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Site Updates: Wowhead News Alerts for Discord, Layout Improvements
2016/12/14 at 5:41 PM
The Wowhead team has two site updates to share today: a
Wowhead News Webhook
to receive news alerts in Discord, as well as a revamped layout for fewer ads and some design improvements. For more site updates, check out
last month's post
which introduced the Favorites Feature and a reduced Premium price.
News Roundup: PvP rating issue hotfix, Blizzard tweets on gearing
2014/03/31 at 4:15 PM
Today we've had some updates on the recent MMR issues, as well as some tweets from Blizzard on gearing.
Wowhead launches Class Guides!
On Friday Wowhead launched guides for every class and spec. Aimed at new level 90s, or players new to a given spec, these are all written by experts in each class. You can check them out at our
Class Guides page
MMR issues hotfix incoming
Blizzard Community Representative Daxxarri responded to player concerns about gaining 0 points of Current Rating following wins in arena:
We recently implemented a hotfix to address a bug that allowed Personal Ratings to exceed Matchmaking Rating. As a result, some players may notice that they do not gain or lose Personal Rating in the wake of a match. As more matches are played, these ratings will normalize and converge to the correct rating, and Personal Rating will then rise or drop accordingly.
In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the situation and make further adjustments if necessary.
Following several responses expressing dissatisfaction, Senior Community Repres
Heroes of the Storm News Roundup
2014/03/13 at 5:03 PM
Update: The Tech Alpha is now live!
News has been flying in thick and fast for Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard's upcoming Hero Brawler. There have been several small bits of news appearing so we thought we'd combine them into one place. We've got Tech Alpha details, how to get into the Alpha, and information on new Hero Tychus Findlay
an announcement post
on March 3rd regarding the launch of Heroes Tech Alpha. Since then we've had a walkthrough video as well as a very in-depth blog.
Click the cut to read more!
Patch 5.4.7 hotfixes for March 11
2014/03/11 at 5:53 PM
Patch 5.4.7 Hotfixes for March 11
's movement speed increase no longer stacks with
Burst of Speed
Successfully parrying an attack with
should no longer incorrectly cause NPC guards to attack the Monk for reflexively striking back at an attacker.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
: Resolved an issue where
Trial of the King
may not reset correctly if the party dies during the encounter.
Battlegrounds and Arenas
The winning team now receives an 18 Honor Point bonus for each capture the opposing team is prevented from completing. This means every capture below 3, up to a maximum of 54 bonus Honor if the losing team had 0 captures.
News Roundup: Recent Hotfixes, Battleground Honor Adjustments, Talk Azeroth Episode 28
2014/02/28 at 8:14 PM
Dancing Rune Weapon
's summoned rune weapon should no longer incorrectly cause NPC guards to attack the target instead of the
that summoned it.
Zen Pilgrimage: Return
is no longer automatically removed from
s that leave the
Peak of Serenity
Battlegrounds and Arenas
Resolved a pathing issue with
equipped while in the
Temple of Kotmogu
Resolved a situation where players were able to retain the
effect from trinkets without equipping them while in a Battleground.
Resolved a crash in the client that affected users running Windows XP: Service Pack 3.
Resolved a crash that could occur while loading into an area or instance.
News Roundup: New Hotfixes, Trojan Update, WoW Item Squish and Old Content
2014/01/03 at 2:29 PM
Blizzard posted some updates to the
potential Trojan account threat
documented yesterday that attacked users that even had an authenticator.
It's also been said many times at this point, but Blizzard found it worthwhile to explain again that the ability to solo old raids is not going away in Warlords of Draenor with the item squish--while your stats may decrease, the boss abilities will scale down too.
January 3rd Hotfixes
Trade Prince Donais now has stats befitting his place as a racial leader.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
Siege of Orgrimmar
Kor'Kron Barracks/Underhold Nexus
Kor'kron Iron Sentinel, Kor'kron Shredder, and Kor'kron Skullsplitter now deal less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
News Roundup: Increased Spawn Rate for Oondasta, Ra'sha's Sacrificial Dagger Nerfed
2013/03/20 at 12:18 PM
Today's roundup covers an increased spawn rate for
, some clarifications on PvP gear, and interesting discussions on dailies in Patch 5.2 and
Shan'ze Ritual Stone
Several users have already reported this on
's page, but everyone's favorite dinosaur now more frequently respawns. If you haven't tried
yet, he's located on the
Isle of Giants
and drops ilvl 522 loot with dinosaur-themed names.
Agreed, this is an amazing fight of epic proportions and really tiny arms. We definitely want players to have more chances to experience it. The epicness should be about fighting it, not about finding when it spawns, even though that can also be somewhat fun as long as the timer is not so long that it gets frustrating.
You should be able to find Mr. “Tiny Hands”
a bit more often now.
