MMO-Champion - Cataclysm Beta - Build 12479 (Updated x1)
Update - Added the models of Cho'gall (Bastion of Twilight), Atramedes (Blackwing Descent), The Tolvirs (Uldum), Lady Nazjar (Throne of Tides), Humanoid Dragon, Earthen Onager
Update - Classes pages finally added. Talent calculator finally updated. Worst patch day ever, I need a giant hug.
Update - Added official talent trees descriptions to the primary skills list.
Update - Ok things are looking better, added the primary skills for all the classes. Some tooltips might be missing/bugged, we're working on it.

Cataclysm Beta - Build 12479
A new build of the beta is up. This post will be updated multiple times during the night.

A lot of stuff has changed and we'll need a few mins to fix everything before I can post all the content. Definitely a lot of interesting stuff, stay tuned.


Talent Calculator
WoWTal.com has been updated with all the new trees. Lot of stuff is still in dev, be careful. If you can't see the new trees push CTRL + F5 to force the refresh (Also, I know the level cap is 50, quick hack to fix the max amount of points)



Classes
Classes pages are up. I might end up doing diffs of all the changes but seriously ... there are really a LOT of changes because of the talent trees revamp, it's probably easier to just check the pages.



Models
Models of Cho'gall (Bastion of Twilight), Atramedes (Blackwing Descent), The Tolvirs (Uldum), Lady Nazjar (Throne of Tides), Humanoid Dragon, Earthen Onager




Achievements
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

  • Tripping the Rifts - Destroyed one of each type of elemental rift during the Cataclysm launch event.

Talent Trees "Primary Skills"
These skills are automatically learned when you pick your main talent tree at level 10. Thanks to Maldivia for this one.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

Death Knight (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
DK - Blood
A dark guardian who manipulates and corrupts life energy to sustain himself/herself in the face of an enemy onslaught.

DK - Frost
An icy harbinger of doom, channeling runic power and delivering rapid weapon strikes.

DK - Unholy
A master of death and decay, spreading infection and controlling undead minions to do his/her bidding.

Druid (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator)
Druid - Restoration
Uses heal-over-time Nature spells to keep allies alive, taking on the form of a tree when the need is most urgent.

Druid - Feral
Takes on the form of a great cat to deal damage with bleeds and bites or a mighty bear to absorb damage and protect allies.

Druid - Balance
Can take on the form of a powerful Moonkin, balancing the power of Arcane and Nature magic to destroy enemies at a distance.

Hunter (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
Hunter - Marksmanship
A master archer or sharpshooter who excels in bringing down enemies from afar.

Hunter - Survival
A rugged tracker who favors using animal venom, explosives and traps as deadly weapons.

Hunter - Beast Mastery
A master of the wild who can tame a wide variety of beasts to assist him/her in combat.

Mage (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
Mage - Arcane
Manipulates arcane energies, playing with the very fabric of time and space.

Mage - Frost
Freezes enemies in their tracks and shatters them with Frost magic.

Mage - Fire
Ignites enemies with balls of fire and the breath of dragons.

Paladin (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
Paladin - Holy
Invokes the power of the Light to protect and to heal.

Paladin - Protection
Uses Holy magic to shield himself / herself and defend allies from attackers.

Paladin - Retribution
A righteous crusader who judges and punishes opponents with weapons and Holy magic.

Priest (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator)
Priest - Discipline
Uses magic to shield allies from taking damage as well as heal their wounds.

Priest - Shadow
Uses sinister Shadow magic, especially damage-over-time spells, to eradicate enemies.

Priest - Holy
A versatile healer who can reverse damage on individuals or groups and even heal from beyond the grave.

Rogue (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator)
Rogue - Combat
A swashbuckler who uses agility and guile to stand toe-to-toe with enemies.

Rogue - Assassination
A deadly master of poisons who dispatches victims with vicious dagger strikes.

Rogue - Subtlety
A dark stalker who leaps from the shadows to ambush his/her unsuspecting prey.

Shaman (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator)
Shaman - Elemental
A spellcaster who harnesses the destructive forces of nature and the elements.

Shaman - Restoration
A healer who calls upon ancestral spirits and the cleansing power of water to mend allies? wounds.

Shaman - Enhancement
A totemic warrior who strikes foes with weapons imbued with elemental power.

Warlock (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
Warlock - Destruction
Calls down demonic fire to burn and demolish enemies.

Warlock - Demonology
A warlock who uses both Fire and Shadow magic along with powerful demons.

Warlock - Affliction
A master of Shadow magic who specializes in fear, drains and damage-over-time spells.

Warrior (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
Warrior - Arms
Highly trained for battle with two-handed weapons, uses mobility and overpowering attacks to strike his / her opponents down.

Warrior - Fury
A furious berserker wielding a weapon in each hand, uses a flurry of attacks to carve his / her opponents to pieces.

