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News Roundup: Cataclysm Hotfixes, Heroics, Project Titan, Starcraft II Demo
2010/12/21 at 7:07 PM
Just the latest news from the world of Blizzard, including a small batch of Cataclysm hotfixes, veiled details about Blizzard's new MMO, tips on surviving Heroics and more!
Notable Cataclysm hotfixes include:
The search radius to find an Archaeology node from the Archaeology ability Survey has been increased. This will result in fewer searches needed while in the "green" range of surveying.
Chakra is no longer consumed by a Prayer of Mending bounce.
Several shirts have been corrected so they no longer cause a player's item level to increase. They are item level 1.
In addition, another, undocumented hotfix was recently applied which will make it so that players without an appropriate crafting profession of 425 or higher will no longer be able to 'Need' roll on
! This should be a welcome change for any users with the profession, however I still say that making them BOP was silly in the first place. But meh, we're probably just a few patches away from a change on that - and by then, it won't matter.
A hotfix was applied about an hour ago that changes it so Chaos Orbs will only be available
News Roundup: More Cataclysm Hotfixes, Authenticator Giveaway, Explorer's League Journal
2010/12/16 at 11:35 PM
Just the latest World of Warcraft news for you guys! :)
Usually I'd post the Cataclysm hotfixes separately, but to be honest there's not a whole lot this time - thought the Hyjal portal fix is extremely welcome!
Check out the latest changes, plus a few more interesting news bits after the break!
Blizzard Offering Free Cataclysm 10-Day Trials!
2010/12/16 at 11:04 PM
Blizzard is now offering free 10-day trials of the Cataclysm expansion to Wrath of the Lich King account holders in both US and EU regions! Players will be able to access the new Cataclysm-only zones and try out the new races! What are you waiting for?
US Cataclysm Trial Sign Up
EU Cataclysm Trial Sign Up
Cataclysm Trial FAQ
If you or a friend are currently playing Wrath of the Lich King and haven’t yet experienced the content Cataclysm has to offer, you can sign up now to play a 10-day free trial version of this latest expansion for World of Warcraft.
During your free trial, you'll undertake epic new quests, explore the reshaped and newly discovered lands of Azeroth, and see the world from a whole new perspective as one of the shape-changing worgen or crafty goblins.
To participate, you’ll need full versions of World of Wa
More Cataclysm Hotfixes Posted! (December 15)
2010/12/15 at 9:42 PM
Today's Cataclysm hotfixes have just been posted! Notable changes include:
will no longer receive twice the benefit from the Feral druid Mastery
Mastery: Razor Claws
's mana regeneration component has been increased from 1.5/2/2.5 to 2/4/6%.
's mana regeneration component has been increased from 10/20% to 20/40%.
) Troll druids in particular, when shapeshifting into Cat/Bear form, were dealing an extra 5% damage to themselves via Beast Slaying when afflicted by
's Asphyxiate. This caused them to die instead of being taken down to 1 health. This has been corrected and Asphyxiate now properly ignores damage modifiers.
) The quest requirements for the achievement To Hellfire and Back have been lowered for both Horde and Alliance characters. Horde characters need to complete 86 quests and Alliance characters need to complete 76.
Obsidum Ore now spawns slightly less frequently in Mount Hyjal.
Check out the full list of changes after the break!
Cataclysm Mount Guide: Lions, Drakes and Camels, Oh My!
2010/12/15 at 4:01 PM
Heads up collectors! As I'm sure you've already noticed, the Cataclysm expansion added
tons of awesome stuff
to the World of Warcraft - including many new riding mounts available to fill your stables! Even if you've already got a
Mountain o' Mounts
, there's bound to be something you'll like in the 20+ mounts added with this latest expansion!
I've written up a guide for you guys on how to find, earn or otherwise acquire all of the new Cataclysm mounts! I mean, c'mon, look at some of these mounts - you know you want 'em!
Check out the fully detailed guide, including a list of all of the new mounts and detailed information on how to get them, after the break!
Latest Cataclysm Hotfixes: Vial of the Sands No Longer BOP!
2010/12/14 at 8:26 PM
Another day, another batch of Cataclysm hotfixes. This latest batch includes a number of dungeon, raid and quest fixes. However, the most notable changes this time around include a number of profession-specific changes, including one
The Alchemy mount
Vial of the Sands
is no longer Bind-on-Pickup.
The respawn rates for all Horde and Alliance Cooking daily quest objectives in Orgrimmar and Stormwind have been increased.
Players are no longer able to apply the Eternal Belt Buckle on belts higher than item level 300.
