MMO-Champion - Cataclysm Dungeons Pages, Blue Posts, The Daily Blink
Updates might get a little crazy over the week-end as I push the final bits of content to get ready for the release of Cataclysm. Hopefully, I won't crash the site or kill a moderator, but if it happen I'm sure the guy who will replace me after I get fired will be as nice as I am.

Cataclysm Dungeons Pages Updated
I finally updated most of the Cataclysm dungeons pages to let you prepare before the release! If everything goes as planned, I'll probably have some extra time for the Deadmines/SFK pages and we might have a couple of strategy guides, maybe. Thanks to Marlamin and Simca for their precious help on these pages.






Leaders of the Alliance and Horde Part 1 - Garrosh
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
King Varian Wrynn, Queen Sylvanas Windrunner, King Genn Greymane, and Trade Prince Gallywix—these are just a few of the leaders who continue to shape Azeroth's destiny. They are the embodiments of their races' strongest traits... and at times their greatest failings. In the coming months, Blizzard Entertainment will be releasing short stories that will peer into the hearts of these legendary heroes and offer insight into what new trials might lie ahead as they lead their people in a world forever changed by the Cataclysm.

The first story of this series, "Heart of War," offers a glimpse into the experiences that have shaped Garrosh into the leader he is today: his heroic exploits in Northrend; his uncertainty as he arrived in the imposing Horde capital of Orgrimmar; and most importantly, his friendship with his mentor, the warchief he would eventually replace, Thrall. This tale was written by Sarah Pine, the winner of Blizzard Entertainment's 2009 Global Writing Contest.

Brady Games Cataclysm Strategy Guide
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Whether you're a first-time player or a Molten Core veteran, Brady Games' official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm strategy guide has something for everyone. The guide weighs in at nearly 500 pages and dives into the areas you want to know about most. It covers the playable worgen and goblin races and their starting zones, as well as detailed information on Azeroth's shattered landscape and all the new quests. You'll also find a thorough guide to the new level 80-85 content.

The Brady Games World of Warcraft: Cataclysm strategy guide will be available on December 7 at retailers that sell World of Warcraft strategy guides and at the Blizzard Store.

The Daily Blink - Solliden Farmstead
The Solliden Farmstead is hiring apparently! (From The Daily Blink, yeah, turns out I like these guys!)

This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Dungeons Pages, Blue Posts, The Daily Blink started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Tonyp's Avatar
    I'm at work now but cannot wait to get home to read hellscream's story. I've read just about every book out there and am going through withdrawals. Daily blink is an awesome addition too!
  1. Dasuria's Avatar
    In the Stonecore area, under the Achievements for Slabhide, you have Corla's achievement from Blackrock Caverns listed instead of whatever Slabhide's is.
  1. Aris's Avatar
    I am Dave Exclamation Mark Yognought !

    AND I HAVE THE BALLZ
  1. Tharon's Avatar
    As for the dungeons, i discovered the Blackrock Caverns entrance yesterday. Will i need to do it again once cata hits if i want to sign up for random dungeons?
  1. Brasko's Avatar
    Not really a fan of The Daily Blink, if I'm honest. Every time I sit here reading one, I just keep thinking to myself "Oh, so that's where the joke was supposed to be."

    Dunno why I keep reading them.
  1. Stixxz's Avatar
    WOOT Yogscast!
  1. Nomm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stixxz View Post
    WOOT Yogscast!
    Jaffa cakes, fuck yea!
  1. Belkin's Avatar
    omg too funny......
  1. TheDailyBlink's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Brasko View Post
    Not really a fan of The Daily Blink, if I'm honest. Every time I sit here reading one, I just keep thinking to myself "Oh, so that's where the joke was supposed to be."

