Artcraft – Female Tauren (Body Moovin’)

Since the last Artcraft about the male Tauren, the wondering about how will look-like the revamp female model was a little silent. Today Artcraft is focus on the female this time!

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We’re here with a brand-new Artcraft! I’m your host, Chris Robinson, senior art director on World of Warcraft, and today we’re showing you where we’re at with the female Tauren.

The original female Tauren had a lot of issues with too-angular geometry and stretched-out textures. It’s not her fault—it’s just what we had available to us at the time. Our new process has allowed us to add a lot of detail to her hair, fur, horns, and hooves, to build a far more detailed and expressive face, and to add a lot of definition to her musculature (while retaining her shape and silhouette).

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One other change of note: Warcraft character design is commonly known for its stylized long arms, large hands, and big feet, but the female Tauren’s hands were just completely out of control. We brought them down to a more consistent size with the other updated models, and were also able to add a ton more detail and dexterity in the process.

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We hope you enjoy her new look—let us know what you think in the comments!

 

20% Off World of Warcraft T-Shirts till July 24, 2014

JINX announced a limited-time offer of 20% OFF all World of Warcraft T-shirts. However, be swift because this offer lasts until July 24th.

Simply type PREPFORDRAENOR during checkout to enable the 20% OFF discount.


Prepare For Draenor With 20% Off World of Warcraft Tees!

It’s getting close now. The Warlords are preparing. We strongly advise you do the same! Get 20% off our selection of World of Warcraft tees when you use promo code PREPFORDRAENOR during checkout. Ner’zhul Tested! Grommash Approved! This deal does not stack with existing sale pricing. Deal is good until Thursday, 7/24. See all World of Warcraft tees here.

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Ride the Iron Skyreaver – 40% Off This Week Only

Do you want to have the presence of the Iron Horde before his arrival in Azeroth? Until the 29th of July, the Iron Skyreaver has a 40% discount on the battle.net shop.

Ride the Iron Skyreaver—40% Off This Week Only
Forged by the brutal hand of the Iron Horde and tempered by hatred, the Iron Skyreaver is a fearsome blend of beast and machine. This twin-headed terror dominates the sky and strikes fear into any foe who dares challenge it. Take the reins of one of these monstrosities for 40% off this week only, but beware—the Skyreaver suffers only the most formidable masters to ride it.
 

Blizzplanet Giveaway – Warlords of Draenor Beta Keys

Blizzplanet will giveaway Warlords of Draenor beta keys throughout June 28-31, courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment and community manager Zarhym. Winners will be contacted on July 31.

**Only one entry per person, each day. Multiple entries will exclude you from participating.

Mon, June 28

The first giveaway is simple, and to honor legendary Leeroy Jenkins and the revamping of Upper Blackrock Spire in Warlords of Draenor:

1. Go to Upper Blackrock Spire (UBRS). Run through as many dragon whelp eggs as you can. Zoom in on your character and take a selfie. Say onscreen: “I love Warlords of Draenor!!!”

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2. Submit the screenshot via email to medievaldragon(at)blizzplanet.com

3. Send your character name + server and your facebook/twitter page URL.

4. Follow Blizzplanet on Facebook, Twitter, and/or YouTube.

Tue, July 29

Be a journalist for a day. Choose any of the following Warlords of Draenor previews and write an article about your favorite features:

Wed, July 30

Upload a Hearthstone match to YouTube or Twitch.TV — type onscreen or say via Ventrilo: “I love Warlords of Draenor because…”
Explain why you would love to play Warlords of Draenor. The video upload must be dated July 22-30.

  • Email a link to your video at medievaldragon(at)blizzplanet.com
  • Mention your battle tag
  • Your Facebook or Twitter page URL

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Blizzard Customer Service 1000 Warlords of Draenor Beta Key Giveaway

The Blizzard Customer Service Team is giving away 1000 Warlords of Draenor beta keys. Are you up for the challenge? Wait, what’s the challenge? Participate to fight your way among millions of other players hungry for beta.

All you have to do is “Like” the Blizzard CS facebook page.

