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Downtime Tuesday #17, New Garrison Threats Database, Selfie Scavenger Hunt Week 2
2015/05/26 at 10:04 AM
Downtime Tuesday Episode 17 with
covers no flying, 6.2 itemization, mass miling, and more!
Keep reading for information on Wowhead's new
Garrison Threats database
, more information on the
film, and details on the Selfie Scavenger Hunt.
Wowhead Weekly #34, 6.2 Ship Database Live, Kael'thas in Heroes
2015/05/09 at 9:50 AM
Wowhead Weekly returns with all the latest 6.2 news, including Gronnling mount models, info on how the shipyard works, and how to craft epic gems.
Wowhead Weekly is a World of Warcraft podcast with Wowhead Site Manager Perculia and Downtime Tuesday host TradeChat where all the recent Blizzard news and Wowhead developments are discussed. You can
subscribe to our YouTube Channel
to see every episode. We also livestream each episode Friday afternoons, starting at 6pm EST, on
We love answering questions, so leave any you'd like us to answer on the next show in the comments section! Read the full article for a list of topics and links.
New Site Features: Customize the Front Page Sidebar, Item Upgrades, Video Submissions, Asian Realms
2015/05/07 at 2:41 PM
Today we're taking a break from 6.2 coverage to highlight some of the recent new site features the Wowhead team has launched! We highlighted our
transmog set revamp with images for all races
a few weeks ago, and today we have improvements for item recommendations and stat weights, video submissions, and Asian realm support for the Profiler.
Patron users can also customize the front-page sidebar--you can move Today in Draenor up to the top of the page now!
New Site Feature: Transmog Set Images for All Races, Comment to Win a Grinning Reaver Mount
2015/04/23 at 10:40 AM
transmog set database
is one of the most popular parts of the site, and we gave it an epic new look!
You can now select what race and gender you want to browse the transmog set images in. Just select your race/gender combination above the gallery on the right-hand side and all sets in the gallery and their tooltips will change appearances. The images now use the updated Warlords models as well.
In addition, you can change the image on a particular set's page by using the menu in Quick Facts.
The default model will be set to your modelviewer preferences under Settings if logged in, and the transmog set pages will remember your previous preferences if you changed the gender/race via the menu.
The transmog set database is a unique part of Wowhead. The sets, which are put together by the staff, group together all matching items in the game. You can also filter the sets by class, tier, armor type, styles and more to narrow down the results.
Learn about all the transmog resources on Wowhead over on our
transmog resource hub
We're giving away 5
to celebrate. Just reply with a link to your favorite set in
Wowhead's transmog set database
to be eligible to win! This giveaway ends Thursday, April 30th.
Friday Update Arcade, Popular Database Pages in Sidebar, 15% Off Blizzard Shop Apparel
2015/03/27 at 11:50 AM
Edit 9:50 PM: Check out the
March 27th Hotfixes
Popular Database Pages on Sidebar
Similar to how we're now showing
what daily quests are up for each region
, we're also showing what the most visited achievement, battle pet, faction, follower, mount, and toy pages were in the last week! Just head over to the right-hand side of the front page and scroll down to the "Popular Pages" section.
If you want to learn even more about popular items, our search result tabs are ordered by popularity, and the lists in each tab are also ordered by popularity in the last week. For example, if you search for
Reins of the Dark Phoenix
is the most popular item, followed by the weapons
Sunfury Bow of the Phoenix
Sun-Lute of the Phoenix King
Twinblade of the Phoenix
. Farther down the list you'll see all four pandaren phoenix mounts, with
Reins of the Ashen Pandaren Phoenix
visited the most and
Reins of the Emerald Pandaren Phoenix
visited the least.
Another example is searching for
. At the time this post was published, the
Music Roll: The Black Temple
page was visited the most out of all the music rolls, followed by
Music Roll: Angelic
Music Roll: Totems of the Grizzlemaw
Friday Update Arcade
Lindsay is back with the latest episode of Friday Update Arcade! Topics include Bloodborne and Pillars of Eternity launching, new League skins which you can see on our
sister site Lolking
, and a reminder to change your Twitch password.
New Site Feature: Check Today's Draenor Dailies on Wowhead's Front Page
2015/03/25 at 1:19 PM
Not sure what daily quests are up in your Garrison? Need one remaining daily to get
? We're now tracking the region-wide daily quests in Draenor so you know what's up before logging in.
We're showing information on Apexis, Bounty, Challenge, Dungeon, Inn, Profession, and Weekly quests across several regions. We also have a daily quest reset countdown so you know how much time you have left to complete the dailies.
All you have to is visit Wowhead's front page and look at the "Today in Draenor" section on the right-hand side of the page. You can also visit a daily quest page in the database and it will tell you if it's active!
This feature is powered by the
, which also helps us keep our data up to date and provides you with extra toybox, follower, and heirloom information on the
. The more players who use the Wowhead Client, the faster our Today in Draenor sidebar gets updated!
Edit: Thanks for all the feedback! We'll look into what additional info we can track like Garrison pet battles and Trading Post Orders. If you have any suggestions, leave them in the comments.
New Profiler Feature: Pin Your Character, Get Gear Recommendations on Database Pages
2015/03/22 at 12:55 PM
We love showing personalized information on database pages that's powered via the
, and we've expanded this to cover gear recommendations!
pin a Battle.net character
, you'll see a special "Upgrade for" section in Quick Facts when visiting any gear page. This lists the name of the character for whom it is an upgrade and clicking on it takes you to their Profile page. For raid items, which have multiple difficulties on each page, the recommendations specify what difficulty is an upgrade.
This is currently a simple comparison--it does not take into account item variations or recommend trinkets--but we have some more refinements coming to items soon. We're excited about using our Pin feature in a new way!
