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Highmaul Preview, Changes to Dungeon Loot, Warlords Tumblr
2014/11/20 at 12:06 PM
Blizzard has been doing a ton of creative promotion for Warlords—we’ve had a gigantic Gorehowl
smashing a plaza in Shanghai
taxi in NYC
, as well as
, a fake real estate site for Garrisons.
The latest addition is
, a tumblr with funny observations on Warlords and a pastel page.
Upcoming Dungeon Changes and Hotfixes
Blizzard posted several big upcoming changes to dungeons tonight:
Warlords dungeon loot is reverting to Need before Greed instead of personal loot. Queueing with a premade group still allows you to enable the personal loot option.
50 Garrison Resources are awarded for completing your first random Warlords Heroic Dungeon of the day.
There is a hotfix preventing people from queueing in PvP areas to avoid scaling gear up to boost ilvl requirements. However, this incorrectly affected Stormshield and Warspear, so a fix is being looked at.
6.0.3 Hotfixes, ArtCraft, Site Updates, WoW Accounts Automatically Get MoP, Anti-Grind Mechanic
2014/10/28 at 12:36 PM
October 28 Hotfixes
Roll Club: Serpent's Spine should no longer cause players to float and allow them to complete the quest.
Zarhym Altogether: Spirit Chests looted during the weekly quest no longer contains gold.
World Defense chat channel should be joinable once again.
Alliance characters taking a flight path to Shattered Beachhead should now arrive safely at their destination (rather than falling through the world).
Battlegrounds and Arenas
Bonus Honor for winning a Battleground is now only awarded when queuing for a Random Battleground (it was incorrectly awarding the bonus Honor for any Battleground win).
Warcraft Accounts Automatically Upgraded
Guide to What's Coming in the Warlords of Draenor 6.0.2 Prepatch
2014/10/01 at 12:10 PM
This guide covers all the content and system updates coming in the Warlords of Draenor prepatch--
the expansion hits.
The Warlords of Draenor prepatch is coming on
. This patch contains many system and UI changes for Warlords of Draenor--you just can’t access Draenor content or level to 100. You can access things in the prepatch like new character models, the 6.0 prelaunch event, the Toy Box, and new raid difficulties.
The prepatch also removes some Mists of Pandaria content, such as starting the legendary questline, finishing MoP Challenge Modes, obtaining the
Reins of the Kor'kron War Wolf
, and purchasing heirlooms for Justice Points. We’ve
put together a guide
documenting everything that’s going away if you want to obtain some vanity gear and achievements before it’s too late!
WoD Build 18816: Hearthstone Items, Brawler's Guild Changes, Tier 17 Loot Tables
2014/09/03 at 9:42 AM
News from the latest beta build continues with a closer look at some Hearthstone-themed items, the details on how Brawler's Guild is changing in Warlords, and all Tier 17 boss loot tables for all difficulties, including tier tokens. Also check out
last night's post on Build 18816 datamining and new styles for quest gear
, a tribute to
Senior Game Designer Benjamin Brode
, is an NPC who wanders around your Garrison selling awesome Hearthstone loot!
Golden Hearthstone Card: Lord Jaraxxus
. . Open up a new pack of Hearthstone cards. In addition to the cloud of dust, you emote the following: "<Name> opens up a new pack of Hearthstone cards. Mmm, love that new card smell.
. . Show everyone that you just won a game of Hearthstone. Your character sets off fireworks and dances, and emotes "<Name> just won a game of Hearthstone!"
. . Throw down a Hearthstone board! This also plays the intro Hearthstone music and has the emote "<Name> throws down a Hearthstone board! Who's ready to play?
Brawler's Guild in WoD
Brawler's Guild is once again active on the beta and there are some changes.
There is a "new season" and everyone is back to Rank 1, even if you were at max reputation in Mists of Pandaria. All fights have been retuned for level 100.
There are level 100 versions of Brawler's Guild potions now.
Brawler's Draenic Agility Potion
Brawler's Draenic Intellect Potion
Brawler's Draenic Strength Potion
are potions anyone can use, and
Brawler's Bottomless Draenic Agility Potion
Brawler's Bottomless Draenic Intellect Potion
Brawler's Bottomless Draenic Strength Potion
(not consumed when you use) cost and require Rank 4.
