Moonkin Hatchlings & Lil' Ragnaros Preview
: The latest Beta build introduced an interesting uncategorized spell -
Moonkin Hatchling Passive
. Its effect is to cast
Moonkin Hatchling Flower
once every 3 minutes, which in turn summons
. Just sayin'...
Uovo di Lunagufo
) Blizzard announced back during BlizzCon? Well, they are not here yet, but we have a sneak preview on the brand new community site. One of the cool things about this new pet is that is has different models for Alliance and Horde players - just like the Moonkin Form is different for the two factions. Oh, and they are oh-sooo-cute, and I am not one to buy this cuteness stuff easily!
pet also made it into the preview, and let me tell ya - it is
Check out the images below and the official announcement after the break:
Horde Moonkin Hatch
09/11/2010 alle 12:53
Level Selector In Talent Calc
Just another little awesome bonus feature—you can now
select your level
in the talent calculator!
Just click on the level listed at the top of the talent calculator, and a dialog box will pop up asking you what level you'd like. Once you select a level, the talent calculator will be constrained to only the number of talent points that level character has available.
Give it a try and see!
08/11/2010 alle 20:35
Wowhead User Survey—Win an Xbox/PS3/Wii
So one of the most common complaints we get—or any website gets, for that matter—is about the ads. We don't like it when annoying, obnoxious, irrelevant ads are showing our pages. We don't like "Shoot the Duck" any more than you do.
We want you to be seeing ads for products you actually care about: awesome games, movies, computer equipment, and so on. We have a pretty good idea what sort of ads you want to see. But in order to get those ads up on the site, we need to prove it!
In light of this fact, we've put this little survey together! It asks a bunch of questions about what games you like to play, what movies you like to watch, what sort of gear you like to buy, and so on—so we can prove to our advertisers that our audience knows their gear. And as a thank you for filling it out, we're giving everybody who participates a chance to win
their choice of an Xbox 360, PS3, or a Wii.
So click on through! It takes about 5 minutes to fill out. Wowhead shows fewer annoying ads, and maybe you walk away with a new game console. What do you say?
08/11/2010 alle 18:12
Elemental Invasion Phase 2 is Here!
Seems sometime this morning Blizzard flipped the switch and began
! While helping the Earthen Ring fight against the elementals, you will find several new quests in both Ironforge and Orgrimmar.
Phase 2: November 8 - November ???
Le Tavolette della Terra
Le Tavolette del Fuoco
Go to the harbor / zeppelin tower and talk to the quest NPC there. A short event will begin, where you - imbued with the powers of the Tablets - need to use your new abilities to fight various elemental attackers off. Remember, use water to counter fire, air to counter earth, and fire to counter water. After the event is over loot the tablets and turn the quest in.
Subduing the Elements
Rifornimenti del Circolo della Terra
Totem della Purificazione
. Drinking the Septa will allow you to see the spirits, and using the totem near them will subdue them. You can find the Agitated Earth / Fire Spirits all over Ironforge and Orgrimmar.
You can check out al
08/11/2010 alle 12:34
Preview of New World of Warcraft Site
Blizzard has just launched a preview of the
new World of Warcraft Community Site
As some of you may know, our own founder
is now a part of Blizzard's web development team, so we can't help but feel a little bit of pride in this new site.
The blue post describing the preview is up
. Check out the description:
Many exciting changes are coming to World of Warcraft with the upcoming Cataclysm expansion, both in-game and out. We're excited to offer you an early look at the new World of Warcraft community site, which will soon become the prime gathering spot and source of information for players on the web. You can read more about the transition from our existing website to the new one in our original announcement.
As you’re exploring your future home, keep in mind that this is a live preview, and not all of the new features are ready quite yet. We want your feedback about the look and feel of the new site, so while you're browsing, we enco
05/11/2010 alle 01:17
Cataclysm: Updated Combat Resurrection Design
Zarhym just posted a rather interesting announcement: in Cataclysm raiders will only be allowed
one use of Rebirth or Soulstone in 10-player encounters.
In 25-player raid encounters, you will be able to use a maximum of
. There is no equivalent of a "Sated" debuff to track how many times you have resurrected.
What is everyone's opinion on this? Do you think it's better for raiders or worse?
