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Warlock Green Fire Preview
2013/02/07 at 8:22 AM
The much-anticipated Green Fire questline for
s is now testable on the 5.2 PTR. We've got a walkthrough of the quest series, transcriptions of lore events, a video of the final boss, and most importantly...the green fire!
Green Fire Spell Effects Video
completed the challenging quest series yesterday and made a video of all the transformed abilities!
The following abilities can be colored green with
The Codex of Xerrath
Rain of Fire
. Speaking to Jubeka in Shadowmoon Valley can restore these spells to their normal color.
5.2 PTR: New Reputations and Rewards Preview
2013/02/06 at 11:21 AM
There are three new factions in Patch 5.2:
Kirin Tor Offensive
. Here's an overview of their different types of reputation rewards:
Kirin Tor Offensive
After the Dalaran fallout in 5.1, these two new factions led by Jaina Proudmoore and Lor'themar Theron respectively are investigating the new island both to help the Pandaren and profit for their own political gain--check out our
5.2 Audio Spoilers
for more details. You can also check out some of the daily quests
were initially not intended
to have Valor Point rewards, but since 5.2 was a very raid-heavy patch, epic rewards costing
are being added to be palatable for non-raiders.
From Zarhym: "These rewards are ilevel 496 and will only accommodate a few slots, as they aren’t intended to be very attractive to raiders (including those running LFR),
Updated 5.2 PTR Patch Notes -- February 11
2013/02/05 at 1:33 PM
latest PTR build
, the 5.2 PTR Patch Notes have once again been updated.
(Edit: there were some minor changes from the February 11th notes which we've added in here.)
Here are the highlights:
When Patch 5.2 goes live, all players who have defeated Will of the Emperor, Grand Empress Shek’zeer, and/or Sha of Fear on Normal difficulty prior to the release of Patch 5.2 will receive a Feat of Strength to mark their accomplishments, such as
Ahead of the Curve: Grand Empress Shek'zeer
. This is in addition to players defeating these bosses on Heroic difficulty receiving achievements like
Cutting Edge: Grand Empress Shek'zeer
Throne of Thunder loot drops are now available for testing in Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulty, with puchasable normal-mode Tier 15 gear.
The Tier 15 vendor is by Niuzao Temple.
faction gear vendors are now on the PTR.
On Normal and Heroic mode,
zone-wide auras have been activated in
Heart of Fear
Terrace of Endless Spring
reducing the health and damage of all enemies therein by 10%.
5.2 PTR - Build 16539 - Reputation Rewards, Normal-Mode Feats of Strength, Tier Armor
2013/02/05 at 1:11 PM
Today's build has many 5.2 reputation rewards including mounts, some Feats of Strength for defeating bosses on Normal difficulty before 5.2, and a bunch of Tier 15 armor tokens!
Check out the latest additions!
Many reputation items for the other two new factions (
Kirin Tor Offensive
) were added in this patch:
Hitting Exalted with the new factions rewards you with a special Direhorn mount.
Reins of the Crimson Primal Direhorn
Reins of the Golden Primal Direhorn
New Tabards requring Exalted with the new factions:
Shado-Pan Assault Tabard
Sunreaver Onslaught Tabard
Kirin Tor Offensive Tabard
These items let you port back to your home base on the new Isle of the Thunder King:
Kirin Tor Beacon
Glorious Standard of the Kirin Tor Offensive
Glorious Standard of the Sunreaver Onslaught
Grand Commendation of the Kirin Tor Offensive
Grand Commendation of the Sunreaver Onslaught
At Honored, you will be able to purchase ilvl 476 belts:
Shan'ze Scholar's Girdle
All Tier 15 class epics were added in this patch. Check out our list of Tier 15
5.2 PTR: Single-Player Loot-Grabbing Scenario, Ghostcrawler on PvP
2013/02/04 at 11:06 AM
We've got a more current preview of this scenario
, now with harmful NPCs and traps present!
5.2 Single-Player Loot-Grabbing Scenario
On Blizzard's recent
Patch 5.2 Preview
page, they describe a "single-player loot-grabbing scenario," otherwise known as the
. This was recently viewable in a rough state on the PTR, and while we queued up and tested it out, we weren't quite sure what its purpose was until Blizzard's announcement!
It appears that
Troves of the Thunder King
is the zone for the single-player scenario and the steps are as follows:
Stage 1 – Speak to Taoshi
You will only have a limited amount of time to gather as much treasure as you can. Speak to Taoshi when you're ready to begin.
Final Stage – Reach the Exit
Grab as much treasure as you can and reach the exit before the timer expires.
To access the
, your server must have unlocked part of the
Isle of Thunder
Season 13 PvP Gear: 3D Models, Set Bonuses, Items
2013/02/02 at 11:47 AM
All Season 13 gear is now purchasable for free on the 5.2 PTR and we've got all of the items in our database! We've made a preview of all the new sets including their 3D models, updated set bonuses, and links to all items organized by type.
