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Mistweaver Spirit of Preservation Essence Fix/Nerf Mistweaver Spirit of Preservation Essence Fix/Nerf We have an upcoming fix for the new Spirit of Preservation essence on the 8.3 PTRand how it interacts with Mistweaver Monks' Vivify. Apparently the way it affects all healing from Vivify, both primary and other targets of the spell, has been changed to only affect the primary target, as was originally intended and as it works with other similar spells. The change will arrive in an upcoming PTR build.

Mistweavers are also receiving additional changes with 8,3 which you can find in our coverage of all the class changes for the patch.
World of Warcraft WoW Today at 03:28 by Starym
Lich King Style Eyes for Death Knights in Patch 8.3 Lich King Style Eyes for Death Knights in Patch 8.3 In this week's 8.3 Build 32805, Blizzard has updated Death Knight eyes with Lich King style smoke. World of Warcraft WoW Today at 02:19 by Stan
Old Unclaimed Recruit A Friend Rewards Will Expire on December 31st Old Unclaimed Recruit A Friend Rewards Will Expire on December 31st With the release of the updated Recruit A Friend program, unclaimed rewards from the previous version of the program will expire on December 31. World of Warcraft WoW Today at 00:18 by Stan
The First Seasonal Nexus Anomaly Guide The First Seasonal Nexus Anomaly Guide The new Season has just started and the first Nexus Anomaly comes in the form of Experience Globes which can be gathered from fallen Minions. Check out our Anomalies guide to learn more about how the globes work, affect the meta, and interact with each Hero. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 4 comments Yesterday at 22:15 by Stan
Specific Boss Legendary Drop Rates Buffed Specific Boss Legendary Drop Rates Buffed We're getting even more changes today in addition to patch 5 and the week-long gifts, as Gearbox has buffed certain bosses drop chance for their specific legendary, namely Trials, Slaughter and rare spawn bosses! Borderlands 3 BL3 Yesterday at 20:38 by Starym
Borderlands 3 Patch 5 Notes + Full Week of Gifts Borderlands 3 Patch 5 Notes + Full Week of Gifts We have a whole lot of Borderlands news today, as patch 5 has landed and we get a holiday themed week with gifts! The biggest changes from the patch are the fact that CoV enemies are getting toned down weapons visually, as the usual rocket launcher spam that would basically blind you should be reduced, as they'll be using bullet versions instead and we'll also actually be able to skip the intro cutscene! Borderlands 3 BL3 Yesterday at 19:42 by Starym
Heart of Azeroth and Tank Threat in Visions of NZoth Heart of Azeroth and Tank Threat in Visions of N'Zoth In Patch 8.3, any tanking specialization or a Druid of any spec with Bear Form active will have a flat +50% threat modifier applied to them when they unlock the Major Slot on their Heart of Azeroth. Changing specs to non-tank specs or leaving Bear Form will remove the threat modifier. World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 18:55 by Stan
Black Temple Trailer Teaser by Hurricane Black Temple Trailer Teaser by Hurricane Hurricane released a teaser for the Black Temple trailer that will be slightly longer than his Naxxramas trailer released back in 2017. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Yesterday at 11:43 by Stan
Marks of Honor Last More Than 24 Hours in Mail Marks of Honor Last More Than 24 Hours in Mail You can only carry 20 pieces of Alterac Valley Marks of Honor or Warsong Gulch Marks of Honor in WoW Classic at a time. The rest is sent to you via mail and the expiration time is currently set to 30 days as opposed to 24 hours. WoW Classic WoW Classic Yesterday at 11:31 by Stan
Galakrond Animations Temporarily Disabled Galakrond Animations Temporarily Disabled Blizzard encountered a bug where the client would disconnect after using Heart of Vir'naal and minions with the Invoke keyword, so they disabled Galakrond animations in Hearthstone until further notice. Hearthstone HS Yesterday at 09:45 by Stan
