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Last Week in WoW: Springing some news on you edition

Last Week in WoW Springing some news on you edition
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. It's a busy week in WoW. Not only has Noblegarden begun, but the patch 5.3 news keeps rolling out. Don't worry though. It may April, but we are not fools. We're keeping up with it all and reporting it to you. Downtime this morning is limited to a series of rolling restarts at 7 a.m. PDT, but there's a lot of news to catch up on. Read on for the usual roundup.

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Last Week in WoW: We fell for Blizzard's trap card edition

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. The past week or so has been one of unexpected announcements, to say the least. First, we heard about Hearthstone, the Warcraft-based online CCG, then we had the first patch notes and build for the patch 5.3 PTR, right before the first guild downed heroic Lei Shen. I am pretty sure Alex is clairvoyant now, because he picked the perfect week to go on vacation.

Downtime today is limited to rolling restarts at 7 a.m. PDT, but trust me, a lot of stuff went down this week and you'll want to read about it all. Our usual roundup awaits you below.

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Last Week in WoW: Settling in to patch 5.2 edition

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. We're to that period in the new patch where we haven't quite finished the content, and there's still hotfixes every other day, but things have simmered down a bit and a lot of us have our daily routine down again.

That said, there's still plenty of cool stuff going on, and we have the usual roundup of all the news from the past 7 days, along with more guides to help you get the most from Patch 5.2's new content. Scheduled maintenance starts at 5:00 a.m. PDT today and is expected to last for 6 hours, so you should have time to get caught up.

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  • Check out the latest patch 5.2 hotfixes for March 11, March 12, March 14, March 15.
  • There won't be any more 5-man dungeons in Mists, but they will be back for future expansions.
  • PvP season 13 has begun.
  • If you're delving into the Raid Finder for the new raid, you'll want these 5-second guides to the bosses of the Last Stand of the Zandalari.
  • We have a guide to running the new single-player Troves of the Thunder King scenario.
  • Blizzard is offering free server moves for select servers until March 21.
  • If you're visiting from a different realm, you won't get loot from an Oondasta or Nalak kill.
  • Do you hate the CRZ system? It turns out some realms my be exempt from it.
  • Want to keep track of your Isle of Thunder tasks? There's an addon for that.
  • The Call to Auction podcast recently got a chance to ask some questions of Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street about the economy and professions.
  • WoW Archivist suggests 11 great moments in WoW history that should return as scenarios.
  • Rossi speculates on the possibility of scaling old raids to max level players.
  • Is WoW too easy? Blue poster Draztal disagrees.
  • Blizzard may allow you to get off-spec gear in Raid Finder in the future.

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Last Week in WoW: Dinosaurs and bugs edition

Happy Tuesday morning everyone. We're a week into the new patch, and with a new patch comes new bugs. Among the biggest bugs to crop up in the wake of patch 5.2 so far were a pet leveling XP bug that let you level from 1-89 in a matter of hours, and a monk DPS bug that let them do massive damage. Both have been hotfixed.

Bugs are to be expected of course, and I find it sort of fun to see what crops up. Blizzard, of course, is pretty good about smashing them down, so in the end, I just like to sit back and watch the show. If bugs aren't your thing, there's plenty of other cool things going down with the patch. Downtime this morning starts at 5:00 a.m. PDT and is expected to last 6 hours, so you have time to catch up on the news. Read on for a roundup of patch 5.2 and the guides you'll need to get the most out of all the new content.

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Last Week in WoW: Patch 5.2 roundup edition

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. Patch 5.2 is confirmed for today, and downtime's starting at 1 a.m Pacific time. With that in mind, we're digging back deeper than a week and bringing you all the biggest hits of our patch 5.2 coverage.

In our roundup below you'll find plenty of guides to new features, new class changes, new raids, and new loot. Whether you're waiting to patch, waiting for the servers to come back up, or just waiting to get home and play, you'll want to read up and jump on the servers with some extra knowledge under your belt.

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Last Week in WoW: The week of surprises edition

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. This has been a week of intrigue and drama, oddly enough. Between senators, surprise console announcements by Chris Metzen, and the triumphant return of BlizzCon, it's almost more news that you'd know what to do with, right?

Luckily, we've been keeping on top of it all, and we've been continuing our patch 5.2 PTR coverage as well. As of this writing, there's still no announced downtime for this morning, but whether there is or not, you'll want to get caught up on all the crazy stuff that happened over the past 7 days. Read on for our usual roundup.

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Last Week in WoW: Surviving extended maintenance edition

Last Week in WoW Surviving extended maintenance edition
Happy Tuesday Morning, everyone. We're still at least a week away from the patch dropping, but don't think that means there's a lull. We have plenty of news pouring from the test servers.

Maintenance is extra long today, slated to start at 1 a.m. PST and last for 12 hours. While you're waiting through the drought, why not read on? Our usual roundup of all the latest news awaits.

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Last Week in WoW: Patch 5.2 anticipation edition

Last Week in WoW Patch 52 anticipation edition
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. Certainly, lots of people are getting a little impatient for patch 5.2, and while the recent background downloader activity is a good sign, we still have a while to go. Bashiok's told us that Blizzard's aiming for the end of the month to release the patch, and there's always a chance of delays with Blizzard. A few more weeks of PTR is a good thing, though. There's still reports of some much needed LFR tuning, and the Isle of Thunder hasn't been completely unlocked for testing either.

