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World of Warcraft August 27th Changes

As is the case with World of Warcraft they often issue length daily changes to the game many of which are purely introduced to patch over or hotfix an issue that players are encountering (or in some cases exploiting) some of the changes as indicated in the official blog will take effect right away, some require a realm restart and others may require a client update so in the event you are encountering an issue that's been addressed in this post it'll likely be one of those things


  • Players who have earned that Sweete booty by completing the Harlan Sweete encounter should now be awarded That Sweete Booty.

Auction House

  • [Following server restarts] The deposit for certain tradeskill goods has increased by 20% of the asking price of a single unit. This cost is constant, regardless of stack size.  As with the standard deposit, this is returned to the seller when the auction successfully sells.

Character Services

  • Players that faction change will have Battle For Azeroth flight paths after the change.
  • Players that change back to their original faction will have all of their learned flight paths.


  • Druid
    • Feral
      • Feral Frenzy should more consistently deal its full damage and generate its full combo points, even if you move slightly out of range after casting.
  • Paladin
    • Hammer of Righteous splash damage correctly benefits from Last Defender and Avenging Wrath.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Vathikur should now spawn once all pit snakes have been killed.


  • Faction items can now be sold back to their Quartermaster within 2 hours for a full refund.
  • Fixed an issue where Merektha's Fang could be cancelled by Remorseless Winter.
  • Fixed an issue preventing Merektha's Fang from critically hitting.
  • Merektha's Fang is now on the Global Cooldown, and its damage has been increased by 317%.
  • Fixed an issue where Darkmoon Deck: Tides would sometimes activate less often than intended.

Pet Battles

  • The following items can now correctly be used to grant you their associated battle pets: Baby Crawg, Wind-up Frog, Ball of Tentacles, Undulating Blue Sac.
  • Inland Croaker battle pets now have the correct Sticky Goo level 20 ability.


  • Players are now directed back to Ata the Winglord when removed from the vehicle during "City of Gold".
  • Fixed an issue where Brother Alen could become unresponsive during "Archived Knowledge".
  • Auras no longer persist on players after completing “Beachhead”.

World Quests

  • The “Lost Goat” should now respawn as expected.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing “Stopping the Infestation” from starting properly.
  • For “Cut Off Potential”, Zandalari Beastkeepers are now hostile to Alliance Allied Races, as intended.


  • Horde players can now rest at the inns at the Blood Gate and the Diretusk Hollow.
  • The Banshee’s Wail and Wind’s Redemption are now rested areas.
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