<This is going to be a bit of a meta discussion, and not something focused on World of Warcraft, as a whole. Those of you who are active on the forums and among the other World of Warcraft communities will probably have more thoughts on this than those who visit the forums on rare occasion.>
Battle for Azeroth: New Formula for Calculating Ability Damage - Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:03:52 -0600 In alpha build 26010, we found that Melee & Hunter abilities which were previously based on weapon damage now instead use attack power as a direct coefficient. On live, attack power based abilities ignore weapon damage entirely, raising questions of whether weapons would scale poorly for everyone without greatly increased stats, weapon damage would no longer exist, or some other unknown change.
Ulduar Timewalking Guides Now Live - Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:09:35 -0600 With Ulduar Timewalking live for the week, the Wowhead team has put together several guides to help you master the instance!
Ulduar Strategy Guide: Ulduar has 14 encounters, 9 of which have special hardmodes enabled in different ways. This guide provides strategies for all Ulduar bosses, information on how to enable the hardmodes, and an explanation of each hardmode.
Ulduar Timewalking Loot and Transmogrification Guide:
Dungeon Experience Hotfixes - Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:27:14 -0600 Blizzard has changed experience gains through a hotfix earlier today. The experience awarded for queueing Normal dungeons has been increased, while the experience gains while grouping with a higher level player have been reduced.
From WoW’s earliest days, we’ve always had to take steps to limit experience gains for characters when grouped with someone of a drastically higher level. We recently became aware of a bug introduced in 7.3.5:
Blizzard on Hunter Pet Specialization Changes in Battle for Azeroth - Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:59:00 -0600 Blizzard has shared thoughts on Hunter Pet Specialization changes in Battle for Azeroth. On the Alpha, we datamined many changes including abilities related to each specialization, new specializations for certain pet families, and new utility abilities for families that were previously lacking them.
However, some confusion stemmed from using terminology that was previously associated with a DPS/health disparity among pets in previous expansions.
First Aid Potential Revamp or Removal in Battle for Azeroth - Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:21:15 -0600 First Aid may be undergoing a big revamp, or even removal, in Battle for Azeroth. While you can still train First Aid on the alpha, datamining suggests that First Aid is being removed and the bandages are added to the Tailoring profession.
Check out more datamined spell changes in the 26032 Class and Profession Updates Blog.
Many First Aid achievements are now categorized as Legacy instead of Professions.
Battle for Azeroth 26032 Class and Profession Changes - Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:26:42 -0600 Battle for Azeroth 26032 has many class changes, including new Demonology Warlock talents, as well as more Profession Squish details. Also it looks like Tailoring may be replacing First Aid.
BFA Talent Calculator Demonology Warlock Updates
Professional Draenor Master Obtain 700100 skill points in a "Draenor" category of a profession.
Updated Warlock Spell Effects - Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:00:51 -0600 Legion started a process of updating all class animations. It started all the way back in 7.0 with a few classes, mostly melee, receiving new Casting Animations. Afterwards, during patch 7.3, most casters received updated animations, but a couple were left off, one of those being Destruction Warlocks.
Updated for the new Drain Life and Incinerate animations on the new 2/13 alpha build!
We've also covered new talent visuals in a separate post!
Battle for Azeroth 26032 Updates - Mag'har Direwolf - Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:26:41 -0600 It's time for the first Battle for Azeroth alpha build of the week! Catch up on other recent updates with the 26010 build on Friday--this build was never playable, but had a number of class changes.
New Mounts including the Mag'har Direwolf.
New Keystone Affix Blight Damage and healing done increased when injured, and reduced when healthy.
New World PvP settings are in, which can only be turned off in Stormwind or Orgrimmar:
Xorothian Cultists Channeling Countdown Once Again - Mon, 12 Feb 2018 23:04:12 -0600 On the Broken Shore, the Xorothian Cultists are casting Fel Channeling once again. With a countdown that leads to a date in early March, what could they be counting to this time?
Thanks to EvilGamer on discord for pointing this out to us!
Last time the Xorothian Cultist were casting Fel Channeling, the cast ended on Tuesday, January 16, the release date of Patch 7.3.5.
Now, they are channeling again with a countdown of roughly 533 hours, which equates to 22 days, 5 hours.
Artifact Traits and Legion Legendary Effects Returning in Battle for Azeroth - Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:30:00 -0600 In Battle for Azeroth, we will lose our Artifacts (in a future event that we already datamined!) and our legendary items. However, through playing the Battle for Azeroth Alpha and datamining, we can see that a handful of effects once present on legendary items or artifact traits are now talents or baked into other abilities. In this article, we show the current state of these abilities transferring between expansions.
Note: This is all Alpha information and it is not final.
Unfortunately, we don't have any contacts within House Waycrest, so our efforts in Drustvar will have to start from the ground up. We have arranged for a gryphon to take you to Fallhaven - a farming village in eastern Drustvar.
As part of the Warcraft promotion, running from February 12 through 25th, players that purchase 6 months of game time get a free Shu-Zen, the Divine Sentinel mount. Players that purchase 90 days of game time get a Landro's Gift Box, which can contain TCG mounts, up to a maximum of five boxes.
In Nazmir you will find Kremit the frog next to Miggy the pig, as well as a guitar and rainbow. The Muppets, created by puppeteer Jim Henson, are some of the most recognizable figures in pop culture, featuring Kermit and Miss Piggy. Thanks to Effielzhao for sharing!
Battle for Azeroth Hunter Pet Revamp - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 22:13:53 -0600 Battle for Azeroth Alpha Friends and Family is underway and with it comes many class changes. This article will focus on the changes coming to Hunter pet specializations and base abilities. Currently, in Legion, regardless of their base specialization, any hunter pet can assume any specialization. That means a turtle can be a damage dealer and a moth can be a sturdy tank. However, Battle for Azeroth is changing that.
Note: This is all Alpha information and it is not final.