As we've noted before, there are different colors for ilvl 493 Alliance and Horde sets, as well as an ilvl 512 Elite set. In contrast to past seasons, S13 Elite armor can be purchased without rating--but only after you've accumulated 27,000
To learn more about 5.2 items, check out our preview of
Season 13 Weapons
Tier 15 Itemsets
Note: Sets currently have bugged pants. Check out the full set
5.2 PTR: Blacksmithing Leveling Revamp, Megaera Video
2013/02/01 at 11:18 AM
In today's news round up, we found some big changes to blacksmithing on the 5.2 PTR! Blizzard is also conducting a ton of raid testing this week, for which we have a preview video, and launched a
Patch 5.2 Under Development
site that has information on the new raid, world bosses, factions, and PvP changes.
New Blacksmithing Training Projects
If leveling Blacksmithing always seemed daunting, 5.2 should make this a bit easier. There is a series of new
Ghost Iron Bar
that should get you from 1 to 500--no more flying around Azeroth for
This reminds us of the Pandaria leveling recipes added to
at the start of Mists of Pandaria, which allowed players to level up cooking mostly from vendor materials and cut out the need for old-world reagent farming. So far, no other professions appear to have received a similar revamp on the PTR.
These training projects, such as
Training Project: Ghost Iron Wok
, can be learnt by players level 85 or higher, from Pandaria trainers in
Vale of Eternal Blossoms
. Upon learning the skill, they w
5.2 PTR: Season 13 Weapons, Faction-Specific 3D Models
2013/01/31 at 11:26 AM
There are now PvP vendors on the
latest PTR build
who sell all Season 13 gear for free in your Pandaria capital city. This includes Season 13 weapons, which we haven't previewed before!
The Season 13 weapons are ilvl 493 and have unique colors for both factions. Right now, only the Alliance vendor sells weapons, but if you change factions, you'll get the Horde equivalent. There are also additional datamined ilvl 513 elite weapons (purchasable after accumulating 27,000
) with recolored models.
Many weapons follow blue and red color schemes, but some also have specific details that make them match certain
Season 13 armor sets
. We've included screenshots of these complete outfits after the cut, as well as provided 3D models of all the new Season 13 weapons. (Note: several S13 weapons do not have new models yet--we've included them just for completion.)
Click on the images to view them in our 3D Modelviewer!
World of Warcraft Movie Update: Director Signed and Projected 2015 Release
2013/01/30 at 7:13 PM
, fans have been wondering what had happened to the planned movie
--many wondered if it was still being produced. Today, we get some updates! Duncan Jones has signed on with Legendary Pictures as director, and the film is tentatively planned to be released in 2015.
We are pleased to announce that Duncan Jones, director of critically-acclaimed films Source Code and Moon, has signed on with
to direct the upcoming live-action film based on the Warcraft universe. Click
for more info.
Duncan Jones is making the jump to big-budget tentpole movies, signing on to direct Warcraft, Legendary Pictures’ live-action adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s video game universe.
Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing for Legendary along with Blizzard and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Alex Gartner.
Taking an almost kitchen-si
Updated 5.2 PTR Patch Notes
2013/01/30 at 3:00 PM
Blizzard just updated their 5.2 PTR Patch notes following today's
newest PTR build
. Here's the highlights:
To encourage Raid Finder groups to persevere, each time an Raid Finder group wipes on a boss fight all players in the group receives a stacking buff that increases health, damage dealt, and healing done by 5% (up to a maximum of 10 stacks). This buff is cleared once the boss has been killed.
Alliance and Horde players can now run the opposite faction's scenarios added in 5.1.
Characters that have attained requisite title levels (Centurion, Knight-Champion, Grand Marshal, High Warlord, etc.) through the Rated Battleground system will be able to purchase old PVP items requiring those titles.
Reputation gains from bringing rare Pandarian fish for Nat Pagle to examine has been increased.
Click the cut to read the full updated patch notes!
5.2 PTR - Build 16503 - Audio Spoilers, New Achievements, 3D Models
2013/01/30 at 12:20 PM
After Blizzard's busy weekend in Vegas celebrating Heart of the Swarm, they're back with a new 5.2 PTR build! Ghostcrawler hinted that they were
fixing many tooltip bugs
, so if you see something new in the spell changes, this may not be a buff or a nerf!
Check out all the latest additions!
This build included some new lines of dialogue from Wrathion and Lorewalker Cho!
Rogue Season 13 Armor
A few weeks earlier, we posted a preview of all the
Season 13 PvP Class Armor
--except for rogues. They're sneaky creatures and it took a bit longer to track down their sets! Like the other Season 13 sets, there are versions marked as "Alliance" and "Horde."
Click on the images to view them in our 3D Flash Modelviewer!
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2013/01/30 at 12:04 PM
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