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Blizzard Announces Cinder Kitten Charity Drive
2012/11/07 at 6:09 PM
Much like when Japan was struck with disaster and Blizzard stepped in, this time Blizzard's got their eyes set on selling the upcoming
for Hurricane Sandy relief. 100% of the $10 USD pricetag will go directly to the Red Cross.
Support the Red Cross’s Superstorm Sandy Response relief efforts and adopt a Cinder Kitten when this fiery feline arrives in the Blizzard Store later this year. Your support will enable the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support, and other assistance to survivors of disasters like Superstorm Sandy with 100% of the $10 USD adoption fee during this charity drive going toward this worthy cause.
Details about when and how you can purchase the pet will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! To learn more about the Pet Store, please visit
the Pet Store FAQ
The American Red Cross name and emblem are used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, opinion, or political p
10 and 25-man Lockouts No Longer Shared in 5.1 on KR Realms
2012/10/25 at 11:15 AM
So it's starting to look like 5.1 might have some surprises in store for raiders. The Korean World of Warcraft website
had this update today
stating that in 5.1, 10 and 25-man lockouts will no longer be shared for KR realms--a call back to the days of Wrath of the Lich King where the lockouts were separate and many considered 25-man raids to be vastly more beneficial than 10-man raids. Additionally, 10 and 25-man ilevels will be different giving raiders a further benefit for tackling 25-man raids.
Of course, it remains unseen if this will transition at any point to other realms. At this time, it doesn't appear to be the case.
However, if you look at World of Warcraft's recent PvE scene, it's been obvious that there's a decline in 25-mans that's both felt by the community and heard by the developers. There isn't really a reason to raid 25-mans over 10-mans, as far as time versus reward is concerned; it's hard to maintain a 25-man roster and remain competitive in today's Azeroth. Even world firsts are being tackled by 10-mans
Introducing Our User of the Month Program
2012/10/24 at 2:04 PM
We have a really awesome community that gives us so much and now it's time for us to give back to you--that's why we're excited to announce our new Wowhead User of the Month program launching today!
We're now offering a monthly reward to users who leave thoughtful comments in the database, submit data through our client, and participate in our community. At the end of every month, we'll pick one of
the top 200 participants
in Wowhead's community and give them a special token of our thanks!
For January, we'll be giving away a Mists of Pandaria Collector's Edition!
Remember, as a Wowhead user you can gain reputation in a myriad of ways: from uploading data to uploading a screenshot, there's
tons of ways to gain reputation
. You can keep tabs on your progress through our
and see your standing against other Wowhead users.
5.1 PTR - Build 16173 - New Items, Spell Changes, and More
2012/10/23 at 2:26 PM
Click here to see the latest additions
Tons of new pets added:
Death Talon Whelpguard
Giant Bone Spider
Harbinger of Flame
. They are likely tied to dungeons and are probably tied to
Raiding with Leashes
ilvl 463 weapons
were added, like
Scavenged Pandaren Axe
. These have random stats, just like the 463 armor from scenarios, so maybe these are additional scenario rewards in 5.1.
Two new mounts, showing off your faction pride:
Grand Armored Gryphon
Grand Armored Wyvern
Several glyphs were added:
Several rotten vegetables and leftovers were added:
Expired Blackout Brew
Tome of the Crane
Tome of the Tiger
Tome of the Serpent
each contain 10 Scrolls of Wisdom.
Warlock Tier 14 2 piece bonus now increases the damage of Touch of Chaos.
5.1 PTR - Build 16155 - New Items, Spell Changes, and More
2012/10/17 at 5:37 AM
The PTR's been up for a bit so it's time for some odd patches at the weirdest hours! You know the drill! We've got the latest spell changes, items, and so on for you guys to look at. This patch was mostly about the Darkmoon Faire and adding those awesome carousels we saw the models for last update:
and so on.
Click here to see the latest additions!
The Brawler's Guild looks like it will have special consumables (
Potion of Brawler's Cunning
Brawler's Healing Potion
Potion of Brawler's Deftness
Helix's Acceleration Chemical Kafa Solution
Mega-Potent Healing Potion
Potion of Brawler's Might
), as well as ways in which spectators can contribute to the fight (
). One prize will be an heirloom fist weapon:
Brawler's Razor Claws
A few more vanity pets were added too:
Pandaren Air Spirit
Pandaren Earth Spirit
Pandaren Fire Spirit
Several abilities were added:
New achievements were added for the 5.1 PvP Hubs:
Dominance Offensive Campaign
I'm In Your Base, Killing Your Dudes
Operation: Shieldwall Campaign
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Method Achieves World First 25-man Heroic Mogu'Shan Vaults Clear
2012/10/12 at 8:27 PM
Our friends over at
just had a really good day in World of Warcraft--they've done the unthinkable and been the first in the world to clear Mogu'Shan Vaults on heroic mode in 25-man!
