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BFF Report Episode 26: XBox Live Indie Games!
2010/05/06 at 5:41 PM
So, since we're very pointedly NOT talking here on the blog about all the leaked
, we'd better come up with something else to keep you occupied, eh?
Mike B. AKA Fony
is here to save the day! In this week's episode of the
, Fony examines some of the worst Xbox Live Indie titles to ever grace the gaming world.
Contrary to Popular Belief, Cataclysm Alpha Still Under NDA
2010/05/06 at 3:10 PM
Just to let you guys know, despite the flood of leaked Cataclysm information sweeping the internet, as of now all Cataclysm information is
You know, in case you were wondering why that information wasn't appearing HERE.
The NDA is still in effect and has not changed in any way. We have already clarified this here:
Unless we clearly state otherwise, please continue to assume the NDA is in place and in full effect.
This is just to let you know that this IS leaked info, and we'll be continuing your regularly scheduled coverage as soon as the NDA drops. :)
Cataclysm: Halls of Origination Preview
2010/05/06 at 1:01 PM
Halls of Origination
is a new dungeon located in Uldum for level 85 players. Inside this lovely new instance you'll find familiar features from both
but with a new dash of Egyptian style structures and art. As you progress through Uldum you will eventually happen across the infamous explorer Brann Bronzebeard (of course), who will enlist your help exploring these new halls and eventually uncovering the titan's ancient secrets.
You can read the whole preview on the official Cataclysm
Starcraft II: Heaven's Devils Audiobook Available Now
2010/05/05 at 7:16 PM
We've recently been in touch with Simon & Schuster, who was kind enough to provide us with a peek at the audiobook for
Starcraft II: Heaven's Devils
, by William C. Dietz, and read by Neil Kaplan.
For those of you who are interested, you can take a listen to the first chapter in mp3 format right here on Wowhead!
...and you can pick up a copy of the book from Simon & Schuster here:
Battle.net Real ID Friends
2010/05/05 at 2:16 PM
Blizzard just announced yet another one of the features the new and improved Battle.net will have. Just earlier today they said that Battle.net will have Facebook integration, and now this.
to your Battle.net account will allow you and your friends (who have also entered their IDs and have agreed to be friends with you) to access a number of unique features - real names for friends, cross-game chat, rich presence (additional information about what your friends are doing/playing), broadcasts (short messages to all your friends), and see-all-characters.
Battle.net Facebook Integration
2010/05/05 at 12:26 PM
This morning Blizzard release a press release that is rather interesting. The new Battle.net, which will be released with the upcoming release of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, will feature
This is not especially surprising—clearly the functionality is intended to make it easy to connect and add friends through Facebook to your Battle.net friends list. According to the press release, this should be popping up on the beta test client in the near future.
April Features Update!
2010/05/04 at 7:55 PM
We had so much good stuff in April that we decided to do a
new features recap
a little early—but we've been hard at work since then as well, so I still wanted to do our normal monthly feature recap here. Come check out some of the stuff we've been working on!
We've added a "
" tab to item pages.
Filter these results
link on search pages is now a little more obvious.
You can now directly click where you want to go in the
now feature links to critical items, zones and NPCs!
The "Google" option in the Share menu on the
now points to Google Buzz/Reader, rather than Google Bookmarks.
You can now filter for
We've removed the minimum character limit in forum posts.
There's now a link to the
page in the More menu.
We've changed the tab order on pages like
Book of Glyph Mastery
, so that the source appears
what it teaches you.
If an item is ma
2010/05/04 at 7:08 PM
If you've been following us on
, you may have noticed a
we posted last week.
have been working on this particular enhancement for a little while now, and one feature discussion stood out. As we join our heroes, alayton has just completed an especially confusing change request from TheOnyx:
alayton: I HOPE YOURE HAPPY THEONYX
TheOnyx: you can't tell me that this functionality isn't awesome for quests like this
TheOnyx: we're making this game Easy Mode
TheOnyx: one enhancement at a time
Miyari: you're gonna love my maps
alayton: im just kidding ;p
TheOnyx: you're gonna be in a great mood all day because you're gonna be grinding your troubles away with Wowhead
Miyari: stop having boring leveling, stop having a boring WoW
TheOnyx: you know you hate doing quests
TheOnyx: that's why you have no quests in your quest log
TheOnyx: watch this
TheOnyx: one page
TheOnyx: quest complete
Dalaran Children's Week Quests Issues
2010/05/04 at 4:54 PM
As you may already have noticed, if you have completed the Dalaran
quests that were released last year,
you currently cannot complete them again this year.
An update posted by Bornakk and further clarified by Bashiok states that at this time there is no plan to fix this issue with the quest in time for this Children's Week, and everyone who completed the quest last year will have to wait until the event rolls around again.
This is rather upsetting, I was hoping to complete the Dalaran collection by getting my
Curious Oracle Hatchling
We are aware of the issue that is currently affecting the Children’s Week quest line in Dalaran which does not allow players who have completed the quest line last year to take part in it again this year. We do not currently have a fix planned to address this issue at this point in time.
To clarify, this issue won'
An Informal Poll
2010/05/03 at 8:52 PM
So I have a few things that have been wondering lately, and I'd like to do a poll. I've noticed that a surprising number of our users seem to hang around the site even though they don't actually
WoW anymore. Are you one of those people?
I'd like to get answers to these questions. A simple "yes" or "no" is enough.
Do you have an active World of Warcraft account?
Do you use the Launcher?
Do you regularly visit the official World of Warcraft site?
Cataclysm Friends & Family Has Begun!
2010/05/03 at 5:27 PM
Yes you read that right! The Cataclysm
is now active, and the F&F started today:
Yes, we can confirm that the Family & Friends phase of the testing process for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm has begun. The closed beta test phase has not yet started, but we will provide updated information when it does.
Make sure to opt-in for the upcoming closed beta on the
site if you haven't already!
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty In Stores July 27!
2010/05/03 at 5:22 PM
Blizzard just revealed via their Facebook page that StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will be in stores
July 27, 2010
! StarCraft fans rejoice!
"My life for Aiur!"
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