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
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  1. oceanblur's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gannandorf1 View Post
    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.

    Ahh i see, much appreciated, now im off to find breaded chicken
  1. FattyXP's Avatar
    Anyone else notice that thousand needles looks like a penis now? lol
  1. Redshirtdude's Avatar
    Zomg. Elemental Fury exclusively for elem now? So enhance's spell crits will Suck big time? Please don't tell me that the sky is falling already
  1. TheBigCheese's Avatar
    Seems great, although Pyroblast for fire mages seems a bit weak compared to what the other classes/specs get. But you never know, we don't know much yet. Leveling my cataclysm alts will be a blast for sure!
  1. Whednesday's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by frozenpatato View Post
    All the level 10 primary skills are just awesome.
    Priest - Holy
    Desperate Prayer

    ...
  1. Lexaeis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DrahkenKahn View Post
    Yet despite this, the unused zone north of the Plaguelands is still there. Intriguing.
    From what I can tell, that area is Stratholme, or at least where Stratholme should be. Also, I'm still not sure if these are the final set of "Primary Skills" we're getting. At least I thought the Blues stated they didn't want ret paladins getting Divine Storm so early and warlocks getting the Felguard before their Voidwalker seems too early.
  1. Heyer's Avatar
    Arcane Barrage at level 10? Time to get a Highborne!
  1. Stayven's Avatar
    A first pass on new talent trees has been implemented.


    * Each specialization has been reduced to a 31-point talent tree.
    * Players will now get a total of 41 talent points to spend.
    * 31 points must be spent in the primary specialization tree before any points can be placed in additional trees.
    * Players will be asked to choose a specialization at level 10. Doing so will result in the unlocking of a spell or ability unique to that specialization, as well as one or more passive bonuses.
    * While this is a first pass on all of the talent trees, death knight, druid, paladin, warlock, Arcane mage, and Assassination rogue trees are not as far along as other specializations.
    * More information regarding our plans for talent trees can be found on our Cataclysm forum.
  1. Eyeball2452's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eversor View Post
    Demonology gets Felguard at level 10? Well I'll be damned, looks like I'll finally be able to level a warlock!
    That was odd after the specifically stated a few days ago that the Felgaurd at 10 was unlikely.

    I'm not sure what to make of this. It seems like people are getting pigeon holed very early into specific roles.
  1. Rivin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lexaeis View Post
    From what I can tell, that area is Stratholme, or at least where Stratholme should be. Also, I'm still not sure if these are the final set of "Primary Skills" we're getting. At least I thought the Blues stated they didn't want ret paladins getting Divine Storm so early and warlocks getting the Felguard before their Voidwalker seems too early.
    They did say that, so this skill list is probably outdated already (or the devs changed their minds).
  1. Lostkeys's Avatar
    shadowstep at level 10..... Omgggg i just precame in my shorts
  1. Soaringbiscuit's Avatar
    Looks like Hunters and Warlocks get cheaper when it comes to lv 10 abilities. One each?!
  1. Gami's Avatar
    Has anyone been able to download the patch yet?
  1. Daviddishere's Avatar
    Can't wait to see these talent trees.
  1. Ombree's Avatar
    Nice description of the spec
  1. Rhinni's Avatar
    continent maps merged into the world map.

  1. Wayton's Avatar
    Cool maelstrom
  1. NefariousNinja's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhinni View Post
    continent maps merged into the world map.

    Thanks.
  1. demark's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gami View Post
    Has anyone been able to download the patch yet?
    No, does not work for me. -.-
  1. Nathiest's Avatar
    I thought Holy Shock was going to be a general spell that all pally spec's could use?

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