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A Guide to Patch 4.1's Vanity Items and a Wowhead Comic
2011/04/27 at 7:56 PM
As our own in-house artist Noxy would be quick to point out, 4.1 isn't all about the trolls and the 353 epics. It's also not just a filler patch meant to tide us over until Firelands. In fact, according to her, the patch is very important--it has a lot of shiny vanity items to play with! From ones you dig up to ones you're lucky enough to adopt, there were a lot of little things added in this patch. Read on for a wallpaper about them and a miniguide of where to find these fun items.
Rise of the Cute Kittens
Noxy was so inspired by the new vanity pets that were introduced that she made a wallpaper for you showing her true feelings towards this patch. Yes, she's awesomely talented. Yes, she should draw more.
In-depth Boss Strategies for Zul'Aman and Zul'Gurub
2011/04/27 at 11:18 AM
Now that the servers are stable, you're probably thinking of queuing for
later on today. As you can imagine, slightly harder heroics is nothing to laugh about--especially if you choose to be brave and PUG them. Add in the fun with rare mount drops, epic BoE drops, and they can even seem like a nightmare.
We here at Wowhead have you covered, though! Every boss page on the database has a strategy up that's current as of last night. We're also posting them here for you in a nice miniguide so that you can use this post as a cheat sheet to how to do every new encounter in 4.1. So sit back and read on if you want to learn how to put those trolls in their place.
Before you get into the strategies,
make sure to enter our Noblegarden Contest
if you haven't already. It's only got three days left to enter to win WoW Official Magazine subscriptions and more!
This version of Zul'Gurub is quite similar to the old version--the scenery hasn't changed much and some of the old bosses remain. Fortunately for you, there's a lot less trash and a lot more neutral Gurubashi trolls milling about. T
Patch 4.1: Official Video and Wowhead Guide
2011/04/25 at 2:38 PM
There's an official video for Rise of the Zandalari: Patch 4.1 posted by Blizzard to share with you today.
The days when great troll empires stretched across ancient Kalimdor are long past. Millennia of war and internal strife have stripped these nations of their power, lands, and glory. As Azeroth recovers from the destruction of the Cataclysm, the world's divided troll populations face a bleak future. These dark times have spurred the trolls of the Zandalar, the historically wise and scholarly tribe from which all trolls originated, to take drastic action. They have embarked on a bold crusade to save their race by uniting trolls into a single mighty empire. With the Zandalari's aid, the fallen capitals of the Gurubashi and Amani nations -- Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman -- are already rebuilding, replenishing their forces for a bloody campaign to expand their territories.
Yet Vol'jin and his Darkspear trolls are not aligned with the Zandalari. They have sworn to stand with their Horde comrades -- and even work with the Alliance -- should the trolls ignite a new war on Azeroth. Soon, Vol'jin might be forced to act on his p
Noblegarden Guide (Apr 24 - 30)
2011/04/23 at 10:44 AM
is coming up this weekend and Wowhead is here to help. As with before, you can find out what vanity pets there are to add to your collection, how to get
Tome of Polymorph: Rabbit
, and every last detail you need to become a noble by using
our in-depth guide
If you have comments or questions about the guide and/or the event itself, post them here and we'll try to give you a hand. Have a great weekend collecting eggs--both virtual and real ones, if you celebrate!
And hey, while you're celebrating the spirit of Spring in-game, remember to check out
the Noblegarden contest
we're running with WoW Official Magazine. We've had a great response so far! It's been a lot of fun watching people try to figure out the puzzles we've whipped up.
Closing the Gap: A Guide to Gearing up in 4.1
2011/04/20 at 9:37 AM
Many players have alts, but are they geared? And how about your main, have you started raiding yet? Well, if your answer to either question was no, you're in luck. 4.1 introduces some additions that make the game more friendly and the gear gap smaller, from additional BoAs to changing valor point gains in heroics. Most importantly, 4.1 brings about the revamped 5-player dungeons Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman! The bosses from these dungeons drop ilvl 353 epic loot—potentially cutting out hours of farming heroics and doing dailies. But with so much new loot, what should you really keep an eye out for?
See how good the new loot is and also see what gear is easily obtainable before raiding right after the break!
