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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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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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Last Week in WoW: Face your fears edition

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. Today marks the beginning of the end for patch 5.0, as Terrace of Endless Spring, the final raid for this tier, opens up. Sure, we still have the heroic and Raid Finder versions yet to go, but it feels like we're entering the home stretch. Still, there's no release date for patch 5.1 on the horizon either (and no new raids coming with it anyway), so we may be beating down the Sha of Fear for quite some time.

That said, you won't be doing much beating this morning, as downtime starts at 5 a.m. PST and lasts at least 6 hours. Luckily, we're here to keep you busy. Read on for the usual roundup of the past week's news.

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Last Week in WoW: Rabble rousing edition

Last Week in WoW Rabble rousing edition
Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. Controversy seems to be the name of the game in news this week. Even as controversy over the exact role and scope of the Raid Finder heats up on the forums, Heart of Fear opens up to Raid Finder raiders today. Blizzard's also made a few tweaks to the Brawler's Guild feature, and those aren't proving very popular either.

There's more stuff going on, of course, and with maintenance scheduled to start at 5 a.m. PST and last at least 6 hours, you should have time to get caught up on it. Read on for the usual roundup.

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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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Last Week in WoW: Pandapocalypse edition

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. While there's a lot of awesome news coming out of Mists of Pandaria over the past week, the biggest story was probably that whole horrible plague of death descending over major capital cities, followed by some huge login issues.

That said, if reliving the weekend of horrible death and login trouble isn't your bag, don't worry and keep reading. There's lots of nice, meaty stuff to dig into, from hidden daily quests to the latest on Patch 5.1. Downtime today starts at 5 a.m. PDT and only last 2 hours, so you have a nice slice of time to get caught up on the latest WoW news.

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