MMO-Champion - Cataclysm Beta - Build 12759
Update 09:40PM PST - Added Nemesis.
Update 09:15PM PST - The new 310% Speed Flying Mount skill costs 5000 gold to train. People who already own a 310% flying mount get it for free.
Update 08:15PM PST - Masteries and Armor Specializations are available for testing. (Cataclysm Masteries List, Armor Specialization List)
Update 08:05PM PST - The Mounts & Companion Pets are now in the spellbook with a brand new interface.
Update 08:05PM PST - The UI for Paladin's Holy Power is here.
Update 07:40PM PST - Added Guild vendor rewards.
Update 07:25PM PST - Added Tol Barad Reputation Rewards.
Update 07:10PM PST - Relics slots have stats now and are just named Relic now it seems. (Totems, Sigils, Librams, etc)
Update 07:00PM PST - Tol Barad, the new PvP/Daily Quest zone is open for testing, and people keep trying to hurt me. More on that later.


Cataclysm Beta - Build 12759
A new build is being deployed on beta realms, just like any beta build, it will be painful, a lot of stuff will break, and I have no idea if I'll be able to give you all the content on the first day.

On the upside, Thrall is getting a new model. Stay tuned for changes!


Nemesis in Hyjal looks really nice too.


Guild Vendor Rewards
The Guild Vendor is here, a lot of items are placeholders but it should give you a pretty good idea of what it will offer.


And if you're wondering.



Loading Screens
Loading screens for each continent have been updated.




Spellbook - Mounts and Companion Pets
The Mounts & Companion Pets are now in the spellbook with a brand new interface.



Tol Barad
Tol Barad is open for testing, this is a new outdoor/PvP zone with a daily quest area for the faction controlling it. More on that later.





310% Speed Flying Mount
The new 310% Speed Flying Mount skill costs 5000 gold to train. People who already own a 310% flying mount get it for free.



Relic Slots Items
All classes items in the relic slot now have stats.



Masteries and Armor Specialization
Masteries and Armor Specializations are now available for testing.



Holy Power
The interface for the new Holy Power resource is here.



Video Settings
The Video Settings menu has been expanded, looks like we'll be able to tweak more things in Cataclysm.



Creature Damage Output Changes
Originally Posted by Zarhym (Blue Tracker)
Creature damage output has been increased from roughly level 65 and up. These increases scale upward with level. Creatures in exterior zones at level 80 now have 2.5 times the damage output they did previously in beta, 3.2 times at level 81, and 4 times at level 82 and up.

We’d like to get your feedback about how combat feels with creatures in level 80-85 exterior zones, including spawn rates and numbers of creatures in specific locations in each zone. Please let us know if this feels adequately challenging, or if there is a little too much face rocking going on.

New Guild Advancement Forum
Originally Posted by Bashiok (Blue Tracker)
We've created a Guild Advancement forum to help collect discussions on this new feature coming in Cataclysm. If you have any feedback, want to discuss the guild advancement feature, or have found any issues, please do so within the new forum. Please continue to use the Bug Report forum for actual bug reports.

Head over to the Guild Advancement forum now! - http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/bo...orumId=8945398
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  1. Thessalor's Avatar
    [Loading Screen of Unmitigated Badassery]
    Unique
    Two Eyes Loading Screen
    1-2 Shed Tears
    (0.1 tears per second)
    465 Awesome
    525 other useful stat
    Equip: Increases awestruck rating by 1000
    Equip: Increases mastery rating by 5000
    Use: Show other people what the new Northrend loading screen looks like, converting them into World of Warcraft© players. Earns up to 5 Recruit-a-Friend mounts per use (24 hr. cooldown)
  1. Epsi's Avatar
    Dunno if it has been mentioned before, but you're now able to learn glyphs - this allowing you to switch between them, without deleting the current ones.
  1. Thessalor's Avatar
    http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/8...orthrendbg.jpg

    There's the link to the loading screen. Also comes with an item link.
  1. JackBauerLOL's Avatar
    The goblin/worgen on their respective images ruin it. They're pretty poor quality images when compared to the likes of Garrosh, Sylvanas and Velen - they stand out because of this..
  1. TheDevilTree's Avatar
    Really looking forward to playing cataclysm.
  1. giowatcher's Avatar
    um... you guys know that thats NOT arthas and thrall right?
    ya know in the new loading screens... in the northrend one thats the dude you save in that questline and is hanging above arthas's throne and then when u kill arthas he becomes the new LK dude... and in the kali loading screen thats hellscream not thrall... jesus pay attention (Thrall is green hellscream is red... DUH!) (you can also look at about every video involving troll quest begginer quest and org and see this)
  1. Daelstrom's Avatar
    What's the person/thing behind Akama on the Outland loading screen?
  1. skyesfury's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daelstrom View Post
    What's the person/thing behind Akama on the Outland loading screen?
    That's Maeiv(sp?). She was one of Illidan's jailors in WC3.
  1. robbaneken's Avatar
    Uhm. It's been a day and still no class changes or new zone maps on frontpage?
    This is what I found out in-game. Some of the maps are in game but currently not linked to a zone on the world maps, so to access the maps, for STV for instance, you have to either be there or open the map browser and select the map from the dropdown menu. Some instance maps might also have been added but I haven't had time to check those yet.

