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    Blizzard teases new mount
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 28, 2015, 6 p.m.

    It's a cat. It's very purple. It kind of gives me a Netherstorm vibe. Blizzard just teased this new mount on the official @Warcraft Twitter account without much of a hint.

    My initial thought was it would be another store mount, but now I think another possibility is a Heroes of the Storm promotional mount. Remember the Hearthsteed mount from Hearthstone? Same thing, except ...

    Around Azeroth: The monster in the well
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 28, 2015, 3 p.m.

    Defender Illona and I were making our usual rounds in my garrison, and when we stopped to smell (and pick) the proverbial roses, one of the ever-present thorns paid us a visit," writes submitter Paladave of Clan Wilkes on Garona (US-A). "Having been denied its pound of flesh, the ankle-biter was not content to merely die and give up its flowery innards. No, these little monstrosities are content with nothing less than poisoning the wells."

    Want to see your own ...

    Breakfast Topic: What do you do when you need a WoW break?
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 28, 2015, 2 p.m.

    World of Warcraft has been running for over ten years now, which is a long time for any game. When we're talking time-spans like that, sometimes you're just going to find you need a break. This doesn't necessarily mean you're leaving for good, but sometimes you just need to shake up your gaming routine and take a break from the daily grind of WoW to avoid burning out entirely. For my part, I took a fairly ...

    Patch 6.1: The latest on Draenor fishing
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 28, 2015, midnight

    Patch 6.1 is on the horizon and if the patch notes are any indication, there are a lot of changes coming our way. Fishing, in particular, is slotted to get a lot of tweaks -- and there have already been some changes to the changes announced in the last patch notes. With the latest changes, fishing throughout Draenor will be streamlined for everyone... though it will still take up an awful lot of inventory space, so be sure to clear ...

    WoW Moviewatch: The Story & History of The Furbolgs
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 27, 2015, 10 p.m.

    Warcraft goes beyond just World of Warcraft, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the game's lore. Sure, you can find out plenty by questing your way through WoW, but there's a lot you won't find without delving into the older RTS games, the novels, or even more obscure sources.

    That's what makes Bellular's lore videos so great: they pull together lore from all sorts of sources to tell you new things about in-game ...

    The Queue: Lumber mill, UI, and Blizzard
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 27, 2015, 7 p.m.

    Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky (@adamholisky) will be your host today.

    Queued up, ready to go.

    Valen asked:

    Easy Q4tQ: do higher tiers of Lumber Mill generate more GR per WO? I assume not, but just wanna make sure.

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    Last Week on Massively: Expansion or riot
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 27, 2015, 5 p.m.

    This post originally appeared on Massively from Editor-in-Chief Brianna Royce. At the end of every week, we round up the best and most popular news stories, exclusive features, and insightful columns published on Massively and then present them all in one convenient place. If you missed a big MMO story last week, you've come to the right post.

    You gotta love a week with tons of huge MMO news! Guild Wars 2 avoided a riot by announcing its first ...

    Around Azeroth: Which of us is the evil twin again?
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 27, 2015, 3 p.m.

    Today's submitter writes, "My gnomish warrior Pie was perusing the various transmog gear vendors when suddenly a strange sensation came over her ... a chill that crawled up her spine like a malfunctioning clockwork gnome hopped up on too much Deeprock Salt. Cautiously she turned around, expecting trouble, and instead she found a tiny death knight, comparing the fluffiness their pigtails. Naturally, Pie won."

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    Breakfast Topic: How much farming is too much farming?
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 27, 2015, 2 p.m.

    There's no MMO -- or game in general, really -- that doesn't have some grinding built in. After all, you need some reason to keep logging in after you've run out of quest rewards and dungeons to clear. But sometimes the grind you go through for achievements and collectables is just too much. So when do you decide that it's time to throw in the towel on your own grinds?

    Right now, I'm working on safari achievements ...

    WoW Moviewatch: ROFLMAO!
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 27, 2015, midnight

    Monday is upon us once again, and since we're all in need of some workweek cheer, we dug into the Moviewatch archives to find this classic from Oxhorn. Sure, this 2007 machinima looks a bit dated, especially when compared with the new models that rolled out in Warlords of Draenor, but it's still darned funny. (Much like the even older Muppet Show skit this machinima is parodying.)

    Go on, we dare you not to laugh. Happy Monday, everyone ...

    Patch 6.1: Shrink your bodyguard down to size
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 26, 2015, 10:30 p.m.

