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Fansite Summit Recap!
2009/08/20 at 6:57 PM
So now that I've gotten to sit back down at my computer and actually do some typing, I'm going to elaborate a little on some of the thoughts I mentioned in the previous
, and on
. I wasn't made for
—I talk too much. :(
I'm also posting the (admittedly meager) gallery of photos I managed to take, though the majority of the time we were restricted from using cameras.
The Return of Onyxia—Patch 3.2.2
2009/08/12 at 11:14 PM
will be making her return in Patch 3.2.2, scheduled to be released in honor of World of Warcraft's fifth anniversary!
To give you a basic rundown, Blizzard's plans are
into a level 80 raid, with both 10 and 25 man modes.
Changing the current loot to par with its level 60 version to a level 80 version. Presumably, there will be a loot table for both 10 and 25 man modes.
Adding a flying mount with 310% flying speed named
Reins of the Onyxian Drake
to the loot table. Modeled after Onyxia itself, the mount is expected to have a low drop rate.
Changing to the level of difficulty so that it scales from its difficulty at level 60 to level 80. This means those who enjoyed Onyxia's challenge should not see a change in difficulty—essentially, it just scales up to level 80!
But that's not all! Once the fifth anniversary of WoW begins, players who log on during this time will receive a limited edition pet named , similar to how players who logged on during the fourth anniversary received a
Baby Blizzard Bear
Ozzy Osbourne Rocks Blizzcon
2009/08/11 at 12:18 PM
Hail, brothers and sisters! If you are reading this, you are either just curious about what's going on (which is fine), or you have the fiery blood of one who listens to rock and metal. Which is even better for this announcement, for you are about to receive a grand facemelt.
Remember the Tauren Chieftains? Also known as Level 60 Elite Tauren Chieftains and L70ETC? The guys that show up at Blizzcon every now and then and perform a WoW-themed rock song like
I am Murloc!
? Well, if you liked them, chances you are going to like this - Ozzy Osbourne, the Prince of Darkness, one who
challenged the Lich King
himself for that title... This very man is going to perform live on Blizzcon 2009! Links below, full announcement - after the break, as usual.
Blizzard Official Announcement
Q&A Crusaders' Coliseum + Isle of Conquest
2009/07/31 at 1:08 PM
Looks like the class Q&A were popular enough to make Blizzard create non-class Q&A as well :) I don't know about you, but I feel better seeing that all those questions we ask on the forums are being read, and some of them - even answered. Publicly.
This time it's a combined Q&A about the
(the new 5-, 10-, and 25-man dungeons) and the
Isle of Conquest
(the new Battleground).
I myself didn't find a terrible lot of new information in this Q&A, but it helps to see all those thing put together by somebody from Blizzard. Follow the link to the WoW-Europe forums, or read on to find out what
has to tell us:
Blizzard Responds to Extended Maintenance and Instance Problems
2009/07/27 at 4:44 PM
We all know the drill. Wake up late on Tuesday morning. Shower. Eat a bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats. Go to work/school. And then whenever you get the time, log onto some site devoted to WoW and gripe about maintenance. And what's worse than maintenance? Extra-maintenance!
Well it looks like Blizzard has had a very good reason for it all—all that extended maintenance you've been experiencing is going to pay off! Basically, Blizzard has been looking into the problems that players have been experiencing with servers and instances and they are trying to fix these problems. The extended maintenance has been caused by this. Read the official Blizzard post
or check it out after the break!
Sam Raimi to Direct Warcraft Movie
2009/07/22 at 1:56 AM
So it looks like
was wrong, in his tongue-in-cheek prediction—it looks as though the Warcraft movie has a director—and it's
Here's the press release:
Especially interesting is the fact that
Ain't It Cool
picked up the story first, after which it was picked up by
, and only THEN did the
official press release
come out—and you may notice there's a typo in the title. Looks like the leak caught Blizzard a little off guard. ;)
o what do you guys think?
Good decision? Bad decision? Hopefully we'll have the chance to post an opinion piece on the subject this week.
Reduced Cooldown on Paid Character Transfers
2009/07/20 at 1:24 PM
Eyonix, on the official forums, has just let us know that they're changing the cooldown on paid character transfers from 30 days to 3 days, in an effort to lend a hand to people who make a character transfer they regret!
Lot of big changes coming up for transfers these days. I'm definitely curious to hear how you guys feel this is going to affect the game experience.
The original blue post is after the break!
WoW Armory for the iPhone: A Review
2009/07/15 at 11:39 PM
Now THIS is interesting. I assume all of you who are both Blizzard fans and iPhone owners have already heard the news, but for those of you who haven't: Today, Blizzard released the
WoW Armory app for the iPhone
. I'm a Mac user and an iPhone owner, so I thought I'd take the time to write a quick review.
I've also included a gallery of screenshots, and the text of the actual app info in the iTunes store. Check after the break to see all the info. :)
Faction-Change Service Q&A Released!
2009/07/01 at 2:08 PM
On Monday, we brought you the
that Netherea announced a Faction-Change Service was in the works. Well today, we have another update to bring you—Blizzard's decided to make a Q&A to answer any questions they're currently able to provide an answer to. We'll definitely know more information in the near future!
You can read the Q&A in its full entirety after the break.
Upcoming Engineer Changes
2009/06/29 at 5:50 PM
Hey, everyone—MasterOfDisguise here with some big news! The Engineering profession will be undergoing some MAJOR changes and, for once, it's actually mostly awesome! Before I get to the break and share the good news, I just have one thing to say: Engineers rejoice!
You can read the full details after the break!
More Huge News: Faction Change Service Coming
2009/06/29 at 4:15 PM
Nethaera has just announced on the official forums that we will soon be receiving the ability to change our faction.
This may be the most radical, fundamental change to the game dynamic that I've seen since the game came out. I admit i've always wanted this for my own characters, but really...I guess it was one of those things I never thought would change. Now that it's changing, it's kind of...scary.
The full quote from Nethaera is after the break.
Death Knight Q&A with Ghostcrawler
2009/06/25 at 12:41 PM
I don't know about the rest of you guys, but this is the Q&A I was waiting for.
Ghostcrawler has posted his Q&A about the Death Knight Class! You can read all about how they're not overpowered (we swear) after the break, or in its original form on the official site here:
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