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Tankard O' Terror Contest!
2009/09/25 at 6:40 PM
So Nethaera has dropped us a note to ask us to kindly inform you about a screenshot contest they're having!
Tankard O’ Terror Screenshot Contest
Brewfest is in full swing: the oompah band is playing, the pink elekks are running loose, and wolpertingers abound. To keep the celebration going long after the breweries close up shop and the tents come down, we’re giving away five genuine Tankard O’ Terror mug replicas from Taverncraft as prizes in our screenshot contest. Send us your best, funniest, and most amazing Brewfest screenshots and you could win.
For more information and contest rules please visit our
And the URL:
I'm pretty sure I'LL be entering this one, don't know about you. :P Good luck!
Strategist: Trial of the Grand Crusader
2009/09/25 at 6:31 PM
So this is the last one of the Trial of the Crusader Strategists. Really. This time.
I am going to use this introductory paragraph to explain why the Grand Crusader is different - in general - and then dive into the specific details of each fight.
First, you start Trial of the Grand Crusader with 50 "unsuccessful attempts". Every time you wipe - or every time a boss resets, you lose 1 attempt. When you lose all 50, all bosses despawn and you can't do anything until the next reset. There are two reward systems, to promote better performance. The items that drop off bosses of higher level than the normal version of the raid - they are essentially the same items, with buffed stats. And then there is the Tribute Chest. As I understand it, the Tribute Chest will always contain 2 Trophies/Regalias (for 10/25 respectively) and a number of items. If you reach it with 25-44 attempts left, you get an extra Trophy/Regalia and an extra item. For 45-49 attempts left, you gain another one. And for a perfect run (50 attempts left), you get one unique mount and a very high level cloak.
Now that you are all familiar with the basic idea behind the Heroic raid mode, let's
I HERD U LIEK ICONZ...
2009/09/22 at 3:13 PM
With patch 3.2.2 being released, I'm sure you're all excited about some of the new stuff that is being introduced. I, for one, am looking forward to being told by several thousand people that I stole my name from an
all over again, even though it was the other way around.
Bitter? No, not at all.
Not after I kill the wench...
So yeah, pretty pictures! We found
new icons in this patch, most of which seem to be related to non-combat pets. Check them out!
Patch 3.2.2 - WoW's 5th Anniversary, Onyxia and More!
2009/09/22 at 12:02 PM
World of Warcraft is celebrating its
starting this month! Five years of leveling, questing, partying, pvping, raiding, farming - what a long, strange trip it's been, indeed! Some of you may remember logging in last year and finding an adorable new
Baby Blizzard Bear
waiting for you in your mailbox. This year, you're in for another treat! Log in this year during the 5th Anniversary celebration and you will receive an Onyxian Whelpling, an adorable little dragon whelp in the likeness of the brood mother herself,
! And speaking of Onyxia...
5 Years of WoW
2009/09/22 at 12:01 PM
Just as the new Onyxia encounter has reminded us, WoW has now been with us for five years. :)
I was preparing the posts and patch information for 3.2.2, and I couldn't help but wax melancholy (as I am wont to do) about my time in WoW. Five years makes for a lot of memories. It's not unusual to get
after a five year relationship—and yet here we are spending all of that time with a video game.
I even took some time to go back and look through how the World of Warcraft Official Site looked back in the day—does
look familiar to anyone? Dwarf mages, old fashioned troll and human models.../sigh. Those were the days.
So in honor of WoW's 5th anniversary, I've been asking the staff about their oldest and fondest memories of WoW. I've included a number of them here, after the break. Come and see!
Strategist: Onyxia 3.2.2
2009/09/22 at 11:43 AM
Why, hello there! You take your eyes away from the game for a little while and there it is - 5 years pass by. As
would say: "
5 years, you say? Well, you're certainly the bearer of wonderful news, aren't you? Next you're going to tell me that Onyxia is still alive and attacking the city.
" Well, what do you know - old Elling has a big surprise brewing up for him.
is in fact alive (kind of, but we don't mind) and back, ready to wreck raids once more!
And as you very well know, every time a new raid boss pops up, a new Strategist is spawned as well. Buckle up, break the piggy-bank with money for extra repair bills, stock up with flasks, and get ready for even MOAR DOTZ!
The Things We Do...
2009/09/20 at 3:41 PM
It has been almost one year (probably a bit more, right) since the achievements system was introduced to the game. And with the achievements system - one very particular achievement.
. Now that Brewfest is back around the corner, many of us are finally getting our chance to finish the trip and be rightfully awarded with a beautiful
(that flies at 310% speed, but we want it for the beauty, of course). But how many of you stopped while doing all those achievements, and thought "
Man, what I am doing is a complete absurd! I have morals, I should not be doing this for some drake!
" Yea, I didn't either...
But now that we are almost done with our lovely trip, I thought I would put a list of all the weird things we've done over the last year, trying to get the Violet Proto-drake. Read on, and enjoy the (long, strange) trip!
Brewfest 2009 (Sep 20 - Oct 5) - Quest Guide + Information!
2009/09/19 at 10:59 PM
Brewfest has been
two days, to October 5!
has begun! It runs from September 20 - October 5 and the main festival camps are located near Orgrimmar and Ironforge—and of course, we have a guide for you!
Check out all of the details after the break!
2009/09/19 at 3:40 PM
I know this has nothing to do with anything. But I just wanted to point this out, because I think this is my new favorite comment on the entire site.
The comment is from the
Fiery Warhorse's Reins
, the epic land mount that drops from
Attumen the Huntsman
in Karazhan. Posted by
, it details the precise reasons why Midnight is superior to all other mounts.
The comment can be found
, and the full text is after the break.
Pirates' Day 2009 (Sept 19) - Event Guide + Information!
2009/09/18 at 3:11 PM
Avast, there! September 19th is
in World of Warcraft, an in-game version of the international holiday
Talk Like A Pirate Day
! While not a full-blown holiday (such as
Midsummer Fire Festival
), Pirates' Day still provides an amusing distraction from the everyday grind - complete with pirate costumes and flagons of grog!
League of Legends Beta Key Giveaway!
2009/09/17 at 7:50 PM
Those of you who remember my
about the upcoming game called
League of Legends
, may have noticed the image on the front page today!
is now giving away more beta keys, for those who are interested—and ZAM Premium subscribers get early access!
Those of you who interested can hop on over to the giveaway page
. Remember, signing up for
gets you access to all of the ZAM Premium features, and vice versa—which means you guys get access to beta key giveaways like this too!
Wowhead: Titles Section
2009/09/17 at 3:53 PM
That's right! Due to popular demand, Wowhead has added a
to the database!
Just browse on over there (It's in the Database menu) and take a look! You can drill down into the sub-categories using the drop-down menus. Don't forget—you can also filter it down for specific titles using the "Search within results" box on the right side!
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