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News Roundup: Latest Cataclysm Hotfixes, Dungeon Finder Change and more!
2011/04/29 at 8:51 PM
It's FRIDAY. Yet another day of awesome Patch 4.2 previews from Blizzard, including x and y, and a handful of new blue posts as well! Today's posts include the lateest Cataclysm hotfixes, a retrospective on the quality of Trial of the Crusader and a bit of input from Zarhym on just how "friggin' epic" Firelands is going to be. Who cares if there's "only" seven bosses, if those seven bosses and their encounters are
, right?In addition to this reassurance, we've also a few posts about a few 4.1 changes that needed just a bit more clarification. Check 'em out!
Latest Cataclysm Hotfixes (April 28-29)
Some interrupts were still incorrectly missing targets. Wind Shear, Spell Lock, Counterspell, Mind Freeze, and hunter pet abilities Nether Shock and Serenity Dust should no longer miss.
Characters who mount up with a pet bar active should no longer lose control of the pet if they dismount while under the effects of any crowd control.
Divine Aegis will no longer produce a shield if the full heal that should cause it is a
Patch 4.2: Tier 12 Armor Sets for Paladin, Mage, Rogue, Hunter, Death Knight, and Priest
2011/04/29 at 4:25 PM
This is probably the preview we've all been waiting for! Quests and zones are nice, but what everyone really wants to know is how they'll be looking for the next several months. Well, it's a mystery no longer for some classes; Blizzard just released a preview of how tier 12 armor sets will look for
. We'll let the images do the talking and have you form your own opinions in the comments as we're too busy staring at the hunter one and thinking about
--it has an
and that's awesome.
All in all, 4.2 seems to really be living up to the anticipation it built. These recent previews have made it seem like Firelands will be a rewarding patch for raiders; the questlines look epic, the bosses look interesting, and
Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest
looks to be the most complex legendary since
Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian
. Even the daily hubs look engaging--Blizzard seems to have learned its lessons from Argent Tournament Grounds and the Isle of Quel'Danas.
Patch 4.2 Preview: Thrall's Return, World Tree Restoration
2011/04/29 at 11:21 AM
Thrall's back in this new 4.2 teaser released by Blizzard today. However, freeing him won't be easy; you'll have to face elementals as well as Thrall's own past. It's interesting that they chose to bring him back by tying him so closely to the World Tree's restoration, hinging its fate largely on freeing him from his elemental bonds.
It should be exciting to see how it plays out. Personally, we're wondering if this quest will have any room for choices. Blizzard has been alluding to the possibility that phasing in 4.2's new areas will be based on a player's choices, ultimately aiming to make Firelands a very personal experience for players. It would be quite compelling if Thrall were linked to the personalized outcome that they desire, especially given his rich history as a prominent Warcraft lore figure.
Don't forget to check out yesterday's exciting previews:
Patch 4.2: Regrowth & Molten Front Preview
Patch 4.2: Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest Preview
Children's Week (May 1 - 7) Guide, Including 4.1 Changes
2011/04/29 at 10:07 AM
It's been a while since a holiday has gotten a serious rehaul, but
starts this weekend and it's going to change that. This year the event features a redone quest chain for the initial leg of quests that take place in Azeroth, inviting you and your orphan to tour the changes Cataclysm has wrought. There are some clever additions to the questline as well, notably new ice creams that are served up specifically for the holiday at a mage run shop called
Cone of Cold
and dragon kites to fly with your orphan. Both the kites and the shop can be found in each faction's major capital city.
Additionally, there are two new rewards for those pet collectors:
(reward for new Azeroth quest chain) and
(reward for old Outland quest chain). This means if you've done this event every year, you'll still have a reason to check out this year's celebration.
As usual, we also have
a comprehensive guide
to share with the Wowhead community that outlines everything you need to know about the event in a lot of detail.
Children's Week: New Quests Guide
The Regrowth and Molten Front Quest Hubs Preview
2011/04/28 at 8:08 PM
In addition to the
epic Firelands raid
Legendary staff quest chain
, Patch 4.2 will also bring two new daily quests hubs to the World of Warcraft -
! These new areas will feature over 60 new quests, four "unlockable" iLevel 365 gear vendors and will constantly phase the world around you based on personal progress!
Read on for extensive details on these new areas and learn how you can earn your very own awesome
Following the Cataclysm, Ragnaros's elemental minions assaulted Mount Hyjal in a bid to set the ancient World Tree of Nordrassil ablaze. Although the Guardians of Hyjal and their allies heroically repelled this invasion, their work on the sacred mount is far from over. In the newly healed Regrowth, Archdruid Malfurion Stormrage and his comrades have transformed the Sanctuary of Malorne into a staging ground for an assault on Ragnaros's domain: the Fi
News Roundup: BlizzCast 16, Dungeon Journal, 4.2 Game Plan and more!
2011/04/28 at 7:20 PM
In the midst of the flood of 4.2 details they've been sharing, Blizzard have still managed to sneak in some quality posts on their forums. Today's posts include teasers for the in-game Dungeon Journal (a feature previously mentioned at BlizzCon) that will be coming with Patch 4.2, as well as some hope for engineers being tortured by their own devices.
Today also marks the triumphant return of the
(the last one having come out before Cataclysm release!), which is now available in magical
format and includes interviews with Tom Chilton, Dave Kosak and Cory Stockton about Patch 4.2!
