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Win a Fey Dragon for helping Wowhead!
Wowhead needs your help! We're looking for feedback from our users to better understand your gaming habits. And in return, we're going to give out five Enchanted Fey Dragon Mounts
to randomly selected participants!
You'll need a Wowhead or LolKing username to enter the contest to win one of five Enchanted Fey Dragon Mounts
, but other than that we don't need any of your personal information, just your opinions on various aspects of your gaming habits and preferences.
You can complete the survey
in around ten minutes, and it can be found here
Don't forget to enter our Beta Key Giveaway
! You just need to explore two Outland zones, and verify your character on our Profiler! There's more details in the Giveaway Post
We've also got a post on all the updated tooltips
, which tells you everything you need to know about our item tooltip changes for Warlords of Draenor!
Your chance to win San Diego ComiCon exclusive items!
Blizzard has created a contest to give players the chance to win exclusive items from San Diego Comicon!
Click here to enter to win 1 of 25 Blizzard Comic-Con Goodie Bags! What’s inside, you ask? The 2014 Blizzard Comic-Con Goodie Bag contains some of the exciting prizes we will be selling at Comic-Con this year:
- (1) Heroes of the Storm Team Tee
- (1) Heroes of the Storm Lanyard
- (1) Diablo Whimsyshire Treasure Goblin
- (1) Starcraft Cute But Deadly Cloaking Zeratul
- (1) Starcraft Funko Pop! Vinyl Primal Kerrigan
- (1) Warcraft Nether Faerie Dragon Plush
Entering our giveaway is quick and easy, just follow the instructions on the giveaway link above. You can earn entries into our giveaway by completing a variety of social actions using our contest app.
- (1) Visiting the Blizzard Gear store.
- (1) Liking Heroes of the Storm on Facebook
- (1) Following Heroes of the Storm on Twitter
- (1) Subscribing to Heroes of the Storm on YouTube
- (1) Liking Blizzard on Facebook
- (1) Liking Hearthstone on Facebook
- (1) Liking World of Warcraft on Facebook
- (1) Liking Diablo on Facebook
- (1) Liking Starcraft on Facebook
- (1) Liking Legendary on Twitter
- (1) Liking Legendary on Facebook
- (3) Sharing a Status Update on Facebook
- (3) Sharing an Update on Twitter
Want to get your hands on more great Blizzard products? Head to the Blizzard Gear store now by clicking here.
Warlords of Draenor Weapon Models
We've got a new video for the most recent build's weapon models, and as ever you can check out all the available weapons in our model viewer via our Weapon Model Guide
The new beta build did not open new zones, but there are new things to discover in existing zones:
There are trees in Shadowmoon Valley that can be chopped for logs! The Lumber Mill Level 1
cannot be built yet on beta but you need it to chop the trees down. This may be tied to the achievement series Choppin' Some Logs
, Choppin' Some More Logs
, and Choppin' Even More Logs
which rewards titles like Commandojack
We've previously covered some Shadowmoon rares and vanity items, and we have another round. Based on Voxxel's comments
, there are many items inside abandoned rooms in Anguish Fortress, an area of Shadowmoon Valley that opens up after extensive questing.
The following items are included: Bouquet of Dried Flowers
, Uzko's Dusty Boots
, Carved Drinking Horn
, Ronokk's Greatcloak
, Rovo's Dagger
, Ashes of A'kumbo
One of the placeholder items from previous builds is now a full-fledged vanity item. Star Chart
now summons a map of the stars!
If you're interested in more rare spawns in Shadowmoon Valley, and a zone flythrough, you can check out our post
Reminder: WoW Launcher Will Be Retired
The Battle.net Desktop App, launched in early 2013, will soon replace the WoW and Stacraft II standalone launchers. The Battle.net Desktop App, required for Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, will soon be the only available launcher, and will continue to run all Blizzard games from one place. It also features news and shop direct links, and battle.net chat. However, the long promised offline mode is yet to appear, and the chat cannot be disabled without closing the app.
In the coming weeks, the World of Warcraft launcher will be automatically upgraded to the Battle.net desktop app. Thereafter, every Blizzard game that previously had its own separate launcher will now be launched directly from one place. But why wait? You can upgrade now!
What does this launcher upgrade do? You can use the app just like the previous World of Warcraft launcher, but Battle.net offers some handy additional features and functionality. You’ll be able to install games and patches directly from within the app and—if you choose to leave the app running on your desktop—keep them up-to-date automatically even when you’re away from your computer. It’s entirely up to you if you want to leave the app running, and you can exit it at any time. You’re also able to manage each update manually by pause and resuming again when you’re ready.
Log In Once to Play Any Blizzard Game
The new single sign-on functionality allows players to log in to the desktop app once to access World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and the upcoming Heroes of the Storm. This way, you can play any of your Blizzard games directly from the desktop app without having to enter your login credentials every time you want to start a game. In addition, you also have the option to stay logged in for up to 30 days, so you won’t need to re-verify your credentials every time you start the app.
Keep Up with the Latest Community News
It’s easy to keep up on all of the latest developer insights, previews, community news, and more in the News section right within the Battle.net app. The app allows you to see all game news or sort by the game you’re most interested in.
Friends and Social
You’ll also be able to chat with your Battle.net friends directly from the desktop app for Battle.net. To get started, simply look for the Friends icon in the upper-right of Battle.net the next time you log in. Clicking the icon will open up your Battle.net friends list, where you’ll be able to see their status and access a number of handy communication tools, including:
- Chat with Battle.net friends. Open a chat window on your desktop. Your messages will show up in any Blizzard game your friend happens to be playing at the time.
- Send and accept friend requests. Click the Add a Friend button and enter your friend’s BattleTag or email address to send them a friend request, or use the new People You May Know list. You can also right-click a friend’s name for more options.
- Add Favorite Friends. Drag a friend’s name to the new Favorites section of your friends list, keeping your closest friends even closer.
For more information, check out the FAQ and read the Battle.net EULA.
*Please note that after this upgrade, all Blizzard games will be launched exclusively through the Battle.net desktop app.