As I said recently, Blizzard Entertainment announces their participation in gamescom within 5 days before the event. Today, Blizzard Entertainment announced that the Shadowlands’ Afterlives animated series will debut during the gamescom Opening Night Live stream on August 27 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT.
Join us during the gamescom Opening Night Live stream to watch the first of a new four-part animated series, Afterlives, offering you a window into the ancient and powerful Covenants that rule over the four new zones in Shadowlands.
The Icecrown Rare Elites are level 52 and spawn in a set sequence order every 20 minutes at 00:00, 00:20, and 00:40. For example, if it was 12:35pm right now, the next rare elite would spawn at 12:40pm.
The map below will help you locate the rare elite. The list shows you the sequence order in which they spawn so that you know when the next one spawns.
The Shadowlands Pre-Launch: Death Rising event tells us the story after the Shadowlands Cinematic Trailer. That trailer showed us that Sylvanas defeated Bolvar the Lich King, and split the Helm of Domination in half, triggering the sky to shatter and open a breach into the Shadowlands realm.
In the pre-launch event: Death Rising, players are summoned to Lor’Themar (Horde) or Genn Greymane (Alliance).
The full schedule can be seen below. Right-click the image and open in a new tab for the full size.
You can watch the ChinaJoy Blizzard/NetEase livestream here. There is a caveat. Requires Adobe Flash and a VPN aimed at Hong Kong, or around Asia. Today is the Day 2 schedule.
Note: Keep in mind that Shanghai is 12 hours ahead of New York and 15 hours ahead of Los Angeles. The time seen below is the schedule for Shanghai time zone. Just add 12 hours (EST) or 15 hours (PST) before their time.
Blizzard Entertainment emailed a thank you letter to all Shadowlands Alpha Testers, and I am surprised to say that they have included a personalized overall infographic stats of some of the top activities we participated in.
There is a lot of info here. I submited 168 bug reports, and completed 2908 quests. Well, I did play Exile’s Reach with all the classes, and then a few extra runs. The Shadowlands Intro Questline at least 3 times. Played both Alliance and Horde. Still, geez… that’s a lot of quests.
It feels like a diploma, and I hope those who participated feel appreciated by Blizzard Entertainment. “Tear to my eye. My genius has been recognized!” — Junkrat
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The Night Fae Campaign explores the lore of Ardenweald and the White Queen, their purpose, and extends to the Night Warrior and the fate of the Bwonsamdi/Mueh’zala conflict.
Note: Keep in mind this is from Beta 35282. I won’t be able to add the entire campaign because a full character wipe is coming at the end of July 2020. Click the video title to launch YouTube. Once there, click the gear icon to select 1080HD and Fullscreen.
CHAPTER 3: DA BOSS
Bwonsamdi asks for your help to investigate Loa seeds. You discover that Mueh’zala has been extracting the spirits of the Loa from the seeds long before their time to emerge to infuse them with bad mojo. Inform the White Queen and request her army forces to halt Mueh’zala’s minions.
During the Night Fae Covenant’s Campaign, players start a questline about two spirits from another world who bore the power of Elune’s wrath.
Thiernax the Night Warrior held the power to save his world from an Old god. His spouse — which also has a male voice over — tried to avoid the power of elune from consuming his husband, thus he attempted to absorb a portion of that power.
There were two Shadowlands Beta builds released today. The first one (35256) was released on July 22 around 6pm ET. The servers were offline until 9pm ET. At that point servers went online for a few seconds and suddenly displayed Incompatible version — signaling a new build was available.
Build 35282 was deployed, and I started to check out for any new in-game updates. For datamined stuff, you know where to go. This is what I found in-game.