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Legion Invasions, Bonus Weekend

 

The Legion Unleashed

Legion Updates and HUGE Weekend Event!

x2 EXP | Honor | DP | Arena Points | Skill Cards

 

Heroes!

 

Honor and glory await you on the battlefield: a brand new x2 event is here! Get ready to bask in the glow of experience, honor, arena points, skill cards, and DP as you skyrocket your way to new heights of power: the Legion Update is here, and with it a Bonus Weekend!

 

The Goods:

  • x2 Weekend Mega-Event

    • x2 EXP, 

    • x2 DP

    • x2 Honor, 

    • x2 Arena Points

  • Quest: Counting Cards - Cost reduced to 10 Marks of Ascension

    • Quest now repeatable all weekend long!

  • Two New Legion Bosses

  • Legion Invasions now available at all levels 20+

 

You’ve fought bravely against the Burning Legion, Heroes. 

 

Their advance into Azeroth halted by your efforts, even the villainous Fel-touched have been unable to force your surrender. You have persevered, closed portal after portal, and destroyed Legion forces at every turn. But the battle is not yet won; the Legion’s armies bolster.

 

Demonic hordes rally behind the charge of two new, fierce generals, hungry for Azeroth’s downfall. With their arrival, more Invasion Points spawn throughout the world, unleashing the Legion’s threat across unsuspecting new zones. Demons pour through these portals, offering new challenges and new chances for glory. 

 

The Legion Invasion Update is here!

 

Two new Legion Bosses join the fight for Azeroth’s destruction! Additionally, Legion Invasions now have a chance to spawn in all zones about level 20, offering players of all levels a chance to contribute to the Legion’s fall!

 

Gather your guilds and allies, Heroes: new threats appear to burn Azeroth to the ground. Two new PvE Bosses have been added to Legion Invasions: the soul keeper, Yaldaboath, and Xorzenath, the Master of Illusion. These two bosses have been built from the ground up to offer players who love PvE a dynamic, exciting challenge. Their tactics and strategies remain a mystery--for now. It’s up to adventurers to hunt down and destroy this new threat, and you alone can lead your allies to victory against the Legion’s blazing threat.

 

In the end, all will serve...

 

Additionally, Legion Invasions now have a chance to spawn in all Zones level 20+! Now, regardless of how your journey is progressing, no matter what level your Hero, you’ll be able to find and compete in Legion Invasions. The more demons you destroy, the more rewards you’ll receive. 

 

Be Prepared!

 

To prepare you for the Legion’s Second Wind, all Heroes have been granted a titanic bonus:x2 EXP, DP, Honor, and Arena Points is LIVE!

 

This weekend only, enjoy bonuses to really take advantage of Legion Invasions: not only will the experience you recieve for slaying demons be doubled, but any honor you gain in combat (both in World PvP as well as Battlegrounds) is also doubled--meaning you can prepare to gear up even while you level. Additionally, with double DP on the table you can use your Bazaar Tokens to grab any cosmetics you might be interested in, power up your Hero with Secondary Specs, mount skins, bags, and more!

 

Go forth, Heroes--the Legion awaits, and it’s up to you to stop them.

 

 

 

 

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Lets Squash Some Bugs

 

To Squash, or Not to Squash

Ascension’s Brand New Bug Tracker

 

Heroes!

 

The community needs your help.

 

As the new year rolls in, bug fixes are the name of the 2020 game. Forget hindsight, we’re squashing these suckers now. Over the next few months, in preparation for what’s to come, one of Ascension’s major focuses will be on quickly and efficiently eliminating bugs that the community identifies. To do that effectively, you have the power. 

 

Welcome to the New Bugtracker

 

Nothing in a game feels worse than climbing an obstacle like a quest chain or exploration adventure only to be stopped by a bug--not a game mechanic or intentional challenge, but a bug. If Bethesda has taught us anything, it’s the absolute agony of being powerless to fix or overcome these obstacles. Luckily, bugs on Ascension can be overcome--identified and crushed swiftly as long as there are Heroes dedicated to bringing them to light. It’s impossible to find bugs hiding in the shadows, but unlike single player games, Ascension has a community: a community that can help put these issues to rest. Permanently.

 

The Ascension Launcher now has a new “Bugtracker” feature built in: right there at the top. Using it, Heroes will not only be able to report identified bugs, but vote on which bugs should be fixed first. 

 

Here’s what you’ll see when you click it

 

Using the new bug tracker, you’ll be able to quickly and with minimal effort create and submit a ticket straight to the developers with information on a bug you’ve encountered. Not only that, but your ticket will be publicly visible, allowing Heroes to assign it a personal priority. Bugs that the community wants fixed first will get fixed first. Bugs that might otherwise go unnoticed will get the spotlight shed on them. The more Heroes engaged in the process, the more effective the system becomes.

 

Simple. Straightforward. Just pretend there are bugs in those slots.

 

Why use the bug tracker?

 

  • I don’t want to go around finding bugs

You don’t have to. The bug tracker is not a chore for Heroes. You don’t have to run around the world searching for them. The new bug tracker is a tool so that if a player encounters a bug that impedes their personal adventure, they can report it knowing it will get to the Devs and get fixed. This is a tool for you to make sure the things annoying you are fixed, not for you to run around solving problems--that’s what the devs are for. You just need to point them in the right direction.

 

  • Why should I contribute to the bugtracker?

It’s a big world out there, and with such a complicated game (especially with Ascension’s massive amount of custom features), it’s impossible with our small team to hit every beat. We’re only human, and we’re prone just like anyone to overlooking, incorrectly identifying, or just straight up missing bugs. That’s why this is a community effort. It takes a village, and if we work together, we can crush every obstacle that gets in our way.

