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After many grueling bouts in the Arenas and Battlegrounds, the time has nearly come to see who will reign supreme in this action-packed PvP season. Prepare to fight your last battles, and remember—to the victors go the spoils! Arena a...
Published Sep 30, 2014
You’ve been beaten and bloodied, laser beamed and chomped, and you’ve certainly earned the opportunity to take a breather. The current season of Brawler’s Guild is coming to a close once Patch 6.0.2 goes live, but you’ll be back ...
Published Sep 29, 2014
We proudly present the epic conclusion to Blizzard Entertainment’s animated lore miniseries Lords of War! Watch the tale of draenei champion Vindicator Maraad, and then catch the entire series to learn about some of the other major pla...
Published Sep 26, 2014
In the upcoming pre-Warlords of Draenor content patch, we’re adding a new feature that allows players to undelete characters. But before you delete that character, there are a few limitations we want you to let you to know about first....
Published Sep 25, 2014
In this series of blog posts, we’re giving you a much closer look at how Garrisons are shaping up and how you can expect to interact with them in Warlords of Draenor. This second installment maps out the buildings that make up a fully ...
Published Sep 25, 2014
Download the latest PTR (requires another WoW-like sized installed) and play with most of the new features in Warlords. New models, toy box, class changes, etc.

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 o 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 ...
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