Too bad i don’t have any 100 geared that i want to play.Leveling a new warrior,i want to switch back to horde.Tired of the epic long battleground queues.
But,if you are geared,this is the time to do arena 😀
During the Sign of Apexis bonus weekend, you’ll gain bonus Apexis Crystals from eligible creatures. Furthermore, completing three area assault objectives during the event also awards a sizable amount of Oil to fuel your Naval Missions.
The point of picking up lots and lots of extra Apexis Crystals is, of course, to spend them! Here are some of the possibilities.
For most players, spending Apexis Crystals on gear upgrades is a great way to improve your overall item level. There’s something for every slot at item level 650, so if you’ve still got a low-level item in one or two slots, you’re covered. Visit Ravenspeaker Thelnaas in Tanaan Jungle to buy armor for 5,000 Crystals apiece, a weapon for 10,000 Crystals, and Empowered Apexis Fragments for 20,000 Crystals. Empowered Apexis Fragments are Battle.net Account-bound, and upgrade your Baleful gear from ilvl 650 to ilvl 695.
Some nice new collectibles came along with Tanaan Jungle. You’ll want to consider:
The bonus weekend is underway, and runs through the end of the day on Monday, July 6.
What are you aiming to buy with your extra crystals?
First, we’d like to thank TeamLiquid and everyone who participated in their map contest. Your votes and participation aided in selecting the 1v1 map pool this season. In accordance with your votes, we agree that having a diverse set of maps both in the ladder and in tournaments is critical in order to keep each map feeling fresh and unique. Below are the maps we’ve selected to bring such a map pool to life.
Bridgehead took 2nd place in the community-voted Team Liquid map contest. We believe this map is extremely unique (and quite cool) thanks to its high-level layout, which is very different from maps we’ve seen in StarCraft II so far. Due to its far-away bases and multiple attack routes, we expect to see more mobile strategies used on this map. Ultimately, we see Bridgehead as a map that the community strongly desires, and as a map that could bring more diverse strategies to StarCraft II in Season 3.
Dash and Terminal immediately stands out due to the nearby High Yield expansions that players can utilize early on. Similarly to Habitation Station, it could turn out that Terran players may be able to float their Command Centers to these gold bases to start games. The map also boasts a number of unique attributes, such as the mutually distant High Yield expansion, the island expansion that’s accessible to both players by air, and a wide variety of pathways connecting each of the bases on the map. We are excited to see what kind of games play out on this unique map.
Moonlight Madness is a great example of a more “standard” map . . . with a twist. The unique feature on this map is easy access to three bases early on until the two destructible rocks are broken. Keeping an eye on the state of these two rocks will be critical, and we think that the three-base setup may ultimately be different in an effective way. We’re always keeping an eye out for standard maps that have a stand-out cool factor, and we believe this map qualifies.
You guys voted Terraform as the best map in the latest map contest, so we decided to include it in the Season 3 map pool. How the High Yield expansion works out looks interesting in that any ranged units can perform harassment attacks well against this area from behind the mineral patches. Between the attack-paths and the collapsible rocks, we see great potential for exciting and complex positioning plays.
For team maps, we wanted a good mix of unique maps as well as more standard maps. Because there are many players in team games, we feel that the rate at which we push for big changes in map diversity for team games should be slower than in 1v1 games.
This map has two opposite paths your team can take to the enemy. If the center rocks aren’t broken, it’ll be difficult to move around to defend the other attack route, so a mobile army would be preferred here. Air-based armies will also shine on this map due to the close air-to-air distance.
The main stand-out features on this map are the High Yield natural expansions. We’re excited to potentially see strategies based around mineral-heavy team compositions utilizing this map feature.
This is a fairly standard 3v3 fortress-style map. We expect that the way games flow on Backcountry won’t be too surprising.
This map features a very long ground path to the opposing team, but a close air-to-air distance. We expect to see more air-based compositions on this map.
Although all players start out rather separated, there is also a shared choke point through which any ground armies must pass. In the later stages of the game, the team that controls the center, low-ground area will have access to lots of High Yield resource expansions. This means the playstyles on this map could range from early rushes to more coordinated center map control play.
On this map, two of four players start together, but other than that, the map itself is fairly standard. We don’t expect anything crazy to happen here, and this will most likely be a solid, standard map.
Once again we thank you for your participation and hope you are as excited for the kickoff of Season 3 and its new maps for the ladder and WCS!
Officials Confirm Connection to Earlier Incidents
GRAND JUNCTION, CO—A masked intruder has attacked a former Overwatch facility, injuring a number of private security guards and stealing military equipment.
According to United States government spokesperson Marc Guerra, the incident occurred around 4 a.m. local time on Monday at Watchpoint: Grand Mesa, a remote facility in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Helix Security International personnel who were stationed at the former Overwatch base engaged in a firefight with the attacker, but they failed to apprehend him.
One of the guards, speaking on condition of anonymity, claimed that the assailant possessed speed and strength beyond anything “a normal person” should be capable of. “He was a professional,” the guard also said. “Confident. Surgical. Had all the hallmarks of someone with advanced military training.”
No deaths were reported. Several Helix employees are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
This event comes after a week during which multiple former Overwatch bases were targeted. In each case, the intruder stole experimental weaponry and other military equipment from the facilities. Guerra has confirmed that similar items were taken from Watchpoint: Grand Mesa, including a prototype for a heavy pulse rifle.
