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Valor Points and Mythic+ Gearing: A Critique by a Top M+ Player Valor Points and Mythic+ Gearing: A Critique by a Top M+ Player Valor Points are coming this week and are supposed to save/improve Mythic+ gearing but, as our own Seliathan goes into in-depth, it's not quite a good enough improvement on the already pretty messy Mythic+ loot system. World of Warcraft WoW Today at 19:12 by Starym
Do Not Complete Covenant Callings Until Tuesday (US) / Wednesday (EU) Do Not Complete Covenant Callings Until Tuesday (US) / Wednesday (EU) Covenant Callings will reward Valor starting tomorrow, so make sure to save them until Patch 9.0.5 goes live in your region! World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Today at 18:07 by Stan
What Are the Valor Upgrade Costs in Patch 9.0.5? What Are the Valor Upgrade Costs in Patch 9.0.5? Blizzard is bringing back Valor in Patch 9.0.5, and the currency is used to upgrade Mythic Dungeon Gear, but what are the upgrade costs? World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Today at 16:43 by Stan
Weekly Valor Cap Removed on the 9.0.5 PTR? Weekly Valor Cap Removed on the 9.0.5 PTR? It appears that the Weekly Maximum Valor cap has been removed on the 9.0.5 PTR. The patch releases this week on March 9. World of Warcraft WoW 4 comments Today at 12:19 by Stan
Fan-Made Map of Draenor Before Garrosh Showed Up Fan-Made Map of Draenor Before Garrosh Showed Up ChromedDragon created a map of Draenor before Garrosh showed up. Check it out! World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Today at 09:54 by Stan
The Mythic+ Tank Experience The Mythic+ Tank Experience Tanks are getting a lot of focus in Shadowlands with the increased Mythic+ focus, and it's only going to get more intense with the next pach, so we rounded up some funny stories, depressing interactions, memes and similar. Here's a grab-bag of tanking experiences from many players. World of Warcraft WoW 9 comments Yesterday at 19:33 by Starym
Darkmoon Faire Profession Quests Available Until March 13th Darkmoon Faire Profession Quests Available Until March 13th Darkmoon Faire has returned for a week. Make sure to use the 10% reputation & experience buff, and don't forget about Profession skill-up quests for easy 5 points! World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 16:42 by Stan
WoW Exploring Azeroth: Kalimdor Coming October 15th WoW Exploring Azeroth: Kalimdor Coming October 15th World of Warcraft: Exploring Azeroth: Kalimdor is now available for pre-order for $20.65. The title will be released on October 15, 2021. World of Warcraft WoW 3 comments Yesterday at 14:56 by Staff
Castle Nathria Mythic Class and Spec Distribution Charts Castle Nathria Mythic Class and Spec Distribution Charts As 9.0.5 approaches, we wanted to take a look at just how many players were playing which specs in Mythic Castle Nathria before the patch changes hit. We made some charts for the Warcraft Logs numbers and will be doing them by role, starting with DPS. All of the stats below are based on the past 2 weeks of raids.  World of Warcraft WoW 3 comments Mar 06, 2021 at 20:23 by Starym
The Many Faces of Group Finder Mythic+ Descriptions The Many Faces of Group Finder Mythic+ Descriptions The Mythic+ premade group finder gets a lot of use, and the more frustrated players get with it, the weirder the descriptions of the groups get, so we're taking a look at the funny, creepy and one truly perfect one. World of Warcraft WoW 9 comments Mar 06, 2021 at 19:04 by Starym
Unbridled Darkness Torghast Bonus Event Available Starting March 9th Unbridled Darkness Torghast Bonus Event Available Starting March 9th The third Torghast bonus event will become available next week. It's called Unbridled Darkness and turns your screen pitch black for short periods of time. World of Warcraft WoW 7 comments Mar 06, 2021 at 16:11 by Stan
Player Receives Corrupted Item While Leveling Player Receives Corrupted Item While Leveling For some odd reason, a player received a Corrupted Item from the Stockades while leveling, even though the system has been removed from the game in the Shadowlands pre-patch. World of Warcraft WoW 3 comments Mar 06, 2021 at 13:28 by Stan
Important Interrupts in Shadowlands Dungeons Video Important Interrupts in Shadowlands Dungeons Video With Mythic+ becoming much more relevant and presumably many more players heading in/returning to the dungeons next week with patch 9.0.5, this video going through some important interrupts for all the Shadowlands dungeons is especially useful! World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Mar 06, 2021 at 07:24 by Starym
