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New World of Warcraft Expansion Unveiling at gamescom 2015 – Live Stream August 6

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New World of Warcraft Expansion Unveiling at gamescom 2015 – Live Stream August 6

Join us Thursday, August 6 at 9 a.m. PDT for a special World of Warcraft event streamed live from gamescom 2015 in Cologne, Germany—where we’ll be unveiling the next chapter of the World of Warcraft saga. . . .

Tune in again Sunday, August 9 at 8:00 a.m. PDT for a World of Warcraft developer chat before the show ends, and find out more about what’s in store.

Stay tuned to our dedicated gamescom page for further details on the live stream. Those who are able to join us in person at gamescom can visit us at the Blizzard booth in hall 7.1. We hope to see you there!

Patch 6.2 Preparation / Recap – Overview of Profession Changes and Additions.

We have yet to get an official release date for patch 6.2, but my speculation is June 23rd (24th for EU) due to end of the PvP season being announced 1 week ago on June 9th.  Players have less than two weeks now to prepare. I going to recap on profession changes and additions to the game coming with patch 6.2.

Patch 6.2 will introduce a new crafting reagent,  Felblight. (This is the new  Savage Blood) Felblight can only be obtained from gathering in Tanaan Jungle (Yes, gathering professions will have a purpose again.) Jewelcrafters will finally be able to once again craft Epic Gems! (We haven’t had Epic Gems since Cataclysm) Stage 5 and 6 crafted gear upgrades are added to the game that will give players an additional +30 item levels. Wait for it…. MASS MILLING is coming to the game.. players will be able to mill 20 herbs at time instead of 5.

 Felblight will be used for Stage 5 and 6 crafted upgrades, Epic Gems and a new Glyph being added,  Technique: Glyph of Ascendance.


How are  Felblight obtained you might ask?

As stated before, they are only obtained from within Tanaan Jungle zone. Also, to access Tanaan Jungle characters need to be level 100 with a level 3 Garrison and unlocked their Shipyard.

Withered Herb (Herb), Felmouth Frenzy School (Fishing), Beasts (Skinning) and Ore Nodes (Mining) can contain / give a chance at  Felblight. If you do not have a character with a gathering profession then you will have to resort to your local auction house to purchase them.  Felblight will not be obtainable from your Garrison  Primal Spirit trader like  Savage Blood‘s can currently be traded for.


Stage 1-4 Upgrades Changes

Stage 3 and 4 upgrades have been removed! Players can use Stage 2 upgrades all the way to stage 4. This means that it will be cheaper to go from Stage 1 to Stage 4. Existing “Greater” and “Powerful” items transform into Unstable items; clicking on them creates a Stage 2 item and a materials refund for the extra reagents used to craft the more Stage 3 and 4 upgrades.


Stage 5 and 6 for crafted gear is being added into the game and will take 30x  Felblight / 60x  Felblight + 175 / 350 of the professions specific cooldown bind on pickup materials.

Stage 5 (Armor = ilvl 700 | Weapons = ilvl 690)

Stage 6 (Armor = ilvl 715| Weapons = ilvl 705)

Cost of learning Stage 5 and 6 upgrade token Recipes for crafted BoE upgrade and which random level 3 Townhall profesion NPC sells it.

