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Welcome to Arcane Analysis, a podcast focused on all things related to World of Warcraft! Each week your hosts Sam, Ally, and Katie will discuss the finer points of raiding, pvp, current esports events, and the game’s ever-evolving design. On episode 0, the girls talk about when they started playing, their history with raiding or pvp, and their legendaries (or lack thereof). The show will be prerecorded every Tuesday, and made available Wednesday. If you have any questions for the show, email us at ArcAna@blizzpro.com, or you can find us on Twitter: @ArcaneAnalysis, @Phaerixia, @Allayva, and @Ktjnwow. Stitcher feed is live! iTunes is live! Google Play is live!...

 

Winter Veil Pet & Mount Sale

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For those of you who were wondering when Blizzard’s Winter Veil sale for World of Warcraft players would begin, the day has come. Starting today and continuing through January 3rd, all in-game pets with the exception of the recently added Mischief the Fel-Kitten will be on sale for 50% off, bringing the price to $5US. Along with the pets all mounts currently in the store will also be on sale for 50% off their regular price, bringing them down to $12.50US for all of the mounts with the exception of the Warforged Nightmare, now available for $15US. This is a great opportunity to complete your mount or pet collection and the sale only goes for two weeks so be sure to grab them while you can! For the full blog post and links to each of the amazing pets check out the original post on the WoW Community Site. Celebrate Winter ...

 

Third Annual Icecrown Challenge

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While Blizzard is raising funds for the Make-A-Wish foundation through sales of the new Mischief Fel-Kitten pet, the Warcraft community is taking on another fundraising challenge for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Beginning its third year on December 13th 2016 and running through January 14th 2017, the Icecrown Challenge is an event organized and supported by the community itself rather than Blizzard employees. The challenge is simple but can have a huge impact, raising almost $2500 last year. Players are encouraged to participate in their own way and to the extent that their budget allows, but the most common way is fairly simple: Select your raid difficulty – Normal/Heroic and 10/25 Players (remember, this raid doesn’t flex like current ones do so the maximum number of players is 25) and complete the raid. Start your timer when you enter the instance and stop when you’re able to loot the ...

 

Legion December Developer Q&A Liveblog

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EDIT: 11:00AM PST Stream is complete! Edits are in progress. 🙂 Welcome to BlizzPro’s coverage of the December 7th Live Developer Q&A, where Community Manager Josh “Lore” Allen and Game Director Ion “Watcher” Hazzikostas take community questions and dispense answers that are sure to infuriate r/wow. Follow along (or, if you’re coming in after the show, watch the rebroadcast) at https://www.twitch.tv/warcraft. Responses are being typed live, but we’ll clean up with a more complete transcript after the initial broadcast is over. Watcher offered this note regarding class- or spec-specific questions before they got into actual questions: Crow’s TL;DR: “We’re going to talk about classes a lot, but I am not an expert on classes. I did my homework as best as I could, but please be gentle.” Is the secondary stat “squish” not going to hurt specs that rely heavily on Crit (Fire Mage) or Mastery (Arms Warr) etc? Crow’s TL;DR: ...

 

Fel Kitten Proceeds go to Make-A-Wish

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Blizzard’s newest addition to the in-game shop announced at Blizzcon, Mischief the fel kitten, has finally been added to the in-game shop and is available for purchase. As they have done with other pets, 100% the proceeds from the sale of this pet from now until the end of 2016 will benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation. Along with the in-game pet Blizzard has also added a glow-in-the-dark plush version to the Gear Store, the proceeds of which will also benefit the foundation. For every plush version sold, $14 of the $25 purchase price will be donated. We’ve got the full details below or they’re also available on the World of Warcraft Community Site....

 

Legion PvP Season 1 Ends Dec 13th

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Blizzard has announced that Legion PvP Season 1 will occur on Tuesday, December 13th at 6am PST, and Season 2 will begin two hours later at 8am PST. This is an odd turn of events since in previous seasons there has typically been at least one week between the end of one season and the start of the next. At the same time, this bodes well for the next patch to be released to live realms since the end of the PvP season typically coincides with the release of the next patch....

The “bad luck” soft cap on legendary loot was apparently lifted a week ago, according to Watcher. Previously, players would become a little more likely to receive a new legendary each time they failed to get one. After each legendary, it would be reset, and once players got their fourth one, it would stop applying completely. The legendary system has been one of the few areas for somewhat consistent Legion criticism. The complex mix of many issues, including DPS/HPS vs. utility, drop rate, and player value based on who has them has sparked numerous conversations, including a recent statement by Exorsus. In short: The legendary reward system was designed to provide an infrequent, surprise bonus to most max-level activities Its randomness was a contrast to the “transparent and omnipresent” Artifact power and gearing rewards The legendary drop rate was designed to be stingy at first, so as to avoid lucky people having too ...

 

12 Years of the World of Warcraft

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Today starts the 12th anniversary event of the World of Warcraft and to celebrate Blizzard is once again doing something a bit different this year to allow players to get more choice from their game. The event will end on November 30th. If you recall, Blizzard’s ten-year anniversary netted players a Molten Corgi pet, revamped the Molten Core raid into a 40 player LFR event which awarded the Core Hound mount and a chance at another pet (Hatespark the Tiny), added the special event only battleground Tarren Mill vs Southshore, and special headpieces for transmog. For the 11th anniversary, players received two consumable “Celebration Wands” which turned other players into Murlocs or Gnolls depending on which wand was used, an Exquisite Costume Set which temporarily turned players into Edwin Van Cleef, an Inflatable Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker consumable toy, and a token which temporarily increased the rate at ...

 

7.1 Hotfixes: 15 November 2016

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A few more hotfixes roll out today that were not included in yesterday’s blog post, the largest impacting PvP rewards....

In 7.1’s latest hotfixes, Legendary items receive the 15 ilevel boost, Trial of Valor loot increases by 5 ilevels, and many PvP changes will begin to affect players today....