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It seems we don't hear quite as much from big-time WoW machinimas lately, so it's great to see something this well produced arrive. Demon Hunters is a very impressive piece featuring some great animations and effects, especially the first-person shots, the big melees and a particularly memorable Krosus kill!
Ivan Kuzkin has done a great job of translating the feel of playing a Demon Hunter into the video, as the scenes flow together very well, adding a sense of mobility that is the trademark of the class. Thankfully he didn't make it TOO much like the class plays, or the video would be just an infinite string of Chaos Strikes. You should definitely check out some of his other work as well, including this great WoW/CS:GO crossover:
Hopefully we get to see more class-related videos from him as well, and we'll definitely keep an eye on the channel in the future. Source: r/wow.
It's a big batch this time around, with the big news arriving with this week's reset, Mythic Antorus opening up to cross realm groups, and the hotfixes also see all tank specs getting adjustments in PvP. We also get a fix for Australian realms holiday timings, another bunch of quest fixes as well as a Hounds of Sargeras bug being addressed.
March 20 (source)
Dungeons and Raids
With maintenance in each region, Mythic difficulty Antorus, the Burning Throne is now available for cross realm groups. Hounds of Sargeras Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause Shadowscar to move a player out of the bounds of the playspace. Events
Fixed an issue that could cause in-game holidays to start or finish up to an hour early or late on the Australian realms. This also resolves an issue where the Stranglethorn Vale fishing tournament was inaccessible in Australia. Developers’ notes: This may cause some events to shift in the calendar slightly for Australian players. Please check the in-game calendar for updated local times. Player versus Player
Ivory Feather can now be used in Seething Shore. Demon Hunter Vengeance Tormentor increases damage taken by 3% per stack (was 5%). Demonic Trample's cooldown is now 45 seconds (was 30 seconds). Demonic Trample's duration is now 5 seconds (was 8 seconds). Death Knight Blood Murderous Intent increases damage taken by 3% per stack (was 5%). Druid Guardian Alpha Challenge increases damage taken by 3% per stack (was 5%). Monk Brewmaster Admonishment increases damage to the target by 3% per stack (was 5%). Guard now staggers 20% of damage taken by allies (was 30%). Hot Trub deals 30% of your purified staggered damage (was 50%). Paladin Protection Inquisition increases damage taken by 3% per stack (was 5%). Forbearant Faithful increases cooldown recovery rate by 20% in PvP situations (was 50%). Shield of Virtue now has a 45 second cooldown (was 25 seconds). Warrior Protection Oppressor increases damage taken by 3% per stack (was 5%). Morale Killer reduces the cooldown of Demoralizing Shout by 10 seconds (was 30 seconds). Booming Voice now grants 30 Rage in PvP situations (was 60 Rage). Booming Voice increases damage taken by 15% in PvP situations (was 25%). Quests
Sapper Specialists should now drop the Keg of Blast-O Powder for the Alliance quest "Powder Play". Lord Godfrey should no longer disappear at the beginning of "The Great Escape". Scenarios to unlock later portions of the Isle of Thunder can now be started at level 85 (was 90). "Rocket Rescue" should now have a marker for the location of the Steamwheedle Balloon. Previous patch 7.3.5 hotfixes:
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Legion PvP Season 6 ends this week after maintenance in your gameplay region.
The Gladiator mount reward for Season 6 is Dominant Gladiator's Storm Dragon.
The gates will close on Legion PvP Season 6 for all Arena and Battleground competitors on March 20 at 6:00am PDT.
SEASON 6 – END OF SEASON REWARDS
If you participated in Season 6, to ensure you receive the rewards that you’re due, please keep the following in mind:
Refrain from transferring your character(s) to another realm or faction until after Legion Season 6 has ended. Legion Season 6 titles and mounts will be awarded approximately two weeks after the season ends. FACTION-BASED REWARDS
Don’t forget—end-of-season rewards are based on your faction. If you transfer your character to the other faction, you must have 50 wins after your transfer to receive the reward. Please note that you must have 150 wins for Gladiator and Dominant Gladiator.
Our Battle for Azeroth content hub is filled to brim with useful information to get you started with WoW's latest expansion!
