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PTR 3.3.3 Site Open!
2010/02/23 at 1:36 PM
If you haven't been over already, our
is now open—and it's a doozy!
There are a bunch of little sneak previews of the upcoming
Cataclysm pre-launch event
up there, so poke around and see what there is to learn!
Frozo the Renowned: Upcoming Frozen Orb Trader
2010/02/19 at 9:16 PM
As some of you may have a very large collection of
hiding in your bank (I personally have about 100 of them), you will be glad to know Blizzard will be adding a new vendor in
where you can trade in your Frozen Orbs for trade goods.
His name is
Frozo the Renowned
and he will trade your frozen orbs for select goods such as include
, eternals of every element,
and even a tailor only Frosty Flying Carpet pattern!
Here's the full list of things you can get with orbs:
These each cost 1 Frozen Orb unless noted otherwise in parentheses:
Pattern: Frosty Flying Carpet (6)
Tailors rejoice -- you get another exclusive flying carpet.
Patch 3.3.3 PTR Patch Notes Posted!
2010/02/19 at 6:47 PM
Icecrown shmicecrown, it's time for something new: PTR Patch 3.3.3 (.3.3~)!
Blizzard has not yet released any information regarding the release date of the next patch, but with confirmation that we'll be seeing a Patch 3.3.5 (featuring the
Ruby Sanctum raid
), and maybe'll they'll fit another patch in between the two so hopefully it won't be too long before we see some of these awesome changes go live.
of PvP changes affecting both the
balance of Wintergrasp
Auction house changes which will make mass-listing without an addon much easier.
Changes to the Dungeon Finder feature such as the Vote Kick option, Deserter debuff and more.
Improved quest and quest objectives tracking options.
The ability to skip most of the introductory lore dialog in
The Culling of Stratholme
New! Though not yet mentioned in the notes, Blizzard poster
Patch 3.3.3: Upcoming Wintergrasp Balance Changes
2010/02/19 at 5:46 PM
is hitting the PTR soon and with it come some changes to
that will change how it works from then on. This also comes along with the other battleground and honor system changes discussed about
Blizzard has never before revealed details of the inner workings of the Wintergrasp combat system, which favors certain sides based on how long you've controlled Wintergrasp recently. The entire explanation of the changes being made to the hidden system is posted below.
Patch 3.3.5: Halion and the Ruby Sanctum Announced
2010/02/19 at 5:06 PM
For everyone who thought
was going to be the last raid before the upcoming release of the
expansion - think again!
Blizzard's Zarhym has released some sparse details of a new addition to Wyrmrest Temple:
The Ruby Sanctum
! Just a few days ago, we had
that Blizzard's Tom Chilton revealed that they had some plans involving this new wing, and the nice guys and gals over at Blizzard decided to give in and deliver the news!
The Ruby Sanctum, inside Wyrmrest Temple,
Halion the Twilight Destroyer, and his servants:
Baltharus the Warborn
Drakes will only drop an
Emblem of Frost
Same item levels as in Icecrown Citadel
See the original blue quote after the break.
Patch 3.3.3: Major Battleground and Honor System Changes
2010/02/18 at 1:52 PM
There are some major changes coming to battlegrounds and the honor system in the near future, and we should be seeing this hit on the PTR shortly.
Some highlights include the
removal of Marks of Honor
, changes to
random battleground system
increasing honorable kill rewards by 100%
Read on after the break for the full changes!
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