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News Round Up: Purchasable Raid Epics on the Black Market Auction House
2012/06/19 at 6:28 PM
The Black Market Auction House was a hot topic today for blue posters--after beta players noticed that raid-quality epics will be occasionally up for sale in addition to rare/removed mounts and pets. Since some wealthy players pay guilds for mounts/titles already, some players think this isn't a big deal, but others think it changes the character of the game. One of these heroic items is up for sale currently, so we added a screenshot on beta:
In other news, Ghostcrawler recently addressed Death Knights, Hunters, Rogues, and Paladins on beta. The new TCG deck was released and there's also a feature on PrintWarcraft's custom T-shirts!
Black Market Auction House
No one should count on this even being close to a viable option for gearing up a character. If you can raise that kind of gold in the game, you're going to have much better success paying your way into raids for gear than hoping the right items appear for you in the black market AH (which doesn't include set pieces), hoping you can afford to outbid everyone else on your realm, and hoping you're the
Mists of Pandaria: Engineering Overview (Updated for 5.4)
2012/06/18 at 1:46 PM
This guide tracks all the additions and changes to Engineering in Mists of Pandaria.
Engineering in Mists of Pandaria takes the most memorable items from past expansions and makes them even better. There's now a wide assortment of quirky items including mounts, robots that hand out gifts, and belts that let you walk on water. In addition, many of these cool items are not limited to Engineers anymore--anyone can use the fun Dragonling trinkets!
Patch 5.4 Additions
New to Patch 5.4, Engineers can loot
Schematic: Chief Engineer Jard's Journal
, which has recipes for vanity items like
Outdoing the robot
Schematic: Blingtron 4000
) gives out a random gift to anyone who talks to him, but only once per day per account.
He gives out the daily quest
which anyone on your faction can pick up, and then grants
Blingtron 4000 Gift Package
Added in 5.1, players can now party with Blingtron and get an hour-long buff,
Dressed to Kill
. This buff turns you into a human, puts you into a black or white suit, and gives you a wi
Mists of Pandaria: Tailoring Overview (Updated for 5.4)
2012/06/16 at 12:21 PM
This guide covers all of the Mists of Pandaria tailoring additions and changes. There are several new sets ranging from PvP to BoE epics, updated profession perks, and new armor models.
In Patch 5.4,
allows Tailors to learn crafted ilvl 476 PvP gear or an ilvl 553 epic recipe. There is also a new crafting material,
In Patch 5.2,
now has a chance for Tailors to learn an
ilvl 458 PvP gear or ilvl 522 epic
In Patch 5.1, making
now has a chance to contain
New Cloak Embroideries
These embroideries are learnt at 550 Tailoring and require 3x
: Embroiders a magical pattern into your cloak, giving you a chance to increase your Spirit by 3000 for 15 sec when you cast a spell.
: Embroiders a subtle pattern of light into your cloak, giving you a chance to increase your Intellect by 2000 for 15
News Round Up: Captain Placeholder, Free Epic Beta Gear, Blue Posts
2012/06/15 at 11:25 AM
We have a news round up and some fun things from beta to share with you, but first we have a beta testing opportunity you might be interested in!
Our good friends at Tencent Boston are looking to expand their beta testing community for their upcoming Facebook game, code-named
. We thought it might be a good fit for some Wowhead users, so we're inviting you to help test it out! Combining action RPG gameplay with RTS elements, Project Emerson looks to be a fun casual game for anyone waiting for their raid to form up. Plus, being a closed beta tester is always a rewarding experience since you get to try out an exciting new game before anyone else and feel involved with the game design process.
If you're interested in getting started as a beta tester for Project Emerson, fill out the
Project Emerson Beta Tester Application
added some new items
to our Mists of Pandaria database. In addition to armor from raiding, crafted items, and cut gems, we found some interesting items to highlight.
Mists of Pandaria: Pandaren Overview
2012/06/14 at 5:27 PM
We've updated this post to cover all Pandaren character customization options, as well as their racials, starting zone, mounts, and emotes.
: You take half falling damage.
: Your love of food allows you to receive double the stats from Well Fed effects.
: Your Cooking skill is increased by 15.
: Your rested experience bonus lasts twice as long as normal.
: Strikes the target with lightning speed, incapacitating them for 4 sec, and turns off your attack.
Pandaren are unique in that players go through the starting zone,
The Wandering Isle
, neutral. The events in the starting zone will then force them to pick a side, permanently aligning themselves with either the Alliance or the Horde. Once a side is taken, Pandaren across factions will no longer be able to communicate with each other.
The Alliance representative is
and the Horde representative is
Mists of Pandaria Zone Preview: Dread Wastes
2012/06/14 at 10:45 AM
is the zone you'll probably ding 90 in. It's a dark zone, where the damage done by the Sha is the most visible. The mantid, a deadly race with an advanced culture, are wrecking additional havoc in the throes of corruption. The environment of Townlong Steppes, grassy fields with large healthy trees, is completely twisted here, with everything vivid shades of blue and purple. To combat the insanity,
are striking back, an elite order sworn to resist corruption and do what's best for the empire--even if that entails destroying the leader.
is home to the
Heart of Fear
. There are also many
rare spawn mobs
that drop vanity loot in this zone.
