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Armory Gets New Features: 3D Viewer and Character Feeds
2010/01/13 at 9:26 PM
has released a slew of new features today. Things like a 3D model viewer, which might be
eh? They also have added RSS feeds for both your character's activity and ingame calendar, this means you can now have external viewing of that information on all kinds of other devices and programs. New features include:
3D model viewer
- You can even customize your pose!
Character activity feed
- A la Facebook
Character calendar feed - Lets you export your in-game calendar outside the game.
Read on after the break for all the details!
Twitter BlizzChat on Friday, Jan 15
2010/01/13 at 6:47 PM
The fine folks over at Blizzard are social networking with the best of them. So with the success of the previous developer chat on
, which you can read about
, they are going to be holding another one on
January 15, 2010
To get your question answered you will need to tweet a question with the #BlizzChat hashtag between 5:00pm and 6:00pm PST on Friday, January 15 2010. Due to the limited space available in a tweet, all answers will be posted on the official forums for everyone to read.
You can read more information on this event and the original post after the break. If you're looking to ask a question but you're not sure it will get answered, you can always post it here, and we'll be asking the best ones from our own Twitter account, which you can follow at
9th Battlecry Mosaic Tile Unlocked!
2010/01/13 at 12:33 AM
Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic
, which we last mentioned a week ago
, has had another tile unlocked. With
out of 20,000 pictures gathered we reached a new milestone and the new tile was unlocked. Along with this new tile we also had a piece of artwork made available on the site.
This piece of art is a crashed zeppelin sketch shown at World of Warcraft’s E3 reveal some years back which can be seen
We are 45% of the way complete and Blizzard still needs your help in collecting the remaining
pictures to complete the mosaic. So why don't you head over to the official
site and submit a picture?
Shout-Out From Pawn
2010/01/11 at 7:54 PM
Those of you who use the addon
will know that it's a loot-ranking addon, which determines an item's score based on point values you attach to their particular stats—in a similar manner as our own
feature, only directly in the game.
Well, Pawn users may have also noticed a subtle change in the addon, just like
did this morning. See the image to the right. :)
Hi Pawn guys!
Cataclysm Alpha NOT Starting Tuesday
2010/01/09 at 6:06 PM
Several websites have reported today that the F&F alpha test for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
begin this upcoming Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Along with these rumours is a DVD (as seen on the right) that is
a copy of the alpha that will be distributed to testers instead of being a digital download to deter people from getting the data easily.
According to sources close to us here at Wowhead, we can confirm that all of these rumours are false and the alpha
be starting Tuesday. Also, the supposed alpha DVD has been confirmed to be fake.
As always, be careful with what you read on the interwebs!
Blizzard Giving Thought to Mandatory Authenticator?
2010/01/08 at 1:00 PM
recent article over at WoW.com, Blizzard is giving serious consideration to making authenticators mandatory for all accounts.
While I personally think this would be a great idea and could almost eliminate hacking attempts, I still see some problems with it. First there is the entire logistical operation involved with this, even if they provided an authenticator with every copy of the game from now on how would they get it to current customers. They also have a lot of trouble even keeping them in stock currently in the Blizzard Store. One way to combat that would be to make this go into effect during Cataclysm and bundle it with the new expansion and give some kind of grace period before they lock it down. Another issue I foresee happening is a lot of people really just plain dislike having to enter a second "password" that is random every time you login, this is especially bad if you have two accounts that you keep switching between.
Overall I personally welcome our new authenticator overlords when they
Looking Back on 2009... for Wowhead
2010/01/07 at 6:46 PM
In keeping with the tradition of the beginning of a new year, there have been a number of posts looking back on 2009, and all the interesting developments both in the world at large, and in our game of choice.
I thought, then, that I would take a moment to look at all the interesting developments here at Wowhead itself! There have been
a ton of changes
to the site here in the last year, and what better time to take stock than a new year?
2 More Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic Tiles Unlocked!
2010/01/05 at 7:37 PM
Once again the
Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic
, last mentioned
, has reached a new milestone and this time
tiles have been unlocked. The picture count reached
over the holidays which puts us at about 41% of the way there and along with the two tiles that where unlocked two pieces of artwork also where made available.
One is an early black and white concept piece of
. The other is a "moody" deception of Alliance architecture and boats originally shown at E3 which can be seen
pictures left to be collected for the mosaic to finally be completed. So why don't you head over to the official
site and submit a picture?
The Crimson Hall Available on January 19
2010/01/05 at 3:19 PM
Now that the Plagueworks is open in
, we know when the next wing will open.
's platform, you can find out how long until the next wing opens—and according to him the Crimson Hall, which contains the
, opens 2 weeks from today. That puts the release on January 19, 2010!
If Blizzard stays consistent with the last wing that would put the release of The Frostwing Hall and The Frozen Throne, which has
The Lich King (Icecrown)
himself, to be released on February 2, 2010—2 weeks after the release of the Crimson Hall.
This is correct.
Then the next wing of Icecrown Citadel opens in 2 weeks.
Arena Season 7 Ending Soon
2010/01/05 at 2:04 PM
According to a post by Bornakk on the official forums, Arena Season 7 will be ending as early as January 19. When that time comes around it will take one week for Blizzard to calculate who will be eligible for end-of-season rewards, such as
Relentless Gladiator's Frost Wyrm
and season titles.
We are currently planning to end Arena Season 7 as early as January 19. At that point we will go through our normal process to determine who is eligible for the end-of-season rewards. This process should take approximately one week. It's very important for players who feel that they may be eligible for the arena-specific titles and/or Relentless Gladiator’s Frostwyrm to refrain from transferring their character to another realm until after Arena Season 7 ends.
The following Arena Season will not begin for at least one week after the current season ends. During this time between seasons, all rated matches will be turned off and only skirmishes will be available. When Arena Season 8 begins, all team ratings, personal rating, and arena points will be wiped, but matchm
Oculus Loot Improved!
2010/01/05 at 10:13 AM
recently had a hotfixed deployed that will make it more attractive for players to stay and finish the dungeon as compared to the usual occurrence I have seen of leaving the second the loading screen lets you.
is defeated, a loot bag will be provided to each player present. Each bag contains 2 additional
Emblem of Triumph
, a chance at rare gems and a chance at obtaining
Reins of the Blue Drake
. Note that this bag will only drop when you get the dungeon when selected
with the Dungeon Finder.
Reins of the Azure Drake
will now have a chance of dropping from both 10- and 25-player
Read on after the break for the original post.
Looking Back at 2009 and Forward to 2010
2010/01/02 at 1:36 AM
Here we are, folks, right before the start of not only a new year but also a new decade. Hopefully, next year will provide us with new opportunities, new inventions, maybe even new resolutions—although, on second thought, I've really yet to meet someone dedicated to carrying out a New Year's resolution—and hopefully more happiness to everyone around the world.
Today we should take some brief time to look back on the year 2009, and take a moment to remember all the changes in our lives. It could be something as simple as getting a car. Or maybe you have a memory from something WoW-related, be it inside or outside the game itself.
What is your best memory of 2009?
Remember, you can include something WoW-related! And
what are you looking forward to when 2010 comes?
I've included a reflection of my own here, as well as one of
's. If you're interested in seeing the reflections, they are immediately after the break. :)
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