The HCT World Championships are going on this weekend with the playoffs taking place tomorrow, on Sunday, January 21. Make sure to check out our sister site Hearthhead for interviews and more from the event!
Call of the Scarab Micro-Holiday (Jan 21-23rd) - Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:25:04 -0600 Running from January 21st through 23rd, Call of the Scarab celebrates the opening of the gates of Ahn'Qiraj. The Call of the Scarab micro-holiday is now live on EU realms.
The event will pit the Alliance and Horde against each other to earn the most credit by turning in Commendation Tokens: whoever wins can fly their faction flag in Silithus for a year. This is also a great source of experience for alts.
Our Mythic raid strategy guides for the first 5 bosses are now live, which cover the new Mythic abilities, phase strategies and group assignments in detail. These guides are authored by FatbossTV, long known for their video strategy guides.
If you're new to this series or want to re-visit past posts, you can check out the previous articles right here on wowhead.com
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As announced in December, Panser has stepped down to focus on content efforts outside of Twitch in 2018. Our new host is AnnieFuchsia, a full-time Twitch streamer who loves collecting achievements and mounts in WoW.
We have decided to change the time of the live show from Wednesdays at 3 Pacific / Midnight CEST to Thursdays at 2 Pacific / 11 CST at twitch.tv/wowhead.
With the launch of Patch 7.3.5, players began to notice that Old Raids had their health pools significantly increased from before the patch. After maintenance, the health pools of these raids has been reduced and WoD raids are actually lower than pre-patch.
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Uuna Secret Solved by Secret Finding Discord - Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:01:02 -0600 Over the past few days, the Secret Finding Discord has been working together since the start of Patch 7.3.5 to discover the storyline behind Uuna, a non-combat pet. Please check out Nightswifty's comment and Nightswifty's guide which compiles all the community's research as to how this can be solved. You can also check out the walkthrough in the #secret-progress channel of the Secret Finding Discord.
In order to complete this secret, you'll need to obtain Uuna first.
Fix for MoP and WoD Raid Scaling on the PTR - Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:09:25 -0600 Yesterday Blizzard made a post on an unintentional change to mob health pools which made Mists and Warlords bosses difficult to solo. Today on the 7.3.5 PTR, a build went out which addressed these issues. The fix is not yet live, but whenever this PTR update finds its way to live servers, the fix should be in.
As many players have noticed, changes to how creature health is determined in Patch 7.3.5 had a meaningful impact on some older raid content.
Analyzing the Legion Epilogue Cinematics - Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:40:31 -0600 Patch 7.3.5 introduced two Legion Epilogue Cinematics and in this post, we'll analyze them and how they fit into the narrative of the Anduin quests and Before the Storm. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Learn more about the patch in our 7.3.5 Survival Guide.
Spoilers in the post.
Alliance vs Horde Setting
The Alliance and Horde cinematics open in very different settings and moods.
Extended Maintenance Scheduled for Friday 1/19 for US Realms - Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:28:56 -0600 Blizzard has just pushed a notification to the Blizzard Battle.net App that there will be an extended maintenance tomorrow, 1/19, lasting eight hours, ranging from 7 AM PST to 3 PM PST on US realms. There will be a similar maintenance on Saturday, 1/20 for EU realms. Thanks to St0rmy95 for sharing!
We will be performing scheduled maintenance beginning on Friday, January 19th, 7:00 AM (PST) and we expect the service to be available again at approximately 3:00 PM (PST).
Transmog Changes for Low-Level Players in 7.3.5 - Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:43:06 -0600 With the level and gear rewards scaling in Patch 7.3.5, transmog has received level updates as well. You can now transmog higher-level appearances at lower levels, similar to the leveling scaling bands added in 7.3.5.
From a post on Reddit by Xaltiery:
Sorry if this has been posted already, just trying to get the word out. With this patch you can transmog your gear to 1-60 items for your class (tier items included).
Patch 7.3.5 Raid Scaling Issues - Fix Soon for MoP and WoD Raids - Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:53:56 -0600 With the release of Patch 7.3.5, players have been starting to notice that old raids from previous expansions are much harder to solo due to an increased Health Pool. With some values from pre-patch, we have compared some of the health pools from before and after the patch.
We compiled more Undocumented Patch Changes in a post.
We took a look at the health pools of certain bosses in Mythic Hellfire Citadel from the WoD expansion.
Uuna Pet Drop Rate Increased In Hotfix - Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:43:41 -0600 In Patch 7.3.5, there is a mysterious secret behind the non-combat pet Uuna and players are trying to work it out. However, the drop for Uuna Uuna's Doll is low and some players were having a hard time obtaining it. However, Muffinus has announced that the drop rate of the pet has been significantly increased.
Muffinus has announced on Twitter that significantly increases the drop rate of Uuna's Doll from The Many-Faced Devourer.
7.3.5 is released! I hope you guys are enjoying it. This week we have the release of The Nighthold, a World First kill, Hearthstone entering its Open Beta stage, some amazing 10-year Anniversary swag, and the launch of WoW's first expansion, Burning Crusade! Let's go ahead and dive in!
Patch 7.3.5 Community Tributes: Chinglish and Towelliee - Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:50:16 -0600 The Highmoutain Tauren Allied Race can play Monks in Battle for Azeroth. Several Monk trainers have been added in Thunder Totem, teaching the Tauren their ways, including some familiar faces.
One of the Monk Trainers, Cheng Lish, is a tribute to the streamer ChinglishTV, who loves pandas and WoW! His logo is a panda and he runs Team Pandamonium.
I may have teared up just a little bit @Methodgg does this mean I have to main swap to monk ?
Scaling Issues - Dungeon Heroic Mobs Have Less HP Than Normal Version - Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:19:50 -0600 Many players have been frustrated by the large increases to mob health in dungeons and raids in Patch 7.3.5, making it more difficult, or in some cases impossible, to solo legacy content. Hezkezl in a Reddit thread has discovered that mobs on Heroic difficulty have less HP than on Normal.
This could mean one of two things:
Blizzard has reversed the values of Normal and Heroic mob health by accident.
New S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera Filters Discovered - Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:36:11 -0600 The S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera has received some updates in Patch 7.3.5, including Light Camera Action as an easier method to acquire the camera. Blizzard also added five background filters based on famous locations in Azeroth. Can't wait for Crown of Courage to be added so players can really replicate Snapchat in game!
Wowhead users have been posting comments explaining how to get the filters:
Firelands Filter: This filter for the S.E.L.F.I.E.
Patch 7.3.5 Undocumented Changes - Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:17:57 -0600 Every patch, some details slip through the Official Patch Notes, so we've compiled a list of the most important undocumented changes. For 7.3.5, we shared our intial findings with Nightswifty to help him start the post on the the WoW subreddit. This post is a mix of our findings, Nightswifty's, and r/wow from the comments.
Thank you to everyone who has shared details about undocumented changes!
The Black Qiraji War Tank is a high resolution version of the Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal awarded only to holders of the title back in Classic WoW. We recently detailed The Ahn'Qiraj War Effort and the Scepter of the Shifting Sands questline that went into obtaining this mount.
Upgrade Your Account Security and Get a Backpack Upgrade - Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:59:25 -0600 Blizzard has posted a reminder about how to acquire four extra backpack slots in 7.3.5. You will need to add Blizzard SMS Protect to your account with either the physical or mobile version of the Blizzard Authenticator.
Don't forget you will also get a cute Core Hound Pup as well.
We take account security seriously, and we know you do, too.