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HandyNotes: Visions of N'Zoth is a great addon, mainly for Assaults in Patch 8.3. It displays all the necessary information conveniently on the map.
With Handy Notes, you won't need to worry about all the vanity items that you can get during Assaults. The addon displays locations and rewards for rare mobs, battle pets, treasures, and other points of interest directly on the map.
Uldum is currently under assault by the Black Empire. On the screenshot below, you can see that the addon tells you that Gaze of N'Zoth has a chance to drop All-Seeing Eyes, and you get the location of the Rare Elite without coordinates.
The addon displays other points of interest, including locations for feeding alpacas to get your mount, battle pet trainers, and Assault caches.
You can download the addon here and update it manually or via the Twitch app.
Lunar Festival is back and we have a new quest line this year that lets you transmogrify your flower crowns all-year-round.
Lunar Festival Updates in 2020
Lunar Preservation is a new quest which requires you to perform the Rite of the Moon at the moonwells in Ashenvale, Felwood, Feralas, Moonglade, Stonetalon Mountains, Duskwood, and Mount Hyjal, without letting the Blessing of the Moon expire. If you manage to bless the Staff of Moonflowers and transform it into Blessed Staff of Moonflowers, the druid will offer quests for your flower crowns so they never die, and you can transmogrify them year-round!
Crown of Boundless Courage Crown of Eternal Memorial Crown of Everlasting Fortune Crown of Infinite Prosperity First, complete the Lunar Rocket introduction quest to teleport to Moonglade. Then, talk to Myrael Lunarbloom at 53, 36 in Moonglade to pick up the quest. Go to the first moonwell at 48, 33 and click the action bar to charge your Staff of Moonflowers. You will receive a 60-minute buff (Blessing of the Moon) and must visit the following moonwells before it expires:
Ashenvale: 54, 46 and 60, 73 Duskwood: 49, 33 Felwood: 44, 28 Feralas: 60, 46 Hyjal: 61, 25 Note that you must first complete Magni's (A Fresh Trauma) quest line in Hyjal before charging up your staff, otherwise, it won't work. We're not sure if this is intended, but it's best to leave it here before it gets hotfixed. Moonglade: 48, 33 Stonetalon Mountains: 42, 18 Recommended Path: Moonglade > Felwood > Hyjal > Ashenvale > Stonetalon Mountains > Feralas > Duskwood
The timer on the buff will refresh to 60 minutes every time you charge up the staff, leaving you with plenty of time to finish the quest.
After finishing the quest, use your Lunar Festival Invitation to head back to Moonglade tu turn in the quest.
You must have Crown of Courage, Crown of Dark Blossoms, Crown of Good Fortune , or Crown of Prosperity in your inventory to start the quest to upgrade the flower crowns to permanent cosmetics. Talk to Myrael Lunarbloom who won't have a "!" above her head, but she will still offer you the quests.
The new quest is not required for To Honor One's Elders. Check out our Lunar Festival guide for more details about the event!
Every year the druids of Moonglade hold a celebration of their city’s great triumph over an ancient evil. During the Lunar Festival, citizens of Azeroth have the opportunity to honor their elders by celebrating their sage wisdom, sharing in magnificent feasts…and of course, lighting fireworks.
The celebration has begun in Moonglade, and your Lunar Festival Invitation is waiting. Join in the fun by dressing up in your Lunar Festival finery, launching fireworks, and paying homage to the Elders throughout Azeroth.
When: January 24 – February 7
Where: Moonglade, with camps in Ironforge, Stormwind, Darnassus, Thunder Bluff, Orgrimmar, and the Undercity*
Currency: Coin of Ancestry
The Lunar Festival is a time of celebration for the peoples of Azeroth. At the beginning of each year, elders of generations past manifest around the world to impart their wisdom upon all who listen. Should you encounter these venerable spirits in your travels and take the time to heed their words, they may even pass along tokens of their gratitude—Coins of Ancestry, the lessons of a past age in physical form. Gather enough Coins of Ancestry and the Cenarion Circle will open their stores of celebratory garb, fireworks, trinkets, and recipes!
The Cenarion Circle has good cause to celebrate, for the Lunar Festival marks the return of many Ancients that fell in battles past: Goldrinn, Malorne, Aviana, and Cenarius himself. But this celebration is darkened by the eternal torment of one of their own—Omen, a wolf Ancient blessed by the moon goddess Elune, has risen from the depths of Moonglade’s lake. Though Omen was once as noble and proud as any Ancient, he was driven mad by the Burning Legion’s tainted magics during the War of the Ancients. Omen’s immortality means that he is forever cursed to return in his maddened state at the advent of each new year—and this year, he has grown further in power. Heroes level 20 and above must make haste to ease this tormented Ancient’s suffering, in the hopes that perhaps next year he will return with a clearer mind.
