Major Payne’s Pet Menagerie: Perky Pug

Sitrep: You’ve had plenty of time to work off food comas from the recent holidays, exercise your minds and bodies, and get a taste of the Celestial Tournament. Now it’s time to test your strength, cunning, and ability to not be eaten by a tiny little puppy! Oh, you might survive for a little while. Maybe you’ll even get to the point where I finally get to see some of the results of your training in action—but I’m betting you still get eaten!!

And there will be no moaning and complaining! I don’t care if you’re Horde or Alliance—this assignment is meant to challenge you and show how far you’ve come since we began honing your skills as a Pet Battler. I guarantee you, if you pass (also known as “survive”), the heavens will rain glory upon you, heralds in cities across Azeroth will shout your name out of sheer respect, and leaders of every faction will salute you with honor whenever you pass by.

Actually, none of that is going to happen. Haha, you should see your face right now!

Deep in the heart of Stormwind castle resides a furry monster with awful breath, a spikey harness, and a curly tail. Your test is to go there, find this menace, and challenge him to a fight! You’re not allowed to scream!

Here’s the miniature puff-ball now to give you some more details.

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Crithto: This is the most awkward moment of my entire life. Uhem . . . if you wish to own a Perky Pug, you’re going to need to p.u.g. your way to victory. Simply earn the achievement Looking For Multitudes, and this handsome, charming, fantastic-smelling, cheerful fella will be delivered to your mailbox. Once properly trained, you’ll be able to take advantage of hard-hitting abilities like Comeback and Trample. This amazing animal also has great survivability when you use Buried Treasure and Burrow. As for Payne’s test, there’s not much I can say other than your chances of success are much greater should you bring bacon. Or is it the other way around?

No friends, no trickery, no whining, no crying—those are the rules! One of you goes in, one of you emerges triumphant. But if I see Crithto scampering around the canals seconds after you’ve gone in, then I’ll know you’re not ready to take on the big challenges. Oh yes . . . they get much bigger!

GO GET YOU SOME PUG!

Come join the discussion about this pet in our Pet Battles forum. You can also learn more about the Perky Pug by visiting WarcraftPets.com.

Warcraft Art Updates

Art Gallery update
We've updated our art gallery to feature ten new pieces.

New Warcraft Fan Art
The World of Warcraft Fan Art Section has been updated with one new piece of fan artwork.

Would you like to share your artistic talents with the community? Submit your fan art today!

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 Tarmok

Make Comics, Win Fabulous Prizes!
Do you love to create comics? Have you been known to geek out on Warcraft, StarCraft or Diablo? Then listen up! We’re looking for some original comics based around our franchises, and we want YOU to create them. You could be rewarded for your hard work. Each month, we’ll review all submissions, and select one winner to receive an awesome prize:

  • January: Art of Blizzard Book Standard Edition [Hardcover] (submit by 1/31/2014)

We'll also choose several honorable mentions, because we know you guys are going to wow us (see what we did there). All mentions and prize-winners will be featured on our comic page for the entire universe to enjoy.

Full submission rules and contest FAQ can be found here. Send us your comics by the end of each month to be considered. Don’t tarry; wealth and eternal fame for your art are only a few panels away!

Blizzard Stream Awards, Powered by Twitch

2013 was a great year for the Twitch streaming community, and many Twitch streamers have dedicated themselves to creating unique content based on Blizzard games. In recognition of their efforts, Blizzard is proud to announce the 2013 Blizzard Stream Awards powered by Twitch. These awards will provide recognition and cash prizes for the best Blizzard content streamers of 2013.

Award nominees will be announced on Thursday, January 30, and award winners will be announced on Friday, February 7, right here on Blizzard’s official community sites and on Blog.Twitch.tv.

For a list of awards categories and to learn how the 2013 Blizzard Stream Awards powered by Twitch works, check out the breakdown below.

