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Blizzard In-Game Shop Live, Many Mounts and Pets 50% Off
2013/12/10 at 11:16 AM
The Blizzard In-Game Shop made its debut today in
! Players can purchase all the Blizzard Store mounts and pets directly in-game. All you need to do is select an item, click on Buy Now when purchasing details appear, and enter in your password. The item will automatically appear in your inventory and a confirmation receipt will be sent to your Battle.net email.
Currently, you cannot gift mounts and pets in game to other players, and if you already have an item, an error message will appear when you try to buy it.
Many mounts and pets are currently 50% off as well! This sale goes until
January 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST
Mounts ($12.25, normally $25):
Heart of the Aspects
Pets ($5, normally $10):
Soul of the Aspects
Click the cut for Blizzard's official post
Flex Mode Scaling Changes, Talk Azeroth Episode 20
2013/12/09 at 7:49 PM
Talk Azeroth Episode 20: Gearing in Warlords of Draenor
Olivia dives deep into the gear changes coming in Warlords of Draenor and dissects the implications of all the new systems -- long tail gearing, shifting primary stats, spirit as a secondary stat, loot drama and much more as well as hitting your viewer questions from last week's Garrison episode. If you want to get in touch with Olivia, email her on email@example.com
Flex Mode Scaling Changes
At BlizzCon, we'd discussed some improvements to our Flexible scaling system that would minimize the existence and impact of any real or perceived "breakpoints." Our design goal has always been for the system to be neutral with respect to group size. Specifically, you should never feel encouraged to turn away interested players whose skill/gear level matches the rest of the group's, basic role composition constraints notwithstanding. But at the same time, you shouldn't feel like you need to go out and grab warm bodies if you have a perfectly serviceable raid already assembled. Clearly we have not yet fully realized those goals.
New Hearthstone Build: Card Changes, Elite Tauren Chieftain Added
2013/12/09 at 12:16 PM
Blizzard posted patch notes yesterday for a new beta build that hit very early this morning. All of the card changes should be reflected in our
, and the patch also added the special BlizzCon 2013 card . This card can summon Power Chord cards: , , .
There were also new arena ranks datamined in the patch. Arena ranks now go up to 12.
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_0 Novice Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_1 Apprentice Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_2 Journeyman Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_3 Copper Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_4 Silver Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_5 Gold Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_6 Platinum Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_7 Diamond Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_8 Champion Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_9 Ruby Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_10 Frostborn Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_11 Molten Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_12 Lightforge Key
Click the cut for the card changes!
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.
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