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Wowhead's Patch 5.4.2 Guide
2013/12/09 at 10:28 AM
Patch 5.4.2 is scheduled to go live on Tuesday, December 10th and this mini-guide covers all the patch changes and additions.
While this patch has no major new content, it has several big quality-of-life improvements for players:
cross-realm/faction mail for account-bound items and a cross-realm raid browser
. There were also some in-game store improvements, as well as the frosty Mage-only
Bipsi's Bobbing Berg
The in-game Blizzard Shop is now live today as well
, along with a huge sale on most mounts and pets!
5.4.2 PTR Patch Notes: Updated December 9
Shop Now Available
You can now browse and purchase a bevy of mounts and pets directly from within World of Warcraft through our newly added Shop interface.
We've made it possible for you to receive your new pal right in your inventory (or via mail if your inventory is full). Just click the Shop icon on the menu bar once you've logged in to a character, and you'll be able to pick out a new friend to add to your collection and start your adventures together
The Entitled: Guide to All Titles
2013/12/08 at 11:35 AM
This guide covers all the titles in WoW from the serious to the silly, organized by topic and linked to their achievement and basic source details. Collecting titles became easier in Mists of Pandaria with account-wide titles and achievement progress.
In Mists of Pandaria, many titles became account-wide, meaning alts can use titles they haven't individually earned as long as they're at the minimum level it could be acquired at. For example, a level 80 alt could wear
<Name>, Death's Demise
if another character on the account earned it.
Only a handful of titles aren't account-wide, most notably RBG titles,
of the Shattered Sun
The other major change was account-wide progress on meta-achievements like
What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been
. Players can work on holiday, PvP, and raid meta-achievements across characters now, instead of repeating the achievements on any character that needed the rewards.
A few notable exceptions include
Master of Pandaren Cooking
5.4.2 PTR Patch Notes - December 5, WoD Group Finder Clarifications
2013/12/06 at 11:22 AM
Blizzard updated the 5.4.2 PTR Patch Notes with some fixes to
Siege of Orgrimmar
is also now affected by healing debuffs, and Winter Veil toys that can attack each other like the
Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer Controller
can now fight it out in Sanctuary areas, like Shattrath.
CM Lore also posted a lengthy clarification on the difference between the cross-realm functionality coming to the existing Raid Browser tool in 5.4.2 and the completely new Group Finder feature coming in 6.0.
The cross-realm raid finder coming in 5.4.2 allows players to queue Siege of Orgrimmar flex raids and world bosses cross-realm.
The Group Finder coming in 6.0 will let players create cross-realm groups for pretty much anything, not just raids. It will also not be buried in the UI, like the Raid Finder tool.
You can read more about the cross-realm raid browser, which is testable on the PTR,
Click the cut to read the new patch notes and group finder clarifications!
"Warcraft" Film Casting Announcement, 5.4.2 PTR Build 17645
2013/12/04 at 7:39 PM
announced some major cast decisions today
for the upcoming "Warcraft" film. The longer announcement in
is linked below.
is a huge Warcraft fan, tweeting today that "As a career WoW player, 463 days /played, it's pretty much my ultimate job. proud to be a part of something that is such a major part of me" (
), and "I had every class at 80 and 85, currently have five 90's, main is a DK and has been since 3.1, one of the good ones though" (
For more details, check out our coverage of last month's
BlizzCon panel for the film
Legendary Entertainment has tapped Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell and Rob Kazinsky for the lead roles in “Warcraft,” with Dominic Coop
Animated Golden Cards on Hearthhead, Comment to Win a Beta Key!
2013/12/03 at 5:10 PM
Hearthstone key winners have been emailed! Check
for a list of winners.
Animated Golden Cards
Golden cards in Hearthstone are hard to get and look amazing--besides gorgeous artwork, they have unique animations!
Now you can preview the golden animations right here on
! On every
, you'll find an animated Golden card next to the basic version.
We're really excited about this addition and to celebrate, we're giving away
50 Hearthstone beta keys
in this post. Just leave a comment in this post with a link to your favorite animated card on
to enter! Entries must be made by noon PST on Friday, December 6th.
We've also added a bunch of new card mechanics so it's easier to find the card types you need! These mechanics aren't official ones from card tooltips--we've created them on our own based on popular deck strategies
5.4.2 PTR Patch Notes
2013/12/03 at 5:08 PM
We've gotten a few small PTR builds this past month, and finally got official patch notes for 5.4.2 today. It's good to have a refresher on the cool cross-realm raid browser and improved mailing system coming soon, and there's the new tidbit that you can place raid markers while dead now.
