Jinx launched a brand-new World of Warcraft Hoodie for this Spring 2014 season. Actually, two Hoodies. How’s that? Well, you may choose the Horde Hoodie or the Alliance Hoodie. How nice is that?
The Azeroth Alliance Hoodie has the Stormwind Lion symbol-shaped zipper, the Stormwind Lion Logo on the front at the heart-level, and a large lion symbol on the back.
The Azeroth Horde Hoodie has a Horde symbol-shaped zipper, the Horde logo on the front at the heart-level, and a large logo in the back.
Both Hoodies have the Azeroth map imprinted in the interior of the Hoodie. The interior is also colored with the same hue as the logos. Grab yours while supplies last. They come in several sizes for men and women.
The World of Warcraft PTR 5.4.7 is now playable by selecting it in the dropdown menu within the Battle.net Launcher. Rygarius posted the following patch notes. Not all features recently datamined made it to this PTR build. Some will be added over time throughout the lifespan of PTR 5.4.7.
The PvP Season 15 gear is not yet available in this build.
Patch 5.4.7 is now available for testing on the Public Test Realms (PTR). Participating on the Public Test Realms lets you test patches before it has been released.
Nethaera created a new forum (Seat of Knowledge: Fan Fiction) for talented fans who love to practice and share with others great stories based on World of Warcraft NPCs, races and factions.
If you are wondering who is one of the handsome-devils responsible for such a treat then — Sean Copeland tweeted: “What’s that? You folks wanted a place for your fan fiction to be on a Blizzard site? WISH GRANTED. ;)”
Nethaera: What’s this? A new forum just for posting your Warcraft inspired stories? That’s right, you asked for it and now you’ve got it. We hope you have your creative juices flowing because now is the time to share just what it is that’s been crawling through your brain and itching to be be shared beyond the confines of your skull. Those voices you hear? Those are your own characters or interpretations of the world (of Warcraft) whispering in your ear and begging to be set free upon your fellows.
Now that you have the platform, we hope you’ll rise to the challenge (and perhaps future challenges) and show us (and the rest of the community) just what you’re made of (in the literary sense).
Guild Launch sent Blizzplanet more coupons to giveaway. Guild Launch is a clan/guild hosting platform for many games including World of Warcraft, StarCraft II and Diablo III. Learn more about Guild Launch here. Hosting plans here.
So now that you know the cost, and the features — how about participating for a chance at getting a FREE coupon?
Blizzard Entertainment revealed the new Human female model, and plans to reveal new models in upcoming weeks through the new blog “ArtCraft” at the World of Warcraft website.
Read what senior art director Chris Robinson said concerning this new model.
“Hi, I’m Chris Robinson, senior art director of World of Warcraft, and this is the first in a series of articles we’re creating to bring you all closer to the development of the player character model revamps we announced at BlizzCon. In this series, we’ll give you an inside look at the process we go through to do one of these revamps, discuss the kinds of art issues we’re addressing with the new models, and provide a bit of insight our future plans for their continued polish.”
Senior character artist Joe Keller also said:
“Everyone is pretty familiar with the Human character models in WoW, but working on these updates gives us a chance to embellish and fill in the blanks. For the Human female this meant we could give her more muscle definition and personality in the face while still staying true to the overall look and spirit of the original. Hopefully this will also help show her as more of the capable fighter that she is.”
Blizzard Entertainment posted a glimpse of a upcoming new mount — which gives me a serious Arakkoa-vibe. Will it be a new Blizzard Store mount? — some past mounts have been announced to be for charity purposes (aka St. Jude’s Children hospital/Make-A-Wish). Will it be the Warlords of Draenor version of the Recruit-A-Friend reward?
Blizzard Entertainment is preparing to launch Warlords of Draenor Beta Servers very-soon!
In addition, when you pre-order the Digital download of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, you gain the ability to boost a character to level 90 at the moment of purchase (before the expansion’s release date) when Blizzard enables digital presales (soon) — includes Standard Digital and Digital Deluxe pre-purchase versions. Check out the details here.
Blizzard recommends players to go to their Battle.net account page. Visit the Beta Profile page by clicking this area:
In the next page, make sure you have opt-in to all Blizzard games including World of Warcraft.
The best venue to get into Warlords of Draenor beta is to enable opt-in within your Battle.net Account Page. However, it is by far the only option to get a beta key. Fansites and Gaming networks usually giveaway beta keys provided by Blizzard Entertainment.
Keep an eye on Blizzplanet and fellow fansites over the next few weeks or months.
The Iron Skyreaver mount is now available through the World of Warcraft in-game store. This mount is inspired by the Warlords of Draenor expansion and wears Iron Armor and a dual goblin-rocket engine. During its flying animations it will randomly rotate in the air and accelerate its engine leaving a visible fiery trail.
Jinx launched a promo to gift a Kobold Miner Hat Plush for only $10 for Valentine’s Day — while supplies last.
The sale Ends on February 28, 2014 and cannot be combined with any other offer.
The Weekly CRITICAL HIT Sale Items puts the spotlight on three Blizzard Licensed Products. Save 30% on these popular J!NX outerwear items! Items will be returned to full price and replaced next week, so get them while there’s still time:
Above was the weekly version, this one is the permanent sale page where over 500 products are listed with a 35% OFF discount. Browsing through all 18 pages, I found several Blizzard Licensed Products, worthy checking out. As always, double-check the pricing is for a specific gender or size before checking out the purchase.
This offer ends on January 31, 2014. So, hurry up.
Duncan Jones began the recording of the Warcraft Film on January 13th, and barely 24 hours later the teasing has begun: “Love big film sets! Always have. Just had a lovely wander through Durotan’s hood. Off to another set next!”– said Duncan.
This might only mean one out of two possible locations. The first thought to cross a lore fan when he/she reads “Durotan’s hood” is: Frostfire Ridge in Draenor.
Some of the Frostfire Ridge screenshots given to us at BlizzCon 2013 can be found here. So the Durotan’s hood (stands for: neighborhood) should look similar to the BlizzCon screenshots. The RedShirtGuy wrote a Blizzplanet article about his hands-on gameplay experience at BlizzCon 2013.
If the film story is set to start with images of both planets, and Durotan is in Frostfire Ridge at the beginning of this story — what we will likely experience in the film’s initial 30-minutes is the opening of the Dark Portal. Of course, these scenes could be flashbacks too.
The second Durotan’s hood was in Azeroth … that was the Alterac Valley (known by PvP players as one of the Battlegrounds). The problem with this is that we already saw a concept art showing Draenor. Thus, the first option sounds more likely to be the script’s aim, and what Duncan meant.
Would you want more teasers from Duncan? If so, join the discussion on twitter.
Note: If you missed it, read our full transcript of the BlizzCon 2013: Warcraft Movie Presentation Panel.