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News Roundup: Mischief Charity Pet Delayed, This Month in WoW, The Game Awards 2016, New Legendary Visuals
2016/12/01 at 8:47 PM
For our December 1st misc news roundup,
has been delayed, some new snazzy legendary visuals are up on the PTR, Legion and Overwatch are up for some awards at The Game Awards 2016, and Blizzard has previewed events in December 2016.
7.1.5 PTR Feedback Posts: Survival Hunters and Secondary Stat Changes
2016/12/01 at 2:16 PM
earlier discussion today
on better and more-frequent 7.1.5 PTR communication, Blizzard staff is starting to address some of the more specific concerns. We will be compiling the replies on class and system changes in this post, which include:
Survival Hunters and changes to the bonuses on
The goals of the secondary stat revamp on the PTR; improving jewelry and increasing the importance of item level.
7.1.5 PTR Feedback: Warlocks, Class Communication, and Nighthold Testing
2016/12/01 at 9:35 AM
Following the news that
Nighthold was open for testing on the PTR
, Watcher made a series of posts on PTR feedback threads explaining how the raid testing allows Blizzard to also get data on class mechanics. He then apologized for the lack of communication surrounding 7.1.5 class changes with the long holiday weekend, and sympathized with Warlocks, notably that something was lost when Embers were removed from Destruction, and mechanics like
, while fitting the fantasy of a spec, are cumbersome to play.
Edit: devolore on Twitter and Reddit has followed up with more thoughts on Blizzard communication improvements.
News Roundup: Blue Tweets, Trial of Valor Hotfixes, Nighthold Testing, Deluxe Warcraft Movie Novel on Sale
2016/11/30 at 6:19 PM
The past day has been busy with 7.1.5 PTR news but there's also some updates for players that just want to enjoy the live game: Trial of Valor Hotfixes, PvP Clarifications, and deluxe editions of the Warcraft Movie Novel to purchase.
Patch 7.1.5: All the New and Changed Legendary Items
2016/11/30 at 3:03 PM
7.1.5 introduces new legendaries for all classes, as well as buffs and nerfs to existing outlier legendaries. These changes have been added throughout the past month, so we've compiled all the new legendaries and changed old legendaries into one post for easy browsing. We've also pointed out any legendaries with notable transmog appearances or flavor text, like
7.1.5 PTR: Artifact Knowledge Compendium Catch-Up
2016/11/30 at 9:08 AM
recent PTR build
added a new form of artifact knowledge catchup:
Artifact Research Compendium: Volumes I-IV
. This allows players with lots of Artifact Knowledge to give their alts a quick boost. We've explained exactly how these items work, and how they fit in with the other catch-up option
Knowledge is Power
7.1.5 PTR: Build 23109 Spell and Legendary Changes
2016/11/29 at 6:03 PM
The 7.1.5 PTR has fully updated to Build 23109; many spell changes included below were discovered
but today's update should also cover new spells, achievements, and items.
New Legendaries include
Butcher's Bone Apron
Oakheart's Puny Quods
. Other legendaries like
received a buff!
Many silly drink items were added to the database like
Nomi's Fire Whiskey
- a few weeks ago
The Crafticus asked users on Twitter
for fun drink names. Perhaps these are related to
Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl
The Artifact Knowledge catch-up system has undergone another refinement. There are now a series of Bind on Account books helping you research 5-20 levels like
Artifact Research Compendium: Volumes I-IV
Check out the new items in our database
November 29th Hotfixes and Like the Wind Improvements
2016/11/29 at 4:54 PM
November 29th hotfixes include tweaks to the Shade of Xavius encounter as well as assorted bugfixes to Insanity generation,
Edraith, Bonds of Aglaya
Pure of Heart
. Blizzard also tweeted out that changes have been made to
Like the Wind
Legion PvP Season 2 Begins on December 13; PvP Season Not Tied to 7.1.5 Release
2016/11/29 at 2:18 PM
Blizzard has announced that Legion PvP Season 2 will begin on December 13th! Usually PvP seasons are tied to the start of a new raid or major patch, in addition to some downtime in between seasons. However it looks like Blizzard is shaking things up, as part of their plan to have more frequent seasons and varied content.
Check out our
Legion Season 1 and Prestige Rewards
guide if you want to get started PvPing! Prestige ranks will
reset in between seasons; you will be able to hit Prestige level 8 and acquire an additional round of mounts, pets, artifact appearances, and more!
You can also acquire a variety of
, which are recolors of raid gear, as you PvP. The Season 1 and
Fearless Gladiator Season 2 gear
will look identical.
Battle.net Maintenance Issues for November 29th
2016/11/29 at 1:40 PM
Tuesday is the usual day for Battle.net Maintenance, but things aren't totally working as intended with regards to authentication and active accounts. Some people are receiving reports that they do not have active accounts and are told to upgrade from the Starter Edition. Blizzard has been troubleshooting the issue and have left several suggestions in Customer Service threads, such as updating your subscription or changing your password.
This Week in Broken Isles 11/29: Cataclysm Timewalking, World Boss Nithogg
2016/11/29 at 8:58 AM
Each week in Legion introduces a new series of quests, holidays, and bonus events. Here is a look at the major events taking place for the week of November 29th, including:
who can drop
Skull of Nithogg
Cataclysm Timewalking Dungeon Event
weekly bonus event
Week 6 of
Out of the Frying Pan
New Gear Shop Merchandise for Cyber Monday, Blue Tweets, Warcraft Cookbook Thanksgiving Feast
2016/11/28 at 5:43 PM
Cyber Monday is another big shopping holiday, so today we're highlighting some more merchandise including new additions to the Blizzard Gear Shop! Blizzard is also still a bit quiet after the holidays, but we have a few blue tweets from
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