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5.0.4 Survival Guide
2012/08/24 at 9:17 AM
With the release of Patch 5.0.4, a number of features and changes that aren’t strictly in the continent of Pandaria will be added to the game. I’ve drummed up this guide (with the help of a lot of other people) to ensure you’re prepared for the patch, aware of how it will impact your characters and experience, and ultimately get you into and enjoying the improvements the patch brings as quickly as possible.
You Are Prepared!
With any large patch, you’ll want to ensure you have it pre-downloaded, and ready to start up the game for the first time when it goes live. The 5.0.4 patch has been available on our
for a couple weeks now, and if you haven’t yet, you’ll want to ensure you have the majority of the patch data downloaded before its release on August 28. The
Background Downloader FAQ
can help answer just about any question for how to get this done. To verify you have the patch fully downloaded already, just run the BackgroundDownloa
Jaina and Theramore Scenario Spoilers, New Warlock Pet Sounds and Emotes
2012/05/31 at 9:10 PM
included a lot of sound files for the Theramore scenario that's been talked about since BlizzCon. So if you want to hear Jaina in all her fury, look no further! Naturally,
this post contains a lot of spoilers
, so tread lightly and don't watch them if you don't want to be spoiled.
The patch also included completely new voice overs for all of the Warlock's pets. They're really ridiculous--including tons of jokes and overacting--and worth listening to. These pets and their emotes will all come from
talent that Warlock's will get in Mists of Pandaria.
Theramore Scenario Spoilers
New Warlock Pet Emotes
Theramore Scenario Quotes
My marines are already on shore holding the harbor entrance. You have your orders. Do your jobs and return safely. The eyes of Hellscream are upon you!
The ships are aflame! Troops, to the harbor!
News Round Up: Patch 4.3.4 Live, Hotfixes and Customer Support Changes
2012/04/17 at 3:21 PM
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm patch 4.3.4 is now available on all realms. Below you'll find the official patch notes.
Notes for all World of Warcraft patches can be found
Ticket Submission UI Improvements
A new Submit Bug button has been added. Clicking this option will open a report dialog box, along with basic instructions on what to include in your bug report.
A new Submit Suggestion button has been added. Clicking this option will open a text dialog box, along with a description of what to include in your suggestion.
The Report Lag button has been removed.
The Report Abuse button is now called Report Player.
The Report Player function offers four categories: Spamming, Language, Name, and Cheating.
Reporting a player for Cheating now opens a text window in which a description of the occurrence can be written.
Reporting a Name opens a window with three categories: Player Name, Guild Name, a
Symbiosis Breakdown: What Abilities it Brings to Each Class
2012/04/13 at 6:33 PM
This covers an outdated beta version of Symbiosis. For the current version, please check our
Mists of Pandaria Druid Preview
was announced, it's been talked about
. New to Mists of Pandaria, Symbiosis will create symbiotic link which grants the Druid one ability belonging to the target's class while giving a druid ability to the target in exchange.
A few days ago, a patch allowed players in the Mists of Pandaria beta are able to get their druids up to 87 and see the ability first hand. We decided to give you guys a sneak peek at what the druid class will be casting on themselves and fellow players using our database! Special thanks to our own
, and blogger
for helping us with information--we also had our own two staff member druids verify this information! (A few select abilities aren't filled in--some class swaps currently don't work, or crash the beta.)
If this spell
Mists of Pandaria Spell Animations and Changes for Warlocks and More
2012/03/27 at 1:16 PM
There have been so many spell animation changes in Mists of Pandaria so far. We already touched on
the monk class
the druid class
changes, but in our latest videos, Krelumian covers other classes. This includes the warlocks who have some pretty huge changes--so many that we've broken it down in its own separate video!
Hit the break to see the details of every change broken down with images.
Brewmaster Monk Ability Animations, Pandaren Racials, Character Customization, and More
2012/03/22 at 10:02 PM
Mists of Pandaria Talent Changes
We saw some of the awesome Pandaren racials and default abilities at BlizzCon--and now there's even more, thanks to the addition of auto-attack.
: You take half falling damage.
: Your love of food allows you to receive double the stats from Well Fed effects.
: The Monk's Jab ability will change depending on what weapon is equipped, altering the Monks fighting style appearance. Damage and resource cost remain the same.
: Your Cooking skill is increased by X.
: Your rested experience bonus lasts twice as long as normal.
: You have a 10% chance to gain Tiger Strikes when you auto-attack, increasing your attack speed by X% and causing your next 4 auto-attacks to cause an extra attack.
: Dual-wield one-handed weapons: Auto-attack damage increased by 40%. Two-handed weapons: Melee attack speed increased by 40%.
