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. nyc81991's Avatar
    Yes! More real $ shop stuff! I'm so happy I might actually come back to BFA from Classic! /s
  1. iosdeveloper's Avatar
    Save the bees!
    Love that blizzard try to bring attention to bee extinction.
    no bees = no weed = no love
  1. Tiwack's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nozuka View Post
    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.
    It's the usual hoarding phenomena, people love to build shrines to themselves for obvious purposes, this along with the gambling aspect makes us easy to manipulate or capitalize on our desires. On the individual level what we do with our time is the crux of whether this is good or bad. It can come down to where we're headed together as well I suppose.
  1. Nixiuz's Avatar
    How very pretty WoW looks these days.
  1. ornichi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    Last time I checked goats elf’s dwarfs and gnomes are not humans.
    Then you should check again, because those are basically humans with hoofs and horns, humans with long ears, bearded humans and midget humans.
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ornichi View Post
    Then you should check again, because those are basically humans with hoofs and horns, humans with long ears, bearded humans and midget humans.
    So is the horde green humans blue humans undead humans short green and humans with long ears?

    Is the only non human race cows and pandas?
  1. justandulas's Avatar
    Were all the mini holidays put in for eventual MTX? starting to feel that way
  1. Azerate's Avatar
    All the tears about the Bee. I don't see why it wouldn't be usable by horde, if Kutafon and Torcali are usable by Alliance.

    Quote Originally Posted by justandulas View Post
    Were all the mini holidays put in for eventual MTX? starting to feel that way
    How dare they discount stuff...
  1. damonskye's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Archibalde View Post
    My 2000 wolves and 1000 pterrodax recolors say hi too. Not that you'd ever care, though...
    You're correct, I DON'T care, not in the slightest... because this is a stupid, silly argument.

    The only thing preventing a Horde-only player from getting a bee mount is rolling an Alliance character. And since I'd bet that over 99% of the player base has at least one character from the opposing faction -- ESPECIALLY during BFA, where there is a completely separate and distinctive leveling storyline and experience on the other side -- then this becomes a non-issue, except for the select few who remain stubborn.

    If being stubbornly Horde-only is a thing for you, then you can live without a bee mount. Life will go on.
  1. Yarathir'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.
    I guess Blizzard just thought that bees don't fit the Horde's faction aesthetic. Apparently, they're too edgy for it.
  1. Sencha's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nozuka View Post
    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.
    Same here. I don't understand. Seems like WoW is now all about collecting stuff just for the sake of filling collection tabs.
  1. Dilbon's Avatar
    All that matter are achievements, cosmetics and collections. Gear gets replaced sooner or later.
  1. Sencha's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dilbon View Post
    All that matter are achievements, cosmetics and collections. Gear gets replaced sooner or later.
    Why do they matter?
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by justandulas View Post
    Were all the mini holidays put in for eventual MTX? starting to feel that way
    Pirate day was added in tbc before MTX were even really a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarathir View Post
    I guess Blizzard just thought that bees don't fit the Horde's faction aesthetic. Apparently, they're too edgy for it.
    Well surly then need an angry looking wasp mount then!
  1. Yarathir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    Well surly then need an angry looking wasp mount then!
    With extra spikes.
  1. Justpassing's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yarathir View Post
    With extra spikes.
    You can never have enough spikes!
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by yarathir View Post
    with extra spikes.
    all the spikes!
  1. Chromell'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.
    You do realize that the problem with horses is for the whole Alliance, not just Humans and Kul Tirans, right?
  1. bullseyed's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kaid View Post
    I am sorry I can't hear your complaints over the sound of all the horses the alliance has gotten stuck with this expansion for faction mounts.
    As if the horde hasn't gotten multiple pterodactyls that are just as boring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by det View Post
    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
    The store mounts are generally boring and ugly. They are less of a problem than blizzcon specific mounts and trading card game mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nozuka View Post
    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.
    The vast majority of the mounts in the game are ugly and dumb. People like things that are new and not ugly.

    The biggest problem with mounts these days are they are too easy to get. There is a grind that takes X days to get them and on X+1 day half the people you see are using that new mount they were excited to get... but when everyone else has it too it isn't special and then it becomes boring.

    We need more mounts like the War Bear where you can only get it if you're in the top Y% of the population and it looks cool enough to use regularly.

    Yes, I know we have the Mechagon mount and mythic raid mounts. I'm just asking for a few more. Maybe even themed ones per dungeon.
  1. slime's Avatar
    Back onto the subject,....
    Based on that first line of the description, do you think that we will need the bee pet so you can get led to this new Queen?

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