New Forum Index!
We've had forums on our site for a good long time now, but all this time we've never had a forum index.
We decided it was time for this oversight to be rectified!
You can now reach our forum landing page
, or by clicking on the "Forums" header under the menu. We have a brief rundown (and pretty icons) for every forum on the site. A great place to bookmark!
21/07/2010 alle 17:37
Cataclysm: New Worgen Male Models
In latest Cataclysm beta build new models for male
's have been added. The new models change is mostly in the facial area where it looks like Blizzard was trying to go for a more feral look. You can check out a comparison of the old and new models on the right.
So now that you've seen the new models,
what are your opinions
? Is this change for the better or for the worse?
21/07/2010 alle 16:11
ZAM's TERA Online Site Live
I don't know how many of you follow other MMOs—I know that I can't imagine really playing more than one at a time. But there are two coming up in the near future that I'm actually really excited about—BioWare's
The Old Republic
TERA is exciting to me, partially because of the art style but mostly because of the gameplay. It's calling itself an "Action RPG", which in practical terms means that it deals with the most basic interface problem in all MMOs—the fact that most basic combat just involves standing still and deciding what order to push your buttons in. In TERA you actually have to
move out of the way
when people shoot at you. If you're firing a bow, you actually need to
your target. The combat has sort of a next-generation
Secret of Mana
feel to it.
So this seems like a perfect time, then, to point out that ZAM has their
up! If you're interested in following news about this game as well, or in following/updating our wiki, come and take a look!
21/07/2010 alle 15:16
Cataclysm Beta: How to Log In Again
If you woke up this morning and
weren't able to log into the Cataclysm Beta, you weren't alone. As it turns out, Blizzard tweaked their login server but the tweak didn't exactly take effect. You'll need to tweak your install slightly before you can log in again:
We've made some changes to the login server, however these changes didn't quite stick. You will not be able to login without doing the following:
Before you start, please make sure the WoW beta client is not open.
1. Navigate to the following folder in your beta install.
2. Open up your realmlist.wtf file with a text editing document.
3. Change the "set portal public-beta" line to "set portal public-test"
4. Save this change.
At this point you should be able to login normally.
**This folder will differ depending on which language you installed WoW Beta with. For example if you have a German install, the folder will be deDE.
If you still have issues with logging in please post here!
Thanks guys and sorry for the inconv
21/07/2010 alle 09:39
Cataclysm Beta (Build 12539) New Icons, Load Screens and Maps!
Cataclysm Closed Beta
goodness! Blizzard has just released a huge patch for the Cataclysm Beta, and we've been working on updating our
(and this blog) with the latest data! You can check out the latest items, NPCs and other recent finds by browsing the
page. Here, we have for you guys some snazzy new icons, maps and loading screens! Check out the eye candy after the break!
21/07/2010 alle 01:08
Cataclysm Beta (Build 12539) 3D Models Added!
Blizzard just released a huge update to the Cataclysm Beta, and as usual we've uncovered some new models!
Unfortunately, despite the beta patch being hugenormous, there weren't too many new models added - most notable new additions include
, and some sweet new recolors of upcoming Catclysm NPCs. If we do discover any more cool new models, we'll be sure to keep the blog updated! You can check out all of our previous model posts filed under the
Check out all of the new models after the break!
21/07/2010 alle 00:33
The Weekly Marmot - Talents Part 2 & Blizzard Twitter Chat
This week on the Weekly Marmot, I briefly discuss the new talents that hit the Cataclysm beta last week, and then spend the rest of the episode talking about Paladins. Seriously, Holy Power sounds amazing. Check it out.
Also, I'm being hunted by Nazgul.
20/07/2010 alle 19:18
Icecrown Citadel Raid Buff Up to 30%
With today's maintenance the zone wide buff for has finally reached a staggering
bonus to damage, healing, and health (see
Canto di Guerra di Malogrido
Forza di Wrynn
As with every increase we've seen in the past this should give some guilds still struggling with encounters that little extra needed push and guilds who are experienced will get an easier time. It should also be noted this is the final increase to the buff so don't expect another 5% to be tacked on again in a month!
