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3.3 Patch Notes Updated! (Build 10772)
2009/11/05 at 9:39 PM
SapphironThe latest update to the PTR Patch Notes brings us some interesting changes.\r
One of the most important ones that people will be thinking of is the change to Naxxramas. You will no longer have to kill all the end bosses to access
's Lair! A teleportation orb has been added to the lair to allow players to travel back and forth from the main dungeon to the lair with ease now. There is also the addition of the much awaited Quest Tracking Feature.\r
You can read about all the changes after the jump.
BFF Report Episode 4
2009/11/05 at 5:59 PM
Episode four of the BFF Report is now available for viewing!\r
This week concludes Fony's Champions Online coverage, including a PvP breakdown, some dungeon coverage, and even a conspiracy theory or two.\r
Check it out here:\r
Create YOUR Own Wowhead Title!
2009/11/05 at 1:34 PM
That's right, folks, you saw it correct! You now get a chance to design your own title to be added to our pool of randomly generated witticisms you get to see every time you load the homepage! \r
You have asked for it, and we are giving it to you. There have been several threads on the forums, all of which asked us (nicely, of course) to add new sayings to our pool. We have read them all, but until recently time was just never enough to bother with something so small.\r
Well, we are as busy as ever, but this request of yours we can fulfill! This is not a contest, and there are no rewards beyond bragging rights. But think about how cool your friends will think you are when you go to them and say "See that thing up there just after where it says "Wowhead: ..."? That's right, I gave them that idea!" You would become a superstar in matter of seconds!
Blizzard Now Selling Companion Pets in Online Store
2009/11/04 at 2:21 PM
CUTE ADORABLEBreaking News! Blizzard has just put up the two new companion pets,
) and the
), for sale in the Blizzard Online Store. They're even donating 50% of the proceeds (from the monk) to the Make-A-Wish foundation! This looks to be just the beginning, the FAQ indicates that there will be more pets to come.\r
The items are for sale for $10 USD each, and can be gifted to another player's account. The pets are BoA, and will apply to all future characters on the account it was purchased for.\r
Edit: Nethaera has just posted about it here. Full text after the jump.\r
Pandaren Monk purchase page\r
Lil' K.T. purchase page\r
Pet Store [url=http:\/\/us.blizzard.com\/support\/article.xml?locale
One Week Left to Merge Battle.net Accounts!
2009/11/04 at 1:08 PM
But you get one of these little guys!It's getting down to the wire now! Don't forget that by this time next week\u2014November 11, 2009\u2014only Battle.net accounts will be able to log in to World of Warcraft!\r
If you don't yet have a Battle.net account, the changeover is relatively simple: Just head over to http:\/\/
and click the "Create or Manage a Battle.Net Account" button.\r
And if you hurry, you get an
Unhatched Mr. Chilly
\u2014one of these little guys pictured at the right! Ain't he cute?
Icecrown Raid Difficulty Functionality
2009/11/04 at 12:21 PM
Icecrown CitadelIn the upcoming 3.3 content patch, as some of you already know, Icecrown will be home of the updated instance difficulty setting which can be changed on a boss per boss basis. It will be able to be switched at any time during a raid without leaving and reentering the instance.\r
Some restrictions on when you cannot change it will be in place. Such as, you cannot change the difficulty in combat or during certain scripted events. To enable it you will have first have to have defeated the Lich King on normal mode, and heroic mode will not affect trash in anyway and will only change the bosses.\r
You can read more after the jump.
PUG with Blizzard Employees Today on the PTR (Nov 4)
2009/11/04 at 11:56 AM
Dungeon systemHave you ever wanted to join a PUG with members of the World of Warcraft development and community teams? Well now's your chance! Zarhym announced on the official forums that blue posters will be on the PTR today (Nov 4) at 4 pm PST (7 pm EST) to test out the new dungeon system.\r
For a chance to group with the Blizzard team members, you need to use the Dungeon system and choose the "Random Heroic" option. All employees will have the <GM> tag next to their names and be able to choose whichever class, realm and faction he or she wants.\r
PTR Build 10747 - New Models + Icons!
2009/11/03 at 11:35 PM
Perky Pug (Small Pet)The Public Test Realm has just been updated to build 10747 and you guys know what that means - more models and icons! Highlights include a brand new model for Lord Marrowgar, the Perky Pug (AWWW!) awarded from use of the new Looking For Dungeon tool, an amazing looking Love Rocket flying mount (that I absolutely must have)!\r
You can also check our previous posts under 3D Models and Icons, in which we showed off some snazzy new finds! Once again we have some more interesting additions, which you guys and gals can view after the break!\r
3.3 Patch Notes Updated! (Build 10747)
2009/11/03 at 5:56 PM
So the latest PTR build has some very interesting changes to the patch notes, including one I've been waiting for for a long time\u2014it appears that meeting stones no longer have a maximum level requirement. Anyone above level 15 can be summoned by any meeting stone. It also appears that 71-80 battlegrounds now reward a small number of arena points. Veeeeery interesting...\r
Edit: Looks like they've adjusted that line in the patch notes. It now says "All level 71-80 Battleground daily quests will now award 25 Arena points in addition to their current rewards."\r
Check the summary after the jump!
World of Warcraft 5th Anniversary Sweepstakes!
2009/11/03 at 8:46 AM
On Nov. 23, WoW will turn 5 years old, and to celebrate, Blizzard is handing out prizes every week for the next five weeks! Apparently, the winners are randomly chosen each week from a different group of accounts, all based on how long you've had your account! Rejoice old school players, newbs won't steal your spot! The first weeks prize will be a Dragonflight Stein, courtesy of Taverncraft!\r
Continue reading after the commercial break for the official quote and rules and eligibility! \r
China Gives WoW China Non-Approval
2009/11/02 at 3:40 PM
World of Warcraft ChinaJust as Chinese players expected to finally get Wrath of the Lich King later this month, China's GAPP has given NetEase (China's World of Warcraft operator) its non-approval which means NetEase needs to stop taking in subscriptions and new sign-ups. This is strange as the content was already approved while being run by the former operator The9, which may (or may not?) mean this will be overturned. \r
Also, this just may have been a problem for Netease as they have been collecting subscription fees for quite some time now, which they weren't supposed to be doing without official GAPP approval. What makes this even stranger is that NetEase hasn't had any communication with the GAPP other than the official press release on the GAPP website.\r
G4 Interviews Blizzard Team for WoW 5-Year Anniversary Retrospective
2009/11/02 at 2:28 PM
Former WoW Game Director Jeffrey Kaplan talks with Morgan Webb during an interview with G4.World of Warcraft turns five years old on November 23, 2009, and G4 has kicked off the celebration a little early with a series of retrospective interviews with some big names at Blizzard.\r
X-Play host Morgan Webb sat down with Game Director Tom Chilton, Lead World Designer Alex Afrasiabi and former Game Director Jeffrey "Tigole" Kaplan to look back at the history of WoW from day one.\r
The combined videos total more than 35 minutes in length, so there's a lot to digest in the retrospective. There's nothing particularly noteworthy mentioned in the interviews, but they're certainly worth viewing for fans who are interested in hearing Chilton, Afrasiabi and Kaplan reminisce about WoW's history and explain their duties at Blizzard.\r
For those of you who don't know, Kaplan left the WoW team to work on Blizzard's next big MMO project, which he's "super excited about" but couldn't discuss in det
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