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PvP Season 9 Has Begun
2010/12/14 at 2:10 PM
The first PvP season of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is underway! Players are now able to compete in level-85 Rated Arenas for top gear, items, and titles -- and for the first time ever, they can enter level-85
to fight for the same rewards available through Arenas, along with the original World of Warcraft PvP titles. Players can also participate in unranked
, skirmishes that allow Battleground and Arena teams to hone their skills against opponents of their choosing -- even if they're in the same faction. So prepare yourselves, aspiring Grand Marshals and High Warlords, as the struggle between the Horde and the Alliance is about to get bloodier.
TankSpot's Guide to Magmaw
2010/12/13 at 8:01 PM
More videos from our friends at
! This one is a guide to
Once again, you can join us after the break for the transcript!
New Feature: Currency Pages!
2010/12/13 at 7:48 PM
We've added a new feature to the database:
You can now view a complete list of all the different currencies that are available in the game. Each currency has a short article explaining what the currency is and how to get it, and tabbed lists of everything you can buy with that currency, and any quests that reward the currency.
if you're confused about the way that
work, check out the db pages for all the info!
Blizzard Launching "War Games": PvP Practice Matches
2010/12/13 at 1:01 PM
Blizzard is implementing a
system—a system broadly similar to the old Arena skirmish system.
Basically, with a simple text command, you can now start a "War Game" against another group in a battleground, or another arena team, the matches don't actually count for achievements or currency rewards, and you can only initiate them against other people on your realm—but it's a great way to test out new players in PvP, or hold grudge matches against old enemies.
The new system opens up with Arena Season 9!
The full blue post is after the break, complete with a Q&A.
Normal Loot Upgraded for Blackrock Caverns and Throne of the Tides
2010/12/13 at 3:53 AM
Astute Wowhead users will have actually caught this before I did—Blizzard has upgraded all the loot from Normal
Throne of the Tides
. The old items were ilvl 279, and have now been upgraded to ilvl 308.
You can see a full list of the changed items here:
It's a good thing, too. I've got to tell you, considering the fact that quest greens in
were already ilvl 272, 85 blues coming in at only ilvl 279 was a little odd—and it made it REALLY difficult to collect the gear necessary to meet the gear requirement for heroics.
I wonder if all future changes are going to be this...unannounced?
News Roundup: TankSpot Attack! Archaeology Guide, PST, Normal/Heroic Tol'vir
2010/12/13 at 1:01 AM
Our friends over at
went on a posting spree this weekend! Boy, you take one day to go decorate your Christmas tree, and then BAM!
In any case, we've got a bunch of new stuff here! We have an Archaeology guide, guides to the Normal
Heroic versions of the
Lost City of the Tol'vir
, and Lore's latest episode of PST!
All the videos are on the appropriate DB pages under the
tab, and you can watch them all here 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
TankSpot's Guide to The Stonecore
2010/12/09 at 2:43 PM
TankSpot has posted their guide to
The guide has already been embedded in all the key pages on the site, including the
, as well as
There's also a complete transcript of the guide after the break, if you want to see the details all written out!
Intel SSD Sweepstakes
2010/12/09 at 12:17 AM
I already mentioned this on
last night, but I wanted to take the time to mention it here as well.
Intel Solid State Drives
we reviewed a little while back? Well Intel has given us a stack of them to give away, and we're going to be giving them away every day for the next week!
Head on over to the contest page to enter:
ZAM Jumps Into StarCraft II, Vindictus, Torchlight
2010/12/08 at 9:22 PM
The ZAM family is growing!
We've added three new websites to the ZAM Network:
We're really excited about these new additions to our lineup, so I hope that if you play any of these games you'll take a moment to go and check them out!
The full announcement is here:
Wowhead Comic #23
2010/12/08 at 8:33 PM
In honor of the release of
has graced us with another comic, written by our own
With all the fuss about Cataclysm, it's always good to take a moment to look back on the world—and the friends—we left behind...
Noxy has also put together a wallpaper of the last panel, if you'd care to download:
1280 x 1024
Mike B AKA Fony on the Rawrcast
2010/12/07 at 9:12 PM
just reminded me—ZAM's own
Mike B AKA Fony
did a guest turn on the Rawrcast yesterday!
The crew talk about Garrosh Hellscream, the new Battle.net site, and the Blizzard leak. Check it out on the Rawrcast site!
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