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Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft patch 6.0.2. Hotfixes are updates we make on our end without requiring you to download a new patch. Some of the hotfixes b...
Published Oct 21, 2014
We’re thrilled to announce that Metallica will be performing the closing concert at BlizzCon 2014, playing before a sold-out convention crowd on the night of November 8! If you didn’t score tickets to the show, don’t worry—you ca...
Published Oct 21, 2014
Observed by both the Horde and the Alliance, Hallow's End is a celebration of the break between the Forsaken and the Scourge. Many tricks and treats await adventurers seeking holiday fun, including defeating the Headless Horseman, visiti...
Published Oct 20, 2014
The various roads to BlizzCon 2014 all converge on one spot in Southern California, with action kicking off on October 31, 2014. Players now only have a few weeks to train for their ultimate test, and we want to make sure you know exactl...
Published Oct 20, 2014
This year’s BlizzCon online merchandise sale is underway! Starting today through November 11, BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket buyers can score some cool BlizzCon-premiere loot through the Blizzard Gear Store. Gearing Up for Bliz...
Published Oct 20, 2014
News

You are NOT prepared!

Valcourt posted Oct 13, 14
Patch 6.0.2 is live this week!  Prepare yourselves for lots of changes:

  • New Character Models
  • Class Changes
  • Stat Changes
  • Raid Difficulty Level Changes
  • New (old) 5-man Dungeon Upper Blackrock Spire!
  • Bag, Void Storage, and Bank Space Improvements
  • New Toy Box
  • Much more! - See MMO Champion for all the gory details.

If you are signed up for our first venture into Heroic (formerly normal) Siege of Orgrimmar, please make sure to update your addons and take a peak at the class transition guides posted on Icy Veins.

Entrails QQ to a macro spec. ...
Syrophenikan R.I.P DOT Snapshotting, I will miss you ;_;
With the 6.0 patch comes the change of a guaranteed weapon drop for your spec and first kill of Garrosh. We will be making the Prime raid Tuesday night run a raid for farming Garrosh weapons.

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.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/warlords-of-draenor/

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.

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