MMO-Champion - Guide Writing Contest, Maloriak & Chimaeron World First Kills, Dec 20 Hotfixes
Update - Added a very important rule to the contest.
  • New content only - I have absolutely no way to check if you're the original author of a guide if you already posted it somewhere else. People caught cheating by stealing other people's work on other sites will be permanently banned from the forums.

MMO-Champion Guide Contest - Win a Mottled Drake and a Riding Turtle!
After the ridiculously popular Facebook giveaways during the week-end, I came to the conclusion that my users like free stuff and I decided to kick it up a notch with a contest.


Prizes
All the TCG related prizes, including the mounts, are courtesy of WoWTCGLoot.com who was nice enough to send tons of awesome stuff my way.



Your guide
  • The only thing you have to do is to write the best guide you can! It can be anything, raid guide, auction house guide, profession guide, class guides, addons configuration guide, guide on how to make your level 1 alt look awesome, guide on how to tweak and optimize WoW, etc ... The possibilities are endless.
  • Picking something original is nice, but keep in mind that the main purpose of a guide is to be helpful. Also keep in mind that it has to be related to WoW!!!
  • I think any kind of content is allowed as long as it can go on the main page. Pictures will make anything better and I strongly suggest that you use them (and don't rush them on paint) but you can totally expand to videos or HTML/Javascript (keep it simple, please)
  • If you plan to use HTML/Javascript you will have to host that part of your guide on your own site, I won't let you embed it on the forums for very obvious security reasons.
  • If you need to upload images, use imgur.com, they're nice.

Contest Rules
  • The contest starts as soon as this news post goes up and will end on Tuesday 28th December at 08:00PM GMT.
  • Your guide has to be posted in the Guide Submission Forum. One entry per person.
  • New content only - I have absolutely no way to check if you're the original author of a guide if you already posted it somewhere else. People caught cheating by stealing other people's work on other sites will be permanently banned from the forums.
  • You are free to edit the content of your guide until the end of the contest, on Tuesday 28th December at 08:00PM GMT the forums will be locked and all the guides there will be reviewed.
  • Other forum users can not see your guide and will not steal your ideas. To prevent any drama the guides are also hidden for moderators and global moderators and the only people who can see them are the Administrators (who aren't allowed to participate, obviously).
  • The winners are the people who come up with the best guide. They will be announced shortly after the end of the contest and the winning guides will be published on the front page over the next few days.
  • After all the winners have been announced and their guides published on the front page, the guides submission forum will become public and users will be free to check any of the guide submitted during the contest.

Good luck!


Maloriak 25-Man Heroic World First Kill by Premonition
Premonition (US - Sen'jin) was the first guild in the world to be the Slayers of Stupid, Incompetent, and Disappointing Minions. Congratulations to them! (And because you're all going to ask, yes, the title is temporary)



Chimaeron 10-Man Heroic World First Kill by Ensidia
Ensidia keeps progressing in 10-man mode and got the world first kill on their 4th boss: Chimaeron in the Blackwing Descent. Congratulations to them!



Cataclysm Hotfixes - Updated Dec. 20
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 20
General
  • Paid services now allow characters level 81 or higher to be transferred with up to 50,000 gold.
  • Several Winter's Veil decorations and NPCs have been checked for proper placement.
  • Silverbound Treasure Chests can now be opened and looted correctly.

Hunter (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Cobra Shot is no longer refreshing the duration of the Wyvern Sting damage-over-time effect. Cobra Shot is correctly extending the damage-over-time effect applied by Serpent Sting.

Mage (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Conjuring refreshments no longer count toward achievements like Set the Oven to "Cataclysmic" and Time To Open A Restaurant.
  • Impact is no longer applying damage-over-time effects to enemy targets who are not within line-of-sight of the original target. A target in line-of-sight with the original target is still affected appropriately, even if they are not in sight of the mage.

Priest (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • The range of the heal on Atonement has been increased to 15 yards. It has been verified to be working correctly for the priest and party/raid members.
  • Chakra is no longer consumed by a Prayer of Mending bounce.
  • Guardian Spirit's capped value did not rise properly from level 80-85. This has been corrected.

