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News Roundup: More Cataclysm Hotfixes, Authenticator Giveaway, Explorer's League Journal
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!
16/12/2010 à 23:35
Blizzard Offering Free Cataclysm 10-Day Trials!
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
16/12/2010 à 23:04
More Cataclysm Hotfixes Posted! (December 15)
Today's Cataclysm hotfixes have just been posted! Notable changes include:
will no longer receive twice the benefit from the Feral druid Mastery
Maîtrise : Griffes rasoir
'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.
Péninsule des Flammes infernales
) 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!
15/12/2010 à 21:42
Cataclysm Mount Guide: Lions, Drakes and Camels, Oh My!
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
Une montagne de montures
, 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!
15/12/2010 à 16:01
Latest Cataclysm Hotfixes: Vial of the Sands No Longer BOP!
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
Fiole des sables
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
14/12/2010 à 20:26
Latest Cataclysm Hotfixes Now Live!
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
Désinsectiseur de la mort
Check out the latest
13/12/2010 à 21:32
Extensive Tier 11 Guide Added To Cataclysm Guide
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.
13/12/2010 à 21:08
Cataclysm Reputations Guide - Vendors, Rewards and More!
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.
Calligraphie inférieure de magnétite chargée
Calligraphie inférieure de la pierre dentelée
Calligraphie inférieure du cristal brisé
Calligraphie inférieure du quartz incassable
Calligraphie supérieure de la magnétite chargée
Calligraphie supérieure de la pierre dentelée
Calligraphie supérieure du cristal fracassé
Calligraphie supérieure du quartz incassable
reputation with their respective factions.
- 60 Intellect, 3
10/12/2010 à 20:05
More Cataclysm Hotfixes Live! (December 8th)
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!
09/12/2010 à 00:27
News Roundup: Cataclysm Launch, Developer Interviews, Explorer's League Journal
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=
08/12/2010 à 13:21
Guild Achievements No Longer Reward Guild XP
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
07/12/2010 à 16:42
First Round of Cataclysm Hotfixes Now Live!
Blizzard have just released yet another (huge) batch of hotfixes for patch 4.0.3a, addressing post-Cataclysm release bugs. Many specific quest issues were addressed with this patch, so if you were experiencing any problems check to see if it's been resolved! Not too many major changes, though if you were wasting time killing the opposing faction's flight trainer instead of bothering to experience new content, Blizzard has made it a bit tougher for you.
Check out a detailed list of hotfixes after the break!
07/12/2010 à 15:08
Cataclysm Launch Event Gallery
So I'm home from the Cataclysm Launch Event!
it was a great time last night, lots of people there. One person said there were over 9000—but I realized later that may have been a joke. I even saw a lot of people who I had seen two years ago at the Wrath release event—I even ran into John Finch, the guy who was first in line last year. He said he'd arrived 48 hours before, and was still only 20th in line.
Once again, I want to thank Blizzard for NOT being the kind of company who tries to create buzz by not having enough copies of the game at launch. I wasn't there until about 7pm, and I still got a Collector's Edition. :)
This whole process has been kind of nostalgic for me, because for those of you who've been with us for a while, you may know that our discussion and picture gallery of the original Wrath launch event two years ago was actually our very
of blog posts. So with that in mind, I leave you now as I left you then, with the most important part of the whole process:
07/12/2010 à 14:15
Player and Guild Experience Changes in Cataclysm
Blizzard has made some posts clarifying some of the new experience mechanics in Cataclysm. Firstly, (as intended)
guild experience will be capped on a per-day basis
, meaning that your guild will not gain experience after a certain point until the next day. Apparently, the EU realms went live without the cap enabled, but corrective measures were taken and guild experience was reset for some guilds.
once you reach the max-level for an expansion, you will only gain 10% experience from killing NPCs from that expansion.
In other words, once you hit 80, there will be no AoE grinding of squishies in Northrend to try to level to 82 or higher. You can still get full experience for
, but you'll need to move on to the Cataclysm zones to get full experience from NPCs.
Blue posts after the break!
07/12/2010 à 00:55
Cataclysm Release Party Live!
I bring a message from the legendary
Mike B aka Fony
Here's the deal: Mike, GameBreaker.TV, Lore, and a ton of guests are doing a live broadcast from Best Buy in Grand Rapids, MI, and GameStop in San Francisco, CA.
They're kicking things off around 8PM and are gonna push it until the party is over, and following that Lore is going to make an attempt for world first: Greatest American Hero Hair'd Paladin, and Mike is... just going to feed him grapes or something.
Check the stream after the break or
click here to join the chat
, if your computer can handle it, that is.
06/12/2010 à 21:41
Cataclysm Expansion Launches Tonight
Edit: Cataclysm is now open in the EU and US! Enjoy!
It's finally here. After two BlizzCons worth of waiting, The Cataclysm officially begins—tonight!
Once again, we've got all the information you need in order to take on Deathwing and his minions. This post will be your home base for all our Cataclysm content—just start here and follow the links below!
Check out the BFF Report's special on leveling past 80!
Also, don't forget our video guide to
How to Find Cataclysm Dungeon Entrances
New 80+ Zones
New Dungeons and Raids
06/12/2010 à 09:50
Cataclysm Preview: New Profession Info
Cataclysm is tomorrow (or today really), and one of the (many) things that will become available when the clock strikes midnight is the new professions.
Not only will everyone have access to the new profession,
, they'll also be able to level the existing professions up to 525 skill—for a rank of
Illustrious Grand Master!
We have (of course) written up a preview of all the professions, archaeology included, below. Like many of these posts, this content has been posted in our
for a while now, but this seemed like a good time to make sure you guys had quick and easy access to all the info. So check it after the break!
06/12/2010 à 04:08
Cataclysm Midnight Release Events For US & EU
Cataclysm is coming!
is upon us, and Blizzard has posted extensive information detailing midnight release locations for both American and European players!
Our very own
will be there covering the Southern California event detailed below, so I'm sure we'll see lots of fun pictures and details, so be sure to check out our blog on Monday night!
Join us at
9 p.m. PST
Monday, December 6
Fountain Valley Fry’s Electronics in Southern California
for the Cataclysm midnight launch. Help us celebrate the dawn of a new age with the powerful music of The Artists Formerly Known as Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain, an epic /dance competition, autographs from the development team, and more.
The party begins at 9 p.m. so be sure to arrive early, and get your copy* signed by the developers when the store opens at midnight on December 7.
If you don’t live close eno
04/12/2010 à 23:02
BFF Report - Cataclysm - Life After 80 (part 2)
Woooo! I'm glad I got this out of the way, now I can go back to taking full advantage of the ridiculous leveling speed available right now and crank out some alts. Are you guys ready for the release? Whats the final verdict.. Reroll? Race change? PVE or rated BGs?
Also, don't forget to check out our Cataclysm release party over at
. If you haven't already heard.. Ill be hitting the streets of San Francisco outside of the local Gamestop and Lore will be getting fed freaking grapes over at Best Buy, bastard.
Oh, and we will be giving away stuff, again.
03/12/2010 à 17:41
News Roundup: Dungeon Level Ranges, Holiday Contest, Explorer's League Journal and More!
Lots of interesting news from Blizzard in this week leading up to the Cataclysm!
Blizzard has recently posted updated level ranges for dungeons (and we've got 'em all in a chart for you guys), as well as offering feedback on their recent
tanking mechanic blog and giving away some awesome swag in their holiday contests! All that, plus a great new community spotlight and the mission of a group of individuals playing WoW for a cause! What is there not to like?
Be sure to check out these spotlights after the break!
02/12/2010 à 17:16