MMO-Champion - Cataclysm Release, Dalaran Portals, Cataclysm Epic Stats
Beta Build 13066 - Portals removed from Shattrath and Dalaran
Blizzard doesn't want you to use Shattrath and Dalaran as portal hubs anymore, the latest beta update removed all the portal to the cities and replaced them with class trainers.

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Cataclysm Release Date Postponed (Not Official)
A few weeks ago I announced that the target release date for Cataclysm was November 2. Well, according to an update I just got, the release has been postponed and Blizzard will try to release the game in early December. (Basically, either December 7 or December 14)

The Cataclysm by itself will happen earlier and will let you play in the "new" zone for a couple of days/weeks before you can buy the expansion and access the level 85 content. Keep in mind that they're mostly inside info, they're not official and I just report them because ... well, I'm sure you all want to know when it's supposed to happen.


Super-Mega-Uber Cataclysm Items Update
The latest beta build added A LOT of epic items to the game, we have valor points rewards, justice points rewards, Tier 11 armor sets stats, and PvP rewards!




Valor Points rewards
Valor Points are the high tier emblems of Cataclysm, you will only earn them from raids.


Level Type Spec Slot Name
359PlateStrength.DPSFeetWoe Breeder's Boots
359PlateTankFeetRock Furrow Boots
359PlateSpell DPSFeetEternal Pathfinders
359MailAgi.DPSFeetMoccasins of Verdurous Glooms
359MailHealFeetBoots of the Perilous Seas
359LeatherAgi.DPSFeetTreads of Fleeting Joy
359LeatherHealFeetFading Violet Sandals
359ClothSpell DPSFeetMelodious Slippers
359ClothHealFeetSlippers of Moving Waters
359CloakStrength.DPSBackFloating Web
359CloakAgi.DPSBackViewless Wings
359CloakTankBackGray Hair Cloak
359CloakSpell DPSBackHaunt of Flies
359CloakHealBackHeavenly Breeze
359FingerStrength.DPSFingerBand of Bees
359FingerTankFingerRing of the Battle Anthem
359FingerSpell DPSFingerBand of Secret Names
359FingerHealFingerTwined Band of Flowers
359TrinketStrength.DPSTrinketLicense to Slay
359TrinketAgi.DPSTrinketFluid Death
359TrinketTankTrinketBedrock Talisman
359TrinketSpellTrinketSoul Casket
359TrinketHealTrinketCore of Ripeness
359RelicAgi.DPSRelicRelic of Golganneth
359RelicSpell DPSRelicRelic of Norgannon
359RelicHealRelicRelic of Eonar
359RelicStrength.DPSRelicRelic of Aggramar
359RelicTankRelicRelic of Khaz'goroth



Tier 11 Armor Sets Stats
Tier 11 Armor sets are bought with tokens and valor points.

