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Warlords of Draenor - Stormwind Repairs
It looks like progress on the Stormwind repairs may be made during Warlords of Draenor!



Warlords of Draenor Alpha - Reagent Bank
Warlords of Draenor will add another tab to your regular bank with 98 slots to store profession reagents. Keep in mind that profession reagents will now form much larger stacks, with many stacking to 200.



Warlords of Draenor Alpha - Void Storage Size Increase
Warlords of Draenor also increases the size of Void Storage, adding a second tab with the same number of slots as the first.



Warlords of Draenor Alpha - Garrison Blueprint Prices
If you choose to avoid questing or other activities that reward blueprints for your garrison while leveling, you can still purchase blueprints for the buildings at level 100.

Currently every building's blueprint costs 5,000 gold, with the exception of the stables, which cost 1,000 gold. Keep in mind that this is early alpha, so prices can and will likely change before release.



Warlords of Draenor Alpha - New Quests
Several new quests were added in the latest build, many of them being tracking quests or quests for rare spawns and treasure found in the world.

We have listed the others below, but you can find the full list of new quests on the WoWDB Beta site and our original Warlords quest preview here.

Level Name Objective Zone
The Rise of Aku'maiKill Aku'mai the Devourer
Looking For HelpFind a local fisherman that can help our cause.
Blingtron 5000
Daily
100Darkmoon Iron DeckReturn the Iron Deck to the Darkmoon Faire when it comes to town.
100Darkmoon Moon DeckReturn the Moon Deck to the Darkmoon Faire when it comes to town.
100Darkmoon Visions DeckReturn the Visions Deck to the Darkmoon Faire when it comes to town.
100Darkmoon War DeckReturn the War Deck to the Darkmoon Faire when it comes to town.
Fire Ammonite
Daily
Mak'jin wants you to collect 10 Fire Ammonite Eggs from Frostfire Ridge.
90Avenge and ReclaimSlay Kadar's killer and retrieve the book.
90Breakers Invasion!Speak with Legionaire Grimjaw in your garrison.
90Starting a Work OrderGive the alchemist's assistant enough Blackrock Ore and Frostweed to start your first Alchemy Lab work order.
90The Mysterious FlaskSpeak to the Lo'nash at your garrison.
90The AlchemistFind Kadar.
90The ApprenticeRescue Ang'kra.
90Honor and RememberGather Frostweed and Fireweed seeds.
90What We NeedCollect 10 Drudgeboat Salvage.
90What We GotHave Skaggit get the peons working, collect Lady Sena's Stash of Stone, find and learn Gazlowe's missing blueprints.
90We Require More MaterialsGather 50 Materials.
90We Need An ArmySpeak with High Overlord Saurfang.
91The Ogron Live?Slay Groog.
90Mission ProbableUse the Command Table to send Olin Umberhide on a mission.
25The Rise of Aku'maiKill Aku'mai the Devourer Blackfathom Deeps
Cordana Summon Talador
92SlumberbloomUse rocks to destroy the slumberblooms Shadowmoon Valley
92Oath of Shadow Hunter Rala Frostfire Ridge
92Mulverick's Offer of Service Frostfire Ridge
92We Be Needin' SuppliesSpeak with Shadow Hunter Rala at Darkspear's Edge in Frostfire Ridge. Frostfire Ridge
90The Land ProvidesCollect 30 Frozen Plant Matter. Frostfire Ridge
92The Dark Lady's Gift Frostfire Ridge
91The Bounty of BladespireTake your share of the plunder for Durotan's chest. Frostfire Ridge
90The Den of SkogKill Skog. Frostfire Ridge
90The Den of SkogKill Skog. Frostfire Ridge
94It's a Matter of StrategySpeak to Hol'wud to secure a flight to Talador. Frostfire Ridge
93Basic SkulltakingTake the skulls from 5 dead Skulltakers. Gorgrond
93Skulltaker's RevengeKill 10 Fungal Lurchers. Gorgrond
93Mysterious PodBring the Glowing Red Pod to Grulkor at Red Zangar in Gorgrond. Gorgrond
93Rangari StationFollow the Broken Road to Rangari Station. Gorgrond
93The Fara FaucetSlay 6 Seed Sentries. Gorgrond
96Krikka and Vakora Tracking Spires of Arak
100Bonus Objective: Cleaning Out the Pale The Forgotten Caves


World of Warcraft 10th Anniversary Reward
Hogs will be one of the 10th Anniversary rewards this year. Right now it uses a smaller version of Hogger's model.



Warlords of Draenor Alpha - New Items
Some new items were added to the database today, including the gear from Frostfire Ridge and some other items listed below.

