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Gadgetzan Times Update
2009/10/09 at 10:10 PM
"Get 'yer Gadgetzan Times! Get yer' new Times! Fresh out of the
Gnomish Magician's Quill
! Only ! Get it while it's hot!"
That's right! The new issue of the Times has been released, and here's what Nethaera has to say about it:
Brought to you straight from a printing press deep in the frozen hills of Icecrown, the new edition of the Gadgetzan Times has hit the stands and is packed full of Azerothian goodness. In this issue:
You No Take Candle!: A new kobold poem that is all the rage
The Airstrip: A tale of a warlock down on his luck, but seeking new frontiers in Northrend
The Heart of Battle: A priest wins the day in the hotly contested Warsong Gulch
New Holiday-Themed Crossword Puzzle
Fresh classifieds hot off the presses
Have a tale to tell or need to get the word out in a classified ad? Submit your stories and new classifieds
If you wish to read the new edition, go
Gnomes Back in Gnomeregan?
2009/10/09 at 3:07 AM
There have been many jokes about the gnomes not being able to take their capital Gnomeregan back, despite the fact that there are quite a few gnome NPCs with level and gear sufficient enough to obliterate every single trogg and leper gnome in immediate proximity. Well, we
get to see the end of those jokes in
! Some two weeks ago "PC Gamer" magazine revealed some new information about the upcoming expansion, but it seems like one of the things was majorly overlooked: a hint that gnomes might be going back home!
Here's what the short caption on the image reads:
After 5 years of players purging Gnomeregan of its irradiated inhabitants, Gnomes may finally be able to reclaim their home as a new capital city for Alliance... until they mess it up again.
Without jumping to conclusions, it is highly probable (in my opinion at least) that Gnomeregan will be introduced in Cataclysm. Whether it is going to be there at launch, or players will go through a series of phasing quests to "purge" the place for good is of little relevance. The only problem is that we may very well get our super excited little fr
Blizzard Releases Tier 10 Set Bonuses on PTR (Updated 10-10!)
2009/10/08 at 4:04 PM
Blizzard has been taking user feedback into consideration and has made changes to some set bonuses. We will stay on top of these updates as they are posted! :)
I'm sure many of you guys noticed Blizzard's
Tier 10 Sneak Peek
earlier this afternoon, in which Blizzard showed off some of the new class tier armor designs and proved to us, yet again, that the person responsible for designing leather helms is a nutjob (just kidding!).
They have since elaborated on this information by releasing the Tier 10 set bonuses, which have been released for each class' respective item sets. Blizzard is requesting that users (especially those currently testing on the PTR) provide them with any feedback, as these items will soon be available on the PTR for additional testing. Theorycrafters, hardcore raiders, and casuals alike are all given their chance to get their ideas thrown out there!
Blizzard Wants Feedback on PTR Nameplate Changes (Updated!)
2009/10/08 at 3:01 PM
The updates are coming fast and furious, and I'm working on another post for later today, so I'm just going to take a moment to copy/paste this update from our friends at
Those of you on the public test realms may notice that Blizzard has made some changes to the way creature and character nameplates are displayed in World of Warcraft. Zarhym actually
these updates on the official PTR forum and is asking for feedback. Here's the list of changes straight from the blue post:
The range at which you can see the nameplates is now much longer.
You can no longer see the nameplates through objects which block line of sight.
Instead of the nameplates trying to sort themselves, they just overlap. We think this makes them more useful for very large groups (example: Onyxia whelps).
Have you noticed these changes on the PTR? What do you think of them in PvE and PvP?
Some clarification has been added on the official forums:
As long as you are able to peer into the doorway of a room, you will see nameplates of players
Character Bios Posted on the Official Site
2009/10/08 at 12:57 PM
Now this is interesting. It makes sense that these two characters should be the first to appear on any sort of "Character Bios" list, since they're the ones who are going to be helping us bring down Arthas in 3.3—but I sincerely hope they fill these two out with more bios for the other characters.
The official link on the WoW Europe site is
, though I imagine it'll be up on the US site before long.
