The BlizzCon 2018 Virtual Ticket is now available for purchase and if you're a World of Warcraft fan you won't want to miss a moment of the event - or the WoW extras that come with it, including epic in-game goodies and access to the Blizzcon WoW Classic demo at home!

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WORLD OF WARCRAFT CLASSIC BLIZZCON DEMO

Every BlizzCon, we look for opportunities to bring new aspects of the experience to our community around the world. This year, we're excited to announce that for the first time ever, BlizzCon Virtual Ticket holders will join BlizzCon attendees as the first people to play the World of Warcraft Classic demo we're creating for BlizzCon at home.

Shortly after the BlizzCon opening ceremony on November 2 (on or around 1pm PDT), players will be able to download the same in-development BlizzCon WoW Classic Demo that will be playable on the show floor. Players will have a chance to explore and enjoy a limited questing experience through a pair of classic early-level zones - one Horde and one Alliance - and experience firsthand our recreation of the original Azeroth.

Once the demo is live, you'll be able to play until 10am PST on November 8, giving BlizzCon attendees a chance to check it out again once they get back home.

Get the Virtual Ticket

Declare Your Allegiance With BlizzCon In-Game Loot

In addition to access to the BlizzCon WoW Classic Demo, starting today BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket holders will receive commemorative in-game items that will help them proudly display their Horde or Alliance pride as the Battle for Azeroth rages on:

  • War Mantle of the Alliance & War Mantle of the Horde: Show all of Azeroth where your allegiance lies with a pair of faction-themed cosmetic cloaks - one for Horde characters, and one for Alliance.
  • Stormwind Champion's War Banner & Orgrimmar Hero's War Banner: Strike fear into your enemies and stand your ground when you plant your faction's banner on the battlefield.

In addition to this year's WoW items and access to the BlizzCon WoW Classic demo, the Virtual Ticket provides plenty of great BlizzCon content for your viewing pleasure along with additional in-game goodies from Overwatch, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and StarCraft II.

Stormsong Valley Truffles Fixed!

https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=13047/clever-use-of-mechanical-explosives, the last secret achievement in Battle for Azeroth, is now available after it has been hotfixed on September 21, 2018. We are highlighting this achievement as the community has been theorycrafting ideas on how to get the https://www.wowhead.com/item=163558/sporonite-bomb since the beginning of the expansion.

You can purchase https://www.wowhead.com/item=163558/sporonite-bomb from the Auction House, or pick it up from the ground near trees throughout Stormsong Valley while wearing a https://www.wowhead.com/item=162000/pig-nose at the following coordinates:

/way Stormsong Valley 71.20, 56.38
/way Stormsong Valley 23.3, 75.7
/way Stormsong Valley 51.8, 79.2
/way Stormsong Valley 54.03 58.12
/way Stormsong Valley 54.04 55.96

To get the https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=13047/clever-use-of-mechanical-explosives achievement, you will first have to get in combat with https://www.wowhead.com/npc=136189/the-lichen-king and then use a https://www.wowhead.com/item=163558/sporonite-bomb on him.

/way Stormsong Valley 51.8 79.6 The Lichen King

The https://www.wowhead.com/item=162011/violet-truffle, https://www.wowhead.com/item=162010/valley-truffle, https://www.wowhead.com/item=162012/magic-truffle and https://www.wowhead.com/spell=275911/turbo-truffle items have also been fixed, and having all four Stormsong Valley truffle effects on you at the same time will now correctly grant you the https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=13045/every-day-im-truffling achievement.

Rextroy Soloes Vectis in 1-Shot!

Rextroy the paladin who soloed several mythic dungeons and Mother in Uldir is back with another video in which he soloes Vectis in 1-shot!

Soloing Vectis required a lot of time and effort, as he spent days before the timing was perfect to be able to kill the boss before the damage buffs run out. Since then this "bug" was fixed was Blizzard, and can no longer be done.

There is a certain NPC in Stormsong (the monkey as you see) that won't take damage from enemy NPCs when under 85% of max HP. You kite this NPC into the Alliance guards of Fort Daelin. They have a buff on their own that grants all nearby allies within 20 yards a 50% damage boost... that is multiplied.

When you reached 15+ of those buffs, your abilities will most likely deal 10-50M damage each. You need a warlock to summon you, and you need to accept at the right time when you got as many buffs as possible. You also need a fast loading screen. I noticed that /reload worked well to speed them up. The loading screen usually took 5 seconds of the buffs duration.

There is a limited number of Guards in the base, and if you aggro certain NPCs they will all leash back to their original point... Quite irritating.

You will also have some Alliance players that might kill the monkey without hesitating.

You might also get phased out randomly into another shard... Also an issue.

Each time it took about 15 minutes to gather the guards, if nothing went wrong. However it usually did. So for this you really needed good friends that would be up for waiting a long time between attempts, thankfully I have quite a bunch of them!

Special thanks to:

Rashe - Ravencrest
Warlady / Drakeangel - Outland
Milkys - Outland
Sanguin - Stormscale
Yokomura - Outland
Valdaril - Outland
Heavensroar - Outland
Icegree - Outland

If you're interested in more videos like this one, check Rextroy's Youtube Channel.

A stealth hotfix has been implemented, making several Island Expeditions achievements account-wide! With the recent experience buff to normal Island Expeditions, you can now easily level up alts without losing any achievement progress on your main character!

The affected achievements are:

These achievements are now marked blue, and progress on any of your characters will count towards the achievements.

An additional change was made for the https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=13128/im-here-for-the-pets achievement, buying and learning the pets from the auction house will now count for the achievement. In case you don't get any progress on the achievement, try to cage the pets and learn them again.

Just in time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Blizzard is celebrating all things pirate with a special limited-time offer: Purchase 180 Days Game Time and you will receive the Dreadwake mount for free!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)Just in time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, we're celebrating all things pirate with a special limited-time offer*. Purchase 180 Days Game Time in the Shop, and you'll also receive the epic new Dreadwake mount free! The Dreadwake mount will then arrive as a stand-alone mount in the Blizzard Shop and in-game shop sometime in 2019.

True to nautical tradition, the Dreadwake pirate ship mount has a unique figurehead inspired by an unknown kraken-faced god of the deeps.

Once you've purchased the 180 Days Game Time product in the Shop, the Dreadwake mount will be automatically added to your in-game collection. It’s the perfect way to cruise through Azeroth in true buccaneering style.

Players on an existing recurring subscription plan who purchase 180 Days Game Time will have their next billing date automatically adjusted to align with the addition of this time. Players who already have game time on their account will have the 180 days added to their current total. By purchasing 180 Days Game Time, you'll also save up to $24 per year.

In addition, WoW players who have purchased the 180 Days Game Time service in the Shop within the past 30 days** or who are currently on a 6-month recurring subscription will receive the Dreadwake mount at no additional charge. Look for the gift icon in your Blizzard Battle.net desktop app to claim yours.


New Pet Available: Adopt Cap'n Crackers!

Fresh off the high seas, Cap'n Crackers is available to adopt now from the Blizzard Shop and in-game shop.

Sail the high seas with Cap'n Crackers, the baby parrot, perched on your shoulder.

This plucky feathered friend is just the companion you need on your swashbuckling adventures through Kul Tiras, Zandalar, and beyond.

Adopt yours today!

*Offer available from September 19 through October 21, 2018
**Must have purchased current 180 Days Game Time service on or before 12:01 a.m. PDT on September 19, 2018.
***Mount must be claimed in Blizzard Battle.net desktop app prior to April 30, 2019.