Remember, the Trader order is, Ore -> Dust -> Fur -> Leather -> Herb

Recipe  NPC  Cost to Learn
 Recipe: Mighty Steelforged Essence  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Recipe: Savage Steelforged Essence  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Recipe: Mighty Truesteel Essence  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
 Recipe: Savage Truesteel Essence  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
 Schematic: Bi-Directional Fizzle Reducer  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Schematic: Infrablue-Blocker Lenses  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Schematic: Advanced Muzzlesprocket  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
 Schematic: Taladite Firing Pin  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
 Recipe: Wildswater  Herb Trader  10x  Alchemical Catalyst
 Recipe: Elemental Distillate  Herb Trader  10x  Alchemical Catalyst
 Technique: Mighty Ensorcelled Tarot  Herb Trader  20x  Cerulean Pigment
 Technique: Savage Ensorcelled Tarot  Herb Trader  20x  Cerulean Pigment
 Technique: Mighty Weapon Crystal  Herb Trader  20x  Cerulean Pigment
 Technique: Savage Weapon Crystal  Herb Trader  20x  Cerulean Pigment
 Recipe: Mighty Taladite Amplifier  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Recipe: Savage Taladite Amplifier  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Recipe: Mighty Burnished Essence  Leather Trader  60x   Raw Beast Hide
 Recipe: Savage Burnished Essence  Leather Trader  60x   Raw Beast Hide
 Recipe: Mighty Hexweave Essence  Fur Trader  60x   Sumptuous Fur
 Recipe: Savage Hexweave Essence  Fur Trader  60x   Sumptuous Fur

Cooking

Three new recipes have been added to help early leveling and can be obtained through the Darkmoon Faire using  Darkmoon Daggermaw.

Recipe Cooking Skill Materials Cost to Learn
 Recipe: Lemon Herb Filet 1  2x  Darkmoon Daggermaw  10x  Darkmoon Daggermaw
 Recipe: Sugar-Crusted Fish Feast 150  5x  Darkmoon Daggermaw  25x  Darkmoon Daggermaw
 Recipe: Fancy Darkmoon Feast 225  10x  Darkmoon Daggermaw  50x  Darkmoon Daggermaw

Inscription

Mass Milling has come to the game, but only for Draenor herbs sadly. (I expect them to go back an do it for older herbs in the future.) All these recipes can be purchased from the Herb Trader within your level 3 Garrison.

Recipe Materials  Cost
 Recipe: Mass Mill Talador Orchid  20x  Talador Orchid  20x  Cerulean Pigment
 Recipe: Mass Mill Nagrand Arrowbloom  20x  Nagrand Arrowbloom  20x  Cerulean Pigment
 Recipe: Mass Mill Starflower  20x  Starflower  20x  Cerulean Pigment
 Recipe: Mass Mill Gorgrond Flytrap  20x  Gorgrond Flytrap  20x  Cerulean Pigment
 Recipe: Mass Mill Fireweed  20x  Fireweed  20x  Cerulean Pigment
 Recipe: Mass Mill Frostweed  20x  Frostweed  20x  Cerulean Pigment

There is one new Glyph being added into the game,  Technique: Glyph of Ascendance. Currently, it’s speculated to only drop from Tanaan Jungle and is Bind on Pickup. If your scribe character isn’t level 100 yet, you might want to consider leveling it now! The glyph will require 1x  Light Parchment, 3x  Warbinder’s Ink and 1x  Felblight. I expect these to go for a hefty amount of gold for the first few weeks of patch 6.2.


Jewelcrafting

Patch 6.2 adds Epic Gems into the game. In order to access the quests to unlock these cuts, you will need to be level 100 and have the ability to access Tanaan Jungle. (Level 100 + Level 3 Garrison + Shipyard)

Quest Chain
Gems of the Apexis ->  Mastery Of Taladite ->  Ruined Construct (Requires 1000x  Apexis Crystal) = Teaches  Immaculate Versatility Taladite cut.

To learn the other gems cuts, players will need to find more Gemcutter Modules and return them to the Apexis Gemcutter. Players must use the Apexis Gemcutter in Tanaan Jungle to cut Epic gems, you cannot do it on your own. Below is info on how to obtain the other epic gem cuts; there is a small chance players will learn one of the new recipes when Apexis Gemcutter crafts a gem for them.

