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  • BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Ticket and Goody Bag Now Available
    Beta Keys: We will be giving away a few beta keys in our Curse channel at 2 PM ET.

    BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Ticket Now Available
    While Blizzard hasn't announced it yet, the Virtual Ticket is on the shop! The codes for attendees also were emailed out today.

    We previously looked at what is inside the Goody Bag that you can order (while supplies last)!
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Watch Blizzard’s epic two-day gaming convention live November 4 & 5
    The Virtual Ticket gives you a front row seat at BlizzCon 2016 from the comfort of your own couch, live and in high definition (720p). You’ll get comprehensive coverage of both days of the show, including panels, contests, interviews, and the closing ceremony, along with some cool commemorative in-game goodies. You can even stream the convention using the free BlizzCon Guide mobile app! This year's BlizzCon takes place November 4 & 5 in Anaheim, CA.


    Get the Inside Scoop
    Want the latest and greatest info on all things World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo III, and Overwatch? The Virtual Ticket is the only way to access all of the developer panels at BlizzCon from home. You’ll also see tons of interviews with the designers, artists, and key creative folks behind your favorite Blizzard games.

    Catch the Contests
    Don’t miss a minute of the craftsmanship, skill, and creativity on display in the legendary Costume Contest and epic Talent Contest on Friday night.

    A Legendary Conclusion
    After two full days of Blizzard gaming excitement and fast-paced esports action, you won’t want to miss the closing celebration. Stay tuned for more details about what’s in store for this year’s show.

    BlizzCon® In-Game Goodies
    Every BlizzCon, we give out awesome in-game loot to commemorate the occasion, including pets, portraits, and more. Purchase a Virtual Ticket, and after BlizzCon begins you'll have access to a treasure trove of in-game goodies for your favorite Blizzard games—more details to come!

    On Demand Replays
    Miss a revelation during a World of Warcraft or Heroes of the Storm developer discussion? Does one of your Hearthstone panels conflict with a must-see StarCraft II match? No problem—with the Virtual Ticket, every channel will be available to view on demand for 2 weeks after BlizzCon, so you can check out any action you missed—on your desktop or in the free BlizzCon Guide mobile app.

    Add A Goody Bag & Shop the Sale
    Bring another piece of the BlizzCon experience home! Order a Virtual Ticket and you’ll have the option to pre-purchase a BlizzCon Goody Bag from the Blizzard Gear Store. Supplies are limited, so snag one before they’re gone! You'll also get access to the Gear Store's BlizzCon merchandise sale. Keep an eye on gear.blizzard.com for more details!

    BlizzCon Goody Bag Now Available
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
    Q: Who can pre-purchase a BlizzCon 2016 Goody Bag?
    A: BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Ticket and physical ticket holders are eligible to pre-purchase one Goody Bag per Battle.net Account at gear.blizzard.com while supplies last.


    Q: I am a physical ticket holder. Do I need to purchase a Goody Bag?
    A: BlizzCon 2016 physical ticket holders will receive their Goody Bag at badge pickup, beginning November 3, 2016. Physical ticket holders may also purchase one additional Goody Bag while supplies last.

    Q: I can’t find the link to purchase the BlizzCon 2016 Goody Bag. Help!
    A: Purchase the BlizzCon 2016 Goody Bag here. Remember, you must:

    • Purchase a BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Ticket or a physical BlizzCon 2016 ticket (physical ticket holders must redeem the BlizzCon Digital Bonuses Code the ticket buyer received via email. If you didn’t buy a ticket yourself, you’ll need to get your code from the person who bought your ticket).
    • Log in to your Battle.net Account.

    Q: How much do Goody Bags cost?
    A: BlizzCon 2016 Goody Bags are available for $35 USD (shipping and taxes will be added at the time of purchase). International orders may be subject to regional duties and fees.

    Note: All orders will be shipped from the United States; not all countries may be eligible to participate, and international shipping rates and other fees may apply. For more information, including how to find out if the Gear Store ships to your region, see the Blizzard Gear Store Shipping article on our support site.

    Q: When will the BlizzCon 2016 Goody Bags ship?
    A: BlizzCon 2016 Goody Bags will begin shipping on or before November 4, 2016.

    Q: What if I cancel my Virtual Ticket after ordering the BlizzCon 2016 Goody Bag?
    A: Players without a valid Virtual Ticket or physical ticket purchase at the time of shipping will not be eligible to receive a BlizzCon 2016 Goody Bag. The order will be cancelled.


