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Weekly Blizzard Roundup: Hearthstone Twitch Prime Rewards, Blaze Hero, Overwatch League Begins - Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:24:42 -0600
This week's Blizzard Round up includes two free Kobolds and Catacombs packs from Twitch Prime, the Blaze Hero in Heroes of the Storm and the start of the Overwatch League.

Hearthstone Twitch Prime Rewards

From January 10 to February 10, Twitch Prime members can get two free Kobolds and Catacombs packs. To get Twitch Prime, you must link your Amazon Prime to your Twitch account and you'll get your rewards! For more information, check out the related Hearthstone blog.

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WoW Economy Weekly Wrap-Up: 7.3.5 PTR Updates, Flash Markets, Profession Meta & Order Halls - Sat, 13 Jan 2018 10:33:03 -0600
WoW Economy Weekly Wrap-Up
Welcome to the twenty second edition of the WoW Economy Weekly Wrap-up!

If you're new to this series or want to re-visit past posts, you can check out the previous articles right here on wowhead.com

My name is Gumdrops and I’m the lead moderator for the /r/woweconomy subreddit and the accompanying Discord server. I am also the Support Manager & User Evangelist for TradeSkillMaster, the Auction House addon suite for World of Warcraft.

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7.3.5 PTR Build 25848 - Release Candidate - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:34:00 -0600
Today's 7.3.5 PTR build is a release candidate! This means development is winding down in this PTR cycle and we could see 7.3.5 on servers relatively soon. Previously we've speculated that 7.3.5 could be as soon as the 16th and some cultists on the Broken Shore have a very long cast time which completes on the 16th too.

There are no significant changes in this PTR build. Realms are still down as well.

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WoW Esports 2018 Announcement Stream - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:44:48 -0600
Blizzard is revealing their upcoming plans for the WoW Arena World Championship and the Mythic Dungeon Invitational! We'll be recapping any important announcements.

Currently on the 7.3.5, Mythic+ combat resurrections are now on a 10 minute charge timer. This follows an interview with Forbes about the MDI talking about the need for combat rez changes in future tournaments.

It’s a new year, and we’ve got another epic year of WoW esports lined up for 2018.

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Wowhead Weekly #144 - Artifact Retirement, Allied Races, Legendaries - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:59:01 -0600
Wowhead Weekly #144 recaps the latest week of news from the PTR, including retiring artifact weapons, legendary updates, and Void Elf datamined dialogue.

As announced in December, Panser has stepped down to focus on content efforts outside of Twitch in 2018. Our new host is AnnieFuchsia, a full-time Twitch streamer who loves collecting achievements and mounts in WoW.

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Legendary Changes in 7.3.5 - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:04:40 -0600
Among all the features currently available in the Patch 7.3.5 PTR, the most exciting one certainly is the new legendary acquisition method. Throughout Legion, Arcanomancer Vridiel has always helped us to improve our Legendaries, first to item level 940, then to 970 and finally to item level 1000 in patch 7.3.2. Now, coming up next patch, he will help us acquire new legendaries as well!

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Search Page Improvements - New Highlighted Content - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:31:42 -0600
Search is a core feature of Wowhead and we're excited to unveil some improvements today!

Searching for exact names of in-game content, like items, quests, and achievements, has always been straightforward on Wowhead. But what if...

You don't know the exact name of something, so you search for "Antorus Guide" instead of the name of a boss?

You want to look up a general WoW topic, like "flying" or "Void Elf"?

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The Mysterious Countdown of the Xorothian Cultists - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:23:40 -0600
Several days ago we posted a blog speculating on the release date for Patch 7.3.5. In the comments, gkmnadsz made an interesting observation about the Xorothian Cultist and possible release dates, which is being discussed on places like Reddit today.

Check the Xorothian Cultist on the broken shore to find out the release date of the new patch. they are counting down a time. They were doing it before 7.3.2. I followed the everyday. And the antorus came when the time was over.

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7.3.5 PTR Broadcast Text - Telogrus Rift, Void Elves, Forsaken Unrest, Dance Party (Spoilers) - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:37:24 -0600
We've datamined more 7.3.5 PTR Broadcast Text, related to upcoming content like Telogrus Rift, Cathedral of Light reacting to the Void Elves, Auction House Dance Party, and some Forsaken unrest.

Story Spoilers in the post.

Datamining broadcast text allows us to view all the NPC dialogue in the upcoming patch. In this post, we try to organize all the new lines of dialogue correctly to create a coherent narrative.

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This Week in WoW History: Patch 7.1.5, Grimtotem Spirit Guide, Early Beta Website - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:13:52 -0600
Hey everyone, and welcome to another bit of WoW History! Every week, we look down at important events that happened in WoW (or Blizzard!) for that week.

This week we have some controversial topics, such as a World First kill and a pseudo challenge for a hunter tame of old. Let's get started, then!

2017

January 10th, 2017

Patch 7.1.5 is released! The Nighthold is the first small patch of Legion, introducing or updating minor systems. Highlights include:

Mists of Pandaria Timewalking:

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WoW Esports Live Stream Friday (1/12) - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:54:59 -0600
Blizzard has just announced that there will be a live stream this Friday (1/12), at 11:00 am PST, on their Twitch Channel to unveil their plans for esports in 2018. The stream will have announcements for both the WoW Arena Championship and for the Mythic Dungeon Invitational tournaments during this year.

If you can't watch it or if you miss it, we will live blogging the stream on our main page, so make sure to check it out this Friday, at 11:00 am PST.

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Hunter Tames in Patch 7.3.5 - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:01:10 -0600
Several new Hunter Pet Tames are arriving in Patch 7.3.5, including the high-resolution Silithid Sentinel bug and new Panthara and Mana Ray tints. Here's a look at what to expect!

These pets were initially datamined in our 7.3.5 PTR data dump from December, and the folks at Petopia have gradually been discovering locations for all of the pets. Big thanks to their intrepid community!

New Colors and Models

Basilisks

The Crystal Spine Matriarch is located on Yojamba Isle.

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Updated Purified Titan Essence and Awoken Titan Essence Costs in 7.3.5 - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:20:11 -0600
Blizzard has updated the costs of Purified Titan Essence and Awoken Titan Essence on the 7.3.5 PTR, as well as the rate at which you acquire Wakening Essence:

Purified Titan Essence, which allows you to acquire a random legendary for your loot specialization, now costs 0 Wakening Essence, up from 175.

Awoken Titan Essence, which allows you to upgrade a legendary to 1000, now costs 0 Wakening Essence, up from 50.

Wakening Essence activities award six times as many in 7.3.5.

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7.3.5 PTR Build 25826 Updates - Racial Tweaks for Allied Races, Increased Minimum Requirements - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:56:26 -0600
The latest 7.3.5 PTR build is here, featuring tweaks to Void Elf and Nightborne racials, as well as a globalstrings warning that you will not get Heritage Armor if you boost an Allied Race. Learn more about the upcoming patch at the Patch 7.3.5 content hub.

This build added an updated cost for the Purified Titan Essence. It now costs 1000 Wakening Essence. More details found in our legendary post.

Warning:

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WoW Classic Spotlight: The Ahn'Qiraj War Effort - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:51:39 -0600
Hey everyone! We're back with another Classic Spotlight, where we take a deeper look at events that happened during WoW Vanilla to remember them and get hyped up for the upcoming WoW Classic servers! In this first post of a 2-part series, we're looking at the event that started it all and unlocked the secrets of the qiraji, the Ahn'Qiraj War Effort!

With the upcoming Call of the Scarab event and the recent newfound relevancy of Silithus, we have decided to look at two classic instances:

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Patch 7.3.2 Hotfixes for January 9 - Balance Druid / Assassination Rogue Tuning, Wakening Essence Collection - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 10:45:27 -0600
Today's hotfixes confirm the class tuning changes for Balance Druids and Assassination Rogues and allow all players to start collecting Wakening Essence in preparation for 7.3.5's Purified Titan Essence.

Don't forget that the cost (and drop rate) of Wakening Essence for Purified Titan Essence will increase in 7.3.5 to minimize the benefit of stockpiling Wakening Essences now.

