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Official Cataclysm Preview: Archaeology
2010/10/01 at 2:14 PM
Blizzard has posted a new preview of the new secondary profession in Cataclysm:
. Archaeology will be able to be learnt by anyone, led by the
and the new horde faction
of Silvermoon. According to the preview you will be able to complete artifacts that in turn reward you with some awesome items, like and .
You can check out the preview on Blizzard's Cataclysm Mini-Site.
4.0.1: New Flexible Raid Lockout System
2010/10/01 at 11:36 AM
A while ago, Blizzard announced that they would be changing the way raid lockouts work so players would no longer be required to raid the same content multiple times a week to increase progression. After a long wait,
has announced the new
Flexible Raid Lockout System
that will be introduced with 4.0.1. At launch, it will only be available for
The Ruby Sanctum
In these dungeons, you will only have to kill each boss once on any difficulty level to count toward a completion of the instance. For example, you could kill the first 3 bosses in Icecrown one night on 10-player and then the next night get 25 people together and kill
and the rest of the bosses. To help coordinate what bosses you have killed there will be a new UI element that shows you what encounters you have already defeated along with a way for raid leaders to link in chat what they have defeated.
You can check out the full announcement and some more examples by Bashiok after the break.
Battle.net Introduces New Privacy Features
2010/09/30 at 11:44 AM
posted a rather big announcement that will hopefully please a lot of people who didn't like Real ID when it launched. Blizzard has introduced
new privacy options
to Battle.Net, including the option to opt-in or opt-out of the controversial "Friends of Friends" feature and the "Add Facebook Friends".
We'd like to make you aware of the new Real ID-related privacy options we've introduced to Battle.net. These options provide Real ID users with additional tools for customizing the service based on their preferences, enabling the ability to opt in or out of the Real ID "Friends of Friends" and "Add Facebook Friends" features or to turn off Real ID altogether.
Real ID offers an optional, convenient way for keeping in touch with real-world friends you know and trust, whether they're playing World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, or one of our future games. The "Friends of Friends" and "Add Facebook Friends" features provide you with even more options to stay connected while you play by making it easier for real-life friends to locate each other on Battle.net. You can easily enable or
PC Gamer Interview with Wowhead
2010/09/27 at 1:20 PM
has just published an interview with the Wowhead team over on their website as part of their Community Heroes series of interviews. Both
take part in this interview and talk about subjects ranging from Wowhead's creation to things they'd like to see happen with World of Warcraft.
Cataclysm Beta (Build 13066) New 3D Models
2010/09/25 at 3:23 PM
We have another round of updates for those following our Cataclysm Beta
updates today! This time we have some
for you all to check out. In this update we have models four different colours of Tier 11 Warlock gear. There are even some new hats for you to check out and some new recolours of Djinn mobs. You can check out all this and more after the break!
Cataclysm Beta (Build 13066) New Data + Talent Calc Update
2010/09/25 at 2:29 PM
We've got another update for the mysterious Cataclysm Beta
- this time with a lot of new data! We've got several new achievements, mainly for the new heroic version of
, which includes achievements like
. A new feat of strength was also added:
WoW's 6th Anniversary
. Does this mean we'll get Cataclysm before the next anniversary? Who knows, we can only hope!
We've also included an update to our
, so it's all up to date with the latest changed talents in this build!
You can view all the new and updated spells and abilities over on our
section of the Cataclysm site!
Cataclysm Beta (Build 13066) Maps & Icons
2010/09/25 at 10:07 AM
We have a
for the beta servers, as of right now the servers haven't gone down for maintenance nor is this one actually downloadable through the client. But that doesn't mean we don't have some juicy new Maps and Icons for you! In the map area we have a few updated maps mostly with a few minor changes to the art and there is one new map this time of , which I assume is the over-world area version of AQ40.
A large amount of new icons were added in this build - everything from new icons for , Darkmoon Faire Cards, and even brand new icons for all the new currencies.
Just a quick note for everyone looking for an updated talent calculator and data for the rest of the site we should have all that updated later today, so stay tuned!
You can check out all the maps and icons after the break!
Cataclysm Beta: Tol Barad Focus Test
2010/09/24 at 5:00 PM
Blizzard Developers will be on the beta realms on Monday September 27th at 4PM PST to test . You will need to be level 85 to join the battle and the timers between battles will be sped up so several games can be played during this testing period.
We are planning to do a focused playtest on Tol Barad on Monday the 27th at 4pm PST. We would like to get as many players out there on the beta to help us as possible. You must be level 85 to join the battle. We will speed up the game timer so we can play multiple games during the test.
I will make a new feedback post after we finish the test for everyone to post in. Feedback is very important for us at this point so please take your time and try to be as concise as possible with your findings.
Thanks for the help!
Introducing Tag Specific RSS Feeds!
2010/09/24 at 2:18 PM
As you have noticed we have our blogs tagged for specific subjects such as
, and each one of those will show you specific news regarding that subject, but the good news is we added a feature where users can now subscribe to the brand new RSS feeds for any tag we use!
For instance, you can now follow all
related news on it's very own
To subscribe to any of these feeds it's very easy - in most modern web browsers all you have to do is visit the tagged page and click the orange RSS feed icon in your address bar and you're set to go!
Blizzard Introduces Automated Account Recovery
2010/09/22 at 2:40 PM
Blizzard has announced a new feature part of their Battle.net website -
Account Recovery Form
. This new form will hopefully expedite your recovery process after being hacked by asking you some questions that only you may know the answers to and then proceeds to automatically attempt to recover your account! This new process will also issue you a password reset via email, and automatically enter a GM ticket for you. You won't see this ticket visibly in-game, but you will receive an email with the ticket number and any other information.
You can check out the new form on the Battle.net Website and you can read the original announcement after the break!
Cataclysm Beta: Heroics Now Available!
2010/09/21 at 2:42 PM
Valnoth over on the official Cataclysm beta forums has just announced that
Heroic Dungeons are now available
. To make it easier on players, all new pre-mades that are copied come geared in item level 333 gear which should be the minimum you need for these dungeons!
For your convenience we also have a list of all currently available heroics:
Halls of Origination
Lost City of the Tol'vir
The Vortex Pinnacle
Throne of the Tides
So what are you waiting for? Go check them out!
Heroics are now available.
Furthermore, the Pre-made Character Templates should provide you guys with characters in level 333 Superior (blue) quality gear - which is the minimum expected gear level for succeeding in heroics. I
you to copy over a new pre-made if you want to test heroics.
Available character copies should also be reset.
Guild Chat Coming to Mobile Armory
2010/09/21 at 12:50 PM
Blizzard soon is going to be releasing an update to both the iOS and Android
application that will allow users of the
Remote Auction House
to chat with their fellow guild mates without being in-game! This also allow you to even use Whispers, Guild and even Officer chat!
Eventually this feature will be added to the web version of the Armory and players will be able to chat from anywhere!
You can read the post by Nethaera about the new feature after the break.
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