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A smaller batch today as Blizzard address many of the Timewalking issues that came up, including the lower item level titanforged items, dungeon tuning due to the squish and more. We also got a few more trinket and Azerote power fixes.
September 25 (source)
Fixed some scaling and tuning issues with the Brewmaiden trinkets from the Coren Direbrew. Heart of Azeroth Laser Matrix should now hit targets that are within striking distance of a typical ranged damage dealer, as intended. Player versus Player
Demon Hunter Havoc Thirsting Blades (Azerite Trait) additional Chaos Strike damage now diminishes per stack of its buff when in combat with enemy players.
Fixed a bug that caused Warforged Timewalking items to not have the intended item level. Fixed a bug that prevented Azerite Power from dropping in Timewalking dungeons for players with a Heart of Azeroth. Increased player gear power, and greatly lowered damage and health of many creatures and spells in End Time. Timewalking vendor items now scale to item level 320 at player level 120. Legion Timewalking quests should no longer be offered by Archmage Timear in Dalaran. For the Battle for Azeroth Timewalking quest, seek out Chronicler Shoopa in Dazar'alor or Chronicler Toopa in Boralas. Previous Hotfixes
September 24th September 21st September 18th
You read that title correctly: we may be almost two months into Battle for Azeroth, but a guild managed to down the notorious end boss from the penultimate raiding tier of Legion only yesterday.
The Feat of Strength was achieved by <realm first btw> 1 year and 3 months after the release of Mythic Tomb of Sargeras. The guild proceeded to disband afterwards, although - according to a comment on Reddit - it was originally created with the sole purpose of achieving this realm first kill. They even shared their nerd screams for this great achievement on Twitch.
Image source: Reddit
Wyrmrest Accord is one of the most well-known RP servers on the US. Players are obviously not that focused on the competitive aspect of the game, but there's still some raiding presence. Five guilds have cleared Mythic Antorus and four guilds are currently on 2 out of 8 bosses on Mythic Uldir.
Kil'Jaeden was the only boss that had gotten away. The first guild on Tier 20 killed Mythic Fallen Avatar two weeks before the release of Antorus and it seems that afterwards nobody bothered with clearing Tomb of Sargeras.
Wowprogress still hasn't updated with the KJ kill - if it ever does, given that it was done by a disbanded guild
We all remember what a pleasant walkover of a boss Kil'Jaeden was on Mythic difficulty. The big bad guy, thanks to whom the "mathematically impossible" meme became relevant again, remained alive for 19 days when first released. It took Method 3 resets and 654 wipes to achieve the Kil'Jaeden world first, making it one of the hardest bosses in WoW's history.
Events for this week include Cataclysm Timewalking, Brewfest, and opening of Uldir's second Raid Finder wing.
A new round of hotfixes has been deployed to live realms. Raid Finder Wing 2 is now open and players can queue up for Crimson Descent. The Horde will soon lose control over Arathi Highlands! Don't forget to kill the boss and complete your quests. Cataclysm Timewalking is great for gearing up your alts (ilvl 335+ gear). Don't forget to get your 2 Seals for bonus rolls! Mythic Keystone Affixes
Tyrannical Raging Necrotic Infested Weekly Quests
Azerite for the Alliance & Azerite for the Horde: Collect 40,000 Azerite from Island Expeditions to receive 2,500 Azerite and 1,500 reputation with Honorbound/7th Legion. A Shattered Path Through Time: Complete 5 Timewalking Dungeons to receive Cache of Uldir Treasures (contains a piece of gear from Normal difficulty Uldir) and 750 Artifact Power. Call to Arms: Vol'dun (A) & Call to Arms: Vol'dun (H): Turn on War Mode and defeat 10 players of the opposing faction in Vol'dun to receive 75 reputation with Honorbound/7th Legion, 250 Honor, and a Steel Strongbox. World Bosses
This mighty pterrordax has a roost high up in the mountains of Zuldazar, where the air is too thin for most lungs to draw breath, and life struggles to take hold. Occasionally she descends upon the swamps below in search of heartier meals to bring back to her brood.
Ji'arak uses her massive wings to assault her foes with wind, drawing enemies in and pushing them away.
