7.2 PTR - Build 23780 Marked As Release Candidate - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:55:58 -0500 For our second 7.2 PTR build of the week, we've datamined a handful of legendary and spell updates. More importantly, build 23780 is marked as a release candidate, which means the 7.2 PTR is pretty polished and could go live soon! Several days ago the background download for Patch 7.2 also appeared on the Battle.net launcher.
Looking at the Latest PTR additions, many March of the Tadpole micro-holiday items like Tadpole Gift were properly added to the data.
Druid Spell Animation Improvements in Patch 7.2 - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:33:09 -0500 Druids, Hunters, and Death Knights receive updated spell animations in Patch 7.2. In our video below we've previewed all of the new animations for Druids as well as compared them to their old effects.
The updated spells include: Fury of Elune, Lunar Strike, Solar Wrath, Starfall, Starsurge, Tranquility, and Efflorescence. Fury of Elune has the most visible change since the beam is now purple, not orange.
Un'Goro Madness Micro-Holiday Now Live (EU + US) - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:04:29 -0500 The dinosaurs in Un'goro Crater are getting restless! As part of the Un'goro Madness micro-holiday, battle level 110 elite dinosaurs for Dino Mojo. This event is now live on EU and US realms.
Sound familiar? Journey to Un'Goro is Hearthstone's latest expansion, and March 17th marks a kick-off stream introducing brand-new cards!
There are three Un'goro Elites up at any given time. In addition, all dinosaurs in Un'Goro scale up to max level!
Liveblog of the Legion Itemization Q&A with Matt Goss - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:52:43 -0500 Lead Game Designer Matt Goss is answering questions from the Warcraft community today on itemization! Wowhead liveblogged the highlights below, and the next Q&A will cover Patch 7.2 Content on March 23rd.
With Patch 7.2 available for background download, some players speculated that the Q&A would reveal a date for Patch 7.2, but this is still unknown.
To learn more about recent itemization updates, please read 7.2 PTR Legendary Item Changes and Artifact Weapons:
Blizzard The situation around Nighthold, tank balance, and magical damage has spawned a lot of discussion for us in recent weeks, ranging from immediate balance concerns to philosophical issues of how magic damage should be used.
Brush up on the key topics in Patch 7.2 with our previews for Tier 20 Armor Sets, Class Mounts, Broken Shore Content, Legendary Updates, and Artifact Updates. Tomb of Sargeras is not coming with 7.2's launch - it will be a while after, like Nighthold following Legion's launch.
Patch 7.2: Paragon Reputation Levels and Mount Rewards - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:27:15 -0500 Patch 7.2 adds a new reputation level beyond Exalted for Broken Isles reputations: Paragon. Players already Exalted with Broken Isles factions earn special satchels for every 10,000 reputation awarded beyond Exalted, which contain unique rewards such as mounts and toys.
How to Earn Paragon Reputation
Once you are Exalted with a particular reputation, a small bag will appear on your UI indicated that you are eligible to earn Paragon reputation rewards.
Patch 7.2 Preview: Return to the Broken Shore - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:03:32 -0500 Players return to the Broken Shore in Patch 7.2 with a vengeance, fighting the Legion with the help of the Armies of Legionfall. Blizzard explains all the different types of content coming in Patch 7.2 in their official preview.
Wowhead has been regularly previewing 7.2 PTR Broken Shore content, and you can learn even more details in our PTR articles:
World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume 2 covers the Doom of Draenor (Primordial Draenor, Children of Stone, Rise of the Horde) and the Horde vs Alliance (The First War, The Second War, and Beyond the Dark Portal). The book opens with the discovery of Draenor and closes with the shattering of Draenor and the destruction of the Dark Portal.