Stormsong Valley’s Newest Hive is the Bee’s Knees
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Stormsong Valley’s beekeepers report that a buzzare pheromenon is about to take place in the region.

Swarm Stormsong Valley
In the next few weeks, savvy insect enthusiasts will be able to uncover the secrets of a new hive in the mountains of Stormsong Valley. Perhaps a small companion will be able to show you the way . . .

Long Live the Queen
Alliance players can work with Barry the Beekeeper to locate Stormsong Valley’s newest hive and court the favor of the Hivemother in order to purchase bee-themed items and earn a new bumble bee mount, the Honeyback Harvester.



While most Harvesters dream only of honey and flowers, this adventurous specimen looks to the wide world beyond Stormsong Valley.

The Butterfly Effect
Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee with these new battle pets.

Papi: Legend has it that these purple butterflies came from a place called Devil’s Island.
Drop: Fresh Jelly Deposit in Stormsong Valley.

Sunsoaked Flitter: The wings of this butterfly start off with no distinct color, but slowly change to yellow as they spend time in the sunlight.
Drop: Fresh Jelly Deposit in Stormsong Valley.

Crimson Skipper: This butterfly is stained red from the blood of its enemies.
Drop: Honey Smasher.



Both Horde and Alliance players can add these beauties to their bug collection!

Land of Milkweed and Honey
As you work toward earning the Hivemother’s favor, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for hidden treasures.

Praise the Sun
If you see a ray of light, follow it—at the other end you may encounter some beeing that could use your assistance. Helpful heroes will be granted sweet rewards including the Glyph of Dire Bees which can be looted by Hunters from both factions.


Pest Patrol
New creatures have swarmed the area. Squash them for a chance to collect unique loot.

Head over to Stormsong Valley in the next couple of weeks to discover what lies in store for you!

Pirate's Day Blizzard Sale
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Prepare for International Talk Like a Pirate Day and Save 50% Today
Don’t miss out on a steal of a deal just in time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day. For a limited time, you can get 50% off* the regular price of the Dreadwake mount and Cap’n Crackers pet.**

Set Sail on the Dreadwake Mount
True to nautical tradition, the Dreadwake pirate ship mount has a unique figurehead inspired by an unknown kraken-faced god of the deeps


Get yours now from the Blizzard Shop and in-game shop.

Adopt Cap’n Crackers
This plucky feathered friend is just the companion you need on your swashbuckling adventures through Kul Tiras, Zandalar, and beyond. Adopt yours today from the Blizzard Shop and in-game shop!



Sail the high seas with Cap'n Crackers, the baby parrot, perched on your shoulder.

*Sale ends September 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. PDT.
**Dreadwake Mount and Cap’n Crackers not available in World of Warcraft® Classic.

Pirates Day - September 19th
Pirate's Day is coming to Azeroth tomorrow!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hoist sail and make way for Booty Bay because Pirate’s Day begins September 19!

Bring Your Sea Shanty to Booty Bay
Pirates have taken over the goblin town of Booty Bay and Captain DeMeza is recruiting any scurvy dog she can into her buccaneer ranks. Visit her or her henchmen in the capital cities if the pirate’s life is for you!

Feeling out of place in Booty Bay without a proper costume? Don’t worry. /Dance one little jig with the Dread Captain DeMeza and she’ll be impressed enough to press you into her crew and outfit you properly. If you get attached to your new look, you can do the quest You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat! Succeed, and you’ll get an Emergency Pirate Outfit (or five) for when Pirate’s Day is but a distant memory and your inner pirate is clawing to get out.

What good is a pirate without an avian companion on their shoulder? Captain DeMeza (for the exchange of a few shiny coins) can help you call forth a temporary companion named Petey to take with you wherever you sail.

From time to time the captain will shout for a brave party to take on a terror of the deeps–an elite shark known as Ol’Eary. Make sure you have a hearty crew with you or you could become just so much chum in the waters of the bay.

Join the Beach Party


Once you and your crew have helped the captain handle Ol’Eary, you can celebrate with the crew at a little beach party just south of Booty Bay. Those with the Feat of Strength "Advast Ye, Admiral" can also purchase a toy from Edward Techt–the Jolly Roger to show off their dedication to the cause.

If you’re really feeling generous, you can also purchase a Big Bag of Booty from Captain DeMeza and spread the wealth around to all your pirate pals in a burst of glittery glory.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Blizzard Bee Mount Preview, Pirate's Day Sale started by Stoy View original post
Comments 67 Comments
  1. lichbane's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Malrune View Post
    Alliance bringing up their horses, like clockwork.
    Imagine choosing the play the blandest, most generic cookie-cutter human races in a fantasy game with tons of unique and novel options and then being mad that said humans ride generic horses.
    All my non-humans disagree with you.
  1. Asotcha's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeula View Post
    Alliance whining about getting horses. Jesus. I’d love to get horses over all these fucking goofy dinosaurs. Horses and Gryohons are my favourite mounts.

    Either way, doesn’t change the fact that Alliance characters now get a +1 to their mount count that Horde don’t get. I’d happily have a Horde horse as our equivalent, I’d use it a lot more than a bee.
    I know its not the same, but since you like horses--theres a horse you guys can get from a rare in Arathi Highlands when you have control of the warfront, and I also think theres a horse with horde armor you guys can get from leveling an alliance toon and doing the war campaign on it. That 'two sides for every story' achieve.

