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Icecrown Raid Difficulty Functionality
2009/11/04 at 11:21 AM
In the upcoming 3.3 content patch, as some of you already know, Icecrown will be home of the updated instance difficulty setting which can be changed on a boss
basis. It will be able to be switched at any time during a raid without leaving and reentering the instance.
Some restrictions on when you cannot change it will be in place. Such as, you cannot change the difficulty in combat or during certain scripted events. To enable it you will have first have to have defeated the Lich King on normal mode, and heroic mode
will not affect trash
in anyway and will only change the bosses.
You can read more after the jump.
China Gives WoW China Non-Approval
2009/11/02 at 2:40 PM
Just as Chinese players expected to finally get Wrath of the Lich King later this month, China's GAPP has given NetEase (China's World of Warcraft operator) its non-approval which means NetEase needs to stop taking in subscriptions and new sign-ups. This is strange as the content was already approved while being run by the former operator The9, which may (or may not?) mean this will be overturned.
Also, this just may have been a problem for Netease as they have been collecting subscription fees for quite some time now, which they weren't supposed to be doing without official GAPP approval. What makes this even stranger is that NetEase hasn't had any communication with the GAPP other than the official press release on the GAPP website.
New Hunter Spirit Beast: Arcturis
2009/10/31 at 9:46 PM
So as some of you know there was a new model added to the PTR a few builds ago that looked like a new
in the shape of a bear. Finally
has found the little critter named
and tamed him.
Read on after the jump for more information.
New Holiday: Day of the Dead
2009/10/30 at 4:18 PM
Coming soon is the short 2-day holiday known as Day of the Dead which takes place this Sunday and Monday. The Holiday is based around the real world
Day of the Dead
where family members get together and remember those who have passed on.
There are a few rewards for this event, including a Macabre Marionette, which is a small pet that looks like a skeleton wearing a sombrero and holding a pair of maracas. This pet can only be used during the Day of the Dead event and cannot be learned or kept. One achievement is also available:
Dead Man's Party
You can read more on the event after the jump!
Disenchanting in Dungeons in Patch 3.3
2009/10/28 at 1:40 PM
In addition to the
3.3 Dungeon System Preview
Blizzard posted earlier, they've also elaborated a little bit on how the new
This should alleviate enchanters of having to pick up the items and then later on having everyone roll for them at the end of dungeons. Along with this comes the cross-realm-instance Dungeon System that will have a few restrictions on trading, so the only way to pass out enchanting materials from a Disenchanted item will be through the new roll disenchant system.
You can read the original post and more information on this feature after the jump.
3.3 Dungeon System Preview
2009/10/28 at 1:40 PM
In the upcoming 3.3 content patch the current
Looking For Group
system is getting a much needed overhaul with many new features and even some rewards (such as a pet) too!
There are some great features planned, such as the ability to join as a group or go solo, Cross-realm instances, and the ability to be teleported to the instances similiar to how it is done in battlegrounds currently. One of the features that looks really promising is the daily random dungeons, which will pick a random dungeon (heroic or normal) and if you defeat the final boss you will receive either 2
Emblem of Frost
on heroic mode or 2
Emblem of Triumph
on normal mode.
More on the dungeon system after the jump.
Paid Race Change Now Available
2009/10/27 at 2:53 PM
Paid Race Change
service promised by Blizzard several months ago after the implementation of the Paid Faction Change service is finally here.
You can read more on the service after the jump.
Northrend's New Kalu'ak Fishing Derby!
2009/10/26 at 1:53 PM
Slorkuz just posted details on the new Kalu'ak Fishing Derby I mentioned
. The new event will test your skill and also require you to be rather lucky. Every Wednesday at 8 PM players can attempt to catch the rare Blacktip Shark. Elder Clearwater will be waiting for one hour in Dalaran for the first person to bring the shark to him. You will be rewarded for the trouble if you do.
More info on the Derby (including the
new heirloom item
!) is located after the jump.
PTR Build 10623 Achievement Changes
2009/10/20 at 8:38 PM
Another new PTR build has gone up with the build number 10623. With it comes a few changes to achievements mostly for Icecrown Citadel but there is a very interesting one mentioning a new fishing event that changes the old
Master Angler of Azeroth
You can read more about them after the jump.
Don't Buy Gold!
2009/10/20 at 5:10 PM
Hey everyone! I'm fewyn. Some of you may know me as one of the WoW guys from ZAM or the #wowhead IRC channel, and I'll be cross-posting news from ZAM here to make sure everyone has up to the minute news coverage!
Recently Eyonix made a post stating some reasons why
buying gold is bad
and effects everyone. According to Blizzard, an alarmingly high majority of the gold comes from hacked accounts, and a lot of players these days know at least one person who has been hacked and knows how devastating it can be to a player. A lot of these people have been compromised by either getting keyloggers or using power-leveling services, and then being hacked months later. According to Eyonix, they also make baby murlocs cry.
Blizzard has also created an informational page on this whole subject which you can view
You can read the original post after the jump.
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