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2014 Midsummer Fire Festival Guide (June 21 - July 5)
2014/06/21 at 12:45 PM
Midsummer Fire Festival
is here! Embrace the spirit of summer by honoring your faction's flames and desecrating the enemy's! Throughout the world, there are bonfires surrounded by questgivers and NPCs that sell summery items in exchange for
. There are commoner NPCs of all races that can be found lingering around the major cities that will give you a short quest to turn in at one of the main bonfire camps to get you started.
It's that time of year again. Acquire
, a frosty
, epic cloaks, and more! Horde players can obtain the title
and Alliance players can obtain the title
Pandaria bonfire achievements were added in 2013:
Flame Keeper of Pandaria
Flame Warden of Pandaria
In addition, Ahune now drops ilvl 480 capes.
Midsummer Fire Festival
(PST) and runs until
More Wowhead Site Achievements!
2014/06/19 at 11:37 AM
Everyone loves achievements, so we've added even more site achievements to Wowhead this week!
You can now get achievements for using our recently-added tools and features, including building a Garrison with the
, pinning a charcter in the
, and making a
. We've also rewarded users for using our popular features like transmog sets and the modelviewer.
As usual, a list of all of the different achievements and their criteria, as well as who has earned them and how many times, can be found in the
category, found under the Community menu. Users can view their own achievements in the Achievements tab found on their user page.
Achievements are only awarded to registered users, so if you're looking for a reason to de-lurk and register, now is the time.
2014 Noblegarden Guide (April 21 - 28)
2014/04/21 at 1:03 PM
It's time for
--a hunt for loot, this time in the form of brightly colored eggs! We join together to "share the joy of life and friendship" all the while looking for carefully hidden eggs and devouring tons of chocolate!
April 21 at 11:00 AM
and ends on
April 28 at 11:00 AM
Brightly Colored Eggs
have been hidden all across the starting areas for both Alliance and Horde players to discover. These eggs can contain chocolates which serve as a currency to buy seasonal goodies--sometimes they also have special prizes! Simply head out to one of your faction's starting areas, grab some quests, and get out there and hunt eggs! Maybe you'll even earn some achievements along the way.
If you're raiding,
's eggs resemble
Brightly Colored Egg
s this week too.
Also be sure to check out our
2014 Noblegarden TCG Egg Hunt
with tons of prizes!
News Roundup: Female Dwarf images, RoS Hearthstone packs, Health Scaling, Heroes Q&A,Talk Azeroth 31
2014/03/19 at 8:15 PM
New female Dwarf renders added
New female Dwarf renders were just added to the Warlords site, showing new hairstyles and some model changes
Reaper of Souls awards Hearthstone packs
Heads up! Players who pick up a copy of <a href="
target="_blank">Diablo III: Reaper of Souls™</a> will soon discover bonus loot in the form of an Expert Card Pack (or Packs!) for <a href="
target="_blank">Hearthstone™: Heroes of Warcraft™</a>.
Depending on the version of Reaper of Souls you have pre-purchased (or purchase in the future) you can expect the following:
<li><strong>Reaper of Souls: Digital Standard Edition</strong> – One (1) Hearthstone Expert Card Pack, delivered to your Battle.ne
Love is in the Air 2014 Guide (February 10 - 24)
2014/02/10 at 12:13 PM
Love is in the Air
in the World of Warcraft: sweet flowers, perfume, and sharing gifts with loved ones! But, what's this? A sinister plot is afoot involving some shady goblin newcomers to the seasonal market--the Crown Chemical Company! It's up to us to help save Azeroth from their chemically altered goods all while spreading love and appreciation to our faction leaders and fellow players!
Love is in the Air
and ends on
. This holiday can be celebrated by the Horde in
and the Alliance in
. Seasonal decorations such as wreaths, candles and ribbons can be found in all major cities and at most zone inns. Players will also find
s who sell seasonal gifts and goodies.
We have added additional sections on Love Tokens and rewards in 2014, but there appears to be no changes to the event. New to 2013 were updated ilvl 480 epic amulets for defeating
and different places to farm
Lunar Festival (January 20 - February 3) 2014 Guide
2014/01/20 at 12:17 PM
It's time for the first in-game holiday of 2014, the
--so everyone break out the fireworks, show a little respect for your
, and come celebrate the (lunar) new year!
is held every year starting on a date that typically coincides with the Chinese New Year. 2014's Lunar Festival starts on
and ends on
. Ancestors of Azeroth are praised and honored by both Horde and Alliance, who then reward players with a special title,
, a celebration in Moonglade, and numerous
Coin of Ancestry
that can be used to purchase festive garb, patterns and fireworks!
