Things have been crazy in the past 24 hours for me (the world came to an end a couple of times) and it's time for a mini site update.
At this point, I'll assume you all had the time to go through the intial wave of Cataclysm content. A lot more updates are coming but pushing the first wave of content and staying online was really something important, working on content before the NDA lift was very pointless since I had no way that my work would even have a chance to reach the public before it has to be updated again. Things have changed, and we're entering a wonderful world of non-boring news for the next few months.
The recent forum posts box at the top of the front page will be back during the day, the Cataclysm menu should be available during the day as well and I will most likely restore the Patch 3.3 menu. All the others menu will be gone (seriously, who checks Ulduar loot lists these days?)
One last thing, when we went live yesterday WoWTal.com wasn't updated to the last version of the Beta patch. This is now fixed.
Cataclysm Beta Invitations
[blizzquote author=Lylirra source=http://blue.mmo-champion.com/t/25626285604/world-of-warcraft-cataclysm-beta-now-live/]It's important to keep in mind that we're distributing World of Warcraft: Cataclysm beta invites the same way we distributed StarCraft II beta invites. Instead of sending out a beta code via email and requiring the user to flag their own account, we're doing all of that for you. The invitation process is running, but it takes time to flag each account that's eligible.
Players who opted in and were selected as recipients for this first round of beta invites will likely be informed through Battle.net Account Management sometime today, though, potentially before the invitation email arrives. [/blizzquote]
Twin Peaks should be active on Closed Beta
[blizzquote author=Mumper source=http://blue.mmo-champion.com/t/25626456411/twin-peaks-should-be-active-on-closed-beta/]Open up the PVP interface and queue up for it! Please post any feedback you have in these forums.
Wise Words from Zarhym
Reminder: It's a BETA. Stuff changes.
[blizzquote author=Zarhym source=http://blue.mmo-champion.com/t/25626046467/lol-so-much-for-troll-druid/]As we are in beta though, all things are subject to change and not necessarily finalized. I'm only suggesting that player feedback remains constructive and people do not focus too much attention on what has been data-mined, as if it's absolutely the content you'll see implemented when the expansion is released. [/blizzquote]
It's probably worth pointing out that posts about datamined contents will be deleted on the official forums.
[blizzquote author=Zarhym source=http://blue.mmo-champion.com/t/25626576296/blues-are-suggestions-not-allowed-here/]If the post was linking to data-mined images, it was deleted. These forums are for discussing beta content and gameplay, as well as reporting bugs, making suggestions, and providing feedback. It is still a violation of the EULA and forum Code of Conduct to post or link to reverse-engineered or data-mined content, as much of the yet-to-be-implemented Cataclysm content remains a work in-progress. We want your feedback on what is available now, not what someone pulled out of the dark trenches of the game files and posted for all to see.[/blizzquote]
For the moment I strongly suggest that you avoid discussing datamined content on the official forums, we have our own Cataclysm forums, use them.
- Cataclysm General Discussions
- Old World Changes
- New Zones
- Cataclysm Professions
- Raids & Dungeons
- Player vs. Player
Cataclysm Beta Blue Posts
The Alpha/Beta forums are now public and the blue posts from the past few months are now available. I did my best to not miss anything important, don't hesitate to point out anything missing.
As a reminder, the Blue Tracker also tracks the beta forums now. When we're all up to date, it will be time to work on new stuff!
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment