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New WoW Token Details, Blackhand LFR Open March 24th
2015/03/23 at 12:03 PM
Blizzard has posted more details on the WoW Token, including a tweet from CM Bashiok: \r
Key Details: \r
Slated for launch some time after Patch 6.1.2 drops on March 24\r
In the Americas, the cost of a token will be $20\r
Initial gold value will be set by Blizzard based on a variety of factors\r
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<p><span style="line-height: 2;">The recently announced <\/span><a href="http:\/\/us.battle.net\/wow\/en\/blog\/18141101\/introducing-the-wow-token-3-2-2015" style="line-height: 2;" target="_blank">WoW Token<\/a><span style="line-height: 2;"> is currently in testing on the PTR, and is slated for launch some time after the March 24 release of Patch 6.1.2. In the meantime, we wanted to share some additional details about the Token, including regional pricing information and more on our global rollout plans.<\/span><\/p>\r
<p><span style="color: rgb(255, 177, 0); font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', Times, serif; line-height: normal;">WoW Token Rollout<\/span><br \/>\r
<span style="line-height: 2;">We\u2019ll begin rolling out the WoW Token in the weeks following Patch 6.1.2\u2019s release, starting with the Americas game region (including realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America) and then expanding to other game regions in the weeks after that. Launching the Token once Patch 6.1.2 has been live for a while will help us ensure the foundation for the feature is solid, and kicking things off with a single region is the best way for us to ensure everything\u2019s going smoothly before launching worldwide. We\u2019ll provide further updates on timing as we get closer to the Token\u2019s launch in each region.<\/span><\/p>\r
<p><span style="color: rgb(255, 177, 0); font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', Times, serif; line-height: normal;">Region-wide Exchange<\/span><br \/>\r
<span style="line-height: 2;">As discussed in our <\/span><a href="http:\/\/us.battle.net\/wow\/en\/blog\/18141101\/introducing-the-wow-token-3-2-2015" style="line-height: 2;" target="_blank">original announcement<\/a><span style="line-height: 2;">, each game region (Americas, Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China) will have its own shared WoW Token exchange. When the rollout begins in the Americas game region, players in North America, Latin America, and Oceania will all be able to purchase a WoW Token from the in-game Shop. In the Americas game region, the price of a Token will be $20 USD (or roughly equivalent in each local currency). We\u2019ll share additional regional pricing details as we get closer to launch.<\/span><\/p>\r
<p><span style="line-height: 2;">Once purchased, a Token can then be put up for sale in a region-wide exchange via a new Game Time tab in the Auction House. (Note that while you\u2019ll see the new Game Time tab in that auction house with the launch of Patch 6.1.2, it won\u2019t be active until the WoW Token launches in your region.) While the rest of the Auction House will remain realm-based, a region-wide WoW Token exchange will provide the largest possible pool of prospective buyers and ensures everyone has access to a vibrant, active Token marketplace. In the Americas, Europe, Korea, and Taiwan, players who purchase a WoW Token from the Auction House will be able to redeem it for 30 days of game time.<\/span><\/p>\r
<p><span style="color: rgb(255, 177, 0); font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', Times, serif; line-height: normal;">Going for Gold<\/span><br \/>\r
<span style="line-height: 2;">Because the Token exchange has to start somewhere, we will be setting the initial gold value of the WoW Token ourselves. The starting gold value in each region will be based on several factors, including regional in-game economies, but ultimately our goal is to select a fair and reasonable starting price. After that, the Token\u2019s gold value will be determined dynamically based primarily on player supply and demand. Simply put, if more WoW Tokens are being listed than are being purchased, the price will automatically drift downward over time. If people are purchasing Tokens from the Auction House faster than they\u2019re being put up for sale, then prices will go up accordingly. As a reminder, to help make sure players can trade WoW Tokens confidently, once a Token sells, the seller will receive the amount of gold they were quoted at the time they listed their Token.<\/span><\/p>\r
<p><span style="line-height: 2;">We know a lot of you are excited to exchange a WoW Token or two, and we\u2019re looking forward to making the feature available in the near future. We\u2019ll provide additional updates on the rollout of the WoW Token feature soon.<\/span><\/p>\r
Downtime Tuesday Episode 6; Iron Assembly LFR Opens
2015/03/10 at 11:05 AM
10:50 EST: Check out the latest 6.1.2 PTR build!\r
In the latest episode of Downtime Tuesday, Panser recaps recent blue posts, hotfixes, and PAX East news!\r
A new wing of Blackrock Foundry LFR is also open today on US realms--check out our guides to Beastlord Darmac, Operator Thogar, and Iron Maidens.\r
If you're just interested in learning what to do on each boss for your role, and don't want the full strategy, we have a series of Quick Tips guides for Foundry:\r
Ranged DPS Quick Tips for Blackrock Foundry\r
Melee DPS Quick Tips for Blackrock Foundry\r
Healer Quick Tips for Blackrock Foundry\r
Tanking Quick Tips for Blackrock Foundry\r
Keep reading for more information on Iron Assembly loot, tier, and tips!
Blackrock Foundry Raid Loot Overview: 3D Models, Tier 17 Bonuses, and More
2015/01/27 at 12:12 PM
is the second raid of Warlords of Draenor. This guide provides an overview of the loot, tier sets, and rewards, in
Blackrock Foundry Loot Basics\r
has 10 encounters (
, The Blast Furnace, Hans'gar & Franzok,
, The Iron Maidens, and
). We currently have eight strategy guides up:\r
Oregorger Strategy Guide\r
Gruul Strategy Guide\r
Blast Furnace Strategy Guide\r
Hans'gar and Franzok Strategy Guide\r
Flamebender Ka'graz Strategy Guide\r
Kromog Strategy Guide\r
Beastlord Darmac Strategy Guide\r
Operator Thogar Strategy Guide\r
Blackrock Foundry has four difficulties: LFR (25 players), Normal (10-30), Heroic (10-30), and Mythic (20). The loot ranges between ilvl 650-695 and gear can be acquired for every slot. The gear on average is 10 ilvls higher than Highmaul loot.\r
All four raid difficulties do not share lockouts.\r
The item level requirement for LFR is 635.\r
The entrance is located in northern
, the door faces the level 100 Iron Horde area of
, The Pit. The closest flight path is
if you want to enter through The Pit.
Siege of Orgrimmar: Flex Underhold Open 10/1, New Bosses and Loot
2013/10/01 at 10:49 AM
The third wing of
Siege of Orgrimmar
Flex, "The Underhold," opens October 1st on US servers. This overview covers The Underhold's Flex loot, Dungeon Journal, loot satchels, vanity items, and achievements.
Flex mode does not require players to have a certain item level to zone in, but it does require you to queue with a premade group. You can have anywhere between 10 and 25 players.
Check out our past
Siege of Orgrimmar
previews: Gates of Retribution LFR and Vale of Eternal Sorrows LFR\/Gates of Retribution Flex. Also check out Guild Ox for their new Flex Rankings and many character tools.
Click the cut to read more about the new
Siege of Orgrimmar
wing open today!
Throne of Thunder: LFR Opens Today, Loot Satchel and Encounter Previews
2013/03/12 at 11:22 AM
The first wing of
Throne of Thunder
opens today for LFR: players can fight
Jin'rokh the Breaker
, and the Council of Elders for ilvl 502 loot. You will need a minimum average item level of 480 to queue up--if you're stuck on how to get there, check out our gearing guide.
We've also included an overview of the LFR Loot Satchel changes, as well as strategy videos from TankSpot of the new encounters.
With the release of Patch 5.2: The Thunder King, the vast Throne of Thunder raid will become available. As in previous raid tiers, Raid Finder wings and availability difficulties will be staggered.
To access the new Raid Finder wings you will need a minimum average item level (ilevel) of 480.
This is our current schedule based on a planned patch release date of March 5. If the patch is delayed, or if we d
5.2 PTR: Throne of Thunder Loot Tables
2013/02/12 at 2:03 PM
With the announcement that Patch 5.2 might go live in as little as two weeks, we wanted to post loot tables from the new raid,
Throne of Thunder
! There are twelve new bosses that drop ilvl 502 gear on LFR, ilvl 522 gear on Normal, and ilvl 535 gear on Heroic difficulty. There's also a heroic-only boss, Ra-den, that drops ilvl 541 loot.
Here's the highlights:
Tier tokens are from the following bosses:
Dark Animus: Chest
Twin Consorts: Helm
Council of Elders: Gloves
It appears that not all Thunderforged items have been added into the Dungeon Journal yet. Thunderforged items are 6 ilvls higher than their normal and heroic versions. According to Blizzard, they have a small chance to drop on either 10s or 25s, but have a higher chance to drop on 25s as an incentive to raid in this format.
Tier tokens are not available in Thunderforged versions.
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