News Roundup: Method's Mythic Video Guides, Timewalking Vendors Extended, PvP Trinket Discussion
In today's news, we have more Mythic Hellfire Citadel Guides by World First guild
, a reminder that Wrath Timewalking ends soon but
won't despawn instantly in case you want to buy some holiday items, and a discussion on the PvP Accolade trinkets.
Below is Method's
Mythic Socrethar the Eternal
guide; check out the full post for more videos and news!
News Roundup: MMOGames and IGN Legion Interviews, Chinese WoW Passport, Dev Communication and 6.2.2
In today's news, we have more Legion interviews, pictures of the Chinese 10th Year Anniversary Gift, and a lengthy post by Community Manager Lore on developer communication.
has posted pictures of the passport, which is personalized with your character and achievements! In his pictures, you can see an image of the character's face, details on his race, class, and faction, and stamps for achievements like
. More information can be found on the
10th Year Anniversary Site
Friday Update Arcade, Warcraft Film Releases June 10, '16, Admiral Taylor's Greatsword
This week's Friday Update Arcade covers the Heroes of the Storm release date, Star Wars Battlefront, and more!
The release date has been announced for the Warcraft film--June 10, 2016! According to
, Universal has shifted back the release dates for several other films including "Pacific Rim 2." Previously, "Warcraft" was scheduled to release on March 11, 2016.
January 9th Hotfixes, Big Crates of Salvage Stack, Blue Posts on Haunted Memento and Tier 18 Design
In today's news, we have an interesting bit of trivia on why
was nerfed, as well as some good news for mount collectors.
Edit: Hotfixes were posted for January 9th, but an important change not documented, but noted by many players, is that
January 9th Hotfixes
Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
: Trapping now awards a caged beast for each nearby party member with an appropriate level barn. More information regarding the change can be found
on the forums
should no longer be incorrectly phased in some instances.
is now immune to crowd-control effects.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
s should no longer cause all players in the zone to go into combat.
should no longer be able to be pulled through the side gates.
Battlegrounds and Arenas
: Using Ice Floes or
should no longer incorrectly allow players to capture a point while moving.
: The northern track switch should now work correctly.
News Roundup: Blue Tweets, Wowcraft, @WowheadTweets Now Live for Important Tweets
We're pleased to announce that our
Blue Tweet Tracker
has leveled up! In addition to checking the
on Wowhead, you can now see all of the important tweets in one place on
This Twitter feed will automatically retweet anything marked as important by the Wowhead team on the
You can still see all the important tweets on our
page, where you can also filter Blizzard twitter accounts (your preferences are saved even logged out) and view entire Twitter feeds.
Click here to check out @WowheadTweets!
Wowcraft by CarBot Animations
CarBot Animations, the geniuses behind
Diablols Reaper of Souls
, is launching a new series today--Wowcraft! Episodes are planned for every other Thursday.
Recent Blue Tweets
Over the past few days, we've gotten some tantalizing hints about new Engineering vanity
News Roundup: Talk Azeroth BlizzCon Edition, WoD Item and Stat Clarifications
Talk Azeroth With Olivia--BlizzCon Edition
Olivia's back after the roof blew off her studio, with a Talk Azeroth focusing on one of the biggest pieces of news to come out of BlizzCon, the changes in raid sizes. She's wondering just exactly what the impact will be on different guilds, from LFR right up to the controversial new Mythic raiding mode, as well as talking through a few of your responses to Talk Azeroth 17, and asking for your questions and views on Garrisons.
Warlords of Draenor: Itemization Changes and New Stats
Blizzard devs have been very active on Twitter discussing item and stat changes in Warlords of Draenor. You can learn about the entire itemization preview at BlizzCon on our
Warlords of Draenor Guide
, or check out the clarifications below. Most of these details were covered at BlizzCon, but it's easy to forget some details with so much new information!
Spirit (healers) and armor (tanks) will only appear on accessory slots, weapons, and gems, not main slots like helms. Accessory items will most likely just have secondary stats.
