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New Site Features: Item Finder, Improved Search Results, More Maps and Fishing Pools
2014/02/07 at 12:36 PM
Today we're taking a look at some of the projects the Wowhead team has recently finished! With a complimentary Level 90 boost in Warlords of Draenor and the
options to purchase additional Level 90 Character Boosts
, we want to make Wowhead as welcoming as possible for new players.
For a complete list of what we've been working on, check out our
We have a lot of advanced filters and data on Wowhead, but want to make the database accessible to new players as well! Our new
tool breaks down some of the most popular filters for Gear, Consumables, Professions, and Mounts with a user-friendly interface.
For Gear, just choose your level, item slot, class or specialization, then hit Find Equipment.
For Consumables, Glyphs, and other character enhancements, selecting your level and class or specialization will return appropriate results as well.
For Professions, choose a Profession and then select what type of item you want: things you acquire from gathering professions, reagents, lootable recipes, or craftable things.
Players love mounts, so we've highlighted them on the page as well. Once you click on a mount filter, your search results can be viewed as a text list or gallery of images.
You can easily return to the Item Finder tool by clicking on the red button on the right side of all item search result pages, or if you're encouraged to dig deeper, refine your search with our dozens of filters in the dropdown menu!
Improved Search Results
We've enhanced our basic search results page to show popular results and guides so you can find what you need faster:
The most visited pages for a particular search term are now displayed at the top of the page.
Next to popular results, we've highlighted some of our featured guides by Wowhead staff and users.
The traditional tabs below are now organized by popularity as well.
You can filter a tab's results further from your initial search. Just click on the message at the top of a tab's search results.
New Data: Subzone Maps and Fishing Pools
Caves are really easy to get lost in, so we've added maps of all subzones to Wowhead! You can find all the new maps via a new dropdown option in our
and from the "Areas" tab on their parent zone pages. For example,
now links to
Caverns of Time
The Gaping Chasm
The Noxious Lair
Based on feedback, we've also added a
section to the database with basic pool location and catch information. This should help looking up items that only can be caught in certain pools, like
. To take your fishing skills to the next level, check out
Els' Extreme Anglin'
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Site Improvements: Zones, Image Sorting, Item Enhancements, Page Browsing
2014/01/10 at 12:07 PM
2014 has just started and we've already got some site improvements in place we want to share! We've been tweaking some of our current tools these past few weeks to give you a more user-friendly experience here at Wowhead, ranging from image filters to a new way to browse search results.
For a complete list of site developments, check out our
page for more details.
Our popular image galleries for transmog sets, battle pets, and Hearthhead cards can now be sorted! Click on the sort options at the top left of the gallery to check it out.
You can also always view these pages in their traditional layout by clicking on the "Text" tab above the Image Gallery. Items with 3D models also have a special image view--click on the "Gallery" tab to see this alternate view.
Improved Page Browsing
We've added an alternate way to browse search results on Wowhead. If you get a list of results back and don't want to keep returning to that page, you can simply click on an item and then move back and forth between results using the red arrow buttons at the top right. The Up button will take you back to your main list of search results.
We've significantly revamped how zones are presented on Wowhead. Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios are grouped under a new
now group all zones by suggested level, in addition to continents.
If you're stumped on where to go next or want a change of scenery, check out one of our leveling hub pages to see what questing areas, raids, dungeons, and scenarios are available for your level. The maps on these pages are also clickable as well and take you to specific zones!
Item Enhancement Scaling
In Patch 5.4, enchants, profession perks, and gems had their level requirements removed. You can apply these to any item now, but high-powered items will have their stats scaled down if you are low level. We've always shown scaling on database pages with sliders underneath tooltips, but we added a few more ways to see scaling on Wowhead.
You can now replicate these scaled stats in our item comparison tool and Profiler. In the item comparison tool, just select the character level from the menu at the top left and your enchants and gems will automatically adjust in the stat table and tooltips. For the Profiler, viewing a Battle.net character on Wowhead will automatically display their scaled-down enchants and gems on tooltips.
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New Site Feature: Sound Database and Playlists
2013/12/18 at 3:04 PM
Today the Wowhead team is excited to announce our new
! Head on over to
to hear all the sounds for NPCs, spells, sound effects, zone music, and more!
We've also added new sounds to even more pages. Previously users were able to hear sound effects and zone music on their respective pages, but we've expanded our sound library today to include NPC gossip and all spells--from
! Click on the
tab on any page to hear more.