Your source of the latest Battle for Azeroth news!
World of Warcraft's latest expansion will be released on or before September 21, 2018.
Pre-Purchase Battle for Azeroth
If you pre-purchase the expansion, you'll get a level 110 boost and gain early access to four Allied Races. The Digital Deluxe Edition comes with various goodies in all Blizzard games except Diablo.
Game Version Pricing Buy Link Standard Edition $49.99 // 44.99 EUR EU / US Digital Deluxe Edition $69.99 // 59.99 EUR EU / US Allied Races
Highmountain Tauren, Lightforged Draenei, Nightborne and Void Elves are four Allied Races that can be unlocked before Battle for Azeroth goes live. Pre-purchasing the expansion won't unlock them though. They're gated behind Exalted reputation standing with Legion factions and achievements.
If you boost an Allied Race character to level 110, you won't be able to receive Heritage armor.
It's very likely that Blizzard removes the gating at some point before Battle for Azeroth launch. It would not make much sense having them gated behind old content.
Allied Races Unlock Requirements
Allied Race Requirements Highmountain Tauren Ain't No Mountain High Enough + Exalted with Highmountain Tribe Lightforged Draenei You Are Now Prepared! + Exalted with Army of the Light Nightborne Insurrection + Exalted with the Nightfallen Void Elf You Are Now Prepared! + Exalted with Argussian Reach Allied Races in Battle for Azeroth
Four Allied Races have been confirmed so far. The Alliance will be able to unlock Dark Iron Dwarves and Kul Tirans, whereas the Horde can convince Mag'har Orcs and Zandalari Trolls to join the faction. The aforementioned Allied Races will be gated behind Battle for Azeroth content and can't be unlocked before launch. So far, we looked at Dark Iron Dwarves, their totems, customization options of Kul Tiran Humans and Zandalari Troll Druid forms.
Kul Tiran Customization Options Kul Tiran Druid Bear Forms Dark Iron Dwarves Preview Dark Iron Dwarf Shaman Totems Zandalari Troll Druid Forms Zandalari Troll Shaman Totems Build Highlights
Battle for Azeroth is currently in Alpha. We have overviews with creature models, items and latest changes:
Battle for Azeroth Alpha Build 26231 Highlights Battle for Azeroth Alpha Build 26175 Highlights Battle for Azeroth Alpha Build 26131 Highlights Battle for Azeroth Alpha Build 26032 Creature Models Battle for Azeroth Alpha Build 26095 Highlights Battle for Azeroth Alpha Build 25976 Highlights Class Changes
In the latest dev watercooler, Blizzard talked about Class design philosophy in Battle for Azeroth. There's a new BfA build every week and we keep track of all talent changes here. A detailed overview for every build can be found below:
Alpha Build 26231 Talent Changes Alpha Build 26175 Talent Changes Alpha Build 26131 Talent Changes Alpha Build 26095 Talent Changes Alpha Build 26032 Talent Changes Alpha Build 25976 Talent Changes In addition to that, Hunters can no longer change a Pet's specialization in Battle for Azeroth.
Ten new dungeons will be added to the game in BfA. We looked at Dungeon Journal entries and compared item levels of loot rewards after the squish.
Heart of Azeroth
With the removal of Artifact weapons and traits, all players will receive a Legendary neckpiece called Heart of Azeroth. The main goal is to collect Azerite (Artifact power) and empower it in order to unlock Azerite armor traits.
Heart of Azeroth Explained Legacy Loot Mode
Personal Loot used in dungeons since Patch 7.3.5 was not well received by transmog collectors. Blizzard is trying to fix it with the introduction of Legacy Loot mode.
If you're an avid mount collector, Battle for Azeroth will most definitely not disappoint you. Plenty of cool mounts are coming and we covered the following flying/ground mounts so far:
Basilisk PvP Mounts Bee Mounts Bloodfeaster Mounts Brutosaur Mount Crawg Mounts Frog Mounts Goblin Hovercraft Mounts Hyena Mounts Parrot Mounts Proto-drake Mounts Raptor Mounts Vulture Mounts Mythic Keystone Changes
No huge changes are planned for the Mythic Keystone system. It has been received well in Legion. We datamined some spells related to Mythic Keystone customization and a new (possibly level 10) affix. Tyrannical & Fortified affixes will be moved to level 2 Keystones to avoid awkward power spikes.
