7.1.5 PTR: Brawler's Guild Overview - Sat, 19 Nov 2016 08:12:42 -0600 Brawler's Guild is returning in 7.1.5 with new exciting fights. Following our datamining preview of the new Brawler's items and achievements, here is a more in-depth preview of everything new in 7.1.5. Strategy guides on the bosses to follow!
From the 7.1.5 PTR Patch Notes:
Please note: Invites to the Brawler’s Guild have been reset in the 7.1.5 PTR. Please look for a Blood-Soaked Invitation when opening emissary bags or completing dungeons.
Class Design on the 7.1.5 PTR - Fri, 18 Nov 2016 21:25:39 -0600 When the 7.1.5 PTR went up earlier this week, we had spell changes from datamining but no specific class changes in the official patch notes. As such, there was some confusion as to the intended changes and class directions for specializations that seemed unfinished.
Today, Blizzard explained that the 7.1.5 PTR so far only shows roughly half of the mechanical changes, with more of them coming in the next build.
World First Mythic Helya and Trial of Valor Clear by Method - Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:31:04 -0600 Method has achieved World First Mythic Helya! Follow along on the progression race over at Method's Trial of Valor Mythic Progress blog. Next up: The Nighthold opens in mid-to-late January, featuring 10 new raid bosses.
While Trial of Valor was much smaller than Emerald Nightmare (3 bosses to 7), the race did last slightly longer! Here is their kill shot:
And here are some of the celebratory tweets:
Method has also been uploading videos of their Trial of Valor kills:
BlizzPro BlizzCon Interview: Hunter Class Mount Unlocks Ability to Tame "Beasts With Wings" - Thu, 17 Nov 2016 23:59:44 -0600 We thought we'd wrapped up BlizzCon coverage but there's one more bit of revealed information! Cernunnos on Petopia found an interview from BlizzPro revealing that when Hunters unlock their Class Mount in 7.2, they will also unlock the ability to tame “beasts with wings" such as gryphons. You can check out all of the gryphon and hippogryph models at Petopia--we'd love to see some of the Frayfeather models be pets!
7.1.5 Holiday Updates: Micro-Holidays and World Events - Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:44:30 -0600 Between the 7.1.5 PTR introducing new micro-holidays and WoW's 12th Anniversary, we thought it was a good time to summarize what we know about all the upcoming holiday changes coming in 2017 to WoW.
Micro-holidays are small holidays, not tied to any meta-achievement, that celebrate different parts of Azeroth's culture and history such as Call of the Scarab.
The traditional two-week holidays have also received a steady stream of new toys for the upcoming year.
Scott Johnson interviewed newly-retired Chris Metzen on his work at Blizzard and what's next. However, one of the most striking parts of the interview was Metzen opening up about work anxiety and bluntly talking about the fear of failure.