Dress for Luxurious Success: The Complete Guide to Gearing Your Bank Alt
2011/04/11 at 8:40 AM
The leveling dust has settled, you’ve begun to make gold again--it's the perfect time to spruce up your bank alt! Sure, you could go running around in starting zone gear, but it’s much more fun to play the Auction House in style. Show up for work dressed for luxurious success. From fishing rewards to wine glasses, we’ve highlighted the best of the offbeat items your low-level bank alt can equip. Whether you’re a veteran banker putting
to shame or a new player with an empty bank, retire your overdone
and let everyone know that your bank alt appreciates the finer side of Azeroth.
Check out the coolest items for each slot, holiday rewards, special armor vendors, and some sample outfits after the break!
Cataclysm Leveling Flow Guide: 1-60
2011/03/15 at 2:52 PM
Cataclysm tore the world asunder and redefined Azeroth--Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor will never be the same. However, as exciting as it's been to watch this all unfold, it also means that it's harder than it was before to get back into the groove of things if you have taken a break. Even starting a new alt can be a mystifying journey since all the zones have been returned and the landscape changed. Darkshore was hit with tragedy, the Barrens is split in two, and tensions have never been higher in Silverpine Forest. There’s too much to take in and it's hard to know where to start sometimes.
But don't worry--that's what we're here for, right? In addition to having
a lengthy guide to the Cataclysm changes
in our Cataclysm section of Wowhead, this post will get you up to speed on the general leveling progression of World of Warcraft for levels 1-60.
Find out where to go, what zones you shouldn't pass up, and more after the break! We've even included some fun items to hunt for to give you reasons to check out certain zones over others!
ZAM's RIFT Launch Day Guide
2011/02/23 at 6:49 PM
There's games other than WoW -
Yeah, that's right! Other companies indeed dare foray into the seemingly Blizzard-dominated World of Warcr- I mean massively multiplayer online universe, and sometimes they actually get stuff right! This latest example of stuff being done right comes from
, a new fantasy MMO that looks
pretty damn awesome
. Haven't heard anything about it? Well it's time to step out from under that rock, get out of that instance, stop farming those herbs and check out some of the badass features and content RIFT is promising. Will it succeed? You should be the judge. It's okay, we won't tell WoW you're cheating on it.
Rift is launching on March 1st, and our friends at ZAM have been working their butts off on their snazzy
and have recently posted an equally awesome
RIFT Launch Day Guide
which I definitely recommend checking out! We'll all be rolling on the Wolfsbane shard, Defiant side so feel free to come stalk us! <3
Love is in the Air Guide! (Feb 6 - 20)
2011/02/04 at 7:06 PM
Ah, love is in the air - along with horrible chemicals and poisons as well! What the heck! Love is in the Air starts on Sunday, and (as usual) we've got an updated
for you guys!
This year, the
Love is in the Air
event runs from
. So far, the event looks to be the same as last year's updated event, which features a special seasonal boss -
! You can queue up for this encounter by speaking to Steamwheedle Shyster, located in
(by the Trade District Auction House) or in
(near the path to Grommash Hold). Each day you'll have a chance to receive special, fun items from the
- maybe even a
Big Love Rocket
! In addition, the necklaces dropped by Hummel have been updated to level 85 and are now item level 346 and rare quality!
Winking Eye of Love
Shard of Pirouetting Happiness
Sweet Perfume Brooch
Choker of the Pure Heart
TankSpot's Guide to Heroic Chimaeron
2011/01/23 at 5:35 PM
's latest Cataclysm raid video guide details the
in Heroic difficulty!
Be sure to check after the break for full video transcript and strategy!
Lunar Festival Guide! (Jan 23 - Feb 13)
2011/01/22 at 5:30 PM
It's that time of year again! The Lunar Festival has come - and we have a
This year, the Lunar Festival runs from
. So far, the event looks to be mostly the same - no new Dungeon Finder boss or anything of that nature.
It's worth mentioning that due to the Cataclysm, some Elder locations have been changed! Most Elders locations have changed only slightly, as they remain in the same general area - it's just that the general area itself may have moved!
We have now updated all 2011 event Elder locations, thanks to our community and a bit of elbow grease (let's hear it for
)! You guys should still feel free make any clarifications in this thread or by contacting us directly at ! As always, we appreciate every bit of feedback provided - after all, we write these guides for
Enjoy the Lunar Festival!
TankSpot's Guide to Heroic Halfus Wyrmbreaker
2011/01/21 at 4:10 PM
TankSpot's guide to the heroic version of the
encounter is up on the NPC page!
Complete transcript after the break!
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