Beta Build 13066 - Portals removed from Shattrath and Dalaran
Blizzard doesn't want you to use Shattrath and Dalaran as portal hubs anymore, the latest beta update removed all the portal to the cities and replaced them with class trainers.

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Cataclysm Release Date Postponed (Not Official)
A few weeks ago I announced that the target release date for Cataclysm was November 2. Well, according to an update I just got, the release has been postponed and Blizzard will try to release the game in early December. (Basically, either December 7 or December 14)

The Cataclysm by itself will happen earlier and will let you play in the "new" zone for a couple of days/weeks before you can buy the expansion and access the level 85 content. Keep in mind that they're mostly inside info, they're not official and I just report them because ... well, I'm sure you all want to know when it's supposed to happen.

Super-Mega-Uber Cataclysm Items Update
The latest beta build added A LOT of epic items to the game, we have valor points rewards, justice points rewards, Tier 11 armor sets stats, and PvP rewards!

Valor Points rewards
Valor Points are the high tier emblems of Cataclysm, you will only earn them from raids.

Level Type Spec Slot Name
359PlateStrength.DPSFeetWoe Breeder's Boots
359PlateTankFeetRock Furrow Boots
359PlateSpell DPSFeetEternal Pathfinders
359MailAgi.DPSFeetMoccasins of Verdurous Glooms
359MailHealFeetBoots of the Perilous Seas
359LeatherAgi.DPSFeetTreads of Fleeting Joy
359LeatherHealFeetFading Violet Sandals
359ClothSpell DPSFeetMelodious Slippers
359ClothHealFeetSlippers of Moving Waters
359CloakStrength.DPSBackFloating Web
359CloakAgi.DPSBackViewless Wings
359CloakTankBackGray Hair Cloak
359CloakSpell DPSBackHaunt of Flies
359CloakHealBackHeavenly Breeze
359FingerStrength.DPSFingerBand of Bees
359FingerTankFingerRing of the Battle Anthem
359FingerSpell DPSFingerBand of Secret Names
359FingerHealFingerTwined Band of Flowers
359TrinketStrength.DPSTrinketLicense to Slay
359TrinketAgi.DPSTrinketFluid Death
359TrinketTankTrinketBedrock Talisman
359TrinketSpellTrinketSoul Casket
359TrinketHealTrinketCore of Ripeness
359RelicAgi.DPSRelicRelic of Golganneth
359RelicSpell DPSRelicRelic of Norgannon
359RelicHealRelicRelic of Eonar
359RelicStrength.DPSRelicRelic of Aggramar
359RelicTankRelicRelic of Khaz'goroth

Tier 11 Armor Sets Stats
Tier 11 Armor sets are bought with tokens and valor points.

