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Last Week in WoW: The Parting Glass

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. Life is full of endings and partings. For example, Love Is In the Air is over for another year, and the Mists of Pandaria expansion is pretty much over except for the Garrosh farming. Sometimes those partings are pretty sad. For example, I still don't have my Big Love Rocket. Sometimes, though, they can make way for something better. For example, Mists of Pandaria may be gone, but Warlords of Draenor is coming on fast, and we've got a lot of great news and insight about it this past week.

Downtime today is limited to a series of rolling restarts at 5 a.m. PST, but seriously, take some to read up on the Warlords of Draenor news, if nothing else. It's good stuff. We also have our usual roundup of other great news and features. Before I tell you to read on, though, let me say just one more thing, dear readers. You were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And you know what? So was I.

Warlords of Draenor news and features
  • Check out our Warlords of Draenor guide for all the news you need in one place.
  • The new orc female model has been revealed, and the dwarf female model can be seen in 3d on the official Warlords of Draenor site.
  • Warlords of Draenor PvP will feature a spectator mode and the return of skirmishes.
  • You will need a silver medal from the Proving Grounds if you want to randomly queue for heroic dungeons in Warlords. In addition, they've hinted that Proving Grounds may be able to scale up instead of down in the future.
  • The Dread Hatchling is now appearing in the pet journal as of patch 5.4.7.
  • A recent press event has resulted in a glut of new Warlords info. Check out video of the character boost process and Alliance Shadowmoon Valley questing.

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Last Week in WoW: Where did all this news come from edition

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. This week was one of those ones in which you don't think much news happened, until you sit down and read. Seriously, we got a lot of excellent tidbits of Warlords of Draenor and patch 5.4.7, along with the usual assortment of handy guides, lore articles, and news.

Read on for the latest. Downtime is limited to rolling restarts at 5 a.m. PST, but trust me, you'll want to know what's cooking.

Hot news and guides
  • Love is the Air is underway. Time to start queueing on all your level 90 alts for that rocket mount!
  • Check out the latest patch 5.4.7 PTR note updates for February 3.
  • Check out the latest patch 5.4.2 hotfixes for February 4 and February 5.
  • Check out the latest connected realm and free realm move information for February 6 and February 7.
  • World of Warcraft is up to 7.8 million subscribers, an increase from the last figure we heard.
  • PvP season 14 has received a two-week warning, which suggests patch 5.4.7 will be here soon.
  • Patch 5.4.7 features some Alterac Valley changes that may help the horde turn the tide in that battleground.
  • With the devs already playing patch 6.0 arenas, could an internal alpha of Warlords of Draenor already be in play?

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Last Week in WoW: Lack of beta blues edition

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. I feel like we're officially in the part of the year where we're all desperate for the expansion beta, but have a sinking feeling it won't be out for at least another month or two. Soon just isn't soon enough. Luckily, we still have some choice WoD news tidbits coming out, as well as a flood of news from the patch 5.4.7 PTR.

With so much to read up on, you might want to get it to. Maintenance today is limited to rolling restarts at 5 a.m. pacific time, but you'll want to take your time absorbing this good stuff.

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Last Week in WoW: Card envy edition

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. The stream of Warlords of Draenor news continues unabated, although we've yet to hear the long-awaited beta announcement. Of course, my favorite piece of news this week probably comes from Hearthstone. A nerfed Pyroblast card almost makes up for losing my beloved Unleash the Hounds.

Downtime today is limited to rolling restarts at 5 a.m. Pacific time, but why not take a few moments to pick out your own favorite news story of the week? The usual roundup is below.

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Last Week in WoW: Yes, we have no corgis edition

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. Alas, another year, another Winter Veil without a Corgi of my own to keep forever. The Holidays are mostly behind us, and it's just about time to get back to work in earnest. While we can all hope the expansion news spigot turns on full blast in the coming weeks, don't think the last few weeks have been completely news-free either.

Downtime this morning is only a series of rolling restarts at 5 a.m. PST, but there's enough news here that you may want to take a little longer to get caught up. Read on for all the latest stuff.

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Last Week in WoW: Sad news edition

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. By now, I'm sure most of you have heard the biggest news. Lead Systems Designer Greg Tiberius Street, better known as Ghostcrawler, is leaving us. Not only that, the Warcraft movie has been delayed until 2016.

But don't get too down. There's still good news to be thankful for. For example, The Daily Blink came out of retirement to comment on Ghostcrawler's retirement. We also got some pretty juicy news for the next expansion. For all of that and more, read on. Downtime today is limited to rolling restarts, but it never hurts to take a break.

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Last Week in WoW: Birthday cake edition

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone, and Happy 9th Anniversary to WoW. Have you logged in for your free achievement and buff yet? If you haven't, you may need to wait a while longer, as some servers are scheduled to be down for connection from 6 a.m. - 11 a.m. PST. The rest of us, however, just have to put up with rolling restarts at 7 a.m. PST.

Whether you're waiting out a restart or waiting for a connected realm, have no fear, we have plenty of articles to keep you busy. BlizzCon may be over, but we're still covering the aftermath and offering insight in to what all these changes mean. Read on for all the latest WoW news from BlizzCon and beyond.

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Last Week in WoW: Almost time edition

Last Week in WoW
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. BlizzCon draws nearer and nearer, and as it draws nearer, tantalizing tidbits abound. From renaming games to revealing panel schedules, we have it all laid out in our roundup below. We also have the usual sprinkling of news and guides to help you get the most of patch 5.4.

Downtime today is limit to rolling restarts at 7 a.m. PDT, with realms scheduled to be down no more than 15 minutes apiece. Still, a morning news break is a pretty decent way to spend a Tuesday morning, right? Read on.

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Last Week in WoW: Meditating on the news edition

Last Week in WoW
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. Patch 5.4 is well underway, and Blizzard's been pretty busy. So have we, of course, covering all the hotfixes, writing new guides, and even covering some of the interesting news come out of Blizzard's other games, such as some long-anticipated but somehow still unexpected news about Diablo III's most contentious feature.

Downtime this morning is regulated to a series of rolling restarts at 7 a.m. PDT, but why not take some advice from the monks? Relax, sit back, and meditate on some of the past week's news. We have the usual roundup for you below.

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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: 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: 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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Last Week in WoW: Keep on farming edition

Last Week in WoW Keep on farming edition
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. This week has felt a little quieter than the past few, possibly because everyone's finally digging in and pushing to get those last few Pandaria factions to exalted. That said, there's still been plenty of patch 5.1 coming in from the PTR, and we've been writing lots of excellent guides and short tip posts to give you an edge in whatever you're doing in Mists.

Downtime this morning is limited to rolling restarts at 5 a.m. PDT, so there's no time like the present to arm yourself with knowledge before you plunge back into the game. Read on for our usual roundup.

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Blizzard working to repair ongoing login issues [Updated]

Blizzard working to repair ongoing login issues
Nethaera has posted on the US forums that Blizzard are working to rectify the login issues currently preventing players from connecting to certain realms. Following today's rolling restarts that may or may not be related to some strange events, many players have had issues gaining access to the game.

Nethaera
We are currently experiencing an issue after the performed rolling restarts that is affecting the authentication servers. We are currently investigating this issue and will provide further updates within an hour.

Updates:

12:17 p.m. PDT - We are continuing to work to resolve the connection issues that many players are experiencing while attempting to log in to the game. We do not have an ETA for when this will be resolved but will provide an additional update at approximately 1:15 p.m. PDT.

1:17 p.m. PDT- Thank you for your patience. The log in issues are being slowly resolved and players are able to log in once more. We will provide updates should any additional issues occur.


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Mists of Pandaria is here! The level cap has been raised to 90, many players have returned to Azeroth, and pet battles are taking the world by storm. Keep an eye out for all of the latest news, and check out our comprehensive guide to Mists of Pandaria for everything you'll ever need to know.

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Last Week in WoW: Finding your way in patch 5.0.4 edition

Last Week in WoW Finding your way in patch 504
The big news of the week, of course, is patch 5.0.4, which now on live servers. We, of course, have been offering all the news and guides you'll need to stay informed on how the patch works and how your class has changed. One of the most pleasant changes for me, personally has been the increased leveling speed. Suddenly, it's sort of fun to level again, and I already have a new level 85 warrior as a result, thanks in part to Rossi's excellent warrior guides.

There's non-patch news too, as well. My favorite tidbit is the news that they're working on new Orc and Human models. As someone who plays a human male main, I'm definitely looking forward to possibly not looking like a shaved gorilla, I won't lie.

You can read all this and more in our usual news roundup below. Downtime is limited to rolling restarts at 5 a.m. PDT, but why not take a breather and catch up?

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