 

  • Is priority rating actually going to be taken into account?

Yes. With priority rating the community can voice what bugs you care about, and in what order you want them fixed. Obviously things that are game breaking will have the final priority--crashes, things that cause lag, things that make the game unplayable, etc--but beyond that, the community dictates what gets fixed.

 

  • Will the bug I submit actually be reviewed and fixed?

Yes. By our actual devs, with their actual skills. Using the bug tracker guarantees your voice gets heard--not just by the devs, but by the community. We can use the system to make sure that the bugs causing the most heartache are eliminated first. Everything is visible. Heroes can leave comments and share their experiences, rate what’s causing the most trouble.

 

We can fix what’s bugging us if we work together. This kind of undertaking, eliminating all of Ascension’s bugs, is a big task. It’ll take every one of us, but we can make it work--and if we do, each release in the future, everything NEW that’s coming to Ascension, will be that much more epic. 

 

Lets crush some bugs, Heroes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To Battle! PvP Progression 3 Releases Tomorrow

 

Towards Battle we Ride

PvP Progression 3: Marshall Gear, PvP Mounts, and More

 

Heroes,

 

New rewards are yours to claim. As Season 5 rages on, you prove your skill with every battle, every fight, and grow stronger with each victory. Such dedication deserves spoils: the armor of champions and the steeds of War:

 

PvP Progression 3 is here.

 

Season 5’s third PvP Progression brings with it a flood of new weapons, armor, and mounts that Heroes can struggle to obtain.

 

  • Marshall and Field Marshall Epic Equipment

    • Available for Arena Points

  • Battleground Epic Items 

    • (WSG/AB/AV Epics)

  • Black PvP Mounts for all Races

  • Current Arena Gear purchasable for Honor

 

To celebrate the coming of PvP Progression 3, 40v40 Battlegrounds will rage for two hours after the content update, starting at 18:00 server time and going until 20:00. Don’t miss out on this chance to dive into this weekend’s Battle Brawl.

 

Prove your mettle, Heroes. Through Arena, Battlegrounds, or World PvP you have the chance to dominate the competition. Rise through the ranks, equip your Hero, and conquer every challenge.


Good luck on the battlefield.

 

 

 

 

 

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Blackwing Lair comes to Season 5!

 

On Black Wings

Blackwing Lair Releases Saturday on Season 5

 

Heroes,

 

You’ve cooled the Core and extinguished the Firelord--the threat of Molten Core is vanquished. Now you and your allies must raise your sights from the depths of Blackrock Mountain to its heights. Nefarian awaits at the mountain’s summit concocting his terrible Chromatic Flight, and this time he’ll prove more of a challenge than you ever imagined.

 

A reforged Blackwing Lair releases Saturday, January 4th on Season 5!

 

Get ready to tackle an improved Blackwing Lair, Heroes! Like Zul’gurub and Molten Core before it, Nefarian’s lair has been overhauled and rebalanced to provide a true challenge for guilds seeking one. Throughout its release we’ll be keeping a close eye on the Lair, making adjustments as needed to ensure its integrity and keep it cemented as one of Vanilla’s most iconic raids. Put your Heroes to the test as you climb to the heights of Blackwing Lair and engage the horrors within. 

 

Blackwing Lair releases at 18:00 Server Time on Saturday, January 4th. With its release, Bloody Blackwing Lair items will be available in the High Risk open world!

 

Finally, we know many of you will be gunning for the honor of Realm First once Blackwing Lair opens its gates. Please remember that video footage of the raid and all boss kills is required for any Realm First claims! If you have footage you’d like reviewed, make sure to send it on over to Grey or Zen via discord.

 

Gather your allies, heroes, and get ready to step into Blackwing Lair!

 

Blackwing Lair releases at 18:00 Server Time on Saturday, January 4th.

 

 

 

 

 

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Updates for the New Year!

 

First Changes of a New Year!

Talent Capstones

 

Heroes!

 

Talent Essences are precious--they afford you one of the most decisive ways of customizing your Hero, and each one of them represents a powerful, tangible power boost to your Hero. Some of you spend your Essences improving your favorite Spells and Skills. Others spend them on bonuses that improve your Hero’s personal stats such as agility or intellect. Others invest in talents that cause interesting effects such as Nether Protection, Cheat Death, or Natural Perfection. However you spend them, they’re not to be spent lightly--each one is valuable, and wasting them could prove your downfall at the hands of a Hero who spent them well.

 

With hundreds of options to invest in, and so many powerful talents to choose, there’s a certain lackluster feeling to dropping a ton of talent essences into a single talent. Certain five point talents, and even three point talents, can feel necessary but underwhelming when you need to pick them. That of course begs the question: wouldn’t it be nice if investing in maxing out a talent came with certain benefits? What if, in spending the essences to fully max out a talent, you received an extra powerful bonus that made it worth investing in?

 

Introducing Talent Capstones!

 

Capstones are special bonuses that are unlocked when a talent is fully invested in. By maxing out a talent, you’ll receive additional benefits that make it worth investing all the way. The capstone will provide unique, exciting bonuses to your Hero--from increasing the strength of the spell to offering additional effects. Although not every talent will have a capstone, the capstones that do exist will make feel worth it when Heroes drop five precious talent essences into a single talent.

 

 

Talent Capstones are coming with the next Balance Patch! There are a few previews for you here, and you’ll be able to see the rest in-game soon. Let us know in the comments what talents you’d like to see get capstones, and maybe you’ll see them in the future.

 

We hope you’re excited to check out Capstones, Heroes! Good luck, and we’ll see you on the battlefield!

 

P.S. Here’s a few other cool ones to whet your appetite!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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