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Cataclysm Icon Update (Build 12857) featuring Archaeology, Tabards and more!
2010/09/01 at 5:28 PM
Our beloved "silent co-developer"
has yet again dug up some cool new icons from the latest Cataclysm beta patch, including icons for some interesting new archaeology items and more! I'm sure we'll see the items (or related spells, at least) added to our
in a future patch, but in the meantime we can speculate on how awesome they're going to be just from the filenames. :)
We've got a few changed icons, as well, including a much-needed update to the
icon (that I'm probably the only person who absolutely hated). We've also got some snazzy new item icons, including icons for some
, some which may still be placeholders but many of which we've never seen before! Personally, I think my druid will probably still stick to her beloved
Battle Tabard of the Defilers
but that new Forsaken one is TOO AWESOME; a much needed alternative to the "only decent black tabard"
Tabard of the Ebon Blade
. Why can't I wear an o
Cataclysm Model Update - New Armor Sets, Minerals and Armadillos! What?
2010/09/01 at 4:29 PM
Blizzard just unleashed yet another patch to the Cataclysm beta last night, and with that comes more Cataclysmic model goodness! We've got some interesting new armor set models for each specialization (cloth, leather, plate and mail) and a few new weapons (including what appears to be Deathwing's mace)! We've also found some Cataclysm mineral vein models, a few new objects, and
. I know you guys were thinking, "Man, how could Blizzard EVER top camels? Seriously!" - WELL WE'VE GOT ARMADILLOS NOW. I bet these little buggers roll around all sorts of awesomely. I wonder which one is going to be our new
companion pet? With all these domestic critters getting added, maybe we'll get our moose just yet!
We've got pretty pictures of all the model sets that you guys can click to view the armor on the race / gender of your choice in our 3D Model Viewer, so no complaining about any bias in selection of races, okay? Check out the full blog to view 'em all!
Cataclysm: Heroic Shadowfang Keep and Deadmines Available at Launch
2010/09/01 at 4:07 PM
I know you all heard the bad news that heroic modes for
wouldn't make it in for the launch of Cataclysm. Thankfully, it seems the original appraisal was wrong!
has come along and posted an announcement stating they
have the heroic modes for both SFK and DM at launch!
Heroics are not ready for testing.
Heroic Shadowfang Keep and Heroic Deadmines
be released with Cataclysm. You will not have to wait for a later patch.
Cataclysm: Zul'Gurub Gone!
2010/08/31 at 7:40 PM
Sad news for a lot of people,
has just made a post on the official forums stating
will be removed in Cataclysm. No word yet on if
Swift Zulian Tiger
Swift Razzashi Raptor
will be moved elsewhere, but we can only hope!
Zul'Gurub is gone as a raid instance come Cataclysm.
Cataclysm Beta: More Zones Open For Testing
2010/08/31 at 6:41 PM
just went on a posting spree in the Official Cataclysm Beta forums announcing that several zones are now ready for testing!
is a level 45-50 zone in Kalimdor, the quests for this area start at the Emerald Sanctuary. The completely revamped
, located in southern Kalimdor, is available for levels 40-45 and the breadcrumbs for this zone start in both Feralas and Dustwallow Marsh.
is finally available for testing! It is available for levels 83-84 and the breadcrumbs start in
. The zone is not completely finished so you will run into a few stopping points. Finally,
is also open for testing. The zone is made for levels 84-85 with breadcrumbs starting Orgrimmar and Stormwind from their respective city leaders. As with Uldum, Twilight Highlands is not completely finished and you will run into stopping points while questing!
You can read all the original announcements after the break.
Cataclysm Beta: Streaming Launcher Improvements
2010/08/31 at 5:17 PM
In an upcoming beta build the Beta
that is used to download and stream game data will be receiving several updates, including a new progress bar, speed improvements, detailed peer-to-peer information, bandwidth detection to help with low speed users, and a new Cataclysm-inspired theme!
