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Timewalking Holiday and Guides, Hellfire Citadel Trash is Personal Loot, Itemization Hotfixes
2015/06/26 at 9:26 AM
It's time for the first bonus weekend event of 6.2:
Outland Timewalking Dungeon Event
While this event is active, players level 71 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from The Burning Crusade expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player's natural level.\r
There are five Timewalking instances you can run, which we have detailed strategy guides for:\r
Arcatraz Strategy Guide\r
Black Morass Strategy Guide\r
Mana-Tombs Strategy Guide\r
Shattered Halls Strategy Guide\r
Slave Pens Strategy Guide\r
Continue reading for details on the Timewalking holiday, as well as upcoming itemization hotfixes such as increased set item drops from Normal and Heroic Hellfire Citadel!
Patch 6.2 Titles, Ashran Excavation Preview, Shadow Priest Feedback
2015/06/01 at 12:04 PM
Today we're previewing titles coming in Patch 6.2, as well as a new Ashran sub-zone. We've also got a lengthy post on Shadow Priests coming in 6.2 by Technical Game Designer Celestalon.\r
Ashran in Patch 6.2 is getting new quests and a brand-new area.\r
\tThe Ashran Excavation Area is an underground area with new competitive events. Your goal is to collect Apexis Marks of Redemption by killing Arakkoa ghosts. Whoever turns in 50 marks first wins.\r
\tFaction bosses and events do not rewards Conquests Points in 6.2, but there are new ways to get Conquest Points in Ashran.\r
There are also new PvP titles coming in 6.2:\r
is awarded to those who ended Warlords PvP Season 1 in the top .1% of the arena ladder. and will be awarded for future PvP seasons.\r
There are three titles for Rated Battlegrounds, which can be earned in Warlords Season 1, 2, or 3:\r
\t\/ for ending a PvP season in the top 35% of the rated battleground ladder.\r
\t\/ for ending a PvP season in the top 10% of the rated battleground ladder.\r
\t\/ for ending a PvP season in the top 3% of the rated battleground ladder.\r
In addition to these Rated Battlegrounds rewards, there are new mount options:
Vicious War Mechanostrider
Vicious War Kodo
Warlords UI Updates, Lords of War: Durotan, Complete Guide to Faction Hubs
2014/09/12 at 12:05 PM
Warlords of Draenor UI Updates
Blizzard posted a blog today which went over several of the UI updates coming in Warlords of Draenor. If you'd like to read that blog, expand the blue box below. We've also got a Wowhead Warlords of Draenor UI Guide, which you can read by following the link!
<p>As players testing <a href="http:\/\/battle.net\/wow\/en\/blog\/15214662\/">Patch 6.0.2 on our Public Test Realm<\/a> (PTR) have already seen, we\u2019re making a number of changes to the WoW user interface\u2014changes that are designed to eliminate clutter, free up more of your inventory space, help you find your stuff more easily, and improve your quality of life in-game.<\/p>
<p><strong>Map & Quest Log<\/strong><\/p>
<p>In Patch 6.0.2, we\u2019ve made a brand-new UI to bring together the Map and the Quest Log with everything you need to manage multiple ongoing adventures. Now when you browse by zone in the Map & Quest Log, you\u2019ll find all of the associated quests you\u2019re on, your progress, and relevant cartography.<\/p>
<p>In addition to intelligently ordering your quests, the new window (default hotkeys: <em>M<\/em> or <em>L<\/em>) gives you more information about your objectives right on the map. It also features scroll-wheel zooming, click-and-hold panning, and a handy View All Quests button\u2014plus, if you leave it open while you\u2019re moving, it fades so that you can see both the map and the landscape you\u2019re venturing into.<\/p>
<p>All of the fun \u201ctoy\u201d items that you\u2019ve accumulated over the course of your travels now have a new home in the Toy Box. As with mounts and pets, you\u2019ll right-click on eligible toy items in your inventory to send them to your Toy Box. Once learned, the toy will be accessible by all characters on your account.<\/p>
<p>If you want to expand and complete your collection of toys (or mounts or pets!), you can see each of the ones that you have not yet unlocked, along with information on how they can be obtained. As you might expect, any toy that you\u2019ve learned can be dragged from the Toy Box and placed on a toolbar for fast access.<\/p>
<p><strong>How to Randomize Your Dragon<\/strong><\/p>
<p>There is now a Summon Random Favorite Mount button at the top-right of your Mounts collection (default hotkey: <em>Shift-P<\/em>). This smart button selects randomly from among the mounts that you\u2019ve marked as favorites, and chooses a mount that is suitable for your current zone and situation. For example:<\/p>
<li>In a zone where you can\u2019t fly, it will choose from among your favorite ground mounts.<\/li>
<li>If you\u2019re swimming on the surface of a body of water and you have a Water Strider favorited, it will be chosen.<\/li>
<li>If you\u2019re submerged and you\u2019ve favorited your Sea Turtle, the button will summon it.<\/li>
<p>Right-click and select Set Favorite on your favorite mounts to get started.<\/p>
<p><strong>Bags, Bags, Bags<\/strong><\/p>
<p>In Patch 6.0.2, bags can be given designations for particular types of items. These include:<\/p>
<li>Equipment \u2013 Your armor and weapons<\/li>
<li>Consumables \u2013 Food and drink, potions, etc.<\/li>
<li>Trade Goods \u2013 Items that are used in professions (herbs, cloth, ore, skins, etc.)<\/li>
<p>When you go to your main backpack and click the Clean Up Bags button in the top-right, your belongings are sorted into your bags based on the designation you assigned to each bag, with overflow going into the backpack. Furthermore, there are now borders around the icons of all items that are colored to indicate item quality; recently looted items glow so that you can quickly spot them; and gray (junk) items have a gold coin icon when you visit a vendor.<\/p>
