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. Luris's Avatar
    Cool, new servers. Thumbs up.

    I like how you're sharing this is us, gives a feeling of... you know, coolness or some sort of very nice word.
  1. sicness's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rukh View Post
    You know, they could make hit not be an arbitrary baseless stat that is actually based on how evasive the enemy is and not based on your ability to hit the broad side of a barn and they wouldn't have to hand us such idiotic calculations.
    Except hit isn't arbitrary or baseless... It's a valid method for gearing up for raiding that requires a little bit of thought for a raider. Now it's even better because the information on it is all in game and there's no need to go to an outside source. Sorry the need to gain enough hit is too complicated for you, but for the majority of us it's simple math and doesn't really require much thought at all to setup.
  1. krynis's Avatar
    I had to change my dns to opendns just to access the site, really happy about that dualspec reduction.
  1. zaphon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sicness View Post
    Except hit isn't arbitrary or baseless... It's a valid method for gearing up for raiding that requires a little bit of thought for a raider. Now it's even better because the information on it is all in game and there's no need to go to an outside source. Sorry the need to gain enough hit is too complicated for you, but for the majority of us it's simple math and doesn't really require much thought at all to setup.
    So does this mean that all the displays will actually take into account racials/talents now like expertise does today? As hit doesn't yet expertise does, which is inconsistent and a huge problem.
  1. Fuzzzie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by WaitingforSWTOR View Post
    A refund on whose bought dual spec would be nice :S

    Lol keep dreaming
  1. xaniix's Avatar
    Cheap respec! nice
  1. Elrid's Avatar
    I love the price reduction for Dual Spec, pretty much no reason to not have it on every character.
  1. Kabasue's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lilbruz View Post
    How many other games do you see that do a complete revamp of ALL the graphic just because the PC´s can handle more today than they could 5 years ago ?
    Steam related games like HL2 that use the source engine are all ways getting updated. HL2 is what 5 years old (or close to it), and they are all ways getting visual updates.
  1. sicness's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by zaphon View Post
    So does this mean that all the displays will actually take into account racials/talents now like expertise does today? As hit doesn't yet expertise does, which is inconsistent and a huge problem.
    I assume so if you look at the pictures on the front page. Keep in mind though that racials are changing and it's very likely the extra expertise gained by them could very well go away completely.
  1. Motylek's Avatar
    raidcomp not working on new servers
  1. Beachcomber's Avatar
    I'm a bit disappointed that it takes the developers so long to react to legitimate and reasonable concerns, like the cost of dual talent spec.

    At the time it came out, I recall very clearly saying in the WoW forums that there was no way a Level 40 player could afford dual talent spec unless he or she had a main that was funding it.

    And apparently, the people at Blizzard who play have a bottomless pit of gold they can use so they don't think twice about the cost of items like this and the epic flying mount (I only have epic flying on one of my toons, a druid).

    TL;DR I'm glad it's lower in cost but disappointed that they reasoned it away from being a lower cost when it first came out.
  1. drakonblayde's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fréyr View Post
    Shiney new blade server(s)!
    I was expecting bigger ones, or rather, more of them.
    Those are not blade servers.

    They are rack mount servers.

    Big difference.
  1. rayfin's Avatar
    lol at physical servers.
  1. thayn33's Avatar
    What is that bag on top of the server in the third pic? looks like someone left there lunch up there. lol
  1. glowpipe's Avatar
    What the hell is up with all of you complaining that you bought dualspec for 1000g and now want a refund ??

    when i bought my first 100% mount i paid 1000g for it. i did not complain when it went down to 50g.

    You buy a computer part. within a month its cheaper. do you get a refund ? No

    Live with it and be happy for when you make an alt
  1. Lothar's Avatar
    Blizzard really needs to do something with NE architecture. its so bland and uninspired.
    at least up the f.. texture resoulution!!
  1. Xtek's Avatar
    We're using some hefty Big-IP F5 Load Balancers.

    The bag is a bag of fiber cables (very, very fast).
  1. Antenorra's Avatar
    Mother f...

    They drop the price of DS AFTER I bought it on all 20 of my +40 toons... Oh well, not like 20g is a whole lot nowadays.
  1. Cadwe's Avatar
    TO many plugs wires and buttons .. brain gonna explode!!!!!

    duel specs for 100g .... i want mah 9kG back!!!!!!!11!1!!11ELvEN!!
  1. sulfuric's Avatar
    Easiest MMO just got easier.

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