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Patch 5.4.8 PTR: Build 18224 Spell Changes
2014/05/07 at 5:16 PM
A new build is coming to the 5.4.8 PTR--there aren't many changes but there are some exciting details on speeding the
Gaze of the Black Prince
! According to
Rygarius on Twitter
, we won't be seeing Patch 5.4.8 notes quite yet.
Click here to see the latest additions!
Drains the soul of the target, inflicting Shadow damage every 1 seconds for 5 sec.
Gaze of the Black Prince
Increases reputation gained with the Black Prince by 100%. Increases the chances his most hated foes will relinquish their Secrets of the Empire, Sigil of Wisdom, Sigil of Power, or Titan Runestones.
Heart of the Valorous
You earn 100% additional Valor Points.
News Roundup: BlizzCon Tickets Go On Sale, Blue Tweets, New Garrison Database Features
2014/05/07 at 3:47 PM
BlizzCon Tickets go on sale Today at 7pm Pacific Time
This translates to 4am Central European time (Thursday), 3am UK time (Thursday), and 10pm Eastern. The ticket sales this year are being run by a third party, a company called EventBrite, and Blizzard put together
some top tips
for would-be purchasers. Other information that has been gathered includes:
It may be helpful to register in advance on
The default number of tickets is
set to 1, not 0
The url for the event is
The second round of ticket sales will be on Saturday, May 10 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time
If you want to get your hands on a
custom art badge, the likes of which were seen adorning the Blizzard Community Team in 2013, as well as many others,
ordering opens tonight on her page
Edit: BlizzCon tickets have sold out for tonight (May 7th). Check back on Saturday, May 10 at 10 a.m. PDT.
Just a reminder that the first batch of BlizzCon 2014 tickets will be going on sale tomorrow (Wednesday, May 7) at 7 p.m. PDT through Eventbrite—visit the
ticket sales page
at that time for the chance to buy yours.If you’re going to try for tickets, we recommend reading through our earlier
ticket sales information article
ticket info section
of the BlizzCon website.
Introducing Wowhead's Design Revamp
2014/05/06 at 12:36 PM
Today the Wowhead team is proud to present our front-page design revamp! We've all wanted this for a while and we're thrilled to finally share it with you.
Each expansion, we evaluate how we present our site's content and if we can do anything better. For Mists of Pandaria, we
refined the layout of Wowhead News
to better serve our community--we streamlined the design, added some features to the sidebar, and changed the domain.
For Warlords of Draenor, we want our community to be better informed about our frequent database updates as well as our in-depth content previews. Many users love our
and blogs announcing
new site tools
, but we've also heard from other users that they aren't aware of these posts due to the front page layout.
200k Subscriber loss, Spires of Arak Zone Preview
2014/05/06 at 11:24 AM
Q1 2014 Earnings Call
In Blizzard's first quarter 2014
, it was announced that World of Warcraft is now down to 7.6 million subscribers, indicating a fall of only 200,000 subscribers in the quarter extending from January to March 2014.
Artcraft: Spires of Arak
Today's Artcraft reveals the Spires of Arak, a leveling zone which is also a dungeon in Warlords of Draenor. Wowhead datamined the zone, with both its
, a leveling zone aimed at level 96 players, (with a hilarious map) and its
along with many other Warlords features. You can listen to the
too. The dungeon version is also, as expected, available in a
features four bosses
Siege of Orgrimmar Changes in 6.0 & Warlords of Draenor
2014/05/05 at 8:05 PM
Blizzard just published a blog explaining changes
Siege of Orgrimmar
will undergo for 6.0 and beyond, including gear stats and rewards like heirlooms. If you want to learn more about raiding in Warlords of Draenor, be sure to check out our
recent interview with Lead Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas
All items will have their stats and socket bonuses squished. In addition, items that have hit and expertise will have those stats removed and converted into a useful secondary stat like haste, crit, or mastery. Spirit will no longer be found on armor pieces as well (it can still be found on non-armor pieces like necks).
You can see these gear changes by visiting
. Or, if you're on an item's specific page, click on the "Warlords of Draenor" text at the top left to be taken to the Warlords version of the page.
Robes of Riven Dreams
in 6.0 has 49 Haste and 64 Mastery. Currently
, this item has Spirit instead of Mastery.
You can also see other stat changes in our Warlords database such as
Wowhead Interviews Lead Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas on Warlords of Draneor PvE
2014/05/03 at 11:36 AM
Last update 8am EST: Added Blizzard clarification on the quality of gear from Garrisons.
3pm EST: Added text summary of the interview.
Lead Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas
sat down with Wowhead on Friday May 2nd
to talk about Warlords of Draenor Raiding, Dungeons, Garrisons and more.
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