch 7.2.5 Hotfixes - June 15 Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) Chromie Scenario The Timelord title is now account-wide. Nezar'Azret should now only summon adds when in combat. Dungeons Corrected an issue where Mythic Keystone completion failed to award an additional piece of loot for beating the timer in some circumstances. Items Tome of the Legionfall Magi should no longer notify group members when it is looted. Mythic Keystones should now display properly when linked in chat. NPCs Ilyssia of the Waters should no longer appear in Azsuna. She wasn't quite ready for her debut yet. Player versus Player The Gaze of Aman'thul debuff can no longer be removed by player spells. Druid Cyclone should now work correctly on all tamed Hunter pets. Restoration Template Intellect increased by 5%. Monk Windwalker The stun provided by Heavy-Handed Strikes now correctly matches the increased range of Fists of Fury. Paladin Holy Template Intellect increased by 2%. Priest Discipline Inner Renewal will no longer trigger twice for Shadow Covenant. Holy Template Intellect increased by 2%. Shaman Restoration Template Intellect increased by 2%. Warlock Affliction Nightfall will correctly be consumed when casting Seed of Corruption Unstable Affliction's dispel backlash can no longer be reflected or grounded. Quests Auctioneer Xifa should no longer evade attempted assassination for “Hiding in Plain Sight”. Spellbook Brawn (Tauren racial trait) and Might of the Mountain (Dwarf racial trait) now appear correctly in the spellbook. 2016 Blizzard Student Art Contest Winners Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) The sixth annual Blizzard Student Art Contest has drawn to a close! Presented by Blizzard Entertainment’s university relations and World of Warcraft development teams, this contest called upon college and university students to create epic World of Warcraft-styled environments and characters and share their vision of Azeroth. After deliberating over the many exceptional entries, our judges have chosen four outstanding pieces by two very talented artists. Check out the winning entries below. Winners Cody Harder- Character Contest Winner Brigham Young University (BYU) – Idaho Kate McKee-Environment Contest Winner Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD) Runner-Ups Kate McKee- Character Contest Runner-Up Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD) Cody Harder- Environment Contest Runner-Up Brigham Young University (BYU) – Idaho Overwatch - Jeff Kaplan 15 Year Anniversary Dinoflask made a video to celebrate Jeff Kaplan's 15 year anniversary at Blizzard! View the full article
  11. Brian Holinka Leaving World of Warcraft Team Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) Five years ago, I received a phone call from Blizzard offering me the chance of a lifetime—a position on the World of Warcraft team. Simply put, this is my favorite game of all time, and working on it these past five years has been a dream come true. I have learned so much from the women and men who make it and everyone who plays it. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work on a game that so many people around the world are so passionate about. A few weeks ago, I was offered a new opportunity at Blizzard that I’m really excited about. Tomorrow is my last day working on World of Warcraft. As a longtime player, I couldn't be more excited about what the future has in store for World of Warcraft. In particular, the PvP team remains hard at work on some incredible plans. I fully expect that the best years of World of Warcraft PvP are ahead of us. Thank you to everyone involved with World of Warcraft, from the development team to the players, for letting me be a part of this game's community. I consider it a great privilege. Brian Holinka View the full article
