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Patch 5.3 Hotfixes: May 29
2013/05/29 at 7:35 PM
Here's the latest in Patch 5.3 hotfixes:
Latent Kor'kron helms now come with a meta and yellow gem socket. Should be better for alts now!
Greater Cache of Treasures
, awarded for completing Normal difficulty Scenario should now properly have a chance to contain Motes of Harmony.
Conquest Quartermasters (Armsmaster Holinka and Roo Desvin) should be available once again. They sell Season 13 Tyrannical gear for
if you have completed
Hunter pets will now auto-cast
Click the cut to read the complete hotfixes!
Blizzard on Titan: Official Statement
2013/05/28 at 10:11 PM
Late this evening, rumors started circulating that Titan, Blizzard's next-gen MMO, was delayed until 2016 with many developers reassigned to other projects.
WoW down to 8.3 million subscribers
after the latest Activision Blizzard earnings call, some players thought that Titan development needed to be sped up. But in order to be a truly great next-gen MMO and breathe some new life into the genre, taking extra time to deliver an excellent product is worth the wait.
ZAM reached out to Blizzard
to see if any of the rumors, first covered on
, were true. In the following statement, it was confirmed that some developers have been reassigned to other projects while the core team implements some large design and technology changes to Titan. No specifics on launch dates were given.
We've always had a highly iterative development process, and the unannounced MMO is no exception. We've come to a point where we need
News Roundup: Ghostcrawler Tweets, Patch 5.3 Tribute NPCs
2013/05/28 at 11:20 AM
5.3 Flavor NPCs
Patch 5.2 introduced some quirky world details like a
Fire Kitty disguise
, and it looks like Patch 5.3 is continuing this trend with some interesting additions. This weekend, users found several interesting NPCs added in Patch 5.3 in obscure locations!
First up there's
, the epitome of a successful classic-era rogue. She wears full
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
besides her. The
used to be a reward from a long LBRS questline in vanilla.
Next to her are clickable pots of
Assassin's Grade Blinding Powder
Assassin's Grade Flash Powder
that gives your character a brown crafting animation. They're references to the removed Rogue reagent
, originally needed for
, originally needed for
. Using these pots resets cooldowns on those two abilities if they've been used recently.
She can be found at 73.6, 54.4 off the coas
Patch 5.3: Updated Brawler's Guild Guide
2013/05/25 at 3:07 PM
The Brawler's Guild, added in 5.1, is designed to provide players with solo challenges that test their DPS and situational awareness. Players fight various well-loved bosses with quirky abilities to gain ranks in the Guild, earning titles and vanity items as prizes. While gaining an invitation to participate in the Guild is exclusive, any player can gather around the Brawl areas and watch their friends learn the new bosses.
This guide covers how to obtain an invitation, the guild locations, vendors, all the bosses and their abilities, how to complete the achievements, vanity items, and fun touches like tribute NPCs to
We have updated it for Patch 5.3, which includes twenty new bosses, Challenge Cards, new vanity items, and spectator mode!
Also be sure to check out
GuildOx's new Brawler's Guild Ranking Tool
to see how far along your friends are!
Click the cut to read the guide!
Patch 5.3 Hotfixes: May 24th
2013/05/24 at 8:51 PM
In tonight's Patch 5.3 hotfixes, the Chess Encounter in Karazhan got another nerf. Other changes include:
Boot rewards for
Path of the Last Emperor
can now be upgraded.
Summonable bosses on the
Isle of Thunder
will now drop their special vanity weapons, like
, more frequently.
Divine Protection should now be usable while stunned.
Socket bonuses for helms now give PvP Power instead of Resilience.
Click the cut to read the hotfixes!
ZAM and Cryptozoic HEX Kickstarter Giveaway
2013/05/24 at 5:43 PM
ZAM is teaming up with Cryptozoic to prepare you for the first ever MMO TCG! From the creators of the World of Warcraft TCG,
HEX: Shards of Fate
will bring trading card games to the next digital level. So far the
has been a smashing success, easily surpassing all of its stretch goals, including its final
$1.16 million goal
To get you started in this exciting new game, ZAM is giving away access to Kickstarter tiers--10 Warrior, 5 Knight, and one King are up for grabs! These Kickstarter tiers include starter decks, booster packs, exclusive cards and more! Check out the
HEX Kickstarter page
for more details on the prizes.
