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News Roundup: Bonus Events in 6.2, PvP Trinket Changes, May 7th Hotfixes
2015/05/07 at 8:08 PM
Bonus Events in Patch 6.2
Bonus events are special weekend events which provide a benefit for players as well as a special quest. Currently on the PTR, they're being tested at an accelerated rate every few days.
Timewalking Dungeon Event: Players level 81 or higher access a Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue. Bosses yield loot appropriate for a player's natural level.
A Burning Path Through Time
for completing 3 Timewalking dungeons rewards
Seal of Inevitable Fate
Pet Battle Bonus Event: Pets earn experience at triple usual rate. Winning 5 PvP Pet Battles rewards
Ultimate Battle-Training Stone
Draenor Dungon Event: Defeating enemies in any level 100 Heroic or Mythic dungeon award reputation with a Draenor faction. Completing 2 Mythic dungeons rewards
Iron Fleet Treasure Chest
which contains a heroic Hellfire Citadel item.
Apexis Bonus Event: Crystals "multiply mysteriously" and they are more plentiful when looting enemies in Draenor.
The Time to Strike
for completing 3 Apexis quests rewards 0
Battleground Bonus Event: Random battlegrounds award Honor at triple the usual rate. Winning 5 Battlegrounds rewards 0
Arena Skirmish Bonus Event: Arena Skirmishes award Honor at triple the usual rate.
The Arena Calls
for winning 5 Skirmishes rewards 0
New Site Features: Customize the Front Page Sidebar, Item Upgrades, Video Submissions, Asian Realms
2015/05/07 at 2:41 PM
Today we're taking a break from 6.2 coverage to highlight some of the recent new site features the Wowhead team has launched! We highlighted our
transmog set revamp with images for all races
a few weeks ago, and today we have improvements for item recommendations and stat weights, video submissions, and Asian realm support for the Profiler.
Patron users can also customize the front-page sidebar--you can move Today in Draenor up to the top of the page now!
6.2 PTR Patch Notes: Updated May 6th
2015/05/06 at 7:22 PM
The 6.2 PTR Patch Notes were updated May 6th. We've listed the changes below, and you can read the entire notes afterwards in our post.
: Additionally, characters can now hold up to a maximum of 20
Seal of Tempered Fate
(up from 10).
Mastery: Blood Shield
's Physical damage absorption shield from
now also counts as having an active mitigation effect active.
Breath of Sindragosa
now costs 20 Runic Power per second for Blood Death Knights.
has switched functionality with
no longer costs Focus but has a 10-second cooldown.
has switched functionality with
causes Tranquilizing Shot to cost 40 Focus instead of a 10-second cooldown.
now absorbs up to a maximum of 20% damage from each attack (down from 30%).
Tier-17 2-piece set bonus for Fire Mages (
Item - Mage T17 Fire 2P Bonus
) has been redesigned. It now reduces the cooldown of
by 2 seconds.
Cloak of Shadows
now has a 90-second cooldown (up from 60 seconds).
Tier 17 4-piece set bonus for Restoration Shaman (
Item - Shaman T17 Restoration 4P Bonus
) now reduces the mana cost of
by 50% for 8 seconds (down from 75% reduction for 10 seconds).
PvP 4-piece set bonus for Destruction Warlocks (
Item - Warlock WoD PvP Destruction 4P Bonus
) has been redesigned. It now causes Incinerate to deal 25% more damage on targets affected by the Warlock's Immolate.
Tier-17 4-piece set bonus for Arms Warriors (
Item - Warrior WoD Warrior 4P Bonus
) has been redesigned. It now reduces the cost of
by 5 Rage.
WoW Down to 7.1 Million Subscribers in Q1 2015, New Blizzard Merchandise, State of PvP
2015/05/06 at 12:34 PM
Activision Blizzard released their first quarter 2015 results today, and
World of Warcraft is at 7.1 million subscribers
, down 2.9 million from
10 million reported at Warlords' launch
. Earlier in 2014, WoW was down to
6.8M for Q2
(the lengthy break between new content with Siege of Orgrimmar) and increased to
7.4M for Q3
as players got ready for Warlords of Draenor.
Click here to read the First Quarter Presentation.
This is a steeper loss than the first quarter after Mists of Pandaria launched. For
, subs were at 9.6 million after Mists of Pandaria launched in September 2012 with
over 10 million subscribers
The subscriptions from
were not counted in this report as they were launched in Quarter 2.
As for other Blizzard games, Heroes of the Storm is up to 11 million beta sign-ups and saw the release of the Founder's Pack for $39.99, while Hearthstone had steady engagement due to the recently-released
Goblins vs Gnomes
has a summary of the report and the conference call starts at
, which you can listen to at
. Here's their summary of Warcraft:
Blizzard Entertainment had the largest Q1 online player community in its history, up a double digit percentage year over year despite no major launches in the quarter. As expected and consistent with our experience following prior expansions, we saw a decline in the World of Warcraft subscriber number. Subscribers ended the quarter at 7.1 million. World of Warcraft’s revenue performance at constant FX has been more stable, driven by continued strong uptake on value added services, and price increases in select regions, which partially offset subscriber declines, particularly in the East. World of Warcraft remains the No. 1 subscription-based MMORPG in the world.
6.2 PTR: Build 19973 Follower Mission Rewards, Gronnling and Garrison Mounts, Tier 18 Set Bonuses
2015/05/05 at 4:43 PM
Another Tuesday, another 6.2 PTR build! We have information on many new mounts including
, new follower mission rewards, and Tier 18 set bonuses. Check out our
earlier post from today
for Downtime Tuesday covering the
Tanaan Jungle Toys
, and the
Want more 6.2 PTR information? Since
last week's PTR build
, we've previewed Pepe models, all
6.2 Weapons Models
Tanaan Jungle Toys and Rare Spawns
how the Shipyard Fleet works
PTR Darkmoon Faire additions
Click here to browse all the PTR additions, including mounts!
There are new Gronnling mounts in this PTR build, including one from Garrison Missions. Currently, the only mounts with this model are
from Poundfist and
Glory of the Draenor Raider
so it's a pretty rare look. Click on the images to view them in our 3D modelviewer.
Wild Gladiator's Felblood Gronnling
Warmongering Gladiator's Felblood Gronnling
Primal Gladiator's Felblood Gronnling
are from hitting Gladiator in Warlords PvP seasons.
is from a Garrison mission, so it's easier to get!
New Missions with Rewards:
. This is a new disguise toy.
Elixir of the Rapid Mind
. This increases experience gain by 300% for 15 min. Does not work for players above level 99.
Huge Ogre Cache
. Grants 1000 Garrison Resources.
Frozen Arms of a Hero
. This increases your follower's item level by 50.
Medallion of the Legion
. Increase your Draenor reputation by 1000.
Bulging Barrel of Oil
. Gain 1000 Oil.
The Botani Stirr
. Gain 1000 Honor and Conquest.
New Garrison Trader
Your Garrison Town Hall has new vendors,
Draenic Armor Set
are sold for . This is a great way to catch up on raising the item level of followers.
is sold for and
is sold for .
The battle pet
is sold for .
Downtime Tuesday Episode #14, Tanaan Jungle Faction Hubs, Quests for Epic Gem Recipes, 5/5 Hotfixes
2015/05/05 at 10:30 AM
Downtime Tuesday Episode 14 with
provides a quick look at major news in the last week--
Tanaan Jungle Toys
, and the
With the 6.2 PTR in full swing, we also have previews of the Tanaan faction hubs and how to craft epic gems--continue reading for details!
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