Spread Some Winter Veil Cheer -- Gift a Pet or Mount and Save 50%

By Blizzard Entertainment

To celebrate Winter Veil, we’re offering holiday savings of 50% on select World of Warcraft mounts and pets. Through January 5, 2015, you can take advantage of the following deals in the Battle.net Shop:

World of Warcraft Pets — Now 5€

Alterac Brew Pup Blossoming Ancient
Cenarion Hatchling Cinder Kitten
Lil’ K.T. Lil’ Ragnaros
Lil’ XT Moonkin Hatchling
Pandaren Monk Soul of the Aspects

World of Warcraft Mounts — Now 10€

Armored Bloodwing Celestial Steed
Enchanted Fey Dragon Heart of the Aspects
Iron Skyreaver Swift Windsteed
Winged Guardian

All of these pets and mounts are fully giftable. Be sure to pick them up soon, because these deals end January 5, 2015.

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Via:: http://eu.battle.net//wow/en/blog/17152337

Feast of Winter Veil

By Blizzard Entertainment

Ho ho hello, um, little child. I’m Greatfather Winter, and I – courtesy of the fine folks of Smokywood Pastures… “Fresh from our farm to your plate, it’s Smokywood Pastures wholesome goodness” – would like to wish you a fantastic Feast of Winter Veil.

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ACTIVITIES
ITEMS
ACHIEVEMENTS
EVENTS DETAILS

When
December 16 – January 2.
Where
Most Major Cities (with decorations throughout Azeroth, Outland, Northrend, and Pandaria).
Learn More on fan sites
Wowhead, Wowpedia, WoW Center (Polish), WoWFan (Czech).

MORE ABOUT WINTER’S VEIL

The later seasons of Azeroth are marked as a time of change in many cultures. The term “Winter Veil” is said to stem from a supernatural being referred in many cultures to as Greatfather Winter. As he would walk the land late in the seasons, winter itself would be his billowing cloak. In his wake was the blanketing of the land in snow, and thus it is said that Greatfather Winter would cast his wintry veil over the land.

The idea of feasting during this time of year is one that traces its origins to the legend itself. As Greatfather Winter walked Azeroth, it is said he would provide a bounty for those who welcomed his presence.

As such, the idea of feasting during the winter veil would bring together communities as they shared whatever they had. Typically, a single day of merriment and feasting welcomed the change, all in anticipation of the land’s renewal.

EVENTS DETAILS

When
December 16 – January 2.
Where
Most Major Cities (with decorations throughout Azeroth, Outland, Northrend, and Pandaria).
Learn More on fan sites
Wowhead, Wowpedia, WoW Center (Polish), WoWFan (Czech).

MORE ABOUT WINTER’S VEIL

The later seasons of Azeroth are marked as a time of change in many cultures. The term “Winter Veil” is said to stem from a supernatural being referred in many cultures to as Greatfather Winter. As he would walk the land late in the seasons, winter itself would be his billowing cloak. In his wake was the blanketing of the land in snow, and thus it is said that Greatfather Winter would cast his wintry veil over the land.

The idea of feasting during this time of year is one that traces its origins to the legend itself. As …read more

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Pick up a World of Warcraft Annual this winter

By Blizzard Entertainment

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Do you know what you’re getting the younger adventurers in your life this holiday season? For the first time ever, the World of Warcraft universe is brought together in a special annual—the perfect gaming companion book for fledgling heroes!

Packed full of information and activities, there’s something for everyone in this hardcover book. Players can learn more about key heroes and villains from Warlords of Draenor, and put their knowledge of the game to the test in the quizzes, crosswords, and puzzles. There’s also plenty to discover for those who have yet to enter the world of Azeroth, with story summaries, character profiles, and plenty of real-life tasks to complete.

The World of Warcraft Annual 2015, published by Pedigree Books Limited, has a recommended retail price of £7.99. It’s currently available for purchase at a discounted rate directly on Pedigree’s website and via Amazon UK.

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Alliance Chopper Now Available

By Blizzard Entertainment

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The Alliance bike built for Azeroth Choppers is now available in World of Warcraft. Alliance characters can purchase this mount from Paulie in Stormwind’s Old Town district for the premium price of 100,000g.

Once you’ve purchased this masterful machine, you’ll find it in your mounts list by the name Champion’s Treadblade. As a reminder, the winning Horde Chopper was added to the game with patch 6.0.2 and was given for free to players who logged in between July 24 and September 30, 2014.

Remember, only characters of the associated faction are able to ride each bike, so buyer beware!

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Via:: http://eu.battle.net//wow/en/blog/17079128

Adopt Argi Now and Support the American Red Cross

By Blizzard Entertainment

Bring home Argi today and support Ebola relief in the process. This impossibly cute little new pet will jump into your heart and nibble at your Blue Woolen Socks. She’s ready to help guide you through the savage lands of Draenor, climbing, swimming, and running wherever you go. For every Argi pet purchased between December 3 and December 31, 100% of the adoption fee (10 in Europe; pricing varies by region) will be donated in support of the American Red Cross to assist in Ebola relief efforts in Africa.

You can also pick up Argi in a special bundle* with the new Grinning Reaver in-game mount, and still help out this great cause. Dart through the skies and skitter across the land on this primal prodigy—and when the mood strikes, let your own grin mirror the reaver’s sinister smile.

*For every Argi pet and Grinning Reaver mount bundle (€26 in Europe; pricing varies by region) purchased between December 3 and December 31, Blizzard will donate €10 (€10 in Europe; pricing varies by region) in support of the American Red Cross to assist in Ebola relief efforts in Africa.

