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Comprehensive Guides for World of Wacraft Patch 8.2 We've updated our guide section with new guides for Rise of Azshara. World of Warcraft WoW Today at 06:28
WoW Classic: Racials and Racial Passives A list of racials and racial passives for all races available in Classic WoW. WoW Classic WoW Classic Yesterday at 15:49 4 comments
Patch 8.2: Rusty Mechanocrawler Mount Today, we're looking at the final mount from Mechagon--Rusty Mechanocrawler! World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 10:36
WoW Classic Addons: Azeroth Auto Pilot Azeroth Auto Pilot is an interesting addon for speed leveling in WoW Classic and in this spotlight, we're taking a closer look what it does. WoW Classic WoW Classic Yesterday at 08:34 9 comments
Guides for Profession Changes in Patch 8.2 Mechagon and Nazjatar is going to have new crafting materials and new patterns from trainers, world quests, and other sources will become available, so we've updated our guide section with new Profession Guides to help you navigate through what's new and where to get the new recipes in Patch 8.2. World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 06:55
Purification Protocol - Heart of Azeroth Essence Spotlight In our latest Essence Spotlight, we're looking at Purification Protocol, a MOTHER-themed DPS Essence gated behind Rustbolt Resistance reputation in Patch 8.2. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 22, 2019 at 18:53
2019 Season 3 Changes and Updates Season 3 will start the week of August 5 and there are multiple changes coming to Ranked, including the removal of promotion/demotion games, MMR & Rank decay for inactive Storm League players, and the amount of placement games in Storm League will be down to three. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Jun 22, 2019 at 17:42 3 comments
Fall of the Lich King Trailer Remastered Ivan Kuzkin is back with yet another masterpiece after Wrathgate and this time, he remastered the Fall of the Lich King patch trailer from Wrath. Check it out! World of Warcraft WoW Jun 22, 2019 at 17:01
Patch 8.2 Essence Hotfixes: June 22nd Essence tuning continues on Patch 8.2 PTR with the latest round of hotfixes. Rise of Azshara is going live next week and you can find all the necessary information in our Patch 8.2 hub. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 22, 2019 at 16:22
Battle for Azeroth Digital Comic #4: Mechagon Here comes the fourth issue of Battle for Azeroth's digital comic devoted to Mechagon and its inhabitants. It revolves around the story of Kervo the Explorer who found Mechagon and learned more about King Mechagon who wants to rid his people of the Curse of Flesh through transformation, which is a sign of status in their society. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 22, 2019 at 13:30 3 comments
Top French Publication Says Diablo 4 Has Been Shown to Blizzard Employees Le Monde, one of France's most respected publications, said in a piece published yesterday (full content for subscribers only) about the layoffs at Blizzard Europe and that Diablo 4 was shown to Blizzard employees. Blizzard Blizzard Jun 21, 2019 at 19:26 19 comments
Essence of the Focusing Iris - Heart of Azeroth Essence Spotlight Essence of the Focusing Iris is a DPS Essence from Mythic Dungeons and its active ability deals damage in a frontal cone. In this spotlight, we're looking at effects and ranks of the Essence. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 21, 2019 at 15:03 6 comments
Engineering Mount Spotlight: Xiwyllag ATV Xiwyllag ATV is a new goblin hovercraft-style mount available in Patch 8.2. Even though the mount has been in the game files for a while, it's been added to Engineering just now. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 21, 2019 at 13:14 1 comment
Heroes of the Storm Reddit AMA Recap: June 20th The Heroes devs answered your questions earlier today on reddit and here's a recap of what they had to say about Hero balance, reworks, and art. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Jun 21, 2019 at 12:04 3 comments
Weekly Brawl - Industrial District: June 21st Industrial District has been chosen as this week's brawl. The single-lane Overwatch-themed battleground comes with standard play and shuffle pick. The main goal is to destroy the enemy Core and playing three games rewards a Mecha Chest, with a guaranteed chance to contain the new MechaStorm II event items. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Jun 21, 2019 at 10:59
