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Some more hotfixes this time around, with some minor Nathria and Black Temple fixes and the Renown illusion is now working as well!
February 24 (source)
Creatures and NPCs
Fixed an issue where Tomb Burster in Revendreth was not resetting each day to give players another opportunity at her loot. Dungeons and Raids
Castle Nathria Fixed an issue that could cause the door to Sire Denathrius' chamber to remain closed if Prince Renathal and General Draven began fighting loyalists prior to the door opening. Timewalking: Black Temple Illidan Fixed an issue where Parasitic Shadowfiends would sometimes not reset after the encounter ends. Items and Rewards
Renown weapon illusions can now be used in transmogrification after their appearance has been learned.
If you don't want to upgrade Mythic Dungeon Gear with Valor, you can spend it on crafting reagents in Patch 9.0.5.
If you don't wish to upgrade your gear with Valor in Patch 9.0.5, you can exchange it for various rare crafting reagents near the Great Vault (Hall of Holding), by talking to Exchange Specialist Ko'tul.
You can purchase the following items from the broker:
Shipment of Heavy Callous Hide for 750 Valor. Contains 10 Heavy Callous Hide. Shipment of Elethium Ore for 750 Valor. Contains 20 Elethium Ore. Shipment of Lightless Silk for 750 Valor. Contains 20 Lightless Silk. Check out our Valor guide to learn more about how to upgrade Mythic Dungeon Gear in Patch 9.0.5!
We're back to Nathria after all the BlizzConline action, where we're taking another look at the DPS standings and we have one huge change, as Frost Mages have soared into the top, landing in 4th/5th place after being near the bottom of the pile last week! We'll also be taking a look at the rise of Frost and the stagnation of the already not so hot Havoc down at the lower end of things, as Dutchmagoz and Wordup talks about their situations.
95th percentile Mythic data by Warcraft Logs.
All percentiles Mythic data by Warcraft Logs.
Frost Mage by Dutchmagoz
Havoc Demon Hunter by Wordup
And here's a look at Heroic this week as well, where Frost is way back down as it was last week for Mythic.
As always, if you want even more info on a spec, you can check out our class guides here.
The Lost Codex interviewed Steve Danuser and Morgan Day, and we learned more about the option to transmog each shoulder separately.
Morgan Day revealed that the feature is probably still on the table, but some shoulders were not designed to be used separately, and they want to avoid clipping, which is probably the reason why Blizzard scrapped the option for Shadowlands launch.
Early in the Beta, we saw that there was potential for individual shoulder transmog pieces, which sparked a lot of interest in the community, but it never made it to live in 9.0. Is that still on the table? Can you comment on individual shoulder transmogging and if it's coming or not?
Morgan Day: This is a great question. I will follow up on this one because I know it was something that we were aiming to get done for Shadowlands launch, but that one in particular we knew might have run into some technical issues.
There's a lot of history to draw from without transmog sets, and there were some very asymmetrical shoulder pieces that were crafted with never thinking towards having them transmogged individually.
I think it is a really cool feature that we know players are excited about, and I imagine we're still doing our best to make progress towards that.
You can watch the whole interview below. The video starts playing at where they talk about transmogging each shoulder separately.
This is one of those "obviously not what we hope it is, but maaaybe?" things as Henry Cavill, who was part of many discussions about who should play Arthas last year, just posted an interesting image to his Instagram, as spotted by Warchief_Hammerhands.
This is 99.99% Witcher-related, and the caption is just a tease (whether it's actually aimed at the Arthas hype or not), but we have seen the actor actually talk about the role of the Lich King previously. In several Instagram replies to one of the many fan photoshops of himself as Arthas, Cavill did seem to show some solid interest in the role, and it all started with an emoji response to this post:
And here's the complex response, with Blizzard getting tagged:
He then engaged in some fan interaction, starting with a nod at the previous rumors of him being the next Bond:
And great response to a fair warning related to Cavill's missing his Man of Steel casting call because he was playing WoW:
Many have actually commented that Cavill might be a bit too old for Arthas at this point, but considering the events on 9.1 and where the story might be going, who's to say an older, post-Maw Arthas isn't in the cards? It seems like a perfect stunt commercial type thing to tease a potentially bigger project like a TV series or even movie. After all, Metzen himself approves of Cavill in the role!
But, getting back down to earth, this seems much more Witcher-related, with Season 2 of the show still being shot, as Covid slowed things down. The Instagram post is probably just a tease that they're still shooting the show (possibly the finale, as the script seems to be relevant) and we're just getting too excited. But why shouldn't we get excited? A Warcaft TV show is just too good of a fit, even an animated one, so any movement we can stir up there can only be positive!