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Our post-Blizzcon chat
Our week in WoW and pre-Blizzcon chat
Starting over (again) - level 20 orc warlock
Published 8 new guides in a 9-part series on finding class trainers (up to 31 guides) - working on last guide (rogue) and a new guide to find repair NPCs in every zone
Rerolling a warlock because of a better name
This Week in WoW
Darkmoon Faire ends Sunday
The Great Gnomeregan Run - Sunday Oct 13th
The original Running of the Gnomes is at 7PM EST on Scarlet Crusade, 7 PM EST
Donation link: https://thepinkfund.kindful.com/the-running-of-the-gnomes--2019
Tuesday - Pet Battle Bonus Event
October 21st (Monday) Super Squirt Trainer Day on NA and Oceanic realms
Going back to Icecrown?
Vulpera and Mechagnomes
Auction House changes finally coming
Pat battle dungeons - Blackrock Depths
Changes to login
Dire Maul coming next week
Mod of the Case - Prat
Still making little leveling progress
Wrote a feature article on WoW Classic Tailoring for Cheapskates - https://classic.wowhead.com/news=295400/wow-classic-tailoring-alternate-cheap-leveling-1-300-methods
Published https://classic.wowhead.com/guides/wow-classic-best-food and https://classic.wowhead.com/guides/wow-classic-flight-points-zeppelins-boats-travel
Starting a series about all WoW classic trainers (including pet, demon, and portal trainers)
Lots of Classic stuff
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Brewfest ends Sunday
Darkmoon Faire starts Sunday
Battle for Azeroth dungeon event starts Tuesday
How Wowhead is being totally ripped off -- DO NOT support classicdb.ch or https://vanilla-twinhead.twinstar.cz
Blizzcon Virtual Ticket now available for purchase
Access to streams of all events - replays available until March 31, 2020
In game loot:
World of Warcraft - pair of faction specific Murloc pets and Wendigo Woolies transmog
Overwatch - Overwatch skins look like Illidan and Tyrande
Hearthstone - Golden Legendary card
Heroes of the Storm - BlizzCon spray and portrait, and a Celestial Deepcrawler mount
StarCraft II - 3 new skins - Classic Battlecruiser, Classic Ultralisk, and Classic Carrier.
"More", including a pair of wings for Diablo III players
8.2.5 went live
War Campaign finale
Goblin and Worgen model updates
Recruit A Friend returns
Honeyback Harvester Bee Mount - work with Barry to locate the hive and court the favor of the Hivemother and earn the Honeyback Harvester mount. Both factions can earn other bee-themed toys and items.
WoW 15th Anniversary - November
Log in to receive the Anniversary Gift: Lil' Nefarian pet, Celebration Package that increases XP and rep during the event, a reusable firework, an item that teleports you to the Caverns of Time during the event, other goodies
Defeat 3 bosses in 3 event wings to be awarded the Obsidian Worldbreaker mount
Burning Crusade: Kael'thas Sunstrider, Lady Vash, Archimonde
WOTLK: Heigan the Unclean, Anub'arak, The Lich King
Cata: Chogall, Nefarian, Ragnoros
Alabaster Mounts from in-game shop
Korrak's Revenge - a throwback battleground to old Alterac Valley
Party Sync - when activated, everyone in party becomes aligned to the same quest state and phase. Includes "replay quest" for players who have already completed a quest. Quests can be replayed for rewards once per day.
Relaxing level restrictions: when a lower-level and higher-level character queue for instanced content, higher level players will scale down to match. They will also lose any abilities that aren't appropriate for the new lower level.
New Timewalking: Firelands
Changes to Lunar Festival (Jan 24 - Feb 7 2020): complete the Rite of the Moon to make flower crowns transmoggable year round.