SEASONAL BOSS: OMEN RETURNS!
The great wolf Omen was once a hero of this world. An embodiment of strength and fortune, Omen fought beside the heroes of the War of the Ancients until he succumbed to demonic magics. Turning against his allies, he raged across Azeroth, leaving death and terror in his wake. Omen was finally defeated in Moonglade, and he now sleeps among the silt of Lake Elune'ara. But each year, at the beginning of the festival, he stirs...
MAIN QUEST LINE
The celebration begins with an introductory quest, The Lunar Festival. The Cenarion Circle has invited all denizens of Azeroth to take part in the celebration of the Lunar Festival. You can learn more about the event by meeting with the Lunar Festival Harbinger.
It wouldn’t be a celebration without fireworks. You’ll be asked to buy some Lunar Fireworks and Cluster Fireworks to launch and complete the quest Lunar Fireworks.
Once you’ve proven your pyrotechnic prowess, you’ll receive your Lunar Festival Invitation to travel to Moonglade and speak with Valadar Starsong in Nighthaven. With your invitation in hand, you’ll be able to travel quickly to Moonglade by standing within Greater Moonlight throughout the holiday.
The Lunar Festival features has 16 achievements and one meta-achievement.
Elune's Blessing: Complete the Elune’s Blessing quest by defeating Omen. Frenzied Firecracker: Shoot off 10 Festival Firecrackers in 30 seconds or less. Lunar Festival Finery: Purchase a festive pant suit or festive dress with Coins of Ancestry. The Rocket's Red Glare: Shoot off 10 Red Rocket Clusters in 25 secons or less. Coin of Ancestry There are five achievements involving Coins of Ancestry: Receive a Coin of Ancestry, Receive 5 Coins of Ancestry, Receive 10 Coins of Ancestry, Receive 25 Coins of Ancestry, and Receive 50 Coins of Ancestry. It's a good time to travel Azeroth, see the sights, and pay your respects to the various Elders. Visiting an Elder will reward reputation with select capital cities, a Coin of Ancestry, some experience and gold, and a Lucky Red Envelope.
Elders of Eastern Kingdoms (17): Honor the Elders located in Eastern Kingdoms. Elder Goldwell in Kharanos, Elder Bellowrage in Blasted Lands, Elder Stormbrow in Goldshire, Elder Meadowrun in Western Plaguelands, Elder Starglade in Zul'Gurub, Elder Winterhoof in Booty Bay, Elder Silvervein in Thelsamar, Elder Skychaser in Sentinel Hill, Elder Rumblerock in Burning Steppes, Elder Dawnstrider in Flame Crest, Elder Highpeak in the Hinterlands, Elder Ironband in Searing Gorge, Elder Graveborn in Brill, Elder Obsidian in the Sepulcher, Elder Windrun in Eastern Plaguelands, Elder Snowcrown in Light's Hope Chapel, Elder Moonstrike in Scholomance Elders of Kalimdor (21): Honor the Elders located in Kalimdor. Elder Runetotem in Razor Hill, Elder Skygleam in Azshara, Elder Moonwarden in the Crossroads, Elder High Mountain in Vendetta Point, Elder Windtotem in Ratchet, Elder Bladeleaf in Dolanaar, Elder Starweave in Lor'danel, Elder Bloodhoof in Bloodhoof Village, Elder Riversong in Astranaar, Elder Grimtotem in Feralas, Elder Mistwalker in Dire Maul, Elder Nightwind in Felwood, Elder Skyseer in Freewind Post, Elder Morningdew in Fizzle and Pozzik's Speedbarge, Elder Ragetotem in Tanaris, Elder Dreamseer in Gadgetzan, Elder Thunderhorn in Un'Goro, Elder Brightspear in Winterspring, Elder Stonespire in Everlook, Elder Primestone in Silithus, Elder Bladesing in Cenarion Hold Elders of Northrend (18): Honor the Elders located in Northrend. Elder Sardis in Valiance Keep, Elder Beldak in Westfall Brigade, Elder Morthie in Star's Rest, Elder Fargal in Frosthold, Elder Arp in D.E.H.T.A., Elder Northal in Transitus Shield, Elder Sandrene in Lakeside Landing, Elder Wanikaya in Rainspeaker Rapids, Elder Lunaro in Ruins of Tethys, Elder Bluewolf in Wintergrasp, Elder Tauros in Zim'Torga, Elder Thoim in Moa'ki Harbor, Elder Graymane in K3, Elder Stonebeard in Bouldercrag's Refuge, Elder Pamuya in Warsong Hold, Elder Whurain in Camp Oneqwah, Elder Skywarden in Agmar's Hammer, Elder Muraco in Camp Tunka'lo Elders of the Alliance (3): Honor the Elders located in the Alliance capital cities. Elder Bladeswift in Darnassus, Elder Bronzebeard in Ironforge, Elder Hammershout in Stormwind Elders of the Horde (3): Honor the Elders which are located in the Horde capital cities. Elder