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Cataclysm Screenshots of the Day
Today we have another screenshot of the Southern Barrens and a fairly interesting view of the Abyssal Maw, featuring a Faceless One caster.



World of Warcraft "Tap Chat" Pedal by Creative
Earlier today, an announcement was posted on the official site about a new "Tap Chat" pedal, it was removed a few minutes later but it looks like Creative plans to release it very soon. The announcement is gone from all Blizzard website but the Tap Chat seems to be available on Creative UK Website
[blizzquote author=Blizzard source=http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/index.xml]You can now add even more functionality to the award-winning Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Headset with the new Tap Chat foot pedal accessory. By mapping your push-to-talk key or favorite macro to this foot control pedal, you can keep your hands totally free to control the game. As a bonus, the Tap Chat pedal will also come with an exclusive set of World of Warcraft logo lenses to further customize the look of your headset.[/blizzquote]



Cataclysm Beta - European Guild Contest (28th of June to 23rd of July, 2010)
[blizzquote author=Blizzard source=http://www.wow-europe.com/en/contests/guildcontest/index.html]Guildmasters, it’s time to earn you and your guildmates a gaze into the Cataclysm! Gather your friends, head over to your favourite spot and showcase your impressive photography skills. Every week, for five weeks, the 100 most impressive screenshots will earn you and your guild 10 keycodes to access the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Beta!

What are you waiting for? All you need to do is take a screenshot of you and your guild showing off your creativity in terms of breath-taking landscapes, lighting, impressive camera angles and epic poses. The only requirement is that the word “Cataclysm!” is displayed in a chat bubble together with your character and guild names! Please remember that submissions missing the chat bubble and guild name tags will be ineligible to win.

The Guildmaster will then proceed to send us the screenshot and their selection of 10 Battle.net account e-mail addresses using the dedicated webform.

Here is some advice to help you with your submissions:

  • Use the environment to your advantage! Points of interest, dungeons, even bosses are there to help you.
  • Pimp your screenshot by setting the in-game graphics settings to the max! There is no need to worry about your frame rate since the submission is a still image.
  • We strongly encourage you to disable your addons while taking the screenshot. Keep the default interface on and capture your picture of awesomeness!
  • Don't forget to read the contest rules.
[/blizzquote]


Blue posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Cloth Itemization in Cataclysm
Yes. If it has +hit on it, it might be attractive to a mage, lock or Shadow priest. If it has +Spirit on it, it will be more attractive to healing priests. If it has neither stat on it, then it might be attractive to any cloth wearer. (Source)

Spirit in Cataclysm
You'll need enough Spirit to have good regen. That probably doesn't mean you're going to pass on every item without Spirit.

Spirit is a weird stat that is technically primary but has more in common with stats like crit and haste. What I mean is that if you found an item without Intellect, you'd almost certainly pass on it because that likely means the item has Agi or Strength instead. But if you find an item with Int but no Spirit, it might be a good upgrade. (Source)
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Comments 111 Comments
  1. Fafnersbane's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bunneh View Post
    All? You don't have to buy it :P I sure as hell won't, same as I won't buy an ingame mount or pet.
    We are all different i guess, i like the pets and i buy them cause they are cheap as dirt. If you earn something like 4500 Euros a month, 10 Euros for a small fun ingame thingy aint such a biggy ;-)
  1. Arthzil's Avatar
    "We strongly encourage you to disable your addons while taking the screenshot. Keep the default interface on and capture your picture of awesomeness!"

    I totally lold...
  1. Aswed's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by edgeofthecosmos View Post
    Fuck me @ tap pedal, they cant be serious. My Naga mouse has all the buttons it needs, dont need another one near my foot.

    ---------- Post added 2010-06-29 at 03:28 AM ----------


    cant believe people are saying the foot padel is a good idea, its basically a 1 button mouse....
    Ya but it's for your feet not your hands (Or face, for some classes).
  1. Niero123's Avatar
    Omg that pedal is great for drummer!
    Just put a spammable ability on it
  1. Katana Angel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Niiku View Post
    So... when do we find out who won the US guild contest? D: I was told that the Taiwanese winners were informed and a page was posted listing the winners, so where's our winners list?
    This times a thousand. I guess I was expecting them to "announce" 10 guilds a week, etc etc, through the given time period. Now it sounds like it might just be one lump sum of people at the end? If they even announce it?

