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Heroic Darkshore Warfront Available for Alliance Players Heroic Darkshore Warfront Available for Alliance Players The Darkshore Warfront is available now on Heroic difficulty for Alliance players, meaning it's time to get your piece of gear that is equivalent to Heroic Ny'alotha loot (item level 460). World of Warcraft WoW Today at 14:02 by Stan
Weekly Brawl - Lost Cavern: February 21st Weekly Brawl - Lost Cavern: February 21st This week's brawl is Lost Cavern and comes with the usual ARAM rules that include shuffle pick, standard play, and no Hearthstones at spawn. A game is won by destroying the enemy Core. Play three games to earn a New Toy Chest. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Today at 11:36 by Stan
Dont Forget to Opt In for Shadowlands Beta Don't Forget to Opt In for Shadowlands Beta The beta opt-in support page has been recently updated and now would be a good time to opt in for Shadowlands Beta if you haven't done that already. World of Warcraft WoW 3 comments Today at 11:24 by Stan
Patch 2.6.8 PTR Has Ended, Presumed Season 20 Start Patch 2.6.8 PTR Has Ended, Presumed Season 20 Start The second and final week of patch 2.6.8 / Season 20 testing has ended and the PTR has been taken down. As we know the Season 19 end date is coming in just over a week on March 1st, it seems likely the new patch will arrive a few days later, or on March 3rd, if everything goes the same way 2.6.7 did. Following the same pattern, we should be seeing Season 20 itself 10 days later on March 13th. Hopefully we'll get the final patch and season notes a bit sooner this time around, but meanwhile you can check out the most recent PTR notes here. Diablo III D3 1 comment Today at 06:50 by Starym
Patch 8.3 Hotfixes: February 20th Patch 8.3 Hotfixes: February 20th A big batch has arrived after a few smaller ones, with some Monk, Karazhan and Ny'alotha fixes, as well as item tweaks and PvP Servant of N'Zoth issues. World of Warcraft WoW Today at 02:26 by Starym
Era Reset Coming With Pre-Season 20 Patch 2.6.8 Era Reset Coming With Pre-Season 20 Patch 2.6.8 We're getting another Era reset with the new patch, as Nevalistis pointed out, which means the non-seasonal leaderboards are getting a wipe as well! This is very close to the last era reset which happened with patch 2.6.7 aka Season 19, and is a much shorter duration than the usual year-ish period they tend to last. Apparently the reasoning behind it is the big balance changes coming.

We still don't have exact dates for the patch or the Season, with a high probability of a week in-between them as well, but we do know last season started 12 days after the one before it ended.
Diablo III D3 1 comment Yesterday at 07:48 by Starym
Encrypted Shadowlands Alpha Build 9.0.1.33411 Encrypted Shadowlands Alpha Build 9.0.1.33411 Blizzard has shipped an encrypted build for Shadowlands Alpha, meaning it cannot be datamined just yet, but we're getting really close to the F&F Alpha announcement.  World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 03:10 by Stan
Patch 8.3 Hotfixes: February 19th Patch 8.3 Hotfixes: February 19th We've had small hotfixes before, but these may just be a contender for shortest ever! World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Yesterday at 01:33 by Starym
WoW Shadowlands Alpha Added to Battle.net Catalog WoW Shadowlands Alpha Added to Battle.net Catalog We have some news on the much awaited Shadowlands alpha, as MMO Champion have noticed it's actually been added in the latest Battle.net catalog update! It's an encrypted build, however, so there won't be any datamining quite yet and it's most likely just some set up for when the actual Alpha starts, but it's definitely pointing in the "soon" direction! World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 01:28 by Starym
Nyalotha Mythic WF Race, Conclusion: Top 10, NZoth Nerf, Limit Tank Goes to Method, Asia Upset and More Ny'alotha Mythic WF Race, Conclusion: Top 10, N'Zoth Nerf, Limit Tank Goes to Method, Asia Upset and More The race for the top spots is done, even though there are plenty more guilds progressing on N'Zoth. The biggest news since we last checked in was that both the Corruption affixes and N'Zoth himself were nerfed, and according to the top guilds, when you add both nerfs together N'Zoth got a bit easier. He received a 5% overall nerf and the Thought Harvesters did as well, while the Corruption effect (mainly Echoing Void) nerfs only accounted for around 2-3% of Limit and Method's total damage, and that number significantly drops off for lower ranked guilds, as they won't have had as good gear (with the possible exception of some Asian guilds). World of Warcraft WoW Feb 19, 2020 at 19:40 by Starym
