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 Maximillian of Northshire - Jun 28, 2016 06:00:00 PM EST

Looking for an adventure unlike any other? Then look no further than the quests of Maximillian of Northshire—one of the most eccentric people in all of Azeroth.

What ho, traveler!

You'll find Maximillian just north of Golakka Hot Springs in Un'Goro Crater, but a word of warning—he's not all there. Maximillian of Northshire also isn't a typical questgiver. He doesn't give you tasks to complete so much as wrap you up in his own personal vision of the odd happenings in Un'Goro Crater.

Maximillian's concerns ultimately ask many more questions than they answer. Even when you play through his story, you'll never truly know:

  • How did he get here from Elwynn Forest?
  • What's he really doing here?
  • Why?

Perhaps that's all just as well. However you feel about the truth, Maximillian of Northshire is great fun to have around. Furthermore, get to the end of his brief questline, and you'll get to choose from these wildly overpowered rewards: Toy Windmill, Maximillian's Shield, Sword of Northshire.

We best not say too much more. Squire! Do something! Throw rocks at it! I have no plan!

You may now ride beside me into the fray!

Faction: Alliance or Horde
Location: Un'Goro Crater
Level: 54
Requires Level: 51
Quests: An Important Lesson, The Evil Dragons of Un'Goro Crater, Damsels Were Made to be Saved, The Spirits of Golakka Hot Springs, The Ballad of Maximillian

 Fire In: A Poll - Jun 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM EST

It’s the hottest time of the year, and the Midsummer Fire Festival is underway. Whether you’re pursuing the Frigid Frostling or Spirit of Summer pets, or you’re after one of the many costumes and toys that are only available this time of year, one thing is sure: you’ll be playing with fire.

Achievements such as Burning Hot Pole Dance can only be completed for a few more days, so we hope you’re fired up to finish—otherwise you’ll have to wait until next summer!

 Warcraft Art Updates - Jun 24, 2016 03:00:00 PM EST

New Warcraft Fan Art
We have sixteen new pieces of fan artwork. Would you like to share your artistic talents with the community? Submit your fan art today!

Elwynn Forrest by Konstantin Turovec

Uther by GASONE
Lo'Gosh by Chen

Evil Wrath by 天同
The Last Battle by Maoyang zhou (David zhou)

Tyrande's night by Maoyang zhou (David zhou)
Wailing Caverns by 天同

Medivh by 陈宣含 (迪塞斯特)
Family Tree by Amanda Kadatz (Weremagnus)

Le tritton by TALUT Roy
Blood Crystal by Thomas Karlsson

Shave and a haircut by Maria Makkonen
The Wintry Weather by Maria Makkonen

Murloc Hunter by Андрей Ромашихин
Lady Jaina by Mery Laura Hernande

Jaina Proudmoore by 高志平 (BigballGao)

New World of Warcraft Comics

Last but not least, we've gathered three comics submitted by David, Brian Christy Burke, and Inkappa.

Send us your comics by the end of each month to be considered. Don’t tarry; eternal fame for your art are only a few panels away!

 Legion Developer Q&A- Thursday, June 30 - Jun 23, 2016 03:00:00 PM EST

Join us live Join us live at on Thursday, June 30, as we sit down with Senior Game Designer Brian Holinka for our next live developer Q&A. He’ll be answering many of your questions on the upcoming Legion PvP updates and changes.

Feel free to submit any Legion PvP-specific questions by posting in this forum thread or via Twitter using the hashtag #LegionQA.

We’re really looking forward to getting the chance to dive in and answer as much as we can — we hope to see you Thursday at 11 a.m. PT!

About the Legion Live Developer Q&As
Every Thursday for the next several weeks, starting at 11 a.m. PT, we’ll be going live on to answer questions submitted by the World of Warcraft community. Each week will feature a different developer, and we’ll be looking for questions that focus on their particular role on the World of Warcraft development team.

This week we sat down with Senior Developer Paul Kubit to answer your questions on Legion Professions. If you missed the live Q&A, don’t worry. We have you covered. Watch the VoD below to catch up on what you missed.