Missing Honor and Honorable Kills Bug Missing Honor and Honorable Kills Bug Blizzard is working on yet another bug related to missing Honor and Honorable Kills from Monday. WoW Classic WoW Classic Yesterday at 09:35 by Stan
Patch 2.6.7b Notes - Killstreak Exploit and Cheat Death Fix Patch 2.6.7b Notes - Killstreak Exploit and Cheat Death Fix Today's patch addresses a bit more than just the exploit, by splitting the killstreak Pandemonium buff to separate "worlds", aka individual zones and rifts, but also fixes an annoying bug where your killstreak would be ended when y cheat death passive would proc. Diablo III D3 Yesterday at 00:27 by Starym
Runeblade of Baron Rivendare Bug Clarifications Runeblade of Baron Rivendare Bug Clarifications Blizzard today clarified that they have fixed a bug in WoW Classic related to the Runeblade of Baron Rivendare weapon which caused the Unholy Aura weapon buff to be utilized to snapshot the current +Healing gear. The Healing per 5 seconds would be  and upon switching to a different set, but maintain the Healing per 5 seconds. WoW Classic WoW Classic 1 comment Dec 11, 2019 at 22:47 by Stan
Raid Testing Schedule (December 13th - December 16th) Raid Testing Schedule (December 13th - December 16th) Ny'alotha raid testing continues this week with The Prophet Skitra on Mythic difficulty and Halls of Devotion, the second LFR wing of the raid. World of Warcraft WoW Dec 11, 2019 at 19:55 by Stan
Galakrond Priest Hotfix: December 10th Galakrond Priest Hotfix: December 10th A hotfix went live for a bug that caused the game to become unresponsive when using Fate Reaver and Galakrond in Priest decks. Hearthstone HS Dec 11, 2019 at 16:14 by Stan
Deathwing Meta Tier List (December 2019) Deathwing Meta Tier List (December 2019) Our twenty-ninth Heroes of the Storm Meta Tier list for the month of December is here! Heroes of the Storm Heroes 6 comments Dec 11, 2019 at 15:21 by Oxygen
Descent of Dragons Update Notes Descent of Dragons Update Notes Descent of Dragons is here and we've updated our decks for Hearthstone's latest expansion. Hearthstone HS Dec 11, 2019 at 15:14 by Stan
Heroic Deals: December 10th Heroic Deals: December 10th Sleepy Cloud has been removed from the Collection this week and you can buy AlexstraszaMedivh, and The Butcher at a reduced gem price. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Dec 11, 2019 at 14:50 by Stan
Firelands Timewalking Now Live Firelands Timewalking Now Live It's time for Cataclysm Timewalking this week and players level 86 and above are eligible to enter the Firelands Timewalking raid for the very first time. World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Dec 11, 2019 at 14:27 by Stan
Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: December 10th Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: December 10th This week's Hero rotation includes AnaChromieImperiusJohanna, and more. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 2 comments Dec 11, 2019 at 13:09 by Stan
Upcoming Killstreak Exploit Fix Detailed Upcoming Killstreak Exploit Fix Detailed There's been a lot of discussion over at the official forums about how exactly to address the recent "solo" clear exploit using the seasonal killstreak mechanic, and Nevalistis has responded to clear things up. They way Blizzard will be handling this problem is separating the killstreak/Pandemonium buff, resetting it to 0 when a player transitions between "worlds", aka different zones of the world map or rifts. She also goes into why this same system isn't used for all buffs across the board. Diablo III D3 1 comment Dec 10, 2019 at 22:43 by Starym
Phase 3, Patch 1.13.3 Known Issues List: Dec 10th Phase 3, Patch 1.13.3 Known Issues List: Dec 10th With the new patch and phase having arrived on NA servers today we now also get a list of known issues, as well as some workaround fixes until the issues are resolved.

You can also check out the full patch notes here, or check out our battleground guides here.
