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Spectral Sight Is Spotting Some Vey Interesting Things!

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First off, spoilers for a big part of the coming 9.1 campaign, despite this actually happening on live servers, so don't read on if you don't want to know.

It seems one of the main plot arcs of 9.1 is being pretty solidly revealed by those pesky blind Demon Hunters on live servers! While the infiltration storyline has been hinted at since Shadowlands release and we've seen it start to play out in the first part of the 9.1 story already, its later stages in Revendreth and Sinfall has not been made clear on live servers just yet (and won't be for a while). However, several players have spotted the dreadlords within the Venthyr Covenant sanctum using Spectral Sight, which is a pretty strong hint at the future development of that particular story arc.

Starting with No-Water-9360 a few days ago, Demon Hunters have been finding more and more of the sneaky dreadlords hiding in Sinfall:

Tavian the Innkeeper- demon??
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Found in Sinfall using Spectral Sight
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So I noticed something off about an NPC in Sinfall. Then used spectral sight and I got this. I think I know what's going on here.
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While we know what happens in the story from the PTR (and you can check it all out here, including the ending cutsene), it's really cool that players are coming across this via an in-game ability, and finding the infiltration as true Demon Hunters. It really is one of those immersive, emergent gameplay things that WoW is really missing recently, even if it just a foreshadowing of what's tome come.

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I think after this, you'll see a rampaging horde of DHs running to Oribos to take a look at Jaina... just in case.

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      TIMEWALKING NEW: LEGION TIMEWALKING This event will run for two weeks the first time it runs within the game and then will resume a regular one week schedule for subsequent bonus events. Timewalking Dungeons: Black Rook Hold, Eye of Azshara, Darkheart Thicket, Vault of the Wardens, Neltharion's Lair, and Court of Stars. TIMEWALKING MAGE TOWER Now that Legion Timewalking has arrived, with it comes a wondrous way to return to the moments of heroism from the past: Azeroth's champions will be able to enter the Mage Tower again. The original seven different Challenges (grouped by your specialization’s role) will be available to try repeatedly, for the duration of Legion Timewalking. Each Challenge comprises a series of solo encounters that must be completely survived to earn rewards, and in Legion Timewalking, they will not require that you have an Artifact, or even that you originally played Legion. Success in a Mage Tower challenge will now award a Legion-themed armor set for your class. There’s also a new Achievement for the most well-rounded champions of the Kirin Tor. Players who complete all seven of the Challenges on different characters across their Battle.net account will be rewarded with a unique flying mount: the Soaring Spelltome. Additionally, Guardian druids who complete The Highlord's Return challenge will also receive a new fel variant of the "werebear" form. The weekly bonus events schedule has been adjusted and now Timewalking dungeon events will occur every three weeks (was alternating every third or fourth week). Defeating Timewalking raid bosses will now also provide credit towards the Timewalking weekly quests, "A Burning Path Through Time," "A Frozen Path Through Time," and "A Shattered Path Through Time." The list of available dungeons during Timewalking holidays has been adjusted: THE BURNING CRUSADE NEW The Blood Furnace The Botanica The Underbog REMOVED The Arcatraz The Black Morass The Slave Pens WRATH OF THE LICH KING NEW Azjol-Nerub The Forge of Souls Utgarde Keep REMOVED Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom Pit of Saron Utgarde Pinnacle CATACLYSM NEW Blackrock Caverns REMOVED Grim Batol MISTS OF PANDARIA NEW Scholomance REMOVED Siege of Niuzao Temple WARLORDS OF DRAENOR NEW Grimrail Depot REMOVED Iron Docks TIMEWORN KEYSTONES While Legion Timewalking is active, players can speak to Ta'hsup in Oribos to acquire a Timeworn Keystone, allowing access to