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News Round Up: Legendary Guide Updated, Battle Chest Sale
2013/04/17 at 12:00 PM
Today's news roundup features a lengthy discussion on WoW's RNG loot system. While
5.3 will reduce the amount of bad bonus roll streaks
, some players are frustrated by feeling unrewarded for killing a boss.
There's also a Warcraft Battle Chest Sale until the 23rd, and the 2013 Student Art Contest Winners have been selected--as prizes, they'll get a mentorship with a member of the World of Warcraft art team!
Legendary Guide Updated
Pinnacle of Storms open on LFR
, more players may find themselves completing their legendary metagems. We've updated our
Legendary Quest Guide
with some user comments and videos on the challenging single-player scenario, The Thunder Forge, you'll need to complete after getting 20
Secrets of the Empire
There's also been a confirmed issue with ilvl 502 gems not working on upgraded ilvl 504 helms:
Yes, it is intend
News Roundup: New Armored Dragonhawk Rewards, Durumu in LFR, Zarhym on April Fools
2013/04/04 at 12:29 PM
We've been datamining a ton of gorgeous mount models, and now we're seeing some new mounts on the 5.3 PTR! The rewards for
are now learned by players who have obtained 200 mounts:
Armored Blue Dragonhawk
Armored Red Dragonhawk
for Horde. This achievement is reminiscent of
Mountain o' Mounts
and its dragonhawk rewards:
Click on the modelviewer pics to view them in our 3D Modelviewer!
News Round Up
third wing of LFR opened this week
and in spite of some hotfixes, players are still finding
Durumu the Forgotten
pretty challenging. Bashiok discusses the issues with
Durumu the Forgotten
and how the maze visual effect could use some alteration.
EU CM Taepsilum discusse
News Roundup: Blood in the Snow Scenario Introduction, Auto-Learning Flightpaths Disabled
2013/03/29 at 11:43 AM
Blood in the Snow Scenario Introduction
If you ever thought that Scenarios felt a bit abrupt and wanted more of a lore buildup--hey, here's a quest to help Vol'jin--you're in luck in Patch 5.3. Our friends at
mentioned that there was a special scene leading into one of the new 5.3 scenarios,
Blood in the Snow
, so we hopped on the PTR to check out what goes on!
You're first sent a mail by Lorewalker Cho asking you to head to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Once there, he shares with you what he just discovered about the Alliance and gives you
The King and the Council
. Varian is facing some unforeseen difficulties in making a deal with the dwarves.
We're curious to see if these lead-in quests and Lorewalker scenes will be added for additional scenarios in the future--it was pretty effective here.
Transcript and screenshots of the quest below:
Once upon a time - moments ago, in fact - a great King sought the help from a trio of powerful dwarves: The Council of Three Hammers.
The King's scouts had discovered that Zandalari tro
News Round Up: 5.1 Hotfixes, Possible Transmogrification Changes
2012/12/06 at 8:58 AM
Patch 5.1 Hotfixes were posted late last night. They include:
Fixes to some battle pets that previously couldn't be captured in all qualities.
is now a permanent title.
Jin'ya, Orb of the Waterspeaker
now correctly causes the
to appear as Sha when wielded by a Shadow Priest.
In addition, more fansite interviews were posted:
Lead Encounter designer Ion Hazzikostas was on the
Convert to Raid
podcast, covering current raid content, dailies, challenge modes, and scenarios.
Lead Content Designer Cory "Mumper" Stockton talked to
about the pet design process, pet battle changes in the future like legendary pets and possible cross-breeding, and updating old pet models.
Also be sure to check out Wowhead's
interview with Lead Quest Designer Dave Kosak
Transmogrification in 5.2
5.1 just hit, but Blizzard on
Mists of Pandaria Preview: Scott Mercer and Ion Hazzikostas Interview
2012/07/30 at 11:05 AM
Blizzard just posted two important news stories. First off, they have a very in-depth interview about the raids in Mists of Pandaria. There are some important tidbits shared in this discussion:
Mogu’shan Vaults will be the first raid and it will probably be delayed up to a week on release, so there is less pressure to hit level cap as a raider.
The other two raids will unlock weeks after Vaults to give raiders even more time acclimate.
Lore has been really thought out this time around. The instances should ideally flow into each other, as opposed to back in WotLK where they felt so jarringly different. For example, you'll fight the Sha of Fear at the end of one raid only to have her flee to the next.
The raid rewards players with items with the following item levels: item level 476 for Raid Finder, 489 for normal mode, and 502 for Heroic.
There’s also a new mount that can be obtained by defeating Elegon, a celestial dragon found deep within the Vault:
Reins of the Astral Cloud Serpent
Other than that, Blizzard also confirmed that
will be delayed so it doesn't make players feel rushed to experience Mists of Pandaria as well as do the holiday. This is welcomed news, as mo
Mists of Pandaria: Shado-Pan Reputation Guide, News Round Up
2012/07/26 at 11:37 AM
Today we have a news round up on more beta class balance analysis, as well as the guild mentoring program, old raid gold nerfs, and role of beta testing. With the
for Mists of Pandaria, there's been a flurry of MoP-related posts as well, including Blizzard's very own beta key sweepstakes--they will be giving away 2,000 keys each week for five weeks.
