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Warlords of Draenor - Hydra Pets Tameable
It appears one of the new Hunter pet families in Warlords of Draenor will be hydras!



Upcoming Siege of Niuzao Temple Hotfix
You asked, and Watcher delivered! Siege of Niuzao Temple is going to be hotfixed to let you start the waves on Vo'jak faster.



Warlords of Draenor - Upcoming PvP Blog Post
Holinka mentioned that we will get a blog post about PvP gear changes in April.



Patch 5.4.7 - Arena Rating Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We recently implemented a hotfix to address a bug that allowed Personal Ratings to exceed Matchmaking Rating. As a result, some players may notice that they do not gain or lose Personal Rating in the wake of a match. As more matches are played, these ratings will normalize and converge to the correct rating, and Personal Rating will then rise or drop accordingly.

In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the situation and make further adjustments if necessary.

Make-A-Wish® Charity Pet: Thank You!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Thanks to the epic outpouring of generosity from World of Warcraft players around the world who purchased an Alterac Brew Pup pet, we’ve raised $1 million to benefit Make-A-Wish in their continuing efforts to grant the wishes of children throughout the world with life-threatening medical conditions.

Last November, we announced that 50% of the Alterac Brew Pup’s $10 purchase price would be donated to Make-A-Wish, and the WoW community rushed in to lend their support. Thanks again for helping to make a difference in the lives of children.

Learn more about Make-A-Wish America at wish.org and Make-A-Wish International at worldwish.org.

EU Connected Realms Update - 28/03
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The following realms are due to be connected next week:

English Realms
  • (PvP) Shattered Hand and Kor’gall/Bloodfeather/Executus/Burning Steppes
  • (PvE) Aggramar and Hellscream

French Realms
  • (PvP) Illidan and Naxxramas/Arathi/Temple Noir

German Realms
  • (PvE) Ulduar and Gilneas

The following realms are scheduled to be connected after the realms above:

English Realms
  • (RP) Darkmoon Faire and Earthen Ring

German Realms

  • (PvE) Rexxar and Alleria

Hello, can you please answer one question? Are you done with our group Darksorrow/Genjuros/Neptulon or you are planning to add more realms?
Yes we're done with that group for now.

Was wondering if the Darkmoon Faire/Earthen Ring connection means we will have a 2 way and a 3 way connection of the smaller 5 RP realms (as opposed to the 5 way most were expecting).
Still waiting to see how things pan out, but we're not currently planning to add more realms to the Darkmoon Faire/Earthen Ring connection.

Ok, I have to ask because the wait is driving me crazy; Will Steamwheedle Cartel ever get connected?
Current plans are to connect it, yes. But as I always stress, nothing is set in stone; we have to carefully analyse how things go as we proceed

Thats a shame really.. I seen server be merged into fives.. that would help the 5 minor Role Play servers if they became one. Seems a lot are hoping for this to happen.
Connecting all five of the EN RP realms would result in mild queues at quiet times for players on those realms, and hours of waiting to log on at busy times

Would it really be the case if all except AD were connected, it'd make queues? I always thought all except AD were suffering in a minor way.
You're right, apologies, I edited my post to clarify I was talking about the low/medium population realms. Argent Dawn often has queues by itself so it won't be connected to any others. But yeah as I said, the others aren't as small as, say, some of the PvP ones we've been connecting.

US Connected Realms - Update 3/28
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Future Connections
We will be connecting the realms listed below on Thursday, April 3 during a scheduled maintenance beginning at 5 a.m. PDT through approximately 1:00 p.m. PDT. Once maintenance is finished, these realm connections will be complete.

  • Borean Tundra and Shadowsong
  • Dath'Remar and Khaz'goroth

We will be connecting the realms listed below on Thursday, April 10 during a scheduled maintenance beginning at 5 a.m. PDT through approximately 1:00 p.m. PDT. Once maintenance is finished, these realm connections will be complete.

  • Drenden and Arathor
  • Nagrand and Caelestrasz

We do not have a date for the following realm connections, but will update this post when we do.

  • Blackwater Raiders and Shadow Council

Postponed Until a Future Time

  • Alterac Mountains and Balnazzar/Gorgonnash/The Forgotten Coast/ Warsong
  • Elune and Gilneas
  • Sisters of Elune and Cenarion Circle

*Plans for these connections may change at any time, but we’ll provide additional updates on specific dates for future connections here as we can. Please note that as a part of the connection process realm times may change to match each other.

New World of Warcraft Short Story: The Untamed Valley
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In Pandaria’s Valley of the Four Winds, modest farmers have worked the land for generations. They are the true backbone of Pandaren society, feeding an empire with an honest day’s work...scant preparation for war.