max-level, Mythic+ difficulty for the 6 Legion dungeons. Legion Mythic+ dungeons accessed in this way have their own set of affixes, reward loot of the same item level as Shadowlands Mythic+ dungeons, and count toward weekly Great Vault reward options. Items acquired from Legion Mythic+ dungeons can be upgraded with Valor points, but will not appear in the Great Vault. New Infernal affix – Infernal Beacons can be found near some bosses. Activating a Beacon or engaging a nearby boss will trigger a Legion invasion. Available on Legion Timeworn Keystone level 10 or higher. MYTHIC+ AFFIXES Bolster now has a 20 second duration (was permanent). Necrotic Wound duration now lasts 6 seconds (was 9 seconds). Raging damage bonus is now 50% (was 75%). LEGACY RAIDS The following encounters have been adjusted to be less challenging: ANTORUS, THE BURNING THRONE Antoran High Command Eonar the Life-Binder Varimathras Coven of Shivarra Aggramar TOMB OF SARGERAS The Desolate Host Fallen Avatar Kil'Jaeden THE NIGHTHOLD Gul'dan TRIAL OF VALOR Helya All cooldowns of 2 minutes or longer now reset at the end of raid encounters or when starting a Mythic+ dungeon (was 3 minutes or longer cooldowns). This does not apply to Shaman's Reincarnation or Warlock's Ritual of Doom. Legacy loot rules are now in place for Battle for Azeroth raids and dungeons. These encounters will now drop a fixed quantity of class-agnostic loot, regardless of group size. The prompt to enter into the Timewalking Campaign random dungeon queue for all expansions will now occur after 5 minutes in the queue (was 15 minutes). ISLAND EXPEDITIONS AND WARFRONTS
      You are now able to set sail on a Normal, Heroic, or Mythic Island Expedition alone or with a party of up to three players. Speak with Captain Rez'okun in Dazar'alor (Horde) or Flynn Fairwind in Boralus (Alliance) to begin your solo seafaring voyage! Lowered the amount of players required to queue for Normal Battle for Stromgarde and Battle for Darkshore Warfronts to 5 (was 15). ITEMS AND REWARDS
      Players now only need to complete the achievement Breaching the Tomb on one character per account to begin the Legion class mount quests on the Broken Shore. Each character must still complete their class hall campaign, complete quests, and recruit their final order hall champion. Show off your complete transmog outfit to chat or online by easily sharing a link to it from the Dressing Room. Players will be able to mouse-over these items to see how they can be collected, if they’ve already collected the appearance, or if it’s an appearance that is accessible to the character viewing it. The transmogrification appearance of cosmetic items is now learned when the item is used. Heirloom Scouting Maps that instantly explore all areas and grant all viable flight paths to your alternate character are now available for all expansions (was only Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms). Increased the drop rate of Shards of Domination. Significantly increased the amount of Soul Cinders awarded from Layers 8 – 12, Maw Assaults, Tormentors of Torghast, and Command Table missions. Duchess Mynx in Korthia now sells versions of Korthian Armaments that create a piece of gear for specific slots. Acquirer Ta'gosh in the Oribos Hall of Curiosities now sells a Gateway Control Shard that lets you activate the nearest Demonic Gateway. Developers’ note: Demonic Gateways can sometimes be difficult to click in the middle of a raid encounter and under high pressure situations. To help alleviate the potential frustration of being unable to click the gateway in time, we created the Gateway Control Shard to use as another option to use the gateway outside of clicking with your mouse button or through macros. Au'Dara the Heirloom broker located in Oribos next to the Flight Master sells the following bind-on-account items: Eternal Heirloom Armor Casing and Eternal Heirloom Scabbard – A new rank of heirloom gear has been added and all heirloom gear is now usable in Shadowlands. Broker Mark of Distinction – Characters who reach 80 Renown can purchase this item and use it on an alternate character to instantly grant the alternate character up to Renown 40. Cannot be used above 40 Renown. Traveler's Anima Cache – Allows Anima to be taken to new covenants or sent to alternate characters. Valorous Equipment Chest – Contains 1 piece of item level 210 Mythic 0 gear. The chest can only be purchased with Valor by a character with a 1500 or higher Mythic+ Rating. Unchained Equipment Chest – Contains 1 piece of item level 220 unranked PvP gear. The chest can only be purchased with Conquest by a character with a 1600 or higher rating in any PvP bracket. Timebound Ruminations – Set an Adventures companion to level 30. Requires one companion to reach level 40. Cannot be used on companions level 30 and above. 6 new cosmetic boots are available in the Trial of Style world event. These new boots have a unique look for races that don't normally wear shoes and can be purchased with Trial of Style Tokens. KORTHIA AND THE MAW
