Update - 2200 Weapons Delay
No blue post today as it was a holiday week-end, at this point we're just waiting for Patch 4.1 to hit the PTRs anyway. (Or official Patch 4.1 previews, I guess!)
Battleground Horde/Alliance Win Ratio
People often wonder what the Horde/Alliance win ratio in battlegrounds are, Blizzard never gave away those % but the question can be answered by scanning a lot of characters on the Armory and compiling their battlegrounds wins statistics.
- 1. The first scan has been made a year ago.
- 2. The "Battles in the Last Year" graph is basically this month's scan minus the results of last year's scan. Deleted/transfered characters were removed from the stats.
- 3. Even if the amount of people scanned is huge, don't take these stats as a 100% truth. Only Blizzard can be 100% sure of that, especially since it's very hard to gather a lot of data from the Armory.
- 4. Before you yell on forums, make sure you look at the % on the left, the lowest % is 42% and the highest is 58%.
The "Battlegrounds Wins in the Last Year" graph is the only thing you should look at if you want an idea of how things are balanced these days.
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!
Sandy Bridge motherboards were recalled because of a flaw in one of the SATA ports (see Sandy Bridge). They will not be available for purchase at least until March or April. New SSDs are almost here, faster and more expensive than the current generation.
Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date.
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!
Component Puppy Dolphin Monitor ASUS VW224U 22-Inch Widescreen - $148 ASUS VW246H 24-Inch Widescreen - $200 Keyboard Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000 - $25 Cyborg V.5 - $38 Mouse Logitech MX518 - $22 Logitech G500 - $54 Speakers Logitech S220 2.1 Speaker System - $28 Logitech Z313 Speaker System - $40 Component Narwhal Unicorn Monitor Dell E2311H 23-inch LED-backlit Widescreen - $315 Dell UltraSharp U2410 24-inch (IPS Panel) - $560 Keyboard Logitech G110 - $65 Razer BlackWidow (Backlit)- $73 ($120) Mouse Razer Deathadder - $47 Razer Naga (Buttons on the Side) - $70 Speakers Creative Inspire T3130 2.1 Speaker System - $50 Logitech Speaker System Z523 - $83
Puppy and Dolphin
Component Puppy Dolphin Case NZXT GAMMA Classic - $40 NZXT GAMMA Classic - $40 Power Supply Corsair 650TX - $60 Corsair 650TX - $60 CPU AMD Athlon II X4 635 AM3 - $100 AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition - $140 Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $28 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $28 Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 - $90 GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 - $135 Memory 4GB PNY Optima DDR3 10600 - $35 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws F3 4GB 12800 DDR3 - $58 Graphics Card XFX 5770 - $137 XFX 6850 or EVGA GTX 460 - $177 / $222 Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB - $40 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB - $62 DVD Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $25 Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $25 Total $555 $725 / $770
Narwhal and Unicorn
Component Narwhal Unicorn Case Cooler Master Centurion 5 II - $61 Cooler Master HAF932 - $120 Power Supply Corsair 650TX - $60 Corsair 750HX (7 Year Warranty) - $127 CPU Intel i5-760 - $210 Intel i7-950 - $300 Heatsink Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme - $59 Noctua 6 NH-D14 - $85 Motherboard ASUS P7P55D-E - $156 Asus Sabertooth X58 (5 Year Warranty) - $211 Memory 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws F3 4GB 12800 DDR3 - $58 6GB G.Skill DDR3 12800 - $88 Graphics Card XFX 6950 1GB OR EVGA GTX 560 Ti- $265 / $275 XFX 6970 - $365 OR EVGA GTX 570 - $380 Hard Drive Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $88 Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $87 SSD None OCZ Vertex 2 120 GB (Review) - $239
Corsair Force 120GB (Review) - $217
DVD Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $25 Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $25 Total $982/ $992 $1647/ $1662