Level Type Slot Name
100Book A Treatise on Mining in Draenor
100Book A Compendium of the Herbs of Draenor
100Book A Guide to Skinning in Draenor
100Book Fishing Guide to Draenor
100Alchemy Recipe A Treatise on the Alchemy of Draenor [TEMP]
10ClothHead Magic Bunny Hat
10ClothWrists Lasso Bracers, Powerup
10ClothWrists Lasso Bracers, Humanoid
1Consumable Dance Hat


Warlords of Draenor Alpha - Stat Squish Status
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Those in our Alpha will immediately notice that the stats on your gear, as well as your base health, have been scaled down as part of our broad "stat squish" that we have previously discussed.

All content in Draenor is currently suited to these new values, and Siege of Orgrimmar has actually been converted to use the new raid structure (since I know that the absolute first thing everyone will want to do upon getting access to our Alpha is to go run Siege). But if you find yourself in any other locations in the old world, beware that while creature health and melee damage has been "squished," the damage values of their abilities/spells has not yet been. So a yaungol's Fireball that used to hit you for 50,000 still hits you for 50,000. (But you of course have far less health now.)

We're making sure that we're completely happy with the state of numbers before taking the final step of locking in those values for all old content, since it's a lot of data to touch. So in the meantime, if you decide to do something like visit Timeless Isle, or Throne of Thunder, or other pre-Warlords content, it will not go well for you. But please don't be alarmed or concerned that you'll be unable to do older content as a result of the squish. The current state of affairs is temporary, and we'll let you know once Azeroth has been fully updated to reflect the new stat values.

Azeroth Choppers Vote
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
I saw enough people--and it's been my task to develop and watch much of the social support surrounding Choppers--saying they play Alliance but would be voting for the Horde bike. It wasn't a negligible amount, either. Probably a good indicator that this wasn't just a "vote for your faction" situation for everyone, and enough people voted for the bike they just liked the looks of better to make a difference.

I think it would have been cool to have people pick which faction they play for, as well as which bike they like better, so we could see what that data breakdown is, but that just wasn't the purpose or scope of the project.

I have never, ever seen a more one-sided poll in my life. This is obviously fabricated.
If it were fabricated it would have been much closer, as there could have been some drama built up over a close proximity of voting percentages. Having such a one-sided result left us with a less exciting way to present a result. So, no, it being so one-sided was decidedly less than ideal. But hey, that's the risk you run with a popular vote.

The goal was to have the community vote for which bike should be in-game, and that's what happened.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Warlords of Draenor Professions and Character Boosts
With the 90 boosts we want to ensure getting professions to a point where they're usable by your character supports where you want to be in the game, and doesn't require things like going back to low level zones to farm materials for crafting. Of course if your character is above level 60 when you boost you get the bonus of fully leveled primary professions. If you aren't 60 when you boost, we want to ensure professions are fairly painless to get up to a level where they're useful for your newly boosted 90 (or even if you just never bothered leveling them before). In Warlords, Herbalism and Mining will be changing to a fishing-like structure, where skill ups can be obtained from any nodes, and only the result of what you get is based on skill level. Materials to level up crafting can be obtained wholly within the newest content (Warlords) with catch up recipes like Cooking saw in Mists, and potentially additional paths to allow players to avoid having to go back to old content, if they wish.

From the Warlords of Draenor Alpha patch notes:

  • Herbalists can now harvest herbs throughout the game world without hard skill requirements. The yield an Herbalist will be able to harvest from each node is now determined by skill level.
  • Miners can now harvest mineral nodes in outdoor areas of the game world without hard skill requirements. The yield a Miner will be able to harvest from each node is now determined by skill level.

Why is skinning never included in these skill-up bonuses? Skinning is the only one where I seem to always find myself going back to lower level areas committing genocide and taking mobs away from lowbies to level it because I need the skill.

Was it an abuse issue or something? You'd think it would be more abusive to have to clear vastly lower level areas for skins, right? Leatherworking could use some serious love too...

The way skinning loot tables work makes it a very different situation than the other gathering professions, and so it's a technical limitation that keeps us from being able to easily base the result off of skill level. I know it is a desire to resolve that limitation, but it of course requires engineering work, and I'm not sure when that's expected to be completed. It could be something fairly complex, I'm not sure. I'll follow up. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Experience in Groups While Leveling
half xp, but you do slaughter mobs much quicker in a group[/i]
Right, the intent is of course to compensate for the fact that you'll actually kill mobs more than X times quicker (where X is the number of people in the party) due to not only increased damage, but increase in breadth of abilities being available from multiple characters. You're able to be more efficient, which means quests are completed faster, and quest XP is generally where the majority of your experience is coming from. You're going to be leveling faster than you would alone as long as your efficiency keeps pace with each additional party member added. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Hunter (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Any chance we ever see a ranged attacking hunter pet? I feel hydras would be the best for it. Pathing issues makes more appealing.
Would love to do these, need to talk to class guys about balance. (Muffinus)

