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Select pet types may receive new passives in Pet Battles - Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:00:00 EST

Blizzard community managers Nakatoir and Crithto have recently announced potential changes coming to Elemental, Aquatic, Critter, and Magic passive abilities in the Pet Battle system. The Pet Battle system is still relatively new compared to the 8-year-old World of Warcraft and very much in flux. As pets and their abilities are buffed and nerfed, the system as a whole needs to adjust to accommodate those changes.

The short version of these proposed changed are as follows:
  • Elementals will lose their immunity to weather, instead taking reduced damage on their first round in play
  • Critters will become completely immune to crowd control rather than reducing their duration to one round
  • Magic pets cannot be dealt more than 35% of their health in one attack, changed from 40%
  • Aquatic pets will reduce damage taken from Damage over Time effects by 50%, up from 25%
Crithto and Nakatoir's full posts can be found behind the cut below.

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WoW Moviewatch: The Adventures of Tinkerbottom - Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:00:00 EST

The Adventures of Tinkerbottom provides an interesting approach to machinima. It's essentially a which-way novel but in video form. The creator allows the audience to choose specific actions, and the character takes the action left in comments.

The experiment seems to be going pretty well. While the comments tend to try and dictate the next sequence, rather than just the appropriate action, it looks like Tinkerbottom is building quite the community. Now's definitely the time to scoot on over and check the series out. I think this could really grow into something awesome.

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Patch 5.2 hotfixes for April 22 - Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:00:00 EST

Some hotfixes went live today after the server restart. The big one that has my guildmates jumping up and down with glee is the change to the cost of Mogu Runes of Fate - they now cost 50 Lesser Charms of Good Fortune, down from 90 previously. Now, I do lots of dailies, so I couldn't get rid of my Lesser Charms fast enough even before the price nerf, but this is a great quality of life change that will give people more Runes of Fate to spend on chances for gear.

In addition, players picked from different realms will now be able to get loot and bonus rolls off of Oondasta and Nalak, and there are some minor nerfs to the Twin Consorts fight in Throne of Thunder. The Sinister Primal Diamond has also had some tweaks to its activation rate, particularly for fire mages. The full blue text is below the cut.

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Totem Talk: Resto shaman wish list - Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:00:00 EST

Every week, WoW Insider brings you Totem Talk for elemental, enhancement and restoration shaman. Want to be a sultan of swing healing? A champion of Chain Heal? Totem Talk: Restoration, brought to you by Joe Perez (otherwise known as Lodur from World of Matticus and content creation at InternetDragons.TV), shows you how.

Last time we spoke about the recent changes to shaman healing. We received a nice little buff in a hot patch to our Healing Rain, Chain Heal and Earthliving. The 20% increase was a quality of life improvement that did actually go a decent ways towards improving our overall healing. While I enjoy pretty much any buff we get, I still can't help but sometimes just sit down and take a look at where we are in regards to other healers.

Basically, I like to sit down and pose the question to other restoration shaman and myself. What is the one thing that you would like to see shaman healers get? What is it that you wish you could do as a shaman healer that you can't currently do? It's a great exercise in creative thinking, or even just taking a look at your own class, and can lead to some very interesting conversations and ideas when shared with other healers like I enjoy on Twitter.

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Review of Dawn of the Aspects, part three by Richard A. Knaak - Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:00:00 EST

The action in Dawn of the Aspects heated up exponentially in part two of the series by Richard A. Knaak -- and part three only continues to both clarify and confuse in the most brain-bending, delightful way.

The third installment of Dawn of the Aspects, released Monday, continues to explore the purpose of the mysterious artifact Kalegos uncovered back in part one. It seems as though the visions Kalec has been experiencing are growing far more intense, enough to make the former Aspect question the reality of the future we're currently living in. More importantly, there are some important and thoroughly bizarre revelations that may actually shed some light on the Aspects as they turned out in present day.

Although the installments continue to be slightly confusing, we're beginning to get a grasp on just what this story is all about. And as mentioned in our last review, it's becoming far more clear that what happened in the past is apparently not only relevant, but incredibly important to the events of present day. Dawn of the Aspects is, so far, proving to be a delightful mystery of a book, not quite like anything we've seen come before.

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The case of the next Warchief - Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:00:00 EST

Patch 5.3 is a-coming, and the Siege of Orgrimmar is drawing nearer and nearer every day. One question that I know is on everyone's mind is, who will be the next warchief? We know Garrosh is getting deposed - we don't yet know if he's going to die - and someone will have to take his place.

So who should it be? The obvious choice is one of the racial leaders, though exactly which one is up for debate. I thought it would be fun to analyze some of the potential candidates and tease out what might make them a reasonable choice of warchief both inside and outside the story. Let's start with some of the easily dismissible, for brevity's sake.

This post contains some minor spoilers for patch 5.3, so be warned!

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Lichborne: Patch 5.3 and other news for death knights - Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EST

Every week, WoW Insider brings you Lichborne for blood, frost, and unholy death knights. In the post-Cataclysm era, death knights are no longer the new kids on the block. Let's show the other classes how a hero class gets things done.

With patch 5.2 having, if not solved, at least soothed most of our balance problems, patch 5.3 seems like a relatively quiet patch for death knights. Our class changes are a handful of relatively small fixes.

That said, there's still a good amount of content coming. Today, we'll look at patch 5.3 content and what it offers for the death knight. Note that what we're discussing today is primarily PTR content, and thus may not make it live, or will make it live in a slightly different format.

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Patch 5.3 PTR patch notes for April 22 - Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EST

The latest set of updates to the latest build landed on the Blizzard blog last night, and there are some more pretty big changes coming in on the PTR. As well as the usual class balance fixes, which bring some more number balancing to Atonement for discipline priests, as well as to paladins' Battle Healer, there are some fairly notable quality of life changes being made to the older content in this expansion.
  • Experience needed to increase from level 85 to level 90 has been reduced by 33%.
  • Players no longer need to have defeated Grand Empress Shek'zeer to enter the Terrace of Endless Spring in Normal difficulty.
And what's more, for current content, there is a substantial change to the acquisition quest for Mogu Runes of Fate.
  • Reduced the number of Lesser Charms of Good Fortune needed for the Mogu Runes of Fate weekly quest to 50, down from 90.
The experience nerf and the Lesser Charm change are the most interesting here, and it seems like Blizzard might be rethinking some of their earlier ideas on how hard the grind has to be in order to encourage players to stay and level their alts. What do you think?

Hit the break for the full notes.

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The Queue: Zug zug - Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:00:00 EST

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky (@adamholisky) will be your host today.

You know what I'm going to play through this weekend (the first weekend I've had off in about a month)? Warcraft III. Forget all these other games, everything else that's got flashy graphics and 80 hours of gameplay. It's time for some good ol' zug zug.

Mar asked:

Previous expacs it was mentioned that pets take a "screencap of your stats" when they're summoned(So you should BL/Heroism before popping a pet CD). Now, however - I'm told - some pets have become dynamic and those that aren't apparently will only benefit from buffs like BL/Heroism AFTER they are summoned. What's correct?

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Around Azeroth: You give us those nice bright colors, you give us the greens of summers - Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:00:00 EST

Submitter Emanuelle of Sinners on Darkspear (EU-H) apparently took my characterization of her outfit in a recent Around Azeroth to heart. "Seeing as my last submission was a tad monochromatic, here's my much more colourful and tasteful PvP set," she writes. Definitely gorgeous, Emanuelle, although the cut of the robe's skirt is a bit unusual. Can you imagine trying to explain that tan line?

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Last Week in WoW: Barrelling toward patch 5.3 edition - Tue, 23 Apr 2013 09:00:00 EST

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. Patch 5.3 continues to be on the PTR, and the changes keep coming. We still have no actual ETA for when the patch will hit live servers, but it's certainly not slowing down. On the other hand, the live servers are hopping too, with Raid Finder finally opening its doors to all comers, allowing us all to take down the notorious Lei Shen. As always, our intrepid team has been out covering it all.

