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After weeks of Heart of the Valorous, the Gaze of the Black Prince buff will be returning for a two week period. Beginning Thursday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m. PDT and running through Tuesday, August 26 at 9:00 a.m. PDT, Gaze of the Black Prince will increase all reputation gained with Wrathion, the Black Prince, by 100%. The buff will also increase the droprate of all items necessary for the legendary cloak quests. If you're short on Secrets of the Empire, Sigils of Wisdom, Sigils of Power, or Titan Runestones, make sure you get your playtime in.
Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday July 15th, at 9:00 am PDT, the Gaze of the Black Prince buff will reappear on live servers. This game-wide buff increases reputation gains with The Black Prince by 100%, and increases your chance to earn Sigils of Wisdom, Sigils of Power, Secrets of the Empire, and Titan Runestones. The buff will last two weeks and end at 9:00 am PDT on July 29th. If you've got a toon working on that legendary cloak questline, you just might be able to push through and finish it up in the next two weeks.
Make sure to check out Anne Stickney's guide to getting that fancy orange piece of gear if you're feeling stuck or overwhelmed, there are some great tips there for using your time as efficiently as possible. For those of you aiming to get your legendary cloak--be it your first or fifth--good luck, and may the Gaze of the Black Prince help you out.
As I mentioned on the podcast last week, I'm not a fan of the way that Blizzard is handling these micro-buffs. They seem, to me, like little party favors to get people back in the door, versus serious attempts at making better content or changing the way content is released.
That said, my opinions are often just that -- mine alone. I don't pretend to have everyone agreeing with me, so I want to know with this here poll what you all think of the black prince reputation buff. Are you taking advantage of it? Or are you just ignoring it?
And by taking advantage of it, I don't just mean letting it happen. I mean actively farming and using the buff to its fullest advantage. So with all that out of the way... Gaze of the Black Prince? Yay or nay?
|Yes, I'm farming my cloak now thanks to the temporary Black Prince buff||1702 (29.1%)|
|No, I'm not doing anything different||4153 (70.9%)|
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Blizzard has announced another temporary buff to players. This time we all will get a 100% Black Prince reputation bonus, which will run from Tuesday June 17 at 9am PDT through Monday June 30 at 9am PDT. The buff is being called "The Gaze of the Black Prince."
In addition to providing the reputation bonus, the buff will increase the drop rate of:
- Secrets of the Empire
- Sigil of Wisdom
- Sigil of Power
- Titan Runestones
There is no indication how much the drop rate is going to be increased by, nor if this is a one-time-only thing.
Blizzard's full post after the break.
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