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Wrath Timewalking has arrived and with Mythic Season 3, the base item level of loot from Timewalking dungeons went up to 395. Ulduar Timewalking offers item level 415 loot and completing the weekly quest rewards a piece of Normal Eternal Palace piece of gear.
This week is ideal for gearing up alts and catching up on gear.
The base ilvl of Timewalking dungeons is 395. The base ilvl of Timewalking raids is 415. Timewarped Badges can be turned in for various items, such as armor, battle pets, and a mount at Auzin in Dalaran (Crystalsong Forest). The gear sold by him has a base ilvl of 380. Complete 5 Timewalking dungeons for the weekly quest A Frozen Path Through Time to earn Cache of Palace Treasures and 750 Artifact Power. Assemble a raid of between 10 and 30 players, talk to Vormu in Dalaran (Northrend) to enter Ulduar Timewalking. Reins of the Infinite Timereaver has a chance to drop from any Timewalking boss as Personal Loot. Blizzard (Source)
Ulduar Timewalking is now available and Yogg-Saron – the lucid dream, the monster in your nightmares, and the fiend of a thousand faces – awaits.
When: The Ulduar raid is available throughout the Wrath Timewalking event.
Difficulty: The difficulty is set to Normal and, like any Normal level raid, will not be available through Raid Finder.
Minimum Level: Players level 80 and above are Eligible to participate.
During Wrath Timewalking, you can assemble a raid group of between 1 and 30 players, travel to Dalaran in Northrend, and speak with Vormu to access a Timewalking version of the Ulduar raid. The raid scales for your group size and your level and gear will be scaled to match the raid’s challenges.
Don’t have a regular group? The Group Finder (I) can help. Create your own group in the ‘Premade Groups’ section or search for like-minded adventurers.
Looking to withstand the fires of Igniss the Furnace Master? Withstand the terrific tantrum of XT-002 Deconstructor? Or is it your very mind you want to test against the master of nightmares, Yogg-Saron? Opportunity awaits! Inside you can earn transmog sets, the pets you need to earn the Raiding for Leashes IV achievement, and more.
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:
Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom Gundrak Halls of Lightning The Nexus Utgarde Pinnacle Pit of Saron 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, when you Timewalk through Utgarde Pinnacle, Skadi the Ruthless could drop the Blue Proto-Drake mount for you.
Look for the following all week long:
Chronicler Shoopa in Zuldazar and Chronicler Toopa in Boralus have a quest for you. You can also start the quest from within the Adventure Guide (Shift- “J”). Quest Requirement: Complete 5 Timewalking dungeons. Rewards: Artifact Power and one loot box containing a piece of gear from Normal difficulty The Eternal Palace. 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.
The latest round of hotfixes includes fixes for The Eternal Palace, Operation: Mechagon. PvP Season 3 Essence achievements now properly track Honor gained during Brawls that utilize Arena maps, and more.
Blizzard also announced some Class tuning that will go live after next week's maintenance when Mythic Palace becomes available.
Fixed a bug that prevented Guild groups who complete Operation: Mechagon from properly earning Operation: Mechagon Guild Run. Battlefield Brawler, Battlefield Tactician, and Battlefield Master now properly track Honor gained during Brawls that utilize arena maps. Creatures and NPCs
Nazjatar followers now respawn if the player drowns after activating stealth. Reduced the damage of Unleashed Arcanofiend's Proximal Chaos by 20%. Increased the missile delay of Proximal Chaos to 3 seconds (was 2 seconds). Dungeons and Raids
Azshara’s Eternal Palace The Queen’s Court Fixed a bug that caused some abilities to trigger the Repeat Performance debuff (e.g. Hunters’ auto attack, Priests’ Divine Hymn, Druids’ Tranquility, Druids’ Moonfire with the Twin Moons talent, or Druids’ Regrowth with the Rampant Growth Azerite Trait). Queen Azshara Fixed a bug that made it possible for players to gain an excessive amount of Sanction stacks instantly. Operation: Mechagon Trixie and Naeno Fixed a bug that caused loot dropped from this encounter to be non-tradeable. Items
Heart of Azeroth Battlefield Brawler, Battlefield Tactician, and Battlefield Master (Essences) now properly track Honor gained during Brawls that utilize arena maps. Updated the visual and sound effects for the Red Punchcard, Cyclotronic Blast. Fixed an issue where extra Fragment of Zem'lan's Lost Treasure Maps could not be destroyed. Quests
Players can again receive credit toward the Outside Influences achievement by completing "Deck 'Em" and "Pirates? I Hate Those Guys!". Players can again travel to the future to complete “The Other Place” while affected by a Rain Stone or similar items.
