Battlecry Mosaic Complete, New Interviews, Noxy Artwork
Ladies and gentlemen,
the Battlecry Mosaic is complete
A total of 20,000 submissions have come in since the
site opened, and the full mosaic is now available for viewing! You can look at it through the Mosaic Viewer on the Battlecry page, or by downloading the truly epic
14400 x 6150 pixel raw file
(also available in various
They've also unlocked two brand new
: one with
, who we all know and love, talking about the design and creation process for the game—and the other with forum MVP
, talking about his gaming history and the experience from the player's perspective.
If you're looking closely at Palehoof's interview, you'll find some artw
03/03/2010 alle 19:00
Pawn, Now with Added Wowhead Awesome
Some of you may know about this little addon from the last time we
it, but for those who don't here's a little explanation:
is an addon that takes the stats from an item you are looking at and gives it a score based on a weight scale, very similar to our own stat weighting system. The higher the score the "better" the item is according to the weight scales you design.
And now, Pawn users will be happy to know that the team over there has added a little extra awesome into the addon by using our
To get Pawn you can find it on our sister site
03/03/2010 alle 14:03
3.3.3 PTR Patch Notes Updated
The PTR is currently down and is being updated to a new build, but in the mean time Blizzard has updated the PTR Patch Notes!
Included in this new build are several changes to some classes, such as
's debuff duration increased from 12 seconds to 60 seconds. There are also other class changes for Mages, Rogues and Warriors.
Another little gem was added in this build was the ability to your frame rate to an eye blistering
200 frames per second
Read on after the break for all of the changes!
02/03/2010 alle 20:25
Icecrown Citadel Raid Buff Now Live
The buff promised by Blizzard to make
Rocca della Corona di Ghiaccio
easier has finally been enabled on live realms as of this morning's rolling restarts!
Forza di Wrynn
for the Alliance and
Canto di Guerra di Malogrido
for the Horde
increase damage, healing and health by 5%
. From looking at related spells it will slowly increase over time to finally reaching its top out point of
These buffs will hopefully help out those raid groups that are having issues progressing through the raid encounter. But those who wish to do this without help still have the option to turn it off by speaking with your respective faction leader to disable the buff.
02/03/2010 alle 12:33
Stat Changes in Cataclysm Announced
Quite a few of you have heard about the changes coming to stats in
, and out of that few many have wondered what exactly is changing.
Eyonix has gone into detail about each and every change you will be seeing in the upcoming expansion, including spell power coming from intellect, and haste rating doing "more stuff" for melee users than just increasing attack speed.
You can read on after the break for the original post and the full changes.
01/03/2010 alle 12:18
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser for WoW Players
About a week ago I got a letter that was very affecting. It almost got lost in the inbox shuffle, but fortunately I caught it only a few days late, because I found it really affecting.
It warms my heart to see gamers coming out to do something really good for society, and considering the way mainstream media only seems to notice when a gamer shoots up a school, it's more important than ever that we work together to get the word out.
Here's the message:
My name is a Maria, a SF Bay Area geek and a very avid gamer. From the age of 7 when my Dad got me into gaming and bought me an NES Action Set/Bundle, I’ve been hooked. Aside from the typical console gaming and having a day job, I am still very active playing PC games especially within World of Warcraft. I was recruited into the guild Conquest on Kilrogg (US) and have since then learned how to split group mobs and teleport through walls. :P
Anyway, the reason I’m writing is because I’m reaching out in hopes that you could help me promote a little fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I’m running a triathlon this
26/02/2010 alle 22:00
Feb 26 #BlizzChat Developer Chat Transcript
developer chat on Twitter just ended, and we have a recap on some of the best questions that were answered below.
Moonkin/tree form graphical updates?
Tree is maybe, no promises.
Revamp old races to be more like new races starting zones?
Not on same level but a little.
Removing cap on honor like emblems?
More likely to cap emblems.
Will we see pre-launch events in 3.3.3?
We don't have an exact time yet but a few months before release.
Multiple raid released at the same time, will we see that?
Multiple raids will ship with
Still on the list!
Where's my moose?!
We might have to do a moose now...
More resilience enchants?
Enchanting seems lik
26/02/2010 alle 20:10
WSG Experts: The Official WoW Magazine Wants Your Tactics!
The industrious gnomes and goblins at the
World of Warcraft Official Magazine
are currently working on issue two. One of its regular features is
Battlegrounds Back to Basics
—this time around, covering
Forra dei Cantaguerra
As part of that feature, they're looking for hints and tips from WSG veterans. Is that you? If so, please feel free to post your favorite Warsong Gulch
strategies, tactics and tricks that help give you the winning edge! These can either be team oriented, or even class specific.
The best suggestions will be incorporated into the feature as quotes - and of course your character will be fully credited (please include character and realm name!). Remember, these should be straightforward one-liners—we’re not looking for long paragraphs packed with intricate details.
Leave your comments and thoughts
here in the post
, and be on the lookout for posts from
26/02/2010 alle 17:26
Let's Fight! Players vs. Blizzard in PTR Battlegrounds
Have you ever wanted to stomp on some
Blizzard employees in PvP
? Well now is your chance!
Today between 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (Pacific time) members of the Blizzard Community Team and QA staff will be queuing up with the Random Battleground Finder on the US PTR realms of Broxigar and Anasterian. So bring your main or alt or even one of the premade characters, and show them what you got!
Ever wanted to Pwn a Blizzard employee in WoW PvP? Now's your chance because tomorrow from 4:30PM to 6:30PM (PST) a few of us will be queuing up for BGs via the new Random Battleground Finder on the US realms! Bring your main/alt/premade and show us what you got!
