Wowhead: Glyphs and Spells, Together at Last!
If you've ever wondered if there was a glyph that affected your
spell and what it did, you've probably been scouring
a filtered list of mage glyphs
in an effort to answer that question. We here at Wowhead were not satisfied with that as a solution, so we've made the task easier!
Pages for spells that can be modified by glyphs (such as
) will now have a tab called "Modified By" which lists all of the glyphs that can alter the spell. Conversely, glyph items (such as
) will now have a tab called "Modifies" which lists all ranks of the spell that it alters, allowing you to quickly review the spell and its normal effects.
Now, get out there and start inscribing!
A Mountain Dew/WoW Contest
A while back Blizz said that special "WoW themed" Mountain Dews would be released this summer. Well, it looks like they're finally here—and to kick it off, they are having a contest!
This summer, we're teaming up with Mtn Dew to offer World of Warcraft-themed Game Fuel in stores across the US. To celebrate, the Game Fuel website is giving away a prize every 15 minutes, beginning today and running until August 20. The prizes include Alienware computers, Razer peripherals, and more. For a chance to win, just visit the site, earn tokens, and then enter them in the sweepstakes of your choice. A 14-day free trial of World of Warcraft is also available through the site -- perfect for anyone in your life who hasn't gotten a taste of the game yet. Check out the FAQ, read the official rules, or head over to the Game Fuel website to register and start bidding on your favorite prizes. And keep an eye out for bottles of World of Warcraft Mtn Dew Game Fuel to show up in stores near you beginning next week.
The FAQ is
, the official rules [url=
Making Those Tough Decisions In-Game
Recently a user, who insisted on anonymity, approached me on IRC and asked me for in-game advice. Not knowing what he was going to ask, I blindly agreed and he explained the situation to me. Basically, he was having a hard time contemplating as to whether he should purchase an heirloom bow to benefit his level 40 hunter or if he should save his valor badges to upgrade his level 80 Death Knight's gear. Bear in mind that his level 40 hunter was his first character ever and that he plans on leveling him up to 80 at some point, and his Death Knight is his main character that's well-geared.
Much to my surprise, I was able to give him what he called the "best piece of advice someone could ever give" in spite of the fact that I have very little experience with WoTLK content.
Firefox Persona for Wowhead
Unlike most of my blogs, this one is going to be very short, for all I bring after almost a week of no Internet, is just news about something little I created.
If you use Firefox, you might have noticed that recently a new feature was released -
. Personas are like small skins for your Firefox browser - they only change the header (the area where all the buttons are, along with the search and address bars) and footer (the little area on the very bottom of your Mozilla). You only need to
Download + Install
the plug-in, and then you are free to use any Persona from the
by simply clicking on it. No restart, no installation needed.
Well, now that I have familiarized you with this feature, here is the news - I have made a little (and very simple!) Persona for Wowhead.
MMOUI - Minion in Beta
A few weeks ago
announced a project called MMOUI Minion. The Minion was to be a small and light program that keeps track on your addons, updates them, allows you to download new ones, and pretty much makes your life easier. For more details, check
Now the beta version of the Minion is out! Continue reading to see what
and the team have to say.
New Druid Forms! (Night Elf Bear)
Continuing the trend, Blizzard release the new artwork for the
Night Elf Bear
I like the work on these, the eyes are very interesting and the claws look especially dangerous.
Once again you can click on the "Original" button to see the full size version.
Blizzard's announcement follows after the break:
New Druid Forms! (Tauren Bear)
So Blizzard has just announced that they are finally updating the models for some of the druid forms!
These graphical updates will be released in the next major content patch, including separate updates for both night elf and tauren, and both bear and cat forms. Blizzard is releasing the information in four installments, and this is the first:
Tauren Bear Form
Just click on the image to see. For the original full-size version, click on the "Original" button in the lightbox.
So what do you guys think? Is it gorgeous, is it lame? Is it the update druids were waiting for, or is it totally missing the point? Thoughts and opinions are welcome!
: I've added the full details from Blizzard as to how the different colors and skin types are selected after the break. Click to read more!
BlizzCon Bonanza Contest—Bringing the Power!
So for those of you who are just joining us, Wowhead has a brand new contest running!
We've teamed up with
to bring you our biggest contest yet—we're giving away Wowhead T-Shirts, APC products, Xboxes, Wiis, Playstation 3s, and a fabulous grand prize:
A trip to BlizzCon
, including two tickets, airfare, hotel, and (for those of you who would be crazy enough to be interested) dinner with the
You can find the contest page—and the entry form—here:
Wowhead Weekly Review (May 17 - May 23)
Hey all, and welcome back to the Wowhead Weekly Review! Take a look at the highlights of the Wowhead forums and blog from the last week after the break. :)
Disclaimer: Opinions presented in the Wowhead Weekly Review are not necessarily those of Wowhead.com or its staff members.
Creative Writing Contest Winners Announced!
Hey everyone—MasterOfDisguise here with exciting news!
As some of you know may or may not have remembered, I posted a blogging entry (
) regarding the creative writing contest. The judges have finally reached their decision, and Netherea announced the winners on Blizzard's
General Discussion Forum
Check out the list of winners after the break!
The Most Epic Thread Ever
just pointed out to me in IRC what may be the most epic thread of all time.
, of the Galakrond server US, calls out
for a minor ninja situation...and it turns into a
Check out the full text here:
Taking a Break Can Ease Challenges
Have any of you taken a
recently? I know I have. Sometimes you need some time away from things to clear your head. Maybe catch up on a few chores or errands you put off recently. I remember last playing World of Warcraft a few months ago. I was working on an
which was timed. I thought it was really fun, but it was kind of hard at the time, too.
Whether I'm trying to pull off a huge combo in a skateboarding game or trying to solve a riddle in a role-playing game I feel as though my work would be complete if only I could achieve that one special goal. Of course, it seldom happens that way for me.
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