Obsidium Ore nodes now spawn more frequently in Deepholm.
Blizzard has also clarified the paladin changes that we
blogged about earlier
Zealotry no longer consumes the Hand of Light proc effect.
Tower of Radiance no longer grants Holy Power from Holy Lights cast on a target buffed with Beacon of Light. It continues to work as the tooltip describes for Fl
Latest Cataclysm Hotfixes Now Live!
2010/12/13 at 9:32 PM
Another day, another batch of hotfixes! Blizzard is clearly working around the clock to correct issues players are experiencing since Cataclysm, and I must commend 'em for it, even though they
been stealth nerfing things here and there.
Some noteable changes/fixes include:
Players should always be properly granted credit for completing the "Defending the Rift" quest event. (Vashj'ir)
Guild experience caps were being hit faster than expected. As a result, guild experience gained through questing has been reduced. (
See our blog
The droprates on all Bind-on-Equip items in Cataclysm dungeons have been reduced.
Disenchanted green items are now giving more materials as the item levels increase. This change also ensures armor items give dust more often than essence, and that weapons give more essence than dust.
and most importantly
Sheep packs no longer instantly respawn. (Uldum)
That's right, no more straight cheesing
Critter Kill Squad
Check out the latest
Extensive Tier 11 Guide Added To Cataclysm Guide
2010/12/13 at 9:08 PM
Just a quick note to mention that we've updated our
with a new section detailing the
Tier 11 armor sets
in full detail! Find out how to get all of the newest tier pieces, try 'em out on your favorite classes with our 3D Model Viewer and review set bonuses and other valuable information!
Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be over here still grinding dungeons to get my peasant druid into Heroics.
Cataclysm Reputations Guide - Vendors, Rewards and More!
2010/12/10 at 8:05 PM
With many players already reaching max level in the new expansion, we thought you guys might want a review of all of the amazing Cataclysm reputation rewards available! In Cataclysm, you can raise reputation with most factions simply by questing in their respective zones, and then finishing off with daily quests or simply running level 85 dungeons with the appropriate tabard. That's why we've put together a full guide, complete with reward tables and prices, for all of the new Cataclysm factions!
It's important to notice that, once again, shoulder and helm enchants are available as faction reputation rewards.
Lesser Inscription of Charged Lodestone
Lesser Inscription of Jagged Stone
Lesser Inscription of Shattered Crystal
Lesser Inscription of Unbreakable Quartz
Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone
Greater Inscription of Jagged Stone
Greater Inscription of Shattered Crystal
Greater Inscription of Unbreakable Quartz
reputation with their respective factions.
Arcanum of Hyjal
- 60 Intellect, 3
More Cataclysm Hotfixes Live! (December 8th)
2010/12/09 at 12:27 AM
Blizzard has released yet another round of hotfixes (you can check out
yesterday's batch here
), most of which affect Cataclysm 80+ leveling zone quests. There are also a few profession-related changes, including some reduction of node density for gathering professions in specific zones, and apparently "Fishing skill gains were increasing too rapidly past 500 skill and have been adjusted." Yeah, cause there's always been a huge problem in the game with Fishing leveling being
Blizzard has stated that some changes may not be implemented until realms are restarted. You can check out the detailed list of fixes and changes after the break!
News Roundup: Cataclysm Launch, Developer Interviews, Explorer's League Journal
2010/12/08 at 1:21 PM
Just wanted to try and take you guys away from Cataclysm (yeah, right!) for another news roundup!
I don't know if you guys heard, but Cataclysm launched on Tuesday!
Be sure to check out our
as well as our
The undead armies of the Lich King have been vanquished, and the campaign in Northrend has come to an end. Now Azeroth faces a new threat, as Deathwing the Destroyer has burst forth from the heart of the Maelstrom, unleashing widespread devastation upon Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms. As the world teeters on the brink of destruction, champions of the Alliance and Horde must embark on a quest that will take them from the World Tree to the bottom of the Great Sea to the elemental planes themselves, looking for a way to bring an end to Deathwing’s reign of ruin.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is now live and available at a store near you -- or you can [url=
Guild Achievements No Longer Reward Guild XP
2010/12/07 at 4:42 PM
Nethaera posted on the official forums a little while ago to let us know that
guild achievements no longer reward guild experience.
This is a pretty significant nerf, since guild experience is capped on a daily basis—and up until recently, guild achievements were able to reward experience bonuses
above and beyond
the daily cap.
It looks like the result of this was that guilds were leveling a lot faster than Blizzard intended. See the the full post after the break.
Remember: if you have any questions about the Guild Advancement system, you can find our complete guide
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