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Wowhead Party RSVP Page Now Live - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:00:13 -0500 The Wowhead Party RSVP link is now public! We're promoting this link a bit earlier than we initially intended since some intrepid fans found the link via Google and Eventbrite's feed. We still wanted to give people a fair chance at signing up, so here we go! In the future, we'll try to make sure the link cannot be discovered in advance.
Wowhead Weekly #135 - Argus 7.3.2 PTR, BlizzCon Merch Reveals - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:51:23 -0500 Wowhead Weekly #135 covers the 7.3.2 PTR, live events in WoW, and all the BlizzCon merchandise news. We've recently moved the show to Wednesdays, so I'll be highlighting the show earlier in the week than before.
Wowhead Weekly is a World of Warcraft podcast with Wowhead Site Manager Perculia and Video Manager TradeChat where all the recent Blizzard news and Wowhead developments are discussed. You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see every episode.
Blizzard Diversity Meet-Up at BlizzCon 2017 - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:06:12 -0500 Details have been revealed about the new Blizzard Diversity Meet-Up taking place at BlizzCon 2017. This follows a Blizzard video released on National Coming Out Day:
Blizzard Diversity 2017 from David Luong on Vimeo.
According to an Blizzard internal memo, only 21% of employees are women, with a tendency to leave the company more frequently than men, and an additional 14% represent other minority groups. From the Kotaku article:
BlizzCon 2017 Floor Plan - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:03:59 -0500 Check out the BlizzCon 2017 Floor Plan, featuring Mythic, Legendary, Epic, and Heroic stages, a Warcraft demo area, and a Sylvanas statue.
Edit: the BlizzCon Website has updated with the map.
The BlizzCon App has not officially updated, but intrepid fans have noticed that if you still have it installed from last year, you can just load it up and hit the "info" tab to see the "Venue Map" link.
Blizzard's Mythic Dungeon Invitational Wrap-Up - Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:54:25 -0500 The first Mythic Dungeon Invitational Finals took place on October 1st, with nearly 60,000 viewers on Twitch for the final matches. Learn about the highlights from all weeks of the tournament in Blizzard's new Esports blog published below.
If you'd like more in-depth details on the matches, check out Raider.IO's Mythic Dungeon Invitational Brackets or Wowhead's weekly recaps.
BlizzCon 2017 Merchandise: Badge Trading, Collectible Pins Revealed, Squeaky Plushies - Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:18:34 -0500 Monika and Alex reveal more BlizzCon merchandise details, following the launch of the BlizzCon Merchandise sale yesterday, including collectible pins. If you missed the sale launch, check out our staff merchandise picks. You can purchase the BlizzCon items right now with a Virtual Ticket, and the sale opens to the general public on the 17th.
You can watch the full video on the BlizzCon site. Learn more about Blizzard collectibles with our updated Pin Trading, Cute but Deadly, and Funko guides.
Mionee Solos Raid Boss Gul'dan - Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:29:49 -0500 Mionee of soloing fame has killed the Nighthold boss Gul'dan on Normal difficulty on their Vengeance Demon Hunter. This encounter proved challenging with enrage timers and the summoned adds with 900% buffed damage.
We've posted the video description below, which explains the strategy, talents, and legendaries used. Also check out our interview with Mionee from a few months ago!
Gul'dan! Darkness Incarnate.
How gracious of Blizzard to have created a whole cinematic just for me.
Argus Pantheon Trinket Updates for Build 25255 - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:09:16 -0500 The Argus Pantheon Trinkets received significant updates in the latest 7.3.2 PTR build. Here's the rundown of details provided by Warrior theorycrafter and Wowhead guide author Archimtiros.
Aman'Thul's Vision is a Legendary
Aman'Thul's Vision is now an item level 1000 legendary that does not share the 2 equipped restrictions of other legendaries. However, you can still only equip one Path of the Titan trinket, itself included.
Aman'Thul's Vision is now an item level 1000 legendary that does not share the 2 equipped restrictions of other legendaries that appears to drop off of the Argus encounter. Even more details about trinket changes in our detailed follow-up trinket post.
Titan Trinkets can be upgraded 5 item levels at a time, up to item level 1000 using Pantheon's Blessing.
BlizzCon Gear Sale Now Live - Features Pirate Pepe - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:31:48 -0500 The BlizzCon 2017 announcements keep coming in with the launch of the BlizzCon Gear Sale! You will need a Virtual Ticket to purchase these items before October 17th, so we're giving one away in this post!
The Wowhead team loves pins and we maintain the Blizzard Pin Trading Guide. New pin products this year include a pin collection carrying case, Season 4 Collectibles, and Overwatch Cute but Deadly pins. If you spend over $150 at the shop, you will get this new special murloc pin: