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Challenge Mode Guide: Rewards, Narrated Videos, Rules and Useful Items
2013/02/16 at 11:52 AM
Today's weekend guide covers Challenge Modes, a new type of dungeon introduced in Mists of Pandaria.
They're a great way to cap
, not to mention learning more about your class outside of a raid setting. You can also get a ton of achievement points and unique rewards along the way!
In this guide, we've previewed all the rewards you can achieve, from transmog gear to mounts, and gone over special gearing and zone rules. We've also included links to helpful walkthrough videos of each zone as well as Blizzard's realm leaderboards. Finally, we made a list of unconventional items that can help shave off seconds on your run, such as
Rod of Ambershaping
for crowd control.
Click the cut to read the guide!
News Round Up: Developer Q & As, Fast Patch 5.1.0A Notes
2012/12/10 at 11:59 AM
Today we have a list of all the other recent fansite interviews with Blizzard Lead Developers. They cover a variety of topics including Mists endgame, dailies, pet battles, and the Brawler's Guild, and include transcripts, podcasts, and video interviews--so there's bound to be some topic and format that suits your tastes!
In addition, there are some "Fast Patch" notes for 5.1.0A that mainly cover some bug fixes for pet battles and Macs.
We also want to highlight
, which has a brand-new layout as well as a news section, event roster pages, enhanced friends lists, and user profiles with tooltips.
OpenRaid makes finding a group for any raid or dungeon easy, whether you want to run an old raid for achievements or need a group for Challenge Modes. To learn more about OpenRaid, listen to the
and check out their
World of Warcraft Fast Patch 5.1.0A Notes
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News Round Up: 5.1 Reputation Changes, "Modified By" Ability Tab
2012/11/16 at 11:44 AM
Today's news round up summarizes the reputation changes coming in 5.1, highlights Wowhead's recently improved "Modified By" tab, and features more
Battle.net World Championship coverage
If you're ever wondered what it's like to make art for Blizzard, you should also check out WoW Insider's interview with
, one of the winners of Blizzard's first Student Art Ccontest. The winners got to spend several months interning at Blizzard and even put some finishing touches on Mists of Pandaria!
5.1 Reputation Changes
While the reputation grinds in Mists of Pandaria try some innovative things like removing reputation from tabards in dungeons, many players were not looking forward to repeating the grind on their alts.
In 5.1, each faction now has a special commendation that can be purchased at Revered from quartermasters which unlocks a 100% bonus reputation gain for all characters on the account.
Battle.net World Championship this Weekend: Official Trailer and Event Schedule
2012/11/15 at 3:52 PM
The Battle.net World Championship is going on this entire weekend, starting on
Friday, November 16th, at 6:00pm PST
--and we've got all the information you need to follow along and watch the live events you want! In addition to the finals of the StarCraft II World Championship Series, there's some competition that will definitely interest WoW players as well.
The Challenge Mode Dungeons race between top guilds Stars and Supreme Quicksand is shaping up to one of the Championship highlights for WoW players. Watching teams race each other in Challenge Modes was a player-favorite at the Mists of Pandaria Launch event, and now players can watch even more races in
challenge mode dungeons
and the live Mogu'shan Vaults raid! With Leaderboards up, players can check them to see how these elite guilds stack up on stage against the record times currently established around the world.
In addition, the World of Warcraft Arena Global Finals are also going on, with the top two teams from each global region competing for a prize pool totaling $189,000.
And last but not least, there will be a costume contest or cosplay
News Round Up: Challenge Mode Armor Procs, Blingtron 4000 Loot
2012/10/29 at 1:03 PM
In today's news round up, we cover posts addressing BoA flying, LFR loot, Blingtron, and Conquest Points, and if raiding is your thing, be sure to check out
on Tier 14 scheduling changes. But if you're looking for news that's Halloween-themed, check out WoW Insider's guide to the
spookiest places in Azeroth
Challenge Mode Armor Procs
For achieving gold in every
Challenge Mode run
, players will be rewarded with a class-specific set of armor for transmogrification--but it doesn't stop there. In addition to unique artwork, these armor sets have special visual effects that proc on different abilities.
To whet players' appetites, Blizzard released a bunch of eyecatching videos this week that show off all the visual procs from Challenge Mode armor.You don't need to be wearing the armor for these effects to proc--just transmogrify them. Are you a fan of something over-the-top like the Shaman set bursting into flames, or something more understa
Introducing Challenge Mode Leaderboards
2012/09/26 at 12:31 PM
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And you'll be on the walls of the hall of fame</em></p></br>
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Mode Leaderboards</a> in the <a href="
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