Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. We continue to be in a holding pattern of sorts. Patch 5.3 is still going strong on the PTR, but we have no word on a release date. Luckily, patch 5.2 is still going strong as well, with new secrets being discovered as early as just last week. There's also new stuff outside of WoW, from new short stories, to new merchandise, to some interesting viewpoints on the function of gear in the game.
Our usual roundup, featuring all these stories and more, can be found below. Scheduled maintenance today is expected to begin at 3 a.m. PDT and last for 8 hours, so you have plenty of time to read. Keep it tuned here as well. Whenever the patch lands, we'll be here to report on all the details.
Hot news and features
- The latest patch 5.2 hotfixes include nerfs to the Lei Shen encounter in Raid Finder.
- Firecat form has made a secret return in patch 5.2. We'll show you how to get it.
- Blizzard has published an official preview of patch 5.3.
- Heirloom shields may be coming as soon as patch 5.3.
- Patch 5.3 comes with new achievements for collectors.
- Do you feel pretty? Patch 5.3 brings with it the chance to obtain the Gorgeous title.
- We have a temporary fix to that gold seller calendar invite spam.
- Adam believes gear should be abolished. Rossi argues gear is far too important and useful for it to be removed.