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Starting a Work Order – Warlords of Draenor


Starting a Work Order

Peter Kearie: Now that you have an Alchemy Lab, we can start producing work orders for you. When you have the ingredients we need, please come to me to start the first batch.

Quest Objectives

Give the alchemist’s assistant enough Blackrock Ore and Frostweed to start your first Alchemy Lab work order.

 


Progression

Peter Kearie: What can I do for you?

(I would like to place a work order)

Alchemical Catalyst: 1 of 1 Shipments Available. Generates a shipment of Alchemical Catalysts. Park a follower here from the Architect UI for a higher yield. You can view the progress of these shipments in the Garrison Report. Return to collect goods when they are complete.

Frostweed x 20
Blackrock Ore x 10

 


Completion

Peter Keari: We will complete your work order as soon as possible.

 

Swamplighter Queen – Warlords of Draenor


Swamplighter Queen

Fiona: It looks like those plant creatures used poison-tipped spears when they attacked Gidwin.

It’s a powerful concoction to say the least.

If we are going to cure Gidwin we need one more special ingredient. This one might be a bit harder to obtain than the others.

You up to the challenge, (name)?

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Quest Objectives

Obtain The Swamplighter Queen’s Tail for Fiona in Shadowmoon Valley.

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Progression

Fiona: Here, this herb’s effects will put a spring in your step. Be careful, (name).

 

Fiona: I just wanted to pick some herbs and relax with my boys… I should have stayed in Azeroth.

Completion

Fiona: Wow, that was fast! Ok, let’s get to it.

 

Return to the main hub of Shadowmoon Valley Story Chapters or continue below.

1.The Southern Wilds9.
2.Crippled Caravan10.
3.Fiona's Solution11.
4.Swamplighter Queen12.
5.13.
6.14.
7.15.
8.

Fiona’s Solution – Warlords of Draenor


Fiona’s Solution

Fiona: Gidwin was attacked by one of those four-legged plant creatures.

From the looks of it, he is suffering from some kind of paralysis.

I can make a cure, but I’ll need some local ingredients.

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Quest Objectives

Collect 1 Riverbeast Heart, 2 Stingtail Venom, 4 Poisonvine Fronds, and 3 Moonlit Herbs in Shadowmoon Valley.

 


Progression

Note: Riotvine drops from Riot Blossoms (the small rooted white plants). The Riverbeast Heart is a 20%-ish drop from the Hyppos found on the ground with 10% health and tendrils coming out of them.
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Fiona: Do you have the ingredients?

Completion

Fiona: Bang-up job, (name)! The base is just about ready.

 

Return to the main hub of Shadowmoon Valley Story Chapters or continue below.

1.The Southern Wilds9.
2.Crippled Caravan10.
3.Fiona's Solution11.
4.Swamplighter Queen12.
5.13.
6.14.
7.15.
8.

Crippled Caravan – Warlords of Draenor

Prelate Reenu: Why would the fara be wandering outside of Blademoon Bloom in the first place?

Crippled Caravan

Prelate Reenu: I’m getting reports that the fara have started leaving their bloom and attacking wandering travelers. This is most unusual.

The creatures of Blademoon Bloom have never been hostile outside of their land.

We already dispatched a number of Rangari to try and resolve this issue.

A caravan from Azeroth passed through here recently, you should probably check on your people to insure their safety.

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Quest Objectives

Find Fiona’s Caravan in Shadowmoon Valley.

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Progression

Prelate Reenu: The caravan was being led by a woman that looked like a wolf. I must admit I’m still getting used to you Azerothians. They left here just a few hours ago.

 

Fiona: Herbalism was so much easier in the old days. Now we have to fight through hell and back to extract even a few herbs!

Completion

Fiona: Commander! Am I glad to see you.

We have a situation here.

 

Return to the main hub of Shadowmoon Valley Story Chapters or continue below.

1.The Southern Wilds9.
2.Crippled Caravan10.
3.Fiona's Solution11.
4.Swamplighter Queen12.
5.13.
6.14.
7.15.
8.