We have a visual preview below as well as a Blizzard Q&A about this zone!
The Mantid Corruption
The mantid are a highly-intelligent insect race with their own unique beautiful culture and architecture. However, they've been a threat to Pandaria since prehistoric times, swarming the continent every thousand years. The pandaren have braced themselves
The Cool Off With Cooler Master Giveaway: Win Gaming Gear
2012/06/13 at 5:54 PM
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Midsummer Fire Festival
is coming to Azeroth soon and the weather's been getting hotter as summer comes to the real world as well.
That's why Wowhead and
would like to invite you to cool off with us--with a giveaway! We've got five of each kind of their finest peripherals to hand out to our community: five
QuickFire Rapid mechanical keyboards
Sentinel Advance II mice
, and five
Storm Sirus headsets
We've decided to bundle them up so five lucky winners will win an entire bundle of Cooler Master gear!
How to Win
Listen up closely because this is a
different than usual. We've combined our recent marketing research survey giveaways with our comment to win ones! By answering the survey, you help us make sure we hold
Mists of Pandaria's First Legendary: Available for Every Class
2012/06/12 at 7:59 PM
Last month we were the first to break the news
that a legendary might be coming to Mists of Pandaria. We had a lot of speculation that legendary items would affix to equipment to enhance its stats due to
Breath of the Black Prince
, making this World of Warcraft's first legendary that every class can use!
However, nothing referenced an exact item back then. Thanks to today's datamining, though, we have a better sense of what it will be. (Keep in mind that this is still speculation, with no actual items datamined yet--just icons, quests, and items that augment ilvl.)
New icons for a legendary axe, fist, gun, dagger, mace, shield, staff and sword have been datamined in today's patch
Mists of Pandaria - Build 15762 - Spell Changes and More
2012/06/12 at 4:48 PM
The Mists of Pandaria Collector's Edition is going to have both a mount and a pet apparently. Blizzard finally put names to them: the
Lucky Quilen Cub
It also looks like Mists of Pandaria's legendary will be for
--we datamined icons for every weapon type that are marked as legendary. Catch up on what's known so far about the newest legendary and join in the discussion
Click here to see all the latest additions!
Jaina gets a new appearance after the
Battle for Theramore
has left her grief-striken. There's also a model for
with adorable idle animations, a carrot pet, and
. We also have a very preliminary version of
Mists of Pandaria: Archaeology Preview
2012/06/11 at 12:31 PM
Archaeology is getting a major overhaul in Pandaria: Blizzard listened to feedback from Cataclysm and implemented a bunch of improvements. Among other changes, you can teleport to digsites, get more digs per digsites, and fight mobs that drop archaeology fragments.
We've got a list of improvements below, as well as a look at
and all the archaeology solves in Pandaria after the cut.
You get six digs at a Pandaria digsite, instead of three as usual.
The resulting item is not a white that turns into vendor trash. Instead, it is turned into a crated box--which stacks!
These crates can be redeemed with the Lorewalkers. It's not implemented yet, but there's been talk of the Lorewalkers providing your character with more dialogue and cut-scenes about the artifacts you bring to them.
You can turn in one Pandaren artifact a day for 5 Valor Points:
Uncovering the Past
Completing a dig site will sometimes spawn an
, a sha that drops more archaeology fragments.
The tooltips for completed objects now helpfully point out that there's more lore in the
A Visual Tour of Pandaria
2012/06/10 at 12:20 PM
For this Sunday, we have a fly through of all the zones in Mists of Pandaria. Since the level cap was recently increased to ninety, we figured now was a good time to show you the perks of flying. Blizzard has certainly spared no expenses in beautiful scenery.
News Round Up: Jade Forest Disabled, Head Enchant Removal Explained Further, and More
2012/06/08 at 9:05 PM
We have some news to share right before the weekend begins. In particular, a couple of minutes ago the Jade Forest was disabled suddenly. Apparently, Blizzard wants to make improvements to the zone--we'll have to wait to see what they are!
Other news posts include:
Ghostcrawler explains a little more about why head enchants are gone
Orgrimmar's Organization in MoP
Feature post on AQ40, covering vanity items and achievements
Before the news round up, we also have a bit of beta news: dragon turtle mounts are now available. Pandaren can now purchase them for . Currently, they are only sold Alliance-side by
, but they are Bind-on-Account.
Here's a list of all the mounts:
Reins of the Green Dragon Turtle
Reins of the Great Black Dragon Turtle
Reins of the Black Dragon Turtle
Reins of the Great Purple Dragon Turtle
Reins of the Blue Dragon Turtle
Reins of the Great Green Dragon Turtle
Reins of the Brown Dragon Turtle
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