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News Roundup: Patch 4.0.3 on PTR, Explorer's League Journal, Red Shirt Guy
2010/11/17 at 8:02 PM
More assorted World of Warcraft and Blizzard-related news around the web that we thought might interest you guys!
'The Shattering' (Patch 4.0.3a) Now On Public Test Realms
The patch we've all been waiting for, 4.0.3a, which will activate 'The Shattering' event with the destruction of Azeroth, is currently live for testing on the
Public Test Realms
. With Cataclysm's release date getting closer, there is much speculation on when this event will hit the live servers.
Blizzard has stated that The Shattering is
"scheduled to be released shortly after patch 4.0.3"
) which probably means we'll be meeting Deathwing within the next two weeks!
World of Warcraft Explorers' League Journal: Entry II
Blizzard have just posted a new edition of the
Explorers' League Journal
World of Warcraft community spotlight column, featured on their
snazzy new website
Cataclysm Beta Patch (Build 13316)
2010/11/17 at 9:33 AM
Just when you think it is safe to go to sleep, another beta patch (build 13316) appears! It's not a huge patch, but it did change a few things.
Talent Calculator (Beta)
Latest Additions (Beta)
We'll be updating this post with more information as we distill it from the batch of data, so stay tuned!
Many achievements were converted into Feats of Strength, including , , and the Peacebloom vs. Ghouls Achievements
Several Inscription recipes now generate items that are bind on equip rather than bind on pickup.
/ now scale with level.
: A few self-healing abilities had their healing effectiveness reduced.
: The effectiveness of several healing abilities was increased.
Patch 4.0.3 Now Live, World Not Destroyed Just Yet
2010/11/16 at 11:38 AM
Patch 4.0.3 is now available for download via the Launcher
, and with it comes some rather not-so-interesting (though well-appreciated) changes.
This is not the major pre-Cataclysm patch featuring the changed world
(a.k.a. The Shattering). That patch (4.0.3a) will likely come in the next few weeks. In addition, this patch does not activate new class/race combinations or any other major Cataclysm changes. However, there are still a few things worth mentioning!
Cataclysm Trailer Cinematic Button Added to Login Screen
There's now a button on the Wrath of the Lich King login screen's Cinematics menu which allows you to watch the Cataclysm cinematic trailer.
However, apparently this button doesn't work yet. Oh well, in the meantime there's always YouTube...
Deathy's Animations Fixed!
, the special BlizzCon 2010 pet
the Murloc has been bugged since he became available, mimicing last year's
. It's being reported that this is longer is this the case, as it
Tame a Boss! Chromaggus & More New Hunter Pets in Cataclysm Beta!
2010/11/15 at 4:29 PM
Just a little note for all you Beast Masters and hunter pet collectors out there! The definitive hunter pet blog
recently reported that everyone's favorite chromatic
is now tameable in the latest Cataclysm Beta build! I don't know about you guys, but this is my old school hunter's greatest nerd dream come true. Chromaggus isn't the only new Core Hound we'll be seeing in Cataclysm - there's another new skin available to hunters, a slightly more yellow-tinged beastie by the name of
who can be found romping around in
. But honestly, who cares about that guy - CHROMAGGUS! For those who prefer a more "classic" Core Hound look, it's worth mentioning that
is now tameable as well.
Check out some other awesome new hunter pet additions after the break!
Elemental Invasion: Final Phase!
2010/11/15 at 2:03 PM
The final phase of the
has begun, and it's a doozy—the elementals have come to destroy
Elementals will be invading
. It's up to you to take them out, and to gather your forces for a strike at the Elemental Lords—which of course drop some nice little level 251 goodies!
Come check out the full guide after the break!
Gamon's Cataclysm Beta Buff Still Isn't Enough, Taken Down by Raid
2010/11/15 at 11:04 AM
. Years and years of pickpocketing, mind controlling and just generally being killed flat-out for the coppers in his pocket have worn thin on the poor guy's soul. Since Blizzard have removed class-specific quests, they've done the guy a favor and given him an upgrade of Saurfang proportions!
As I'm sure some of you may have seen, as of the latest Cataclysm Beta build
Gamon is now a level 85 elite and he hits like a truck
has just posted a hilarious video of his "world first" (not really) kill on Gamon. Despite such a major upgrade, this poor tauren still can't get a break. :(
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