WoD Alpha: New Darkmoon Faire Race, Updated Items, Additional Storage, Weapons Video
News keeps coming in, so we've made an additional post with our Warlords of Draenor Alpha discoveries!
We've also got
videos of Frostfire Ridge, Garrisons and new UI elements
, information about
Garrisons, NPCs and Quests
Rare Spawns, Exclusive Glyphs, New Spell Effects, Quest Rewards
5:20pm Eastern: Added more screenshots and race descriptions.
4.38pm Eastern: Added Video of first Darkmoon Faire quest
Many placeholder dungeon items got updated names and 3D models recently, so we made a video of new models like
New Darkmoon Faire Game
There's a new game at the Darkmoon Faire docks! Race around the Faire, taking care not to run into Zeppelins along the way which slow you down. Some of these racing quests have rewards like
(Superleap, increased swim speed) and
(Lasso forward to a distant Humanoid. (20 Sec Cooldown). We've added a video of the first quest below!
News Round Up: Transmogrification Clarifications, Void Storage Updates, and More
We have a lot of random posts for transmogrification lurking about from this week and last.
It's probably easiest to simply sum them up:
Heirlooms will be eligible targets for Transmogrification--you won't have to look bad while leveling up!
Mainhand can only be applied to mainhand and offhand only to offhand.
The jury is still out on "silly" items. They are debating whether or not you can use fun offhands like frying pans, fish, and so on.
While not planned for day one, greys and whites might eventually be an option. The wording used by the Community Manager implies it's not set in stone either way.
There was also a clarification about void storage (no, those prices are not set in stone) and a good PvP post session with Zarhym covering everything from twinks to deleting warlocks from the game forever. Oh, don't worry--he was kidding.
That's still under discussion at the moment. Right now, Legendary weapons and Heirlooms probably won't be eligible, while some Bind on Account items probably will be eligible. It's not set in stone yet though.
I'd like to
Transmogrification, Part 2: Unique Items and More Tier
Last guide covered the
basics of Transmogrification
(shorted by the blues to Mogging) and class-specific tier sets, but what if you want something a little more creative? In this guide, I'll provide an overview of Void Storage as well as cover distinctive weapons, some unique items, and armor sets that do not have class restrictions.
There are several types of items that cannot be transmogged (and we've created an item filter for this):
Legendaries: a blue post clarified they can't be used :(
Stat-less gear: no starter, holiday, or vendor-bought gear. (How cool would it be to have a tank in a level 1 shield?)
Armor/weapon disguises that don't use the accepted type for a class: DKs as rogues, hunters as warlocks, casters wielding large axes, etc.
Silly items: gear in the shapes of fish, flowers, or frying pans.
Even with these restrictions, there should be enough to keep you busy collecting!
We've updated this guide in 4.3 to include transmog set links and image mouseovers for item sets in the last table.
Check out the other guides to Transmogrification:
Patch 4.3: Blizzard Explains Void Storage
How many of us are World of Warcraft hoarders? How many of us have banks that have items that probably should have been thrown out but weren't?
My guess? A lot of us. As luck would have it, however, Blizzard's here to stage an intervention with Ethereals through its new system of void storage! Of course, as they explain in the post below, there's always a catch--items put in here will lose gems, enchants, and so on--but it's perfect for those old school items that you want to transmogrify armor into. Read on to see exactly what void storage will be like and how it will help you out.
The best part? It even comes with a nifty search feature!
For quite some time now, players have been asking for a location in which to store important keepsakes including treasured armor sets, unique quest rewards, and gifts from friends, as well as other valuable items they’ve collected on their journeys throughout Azeroth.
This is a feature we’ve wanted to add to the game for a while, so we’re excited to announce that, thanks to the ingenuity and entrepreneurship of the Ethereals, a new long-term storage option will soon be available to completionists and collectors
News Round Up: Transmogrification Will Require You to Own Items, Blizzard CMs Have Lives, and More
There were a lot of blue posts yesterday and I think it's only fair that we post them up. They answer a lot of questions in general about these new features that were announced such as transmogrification.
These posts confirm that you will need to own the items already in order to transmogrify into them--one of the most discussed aspects of the new system. This will be a letdown for some. It makes perfect sense as it will encourage players to revisit dungeons and raids that many have never seen, but for those of us who raided when they were current, it is a letdown if we have deleted our sets. I know I deleted all my sets come Cataclysm simply because I had zero bank space for anything thanks to all the WotLK sets in there. I will now have to recollect them all it appears!
Patch 4.3 Sneak Peek at Gamescom 2011
Everything we've already heard, but from Bashiok, who is undeniably much cooler than random internet transcripts.
The gamescom 2011 convention is underway in Cologne, Germany, and the first day kicked off with a few big patch 4.3-related announcements for World of Warcraft. Here's a quick summary of the features and content tha
Blizzard at Gamescom: 4.3 Announced, Deathwing, Armor Customization, Diablo 3 News, and More
So things just got really serious--4.3, which was a huge mystery, is now pretty much unveiled at Gamescom. When speaking to
, Tom Chilton was very open in just how much content the patch would have for WoW players. " has a whole bunch of content," he said, "three dungeons for five player instances and a new raid instance culminating in the Deathwing fight."
Of course, it's not just dungeons to be excited for. Those ethereals we mentioned a week and a half ago? They're for what most of us only dreamed in our biggest dreams and Blizzard previously said was impossible: armor customization. "We have a wealth of armor sets we created that people no longer use," Chilton said, explaining why they had chosen to add it in.
What we know about 4.3:
Deathwing in 4.3
: "The Deathwing fight will be the most epic boss encounter to date, including a battle phase that takes pla