The Weekly Marmot - Cataclysm Zone & Quest Design
This week, I get entirely too excited about how incredibly awesome questing is in the expansion. No longer will leveling from 1-60 just be the part of the game you try to breeze through as quickly as possible so you can get into the "more interesting" quests. Don't believe me? Watch this.
Also, my wedding ring fell off in a lake.
06/07/2010 alle 18:27
In the Future, All Posts on the Official Forums Will Show RealID
According to a post Nethaera just put up on the official forums, future posts on the official WoW forums will be posted by RealID, rather than by character name. This means that when you post on the official forums, you will be identified by your first and last name.
Nethaera has posted a thread in the official forums detailing the reasons for this change. Most important to note is that it will
not be retroactive
—previous posts on the forums will still be printed the same way. Only
posts will be converted.
This is an interesting change. I admit I'm concerned a bit—partially about privacy issues but mostly about security. But honestly, my first and last name are up all over the Internet already. I have a blog at
, so anybody who happens to be curious about my personal info can find it there. What I'm
curious about is to see how this affects flaming and trolling on the forums. Would you behave differently on the forums if anybody who read your post knew your real name? Time to find out!
The blue posts are after the break!
06/07/2010 alle 13:00
TankSpot's Cataclysm Zone Previews Continue (+ Halion 25)!
Our friends at
have provided even more awesome video previews of updated Cataclysm zones for us to share with you guys today! These latest additions detail some pretty awesome changes, including (my favorite) the goblins' handiwork in
! Remember that these videos are always available on their respective zone pages - enjoy!
We've also got another bonus video for you guys, featuring the
encounter strategy for Normal 25-player difficulty!
06/07/2010 alle 10:04
Even More Video Previews
They keep coming, and we keep posting them! If you want to see what else Cataclysm has in store, here are the newest uploads:
No bonus this time, but so far
is my favorite, so here's a peek!
04/07/2010 alle 05:25
Cataclysm Dungeon Bosses
A couple of builds ago Cataclysm alpha testers saw the first "real" achievements from the new expansion - achievements different from the random funny placeholders and the standard exploration achievements. I am talking about the dungeon (and some raid) achievements. And although they were cool in and of themselves, to me there was something else intriguing hiding inside them - the knowledge of what the different instances will be called and what kind of bosses they will feature. From this we could even gather some very basic and preliminary information about who (or
) those bosses will be. Interesting stuff for me and other players eager to learn more about the expansion.
So! Let me get to the good stuff and present you with a list of all the bosses in the Cataclysm dungeons, as well as with some short description and links whenever they are available. Keep in mind, only Blackrock Caverns and Throne of the Tides are available for testing (even if some of us managed to sneak inside the Stonecore), so information beyond those 2 (3) will be
virtually non-existent. Also, keep an eye out for a similar blog for raids!
04/07/2010 alle 05:11
More TankSpot Videos—Including Blackrock Caverns!
The crew at
are still hard at work creating videos of the new Cataclysm zones! And of course, we're adding them to our zone pages here on Wowhead. Here's a rundown of their most recent additions:
And for today's bonus, here's a video preview of one of the new instances:
03/07/2010 alle 17:01
Blackrock Caverns Impressions
The latest news on the Internet - Cataclysm closed beta is hitting us good! But we all know this. What's more important is that since the NDA has been lifted, we'll be showering you with tons of new information, blogs, guide pages, videos, screenshots, and dataz.
just posted some good stuff about the
in Cataclysm (and you should check it out if you haven't), so I decided to go a different route - do a dungeon, see how it feels, give a few screenshots, and a bit of an overall opinion about how the experience is.
Right now the only two dungeons available for testing are
Throne of the Tides
. So I went to my good old friend, the Dungeon Finder, and said "Yo dawg, you heard I like dungeons? Give me a random one!" And so the
02/07/2010 alle 19:04
Cataclysm Beta: UI Changes
With the upcoming Cataclysm expansion finally hitting an official closed beta, there has been a torrent of new information for everyone to feast their eyes on. With that being said, as with every expansion before Cataclysm, there are always an influx of User Interface changes and we have the low down on what has changed so far in the beta.
Come check out the full preview after the break!
02/07/2010 alle 17:17
Cataclysm Beta 3D Models Update (Featuring Deathwing)!
We've been updating our Cataclysm site non-stop to add all sorts of awesome new data, including a ton of new 3D models!
was kind enough to pick out some of the ones he thought were worth showing off to you guys! You can view these high quality models in both Flash and Java (the latter of which features animation) with our snazzy built-in
tool! We'll try to spotlight additional models of particular interest as we discover them, so keep checking the Wowhead Blog for the latest Cataclysm updates! Check out what awesome models we've found so far after the break!