Level Type Spec Slot Name
359Plate Unholy/FrostChestMagma Plated Battleplate
359Plate Unholy/FrostHandsMagma Plated Gauntlets
359Plate Unholy/FrostHeadMagma Plated Helmet
359Plate Unholy/FrostLegsMagma Plated Legplates
359Plate Unholy/FrostShoulderMagma Plated Pauldrons
359Plate BloodChestMagma Plated Chestguard
359Plate BloodHandsMagma Plated Handguards
359Plate BloodHeadMagma Plated Faceguard
359Plate BloodLegsMagma Plated Legguards
359Plate BloodShoulderMagma Plated Shoulderguards
359Leather Resto.ChestStormrider's Robes
359Leather Resto.HeadStormrider's Helm
359Leather Resto.LegsStormrider's Legwraps
359Leather Resto.ShoulderStormrider's Mantle
359Leather Resto.HandsStormrider's Handwraps
359Leather BalanceChestStormrider's Vestment
359Leather BalanceHeadStormrider's Cover
359Leather BalanceLegsStormrider's Leggings
359Leather BalanceShoulderStormrider's Shoulderwraps
359Leather BalanceHandsStormrider's Gloves
359Leather FeralHeadStormrider's Headpiece
359Leather FeralChestStormrider's Raiment
359Leather FeralLegsStormrider's Legguards
359Leather FeralShoulderStormrider's Spaulders
359Leather FeralHandsStormrider's Grips
359Mail HunterHeadLightning-Charged Headguard
359Mail HunterChestLightning-Charged Tunic
359Mail HunterLegsLightning-Charged Legguards
359Mail HunterShoulderLightning-Charged Spaulders
359Mail HunterHandsLightning-Charged Gloves
359Cloth Mage HeadFirelord's Hood
359Cloth Mage ChestFirelord's Robes
359Cloth Mage LegsFirelord's Leggings
359Cloth Mage ShoulderFirelord's Mantle
359Cloth Mage HandsFirelord's Gloves
359Plate RetributionChestReinforced Sapphirium Battleplate
359Plate RetributionHandsReinforced Sapphirium Gauntlets
359Plate RetributionHeadReinforced Sapphirium Helmet
359Plate RetributionLegsReinforced Sapphirium Legplates
359Plate RetributionShoulderReinforced Sapphirium Pauldrons
359Plate ProtectionChestReinforced Sapphirium Chestguard
359Plate ProtectionHandsReinforced Sapphirium Handguards
359Plate ProtectionHeadReinforced Sapphirium Faceguard
359Plate ProtectionLegsReinforced Sapphirium Legguards
359Plate ProtectionShoulderReinforced Sapphirium Shoulderguards
359Plate HolyHeadReinforced Sapphirium Headguard
359Plate HolyChestReinforced Sapphirium Breastplate
359Plate HolyLegsReinforced Sapphirium Greaves
359Plate HolyShoulderReinforced Sapphirium Mantle
359Plate HolyHandsReinforced Sapphirium Gloves
359Cloth ShadowShoulderMercurial Shoulderwraps
359Cloth ShadowChestMercurial Vestment
359Cloth ShadowLegsMercurial Leggings
359Cloth ShadowHeadMercurial Hood
359Cloth ShadowHandsMercurial Gloves
359Cloth HealingHeadMercurial Cowl
359Cloth HealingChestMercurial Robes
359Cloth HealingLegsMercurial Legwraps
359Cloth HealingShoulderMercurial Mantle
359Cloth HealingHandsMercurial Handwraps
359Leather RogueHandsWind Dancer's Gloves
359Leather RogueHeadWind Dancer's Helmet
359Leather RogueLegsWind Dancer's Legguards
359Leather RogueChestWind Dancer's Tunic
359Leather RogueShoulderWind Dancer's Spaulders
359Mail Resto. HeadFaceguard of the Raging Elements
359Mail Resto. ChestTunic of the Raging Elements
359Mail Resto. LegsLegwraps of the Raging Elements
359Mail Resto. ShoulderMantle of the Raging Elements
359Mail Resto. HandsHandwraps of the Raging Elements
359Mail Elemental ChestHauberk of the Raging Elements
359Mail Elemental HandsGloves of the Raging Elements
359Mail Elemental HeadHeadpiece of the Raging Elements
359Mail Elemental LegsKilt of the Raging Elements
359Mail Elemental ShoulderShoulderwraps of the Raging Elements
359Mail Enhance. ChestCuirass of the Raging Elements
359Mail Enhance. HandsGrips of the Raging Elements
359Mail Enhance. HeadHelmet of the Raging Elements
359Mail Enhance. LegsLegguards of the Raging Elements
359Mail Enhance. ShoulderSpaulders of the Raging Elements
359Cloth WarlockHandsShadowflame Handwraps
359Cloth WarlockHeadShadowflame Hood
359Cloth WarlockLegsShadowflame Leggings
359Cloth WarlockChestShadowflame Robes
359Cloth WarlockShoulderShadowflame Mantle
359Plate Fury/ArmsChestEarthen Battleplate
359Plate Fury/ArmsLegsEarthen Legplates
359Plate Fury/ArmsHeadEarthen Helmet
359Plate Fury/ArmsHandsEarthen Gauntlets
359Plate Fury/ArmsShoulderEarthen Pauldrons
359Plate ProtectionHeadEarthen Faceguard
359Plate ProtectionChestEarthen Chestguard
359Plate ProtectionLegsEarthen Legguards
359Plate ProtectionShoulderEarthen Shoulderguards
359Plate ProtectionHandsEarthen Handguards



Justice Points Rewards
Justice points are the first tier of Cataclysm dungeon emblems, you will get them in heroic instances.


