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Firefox Persona for Wowhead
Unlike most of my blogs, this one is going to be very short, for all I bring after almost a week of no Internet, is just news about something little I created.
If you use Firefox, you might have noticed that recently a new feature was released -
. Personas are like small skins for your Firefox browser - they only change the header (the area where all the buttons are, along with the search and address bars) and footer (the little area on the very bottom of your Mozilla). You only need to
Download + Install
the plug-in, and then you are free to use any Persona from the
by simply clicking on it. No restart, no installation needed.
Well, now that I have familiarized you with this feature, here is the news - I have made a little (and very simple!) Persona for Wowhead.
28/5/2009 em 12:26
MMOUI - Minion in Beta
A few weeks ago
announced a project called MMOUI Minion. The Minion was to be a small and light program that keeps track on your addons, updates them, allows you to download new ones, and pretty much makes your life easier. For more details, check
Now the beta version of the Minion is out! Continue reading to see what
and the team have to say.
27/5/2009 em 17:35
New Druid Forms! (Night Elf Bear)
Continuing the trend, Blizzard release the new artwork for the
Night Elf Bear
I like the work on these, the eyes are very interesting and the claws look especially dangerous.
Once again you can click on the "Original" button to see the full size version.
Blizzard's announcement follows after the break:
27/5/2009 em 17:31
New Druid Forms! (Tauren Bear)
So Blizzard has just announced that they are finally updating the models for some of the druid forms!
These graphical updates will be released in the next major content patch, including separate updates for both night elf and tauren, and both bear and cat forms. Blizzard is releasing the information in four installments, and this is the first:
Tauren Bear Form
Just click on the image to see. For the original full-size version, click on the "Original" button in the lightbox.
So what do you guys think? Is it gorgeous, is it lame? Is it the update druids were waiting for, or is it totally missing the point? Thoughts and opinions are welcome!
: I've added the full details from Blizzard as to how the different colors and skin types are selected after the break. Click to read more!
26/5/2009 em 12:28
BlizzCon Bonanza Contest—Bringing the Power!
So for those of you who are just joining us, Wowhead has a brand new contest running!
We've teamed up with
to bring you our biggest contest yet—we're giving away Wowhead T-Shirts, APC products, Xboxes, Wiis, Playstation 3s, and a fabulous grand prize:
A trip to BlizzCon
, including two tickets, airfare, hotel, and (for those of you who would be crazy enough to be interested) dinner with the
You can find the contest page—and the entry form—here:
25/5/2009 em 02:38
Wowhead Weekly Review (May 17 - May 23)
Hey all, and welcome back to the Wowhead Weekly Review! Take a look at the highlights of the Wowhead forums and blog from the last week after the break. :)
Disclaimer: Opinions presented in the Wowhead Weekly Review are not necessarily those of Wowhead.com or its staff members.
24/5/2009 em 17:49
Creative Writing Contest Winners Announced!
Hey everyone—MasterOfDisguise here with exciting news!
As some of you know may or may not have remembered, I posted a blogging entry (
) regarding the creative writing contest. The judges have finally reached their decision, and Netherea announced the winners on Blizzard's
General Discussion Forum
Check out the list of winners after the break!
22/5/2009 em 20:09
The Most Epic Thread Ever
just pointed out to me in IRC what may be the most epic thread of all time.
, of the Galakrond server US, calls out
for a minor ninja situation...and it turns into a
Check out the full text here:
22/5/2009 em 13:26
Taking a Break Can Ease Challenges
Have any of you taken a
recently? I know I have. Sometimes you need some time away from things to clear your head. Maybe catch up on a few chores or errands you put off recently. I remember last playing World of Warcraft a few months ago. I was working on an
which was timed. I thought it was really fun, but it was kind of hard at the time, too.
Whether I'm trying to pull off a huge combo in a skateboarding game or trying to solve a riddle in a role-playing game I feel as though my work would be complete if only I could achieve that one special goal. Of course, it seldom happens that way for me.
20/5/2009 em 23:47
Wowhead: Talent Calculator Updates!
That'll teach us for thinking no one used this. The minute we changed the "Summary" link on the
to display only the talent titles, I was deluged in email asking us to change it back. Well, we hear you. The full-text printable Summary is back, and it missed you!
We've also made a few tweaks and updates to the talent calculator as well, so for those of you who have been using it regularly will notice a few tweaks—most notably, the links on the right side (Reset, Lock/Unlock, Import, Summary, and Restore) now all work for Glyphs as well as for talents.