Only main armor pieces like helms will swap their prim
News Roundup: Talk Azeroth, New Recruit-A-Friend Soon, Blizzard Sales
For those of you interested in Recruit-a-Friend, the RAF program is being temporarily shut down to prepare for the new program coming very soon. If you liked the current
mount though, don't worry--it will be available with the new and improved program. On Friday, we datamined a
new achievement and mount for RAF
, so there may be a variety of rewards to choose from!
In light of the new RAF program being launched, it makes sense Blizzard announced yesterday that Cataclysm is now included in the Battle Chest for only $19.99--this change makes it easier and cheaper for new players to catch up to their friends. For seasoned players, there's also a 33% off sale on
We've got another episode of Talk Azeroth up with Olivia! This time, Olivia gets into the acronyms with a re-recorded (after the last one failed) version of Talk Azeroth 16. She's talking about the controversial match-ending debuff, The Crowd Chose You, and the upcoming changes to it, as well as touching on the Diminishing Returns system, answering your questions a
News Roundup: Hearthstone Beta Account Wipe Incoming, PvP Updates
A major beta patch is coming to Hearthstone soon, and in preparation for that, CM Zeriyah is giving everyone a heads up that their progress will be reset.
This includes gold, experience, arcane dust, and class levels.
Each pack purchased with real money will give players back 100 gold, and each arena entry will give players 150 gold.
There are also no current plans to do additional wipes, so any cards and levels acquired after this wipe will be usable when the game goes live.
If you tested the store before the wipe, you will get after redoing the introductory missions.
If you're not in the beta, you can always get a sense of the game from our
We've also got some details on the Season 14 PvP situation under the cut--you may have noticed NPCs suddenly being removed, and CM Lore explains why.
Click the cut to read the blue posts!
News Roundup and Talk Azeroth Episode 14: Eternal Agony
Olivia dives right in to the World First race from her secret lair in the USA, wondering why the bosses are dropping like flies this time around and putting her pet theories out there for your examination. Next up, she's been besieged with emails about the Censer of Eternal Agony which is purchased from the Timeless Isle, and used either to mercilessly gank people like the black-hearted snakes you are, or for some fun world PvP, depending on your perspective. She hits up some viewer questions, if you want to send yours in email her on firstname.lastname@example.org, and gets back to enjoying her holiday!
Click the cut for details on an upcoming Heroic Norushen hotfix and some recent Patch 5.4 changes!
News Roundup: Darkmoon Faire in Town, Transmog Posts
Today's news roundup covers some recent transmog debates on the EU forums as well as a reminder that the Darkmoon Faire is back in town!
is back in town for a week--be sure to try for your
, which is needed for
. Unfortunately, another Patch 5.3 change is that the Faire appears to be CRZ now, meaning getting
will be harder to do.
Players leveling alts may also find
useful for experience boosts.
For more details on the complete faire, including vanity pets and achievements, check out our
Over the weekend, the EU forums have been having a lively discussion on transmog artwork through expansions. We love transmog here at Wowhead, so we're always curious to see what sets are popular among users.
Many posters are nostalgic for the look of
News Roundup: Valor Points, Professions in MoP, Player Feedback
In today's news roundup, Bashiok has been busy on the forums these past few days, covering professions, player feedback, and gearing up with
In Patch 5.3, item upgrades are returning at a reduced cost (0
instead of 0
) and several Shado-Pan Assault rewards are being moved down from Revered to a lower reputation requirement.
are sidelined for now, and making players rely so much on
at the start of the expansion was an oversight.
In response to players asking about in-game surveys to provide feedback, Bashiok explained that Blizzard already amasses an exhaustive amount of player data, from talents players pick to what dailies are the most popular. Of course, forum feedback is also useful as it provides insights into player choices.
There were also a few interesting content tidbits:
Black Temple was mean to be in the game at Burning Crusade's launch.
