Warcraft's 2017 Year in Review - Sun, 24 Dec 2017 15:46:56 -0600 It's been a busy year for World of Warcraft with the announcement of Battle for Azeroth and Blizzard's new approach to patches and continuous content. With everything quieting down for the holidays, we can finally catch our breath and look back at the past year in WoW.
In this article, we're highlighting all the major in-game events, content updates, and Blizzard announcements.
Void Elf Allied Race Model Updates - Sun, 24 Dec 2017 08:27:43 -0600 In addition to the Highmountain Tattoos and Nightborne hair modifications, Void Elves have recently received model updates in the 7.3.5 PTR data as well. The Void Elf Allied Race male model is now less muscular and the Heritage Armor collars do not clip through as many female Void Elf hair styles.
Leeroy Jenkins Dry Run Video Released - Sat, 23 Dec 2017 17:07:37 -0600 It's been over 12 years since the start of the internet meme, Leeroy Jenkins. It all started when the original video was released to WarcraftMovies.com on May 11, 2005 and since then, it has been mentioned multiple times in World of Warcraft and also made into a Hearthstone card. Now, 12 years later, one of the co-creators of the video has released footage of a test run of the event.
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Wowhead's 2017 Winter Veil Holiday Giveaway - Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:35:18 -0600 As the snow falls outside of Ironforge and Orgrimmar, the Wowhead team is taking a moment to reflect how great 2017 has been to us. With the rapid-fire content and PTR updates, the Wowhead staff has enjoyed providing you with the best possible information!
To celebrate the year's end and this year's Feast of Winter Veil, we've teamed up with our friends at Discord, Blizzard, and J!NX for an epic set of gifts! Have a happy new year and remember to stay warm this holiday season!
New Weapon Appearances for Transmog from 7.3.5 Quest Rewards - Fri, 22 Dec 2017 11:13:12 -0600 Patch 7.3.5 adds many low-level weapons to the game, as part of the outdoor questing revamp. These weapons provide greater variety to players without heirlooms and also prove new transmog options to players. Many of the appearances of these questing weapons are brand-new, or resemble weapons lost in the Cataclysm quest revamp.
In this post we’ll highlight the new transmog options from questing weapons in 7.3.5.
Click here to see all of the weapons added in 7.3.5.
Faction Leader Dialogue at the Horde and Alliance Embassies - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 23:23:25 -0600 The Horde and Alliance Embassies have changed since the early PTR builds. Most notably, the faction leaders that are present have changed and each NPC inside the embassies now have some dialogue when you talk with them.
The Embassies will likely be the start of the Horde and Alliance Allied Race storylines. We datamined dialogue text and tried to piece together to figure out the quest lines.
Snowy Owl Battle Pet Now Spawned for Winter - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:10:48 -0600 With the changing of the seasons, the winter pet Snowy Owl has now spawned. This flying battle pet can only be found in Winterspring, and collecting it counts towards Kalimdor Safari, which in turn is needed for World Safari and the title. Historically, this pet despawns around March 21st.
There is one more seasonal pet, the Qiraji Guardling for summer months. The appearance of Blossoming Ancient will also update for winter months.
In this show, we reveal our new host, AnnieFuchsia! Annie will be taking over Panser's duties, as Panser has a busy travel schedule in 2018 and will be focusing her content efforts outside of Twitch. You can expect to see Panser return as a guest now and then, and we'll be continuing to collaborate with her in other ways.
World of Warcraft Holiday Sale - Wed, 20 Dec 2017 23:14:23 -0600 It's the Holiday season and World of Warcraft's Holiday Sale offers a 50% sale on pets, mounts, helms, the Legion expansion and the base game!
Both the base game (which includes content up to Warlords of Draenor) and the Legion expansion are 50% off. You can find them in the Blizzard Shop.
Three bundles of mounts and pets are on sale for varying amounts of discounts.
All pets except for Shadow and Twilight are 50% off.
TradeChat Interview with Refute and Preheat from Limit - Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:43:30 -0600 TradeChat got to interview Refute and Preheat from Limit about what it takes to be a competitive Mythic Raider and they described some of the challenges top raiding guides face. Limit recently achieved the US first kill of Mythic Argus in the Antorus, the Burning Throne raid.
Refute plays a Restoration Druid and Preheat is a Mage and Officer in Limit.
Here's a brief summary of some of the questions and answers but for the full statement and context, make sure to watch the full video:
Trial of Style Season 2 Transmog Rewards - 7.3.5 PTR - Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:49:52 -0600 The fabulous Trial of Style will make a return with a new season, featuring updated rewards. In this past week on the 7.3.5 PTR, we learned a bit more about the transmog rewards you will be able to purchase with Trial of Style Token.
Do you prefer these sets over the Season 1 rewards? Let us know in the comments.
Check out our original coverage of Trial of Style Season 1 to learn more about this holiday.
Nightborne Allied Race Hair Color and Tattoo Updates on 7.3.5 PTR - Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:46:15 -0600 The Nightborne Allied Race has received more visual updates in recent PTR builds. The Allied Race has a greater variety of hairstyle colors, and the glowing effects from the tattoos more closely resemble that of the NPC Nightborne.
All of these options are now available in Wowhead's Dressing Room, along with the other Allied Race Customization Options.
7.3.5 PTR Build 25727 Allied Race Unlock Requirements - Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:28:43 -0600 It's time for the 2nd PTR build of the week, which features more Allied Race updates such as interface assets and modified mount and faction flavor text. Catch up on yesterday's build here.
Edit: Added Allied Race Unlock Requirements
Yesterday's PTR build added the hidden tracking achievements for unlocking the Highmountain Tauren Allied Race (Ain't No Mountain High Enough and Exalted with Highmountain Tribe). Today's build added the requirements for 3 more Allied Races:
The Visions of Ogmot the Steadfast - Spoilers! - Mon, 18 Dec 2017 21:44:39 -0600 With each new PTR build, new items are added to loot tables from mobs. The latest build added a new item to the loot table of the Rare Elite Ogmot the Mad, located at the Wound in the World: Ogmot's Dream Journal. The Journal tells the tale of a boy in the middle of a war, yet another war peon until his life was changed. Warning: Possible Spoilers and Speculation ahead.
The Journal was first posted on r/wow by user wilder_people in this thread.
We also recently found some Allied Race Character Creation Screen Requirements which help us determine how to become eligible to unlock the Allied Races. Also, you can create your own Allied Race character in our Dressing Room and find out all about the Allied Races' Racial Abilities.
Method World First Argus Video - Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:53:58 -0600 Method has just released their video for the World First Mythic Argus Kill! You can check the video below. So far only three guilds have defeated Argus the Unmaker, Exorsus being the second one, and Memento, which defeated Argus a few hours ago.