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By Magma be Melted!

 

Face the Firelord

Molten Core Releases Saturday on Season 5!

 

Heroes,

 

Once, long ago, the War of the Three Hammers raged between the dwarven clans of the Eastern Kingdoms. Facing imminent defeat, the Sorcerer-Thane Thaurissan, leader of the Dark Irons, sought to turn the tide of the war by summoning an ancient and powerful creature--to his folly. 

 

Deep beneath his halls, Thaurissan’s reckless use of magic tore open a portal to the Firelands, incinerating him instantly and beckoning the creatures that dwelt there. The eruption of flame transformed the mountain and created the Molten Core.

 

Ragnaros the Firelord claimed dominion of the Core, subjugating the Dark Iron Dwarves to his will. Now he sleeps beneath the mountain, gathering strength while his minions walk its searing halls.

 

It is up to you, Heroes, to stop them.   

 

Molten Core releases Saturday on Bleeding Hollow!

 

Get ready to dive into the fire as you challenge the monsters of Molten Core! Don’t think it will be easy, Heroes; like Zul’Gurub and Onyxia, Molten Core has been fine tuned to provide a more polished experience for adventurers. Bring your best to the raid, expect a nice challenge, and see how strong that PvE Power makes you when you’re facing off against the Firelord.

 

Molten Core releases 18:00 Server Time on Saturday, December 7th. Additionally, with its release, Bloody Molten Core items will be available in High Risk in the open world!

 

Gather your allies, heroes, and get ready to step into the Core!

 

 

 

 

 

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Kazzak Appears on Season 5!

 

Kazzak Claims the Scar

A New World Boss Threatens Season 5!

 

Heroes!

 

Deep within the Tainted Scar lies all that remains of the Legion’s second invasion. These few demons, through the ash and smoke south of the Dark Portal itself, lay claim to the wastes and red earth. Once scattered and disorganized, they now rally beneath the sword of their terrible commander: the demon general Kazzak appears!

 

Kazzak can be found in the Tainted Scar starting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4th! Once he appears, you and your allies can engage him in combat to end his reign and steal away demonic treasures. As a World Boss, Kazzak will have all world boss updates: that means that if you’re in the group who brings him down, you’ll have access to not only the treasure he keeps, but loot from all world bosses, with the [Treasures of Azeroth].

 

Every Hero in the raid that takes down a World Boss is awarded a [Treasure’s of Azeroth] cache: you’ll get loot no matter what if you bring the demon general down, and you’ll have a chance to slay him in both High Risk and No Risk. Like other World Bosses before him, an announcement will ring out across the world letting players know when he’s spawned, as well as in what risk style, so gather your allies and head out to hunt some demons! Be careful though, Heroes: criminals, outlaws, and members of the opposite faction might be waiting for the chance to take you down.

 

Finally, Kazzak will be added to the Hero’s Call and Warchief’s Command Boards as a kill-quest, meaning you can snag additional loot for taking him down.


Good luck on the hunt, Heroes--face your demons, or at least Kazzak.

 

Kazzak releases Wenesday, December 4th, at 18:00 server time! Get your allies ready, heroes!

 

 

 

 

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Weekends: The New Arena Primetime

 

Weekend Warriors

Bonus Rewards for Weekend Arena Battles

 

Heroes!

 

Competing in Arena Battles is one of the highlights and hallmarks of PvP: here, your skills are tested--your gear, enchantments, strategy, and abilities are put to the test. Unlike the exciting unpredictability of World PvP, or Battleground PvP which relies heavily on group strategy and teamwork, arenas, especially 1v1 arenas, are your place to truly show your mastery: competing here is the culmination of both your skill in building a Hero and also in playing them; they are a place to truly test your might.

 

In order to keep the arena the competitive battlefield it needs to be, it needs new faces, new Heroes, new builds, and epic prizes. The more people fighting, the better: thus, for the rest of Season 5 the Arena will offer bonus arena points when competing on the weekend!

