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Latest Cataclysm Hotfixes (March 25 - March 29)
2011/03/30 at 1:37 PM
Just a tiny batch of new hotfixes, all of which were implemented between March 25 - March 29. Maybe Blizzard is finally running out of things to fix? Yeah, right. Don't worry, 4.1 will bring a whole new mess of changes and bugfixes all too soon! Nothing too incredibly interesting today, though I'm sure it was funny how players were using
prior to the fix, and I'll definitely welcome the lack of aggressive mobs near one of the more common
Dungeons & Raids
The Bastion of Twilight
A bug has been fixed that could cause
during the Ascendant Council encounter (Heroic difficulty) to target an existing fire patch, instead of creating a new one.
The guild perk "
" no longer allows players to summon guild mates inside dungeons, raids, Battlegrounds, or Tol Barad when the battle is in progress. It will also not function while the player is on any transport.
Quests & Creatures
Hostile NPCs are no longer present at the Temple of Uldum once the cutscene from picking up "
Harrison Jones and the Temple of Uldum
Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13812 - New Items
2011/03/30 at 12:47 PM
There are a lot of new items we've pulled up from this patch. This time it's mostly about epics from the new 5-mans and new BoAs for leveling as a tank!
See the full list of latest additions by clicking here!
Notable finds include:
There are a whole bunch of new BoAs for leveling as a tank, including heirloom legs:
Finally a FoS for those of us who worked hard to impress the Shen'dralar before the faction got removed:
Several new epics from the new incarnations of ZG and ZA (
see them here
More signs that the Children's Week holiday is getting a rehaul:
New BoA Items
Guild Challenges Implemented on Patch 4.1 PTR
2011/03/26 at 2:22 PM
have just started showing up on the PTR! You can rest assured that we'll have them added to our
but for now you can take a look at the updated interface and get an idea of what kind of "challenges" we'll be facing! These challenges will be an awesome way to earn tons of guild experience and appear to have weekly caps -- For example, the Heroic dungeon challenge can be completed 7 times, most likely in a row with the changes to the
Daily Heroic system
! Sounds awesome to me!
Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13793 - New Items
2011/03/25 at 1:27 PM
There are a lot of new items we've pulled up from this patch, way too many to tack onto
the previous post about spell changes
. This time around, the theme seems to be new vanity items and new epics now on certain rare mobs as well as achievements.
See the full list of latest additions by clicking here!
Notable finds include:
We were told that was getting a new loot table a while back: "Loot from the creatures Garr, Julak-Doom, Mobus, and Poseidus has been adjusted to be commensurate to their rarity and invested effort." Well, there's some proof it's happening! is back and there is a new spell datamined:
Not to be outdone, it looks like those other rares are now getting epic drops as well: and more below!
Guild challenges will now be tracked by achievements and there are a lot them, like:
That winged lion from the Blizzard Store? He'll be called
Patch 4.1 - Rise of the Zandalari Official Preview
2011/03/25 at 12:26 PM
Blizzard hit us today with the official content preview for Patch 4.1: Rise of the Zandalari. It's a well-written summary of the threats adventurers will be facing soon and explains what role Vol'jin will be playing and the numerous threats that Stranglethorn contains. It also shows us some of the new vanity drops we'll be seeing.
In years past, the Zandalar tribe, encompassing the wise and scholarly progenitors of the trolls, heroically assisted the Horde and the Alliance with thwarting the nefarious activities of their brethren in Zul'Gurub and Zul'Drak. Yet the chaos unleashed by the recent Cataclysm has reshaped the Zandalari's philosophy about the world and the dwindling remnants of their race. Led by a mysterious prophet known only as Zul, the Zandalari have issued a call to Azeroth's embattled troll populations: unite into a single mighty empire and save their race from extinction.
Thus far, the Gurubashi and Amani trolls have answered the summons and received aid from the Zandalari, allowing them to rebuild their respective capitals in Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman. Not all trolls, however, have so eagerly adopted the Zandala
PTR Patch 4.1 Notes Updated (3/22)
2011/03/22 at 6:56 PM
The PTR Patch 4.1 notes have just been updated!