  • Can I Mog It? Addon, Fashionista: Shirt Achievement, Blue Tweets, Havoc DH Preview
    Blatty's Rank #1 Wiz GR 111 Clear

    Popular Decks of the Week for July 24

    Auriel Reveal in Chinajoy, Mystic Kingdoms Arthas Available, Small Hotfix - July 21st

    Addon - Can I Mog It?
    The Can I Mog It? addon adds additional information about appearance collections to item tooltips:

    • If you have learned it.
    • If you have learned it, but from a different item.
    • If you have learned it, but can't transmog it (wrong armor type or too low level).
    • If you can learn it.
    • If you can't learn it on this character.
    • If you can't learn it (necks, trinkets, rings, etc.).



    Achievement - Fashionista: Shirt
    When looking at the initial data from players that had a Fashionista achievement, we saw that only 20% of the players that had one of the achievements had the Fashionista: Shirt achievement. Complete all of the Fashionista achievements to earn Fabulous, which rewards the Fabulous title!

    We will take a look at progress on these achievements in a week or two, after everyone has had a chance to finish them up.

    • Thomas Yance - Patrols the road between Tarren Mill and Southshore in the The Escape from Durnholde. Sells five shirts for 1
    • Broxel Goldgrasp - Located at the Argent Tournament in Icecrown, selling faction themed shirts for 25
    • Karandonna - Located in the Threads of Fate shop in Dalaran, selling many shirts from 20 - 800
    • Angelique Butler - Several First Aid vendors sell two shirts that are 16 - 20
    • Crafted Shirts - There are lots of crafted shirts that you can make or buy from the Auction House
    • Guild Vendors - These vendors sell guild shirts for 100 - 200. These shirts come with some requirements to be able to purchase them.


    Warcraft Movie–Inspired Transmog Items Ending Soon
    The ability to earn the Warcraft Movie transmog items is going away next week (August 1), so be sure to log in and get them if you haven't already!




    Blue Tweets
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Classes
    Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    holy pally doesn't get 2H-Wep with pre-patch, even though new kit and upcoming artifact are built around that?
    Some artifacts (such as Holy Paladin) are meant to break some of the normal "rules," but aren't needed at level 100. (WarcraftDevs)

    Battlegrounds
    Please bring back the engineer glider/belt for unrated bgs.
    These will be back (for unrated BGs only) in a future patch. (WarcraftDevs)

    Camera Zoom
    Please don't let this issue continue to go unaddressed: https://t.co/Eu8daLDTHE (& all related threads)
    To be clear, it's absolutely something we care deeply about. Of course we want everyone to be able to enjoy the game. But zoom... (WatcherDev)
    ...distance may have been a bandaid that masked underlying causes of motion sickness. We want to identify and fix those directly. (WatcherDev)

    Items
    people clicking disenchant when people are greeding for offspec gear. would it not be better for a option asking if the player
    Need/Greed now strictly prioritizes mainspec > offspec on Need, for reference; Greed is literally just "I want to sell this." (WatcherDev)

    UI
    Hey, the low health screen flash could be a legitimate epilepsy issue. Disabling it -needs- to be put back in the menu.
    The option to disable it wasn't removed! It's just been moved to the "Combat" category. (WarcraftDevs)

    PvE
    Can anyone C/D if Mists content gets the legacy buff when legion goes out? @WarcraftDevs
    There's no such thing as a "legacy buff" - it was a one-time adjustment to content flattened out by the 6.0 squish. (WatcherDev)
    so Mists content wont get easier once I hit 110? :C
    It certainly will, because you'll have several times more health and damage output after leveling and gearing up. (WatcherDev)

    Final Boss - Havoc Demon Hunter Spec Preview
    Demon Hunters aren't here just yet, but you can see the Havoc spec preview while you are waiting.



  • CRZ and RP Realms, Legion Comic #4, New Site Design, Hotfixes, Vengeance DH Preview
    End of Era 6 Notification, Desolacer's Leveling Method for S7

    Weekend Wacky Wild Decks

    Auriel Reveal in Chinajoy, Mystic Kingdoms Arthas Available, Small Hotfix - July 21st

    Cross-Realm Functionality on RP Realms
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    Patch 7.0 included some server-side changes to the way our cross-realm and sharding technologies work. While these changes were made to improve system and server performance, they inadvertently affected Role Playing realms and communities in a way we did not intend.

