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Exclusive GamesCom Tom Chilton Interview - Archaeology Details and More!
2010/08/20 at 12:02 AM
Lots of interesting new Cataclysm-related information has been revealed in extensive interviews performed the
convention in Germany, and we're ready to add to it with an exclusive fan Q+A interview with World of Warcraft Lead Designer
courtesy of our friends at
! We've got a full transcript of the interview to share with you guys which you can check out after the break!
For all of you
folks out there, I've summarized the majority of important details of the interview:
When will Cataclysm be released?
"It'll be the first Tuesday after it's done." Seriously, though, they want to shoot for a 2010 release but there's still a few months of development / polishing yet.
Will we ever see the Path of the Titans?
Not in Cataclysm (of course) but it could always see a conceptual revamping and return in a later expansion.
Extensive Archaeology details!
Zones will featured specific Ar
Cataclysm Build 12759: New Data and Talent Calc Updated!
2010/08/18 at 9:42 PM
was pushed to the beta servers last Friday, and after a long and difficult fight with the new game file format, we now have all the new data added!
Blizzard has added all new quest completion achievements for Azerothian old world zones, which will now be part of the criteria for earning
(similar to the existing
Loremaster of Outland
Loremaster of Northrend
Achievements). With most 1-60 zones featuring many new streamlined quest hubs and tons of new quests, earning Loremaster should come much more naturally and involve less scavenging for that one missing quest in a zone!
, which is part of the recently
Cataclysm Collector's Edition, also makes an appearance in this build, as well as several new cooking recipes—including
South Island Iced Tea
. You can check out all this on our
Also we have the [url=
Cataclysm Collector's Edition Announced!
2010/08/17 at 11:16 AM
Blizzard has just announced the
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Collector's Edition
! Some items included in the Collector's Edition are a 176-page Cataclysm themed art-book, Lil' Deathwing in-game pet, a behind the scenes DVD, the soundtrack from Cataclysm, a special edition mouspad depicting Deathwing himself, and World of Warcraft: The Trading Card Game cards from the Wrathgate expansion. According to the Press Release the Collector's Edition will be available for $79.99 (US dollars).
has been updated with extensive details and pictures!
Now features correct Lil' Deathwing model!
You can read the official Press Release after the break.
Best. Warcraft Music. Ever. - Cataclysm's Opening Theme
2010/08/15 at 5:22 PM
It's been a pretty busy weekend in the Cataclysm Beta, with the addition of the
and a number of interesting
new UI changes
. However, there's one aspect in the development of the new World of Warcraft expansion that's been coming along
and isn't getting quite the attention it deserves - until now! Many Cataclysm zones feature entirely new or completely changed music which I'd love to share with you guys - if you'd be interested?
In any case, I present to you the most amazing World of Warcraft musical piece ever (well, except for
Power of the Horde
- but I'm just biased):
, the 12-minute long epic currently gracing the Cataclysm Beta's login screen. Enjoy!
for uploading, I'd have gotten this up sooner for you guys but I'm terrible at making even the most simple of YouTube videos!
Cataclysm Beta (Build 12759) Over 200 New Icons!
2010/08/14 at 1:43 AM
The latest Cataclysm Beta patch included
of new icons! We've got some new items for Archaeology, including the main skill icon, and ones for artifact fragments and other related items. We've also uncovered ton of new icons for different types of armor; which, judging from detail, will most likely to be used for quest rewards and dungeon gear. Personally, I can't wait to see new, highly detailed tier armor and endgame item icons!
There's also few new weapon icons and a
of new miscellaneous item icons, including new Darkmoon Cards, a ton of strange reagents, and the most adorable lil' brown bear cub ever. D'awwww. And speaking of cute companions - Lil' Deathwing has an icon now! HE'S SO CUTE ITS EVIL. Don't forget to check out the latest items, NPCs and other recent finds by browsing the
section of our
and be sure to keep up with our
as we add tons of n
Cataclysm Beta (Build 12759) Updated Continent Loading Screens!
2010/08/14 at 12:15 AM
The latest Cataclysm build also included freshly updated loading screens featuring amazing new art for each of the major continents. We've uploaded them here in both original and widescreen variations! Which one is your favorite? Also, which other old-world loading screens still deserve some love?
New Loading Screens
Cataclysm Beta (Build 12759) Guild Vendor, Achievements Added!
2010/08/13 at 11:57 PM
The latest Cataclysm Beta update marks the return of guild features, with some awesome new additions! Guild vendors have been added to the game, located near the Guild Master / Tabard Vendors in the major cities, who sell items which will (eventually) have guild reputation requirements. New items include a ground mount, flying mount, new heirlooms and more! Sadly, most of the items have not been fully implemented and do not actually function at this time.
Blizzard has also added few more guild achievements - keep checking the blog for more information as we can add it! Check out screenshots of the newly added goodies after the break!
I Survived the Goblin Starting Zone and All I Got Was This Stupid BFF Report
2010/08/05 at 12:59 PM
All I have to say is, the Goblin starting experience was clearly directed by Michael Bay.
Oh, and balls.
Cataclysm Beta: How to Log In Again
2010/07/21 at 9:39 AM
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
Throne of the Tides Impressions
2010/07/20 at 4:07 PM
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!
Cataclysm Build 12479: Pretty Pictures!
2010/07/14 at 2:21 PM
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!
More TankSpot Cataclysm Zone Previews!
2010/07/12 at 2:27 PM
has done it again! They have provided as with even more awesome video previews of updated Cataclysm zones. These new previews include one of my favourite makeovers yet,
which has had some pretty radical changes from the one we currently know. Remember these videos are also available on their respective zone pages!
And as a bonus for all of you, here's the brand new 5 player dungeon
Throne of the Tides
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