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Next Time, on WCI: Wowhead Code Investigators
2010/04/16 at 2:31 PM
Deep within The Datamines, the WCI team will be up against one of their most difficult challenges yet:
The Case of the Client and the AVG LinkScanner
> TheOnyx, Skosiris
> they were able to tell the exact problem
> using the same constants/functions the client actually uses
> the cool part is they spent their time doing that
> and all we have to do is fix
> mystadio: i'll kick to you and thank them
> i like how they say we need to fix our code
> lol wow
> Developers of Wowhead client, please check and fix your source code.
> It looks like we have to go back
BFF Report Episode 24: Farmville?
2010/04/15 at 7:27 PM
A little while ago,
held a showdown for game developers called
. Those of you who participated may have noticed that our beloved
made it precisely as far in the standings as...
Mike B aka Fony
takes us into the deep, dark depths of Facebook gaming to teach us what this whole
thing is all about!
Some Celestial Steed Numbers
2010/04/15 at 6:07 PM
So I was speaking with
, who has been doing some math about the release of the
mount pictured to the right.
His friend entered the queue for a mount, and at the time the queue was at almost exactly 100k, and the stock ticked from 91% to 90% as he watched. When it ticked down to 89%, there were 46k in the queue. That's around 54,000 mounts for every 1% of the total stock—or, I would guess, about 5 million total mounts.
So this means that every 1% of the stock, they've sold 50k mounts at $25 a piece. That's $1,250,000. At the time of this writing the queue was at 88%—making that $15,000,000 so far—
and that's just in the United States.
Cataclysm: Vashj'ir Preview
2010/04/15 at 3:04 PM
The Cataclysm updates are coming fast and furious now, with Blizzard releasing a preview of the
Sunken City of Vashj'ir!
Vashj'ir is a level 78-82 zone in Cataclysm, which will bring us to the very depths of the sea—and face to face with Queen Azshara herself! Prepare to fight on board ships and submarines (anyone else hoping to see giant turtles again?), and do battle with both the naga and...the vrykul?
You can find out more about the Sunken City of Vashj'ir on the official
Cataclysm preview website
Celestial Steed and Lil' XT Now Available in Blizzard Store!
2010/04/15 at 11:56 AM
The wait is over! Blizzard have just updated their own
with two amazing new items - the
flying mount and
companion pet! Players have been speculating for quite some time where these new items would be released after they were discovered in a previous patch. The new items have been added to
Blizzard's European store
as well! See prices and more information (including 3D models!) after the break!
2010/04/14 at 6:47 PM
Personally, I prefer
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Advance Wars 2
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
(Never really played the first
), and I'll tell you why.
In Advance Wars: Dual Strike (AWDS), as you play, you unlock skills (+8% attack, faster movement through woods and grass, etc.) that you can equip on your commanding officers before a match. If you get all the highest level skills, and equip them on your two commanding officers, much of the normal campaign becomes incredibly easy. I'm capable of playing through it without paying too much attention, and using it to unwind when I don't want to have to think about anything too hard.
On the flip side, it also has the hard campaign, which assumes you have the best possible COs and the best possible skills, and is still designed to give you a challenge. None of the other Advance Wars games had this abilit
Class-Themed Twitter BlizzChat on Friday, Apr 16
2010/04/14 at 12:51 PM
Just in time for the storm of changes announced in the
posts this week, Blizzard will be holding another
Developer Chat on Twitter
Just like before, to submit a question you will need to tweet using the
(Pacific time) on Friday, April 16, 2010. During the chat all questions will be posted on the forums due to the character limitations of Twitter.
Read on after the break for the original post! The full BlizzChat history is available
, and remember—if you want a specific question asked, feel free to let us know and we'll ask the best ones.
Paladin Class Changes in Cataclysm
2010/04/14 at 10:48 AM
The inevitable clarifications have been added!
And, fellow paladins, our preview has finally arrived! We are getting 3 new very juicy abilities, one of which (Guardian of Ancient Kings) varies in effect depending on your spec! New healing spell, with a possibility for another one, AoE Blind, Blessing of Might and Blessing of Wisdom becoming a single Blessing (as I suggested some time ago, I dare point out)... but other than those big things, Blizzard doesn't feel ready to provide us with more information.
There is a lot of "we'd like to...", but I'll leave those to you :)
Magazine Update: Issue #2 Coming Soon
2010/04/13 at 10:04 PM
For those of you that have subscribed to
World of Warcraft: The Magazine
and haven't checked your email recently, good news! The
should be out soon!
Our gnomes, trolls, and elves are hard at work wrapping up Issue 2, which features a behind-the scenes interview with the team that creates the quests in World of Warcraft, exclusive screenshots of the world after Cataclysm, and an exhaustive guide to Icecrown Citadel. In the meantime, here's a sneak preview of the cover for you to download as a subscriber-exclusive desktop wallpaper. Just click the link below.
Obviously, I'm not going to post the wallpaper for you or else it wouldn't be exclusive.
However, Blizzard did the same thing in the last email, and later (a month or so after the magazine was mailed) released the wallpaper to the general public. So if you're wanting it for your background, just sit tight! I will tell you this, it appears to be Deathwing and Alexstraza duking it out. Or if you just can't wait for the wallpaper and you want to learn all the secret stuff in the magazine, head on over and [url=
Say Hello To Our Little Friend
2010/04/13 at 5:27 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to introduce
, the latest addition to our development team!
Koper is our new development intern. He's from Milan, Italy, he's the former developer of
, and when he isn't trying to figure out the mysteries of Wowhead code, you can usually find him playing
Everyone please give him a very warm welcome. :)
Cataclysm: Mount Hyjal Preview
2010/04/13 at 5:00 PM
Blizzard has finally updated the Cataclysm preview website, with a preview of one of the new zones for levels 80-85:
, where the wounded World Tree, Nordrassil, makes its home. Within this zone you will find the mighty druids Malfurion Stormrage and Hamuul Runetotem, along with Ysera, the Green Dragon Aspect, fighting back the forces of the mighty Firelord Ragnaros.
You can find out more about Mount Hyjal on the official
Cataclysm preview website
n00bz Now on Sale in Blizzard Store
2010/04/12 at 6:30 PM
As some of you may remember from BlizzCon 2009, these awesome little figures were given out as part of the goodie bag. While the Raynor n00bz is a limited edition and isn't available in the Blizzard Store, there are several of them available. They come in a few models like
and even a
one so you can paint them yourself.
You can order any of the models in Blizzard's
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