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    A while back we cast our Community Spotlight on Dreamwalker, an artist who paints amazing panoramic views of Azeroth. Since that Spotlight, Dreamwalker has finished a few new pieces and we just had to share! Behold Dun Morogh, the Jade Forest, and the Scarlet Monastery graveyard.

    To see much more of Dreamwalker's work, check out Instagram and Deviantart, or give them a follow on Twitter.

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    On this day, January 14, 2020, Patch 8.3: Visions of N'Zoth launched. This was the last major patch for Battle for Azeroth. In Visions of N'Zoth, our old friend, Wrathion returned with a brand new grown up character model and a vendetta against the Old Gods. The Old God N'Zoth headed up an out and out invasion of Azeroth, resulting in player characters making seemingly endless insanity checks. Ny’alotha, the Waking City, a 12 boss raid, culminated in a face off with N'Zoth itself.

    New Raid:

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    Blizzard VFX artist, Ethan Zink has shared the summon, idle, and mount special VFX that they worked on for the Mage Tower mount, the Soaring Spelltome. The animation is by Carman Cheung.

    I’m kinda late on this. But here are the “Soaring Spelltome” VFX: summon, idle, and mount special.
    I don’t think I’ll ever actually be able to complete the Mage Tower challenge in-game myself.
    But still, a fun project to work on. : )
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    Blizzard has posted their first development update blog for the new year, covering all the recent activity across WoW, in addition to providing an update on the WoW Community Council.

    WoW Community Council

    This is the first major update we've heard on the WoW Community council. Some of the important points are as follows:

    Over 10,000 applications were submitted.

    Blizzard is still reviewing applications for the Community Council.

    They are currently determining the next wave of invites.

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    Blizzard has just announced three upcoming events for 2022 WoW esports, celebrating a 15 year anniversary for World of Warcraft esports. The Arena World Championship, Mythic Dungeon Invitational, and Classic Arena Tournament. All three of these events will take place in the first half of 2022, allowing players to compete for $700,000 in total prizes.

    With 2022 starting up, it’s time to make some plans for the new year.

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    LEGO has paused the release of their upcoming Overwatch 2 Titan set, originally set to release on Feburary 1st, 2022. In a statement reported on The Brick Fan, and shared by retail outlet customers, LEGO stated that the company was reviewing their partnership with Activision and the progress being made to address its workplace allegations.

    The LEGO set has been delayed for an unspecified amount of time, citing a review of their partnership with Activision Blizzard.

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    Dunegorger Kraulok is the world boss up in Vol'dun for the week of January 11th (January 12th for EU), and since Patch 8.3, drops Mollie, the alpaca mount. (Slightly Damp Pile of Fur).

    Dunegorger Kraulok is located in The Bone Pit, a central subzone of Vol'dun, at 44.6, 56.2. You should try to have your characters farm Dunegorger Kraulok this week as he's on a rotation with five other bosses spawning in the original Kul Tiras and Zandalar zones.

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    Follow along with Rextroy as he crafts the perfect crazy one-shot. The work and hilarity that go into setting up and executing this move are admirable.

    Today, we are going to talk about a hilarious interaction for Shamans, featuring Counterstrike Totem, Mind Control as well as a certain NPC...

    This is one of the more complex combos I have done in a while, and in the video you will join me on the journey, when I discovered it!

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    This week, Dratnos and Tettles are back and discussing Double Legendaries in Patch 9.2! They discuss when they think the system will release and how they think it will affect progression.

    One of the most important features coming with Patch 9.2 for raiders is the ability to equip your Covenant Legendary in addition to another Shadowlands Legendary.

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    Blizzard has updated their World of Warcraft race pages again. These new pages are simpler and cleaner, though not as in-depth. However, some of the changes may have some interesting lore implications.

    Old Format vs New Format

    Previously, most racial pages included a section on the race's history, home zone, home city, and racial mount, with the pages for Allied races being more streamlined.

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    WoW Economy Weekly Wrap-Up
    Hello! Welcome to the 209th edition of the WoW Economy Weekly Wrap-up!

    My name is Samadan and I am a content creator focusing on making gold using Professions and TSM. I have a number of guides over on YouTube.

    Prep for 9.2

    The 9.2 PTR development is in full swing and much of the core concepts and content have been in place already with the basics of materials and professions already discussed.

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    Bicepspump, our Frost DK and Unholy DK Class Writer, has released video guides for completing all seven Mage Tower challenges using trial characters. Those guides are useful for players that don't have some class they want to complete the challenges on at a high enough level.

    These video guides focus on some of the easiest specs for each challenge:

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    Senior Game Designer Johnny Cash announced his decision to leave Blizzard Entertainment yesterday, after 12 years with the studio. Though he may be best recognized for sharing a name with the celebrated musician, Cash has been praised by fellow employees and fans alike, best known for designing quests across several expansions and working on a wide range of expansion features including Pet Battles, the Corrupted Ashbringer artifact appearance, and the return of Hati.

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    Artist and storyteller Hobbes Holluck has adapted a Thundercats Snowman action figure into a lovely Druid werebear form action figure, and that has earned him today's Community Spotlight. Modding this action figure is really supercool, but the custom sculpts are art in their own right. Check out this fellow:

    Holluck posted the process on Twitter.

    So over the holidays I decided to create a custom toy of the guardian druid werebear form as a gift.

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    Blizzard has provided some insight on the design decision of powerful dungeon-specific effects in Mythic+ such as why Plaguefall's Plagueborers were removed in Patch 9.1, Necrotic Wake weapons and Tol Dagor cannons.

    During the Patch 9.1 PTR, we noticed a change to the Plaguefall dungeon just over 6 months ago. This change involved the majority of Rigged Plagueborer being removed and being replaced.

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    Rextroy excels at taking advantage of the "small print" in tool tips to push the boundaries of what a given item or spell can do. Here he sees what a scaling Warlock Legendary with no AoE cap can really do when pushed.

    Today, we are going to discuss and showcase a broken legendary for Warlock, that will allow you to one shot raid bosses... if you can power it enough!

    There is a Warlock legendary that's called Contained Perpetual Explosion.

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    Activision Blizzard has again responded to the strike at Raven Software, which began in December after about a dozen Quality Assurance employees were informed that their temporary contracts would not be renewed, effectively ending their employment with the new year. As reported by Games Industry, the Call of Duty: Warzone studio's leadership has purportedly engaged with its staff to hear their concerns, although the statement makes it seem unlikely that the workers will be reinstated.

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    The upcoming Patch 9.2 features some spiffy headgear called the Crown of Wills - no spoilers, nothing more on that - however artist Åska thought that such an auspicious hat deserved a fancier model in its upcoming appearance. Check out their design vs. the original below:

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    Blizzard has revealed some additional details about the Mythic+ Tormented Hero title that has been added for Season 2, including a cutoff date for faction transfers to be eligible for the title.

    We’ve seen some questions about the Tormented Hero title that was added to Season 2, and we’d like to answer those questions here.This new title will go to the top 0.1% of player-characters in each faction, ranked by Mythic+ Rating at the end of the season.

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    Looking for an easy way to track which Night Fae Soulshapes and Crittershapes you have and which you still need to find? This can be particularly challenging if you have multiple Night Fae characters. A new addon, Soulshape Journal, solves this problem simply and effectively.

    Soulshape Journal adds a tab to your Collections menu, the same menu where you go to find pets, mounts, toys, and heirlooms.

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