A female dwarf in a green santa suit, posing under a christmas tree in Ironforge

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. It's the night before Winter Veil, and whether or not creatures are stirring in your house, that probably means things have quieted down on the WoW front, right? Not as much as you'd think, actually. From release dates for Diablo 3 to lots of class articles to help you keep playing through to Warlords of Draenor, there's lots of stuff to read up on.

Of course, even downtime seems to be taking the day off, as there's no announced downtime for WoW as of this writing, but why not read up on the latest news anyway? If you've the day off, you probably have time, and if you don't have the day off. Well, it's Christmas Eve. Treat yourself to some WoW news on your next break.

Hot news and features

Class news and guides

Dungeons, items, professions, PvP, and more

  • Want to try some PvP? We'll tell you how to get PvP gear right now.
  • Anne looks at one player's collection of Shado-pan Transmogs for all specs and armor types and speculates on the little games and quests we set for ourselves in game.
  • Russian servers will now link up with EU servers for battlegrounds and arenas.
  • Hearthstone recently introduce some nerfs to the mage deck's frost abilities.
  • WoW Archivist looks back at the history of Winter Veil.
  • Oh transmog, how do we love thee? Rossi counts the ways.

Odds and ends

  • Some WoW hackers were recently sentenced to 2 years in prison in China.
  • The in-game store and the webs store are having some currency mixup issues.
  • Wowhead has a new database of in-game sounds.
  • Know Your Lore sums up the lore of classic WoW and the story-telling chops of Blizzard in Mists of Pandaria.
  • Need to talk to Blizzard's customer support? We have some tips for using the customer support live chat feature.
  • The Hearthstone open beta has been delayed, but a whole lot more closed beta invites have been sent out. If you didn't get yours, be sure to check your spam folders, just in case.
  • 15 Minutes of Fame interviews Matt Mercer, a voice actor who has contributed to World of Warcraft by playing some our most beloved servants of the old gods, from General Vezax to Ka'roz the Locust.

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.