Cataclysm Screenshots of the Day
Today we have another screenshot of the Southern Barrens and a fairly interesting view of the Abyssal Maw, featuring a Faceless One caster.

World of Warcraft "Tap Chat" Pedal by Creative
Earlier today, an announcement was posted on the official site about a new "Tap Chat" pedal, it was removed a few minutes later but it looks like Creative plans to release it very soon. The announcement is gone from all Blizzard website but the Tap Chat seems to be available on Creative UK Website
[blizzquote author=Blizzard source=]You can now add even more functionality to the award-winning Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Headset with the new Tap Chat foot pedal accessory. By mapping your push-to-talk key or favorite macro to this foot control pedal, you can keep your hands totally free to control the game. As a bonus, the Tap Chat pedal will also come with an exclusive set of World of Warcraft logo lenses to further customize the look of your headset.[/blizzquote]

Cataclysm Beta - European Guild Contest (28th of June to 23rd of July, 2010)
[blizzquote author=Blizzard source=]Guildmasters, it’s time to earn you and your guildmates a gaze into the Cataclysm! Gather your friends, head over to your favourite spot and showcase your impressive photography skills. Every week, for five weeks, the 100 most impressive screenshots will earn you and your guild 10 keycodes to access the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Beta!

What are you waiting for? All you need to do is take a screenshot of you and your guild showing off your creativity in terms of breath-taking landscapes, lighting, impressive camera angles and epic poses. The only requirement is that the word “Cataclysm!” is displayed in a chat bubble together with your character and guild names! Please remember that submissions missing the chat bubble and guild name tags will be ineligible to win.

The Guildmaster will then proceed to send us the screenshot and their selection of 10 account e-mail addresses using the dedicated webform.

Here is some advice to help you with your submissions:

  • Use the environment to your advantage! Points of interest, dungeons, even bosses are there to help you.
  • Pimp your screenshot by setting the in-game graphics settings to the max! There is no need to worry about your frame rate since the submission is a still image.
  • We strongly encourage you to disable your addons while taking the screenshot. Keep the default interface on and capture your picture of awesomeness!
  • Don't forget to read the contest rules.

Blue posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Cloth Itemization in Cataclysm
Yes. If it has +hit on it, it might be attractive to a mage, lock or Shadow priest. If it has +Spirit on it, it will be more attractive to healing priests. If it has neither stat on it, then it might be attractive to any cloth wearer. (Source)

Spirit in Cataclysm
You'll need enough Spirit to have good regen. That probably doesn't mean you're going to pass on every item without Spirit.

Spirit is a weird stat that is technically primary but has more in common with stats like crit and haste. What I mean is that if you found an item without Intellect, you'd almost certainly pass on it because that likely means the item has Agi or Strength instead. But if you find an item with Int but no Spirit, it might be a good upgrade. (Source)
This article was originally published in forum thread: WoW Tap Chat, Cataclym Screenshots, Blue Posts started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 111 Comments
  1. Alianthos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doylez View Post
    Yay now Arcane Mages have both hands free while playing.
  1. Metian's Avatar
    To be honest, it's more likely to see a contest when the beta is almost online. When you already running it, you can assure people to be part of it, send out keys to the winners and let them get online at that moment.

    I won't be looking weird if the beta is starting this week or next week.
  1. Collected's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fafnersbane View Post
    Anyone remember how long Wotlk beta took ?

    If the beta starts around the end of July and it takes 3 months to run through it and gather all the data etc. then 4 weeks of getting it ready after the Beta ends... so December release ?
    WOTLK Public Beta Begun: July 17th 2008
    WOTLK Public Beta Ended: Nov 4th 2008
    WOTLK Released: Nov 13th 2008

    So relax.. a mid July beta is perfectly normal!! Stop worrying about it ppl!
  1. Yagamoth's Avatar
    I use a worn out keyboard on the floor for CTRL and SHIFT modifiers, a single button probably won't do for me ^^
  1. Therion's Avatar
    pff, I already play my Holy Paladin with a steering wheel and pedals. Gas Pedal = Holy Light, Break pedal = Divine Shield !
  1. Tueland's Avatar
    I got a new spam key now :d
  1. Ryme's Avatar
    Beta tomorrow, kids.

    Yep, I'm just that hopeful.
  1. Chaoyll's Avatar
    "Here guys, have an extra button for just £24.99!"
  1. sevenbug's Avatar
    cant believe people are saying the foot padel is a good idea, its basically a 1 button mouse....
    I can't use my mouse with my foot. Do you ?
  1. Critterbot's Avatar
    Alliance banners? In the barrens? Whats going on here, have I missed something? :|
  1. tobokke's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gunmist View Post
    If the NDA isn't lifted soon...
    We'll boycott the game??
  1. DarkPassenger's Avatar
    Now they gotta invent a SUPER-WoW-ShittingBag to help players not to get distracted for WC procedures as well.
  1. Kratfrotz's Avatar
    I thought about getting a foot pedal way before they came up with their "revolutionary" idea. But then again I often keep my feet up while playing. So what I need is a toe wiggle detecting controller!
  1. DarkPassenger's Avatar
    BTW at first i thouht that this is an April Fool joke... but then i realized that it's too late for that... and then i realized that it's just that someone in Creative's got very nice sense of humor
  1. miloso's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Naposim1337 View Post
    great, our guild is form czech republic so i guess we cant even participate. jesus... give beta already
    Next time try not to guess but read the rules instead! :-)
    Quote Originally Posted by Blizzard View Post
    The competition is opened to anyone aged 15 or more residing in France, Belgium, the United Kingdom or Luxemburg, or anyone aged 18 or more residing in Sweden, Germany, Spain, Austria, Finland, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Belarus, Serbia, Croatia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Czech Republic or Ireland…
  1. chrisisvacant's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Voidgazer View Post
    Faceless ones have eyes now? But this makes no sense...
    Erm. They always had eyes.
  1. darkfenix_rizen's Avatar
    Nice! A friend of mine just built a pedal for vent. He loves it so I may pick this one up. One more key for binding.
  1. Postkrieg's Avatar
    I agree that the foot pedal is a stupid idea, and another way to take money from us all :].
  1. rieuxor's Avatar
    Yeah that pedal is pretty win.
  1. Bunneh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Postkrieg View Post
    I agree that the foot pedal is a stupid idea, and another way to take money from us all :].
    All? You don't have to buy it :P I sure as hell won't, same as I won't buy an ingame mount or pet.

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