Pandaren Character Selection Screen
We took a video of the character creati
News Round Up: Dragon Soul Nerfs Continue and so do MoP Talent Explanations
2012/02/22 at 2:29 PM
Dragon Soul is receiving what will be the second of its zone wide nerfs, decreasing the damage dealt and health of its enemies by 10% from 5%.
There has been some retaliation from players, but it's always good to remember that the last thing Blizzard wants is another situation like the original Naxxaramas--it is their company goal now to have the majority of its playerbase experience the encounters and this is their method of doing it. Besides, it's not like it's a surprise now, is it?
In other news, we have our recent giveaway winners to announce. We have a bunch because I went on a giveaway spree last week. I'm sorry, I won't do it again!
However, our friends at WoWInterface are holding a
raffle this week
--check it out if you like
Papa Hummel's Old-Fashioned Pet Biscuit
Mount Giveaway Winners
Heart of the Aspects
Mount and 4 AMPM Cups
Heart of the Aspects
Mists of Pandaria Talent Trees and New Spells Introduced
2011/11/23 at 2:53 PM
Several talents have been changed since they were shown at BlizzCon 2011 and new spells have been added. Naturally, this means we went digging for the ones that you wanted to see, breaking them down by class for a single page reference of everything new and exciting about this talent calculator. Special thanks to Neutronimity who always helps so much on posts like these for his screenshots! Perculia also added some information this evening--a comparison between the featured MoP talents and current options, as well as a transcription of the talent tooltips from the screenshots.
Blizzard also gave their logic for these changes as well as a warning that these are always subject to change throughout the Mists of Pandaria alpha and beta experience. So don't get
attached--though who are we kidding? I'm already in love with blinding light.
at BlizzCon 2011, class talents are undergoing some significant changes in the next World of Warcraft expansion. Learn more about these changes and test out different builds for all your favorite classes with our new Mists of Panda
Explanation of 4.3 Balance Changes, Part Two
2011/11/11 at 11:03 AM
It's a holiday for some, but Blizzard was at work releasing a new blog this morning--Ghostcrawler shared more of his thoughts on the class and balance changes in 4.3. Many classes received detailed explanations about upcoming changes--such as Holy Radiance, Mortal Strike, Fire Mage buffs, and bear form Stamina. However, rogues weren't mentioned at all--and it would have been interesting to hear more thoughts on Blizzard's concerns from the live Q&A how rogues were underrepresented in raiding and their perceived lack of utility.
class="detail"><p>Don’t take this as an announcement that the release of patch 4.3 is imminent. While <a href="
have completed a lot of work</a>, it’s just hard to know at this stage when the patch will be ready. Nothing is set in stone until the actual patch, and even then we still have the ability to hotfix any major problems that we missed or caused.<br />
First, here is <a href="
link to Part One</a> of our balance explanations. W
4.3 Preliminary Guide: 3d Models, Items, Holiday Changes, and More
2011/09/27 at 10:29 PM
4.3 news is finally here and it's a dataminer's paradise. Perculia and myself have spent the past six and a half hours going through the
on Wowhead's PTR site and summed up our first impressions: what's new, what's cool, and what's useful. Below you'll find everything in this build; from epic gem stats, new vanity pets, and an explanation of preliminary item levels, this mini-guide should prove helpful if you hate database hunting. We've also highlighted some of the radical class changes, putting them next to Ghostcrawler's commentary from earlier today.
Oh, and we have some cool models to share--if you're into that sort of stuff.
One quick thing: take all of this with a grain of salt. This is the first build of this patch's PTR. It's messy, it's unforgiving, and it's definitely a few cards short of an entire Darkmoon Faire deck.
All of the ilevels are confusing, so let's break it down how this new gear is laid out.
5-mans will likely be giving 378 gear and it looks like they'll
News Round Up: Class Feedback and Blizzard Music
2011/09/12 at 12:11 PM
In short, Blizzard wants to know how you're feeling about your class(es). They've posted a feedback thread on both the EU and US forums, hoping to gather your insight into how your role is functioning and how you'd like it to function in both PvP and PvE environments.
News Round Up: Latest Hotfixes (August 10), Blizz on Character Limits
2011/08/10 at 11:04 PM
Latest hotfixes have been posted, including a previously undocumented change to the dailies for the
, which were hotfixed with the patch earlier this week. Instead of one elemental spawning, three now spawn; this should make getting the achievement way easier as many people still didn't have it (despite doing the dailies every day). It was completely RNG and some servers didn't even have an elemental switch yet.
Latest Hotfixes (8/10)
Applicable death knight abilities are now using the correct amount of resources (and putting them on cooldown) when there are 4 Death Runes available and the Unholy Runes are depleted.
Druids that shapeshift will now clear the
Potion of Illusion
is no longer penalized by Resilience more than once, nor can it gain double benefit from
Dungeons & Raids
If a player is kicked by vote
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