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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
Patch 6.1.2 Hotfixes for March 31st
2015/03/31 at 8:07 PM
The most recent round of hotfixes are up, featuring Blast Furnace changes to all difficulties and
nerfs to Mythic.
, there was a +5 item level increase to heirlooms and our database is updated for this hotfix.
You can also see hotfixes on database pages now! Just click on any of the links below and you'll see up to 4 recent hotfixes in the last four months.
Patch 6.1.2 Hotfixes for March 27th
2015/03/27 at 8:48 PM
After a relatively light week of hotfixes, we've got some late Friday night ones! As usual, you can visit a database page to see all the recent hotfixes listed on that page as well.
should now correctly drop the character from combat if another party member is in combat while in an Arena, Battleground, Rated Battleground, or outdoor PvP zone.
Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
should no longer incorrectly despawn while in combat with the player after being summoned.
Legendary Ring Quest Line
An Inside Job
: Fixed an issue where
may sometimes fail to eliminate a target.
: Fixed an issue where the map marker for
Stolen Sha'tari Vault
was not updated correctly after defeating The Iron Maidens.
Raids and Dungeons
The Iron Maidens
The Iron Maidens (
Marak the Blooded
) should no longer incorrectly trigger a Dreadnaught phase if they reach 100 Energy and 20% health at around the same time.
Throne of Thunder
Durumu the Forgotten
: Fixed an issue where the cones of light may incorrectly spawn high above ground during the Light Spectrum phase.
Primal Gladiator's Medallion of Adaptation
should now convert into the correct faction version for characters that had undergone a Paid Faction Change.
6.1.2 Patch Notes, March 23rd Hotfixes
2015/03/23 at 8:19 PM
We've got the very short patch notes for 6.1.2, as well as some new hotfixes for March 23rd.
6.1.2 Patch Notes
Introducing the WoW Token
Coming soon to an Azeroth near you: the
, a new in-game item that allows players to simply and securely exchange gold and game time between each other.
Players will be able to purchase a
through the in-game Shop for real money, and then sell it on the Auction House for gold at the current market price. When a player buys a WoW Token from the Auction House for gold, the Token becomes Soulbound, and the player can then redeem it for 30 days of game time.
The WoW Token feature will be enabled at a future date. Patch 6.1.2 adds in the framework needed for the WoW Token feature in the game client and is not active at this time. Check out WoW Token Coming Soon – Additional Details for more details on how the feature works.
Patch 6.1 Hotfixes for March 12th, Spirit Trinkets Buffed
2015/03/12 at 8:14 PM
In today's round of Patch 6.1 hotfixes,
Elementalist's Shielding Talisman
now have 33% more spirit.
Just to help clarify, on top of what Rygarius said: These changes were made because the items were under budget and not giving the appropriate amount of stats for their item level. There was a bug, so we fixed it.
a change made to make healers more interested in Spirit trinkets. We recognize that Spirit isn't the most appealing stat for healers at the moment, and are discussing how we want to handle that, but that's a separate issue than the one that prompted the changes to these trinkets.
Patch 6.1 Hotfixes for March 11th, Recent Blue Tweets, Legendary Questline Boost for Alts
2015/03/11 at 7:44 PM
In today's news, we have some more 6.1 hotfixes including players now deal 10% less damage against other players while in PvP combat. Also check out our database pages that are linked in the article--they now list their recent hotfixes on the page!
We also have some blue tweets covering a nice boost for alts working on the legendary questline (
full guide here
) and a statue players received who had delayed orders from the Blizzard Gear Store.
Bonus Roll Loot, Patch 6.1.2 PTR Build 19728 - The WoW Token; Live Hotfixes for March 5th
2015/03/05 at 7:48 PM
Spirit and Bonus Armor on Personal Loot
Community Manager Lore has made a post explaining changes related to personal loot for tanks and healers:
Both Spirit and Bonus Armor are intended to help restrict the number of people in a given raid who may be interested in a particular item. The OP makes a perfect argument as to why we want that distinction: he wanted the Blackiron Micro Crucible, but had resigned himself to only really having a shot at it from a bonus roll or a cache as there were so many others in his raid group who wanted it too. That's a crappy situation.
Bonus Armor is currently working well for creating that distinction. DPS specializations don't get anything from it, but it's far and away the best stat for tanks -- so much so that tanks will nearly always prefer an item that grants Bonus Armor over an item that doesn't, even if the item with no Bonus Armor is much higher in item level.