Level Type Spec Slot Name
346AxeAgi.DPSOff-HandWindslicer
346DaggerAgi.DPSOff-HandThroat Slasher
346DaggerSpell DPSMain HandModgud's Blade
346MaceHealMain HandScepter of Power
346Off-HandHealHeld In Off-handApple-Bent Bough
346Off-HandSpell DPSHeld In Off-handHermit's Lamp
346ShieldHealOff HandShield of the Mists
346ShieldStrength.DPSOff HandShield of the Four Grey Towers
346SwordSpell DPSMain HandBlade of the Burning Sun
346SwordStrength.DPSOff-HandDawnblaze Blade
346WandHealRangedWand of Untainted Power
346PlateHealChestChestguard of Dancing Waves
346PlateHealHandsGloves of Curious Conscience
346PlateHealHeadCrown of the Blazing Sun
346PlateHealLegsLegguards of the Gentle
346PlateHealShoulderPauldrons of the Forlorn
346PlateHealWaistBelt of Barred Clouds
346PlateStrength.DPSChestBreastplate of Raging Fury
346PlateStrength.DPSHandsReaping Gauntlets
346PlateStrength.DPSHeadHelm of Easeful Death
346PlateStrength.DPSLegsGreaves of Gallantry
346PlateStrength.DPSShoulderPauldrons of the High Requiem
346PlateStrength.DPSWaistBeech Green Belt
346PlateTankChestChestplate of the Steadfast
346PlateTankHandsNumbing Handguards
346PlateTankHeadHelm of the Proud
346PlateTankLegsGreaves of Splendor
346PlateTankShoulderSunburnt Pauldrons
346PlateTankWaistGirdle of the Mountains
346MailAgi.DPSChestVest of the True Companion
346MailAgi.DPSHandsGloves of the Passing Night
346MailAgi.DPSHeadWillow Mask
346MailAgi.DPSLegsHillside Striders
346MailAgi.DPSShoulderWrap of the Valley Glades
346MailAgi.DPSWaistBelt of the Dim Forest
346MailSpellChestVest of the Waking Dream
346MailSpellHandsGleaning Gloves
346MailSpellHeadHelm of the Inward Eye
346MailSpellLegsLeggings of Soothing Silence
346MailSpellShoulderSeafoam Mantle
346MailSpellWaistBelt of the Still Stream
346LeatherAgi.DPSChestTunic of Sinking Envy
346LeatherAgi.DPSHandsSticky Fingers
346LeatherAgi.DPSHeadMask of Vines
346LeatherAgi.DPSLegsLeggings of the Burrowing Mole
346LeatherAgi.DPSShoulderEmbrace of the Night
346LeatherAgi.DPSWaistSash of Musing
346LeatherSpellChestRobes of Forgetfulness
346LeatherSpellHandsBlessed Hands of Elune
346LeatherSpellHeadCluster of Stars
346LeatherSpellLegsLeggings of Late Blooms
346LeatherSpellShoulderSomber Shawl
346LeatherSpellWaistThatch Eave Vines
346ClothHealChestMusk Rose Robes
346ClothHealHandsGloves of Purification
346ClothHealHeadMask of New Snow
346ClothHealLegsLeggings of Charity
346ClothHealShoulderSummer Song Shoulderwraps
346ClothHealWaistBelt of the Falling Rain
346ClothSpell DPSChestRobes of Embalmed Darkness
346ClothSpell DPSHandsGloves of the Painless Midnight
346ClothSpell DPSHeadCowl of Pleasant Gloom
346ClothSpell DPSLegsPensive Legwraps
346ClothSpell DPSShoulderMeadow Mantle
346ClothSpell DPSWaistIncense Infused Cumberbund
346NeckAgi.DPSNeckAmulet of Dull Dreaming
346NeckHealNeckCeladon Pendant
346NeckSpell DPSNeckString of Beaded Bubbles
346NeckStrength.DPSNeckPendant of Quiet Breath
346NeckTankNeckThe Lustrous Eye



Arena Season 9/Rated Battlegrounds Rewards
PvP rewards are also available, the higher tier of PvP points will be acquired through Arena matches and Rated Battlegrounds.

