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Warcraft Trading Post is Back Online – Sort Of …

Warcraft Trading Post
Dust Bunnies (or dust bunnies) are small clumps of dust that form under furniture and in corners that are not cleaned regularly.

I’ve changed hosting companies and have encountered a few issues recovering my website. Specifically there’s about ten years worth of entries making the site file sizes quite large. Much larger than what can easily be recovered, apparently.

So after a couple of days trying to find a work-around to the situation I’ve finally reconciled myself that it’s pretty hopeless and I’ll have to either start from scratch or take what I’ve got and move on.

Luckily, I did have an export file of all my previous post here but it only imported the text so while I have the images that we’re attached to those post – they aren’t showing in the post anymore. I’ll have to edit each and every single post in order to fix the missing images — sad face. But I think at this point I’m just happy to have anything because not all my sites we’re even this lucky.

OK so let’s be honest, WTP (Warcraft Trading Post) has been over run with more than a few dust bunnies! Many of my guides are either very outdated or just plain defunct now especially with all the other great WoW sites out there offering bigger and better versions of basically the same information.

Maybe, just maybe, not being able to do a full recovery is a good thing. Because now I’ll HAVE TO do some cleaning up!! Stay tuned …

 

World of Warcraft 8.0 | Q&A Panel Highlights

World of Warcraft 8.0 | Q&A Panel Highlights
Battle for Azeroth Sylvanas and Anduin

Developers said they didn’t want players to feel forced to delete characters on the realms they play on just to make a new character once they’d unlocked their new allies. So, there will be six additional slots with Battle for Azeroth to accommodate the Allied Races. No word yet on if they’re also going to raise the character limit — at present, the character limit is 50.

Question was asked, is the backpack going to get any updates? “We are very close to allowing you to slightly increase your backpack size.” In a future patch, if you have an authenticator attached to your account, your backpack size will increase.

Developers confirmed Battle For Azeroth would mimic how Legion allowed players to unlock flying. Flight will not be allowed at launch, but like Legion, will be unlocked later in the expansion.

Question was asked, will our friends list be updated, it is currently capped at 200. Yes but theres no timeline as far when to expect this update. Increasing the cap will require work from every game connected to Battle.net. It’s a concerted effort issue.

Developers said Worgen and Goblin models are being worked on, but will not be live for patch 8.0.

Question was asked, will the new race transmog armor sets be able to be worn on other characters? For example can the new Nightborne armor be worn on a Blood Elf? Answer was simply, No.

MORE Q & A
http://blizzardwatch.com/2017/11/04/blizzcon-2017-wow-qa-live-blog/

BETA sign-up is open!
https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/battle-for-azeroth

World of Warcraft 8.0 | What’s New

BATTLE FOR AZEROTH

6 zones on 2 NEW continents:
Kul Tiras: Home of the most powerful Navy on Azeroth. By nature monster hunters Kul Tiras is ruled by 4 houses who have issues of their own including invading pirates. Made of up 3 zones Stormsong Valley, Tiragarde Sound, and Drustvar.

Zandalar: An old civilization of trolls who were forced to adapt to island life and have since mastered the sea. They now have a Navy that rivals if not surpasses the human Navy. It’s ruled by King Rastakhan and is also made up of 3 new zones, Nazmir, Vol’dun, and Zuldazar. Note: Nazmir has a quest line with Loa, AND a frog mount!

We’ll be leveling to level 120 where an epic “War Campaign” becomes available as well as new world quest and emissaries.

NEW RACES

We’ll be questing to bring new ally races into the faction(s) eventually opening that new race up “to play” starting at level 20.

Character Boost will be available however if you level these new 6 allied races yourself you will unlock a level 110 (universal) Heritage Armor for transmog.

Alliance: Void Elves, Lightforged Draenei, and Dark Iron Dwarves
New Alliance Races

Horde: Nightborne, Highmountain Tauren, and Zandalari Trolls
New Horde Races

LEVELING IMPROVEMENTS

Scaling is coming to all of Azeroth with some exceptions. Some zones will have level ranges with caps. For example new characters shouldn’t venture out past their starter zones without danger. So starter zones which will be capped at a maximum level, but lower than the current 110. Examples: Westfall 10-60 and Tirisfal Glades 10-60.

Expansion zones will also be flexible allowing you to choose which expansion you want to level through. This applies to dungeons and rewards along the way. These changes will be BEGINNING in 7.3.5!

– Outland 60-80
– Northrend 60-80
– Cataclysm 80-90
– Mist of Pandaria 80-90

HEART OF AZEROTH

A gift from Azeroth herself, an artifact quality medallion replacing the current artifact weapons. The medallion will adsorb Azerite which in turns unlocks latent properties of the armor collected as we journey through this new expansion.

ISLAND EXPEDITIONS

Exploring uncharted isles across the Great Sea will lead to Horde and Alliance skirmishing over resources. These will be 3 player cooperative game play (scenarios??) where you must complete varied and dynamic objectives against advanced AI opponents. However, a 3 vs 3 player PVP option will be available.

WARFRONTS

The battle for Azeroth is taking place in large scale battles on the home-front. This is the fight we need to win, the reason for the all the resources and new alliances. This is a PVE 20 player cooperative raid versus NPC armies reminiscent of Warcraft 2-3.

