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Newsletter 12 Oct: Extended Maintenance for Pre-Patch!

Post by piwakawaka » October 12th, 2020, 5:43 pm

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October 2020
Year 6, Issue 40

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Hello, Readers.

It won't be too long after this is published that the pre-patch will be active. While you won't have a lot of time, don't forget to use any experience potions you might have. As per the blue post in our news segment, several of the potions will become grey items and no longer usable with the pre-patch.

I hope you all have a good week.


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Re: Newsletter 12 Oct: Extended Maintenance for Pre-Patch!

Post by piwakawaka » October 12th, 2020, 5:56 pm

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DONATION DRIVE
Plans may have changed but we have the official date for the pre-patch, even if we don't have a new Shadowlands release date. That means it's time to start wrapping up your efforts in Battle for Azeroth. It also means that BFA pets are going to be harder to come by as we move on from the areas we find them. At the end of each expansion, we like to host a big donation drive to stock up on the pets for future A3ers while we can. Many of these pets are available for minuscule amounts of gold even, so it's a great time for stocking up!
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We have an epic prize for this donation drive! The winner of this drive will earn:

$30.00
to spend at the Blizzard Gear Store!

Shipping & Handling covered in addition to the $30.00 prize.
International shipping OK!
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It's A Party!

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The A3 anniversary preparations have officially begun! Prizes and giveaways this year will vary as they did last year, including pets, mounts, toys, store goodies, rare items, and more. The deadline for all contributions will be November 20th. If you are interested in helping to farm or sponsor goodies for the anniversary celebrations please fill out the following form:

Volunteer Form

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Shop Updates: Appearance Change Service and Battle for Azeroth
With the release of the pre-expansion patch, players will be able to seek out a Barber Shop for a variety of character-customization options, including the ability to change your character’s gender, hair, facial features, and more. Due to this upcoming new in-game option, the Appearance Change service for Shadowlands has now been retired from the Blizzard Shop.
Battle for Azeroth Included In Your WoW Subscription

With the release of the Shadowlands pre-expansion patch, Battle for Azeroth will be included with your World of Warcraft subscription—no additional purchase required.

Read the original article here.
Shadowlands Pre-Expansion Patch Notes
The Shadowlands pre-expansion patch arrives to World of Warcraft on October 13!

Sylvanas Windrunner, fallen leader of the Horde, has pierced the veil between Azeroth and the realm of the dead, setting in motion a series of events that threaten to upset the cosmic balance between life and death. Azeroth’s heroes will confront the wonders and horrors of the afterlife as they deal with the consequences of Sylvanas’ actions.

You can find the Patch Notes here.
Save 30% on Select Game Services
It won’t be long until the journey into the Shadowlands begins, and beginning October 13, players take their first steps with the Shadowlands Pre-Expansion Patch.

Starting today, you can save 30% on a Race Change, Faction Change, and Character Transfer—simply head to the World of Warcraft in-game shop from now through November 15, 2020 to get started.

You can read the original article here.
The New Leveling Experience and Heirlooms

Leading into Shadowlands, the leveling experience will undertake a complete rehaul – the current max level 120 will be squished down to level 50, a new introductory excursion that will teach you the fundamentals of the new character that you created, and a new starting experience 368 that will allow you to select an expansion to level through and experience its full story.

Heirlooms and other experience gained bonuses were originally introduced as a quick fix for alts to not have to spend over 100 hours leveling. With the revamped leveling experience, you can look forward to reaching the new max level more than twice as fast than before. With the quicker leveling experience, the fundamental problem to the long leveling process has been solved and we found that the experience bonuses that come from Heirlooms were no longer necessary and instead, made the new leveling experience feel very awkward with the extra leveling speed.

We want to ensure that players’ investment in these Heirlooms continues to offer unique benefits while leveling, so we’re planning to replace the experience bonus on Heirlooms with unique Heirloom set bonuses.

(2) Set: Rested experience consumed is reduced by 30%.
(3) Set: Increases your out-of-combat regeneration in the outdoors, normal dungeons and battlegrounds.
(4) Set: Gaining a level triggers Burst of Knowledge, dealing Holy damage to nearby enemies and granting you 40% primary stat for 2 minutes. Defeating additional enemies extends this effect, up to 2 additional minutes.
(6) Set: Rested experience consumed is reduced by an additional 30%.

The new set bonus can be obtained from all Heirloom pieces except weapons and trinkets. Please keep in mind that the new Heirloom set bonuses are a work in progress and may have additional changes during the course of development and testing.

There are a few other experience bonus items that will also see changes due to the new leveling experience. Monks Peak of Serenity Enlightenment buff will be changed to granting rested experience and Elixir of Ancient Knowledge, Elixir of the Rapid Mind, and Excess Potion of Accelerated Learning will become Poor quality and no longer usable. The Draught of Ten Lands will still retain the 10% experience bonus but will now be capped at level 50.

We hope that you look forward to the new leveling changes that introduces a faster and more flexible leveling experience than ever before. Linxy
Community Manager

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Re: Newsletter 12 Oct: Extended Maintenance for Pre-Patch!

Post by piwakawaka » October 12th, 2020, 6:08 pm

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Thank You
Thank you to everyone to contributed to this week's newsletter!

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