    Thank the Light. If there's one thing that keeps me from using my bodyguards, it's how they get in the way of literally everything I want to click. The problem is even worse if you play a pet class because your bodyguard tends to stay right behind you instead of to your side.

    While exploring my garrison on the patch 6.1 PTR, I was happy to find a vendor in my Barracks that sold me a Bodyguard ...

    Patch 6.1: Traveling the world in search of garrison music
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 26, 2015, 8:30 p.m.

    The jukebox is one of the biggest new garrison features coming in patch 6.1. It allows you to change the default music in your garrison, which is a welcome feature considering how much time I spend in there. Upon completing the simple quest to build your jukebox, you are given a selection of 7 faction-specific music tracks (known as Music Rolls) to get you started. It's a simple as clicking your jukebox and picking a new track as ...

    The Queue: Lightning round
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 26, 2015, 5 p.m.

    Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Alex Ziebart will be your host today.

    Anne had everyone entranced with her tinfoil hat in yesterday's Queue and left us with a serious lack of questions. Today is going to be a simple rapid-fire day.

    Make with the asking!

    xeraphax asked:

    With the changes coming to salvaging, should I keep my crates till 6 ...

    Around Azeroth: I just wanna fly
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 26, 2015, 3 p.m.

    "All other ogron make fun of Thunk at Broken Precipice," submitter Kashume of Legends of Poker on Staghelm (US-A) translates from the original series of thumping noises that constitutes the ogron language. "They said, 'Silly Thunk, you no can fly. Ogron no have wings.' Thunk know better. Thunk up in clouds where he belongs with windrocs. Now only thing Thunk not figured out; how to get down?"

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    Know Your Lore, Tinfoil Hat Edition: The ordering of Draenor and Azeroth
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 26, 2015, 1 a.m.

    The World of Warcraft is an expansive universe. You're playing the game, you're fighting the bosses, you know the how -- but do you know the why? Each week, Matthew Rossi and Anne Stickney make sure you Know Your Lore by covering the history of the story behind World of Warcraft.

    According to various accounts, the Titans have had their hands on almost every inhabitable world in the universe. Certainly Algalon had to keep an eye on more than ...

    WoW Moviewatch: Like Froot
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 25, 2015, 11 p.m.

    Look, I'm going to be perfectly honest here: I have absolutely no idea what's going on in this machinima. I'm not sure if it's telling a story or not, or what that story happens to be. But Like Froot, the latest music video from Youtuber Killercookie, still manages to be hypnotically entertaining, story or no. The bright visuals mix well with the song, which I've never heard before -- but it's now thoroughly stuck in ...

    Patch 6.1: Finally, you can take a S.E.L.F.I.E.
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 25, 2015, 9 p.m.

    I honestly didn't know how much I needed this particular item until I finally managed to snag one on the PTR. Behold, patch 6.1 is bringing us the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera, a marvelous device that finally lets us egomaniacs turn our cameras on the one person in game we care about the most -- ourselves. The camera is a reward from a new, rare level 100 garrison mission called Field Photography -- a four hour mission ...

    The Queue: Anne's Story Hour
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 25, 2015, 7 p.m.

    Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) is answering all kinds of questions today!

    It's Sunday, the day of rest and apparently of rambling on about stories in my head, and as such I'll go ahead and indulge the few people that asked the question below. Don't worry, I've also got plenty of other far more ...

    Sunday Morning Funnies: Muzzled
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 25, 2015, 5 p.m.

    Sunday Morning Funnies is your weekly list of WoW-related web comics.

    This week, in comics: A flamingo. Droppin' coin. Adorable lowbies. Crafting doohickies (doohickeys?). Plus: Dodging dinos!

    In comic news this week, From Draenor With Love has posted the cover for Chapter 5! So glad it's back. If you missed earlier news, and are wondering where some of your favorites are, well, Sara & Kleeyo is on a more sporadic posting schedule, and both Contested Territory and Best in Slot ...

    Breakfast Topic: Do you stack traits on missions?
    on WoW Insider on Jan. 25, 2015, 3 p.m.

    I have a method for follower missions, one that seems to have worked out mostly in my favor -- during the day, I'll complete as many of the shorter missions as I can, logging in to cycle through them once or twice. Before I turn in for the night, I'll queue up all the longer missions, because I know they'll be waiting for me at whatever point I log on the next day. Sometimes, though, I get impatient ...

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