MMO-Champion - Server Migration, Dual Spec, Char Screen, Hyjal
If you can read this news post, you're on the new servers!
As mentioned yesterday, we finally started moving the servers to Curse's infrastructure this week. We're still moving a lot of stuff and some pages might be down for a little while but ... we're there! It means we can finally start planning funny updates to the site, and, well, a lot of bug fixes. We also have a couple of shiny pictures, thanks to Xtek.

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Dual-Specialization Price Reduced
The price of Dual-Specialization has been lowered in a recent beta build, it now costs 100 gold and new players who reach level 40 should be able to afford it without too much problem.



Character Selection Screen - Built-In Theorycraft
In Cataclysm, the character screen will let you check easily how much of stat you need to be capped, calculations for Expertise, Hit Rating, and a few other stats are available. This will probably save you a lot of time when you try to figure out if you really need that extra hit on your shiny new epic.



Build 12804 - Mount Hyjal Update
Mount Hyjal received a very interesting update in the latest beta build. If you visited the zone or looked at screenshots during early beta, you probably remember the huge crater called Archimonde's Vengeance. Well, this subzone is gone and has been replaced with a greatly improved version! The crater is no longer there but the key NPCs of the questlines are still around.

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Concept Arts
The Blizzard Art gallery has been updated with 2 pieces representing the Warcraft universe.

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This article was originally published in forum thread: Server Migration, Dual Spec, Char Screen, Hyjal started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 134 Comments
  1. Edimasta's Avatar
    Unbelievable how more boring this game gets with every beta patch... omg. Glad I quit gaming some time ago, I thought that I would come back for cataclysm but this is all just very disappointing!!

    and regarding the artwork, in this case updating means "old as shit" because those artworks are on the web for ages now...
  1. Eled.'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Edimasta View Post
    Unbelievable how more boring this game gets with every beta patch... omg. Glad I quit gaming some time ago, I thought that I would come back for cataclysm but this is all just very disappointing!!
    What is so "boring" in these news ?

    100g DS ?
    Chararacter Sheet upgraded ?
    Hyjal ?

    Obvious troll is obvious.
  1. Lazertrooper's Avatar
    NO! Belf bitch killed the kitty druid
  1. loftus's Avatar
    wow.

    two of the most exciting things in a few weeks!

    dual spec cheaper (so now its actually an option before you hit 80 lol) and the theorycraft thing looks sweet. Now people who are interested in their character can actually figure things out without graphs and charts from EJ.
  1. NathSB's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by WaitingforSWTOR View Post
    A refund on whose bought dual spec would be nice :S
    Why? That's the WoW equivalent for demanding a refund on your car because the prices are lowered the year after you bought it.

    Also; See that bag on top of the servers in the third picture? That's filled with human fat, commonly used by Boub to lubricate the servers for smoother service.
  1. quiz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by WaitingforSWTOR View Post
    A refund on whose bought dual spec would be nice :S
    True...
  1. Ikkatsu's Avatar
    Personally i dislike the new Archimondes Vengence.

    Especially when trying to do the Shattered Staff Shards collection quest... all the white flowers makes it impossible to see the glowing staff shards.

    Also, the whole point of the crater was to signify the explosion caused by the wisps wasnt it?

    The new version is just retarded.
  1. NathSB's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ikkatsu View Post
    Also, the whole point of the crater was to signify the explosion caused by the wisps wasnt it?
    I don't think the wisps caused that, no, since the crater's far from the Tree.
  1. Kuja's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by santrix View Post
    Was that we saw the servers for mmo-champion or world of warcaft's servers?
    I think Battle and Warcraft's servers would take a BIT more space, assuming one region's servers are at the same place and one realm needs multiple servers to operate :P
  1. Dark_yoshe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ikkatsu View Post
    Personally i dislike the new Archimondes Vengence.

    Especially when trying to do the Shattered Staff Shards collection quest... all the white flowers makes it impossible to see the glowing staff shards.

    Also, the whole point of the crater was to signify the explosion caused by the wisps wasnt it?

    The new version is just retarded.
    Always someone being snotty, lol please build your own game, so I can come to it and be a brat about your work, sigh..ITS THEIR GAME, DEAL. or don play
  1. Ikkatsu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_yoshe View Post
    Always someone being snotty, lol please build your own game, so I can come to it and be a brat about your work, sigh..ITS THEIR GAME, DEAL. or don play
    I'm not being "snotty" or a "brat".

    I'm just pointing out how much better the old version was, in both gameplay and lore.

    I can guarantee you will be the first person to bitch when running around looking for the shattered staff pieces on launch if something doesnt change...

    It took me nearly an hour to find all 8 pieces with my eyeballs straining from their sockets.

    ---------- Post added 2010-08-27 at 11:42 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by NathSB View Post
    I don't think the wisps caused that, no, since the crater's far from the Tree.
    It's not that far away, you can even see the tree's root in the crater.
  1. saph27's Avatar
    Thanks to the reduced price of dual talent specs, mmochamp can now afford to upgrade their servers. gg moochamp gg.
  1. Throrion's Avatar
    Is that a Boub-arm I see me on the first pic?
  1. NinjaSaucy's Avatar
    Yet another step to make wow even easier, by making the dual spec cost only 100g. (Usually those who buy dual spec for their alt have the gold already from their main..)

    Probably wont be long until epic flying mount cost 100g. Why don't they just give us dual spec and mounts for free? Refund please!


    Awesome new servers btw.
  1. Tharkkun's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kuja View Post
    I think Battle and Warcraft's servers would take a BIT more space, assuming one region's servers are at the same place and one realm needs multiple servers to operate :P
    Back when TBC was coming out we had what 3-4 battlegroups? Blizzard bought just over 1k HP servers to upgrade the data centers so yes Wow is run by more than handful of servers. We have more battlegroups and 2 expansions later. There's hundreds per battlegroup for redundancy and processing power.
  1. Flowne's Avatar
    Hope they gonna add Triple Spec aswell in Cataclysm.

    That would realy great

    Cheers btw for the server change!
  1. wyldeice's Avatar
    Site seems a bit snappier for me, nice new hardware.
  1. laserfloyd's Avatar
    Tamila: Hey Mal, for dinner, what are you feeling like?
    Malfurion: I feel... like chicken tonight.

    Thank you! Thank you! Tip your waitresses! I'm leaving the building now!
  1. Eleveneleven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Edimasta View Post
    Unbelievable how more boring this game gets with every beta patch... omg. Glad I quit gaming some time ago, I thought that I would come back for cataclysm but this is all just very disappointing!!

    and regarding the artwork, in this case updating means "old as shit" because those artworks are on the web for ages now...
    There are more games besides WoW.

    Also love how Boub didn't cover the most important news we've had in a month (Gamescom 2010 Q&A).
  1. mööh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Throrion View Post
    Is that a Boub-arm I see me on the first pic?
    One step closer....

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