 

This season, weekends are the go-to primetime for Arena competition. Why? Because fighting in the arena on weekends during Season 5 nets you bonus arena points. These points can be spent on mounts, enhancements, and character upgrades such as Mystic Runes, Mystic Orbs, Secondary Specs, and more. Plus, as new PvP Progression phases near, you’ll need those arena points to purchase powerful PvP gear. If you miss out, the competition will leave you in the dust--but if you can gather points, you’ll be in a position to purchase brand new gear the moment it becomes available.

 

With bonus arena points awarded during weekends, Heroes now have a huge reason to hop online and join the fray--more Heroes means faster queue times, and faster queue times means more arenas. The more Heroes engaging in arenas, the more different match types, playstyles, and Heroes you get to compete against. In the end, the Arena scene becomes a truly rigorous competition of some of the best PvPers on the Season. The end result is a season that offers Heroes looking for an extreme PvP competition to get the challenge they’re seeking--more Heroes, more points, more arena gear, more fun. With Bonus Arena Weekends, Heroes can feel confident that competing in the Arena is getting them that much closer to rewards.

 

We’ll be keeping a close eye on Arenas to see what will make them truly shine as a place of competition throughout Season 5.


See you in the brawl, Heroes!

 

 

 

 

 

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Season 5 Weekend 4 Updates!!

 

Weekend Four Approaches

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

 

Heroes!

 

We hope you had a great harvest as the last days of Fall come to a close! Speaking of great things in cornucopias, we’ve got a bunch of new updates fresh from the field straight to your door. Weekend Four is here on Season 5, and with it comes a bounty of new updates for you: check ‘em out!

 

Season 5 Weekend Four:

  • Azuregos Appears!

  • FelTouched Update Pack #1

  • Arena Point Bonus Weekends

  • Double DP Continues through Cyber Monday

    • 50% Bonus EXP

    • Daily Cyber Sales all weekend long!

  • 50% Reduced Cost on the Ace of Talents

  • Battle Brawl: 40v40 Arathi Basin

  • Balance Mini Patch

 

The Azure Dragon Appears!

 

He’s a big blue boy...

 

Feel that rumble in Azshara, Heroes? That’s the rumble of certain death: Azuregos, dragon of the Blue Flight, is here to protect the secrets of the Highborn! Long ago, the night elf city of Eldarath stood proudly on the coastlines of Azshara. After it’s fall, their artifacts and magical treasures were lost to the wilderness. Azuregos, as a member of the Blue Dragonflight, covets these treasures, and keeps them safe from mortal hands--will he keep you from them?

 

Azuregos starts roaming the wilds of Azshara tomorrow, Saturday, November 30th. Once he appears, you and your allies can engage him in combat to steal away the treasures he’s hoarded. As a World Boss, Azuregos will of course have all world boss updates: that means no matter what you’re up to, joining the fray and taking him down will be worth your while:

 

To start, every Hero in the raid that takes down a World Boss will snag a [Treasure’s of Azeroth]: you’ll get loot no matter what if you bring the Dragon down. Next, there’s two chances to slay him: Azuregos will appear separately in both High Risk and No Risk, meaning if you’re really dedicated you could potentially grab his loot twice. Additionally, it also means that just because your group didn’t grab him in one of his phases doesn’t mean you can’t grab him in the other--if a group is engaging him in No Risk, pop into High Risk and try your luck there--just be careful on the hunt Heroes: criminals, outlaws, and members of the opposite faction might be waiting for the chance to take you down. Of course, that also means a well-placed assault on an enemy guild might net you an Azuregos Kill and loot from Fallen Heroes…

 

Also don’t forget: Azuregos is a kill-quest on the Call Boards. The Blue Dragon’s death seems to be of interest to more than just the Heroes of Azeroth, and whoever runs the Call Board seems willing to offer huge rewards to players who lay the dragon low. With potential loot from Azuregos himself, the [Treasures] he drops, and also the Call Board rewards, your single boss kill has the potential to net you massive rewards. When you see that spawn announcement appear, it’s time to gather your Raid, Heroes--Azuregos awaits, and you won’t want to miss his downfall.



