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Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest Legendary Staff Quest Guide
2011/05/06 at 6:13 PM
of the 4.2 PTR has revealed quite a few new quests, including Hyjal daily quests and (most importantly) new quests related to the
Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest
questline! We've put together a guide to the quest chain (as it currently exists) detailing the challenge players will have to undertake in order to complete this truly legendary adventure! There aren't very many details on the sources for the various quest items that will drop in , though Blizzard has stated that the quests will be challenging for the entire guild involved (which is why they'll all get that cute )! It may be similar to creation of the
in that Heroic-difficulty kills will have a higher chance of dropping the required items, though it
require the guild to run 25-player content as before.
Not very many details have been revealed about the staff item itself, though Blizzard has confirmed that the stats and bonuses will favor offensive casters (DPS). They have also confirmed that the staff will feature the incredible effect of changing your character into a dragon. No details yet on how exactly
Patch 4.2: Tier 12 Armor Variations and 3D Models
2011/05/05 at 10:46 AM
We've datamined some recolors for tier 12 from the latest PTR 4.2 patch. There are no new tier sets to see except Warrior, but each tier that was already previewed has three shades of color (except Hunters, which have four). It's possible these could be the difference in color from non-heroic and heroic, 10 or 25 (like Ulduar's 8 and 8.5 was), or possibly even PvP models. An interesting comment a Wowhead poster presumed is that they could even be colored based on what talent tree you've specialized the majority of your points in--which would make a lot of sense, given the naming conventions on the PTR.
Anyway, we won't know until we get more information, but they're worth looking at. Some of them are certainly a lot less fiery and I hope they see the light of day.
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Patch 4.2 Preview: Tier 12 Set Bonuses
2011/05/05 at 12:08 AM
Our friends at
tipped us off that the set bonuses for tier 12--the embarrassing part is that they were in our database all along. Some of us have been working for fourteen hours straight now, though, and aren't that observant. OK? OK.
Two important things to note here. First, some of the set bonuses are ridiculously overpowered and some are extremely underpowered. Let's hope that these will be changed since this is the beginning of 4.2's PTR; as it stands, they are far from balanced. Second, Blizzard went a little wild with the fire theme this set of tier. This is sort of an interesting take on tier procs and certainly welcomed as a change, but it's also a little redundant. Fire damage on fire mobs? Thankfully this isn't vanilla--they would be immune.
Patch 4.2 - PTR Build 14002 - New Models
2011/05/04 at 8:48 PM
If you like models, you're in luck. We've got a ton of models for you to view from the PTR's latest patch. Remember to click on the thumbnails to expand and get them in full 3D--they look better and you'll be able to see the details clearer, like how the has pouches on his saddle and tons of details.
From these pictures, it also looks like Hallow's End will be getting a revamp or at least a new pet. Black and orange kittens in witch hats look pretty awesome. The Winged Lion pet will probably go with the Winged Lion mount from last patch; it will be interesting to see when these land in the store together and if he's tied to another plush. Oh, and that bizarre looking whelp? How legendary indeed. (It's most likely , a reward for completing .)
Patch 4.2 - PTR Build 14002 - New Items, Spell Changes, Icons, and Maps
2011/05/04 at 5:38 PM
The PTR is finally starting to come up and we have a lot of information to post. There are over a thousand latest additions, dozens of new icons, two new maps, and even tier 12 pieces starting to be datamined.
The legendary quest is being slowly revealed by the changes to our database. This looks like a very detailed quest chain, similar to the first caster staff legendary. will be the feat of strength, is part of the quest to create it, and it's likely that x60 and are what is collected to forge the staff.
There will be four new vanity pets: , , , and . The last one will be the guild reward for completing the legendary.
A lot of profession recipes have been added, similar to the craftable ones from TBC days. Some are BoP and some are BoE. , , , and are some examples.
Some pieces of tier gear were found, though they are not a set yet.
returns--it's a little le
Patch 4.2 Preview: Trinkets From Firelands
2011/05/04 at 11:30 AM
With 4.1 and 4.2 being split up last month unexpectedly, our database has a few vestiges of content that technically exist on live that don't drop yet. Of these items, the most important are the trinkets. Trinkets are probably World of Warcraft's most loved and hated item; they never seem to drop when you need them to. Firelands, of course, has its own set of new trinkets. While the PTR is not up yet for us to see what boss they will come from, we have them here for your viewing pleasure. We featured them a few months ago, but they got lost in the numerous updates made since.
Something interesting about this tier of trinkets is that they all have unique procs or on uses--there are also
of them, fifteen for each version of the raid. I wonder if one set of the trinkets is possibly from a quest reward that's different in normal and heroic, something akin to
Heroic Judgment at the Eye of Eternity
from Wrath of the Lich King's
Heroic Key to the Focusing Iris
Normal (ilevel 378)
Heroic (ilevel 391)
Ancient Petrified Seed
Ancient Petrified Seed
Apparatus of Khaz'goroth
Apparatus of Khaz'goroth
Essence of the Eternal Flame
Essence of the Eternal Flame
Eye of Blazing Power
News Roundup: 4.2 PTR Soon, Crowd Control Changes and more!
