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Cataclysm Companion Pets Guide: Gotta Catch 'Em All!
2010/12/22 at 3:55 PM
Following last week's
Cataclysm Mount Guide
and our pre-Cataclysm guide to
The Shattering companion pets
, I've put together a detailed guide to all of the new
Cataclysm companion pets
! Find out which professions can craft pets, get lucky with archaeology and get your entire guild together to slaughter thousands of critters! What fun!
Check out the fully detailed guide, including a list of all of the new companion pets and detailed information on how to get them, after the break!
Latest Cataclysm Hotfixes (December 21)
2010/12/21 at 10:43 PM
Blizzard has just posted a larger batch of hotfixes for today, including some arena-oriented changes, minor profession changes and even what appear to be some raid content nerfs! Most notable changes this batch include:
finds should now grant triple skill gains.
s now drop 100% of the time off of Cataclysm elementals for the Jewelcrafting daily quest.
(Blackrock Caverns) The duration of the
Superheated Quicksilver Armor
is now 17 seconds, up from 12 seconds. The encounter was too hard to tank and went against our intended fight mechanics. The display for this buff may not properly update until a client-side patch is applied.
now deals 150% normalized weapon damage as advertised. It was incorrectly dealing 100% normalized weapon damage.
Check out the full batch of hotfixes after the break!
News Roundup: Cataclysm Hotfixes, Heroics, Project Titan, Starcraft II Demo
2010/12/21 at 7:07 PM
Just the latest news from the world of Blizzard, including a small batch of Cataclysm hotfixes, veiled details about Blizzard's new MMO, tips on surviving Heroics and more!
Notable Cataclysm hotfixes include:
The search radius to find an Archaeology node from the Archaeology ability Survey has been increased. This will result in fewer searches needed while in the "green" range of surveying.
Chakra is no longer consumed by a Prayer of Mending bounce.
Several shirts have been corrected so they no longer cause a player's item level to increase. They are item level 1.
In addition, another, undocumented hotfix was recently applied which will make it so that players without an appropriate crafting profession of 425 or higher will no longer be able to 'Need' roll on
! This should be a welcome change for any users with the profession, however I still say that making them BOP was silly in the first place. But meh, we're probably just a few patches away from a change on that - and by then, it won't matter.
A hotfix was applied about an hour ago that changes it so Chaos Orbs will only be available
Ding: Realm First! Level 85 Rogue
2010/12/21 at 6:03 PM
For those of you who have not been following my escapades on
, a few months back I personally decided I was going to attempt the "impossible" and obtain
Realm First! Level 85 Rogue
. Since I actually managed to achieve this amazing feat two weeks ago, I've had quite a few people ask how I did it and what was going through my head in the process. So here I am, fully rested after several days of recovering from little to no sleep during the launch.
First off I want to put a disclaimer here, doing a Realm First is not for the faint of the heart. It took a lot of hard-work, dedication, and the help of some awesome guildies. To name a few of the people who really helped out and encouraged me during the attempt:
and the rest of my
buddies. I couldn't have done it without you!
But now let's get back to how it actually worked.
TankSpot's Guide to Atramedes in Blackwing Descent
2010/12/20 at 4:29 PM
The crew at
have posted their guide to
As usual, the full transcript is after the break!
TankSpot's Guide to Valiona & Theralion
2010/12/18 at 2:00 AM
TankSpot has posted their guide to
, the second encounter in
The Bastion of Twilight
As always, you can find the video in our NPC pages, and the complete transcript after the break. :)
WoWInterface Gets a New Look
2010/12/18 at 12:10 AM
If you user addons when you play WoW, you're most likely familiar with our sister site,
. But you may not yet know that WoWInterface just got a full redesign!
They've done a full layout redesign, with new icons, new menus, and simpler navigation. If you want to know more, check out the announcement here:
...or you can read the full announcement after the break!
PST - Episode 8
2010/12/17 at 7:04 PM
Questions answered this week:
How important is Archaeology?
Why are Heroics so hard?
How does the Dial-In Authenticator work?
News Roundup: More Cataclysm Hotfixes, Authenticator Giveaway, Explorer's League Journal
2010/12/16 at 11:35 PM
Just the latest World of Warcraft news for you guys! :)
Usually I'd post the Cataclysm hotfixes separately, but to be honest there's not a whole lot this time - thought the Hyjal portal fix is extremely welcome!
Check out the latest changes, plus a few more interesting news bits after the break!
Blizzard Offering Free Cataclysm 10-Day Trials!
2010/12/16 at 11:04 PM
Blizzard is now offering free 10-day trials of the Cataclysm expansion to Wrath of the Lich King account holders in both US and EU regions! Players will be able to access the new Cataclysm-only zones and try out the new races! What are you waiting for?
US Cataclysm Trial Sign Up
EU Cataclysm Trial Sign Up
Cataclysm Trial FAQ
If you or a friend are currently playing Wrath of the Lich King and haven’t yet experienced the content Cataclysm has to offer, you can sign up now to play a 10-day free trial version of this latest expansion for World of Warcraft.
During your free trial, you'll undertake epic new quests, explore the reshaped and newly discovered lands of Azeroth, and see the world from a whole new perspective as one of the shape-changing worgen or crafty goblins.
To participate, you’ll need full versions of World of Wa
New Ghostcrawler Blog: Threat Needs To Matter
2010/12/16 at 11:52 AM
In his latest developer blog, Ghostcrawler talks about the threat mechanic, how it's intended to work, and how you (and the development team) know when there's a problem. He provides a bulleted list which is the major thrust of the essay, which I'll reproduce here:
If a tank is trying to generate threat on a single target, and it runs off to kill a DPS class, that’s a problem.
If a tank is trying to generate area threat on a group, and the tanked things are running off to kill healers, that’s a problem.
If Vengeance falling off causes the tank to lose threat, that’s a problem.
For more details, check after the break for the full transcript.
More Cataclysm Hotfixes Posted! (December 15)
2010/12/15 at 9:42 PM
Today's Cataclysm hotfixes have just been posted! Notable changes include:
will no longer receive twice the benefit from the Feral druid Mastery
Mastery: Razor Claws
's mana regeneration component has been increased from 1.5/2/2.5 to 2/4/6%.
's mana regeneration component has been increased from 10/20% to 20/40%.
) Troll druids in particular, when shapeshifting into Cat/Bear form, were dealing an extra 5% damage to themselves via Beast Slaying when afflicted by
's Asphyxiate. This caused them to die instead of being taken down to 1 health. This has been corrected and Asphyxiate now properly ignores damage modifiers.
) The quest requirements for the achievement To Hellfire and Back have been lowered for both Horde and Alliance characters. Horde characters need to complete 86 quests and Alliance characters need to complete 76.
Obsidum Ore now spawns slightly less frequently in Mount Hyjal.
Check out the full list of changes after the break!
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