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News Roundup: Female Dwarf images, RoS Hearthstone packs, Health Scaling, Heroes Q&A,Talk Azeroth 31
2014/03/19 at 8:15 PM
New female Dwarf renders added
New female Dwarf renders were just added to the Warlords site, showing new hairstyles and some model changes
Reaper of Souls awards Hearthstone packs
Heads up! Players who pick up a copy of <a href="
target="_blank">Diablo III: Reaper of Souls™</a> will soon discover bonus loot in the form of an Expert Card Pack (or Packs!) for <a href="
target="_blank">Hearthstone™: Heroes of Warcraft™</a>.
Depending on the version of Reaper of Souls you have pre-purchased (or purchase in the future) you can expect the following:
<li><strong>Reaper of Souls: Digital Standard Edition</strong> – One (1) Hearthstone Expert Card Pack, delivered to your Battle.ne
Origin PC Pandaren Monk Pet Giveaway
2014/03/19 at 5:25 PM
We've teamed up with our friends at
giveaway today and a special promo code for Wowhead users on their customized gaming rigs!
We'll be giving away five
to five lucky Wowhead users who reply to this post by Monday, March 24th.
if you order an ORIGIN PC desktop or laptop
, you can enter
as a promo code to get free US ground shipping and GPU overclocking. They have another promotion going on where you get $150 worth of in-game credit for Warface®, Path of Exile, and Heroes of Newerth along with a free physical copy of TITANFALL and Daylight through
ORIGIN PC also wanted us to mention that they have a special discount on a Razer gaming gear bundle!
The bundle is $199
and contains an ORIGIN PC Edition Blackwidow keyboard, Taipan mouse and Goliathus mouse mat.
Tell us what class you're boosting to 90 in the comments of this post and be entered to win a
News Roundup: Siege of Orgrimmar Normal/Heroic Cross-Realm Raids, Hotfixes and F2P Heroes
2014/03/18 at 2:59 PM
As well as these changes, we've got the latest hotfixes and the new free-to-play hero set in Heroes of the Storm: We've recently implemented an often requested feature to enable cross-realm raiding for
Siege of Orgrimmar
. Cross-realm BattleTag™ and Real ID friends can now raid together and take the fight to
on Normal or Heroic difficulty. Players will be able to earn greater rewards such as
Reins of the Kor'kron War Wolf
or the title of Conqueror/
Liberator of Orgrimmar
; both of which aren't available to be earned within Flexible or Raid Finder difficulty.This change is currently live.Correct -- current-tier Mythic raiding in Warlords will still be limited to players from a single server. In the meantime, though, this change may help guilds that are trying to recruit and grow in preparation for Mythic raiding. As for realm firsts, realm firsts are guild achievements; you need to be in a guild group, which is by definition 8/10 or 20/25 members coming from a single guild on a single server. You could theoretically have a couple of guests from a different server and still claim the realm first, but ultimately 80% of the group still has to be from the
News Roundup: Blizzard at PAX East, Top Tweets, Heroes Q&A, War Crimes excerpt
2014/03/17 at 4:52 PM
Blizzard has confirmed their attendance at PAX East, and let the world know what they'll be bringing to the Boston-based convention for their fans to try out. We've also got news on an upcoming Heroes of the Storm dev Q&A, an excerpt from the latest Warcraft novel, War Crimes, and some significant tweets from the Wowhead Blue Tweet Tracker.
We've also got a
contest open right now
to win a Diablo III computer!
Grab your gear and saddle up, because we’re headed to PAX East! PAX attendees should ready themselves for three days of demon slaying, sword swinging, hero playing, and card slinging awesomeness, as this year we’ll be featuring all-new builds for our most recent and upcoming games, hands-on time at demo stations, an epic developer panel, and awesome giveaways and prizes. Come by and check everything out at
We’ll be there from
Friday, April 11
Sunday, April 13.
Here’s what you can expect at this year’s Blizzard booth: [url=
Diablo 3 Computer Giveaway
2014/03/17 at 2:35 PM
Diablo III's expansion, Reaper of Souls, is almost upon us--we recently had a giant giveaway for free copies of the expansion and it was a huge success. To celebrate even further for this upcoming release, we've teamed up with Blizzard to give our community all the newest information by creating a giant content patch!
To help promote our guide, this time around, we're holding a launch contest for dozens of awesome prizes including a brand new PC.
All you have to do is reply to this thread with what your favorite Diablo character is.
It's that simple.
This giveaway ends at
11:59PM PDT on March 28, 2014
so be sure to enter quickly.
Check out our huge Diablo III guide for players getting back to Sanctuary
How to Win
To be entered to win, tell us your favorite character in this thread as a reply.
New Player Guide: Mists of Pandaria Content Overview
2014/03/16 at 10:42 AM
Today we're taking another look at WoW through the eyes of a boosted 90. Earlier in the week, we published
a guide to essentials for boosted 90s
including gearing tips, raid details, professions, and currency overviews.
