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Cataclysm Video: New Water Effects
As many of you know the water texture ingame is getting an overhaul in the upcoming
expansion. Now that the NDA has been lifted we have a short video clip of the new water effects. You can literally see the reflection of items on the surface of the water and it is leaps and bounds better than the current water textures.
01.07.2010 в 18:38
Aion 1.9 Is Out, and I Know You Guys Care
I told someone that I would hook it up with a quick BFF Report for Aion 1.9, and I thought there would be enough stuff to go over... Wow, was I wrong. I mean, the patchnotes are lengthy, but outside of my incredibly butch gladiator toon, there wasn't much to look at. In the end, I somehow managed to squeeze out a few minutes of coverage and even had enough time to highlight some E3 footage that's hosted on our new
BTW, I have some plans for an upcoming BFFR and need your input...
Tell me 3 things that you despised about leveling 1-20 in
01.07.2010 в 17:28
Cataclysm Beta (Build 12319) Updates! New Icons and More!
Cataclysm Closed Beta
has just begun and as I'm sure you've noticed that we've been working around the clock to keep our
updated with the latest data, fresh from the beta! You can check out the latest items, NPCs and other recent finds by browsing the
page. We'll also be posting new icons, maps and loading screens (in typical fashion) in the blog for you guys, so you can have a peek at the latest changes to zones in Cataclysm or snag a nifty new icon for your Wowhead forums avatar! Check out these new finds after the break!
01.07.2010 в 16:04
Creative Development Team Answers Your Questions
A few weeks ago Blizzard asked for questions you'd like answered by the
Creative Development Team
in their very own
. Now the reply back from developers is here with some juicy lore tasty bits like whatever happened to Frostmourne after it was shattered. They also explain how the "Light" works and how the Forsaken manage to wield it.
for the heads up on this!
There are a lot of other questions answered as well , which you can read after the break!
01.07.2010 в 13:20
New Cataclysm Data!
In case the data you're already reviewing on our Cataclysm site is not enough, the first
batch of Cataclysm data has gone through our rigorous data screening process and is now available for review!
Check out what we've found so far on our revamped
page. You'll notice that, on days where there are many entries, we now link to
a separate page
so that the Latest Additions page is less spammy. The new listing includes a tabbed interface to make your data browsing a little more pleasant.
Of course, there's more in store, so stay tuned!
01.07.2010 в 05:27
The Weekly Marmot - RealID in Review
This week I take some time to go over the new RealID feature added in patch 3.3.5. What's good about it? What's... not so good? And perhaps more importantly, why?
30.06.2010 в 19:28
Cataclysm Site Released!
Wowhead's Cataclysm site is now open!
With the NDA gone, you can now finally see all the info you've been waiting for. This includes items, spells, NPCs,
, and more!
Remember, we're still updating the site as we go, so if you see bugs or issues, don't fret! As we pull in more data from the closed beta, we'll be updating the site with new info on a regular basis.
If you're in the beta, be sure to upload your data with the
—and everyone be sure to post comments, screenshots, and other info on our new database pages.
30.06.2010 в 18:03
Cataclysm Closed Beta Has Begun!
Blizzard has just put out an official press release - the
closed beta has begun!
: Added a few links to the bottom of the blog.
Remember to join the beta you will need to opt-in on your Battle.Net account. To do that head over to the
Battle.net Beta Profile Settings
upload your system information and select what games you'd like to beta test for!
You can read the official press release after the break!
30.06.2010 в 17:20
TankSpot Video Guide to Halion!
Our friends at
have posted their
If you want to check it out, you can view it on
, on the videos tab on our
Halion NPC page
, or right here in our blog below!
30.06.2010 в 17:05
Facebook Integration: "Like" Buttons Added!
Facebook users! We've integrated the Facebook "Like" button across Wowhead.
You can now use Facebook to share our blog posts, guides, forum threads, and even particular database pages (e.g. items) with your friends. For example...
You can "Like" a piece of gear to tell your friends what just dropped for you in
You can "Like" a
you enjoyed doing.
You can "Like" our guide to the
Midsummer Fire Festival
You could "Like" our
on Cataclysm phishing scams.
You could even "Like"
this very blog post
Poke around the site for a while and give it a try!
30.06.2010 в 14:47
Ruby Sanctum Now Open!
It seems after today's maintenance
has been opened on North American realms after all!
Venture forth into the Sanctum of the Red Dragonflight and do battle with
, and the Twilight Dragonflight who have invaded their home!
You can read our strategy for the encounter on
's page. Note this information is from the testing phases on the Public Test Realm, and is subject to change!
For those still doubting this was intentional below is the announcement by Nethaera!
As noted in the official patch
) the release of the Ruby Sanctum was briefly delayed to better align its availability across all regions.
We’re happy to announce that the wait is over, and the Ruby Sanctum is now open. To learn more about this exciting new raid dungeon, please visit the
Ruby Sanctum preview page
29.06.2010 в 16:46
Slow Day In WoW? Win Some Swag in ZAM's Aion Contest
I know the majority of you are not big fans of
, but I'm pretty sure you
a fan of swag, so I thought I'd take a minute to let you know about the
they're having over there!