Blizzard has announced a relatively big pass for class tuning, focusing on PvP, especially essences- Arcane Mages got buffs for PvE and Resto Druids got nerfed in PvP as well.
Class Tuning July 16 (source)
We’re working on several pieces of targeted class tuning that we intend to make to the game with maintenance in each region:
Mage Arcane Damage for all spells and abilities increased by 6%. Player versus Player
Enchant Weapon - Oceanic Restoration ’s (weapon enchant) mana granted is reduced by 50% in PvP situations. Developers’ notes: At the start of BFA Season 2, we made changes to mana regeneration in PvP to increase the impact mana management has on long engagements. Similarly, Rise of Azshara introduced new methods of mana regeneration in the forms of a weapon enchant and Essences (below) that need to be reduced in the same fashion. Druid Restoration Healing reduced by 10% in PvP situations. Developers’ notes: Throughout Season 2, Restoration Druid’s raw healing throughput paired very well with their crowd control, defensive abilities, and ability to sneak away and regain mana through drinking. This is intended to bring their healing throughput more in line with other healer specializations in PvP. Items Trident of Deep Ocean absorb effect is now reduced by 80% in PvP (was 75%). Mindthief's Eldritch Clasp healing and self-damage effect is now reduced by 60% in PvP (was 50%). Void Stone effect is reduced in PvP by 45% for healers (was 30%) and 70% for non-healers (was 60%) Developers’ notes: Due to the scaling increase that some trinkets received with the release Rise of Azshara, the PvP-specific reductions put in place for Season 3 did not have the impact we were going for. These are items that we previously noted were intended to be scaled out this season. Heart of Azeroth Lucid Dreams (Essence) now refunds 50% less mana in PvP situations, now heals for 50% less in PvP situations when it refunds resources, and now provides 50% less Leech when activated in PvP situations. The Mana generation rate provided by activating its Major Power is unchanged. Vision of Perfection (Essence) heals for 50% less in PvP situations. Purification Protocol (Essence) heals for 50% less in PvP situations. The Ever-Rising Tide (Essence) grants 50% less mana in PvP situations. Developers’ notes: These Essences provide additional passive self-healing that we feel should be reduced to the same degree as tier 3 Azerite traits. As always, these are not necessarily final numbers until we’ve completed our testing of the changes, and if we add any more tweaks or adjust the numbers further, I’ll update this thread. Ultimately, you’ll see these adjustments in our regularly-updated hotfixes blog post tomorrow.
Goblins and Worgen will have their models updated in World of Warcraft's upcoming Patch 8.2.5. Blizzard also confirmed they're next in line for Heritage Armor!
Their models haven't been updated since Cataclysm, which makes them the oldest models in the game right now. At last year's BlizzCon, Blizzard revealed a preview of new Goblin and Worgen models, which are slated for Patch 8.2.5.
Note that this is a work in progress and the models we're going to see in 8.2.5 may be completely different.
The new model makes Goblins look more neutral and not angry all the time. Blizzard has done a lot of work, improving their limbs, eyes, mouth, and the grin while casting looks really cool.
Here we have new Worgen models. The male model looks fiercer and the female model no longer resembles a fox, but I still don't get it why the female model's using Human eyes. It looks way too cartoonish and doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
In Rise of Azshara, Gnomes and Tauren got their Heritage Armor and the good news is that both Goblins and Worgen are next in line for Heritage Armor with their model updates. If you main a Goblin or a Worgen, Patch 8.2.5 will be really good! Do you like the updated models?
Void-Touched Emissaries (Beguiling affix) have been nerfed recently and Queen's Decree: Hide now debuffs players.
The hardest-hitting handmaiden has been hotfixed and now debuffs players with Queen's Decree: Hide, instead of herself, which makes Beguiling much more forgiving and opens up new strategies. Players can now simply LoS her and wait for the debuff to expire. The change is included in today's hotfixes.
Beguiling, the new Nazjatar-themed Season 3 affix, is active instead of Reaping since July 9th.