We’re really looking forward to getting the chance to dive in and answer as much as we can, so we hope to see you again next Thursday at 11 a.m. PT!

About the Legion Live Developer Q&As

Every Thursday for the next several weeks, starting at 11 a.m. PT, we’ll be going live on to answer questions submitted by the World of Warcraft community. Each week will feature a different developer, and we’ll be looking for questions that focus on their particular role on the World of Warcraft development team.

 Achievement Hunting: Salty You - Jun 23, 2016 01:00:00 PM EST

Achievements in World of Warcraft are both a record of your accomplishments and a window into the memorable moments that await you. Every achievement tells a part of your story—but if memories aren’t tangible enough for you, a few come with rewards such as pets, titles, and even mounts. You can see why so many people love to go achievement hunting.

Come On In, the Water’s Fine

You can fish up a lot of achievements in World of Warcraft, and most of them require some dedication and effort, so it’s best to make a plan. Yes, you’ll earn the odd achievement here and there if you repeatedly drop a hook into the various waterways of Azeroth and Draenor, but there’s much more to it than that!

Diplomacy for Fish

This first achievement is surprisingly tricky. If you belong to the Alliance, you’re required to sneak into Orgrimmar and catch something. If you belong to the Horde, you’ve got to successfully fish something up in Stormwind.

You’re well advised to take it slow. Pick the spot you want to go to, and then scout that part of the city from the outside. If you simply mount up and fly into the enemy’s capital city, you’re going to have a bad time. There are well-armed guards both on the ground and in the skies, and they’re looking for intruders like you. Pay attention to their patterns and you’ll find opportunities to slip past.

Master of Coin

In Dalaran, there’s a fountain. It’s a fountain filled with coins.

You can fish for them.

Now you might ask why you should take the time required to earn A Penny for Your Thoughts and Silver in the City and There’s Gold in That There Fountain, and you’d be right to ask. The answer is, of course, a shiny new toy for your Toy Box: the Titanium Seal of Dalaran.

Angling for Accomplishments

Now you’re well on your way to earning an excellent title:

As you can see, there are many steps to becoming “Salty Yourname.” Perhaps the most challenging is the Master Angler of Azeroth achievement. It requires that you finish in first, second, or third place in the weekly Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza.

That’s no small feat, and you only get one quick shot at it each week. Things get particularly interesting on PvP realms. Perhaps you should take a friend to watch your back while you cast away.

Fishing can be very rewarding, and it’s much more than a way to pass the time in Azeroth. Each achievement required for Accomplished Angler will take you places and give you stories to tell. Sure, some of them will be stories about the one that got away, but it was a really big one. The biggest fish you ever saw. . . .

 Cataclysm Timewalking Bonus Event is Underway - Jun 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM EST

For a few days, adventure back in time to Deathwing’s shattering of Azeroth. Cataclysm Timewalking is available through Monday.

When you queue up for Cataclysm Timewalking, you’ll find yourself heading into:

Vendors in Dalaran, Shattrath, Orgrimmar, and Ironforge are waiting to take your hard earned Timewarped Badges in exchange for all sorts of wondrous rewards such as mounts, transmog gear, and commendations that increase your reputation with Burning Crusade, Northrend, and Cataclysm factions. You should also pick up the event-only quest “A Shattered Path Through Time” in your Garrison. It rewards a Seal of Inevitable Fate and an Iron Fleet Treasure Chest when you complete five Timewalking dungeons.

Which of the six Cataclysm dungeons do you like the most?

 Toy Box Tuesday: You Can Stand the Heat - Jun 21, 2016 06:00:00 PM EST

We're building a fire and then playing with it in this week’s Toy Box Tuesday —a weekly piece in which we feature a few toys that you may want to add to your collection.*

Cozy Up

During the Midsummer Fire Festival, as you travel the worlds to visit many fires, you’re going to collect Burning Blossoms. This is the currency for many of the rewards of the Festival, and you’ll want to spend 350 of them on a Cozy Bonfire.

