Tagged: Alpha

Artcraft—Dem Trolls, Mon

Quote from: Blizzard
Hey again—Chris Robinson here with a new Artcraft, and today we’re showing off the female and male Troll models. We’re wrapping up work on both of their models, and we thought it’d be cool for you to see them side-by-side. Showing both genders together gives you a more cohesive visual story and a more complete picture of the Trolls’ character, who they are, and where they come from.

One of the unique challenges for the Troll models were their tusks. In the character customization options, you have the ability to select from a number of tusk “styles.” While other race models (like the Tauren) have similar customization options, the additional modeling, texturing, and animation articulation of the Troll face—and mouth especially—made this a distinctive challenge. We actually had to model the Troll with a flat lower lip; then, for each facial customization option, we went in and posed their lips to naturally wrap around each tusk option.

We hope you enjoyed this quick look at the male and female Trolls, and we’ll see you in the next Artcraft!

250 Mounts Achievement Change, Toy Box Items Update, Don’t Forget: Watch the Warlords of Draenor Live Stream Here This Thursday!

Crafticus took to twitter again to show a slight change in the reward for the 250 mounts achievement.

We also asked Russ Petersen, a Reward Systems Developer about the toy box and the items that were still missing from it.

And blizzard put out a reminder that in just 2 days time we’ll get the Warlords of Draenor release date and cinematic! (As if anyone could forget!)

Quote from: Blizzard
Don’t Forget: Watch the Warlords of Draenor Live Stream Here This Thursday!

Don’t forget: this Thursday, August 14, you can witness the world premiere of the Warlords of Draenor cinematic live! Join Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime, Chris Metzen, and World of Warcraft designers Ion Hazzikostas and Brian Holinka for the grand unveiling, streamed live from the Ace Theatre in Los Angeles. But that’s not all—we’ll also host a live interview with the WoW developers, announce the Warlords of Draenor launch date, and debut the first episode of a new animated lore miniseries: Lords of War. You won’t want to miss it!

When: Thursday, August 14 at 9:30 a.m. PDT
Where: Join us here on WorldofWarcraft.com to watch the live stream, or attend* the event live at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, located at 929 South Broadway in Los Angeles. (Doors open at 8:30 a.m.)

Live Attendee Bonus: Anyone who joins us live and in person in L.A. will also receive a beta key for Warlords of Draenor.**

*Please note: World of Warcraft is rated T for Teen; some content on display at the event may not be suitable for children ages of 12 or younger. Anyone 12 years of age or under must be accompanied by an adult.

**Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basisso be sure to get there early! Beta keys will be given out to everyone who comes down for the live event.

Gorgrond Follower Locations Guide

In Warlords of Draenor you can recruit followers for your garrison each zone. You’ll come across a lot during questing, but the zones are so big you might miss them. As we discover the rarer followers we’ll add them to the list as well. To help you keep track of them all we’ve compiled a list of all the rares we’ve been able to find. Remember WoD is still in beta, anything can change. If we missed any feel free to leave a comment with the location and name of the rare mob or event. Click on the map for a full size version.

Number Follower Name Image Comments
1 Bruto/ Pitfighter Vaandaam  photo GorgrondFollower1_zps60a364e7.jpg Horde / Alliance

Both associated with choosing the sparring arena at the outpost

2 Rangari Kaalya / Kaz the Shrieker  photo GorgrondFollower2_zpsc7ad1e8a.jpg Alliance / Horde

Questing will lead here

3 Penny Clobberbottom/Gilrin  photo GorgrondFollower3_zps29818104.jpg Horde / Alliance

Associated with choosing the lumber mill

4 Tormmok  photo GorgrondFollower4_zps655211a7.jpg
5 Blook  photo GorgrondFollower5_zps11303df9.jpg
6 Image of Archmage Vargoth  photo GorgrondFollower6_zps6dcc2ac4.jpg One of four quest items


Garrison Building Perk Changes 8/8/2014

This morning’s patch has, once again, brought some changes to some of the building perks for the garrisons. Here’s an overview of the changes:

Building Removed Effect Added Effect
Profession Buildings Level 2 Rewording Allows followers with the profession trait to work here, granting a unique bonus.
Inn Level 1 Recruit random followers every week Each day a visitor offering a quest will spend the day at your inn. These can be dungeon, world or raid quests.
Inn Level 2 You get to choose the traits for recruited weekly followers. Recruit random followers every week
Barracks Level 2 Raises follower limit cap by 5 Allows a follower with the bodyguard trait to accompany you as a guardian in Draenor zones.
Barracks Level 3 Allows a follower with the bodyguard trait to accompany you as a guardian in Draenor zones. Raises follower limit cap by 5