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War Mode Bonus from 8.3 Daily Quests Removed Temporarily War Mode Bonus from 8.3 Daily Quests Removed Temporarily As some players have already noticed, we got confirmation today that War Mode bonuses for Visions of N'Zoth daily quests have been disabled since Thursday. This was done due to a separate issue that will hopefully be resolved in the coming days, when the bonus will be restored. World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 20:37 by Starym
Amazing Tier 1 Set Art Amazing Tier 1 Set Art We've seen plenty of fan art imagining new class sets, especially since each class is no longer getting their own unique ones, but today we're going back to basics as redditor Anna_Richter took the first ever WoW raid sets and made them her own. World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 15:04 by Starym
Mists of Pandaria and WC3: Reforged 8K Upscaled Cinematics Mists of Pandaria and WC3: Reforged 8K Upscaled Cinematics There's more AI upscales incoming, with one pretty cool one and another weird one as well. MoP got the much-deserved higher res version, especially appropriate since 8.3 has us going back to Pandaria, while the Reforged video is doubly weird as it's already a remaster of the original so we're 3 layers deep here. Both also have an additional upgrade to the originals: they're running at 60 fps. Blizzard Blizzard 1 comment Yesterday at 08:00 by Starym
Hardcore Solo EU First GR 150 Barbarian Video Hardcore Solo EU First GR 150 Barbarian Video We have another milestone for Season 19 as we get our first HC GR 150 clear video! Ilovemf managed an EU first and what seems like a World 4th, with a US Necromancer and another Barbarian ahead of him, as well as a Crusader from Korea. The ending gets pretty explosive, but with 41 seconds left on the clock it's a pretty great clear. Diablo III D3 1 comment Yesterday at 00:30 by Starym
Diablo 2 Median XL Mod Patch 1.40 Released Diablo 2 Median XL Mod Patch 1.40 Released We've recently talked about the Path of Diablo mod that improves the game by adding and tuning some skills items and features, but still keeps things as close as possible to the original (LoD) version of the game (and the new season that's come out for it recently). Today we have a new and huge patch for probably the best, biggest and most popular mod for D2 out there, Median XL (or Median XL: Sigma as the more recent versions have been called).

Calling it a mod might be a bit of an understatement, however, as it's basically a complete overhaul and rework, with massive amounts of new skills (35 new ones PER CLASS), items (thousands, crafting), mechanics, content (40 endgame quests, new zones like Heaven and one quest actually has you traveling back in time and playing as Diablo while trying to defeat the Bear Tribe in order to break into the Worldstone Chamber. No, seriously.)
Blizzard Blizzard 3 comments Jan 18, 2020 at 07:43 by Starym
M+ Completions This Week Vs. Next Week Clarification M+ Completions This Week Vs. Next Week Clarification Blizzard have clarified what keystone you need to complete this week in order to get the +15 next week and the answer is a +19. The wording on the exact decrease in keys for Season 4 next week has been a little unclear, but it's now clarified that the decrease will in fact be 4. World of Warcraft WoW Jan 18, 2020 at 02:56 by Starym
Patch 8.3 Hotfixes: January 17th Patch 8.3 Hotfixes: January 17th A big batch has arrived today with fixes to the Auction House, Azerite Powers and Corruption effects, increases to rare spawns, a nerf to the Defragmentation Punchcard in PvP, Vulpera and Mechagnome issue fixes and the usual large amount of quest tweaks and fixes. World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Jan 18, 2020 at 02:45 by Starym
Horrific Vision Rewards Official Clarification Horrific Vision Rewards Official Clarification Blizzard have posted some additional details on the rewards structure for Horrific Visions, from the relation of item level vs. how much you cleared and gathered inside each vision, the weekly tier rewards and the fact that the rewards in general are not RNG but dependent on the milestones you clear. World of Warcraft WoW 4 comments Jan 18, 2020 at 01:26 by Starym
