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An Axe to Grind
Put a Bird on It
A Bit of Ore
Treasure Contract: Amulet of Rukhmar
Walled City: Brackenspore
A Worthy Challenge: Skullok, Son of Gruul
Treasure Contract: Gutrek's Cleaver
Raiding with Leashes III: Drinkin' From the Sunwell
Steamwheedle Preservation Society
Voidtalon of the Dark Star
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Could the Polished Helm of Valor possibly get a change? Both it and the Might have Haste, which the Valor set is Crit-based.
1 day ago
Thank you for the feedback. This and other Heirloom stat changes are being addressed in an upcoming patch.
17 hr 56 min ago
with Heirlooms now going up to lvl 100, can we have them drop from Garrosh again? Main draw of those was look/90-100 scaling.
1 day ago
Those were a reward for doing the content when it was relevant, and there are no plans to bring them back at this time.
18 hr 2 min ago
hi guys, love your game. wondering why there is no heirloom mount that works for new Pandaren characters, is that intended?
1 day ago
This is a side-effect of the chauffeured mount being affiliated w/ Alliance or Horde. It’ll work once you choose a faction.
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If RAF recruit uses token to pay for subscription, does it count for reward the same as prepaid card/subscription?
6 days ago
Any form of game time counts toward rewards for the Recruit A Friend system.
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New Guides to Vanity Item Collections, Friday Update Arcade, Last Day for Snowy Owl and Squid
11 days ago
In today's news we have some new guides to collecting vanity items, the latest Friday Update Arcade, and a reminder that
won't be available for a while after March 21st!
New Vanity Item Guides
We love vanity items here at Wowhead, so we've launched a trio of guides to help you acquire rare items:
Obtaining Blizzard Shop and BlizzCon Vanity Items
covers all the items from the in-game shop, Recruit-a-Friend, BlizzCon Virtual Tickets, and Collector's Editions. It also provides instructions on how to purchase items via the Battle.net and in-game stores.
Obtaining Items from the Black Market Auction House
explains the unique nature of this Auction House, starting bid prices, all the rare items found on the AH, and other ways you can acquire them. Warlords of Draenor added more items to the BMAH including tabards, pets from MoP raids, and mounts like
Swift Zulian Tiger
Obtaining All the WoW Trading Card Game Items
has been revamped to include a section just on Toys, as well as information on what items are on the BMAH. The guide also provides suggestions on what items have in-game equivalents--useful if you like an item but don't have the gold or money required to obtain it.
You can track your vanity collections via
--see what you still need to collect, have the items sorted by category, and filter out types of items you're not interested in collecting!
Friday Update Arcade
is back with the latest episode of Friday Update Arcade! Topics covered include Blackrock Mountain available for pre-purchase, Sylvanas coming to Heroes of the Storm, Legacy of the Void beta and Final Fantasy 15.
Last Day for Snowy Owl and Winter Squid
There are several seasonal items in WoW that are going on hiatus with the coming of spring.
is a seasonal pet that only spawns during winter in Azeroth, which ends on March 21st.
If you're looking for the
, it's available throughout
(check the map on the
page for exact locations) but it's a rare spawn so you may not find it quickly.
This pet is needed for the
achievement, which in turn is needed for
which rewards the title.
The seasonal fish
is also going away until September. This can be frequently fished up in coastal areas in Swamp of Sorrows, Blasted Lands and Tanaris. This fish is needed for
Paypal Now Accepted for Subscriptions in Europe
Warcraft's twitter recently announced that the PayPal system can now be used for subscriptions in Europe:
This was also announced on the forums:
We’re pleased to announce that we’re now able to accept PayPal payments for World of Warcraft subscriptions in Europe. Current and new subscribers can assign a PayPal account as their automatic payment method on their
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. Visit our
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New Pet Tamers, Blizzard Warlords interview, Drake Collector Achievement, Black Market Auction House
2014/08/20 at 2:54 PM
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Tom Chilton Interviewed on Warlords of Draenor
interviewed Game Director Tom Chilton at Gamescom, discussing the criticism levelled at World of Warcraft in recent months. You can read the full interview over at
, but we have summarized the key points below for your convenience.
The dev team wishes Warlords was out by now, but team increases and the expansion's size have slowed them down.
Warlords is probably the most ambitious expansion to date when it comes to high level content.
The setting, if it appeals, will bring players back to WoW, but a bigger influence will be the level 90 boost and associated tutorial zone to get you back into playing your character.
WoW still sees "a pretty large number" of new subscribers on a monthly basis. Making the game more intuitive for them is a goal in Warlords
Working on an older game engine requires creativity from developers, and becomes harder and harder as new tech is added.
The Blood Elf design was perhaps promised for launch too soon, before they'd realised how long it would take to get all the models done.
World of Warcraft combat has stood the test of time, but the devs want to make it feel more visceral some time soon
Tom feels that casting while moving, like flying, cost the world a lot in the long run.
