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Heroic World First Kills - Conclave of Four Winds (25) and Omnotron Defense System (10)
Two more bosses died in Heroic mode today!

Paragon Conclave of Four Winds 25-Man World First Kill
Paragon was the first guild in the world to defeat the Conclave of Four Winds (25) in the Throne of Four Winds!


Ensidia Omnotron Defense System 10-Man World First Kill
Ensidia keeps raiding in 10-man and killed the Omnotron Defense System of Blackwing Descent!



Wowstead Public Beta Test
Wowstead has been in development for a while and the project is now polished to enter a phase of public beta! Try it, it's free! The site will remain free in the future but some of the features will be part of the premium package, including the Raid Tracker, more freedom on the Calendar, and a custom domain name instead of the .wowstead.com subdomain.


What is WowStead?
  • The Curse team has been hard at work forging the premier World of Warcraft guild hosting site and deliver the best guild experience on the web.
  • We want to invite all MMO-Champion users to check it out. In order to give everyone a preview of the site's full potential, all premium features will be free throughout the Cataclysm launch period.

Why Try WowStead?
  • WowStead's guild sites are simple to set up and easy to manage
    • Automatically update your roster, guild ranks, progression and more

  • WowStead's compelling features and customization options
    • Select from a variety of site themes or create your own with full CSS control
    • Ability to use custom domains
    • Curse Raid Tracker (beta) - a DKP system with a custom addon that automatically syncs in-game data using the Curse Client
    • Powerful calendar event management to help you plan your guild events

  • WowStead's social tools keep you connected
    • Custom forums that are intuitive to manage
    • Use the Shoutbox for live chats
    • Find the right guild for you or recruit the exact players you need utilizing WowStead's Guild Recruitment Tool
    • Create alliances with other guilds - share calendars and forums



Site Creation

Calendar

Recruitment

Raid Tracker

Guild Bank

Existing Sites




Cataclysm Hotfixes - Updated Dec. 16
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Here you will find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the release of patch 4.0.3a and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. While many have already been deployed on all realms, some may not be implemented until the next time your realm is restarted. We will continue to update this thread in the days ahead as additional hotfixes are applied.

December 16
General
  • Bonuses from Embrace of the Shale Spider and Blessing of Forgotten Kings can no longer stack.
  • Completing Archaeology projects will once again contribute to the guild achievement Making History once the player relogs.
  • The Orgrimmar portal to Mount Hyjal should now appear for players who flew directly into Hyjal to start questing, rather than take the Moonglade portal.
  • The old and busted Winter's Veil decorations in Brill have been disabled.

Paladin (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Ancient Power now has a 30-second maximum duration and will properly be canceled when zoning or relogging.
  • Glyph of Seal of Insight now correctly increases healing done by Word of Glory and Light of Dawn while Seal of Insight is active.

Shaman (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • The Mana Tide Totem hotfix from yesterday has been reverted. The Mana Tide buff no longer stacks, as this had a major impact on encounter design.

Warlock (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • It is no longer possible to waste a Soulstone by attempting to use it on a dead target. The player will receive an Invalid Target error message at the completion of their channel. In a future patch, we intend this functionality to work correctly, allowing a Soulstone to be used to instantly resurrect a dead target.

Dungeons & Raids
Halls of Origination
  • The damage of Fireballs automatically cast by Temple Fireshaper with Molten Barrier active has been adjusted in normal and Heroic difficulty.
  • The damage of Pact of Darkness cast by Temple Shadowlancer has been adjusted in normal and Heroic difficulty.

Lost City of Tol'vir
  • Siamat will cast Deflecting Winds after a few seconds of entering combat regardless of any abilities used against him at the start of the encounter.
  • The damage of Dust Flail cast by Lockmaw has been adjusted in normal difficulty.

The Stonecore
  • The Crystal Shards creatures in the Corborus encounter are now level 86, down from 88.

Items
  • Both normal and Heroic versions of Heart of Ignacious apply 20-second cooldowns on other similar items, rather than the full 2-minute duration.
  • Shroud of Dark Memories and Shade of Death now have different stats.

Professions
  • Pyrite Ore is prospectable at 500 Jewelcrafting skill, down from 525.
  • Darkbrew Lager can be learned at 415 Cooking skill, down from 425.
  • The Engineering item High-Powered Bolt Gun can no longer be used in Arena and Rated Battleground matches.
  • Engineers can now purchase Smooth Cogwheels from Frank Natale using 4x Handful of Obsidium Bolts.

Cataclysm Launch Event Videos
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Cataclysm shattered the record for fastest-selling PC game when it was released earlier this month, and we were at the official launch events around the world to capture some of the incredible epic-ness on film. Have a look!




Cataclysm 10-Day Trial Edition Now Available
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
If you or a friend are currently playing Wrath of the Lich King and haven’t yet experienced the content Cataclysm has to offer, you can sign up now to play a 10-day free trial version of this latest expansion for World of Warcraft.

During your free trial, you'll undertake epic new quests, explore the reshaped and newly discovered lands of Azeroth, and see the world from a whole new perspective as one of the shape-changing worgen or crafty goblins.

To participate, you’ll need full versions of World of Warcraft and the first two expansions, The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King. Note that a character of at least level 78 is required to explore the new, high-level zones. More information on the 10-day free trial is available in our FAQ. We look forward to seeing you in the new Azeroth!

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
In-progress dungeons
If you choose specific dungeons instead of the Random Dungeon option, you should never get an in-progress dungeon. We understand you may be looking for a specific dungeon boss because of a loot drop, achievement, etc., so it may be in your best interest to queue for that particular dungeon if this is the case.