Check out their post about the process
check out their YouTube channel
for other kill videos.
Be sure to congratulate them, this is by no means a small feat! We'll be posting their videos as they come in! For now we have their epic nerd screams as they get their world first below.
Brewfest (Sept. 27th to Oct. 13th) Guide
2012/09/27 at 9:56 PM
Celebrated by both the Horde and the Alliance, the Brewfest is a time to enjoy the fermented fruits of the harvest: pretzels, cheese, and booze! The competing breweries Thunderbrew, Barleybrew, and the Ogres, all come together outside of all the major cities in a bid to outdo each other with their special ales, meads, and beers. Brave adventurers are invited to sit back, take a pull, and sample the finest wares these brewers have to offer!
During Brewfest, players can acquire the title
and collect fun mounts like
Swift Brewfest Ram
! This year's event was a bit delayed just for Mists of Pandaria's launch and has new level 90 epics available:
Thousand-Year Pickled Egg
Coren's Cold Chromium Coaster
Bubbliest Brightbrew Charm
Bitterest Balebrew Charm
In addition, there are two new items from vendors:
Brewfest, based on Oktoberfest, runs from
New Site Features: Battle Pets Map and Visual Pet Database
2012/09/24 at 5:06 PM
The entire Wowhead team has been hard at work updating our database to the MoP version of data so be sure to check it out! We have
a battle pet database
a new world map
, and every section of the database updated to Mists of Pandaria's latest. We'll continue to be updating the site throughout the week as well.
The addition of pet battles is one of the biggest features Blizzard's bringing with Mists of Pandaria and it's the one we worked especially hard on. Here are the two features we've added to make your pet collecting a lot smoother:
A visual pet battle database for every pet out there
Search for detailed pets with a variety of filters: source, location, and more
See every pet's detailed stats and information
Search by images or plain text to find the perfect pet
A complete world map showing every pet location
Find pets by zone to add to y
Pirates' Day (Sept. 19th) Guide
2012/09/19 at 9:45 AM
Avast, ye landlubbers--it's that time of year again! Put on your
Bloodsail Admiral's Hat
and get ready to celebrate pirates because September 19th is
in World of Warcraft--an in-game version of the international holiday
Talk Like A Pirate Day
. While not a full-blown holiday, Pirates' Day still brings the grog and its very own achievement for the one day it comes to Azeroth.
While you can get the buff from pirates throughout the faction cities, the main festivities take place in Booty Bay; here players will find pirates celebrating on top the roof of the Booty Bay bank. Once you've arrived, speak to the
Dread Captain DeMeza
and share a festive drink. She will grant you the
buff, giving you a sweet pirate costume of whatever race your character is which lasts 12 hours! This buff will stay on while mounted, in combat, and even persists through death--unless, of course, you're a druid and you like to shapeshift.
Obtaining this buff will also earn you one achievement:
The Captain's Booty
. Since it can only be obtained in this 24 hour window, it's one of the rarer achieveme
Mists of Pandaria Launch Times
2012/09/18 at 1:08 PM
The official Mists of Pandaria launch times are as follows:
North and Latin American realms - 12:00 a.m. PDT, September 25
European realms - 12:00 a.m. CEST, September 25
Korean/Taiwan realms - 12:00 a.m. KST, September 27
With this expansion, we’re using a new bit of tech that will unlock the expansion content, make the intro quest magically pop up in your quest log, and allow you to begin playing the expansion immediately without the need to log out and back in. If everything goes as planned this will be a smooth transition to the adventures that await you in the new continent.
See you in-game!
Play Games? Answer This Survey and Win!
2012/09/14 at 3:35 PM
We've got the maximum amount of responses we can handle so we taking the survey down! Thanks guys!
We've been making it a habit to do research surveys for advertising to help make Wowhead and the ZAM Network more relevant for our users. They've been pretty successful thanks to you guys--so successful, in fact, that we've doing yet another!
Just answer this online survey about your gaming preferences regarding the RPG genre and we'll pick eight lucky participants to win Amazon gift cards. All information is confidential and we will only use your email to contact you about the prize should you win.
Two people will win $100 USD Amazon gift card
Two people will win a $50 USD Amazon gift card
Four people will win a $25 USD Amazon gift card
Introducing Our Borderlands 2 Database
2012/09/13 at 7:20 PM
Borderlands 2 is coming out in five days and a lot of us are really excited about it! That's why some of the ZAM and Wowhead team has been working overtime to make a skill calculator for its four classes: the
. Once we get in and see what the data is like, we're hoping to provide you with other awesome features and resources.
Check out BL2DB right now
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