Midsummer Fire Festival (June 21st - July 5th) Midsummer Fire Festival is back for two weeks and here's an overview of this year's updates to the event. For more details check out our Midsummer Fire Festival Guide! World of Warcraft WoW Jun 21, 2019 at 08:20 3 comments
Rogue Class Guide & Ragefire Chasm Dungeon Guide We've updated our Classic WoW guide section with two new guides. One's for the Rogue class and the other covers Ragefire Chasm, the first Horde dungeon located in Orgrimmar. WoW Classic WoW Classic Jun 21, 2019 at 07:20 3 comments
Preliminary PvP Season 2 Rating Cutoffs Preliminary cutoffs for Battle for Azeroth Season 2 are here. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 20, 2019 at 20:28
The Downsides to Layering in WoW Classic Layering is a limited form of sharding invented specifically for WoW Classic. It will be implemented to ensure a smooth launch in August, but comes with downsides and recent Closed Beta footage demonstrates just how easy it is to abuse the system in its current iteration. WoW Classic WoW Classic Jun 20, 2019 at 19:45 12 comments
Nazjatar Visitor's Guide (Official) The final official zone preview covers Nazjatar, the realm of none other than Queen Azshara. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 20, 2019 at 18:02
Patch 8.2 Survival Guide (Official) Blizzard just released the official patch notes for Patch 8.2 and to complement that here is the survival guide and a compilation of all official previews. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 20, 2019 at 17:49 1 comment
World of Warcraft Patch 8.2 Official Patch Notes Patch 8.2 is going live next week on June 25th and here are the official patch notes! World of Warcraft WoW Jun 20, 2019 at 17:31 7 comments
WoW Classic European Server Structure Details Europe will have PvP, PvE and RP realms and there are no plans to split them up by language with the exception of Russians who will have separate realms and a client due to their reliance on the Cyrillic Alphabet. WoW Classic WoW Classic Jun 20, 2019 at 16:07 5 comments
Artifact Power and Artifact Knowledge in Patch 8.2 The amount of Artifact Power needed to level up your Heart of Azeroth is increasing in Patch 8.2, but Artifact Knowledge will be more powerful. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 20, 2019 at 14:55 3 comments
Upcoming Essence Hotfixes: June 19th An overview of hotfixes for Ripple in Space, Memory of Lucid Dreams, and Vision of Perfection Essences that will go live on 8.2 PTR soon. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 20, 2019 at 07:03
Eternal Palace Raid Testing on 8.2 PTR: June 21st The Eternal Palace opens on July 9th on live servers and Blizzard is conducting a raid test of Queen Azshara on Friday. The raid will remain open over the weekend on Normal mode with all bosses minus the last one being available for testing. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 20, 2019 at 06:20
Mechagon Visitor's Guide (Official) Mechagon Isle is a small zone located off the coast of Kul Tiras intended for roaming and exploration. Players work with Prince Erazmin and the Rustbolt Resistance to stop the reign of King Mechagon who wants to cure Azeroth of the Curse of Flesh, stripping away organic life and replacing it with purer, more efficient mechanical forms. Here is the official preview of the zone. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 20, 2019 at 06:12 1 comment
Tavern Brawl - Brawl Block: Gods, Gadgetzan, Gurubashi We've seen a rotating set pool in Arena this year and now it's time to play with the idea on a Tavern Brawl setting. This week, you are required to build a deck using only certain expansions. Hearthstone HS Jun 19, 2019 at 21:16 3 comments
Patch 8.2: Mechagon Peacekeeper Mount Mechagon Peacekeeper is a new ground mount from the Operation: Mechagon dungeon that will open July 9th. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 19, 2019 at 16:14
New Inscription Recipes In Patch 8.2 Inscription patters in Rise of Azshara include new Contracts, ilvl 370 & 400 BoE gear, and Water Elemental glyphs. World of Warcraft WoW Jun 19, 2019 at 15:06 7 commentsREAD MORE NEWS
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