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"
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  1. ContentsMayVary's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Knirps View Post
    *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.
    The worst kind of racist scum is the kind of racist scum that (a) doesn't even realise they are being racist and (b) when they are called out for it, try to deny it.
  1. Argroth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pimpdaddy View Post
    QQ I want to fly in old world! ah well who wants a rushed game full of bugs/glitches???? Guess i will give the ptr a go...
    I do. I would rather have a bugged game with glitches than no game they have been dangling in our face for over a year. Most of the people who say "It's not ready yet" are people who already have beta so it dosn't bother them. Us normal people would like a game sometime rather than this bullshit they pull where it will probably be released on Dec 31st (only for stockholders who they told would be released in 2010). And yes when it's released with bugs I will still complain because they should have picked their asses off the floor, stayed on schedule and know how to program their own game they have had for 6 years.

    If I met a Wow developer and they said "soon..." I would have to stab him in the face because that is never true. (where are those dances mentioned in WotLK release? minor? Then get off your asses and do it sometime instead of so far lying while dangling an expansion you seemingly never plan on releasing. Harder than I think? Then you must be mighty incapable for multimillion dollar software company that can't seem to get some half decent programmers to do something I knowis at least possible (in this example the dance studio) in the year friggin' 2010!). The dance studio is just an existing example of Blizzards incompetence, it's not the only thing I care about but its a perfect example of how lazy and flakey they can be at (most) times on even the smallest and simplest things. Either admit you are dropping it or do it, don't pretend like you have people working at it constantly (or even still thinking about it) because it is soooooo difficult that you couldn't release it when WotLK released
  1. Malthurius's Avatar
    I'm still expecting a November release, since, you know, it's not official... but this "information" makes me wonder what happened on blizzard's side to cause this "supposed" postponement.
  1. Lilbruz's Avatar
    I just really want the time to move FASTER so we can get to Blizzcon and get the damn date already !
  1. Endonyx's Avatar
    Still think cata will come in November tho.
  1. Odexy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Argroth View Post
    I do. I would rather have a bugged game with glitches than no game they have been dangling in our face for over a year. Most of the people who say "It's not ready yet" are people who already have beta so it dosn't bother them. Us normal people would like a game sometime rather than this bullshit they pull where it will probably be released on Dec 31st (only for stockholders who they told would be released in 2010). And yes when it's released with bugs I will still complain because they should have picked their asses off the floor, stayed on schedule and know how to program their own game they have had for 6 years.

    If I met a Wow developer and they said "soon..." I would have to stab him in the face because that is never true. (where are those dances mentioned in WotLK release? minor? Then get off your asses and do it sometime instead of so far lying while dangling an expansion you seemingly never plan on releasing. Harder than I think? Then you must be mighty incapable for multimillion dollar software company that can't seem to get some half decent programmers to do something I knowis at least possible (in this example the dance studio) in the year friggin' 2010!). The dance studio is just an existing example of Blizzards incompetence, it's not the only thing I care about but its a perfect example of how lazy and flakey they can be at (most) times on even the smallest and simplest things. Either admit you are dropping it or do it, don't pretend like you have people working at it constantly (or even still thinking about it) because it is soooooo difficult that you couldn't release it when WotLK released
    Nope. I might be bored to tears of ICC, I even quit my raiding guild and have been doing nothing but leveling alts out of boredom, but I still don't want cata to come out before it's ready. If they DID release it in it's current state (or even, it's state a month from now) you'd have yourself upset over the fact that certain zones are entirely unplayable. I'm not in beta, but as far as I heard there are plenty of people d/c'd merely by hitting WATER. Sounds fun. Apparently Searing Gorge is an entirely unplayable zone due to bugs. Once again, totally sounds fun.

    And I'm really not sure why people are still whining about the dances, yeah, it would be nice if they confirmed/denied whether they're going to happen but I'd still much rather have a few new pieces of gear/a few new quests/a few new ANYTHING other than silly dances that no one will notice. Like, seriously. Dances would amuse you for what... 5 minutes? 'Cause unless they add even MORE stuff to make a custom dance important, then it's hardly even a relevant change.

    On another note, the sundering or whatever you could call it (Deathwing pewpewing the land) is going to happen before cata is released, so we will have new content soon(tm) enough.
  1. Sarevokcz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Argroth View Post
    I do. I would rather have a bugged game with glitches than no game they have been dangling in our face for over a year.
    Of course you would. There is nothing better than having character stuck in wrong phase and not being able to do anything, or your client crashing every time you try to log on your character, that was on wyvern taxi flying over Feralas, or bring stuck in invisible wall area, where you are "floating" and cant even HS out of there or using unstuck or any way of killing yourself.

    And the best part? Everyone would have these issues and GMs wont be able to solve then quickly enough. You could be stuck for days before your request got to the GMs through the hundreds of other requests of similar nature. Not that GMs are quick to respond even now on live anyway.
  1. alleksi's Avatar
    so whay items will we be able to buy with the honor points that we get from our current arena-,honor points, and wg marks etc?
  1. ContentsMayVary's Avatar
    Release date will be announced on October 22nd. Mark my words.
  1. bas's Avatar
    this means you can buy tier sets from either badge pts or tokens or bo you need both ??

    and also mage ftw
  1. bregtann's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Heretic013 View Post
    I dont see a reason to stay in Shat/Dala without it.
    And that is exactly why they are doing it. They don't want Dalaran 8or Shatt) be the default location in Cata, they want Stormwind/orgrimmar to be the "new Dalaran".

    Hence this change.
  1. Calaba's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Malthurius View Post
    I'm still expecting a November release, since, you know, it's not official... but this "information" makes me wonder what happened on blizzard's side to cause this "supposed" postponement.
    I expect it's an issue with the discs not going gold yet - for an early November release they'll need to have started making the DVDs by about now. Basically, it'll take the best part of a month to get the DVDs printed, boxed, and sent to the shops, and they can't launch until then. They can, however, launch patches 4.0.1 (1 - 2 weeks away) and 4.0.3 (late Oct / early Nov), since these don't require shipping of DVD's, so they can still go live as scheduled.

    Anyway, I'm still hoping for a mid-Nov launch. 1 week before Xmas is bad as guildies will be on hols
  1. pbean's Avatar
    To buy those gloves, which list as 1650 Justice Points, with the conversion rate of 2.75, you'll need a combined 600 Emblems of Triumph and/or Emblems of Frost. And that's just for 1 item.

    So yeh, there's no problem there.
  1. Vehemence's Avatar
    As I said, as will I say now,

    We will have a cata-prepatch the week after next.

    We will have another one the beginning of November. Or late October.

    They will announce the release date at Blizzcon, as well displaying the cinematic.

    I think that will be either early December, or late november.
  1. 309blank's Avatar
    YEAH, I will be able to finish my bachelor thesis for november 22 and not miss the cata release hooray for blizzard!
  1. Luztra's Avatar
    So doesn't taking out the portals kinda screw people who are leveling and want to get to an auction house?
  1. Dukon's Avatar
    Arggh for all the people that keep saying it no its meant to be justice pt's it was changed from hero to justice many weeks ago.

    Portals going from dala and shatt, not suprised.

    finally prices for gear seem a tad steep
    A full set (minus weapon until they provide one a tank can use in mainhand) of 8 items works out as 13750 JP's equivalent to 5000 badges of frost or triumph most stuff has gone up by a factor of 10 in cost, but we've yet to see if the sources of points have also scaled accordingly in cata, either way grinding badges before the conversion will only render you less than a 3rd of the points required to slip into that blue gear asap.
  1. Vehemence's Avatar
    Vicious Gladiator Vehemence.

    I like the sound of that.
  1. Zebraz's Avatar
    Awww sucks to be me then, that's too close to my exams and then going back to college in less than a month. Oh well official release date for me is going to be sometime next year.
  1. Odayaka's Avatar
    I'd rather have a later release date than have the release the expac all buggy and shit. It's already going to be buggy enough going from PTR to Live, but we want as many of the kinks worked out as possible before it's released.

    Plus: It'll be right at the end of exams for me, and close to my birthday (super awesome).

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