Infinite Stars Corruption Effect Hotfix, More AH Issues Infinite Stars Corruption Effect Hotfix, More AH Issues We have an incoming hotfix for the Infinite Stars trait, with a significant nerf to its damage at all corruption levels, as well as some more issues with the revamped Auction House. World of Warcraft WoW Jan 17, 2020 at 04:15 by Starym
Complextiy-Limit to Host Their Own Nyalotha Race Event Complextiy-Limit to Host Their Own Ny'alotha Race Event We'll once again have two competing Mythic raid race events in the new patch, as we've already heard about Method's, but now we also found out Limit (who were also recently added to the Complexity esports org) will be hosting their own! World of Warcraft WoW Jan 17, 2020 at 01:30 by Starym
Suspensions for Black Empire Coffer Farm Reverted Suspensions for Black Empire Coffer Farm Reverted Earlier today a large number of players were suspended for farming the Black Empire Coffer in Assaults (which drop 500 Coalescing Visions) multiple times. The suspensions reportedly ranged from 1 to 8 days (with the length either depending on the amount farmed or on earlier suspensions, it's unclear at the moment), meaning many players were going to be locked out of the early 8.3 content, for some including the raid release next week. World of Warcraft WoW 8 comments Jan 17, 2020 at 00:36 by Starym
Visions of NZoth Season 4 Content Update Notes Visions of N'Zoth Season 4 Content Update Notes Here are the official update notes for Battle for Azeroth Season 4. Item level of rewards from dungeons will be increased by 30, Ny'alotha, the Waking City opens, players will be able to queue for the Darkshore Warfront on Heroic difficulty, new world bosses will become available along with Profession items that will drop from N'Zoth's servants, and more. World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Jan 17, 2020 at 00:28 by Stan
Squeakers, the Trickster Mount Now Available Squeakers, the Trickster Mount Now Available If you purchase 6 months of game time before February 23, you will receive Squeakers, the Trickster mount in World of Warcraft for free. Alternatively, the mount can be purchased for $25 USD in the Blizzard Shop. World of Warcraft WoW 7 comments Jan 16, 2020 at 18:49 by Stan
Heroic Difficulty Operation Mechagon in Visions of NZoth (Official Preview) Heroic Difficulty Operation Mechagon in Visions of N'Zoth (Official Preview) The Operation Mechagon dungeon will be split into two instances and available on Heroic difficulty next week. If you are still working on unlocking Mechagnomes, you will be able to complete the final portion of the story (The Mechagonian Threat) on Heroic instead of Mythic. Here is the official preview of the dungeon. World of Warcraft WoW Jan 16, 2020 at 17:24 by Stan
Recreating the Night Elves in Warcraft III Reforged Recreating the Night Elves in Warcraft III Reforged The art team's behind-the-scenes preview of how they recreated the Night Elves in Warcraft III Reforged. Warcraft Reforged WC Reforged Jan 16, 2020 at 17:04 by Stan
Hotfixes for Jan 16th: Huge Anointed Item Buffs, Events Start and More Hotfixes for Jan 16th: Huge Anointed Item Buffs, Events Start and More We have some really big hotfixes today that will introduce both the Maliwan Takedown scaling event, which sees the raid difficulty scale to the number of players entering it, as well as the Farming Frenzy event, which will see more rare mobs spawned and increase legendary drop chances for all bosses and rares, both lasting until January 30th.

But the big news is that anointed items for Fl4k, Moze and Zane are getting massive buffs to offset the power of Amara's, with some tripling the bonuses they offer! There's also some tuning for the bosses in the Handsome Jackpot, as some were on the weak side, a nerf for the Ion Cannon and more.

As usual, the hotfixes go live somewhere between now and midnight CET, which usually means around 7PM.
