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Community Perception of the Season 21 Buff Community Perception of the Season 21 Buff Season 21 is live for more than 48 hours, and the community reacts to the Seasonal buff that makes your character periodically channel an elemental power that unleashes into the environment. Diablo III D3 3 comments Yesterday at 20:54 by Stan
Things to Do Before Shadowlands Goes Live Things to Do Before Shadowlands Goes Live With a few months of BfA still left, we compiled a list of things to do in the game before they get removed or changed when Shadowlands hits. Read on for details. World of Warcraft WoW 8 comments Yesterday at 16:45 by Stan
New Shadows Rising Prequel Novel Excerpt: Forsaken Leadership, Conflicting Ideas New Shadows Rising Prequel Novel Excerpt: Forsaken Leadership, Conflicting Ideas A new excerpt from the Shadows Rising (Shadowlands Prequel Novel) is now available and talks about the new Forsaken leadership and conflicting ideas between the members of the Horde Council. Spoiler alert. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Yesterday at 12:45 by Stan
Battle for Azeroth Cinematic 4K Wallpapers Battle for Azeroth Cinematic 4K Wallpapers Redditor UnrealUpscaling posted a gallery of photos from the BfA Cinematic in 4K that make great wallpapers. World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 11:51 by Stan
Shadowlands Deep Dive: All 12 Soulbind Talent Trees Shadowlands Deep Dive: All 12 Soulbind Talent Trees We're looking at all 12 Soulbinds and their respective talent trees. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Jul 04, 2020 at 21:37 by Stan
Easy Way to Farm Invincible, Mimiron Head, Tusks, Etc. on Alts Easy Way to Farm Invincible, Mimiron Head, Tusks, Etc. on Alts A lot of you might know this little trick already, but BlackeyesTV has made a few videos showcasing an easy method of sharing lockouts with your alts so you can easily just head to your boss of choice directly, without having to clear the instance pretty much at all (even after the weekly reset). Basically the method is pretty simple, but many might not have thought of it, and there's specific quirks for some raids (like ICC). World of Warcraft WoW 4 comments Jul 04, 2020 at 18:30 by Starym
Female Gnome Customization Options in Shadowlands Female Gnome Customization Options in Shadowlands In our latest preview of new Shadowlands customization options, we're looking at Female Gnomes! World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Jul 04, 2020 at 13:54 by Stan
Season 21 Buff Not Active on Consoles Season 21 Buff Not Active on Consoles It seems Blizzard forgot to turn on the Season 21 buff on consoles and Leaderboards are showing Season 19 clears. Diablo III D3 4 comments Jul 04, 2020 at 03:52 by Stan
Sturmbarts Awesome and Realistic Pandaria Topograpic Map Sturmbart's Awesome and Realistic Pandaria Topograpic Map Here comes the 4th installment of Sturmbart's mapping of Azeroth! After Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms and Northrend, we head to Pandaria and the parted mists, as the topographic map with estimated population values based on real-world continent sizes gives us a lot of info. The watermark is present once again, after some unfortunate cases of the maps being taken and resold by some shady people. World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Jul 03, 2020 at 21:49 by Starym
WoW Classic Server Communities Paying Respects to Reckful WoW Classic Server Communities Paying Respects to Reckful After the sudden and tragic passing of well-known streamer and personality Byron "Reckful" Bernstein, in addition to basically the entire WoW community paying their respects on twitter, facebook etc, we now also have some really amazing reactions in-game as well. While there were plenty of wonderful threads on retail WoW as well, the response in Classic was special. Many, many servers have seen gatherings of players paying their respects in the Cathedral of Light in Stormwind, or in Grommash Hold in Orgrimmar. WoW Classic WoW Classic Jul 03, 2020 at 18:06 by Starym
Reach Exalted with the Sons of Hodir Easily During Wrath Timewalking Reach Exalted with the Sons of Hodir Easily During Wrath Timewalking Redditor BurnInOblivion noticed that you can get from Hated to Exalted with the Sons of Hodir just by completing the quest chain during Wrath Timewalking. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Jul 03, 2020 at 15:30 by Stan
New Players Unlock Area Looting at Level 8 New Players Unlock Area Looting at Level 8 The new Alliance and Horde Intro Experience of Shadowlands is suppose to introduce completely new players to the game and we learned that Area looting is a feature learned at level 8. World of Warcraft WoW 5 comments Jul 03, 2020 at 14:53 by Stan
List of Corruption Effects on Sale Through July 7th List of Corruption Effects on Sale Through July 7th The Corruption Effects Vendor resets today and MOTHER will be selling a different batch of Preserved Contaminants for Echoes of Ny'alotha. This rotation includes Rank 3 Twilight Devastation and Masterful. World of Warcraft WoW 6 comments Jul 03, 2020 at 13:31 by Stan
New Jewelry Color  Options for Blood Elves New Jewelry Color Options for Blood Elves Blood Elves on the Alpha can select the color of their jewelry as of Alpha Build 34972. World of Warcraft WoW Jul 03, 2020 at 08:26 by Stan
Is Path of Ascension the Brawlers Guild of Shadowlands? Is Path of Ascension the Brawler's Guild of Shadowlands? Very little is known about the Path of Ascension coming in Shadowlands, so we're looking at what we found in the game files. World of Warcraft WoW Jul 03, 2020 at 07:30 by Stan
