The In-game Motorcycle for Warlords of Draenor Announced

Published:Jun 7. From:Link 0
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The faction-specific motorcycle that will appear as an in-game mount in the Warlords of Draenor expansion has been decided via community voting. Over the last eight weeks, Blizzard's web series Azeroth Choppers has shown the process of design, fabrication, painting, and assembly for two custom motorcycles. Working with custom motorcycle design teams at Paul Jr Designs, Blizzard had one Alliance-themed bike and one Horde-themed bike created. The completed motorcycles, unveiled last week, were put to a vote from the Blizzard community to determine the winning bike. The votes have now been tallied, and the clear winner is the Horde chopper. The imposing bike, with bone tusks and tractor treads, will be recreated as an in-game mount for theWarlords of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft. The mount will be free for all Horde players. "At Blizzard, we all work very hard coming up with cool new things to put into World of Warcraft," says Blizzard President and CEO Mike Morhaime. "Collaborating with Paul Jr. and his team has given us an opportunity to do just that, but it's also given us an opportunity to give our community a chance to decide what goes into the game.   Community voting has decided which faction-specific motorcycle will become an in-game mount in the Warlords of Draenor expansion. Over the last eight weeks, Blizzard's web series Azeroth Choppers has shown the process of design, fabrication, painting, and assembly for two custom motorcycles. Working with custom motorcycle design teams at Paul Jr Designs, Blizzard had one Alliance-themed bike and one Horde-themed bike created. The completed motorcycles, unveiled last week, were put to a vote from the Blizzard community to determine the winning bike. The votes have now been tallied, and the clear winner is the Horde chopper. The imposing bike, with bone tusks and tractor treads, will be recreated as an in-game mount for theWarlords of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft. The mount will be free for all Horde players.   "At Blizzard, we all work very hard coming up with cool new things to put into World of Warcraft," says Blizzard President and CEO Mike Morhaime. "Collaborating with Paul Jr. and his team has given us an opportunity to do just that, but it's also given us an opportunity to give our community a chance to decide what goes into the game. Are you looking forward to seeing this cool mount in the upcoming expansion? 

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Players Being Invited to Participate in Warlords of Draenor Alpha Test

Published:Jun 5. From:Max 0
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The Warlords of Draenor expansion will soon enter its alpha test. Blizzard is currently sending invitations to players to join the test. Blizzard opened registrations for the alpha test early April. The early alpha testing phase focuses on the Horde experience in Frostfire Ridge, "a harsh land of ceaseless winter and volcanic peaks." Participants are required to create a new Horde character and Blizzard will provide gear and level it to 90. More content and features will be added as the alpha progresses. Players are allowed to discuss and share screenshots and video footage of their alpha test experiences. The expansion will overhaul World of Warcraft's original races, giving them a higher polygon count, improved textures, refined animations, new facial emotes and more. Numerous gameplay changes will be implemented and graphical fidelity will also be improved, updating non-player characters, in-game objects and environments. The Standard Edition for $49.99 and the Deluxe Digital Edition for $69.99 are included in Expansion pre-orders. Players can get a mount, a pet and a character boost to level 90 ahead of the expansion's release in the Digital Deluxe Edition. Level boosting additional characters is $60 each. 

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Look at Those Most Pointless NPCs in World of Warcraft

Published:Jun 3. From:Max 1
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Well, some NPCs are just pointless besides getting one or two useless items from them. Here, we would like to show you 10 of the most useless ones collected by Wowcrendor. She’s not featured in the video below, but I’d nominate the fruit vendor in Shattrath City as the number one most useless NPC in WoW. Enjoy the video below:  

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Armored Bloodwing and Blossoming Ancient Now on Sale

Published:May 29. From:Max 1
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Blizzard just announced that the Armored Bloodwing mount and Blossoming Ancient pet are available for 35% off their regular price from now until next Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Be hurry if you want to prowl the night skies astride an ironclad bat or summon a miniature version of the great Ancients to join your adventures! 