WoW Classic Not a Bug List Update: February 19th WoW Classic "Not a Bug" List Update: February 19th Blizzard has updated the Classic "Not a Bug" List with a new entry related to Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker that has become available after Blackwing Lair opened, and it turns out the weapon quest line can be completed and the weapon equipped by any class that can wield Swords. WoW Classic WoW Classic 2 comments Feb 19, 2020 at 19:03 by Stan
Heroic Deals: February 18th Heroic Deals: February 18th The Lucky Red Envelope mount is no longer on sale and we have a new set of three Heroes available for purchase for 375 Gems in this week's sale. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Feb 19, 2020 at 10:15 by Stan
Patch 8.3 and Classic Hotfixes: February 18th Patch 8.3 and Classic Hotfixes: February 18th We have another short batch, featuring the N'Zoth and Jaina mounts finally dropping in pairs with resets after some issues last week, as well as Rajani and Uldum Accord paragon caches being turn-inable once more, and a quest fix and Classic getting a tweak that improves performance of a mod. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Feb 19, 2020 at 02:13 by Starym
Burning Crusade Timewalking Event (February 18th - February 25th) Burning Crusade Timewalking Event (February 18th - February 25th) This week's bonus event is Burning Crusade Timewalking! Complete 5 Timewalking dungeons for the weekly quest to receive a piece of gear from Normal difficulty Ny'alotha, the Waking City. World of Warcraft WoW Feb 18, 2020 at 18:21 by Stan
UI API Change for UnitHealth UI API Change for UnitHealth Blizzard has changed the UnitHealth and UnitHealthMax API functions in WoW Classic to return health values for NPCs instead of percentages, meaning you will see how much health a creature has by default without using any addons. WoW Classic WoW Classic 3 comments Feb 18, 2020 at 17:37 by Stan
World Bosses Nalak and Rukhmar Now Have Spawn Protection World Bosses Nalak and Rukhmar Now Have Spawn Protection To prevent players from quickly killing world bosses, Blizzard recently added spawn protection for Nalak and Rukhmar, meaning the bosses will be immune to damage for a few seconds after they are attacked so that more players can tag them. World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Feb 18, 2020 at 16:22 by Stan
Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: February 18th Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: February 18th The free Hero rotation for the week of February 18 is here. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Feb 18, 2020 at 13:23 by Stan
Diablo Animated Series to Be Rendered in Anime Style Diablo Animated Series to Be Rendered in Anime Style A while ago, we reported that Blizzard registered a trademark that hinted at an animated Diablo series. Today, we finally got more details via Gamespot. Blizzard Blizzard 17 comments Feb 17, 2020 at 18:26 by Stan
Mythic Jaina Reverted to Drop One Glacial Tidestorm Mythic Jaina Reverted to Drop One Glacial Tidestorm Lady Jaina Proudmoore was not dropping any Glacial Tidestorms on Mythic difficulty after they buffed the drop rate to two mounts per run. As a result, she has been reverted to only drop 1 mount until the underlying issue gets fixed. World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Feb 16, 2020 at 22:42 by Stan
Illidan, Ragnaros and Deathwing Recreated in Minecraft (Megabuilds) Illidan, Ragnaros and Deathwing Recreated in Minecraft (Megabuilds) Redditor Arang_Choi is back with two more recreations of Warcraft lore icons in Minecraft, after his Lich King one we've already covered. We get to see how Illidan, Ragnaros and Deathwing were made in their truly massive scope (or megabuilds, as they're called), and they're really impressive. World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Feb 16, 2020 at 15:04 by Starym
