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Legion Alpha UI Additions and Improvements - Transmog, Professions, View Distance, Resource UI
2015/12/07 at 9:03 AM
The Legion Alpha is filled with numerous UI additions and improvements, ranging from massive developments like the Wardrobe Transmog tab and revamped Profession UI to effective smaller tweaks like a new Combo Point UI. Below are the major changes we've found - while these are all subject to change as Legion is in very early development, it's a good start.
Transmog Collection and Wardrobe
At the top of the Wardrobe UI, there is a progress bar showing how many appearances for a particular slot you have collected.
The new options shirts, tabards, and weapon illusions are included.
When you acquire a quest item, you receive a message that several appearances have been added to your Wardrobe collection. You can then delete that item and keep the transmog appearance.
At BlizzCon, it was announced that all rewards from quests you'd previously completed would automatically be added to your Wardrobe collection. (This is not implemented yet.)
The actual items included in the transmog UI seemed buggy, so we'll be highlighting what's included at a later time. However, the UI for displaying items is very user-friendly, with image thumbnails of all the various models.
Mousing over an image thumbnail brings up the name of the transmog item, as well as a list of items with the same appearance. Hit tab to cycle through them.
There are options to preview your character wearing the selected gear, and to create and save outfits.
Legion Beta: Build 20740 Professions, Battle Pets, Mounts Spell Data
2015/11/20 at 7:03 PM
This post covers all of the datamined profession information in the Legion Beta, as well as Battle Pets, Mounts, and Hunter Pet updates!
For more beta coverage, please check out our other posts:
Build 20740 Datamined Class Changes
Demon Hunter Audio Including /flirt and /silly
Achievements, Class Followers, Icons, Bosses, Scenarios
New recipes for all professions--and enchanters have neck enchants which summon druids, sentinel arrows, or tricksters. These gain abilities and power based on the type of other enchants you use.
New battle pets include Enchanted Water Bucket and new mounts include the Enchanted Chicken.
Patch 6.2 Profession Overview and Guides
2015/06/08 at 12:14 PM
Wowhead's series of Profession Guides has been updated for 6.2, and we've written an
in-depth guide just on the 6.2 profession changes
Check out the new
Patch 6.2 Highlights
You can upgrade crafted gear to Stage 5 (ilvl 700 armor/690 weapons) and Stage 6 (ilvl 715 armor/705 weapons). These recipes are purchased from Garrison Town Hall traders.
Upgrading gear from Stage 1 to 4 is now easier and cheaper.
Jewelcrafters can craft +75 stat epic gems, and the recipes are from varied content.
is a new Crafting Reagent from gathering professions in Tanaan Jungle.
Mass Milling is coming for Draenor Herbs.
is a new fish from Tanaan Jungle.
is a new fish at the Darkmoon Faire which is used to purchase vanity items and low-level Cooking recipes.
Daily profession cooldowns yield more materials and their Primal Spirit cost has been reduced.
Learn more about these topics in the
6.2 Professions Guide
We've also updated our individual profession guides with 6.2 information.
Downtime Tuesday Episode 5; Herb Trader on US Servers
2015/03/03 at 11:06 AM
We're back with
for a new episode of Downtime Tuesday, covering 6.1, the
The Herb Traders
have also finally spawned on US servers! Alchemists and Scribes can pick up their new recipes including
Recipe: Savage Blood
Tome of the Stones
. More details in the full post.
Patch 6.1 Garrison, Profession, and Battle Pet Overview Guides; Friday Update Arcade
2015/02/20 at 11:31 AM
Patch 6.1 coming on Tuesday
, we have even more guides for you outlining popular content--battle pets, professions, and garrisons.
6.1 Profession Updates
by gold-making expert
covers all the new recipes, how to obtain them, and what materials you need. If you have any questions, ask
Elvine on Twitter
or in the guide comments.
6.1 Battle Pet Updates
by contributing editor
covers the new pets, achievements, battles, and more. We even have a
giving advice on what pets you should use
Ultimate Battle-Training Stone
on. If you have any questions, ask
Serrinne on Twitter
or in the guide comments.
6.1 Garrison Updates
summarize everything from new missions to music scrolls for your jukebox! We've updated all of our
, but it's also handy to have the changes explained in one place.
We've also updated our
Lunar Festival Guide
is now accessible
Friday Update Arcade
Every week we feature Friday Update Arcade, highlighting news from popular games! This week covers the
Lunar Festival in Heroes of the Storm
, the latest
, and more. It even touches on Patch 6.1!