Gemcutter Module (Gem) Source  Materials
 Immaculate Versatility Taladite  Initial quest line turned in at Sun-Sage Chakkis  100x  Taladite Crystal, 15x  Felblight, 1x  Greater Versatility Taladite
 Gemcutter Module: Critical Strike ( Immaculate Critical Strike Taladite)  Dropped by Shadow-Lord Iskar in Hellfire Citadel Raid  100x  Taladite Crystal, 15x  Felblight, 1x  Greater Critical Strike Taladite
 Gemcutter Module: Haste ( Immaculate Haste Taladite)  Dropped by High Sage Viryx in Mythic Skyreach Dungeon  100x  Taladite Crystal, 15x  Felblight, 1x  Greater Haste Taladite
 Gemcutter Module: Mastery ( Immaculate Mastery Taladite)  Sold at Brawler’s Guild
(Requires Rank 6) for 800g
 100x  Taladite Crystal, 15x  Felblight, 1x  Greater Mastery Taladite
 Gemcutter Module: Multistrike ( Immaculate Multistrike Taladite)  Sold by Apexis Traders in Stormshield for 3,000g and 3000x  Apexis Crystal.  100x  Taladite Crystal, 15x  Felblight, 1x  Greater Multistrike Taladite
 Gemcutter Module: Stamina ( Immaculate Stamina Taladite)  Dropped by the world boss Rukhmar  100x  Taladite Crystal, 15x  Felblight, 1x  Greater Stamina Taladite

Changes to help “Catch Up”

The exchange price for crafting materials from your Garrison Primal Trader has been reduced in patch 6.2

Item Old Cost New Cost
 Sorcerous Air  25x  Primal Spirit  15x  Primal Spirit
 Sorcerous Earth  25x  Primal Spirit  15x  Primal Spirit
 Sorcerous Water  25x  Primal Spirit  15x  Primal Spirit
 Sorcerous Fire  25x  Primal Spirit  15x  Primal Spirit
 Savage Blood  50x  Primal Spirit  25x  Primal Spirit
 Taladite Crystal  10x  Primal Spirit  5x  Primal Spirit
 War Paints  10x  Primal Spirit  5x  Primal Spirit
 Hexweave Cloth  10x  Primal Spirit  5x  Primal Spirit
 Gearspring Parts  10x  Primal Spirit  5x  Primal Spirit
 Burnished Leather  10x  Primal Spirit  5x  Primal Spirit
 Alchemical Catalyst  10x  Primal Spirit  5x  Primal Spirit
 Truesteel Ingot  10x  Primal Spirit  5x  Primal Spirit

Daily Cooldown for BoP crafting items have been doubled. Example, level 1 Jewelcrafting pre 6.2 would get 4x  Taladite Crystal. After patch 6.2 a level 1 Jewelcrafter will get 8x  Taladite Crystal. Level 700 Jewelcrafters go from 10x  Taladite Crystal -> 20x  Taladite Crystal.


Stage 2 Upgrades Cost Reduced (Remember these will be used multiple times to go from Stage 1 -> 4 in 6.2.)

AlchemyBlacksmithingEngineeringInscriptionJewelcraftingLeatherworkingTailoring

Rare-quality crafted gear now gives 10 skill points instead of 5.

Patch 6.2 Preview – To the Shipyard!

Originally Posted by Kaivax (Official Post)
Patch 6.2 Preview – To the Shipyard!

In World of Warcraft Patch 6.2, you’ll oversee your Garrison’s first new major construction project—and take command of your forces in a whole new theater of war. In order to push back against the twisted remnants of the Iron Horde, you’ll need to expand your operations to the shore and set your sights on the seas between you and the mysterious Tanaan Jungle. To do that, you’ll need a Shipyard.


Alliance Shipyard

The Shipyard is a new building available to all Garrison commanders who have reached level 100 and improved their Garrison to level 3—and after you travel to the Iron Docks and discover just how dire the naval situation is, you’ll want to make your Shipyard a top priority. As soon as you return to your Garrison, you’ll be able to raise a level 1 Shipyard and begin construction on your first ocean vessel immediately.