How It Works

  • Award Categories: Together Blizzard and Twitch have established 14 unique award categories representing streamers from four Blizzard franchises (Diablo III, Hearthstone, StarCraft II and World of Warcraft). Half of these categories are data-driven (example: Most number of hours streamed for Blizzard titles in 2013) while the other half are qualitative categories that will be voted on by you, the community (example: Favorite community show of 2013).
  • Prizes: In this program, Twitch will distribute a prize pool of approximately $45,000 for 2013 Twitch partner streamers, and prizes will be distributed evenly to each award category.
  • Implementation: Voting will occur for the seven poll categories through Wednesday, February 5, 2014, via the polls linked below. After voting has closed, we will announce the winners of both the polled categories and the data-driven categories.
  • Rules: To qualify for the 2013 Blizzard Stream Awards presented by Twitch, you must be a Twitch partner streamer who streamed game content from one of the four Blizzard franchises (Diablo III, Hearthstone, StarCraft II, and World of Warcraft) between January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.

Poll Categories

Please vote for your favorite Blizzard content streamers.

Data Driven Categories

We will announce the categories, winners, and runners-up for seven data driven categories of awards next week. These are being tabulated by Twitch’s glistening army of robots and number crunchers.

Thank you to everyone that streamed or watched Blizzard games on Twitch in 2013. Support your favorite personalities by following the links above and voting, and please continue to watch their streams on Twitch in 2014. If you'd like to share your unique personality and gameplay experiences, we encourage you to become a Twitch partner. Visit this link for more information.

World of Warcraft News

World of Warcraft News Feed

  • 5.4.7 PTR Patch Notes – Jan 28

    Patch 5.4.7 is now available for testing on the Public Test Realms (PTR). Please keep in mind that the notes below are not final, and details may be subject to change before the release of patch 5.4.7.

    Be sure to visit our PTR Discussion forum to discuss the patch, and the PTR Bug Report forum to report any issues or errors.

  • 5.4.2 Hotfixes: January 28

    Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft Patch 5.4.2. Hotfixes have been listed by the date they've been implemented or as a compiled list by category.

  • World of Warcraft: Azeroth by the Numbers
    Curious about the faction breakdown among the 500 million characters you’ve created? Wonder how many instances your fellow adventurers run every day, or which pet is the most popular? Take a look at World of Warcraft’s first official infographic for some fun and surprising never-before-seen facts about the game.

Rest Ashored, Love is in the Garden!

Today is Valentione's Day! Tomorrow is Valentione's Day! The day after tomorrow is Valentione's Day!
It's happy Valentione's Day every day until you finally receive your chocolate, kupo!

Now that the day has arrived, kupo...

Send a gift to that special person in your life to showyour affections, kupo!
Now is the time for Valentione's Day.
A chance that only comes once a year, kupo!

Yet, perhaps some are feeling a bit too shy to give their chocolates.
And perhaps others are experiencing constant anxiety waiting to receive theirs.
It can be a nerve-racking time, or so I've heard, kupo.

Not to worry – we moogles are here to help adventurers such as you, kupo!

What's important is courage, kupo.
Gather up all you can muster, and let's meet Valentione's Day head-on!
Leave it up to Mog Mail for all your chocolate delivery needs!

And you know...
Sometimes even moogles wish for an occasional chocolate from their masters, too...

Ahem.
I-it's nothing, kupo! A little truth just slipped out, that's all, kupo.

Well then, have a great Valentione's Day!

To read more about a certain Mog Garden incident that even slipped by the ever-helpful moogles' notice, look here.

World of Warcraft: Azeroth by the Numbers

From the rise of Onyxia to the fight for Pandaria, more than 100 million of you across the globe have visited Azeroth since the first realms went live in 2004. We’ve gathered some epic statistics to show what you’ve been up to all this time.

Curious about the faction breakdown among the 500 million characters you’ve created? Wonder how many instances your fellow adventurers run every day, or which pet is the most popular? Take a look at World of Warcraft’s first official infographic below for some fun and surprising never-before-seen facts about the game.

We hope everyone enjoys this glimpse at the inner workings of Azeroth—feel free to find and share it on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for being a part of World of Warcraft’s history, and here’s to new adventures with you in Warlords of Draenor!

If you'd like to view the infographic in a separate window, click here.

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