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Too much adulting this week - only got to level 70 in shaman challenge
Update on the restore/switch faction bug
INCOMING: New mic
Shaman to 50.
Got 150 treats in one night.
The trick to doing the wickerman - invisibility items. Instant vs. casting time.
Trying to get the headless horseman mount - how many years has it been?
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Black Temple timewalking - dropping base i900 items, NOT i930
Tricky Treats - Headless Horseman, daily quests, candy buckets. Use to buy masks, costumes for you or for pets (there’s three pug costumes and one Pepe skin), consumables, pets (Naxx, Sinister Squashling, Cursed Birman, Feline Familiar or Widget the Departed), heirloom upgrades (armor casings), and toys (horse head and tail, Little Wickerman)
Wickerman (Grim Visage) buffs for baby shamans (10% exp and rep for 2 hours)!
XP bonus applies to mob kills only - doesn’t increase XP from quest turnins or pet battles (“Apply Aura: mod Experience Gained %(mob kills only)”).
Rep bonuses: does work with Legion tokens and other commendations in the game, and does stack with human’s 10% exp racial ability
New this year: Naxxy, undead companion pet (150 Tricky Treats)
New costume - Xavius (200 treats)
New front and back end of a horse
Headless Horseman drops 880 loot
Magic Broom - 25% drop rate out of Horseman’s stash
mount - 0.5%
880 gear includes a sword (kind of silly for anything other than transmog), helm, and rings
Elysium shuts down because someone was taking home 2000 euros/month and someone else was running a gold selling service.
Patch 8.0 made a (very) brief appearance on beta servers
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Level 69 at 1d 6h - got through Outland, now in Northrend - 60-68 seemed very slow
A funny thing happened on the way to the Alliance: Restored a previously deleted 110 horde mage, took her to Alliance and weirdness happened
15 to 38 in one night.
Lots of dungeons and dungeon quests.
Could get 2-3 levels in a run
Rested XP was a waste because you blow right through it.
Problem - Maraudon puts you in the dungeon, but no quests for two more levels. So, either quest or repeat dungeons.
Problem with that is now you’re moving further and further away from Stormwind (Stranglethorn or Plaguelands)
Had to run to Wetlands between dungeon runs. Waste of time. Not sure what else to do.
Toy is 10k gold, and only gives faction flight points, not neutral.
BTW: I still love Maraudon
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Pet Xp event - 200% not 300% as originally advertised
Hallow’s End starts Wednesday the 18th at 10:00 AM PST
Running of the Gnomes - Saturday October 14th, to benefit the Cleveland Clinic and the creators of the Tuohy Vaccine, a proposed vaccine against breast cancer that’s showing great promise
Run from Gnomer to Booty Bay - clear 34 gates
Starts at 7 PM EST, purchase a pink tabard in Ironforge
This started on Scarlet Crusade and there are raids on Scarlet Crusade
All virtual ticket rewards
Flying mounts in WoW - two seaters (we knew this)
Other games - Overwatch Winston skin, Starcraft III Junker SCV, Probe and Drone Skins; Heroes of the Storm Nexus Razorback mount, Diablo III Murkromancer Pet, and a “mystery goodie” for Hearthstone.
New plushes: Pirate Pepe Plush, Raptor Plushie, Elekk Plushie
Jaina Key Art Poster
Ugly Holiday Greench Sweater
Sylvanus Short Sleeved Hoodie
New pins and new patches for the goody bag - trying to encourage badge trading
Proposed change to 2018 Naked & Afraid Challenge: any class, any spec (but choose once!) and on your honor to pick a class you’ve never successfully leveled to 110
Demon hunter speed runs
Shriekrunner - uses demon hunter’s mastery scaling at level 101 to get a minimum speed of 230% base speed - speed going up to 350-410%. Uses tricks, potions, and shortcuts - showed video of clearing old world dungeons in a total of 18 minutes, not counting travel time between dungeons (Gundrak clear took 13 seconds)
Posts build and tricks in a linked Reddit thread
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No, the Starlight Beacon does not work in Argus, but decent for Magic of Flight
Siege of Orgrimmar is eternally long (w/Ali)
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Trying to finish up achievements in old raids…..for mounts :D
Did ⅘ of the MoP dungeons - forgot to do the fifth.