We're excited to present the first-ever video BlizzCast, now in beautiful full-motion 2D! (Don't forget to wear your 2D glasses.) We've also jam-packed this episode with juicy information on World of Warcraft patch 4.2. Rob sits down with Game Director Tom Chilton to find out what the patch is all about, Lead Quest Designer Dave Kosak lays out info on the new Firelands quest hub, and Lead Content Designer Cory Stockton spits and flows on Ragnaros and the upcoming raid content.
Blizzard Reveals Legendary Staff: Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest
2011/04/28 at 2:15 PM
Blizzard have finally posted details on the legendary-quality staff coming in Patch 4.2,
Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest
In order to be eligible for the quest chain, a player must first have defeated all encounters of Blackwing Descent, The Bastion of Twilight, and the Throne of the Four Winds, and quest content will require Firelands raid progress (obviously).
Upon completion of the legendary staff, all members of the guild participating in its creation will receive a unique non-combat pet!
In addition to being incredibly awesome (no doubt), the staff also "bestows upon its wielder the ability to transform into a member of the Blue Dragonflight". Whatever this means, it's also incredibly awesome.
What are you waiting for, check out the full preview!
Ever since the death of the Dragon Aspect Malygos, the blue dragonflight has struggled with appointing a new leader. Its members are now torn between the two likeliest successors: Kalecgos, who champions reconciliation with other races; and Arygos, a scion of Malygos who believes that his kind should withdraw from the wo
Want an Amani Battle Bear? Tips and Tricks to Completing the Speed Run in 4.1
2011/04/28 at 1:16 PM
Itching for a new mount or sad you never got an
Amani War Bear
first time around? There's a new
Amani Battle Bear
in Zul'Aman and it can be yours if you follow these tips to shave off a few minutes when clearing the first four bosses and freeing their prisoners. We'll assume you've already acquainted yourself with the basic flow of the instance, either by running it several times this week, reading our
for boss strats or were familiar from the BC version.
Anyway, here are our favorite tricks to beating the timer this early on. You'll only have 25 minutes to get this mount, so listen closely!
4.2 Firelands Preview: Bosses, Dragonwrath, and More
2011/04/28 at 11:18 AM
Blizzard is heating things up with more 4.2 previews after
yesterday's stunning videos
were released. This time, they're here to tell us about each boss in Firelands and tease us a little about the new caster DPS legendary:
Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa’s Rest
. Apparently not only will the legendary reward those who receive it, it will also reward the entire guild with a unique non-combat vanity pet!
But wait--they're not stopping there with this preview! According to Blizzard, besides having seven new bosses, 4.2 will also have new mounts, achievements, guild challenges, and a new tier of gear as well as weapons. All in all, it looks like this is warming up to be a really good patch. Hopefully it will be one that serves as this expanion's Ulduar; memorable and rewarding for all ranges of players.
For ages, the Elemental Plane served its purpose as a secure realm to imprison Azeroth's primordial spirits... until the Cataclysm ruptured its boundaries. Without warning, Ragnaros's armies surged toward Mount Hyjal, intent on burning the World Tr
Latest Cataclysm Hotfixes (4/26 - 4/28)
2011/04/28 at 9:29 AM
Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft: Cataclysm patch 4.1: Rise of the Zandalari. Hotfixes are updates we make on our end without requiring you to download a new patch. Some of the hotfixes below will go live the moment they are implemented, while others may require your realm to be restarted to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. We will continue to update this thread in the days ahead as additional hotfixes are applied. Visit our Bug Report forum for a list of 4.1 known issues.
Disconnecting immediately after dying no longer causes players to lack a Release Spirit button upon logging back in.
Spells or talents which provide pushback protection should now be functioning correctly (i.e.
being active will no longer prevent
Omen of Clarity
from being consumed when it should be.
News Roundup: Undocumented Changes, 4.2 Preview, Conquest Points and more!
2011/04/27 at 9:36 PM
Patch 4.1 has been on the servers for barely 48 hours now and we're already getting previews of upcoming 4.2 content! Are you guys ready? Blizzard CMs have been actively posting on the forums, handling the always expected barrage of unnecessary 4.1 backlash as well as addressing issues that players are having. Today's topics include:
Assorted Undocumented Changes
Patch 4.2 Previews Coming Soon!
Reasoning Behind Changes to Conquest Points
Legendary Staff to Feature Glitter and Puffy Paint
New Lore: Vol'jin Story Available!
Upcoming Bugfixes: Horse Animation, Spell Pushback
Assorted Undocumented Changes
Portals have been added to
allowing players easier access to
Many previously faction-specific
recipes (such as
Kaldorei Spider Kabob
) which were removed with Cataclysm are now trainable from both Horde and Alliance Cooking trainers!
Argent Dawn reputation quest items such as [item
A Guide to Patch 4.1's Vanity Items and a Wowhead Comic
2011/04/27 at 7:56 PM
As our own in-house artist Noxy would be quick to point out, 4.1 isn't all about the trolls and the 353 epics. It's also not just a filler patch meant to tide us over until Firelands. In fact, according to her, the patch is very important--it has a lot of shiny vanity items to play with! From ones you dig up to ones you're lucky enough to adopt, there were a lot of little things added in this patch. Read on for a wallpaper about them and a miniguide of where to find these fun items.
Rise of the Cute Kittens
Noxy was so inspired by the new vanity pets that were introduced that she made a wallpaper for you showing her true feelings towards this patch. Yes, she's awesomely talented. Yes, she should draw more.
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