As if epic and rare fishing poles weren’t enough to catch fish and slowly level up fishing, the next expansion will introduce an artifact fishing pole called the Underlight Angler, with its own traits and special abilities.
World of Warcraft’s next expansion is shaping up nicely. It just got a new alpha build, and while it’s still in early development, one thing’s for sure: Suramar, a new zone in the Broken Isles, is already looking absolutely terrific.
With each patch and expansion, WoW is getting bigger and bigger, with more stuff to collect. It’s getting impossible to keep track of everything. Certain UI tweaks and plugins help, but managing hundreds of collected pets, for example, is still a chaotic process.
Left Sharks are rewards for one of the rare Garrison Shipyard missions that you send your followers out on. It’s a rare mission, so you shouldn’t see it much and for months, that was the case.
As it was teased at Blizzcon, World of Warcraft: Legion will have an entire new PvP system and it’ll be one of the biggest revamps of player-versus-player mechanics in the series’ history. Blizzard is now sharing more details on these changes.
One of the new features of World of Warcraft: Legion is an increased view distance and a much more detailed horizon.
CORRECTION (3:53pm): This is actually a reference to Rhonda Cox, an associate producer at Blizzard. We apologize for the error. She’s OK with the comparison, though!
Legion will introduce a new type of creature to World of Warcraft that might be familiar from Diablo III. It’s the Treasure Goblin, or as he’s known here, Treasure Demon.
The fan favorite neutral flying city Dalaran, first introduced in Wrath, is returning in Legion as the expansion’s number one hangout place. And four expansion later, it’s a completely renewed hub. The folks over at Trade chat made a neat side-by-side comparison video using footage from the Legion’s alpha build.
Dalaran’s flower vendor Aertih (who’s absolutely not a reference to that other flower vendor in Final Fantasy VII) will get similarly familiar-looking friend in World of Warcraft: Legion, as spotted by Wowhead.
Class Order halls—class-based areas where both factions can hang out—will be one of Legion’s most exciting features. A few of these were shown already, but Legion’s latest alpha build has them all in-game. Let’s take a look and see how they represent all 11 (soon 12) classes of WoW.
One of the big features of WoW’s patch 6.2 was the Garrison Shipyard, a place where we can send our crew on various daily missions and build up our fleet. It was supposed to be one of the many activities people can do till the next expansion drops. But because of weak rewards, no one’s really using it.
We’re far from a game where Goblins can roll a Monk or where Undead can level a Paladin, but a similarly ridiculous race/class combination will be added soon in Legion. Gnome Hunters!
That bear form with the rocks alone makes it worth maining a Druid and being a tank in Legion. Now with the expansion’s first public build online, we finally get a glimpse of some of the Druid’s new animal forms.
We already knew WoW’s transmogrification system—a feature that allows players to alter the appearance of their gear—would get a complete revamp in Legion and now, that selected players can access the very early alpha of the expansion, we also have an idea of how it’ll look.
Here are some excellent comparisons, by tonymyre311, of all the ship models (and other objects) from EVE Online, dropped onto Google Earth landscapes and edited so they look like they’re part of the map.
Surprise, surprise. Unlike last year’s 10th anniversary, we won’t get nostalgia raids or battlegrounds, but that doesn’t mean World of Warcraft players have to go through this year’s anniversary empty handed.
2010 World of Warcraft graphics (and 2005 graphics where Cataclysm didn’t happen) vs. the upcoming Warcraft movie. Aerial51zd compared all the recognizable locations in the Warcraft movie trailer with their in-game counterparts.
Remember the moment when last year, director Duncan Jones recorded Alliance and Horde war cries in the audience for the Warcraft movie? The Alliance one is already in the first trailer.