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Arena Season 7 Ending Soon
2010/01/05 at 2:04 PM
According to a post by Bornakk on the official forums, Arena Season 7 will be ending as early as January 19. When that time comes around it will take one week for Blizzard to calculate who will be eligible for end-of-season rewards, such as
Relentless Gladiator's Frost Wyrm
and season titles.
We are currently planning to end Arena Season 7 as early as January 19. At that point we will go through our normal process to determine who is eligible for the end-of-season rewards. This process should take approximately one week. It's very important for players who feel that they may be eligible for the arena-specific titles and/or Relentless Gladiator’s Frostwyrm to refrain from transferring their character to another realm until after Arena Season 7 ends.
The following Arena Season will not begin for at least one week after the current season ends. During this time between seasons, all rated matches will be turned off and only skirmishes will be available. When Arena Season 8 begins, all team ratings, personal rating, and arena points will be wiped, but matchm
Oculus Loot Improved!
2010/01/05 at 10:13 AM
recently had a hotfixed deployed that will make it more attractive for players to stay and finish the dungeon as compared to the usual occurrence I have seen of leaving the second the loading screen lets you.
is defeated, a loot bag will be provided to each player present. Each bag contains 2 additional
Emblem of Triumph
, a chance at rare gems and a chance at obtaining
Reins of the Blue Drake
. Note that this bag will only drop when you get the dungeon when selected
with the Dungeon Finder.
Reins of the Azure Drake
will now have a chance of dropping from both 10- and 25-player
Read on after the break for the original post.
World of Warcraft Magazine 40-Page Preview
2009/12/31 at 5:08 PM
The fine folks over at Future US have been working on getting the first volume in the new
World of Warcraft magazine
ready for release. Now it's finally time to see the fruits of that labour!
(out of 148) of the magazine for everyone to read. It contains all kinds of interesting stuff from the table of contents of the full magazine to several pages dedicated to companion pets. Also touched on are stories from the past from early beta of the game, the Zombie Invasion, there is even articles on all three play styles (tanking, DPS and healing), and much more.
If that's enough to make you want to get the magazine itself (I know it is for me!) you can head over to their
and order it for yourself.
Happy Holidays From Blizzard
2009/12/23 at 6:52 PM
With the Holidays upon us Blizzard has released a
based on the artwork featured on this year's Blizzard holiday card. It is a beautifully done piece of art done by Samwise featuring a rocket ship being flown by an orc,
Heavy Murloc Egg
surfing on the side and a
hanging onto the back.
You can download it here:
6th Battlecry Mosaic Tile Unlocked!
2009/12/23 at 6:50 PM
Yet again another tile for the Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic, which you have seen us post about recently
, has been unlocked. The picture count reached
today, along with the tile that was unlocked a new piece of art was also made available -- this time, it's a
out of the White Wolf RPG Book (Alliance Player's Guide) that depicts a steadfast night elf druid standing proud.
There are still
pictures that need to be gathered before the mosaic can be completed. So why don't you head over to the official
site and submit a picture?
5th Battlecry Mosaic Tile Unlocked!
2009/12/18 at 10:40 PM
Yes! Another tile has been unlocked for the
Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic
, which you saw us post about
at the beginning of this week. The picture count reached
which unlocks the new tile but also unlocked a piece of art -- this time, it's a piece done by Samwise which depicts the gathering of the tribes as seen on the cover of the Warcraft RPG book "Manual of Monsters".
We've already reached 1/4 of the way there, but we still have
pictures to go. So why don't you head over to the official
site and submit a picture?
Q&A With Tom Chilton at Champions' Carnival in Taiwan
2009/12/18 at 9:14 PM
Tom "Kalgan" Chilton, the Lead Game Designer for World of Warcraft, was in attendance at the recent
While he was there he had a
with players at the event and some of the questions covered current and future armour tiers to the future of arenas and even a little about Cataclysm.
Read on after the break for the full Q&A.
Interview With Samwise: Pandaren Brewmaster Deluxe Figure
2009/12/16 at 6:07 PM
As most of you might know
Sam "Samwise" Didier
is the art director over at Blizzard. In this interview they talk about the process in designing the exclusive
Pandaren Brewmaster Deluxe Figure
and they also mention pandarens past, present and future.
If you really like pandareans or just like looking at Samwise's artwork (I know I do!) you can read the interview after the break.
Interview With Lead Game Designer Tom "Kalgan" Chilton
2009/12/15 at 12:36 AM
, an official German fansite, they had a chance to have a chat with Tom "Kalgan" Chilton who is the Lead Game Designer for World of Warcraft. They touch on a lot of things including everything from player housing (no it's not in the plans) to Cataclysm and the the future.
There is even mention that there may be a
content patch before Cataclysm
but it won't be like a major content patch and could contain class balance fixes, bug fixes, implementation of new Battle.net features, and maybe even a new raid boss? A new Wyrmrest Temple boss? Who knows.
Read the whole interview using the link below!
Fourth Tile Unlocked In The Warcraft Battlecry Mosiac
2009/12/14 at 7:05 PM
As most of you have undoubtedly seen us report on (
, and even
Warcraft Battlecry Mosiac
has once again reached a new milestone of
pictures for the project. Since this reaches another 1,000 images since the last update they've unlocked another tile and some new artwork has also been unlock-this time, it's is more concept art but of Ironforge!
We still have
pictures to go out of the
goal, so why don't you go out and take a picture with your factions emblem and post it on the official
Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic
Shadowmourne Shards Not That Rare?
2009/12/12 at 12:15 AM
to have the dismal drop rates of
Fragment of Val'anyr
(about 5%) will be pleasantly surprised by the drop rates discovered on the official World of Warcraft Armory.
The shards themselves are required for
The Splintered Throne
which requires you to gather 60 of them to create
. The good news is that the drop rate is
in Normal (25-man) and
in Heroic (25-man).
This information was pulled from the Armory page on
New Information About the Magazine
2009/12/11 at 5:53 PM
Some of you may remember a while back a
I had posted about the new
World of Warcraft Magazine
that Blizzard was producing. When I and the other customers ordered the magazine, Blizzard had given an estimate of 8 - 10 weeks for delivery. Unfortunately, it has been overdue.
Just a few minutes ago though, I received an email regarding the magazine. If you purchased your magazine but failed to receive an email, then this information is relevant to you! Even if you didn't purchase a magazine there is a surprise!
Thank you for subscribing to the World of Warcraft Official Magazine! We're hard at work putting the finishing touches on our debut issue, and we're excited that we'll soon be able to share all of the cool features and community-centric stories we've put together. In the meantime, we'd like to give you a sneak peek at the wrap-around cover of the first issue, featuring a confrontation in Icecrown Citadel that's been a long time coming — and as a "thank you" for subscribing and for your patience while we wrap things up, you can download this
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