New Forums Going Up This Wednesday
Bashiok has just posted on the official forums to let us know that they'll be transitioning to the new forums on Wednesday!
The old forums will be converted to "Read-Only" status, and all future posts will go onto the new community site we mentioned
a little while ago.
This Wednesday, November 17 these forums will be put into a read-only state. At that time we'll be inviting all posters to fully migrate to the new World of Warcraft community site and forums.
These forums will remain read-only until the end of the month, after which they and all of their posts will be removed ... forever! If you have any posts, information, stickies, etc. that you'd like to keep you'll want to have finished saving it before then.
We've all enjoyed the past few years on these forums, and look forward to creating many more with you on the new community site. See you there!
15/11/2010 alle 20:27
Tame a Boss! Chromaggus & More New Hunter Pets in Cataclysm Beta!
Just a little note for all you Beast Masters and hunter pet collectors out there! The definitive hunter pet blog
recently reported that everyone's favorite chromatic
is now tameable in the latest Cataclysm Beta build! I don't know about you guys, but this is my old school hunter's greatest nerd dream come true. Chromaggus isn't the only new Core Hound we'll be seeing in Cataclysm - there's another new skin available to hunters, a slightly more yellow-tinged beastie by the name of
who can be found romping around in
. But honestly, who cares about that guy - CHROMAGGUS! For those who prefer a more "classic" Core Hound look, it's worth mentioning that
is now tameable as well.
Check out some other awesome new hunter pet additions after the break!
15/11/2010 alle 16:29
Elemental Invasion: Final Phase!
The final phase of the
has begun, and it's a doozy—the elementals have come to destroy
Elementals will be invading
Picco del Tuono
. It's up to you to take them out, and to gather your forces for a strike at the Elemental Lords—which of course drop some nice little level 251 goodies!
Come check out the full guide after the break!
15/11/2010 alle 14:03
Gamon's Cataclysm Beta Buff Still Isn't Enough, Taken Down by Raid
. Years and years of pickpocketing, mind controlling and just generally being killed flat-out for the coppers in his pocket have worn thin on the poor guy's soul. Since Blizzard have removed class-specific quests, they've done the guy a favor and given him an upgrade of Saurfang proportions!
As I'm sure some of you may have seen, as of the latest Cataclysm Beta build
Gamon is now a level 85 elite and he hits like a truck
has just posted a hilarious video of his "world first" (not really) kill on Gamon. Despite such a major upgrade, this poor tauren still can't get a break. :(
15/11/2010 alle 11:04
Blizzard Offering 7 Free Days To Expired Accounts
In preparation for the Cataclysm, Blizzard has been sending out emails to owners of cancelled or expired accounts. They are
offering 7 days of World of Warcraft for free with reactivation of the account
, no credit card or payment method required! This is a good opportunity for players who may have been taking a break or stopped playing for any other reason to get back into the World of Warcraft and see what they've missed (before it all gets destroyed). The offer is valid until December 1st.
If you're planning on taking advantage of this offer, be sure that you check the sender and content of the email so you are not taken advantage of yourself! This email is confirmed to be sent from
with the subject "Name - Return to Azeroth with 7 Days of Game Time." The link provided in the email will take you to
- DO NOT enter your details anywhere other than a confirmed World of Warcraft / Battle.net URL! Get back into the World of Warcraft and see what you've missed! :)
Looks like EU players get some love too! The of
13/11/2010 alle 17:40
Russian Player Obtains All Achievements
, a player on the Russian realms, has earned the distinction of obtaining every single achievement in the game (as well as 78 of the 165
Feats of Strength
at the time of this writing).
Some of the noteworthy ones (as if they all weren't noteworthy) include
Signore degli Scarabei
A più di novemila!
, and my favorite,
(I just love the reward). He was also part of
Primo del reame! Caduta del Re dei Lich
Primo del reame! Mietitore della Morte
and many other Realm Firsts.
I don't know about the rest of you, but my hat is off to this guy. He's come the closest I've seen to beating the World of Warcraft.
13/11/2010 alle 12:10
Elemental Invasion Phase 3 Has Opened!
Reports are coming in that
of the pre-Cataclysm launch event has begun! Doomsday Cultists are roaming the city streets and its up to us to try and put a stop to their strange rituals!
This phase adds several new quests in the capital cities of each faction. The full listing is below.
Remember, for the full info, you can always check our completed
Elemental Invasion Guide!
Zarhym made an interesting post on the new community site regarding the invasion! Seems it will be even sooner before we see the next phase of the invasion!
The time between the start of stage 2 and stage 3 was shorter. I can tell you the current plan is to make the time between stage 3 and 4 even shorter. ;)
Phase 3: November 12 - November ???
Twilight's Cult (Part II)
Now, the second half of the story about the Twilight Hammer. After having prevented their assault on Orgrimmar and Stormwind, Garrosh and Varian have decided to take the
12/11/2010 alle 18:47
PST Q&A Series - Episode 3 (and 2!)