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Level Type Spec Slot Name
365Plate Death KnightChestVicious Gladiator's Dreadplate Chestpiece
365Plate Death KnightHandsVicious Gladiator's Dreadplate Gauntlets
365Plate Death KnightHeadVicious Gladiator's Dreadplate Helm
365Plate Death KnightLegsVicious Gladiator's Dreadplate Legguards
365Plate Death KnightShoulderVicious Gladiator's Dreadplate Shoulders
365Leather FeralHandsVicious Gladiator's Dragonhide Gloves
365Leather FeralHeadVicious Gladiator's Dragonhide Helm
365Leather FeralLegsVicious Gladiator's Dragonhide Legguards
365Leather FeralChestVicious Gladiator's Dragonhide Robes
365Leather FeralShoulderVicious Gladiator's Dragonhide Spaulders
365Leather Resto.HandsVicious Gladiator's Kodohide Gloves
365Leather Resto.HeadVicious Gladiator's Kodohide Helm
365Leather Resto.LegsVicious Gladiator's Kodohide Legguards
365Leather Resto.ChestVicious Gladiator's Kodohide Robes
365Leather Resto.ShoulderVicious Gladiator's Kodohide Spaulders
365Leather BalanceHandsVicious Gladiator's Wyrmhide Gloves
365Leather BalanceHeadVicious Gladiator's Wyrmhide Helm
365Leather BalanceLegsVicious Gladiator's Wyrmhide Legguards
365Leather BalanceChestVici"
This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Release, Dalaran Portals, Cataclysm Epic Stats started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Knirps's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lilbruz View Post
    It sure does. It also makes you racist by the looks of it..
    Don't be ignorant.
  1. Mucupurulent's Avatar
    Guess the pvp-sets are rather strange and/or far from finished..the for example the warrior one got expertise on the shoulders, only the hands got crit and the setbonus is 300 agi (..to balance the lack of crit ?)..
  1. Kaustos's Avatar
    Expertise, haste and excessive hit on melee pvp gear?

    No more glove bonuses?

    Hope that's not final :/
  1. Bunneh's Avatar
    One of my very rare posts but it's worth it for a squeal of excitement!

    SQUEAL!
  1. Zokten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lilbruz View Post
    Oh Im sorry Mr math wizard. Please elaborate on the exact number, oh wise one. You must be a Blizzard employee. Please give us the exact number of subscriptions...
    No I'm just not a total tool like you seem to be.

    Oh, and also note that I even said that cutting that in half still means its a successful game. But I guess half is also way of ?
    Not even sure why you said this.
  1. Airath's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Naoto View Post
    No portals, what a fucking bullshit change so now I need to beg a mage to portal me to SW/IF even though 99% of them are too bloody lazy to spend 20 seconds helping someone out? kinda sucks if it gets delayed was waiting for it to level a worgen priest and I'm bored of WOTLK but it's all good, rather it got delayed and came out better instead of being released and being shit. But no portals? christ, do Blizzard enjoy taking the piss or what? what harm did they do?
    I don't see a problem. A good compensation of 50-100g for the wasted seconds will make few mages to raise an eyebrow in your direction.
  1. petrefax's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Knirps View Post
    Don't be ignorant.
    Why's that ignorant? The post he quoted was clearly racist.
  1. Knirps's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Trivial View Post
    Hmmm! This makes me wonder if what I once thought paranoic is actually true!

    In the Gnomeregan event blizzard site, Mekkatorque says that "the chance of any cataclysmic event taking place in the foreseeable future is "less than 12.7%," ".

    Could 12.7% be a hint to the american system date of December 7th?!?

    Thinking about it again, it is pretty much paranoic
    Love your thought process, I could see Blizz throwing in a little nugget for the observant. :P
  1. Moddy's Avatar
    I like how all of you are freaking out and wanting it in November. The game still obviously still needs alot of work and I would rather have a well put together game then have it release all screwed up because 20% of the player base has IRL plans and won't be here for days/months whatever.The release was never scheduled to come out for when it was most convenient to you, it was meant to come out when its READY.
  1. petrefax's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zokten View Post
    Not even sure why you said this.
    Are you completely stupid? You called him on numbers when he quoted the most often-used figure for subscribers and gave a huge safety net by allowing you to halve it, even if you don't agree with the figures you don't need to be a genius to work out why he said it.
  1. Knirps's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by petrefax View Post
    Why's that ignorant? The post he quoted was clearly racist.
    *rubs her temples* First off, it's not racist, I think there's a word for it, anti-semetic or something. Because jews aren't a race, it's a religion and kinda a race...it's a whole mess I'm not getting into.