Garrison Invasions, Free Game Time for Launch, Draenor's Secret Power, Nov 18th Hotfixes
2014/11/18 at 1:05 PM
Free Game Time
Blizzard is giving all subscribers with active accounts as of November 14th five free days of game time to make up for launch difficulties.
I know how much everyone was looking forward to this expansion, and once you were able to get in and start having fun, all the comments I've seen indicate that this is one of our best yet. But the quality of the content does not excuse the subpar launch experience we delivered, and I apologize for that.
The first two days of the expansion were not a great experience, with many of you facing high queues or significant gameplay problems. We worked around the clock to tackle the demand issues and technical challenges, and fortunately things started looking better on Saturday. While millions of you were able to get in and play over the weekend, with many already reaching level 100, others still ran into very lengthy queues, particularly on the highest-population realms.
To help address this, we’ve expanded the new instancing tech we used to improve queues on Saturday and we’re continuing the process of applying that to raise the capacity of all realms again. This will result in approximately double the prelaunch capacity on each realm, which should greatly reduce queue times for most realms if not eliminate queues altogether.
In recognition of the difficulties so many of you ran into when trying to play over the first few days, we're adding five days’ worth of extra time to every subscription in the Americas, Oceania, and Europe that was active as of Friday, November 14. Things are already in a much better place than they were going into the weekend, so I hope you’ll now be able to focus on having a ton of fun with this expansion.
I also hope you'll accept my apology and keep your faith in us. The support voiced by many of you as we worked through the challenges was immensely appreciated. We're extremely grateful to be part of such a passionate community. We love World of Warcraft, and we're very proud of this expansion, so stumbling out of the gates like this was very disappointing for all of us.
On behalf of the World of Warcraft development team, as well as everyone at Blizzard, thank you all again for your patience and understanding.
See you in Draenor.
J. Allen Brack
Executive Producer, World of Warcraft
Several professions had their recipe reagents hotfixed recently without documentation in hotfixes.
We have updated the
guides with this information as well as the database.
Bite Size Guide: Warlords Profession Leveling
2014/11/14 at 2:42 PM
Bite Size Guide: Warlords Profession Leveling
Warlords of Draenor has introduced catch-up mechanisms for almost every profession, with the exception of those which had them before. This is a bite-sized guide aimed at making the changes quick to take in and easy to understand, if you're looking for more detail, we also have a full
You can create Draenor-quality recipes with Draenor materials for all professions at skill level 1. No more having to level with old-world materials!
Having a Garrison building for your profession is useful as a building's Work Orders can generate reagents needed for your crafted items.
To increase your max skill cap to 700, you complete a short questline that starts from a world drop (decently high chance to drop), which rewards a scroll--or you can buy the scroll for from Profession Trader in
or your Garrison building once you have the profession trained. See details of these items and quests in the profession-specific tabs below.
Your Garrison buildings let you craft certain recipes even if you don’t have that profession learned--including epic gear from max-level buildings. Players with the corresponding profession can craft more items including ways to upgrade epic gear and mounts.
Garrison buildings can enhance your professions--you can have up to three buildings generating materials for different professions. Play around with your Garrison buildings and perks with our
Hit the break for advice for each profession individually!
Warlords of Draenor Launch Guide
2014/11/12 at 9:46 AM
Warlords of Draenor Launch Guide
Warlords of Draenor, World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, launched on November 13th. The Wowhead team has compiled a list of our most useful guides and content to help you build your garrison, pick your gear, play your class, and more! Our database is completely updated for Warlords of Draenor data as well.
Also huge thanks to our beta testers! We gave away five thousand beta keys and have received many wonderful comments and screenshots to help everyone navigate Draenor.
Wowhead Weekly Episode 13, Item Finder and Garrison Building Updates, Build 18988 Spell Changes
2014/10/04 at 11:48 AM
Build 18988 spell details added after the video!
Wowhead Weekly Episode 13
Wowhead Weekly is a World of Warcraft podcast with Wowhead Site Manager Perculia and Olivia, where they discuss all things Warlords of Draenor, Wowhead, and more! This week was the first live show on
Wowhead's Twitch Channel
follow us to be notified when we stream
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subscribe to our YouTube Channel
to see all our video content!
This week they're talking about:
PvP season 15 ending soon
Tanking fixes to Resolve
Guide to Wild Battle Pets in Draenor
Brawler’s Guild Season 2
What’s coming in 6.0.2
Salvage yard gives character screen transmogs
Mage Portals Changed
“In the Hall of the Thunder King” and the Trove of Thunder are now legacy
And answering two twitter questions! This week it's these two!
