Give a Little Joy this Winter Veil – Gift a Pet or Mount and Save 50%
Blizzard has announced select World of Warcraft mounts and pets are now 50% off on sale through January 3rd, 2017!
This does not include the new shop pet
but most other items are included. For a full list of items obtainable through the Blizzard in-game shop or promotions, check out our
Blizzard Shop Items Guide
Speaking of pets, the
Pet Battle Bonus Event
starts today and
Squirt is up on US realms
for powerleveling! Today is a great day to buy some pets and level them up.
Blue Posts: December 6th Hotfixes, Shadow Priest Feedback, Emerald Dreamcatcher
Patch 7.1 Hotfixes for December 6th are here, featuring a change to the Mythic Guarm encounter to require 2 tanks.
has also received a visual update; the barrel to track will have a swirly yellow glow.
7.1.5 PTR Feedback: Shadow Priests, Tanks in PvP, Communication, Upper Nighthold Testing, Sephuz's Secret
7.1.5 PTR forum posts continue: today so far we have a long reply about
Shadow Priest feedback
by Anshlun, the goal of tanks in PvP, and updates on improved communication:
The overall goal for Shadow in 7.1.5 is to reign in extreme situations caused by
, not nerf Shadow overall. In future builds, the duration of Shadow DoTs will be increased as well.
More adjustments are on the way for tanks in PvP; Protection Paladins were able to heal too much and were already adjusted.
Work is being done for improved PTR communication; changing internal procedures takes time.
More Nighthold bosses are open for testing:
Micro-holidays will be open for testing on the PTR. Check out our
for details on each event.
Grinding Prestige Tips and PvP Blue Tweet Clarifications
end of Legion PvP Season 1
on December 13th, Blizzard has been answering more questions about PvP. We've recapped the blue tweets as well as an overview of the current prestige rewards and some easy ways to work on the prestige grind if you want rewards like
but are new to PvP.
The existing Prestige rewards are still obtainable in the next season, like
Honor Talents and Prestige Ranks will not reset between seasons.
Artifacts: the 35th trait does not apply to PvP, relics contribute to your item level.
There may be a bug with PvP World Quests infrequently spawning.
7.1.5 PTR Feedback: Warlocks, Class Communication, and Nighthold Testing
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
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.
November 29th Hotfixes and Like the Wind Improvements
November 29th hotfixes include tweaks to the Shade of Xavius encounter as well as assorted bugfixes to Insanity generation,
. Blizzard also tweeted out that changes have been made to
Legion PvP Season 2 Begins on December 13; PvP Season Not Tied to 7.1.5 Release
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.
Legendary Items: Soft Cap Removed, Bad Luck Protection Beyond Four Legendaries
Blizzard has revealed that the Legendary item soft cap has been removed a week ago, allowing bad luck protection to continue once players acquired more than four legendaries. This change wasn't noticed by players sooner as many of the players at softcap were pushing progression in Trial of Valor.
More legendary changes are on the way in 7.1.5: there are
many new legendaries
, as well as
tuning to existing legendaries
Learn more about legendary weapons in
A Guide to Legion Legendaries
and see which are recommended in our
Gear guides for all specs
Class Design on the 7.1.5 PTR, Mythic Keystone Leaderboards Now Available, November 22nd Hotfixes
For blue posts today, Blizzard clarified some of their recent class balance changes and the design approach behind them. This included the much anticipated traps for Survival Hunters, which was teased during several BlizzCon interviews, as well as an explanation on what they are trying to do with Fire mages.
Blizzard also added keystone leaderboards for Mythic+ dungeons. You'll now be able to see who has the best time by realm and dungeon.
Blizzard Gear Shop Black Friday Discounts Now Live
The Blizzard Gear Shop is back with another Facebook stream showing off new merchandise and deals for
Class Design on the 7.1.5 PTR
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
BlizzPro BlizzCon Interview: Hunter Class Mount Unlocks Ability to Tame "Beasts With Wings"
We thought we'd wrapped up BlizzCon coverage but there's one more bit of revealed information!
on Petopia found an interview from BlizzPro revealing that when Hunters unlock their Class Mount, they will also unlock the ability to tame “beasts with wings.” You can check out all of the
gryphon and hippogryph models
at Petopia--we'd love to see some of the Frayfeather models be pets!
Past Blizzard Employees: Ghostcrawler on Death Knights, Metzen on Leaving Blizzard
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.
Blue Post Roundup: November 16th Hotfixes, Artifact Power Quest Exploit, More 7.1.5 Mage Changes
Blue posts for November 16th include new 7.1 hotfixes, an explanation of temporary bans given to players exploiting a buggy World Quest for Artifact Power, and more 7.1.5 Mage changes on the horizon.
Earlier today, some players received a temp ban for completing a glitchy World Quest over and over which rewarded an Artifact Power item. With the news that more traits are coming in 7.2 and high-end players are grinding towards the 35th Artifact Trait which grants a solid boost to armor, dps, or healing, maximizing Artifact Power gains is a topic on everyone's minds.
Game Director Ion Hazzikostas explains the situation: players that completed the quest a few times in error did not receive actions, while those that formed groups to complete hundreds of turnins for the Artifact Power item received more serious account action.
Blue Posts: Official 7.1.5 PTR Patch Notes and November 15th Hotfixes
The following 7.1.5 PTR Notes were taken from the PTR Battle.net Launcher. Please check out our own coverage for more details on the following:
Micro-Holiday Events, Spell Changes for All Classes, Achievements
New Legendary Items, Brawler's Guild Rewards and Bosses, Timewalking Rewards
Hotfixes for November 15th, More Kirin Tor World Quests, FatbossTV Helya Video Guide
For today's news roundup, Blizzard has confirmed that Kirin Tor quests like
can spawn outside of Emissaries, there is a preview of upcoming November 15th hotfixes, and FatbossTV has released their Helya Normal + Heroic Video Guide.
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November 8th Hotfixes, The First Satyr's Spaulders from Xavius, Increased Mythic Keystone Rewards
Players have been commenting on
is a new drop from
These leather shoulders resemble Xavius's corrupted armor, and follow a tradition of loot from the last boss of a raid resembling that NPC's armor, such as
BlizzCon 2016 Cinematic Liveblog
The Legion In-Game Cinematics panel goes behind-the-scenes for the Broken Shore, Demon Hunter, and Legion Quest cinematics.
BlizzCon 2016 Contest
Every comment you leave on any BlizzCon 2016 post is entering you to win prizes like a
. As long as you don't spam, each comment only increases your chances to win by giving you another entry.
Read more here
--we have several awesome prizes to give out all weekend.