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Official Interview About Icecrown Citadel
2009/11/20 at 3:48 PM
Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street and Cory Stockton decided to take some time to sit down and speak about Icecrown Citadel and their design process behind the raid and dungeon encounters. They talk about the lessons they have learned from past tiers of content and how they are looking forward.
Read on after the break for the whole interview.
Blizzard Shop Talk
2009/11/19 at 3:28 PM
Blizzard has posted the latest edition of their "Shop Talk" feature on the forums, and included in it is some information on the upcoming 5 year anniversary celebration. Apparently the
pet will actually be available to anyone who logs in the entire week of the anniversary—but only to the characters you actually log in on.
Read this info, as well as a number of other interesting links, after the jump!
Icecrown Raid Access Progression Revealed!
2009/11/18 at 1:24 PM
Lead Encounter Designer Daelo has published a lengthy post on the official forums that outlines Blizzard's plans for
in the Icecrown Citadel raid. The citadel will be broken up into four sections, and all of them won't immediately be available when
We believe a staggered release of the content will allow players to experience Icecrown Citadel at a sustainable, measured, and ultimately more enjoyable pace.
Here's a list of the noteworthy points Daelo mentions in his post:
The Lower Spire will be the only section that is available initially.
Plagueworks will open several weeks later, followed by the Crimson Hall and Frostwing Halls.
Players may not attempt the Heroic 10/25-player encounters until they defeat the Lich King in the Normal 10/25-player encounters.
The Lich King may not be attempted until Professor Putricide, Blood-Queen Lana'thel, and Sindragosa are defeated
Official Shadowmourne Preview!
2009/11/17 at 1:37 PM
Blizzard has posted a preview of
on the official website! It's got some awesome screenshots and some interesting lore info.
You may also be interested in checking out Shadowmourne's
The official Shadowmourne preview is right after the break!
Blue Pugs Round 3!
2009/11/16 at 10:14 PM
That's right, you get a third opportunity to go PUGging with a blue poster!
This one is
Wednesday, November 18th, at 4:00PM PST.
Since our first two tests went so well, we’d like to invite everyone out again for round 3! Come join the fun on the PTR and instead of getting the PUG blues, you could end up grouped with a blue. Members of the Development Team (including the encounter designers themselves), the QA team, and the Community Team will be on the PTR to test out the new dungeon system and want you to come join in the fun.
To have a chance to group up with one of us, just queue up for a random heroic through the Dungeon tool. We will be playing both Alliance and Horde and since the Dungeon tool allows players to group cross-server, it doesn’t matter which of the two PTR realms you join from.
Join us Wednesday 11/18/09 at 4:00pm PST.
A Hint At Even More Mr. T Commercials?
2009/11/16 at 6:01 PM
After poking around the
new advertising campaign
, we have found hints that the next 2 commercials released might be involving most excellent Mr. T.
Below are what might be the images for the next 2 commercials. You might be able to gleam an idea of what they might be about!
Nov 22 (speculated)
Nov 29 (speculated)
Mr. T Commercial #1 - Mohawk Grenade
2009/11/16 at 1:30 PM
The Night Elf Mohawk himself has infiltrated the game to hand out
to anyone who wants to pity a fool. Along with this comes a new ad campaign with new commercials featuring Mr. T himself.
Get Your Own Mohawk Grenade!
Night Elf Mohawks can be found outside of every starter zone, such as the Northshire Abbey in
and Deathknell in
. Each Mohawk Grenade lasts 1 day and when used on an unexpecting player grants them the
buff which lasts for 60 minutes and gives the player the face of a Night Elf Mohawk. Even after using them all up the Night Elf Mohawks will gladly give you more! An official F.A.Q. on the grenades has also been setup
You can watch the
and read the original post about this after the jump!
Quest Tracking Feature Preview
2009/11/13 at 5:54 PM
Blizzard has released a
of the new quest tracking feature on the official website!
The new page gives a full rundown on what you can expect to see in the Quest Tracker that's scheduled to come out with the new patch.
We've been testing out an all-new Quest Tracking feature which we plan to include in content update 3.3. Read our preview to learn how the World of Warcraft questing experience will be vastly improved in content update 3.3 for characters of all levels here:
For more information on patch 3.3, check out our
Jace Hall Blizzard Interview Video
2009/11/13 at 2:10 PM
So Blizzard has provided us with a video from their archives!
This is an interview that
did with the Blizzard staff which originally aired on December 15, 2008—just a month or so after the release of Wrath of the Lich King. He explores the Blizzard offices (which they never let me take pictures of!), talks about the decisions they made for Wrath, and settles an old rivalry.
Check out the
after the break!
Blizzard Holiday Card Contest
2009/11/13 at 8:22 AM
Well it looks like Blizz is having another contest! This time, you have to design a holiday greeting card!
Every holiday season, Blizzard Entertainment creates a special holiday card to spread some seasonal cheer to little murlocs, zerglings, and imps everywhere. This year, we’re inviting you to catch the spirit by creating a Blizzard-ly holiday card of your own featuring the Warcraft, StarCraft, or Diablo series. We’ll provide the template -- all you need to do is add your personal touch.
You can go
for more information, or you can continue reading after the break!
More Blue Pugs!
2009/11/10 at 6:23 PM
Apparently the previous episode of
PUGging with the blues
went so well, they've decided to do it again.
On Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 4pm Pacific Standard Time, the Blizzard dungeon team will be testing out their own new LFG feature on the PTR—so all you have to do is hop in the queue, and who knows? You might get the chance to personally ask Ghostcrawler for that pony he promised you.
For a chance to group with the Blizzard team members, you need to use the Dungeon system and choose the "Random Heroic" option. All employees will have the <GM> tag next to their names and be able to choose whichever class, realm and faction he or she wants.
3.3 PTR Patch Notes Updated! Bug Fixes Galore!
2009/11/09 at 6:33 PM
Greetings Wowhead users! There's a new build on the PTR so you guys know what that means! Blizzard has updated their
PTR Patch Notes
with a plethora of bug fixes and some additional changes.
Nothing too amazing this build, though significant changes have been made to
, presumably to make it more PUG-friendly with the advent of the
Looking for Dungeon
system. Sadly, I don't see anything about Blizzard actually having made the dungeon
. Maybe that will come in a later build. Also, for those of you hungering to satiate your storage needs, a new 24-slot bag has been added to
's inventory. Now a
can be yours for the low, low price of only !
You can view the full updates to the patch notes after the break!
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