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World of Warcraft News and Articles

Patch 7.3.5 Restoration Druid Changes, Updates, and Overview

Posted 9 months, 1 week ago by Preston.

With Patch 7.3.5 coming on January 16, 2018, I wanted to compile a list of changes that are affecting Restoration Druids. As usual, you can tweet @PrestonDvorak or leave a comment at the bottom of the page with any questions or feedback.

There are quest and content spoilers ahead, proceed with caution if you want to avoid them!

Table of Contents

  • Official Survival Guide
  • Lunarwing Form Land/Sit Animations
  • Mythic+ Battle Resurrection Changes
  • Legendary Items
  • Old World Level Scaling
  • New Playable Content
  • Even More!
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BlizzCon 2017: Battle for Azeroth Zone Demos

Posted 11 months, 1 week ago by Preston.

BlizzCon 2017 features several different demos of Battle for Azeroth content, including two dungeons and the starting areas for the Horde and Alliance. The Virtural Ticket also provided walk through videos of these demos, which I'm going to provide an overview of below. If you have any thoughts or feedback, please leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

Expect tons of spoilers ahead! If you want even more coverage, check out my Day 1: Opening Ceremony and What's Next for Warcraft article, or all of the BlizzCon articles.

Table of Contents

  • Atal'Dazar, Dungeon
  • Freehold, Dungeon
  • Nazmir, Questing Zone
  • Drustvar, Questing Zone
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BlizzCon 2017 Day 2: Warcraft Art Panel

Posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago by Preston.

It's Day 2 of BlizzCon 2017! More World of Warcraft news is on the way, and I'm here to provide an overview of it. Expect a gallery of slides from the Virtual Ticket stream as well as any additional insight I can provide. If you have any thoughts or feedback, please leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

Expect tons of spoilers ahead! If you want even more coverage, check out my Day 1: Opening Ceremony and What's Next for Warcraft article, or all of the BlizzCon articles.

Table of Contents

  • Character Art, Creating New Cultures
  • World Building, Animation
  • Effects
  • Environmental Art
  • Dungeon Art, Structures
  • Prop Art
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BlizzCon 2017: What's new for Druids

Posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago by Preston.

With BlizzCon drawing to a close, there's a huge amount of new expansion information coming in from the panels, interviews, and floor demos. I thought it would be fun to put together a quick overview of changes and features that affect Druids. If you know of anything I missed, you can leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak. I'll update this post as-needed when I discover something new.

Table of Contents

  • Allied Races (sub-races)
  • Mark of the Wild, other raid buffs, are coming back
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BlizzCon 2017 Day 1: Warcraft Gameplay and Systems

Posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago by Preston.

It's Day 1 of BlizzCon 2017! Everyone is expecting some big World of Warcraft news, and I'm here to provide an overview of it. Expect a gallery of slides from the Virtual Ticket stream as well as any additional insight I can provide. If you have any thoughts or feedback, please leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

Expect tons of spoilers ahead! If you want even more coverage, stop back tomorrow for my coverage of the Day 2 World of Warcraft panels. If you're itching for some more information, check out my Day 1: Opening Ceremony and What's Next for Warcraft article.

Table of Contents

  • Island Expeditions
  • Heart of Azeroth, Azerite Armor
  • Warfronts
  • Social Features
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BlizzCon 2017 Day 1: Opening Ceremony and What's Next for Warcraft

Posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago by Preston.

It's Day 1 of BlizzCon 2017! Everyone is expecting some big World of Warcraft news, and I'm here to provide an overview of it. Expect a gallery of slides from the Virtual Ticket stream as well as any additional insight I can provide. If you have any thoughts or feedback, please leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

Expect tons of spoilers ahead! If you want even more coverage, stop back tomorrow for my coverage of the Day 2 World of Warcraft panels. If you're itching for some information now, check out my Day 0: Warcraft Speculation article, or all of the BlizzCon articles.

Table of Contents
  • Opening Ceremony
    • World of Warcraft Classic
    • Battle for Azeroth, New Expansion
  • What's Next for World of Warcraft
    • World and Story Overview
      • New Continents, Zandalar and Kul Tiras
      • Character Stories
    • Features Overview
      • Allied Races, Heritage Armor Sets
      • Leveling Improvements
      • Island Expeditions
      • Warfronts
      • PvP Updates
      • World PvP Updates
      • Dungeons
      • Raids
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BlizzCon 2017 Day 0: Let the Warcraft speculation begin!

Posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago by Preston.

To kick off my coverage of World of Warcraft during BlizzCon 2017, I thought it would be fun to gather as much speculation information as I could from around the web and provide my own take on it! If you have any thoughts or feedback, please leave a comment below or tweet @PrestonDvorak.

Expect tons of spoilers ahead! Unless all these speculations are wrong, in which case, enjoy the stories? If you'd rather have coverage of what's actually coming, stop back tomorrow for my coverage of the Day 1 World of Warcraft panels, during which expansion information will likely be announced.