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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Hardware Requirements Announced

Published:May 27. From:Max 0
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WoW’s new expansion Warlords of Draenor will be available this fall, but in consideration of the ascension of the game’s details and the new character, lots of players show worries about whether their computer can run WoD.To reassure players, Blizzard released the hardware requirements of Warlords of Draenor today for Windows PC and Mac. And the official had said that although Warlords of Draenor has got a lot of upgrade in the graphics, the hardware requirements of patch doesn’t have much difference with current version.The minimun requirements for Windows PCOperating system: Windows XP/Vista/7CPU: Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2Memory: 2GB (1 GB for Windows XP)Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6800Hard Disk Drive: 25GBThe recommended configuration for Windows PCOperating system: Windows 7 x64 (SP1)CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.6GHz or aboveMemory: 4GB Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or aboveHard Disk Drive: 25GBThe minimun requirements for MacOperating system: Mac OS X 10.7.3CPU: Intel Core 2 DuoMemory: 2GB Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GTHard Disk Drive: 25GBThe recommended configuration for MacOperating system: Mac OS X 10.7. x or aboveCPU: Intel Core i3 or aboveMemory: 4GB Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5670 or aboveHard Disk Drive: 25GB 

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World Of Warcraft Players will Change Faction for Free

Published:May 24. From:Tonyz 0
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In World of Warcraft, players should make a choice between playing as Alliance character, or the Horde, but what’s not good is that if players want to switch allegiances to another faction, they have to pay Blizzard $30 to make the switch. Expensive, right? Now the good news is that Blizzard has since announced that they are trying out the idea of making faction changes free of charge. This is apparently to help ease long queues in player-versus-player servers, where interest for a particular faction is said to contribute to long server queues. So in order help make the queues shorter, Blizzard is offering free faction changes. The developers will be limiting this faction change to just one server first, Barthilas, before they move on to other servers, assuming that the experiment pays off.  This free faction change service will come into effect on the 27th of May and will last for a week. This may or may not be extended, depending on how well things go. Now the good news is that if your guild is thinking about making the switch, you can. All the guild leader will have to do is pay the normal fee, and once everyone switches over within the free period, the money will be refunded. Good decision, Blizzard! 

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Warcraft Movie will Have "Big & Universal Themes" to Appeal Wider Audience

Published:May 22. From:Max 0
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The Warcraft movie is expected to hit the theaters in March 2016. In a recent interview, Legendary Pictures producer Thomas Tull said this film is not only for fans of the game. It will have "big, universal themes" that will appeal to an audience far wider than those who have played the game. The director Duncan Jones, a man Tull said is "so talented", will make it possible. "I think people might initially say, 'It's a video game movie, or it's sort of fantasy whatever.' But just wait. That's the whole point of having a Duncan Jones direct the movie versus maybe some other version. That's really as fans what we want to see, which is stuff that's commercial, but elevated that takes these amazing stories as jumping off points and then puts these directors on them that will tweak it slightly and look at it through a different lens," Tull said. "I think the mistake sometimes that gets made is you might say, 'how many people played the video game? Well that's big, so lets make that,'" – Tull Part of the reason why Warcraft, which finishes shooting soon but still needs many months to finish post-production, took so long to make was because Legendary and Blizzard were not willing to greenlight a version that wasn't up to their standards, Tull said. "I think the mistake sometimes that gets made is you might say, 'How many people played the video game? Well that's big, so lets make that.' If everybody who's ever played the game went to see it, it's still not enough," he said. "On top of that making a video game movie is a different medium, it's very difficult." It's tough to know how many people have played Warcraft games throughout the years, but Blizzard claims that over 100 million people have played World of Warcraft alone since it first hit the market a decade ago in 2004. One thing is for sure, though, Legendary Pictures was not interested in simply trying to replicate the game experience for the big screen. That just wouldn't work, Tull said. "We have come up with a mythology and a lore that's so deep that it got us excited. Because just saying we're going to make what the game you play into a movie, I'm not interested in that at all," Tull said. "We finally got to a story that felt like it had big, universal themes that people will be able to get their heads around. But I also think jabbing your finger into a fence and saying, everything you loved about the game is gone, well I don't get that either. What you do want to do is say, here's something that you really love and here's that version of it. So that's what we tried to do." Most of the details about the Warcraft movie are still kept under wraps. We have got no trailer except one image from the set. The story focuses on the origins of the battle between Orcs and Humans, and the movie's digital scenes are being handled by acclaimed Star Wars effects studio Industrial Light & Magic. Hopefully we can touch the movie in action at Comic-Con in July.

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Official 'Crash Course' Videos on Playing at Level 90

Published:May 20. From:Max 0
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Have you reached level 90 and are looking for a diversion? Blizzard just released some tips on class management. The company has posted video guides for playing each of WoW's 11 classes at level 90, including Death Knight, Druid, Hunter and Mage. This year's upcoming expansion, Warlords of Draenor, allows players to immediately level up to 90 and offers paid level boosts. "Want to leap into action with a new class at level 90 but not sure how to begin?" asks the company's Battle.net website." In our new videos, one for each of WoW's 11 classes, we'll give you a crash course on how to play your new level 90 character. To help you get started, these videos focus on one damage-dealing (DPS) specialization for each class." For example, you can know how to deliver the most damage without draining too much mana cost in the two-minute Mage video (above). It shows the spells that ought to be cast before picking a fight with a noteworthy opponent. SOURCE: Battle.net     

