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It's time for Cataclysm Timewalking this week, and you can get an Item Level 200 piece of loot by completing 5 Timewalking dungeons. The Firelands Timewalking raid is also open!
Timewalking Weekly Quest & Reward
Open the in-game Adventure Guide (Shift + J) and click on "Start Quest" for Bonus Event Timewalking. The weekly quest requires you to complete 5 Timewalking dungeons to receive 1 Cache of Nathrian Treasures, which contains a piece of gear from Normal difficulty Castle Nathria (Item Level 200). Timewalking dungeons drop Item Level 158 loot. All Timewalking dungeon bosses have a chance to drop Reins of the Infinite Timereaver as Personal Loot.
PRO TIP: Essences and the Heart of Azeroth work for Timewalking, so don't forget to use them!
Firelands (Timewalking Raid) contains 7 bosses that drop Item Level 200 loot. You also have a small chance to get Flametalon of Alysrazor from Alysrazor. The Cataclysm Timewalking Vendor is located in Orgrimmar and Stormwind and sells Item Level 138 loot for Timewarped Badges.
This week's world boss is Nurgash Muckformed. Check out the loot and Legendary Powers that you can get.
Nurgash is a World Boss located in Revendreth! Make sure to pick up the Renown weekly quest that requires you to collect 1,000 Anima first, since the boss gives you 250.
Formed from the sludgy mass of many dripping dredgers, and empowered with dark magics by Denathrius's most elite sorcerers, Nurgash is not the most intelligent minion, but his fists can crush castles.
You can get the following Item Level 207 loot from Nurgash, including various Legendary Powers.
Memory of a Frenzied Monstrosity — Death Knight Legendary Power Memory of an Erratic Fel Core — Demon Hunter Legendary Power Memory of Azj'Aqir's Madness — Warlock Legendary Power Jingling Stone Stompers (Mail Feet) Sinstone Shoulderpadding (Cloth Shoulders) Nurgash's Belt of Many Sinstones (Leather Belt) Muckformed Chain Choker (Neck) Hardened Castle Crushers (Plate Gloves) Comfortable Slumberwraps (Cloth Wrists)
Did you know Star Augur Etraeus in the Nighthold had a sneak peek at the Shadowlands? Well he didn't, but the afterlife did come to his awesome observatory during a brief period of time.
The Augur saw many things in his little observation room, including the potential fate of the Warcraft universe if the Void Lords go unchecked. But that wasn't the only thing we could see there, as OgreJoe got to see the In-Between flight zone of the Shadowlands invade the observatory during a buggy patch of the beta (but the video was only released today)!
And just because they're awesome, here's the other amazing things we could/can see in the Augur's room:
There's also this amalgamation of all three planets from the encounter by Skadiheim:
And here's a video with some nice scenic views as well, but you should really just head on over to the Nighthold and try the fight out for yourselves:
It took a while, but I finally caught up with Complexity-Limit and had a chat about their big Castle Nathria Race to World First win over at Raider.IO. We talked about the global release and how it could be implemented, the extremely exciting final day on Denathrius with Echo, the old-school kill-hiding ways returning, their thoughts on Shadowlands systems, their back-to-back win, obviously, and many many more topics!
Here's a couple highlights, but be sure to check out the full interview over on Raider.IO.
The boost sale communities have taken it up a notch, as basically taking over Trade Chat and Group Finder (despite the latter being against ToS) wasn't enough, and they're resorting to some very low-tech ways.
Unfortunately this isn't one of the actually funny corpses spelling out a site name stories, but a really annoying one, as players have been receiving in-game spam mail!
This has been going on for quite a while, but we thought we'd highlight it, especially since the above is an actual real-money operation and not one of the more frequent gold-based ones. Aside from the very concept being borderline insane (who in their right mind would go to an outside site based on getting in-game spam mail?), it's also pretty damn annoying. Apparently being constantly inundated by advertising spam in basically every channel on Azeroth and having to sift through dozens of ads in the group finder wasn't enough, and now we need to hire goblins and gnomes to create a physical spam filter on our mailboxes! Suffice it to say that even before this became a thing the ads were getting out of hand and most players are very much fed up with them, so this really is the cherry on top of a really bad sundae.
Have you received one of these in the past?