Archive for the 'General' Category

9 November 2010 - Pre-Cataclysm Continues…

The next phase of the pre-Cataclysm event has begun, probably lasting a week. This adds a short questline to give you the warm fuzzy feeling that the Earthen Ring is actually on top of things. The Alliance quest gives a bit of foreshadowing of King Magni’s future. “Brann … did mention something about becoming one […]

4 November 2010 - Tripping the Rift…

Every hour or so, elemental rifts are spawning throughout the known worlds (yes, including Outland and Northrend). What makes these interesting is that closing a rift (by killing the elementals it spawns) yields a buff and a daily turn-in (“Hammering It Out”, yielding 22,050 xp/13.63g at L80). If you manage to close rifts of all […]

2 November 2010 - New Pre-Shattering Questline Opens!

The Twilight’s Hammer cult is on the move across Azeroth. Doomsayers are recruiting followers, and Stormwind and Orgrimmar are threatened. A new questline to scout out the cult begins at Erunak Stonespeaker near the Stormwind Bank and Captain Anton in Stormwind Keep. For the Horde, Earthmender Norsala and Blood Guard Torek are both standing near […]

23 October 2010 - BlizzCon Day Two!

Another BlizzCon draws to a close. Day Two was much like Day One, although with a noticeably reduced costume contingent. There were several key Q&As on the WoW front, including some interesting exchanges on class mechanics and balance. We spent much of our time in the Diablo III and Cataclysm demo areas, although at least […]

22 October 2010 - BlizzCon Day One!

We’ve come to the end of BlizzCon Day One, and a fine time was had by all guild members and our 17,000 closest friends. Among other things, the keynote announced that subscribers would be able to preorder Cataclysm directly from Blizzard and download the updated game files. This would allow players access to the new […]

14 October 2010 - Earning Points

For those who are interested, here’s the current point rewards: Heroic Lich King dungeons yield 16 Justice Points per boss (was 1 Emblem of Triumph) First Heroic Random of the day yields a bonus 23 Justice Points (was 2 Emblem of Frost) First Regular Random of the day yields a bonus 12 Justice Points (was […]

12 October 2010 - A New Day (Sort of) Dawns

Patch 4.0.1 is slowly bloating to completion. The official patch notes page hasn’t been updated yet, but you should be able to review our local copy here. You may also want to check out WowHead’s comprehensive Cataclysm Systems Guide. Good luck and good hunting, all! Mastery has been added as a new item stat, and […]

10 October 2010 - BlizzCon 2010 60-hour Presale!

Those who managed to buy BlizzCon tickets this year can get in on a merchandise presale that might cut down a little on those lines at the convention itself. The sale is running from 10 am Sunday, 10/10, until midnight Tuesday, 10/12 (Pacific Time). A second presale will begin 10 am Wednesday, 10/13 until 10 […]

20 September 2010 - Hoist an Old Stein to Brewfest

Brewfest is upon us, virtually unchanged from last season (when it got its big L80 update). As with Ahune, you can queue for the Direbrew boss encounter and will earn 2 Emblems of Frost (and the rare loot bag) the first time you queue. You can also get there via Direbrew’s Remote (if you build […]

16 September 2010 - Harvest Season Begins

As we head out of summer (and the Cataclysm begins to fill your hard disk in the background), remember the upcoming seasonal events! The Harvest Festival (16-22 September) provides a great source of free food and drink and a nice bit of lore-based questing (starting in Ironforge or Orgrimmar). Pirate’s Day (19 September) celebrates the […]