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PTR Shows New Daily Dungeon System + New Wowhead Feature: Event Calendar
2011/03/17 at 6:15 PM
There are a lot of in-game events nowadays. There are Call to Arms for battlegrounds some of us still haven't set foot in, the Darkmoon Faire is always coming and going, and then there are things like actual holidays and fishing tournaments. Keeping track of them can be confusing--or at least it
confusing. That all changes today as we've now added
an event calendar
to Wowhead that will show you what's going on in Azeroth right from the comfort of your own browser.
Since it was an otherwise slow day, we also hopped on the PTR to confirm whether or not the daily dungeon had been changed--and it has! Players will now be able to do seven dungeons a week instead of one dungeon per day. Cue sighs of relief from everyone, I'm sure. I'd personally rather do seven dungeons in a row with a group of guildmates over the weekend than squeeze one in every day.
There were some new graphic setting options[
Latest Cataclysm Hotfixes (March 2 - 16)
2011/03/17 at 3:49 PM
It's been so long without Cataclysm hotfixes, I almost missed these! *runs away and hides*
Just a few new hotfixes since March began, as I'm sure Blizzard is extremely busy preparing for patch 4.1 and may finally be running out of things to hotfix in patch 4.0.6 (though I'm sure many of you guys will quickly and eagerly tell me how very wrong I am about that). There's still some time before 4.1 hits so we'll probably see a lot of necessary changes either making their way live or being implemented with the next patch!
This latest batch of hotfixes includes some modifications to Heroic difficulty
encounters, as well as few other fixes (no more cheesing the flag in
, no more kiting
). Check 'em out after the break!
BFF Report - Gods and Heroes - WoW Killer?
2011/03/17 at 2:20 PM
Okay, maybe not..
Gods and Heroes is a Roman Mythology based MMORPG, complete with bath houses, floating heads and all. The game is currently in beta and doesn't have an announced release date, but I'm sure it'll be sometime late summer... assuming you're looking to fill that void in your gaming regimen that's lacking in SPPPARRTTAAAAA!!!
Check out the BFF Report after the break!
Legendary - The WoW Video Podcast - Buff Mages More Plz
2011/03/17 at 1:01 AM
Gary Gannon is hosting the show from the new GameBreaker.TV studio, and the close up cam is obviously not close enough.
Lots of stuff to cover this week:
Ask the Devs.. Oh, GG Post Cap.
Darnell Full Nelsons Blizz. Blizz Proceeds With Banning Bots.
Mages Get a Much Needed Buff :|
Titan, Yogg-Solo, and more!
Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13750 - 3D Models (Lions and Ice Cream and Bears, Oh My!)
2011/03/16 at 4:20 PM
That's right -
. There weren't very many new models this patch but the ones that were included definitely stand out. In addition, we've (also) decided to post the winged lion model that you may have already seen floating around other sites. This model was actually added a few builds ago but looks rather unfinished at this time. We will, of course, post an updated version as soon as its available. So... what do you think it is?
In addition to the lion, we've also got a new Amani Bear model which is simply a recoloring of the old
Amani War Bear
. No word yet on whether or not this is the finished version of the upcoming , or simply a dungeon NPC or otherwise, but judging by the fact that the Zul'Gurub raptor looks to have gotten a recolor as well, this may be the case. Laaaaaaaaaaame. Oh, well!
Also, ICE CREAMS. OM NOM NOM.
Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13750 - Karazhan Maps Finally Here
2011/03/16 at 5:29 AM
When we were hit with
a lot of new maps last week
unexpectedly, everyone kept asking where Karazhan was. The answer was apparently in this build.
more maps after the break--you didn't forget how big Karazhan is, did you?
Also, it looks like the new boss in
that was added in last weeks set of maps is now removed which means this patch is definitely on track to be released before the new arena season starts.
Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13750 - New Icons, Items, and Spell Changes
2011/03/16 at 4:14 AM
A new PTR patch has just been released. There have been the usual things you've come to expect--tooltip fixes, minor spell tweaks, and so on--mostly in response to last night's
PTR Patch Note update
. However, in this build there are also new items datamined, new icons, and some new maps which we'll cover in another post.
Notable changes include:
New items like , , and have been added--these look like archaeology finds to me! Perhaps Blizzard is making good on their word to add new things for us to dig up
A new glyph for the
Some more evidence that a redone Silithus coming very soon, with a new quest item () and some new quests like
Midsummer Fire Festival
got its items buffed up to respectable ilevel of 353 as well: , , , , , and
was added to make the rare drop,
Reins of the Grey Riding Camel
, give a FoS and a
PTR Patch 4.1 Notes Updated (3/15)
2011/03/15 at 8:29 PM
The PTR Patch 4.1 notes have just been updated with some interesting class and raid encounter changes!
now reduces Arcane Explosion's mana cost by 25/50%.
now ignores 50% armor in PvP but still 100% in PvE.
can be done as a 10v10 Rated Battleground.
Be sure to check out the full list of major class changes after the break!
Site Updates: Anvil and Forge Tracking, Polls for Premium
2011/03/15 at 5:41 PM
Sometimes things are hard to find in World of Warcraft. It's a common fact that things like the location of certain
have been the bane of WoW players existence for years. It was easy when Dalaran was our home, but Cataclysm just had to go and change that. Now they're scattered to the wind and if you're outside your faction's main capital city, all bets are off to where you might get your crafting done.
Luckily, the Wowhead staff implemented a quick update today that lets you find them in two different ways. Firstly, Wowhead now lists anvils and forges by their zone location when
you look them up
. Once you click on the anvil or forge and then the zone, a map will pop up with its location. Of course, we understand that looking up an object can be too much work. This is why you can also go to a zone instead and use the 'Show on Map' button to immediately have any existing anvil or forge be revealed on the zone map on its page. That's right, you don't even have to leave the page--try checking it out in either
to see the change in
The Weekly Marmot - Dealing with RNG
2011/03/15 at 4:49 PM
Tank dead? Blame the RNG. Got stuck in the fire? Blame the RNG. Burnt your pizza? Yeah, total RNG fail. Right guys? Right?
Yeah, no. Let's talk this one over a bit. This week, I talk about how dying to random happenstance is... well, still your fault. Buckle up kids; let's do this thing:
Blizz Blues - Ep 9 - AndroBots in Ya'lls BGs!
2011/03/15 at 4:48 PM
We probably all agree that botting feels as though it's out of control, especially in battlegrounds. It's like we just can't mark them all afk fast enough to really make a noticeable difference, right? Thankfully, Darnell shares our grief and is here to give us a breakdown on various bot behavior so we can "getsta stompin' dat.."
Cataclysm Leveling Flow Guide: 1-60
2011/03/15 at 2:52 PM
Cataclysm tore the world asunder and redefined Azeroth--Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor will never be the same. However, as exciting as it's been to watch this all unfold, it also means that it's harder than it was before to get back into the groove of things if you have taken a break. Even starting a new alt can be a mystifying journey since all the zones have been returned and the landscape changed. Darkshore was hit with tragedy, the Barrens is split in two, and tensions have never been higher in Silverpine Forest. There’s too much to take in and it's hard to know where to start sometimes.
But don't worry--that's what we're here for, right? In addition to having
a lengthy guide to the Cataclysm changes
in our Cataclysm section of Wowhead, this post will get you up to speed on the general leveling progression of World of Warcraft for levels 1-60.
Find out where to go, what zones you shouldn't pass up, and more after the break! We've even included some fun items to hunt for to give you reasons to check out certain zones over others!
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