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Newsletter Jan 22: 7.3.5 and Security Incentives

Post by piwakawaka » January 22nd, 2018, 1:49 am

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January 2018
Year 4, Issue 4

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Hello, Readers.

Patch 7.3.5 has suddenly dropped on us and with it a whole host of changes. The major one needing to be talked about, of course, is the backpack upgrade. While four extra slots on your main bag may not seem like much to a lot of us packrats, the importance of the incentive should not be understated. In order to gain these slots, Blizzard is requiring us to not only have an authenticator attached to our account, but SMS Protect as well. They are using these new slots as an incentive to get us protecting our accounts as best as we possibly can. Not everyone is able to get SMS Protect. General hinkyness from your telecom service, or being on an unsupported number (EU phone for an American Battle.net account for example) can prevent you from being able to sign up for the function. If you have the ability however, it is very much recommended to add this function. It is NOT a substitute for an authenticator. Rather, it is an added layer of protection, notifying you of suspicious activity, or helping you remove your authenticator if you've lost it, or reinstall it if you've had to reset your phone or authenticator app.

The Adoption Agency deals with precious pets, both receiving them from our generous donators, and giving them to our collectors needing a hand filling their collections. As such, we strongly encourage our fellow members to do everything in their power to keep their accounts secure. We know just how precious each and every account is.

Make sure you check out the links to the patch notes and hotfixes in the Warcraft segment, so you can see just what else has changed since the patch.

I hope you all have a good week.


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Re: Newsletter Jan 22: 7.3.5 and Security Incentives

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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.

Specifications Allowed

✔ Both Factions
✔ All Zones
✔ All Pets
✔ Any Quality
✔ Any Breed
✔ Any Specifics (color, size, etc.)
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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 supply options were recently added! New options include common vendor and non-Legion pets.
There are 100's of supply options available, but below you will find the newest options added to the supply request sign-up sheet. These options are especially in need of suppliers right now.

Please note that the sign-up sheet is organized according to which expansion each pet was introduced in, not the expansion "zone" that they are found in.
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
Sunborne Val'kyr
Thaumaturgical Piglet
Transmutant
Trigger

WARLORDS OF DRAENOR
Blorp
Crusher
Empowered Manafiend
Empyreal Manafiend
Energized Manafiend
Ghostshell Crab
Kaliri Hatchling
Nursery Spider
Veilwatcher Hatchling
MISTS OF PANDARIA
Azure Crane Chick
Bonkers
Mountain Panda
Pandaren Air Spirit
Pandaren Earth Spirit
Pandaren Fire Spirit
Pandaren Water Spirit
Snowy Panda
Sunfur Panda
Terrible Turnip
Tiny Blue Carp
Tiny Green Carp
Tiny Red Carp
Tiny White Carp

CATACLYSM
Elementium Geode
Tiny Shale Spider
Winterspring Cub

WRATH OF THE LICH KING
Albino Snake
Blue Clockwork Rocket Bot
Calico Cat
Darting Hatchling
Ghostly Skull
Leaping Hatchling
Obsidian Hatchling
Ravasaur Hatchling
Razormaw Hatchling
BURNING CRUSADE
Blue Dragonhawk Hatchling
Blue Moth
Brown Rabbit
Chuck
Golden Dragonhawk Hatchling
Magical Crawdad
Mana Wyrmling
Muckbreath
Red Dragonhawk Hatchling
Red Moth
Silver Dragonhawk Hatchling
Snarly
Toothy
White Moth
Yellow Moth

CLASSIC
Ancona Chicken
Black Kingsnake
Bombay Cat
Brown Prairie Dog
Brown Snake
Cockatiel
Cornish Rex Cat
Crimson Snake
Great Horned Owl
Hawk Owl
Orange Tabby Cat
Senegal
Siamese Cat
Silver Tabby Cat
Snowshoe Rabbit
Tree Frog
Undercity Cockroach
White Kitten
Wood Frog
Green Wing Macaw
Smolderweb Hatchling
Worg Pup
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.

  •   Remember to keep an active level 20+ character attached to your site profile. It is a good idea to log in to this character before posting adoption requests to refresh your armory information.

      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 Jan 22: 7.3.5 and Security Incentives

Post by piwakawaka » January 22nd, 2018, 1:50 am

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Upgrade Your Account Security and Get a Backpack Upgrade
We take account security seriously, and we know you do, too. So, when you add Blizzard SMS Protect to your account along with the Blizzard Authenticator (physical or mobile app), you’ll gain four extra bag slots—account-wide—in each character’s main backpack. You’ll be able to hold a little more stuff as you adventure through Azeroth, and keep that stuff safer from scoundrels and thieves.

Read the full details of what you need to do here.
Patch 7.3.5 Now Live!
Patch 7.3.5 is now live, and adds several new features and updates, including Ulduar Timewalking; the revamped leveling experience featuring scaling zones throughout Azeroth, Outland, and Draenor; and more. Players who have completed the Antorus, the Burning Throne raid can continue the story beyond the events on Argus and experience the tumultuous aftermath on Azeroth with a new quest line. Read the complete patch notes to learn more.

Before you hop into the game, make sure you’ve secured your account with the Blizzard Authenticator or Blizzard Mobile Authenticator, along with Blizzard SMS Protect. You’ll unlock an additional four backpack slots for each character on your account once you’ve secured it with both. You can read more in our Upgrade Your Security blog.

Read the original article here.
Hotfixes: January 17
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.

Read the full notes here.

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Re: Newsletter Jan 22: 7.3.5 and Security Incentives

Post by piwakawaka » January 22nd, 2018, 1:51 am

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Mobile/Web Auction House Disabled in 7.3.5
With the release of Patch 7.3.5, we’ve had to disable the web and mobile versions of the Auction House, including the Auction House API used by certain third-party sites and addons.

We’re working to re-enable it as quickly as possible.
Ythisens
Community Manager

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Older Boss Raid Difficulty with 7.3.5 Scaling
As many players have noticed, changes to how creature health is determined in Patch 7.3.5 had a meaningful impact on some older raid content. This has been particularly noticeable in Warlords of Draenor and Mists of Pandaria raids. We’ve been discussing this topic constantly since the first threads popped up after the patch.

We want to be clear: our intention was never to greatly increase the difficulty of soloing old raid content for transmog or mount runs, but a side effect of the creature health tuning we did for leveling players. We’re currently working on a fix that will significantly reduce the health of Warlords and Mists raid bosses.

Thank you for all of your feedback and discussion on this issue. We’re sorry for the frustration, and we’re working to have you all back in there beating down those old raid bosses as soon as possible (hopefully before the weekend).
Ythisens
Community Manager

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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!
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Re: Newsletter Jan 22: 7.3.5 and Security Incentives

Post by piwakawaka » January 22nd, 2018, 1:54 am

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

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A special 'Thank You' to Wakamaru for creating this week's Pawprint Press header!
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Did you know that A3 has bills? It’s true! A3 has monthly and yearly bills related to the cost of operating the Agency. 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, about 4% of our members contribute to the to these operating costs and around 1% have contributed more than once.

A few spare dollars here and there can go a long way! Donations are accepted through PayPal and Patreon.
For more information about donating financially please visit our Supporter's Page.

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