Item Finder Updated for 6.0 and Warlords
Site Manager Perculia has documented some of the Site Updates she covered in the show:
has been updated for Warlords of Draenor and the prepatch!
With the Item Finder, you can quickly look up essential things on a simplified version of our powerful filter system. You can look up things like mounts, profession recipes, gear for a certain spec for a particular slot, and many consumables.
WoD Legendary Quest Video, Profession Guide & Garrison Database Updates, New Beta Build Soon
2014/09/22 at 3:18 PM
Warlords Legendary Questline Video
Our friends at
have put together a video on how to complete
Chapter I: Call of the Archmage
, the first part of Warlords of Draenor legnedary questline. To read more about the rewards and questline,
check out our article
6.0.2 Download Coming Soon
The 6.0.2 Download onto live servers began in the background today, and was removed after a short time, thanks to concerns about the size of the download. However, Community Manager Zarhym reported that the download will begin again, with more details on the new file system.
As some of you may have noticed the background downloader for patch 6.0.2 began today. After discovering issues with the size of the download, however, we have deactivated it for the time being. We'll let you know once when we're ready to start the 6.0.2 background downloader again, as well as provide you with some additional details on how it works and what you can expect when downloading the 6.0.2 patch in advance of its release on live realms.
Garrison Database Updates
databases have received some updates!
3D Cape Models, Profession Leveling Improvements, Dark Portal Updates, Hunter Changes
2014/08/25 at 1:51 PM
Today's beta news features updated 3D models for Warlords of Draenor capes, changes to the Dark Portal and Blasted Lands, and improvements on leveling and rerolling professions!
We've also added in a post made by Technical Game Designer Celestalon on
hunter changes in Warlords of Draenor
Warlords of Draenor Cape Models
In recent builds, many
Warlords of Draenor capes
received updated models! These capes have more fluid animations than capes from past expansions, showing more movement as you run.
Interested in new models? Check out our
Warlords of Draenor Tier Preview
Click the images to view them in motion in our 3D Modelviewer!
WoD Beta: Updated Profession and Toy Box Guides, Spell Pages Revamp, Community Item Tributes
2014/08/19 at 2:21 PM
We have even more guides updated today, in addition to the updated
from last evening!
Also check out the
datamined info from yesterday
Garrison Inn Quests
Toy Box Guide Updated
Each build, several more items are added to the Toy Box. The most notable addition is
Autographed Hearthstone Card
, which is a reward for completing the Garrison Mission
. As shown in the screenshot, the "threats" you face are popular Hearthstone decks.
We update our
Warlords of Draenor Toy Box Guide
every build with additions, removals, screenshots, and tips on how to get the vanity items.
Click here to see our WoD Toy Box Guide
Last night we datamined items named after Wowhead Staff
--we briefly mentioned them, but didn't cover it in-depth as we were busy working!
Here's a closer look at the staff who received items--thanks to all the Wowhead fans who made this possible by using our site :)
Aryu's Puzzle Ring
: This item is named after
, a Wowhead developer! Aryu raided in Ensidia before starting at Wowhead in 2011. He handles all of the data for Wowhead, including datamining at 3 am, presenting Blizzard's data in more user-friendly ways, and adjusting the database to handle unannounced data changes on Blizzard's end so our tools keep working. The flavor text refers to the constant process of datamining and discovering data changes.
Ashelia's Adorned Waistguard
: Ashelia became the site director for Wowhead in 2011! Under her guidance, the
were launched, as well as user-favorite contests like the
database scavenger hunts
. She was also instrumental in growing our News section to cover more beta/PTR coverage and datamining changes. Ashelia also helped acquire
--she spends most of her time there now, but you may catch her on Wowhead/Hearthhead setting up contests or helping with news!
Erorus' Ledger of Trade
: This item is named after
, who developed
The Undermine Journal
before starting work at Wowhead in 2013. The flavor text on the item refers to The Undermine Journal, which tracks all auctions. Erorus is behind many features at Wowhead, including the
Battle Pet Team Calculator
Blue Tweet Tracker
Jerek's Intractable Barrier
: This item is named after
, a Wowhead developer and designer! Jerek has been part of our
, as well as developing Hearthhead
. The item is most likely a shield as his favorite character is a Warrior.
is the site artist for Wowhead! She does the adorable logos, contest art, and holiday graphics on the site, which you can browse
. She also creates name badges for every BlizzCon, drawing likenesses of WoW players and Blizzard staff. You can check out her 2014 badges
. This year her open slots sold out in just a few days!
Olivia and I also received items in previous patches:
Olivia's Graceful Gaze
Perculia's Peculiar Signet
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