It’s a toy that stands as an upgrade to your simple campfire and it provides the same benefits (+4 to Spirit, allows cooking), only it’s quite large. As you know, bigger is always better.

Now we’re cookin’.

You Can Dance If You Want To

Earning another 350 Burning Blossoms will require that you visit so many distant corners of the world that you’ll want to take a break when you’re done. Have a nice meal. Maybe go dancing.

The Brazier of Dancing Flames provides you with a sultry, fiery little dancer on a plinth. What’s remarkable about this toy is all of the ways there are to interact with it. You do interact with your toys, right?
Once you’ve acquired this one, try targeting it and then doing different emotes. For a next-level experience with the brazier, try using other toys while it’s active. Dance the night away!

What? Doesn’t everyone dance like this?

I’m Burning For You

Our final toy objective this holiday costs a whopping 500 Burning Blossoms, and it’s worth every single one.

The Burning Defender’s Medallion turns you into a blazing, armed revenant of fire! What’s more, you get to stay in this form through most activities.

Like the Cozy Bonfire and the Brazier of Dancing Flames, you can purchase the Burning Defender’s Medallion from Midsummer vendors in all major cities. Don’t miss your chance this year, as the holiday ends on July 5.

"Yes, a fire can wear armor and wield a sword."

If you’ve just started your toy collection as of our first Toy Box Tuesday, then adding these toys to your collection will put you at 24/50 toward the first Toy Box Collection achievement, Having a Ball.

*What’s the Toy Box?

Players will find the Toy Box within the Collections interface, which can be accessed via your lower nav bar or by the keyboard command Shift-P. To add a toy to your collection, simply right-click it in your inventory. Once added to the collection, you’ll be able to access it at any time within the Toy Box interface. For additional information and tips on getting started on your collection, check out the guide on Wowhead.

 The Midsummer Fire Festival has Begun - Jun 21, 2016 02:00:00 PM EST

The festivities have begun as the citizens of Azeroth and Outland celebrate the hottest of seasons by playing with fire! Celebrate the holiday from June 21 through July 5.

Brilliant bonfires have been lit to rekindle peoples’ spirits and ward off ancient evils. Each year, new guardians are chosen to watch over the sacred flames and ensure that they are never extinguished.

Called "flamekeepers," these chosen few request the aid of brave adventurers to traverse the land and journey into the dark recesses of Azeroth's dungeons. It is rumored that any heroes who are willing to brave the terrors placed before them will be rewarded for their efforts through the power of the flames.

The Midsummer Fire Festival is one of the most PvP-heavy events in the land, so strap into your gladiator gear and get ready to desecrate or defend the Midsummer bonfires.

For more, check out Wowhead and Wowpedia’s guides to the event.

 Necropolis Mine: A Poll - Jun 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM EST

Exactly ten years ago today, on June 20, 2006, Patch 1.11.0 -- Shadow of the Necropolis – brought Naxxramas to Azeroth. Intrepid raiders who ventured inside faced over a dozen boss challenges spread out through five wings of Scourge terror.

From Thaddius to Heigan the Unclean to Instructor Razuvious, Naxxramas has something for everyone, and ten years later, many players still reminisce about their first time clearing the entire dungeon. It’s an instance that neatly divides into differently-themed sections. Which part did you like best?

 Watch the Cup 1 VoD of the NA Arena Qualifiers - Jun 18, 2016 01:00:00 PM EST

The Road to BlizzCon is back! Registration has closed and the teams are set to begin Cup 1 and the first rounds of play in the North American Qualifiers for the 2016 World of Warcraft Arena World Championship.

If you missed all the action, don't worry. We have you covered with the VoD.

Saturday saw the Round of 8 in this Qualifier, with a total prize pool of $6000 up for grabs, and the top two teams will advance to the Americas Regionals later this year. Cup 2 and Cup 3, two more North America Qualifiers are coming on July 2 and July 16.

MLG has everything else you need to know on their Gamebattles site, and don’t forget to follow GCDTV on Twitter for all the latest information on the Road to BlizzCon.