Horde Shipyard

Your Fledgling Fleet

In war, you need soldiers to fight on the front lines—with that in mind, your first ship will be the mighty Troop Transport, a vessel designed to help you tackle a variety of seafaring threats. This stalwart ship will help you initiate combat, and will serve as the backbone of your fleet as you’re getting your feet wet.

Ships are managed much like Garrison Followers. You’ll send your ships on naval missions, and each naval mission will present a new set of challenges for you to counter with your ships’ abilities. Some of the new abilities include Salty Crew (improves success chance by 10%), Unsinkable (shields the ship from a fatal shot), and Trained Shark Tank—because navigating through mine-studded waters is no problem when you have trained sharks on your side.

And guns. The sharks have guns.

Setting a Course

Just as your Followers need Garrison Resources to operate, your ships will require Oil. Collect enough Oil to send your ships on many naval missions, and you’ll unlock the level 2 and level 3 Shipyard, allowing you to maintain more ships and take on more naval missions.

There’s oil on Draenor! And as fate would have it, it’s mainly to be found in Tanaan, where the enemy has been collecting the precious substance for a while now. They’ll have to be relieved of it in some way or another . . . and that’s where you come in. Your ships need oil. Your entire war effort now depends on it.


Naval warfare to take place precisely right there!

Your ships also come with equipment, and how you use it will play a key role in your success on the high seas. For example, a ship with a Gyroscopic Internal Stabilizer can deal with Chaotic Whirlpools by staying upright and stable. A ship with a Food Storage Bay has additional space for stashing extra supplies, and is therefore better at taking on longer naval missions.

Your ships can be manned by a specific crew, and the composition of the crew helps determine your results and rewards. For example, a goblin crew increases the gold gained from the mission; a night elf crew reduces mission time; and a human crew increases your success chance.


A tauren crew is sturdy—and rewards a 50% experience bonus.

The high seas are filled with threats, and they won’t be easy to deal with. Take too much of a risk on a naval mission, and you could lose your vessels and all of the time and resources they represent. You’ll want to pay close attention to which ships counter which threats. For example:

  • Submarines move silently underwater, sneaking up on unsuspecting ships.
  • Destroyers counter Submarines with Depth Charges.
  • Battleships fire long-range artillery to sink enemies such as Destroyers.
  • Carriers deploy bombers to attack Battleships from the air.

First Look: Ships


Alliance and Horde Destroyers


Alliance and Horde Submarines


Alliance and Horde Carriers


Alliance and Horde Battleships


Alliance and Horde Transports

Want to get a better look at the next patch for yourself? Join us on the Patch 6.2 Public Test Realm, and share your thoughts and opinions on everything coming to World of Warcraft in our PTR General Discussion forum. If you find a bug while testing, let us know about it in our PTR Bug Report forum.

See you at sea!

 

Patch 6.2 – Armor Preview

Originally Posted by Blizzard
The drums of war beat within the fel halls of Hellfire Citadel, even as the Horde and Alliance continue to clash on the fields of battle. Great rewards await those who would face the dangers within the dark heart of Tanaan Jungle, as well as those who take part in the never-ending battle between Azeroth’s warring factions.

With a new PvP season ahead and a new raid on the horizon, it’s time to unveil the Tier 18 PvE armor sets and the Warlords Season 2 PvP sets!


Death Knight : Demongaze Armor

Druid: Oathclaw Wargarb


Hunter: Battlegear of the Savage Hunt

Mage: Raiment of the Arcane Conclave


Monk: Battlewrap of the Hurricane’s Eye

Paladin: Watch of the Ceaseless Vigil

Priest: Attire of Piety


Rogue: Felblade Armor


Shaman: Embrace of the Living Mountain


Warlock: Deathrattle Regalia


Warrior: Battlegear of Iron Wrath

Dev Watercooler – Itemization in 6.2

Originally Posted by Systems Design Team (Official Post)
Dev Watercooler – Itemization in 6.2

In World of Warcraft Patch 6.2, we’re making some changes to our Raid itemization with the goal of improving the Personal Loot experience, creating more interesting distinctions among items, and providing rewards that more closely reflect the challenge players face to earn them.

