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Burning Crusade Classic 2.5.3 Development Notes, Season 3 PvP Adjustments

Burning Crusade Classic Phase 3 Release Schedule

Burning Crusade Classic 2.5.3 Development Notes

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
  • Serpentshrine Caverns and Tempest Keep bosses now drop new and additional items, such as an additional tier token.
  • Magtheridon and Gruul’s Lair now drop an additional tier token.
  • All dungeon bosses now have a chance to drop epic gems in Heroic difficulty.
  • New Darkmoon cards now have a chance to drop.
  • The Consortium vendor now sells: Formula: Enchant Weapon – Major Striking
  • The Honor Hold and Thrallmar vendor now sells: Pattern: Netherscale Ammo Pouch
  • The Lower City vendor now sells: Enchant Ring – Stats and Pattern: Quiver of a Thousand Feathers

Season 3 PvP Adjustments

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Season 3 will begin with the weekly reset the week of January 17.

Looking back at Season 2, we’ve analyzed the queue data and found that some queue times are taking longer than we’d like to see. To address this, in Season 3:

  • The range of possible opponents will be expanded. This will help match players of different matchmaking levels more quickly. As before, teams with similar ratings who queue at the same will be prioritized to match against each other.

Additionally, we’re making the following changes:

  • Mind Quickening Gem now provides 100 Haste Rating (was 330).
  • Starting with Season 3, the following items won’t be allowed inside Arenas:
    • Nigh-Invulnerability Belt
    • Net-o-Matic Projector
    • Dazzling Longsword
    • Silent Fang
    • Skull of Impending Doom