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Patch 5.2 Hotfixes - March 19th
2013/03/19 at 4:26 PM
This week's round of hotfixes starts off with some class, raid, and item changes. Of particular note:
Season 13 PvP weapons
are ilvl 498, up from ilvl 493, to match
Season 12 Elite weapons
Malevolent Gladiator ilvl 476 items
now have more stamina to make them comparable to their pre-5.2 counterparts.
Zandalari Warbringers are now immune to crowd control and interrupt effects.
Ra'sha's Sacrificial Dagger
is now on a 30 min cooldown and has a cast time, instead of a 5 min cooldown. No more saving repair costs on every boss wipe.
Click the cut to read the hotfixes!
Throne of Thunder: "Forgotten Depths" LFR Overview
2013/03/19 at 12:35 PM
The second wing of
Throne of Thunder
is scheduled to go live this week: players can fight
for ilvl 502 loot, including Tier 15 legs and
. You will need a minimum average item level of 480 to queue up--if you're stuck on how to get there, check out our
We've also included strategy videos from
of the new encounters, loot tables from the new bosses, and confirmed drops from the new LFR loot satchels such as
Reins of the Black Primal Raptor
Click the cut to learn more about the bosses available today!
Battle Pet Tools: New Stat Calculator and Site Enhancements
2013/03/18 at 7:04 PM
Wowhead users love battle pets--just check out January's
for proof--so we've spent some time adding and refining our battle pet tools! Whether you're looking to level up your favorite pet, need to look up a pet tamer's stats, or want the perfect pet team to crush your
Fabled Pandaren Tamer
opponents, our expanded tools should help you out.
Here's a roundup of what we've just launched--we hope you have fun using these tools when finding
Patch 5.2's new pets
Battle Pet Calculator
Our biggest addition is a Battle Pet Calculator, showing a pet's Health, Power, and Speed based on its Breed, Quality, and Level:
: All battle pets useable by players can be leveled up to 25. Untameable pets display their static level.
: All battle pets useable by players can be acquired or upgraded to Rare quality. Some pets, including all wild ones, can be initially found as Poor, Common, or Uncommon quality too. Tamer pets that are epic or legendary are marked accordingly.
Patch 5.2: Throne of Thunder Overview
2013/03/16 at 11:42 AM
Throne of Thunder
, the new Tier 15 raid, opened on LFR and Heroic difficulty this week. Whether you're running LFR for the new vanity pets or are starting heroics, this guide should have something for you. We've covered the following:
Loot tables, Dungeon Journal entries, and strategy videos for bosses.
Vanity loot--gear, mounts, and pets.
Details on the LFR schedule and required item level.
Information about the
Achievements and weekly raid quests.
If you want more
Throne of Thunder
resources, check out the following:
for Tier 15 strategy guides.
for all your rankings needs, including the race to world first heroic completion!
Also be sure to check out our
Patch 5.2 interview with Lead Encounter Developer Ion "Watcher" Hazzikostas
, which covers Tier 15 progression and gear.
Click the cut to learn about
Throne of Thunder
Patch 5.2 Hotfixes - March 15th
2013/03/15 at 7:56 PM
Tonight's hotfixes have some class, raid, and PvP changes:
There are some PvP-specific nerfs to
Tyrannical Conquest achievement for both factions now requires a character to obtain 25,000
in Season 13, down from 27,000
In addition, the Council of Elders encounter now always drops 2 items on 10-player Normal Mode.
Click the cut to read all the hotfixes!
News Roundup: Ghostcrawler Interviews, Pi Day, Blue Posts
2013/03/15 at 2:26 PM
Patch 5.2 Ghostcrawler Interviews
Following Patch 5.2's launch, Ghostcrawler has been conducting several more interviews with fansites. There was a
live interview with Twizzcast
we highlighted in a recent newspost, and there were also two more interviews this week:
Call to Auction
podcast crew asked Ghostcrawler and professions designer He-Rim Woo about the Auction House, economy, and profession changes. They
compiled some questions from the Consortium gold-making forums
, and covered topics such as the catch-up mechanisms added to Blacksmithing and balancing inflation on servers.
also interviewed Ghostcrawler for their podcast, and you can find a transcription
Patch 5.2 Hotfixes - March 14th
2013/03/14 at 7:38 PM
In today's hotfixes, the time for players to choose a bonus roll has been increased to 3 minutes, and some changes have been made to
Most importantly, Conquest Quartermasters
now correctly sell PvP amulets, trinkets, and rings.
