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Emblems to Justice Points Conversion Update
Another short news post, folks. Some week ago Blizzard published the planned conversion rates for the current Wrath emblem currencies to the new Cataclysm points. The post listed Emblems of Triumph and Emblems of Frost as being worth 2.75 Justice Points each. This number has been updated, as well as the 2g per Emblem if you are above the cap. The
has been updated to reflect those changes, and Bashiok's post on the official forums has been included below:
We’ve revised the Justice Points conversion rate for Emblems of Triumph and Emblems of Frost. When the upcoming 4.0.1 patch goes live, these emblems will be converted into 11.58 Justice Points (up from the previously planned 2.75 Justice Points per emblem). Justice Points accrued above the soft cap of 4,000 will be converted to gold at a rate of 47.5 silver per point (down from 2 gold per point) when patch 4.0.3 goes live.
The original explanation thread (
) and the subsequent conversion math update (
29.09.2010 um 13:42
End of Season 8 and Testing for Season 9
Hey, guys, a quick news post coming. Our local Bashiok just posted something exciting on the WoW forums: the next arena season is available for testing on the Cataclysm Beta and you should all go test it provide extensive bug reports and feedback! The official announcement doesn't tell much more than what I just gave you:
Arena Season 9 is now running and available for testing in the Cataclysm beta.
To help facilitate testing we'd like to ask that those interested in providing bug reports and feedback focus on playing arena games, but also participating in the rated battlegrounds. Please let us know if you find any issues or have any feedback. Thanks.
EDIT: Another blue post, this one about arena season 8 ending. It is by the lovely floating skull, Zarhym:
We are currently planning to end Arena Season 8 as early as October 12. At that point we will go through our normal process to determine who is eligible for the end-of-season rewards. This process should take approximately one week. It's very important
28.09.2010 um 19:10
PC Gamer Interview with Wowhead
has just published an interview with the Wowhead team over on their website as part of their Community Heroes series of interviews. Both
take part in this interview and talk about subjects ranging from Wowhead's creation to things they'd like to see happen with World of Warcraft.
27.09.2010 um 13:20
Cataclysm Beta (Build 13066) New 3D Models
We have another round of updates for those following our Cataclysm Beta
updates today! This time we have some
for you all to check out. In this update we have models four different colours of Tier 11 Warlock gear. There are even some new hats for you to check out and some new recolours of Djinn mobs. You can check out all this and more after the break!
25.09.2010 um 15:23
Cataclysm Beta (Build 13066) New Data + Talent Calc Update
We've got another update for the mysterious Cataclysm Beta
- this time with a lot of new data! We've got several new achievements, mainly for the new heroic version of
, which includes achievements like
. A new feat of strength was also added:
Der 6. Geburtstag von WoW
. Does this mean we'll get Cataclysm before the next anniversary? Who knows, we can only hope!
We've also included an update to our
, so it's all up to date with the latest changed talents in this build!
You can view all the new and updated spells and abilities over on our
section of the Cataclysm site!
25.09.2010 um 14:29
Cataclysm Beta (Build 13066) Maps & Icons
We have a
for the beta servers, as of right now the servers haven't gone down for maintenance nor is this one actually downloadable through the client. But that doesn't mean we don't have some juicy new Maps and Icons for you! In the map area we have a few updated maps mostly with a few minor changes to the art and there is one new map this time of
Ahn'Qiraj: Das Gefallene Königreich
, which I assume is the over-world area version of AQ40.
A large amount of new icons were added in this build - everything from new icons for
, Darkmoon Faire Cards, and even brand new icons for all the new currencies.
Just a quick note for everyone looking for an updated talent calculator and data for the rest of the site we should have all that updated later today, so stay tuned!
You can check out all the maps and icons after the break!
25.09.2010 um 10:07
Cataclysm Beta: Tol Barad Focus Test
Blizzard Developers will be on the beta realms on Monday September 27th at 4PM PST to test
. You will need to be level 85 to join the battle and the timers between battles will be sped up so several games can be played during this testing period.