Hurricane Crash inflicts lethal damage to all targets caught in the center. Clutch can be interrupted by crowd control effects. Healers
Hurricane Crash inflicts lethal damage to all targets caught in the center. Storm Wing inflicts significant damage to all party members. Tanks
Protect allies from Ji'arak Broodling summoned by Matriarch's Call. Hurricane Crash inflicts lethal damage to all targets caught in the center. Loot Table
Matriarch's Shadowveil Windswept Dinorider's Cape Stormcrash Chestguard Gloves of Enveloping Winds Avian Clutch Belt Hurricane Cinch Savage Terrorwing Leggings Windshear Leggings Galebreaker's Sabatons Island Expeditions
The following Islands are on rotation this week:
Dread Chain Rotting Mire Un'gol Ruins World Events
Cataclysm Timewalking (September 25 - October 2)
Timewalking items have a base item level of 335. The weekly quest rewards a piece of ilvl 355 gear. All bosses have a chance to drop Reins of the Infinite Timereaver.
For the next seven days, take a trip back to when Deathwing ruled the skies over Azeroth—it’s time to delve back into the dungeons of Cataclysm.
All week, open Group Finder (default hotkey: i) and then select Dungeon Finder and Timewalking in the Type dropdown. When you hit ‘Find Group’, you’ll be matched up with other players and sent to one of the following Heroic dungeons:
End Time Grim Batol The Stonecore Lost City of Tol’vir The Vortex Pinnacle Throne of the Tides Your character and items will be scaled down to a power level fitting for the challenge at hand, but bosses will yield loot appropriate for your natural level. Timewalking dungeons also have a chance to drop items that usually drop when you run them on Heroic, and you’ll earn reputation with a faction that is interested in the dungeon. For example, you can earn Ramkahen reputation and the right to purchase Brown and Tan Riding Camels.
Look for the following all week long:
Chronicler Shoopa in Zuldazar and in Boralus has a quest for you–A Shattered Path Through Time.Or, if you forget to pick it up there, you can start it from within the Adventure Journal. Quest requirement: Complete 5 Timewalking dungeons. Rewards: Artifact Power and one loot box containing a piece of gear from Normal difficulty Uldir. Every Week
The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities, currently scheduled to run each week beginning on Tuesdays. Each Bonus Event grants a passive bonus to a particular game activity and offers a once-per-event quest with a noteworthy reward for accomplishing a related goal. The in-game calendar can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule. The Adventure Guide also offers a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests.
Brewfest (September 20 - October 6)
First celebrated by the dwarves, Brewfest now holds appeal among all the races of Azeroth! Visit the Alliance camp outside Ironforge or the Horde camp outside Orgrimmar, and join the party! Check out our Brewfest guide for more details.
Update: it seems the whole thing was a misunderstanding:
You can also check out his thoughts on the whole thing in our interview.
As a reminder, posting about account actions is generally not allowed on the forums and it is not a means to appeal or resolve issues. This was resolved privately between this player and us after the video he posted this morning.
Just pulling back the curtain a little here but long story short, this was a mistake on our end. This player actually has a great history of reporting issues with us that they've found, and they wait for us to verify it's fixed before they put the videos up. This was a case of not everyone internally knowing this was happening and that the exploits he showcased were fixed, before the videos were posted.
The videos being posted are an example of great bug reporting in how detailed they are in showing how exactly to reproduce an issue. This is something Ion hit on in the last Q&A where he talked about the Quality Assurance team and how they have to reproduce issues that players report to us. Sometimes reports aren't detailed enough and it makes it a little harder to figure out some issues.
I just want to end this by plugging the correct channels to report bugs in.
To report a bug in-game: Click Help to open the Customer Support window.
Click Submit Bug.
Enter the details of the bug, making sure to follow the guidelines outlined on the submission form.
You can also report bugs over in the Bug Reporting Forum here:
If you'd like to report something like an exploit and not advertise it, a way you can report that it is here:
This is not the case at all on any point that you've made. The MVPs@blizzard.com email address is for any and all concerns regarding the MVPs. Please stop trying to spread false information in threads.
Well this is a little sad, or great depending on your outlook - Rextroy, the Paladin who recently soloed both MOTHER and Vectis in Uldir (with Vecits taking all of 0.5 seconds) with very, very creative use of game mechanics, got banned for a month. The Vectis kill in particular seemed to be a sore spot, as it got him reported many times, but there's still no word from Blizzard on what specific incident caused the ban.
Check out Rextroy's thoughts on the matter below and check back later in the week when we'll be posting an in-depth interview with the new solo king (or rather, highest profile soloer at the moment), focusing on the exploit/creative use of game mechanics dichotomy.