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BlizzCon 2013 Virtual Tickets on Sale
2013/09/12 at 11:56 AM
<div class="detail"><p>BlizzCon 2013 is just two months away, and we know everyone’s excited to see what’s in store. Even if you’re not attending in person, you can experience of the sights and sounds of the show from home with the <a href="
target="_blank">BlizzCon Virtual Ticket</a>, available to order now at <a href="
. Now you can be a part of Blizzard’s epic two-day gaming convention without having to wear pants—unless, of course, you’ve invited friends over to watch.</p>
<p>The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket will give you live online HD coverage of the event, taking place Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center. You’ll get access to both days of the show via two exclusive channels, including the developer panels, exclusive interviews, community contests, and the closing ceremony, along with on-demand replays and DVR functionality. Note that Virtual Ticket coverage will be available in English language only, so keep that in mind before you purchase.</p>
Patch 5.4 Hotfixes for September 11th, New Warchief Revealed
2013/09/11 at 7:11 PM
Blizzard just posted a round of hotfixes, and in another recent post, stated that the current cost of
Mogu Rune of Fate
would be changed.
The hotfixes cover things like
s no longer using
on out-of-combat players,
Dread Ship Vazuvius
being nerfed, and
is always now available to players inside the Mysterious Den to summon
For more Patch 5.4 coverage, check out our
Patch 5.4 Overview Guide
Timeless Isle Content Guide
Proving Grounds Strategy Guide
So we brought up your guys' feedback to the designers about this just a bit ago, everyone agrees
Mogu Rune of Fate
are too expensive, and we'll be adjusting the cost in an upcoming hotfix that should probably go out today or tomorrow.
Garrosh has also been defeated on Normal difficulty tonight by
Wowhead's Guide to Proving Grounds: Strategies, Bestiary, and Rewards
2013/09/11 at 12:46 PM
are new solo challenges in Patch 5.4 that both allow new players to learn a new role in a comfortable setting, or seasoned players to try something difficult and competitive.
This guide will help you get through challenges for each role and covers the following:
Rewards for beating various difficulties.
Rules to keep in mind for gear scaling and instance buffs.
Bestiary details for tank, healer, and dps challenges.
Detailed breakdowns of all waves on Gold and Endless, including some charts and videos.
The detailed strategy and bestiary sections were written experienced players of each role who spent substantial time testing Proving Grounds on the PTR:
is a hunter in <Something Wicked> on Whisperwind, where he's been doing 25-man heroic progression raiding since Wrath of the Lich King. He writes the
Survival Hunter thread
on Elitist Jerks and maintains other WoW tracking projects on his personal blog, [url=
Timeless Isle Guide: Coins, Achievements, Maps, Rares, and More
2013/09/10 at 3:12 PM
guide covers all the BoA gear, achievements, rare spawns, and vanity items in this innovative new zone designed to keep players busy when they're not raiding. In a radical departure from previous content, this zone isn't tied to daily quests or grinding out
. Instead, players can kill numerous rare spawns for vanity items, collect
for unique items, stumble across secret events, and loot BoA epics for their alts.
This zone is a bit more free-form than past zones we've covered like our
Isle of Thunder Content Guide
, but we've broken down the available content into the following components for our guide:
Players can loot BoA armor tokens, which can be mailed to alts and turned into ilvl 496 gear based on their loot specialization. These can be turned into ilvl 535 epics in rare circumstances, and some gear has unique transmog looks.
Rare Spawns and Events:
The Timeless Isle is teeming with rare spawns of all difficulties, as well as daily and weekly events that are fun minigames.
Wowhead's Patch 5.4 Guide and Official Patch Notes
2013/09/09 at 3:28 PM
Patch 5.4 goes live on September 10th and we've got you covered so you can kill Garrosh in the
Siege of Orgrimmar
and get some epics in style! The Alliance and Horde have had enough of Garrosh's poor leadership and are storming the gates of Orgrimmar.
Besides a new 14-boss raid with a new mode of difficulty, Flex Mode, players can explore the
for vanity items and BoA epics. Plus, there's a new PvP season and players can finally finish their legendary questline to get a powerful cape!
We've got summaries of all the new content below, as well as links to blue posts and Wowhead's comprehensive PTR coverage.
Patch Notes and Overview
Players can finally kill Garrosh in the new raid,
Siege of Orgrimmar
There are 14 bosses and LFR loot is ilvl 528, Flex 540, Normal 553, and Heroic 566.
is a new raid type, in which players form a raid with 10-25 players and the bosses' health and damage will scale up or down. The difficulty is easier than Normal, but as it's intended to reward players for social interactions ins
Patch 5.4: Siege of Orgrimmar Preview Video
2013/09/09 at 11:06 AM
Community manager Lore has made a Patch 5.4 Overview video so you don't lose track of the major features coming tomorrow!