Sounds also have their own pages and markup now. For example, you can go straight to a page to hear
your pathetic magic betrays you
, or for a change of pace, soothing
Vale of Eternal Blossom nature sounds
. (If a sound isn't showing up in a particular browser, please read
for more details.)
We were also sent the
SteelSeries Siberia v2 headset
while developing our sound database and used it to test out all the new features.
Check out our review
You can save your favorite sounds in
now--come up with a set of all your favorite zone music to play as you're at work! Just click on the red "Add" button found on
Sound search results
, and other database pages with associated sounds, such as
These selected sounds will then show up on your playlist, found at
, or at the top of the Sounds menu.
You can continue to add or remove sounds, and when listening via the playlist, the tracks will automatically play one after the other.
Moonkin Hatchling Giveaway
To celebrate this new feature, we're giving away
! All you have to do is enter is leave a comment linking to your favorite sound effect or music, either via our
new sound database
or any other database page that has a sound file on it.
This giveaway will go until
Monday, December 23rd, at 3pm EST
. Grats to the winners: Anevara, Antrion, Araielle, blackfyre629, Chaospaint, Chinassiah, dahnja, darkavatar77, Gameeommy, Kre8ive, NEArwen, Pelontir, Shoningun, Veill, vintn87. Winners have been emailed loot codes.
Note: due to the holidays and high volume of shop purchases, Blizzard has incorrectly flagged my account and voided my purchases to players on US servers. We'll take a look after Christmas--EU players should have received their Moonkin codes.
Click here to check out our sounds database now!
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New Site Feature: Tablet-Friendly Wowhead and Hearthhead
2013/12/16 at 3:13 PM
We're always striving to improve the Wowhead browsing experience and today we have a big feature to share with you--
are now optimized for tablet devices!
Our tablet version has all the same content as regular
, just much more touchscreen-friendly. We've made improvements like redesigned page layouts and a new menu and tab system for easier navigation.
Whether you're looking forward to playing Hearthstone on your tablet or are farming in WoW and don't want to alt-tab to look something up, our optimized sites will make finding what you need even faster when you're on a tablet.
We also wanted to mention that we know a lot of users have also been asking for a smartphone version of our websites--and we haven't forgotten about that. Hearthstone is very tablet-orientated though and we wanted to test out responsiveness on
at first--smartphones could always be down the line.
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New Site Feature: Tracking Collections on Wowhead
2013/12/13 at 11:19 AM
A few weeks ago, we released a new feature letting users track
their quest progress
on database pages and search results. You loved it and asked for more, so we expanded the tool to track even more things!
In addition to quests, you can now track a character's collected
Just pick a character and save it on Wowhead via the
, click on the green resync icon next to their name to make sure it's completely updated, and click on the Red Heart/Pin option to get started. When you visit pages or get a list of results, you'll now see your collection progress as well as modified tooltips showing what you've completed or still need to collect.
You can also see everything at once on your character's Profiler page. There are tabs for many collection categories and you can sort different categories by Complete, In Progress, and Incomplete. This also shows you basic information about things you still want to collect, like their source.
We've recently added a feature to hide things you may never be interested in collecting, like all Collector's Edition pets. Simply click on the new
option at the top right and select the types of things you want to hide. These will automatically be moved from Complete/Incomplete results to a new Not Counted section.
In addition, players can click on checkboxes to the left of an item's name in a Profiler list and then click on the "Exclude" button to ignore, if it doesn't fall into any of the above categories.
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New Site Features: Quest Tracking, New Sounds and Music, Guide Improvements
2013/11/27 at 11:28 AM
We've got another batch of new site features that we're excited to share with you before the holiday weekend! To check out everything our team has been working on, visit the
Warcraft Sounds and Music
Really like a zone's music? Want to brush up on what a boss' deadly ability sounds like? We've added spell sounds and zone music to Wowhead pages!
Spell pages with associated sounds include:
Boss Emote Anachronos 03
Music tied to items:
You can also visit a zone's page now, like
, to hear all the music associated with it.
Quest Tracking Improvements
We've added a new way for players to see if they've completed certain quests or not. You can look up a character's progress on quest pages now!
All you have to do is import a
via the Profiler, and then go to you
and click on the heart icon to the left of one of your profiles to "pin" it.
If you visit any quest page, or browse a bunch of quests in search results, you'll see if you've completed quests for that pinned character in the
column for search results, or under
on individual pages. Tooltips will even show which character has completed a quest!
You can track quests for multiple characters at once too--just select several characters from your Profiles tab.