As always, you can turn this buff off at anytime if you feel like trying the encounter in its most difficult form.
20/07/2010 alle 17:49
Cataclysm: New Hunter Pets
While there are currently no new pet families being added in
, Blizzard has added a plethora of new pets for Hunters to tame.
The team over at
have put up a
listing some of the new looks you can find for hunter pets in Cataclysm and where you can find them. Since we have access to the 3D models for some of these pets, we thought we'd post them here as well for you guys to take a look!
The original article is here:
You can check out all the new models and pets after the break!
20/07/2010 alle 16:25
Throne of the Tides Impressions
About couple of weeks ago I posted
about how one of the new Cataclysm dungeons, Blackrock Caverns, felt. If you are interested in it, go ahead and take a look - I found it a pretty cool instance. Not as cool as the one I am about to present to you here and now though. You can read my shorter description
The Throne of the Tides is an 82-84 dungeon, supposedly the second one in the Abyssal Maw - the first one still unnamed and with 0 info about it. If you follow the normal quest flow, you will find the entrance to this dungeon during your last quest in Vashj'ir, after a colossal battle featuring Neptulon the Tidehunter himself. As you approach the giant whirlpool beneath Vashj'ir, you get sucked in, everything swirls around you, and - tadaaa - you drop in the elemental realm of water. Pretty cool looking place, by the way. But let's talk content now!
20/07/2010 alle 16:07
Cataclysm: Guild "Perks"
Our developers here at Wowhead have been hard at work getting data up on the
website and they have pushed a new section for you all to check out.
are now listed in their own
If you don't already know what Guild Perks are here is a brief explanation. When you create a new guild (or Cataclysm happens and you're in one) you are able to level up the guild much like you level your player character. As your guild levels up you gain new perks, 25 in all, some are simple like
or more awesome like
We have the entire list of Guild Perks with descriptions and the levels you'll earn them at after the break!
19/07/2010 alle 13:26
July 16 Twitter #BlizzChat Developer Chat Transcript
developer chat on Twitter just ended, and we have a recap of all the questions that were answered below.
Will all mage specs be competitive in PvP & PvE?
Want them to all be almost equal, want players to play as Frost because they like Frost.
Mastery no longer in Talent Pane how does it work?
You'll gain a new ability from class train at 75 for the Mastery stat that will allow the mastery rating to affect the bonus.
Druid forms off the cooldown like Warrior Stances?
Not at this time.
Ret pallies using spell plate?
This would require a lot of weird solutions and could make Ret too powerful of a healer.
Something we want to do but technically challenging. No promises.
Healer talents to regen mana by doing damage?
Intentional, healers should now be able to do "some" damage when not healing in Cataclysm.
16/07/2010 alle 18:58
Answers to Common Community Questions About Real ID
The Real ID system, which we were introduced to a little while ago, was one of the most controversial things Blizzard has done in a long time. The feedback from the community varied from extremely negative to extremely positive, with all the points in-between. Not only has the community been divided in its opinions, but it has been quite vocal with them as well. Just a little while ago a post appeared on the official Battle.net StarCraft II blog; in it Blizzard answers common questions and addresses concerns about the Real ID functionality, features, and plans.
Check out the full article on the link below, or read over the highlights further down.
You will be able to remove yourself from your friends' Friends List. So if I and
are Real ID friends, he will be able to remove himself from the list of friends you see when you look up my profile.
Battle.net Facebook integration will allow StarCraft players (and later on, customers from other Battle.net games) to search their Facebook's friends list and ea
16/07/2010 alle 18:27
New Talent Calculator Interface
We've updated our
Cataclysm Talent Calculator
to accommodate the new in-game interface!