Personal Loot Improvements

The Personal Loot system offers several advantages to certain group types, but there are still several areas where we think we can make improvements. Our goals with Personal Loot going forward are threefold:

  • Make Personal Loot more consistent and rewarding.
  • Bring Personal Loot up to be competitive with Group Loot, so players who prefer Personal Loot receive rewards comparable to those you get from groups using Master Loot or Need/Greed.
  • Celebrate rewarding Personal Loot within the group in a way that captures the excitement of receiving rewards in Group Loot.

First, rather than treating loot chances independently for each player—sometimes yielding only one or even zero items for a group—we’ll use a system similar to Group Loot to determine how many items a boss will award based on eligible group size. As a result, groups will receive a much more predictable number of drops when they defeat a boss. In addition, set items will reliably drop in Personal Loot, just like they do in Group Loot today. The end result is that groups using Personal Loot will acquire their 2- and 4-piece set bonuses at around the same time as groups using Group Loot acquire theirs.

We’re also increasing the overall rate of reward for Personal Loot, giving players more items overall to offset the fact that Personal Loot rewards can’t be distributed among group members. We know that finding that one awesome specific trinket to round out your gear set can be difficult with Personal Loot, and this should help increase your odds.

Finally, the most visible change is the new Personal Loot UI. Part of the fun of raiding is progressing and improving as a group, not just as an individual. The previous Personal Loot system celebrated your own rewards, but would bury what your groupmates received in the chat log. However, the moment when your friend finally wins that long sought-after sword can be just as important to you as that moment you won your boots—and we wanted the game to help you celebrate it, too. Now when you loot an item, everyone in your group will see what you won!

These Personal Loot improvements aren’t limited to Hellfire Citadel—we’re updating all of our Draenor dungeons, including Mythic dungeons, to use the same system.

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Loot distribution underway here

Secondary Stats

In the early days of World of Warcraft, Raid bosses didn’t have that many items to drop—there were only 150 items in all of Molten Core, and more than half of those were set items. This small amount of total gear in a Raid meant there might only have been one or two items per slot in an entire tier that were appropriate for your class—and if you were a Hunter or a Shaman in a place like Molten Core, that meant your only option for a belt in the entire Raid zone was your class set piece. On top of that, if an item wasn’t class restricted, it was shared between many other specializations with wildly different ideas of which stats were good or bad. When very few items were available to fill any given slot, the desire to make sure they were useful for many specs led us to keep from straying too far from a 50/50 split on secondary stats.

…we’ve decided to shake things up with how secondary stats appear on Raid loot in this patch.

As the game has evolved, we’ve increased the number of items that bosses drop per kill, as well as the variety of items they drop. We’ve made secondary stats more competitive with one another, and we’ve reduced the frequency of oddball items that were only useful to a few classes. This made more items useful to more people, but eroded the distinction and sense of identity that items held in the past. Too rare became the situation where you knew for sure that this drop was your awesome piece of equipment, and that feeling of finding a truly special item came less often than we would have liked.

To help bolster that sense of excitement, we’ve decided to shake things up when it comes to how secondary stats appear on Raid loot in this patch. Inside Hellfire Citadel, you’ll see a wider range of high and low secondary stat values on items than you have in a long time. Alongside some tuning adjustments that should ensure your attuned stats are the right choice, this change should also make it easier for you to identify which items are good for you in a more interesting way than just “equip the highest Item Level.” Our goal is to help make Hellfire Citadel Raid items more distinct and meaningful to you, and we hope you’ll let us know how things feel once you start collecting your new gear.