      Unlock access to additional fast travel options from Ve’nari’s Refuge to Perdition Hold and Desmotaeron within the Maw. Completing quests from Archivist Roh-Suir will provide access to an Anima Diverter within Korthia where Anima can be directly deposited. ARCHIVISTS’ CODEX REPUTATION The Research Reports (item upgrades) and Treatise items (bonus drops in 9.0 content) are now available for purchase account wide if a character on their account has reached the appropriate reputation Tier. Players at Tier 6 can now purchase the item “Research Report: Relic Examination Techniques”, a new bind-on-account item they can send to an alt to increase the reputation granted by Relics and Relic Fragments by 50%. The quest “Relic Efficiency” offered at Tier 4 now also increases the average number of Relics that will show up as bonus drops from rares and treasures as well as how many relics show up on daily quests or in weekly reward chests. This is in addition to the current reward of a 20% chance to receive double the normal Relic Fragment drops from rares and treasures. Added two new quests, “Relic Clues” at Tier 3 which starts the bonus at an initial 10% chance at double Relic Fragments, and “Relic Hunter” at Tier 5 that will set the final chance for double relics at 40%. Both of these new quests will also increase the average number of relics you will see as bonus drops, on daily quests or in weekly reward chests. Korthia rares now have a chance to drop Relics on repeat kills (was a daily lockout for a chance at Relics). More Relic carrying enemies can be found in Korthia with the All-Seeing Crystal. Trained Gromit now locates more relic caches. KORTHIA RIFTS A new weekly quest, “Lost Research”, will be available to characters at Tier 4 with the Archivists’ Codex or on alts with a Tier 4 character on the account. This new quest will direct players into the Korthian Rift and reward a large amount of Archivists’ Codex reputation and Cataloged Research. Enemies in Korthian Rifts now drop stolen Relic Fragments and a chance at Relics. PET BATTLES
      Flawless and family-specific Battle-Training Stones now provide a flat 2,000 experience (was the amount required to gain one level). Fel-Touched Battle-Training Stones now provide a flat 10,000 experience (was the amount required to gain five levels). Ultimate Battle-Training Stones now cost 35 Polished Pet Charms (was 60). Battling wild pets with a team of comparable-level pets now provides double experience. Pets on your team are eligible for this bonus if no pet on your team is more than two levels higher than any pet in the wild team. The experience penalty for a pet dying has been reduced to 50% (was 100%). Pets still need to be active for at least one round to be eligible to earn experience from a battle. All pet experience earned in battles is increased by 50%. To compensate, the Pet Battle Bonus Event buff Sign of the Critter has been reduced to 100% (was 200%). The net effect of this is that pet experience gained during the Pet Battle Bonus Event will remain unchanged from current values. PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER
      Lower item-level PvP gear will now scale to a higher item-level in PvP situations than before. This should reduce the power level gap so that new characters can feel that they're able to compete in Battlegrounds and Arenas more readily. This change will not affect high item-level PvP gear. Additional PvP Ranks and Item Level Ranks have been added to provide a more granular upgrade path for players climbing up the ranks. New Rating Rated PvP Ranks Item Level iLvl in PvP   Rank 1 Unranked 220 233 1000 Rank 2 Combatant I 226 239 1200 Rank 3 Combatant II 229 242 1400 Rank 4 Challenger I 233 246 1600 Rank 5 Challenger II 236 249 1800 Rank 6 Rival I 239 252 1950 Rank 7 Rival II 242 255 2100 Rank 8 Duelist 246 259 2400 Rank 9 Elite 249 259  
