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Darkmoon Faire Has Begun
The brand new Darkmoon Faire started today and the new games await! You can get there via the locations where the old fair used to be, right outside of Thunder Bluff and Stormwind.

The daily quests now give just 1 x Darkmoon Prize Ticket each instead of 5.



Patch 4.3 Profession Changes
We didn't plan on posting profession changes, but people are still confused about epic gems and still profiting off of Maelstrom Shatter, so it is time for another update! Patch 4.3 brought several new professions changes, including new crafted items, gems, and spells.

Blacksmithing
TypeNameReagentsSource
LegsPyrium Legplates of Purified Evil8x40x4x8xDragon Soul Raid Zone
LegsUnstoppable Destroyer's Legplates8x40x4x8xDragon Soul Raid Zone
LegsFoundations of Courage8x10x4x8xDragon Soul Raid Zone
WristSoul Redeemer Bracers4x30x2x4xDragon Soul Raid Zone
WristBracers of Destructive Strength4x30x2x4xDragon Soul Raid Zone
WristTitanguard Wristplates4x10x2x4xDragon Soul Raid Zone


Enchanting
LevelNameReagentsDescription
515Maelstrom Shatter1xSplits a Maelstrom Crystal into two Heavenly Shards.
515Formula: Enchant Weapon - Executioner6x10x6x30x3xSold by Dealer Jadyan. Not limited quantity


Inscription
LevelNameReagentsDescription
105Glyph of Shadow3x1xAlters the appearance of your Shadowform.


Leatherworking
SlotNameReagentsSource
LegsLeggings of Nature's Champion8x40x4x8xDragon Soul Raid Zone
LegsDeathscale Leggings8x40x4x8xDragon Soul Raid Zone
LegsBladeshadow Leggings8x20x20x4x8xDragon Soul Raid Zone
LegsRended Earth Leggings8x25x10x10x4x8xDragon Soul Raid Zone
WristsBracers of Flowing Serenity4x10x10x10x2x4xDragon Soul Raid Zone
WristsThundering Deathscale Wristguards4x20x30x2x4xDragon Soul Raid Zone
WristsBladeshadow Wristguards4x20x20x2x4xDragon Soul Raid Zone
WristsBracers of the Hunter-Killer4x20x20x2x4xDragon Soul Raid Zone


Tailoring
SlotNameReagentsSource
LegsWorld Mender's Pants8x8xDragon Soul Raid Zone
LegsLavaquake Legwraps8x8xDragon Soul Raid Zone
WristDreamwraps of the Light8x4xDragon Soul Raid Zone
WristBracers of Unconquered Power5x4xDragon Soul Raid Zone
ChestBlack Silk Vest5x4xWorld Drop?


Jewelcrafting
LevelNameReagentsSource
510Vicious Sapphire Ring1x4x8xJewelcrafting Trainer
510Vicious Amberjewel Band1x4x8xJewelcrafting Trainer
510Vicious Ruby Signet1x4x8xJewelcrafting Trainer
520Vicious Sapphire Necklace1x5x8x4xJewelcrafting Trainer
520Vicious Amberjewel Pendant1x5x8x4xJewelcrafting Trainer
520Vicious Ruby Choker1x5x8x6xJewelcrafting Trainer


Epic Gems
Epic quality gems were released in Patch 4.3 however they are not obtainable through prospecting ore this time. You can obtain them from:


  • Bosses within the Dragon Soul raid.
  • Mote of Darkness, which are obtained from the first 7 boss' in Dragon Soul, are used to purchase a Crystalline Geodes from Dasnurimi on the ground floor of Wyrmrest Temple within the Dragon Soul raid that reward either an uncommon, rare, or epic gem.
  • Essence of Corrupted Deathwing drops from Madness of Deathwing in Dragon Soul and are used to purchase Elementium-Coated Geode from Dasnurimi on the ground floor of Wyrmrest Temple within the Dragon Soul raid which obtain either a Shadow Spinal (Purple), Lava Coral (Orange) or Queens Garnet (Red).
  • Patterns are purchaseable from vendors in Orgrimmar & Stormwind. Purchasing a Tome of Burning Jewels costs 4 x Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Token and rewards a random epic quality JC pattern, or you can purchase individual specific patterns for 5 x Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Token per pattern.
  • Currently Jewelcrafting only gems are not being upgraded.