Item Level Ramp

As this expansion has progressed, it’s become increasingly apparent that there is a mismatch between challenge and reward for guilds that delve deep into large Raid zones. When the Item Level for rewards across a given difficulty of a zone is flat, a caster staff from Heroic Imperator Mar’gok is largely equal in power to one from Heroic Tectus, despite Mar’gok being the far more challenging boss. We often see and hear about guilds killing a late-zone boss like Blast Furnace for the first time, only to disenchant most of the drops because everyone already has loot from earlier bosses in those slots. On top of that, many guilds move on to higher difficulties before they fully complete a difficulty, because Heroic Darmac loot is stronger than Normal Blackhand loot—and you can get it for much less effort.

To address this, we are structuring Hellfire Citadel so that the Item Level of the loot awarded by bosses increases as players proceed deeper into the zone, culminating in Archimonde—providing both the ultimate challenge and the ultimate reward.

… it feels good to get higher-level items as you progress through a zone.

We’re doing this for a few reasons. First, it feels good to get higher-level items as you progress through a zone. One of the more prominent pieces of feedback we got about Blackrock Foundry was that it felt unrewarding for challenging bosses like Iron Maidens to drop loot that was just as good as—or possibly worse than—Gruul’s.

This also breaks up where your best items are in a good way. The power of the items that you can get in a particular slot will differ based on how far through the zone you are. The best boots for you will likely be different if you are on Normal Gorefiend than they would be if you’re on Heroic Mannoroth, which would be different than if you’re on Mythic Iron Reaver, and so on.


We can’t overstate how much we appreciate your feedback on topics like this, especially when you’ve taken the time to join us on the Patch 6.2 PTR and experienced the changes for yourself. As always, everyone’s encouraged to join us and other testers in the 6.2 PTR Discussion forum as we prepare to unleash Hellfire.

 

Patch 6.2 Preview—Bonus Events and Adventure Guide

Originally Posted by Rygarius (Official Post)
Patch 6.2 Preview—Bonus Events and Adventure Guide

As development continues on Patch 6.2, we’re excited to share some additional information on two new upcoming features—Bonus Events and the new Adventure Guide.

Bonus Events

The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of seven different activities, currently scheduled to run from Friday through Monday of each week. 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 (located in the upper right-hand corner of the mini-map) can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule. The Adventure Guide—discussed in detail below—will also offer a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests.

Timewalking—The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King

The schedule will feature two different Timewalking Bonus Events, each themed around an expansion: The Burning Crusade or Wrath of the Lich King. Your character’s level and gear scales down to the dungeon at Heroic difficulty, but the loot you receive is scaled back up, making it a great way to gear up characters as well as receive cool items for transmogrification. Completing three Timewalking dungeons as a part of a quest during the event awards a Seal for an extra bonus roll, which isn’t counted toward the weekly cap of three seals. Learn more about the Timewalking Bonus Event in our Patch 6.2 Preview – Timewalking.

Draenor Dungeons

While this Bonus Event is active, defeating enemies in any Draenor dungeon will award reputation with an appropriate faction. Completing two Mythic-difficulty Warlords dungeons as a part of a quest during the event awards a Heroic Hellfire Citadel Raid cache.

Battlegrounds

During the Battlegrounds Bonus Event, you’ll earn triple Honor points from random Battlegrounds. Completing the event quest by winning a few random Battlegrounds awards 500 Conquest Points, which do not count toward the weekly Conquest cap.

Arena Skirmishes

You’ll earn triple Honor points from random Arena Skirmish matches during this event. A quest to win several random Arena Skirmish matches will award 500 Conquest Points, which do not count toward the weekly Conquest cap.

Apexis

If you’re trying to stock up on Apexis Crystals, you’ll be able to gain triple the amount from eligible creatures during this Bonus Event. Completing three area assault objectives during the event awards a sizable amount of Oil to fuel new Naval Missions as a part of your Shipyard. (More information on this new resource will be covered in a future Shipyards and Naval Missions preview.)