FelTouched Update Pack #1

 

Join the Legion today!

 

How are you feeling about the loss of your soul, Heroes? Does the Legion’s power fill the hole where the core of your very being once rested? If so, congratulations: you’re a full-blooded demon. If not, the Legion Faction is getting a few tweaks and updates to make their bargains more tempting:

 

FelTouched Heroes are now full-fledged Demons:

 

The Heroes of Azeroth are well aware of the reason for the demon amy’s title of “Legion”: though they may be slain on Azeroth, their souls return to the twisting nether to rest, reform, and regenerate--essentially making their forces unending. For a member of the Legion, dying on Azeroth is merely a setback--and now, that’s all it is for you, too: dying as a FelTouched Hero merely sets you back.

 

With this update, FelTouched Heroes, rather than dying permanently, are sent back to the Twisting Nether and reset to level 20. Though their inventory and bank items are lost to the Nether, they keep the spells and abilities they possessed at level 20. That means, rather than having to create a new FelTouched Hero after being slain, you can now die, assess what went wrong, and jump right back into the war. Keeping the abilities you obtained from levels 1-20 means you’ll always have a familiar, comfortable core kit, and resetting rather than dying permanently means the cost of failure is a little less steep.

 

Spawn, Kill, Die, Return Quickly to Finish the Job--the Life of a Legion Hero

 

Additionally, with this new update souls are now Character Bound, meaning you’ll no longer lose them spontaneously! It also means you can collect and power up your FelTouched Hero knowing it’ll be sticking around, grabbing the upgrades you want for your character. It’s worth really thinking about what abilities you want to start with, and where your talent points are best spent for maximum invasion potential. Snatch up the souls of the fallen, spread the Legion’s dominance, and empower your FelTouched Hero to become a force of Fel Magic.

 

Finally, though falling on the material plane is still painful, jumping back into the fight won’t be--the Legion has dropped Felforged Chests along the Zoram Strand and other entry level areas for FelTouched Heroes to obtain! These chests can contain all manner of gear, but only FelTouched Heroes will be able to access them. Chests on the Zoram Strand have upgrades for your level 20 starting equipment, and Legion Caches of all levels can be found with upgrades in various areas. Be on the lookout for Felforged chests out in the world!

 

A few other tweaks arrive with the first FelTouched Update:

  • Your pet now automatically spawns next to you once your meteor lands

  • Your spells are automatically upgraded to the latest rank when you leave the Twisting Nether.

  • You will now receive messages encouraging you to spend your Talent Points before leaving the Twisting Nether, ensuring you are always at your best!

  • Using the Fel Portal instantly levels up your abilities to their current max-rank

    • No more dropping in with rank 1 spells!

  • Killing another Felforged hero will now reward you with all of their equipment

 

Bountiful Harvest Bonanza!

 

First, ‘bonanza’ is a great and underused word. Second, we’ve got tons of bountiful bonuses for Heroes hungry for savings! To start, enjoy 50% bonus EXP all through Cyber Monday! There’s never been a better time to try out Ascension--with bonus EXP, you can skyrocket your way through levels on Draft Heroes, destroy your opponents with FelTouched Heroes, or dive into our challenge modes as an Iron Man, Survivalist, or Resolute hero--grabbing all the rewards that come with them. Grab Mystic Runes, Orbs, Gear, and more when you finish a Challenge Mode and power up your Hero to new heights!

 

Next, all through Cyber Monday grabdouble DP for any DP you pick up! Got your eye on a mount or cosmetic set? Now is the time to grab it--with double DP, you can grab twice as much stuff for the same price--talk about savings.

