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WoW Token Coming Soon – Additional Details

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Post)
WoW Token Coming Soon – Additional Details

The recently announced WoW Token is currently in testing on the PTR, and is slated for launch some time after the March 24 release of Patch 6.1.2. In the meantime, we wanted to share some additional details about the Token, including regional pricing information and more on our global rollout plans.

WoW Token Rollout

We’ll begin rolling out the WoW Token in the weeks following Patch 6.1.2’s release, starting with the Americas game region (including realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America) and then expanding to other game regions in the weeks after that. Launching the Token once Patch 6.1.2 has been live for a while will help us ensure the foundation for the feature is solid, and kicking things off with a single region is the best way for us to ensure everything’s going smoothly before launching worldwide. We’ll provide further updates on timing as we get closer to the Token’s launch in each region.

Region-wide Exchange

As discussed in our original announcement, each game region (Americas, Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China) will have its own shared WoW Token exchange. When the rollout begins in the Americas game region, players in North America, Latin America, and Oceania will all be able to purchase a WoW Token from the in-game Shop. In the Americas game region, the price of a Token will be $20 USD (or roughly equivalent in each local currency). We’ll share additional regional pricing details as we get closer to launch.

Once purchased, a Token can then be put up for sale in a region-wide exchange via a new Game Time tab in the Auction House. (Note that while you’ll see the new Game Time tab in that auction house with the launch of Patch 6.1.2, it won’t be active until the WoW Token launches in your region.) While the rest of the Auction House will remain realm-based, a region-wide WoW Token exchange will provide the largest possible pool of prospective buyers and ensures everyone has access to a vibrant, active Token marketplace. In the Americas, Europe, Korea, and Taiwan, players who purchase a WoW Token from the Auction House will be able to redeem it for 30 days of game time.

Going for Gold

Because the Token exchange has to start somewhere, we will be setting the initial gold value of the WoW Token ourselves. The starting gold value in each region will be based on several factors, including regional in-game economies, but ultimately our goal is to select a fair and reasonable starting price. After that, the Token’s gold value will be determined dynamically based primarily on player supply and demand. Simply put, if more WoW Tokens are being listed than are being purchased, the price will automatically drift downward over time. If people are purchasing Tokens from the Auction House faster than they’re being put up for sale, then prices will go up accordingly. As a reminder, to help make sure players can trade WoW Tokens confidently, once a Token sells, the seller will receive the amount of gold they were quoted at the time they listed their Token.

We know a lot of you are excited to exchange a WoW Token or two, and we’re looking forward to making the feature available in the near future. We’ll provide additional updates on the rollout of the WoW Token feature soon.

Join the Party at BlizzCon® 2015 November 6 and 7

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Post)
Join the Party at BlizzCon® 2015 November 6 and 7

You’ve been summoned to Southern California for BlizzCon 2015! Blizzard’s ninth epic gaming convention and community celebration is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2015. Form a party with your fellow members of the Blizzard community and get ready for two days of in-depth discussion panels with our developers, hands-on play time with the latest Blizzard games, and intense eSports tournaments featuring top pro gamers from around the world.

BlizzCon 2015 tickets will go on sale in two batches on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. PT and Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m. PT through the online event ticketing service Eventbrite, priced at $199 each (plus applicable taxes and fees). Check out the BlizzCon Ticket webpage for all the details.

In addition, we’re once again planning a special pre-BlizzCon Benefit Dinner the evening of Thursday, November 5 in support of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), where guests will have a chance to meet and chat with developers, artists, community team representatives, and others from Blizzard. Attendance to this special event will be limited, and we’ll have more information on ticket pricing and availability at a later date.

If you can’t make it to the show in person, you’ll be able to watch from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering comprehensive live coverage of the event via a multichannel Internet stream. Further details on the Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.

See the full press release or check out the BlizzCon Ticket page for more information, and be sure to visit www.blizzcon2015.eventbrite.com at the dates and times above for a chance to purchase a ticket to the show. We hope to see you there!

Introducing the WoW Token

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Post)
Introducing the WoW Token

Coming soon to an Azeroth near you: the WoW Token, a new in-game item that allows players to simply and securely exchange gold and game time between each other.

Players will be able to purchase a WoW Token through the in-game Shop for real money, and then sell it on the Auction House for gold at the current market price. When a player buys a WoW Token from the Auction House for gold, the Token becomes Soulbound, and the player can then redeem it for 30 days of game time.

 

enUS.jpgWant to buy a WoW Token for gold? Head to the new Game Time tab in the Auction House, and purchase one immediately for the current gold buyout price—there’s no bidding involved.When you put a WoW Token up for sale, you’ll be quoted the amount of gold you’ll receive once someone buys it—you’re guaranteed to get that amount no matter how the market moves.

The WoW Token was created to give players with lots of extra gold the option to use it to help cover their subscription cost, and give those who want to purchase gold a way to do so from fellow players through a secure, easy-to-use system. The Token will be making its debut in an upcoming patch—in the meantime, check out the FAQ below for details on how it works.

FAQ
THE BASICS


Q: How do I buy a WoW Token for real money?
A: WoW Tokens will be available for purchase for real money through the World of Warcraft in-game Shop. You can access the Shop through the row of feature buttons next to your character’s bags.

Q: I need gold! How do I sell a WoW Token to another player?
A: You’ll be able to sell WoW Tokens through a dedicated Token exchange in the Auction House, located in a new Game Time section. WoW Tokens cannot be traded or sold any other way.

Q: How much gold will I receive when I sell a WoW Token?
A: The gold value of a Token will be determined dynamically based on supply and demand. When you put a Token up for sale, you’ll be quoted the amount of gold you’ll receive upon a successful sale. If you then decide to place the Token up for sale, that amount is locked in, and the gold will be sent to your mailbox after another player purchases your Token.

Q: I need game time! How do I buy a WoW Token from the Auction House?
A: When you visit the Auction House, you’ll be presented with the current market price for a WoW Token in your game region—there’s no bidding involved, and all Tokens in a game region are priced the same at any given moment. If you decide to purchase one, you’ll receive it in your mailbox, and can then immediately redeem it for game time.

Q: How much game time do I get by redeeming a WoW Token?
A: You’ll receive 30 days of game time when you redeem a WoW Token.

Q: Can I resell a WoW Token after I’ve purchased it for gold?
A: No, each WoW Token can only be sold once. After you purchase a Token for gold, it becomes Soulbound. At that point, it can only be redeemed for game time.

THE DETAILS


Q: How much will a WoW Token cost on the Shop?
A: Pricing details will be announced at a later date.

Q: Why are you introducing the WoW Token feature?
A: We’ve heard feedback from players that they’d be interested in a secure, legitimate way to acquire gold that doesn’t involve the use of unauthorized third-party gold-selling services—one of the primary sources of account compromises. We also know players who’ve amassed large amounts of gold through regular play would be interested in the ability to trade some to other players in exchange for game time, helping cover their subscription costs. The WoW Token feature gives players on both sides of the equation a secure and straightforward way to make that exchange. It opens up a new kind of payment option for World of Warcraft players, and we hope that it will also help lead to fewer account compromises and a better game experience overall.

Q: How is acquiring gold by selling a WoW Token different from buying gold from third-party services?
A: Buying gold from third-party services negatively impacts the game experience for everyone. The overwhelming majority of the gold these services provide comes from stolen player accounts, halting the victims’ ability to play the game and contribute to their guilds. On top of this, gold selling companies often farm resources using hack programs, sell fake product codes as a scam, and spam entire realms with ads to buy gold, disrupting the game in very real ways.

The WoW Token allows players to exchange real money for gold in a secure and sanctioned way—together with the ongoing efforts of our developers, support staff, and anti-hack teams to stop the exploits these companies use and help players who have become victims of their operations, we hope the Token can help make World of Warcraft a safer and more enjoyable game for all of our players.

Q: Why can’t players set their own prices for the WoW Token?
A: The WoW Token feature is designed to facilitate the exchange of gold and game time between players in as secure, convenient, and fair a way as possible, and without making players feel like they’re playing a game with their hard-earned money. Having a set current market price and a straightforward exchange system is the best way to achieve that—you don’t need to worry about whether your Token will sell or not due to being undercut or the market shifting, and everyone receives exactly the amount of gold they were quoted.

Q: What happens if the price quoted to me is different from what the Token actually sells for?
A: You will always receive the gold amount quoted to you at the time you place a Token up for sale, regardless of what the current price is when the item actually sells.

Q: How long should I expect to receive my gold after putting a Token up for sale? How does the game determine whose Token to sell?
A: The amount of time it takes to receive your gold after putting a Token up for sale depends on a variety of factors, including the current supply and demand. When you list a Token, you’ll be quoted an estimated time based on the current Token supply and the rate of recent transactions, but the actual amount of time it takes to sell is likely to vary (note that Tokens do not expire). In most cases, Tokens are sold in the order in which they were put up for sale; however, there are some exceptions to this, such as when a Token purchase is undergoing verification.

Q: If I buy a WoW Token from the Auction House, how long does it take to receive the Token?
A: Just like a standard Auction House purchase, it will normally arrive in your mailbox nearly instantaneously.

Q: If I’m buying a WoW Token for real money from the in-game Shop, how long does it take to receive it?
A: Once you successfully complete a purchase, your Token should arrive in your inventory (or mailbox, if your inventory is full) almost immediately.

Q: Do Tokens expire? What happens if I accidentally delete one?
A: No, Tokens do not expire. They also can’t be deleted, so no need to fear accidentally trashing them.

Q: Can I stop my auction or receive a refund after it was purchased (for gold or real money)?
A: All transactions are considered final and auctions cannot be cancelled, so make sure you’re certain you want to proceed before listing or buying a Token. To help prevent unintentional transactions, you will be prompted to confirm your purchase or sale before it’s finalized.

Q: Is there a deposit? Does the Auction House take a cut of the Token seller’s gold?
A: There’s no deposit, and the Auction House does not take a cut of the gold for WoW Token sales. The standard deposit is designed to dissuade players from spamming the auction house with items that aren’t selling, and the standard cut is designed to dissuade players from buying and reselling items for minuscule markups. These issues don’t apply to the WoW Token, so there’s no need for a deposit or cut.

Q: Will each game region have its own WoW Token exchange? Will everyone in a game region have access to it?
A: Each game region—Americas (including ANZ realms), Europe, Taiwan, Korea, and China—will have its own shared WoW Token exchange. We’ll share additional details at a later date.

 

Gearing Up for Apexis Changes in Patch 6.1

Originally Posted by Nethaera (Official Post)
Gearing Up for Apexis Changes in Patch 6.1

In Warlords of Draenor, players can use Apexis Crystals to buy new gear, collectable items, and even Followers. With enough Crystals, even those who are having no luck with the RNG goblins can get new and powerful gear to help them take their adventures in Azeroth even further. Currently, the Apexis traders in the Horde town of Warspear and Alliance town of Stormshield offer gear up to item level 655, but in Patch 6.1, you’ll be able to trade up to ilvl 670 Ethereal Waist, Head, Wrist, Legs, Hands, Back, and Finger (ring) items.

There are already lots of ways to get Apexis Crystals, and with the patch we’re introducing even more in the form of new Missions and purchasable Scouting Missives, which will be available for 200 Garrison Resources each. These Missives can be purchased in your Garrison and will unlock an additional Apexis Crystal daily quest.

A change to questing is also coming with the patch that makes it so players will no longer be able to work on quests and complete them while in a Raid group (though Apexis Crystals will still drop from enemies). You’ll still be able to use the Group Finder tool to locate five-player groups you can join to complete your Apexis dailies.

You can read the complete Patch 6.1 notes here.

For more information on gathering and spending Apexis Crystals, check out Wowhead’s handy guide.

Patch 6.1 Preparation / Recap – Overview of Profession Changes and Additions.

We finally have an official release date for patch 6.1, February 24th (25th for EU).  Players have less than one week now to prepare and below I’m going recap on some ways to do so. Also, going to recap on changes and additions to the game coming with patch 6.1.

Above is an image of what I’ve personally stocked up on in preparation for patch 6.1.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Post)
New Garrison Visitors

  • One of five new visitors may visit each day offering a quest to anyone that visits the Garrison.
    • Defeat a dungeon boss: Awards a bag with a chance to contain a level 630, 645, or 655 item token.
    • Defeat a raid boss (weekly quest): Awards a bag with a chance to contain a level 645, or 655 item token.
    • Bounty (intended for 3 or more players): Defeat a named elite NPC for a bag containing Apexis Crystals, and a chance to contain a level 645, or 655 item token.
    • Relic: Complete a series of quests to recover a relic for a bag containing Apexis Crystals, and a chance to contain a level 645, or 655 item token. Completing a relic mission unlocks it as a potential mission for your followers. Completing all 6 relic missions will unlock Harrison Jones as a follower!
    • Profession: Turn-in tradeskill reagents for Primal Spirits and work order tradeskill reagents.

NPC’s only spawn inside level 3 Townhalls / Garrisons


So that being said, if a player gets an NPC they don’t want.. other players could have the one they wanted which they could profit off of. For the time being, this could open up a “market” of selling your Garrison phase to players that want to access a specific NPC. Example being,

“WTS Ore Trade NPC Access Today for 200g! Trade Ore for Primal Spirits.”

Purely speculation, but if there is a 1:5 chance to get a profession trader to spawn each day then another 1:5 chance to get the correct materials trader.. that’s a 1:25 chance each day to get a specific profession NPC.

On top of being able to trade raw materials for primal spirits, each profession NPC will offer a daily that rewards 25  Primal Spirit.

Each Profession NPC has the option of Trading Raw Materials for  Primal Spirit

 NPC Cost for Each Primal Spirit
 Leather Trader  5x   Raw Beast Hide
 Fur Trader  5x   Sumptuous Fur
 Ore Trader  5x  Blackrock Ore or 5x  True Iron Ore
 Herb Trader  5x  Fireweed or 5x  Frostweed or5x  Gorgrond Flytrap or 5x  Nagrand Arrowbloomor 5x  Starflower or 5x  Talador Orchid
 Dust Trader  5x  Draenic Dust

 

 

New Recipes can be purchased from specific random profession NPC’s within your level 3 Townhall that bypass the daily cooldown.

Recipe  NPC Cost to Learn
  Recipe: Spiritual Leathercraft  Leather Trader  60x   Raw Beast Hide
  Recipe: Primal Weaving  Fur Trader  60x   Sumptuous Fur
  Schematic: Primal Welding  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
  Recipe: Riddle of Truesteel  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
  Recipe: Primal Alchemy  Herb Trader  60x  Starflower
  Formula: Temporal Binding  Dust Trader  5x  Luminous Shard
  Recipe: Primal Gemcutting  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
  Technique: The Spirit of War  Herb Trader  20x  Cerulean Pigment

Materials required for each of these recipes.
**There is no cooldown on these crafts, you can make as many as you have materials for.**

Recipe  Crafts Materials Required
  Recipe: Spiritual Leathercraft  1x  Burnished Leather  1x   Primal Spirit, 10x   Raw Beast Hide
  Recipe: Primal Weaving  1x  Hexweave Cloth  1x   Primal Spirit, 10x   Sumptuous Fur
  Schematic: Primal Welding  1x  Gearspring Parts  1x   Primal Spirit, 5x  Blackrock Ore, 5x  True Iron Ore
  Recipe: Riddle of Truesteel  1x  Truesteel Ingot  1x   Primal Spirit, 5x  Blackrock Ore, 5x  True Iron Ore
  Recipe: Primal Alchemy  ?x  Alchemical Catalyst  1x   Primal Spirit, 2x  Fireweed, 2x  Gorgrond Flytrap, 2x  Nagrand Arrowbloom, 2x  Starflower, 2x  Talador Orchid
  Formula: Temporal Binding  2x  Fractured Temporal Crystal  1x   Primal Spirit, 1x  Luminous Shard
  Recipe: Primal Gemcutting 1x  Taladite Crystal  1x   Primal Spirit, 5x  Blackrock Ore, 5x  True Iron Ore
  Technique: The Spirit of War  1x  War Paints  1x   Primal Spirit, 4x  Cerulean Pigment

Alchemist will have their first taste of Transmutes in Warlords via  Tome of Sorcerous Elements at the cost of 10x  Alchemical Catalyst,  Transmute: Savage Blood and a Warlords “Philosopher’s Stone” trinket called “Stones.” The Tome’s and Recipes can only be obtained from the “Herb Trader” within your level 3 Townhall. Keep in mind that players will have a 1:25 chance to spawn a specific trader each day, but they can join other player Garrisons to use their trade if it’s spawned for them. More is explained about these traders further down in this post.

Philosopher's Stones (Trinkets)Transmutes

Stage 4 upgrade items for crafted gear is being added into the game and will take 30x  Savage Blood + 200 of the professions specific cooldown bind on pickup materials.

Cost of learning Stage 4 upgrade token Recipes for crafted BoE and which random level 3 Townhall profesion NPC sells it.

Recipe  NPC  Cost to Learn
 Recipe: Powerful Steelforged Essence  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Recipe: Powerful Truesteel Essence  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
 Schematic: Oglethorpe’s Octagonal Lenses  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Schematic: Precision Scope Tuning Kit  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
 Technique: Powerful Ensorcelled Tarot  Herb Trader  20x  Cerulean Pigment
 Technique: Powerful Weapon Crystal  Herb Trader  20x  Cerulean Pigment
 Recipe: Powerful Taladite Amplifier  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Recipe: Powerful Burnished Essence  Leather Trader  60x   Raw Beast Hide
 Recipe: Powerful Hexweave Essence  Fur Trader  60x   Sumptuous Fur

Reroll Crafted Items will no longer require cooldown bind on pick up materials in order to craft them. So expect these to show up within markets more often than currently in 6.0. Also, these crafted reroll items will be a new way to powerlevel profession from 1-700 for level 90+ characters costing very little amounts of gold. Especially if you’ve already stocked up or plan on stocking up before 6.1 releases.  While “orange,” these crafts will give +3 skill points each when crafted.

BlacksmithingEngineeringInscriptionJewelcraftingLeatherworkingTailoring
Item Old Materials New Materials
  Truesteel Grinder  10x  Truesteel Ingot, 10x  True Iron Ore   20x  Blackrock Ore
Item Old Materials New Materials
  Didi’s Delicate Assembly  10x  Gearspring Parts, 5x  True Iron Ore, 5x  Blackrock Ore  15x  True Iron Ore, 15x  Blackrock Ore
 Item Old Materials New Materials
  Volatile Crystal  10x  War Paints, 5x  Cerulean Pigment  12x  Cerulean Pigment
Item Old Materials New Materials
  Taladite Recrystalizer  10x  Taladite Crystal, 10x  True Iron Ore  15x  True Iron Ore, 15x  Blackrock Ore
 Item Old Materials New Materials
  Leather Refurbishing Kit  10x  Burnished Leather, 10x  Raw Beast Hide  30x  Raw Beast Hide
Item Old Materials New Materials
  Hexweave Embroidery  10x  Hexweave Cloth, 10x  Sumptuous Fur  30x  Sumptuous Fur

Players will be able to cook new +125 stat food upon 6.1 release. Below are the materials required and the recipes can be purchased from Arsenio Zerep (Alliance) or Kraank(Horde) inside your Garrison for 10g or 8g 50s depending on your reputation level.

Item Materials
 Buttered Sturgeon    (+125 Haste)  12x Blind Lake Sturgeon Flesh, 6x Crescent Saberfish Flesh
 Jumbo Sea Dog    (+125 Versatility)  12x Jawless Skulker Flesh, 6x Crescent Saberfish Flesh
 Pickled Eel    (+125 Critical Strike)  12x Abyssal Gulper Eel Flesh, 6x Crescent Saberfish Flesh
 Salty Squid Roll    (+125 Multistrike)  12x Fire Ammonite Tentacle, 6x Crescent Saberfish Flesh
 Sleeper Sushi    (+125 Mastery)  12x Fat Sleeper Flesh, 6x Crescent Saberfish Flesh
 Whiptail Fillet    (+125 Stamina)  12x Blackwater Whiptail Flesh, 6x Crescent Saberfish Flesh

Tooltips on PTR do not show cooking +125 provides servings, but they do.


Daily  Gearspring Parts (Engineering  cooldown) material cost has been increased it seems.

Item Old Materials New Materials
  Gearspring Parts  10x  Blackrock Ore, 10x  True Iron Ore  15x  Blackrock Ore, 15x  True Iron Ore

Why are you saving Salvage Crates? There are pros and cons to saving  Big Crate of Salvage and below I’ve given a little insight to them.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Post)
  • Salvage Yard
    • Tier-3 salvage recovered from Follower missions no longer has an independent chance to drop an uncommon (green), rare (blue), or epic (purple) item and will instead always drop one of them. This change is intended to reduce overall item spam without affecting their value. Existing chance for Tier-3 salvage to potentially also contain an uncommon Tier-2 salvage item remains unchanged.
    • Follower Weaponry and Armor Set tokens (War Ravaged, Blackrock, Goredrenched) no longer drops from salvage. Weapon and Armor enhancement tokens that can upgrade a Follower’s weapon or armor item levels will continue to have a chance to drop from Salvage Crates.

Above are the changes to  Big Crate of Salvage, which are rewarded from level 95+ Garrison follower missions. Now if you do not care about chances at random uncommon, rare or epic items you will want to save them. Only do this  if you don’t have a lot of follower enhancement tokens like Weapon Enhancement Token.  Currently, in 6.0 Tier-3 salvage crates have a chance to give Blackrock Armor Set (Upgrades follower ilvl to 630 from any ilvl below) which in 6.1 will no longer “drop.” The reason you might want to save your crates is due to the fact that all your Followers are item level 645+. Any “set” token will be useless to you and if you open your crates before 6.1. The chance of getting a useless “set” is there, which won’t be the case in 6.1. The only way to get your follower item level 645+ is through enhancement tokens which is the only follower item that can be obtained in  Big Crate of Salvage once patch 6.1 goes live. Reminder the cap for follower item level in 6.1 is  675.

Math Stuff (If all 25 of your followers are item level 655)

Weapon Enhancement Token = +3 ilvl,  7 Weapon + 7 Armor = 14 Tokens to reach ilvl 675 * 25 Followers = 350 Uncommon Tokens
Striking Weapon Enhancement = +6 ilvl, 4 Weapon + 4 Armor = 8 Tokens to reach ilvl 675 * 25 Followers = 200 Rare Tokens
Power Overrun Weapon Enhancement = +9 ilvl, 3 Weapon + 3 Armor = 6 Tokens to reach ilvl 675 * 25 Followers = 150 Epic Tokens

Tweetin’ While WoWin’

Originally Posted by Bashiok (Official Post)

We have a new feature coming in Patch 6.1 that’ll allow you to send out Tweets directly to your Twitter feed while playing World of Warcraft. It includes the ability to send out text-only Tweets; easily take, crop, and Tweet out in-game screenshots; and let your friends know about your recent accomplishments.

It’s easy to get started; all you need is a Twitter account! Under the Social section of the in-game Interface options, just check the Enable Twitter Functionality option, and then the Sign In button. You’ll be taken to a standard app approval page that will allow you to send out Tweets using the in-game UI.

Twitter_Integration_Screenshot_5.png

Once you’ve authenticated the app, you can initiate a new Tweet by typing /share into chat, or by clicking the small share icon  that’ll appear in-chat next to Achievement and item drop notifications. You can also add an Achievement or item directly to a Tweet with the Twitter UI open by shift+clicking the Achievement or item.

Tweets from within World of Warcraft are only ever initiated by you, and we will never automatically send out Tweets on your behalf—we’ve disabled Addons from sending them too. Our goal is to make it easier for you to Tweet while playing World of Warcraft, and more convenient to share fun moments with friends.

Of course if you don’t use Twitter or don’t want to see any of this stuff, just don’t check the ‘Enable Twitter Functionality’ box and it’ll stay out of your way.

We’re excited to see how people enjoy this new feature, and encourage everyone to jump on the 6.1 PTR to test it and provide feedback.

FAQ

Q: When authorizing the World of Warcraft app it says authorizing it will let you see who follows me, allow you to change my profile, and some other things; why do you need access to do all that?
A: The Twitter app authorization system only has a few tiers of access that we as app developers can choose from, and the one we chose was the most basic with the least access required. It will list out a bunch of features this integration does not use, and have no plans to use, like those mentioned. The World of Warcraft Twitter app only exists to allow you to Tweet while playing WoW if you want to, and only you can initiate and send out a Tweet.

Q: So I’m going to see a bunch of Tweets in-game now?
A: No, there’s no in-game Twitter feed; this feature just sends Tweets outside of the game.

Q: What if I don’t want to see anything related to Twitter in-game?
A: If you don’t authorize a Twitter account through the Interface option you won’t see anything related to the feature.

Q: Are you going to start requiring Twitter use for in-game activities?
A: No, we just think it’s a cool convenience feature for those who do like sharing their gaming activity on social media—if you don’t like doing that, no problem.

Q: Isn’t this going to cause a lot of spam, or issues with people sending out inappropriate content from the game?
A: This doesn’t add any functionality that isn’t already achievable through Twitter. This simply makes it more convenient to link items and share achievements and screenshots while playing.

Q: Is there a separate login per-character, or is this account-wide?
A: Your Twitter authorization is Battle.net account-wide. Any WoW license (as well as any characters) within the same Battle.net account will be able to Tweet from an authorized Twitter account. You’d want to sign out of Twitter through the Interface options before logging out of the game if you don’t want the authorization to persist between logins.

Q: My child uses my WoW account sometimes; will they have access to Tweet from my Twitter account?
A: The Twitter authorization will remain active until you log out of it through the Interface options.

Q: I don’t use Twitter, but I do use some other social platforms, when could this be implemented for those?
A: We’re starting with Twitter, but the /share functionality certainly could be expanded to other social platforms if you would find it useful. We’d appreciate your feedback and ideas on where we could go next.

Q: This seems cool but I haven’t tried Twitter yet, how can I get started?
A: Twitter has a helpful guide to get you started, and we maintain a list of official and employee accounts right here that you can follow to start building your list.

Q: How moddable is this by Addons?
A: The UI is fairly locked down to keep access to sending Tweets secure, and ensure that you—and only you—are choosing when to send them. Addons may still perform some light functions, such as helping to populate the chat field in customizable formats.

This Month in WoW – February 2015

Originally Posted by Kaivax (Official Post)
This Month in WoW – February 2015

The second month of 2015 is already upon us, and it’s going to be a busy time for players all over Azeroth and Draenor. We’ve prepared a handy breakdown of some of what’s in store for you in February, so you can make the most of your time.

Love Is in the Air [Feb. 2 – Feb. 16]

Love and adoration are in the air in the major cities of Azeroth… and in celebration of the occasion, you’re invited to share candy, perfume, and gifts with guards, townsfolk, and other players for special rewards.

However, a strange “love sickness” seems to cloud the hearts of many of Azeroth’s people. Is this simply an outbreak of amore? Or will you and your fellow adventurers uncover a dark secret behind this plague of passion?

Locations: All major cities
Rewards include: Toxic Wasteling, Lovebird Hatchling, Peddlefeet, several new amulets, Vile Fumigator’s Mask, lovely dresses and suits, off-hand flower bouquets.


Visit our Love is in the air gallery for some images from this annual event!

Blackrock Foundry [opening Feb. 3]

This foundry was the ancestral home of the Blackrock orcs, wherein master smiths smelted and worked the impossibly hard ore that is the clan’s namesake. Now, massive giants captured and broken by the Thunderlord heat the great forges, flamebenders of the Burning Blade imbue the ore with an inner fire, and engineers shape the slag according to otherworldly schematics. Warlord Blackhand’s foundry is the center of the Iron Horde’s military might, churning out the weaponry that will be used to raze Azeroth.

Check out our Blackrock Foundry raid preview here.

Darkmoon Faire [Feb. 8 – Feb. 14]

It’s incredible! It’s unbelievable! You’ll be dazzled! You’ll be amazed! You aren’t prepared for the Darkmoon Faire, ’cause it’s like nothing you’ve seen before! Don’t be shy now; don’t be bashful; step right up for a tantalizing glimpse of what we’ve got in store for you!

Gathering exotic wonders from around the world, Silas Darkmoon presents a celebration of the marvels and mysteries found in Azeroth. While the Faire spends most of its time in parts unknown, this traveling festival is available from time to time by accessing portals in Mulgore and Elwynn Forest.

Location: Darkmoon Island, via portals just outside Thunder Bluff and Stormwind.
Rewards include: 17 different battle pets, including the Darkmoon Tonk, Darkmoon Zeppelin, and Syd the Squid; two mounts: Darkmoon Dancing Bear and Swift Forest Strider; replica armor sets for all classes, such as the famous Lightforge set for Paladins; many heirloom items.

Lunar Festival [Feb. 16 – Mar. 2]

The Lunar Festival is a time of celebration for all of Azeroth. Across the world, people gather to acknowledge the triumph of ages ago, when an alliance of races—night elves, tauren, and the proto-dwarven earthen—defeated the Burning Legion. At the beginning of each year, elders of generations past manifest around the world to impart their wisdom upon all who listen. Should you encounter these venerable spirits in your travels and take the time to heed their words, they may even pass along tokens of their gratitude: Coins of Ancestry, mementos of the lessons of a past age. Gather enough Coins of Ancestry and the Cenarion Circle will open their stores of celebratory garb, fireworks, trinkets, and recipes!

The Cenarion Circle has good cause to celebrate, for the Lunar Festival marks the return of many Ancients that fell in battles past: Goldrinn, Malorne, Aviana, and Cenarius himself. But this celebration is darkened by the eternal torment of one of their own—Omen, a wolf Ancient blessed by the moon goddess Elune, has risen from the depths of Moonglade’s lake. Though Omen was once as noble and proud as any Ancient, he was driven mad by the Burning Legion’s tainted magic during the War of the Ancients. Omen’s immortality dooms him to forever return in his maddened state at the advent of each new year—and this year, he has grown further in power, a challenge for even heroes of level 100. Heroes must make haste to ease this tormented Ancient’s suffering, in the hopes that perhaps next year he will return with a clearer mind.

Locations: Stormwind, Thunder Bluff, Booty Bay, and Moonglade (look for portals in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms).
Rewards include: Lunar Lantern, Festival Lantern, dresses and suits, schematics for fireworks, stacks of fireworks, individual fireworks, the sounds of fireworks, fireworks for days.


Visit our Lunar Festival gallery for some images from the annual event!

Seasonal Pursuits

The Snowy Owl is only available in the Winterspring zone during winter months, and it’s a requirement for theKalimdor Safari achievement.

Prepare for Patch 6.1

There’s no time like the present to get ready for the upcoming patch. We’ve been updating a complete PTR patch notes list, and you can use the Public Test Realm to test the patch with us. Check out the PTR discussion forum and the PTR Bug Report forum for more.

 

Saving Level 3 Salvage Crates to open in Patch 6.1

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Post)
  • Salvage Yard
    • Tier-3 salvage recovered from Follower missions no longer has an independent chance to drop an uncommon (green), rare (blue), or epic (purple) item and will instead always drop one of them. This change is intended to reduce overall item spam without affecting their value. Existing chance for Tier-3 salvage to potentially also contain an uncommon Tier-2 salvage item remains unchanged.
    • Follower Weaponry and Armor Set tokens (War Ravaged, Blackrock, Goredrenched) no longer drops from salvage. Weapon and Armor enhancement tokens that can upgrade a Follower’s weapon or armor item levels will continue to have a chance to drop from Salvage Crates.

Above are the changes to  Big Crate of Salvage, which are rewarded from level 95+ Garrison follower missions. Now if you do not care about chances at random uncommon, rare or epic items you will want to save them. Only do this  if you don’t have a lot of follower enhancement tokens like Weapon Enhancement Token.  Currently, in 6.0 Tier-3 salvage crates have a chance to give Blackrock Armor Set (Upgrades follower ilvl to 630 from any ilvl below) which in 6.1 will no longer “drop.” The reason you might want to save your crates is due to the fact that all your Followers are item level 645+. Any “set” token will be useless to you and if you open your crates before 6.1. The chance of getting a useless “set” is there, which won’t be the case in 6.1. The only way to get your follower item level 645+ is through enhancement tokens which is the only follower item that can be obtained in  Big Crate of Salvage once patch 6.1 goes live. Reminder the cap for follower item level in 6.1 is  675.

Math Stuff (If all 25 of your followers are item level 655)

Weapon Enhancement Token = +3 ilvl,  7 Weapon + 7 Armor = 14 Tokens to reach ilvl 675 * 25 Followers = 350 Uncommon Tokens
Striking Weapon Enhancement = +6 ilvl, 4 Weapon + 4 Armor = 8 Tokens to reach ilvl 675 * 25 Followers = 200 Rare Tokens
Power Overrun Weapon Enhancement = +9 ilvl, 3 Weapon + 3 Armor = 6 Tokens to reach ilvl 675 * 25 Followers = 150 Epic Tokens

6.1 PTR: Build 19551 Profession Updates – Cost of Cooldown Bypass Recipes and Materials Trader NPC

Once again a new 6.1 PTR build has been released. The cooldown bypass recipes talked about here are now available in game from a random daily NPC inside a players level 3 Town Hall. There will be five different NPC’s that can spawn for players each day. Profession NPC’s are our focus point right now.

**Reminder, this is the PTR and everything is subject to change.**

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Post)
New Garrison Visitors

  • One of five new visitors may visit each day offering a quest to anyone that visits the Garrison.
    • Defeat a dungeon boss: Awards a bag with a chance to contain a level 630, 645, or 655 item token.
    • Defeat a raid boss (weekly quest): Awards a bag with a chance to contain a level 645, or 655 item token.
    • Bounty (intended for 3 or more players): Defeat a named elite NPC for a bag containing Apexis Crystals, and a chance to contain a level 645, or 655 item token.
    • Relic: Complete a series of quests to recover a relic for a bag containing Apexis Crystals, and a chance to contain a level 645, or 655 item token. Completing a relic mission unlocks it as a potential mission for your followers. Completing all 6 relic missions will unlock Harrison Jones as a follower!
    • Profession: Turn-in tradeskill reagents for Primal Spirits and work order tradeskill reagents.

So that being said, if a player gets an NPC they don’t want.. other players could have the one they wanted which they could profit off of. For the time being, this could open up a “market” of selling your Garrison phase to players that want to access a specific NPC. Example being,

“WTS Ore Trade NPC Access Today for 200g! Trade Ore for Primal Spirits.”

Purely speculation, but if there is a 1:5 chance to get a profession trader to spawn each day then another 1:5 chance to get the correct materials trader.. that’s a 1:25 chance each day to get a specific profession NPC.

On top of being able to trade raw materials for primal spirits, each profession NPC will offer a daily that rewards 25  Primal Spirit.

Cost of learning new Recipes that bypass the daily cooldown. Materials required for each of these recipes can be found here.
**There is no Cooldown on these crafts, you can make as many as you have materials for.**

Recipe  NPC Cost to Learn
  Recipe: Spiritual Leathercraft  Leather Trader  60x   Raw Beast Hide
  Recipe: Primal Weaving  Fur Trader  60x   Sumptuous Fur
  Schematic: Primal Welding  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
  Recipe: Riddle of Truesteel  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
  Recipe: Primal Alchemy  Herb Trader  60x  Starflower
  Formula: Temporal Binding  Dust Trader  5x  Luminous Shard
  Recipe: Primal Gemcutting  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
  Technique: The Spirit of War  Herb Trader  20x  Cerulean Pigment

Cost of learning Stage 4 upgrade token Recipes for crafted BoE and which NPC sells it. For the materials required for each Stage 4 upgrade please refer to this post here.

