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    WotLK Alpha, Twin Eredars, Blue posts

    Wrath of the Lich King - Alpha starting
    Two days ago I wrote a few lines concerning the first phase of alpha testing for WotLK. During the last few days it's been confirmed by a few other sources and sites and we can assume it will be starting very soon, however there are a few very important point of details you've got to keep in mind :

    • The alpha isn't public, it's mostly restricted to Blizzard employees and a few other people but if you're a normal player you won't be able to enter it.
    • People participating in the alpha testing have accepted a strict NDA and aren't allowed to post even a single screenshot from the expansion.
    • Any email or site asking you to sign up for the beta is a scam, the only goal is to steal your account.

    Blizzard will make tons of announcement when the first phase of public testing will start, and won't send any mail before that.
    [blizzquote="Nethaera;http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=5784520563&postId=57837309401&sid=1#39]Email. It's why when it comes time for a beta, we will remind everyone (sometimes to the point of annoyance) to please please please update your contact information and email. There were many people that never got an invitation because they had a bad email.[/blizzquote"]
    In short, the first phase of beta testing started, it doesn't mean we'll get new information about the expansion anytime soon, and if you were a part of alpha test phase you'd already have your account by now. As soon as you get a chance to enter the beta Blizzard will make sure that you know about it before sending anything in your mail.


    Twin Eredars 2nd world kill by SK-Gaming
    Yesterday at 10:00PM CEST (and 4 hours after Nihilum, see this post), SK-Gaming got the second first kill of the Eredar Twins, 4th boss of the Sunwell Plateau. The competition for the US first kill is still open and we'll probably write something about it when it happens, stay tuned.

    Loots
    [item=34856], [item=34190], [item=35292], [item=34206], [item=34196]



    Hotfixes for the Week of April 7 - 13
    Originally Posted by Slorkuz
    Several bugs have been fixed with the Shattered Sun Pendants.
    • Shattered Sun Pendants of Acumen and Might will now be triggered only by spells and abilities which cause damage.
    • Shattered Sun Pendant of Might will no longer break crowd control effects such as Scattershot with its triggered effect.
    • Shattered Sun Pendants of Acumen, Might, and Restoration now all have correct range limits.

    Other blue posts
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    PvE to PvP Transfers
    We have no current plans to implement PvE to PvP transfers or to launch a new PvP realm at this time. We are aware it's an option if that's what you mean, but we tend to avoid saying words like "never" as things can always change. So in these terms I guess this transfer type has been "on the table" for about 2 or so years now, but we have no plans to implement it right now. (Source)

    Onyxia Attunement will not be removed
    We don't currently have any plans to change this and are comfortable with how it is right now. (Source)

    Are the new music added to the game during the last months available on any soundtrack ?
    Not at this point in time, but should that change, we'll definitely get the word out. It's a common question though. We do have a CD with the new Inn music on it that was sold at BlizzCon, but it's not currently available anywhere else. (Source)

    Europe - Game Time Credit
    Originally Posted by Vaneras (Blue Tracker)
    On April 8th a technical issue caused 6 hours of downtime for the realms of the Crueldad, Hinterhalt, Némésis and Nightfall Battlegroups.

    As a result we will credit all players with an active character on the affected realms with 1 day of game time credit. This will be credited to the eligible accounts in the next few weeks. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience this has caused.

    Comics
    A new comic from GUComics related to this article quoting an executive from THQ saying that World of Warcraft has "peaked".


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    Re: WotLK Alpha, Twin Eredars, Blue posts

    Second kill EU side... >.>

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    Re: WotLK Alpha, Twin Eredars, Blue posts

    Haha, I bet SK and Nihilum wish they could switch loots Nihilum got the dagger with no rogues, SK got the bow with no Hunters

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    Re: WotLK Alpha, Twin Eredars, Blue posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Gellidus
    Haha, I bet SK and Nihilum wish they could switch loots Nihilum got the dagger with no rogues, SK got the bow with no Hunters
    Well actually the dagger is perfect for hunters.
    And the bow is pretty damn good for rogues. :]

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    Re: WotLK Alpha, Twin Eredars, Blue posts

    Lets hope they keep the Beta testing to a minimum for the public, or offer a strict NDA, in which your accounts would be banned if you do.

    I want to open up WoTLK, install it, and be impressed and surprised by everything. I want it mostly like how the original WoW was, not a repeat of TBC with everything mapped out, done, guided and explored. I want there to be challenges with the quests and oddities in rewards, and finding new items for myself.

    Heres to dreaming eh...

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    Re: WotLK Alpha, Twin Eredars, Blue posts

    lol i would rather a dagger go to a rogue first over a hunter, despite how useless daggers have become, and the bow to a hunter first. it's common sense

    and i LOL'd really hard at that comic. THQ is absolutely clueless about everything

    oh and congrats to SK

    yea bluwolfe, i agree. Blizz should really limit access to beta testing to like maybe people who have accounts prior to TBC

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    Re: WotLK Alpha, Twin Eredars, Blue posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluwolfe
    Lets hope they keep the Beta testing to a minimum for the public, or offer a strict NDA, in which your accounts would be banned if you do.

    I want to open up WoTLK, install it, and be impressed and surprised by everything. I want it mostly like how the original WoW was, not a repeat of TBC with everything mapped out, done, guided and explored. I want there to be challenges with the quests and oddities in rewards, and finding new items for myself.

    Heres to dreaming eh...
    Totally agree with you. I'd even say I would take the bugs and "little" problems that arise during the first couple of weeks for granted if everything would be new to 99% of the players.



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    Re: WotLK Alpha, Twin Eredars, Blue posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluwolfe
    Lets hope they keep the Beta testing to a minimum for the public, or offer a strict NDA, in which your accounts would be banned if you do.

    I want to open up WoTLK, install it, and be impressed and surprised by everything. I want it mostly like how the original WoW was, not a repeat of TBC with everything mapped out, done, guided and explored. I want there to be challenges with the quests and oddities in rewards, and finding new items for myself.

    Heres to dreaming eh...
    If you want that, just dont read sites like this one, it's pretty easy. Even if no info was released prior to launch, everything would be mappped out and explored within a week. TBC was totally new to me, I didnt look into it at all and it was alot of fun. I also hadnt played for about a year prior to that which is another suggestion!

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    Re: WotLK Alpha, Twin Eredars, Blue posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluwolfe
    Lets hope they keep the Beta testing to a minimum for the public, or offer a strict NDA, in which your accounts would be banned if you do.

    I want to open up WoTLK, install it, and be impressed and surprised by everything. I want it mostly like how the original WoW was, not a repeat of TBC with everything mapped out, done, guided and explored. I want there to be challenges with the quests and oddities in rewards, and finding new items for myself.

    Heres to dreaming eh...
    If you want that then don't read fansites.

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    Re: WotLK Alpha, Twin Eredars, Blue posts

    [quote=Boubouille ]
    [*]People participating in the alpha testing have accepted a strict NDA and aren't allowed to post even a single screenshot from the expansion.

    *cough*

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    Re: WotLK Alpha, Twin Eredars, Blue posts

    What on earth is a second first kill? First on their server?

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    Re: WotLK Alpha, Twin Eredars, Blue posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Windywoo
    What on earth is a second first kill? First on their server?
    It shouldn't be "second first" but just Second World Kill.

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    Re: WotLK Alpha, Twin Eredars, Blue posts

    Come on... some has to leak some screens!


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