 

Finally, the deals only get better--in addition to double DP, the Supporter Shop has sales going every day through Cyber Monday! The deals include cosmetics, mounts, support items and more! Each deal will be announced on the Twitter when it goes live, so check up often to see if the loot you want goes on sale! Then, in addition to those savings, there’s also a brand new vendor hanging out by Tiraxis with sales for the Ethereal Bazaar--items that are usually rotated randomly through Tixaxis’s wares are now available for you to purchase directly. If you see a mount or cosmetic that you’d love your Hero to roam around on, now is the time to grab it--if you miss your chance, there’s no telling when it might appear on the Ethereal Bazaar again. Don’t miss out!

 

Tiraxis has interesting friends...

 

Lastly (but not leastly!) we’ve got some updates, changes, and reminders for this weekend:

 

First, don’t forget our Battle Brawl happening Saturday at Primetime! This big ole’ Battleground will feature 40v40 Arathi Basin for the entire 2 hour duration! Queue for AB, jump into the battle, and see if you can lead your team to victory. Then, win or lose, queue up again to battle it out for a whole two hours--gaining Honor has never been more fun.

 

Second, we’ve permanently reduced the cost of the Ace of Talents by 50%, bringing the exclusive card from 100 Marks of Ascension down to 50. The Ace allows players to re-select their level 60 abilities, refunding you 5 Ability Essences to spend as you please. Whether you made the choice long ago and want to switch it up, think you could have chosen better, or just want a change of pace, you can now do so at half the original price. With the Ace of Talents, powering up your Hero has never been easier.

 

Finally, we have a small set of balance changes coming Saturday for all Heroes to enjoy, so keep an eye on the changelog to see if your spec is getting stronger.

 

We hope this weekend makes your Harvest Season that much more bountiful, Heroes! With a cornucopia of savings, a basketful of improvements, and even more updates on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to jump headfirst into Season 5!

 

We’ll see you on the battlefield.

 

 

 

 

 

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Frog Facts

 

Ribbit

Toadally Awesome

 

Heroes,

 

Toads are traditionally characterized by dry, leathery skin, short legs, and large bumps around their body. Contrary to popular belief, however, science makes no distinction between frogs and toads. People often find it popular to make distinctions between frogs and toads--this is known as folk taxonomy. The claim tends to be that toads inhabit more rugged, drier terrain, while frogs tend towards wetter, more moist environments. Truth be told, however, there is no scientific backing to these claims--toads, or the animals commonly known as toads, are merely species of frogs.


The picture above is of a big frog. 

 

Ribbit.

 

Find toadally awesome deals on the Supporter Shop every day next week leading up to Cyber Monday. Each day new items go on sale. You might find a frog.

 

Download our game if you like frogs:

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Other Amazing Facts about Frogs:

 

  • There are over 5,000 species of frog.

  • Frogs don’t need to drink water as they absorb it through their skin.

  • A frog’s call is unique to its species, and some frog calls can be heard up to a mile away.

  • Some frogs can jump over 20 times their own body length; that is like a human jumping 30m.

  • Frogs are the natural predators of Blood Elves and Wizards

  • Due to their permeable skin, typically biphastic life (aquatic larvae and terrestrial adults), and mid-position in the food web frogs and other amphibians are excellent biological indicators of the wider health of ecosystems.

  • In Egypt the frog is the symbol of life and fertility, and in Egyptian mythology Heget is a frog-goddess who represents fertility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ascension: PvE Badge System, GO!

 

A Badge of Honor

Ascension PvE Badge System

 

Heroes!

 

You step again into the Molten Core. The sweltering heat of boiling rock and magma sears your skin, your armor searing in the heat. Blow by blow you strike down the monsters in your path, motivated by the promise of treasure from the Firelord’s fall. You take down his minions, douse the smouldering runes, and confront Ragnaros in his lair. 

 

He falls, and your raid is victorious. The sword you have been searching for drops from his corpse…

 

...and another Hero takes it from you. Yet you do not despair.

