16th Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic Tile Unlocked
The Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic is finally nearing completion and unlocked a new tile. The picture count reached
and a new milestone was reached, this time unlocking a
piece done by Samwise
that depicts a vile Burning Legion Fel Orc.
There are only
tiles left to complete mosaic, so why not head over to the official
Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic
site and submit your own photo?
Lunar Festival Guide! (Feb 14 - Mar 7)
You know we couldn't let another holiday go by without one of Miyari's excellent
From the looks of it, this world event is going to be much closer to what we saw last year (unlike the
Love Is In the Air
event), so previous experience should apply. We've also pulled out all the stops to make a fully featured table with links to the locations of all the
, complete with lightboxed maps for each individual location, and overall maps for the whole continents. :)
Come take a look! We'll (of course) be updating it as the event goes on, and feel free to leave feedback here in this thread!
5-Year Anniversary Sale in Europe (Feb 11 - 18)
Good news everyone! In light of the 5-year anniversary of World of Warcraft's release in Europe, which our American friends happened to celebrate last year, the European Blizzard team has
reduced the prices
on both the World of Warcraft Classic product and the Battle Chest bundle which also includes the first World of Warcraft expansion, the Burning Crusade.
Note: Discounts only available until Thursday the 18th!
World of Warcraft Classic
World of Warcraft Battle Chest
You can see the blue post after the break!
14th and 15th Battlecry Mosaic Tiles Unlocked
The Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic has unveiled not one but two tiles today!
The picture count has reached
and with it unlocked the two tiles and also unlocked two pieces of art to go with it:
Black and white
of a crazed goblin poised to capture his adversaries in the
Gnomish Net Gun
's port town of Theramore, a place still haunted by the fallen king's name.
There are only 5 tiles and
pictures left to be collected, so why don't you head over to the official
Battlecry Mosaic site
and submit one?
StarCraft II Beta Coming This February!
For all of you out there that have been waiting patiently for MANY YEARS like me for
, I have great news for you!
Blizzard has just updated the status on their StarCraft II Facebook page saying:
StarCraft II beta will be released later this month!
If you're interested in participating in the beta and didn't attend
, you can go to the
site and flag your account as
"Interested in Beta tests"
Yeah... We're Dropping Support for IE6
I'm sure this will come as no surprise. What with all the talk about security holes, and the advanced age of the browser (what, nine years now?), major websites are dropping IE6 support left and right—and that's not to mention the specific concern about the security of WoW accounts.
So let us say officially:
We will shortly be dropping support for Internet Explorer 6 (IE6)
Now for those of you who are stuck with this geriatric browser for whatever reason, don't despair! This isn't quite as harsh as it sounds—it doesn't mean the page is suddenly going to stop working completely in IE6. It only means that if we make a change or an update that makes the page look funny in IE6...well, we're not going to lose any sleep over it.
No longer worrying about maintaining support for this old browser will enable us to spend more time developing new features, and to make sure we're taking advantage of all the technological advances newer browsers have to offer.
So if you're still using
Wowhead Pride Contest (Still) Upcoming—and International
So you may remember us advising you about our upcoming
Wowhead Pride Contest
, originally mentioned in a blog post
. Obviously it's taken us a little bit longer than we initially planned to get rolling—we had originally scheduled the contest for January—but things are proceeding apace!
This means you just have a few short days to prepare to send in your pictures! Remember, all you have to do is take a photo of yourself sporting a
somewhere—and upload it via our contest page!
to submit a photo of yourself wearing one of our awesome
—after all, we want everyone to have an equal shot—but it is ONE way, and why WOULDN'T you want one of these?
For those of you who prefer to do it manually, we also have full size printable versions of the logo available here:
Wowhead logo on black ba
Battle.net Authenticator for Android Devices
A lot of people have been complaining there is no
authenticator for Android
devices. Blizzard has finally answered that complaint and released a free download for the authenticator through the Android Market! As with the iPhone version it provides you a one-time password for when you login to your account on either the account management or in-game.
If you have your phone with you right now, just scan the QR code with your phone directly!
The original Blue post can be found after the break.
Pet Store Adding IRL Plush Pets For Sale Soon (in 3D!)
Blizzard, it appears, is buffing out their roster of downloadable in-game pets with some
real world plush pets
The Blizzard store has announced plans to sell two new plush companion pets—a baby Wind Rider and a baby Gryphon. When you buy one from the
receive a code which unlocks an
Please note that while the pets are sporting their faction logos, they are not restricted by faction. :)
Check out the corresponding in-game companions in 3D!
The original Blue post is available after the break.
Profiler & Completion Tracker Updates
Since the launch of the
(beta) at the end of December, we've been hard at work fixing bugs, making tweaks, and adding new features—both to the Completion Tracker and to the Profiler in general. We thought we'd take a moment to recap some of the additions and changes we've made!
Remember, if you're ever curious, you can see our latest additions and developments on the
Check out the full list of updates after the break!