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Tomorrow starts Harvest Festival - honor a fallen hero (NOT the Pilgrim festival)
New Battle.net app on the Apple/Android stores.
Chat with your friends!
Argus unlocks on your alts!!
“Appear Offline” coming “soon”
Audio dramas - “1000 Years of War”
Will be an expansion announcement at Blizzcon
New project for Blizzard -- announcement of a job opening for Senior Client Engineer for a MMO real time strategy game on the Unity engine -- probably an iOS/Android game from the job description
Back to Bagnon
Cheatin’ in archaeology (more on this later)
H Throne of Thunder with Ali
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World Quest Bonus Event
Pick up The World Awaits for 5k bonus resources
Argus Week 3:
Finish Argus Campaign on Mac’Aree
Unlock Netherlight Crucible and Seat of the Triumverate
New Mac’Aree world quests
Archaeology quest - A Beacon of Hope
Starlight Beacon - draw a box around yourself and fly inside, even when you don’t have flying
Apparently you can use this with a Goblin Glider Kit or Rocfeather Skyhorn Kite to do Magic of Flight if you don’t have regular flying. May also be usable in Argus??
Another reason why rogue = cheat mode
Tuesday 19th - 20th - Pirate’s Day
Corresponds with International Talk Like a Pirate Day
1 hour pirate disguise in faction cities
Mostly occurs in Booty Bay
Get a 12 hour pirate costume that persists through death and gives an achievement
Complete quest “You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat” for 5 Emergency Pirate Outfits
Purchase Petey for 10g from Dread Captain DeMeza, a 5-stack item that allows you to have a green woodpecker on your shoulder (I looked at it. THIS IS NOT A PARROT). You can have it sit on your shoulder AND have Pepe on your head at the same time
Kill Ol’Eary, a rare elite shark off Booty Bay, get a Slightly Chewed Insult Book toy.
Wednesday 20th - October 6th - Brewfest
Some new things as of last year: Brewfest Prize Token items Gravel Goldbraid’s Famous Sausage Hat toy and the Synthebrew Goggles XL head item
Blizzcon virtual ticket
More coverage! That means the panels we never got to see
ALL stages will be covered through Blizzcon All Access Channel
Can watch on demand replays for more than a month afterward
Multi passenger faction flying mounts - Stormwind Skychaser and Orgrimmar Interceptor
$39.99 US. Opening ceremony and all esports streams will be free to all but no convention coverage
More items for other games will be coming
There will be videos posted between now and Nov. on the web site.
It’s a backpack (useless to me)
Velcro area for little patches - one for each Bliz game
Shadow: New Charity Pet
Fennec fox - color changing
All proceeds are being split between American Red Cross DIsaster Relief and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster Relief Fund to assist with relief efforts around the world
Farmed for the recipe. Took about 20m.
I had 72 Shadow Silk in my inventory (ha! pack rat!)
Make 8 Shadoweave Masks. Farmed more silk. Total at the end of the day, over 80k gold.
Finished chapter 2 of Argus
Bug in a invasion point Naigtal - Spores give 1M damage/tick, kept getting it on rez.
Problem - skull mobs walk around, can really hurt you.
Not a lot of room to move
Very hard to do solo unless you know how to maneuver
Got my Sulfuras - Hand of Ragnaros Legendary on my DK
Arena Skirmish Bonus Event
Darkmoon Faire r
Stupid dirgible is 1000 tickets
Argus won’t have flying (but we knew that)
The Flying on Argus debate: the tl;dr version
Argussian Emissary Quests should now require 3 WQs
Fel lava on Argus no longer damages pets
Available after finishing the second chapter of Argus in Mac’aree
Starts with a quest from Ilidan, “Where They Least Expect It” to enter an invasion point to kill the legion commander
Followup quest: recover 15 Argus Waystones to unlock Greater Invasion Points
Invasion Points repeatable - you don’t need to be in a party to enter it. Will get credit just from zoning in. Finishing grants Artifact Power tokens, Argus Waystones and Veiled Aranite.
Each lasts 6 hours
Include Environmental hazards (watch your feet) and one unique objective
Three stages: fill a bar by killing trash, more mobs spawn, LEgion Commander spawns
If you wipe on Legion Commander, health will not reset
Greater Invasion Points - can do once per week - Argus world bosses drop 930 loot
Bring a Seal of Broken Fate for bonus rolls