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Blizzard Posts on Cataclysm Raid Content: Is It Too Inaccessible?
2011/03/21 at 4:26 PM
Some fresh new Blizzard posts today discussing the accessibility and difficulty of Cataclysm raid content. While I'm sure most of this will be immediately dismissed as "casuals whining, lol" the posters do bring up some valid points and the Blizzard posters provide some excellent and thought-out answers. Not everyone is in a big guild, or can commit the time to meet certain raiding expectations - is Cataclysm content not intended for them? If not, what content is? Remember when it was the
who got buffed in raid dungeons (
Chill of the Throne
How do you feel about the current state of Cataclysm raid content? Too hard? Too easy? TOO SOON?
Check out the Blizzard posts after the break and let us know what you think!
Blizzard's Ask the Devs #3: User Interface
2011/03/21 at 3:17 PM
Blizzard has opened up yet another Ask the Devs Q+A thread, with this one asking for questions related to the World of Warcraft User Interface. Ever wonder why so many seemingly fundamental functionalities are limited to addons instead of being included in the default interface? Curious about upcoming UI changes in 4.1? Now's your chance to ask!
Be sure to check out Blizzard's previous Q+As:
Ask the Devs Q+A #1: General
Ask the Devs Q+A #2: PvP
As this is a
Q+A, threads will be made available to both US and EU. So far, EU players can submit their questions
and the US thread has yet to be posted. We will, of course, update the blog when it has been - so think of some really good questions!
Do not despair. We post the question for each region at an optimal time for that region (thus why EU posted "early".) In this case, we haven't posted for the North Ame
Changes to Valor Points and "Heroic Dailies" in Patch 4.1
2011/03/19 at 12:55 AM
Blizzard poster Lylirra has just revealed some details about the upcoming changes to the "daily" dungeon system and documents the new procedures for earning Valor Points this way. You can check out the full Blizzard posts after the break, but the basic rundown is:
You can earn
980 VP per week from random Heroic dungeons.
Of that 980 VP, only 490 VP can be earned from tier 1 Cataclysm Heroics. The remaining 490 VP must be earned by running Rise of the Zandalari Heroics (tier 2).
Alternatively, you can reach the 980 VP cap exclusively by running tier 2 Heroics.
The 980 VP you can earn from running tier 1 and tier 2 random Heroic dungeons will count towards your weekly overall cap of 1250 VP.
And, as stated before, if you want to maximize your VP gains, you can still reach the overall weekly cap of 1250 by defeating raid level content.
What do you think? Personally, I'll enjoy being able to run all of my Heroics on a day that I can dedicate the time rather than sitting in queues every day, but how do you think this will affect Dungeon Finder queue dura
News Roundup: Just a Few Blizzard Posts...
2011/03/18 at 10:48 AM
There haven't been a whole lot of Blizzard posts lately, as most attention has been given to their recent developer Q+A posts (which you can check out
Also, I <3 Bashiok.
Latest topics include:
Nethaera Speaks The Truth!
Broken "Promises" and the Development Process
On "Noobifying WoW", "Grinding" and Bashiok's Mom
Check out the full Blizzard posts after the break!
Blizzard's Dev Q+A #2: PvP
2011/03/14 at 6:25 PM
Coming right after the end of
their first developer Q+A
, Blizzard is now fielding questions for the next one! This time around, players are invited to ask questions about PvP in World of Warcraft. A select few of these questions will be answered by Blizzard developers by this time next week. A topic with a lot of controversy in its history, we can only hope that both the questions asked and answers received will make for an interesting read.
As this is a
Q+A, US players can submit questions
and EU players can submit their questions
Be sure to read on for the official announcement as well as the rules and procedures! Also, stay tuned, because we'll post the questions and answers as soon as they are available! :)
Blizzard's First Q+A Answered, PvP Selected Topic for Next Set
2011/03/14 at 12:58 PM
Blizzard posted their first wave of responses to the questions they got as part of
their global Q+A session they held through the forums
recently. I think a lot of us were hoping for more in-depth questions pertaining to game mechanics or the future of World of Warcraft, but there are still some interesting thoughts expressed in this set.
Of course, there will always be more questions coming up in the near future. The more controversial topic of PvP is slated to be tackled next; starting at 4PM PDT today, Blizzard will field PvP questions from players. We'll keep you updated on where to ask those questions as soon as Blizzard makes their official threads for them.
Some of the topics of the questions they were asked include:
Updated Textures: Will We Ever Get Any?
TBC/Northrend Leveling Flow
World PvP: Is It Dead?
Moonkins Need An Execute
Check out the full results of Blizzard's first Q+A after the break!
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