Notable changes include:
All trade goods available for purchase with Honor or Justice Points from the associated commodities vendors have had their prices reduced by 50%.
s are now available for purchase with Honor or Justice Points from the associated commodities vendors.
Players will now gain proper guild experience rewards for PVP objectives!
Many previously "locked" old-world dungeon objects no longer require keys.
Be sure to check out the full list of major class changes after the break!
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
PTR Shows New Daily Dungeon System + New Wowhead Feature: Event Calendar
2011/03/17 at 6:15 PM
There are a lot of in-game events nowadays. There are Call to Arms for battlegrounds some of us still haven't set foot in, the Darkmoon Faire is always coming and going, and then there are things like actual holidays and fishing tournaments. Keeping track of them can be confusing--or at least it
confusing. That all changes today as we've now added
an event calendar
to Wowhead that will show you what's going on in Azeroth right from the comfort of your own browser.
Since it was an otherwise slow day, we also hopped on the PTR to confirm whether or not the daily dungeon had been changed--and it has! Players will now be able to do seven dungeons a week instead of one dungeon per day. Cue sighs of relief from everyone, I'm sure. I'd personally rather do seven dungeons in a row with a group of guildmates over the weekend than squeeze one in every day.
There were some new graphic setting options[
Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13750 - 3D Models (Lions and Ice Cream and Bears, Oh My!)
2011/03/16 at 4:20 PM
That's right -
. There weren't very many new models this patch but the ones that were included definitely stand out. In addition, we've (also) decided to post the winged lion model that you may have already seen floating around other sites. This model was actually added a few builds ago but looks rather unfinished at this time. We will, of course, post an updated version as soon as its available. So... what do you think it is?
In addition to the lion, we've also got a new Amani Bear model which is simply a recoloring of the old
Amani War Bear
. No word yet on whether or not this is the finished version of the upcoming , or simply a dungeon NPC or otherwise, but judging by the fact that the Zul'Gurub raptor looks to have gotten a recolor as well, this may be the case. Laaaaaaaaaaame. Oh, well!
Also, ICE CREAMS. OM NOM NOM.
Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13750 - Karazhan Maps Finally Here
2011/03/16 at 5:29 AM
When we were hit with
a lot of new maps last week
unexpectedly, everyone kept asking where Karazhan was. The answer was apparently in this build.
more maps after the break--you didn't forget how big Karazhan is, did you?
Also, it looks like the new boss in
that was added in last weeks set of maps is now removed which means this patch is definitely on track to be released before the new arena season starts.
Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13750 - New Icons, Items, and Spell Changes
2011/03/16 at 4:14 AM
A new PTR patch has just been released. There have been the usual things you've come to expect--tooltip fixes, minor spell tweaks, and so on--mostly in response to last night's
PTR Patch Note update
. However, in this build there are also new items datamined, new icons, and some new maps which we'll cover in another post.
Notable changes include:
New items like , , and have been added--these look like archaeology finds to me! Perhaps Blizzard is making good on their word to add new things for us to dig up
A new glyph for the
Some more evidence that a redone Silithus coming very soon, with a new quest item () and some new quests like
Midsummer Fire Festival
got its items buffed up to respectable ilevel of 353 as well: , , , , , and
was added to make the rare drop,
Reins of the Grey Riding Camel
, give a FoS and a
Patch 4.1 - Zul'Aman and Zul'Gurub Items on PTR
2011/03/11 at 10:49 AM
As I'm sure many of you have noticed, the upcoming patch 4.1 marks the return of the classic
raids as 5-player Heroic dungeons, featuring item level 353 epic quality loot! These items have just shown up in the latest PTR data and we've got 'em! Unfortunately, the items are not yet implemented as drops and do not yet feature unique models, so we do not yet have specific boss drop data or pretty 3D models - yet! However, as soon as the information is available, we'll definitely update - so stay tuned!
As always, you can check out our PTR site's Latest Additions right here:
4.1 PTR Latest Additions (3/11)
Check out all of the new Heroics' loot (in fancy tables) added in the latest PTR patch after the break!
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