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The End Game Tournament - Round 2: Day 1

Warlords of Draenor - Stormwind Repairs
It looks like the previously mentioned Stormwind Repairs won't make it in this expansion after all.



Warlords of Draenor - Garrisons: Stables
The Stables takes up a Large plot which can also be used for a Mage Tower / Spirit Lodge, Gnomish Gearworks / Goblin Workshop, Dwarven Bunker / War Mill, or Barracks. Once upgraded to Tier 3, your garrison will have two Large plots available.

Abilities
This building is good for collecting additional mounts, moving faster in Draenor, and gathering faster in Draenor. Some of the mounts that you have marked as favorites will walk around your Stables, allowing you to show them off.

  • Level 1 - Enables the capture and training of special mounts on Draenor. Also allows you remain mounted while interacting with objects in outdoor Draenor zones.
  • Level 2 - You will no longer get dazed by enemies while riding mounts in outdoor Draenor zones.
  • Level 3 - Increases mount speed in Draenor by 20%.


Level 3 Unlock
The Level 3 version of this building is unlocked by completing the Master of Mounts achievement, which requires you to unlock all six mounts that the Stables provides.


Trained Mounts
The Stables allow you to complete a series of quests to collect six different mounts. Initially you must capture a mount, which will open access to other quests that require you to train with it. After a sufficient amount of training has been done, you are ready to learn the mount. These mounts will remain yours to use even if you replace the building with another.

Name Description
Trained Icehoof Summons and dismisses your Trained Icehoof.
Trained Meadowstomper Summons and dismisses your Trained Meadowstomper.
Trained Rocktusk Summons and dismisses your Trained Rocktusk.
Trained Riverwallow Summons and dismisses your Trained Riverwallow.
Trained Silverpelt Summons and dismisses your Trained Silverpelt.
Trained Snarler Summons and dismisses your Trained Snarler.


Achievement Mounts
These mounts are rewarded from the Advanced Husbandry and Stable Master achievements (according to the Mount Journal). The achievements do not list them as a reward currently.

Name Description
Armored Frostboar Summons and dismisses your Armored Frostboar.
Armored Frostwolf Summons and dismisses your Armored Frostwolf.


Achievements

Name Side Points Reward
Intro to Husbandry Complete all of the capture quests at the Stables.
5
Master of Mounts Fully train all six mounts at your Stables.
5
The Stable Master Defeat all mount-in-training targets in Nagrand while carrying the Garn-Tooth Necklace.
Alliance 10
Title Reward: Stable Master <Name>
The Stable Master Defeat all mount-in-training targets in Nagrand while carrying the Garn-Tooth Necklace.
Horde 10
Title Reward: Stable Master


Interface Art



Level 1 Alliance Screenshots


Level 1 Horde Screenshots


Level 2 Alliance Screenshots


Level 2 Horde Screenshots



Blazing Wings and Shapeshift Forms
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
There were some issues with certain cosmetic effects, such as Blazing Wings, attaching to shapeshift forms incorrectly (e.g. backwards, upside-down, etc). We had to disable them temporarily, but we've isolated the issues causing the bug, and should have it fixed for the next major patch. We think a feral Druid with fiery wings is going to look pretty sweet too.

Longer-term, we're working on a way to allow cosmetic toys that completely take over your character (such as Smite's Brass Compass or Krastinov's Bag of Horrors) to work with shapeshift forms as well. I don't have details to share on exactly how that's going to work yet, but we're working on a solution that will allow everyone to enjoy their toys, without hurting gameplay for other players (such as being able to recognize when a Druid is in Cat form and thus unable to be Polymorphed).

Blizzard Activision Q3 2014 Earnings Call
There wasn't much of note in this call, as the subscriber increase was announced before the call.



Warlords of Draenor - Garrisons: Dwarven Bunker / War Mill
Our Dwarven Bunker / War Mill guide has been updated.



Warlords of Draenor - Garrisons: Town Hall
Our Town Hall guide has been updated.



Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
Any chance we could make it so friendly Earthquake doesn't show up or looks different? It's annoying as a melee.
We'll likely hide Earthquake for allies of the caster (hotfix), and work on a chilled-out visual for a later patch. (WatcherDev)

PvP
Where Dota-like games an inspiration for some concepts of ashran? (like respawning at your base to balance the lane push)
It was more based on Alterac Valley (holinka)

World
you said you would maybe revisit it, would you consider moving the horde event to Orgrimmar since its the main capital like SW?
It's a Forsaken holiday, so no. (_DonAdams)

Misc
We added more hardware to the Australian instance server pools this morning. Players there should find themselves on US much less often. (Source)

BlizzCon 2014 Live Raid - Method vs. Midwinter
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The ongoing battle between two raiding behemoths continues! This year’s BlizzCon World of Warcraft Live Raid will once again pit Horde guild Method (EU-Twisting Nether) against Alliance guild Midwinter (US-Sargeras) in a battle for PvE supremacy.

These two teams of exceptionally skilled raiders will be testing their mettle in the unreleased of Warlords of Draenor Raid dungeon Highmaul on Heroic difficulty. What could possibly go wrong?

Each Raid team will have a trio of representatives on stage—and when the battle begins, they’ll need every ounce of your support wherever you’re watching BlizzCon from.

Representing Midwinter on stage will be:
  • Gondlem – Windwalker Monk
  • Slootbag – Protection Paladin
  • Kaowa – Assassination Rogue

Representing Method on stage will be:
  • Blatty – Arcane Mage
  • Rogerbrown – Marksmanship Hunter
  • Treckie – Protection Paladin

World of Warcraft lead game designer Ion “Watcher” Hazzikostas will be joined on stage by community manager Josh “Lore” Allen to provide commentary on the Live Raid.

If you’re attending BlizzCon 2014 in person, join us Saturday morning at 10 a.m. PST in Hall D to witness the epic battle—otherwise, you can tune in to watch the race live from the comfort of your home with the Virtual Ticket.

Curse - The End Game Tournament and Giveaway
Curse is running a WoW Boss Battle Tournament with new lineups every day until Warlords of Draenor release. Along with the tournament they are giving away a SteelSeries mouse and mousepad every day. Be sure to vote every day from noon EST to 10 AM EST on the following day for your chance to win.



Dark Legacy Comics - #464
DLC #464 looks at new facial expressions.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Stormwind Repairs, Stables, Blazing Wings, Updated Garrison Guides, Live Raid, DLC started by chaud View original post
Comments 104 Comments
  1. mmoce9fe1e7ffd's Avatar
    Well, that really stung since I roleplay and SW is pretty much one of the major hub for roleplay, so yeah put two and two together.

    I don't have much to say, I shouldn't get annoyed over pixels but it's been four fucking years. I should probably just stick to raiding casually.
  1. enragedgorilla's Avatar
    Man, Stormwind's Union's must be negotiation something FIERCE to delay progress like this!

    Alliance= Union Shop

    Horde= Non-union.

    SARCASM and such,
  1. Laylriana's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by AgeOldGnomette View Post
    Well, that really stung since I roleplay and SW is pretty much one of the major hub for roleplay so you can imagine why it sucks for me. I don't have much to say, I shouldn't get annoyed over pixels but it's been four fucking years.
    Yes. Would it take too much of their time to at least put up a construction fence alongside the damaged area to keep people from falling into the crater? Even Varian shouldn't be so distracted as to fail his people that way. Did any horde town or city get destroyed in Cata or MoP with the exception of Taurajo, a small village in The Barrens? Alliance has lost Theramore, the Park in SW, Auberdine, and Silverwind Refuge. So, yeah, we will complain about our Capital City not being repaired.
  1. Brightbrown's Avatar
    Best fix for the SW issue is to put an open Auction House in the Shrine!
  1. delus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sassafrass View Post
    I think it's a good thing Stormwind hasn't been repaired yet. Undoubtedly the Stormwind government will screw over the masons again, and we'll be sent in to fix the problem. Again.

    Besides, everyone knows the Horde needs more updates. Thrall's had his third (or fourth?) makeover already!
    Yeah, onyxia would surely take the opportunity to make that happen again.
  1. mmoc994dcc48c2's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by arcaneshot View Post
    Wrong. Orgrimmar hasn't been remodeled any more than Stormwind has. Moving NPCs around isn't the same as rearranging the face of the city.

    And before you get smart about how the front gate was finished, I'd like to point out when Stomrwind "broke" there was a statue missing at the front gates which is now back in place.
    Oh really? So it's the same thing between breaking statue -> putting statue back from old files to remodeling half of the giant gate -> remodelling the entire front gate?
  1. Lunareste's Avatar
    LOL the Alliance butthurt is hilarious.

    "They don't have time to fix Stormwind after Cata, so they should take the time to break Orgrimmar after SoO to make it fair!!!!!!!"
  1. kajeet18's Avatar
    Who gives a fuck about Stormwind getting fixed anyway? That city is fugly.
  1. MikeBogina's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by delus View Post
    Yeah, onyxia would surely take the opportunity to make that happen again.
    Even if she were alive, they're dead... good thing to, the alliance didn't have to pay that bill.
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Oh look Quarter 3 Release 2014 & no one seemed to let us know or care before hand, because we knew the sub numbers before hand. It would be nice if this could happen more often. It kinda proves people only care about the sub numbers to see them drop & not care about the actual quarter itself. I completely forgot it was this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enragedgorilla View Post
    Man, Stormwind's Union's must be negotiation something FIERCE to delay progress like this!

    Alliance= Union Shop

    Horde= Non-union.

    SARCASM and such,
    Siege or Ogrimmar, no damage. Stormwind still not fixed, Those Human Peons are either slow or dam lazy. Dem Orc Peons work fast.
  1. zaphon's Avatar
    As if anyone is surprised. Blizzard has turned into a magician using slight of hand and other tricks to lure us in, then delivering on almost none of it.
  1. Sabi's Avatar
    love threads like these, the hive defending is great from the usual suspects.
  1. Xerra's Avatar
    We could repair stormwind... but it would cost a raid tier.
  1. Hardkorr's Avatar
    I'm legitimately confused by that tweet response to being unable to do a SW fix due to working on dungeons and raids. Blizz said that there are no plans to release dungeons through patches for WoD so that's pretty much said and done. As for raids, there's likely only going to be 1 or two extra tiers for this expansion according to their goals of making shorter yearly expansions. Does this mean that they're busy working on dungeons/raids for the next expansion? Or is he just making a smartass joke of "costing a raid tier" to answer a legitimate concern?
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arbs View Post
    Oh look Quarter 3 Release 2014 & no one seemed to let us know or care before hand, because we knew the sub numbers before hand. It would be nice if this could happen more often. It kinda proves people only care about the sub numbers to see them drop & not care about the actual quarter itself. I completely forgot it was this week.
    That's what I am thinking too that people don't give a rats about the quarterly earnings they only want to see the sub numbers so they can spout off their usual load of hate.. Case of Tall Poppy Syndrome when something or someone is doing well they don't like it and so they try to besmirch, harass, belittle and and down right nasty so as to make their pitiful lives feel more important..
  1. WilbergBreader's Avatar
    LOL the Horde butthurt is hilarious.

    "The Alliance garrisons are better!!! Please Blizzard why do our buildings have to look all tribal and consist of mud huts? Please make the Alliance garrisons look like shit like ours to make it fair!!!"
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hardkorr View Post
    I'm legitimately confused by that tweet response to being unable to do a SW fix due to working on dungeons and raids. Blizz said that there are no plans to release dungeons through patches for WoD so that's pretty much said and done. As for raids, there's likely only going to be 1 or two extra tiers for this expansion according to their goals of making shorter yearly expansions. Does this mean that they're busy working on dungeons/raids for the next expansion? Or is he just making a smartass joke of "costing a raid tier" to answer a legitimate concern?
    When did they say that last I heard that they were going to do the add dungeons through patches bit.. Must of missed that bit from them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilbergBreader View Post
    LOL the Horde butthurt is hilarious.

    "The Alliance garrisons are better!!! Please Blizzard why do our buildings have to look all tribal and consist of mud huts? Please make the Alliance garrisons look like shit like ours to make it fair!!!"
    Is why I am glad that all my toons are Alliance can now house my toons in comfort and not freeze to death.. lol
  1. Hey There Guys its Metro's Avatar
    Shame about stormwind, but no surprise.
    I mentioned this in another thread, but its time people move past old world stuff. The game is all about progression. I understand its the "capital" but you need to look at like a video game and not real life. There is only so much time. Changing stuff that isn't relevant to the expansion is just a waste.
  1. mmocfa2298c846's Avatar
    Seriously.. They don't have time to repair SW.. Not that it's that big of a deal for me as i only play horde, and probably wouldn't care that much anyway.. I just honestly can't help but think that it's really pathetic..

    Does it take that much work to fix it? Also if they knew it would take time to fix it back in cata, why did they add it anyway? To me it was never "awesome" that the last boss of the expansion had destroyed a part of one of the major cities. I even played alliance back then and i wasn't impressed.
  1. Guyviroth's Avatar




    When the hell is SILVERMOON going to get fixed? That place has been a two-part shit hole for eight years now.

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