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News Roundup: Female Dwarf images, RoS Hearthstone packs, Health Scaling, Heroes Q&A,Talk Azeroth 31
2014/03/19 at 8:15 PM
New female Dwarf renders added
New female Dwarf renders were just added to the Warlords site, showing new hairstyles and some model changes
Reaper of Souls awards Hearthstone packs
Heads up! Players who pick up a copy of <a href="
target="_blank">Diablo III: Reaper of Souls™</a> will soon discover bonus loot in the form of an Expert Card Pack (or Packs!) for <a href="
target="_blank">Hearthstone™: Heroes of Warcraft™</a>.
Depending on the version of Reaper of Souls you have pre-purchased (or purchase in the future) you can expect the following:
<li><strong>Reaper of Souls: Digital Standard Edition</strong> – One (1) Hearthstone Expert Card Pack, delivered to your Battle.ne
Love is in the Air 2014 Guide (February 10 - 24)
2014/02/10 at 12:13 PM
Love is in the Air
in the World of Warcraft: sweet flowers, perfume, and sharing gifts with loved ones! But, what's this? A sinister plot is afoot involving some shady goblin newcomers to the seasonal market--the Crown Chemical Company! It's up to us to help save Azeroth from their chemically altered goods all while spreading love and appreciation to our faction leaders and fellow players!
Love is in the Air
and ends on
. This holiday can be celebrated by the Horde in
and the Alliance in
. Seasonal decorations such as wreaths, candles and ribbons can be found in all major cities and at most zone inns. Players will also find
s who sell seasonal gifts and goodies.
We have added additional sections on Love Tokens and rewards in 2014, but there appears to be no changes to the event. New to 2013 were updated ilvl 480 epic amulets for defeating
and different places to farm
Lunar Festival (January 20 - February 3) 2014 Guide
2014/01/20 at 12:17 PM
It's time for the first in-game holiday of 2014, the
--so everyone break out the fireworks, show a little respect for your
, and come celebrate the (lunar) new year!
is held every year starting on a date that typically coincides with the Chinese New Year. 2014's Lunar Festival starts on
and ends on
. Ancestors of Azeroth are praised and honored by both Horde and Alliance, who then reward players with a special title,
, a celebration in Moonglade, and numerous
Coin of Ancestry
that can be used to purchase festive garb, patterns and fireworks!
While there were significant additions and changes in 2012, the
for 2013 and 2014 is unchanged.
Honoring elders is one of the
of the festival. In 2012's Lunar Festival, 9 elders have been added in zones new to Cataclysm.
Pop Culture References in WoW Achievements
2014/01/11 at 12:40 PM
We're continuing our series of pop culture references in WoW with a look at achievements! From
, Blizzard has sampled a variety of popular games, songs, books, movies, and TV shows for achievement names and criteria.
We've previously published two other guides, and have more to come for player references, NPCs, quests, and zones:
Pop Culture Item References: Comics, Books, Music, and Poetry
Pop Culture Item References: Video Games, Movies, and TV
Click the cut to read all the achievements that are pop culture references!
Guild Guide: Reputation, Rewards, Perks, and Achievements
2013/12/21 at 10:58 AM
Guild reputation was added in Cataclysm as an incentive to promote guild loyalty and activity. There are unique perks, mounts, and pets that you can only get being part of a Guild too!
This guide covers how to gain reputation with a guild, how to level a guild up, achievements, perks for each guild level, and what reputation levels and achievements you need to unlock all the special guild rewards.
Guild reputation lets players purchase special rewards from
and work towards
Guild reputation can be gained by turning in quests, killing PvE bosses in a guild group, or PvPing in a guild group.
In Mists of Pandaria, the weekly cap for guild reputation you can earn per week has been removed. Between this and the limit on daily quests being lifted, you can grind reputation out pretty quickly.
You can speed up reputation gains through reputation buffs like
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
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.
The Entitled: Guide to All Titles
2013/12/08 at 11:35 AM
This guide covers all the titles in WoW from the serious to the silly, organized by topic and linked to their achievement and basic source details. Collecting titles became easier in Mists of Pandaria with account-wide titles and achievement progress.
