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. Karnige's Avatar
    why are you guys so mad about duel spec being 100g and you spent 1000g? It's not like it's coming out in 3 days like a patch. Still moths and months away. yeesh. people whining about wanting fake money back always makes me laugh.
  1. Demoncrash's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lcarnegie View Post
    why are you guys so mad about duel spec being 100g and you spent 1000g? It's not like it's coming out in 3 days like a patch. Still moths and months away. yeesh. people whining about wanting fake money back always makes me laugh.
    Yea it was the same stuff when they lowered the cost for mounts and riding training =/
  1. chaddd's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xtek View Post
    chaddd, we have dual hex-core CPUs.
    Ah, very nice! We usually get a better deal on Dells but HP will keep your servers under maintenance longer, which can be very nice at keeping surprises at bay.
  1. Cerus's Avatar
    Even if the dual spec change is legit and not just a convenience thing for Beta testers, it won't be refunded. Just like they didn't refund Epic flying when those prices were reduced via rep discount.
  1. chaddd's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Konkwista View Post
    sloppy cabling is sloppy

    Looks pretty good to me! You would be surprised how many datacenters don't have horizontal cable management in the racks.
  1. sluggs's Avatar
    why did the dual spec take so long to get on the front page?

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...l-spec-is-100g

    i made a post about this 8 days ago there is a screenshot in game of worgen learning it.
  1. Medlarew's Avatar
    They do this now after I spent thousands buying dual spec for most of my characters ><

    Could have bought another hilt with it, easy.

    Edit: I see Baron Geddon is in Hijal now, cool.
  1. jerald's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chaddd View Post
    Looks pretty good to me! You would be surprised how many datacenters don't have horizontal cable management in the racks.
    Could it have been better? Sure. Is it really necessary? No way, not for only a few cabinets worth of servers. It would be pointless and a waste of money to install raceways, conduit, patch panels, etc. for something of that size. (More aimed at the guy you were replying to Chaddd, I just didn't quote the right post.)

    To the person asking why only use one cable in bay 6 of the HP switch, my guess is it's probably VLAN segregated...an uplink to a router or firewall? Who knows.

    What I would like to know is if you are using a load-balancer, and if so what kind?
  1. Thundertom's Avatar
    Which one of those blue cables is my connection?
  1. ItachiZaku's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ibbi View Post

    Oh and lol@people who bought 1000g dual spec recently.

    Yeah, but it is worth it to kill the alliance.
  1. deathrind's Avatar
    Great news about the DS cost reduction. lol that conecpt art pretty well captures the current state of Hunter pets even though it looks like a Druid...
  1. Kaelten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jerald View Post
    Could it have been better? Sure. Is it really necessary? No way, not for only a few cabinets worth of servers. It would be pointless and a waste of money to install raceways, conduit, patch panels, etc. for something of that size. (More aimed at the guy you were replying to Chaddd, I just didn't quote the right post.)

    To the person asking why only use one cable in bay 6 of the HP switch, my guess is it's probably VLAN segregated...an uplink to a router or firewall? Who knows.

    What I would like to know is if you are using a load-balancer, and if so what kind?
    the rest of those switch ports are for future deployment
  1. Littleraven's Avatar
    glad i decided not to dual spec on my paladin yet lol
  1. Jerakal's Avatar
    Holy shit the updated zone looks 100x better than before.
  1. ghepip's Avatar
    Whats the new RSS feed with this new server? or is it the same just not working anymore?
  1. Ishmad's Avatar
    Gold is getting bigger, and prices getting lower. Me only saying: (y)
  1. Bumdee's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dingolicious View Post
    Nice servers If the site crashes, I'll be blaming that single un-terminated cat5 cable hanging down the right hand side :P Might wanna get that plugged in lol
    XD lawl

    ---------- Post added 2010-08-27 at 07:48 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by sluggs View Post
    why did the dual spec take so long to get on the front page?

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...l-spec-is-100g

    i made a post about this 8 days ago there is a screenshot in game of worgen learning it.
    dont ya think boub had his hands full with the server changes? =O jeez
  1. Kyocere's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mrwingtipshoes View Post
    Amazingly mature and well thought out post!

    No one demanded anything, serveral people said it would be nice.... Are you saying a random 900 gold per toon wouldn't be nice if it showed up in your mail box?

    Take your vulgar nerdrage and go away.
    Yo sir, can have my internets. Thank you for laying down the law on the angry little children.
  1. Kiro's Avatar
    OMG... those servers look "AMAZING". Oh wait, they're not done by Blizzard, which "amazing" can only be applied to every single thing Blizzard does.
  1. Bareno's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleveneleven View Post
    Also love how Boub didn't cover the most important news we've had in a month (Gamescom 2010 Q&A).
    This...

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