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Newsletter 17 October: Ninja Pepe is Watching You!

Post by piwakawaka » October 17th, 2016, 3:19 am

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October 2016
Year 2, Issue 41

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Hello, Readers.
The Blizzcon schedule has been announced, goodies are tempting us at the gear store (links for both further down the newsletter), and now all that is left for us to do is wait 'patiently' for Blizzcon to arrive and deliver unto us the awesome that is pets.

Last Friday there was a Q&A about the upcoming patch 7.1. I highly recommend you watch it, if for no other reason than you get to see something of the way Blizzard developers are thinking when it comes to the game direction. Whether or not you agree or like their thoughts, having such insight can help you better formulate rebuttal and criticisms in regards to aspects of the game you don't like. A link to the Twitch stream is included below.

Lastly, it has been wonderful seeing the prevalence of people shouting out in our Discord channel whenever they find an Emerald Whelpling group, or asking about if they find a rare wild pet they don't need. Such actions are what our community is all about: collectors helping collectors to make their collections the best they can be.

Hope you all have a good week.

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[col]Post #1: You Are Here
  • Introduction
  • Table of Contents
Post #2: A3-related News
  • Terrible Turnip Tales
  • Pachyderms on Parade
  • Wild Pet Capture Service
  • Adoptions
Post #3: Warcraft
  • Blizzcon Early Access Sale
  • Blizzcon 2016
  • Patch 7.1 Live Dev Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas
Post #4: Blizzard
  • Blue Post: Post/Hotfixes October 12
  • Get Ready for The Great Collegiate Dungeon Race
|Post #5: A3-related News continued...
  • Achievements and Milestones
  • Reading With Leashes
  • Photo of the Week
  • Upcoming Events
Post #6: Social
  • The A3 Network
  • Discord
  • Official Hashtags
Post #7: Conclusion
  • Thank Yous
  • Headers and Quotes
  • Paypal
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Re: Newsletter 17 October: Ninja Pepe is Watching You!

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LEVEL 25 TERRIBLE TURNIP EXCHANGE[/font]
October 3rd through October 31st
You’ve decided to go on safari in the Jade Forest in search of an elusive critter: a rare quality S/S-breed Leopard Tree Frog. You have plans of grandeur for this secretive little amphibian and only it will complete your new dream team. You’ve spent weeks trudging through the damp forest stalking little blue frogs, capturing them, and flipping them over to determine if each frog was the target of your hunt. Weeks later... you’ve nearly given up, and then suddenly you spot it. A rare quality S/S-breed Leopard Tree Frog. You quickly begin chipping away at the croaker’s health so that you can capture it, take it home and add it to your new frogified super team. Just then... The pet you have whittling down the tree frog gets a massive critical strike and before your very eyes, the elusive object of your animal quest is killed. Your heart sinks as you leave to pack up your camp and return to Stormwind/Orgrimmar without your super speedy blue frog.

If only you'd had the ever horrifying leveled http://www.wowhead.com/npc=63365/terrible-turnip with you when you stumbled over the pet you were after. You could have used http://www.wowhead.com/petability=826/weakening-blow and avoided slaying it and instead taken it home with you.

Enter this event to exchange your low level Terrible Turnip for a level 25 Terrible Turnip!
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LEVEL 25 PACHYDERM PET EXCHANGE[/font]
October 3rd through October 30th
October marks the 75th anniversary of the animated Disney movie: Dumbo! We'd like to celebrate A3 style - with pets!

This event features a series of max level exchanges.

We have level 25's available for the following pets:
  • Elekk Plushie
  • Meadowstomper Calf
  • Peanut
  • Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm
All pets have been upgraded to rare quality!

As an extra special perk to this event, all Elekk Plushies have been level to 24 instead of 25. This will allow A3 members to complete the last level on their own and obtain the http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9070/overstuffed.
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Wild Pet Capture Service
Above all else... A3 loves collecting pets! Collection doesn't just stop at pets that can be traded and adopted though - there are a few worlds' worth of wild pets out there waiting for collectors, too! A few of us would like to offer our love of hunting wild pets to A3 members to help them also round out their wild pet needs.

Each week (sometimes a few times each week!) we will comb zones to help members find the wild pets they are still after. We will turn a zone upside-down and inside-out looking for your pet(s) and message you once we've found them. You will then come and capture it! If you would like to take advantage of this service, but aren't available during our typical times, please don't hesitate to contact us and ask about alternative days and times.