Karazhan 2: Eclectic Boogaloo
datamined earlier today did not appear in the official notes.
no longer removes movement-impairing effects on use. The talent
will continue to remove movement-impairing effects.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
Cross-Realm raid browser now has new categories for Mists of Pandaria World Bosses (Celestials and Ordos) and Flexible raid difficulty for
Siege of Orgrimmar
The cross-realm raid browser is accessed through the 'Social Pane' (bound to the O key by default) and look for the 'Raid' tab on the bottom right.
5.4.2 PTR: Build 17636 Spell Changes, Iron Skyreaver Model, New Sounds
2013/12/03 at 1:36 PM
Click the image to view the animations in our 3D modelviewer!
Many of these sounds are named "chimeramount," implying they're tied to the mount above. The last few are named "treasuregoblinpet" which could most likely be tied to
Treasure Goblin's Pack
December 2nd Hotfixes, Blizzard Sale Extended, WoD Scaling Tweets
2013/12/03 at 11:02 AM
Last night, there was only one hotfix but it was a big one--the Celestial world bosses got a significant health nerf if you're in a small group. This should also greatly help players who need to kill all four for
The Emperor's Way
and were frustrated that they couldn't get a decent-sized group together. The larger the group is, the more their health will increase.
December 2nd Hotfixes
The Celestials (
) have their health reduced to 25% of original health. If more than 10 players from the same faction are engaged with the Celestial, their health will scale up. The health increase will cap at 100% of their original health with 40 players.
Ghostcrawler announced that he was leaving Blizzard
last week, Technical Game Designer
has taken over the role of answering PvE questions on
. Here are some of the most interesting recent tweets:
Vanity Collections: Guide to WoW's Tabards
2013/11/30 at 12:29 PM
This guide helps you find the perfect tabard to match your transmog or new armor! We've organized all the tabards by their source, as well as by expansion. We've also provided thumbnails of all the tabards--click on them to view them in our 3D modelviewer.
Tabards currently take up a lot of bag space, but there may be plans to consolidate them as a
collection in Warlords of Draenor
, similar to mounts and pets.
Blizzard Black Friday Sales
2013/11/29 at 11:07 AM
There's some great deals going on this weekend for Blizzard games--perhaps you'll even get a second copy of WoW to
unlock the new Recruit A Friend rewards
If you're perfectly happy with the games you have and are looking for something to do, don't forget that
Pilgrim's Bounty is going on in-game
for easy cooking skillups, and you can now
listen to WoW sounds and music right here on Wowhead
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Official Announcement: Ghostcrawler Leaving Blizzard
2013/11/27 at 2:20 PM
You know that part at the end of raid night when the final boss is dead and you’re done handing out loot and everyone kind of goes their separate ways? Yeah, this is one of those times.
We just came off of a great BlizzCon. We had so many different games to talk about, and we were thrilled at the reception of Warlords of Draenor. It was great to meet or reconnect with so many of you. I love BlizzCon dearly, which makes it so hard to tell you that this will be my last one, or at least my last one up on stage. An opportunity has come my way, and I have made the very tough decision to move on from Blizzard.
I wanted to thank all of you for being a part of this grand quest. I have said a hundred times that having passionate gamers, including the angry ones, is a far better place to be than having a community that doesn’t care. You all care. Like us, you want the game to be the best that it can be. So I ask you to keep on providing your feedback. I promise (and I rarely promise!) that the developers care very much about what you have to say.
I’ll be out there, and I can’t imagine it will be that hard to find me.
New Site Features: Quest Tracking, New Sounds and Music, Guide Improvements
2013/11/27 at 11:28 AM
We've got another batch of new site features that we're excited to share with you before the holiday weekend! To check out everything our team has been working on, visit the
Warcraft Sounds and Music
Really like a zone's music? Want to brush up on what a boss' deadly ability sounds like? We've added spell sounds and zone music to Wowhead pages!
Spell pages with associated sounds include:
Boss Emote Anachronos 03
Music tied to items:
You can also visit a zone's page now, like
, to hear all the music associated with it.
Quest Tracking Improvements
We've added a new way for players to see if they've completed certain quests or not. You can look up a character's progress on quest pages now!
All you have to do is import a
via the Profiler, and then go to you
and click on the heart icon to the left of one of your profiles to "pi
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