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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 [url=
5.4.2 Hotfixes for December 17th, Hearthstone Patch 18.104.22.16843 Notes, Warcraft Film Update
2013/12/18 at 12:47 PM
just announced some more casting choices
for the upcoming film! Clancy Brown and Daniel Wu are joining the cast! WARCRAFT is scheduled to release March 11, 2016.
Players may find Brown's voice familiar as he was the voice of
. You may also remember him as Kurgan in
and Captain Byron Hadley in
The Shawshank Redemption
There were some short but useful changes today for both WoW and Hearthstone!
Terrace of Endless Spring
is now easier to queue for on LFR. You do not need to complete Heart of Fear before starting Terrace on LFR--all you need is ilvl 470. Previously, you could skip Heart of Fear on Normal mode.
Paragons of the Klaxxi have gotten several changes--notably melee damage is less spiky.
For Hearthstone, several cards were changed that utilize the
An Arena bug was fixed that prevented players from re-entering if they closed the client before obtaining their rewards.
Click the cut to read the
Heroes of the Storm Live Developer Q&A
2013/12/17 at 1:10 PM
Watch live video from Heroes of the Storm on www.twitch.tv
We revealed all kinds of great details about Heroes of the Storm at BlizzCon last month and thousands of you who managed to attend sank your teeth into the Nexus for the first time. Whether you got the chance to swing by BlizzCon in-person, or followed along with panel discussion on the live stream,
Patch 5.4.2 Hotfixes for December 16th
2013/12/16 at 7:28 PM
Blizzard just posted some hotfixes for
. Of particular note:
Flex mode will use weighted randomization rather than strict breakpoints, so there's no ideal amount of players to bring anymore.
Using the cross-realm raid browser now requires a minimum ilvl:
Vale of Eternal Sorrows
requires a minimum item level of 510.
Gates of Retribution
requires a minimum item level of 517.
requires a minimum item level of 524.
requires a minimum item level of 531.
Legendary Metagem effects (
Capacitive Primal Diamond
Courageous Primal Diamond
Indomitable Primal Diamond
Sinister Primal Diamond
) no longer activate in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and Rated Battlegrounds.
Click the cut for the full hotfixes!
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.
Feast of Winter Veil 2013 Guide (December 16 - January 2)
2013/12/16 at 11:52 AM
Feast of Winter Veil
is hitting servers early Monday so get prepared to drink some
Winter Veil Egg Nog
, sit by your
, and open your
--wait, what? Is that a new type of present we've found in the database? There's a new holiday gift waiting for you under this year's tree, and your
Father Winter's Helper
has stopped sulking and is ready for some pet battles, so this is one holiday you don't want to miss!
Changes in 2013
The 2013 special gift in your faction's capital city is
Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer Controller
. Two achievements have been added:
Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer
The Danger Zone
has a number of improvements as well. It can drop all the old Winter Veil toys and some of them now grant holiday Feats of Strength.
Players can collect a new battle pet:
Rotten Little Helper
. This is a Humanoid battle pet with the following abilities:
Graccu's Mince Meat Fruitcake
is also a bit easier to obtain. It is sold by Copperpinch and Jingleproket vendors for and is in the daily
The Exalted: An Overview of all Reputations
2013/12/15 at 11:17 AM
last weekend guide to all titles
, this guide provides an overview of all the factions in the game to help you work towards your
titles! Friendships (Tillers and Nat Pagle) do not count as reputations, and you must hit Exalted with all the factions on the same character, so this can be a bit of a challenge if you love alts.
We've broken it down the same way it's categorized on your character's reputation tab and provided summaries of each faction, their perks, and related achievements. We've also summarized some buffs that can provide reputation boosts.
Click the cut to read our reputation overview!
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.
5.4.2 Patch Notes and Hotfixes
2013/12/11 at 3:26 PM
Patch 5.4.2 Hotfixes
modified by the talent
should now correctly provide immunity to physical interrupt effects.
now has a casting time of 2 seconds (down from 4 seconds).
Resolved an issue where Battle Pets were incorrectly receiving the
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
Siege of Orgrimmar
Paragons of the Klaxxi
Hisek the Swarmkeeper
will no longer hit players with Fire if the channel effect of
Korven the Prime
will now always apply
's bleed effect to the target of his
, and will pull the tank towards them during
if they're over 12 yards away.
Skeer the Bloodseeker
will now only pull the tank towards them if they're over 13 yards away (up from 12 yards away).
Throne of Thunder
Hearthstone Closed Beta Patch Notes for Build 22.214.171.12417 and Ranked Play Details
2013/12/10 at 11:59 AM
The Hearthstone closed beta patch notes were updated today, with some huge changes for players.
The special BlizzCon 2013 card has been added! This card can summon Power Chord cards: , , . It also has the achievement
Ready to Rock
Players can now abandon one
per day now.
Completely new Ranked Play system!
Each month of Ranked Play is a season.
There are 25 new ranks and minion portraits for each level.
Players gain and lose stars for wins and losses. These stars determine your rank.
Players who are already the top rank (Rank 1: Innkeeper), have an additional ranking system: Legend. These players have a legendary orange mana crystal and have their region-wide ranking displayed.
Rewards will be added in the future, such as alternate card backs and Golden Heroes.
Several overpowered cards received nerfs based on recent gameplay:
Blizzard In-Game Shop Live, Many Mounts and Pets 50% Off
2013/12/10 at 11:16 AM
The Blizzard In-Game Shop made its debut today in
! Players can purchase all the Blizzard Store mounts and pets directly in-game. All you need to do is select an item, click on Buy Now when purchasing details appear, and enter in your password. The item will automatically appear in your inventory and a confirmation receipt will be sent to your Battle.net email.
Currently, you cannot gift mounts and pets in game to other players, and if you already have an item, an error message will appear when you try to buy it.
Many mounts and pets are currently 50% off as well! This sale goes until
January 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST
Mounts ($12.25, normally $25):
Heart of the Aspects
Pets ($5, normally $10):
Soul of the Aspects
Click the cut for Blizzard's official post
Flex Mode Scaling Changes, Talk Azeroth Episode 20
2013/12/09 at 7:49 PM
Talk Azeroth Episode 20: Gearing in Warlords of Draenor
Olivia dives deep into the gear changes coming in Warlords of Draenor and dissects the implications of all the new systems -- long tail gearing, shifting primary stats, spirit as a secondary stat, loot drama and much more as well as hitting your viewer questions from last week's Garrison episode. If you want to get in touch with Olivia, email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Flex Mode Scaling Changes
At BlizzCon, we'd discussed some improvements to our Flexible scaling system that would minimize the existence and impact of any real or perceived "breakpoints." Our design goal has always been for the system to be neutral with respect to group size. Specifically, you should never feel encouraged to turn away interested players whose skill/gear level matches the rest of the group's, basic role composition constraints notwithstanding. But at the same time, you shouldn't feel like you need to go out and grab warm bodies if you have a perfectly serviceable raid already assembled. Clearly we have not yet fully realized those goals.
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