 

As you step up to the corpse of the Firelord, you and every Hero beside you loots a pair of [Raider’s Commendation]s, powerful new currency coveted by Romus the Redeemer--a new merchant found in capital cities. You’ve gathered these tokens from every raid boss you’ve slain, and you’ve amassed a small collection. The raid concludes, and you teleport to your capital. You rush through the streets.

 

You find Romus in your capital and hold up your commendations. In return, he shows you a plethora of treasure--wonders found from every Raid you’ve conquered, from Zul’gurub to Blackwing Lair.


You find your sword and make the trade.

 

Welcome to the Ascension Badge System!

 

The Badge System is a new feature on Ascension.With its release, you’ll be able to find and collect [Raider’s Commendation]s from bosses you defeat in raids. This new currency will allow you to purchase raid gear from gear from raids you’ve previously cleared. Use commondations to purchase the exact gear you need from bosses!

 

Here’s how it works:

 

Heroes can now find a new face in their capital cities: Romus the Redeemer. 

 

The man bats for both teams...

 

Speaking to Romus will prompt him to show you the gear you can purchase from Raids you’ve unlocked. To see the gear, you’ll need to have cleared that raid. Otherwise, the option will appear locked. Heroes will be able to purchase gear up to one raid before the currently released one. If Blackwing Lair is open, you’ll be able to browse and purchase gear from Zul’gurub, Onyxia, and Molten Core, for example. Additionally, the gear is organized by slot, so if you know you need Jin’do’s Bag of Whammies, you can navigate directly to Zul’gurub Offhands--provided, of course, that you’ve cleared Zul’gurub.

 

Clear the Raid to Unlock the Gear!

 

Once you find the item you’re searching for, if you have the required number of commendations, you’ll be able to purchase it.

 

Raid Bosses now drop 2 Raider’s Commendations for the entire raid when slain. Manage to bring down Magmadar? Two commendations. Take down Jin’do the other day? Two commendations. Finally manage to slay Nefarian? The whole raid can revel in two delightful commendations. The more you collect, the stronger the pieces of gear you’ll have access to, meaning no matter how geared you are, it now ALWAYS PAYS to return to previous raids and gather Raider’s Commendations.

 

The Badge System allows Raiders to gear up and strengthen their Heroes no matter what, where, or why they raid. So long as you’re killing bosses, you’ll be saving up to purchase the gear you DO need, even if you’re in a raid, or at a boss, that you DON’T need.


Romus can be found right now in game on Legacy Realms, so plan out what gear you’re shooting for, Heroes--it’s now well within your grasp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Attention Cooks of Azeroth!

 

Cooking up a Storm!

New Cooking Recipes to Whet the Appetite

 

Chefs of Azeroth!

 

Fishermen of the Horde and Alliance, connoisseurs of cuisine, custodians of the kitchen, harken! New content is here to put your culinary skills to the test. Are you a master of your secondary profession? Prove it.

 

New Cooking recipes have come to Ascension, and new Fishing Loot has come to hot lava (not a joke).

 

Today the chefs of Azeroth are getting a reason to stay in business--brand new cooking recipes are here to power up Heroes while also offering a tasty and relaxing meal. These new dishes will light your stats on fire, providing bonuses in dungeons, raids, or out in the world. Fourteen new meals are now available for you to prepare, as well as over a dozen new ingredients you’ll need to set the table. Where do you find them? Out in the world, of course! Isn’t that how being a chef works? You can’t make an omelette without going on an adventure first?

 

Here’s a sneak peak at the Master Menu:

 

New Cooking Recipes:

  • Ghostly Goulash

    • Increases Critical Strike

  • Hydra Scale Soup

    • Increases Spell Haste

  • Silithid Snack

    • Increases Armor Penetration

  • Nevermelt Ice Cream

    • Increases Hit

  • Spicy Dino Jerky

    • Increases Expertise

  • Crispy Pterrodax Wing

    • Increases Dodge

  • Hearty Stegodon Stew

    • Increases Defense

  • Rubbed Ravasaur Ribs

    • Increases Melee and Ranged Haste

  • Steamed Makrinni Claw

    • Increases Block Value

  • Hippogryph Steak

    • Increases Parry Rating

  • Chillwind Flank Steak

    • Increases all Resistances

  • Chilled Lava Eel

    • Chance to deal additional fire damage with your damaging abilities.