We now have a screenshot of the new launcher! It is pretty sexy. Check it out on the right!
You can read the original post by Lylirra after the break!
Cataclysm Model Update - Watch out, they spit!
2010/08/26 at 4:29 PM
Another Cataclysm model update, this time featuring
Let's all pretend we're not going to be flying around all of Azeroth and riding
through its expansive waters and just be excited for yet another pack beast to carry us through our adventures! So far these camels are not tied to any specific items, but one can only assume they'll be used in
can be found) and
linked to the
faction, maybe as a reputation reward similar to the
We've also found the model for an eerie little crawling hand companion pet (think
from The Addams Family), which also looks like it may come out of Uldum (with all the creepy mummies and crazy Egyptian-themed business going on down th
Cataclysm Beta (Build 12803) New + Updated Maps!
2010/08/25 at 12:55 PM
The Cataclysm beta build 12803 was deployed last week and we have a slew of new (and even some updated) maps for you to check out. We even have maps for all kinds of classic dungeons such as
Check out our side by side comparisons after the break!
Cataclysm Model Update - Thrall, Guardian, Drakes and More!
2010/08/23 at 8:35 PM
Whoa, it's been too long without a Cataclysm Beta model update! We ran into some issues on our end that needed to be sorted out but we're back and we've got models, so it's all good! These models were added in the past few patches and you can check them out here in snazzy 3D! Let's check out the most awesome stuff first:
- Just a modified recolor of Sylvanas, but we love her anyway!
Guardian of Ancient Kings
- The amazing form taken by
Archeology Surveying Tool
- Archaeology is going to be
We've got awesome new redesigned drakes which are planned to be the rewards for various Cataclysm achievements. So far, the onl
Cataclysm Beta (Build 12803) New Icons + Skywall Loading Screen!
2010/08/21 at 2:51 AM
New build means new icons! We've got over
40 new icons
, mostly for various Cataclysm items and a few featuring new bosses from the
Halls of Origination
! Snazzy! We've also got the new
loading screen - man, even
of this place look amazing! Even the icon for
finally gets a long-overdue update - he never was a tauren, after all! Be sure to check out our freshly updated
page for delicious new data, including a handful of new achievements!
Check out the full post for the new icons!
Happy "One Year Since Cataclysm Was Announced" Anniversary!
2010/08/21 at 2:16 AM
Well, it's been one whole year now since World of Warcraft's Cataclysm expansion was announced on August 21, 2009 at BlizzCon in Anaheim, California! Since then, we've learned countless of new things about the upcoming expansion and all of the wondrous features we have to look forward to - the drastic changes to Azeroth, the return of Ragnaros, new playable races, guild leveling and so much more! Sadly, the one thing we haven't learned of in all this time is quite possibly one of the most important details of the upcoming expansion - the
. Recent interviews have allowed us to speculate of a late 2010 release (as they originally intended) but we're running out of 2010! I'm about to choke from my nerdy mouth frothing so long over here!
I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you guys the news that we've
! It's now even more chock full of glorious screenshots of the changed world and extensive, up-to-date details on major Cataclysm changes! Of course, we're gonna keep updating this guide probably until Cataclysm is ready to hit, so be su
Cataclysm New Feature: Level Sync?
2010/08/20 at 1:48 PM
recently did an interview with
Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street
, where they talk Blizzard's plans and ideas behind Cataclysm. One part that really stood out was Ghostcrawler mentioning a new system being put in place that will
allow high level characters to decrease their level to help out low level characters.
This sound familiar to anyone? Anyone who has ever played Final Fantasy XI may remember this as
, and City of Heroes players may remember this as their "Mentoring System". Ghostcrawler does mention that this may happen
, so no getting your hopes up if it doesn't come true!
Cataclysm may also eventually include a system that allows players to scale down their character's level in order to help newer players. The heirloom items unveiled in Wrath of the Lich King already scale with a character's level, so adjusting t
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