Can’t get enough of the latest World of Warcraft expansion? Blizzard is making it even easier to get your fix with the upcoming Legion companion app! Designed to help players manage their Class Order Hall missions, resources, champions, and see which world quests are available prior to logging in. Items obtained from completing missions through the application are automatically added to your inventory in-game so they’re available as soon as you log in, instead of having to go to a mailbox like the Mobile Auction House. The app requires an active World of Warcraft subscription and will go live this coming Tuesday, September 6th. Let us know what you think about the upcoming app in the comments!
With the release of Legion taking place tonight we put together a list of some important items to remember during the marathon grind to level 110: Take breaks Everyone has their own objectives they want to accomplish, whether it’s the first person on their realm to hit 110, or the first one to max out their First Aid skill, find the first legendary, etc. While it’s exciting to be able to do this, remember to stand up and stretch (for more than just quick trips to the bathroom.) Focus on stretching your hands as a part of this. They’re going to take a beating during your session and you want to keep them in good shape. Stay hydrated Sure, you bought that 24 can flat of Monster/Rockstar/Red Bull. They’re useful for energy but your body still needs water to process and flush all the extra stuff that comes with those
As anticipated, Blizzard has officially announced the release dates for the first set of dungeons and raids added as a part of the expansion launching August 30th. Normal and Heroic mode dungeons will be immediately available when the expansion launches with Standard-difficulty Mythic dungeons becoming available later that day. The first raid and more advanced difficulty Mythic dungeons unlock September 20th, giving players three weeks to level and get geared. LFR wings are once again spread across several weeks to keep their pace similar to the progression of the other raid difficulties.
Blizzard is currently at Gamescom and while they’re at the convention some of the World of Warcraft developers are taking the time to provide additional insight into Legion as the expansion draws nearer. One piece of information provided during an interview with Fatboss is that the development team is planning on having the first raid of the new expansion, the Emerald Nightmare, will open on September 20th, three weeks after the expansion launches. As with previous raid launches the Normal and Heroic difficulties will open the first week with Mythic available the next week. There hasn’t been an official announcement of these dates yet but we’re anticipating hearing them soon, along with dates for when various wings of the LFR version will be available. Ion did state that raiders will “most likely” have a lot of their set pieces by the time the first wing becomes available so it sounds
Epic blacksmith Tony Swatton is at it again. Blizzard recently revealed that they had worked with Tony to craft the Doomhammer and today it was revealed that they worked with him on another Legendary weapon: the Warglaive. Check out what it takes to craft a weapon like this and some of the many uses in the video below. Wield your own version of this weapon as a Demon Hunter in Warcraft’s upcoming expansion: Legion.
The list of hotfixes for patch 7.0.3 has been updated with the most recent changes, which includes a change to the amount of experience points players receive from Demon invasions. This change was implemented as a result of the increasing frequency of invasions, so while players receive less experience per invasion it is ultimately a net gain of experience points per hour from invasions. Another change which will allow players to continue increasing their item level is the added chance for Fel Infused (invasion) pieces to be Warforged. For the full list of changes check out the list below or on the Warcraft community site and let us know what you think in the comment section.
It looks like the developers are making some changes in the back-end to help players continue to prepare for Legion’s launch. Wowpedia has confirmed that items which drop from Demon Invasion chests now have a chance to be Warforged, adding at least an additional 10 levels to their existing 700 item level. This reflects upon the development team’s earlier statement that, as the invasion proceeds and the Legion gets stronger, the loot will also get incrementally better to help hold the demons off. There hasn’t been any word yet on how high the item levels will go but there are only two weeks until the launch of the expansion so depending on the final numbers we may see them go up fairly quickly. Update: Items have the chance to roll an upgrade 720 item level as confirmed here.
Adding to their collection of in-game weapons brought to life, Blizzard once again worked with Man at Arms blacksmith Tony Swatton to forge another epic representation of Azeroth: Doomhammer. While the Doomhammer is currently wielded by Thrall, former warchief of the Horde and member of the Shaman sect The Earthen Ring, in the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Legion, Enhancement Shaman will have the opportunity to possess the Doomhammer as their Artifact weapon. For more information on how to obtain your own (digital) copy of the Doomhammer when the expansion releases we’ve got you covered.
On Friday Blizzard released another round of hotfixes for patch 7.0.3 to address some of the issues players have been seeing since the patch. One to note in particular is a fix for the multitudes of players who (for some strange reason) lost the ability to fly in Northrend despite being able to do so on Monday. Cold Weather flying now costs 50 gold and is automatically learned at level 80. So if you want to fly at 70 to speed up questing you can pay the gold, or just wait and get it for free. Other changes are various fixes to classes, quests, and dungeons so check out the full list below:
As can happen with pretty much any major software release, yesterday’s release of patch 7.0.3 included some unintended functionality which had to be corrected. Below you’ll find the initial list of hotfixes applied to the patch which corrected some major issues, including the inability to purchase/redeem WoW Game Time tokens, the ability to use level 90 character boosts, and several other issues. As always we’ll keep you updated on the latest fixes as they come in. Now that these issues have been fixed, how do you feel about the patch so far? Let us know down in the comments!