Blue posts officially stopped today and will be back after the holidays, it doesn't mean that updates on the front page will stop and hopefully I will have enough content to keep you busy during the holidays. And, well, if it doesn't work, I'll just throw more free stuff at you.
Guides Contest - Update!
I went through some of the submissions I already received and wanted to point out a few things regarding the contest:
- I saw a couple of people reposting old guides, I even saw a Black Temple guide. I'm not necessarily expecting top-edge Cataclysm info but posting a 3 year old guide there and hoping to win is probably a bit optimistic.
- Pictures, pictures, pictures. They make everything easier to read and pretty, 99% of the submissions I saw lacked some.
- Make sure your text is structured with nice titles, paragraphs, etc ... The forums aren't notepad, use the tools you have!
- The people who are the most likely to win are people who will post fairly detailed guides about an interesting/helpful subject. I saw a couple of short submissions detailing just one tip, even if it's a helpful tip you will probably get trampled in the competition by people who wrote very complete guides about something else.
- That doesn't mean you have to write 15 pages, if you want an example of the what I'm expecting for this contest I guess you could always check out the old and now outdated Auction House Guide I posted a while back. It doesn't mean that you can't surprise me with something awesome.
You have 5 days left to work on your guide. Good luck! (And if you do not know what this is about, check MMO-Champion Guide Contest - Win a Mottled Drake and a Riding Turtle!)
There will probably be another giveaway starting tomorrow.
Chimaeron's 25-Man Heroic World First Kill by Method
Method was the first guild in the world to defeat Chimaeron in 25-Man Heroic mode, congratulations to them! (I also heard that Method is recruiting Druids, Hunters, and Warlocks, if you're interested)
Paragon also killed Chimaeron last night and missed the world first kill by ... 1 minute. Ouch. Congratulations to them as well.
Archaeology Fragments Distribution
Simca posted a very useful thread on the Professions forum compiling data from Archaeology's dig sites to find out which continents are the best to farm fragments of a specific race. I compiled the results in a nice table, original data is mostly from Wowpedia's list of Dig Sites (and a lot of work in-game to make sure it works as intended).
|Races||Eastern Kingdoms (Pre-450)||Eastern Kingdoms (Post-450)||Kalimdor (Pre-450)||Kalimdor (Post-450)||Outland||Northrend|
AFK for the Holidays
After Ghostcrawler's departure from the forums a few weeks ago, Community Managers are also leaving for the holidays. I feel lonely.
Free Character Moves Now Available - Dec. 22
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