#warcraft: dec. 28: end-of-year review

As 2015 passes by I want to take a look back at what has happened in World of Warcraft.
So in short – if you don’t want to read it all,  but I hope you will 😉 After the realease of Warlords of Draenor in late 2014 the main points were:

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    we got to see a trailer to the first World of Warcraft-movie on blizzcon

  • everyone got crazy over Pepe the little bird in the garrison 🙂
  • new raid: Hellfire citadel
  • new dungeon-difficulty: mythic
  • new zone: Tanaan jungle
  • new garrison building: shipyard
  • the end of Khadgars quest line -> the legendary ring
  • bonus events
  • UI: adventure guide

A complete list on the patch notes can be found at the end of each patch paragraph.


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With the first patch 6.1 (feb. 2015) this year we got:

    • the music box
    • garrison invasions
    • bosses in garrisons (10 to 40 players)
    • heirloom collection-tab
    • the Twitter integration: connect to your twitter-account and share your latest screenshot, item or achievement with /share.
    • class changes:
      • priest: halo now displays an indicator on the ground – wow! And: shadowfiend has its cooldown reset at the end of a raid encounter.
      • warlocks: cataclysm now also applies unstable affliction for affliction warlocks.
      • druid: “glyph of stars” astral form no longer applies it’s visual effect to the mount
      • mage: arcane: presence of mind can now be applied to polymorph spells; fire: fireball now replaces frostfire bolt
      • paladin: prot: seal of truth is no longer available to prot paladins. Seal of command is now replaced by seal of righteousness instead of seal of truth.
      • shaman: grounding totem now protects party AND raid members. Echo of the elements has been redesigned.
      • legendary ring: characters are able to select the version of the ring they want to receive.
      • popup notifications from looting a boss have been revamped.
      • new recipes have been added to create items: armor up to item level 680 and weapons up to item level 670. Cooking: 125 bonus to a stat.
      • new death recap screen: when your character is killed, the screen now shows more information on what killed you.
      • auto accept-checkbox available after the group has been listed.

official patch notes 6.1 here


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Patch 6.2.0 (june 2015)

      • new zone: Tanaan jungle was opened. Kazzak is the new world boss. New pets, new treasures, new rares etc.
      • new raid: hellfire citadel, 13 bosses
      • new building: shipyard
      • new missions: naval missions
      • new dungeon difficulty: mythic dungeons
      • bonus events (calender) f.e. timewalking dungeons: Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King (5 dungeons each)
      • adventure guide: an evolution of the dungeon journal
      • questline for the legendary ring continues
      • darkmoon faire: when fishing you can return darkmoon daggermaws to Galissa Sundew at the faire and receive a variety of prices.
      • personal loot improvements: overall droprates have been increased and the raid or party now sees when someone in the group wins an item on personal loot.
      • as boss health and damage in highmaul and blackrock was reduced by 20% these achievements are no longer obtainable: ahead of the curve: imperator’s fall, cutting edge: imperator’s fall, ahead of the curve: Blackhand’s crucible and cutting edge: Blackhand’s crucible
      • Ashran: 2 weekly quests
      • class changes:
        • deathknight: anti magic shell now absorbs 100% of magical damage
        • hunter: aspect of the fox has been removed
        • mage: amplifiy magic has been removed (again!)
        • paladin: holydevotion aura reduces all damage taken
        • priest: the optical effect of shadow form doesn’t  apply it’s visual effect to the priest’s mount; use “glyph of shadowy friends” to get back the shadowy effect on your mount and even your pet.
        • rogue: new items have been added to pickpocket from humanoids in Tanaan jungle, new weekly quest. combat: killing spree now only grants immunity to root and snare effects and the effect is now cancelled if the rogue is affected by other crowd-control effects.
        • warlock: dark soul now resets at the end of a raid encounter for all specializations. Doomguards now appear smaller to other characters that aren’t the summoning warlock. Warlock pets received a visual upgrade: imp, felguard, voidlord and wrathguard.
      • new ranks for warlords crafted items: up to item level 715
      • faster profession leveling: many level-up crafting recipes give more skill points.
      • inscriptionmass milling of Draenor herbs have been added, allowing 20 herbs to be milled at once.
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Kazzak – world boss in Taanan jungle

official 6.2 patch notes here


Patch 6.22 (august 2015)

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      • flying in Draenor for characters that have attained the account-wide achievement Draenor pathfinder.
      • pvp mercenary mode: act as a mercenary for the opposite faction in pvp whenever your faction is experiencing a long wait time to get into Ashran or unrated Battlegrounds.
      • new timewalking rewards: take timewarped badges to the vendors and get equipment for your alts, buy heirlooms or reputation tokens if you need them.
      • two achievements have been added: collecting 200 toys and collecting 300 mounts
      • Ashran now has a deserter mechanic.
      • events coordinator: visit her during hallow’s end or feast of winter veil to obtain garrison decorations that are usable all year round!
      • target marker icons have been disabled in public chat channels.
      • changes to racial abilities

official 6.2.2 patch notes here


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Patch 6.2.3 (november 2015)

      • new timewalking dungeons: Cataclysm has been added (6 dungeons); + a Wotlk (Pit of Saron)- and a BC-dungeon (Magister’s Terrace)
      • cross-Realm raiding has been enabled for hellfire citadel on mythic difficulty.
      • item upgrades and valor are back – oh no! Let’s farm points.
      • Looting the fragment of power from Archimonde on heroic or mythic difficulty and do the quest to get the grove warden mount.

official 6.3 patch notes here


My personal highlights this year in WoW were:

  • my warlock got green fire (ready for legion :D)
  • I’ve found a new raiding guild.
  • new heirlooms
  • and of course: more pets and mounts I love, new equip, new alts, new toys, new achievements.
  • and a little surprise by ElvUI when I logged in on my alt (auction). His UI wasn’t set up at the time – anyone else who uses this UI might remember something like this:
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Hello Kitty-style in WoW – thanks ElvUI! Haha 😀


What are your personal highlights in World of Warcraft this year? Comment, like, share 🙂

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