Prior to 6.1, we were getting a ton of feedback from tanks who were extremely disappointed to receive trinkets, rings, etc. with no Bonus Armor through their bonus rolls. It felt like a waste of a seal or cache to get something that your loot spec would realistically never equip. Plus, it's a bit of a false lead for inexperienced players; if Blizzard gave me a higher item level crit/multistrike amulet via bonus rolls, it must be an upgrade, right?
Patch 6.1 Hotfixes for March 4th
2015/03/04 at 8:03 PM
A new wave of hotfixes is here for Patch 6.1, including a change to how Tonk Targets work for
Ace Tonk Commander
Darkmoon Tonk Controller
Pet battlers will be happy to know that
should now correctly reduce damage dealt to all pets.
Remember that you can now visit database pages and see their recent hotfixes listed on them as well.
Feb 27th and Feb 26th Hotfixes, Profession Trader Fix, Friday Update Arcade
2015/02/27 at 9:07 AM
February 27th Bug Fixes
A small patch was applied to live servers February 27th to fix some bugs. If you're seeing "Incompatible" errors, log out and restart the Battle.net Client to update, or try to play the game if that doesn't work.
The notes are as follows:
Fixed a number of issues that could cause the client to crash.
Fixed an issue where name and chat filters were not blocking some inappropriate words.
Fixed an issue where Combat Rogues were unable to apply Deadly Poison from the Spellbook's fly-out menu.
Raid frames should no longer sometimes display character realm names in a second line.
February 26th Hotfixes
February 26th hotfixes are here and include an important change to Profession Traders--they spawn in a fixed order so you don't get multiple Fur Traders in a row due to RNG! Learn more about dailies with our
6.1 Town Hall Daily Guide
Patch 6.1 Hotfixes and Blue Posts for 2/25; New Site Feature - View Hotfixes on Database Pages
2015/02/25 at 9:01 PM
It's time for the first round of Patch 6.1 hotfixes! Check out the
official patch notes
to learn even more about the patch.
New Site Feature: Hotfix Notes in the Database
This is also the perfect time to introduce a new site feature! We've integrated Blizzard hotfixes and patch notes with our database--if something gets updated, you'll see it mentioned on that database page now under the "Hotfixes" section.
This should help players stay on top of recent changes such as:
Ability buffs or nerfs--in-game tooltips do not update spell values until major content patches, so it's a long wait to see the correct spell values.
Fixes to boss encounters like
Quality-of-life changes to popular items like
All you have to do is visit an achievement, faction, item, npc, quest, or spell page.
Blizzard's Q4 2014 Report, Sigil of the Black Hand Quest, Upgraded SELFIE Filters, Feb 5th Hotfixes
2015/02/05 at 4:48 PM
In today's news, we have a short round of Blackrock Foundry fixes for February 5th hotfixes, pictures of the filters on the PTR, details on the Activision Blizzard Q4 earnings report, and info on a special Blackrock Foundry quest.
Sigil of the Black Hand Quest
An incentive for players to clear
multiple times is the
Sigil of the Black Hand
quest. This quest allows you to skip to Blackhand with
Sigil of the Black Hand
--perfect for when you no longer need loot from the early bosses.
To complete this quest, you will need to kill the end-wing bosses in Blackrock Foundry for 4 each of
Ember of the Mountain
Heart of Stone
Sliver of Iron
. They are
starts the quest. He is found at 87.3, 50.2 inside Blackrock Foundry, just south of the Iron Maidens.
Completing the quest on a higher difficulty also unlocks the Blackhand skip on lower difficulties.
Method's Mythic Imperator Mar'gok Strategy Video, February 4th Hotfixes and Blue Tweets
2015/02/04 at 8:12 PM
Our series of Mythic guides by Method continues with
has launched this week, very few guilds have killed Mythic
, which rewards the title and
Cutting Edge: Imperator's Fall
Method's strategy video for
Mythic Imperator Mar'gok
is a detailed 40 minute guide to every aspect of the fight:
Click here to see their detailed written strategy guide which accompanies their video!
There's also new batch of hotfixes for February 4th including a
buff and tweaks to several
Blackrock Foundry bosses
. If you need help with a particular boss, be sure to check out our
In addition, there's been some recent Blizzard twitter activity, so we rounded up the most popular tweets on Foundry, 6.1, and transmog. Of particulate note--the
Garrison Campaign quests
continue in 6.2 instead of 6.1 as commonly thought and completing
Sigil of the Black Hand
allows you to skip to Blackhand.
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