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Legion Exploration: Our Favorite Details in Each Zone
2016/09/11 at 1:12 PM
While there is
plenty to do at 110 in Legion
, let's take a step back to appreciate the little details that went into building the world and contributing to the distinctive atmosphere of the Broken Isles. Players have banded together to solve complex exploration puzzles like the
Kosumoth the Hungering
, but if you just take a few minutes of your time to look around while questing, you can find some enriching details too!
Here's a look at some of the favorite things we noticed in each zone; this isn't meant to be a comprehensive list. If you come across something interesting while questing, let us know on that item's page via a comment or screenshot! We'll cover topics like the Suramar Zoo, a druid stuck as a seal, and petting baby animals in our full post.
Rare Mount Drops in Draenor
2014/12/26 at 3:10 PM
Now that raiding has started and the PvP season is in full swing, you may have some time now to go check out the awesome new mount drops in the Warlords of Draenor expansion. There are 7 new rare mount drops available in Draenor currently. 6 of these rare spawns have a 100% chance to drop their respective mounts for everyone that is able to tag the rare mob that drops it. The 7th,
, is different in that his mount is more rare but he is up virtually all the time - only 1
drops so not everyone can loot one from a single kill. This mount, though, can be traded or sold on the auction house.
Due to some of the new phasing technology, there may be different instances of a single zone on the same server. If you see someone in Chat say that a rare is up but you don't see it, if you get invited to that person's group you can be phased into the same-server-alternate-phase where the mount is and kill it there. Because most of these mounts (except
) behave along the same lines as personal loot, if you happen to have the corpse despawn on you or you somehow drop the phase, the Postmaster will mail you your drop. With the new group finder feature, you will often find groups camping the rare spawns or killing Nok-Karrosh.
All of the rares that drop mounts have several different spawn points, except
who has a static spawn point. Wowhead user
has created a
of the possible spawn locations of all the rare spawns that drop mounts.
Warlords of Draenor Guides to Rare Spawns and Treasures, November 3rd Hotfixes, End of Beta Event
2014/11/03 at 1:00 PM
This series of Warlords of Draenor guides takes a look at the rare spawns, treasures, and exploration puzzles in each Warlords of Draenor zone!
Rares, Treasures, and Temples in Shadowmoon Valley
Rares, Treasures, and Shamanstones in Frostfire Ridge
Rares, Treasures, and Garrison Outpost Caches in Gorgrond
Rares and Treasures in Talador
Rares, Treasures, and Jumping Puzzles in Spires of Arak
Rares, Treasures, and Gliders in Nagrand
They highlight the notable loot in the zone, provides screenshots and 3D models of interesting items, list rares needed for achievements, and link to Wowhead's rare spawn and treasure maps.
Draenor takes many concepts of the
and improves upon them. There are dozens of personal treasure chests and most rare spawns are now personal to the player and appear normal after being looted.
In addition, there's six rare spawns that drops a mount--which is automatically received by every player that participates in the kill!
Guide to Rares, Treasures, Gliders, and Exploration in Nagrand
2014/10/29 at 1:32 PM
This guide takes a look at the rare spawns, objects, and glider transportation system in Nagrand.
It highlights the notable loot in the zone, provides screenshots and 3D models of interesting items, and links to Wowhead's rare spawn and treasure maps.
This is the first in a series of exploration guides for each zone in Draenor, more will be coming leading up to the expansion!
WoD Alpha Previews: Bloodmaul Slag Mines, Frostfire Ridge Exploration
2014/06/18 at 2:15 PM
We have several more Warlords of Draenor Alpha Previews to share with you today--a look at the
Bloodmaul Slag Mines
dungeon and more exploration vignettes in Frostfire Ridge.
We've organized our past Warlords of Draenor Alpha Coverage on our
Warlords Content Hub
if you'd like to read even more about the expansion!
Bloodmaul Slag Mines
This is all noted in the video above. For those who prefer a text format, this strategy section deals with trash mobs, minibosses, and the four bosses of the instance. You can also see the Dungeon Journal below.
New Player Guide: Mists of Pandaria Content Overview
2014/03/16 at 10:42 AM
Today we're taking another look at WoW through the eyes of a boosted 90. Earlier in the week, we published
a guide to essentials for boosted 90s
including gearing tips, raid details, professions, and currency overviews.
This guide presents an overview of other new types of content added in Mists of Pandaria, in case you've been away from the game a bit or want a break from the gear grind.
Before we dive into the guide, be sure to check out our
1-60 Leveling Guide
if you want to boost a character but would like them to hit 60 first for the profession boost as well! Also check out our
guide to Boosted 90 Essentials
to read up on raiding, professions, and the legendary questline.
Click the cut to get started!