Though Garrosh Hellscream has been defeated, the flames of his hatred still rage in the hearts of his followers. When the worst of these descend on Pandaria, closely followed by Alliance heroes Maraad and Lyalia, the humble Tillers find their farms transformed into battlefields.
The Tillers are committed to their homes and the earth they cultivate, but will they give up their lives to protect them? Worse, will they give up their lives for nothing?


The answer is in the 7th Pandaria faction story, “The Untamed Valley,” written by Robert Brooks. It’s available now on the Destination: Pandaria site as a free download. Enjoy!
This article was originally published in forum thread: WoD - Hydra Pets, Niuzao Temple Hotfix, WoD PvP Blog, Connected Realms Update, Story started by chaud View original post
Comments 71 Comments
  1. Blorgorize's Avatar
    Finally, now I don't have to drudge around that silly ghost Hydra anymore. Hopefully this announcement for Hydra pets isn't withdrawn like Cata's was.
  1. eggs's Avatar
    Aww yes, that sweet rare hydra in the barrens will be mine!
  1. Mepeteatu's Avatar
    Hydras?

    Hydras!

    *foams at mouth*
  1. Solzan Nemesis's Avatar
    Yes....yes.....yes..! I been waiting so long for this new..... OO.
  1. Brocksley's Avatar
    Won't matter if I can tame them. I will be dumping the whole lot of them with the new With or Without You talent!
  1. Volitar's Avatar
    I swear if they only give them to BM..HELL TO PAY.
  1. bluekami's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Skeppio View Post
    I tamed both the ghost hydra and the slime in WotLK, but due to the tiny stable slots I gave up the hydra, thinking "Hydras will be tameable someday, but the slime is once-in-a-lifetime". I'm glad to see I made the right choice (<3 my slime pet).
    You know I did this too back in mid-WOTLK.. but sometime in late Cata I wished I had him back since we had more stable slots. I asked a GM (didn't remember what I named it either) and he actually found it and restored it to me.
  1. egeszsegere's Avatar
    go tame megaera!
  1. Klaxxar's Avatar
    Would this mean we can finally get the Azeroth Hydras and the Outland ones s tameable?
  1. Lone Survivor's Avatar
    Fuck yea! finally! Can't wait to have myself a hydra!!!
  1. Getreuer's Avatar
    As a gnome that can't be good news.
  1. odinwalder's Avatar
    I'd Rather be able to tame a Stag personally. Or have a larger pet model for Tenacity spec
  1. Helryx's Avatar
    Aw man, now I only have the slime on my hunter to make it a special snowflake.
  1. Azrile's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pacster View Post
    So they sold about 200k of those brewfest puppies. 2 million $ for something that likely 2 people produce in 2 days at Blizz...and you wonder why they bring one pet/ride after the other to the pet shop? That's close to printing money right away....
    it really is amazing when you think about it. I would guess most MMOs have not made that much all year.

    Blizzard really has created a ´must capture´ mentality for the pets similar to the stuffed bears back in the 80s. I have collected every pet in game, have all the TCG one (bought ingame with gold) as well as all the cash-shop pets ( also bought with ingame gold)... and I even have a couple of collector edition pets from some of the WOW expansions. With all that, there are still a thousand people with more pets than me just listed on a website where you need to voluntarily sign up!

    Of course Blizzard has to contain themselves, and they have been releasing cash-shop pets slowly enough so it isn´t annoying.. I also don´t know how much work that goes into it, but I can´t imagine it would take a person more than a week to do one, especially since almost all of them are based off different models.
  1. Teebone's Avatar
    Aww, I know hydras were asked for for years, but I was really hoping for pterrodax's and dimetrodons for an all-dino rush =(
  1. Araxu's Avatar
    *Happy squeal* HYRDRAS!!! Thankyouthankyouthankyou! Time to go visit Petopia again and look around. x3 Well, it looks like that hydra at the Faire won't be called 'The Untameable' anymore hahah!
  1. Darkvoltinx's Avatar
    finally my sever is being connected, well my horde server is(NA shadow council)
    still see nothing about my alliance sever(NA grizzly hills)

    grats to make a wish.
  1. |Dexter|'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Blorgorize View Post
    Finally, now I don't have to drudge around that silly ghost Hydra anymore. Hopefully this announcement for Hydra pets isn't withdrawn like Cata's was.
    It's much better Blorgorize it's a new CASH shop item custom hunter pets!!!
  1. Dhryke's Avatar
    Clever troll with the hydra. Lets see a screenshot in a town with names turned on? Anyone can go stand next to one and snap a picture.
  1. Writkeeper's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sageofthe10paths View Post
    I've had a Hydra pet, it was a bug where you could get a hydra or a slime. It's not really knew since the bug has been around since Wrath... Yeah, no hype at all... /yawn!
    Aren't you just a special snowflake?

    Anyway, I'm excited.

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