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WoD Beta: Screenshots of All Draenor Zones
2014/06/30 at 2:10 PM
Today we have tons of screenshots covering all the outdoor leveling zones on Draenor:
Spires of Arak
We've linked to our past in-depth coverage of playable zones and Blizzard's Artcraft and zone preview blogs when applicable. Do keep in mind that several of the higher-level zones had images taken with Far Sight, so they may still be incomplete and subject to change in future beta builds.
Check out all of our past coverage at our
Warlords of Draenor Coverage Hub
. Also be sure to enter our
WoD Beta Key Giveaway
Guild Leveling Effectively Removed in Warlords of Draenor
2014/06/29 at 6:26 PM
Blizzard will be changing how guild perks and leveling work in Warlords of Draenor.
All guilds will essentially be level 25, and some perks will be streamlined, such as flight path taxis moving faster instead of requiring
Ride Like the Wind
. Due to some unintended poor behavior among players, the Cash Flow perk will be removed in Warlords of Draenor as well. Continue reading for the full post!
If you're interested in more Warlords of Draenor coverage, check out Olivia's
comprehensive PvP guide
posted earlier today, videos and screenshots of
updated character models
, and of course our
Warlords of Draenor Beta Key Giveaway
Guide to PvP Changes in Warlords of Draenor
2014/06/29 at 1:14 PM
Warlords of Draenor is introducing a huge amount of PvP changes to the game.
Along with various quality of life changes, we also have:
Gear and Gear Acquisition changes
New Weapon and Armor Models
A new PvP island called Ashran
Changes to Flagging
And much more, all laid out here!
Gear and Gear Acquisition Change Blog
There are several changes to gear coming with Warlords of Draenor, as well as changes to how you get gear. Blizzard posted a gearing blog, which you can read by expanding the blue box below, and the key points from within it are as follows:
Skirmishes give rewards
Battleground rewards now come mostly from Strongboxes, you can find the initial data entries for them on
Wowhead's Warlords of Draenor Database
Even if you don't win, you can still get rewards from Strongboxes. Rewards are issued at (for example) 500 points, 1000 points and 1500 points
Strongboxes can contain Honor Points, Conquest Points or Gear
There's now 3 tiers of PvP gear
Starter gear, earned very fast from Strongboxes in BGs
Veteran's gear, from Strongboxes and Honor Points
Gladiator's gear, from Conquest Points
Rated Battlegrounds and Arenas will have the same base Conquest cap
RBG wins will allow you to use a coin for a chance at Conquest gear
Ashran Images, Including Horde and Alliance Bases
2014/06/28 at 1:15 PM
We learned yesterday that the Horde and Alliance bases in Warlords of Draenor would be in Ashran, rather than in Karabor and Bloodspire as was previously anticipated. Wowhead made our way to Ashran to take some screenshots of the PvP island, and the Horde and Alliance bases. Ashran is situated off the coast of Tanaan Jungle, accessible by boat. You can observe the peninsula layout of the current Horde and Alliance bases.
It is very obvious from several of the pictures that these zones are unfinished
, but nonetheless an interesting preview.
You can also see Community Manager Lore's post below, explaining the details and thinking behind the Ashran bases, and several tweets aimed at reassuring players.
Wowhead's Warlords of Draenor Beta Key Giveaway: Week 1
2014/06/27 at 5:52 PM
Winners have now been emailed from with beta key codes. This contest is now closed,
for the current beta key giveaway!
Summer is looking more savage by the second with the launch of the Warlords of Draenor beta--but don't take our word for it, experience it first-hand with our beta key giveaway!
The fine folks at Blizzard Entertainment have graciously given us tons of Warlords of Draenor beta keys to give away and we want you to join in on the fun.
We have 2000 Warlords of Draenor beta keys to give away, spread out over 6 weeks!
We're trying out a new type of giveaway as well! Each week, enter to win a Warlords of Draenor beta key by completing in-game achievements, which we'll track here on Wowhead. We'll keep things interesting by picking new achievements each week.
Remember you can enter the contest any time while it's active, and a later entry will have no effect on your chance to win a beta key!
Introducing the Wowhead Subscription Program
2014/06/27 at 1:32 PM
Today the Wowhead team is excited to launch our new subscription program, a revamp of Wowhead Premium that offers even more site benefits to our Patrons!
Subscribing to Wowhead is only $4.99 per month or
$29.99 if you pay for a year
. Existing Wowhead Premium members automatically become Subscribers and payment will not be affected.
Warlords Beta is Live, Faction Hubs Move to Ashran
2014/06/27 at 10:53 AM
Warlords of Draenor has gone into Closed Beta! Emails began to go out last night, with many players receiving access, and the servers went live early this morning.
Check your inbox for an email, and visit Battle Net account management to see if you have been given Beta access. At this time, be very cautious of phishing emails that ask you to click links - visiting your Battle Net account is the best way to verify any message received is genuine.
And if you don't have access just yet, fear not, there will be additional waves coming. Ensure that you are opted in to Betas by visiting your
Beta Profile Settings
page, and ensuring the relevant boxed are checked, and that your system specifications are up to date.
