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Have You Ever Stepped Foot in an Arena? A Look at PvP Participation Over WoW's History
2020/10/11 at 1:34 AM
Shadowlands is almost upon us, and with it come many changes that will define how people participate in PvP. In this article, Vultz analyzes the history of the community's interaction with PvP and how we have defined this unique part of the game.
Next WoW Expansion Speculation: The Black Empire and Old Gods
2017/10/31 at 5:02 PM
With BlizzCon 2017 fast upon us, we're reviewing some of the potential theories for the next WoW expansion. Today we're focusing on hints pointing to the Wound in the World and the Old Gods--the Black Empire--in the expansion.
Warning: expansion speculation/spoilers ahead.
Next WoW Expansion Speculation: The Windrunner Sisters
2017/10/29 at 6:54 AM
With BlizzCon 2017 fast upon us, we're reviewing some of the potential theories for the next WoW expansion. Today we're focusing on hints pointing to the Windrunner Sisters in the expansion.
Warning: expansion speculation/spoilers ahead.
Four Playable Sub Races in Next WoW Expansion?
2017/10/21 at 7:01 PM
Players have been hopeful for more racial customization, with the addition of the Lightforged Draenei from the Army of the Light faction. Based on a discovery made by KayRule, speculation points to four possible playable sub-races.
World of Warcraft: Legion Expansion Announcement
2015/08/06 at 10:24 AM
The sixth World of Warcraft announcement was revealed today:
. We liveblogged the reveal before and are updating this post throughout the day with tons of information, so keep checking back!
Perc and Panser analyze all of the new information in a special edition of Wowhead Weekly! They'll also be doing their usual show on Friday 6pm EST, as well as a special show on Sunday after the Legion gamescom panel. Catch the show at
Hearthstone Expansion Card Set: Goblins vs Gnomes
2014/11/07 at 1:24 PM
The first major Hearthstone expansion card set has been announced: Goblins vs Gnomes! Blizzard revealed it in the opening ceremonies of BlizzCon 2014!
The expansion will add over 120 new cards, including a new minion type called Mech that various cards will act on, and is
coming out December 2014!
Check out the logo and the officially revealed cards below!
Click Continue Reading for more details!
Warlords of Draenor - Scouting Report
2014/01/16 at 8:31 PM
It’s the New Year, and 2014 is going to be a big one for World of Warcraft. This November marks the game’s 10-year anniversary and the 20
year anniversary of the entire Warcraft series. We’re looking forward to celebrating these milestones with everyone, but in the meantime, we’ve got a few Warlords of Draenor–related updates to share.
Preparing for Battle
At BlizzCon, we laid out our plans to send you into battle against some of the biggest and baddest enemies in Warcraft history. While the Iron Horde gears up for war on Draenor, back here on earth we’re making preparations for the expansion’s upcoming closed beta test. If you’d like to be considered, now’s a great time to make sure you’re
to Warcraft betas and that the hardware specs in your
are up to date. (Full instructions can be found
Gear Changes in Warlords of Draenor
2013/11/26 at 12:44 PM
Blizzard posted a lengthy blog covering all the changes to gear in Warlords of Draenor--broken down into two subcategories, Armor and Non Armor. Click the cut for the full blog, or check out our summary below:
Your gear for armor slots (helms, shoulders, etc) changes primary stats and set bonuses based on your spec. There is no "strength plate" or "intellect plate"--simply plate that changes based on your role. Gear for these primary armor slots will always contain Stamina and Armor, as well as either Agility/Intellect/Strength based on your spec.
Secondary stats for armor will remain unchanged when switching between specs (crit, mastery, haste). Hit, expertise, dodge, and parry are removed completely, and spirit and bonus armor no longer appear on armor pieces.
New secondary stats, in addition to crit, mastery, haste: Amplify, Multistrike, and Readiness.
increases the cooldown recovery rate of some abilities,
gives separate chances to hit each target an additional time for 30% damage, and [url=
Mists of Pandaria 2012 Press Event: Full Monk Talents Revealed and More!
2012/03/19 at 2:00 AM
The NDA is lifted! We can now talk about the Mists of Pandaria press event we were invited to last week. From building your own farms to talents and specializations for Monks, we've got it all and we're ready to share.