Black Market - removed Grimoire of the Four Winds, added new items
Timewalking vendors now restrict their wares to those who participate in their respective Timewalking events
Several items created with Kul Tiran Engineering now restrict to level 110 or higher - these include Electroshock Mount Motivator, F.R.I.E.D, Organic Discombobulation Grenade, Thermo-Accelerated Plague Spreader, Unstable Temporal Time Shifter
World Quests and Missions now offer gold or war resources to players who have maxxed out their Heart of Azeroth
All reputation requirements have been removed from several War Campaign quests
Auction House purchases over 50k gold now require a confirming dialogue box
Player characters can now be displayed in the Mount Journal preview
Players can now toggle between the map of a quest's final destination and its starting point by clicking the arrow icon next to it on the map
Estimates that Classic has increased WoW subs by 223%
All realms will be on a single layer by the time Phase 2 is rolled out
All realms have a maximum of 2 layers - the 13 least populated realms are all permanently set to a single layer
Realms that are operating on more than one layer will soon say "layered". You'll only see Full/High/Medium/Low on realms set to a single layer
Will continue to offer free character moves to balance populations and manage login queues
No date for Phase 2, but confirmed that there will be 2 world bosses (Azuregos and Lord Kazzak).
Reports it will take more than 30 minutes to kill Azuregos -- intentional on Blizzard's part to prevent corpse running
Corpse running - when you run back to your body to resurrect - but when you are killed by Azuregos you get a Mark of Frost debuff that freezes you solid for 15 minutes.
Dire Maul also being reintroduced, as well as the Honor System and PvP rank rewards - Battlegrounds won't come back til phase 3
Mod of the Cast: AutoBiographer
Advanced Adulting last week
Still very slow progress: 23 rogue
Finished a few more guides: Cooking Ingredients A-Z, fishing location guide, travel guide -- have two more assignments to finish next week and several more backlogged
Interesting travel facts - a stray 6.0 feature and travel times
Fun in Classic
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Pirate's Day (today)
Brewfest: starts Friday, Sep 20 - Sun, Oct 6
Nothing new for 2019, not running on Classic
2018 update: Coren Direbrew's trinkets are iLevel 335
Timewalking starts Tuesday, 24 Sep - Warlords of Draenor
Snapback Scuttler mount now available for completing the Undersea Usurper achievement in Nazjatar
8.2.5 upcoming patch
New items coming to the Black Market Auction House
NA realms: free transfers start today - only to specific realms (eg. Pagle to Windseeker). EU realms start tomorrow (Sep 20). Free transfers will be available for 11 days.
New servers: New PvP Classic Spanish server Mandokir, and free PvP character moves to the new Brazilian Portuguese PvP realm Sul'thraze and Latin American Spanish PvP realm Loatheb.
Blizzard announced that there has been an arrest in the case of the DDOS attacks that plagued the server on September 7-8.
Several things available by 1.12 are not available in Phase 1, including
Thorium Brotherhood reputation rewards
Classic Sunken Temple Class quests
Bug #1: Buffs falling off before the 32 buff cap - most observed issue was a loss in +hit bonuses.
Bug #2, part 2: Some raids have been resetting prior to the weekly lockout, likely due to the layering issue. One streamer found that Molten Core had reset since the last visit less than a week ago, and actually checked with Blizzard before proceeding.
Bug #3: No Summer Bass
Bug #4: Feign Death not working properly
Prepping for classic
Number of servers as of 25 Aug: 21 EU (13 PvP, 8 PvE); 20 NA (12 PvP, 8 PvE)
The Classic LFG debacle
Where to get and how to install - brief primer
What do we think are going to be the biggest surprises for people who have never played Vanilla?
Got UD rogue to 11 in Classic during extended stress test
Made many suicide runs to take screenshots, get coordinates
Still not exalted with Nazjatar
2 more Wowhead guides published: Classic Leather Farming Guide Part 2: Specialty Scales and Leathers and Classic Basics: Soloing in Classic 101. In development: farming guides for herbs and ores. All farming guides have been reclassified as Gold Making instead of Professions.
Revered with Nazjatar
Almost honored with Rustbolt
Got to 15 on a priest. Again.
