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Patch 4.1 Is Coming! Witness the Return of Zul'Aman and Zul'Gurub, and a whole lot more!
2011/02/24 at 6:31 AM
As some of you guys may already know, PTR
has just shown up on Blizzard's Public Test Realm data servers, and with it came some exciting new changes and additions! As usual, we've brought back our
so that you guys can stay on top of all the latest additions!
Check out the 4.1.0 latest additions!
Patch 4.1 Official Blizzard Announcement
PTR Patch 4.1 Official Patch Notes
4.1.0 Spell Changes
4.1.0 New and Updated Icons
Check out all of the latest new data and information after the break, including:
The Return of Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman
New Zone and Epic Trinkets - Firelands Raid Coming in 4.2
New Mounts and Companion Pets
New Guild Repu
Blizzard Reverts 'The Exalted' Title Change, Now Requires 40 Reputations (Again)
2011/02/11 at 11:55 PM
Due to intense response from players, after extensive internal discussion Blizzard has decided to revert their recent change to
title. Recently, this title was changed to be awarded only after reaching 50 Exalted reputations, up from the 40 previously required.
As a result, players who had previously earned the title with 40 reputations had the title taken away from them, with their only method of re-obtaining it being to get more Exalted reputations. Blizzard has since decided this was unfair, and due to a lack of a proper way to award the title to players who earned it from 40, and then moving the title up to requiring 50
, it will now require 40 Exalted reputations again.
Recently we changed the Exalted title to require 50 exalted titles up from 40, which meant those that had achieved it were now asked to get 10 more reputations to gain the title back. We felt this kept the title as a difficult reward given the additional reputations introduced with Cataclysm, and also avoided the problem of achievement
Blizzard on Guild Reputation 2: Electric Boogaloo
2011/01/20 at 4:50 PM
Looks like the discussion is heating back up in the guild reputation thread
we reported on
a few days ago. Blizzard poster Bashiok has replied to a few more posts in
, offering more insight into why guild reputation works the way it does and why these restrictions are necessary to prevent abuse. While I definitely agree that proper restrictions should be in place to prevent abuse of the system, I also know that Blizzard is more than capable of implementing changes
Many of you guys had some excellent suggestions to improve the guild reputation system (that guild leader-specified daily quest thing was great!) but sadly there has been no mention of any changes to it in the near future. Oh well, at least I'm almost Revered with my own guild. :(
Check out the latest Blue posts on the topic after the break!
Blizzard on Guild Reputation: Is the cap acceptable?
2011/01/17 at 3:08 PM
There was a semi-heated discussion going on (which has since magically disappeared) on the official forums regarding the concept and mechanics behind guild reputation. As many of you already know, guild reputation can be earned by completing various tasks, such as completing a dungeon or boss kill in a guild group, or by turning in quests. Guild reputation is required for certain rewards earned via guild leveling. The current guild reputation cap is 3500 (adjusted to 3675 and 3850 via the
For many players, this simply isn't enough. Others are disappointed in the lack of options for which to actually gain the reputation - and I have to say I agree with them there. I've been the guild master of my own guild for well over a year now and despite being one of the most active players and participating in basically everything that we do, I have lower guild reputation to than my guildies thanks to a reputation bug that Blizzard refused to admit existed. I gain reputation for completing seemingly random quests and occasionally whenever we kill a boss, though I agree that I'd much rather see reputation awarded for doing things that actually b
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
Cataclysm Companion Pets Guide: Gotta Catch 'Em All!
2010/12/22 at 3:55 PM
Following last week's
Cataclysm Mount Guide
and our pre-Cataclysm guide to
The Shattering companion pets
, I've put together a detailed guide to all of the new
Cataclysm companion pets
! Find out which professions can craft pets, get lucky with archaeology and get your entire guild together to slaughter thousands of critters! What fun!
Check out the fully detailed guide, including a list of all of the new companion pets and detailed information on how to get them, after the break!
Cataclysm Mount Guide: Lions, Drakes and Camels, Oh My!
2010/12/15 at 4:01 PM
Heads up collectors! As I'm sure you've already noticed, the Cataclysm expansion added
tons of awesome stuff
to the World of Warcraft - including many new riding mounts available to fill your stables! Even if you've already got a
Mountain o' Mounts
, there's bound to be something you'll like in the 20+ mounts added with this latest expansion!
I've written up a guide for you guys on how to find, earn or otherwise acquire all of the new Cataclysm mounts! I mean, c'mon, look at some of these mounts - you know you want 'em!
Check out the fully detailed guide, including a list of all of the new mounts and detailed information on how to get them, after the break!
Guild XP Stealth Nerfed to 1/4?
2010/12/12 at 12:41 AM
Posts in the
Achievements and Guild Advancement
forum are indicating that
Guild XP gains have been nerfed by 75%.
It looks like only 1/4th of individual experience is contributing to guild experience now, rather than a full 1:1 ratio.
We tested this in game, and our findings sync up with the posts we're seeing in the forums.There hasn't been any announcement about this on the official forums—so we're not sure if this is a stealth nerf, a bug, or what. Keep your eyes peeled, and we'll update you as we know more.
Here's the original post:
We're getting 1/4th of xp now contributing to guild xp, and not a peep from any blue about this.
I'd like to trust that there's a reason for this, or an explanation.
Maybe on weekends it's reduced to 1/4th and weekdays it goes up to full to more easily allow caps to be hit weekdays.
Maybe rep affects xp contribution now.
Maybe it's a bug.
Maybe at 85 things even out.
Maybe they went overboard on the nerf, and are going to scale it back up some.
In any case, gett
Cataclysm Reputations Guide - Vendors, Rewards and More!
2010/12/10 at 8:05 PM
With many players already reaching max level in the new expansion, we thought you guys might want a review of all of the amazing Cataclysm reputation rewards available! In Cataclysm, you can raise reputation with most factions simply by questing in their respective zones, and then finishing off with daily quests or simply running level 85 dungeons with the appropriate tabard. That's why we've put together a full guide, complete with reward tables and prices, for all of the new Cataclysm factions!
It's important to notice that, once again, shoulder and helm enchants are available as faction reputation rewards.
Lesser Inscription of Charged Lodestone
Lesser Inscription of Jagged Stone
Lesser Inscription of Shattered Crystal
Lesser Inscription of Unbreakable Quartz
Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone
Greater Inscription of Jagged Stone
Greater Inscription of Shattered Crystal
Greater Inscription of Unbreakable Quartz
reputation with their respective factions.
Arcanum of Hyjal
- 60 Intellect, 3
News Roundup: City Tabard Reputation Clarified, Low Level Glyphs + Videos!
2010/12/03 at 7:52 PM
We've gathered a couple of interesting blue posts—specifically, a clarification on how you gain reputation from the new city tabards, and thoughts on how glyphs are used by low levels. On top of this, we've posted a couple of awesome videos, including someone playing WoW on their mobile phone, and a hand-crafted one-take video of "We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel, set in Stormwind!
Join us after the break!
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