We don't want to make it too easy for players to skip over in-progress dungeons. What would happen is a Dungeon Finder group would virtually always be abandoned as soon as anyone leaves the group.

Also, I think right now you're seeing more in-progress dungeons pop because, in general, the dungeons are more challenging now than they were when the Looking For Dungeon feature was first introduced in Wrath of the Lich King. Some players may get frustrated and bail at the first sign of trouble, instead of realizing that everyone may have to work a little harder than they're used to in order to conquer a dungeon. (Source)
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Comments 70 Comments
  1. Kalx's Avatar
    # The Engineering item High-Powered Bolt Gun can no longer be used in Arena and Rated Battleground matches.
    # Engineers can now purchase Smooth Cogwheels from Frank Natale using 4x Handful of Obsidium Bolts.

    finally they fixed the stupid cogwheel, but nerfing the bolt gun that is already bad? aw man blizzard, what are you doing to engineering?
  1. Starsack's Avatar
    With two 85's already I have only ever gotten 3 LFD queues that were full clears, 45 min wait just to either down the last boss or have the group break apart sucks. Stupid friends who are waiting till Christmas to get Cata!
  1. Slaggo's Avatar
    I agree....so, the bolt gun is designed to interrupt spellcasting and Blizz nerfs it? WTF?
  1. lios's Avatar
    Cannot add character while the queue processor is down, please try again soon.
    Well, can't really create a site atm, as I can't add a character... MMO killed again?
  1. vendelin's Avatar
    hmm, havent' bought cata due to lack of time and interest. might try it out now with the 10 day trial
  1. Duulis's Avatar
    Ololol b&dsidia only doing 10man? Must have run out of people since their failure in wotlk
  1. Second's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Duulis View Post
    Ololol b&dsidia only doing 10man? Must have run out of people since their failure in wotlk
    Actually its Blizzard intent to promote raiding in such groups, as they removed distinction from all their trackers (namely Armory).
    Killing something in 10 or 25 should be now play style choice, not a meassurement to skill.

    Also, for first video there seems to be a problem ("user removed this video" for me)
  1. hardtofin's Avatar
    The damage of Fireballs automatically cast by Temple Fireshaper with Molten Barrier active has been adjusted in normal and Heroic difficulty.
    The damage of Pact of Darkness cast by Temple Shadowlancer has been adjusted in normal and Heroic difficulty.



    When they say "adjusted" what do they mean, they nerfed it or buffed it? Any way of finding an official source on what they did? Talk about vague!
  1. Dalinth's Avatar
    Nobody knows. I have a feeling it's lower than yesterday.
  1. Jinna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lios View Post
    Well, can't really create a site atm, as I can't add a character... MMO killed again?
    Yeah I got this too. Seems to be overloaded atm.
  1. dulci5's Avatar
    Those vids were pretty epic, all those people cheering and stuff .. and nice that Mike plays the guitar
  1. Poysonivy's Avatar
    When are they going to fix the epic LW pattern at 525? You can buy them at 425 skill but they are bugged.
  1. Valkyri's Avatar
    Real men raid 25 man raids.
  1. Sevantha's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jinna View Post
    Yeah I got this too. Seems to be overloaded atm.
    I don't think its overloaded. There has been some problems with the armory since blizzard changed to the new one. The problem seems to be mainly with the EU armory tho.
    http://www.wowstead.com/forums/commu...m-verification
  1. DrgnDancer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hardtofin View Post
    The damage of Fireballs automatically cast by Temple Fireshaper with Molten Barrier active has been adjusted in normal and Heroic difficulty.
    The damage of Pact of Darkness cast by Temple Shadowlancer has been adjusted in normal and Heroic difficulty.



    When they say "adjusted" what do they mean, they nerfed it or buffed it? Any way of finding an official source on what they did? Talk about vague!
    As a guess they nerfed it. Those were particularly difficult add packs without a lot of CC. Not impossible, but fairly difficult. We wiped on them a couple times in a Random that was overall quite good and cleared the rest of the instance with minimal wipes, we just had limited CC.

    On a side note I'm surprised none of resident conspiracy theorists have jumped in yet to declaim the horror of MMO-Champ advertising a new Curse service on the front page. Surely someone must believe this is the end of the world and that it's clearly the first step to MMO-champ just becoming a giant page full of ads? Come on guys, entertain me :-)
  1. WaitingforSWTOR's Avatar
    hahah just 10 days since launch and the first wave of dungeon nerfs is live

    Inb4 AoE farming is back
  1. mordras's Avatar
    WoWStead enters Public Beta NOW? Are you kidding me? Would have been nice if this was done 3 months ago prior to transitioning people over from the old site! Oh well I'm happy with guildzilla.
  1. Retador's Avatar
    raiding 25 man raids dosent make you a man
  1. chipsky's Avatar
    Can't get wowstead to complete verification. Borked.
  1. bloodwine77's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Valkyri View Post
    Real men raid 25 man raids.
    You keep telling yourself that. There is no individual skill difference between 10-man and 25-man raids. The only real difference is that there are higher odds of mouth-breathers in a 25-man raid and you have to manage them. Hell, the joke back during the days of 40-man raiding is that it took just as long to form and setup the raid as it does to actually work on the content.

    In simpler terms, 25-man raids are only harder in the sense that you have more people to manage and more points of failure.

    Personally, I've retired from 25-man raiding and prefer to do 10-man raiding with a smaller group of like-minded, fun people and there is a lot less drama and issues because usually everybody is on the same page.

    In the end, WoW is a social game. Some people might prefer running with bigger packs while others might prefer smaller cliques.

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