The American Red Cross name and emblem are used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, opinion, or political position. For more information about the American Red Cross, visit www.redcross.org.

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Save up to 65% on Blizzard games in our Winter sale

By Blizzard Entertainment

The epic Blizzard Winter sale is now on! For this week only, you can get big savings on your favorite Blizzard titles including up to 65% off World of Warcraft and 50% off Diablo III, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. Venture over to the Battle.net Shop and take a peek at these amazing offers, just in time for the holiday season.

Hurry though—our Winter sale offers end on December 2!

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Via:: http://eu.battle.net//wow/en/blog/16887808

Artcraft—Blood Elf Update

By Blizzard Entertainment

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Hello and welcome to the Blood Elf edition of Artcraft! We know that many of you have been waiting for this update, so I’ll just provide some quick background and then get straight into the imagery.

We’re aware that it’s not ideal to see a mix of older player character models next to newer player character models, especially when you happen to be a player of the Blood Elf variety—and we’re working as diligently to remedy that situation as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality. We don’t have an exact ETA for when you’ll see these in-game, but we’re happy with the direction of this update with regards to the model and textures; we’re now focusing on model and texture variations, as well as rigging and animating. We’ve streamlined the process quite a bit, so hopefully (knock on wood) those things will go smoothly and we’ll be able to roll these out quickly.

Senior Artist Dusty Nolting is focusing on the female model—here are his thoughts:

The Horde has classically been about brutes, blood, and thunder. The Blood Elves bring a bit of subtlety to the Horde, and I think that was one of the most important aspects of the Blood Elves to maintain. For the female specifically, something we did often was move things around in small but deliberate increments, to make sure everything was just right. It’s the delicate details like her nose shape or fingertips that represent the most challenging parts of upgrading the female.

Senior Artist Joe Keller is focusing on the Blood Elf male model. Here’s what he had to say about his approach:

The male Blood Elf already has a lot of character with his easily recognizable pose and stylish hair. Our update just gives us a chance to define and focus on that. His anatomy, facial features, and hair will all get an update while still maintaining his iconic look, bringing him to the level of the other new character models.

Thank you for taking the time to check out where we are with these updates. We’re excited to get these models in the game, and are working hard to make that happen as quickly as possible—though as ever, quality is paramount, and presenting the best, most highly polished work we can will always come first.

Thank you, and Shorel’aran!

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Tier 17 Raid Armor Preview

By Blizzard Entertainment

The armies of Azeroth have pushed back through the Dark Portal and across Draenor, and now the time has come to enter Highmaul. Here’s your first look at the epic armor sets you’ll find waiting for you in Tier 17.

Death Knight

Druid

Hunter

Mage

Monk

Paladin

Priest

Rogue

Shaman

Warlock

Warrior

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Pilgrim's Bounty is Here

By Blizzard Entertainment

We invite you to celebrate Pilgrim’s Bounty with us. It’s a time for reflecting on your journeys and good fortune and sharing plentiful food and stories with friends. You can partake in wonderful Pilgrim’s Bounty feasts near major towns by sitting at a Bountiful Table and enjoying the foods you find there.

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ACTIVITIES
ITEMS
ACHIEVEMENTS
EVENTS DETAILS

When

November 24 – December 1st.
Where

All capital cities and most Horde and Alliance towns.
Learn More on fan sites
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Via:: http://eu.battle.net//wow/en/blog/10057076

World of Warcraft 10-Year Anniversary Celebration Begins!

By Blizzard Entertainment

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This weekend marks World of Warcraft’s 10th anniversary, and we’d like to thank you for exploring Azeroth with us for all these years. To help celebrate, tomorrow we’re unleashing some great anniversary-themed in-game content for you to enjoy, whether you’re taking a stroll down memory lane or experiencing some of WoW’s defining conflicts for the very first time.

To make sure everyone has plenty of opportunity to take part in the celebration—while still being able to enjoy everything Warlords of Draenor has to offer—all of the anniversary content launching today will be available until the beginning of 2015. Check out the details below—we’ll see you there!

When: Friday, November 21–Wednesday, January 6, 2015 at 7 p.m. CET

A Fiery New Friend

Everyone who logs in during the anniversary period will receive a feisty, fiery new Molten Corgi to love, pet, and call their own. Cuddle at your own risk.

Maximum Molten Core

One of WoW’s classic 40-player dungeons, Molten Core, will be available in Raid Finder for level 100 players (average item level 615 required). Making it through the underground gauntlet and defeating Ragnaros will reward players with a Core Hound mount and a Warlords of Draenor Raid Finder–quality helm—100% guaranteed! For a walkthrough of the non–Raid Finder version of the dungeon, check out our earlier Revisiting Heroism’s Past – Molten Core guide.

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Southshore vs. Tarren Mill—The Battle Continues

To recapture the feeling of the endless tug-of-war of early WoW PvP, we’re opening a special Team Deathmatch–style Battleground based on the timeless struggle between Southshore and Tarren Mill. We’ll have two different brackets for players to take part in: one for level 90–99 characters and another for level 100. Unlike the old days of Tarren Mill vs. Southshore, this Battleground has a clearly defined victor, so you’ll need to work as a team or face crushing defeat. A win will gain you a shiny new title: either Tarren Mill Terror for the Alliance or Southshore Slayer for the Horde.

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We’re excited to celebrate this epic milestone with you, and we hope you enjoy the activities we’ve put together. Thanks for joining us on this 10-year journey—here’s to many more adventures to come!

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