Level Type Spec Slot Name
359Plate Unholy/FrostChestMagma Plated Battleplate
359Plate Unholy/FrostHandsMagma Plated Gauntlets
359Plate Unholy/FrostHeadMagma Plated Helmet
359Plate Unholy/FrostLegsMagma Plated Legplates
359Plate Unholy/FrostShoulderMagma Plated Pauldrons
359Plate BloodChestMagma Plated Chestguard
359Plate BloodHandsMagma Plated Handguards
359Plate BloodHeadMagma Plated Faceguard
359Plate BloodLegsMagma Plated Legguards
359Plate BloodShoulderMagma Plated Shoulderguards
359Leather Resto.ChestStormrider's Robes
359Leather Resto.HeadStormrider's Helm
359Leather Resto.LegsStormrider's Legwraps
359Leather Resto.ShoulderStormrider's Mantle
359Leather Resto.HandsStormrider's Handwraps
359Leather BalanceChestStormrider's Vestment
359Leather BalanceHeadStormrider's Cover
359Leather BalanceLegsStormrider's Leggings
359Leather BalanceShoulderStormrider's Shoulderwraps
359Leather BalanceHandsStormrider's Gloves
359Leather FeralHeadStormrider's Headpiece
359Leather FeralChestStormrider's Raiment
359Leather FeralLegsStormrider's Legguards
359Leather FeralShoulderStormrider's Spaulders
359Leather FeralHandsStormrider's Grips
359Mail HunterHeadLightning-Charged Headguard
359Mail HunterChestLightning-Charged Tunic
359Mail HunterLegsLightning-Charged Legguards
359Mail HunterShoulderLightning-Charged Spaulders
359Mail HunterHandsLightning-Charged Gloves
359Cloth Mage HeadFirelord's Hood
359Cloth Mage ChestFirelord's Robes
359Cloth Mage LegsFirelord's Leggings
359Cloth Mage ShoulderFirelord's Mantle
359Cloth Mage HandsFirelord's Gloves
359Plate RetributionChestReinforced Sapphirium Battleplate
359Plate RetributionHandsReinforced Sapphirium Gauntlets
359Plate RetributionHeadReinforced Sapphirium Helmet
359Plate RetributionLegsReinforced Sapphirium Legplates
359Plate RetributionShoulderReinforced Sapphirium Pauldrons
359Plate ProtectionChestReinforced Sapphirium Chestguard
359Plate ProtectionHandsReinforced Sapphirium Handguards
359Plate ProtectionHeadReinforced Sapphirium Faceguard
359Plate ProtectionLegsReinforced Sapphirium Legguards
359Plate ProtectionShoulderReinforced Sapphirium Shoulderguards
359Plate HolyHeadReinforced Sapphirium Headguard
359Plate HolyChestReinforced Sapphirium Breastplate
359Plate HolyLegsReinforced Sapphirium Greaves
359Plate HolyShoulderReinforced Sapphirium Mantle
359Plate HolyHandsReinforced Sapphirium Gloves
359Cloth ShadowShoulderMercurial Shoulderwraps
359Cloth ShadowChestMercurial Vestment
359Cloth ShadowLegsMercurial Leggings
359Cloth ShadowHeadMercurial Hood
359Cloth ShadowHandsMercurial Gloves
359Cloth HealingHeadMercurial Cowl
359Cloth HealingChestMercurial Robes
359Cloth HealingLegsMercurial Legwraps
359Cloth HealingShoulderMercurial Mantle
359Cloth HealingHandsMercurial Handwraps
359Leather RogueHandsWind Dancer's Gloves
359Leather RogueHeadWind Dancer's Helmet
359Leather RogueLegsWind Dancer's Legguards
359Leather RogueChestWind Dancer's Tunic
359Leather RogueShoulderWind Dancer's Spaulders
359Mail Resto. HeadFaceguard of the Raging Elements
359Mail Resto. ChestTunic of the Raging Elements
359Mail Resto. LegsLegwraps of the Raging Elements
359Mail Resto. ShoulderMantle of the Raging Elements
359Mail Resto. HandsHandwraps of the Raging Elements
359Mail Elemental ChestHauberk of the Raging Elements
359Mail Elemental HandsGloves of the Raging Elements
359Mail Elemental HeadHeadpiece of the Raging Elements
359Mail Elemental LegsKilt of the Raging Elements
359Mail Elemental ShoulderShoulderwraps of the Raging Elements
359Mail Enhance. ChestCuirass of the Raging Elements
359Mail Enhance. HandsGrips of the Raging Elements
359Mail Enhance. HeadHelmet of the Raging Elements
359Mail Enhance. LegsLegguards of the Raging Elements
359Mail Enhance. ShoulderSpaulders of the Raging Elements
359Cloth WarlockHandsShadowflame Handwraps
359Cloth WarlockHeadShadowflame Hood
359Cloth WarlockLegsShadowflame Leggings
359Cloth WarlockChestShadowflame Robes
359Cloth WarlockShoulderShadowflame Mantle
359Plate Fury/ArmsChestEarthen Battleplate
359Plate Fury/ArmsLegsEarthen Legplates
359Plate Fury/ArmsHeadEarthen Helmet
359Plate Fury/ArmsHandsEarthen Gauntlets
359Plate Fury/ArmsShoulderEarthen Pauldrons
359Plate ProtectionHeadEarthen Faceguard
359Plate ProtectionChestEarthen Chestguard
359Plate ProtectionLegsEarthen Legguards
359Plate ProtectionShoulderEarthen Shoulderguards
359Plate ProtectionHandsEarthen Handguards

Justice Points Rewards
Justice points are the first tier of Cataclysm dungeon emblems, you will get them in heroic instances.