Mythic Keystone Customization New Mythic Affixes Profession Changes
Most First Aid recipes have been moved to Tailoring and achievements are now Feats of Strength, hinting at a possible removal of First Aid. An early look at Profession changes and new recipes can be found here.
Game Director Ion Hazzikostas is periodically answering your Battle for Azeroth questions. The latest Q/A was conducted last week.
Battle for Azeroth Live Developer Q/A (March 15) Battle for Azeroth Live Developer Q/A (January 30) Raids
Uldir will be the first raid of the expansion. We previewed early Dungeon Journal entries and found out that Blood God G'huun is the final boss of the raid. In a future raid (probably a Nighthold equivalent in BfA), we're going to fight Azshara.
Uldir Raid Encounters Upright Orcs
Male Orcs can adjust their posture in Battle for Azeroth.
How to Create Upright Orcs Upright Orcs Overview Visuals
Hunters and Warlocks received new spell animations.
Hunter Spell Animations Warlock Spell Animations
An overview of all micro-holidays in 2018.
Here's a schedule of all micro-holidays for this year. For more details about what's coming near the end of the month, check out This Month in WoW and our This Week in WoW series.
A new addition to Legion is what we’re calling micro-holidays. Each one is meant to make the world feel more alive without making players feel like they need to participate for big rewards—while still providing some more variety and fun.
CALL OF THE SCARAB [JANUARY 21-23]
To commemorate the first ringing of the Scarab Gong on January 23, 2006, players will be able to relive a portion of the Ahn’Qiraj gate opening by collecting items for turn-in. The winning faction will then be able to claim bragging rights and have their faction flag hang over the gates until the next Call of the Scarab micro-holiday event.
KIRIN TOR TAVERN CRAWL [JANUARY 31]
The mages of Azeroth like to relax, too. Hop into a portal at your local watering hole and join the Tavern Crawl!
HATCHING OF THE HIPPOGRYPHS [FEBRUARY 23]
Those who head to Feralas will be able to bear witness to the yearly hatching of the hippogryphs. You may even make a little friend for the day.
UNGORO MADNESS [MARCH 17-19]
Dinosaurs are running amok in Un’Goro. Help quell the rampage and you’ll be awarded some temporary evolution buffs.
MARCH OF THE TADPOLES [APRIL 5]
Each year, the Winterfin murlocs allow their tadpoles free reign over their village. You can make a difference by adopting your favorite, feeding it, and protecting it from nearby predators.
VOLUNTEER GUARD DAY [APRIL 28]
Step into the shoes of a guard in the major cities with a /salute and you’ll get to serve and protect the city just like them. Stay vigilant and watch out for any invaders.
SPRING BALLOON FESTIVAL [MAY 10-12]
Several of Azeroth’s characters – some of whom you might recognize – are giving tours of Azeroth in their hot air balloons. You’ll enjoy their commentary and interact with other citizens as you take in the scenery.
GLOWCAP FESTIVAL [MAY 27]
Head to Sporeggar in Zangarmarsh, collect some rare mushrooms, and help the sporelings heal the great mushroom, Fshoo. You’ll gain a bit of Sporeggar reputation for helping them out.
THOUSAND BOAT BASH [JUNE 6-8]
Thousand Needles is where the biggest bash on boats can be found in Azeroth. It’s a chance to unwind a little, away from the lurking danger of the Burning Legion.
AUCTION HOUSE DANCE PARTY [JULY 22]
The main auction houses in Orgrimmar and Stormwind have been cleaned out and turned into dance parties for the day! Crowd on in and show some faction pride!
KIRIN TOR TAVERN CRAWL [JULY 31]
The mages of Azeroth like to relax, too. Hop into a portal at your local watering hole and join the Tavern Crawl!
MOONKIN FESTIVAL [NOVEMBER 12]
A wonderful celebration of all things Moonkin is happening today in Moonglade. Stop by and see what you can learn!.
These holidays are just the beginning and we’ll be adding more even beyond the patch so keep an eye on the calendar!