Because I'm a doofus and forgot to post last week's episode
(Editor's note—that part MIGHT have been written by Malgayne)
, we've got not one but
episodes of PST for you guys! Enjoy!
Questions answered this week: How to handle dual specs with loot rules, running multiple 10-man groups in one guild, when is The Raid going to be released, tips to help clickers learn to use keybinds, and more!
Questions answered in last week's episode: How to get involved in the gaming community, how to move from being a casual guild into a more serious raiding focus, how does the new Valor Point system affect progression, and more!
12/11/2010 alle 16:20
Legendary - The WoW Video Podcast - A40 Headset Giveaway
Dudes.. In the second episode of Legendary, we gave away a
WoW Sound Blaster headset
. This week, we got hooked up by ZAM and Astro Gaming to give away an
Official MLG A40 Headset ($199)
. If that isn't enough to get you to watch, then you should at least watch it for the hair.. and WoW news etc.
In related news, we just finished testing the mobile video rig that I'll be using when I head down to Gamestop, San Francisco, for the Cataclysm release party. It works considerably better than we thought it would, and I'm hoping to get k3nz0r to come along to play April O'neil for me. I'll have more info on that soon™
11/11/2010 alle 19:26
BFF Report: Horde Starting Zones and the Best FREE Vanity Pet Ever!
Following up on last week's Alliance starting zone review, I have a shiny new BFF Report FOR THE HORDE (cwutidid?). In this episode, we get the inside scoop on each race, some funky beta bugs and the best FREE companion pet.. Darnell.
I'm happy to report that last week's episode on the Alliance zones broke a record in views for the BFF Report. Thanks everyone for watching!
...now lets see if the Horde episode can beat the Alliance record..hehe ;)
11/11/2010 alle 12:47
How To Find Cataclysm Instance Entrances
The other night I stumbled upon the work of the talented
, where he had posted an assortment of nicely made and extremely informative images that I guarantee will be of value to many players in preparation for the Cataclysm! He's given us permission to share with you guys this awesome collection, detailing locations of each of the new dungeons launching with Cataclysm.
Remember, come Cataclysm, you will not be able to queue for one of the new dungeons via the Dungeon Finder unless you have first discovered its entrance! Thankfully, Blizzard has assured us that the normal leveling path will lead you to discovering most of these dungeons without much effort, but there's definitely no such thing as too much information! Enjoy!
We've also put together a video showing easy paths you can take to reach each instance portal! :)
Check out all of the awesome images after the break!
11/11/2010 alle 00:35
The End Is Near... What Would You Do?
Blizzard's having some fun with their new forums (how can they not, they're pretty awesome!) and they've posted their first
, asking a pretty interesting question:
If you believed the end of Azeroth was nigh, what would be the first thing you'd do?
Most of the options are pretty funny, and a few raise some very good points - like
just go to Outland?
is pretty nice every time of the year, after all, and there's no reminder of Deathwing ravaging the land. Besides, who doesn't love floating islands?
The earth shakes with growing frequency. Elementals pour out of rifts like rodents escaping a sinking ship. Your esteemed faction leaders, barely recovered from the strain of the campaign in Northrend, have been summoned to deliberate on a matter most urgent. And now, doomsayers affiliated with the Twilight's Hammer are gathering openly within the city walls, preaching the coming of something dark and ancient... and the ruination of all.
What in the Light's name
11/11/2010 alle 00:28
New Data From User Uploads
We've added a new batch of data to our db, all of it from user uploads!
There are a bunch of new additions here, including several new jewelcrafting designs, a few hilariously named quests (
Magneti: come funzionano?
, anyone?), and the deployment of the much-anticipated
Tassonomo dei Granmartello
, pictured at right!
Remember, the more of you who are using the
to upload your data, the faster we can get this information in!
10/11/2010 alle 15:52
Cataclysm Beta (Build 13277) 3D Models - Moonkin Hatchlings, Lil' Ragnaros and more!
We've got a few new models from the latest Cataclysm build, including some adorable new companion pets (and Lil' Ragnaros, too, since he doesn't like being called adorable) and more! Be sure to click the models to check 'em out in 3D amazingness!
of the new companion pets for you guys,
complete with all of their cute animations
! You can view them below. If you're into high-quality videos, be sure to click the titles and check out these videos in beautiful high-resolution 720p HD on the
Troll Druids have a
new flight form model
! Check out our video and model-viewer rendering of it below!
These new companion pets (as
we blogged about earlier
) will be available for purchase from the
Blizzard Online Store
soon! Unfortunately, unlike their previous pet offerings, it looks as though these hatchlings might actually be faction-specific (so no Night Elf moonkins for us Hordies, and vice versa). C'mon, Blizzard, prove me wrong! And while you're
10/11/2010 alle 02:17
Goblin and Worgen Faction/Race Changes Available at Launch
Blizzard announced something I know quite a few of us have been waiting for:
Worgen and Goblins
will be available on launch day!