    Dunno why I keep reading them.
    Because we have punch and pie!
  1. toychristopher's Avatar
    /t Solliden is the funniest part
  1. Rukh's Avatar
    If I lead any raids I'm going to require people scan in their brady games guide receipt. Then those people who have it get kicked and /ignore-ed.
  1. Chinterception's Avatar
    Hooray for Yogscast

    Also, on your updated 5 man pages, some Heroic bosses seem to be missing a few of their abilities on the ability lists. For example, for Forgemaster Throngus, his DoT from his dual blades isn't there, and neither is the conal fire attack from his shield.
  1. CaspianRoach's Avatar
    Wasn't there any alternative to Yogscast? Their microphones and manner of speech makes my ears bleed.
  1. Denied78's Avatar
    So.. .. 7 new dungeons? as opposed to wraths release of 12 and BC's 13?

    I guess 9 if you include rehashed SFK and DM.

    Am I missing something?

    7 dungeons comming from 12-13 on previous expansions seem kinda weak. Quality over quantity maybe.. but rather have both.
  1. Failmuffins's Avatar
    Some of these heroic boss fights look more like raid bosses.

    I'm going to be grouping with friends, pugs will be terrible.
  1. orcshaman24's Avatar
    There needing to hire writers out to actully try and make Garrosh appear like a developed thing, rather then the tool he is. Blizzard says don't get fixated on Garrosh, and then has to hire a writer to develop him? Why not just admit the fact they wanted a scapegoat for the war in cata, so they can develop Thrall is another way besides warchief
  1. Kurdiern's Avatar
    Rofl, brady games guide. I still have the original guide for the first WoW....man even when it was relevant some of that information was wrong lol. Still, always a good source of nostalgia to flip through it and look at the original 31 point talent trees and see how inexperienced blizzard was back then (sruvival was actually melee...)
  1. Tamato's Avatar
    I'm gonna say, I read the short story on Garrosh. I thought it was incredibly well written. I don't read much but converging 2 separate stories together under 1 banner is very good penmanship. It took two separate stories about 1 person and merged them at the end. Beautifully written.
    If I hadn't read anything on the Wiki for Garrosh. That would have been a complete shocker for me. Knowing what he is now. If you have not read the short story, please do so. It's incredible. I will be forever blue, but hearing lore and background about both sides of the conflict appeases me.

    To address the Dungeon thing, Yes you will have to go back to Blackrock Caverns again on the 7th, Unless you're like me and left your character parked at the entrance because I r lazy like that.
    To address the Quality over Quantity thing. Take into consideration the 5 level gap versus 10. Less instances are needed in this particular expansion. Look into the time they spent changing many aspects of the world as well, the changing of an entire world is almost like recreating the game from the ground up. Adding more dungeons can also be done in later patch releases as well. Remember Halls of Reflection, Pit of Saron, and Forge of Souls? Trial of the Champion? Ahn'Qiraj? Magister's Terrace? There's plenty of things blizzard can do to add content later on. Be patient and experience what they are creating now for tomorrow or the day after, a new area may evolve. There is that mysterious island southwest of the Maelstrom that you cannot click on.
  1. DrgnDancer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vasz View Post
    I look forward to Tuesday, like everyone, but has anyone seen any fixes for cooking? As it stands now, 250-275 is almost impossible, because of the NPCs' removed in Tanaris (who had 3 fishing recipes) and and NPC in Felwood (that had 2 meat recipes) .
    Too late now, but i cheated and leveled my Dwarf Shaman with Pilgrim's bounty. Not sure what I'll do for my Worgen, but I'm not planning to level him immediately, so hopefully they take care of it.
  1. The Last DJ's Avatar
    "We came from Dalaran, by way of Agmar's Hammer," Thrall told him. He paused a moment. "We paid homage at the Wrath Gate." Varok remained silent.
    "I am sorry about Dranosh," Thrall said.
    "My son died an honorable death, defending his people," Varok replied, a bit too swiftly. "His spirit shall be avenged when we defeat the Lich King."
    That bit had all the punch to the gut of the original quest text Saurfang delivers when the player brings him his son's armor. This story itself isn't too shabby, although in parts it kinda reads like fanfiction written by an author REALLY REALLY REALLY excited to show off what they've come up with and rush through all of the "boring" parts and dive headlong into all the exciting, juicy bits. Kinda makes the pacing henky.

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