Downtime today is just a series of rolling restarts at 7 a.m. PDT. The process is expected to take about an hour, which is more than enough time to skim our usual roundup of the last week of news. Read on to see what you may have missed.

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Breakfast Topic: What makes WoW a great game? - Tue, 23 Apr 2013 08:00:00 EST

You'll probably say I'm being paid off by Blizzard or something (I wish I was), that I'm a sell-out and shouldn't be trusted, and should be thrown to the dogs and such, but I love WoW. Of all the games I've played in my life, WoW is the one that's become an obsession. It's become a career even, it's now not just what I do in my spare time, but what I do in my work time, too. And I love it.

I was chatting with my friend Missy, a huge lover of lore, and we were discussing how different our gameplay experiences were. I rush through content, I'm all about the end-game, and getting there was quickly as possible. In scenarios, I get distracted by the killing, I just want to make with the stabby or the zappy or the choppy, and use my character's abilities in the most efficient and intelligent way I can to get the job done. I miss huge chunks of story because I'm just not looking out for it. And Missy plays completely differently, always with an eye on the story, always with an eye on the quest text and the NPC dialog and all the rest. I haven't watched a skippable cutscene in a really long time. And our own lore lovers here at WoW Insider are just the same, I'm sure Sally despairs of me. I know Anne does.

But we all love this game. There's something there for all of us, and for the hardcore raiders, the RPers, the people who never have max-level characters at all, the pet battlers, the people who only have an hour or two every third wednesday, they've all got a place in Azeroth.

And that's why WoW is a great game, in my book. But that's my book. What do you think?

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Should you be playing a monk? - Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:00:00 EST

World of Warcraft has a character class for every type of player... though you may have to hunt around to find the class that's a perfect fit for you. These days, I've found my perfect fit to be the monk. (Though who's to say that I won't change my mind again in the future.) So if you're in the market for a new character -- whether you're a new player or an old hand -- let's talk about why a monk should be at the top of your to-play list.

Just what is a monk?
Monks are masters of weaponless combat who have learned to harness their chi hurt their enemies or heal their friends. While they fight bare-handed, they can (and should!) equip weapons: they can use fist weapons, one-handed axes, one-handed maces, one-handed swords, polearms, and staves and can dual-wield one-handed weaponry. They use cloth and leather armor and, though monks originated in Pandaria (and you'll need the Mists of Pandaria expansion to play one), the class is open to pandaren, dwarf, human, blood elf, tauren, undead, draenei, gnome, night elf, orc, and troll.

They're a true hybrid class who can tank (brewmaster monks), heal (mistweaver monks), and DPS (windwalker monks). For resources, monks have health, energy (for brewmasters and windwalkers), mana (for mistwalkers), and chi. Chi is unique resource to monks: you have four possible points of it and start combat with zero. Some of your attacks will generate chi while others will use it, meaning monks take careful resource balancing.

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Which battleground might get the axe? - Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:00:00 EST


We talked briefly about the most recent Ask The Devs on PvP in the patch 5.3 PTR, but one thing that came up which merited further discussion was the following quote:
Blizzard
Question - (Olivnia, Stormscale):
A new battleground and arena are planned for patch 5.3. This is really cool, do we have any more plans for battlegrounds and arenas and what can you share about these?

Answer - (Systems Design Team):
There is nothing new in the pipeline at this time. We may spend some time fixing older ones. We have a lot of data now about which Battlegrounds players are voting out of participating in, so that gives us some direction on which Battlegrounds we could potentially fix . . . or even cut.

The notable part here is the last bit. Cut a battleground? That's new. Not really what anyone expected. So the question is, which battleground might be cut and why?

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WoW Moviewatch: Lowbies: Episode 3 - Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:00:00 EST

Slightly Impressive returns to the tumultuous life of daytime television with Lowbies: Episode 3. With an amusing cast of character, punchier jokes, and some of Slightly Impressive's best imagined graphics, Lowbies: Episode 3 really shows off how far the machinimator has come with experience.