Archaeology

Archaeology leveling speed was also increased, now granting 5-9 fragments per dig. The number of fragments required to solve an artifact has also been decreased slightly. The Archy addon that we previously reviewed has been updated for 4.3 as well!


Fishing

Fishing leveling speed was increased with Patch 4.3, now taking roughly half of the time to level 1-525. El of El's Anglin did the leveling and made a nice graph.



Summer 2012 Blizzard Entertainment Internships
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
What’s better than playing Blizzard games? Shaping them!

Blizzard Entertainment’s internship program is designed to give college students an opportunity to work directly with development teams and business operations departments to gain hands-on experience.

We have opportunities in departments throughout the company, including development, licensing, eSports, publishing, and quality assurance.
Internship Program At-A-Glance

  • Applicants must be currently studying at a university or college in the United States and planning to return to school in the fall of 2012 after the internship
  • 12-week paid opportunities during the summer
  • Located at Blizzard headquarters in Irvine, CA
  • Applications must be submitted no later than January 31, 2012

If you’re a student, or know of one who’d be interested, head on over to the Internships page to submit your application!

Blizzard Entertainment's Student Art Contest
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Blizzard Entertainment's university relations and World of Warcraft development team are proud to present their first-ever student art contest.

If you’re a current university or college student you could be one of three grand-prize winners to be awarded a package containing a t-shirt, a free year of World of Warcraft, a Blizzard notebook containing an original sketch, and a three-month mentorship with a World of Warcraft artist! Submissions must consist of a 3D modeled and textured set piece, fit for use in World of Warcraft.

Check out the link for more information, official rules, and submission form.

The submission deadline is January 15, 2012. Good luck!

Blizzard Holiday Dessert Contest 2011
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Most people enjoy the holiday tradition of sharing a meal with family and friends -- and delicious desserts are a big part of the reason why. This year, we're hungry to see you spread holiday joy from your kitchen by cooking up sweet culinary creations -- and finishing them off with a Blizzard touch.

Simply prepare and decorate a Warcraft, StarCraft, or Diablo-themed dessert. Take a picture of your creative confection and submit it, and you might just find something special under your tree from Greatfather Winter!

We will handpick three of the most inventive, hearth-warming, or funny entries to win awesome prizes:

First Place
  • Wilton Ultimate Decorating Set
  • Marauder StarCraft II Gaming Keyboard
  • Banshee StarCraft II Gaming Headset
  • Spectre StarCraft II Gaming Mouse

Second Place
  • Marauder StarCraft II Gaming Keyboard
  • Banshee StarCraft II Gaming Headset
  • Spectre StarCraft II Gaming Mouse

Third Place
  • StarCraft II Zerg Edition Messenger Bag

We're waiting to see what delightful, dazzling, and delicious submissions you whip up. The contest begins on November 29. If you're ready to put on your apron and get cooking, you can find the contest rules here.
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Comments 79 Comments
  1. Kazlehoff's Avatar
    i really wish they hadnt mentioned Formula: Enchant Weapon - Executioner being available again, i sold one for 2k today... and bought it for 15g. best investment i ever made.
  1. asphyx5's Avatar
    The daily quests now give just 1 x Darkmoon Prize Ticket each instead of 5.

    Wtf, why the change? Don't give me this x5 tickets was to OP!
  1. Tinykong's Avatar
    So blacksmithing is now the best profession?
  1. Nahaz's Avatar
    Maybe Blizzard can make the new Epics available from prospecting Pyerite ore only?
  1. twelvedogs's Avatar
    heh, i have max fishing on 2 toons and max archy on one. Why you don't think it doesn't need this nerf i'll never get because it wasn't hard, i just had to grit my teeth and fish etc for hours on end while watching tv. so my special ability is watching TV?
  1. rockdontroll's Avatar
    PVPers.. go to the damn AH you slackers