Borderlands 3 BL3 Jan 16, 2020 at 15:14 by Starym
Patch 8.3 Hotfixes: January 15th Patch 8.3 Hotfixes: January 15th Day 2 of the patch is also day of hotfixes, as the bug that was causing problems for Horde players and Mechagnome unlocks has been resolved, items from the Horrific Visions are no longer tradeable, and a bunch of quest fixes arrive. World of Warcraft WoW Jan 16, 2020 at 01:59 by Starym
Recreating the Undead in Warcraft III Reforged Recreating the Undead in Warcraft III Reforged Go behind the scenes with the art team and uncover what it took to reanimate the Undead in Warcraft III Reforged. Side by side comparison of notable Scourge Heroes and Units included! Warcraft Reforged WC Reforged 1 comment Jan 16, 2020 at 00:43 by Stan
Auction House Issues: January 15th Auction House Issues: January 15th Blizzard has posted a list of issues that are currently affecting the revamped Auction House on live servers. World of Warcraft WoW 9 comments Jan 16, 2020 at 00:23 by Stan
Farming Frenzy Event: Increased Loot Drops and Rare Spawns Farming Frenzy Event: Increased Loot Drops and Rare Spawns We have a new event coming to Borderlands 3 tomorrow, with loot drops from dedicated sources and rare spawns being significantly increased! The farming fun starts at 9 AM PST, 6PM CET tomorrow, January 16th and lasts through the 30th, and you can also combine it with the other event that's happening in the same time period making the Maliwan Takedown raid easier for solo players, so now's the perfect time to farm anything you might be missing! Borderlands 3 BL3 Jan 15, 2020 at 15:10 by Starym
Visions of NZoth Class Guides (Patch 8.3) Visions of N'Zoth Class Guides (Patch 8.3) We've updated our Class guides for Visions of N'Zoth. You can find a comprehensive list of all changes in our Class Changes Hub. World of Warcraft WoW Jan 15, 2020 at 14:15 by Stan
Visions of NZoth Key & Concept Art Visions of N'Zoth Key & Concept Art Blizzard released the official Visions of N'Zoth key and concept art earlier today. it features N'Zoth, Wrathion, and more. World of Warcraft WoW Jan 15, 2020 at 11:37 by Stan
Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: January 14th Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: January 14th This week's Hero rotation includes BlazeGenjiNazeeboXulZeratul, and more. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Jan 15, 2020 at 11:11 by Stan
Further Mechagnome Unlock Clarifications (Horde and Alliance) Further Mechagnome Unlock Clarifications (Horde and Alliance) There have been more questions regarding how to unlock Mechagnomes, mostly related to the recent statement that Horde characters that completed the requirements that then use an Alliance character to create the new Allied Class. We now have the full explanation of exactly what to do to get those tiny robots running! World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Jan 15, 2020 at 03:13 by Starym
Patch 8.3 and Classic Hotfixes: January 14th Patch 8.3 and Classic Hotfixes: January 14th We have a whole bunch of hotfixes on US patch day, as many things are improved and fixed: Void Conduits work again in assaults, certain reputation rewards can't both titanforge AND be corrupted, a lot of quest fixes and a whole lot more!

We also got some changes to Spirit Healers in Classic's Alterac Valley.
World of Warcraft WoW 3 comments Jan 15, 2020 at 02:35 by Starym
New 8.3 Nyalotha Trinkets PvP Adjustments New 8.3 Ny'alotha Trinkets PvP Adjustments The new trinket effects coming with the raid (and one from Underrot) will be modified in PvP and Blizzard have shared what those changes will be (spoiler alert: they're all nerfed signifocantly, as usual for PvP trinket adjustements). World of Warcraft WoW Jan 14, 2020 at 23:02 by Starym
8.3: Visions of NZoth Known Issues List (Official) 8.3: Visions of N'Zoth Known Issues List (Official) We have the known issues list for the new patch, featuring some AH incoming mail issues, transmog issues, profession item categorization issues, teeming island issues and even players being moved to a new layer mid-combat which resets it. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Jan 14, 2020 at 22:33 by Starym
8.3: Visions of NZoth Is Live + Patch Trailer 8.3: Visions of N'Zoth Is Live + Patch Trailer The patch has gone live in the US and we get a fancy new trailer to go with it (with a very un-flattering thumbnail for Anduin)! There are some damn impressive visuals in there, particularly the eye above Stormwind. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Jan 14, 2020 at 20:58 by Starym
Honor and PvP Rank Updates Not Delayed Honor and PvP Rank Updates Not Delayed It seems some player are concerned with a possible delay to the weekly honor and PvP rank updates after the (extended) maintenance, but Blizzard have confirmed things are working as usual, adding a little history and clarifying that the ranks were indeed calculated during maintenance and not after it, but quite some years ago. World of Warcraft WoW Jan 14, 2020 at 19:14 by Starym
Shaman Changes Reverted in 8.3: Visions of NZoth Shaman Changes Reverted in 8.3: Visions of N'Zoth We have some last minute changes to the patch notes for 8.3, and Shamans' Primal Elementalist talent won't have individual auto-cast setting saved for pet.The reason given is that  bug interferred with the change and the feature should be coming back in the future. World of Warcraft WoW Jan 14, 2020 at 18:50 by Starym
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