Level Type Spec Slot Name
346DaggerAgi.DPSOff-HandThroat Slasher
346DaggerSpell DPSMain HandModgud's Blade
346MaceHealMain HandScepter of Power
346Off-HandHealHeld In Off-handApple-Bent Bough
346Off-HandSpell DPSHeld In Off-handHermit's Lamp
346ShieldHealOff HandShield of the Mists
346ShieldStrength.DPSOff HandShield of the Four Grey Towers
346SwordSpell DPSMain HandBlade of the Burning Sun
346SwordStrength.DPSOff-HandDawnblaze Blade
346WandHealRangedWand of Untainted Power
346PlateHealChestChestguard of Dancing Waves
346PlateHealHandsGloves of Curious Conscience
346PlateHealHeadCrown of the Blazing Sun
346PlateHealLegsLegguards of the Gentle
346PlateHealShoulderPauldrons of the Forlorn
346PlateHealWaistBelt of Barred Clouds
346PlateStrength.DPSChestBreastplate of Raging Fury
346PlateStrength.DPSHandsReaping Gauntlets
346PlateStrength.DPSHeadHelm of Easeful Death
346PlateStrength.DPSLegsGreaves of Gallantry
346PlateStrength.DPSShoulderPauldrons of the High Requiem
346PlateStrength.DPSWaistBeech Green Belt
346PlateTankChestChestplate of the Steadfast
346PlateTankHandsNumbing Handguards
346PlateTankHeadHelm of the Proud
346PlateTankLegsGreaves of Splendor
346PlateTankShoulderSunburnt Pauldrons
346PlateTankWaistGirdle of the Mountains
346MailAgi.DPSChestVest of the True Companion
346MailAgi.DPSHandsGloves of the Passing Night
346MailAgi.DPSHeadWillow Mask
346MailAgi.DPSLegsHillside Striders
346MailAgi.DPSShoulderWrap of the Valley Glades
346MailAgi.DPSWaistBelt of the Dim Forest
346MailSpellChestVest of the Waking Dream
346MailSpellHandsGleaning Gloves
346MailSpellHeadHelm of the Inward Eye
346MailSpellLegsLeggings of Soothing Silence
346MailSpellShoulderSeafoam Mantle
346MailSpellWaistBelt of the Still Stream
346LeatherAgi.DPSChestTunic of Sinking Envy
346LeatherAgi.DPSHandsSticky Fingers
346LeatherAgi.DPSHeadMask of Vines
346LeatherAgi.DPSLegsLeggings of the Burrowing Mole
346LeatherAgi.DPSShoulderEmbrace of the Night
346LeatherAgi.DPSWaistSash of Musing
346LeatherSpellChestRobes of Forgetfulness
346LeatherSpellHandsBlessed Hands of Elune
346LeatherSpellHeadCluster of Stars
346LeatherSpellLegsLeggings of Late Blooms
346LeatherSpellShoulderSomber Shawl
346LeatherSpellWaistThatch Eave Vines
346ClothHealChestMusk Rose Robes
346ClothHealHandsGloves of Purification
346ClothHealHeadMask of New Snow
346ClothHealLegsLeggings of Charity
346ClothHealShoulderSummer Song Shoulderwraps
346ClothHealWaistBelt of the Falling Rain
346ClothSpell DPSChestRobes of Embalmed Darkness
346ClothSpell DPSHandsGloves of the Painless Midnight
346ClothSpell DPSHeadCowl of Pleasant Gloom
346ClothSpell DPSLegsPensive Legwraps
346ClothSpell DPSShoulderMeadow Mantle
346ClothSpell DPSWaistIncense Infused Cumberbund
346NeckAgi.DPSNeckAmulet of Dull Dreaming
346NeckHealNeckCeladon Pendant
346NeckSpell DPSNeckString of Beaded Bubbles
346NeckStrength.DPSNeckPendant of Quiet Breath
346NeckTankNeckThe Lustrous Eye

Arena Season 9/Rated Battlegrounds Rewards
PvP rewards are also available, the higher tier of PvP points will be acquired through Arena matches and Rated Battlegrounds.



Level Type Spec Slot Name
365Plate Death KnightChestVicious Gladiator's Dreadplate Chestpiece
365Plate Death KnightHandsVicious Gladiator's Dreadplate Gauntlets
365Plate Death KnightHeadVicious Gladiator's Dreadplate Helm
365Plate Death KnightLegsVicious Gladiator's Dreadplate Legguards
365Plate Death KnightShoulderVicious Gladiator's Dreadplate Shoulders
365Leather FeralHandsVicious Gladiator's Dragonhide Gloves
365Leather FeralHeadVicious Gladiator's Dragonhide Helm
365Leather FeralLegsVicious Gladiator's Dragonhide Legguards
365Leather FeralChestVicious Gladiator's Dragonhide Robes
365Leather FeralShoulderVicious Gladiator's Dragonhide Spaulders
365Leather Resto.HandsVicious Gladiator's Kodohide Gloves
365Leather Resto.HeadVicious Gladiator's Kodohide Helm
365Leather Resto.LegsVicious Gladiator's Kodohide Legguards
365Leather Resto.ChestVicious Gladiator's Kodohide Robes
365Leather Resto.ShoulderVicious Gladiator's Kodohide Spaulders
365Leather BalanceHandsVicious Gladiator's Wyrmhide Gloves
365Leather BalanceHeadVicious Gladiator's Wyrmhide Helm
365Leather BalanceLegsVicious Gladiator's Wyrmhide Legguards
365Leather BalanceChestVici"
This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Release, Dalaran Portals, Cataclysm Epic Stats started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Rhaide's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dekanos View Post
    The release date was never Nov. 2, Boub was an idiot for posting that he heard 'word of mouth' that it was Nov. 2 and he or anyone that believed that tomfoolery was a goddamn moron. Blizz will never release a Warcraft title before Nov. 27th. Ever.