While most of Patch 5.3 was planned out a while ago, Battlefield: Barrens was only planned in 5.2.
Players gave lots of feedback on missing Heroic Dungeons at one point, so Heroic Scenarios are a nod to those players.
News Roundup: Darkmoon Faire Guide, Congratulations Lore, Ghostcrawler Tweets
The Darkmoon Faire is back in town this week. If you've been too busy in
to stop by the Faire in 5.2 yet, there are two new hats,
, as well as the chance to get a Darkmoon pet inside
grants a 10% experience and reputation gain for one hour. It does not stack with the carousel buff
, but does stack with
grants +5 fishing, and when the Faire is open, you can summon a pool of shipwrecked debris.
Darkmoon Faire Guide
has all the details, and check out user guides
Darkmoon Island, Let the Adventure Begin!!!
Darkmoon Faire Made Easy
News Round Up: Legendary Guide Updated, Battle Chest Sale
Today's news roundup features a lengthy discussion on WoW's RNG loot system. While
5.3 will reduce the amount of bad bonus roll streaks
, some players are frustrated by feeling unrewarded for killing a boss.
There's also a Warcraft Battle Chest Sale until the 23rd, and the 2013 Student Art Contest Winners have been selected--as prizes, they'll get a mentorship with a member of the World of Warcraft art team!
Legendary Guide Updated
Pinnacle of Storms open on LFR
, more players may find themselves completing their legendary metagems. We've updated our
Legendary Quest Guide
with some user comments and videos on the challenging single-player scenario, The Thunder Forge, you'll need to complete after getting 20
There's also been a confirmed issue with ilvl 502 gems not working on upgraded ilvl 504 helms:
Yes, it is intend
News Roundup: New Armored Dragonhawk Rewards, Durumu in LFR, Zarhym on April Fools
We've been datamining a ton of gorgeous mount models, and now we're seeing some new mounts on the 5.3 PTR! The rewards for
are now learned by players who have obtained 200 mounts:
for Horde. This achievement is reminiscent of
and its dragonhawk rewards:
Click on the modelviewer pics to view them in our 3D Modelviewer!
News Round Up
third wing of LFR opened this week
and in spite of some hotfixes, players are still finding
pretty challenging. Bashiok discusses the issues with
and how the maze visual effect could use some alteration.
EU CM Taepsilum discusse
News Roundup: Blood in the Snow Scenario Introduction, Auto-Learning Flightpaths Disabled
Blood in the Snow Scenario Introduction
If you ever thought that Scenarios felt a bit abrupt and wanted more of a lore buildup--hey, here's a quest to help Vol'jin--you're in luck in Patch 5.3. Our friends at
mentioned that there was a special scene leading into one of the new 5.3 scenarios,
Blood in the Snow
, so we hopped on the PTR to check out what goes on!
You're first sent a mail by Lorewalker Cho asking you to head to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Once there, he shares with you what he just discovered about the Alliance and gives you
The King and the Council
. Varian is facing some unforeseen difficulties in making a deal with the dwarves.
We're curious to see if these lead-in quests and Lorewalker scenes will be added for additional scenarios in the future--it was pretty effective here.
Transcript and screenshots of the quest below:
Once upon a time - moments ago, in fact - a great King sought the help from a trio of powerful dwarves: The Council of Three Hammers.
The King's scouts had discovered that Zandalari tro
News Round Up: 5.1 Hotfixes, Possible Transmogrification Changes
Patch 5.1 Hotfixes were posted late last night. They include:
Fixes to some battle pets that previously couldn't be captured in all qualities.
is now a permanent title.
now correctly causes the
to appear as Sha when wielded by a Shadow Priest.
In addition, more fansite interviews were posted:
Lead Encounter designer Ion Hazzikostas was on the
Convert to Raid
podcast, covering current raid content, dailies, challenge modes, and scenarios.
Lead Content Designer Cory "Mumper" Stockton talked to
about the pet design process, pet battle changes in the future like legendary pets and possible cross-breeding, and updating old pet models.
Also be sure to check out Wowhead's
interview with Lead Quest Designer Dave Kosak
Transmogrification in 5.2
5.1 just hit, but Blizzard on
Mists of Pandaria Preview: Scott Mercer and Ion Hazzikostas Interview
Blizzard just posted two important news stories. First off, they have a very in-depth interview about the raids in Mists of Pandaria. There are some important tidbits shared in this discussion:
Mogu’shan Vaults will be the first raid and it will probably be delayed up to a week on release, so there is less pressure to hit level cap as a raider.
The other two raids will unlock weeks after Vaults to give raiders even more time acclimate.
Lore has been really thought out this time around. The instances should ideally flow into each other, as opposed to back in WotLK where they felt so jarringly different. For example, you'll fight the Sha of Fear at the end of one raid only to have her flee to the next.
The raid rewards players with items with the following item levels: item level 476 for Raid Finder, 489 for normal mode, and 502 for Heroic.
There’s also a new mount that can be obtained by defeating Elegon, a celestial dragon found deep within the Vault:
Other than that, Blizzard also confirmed that
will be delayed so it doesn't make players feel rushed to experience Mists of Pandaria as well as do the holiday. This is welcomed news, as mo
Mists of Pandaria: Shado-Pan Reputation Guide, News Round Up
Today we have a news round up on more beta class balance analysis, as well as the guild mentoring program, old raid gold nerfs, and role of beta testing. With the
for Mists of Pandaria, there's been a flurry of MoP-related posts as well, including Blizzard's very own beta key sweepstakes--they will be giving away 2,000 keys each week for five weeks.
We also have a spotlight on the Shado-Pan, a new faction in Mists of Pandaria with some epics and fun vanity rewards!
protect Pandaria from the imprisoned Sha--no small task. They are found wearing their distinctive navy-and-red armor throughout the borders of Pandaria in Kun-Lai Summit and Townlong Steppes. Rewards include some ilvl 489 epics as well as flavor items at both Honored and Exalted, such as breakable boards and mounts.
gear now costs
, existing ilvl 458 gear is now 75% cheaper, and no gear purchasable with a currency requires reputation.
Players will not need Revered with [fa
New Mists of Pandaria Quests and News Round Up
As part of last week's beta patch, we datamined some more quests and NPCs! Be sure to add your comments and screenshots if you're in the beta :)
Click here for the latest additions!
Some points of interest:
Jewelcrafting dailies are up, such as
. Quests reward 1
Several Halfhill dailies are added, such as
, which reward
A few quests are tied to pet battles, such as
We also have a news round up: the most interesting part is that the daily quest cap
will be removed
in Mists, but there's also class feedback for Paladins, Shamans, and Warlocks, as well as thoughts on different generations of gamers enjoying WoW.
Daily Quest Cap
Current plan is to remove the daily quest cap completely for ship. Just like what you see in the beta now. We literally have 100's of daily quests at level 90 and we want to make sure that players can pick and choose what they want to do.Not really. We honestly think it would be worse to actually r
News Round Up: Class Beta Feedback, PvP Gear, Leaders of Azeroth
Today's news round up has a ton of blue posts. First off, there's a lot of detailed beta feedback for
s, including discussions about Level 90 Druid talents and Rapture for priests. There's also discussion about PvP gear in Mists,
nerfs, Dungeon bugs on beta, and the recent completion of the Leaders of Azeroth short story series. Click the cut to see all the posts!
PvP Gear in Mists
You will have less resilience on your gear coming into beta. However, you will also have some base resilience and that base should offset the PvP power that everyone is getting. The net result should be that you take about the same damage you do today in a PvP setting, but will take less damage from someone not wearing PvP gear.
Currently on your beta build, I believe the ratio of power to resilience is off. You should have more resilience and less power than you do.
It is entirely possible that some new talents or spell changes will result in too much burst damage in isolated cases, but when giving feedback, it's useful for us if you distinguish between those and survivabili
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