      Unrated PvP Step Item Level iLvl in PvP Vendor 177 213 Step 1 184 216 Step 2 190 220 Step 3 (Renown 44) 197 223 Step 4 203 226 Step 5 (Renown 59) 210 229 Step 6 216 233 The Honor cost to upgrade Unrated gear reduced by around 25%, and the Conquest cost to upgrade Rated gear has been adjusted to spread across the new ranks. COVENANTS Fleshcraft (Necrolord Ability) now absorbs up to 30% of max Health while in PvP combat (was 40%). When a Battleground or Arena match begins, any Fleshcraft absorb value exceeding 30% of max Health is reduced to equal 30% of max Health. DRUID Adaptive Swarm's (Necrolord Ability) bonus to periodic healing effects reduced to 20% in PvP combat (was 25%). FERAL Strength of the Wild (PvP Talent) now increases Regrowth's initial heal critical chance on allies by 30% (was 100%). GUARDIAN Grove Protection (PvP Talent) radius significantly increased. RESTORATION Keeper of the Grove (PvP Talent) now protects the Druid from all harm while Tranquility is channeled (was prevents Tranquility from being interrupted). MAGE Triune Ward (Runecarving Power) now provides 35% barrier effectiveness in PvP combat (was 50%). MONK WINDWALKER Dance of Chi'ji (Talent) procs now cause your next Spinning Crane Kick to deal 150% damage in PvP combat (was 200%). PRIEST HOLY Heal healing increased by 35% in PvP combat (was 20%). Flash Heal healing increased by 30% in PvP combat (was 15%). Renew healing increased by 15% in PvP combat. SHAMAN Unleash Shield's (PvP Talent) Earth Shield effect now roots targets for 4 seconds (was 3 seconds) and the Lightning Shield effect now knocks back enemies 33% farther. WARLOCK AFFLICTION Death Bolt (PvP Talent) now deals 50% of remaining damage over time (was 40%) and can no longer critically strike. Additionally, the spell now reaches the target faster. Rapid Contagion (PvP Talent) duration is now 20 seconds (was 15 seconds). Dark Soul: Misery (Talent) can no longer be dispelled. DESTRUCTION Bonds of Fel (PvP Talent) has been slightly redesigned – No longer snares the target and no longer splits damage with pets and guardians. Dark Soul: Instability (Talent) can no longer be dispelled. WARRIOR Elysian Might's (Kyrian Runecarving Power) Critical Strike damage bonus reduced to 15% in PvP Combat (was 25%). PROFESSIONS
      Mining ore drop rates across all zones, including Elethium Ore, increased by 20%. Callous Hide and Heavy Callous Hide drop rate increased by 20%. Jewelcrafting Essence drop rate increased by 10%. Lightless Silk drop rate has been increased by 20%. QUESTS
      Alternate characters on an account can now choose to skip the introductory Shadowlands questline that takes place in the Maw by speaking to High Inquisitor Whitemane or Nazgrim after accepting the quest “Shadowlands: A Chilling Summons”. Please note that to enable the skip, you will need to have logged into a level 60 character who has completed the Maw introduction. For those who have already begun the introductory Shadowlands questline, Jaina Proudmoore in the Forlorn Respite cave will offer to skip the rest of the introduction after the quest "A Flight From Darkness" is completed and before leaving the cave. RUNECARVING
      The Runecarver will now offer to destroy an existing legendary item and return all of the Soul Ash or Soul Cinders that were spent to create the item. The drop rates of Runecarving recipes found in dungeons have been increased to 100% on all difficulties. THREADS OF FATE
      Tal-Inara now offers a Torghast, Tower of the Damned daily quest for experience and Soul Ash. Tal-Inara now offers a PvP Battlegrounds daily quest for experience and gear. Threads of Fate Bonus Objectives are now significantly shorter and award Renown. Threads of Fate Zone Objectives now reward higher item level gear and anima. TORGHAST, TOWER OF THE DAMNED
      Repeatedly completing Wings now awards the full amount of Soul Ash (up from 20% after the first clear). Repeatedly completing Wings now awards the full amount of Soul Cinders (up from none after the first clear). USER INTERFACE AND ACCESSIBILITY
