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The BFF Report Welcomes You to the Future...?
2010/07/22 at 12:59 AM
When I first walked in the door at E3, there was this super attractive young lady (shocker, right?) who took my hand and escorted me over to this giant, baby food orange booth. She likely picked me because of my incredible aura of masculinity, and not because Dolby was standing right behind me sporting a super giant news camera, amirite? She dropped a funky PS3'esque controller into my, now sweaty, palm and introduced me to the future of gaming. Sort of..
You guys ever heard of this fancy "cloud computing" technology that allows you to access documents from virtually any computer terminal? Well, replace those silly DPS calculators with games and you have OnLive. The game I was playing was not hosted by any console or gaming PC anywhere in the vicinity, but rather being streamed, live, over the interwebs, to the giant LCD TV in front of me. The first thing that came to mind was "LOLOLLOLatency," but after ninja tapping the controller a few times...
btw, I got her number.
New Forum Index!
2010/07/21 at 5:37 PM
We've had forums on our site for a good long time now, but all this time we've never had a forum index.
We decided it was time for this oversight to be rectified!
You can now reach our forum landing page
, or by clicking on the "Forums" header under the menu. We have a brief rundown (and pretty icons) for every forum on the site. A great place to bookmark!
Cataclysm: New Worgen Male Models
2010/07/21 at 4:11 PM
In latest Cataclysm beta build new models for male 's have been added. The new models change is mostly in the facial area where it looks like Blizzard was trying to go for a more feral look. You can check out a comparison of the old and new models on the right.
So now that you've seen the new models,
what are your opinions
? Is this change for the better or for the worse?
ZAM's TERA Online Site Live
2010/07/21 at 3:16 PM
I don't know how many of you follow other MMOs—I know that I can't imagine really playing more than one at a time. But there are two coming up in the near future that I'm actually really excited about—BioWare's
The Old Republic
TERA is exciting to me, partially because of the art style but mostly because of the gameplay. It's calling itself an "Action RPG", which in practical terms means that it deals with the most basic interface problem in all MMOs—the fact that most basic combat just involves standing still and deciding what order to push your buttons in. In TERA you actually have to
move out of the way
when people shoot at you. If you're firing a bow, you actually need to
your target. The combat has sort of a next-generation
Secret of Mana
feel to it.
So this seems like a perfect time, then, to point out that ZAM has their
up! If you're interested in following news about this game as well, or in following/updating our wiki, come and take a look!
Cataclysm Beta: How to Log In Again
2010/07/21 at 9:39 AM
If you woke up this morning and
weren't able to log into the Cataclysm Beta, you weren't alone. As it turns out, Blizzard tweaked their login server but the tweak didn't exactly take effect. You'll need to tweak your install slightly before you can log in again:
We've made some changes to the login server, however these changes didn't quite stick. You will not be able to login without doing the following:
Before you start, please make sure the WoW beta client is not open.
1. Navigate to the following folder in your beta install.
2. Open up your realmlist.wtf file with a text editing document.
3. Change the "set portal public-beta" line to "set portal public-test"
4. Save this change.
At this point you should be able to login normally.
**This folder will differ depending on which language you installed WoW Beta with. For example if you have a German install, the folder will be deDE.
If you still have issues with logging in please post here!
Thanks guys and sorry for the inconv
Cataclysm Beta (Build 12539) New Icons, Load Screens and Maps!
2010/07/21 at 1:08 AM
Cataclysm Closed Beta
goodness! Blizzard has just released a huge patch for the Cataclysm Beta, and we've been working on updating our
(and this blog) with the latest data! You can check out the latest items, NPCs and other recent finds by browsing the
page. Here, we have for you guys some snazzy new icons, maps and loading screens! Check out the eye candy after the break!
Cataclysm Beta (Build 12539) 3D Models Added!
2010/07/21 at 12:33 AM
Blizzard just released a huge update to the Cataclysm Beta, and as usual we've uncovered some new models!
Unfortunately, despite the beta patch being hugenormous, there weren't too many new models added - most notable new additions include
, and some sweet new recolors of upcoming Catclysm NPCs. If we do discover any more cool new models, we'll be sure to keep the blog updated! You can check out all of our previous model posts filed under the
Check out all of the new models after the break!
The Weekly Marmot - Talents Part 2 & Blizzard Twitter Chat
2010/07/20 at 7:18 PM
This week on the Weekly Marmot, I briefly discuss the new talents that hit the Cataclysm beta last week, and then spend the rest of the episode talking about Paladins. Seriously, Holy Power sounds amazing. Check it out.
Also, I'm being hunted by Nazgul.
Icecrown Citadel Raid Buff Up to 30%
2010/07/20 at 5:49 PM
With today's maintenance the zone wide buff for has finally reached a staggering
bonus to damage, healing, and health (see
Strength of Wrynn
As with every increase we've seen in the past this should give some guilds still struggling with encounters that little extra needed push and guilds who are experienced will get an easier time. It should also be noted this is the final increase to the buff so don't expect another 5% to be tacked on again in a month!
As always, you can turn this buff off at anytime if you feel like trying the encounter in its most difficult form.
Cataclysm: New Hunter Pets
2010/07/20 at 4:25 PM
While there are currently no new pet families being added in
, Blizzard has added a plethora of new pets for Hunters to tame.
The team over at
have put up a
listing some of the new looks you can find for hunter pets in Cataclysm and where you can find them. Since we have access to the 3D models for some of these pets, we thought we'd post them here as well for you guys to take a look!
The original article is here:
You can check out all the new models and pets after the break!
Throne of the Tides Impressions
2010/07/20 at 4:07 PM
About couple of weeks ago I posted
about how one of the new Cataclysm dungeons, Blackrock Caverns, felt. If you are interested in it, go ahead and take a look - I found it a pretty cool instance. Not as cool as the one I am about to present to you here and now though. You can read my shorter description
The Throne of the Tides is an 82-84 dungeon, supposedly the second one in the Abyssal Maw - the first one still unnamed and with 0 info about it. If you follow the normal quest flow, you will find the entrance to this dungeon during your last quest in Vashj'ir, after a colossal battle featuring Neptulon the Tidehunter himself. As you approach the giant whirlpool beneath Vashj'ir, you get sucked in, everything swirls around you, and - tadaaa - you drop in the elemental realm of water. Pretty cool looking place, by the way. But let's talk content now!
Cataclysm: Guild "Perks"
2010/07/19 at 1:26 PM
Our developers here at Wowhead have been hard at work getting data up on the
website and they have pushed a new section for you all to check out.
are now listed in their own
If you don't already know what Guild Perks are here is a brief explanation. When you create a new guild (or Cataclysm happens and you're in one) you are able to level up the guild much like you level your player character. As your guild levels up you gain new perks, 25 in all, some are simple like or more awesome like .
We have the entire list of Guild Perks with descriptions and the levels you'll earn them at after the break!
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