Now, when you load up the talent calc, you'll be taken automatically to a screen like the one at the right here. This gives you the run-down of the individual talent trees (the same one you get in the in-game interface), as well as letting you "choose a specialization". Just like in-game, choosing a specialization will lock you into that tree until you've spent 31 points there.
There are still a few bugs to work out
, and a few problems with Blizzard's data, but we figured you'd want the chance to play with it while we're working out the kinks. Don't forget you can use the button in the bottom right to switch between the "talent tree" view and the "summary" view!
If you're curious about the changes to the new Cataclysm talent system, we ran them all down in a
, but here's the gist of it:
Talent trees have shrunk. They're now only seven tiers deep. You still need 5 points to move to the next tier, but (so far) no talent has a maximum of more than three.
16/07/2010 alle 14:15
More Cataclysm Data!
If you didn't think our Cataclysm site didn't already have enough data you are in for a big surprise! We've a new batch of Cataclysm data that you beta testers have been submiting via the
. This includes a vast amount of new items (701 to be exact!), abilities, talents, npcs and more!
You can find all the new data over on our
15/07/2010 alle 17:12
AVG Flagging reCAPTCHA with False Positive
I received a number of emails this evening raising concern about a potential virus infection on our site. Naturally, this is reason for great concern! Upon further research (and with loads of great information from the awesome users who reported it) I learned that the AVG Active Surf-Shield tool has been erroneously reporting an "active threat" found in Google's reCAPTCHA (specifically, the recaptcha_ajax.js file), claiming it as a HTML/Framer Virus.
A little more Google tango produced
on AVG's forums, in which many users are reporting the AVG Surf-Shield as claiming this threat on multiple major websites (such as Yahoo! Mail or Amazon.com), citing seemingly random sources of this alleged "infection."
While there has been no official statement from AVG at this time, I do believe we can safely say that what we have on our hands here is a
- in this case, the AVG virus scan client is erroneously reporting harmless files as potential threats.
Update! This has b
14/07/2010 alle 23:49
New Cataclysm Talent Trees & Updated Talent Calculator
So a new beta build was released yesterday and, as announced by Ghostcrawler, the new talent trees have come along with it.
Wowhead's talent trees have been updated
and you can check them out on the
I'm quite impressed by the look and design of the talent tree frame in it's first pass, and I wanted to share some of those impressions with you.
The trees resemble what they were back in Vanilla, smaller, more concise, and less overwhelming. When you open the talent frame without a talent spec yet, you are provided a window that has summaries of each spec, and what they will provide when you choose them.
As we discussed in an
, each specialization provides a unique ability that you learn when deciding which talent tree you wish to travel down. There are a few passive benefits to choosing that specialization as well, such as "Shadow Priest", which reduces the threat you generate by 30%, and providing pushback resistance when casting shadow spells. The active ability and passive benefits are avai
14/07/2010 alle 18:02
Lord of the Rings Online F2P Beta Keys for Premium Members
So if you haven't heard,
Lord of the Rings Online
is going free-to-play this fall. If you were interested in giving this game a shot but never wanted to shell out the cash, your opportunity is coming up...and if you're a
member, your time is now!
ZAM is giving out immediate beta access to all of our Premium members across the network. To claim your beta key, just log into your ZAM account and head over here:
Remember, if you signed up for Premium through Wowhead, your ZAM account name will most likely be
, and your password should be in an email. If you don't have it, just use the "Forgot Password" function on the ZAM site. :)
14/07/2010 alle 16:22
A Brand New Batch of 3D Models!
More models for you!
Come and poke around, we've got a bunch of cool ones this time—including Cho'Gall himself, the boss of Cataclysm's first raid!
The rest of the models are (of course) after the break!
14/07/2010 alle 15:40
Cataclysm Build 12479: Pretty Pictures!
The latest Cataclysm update, in addition to a bunch of new talent features (which we'll have updated for you shortly!), also includes a big batch of new icons, maps, and loading screens for your viewing pleasure!
More after the break!
14/07/2010 alle 14:21