Blizzplanet Giveaway: World of Warcraft: Legion Beta

World of Warcraft: Legion arrives in stores on August 30, 2016; but to launch a great game, it must be polished by the developers with the help of dedicated fans such as you through bug reports. There’s where you come in.

In celebration of the upcoming Duncan Jones’ Warcraft: The Beginning premiere at a cinema near you (June 10), Blizzplanet and Blizzard Entertainment are giving away access to the World of Warcraft: Legion Beta.



Complete each of the following 8 steps to qualify for the giveaway, using your Garrison’s S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera. Photos must include the same character with its name displayed above the head:

Random House Quotes Blizzplanet’s World of Warcraft: Illidan Review

We heard in the Twitter-verse that Penguin Random House Publishing quoted Blizzplanet’s World of Warcraft: Illidan Review by TheRedShirtGuy. You can read his review here.

It brings joy to us to hear that, and encourages us to continue to support Blizzard Entertainment, their partners, and the fans as we have since 2003.

If you haven’t read World of Warcraft: Illidan, you may order it as a Hardcover, Audible, or eBook here.

Thanks to Andrew Relano (@thegulo13) for the heads up.



The Day the Dalaran Stood Still

The Burning Legion is playing shenanigans on Dalaran at the moment. Blizzard Entertainment is aware of phasing issues occurring in Dalaran in all World of Warcraft: Legion Beta realms.

Basically, you can’t see other players, there is no NPCs (including no Flightmaster or Order Hall access at Krasus’ Landing), and all interactive objects such as portals are also disappearing due to a phasing issue. Sometimes in certain spots the NPCs and other players can be seen afar, but as soon as you move a few steps forward, everything vanishes again.

If your beta character is anywhere but Dalaran, make sure not to come to Dalaran, and to focus testing what you are doing. Blizzard is aware, and attempted to fix it with a bugfix, but it didn’t work. They will come up with a fix some time today Saturday. It is critical for beta testing to fix this immediately because whoever started the Burning Legion initial attack will be sent to Dalaran to get their first summon quest to go to the Order Hall from where you are sent to search for the Artifact weapon of choice, and thereafter you pick the quest to start in the Broken Isles.

The last Blizzard post in the forums happened Friday, May 13 at 11pm EST. Expect a bugfix or patch sometime today Satuday —



Update (Friday, May 13): Seems the phasing issue extends to Azsuna. The flightmaster at Azurewing Repose keeps appearing and disappearing. Haven’t explored other zones to confirm it’s global.

Update #2 (Friday, May 13): It’s happening in random areas around the Broken Isles. There’s a report of it happening near Black Rook Hold (Val’sharah), Thunder Totem (Highmountains) and another phasing issue in Stormheim.

Update #3 (Sat, May 14 at 5pm): New message posted:

Zorbix: As many have confirmed, this isn’t localized to Dalaran (although there’s likely many different ways this is breaking, it’s not so much a single global issue).

We’re continuing to work on this today; as our engineers find things to improve, they push out code changes, and either restart the servers completely (like with a 15 minute countdown to restart) or just instantly crash and restart all the instance of Dalaran running (which is more instant).

This is our #1 issue on the Beta at the moment – we know it’s impacting your ability to test the game in virtually all other avenues. Thanks for being patient while we work through it.



Temporary Workaround

This is not a guaranteed fix, but it has worked for me. Tested 3 times in a row and worked after it broke again.

First thing — DONT INVITE PEOPLE TO GROUP. Somehow that breaks the workaround.

1. Go to the statue of Rhonin in Dalaran (Broken Isles).

2. Quit WoW.exe.

3. Go to the World of Warcraft Beta Folder.

4. Delete these folders: WTF and Cache

5. Go to C:\Users\YOUR-HARD-DRIVE-NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\

6. Delete this folder: /blizzard entertainment/

7. Launch the game.


Network Security | Suramar

Chief Telemancer Oculeth: We must lock down the facility. Otherwise my esteemed colleagues from the palace could uncover my secrets, which puts any teleporters I build for you and Thalyssra at risk.

(The inactive attunement device near Oculeth hums to life.)

This will take us to my secret test chamber beneath the mountain. From there we can begin the lockdown sequence and make our escape!



Quest Objectives

Complete the lockdown sequence in Oculeth’s Test Chamber.


The Delicate Art of Telemancy | Suramar

Chief Telemancer Oculeth: I hadn’t the time to gather my instruments before fleeing the palace. I came here to salvage some equipment. This old workshop is actually several rooms connected by teleporter pads. Elisande’s goons are already scouring the place looking for me, but from here I can after the teleporter network and keep there moving in circles. You go in. I’ll monitor your position and ensure teh teleporters work normally for you. Find these two parts and bring them back!

chief telemancer oculeth


Quest Objectives

Collect the Weathered Telemancy Beacon and Cracked Warpsleeve from Oculeth’s Workshop.


Oculeth’s Workshop | Suramar

First Arcanist Thalyssra: We need to make contact with Chief Telemancer Oculeth, the man who developed Suramar’s teleportation network. Oculeth had a workshop in old Suramar, from the age before the Sundering. He may be taking refuge there.

(Thalyssra presses a small coin into your palm.)

If you find him, show him this. Hopefully you see him before he sees you.



Quest Objectives

Give the First Arcanist’s Token to Chief Telemancer Oculeth.


Suramar Quest Videos

Over the next days, this page will be updated with all Suramar quest videos. Suramar is accessible at level 110 through the Adventure Guide. First Arcanist Thalyssra and the Nightfallen rebel against the Nightborne Magistrix who agreed to a pact with Gul’dan. Khadgar appoints you to secure an alliance with the Nightfallen to overthrow the Burning Legion from the Broken Isles.

1. Khadgar's Discovery4. The Only Way Out is Through
2. Magic Message5. The Nightborne Pact
3. Trail of Echoes6. Arcane Thirst
7. Shal'aran
8. Oculeth's Workshop
9. The Delicate Art of Telemancy
10. Network Security
11. Close Enough!

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