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Patch 4.2 Preview: Thrall's Return, World Tree Restoration
2011/04/29 at 11:21 AM
Thrall's back in this new 4.2 teaser released by Blizzard today. However, freeing him won't be easy; you'll have to face elementals as well as Thrall's own past. It's interesting that they chose to bring him back by tying him so closely to the World Tree's restoration, hinging its fate largely on freeing him from his elemental bonds.
It should be exciting to see how it plays out. Personally, we're wondering if this quest will have any room for choices. Blizzard has been alluding to the possibility that phasing in 4.2's new areas will be based on a player's choices, ultimately aiming to make Firelands a very personal experience for players. It would be quite compelling if Thrall were linked to the personalized outcome that they desire, especially given his rich history as a prominent Warcraft lore figure.
Don't forget to check out yesterday's exciting previews:
Patch 4.2: Regrowth & Molten Front Preview
Patch 4.2: Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest Preview
The Regrowth and Molten Front Quest Hubs Preview
2011/04/28 at 8:08 PM
In addition to the
epic Firelands raid
Legendary staff quest chain
, Patch 4.2 will also bring two new daily quests hubs to the World of Warcraft -
! These new areas will feature over 60 new quests, four "unlockable" iLevel 365 gear vendors and will constantly phase the world around you based on personal progress!
Read on for extensive details on these new areas and learn how you can earn your very own awesome
Following the Cataclysm, Ragnaros's elemental minions assaulted Mount Hyjal in a bid to set the ancient World Tree of Nordrassil ablaze. Although the Guardians of Hyjal and their allies heroically repelled this invasion, their work on the sacred mount is far from over. In the newly healed Regrowth, Archdruid Malfurion Stormrage and his comrades have transformed the Sanctuary of Malorne into a staging ground for an assault on Ragnaros's domain: the Fi
News Roundup: BlizzCast 16, Dungeon Journal, 4.2 Game Plan and more!
2011/04/28 at 7:20 PM
In the midst of the flood of 4.2 details they've been sharing, Blizzard have still managed to sneak in some quality posts on their forums. Today's posts include teasers for the in-game Dungeon Journal (a feature previously mentioned at BlizzCon) that will be coming with Patch 4.2, as well as some hope for engineers being tortured by their own devices.
Today also marks the triumphant return of the
(the last one having come out before Cataclysm release!), which is now available in magical
format and includes interviews with Tom Chilton, Dave Kosak and Cory Stockton about Patch 4.2!
We're excited to present the first-ever video BlizzCast, now in beautiful full-motion 2D! (Don't forget to wear your 2D glasses.) We've also jam-packed this episode with juicy information on World of Warcraft patch 4.2. Rob sits down with Game Director Tom Chilton to find out what the patch is all about, Lead Quest Designer Dave Kosak lays out info on the new Firelands quest hub, and Lead Content Designer Cory Stockton spits and flows on Ragnaros and the upcoming raid content.
Blizzard Reveals Legendary Staff: Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest
2011/04/28 at 2:15 PM
Blizzard have finally posted details on the legendary-quality staff coming in Patch 4.2,
Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest
In order to be eligible for the quest chain, a player must first have defeated all encounters of Blackwing Descent, The Bastion of Twilight, and the Throne of the Four Winds, and quest content will require Firelands raid progress (obviously).
Upon completion of the legendary staff, all members of the guild participating in its creation will receive a unique non-combat pet!
In addition to being incredibly awesome (no doubt), the staff also "bestows upon its wielder the ability to transform into a member of the Blue Dragonflight". Whatever this means, it's also incredibly awesome.
What are you waiting for, check out the full preview!
Ever since the death of the Dragon Aspect Malygos, the blue dragonflight has struggled with appointing a new leader. Its members are now torn between the two likeliest successors: Kalecgos, who champions reconciliation with other races; and Arygos, a scion of Malygos who believes that his kind should withdraw from the wo
4.2 Firelands Preview: Bosses, Dragonwrath, and More
2011/04/28 at 11:18 AM
Blizzard is heating things up with more 4.2 previews after
yesterday's stunning videos
were released. This time, they're here to tell us about each boss in Firelands and tease us a little about the new caster DPS legendary:
Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa’s Rest
. Apparently not only will the legendary reward those who receive it, it will also reward the entire guild with a unique non-combat vanity pet!
But wait--they're not stopping there with this preview! According to Blizzard, besides having seven new bosses, 4.2 will also have new mounts, achievements, guild challenges, and a new tier of gear as well as weapons. All in all, it looks like this is warming up to be a really good patch. Hopefully it will be one that serves as this expanion's Ulduar; memorable and rewarding for all ranges of players.
For ages, the Elemental Plane served its purpose as a secure realm to imprison Azeroth's primordial spirits... until the Cataclysm ruptured its boundaries. Without warning, Ragnaros's armies surged toward Mount Hyjal, intent on burning the World Tr
News Roundup: Undocumented Changes, 4.2 Preview, Conquest Points and more!
2011/04/27 at 9:36 PM
Patch 4.1 has been on the servers for barely 48 hours now and we're already getting previews of upcoming 4.2 content! Are you guys ready? Blizzard CMs have been actively posting on the forums, handling the always expected barrage of unnecessary 4.1 backlash as well as addressing issues that players are having. Today's topics include:
Assorted Undocumented Changes
Patch 4.2 Previews Coming Soon!
Reasoning Behind Changes to Conquest Points
Legendary Staff to Feature Glitter and Puffy Paint
New Lore: Vol'jin Story Available!
Upcoming Bugfixes: Horse Animation, Spell Pushback
Assorted Undocumented Changes
Portals have been added to
allowing players easier access to
Many previously faction-specific
recipes (such as
Kaldorei Spider Kabob
) which were removed with Cataclysm are now trainable from both Horde and Alliance Cooking trainers!
Argent Dawn reputation quest items such as [item
A Guide to Patch 4.1's Vanity Items and a Wowhead Comic
2011/04/27 at 7:56 PM
As our own in-house artist Noxy would be quick to point out, 4.1 isn't all about the trolls and the 353 epics. It's also not just a filler patch meant to tide us over until Firelands. In fact, according to her, the patch is very important--it has a lot of shiny vanity items to play with! From ones you dig up to ones you're lucky enough to adopt, there were a lot of little things added in this patch. Read on for a wallpaper about them and a miniguide of where to find these fun items.
Rise of the Cute Kittens
Noxy was so inspired by the new vanity pets that were introduced that she made a wallpaper for you showing her true feelings towards this patch. Yes, she's awesomely talented. Yes, she should draw more.
Patch 4.2 Firelands Preview
2011/04/27 at 2:18 PM
Patch 4.1 has only been live for a day, but 4.2 is being given some love right now from Blizzard. It looks like they're sticking to their promise of more frequent patches and content releases. They've just posted two preview videos of the upcoming content, including the new Firelands raid and
4.2 Raid Preview
4.2 Daily Quest Preview
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