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Blizzard Selling Gold...?
2010/01/22 at 2:56 PM
Blizzard has recently started selling gold... coins. Well not Blizzard directly— but
, the people who make the official Warcraft
, have created exclusive sets for both the
Each coin features a major faction figure and is made with the actual metal the coin represents. The Alliance set comes with a 24 karat gold-plated coin featuring King Varian Wrynn, a sterling-silver plated coin with King Magni Bronzebeard, and a copper-plated coin adorned with High Priestess Tyrande Whisperwind.
The Horde set features Thrall on the gold-plated coin, Lady Sylvanas on the silver and Cairne Bloodhoof on the copper. Each set comes in black wooden box with a glass window and contains a non-removable commemorative metal plaque with your faction emblem.
You can find out more about the coins on the D
Limited Attempts Explained
2010/01/21 at 1:41 PM
progression moving closer and closer to
The Lich King (Icecrown)
, we have seen the development of a not-exactly new feature, yet one that has caused quite a bit of confusion - the
limited attempts system
Restraint on boss attempts showed first in
and the one-hour timer on
Algalon the Observer
. Apparently Blizzard liked the idea, because then we saw
Trial of the Crusader
, where players were given 50 attempts to clear the entire place - or the remaining bosses would despawn. Well, the Icecrown Citadel expands on ToC. Two weeks ago, when the Plagueworks opened, raids were given 10 attempts to kill its final boss -
Now, with the release of the Crimson Hall, those attempts have been increased to 15 - however another boss,
shares them. In another 2 weeks, when the Frostwing Halls are open, players will get yet another 5 attempts, making the total of 20 shared between Putricide, Lana'thel,
, and the Lich King. Presumably the number of attempts will go up (I suspect by 5) every so often (I suspect every 2 weeks).
So, to sum up here's everything in a table (after the break).
PvP Resilience Buff In Place for Season 8
2010/01/20 at 4:52 PM
As mentioned two days ago in the blog about the upcoming
Arena Season 8
, Blizzard has decided to hotfix a buff to resilience. This will
double the value
of resilience in reducing damage done by players, depending on how much you have you could see between a 10 and 20% decrease in damage taken.
The critical strike chance and critical strike damage are unaffected by this change. Blizzard also mentions how this might make healing in PvP difficult to counter and may make changes if this occurs.
So what does everyone think on this change? Is this good or bad for the PvP community?
You can read the blue post after the break.
Frostwing Halls Open in 2 Weeks
2010/01/19 at 11:10 PM
The Frostwing Halls in
are set to open in 14 days, or on
February 2, 2010
This is the final section of Icecrown Citadel. In here you will face the last three bosses:
The Lich King (Icecrown)
There will be a patch sometime before this (most likely on the 2nd itself) which will patch in the new in-game cinematic, among
The Crimson Hall Unlocked
2010/01/19 at 12:49 PM
The third section of
unlocks today, after waiting 2 weeks since The Plagueworks opened.
you will find the three Blood Princes-
. After you beat the princes you will have a chance to use your 15 attempts at killing
Good luck and happy raiding!
Arena Season 7 Ends, 8 to Start Soon
2010/01/18 at 3:33 PM
With arena season 7 coming to an end tomorrow (Jan 19), it is about time we all look forward to the next arena season.
will become the new season's high-end set costing arena points and having rating requirements on most of the pieces.
pieces will have a lower arena point cost than the previous season and rating requirements lowered or removed. Next,
will be moved to the honor point system. Finally the
set will be removed off all vendors.
New Damage/Healing Debuff?
There is also a major change that might happen for the last season before Cataclysm. Blizzard is considering experimenting a little bit, as mentioned in the recent Twitter
Q. If damage and healing is too much per health ratio, then why don't you have battlegrounds/arenas give a -30% damage/healing debuff?
A. We have been talking about solutions
2010/01/17 at 3:31 AM
Last Thursday we posted a
guide to Cataclysm
, the upcoming WoW expansion. In that guide, we included a number of screenshots and photographs that we did not take, and they were not appropriately credited. Specifically, a number of them were taken from
, as well as a few that came from
World of Raids
and from the
Official WoW Magazine
This is seriously not cool, and should never have happened.
I have tremendous respect for all three of these editorial teams, and taking advantage of them is the last thing I would want to do.
By way of putting this right, I am currently going through the guide and adding credit where credit is due on all of the images I can find. If you happen to be reading the guide and you find an image that I missed—or if you are the owner of one of these images—please let me know via a comment here or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can be credited.
Jan 15 #BlizzChat Developer Chat Transcript
2010/01/15 at 9:57 PM
developer chat on Twitter just ended a little over an hour ago and a lot of good questions where put forth and answered.
Here's an overview of some good ones:
Not at this time.
Increasing backpack size?
Something we discuss a lot, no plans yet.
Balance druids screwed by RNG?
Plans in the works for Cataclysm.
New warlock pets?!
I hear warlocks are going to be getting some new spells for the next expansion...
Improving old world dungeons to be more friendly?
Not overhauling them all but some minor fixes in Cataclysm.
Personal bank storage similar to guild bank for all your characters?
Something being discussed.
Why so empty Crystalsong?
Dalaran is too resource intensive.
Better pet scaling?
Trying for next patch but better scaling in planned for Cataclysm.
A Look at League of Legends
2010/01/15 at 6:53 PM
Some of you may remember Malgayne's
a while back about the upcoming game
League of Legends
. Well, LoL has been out for a while now, and I have had a chance to test out the game, so I thought I would share my experience with you!
Those of you who aren't interested in anything but WoW have my permission to stop reading now. :)
2010/01/15 at 12:35 PM
recently posted a piece concerning a new type of scam going around. It is a rather sophisticated attack, according to forum posters on the SomethingAwful forums.
The way it went down was a paid ad went up shortly on Google after the new features on the Armory went live. If you searched for Armory on Google it was listed in the sponsored section up at the top, as seen in the screenshot on the right. The entire site was a cleverly masked phishing site; it actively mirrored by proxy everything the real armory did. So it in reality looked like it should including all of the log in only content.
As of my recent check at 1:30pm EST on January 15, 2010 the ad seems to have been pulled by Google, but definitely keep your eyes out for scams like this!
Wowhead's Guide to Cataclysm!
2010/01/14 at 3:55 PM
Having trouble sifting through all the new information about
? Ever find yourself wishing that there was one place you could go for all the information you could ever need? Now there is!
We have a complete
which answers all the common questions (which I recommend you read before the
Twitter Dev Chat
tomorrow, since last time a lot of people were asking questions the developers already answered at BlizzCon), a detailed explanation of the
changes to Azeroth
, details about all the
new dungeons and raids
, and explanations of the new features like
Paths of the Titans
Come take a look at the guide—we'll be updating it as new information gets released!
Note: The Cataclysm g
TankSpot Making...a Feature-Length Film?
2010/01/14 at 12:39 PM
Apparently one of our friends at
are planning a WoW-themed documentary project called
This is a really interesting concept to me—obviously one that strikes very close to home, but beyond that I've always been really interested in the places that gaming and culture connect. They've set up a page on
in the hopes of gathering some funding in the form of donations.
If you're interested in hearing more about the project, you can check out their page here:
Or you can read the blurb after the break. I really encourage you to check this out—gamers are never going to be understood by the mainstream media unless we take the first step. They also have a fan page on Facebook which you can find
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