2011/05/03 at 6:37 PM
Things have been a little quiet lately in the wake of the massive amount of 4.2 details Blizzard has shared with us lately, but today we've got confirmation from Zarhym that the 4.2 Public Test Realms will come up "soon" (most likely sooner than we think!), including all of the changes documented in the recently published
4.2 PTR Patch Notes
! Be sure to get the PTR client downloaded and ready for action - but don't worry, even if you aren't, we'll definitely be there for you guys providing you with up to the minute extensive coverage! :)
In addition, there's a few blue posts regarding dungeon difficulty (seems all anyone can talk about lately) and some clarification on the justification of the 4.2 change to crowd control. Personally, I think this change is awesome and I'm all for it - I've always hated the messiness of coordination and execution of crowd control (involving both friends
strangers) and this change is a welcome convenience. Of course, many players don't agree with the change and are making their opinions heard. Let's see what Blizzard has to say on the matter - and tell us what
Patch 4.2 Public
Patch 4.2 PTR Patch Notes Now Available
2011/05/02 at 9:54 PM
As promised, the PTR is coming really soon. Like,
soon. Blizzard has hinted at this by posted the first wave of patch notes for it. This is exciting news for us here at Wowhead because it means our database will soon be overflowing with Firelands items and information! Read on to get a peek at what Blizzard has in store for us during this initial set of changes for 4.2. Personally, we think the most interesting change is definitely the crowd control changes because that's been needed for years. We also find the fact that Warriors will no longer require stances for certain abilities pretty interesting for both PvE and PvP situations.
As always, you can check out fully updated patch notes on Wowhead or click the break to read them right here in the post.
News Roundup: May 2nd Hotfixes and Blizzard Daily Posts
2011/05/02 at 9:51 PM
Some hotfixes were just posted for 4.2--a lot of minor quest changes and fixes to things that broke at 4.1's launch, nothing too important. Additionally, we have your roundup of daily blue posts in which they give advice on how to deal with bad players and tease to BoA gear eventually being cross-server at some point in the not too distant future!
Last but not least, there's also long list of all the shiny stuff they've been showing us lately as well which is always worth a second look.
News Roundup: Ask the Devs #7, Wowhead Contest Winners, and Dungeon Journal Preview
2011/05/02 at 11:51 AM
Ask the Devs just started to take questions for their seventh installment and this time it's all about professions! Let's hope we get some better questions and answers than last week; it'd be interesting to see Blizzard's insight into balancing professions and their thoughts on archaeology in particular. EU players
can ask in this thread
while US players
should ask over here
4.2 Dungeon Journal FAQ
There's a new preview for the new Dungeon Journal feature that's supposed to be hitting World of Warcraft in 4.2. Sadly it doesn't tell us too much--essentially this feature looks like it will provide content a lot of fansites do, showing bosses and their abilities as well as providing an overview of an instance. Seems like it will be great for newer players, but more experienced ones will still prefer to use websites and forums for their information. It should be of an enormous help to pick-up groups, though. We can't wait for more information about it, so here's to hoping it gets a bigger preview soon!
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News Roundup: Latest Cataclysm Hotfixes, Dungeon Finder Change and more!
2011/04/29 at 8:51 PM
It's FRIDAY. Yet another day of awesome Patch 4.2 previews from Blizzard, including x and y, and a handful of new blue posts as well! Today's posts include the lateest Cataclysm hotfixes, a retrospective on the quality of Trial of the Crusader and a bit of input from Zarhym on just how "friggin' epic" Firelands is going to be. Who cares if there's "only" seven bosses, if those seven bosses and their encounters are
, right?In addition to this reassurance, we've also a few posts about a few 4.1 changes that needed just a bit more clarification. Check 'em out!
Latest Cataclysm Hotfixes (April 28-29)
Some interrupts were still incorrectly missing targets. Wind Shear, Spell Lock, Counterspell, Mind Freeze, and hunter pet abilities Nether Shock and Serenity Dust should no longer miss.
Characters who mount up with a pet bar active should no longer lose control of the pet if they dismount while under the effects of any crowd control.
Divine Aegis will no longer produce a shield if the full heal that should cause it is a
Patch 4.2: Tier 12 Armor Sets for Paladin, Mage, Rogue, Hunter, Death Knight, and Priest
2011/04/29 at 4:25 PM
This is probably the preview we've all been waiting for! Quests and zones are nice, but what everyone really wants to know is how they'll be looking for the next several months. Well, it's a mystery no longer for some classes; Blizzard just released a preview of how tier 12 armor sets will look for
. We'll let the images do the talking and have you form your own opinions in the comments as we're too busy staring at the hunter one and thinking about
--it has an
and that's awesome.
All in all, 4.2 seems to really be living up to the anticipation it built. These recent previews have made it seem like Firelands will be a rewarding patch for raiders; the questlines look epic, the bosses look interesting, and
Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest
looks to be the most complex legendary since
Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian
. Even the daily hubs look engaging--Blizzard seems to have learned its lessons from Argent Tournament Grounds and the Isle of Quel'Danas.
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