The Brassiest Knuckle
is no longer sold, and in its place is
Pit Fighter's Punching Ring
for . This ring, unlike the MoP version, has appropriate stats for each spec.
As we've covered in our
Preparing for 6.0 Guide
, Brawler's Guild achievements for killing bosses before 6.0 are being moved to Legacy Feats of Strength--
click here for a full list
. There are
new achievements for killing the level 100 versions of these bosses
in Warlords of Draenor and they reward the same vanity items, titles, etc. The other achievements are not going anywhere, like
Haters Gonna Hate (Season 2)
I'm Your Number One Fan (Season 2)
Get started with the Brawler's Guild with our
Brawler's Guild Guide
Tier 17 Boss Loot Tables
The Warlords of Draenor dungeon journal was updated yesterday with loot tables.
is 10 ilvls lower than
Raid Finder loot is ilvl 640 in
, ilvl 650 in
and is different than the other difficulties--the trinkets are not as overpowered, no tier gear drops, and different models.
Normal loot is ilvl 655 in
and ilvl 665 in
Heroic loot is ilvl 670 in
and ilvl 680 in
Mythic loot is ilvl 685 in
and ilvl 695 in
The following bosses in
drop Tier 17:
drops tokens like
Essence of the Iron Protector
which presumably turn into any tier piece, similar to
Essence of the Cursed Protector
Note that Kargath and Gruul appear to share loot--this is most likely a bug on Blizzard's end as the in-game journal has the same issue.
Wowhead Interviews Lead Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas on Warlords of Draneor PvE
2014/05/03 at 11:36 AM
Last update 8am EST: Added Blizzard clarification on the quality of gear from Garrisons.
3pm EST: Added text summary of the interview.
Lead Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas
sat down with Wowhead on Friday May 2nd
to talk about Warlords of Draenor Raiding, Dungeons, Garrisons and more.
Blizzard's Warlords of Draenor Raiding Plans
2014/04/30 at 12:03 PM
Raiding in Warlords of Draenor
The final part of Lead Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas' Raiding Blog has been posted, covering raiding going forwards in Warlords of Draenor.
Wowhead will be interviewing Ion Hazzikostas on Friday morning
, so if you have questions you'd like us to ask, let us know in the comments below, or email Olivia on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The key points are as follows:
LFR will have different gear sets and associated art. If you want to see the LFR models, you can
view them on any race in the Wowhead Model Viewer
The rate of LFR gear drops will be almost doubled compared to today
The devs are trying to minimize the elements that have made guild raiders feel like they needed to do Raid Finder each week
LFR gear will not have set bonuses
LFR will have trinkets, but they will be more similar to more basic dungeon versions than raid versions.
Each raid difficulty will have its own weekly lockout. This means that completing a boss on any difficulty will not mean you can't do it on another. So, if you kill a boss on Normal, you can also kill him on Heroic and Mythic. Killing a boss on a given difficulty only locks you out of repeating that kill on that same difficulty in the same week.
Warlords PvP Gearing Blog, Patch 5.4.7 Hotfixes for April 28, Raid Philosophy Part 2
2014/04/29 at 12:16 PM
Warlords of Draenor PvP Gearing Blog
Blizzard has released a blog on Warlords of Draenor PvP Gearing, focusing on the changes coming to gear acquisition in the new expansion. The key points are as follows:
PvP Power has been removed and PvP Resilience has been reduced to 0
PvP Gear will scale instead, you can see just how with the
Wowhead PvP Gear Scaling tool
Strongboxes will now be a source of gear - you can find the initial data entries for them on
Wowhead's Warlords of Draenor Database
Even if you don't win, you can still get rewards from Strongboxes.
Strongboxes can contain Honor, Conquest or Gear
All gear will be scaled up to a minimum ilvl in PvP. This will be lower than even starting PvP gear.
Skirmishes will have rewards
Warlords will have three tiers of PvP gear
Rated Battlegrounds and Arenas will have the same base Conquest cap
Winning a Rated Battleground will allow you to use a bonus roll token for a shot at a piece of Gladiator’s gear, similar to the Celestial world bosses on the Timeless Isle.
