Next WoW Expansion Speculation: The Black Empire and Old Gods
With BlizzCon 2017 fast upon us, we're reviewing some of the potential theories for the next WoW expansion. Today we're focusing on hints pointing to the Wound in the World and the Old Gods--the Black Empire--in the expansion.
Warning: expansion speculation/spoilers ahead.
Next WoW Expansion Speculation: The Windrunner Sisters
With BlizzCon 2017 fast upon us, we're reviewing some of the potential theories for the next WoW expansion. Today we're focusing on hints pointing to the Windrunner Sisters in the expansion.
Warning: expansion speculation/spoilers ahead.
Four Playable Sub Races in Next WoW Expansion?
Players have been hopeful for more racial customization, with the addition of the Lightforged Draenei from the Army of the Light faction. Based on a discovery made by KayRule, speculation points to four possible playable sub-races.
World of Warcraft: Legion Expansion Announcement
The sixth World of Warcraft announcement was revealed today:
. We liveblogged the reveal before and are updating this post throughout the day with tons of information, so keep checking back!
Perc and Panser analyze all of the new information in a special edition of Wowhead Weekly! They'll also be doing their usual show on Friday 6pm EST, as well as a special show on Sunday after the Legion gamescom panel. Catch the show at
Hearthstone Expansion Card Set: Goblins vs Gnomes
The first major Hearthstone expansion card set has been announced: Goblins vs Gnomes! Blizzard revealed it in the opening ceremonies of BlizzCon 2014!
The expansion will add over 120 new cards, including a new minion type called Mech that various cards will act on, and is
coming out December 2014!
Check out the logo and the officially revealed cards below!
Click Continue Reading for more details!
Warlords of Draenor - Scouting Report
It’s the New Year, and 2014 is going to be a big one for World of Warcraft. This November marks the game’s 10-year anniversary and the 20
year anniversary of the entire Warcraft series. We’re looking forward to celebrating these milestones with everyone, but in the meantime, we’ve got a few Warlords of Draenor–related updates to share.
Preparing for Battle
At BlizzCon, we laid out our plans to send you into battle against some of the biggest and baddest enemies in Warcraft history. While the Iron Horde gears up for war on Draenor, back here on earth we’re making preparations for the expansion’s upcoming closed beta test. If you’d like to be considered, now’s a great time to make sure you’re
to Warcraft betas and that the hardware specs in your
are up to date. (Full instructions can be found
Gear Changes in Warlords of Draenor
Blizzard posted a lengthy blog covering all the changes to gear in Warlords of Draenor--broken down into two subcategories, Armor and Non Armor. Click the cut for the full blog, or check out our summary below:
Your gear for armor slots (helms, shoulders, etc) changes primary stats and set bonuses based on your spec. There is no "strength plate" or "intellect plate"--simply plate that changes based on your role. Gear for these primary armor slots will always contain Stamina and Armor, as well as either Agility/Intellect/Strength based on your spec.
Secondary stats for armor will remain unchanged when switching between specs (crit, mastery, haste). Hit, expertise, dodge, and parry are removed completely, and spirit and bonus armor no longer appear on armor pieces.
New secondary stats, in addition to crit, mastery, haste: Amplify, Multistrike, and Readiness.
increases the cooldown recovery rate of some abilities,
gives separate chances to hit each target an additional time for 30% damage, and [url=
Mists of Pandaria 2012 Press Event: Full Monk Talents Revealed and More!
The NDA is lifted! We can now talk about the Mists of Pandaria press event we were invited to last week. From building your own farms to talents and specializations for Monks, we've got it all and we're ready to share.
Check out our exclusive interviews with Blizzard
the Mists of Pandaria official FAQ
Here's some of the bigger points of interest:
Garrosh will be this expansion's final boss
Female pandaren were revealed
Eleven character slots
will let everyone try out a monk.
A new faction lets player have their own farms in-game
. They will be able to manage livestock and more all the while gaining reputation. Other factions will offer other activities, from raising a serpent to become your mount to defending outposts for dailies.
Cooking will have four specializations
allowing for customized food.
Prime glyphs ha
Blizzard Trademarks "Mists of Pandaria," Next Expansion?
Put on your tinfoil hats--it looks like an April Fools' joke may become a reality. Last week, Blizzard filed for a trademark for "Mists of Pandaria" under computer software. This is a common practice for the registration of expansion titles; for example, the Cataclysm was filed for trademark on June 26, 2009 and its domain was bought subsequently. Similarly, a Pandaria domain was also purchased last week.
This means that it's possible that the next expansion will be announced at BlizzCon and that it will be Mists of Pandaria.
Let the speculation run wild--what do you guys think? Is this our future expansion or a false alarm? Will the pandarens be a playable race for both sides, a neutral faction even though Blizzard has said that they like factions to be identifiable and distinct for horde and alliance? Or maybe their role will be more of a lore one, focusing on them as quest hubs and a central conflict?
Click here to see the official filing!
Cataclysm Soundtrack: Reviewed
I don't bring this up all the time because I know it's not something that everyone shares with me, but I
video game music.
This started long before video game music was actually good enough to be worth of love. I'm the guy who settles in for long car trips by listening to music from the original
Sonic the Hedgehog soundtrack
. I love the soundtracks to the NES
Toejam & Earl
. I'm a big fan of the
Descendants of Erdrick
So with that in mind, about two years ago I wrote a blog about the soundtrack to Wrath of the Lich King. If you're interested in reading it, you can find it here:
With this in mind, I'd like to talk a little bit about the
If you're interested, you can join me after the break.
Cataclysm Hotfixes (December 22 - 27)
Blizzard's had some catching up to due over the holidays on Cataclysm hotfixes, but the latest batch was posted today!
Notable changes include:
- The heal from
was too powerful and has been reduced by 50%.
- Winning as an attacker now rewards players with 1800 Honor Points, up from 180. Winning as a defender still rewards players with 180 Honor Points.
quest achievement can now be obtained after completing 105 quests in Uldum, down from 108.
- Players are now granted 250
reputation after completing the daily quest "
- The following reagents no longer have limits and are now available from Una Kobuna and Casandra Downs in unlimited quantities: Deathwing Scale Fragment, Scavenged Dragon Horn, Bleached Jawbone, Silver Charm Bracelet, and Preserved Ogre Eye.
Check out the full post after the break!
Cataclysm Companion Pets Guide: Gotta Catch 'Em All!
Following last week's
Cataclysm Mount Guide
and our pre-Cataclysm guide to
The Shattering companion pets
, I've put together a detailed guide to all of the new
Cataclysm companion pets
! Find out which professions can craft pets, get lucky with archaeology and get your entire guild together to slaughter thousands of critters! What fun!
Check out the fully detailed guide, including a list of all of the new companion pets and detailed information on how to get them, after the break!
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