Update: Rylaks now tameable (exotic). Hook wasps have joined the wasp family. Still no unicorns. (Muffinus)
Can we get a hint as to what a Rylak is? Is it a new creature we've never seen from datamining, or an older creature we had?
Iron Skyreaver is a Rylak. (Muffinus)

PvP
is PVP gear going to exactly match pve? or different model sets? different colours?
Same models. Mostly likely different colors. (holinka)

Hi unsure of this has been asked/answered, but will PvP gear change with spec as PvE gear will in WoD? This would be amazing.
yes it will! (holinka)

Garrisons
I'm liking the idea of having the garrison outposts in zones - kind of a home away from home away from home!
That's the idea! You will be able to do some basic garrison functions from the outposts too, like missions! (Source)
How big will the Outposts be?
They are good sized quest hubs.
Will some of your followers be found at the outposts?
We are contemplating that for sure.
Will we have to micromanage the remaining outposts that we establish as well, or will they be of a more passive nature?
The outposts are passive. You can choose to interact with missions there as a bonus while you are in that zone. (Source)

so if armory is an artillery strike what does a mage tower grant?
The current design on the Mage Tower is that you summon a Guardian Orb help you in combat. (Source)

for the workshop in gorgrond can i pick my champion? Like a champion of the alliance?
It actually summons a random champion from a pool each time. All have unique effects. (Source)

What does the arena do for you?
New missions and bonuses and specs to improve the gorgrond ability and follower upgrades. (Source)

Let's say I build a sparring arena in Gorgrond and a Lumber mill in my SMV garrison. Will I get both perks in Gorgrond or only one?
You would not be able to do that since your choice in Gorgrond rewards the corresponding building plan for your garrison.
I mean at max level and I build a lumber mill in my garrison, but a sparring arena in Gorgrond.
You will get the bonus you chose in that zone. In this case, you would have access to the Sparring Arena bonus in Gorgrond. (Source)

Wasn't it said that you could get the plan you didn't choose via other means?
It mentioned you can buy the other at 100, but I think it's only for the Garrison. Would love clarification.

For the garrison, yes. The outpost is currently a one-time decision. (Source)

Breeding pets is no longer a planned feature, right? Is the stable only used to house pets and trainers now?
Its the Menagerie now, and yes, no breeding. It will offer some very cool pet battles bonuses though! (Source)

I hope there will be things you can place in your Garrison that you can get in various ways. Boss drops, lootable rare objects
Monuments are currently planned to unlock via achievements. Buildings and followers come from MANY sources. Keep in mind, the focus of the garrison is gameplay. Customization is very cool, but not the main draw.(Source)

Are you still considering allowing us to move the Garrisons to another zone at max level, or is that now completely scrapped?
No plans for that at launch, could always happen in the future though. (Source)

Reading part 1 of the Garrison blog it seems like you can't opt out without it drastically hurting your experience.
What in particular gave you that reaction? (WatcherDev)
raise an army capable of toppling the Iron Horde, and the Garrison is integral to that experience
That's accurate in terms of the story though. Your mission in Draenor is to build a base and rally an army against the Iron Horde. (WatcherDev)
If you just want to run dungeons or do BGs or whatever else and then raid/PvP/etc. at 100, though, you can absolutely do that. (WatcherDev)

I think I asked this before, but how do garrisons events works. is there conditions to trigger an event or gain new enemies?
Yep, various conditions, not quite ready to talk about them yet. Ideally, it feels like a response to YOUR actions in Draenor. (Muffinus)

You guys may have answered this elsewhere but will garrisons have their own banks?
You can access your bank from the Storehouse, or one of the Stables specializations. (Muffinus)

Patch 5.4.8 Hotfixes - June 4
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Queuing for a non-random Normal Scenario now awards 30 Justice Points on completion (down from 70 Justice Points).

Blue Tracker Updated
The Blue Post Tracker is now tracking the Warlords of Draenor Alpha forums!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Stormwind Repairs, Reagent Bank, Blueprint Prices, New Quests and Items, Hogger Pet started by chaud View original post
Comments 114 Comments
  1. aeuhe4yxzhds's Avatar
    That Reagent Bank appears stupid as shit. No sorting? Herbs should be automatically be put into a tab for herbs or even a tab for each type of herbs, same with ore and other shit. One big bank? No thats dumb as shit, just like how it works now but iwht decent people in the guild they deposit the right materials in the right tab.

    I do hope they allso make it so you dont have to withdraw them to craft
  1. Soeroah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karei View Post
    Reagent bank slot... Hmm, where have I seen that before... Oh wait, Guild Wars 2.