    Please stop posting things that have no basis in reality and no reference.

    You're an idiot, Gamestop had the release date listed as Nov 2, and while most of us knew it would get pushed back, that was the (ahem) 'official' release date, so quit stroking your e-peen and post something useful.

    Also, I'm bummed about the pushback, but hey, at least they are giving us a cool leadup event, tbh, the scourge invasion before Wrath kicked ass, if this is as good I'm perfectly happy to wait another month.
  1. Lilbruz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zokten View Post
    Yes you are a tool for quoting blizzard obviously skewed numbers.

    Find it funny how you talk about contribute something to some "debate" that doesn't exist.

    Also find it amusing how you talk about "adult debate" while name calling yourself.
    And still, you keep insisting that the numbers are obviously skewed, yet you have not even tried to correct them, which btw isnt even the point in MY post about this subject before you called me a tool. But I wouldnt expect you to know that tbh
  1. Knirps's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lilbruz View Post
    Im not calling you anything, nor am I doing anything to my wrists, nor am I jewish.

    Im just pointing out that things like your comment tends to be a little silly in debates where it has no place at all - serious or not
    This isn't a debate, it's a comment section, and I'm not the one who couldn't just scoff and write it off and had to sit and whine for 10 quotes.

    If it bears no meaning to you and offends you none, then why say anything?

    YOU'RE not contributing to whatever 'debate' is going on in your head in these comments, so Idk what to tell you, bud.
  1. oBLACKIECHANoo's Avatar
    i find it funny how so many people are complaining about a pushback, WHAT PUSHBACK !!! there never was a set date so therefore cant be pushed back and the game will still release in early / mid november due to the fact that, that time will of the year will be best for their sales, its a fact.
  1. Airath's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by stillnotking View Post
    I'm not sure you understood my post. I'm aware of the point cap, but if WotLK heroics are going to give justice points as a reward then you could simply go back and farm them at 85, buying items as you go to stay under the cap.

    As I said, it's possible that WotLK heroics will stop giving points when the expansion launches, but I haven't read any plans for that happening.
    Ok, I misunderstood the "farm level 80 content at 85 part".

    Solution for this is easy, I guess. Level 80 heroics and raids will give a really tiny amount of points relative to cost of level 85 items. You will probably be able to get one Cata level 85 item for something like 50 WotLK heroic runs. I don't think it will be the best investment of your time
  1. tenaka30's Avatar
    oooh, first thing I noticed was Raiding gets you purples and dungeoning gets you blues. Like the distinction even if it does mean I'll be looking more blue til I get the time to raid proper again.....
  1. Lilbruz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Knirps View Post
    This isn't a debate, it's a comment section, and I'm not the one who couldn't just scoff and write it off and had to sit and whine for 10 quotes.

    If it bears no meaning to you and offends you none, then why say anything?

    YOU'RE not contributing to whatever 'debate' is going on in your head in these comments, so Idk what to tell you, bud.
    Like I said..I was trying to get the point across that using language like that isnt helping any debate at all. That is all. But keep ignoring that fact if you want, its your choice. Lets just hope that people that really take offence to it doesnt report your post because of it. Wouldnt it be a little silly for you to risk a ban because of it ?

    And no, im not gonna report it. Im gonna let you figure things out for yourself instead
  1. Psycho's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Knirps View Post
    *rubs her temples* First off, it's not racist, I think there's a word for it, anti-semetic or something. Because jews aren't a race, it's a religion and kinda a's a whole mess I'm not getting into.

    Second, it's ignorant in a slang, and not official sense, because he knows I was joking and was taking from a stereotype that someone who is jewish might not be so generous.
    It is racist. Jewish people, are a nation and ethnoreligious group. The Jewish ethnicity, nationality, and religion are strongly interrelated. There is no distinction between the term racial discrimination and ethnicity discrimination. Anti-Semitism is just specific.
  1. petrefax's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Knirps View Post
    This isn't a debate, it's a comment section, and I'm not the one who couldn't just scoff and write it off and had to sit and whine for 10 quotes.

