See the Pet, Wings, Portrait Frame, and More Included in the Rise of the Necromancer Pack

The Initial Design of the Curse of Naxxramas Adventure Rewards

Breaching the Tomb - Strike Them Down!
The final step of Breaching the Tomb is available now. Head to the Broken Shore to pick up Strike Them Down from Maiev. This will grant 5000 x Nethershard and another 1500 Armies of Legionfall reputation, as well as unlock the class mount quest line.

Thousand Boat Bash
Thousand Boat Bash takes place in Thousand Needles. This micro-holiday rewards you with a little 330% speed boat that can be used on the surface of water for the next 7 days. Head down to Thousand Needles and collect these items to create your faction themed boat:

  • Mainsail - Bounce a Beach Ball 10 times on the Elf ships.
  • Rigging Rope - Collect various drinks from the ships on the east side of the lake.
  • Ship Mast - Collect explosives from the Gnomes / Goblins.
  • Waxy Reeds - Fish 10 pieces of garbage from the nearby garage pools.
  • Submarine Tar - Follow the submarine circling the lake to pick up fish and fish in the pools behind to collect 20 x Tar.

Patch 7.2.5 - Developer Interview
Bellular had the chance to talk to Lead Encounter Designer Morgan Day.

  • Nighthold was tuned three times. Tomb was only tuned once because the team waited until towards the end of development.
  • The pacing of Legion raids has worked out well. Legion was supposed to release content at a steady pace and the team has delivered on that.
  • Trial of Valor did a great job of tying up the story.
  • Helya was a good encounter, the team took a dungeon boss and turned it into a raid boss.
  • In a Normal raid if an individual makes a mistake, that player could die. In a Mythic raid if an individual makes a mistake, especially towards the end, the team is more willing to wipe the entire raid.
  • The person who created the NPC abilities for Timeless Isle was an encounter designer. The team tries to add more avoidable mechanics when they expect a high degree of difficulty. On Timeless Isle, the creatures were supposed to be difficult and require you to learn the mechanic to defeat them.
  • The team tries to keep the Keystone Affixes in mind when designing dungeon trash.
  • Tyrannical is cool, but sometimes there are debuffs that stack too high and make things too challenging. Targeted nerfs have been done to address this.
  • Court of Stars added class specific mechanics in a way that wasn't very organic. Making a Rogue have an advantage due to Stealth letting you skip something, or a Hunter ability giving you an advantage would be a more organic way to do this.
  • The team has a raid design kickoff meeting, comes up with a list of bosses, then sits down with the encounter designers to talk about high level design. From there an encounter designer will take it to completion.

Darkmoon Faire
The Darkmoon Faire is in town once again! This is your chance to stock up on those Inky Black Potions.

Keep in mind the Darkmoon Top Hat buff and the WHEE! buff as you work on earning reputation with the Legion factions for Paragon reputation rewards.

Class Mounts
You will be able to earn your class mount this week with the completion of the Breaching the Tomb achievement. Each class has a class specific quest line to complete to obtain the mount. You can see an example with the Mage class mount quests in this video.

World of Warcraft Class Mounts

Power Ascended Rewards
You will also be able to purchase some of the rewards from Power Ascended this week if you have the achievement completed.

World Boss - Calamir
Calamir is up this week, rewarding players with Artifact Power and a chance at item level 860 loot.

World Quest Bonus Event
Originally Posted by Blizzard(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
An extra weekly quest and rewards are here.

Get out your best map and plan your route across every part of the Broken Isles, as this is a great time to immerse yourself in World Quests.

This Week
All week, open your map (default hotkey: m) and then select any of the five main Broken Isles zones to consider the World Quests available to you. Hover your mouse over a World Quest on the map to see what tasks are needed complete it, the rewards you’ll receive, and the time remaining that the quest is available to you.

Look for the following all week long:

If you’ve been looking to impress some emissaries, this is the week to do it!

Every Week
The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities, currently scheduled to run each week beginning on Tuesdays. Each Bonus Event grants a passive bonus to a particular game activity and offers a once-per-event quest with a noteworthy reward for accomplishing a related goal. The in-game calendar can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule. The Adventure Guide also offers a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests.

Raid Testing Schedule - June 8-9
Originally Posted by Blizzard(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On Thursday and Friday, June 8-9 we will be conducting testing of Mythic Tomb of Sargeras bosses.

Thursday, June 8

Harjatan - Mythic Tomb of Sargeras
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)

Demonic Inquisition - Mythic Tomb of Sargeras
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)

Friday, June 9

Maiden of Vigilance - Mythic Tomb of Sargeras
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)

The Desolate Host - Mythic Tomb of Sargeras
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a PTR environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the bosses being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.

Player Profile/Armory Update 05/06/2017
Originally Posted by Blizzard(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Baardoch, from our Web & Mobile team, wanted to take a moment to update you all on the progress of the Profile/Armory feature of the official website. The team has been actively reviewing and compiling community feedback from the official site, forums, fansites and forums, and committing code against it. Below you will find a quick bullet-point list of some of the items that we have updated since our May 9th launch.

  • Added support for Hunter stable pets
  • Added basic filters for Collections (Pets & Mounts)
  • Added support for multiple talent specifications and tooltip support
  • Fixed a bug preventing regular raids from showing as incomplete due to a Heroic-only boss not being killed
  • Fixed a bug preventing character title from displaying properly

Additionally, we've made some minor tweaks and quality of life improvements to address some bug fixes on different devices and browsers. The team continues to work on new features and improving the existing ones. As more features and changes are released, we will be posting additional updates as appropriate. We appreciate your feedback as we work to support this important feature.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
If we haven't transfered, do we also need 150 wins for a title?
Yes. 150 wins for Gladiator and Cruel Gladiator titles. (holinka)
Ah ok, so it won't apply for me hoping for Duelist?
Duelist, Rival, Challenger, etc are still 50 wins (holinka)

Method EU Major Arena Tournament
Method is holding a 3v3 Arena tournament with a prize pool of $8000 and 80 Arena World Championship qualification points! For registration, rules and more details about the tournament head over to the official Battlefy page.

FinalBossTV #141 - Arms/Fury Warriors
FinalBossTV focused on Arms and Fury Warriors in this episode!

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