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Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13793 - New Icons, Items, and Spell Changes
2011/03/25 at 12:45 PM
A new PTR patch has just been released and there's a lot of stuff in this one. There are achievement fixes, ability changes, and more; the achievement fixes are something that's been talked about for a while, with things like
finally being removed from the meta of
and most classes getting tweaks to their abilities.
There are also new items to be datamined which we will be getting up shortly in a separate post.
New and Changed Icons
Patch 4.1 - Rise of the Zandalari Official Preview
2011/03/25 at 12:26 PM
Blizzard hit us today with the official content preview for Patch 4.1: Rise of the Zandalari. It's a well-written summary of the threats adventurers will be facing soon and explains what role Vol'jin will be playing and the numerous threats that Stranglethorn contains. It also shows us some of the new vanity drops we'll be seeing.
In years past, the Zandalar tribe, encompassing the wise and scholarly progenitors of the trolls, heroically assisted the Horde and the Alliance with thwarting the nefarious activities of their brethren in Zul'Gurub and Zul'Drak. Yet the chaos unleashed by the recent Cataclysm has reshaped the Zandalari's philosophy about the world and the dwindling remnants of their race. Led by a mysterious prophet known only as Zul, the Zandalari have issued a call to Azeroth's embattled troll populations: unite into a single mighty empire and save their race from extinction.
Thus far, the Gurubashi and Amani trolls have answered the summons and received aid from the Zandalari, allowing them to rebuild their respective capitals in Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman. Not all trolls, however, have so eagerly adopted the Zandala
Latest Cataclysm Hotfixes (March 17 - 24)
2011/03/24 at 8:59 PM
Some more hotfixes went just went live today, though nothing as groundbreaking as
the last batch
. It seems some bugs were fixed and a possible exploit was also fixed. Honestly, you'd think that with the sordid history of NPCs and their spells being stolen by players for other encounters, their buffs disappearing when players zone out would be common sense by now. Well, maybe next time!
Dungeons & Raids
on the final creature of any dungeon gauntlet event should no longer cause the event to reset.
Creatures no longer evade and reset after
effects wear off.
The Bastion of Twilight
On Heroic difficulty,
will no longer sometimes cause
to stop consuming fire elementals.
is now removed when leaving the dungeon.
will no longer cast
as long as he has a target in
BFF Report - DarkSpore
2011/03/24 at 4:27 PM
I'm sure a bunch of you have played Spore at some point in the past, or at the very least, seen videos/previews of it. Well, that same company has thrown down their own DotA/Diablo clone... or did they?
Legendary - The WoW Video Podcast - PvP Q&A - Valor Point Changes
2011/03/23 at 2:34 PM
This week we break down the latest Q&A session from Blizzard, the new valor point system, LFGuild, and more!
Be sure to tune in next week when Gary's casting from his bathroom!
Guild Transfer Option Coming Soon
2011/03/23 at 11:43 AM
Transferring servers as a guild has always been needlessly hard. Your guild bank usually has too much gold to bring over and your guild ranks are disrupted when reformed--and with the guild reputation system that's now in place, it's become an even bigger nightmare. It seems that Blizzard finally intends to do something about this, as today they've announced that there is going to be a guild relocation and renaming feature coming sometime in the future to World of Warcraft.
If nothing else, this should provide some more incentive to take use of free server transfers that are offered time to time. And hey, who hasn't dreamed of renaming their guild before?
We want to give everyone an early heads-up regarding our plan to implement a guild relocation service for World of Warcraft. The idea is for a guild leader to be able to transfer a guild to another realm. The guild structure remains intact, including the guild leader, guild bank, ranks, and guild name (depending on availability).
Guild members who decide to relocate with their guild may initiate their own paid character transfer. Upon a successful transfer they will automatically be par
PTR Patch 4.1 Notes Updated (3/22)
2011/03/22 at 6:56 PM
The PTR Patch 4.1 notes have just been updated!
Notable changes include:
All trade goods available for purchase with Honor or Justice Points from the associated commodities vendors have had their prices reduced by 50%.
s are now available for purchase with Honor or Justice Points from the associated commodities vendors.
Players will now gain proper guild experience rewards for PVP objectives!
Many previously "locked" old-world dungeon objects no longer require keys.
Be sure to check out the full list of major class changes after the break!
The Weekly Marmot - Gear vs Skill
2011/03/22 at 5:57 PM
This week I take a stab at the ever-popular Gear vs Skill debate. Which is more important? Can an undergeared player really outperform others just by the virtue of their own ability? Or is WoW really just a game of numbers, and whoever has the bigger ones wins?
Blizz Blues - Ep 10 - Thirteen Percent!?
2011/03/22 at 3:06 PM
This week, GameBreaker.TV's
shows us how to camp mailboxes (don't do this at home kids!) and also breaks down why things like
needed a nerf following the buff to
.. it all makes sense now!!
Blizzard's Second Q+A Answered, UI Selected for Next Topic
2011/03/22 at 1:32 PM
Blizzard just posted their next set of answers to the
their second global Q+A session they held through the forums
recently. It's mostly a mixture of questions about balance, how PvP has changed from its earlier iterations, and what Blizzard is doing to address PvP in the future. Somehow there managed to not be that much complaining, all things considered!
Of course, there will be more of these sessions coming up in the near future. The topic of user interfaces is slated to be tackled next; starting at 4PM PDT today, Blizzard will field questions from NA players while
they are currently already taking
ones from EU players. We'll edit this post with a link when it goes alive.
Some of the topics of the questions they were asked include:
Death Match Battlegrounds
Will a PvP Guild Ever Progress the Same as a PvE Guild?
The Value of CC in Cataclysm PvP
Hybrid Classes and Their Effectiveness
New Winged Lion Flying Mount "Coming Soon" To Blizzard Store
2011/03/21 at 8:14 PM
Too cool now for your
? You're in luck! Blizzard have just posted a teaser screenshot on
of what appears to be a finished version of the
winged lion mount
which was discovered in the Patch 4.1 files! This mount is apparently "coming soon" to the
! No word yet on price, date of availability, or whether proceeds will benefit any organizations (perhaps maybe for Japan relief?) but we'll definitely keep you guys posted.
Wowhead Introduces Unified Login For Your ZAM Accounts
2011/03/21 at 7:41 PM
Wowhead and other ZAM sites (such as
) will now feature unified login. All of your ZAM Network accounts that use the same email address will have the same master password and premium status. You can even log in to Wowhead with your email address now!
For those without other ZAM accounts, the login process will remain exactly the same.
If you have any other ZAM accounts with the same email address you will need to merge them. The merge process begins the first time you log into any of the affected sites. The first account that you log in with will set the master password for that email address. Thereafter, logging in to any other site with an account that uses the same email address will request a master password so you can merge your accounts.
If you have multiple accounts with multiple different emails, you can also now merge them into one unified account by changing your email address to match. You will be asked for your master password to authorize merging your email addresses. Changing your email address or password on any ZAM site will make similar changes on all other sites you use your unified login with.
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