Entrance to Karazhan Catacombs now LIVE!
Up until a couple of weeks ago, the only way one could enter the Karazhan Catacombs was to die and glitch into them. What you did was mount up close to Karazhan, fly up up and up, then dismount and drop to your death. Then you could walk into a small underground area, resurrect, and […]
Batman V Superman A Review
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice This article contains my review of the movie. I ramble. I am verbose. I go off on tangents with this review. Spoilers do exist. If you don’t want to know anything about the movie, turn back now. I will spoil the beginning, the middle, and the end. If you […]
Loot Crate : Dead February 2016 Unboxing & Review
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Let’s Time Travel Part 1
As we say hello to 2014 I figured we would dedicate this YEAR to Time Travel. This will be a multi-part post that will span the year (as if that first line didn’t fully explain that). Without any further explanation, here you go: What is Time? Time is a concept we have created so that […]
How to Teleport and Time Travel
Last night the key was revealed to me on how to Teleport and to an extent on how to travel through Time. Allow me to preface this with the following: Back in 1991 a friend of mine and I were playing a game on the computer (possibly Bard’s Tale or Ultima 5) and our conversation […]
Blizzard has given IGN an exclusive preview of the Patch 7.2 Survival Guide video, which supplements the official written patch previews and guides.
This video is a companion to their series of preview guides:
Patch 7.2 Preview: Return to the Broken Shore
Dungeon Preview: Cathedral of Eternal Night
Preview: Legion Assaults on the Broken Isles
A Call From the Caverns: Pet Battle Dungeon Preview
Patch 7.2 Preview: Shake Up the Battlegrounds with PvP Brawls
Patch 7.2 Preview:
Wowhead Weekly #113 recaps the last week in 7.2 PTR Warcraft news, as well as general Blizzard and site updates!
Wowhead Weekly is a World of Warcraft podcast with Wowhead Site Manager Perculia and Video Manager TradeChat where all the recent Blizzard news and Wowhead developments are discussed. You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see every episode. We also livestream each episode Friday afternoons, starting at 6pm EST, on twitch.tv/wowhead.
Feral Druids, Affliction Warlocks and Windwalker Monks are receiving buffs with Patch 7.2. A large number of classes are receiving PvP tuning as well.
We’ve made a few additional adjustments that will go live on Tuesday with Patch 7.2—
• The damage bonus that tanks and healers get per Artifact point spent has been increased to 0.65% for all tanks and Discipline Priests (was 0.5%), and the bonus has been increased to 1.3% for all other healers (was 1%).
With Patch 7.2 being released this week, Blizzard has announced the changes in difficulty and rewards when transitioning over to the new system.
Since Mythic dungeons will have a base of 865 gear, the rewards from Mythic Keystones will increase as well.
The highest base reward for Mythic Keystone will cap after completing a Mythic 10 or higher Keystone.
Gear will cap at a base of 890 for completing a Mythic 10 or higher Keystone (up from 885).
in preparation for Patch 7.2, Wowhead has been creating and updating many guides for the patch! In this post we’re outlining all of our guide and site menu updates for Patch 7.2, so you can read up on the info in advance and prepare. We also have a guide on how to prepare for 7.2 and our in-depth survival guide for 7.2 is coming soon.
Patch 7.2 Menu
All of these menu updates can be found on the navigation bar at the top of every page on Wowhead.
Wowhead’s Transmog Set database is now updated for Patch 7.2! Hundreds of new transmog sets are added to the database, including:
Tier 20 sets from Tomb of Sargeras
Cruel Gladiator and Combatant from Season 3 Legion PvP
Broken Shore items used in the new dungeon and zone
These sets can now be added via the PTR Dressing Room as well. Not sure what items match this set?
Let the battle begin!
With the recent release of Volo’s Guide to Monsters, we thought it an opportune time for our next Creature Competition! This year, we’re asking for your help choosing the last monsters standing to battle head-to-head in a livestream event.
Here’s how it works. Starting today, March 23, you’ll vote on which creature from each pair you choose to advance (whether based on combat prowess or sheer popularity, essentially you’re choosing your favorite creatures to move on). From 16, this will narrow the field down to 8.
The next round of voting takes place next week, March 27. From 8, this will narrow the field down to 4.
After these two rounds of voting, we’ll be down to our chosen 4 creatures. Members of the D&D Team will then assume control of one of these creatures; during a future livestream event, they’ll battle with CR-balanced versions of these creatures in D&D combat. Last monster standing, wins—and reign as brand champion, earning all due honors and accolades.
Click “Begin” to open the bracket. Then click within the bracket to open the voting choices.
Dylan Sprouse (@dylansprouse) has been playing D&D since he was on set as a child actor and he’s jumped into it full force with his Pug Crawl streams on Twitch. Hosts Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo) and Greg Tito (@gregtito) talk about snow again, before Greg gets the date of Meltdown Shopping Network debut on Mar 24 consistently wrong in this recording – sorry Gaston! Check it out on Twitch.tv/wotc_dnd Mar. 24 starting at 4pm PT! Lore You Should Know – Matt Sernett (@Sernett) talks about the multitude of entities in D&D lore from which a warlock can draw power. Thanks to @monkib0y for the topic suggestion!
Here’s a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins:
00:00 – Intro with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble
04:49 – Lore You Should Know – Warlock pacts
26:04 – Interview with Dylan Sprouse
01:03:09 – Outro with Greg and Shelly
Pictured here alongside Tyril Tallguy, the firbolg druid he played in Force Grey: The Lost Episode in December 2016, Dylan is an actor and entrepreneur. He is currently playing D&D on the Pug Crawl Twitch channel and working on setting up a meadery in Brooklyn, New York.