The "Dudebros of Draenor" problem was in presentation as much as anything - there are strong female characters in the expansion.
The end-game questing in Warlords will be far fewer daily quests and far more free-form interaction with the world. They're trying to avoid players feeling like they have to do it all.
Feedback from the beta has been a mixture of positive and negative - flying is a controversial topic, and Garrison feedback has reflected the devs' position on the feature.
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Mists of Pandaria: Black Market Auction House
2012/07/03 at 10:24 AM
Always wanted Tier 3 gear for transmog or never got
Ashes of Al'ar
to drop? You're in luck now, with the Black Market Auction House.
The BMAH was designed to be a fun type of gold sink--where rare items are periodically generated and placed on a special Auction House for players to bid on. Players cannot list items themselves; instead, they are generated by the server and "listed" by an in-game NPC. The AH is "run" by
The Veiled Stair
Rare mounts, vanity pets, TCG items, Tier 3 armor, and epic recipes will find their way to the Black Market Auction House, and more controversially,
heroic raid epics will also be available
. While not many items will be up per week, it does raise concerns that raiders will be forced to buy armor with gold to help progression, which will put an emphasis on gold farming and change the server culture and economy. There's also some ilvl 483 PvP items for sale as well.
Bids start in the - range and there is no buyout option. The sky is the limit when competing against other collectors for items.
We've compiled a list of BMAH items across beta servers and organized them under the cut!
Click the cut to see a list of items and learn about the NPCs selling them!
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News Round Up: Purchasable Raid Epics on the Black Market Auction House
2012/06/19 at 6:28 PM
The Black Market Auction House was a hot topic today for blue posters--after beta players noticed that raid-quality epics will be occasionally up for sale in addition to rare/removed mounts and pets. Since some wealthy players pay guilds for mounts/titles already, some players think this isn't a big deal, but others think it changes the character of the game. One of these heroic items is up for sale currently, so we added a screenshot on beta:
In other news, Ghostcrawler recently addressed Death Knights, Hunters, Rogues, and Paladins on beta. The new TCG deck was released and there's also a feature on PrintWarcraft's custom T-shirts!
Black Market Auction House
No one should count on this even being close to a viable option for gearing up a character. If you can raise that kind of gold in the game, you're going to have much better success paying your way into raids for gear than hoping the right items appear for you in the black market AH (which doesn't include set pieces), hoping you can afford to outbid everyone else on your realm, and hoping you're the last one to bid before the auction ends.
Sure, it'll have some of the best rewards for sale. But that doesn't mean it'll be remotely reliable for one person to gear up quickly. It's the black market, after all. :)
Ultimately the system is going to benefit the extremely wealthy and the extremely lucky. But in all likelihood the benefits won't at all be consistent, even for those who can pony up the gold.
The two actually aren't mutually exclusive concepts. You're glossing over far too many details for this to be a valid argument.
The overwhelming majority of WoW players will not suddenly be buying their gear at the magic armor store. Taken in the context in which that quote was originally made -- where we were referring to players collecting tokens from bosses to shop at a magic store -- it still holds true.
So buying armor with a token from a boss was bad, but buying armor with gold is good?
I'm trying to be a rationale skeptical person here but that makes absolutely no sense. The problem with players buying their loot from the magic armor shop was not the currency used to make the purchase, it was how purchasing gear with a currency detracted from the experience of looting a defeated enemy.
No, my point was that those can't be equally compared. For that to be true, we'd first have to create a situation where the standard for all PvE players switches from spending tokens on powerful items, to spending gold on powerful items.
The BMAH can't be compared to the token system that way. As I mentioned before, that's glossing over far too many details about both systems.
The token system, which that original quote about the magic shop was referring to, was a means for virtually everyone to obtain their PvE tier sets. What we said was that this ended up not feeling as rewarding, 'cause you ended up just collecting a currency to spend at a vendor rather than grabbing your loot straight off the dead bodies of bosses.
The token system was implemented to try and make RNG feel a little less punishing, but it had some side effects.
The BMAH system can hardly be compared to that system. You never know when the BMAH will have something you can use, you can't buy anything out, items are BoP, and you're competing with everyone on your realm who might want/need the item.
That's much more RNG and isn't a system that, in anyway, will completely replace the act of killing bosses for loot. It will be randomly rewarding to a small minority of people who happen to have a lot of gold and are lucky with timing. But as I said originally, even then it won't be reliably or consistently rewarding.
It's just a shoddy comparison.
For those speculating about the rate of gear gains from the black market auction house, here's how things currently work. Keep in mind it's still beta and this is all subject to change.
The chances that a tier-13 raid or PvP item of any given armor type will be listed each day is roughly 10%. Logistically, this means there will be plenty of days where no new armor is available to anyone. Some days, if the black market vendors are extra fortunate in their scavenging for goods, you might see a piece of gear for each armor type. The items under each armor type include belts, boots and bracers, and there will be a separate vendor offering jewelry.
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