A hotfix is also apparently
on its way
to fix how
Shado-Pan Assault Insignia
is currently found much more frequently in
should now correctly bounce between targets that are in range.
should no longer drop
for Discipline and Holy
Girdle of Dimorphodontics
should no longer drop for
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
The time for players to decide if they want to use a bonus roll has been increased to 3 minutes.
Conquest quartermasters should now be properly stocked with PvP [url=ht
Patch 5.2 News: Season 13 Begins, Trinket Changes, Live Ghostcrawler Interview
2013/03/13 at 1:42 PM
Today's news covers the start of Season 13 PvP, and some details on the
trinket hotfixes from yesterday
that are designed to smooth out unlucky proc situations from players.
Season 13 Has Begun
PvP Season 13 for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria has begun! Team and Personal Ratings have been reset and players can once again take to the Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds to test their mettle.
The bid for PvP supremacy continues. Do you have what it takes to climb to the top of the
Here's a breakdown of the big PvP changes in Season 13:
This season's elite PvP gear does not require any rating--it instead requires you to acquire 27,000
this season. The special PvP gear will cost Honor to purchase.
Losing teams in an RBG can acquire up to 200
Balance, Feral, Windwalker, Retribution, Shadow, Enhancement and Elemental now gain 25% of the bonus healing provided by PvP Power (was 0%). Dedicated healers will continue to gain 50% of the bonus healing, and no
Patch 5.2 Hotfixes - March 12th
2013/03/12 at 8:09 PM
This evening's round of hotfixes includes some tweaks to Throne of Thunder encounters, as well as changes to trinket procs to prevent players from having unlucky streaks:
Activation chance for trinket effects on a pull has been increased.
Every time the trinket fails to activate, there's an increasing chance that it will activate.
Increased the activation chance for agility and strength trinkets from Throne of Thunder by 10%.
Increased the activation chance for intellect and spirit trinkets from Throne of Thunder by 5%.
The class changes
described by Ghostcrawler earlier today
also found their way into these official notes.
Click the cut for the March 12 hotfixes!
Patch 5.2: March 12th Class Hotfixes and Ghostcrawler's Explanation
2013/03/12 at 2:33 PM
Blizzard just posted some more class hotfixes today, and Ghostcrawler elaborated on them--hopefully that will take the sting out of seeing some abilities nerfed. This quickly follows yesterday's round of announced hotfixes, in which there was an
as to why Oondasta could no longer be killed cross-realm for loot.
Throne of Thunder LFR also opens today in the US, and we've
got previews of all the new bosses and potential goodies in your loot satchels
Click the cut to read the new class hotfixes!
Throne of Thunder: LFR Opens Today, Loot Satchel and Encounter Previews
2013/03/12 at 11:22 AM
The first wing of
Throne of Thunder
opens today for LFR: players can fight
Jin'rokh the Breaker
, and the
Council of Elders
for ilvl 502 loot. You will need a minimum average item level of 480 to queue up--if you're stuck on how to get there, check out our
We've also included an overview of the LFR Loot Satchel changes, as well as strategy videos from
of the new encounters.
With the release of Patch 5.2: The Thunder King, the vast
Throne of Thunder
raid will become available. As in previous raid tiers, Raid Finder wings and availability difficulties will be staggered.
access the new Raid Finder wings
you will need a minimum average item level (ilevel) of 480.
This is our current schedule based on a planned patch release date of March 5. If the patch is delayed, or if we d
Patch 5.2 Hotfixes - March 11th
2013/03/11 at 8:57 PM
Another round of hotfixes today, including some Throne of Thunder encounter fixes and an even larger piece of news that you no longer can obtain loot from
if you are not on your home realm. So no more hopping to over to other realms in hopes of getting a kill.
Full patch notes can be found
, and be sure to check out our
Patch 5.2 Guide
New Gear Guide
Isle of Thunder Guide
for more details.
Click the cut to see the complete hotfixes!
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