We'll be getting our own Patch 5.4 guide up later today as well, but for now, enjoy Blizzard's video:
We’re adding a lot of new content in Patch 5.4—so much, in fact, that we couldn’t blame you if some of the biggest new additions managed to slip under your radar. Don’t worry, though. We’ve got you covered with this short video overview of Siege of Orgrimmar. Now there’s no reason to feel left out in the cold. Sit back, relax, and let Community Manager Lore guide you through several of the hottest new features coming in Patch 5.4.
Patch 5.4 Battle Pet Guide: New Pets, Changes, and the Celestial Tournament
2013/09/07 at 1:06 PM
Patch 5.4 is a great patch for battle pets--in addition to new pets to collect, there's a weekly pet tournament where you can go up against Pandaria's finest!
This guide covers the following topics:
All the new battle pets, organized by source and showing their abilities and 3D models.
Details on the Celestial Tournament, including rules, enemy pet teams, and rewards.
Changes to battle pet passives.
Wowhead battle pet tools, including the
battle pet team calculator
and other resources and guides.
Battle Pet ability tweaks from the patch notes.
Click the cut to read the guide!
Patch 5.4: Guide to All Profession Changes and Additions
2013/09/06 at 2:37 PM
In this guide, you'll find all the upcoming profession changes coming in Patch 5.4, from
to new cosmetic glyphs!
We've also updated all of our profession guides:
Fishing and The Anglers Overview
Herbalism, Mining, and Skinning Overview
5.4 PTR Patch Notes -- Updated September 4th
2013/09/06 at 9:25 AM
The 5.4 PTR Patch Notes were updated recently--we don't have much time left before 5.4 hits, so these are pretty close to final. To learn what you can do this week to prep for the patch, check out our
Patch 5.4 Prep Guide
Here's what's new to the notes:
A section about the
Siege of Orgrimmar
has been added, with details on the raid difficulties and raid schedule.
Several heals now function like smart heals, in which the 6 most injured friendly targets within range are healed, and minor guardians are no longer targeted. Affected heals are
Spinning Crane Kick
Click the cut to read the patch notes!
Patch 5.4: Timeless Coins Currency Preview -- Acquiring and Spending Coins
2013/09/05 at 12:01 PM
are a new currency in Patch 5.4. They can be used to purchase ilvl 496 BoA tokens, ilvl 476 epic weapons, Shaohao reputation vanity items, and more.
They can be acquired in a variety of ways, only one of which is from a daily quest. In short, if you do anything on the
, you'll most likely get some.
coverage, check out our PTR blogs:
Zone Overview: BoA Items, Battle Pets, Timeless Coins
Shaohao Reputation Preview
Legendary Questline: Timeless Isle Quests and Bosses
Celestial Pet Tournament
Timeless Isle Vanity Loot
Siege of Orgrimmar Raid Schedule
2013/09/04 at 11:08 AM
Blizzard just posted details on the
Siege of Orgrimmar
raid schedule for LFR, Flex, Normal and Heroic difficulty--something many users were curious about on our popular
5.4 Preparation Guide
from yesterday. The first wing of Flex will open on launch, September 10th, while the first wing of LFR (required item level 496) will be delayed a week.
Siege of Orgrimmar Wings and Bosses:
Vale of Eternal Sorrows
Gates of Retribution
The Fallen Protectors
Spoils of Pandaria
Paragons of the Klaxxi
Kor'kron Dark Shaman
Thok the Bloodthirsty
Sha of Pride
Preparing for Patch 5.4 Guide: Gear Changes, Removed Content, and More!
2013/09/03 at 11:55 AM
Patch 5.4 is a week away, so today we're taking a look at things you can do to prepare for the patch--from saving your
to finishing up Battlefield Barrens! Next week we will publish our Patch 5.4 guide to all the new content, but for now we're just focusing on the changes that can impact how you play the week before.
Olivia from Talk Azeroth covers everything you can do to prepare this week in her most recent show as well:
Existing Gear Changes
In Patch 5.4, all reputation gear tied to MoP factions (except for
) will cost
and the reputation requirements will be lifted--so if you hate grinding reps and are short on VP, just wait a week to buy those items.
gear will still cost
in 5.4, but heavily discounted, so it's probably best to wait and buy those items when the patch hits. Shoulders are unaffected, as they cost gold.
Item upgrades aren't going away in 5.4--if you're not sure what to do this week, upgrade your best pieces with Valor this week, and buy the cheaper
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