Pet Battles

During Pet Battle Bonus Events, you’ll be able to take your pets out for a little exercise and earn triple pet experience from battles. Winning five PvP Pet Battles as a part of a quest during the event awards the player with an Ultimate Battle-Training Stone that instantly levels a pet to 25.

 


 

Adventure Guide

Patch 6.2 also introduces the Adventure Guide, which acts as a landing page of sorts for our other in-game Journals, and makes it easier than ever to find content and activities that are relevant to your character.

…the Adventure Guide, which acts as a landing page of sorts for our other in-game Journals…

The Adventure Guide suggests content based on a number of factors, such as character level, item level, quest progress, achievements, and more. The Guide is fully interactive, allowing players to accept relevant quests or search for a group via Group Finder with a single click.

 

More Patch 6.2 Info

You can help test our new Bonus Events and the Adventure Guide on the Patch 6.2 PTR. Note that availability to test this content may be limited to certain time frames. Learn more about the upcoming Patch 6.2 and how to participate on the PTR in the 6.2 PTR Patch Notes.

Scalped Blizzcon Tickets on eBay & You

Blizzcon 2015 ticket will soon be sold out, including the benefit dinner tickets. There are many people looking for other means to get tickets, here are some quick precautions you should take if you decide to buy from scalpers on eBay.

  • eBay Buyer Protection is only valid for 45 days after the purchase.
  • Sellers need to follow these guidelines when selling tickets on eBay. “I agree not to sell, trade, produce, or advertise tickets that I do not have in my possession.” (Sellers do not have these tickets in hand.)
  • If you are buying a scalped benefit dinner ticket, keep in mind….

    “Tickets to charity events
    The sale of tickets to charity events is allowed on eBay. However, for major charity events where 50% or more of the proceeds will be dedicated to charity, sellers must donate at least 20% of the final sale price of the listing to a charity of their choice through eBay Giving Works. Sellers of tickets for these events need to be registered with eBay Giving Works. 1-day and 3-day listings are not allowed. ”
    (Highly doubt that these sellers of the benefit tickets will be donating any money to a charity.)

  • Technically, I believe it’s not in terms of eBay to sell a ticket so far in advance of the event. (Someone help confirm for me please.)

What does this all mean? If you buy a ticket from eBay now, there is no way eBay can dispute the purchase since you wouldn’t be able to get the ticket till November anyways. Sellers can change the name on the ticket after you purchase, but never let you know.

Be VERY careful! Look at the sellers rating and check their previous sales.

**If you do end up getting scammed outside the 45 day eBay Buyer Protection, you can use http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx in hopes of getting your money back.

Consider using www.LFBlizzCon.com (Run by Elvine) for FACE VALUE ticket resales.

Patch 6.2 Preview – Timewalking

Originally Posted by Kaivax (Official Post)
Patch 6.2 Preview – Timewalking

As we get started testing Patch 6.2 on our public test realms, we’re looking forward to discussing all of the new features and content coming to World of Warcraft. First up, we’re excited to present Timewalking.

In Patch 6.2, we’re introducing seven different weekend events that will run from noon Friday through noon Monday every week. Two of those events will be Timewalking weekends, in which you’ll be able to queue up for a randomly selected old-school dungeon with a new sort of “heroic” difficulty: When you Timewalk these dungeons, you’ll find that your character’s power and gear has been scaled down to a fraction of what they normally are. For the first time in years, some dungeons you outgrew long ago will once more put your skills to the test.

A good challenge deserves a good reward, so to go along with scaling you down, we’re going through most every piece of loot in each Timewalker dungeon and scaling it up. That’s right, when you Timewalk through Utgarde Pinnacle, take down King Ymiron, and loot his Red Sword of Courage, it will scale up to an item level appropriate for use at your level.