04/11/2010 alle 21:20
BFF Report - Get You Some Cata Starting Zone Action
I know you guys have questions concerning Cataclysm...
Should I server first something?
Should I farm up some herbs and dominate the AH?
Do I like cookies?
Should I reroll?
These are all very important, and in some cases, life changing questions. The answers to these are:
No, unless you're doing the digital download, have it preloaded and have lots of Bawls.
Yes, but herbs may not be the way to go...
Hell yes you like cookies! As a matter of fact, you like oatmeal cookies. What's this? You don't? WELL YOU DO NOW.
This is a tough one, because unlike the above, I can't make this decision for you.
That's why I'm putting in the time to get you through the
first hour or so of gameplay
for each race and condensing it down to an easily digestible
8 minutes and 42 seconds
Starting with the Alliance...
04/11/2010 alle 19:41
Guest Post: Who Leads Your Raids?
I've been sending emails back and forth with
for a little while now, and he's expressed a desire to do a little WoW-related sociological research. Specifically, he's wondering whether there is a gender bias between raid leaders, as compared to the normal WoW-playing population.
So what do you think, readers? Take a moment to join us for a little highbrow discussion, and let's see if we can't do a little scientific inquiry!
Join us after the break!
04/11/2010 alle 17:56
Legendary - The WoW Video Podcast - We Can't All Be Lore
Plenty of stuff to cover this week.. 'random' Elemental Rift world event, digital download shenanigans, new animations, leftover Halloween costumes, and of course, the winner of the Sound Blaster headset...
Also, I highly recommend that you tune in live so you can catch the after party.. which has been immortalized
So, did you screw up like me and pre-order the CE from an online retailer? If not, how are you getting your copy?
03/11/2010 alle 22:18
New Dwarf Female Hairstyles, Still No New Model
Something unexpected out of the latest Cataclysm Beta build - they've updated some of the existing
hairstyles! So far, they've changed three of the existing hairstyles and added one new one. I haven't checked all of other races to see if they've gotten anything new, just confirmed that the troll female hairstyles are all still bad.
Blizzard, Blizzard, Blizzard — you can add all of the new hairstyles you want but it won't change the fact that there are simply some player character races out there which are dramatically in need of some updates. Maybe after the Cataclysm, Deathwing could ravage over some NPC models as well? It worked for Desolace, right?
The hairstyles changed are, in order,
. Click to see 'em all big and dwarfy (wait, that makes no sense). Enjoy!
03/11/2010 alle 21:36
Cataclysm Heroic Raid Testing + New Premades Available
Blizzard has issued a call to arms for feedback of the Heroic difficulty modes of the upcoming Cataclysm raids, now testable on the Cataclysm Beta servers. Threads have been made on the official forums requesting feedback for each of the new encounters. Cataclysm Beta Testers can access these threads and offer valuable feedback
To make this testing a little easier, Blizzard has made available new premade template characters, decked out in
item level 359
gear (including full sets of
). Each account should have 5 new premades available.
There are new premade 359 templates available, but feel free to try with the 346 templates and whatever epics you might of gained from previous raid testing if you wish.
I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you guys that the
in fact work on the Cataclysm Beta realms and implore you guys to run the
addon while participating in any Cataclysm content. We'll always keep doing ou
03/11/2010 alle 21:13
This Week In Warcraft: Episode 12!
Almost forgot to post!
Aliena is back with more
This Week In Warcraft!
This time she covers BlizzCon, Red Shirt Guy, and more!
03/11/2010 alle 20:11
Cataclysm Beta (Build 13241) New Models & Icons!
A new beta build is here and as usual we have another new batch of models and icons for your perusal. One of the
in this build is the *drum roll* Worgen Druid's
! Hopefully we will have a video for this up in the near future, so be on the lookout for that! Other than that awesomely sexy model for druids there are several other models, such as a Corrupted Cho'gall and even more weapons and shields that you will most likely see in the raid dungeons at level 85.
In the icon department we have updated icons for many different gem types and some new dungeon armor icons. There are even new icons for
Cucciolo di Lunagufo
(both Tauren and Night Elf flavors) and
Edit: For those of you who prefer YouTube, or who have trouble with our modelviewer, we've added a YouTube video!