Table of Contents

  • The Next Warcraft Expansion
    • Naga Ties
    • Old God Ties
    • Darkspear Ties
    • In Summary
  • Sub-races
    • Nightborne
    • Void Elf
    • Lightforged Draenei
    • Highmountain Tauren
    • In Summary
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Patch 7.3 Restoration Druid Changes, Updates, and Overview

Posted 1 year, 1 month ago by Preston.

With Patch 7.3 coming on August 29, 2017, I wanted to compile a list of changes that are affecting Restoration Druids. As usual, you can tweet @PrestonDvorak or leave a comment at the bottom of the page with any questions or feedback.

There are quest and content spoilers ahead, proceed with caution if you want to avoid them!

Official Patch 7.3 Survival Guide

Patch 7.3 is being released on August 29, 2017.

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Sunsong Ranch lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

Posted 1 year, 2 months ago by Preston.

Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at Sunsong Ranch!

Sunsong Ranch is located just north of Halfhill in the center of Valley of the Four Winds on the Pandaria continent. It’s best known as the Yoon family farm and is renowned across Pandaria for its award-winning crops. It’s hard to say exactly how old the Ranch is, but it’s been in the Yoon family for at least three generations, starting with Old Yoon. Old Yoon was a highly respected farmer and an early member of the farming faction known as the Tiller’s Union. We can infer that he died shortly before the time of the Mists of Pandaria expansion, based on events explained below.

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Throne of Kil’jaeden lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

Posted 1 year, 3 months ago by Preston.

Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at the Throne of Kil’jaeden!

The Throne of Kil’jaeden is located in north-eastern Hellfire Peninsula on the Outland continent. The location was named by Gul’dan decades before Draenor had become Outland, during the time when the orc clans met on the mountain in what was then Tanaan Jungle to drink the blood of Mannoroth, turning them into the Legion’s slaves. The location is named after the Legion’s second in command at the time, Kil’jaeden, and the weakened fabric of time in the area served as a direct connection to his lair on the Legion home planet of Argus.

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Uther’s Tomb lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

Posted 1 year, 3 months ago by Preston.

Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at Uther’s Tomb!

Uther’s Tomb is located in southern Western Plaguelands on the Eastern Kingdoms continent. It was constructed following Uther’s death during his fight against his former pupil Arthas Menethil at Andorhal. The battle took place following the Second War during the fall of the Lordaeron kingdom when Arthas returned to Andorhal as the Lich King to reclaim Kel’Thuzad’s remains. Uther’s body was retrieved by the few remaining paladins and buried in the southern ruins of Andorhal. This is how the Tomb would remain for several decades before first appearing in World of Warcraft upon its release.

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Patch 7.2.5 Restoration Druid Changes, Updates, and Overview

Posted 1 year, 4 months ago by Preston.

With Patch 7.2.5 coming on June 13, 2017, I wanted to compile a list of changes that are affecting Restoration Druids. As usual, you can tweet @PrestonDvorak or leave a comment at the bottom of the page with any questions or feedback.

There are quest and content spoilers ahead, proceed with caution if you want to avoid them!

Patch 7.2.5 is being released on June 13, 2017.

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Ravenholdt Manor lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

Posted 1 year, 4 months ago by Preston.

Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at Ravenholdt Manor!

Ravenholdt Manor is located in the mountains between Hillsbrad Foothills and The Hinterlands on the Eastern Kingdoms continent. Not much is known about the early days of the Manor, but the building’s architecture along with its location means it was probably part of the Alterac Kingdom around the time of the Second War. This human kingdom came to an end following the Second War, when it’s leader, Aliden Perenolde, was thrown out by the other human kingdoms. Aliden went on to form The Syndicate, a criminal faction of humans who see the Alliance as their mortal enemies and the Horde as nothing more than brutes to be used as slaves.

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The Scarab Dais lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

Posted 1 year, 4 months ago by Preston.

Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at the Scarab Dais!

The Scarab Dais is located in southern Silithus on the Kalimdor continent, just outside of Ahn’Qiraj. The Dais, and the Scarab Gong it holds are relics of the Qiraji empire that were reconstituted by Fandral Staghelm and Anachronos following the War of the Shifting Sands nearly 1,000 years before World of Warcraft’s time. Following the War, the duo and their armies created a magical barrier around the walls of Ahn’qiraj and set the Scarab Gong atop the Dais to be used as the mechanism to open the Scarab Gate, should the need ever arise. The Gong has seemingly been guarded by Jonathan the Revelator, a Watcher from the Bronze dragonflight, since it was put in place.

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Blackrock Mountain lore and history - Field Photographer Friday

Posted 1 year, 4 months ago by Preston.

Field Photographer Friday is a weekly look at the lore and history behind locations around World of Warcraft. This week, we're taking a look at Blackrock Mountain!

Blackrock Mountain is located between the Burning Steppes and Searing Gorge on the Eastern Kingdoms continent. The mountain first formed as a volcano during the War of the Three Hammers when the Dark Iron clan of dwarves summoned the Firelord Ragnaros from his prison beneath Azeroth. Ragnaros bursting through the earth decimated what was once part of the Redridge Mountains, turning it into the fiery zones we know today and giving way to the large spire of Blackrock Mountain in the center.

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