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More hotfixes arrive, as both retail and the WoW Companion app get improvements.
June 26 (Source)
Creatures and NPCs
The Guardian of the Dawn NPC outside Dawn’s Blossom will no longer generate an error message when warning strangers not to cause troubles in town. Items and Rewards
The Earpieces of Tranquil Focus toy now correctly tunes out the death yell of a player transformed by the Transmorpher Beacon toy. WoW Companion App
Fixed an issue where some characters were not displaying mission icons and/or enemy portraits on receiving a new batch of missions.
Blizzard have added some clarification and detailed recent changes to the Season 4 Fated system, from the reduction in boss kills per quest, to a catch-up mechanic later in the season, as well as confirming new portals to the S4 M+ dungeons for +20 keys, and stating the endboss mount drop rates for the Sepulcher and Sanctum will actually remain until Dragonflight launches!
Season 4 (Source)
Hey folks! Just a quick update - with Season 4’s release date finally announced, I wanted to circle back to this thread and talk about how some of these experiments will be tuned/updated based on your feedback. Thanks again to everyone in this thread & elsewhere for your thoughts!
I won’t give exact numbers here as we’re still talking about them internally, but:
As written above, players clearing 10 Fated bosses per week would acquire their season’s limit of Dinar (the currency used to buy Fated raid items) by 6 weeks at the earliest. We’re going to lower the number of kills required on each quest such that it’ll land somewhere in the 4.5/5 week range instead. We’ve also heard a lot of feedback about how if you joined late into Season 4 or had alts you wanted to play, you’d be met with a pretty large wall of Quests/Boss Kills necessary to access the system, which felt like it ran counter to the lessons learned with the Creation Catalyst. Exact details TBD, but after a certain period we’ll be heavily reducing the requirements for these 3 quests. This way the initial progression experience of early Season 4 is intact, but that the later it goes, you’ll be able to raid on a new character or with a new friend without being so far behind. Just to mention it, we’re not currently looking at changing the rate of acquiring the materials to upgrade a Fated item to Heroic or Mythic. It’ll stay as a 100% droprate from Heroic & Mythic bosses, and then require 20 to transform. Lastly, while this thread is specifically about the experimental Raid Rewards systems coming to S4, there’s been some questions elsewhere about Mythic Plus we can answer here. As many of you may know, Shadowlands Season 4 is changing the dungeon pool to both halves of Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, Operation: Mechagon, Return to Karazhan, and the Warlords of Draenor dungeons Grimrail Depot & Iron Docks - along with a new seasonal affix. We’ve seen it speculated, but to confirm: the Keystone Hero achievements for these dungeons (obtained by completing them on a +20 Keystone or higher) will give Hero’s Path Portals to these locations, and operate just like the ones that exist in Shadowlands at present.
Thanks for reading, thanks for your feedback, and if you have major questions that haven’t been covered in this post (or the ones before it in this thread), let us know and we’ll do our best to clarify.
P.S. While the ‘Ahead of the Curve’ & ‘Cutting Edge’ Feats of Strength are going away when Season 4 launches, the Carcinized Zerethsteed (from killing Heroic Jailer), as well as the 100% Droprates from the Mythic Sylvanas and Mythic Jailer mounts aren’t going away until Dragonflight launches (The Sylvanas and Jailer mythic mounts will stay in the game, but be significantly reduced in droprate as with previous expansions).
See you all in Season 4!
If there's a horn stuck on your back since Patch 9.1, here's what you need to do to remove it.
If you're running around with this horn on live servers and wonder how to remove it, there's a simple solution for the issue.
The horn is part of the Patch 9.1 questline that revolves around Odyn and disabling the Eye of the Jailer and its effect in the Maw. Therefore, you must complete (or abandon) related campaign quests! Open your Quest Log and search for any of the quests listed here:
A Show of Gratitude Ease of Passage Grab Bag Hearing Aid Birds of a Feather The Caged Bird Claim the Sky A Hate-Hate Relationship Fury Given Voice Wrath of Odyn Mawsplaining Anger Management Tears of the Damned Focusing the Eye You can either complete or abandon them to remove the cosmetic horn.
If that didn't help, try dying or entering an Arena or Skirmish which removes any hidden buffs from your character.
Here's a huge batch of the best transmogs from Reddit submitted by the community!
We have another round of carefully curated transmogs for you! We're including a list of items for each set to make it easier for you to mimic the desired appearance. Let us know which transmog is your favorite in the comments down below.
Arcane Wanderer (Cloth) Transmog
Exotic Pet Collector Transmog
The Wulfen King Transmog
Piercing Quarz (White Druid Leather Transmog)
Celestial Knight Transmog
Titanforged Paladin Plate Transmog
Smashing & Slicing Rogue Leather Transmog
Red Samurai Transmog
Mercenary of Stormwind Transmog
Hunter Mail Transmog
Corrupted Shaman Mail Transmog
Beacon of Retribution Plate Transmog
Holy Hamburger Plate Transmog
Elder Ronin Transmog
Ren'dorei Blademaster Leather Transmog
Bear Belly Transmog
Fallen Knight Plate Transmog
Ancient King Cloth Transmog
Transcendental Huntsman Mail Transmog
Rocky Leather Transmog
Venom Plate Transmog
Blood Ranger Mail Transmog
Fire Survival Hunter Mail Transmog
Dark Ranger of Lordaeron Mail Transmog
Darkener Cloth Transmog
Here's an old but still very weird one, as a player recently remembered an old and somewhat obscure Warlords of Draenor incident. Haji-me remembered having "Darren's Bombing Run of Awesomeness" developer/GM-only quest shared to them and wondering what exactly was going on, as hundreds of siege cannons started floating around as the quest asked them to slay dudes. But that's not the weirdest thing, as the player is actually invulnerable while it's all happening!
Luckily XYAYUSDYDZCXS in the comments had the answer as to what was happening, as this quest somehow reached players back in WoD, with the original source being unclear (possibly a GM initially shared it and then it just spread). Everything that's happening is just client-side, so no one is seeing it but the player accpting the quest, and the character is actually standing in place, but is also invulnerable - so apparently some enterprising players were using it to capture points in battlegrounds and similar.
Why exactly a developer would even make this is quite the mystery, and it seems unlikely the quest still exists in players' logs as the issue almost certainly got addressed back when it happened, but it sure would be cool to see it again today (minus the invulnerability exploit, of course)!
Did you know about this little piece of WoW trivia? It came as quite a bit of a cool surprise to me, as I had never heard of it back in the day, but it certainly is a fun one!