  12. Get Your Diablo 3 Wings by Playing Heroes of the Storm Now Cart Crash at the Crossroads is This Week's Brawl! Patch 7.2.5 Hotfixes - June 14 Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker) Chromie Scenario Andorhal: Brother Grigory and Talessah Towhide should cast their full heal spell less often. In Dragonblight, Chromie is now a very important NPC, well-marked on maps, and player-versus-player activities are forbidden in the area around her. Class Halls Artifact Research Notes work order shipments now have a duration of 3 hours and 36 minutes. (Hotfix in testing) Blood of Sargeras can now be obtained from Class Hall vendors at a price of 5 Blood of Sargeras for 5,000 Order Resources. Items (Hotfix in testing) Fixed a bug preventing Mythic Keystone information from displaying properly when linked in chat. Unseen Predator's Cloak will now correctly increase the Critical Strike chance of Cobra Spit (Spitting Cobra talent) and the Critical Strike chance of the periodic damage from On The Trail (Artifact Trait). Player versus Player Corrected an error that was being encountered in the formation of groups for Packed House PvP Brawl. Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Subtlety PvP template Agility reduced by 5%. Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Enhancement Ascendance reduces the cooldown and Maelstrom cost of Stormstrike by 50% (was 80%) in PvP situations. Earthen Spike increases the physical and nature damage taken by the target by 20% (was 30%) in PvP situations. Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Destruction Shadowburn now causes Cremation damage, as intended. Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Arms Mortal Strike damage reduced by 30% in PvP situations. Rend damage reduced by 15% in PvP situations. Professions Obliterum Ash rewards from Patch 7.2.5 crafted items are now similar to rewards from Patch 7.2.0 and earlier. Blue Posts Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment Item Level 970 Legendary Items Will ilvl 970 leggys drop since 7.2.5 or since ToS opening? ToS opening. (The new legendaries can still drop on the first week of the patch but at ilvl 940) Cant we start upgrading legendaries tomorrow? Do we also have to wait until ToS opens? The new quest to upgrade legendaries to ilvl 970 will become available when ToS opens next week. (Official Forums) Blue Tweets Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment Character / Items Do you continue to gain stamina per point past 52 in concordance? Yes, your health increases at a reduced rate compared to prior points. However, tank + healer bonus damage doesn't increase after point 52. (WarcraftDevs) PvP could we get an explanation on why s3 pvp elite appearance is being released at the end of s4 The ensembles become available when those appearances can no longer be obtained in rated PvP. Legion Seasons 3&4 share an armor appearance. (WarcraftDevs) does anyone know if u account change a char if u have to do 150 wins all over again? No, transferring a character to another account does not reset the number of wins-- only a faction transfer resets the number of wins. (WarcraftDevs) Could you guys take a look at southshore vs. Tarren Mill again? Particularly at the balance, for the alliance. Thanks. We learned a great deal from this first run of Southshore vs. Tarren Mill, and we’ll make adjustments for next time. (WarcraftDevs) is Concordance capped at 52(first pt) in rated pvp? There is no cap. (WarcraftDevs) Can you verify that you need 150 wins on a toon to get Gladiator Legion Season 3 or just for R1? Both Gladiator and Cruel Gladiator require 150 wins. All other titles require 50 wins. (WarcraftDevs) WIll saved up pvp tokens (Echoes) go away with the end of season? Or will they persist through season end? They are converted to gold at end of season. (holinka) Lore Muff man! where is Varimithras the best dreadlord ever its not a secret is it? No one knows, but one thing's for sure: Sargeras probably isn't too happy with him. (Muffinus) The murloc demon hunter in Stormheim during invasions - is he canon? If yes, how did he come to be? He mmmmrgrgrlgled everything! What have you mmmmrgrgrlgled? (Alex_Afrasiabi) FinalBossTV #143 - Legion Holy Paladins FinalBossTV focused on Holy Paladins this week! View the full article