We also have a spotlight on the Shado-Pan, a new faction in Mists of Pandaria with some epics and fun vanity rewards!
protect Pandaria from the imprisoned Sha--no small task. They are found wearing their distinctive navy-and-red armor throughout the borders of Pandaria in Kun-Lai Summit and Townlong Steppes. Rewards include some ilvl 489 epics as well as flavor items at both Honored and Exalted, such as breakable boards and mounts.
gear now costs
, existing ilvl 458 gear is now 75% cheaper, and no gear purchasable with a currency requires reputation.
Players will not need Revered with [fa
New Mists of Pandaria Quests and News Round Up
2012/05/29 at 1:21 PM
As part of last week's beta patch, we datamined some more quests and NPCs! Be sure to add your comments and screenshots if you're in the beta :)
Click here for the latest additions!
Some points of interest:
Jewelcrafting dailies are up, such as
The Finer Things
. Quests reward 1
Zen Jewelcrafter's Token
Several Halfhill dailies are added, such as
Replenishing the Pantry
, which reward
A few quests are tied to pet battles, such as
We also have a news round up: the most interesting part is that the daily quest cap
will be removed
in Mists, but there's also class feedback for Paladins, Shamans, and Warlocks, as well as thoughts on different generations of gamers enjoying WoW.
Daily Quest Cap
Current plan is to remove the daily quest cap completely for ship. Just like what you see in the beta now. We literally have 100's of daily quests at level 90 and we want to make sure that players can pick and choose what they want to do.Not really. We honestly think it would be worse to actually r
News Round Up: Class Beta Feedback, PvP Gear, Leaders of Azeroth
2012/05/07 at 6:21 PM
Today's news round up has a ton of blue posts. First off, there's a lot of detailed beta feedback for
s, including discussions about Level 90 Druid talents and Rapture for priests. There's also discussion about PvP gear in Mists,
Mass Spell Reflection
nerfs, Dungeon bugs on beta, and the recent completion of the Leaders of Azeroth short story series. Click the cut to see all the posts!
PvP Gear in Mists
You will have less resilience on your gear coming into beta. However, you will also have some base resilience and that base should offset the PvP power that everyone is getting. The net result should be that you take about the same damage you do today in a PvP setting, but will take less damage from someone not wearing PvP gear.
Currently on your beta build, I believe the ratio of power to resilience is off. You should have more resilience and less power than you do.
It is entirely possible that some new talents or spell changes will result in too much burst damage in isolated cases, but when giving feedback, it's useful for us if you distinguish between those and survivabili
Noblegarden Giveaway Winners and News Round Up
2012/04/23 at 5:30 PM
Congrats to all the winners of the
The Great Noblegarden TCG Egg Giveaway
and thanks to all who participated (without cheating)!
Mists of Pandaria Interviews and News Round Up
2012/03/20 at 11:24 AM
Blue posters were hard at work yesterday, covering a variety of topics: LFR's new loot system, item squish, female pandaren, DotA-style battlegrounds, new models, and as a bonus--a creative blog covering Mists' content features. Here's what's new since yesterday's coverage:
There will be many more options for her hairstyle, face, and features. There will also be options to have a long tail, or a more traditional pandaren stub tail.
Can teleport to dig sites after finding an artifact, and can dig more times at a single digsite.
Players can level by making staves and wands now.
Craftsman tokens from new faction currencies allow you to buy items like fun toys or pets.
Allow players to purchase new items, convert to Valor, or buy Charms of Good Fortune--allowing players to buy another go at a boss' loot table
A solo instance that allows players to try out their new rotations while getting achievements.
News Roundup and Hotfixes: December 6th
2011/12/06 at 11:00 PM
Today's hotfixes cover Dragon Soul nerfs, some item changes (Heart of the Unliving trinkets receiving a passive intellect bonus, 4-piece Holy Paladin Tier 13 nerfed, etc), and transmogrification fixes for mailed items--level 1 alts can no longer run around in heirlooms transmogged to look like fun raiding gear, for example. Also in the roundup: PvP Season 11 began today and Bashiok made an awesome post explaining how many Darkmoon Faire tickets can be farmed up each month via each method of acquisition.
In addition to the documented Dragon Soul changes, many raiding guids began Dragon Soul hardmodes today and are reporting undocumented hotfixes as well between pulls.
Hotfixes: December 6
<li>Transmogrified items should always lose their transmogrification when mailed.</li>
<li>The Darkmoon Firework no longer has a duration, is now holiday-bound, and requires Darkmoon Faire to be active.</li>
<li>Darkmoon Faire revelers who enter an off-limits area in ghost form should now be properly ported out.</li>
<li>Entangling Roots, Freeze, and Frost Nova should now properly break when the affected player takes damag
News Round Up: Hotfixes, Dev Watercooler, and Dragonwrath Questline
2011/08/16 at 3:55 PM
Major changes to threat today were hotfixed in. And when we say major, we mean
--basically it's a non-factor from this point on.
Threat generation for all tanks has been increased to 500%, up from 300%. This applies to
Veteran of the Third War
should no longer be generated when damage is fully absorbed by damage shields. When the shield breaks from damage or damage is partially absorbed, the amount of Vengeance generated is equal to the full amount of damage taken (including the damage absorbed.)
More information can be found in our latest
Dungeons & Raids
has come into a larger supply of PvE gear than he previously possessed.
s should now be nigh impossible for a single player to kill.
The first six bos
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