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Speculation on the Expansion Launch Date for Battle for Azeroth - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:49:51 -0600
Battle for Azeroth was just revealed and people are curious when it will launch. When the expansion-related novel Before the Storm was delayed, we wondered if it was tied to the expansion. Here's a look at the content schedule throughout Legion and our educated guesses on a timeline for Battle for Azeroth.

Note: this is just speculation, nothing is official. We're putting on our tinfoil hats!

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Eonar Antorus Raid Boss Preview with FatbossTV - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:37:36 -0600
Antorus the Burning Throne, Legion's 5th raid, opens on November 28th. In preparation for the upcoming raid, FatbossTV created early previews of all the bosses. Closer to the launch of Antorus, Fatboss will be creating in-depth video guides, as well as written raid strategy guides published on Wowhead.

Today's boss preview is Essence of Eonar.

During the Essence of Eonar encounter, players will have to protect Eonar's soul from waves of the Legion pouring in from all directions.

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Tespa Great Collegiate Dungeon Race 2017 Recap - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:59:35 -0600
Tespa Great Collegiate Dungeon Race 2017

The finals for the second Tespa Great Collegiate Dungeon Race were held over the weekend, pitting the top university teams against each other for a share in $20,000 of scholarship money. Check out our recap for an overview of the final two days of the broadcast.

Format

All matches were a Best of Three series, except for the Grand Final which was a Best of Five series.

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Armor and Tier Visual Design Philosophy in Battle for Azeroth - Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:04:08 -0600
During the November 16th Q&A, Ion Hazzikostas clarified how raid sets will look in Battle for Azeroth, and then discussed the changing philosophy behind the art of tier sets in general.

A few days ago, we learned that tier set bonuses for each class were not continuing in Battle for Azeroth. This led players to wonder if class-specific tier art would continue as well.

At the Q&A, we learned there will not be raid sets themed after each class, as we've come to expect each tier.

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Wowhead's Month of Gratitude Giveaway (Part 2) - Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:17:00 -0600
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Liveblog of the November 16 Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas - Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:37:14 -0600
Game Director Ion Hazzikostas is back with another developer Q&A and answering questions about the Antorus raid, Patch 7.3.5, the announced features at BlizzCon 2017 and more! We'll be liveblogging all the answers from the Q&A and highlighting any important questions and answers from the stream.

The Q&A is now over and the VoD can be seen below.

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WoW's 13th Anniversary - Green Dragons, Lord Kazzak, and Azuregos Boss Loot Tables - Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:43:09 -0600
WoW's 13th Anniversary has a quest The Originals, to defeat Blasted Lands Lord Kazzak, Azuregos, and the four Green Dragons for 0 Timewarped Badge and a chance at ilvl 900 loot which can titanforge to 915.

There's new Timewarped Badge loot for sale, which we've covered as well in a separate post.

This event runs through November 30th! It is finally live on both NA and EU realms as of 10 pacific, November 16th.

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Wowhead Weekly #138 - Post-BlizzCon News - Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:02:55 -0600
Wowhead Weekly #138 covered all the post BlizzCon 2017 announcements!

Wowhead Weekly is a World of Warcraft podcast with Wowhead Site Manager Perculia and Video Manager TradeChat where all the recent Blizzard news and Wowhead developments are discussed. You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see every episode. We also livestream each episode Wednesday afternoons, starting at 3pm EST, on twitch.tv/wowhead.

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WoW's 13th Anniversary - New Timewarped Badge Loot - Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:16:28 -0600
In addition to old world bosses for WoW's 13th Anniversary, there are new Timewarped Badge items for sale!

Make sure to check out our World Boss Article to learn about even more cool loot you can acquire like ilvl 900 Typhoon.

Holiday Loot

Historian Llore and Historian Ju'pa have special new items for sale:

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This week in WoW History: Cataclysm Timewalking, Elemental Invasion, Zul'Aman, End of WoW Beta - Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:09:53 -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 a lot of varied topics! A world first, a new raid, and even some WoW Beta! Let's dig in deep!

2016

November 18th, 2016

The World First for Mythic Helya was claimed! This time it was Method who claimed the first on the ruler of Helheim.

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Obtainable Artifact Appearances in Battle for Azeroth - Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:59:56 -0600
WarcraftDevs has clarified on Twitter what artifact appearances are obtainable in Battle for Azeroth. As expected, all of them are except for the Mage Tower and Mythic +15:

A new piece of information revealed was that the color variants for the Mage Tower can be acquired after Legion. So you can run your rated battlegrounds, get the heroic Kil'jaeden kill, and clear all Legion dungeons at your own pace:

Edit, there's another update!

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Converted Podcast Interview with BlizzCon 2017 Cosplay Winner KazulGFox - Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:26:05 -0600
BlizzCon 2017 Cosplay Winner KazulGFox and FrosteeFox were interviewed by the Converted Podcast and discussed the process of creating Hogger:

Here are some of the interesting details:

The Cosplay winner gets $3500 or $2500 and an in-game tribute. KazulGFox is going for the tribute option and is hoping there is a costume toy to turn you into Hogger!

People found Hogger's stage walk hilarious and in character, but it was an accident.

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New Antorus Story Quest and In-Game Cinematic Available - Visions of Fear - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 22:56:38 -0600
A short quest series building up to the opening of the Antorus raid is now available along with a brief in-game cinematic: The Speaker Listens and Visions of Fear.