  • Seared Cunning Carp

    • Increases Intellect

  • Azerothian Schmorgus Board

    • A great feast for all of Azeroth!

 

Get ready to eat! With a bit of prep time and a tasty meal, you’ll be able to receive a small bonus to one or more of your stats! Bare in mind, however, that this cuisine might require a few more spices than you’re used to: specifically Goblin Spices and a bit of Sugar, which can be obtained from specific NPC’s.

 

Additionally, there’s a new reason to grab hold of your rod on Ascension! Head out into the world and fish up a storm for the chance to get some epic new loot. You’ll even need to fish for the ingredients needed in the above recipes! Here’s the lowdown on what you can fish up:

 

  • Lava Eel

    • A slippery eel that thrives in Lava. Can be fished from lava in Blackrock Depths, around Blackrock Mountain, and in Fire Plume Ridge. Will your lure survive this?

    • 425 Fishing recommended.

    • This was the lava reference at the beginning of the article. You can fish in lava now. You’re welcome.

  • Cunning Carp

    • A smart fish who performed unreasonably well on the SAT. Might not be smart enough to avoid your lure if you’re 425 fishing or above.

    • Fished from Lake Elune’ara

  • Bloated Flat Fish

    • Its a fish. It used to be flat. Now it’s bloated--something must be stuck inside. You should rescue it like a Hero by pulling out whatever it ate. Go on, stick your hand inside. Stick it right down into its fishy fish guts.

  • Perfectly Calibrated Reel

    • A flawless reel that increases your hit rating and also allows you to fish faster.

    • Trinket

    • Looks as though it was once stuck inside a fish

  • Pagle’s Lucky Loop

    • The lost ring of the legendary fisherman himself.

 

Now, whether you’re a master chef or just looking to fish up some gold, you’ll have more reasons than ever before to get out and start adventuring! Is that adventure a relaxing day of fishing? Is it harvesting the creatures of Un’goro for their meat to buff your tank? You decide!

 

Enjoy the meals, Heroes!

 

 

 

 

 

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Legion Invasions are Here

 

The Legion Comes

Legion Invasions are Live on Season 5

 

Heroes!

 

Explore a new world… or die trying

 

The Burning Legion has invaded Azeroth. Demonic hordes rain down upon the land, and it’s up to you to stop them! Push back the Legion, defeat their commanders, and reap epic rewards.

 

Legion Invasions are a new type of invasion point appearing throughout level 30 to 60 zones. You’ll need to band together with other Heroes to take down Legion forces surrounding a demonic portal. The more minions you defeat, the weaker the portal will become--if you can slay enough enemies, you can deactivate the portal temporarily, closing the Invasion Point. 

 

Assuming you prevail against the Legion

 

However, your trespassing won’t go unnoticed--as you slay demons, you might catch the attention of the Legion’s Generals. These boss baddies aren’t too thrilled with you messing up their plans, and they’ll try to stop you with lethal force. Once a General steps into Azeroth, your group--and other Heroes in the area--are in for a fight. Legion Generals are tough opponents, and will require seasoned adventurers to take them down. However, if you manage, every Hero who participated in the event will receive a reward for keeping Azeroth demon-free. Expect teamwork, PvP, Boss Battles, and LOTS of bloodshed.

 

Take down the Demons

 

    Legion Invasion Overview:

  • The Burning Legion is invading Azeroth!

  • New Invasions require Hero intervention to stop

  • Legion Invasions feature new monsters and epic boss battles

  • Stopping an invasion will net you rewards

  • A brand new legion world will appear during this season for you and your friends to explore--if you can find it!