In non-patch 5.2 news, this is a good season for in-game holidays. Love Is In the Air is around again, and we, of course, have a guide. As of this writing there's still no announced downtime, but whether you're waiting out some downtime or just making your morning rounds, why not keep reading for more informative articles and the latest patch news?

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Last Week in WoW: Cinematic gnome edition

Last Week in WoW Cinematic gnome edition
Happy Tuesday Morning. It's been an eventful past week. In addition to more stuff from the patch 5.2 PTR, we've had major twitter shenanigans from the dev team and we've welcomed some new (and returning) writers to the fold here at WoW Insider. In addition, the Lunar Festival is underway in game. Finally, Blizzard has revealed the new Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Cinematic. Call me a sap, but I'm still rooting for a happy ending for Jimmy and Sarah. That said, this cinematic might be one of my favorites yet, if for no other reason than we finally got our gnome.

Maintenance today is scheduled to start at 5 a.m. PST and last for 6 hours. Luckily, while you wait out the downtime, there's a lot of hot news to catch up on. Read on for the usual roundup.

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Last Week in WoW: I might get in trouble edition

Last Week in WoW I might get in trouble edition
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. Patch 5.2 continues apace, and there's new stuff being pulled out of datamines or just officially released by Blizzard by the day. Downtime this morning begins at 5 a.m. PST and is expected to last 6 hours. While you're waiting for the servers to come up, read on for the usual roundup of the latest news.

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Last Week in WoW: Merry Happy edition

Last Week in WoW Merry Happy edition
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. With the holidays in full swing, one might have expected Blizzard to take it easy. Instead, they sprung a whole bunch of news on us. The Patch 5.2 PTR will be up in January, and they've already given us a preview of the patch notes. We've already seen hints of lots of new stuff, including
If patch 5.2 isn't your thing, have no fear and read on. We have plenty of year end retrospectives, live server news, and more for your reading pleasure. If the connection at Grandma's house isn't good enough to play WoW, why not catch up on some WoW news instead?

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Last Week In WoW: My corgi's back edition

Tuesday Morning Post My Corgi's back edition
So it's the feast of Winter Veil again, and that cute little corgi is back. Blizzard, why can't I pick her up and take her home? It is horribly vexing to me. Forget the pony, I want a corgi. Can you just imagine her, frolicking through the fields, pouncing on rare pets and trotting back to lay them daintily at her master's feet?

As of this writing, there's still no announced downtime, but whether there is any or not, why not join me for a few minutes of fuming over the lack of a cute, fluffy, adorable corgi battle pet? Then to cool down from that, why not catch up on the week's news? The usual roundup follows below.

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Last Week in WoW: Brace yourself, a long downtime is coming

Last Week in WoW Brace yourself, a long downtime is coming
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. This week continues the trend of last week. While there is no earth-shattering news, per se, there's a steady stream of cool stuff to read and discuss, from great patch 5.1 guides, to even more tidbits of intriguing patch 5.2 news. Could we be seeing a preview or a PTR soon? It seems possible, but it could just be wishful thinking, too.

In addition, the devs have been hitting the interview circuit, so there's a lot of great patch 5.1 stuff straight from the horse's mouth. Downtime today starts at 1 a.m. PST and is expected to last for 10 hours, so you will have plenty of time to catch up. Keep reading for all the latest, and keep a browser window tuned here for even more stuff throughout the day.

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  • Check out the latest patch 5.1 hotfixes for December 5.
  • Check out the official patch notes for patch 5.1.0a.
  • We recently sat down with Lead Content Designer Cory Stockton and Lead Quest Designer Dave Kosak to talk about patch 5.1.
  • We weren't the only WoW site to get a crack at talking with the devs. Check out this roundup for more interviews.
  • The Cinder Kitten is now available on the Blizzard Pet Store. Remember, all purchases of this pet from now until Dec. 31 will be donated in full to Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
  • We crowdsourced some great Mists of Pandaria tips from you, our readers.
  • Patch 5.1 allows you to shapeshift into a baby panda.

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Last Week in WoW: Patch news overload edition

Last Week in WoW
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. We've been busy all week writing guides and introductions to all the new patch 5.1 content, as well as tracking down juicy rumors and news tidbits about patch 5.2.

Realm maintenance this morning is expected to last 6 hours starting at 5 a.m. PST. With that in mind, there's plenty of news to catch up on from the last week, so let's dive into it with our usual roundup. Be sure to stay here throughout the day for more news and features as well.

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Last Week in WoW: Patch 5.1 for sure this time edition

Last Week in WoW This time for sure edition
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone! This time, we're certain. Patch 5.1 is releasing today. Hopefully by the time you read this, it'll be just waiting for you to download so you can hop on as soon as the servers come up.

As you might expect, patch day means maintenance starts at 3 a.m. and continues for at least 8 hours. Since you won't be playing WoW, that just means you have time to browse through our patch 5.1 articles. We have information on the new reputation rewards, the new gear upgrade system, the new reputation system, and tons of lore tidbits and spoilers, among other things. Read on for a round up of some of the hottest news from the week as well.

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