Check out our
page for a look at other cool stuff we've been doing.
New Site Features: WebGL Modelviewer, Follower Tracking and Mission Calculator
2015/02/22 at 12:50 PM
With the announcement that 6.1 is coming on Tuesdsay, now is the perfect time to share some site improvements we've been working on!
We've revamped our modelviewer, switching from Flash to WebGL, and we also have a number of improvements for our mission calculator and follower tracking.
Also be sure to check out the
recent episode of Wowhead Weekly
for a rundown of 6.1 guides on Wowhead and how you can prepare for the patch.
New Site Feature: Garrison Follower Tracking and Mission Recommendations
2015/01/30 at 12:06 PM
Users can now track their followers on Wowhead's Profiler and get personalized follower suggestions for all missions! This was one of our most-requested features in Warlords of Draenor and we're happy to finally launch.
We also have the latest episode of
Friday Update Arcade
--catch up on the recent news in videogames!
Battle.net profile page
, there's a new Followers tab:
Track which followers you've acquired and sort by source.
Filter your list of followers by what enemy threat they counter.
View their weapon/armor ilvls, level, quality, and counters.
Followers have customized tooltips showing their unique abilities and traits.
Once your follower collection is on Wowhead, mission pages can recommend ideal followers based on your collection:
Visit any missions page (full list on
) and click on "My followers" to select a character.
Then click on Auto-Fill to see your recommended followers for the mission!
You can then modify the suggested followers--change their ilvl, abilities, and traits to see how their success chance changes.
You can also swap in other followers you've collected, even inactive ones, by clicking on the follower portraits in the calc.
The mission calculator also works for PTR missions and new 6.1 abilities like .
New Site Feature: Track Your Toy Box with Wowhead's Profiler
2015/01/13 at 4:14 PM
We've expanded our
to track even more in-game collections!
Users can now track their
collection on Wowhead
--browse what you still need to collect, filter by source, and see completion tracking info when viewing search results and item pages.
To get set up, you will need to verify your character. This is a one-time process.
Log in to Wowhead
View your character
in the Profiler
Click on the Verify option on the header and follow the instructions. If you
log in via Battle.net
, this step will happen automatically.
Download and install the
From here, whenever you want to update your Toy Box data on Wowhead, do the following:
Log in to your character in-game (with the Wowhead Looter addon running). You don't need to open any tabs or perform any actions--just go in game!
Exit WoW, and use the Wowhead Client to submit your data to Wowhead
Hit "Update" on your Character Profile to see the latest information.
Note: We are investigating an issue where you may need to repeat this series of steps in order to have the Toy Box information appear. If you do not see toys on Wowhead, try repeating these steps.
Once that is done, Toy Box information will appear on your character's Profile. To return to this page, head to the "My Profiles" section of your user menu dropdown at the top right of any Wowhead page.
Your Profile will have a new "Toys" tab which displays all of your toys, broken down by source so you can easily decide which to collect. If you click the "Filter" option on the Profiler's header, you can hide different types of toys you don't want to collect--those from the opposite faction, requiring a profession, currently-unobtainable toys, and more.
Finally, if you click the "Pin" option on your Profiler's header, your Toy Box information is displayed when you browse toys across Wowhead. Quick Facts on Toy pages, search results with toys, and tooltips will have a checkbox showing completion for your character, so you can always keep track of what you do and don't have collected.
To learn more about toys, check out our
complete Toy Box guide
Toy Box Filter
January 9th Hotfixes, Big Crates of Salvage Stack, Blue Posts on Haunted Memento and Tier 18 Design
2015/01/09 at 3:17 PM
In today's news, we have an interesting bit of trivia on why
was nerfed, as well as some good news for mount collectors.
Edit: Hotfixes were posted for January 9th, but an important change not documented, but noted by many players, is that
Big Crate of Salvage
January 9th Hotfixes
Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
Barn Level 3
: Trapping now awards a caged beast for each nearby party member with an appropriate level barn. More information regarding the change can be found
on the forums
should no longer be incorrectly phased in some instances.
is now immune to crowd-control effects.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
s should no longer cause all players in the zone to go into combat.
Grand Marshal Tremblade
High Warlord Volrath
should no longer be able to be pulled through the side gates.
Battlegrounds and Arenas
: Using Ice Floes or
should no longer incorrectly allow players to capture a point while moving.
: The northern track switch should now work correctly.
Follower Database Improvements: See All Potential Abilities for Followers, More Ability Filters
2015/01/05 at 12:41 PM
databases have received some improvements to better help you pick followers!
Follower pages now display all the potential abilities they can get, instead of just their default abilities. This should take some of the guesswork out of upgrading followers--the abilities aren't totally random.
Random abilities are now included (with default abilities) in the abilities listview at the bottom of the page.
Default abilities now show up in the follower tooltip at the top of the page.
This will help you plan out what followers to level, what threats they can potentially counter, what counters you should filter for at the Inn if you want a specific follower, and which is worth using
Follower Retraining Certificate
A follower's potential pool of abilities is determined by their class and spec. This includes Inn followers, of which many do not have any default abilities. Using rogues as an example:
All Rogues can potentially have
Marked for Death
can only be acquired by
is an ability a rogue can never get.
To browse our followers database, head to
or Database > Garrisons > Followers via the navigation menu.
We've added more filters and details to garrison ability pages:
Cannot be obtained randomly
: Some abilities can be preset on a follower, but are not randomly chosen via
Follower Retraining Certificate
or quality upgrades.
ability is a good example--he comes with it automatically and nobody else has it.
: You can only have one ability from this
on a follower. This includes all profession traits,
: These abilities cannot be lost when rerolling abilities with
Follower Retraining Certificate
We have filters for all these categories, found on
, and the relevant information is also displayed on Quick Facts pages such as
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