    If it bears no meaning to you and offends you none, then why say anything?

    YOU'RE not contributing to whatever 'debate' is going on in your head in these comments, so Idk what to tell you, bud.
    Do you even know what whining is? Because nothing that's been said in response to you has been.

    But bluster away, you're the one making yourself look a bigger fucktard with each post.
  1. Knirps's Avatar
    What is it with you people?

    You whined, I changed it.

    It's not a debate, it's not a closed forum for which you need to police, it's just a comment section.

    Good god if I knew people were gonna rage so hard cause the OP was about a release date and it's oh-so-cereal I woulda just ignored the guy who started 'saying things in what seemed like a text-tone that comes across as whining to someone reading it in text with no idea what that person is like irl?' Idk how to make that any different, but there you go.
  1. Ohmnia's Avatar
    Just as a sidequestion cause I really didn't find any info on my question.

    How many Justicepoints does a Boss give in a heroic instance? Considering prices of 1200+ points for one blue piece, I'm scared that if a boss gives 1 point we'll be farming like insane just for one piece^^.
    So here my question to the beta testers:

    How many average justicepoints does a heroic instance run in Cata give?
  1. idanian's Avatar
    Is it just me or is some of the PvP gear oddly itemized?

    Melee/phys shoulders have expertise... odd.
  1. Odexy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Naoto View Post
    No portals, what a fucking bullshit change so now I need to beg a mage to portal me to SW/IF even though 99% of them are too bloody lazy to spend 20 seconds helping someone out? kinda sucks if it gets delayed was waiting for it to level a worgen priest and I'm bored of WOTLK but it's all good, rather it got delayed and came out better instead of being released and being shit. But no portals? christ, do Blizzard enjoy taking the piss or what? what harm did they do?
    I'm sorry, but until you're a mage trying to get your shit done without being badgered by "portazl plx." then stfu about being lazy. I really do hope they add some portal vendors or my mage is getting her auction house items via mail to avoid cities lol.
  1. TheDarkerPhantom's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by idanian View Post
    Is it just me or is some of the PvP gear oddly itemized?

    Melee/phys shoulders have expertise... odd.
    I have seen videos and a Heroic Dungeon Boss drops x75 Justice Points.

    My understanding is that Justice Points will be only AT level.

    Even if they make level 70 and 80 heroics drop justice points people if they are smart will go grab the level 70/80 heroic gear for a lot less points ( if Blizzard is smart they will use all that gear they added as good rewards ).
  1. hellar's Avatar
    so for this JP system. i know in the patch comming our badges are going to be turned into JP. will we be able to get JP in current 80 heroics when 4.0.1 comes out? if so, will any of the vendors be out to turn them it? i mean if your capped on JP then you will have no reason to do a daily heroic ever again.
  1. HidesInTrees's Avatar
    Lol i so seen that postpone coming gg, really hope they hold it till christmas
  1. DarkZero's Avatar
    Yay Cataclysm delayed! Now I can buy it on launch and play 24/7 with no issues about school! (Or at least less issues than early November)
  1. Zaerix's Avatar
    Ah well. Even if the portals are gone, I can still teleport within flying distance of dalaran to do whatever I need and bind my hearth to SW. Ah, the pleasures of being an Engineer.
  1. Calaba's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hellar View Post
    so for this JP system. i know in the patch comming our badges are going to be turned into JP. will we be able to get JP in current 80 heroics when 4.0.1 comes out? if so, will any of the vendors be out to turn them it? i mean if your capped on JP then you will have no reason to do a daily heroic ever again.
    Yes, yes, and yes. The old vendors should still be there. Although you probably won't be able to buy lvl85 gear, for many there's been no reason to run daily heroics for quite a while now- we got our ICC gear ages ago, and no longer need the gold. With the delay, I expect quite a few people will reach the cap and save for the new shiny lvl85 gear.
  1. Frozen Death Knight's Avatar
    Interesting, seems that the PvP gear not only has higher stats to just stamina, when compared to the PvE gear, but strenght/intellect/agility, too.

    Seems that Blizzard have tried to make more focus on the minor stats, like haste, crit, mastery, etc., while making sure that the major ones are equal, in PvE and PvP (The ilvl of the PvP pieces are higher, so if they were equal, in that regard, they would have had pretty much the same stats.).

    This might solve the issues with PvE gear in PvP and at the same time making resilience more interesting to have, while PvPing.

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