Darkhorn in Orgrimmar, Elder Wheathoof in Thunder Bluff, Elder Darkcore in the Undercity Elders of the Dungeons: Honor the Elders which are located inside the dungeons. Elder Wildmane in Zul'Farrak, Elder Starsong in Sunken Temple, Elder Splitrock in Maraudon, Elder Stonefort in Blackrock Spire, Elder Morndeep in Blackrock Depths, Elder Farwhisper in Stratholme, Elder Jarten in Utgarde Keep, Elder Igasho in the Nexus, Elder Nurgen in Azjol-Nerub, Elder Kilias in Drak'Tharon Keep, Elder Ohanzee in Gundrak, Elder Yurauk in the Halls of Stone, Elder Chogan'gada in Utgarde Pinnacle Elders of Cataclysm (9): Honor the Elders which are located in zones opened by the cataclysm. Elder Stonebrand in the Temple of Earth, Elder Menkhaf in Uldum, Elder Sekhemi in Uldum, Elder Firebeard in Twighlight Highlands, Elder Darkfeather in Twilight Highlands, Elder Windsong in Hyjal, Elder Evershade in Nodrassil, Elder Moonlance in Vashj'ir, Elder Deepforge in Deepholm Holiday Items
You can spend your Ancient Coins for various items by visiting vendors Fariel Starsong and Valadar Starsong in Moonglade. Here are just some of the items you can purchase and collect: TOYS
There are three Dragon Costume colors. Green Variation: Green Dragon Head Costume, Green Dragon Body Costume, Green Dragon Tail Costume Blue Variation: Blue Dragon Head Costume, Blue Dragon Body Costume, Blue Dragon Tail Costume Red Variation: Red Dragon Head Costume, Red Dragon Body Costume, Red Dragon Tail Costume Lunar Elder's Hearthstone: “Return home the wisest way possible!” Elune's Lantern Everlasting Alliance Firework Everlasting Horde Firework PETS AND PET TOYS
Pets: Lunar Lantern, Festival Lantern Pet Toy: Perky Blaster ACCESSORIES, HEIRLOOMS ITEMS, SCHEMATIC, PATTERNS
Heirloom Items: Ancient Heirloom Armor Casing, Timeworn Heirloom Armor Casing Schematic:Alliance Firework, Schematic: Horde Firework, Schematic: Snake Firework Pattern: Festival Dress, Festival Suit Holiday Apparel: Festive Green Dress, Festive Pink Dress, Festive Purple Dress, Festive Black Pant Suit, Festive Blue Pant Suit, Festive Teal Pant Suit *Players who wish to travel to old Undercity will need to speak with Zidormi in Tirisfal Glades east of Lordaeron Keep, just outside of the burned scar near the road.
4 days running now, we have a new batch of 8.3 hotfixes including a couple of changes to the N'Zoth encounter, more corrupted item tweaks, no more cloaks from emissary caches and more. We also get one of the announced Classic AV changes with honorless targets no longer being lootable.
January 24 (source)
Dungeons and Raids
N’Zoth, the Corruptor Fixed a bug where Azeroth's Radiance could shorten its channel duration without the player casting or moving. Azeroth's Radiance now resets its cooldown on a wipe and at the start of the encounter. Developers’ note: This quality-of-life change should dispel confusion about needing to wait for the cooldown to clear before a subsequent attempt. Horrific Visions Fixed an issue wherein Emergency Cranial Defibrillation didn't heal the player while under the effects of Inquisitor Darkspeak's Convert. Items and Rewards
Emissary equipment caches no longer reward cloaks during Battle for Azeroth Season 4. The power of the following trinkets from Ny’alotha, the Waking City have been increased by around 10%: Vita-Charged Titanshard , Void-Twisted Titanshard , Humming Black Dragonscale , and Manifesto of Madness . The damage absorb effect of the Void-Twisted Titanshard will now be consumed after most standard damage absorb effects. Corrupted Items Glimpse of Clarity will no longer interact with the Warlock ability Command Demon , or the Hunter ability Command Pet . Lash of the Void Lash of the Void ’s (Corruption Effect) damage now scales with the item level of Unguent Caress , instead of the character's Attack Power. Fixed a bug which caused Lash of the Void to trigger more often than intended, but it still strikes all targets in a cone in front of the user. Heart of Azeroth Corrected several issues with Destruction Warlocks using Vision of Perfection either not getting an Infernal to spawn on their target, or a real summoned Infernal to incorrectly have the lowered Vision of Perfection duration applied to it. WoW Classic
Players in Alterac Valley with the Honorless Target buff will no longer grant loot.