5.4 PTR: Timeless Isle Zone Preview, BoA Epic Loot, Pets, and World Bosses
2013/07/18 at 8:12 PM
is finally open for testing on the 5.4 PTR! It's a mysterious island to the east of the Jade Forest, where in a refreshing change of pace, players can acquire vanity items and gear
There's a new pet tournament on the
, as well as mini-Celestial battle pets to acquire.
Epic ilvl 496 Timeless Gear can be acquired by looting rare chests, killing mobs, and turning in
. These items, like
, have random stats, and the armor token that creates them,
Timeless Cloth Robes
, is BoA, meaning you can send these to your alts for gearing up! There are also ilvl 535 versions, tagged as Timeless, of these same items--perhaps
Burden of Eternity
will be involved.
There's hardly any daily quests, just one--
A Timeless Question
--in which you answer questions about Azeroth's lore.
In addition to selling gear tokens, there's vendors that have rare-spawn nameplates that sell
"Dapper Gentleman" Costume
and despawn after a period of time.
Tons of rare elites to kill, as well as chests to loot.
is also home to Celestial world bosses, needed for Wrathion's questli
Exploration Guide: The Relic Hunter
2013/01/19 at 9:53 AM
We had a lot of fun on beta tracking down these hidden objects with cool weapons and recipes for
Is Another Man's Treasure
, so we finally turned all of our observations into a guide!
In this guide, you'll find:
Zone maps with pins for all objects, that take you to their page when clicked on.
Screenshots of all items/objects.
Models of the BoA weapon rewards.
Coordinates for all items, that open a new map when clicked on.
For this achievement series, you'll track down items hidden around Pandaria. These items can only be found once per character, and finding multiples of the same item will not increase your total across alts. There are 28 items total.
Lost and Found
: Find one of the lost treasures hidden throughout Pandaria.
: Find 5 of the lost treasures hidden throughout Pandaria.
One Man's Trash...
: Find 10 of the lost treasures hidden throughout Pandaria.
Is Another Man's Treasure
: Find 20 of the lost treasures hidden throughout Pandaria.
Completing this last achievement will reward the title The R
Exploration Guide: Riches of Pandaria
2012/12/20 at 2:21 PM
A new achievement was added in Patch 5.1,
Riches of Pandaria
, for finding many junk items hidden like
Ancient Pandaren Tea Pot
. There are 18 total and many vendor for and grant several hundred thousand experience if found while leveling. Based on excellent user comments such as
and our own experiences finding treasures, we've made a guide to this new achievement series.
There are four achievements in this series. If you found several items before 5.1, you will get credit for them.
Treasure of Pandaria
: Find a Treasure of Pandaria.
Fortune of Pandaria
: Find 5 Treasures of Pandaria.
Bounty of Pandaria
: Find 10 Treasures of Pandaria.
Riches of Pandaria
: Find all of the Treasures of Pandaria.
The guide below lists all the hidden objects you encounter, the items inside that vendor for gold, the hidden "Flag" quest that triggers when you find the object, coordinates that open a new map window, and an image of the treasure. Each tab also contains a zone map with pins that take you to the object's page when clicked on. Objects needed for the ac
Mists of Pandaria Rare Spawns: Lost and Found Preview
2012/09/11 at 11:06 AM
We covered the
rare spawns of Pandaria
a few weeks ago, and thought it was cool how they dropped a bunch of unique vanity items like
Mr. Smite's Brass Compass
. We thought Blizzard really outdid themselves by returning to some of the detailed insanity of vanilla with quirky rare spawns.
Well, there's more.
Lost and Found
Exploration achievement series, you'll loot rare items that are just
Pandaria--pulling them out of trees, opening boxes, exploring caves. It's like hunting for a rare spawns' loot, except the NPC step has been cut out! As for what you'll find:
BoA rare weapons--some with unique models for transmog.
Fun recipes including
Four Senses Brew
that gives the illusion that your character is wearing a red
Cursed Vision of Sargeras
Vendor trash like
Ancient Pandaren Woodcutter
with joking flavor text.
Useful profession perks like
Ancient Pandaren Fishing Lure
BoP rares, usually looted from a chest.
Items are still being added--there were several in the most recent patch--so right now not every object listed
Mists of Pandaria Faction Guide: The Lorewalkers
2012/08/21 at 2:46 PM
Gaining reputation with
is an unusual process. Instead of completing dailies or zone quests like most other Pandaren factions, players gain reputation by visiting monuments, completing achievements, and hearing folktales. If you have an organized path in mind, hitting Exalted should only take a few hours with a flying mount!
As the keepers of Pandaren culture,The Lorewalkers go hand-in-hand with the spirit of Archaeology. The unusual reputation grind fits the nature of these cultural librarians, and reputation rewards enhance this profession. Check out our beta article on archaeology changes
In Patch 5.2, players can complete an additional three scrolls on the
Isle of Thunder
Lore made a video showing the reputation process--hunting down monuments in the world and then watching the unlocked story!
Unlike other factions,
do not sell
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