This guide presents an overview of other new types of content added in Mists of Pandaria, in case you've been away from the game a bit or want a break from the gear grind.
Before we dive into the guide, be sure to check out our
1-60 Leveling Guide
if you want to boost a character but would like them to hit 60 first for the profession boost as well! Also check out our
guide to Boosted 90 Essentials
to read up on raiding, professions, and the legendary questline.
Click the cut to get started!
News Roundup: Flying in Draenor, Blue Posts, Talk Azeroth 30, Hearthstone Launch Comic
2014/03/14 at 4:07 PM
In today's roundup, we've got a
comic, co-written with
, to celebrate the launch of Hearthstone, as well as all the information on flying in Draenor, some Throwback Thursday World of Warcraft history, and the latest Talk Azeroth.
Talk Azeroth Episode 30
This week we're taking a basic look at how to use resources like Skada and Recount, or World of Logs and Warcraft Logs to examine and improve your gameplay, as well as examining ways to record your gameplay, including a full setup tutorial on my preferred capture program, DXTory.
Flying in Draenor
Creative Director Alex Afrasiabi has caused quite a stir in a recent video interview where he talks, among other things, about flying in Draenor. While he's talking about the expansion having no flying at all "at ship", many have interpreted this as meaning that there will be no flying throughout the expansion. There have been a couple of blue posts
Now Hiring: Senior DevOps Engineer
2014/03/14 at 1:54 PM
Want to work with world-class web applications at a company built for gamers by gamers? Are you extremely detail oriented? Do you know how to avoid standing in fire?
If so, we have some good news: we're hiring again at Wowhead and Lolking!
This time we're looking for a
Senior Level DevOps Engineer
with experience in maintaining websites in a high traffic, high availability environment. This individual will work within a team comprised of individuals who possess a deep understanding across a broad category of technologies, best practices, and patterns. You will be part of a team responsible for supporting the engines that keep our sites and applications roaring. In addition to implementing and supporting these technologies, you will work closely with our development teams throughout a product’s lifecycle to ensure rapid application development, and consistent predictable operations.
To apply, send your cover letter, resume, salary history, and any other relevant information to
. Only applications with a cover letter will be considered.
Heroes of the Storm News Roundup
2014/03/13 at 5:03 PM
Update: The Tech Alpha is now live!
News has been flying in thick and fast for Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard's upcoming Hero Brawler. There have been several small bits of news appearing so we thought we'd combine them into one place. We've got Tech Alpha details, how to get into the Alpha, and information on new Hero Tychus Findlay
an announcement post
on March 3rd regarding the launch of Heroes Tech Alpha. Since then we've had a walkthrough video as well as a very in-depth blog.
Click the cut to read more!
Patch 5.4.7 hotfixes for March 11
2014/03/11 at 5:53 PM
Patch 5.4.7 Hotfixes for March 11
's movement speed increase no longer stacks with
Burst of Speed
Successfully parrying an attack with
should no longer incorrectly cause NPC guards to attack the Monk for reflexively striking back at an attacker.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
: Resolved an issue where
Trial of the King
may not reset correctly if the party dies during the encounter.
Battlegrounds and Arenas
The winning team now receives an 18 Honor Point bonus for each capture the opposing team is prevented from completing. This means every capture below 3, up to a maximum of 54 bonus Honor if the losing team had 0 captures.
Boosted 90s Essentials Guide: Gearing Up, Currencies, Legendary Questline, and More
2014/03/10 at 12:30 PM
This guide is for boosted 90 players--it covers basics like how to gear up quickly, fast ways to get Valor Points, profession perks, and raid information. We also cover some more advanced things you can try out, like Proving Grounds and Challenge Modes.
If you want to boost your character to 60 first for a profession boost, check out our
Leveling from 1-60 Guide
which covers questing zones and dungeons.
Level 90 boosts are now available for
$60 on Battle.net
Click the cut to read the guide!
Warlords of Draenor Digital Preorder and Character Boosts Now Available
2014/03/10 at 12:04 PM
The Warlords of Draenor digital preorder is now available on all realms.
The digital preorder costs $50, $70 for the Digital Deluxe and comes with a free level 90 boost which can be used as soon as WoD is purchased.
Warlords of Draenor is scheduled to release on or before December 20th, 2014.
The digital deluxe edition is also now available. This comes with the special
Reins of the Dread Raven
battle pet (who perhaps interacts with
Reins of the Raven Lord
Reins of the Dread Raven
Generic Mount-Pet Love Trigger
). It costs $70 and can be purchased on
The boost link is available in-game, showing a $60 price. It's also available on the
Blizzard has made a video explaining the boost process as well as an FAQ on the digital deluxe edition and boosts, which we've added to the end of this post.
In addition, note that if you are boosting a character from level 60 or above and want specific professions, you should have learned your professions in-game prior to boosting your character. What's more, the spawn-
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