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Teaser for Female Pandaren Released
2012/03/12 at 3:06 AM
Blizzard has been turning up the hype machine for Mists of Pandaria--they just shared a silhouette of a female Pandaren on
their Facebook page
The full reveal of this classy lady will happen on March 19th, when the NDA for this week's press event lifts. Of course, Wowhead staff will be at the event and we'll have a full preview up then so be sure to get ready!
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Blizzard Trademarks "Mists of Pandaria," Next Expansion?
2011/08/02 at 7:00 PM
Put on your tinfoil hats--it looks like an April Fools' joke may become a reality. Last week, Blizzard filed for a trademark for "Mists of Pandaria" under computer software. This is a common practice for the registration of expansion titles; for example, the Cataclysm was filed for trademark on June 26, 2009 and its domain was bought subsequently. Similarly, a Pandaria domain was also purchased last week.
This means that it's possible that the next expansion will be announced at BlizzCon and that it will be Mists of Pandaria.
Let the speculation run wild--what do you guys think? Is this our future expansion or a false alarm? Will the pandarens be a playable race for both sides, a neutral faction even though Blizzard has said that they like factions to be identifiable and distinct for horde and alliance? Or maybe their role will be more of a lore one, focusing on them as quest hubs and a central conflict?
Click here to see the official filing!
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New Expansion Rumored to be Vengeance of the Void
2011/07/03 at 9:53 PM
a leaked document
" from Blizzard making the rounds this holiday weekend; we figured we'd post it here before you guys started tipping us off to it and asking why we didn't respond to it. Like anything that's unofficial and comes from an unreliable source, this is an
so take it with a grain of salt; there's a good chance it's just some fan trying to get their fifteen minutes of fame. However, it's definitely a well done fake if it is one. The only really suspicious part is the header itself which has the wrong address (Blizzard is based in Irvine, CA)--the person who created this knows their lore.
The "document" mostly gives an overview of what levels 85-90 will be like, detailing how the expansion will take place years after the Burning Crusade and focus on Outland's growing instability. The Burning Legion would be the central antagonist after Deathwing's demise. Demon Hunters will also supposedly take a supporting role in the expansion, though not as a playable class.
This would be an interesting direction--TBC and the Outlands in general are long considered the best expansion, the setting having earned a fond place in most players' hearts. What do you think? Fake or legitimate? And, beyond that, what do you think about returning to the Outlands as a whole?
We're pretty much decided that it's fake (
WoW Insider confirms it's a fake as well
), but it still opens up a great discussion of what the expansion will be.
Since we had a bit of a mixup last time with some of the info on the Quests & Lore panel, I thought it would be a good idea to organize information about VotV all in one place. Fans will probably dump any questions they already have out of their heads when Mike introduces VotV during the o. ceremony, and we should be prepared to give some good Q and A about quests and story for the new product.
Feel free to add on anything you want and zing it back to me at the company email, but I’ve just prepped up a list with the Creative dept for some main points that we want to cover at the panel.
“Vengeance of the Void” - Name derived from new enemy “The Void”
Expansion will also feature the Burning Legion as a central antagonist.
Years after the Burning Crusade, situation in Outland has become unstable. The Burning Legion has regained many lost footholds and made progress agianst the Draenei and other allies on the planet.
Explain that because of balancing issues we’d prefer not to add any more hero classes for the fors. future, so we decided to focus on fan fave races with new lore and other new features.
Explain Nexus Prince Hafari and the Protectorate’s role in the Alliance. Joins after starting experience in Karazhan and a battle with Prince Malchezaar with the help of the Alliance. Crash lands on the planet on an escape from K’aresh. Mention that Ethereals from Protectorate have a running gag with having worse ships than the Draenei.
Explain General Rashiss and the Coralbreach and Naga race role on Horde. Talk about the starting experience in Quel’thalas when Coral Breach is risen from the bottom of the ocean with sorcery.
Demon Hunters will play a big role in the expansion after the Sha’tar discovered Illidan Stormrage’s secret written works in Karabor. These works redeemed Illidan in the eye of the Naaru and the Draenei, and many Demon Hunters from all races have come to learn new secrets to fight against the Legion. Mention that Demon Hunters will not be playable.