We are planning to do a focused playtest on Tol Barad on Monday the 27th at 4pm PST. We would like to get as many players out there on the beta to help us as possible. You must be level 85 to join the battle. We will speed up the game timer so we can play multiple games during the test.
I will make a new feedback post after we finish the test for everyone to post in. Feedback is very important for us at this point so please take your time and try to be as concise as possible with your findings.
Thanks for the help!
24.09.2010 um 17:00
Introducing Tag Specific RSS Feeds!
As you have noticed we have our blogs tagged for specific subjects such as
, and each one of those will show you specific news regarding that subject, but the good news is we added a feature where users can now subscribe to the brand new RSS feeds for any tag we use!
For instance, you can now follow all
related news on it's very own
To subscribe to any of these feeds it's very easy - in most modern web browsers all you have to do is visit the tagged page and click the orange RSS feed icon in your address bar and you're set to go!
24.09.2010 um 14:18
The Weekly Marmot - Thinking Like a Designer
This week, I step back a little and examine game balance from a designer's perspective. What kind of thought process do they go through when they decide to make balance changes? What
they think about? And how does that differ from the ways in which players usually consider the game? How many times can my dog wander into the reflection on my poster in one episode? How ridiculously awful can a preview frame get?
Let's find out.
23.09.2010 um 01:21
Official News: New Tinkertown Preview, and Updated WoW Mobile Armory!
The blues have been busy today!
Not only has there been an official preview released of the new Gnomish starting zone—New Tinkertown—but there has also been a massive update to the
WoW Mobile Armory
You can find the Mobile Armory on the
, and we'll have a full review with all the new features (3D models!) up tomorrow once I get the chance to play with it. IN the meantime, though, go check out the New Tinkertown preview!
22.09.2010 um 20:56
Non-English words? In my CAPTCHA?
People who have been adding comments or forum posts to our site recently may have noticed something peculiar about the random codes you have to type to prove you're human (a.k.a.
). We've gotten several reports that non-English words are slipping into the
panel, causing people to have to refresh the panel to get a new code. Obviously, having to do this at all is a nuisance, let alone several times.
I dug into the issue and discovered that, apparently, the ReCAPTCHA team
improperly marked many books as English books
. They've been weeding out the bad books and have improved their QA process beyond "view a few random pages in the book" to make sure they aren't actually trying to digitize a book that's only partially English.
In the meantime, the annoying codes that you can't type should be slowly disappearing.
For now, Wowhead plans to continue to use ReCAPTCHA as we believe it provides a useful service. In addition, as annoying as this issue was, it beats having to debug issues with our home-brewe
22.09.2010 um 15:21
Blizzard Introduces Automated Account Recovery
Blizzard has announced a new feature part of their Battle.net website -
Account Recovery Form
. This new form will hopefully expedite your recovery process after being hacked by asking you some questions that only you may know the answers to and then proceeds to automatically attempt to recover your account! This new process will also issue you a password reset via email, and automatically enter a GM ticket for you. You won't see this ticket visibly in-game, but you will receive an email with the ticket number and any other information.
You can check out the new form on the Battle.net Website and you can read the original announcement after the break!
22.09.2010 um 14:40
A Brief Aside: StarCraft II Patch 1.1
So while Wowhead has not yet become SCHead, Blizzard's space RTS is still a game I play frequently and one I watch the news about. And one of the more important and recent news is that the first somewhat big patch was released on
Tuesday, September 21
- that's just yesterday, yes.
Here is the basic idea of the not-so-groundbreaking changes. Zealot rushes from a proxy Gateway are a little too powerful, especially against a Zerg (you know, 'cause rushing a Terran with their choke full of buildings
be done...), so the build time of the Zealot is being increased. Warp Gate cooldown also goes up for those of you who love spending 4,000 minerals in less than a minute by dropping a million Zealots. The Terran is getting a few (deserved, in my opinion) nerfs - longer build time on Reapers and Barracks, and less damage on Siege Tanks and Battlecruisers. Similarly to this, the Zerg Ultralisks' are having their base damage lowered, and their anti-building attack (Ram) goes away and is being replaced by their basic attack.
