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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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  1. sicness's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sneek View Post
    real man raided 40 man raids

    There are no real man in wow anymore
    Right... when half the raid can afk while you down a boss those were definitely 'real man raids'.
  1. Team Frosty's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Second View Post
    Badly designed if you asked me. I got to character selection, typed my char's name (and misstyped one char) and now i am stucked at 5 tries to confirm its really not my character, and after i failed all i got was i can try again in 3 hours
    Oh well, maybe simple "reset" button would make the job. Or create a new guild should be really new one and add some save button for your progress. Or just throttle the char confirmation by time instead of tries. You get the idea - it should be moron-proof
    guildzilla.com
  1. Rainei's Avatar
    wowsteads BEEN public for ages dumbass...

    and the girl in the gold bikini top in the 2nd video is freakin hot...
  1. unkn0wnerr0r's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Morlin View Post
    You're wrong, plain and simple.
    First you can not deny there are more people in 25 mans than there are in 10. Now do things hit harder in 25 man vs 10 man? Yes. There are more aoes, more things for healers to keep track of, more things for everyone in the raid to keep track of. If you have a stackingdot, with an aoe component in 10 man it's easy to spread out. In 25 man it's harder. It's a bit harder to see certain markers for bosses in 25 mans.

    You may not like it, but 25 mans are harder. Saying it isn't just shows you for the wrath baby you are.
  1. Argroth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by det View Post
    Yeah, because being the second best guild in the world is a failure. Wonder where you were ranked?

    Apart from that, if you consider 10 man raiding a lolol business, funny how most guilds in the top 10 ranked are 25 man guilds...in fact the pretty even mix of 10 and 25 man guilds seem to suggest that tuning both raidsizes as similar as possible is working....

    ---------- Post added 2010-12-17 at 10:29 PM ----------



    That is the spirit. We need more argumentations like that (also know as polemic). Indeed, 25 mans are not 10 mans because ....doh..they need 15 men more. That is not fanboism, that is basic maths.

    And the other thing you claim is "the truth" because....you say so? Or because you can actually prove it because you are part of a 10 man AND 25 man that has at least 12/12 normal?

    ---------- Post added 2010-12-17 at 10:33 PM ----------



    Hm..is that so? So why do you post here? You care so much about the people not caring that you are now their spokesman?
    Fanboy moron who thinks he is the voice of the people just as much as he tries to deny that the people hes replying to are. "Hardcore Raiders" can go die of malnutrition cause they play constantly for weeks after an expansion comes out ala Southpark style, then sites like this expect praise for morons who negelect the real world for very useless achievements like this. Dedication is one thing retardation with skewed priorities is a problem
  1. Zweistein's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Valkyri View Post
    Real men raid 25 man raids.
    Real men don't play WOW, my friedn
  1. Argroth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zweistein View Post
    Real men don't play WOW, my friedn
    real men spell correctly even when they make an invalid point like this ^
  1. Sunjalo's Avatar
    Real man play wow and other RL stuff
  1. Alexandra's Avatar
    raaage :< grats guys.
  1. Freecandy's Avatar
    Paragon rulezz

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