Dungeons & Raids
  • Lava Surgers present in several dungeons now have loot and can be mined.

Bastion of Twilight
  • Cho'gall's Worshipping effect can now correctly be interrupted with stuns and other interrupt abilities.
  • Valiona will now prioritize taking flight and interrupt Devouring Flames if it's cast during a transition.

Blackrock Caverns
  • Bellows Slaves no longer grant reputation.

Blackwing Descent
  • Lava Parasites will no longer cause the Magmaw encounter to reset if they Evade. In addition, their mounting range has been reduced to 5 yards and they can fail to mount when attacking players.

Grim Batol
  • Quests for Grim Batol are now appropriately flagged as dungeon quests.

Halls of Origination
  • Players are now able to zone into the dungeon if Anraphet is in combat.

Lost City of the Tol'vir
  • The Lockmaw encounter no longer resets if a Frenzied Crocolisk Evades.
  • Players are now able to zone into the dungeon if General Hussam is in combat.

The Stonecore
  • Ozruk's Paralyze ability is not supposed to critically hit and has been fixed.

Items
  • The buff from Corrupted Egg Shell will no longer absorb more than its intended amount.
  • Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade is no longer showing as available for purchase by any class but death knights.
  • Several shirts have been corrected so they no longer cause a player's item level to increase. They are item level 1.

Professions
  • The search radius to find an Archaeology node from the Archaeology ability Survey has been increased. This will result in fewer searches needed while in the "green" range of surveying.
  • The Alchemy specialization Elixir Master was granting extra potion procs instead of Potion Master when used on Cataclysm level recipes. The potions found to be causing this have been fixed.
  • Both Willful Ember Topaz and Lucent Ember Topaz no longer award skill past 515 Jewelcrafting skill. The designs still show as grey in the Profession window, but no longer award skill up to 525.
  • Several cooking recipes were not counting toward the achievement Set the Oven to "Cataclysmic" and have been updated. Note that Darkbrew Lager, Highland Spirits, and Chocolate Cookie are not intended to count for this achievement.

PvP
  • Killing a level 85 dwarf mage now properly updates the achievement criteria for Dwarf Slayer.
  • The return portal from Tol Barad now takes players to the appropriate capital city near the portal to Tol Barad.

Quests & Creatures
  • Shy Highlands Turkeys in Twilight Highlands are now coming out to play for achievements.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Guide Writing Contest, Maloriak & Chimaeron World First Kills, Dec 20 Hotfixes started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 104 Comments
  1. implicationmmo's Avatar
    "After the ridiculously popular Facebook giveaways during the week-end, I came to the conclusion that my users like free stuff and I decided to kick it up a notch with a contest."

    That made my day

    GZ to premonition.

    As ensidia had already killed a boss in 10 man in heroic in BWD and BoT, must they now keep on 10 man raiding until the reset?
  1. TIMTIMf3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by implicationmmo View Post
    "After the ridiculously popular Facebook giveaways during the week-end, I came to the conclusion that my users like free stuff and I decided to kick it up a notch with a contest."

    That made my day

    GZ to premonition.

    As ensidia had already killed a boss in 10 man in heroic in BWD and BoT, must they now keep on 10 man raiding until the reset?
    No, they can switch to 25-man if they would want to.
  1. M03G's Avatar
    language guide should be English only?
  1. wg15's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TIMTIMf3 View Post
    No, they can switch to 25-man if they would want to.
    but they don't want, because they know 10 man is easier and think they can easily get world firsts. Ensidia is just awful now
  1. TobiasX's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by wg15 View Post
    but they don't want, because they know 10 man is easier and think they can easily get world firsts. Ensidia is just awful now
    If it's easier then hopefully blizzard will change things so it isn't.