In this quest series which starts at the Vindicaar, you'll meet Magni at the Krokul Hovel and experience another vision from within Antorus. Learn more about this raid in our Antorus Raid Overview.

Cinematic dialogue under spoiler tag:

Sargeras: The hour of rebirth draws near. Are the souls prepared?
Aggramar:

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Class Balance Discussion for Classic WoW Servers - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:15:33 -0600
Blizzard Community Managers Ythisens and Ornyx joined in a lively discussion on class/spec balance for upcoming Classic WoW servers. Some players are in favor of keeping an accurate classic experience, while other players would prefer some class balance to offset the "hybrid tax" and improve unplayable specs.

By weighing in on the discussion, Ythisens and Ornyx revealed just how early Classic WoW development is--questions such as class balance are still up in the air.

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Battle for Azeroth Not Currently Planned to Have Traditional Tier Sets - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:06:36 -0600
Gameinformer interviewed Ion Hazzikostas at Blizzcon 2017 and published an article noting that Tier Sets are not currently planned to continue into Battle for Azeroth.

In an article posted today, Gameinformer notes that Ion Hazzikostas mentioned that traditional tier sets are not currently planned to be in Battle for Azeroth. In place, gear will be more heavily themed from the place where it drops.

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Patch 7.3.2 Hotfixes for November 14 - World PvP Changes - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:57:10 -0600
The hotfixes for November 14th include the World PvP Changes announced yesterday and allows some toys in dungeons.

Blizzard

November 14Items

Players can now use the following toys in dungeons: Sandbox Tiger, Darkmoon Seesaw, Love Boat, and Fishing Chair.
Player vs Player

All non-tank specs now receive 40% less damage from players in World PvP.

Draught of Souls's Fel-Crazed Rage damage reduced by 70% against players.

Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish damage reduced by 60% against players.

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New Events in WoW for November 14: Artifact Knowledge 52, Battleground Bonus Event, Deep Six Brawl - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:00:16 -0600
New World of Warcraft Legion Events for the week of November 14 includes another increase in Artifact Knowledge, Battleground Bonus Event, Deep Six 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.

Artifact Knowledge 52

Artifact Knowledge has gone up once again and players will receive more AP per drop.

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Interview with ABC's Alec at the 2017 Arena World Championship - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:10:49 -0600
After the conclusion of the 2017 Arena World Championship, Dderserei had the opportunity to interview Alec, the captain of the winning team ABC. Alec is a veteran of the World of Warcraft PvP scene and is one of the most notable Mages in the world.

Check out the 2017 Arena World Championship Recap to learn about key matches at BlizzCon!

Q: Firstly congatulations on your win and continuing the EU tradition of winning BlizzCon, it must feel pretty amazing!

A:

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Upcoming Changes to World PvP in This Week's Maintenance - Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:11:49 -0600
Starting tomorrow on US realms and Wednesday on EU realms, some new World PvP Hotfixes will be applied to reduced the damage in World PvP situations including the burst damage from legendaries and trinkets.

With this week's maintenance, we'll be applying some hotfixes intended to slow down damage in world PvP:

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BlizzCon 2017 - Method's Interview with Steve Burke and Chris Robinson - Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:33:10 -0600
Method was able to interview Senior Game Designer Steve Burke and Senior Art Director Chris Robinson at BlizzCon 2017.

For more BlizzCon 2017 interviews, check out our BlizzCon 2017 Interview Roundup.

Summary

Here is a brief summary of each question, but you should watch the video for the full context.

Q: Does the team track popular weapon appearances and use that to plan future art elements?

Chris: Track is a difficult word.

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Live Developer Q&A On November 16th - Antorus and Patch 7.3.5 - Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:31:29 -0600
BlizzCon 2017 raised lots of questions, and you'll get to ask some of them at an upcoming Developer Q&A this Thursday, November 16th. The Q&A will cover Antorus, Patch 7.3.5, and more Legion topics.

Blizzard

Join us live on Twitch.tv/Warcraft Thursday, November 16, as we sit down with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas for our next live developer Q&A.

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Wrath of the Lich King and Warlords of Draenor Launch Anniversaries - Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:25:40 -0600
Today marks the anniversary of two WoW expansions: Wrath of the Lich King and Warlords of Draenor. Wrath turns nine and Warlords turns three! We thought it would be fun to compare both expansions and what features were available at launch.

Don't forget Northrend Timewalking Dungeon Event is still going on for a day so you can relive some Wrath nostalgia.

Wrath of the Lich King launched on November 13th, 2008.

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Portal Keeper Hasabel Raid Preview with FatbossTV - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 22:23:16 -0600
Antorus the Burning Throne, Legion's 5th raid, opens on November 28th. In preparation for the upcoming raid, FatbossTV created early previews of all the bosses. Closer to the launch of Antorus, Fatboss will be creating in-depth video guides, as well as written raid strategy guides published on Wowhead.

During the Portal Keeper Hasabel encounter, players will have to deal with a large number of summoned monsters from other worlds before taking down Portal Keeper Hasabel herself.

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Updated Before the Storm Release Date and Product Description - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:58:17 -0600
The Christie Golden novel Before the Storm has received a new release date and product description, revealing more details about the novel.

Earlier today, MarshMeileo received an email that Before the Storm was delayed to June 12 from May 15, 2018. We confirmed the product page updated the release date as well.

We took a look at the product page and noticed the description had updated recently as well.

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