Retiring Artifact Weapons Cutscene (Spoilers) - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 23:20:17 -0600 Artifact weapons are getting retired closer to the end of Legion, and in this datamined cutscene, we have an early look at the fate of our weapons. Previously we've posted the voiceover lines and cutscene music, and today we have our first look at the actual cutscene.
Do note that this cutscene is incomplete--it is missing encrypted voice over lines, and any/all details are subject to change before 7.3.5 goes live. Also, spoiler warning.
Edit: We've discovered how to get the Purified Titan Essence. Turn in 175 Wakening Essence for Purified Titan Essence. This creates a Legion Legendary appropriate for your loot specialization (Synthesize Legendary).
Patch 7.3.2 Hotfixes for January 5th - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:22:55 -0600 January 5th hotfixes include fixes to Eonar, Coven of Shivarra, Assassination Rogues, Restoration Druids, and Temple of Kotmogu. Also today, Blizzard announced upcoming Assassination Rogue and Balance Druid tuning.
Eonar's Verdant Embrance (from Eonar's Compassion) is now correctly activated by Germination.
Fixed an issue where Poisoned Knife could apply poisons twice.
World of Warcraft 13th Anniversary Art Contest Winners - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:32:08 -0600 Congratulations to the winners of the World of Warcraft 13th Anniversary Art Contest! The grand prize winner, Tim Guo, received an Illdan Statue, Classic Hoodie, and plush, while the runners-up received a plush and Classic Hoodie.
You can find more of Tim Guo's art on ArtStation. From his ArtStation blog for the winning work of art:
This image depicts one of my favorite moments in World of Warcraft, the opening of the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj.
As announced in the last show, Panser is stepping down to focus on content efforts outside of Twitch in 2018. Annie is a full-time Twitch streamer who loves collecting achievements and mounts in WoW. Check out her recent BlizzCon 2017 Interview on Class Design and give her a warm welcome!
Allied Race Unlock Requirements Are Account-Wide - Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:33:45 -0600 Today's 7.3.5 PTR update temporarily added banners to the Orgrimmar and Stormwind Embassies which track your Allied Race unlock progress. After testing on several characters, we determined that the unlock requirements are account wide. They are not limited to a specific faction.
Earlier today, clicking on the banners gave you information about the Allied Race, including Racial Abilities, a Model Viewer for both genders and an Eligibility section.
This build also lets players check if they have completed all the required achievements in-game, to unlock the related Allied Races. Head to the Orgrimmar or Stormwind Embassy and inside, you will find two banners, one for each faction's Allied Race.
To recapitulate, the Journal is the Dream Journal from Ogmot the Mad, a rare NPC located at the Wound in the World. Defeating him drops the readable item, which is composed of ten pages telling about the recent dreams of the ogre.
In the tabs below you can check all the pages from the Journal, both old and new texts. Learn more about the upcoming patch on our Patch 7.3.5 Content Hub.
Allied Race Intro and Unlock Scenario Cutscenes (Spoilers) - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:02:24 -0600 Each Allied Race has a special intro cutscene when a character is created, as well as special cutscenes to further the story in their unique recruitment scenario. Earlier in the 7.3.5 PTR cycle, we datamined the Allied Race story through broadcast text and audio voice-over files. Now we have the cutscenes for each Allied Race Intro as well as cutscenes from the Nightborne and Lightforged unlock scenarios.
New Mythic+ Records Set Over the Last Week - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:03:33 -0600 Antorus, the Burning Throne hasn't been out that long, but our first week of Sanguine, Volcanic, Fortified has now passed and many players were trying to push as high of a keystone as possible. These affixes are considered the easiest set to deal with and coupled with the greatly increased item levels, trinkets and tier bonuses from Antorus, several records have been smashed.
Let's take a look at some of the new records! Thanks to Raider.io for providing the data.
Allied Race Tabard Model Preview - Tue, 02 Jan 2018 19:15:22 -0600 As part of the Allied Race updates on the 7.3.5 PTR, Blizzard has added matching tabards for each Heritage Armor set. While the source of these tabards is unknown, you can preview them in our PTR Dressing Room on each Allied Race!
These tabards match the Heritage Armor sets perfectly. The Heritage Sets are earned by leveling to 110 on an Allied Race without any leveling boosts.
Learn more about Allied Races in the Allied Races Overview.
Legion Attunement Tracker Updated for Allied Race Unlock Requirements - Mon, 01 Jan 2018 18:07:35 -0600 In Patch 7.3.5, the Allied Races will add many new requirements in order to unlock the ability to create one, so we've updated the Legion Attunement Tool with some additional things to track per character! Want to know what you need to create your first Void Elf or Nightborne when they're released? The Attunement tool can help!
Note that these Allied Race requirements are currently on the PTR and are subject to change.
Lightforged Draenei Allied Race Transmog Suggestions - Mon, 01 Jan 2018 11:43:45 -0600 The LIghtforged Draenei Allied Race is a new Battle for Azeroth feature, but you can start planning your Lightforged'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 Lightforged Draenei!
Most of our transmog suggestions reflect their proximity with the Light, with lots of yellow and orange shades.
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.