      Updated the requirements to participate in the newcomer guide system, players can now opt-in after completing 3000 quests and reaching max-level. Improved gamepad compatibility, including support for touchpad and gyro. Mythic+ and PvP Ratings can now be shared through a chat link with Shift-Click. Item Upgrade UI has been reworked. GROUP FINDER IMPROVEMENTS Accounts now require an attached Battle.net Authenticator to post custom text when listing a group for Dungeons, Raids, or Rated PvP activities. All players may still search for and join others’ groups. Developers’ note: A Group Finder that’s full of advertisements bothers us as much as it does you, but a challenge we’ve faced in trying to eliminate those ads is that they are often posted by compromised accounts or other throwaway accounts, such that penalties incurred by in-game reporting have not proven to be an effective deterrent. And regardless, relying on reports still means that some number of players have their experience disrupted by the spam before it gets reported. The Battle.net Authenticator is available for mobile devices and is a simple and convenient way to secure your World of Warcraft account, but if you prefer not to use it for whatever reason, you will still be able to post groups that will have descriptions auto-populated (e.g. based on raid name and difficulty selected in UI dropdowns, or derived from the Mythic Keystone currently in your bags). Our goal is to clean up the Group Finder while trying to minimize the inconvenience to ordinary players. Search now allows a numeric range (i.e. search “5-9” finds M+ key levels from 5 to 9). Autofill group finder information based on the creator’s keystone. The information can still be manually entered. Group creators can now set a minimum Mythic+ or PvP rating requirement for applicants. Group creators can now select a playstyle to set expectations for their group. PvP Rating will now display when browsing for Rated PvP entries and in the applicant window. Group creators are now able to browse listings. PvP categories now use the player’s PvP Item Level instead of their regular Item Level. IMPROVED CHAT REPORTING FEEDBACK Added confirmations for players who report misbehavior in chat, as well as for those who are likely to be reported. When you report a player for verbal harassment or other disruptive chat in-game, we will notify you when action is taken against the player. When we notice that your behavior has moderately changed for the worse, we will send you a warning message so that you can modify your behavior before receiving a penalty. In cases where acutely inappropriate behavior is observed, the system may skip warning the player and take action immediately. /ignore now blocks all characters on the ignored player’s WoW account. Text-to-Speech settings saved on server and added an option to also save the settings account-wide. Option to add voice transcription output to any chat frame and change the font color. The size of the cursor can now be increased in the Accessibility menu. Summon Random Favorite Mounts will now summon a random mount if no mounts are favorited. Added a flying mount filter in the Mount Collection. New Transmogrifier cursor icon. New default backpack bag icon. New character customization options will be marked by a “NEW” tag in character creation and the Barbershop. The Adventure Guide loot pane now separates normal loot from bonus loot to indicate that they don’t compete with each other as drops. The “PvP talent is available” helptip will now only appear in War Mode and PvP instances. Enemy and boss dialogue options have been added to Text to Speech settings. A helptip has been added to highlight the Reagent Bank. You can now access the Recruit A Friend pane by typing /raf A shorter alternative command has been added for Ready Check: /rc A shorter alternative command has been added for Countdown: /cd [seconds] Several emotes have been adjusted: Drool, cough, burp, fart, whistle, spit, and moon no longer change when used while targeting a player. Pounce and groan have been adjusted when used while targeting a player. 4 new emotes have been added – Huzzah, magnificent, impressed, and wince. Kick, stink, shake, and moan have been removed. Developers' note: Some of these emotes seem to have harmless intentions at a glance, but when used while targeting another player, their intentions can turn unexpectedly suggestive or intrusive. We've made adjustments to these emotes with negative connotations towards another player, while also adding a few new ones. WOW COMPANION APP
      Warlords of Draenor missions are now accessible for players who have unlocked the Warlords of Draenor Garrison and Command Table in game. Players can send followers on Command Table missions, view follower information, and equip follower items from the app.  