02/07/2010 alle 15:57
Cataclysm Video Previews From TankSpot
Our friends at
have been hard at work creating video previews of the new zones in Cataclysm! As we get them, we've been updating the zone pages on Wowhead's Cataclysm site with the new videos. If you want to check them out, click through and see!
And just as a bonus, we've also included this video of the
02/07/2010 alle 15:06
Cataclysm Video: New Water Effects
As many of you know the water texture ingame is getting an overhaul in the upcoming
expansion. Now that the NDA has been lifted we have a short video clip of the new water effects. You can literally see the reflection of items on the surface of the water and it is leaps and bounds better than the current water textures.
01/07/2010 alle 18:38
Aion 1.9 Is Out, and I Know You Guys Care
I told someone that I would hook it up with a quick BFF Report for Aion 1.9, and I thought there would be enough stuff to go over... Wow, was I wrong. I mean, the patchnotes are lengthy, but outside of my incredibly butch gladiator toon, there wasn't much to look at. In the end, I somehow managed to squeeze out a few minutes of coverage and even had enough time to highlight some E3 footage that's hosted on our new
BTW, I have some plans for an upcoming BFFR and need your input...
Tell me 3 things that you despised about leveling 1-20 in
01/07/2010 alle 17:28
Cataclysm Beta (Build 12319) Updates! New Icons and More!
Cataclysm Closed Beta
has just begun and as I'm sure you've noticed that we've been working around the clock to keep our
updated with the latest data, fresh from the beta! You can check out the latest items, NPCs and other recent finds by browsing the
page. We'll also be posting new icons, maps and loading screens (in typical fashion) in the blog for you guys, so you can have a peek at the latest changes to zones in Cataclysm or snag a nifty new icon for your Wowhead forums avatar! Check out these new finds after the break!
01/07/2010 alle 16:04
Creative Development Team Answers Your Questions
A few weeks ago Blizzard asked for questions you'd like answered by the
Creative Development Team
in their very own
. Now the reply back from developers is here with some juicy lore tasty bits like whatever happened to Frostmourne after it was shattered. They also explain how the "Light" works and how the Forsaken manage to wield it.
for the heads up on this!
There are a lot of other questions answered as well , which you can read after the break!
01/07/2010 alle 13:20
New Cataclysm Data!
In case the data you're already reviewing on our Cataclysm site is not enough, the first
batch of Cataclysm data has gone through our rigorous data screening process and is now available for review!
Check out what we've found so far on our revamped
page. You'll notice that, on days where there are many entries, we now link to
a separate page
so that the Latest Additions page is less spammy. The new listing includes a tabbed interface to make your data browsing a little more pleasant.
Of course, there's more in store, so stay tuned!
01/07/2010 alle 05:27
The Weekly Marmot - RealID in Review
This week I take some time to go over the new RealID feature added in patch 3.3.5. What's good about it? What's... not so good? And perhaps more importantly, why?
30/06/2010 alle 19:28
Cataclysm Site Released!
Wowhead's Cataclysm site is now open!
With the NDA gone, you can now finally see all the info you've been waiting for. This includes items, spells, NPCs,
, and more!
Remember, we're still updating the site as we go, so if you see bugs or issues, don't fret! As we pull in more data from the closed beta, we'll be updating the site with new info on a regular basis.
If you're in the beta, be sure to upload your data with the
—and everyone be sure to post comments, screenshots, and other info on our new database pages.
30/06/2010 alle 18:03
Cataclysm Closed Beta Has Begun!
Blizzard has just put out an official press release - the
closed beta has begun!
: Added a few links to the bottom of the blog.
Remember to join the beta you will need to opt-in on your Battle.Net account. To do that head over to the
Battle.net Beta Profile Settings
upload your system information and select what games you'd like to beta test for!
You can read the official press release after the break!
30/06/2010 alle 17:20
TankSpot Video Guide to Halion!
Our friends at
have posted their
If you want to check it out, you can view it on
, on the videos tab on our
Halion NPC page
, or right here in our blog below!
30/06/2010 alle 17:05
Facebook Integration: "Like" Buttons Added!
Facebook users! We've integrated the Facebook "Like" button across Wowhead.
You can now use Facebook to share our blog posts, guides, forum threads, and even particular database pages (e.g. items) with your friends. For example...
You can "Like" a piece of gear to tell your friends what just dropped for you in
Santuario di Rubino
You can "Like" a
you enjoyed doing.
You can "Like" our guide to the
Midsummer Fire Festival
You could "Like" our
on Cataclysm phishing scams.
You could even "Like"
this very blog post
Poke around the site for a while and give it a try!
30/06/2010 alle 14:47