A Further Update and Improvement to the Weekly Mythic Keystone A Further Update and Improvement to the Weekly Mythic Keystone After some community outcry over the new changes coming to keystone next week, Blizzard have detailed a new addition to patch 9.0.5, aimed at improving the weekly Mythic+ keystone generated. Players will be getting their first weekly keystone at the same level of the highest completed key from the previous week! Check out the full and detailed explanation: World of Warcraft WoW 6 comments Mar 06, 2021 at 02:18 by Staff
Valor System Item Upgrade Achievement Requirements Will (Most Likely) Be Account-wide Valor System Item Upgrade Achievement Requirements Will (Most Likely) Be Account-wide With the announcement of patch 9.0.5 arriving next week many players have been asking how exactly the Mythic+ Valor Point system achievement requirements for item level caps will work in regard to alts, and if they'll have to re-do the achievements on each alt. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Mar 05, 2021 at 20:23 by Starym
Blizzard / NetEase Taking Action Against Hall of Fame Boosters in the CN Region Blizzard / NetEase Taking Action Against Hall of Fame Boosters in the CN Region Blizzard / NetEase are reverting Hall of Fame / Cutting Edge Sire Denathrius kills and banning players that participated in real money boosting in the Chinese region. World of Warcraft WoW 5 comments Mar 05, 2021 at 18:42 by Stan
Cross-Realm Mythic Castle Nathria Coming March 9 Cross-Realm Mythic Castle Nathria Coming March 9 Blizzard just confirmed that cross-realm Mythic Castle Nathria will open with next week's weekly raid reset. World of Warcraft WoW Mar 05, 2021 at 18:00 by Staff
Classic+ Blizzard Survey: New Content and Changes for Classic Era Servers Classic+ Blizzard Survey: New Content and Changes for Classic Era Servers Blizzard have recently been sending out some more surveys for WoW Classic, this time related to changes that might be implemented for the "Classic Era" servers aka those that will not be progressing on to the Burning Crusade when it is released.

The questions imply the possibility of something of a Classic+, with new features being added and the game possibly evolving past Vanilla into its own ecosystem, and lasting a long time to come.
WoW Classic WoW Classic 5 comments Mar 05, 2021 at 09:05 by Starym
Community Reactions to the New Mythic+ Weekly Key Structure Community Reactions to the New Mythic+ Weekly Key Structure In the official 9.0.5 patch notes Blizzard added a fairly major change to how the level of the first weekly Mythic+ keystone everyone receives is calculated, reverting the new Shadowlands method to the old Battle for Azeroth one. The change itself seems more detrimental to players than not, as you will now have to keep up with your M+ key levels every week if you want to run higher ones directly: World of Warcraft WoW 10 comments Mar 05, 2021 at 06:52 by Starym
Diablo 2: Resurrected Will Support Original Save Files (to a Degree) Diablo 2: Resurrected Will Support Original Save Files (to a Degree) Some big news on the D2 remake today, as Blizzard have shared that your old saves will be transferrable to the new version. Initially reported in an IGN interview, it sounded like all saves would be supported, but we later got clarification that this will only be the case for offline mode of the new game. The saves will not be compatible with multiplayer and online play. Community manager PezRadar explained in more detail on the Diablo reddit: Diablo Diablo 5 comments Mar 05, 2021 at 05:25 by Staff
Official Great Vault Mythic+ Rewards Reminder Official Great Vault Mythic+ Rewards Reminder Blizzard have clarified/reminded players that their loot from the Great Vault for next week will still be 9.0.2-based, meaning the Mythic+ items you get from it WILL NOT be upgradeable via Valor points. They will be starting from the reset after this one. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Mar 05, 2021 at 01:33 by Staff
Patch 9.0.5 Releases on March 9th/10th + Patch Notes Patch 9.0.5 Releases on March 9th/10th + Patch Notes Patch 9.0.5 arrives with the next reset on Tuesday/Wednesday and here are the full patch notes! There's plenty of updates to the game, from Adventure table to class, Covenant, dungeon, raid, legendary and more tuning, with the highlight of the patch being the new Mythic+ Valor points system. There's also updates for the WoW Companion App!