What: Random Battleground Finder
Who: Blizzard Community Team and Blizzard QA
Place: US Servers Broxigar and Anasterian
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 PST
(Note: Time/Event is subject to change.)
26/02/2010 alle 14:59
Interview with Wowhead at The Dalaran Inn (and Comic Contest)
I just got through doing an
The Dalaran Inn
, and apparently we're "Notorious"!
TDI is also hosting a contest for comic artists.
Comic artists are invited to submit their work, and the best one is being selected to start a regular comic over on the TDI site. If there are any comic artists among you waiting in the wings, go take a look at their post here:
25/02/2010 alle 21:18
Free Gear! Just Click Here
So in a lot of the Blizzard interviews and editorials and
, I've been noticing a similar theme cropping up, and it seems to have informed Blizzard's game design philosophy a great deal. It goes something like this:
People go where the gear is.
Blizzard, it seems, has finally pegged us players for the greedy bastards we are. So what does this mean?
25/02/2010 alle 20:14
BlizzCast Episode 13 Now Available
BlizzCast Episode 13
was just released on the official Blizzard
. This episode features a large chunk of discussion about the StarCraft II beta and a little more on World of Warcraft and Diablo 3.
In regards to World of Warcraft we have Bashiok, who you may remember as Drysc, and Zarhym talking back and forth about their opinions on the final chapter of Wrath of the Lich King and what lays in store for us as we approach the upcoming
You can listen to the entire episode and read the transcript on Blizzard's
25/02/2010 alle 17:16
Twitter BlizzChat on Friday, Feb 26
Blizzard will be holding another
Developer Chat on Twitter
To submit a question you will need to tweet using the
(Pacific time) on Friday, Feburary 26, 2010. During the chat all questions will be posted on the forums due to the character limitations of Twitter.
Read on after the break for the original post! The full BlizzChat history is available
25/02/2010 alle 12:30
ZAM.com Re-Debuts With A New Design
Those of you who are following updates at our sister site,
, will be excited to learn that they're debuting a
brand new design
The new page layout features an updated feature box, quick and easy links to all the other ZAM Network sites (including yours truly), an upgraded news feed with quick links to all the latest news stories, and an updated
which makes it easy to look through all the newest content.
24/02/2010 alle 18:22
3.3.3 PTR Patch Notes Updated!
Blizzard is already updating the Public Test Realms with a fresh new build, including some very interesting changes to the Dungeon Finder tool and Holiday bosses.
In addition, Blizzard has also included a small number of class changes and change that I know pet collectors everywhere will love -
Robobomba da Compagnia
(the Engineering-required non-combat pets) are no longer Bind-on-Pickup! Now our fellow engineers (or skilled alts) can make these lovable little explosives for any non-Engineer's collection!
Blizzard have also completely revised the way Holiday bosses (such as
Cavaliere Senza Testa
) are handled. Players will now be required to use the Dungeon Finder to queue up for these special event bosses via an NPC dialog option. Upon defeating the boss, players will each receive a single loot cache containing a rare, "special" seasonal item. Players will be able to kill the boss for his other drops as many times as they'd like, but can only receive one of these seasonal goodie bags per day. Looks like the days of endlessly farming these seasonal bosses for hours on end trying to get their rarest drops (like a [item=378
24/02/2010 alle 15:40
19th Battlecry Mosaic Tile Unlocked: New Music
The Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic has unlocked its
! They've collected
pictures, which not only unlocks a new tile in the mosaic, it also unlocks a brand new piece of content! This time it's a piece of music called
Tournament Battle One
, a battle song designed to to strike fear into the hearts of the Scourge!
There is only
pictures left to be collected, so if you haven't, you still have a chance to get your picture on the official
Battlecry Mosaic website
23/02/2010 alle 20:10
PTR 3.3.3 Site Open!
If you haven't been over already, our
is now open—and it's a doozy!
There are a bunch of little sneak previews of the upcoming
Cataclysm pre-launch event
up there, so poke around and see what there is to learn!
23/02/2010 alle 13:36
New Features: Contact Tool and Heirloom Slider
Wowhead has implemented a few tasty new features!
First, we've created a whole new architecture to let users contact us. You can now use the
link found at the top of the page to contact us using the nifty lightbox pictured at the right. We've also upgraded the interface used to report comments, forum posts, screenshots, and
data, so use those report buttons!
It's also worth mentioning that the tool works even while you aren't logged in, so now you guys have no excuse not to use it!
In addition, we've also added a
to all of our
item pages — which you can drag to see the stats change as your level does.
Could it be any more convenient?
Go give them a try and let us know what you think!
22/02/2010 alle 20:14
Gryphon and Wind Rider Plushies Now On Sale!
ago Blizzard announced that in the near future they where going to release plushies of two very cute pets.
Well they'veve finally gone on sale, and you can now purchase a
Wind Rider Cub
Each plushie comes with a code which you can activate on the Battle.net account page that will give one account the same pet in-game!
And for any of you who may have missed it, here are the 3D models of the in-game pets:
22/02/2010 alle 14:37
Frozo the Renowned: Upcoming Frozen Orb Trader
As some of you may have a very large collection of
hiding in your bank (I personally have about 100 of them), you will be glad to know Blizzard will be adding a new vendor in
where you can trade in your Frozen Orbs for trade goods.
His name is
Frozo the Renowned
and he will trade your frozen orbs for select goods such as include
Globo del Crociato
, eternals of every element,
Fiore di Loto del Gelo
and even a tailor only Frosty Flying Carpet pattern!
Here's the full list of things you can get with orbs:
These each cost 1 Frozen Orb unless noted otherwise in parentheses:
Globo del Crociato
Fiore di Loto del Gelo
Pattern: Frosty Flying Carpet (6)
Tailors rejoice -- you get another exclusive flying carpet.
19/02/2010 alle 21:16