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Blizzard's World of Warcraft "Ask the Devs" Global Q+A
2011/03/07 at 11:50 AM
Blizzard is hosting a World of Warcraft "Ask the Devs" Global Q+A, where players can post and vote on questions that will be answered by Blizzard developers! Now's your chance to get your questions in!
As this is a
Q+A, US players can submit questions
and EU players can submit their questions
Be sure to read on for the official announcement as well as the rules and procedures!
Blizzard Posts on Upcoming 4.1 Features (Including Guild Challenges!)
2011/03/07 at 11:37 AM
It looks like Patch 4.1 will include a feature we weren't expecting -
! I'm sure many of you remember the
heated discussion regarding guild reputation
on the official forums a while back, where many players suggested adding guild quests as a method of earning reputation and experience. Looks like Blizzard agreed! We don't have any details yet on these quests or what they'll entail or reward, but you can be sure that as soon as the information is available we'll bring it to you!
Warriors and clothies will be happy to learn that ZA/ZG will also feature appropriately itemized pre-raid ranged slot weapons, something that many players were extremely disappointed over the Justice Points vendor lacking. In addition, as a little something for archaeologists - players will appropriately leveled archaeology will be able to unlock the new Edge of Madness bosses in Zul'Gurub! Players may recall that in Classic Zul'Gurub, this event required an alchemist to farm annoying materials (
Blood of Heroes
, yecch) to create the potion required to start the event. Now, this awesome random b
PST - Episode 19
2011/03/04 at 9:25 PM
Why do healers still prefer Grid to the default raid frames?
Would Blizzard ever make a tanking legendary?
What can I do to make recruitment go smoother?
Some responses to The Weekly Marmot about Trash Mobs
Patch 4.1 - 3D Models - Huge Assortment of Firelands Raid + PVP Weapons
2011/03/04 at 2:55 PM
Wow! We've found a
of new weapon models for you guys to check out, featuring loot from the upcoming (well, patch 4.2)
as well as new PVP weapons! Each item features tons of recolors, so it's uncertain as to which ones will be used when they are assigned to live items. In the meantime, you should definitely check them all out!
Of course, remember that even though these items were found in the 4.1 PTR files, we will most likely not see the items that they are attached to until 4.2 hits the PTRs (unless they start showing us Firelands raid goodies sooner, like those
It's been a while since we've had such a huge assortment of new weapon models to show off and we're really excited to find more as new PTR patches come out, so keep checking the blog! Simply click on any model preview to open a lightbox where you can view the model in Java or Flash. If you need any help using our 3D Model Viewer be sure to check out its
Check out the massive assortment of snazzy new models after t
Upcoming Wowhead Site Maintenance - March 6th
2011/03/04 at 2:30 PM
Next Sunday, the site will be down
! Ohnoes! :(
We'll be temporarily taking the site down for an extended maintenance on
Sunday, March 6th
. Wowhead.com (and all site utilities) will be unavailable from
12:00 AM to 5:00 AM
Users will also be unable to upload using the
during this time. We hope for site functionality to be restored fully when this maintenance is up, and look forward to having all of you guys join us again after this dark time. Don't worry, we'll be here for you.
Who are those maintenance gnomes, anyway?
News Roundup: Blizzard Talks Soulstone, WSG Graveyard Changes, DK Tanking and more!
2011/03/04 at 3:18 AM
In addition to Blizzard's latest statement regarding the recently revealed fact that the
Firelands raid will not come with patch 4.1
, there have been quite a few detailed and informative Blizzard posts lately. Check 'em out!
Latest topics include:
Valor to Justice Points Conversion in 4.2
Soulstone as a Combat Resurrection
An End(?) to Graveyard Camping in WSG
On Preventing Spam Through Chat Limitations
Blizzard's 20th Anniversary Video Contest
Thoughts on the State of DK Tanking
Check out the full Blizzard posts after the break!
Blizzard Says Putting Firelands in 4.1 Would Be "Too Soon!"
2011/03/04 at 3:18 AM
Just a quick Blizzard confirmation on the news we reported last night regarding a recent interview with Eurogamer.net at GDC, in which Blizzard stated that the Firelands raid would not be included in the upcoming patch 4.1!
Check out the original report here!
We will instead be seeing the Firelands raid added as part of patch
By now you’ve seen that the redesigned Heroic five-player dungeon versions of Zul'Aman and Zul'Gurub are on the PTR, featuring all-new boss mechanics, updated epic-level loot, and some rare mounts for players to try to tame.
You may be asking, "where's Firelands?”
Our goal with each major patch release, and especially with each expansion, is to learn from the past and use that knowledge to improve the game as we move forward. One of our biggest regrets in the pacing of Wrath of the Lich King was the Crusaders' Coliseum. The Trial of the Champion 10- and 25-player raid was released while many raiders were still busy with Ulduar, which meant a premature end to Ulduar raiding -- an
PTR Patch 4.1 Notes Updated (3/3)
2011/03/03 at 7:36 PM
Blizzard has updated their official patch notes with many of the changes we were able to datamine earlier in our
post, with a few other surprises.
Some of the highlights are as follows:
has a facing requirement.
's root effect now has diminishing returns.
will generate holy power if is used within 5 seconds of the proc.
Be sure to check out the full list of major class changes after the break!
Firelands Raid Not Coming in Patch 4.1
2011/03/03 at 7:05 PM
According to a post over at Eurogamer.net it seems Blizzard has decided to release patches more often and Firelands will
be in 4.1. Blizzard hasn't said anything official on this but the good news is that they want to push new features sooner, rather than waiting for huge content patches like we are currently used to.
Check out after the break for the full article!
Legendary - The WoW Video Podcast - PTR 4.1
2011/03/03 at 3:51 PM
In this week's Legendary, we cover some of the latest to hit the PTR as well as the surprise Rated BG hotfixes that hit just an hour before the show!
If you don't watch the show live every Tuesday at 9PM PST, you really really REALLY should. This past Tuesday we decided to ride the rockets in Azshara, all 1000 of us. Check the screenshot after the break!
Patch 4.1 - Character Pane Updates + Guild UI
2011/03/03 at 2:00 PM
There are a number of different UI changes being tweaked currently on the PTR, including implementation of a new Looking for Guild tool as well as improvements to the character pane. We've taken a few screenshots of current versions of each of these elements as they exist on the PTR as of this latest build, check 'em out!
The updated character pane now features different buttons to toggle view of your characters stats, titles, and saved item sets!
Click on an image to view larger! :)
Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13707 - Spell Changes
2011/03/03 at 1:21 PM
Another patch has just hit the 4.1 PTR and with it come some unexpected changes!
Notable changes include:
New companion pet:
now has a 3 sec cooldown (down from 6 sec).
now causes and to have a 50/100% chance to remove all movement impairing effects from affected targets when used.
now heals the three most injured targets within its effect for health equal to 4/8/12% of the amount healed by your for every 1 sec for 7 sec.
now also reduces the cooldown of your by 2.5/5 minutes.
will now proc from as well as .
now increases your chance to hit with your attacks by 3%
increases auto attack damage by 40%.
Be sure to check out the full spell changes
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