Liveblog of the Patch 7.2.5 Q&A with Paul Kubit - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:54:42 -0500 It's time for the Patch 7.2.5 Q&A with Senior Game Designer Paul Kubit. The upcoming patch features the Deaths of Chromie Scenario, Trial of Style Transmog Competition, Black Temple Timewalking, and the Great Gnomeregan Race. Check out our list of things to do to prepare for 7.2.5!
Welcome to Wowhead's New Front Page - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:02:02 -0500 Welcome to Wowhead's new and improved front page! We've kept the feel of the front page with news articles and Today in Broken Isles, but moved a few things around to better highlight what players find important.
In May 2014, we revamped Wowhead's front page to better highlight our PTR database updates, new features, and guide sections. Thanks to that revamp, we've been able to share Wowhead features with a larger audience than ever before.
With the regular Esports tournaments on the weekends and things heating up for BlizzCon, Blizzard has created a separate stand-alone site for WoW Esports! You can find this by clicking on the "Esports" link on the navigation bar on any Battle.net WoW page.
7.2.5 PTR Build 24271 - Release Candidate and New Glory of the Tomb Raider Rewards - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:18:07 -0500 The weekly 7.2.5 PTR build is on the way--this build is marked as a release candidate. This build includes new rewards for Glory of the Tomb Raider - the and Micronax Controller battle pet. Usually meta-achievements reward a mount, and up until today Glory of the Tomb Raider rewarded transmog items, so it's interesting to see Blizzard experiment with new rewards.
Hey all, We'll be bringing down the PTR realms today in order to deploy a new 7.2.5 build.
Thousand Boat Bash Micro-Holiday (June 6 - 8) - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:57:57 -0500 The latest micro-holiday is the Thousand Boat Bash! Head to Thousand Needles and construct your own ship to get the Boat Day buff for seven days.
To get to Thousand Needles easily, either taken the Uldum portal from Stormwind/Orgrimmar, or the Caverns of Time portal from Dalaran. Head to the area by Fizzik's and Pozzik's Speedbarge!
You will find several quests to acquire parts for a boat:
What To Do Before Patch 7.2.5 Legion - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:04:39 -0500 Patch 7.2.5 in World of Warcraft Legion is coming soon, with the Tomb of Sargeras opening in mid-June. We've compiled a list of things players should get done before the next patch hits--and what to hold off on as it will be easier to complete in the patch.
If you're just coming back to WoW, check out our Returning Player Guides including Catch Up Tips for Level 110s.
The Story of Drak’thul - Lore with Nobbel87 - Sun, 04 Jun 2017 16:53:09 -0500 It's time for our 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. Today's video is the Story of Drak'thul, the NPC who provided the clue for the Fathom Dweller mount.
In addition to the article, check out the WoW General Secret Finding Discord and the Kosumoth comment by Blackfaded.
Darkmoon Faire in Town June 2017 - Sun, 04 Jun 2017 10:13:39 -0500 The Darkmoon Faire is back in town for the week! Wowhead's Darkmoon Faire Guide has all the details, but there is a more condensed version in kissashark's Darkmoon Faire Made Easy Guide as well.
The Darkmoon Faire offers valuable reputation buffs: Darkmoon Top Hat and WHEE!. These do not stack; each increases experience and reputation by 10% for an hour.
Blizzard Weekly Roundup: Malthael Hero, New Overwatch Map, Necromancer Cinematics - Sat, 03 Jun 2017 21:35:43 -0500 As many Wowhead users are fans of other Blizzard games, we're experimenting with a new article series--a weekly roundup of major announcements across Blizzard products. Here you'll find Wowhead Weekly for your usual WoW recap, as well as any new heroes, in-game events, and promotional deals from other Blizzard titles.
Tomb of Sargeras Interview with Morgan Day and Vanion.eu - Fri, 02 Jun 2017 10:51:27 -0500 Vanion.eu interviewed Lead Encounter Designer Morgan Day about Tomb of Sargeras and raiding in Legion. Yesterday Slootbag interviewed Morgan Day and we also previewed the Kil'jaeden encounter on the PTR.