StarCraft II's Battle.net Preview
Blizzard just launched a new page on their StarCraft II website that contains a preview of the new
integrated service for all Blizzard games, including World of Warcraft.
In this preview you will find some of the new features and developmental screenshots of the new service—which includes competitive arenas, cross-connectivity between Blizzard games and a way to post mods and community created content. There is also a video interview with Greg Canessa, Project Director for Battle.net, where he covers all of this and more.
As this pertains to World of Warcraft players as we will most likely see most of the previewed features integrated into the game in future content patches.
I am personally very excited about this, how about you?
No More Limited Attempts in Icecrown Normal Modes
Blizzard has decided that they needed to change up the limited attempts system for
Normal mode wipes on
will no longer
count towards the limited attempts. The limited attempts are still in effect for Heroic mode versions of the encounters.
After each region's maintenance this week, raids will no longer lose attempts on wipes in Normal mode for Professor Putricide, Blood-Queen Lana'thel, Sindragosa, and the Lich King. There will still be limited attempts in Heroic mode.
We will continue to monitor developments in Icecrown Citadel in the future, especially since the Heroic difficulty has been unlocked by a significant number of raids.
Changes to Lich King Weapon Drops
Blizzard recently decided the weapon drops from
needed to be re-optimized in order to measure up to the quality you would expect from The Lich King. Both the heroic and normal versions will have traded certain stats for others—for example,
is having its MP5 replaced with haste rating (yay!).
The blue post with the full list of changes follows:
After reviewing several items available from the Lich King encounter, we've decided to re-optimise certain weapons that didn't meet with our expectations and the quality that the Lich King expects. The weapons listed below, both their Normal and Heroic versions, will now better represent their respective roles and present more intriguing options to players.
: Critical Strike replaced with Haste rating
: Haste rating replaced with Armor Penetration
: Armor Penetration replaced with Haste rating
: MP5 replaced with Haste rating
: Armor Penetration replaced with Expertise rating
Love is in the Air Guide!
Ahh, spring... when a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of the
Ladies and gentlemen, the
Love Is In the Air
event is set to begin this Sunday, February 7, so what better time for us to provide you with one of our own classic,
Remember, this event has been set up to change almost
from last year—there's a LOT of new content, and most of it isn't public knowledge yet. We've taken the time to dissect the information we have and try and construct in advance what you may be seeing this year—and as the event goes live, we'll be updating the guide in real time!
So come check out the guide, and leave your thoughts and feedback in the comments here!
We're Looking for a Few Good Wowheads
Ever wanted to be a member of the
Well now's your chance! We're looking for a few good programmers to join our staff here at Wowhead, and you could be one of them! We're looking for
web developers to come and join the Wowhead staff.
You must be a talented, dedicated programmer.
You must be a self-starter, who's capable of getting things done on time even when working remotely.
You must know your way around a relational database.
You must know your way around a WoW character.
For those of you who meet these requirements, check out our
! You can also find a link to it in the
menu up at the top.
Blizzard Insider #32: Interview With WoW Designers
In the latest edition of the
newsletter, which has just been released, Blizzard interviews Scott "Daelo" Mercer, World of Warcraft's Lead Encounter Designer, and Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street, World of Warcraft's Lead Systems Designer, about everyone's favorite bad guy... Arthas.
The interview talks about a lot of things, such as Arthas' role and how it came about, and how they shaped the expansion around
They also talk about the
's upcoming world event—which will supposedly be at
as big as the zombie invasion, if not even bigger.
Battlecry Mosaic Unlocks 13th Tile
Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic
which you may have noticed us mentioning
, is up to it's
This puts us at
out of 20,000, and this time the image is one of the original drawings of the
character, as seen in Warcraft 3.
pictures left to go, so
! We did, after all—if you're paying close attention, you may be able to find an image in there of
Mystadio's baby daughter
BlizzCon 2010 Tentatively Scheduled for October
that one of their readers has stumbled upon dates at the Anaheim Convention Center's
that are listed as
. The dates are listed as October 22nd and 23rd, 2010.
These dates have not officially been announced yet by Blizzard so don't go making plans just yet.
Update: The dates have been removed from the calendar's website.
Icecrown Citadel Weeklies Now Available
So I know I've been spamming you with blogs today, but I couldn't let this one go by: The
for Icecrown Citadel are now available!
If you're looking to find them all in one convenient list, you can just use the
item page! Scroll down to the
section to see the complete list of quests. :)
For those of you who are wondering, the raid weeklies don't have a centralized NPC who gives them. The NPCs who give the quest actually spawn inside the raid instance itself. Only one NPC will spawn, and it's a different spawn for each quest. It's my understanding that they're pretty hard to miss, though, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding yours. :)
Lich King Loot Data Available!
Ladies and gentlemen, the Lich King's drops are here!
Just head on over to the
Lich King page
and check it out, or find them on the
See after the jump for an overview of the Lich King's weapons (in 3D!).