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Upcoming Pets and Mounts Sneak Peek

A new set of pets and mounts will make their way to WoW via things such as Blizzcon 2015, the ingame store and the WoW: Legion collector’s edition. Blizzard released a preview of what they’re going to look like!

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Upcoming Pets and Mounts Sneak Peek

Check out our sneak peek of some of the future pets and mounts that will be making their way into Azeroth.

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Patch 6.2.2 PTR Patch Notes

The PTR has been updated to patch 6.2.2, which brings along some new rewards for Timewalking dungeons and new holiday content. You can check out the full patch notes here.

One thing to note is that the PTR with flying was originally tagged 6.2.1 likely meaning that we’ll have to wait another few weeks for flying in Draenor to hit the live servers.

Once patch 6.2 releases you’ll find 3 new factions to gain reputation with. Leveling them up can be done through a combination of daily/weekly quests and farming mobs. You will need to get revered with each of these factions to be able to unlock flying in Draenor.

Remember that this is PTR content and anything (especially values) can change.

The 3 new reputations are:

  • Hand of the Prophet / Vol’jin’s Headhunters (Your faction’s reputation)
  • Order of the Awakened
  • Saberstalkers

Each faction gives you access to the usual mounts, pets and other fun stuff. However you will definitely want to get honored with your faction’s reputation as it unlocks the blueprints for one of the ships in the Shipyard: the Battleship.

Hand of the Prophet / Vol’jin’s Headhunters

This faction has multiple rewards for you, some of which more important than others.

To gain reputation with this faction you’ll have to do the dailies available in your outpost in Tanaan. Note that after you complete the daily Tanaan Jungle apexis quest, a second set of dailies becomes available. These daily quests will take you into Tanaan Jungle and it will all go quite smoothly, just do some dailies and earn rewards! You’ll earn about 1250 reputation per day, if you have the reputation bonus from the Trading Post this will of course increase. You can find the quartermaster in your Tanaan outpost.

On top of the dailies you’ll also earn reputation through doing the new garrison campaign quests in Tanaan Jungle. Each week there will be a relatively small quest chain for you to do. These earn you anywhere from 700 reputation to 2500 reputation. This means that you should have your Battleship within about a week!

Although not actually related to this reputation, the vendor also offers an item to increase your garrison cache capacity to 1000 resources instead of 500!

 

Order of the Awakened

This new costume only costs you 50000 apexis crystals! A bargain right?

The Order of the Awakened is quite interested in Apexis Crystals, but they also offer rewards that you can buy with gold. Some of the more interesting items are:

To earn reputation with the Order of the Awakened you can do a daily quest, which requires you to collect 10 items that can be looted from rare mobs and treasures. This daily will earn you 1500 rep per day. You can find the quartermaster in your Tanaan outpost.  The second way of gaining reputation is by farming mobs in the Ruins of Kra’nak. The non-elite mobs will give you 10 reputation per mob (12 with trading post) and the elite mobs will give you 25 reputation (30 with trading post).

Saberstalkers

The Saberstalkers have a currency of their own: Blackfang Claw. This reputation revolves around killing Saberon in the Fang’rila area to the south of the faction outposts. You’ll find the quartermaster at the entrance to Fang’rila. This faction offers not one, but two mounts. Other than that the main item you’ll be interested in is the Saberstalker Teachings: Trailblazer which increases your mount speed by 15% in Tanaan Jungle.

To earn reputation with the Saberstalkers you can complete a weekly quest that rewards 3500 reputation. You’ll need to buy 3 challenge totems from the reptuation vendor, costing a total of 40 Blackfang Claws. These totems allow you to summon the 3 elites you need to beat for your quest.

The other way to earn reputation with this faction is to simply kill the Saberon in Fang’rila. You’ll earn 25 reputation per regular elite mob and 500 reputation per rare elite. This works well because either way you’re going to need to kill some Saberon to get the 40 Blackfang Claws for the weekly quest.

Lastly, there is a toy you can get for free by talking to Skoller, who sits next to the Saberstalker Quartermaster. When you do, you’ll get Skoller’s Bag of Squirrel Treats.

 

Medallion of the Legion

When you’re in Tanaan Jungle you’re likely to come across icons on your map that indicate events. These are 4 in total and the event makes way for a rare elite. This mob has a chance to drop the Medallion of the Legion, which you might remember from our apexis crystal guide. This increases your reputation with all Draenor factions by 1000. Giving you an additional boost.

Warlords Season 1 Ending Soon

The end of the PvP season has just been announced, another indication that patch 6.2 will reach the live servers in 2-3 weeks time!

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Warlords Season 1 Ending Soon

After an in intense season of conflict in Arenas and Battlegrounds, the time is coming soon to see who has climbed to the top of the PvP ranks. Prepare to fight your last battles of this season, and remember—there is no substitute for victory!

With the upcoming release of Patch 6.2, the Arena and Rated Battlegrounds Warlords Season 1 will be ending. Once the patch is live, we’ll begin a roughly two-week process to determine end-of-season reward eligibility.

All players who believe that they may have qualified for Warlords Season 1 awards should note the following:

  • In order to ensure you receive your award(s), please refrain from transferring your character(s) to another realm or faction until after Warlords Season 1 has ended.
  • Warlords Season 1 titles and mounts will be awarded approximately two weeks after the season ends.

Conquest Points will be converted to Honor Points at the end of the season, and any Honor above 4,000 will be converted to in-game currency at a rate of 35 silver per point. A few other things to keep in mind once the season has ended:

  • The Honor cap will remain at 4,000.
  • Warlords Season 1 items with rating requirements will no longer be available for purchase.
  • Rated Battleground and Arena matches will not be available during the break between seasons.
  • We will confirm the start date of the forthcoming Warlords Season 2 in a post here in the weeks to come.

In war, you win or lose, live or die—and the difference is but an eyelash. To the battlefield!

Raid Testing Schedule – June 10

Meanwhile some final testing is being done..

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We are aiming to get a new build onto the PTR on Tuesday, and will be using Wednesday, June 10, to revisit a couple of Mythic encounters in the new build. As is always the case with PTR raid testing, it is quite possible that there will be technical or gameplay issues that disrupt our plans. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Each encounter should be available at approximately the listed times below on all PTR servers.

Wednesday, June 10

Kormrok – Mythic Hellfire Citadel
13:30 PDT (16:30 EDT, 22:30 CEST)

Tyrant Velhari – Mythic Hellfire Citadel
15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT, 24:00 CEST)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a PTR environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the boss being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.

Important Testing Notes

Q: How do I get into the raid zone?

A: In Stormwind, Orgrimmar, and your garrison, you may speak to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade in order to teleport into the raid zone while it is open for testing. (The option to teleport into a zone will not be available when the zone is not open for testing.) You can also teleport to Tanaan and just walk in the standard entrance.

Q: How long does testing last?

A: The primary purpose of testing is to give us the information we need to balance the encounters, evaluate how mechanics are playing out in practice, and identify bugs. Once we’re satisfied that we’ve received that information for a given boss, we’ll be shutting down testing. Usually this takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, but there are no guarantees.

It looks like the PTR testing is heading towards it’s final phase. Zorbix just posted on twitter:

“We’ve reached a point in 6.2 testing where going forward, builds deployed to PTR are going to be flagged as “release” versions.”

This makes an end of June / start of July release a lot more likely.

Since the last time we looked at Timewalker dungeons, the health of the mobs has been increased but the damage they do still seems low. The timewalker dungeons are now inactive, but once they open for testing we’ll check them out again to see if the difficulty has been tuned more.

What are Timewalker dungeons?

One of the features coming in patch 6.2 is the Timewalker event. It’s one of 7 possible weekend events. One is for The Burning Crusade, and one is for Wrath of the Lich King. During the event there is a quest you can do to get 1 extra raid loot bonus roll coin that does not count towards the 3 per week cap. To get this you will have to do 5 random Timewalker dungeons. You can pick up this quest in your garrison.

Other than the quest the bosses also drop timewalker items that look like their original TBC/WotLK counterparts. These have the “timewarped” tag. At level 100 these have an item level of 660. If you do the timewalker dungeons as a level 90, these will have a 463 item level. You’ll be able to do timewalker dungeons if your level is atleast as high as the original dungeon’s requirement. This means level 70 for TBC timewalking and level 80 for WotLK timewalking. The item level of the loot will adjust to your level when it drops.