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
- Check out the latest patch 5.3 PTR patch note updates.
- Blizzard's released an official guide to preparing for patch 5.3.
- Check out this preview of the patch 5.3 Battlefield: Barrens event.
- The Unborn Val'kyr battle pet continues to mystify. It's been captured on the PTR, but no-one can quite figure out how and why it spawns.
- Today is the last day to change attendee information on your BlizzCon ticket.
- Ghostcrawler confirms that the developers have no plans for a talent system overhaul any time soon.
- The new Dark Riders graphic novel is out, and we have a review.