    That title really shouldn't be temporary; I don't mind what I have to do for it but that title is amazing.
  1. Kyiran's Avatar
    Even assuming the boss is tuned perfectly equally in 10 and 25 to be the same difficulty (unlikely to be perfectly equal and difficulty is too subjective to quantify like that anyway) 10 of world-first calibre players is easier to get than 25 players of the same caliber. hence, 10m = easier by default. Guess ensidia can't hack it in 25 world first competition anymore, so they're continually going for 10's.
  1. Dannz's Avatar
    rofl, best title in-game :3
  1. kronpas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ; View Post
    but they don't want, because they know 10 man is easier and think they can easily get world firsts. Ensidia is just awful now
    How do you know 10m is easier? Are you in Ensidia run or you cleared HM bosses in both 10m/25m to compare?
  1. Boubouille's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by M03G View Post
    language guide should be English only?
    Yeah, if we start supporting other languages it will be hell. English only, definitely.
  1. Enthorn's Avatar
    In this thread: people who probably haven't even started raiding yet claiming Ensidia is taking easy road by doing world first 10 man hard modes instead of 25 mans.
  1. Kharney's Avatar
    The Stonecore
    •Ozruk's Paralyze ability is not supposed to critically hit and has been fixed.

    could also be:
    Heroic dungeons are not suppposed to be that hard and we've been tuning them down.

    ...for the love of mudd, stop it!
  1. Kyiran's Avatar
    In this thread: people who don't pretend to be a world class guild when they do 10m's instead of 25m's. If they could do 25's - they would be. Why? Because that's what every other world class guild is doing.
  1. Nest's Avatar
    Good luck to everyone that is going to take part in the content. ;3
  1. aydar478's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by wg15 View Post
    but they don't want, because they know 10 man is easier and think they can easily get world firsts. Ensidia is just awful now
    Haha, who are you to judge?
  1. Nikkaszal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kharney View Post
    The Stonecore
    •Ozruk's Paralyze ability is not supposed to critically hit and has been fixed.

    could also be:
    Heroic dungeons are not suppposed to be that hard and we've been tuning them down.

    ...for the love of mudd, stop it!
    It's not a nerf, mate, it's a hotfix of an unintended encounter bug which people would never see if they were doing it right. If they were doing it wrong they were taking more damage sometimes. HURRRRR?

    For the love of mudd, think before you post!
  1. kronpas's Avatar
    Magic damage aint supposed to be crit, esp. in unavoidable cases
  1. Kokiron's Avatar
    Update - Added a very important rule to the contest.
    New content only - I have absolutely no way to check if you're the original author of a guide if you already posted it somewhere else. People caught cheating by stealing other people's work on other sites will be permanently banned from the forums.
    Dangit, after I go and edit up one of my older guides and post it >__< Should I leave it or delete for now and come up with something else?

    Edit: Or damn, I can't find the delete post option. fml
  1. Exiztence's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyiran View Post
    Even assuming the boss is tuned perfectly equally in 10 and 25 to be the same difficulty (unlikely to be perfectly equal and difficulty is too subjective to quantify like that anyway) 10 of world-first calibre players is easier to get than 25 players of the same caliber. hence, 10m = easier by default. Guess ensidia can't hack it in 25 world first competition anymore, so they're continually going for 10's.
    Amusingly clueless.
  1. Rokee's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)


    • Killing a level 85 dwarf mage now properly updates the achievement criteria for Dwarf Slayer.
    I'm sorry Blizz, but from my point of view, there aren't any Dwarf mages in WoW.

    Seriously, NOBODY plays that combination. I've never even seen a low level one.
  1. dwbrown7680's Avatar
    Ensidia knows what they're doing. They can look around and see that every other world class guild that has been competing with them for world-firsts are still doing ALL their raids in 25m. So they are specifically chosing to do most of these (they got CoW in 25) on 10m knowing how it's going to look and how people are going to react. Most people are viewing it as them stepping back and not being able to hang with Paragon/Premonition and the like, which seems pretty apparent. If you really wanted to stay relevant and noteworthy, you could have gotten by with doing one on 10, but not 3 of 4 as they've done now.

    I personally find it hilarious, because while that guild is full of some amazing WoW players, people like Kungen with their attitudes ruin the perception of that guild making thousands upon thousands actively root against them. Grats to Premonition though, keep up the good work.

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