Lead an alliance expedition force into enemy lands securing an outpost, building your base, upgrading your building, training troops, building an army and then leading them further into enemy territory and crushing the enemy!

PVP UPDATES

New Arenas: Tiragarde and Zuldazar these 2 new arenas can be found in the new zones.

New battleground: Seething Shore can be found off the coast of Silithus. Fighting over Azerite nodes popping up all around the map. PREVIEW coming in 7.3.5!

The old World PVP ruleset changes are being made to update to reflect today’s players. Removing the server lock for PVE or PVP, giving individuals the option to change to PVP. There will be bonuses for those who switch to PVP while questing and leveling.

DUNGEONS

10 New Dungeons coming with this expansion with four in Kul Tiras and four in Zandalari. All are available to both factions at level 120.

Freehold, located in Tiragarde Sound.
Atal’Dazar, located in Zuldazar.
Tol Dagor, located off the coast of Kul Tiras.
Waycrest Manor, located in Drustvar.
Shrine of the Storm, located in Stormsong Valley.
Siege of Boralus, located Tiragarde’s capital city, Boralus.
Temple of Sethraliss, located in Vol’dun.
The Underrot, located in Nazmir.
King’s Rest, located within Atal’Dazar.
Kezan, those greedy little goblins!

Mythic Keystones are here to stay. They will be making UI improvements for finding mythic groups a bit easier. However NO mention of making them queue-able, so don’t count on that.

RAID

Uldir, Halls of Control features 8 bosses inside this Titan quarantine facility which has been shut down for thousands of years.

AND yes, we will eventually be facing off against Queen Azshara.

New Mounts Coming in Patch 7.3

Patch 7.2 is bringing a bunch of new mounts!

My most FAV has to be the Lucid Nightmare which is the newest puzzle related mount. You can find several guides to help you get this mount for yourself on the web and/or YouTube.

7.3 Shadows of Argus Mount Guide >> Written Guide

TradeChat presents 28 (or more) NEW MOUNTS in 7.3

What was the last mount you collected? Comment below and let me know. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter & Facebook =}

New Toys Coming in Patch 7.3

Patch 7.3 brings with it several new toys that will be available from killing Argus rares.

  • All-Seer’s Eye   Summon the Eye of the All-Seer, allowing the caster to see through the target’s eyes and offer insights to the target for 1 min.
  • Baarut the Brisk   Summons a ridable spectral talbuk on Argus. This is a very, VERY fast mount.
  • Barrier Generator   Create a temporary barrier.
  • Blue Conservatory Scroll   Summon a blue rune of power above your head.
  • Crystalline Campfire   Ignite a campfire of crystals, allowing cooking.
  • Holy Lightsphere   Throw the sphere to a friendly player. If possible, they will automatically return it.
  • Legion Communication Orb   Allows you to see far into the distance and grants the ability to summon beacons there to attract Legion forces.
  • Micro-Artillery Controller   Summon and control a Felburst Micro-Artillery.
  • Red Conservatory Scroll   Summon a red rune of power above your head.
  • S.F.E. Interceptor   Summons a S.F.E. Interceptor and binds your vision to it. The Interceptor is slightly stealthed and moves very quickly, but is somewhat fragile
  • Sightless Eye   Makes you very difficult to detect for 10 min. Only usable on Argus and the Broken Isles.
  • Spire of Spite   Deploy a turret capable of annihilating nearby critters.
  • Yellow Conservatory Scroll   Summon a yellow rune of power above your head.

Other New 7.3 Toys

Hearthstone Board Toy – Patch 7.3 – Alliance

Weapon and Shield Toys – Patch 7.3

Source:
http://www.wowhead.com/news=269080/collectors-update-mounts-battle-pets-toys-titles-of-patch-7-3-ptr-build-24727#toys
http://www.wowhead.com/news=266675/7-3-ptr-build-24473-new-items-hearthstation-transmog-legendary-follower-equipmen

Goodbye My Sweet Howl Bomb

PVP Pet Battle

Lot’s of changes coming to pet battles. I haven’t had time myself but I believe the changes can be tested right now on the beta or PTR. Personally I’m really interested in how we’ll be handling these changes especially for to the Pandaren Water Spirit. Whirlpool and Geyser will now share the same ability slot. SO no more Howl Bomb /cries.

You can read the up coming on the changes yourself in the blue post on the official World of Warcraft forums “Legion Pet Battle Tuning “.

What are you going to miss the most?

I’m super bummed about the changes to Graves as well. I only recently managed to get my Graves pet, free once you hit level 20 playing Heroes of the Storm. I had been told he was awesome in PVP pet battles which I had not had much luck winning at all!! So if like me, your still working on your PVP pet battle achievements I suggest taking advantage of Graves while you can! I’ve found I win 2 outta 3 battles using the following strategy.

PVP Team:
Fiendish Imp: Burn then Nether Gate.
Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling: Thunderbolt then Decoy.
Graves: Grave Destruction, Bonestorm, IF the current opponents pets is low health use Scull Toss till it dies. Rinse & Repeat.

FYI: Doing PVP pet battles currently counts towards the Draenor pet battle monument achievement too!

What PVP team have you found successful quite often?

One more thing, the Pet Charms awarded from completing the Draenor pet battle dailies are being reduced to roughly HALF of what’s being awarded now.

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