Ra'sha's Sacrificial Dagger
As covered in the
hotfixes from last night
Ra'sha's Sacrificial Dagger
is now on a 30 minute cooldown instead of a 5 minute cooldown.
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Patch 5.2 News: Season 13 Begins, Trinket Changes, Live Ghostcrawler Interview
2013/03/13 at 1:42 PM
Today's news covers the start of Season 13 PvP, and some details on the
trinket hotfixes from yesterday
that are designed to smooth out unlucky proc situations from players.
Season 13 Has Begun
PvP Season 13 for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria has begun! Team and Personal Ratings have been reset and players can once again take to the Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds to test their mettle.
The bid for PvP supremacy continues. Do you have what it takes to climb to the top of the
Here's a breakdown of the big PvP changes in Season 13:
This season's elite PvP gear does not require any rating--it instead requires you to acquire 27,000
this season. The special PvP gear will cost Honor to purchase.
Losing teams in an RBG can acquire up to 200
Balance, Feral, Windwalker, Retribution, Shadow, Enhancement and Elemental now gain 25% of the bonus healing provided by PvP Power (was 0%). Dedicated healers will continue to gain 50% of the bonus healing, and no
News Round Up: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Cinematic
2013/01/22 at 11:02 AM
In today's news round up, Blizzard has unveiled the opening cinematic for
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
! If you have eagle eyes like WoW Insider, you'll even spot a
gnome air freshener
. Remember, if you buy the Collector's Edition, you can pick up a
with the two unique abilities
, and get
Collector's Edition: Baneling
We also have some blue posts on skill vs progression, why Challenge Modes won't have added incentives like items as rewards, and more 5.2 class balance thoughts.
Some other great fansites have recently released new tools, that you may be interested in:
WoWJuju has added Darkmoon bonuses and MoP tokens to Rep Calc, a tool that displays all faction rewards and calculates how many dailies, turn-ins, or instances you'll need to reach Exalted.
WarcraftPets has greatly enhanced their
pet collection tools
, showing levels, rarities, duplicates, stats, and names. See how your collection stacks up against the rest with their new ranking system, Pet
Mists of Pandaria: 5.4 Vale of Eternal Blossoms and Golden Lotus Guide
2012/08/03 at 1:15 PM
In Patch 5.4, the
Vale of Eternal Blossoms
. Parts of the Golden Lotus rep grind have changed and some quests and items have been removed.
We've broken down what's staying and going away, as well as provided a look at the Golden Lotus quests if your'e curious to read that for nostalgia's sake. In Patch 5.4, the Vale is corrupted into the Vale of Eternal Sorrows, and familiar figures from the Vale are
Siege of Orgrimmar bosses
Removed in 5.4
Eternally in the Vale
is removed, as well as the related quests and rewards. This is now a Feat of Strength.
The multi-tiered daily system is simplified. The only daily hub remaining is by Setting Sun Garrison.
The quests to kill elites are removed, and instead, the elites are rare spawns..
have been moved to
Many parts of the Vale are now Sha-infested and destroyed. Most NPCs are ting
Mists of Pandaria Will Be Released September 25th
2012/07/25 at 8:23 AM
The Mists of Pandaria release date has finally been revealed as
September 25th, 2012
. Its retail price will be $39.99 USD, with a digital collector's edition sitting at $59.99 USD and the physical collector's edition at $79.99.
We've also got the official press release.
IRVINE, Calif. – July 25, 2012 –
Land, ho! Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that
World of Warcraft®: Mists of Pandaria™
, the fourth expansion set for the world’s most popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game, will be available in stores and online starting from September 25, 2012. Upon the expansion’s release, intrepid explorers of the Alliance and the Horde will be able to set foot upon the shores of the long-lost continent of Pandaria and embark on a perilous journey to uncover its ancient mysteries.
Mists of Pandaria
will be available on DVD-ROM for Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 and Macintosh® at a sugg
Gathering Professions Preview and News Round Up: Dragon Soul 30%
2012/07/12 at 12:29 PM
Rounding out our profession previews for Mists of Pandaria, we'll look at the remaining gathering ones:
. We've gone over all the items for each profession and their drop locations, as well as the new buffs each profession offers.
Today's news round up covers a variety of topics: Dragon Soul difficulty change to 30% next week, the announcement of the new Guild Mentoring Program, more Beta Class Balance Analysis, LFR roll explanations, and Blizzard at Comic-Con.
Herbalists get a new rank of
: Uses your skill in Herbalism to absorb energy and nutrients from the earth, instantly healing minor wounds and granting 2880 haste for 20 sec. Can be used while stealthed or invisible.
is sold by Trade Supply vendors. It increases your herbalism by +10 and does not need to be equipped.
: high-level areas with water nearby: Windward Isle, Briny Muck in Dread Wastes, etc. Requires 600 skill.
: requires 550 skill, any zone, rare spawn node. Picking one gives you
Luck of the Lotus
. Also chance to be inside [it
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