 

 

 

 

 

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Andorhal: Cross Faction Grouping and Karma System!

 

An Andorhal Armistice

And a Sudden Rise in Crime

 

Heroes,

 

The Horde and Alliance have always been at odds. Despite brief periods of peace won between them through the years, their relationship remains tenuous at best. Few things can disrupt that for long. 

 

Both factions, however, have been willing to set aside their differences for the good of Azeroth--albeit temporarily. As the world moves closer towards new and terrible conflict, the time has come to choose: a new threat comes from within--will you band together to fight it?

 

Cross-Faction Grouping and the Outlaw System are coming to Andorhal!

 

Get ready to challenge old grudges, Heroes--Cross-Faction grouping and the Outlaw (Karma) System are coming to Andorhal today! With their implementation, you’ll be able to make new alliances and form new friendships with Heroes of the opposite faction. But be careful--there are some among you just waiting for the chance to go rogue. 

 

With this update, the Heroes of Andorhal can expect two major changes:

 

  • Cross-Faction Grouping

    • Band together with Heroes regardless of their faction, setting differences aside to conquer new and exciting challenges. Delve into dungeons, ravage raids, and form friendships beyond the bounds of race (woah, progressive).

 

  • The Outlaw (Karma) System

    • Betray your own faction and go rogue with the Outlaw System! With a bit of Criminal Intent, you’ll be able to engage in criminal acts: attacking members of your own faction be they Heroes, Guards, or Townspeople. Be careful though, enough criminal acts will destroy your reputation with The Law. Commit enough, and you’ll be branded as an Outlaw.

    • Outlaws are highwayman and cutthroats who have betrayed their faction and been banished from Capital Cities. Their only respite to be found is in Goblin Cities, where beggars and bandits alike make their homes. Booty Bay is their capital.

    • Andorhal is still No-Risk. 

      • Heroes, Outlaw or otherwise, will not drop loot.

 

These two new systems will hit Andorhal on Friday, November 22nd, and mark a new chapter in the alignment of Heroes! Will you band together to conquer foes, or betray your own for recognition? The choice is yours to make--but make it wisely: it’s a difficult road to return from once walked.

 

Good luck, Heroes.

 

Note: Though the Outlaw system is coming to Andorhal, it is still a No-Risk Realm. Choosing to become an Outlaw will have negative consequences, such as guards attacking you in towns, but dropping loot is not one of them.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fel Touched Challenge Mode: Drink of the Fel

 

 

Drink of the Legion

Become Fel Touched

 

Heroes,

 

There are those among you who lust for power, who would claim unending strength no matter the cost. You would strike any bargain, make any sacrifice, to ensure that your enemies lay dead at your feet. There are many paths to power throughout Azeroth. One such path is Fel Blood.

 

Decades ago, the Orcs of Draenor drank the blood of demons and gained incredible strength and ferocity. The price was their freedom--their very souls. Now you have the chance to strike such a bargain. How far will you go for power? Will you betray your allies, abandon the ranks of Horde and Alliance, and serve the legion? They will not be prepared.

 

Surrender your soul and become Fel Touched.

 

The Fel Touched Challenge Mode is an entirely new way to experience Azeroth. With this new challenge mode, elements of Battle Royale Playstyles have come to Ascension without separating Heroes from the rest of the playerbase. Wage war on all of Azeroth as a Fel Touched Hero, assaulting both Horde and Alliance, Protector and Outlaw, as you harvest souls for the Legion. Team up with other Fel Touched champions in your quest to conquer Azeroth, or slaughter them like lambs to prove yourself the Legion’s most worthy soldier. The Fel Blood coursing through your veins grants you massive boosts to Experience and Gear Drops, and also grants you access to the Twisting Nether--a Legion hub-world where you and your allies can plot how Azeroth will burn.

 

But this power comes at a cost… and the bargain has already been struck. The power is yours to wield, Hero--and your Soul belongs to the Legion.