    I don't know. After waiting a week and a half and them providing no info, I've given up on my submission winning anyways, heh.

    Back on-topic, I actually think the EU contest sounds a bit more fun than the US contest of "submit a resume to us". So many options, and nearly all of them involving drunken revelry.
  1. tosa's Avatar
    So You just spent 300AUD on your nice world of warcrack headset (which is insanely mediocre, good if your an average gamer, but for anything else get a GOOD set for that money) and now they want you to spend more money on crap. blergh.

    Nice screenies tho.
  1. ItachiZaku's Avatar
    How is this tap chat suppose to help me? I play sitting on the floor with the keyboard in my lap.
  1. robbaneken's Avatar
    28th June to 23rd July...They better start the beta before the 23rd or we wont be playing Cataclysm until 2011...
  1. Anilusion's Avatar
    I'm buying a pedal just to keybind it to kick, for a more realistic experience. When I see somebody casting, I just stomp the fuck down!
  1. masapa's Avatar
    Mage: LOOK MOMMY, without hands!

    recount: Mage 15000dps
  1. Dawnseven's Avatar
    The pedal looks like it's made of metal, yes? I have a cheap plastic one ($10) that works great that I got a week ago, but I'm chasing it around under my desk with my foot. /eyeroll
  1. laserfloyd's Avatar
    I've trained my cat to press my 'push to talk' button for me. Suckers!
  1. dacaj's Avatar
    Tap pedal seems like an excellent investment if you play a ret paladin. All you need now is a steering wheel and you're good to go.
  1. Blink182peps's Avatar
    Had gotten a Facebook update yesterday from Creative saying this was finally on sale. Just placed my order a few minutes ago. Should go good with my already kick ass headphones!! Also new glyphs are a plus.

    I currently have my Shift button as my push-to-talk and this should save me from moving the spells from 1-6.
  1. Taiki420's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by masapa View Post
    Mage: LOOK MOMMY, without hands!

    recount: Mage 15000dps
    Quote Originally Posted by dacaj View Post
    Tap pedal seems like an excellent investment if you play a ret paladin. All you need now is a steering wheel and you're good to go.
    You guys are late..
  1. DrgnDancer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Imnick View Post
    Lies! I don't see any face!

    Also... why is everyone so upset that it sounds like the beta is out in August?
    That's honestly earlier than I expected.
    Apparently you missed all the people I was arguing with back in APRIL who thought Beta was early May at the LATEST, because Blizz released some incredibly preliminary class info. When you want something really badly, and don't really understand the process by which it is released, you tend to see everything as a sign.

    You see this a lot on author's websites too: the author will announce that they've completed a first draft and suddenly half the website is aflame with people wanting to know if they book will be out next week. Because, you know it used to take me two or three days at most to revise my college papers, why would it take you longer to revise a 600 page book and get it edited, typeset, published, and shipped.
  1. Emek's Avatar
    I personally think that the foot pedal is a dumb idea. I never buy items from blizzard and I certainly wont start with this item.
  1. Fafnersbane's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DrgnDancer View Post
    Apparently you missed all the people I was arguing with back in APRIL who thought Beta was early May at the LATEST, because Blizz released some incredibly preliminary class info. When you want something really badly, and don't really understand the process by which it is released, you tend to see everything as a sign.

    You see this a lot on author's websites too: the author will announce that they've completed a first draft and suddenly half the website is aflame with people wanting to know if they book will be out next week. Because, you know it used to take me two or three days at most to revise my college papers, why would it take you longer to revise a 600 page book and get it edited, typeset, published, and shipped.
    I think its the fact that there is very little to do in Wow atm, unless your still hammering around inside ICC10/25 - We are getting the Ruby Sanctum within the next few days, and after that its 3-4 months of playing alts or bickering with ppl in /trade...
  1. Fitnar's Avatar
    If you look at the item listing for the World of Warcraft headset on the Creative US Website, there is mention of the tap pedal as one of the accessories for the headset.
  1. Shéllshock's Avatar
    What is if you don't have a guild?

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