Across Azeroth and Outland, brilliant bonfires have been lit to rekindle peoples’ spirits and ward off ancient evils. Each year, new guardians are chosen to watch over the sacred flames and ensure that they are never extinguished.
Called "flamekeepers" these chosen few request the aid of brave adventurers to traverse the land and journey into the dark recesses of Azeroth's dungeons. It is rumoured that any heroes who are willing to brave the terrors placed before them will be rewarded for their efforts through the power of the flames.
Don't forget to grab your 480 ilevel cloaks from Frost Lord Ahune (via the dungeon finder) - requires level 89 to queue. We have added these cloaks to our Loot Rank system.
You have a chance of picking up a Frigid Frostling pet from the Satchel reward and you can also purchase a Spirit of Summer pet for 350 burning blossom.
Azeroth’s keepers use seeds of the ancients to nourish and revitalize the flame-scarred slopes surrounding Mount Hyjal—but this isn’t the only region left scarred by the Cataclysm. The Cenarion Circle seeks worthy champions to spread regrowth across the land by tending to a Blossoming Ancient, a sign of seasonal rebirth.
As each new season begins, this traveling tree changes, bringing new life to its surroundings. Go to the Blizzard Store now to adopt one of these spirited saplings.
Once activated, this in-game pet key applies to all present and future World of Warcraft® characters on a single Battle.net® account.
The team at Blizzard have announced an exciting new flexible raid system, allowing any group size between 10 and 25 players for patch 5.4:
... we’re in the process of developing a new Flexible Raid system, which includes a new difficulty that sits between Raid Finder and Normal difficulty, while still allowing friends, family, or pick-up groups to play together. This difficulty will be available for premade groups of 10–25 players, including any number in between. That means whether you have 11, 14, or 23 friends available for a Raid, they’ll all be able to participate.
The Flexible Raid system is designed so that the challenge level will scale depending on how many players you have in the Raid. So if you switch between 14 players one week and 22 the next, the difficulty will adjust automatically. Keep in mind that unlike Raid Finder, no matchmaking is available, so you’ll need to make sure you invite people to attend—but if some can’t make it, it’s not the end of the world (or the Raid). You’ll also still be able to invite Real ID or Battle.net friends cross-realm. Who you choose to bring and what Item Level gear they’ll need to join your merry band is up to you, too—there’s no Item Level requirement for this Raid difficulty.
This new system will use the LFR loot roll mechanism and will drop loot of higher ilevel than LFR.
Do you own an Xbox? Thanks to our friends at Blizzard, we are giving away horde and alliance Xbox avatar shirts to 40 lucky GuildOx users.
Simply reply to this news article or vote 5 stars for a guild or toon to be in the running for a random draw. Think about what shirt you would prefer - alliance male, alliance female, horde male or horde female. Competition closes June 11.
Our good friend Peratryn at Blizzard has fixed the mount count issue on the battle.net site, allowing our mount rankings to accurately reflect the in-game mount counts once again. Should you find any mounts are still missing then please post up on the official forums.
PERATRYN: I have a fix for this going out later today that I think brings us very very close to accurate counts on the mounts tab. Please just post about any issues with your mount number not matching in game and we can try to take a look over the next few weeks. If you know which mounts are listed incorrectly that helps even more.
The removal of retired mounts from the collection was due to an incorrect solution to the faction-mount problem. I'm sorry it took so long to fix.
Have a spare 60 mins for a pair of epic item level 502 boots?
Be sure to do your 5.3 Escalation story-line quest starting with Lorewalker Cho at the Seat of Knowledge. You will be required to do a couple of quick scenarios, head off to foreign lands for a few more quests and then finish back in Pandaria.
You will be handsomely rewarded with a pair of shiny new boots.
Our new Brawler's Guild rankings are off and running with the new ranks 9 and 10. We already have a bunch of elemental shaman, mages, hunters and warlocks at the top with new rank 10 brawling achievements. Have you just completed rank 10? Be sure to add your toon.
Valor capped? Patch 5.3 has re-introduced item upgrades - and the cost has been reduced to only 500 Valor for an eight item level increase.
How do you tell what will give you the greatest increase? Load your character into our Loot Rank system and click on the "Top 50" tab to show your best item upgrades. You can hover over the information graphic to see the "Upgrade Value per Valor Point" ratio to be sure you are getting the most out of your valor points.
Try it today - choose your character spec from the Loot Rank drop-down menu and then load your character to see the results!