Skip to Content

WoW Insider has the latest on the Mists of Pandaria!

Posts with tag news

Recent news summarized by TradeChat

If you caught our own Olivia Grace picking up the most recent Weekly News Recap, then you already know we missed a week with our good friend Panser due to the looming wraith of illness. The nice thing about working with someone so professional is that the show doesn't stop due to a few sniffles. TradeChat is back and rocking with a news round-up. The video was actually created yesterday, but getting caught up on recent events in classic Panser speed is never a bad idea.

Filed under: News items

Walk through WoW pop culture with Panser from TradeChat

Who doesn't love some pop culture? I mean, seriously -- that stuff is like the internet's bread and butter. We get to the choppa on the back of a lolcat, just in time to catch The Hunger Games out on DVD.

And just like a microcosm of real life, WoW is stocked full with plenty of pop culture references. In this video, Panser of TradeChat (and our weekly news roundup) takes you on a guided tour through the annals of pop culture in Azeroth. She lists dozens of references, many of which will probably surprise even the most veteran WoW players, especially if you don't play both factions.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, News items

WoW Insider's Weekly Recap

Welcome back to our weekly recap. You might notice Niko looks pretty different this week. It's really amazing what a solid week or two of P90X can do to a person. (Or it might just be the return of Panser of TradeChat. You know, whichever.) We look back at the hottest news from the past week and whatever other kickin' rad things may have come our way. This week's topics include: If you enjoyed the show, make sure to subscribe to TradeChat, leave a comment, and come back next week for the next episode!

Filed under: News items

Weekly news recap featuring Niko

Niko returns this week with WoW Insider's news recap, where we look back at the hottest news of the past week. This week's topics include: If you enjoyed the show, make sure to subscribe to Niko on YouTube (or follow him on Twitter) and come back next week for the next episode!

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, News items

25 percent off character transfers this weekend

25% off Character Transfer this weekend!
Last weekend we had a discount on faction transfers, and this week Blizzard has confirmed that there will be a discount on realm transfers! Betting will shortly open on the nature of next weekend's sale. Realm transfers are offered all the time, of course, allowing you to pack your character's bags and shift them, their bank, their mounts, pets, and all their holdings to a new realm.

This discount decreases the price from $25, £15 or €20 to $18.75, £11.25 or €15. (American prices are subject to tax in certain areas.) The realm transfer sale ends on July 23 -- Monday -- so get your skates on! Do check out the Character Transfer FAQ if you're curious about any aspect of the service.

Importantly, you should note that a character transfer doesn't include a faction change, race change, class change, or appearance change. Also, a goblin doesn't really fire you out of a cannon.


New horizons await! Through this weekend and for a limited time only, you can initiate a Character Transfer to move one of your World of Warcraft characters to a new realm for 25% off the regular price.

To get started, simply click here. Alternatively, you can log in to your Battle.net account at www.battle.net, select your World of Warcraft account, and then click "Character Transfer" at the bottom of the page.

Don't delay -- this offer ends Monday, July 23.



So, if you have ever fancied a change of scenery -- well, OK, not scenery, but the people steering the avatars within it -- or if you fancy going from a PvP to a PvE realm or back again, now's the time! Carpe diem, people. Who knows when this will roll around again?

Filed under: News items

Weekly news recap, featuring Niko

If you look really, really close, you might notice that's not Panser of TradeChat. Your weekly roundup this week is once again brought to you by Niko, whose rapier wit and incredible eloquence will catch you up on this week's hottest news.
If you enjoyed the show, make sure to subscribe to Niko on YouTube, leave a comment, and come back next week for the next episode! If you didn't notice that's not TradeChat ... Uh, sorry?

Filed under: News items

Weekly news recap, featuring Niko

If you look really really close, you might notice that's not Panser of TradeChat. Your weekly roundup this week is brought to you by Niko, whose rapier wit and incredible eloquence will catch you up on this week's hottest news.
If you enjoyed the show, make sure to subscribe to Niko on YouTube, leave a comment, and come back next week for the next episode! If you didn't notice that's not TradeChat ... Uh, sorry?

A veritable Zarhym of WoW references in Diablo 3

Image
While many of us on this site are avid players of both WoW and Diablo III, we should strive to remember that they're not the same game. They're just made by the same company. Without resorting to cries of "You got your WoW in my Diablo," though, it's pretty easy to spot some similarities -- as well as some pretty darn obvious direct references.

The Murlocket is probably my favorite reference, because rggglrlllrrlrlrlrl. Of course, other community personalities show up in Diablo III. Expect your world-saving adventurer to encounter Zarhym, and you'll take some spoiling vengeance out on those pesky Dataminers. We also find out what happened to the Lich King's helm after all that fuss in Northrend. It's sitting in a cave in Act III. No wonder it was such a mystery.