Recipe  NPC  Cost to Learn
 Recipe: Powerful Steelforged Essence  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Recipe: Powerful Truesteel Essence  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
 Schematic: Oglethorpe’s Octagonal Lenses  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Schematic: Precision Scope Tuning Kit  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
 Technique: Powerful Ensorcelled Tarot  Herb Trader  20x  Cerulean Pigment
 Technique: Powerful Weapon Crystal  Herb Trader  20x  Cerulean Pigment
 Recipe: Powerful Taladite Amplifier  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Recipe: Powerful Burnished Essence  Leather Trader  60x   Raw Beast Hide
 Recipe: Powerful Hexweave Essence  Fur Trader  60x   Sumptuous Fur

Each Profession NPC has the option of Trading Raw Materials for  Primal Spirit

 NPC Cost for Each Primal Spirit
 Leather Trader  5x   Raw Beast Hide
 Fur Trader  5x   Sumptuous Fur
 Ore Trader  5x  Blackrock Ore or 5x  True Iron Ore
 Herb Trader  5x  Fireweed or 5x  Frostweed or5x  Gorgrond Flytrap or 5x  Nagrand Arrowbloomor 5x  Starflower or 5x  Talador Orchid
 Dust Trader  5x  Draenic Dust

In the end, what does this mean for players? Demand for ore and herbs will go up! Start stocking up on the cheap auctions now! This will also mean that BoE crafted epics will be easier to make and not require days of gathering cooldown BoP materials to make. If a player wanted to make a BoE epic in one day, they can in 6.1. Did you stop gathering ore and herbs on all your characters? Start doing them again for “free” materials to use on these up coming new features. Also, this will open up new methods of “shuffling” materials into crafts for profit.

Join the discussion and share your thoughts on these feature here.

6.1 PTR: Build 19533 Profession Updates – Bypass the Daily Cooldown

Today a new PTR build was pushed out that changed reroll crafted stats items required materials. Blizzard has removed the cooldown materials and increased the base material that can be obtained throughout the world of Draenor. In addition to these changes, new recipes that allow players to craft reagents outside the daily cooldown were added that use  Primal Spirit!

Also, decided to not make auto filleting default in patch 6.1 after much community up roar. Instead,  Bladebone Hook will be added to the game which can be applied to your fishing pole for the auto filleting.


Daily  Gearspring Parts (Engineering  cooldown) material cost has been increased it seems.

Item Old Materials New Materials
  Gearspring Parts  10x  Blackrock Ore, 10x  True Iron Ore  15x  Blackrock Ore, 15x  True Iron Ore

 

Reroll Crafted Items

BlacksmithingEngineeringInscriptionJewelcraftingLeatherworkingTailoring
Item Old Materials New Materials
  Truesteel Grinder  10x  Truesteel Ingot, 10x  True Iron Ore   20x  Blackrock Ore
Item Old Materials New Materials
  Didi’s Delicate Assembly  10x  Gearspring Parts, 5x  True Iron Ore, 5x  Blackrock Ore  15x  True Iron Ore, 15x  Blackrock Ore
 Item Old Materials New Materials
  Volatile Crystal  10x  War Paints, 5x  Cerulean Pigment  12x  Cerulean Pigment
Item Old Materials New Materials
  Taladite Recrystalizer  10x  Taladite Crystal, 10x  True Iron Ore  15x  True Iron Ore, 15x  Blackrock Ore
 Item Old Materials New Materials
  Leather Refurbishing Kit  10x  Burnished Leather, 10x  Raw Beast Hide  30x  Raw Beast Hide
Item Old Materials New Materials
  Hexweave Embroidery  10x  Hexweave Cloth, 10x  Sumptuous Fur  30x  Sumptuous Fur

New Recipes that bypass the daily cooldown for reagents with  Primal Spirit

Recipe  Crafts Materials Required
  Recipe: Spiritual Leathercraft  1x  Burnished Leather  1x   Primal Spirit, 10x   Raw Beast Hide
  Recipe: Primal Weaving  1x  Hexweave Cloth  1x   Primal Spirit, 10x   Sumptuous Fur
  Schematic: Primal Welding  1x  Gearspring Parts  1x   Primal Spirit, 5x  Blackrock Ore, 5x  True Iron Ore
  Recipe: Riddle of Truesteel  1x  Truesteel Ingot  1x   Primal Spirit, 5x  Blackrock Ore, 5x  True Iron Ore
  Recipe: Primal Alchemy  ?x  Alchemical Catalyst  1x   Primal Spirit, 2x  Fireweed, 2x  Gorgrond Flytrap, 2x  Nagrand Arrowbloom, 2x  Starflower, 2x  Talador Orchid
  Formula: Temporal Binding  2x  Fractured Temporal Crystal  1x   Primal Spirit, 1x  Luminous Shard
  Recipe: Primal Gemcutting 1x  Taladite Crystal  1x   Primal Spirit, 5x  Blackrock Ore, 5x  True Iron Ore
  Technique: The Spirit of War  1x  War Paints  1x   Primal Spirit, 4x  Cerulean Pigment
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