A lot of Wowhead users have created awesome guides, and we've improved our guide section to showcase them better:
You can see popular Wowhead and user-created guides on relevant database pages--like the
Pilgrim's Bounty guide
now shows up on recipe and food pages with a special graphic.
main guides page
has a new landing page, featuring guide categories and recent guides.
We've added several guide categories--
Featured guides with images now appear at the top of search results, and we are always evaluating and adding guides to this list.
Feel free to submit one!
We've improved how guides are styled so they look more polished like Wowhead News, and added a sidebar showing similar guides, recent guides, popular guides, and other guides by an author. If you like the old layout, you can click on an arrow to hide the sidebar as well.
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New Site Features: Spell Changelog, Hearthhead Front Page and Streams
2013/11/04 at 3:40 PM
BlizzCon is very soon and we've got some great coverage planned, but we've been also spending a lot of time on new site features that we're very excited to share with you!
Hearthhead Front Page, Streams, Guides
got upgraded from Basic to Golden with a new layout this weekend. All of our tools are now easily accessible from the front page, as well as a list of recent forum topics and Hearthstone blue posts. We've even added a new feature--
. Now you can browse a list of popular Twitch streams and watch them on Hearthhead.
We've also added some new features to our popular guide section. If you're looking for a guide, that got easier with a
new main page for Guides
and a new
Card Count filter section
where you can specify the number of cards of a certain quality, set, and type.
We've also added some things to player guides:
About the Author
section displays other guides written by the same person and shows their Twitch, Facebook, and Twitter details if they opt to share them!
in the Quick Facts section lets you export a formatted list of a guide's cards to Reddit, the Wowhead forums, other forums, or plain text. You can customize the export as well--simply click on the "Group By" and "Sort By" options on a guide page to present the cards the way you want.
Wowhead Spell Changelog
WoW has been changing their spells around
--it can be hard to keep all the changes straight, like
Dream of Cenarius
in Patch 5.4. That's where our new
comes in--we show all the times a spell has been changed since Cataclysm Patch 4.1.
We even track PTR spell changes that never made it to live, so you can see how some controversial spells got buffed and nerfed several times before their finished state.
tab, you'll see a spell's old tooltip, any name changes, and the patch build it was changed in. Just visit a spell's page, and if it's been changed in any form, there will be a new Changelog tab on the page!
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New Hearthhead Site Achievements and Arena Log, Beta Patch Notes
2013/10/17 at 12:56 PM
Since Hearthhead's launch last week, we've added a bunch of new features we're excited to share with you! A small beta patch is also going live today, which includes a change to
and a bugfix where renaming a deck prevented players from editing the deck.
Also a quick reminder that we've got two contests going on this week for Hearthstone beta keys--we're giving
1500 keys away here on Wowhead and Hearthhead
100 keys on Hearthhead's Facebook
Introducing Hearthhead Achievements
We've added numerous site achievements for using popular Hearthhead tools, just like we have for Wowhead tools! Now you can earn copper, silver, and gold achievements on Hearthhead whether you're writing guides or using the Arena Practice tool. Site achievements increase your user reputation and can unlock more
Check out the full list here
New Site Features
Since Hearthhead's launch last week, we've added of number of features based on user feedback! You can now sort and group cards multiple ways in
and see what cards are obtained from leveling heroes on our new
on Hero pages or via a card's Quick Facts.
Our biggest update was adding the
tool. As you select cards with our tool, your chosen and rejected cards are displayed below, organized in pick order. This helps you analyze your choices as you progress through drafting. You can even filter cards by mechanics and when you're done picking your 30 cards, you can choose to redo the card draw with the exact same cards to practice more.
Kripparrian made a video this week on how he found the Arena Log useful--it's a neat overview of the tool.
Click the cut to see the new patch notes!
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New Site Feature: Battle Pet Team Calculator
2013/08/14 at 6:10 PM
Pet battles have been one of the hit features of Mists of Pandaria, and the Wowhead team has enjoyed developing new pet features over the expansion--a
visual battle pet gallery
interactive pet map
. Today, we're pleased to announce our latest tool--a
Battle Pet Team Calculator
To get started, just go to
Tools > Battle Pet Team Calculator
and click to add pets! You can create your own teams, import Battle.net character teams, look at trainer teams, and compare teams with our new tool.
requiring you to level a bunch of pets simply to participate, now is the time to start leveling your pets and thinking about making the perfect pet team.