    Second, it's ignorant in a slang, and not official sense, because he knows I was joking and was taking from a stereotype that someone who is jewish might not be so generous.
  1. Paopao's Avatar
    I see everyone in epic after ONE week when we hit lvl 85 pfffff
  1. garylisk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Naylol View Post
    You might want to look up the release date of Wotlk buddy.
    FREAKIN owned.
  1. twelvedogs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Argroth View Post
    Lame. Typical Blizzard Butthead move though. They never set any actual dates because they themselves know that they are terrible at their jobs. Shouldn't have been a surprise to anyone really they love to back out on anything they basically promise (Where are those dances that were supposed to come out LAST EXPANSION as indicated by at least half of their trailers as an important feature?)

    Also 4.0.3 without Cactaclysm? Also lame, so now we are supposed to experience half the content without the two new races or new race/class combos? Barely a point in that seeing as most people who wanted certain alts have already started/finished them. So is blizzard trying to make the experience lackluster? How exactly are they supposed to stop level 80 players from accessing 80+ zones as several do have a walking entrance?

    Also wtf with the portal removal? For this to make sense there must not be an 85 level hub with portals and that means that Cataclysm Endgame will get a bit annoying at times. It better not be Tol Barad (sp?) because the bland alliance greatly outnumber horde on my server and we will rarely own it. Greater numbers = more likely the people who join are good/enthusiastic and extra health buffs (tenacity) do nothing when 20 people chain-stun you
    sorry to reply to this so late in the thread but WTF? blizzard are frigging spectacular software developers, if you can name another software dev that hasn't let their *internal unreleased dates* slip by a month or so you're a genius. blizzard are freaking machines with the rate they push high quality content, if i could fault them it would be for not making the new instance (with the dragon, whatever it was i never really bothered with it) bigger, harder and drop better gear. removing the portals i'll give you but i hope that's just temporary
  1. stillnotking's Avatar
    Wait... so they are seriously going to make ilvl 346 items purchasable with points that can be gotten from WotLK heroics? What is to stop people from just going back and farming level 80 instances for points at 85? Will the WotLK instances stop giving points after Cataclysm drops?
  1. Airath's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by stillnotking View Post
    Wait... so they are seriously going to make ilvl 346 items purchasable with points that can be gotten from WotLK heroics? What is to stop people from just going back and farming level 80 instances for points at 85? Will the WotLK instances stop giving points after Cataclysm drops?
    The point cap obviously. You are gonna get 1/2, maybe even 1 whole item, if you save points now, since they are obviously gonna raise the cap again, once Cata is released. No big issue.
  1. petrefax's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Paopao View Post
    I see everyone in epic after ONE week when we hit lvl 85 pfffff
    Given that there's a cap on the amount of Valor points you can accumulate in one week I seriously doubt this.
  1. Lilbruz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Knirps View Post
    Don't be ignorant.
    Please explain the "jewish bastards" comment to me than, cause I dont get it
  1. Argroth's Avatar
    I'd rather play a buggy Cataclysm then not play anything (good) at all (account has been cancelled since WotLK got stale months ago). The majority of people aren't lucky enough to have beta. Guarantee at least 70% of people who are saying "Cataclysm isn't ready yet" have the beta so they're opinion is skewed/biased because they already get to play around with all the bells and whistles (not to mention for free) then act all pretentious when normal people would like to play a game Blizzard has been dangling in front of our noses for over a year now.

    Basically Blizzard announced Cataclysm too early (although I would agree it would be hard to keep development a total secret). Now all the Cataclysm info they slowly leak out is just to keep the suckers paying while Blizzard jerks them around with "soon...". Somebody mentioned that Cataclysm will have to be released in 2010 because stockholders were told that it would, now either Blizzard has stupidly backed themselves into a corner because they couldn't get their ass in gear or it seems Cataclysm will be released with bugs. Like i said a buggy cataclysm would be better than nothing but I don't think that should exclude people from complaining about blizzards shotty work because it is their fault in the first place for building it up then squirting out shit (exaggerating, but seems more lackluster every announcement) because after 6 years they don't know how to make their own game on schedule
  1. balir's Avatar
    What really gets me down, is with all this downtime we could've (SHOULD'VE!) had an Azjol - Nerub 10/25 raid and a Zul'Drak 10/25 Troll raid. I want to know where that snake goes...

    I bet if Bioware announced that the Star Wars mmo would be released in November, Cata would suddenly be out before it.

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