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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
Talk Azeroth Episode 19, New In-Game Store Additions on PTR
2013/11/26 at 4:37 PM
latest 5.4.2 PTR build
cobwebs and skeletons back to Karazhan
, but more importantly, it greatly improved the in-game Blizzard Store. This goes along with some new datamined
covering store transactions yesterday.
The PTR store now has categories for Mounts, Pets, and Consumables, as well as a Featured Item page. The
most recent Blizzard Store items
Enchanted Fey Dragon
, aren't added to the store yet, but the other mounts and pets are. Another neat feature is that you can view the 3D model for all of the items.
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Gear Changes in Warlords of Draenor
2013/11/26 at 12:44 PM
Blizzard posted a lengthy blog covering all the changes to gear in Warlords of Draenor--broken down into two subcategories, Armor and Non Armor. Click the cut for the full blog, or check out our summary below:
Your gear for armor slots (helms, shoulders, etc) changes primary stats and set bonuses based on your spec. There is no "strength plate" or "intellect plate"--simply plate that changes based on your role. Gear for these primary armor slots will always contain Stamina and Armor, as well as either Agility/Intellect/Strength based on your spec.
Secondary stats for armor will remain unchanged when switching between specs (crit, mastery, haste). Hit, expertise, dodge, and parry are removed completely, and spirit and bonus armor no longer appear on armor pieces.
New secondary stats, in addition to crit, mastery, haste: Amplify, Multistrike, and Readiness.
increases the cooldown recovery rate of some abilities,
gives separate chances to hit each target an additional time for 30% damage, and [url=
Patch 5.4: November 25th Hotfixes, Patch 5.4.2 Build 17614 Spell Changes
2013/11/25 at 7:19 PM
Patch 5.4.2 PTR
Karazhan RestorationMedivh's Big Birthday Bash:
Your recruited friend!:
Great news! Your recruited friend logged in during your absence with a character named %s on the realm named %s. Add this character to your friend list to see them next time they log in. Have fun, and happy hunting
Your recruited friend!:
Great news! Your recruited friend logged in during your absence with a character named %s. Add this character to your friend list to see them next time they log in. Have fun, and happy hunting
: User Acknowledgment: By clicking the Buy N
Pilgrim's Bounty (November 25 - December 2) 2013 Guide
2013/11/25 at 12:07 PM
is here and it's time to reflect on your journeys across Azeroth, share plentiful food, and exchange stories with friends. Throughout this holiday, you can partake in feasts near major towns by sitting at a
and enjoying the foods you find there.
Due to its focus on food, this holiday is especially well-known for being a quick and easy way to level up cooking. However, with how easy cooking is to level in Mists of Pandaria, it's somewhat outshined by the expansion although it's still useful if getting to Pandaria is hard on a low-level alt. Still, players can purchase a
, which grant easy skill-ups and foods such as
The Spirit of Sharing
can help you out with all the Mists of Pandaria rep grinds since it's a 10% reputation boost.
This holiday lasts from
November 25 at 11:00 AM
December 2 10:00 AM
The main Pilgrim's Bounty fes
Happy 9th Birthday to WoW, Celebrate on Twitch.tv Today!
2013/11/23 at 1:39 PM
World of Warcraft turns 9 today, and in addition to
WoW's 9th Anniversary
going on in-game (
read more here
), there's a special event on Twitch.tv starting at noon PST celebrating the game! Tune in with popular gaming host Soe Gschwind-Penski and members of <Paragon> for prizes, a trip down nostalgia lane, and a look at some of the exciting features in
Warlords of Draenor
You can view the event here:
Also, don't forget, we're
holding a giveaway this weekend
for the new Blizzard Store items
Enchanted Fey Dragon
. Head over to our
giveaway thread and leave a comment to enter
--it's as simple as that!
Click the cut to read Blizzard's 9th Anniversary Message and details on the Twitch.tv celebration!
Blizzard Store: Enchanted Fey Dragon and Alterac Brew Pup On Sale, Comment To Win A Free One!
2013/11/21 at 4:18 PM
Winners have been chosen and have been emailed. Please check the email you registered for Wowhead at--if you would like to change it, email . The codes have been sent from Perc's battle.net email.
Grats to divinedonut, Omgomgesiuol, quinoia, DelayedReality, and Feowen!
Blizzard unveiled their two latest additions to the Blizzard store in a special bundle--the
Enchanted Fey Dragon
You can purchase the
Enchanted Fey Dragon
$30 total here
. For every Alterac Brew Pup and Enchanted Fey Dragon bundle or individual Alterac Brew Pup purchased now through December 31, 2013, Blizzard will donate $5 to Make-A-Wish®.
You can also buy them individually: the Brew Pup for
and the mount for
Naturally this means we have some to giveaway--both store additions are so cute, we're giving away both!
Five people who reply to this post will receive a
Enchanted Fey Dragon
Cross-Realm Raid Browser on 5.4.2 PTR, New Forsaken Female Model
2013/11/21 at 1:30 PM
WoW Source: New Forsaken Models
Morgan Webb sits down with Lead Encounter Designer Ion Hazzikostas, Senior Art Director Chris Robinson, and Game Director Tom Chilton to talk about the Warlords of Draenor reveal at BlizzCon 2013, and an exclusive first look at the new female Forsaken model (around 13 min in).
Cross-Realm Raid Browser on PTR
Did you know that WoW includes a raid browser to assist with finding or forming groups? Don't worry, neither do most people. But it exists, and as we work towards revamping and expanding this feature for Warlords, we figured that we could also improve the usefulness of the existing functionality in the short-term.
If you click the "Other Raids" button in the social Raid tab, you'll see a list of raids. For 5.4.2, we've added two new categories, Mists of Pandaria Raid (Flex) and World Boss, which are specially enabled to function cross-realm. If you're looking to join a group for these activities, you can check off t
News Roundup: Talk Azeroth BlizzCon Edition, WoD Item and Stat Clarifications
2013/11/21 at 11:28 AM
Talk Azeroth With Olivia--BlizzCon Edition
Olivia's back after the roof blew off her studio, with a Talk Azeroth focusing on one of the biggest pieces of news to come out of BlizzCon, the changes in raid sizes. She's wondering just exactly what the impact will be on different guilds, from LFR right up to the controversial new Mythic raiding mode, as well as talking through a few of your responses to Talk Azeroth 17, and asking for your questions and views on Garrisons.
Warlords of Draenor: Itemization Changes and New Stats
Blizzard devs have been very active on Twitter discussing item and stat changes in Warlords of Draenor. You can learn about the entire itemization preview at BlizzCon on our
Warlords of Draenor Guide
, or check out the clarifications below. Most of these details were covered at BlizzCon, but it's easy to forget some details with so much new information!
Spirit (healers) and armor (tanks) will only appear on accessory slots, weapons, and gems, not main slots like helms. Accessory items will most likely just have secondary stats.
Only main armor pieces like helms will swap their prim
Alterac Brew Pup Gets Blizzard Store Page, On Sale Soon
2013/11/19 at 10:58 PM
, which summons
, just got a special Blizzard Store page:
. The sale button isn't active yet, but it seems to be going live soon, as 50% of the proceeds will go towards the Make-A-Wish foundation until December 31st.
(Edit: since we've published the above, the page has been taken down (screenshotted below), but the
tooltip still lists the Pet Store as the source.)
is a Beast pet with the following abilities:
The Good Stuff
Tough n' Cuddly
Call the Pack
Click the image below to view the 3D model!
5.4.2 PTR: Cross-Realm Account-Bound Mail and Karazhan Restoration, Student Art Contest
2013/11/19 at 10:34 AM
Cross-Realm Account-Bound Mail
In the latest 5.4.2 PTR build, we are testing the new ability to mail account-bound items to other characters on your account that may be on different servers. Notably, this should allow you to move heirlooms between servers, in advance of our planned Warlords changes that will make them fully account-wide.
Sending this sort of mail should work like any cross-server communication: You send the item to "Playername-Servername" and it should otherwise work like regular mail. Note that you can only send account-bound items, and not other items or gold.
Example: I have a character, Thrall, on the Benedictus server. I want to send my heirloom mace to my alt, Durotan, on the Lycanthoth server. I'd log in as Thrall, and attach the mace to a mail addressed to "Durotan-Lycanthoth" and hit send.
We'd appreciate any feedback or bug reports on this new feature so that we can address any issues prior to the release of 5.4.2. But even without direct feedback, just logging into PTR and mailing account-bound items across servers should give us useful data to help confirm that the feature is working as intended. Thanks!
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