January 23rd January 22nd January 21st January 17th
The big hotfix lists continue today as we're in day 3 of the streak. We have raid fixes for the final two bosses of Ny'alotha, focusing on some legendary cloak issues and N'Zoth sanity issues, corrupted item damage now scales with their item level instead of a players attack or spell power, a Vulpera racial fix and more!
The Lash of the Void corrupted item tweak they announced earlier isn't listed here with the the others though, so it's unclear if the hotfix isn't in the game or it was just not added to these notes.
January 23 (source)
Vulperas’ Bag of Tricks (racial) cooldown is now correctly modified by haste. Creatures and NPCs
Lorewalker Cho should once again be visible to all players in Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Dungeons and Raids
Operation: Mechagon In Mechagon Junkyard and Mechagon Workshop on Mythic Keystone difficulties, end-of-run chests now award Engine of Mecha-Perfection, or Blueprint: Perfectly Timed Differential, or Progression Sprockets for players’ Vision of Perfection (Essence). Ny'alotha, the Waking City Carapace of N’Zoth Resolved an issue where using Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve while in the Den of Transfusion may fail to bring players to Wrathion's side. Resolved an issue where using Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve could remove some player buffs when used. Resolved an issue where Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve's cooldown was not being reset upon the encounter starting. Reduced the health of Mycelial Cysts by 30%. N’Zoth the Corruptor Dispelling corrupted mind should not drain sanity ever, and letting it expire naturally should. Horrific Visions
Fixed an issue where players on the quest “Reconstructing ‘Fear and Flesh’” who skipped all Corrupted Area objectives and completed a Lost Area objective first would not get 1 of their 2 Torn Page of "Fear and Flesh" for that run. Items and Rewards
Corrupted Items Damage dealt by Infinite Stars, Twisted Appendages, and Gushing Wound (Corrupted Effects) is now based on the item level of a Corrupted item, rather than scaling dynamically with Attack Power and Spell Power. Developers’ note: Previously the damage dealt by these powers was modified by Attack Power and Spell Power, which meant that certain specialization abilities or random bonuses could cause drastic swings in their effectiveness. Infinite Stars in particular was too strong against single targets as a result of this and other factors. This change also adjusts Infinite Stars base damage accordingly, as the scaling method was one of the primary factors behind some of the extreme outliers we saw in our logs and from player feedback. Our goal with this change and other adjustments to Corruption powers is to improve parity in the effectiveness per point of Corruption of the different bonuses available on Visions of N’Zoth items. Grand Delusions ’ (Corrupted Effect) summoned entity no longer despawns when its owner is crowd controlled by enemy players. Fixed a bug that allowed the Lurking Schemer's Band a small chance at rolling a socket in addition to its baseline socket. Corrupted Gladiator's Spite now has a distinct visual difference between hostile corruption pools and allied corruption pools. Humming Black Dragonscale ’s visual effect should no longer break some animations and will now appear as intended when mounted. Quests
Dying during “Waking a Dreamer ” can cause players to be unable to see Goldrinn and turn in the quest. While D.I.S.C.O. may be fun for some, dancing is now prohibited within the vicinity of the Chamber of Heart teleporter. Rugged Hyena Pelts now drop from all hyenas in Uldum as well as Amathet Hunters. Players with the Skinning skill will still be able to skin the hyenas for a guaranteed pelt, in addition to any that drop.
January 22nd January 21st January 17th
The damage done by Infinite Stars, Twisted Appendages, and Gushing Wound will be based on the item level of the Corrupted Item instead of scaling dynamically with Attack Power and Spell Power. Lash of the Void damage received the same treatment and now procs less often than it used to.
You can find out more details in today's hotfixes.
With a hotfix that is now live on all realms, we’ve adjusted the damage done by several Corruption Effects:
Damage dealt by Infinite Stars, Twisted Appendages, and Gushing Wound is now based on the item level of the Corrupted item. This previously scaled dynamically with Attack Power and Spell Power. Lash of the Void damage is now based on the item level of the Corrupted Item, and now procs less often than before. Previously the damage dealt by these powers was modified by Attack Power and Spell Power, which meant that certain specialization abilities or random bonuses could cause drastic swings in their effectiveness. Infinite Stars in particular was too strong against single targets as a result of this and other factors.
This change also adjusts Infinite Stars base damage accordingly, as the scaling method was one of the primary factors behind some of the extreme outliers we saw in our logs and from player feedback. Our goal with this change and other adjustments to Corruption powers is to improve parity in the effectiveness per point of Corruption of the different bonuses available on Visions of N’Zoth items.