As we've seen with Slightly Impressive's other serial gags, I think he's finding his voice by growing a single series. He benefits by getting some mythology and ensemble behind his writing, and you can really see the results in this one. Nice job, Griff.

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Books you should read to better understand WoW - Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:00:00 EST

No, this isn't a list of WoW novels. The thing is, World of Warcraft is built on the backs of a lot of fantasy literature, mythology, sword and sorcery epics, and so on. And while attempting to put together a reading list to truly explore all of these subjects would be meaningless, making some recommendations to help you get into the WoW spirit could be fun. If nothing else, you'll get to potentially read some new, interesting books.

Now, there's no way I can get every classic of every genre that's influenced World of Warcraft into a list that would fit on this site. There are hundreds of potential books out there. So I'm just going to hit some highlights and let y'all go wild in the comments filling in the blanks.

J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings - Tolkien is the 10,000 lb gorilla in modern fantasy. If you're not influenced by him, you're a reaction to him. The reason there are multiple kinds of elves and dwarves running around Azeroth fighting orcs is because of Tolkien's impact on fantasy. If you want to get the tropes, you should probably read this.

Robert E. Howard's Conan and other stories - Howard is the other huge gorilla influencing modern fantasy. I mention Conan as his most famous creation, but there's just as much good stuff to be read by Howard that has nothing to do with the Cimmerian. His Solomon Kane, Kull, Bran Mak Morn, and his forays into horror and historical fiction all blazed from an imagination so incandescent that it burned the man himself out in a short amount of time. Be warned - most of this stuff was written for the pulps, and it has all the virtues and all the flaws of pulp fiction written in the 20's and 30's. It's often racist, sexist, and ranges wildly in quality.

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Five ways to help a healer in random battlegrounds - Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:00:00 EST

Do you wish there were more healers in random battlegrounds? Do you hang your head on the many occasions when your faction ends up with just one healer and the other side has four or five? Isn't your faction just the worst at PvP? Your faction, hey? What scrubs. So, what can you do to improve these healer numbers? What can you do to ensure there are more healers backing you up when you charge a boomkin, priest and elemental shaman at Lumber Mill all by yourself with your trinket on cooldown? Help your healers, that's what.

Here's some insight for you from an experienced PvP healer: healing random battlegrounds is really not that much fun. There are various reasons why, and I'll get to them, but what we're really here to talk about is how you can make your healers' experience a better one. Why should you care? They'll keep you alive if you do. And being alive is considerably more fun than being dead!


1. Identification

In order to help out your healers and keep them happy in battlegrounds, you'll need to know who they are. Now, when I'm healing, the first thing I'll do on zoning into a battleground is right-click my character portrait, go through the drop-down to set my role, and choose healer. My hope is that, by taking these simple steps, I can point out to those around me that I'm healing. I'm going to be keeping them alive, or trying to.

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Gearing Context: "... don't obsess unnecessarily over marginal iLevel improvements." - Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:00:00 EST

Ghostcrawler tweeted the following:

We don't make fights that are target dummies. Nerfing numbers means you can afford more mistakes on the mechanics. (source)

As I said, if improving gear is fun for you, that's great. Just don't obsess unnecessarily over marginal ilevel improvements. (source)

Truer words have never been spoken.

There's an attitude amongst WoW players, one that I've fallen into the trap of many many times during the past eight years, of having to get the absolute best gear. My brain is made in such a way that even if there is an item that's five iLevels higher than what I've got, I must have it, or else I'm a failure.

That's pretty messed up. No wait, that's really messed up.

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Weekly Podcast Roundup: April 15-21, 2013 - Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:00:00 EST

Every Monday evening, WoW Insider brings you a long list of WoW podcasts that were published the week and weekend before. If you don't see your favorite World of Warcraft podcast listed, just let us know in the comments. Be sure to leave a link to it, and we'll pick it up next week.

All podcasts and content belong to their owners. WoW Insider is not responsible for what you hear, and some of the content may not be safe for work.

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Blood Pact: Find greater knowledge in elites' tricks - Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EST

Every week, WoW Insider brings you Blood Pact for affliction, demonology, and destruction warlocks. This week, Megan O'Neill finally landed a heroic-mode soulwell this Ji-Kun kill.

Every time we hit Ji-Kun, I try to place a soulwell mid-air. There isn't any performance-breaking reason to do this other than pure amusement as raidmates try to "grab the cookie from my jar, young grasshopper." But it's possibly my favorite use of KJC so far.

This isn't an trick that requires super skill. Mostly, it's whether or not you can time your cast, your latency, and the wind that grabs you off Gastropod Boulevard.

But what I do like to do sometimes is watch elite players from the top guilds in the world do fights in a crazy or simply slightly different way. Usually this involves watching a lot of soloing videos: e.g, Spygnesy, who just uploaded a warlock solo of Ragnaros in Firelands. But when it comes to minor tips for huge meter wrecking, I love watching Sparkuggz of play.

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Officers' Quarters: Defeating the needies - Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EST

Every Monday, Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. He is the author of The Guild Leader's Handbook.

We've all been there. You invite new people to your guild. They seem like they'll be a great addition to the roster. They ask for help and you gladly offer it. They ask for more and you give more. Then they promptly ride off into the sunset. This week, an officer wants to know how to avoid being the victim of these players.

Hi Scott

We're a friendly, mainly social guild with helpful officers and roster. We occassionaly meet some seemingly cool, nice people that I or the officers warm up to immediately, chatting in vent, etc. They might jump right in to be active in guild chat, and otherwise give every indication that they are mature, responsible and ethical. Every now and then I guess I'm too trusting, and extend help to some of these people in the form of time, guild bank items, and even gold, and then I log in and see they've left the guild without so much as a thank you. Mind you, some of these people have accepted some rather expensive help from us. So I've decided that no matter how nice you seem, or how much any of us may like you or know you, you will have to have been in the guild a certain amount of time before getting any bank items or money, etc. say, over a certain value maybe. I'm just not sure what the specifics on this rule should be, or what else we should do to protect ourselves from these kinds of people. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,
pj

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The Queue: The old gods and the new - Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:00:00 EST

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Alex Ziebart will be your host today.

Okay, that headline is a little misleading. Only Old Gods found within. The new have to wait their turn.

JoshMcGee asked:

Do you think there will ever be an "Old Gods" Expansion? Or is there lore too closely related to the Titans to have their own expansion away from the Titan one, or are we going to just keep getting one Old God per expansion until their story is up?

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Around Azeroth: Last dance with Mary Jane - Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:00:00 EST

Submitter Marduksrage of Death Angels on Korialstrasz (US-H) can take drugs or leave them. But they're much more effective if he takes them. "After finding a missing page from Jubeka's Journal, my character discovered that the real source of Kanrethad's green hue was the hookah of a certain disembodied troll in Blade's Edge Mountains. Happy 4/20!" This was actually submitted on April 20, which explains the reference, but I'm afraid that only heavy use of the aforementioned hookah can explain Marduksrage's outfit.


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Drama Mamas: Girlfriend gamer - Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:00:00 EST

Drama Mamas Lisa Poisso and Robin Torres are experienced gamers and real-life mamas -- and just as we don't want our precious babies to be the ones kicking and wailing on the floor of the checkout lane next to the candy, neither do we want you to become known as That Guy on your realm.

Do you remember when WoW was shiny and new? Ah, memories.
Dear Drama Mamas,

I am fairly new to gaming. I started playing about 4 months ago and have since become borderline obsessed with how much fun I am having. There are tons of things to do and I love discovering new things all the time. Currently I belong to my Boyfriend's guild. We play on a very low pop server and there are currently only 4 active members in the guild. He and His friends like it that way- and that's fine. They are all in charge and have been gaming forever. Mostly they focus on occasional PVP (and pet battles- don't tell him I told you!). I really enjoy playing with them and don't feel self conscious about my occasional noob-ness,However I feel that being a part of his guild/ playing on a low pop. server is a limiting experience for me as a newer gamer.

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Breakfast Topic: Garrosh just needs a puppy - Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:00:00 EST

You know, I've been thinking about it. Garrosh isn't bad. He just has parenting issues. While Daddy Hellscream probably wasn't a helicopter dad, I think it's to safe that maybe Garrosh's needs as an infant weren't adequately respected. Maybe Garrosh was introduced to solid foods too soon, or perhaps he really wanted to spend more time attached to Daddy Hellscream in a papoose. Who can say?

But there's other ways to handle Garrosh's desperate need for a solid parenting figure. Maybe Thrall could get him a puppy. Or Basek Campfire could help out by performing a therapeutic rebirthing ceremony. Garrosh clearly has a deep-seated need for validation; perhaps it's time to fire up the WoW version of Facebook and get some peer-based kudos.

What do you think? What else could we to set Garrosh back on the straight-and-narrow, short of a gigantic rebellion?

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Know Your Lore: Is Garrosh Hellscream corrupt? - Sun, 21 Apr 2013 20:00:00 EST

The World of Warcraft is an expansive universe. You're playing the game, you're fighting the bosses, you know the how -- but do you know the why? Each week, Matthew Rossi and Anne Stickney make sure you Know Your Lore by covering the history of the story behind World of Warcraft.

As the expansion rolls on, we are lurching towards something that we've known was coming since the beta for Mists of Pandaria -- Garrosh Hellscream's downfall and the Siege of Orgrimmar. Yet what we didn't know that day that were were informed of the expansions focus, is just how the new Warchief's reign would end. And as the patches have continued to roll out, we have more of an idea and a solid picture of both the Alliance and the Horde's place in this conflict. Make no mistake, Hellscream has made far too many enemies in his short reign, both within and without.

Yet there are those who point out Garrosh's actions and the possibility that his actions may not be under his control. That perhaps he's been corrupted by the Sha while searching for power in Pandaria. Or perhaps the bones of Mannoroth that Garrosh uses as his throne still have some vestige of darkness that lingers within. Or that perhaps the Old Gods have been slowly leeching their influence into Garrosh. Regardless of the methods behind it, there are plenty of people all wondering the same thing -- is Garrosh Hellscream corrupt? Are we going to fight the Warchief, only to discover a far greater horror waiting for us?

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WoW Moviewatch: Patch 5.3 fan trailer - Sun, 21 Apr 2013 18:00:00 EST

Everyone's excited about patch 5.3 and the best way to express that eagerness is create some fan art. Wowmartiean created this trailer for patch 5.3 to help celebrate the upcoming lore expansion, featuring iconic moments from the game, the best voice files, and plenty of moody background music. If you're not already pumped for the new expansion, make sure to watch this expansion: it'll get you plenty revved up!

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The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Too good and not good enough - Sun, 21 Apr 2013 16:00:00 EST

Every week, WoW Insider brings you The Care and Feeding of Warriors, the column dedicated to arms, fury and protection warriors. Despite repeated blows to the head from dragons, demons, Old Gods and whatever that thing over there was, Matthew Rossi will be your host.

Okay, I'm just going to say it: Titan's Grip is ludicrous AoE right now. I switched to TG this week because I got a Zerat's off of a coin roll and another dropped, and so I'm still getting used to TG's more random proc based gameplay. On the whole I'd say my single target DPS was fair to middling, not awful, but not as good as SMF and not as good as I'm currently capable of as arms because, well, in part I'm still in that weird place gear wise where arms does really well and partly I'm very used to arms and can perform the priority of attacks without though, while TG still requires me to think about what I'm doing. This need to concentrate on Raging Blow procs actually got me killed a few times on Durumu, so that's embarrassing.

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The Queue: Don't touch the hazelnut - Sun, 21 Apr 2013 14:00:00 EST

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mike Sacco will be your host today.

Don't do it.

merkavar asked:

can you change spec after the boss dies and then use the extra loot roll to get a different specs gear?

It appears to work this way right now; I'm not sure if it'll continue to work after they plug in Loot Specialization in 5.3, though at that point you won't need to do a workaround anyway!

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Sunday Morning Funnies: Lo'meath & Huilii - Sun, 21 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EST

Sunday Morning Funnies is your weekly list of WoW-related web comics.

Each week, SMF is featuring a WoW-related web comic that updates regularly. This week, we're shining the spotlight on Lo'meath & Huilii:

Lo'meath & Huilii is a WoW-related machinima comic based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Moeru, the artist, is a Canadian game designer who works on the comic as a hobby. It began in April 2011 and shows no signs of slowing down.

Lo'meath (Low-me-eff) (based on Romeo) is a high-ranking battle mage of the Scryer faction who is creative, poetic and dramatic. Huilii (Hyu-lee) (based on Juliet) is the last apprentice of the Aldor High Priestess. She is dutiful and devoted to her trade, outspoken, yet conservative.

Lo'meath & Huilii
updates three times a week.

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Around Azeroth: The battle of the cubicle - Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:00:00 EST

While submitter Iskåldt of Equilibria on Lethon (US-A) was away at lunch, a decisive battle between orcs and humans occurred on his desk at work. The Horde thoroughly routed the Alliance by a score of one to zero, possibly with the assistance of a traitorous Horde-sympathizing coworker of Iskåldt. His victory celebrations were cut short by the deadly hand of Mickey Mouse, who accidentally crushed the orc commander while trying to hit Jack Skellington with his giant paintbrush. War is hell, folks.

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Breakfast Topic: What is your Auction House money maker? - Sun, 21 Apr 2013 08:00:00 EST

Lisa Poisso recently asked if player-made gear had become irrelevant. Many of the near 200 responses said yes. But The Godmother over at ALT:ernative disagrees. The 496 epic crafted gear market is alive and well on her server. She is making a healthy profit listing her creations on the Auction House.

A jewelcrafter, an alchemist and a scribe are my high level characters, so I can't make high end gear. But my pockets are overflowing from the profits I make selling green drops from questing. While I've been able to sell uncommon gear throughout leveling my pandaren monk, the armor that has dropped while in the 80s has been particularly lucrative. In general, the weapons aren't worth spending the inordinately expensive deposit to list, but most of my other green drops are selling after one or two listings. I can make some profits from my gems, potions and glyphs, but nothing compares to the uncommon gear market on my low pop server.

Now, I know people are reticent to give away their top money-making secrets. But there are enough servers with varying economies to make it relatively safe to reveal the items that make money for you. What works on your server may not work on another realm type or level of population. But I can still see where you may not want to risk it.

Yet I'm asking just the same. What is your big money maker on the Auction House? Does it vary according to what days of the week you list it? If you don't want to reveal your secret, at least tell us if you have a big money maker or if you're finding it hard to sell things you used to be able to sell.

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Weekly news roundup with Panser of TradeChat - Sat, 20 Apr 2013 20:00:00 EST

TradeChat's Panser returns with this week's WoW Insider news recap, where we look back at the hottest news from the past week and whatever other kickin' rad things may have come our way. This week's topics include:
If you enjoyed the show, make sure to subscribe to TradeChat, leave a comment, and come back next week for the next episode!

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WoW Moviewatch: Lord of War Durumu - Sat, 20 Apr 2013 18:00:00 EST

I hate to think that Fifth Element will run out of bosses to kill. Their raid trailers have become legend, and I look forward to new content just so that we might never run out of these amazing videos.

This opening is styled after the iconic opening to Lord of War. Fifth Element did an astounding job of recreating the effect in WoW. This opening will go on my list of top videos for 2013; it's simply that good.

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How to customize a macro icon for each character - Sat, 20 Apr 2013 16:00:00 EST

Senjira recently asked on the European Interface and Macros forum:
Hey guys i was wondering if i could create a targeting arena1-2-3 macro where i can add several #showtooltips, where the tooltip alters depending on which character i am playing, for example it shows block when i am on mage and link when i am on shaman etc. etc.

I would like this as i like to keep a clean UI, and would like to avoid making 5x Tar 1-2-3 macros..
Thanks in advance!
Community manager Taepsilum responded with a solution involving using the items in bags:
#showtooltip 0 1
/target Arena1
This will change the icon and tooltip of the macro to be whatever is in the first spot of the character's main backpack. The macro works, but I find it confusing if a consumable or something else you can use is in that bag slot, since not just the icon changes. The tooltip lies so I can't tell if it's my macro or a stack of stamina scrolls.

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WRUP: We espouse about patch 5.3 - Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:00:00 EST

Our bonus question this week asked your intrepid WoW Insider staff how they felt about the upcoming patch 5.3. But then, we found out our own Sarah Pine is getting married this weekend! Congratulations to Ms. Pine on the nuptials! Thanks for bringing a little extra joy to the weekend, and may you both have many wonderful decades ahead of you!

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The Queue: The Secret World of Og - Sat, 20 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EST

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) found some of the dumbest stuff absolutely terrifying when she was a kid.

One of my favorite Saturday morning cartoons to watch were the ABC Weekend Specials that came on after the usual roundup of regular cartoons. Do you guys remember O.G. Readmore? Anyway, The Secret World of Og is based on a children's book by Pierre Berton. The animated version utterly scared the daylights out of me when I was a kid. I have no idea why. It seems pretty harmless now.

Nocjin asked:

My question: Do you think developers are greatly limited in what they can do with warriors as they use no magic at all? I mean coming up with new ability names must be a nightmare, how many more variations of "hit with weapon" are their left? And all the cool fancy stuff other classes can do won't make sense.

Ooo, it sounds like it's time for a little Saturday Morning Creative Thinking Fun[TM]!

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Around Azeroth: Palate cleanser - Sat, 20 Apr 2013 10:00:00 EST

Wow, this has been one supremely unpleasant week. By the time this article is published, another disaster will probably be all over the news. Personally, I'm hoping for an event that we've previously seen in an amusing gif, like Oprah unleashing the bees or Bugs Bunny sawing off Florida. But until that time, we'll have to amuse ourselves with the classic dancing female night elf in Tel Redor, submitted by Bob. Think of the shiny happy pixels! Just focus on them! Pay no attention to the news, at least until we finally eliminate the month of April.

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Breakfast Topic: How many dailies could you manage in one day? - Sat, 20 Apr 2013 08:00:00 EST

Today is "Friday Dailies" for my guild, all ... day ... long. We're pushing for Daily Anticipation, the guild achievement for 150,000 dailies done. Sure, your guild may already have this achievement -- but it's not so easy to snag for a guild without a deep member roster.

We're close: 140,608 as of last night. And there's no way we do 10,000 dailies in one day, so a single, mind-numbing night of grinding is out of the question. Still, wondering when we might notch the achievement gets one ticking off one's fingers and wondering ...

Assuming you haven't stopped dailying around, how many dailies do you do every day? How many do you think you could complete in a normal-length (for you) play session if you really put the pedal to the metal? Which dailies would you line up first? If you were trying to do as many dailies as possible, is there somewhere you'd head outside of Pandaria to crank them out?

[Thanks for the topic go to Gimmlette, who I suspect is merely trying to remind me to log in tonight and, er, do my dailies!]

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Live WoW Developer Q&A Thursday, April 25 - Fri, 19 Apr 2013 21:41:00 EST

Next week Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. PDT, the World of Warcraft community team will be hosting a live Q&A session with Blizzard developers/designers Dave Kosak, Ion Hazzikostas, Brian Holinka, Cory Stockton, and Greg Street. The last time we saw one of these with a developer collective was back in October 2011. More recently, in December 2012, Blizzard Customer Support hosted a Q&A of their own.

The full details and job description of each of the developers involved can be found below.

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