Warrior - Protection
A stalwart protector that uses a shield to protect himself/herself and his/her allies.


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World Maps



Deepholm available for testing
[blizzquote author=Valnoth source=http://blue.mmo-champion.com/t/25968750006/feedback-deepholm/]Deepholm is ready for testing. Please keep all feedback in this thread.

• Level 82-83
• Breadcrumbs from Stormwind/Orgrimmar.

Please list the level you started the zone at and the level you ended the zone at. [/blizzquote]
This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Beta - Build 12379 started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 579 Comments
  1. Verdalas's Avatar
    Eee! Have beta invites gone out then!? I just checked my account management and a cataclysm box with a beta license was there! SQUEE!
  1. Synthaxx's Avatar
    Guys;
    [blizzquote="Ghostcrawler;http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=25968669894&pageNo=1#3]We are going to turn both Holy Shield and Shield Block into short cooldowns. A short cooldown is an ability that you don't save for an absolute emergency (like Shield Wall) but we also don't want it to be on such a short cooldown that it feels maintenance-y. It's a tricky number to get right, but something in the 30 sec to 1 min zone feels about right. Then you might use Holy Shield one GCD instead of SoR or you can choose to save it until the next big boss attack.[/blizzquote"]

    And another;
    Originally Posted by Ghostcrawler (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    That's the way I roll.

    Buckle up. Tonight's going to be a wild ride with all the new talent info out.
  1. Maewen's Avatar
    looping astley atm.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HrSN7176XI

    Waiting sucks.
  1. DrahkenKahn's Avatar
    I find it interesting to note that those two unused zones in lower Eastern Kingdoms (between Elwynn and Dun Morogh, and between Badlands and Redridge), plus that little unused eastern hook of Redridge seem to have fallen into the ocean. Not just they've been appropriated into other zones (except a tiny bit of that western one seems to have been absorbed into Elwynn), but they've just disappeared. Yet despite this, the unused zone north of the Plaguelands is still there. Intriguing.
  1. Gisba's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostcrawler View Post
    That's the way I roll.

    Buckle up. Tonight's going to be a wild ride with all the new talent info out.
    From the blue tracker!
  1. Ombree's Avatar
    What???? R.I.P Deadwind pass???? What happened? Death wing trew flame and the map was remade?
  1. Radux's Avatar
    Talent info! YES!
  1. robbaneken's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DrahkenKahn View Post
    I find it interesting to note that those two unused zones in lower Eastern Kingdoms (between Elwynn and Dun Morogh, and between Badlands and Redridge), plus that little unused eastern hook of Redridge seem to have fallen into the ocean. Not just they've been appropriated into other zones (except a tiny bit of that western one seems to have been absorbed into Elwynn), but they've just disappeared. Yet despite this, the unused zone north of the Plaguelands is still there. Intriguing.
    All those unused zones were placeholder zones as far as I know. I'm not surprised that they decided to dump most of them. The zone north of the Plaguelands is very interesting though..
  1. Exodus Death's Avatar
    Look at the Map. No DeadWind pass Looks like it got Merged with Duskwood
  1. NefariousNinja's Avatar
    If only I leveled my druid later instead of now
  1. Ken_Silver's Avatar
    Lol. Demon Warlocks get a Felguard at 10. And Aimed Shot is only for MM Hunters? Darn.
  1. oceanblur's Avatar
    nub question

    what on gods green earth is all this breadcrumbs stuff about? its making me hungry
  1. lookmeuphomie's Avatar
    the layout of gilneas is reminiscent of atlantis from that old greek dudes writtings.
  1. Starsack's Avatar
    Thundershock at level 10! Gonna be great for my goblin shammy
  1. Radux's Avatar
    Demo locks get Felguard at 10? WTF. Why on Earth would they ever do any of their demon quests ever?
  1. frozenpatato's Avatar
    All the level 10 primary skills are just awesome.

    Wow Blizzard, just wow, leveling will be a hell of a fun now
  1. Aswed's Avatar
    Oh sweet, that's pretty much a confirmation that the Cataclysm launch event isn't the taking over of Echo Isles/Gnomeregen, give more details!
  1. kcquipor's Avatar
    The level cap for all characters is 83.
  1. Eversor's Avatar
    Demonology gets Felguard at level 10? Well I'll be damned, looks like I'll finally be able to level a warlock!
  1. Gannandorf1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by oceanblur View Post
    nub question

    what on gods green earth is all this breadcrumbs stuff about? its making me hungry
    It's like 1 quest you get in a city that sends to you some place that will have a whole bunch of quests for you, its a sort of bread crumb trail to the questing areas, EX. i hear so and so needs help in XXX zone go help them or EX2. I haven't heard back from XXX in a while, he was last known is XXX go see if you can find out what happened. They will be in the capital cites like Stormwind/Orgrimmar that send you out to zones of your appropriate level.

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