There is a little caveat to the way paid services work for goblins and worgen: either of them wishing to change races or factions cannot be in either Gilneas or Lost Isles. There is no restrictions on on players wishing to change to goblins or worgen.
With two new playable races just on the horizon, many players have been asking when they'll be able to convert their existing characters into goblins or worgen. Paid faction and race changes will be available immediately once Cataclysm is released. Realm First achievements for leveling any class to 85 will be available in Cataclysm. However there will be no Realm First achievements associated with leveling characters of a specific race.
There will be a slight change to the way paid services work for goblins and worgen. Goblin and worgen characters wishing to change race or faction cannot be in Lost Isles or Gilneas; they must be elsewhere to initiate the proc
09/11/2010 alle 23:16
Shen'dralar Reputation No Longer Required for Insane in the Membrane?
Update: Blizzard has posted some clarifications! Check after the break to see!
Blizzard recently snuck out a new Cataclysm Beta patch, and with it came a number of spell changes, new items, and all the usual goodies. We've posted in-depth details on all of these changes in our blog
, but I wanted to draw more attention to a significantly major change that will affect many completionists out there.
In this latest Cataclysm Beta build,
no longer requires
Exalted with The
<table><tr><td><b class="q">Insane in the Membrane</b></td></tr></table><table><tr><td><br />Raise your reputation with the areas listed below.<br /><br /><span class="q">Criteria:</span><table width="100%"><tr><td class="q0" style="white-space: nowrap"><small>- Honored with Bloodsail Buccaneers<br />- Exalted with Everlook<br />- Exalted with Ratchet<br />- Exalted with Ravenholdt</small></td><th class="q0" style="white-space: nowrap; text-align: left"><small>- Exalted with Booty Bay<br />- Exalted with Gadgetzan<br />- Exalted with Darkmoon Faire<br /><del class='diffdel'>- Exal
09/11/2010 alle 23:15
Cataclysm Beta Patch (Build 13277)
Looks like someone is burning the late-night oil over at Blizzard... a new beta patch (build 13277) is being prepped for a server update in the near future!
We made a few tweaks to the spell diffs after identifying an issue with how we were determining changes in class spells. The current list should be more accurate.
Talent Calculator (Beta)
Latest Additions (Beta)
We'll be updating this post with more information as we distill it from the batch of data, so stay tuned!
The correction made by
Red Shirt Guy
made it into
Rovescia il Concilio
(<table><tr><td><b class="q">Overthrow the Council</b></td></tr></table><table><tr><td><br />Kill Representatives Moira Thaurissan, Muradin Bronzebeard and <del class='diffmod'>Kurdran</del><ins class='diffmod'>Falstad</ins> Wildhammer.</td></tr></table>[
09/11/2010 alle 21:51
Blizzard's New Explorers' League Journal of WoW News Goodness!
Blizzard have just posted the first of a great news summary that will (hopefully) become a staple feature of their
brand spankin' new site's
blog. This new feature, the
Explorers' League Journal
, explores (hah!) Blizzard's latest developments and other important news from the World of Warcraft.
What I like the most about this new blog is that it spotlights not only blog articles (such as their recent post regarding the
) but it also features links to important threads made by Blizzard posters on their own World of Warcraft Official Forums. Check it out!
Well met, travelers! Welcome to the first entry in our ongoing Explorers' League Journal. Together, we'll embark on frequent journeys through the fascinating World of Warcraft community and investigate the latest developments and topics of interest being discussed throughout the lands. It wouldn't be a proper start without drawing your attention to the exciting live preview and impending official launch of the brand-new World of Wa
09/11/2010 alle 20:19
The Weekly Marmot - The Hardcore 10-Man Guild
This week I get into a little bit of a hypothetical discussion. With 10-Mans becoming more "hardcore friendly" in Cataclysm, what will a "Hardcore 10-Man Guild" look like? What sort of issues will they face? And how does this compare to a 25-man guild?
09/11/2010 alle 18:26
Battle.net Dial-In Authenticator
Blizzard announced a new tool today for security conscious people: the
Battle.net Dial-In Authenticator
. For those who don't have access to a smart phone capable of running the authenticator software, or those unable to get a token authenicator, users will be able to sign up for this new service. It's free and (currently) only available to U.S. Residents. How it works is pretty simple: you will authorize a specific phone number and make a phone call to verify it. After that every time something unusual happens with your account, such as logging in from a foreign location, you will be required to make a phone call from the registered phone number and enter your pin which will provide you with a single use security code much like the normal authenticators.
You can read more about the Dial-In Authenticator on
Blizzard's Support Site
09/11/2010 alle 16:17