Poke around, give it a try, and don't say we never gave you anything. :)
19/5/2009 em 18:42
Wowhead Weekly Review (May 10 - May 16)
Welcome to our tenth Wowhead Weekly Review and our third to be posted as a blog! See the most recent Weekly Reviews
Since the 10th is a small milestone for us, we shall sport you a little more than usual!
Opinions presented in the Wowhead Weekly Review are not necessarily those of Wowhead.com or its staff members.
18/5/2009 em 18:31
Pretty Picture Filler Week!
As you may have noticed, I've been slacking with the comics. There are a couple reasons behind this, but its mainly due to me being eye-bleedingly busy. I've been using the days I allocate each week for Wowhead, to work on
badge images for the wonderful
I will be drawing these for other staff members in the near future, and for those that want to commission me for similar badge-art as above, they will be available soon. I'll add some information about it in a future post.
The other reason for a decrease in comic numbers, is a lack of scripts. I no longer have a full-time writer to make them for me, and I'm having terrible writer's block!
So if any of you out there have any ideas for short, simple, and funny WoW-related comic script, please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Who knows...it might get used!
18/5/2009 em 12:32
So here I am, writing a blog post when I should be studying for a chemistry and physics final for next week.
I've got a question for you all who go to school, or even those who go to work (wait, those things don't happen if you play WoW!): How do you balance WoW (or another video game of your choice) with the obligations you have in real life?
16/5/2009 em 12:54
Wowhead: A Few Little Updates
We continue to tinker away in the background, and we've made a few small updates today that we wanted to make sure you knew about!
We've added the
Selo do Campeão
(as well as the long overdue
Marca de Honra de Invérnia
) to the list of items on the "Purchaseable With" filter! Try it out here:
Purchaseable with Champion's Seal
Purchaseable with Wintergrasp Mark of Honor
We've also added an
Obtained via Milling
filter to the list!
Not to mention of course, we're constantly updating the list of items found in
with fresh new data!
For all those of you in the process of clearing Ulduar right now, especially the hard modes:
Please be sure to run, and upload, from the
It's the only way we get these pages updated! :D
15/5/2009 em 17:27
Not Enough Hotkeys? The Secret Art of Palm-Pressing
Wishing you had a way to get more keys in-game? I had a tough time managing key binds over the years. Eventually I developed a method I like to call
. Through this technique, I am able to multiply the amount of buttons my fingers push. Interested?
14/5/2009 em 18:36
Wowhead: More Static to You
The development team here at Wowhead has made some changes to the way we serve up static content on our servers. We have been moving files that do not change often (such as images) to a new server to help improve the performance of the site. Today, we completed that move.
For those of you who are using the
Powered by Wowhead
tooltips or the
logos or search boxes, you should update your pages to take advantage of this performance gain.
13/5/2009 em 22:30
Religion in WoW
Some of you may have wondered, what are the different religions in the world of Azeroth? Well, in this blog I will discuss a few of those religions. There are seven major religions with a few more minor ones. The seven major religions are
Church of the Holy Light
Worship of Elune
Mystery of the Makers
Followers of the Old Gods
Cult of Forgotten Shadow
...with the most prominent of these religions (probably) being the Church of the Holy Light.
Follow us after the break for a little lore-lesson!
13/5/2009 em 17:23
Costume Contest for Blizzard EU!
So being US-based, we wind up running a lot of contests that are US-only, and I know our non US-based community feels a little left out sometimes, so I figured I'd let you guys know about an opportunity to turn the tables on us. :)
is having a
! Any of you who are interested in going to Blizzcon, and (like many of us) are doubtful of your ability to secure tickets when they go on sale this weekend, consider this contest a second chance!
The full details are on the contest page here:
13/5/2009 em 17:12
Naxxramas in Spanish
It has been long due, but our Spanish speaking friends can finally rejoice! Wowhead has updated all of Naxxramas' boss articles, and you can now browse your favorite website in your favorite language (assuming your favorite language is Spanish).
Check them out over at our
12/5/2009 em 15:56
Maintenance Complainers: Justified?
Every single Tuesday on North American servers and every single Wednesday on EU servers, Blizzard takes down their servers for maintenance. Sometimes it's for full maintenance, and other times it's for rolling restarts. Since this has been the normal routine for over four years now, one thing really confuses me. It's not the fact that Blizzard even
maintenance in the first place; rather, what confuses me is the fact that players still complain about it. It makes me wonder why they complain about in the first place, and if they've not found a way to cope with the 6-8 hour inconvenience.
Let's venture into the realm of possibilities!
12/5/2009 em 13:09