    New maps: Loch Modan, Silithus, Un'goro, Tanaris, Winterspring, Stranglethorn north and south, Blasted Lands(fixed)
    Zone changes: Hillsbrad Foothills and Alterac Mountains has merged into one zone.
    Missing maps: Uldum, Twilight Highlands, Hillsbrad Foothills

    Class changes? Loads, I've only been om my warrior and paladin so far and this is what I noticed:
    Warrior: changed stances passive bonuses (penalties removed, yay - only took 5 years, berserker does 10% more dmg, prot takes 10% less dmg and increased threat, battle does 5% more dmg and takes 5% less dmg), new warrior ability called "Strike" which does 50% weapon damage and you start with it at lvl 1 instead of Heroic Strike, which replaced Slam recently as starting ability.
    Lots of talent changes for paladins, and a few for warriors aswell. Probably loads of class changes overall.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    The new Thrall model is decent, but I would've loved it even more if he had gotten one for this expansion instead of Cataclysm.

    Also: Yay for stats on relics! xD
  1. Ktest's Avatar
    Bolvar needs more fiber in his diet if he's straining that much while on the throne.


    I can't be the only one who saw that and thought he was taking a massive dump?
  1. Peakone's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CenVan View Post
    Illidan, Kael, vashj, one of them must be on Outland Loading screen !

    THIS CANT BE !
    They are all dead and the loading screens seems to show the current leaders of the continents. Thats the reason we will have Bolvar on Northrend loading screen istead of Arthas and Maiev+Akama instead of Illidan+Kael.
  1. Skizzit's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kikiyodragon View Post
    I'm excited for the guild mounts and pets! I can't wait to see what the lion or (presumably) wolf for the Horde will look like, or what colour the snail is, or the mini phoenix pet or... have my phoenix mount!
    The Horde guild mount is actually a Thunder Lizard. I do not thing the mounts are in the game yet, but I could be wrong.


    As for all the people complaining that Thrall does not have his Doomhammer, there is a picture (says it is from a magazine cover) on wowwiki.com's Thrall page that shows him in his new outfit holding the Doomhammer over his head.

    ---------- Post added 2010-08-14 at 08:48 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by giowatcher View Post
    um... you guys know that thats NOT arthas and thrall right?
    ya know in the new loading screens... in the northrend one thats the dude you save in that questline and is hanging above arthas's throne and then when u kill arthas he becomes the new LK dude... and in the kali loading screen thats hellscream not thrall... jesus pay attention (Thrall is green hellscream is red... DUH!) (you can also look at about every video involving troll quest begginer quest and org and see this)
    What the heck are you talking about? I don't think a single person made that mistake?


    Also, I think the Goblin / Worgen race leaders on the loading screen might be place holders.
  1. MrKnubbles's Avatar
    I'm disappointed with the loading screens. All the races are the same as the ones on their panoramic wallpaper and the goblin and worgen ones are the same as their cata preview wallpapers. I've already been looking at those guys everyday since it's my current wallpaper.
  1. Iroar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MrKnubbles View Post
    I'm disappointed with the loading screens. All the races are the same as the ones on their panoramic wallpaper and the goblin and worgen ones are the same as their cata preview wallpapers. I've already been looking at those guys everyday since it's my current wallpaper.
    The Worgen and Goblin ones are probably just placeholders. They are showing the faction leaders now on the loading screens, which means those will be switched with Greymane and Gallywix later on.
  1. Synaia's Avatar
    @ boub, i'm not sure if you saw it on one of your characters but when you mouse-over your hit or expertise it will now show % of how much hit/ expertise you need against lvl 80-81-82-83-84/bosses mobs. i'll include 2 screenshots of my paladin showing it.
    http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/z...410_115304.jpg
    http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/z...410_115225.jpg
  1. garylisk's Avatar
    Sucks that they made the 310% riding cost 5000 again. Sucks even worse that people who already have the mounts get it for free. So, basically, something that was part of Artisan Riding is now now, but those who were using it already just know it automatically.

    Crap crap crap. I call crap. Add more money sinks, sure, but this should not be 5000 freaking gold AGAIN, it was a chore just to get Artisan on 2 characters, and now I need 10000 per character in total for epic flight? What a load of garbage.
  1. Synaia's Avatar
    trust me gold is easy to make in cata (on the beta atleast)
  1. Girlyman's Avatar
    Garrosh model is inversed.
    http://static.mmo-champion.com/mmoc/...st/leaders.jpg

    He sure needs some work.

    The Load Screens are beautiful T_T


    Is Thrall taking Orgrim armor in that pack?
  1. Buffwhite's Avatar
    I like Thrall's new model, but what happened to his old armor? I mean why did he go from plate/mail to cloth? I'd have much rather seen a new, upgraded black armor model file with some type of cloak over it (similar to Medivh's maybe).

    Also, Garrosh' character looks sick on the loading screen. Worthy of the Hellscream name.

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