Update 04/15 - Post updated with today's news: An interview about Arena Tournament on Gamespy, a few blue posts, and a nice video !
Season 4 rating requirements increased ?
The official armory has been full of surprises lately (See Today's news about the epic gems prices) and we heard about a few interesting potential changes to the 2.4 patch.
This time, the news is much bigger, according to two season 4 items activated on the official armory, the personal rating requirements on shoulders has been increased to 2200. For the moment we don't know yet if it's a definitive change, or if the requirements on weapons have been increased as well.
This also means that we've got the stats of 2 additional season 4 items. Below are the stats gathered during the testing phase of the patch.
Other item stats
Very important note : Most of these items have "outdated" stats, the armor on the sets should be slightly higher. The only armor set up-to-date with the latest version of the PTR is the Paladin one. Keep in mind that all of them are from PTRs and could have been changed since then.
[Brutal Gladiator's Greatsword]
[Brutal Gladiator's Dragonhide Tunic], [Brutal Gladiator's Kodohide Tunic], [Brutal Gladiator's Wyrmhide Tunic]
[Brutal Gladiator's Scaled Chestpiece], [Brutal Gladiator's Scaled Gauntlets], [Brutal Gladiator's Scaled Shoulders], [Brutal Gladiator's Scaled Legguards], [Brutal Gladiator's Scaled Helm], [Guardian's Scaled Belt], [Guardian's Scaled Bracers], [Guardian's Scaled Greaves]
[Brutal Gladiator's Ornamented Chestguard]
[Brutal Gladiator's Plate Chestpiece], [Brutal Gladiator's Plate Gauntlets], [Brutal Gladiator's Plate Helm], [Brutal Gladiator's Plate Legguards], [Brutal Gladiator's Plate Shoulders]
Gamespy interview with Tom Chilton and Joong Kim about WoW Arena Tournament
amespy posted a 7 pages long interview with Tom Chilton and Joong Kim from Blizzard, you should definitely read it if you're interested in Arena balancing and things like that. Below are a few quotes from the interview
Most of the people reading this site aren't affected by this announcement I guess, but at least Blizzard is starting to communicate about WotLK.
[blizzquote="Blizzad;http://www.worldofwarcraft.com]We're pleased to announce that our agreements with The9, our World of Warcraft partner in mainland China, and Soft-World, our World of Warcraft partner in the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau, have been updated to include the localization, operation, and support of Wrath of the Lich King for players in their respective regions. Further news, including release plans for each region, will be announced closer to launch. [/blizzquote"]
Arena Tournament - Cure Poison not available to Tauren Druids
It seems that someone forgot to add Cure Poison to the premade tauren druid's spell book, and Blizzard can't fix it anytime soon.
[blizzquote="Bornakk;http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=5784446046&postId=59154801061&sid=1#4]We have bugged this, but as for when it will be fixed, we have no ETA. I wouldn't expect it to happen before the end of the First Qualification Round, not sure beyond that at this time either.[/blizzquote"]
Landro's Guards Changes
The guards next to Landro Longshot have been changed to let people hostile with Booty Bay get their Trading Card Game rewards without being constantly attacked.
Your April 1st favourite!
The post has been updated with results, your favorite on was the new Molten Core: Unleashed! console game !
Video - Never Stay Tuned 3
It always happens late at night, when Olibith is in front of the TV, channel zapping just before he falls asleep or run out of beer. With Special Guests : Baron Soosdon, Ian Beckman and Dopefish !