The Warcraft III Invitational will take place on February 27th and 28th, featuring a number of classic competitors. Last week, we speculated that some of the attendees were attending a special Warcraft III event.
Interesting Datamined NPCs from Battle for Azeroth Alpha - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:27:34 -0600 Many NPCs have been datamined during the Battle for Azeroth alpha, and in this post, we're highlighting the most interesting ones like Jaina's Angels and a Secret-Finding reference. Sort through even more NPCs in our Battle for Azeroth Database and check out even more datamining at our Battle for Azeroth Datamining Roundup.
Rid'lah <The Mind Teaser > references Riddler's Mind-Worm. Needs Rewards implies he'll drop some cool loot or be a funny vendor in the future.
New Warcraft Icons Added to Battle.net Launcher - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:40:30 -0600 The Battle.net Launcher recently updated with WoW-specific icons for your profile. Previously, you could select some WoW-themed characters but the art originated from other Blizzard games like Heroes of the Storm or Hearthstone.
This was first noticed in a Reddit thread today by ChakraaThePanda and later confirmed by a Blizzard game designer:
This Reddit thread from a few days ago may have reminded Blizzard to add the icons:
Patch 7.3.5 Hotfixes for February 20th - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:17:48 -0600 February 20th hotfixes include a cost change for Blood of Sargeras Argus Missions, a nerf to enemy HP in Pit of Saron Timewalking, and the addition of the Ren'dorei Cloak to the Void Elf Heritage Armor.
Fixed a bug that allowed Demonic Gateways to be placed in unintended spots.
Argus missions that award Blood of Sargeras now cost 600 more Order Hall Resources.
World First Solo Xavius - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:34:06 -0600 Another Legion boss has been soloed today! Affliction Warlock MrNinjaBurger aka Lockoclock has soloed Xavius, the final boss of The Emerald Nightmare.
According to MrNinjaBurger, this solo had no gimmicks like the ones you've seen in solos like the World First on Garothi Worldbreaker, but instead it relies a fair bit on luck with the Dream Simulacrum mechanics.
Warcraft III Receives A New Installer - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:12:06 -0600 After last week's rumors about some Warcraft RTS content planned for the future, Reddit user r_ez has noticed that Warcraft III received an updated installer recently, similar to those used by last generation Blizzard games. Although not yet shown in Blizzard Battle.net Launcher, that might indicate that it now has the required tech for such, similarly to Classic Starcraft.
Note that this interface was previously used only to update the game and not to install it.
Questing Through Nazmir in the Battle for Azeroth Alpha - Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:09:10 -0600 Nazmir is one of the new Horde questing zones in Battle for Azeroth, focusing on the conflict between the Zandalari and Blood Trolls. In this post, we'll preview the available storyline for Nazmir.
Earlier we previewed the Alliance storyline in Drustvar, a creepy zone filled with witches.
Nazmir also has several fun easter eggs like Pepe, the Muppets, and Dart from Stranger Things.
Battle for Azeroth Community Opinions: State of the Druids - Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:12:34 -0600 Welcome to the start of a new series on Wowhead! This series will span the Battle for Azeroth Alpha and will cover multiple topics including but not limited to the state of a class, questing, dungeons, raids and Mythic+. This series will focus on a specific topic every week and for this first week, we've decided to start with the Druid specs! Let us know what you think of this type of article in the comments.
Guide to Class Changes in Battle for Azeroth Now Live - Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:38:11 -0600 We’re pleased to announce that our Battle for Azeroth Class Changes Overview is now live! Every week Wowhead posts a list of the datamined changes from each alpha/beta update, but this guide will allow you to see a cumulative comparison of spell changes between the live version of Legion and the current Battle for Azeroth build, to better keep up with how the classes are evolving.
Method NA Mythic Dungeon Invitational Team Announced - Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:15:10 -0600 The Proving Grounds of the Mythic Dungeon Invitational Season 2 are rapidly approaching and earlier today the Method organization announced that it has picked up a North American Mythic Dungeon Invitational team.
Method's NA Mythic Dungeon Invitational Team consists of the following players:
Possible New Transmog Option in Battle for Azeroth - Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:30:38 -0600 We've seen many new transmog opportunities with Battle for Azeroth, like Dark Iron and Zandalari-themed armor and new weapon models, but the German website Vanion has noticed a probable brand new transmog feature in Battle for Azeroth Alpha: Hide Gloves.
While the new options are not currently in the Alpha client yet, but a recent build added a new cosmetic item: Hidden Gloves.
Player Levels to 60 Only Killing Boars, Inspired by South Park - Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:01:31 -0600 The leveling changes in Patch 7.3.5 have opened up new and creative ways for players to gain experience in Azeroth. Player Ianxplosion may have found one of the most notable ways to level, as he reached level 60 this weekend by killing 19,801 boars.
The project started a month ago when Ianxplosion started a Reddit thread titled If 7.3.5 launches tomorrow (1/16) I will speedrun 1-60 killing boars in Elwynn Forest, AMA.
Demonology Warlock Spell Animations - Battle for Azeroth - Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:10:22 -0600 Demonology Warlocks have received many new spell visuals in Battle for Azeroth alpha, following their talent overhaul in build 26032. With so many new talents available, we've created a video showing off the visuals for the most interesting abilities!
Warlocks have many new Demons and you can have quite the party with them all summoned at once!
Here's a look at the new/removed abilities for Demo in recent builds:
Raider.io Launches Mythic Dungeon Invitational 2018 Feature - Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:36:04 -0600 With the MDI Proving Grounds opening on February 27th, Raider.io has launched their Mythic Dungeon Invitational 2018 Page. As the tournament develops, summaries of the top teams and Win/Loss brackets will be added, just like the 2017 season.
If you have any suggestions for this feature, let the team know at the Raider.io Discord. Here's the description of the feature from the Raider.io Team:
Lunar Festival 2018 Holiday Updates and Guide - Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:59:55 -0600 The Lunar Festival runs from February 17th through March 3rd and is now live on US and EU realms. Learn about all the Elders, toys, fireworks, and Coins of Ancestry in our updated holiday guide!
In the Patch 7.3.5 Notes, Blizzard stated that hats were coming. Each hat is sold by Valadar Starsong for 25 Coin of Ancestry.
Holiday dungeons are now available to all players starting at level 20. Items that drop from these dungeons will scale to your current level.
If you're new to this series or want to re-visit past posts, you can check out the previous articles right here on wowhead.com
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Hearthstone Top Decks Acquired by ZAM Network - Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:58:51 -0600 We're happy to announce that the ZAM Network has acquired Hearthstone Top Decks and will be working with Hearthhead to create some fantastic Hearthstone content.
Hearthstone Top Decks is a fantastic resource for Hearthstone for Decks and Guides including Meta decks, deck guides and community decks. Earlier this week, Hearthstone Top Decks announced that it has been acquired by the ZAM Network. The ZAM Network also owns Wowhead and we want to welcome them to the family!