Second Quarter Earnings Call, Find Your Old WoW Friends, 15th Anniversary Collection

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Patch 8.2 Class Tuning Incoming – Tuesday, August 13

Blizzard Announces Classic Server Names and Types

Patch 8.2 Hotfixes - August 9th, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker
/ Official Forums
)
Dungeons and Raids
  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • The Queen’s Court
    • Za’qul, Harbinger of Ny’alotha
      • Reverted a change that caused Mind Tether to deal excessive damage to the linked target.
      • Corrected an issue where Mind Tether would not attach two targets that were in separate phases.
  • Operation: Mechagon
    • Fixed an issue that could cause players to become locked to the normal encounter if they killed King Mechagon on hard mode and died at the same time.

Island Expeditions
  • The bonus amount of Azerite granted to players with the Azerite Residue buff has been increased based on Island Expedition difficulty.
    • Heroic Island Expeditions
      • 2 Azerite per stack of Azerite Residue, 500 Azerite total per player at full stack.
    • Mythic Island Expeditions
      • 3 Azerite per stack of Azerite Residue, 750 Azerite total per player at full stack.
    • PvP Island Expeditions
      • 4 Azerite per stack of Azerite Residue, 900 Azerite total per player at full stack.
  • Azerite Residue increases in potency more quickly based on Island Expeditions difficulty.
    • Heroic Island Expeditions
      • Azerite Residue now increments every 1.5 seconds (6 minutes 15 seconds to reach full).
    • Mythic Island Expeditions
      • Azerite Residue now increments every 1.25 seconds (5 minutes 12 seconds to reach full).
    • PvP Island Expeditions
      • Azerite Residue now increments every 1 second (3 minutes 45 seconds to reach full).
  • Developers’ note: As higher Island Expedition difficulties award larger total amounts of Azerite, we want to ensure that the reward for engaging and defeating the enemy team remains relevant, especially in PvP Islands.

Items
  • Fixed an issue that allowed certain abilities to remove the "Recharging" debuff from Logic Loops.

Quests
  • “Taking the Air Out” is now offered more often in Mechagon.

Activision Blizzard Second Quarter Earnings Call Results
Activision Blizzard recently had their quarter 2 earnings call and here were some of the key takeaways on the Blizzard side:


  • World of Warcraft subscribers increased since mid-May, following the release date announcement and beta for World of Warcraft Classic and the Rise of Azshara update.
  • Across Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Warcraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Diablo, they are expanding their development teams and resources so that they can accelerate the delivery of content in the pipeline, pursue new business models, broaden communities, and delight players.
  • Blizzard had 32 million MAUs (monthly active users).
  • Hearthstone MAUs increased quarter to quarter following the release of the Rise of Shadows expansion and deeper, more engaging new single-player content in the quarter.
  • Overwatch MAUs were relatively stable quarter to quarter, with engagement increasing following the release of the Workshop
  • At Blizzard, daily time spent per player increased year over year.
  • Overwatch League hours viewed continued to grow year over year in the two stages held during Q2
    • Season to date, viewership and average minute audience have grown double digits year over year.
  • Blizzard's Q2 net revenue was $384 million. Operating Income was $75 million (20% operating margin)
    • Revenues and operating income declined Y/Y, reflecting lower in-game revenues
    • Operating margin fell Y/Y, with the revenue decline partially offset by lower costs


Blizzard Adds Forum to Find Old Friends for WoW Classic
Blizzard made a specific section in their forums intended to help players reconnect with their old guild mates and friends for WoW Classic. The official thread has you select a few options to narrow down where you post your old character information, having you select your faction, realm type, and realm before posting.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
In this thread, please post if you played WoW on the (faction) of (Server Name) in 2004-2006.

For best results, post what you remember about yourself and your friends you used to play with:

  • Your character’s name, race and class.
  • The name of your original guild on this realm.
  • The character names of other players you’re hoping to reconnect with.

Please stick with in-game info, and do not post IRL identifying information about yourself or others.

To quickly find if the friend or guild you’re looking for is listed here, use the Search function! Just select the magnifier icon on the top right – be sure to check “Search this topic” to limit your results to this thread.

Good luck finding your former mates!

World of Warcraft 15th Anniversary Collection on Official Blizzard Store
Blizzard has added a collection of new merchandise to the official store for the 15th anniversary of World of Warcraft. Head over and check it out!


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