January 9Classes

Druid

Balance

Wax and Wane (Artifact trait) damage bonus per stack reduced to 6% (was 25%).

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New Events in WoW for January 9: Legion Dungeon Event, Shado-Pan Showdown - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:18:56 -0600
New World of Warcraft Legion Events for the week of January 9 includes the Legion Dungeon Event, the Shado-Pan Showdown PvP Brawl, new Mythic+ Affixes and new World Bosses.

For the day-to-day updates on Emissary quests, Xurios, Mythic+ Affixes, Violet Hold Mythic and more, please visit the Today in Broken Isles section of Wowhead's front page.

Coming Soon

The final LFR wing unlocks next week.

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Mythic Antorus News: Exorsus Argus Kill Video, FatbossTV Mythic Antorus Guides - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:29:11 -0600
Over the last few days, Exorsus has released their Argus kill video and FatbossTV has now released their Mythic Antorus guides for the first four bosses.

Exorsus Argus Kill Video

Exorsus' kill videos have always been amazingly edited and Argus is no different. The video starts off with an amazing introduction that has a fly-through of many bosses and feels very cinematic. The kill video consists of multiple PoVs and is worth a watch!

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Wakening Essence Hotfixes and Legendary Token Updates for 7.3.5 - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:21:48 -0600
Blizzard has posted some updates on Wakening Essences including a hotfix that makes them drop for everyone, regardless of being on the quest A Titanic Effort or not.

More updates are also on the way for the PTR legendary token Purified Titan Essence. A future PTR build will increase the number of Wakening Essence needed to purchase one Purified Titan Essence. However, you'll earn Wakening Essence at a faster rate in 7.3.5.

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Patch 7.3.5 Artifact Weapon Instability (Spoilers) - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 10:33:41 -0600
We are retiring our artifact weapons at the end of Legion, and we've learned more about the story as to how our weapons become unstable. Spoiler warning.

At BlizzCon 2017, it was confirmed that we are retiring the artifact weapons for Battle for Azeroth. Earlier in the 7.3.5 PTR, we datamined a cinematic depicting our weapons soaking the corruption from the Dark Titan's Blade:

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When Are Patch 7.3.5 and Allied Race Release Dates? (Speculation) - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:47:10 -0600
There's been a lot of speculation surrounding Patch 7.3.5's release date, especially with datamined, but not testable, Allied Races. In this article, we'll analyze datamined evidence and speculate on when we think 7.3.5 and Allied Races will be playable.

We have dedicated content hubs for both Patch 7.3.5 and Allied Races if you'd like to learn more about these topics!

7.3.5 Release Date

When does Patch 7.3.5 release? We think January 16th is a likely date for the start of Patch 7.3.5.

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Synthesizing Legendaries in 7.3.5 Prep - BoA Tokens, Acquiring Wakening Essence - Sun, 07 Jan 2018 18:25:38 -0600
In the last PTR Build, we discovered that players will be able to buy Purified Titan Essence using Wakening Essences. We've now confirmed that you are able to receive a BoA Legendary Token from the Purified Titan Essence and confirmed a way for newer characters to get the A Titanic Effort quest, so players can start preparing for 7.3.5 by collecting Wakening Essences.

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Darkmoon Faire (January 7th - 13th 2018) - Sun, 07 Jan 2018 13:38:27 -0600
The Darkmoon Faire is back in town for one week. With the recent news that each Allied Race will require Exalted with a Legion faction, make sure to get Darkmoon Top Hat and WHEE!, which provide 10% experience and reputation buffs.

Void Elf: Exalted with Argussian Reach

Nightborne: Exalted with The Nightfallen

Lightforged: Exalted with Army of the Light

Highmountain Tauren: Exalted with Highmountain Tribe

You can check your reputation progress in Wowhead's Attunement Tracker.

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Rest In Peace Patrick "Vanion" Michalczak - Sun, 07 Jan 2018 11:37:25 -0600
It is with a heavy heart that we learned Patrick "Vanion" Michalczak, the founder of popular German fansite Vanion.eu, has passed away on January 2nd, 2018. Out of respect for the family, details are not being shared at the current time and they ask rumors not be spread.

Vanion immersed himself in all aspects of the German WoW community.

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