    We recognize the issue this has caused for the role playing community, and have been hard at work on some improvements to our tech that will allow us to disable it entirely in certain areas on RP servers. In those designated areas, players on RP realms will not be automatically mixed with players from other realms, nor will they be split into multiple “shards”. In other words, if you’re on an RP server, you won’t have trouble finding other people from your realm in these areas, and shouldn’t see very many (if any) players from other realms.

    Additionally, it’s worth clarifying that our previous rules which prevented RP realms from being automatically CRZ’ed with non-RP realms have not changed, even outside of these designated areas. However, please be aware that our party-based cross-realm tech is still in place, so if someone from another realm groups up with someone on your realm, you might see them.

    We’re currently applying these changes to Stormwind and Orgrimmar, and North American realms should be starting to see their effects. Realms in other regions will pick the changes up with their next restarts. Once we’ve had some time to see how these changes are working out in action, we’ll begin applying them to other common social hubs (such as other capital cities, Elwynn Forest, etc.), with the goal to eventually roll this out to the vast majority of the game world. The only exceptions will be a few very specific locations where sharding is needed to prevent major performance issues, particularly with the upcoming expansion launch.

    Again, our goal was never to disrupt the role playing community, and we apologize for any distress or confusion this has caused those players.

    New Comic: World of Warcraft: Legion #4 - "Anduin: Son of the Wolf"
    Blizzard has released the next Legion comic in the series!


    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    "My son. A terrible darkness has returned to our world."

    What is the price of peace? This is a question that Anduin Wrynn must answer as war against an ancient foe begins anew and hidden enemies threaten his very life.

    In "Anduin: Son of the Wolf," a letter from Anduin’s father, King Varian, speaks of ill times ahead, prompting the young ruler to ponder leadership and responsibility. Anduin must face his fears and decide if he can defend Azeroth while still keeping true to his beliefs.
    We invite you to read and download the free comic here. You can also experience the action and sound of this tale through the Madefire motion book, available on desktop, mobile, and Apple TV.

    About the Comic
    Written by Robert Brooks and illustrated by Nesskain, "Anduin: Son of the Wolf" is the fourth in a series of comics leading up to the Burning Legion's invasion of Azeroth.

    Robert Brooks is a senior writer on Blizzard Entertainment's Creative Development team and has worked on various projects for Blizzard's game universes, including the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor comic "Blackhand" and the Mists of Pandaria faction short story "The Untamed Valley."

    Nesskain is a French comic artist residing near Paris. Mainly self-taught, he started his career in the comics field in his early twenties, working for publisher Delcourt on projects such as Le Cercle and R.U.S.T.

    Coming Soon: "The Tomb of Sargeras"
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    We’re pleased to announce the upcoming audio drama “The Tomb of Sargeras”, written by Robert Brooks, and narrated by Steven Pacey.



    Subscribe now in iTunes to get each episode as soon as they're released.


    Patch 7.0.3 Hotfixes - July 22
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    Bug Fixes

    Classes
    Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Death Strike is now calculated at 45 Runic Power for purposes of abilities that base their functionality off of Runic Power spent.

    Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Restoration Affinity now properly increases the healing done by Rejuvination.
    • Prowl and Dash can now be activated while the Druid is in Cat Form or Bear Form.

    Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • The visual for Glyph of the Skullseye now properly disappears when the buff runs out.

    Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Mages are now able to purchase Mystical Tome: Arcane Linquist, Mystical Tome: Illusion and Familiar Stone from Endora Moorehead in Dalaran as intended.

    Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Chi Orbit is now only visible to the casting Monk and hostile players.
    • The Jade Serpent Statue now properly assists the Monk when casting the Ancient Mistweaver Arts variant of Soothing Mist.

    Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Fixed a bug preventing Divine Steed from working at the proper level.

    Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Casting Riptide directly after a Chain Heal will now award two stacks of Tidal Waves.

    Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Drain Life and Drain Soul now consider Mechanicals to be valid targets.

    Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Anger Management should reduce the correct amount of the remaining cooldown on Battle Cry, with the corresponding amount of Rage spent by Execute.
    • Pants and weapons are no longer changing appearances after entering Defensive Stance.

    Dungeons
    • In Razorfen Downs, Death Speaker Blackthorn and Amnennar the Coldbringer no longer respawn following their deaths.
    • In Raid Finder, entering the second wing of Heart of Fear should place players in the proper instance with appropriate enemies spawned.

    Items
    • Chef’s Hat again speeds up cooking.
    • Invisible fist weapons are now eligible to be transmogrified.

    Mobs
    • Razor Net Trap in Tanaan Jungle is now doing its intended amount of damage.

