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. corebit's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rboa View Post
    I have over 600k gold. 5k gold is not chump change. And you are in deep do if you are new to the game in cata. That is over 10k gold in training.

    Blue posted a while back that the 310 training was not going to be expensive. I guess they were wrong.
    I got 5K gold just by levelling 70-80 doing only quests. And you can bet the cataclysm quests and mobs will drop a lot more gold. So 5K for 280% is pretty much given for any new player 81+. Another 5K will just come along naturally.
  1. Direfen's Avatar
    Totally need hood items for Shaman now ever since I saw Thralls totally awesome new model.
    Hoods and more wolf based shoulders... yeah!

    New loading screens look great too, although the Goblin and Worgen look a tad out of place.

    Can't say I'm ecstatic about the Dark Pheonix being a guild vendor thing, means everyone can get it which ruins the novelty. Mounts that awesome shouldn't be purchasable, they should be rare drops.

    Finally, Mail Specialization for Hunters at level 50 instead of 40? What the..?
  1. Poppasan's Avatar
    I came.
  1. Dumsnut's Avatar
    Hm.. 12 pages of comments and nobody have noticed SIEGE ENGINES in Tol Barad? Wouldnt they leave that crap behind? Didnt they say that Tol Barad would be alot more Quel'dalans? What is this? Can someone explain please?
  1. Pyskato's Avatar
    Buyable 310%? Apparently putting 1000% more effort into this game than everyone else can't even get you 30% faster mounts. At least I get my cool looking armor. Oh wait, casuals can get that too. Well at least I get to experience the epicness that is end game. No wait, that's not exclusive anymore either. Well at least..... Well crap; hope you casuals are all happy with yourselves for dumbing down the game.
  1. Sarrior's Avatar
    Am I the only one who actually likes the artwork of Garrosh in the Kalimdor loading screen?
  1. Shaked's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pyskato View Post
    Buyable 310%? Apparently putting 1000% more effort into this game than everyone else can't even get you 30% faster mounts. At least I get my cool looking armor. Oh wait, casuals can get that too. Well at least I get to experience the epicness that is end game. No wait, that's not exclusive anymore either. Well at least..... Well crap; hope you casuals are all happy with yourselves for dumbing down the game.
    Another cry baby...
  1. Kyou's Avatar
    I love the new loading screens and Thrall looks like a shaman again! <3

    ---------- Post added 2010-08-14 at 07:31 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Pyskato View Post
    Buyable 310%? Apparently putting 1000% more effort into this game than everyone else can't even get you 30% faster mounts. At least I get my cool looking armor. Oh wait, casuals can get that too. Well at least I get to experience the epicness that is end game. No wait, that's not exclusive anymore either. Well at least..... Well crap; hope you casuals are all happy with yourselves for dumbing down the game.
    This guy just doesn't get it. It doesn't matter if everyone else gets it one or two years after you got it, we were the first, that means more than being the only one.
  1. Rofos's Avatar
    So if i in guild i can purchase dark phoenix for 2 silver?
  1. Azalu's Avatar
    I don't see a Broken when I look at Thrall. I see a lot of Gul'dan in his features. Awwww blizz, why did you have to use the 5 year aniversary artwork on the loading screens, now i'm just gonna jizz my pants every time I log in.

    Any news on a new login screen?
  1. Zanter's Avatar
    To be honest, Thrall looks almost as "derp" as Garrosh...
  1. Typhod's Avatar
    The Thrall model isnt just Thrall
  1. Fenz's Avatar
    I hope there'll also be a model for Thrall wearing Doomhammer armor. He looks like a bum to me in this ragged cloth with chains around his waist and hands and weird bead. I personally expected to see him wearing something like shaman tier2.
    Oh and new loading screens are cooler than old ones although I don't get what's Lavaman doing with his hands on Northrend one.
  1. jamie141999's Avatar
    that wotlk loading screen is amazing omgomgomg!
  1. Jukaï's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pyskato View Post
    Buyable 310%? Apparently putting 1000% more effort into this game than everyone else can't even get you 30% faster mounts. At least I get my cool looking armor. Oh wait, casuals can get that too. Well at least I get to experience the epicness that is end game. No wait, that's not exclusive anymore either. Well at least..... Well crap; hope you casuals are all happy with yourselves for dumbing down the game.
    If it's elitism and exclusiveness that you want, join the Bilderberg Group. Now stop being a goddamn sourpuss.
  1. Maerad's Avatar
    Thrall isn't the warchief anymore (or at least will be) - he's older now, wiser, a shaman. Think about the american indian's and their shamans.

    When you see the garrosh model - he's screaming "brutality". He won't be the nice, intelligent leader, he's more of the typical orc you know, aggresive and "first hit then ask" mentality.

    BTW ... NICE changes... I just can't wait for cata. And imagine getting ur twink up with the heirlooms....

    breast: 10 %
    shoulder: 10 %
    back: 5%
    head: 10%

    .... +35% boost ... sw33t
  1. one_entity's Avatar
    The Dark Phoenix, one of the like Top 5 awesomest mounts in the games a guild mount?! It'd better cost like 100k or something then, only available at the highest guild level.
  1. CarnatiaSpiritfield's Avatar
    Why are people living the past?

    People keep bringing up that this isn't the Thrall they remember, he looks different. Well hello, Azeroth is a story that is always growing and changing! Changing is a key word.
    So the characters are developing differently, well isn't that just the story they are taking? If characters stayed the same and didn't grow and change with everything going on around them it would be boring.

    Yes I know, people are afraid of change, but it's just bugging me.
  1. Astalnar's Avatar
    Thrall's new model... WE can now see how stressful is dealing with Garrosh just for time of one expansion. I wonder what happened with his old armor, because Garrosh is wearing something carved out from bones. You don't think he disenchanted Thrall's armor?

    On second thought: Is it just me or does Holy power interface have some strong Prince of Persia wibe?

    Nice touch about 310% speed training, somehow I have the feeling they will change it anyway at the end (as they did with cold weather flying) so those who will want to fly with all mounts 310% speed will have to pay.
  1. Crexca's Avatar
    Thrall looks like a hobo now :'(

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