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Warcraft Movie Trailer Expected to Surface at Comic-Con 2014

Published:May 17. From:Link 0
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Are you guys expecting the Warcraft movie? You have definitely waited for a long time. Then this news may comfort you in some way. The first trailer of this film may hit us at this year’s Comic-Con. Director Duncan Jones announced earlier this month that filming for the Warcraft movie is almost done. Warcraft is one of my favorite franchises so naturally I got very excited, but then I heard the bad news. The movie will only come out on March 11, 2016, that’s almost two years from now! From what I understand the remaining time is needed to generate all the CGI, which means that most of the movie will be computer generated, nothing wrong with that.  The studio taking care of the CG scenes is none other than Industrial Light and Magic, they are best known for their work on the Star Wars franchise. Moving one, the cast of the film includes relatively unknown actors such as Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Rob Kazinsky (Pacific Rim), Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Paula Patton (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol).  We also know that Warcraft is produced by Legendary Pictures and directed by Duncan Jones. I find all of this to be more or less promising, except for the fact that we have to wait another two years. However, if the movie is taken seriously (unlike most video game-based movies) the wait will surely be worth it. I did find the lack of more details or footage to be somewhat disturbing, but a recent article regarding the movie managed to spark my enthusiasm. Producer Thomas Tull had a discussion with IGN recently and has revealed that Warcraft footage will be shown at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, which takes place during July 24-27. Up until this point the only image featuring the movie shows off director Jones and what appears to be the Stormwind throne room, not much to look at to be honest. Tull also discussed a few more aspects of the movie and gave us some tiny, but welcomed bits of information. “Doing a videogame movie has not really been done well, and I think part of the reason for that is it’s been done for the wrong reasons. If you simply say ‘How many people have played the game? How much money can we make?’ You’re doomed. You’re doomed right off the start.” “Bringing a filmmaker like Duncan [Jones] on board to distill that and bring the incredible cast on board that he was able to get… we hope that when you see the first trailer for it, you’re going to say ‘OK, this is not what I was expecting.’ He’s an incredibly exciting filmmaker.” When asked if a Warcraft trailer will be available soon, the producer said: “We show up every summer at Comic-Con – we really enjoy it, and the fans seem to enjoy taking a look at things, so I wouldn’t be surprised.”  Last but not least, Tull also mentioned a little something about the possible plot. “With a great cast, there’s a lot of folks to follow, so I’d look more in that direction because there’s so many talented people working on it… We’re very aware of the fact that in the mythology of Warcraft, there are two tribes – two big things to follow. We think you’re going to get a chance to look at both.” This relates to earlier reports that claimed the movie will be based on the first Warcraft game, which means the two tribes Tull is talking about are most likely the Orcs and the Humans. Many still claim that the movie is inspired by World of Warcraft, but this seems very unlikely at this point. Warcraft: Orcs vs Humans centers around the initial encounters and conflicts between the two races, and takes place long before the Wow events. This means that we will hopefully get so see legendary Warcraft characters like Anduin Lothar, Medivh, Ogrim, or Durotan on the big screen two years from now. Let’s keep waiting together!

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World of Warcraft Patch 5.4.8 Available on PTR with Gear Changes

Published:May 16. From:Max 0
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8 months ago, Siege of Orgrimmar, the final raid of Mists of Pandaria, was released. Blizzard is currently working on the upcoming expansion Warlords of Draenor. Before patch 6.0, which will serve as a pre-WoD patch, there are still many changes needed to be made in the game and for those purposes, patch 5.4.8 is coming soon. The patch, which is on the PTR servers right now, will serve to bring many updates and changes to the game. The epic items which were introduced in patch 5.4 (Siege of Orgrimmar) had the ability to be further upgraded to increase their item level. Each item could previously have 2 upgrades which meant an item with level 553 could be upgraded to 561. This however, will change in the new patch; players will now be able to upgrade an item 4 times! This means a 553 level item can be bumped up to 569. This upgrade can be done on items acquired from Timeless Isle or Siege of Orgrimmar. A new type of token, Deeds of Valor is also being introduced. These will cost 3000 Timeless Coins to purchase and upon use will grant players 100 Valor Points. These tokens can be purchased from Mistweaver Ai on Timeless Isle and are ‘Bind on Acquire’ so no trading is possible. Furthermore, they cannot be used to go past the weekly Valor Point limit. The heirloom items dropped from Siege of Orgrimmar will also have their item level increased by 8 in World Of Warcraft Patch 5.4.8. Click here to get more details about the patch.  

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