Battle for Azeroth Community Opinions: Class Changes and State of Priests - Mon, 02 Apr 2018 19:26:39 -0500 Welcome back to the Battle for Azeroth Community Opinions series. This series will span the Battle for Azeroth Alpha and will cover multiple topics. We will focus on a specific topic every week and for this week, we've decided to delve into the Priest specs! Let us know what you think of this type of article in the comments.
Blizzard has been dropping hints towards Old Gods breaking out of their prison for a while now. From the whispers of Xal'atath, the Shadow Priest Artifact weapon, Il'gynoth in the Emerald Nightmare, to the more recent visions of Ogmot the Mad, after Sargeras struck Azeroth, we know for sure they are arriving.
New NA WoW Forum MVPs Announced - Mon, 02 Apr 2018 14:01:07 -0500 Early this year, Blizzard announced updates to their North America MVP program, the idea was to modernize the program, to follow the many changes that happened in the WoW community ever since the program was conceived. Today, Ornyx announced the new MVPs out of the ones that sent in their applications!
It's been a long month for me and Ythisens as we worked to review every single entry that we received for the World of Warcraft MVP program.
Mionee Solos Mythic +15 Cathedral of Eternal Night In Time - Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:56:06 -0500 Mionee has soloed Cathedral of Eternal Night +15 in time with the Bursting, Skittish, Fortified affix combo! This keystone level is considered a substantial milestone by Blizzard, as achieving +15 with the help of four other people rewards a special artifact tint. Congrats on the amazing feat!
This dungeon was soloed on the MDI realm which means Mionee's stats were lower than on live, making it even more impressive.
Here are the soloing tips from the YouTube description:
Noblegarden 2018 Holiday Updates and Guide - Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:02:41 -0500 Noblegarden runs through April 2nd through April 9th! Learn all about the chocolates, transmog gear, and egg-hunting in our updated holiday guide:
New to 2018, players can transmog to Noblegarden attire during the holiday:
Helms: Spring Circlet, Black Spring Circlet, Pink Spring Circlet
Robes: Spring Robes, Elegant Dress
Pants: Black Tuxedo Pants
Weapon: Spring Flowers, Egg Basket
Plan out your holiday transmog in the Dressing Room!
WoW History Spotlight: April Fools from the Past - Mon, 02 Apr 2018 10:39:17 -0500 Blizzard has always been pretty famous for doing insane April Fools almost every single year. On this post, we use our weekly nostalgia column format and go through some of the most famous or controversial April Fools Blizzard has done over the years.
Interested in this year's jokes? Check out Blizzard's patch notes and dance battle and Wowhead's Tattoo Customization and Allied Race Pepes.
World of Warcraft Family Guy Clip - Sun, 01 Apr 2018 22:50:23 -0500 The latest episode of Family Guy aired on April 1st, featuring a short sequence referencing World of Warcraft. FOX has uploaded the clip from the episode to YouTube.
Earlier in the week, social media accounts posted this image promoting the episode:
Family Guy follows the adventures of lovable oaf PETER GRIFFIN (Seth MacFarlane) and his hilariously odd family of middle-class New Englanders.
The Story of World of Warcraft Chronicle 3 with Nobbel87 - Sun, 01 Apr 2018 17:13:51 -0500 It's time for Wowhead's monthly lore collaboration with Nobbel87! In this series, Nobbel will examine the lore behind popular content on Wowhead, and we'll provide database links and guides so you can experience the lore and content in-game.
World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume 3 released earlier this week so we've created a slew of content focusing on the new novel. Earlier this week we published New Info on Old Gods, New Canon Info on Champions of Each Dungeon/Raid, and Story Discrepancies.
The Starting Zone - Interview with Gary Platner, Principal Exterior Level Designer - Sat, 31 Mar 2018 05:26:43 -0500 The Starting Zone podcast got to interview Gary Platner, Principal Exterior Level Designer in WoW, for their 249th episode. In this episode, they talk to Gary Platner about his work on World of Warcraft, from his earlier work as Lead Environmental Artist to his current job as Principle Exterior Level Designer.
Salute to StarCraft Feat of Strength (March 31 - April 6) - Sat, 31 Mar 2018 01:16:19 -0500 To celebrate StarCraft's 20th Anniversary, there's a special Feat of Strength in Warcraft! Earn the Feat of Strength between March 31st and April 6th by using the /salute emote on StarCraft-themed pets: Zergling, Grunty, Mini Thor, Baneling, or Zeradar. Don't forget, all other Blizzard games have special promotions as well, including the Sarah Kerrigan Ghost Skin for Widowmaker.
This achievement is now obtainable on NA and EU realms.
As a long-time writer of over two dozen guides on the site, I've seen what works and what doesn't in the guide system. I've looked at every single guide published at some point or another to see how other writers chose to display the guide information.
Mage Tower Now Active Again on NA Realms - Fri, 30 Mar 2018 18:59:02 -0500 The Mage Tower Building is now active again on NA realms! 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.
The Artifact Appearances from the Mage Tower will not be obtainable after Legion, so we are publishing articles reminding players when this building is up as Legion draws to an end.
The Witchwood: Gilneas’ History Reimagined in Hearthstone - Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:50:32 -0500 A thing called “card reveal season” is upon Hearthstone fans around the globe, and the game’s upcoming expansion “The Witchwood” shines a light on the history of Gilneas, one of the most fascinating and enchanting storylines in the Warcraft universe.
Many Gilnean personalities have already been revealed, and with Darius Crowley and Lord Godfrey, a long-living rivalry will be rekindled and told to the Hearthstone community.
Submit Your Feedback on Achievements - Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:41:48 -0500 The Achievements Discord is compiling feedback on achievements! Now is your time to speak up on any achievements you've had concerns or complaints on for a while.
Have you ever had a desire to contribute to the game you love? Have you wanted to make your voice be heard by the community, but weren’t able to based on the circumstances? Then this is the time you have been waiting for.
Arena World Championship Spring Finals - Viewer's Guide - Fri, 30 Mar 2018 09:25:20 -0500 On March 31st and April 1st, Blizzard is going live from Columbus, Ohio with the Arena World Championship Spring Finals! With 8 teams, 4 European Teams and 4 North American Teams, this is the biggest battle of western teams to happen outside Blizzcon.
The winner of the AWC Spring Finals will receive a large chunk of the $100,000 dollar prize pool and a guaranteed spot at the year-end WoW Arena World Championship Tournament, slated to happen at Blizzcon!
Lore Retcons and Reveals in World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume 3 - Thu, 29 Mar 2018 12:27:47 -0500 World of Warcraft Chronicle: Volume 3 retcons several parts of Warcraft's lore, such as Med'an's story, and provides clarification on some murky bits. With the help of Nobbel87, we're highlighting some of the interesting lore changes in this post.
In addition to the lore reveals described in this post, there are two major updates we covered in separate articles - New Canon Info on Champions of Each Dungeon/Raid and Updated Old Gods Lore.
Early Look at Stormsong Valley - New Zone in Battle for Azeroth - Thu, 29 Mar 2018 08:08:27 -0500 Stormsong Valley is a Kul Tiras zone in Battle for Azeroth, which recently opened on the BFA alpha. Located north of Tiragarde Sound, the fertile lands of the Stormsong Family are home to numerous farms and shipyards. All seaworthy Kul Tiran vessels are blessed by the ancient order of the Tidesages, a religious group who commune with the sea to guide the Kul Tiras' legendary fleet.