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Patch 4.2 Preview: Thrall's Return, World Tree Restoration
2011/04/29 at 11:21 AM
Thrall's back in this new 4.2 teaser released by Blizzard today. However, freeing him won't be easy; you'll have to face elementals as well as Thrall's own past. It's interesting that they chose to bring him back by tying him so closely to the World Tree's restoration, hinging its fate largely on freeing him from his elemental bonds.
It should be exciting to see how it plays out. Personally, we're wondering if this quest will have any room for choices. Blizzard has been alluding to the possibility that phasing in 4.2's new areas will be based on a player's choices, ultimately aiming to make Firelands a very personal experience for players. It would be quite compelling if Thrall were linked to the personalized outcome that they desire, especially given his rich history as a prominent Warcraft lore figure.
Don't forget to check out yesterday's exciting previews:
Patch 4.2: Regrowth & Molten Front Preview
Patch 4.2: Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest Preview
Children's Week (May 1 - 7) Guide, Including 4.1 Changes
2011/04/29 at 10:07 AM
It's been a while since a holiday has gotten a serious rehaul, but
starts this weekend and it's going to change that. This year the event features a redone quest chain for the initial leg of quests that take place in Azeroth, inviting you and your orphan to tour the changes Cataclysm has wrought. There are some clever additions to the questline as well, notably new ice creams that are served up specifically for the holiday at a mage run shop called
Cone of Cold
and dragon kites to fly with your orphan. Both the kites and the shop can be found in each faction's major capital city.
Additionally, there are two new rewards for those pet collectors:
(reward for new Azeroth quest chain) and
(reward for old Outland quest chain). This means if you've done this event every year, you'll still have a reason to check out this year's celebration.
As usual, we also have
a comprehensive guide
to share with the Wowhead community that outlines everything you need to know about the event in a lot of detail.
Children's Week: New Quests Guide
The Regrowth and Molten Front Quest Hubs Preview
2011/04/28 at 8:08 PM
In addition to the
epic Firelands raid
Legendary staff quest chain
, Patch 4.2 will also bring two new daily quests hubs to the World of Warcraft -
! These new areas will feature over 60 new quests, four "unlockable" iLevel 365 gear vendors and will constantly phase the world around you based on personal progress!
Read on for extensive details on these new areas and learn how you can earn your very own awesome
Following the Cataclysm, Ragnaros's elemental minions assaulted Mount Hyjal in a bid to set the ancient World Tree of Nordrassil ablaze. Although the Guardians of Hyjal and their allies heroically repelled this invasion, their work on the sacred mount is far from over. In the newly healed Regrowth, Archdruid Malfurion Stormrage and his comrades have transformed the Sanctuary of Malorne into a staging ground for an assault on Ragnaros's domain: the Fi
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!
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!
News Roundup: Ragnaros' Legs, Old Content, Cataclysm Feature Guides
2011/03/10 at 6:25 PM
Just a few new Blizzard posts, including one extremely worth note involving Ragnaros' sexy legs (and a hint towards the Heroic difficulty encounter).
Latest topics include:
The Subject of Ragnaros' Legs
"Rehashing" Old Content
Numbers Where You Want Them: Movable Stats
In With the New: Cataclysm Quest Mechanics
Check out the full Blizzard posts after the break!
PTR Patch 4.1 Notes Updated (2/28)
2011/02/28 at 9:05 PM
The first batch of major updates to the PTR Patch 4.1 patch notes has been posted, including some
changes (finally!) as well as some
. In addition, this update also brings adjustments to the battlegrounds flag-carrying debuffs and an obnoxious nerf to
. Looks like more of those beloved PVP changes that end up screwing over players in PVE... oh well.
Apparently Blizzard snuck a few more changes in within the past half-hour, I've added these as well to the full update below so check 'em out! Also, I take back my complaining about the
change because with this latest update, they've added a very strange restoration
(passive) also reduces
's cooldown by 2.5/5 minutes.
I'm not sure where they're getting the 2.5/5 minutes, since
is passive and has no ranks, but if we're really going to get 3 minute
after all these years then sign me up!
Other notable changes include:
Flying mounts can now be used in
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
Ding: Realm First! Level 85 Rogue
2010/12/21 at 6:03 PM
For those of you who have not been following my escapades on
, a few months back I personally decided I was going to attempt the "impossible" and obtain
Realm First! Level 85 Rogue
. Since I actually managed to achieve this amazing feat two weeks ago, I've had quite a few people ask how I did it and what was going through my head in the process. So here I am, fully rested after several days of recovering from little to no sleep during the launch.
First off I want to put a disclaimer here, doing a Realm First is not for the faint of the heart. It took a lot of hard-work, dedication, and the help of some awesome guildies. To name a few of the people who really helped out and encouraged me during the attempt:
and the rest of my
buddies. I couldn't have done it without you!
But now let's get back to how it actually worked.
More Cataclysm Hotfixes Live! (December 8th)
2010/12/09 at 12:27 AM
Blizzard has released yet another round of hotfixes (you can check out
yesterday's batch here
), most of which affect Cataclysm 80+ leveling zone quests. There are also a few profession-related changes, including some reduction of node density for gathering professions in specific zones, and apparently "Fishing skill gains were increasing too rapidly past 500 skill and have been adjusted." Yeah, cause there's always been a huge problem in the game with Fishing leveling being
Blizzard has stated that some changes may not be implemented until realms are restarted. You can check out the detailed list of fixes and changes after the break!
Things To Do Now That the World is Destroyed: Get New Companion Pets!
2010/12/03 at 11:59 AM
So, apparently Deathwing coming out of the ground and destroying everything turned out to be one of the
best things to ever happen
to the World of Warcraft. It's kind of a strange way to look at things, with the paths of destruction in many zones, and the mounting tensions between even our own faction leaders, but as a player I can't help but feel like most things got pretty damn awesome. The new zones look phenomenal, the new quests / zones are more involved and storyline driven than ever before - even though I can't help but feel weird, it's like sitting in my room waiting for the apocalypse because I think it's going to be as awesome as
In the last week before the actual Cataclysm comes, there's already once again much to do that most players may not be able to make time for until after their actual Cataclysm plans (such as leveling to 85, leveling a goblin/worgen, etc.). It's okay - because the
time is now
! I've been playing World of Warcraft more this past week than I have in months, and I just wanted to let you guys in on some of the awesome things to do before Cataclysm hits and it's back to the gr
Experience Reduced for Dungeon Quests
2010/11/30 at 4:19 PM
Looks like Zarhym just jumped on to post that
Experience for 1-60 dungeon quests is being significantly reduced.
We are applying a hotfix today to all level 1-60 dungeon quests for Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms dungeons which will significantly reduce the amount of experience they award.
While dungeons should remain integral to our evolving storylines, and great places to collect gear in cooperative environments, we need to make sure each player’s questing progress remains relevant as dungeon quests are completed. In many cases we’re seeing players enter dungeons to complete quests, only to come out ahead of the leveling curve for the zones they’re in.
This change should allow players the opportunity to reap the benefits of running dungeons, while not outpacing the leveling flow from levels 1-60. At this time there are no plans for making any adjustments to dungeon quest experience for Outland, Northrend, and level 80+ Cataclysm dungeons.
You can find a list of all of the latest hotfixes here:
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