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Both Factions
All Zones
All Pets
Any Quality
Any Breed
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Pet Suppliers
Do you want to help supply pets for adoption that A3 needs? We have a Pet Suppliers thread where members can sign up to sponsor certain pets they are willing to supply. When the supply of certain pets starts to run low or we have an upcoming project where we’ll need more of a certain pet – we’ll send out a notification about that pet to our suppliers! There is no guess work and no 24/7 farming because we’ll let you know when we’re in need of the pets.

There are no quotas to meet when supplying the pets that you signed up for. You can provide whatever amount you are comfortable with.

New Legion supply options were added on September 16th and new post-Legion options were added on September 26th.

For more information about the Pet Supplier project click here.

[col3]LEGION
  • Alarm-o-Bot
    Ash'ana
    Autumnal Sproutling
    Baby Elderhorn
    Court Scribe
    Enchanted Cauldron
    Enchanted Pen
    Enchanted Torch
    Extinguished Eye
    Fel Piglet
    Fledgling Warden Owl
    Nursery Spider
    Plump Jelly
    Ridgeback Puglet
    River Calf
    Sewer-Pipe Jelly
    Sting Ray Pup
    Stormborne Whelpling
    Sunborn Val'kyr
    Thaumaturgical Piglet
    Transmutant
    Trigger
|WARLORDS OF DRAENOR
  • Bloodthorn Hatchling
    Bone Wasp
    Crazy Carrot
    Dusty Sporewing
    Frostwolf Pup
    Glowing Sporebat
    Lost Netherpup
    Savage Cub
    Sky Fry
MISTS OF PANDARIA
  • Aqua Strider
    Filthling
    Grinder
    Rodent Crate (Horde and Alliance)
    Spawn of G'nathus
|CATACLYSM
  • Fox Kit
    Rustberg Gull
WRATH OF THE LICH KING
  • Ammen Vale Lashling
    Dun Morogh Cub
    Durotar Scorpion
    Elwynn Lamb
    Enchanted Broom
    Mechanopeep
    Mulgore Hatchling
    Sen'jin Fetish
    Shimmering Wyrmling
    Teldrassil Sproutling
    Tirisfal Batling
CLASSIC
  • Mr. Grubbs
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Adoptions
Whether entering a one-time competition or requesting your weekly pets, please remember these essential tips so your requests and entries aren't disqualified.

  • Don't forget to keep your WarcraftPets account up to date.
    You can find a guide on how to do this here.
  • Please remember to check what pets you have before submitting requests!
    Add-ons don't always display things accurately.
  • Please remember to report your request list if you acquire a pet you have requested.
    We've modified our system so that even if your post has already been flagged you can still report and make changes.

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Re: Newsletter 17 October: Ninja Pepe is Watching You!

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Blizzcon Early Access Sale
Image It’s time to gear up for BlizzCon® 2016—this year’s BlizzCon online merchandise sale has begun! From now until November 6, BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket holders get early access to a wealth of BlizzCon-premiere loot through the Blizzard Gear Store.
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BlizzCon 2016
Image Attention, explorers from the Broken Shore to the batteground of Braxis: it’s time to discover what wonders await you at BlizzCon 2016! Unfold this year’s map and schedule, and take a look at all the panels, esports tournaments, and other events taking place at the show this Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5.
Friday Schedule
Saturday Schedule
Floor Map
Patch 7.1 Live Dev Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas
Last Friday Lead Developer Ion Hazzikostas went live on Twitch to answer our questions about the upcoming patch 7.1 including its release date.

Part one: https://www.twitch.tv/warcraft/v/94901992 starts around 16:36

Part two: https://www.twitch.tv/warcraft/v/94908250

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Re: Newsletter 17 October: Ninja Pepe is Watching You!

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Blue Posts
Post/Hotfixes: October 12
Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Legion. Some of the hotfixes below take effect the moment they were implemented, while others may require scheduled realm restarts to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. This list will be updated as additional hotfixes are applied.

Additional information about the expansion can be found below.

October 13

Hotfixes

Bonus Events

  • Entering a Timewalking Dungeon will no longer clear any planted plants from the Druid Evergreen upgrade.
  • The fireballs from the cooking buff "Pepper Breath" should now scale properly in Timewalking.
  • Class Hall Set 6-piece and 8-piece bonuses should now scale properly in Timewalking.
Classes

Druid

  • Ironfur no longer incorrectly multiplies Bonus Armor effects from temporary buffs.
  • (Balance) New Moon, Half Moon, and Full Moon are now in the Arcane spell school.
Items
  • Spirit Cauldrons no longer have collision.
Player versus Player

Reminder: These changes are only active while in PvP combat situations and do not affect PvE. Many more Honor Talent changes are coming with Patch 7.1, including changes to Destruction Warlocks, Windwalker Monks, Death Knights, Balance Druids, and Restoration Druids.

