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Last Week in WoW: Yet another patch edition

Happy Tuesday Morning, everyone. Today marks the end of PvP Season 14, and with an extra-long maintenance, likely the start of patch 5.4.7. The new patch isn't a full content patch, but still packs a lot of interesting changes. Check out our patch roundup for a quick rundown.

As I mentioned above, downtime today is scheduled for 1 a.m. to 11 a.m. PST, so you definitely have time to read up. In addition to the patch 5.4.7 news, there's plenty of patch 6.0 and Warlords of Draenor tidbits as well. Read on for the usual roundup.

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Last Week in WoW: To the future edition

Happy Tuesday morning everyone. This week, the future's still coming, slowly but surely. We have a pretty cool grab bag of Warlords of Draenor news from twitter and beyond, as well as some hints about the Warcraft movie. If you're more for the here and now, don't worry, though, there's plenty of news about the connected realms and other in-game happenings, and a round of new guides to help you up your game.

Speaking of here and now, we have scheduled downtime this morning from 3 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pacific time, so you have plenty of time to read up on all the latest news. the usual roundup is below.

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Last Week in WoW: Spying on your WoW edition

warlock in water
Happy Tuesday morning everyone. I suppose first we should acknowledge the story it seems everyone's talking about. Yes. The government is still watching you play WoW. I'm betting they have Wrathion on a watchlist somewhere, that crafty little whelp. Still, for my money, the cooler news is that Ghostcrawler was on our podcast and that patch 5.4.2 is dropping this morning.

With the patch dropping, downtime is scheduled to start at 1 a.m. Pacific time and last until 11 a.m., so you should have plenty of time to read up on all the new stuff from patch 5.4.2, as well as all the other news and guides from the past week. Read on for the usual roundup.

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Last Week in WoW: BlizzCon intensifies edition

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. With BlizzCon almost upon us, you know we're preparing to get you all the juicy WoW news that's sure to come out. Don't think we're waiting until then, though. We're also writing tons of articles and guides to help you figure out what's coming and how to get the most of it.

If BlizzCon isn't your bag, or if you're all set for the 2 week wait, we also have plenty of news from WoW, including the latest on hotfixes and Connected Realms. Downtime today is slated to start at 3 a.m. Pacific time and last 8 hours, so you'll have plenty of time to read. You find the usual roundup of the last 7 days of news below.

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Last Week in WoW: Patch time fun time

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. As you read this, it is likely the servers are already down for the long anticipated patch 5.4. Downtime today is scheduled to start at midnight Pacific time and run through to at least 10 a.m PDT, so there's also also a good chance you'll be waiting for a while for the servers to come up.

That's where we come in. Read on for a roundup of the past week's news, which includes lots of juicy patch info and answers to your burning questions about the patch. Then, stay tuned here throughout the day for more news and guides to help you get an edge on the new patch.

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Last Week in WoW: In the cards edition

Last Week in WoW In the cards edition
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. There were a lot of big stories this week. It's hard to know where to begin. If I had to pick one, I'd say the biggest was probably the purported Blizzard trademark registration for The Dark Below. Is it real? Is it a hoax? Some people (including myself) thought it might be a Diablo 3 expansion, but this website teasing the name Reaper of Souls may have taken that off the table. There's also strong evidence it may be a hoax. Of course, there's also strong evidence that it's not a hoax. In the end, I'm putting my money on Corgis unleashed. That Corgi pet will be mine, I swear!

I guess there was other news, of course, like that whole epic patch 5.4 trailer release. Me, I'm all about the Corgis though. Or the cards. The Heartstone closed beta has also begun, and most of your intrepid WoW Insider staff are in it, so expect to see more news and previews of the game in the coming weeks. In the meantime, read on to see what we've already uncovered. Downtime today starts at 3 a.m. PDT and lasts 5 hours, so you should have time.

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Last Week in WoW: I still want High Elves edition

Last Week in WoW I still want High Elves edition
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. Ghostcrawler was busy this week. He gave a few interviews to Asian sites this past week. Including this interview from Korea and this from website Chinajoy. The Chinajoy interview really blew up because it seemed to hint a new support class and playable naga, as well as new areas we might visit in the next expansion. Of course, naga weren't really confirmed, but it's still the tidbit that most intrigued me. Playing a snake person might be fun, but I admit, naga are 3rd for me being high elves and ethereals. Yes, I know high elves would just be blue-eyed blood elves. I don't care. Just give the horde Eredar and make them red-skinned draenei, and we're even.

Downtime today is slated to start at 3 a.m. PDT and last 8 hours. Luckily, with patch 5.4 still on the PTR, we have plenty of news to keep you busy while you wait. Read on for the usual roundup.

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Last Week in WoW: I left my heart in San Diego

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. The big news this week is kind of invisible. Blizzard introduced the first teaser trailer for the new Warcraft movie at the San Diego Comic Con. They then proceeded to not put it online. If it makes you feel any better, it apparently wasn't actual movie footage, since they haven't started shooting yet.

There's plenty of other news for the week with more substance, luckily, including new stuff from the patch 5.4 PTR. Realm maintenance this morning begins at 3 a.m. PDT and lasts 8 hours, so you should have time to read up.

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Last Week in WoW: Flying toward patch 5.3 edition

Last Week in WoW Patch 53 flyover edition
Patch 5.3 is here. As you read this, the servers should be down to apply the patch. This means you'll want to use this time get caught up on all the latest patch 5.3 news, which, as always, you can find right here. Start off with our patch 5.3 roundup for an overview of everything. You'll also want to check out our exclusive interview with Lead Systems Designer Greg Ghostcrawler Street. Gamebreaker TV also did an interview with Ghostcrawler and Senior PvP Designer Brian Holinka.

You can also check the roundup below for more of this week's WoW news, from patch 5.3 and elsewhere. Realm maintenance begins at 3 a.m. PDT today and is expected to last 8 hours, so you'll have time.

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Last Week in WoW: In a holding pattern edition

Last Week in WoW

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.

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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: 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 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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Last Week in WoW: Whither patch 5.1?

Last Week in WoW Whither patch 51
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. With Patch 5.1 now a release candidate over on the PTR, the speculation on a release date runs rampant. There hasn't been an official date set as of this writing, but with an 8 hour downtime set for this morning starting at 3 a.m. PST, a patch could be possible. If nothing else, a new patch might be the perfect 8th anniversary present. Then again, Blizzard might want to take Thanksgiving easy and wait for next week. I'm guessing we'll need to wait for November 27 myself.

Whether there's a patch coming or not, you can't play WoW for a bit, so why not catch up on the latest news? We have a lot of great articles this week, including some that'll give you the perfect leg up on patch 5.1. Read on.

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Weekly maintenance extended to 3pm PST

Weekly maintenance extended to 3pm PST
Realm maintenance for all Warcraft realms as well as Diablo III and StarCraft II has now been extended to 3pm PST, according to the official BlizzardCS Twitter feed. Maintenance was originally extended to 1pm PST, but apparently some unforeseen issues have come up which require some additional work. What exactly this maintenance is addressing is unknown at this time, but hopefully realms will be up and playable soon.

Blizzard does have a thread that is being updated as more information comes in, so if you're waiting for realms to come back up, you may want to keep an eye on the official thread. Alternatively, if you have a Twitter account, following @BlizzardCS is an excellent way to keep tabs on maintenance issues as well. If there are any further extensions, we'll update this post as needed.

Edit: All servers are now back online and available for play!

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