Got six toons’ names
This Week in WoW:
Battlegrounds Bonus Event began Tuesday, Battle of Azeroth Dungeon Event starts next Tuesday
Tomorrow: Free T-Shirt Day
Got flight on Monday - game changer
Started working other characters through
Continued issues with Alliance-heavy server
Stealth issue with bodyguard - known issue
Using TomTom with HandyNotes
Secret Fish goggles - segment later
Switching mount equipment
Listening to a new podcast: Morally Grey - thanks to @Ali for the recommendation
Pet Battle Bonus event
Eternal Palace raid begins - Lady Azshara is already dead, cinematic released
Blizzard is asking people who have been unable to drop combat to bug report - they want the character name and realm, date and time, place it occurred, what pets and/or bodyguards you had active, any steps you took to get out of combat
WoW Classic Closed Beta is … closed.
Hotfixes to 8.2
Secret Fish in Mechagon
Mod of the Cast: Rarescanner, https://www.curseforge.com/wow/addons/rarescanner
Thanks to @louielegdrop for this recommendation
Mod of the Cast Part 2: Minimap Range Extender, https://www.curseforge.com/wow/addons/minimap-range-extender
Vacation leads into work-a-thon
New writing gig
Playing on other podcasts
Playing Diablo 3 Season 17 (when I have the time) and waiting for 8.2
Timewalking with Ali
Got my Midsummer hearthstone
Did peeing on the horde cities change?
Got my BC mount
Got a tailoring recipe I never had
Made it to level 8
Didn’t have enough time to spend in it as much as I wanted
Herbalism and Alchemy
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Midsummer Festival started last Friday 6/21 and will run until Friday, 7/5
Battlefield Bonus week
Naked & Afraid 3
New Finishers in Fully Strapped! Zeryl, Kul Tiran Balance druid in 2 days 22 hours 12 minutes - joining Kara’s two druids in the 2 days 22 hours club (hers finished at 4 minutes and 16 minutes). Also Alberthe, Kul Tiran Guardian druid at 3 days 6 hours 34 minutes. Alberthe mentioned that this was the first Naked and Afraid challenge she had finished!
New Finisher in Truly Naked! Gorrum, Kul Tiran Guardian druid finished in 4 days 1 hour 21 minutes.
Indexing old episodes
European realm structure - EU realms will not be split by language, except for Russian.
Stress Test servers now show as WoW Classic under Live - four realms in US, two PvP, two PvE
Next stress test: Jul 18-19 and will involve EU test realms as well
8.2 on Tuesday!
@AliandrasK from Dungeon Fables and All Things Azeroth drops by while Ren is on vacation.
Lots of discussion about Classic
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- Pet Experience Bonus Week - Super Squirt Day Friday
- Glowcap Festival on Monday, May 27
- Draenor Timewalking starts Tuesday
More on Azeroth Pathfinder, Pt 2 - In addition to the reps, you need to complete Explore Mechagon and Explore Nazjatar
Our impressions of the Classic beta.
Desert Island Mods
DID warrior now 97 - spent nearly all of 80-90 in one zone (Jade Forest)
Very little time spent in-game
Stupid discovery of the week: didn’t realize mission champions could go Legendary
Finished last couple Draenor factions (Laughing Skull and Steamwheedle Preservation Society
Switched to Klaxxi, Dominance Offensive and Sunreaver Onslaught - also finishing up Avengers of Hyjal
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BFA Dungeon Event ends Tuesday
Pet Battle Bonus Event starts Tuesday 21st
NA Squirt Day! Friday, May 24th
Mount equipment - one slot to rule them all
Safe Haven cinematic - return of Thrall
Worgen and Goblins will be the next to get heritage armor
Warcraft 15th Anniversary is coming up - turns 15 on November 23
WoW Classic News
Got the Azeroth's Top Twenty Tunes achievement
Dark Iron Dwarf warrior now 107
Working on DH
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Children's Week ends today
Spring Balloon Festival mini event starts Friday, ends Sunday
DMF ends 11:59 PM Saturday
BFA Dungeon Event starts Tuesday
8.2 PTR news
Clarification to Mount Equipment Slots
Heart of Azeroth: Essence System
New Benthic Gearing system
New profession items