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The WoW Insider Weekly Recap is back again this week to discuss all of the hottest news of the past week. This week's topics include: If you enjoyed the show, make sure to subscribe to TradeChat, leave a comment, and come back next week for the next episode!

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New World of Warcraft patch, must exit

There is a new build tonight that Blizzard just pushed up to the servers. It requires a very small patch, and as of right now if you haven't shut down your Desktop Client, you're going to get an "incompatible version" error without being prompted to patch the game.

To solve this you'll need to fully exit the client and restart it. The easiest way to exit the client, from Windows, is to right click on the tray icon and select "Exit." Once you open the client back up WoW will patch itself to version 19116 (down from 19227, interestingly), and you'll be back in business.

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Pilgrim's Bounty 2014 is here with new battle pet and more

It's time for rare troll rogue hunting, cross-faction feasting and, of course, food fights. That's right, starting yesterday through Monday, December 1st, the Pilgrim's Bounty holiday has descended on the servers like an overstuffed turkey ready for the carving. And this year, Blizzard has added a few new items to the event including a new battle pet, the Bush Chicken.

This year's Pilgrim's Bounty is much like the previous one which you can read about in our comprehensive guide from last year to help you rack up the seasonal achievement that grants you the Plump Turkey battle pet. The key difference this year is the addition of the Pilgrim's Bounty quest reward pack. You can choose it instead of pilgrim-themed clothing when you finish the daily cooking quests for your faction. Inside every pack is a Turkey Shooter, seasonal food items and a small chance for either the uncommon-quality Bush Chicken (using the same model as the infamous Ash Chicken of Searing Gorge), a Silver-Plated Turkey Shooter (which can be added to your toy box) or a Fine Pilgrim's Hat (which can be transmogged on to any helm.)

So take a break from reliving the agony of classic 40-man raids and enjoy the holiday the way it was meant to be: by gorging on (virtual) food and obsessing over bagging that bird before the hungry relatives arrive.

Filed under: Events, Achievements

The WoW Insider Show live from your garrison

Tonight we're going live at 8:00 p.m. PDT / 11:00 p.m. EDT with the WoW Insider Show. You can join us right above with the live stream or head over to our Twitch.TV page and chat with us there. If you can't make the show don't worry! It'll be posted on iTunes tomorrow, along with a full recording right here.

Remember that we need to keep the chat civil, so there are mods about to make sure everyone plays nice. Thanks for stopping by!

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New Blood Elf model revealed

Blizzard has just published the new models for the Blood Elves. The models were not originally included with the release of Warlords of Draenor. Blizzard delayed the model to make it as good as possible, and we're finally seeing some of those results. We don't have an exact release date for the new models to appear in-game, however Blizzard notes that the creation process has been streamlined and they hope to have them out soon.

The male model after the break.

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The Queue: Pandaren on Draenor, tank stats, garrisons

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky (@adamholisky) will be your host today.

There's downtime today, and that's interrupting my normal routine of garrison farming. Must get those resources as soon as they're available.

Zemaya asked:

So I'm doing the Exarch/Maarad quests in Shadowmoon, the one where you find the wagon and protect it. There happens to be a female Panda farmer follower with them. My Q : How can that be?

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Around Azeroth: Silence knows, can't drown a heart

"I discovered some hidden resources in the lake at my garrison," writes submitter Rann of Earthen Ring (US-A). "As I swam back up, I was struck by how beautiful the night is in Shadowmoon Valley. Enjoy!" I suppose this is the upside to having a garrison that isn't permanently frozen over. You can go diving for resources and stare blankly at the night sky without worrying about hypothermia setting in within five minutes.

Want to see your own screenshot here? Send it to We strongly prefer full-sized pictures with no UI or names showing. Include "Azeroth" in the subject line to ensure your submission dodges email spam filters; if you'd like to be credited, also include your name, guild and realm.

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Breakfast Topics: What Building do you think Garrisons need?

I was just wondering about what I'd put in my Garrison if I could - I still think the idea of a Tony Start style armory where all your various transmog sets were on display would be cool, but then I really got to thinking about it - maybe an airstrip to allow you to fly between various points in Draenor (or perhaps that could be how we learn flying when it comes in, via the airstrip?) or perhaps a variety of race specific buildings could be added? Something like an elaborate orrery for blood elves, a crystalline tower for draenei, a clockwork robot lab for gnomes, a stump for orcs.

Honestly, I'm dead curious. What would you add if you could add anything?

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Tier 17 raid armor preview

Blizzard released a preview of tier 17 armor sets tonight in advance of the grand opening of Highmaul. The paladin set is displayed above and you can see the rest of them over on

If I may be a crotchety old Warcraft veteran for a moment, I'm not particularly digging this armor tier. None of the armor sets feel particularly evocative of their class, instead just a spattering of colors and things tacked onto other things. Aesthetics is one of the most subjective things in the world, though. For as apathetic as I am about them, there's undoubtedly someone else who is thrilled.

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Heroes of the Storm reveals new Winter Veil, Altered Fate skins

Heroes of the Storm revealed another new set of character skins today: two Winter Veil skins, a Winter veil mount, and two new "Altered Fate" skins -- that is, skins that flip established lore on its head. The skins are Great-father Winter Rehgar, Winter Veil Jaina, Betrayer Malfurion, and Warden Tyrande. We're all big fans of Jaina Proudmoore here at WoW Insider, so it's likely no surprise that I personally find Winter Veil Jaina to be the best of the lot.

These skins are not yet available for purchase in the in-game shop -- which doesn't matter all that much, given precious few people are currently in the beta. All of these skins, once made available, will remain available indefinitely, however. They'll be there when you get there.

Filed under: Heroes of the Storm