Raid Philosophy Part 1, Significant Tweets on SoO Heirlooms and Class Changes
2014/04/28 at 12:11 PM
You can hit "Continue Reading" below to see Lead Game Designer Ion "
" Hazzikostas' blog on raiding from the game's launch right up to ICC.
Blue Tweet Tracker
is a central hub where you can view every blue tweet, and our staff hand-pick significant tweets from Blizzard employees. These are available via the Significant filter on the Blue Tweet Tracker, but also by following
on Twitter - all the significant Blizzard tweets are re-shared there for your convenience.
On Heirloom availability in Siege of Orgrimmar with 6.0's launch:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="
The Garrosh heirlooms are specifically a reward for doing Flex+ while relevant. They won't be available once Draenor unlocks.</p>— Watcher (@WatcherDev) <a href="
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8
News Roundup: Female Dwarf images, RoS Hearthstone packs, Health Scaling, Heroes Q&A,Talk Azeroth 31
2014/03/19 at 8:15 PM
New female Dwarf renders added
New female Dwarf renders were just added to the Warlords site, showing new hairstyles and some model changes
Reaper of Souls awards Hearthstone packs
Heads up! Players who pick up a copy of <a href="
target="_blank">Diablo III: Reaper of Souls™</a> will soon discover bonus loot in the form of an Expert Card Pack (or Packs!) for <a href="
target="_blank">Hearthstone™: Heroes of Warcraft™</a>.
Depending on the version of Reaper of Souls you have pre-purchased (or purchase in the future) you can expect the following:
<li><strong>Reaper of Souls: Digital Standard Edition</strong> – One (1) Hearthstone Expert Card Pack, delivered to your Battle.ne
Cross-Realm Raid Browser on 5.4.2 PTR, New Forsaken Female Model
2013/11/21 at 1:30 PM
WoW Source: New Forsaken Models
Morgan Webb sits down with Lead Encounter Designer Ion Hazzikostas, Senior Art Director Chris Robinson, and Game Director Tom Chilton to talk about the Warlords of Draenor reveal at BlizzCon 2013, and an exclusive first look at the new female Forsaken model (around 13 min in).
Cross-Realm Raid Browser on PTR
Did you know that WoW includes a raid browser to assist with finding or forming groups? Don't worry, neither do most people. But it exists, and as we work towards revamping and expanding this feature for Warlords, we figured that we could also improve the usefulness of the existing functionality in the short-term.
If you click the "Other Raids" button in the social Raid tab, you'll see a list of raids. For 5.4.2, we've added two new categories, Mists of Pandaria Raid (Flex) and World Boss, which are specially enabled to function cross-realm. If you're looking to join a group for these activities, you can check off t
Mythic Raiding and Existing 10-Player Heroic Guilds, 11/12 Hotfixes
2013/11/12 at 6:12 PM
Resolved an issue that sometimes caused
from the Discipline/Holy Priest Tier-16 2-piece set bonus to not function correctly while in a Battleground.
At the Stonemother's Call
: Players should now be able to accept this quest from
Terrath the Steady
have learned to respect each other's personal space should no longer occasionally try to occupy the exact same spot in the
Shrine of Seven Stars
Visual effects for
s cast by NPCs should no longer incorrectly appear twice as large as its actual area-of-effect.
should no longer incorrectly affect the entire team instead of just the swapped-in pet.
Raids, Dungeons, an
Wowhead's Patch 5.4 Interview with Lead Game Designer Tom Chilton
2013/08/18 at 10:24 AM
Patch 5.4 is coming very soon
, bringing with it a variety of innovative content from Flex Raiding to the daily-free Timeless Isle. This past week, we got to sit down with Lead Game Designer Tom Chilton and ask him about popular upcoming content--the unique nature of the Timeless Isle, legendary questline development, Proving Grounds, and more.
Read on to find out more about the most-anticipated features coming in Patch 5.4!
I've had a lot of fun with the
on the PTR--finding all the hidden events, getting the vanity loot, participating in the Pet Tournament, etc. What were the inspirations in designing a hub that's so radically different from past ones, where the emphasis is on participating in fun vanity content instead of daily hubs for reputation epics?
One of the resounding things that we
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