WoW Classic WoW Classic 2 comments Dec 10, 2019 at 22:15 by Starym
Warsong Gulch Vendor Details and Clarification Warsong Gulch Vendor Details and Clarification With the arrival of the two initial battleground to Classic we have a clarification on how exactly the Warsong Gulch vendors worked in Vanilla and now, most importantly that you'll only see the related items when you have enough reputation and that new items will be coming in a later phase. WoW Classic WoW Classic Dec 10, 2019 at 21:05 by Starym
Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley Guides and Official Preview Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley Guides and Official Preview The new Battlegrounds are now live in WoW Classic! Check out our Alterac Valey and Warsong Gulch guide to get started. WoW Classic WoW Classic Dec 10, 2019 at 20:55 by Stan
Solo GR 150 Exploit - Probable Bans Incoming Solo GR 150 Exploit - Probable Bans Incoming Another discussion has erupted in the Diablo 3 community, with a very specific use of the seasonal killstreak mechanic resulting in technically solo, but not really, Greater Rift 150 clears. The most prominent example is TheUltimateEggman, who has been banned from Twitch after presumably being mass reported by viewers following his Barbarian, Witch Doctor and Monk Season 19 GR 150 "solo" streams, with a little/a whole lot of help from his friends.

You can check out an example of the process in action below, as well as Blizzard's official response - a statement saying players abusing this exploit will be banned, depending on how much they used it, as well as have their runs removed from the leaderboards. They will also be fixing the exploit asap.
Diablo III D3 Dec 10, 2019 at 19:10 by Starym
WoW Classic Honor Calculation Bug Update: December 9th WoW Classic Honor Calculation Bug Update: December 9th Blizzard recently posted an update on the Honor Calculation Bug, which has been affecting WoW Classic servers for some time now. They ran a repair script to fix the results of weeks 1 & 2, but the bug caused players to have a higher rank than intended despite the missing kills. WoW Classic WoW Classic Dec 10, 2019 at 10:15 by Stan
Classic Phase 3 and Patch 1.13.3  Notes Classic Phase 3 and Patch 1.13.3 Notes Update: The patch notes were edited and the Keyring will in fact only scale to 12 slots for keys.

We have the patch notes for this week's 1.13.3 update, which will introduce Warsong Gulch, Alterac Valley, Elemental Invasions in Un’goro Crater, Azshara, Winterspring, and Silithus, the Keyring, changes to the lua API preventing certain addons using communication channels in an unintended way, bug fixes and the potential for paid character transfers to be introduced later on.
WoW Classic WoW Classic Dec 09, 2019 at 21:06 by Starym
Goblin & Worgen Heritage Armor in Patch 8.3 (Official Preview) Goblin & Worgen Heritage Armor in Patch 8.3 (Official Preview) Goblin and Worgen players will be able to embark on a new quest line for their Heritage Armor in Visions of N'Zoth. World of Warcraft WoW 5 comments Dec 09, 2019 at 19:03 by Stan
Why Diablo 2 Still Holds Up After 20 Years - Book Excerpt Why Diablo 2 Still Holds Up After 20 Years - Book Excerpt We have a big excerpt from Stay Awhile and Listen: Book II — Heaven, Hell, and Secret Cow Levels which is coming out tomorrow in digital format (and 2020 in paperback) and focuses on the making of Diablo 2. This small piece of the book sees author David L. Craddock talk to the game's creators about why D2 still has such a wide appeal today, 20 years after it's initial release, with many still believing it to be the gold standard in ARPGs. Blizzard Blizzard 9 comments Dec 09, 2019 at 07:11 by Starym
Tyraels Sacrifice Cinematic Upscaled to 8K Tyrael's Sacrifice Cinematic Upscaled to 8K Here's yet another video upscaled to 8K using machine learning by Upscale. This time, it's Tyrael's Sacrifice from Diablo III. Diablo III D3 6 comments Dec 07, 2019 at 13:34 by Stan
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