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Cataclysm Leveling Flow Guide: 1-60
2011/03/15 at 2:52 PM
Cataclysm tore the world asunder and redefined Azeroth--Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor will never be the same. However, as exciting as it's been to watch this all unfold, it also means that it's harder than it was before to get back into the groove of things if you have taken a break. Even starting a new alt can be a mystifying journey since all the zones have been returned and the landscape changed. Darkshore was hit with tragedy, the Barrens is split in two, and tensions have never been higher in Silverpine Forest. There’s too much to take in and it's hard to know where to start sometimes.
But don't worry--that's what we're here for, right? In addition to having
a lengthy guide to the Cataclysm changes
in our Cataclysm section of Wowhead, this post will get you up to speed on the general leveling progression of World of Warcraft for levels 1-60.
Find out where to go, what zones you shouldn't pass up, and more after the break! We've even included some fun items to hunt for to give you reasons to check out certain zones over others!
ZAM's RIFT Launch Day Guide
2011/02/23 at 6:49 PM
There's games other than WoW -
Yeah, that's right! Other companies indeed dare foray into the seemingly Blizzard-dominated World of Warcr- I mean massively multiplayer online universe, and sometimes they actually get stuff right! This latest example of stuff being done right comes from
, a new fantasy MMO that looks
pretty damn awesome
. Haven't heard anything about it? Well it's time to step out from under that rock, get out of that instance, stop farming those herbs and check out some of the badass features and content RIFT is promising. Will it succeed? You should be the judge. It's okay, we won't tell WoW you're cheating on it.
Rift is launching on March 1st, and our friends at ZAM have been working their butts off on their snazzy
and have recently posted an equally awesome
RIFT Launch Day Guide
which I definitely recommend checking out! We'll all be rolling on the Wolfsbane shard, Defiant side so feel free to come stalk us! <3
Love is in the Air Guide! (Feb 6 - 20)
2011/02/04 at 7:06 PM
Ah, love is in the air - along with horrible chemicals and poisons as well! What the heck! Love is in the Air starts on Sunday, and (as usual) we've got an updated
for you guys!
This year, the
Love is in the Air
event runs from
. So far, the event looks to be the same as last year's updated event, which features a special seasonal boss -
! You can queue up for this encounter by speaking to Steamwheedle Shyster, located in
(by the Trade District Auction House) or in
(near the path to Grommash Hold). Each day you'll have a chance to receive special, fun items from the
- maybe even a
Big Love Rocket
! In addition, the necklaces dropped by Hummel have been updated to level 85 and are now item level 346 and rare quality!
Winking Eye of Love
Shard of Pirouetting Happiness
Sweet Perfume Brooch
Choker of the Pure Heart
TankSpot's Guide to Heroic Chimaeron
2011/01/23 at 5:35 PM
's latest Cataclysm raid video guide details the
in Heroic difficulty!
Be sure to check after the break for full video transcript and strategy!
Lunar Festival Guide! (Jan 23 - Feb 13)
2011/01/22 at 5:30 PM
It's that time of year again! The Lunar Festival has come - and we have a
This year, the Lunar Festival runs from
. So far, the event looks to be mostly the same - no new Dungeon Finder boss or anything of that nature.
It's worth mentioning that due to the Cataclysm, some Elder locations have been changed! Most Elders locations have changed only slightly, as they remain in the same general area - it's just that the general area itself may have moved!
We have now updated all 2011 event Elder locations, thanks to our community and a bit of elbow grease (let's hear it for
)! You guys should still feel free make any clarifications in this thread or by contacting us directly at ! As always, we appreciate every bit of feedback provided - after all, we write these guides for
Enjoy the Lunar Festival!
TankSpot's Guide to Heroic Halfus Wyrmbreaker
2011/01/21 at 4:10 PM
TankSpot's guide to the heroic version of the
encounter is up on the NPC page!
Complete transcript after the break!
TankSpot's Guide to Maloriak
2011/01/12 at 5:19 PM
The crew of TankSpot has posted their guide to Maloriak!
Papapaint has a full transcript of the video which you can read after the break, and of course you can find the guide on Maloriak's
Ready for Raiding: Flasks, Elixirs, Potions and You!
2011/01/07 at 6:39 PM
Do you want to be better at your class? Sure, we all do. The first step to a successful raid is to learn as much as possible about playing your class to its potential, and executing what you've learned in a clean and understanding fashion. The next step? Mind-altering and strength-modifying chemicals!
No raiding career is complete without the hundreds of hours spent farming raw materials for consumables! Right? Of course, some clever players opt to instead farm the Auction House, scoring the sweet deals and making good plays that earn them the money to supplement their raiding "habit." For everyone else though, it means knowing an
and getting them the herbs they need to help you! So what flasks do you need? What herbs do they take? Where is lizard help? Don't worry, Wowhead's got you covered.
I've put together a guide to help familiarize players with the new consumables available for Cataclysm content. This should serve as an informative introduction as well as a strong reference for all of your flask, elixir and potion needs! Be sure to check out the detailed guide, including run-downs of all-things liquid and c
TankSpot's Guide to Nefarian
2011/01/04 at 1:42 PM
TankSpot has posted their guide to
Just like before, you can find the video guide on Nefarian's NPC page, and the transcript is after the break!
Cataclysm Daily Quests: Therazane
2011/01/03 at 9:40 PM
The Cataclysm expansion added thousands of new quests, and among these were quite a few new daily quests with which players can raise various reputations and earn some gold. I'll admit, I'm not particularly impressed with the monetary gain from these quests, as most quests award around or so, but I can tell that these quests were added as an alternate means of raising reputations without having to grind dungeons with the appropriate tabard on. That being said, I thought I'd take a look at the daily quests added for various factions with this expansion, starting with the big momma herself,
faction (and its dailies) will not become available until a significant amount of questing in
has been completed. You will first start earning Therazane reputation from quests upon completion of
. By the time you complete all of the necessary quests in Deepholm to unlock the dailies, you will be Honored with
. From there, you can do daily quests for a total of
per day and you can use the
Tabard of Therazane
News Roundup: Rated Battlegrounds Honor Change, Traveling Azeroth
2010/12/30 at 4:48 PM
Just two little brief tidbits of news today!
Blizzard changes Rated Battlegrounds to award full Honor to players already at the Conquest Points cap, and have also posted a helpful and informative guide on getting around in the World of Warcraft!
We've recently made a change in an effort to promote continued play in Rated Battlegrounds. Now when a player is at their weekly Conquest cap they will receive the full amount of Honor from kills, objective completions, victories and losses while in a Rated Battleground match. Those not at their cap will continue to earn Conquest normally, and will only earn Honor once they reach their weekly cap.
Whether you’re capped and others on your team aren’t, or you’re all capped and just want to keep playing, we hope this change will allow more flexibility for those participating in Rated Battlegrounds.
Check out their informative post on travel methods in Azeroth and beyond after the break!
TankSpot Cataclysm Raid Videos - Cho'gall
2010/12/23 at 7:47 PM
Nothing captures the holiday spirit quite like slaying the Leader of the Twilight Hammer!
's latest raid video features
, the final boss of
The Bastion of Twilight
As always, be sure to check after the break for the full video transcript with all the tips and tricks you'll need to slay a two-header ogre of your own and loot all of the presents.
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