Or, as always, you can read the text here after the break. :)
Tier 10 Armor Preview!
2009/10/08 at 2:07 AM
Man, you look away for a second, and Blizzard releases a T10 armor preview on the official site!
Only Death Knights, Druids, Hunters and Warriors so far, but still...looking very good. Be sure to check the high resolution images, because they often show them from different angles.
As the threats within Icecrown Citadel continue to take shape, so do the rewards for the brave souls who seek to face them. We’ve just released a first look at some of
the new tier-10 armor sets
that will be available to intrepid adventurers upon the release of the Icecrown Citadel raid dungeon. The preview contains all of the sets that we’ve completed so far, and you can click an image to see each set from different angles. We’ll add more classes’ sets as we continue to develop and polish them, so be sure to check back for updates.
New Patch Build = New Icons
2009/10/08 at 1:58 AM
That's right, there's a new build on the PTR, and as such there are new icons!
Bunch of good ones this time, including some updated versions of some common old favorites. Check them out!
new icons in the current PTR build.
Patch Notes Updated—And Some Interesting Haste Changes
2009/10/07 at 6:26 PM
We've updated the
with new info!
All of the new data has been conveniently marked with a "New! (10/7):" flag, and the top has a section for the last date it was updated. Looks like a new PTR Build on the horizon, so stay tuned for more dataz!
Haste Rating and DoTS/HoTs
In other news, casters may be interested in
from Ghostcrawler, which discusses proposed changes to DoTs, HoTs, and haste rating. They're talking about a system which actually lets the spells tick faster—and are considering testing the technology out on
. None of this is confirmed yet, it's just something they're testing—but still very interesting to explore the way things work over there.
New Patch Notes:
Icecrown Citadel Preview!
2009/10/06 at 2:29 PM
The official World of Warcraft website has released some details on the
Icecrown Citadel Raid
From the sound of it, the
Knights of the Ebon Blade
have joined forces to create a new faction called the
, which will storm the Frozen Throne together—with the help of Highlord Tirion Fordring, High Overlord Saurfang (the Elder), Muradin Bronzebeard, Highlord Darion Mograine, King Varian Wrynn, and YOU.
The item levels are listed as 251 for 10-man normal, 265 for 25-man normal and 10-man heroic, and 277 for 25-man heroic. We've also got a bunch of screenshots of the new artwork, and a description of the individual wings. Go check it out on the
, or join us for the full text after the break!
Return to the Valley of the Icons
2009/10/05 at 6:11 PM
Behold! We have delved into the depths, and we have returned with a bountiful harvest of beautiful icons, yours for the taking!
new icons in the current PTR build.
Wowhead: PTR 3.3 Site Up!
2009/10/05 at 6:02 PM
That means you can check out the
page for a list of all the new spells and info we've added for 3.3, and watch it update! You can even subscribe to the RSS feed for instant updates—Just click the "Subscribe" button on the top right.
Needless to say, our
PTR Talent Calculator
is also up and ready. Enjoy!
Remember: We need your dataz!
Everyone who's playing on the PTR needs to change the settings on their
so that they're sending us PTR data! For a quick walkthrough on how to do so, see
Pit of Saron Impressions
2009/10/03 at 5:30 PM
So after much struggle and not a single WoW reinstall, I finally managed to get my PTR Client up and working. Eager to test the Pit of Saron, I transferred my
(who is actually a tank, so his Ret gear isn't that great), I went to the place, got a group together in a few mere instants... and could not enter. Apparently having done so many phasing quests in Icecrown, I was not able to see the instance portals. Which I fixed by simply copying a pre-made character, paladin tank as well, and, oh wonders - I was able to enter the instance soon after my first failure!
So this blog is going to be about my first impressions of the place. A word of caution before we start - I was not able to fight the final boss, Scourgelord Tyrannus. He was just not there. Kind people in the LFG channel politely informed me that he should be there, so I guess I had just encountered a bug. I will try again later and update the blog with impressions of the fight against him as well.
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