Druid Fire Cat Form - Fandral's Flamescythe
The premade druids on PTRs are now equipped with Fandral's Flamescythe
(Majordomo Staghelm Loot - Firelands Raid) and players had a chance to test a very interesting feature of this weapon: the druid automatically changes into a fire cat when in combat!
Patch 4.2 - Updated Valor Points Rewards
Valor Points rewarded were updated in the latest build of Patch 4.2, names have been moved around, item models have changed, and most importantly a couple of stats were changed. Among other things, Relic items now have a Prismatic gem slot instead of a Red one
See the updated list below, now with item screenshots.
Avengers of Hyjal - Updated Reputation Rewards
|378||Thrown||Melee||Thrown||Morningstar Shard||700 x |
|378||Thrown||Melee||Thrown||Giantslicer||700 x |
|378||Thrown||Tank||Thrown||Deflecting Star||700 x |
|378||Wand||Spell DPS||Ranged||Trail of Embers||700 x |
|378||Wand||Spell Spirit||Ranged||Scorchvine Wand||700 x |
|378||Plate||Melee||Wrist||Gigantiform Bracers||1,250 x |
|378||Plate||Spell Spirit||Wrist||Bracers of Imperious Truths||1,250 x |
|378||Plate||Tank||Wrist||Bracers of Regal Force||1,250 x |
|378||Mail||Physical DPS||Wrist||Bracers of Forked Lightning||1,250 x |
|378||Mail||Spell Spirit||Wrist||Bracers of Misting Ash||1,250 x |
|378||Leather||Melee||Wrist||Flamebinder Bracers||1,250 x |
|378||Leather||Spell Spirit||Wrist||Smolderskull Bindings||1,250 x |
|378||Cloth||Spell DPS||Wrist||Emberflame Bracers||1,250 x |
|378||Cloth||Spell Spirit||Wrist||Firesoul Wristguards||1,250 x |
|378||Neck||Melee||Neck||Stoneheart Choker||1,250 x |
|378||Neck||Physical DPS||Neck||Necklace of Smoke Signals||1,250 x |
|378||Neck||Spell DPS||Neck||Amulet of Burning Brilliance||1,250 x |
|378||Neck||Spell Spirit||Neck||Firemind Pendant||1,250 x |
|378||Neck||Tank||Neck||Stoneheart Necklace||1,250 x |
|378||Finger||Melee||Finger||Serrated Brimstone Signet||1,250 x |
|378||Finger||Physical DPS||Finger||Splintered Brimstone Seal||1,250 x |
|378||Finger||Spell DPS||Finger||Crystalline Brimstone Ring||1,250 x |
|378||Finger||Spell Spirit||Finger||Soothing Brimstone Circle||1,250 x |
|378||Finger||Tank||Finger||Deflecting Brimstone Band||1,250 x |
|378||Relic||Melee||Relic||Relic of the Elemental Lords||1,250 x |
|378||Relic||Physical DPS||Relic||Covenant of the Flame||700 x |
|378||Relic||Spell DPS||Relic||Soulflame Vial||700 x |
|378||Relic||Spell Spirit||Relic||Singed Plume of Aviana||700 x |
|378||Relic||Tank||Relic||Deathclutch Figurine||700 x |
The Avengers of Hyjal reputation rewards now seem to be final and it's time for a recap! All the items now have screenshots and I also included prices and reputation requirements for each item.
Computers - Setup of the Month (by chaud)
Each month or every 2 months, depending on the hardware evolutions, the lovely chaud
will work on a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer!
New SSDs are here, faster and more expensive than the current generation. Look for small price drops over the next few months as the last gen is put on sale. New AMD CPUs will be here in August or later, performance is still unknown.
Make sure to keep your AMD
drivers up to date. If you experience problems after updating, roll back to the recommended Nvidia Drivers
New to building your own computer? ArsTechnica
recently released a nice guide for new builders (Part 2
and Part 3
). They don't talk about it specifically, but Artic Silver 5
is standard for thermal compound, avoid using what came with your heatsink. Usually it is easier to connect the case headers when the motherboard is not in the case, provided the wires are long enough. She does mention a five hour build time, two hours seems more likely.
Don't hesitate to post any feedback in the comments of that news post, and don't forget to visit the Computer Forum
for any extra questions!
Puppy and Dolphin
Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn. SSDs are always optional.