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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: I want an eyepatch edition

Tuesday Morning Post I want an eyepatch edition
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. While the patch 5.4 PTR continues on, one of the most talked about stories this week has ramifications well beyond the next patch. The in-game store for patch 5.4 has been announced, as has a round of transmog and TCG-style vanity items to be purchased therein. Personally, I'm all for it, but what I really want to see is a pair of glasses and a leather-looking eyepatch my death knight can wear. You do that, Blizzard, and you have my money.

There's plenty of patch 5.4 news to catch up on as well, with lots of very interesting things coming out of datamining. Downtime today is limited to rolling restarts at 7 a.m. PDT, but it's a good excuse to take a break and do some reading. Read on for the usual roundup.

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  • Blizzard's offering free character transfers for select realms until July 25.
  • Blizzard has released an official preview of the patch 5.4 Proving Grounds feature.
  • Read up on the latest patch 5.3 hotfixes for July 9.
  • Check out the latest patch 5.4 PTR patch note updates for July 8 and July 12.
  • New textures in the patch 5.4 PTR files may hint at the next expansion.
  • We have two new batches of sound files from the PTR. One showcases Wrathion, while another hints at the post-war climate in Pandaria.
  • We preview Norushen, one of the Siege of Orgrimmar boss encounters.
  • Files on the patch 5.4 PTR point to a possible revamp for Winterveil. We might even finally be getting that elusive corgi for our very own.

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Last Week in WoW: They were made for each other edition

Last Week in WoW They were made for each other
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. Today's header is just because I need to put my two cents in on the OTP debate over in the Queue. Look at that. They were made for each other. Sorry Kalecgos. You're only half the elf Vereesa is. Just bow out gracefully.

If you're not into the mushy love stuff, don't worry, I'm done. There's plenty of news to catch up on anyway. Patch 5.4 has seen some new upgrades, and there's a few doozies hidden in all that datamining. Read on for a full list of news and updates from the past week.

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Last Week in WoW: Time to read up on patch 5.4

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. Patch 5.4 probably won't be live any time soon, but it's shaping up nicely, and as a result, we have a lot of news from the servers, along with guides to help you get a leg up when the patch does drop.

Downtime today is limited to rolling restarts at 7 a.m. PDT, but it's still a good excuse to take a break and get some knowledge. Read on for all the latest news.

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Last Week in WoW: Not quite timeless news edition

Last Week in WoW Not quite timeless news edition
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. The patch 5.4 PTR is getting firmly established, of course, and there's new news anymore, but there's a lot of stuff going on outside there, from patch 5.3 hotfixes to congress getting in our business. Downtime is limited to rolling restarts at 7 a.m. PDT, with some servers having a small downtime from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. PDT, but with all this news to read, you could use a few minutes off anyway. Read on for our usual roundup.

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Last Week in WoW: Bursting with PTR news edition

Happy Tuesday morning everyone. The big news of the week is, of course, the advent of the patch 5.4 PTR, and with that comes the avalanche of sweet, sweet PTR news. There's so much of it we can't even fit it into one category in our roundup. Thus, with no further ado, I'm just going to give it all to you. Realm maintenance this morning is scheduled to last from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pacific time, so you should have time to read at least some of it.

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Last Week in WoW: Flexible news edition

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. We're another week into patch 5.3, but alas, no sign of the patch 5.4 PTR just yet. Still, the news has been coming in copious amounts, so we're probably okay. Of course, the big news is Flexible raids. Now, having 12 signups for 10 raid slots may not mean you need to leave 2 people behind. This, of course, has generated a lot of discussion, much of which is summed up in an editorial by our own Matt Rossi.

There's lots more things, big and small, to cover, and we have the usual roundup of the week's news below. As of this writing, there's not been any announced downtime for this morning, but whether there is or not, a little break to get caught up can't hurt.

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Last Week in WoW: News vacation edition

Last Week in WoW
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. It's another one of those weird weeks when the biggest stories of the week aren't even about the game itself, but about movies and upcoming games that we aren't technically supposed to know about.

Of course, there's plenty of cool stuff going on in game as we gradually discover those fun little secrets and smaller changes to patch 5.3, and we always have a good assortment of guides to help you get through the game. Downtime this morning is a series of rolling restarts at 7:00 a.m. PDT, but that's a good excuse to take a small break and read on for our usual roundup.

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Last Week in WoW: Back to the grind edition

Last Week in WoW Back to the grind edition
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. Patch 5.3 is out, and we have both a written guide and a video guide to the top 5 things you need to know. Beyond that, of course, we have guides to just about aspect of the new patch that'll tell you what to do to get the most out of it. Our usual roundup of those guides and the rest of the week's news can be found below. Maintenance today is 4 hours, starting at 5 a.m. PDT, so you should have some time.

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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: How soon is soon edition

Last Week in WoW How soon is soon edition
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. We continue to wait for patch 5.3, with official confirmation coming in yesterday that it won't be going live this week. In the meantime, the test server continues to be updated, and the big news stories are often outside the game, from the news that WoW is down to 8.3 million subscribers to the news Diablo III had to shut down the auction house due to massive gold duping bugs. They've since announced that all money from the illegitimate auctions, including their cut, will be donated to charity.

All this news and more awaits you with our usual roundup below. As of this writing, there is no announced downtime, but even if there isn't, you deserve a break right? Relax and read on.

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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: Bugging out edition

Last Week in WoW Bugging out edition
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. Today's header is bought to you by the fact that Azure Water Striders have a pretty cool mount special animation. Now, on to the news. The past 7 days have been remarkably busy on a lot of fronts. It's Children's Week, which means you have one more chance to hang out with some cool kids and get some awesome pets in return. We have a guide to doing the achievements as well, of course. Both rounds of BlizzCon tickets sold out pretty quickly, as expected.

The big happenings don't end there, of course. Read on for the usual roundup of all the major news and guides from the past week, including new patch 5.3 PTR news. Realm maintenance starts at 3:00 a.m. Pacific time this morning and is expected to last 8 hours, so you should have time.

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  • The developers held a live chat last Thursday. We have a transcript of the questions asked and their juicy, succulent answers.
  • The official BlizzCon 2013 contests have been announced.
  • Did you miss out on getting a BlizzCon ticket? We have a guide to other ways to experience BlizzCon.
  • Check out the latest patch 5.3 PTR notes updates for April 22.
  • Check out the latest patch 5.2 live server hotfixes for April 22.
  • Patch 5.3 will see a massive nerf to the scaling of PvP power.
  • Select pet types may get new passive abilities for pet battling.

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Last Week in WoW: Barrelling toward patch 5.3 edition

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. Patch 5.3 continues to be on the PTR, and the changes keep coming. We still have no actual ETA for when the patch will hit live servers, but it's certainly not slowing down. On the other hand, the live servers are hopping too, with Raid Finder finally opening its doors to all comers, allowing us all to take down the notorious Lei Shen. As always, our intrepid team has been out covering it all.

Downtime today is just a series of rolling restarts at 7 a.m. PDT. The process is expected to take about an hour, which is more than enough time to skim our usual roundup of the last week of news. Read on to see what you may have missed.

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