Feast of Winter Veil 2017 Holiday Updates and Guide - Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:35:57 -0600 Feast of Winter Veil starts on the 16th so get prepared to drink some Winter Veil Egg Nog, sit by your Cozy Fire, and open your Stolen Present--wait, what? Is that a new type of present we've found in the database?
Running from December 16th through January 2nd, Winter Veil updates for 2017 include:
Hearthstation/Hearthstation is a new toy which sets out an "improved" Hearthstone table to play!
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Mythic+ Combat Resurrection Change on the 7.3.5 PTR - Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:39:34 -0600 In an interview with Forbes two months ago, Morgan Day announced they were looking at how combat resurrections function in Mythic+ Dungeons. Now on the 7.3.5 PTR, combat resurrections are a shared resource in Mythic+ Dungeons.
Naesam first noticed the changes on the PTR and we decided to investigate the changes as well.
Here is what we found out:
Combat resurrections are now a shared resource across the entire party.
Allied Race Character Creation Screen Requirements - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:14:08 -0600 While Allied Races cannot be created on the 7.3.5 PTR, there's been a ton of datamining pointing to this feature being far along in development--character customization, voice over lines for flirts and emotes, heritage armor, and dialogue for the scenarios.
We dug a bit more into the Interface/GlueXML/CharacterCreate.lua file to see if code was present for creating an Allied Race on the character screen, and if so, what was the logic used to determine who was eligible to make an Allied Race.
Highmountain Tauren Allied Race Tattoo Customization Options - Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:32:26 -0600 The Highmountain Tauren, an Allied Race in Battle for Azeroth, received tattoo customization options in 7.3.5 PTR Build 25678. Both Male and Female Highmountain Tauren now have a variety of tattoo styles and colors!
All of these tattoo options are now available in Wowhead's Dressing Room, along with the other Allied Race Customization Options.
Vills, an event host form the Achievements Discord tested the new version of Ulduar, called Ulduar (Normal) and noticed the following changes. Keep in mind, all changes on the PTR are not final and are subject to change and Vills posted a copy of his findings on the official forums.
Method Achieves World First Mythic Argus - Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:23:15 -0600 Method has defeated Argus the Unmaker on Mythic Difficulty after almost a week of progress on him. The kill happened at the start of the second week of Mythic Antorus. Killing Argus the Unmaker on Mythic difficulty rewards the achievement Mythic: Argus the Unmaker and the title ! Congratulations to them!
7.3.5 PTR - New Faction Specific Silithus Questline - Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:48:08 -0600 A new questline is available on the 7.3.5 PTR which has some differences for Alliance and Horde characters. This questline takes you to Silithus and continues the current story and how it leads into the next expansion, Battle for Azeroth.
There are two different quest chains involving major Lore NPCs. Some of the quests overlap between factions, but there are some faction-specific quests which ask to harm the operations of the opposing faction.
Mythic Antorus Race - End of Week 1: Aggramar Kill Videos - Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:54:00 -0600 Mythic Antorus has now been out for almost a full week and it's looking more likely that Argus may survive the reset. In addition, since more guilds have now killed Aggramar, we now have kill videos for the fight.
For previous Antorus Race articles, check out our recaps: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3. We also got a First Look at Mythic Argus yesterday.
Thanks to Raider.io, the World Firsts for each Mythic encounter are tracked on each strategy guide.
Vicious War Fox Available in Patch 7.3.5 - Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:13:07 -0600 We datamined the Vicious War Fox during the 7.3 PTR but it was not added to live servers with the 7.3 Patch. The Vicious War Fox is available on the vendors on the Patch 7.3.5 PTR, which means that you'll be able to get this mount soon!
There are two mounts, one for each faction: Vicious War Fox (Alliance) and Vicious War Fox (Horde). These are available on the standard Vicious Saddle vendors, Necrolord Sipe in Stormwind or Deathguard Netharian in Orgrimmar, on the 7.3.5 PTR.
First Look at Mythic Argus' Secret Phase - Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:30:47 -0600 Chinese guild Ji Tian Hong managed to reach Mythic Argus overnight and viewers got to take a first look at the previously unknown fight. There's a new mechanic in the first two phases, with a newly shaded third phase.
Streamer JTHMrZhou streamed their Mythic Argus progression overnight. They finally reached the third phase before going to sleep.
Phase 3 Transition
Mythic Argus has a somewhat new transition on at the end of Phase 2 on Mythic Difficulty. From the Dungeon Journal:
Wowhead's Artist's Corner and Giveaway - Nevirra aka Megward - Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:06:55 -0600 Welcome to a new article series that we at Wowhead are trying out! Here at Wowhead we love art - drawing, painting, sculpting, woodworking, metalworking, jewelry making, papercrafting, badge making, everything under the sun.
In an effort to share what our wonderful community does, we are trying out what we like to call the "Wowhead's Artist's Corner"! About once a month, we will feature an artist and their craft.
The latest Hearthstone expansion, Kobolds and Catacombs, released this week. This expansion includes some Legendary Weapons like Twig of the World Tree, Rhok'delar, Longbow of the Ancient Keepers and Aluneth. Make sure to check out all the Warcraft References in Kobolds and Catacombs.