 

Fel-Touched Overview

  • One Life: You have one life to live, Hero. You can never resurrect.

  • Harvest Souls: Collect the Souls of fallen enemies to empower your current and future Fel Touched Heroes through account bound progression.

  • Power Overwhelming: Massive Boosts to experience and gear drop rates.

  • The Twisting Nether: Access to a Legion World and unique Fel Touched mechanics.

  • Air Drop On Your Enemies: Air Drop into High-Risk Zones as an Infernal Meteor, tracking your prey from above.

  • Glory to the Legion: Unique Legion Quests in 1v1 Honorable Combat zones.

  • Fel Companions: Fel Skinned Pets, Mounts and burning footprints identify you as a member of the Legion.

  • No Mail, No Trading, No Auctions--you’re on your own

  • High Risk Only: as a member of the Legion, you are permanently criminal and locked into High-Risk PvP. No Faction on Azeroth will interact with the Legion.

  • Kill or Be Killed: ATTACKABLE BY ANYONE, including non-ironman Heroes.

 

Fel Touched is a fast paced game mode you can jump into for a quick session accumulating souls for your next playthrough. Likewise, you can challenge yourself to top leaderboards, rise through the ranks, and complete challenges like slaying Faction Leaders with other Fel Touched Heroes. Each play-through grows your Soul Collection, which can be spent on account based progression enhancing all future Fel Touched heroes. For Heroes who also have a main character, Souls can be used to unlock exclusive rewards usable across all characters on your account.

 

You can begin your Fel Touched challenged at Stony Tark in any starting zone. There are no requirements for starting Fel Touched mode, but you can never resurrect and you can never end your service to the Legion. Drinking the Fel Blood is permanent. 

 

The moment you take the Fel Blood and become Fel Touched you will be pulled into the Twisting Nether. This Legion base is fully decked out in everything you need to wage war on Azeroth and jump straight into action. You will be given a Fel-Infused Treasure containing gear to match your playstyle and basic supplies. The Legion’s Lexicon offers missions in the war against Azeroth and High Inquisitor Qormaladon will exchange the Souls you collect for rewards accessible by all future Fel Touched Heroes you create.

 

 

Once you select your spells and equip your gear you can access the Fel Portal to drop back into Azeroth. Fel Magic summons you high above the zone as an Infernal Meteor, allowing you to control your descent and track your prey from above. Drop on your victims and burst into combat, slaughtering Heroes of Azeroth or other Fel Touched worms who prove unworthy to serve the Legion. After securing your kills and completing your missions for the Legion, you can use your Soul Stone to return to the Legion Base.

 

Fel Blood greatly enhances your strength, allowing you to grow in power and collect powerful gear in a mere fraction of the time it takes regular Heroes. Your journey to level 60 will be as quick as it is dangerous, with unique challenges at level 60 offering you large caches of Souls to spend after your inevitable death and rise back to power.

   

   

Fel Touched Heroes can only group with other Fel Touched Heroes, and you cannot trade or share items in any way. The Legion commands strength above all else--any soul who cannot stand alone falls in agony. Cull the weak from the Legion’s Ranks, and you will be rewarded: killing other Fel Touched Heroes will provide double the normal Souls collected.

 

Fear no death, pawn of the Legion: you grow stronger with every death, including your own. Your Hero’s life may end, but the souls you harvest remain. When next you enter into the Legion’s service, that Fel Touched Hero will be granted any souls you have collected. Souls can be spent on unlocking Fel Tracking Spells, Companion pets, Riding, Training, and even Heirloom Items for future Legion Heroes. Souls can also be exchanged for powerful level 60 items so you can bring the full wrath of the Legion down on even the mightiest Heroes of Azeroth.


The time has come to choose, Hero: do you stand with the Legion, or will you test your might against them? The challenge mode will become available tomorrow at 20:00 server time.Be prepared, and keep an eye to the skies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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