  13. Patch 7.2.5 Hotfixes - June 13 Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) Classes Casting Heroic Leap, Infernal Strike, Metamorphosis, or Grappling Hook while rooted will no longer consume the cooldown. Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Windwalker Blackout Kick damage increased by 8%. Rising Sun Kick damage increased by 8%. Tiger Palm damage increased by 8%. Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Shadow Mind Blast damage increased by 13%. Mind Flay damage increased by 18%. Void Bolt damage increased by 10%. Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Enhancement Stormbringer can now proc from Stormstrike offhand and Windstrike offhand attacks. Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Arms Cleave damage reverted to 7.2.0 values. Extra Executes from Sweeping Strikes now correctly benefit from the Precise Strikes Artifact Trait. Mortal Strike damage increased by 12%. Opportunity Strikes should not be triggered by Pummel or Heroic Leap. Shattered Defenses (Artifact Trait) reduced to 50% bonus damage (was 60% bonus damage). Trauma reduced to 20% additional damage (was 25%). Dungeons and Raids The Nighthold Krosus Searing Brand damage reduced by 15%. Star Augur Etraeus Fel Burst, Starburst, and Iceburst damage reduced by 15%. Gul’dan Fel Scythe damage reduced by 15%. Gul’dan’s health decreased by 3% on Heroic and Mythic difficulties. Items Draught of Souls damage is reduced by 15% for Fury Warriors (was 40%). Draught of Souls damage is reduced by 20% for Arms Warriors (was 40%). Corrected an issue where Siege of Orgrimmar Heirlooms appeared to be usable at level 1 after being upgraded. The Elemental Shaman Embrace of the Living Mountain 2-piece set bonus now has a 10% chance to refund Maelstrom spent on Earth Shock (was a 45% chance). The Fury Warrior Battlegear of Iron Wrath 4-piece set bonus now provides a 2 second reduction to Battle Cry (was 10 seconds). Player versus Player Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Crypt Fever will no longer consume Festering Wounds when it procs. Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Havoc Template Agility increased from 80% to 85%. Template Haste reduced from 130% to 110%. Template Versatility increased from 100% to 120%. Chaos Blades increases damage dealt by 20% (was 30%) in PvP situations. Fel Barrage damage reduced by 30% in PvP situations. Nemesis durations increased to 30 seconds in PvP situation (was 15 seconds). Nemesis now increases damage by 15% (was 25%). Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Beast Mastery Template Agility decreased from 80% to 70%. Template Armor decreased from 120% to 100%. Template Critical Strike increased from 70% to 100%. Template Mastery decreased from 75% to 45%. Dire Beast: Basilisk is now immune to snares and roots. Dire Beast: Basilisk's damage has been increased by 50%. Marksmanship Template Agility decreased from 105% to 100%. Template Critical Strike increased from 50% to 80%. Template Haste decreased from 150% to 120%. Sniper Shot no longer increases its own range. Sniper Shot's duration increased to 15 seconds (was 10 seconds). Sniper Shot's range is increased to 55 yards (was 40 yards). Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Mistweaver Way of the Crane causes Spinning Crane Kick to heal for 100% of damage dealt (was 200%). Way of the Crane now heals based on absorbed damage. Way of the Crane now costs 8% of base mana. Windwalker Template Versatility increased from 100% to 120%. Template Haste increased from 175% to 200%. Tigereye Brew should now correctly grant stacks for all Chi-consuming abilities. Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Holy Template Intellect increased from 135% to 145%. Avenging Crusader's mana cost has increased by 30%. Avenging Crusader's cooldown recovery rate on Judgment and Crusader Strike decreased to 30% (was 50%). Avenging Crusader's bonus damage decreased to 30% (was 50%). Protection Hand of the Protector's healing is reduced by 60% in PvP (was 45%). Light of the Protector's healing is reduced by 60% in PvP (was 45%). Luminesence now heals for 20% of healing taken (was 30%). Mana regeneration reduced by 25%. Retribution Template Strength reduced from 85% to 80%. Blessing of Sanctuary's cooldown is now 45 seconds (was 30 seconds). Lawbringer's duration increased to 45 seconds (was 30 seconds). Divine Punisher now grants 3 Holy Power (was 2). Luminesence now heals for 20% of healing taken (was 30%). Templar's Verdict now deals full damage in PvP situations (was a 30% reduction). Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Discipline Overloaded with Light increases Light's Wrath damage by 200% in PvP situations (was 500%). Power Word: Fortitude can now be active on 3 targets. Power Word: Fortitude's mana cost has been reduced by 80%. Power Word: Shield's absorption amount is increased by 10% in PvP situations (was 25%). Purified Resolve now provides a 5% maximum health shield (was 8%). Strength of Soul decreases physical damage taken by 20% (was 30%). Strength of Soul's heal has been increased by 75%. Holy Template Damage dealt decreased from 75% to 65%. Template Haste increased from 100% to 125%. Template Intellect increased from 135% to 145%. Template Mastery reduced from 100% to 75%. Divine Attendant now reduces cooldown by 2.5 minutes (was 2 minutes). Tooltip will be inaccurate till a followup hotfix. Greater Fade's duration has been reduced to 4 seconds (was 6 seconds). Ray of Hope's bonus healing has been reduced to 50% (was 100%). Renew's periodic healing has been increased by 100% in PvP situations. Spirit of the Redeemer now has a 3 minute cooldown (was 5 minutes). Spirit of the Redeemer now has a 7 second duration (was 10 seconds). Shadow Mind Blast damage increased by 30% in PvP situations. Mind Flay damage increased by 40% in PvP situations. Shadow Word: Pain damage reduced by 20% in PvP situations. Shadow Word: Void damage increased by 20% in PvP situations. Shadowform reduces physical damage taken by 20% in PvP situations (was 10%). Vampiric Touch damage reduced by 15% in PvP situations Void Torrent no longer deals decreased damage in PvP situations, (was 20% less. Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Purifying Waters healing reduced by 40%. The Healing Surge cast by Swelling Waves now heals for half its regular amount. Enhancement Gathering Storms no longer counts pets and guardians in PvP situations when increasing the damage of your next Stormstrike. Restoration Template Critical Strike increased from 50% to 120%. Template Versatility increased from 130 to 140%. Earth Shield will now heal when an attacker takes 4% of their max health in damage (was 8%). Earth Shield now has 4 charges (was 3). Healing Stream Totem now heals for an additional 40% in PvP situations (was 10%). Riptide heals for an additional 30% in PvP situations. Healing Wave heals for an additional 50% in PvP situations (was an additional 100%). Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Soul Shards should now be set to 3 during Arena Preparation Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) Fury Template Stamina decreased from 100% to 95%. Bloodthirst's heal is reduced by 25% in PvP situations. Professions The item level of most Legion crafted gear is now 850, and can now be increased up to 900 with Obliterum. Existing gear below item level 850 will not have its item level changed, and will display "Obliterum: 0/10", but it will be brought up to item level 855 with one application of Obliterum. Attempting to apply Obliterum to Skullblasters will no longer consume the Obliterum and Blood of Sargeras. Crates of Bobbers should no longer drop if you already know the toy that they teach. View the full article
  14. Get Your Diablo 3 Wings by Playing Heroes of the Storm Now The Hearthstone Global Games - Week 10 World Boss - Ana-Mouz Be sure to kill Ana-Mouz in Suramar for chance at item level 860 items and a Fel Relic. Legendary Upgrade - Stabilized Titan Essence Consumed on Use Stabilized Titan Essence will be consumed on use, just as the previous version was. Keep in mind that you can't start on upgrades until next week. Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker) Hi! This item is practically identical to the one that upgraded a legendary from 910 to 940. It is definitely consumed on use. Mists of Pandaria Timewalking Mists of Pandaria timewalking is back! It offers rewards such as Yu'lei, Daughter of Jade Visit Mistweaver Xia to purchase timewalking rewards while the event is live Yu'lei, Daughter of Jade costs 5000 x Timewarped Badge Paradox Spirit and Infinite Hatchling cost 2200 x Timewarped Badge Reputation tokens (50 x Timewarped Badge) for the Mists of Pandaria factions are also for sale, including friendship items for the Valley of the Four Winds. Portable Yak Wash costs 500 x Timewarped Badge Adopted Puppy Crate (1000 x Timewarped Badge) and Chilled Satchel of Vegetables (25 x Timewarped Badge) are also for sale Brawl - Packed House The Packed House brawl is now available! Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment Up to 30 players clash in this packed Arena match Crafted Item Scaling Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker) Crafted items seem to be scaling to 900 ilvl instead of 885 like the patch notes say - intended? Correct. We'll have a complete hotfixes update later today with new hotfixes such as this one. Gul'dan Health Adjustment Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker) Any word on when we are going to know what the Guldan changes are? Would love to know before raid tonight. These hotfixes are not live yet, but they're mainly a small decrease to Gul'dan's health to offset changes to some items and set bonuses. Legion PvP Season 4 Begins! Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) Legion PvP season 4 is here, and the Arenas and Battlegrounds await the clash and clamor of weaponry and magic once more. Season 3 Rewards Reminder If you participated in Season 3, please keep the following in mind to ensure you receive the rewards that you’re due: Refrain from transferring your character(s) to another realm or faction until after Legion Season 3 rewards have been distributed. Legion Season 3 titles and mounts will be awarded approximately two weeks after the season ends. Faction-Based Rewards Don’t forget—end-of-season rewards are based on your faction. If you transfer your character to the other faction, you must have 50 wins after your transfer to receive the reward. Please note that you must have 150 wins for Gladiator and Cruel Gladiator. The Arenas and Battlegrounds await! Artifact Power Reward Changes The official notes were updated with some additional artifact power changes. Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment Legion Raid bosses now have a new Artifact Power item that drops 100% of the time, once per week, on all difficulties except Raid Finder. Bosses in the newest Raid drop more Artifact Power than older Raids. On Raid Finder difficulty, bosses no longer drop Artifact Power items. Artifact Power is now rewarded once per week at the completion of each Raid Finder wing. Order Hall Mission Bonus Reputation Rewards Scuuuu on Reddit noticed that missions now reward Greater tokens, such as Greater Tribute of the Broken Isles, that award 1500 reputation. The Deaths of Chromie Scenario Chromie needs your help to stop her death! In this solo scenario, you will defeat eight different attacks on Chromie throughout time before it is too late. Head to Khadgar in Dalaran to get started. View the full article
  15. Additional Tuning for Patch 7.2.5 Release Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) As Patch 7.2.5 approaches release, we wanted to let you know that there are a number of tuning hotfixes in the works which we plan to apply either with or shortly after Patch 7.2.5 in each region. Many of these changes will be focused on PvP (and we shared the majority of them on Friday), but there will also be adjustments to a few Nighthold raid mechanics, and an initial set of buffs to a few underperforming specs. Note: We’re planning another round of class tuning for later in the week once we have more data from live realms; these are merely a first pass. Additionally, we plan to partially reduce the 7.2.5 nerf to Draught of Souls for Fury Warriors. We’ll share full details on all of these changes as soon as possible. Blue Posts Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator) 7.2.5 Enhancement Class Discussion We talked about it more and decided to let Stormstrike and Windstrike offhand attacks proc Stormbringer for now. The thinking above is still true, and something we want to keep an eye on, but the changes already in place mean the numbers are quite different from the 7.0 version. In 7.0, if you had e.g. a 10% chance to proc from Stormstrike (main hand only), and 0% from Lava Lash and Boulderfist (and the procs were worth double due to Tempest), there was a huge swing in proc chance between using 3 Stormstrikes and using 3 other buttons. In 7.2.5, you may have 8% from the Lava Lash and Rockbiter, and 16% from the Stormstrike, and the a proc causes you to replace 2 other buttons with 2 Stormstrikes. The swing is much smaller now. Because the 7.2.5 changes would already reduce the streakiness of Stormbringer procs (and because allowing offhands to proc is slightly more consistent with the tooltips), we'll let that play out on live and inform whether we need to make future changes to mitigate that streakiness further. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) View the full article