Four new “planets” div’d. into subregions: K’aresh (Kahudi Stone Forest, Kalahad Vas, V’denir), Xoroth (Baneheart Landing, Felsteed Fields, Baldun Mountains), Argus (Mac'Aree, Cage of Sargeras, Forge Camp: Victory), The Nether (Voidbreak, K-13 Crash Site, The Span).
Two new starting zones: Deadwind Pass (1-10 Alliance) and Coralbreach (1-10 Horde). Both put the player in the center of the action and feature rich cinematics and stories, and some plain ol’ cool stuff.
A’dal will be the main antagonist of the expansion, or will he? The Void is mysterious, enigmatic, and isn’t so set in it’s goals like the Legion. The Void and A’dal even attempt to help players on a regular basis, especially in the revised “Shadows of Outland” questline in Hellfire (60-62).
A’dal was corrupted in the invasion of Shattrath City by the Void. Absorbed shadow energies into his body and became the “hive father” of the Void. Leads the Void’s armies through the Nether battling the Burning Legion, the Alliance, and the Horde.
Explosion from Deathwing’s demise shattered the Dark Portal, rendering it a major threat for Azeroth. Kirin Tor and Nethergarde work to seal the portal in an arcane shield to prevent Azeroth from being crushed by the pressure of Outland.
A ton of lore for the neglected Shadow Priest class. Lots of new story content for Shadow Priests and their interaction with the Void and A’dal.
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April Fools' 2011 - We Won't Forget You, Crabby
2011/04/02 at 3:45 AM
Yet another April Fools' Day has come and gone softly into the night, leaving in its wake a bunch of jokes and rumors. This year seemed tame to the previous one, where we heard about everything from top guilds merging to aquariums being added, but sometimes tame is good--especially where being pranked is concerned. All in all, there were still some great jokes around the WoW community to be found and fun to be had.
Some of our favorites were:
told us about a newly implemented companion loyalty
. I mean, as Breanni puts it, Hunter pet loyalty is gone--but where exactly did it go?
A guild some of you may have heard of, Paragon,
came up with an elaborate guide to an encounter involving a certain Firelord you may also have heard of
Wings of Chaos and Divine Wings
made us sad when we realized they weren't
introduced their own authenticator
Blizzard, as always, reigned supreme with their multiple jokes that were elaborate and well done.
Fake patch notes made us love Blizzard even more
Crabby was essentially the best idea ever
. We're still waiting to see when he'll return, because judging from the official forums, he was more than a hit. Not to be outdone, of course,
Duskwood also got a dungeon
Naturally, we here at Wowhead had our own jokes. We started softly with introducing
, our little nod to the community and their trolling ways that we love to hate (or is it hate to love?). We enjoyed watching you try to figure out what the algorithm was and basked in our over nine thousand superiority that blue posters had.
Then we went for a bigger joke: "
." Hopefully it made you laugh. The whole staff had fun with this joke and planning it, especially our graphic designer who came up with logo after logo before we decided to go back to the basics instead of being
obvious. (Also, yes, Ashelia knows what Rift are and no, Miyari does not beat her despite what the thread of comments said.)
Finally, we wrapped it all up with
a rumor about armor dyes and Delicia Fay
. This one was probably our most controversial prank and we're sorry for anyone who feels duped or let down; the joke was spurred by an overwhelming desire to have dyes in the game and a love for Felicia Day's contributions to the geeky world. While you could argue it was unfair to get people's hopes up about further customization options in WoW, that wasn't the intention at all. We just wanted to give you something mildly believable, easily proven false (just log onto the PTR!), and also shine some of the spotlight on dyes with the hopes that it makes the idea topical again. It's fallen to the wayside recently and that's a shame. It's also a shame that Paris Hilton has her own NPC and celebrities like Felicia don't. Special thanks for this one go to
The Guild for playing along
(we told Felicia in advance, don't worry, we're not
cruel) as well as to Perculia, our newest volunteer. She was dedicated enough to spend way too much time in Booty Bay, trying to get the perfect combination with the
Orb of the Sin'dorei
and planning outfits the characters.
All in all, we hope you enjoyed this April Fools' Day. If you didn't, take minor consolation in that it's only one day a year--and that Crabby is there for you. Always.
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Blizzard Product Schedule: Leak or Hoax?
2010/12/01 at 1:08 PM
A very interesting image is circulating on The Internet regarding a supposed leak of Blizzard's product schedule. The image is below, as well as the official response from Blizzard, an analysis of the source, and a general review of the info contained therein.
So, is this legit? Let's review!
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