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News Roundup: Wowhead Weekly #105, PvP Season 1 Reward Update, Blizzard Holiday Present
2016/12/23 at 4:58 PM
Today's news roundup includes Wowhead Weekly #105, a Blue post on some PvP Season 1 Reward clarifications, and the Blizzard Holiday employee gift.
News Roundup: Cataclysm World In Game Longer Than Original Azeroth, Blizzard Holiday Activity and Campus Decorations
2016/12/19 at 12:43 PM
Today's news roundup features a look at Blizzard's holiday decorations for the iconic Orc Statue on campus, a blue post on Blizzard holiday activity, and a gallery of pre-Cataclysm screenshots inspired by
a Reddit post
pointing out that the post-Cataclysm world has now been in game longer than the original pre-Cataclysm world. We feel
Blizzard Posts for Dec 15th: Brawler's Guild, Mists of Pandaria Timewalking, Prestige Bug
2016/12/15 at 12:55 PM
For today's Blizzard post roundup, there are official previews of 7.1.5 Brawler's Guild and Mists of Pandaria Timewalking, as well as a post clarifying a bug with Prestige in Season 2.
Brawler's Guild will have many new bosses like
, Rumble Fights everyone in the queue can participate in, and new rewards like
Mists of Pandaria Timewalking will be available for level 91+ players and reward items like
Yu'lei, Daughter of Jade
Wowhead previewed these events on the PTR several weeks ago; check out our own
for more details and data.
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Blizzard Posts: Dec 13th Hotfixes, Upcoming Legendary Changes, Unholy DKs and Apocalypse
2016/12/13 at 7:29 PM
Patch 7.1.5 PTR blue posts for December 13th cover some major changes to legendary items and a change to
. These changes should be visible in the next PTR build.
Legendaries that provide a strong throughput increase are being toned down, and those that have more niche uses are being given another pass. In blue post follow ups, Lore stated that if Blizzard were to redo the system now, they'd likely only have utility legendaries. For all the new and changed legendaries in 7.1.5 so far, check out our
7.1.5 Legendary Item Preview
December 13th hotfixes added to the post.
Patch 7.1.5 Legion Developer Classes Q&A
2016/12/07 at 11:54 AM
Game Director Ion Hazzikostas addressed many 7.1.5 class topics in the latest Q&A, and we've summarized his answers below in this liveblog. The next Q&A should be scheduled for January 2017, around the release of Patch 7.1.5.
Watch live video from on www.twitch.tv
Wowhead Weekly #101, Blizzard Games and J!NX Black Friday Sales
2016/11/23 at 3:54 PM
Due to the American Thanksgiving holiday, Wowhead Weekly is a few days early this week! Wowhead Weekly #101 covers everything about the
, as well as holidays now live such as
WoW's 12th Anniversary
Class Design on the 7.1.5 PTR
2016/11/18 at 9:25 PM
When the 7.1.5 PTR went up earlier this week, we had
spell changes from datamining
but no specific class changes in the
official patch notes
. As such, there was some confusion as to the intended changes and class directions for specializations that seemed unfinished.
Today, Blizzard explained that the 7.1.5 PTR so far only shows roughly half of the mechanical changes, with more of them coming in the next build. Once the mechanical changes are in a good place, adjustments to overall performance will follow.
You can read up on the spell changes so far in our
Past Blizzard Employees: Ghostcrawler on Death Knights, Metzen on Leaving Blizzard
2016/11/17 at 2:33 PM
Recently several prominent former Blizzard employees have been speaking out to the community: Chris Metzen on his retirement and Ghostcrawler on the original design for Death Knights.
Hotfixes for November 15th, More Kirin Tor World Quests, FatbossTV Helya Video Guide
2016/11/14 at 7:21 PM
For today's news roundup, Blizzard has confirmed that Kirin Tor quests like
Like the Wind
can spawn outside of Emissaries, there is a preview of upcoming November 15th hotfixes, and FatbossTV has released their Helya Normal + Heroic Video Guide.
Liveblog: Post-BlizzCon Q&A with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas
2016/11/11 at 1:06 PM
Game Director Ion Hazzikostas answered questions about Patch 7.1.5 and 7.2 on today's Q&A. Some hotfixes are also on the way - legendary items will be upgraded to ilvl 910 on Tuesday, and all Trial of Valor items will get a +5 ilvl boost. Check out our full recap for details!
Watch live video from on www.twitch.tv
Classic Server Update
2016/10/24 at 5:24 PM
While many players are looking forward to
or speculating on
BlizzCon panel announcements
, other players are interested in followups on the Legacy Server situation from the spring. Community Manager Ornyx explains that there will not be any updates to share at BlizzCon, although the development team is still discussing it.
We’ve seen some talk among the community that you might be expecting to hear some news on legacy servers at BlizzCon, and we just wanted to take a moment to let you know that while we’re still discussing the possibility, we won’t have any updates to share on that until after the show.
These past few months we’ve been laser-focused on the launch of Legion and getting Patch 7.1: Return to Karazhan ready to go (it’s almost here!), as well as prepping for BlizzCon—which is always a huge undertaking itself. You’ve heard us say that the launch of Legion was just the beginning of the story we want to tell in this expansion. What we will focus on at BlizzCon is how the team is committed to making sure we bring you a steady stream of content going forward, and we can’t wait to share what’s next for Legion.
Thanks for your patience, and we’ll see you at BlizzCon.
-J. Allen Brack and the World of Warcraft development team
Patch Notes: World of Warcraft Patch 7.1 Return to Karazhan
2016/10/24 at 4:35 PM
The official notes are here for Patch 7.1, including a detailed look at class changes! For guides to all the new content in the patch, check out
Wowhead's Patch 7.1 Survival Guide
with everything you need on
Return to Karazhan
quests including Suramar
fun pets and mounts to collect
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