Getting your hands on HEX cards is as simple as becoming a free member of
and clicking on the
HEX giveaway link
Patch 5.3: Mists of Pandaria Currency Guide
2013/05/24 at 10:39 AM
Patch 5.3 introduced several new ways of acquiring currency, and ways to spend them. We've updated all of our currency pages and gone over the updated rewards and methods of acquisition below. Of particular interest:
There are several new ways to acquire
, including 0
from Heroic Scenarios.
A catch-up mechanism has been added to the
cap, and unlike past seasons, players can purchase Elite items if they have earned 0
this season, as opposed to hitting 2200 rating.
Players who have acquired 0
can also purchase regular Tyrannical gear for Honor Points instead of Conquest Points.
Players can spend their
Elder Charm of Good Fortune
Empty Supply Crate
in 5.3, which helps them out in the Troves of the Thunder King.
Click the cut to read our currency overview!
Patch 5.3 Hotfixes: May 23
2013/05/23 at 8:15 PM
Tonight's round of Patch 5.3 hotfixes has a much-welcome fix to the in-game sound bug plaguing many users.
Also of interest:
's periodic dots can now crit again.
Quivering Filth elites should now drop the
Half-Empty Food Container
Challenge Card quests for the Brawler's Guild can now be completed while in a raid.
Battlefield Barrens elites
have had abilities nerfed.
Click the cut to read the complete hotfixes for May 23rd!
Patch 5.3 Hotfixes: May 22
2013/05/22 at 8:20 PM
The next round of Patch 5.3 hotfixes continues! Here's the highlights:
If you die by the Seat of Knowledge area in Vale of Eternal Blossoms, you'll get a spectral mount allowing you to fly back up to your body instead of having to Spirit Res.
Force of Nature got several tweaks, including a fix to Resto Treants causing their target to taunt enemies.
AoE healing spells such as
now have proper caps.
New PvP enchants are now soulbound.
All players that attack Kor'kron elites, regardless of faction, now get credit.
Click the cut for the complete May 22nd hotfixes!
Patch 5.3: Battlefield Barrens Guide and Noxy Comic
2013/05/22 at 11:51 AM
Patch 5.3 introduces a new world event,
, that explores the conflict between the Alliance, Horde, and Garrosh. There's a ton of stuff to do and collect as part of this event--but it's only around for a limited amount of time. It will be removed when Patch 5.4 hits.
also made a comic about this event, capturing the spirit of helping the Darkspear in unexpected ways!
To unlock this world event, which takes place in Durotar and Northern Barrens, you'll need to do several new scenarios and a quest chain, Escalation. showing the underlying politics behind your faction.
Once the world event is unlocked, you can collect Kor'kron supplies through various ways to purchase vanity items and armor like
Garrosh's influence can be seen in the Valley of Spirits being shut down, a Horde digsite in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, and Kor'kron camps in the Northern Barrens.
Click the cut to read the guide!
Patch 5.3 Hotfixes: May 21st
2013/05/21 at 7:39 PM
The first round of Patch 5.3 Hotfixes is up!
Players farming Karazhan for
Raiding with Leashes II: Attunement Edition
pets should be happy, as the Chess Encounter got nerfed!
Conquest Quartermasters (Armsmaster Holinka and Roo Desvin) have been temporarily disabled due to a bug with the Tyrannical Conquest achievement.
Overturned Caravans now despawn properly and are removed from the world map.
Class changes for Druids, Monks, and Shaman.
Click the cut to read the hotfixes!
Wowhead's Patch 5.3 Guide
2013/05/20 at 7:14 PM
Patch 5.3 goes live on
Tuesday, May 21st
, as things really heat up between the Alliance, Horde, and Garrosh!
While there's no new raid in 5.3, there's plenty to keep you busy--
new Brawler's Guild bosses, heroic scenarios, pet battle rewards, and numerous PvP changes
There's also a new world event,
, in which you assist Vol'jin with the Darkspear Rebellion and collect some unique vanity items along the way. Don't delay though--this world event is only around for a limited time!
We've got summaries of all the new content below, as well as links to blue posts and Wowhead's comprehensive PTR coverage.
Patch Notes and Overview
Experience needed to increase from 85-90 has been
reduced by 33%
more control over loot rewards
with a "Loot Specialization" menu option for bonus rolls, quests, Raid Finder, and Heroic Scenario loot.
Read more here
Battlefield Barrens is a
new world event
in which Alliance and Horde players unite to undermine Garrosh and kill his Kor'kron guards for u
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