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Legendary - The WoW Video Podcast - Cataclysm Release Party
2010/12/14 at 4:23 PM
It took us a long time to get all 4 hours condensed down to a solid two hour, two part show, but it's here!
Watch the extended trailer:
Then take the
jump into the whole swahoozlebees
(yeah, I went there)
Also, be sure to catch us on
again tonight at 9PM PST to talk about everything thats broken in Cataclysm.. and Athene :|
Holy Paladin Nerfs Explained
2010/12/14 at 4:12 PM
Nethaera just jumped on to the official forums to let us know about a holy paladin nerf:
no longer generates Holy Power when used with
Light of Dawn
isn't healing for as much.
Looks like paladin healers were spamming Holy Light on the tank to build up Holy Power, then using Light of Dawn to heal the rest of the raid for free.
These hotfixes were intentional and we wanted to share more information about the "why" for you all here:
Mana is supposed to matter for healers, and in the case of Holy paladins, that just wasn’t happening. We were seeing raid groups attempting to learn new bosses where the other healers were out of mana while the paladins were still at 90% of mana. We also thought the experience of paladins healing harder heroic dungeons was inconsistent with that of other healers, or our design intent. We thought it was only a matter of time before groups started going out of their way to stack paladins for raids or recruit them for dungeon runs, which of course is not our intent. For this reason, we thought it was important to address this point now rather than sitting on it until a fut
The Weekly Marmot - Preparing for Cataclysm Raiding
2010/12/14 at 3:29 PM
This week, as everyone starts to hit level 85, I go over some of the most important steps to take to get yourself ready for Tier 1 Cataclysm raiding. It's not just gearing up in heroics, kids!
Also, I introduce my most favoritest newest best friend EVER.
PvP Season 9 Has Begun
2010/12/14 at 2:10 PM
The first PvP season of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is underway! Players are now able to compete in level-85 Rated Arenas for top gear, items, and titles -- and for the first time ever, they can enter level-85
to fight for the same rewards available through Arenas, along with the original World of Warcraft PvP titles. Players can also participate in unranked
, skirmishes that allow Battleground and Arena teams to hone their skills against opponents of their choosing -- even if they're in the same faction. So prepare yourselves, aspiring Grand Marshals and High Warlords, as the struggle between the Horde and the Alliance is about to get bloodier.
Latest Cataclysm Hotfixes Now Live!
2010/12/13 at 9:32 PM
Another day, another batch of hotfixes! Blizzard is clearly working around the clock to correct issues players are experiencing since Cataclysm, and I must commend 'em for it, even though they
been stealth nerfing things here and there.
Some noteable changes/fixes include:
Players should always be properly granted credit for completing the "Defending the Rift" quest event. (Vashj'ir)
Guild experience caps were being hit faster than expected. As a result, guild experience gained through questing has been reduced. (
See our blog
The droprates on all Bind-on-Equip items in Cataclysm dungeons have been reduced.
Disenchanted green items are now giving more materials as the item levels increase. This change also ensures armor items give dust more often than essence, and that weapons give more essence than dust.
and most importantly
Sheep packs no longer instantly respawn. (Uldum)
That's right, no more straight cheesing
Critter Kill Squad
Check out the latest
Extensive Tier 11 Guide Added To Cataclysm Guide
2010/12/13 at 9:08 PM
Just a quick note to mention that we've updated our
with a new section detailing the
Tier 11 armor sets
in full detail! Find out how to get all of the newest tier pieces, try 'em out on your favorite classes with our 3D Model Viewer and review set bonuses and other valuable information!
Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be over here still grinding dungeons to get my peasant druid into Heroics.
TankSpot's Guide to Magmaw
2010/12/13 at 8:01 PM
More videos from our friends at
! This one is a guide to
Once again, you can join us after the break for the transcript!
New Feature: Currency Pages!
2010/12/13 at 7:48 PM
We've added a new feature to the database:
You can now view a complete list of all the different currencies that are available in the game. Each currency has a short article explaining what the currency is and how to get it, and tabbed lists of everything you can buy with that currency, and any quests that reward the currency.
if you're confused about the way that
work, check out the db pages for all the info!
TankSpot Cataclysm Raid Videos - Argaloth and Omnitron
2010/12/13 at 3:21 PM
We've got some fresh new Cataclysm raid instruction videos from our friends at
! The first video features the new PVP raid boss
, a fierce pitlord who can be battled in
! We've also got an extensive look at the
Omintron Defense System
, a new council-type encounter which is the the first players will face in the new
Be sure to check out the full video transcripts after the break!
Blizzard Launching "War Games": PvP Practice Matches
2010/12/13 at 1:01 PM
Blizzard is implementing a
system—a system broadly similar to the old Arena skirmish system.
Basically, with a simple text command, you can now start a "War Game" against another group in a battleground, or another arena team, the matches don't actually count for achievements or currency rewards, and you can only initiate them against other people on your realm—but it's a great way to test out new players in PvP, or hold grudge matches against old enemies.
The new system opens up with Arena Season 9!
The full blue post is after the break, complete with a Q&A.
Normal Loot Upgraded for Blackrock Caverns and Throne of the Tides
2010/12/13 at 3:53 AM
Astute Wowhead users will have actually caught this before I did—Blizzard has upgraded all the loot from Normal
Throne of the Tides
. The old items were ilvl 279, and have now been upgraded to ilvl 308.
You can see a full list of the changed items here:
It's a good thing, too. I've got to tell you, considering the fact that quest greens in
were already ilvl 272, 85 blues coming in at only ilvl 279 was a little odd—and it made it REALLY difficult to collect the gear necessary to meet the gear requirement for heroics.
I wonder if all future changes are going to be this...unannounced?
News Roundup: TankSpot Attack! Archaeology Guide, PST, Normal/Heroic Tol'vir
2010/12/13 at 1:01 AM
Our friends over at
went on a posting spree this weekend! Boy, you take one day to go decorate your Christmas tree, and then BAM!
In any case, we've got a bunch of new stuff here! We have an Archaeology guide, guides to the Normal
Heroic versions of the
Lost City of the Tol'vir
, and Lore's latest episode of PST!
All the videos are on the appropriate DB pages under the
tab, and you can watch them all here after the break!
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