You can check out all these models and icons after the break!
03/11/2010 alle 18:19
Cataclysm Beta (Build 13241) Latest Additions & Spell Changes
A new build is on the way for the beta servers, with a bunch of new changes! We've done a full diff of all the spell changes below, we'll be cleaning it up and making it readable as we go.
Edit: Looks like there are some issues with our (and everyone's) spell parsing. Blizzard is changing these values so that they scale up from level 1 to level 79. Our parse is showing the lowest values, rather than the scaling, so it looks like a nerf—but ACTUAL VALUES AT LEVEL 80-85 ARE UNCHANGED. Zarhym's blue post is below:
This is one of those moments where reading data-mined material can be sorely misleading. I talked a bit about these changes yesterday here:
Most of these abilities have not changed for level 80+, however, they've been changed to scale from 1-79. As an example, Ambush deals a flat 190% weapon damage on live realms. With these changes, it now deals 90% weapon damage when first learned, and increases up to 190% again by the time you hit level 80.
We made these adjustments because healing and damag
03/11/2010 alle 16:07
Region Wide Battlegroup Matchmaking Update
Bashiok has just posted an update showing the current progress on
Region-Wide Battlegroup Matchmaking
Phase 2 was implemented today—in this phase Whirlwind, Emberstorm, Vengeance and Bloodlust are now all linked for Battleground queues. Whirlwind and Emberstorm are now also linked in the Dungeon Finder queue. The same thing is true of Stormstrike, Nightfall and Retaliation. In the final phase all battlegroups for the Dungeon Finder will be linked together by their physical location.
You can read the original announcement after the break!
03/11/2010 alle 13:31
Ghostcrawler Interview on The Escapist
John Funk over at the Escapist is a friend of mine, so when he posted an interview he did with Ghostcrawler, I figured I'd give him a shout out here.
It's an interesting interview—he gives thoughts on WoW's business model, the balance problems in patch 4.0.1, and a lot more. Check it out below!
02/11/2010 alle 22:22
Slayer of Stupid, Incompetent, and Disappointing Minions
This is a quickie but I had to point it out. I NEED this title.
02/11/2010 alle 22:02
The Days Before Cataclysm
I've been itching to post a blog about the different events that will take place in the 5-6 weeks before the release of Cataclysm, but Zarhym beat me to it! Since I can't really shed any more light than he did, I will summarize his post and then just give you the blue. Basically the plan from here until December 7 is:
: The Twilight's Cult & The Elemental Invasion events take place.
: All of the Cataclysm data is being introduced to your installation folder, no changes to the actual in-game experience (other than some balance issues possibly).
(a.k.a. The Shattering): Deathwing emerges from Deepholm, and boy, is he mad! Azeroth shatters and takes on the shape all those Cataclysm maps and guides have been teasing you with.
: Comes out on December 7, and introduces the 80-85 zones and skills, 450-525 professions, Archaeology, goblins & worgen (and everything else not yet introduced).
Zarhym's post is after the break!
02/11/2010 alle 21:46
Blizzard Homage to Red Shirt Guy
We waited a little while to post this to make sure it wasn't private server shenanigans, but it looks like it's been confirmed—Blizzard has done an homage to the man now known only as
Red Shirt Guy
, not only by restoring
to his rightful position as Wildhammer Clan Representative, but he is now joined by an assistant: the
Wildhammer Fact Checker!
The above screenshot is leaked from an internal beta build, but
Alex Afrasiabi has confirmed
that it's real—red shirt and all. As soon as he appears on live servers, we'll have him on our db for comments and screenshots. :)
Congratulations, Red Shirt Guy. I hope Blizzard hires you to check their facts.
02/11/2010 alle 21:11
The Weekly Marmot - WoW as an E-Sport
The Weekly Marmot goes HD! New camera, new microphone, and 150% more awesome.
For the inaugural episode in the new and updated studio, I depart from the standard Weekly Marmot fare just a little bit and spend some time talking about PVP. Specifically, I talk about WoW's future as an E-Sport. What have other games done that makes them successful? What's missing from WoW arenas? And what can we expect in the future?
02/11/2010 alle 20:27