    Pet Battles
    • Flawless Battle-Stone can be used on Enchanted Broom, as intended.
    • The Hunter’s Call toy no longer summons any pets that can be battled.

    PVP
    • PvP templates now grant level 100 characters stats on par with item level 740 gear (up from 700 gear).
    • “Slay Them All” now rewards gold and a Fel-Touched Crate of Battlefield Goods.
    • “Ashran Dominance” now rewards gold, a Fel-touched Crate of Battlefield Goods, and a Mark of Honor.

    Quests
    • Fixed an issue that could cause Big Pete in Hemet's Happy Hunting Grounds to become stuck and uninteractible.
    • Lord Maxwell Tyrosus should now remain visible, allowing players to turn in "Argent Call: The Noxious Glade.
    • The Twilight Sermon events are now properly initiating, allowing for the completion of the quests "Might of the Stonemaul" and "Might of the Sentinels".
    • Kadrak is now present and the quest “Warchief’s Command: Ashenvale!” can be turned in.
    • Restored some daily quests that had gone missing from the Molten Front.

    Zones
    • Cold Weather Flying now costs 50 gold, and is automatically learned at level 80.

    Patch 7.0.3 Hotfixes - July 21
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    Bug Fixes
    Classes

    Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Feral Affinity should increase the damage of Rake and Rip, as intended.

    Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Pets in the Oxen and Scalehide families now all have a basic attack.

    Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • While the Flame Patch talent is active, it should tick during the casting and application of other spells.

    Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • The talent Trail of Light should no longer incorrectly reduce the healing of Flash of Light.

    Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Chaos Bolt should no longer interfere with boss abilities when combined with the Reverse Entropy talent.
    • Fixed a bug affecting the health of Warlock pets.

    Dungeons
    • Fixed an issue that could prevent players from receiving loot from Draenor Mythic dungeon bosses depending on their loot settings.

    Items

    Quests
    • The NPC Ultham Ironhorn is again available for Dwarf players attempting to complete "Learn To Ride".
    • There are now Sunreaver Citizens available to complete the quest "It Starts in the Sewers"
    • Players are now able to start and progress through the quest "Endgame".
    • The quest “The Future of Rockpool” can again be completed.
    • Mistcaller’s Charm, used to summon Mistcaller Yngvar for the quest "Mistcaller Yngvar", now functions properly.
    • General Grimaxe should no longer despawn after he has dismounted during “Grimaxe’s Demise”.
    • Players are now able to complete the quest “Unbroken Circle”.
    • Halduron Brightwing should again allow players to turn in the quest "Journey to the Sunwell".

    Zones
    • Level 100 characters should be able to queue for Ashran via Group Finder.
    • The NPCs who went missing from Hrothgar’s Landing have been returned.
    • Players will now properly receive the Dungeon Preparation buff when entering a Timewalking dungeon.

    New World of Warcraft Site Preview
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    As we prepare for a new chapter in Azeroth’s story, we thought it was an auspicious time debut an all-new World of Warcraft site. Consider it your future home for all things WoW, with an all-new home page, game section, new player and returning player guides, and much more.

    As with any new undertaking, this site is a work in progress and we’ll be updating it regularly with a variety of features, including updated player profiles, PvP Ladder information, and more.

    Once the new site goes live on July 26, you’ll also want to check out the updated forums, which can be accessed by clicking Forums at the top of the page. We’ve put a new coat of paint on things and tidied up a bit to give the forums a cleaner look. Don’t worry, though—all of your posts in the current forums will still be here for you when we transition over, so no packing for the move will be necessary.

    Check out the images below to get an idea of how the site will look.


    We look forward to getting settled into our new home with you.

    Blue Tweets
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Raids
    What's the story with Nighthold? Tuned for and rewards same ilevel as Emerald Nightmare but releasing months after?
    Tuned for Nightmare gear, will reward a tier up. Basically Highmaul->Foundry (after Foundry gear buffs) redux. (WatcherDev)

    Items
    Warglaive from pre-patch event is BoP, so appearance available to pre-purchase players only. Is that intended ?
    Thanks everyone for drawing attention to this, will discuss. (Muffinus)

    Questing
    But if lvl 102 is a healer, can they heal lvl 108 properly? Rare for questing I know, but I'm curious.
    yes healing gets scaled too (holinka)

    Final Boss - Vengeance Demon Hunter Spec Preview
    Demon Hunters aren't here just yet, but you can see the Vengeance spec preview while you are waiting.



| Date published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:55:31 +0000
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