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2013 Noblegarden Guide (April 1 - 8)
2013/03/31 at 4:17 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 1 at 2:00 PM
and ends on
April 8 at 2:00 PM
--a change from holidays starting overnight on the weekends.
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!
CRZ intially made many low-level areas crowded when Noblegarden started this year. A hotfix has been implemented that greatly
increases the spawn rate on Brightly Colored Eggs
Patch 5.2 Gear Guide
2013/03/06 at 8:31 AM
Patch 5.2 is filled with new epic upgrades for everyone. In this guide, we'll break down all the new gear by armor type, base stats, and source to help you plan out a gearing route. And if you're looking to get ilvl 480 to step foot in LFR when it opens on
, we've got some tips for you as well.
Here's the highlights of the new gear:
Bosses drop ilvl 502 gear on LFR difficulty, ilvl 522 gear on Normal difficulty, and ilvl 535 gear on Heroic difficulty.
To keep farm bosses interesting,
have a low chance to drop that are six item levels higher than regular drops. Thunderforged versions can be found for all items, save for tier pieces, on normal and heroic difficulty.
You can also get a full set of ilvl 522 gear between
and crafted items.
appear to be trash drops (lin
Wowhead's Patch 5.2 Guide and Official Patch Notes
2013/03/04 at 5:56 PM
Patch 5.2 is going live on March 5th and we've got you covered so you don't feel overwhelmed with all the new content!
This patch has a new troll-themed raid with amazing bosses and epics, as well as a server-wide War Effort to unlock more non-raid content. There's new transmog gear, mounts, pets, and legendary rewards--as well as an island filled with dinosaurs.
As for lore, the Mogu have teamed up with the Zandalari on the Isle of Thunder, and while the Alliance and Horde are worried and fighting back, they're also caught up in a feud as a result of the Dalaran fallout in 5.1.
We've got summaries of all the new content below, as well as links to blue posts and Wowhead's comprehensive PTR coverage.
We've added the March 5th Official Patch Notes to our guide now!
Patch Notes and Overview
A new troll-themed raid tier has been added
Throne of Thunder
. Bosses drop ilvl 502 gear on LFR, ilvl 522 gear on Normal, and ilvl 535 gear on Heroic.
There is a
server-wide War Effort
Isle of Thunder
in which players un
5.2 Guide: New Rare Spawns and Elites
2013/03/02 at 2:37 PM
In the early Patch 5.2 beta, we covered new rare elites around Pandaria that dropped dinosaur mounts like
Reins of the Slate Primordial Direhorn
! Now that Patch 5.2 is imminent and we've tested out all phases of the Isle of Thunder, we're pleased to report that there are even more rare spawns and elites coming in 5.2! The Isle of Thunder has many rare spawns needed for
Champions of Lei Shen
, which drop items that can be used to summon elites for
It Was Worth Every Ritual Stone
Last week, I teamed up with Wowmartiean of
Martiean's Splitleaf Girdle
's fame to take down these rare spawns. Here's the video he made of all their locations and abilities, with me dying from
Ra'sha's Sacrificial Dagger
at the end:
Also be sure to check out Wowhead user Lore's great guide to all the
rare spawns in Pandaria
. His guide includes strategies for taking down all of these elites, as well as maps.
Click the cut for the details!
5.2 Transmog Weapon Changes, Gallery of Main Hand Weapons Changing to One-Hand
2013/02/23 at 9:58 AM
Many huge changes are coming to Transmogrification in 5.2! Besides the addition of
troll-themed greens resembling unobtainable gear from original Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman
, there are a number of weapon changes.
Transmog restrictions have been loosened on several weapon types:
Two-handed axes, maces, and swords can be Transmogrified to each other.
One-handed axes, maces, and swords can be Transmogrified to each other.
Staves and polearms can be transmogrified to each other.
Class restrictions still apply though--you must be able to equip an item in order to use it for transmog.
In addition, many weapons that were Main Hand only are now classified as One-Hand. Previously, Main Hand weapons could not be transmogged onto One Hand weapons. This frees up even more flexibility, as a sword formerly classified as Main Hand only, such as
Runesword of the Red
, can now not only be transmogged onto any other One Hand sword, but also onto any mace or axe (if your character can equip them normally) in 5.2!
2013 Love is in the Air (February 10 - February 23) Guide
2013/02/09 at 3:23 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.
This year, there are updated ilvl 480 epic amulets for defeating
, as well as battle pet abilities for
Click the cut to read the full guide!
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