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Published Sep 20, 2014
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Published Sep 19, 2014
Warning: Here be spoilers!* Go no further! Turn back now before it’s too late! You have been warned! The distant echoes of the Iron Horde’s war machine have already begun to reach the ears of Azeroth’s heroes. Soon, the journey in...
Published Sep 19, 2014
Before you can harbor any hope of defeating the Iron Horde, you must first understand what—and whom—you’re up against. Our five-part series Lords of War introduces you to some of the major players in the campaign on Draenor, contin...
Published Sep 19, 2014
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Published Sep 19, 2014

Looks like one week after Blizzcon, the new expansion for World of Warcraft is being release.  Warlords of Draenor release date is November 13th.

There will be pre expansion events.  We will also be able to run the new UBRS at level 90 for a limited time.  It will be interesting to see what loot drops from there.

Flex Raiding

Syrophenikan posted Jul 23, 14
Flex raiding is making a come back and there are plenty of people interested. Please sign up on the calendars to show interest, bring your alts, mains or whatever class you want provided it can do the content. This will be done in a more relaxed environment than progression.

Beta Begins!

Haman posted Jun 27, 14
The first wave of beta invites are going out, so check your email or page. This initial round is focused on veterans.

Good luck, we're all counting on you!
Check it out... 

Looks like their reasoning for retiring Amplify and shelving Readiness are great reasons, making the other stats have a specific benefit that's noticeable when stacked. However the new stat Versatility makes it seem like the secondary stats are getting saturated. Although I wonder if Versatility will eventually replace primary stats like int/agi/str on gear to make gear more homogeneous?

What are your thoughts?
Brehon Tank stats make no sense, retiring dodge and parry because they are useless for other raiders, makes some sense, but rep ...
kenada Versatility sounds similar to Determination in FF XIV. It’s an all around solid stat, but its higher item budget and t ...

The Warlords of Draenor Alpha Patch Notes have been posted. There have been some pretty fundamental changes for certain aspects of the game, depending on your chosen roles, plus a plethora of class changes. Be sure to check it out for a preview of what's to come for your characters. Analysis has probably already begun at your favorite class-specific haunts.
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