Courage comes in several shades of red.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll test Timewalking on the PTR in the following dungeons:

Timewalking will be available to characters who are level 71 and higher for Burning Crusade content, and level 81 and up for Wrath of the Lich King dungeons. It will open up only during certain three-day-long weekend holidays. While Timewalking, your power will be adjusted down to the level of the Heroic dungeon, but you’ll retain all of your skills and talents. We will also be testing additional rewards, such as a level 100 quest that rewards one Seal of Tempered Fate per weekend, so keep an eye on the in-game calendar.


Patch 6.2 PTR testing is underway! You can get started testing with us by copying your character and downloading the PTR client. Once you’ve had a chance to try out the patch, visit our PTR Discussion forum to talk about your experiences. To report any issues or errors, use the in-game Submit Bug feature (found underGame Menu > Help > Submit Bug) or visit the PTR Bug Report forum.

 

WoW Token Overview

WoW Token – Coming April 7

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Post)
WoW Token – Coming April 7

Update: The WoW Token will be going live in the Americas region (North America, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand) on April 7 when maintenance concludes, at approximately 10 a.m. PDT. The WoW Token will be available for $20 USD/$25 AUD from the in-game Shop, and will be set at a starting price of 30,000 gold in the Auction House across the Americas region. From that point forward, the gold price will automatically fluctuate based on player supply and demand. To start we’ll be limiting the number of Token purchases to 10 within a 30-day period, but this limit may be adjusted over time. While Tokens will be available immediately from the Shop, please note that there may be a delay before Tokens put up for sale on the Auction House become available for purchase with gold.

We’ll announce additional regional details closer to the launch of the WoW Token in other regions.

The recently announced WoW Token is currently in testing on the PTR, and is slated for launch some time after the March 24 release of Patch 6.1.2. In the meantime, we wanted to share some additional details about the Token, including regional pricing information and more on our global rollout plans.

WoW Token Rollout
We’ll begin rolling out the WoW Token in the weeks following Patch 6.1.2’s release, starting with the Americas game region (including realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America) and then expanding to other game regions in the weeks after that. Launching the Token once Patch 6.1.2 has been live for a while will help us ensure the foundation for the feature is solid, and kicking things off with a single region is the best way for us to ensure everything’s going smoothly before launching worldwide. We’ll provide further updates on timing as we get closer to the Token’s launch in each region.

Region-wide Exchange
As discussed in our original announcement, each game region (Americas, Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China) will have its own shared WoW Token exchange. When the rollout begins in the Americas game region, players in North America, Latin America, and Oceania will all be able to purchase a WoW Token from the in-game Shop. In the Americas game region, the price of a Token will be $20 USD (or roughly equivalent in each local currency). We’ll share additional regional pricing details as we get closer to launch.

Once purchased, a Token can then be put up for sale in a region-wide exchange via a new Game Time tab in the Auction House. (Note that while you’ll see the new Game Time tab in that auction house with the launch of Patch 6.1.2, it won’t be active until the WoW Token launches in your region.) While the rest of the Auction House will remain realm-based, a region-wide WoW Token exchange will provide the largest possible pool of prospective buyers and ensures everyone has access to a vibrant, active Token marketplace. In the Americas, Europe, Korea, and Taiwan, players who purchase a WoW Token from the Auction House will be able to redeem it for 30 days of game time.

Going for Gold
Because the Token exchange has to start somewhere, we will be setting the initial gold value of the WoW Token ourselves. The starting gold value in each region will be based on several factors, including regional in-game economies, but ultimately our goal is to select a fair and reasonable starting price. After that, the Token’s gold value will be determined dynamically based primarily on player supply and demand. Simply put, if more WoW Tokens are being listed than are being purchased, the price will automatically drift downward over time. If people are purchasing Tokens from the Auction House faster than they’re being put up for sale, then prices will go up accordingly. As a reminder, to help make sure players can trade WoW Tokens confidently, once a Token sells, the seller will receive the amount of gold they were quoted at the time they listed their Token.

We know a lot of you are excited to exchange a WoW Token or two, and we’re looking forward to making the feature available in the near future. We’ll provide additional updates on the rollout of the WoW Token feature soon.

 

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