    for a billion dollar company, blizzard sure is pulling out all their stops with their "StarCraft II Zerg Edition Messenger Bag" prizes
  1. Kilmir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by beigemore View Post
    I don't recall reading about it, but it seems that tailors' Northern Cloth Scavenging works on Cataclysm mobs now.
    That has worked since Cata release. It's been my main source of cloth for months.
  1. Airath's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rockdontroll View Post
    PVPers.. go to the damn AH you slackers
    With the current drop rate of epic gems, it will take ages for them to even appear on the AH.
    With all the BoP and raid-only crap the AH is getting pretty useless lately.
  1. Kroheike's Avatar
    Finally an improvement in archaeology, though i hoped they would just increase the chance to get the items you're missing i guess such an improvement is not bad either
  1. Noctim's Avatar
    lol one replica of the dungeon set costs 55 - 75 prize tickets. do they think i'm stupid? 4 x 75 + 4 x 55 = 520 daily quests (!!) this is ridiculous.
  1. Irezumi's Avatar
    I'm so glad they decided to put in some sweet new blue JC patterns, I know so many people who have been clamoring for some rares to mix in with their epics. Seriously, 377 rares, who thought of that? With heroics giving 378's and LFR giving 384's not to mention 397 crafted and Valor rewards, will anyone even craft one of these things? Also, for the price of the rare gems still being 200+ for red, those rings would have to fetch 800-1000g to break even. I apologize for the rant, but I've never been less thrilled about JC at any point.
  1. segoplout's Avatar
    Hahaha fishing nerfed by 50%.. Why not just allow a maxed out 2 prof lvl 85 with 1 million gold with the click of a button blizz. Then you would have far more people standing around the capital city wondering what to do in this shell of a former game? So sad..
  1. merex760's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Noctim View Post
    lol one replica of the dungeon set costs 55 - 75 prize tickets. do they think i'm stupid? 4 x 75 + 4 x 55 = 520 daily quests (!!) this is ridiculous.
    And at 5 daily quests per day, that's over 3 months to get ONE replica set. Providing you do all the dailies every day. No way I'm doing that crap.
  1. Hatredsheart's Avatar
    Another patch, another kick in the nuts for Alchemy. Not even so much as a new transmute. No-one gives a toss about truegold anymore, cauldrons killed the demand for flasks, I can sell the herbs for only 1-2g less than if I bothered making flasks with them, only benefit I'm getting at the moment is flasks lasting twice as long in raids.Cheers Blizz,that alone is worth levelling alch to 525 for....
  1. F-Minus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatredsheart View Post
    Another patch, another kick in the nuts for Alchemy. Not even so much as a new transmute. No-one gives a toss about truegold anymore, cauldrons killed the demand for flasks, I can sell the herbs for only 1-2g less than if I bothered making flasks with them, only benefit I'm getting at the moment is flasks lasting twice as long in raids.Cheers Blizz,that alone is worth levelling alch to 525 for....
    It's one if not the easiest profession to level, stop complaining. The benefits are also awesome, permanent flask, longer durations... Also Cauldrons still require flasks to make and flasks still sell on the AH as opposed to any crafted gear, cause everyone is getting it from their guild crafters anyway.
  1. Yakshamash's Avatar
    I like Darkmoon Faire so much. But no way I'm doing crazy boss farm for artifacts and that daily nerf is bs. So, I'm out. If they think that I'm crazy enough to do dailies/collect artifacts a whole year to get replica set/mount/pet, something is really fked with their brains. GW2, here I come...
  1. seru's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatredsheart View Post
    Another patch, another kick in the nuts for Alchemy. Not even so much as a new transmute. No-one gives a toss about truegold anymore, cauldrons killed the demand for flasks, I can sell the herbs for only 1-2g less than if I bothered making flasks with them, only benefit I'm getting at the moment is flasks lasting twice as long in raids.Cheers Blizz,that alone is worth levelling alch to 525 for....
    what about engineering? what other than personal benefits could i get? and no one is complaining, bcs noone expect he would do tone of golds with engineering. if you want to make money, do jwc, enchanting or somethin
  1. Achaman's Avatar
    long time no see El
  1. Roudene's Avatar
    I knew that they have to screw something in this patch :P That was too good. Now I wonder how much "smaller" and worse MoP will be.
  1. yell's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yakshamash View Post
    I like Darkmoon Faire so much. But no way I'm doing crazy boss farm for artifacts and that daily nerf is bs. So, I'm out. If they think that I'm crazy enough to do dailies/collect artifacts a whole year to get replica set/mount/pet, something is really fked with their brains. GW2, here I come...
    bye bye.


    Hint for other look at the "under construction" tents.

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