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A Summary of All Patch 9.1 Build 38950 Class Changes A Summary of All Patch 9.1 Build 38950 Class Changes Here are all class changes that went live in the latest 9.1 build World of Warcraft WoW Today at 16:40 by Stan
Many More Animated Wallpapers, Featuring Org and SW, Illidan, Deathwing, Bolvar and More Many More Animated Wallpapers, Featuring Org and SW, Illidan, Deathwing, Bolvar and More We covered a few animated wallpapers for Steam's Wallpaper Engine some days ago and one of the authors of those, Reika9944, created two more - one for Orgrimmar and one for Stormwind. But, since there are plenty of others out there, I dug around a little and found some other, older highlights as well. You can find links to the Wallpaper Engine files themselves in most of the threads below, so let's get started. If the animations aren't playing, just click on the images twice. World of Warcraft WoW Today at 07:02 by Starym
Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes: June 11th Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes: June 11th New hotfixes for BCC today: TBC Classic TBC Classic Today at 01:13 by Starym
Burning Crusade Classic Auction House Updates and Fixes Burning Crusade Classic Auction House Updates and Fixes Blizzard have implemented fixes for two large issues affecting the BCC AH!  TBC Classic TBC Classic Yesterday at 22:59 by Staff
Covenant Spec Distribution in Mythic+ and Castle Nathria Covenant Spec Distribution in Mythic+ and Castle Nathria We're taking another look at which specs choose which Covenants in the two main PvE activities, as Subcreation gathered up a lot of data and presented a per-spec look and comparison of Mythic+ and raid stats. World of Warcraft WoW 5 comments Yesterday at 18:53 by Starym
Anduin and Sylvanas Cutscene, Very Significant and VERY WIP Anduin and Sylvanas Cutscene, Very Significant and VERY WIP There's a new cutscene on the PTR, which might hold a lot of significance, as Anduin and Sylvanas talk. However, we don't yet know what they're saying as the audio and text parts have not been added yet, but we have a somewhat solid idea/theory of what's going on.
Obviously major potential spoilers.
World of Warcraft WoW 11 comments Yesterday at 06:50 by Starym
No Additional Purchases Needed for Shadowlands Flying Clarification No Additional "Purchases" Needed for Shadowlands Flying Clarification In addition to clarifying that players will still need Expert Riding even when they have the Shadowlands flying item, Blizzard also made it clear that there will be no "purchase" needed for the  Memories of Sunless Skies which enables flying, after some players were concerned about the implications of the "purchase" terminilogy specifically: World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 01:42 by Staff
Patch 9.0.5 and Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes: June 10th Patch 9.0.5 and Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes: June 10th Here come some retail and Classic hotfixes! World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 01:29 by Starym
Flying In Shadowlands Will Require Expert Riding in 9.1 Clarification Flying In Shadowlands Will Require Expert Riding in 9.1 Clarification Blizzard have updated their post about preparing for flying in patch 9.1 and how it will work by clarifying that alts will still need to have Expert Riding skill before they can fly in the Shadowlands, regardless of whether they get Memories of the Sunless Skies. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 10, 2021 at 23:51 by Staff
Two Very Different (and Awesome) Maps of Azeroth: 3D and Lego Two Very Different (and Awesome) Maps of Azeroth: 3D and Lego We have two distinctly different fan maps of our probably favorite planet, with a more detailed 3D version for you more down to "earth" types, and then a LEGO one for the dreamers! World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Jun 10, 2021 at 18:02 by Starym
Season 24 and Patch 2.7.1 Notes, PTR on the 17th Season 24 and Patch 2.7.1 Notes, PTR on the 17th A new PTR is coming next week, as we get a look at the new patch and Season! Season 24 brings a tribute to Diablo 2, specifically Ehthereal weapons which will be very powerful, with class legendary AND passive abilities on them, on top of more powerful stats! In terms of item changes, we have Mystic Ally and Inna set changes, along with a Crusader and Necro item tweak as well, but there might be more since these are only preliminary/pre-PTR release notes. Diablo III D3 3 comments Jun 10, 2021 at 17:29 by Staff
Sylvanas Phase Transition, Archons Big Decision and Eye of the Jailer Escapes Cutscenes Sylvanas Phase Transition, Archon's Big Decision and Eye of the Jailer Escapes Cutscenes With a new PTR patch it's time for new (but still work in progress) cutscenes and this week brings some short but sweet ones. LeystTV brings us a look at the consequences of Devos' rebellion, Sylvanas leaving Torghast in her boss encounter (with a cameo from the Jailer) and the Eye of the Jailer being chased out of the Maw into the Sanctum where it awaits us as a boss! World of Warcraft WoW Jun 10, 2021 at 07:23 by Starym
Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes: June 9th Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes: June 9th Some very short hotfixes for BCC today, as the Netherwing reputation quest-starting NPC arrives to Shadowmoon Valley and Aran gets better at facing people. TBC Classic TBC Classic Jun 10, 2021 at 01:36 by Starym
A Preview of Back Attachments Coming in Patch 9.1 A Preview of Back Attachments Coming in Patch 9.1 You can add 19 new back attachments to your Collection in Chains of Domination. World of Warcraft WoW 4 comments Jun 09, 2021 at 20:50 by Stan
Cross-Play Is Coming to Overwatch! Cross-Play Is Coming to Overwatch! Cross-Play between consoles and PC is coming to Overwatch! Blizzard have detailed this excellent new addition, which will connect all platforms and regions (aside from China) and everyone gets  a golden loot boy to celebrate! This is also very likely in prepration for Overwatch 2, which still doesn't have a solid release date.