They're giving away 7
mice, as well as a brand new
gaming laptop. If you want your shot, head over to the contest page on ZAM!
29.06.2010 в 15:08
Warning, NFSW... As In Need For Speed: World!
Edit: The beta key giveaway has been opened to everyone! If you're interested, now is the time to sign up!
If you guys are interested in trying out EA's new Massively Multiplayer Online Racing Game,
is giving away beta keys to all ZAM Premium members. That includes subscribers on ZAM, Allakhazam, WowInterface, TankSpot, and, of course,
If you want to give it a shot, head on over to the
beta key giveaway
page. You will need to log into your ZAM Premium account to claim it (Tip: If you registered through Wowhead, your ZAM username will be
Give it a try, and leave your opinions in the comments!
Wowhead Premium sign-up
ZAM Premium sign-up
27.06.2010 в 23:57
Wowhead's 4th Anniversary
That's right, Wowhead is
four years old
We wanted to take a few minutes to say thank you for all your support. Wowhead wouldn't be here today if it weren't for your bug reports, your feedback, your comments, your forum posts, and (of course) your data. Everything we are today, we owe to you guys.
So have a slice of cake with us, and celebrate!
It's so delicious and moist...
26.06.2010 в 11:37
Finally: A CAPTCHA Update!
Some of you may have already noticed a change to our site's
authentication (a.k.a those annoying codes you enter to post stuff). We tossed out our homebrewed solution and started using
, which allows users of Wowhead to help digitize books. You can read the site for more information.
Before anyone complains that you now have to OMG TYPE TWO WORDS INSTEAD OF ONE AND ITS THE END OF THE WORLD, we also throttled back our CAPTCHA challenges. You should now only be prompted
once every five minutes or after five posts
, whichever comes first. That should help our more-avid users avoid
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
for a bit longer. Enjoy!
You hear that, pelf?
24.06.2010 в 15:48
The 2010 Blizzard Global Writing Contest
Some of you may remember a
that Blizzard had back in 2009 where you were all called to write your best fan-fiction and submit it. Well, it's back once more, and waiting for you!
Official contest page
, including contest rules
I'm not going to list everything here for y'all to read, just the important stuff.
The grand prize winner will receive a trip to Blizzard's headquarters in southern California, where you'll meet and eat with the Blizzard writing staff. You'll also receive your choice of a Diablo III "OVERTHROWN" barbarian diorama or a Frostmourne sword.
Seven runners-up will each receive a prize package of the Diablo Archive, the Warcraft Archive, the StarCraft Archive, and the Warcraft: War of the Ancients Archive, all signed by Chris Metzen, the cover artists, and Blizzard's writing staff.
24.06.2010 в 12:50
BFF Report - All Points O'Brien
I went to E3 last week to pretty much just hit on booth babes, but I partied a little too hard and now I have this "Malgayne pwnz" tribal henna tattoo on my left rump-cheek (near the crease). I vaguely remember getting the chance to
interview tons of developers
making games that somehow will all be the next "WoW killer," and even went toe-to-toe with EJ "
" Moreland, lead designer for APB! Speaking of...
This week's BFF Report is all about gameplay in All Points Bulletin... and man what a controversial subject that is amirite!?? Seriously, talk about panties->bunched when they announced that they embargoed reviews until after release (now down to July 2nd, UK release date). Then there are all the lone-wolf types who try and play this massive MULTIPLAYER game all by their lonesome and then QQ about how boring it is (they are right, btw). Truth be told, the game has it's flaws, but the good news is that the
developers are aware
of the community's concern... now let's see if they actually do anything about it.
24.06.2010 в 12:12
Icecrown Citadel Raid Buff Up to 25%
Coincidentally with today's patch the
Цитадель Ледяной Короны
raid buff has been increased to a hefty
damage, healing, health bonus (see
Песнь войны Адского Крика
As with every increase previously done this will make the instance slightly easier for those still struggling with the many encounters in Icecrown Citadel.
Remember there's still the
increase left for this buff, which should hit live realms on
As always, you can turn this buff off at anytime if you feel like trying the encounter in its most difficult form.
22.06.2010 в 20:21
Patch 3.3.5 Released In North America
has finally been released in North America! It is important to note other regions will not be receiving this patch this week but will get it next week.
Included in this new patch is the much awaited
feature and the release of the brand new raid instance
Unfortunately the Ruby Sanctum will not be available for another week in North America as to not give them an unfair advantage with the new content. Beyond those huge new features Blizzard has revamped the entire chat system.
You can read all the changes on our Patch Notes page:
22.06.2010 в 12:48
Anniversary Interview: J. Allen Brack
Blizzard has released a new interview on their Anniversary mini-site, this time with
J. Allen Brack
who currently is Production Director at Blizzard.
In this interview Brack speaks about many subjects, such as originally things were worked on one thing at a time now the teams are capable of balancing out several different projects at once. They then go on to touch on some of his fondest memories of early-World of Warcraft subjects being revisited with Cataclysm.
It's a great read, so head on over to the official Anniversary mini-site and check it out.
21.06.2010 в 19:01