Two Mythic Mounts Now Drop Off Mythic Jaina and NZoth Two Mythic Mounts Now Drop Off Mythic Jaina and N'Zoth In the latest round of hotfixes, Blizzard increased the number of Mythic mounts that drop from BfA end bosses to two, meaning Jaina will drop two Glacial Tidestorms and N'Zoth two Ny'alotha Allseers, instead of just one.  World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Feb 15, 2020 at 17:48 by Stan
Weekly Brawl - Silver City: February 13th Weekly Brawl - Silver City: February 13th This week's brawl is Silver City. The single-lane map comes with shuffle pick, standard play, and disabled Hearthstones. The first team to destroy the enemy Core wins. Play three games to earn a New Toy Chest. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Feb 15, 2020 at 13:20 by Stan
Spirit of Echero Mount Quest Now Available on Live Servers Spirit of Eche'ro Mount Quest Now Available on Live Servers Head to Dalaran and talk to the Archaeology Trainer to receive the The Right Path quest where you are sent to Thunder Totem in Highmountain to collect Bone Fragment of Eche'ro for the Spirit of Eche'ro mount. Note that the quest is available only once every six months, so don't forget to complete it before it's gone! World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Feb 15, 2020 at 13:06 by Stan
Patch 8.3 and Classic Hotfixes: February 14th Patch 8.3 and Classic Hotfixes: February 14th We have a whole lot more Mythic mounts coming in as both Jaina and N'Zoth are dropping double the amount, more nerfs for healers in Horrific Visions (in groups of 2), as well as specific Stormwind vision nerfs, a brawl switch for PvP and more.

For Classic we have a fix for a disconnect issue when queueing for a Battleground.
World of Warcraft WoW 1 comment Feb 15, 2020 at 01:08 by Starym
Update on Diablo 4 February Blog - Possible Video Coming? Update on Diablo 4 February Blog - Possible Video Coming? We have some new info on the big Diablo 4 quarterly update blog that's coming soon, shared by Nevalistis over on reddit. We found out that the post is still scheduled to arrive in February and that it's very close to done, with localization and other technical details to be finished. It may not be much, but any D4 news is good news at this point, particularly the "assets" comment which might mean we get a new video to go with the update (or at least new screenshots)! Diablo IV D4 1 comment Feb 14, 2020 at 22:05 by Starym
Patch 2.6.8 PTR Season 20 Update Notes, Season 19 Ending March 1st Patch 2.6.8 PTR Season 20 Update Notes, Season 19 Ending March 1st Update: In another miscommunication on the D3 team, it seems Season 19 won't be ending next week, but on March 1st!

The update to the PTR patch have arrived! We have the modified patch notes below with the changes highlighted in red. We have changes to all 3 new sets and some of the accompanying legendaries. The big news is that the Barb set now also effects frozen enemies.
Diablo III D3 5 comments Feb 14, 2020 at 19:18 by Starym
Patch 8.3 and Classic Hotfixes: February 13th Patch 8.3 and Classic Hotfixes: February 13th The hotfixes keep on coming for 8.3 and Classic, as we have many tweaks to M+ dungeons, some item changes, quest fixes and a WoW Classic fix for the first encounter in BWL. World of Warcraft WoW Feb 14, 2020 at 01:40 by Starym
New Patch 2.6.8 PTR Build Coming Soon New Patch 2.6.8 PTR Build Coming Soon Blizzard is intending to launch a new 2.6.8 build on the PTR during the ongoing test cycle, but major changes past the second patch are not expected, because they would put the build at risk before it hits live servers. Diablo III D3 Feb 13, 2020 at 20:21 by Stan
Warsong Gulch Exit Portals to Be Removed Warsong Gulch Exit Portals to Be Removed There's a major change coming to WSG it seems, as the exit portals are about to be completely removed, due to players using them in "unfair ways". You'll have to /AFK to actually exit the battleground from now on: WoW Classic WoW Classic 5 comments Feb 13, 2020 at 18:14 by Starym
MDI and AWC 2020 Plans and Changes Revealed MDI and AWC 2020 Plans and Changes Revealed We have a big post on WoW esports and how the Mythic Dungeon International and Arena World Championship will change, with the biggest difference being the move to Youtube we've already covered. The MDI gets a new dungeon in Mechagon and the Awakened affix, some rules tweaks and a $300,000 prize pool, while the AWC gets a prize bump as each of the 8 cups will now have a $10,000 pool. World of Warcraft WoW Feb 13, 2020 at 18:08 by Starym
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