We've also added
Battle Pet Calculator
buttons on trainer and collectible pet pages--clicking on the button opens up a new calculator with the specific pet.
of the battle pet section from Blizzard's own character profiles, Wowhead's battle pet team calculator will still provide an easy way to look up in-game teams. Just enter in a region, realm, and character name, and click load!
Selecting a Battle.net character also gives you the option to build future pet teams only using that character's collected set of pets. When adding a pet to a team, you'll be prompted to select between all collectible pets or a character's unique set of pets.
Comparing Pet Teams
Simply click on the "Compare" button to switch to a comparison view. You can compare your team to other player teams, custom teams, most battle pet trainer teams, and elite pets. When 5.4 hits, you'll be able to see how your team holds up against the
At the bottom of the page, we've provided a breakdown of your selected pets and abilities:
: Types of attacks your pets are vulnerable to.
: Types of attacks your pets take less damage from.
: Pet types your team's abilities are weak against.
: Pet types your team's abilities are strong against.
: Abilities with healing components. Pure healing abilities are marked by a red heart.
: Abilities that apply auras, buffs, and debuffs. Mousing over icons displays the ability as well as the aura.
: Abilities that apply states which other abilities can exploit (Chilled, Bleeding, Poisoned, etc).
: Abilities that apply weather effects or benefit from them.
When comparing two teams, the pet summary will update to show what pets specifically are affected by your Strong and Weak abilities. We've also greyed out abilities that aren't affected by the enemy team, to highlight important abilities better.
We're open to adding additional details in the summary section, so if you have any suggestions, let us know.
Click here to check out our new battle pet team calculator!
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Site Updates: Image Search Results, Loot Specialization Filters, and More
2013/08/01 at 11:12 AM
With all the recent 5.4 PTR coverage, it's a good time to step back and highlight some of the cool projects and database improvements our dev team has been working on. We've added image galleries to our search results, some new loot specialization tools, and more!
Image Gallery: Search Results and "Same Model As" Tab
We've added image search results, generated by our 3D Modelviewer, for all armor and weapons! To view the image results, simply click on the
tab next to the default
option. Clicking on an image will open up our 3D modelviewer, and clicking on the name will take you to the item's page.
We've also turned the
Same Model As
tab on all armor and weapon pages into an image gallery as well. With images for all items, players can easily spot what armor not only has a matching style, but also identical colors--a popular site request among our transmog users.
Loot Specialization Filters
Patch 5.3 introduced the
system, which allowed players to more easily collect off-spec loot. By pre-selecting a loot specialization, all items acquired from questing, Bonus Rolls, LFR, and Heroic Scenarios would be suitable for that spec--regardless of what spec the player currently is.
Whether you need to know loot specialization details for planning out bonus rolls or knowing what spec has a quest reward that's a unique transmog model, we've added some tools to Wowhead to help you out.
Loot Specialization details have been added to raid boss pages. We've added a row of class buttons on top of each boss' loot table--click on a particular class to see spec details in the
column. You can clear results by clicking on the
Item pages affected by loot specialization now display spec icons underneath their tooltips.
New item filters: going to "
Requires Loot Specialization...
" under General will let you filter loot by spec or by class.
Battle Pet Breeds
We've made some adjustments to our battle pet search results so players can find pets with specific stats and breeds more easily.
Search results for battle pets now display health, power, and speed stats for specific breeds.
You can specify what breed you'd like to see in results with our
new Breed filters
In search results, if a pet has multiple breeds, there will be a dotted line underneath the displayed Breed information. Clicking on that brings up a simple list of the other Breed options, and selecting a different breed will modify the pet's stats accordingly.
And as a refresher course on breeds: they're are simply another way Blizzard creates variance with their battle pets. There are ten possible Breeds--of which each pet is assigned only a few. These breeds affect a pet's stats in unique ways, which we display on our battle pet pages with percentages.
Spell Data Refinements
We're also continuing to refine how our spell data is displayed:
In Patch 5.4, in-game trinket tooltips will show proc per minute information. We've updated our tooltips accordingly to display proc per minute and ICD details--but due to how Blizzard has handled the data, you'll have to visit
our PTR domain
for this information until Patch 5.4 goes live.
section on each
, we've added information on a spell's flags--useful when theorycrafting. Clicking on each flag will open up a list of spells that share that particular flag as well.
Spell pages now display a Modifies tab, in addition to Modifies By. Useful for deciphering vague tooltips and figuring out what abilities are affected by set bonuses, glyphs, masteries, class abilities, legendary procs, and more!
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