While there were significant additions and changes in 2012, the
for 2013 and 2014 is unchanged.
Honoring elders is one of the
of the festival. In 2012's Lunar Festival, 9 elders have been added in zones new to Cataclysm.
Pop Culture References in WoW Achievements
2014/01/11 at 12:40 PM
We're continuing our series of pop culture references in WoW with a look at achievements! From
, Blizzard has sampled a variety of popular games, songs, books, movies, and TV shows for achievement names and criteria.
We've previously published two other guides, and have more to come for player references, NPCs, quests, and zones:
Pop Culture Item References: Comics, Books, Music, and Poetry
Pop Culture Item References: Video Games, Movies, and TV
Click the cut to read all the achievements that are pop culture references!
Guild Guide: Reputation, Rewards, Perks, and Achievements
2013/12/21 at 10:58 AM
Guild reputation was added in Cataclysm as an incentive to promote guild loyalty and activity. There are unique perks, mounts, and pets that you can only get being part of a Guild too!
This guide covers how to gain reputation with a guild, how to level a guild up, achievements, perks for each guild level, and what reputation levels and achievements you need to unlock all the special guild rewards.
Guild reputation lets players purchase special rewards from
and work towards
Guild reputation can be gained by turning in quests, killing PvE bosses in a guild group, or PvPing in a guild group.
In Mists of Pandaria, the weekly cap for guild reputation you can earn per week has been removed. Between this and the limit on daily quests being lifted, you can grind reputation out pretty quickly.
You can speed up reputation gains through reputation buffs like
Feast of Winter Veil 2013 Guide (December 16 - January 2)
2013/12/16 at 11:52 AM
Feast of Winter Veil
is hitting servers early Monday so get prepared to drink some
Winter Veil Egg Nog
, sit by your
, and open your
--wait, what? Is that a new type of present we've found in the database? There's a new holiday gift waiting for you under this year's tree, and your
Father Winter's Helper
has stopped sulking and is ready for some pet battles, so this is one holiday you don't want to miss!
Changes in 2013
The 2013 special gift in your faction's capital city is
Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer Controller
. Two achievements have been added:
Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer
The Danger Zone
has a number of improvements as well. It can drop all the old Winter Veil toys and some of them now grant holiday Feats of Strength.
Players can collect a new battle pet:
Rotten Little Helper
. This is a Humanoid battle pet with the following abilities:
Graccu's Mince Meat Fruitcake
is also a bit easier to obtain. It is sold by Copperpinch and Jingleproket vendors for and is in the daily
New Site Feature: Tracking Collections on Wowhead
2013/12/13 at 11:19 AM
A few weeks ago, we released a new feature letting users track
their quest progress
on database pages and search results. You loved it and asked for more, so we expanded the tool to track even more things!
In addition to quests, you can now track a character's collected
Just pick a character and save it on Wowhead via the
, click on the green resync icon next to their name to make sure it's completely updated, and click on the Red Heart/Pin option to get started. When you visit pages or get a list of results, you'll now see your collection progress as well as modified tooltips showing what you've completed or still need to collect.
The Entitled: Guide to All Titles
2013/12/08 at 11:35 AM
This guide covers all the titles in WoW from the serious to the silly, organized by topic and linked to their achievement and basic source details. Collecting titles became easier in Mists of Pandaria with account-wide titles and achievement progress.
In Mists of Pandaria, many titles became account-wide, meaning alts can use titles they haven't individually earned as long as they're at the minimum level it could be acquired at. For example, a level 80 alt could wear
<Name>, Death's Demise
if another character on the account earned it.
Only a handful of titles aren't account-wide, most notably RBG titles,
of the Shattered Sun
The other major change was account-wide progress on meta-achievements like
What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been
. Players can work on holiday, PvP, and raid meta-achievements across characters now, instead of repeating the achievements on any character that needed the rewards.
A few notable exceptions include
Master of Pandaren Cooking
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
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