Check out our exclusive interviews with Blizzard
the Mists of Pandaria official FAQ
Here's some of the bigger points of interest:
Garrosh will be this expansion's final boss
Female pandaren were revealed
Eleven character slots
will let everyone try out a monk.
A new faction lets player have their own farms in-game
. They will be able to manage livestock and more all the while gaining reputation. Other factions will offer other activities, from raising a serpent to become your mount to defending outposts for dailies.
Cooking will have four specializations
allowing for customized food.
Prime glyphs ha
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!
Cataclysm Soundtrack: Reviewed
2011/01/06 at 8:58 PM
I don't bring this up all the time because I know it's not something that everyone shares with me, but I
video game music.
This started long before video game music was actually good enough to be worth of love. I'm the guy who settles in for long car trips by listening to music from the original
Sonic the Hedgehog soundtrack
. I love the soundtracks to the NES
Toejam & Earl
. I'm a big fan of the
Descendants of Erdrick
So with that in mind, about two years ago I wrote a blog about the soundtrack to Wrath of the Lich King. If you're interested in reading it, you can find it here:
With this in mind, I'd like to talk a little bit about the
If you're interested, you can join me after the break.
Cataclysm Hotfixes (December 22 - 27)
2010/12/27 at 11:27 PM
Blizzard's had some catching up to due over the holidays on Cataclysm hotfixes, but the latest batch was posted today!
Notable changes include:
- The heal from
was too powerful and has been reduced by 50%.
- Winning as an attacker now rewards players with 1800 Honor Points, up from 180. Winning as a defender still rewards players with 180 Honor Points.
quest achievement can now be obtained after completing 105 quests in Uldum, down from 108.
- Players are now granted 250
reputation after completing the daily quest "
Fire From the Sky
- The following reagents no longer have limits and are now available from Una Kobuna and Casandra Downs in unlimited quantities: Deathwing Scale Fragment, Scavenged Dragon Horn, Bleached Jawbone, Silver Charm Bracelet, and Preserved Ogre Eye.
Check out the full post after the break!
Cataclysm Companion Pets Guide: Gotta Catch 'Em All!
2010/12/22 at 3:55 PM
Following last week's
Cataclysm Mount Guide
and our pre-Cataclysm guide to
The Shattering companion pets
, I've put together a detailed guide to all of the new
Cataclysm companion pets
! Find out which professions can craft pets, get lucky with archaeology and get your entire guild together to slaughter thousands of critters! What fun!
Check out the fully detailed guide, including a list of all of the new companion pets and detailed information on how to get them, after the break!
News Roundup: Cataclysm Hotfixes, Heroics, Project Titan, Starcraft II Demo
2010/12/21 at 7:07 PM
Just the latest news from the world of Blizzard, including a small batch of Cataclysm hotfixes, veiled details about Blizzard's new MMO, tips on surviving Heroics and more!
Notable Cataclysm hotfixes include:
The search radius to find an Archaeology node from the Archaeology ability Survey has been increased. This will result in fewer searches needed while in the "green" range of surveying.
Chakra is no longer consumed by a Prayer of Mending bounce.
Several shirts have been corrected so they no longer cause a player's item level to increase. They are item level 1.
In addition, another, undocumented hotfix was recently applied which will make it so that players without an appropriate crafting profession of 425 or higher will no longer be able to 'Need' roll on
! This should be a welcome change for any users with the profession, however I still say that making them BOP was silly in the first place. But meh, we're probably just a few patches away from a change on that - and by then, it won't matter.
A hotfix was applied about an hour ago that changes it so Chaos Orbs will only be available
News Roundup: More Cataclysm Hotfixes, Authenticator Giveaway, Explorer's League Journal
2010/12/16 at 11:35 PM
Just the latest World of Warcraft news for you guys! :)
Usually I'd post the Cataclysm hotfixes separately, but to be honest there's not a whole lot this time - thought the Hyjal portal fix is extremely welcome!
Check out the latest changes, plus a few more interesting news bits after the break!
Blizzard Offering Free Cataclysm 10-Day Trials!
