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Ars Brute Squad is a World of Warcraft guild for members of the ArsTechnica community. We do not recruit from outside our community. For more information, please see our Policies.
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As previously announced, we’ve been working toward connecting realms to increase the number of players on low-population realms. Here's a continuously updated list that contains currently planned connections, future plans, and complete...
Published Jul 25, 2014
Hidden away in the bowels of the Deeprun Tram and the dusty backstreets of Orgrimmar is the Brawler’s Guild, housed within the aptly named Bizmo’s Brawlpub on the Alliance and Brawl’gar Arena on the Horde. Being a member of this se...
Published Jul 25, 2014
viewer on our website has been once more updated, this time with the Undead Male model! Our art team and character artists worked themselves to the bone to recapture the creepy feel of the classic model and bring new (un) life to this s...
Published Jul 25, 2014
The Service Award ceremonies are an important Blizzard tradition that began in 1996. These ceremonies recognize the dedication and commitment demonstrated by those who help Blizzard create the most epic entertainment experiences...ever. ...
Published Jul 25, 2014
The Horde chopper is on its way, and you need to log in now to claim it! Your votes for Azeroth Choppers were counted, and one faction’s war cry roared loudest: the Horde bike will now be turned into a mount in World of Warcraft! Anyo...
Published Jul 25, 2014

Flex Raiding

Syrophenikan posted Wed at 15:01
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!
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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.

Donation Drive Complete!

Ghostti a posted Jan 2, 14
Well that was quick! We reached our goal of 1 year on Enjin and then some. That concludes donations for this drive. Thanks to all who donated!
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