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  • New World of Warcraft Short Story: Strength of Steel
    A new short story awaits in the updated Destination: Pandaria section of the official World of Warcraft website. Take to the skies in "Strength of Steel."
  • 5.4 PTR Patch Notes – July 29

    Patch 5.4 is now available for testing. This patch includes a brand new Raid, a new area: Timeless Isles, class tuning changes, assorted bug fixes, and more. Get a sneak peek of the features and content in the upcoming patch 5.4: Siege of Orgrimmar on the Public Test Realms (PTR).

The Fantastic Fraulein Mumor Superheroine Stage Show: Performers from Another Land

Happy summer tidings everyone! It's me, Mumor—back and ready to bring smiles to all the sour faces throughout Vana'diel!

My three managers have been working extra hard this year to bring to a super special guest—the amazing, handsome, manly duo known as the Dashing Dreamers—straight from Adoulin!

Way over in that western country, there's an organization knows as the Mummers' Coalition, a place that handles entertainment of all sorts! The Dashing Dreamers were brought to stardom by the coalition's maester, a woman with the funny name of Flaviria.

But I must admit to you, my loyal fans, that I'm a bit concerned. My managers went off to Adoulin to work out the details, but I haven't heard back from them in forever. Gee, I sure hope nothing's gone wrong...

But oh dear! I've got to get back to practicing my routine!
Come on, Uka—Shining Summer Samba!

Read on for more about this year's Fantastic Fraulein Mumor Superheroine Stage Show!

New World of Warcraft Short Story: Strength of Steel

A new short story awaits in the updated Destination Pandaria section of the official World of Warcraft website. Take to the skies in "Strength of Steel."

His whole life, Koak has been searching aimlessly for a way to prove himself as worthy of his clan, the feared Dragonmaw. But with no dragons to whip into obedience, Koak never felt he could live up to his clan’s legacy, until the fateful day his paths cross with a cloud serpent hatchling. Reluctant at first, Koak eventually warms up to the idea that he can forge this young animal into his very own beast of war and prove his worth. But as Koak is about to find out, some bonds are far stronger and enduring than mere obedience… but forging these bonds comes with a price Koak may not be able to pay.

Check out "Strength of Steel" by Raphael Ahad now! The story is also available in PDF, ePUB and mobi formats.

Repeat Login Campaign No. 1 Extended

It has come to our attention that due to technical reasons we will be unable to end the Repeat Login Campaign No. 1 according to schedule. Therefore, we have decided to extend the campaign until Thursday, August 1, 2013, at around 7:00 a.m. (PDT).

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. (PDT) to Thursday, August 1, 2013, at around 7:00 a.m. (PDT)

Click here for further information about Repeat Login Campaign No. 1, including how to participate.

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Major Payne’s Pet Menagerie: Elder Python

There it was, glimmering in a shaft of light that leaked in from a crack cave’s ceiling, just atop a pedestal that looked completely harmless. Who knew such treasures could be found in undiscovered caverns in Uldum? Of course, the moment I grabbed it was the moment every single booby trap imaginable let loose upon me! I ran, I dodged, I even jumped over a giant hole in the floor just as it opened up to try and swallow me. Can’t catch Payne!

Exiting the cave, I bolted through the forest adjacent to the river that ran along the Akhenet Fields. I could just make out the dual-prop idling in the water as I raced through the tall grass. Suddenly, behind me I could hear the cries of a million pygmies! “Ooga booga! Ooga booga!” they cried out. And as if that weren’t enough to send chills up your spine, I immediately began to feel the wind of their poisonous darts whiz by my head. I quickened my pace. “Start the engines!” I yelled. “Start the engines!!”

Whew! Once we got enough air, I could finally relish my discovery. But that elation, too, was short lived, as I could feel something slithering up my pant leg. “What the hell is that??”

“Ooooh, pretty!” Budd replied absentmindedly, and out of the cockpit and over the side he went, leaving me slightly confused . . . and alone with whatever it was. No matter! I was able to parachute to safety using my flowing cape of stupendousness. When I finally reached the ground, I discovered what was trying to hug my hamstrings: an Elder Python! Ewww! I hate snakes!

Need to vomit . . . Crithto, explain . . .


Crithto: Major Payne hates snakes, so your duty is to take your team of pets and find some Elder Pythons on the Isle of Thunder and kill them all. Well, not all. I’d love it you were able to tame one for yourself. Just don’t tell Payne I said this! Now, it should be known these are as mean as they are in stories. They can pack a punch with Slither or Burrow, or whittle you down with their agonizing venom-based abilities like Poison Fang, Huge Fang, or Sting. Careful—some are even known to spit!

I really, really hate snakes. Hate ’em! Just go, get out of my sight, and avenge my grief and the lunch I just lost. WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES?!

Come join the discussion about this pet in our Pet Battles forum. You can also learn more about the Elder Python by visiting

Warcraft Art Updates

Art Gallery update
We've updated our Trading Card Game art gallery to feature ten new pieces. Each image is taken directly from the official World of Warcraft Trading Card Game .

New Blizzard Art

We've added more pieces to our World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Art gallery. Have a look at assorted pieces of stunning artwork that reveal an all-new look at the wonders of the Warcraft universe.

New World of Warcraft Comic
Last but not least, we've added a new community comic to our gallery submitted by Ditzi (Ruthless Crusaders).

The Blizzard Comic Contest Is Here
We’re looking for original comics focused on the Warcraft, Diablo, or StarCraft universes... and we want you to create them. Each month, we'll review your submissions and select one winning comic to receive a prize. We’ll also choose several honorable mentions; winning entries and honorable mentions will be displayed on our comic pages for all the universe to enjoy. You can learn more details about the prizes, read the complete official rules, and submit your comics here.

Be sure to give a shout-out to your favorite pieces in the comments below.

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An Announcement Regarding the Next Version Update

In the version update scheduled for August 6 2013, we will be adding new Seekers of Adoulin missions, introducing the brand-new Monstrosity system, and, at long last, rune fencers and geomancers will be able to obtain their artifact equipment. Additionally, we will be making various adjustments to stats for equipment with item levels, colonization and lair reives, and much more.

Previously, we announced that the August version update would include new skirmishes and that additional adjustments would be made to certain coalition assignments so that bonuses would be granted depending on the distance to the objective. However, these elements will be introduced in an additional version update once they have undergone further testing.

The additional version update will be implemented in late August.

An announcement will be made regarding the details for the additional version update at a later time. We apologize for the delay and will continue to work hard so this content meets its new release date.