There's a developer update video, more info and a huge FAQ below:
Overwatch OW 1 comment Jun 09, 2021 at 18:18 by Staff
Shadowlands 9.0.5 Mythic+ DPS Log Rankings and Analysis, Weeks 12 and 13: Meta Specs Move Infront by a Huge Margin, Elemental Rises Shadowlands 9.0.5 Mythic+ DPS Log Rankings and Analysis, Weeks 12 and 13: Meta Specs Move Infront by a Huge Margin, Elemental Rises We skipped our Mythic+ logs check-in last week, so we'll be taking a look at the past two weeks this time around, and there's been a lot of movement, mostly the top specs detaching themselves completely from the rest! World of Warcraft WoW 5 comments Jun 09, 2021 at 17:59 by Starym
Global Battle.net Rolling Out Today Global Battle.net Rolling Out Today Later today, Blizzard is making Battle.net global, meaning friends lists from different territories will be merged into one, so you won't need to switch regions in Battle.net. This excludes China. Battle.net Battle.net 9 comments Jun 09, 2021 at 17:30 by Staff
Environment States in Overwatch 2 Environment States in Overwatch 2 The Overwatch 2 engineering team takes us through environment states in Overwatch 2 and how the scenarios make the game feel different every time you play. Overwatch 2 OW2 Jun 09, 2021 at 16:07 by Staff
New Tabards Coming in Patch 9.1 New Tabards Coming in Patch 9.1 In this article, we are looking at the new tabards coming in Chains of Domination. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 09, 2021 at 15:52 by Stan
Sinrunner Blanchy Can Fly in Chains of Domination Sinrunner Blanchy Can Fly in Chains of Domination Sinrunner Blanchy can fly in Patch 9.1. World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Jun 09, 2021 at 14:46 by Stan
Demon Hunter Class Changes in Patch 9.1 Build 38950 Demon Hunter Class Changes in Patch 9.1 Build 38950 Several Demon Hunter talents have been updated on the 9.1 PTR this week. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 09, 2021 at 13:15 by Stan
World Boss for the Week of June 8 - Nurgash Muckformed World Boss for the Week of June 8 - Nurgash Muckformed This week's world boss is Nurgash Muckformed who spawns in Revendreth. Check out the loot and Legendary Powers that you can get. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 09, 2021 at 11:05 by Stan
World Quest Bonus Event Rewards 750 Anima World Quest Bonus Event Rewards 750 Anima This week's bonus event revolves around World Quests, and the weekly quest rewards up to 750 Anima towards the 1,000 Anima Renown quest! World of Warcraft WoW Jun 09, 2021 at 09:47 by Stan
Blizzard Seemingly Ramps Up Suspensions for Gold Buying Blizzard Seemingly Ramps Up Suspensions for Gold Buying Over the past month or so, we've seen quite a few posts about Blizzard suspending players for buying gold, and the frequency of the posts seems to be increasing as well, as they may be clamping down on the buyers. World of Warcraft WoW 13 comments Jun 09, 2021 at 06:19 by Starym
Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes: June 8th Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes: June 8th The hotfixes continue with the second edition in 2 days: TBC Classic TBC Classic Jun 09, 2021 at 01:27 by Starym
Patch 9.1 PTR Notes: June 8th Patch 9.1 PTR Notes: June 8th A new PTR build arrives this week, with smaller notes than usual, this time with Demon Hunter PvE/general changes and Warlock PvP-specific ones, as well as a fix for the new Season 2 affix. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 09, 2021 at 01:16 by Staff
Amazing Animation and Effects in Judgement Animated Short Amazing Animation and Effects in "Judgement" Animated Short We have a new excellent machinima that's arrived just today to take a look at, with a very basic story/premise but truly amazing effects and animations. A very classic (with a small c) premise, human Vs. forsaken, Paladin vs. Rogue, a 1v1 in the Plaguelands still managed to be interesting due to the impressive visuals by Team True Potential, which took 5 months (or 1500 hours) to accomplish: World of Warcraft WoW Jun 08, 2021 at 18:09 by Starym
Vicious War Gorm Mounts in Shadowlands Season 2 Vicious War Gorm Mounts in Shadowlands Season 2 Players can buy gorm mounts in Shadowlands Season 2 for 1 Vicious Saddle. Check out how they look! World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Jun 08, 2021 at 16:54 by Stan
A Summary of All Patch 9.1 Build 38872 Class Changes A Summary of All Patch 9.1 Build 38872 Class Changes Here's a recap of all changes that went live on the 9.1 PTR in Build 38872. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Jun 08, 2021 at 15:54 by Stan
A List of All Burning Crusade and Patch 9.0.5 Hotfixes (June 1-8) A List of All Burning Crusade and Patch 9.0.5 Hotfixes (June 1-8) Here are all Burning Crusade Classic and retail hotfixes that went live during the previous week. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 08, 2021 at 13:19 by Staff
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