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
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  1. det's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bullseyed View Post

    The store mounts are generally boring and ugly. They are less of a problem than blizzcon specific mounts and trading card game mounts.
    I do find one of the more expensive mounts ugly, the whatever forged Nightmare...whatever the thing is called that costs 30 Euros. The Dreadwake is actually kinda nice...also glad the spider mount is exclusively in-game for now.

    How any of this is a problem, I never understood...but maybe I just have a tighter control on my spending habits. Also I truly believe that any company should have the right to make you an offer - and that you as a customer should be the one who can refuse it to the point that they go out of business because of their bad choices. Just don't blame the company when thousands of idiots buy the shit they offer.

    If I could not live by that belief, I would go crazy by the amount of crap that is offered and consumed from ...say...fast food places or trash stores.
  1. bullseyed's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by det View Post
    How any of this is a problem, I never understood...
    The problem is Blizzard has incentive to make all the best looking mounts paid store mounts and make the in game mounts look bad to increase sales.

    Like I said, I don't think that has happened (despite having incentive to).

    It did happen in the past, as the Spectral Tiger and the Blizzard Polar Bear + Murloc mounts were the best mounts in the game for a long time.
  1. det's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bullseyed View Post
    The problem is Blizzard has incentive to make all the best looking mounts paid store mounts and make the in game mounts look bad to increase sales.

    Like I said, I don't think that has happened (despite having incentive to).

    It did happen in the past, as the Spectral Tiger and the Blizzard Polar Bear + Murloc mounts were the best mounts in the game for a long time.
    Right...IIRC somebody in this thread said "Not a problem, because all store mounts are ugly" and you claim they are the best...so that is taste right here. I think (as I said earlier) one of the ugliest mount is the most expensive and several mounts are pretty "meh" (though admittedly unique looking)

    Spectral Tiger / Polar Bear I believe are promotion / Blizzcon mounts? Not shop mounts? The murloc mounts I don't recall.

    I can get behind the idea that a company does things to "increase sales" - Jesus...who couldn't? We live and thrive high riding capitalism...so color me shocked - and don't pretend it is a Blizzard only thing..you would be ignoring the world around it and probably couldn't stand your everyday life if you applied that same standard.

    Finally, on a personal note I disagree with "in game mounts look bad" - my mounts that are marked as "favorite" or used extensively all are in-game mounts: Be it the water striders pre-flying or the Yak with the vendors - but beyond that the Sky Golem (on herbalists), the spider mount (always awesome) the Warframe, the Netherwing mounts from TBC, the drake from the emissary cache of Legion...Ashes of Alar, Frostbrood Vanquisher, Ratscallion, and so on...

    But hey...taste and all...sure, the Fey Dragon is nice...but to me there are a TON of great looking in-game mounts...and finally the much anticipated Bee mount is also available in game...and not as one could have expected in the shop.
  1. bullseyed's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by det View Post
    Right...IIRC somebody in this thread said "Not a problem, because all store mounts are ugly" and you claim they are the best...so that is taste right here. I think (as I said earlier) one of the ugliest mount is the most expensive and several mounts are pretty "meh" (though admittedly unique looking)

    Spectral Tiger / Polar Bear I believe are promotion / Blizzcon mounts? Not shop mounts? The murloc mounts I don't recall.
    Please read before posting.
  1. det's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bullseyed View Post
    Please read before posting.
    Please be clearer in your wording than being all wishy-washy.

    You know..as in "The problem is" and " I don't think that has happened".

    So what is it then? Is it a problem or didn't it happen?
  1. RyudoTFO's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeula View Post
    I take it the bee mount is still only usable by Alliance?

    Typical. Alliance get access to both a mount and a rep that the Horde don’t have and before someone points at Kua’fon or Child of Torcali, both of those mounts can be used on Alliance toons once earned on Horde and they don’t have a reputation associated with them.

    Let's just cry and whine about it for a year or so and we get our own Horde version of the mount, bit darker and with more spikes, like it obviously should be for a Horde mount...
    That's usually how the Alliance gets what they want, so just follow the example.
  1. MrLachyG's Avatar
    is the Dreadwake mount limited release? or is it on the shop forever now

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