It's time once again for Azeroth to celebrate New Year's Eve with a nice Filled Festive Mug and fireworks--catch them at the top of the hour in major cities and Booty Bay starting at 6pm PST on December 31st, but try not to drunkenly PvP in Booty Bay since the guards are asleep.
Don't forget to /dance back at the Revelers to get Celebrate Good Times!, which increases all stats by 10% for 30 minutes.
Wowhead's 2017 Year in Review and Happy New Year - Sun, 31 Dec 2017 08:56:18 -0600 2017 for the Wowhead team was a busy year with several major Legion patches and the Battle for Azeroth expansion announcement. Here's a look back at what we're particularly proud of.
Curious about major in-game milestones for Warcraft? Check out our Warcraft Year In Review Post!
The most visible change on Wowhead this year was our new front page!
World of Warcraft Student Art Contest Roundtable - Sat, 30 Dec 2017 10:08:36 -0600 Blizzard Entertainment University Relations is running a series of Student Art Contests, covering Environmental Art, Character Art, FX, and Animation. As part of promoting the contest, Artstation published a Student Art Contest Roundtable with Chris Robinson: Senior Art Director, World of Warcraft, Jeff Parrott: Art Manager, World of Warcraft, Ariel Fain: 3D Artist, World of Warcraft, Peter K. Lee: 3D Artist, World of Warcraft, Janine Tedford: Associate Manager, University Relations.
Void Elf and Nightborne Weapon Models - Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:50:41 -0600 Now that we've highlighted some Void Elf and Nightborne transmog suggestions, we're taking a look at themed weapons for both races. The Nightborne weapons models were added in 7.0.3 and the Void Elf weapon models were added in 7.3.
We do not know if these weapons will be used at all for the playable Allied Races, but they certainly match the Heritage Armor sets well!
Portal Keeper Hasabel Soloed by Protection Paladin - Fri, 29 Dec 2017 10:38:47 -0600 The Antorus raid tier is still current but players are starting to solo the bosses! Protection Paladin Rextroy has soloed Portal Keeper Hasabel. Thanks to VittoriyaWoW for the tip.
Here are Rextroy's notes:
Ilvl: 962 Traits: 79
Leech (I had 10%): Imporant for survival!
Crit (With trinket I had 30%): Crit increases our parry, which leads to more Avenger Shield procs and auto hits.
Nightborne Allied Race Transmog Suggestions - Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:45:36 -0600 The Nightborne Allied Race is a new Battle for Azeroth feature, but you can start planning your elf's appearance now in Wowhead's Dressing Room. With so much Allied Race data in the 7.3.5 PTR, including a working Dressing Room for character customization, we've put together some transmog suggestions for Nightborne!
Void Elf Allied Race Transmog Suggestions - Thu, 28 Dec 2017 07:50:51 -0600 The Void Elf Allied Race is a new Battle for Azeroth feature, but you can start planning your elf's appearance now in Wowhead's Dressing Room. With so much Allied Race data in the 7.3.5 PTR, including a working Dressing Room for character customization, we've put together some transmog suggestions for Void Elves!
Most of our transmog suggestions reflect their unusual hair colors and styles, with lots of blue and purple shades.
This Week in WoW History: A Holiday Special - Wed, 27 Dec 2017 13:08:50 -0600 Hey everyone, and welcome to another bit of WoW History! Every week, we look down at important events that happened in WoW (or Blizzard!) for that week.
I hope everyone had an amazing Holiday season! Don't forget to grab your gifts under Greatfather Winter's Tree in Ironforge and Orgrimmar ingame. We took a short break during the holidays and now we bring two weeks worth of nostalgia for you!
Toy Weapon Set/Toy Weapon Set and Hearthstation/Hearthstation are only available from December 25th-January 2nd. Toy Weapon Set/Toy Weapon Set grants progress towards the Don't Play With That In The House achievement and opening any present today will also give you He Knows If You've Been Naughty!
Warcraft's 2017 Year in Review - Sun, 24 Dec 2017 15:46:56 -0600 It's been a busy year for World of Warcraft with the announcement of Battle for Azeroth and Blizzard's new approach to patches and continuous content. With everything quieting down for the holidays, we can finally catch our breath and look back at the past year in WoW.
In this article, we're highlighting all the major in-game events, content updates, and Blizzard announcements.
Void Elf Allied Race Model Updates - Sun, 24 Dec 2017 08:27:43 -0600 In addition to the Highmountain Tattoos and Nightborne hair modifications, Void Elves have recently received model updates in the 7.3.5 PTR data as well. The Void Elf Allied Race male model is now less muscular and the Heritage Armor collars do not clip through as many female Void Elf hair styles.
Leeroy Jenkins Dry Run Video Released - Sat, 23 Dec 2017 17:07:37 -0600 It's been over 12 years since the start of the internet meme, Leeroy Jenkins. It all started when the original video was released to WarcraftMovies.com on May 11, 2005 and since then, it has been mentioned multiple times in World of Warcraft and also made into a Hearthstone card. Now, 12 years later, one of the co-creators of the video has released footage of a test run of the event.
If you're new to this series or want to re-visit past posts, you can check out the previous articles right here on wowhead.com
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Wowhead's 2017 Winter Veil Holiday Giveaway - Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:35:18 -0600 As the snow falls outside of Ironforge and Orgrimmar, the Wowhead team is taking a moment to reflect how great 2017 has been to us. With the rapid-fire content and PTR updates, the Wowhead staff has enjoyed providing you with the best possible information!
To celebrate the year's end and this year's Feast of Winter Veil, we've teamed up with our friends at Discord, Blizzard, and J!NX for an epic set of gifts! Have a happy new year and remember to stay warm this holiday season!
New Weapon Appearances for Transmog from 7.3.5 Quest Rewards - Fri, 22 Dec 2017 11:13:12 -0600 Patch 7.3.5 adds many low-level weapons to the game, as part of the outdoor questing revamp. These weapons provide greater variety to players without heirlooms and also prove new transmog options to players. Many of the appearances of these questing weapons are brand-new, or resemble weapons lost in the Cataclysm quest revamp.
In this post we’ll highlight the new transmog options from questing weapons in 7.3.5. Learn more about 7.3.5 in the Patch 7.3.5 Content Hub.
Faction Leader Dialogue at the Horde and Alliance Embassies - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 23:23:25 -0600 The Horde and Alliance Embassies have changed since the early PTR builds. Most notably, the faction leaders that are present have changed and each NPC inside the embassies now have some dialogue when you talk with them.
Learn more about 7.3.5 in the Patch 7.3.5 Content Hub.
The Embassies will likely be the start of the Horde and Alliance Allied Race storylines. We datamined dialogue text and tried to piece together to figure out the quest lines.
Snowy Owl Battle Pet Now Spawned for Winter - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:10:48 -0600 With the changing of the seasons, the winter pet Snowy Owl has now spawned. This flying battle pet can only be found in Winterspring, and collecting it counts towards Kalimdor Safari, which in turn is needed for World Safari and the title. Historically, this pet despawns around March 21st.
There is one more seasonal pet, the Qiraji Guardling for summer months. The appearance of Blossoming Ancient will also update for winter months.
In this show, we reveal our new host, AnnieFuchsia! Annie will be taking over Panser's duties, as Panser has a busy travel schedule in 2018 and will be focusing her content efforts outside of Twitch. You can expect to see Panser return as a guest now and then, and we'll be continuing to collaborate with her in other ways.
World of Warcraft Holiday Sale - Wed, 20 Dec 2017 23:14:23 -0600 It's the Holiday season and World of Warcraft's Holiday Sale offers a 50% sale on pets, mounts, helms, the Legion expansion and the base game!
Both the base game (which includes content up to Warlords of Draenor) and the Legion expansion are 50% off. You can find them in the Blizzard Shop.
Three bundles of mounts and pets are on sale for varying amounts of discounts.
All pets except for Shadow and Twilight are 50% off.