Read more →

Filed under: News items, Diablo 3

WoW Insider's Weekly Recap, featuring TradeChat's Panser

Welcome to the all-exciting, weekly news recap featuring Panser of TradeChat! In our weekly recap, we'll be tackling the hottest news and whatever other kickin', rad items have come our way throughout the last week. This week's topics include: Make sure you subscribe to TradeChat and check back every week for more Weekly Recaps!

Filed under: News items

Mists of Pandaria Beta: Certain PvP maps may be blacklistable

Image
In the latest Mists of Pandaria beta patch, Wowhead has uncovered some quite interesting new client strings that might herald a change in the way you choose which Arena or Battleground to fight in.
  • ERR_PVP_BLACKLIST_CAP = "You have already blacklisted the maximum number of maps."
  • ERR_PVP_MAP_NOT_FOUND = "Blacklisted map not set."
To me, this seems like an excellent idea for Arena players. There's always lots of controversy about the random damage and LoS components found on some maps (hello, Ring of Valor); this would let you avoid that entirely. Of course, that means you can no longer use it as an excuse, either -- so you may not want to reach for the blacklist too quickly. While I don't do much in Arenas, I certainly wouldn't mind a way to ensure not getting WSG three times in a row.

One concern, though, is if Blizzard allows too much blacklisting, that could make matchmaking much more difficult. A smooth matchmaking process has been one of the highlights of WoW compared to other online games, so any algorithm tweaks have to be made carefully.

It's open warfare between Alliance and Horde in Mists of Pandaria, World of Warcraft's next expansion. Jump into five new levels with new talents and class mechanics, try the new monk class, and create a pandaren character to ally with either Horde or Alliance. Look for expansion basics in our Mists FAQ, or dig into our spring press event coverage for more details!

Filed under: News items, PvP

WoW Insider Weekly News Update for March 2, 2012

The WoW Insider Weekly News Update is your source for all the biggest stories from the past week wrapped up in a neat little video package. Mathew McCurley hosts your quick look at this week's biggest news.

If you haven't already subscribed to the WoW Insider YouTube channel, you should!

News this week:

Filed under: Podcasts, Podcasting, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Weekly News Update for Jan. 27, 2012

The WoW Insider Weekly News Update is your source for all the biggest stories from the past week wrapped up in a neat little video package. Mathew McCurley hosts your quick look at this week's biggest news.

If you haven't already subscribed to the WoW Insider YouTube channel, you should!

News this week:

Filed under: Podcasts, Podcasting, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Weekly News Update for Jan. 13, 2012

The WoW Insider Weekly News Update is your source for all the biggest stories from the past week wrapped up in a neat little video package. Mathew McCurley hosts your quick look at this week's biggest news.

If you haven't already subscribed to the WoW Insider YouTube channel, you should!

News this week:

Filed under: Podcasts, Podcasting, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Weekly News Update for Jan. 6, 2012

The WoW Insider Weekly News Update is your source for all the biggest stories from the past week wrapped up in a neat little video package. Mathew McCurley hosts your quick look at this week's biggest news.

If you haven't already subscribed to the WoW Insider YouTube channel, you should!

News this week:
  • Raid Finder loot rules are changing with patch 4.3.2.
  • GameStop is giving away Wrath of the Lich King free when you buy the WoW Battlechest for $20.
  • New pets and mounts datamined for the WoW TCG.
  • Our winner from the last Weekly News Update is Grafittiskies21! Congratulations!

Filed under: Podcasts, Podcasting, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Weekly News Update for Dec. 23, 2011

The WoW Insider Weekly News Update is your source for all the biggest stories from the past week wrapped up in a neat little video package. Mathew McCurley hosts your quick look at this week's biggest news.

If you haven't already subscribed to the WoW Insider YouTube channel, you should!

This week's top stories include: Win a Purple Puffer Fish from WoW Insider! Here's how to enter: Subscribe to the WoW Insider YouTube channel and comment on the video at YouTube for a chance to win! We'll contact our winner via YouTube on Friday, Dec. 30.

Filed under: Podcasts, Podcasting, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Show 

Subscribe via  iTunes for our latest show.

Hot Topics


 

Upcoming Events


Around Azeroth

Around Azeroth

Featured Galleries

Mists of Pandaria Screenshots And Concept Art
Mists of Pandaria Screenshots of the Day
Kalimdor in Minecraft
It came from the Blog: Lunar Lunacy 2012
It came from the Blog: Caroling Carnage
It came from the Blog: Hallow's End 2011
It came from the Blog: Pilgrim's Bounty 2011
Mat's Birthday Wish
WoW Tier 13 Armor Sets

 

Categories