       
       
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    • By Staff
      Here's the official preview of the Timewalking Mage Tower coming in Patch 9.1.5!
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      When first introduced in Legion, the Mage Tower challenged players to conquer unique solo class-specific encounters. Legion Timewalking brings back the excitement with all-new rewards to obtain, and a chance to prove your tenacity. Are you a master of your class? It's time to put your knowledge and skill to the test once more!
      Gaining Access to the Mage Tower
      While the Legion Timewalking event is active, you may travel to the Broken Isles and reach the Broken Shore from Dalaran. There, at Deliverance Point, you'll be able to enter the tower and engage in a challenge meant to test your skills. There are seven encounters available, and your specialization will determine which challenge you'll face. The challenges are:
      An Impossible Foe An Impossible Foe: Defeat Agatha, the Imp Mother in her lair. This challenge is available to Elemental Shaman, Feral Druids, Fire Mages, Fury Warriors, Outlaw Rogues, and Unholy Death Knights.
      Closing the Eye Closing the Eye: Defeat Archmage Xylem at the Eye of Eternity. This challenge is available to Arms Warriors, Frost Death Knights, Havoc Demon Hunters, Subtlety Rogues, and Survival Hunters.
      End of the Risen Threat End of the Risen Threat: Defeat Lord Erdris Thorn in BlackRook Hold. This challenge is available to Holy Paladins, Holy Priests, Mistweaver Monks, Restoration Druids, and Restoration Shaman.
      Feltotem's Fall Feltotem's Fall: Defeat Tugar Bloodtotem in Highmountain. This challenge is available to Beast Mastery Hunters, Destruction Warlocks, Discipline Priests, and Windwalker Monks.
      The God Queen's Fury The God-Queen's Fury: Defeat Sygrin in the Halls of Valor. This challenge is available to Arcane Mages, Assassination Rogues, Demonology Warlocks, Enhancement Shaman, and Retribution Paladins.
      The Highlord's Return The Highlord's Return: Defeat Highlord Kruul in the Twisting Nether. This challenge is available to Blood Death Knights, Brewmaster Monks, Guardian Druids, Protection Paladins, Protection Warriors, and Vengeance Demon Hunters.
      Thwarting the Twins Thwarting the Twins: Defeat the twins Raest and Karam Magespear in the Twisting Nether. This challenge is available to Affliction Warlocks, Balance Druids, Frost Mages, Marksmanship Hunters, and Shadow Priests.
      Keep mind that you will not be able to benefit from Legendary items or any other expansion-specific benefits like Covenant abilities when taking on these challenges, so plan accordingly!
      Mage Tower Rewards
      Upon defeating one of the seven challenges with any class, you'll earn a Legion-themed transmogrification set to celebrate your accomplishment, as well as the achievement "A Towering Success".
      Guardian Druids can earn an additional reward: the Druid Fel Werebear Form, inspired by the original Mage Tower reward.
        Completing all seven challenges will earn you the "A Tour of Towers" achievement, as well as the wondrous Soaring Spelltome mount. Knowledge is power, after all, and the Mage Tower does its fair share of knowledge testing. Master it and display this towering accomplishment.
        Ready to take on the trials of the past? The Mage Tower remains available for as long as the Legion Timewalking event is active. Theres no time to waste, hero. Adventure calls . . . .
    • By Stan
      Dunegorger Kraulok is up this week and has a slight chance to drop Slightly Damp Pile of Fur, so don't forget to head to Vol'dun and defeat the world boss for a chance at Mollie, the adorable Alpaca mount.
      Slightly Damp Pile of Fur is one of the Alpaca mounts added in Visions of N'Zoth. It has a small chance to drop from Dunegorger Kraulok in Vol'dun. Battle for Azeroth world bosses are on a fixed rotation, so you won't be able to kill Kraulok for a few weeks. You can try to kill the world boss on your alts too for an increased chance at Mollie.
      "The kind nature of alpacas makes them perfect as companions for the intrepid adventurer."

      Mollie the Alpaca mount in WoW.
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