Warlords Faction Hubs Now In Ashran
Update: 5.42pm Eastern: Community Manager Lore has posted a lengthy explanation on the faction hub move. Read it below.
We're keeping on top of all the Warlords news, and the latest information is that the devs have changed their minds on Faction Capitals in Karabor and Bladespire -- they're now in PvP island Ashran as Lore clarifies.
Updated Character Models Preview: Female Night Elf and Human, Male Draenei and Undead
2014/06/26 at 8:23 PM
Updated character models are a much-anticipated feature in Warlords of Draenor. Our
Warlords of Draenor Modelviewer
now shows new Human Female, Night Elf Female, Draenei Male, and Undead Male models, so we put together some previews! We've got videos of the new character model emotes as well as screenshots of the updated facial features on the Alpha.
Do note that these models are not final or completed - they are in-progress versions which will be subject to further iteration.
You can expand these videos by clicking the player resize in the bottom right, or
visit our YouTube Channel
. You can even subscribe to be notified whenever we upload new videos.
To view the new models on Wowhead, simply select the "Warlords" option that's present on Wowhead's modelviewer and then select an animation on the lower right side. You can access the modelviewer on nearly every page--
to name a few.
You can also see what your own character will look like if you go to
and enter in your realm/character information!
WoD Alpha: New Items and NPCs Named after WoW Community Members
2014/06/26 at 4:34 PM
The latest Warlords of Draenor build added tons of new NPCs and we found many references to members of the WoW Community! We've compiled a full list below and you can check out all of the Warlords of Draenor NPCs in our
We've previously written
Blizzard and Community References in WoW
which covers all the references added in MoP and earlier expansions!
Many high-level PvPers received tribute NPCs--we'll most likely see them in Ashran. Their models include neat tributes to their favored classes--for example,
is wearing ,
is an armored moonkin, and
Elliott Van Rook
is wearing PvP mage gear.
WoD Alpha: Tanaan Jungle Questing, Shadowmoon Valley Screenshots, UI Improvements
2014/06/26 at 3:01 AM
9:30 EST: Added Tanaan Jungle quests to the post.
The Warlords Alpha was playable this evening and Olivia and I explored the two available zones--Tanaan Jungle and Shadowmoon Valley.
We also have the latest
spell changes and new data from this build
, and our modelviewer is also updated to display the new human female, night elf female, draenei male, and undead male models.
You can even preview how your own characters will look by going to
and entering in your character's info under "Lookup Battle.Net Profile."
There's a "What's New" Screen highlighting new things in World of Warcraft--on the alpha, it was new character models, collections, and the group finder. There is also a new "Raid Graphics" setting under System, which allows you to specify texture resolution and ground clutter specifically for raids.
WoD Build 18471: Modelviewer Updated with WoD Character Models, Death Knight Tier 17, Spell Changes
2014/06/25 at 10:28 PM
9:30 am EST: NPCs, Quests, Battle Pets, and Objects added to our database!
11:50 pm EST: More Shadowmoon Valley screenshots!
11:30 pm EST: Modelviewer now supports updated human female, night elf female, draenei male, and undead male models.
Build 18471 is now playable on the Warlords Alpha!
for our past Warlords of Draenor coverage!
Click here to see the latest additions to our Warlords database including items
Updated Character Models
The Draenei male, Night Elf female, Human female, and Undead male are now updated in Wowhead's Modelviewer!
Just select the "Warlords" option in the modelviewer!
You can also see how your exact character gets updated in Warlords by going to
and entering in your character's info under "Lookup Battle.Net Profile."
Want to learn more about the modelviewer?
Check out our tutorial
Death Knight Tier 17 added.
More Tier 17 set bonuses added or changed, see below for the full list.
Many new Garrison buildings have artwork, including tons of Horde buildings.
Archaeology digsites were added, check out the full list below. or
Wowhead's modelviewer now supports updated human female, night elf female, draenei male, and undead male models.
Level 100 test realms are up for people interested in testing PvP.
The Armory's Garrison description has been updated to "Allows the collection of armor scraps from the Orc clans of Draenor for armor transmogrificaton use."
Research: Warbinder's Ink
is a new inscription spell. Discovers a glyph recipe that uses Ink of War. If you know all the Ink of War glyphs, you will instead learn a glyph that uses any lesser ink.
New battle pet achievement
An Awfully Big Adventure
requires you to defeat tamers with the stuffed animal
will apparently have coded messages.
More leveling loot in the style of the Timeless Isle--create a soulbound item based on your spec. Examples:
New battle pets:
Mournful Moan of Murmur
New legendary quest items:
Core of Life
Core of Flame
Core of Iron
More Ashran items:
Disposable Pocket Flying Machine
Preserved Discombobulator Ray
: Dismount your target and reduce their combat effectiveness for 5 sec.
: Use: Hypnotize a critter in to following you for 5 min. (1 Hour Cooldown)
Death Knight Tier 17
Human Male Model Revealed in Artcraft
2014/06/25 at 7:20 PM
The Human Male Model is revealed in the latest ArtCraft
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