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Things To Do Now That the World is Destroyed: Get New Companion Pets!
2010/12/03 at 11:59 AM
So, apparently Deathwing coming out of the ground and destroying everything turned out to be one of the
best things to ever happen
to the World of Warcraft. It's kind of a strange way to look at things, with the paths of destruction in many zones, and the mounting tensions between even our own faction leaders, but as a player I can't help but feel like most things got pretty damn awesome. The new zones look phenomenal, the new quests / zones are more involved and storyline driven than ever before - even though I can't help but feel weird, it's like sitting in my room waiting for the apocalypse because I think it's going to be as awesome as
In the last week before the actual Cataclysm comes, there's already once again much to do that most players may not be able to make time for until after their actual Cataclysm plans (such as leveling to 85, leveling a goblin/worgen, etc.). It's okay - because the
time is now
! I've been playing World of Warcraft more this past week than I have in months, and I just wanted to let you guys in on some of the awesome things to do before Cataclysm hits and it's back to the gr
Pre-Shattering WoW Database Active
2010/11/26 at 10:31 AM
A quick announcement for people recovering from their overdose of various culinary delights:
we took a snapshot of our database right before The Shattering and have made this snapshot available for users!
Obviously, this archive will not see any updates whatsoever, but with all the reminiscing about how things were "back in the day", we thought some of you might appreciate being able to link to evidence of just how far up that hill you had to walk in the snow.
Both ways, of course.
You can access the archive site either via the "Archive" link in the top left corner of any Wowhead page or by visiting the URL below:
When you think of how things were back in the day, what do you remember about WoW?
The Shattering (Patch 4.0.3a): Patch Notes
2010/11/23 at 9:51 AM
The Shattering is upon us, and it's time to take stock of everything that's changed today!
In light of that, we've put together the most recent Patch Notes—all prettied up with links to the appropriate Wowhead spell pages.
Check out the list of changes after the break!
Cataclysm: Cinematic and Load Screen added in Patch 4.0.3a
2010/11/23 at 9:04 AM
Among all of the
, The Shattering also brings us both the new
Cataclysm login screen
, and the new
Cataclysm Intro Cinematic!
These two videos have been hanging around the Official ZAM
for a while now, but now seemed like a good time to remind you they were there.
You can see them both below:
Cataclysm: Old World Zone Changes
2010/11/23 at 9:02 AM
As you probably know by now,
patch 4.0.3a includes a complete restructuring of old-world content
. This ranges from
modifications to the leveling flow throughout both continents
. These changes have been documented in our handy-dandy
, but since we're all waiting for the servers to come up, we figured a primer might be appreciated.
Check out the information after the break, complete with some
entertaining videos covering the new race starting zones
courtesy of The BFF Report.
Cataclysm: New Class & Race Combinations
2010/11/23 at 9:00 AM
One of the features that will be going live with patch 4.0.3a are the new Race/Class combinations
. This has been in our
for a while but we figured you might appreciate a nice clean table to ponder over while you wait for the servers to come back up.
: To clarify questions being asked in the comments:
When maintenance is complete, you will be able to choose any of the new combinations denoted by the symbol in the "Added in 4.0.3a" table below
. However, you will need to purchase Cataclysm and wait until December 7th before you can roll a Goblin or Worgen.
Added in 4.0.3a
The Shattering (Patch 4.0.3a) Hits Azeroth: It's The End of the World as We Know It
2010/11/23 at 8:48 AM
The day has finally come: Azeroth has been torn asunder, and now it's time to pick up the pieces!
Blizzard has been hinting at it by preparing patches on the PTR for release, and Bashiok was even
toying with forum posters last night
, but we have official confirmation this morning:
It is time, friends, for the world to shatter.
For the rest of the day this post will act as your homepage and guided tour to all the content in patch 4.0.3a. Any time new content is posted or added, you'll be able to find it on this page—so if you run into anyone who's wandering around Azeroth after the servers come up going "OMG WHAT HAPPENED," just link them here!
Remember, with the addition of new content like this, it's more important than ever to
download and run the
With these major changes in "The Shattering", we want to get new info into the database as fast as possible!