Let me give you the full patch notes aft
22.09.2010 um 02:27
This Week In Warcraft: Episode 7!
Aliena is back with another episode of This Week In Warcraft!
This week we cover the removal of PowerPC Mac support, the Battle for Gilneas, Brewfest, and more!
21.09.2010 um 17:47
Final Fantasy XIV, and I Didn't Even Have to Mention the Lack of Jump
I think I have just finished probably one the most controversial MMOs in recent history. You either hate this game or you love it, there is virtually no middle ground here. Also, their fans are not afraid to speak out against the "WoW Fanboys" citing the repeating caves as their sole defense for massive chunks of repeating terrain in the game's open world. There is no doubt that regardless of what anyone says, Final Fantasy XIV is going to be successful. Which is totally fine, but that certainly doesn't give it immunity from a BFF Report style ribbing.
WoW is always the game that defending fans of other titles associate their opposition with, what do you guys think of that? Especially after seeing this episode, do you think that WoW compares/is better/is dated?
Hit me up on
and let me know what you think. I'm out on vacation celebrating my annual old day. WOOOO!
21.09.2010 um 17:32
Cataclysm Beta: Heroics Now Available!
Valnoth over on the official Cataclysm beta forums has just announced that
Heroic Dungeons are now available
. To make it easier on players, all new pre-mades that are copied come geared in item level 333 gear which should be the minimum you need for these dungeons!
For your convenience we also have a list of all currently available heroics:
Hallen des Ursprungs
Die Verlorene Stadt der Tol'vir
Der Steinerne Kern
Thron der Gezeiten
So what are you waiting for? Go check them out!
Heroics are now available.
Furthermore, the Pre-made Character Templates should provide you guys with characters in level 333 Superior (blue) quality gear - which is the minimum expected gear level for succeeding in heroics. I
you to copy over a new pre-made if you want to test heroics.
Available character copies should also be reset.
21.09.2010 um 14:42
Guild Chat Coming to Mobile Armory
Blizzard soon is going to be releasing an update to both the iOS and Android
application that will allow users of the
Remote Auction House
to chat with their fellow guild mates without being in-game! This also allow you to even use Whispers, Guild and even Officer chat!
Eventually this feature will be added to the web version of the Armory and players will be able to chat from anywhere!
You can read the post by Nethaera about the new feature after the break.
21.09.2010 um 12:50
Cataclysm Beta (Build 12984) 3D Model Update - Tier 11 and More!
We've got some new
for you guys - including new tier 11 armors for druids and rogues, the adorable
, the new Horde guild Scorpion mount, some awesome re-done djinn models and more! Hopefully new armor sets will be added in future patches so we can have a nice gallery of all of their new gear. Check out all of the models after the break!
20.09.2010 um 21:50
Cataclysm: Cold Weather Flying Level & Price Reduced
It seems Blizzard snuck in a nice little change in the latest Cataclysm beta -
and available at level 68 from your friendly local flight trainers!
Hopefully this will help all those who are leveling new characters in Cataclysm get through Northrend a little easier.
20.09.2010 um 17:09
Cataclysm Beta (Build 12984) New Map, Icons, Achievements & More!
Blizzard surprised us with a new beta build over the weekend and we now have site
Included in this update were several new achievements including the amusing
which requires you to do a mini-game much like Popcap's
Plants vs. Zombies
. You can check out all the new achievements along with some more goodies over on our
Only one map was added in the new build - this time it's a new one of
that shows the locations of several nearby areas around The Maelstrom itself. You can see
Die Verlorenen Inseln
A whole slew
20.09.2010 um 12:40