Last Week in WoW How soon is soon edition
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. We continue to wait for patch 5.3, with official confirmation coming in yesterday that it won't be going live this week. In the meantime, the test server continues to be updated, and the big news stories are often outside the game, from the news that WoW is down to 8.3 million subscribers to the news Diablo III had to shut down the auction house due to massive gold duping bugs. They've since announced that all money from the illegitimate auctions, including their cut, will be donated to charity.

All this news and more awaits you with our usual roundup below. As of this writing, there is no announced downtime, but even if there isn't, you deserve a break right? Relax and read on.

Hot news and guides Class news and guides
  • We take a look at what patch 5.3 will bring for monks.
  • Totem Talk guides restoration shamans through the Throne of Thunder.
  • The Light And How to Swing It offers some Throne of Thunder raiding advice for protection paladins.
  • Shifting Perspectives helps feral druids get the most out of the Rune of Re-Origination.
  • The Care and Feeding of Warriors offers an experiment in talent switching, or lack thereof.
  • Blood Pact continues to dig through warlock logs, this time with a discussion on buffs and debuffs.
  • Encrypted Text discusses mobility for rogues and what it may not matter as much as you think.
  • Should you be playing a warlock? Let us help you decide.
Dungeons, items, PvP, professions, and more Odds and ends

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.

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