There's even the Wandering Ancient mount to look forward to and the way we get our first weekly Mythic keystones has been reverted to the BfA method.
World of Warcraft WoW 8 comments Mar 05, 2021 at 01:14 by Staff
Diablo 3 Patch 2.7.0 PTR Update Diablo 3 Patch 2.7.0 PTR Update The Diablo patch 2.7.0 PTR has been updated with changes to followers, items and some bug fixes, and you can check the all out below. If you want to see all of the 2.7.0 notes and not just the most recent update, head on over here Diablo III D3 Mar 04, 2021 at 23:28 by Staff
The Specless Return: 10-60 Without Choosing a Spec The Specless Return: 10-60 Without Choosing a Spec We've seen the rise of the new breed of specless players back in the pre-patch, but now they're coming to Shadowlands as well! World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Mar 04, 2021 at 22:14 by Starym
WoW Zones As Emojis + Guess Which Is Which WoW Zones As Emojis + Guess Which Is Which Ogrimmmar has tried to express various WoW zones via emojis, and there's a pretty fun guessing game in there as well! World of Warcraft WoW 7 comments Mar 04, 2021 at 19:04 by Starym
9.0.5 Valor Amounts Detailed 9.0.5 Valor Amounts Detailed Blizzard talk about the specifics of the Valor caps and how they will be accelerating them due to the systems late addition, with a 5000 cap to start, increasing by 750 each week. You also won't be able to hoard it, as a character can only hold 1500 at a time. World of Warcraft WoW 8 comments Mar 04, 2021 at 17:54 by Staff
The Burning Crusade Classic Internal Alpha Has Begun The Burning Crusade Classic Internal Alpha Has Begun The Burning Crusade Classic Internal Alpha has begun. WoW Classic WoW Classic Mar 04, 2021 at 17:11 by Stan
Castle Nathria Alliance Mythic Hall of Fame Reportedly Tainted By Boosts Castle Nathria Alliance Mythic Hall of Fame Reportedly Tainted By Boosts The Alliance Castle Nathria Mythic Hall of Fame is finally full, but it appears that a Chinese boosting guild has filled it with many Cutting Edge runs discovered by players through Warcraft Logs. World of Warcraft WoW 4 comments Mar 04, 2021 at 15:23 by Stan
Stormwind in Tony Hawks Pro Skater? Yes. Stormwind in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater? Yes. We've seen plenty of WoW recreations in other games, from Minecraft, the Sims and so on, but this is a pretty new one as a part of Stormwind has been made in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater! World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Mar 04, 2021 at 06:14 by Starym
Huge Devos Cheese/Potential Exploit in Spires of Ascension Huge Devos Cheese/Potential Exploit in Spires of Ascension It seems there's a much easier way to handle Devos, the final boss of the Spires of Ascension, as many players have been using this extremely powerful cheese/creative use of game mechanics/exploit to speed things up and make the encounter trivial. World of Warcraft WoW 3 comments Mar 03, 2021 at 21:18 by Starym
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