Here are some of the highlights from the interview:
Raid Order - Goroth must be defeated first, then players can progress through the Naga wing (Harjatan and Mistress Sassz'ine), Demonic Inquisition, or Sisters of the Moon and Desolate Host.
This Month in WoW: June 2017 - Fri, 02 Jun 2017 09:25:05 -0500 Learn about the events coming in June 2017 with Blizzard's monthly preview! Events include the Midsummer Fire Festival, Thousand Boat Bash, Mists of Pandaria Timewalking, and the end of Legion Season 3 PvP.
In June the Tomb of Sargeras Raid opens and players can acquire Class Mounts. Check out all the links to read more from Wowhead's guides!
Blizzard June is upon us, bringing with it an abundance of activities for summer adventurer.
Kil'Jaeden Tomb of Sargeras Boss Preview - RP Spoilers and Abilities - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:56:00 -0500 Kil'jaeden, the final boss of Tomb of Sargeras, is finally available for raid testing on Thursday, June 1st, at 15:00 PDT. Similar to past end bosses, Blizzard has kept the testing on the light side to add an air of mystery and discovery to the fight when it goes live.
Edit: we've added in a video (under spoiler toggle) of the Kil'jaeden fight RP.
Tomb of Sargeras opens on June 20th, check out our raid overview for more details.
New Pickpocketing Rewards on 7.2.5 PTR - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:53:23 -0500 New pickpocketing rewards are coming in Patch 7.2.5! Last build we stealthed around the PTR to collect the new currency Coins of Air, and this build Griftah has some items for sale.
Sneaky Marmot for 0 Coins of Air: Critter Battle Pet that stays in stealth!
Dig Rat for 0 Coins of Air: Critter Battle Pet
Barrel of Bandanas for 0 Coins of Air: Toy which allows you and your friends to randomly get one of these appearances:
Tomb of Sargeras Developer Interview Liveblog - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:25:13 -0500 Slootbag is interviewing Lore and Lead Encounter Designer Morgan Day on his Twitch stream at 11:30 Pacific! We're liveblogging the important points below in this article, and the topics covered will include Tomb of Sargeras and raid encounter design.
Watch live video from Slootbag on www.twitch.tv
Q: Plans on returning to different size of Mythic raid? A: So far we've been happy with raiding this tier, and we haven't made any big changes and it's pretty solid (20).
7.2.5 PTR Build 24218 - Class, Legendary, and Tier 20 Bonus Changes - Wed, 31 May 2017 19:30:34 -0500 The weekly PTR build is here, featuring modified Tier 20 set bonuses, more tweaks to Rogue and Warlock Honor Talents, and some legendary proc and stat changes, notably Behemoth Headdress, Oblivion's Embrace, and Fire in the Deep. More Darkmoon Faire music was also added!
This PTR build did not have many new items. You can view a full list in our updated database here. They mainly covered new versions of Paragon Caches, and items related to the Trial of Style transmogs.
The Deaths of Chromie: Time To Act - Wed, 31 May 2017 13:14:48 -0500 Blizzard has previewed the new Deaths of Chromie scenario - a light-hearted minigame where you rescue Chromie across different timeways, earn friendship with Chromie, and get special rewards for completing the scenario quickly!
Several weeks ago Wowhead previewed the entire encounter, including all friendship abilities, transmog sets, quests, and eight challenges. While beating all the challenges in 15 minutes seems tricky, there are various ability perks and items that can help you save time!
Tomb of Sargeras Raid Unlock Schedule - Normal on June 20th - Wed, 31 May 2017 12:08:19 -0500 Blizzard has updated their raid blog with information on the raid unlock schedule for Tomb of Sargeras. Normal and Heroic hits June 20th, with other difficulties and LFR wings staggered over the summer.
Tuesday, Jun. 20 – Normal and Heroic Difficulties Open Tuesday, Jun. 27 – Mythic difficulty and Raid Finder Wing 1– Gates of Hell (Goroth, Demonic Inquisition, Harjartan) Open Tuesday, Jul.
Blizzard confirmed that the legendary rings coming in Patch 7.2.5 are RNG world drops, like the other legendaries. Due to the names of the legendary rings sounding like Class Hall titles, some players had been speculating that they perhaps came from quests instead. Check out all the new legendaries in our 7.2.5 Legendary Post.