7.1.5 PTR: Build 23109 Spell and Legendary Changes - Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:03:57 -0600 The 7.1.5 PTR has fully updated to Build 23109; many spell changes included below were discovered last Tuesday but today's update should also cover new spells, achievements, and items.
This has been a busy day for news, make sure to also check out the November 29th hotfixes, Legion Season 2 Release Date, and all the new Broken Isles content for the week of November 29th.
Two mage spells received visual updates: Prismatic Barrier and Blazing Barrier:
November 29th Hotfixes and Like the Wind Improvements - Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:54:16 -0600 November 29th hotfixes include tweaks to the Shade of Xavius encounter as well as assorted bugfixes to Insanity generation, Edraith, Bonds of Aglaya, and Pure of Heart. Blizzard also tweeted out that changes have been made to Like the Wind.
Lifebloom should no longer lose its final instant heal effect after having its duration extended by Swiftmend while using the legendary wrist item Edraith, Bonds of Aglaya.
Legion PvP Season 2 Begins on December 13; PvP Season Not Tied to 7.1.5 Release - Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:18:20 -0600 Blizzard has announced that Legion PvP Season 2 will begin on December 13th! Usually PvP seasons are tied to the start of a new raid or major patch, in addition to some downtime in between seasons. However it looks like Blizzard is shaking things up, as part of their plan to have more frequent seasons and varied content.
Check out our Legion Season 1 and Prestige Rewards guide if you want to get started PvPing!
Battle.net Maintenance Issues for November 29th - Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:40:11 -0600 Tuesday is the usual day for Battle.net Maintenance, but things aren't totally working as intended with regards to authentication and active accounts. Some people are receiving reports that they do not have active accounts and are told to upgrade from the Starter Edition. Blizzard has been troubleshooting the issue and have left several suggestions in Customer Service threads, such as updating your subscription or changing your password.
Kirin Tor Emissary Quest Hotfix - Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:32:00 -0600 Blizzard has deployed a hotfix for players working on the Kirin Tor Emissary quest The Kirin Tor of Dalaran: just log on to get the emissary bag Kirin Tor Chest, no quests needed!
Very few Kirin Tor quests had spawned, preventing people from completing The Kirin Tor of Dalaran. If you still want to complete the Kirin Tor quests for extra reputation during the World Quest Bonus Event, check out our user comments on pages like Like the Wind; the new 7.1 Kirin Tor quests can be pretty tricky.
Trial of Valor: Chosen Dead Transmog Armor Sets and Matching Weapons - Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:19:41 -0600 The Trial of Valor raid introduces a series of unique transmog sets. These are obtainable either as a drop from the raid's bosses or a quest: The Lost Army. This quest requires you to loot 1000 Valarjar Soul Fragment from the raid or from completing Helarjar-related World Quests, which became available with the release of the Trial of Valor raid.
Making the Most of Holiday Reputation Buffs - Sat, 26 Nov 2016 11:17:55 -0600 This week in WoW there are three reputation buffs active. There are so many interesting factions in WoW, so we've highlighted ones you may want to work on with all of these buffs!
The reputation buffs are:
Celebration Package: Increases Experience and Reputation gains from kills by 12% for 1 hour. (10 Sec Cooldown)
Sign of the Emissary: Completing World Quests will grant additional reputation gains with the related factions.
The Spirit of Sharing: Increases reputation gained by 10%.
Black Friday Sales for Blizzard Fans - Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:24:35 -0600 Tis' the season for getting deals on some Blizzards various games as well as merchandise! This is usually a good time to upgrade your gaming rig or buying your Main Tank a new graphics card to help him see the fire he is tanking the boss in... Anyhow! We will be listing a couple of various things that would be good gifts for Blizzard and Gaming fans alike for this season!
Blizzard Gear Shop
The Blizzard Gear store will be doing another Black Friday Catalog this year.
Legendary Items: Soft Cap Removed, Bad Luck Protection Beyond Four Legendaries - Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:26:02 -0600 Blizzard has revealed that the Legendary item soft cap has been removed a week ago, allowing bad luck protection to continue once players acquired more than four legendaries. This change wasn't noticed by players sooner as many of the players at softcap were pushing progression in Trial of Valor.
More legendary changes are on the way in 7.1.5: there are many new legendaries, as well as tuning to existing legendaries like Sephuz's Secret.
Wowhead Weekly #101, Blizzard Games and J!NX Black Friday Sales - Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:54:40 -0600 Due to the American Thanksgiving holiday, Wowhead Weekly is a few days early this week! Wowhead Weekly #101 covers everything about the 7.1.5 PTR including micro-holidays and Brawler's Guild, as well as holidays now live such as Pilgrim's Bounty and WoW's 12th Anniversary.
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.