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  • BlizzCon Benefit Dinner Tickets On Sale Wednesday

    Before the BlizzCon festivities begin, we're inviting you to join Blizzard game developers, artists, executives, and other employees for an evening of good food and good conversation—all for a good cause.

  • PvP Preview: Deepwind Gorge and The Tiger’s Peak

    The war between the Horde and the Alliance continues to escalate as both factions vie to claim Pandaria’s resources as their own. Deep within the Valley of the Four Winds, the mines of Deepwind Gorge serve as a Battleground where victory is measured not in fallen foes, but in gold. High atop the majestic mountains of Kun-Lai Summit, the Tiger’s Peak Arena—training ground of the Shado-Pan—tests the mettle of all who enter its perilous boundaries.

PvP Preview: Deepwind Gorge and The Tiger’s Peak

The war between the Horde and the Alliance continues to escalate as both factions vie to claim Pandaria’s resources as their own. Deep within the Valley of the Four Winds, the mines of Deepwind Gorge serve as a Battleground where victory is measured not in fallen foes, but in gold. High atop the majestic mountains of Kun-Lai Summit, the Tiger’s Peak Arena—training ground of the Shado-Pan—tests the mettle of all who enter its perilous boundaries.

Deepwind Gorge
The war between the Horde and Alliance continues to escalate as both factions vie to claim Pandaria’s resources as their own. Deep within the Valley of the Four Winds, the mines of Deepwind Gorge serve as a Battleground where victory is measured not in fallen foes, but in gold.

In this level-90, 15-vs.15 Battleground, Horde and Alliance players begin at either side of the map and battle for control over three gold mines located centrally in the north, south, and middle.

Capturing a mine begins to add gold to your team’s count, and it continues to accrue as long as you have control of a mine. Controlling more than one mine at a time boosts the speed at which your team gains gold—though it would be wise to be wary of spreading your forces too thin.

The Cart of the Steal
Sometimes the best offense is a good defense, and that holds true within Deepwind Gorge. Each team has a mine cart at their base. If stolen, up to 200 gold will be removed from their total. If players return the cart, the gold will be restored. However, if the cart’s captured, their enemy will receive an additional 200 gold. A stolen cart or two could flip an entire battle on its head and change an inglorious defeat into a resounding win.


Just the Facts
Name: Deepwind Gorge
Location: Valley of the Four Winds
Size: 15 vs. 15
Capture Points: Northern (Pandaren themed), Central, and Southern (Goblin themed) Mines
Mine Carts: Capturing a mine cart will award the capturing team 200 gold per capture
Terms for Victory: 1,600 Gold
New Achievements

The Tiger’s Peak
High atop the majestic mountains of Kun-Lai Summit, the Tiger’s Peak Arena—training ground of the Shado-Pan—tests the mettle of all who enter its perilous boundaries. Combatants will need to take advantage of the looming tiger statues and fenced platforms to gain the upper hand and claim victory.

Delve into the depths with the latest version update!

New battle content known as "Delve" wells up from far below to chew up and spit out players who have completed Wildskeeper Reive and Skirmish content.

In the light of the March 27 update, there have been a bevy of battle-related changes, featuring adjustments to reives, jobs, merit point enhancements to weapon skills, additional tweaks to enmity accrual, and more alterations than you can shake a Yagudo torch at!

Plunge deep into all the details and finally lift the shroud that surrounds this update!

Second Batch of BlizzCon Tickets Sold Out

The second batch of tickets for BlizzCon 2013 is now sold out. If you weren't able to get tickets in the first or second batches, tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children's Hospital of Orange County will be going on sale this Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. PDT (BlizzCon admission included). Coverage of BlizzCon will also be available through the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket—stay tuned for more details.

Keep an eye on the BlizzCon website for updates on panels, exhibits, events, Virtual Ticket info, and more.

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Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic Exhibit

If you’re in the Seattle area or plan to visit soon, you’ll want to head over to the new EMP Museum Exhibit, Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic. Opening on Saturday, April 27, this exhibit focuses on the fantasy genre and how it has evolved and inspired since Tolkien first published The Hobbit in 1937. Among some of the most beloved artwork in fantasy, you’ll be able to check out artwork from Blizzard’s own World of Warcraft and Diablo III. This exhibit will also showcase pieces from iconic fantasy titles such as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and The Lord of the Rings.

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While you’re there, be sure to pet a dragon designed by Seattle Opera, sit atop the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones, and revel in all of the incredible costumes and artifacts from fantasy settings past and present.

You can check out EMP Museum on Facebook or use the hashtag #MythandMagic on Twitter to follow all of the latest news.

Major Payne’s Pet Menagerie: Sunreaver Micro-Sentry

Wow, what a vacation! After working so hard to find challenges for you tamers for the past couple weeks, I felt it was time to take a break, find a majestic place to relax, drink a few Mai Tais, and of course, keep my sword sharpened upon the teeth of vicious creatures. Vacation for me is creating mayhem!

Well, I’ve returned from the Isle of Thunder (yawn), and in my stead, I heard a conglomerate of engineers decided to let you in on a little secret robot pet that’s currently being developed. It looks pretty cool, but I’m sure it’ll be no match for my skills. Nonetheless, I figured I’d better keep with the theme so behold—another nigh-unstoppable bot of ultimate pet battle annihilation—the Sunreaver Micro-Sentry!

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Crithto: Sunreaver Micro-Sentry is just as unique a challenge to others as its larger, more terrifying counterpart. With abilities like Laser—which never misses—coupled with Supercharge, massive amounts terrible, terrible damage can be dished out to your opponent. But if you’re more interested in inflicting lingering pain while laying waste to the battlefield, try combining Call Lightning, Fel Immolate, and Haywire for a devastating three-move combo.

Thanks, pugster!

Let me tell you, tamers, lounging on the rocks in Ihgaluk Crag is just the thing for maximum relaxation. That is until the Haywire Sunreaver Construct decides to stomp all over your Romantic Picnic! Heh, I’m sure if that pile of bolts and gears had emotions, it would have been overwhelmed with regret. That’s fine, considering I taught it the true definition of “defragmentation” after our first encounter. Check out my degree in awesome!

So gather up your sandwiches and dwarven brew—it’s off to the Isle of Thunder for you! Oh look, I’m a poet . . . and now you know it.

CLOSE THOSE GAPING MOUTHS AND GET MOVIN’!!

Come join the discussion about this pet in our Pet Battles forum. You can also learn more about Sunreaver Micro-Sentry by visiting Warcraftpets.com.

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