DesMephisto with Only 1 More Plate Item to Go, Probably Finished Today! 99.991% Done DesMephisto with Only 1 More Plate Item to Go, Probably Finished Today! 99.991% Done It's finally time for the quest to end, as DesMephisto sits at 99.991% of all plate transmogs, with only those pesky Farrison pants remaining. Today will most likely be the day, as the Garrison list resets and he's going to unleash 45 characters at the RNG to try and get those very specific Formidable Leggings! World of Warcraft WoW Jul 03, 2020 at 03:39 by Starym
All Diablo 3 Season 21 Class Guides (Patch 2.6.9) All Diablo 3 Season 21 Class Guides (Patch 2.6.9) Season 21 starts today!  It's going to be quite a season, especially for Demon Hunters. We've already taken a look at the top builds for solo pushing, speedfarming and group compositions, as well as the meta-breaking new 3x DH-based XP farm setup which dethroned Rat runs, so now its time to head for the full guides themselves, and we have them ready for all classes! Diablo III D3 6 comments Jul 03, 2020 at 03:22 by Starym
Extra Elemental Damage from Weapons Working as Intended Extra Elemental Damage from Weapons Working as Intended Here comes another addition to the "not a bug" list, as Blizzard have clarified that the extra elemental damage from weapons like Thunderfury or Warblade of Caer Darrow, while weird, is working as intended, aka like it did in Classic. Check out the detailed description explaining how it's actually logged as physical damage, but still affected by things like elemental protection potions: WoW Classic WoW Classic Jul 03, 2020 at 01:23 by Starym
New Realm Connections Are Coming New Realm Connections Are Coming Blizzard have decided to create new realm connections, after a long time studying all of the world servers. The process will happen over the next 2-3 months and will be triggered at maintenance, connecting a few low population realms to others each week. They will also be posting separate notices for the individual realm connections. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Jul 03, 2020 at 01:17 by Starym
Patch 8.3 Hotfixes: July 2nd Patch 8.3 Hotfixes: July 2nd We have another short batch today, as King Mechagon gets a little easier with a fix for his sometime multiple triggering of multiple waves of enemies. World of Warcraft WoW Jul 03, 2020 at 01:05 by Starym
Realm Transfers and the AhnQiraj Event Realm Transfers and the Ahn'Qiraj Event With the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj event coming up in Phase 5 later this month, there's a lot more focus on realm transfers, as entire groups/guilds might be going for that Scarab Lord title and mount on a low pop server. Today we have some clarifications from Blizzard on how realm transfers are going to work, specifically for those chasing the Scarab Lord title, noting that you cannot get the rewards from finishing the quest line for 90 days after transferring. WoW Classic WoW Classic Jul 02, 2020 at 22:04 by Starym
Shadowlands Alpha 9.0.1 Build 34902: Mage and Warrior Soulbind Conduits Shadowlands Alpha 9.0.1 Build 34902: Mage and Warrior Soulbind Conduits New Mage and Warrior Soulbind Conduits were added to the game in the latest Alpha build. World of Warcraft WoW Jul 02, 2020 at 15:19 by Stan
Introducing Journals: Professions Catch-Up System in Shadowlands Introducing Journals: Professions Catch-Up System in Shadowlands If you fall behind or can't afford to level up Professions in Shadowlands, there will be a catch-up system in place that allows you to earn +5 Skill Points per week through Journals. World of Warcraft WoW 3 comments Jul 02, 2020 at 14:39 by Stan
Shadowlands Alpha 9.0.1 Build 34972: New Anima Powers Shadowlands Alpha 9.0.1 Build 34972: New Anima Powers A summary of the newest Druid and Paladin Anima Powers added on the Alpha this week. World of Warcraft WoW Jul 02, 2020 at 12:46 by Stan
Barbarian, Crusader and Demon Hunter Season 21 Guides Are Live Barbarian, Crusader and Demon Hunter Season 21 Guides Are Live We only have a short time until Season 21 is upon us, and it's going to be quite a season, especially for Demon Hunters. We've already taken a look at the top builds for solo pushing, speedfarming and group compositions, as well as the meta-breaking new 3x DH-based XP farm setup which dethroned Rat runs, so now its time to head for the full guides themselves! Diablo III D3 Jul 02, 2020 at 00:06 by Starym
Necromancer Simulacrum Hotfix: Patch 2.6.9a Necromancer Simulacrum Hotfix: Patch 2.6.9a We have a new hotfix ahead of the Season 21 start on Friday, as an issue causing Necromancers' Simulacrums to stop casting their abilities has been fixed. Diablo III D3 Jul 02, 2020 at 00:00 by Starym
The Rat Is Dead: Long Live the Demon Hunter Speed Meta The Rat Is Dead: Long Live the Demon Hunter Speed Meta The XP/paragon farming meta is changing this season, as the extremely popular Rat runs are no longer the top dog and Demon Hunters are taking on Necromancers for the throne. We have our own guide writer Impact taking us through all the details, from the start, through the Haedrig's set and on to the actual group compositions and builds for the optimal group XP runs in the endgame! Diablo III D3 9 comments Jul 01, 2020 at 23:25 by Starym
Hunter Stable Size Increased to 205 Slots in Shadowlands Hunter Stable Size Increased to 205 Slots in Shadowlands Blizzard has significantly increased the Hunter stable size to hold up to 205 pets in this week's Alpha build! World of Warcraft WoW 10 comments Jul 01, 2020 at 23:16 by Stan
Shadowlands Alpha 9.0.1 Build 34972: Class Changes Shadowlands Alpha 9.0.1 Build 34972: Class Changes This week's class changes on the Alpha revolve around Demon HuntersPerseverance has been replaced with Body and Soul for Holy Priests, and more.  World of Warcraft WoW 3 comments Jul 01, 2020 at 22:50 by Stan
Tyrannical Affix No Longer Affects Boss Mobs in Shadowlands Tyrannical Affix No Longer Affects Boss Mobs in Shadowlands The Tyrannical affix has been changed on Alpha and no longer increases the health of boss mobs in dungeons. World of Warcraft WoW 5 comments Jul 01, 2020 at 20:50 by Stan
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