And hey, if you enjoy Dragon Talk, leave us a review and rating. It helps more people discover the awesomeness of D&D and tabletop roleplaying in general. Even if you think we could improve or have ideas for guests, drop us a note on Twitter or in the reviews. Thanks!
About the Hosts
Greg Tito has had weird and long career as an Off Broadway stage manager, a playwright, a theater carpenter, a secretary, an RPG designer, a games journalist, and now a PR/Marketing person. He has loved Dungeons & Dragons ever since 1985 when he found an old copy of the AD&D Dungeon Master’s Guide on his brother’s bookshelf and he honed that love of fantasy storytelling in the dark streets of Sasserine by way of the Upper West Side gaming group he joined in 2004. He moved his family (wife + two young kids) to Seattle in 2015 to work on D&D and he’s never looked back. You can find Greg on Twitter.
Shelly Mazzanoble will always play a magic-user. There. She said it. Enough pretending to want to break out of her comfort zone. She’s a magic-user. She’s also the brand lead for Avalon Hill and loves talking about that one time she played Diplomacy and SOMEONE (okay, it was Ben Petrisor) stabbed her in the back and took over her beloved Russia. If you enjoy tales of sorcery, board game upheavals, and reasons her 3 year-old is crying (HINT: She tried to make him eat a Nutella crepe), find Shelly on Twitter and Facebook.
Meltdown Shopping Network: Tales from the Yawning Portal – Friday, March 24th | 3-7 PM PDT
This Tales from the Yawning Portal launch event will be a 4-hour livestream of gameplay and creator interviews, featuring this brand new expansion and associated merch including t-shirts, dice, download codes, shout outs, autographs and poster prints.
Check back for further details….
It’s been a busy day for Blizzard news with the announcement that Patch 7.2 goes live on March 28th and character services are getting a price increase on EU realms. Now we have a few more bits of news related to a character services sale, Battle.net app rebranding, and assorted Patch 7.2 tweets.
Character Services Sale
Blizzard is holding a sale on character services–something which is quite rare for them.
Patch 7.2 will bring with it a new PvP Season and that means new rewards! With the news that the season ends with the start of Patch 7.2, now is the perfect time to preview new rewards like transmog appearances and new mounts.
New prestige ranks are available in Season 3. These rewards generally include new mounts, pets, and titles.
Blizzard revealed that Patch 7.2 goes live on March 28th, and that as part of the new patch, Legion PvP Season 2 is coming to a close. Blizzard has posted estimated cutoff rankings for all the Season 2 PvP titles.
Over the last few PvP seasons, we’ve seen an increased request from the community for Blizzard to publish projected estimates of how much PvP rating a character will need in order to be awarded a title.
Senior Game Designer Ryan Shwayder is answering questions from the Warcraft community today on content in Patch 7.2! We will liveblog the highlights below in this article, which begins at 11 pacific.
Patch 7.2 is live March 28th!
To learn more about content in Patch 7.2, we’ve written the following articles:
Patch 7.2 Class Mounts, Broken Shore Overview, Armies of Legionfall, Nethershards, Broken Shore Buildings, Sentinax Beacons, Cathedral of Eternal Night.
Blizzard is adjusting the European prices of optional World of Warcraft services like Name Changes on April 5th. These prices are an increase over the existing prices. Below is the official Blizzard post, as well as a column we’ve added to show existing EU rates on the Blizzard Shop.
We carefully review the prices of our games and services in all currencies on a regular basis, and we occasionally need to make changes based on regional market conditions.
Blizzard Roundup: Arena World Championships, Esports Interview, Reap Souls, Legendary Follower Items
Today’s roundup include the first North Qualifier cup details, IGN’s Rise of Arena Esports video and discussion on Reap Souls and Legendary Follower Items.
Arena World Championships
Blizzard has announced the date and sign ups for the first North America Qualifier cup!
Calling all World of Warcraft esports fanatics! The first North America Qualifier Cup will be broadcast live on Twitch, on Saturday April 8th at 11:00am PDT.
Patch 7.2 brings with it tons of new content to continue gearing your main or get that fresh alt some awesome gear to get into raiding. We have outlined here all the ways you can gear up in Patch 7.2.
Players with 35 traits or more traits receive a quest in Patch 7.2 to empower their artifact weapon.
There is a new Empowered set of traits plus an Infinite trait.
All of your original 3/3 traits can be expanded to 4/4.
Today’s Blizzard posts include March 21st Hotfixes, another 7.2 PvP with the Blues, discussion on the 7.2 Hunter trait Bond of the Unseen Path, Artifact Appearances and Blue Tweets.
For more recent news, check out the 7.2 Challenging Appearance Preview, Upcoming Legendary changes and UI Improvements in 7.2.
March 21st Hotfixes
March 21st Hotfixes include nerfs to Aluriel and Etraeus on Mythic difficulty.
Today we are previewing the Rogue class mount Razor-Lined Reins of Dark Portent, coming in Patch 7.2, which features four color variations. Check out Wowhead’s Youtube for more class mounts and questlines.
This is Wowhead’s final class mount preview, view all the videos in one place in our 7.2 Class Mounts Overview.
As this post covers unreleased content, general spoiler warning if you don’t want to read about 7.2 quest and lore.
New World of Warcraft Legion Events for the week of March 21st include the Legion Dungeon Event, the 7.2 Content Q&A, and a new world boss. Check out our weekly roundup of all the new events below!
For the day-to-day updates on Emissary quests, Xurios, Mythic+ Affixes, Violet Hold Mythic and more, please visit the Today in Broken Isles section of Wowhead’s front page.
Legion Content Q&A
Another Legion Q&A is on the way!