Guide to Legion UI and Quality of Life Improvements - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:43:40 -0500 Legion brings us many new and shiny things! This includes new UI improvements and polishing coming in the expansion pre patch. In this article we will go over most of the improvements, some big and some small and some quality of life improvements as well. We will also go over some that most of you already know about as well as some little things you probably didn't know of! Let's get right into it then.
We do not know when the Legion prepatch will hit, but they are usually a few weeks before the expansion. This patch contains many system and UI changes for Legion--you just can’t access Legion content or level to 110. You can access things in the prepatch like the new wardrobe system, the 7.0 prelaunch event, and UI Improvements.
Weekly Legion Developer Q&As Starting This Thursday! - Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:34:46 -0500 Blizzard is starting a series of weekly Legion Developer Q&As, as Legion is only a few short months away. Blizzard has done Q&As leading up to an expansion before, but not on such a regular schedule.
If you have any questions for the development team, please leave them here.
The time of the Burning Legion’s return is fast approaching, and as we begin our final preparations, we thought it’d be a good time to start up a new series of live developer Q&A sessions!
Brand new to WoW after seeing the movie and need help? Check out our New Player Guides.
Wowhead Weekly #83
Wowhead Weekly #83 is all about the movie! We discuss our opinions of the film, talk about our experience on the red carpet, and highlight our past coverage including exclusive movie featurettes on Wowhead.
All the Easter Eggs We Found in the Warcraft Movie (Spoilers) - Sat, 11 Jun 2016 09:23:06 -0500 On the Hollywood red carpet on Monday, Duncan Jones suggested that he'd love to see fans compile a list of all the easter eggs in Warcraft. So we've put together a list of all the movie easter eggs we've found! If you've noticed more, let us know in the comments and we'll add them. If you've seen the film, what was your favorite Easter Egg?
Major Spoilers inside the article as we explain plot points. Brand new to WoW? Check out our New Player Guides.
Wowhead's Legion Beta Key Giveaway: Week 5 - Fri, 10 Jun 2016 20:54:20 -0500 The Legion returns on August 30th: are you prepared? The fine folks at Blizzard Entertainment have graciously given Wowhead tons of Legion beta keys to give away and we want you to join in on the fun.
We have thousands of Legion beta keys to give away, spread out over many weeks! This week we have 750!
Each week, enter to win a Legion beta key by completing in-game achievements, which we'll track here on Wowhead. We'll keep things interesting by picking new achievements each week.
Wowhead Launches World of Warcraft New Player Guides - Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:02:11 -0500 With the Warcraft movie bringing in many new players, the Wowhead staff has created a series of guides for brand-new players. With these guides, you'll learn about the basics of the game and how to use Wowhead's database and tools for more advanced knowledge! You may have noticed some of Blizzard's recent articles for new players as well, they include Basic Movement and Combat, Human Starting Zone 1-5, Human Starting Zone 5-10.
Demon Invasion Preview: Stand Against the Legion - Thu, 09 Jun 2016 18:52:10 -0500 Legion Invasion Testing is now in progress for beta testers, running until 2pm PDT on Friday, June 10th. The stress test realm is buggy, as to be expected, but here's what we've found completing the invasions and fighting the Burning Legion. The Legion pre patch has several other events; for more information check out our Legion Pre Patch Preview.
There are six zones you can encounter an invasion in.
In this featurette, you'll see Doomhammer up close, Precisely Calibrated Boomstick and some of the 260+ swords used in filming, including King Llane's sword and Lothar's. Replicas of some movie weapons can be purchased from the Blizzard Gear Shop.
Let's compare some of the movie weapons to their in-game versions:
Notable items include some which grant massive Artifact Power gains like The Valewalker's Blessing and Mana-Injected Chronarch Power Core. A talent-swapping consumable has also been added in for players under 101: Tome of the Clear Mind.
New music added this build includes Highmountain and Sanctum of Karazhan!
We are continuing our series of movie image reveals with Durotan's battle axe today--which looks quite similar to Replica Blood Guard's Cleaver and Betrayer of Humanity. Check out our Warcraft Movie Hub for more film coverage and a link to buy tickets.
In the unfinished Warcraft Adventures game, Thrall was sent by Drek'thar to find Axe of Durotan . He finds the axe frozen in a block of ice in a cave in Alterac Mountains.
The Warcraft Movie premiere in Hollywood takes place tonight, June 6th! We'll be on the red carpet as press and attending a special event for Blizzard influencers. A red carpet livestream will start at 5:30 pm PDT:
Blizzard Entertainment and Facebook Team up to Connect Friends and Empower Streamers - Mon, 06 Jun 2016 09:55:17 -0500 Blizzard has issued a press statement that Blizzard and Facebook are teaming up. This partnership will include Facebook login for all Blizzard games, as well as incorporating Facebook's Live API for streaming functionality. While these changes will affect WoW, the article strongly emphasizes Overwatch, Blizzard's newest game with over 7 million players. These features will be completely optional as well for players.