    The color for the Arathi horse is actually pretty nice, it kind of reminds me of a clydestale because it has that kind of pattern on its coat, and its mane sweeps over to the side like the unicorns from the Broken Isles.

    Its saddle is kind of goofy looking, but that's not too bad.


    On topic, is it possible that maybe the alliance gets access to one color of the mount during the quest chain, but the other two colorations that were datamined before BFA launched could be accessable by both? Perhaps as drops? We can't really rule that out, and though lots of people mention the bees, no one ever brings up that there were 3 dif colors of them.
  1. phoenixia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Galathir View Post
    If you just need one more reputation till 100 then a current one is 1000 times easier than the likes of Ravenholdt or Steamwheedle (which I have tortured me for several days with).
    The bee reputation will obviously be gated by quests, it will actually be easier to grind steamwheedle or ravenholdt.
  1. Galathir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixia View Post
    The bee reputation will obviously be gated by quests, it will actually be easier to grind steamwheedle or ravenholdt.
    I'd rather do 30 minutes of quests per day for a month than 50 hours of a soulcrushingly monotone grind.
  1. det's Avatar
    Wheee...so far this thread goes unexpected places. People mostly discuss (well, rather flame each other and are salty about) the bee mount and not how store mounts kill(ed) WoW.

    /amazed
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Makes me glad I've kept current with an Alliance alt. Sucks Horde won't be able to use the bee mount; I think my cow would look great riding one.

    Also, the blue post doesn't specify if the Glyph of Dire Bees drops for all hunters or only hunter scribes. Anyone know which case it is?
  1. aeuhe4yxzhds's Avatar
    faction unbalance, lets use even more retared ways to try to get horde to move over
  1. Nnyco's Avatar
    Time to change kua'fon to horde only too then.
  1. Archibalde's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by damonskye View Post
    Also, my 3,000 horses say hi.
    My 2000 wolves and 1000 pterrodax recolors say hi too. Not that you'd ever care, though...
  1. Xemioza's Avatar
    Is there one thing that Blizz did, that you guys didnt moan about?
  1. reacher's Avatar
    This must really sting the Horde players
  1. Khaza-R's Avatar
    QQ Horde

    You got a hyena, a blood swarmer, and a pterodax while the Alliance got a black horse, a white horse, and an off-white horse.
  1. Sharby's Avatar
    I'd say until patch launches it isn't worth acting like it won't be changed (and even then, Blizzard can still change things due to enough backlash.)

    I expect the mount to be made cross-faction at some-point in time, if not then it really isn't that big of a deal given the history of faction mounts.
  1. 3DTyrant's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Khaza-R View Post
    QQ Horde

    You got a hyena, a blood swarmer, and a pterodax while the Alliance got a black horse, a white horse, and an off-white horse.
    Not that I'm agreeing with the QQ about it because I honestly don't care, but just to point out that Alliance can get a hyena, and a blood swarmer mount too, albeit as drops/from the AH, as well as use the Horde quest pterodactyl.
  1. IIamaKing's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Galathir View Post
    I'd rather do 30 minutes of quests per day for a month than 50 hours of a soulcrushingly monotone grind.
    Its the same....the "soul crushing grind" allows the OPTION to do it at a pace that suits you. Time gated by quests means, well, this is the pace, come back tomorrow to keep our DAU and MAU numbers up .
  1. Villager720's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by reacher View Post
    This must really sting the Horde players
    I bee what you did there.
  1. Pheraz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Puddlejumper View Post
    Complaining that the Horde is missing a reputation grind. Gee whiz, I'm sure sad that I don't have more grinding to do. Whatever will I do with my time. This is so unfair. Please, please, Blizz, find a way to insert some more grinding into the game for Horde, because I can't stand that Alliance has more than me.

    [/sarcasm]
    Nothing personal... But blizzard decided to put your race into THE goofy derpy faction in WoW, that's why you get all the goofy and derpy mounts. Even if your race is very beautiful.
  1. Aeula's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tziva View Post
    I don't see it stated anywhere in this news that Horde can't even use it after it is earned, so why is that the assumption? (and so strong of an assumption that we'd get upset over it) Is there more information elsewhere?

    I haven't followed any information on it if they've confirmed elsewhere that Horde can't even use it, but it would make sense if it just functioned like Kaufon.
    It was datamined as such and hasn’t been changed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tenebra View Post
    So you don't even like the bee? Why do you care then?
    Because I need it to count for my main’s mount count for the achievement. Since they have more usable mounts than any of my other characters. I also like to have all my exalted reps on my main.

    Quote Originally Posted by Khaza-R View Post
    QQ Horde

    You got a hyena, a blood swarmer, and a pterodax while the Alliance got a black horse, a white horse, and an off-white horse.
    All of which the Alliance can also get.
  1. Nozuka's Avatar
    Funny how after all these years and 32493932 mounts in their collection - that you can't use all at the same time anyway - people are still going bonkers for new mounts.
    I don't really get it.
  1. Syegfryed's Avatar
    >be alliance
    >say you want equality and justice about mounts
    >complaint the horde get a mount that the alliance can't, but can use fine
    >says its totally fair to get a mount that horde can't get and can't use
    >4Head

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