Battle.net and Facebook Friends Integration - Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:37:06 -0600 Players in the Battle.net beta can try out a new feature - Facebook friends Integration. This allows you to link your account to find Facebook friends that play Blizzard games.
Blizzard previously set up Facebook Streaming via Battle.net, Facebook Login, and the Heroes of the Dorm finals will be held on Facebook this year.
Raid testing is also up for the week of February 10th!
On Friday, February 10, we will be conducting a preliminary raid test of two Tomb of Sargeras Heroic bosses. This is as much a stress test and server-stability test as anything else, and these bosses will be revisited later on.
Acquiring Maximillian of Northshire as a Champion in Patch 7.2 - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:06:13 -0600 While demonic invasions and the Tomb of Sargeras open for testing in this Patch 7.2 PTR build, there are some more lighthearted bits of content such as recruiting Maximillian of Northshire as a Paladin follower! Originally slaying "dragons" aka dinosaurs in Un'Goro, Maximillian of Northshire has moved onto slaying "demons" aka murlocs in the Broken Isles.
Mischief Raises More than 2.5 Million for Make-A-Wish - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:03:53 -0600 Blizzard has announced the charity numbers for Mischief in December 2016: over 2.5 million for Make-A-Wish. This Mischief Plush is still out of stock, but you can purchase the in-game Battle Pet here.
Perksnpeeves from WarcraftPets has tallied charity costs for the other pets and it looks like Mischief has made a record amount for charity. The next highest amount was Cinder Kitten which raised $2.3 million for the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief.
Patch 7.2 Sentinax Beacons and Nethershards - Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:38:20 -0600 This week's 7.2 PTR build introduces the Sentinax, a ship which spawns demons and other challenging creatures that drop Nethershards and crafting items.
Check out our other coverage from the newest PTR build:
23530 Data Updates - Spells, Artifact Traits, Reputation Tokens
PTR Development Notes - Tomb of Sargeras Raid Testing
Killing mobs under the Sentinax ship rewards Broken Sentinax Beacon, which starts the quest The Shadow of the Sentinax.
Love is in the Air 2017 Holiday Updates and Guide - Tue, 07 Feb 2017 04:57:15 -0600 Love is in the Air runs from February 7th through February 21st and is now live on US and EU realms. Learn about all the Love Tokens, holiday attire, and special mounts and toys in our updated holiday guide!
Love is in the Air received a number of updates in 2017:
You no longer have to be maximum level (110) to queue up for the Crown Chemical Co. The minimum level to queue up for Shadowfang Keep via the Dungeon Finder is level 16, so have fun farming the Big Love Rocket.