“This is a highly advanced weapon, originally developed by Overwatch,” Guerra said. “We believe the assailant intends to sell it on the black market. Our greatest fear is that it could end up in the hands of a terrorist group or a rogue nation.”
Guerra would not comment on the intruder’s identity, which remains a mystery. However, he stated that the assailant is connected with a series of recent attacks at financial institutions and corporate buildings around the country. “Multiple US government agencies are working together to track down this dangerous individual,” Guerra said. “Rest assured that we will bring him to justice.”
Note: PTR patch notes will be published in Europe on July 3.
Patch 2.3.0 is currently in development and now available for testing on the PTR. To learn about major changes included in 2.3.0, please see the official PTR patch notes. For information on how to participate, copy over characters, and provide feedback, read on below!
Further details on how to access the PTR and use the Character Copy system can be found in the FAQ.
To participate in the public test, you must have a Diablo III game license attached your Battle.net account in good standing (i.e. it hasn’t been suspended or banned). In addition, you will also need to download and install the Battle.net desktop app if you have not already done so.
Step 1: Create a PTR account. To create a PTR account, log in to Battle.net Account Management and double-click on your Diablo III game license; this will bring you to the game management page. On this page, click “Create a PTR account.”
If you’ve participated in any previous Diablo III PTR (including the Reaper of Souls beta), the “Create PTR account” button may not appear. This is because you’ve already created a PTR account and can therefore skip this step.
Step 2: Once you have created a PTR account, installed the Battle.net desktop, and logged in with your Battle.net credentials, select “Diablo III” from the main menu on the left-hand side of the application.
Step 3: On the Diablo III screen, there is a drop-down menu right above the “Play” button (note that this may say “Install” if you do not have Diablo III currently installed). Select “PTR: Diablo III” from this drop-down menu before proceeding.
Step 4: You should now have the option to install and play the patch 2.3.0 PTR.
The 2.3.0 PTR is available in all supported languages, and accounts from all regions are eligible to participate.
The option to copy your existing Diablo III characters from your live account to the PTR will be available and can be done directly through the PTR client. However, only one region per account can be copied at a time. So, if you choose to copy characters from your account in a different region, any previously copied PTR characters will be lost.
Step 1: Log into PTR client and create a level 1 character. After you’re done, return to the main character screen.
Step 2: Click on the “PTR Copy” button located in the upper right-hand corner. (The PTR Copy button will not appear in-game until you have created a new level 1 character.)
Step 3: Select your region.
Step 4: Click “Copy.” This will copy all characters on your account from the selected region.
Step 5: You will be disconnected from the PTR client.
Step 6: Log back in. Your copied characters will be available for play.
Please note that you can only copy characters from one gameplay region at a time. If you choose to copy characters from a different region, any previously copied PTR characters will be lost.
In addition, you can only copy characters over to your PTR account once every 72 hours. Attempting to copy characters before this cooldown is up will result in an error.
Once you’ve had the chance to try things out, be sure to visit the Public Test Realm forum to provide feedback about class changes and new features and systems, as well as discuss the 2.3.0 patch with other players.
To report any in-game bugs and technical issues, visit the North American PTR Bug Report forum.
As this is a test server, please anticipate uneven game performance, and note that restarts and downtime may occur without warning. We’ll provide information regarding extended downtimes, should they occur, in the North American PTR Feedback forum.
Here you’ll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft Patch 6.2.0. Hotfixes are updates made without requiring a new client-side patch. Some of the hotfixes below take effect the moment they were implemented, while others may require a realm restarte to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. This list will be updated as additional hotfixes are applied.
The latest batch of hotfixes are listed below. Previous hotfixes have been compiled by category to provide a quick summary of all hotfixes that have been applied since the start of World of Warcraft Patch 6.2.0.
Tags may be added to some hotfixes to denote a special condition.
Patch 6.2.0 Information
Dungeons and Raids
Socrethar the Eternal
Creatures and NPCs
Please note that the following changes to class trinkets are currently still in testing.
The following changes have been made to set armor pieces found on Raid Finder difficulty.
Ebonflame Cloth Armor
Sootfur Leather Armor
Ashlink Mail Armor
Blacksteel Plate Armor
Felfume Cloth Armor
Ironpelt Leather Armor
Rancorbite Mail Armor
Demonbreaker Plate Armor
Hellfire High Council
Socrethar the Eternal
Fel Lord Zakuun
Fel Lord Zakuun
Socrethar the Eternal
Fel Lord Zakuun
Socrethar the Eternal
Fel Lord Zakuun
We’ve made a number of adjustments to Tier-18 set bonuses based on feedback and data from raid testing on Public Test Realms (PTR). Tooltips for the following set bonuses may be inaccurate and will be fixed in a future client-side patch. For more information on these changes, please visit the 6.2 PTR discussion thread titled: Feedback Thread – Set Bonuses + Trinkets.
Patch 6.2: Fury of Hellfire is almost here! On Tuesday, June 23 players will be able to build their Garrison Shipyard and venture into Tanaan Jungle to face Gul’dan and the twisted remnants of the Iron Horde. Hellfire Citadel Normal and Heroic modes will also be available for those who are brave enough to confront the dangers within.
Check out the official trailer below:
Learn more about the patch in the 6.2 PTR Patch Notes and in our preview blogs: