Wowhead's Artist's Corner and Giveaway - June Jenssen - Sun, 01 Jul 2018 13:46:22 -0500 Welcome to the latest installment of our Artist's Corner series! Here at Wowhead we love art - drawing, painting, sculpting, woodworking, metalworking, jewelry making, papercrafting, badge making, everything under the sun.
In an effort to share what our wonderful community does, about once a month, we will feature an artist and their craft.
New Scrapper UI on BFA Beta - Source for Profession Reagents and Expulsom - Sun, 01 Jul 2018 12:03:17 -0500 The Scrapper is a new profession helper that is being introduced in Battle For Azeroth. The Scrapper destroys armor and weapons, yielding some BFA crafting reagents as well as a chance at Expulsom, a BoP item required for numerous high-end crafting recipes. This provides an alternative to disenchanting your gear.
The Scrapper is different from the Obliterum Forge in that you can scrap most equippable BFA gear, not just crafted gear, and you can't scrap consumables.
Updated Druid Cat Form Running and Walking Animations in Battle for Azeroth - Sat, 30 Jun 2018 17:01:06 -0500 Druid Cat Form has received updates to their running and walking animations in this week's Battle for Azeroth beta update! The cat's back is curved less in motion and the overall animation is closer to that of an actual cat. Thank you to the multiple users who emailed feedback about this discovery.
Wowhead's model viewer is now updated to show these different animations.
User Guide Spotlight: Create a Guide by Keldesh - Sat, 30 Jun 2018 08:17:15 -0500 Welcome to the fourteenth edition of the guide feature! By now you're aware of the user-submitted guides on Wowhead, and although there are over 1500 guides published on the site right now, have you ever considered writing your own?
As a long-time writer of over two dozen guides, I've seen what works and what doesn't in the guide system. In this feature, selected impressive guides are being brought to your attention in a quick newsflash.
Conversion from Legion Prestige to Battle for Azeroth Honor - Fri, 29 Jun 2018 19:31:21 -0500 In Battle for Azeroth, the Prestige system is being removed and new Honor Levels will be added. Honor Levels will be account-wide and all Honor earned on any character in Legion will be converted to the new system. However, Prestige 20+ Rewards that are not earned in Legion will require a lot more Honor in Battle for Azeroth.
At the beginning of Battle for Azeroth, all the characters on your account will have their Honor merged and converted into the new system.
Artifact Instability is Increasing - Stronger Concordance of the Legionfall - Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:50:58 -0500 With our Artifact weapons unstable with power, their power seems to be increasing as time passes. Earlier today players noted that the instability had further increased their powers, with Concordance of the Legionfall now reaching rank 76. This likely indicates that the instability will further increase our Artifact's power until the pre-patch release, when the power will overload and turn our weapons into stat sticks.
The History of World of Warcraft, Explained by Blizzard Entertainment - Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:22:58 -0500 Game Director Ion Hazzikostas, Lead Gameplay Engineer Patrick Magruder, and Visual Development Supervisor Jimmy Lo tell the entire history of World of Warcraft to WIRED. This video touches upon major lore points from every expansion, but also explains major features added in every expansion.
Which was your favorite WoW expansion and feature described in this video?
Unfortunately you are just limited to small areas of Boralus and Zuldazar, getting a No Man's Land debuff if you travel too far. The target dummies and most NPCs in the cities also appear to be phased out.
WARNING! This post contains spoilers to the Battle of Azeroth Alliance storyline!
As shown on the Alliance Starting Scenario in Kul Tiras, Jaina was treated by everyone in Kul Tiras, including her mother and Lord Admiral, Katherine Proudmoore, as a traitor to the nation of Kul Tiras.
Battle for Azeroth Preview: War Mode, PvP Talents, and More - Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:52:53 -0500 Blizzard has posted an overview of updates to PvP in Battle for Azeroth! This includes the new outdoor War Mode system, Prestige transitioning to Honor, Conquest Points, PvP Talents, Dueler's Guild, and more.
We have a number of guides to help you with this content, including guides to all Antorus bosses and Mage Tower Challenges for all specs. Thanks to Blizzard for highlighting our guides in the blog--the Wowhead guide team puts a lot of care into creating and updating this content.
Artifact Overpowering Impact - Mythic Argus - Thu, 28 Jun 2018 06:45:46 -0500 With yesterday's Artifact changes, many different activities in World of Warcraft suddenly became easier, like the Mage Tower Challenge and many raid bosses.
A very good indicator of that is the number of new guilds finishing Mythic: Argus the Unmaker and achieving Cutting Edge: Argus the Unmaker. With data provided by Raider.io we can see the steep increase in the number of new guilds defeating Argus:
Wowhead's Battle for Azeroth Beta Key Giveaway: Week 5 - Wed, 27 Jun 2018 23:18:21 -0500 The tides of war draw near, as Battle for Azeroth launches on August 14th! The fine folks at Blizzard Entertainment have graciously given Wowhead tons of Battle for Azeroth beta keys to give away and we want you to join in on the fun.
We have thousands of Battle for Azeroth beta keys to give away, spread out over many weeks! This week we have 750 keys for our traditional site giveaway and even more from Discord giveaways over the weekends!
Forbes' Interview with Ion Hazzikostas on BFA - Communities, RNG, Pre-Patch, M+ - Wed, 27 Jun 2018 23:01:50 -0500 This week Forbes ran a two-part interview on Battle for Azeroth with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas, covering communities, M+ design including the decision to disable gear swapping, RNG in gearing, and what to do before BFA. He also revealed that the Battle for Lordaeron scenario will be available before the launch of BFA, to those who pre-purchase the expansion.
In the first interview, Ion discussed dungeons and the upcoming Communities feature.
Mage Tower is Now Always Active - Wowhead's Mage Tower Guides For All 36 Specs - Wed, 27 Jun 2018 10:03:00 -0500 The Mage Tower Building is now always active! Players that have at least 35 traits on their Artifact (Power Unbound) can work on solo challenges for an Artifact Appearance. We have guides to beating the challenges for all 36 specs as well as detailed comments on all challenge quest pages. Edit: now up on EU realms.
As these appearances are quite striking for transmog, we've put together a guide for preparing for the Mage Tower Challenges on new players.