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Patch 4.2 PTR Patch Notes Now Available
2011/05/02 at 9:54 PM
As promised, the PTR is coming really soon. Like,
soon. Blizzard has hinted at this by posted the first wave of patch notes for it. This is exciting news for us here at Wowhead because it means our database will soon be overflowing with Firelands items and information! Read on to get a peek at what Blizzard has in store for us during this initial set of changes for 4.2. Personally, we think the most interesting change is definitely the crowd control changes because that's been needed for years. We also find the fact that Warriors will no longer require stances for certain abilities pretty interesting for both PvE and PvP situations.
As always, you can check out fully updated patch notes on Wowhead or click the break to read them right here in the post.
News Roundup: May 2nd Hotfixes and Blizzard Daily Posts
2011/05/02 at 9:51 PM
Some hotfixes were just posted for 4.2--a lot of minor quest changes and fixes to things that broke at 4.1's launch, nothing too important. Additionally, we have your roundup of daily blue posts in which they give advice on how to deal with bad players and tease to BoA gear eventually being cross-server at some point in the not too distant future!
Last but not least, there's also long list of all the shiny stuff they've been showing us lately as well which is always worth a second look.
Cenarion Hatchling Giveaway - Comment to Win!
2011/05/02 at 5:47 PM
We here at Wowhead have three
and they need a good home in-game--preferably one that will take them out for a flight around Azeroth every now and then!
All you have to do is tell us what is your favorite vanity pet and why to be entered to win one
. We'll be picking the three lucky owners
tomorrow, May 3rd, at 2PM PDT
and emailing them their codes shortly after.
The rules are quite simple for this mini-contest:
You must be on a US or EU server.
You must have a Wowhead account.
You must comment on this post with your favorite vanity pet. Comments on Twitter and Facebook do not enter you to win.
We reserve the right to disqualify any entry. Other than that there are no restrictions, it's as simple as letting us know what your favorite pet is and why before tomorrow afternoon. Of course, if you already bought one of these hatchlings, you can still enter as well. The more hatchlings the merrier, we say--just give the code you get to a friend!
UPDATE: Contest is closed. Winners were announced
. The post is locked to
Cenarion Hatchling on Sale, 100% of Profits go to Japan Relief
2011/05/02 at 12:51 PM
Blizzard is doing Japan earthquake relief their own way--with a cute in-game pet!
We've been speculating for a while how Blizzard will help Japan out, but none of us imagined they'd do this!
just went up at the Blizzard store for $10 USD with a notification that 100% of the profits for this pet will be going to the Red Cross. Let's hope a lot of WoW players buy this little guy and help out Japan in the process; it's truly a win-win for people who want to donate to a good cause and get a ridiculously cute vanity pet in the process. Blizzard definitely deserves some commendation for putting this out there to help Japan and making sure that
the proceeds go directly to the charity.
Are you buying one? US players can buy one
and EU players can buy one
We also have a minicontest up for this pet
--do not reply to this post to enter, it will not count!
Introducing the latest World of Warcraft companion up for
News Roundup: Ask the Devs #7, Wowhead Contest Winners, and Dungeon Journal Preview
2011/05/02 at 11:51 AM
Ask the Devs just started to take questions for their seventh installment and this time it's all about professions! Let's hope we get some better questions and answers than last week; it'd be interesting to see Blizzard's insight into balancing professions and their thoughts on archaeology in particular. EU players
can ask in this thread
while US players
should ask over here
4.2 Dungeon Journal FAQ
There's a new preview for the new Dungeon Journal feature that's supposed to be hitting World of Warcraft in 4.2. Sadly it doesn't tell us too much--essentially this feature looks like it will provide content a lot of fansites do, showing bosses and their abilities as well as providing an overview of an instance. Seems like it will be great for newer players, but more experienced ones will still prefer to use websites and forums for their information. It should be of an enormous help to pick-up groups, though. We can't wait for more information about it, so here's to hoping it gets a bigger preview soon!
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Blizz Blues - Ep 14 - Noblegarden MVP
2011/04/30 at 9:02 PM
Patch 4.1 has hit the live servers and all
can think about is "gettin him summa dem eggs" during the Noblegarden event before being forced to face the flurry of random bugs and glitches elsewhere in Azeroth.
to watch more episodes!
The Weekly Marmot - Patch 4.1 Survival Guide
2011/04/30 at 3:40 PM
Another major content patch, another survival guide. This week I outline all the major features going in with Patch 4.1, so you don't miss anything!
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
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