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Last Week in WoW: Lack of beta blues edition


Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. I feel like we're officially in the part of the year where we're all desperate for the expansion beta, but have a sinking feeling it won't be out for at least another month or two. Soon just isn't soon enough. Luckily, we still have some choice WoD news tidbits coming out, as well as a flood of news from the patch 5.4.7 PTR.

With so much to read up on, you might want to get it to. Maintenance today is limited to rolling restarts at 5 a.m. pacific time, but you'll want to take your time absorbing this good stuff.

Hot news and features

  • The PvP dampening nerf has been reverted to 10 minutes for 3v3 and 5v5 arena teams on the PTR.
  • Blizzard is hoping to add a PvP toggle for PvE realms in Warlords of Draenor. No more accidental flagging unless you really want to.
  • The battle pet level cap will remain at 25 in Warlords of Draenor.
  • The client may be gaining new social tools soon including chat and the ability to edit your friends list.
  • Ready Check got to speak to Ion Hazzikostas and Brian Holinka about PvP, Warlords of Draenor, and more.
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  • The Blizzard store (for physical gear) has reopened, and for those it don't want to use it on their phone, you can buy physical authenticators again.
  • A recent interview with Hearthstone executive producer Hamilton Chu revealed possible details for the first expansion.
  • Having technical issues with WoW? We'll tell you how to deal with them.
  • The Explore the World addon allows you to turn your WoW exploring into a game within a game.
  • WoW Archivist has part 2 of the history of WoW in China.
  • Know Your Lore recounts the end of the Cataclysm era. We also take a look at Warlord Zaela and her Dragonmaw clan.
  • 15 Minutes of Fame talks to Turwinkle, a gnome whose videos highlight RP server communities.
  • Rossi has dreams for the expansion.

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