2010/12/16 at 11:04 PM
Blizzard is now offering free 10-day trials of the Cataclysm expansion to Wrath of the Lich King account holders in both US and EU regions! Players will be able to access the new Cataclysm-only zones and try out the new races! What are you waiting for?
US Cataclysm Trial Sign Up
EU Cataclysm Trial Sign Up
Cataclysm Trial FAQ
If you or a friend are currently playing Wrath of the Lich King and haven’t yet experienced the content Cataclysm has to offer, you can sign up now to play a 10-day free trial version of this latest expansion for World of Warcraft.
During your free trial, you'll undertake epic new quests, explore the reshaped and newly discovered lands of Azeroth, and see the world from a whole new perspective as one of the shape-changing worgen or crafty goblins.
To participate, you’ll need full versions of World of Wa
More Cataclysm Hotfixes Posted! (December 15)
2010/12/15 at 9:42 PM
Today's Cataclysm hotfixes have just been posted! Notable changes include:
will no longer receive twice the benefit from the Feral druid Mastery
Mastery: Razor Claws
's mana regeneration component has been increased from 1.5/2/2.5 to 2/4/6%.
's mana regeneration component has been increased from 10/20% to 20/40%.
) Troll druids in particular, when shapeshifting into Cat/Bear form, were dealing an extra 5% damage to themselves via Beast Slaying when afflicted by
's Asphyxiate. This caused them to die instead of being taken down to 1 health. This has been corrected and Asphyxiate now properly ignores damage modifiers.
) The quest requirements for the achievement To Hellfire and Back have been lowered for both Horde and Alliance characters. Horde characters need to complete 86 quests and Alliance characters need to complete 76.
Obsidum Ore now spawns slightly less frequently in Mount Hyjal.
Check out the full list of changes after the break!
Cataclysm Mount Guide: Lions, Drakes and Camels, Oh My!
2010/12/15 at 4:01 PM
Heads up collectors! As I'm sure you've already noticed, the Cataclysm expansion added
tons of awesome stuff
to the World of Warcraft - including many new riding mounts available to fill your stables! Even if you've already got a
Mountain o' Mounts
, there's bound to be something you'll like in the 20+ mounts added with this latest expansion!
I've written up a guide for you guys on how to find, earn or otherwise acquire all of the new Cataclysm mounts! I mean, c'mon, look at some of these mounts - you know you want 'em!
Check out the fully detailed guide, including a list of all of the new mounts and detailed information on how to get them, after the break!
Latest Cataclysm Hotfixes: Vial of the Sands No Longer BOP!
2010/12/14 at 8:26 PM
Another day, another batch of Cataclysm hotfixes. This latest batch includes a number of dungeon, raid and quest fixes. However, the most notable changes this time around include a number of profession-specific changes, including one
The Alchemy mount
Vial of the Sands
is no longer Bind-on-Pickup.
The respawn rates for all Horde and Alliance Cooking daily quest objectives in Orgrimmar and Stormwind have been increased.
Players are no longer able to apply the Eternal Belt Buckle on belts higher than item level 300.
Obsidium Ore nodes now spawn more frequently in Deepholm.
Blizzard has also clarified the paladin changes that we
blogged about earlier
Zealotry no longer consumes the Hand of Light proc effect.
Tower of Radiance no longer grants Holy Power from Holy Lights cast on a target buffed with Beacon of Light. It continues to work as the tooltip describes for Fl
Latest Cataclysm Hotfixes Now Live!
2010/12/13 at 9:32 PM
Another day, another batch of hotfixes! Blizzard is clearly working around the clock to correct issues players are experiencing since Cataclysm, and I must commend 'em for it, even though they
been stealth nerfing things here and there.
Some noteable changes/fixes include:
Players should always be properly granted credit for completing the "Defending the Rift" quest event. (Vashj'ir)
Guild experience caps were being hit faster than expected. As a result, guild experience gained through questing has been reduced. (
See our blog
The droprates on all Bind-on-Equip items in Cataclysm dungeons have been reduced.
Disenchanted green items are now giving more materials as the item levels increase. This change also ensures armor items give dust more often than essence, and that weapons give more essence than dust.
and most importantly
Sheep packs no longer instantly respawn. (Uldum)
That's right, no more straight cheesing
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