In Mists of Pandaria, many titles became account-wide, meaning alts can use titles they haven't individually earned as long as they're at the minimum level it could be acquired at. For example, a level 80 alt could wear
<Name>, Death's Demise
if another character on the account earned it.
Only a handful of titles aren't account-wide, most notably RBG titles,
of the Shattered Sun
The other major change was account-wide progress on meta-achievements like
What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been
. Players can work on holiday, PvP, and raid meta-achievements across characters now, instead of repeating the achievements on any character that needed the rewards.
A few notable exceptions include
Master of Pandaren Cooking
Pilgrim's Bounty (November 25 - December 2) 2013 Guide
2013/11/25 at 12:07 PM
is here and it's time to reflect on your journeys across Azeroth, share plentiful food, and exchange stories with friends. Throughout this holiday, you can partake in feasts near major towns by sitting at a
and enjoying the foods you find there.
Due to its focus on food, this holiday is especially well-known for being a quick and easy way to level up cooking. However, with how easy cooking is to level in Mists of Pandaria, it's somewhat outshined by the expansion although it's still useful if getting to Pandaria is hard on a low-level alt. Still, players can purchase a
, which grant easy skill-ups and foods such as
The Spirit of Sharing
can help you out with all the Mists of Pandaria rep grinds since it's a 10% reputation boost.
This holiday lasts from
November 25 at 11:00 AM
December 2 10:00 AM
The main Pilgrim's Bounty fes
Hallow's End 2013 Guide (October 18 - November 1)
2013/10/18 at 1:04 PM
It's that time of the year again--ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks unite!
hits Azeroth today.
Hallow's End is one of my favorite holidays in World of Warcraft. Running from from
October 18 - November 1
, the holiday invites players to gather candy, wands, food, masks, and even vanity pets from inn keepers all over the in-game world. It's also great for alts that need reputation and experience between special quests and buffs!
This holiday is relatively unchanged from 2012. We did add a ton of maps in 2013 though for all the Candy Bucket locations!
Much like the Brewfest items had been, all Hallow's End rings (plus the helmet and sword) have been upgraded to ilevel 470 in Mists of Pandaria.
The Horseman's Horrific Hood
The Horseman's Sinister Slicer
Wicked Witch's Signet
Band of the Petrified Pumpkin
Seal of Ghoulish Glee
The Horseman's Ring
There's one new achievement in MoP:
Tricks and Treats of Pandaria
, which is an achievement fo
New Hearthhead Site Achievements and Arena Log, Beta Patch Notes
2013/10/17 at 12:56 PM
Since Hearthhead's launch last week, we've added a bunch of new features we're excited to share with you! A small beta patch is also going live today, which includes a change to and a bugfix where renaming a deck prevented players from editing the deck.
Also a quick reminder that we've got two contests going on this week for Hearthstone beta keys--we're giving
1500 keys away here on Wowhead and Hearthhead
100 keys on Hearthhead's Facebook
Introducing Hearthhead Achievements
We've added numerous site achievements for using popular Hearthhead tools, just like we have for Wowhead tools! Now you can earn copper, silver, and gold achievements on Hearthhead whether you're writing guides or using the Arena Practice tool. Site achievements increase your user reputation and can unlock more
Check out the full list here
New Site Features
Since Hearthhead's launch last week, we've adde
Brewfest 2013 Guide (September 20 - October 6)
2013/09/20 at 11:12 AM
Celebrated by both the Horde and the Alliance, the Brewfest is a time to enjoy the fermented fruits of the harvest: pretzels, cheese, and booze! The competing breweries Thunderbrew, Barleybrew, and the Ogres, all come together outside of all the major cities in a bid to outdo each other with their special ales, meads, and beers. Brave adventurers are invited to sit back, take a pull, and sample the finest wares these brewers have to offer!
During Brewfest, players can acquire the title
and collect fun mounts like
Swift Brewfest Ram
! Like 2012, there are epics available:
Thousand-Year Pickled Egg
Coren's Cold Chromium Coaster
Bubbliest Brightbrew Charm
Bitterest Balebrew Charm
In addition, there are two MoP items from vendors:
There is also a special experience buff:
High Tinker Mekkatorque
will give speeches by their camps at 6:15 AM and PM server time, and then buff every
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