Mage

Frost

  • Ice Form now has a 60 second cooldown (was 45 seconds).
  • Ice Form can no longer be cast while stunned.
  • Ice Form will now cause the Mage to be immune to only stuns, instead of other unintended crowd-control effects, such as Paralysis.
  • Frostbolt no longer deals increased damage in PvP (was a multiplier of +10%).
    • Developers’ Notes: Frost Mages are intended to create burst windows with Shatter and Glacial Spike, but have been reaching unintended levels of damage. By reducing Frostbolt damage, we’re reducing the potential size of Icicles and Glacial Spike burst. The Ice Form fixes should reduce its uptime, which was too high.
Hunter

Beast Mastery

  • Beast Mastery Agility reduced by 10% in PvP.
    • Developers’ Notes: We’ve found Beast Mastery damage to be too high, but we don’t feel that it’s due to any specific ability or mechanic, so we’re reducing the overall PvP template.
Monk

Mistweaver

  • Mistwalk can no longer be cast while silenced.
  • Soothing Mist healing reduced by 10% in PvP. (Soothing Mist version of Ancient Mistweaver Arts is unaffected.)
  • Soothing Mist healing cast by Summon Jade Serpent Statue reduced by 10% in PvP.
    • Developers’ Notes: Mistweavers been one of our strongest healers. We feel Soothing Mist is doing too much healing per second on its own, making it so that the Mistweaver doesn’t have to use cast-time healing spells as much as other healers, even when their target is taking high amounts of damage. We’re reducing Soothing Mist slightly to address this. Mistwalk was never intended to be used while the Mistweaver was silenced or locked out of Nature, so we’ve fixed that as a bug.
Paladin
  • Pure of Heart no longer causes Cleanse to incur a cooldown when it removes poisons and diseases.
  • Pure of Heart no longer triggers when healed by a periodic heal effect, but will trigger when a spell such as Rejuvenation is initially cast.
    • Developers’ Notes: Retribution Paladins are designed to be a formidable damage dealer and also have a protective, counter-control kit for their allies. Pure of Heart is intended to “soft-counter” poisons and diseases, but we feel it’s too strong currently when the Paladin is paired with a healing-over-time healer. Pure of Heart will now only trigger when a healing spell is applied, but not periodically during the spell.
Retribution
  • Blessing of Sanctuary now has a 30 second cooldown, up from 25 seconds.
    • Developers’ Notes: Blessing of Sanctuary has proven to be a strong, signature Honor Talent, but we feel its cooldown is too short.
Rogue

Assassination

  • System Shock now properly requires an Envenom cast with 5 or more combo points.
  • System Shock’s damage has been reduced by 20%.
  • Assassination’s Agility has been reduced by 5% in PvP.
    • Developers’ Notes: The Assassination Rogue is intended to be a strong, persistent damage dealer that pressures targets but lacks the utility that Outlaw excels in or the mobility that Subtlety provides. We’ve been monitoring their damage and feel its higher than intended, and we’ve found some bugs with System Shock contributed to this. We’ve also altered their PvP template to effectively reduce their damage.
Outlaw
  • Control is King will no longer stack Adrenaline Rush above a 3 second duration.
    • Developers’ Notes: Control is King is intended to be an attractive choice for the Outlaw Rogue when within a control oriented team composition. This has worked out a bit too well. Now, subsequent procs of Control of King will no longer add to the duration, and instead will just refresh itself.
Shaman

Enhancement

  • Stormstrike’s damage is reduced by 15% in PvP.
  • Heroism and Bloodlust now have a 60 second cooldown when modified by Shamanism (was 45 seconds).
    • Developers’ Notes: The Enhancement Shaman is intended to be a formidable damage dealer who also provides offensive group utility through totems and buffs. Shamanism has been a popular choice for the Enhancement Shaman, allowing them to use Bloodlust/Heroism frequently and also in Arena combat. We like the utility this gives the Shaman, but feel its uptime is too high. Further, we feel the Enhancement Shaman’s burst damage with Stormstrike has been reaching unintended levels.
October 12