<p>You now have additional storage space in your bank! The new 98-slot Reagent Bank tab offers up extra slots for your profession materials, and an option to deposit every reagent that you\u2019re currently carrying in your bags. We\u2019ve also increased the maximum stack size for many materials and reagents, and when you craft anything\u2014from anywhere\u2014you\u2019ll now use materials that are stored back in the bank.<\/p>
<p><strong>But Wait, There\u2019s More!<\/strong><\/p>
<li>We\u2019ve added a new tab to the Void Storage system. That\u2019s an extra 80 slots for your long-term storage needs.<\/li>
<li>The dropdown menus you access when you right-click on a player portrait have been improved.<\/li>
<li>You can now manage your add-ons without having to log out.<\/li>
<li>The Dungeon Journal (default hotkey: <em>Shift-J<\/em>) has been updated with Warlords of Draenor entries.<\/li>
<p>To get a closer first look at all of the changes coming in Patch 6.0.2, please join us on the <a href="http:\/\/battle.net\/wow\/en\/blog\/15682579\/">Public Test Realm<\/a> (now live).<\/p>
Lords of War: Durotan
The Lords of War series continues with Durotan:
Faction Capital Guide
Perculia has also previewed the faction hubs in Warlords of Draenor,
--the trainers, vendors, and ambiance you'll find here! Since there's been a lot of controversy over the new faction hubs and there's been a lot of progress on them since they were first previewed on the beta, we wanted to do a proper in-depth look at them.
To get to Ashran, you can take a portal from your Level 3 Garrison, or via an introductory quest from your Garrison.
. You can pick up Delvar Ironfist as a follower, who is also a
that has additional benefits at your
. You can pick up Vivianne as a follower, who is also a
that has additional benefits at your
Mages also have city portals:
While Ashran is also the name of a world PvP zone, you will not be flagged in your faction hubs. Ashran is a separate zone.
New Warlords Cinematic Image, Farmer Transmog Weapons, Expanded Faction Hubs, Blue Tweets
2014/08/12 at 11:00 AM
New Warlords Cinematic Image
World of Warcraft's Twitter released another teaser image for the Warlords of Draenor Cinematic this morning. Click on the image below for a higher-resolution version.
Expanded Faction Hubs
Each build, the faction hubs get more elaborate and personalized. In the latest build, the Alliance city got a new monument, extra buildings by the Night Elf moonwell, and more gears by the Gnome workshop.
Click here to see more recent faction hub improvements from last week.
Farmer Transmog Weapons
The NPCs by your Garrison's
now sell weapons that resemble farming tools. These are pricey and also require many
, which can be acquired from picking herbs in your
(does not require Herbalism) or picking herbs out in the world.
Character Animations added to Profiler Modelviewer, Ashran Hub Screenshots, YouTube Beta Giveaway
2014/07/29 at 2:44 PM
Our weekly beta key giveaway is delayed due to Blizzard's Armory issues. In the meantime, we're holding a beta key giveaway on Twitter on Perculia and Olivia's accounts which runs until 7\/31. Click here for more details.
Screenshots of Ashran Faction Hubs
In the most recent build, the Ashran faction hubs were now accessible. These hubs primarily use Garrison artwork, but as shown in Blue Tweets below, the artwork may be subject to change.
These faction hubs also house the
quartermasters, as well Apexis Crystal vendors like
who sell epic gear. Click here for a full list.
Talador Flythrough and Beta Key Giveaway!
Continuing with our series of Warlords of Draenor zone videos, we now have a video of
from Olivia! If you like our Warlords of Draenor video coverage and Wowhead Weekly, click here to subscribe to our channel!
We also added some videos yesterday--Alliance Garrison, Horde Garrison, and Orc Clan Transmog 3D Armor Models.
We said we'd be thinking up new ways for you to win beta keys with the contest being broken thanks to Blizzard's Armory issues, and this is one of them! What you'll need to do is head over to our Wowhead YouTube Channel, subscribe to our channel, then leave a comment on the Talador video above and sign it off with your Wowhead username! We need your Wowhead username in there so that we can email you your key, so don't forget it. This contest is to win one of five Warlords of Draenor Beta Keys, and we will draw it on Friday.!
To recap the steps to enter:
Visit Wowhead's Youtube Channel and Subscribe
View the Talador Flythrough Video
Leave a comment on the Talador Flythrough Video, with your Wowhead username in it. Be creative with your comment!
Keep an eye on your email, your Wowhead Profile and Wowhead's Twitter on Friday to find out when the keys are drawn!
Ashran Images, Including Horde and Alliance Bases
2014/06/28 at 1:15 PM
We learned yesterday that the Horde and Alliance bases in Warlords of Draenor would be in Ashran, rather than in Karabor and Bloodspire as was previously anticipated. Wowhead made our way to Ashran to take some screenshots of the PvP island, and the Horde and Alliance bases. Ashran is situated off the coast of Tanaan Jungle, accessible by boat. You can observe the peninsula layout of the current Horde and Alliance bases.
It is very obvious from several of the pictures that these zones are unfinished, but nonetheless an interesting preview.
You can also see Community Manager Lore's post below, explaining the details and thinking behind the Ashran bases, and several tweets aimed at reassuring players.
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