    Either way, a very nice addition imo. more place in my normal bank. Now all that is missing is a Tabard storage
    Why does it matter if another MMO did it first? It's finally going to improve WoW. Nothing wrong with a company taking ideas from competitors, they do it all the time, unless they try to make it sound innovative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aeuhe4yxzhds View Post
    That Reagent Bank appears stupid as shit. No sorting? Herbs should be automatically be put into a tab for herbs or even a tab for each type of herbs, same with ore and other shit. One big bank? No thats dumb as shit, just like how it works now but iwht decent people in the guild they deposit the right materials in the right tab.

    I do hope they allso make it so you dont have to withdraw them to craft
    Doesn't matter what people in your guild do, it's a character based bank. Personal. It's confirmed that you can craft with materials from your bank without needing to withdraw in WoD.
  1. Zoaric's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aeuhe4yxzhds View Post
    I do hope they allso make it so you dont have to withdraw them to craft
    They've already said this is the case.
  1. Zelbert's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ayperos View Post
    Nice to finally get a pet again for the anniversaries, about time.

    Also am laughing that Stormwind will get repaired, yet Silvermoon still lays in ruin with no repair in sight.
    It's already good as it is. You can't see the broken parts anyway.
  1. NigelGurney's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pool of the Dead View Post
    What? They've always been called reagents since the game came out.
    No, they haven't. Reagents referred to items required to cast a spell.
  1. Mellrod's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aeuhe4yxzhds View Post
    That Reagent Bank appears stupid as shit. No sorting? Herbs should be automatically be put into a tab for herbs or even a tab for each type of herbs, same with ore and other shit. One big bank? No thats dumb as shit, just like how it works now but iwht decent people in the guild they deposit the right materials in the right tab.

    I do hope they all so make it so you dont have to withdraw them to craft
    1. It's Alpha/Beta. Everything is a rough draft.
    2. It's no different than Void Storage.
    3. Nothing is stopping you from sorting it yourself.


    Nice to finally get a pet again for the anniversaries, about time.

    Also am laughing that Stormwind will get repaired, yet Silvermoon still lays in ruin with no repair in sight.
    Silvermoon is a cardboard cut-out. There's no point and as said in other threads, blizzard would have to remodel not just the city, but entire zone as well as Quel'Danas since the damage stretches out there. All that wasted resource for a tiny cosmetic change that is only seen by alts and lowbies who visit those two zones to begin with.
  1. Pool of the Dead's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NigelGurney View Post
    No, they haven't. Reagents referred to items required to cast a spell.
    Myself and most of the people I've played with since Vanilla have referred to Crafting materials as both "Crafting Mats" and "Crafting Reagents" since 2005.

    but yes, I'm sure you know exactly what everyone calls things
  1. CodyHoops's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryme View Post
    10 year anniversary is a scaled down gnoll? I really thought they'd have some pride in their work and go all out.
    Hogger is a well-respected joke within the WoW community (even though "well-respected joke" may be an oxymoron). I must say, I'm pretty excited about it after the crappy copy and paste buff we got the last few years.
    I've always had a soft spot for Hogger jokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveZombie View Post
    For perspective, that reagent tab is equivalent to 35x Royal Satchels' worth of storage (with today's stacking system of 20).
    Try complaining about that, WoW community.
    Pfft, wait until people start complaining saying "THIS GAME IS GETTING TOO EASY, I DON'T WANT BAGSPACE!"
  1. Brazorf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Victorious9876 View Post
    Wildstar launched with a whole seperate bag for any and all crafting materials and all of a sudden bam! Blizzard announces it a week later
    And GW2 had it before Wildstar. Huuuu companies implement in their games good concepts seen in other games. Shocking AND new, totally never been going on since forever.
  1. CodyHoops's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Naztrak View Post
    So PvP gear will use PvE models. Lowering standards each xpac, eh.
    It's amazing when people look for something horrible in a million good things...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thilicen View Post
    How does that make it ok now, after 3 expansions with separate models?
    People were happy with it in BC, it only makes sense to try it again after it pleased people before.
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveZombie View Post
    Implying that the art team is responsible for that because Blizzard just throws people at stuff, I guess?


    And i said art team where? Never knew they did the coding for the game too. That has to be the most talented blizzard team they have.
  1. Yig's Avatar
    Stormwind would look incredible if they integrate the new Garrison assets where they apply, hell they replace all the old world Alliance bases with those genetic buildings before you level them up but with the added model definition and texture work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naztrak View Post
    So PvP gear will use PvE models. Lowering standards each xpac, eh.
    Craftable PVP gear has been doing this for,... every expansion.
  1. SteveZombie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by furydeath View Post
    And i said art team where? Never knew they did the coding for the game too. That has to be the most talented blizzard team they have.
    "but i guess they need to work on other cash shop items first".
    That is where you referred to the art team.
  1. Diggasson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Soeroah View Post
    200?! I thought it was 100!

    Good thing I hoarded all my materials while I waited anyway...but damn, getting twice as much of the materials I don't have is going to take a while.
    Why are you hoarding materials?

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