Hotfixes

Class Halls

  • General and LocalDefense chat channels are now functioning properly in the Shaman Class Hall.
Dungeons and Raids
  • In Mythic Keystone dungeons, Shadow Priests who die due to Surrender to Madness expiring should no longer incur a 5 second time penalty.
  • Emerald Nightmare
    • Heart of Corruption
      • On Mythic difficulty, the Corruptor Tentacle that previously spawned at 225 seconds into the fight now spawns at 235 seconds, and the Deathglare Tentacle that previously spawned at 240 seconds into the fight now spawns at 250 seconds.
Items
  • Items rewarded from emissary bags now more closely match the quality of World Quest rewards.
  • The Spear of Rethu polearm now scales properly from character level 1 to 100, now properly appears in the heirloom list, and is now correctly a 2-handed weapon.
Quests
  • Oculeth no longer disappears after completing the quest "Arcan'dor, Gift of the Ancient Magi."
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Get Ready for The Great Collegiate Dungeon Race!
Calling all adventurers! The war against the Legion has begun, and now is the perfect time for collegiate gamers to join the fray. Tespa is excited to announce The Great Collegiate Dungeon Race!

On November 7, we’ll be starting a six-week crusade of World of Warcraft ® Mythic Keystone dungeon races between teams competing for a share of $20,000 in scholarship prizing! Are there adventurers on your campus who have what it takes to destroy the Burning Legion? Sign up now and start assembling your party!

More Information

Group dungeons and the teamwork they involve are centerpieces of World of Warcraft. And with the Mythic Keystone system introduced in Legion™, players are encouraged to gather up four of their friends and take on even greater challenges! With each increasing level of Mythic difficulty, the health and damage of enemies increases, and at certain levels new modifiers are introduced that will require players to adapt, evolve, and work together to succeed.

The Great Collegiate Dungeon Race begins on November 8 and will conclude on December 4. All races will take place on the World of Warcraft event realms—players will choose their preferred classes from premade character templates with fixed item sets and Artifact levels. The tournament will play out across three separate phases at increasingly challenging Mythic levels in order to find the best adventurers Azeroth has to offer.

In Phase 1, each team will race through the same three Mythic Level 6 dungeons. One dungeon is assigned for three different preliminary rounds, and teams will have three full days to secure their best time for each dungeon. Those times will then be used to sort the teams into a bracket before they head into the playoffs.

The Phase 2 playoffs will pit teams against one another in single-elimination races through Mythic Level 8 dungeons until only four semifinalists remain.

The tournament will come to an exciting conclusion in Phase 3, during which both the semifinals and grand finals will be best-of-three contests on Mythic Level 10 dungeons! These matches will be broadcasted live, so you can follow the action from home.
Tournament Schedule

Registrations Close
November 6
Phase 1: Preliminary Rounds
November 8-10, November 12-14, & November 16-18
Phase 2: Playoffs
November 19-20, November 26-27 (if needed)
Phase 3: Semifinals & Grand Finals
December 4


Prizing

$20,000 in scholarship prizing is ready to be claimed by the strongest collegiate Dungeon Race teams at our Grand Finals in December. Here’s the breakdown of the prize pool per team:

First Place: $2,000 per Player
Second Place: $1,000 per Player
Third & Fourth Place: $500 per Player

We’re excited to kick off a new era of World of Warcraft competition, and can’t wait to see students from across North America banding together against the Legion!

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Achievements and Milestones[col]Sandwalker earned Flameflash earned Wakamaru earned Solitha earned |Jedikitten earned Piwakawaka earned She also obtained http://www.wowhead.com/item=127829/twin ... er&bonus=0[/col]
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The major perk of an app like Discord is that communication is live. Meaning – you can see it on the fly (assuming you are logged in). This will be an advantage over the forum or twitter where you need to check in throughout the day. It will be especially helpful with organizing groups, sharing rare spawn information with others, or just getting to know your fellow A3ers!|[/col]
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Thank YouThank you to everyone to contributed to this week's newsletter! Piwakawaka (editor/contributor)
Jedikitten (formatting/contributor)
Sandwalker (copy editor)
Wakamaru (contributor)
Irayna (contributor)


A special 'Thank You' to Wakamaru for creating this week's Pawprint Press header!
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Operating costs are the costs required to run the community – these do not include the costs of sponsoring giveaways.|A3 is a volunteer operated project and we need the help of our members to keep the site online.

Currently only 5% of our members have contributed to assist with operating costs. 1% of our members have contributed more than once.

A few spare dollars here and there can go a long way!|Donations are accepted through PayPal. A PayPal account is not required to donate.

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