Patch 4.1: Guild Finder
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
In patch 4.1 we'll be introducing the Guild Finder, a new system designed to enable easier and faster guild recruitment. Guild leaders and players who are looking for a guild to call home will use the Guild Finder to meet one another and begin communications that can lead to a prosperous membership.

The Guild Finder is intended to act as an in-game bulletin board for guilds that are actively recruiting. Previously in World of Warcraft, your options were limited. You would have to publicly post on your realm forum message board, or speak to other players directly via private messages or the chat channels. That can be a time consuming process. Guild Finder will allow your “looking for new members” message to work 24 hours a day, accessible to all of the characters in your faction, from anywhere in the game.

A new Guild Finder button will now appear on your Micro Menu if you're either a guild leader or currently unguilded.

As a guild leader, you will indicate one or more of the common guild interests (such as PvP, Raids, or Role Playing), a general time of the week availability you’re looking for (Weekdays or Weekends), and which class roles you seek from new members (Tank, Healer, Damage). The Comment field is where you can say anything you like about your guild and/or the sort of members you seek. Do you only accept female orcs? Is your guild slowly transitioning from 10-person to 25-person raiding? Perhaps you’ll only accept new members who are available to play on Thursdays at noon? This is the place to say so, and help potential recruits determine whether your guild is what they’re looking for.

From the perspective of an unguilded player, the Guild Finder allows you to browse through a list of the guilds currently looking for new members. Just launch the Guild Finder, tell it about your availability, class role, and the sorts of guild activities you’re looking for, and then click “Browse Guilds.” This will take you to the second tab, where you’ll see a list of recruiting guilds that fit your profile. Here you can read about them, and if you like what you see, submit a request to join.

Requests submitted to recruiting guilds appear in the Requests tab. From this third tab, guild leaders can examine potential recruits and proceed with the final steps toward new membership.

Whether you’re a guild leader looking to fill your ranks or a player looking for a guild that meets your strictest requirements, the Guild Finder provides an easy way to make new friends!

Heroic Nefarian down? Want to work for Blizzard?
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
You have Heroic Nefarian on farm, Cho'gall is a two-headed joke, Al'Akir is a bag of hot wind, and you have detailed documents on how all of these encounters could have been improved. If you're looking for the next great challenge, have you ever though about working for Blizzard?

We have Quality Assurance (QA) positions open and we're specifically looking for those with high-end raiding experience to join our teams, test future content, and provide feedback on Heroic raids, class balance, and general game experiences.

Only full-time positions at our headquarters in Irvine, California are available, so if you're serious about applying be aware that no telecommuting is possible for employment. But with the Blizzard campus offering an on-site cafeteria, library, volleyball and basketball courts, gym, multiple arcades, and movie theater, (not to mention we're 30 minutes from the beach) why would you want to?

Good luck!

Blizzard Art Gallery Update
The World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and Leaders Art galleries has been updated with three pieces representing the Warcraft universe.

New Warcraft Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with seven new pieces of fan artwork set within the Warcraft universe. (Higher resolution of the first one taken from the author's deviantart page)

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.1: Guild Finder, Blizzard QA Jobs, Artworks, Fan Arts started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 101 Comments
  1. mmocf4909abf90's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MysticalOS View Post
    i like the level 20 guild with 4 members, i think the proper word for that would be Descending.
    It's not a level 20 guild, it's a level 1 guild with 20 Guild-Achievment points.
  1. awake283's Avatar
    the mural/stained glass type picture is amazing... so unique and creative. a+
  1. joestrummer's Avatar
    "But with the Blizzard campus offering an on-site cafeteria, library, volleyball and basketball courts, gym, multiple arcades, and movie theater, (not to mention we're 30 minutes from the beach) why would you want to?
    So that's what devs are up to
  1. mmoc20f115c1ec's Avatar
    Game tester for Blizzard, billions of applications inc
  1. Gerti's Avatar
    well people who have been bitching Blizzard for poor PVE content. Here's your change...
  1. AVPaul's Avatar
    Leave your current guild before you will be able to find new? Or make 1lvl alt to scan guild then leave? Capitan logic, where are you?
  1. Mekh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arrowstorm View Post
    First Part: (from left to right): Therazane the Stonemother, Ragnaros the Firelord, Neptulon the Tidehunter and Al'Akir the Windlord. it displays the ancient times were the Old Gods ruled the world.

    Second Part: to the sides stands what is supposed to be titans, that recreates Azeroth after they have imprisoned the Old Gods. they also create the big waterpool in the middle, also known as The Well of Eternity.

    Third Part: Queen Azshara in her Night Elf form in the middle, with her nightelf servants around her, likely her handmaidens to the right, and Highborne to the left. in the front of her lies her city, the night elves capital in War of the Ancients, named Zin-Azshari. she probaly also looks at the Well of Eternity over it.

    Fourth Part: the last and final battle in War of the Ancients. the orc is Brox with his magical ax, the water beneath them are the Well of Eternity, the hand is Sargeras hand that tries to get out of a portal, and the mage is likely Rhonin, but could be Krasus. however, Krasus was riding on Alextrasa, and since the dragon dont look much more special than an ordinary dragon, its unlikely.

    Fifth Part: the naga-looking thing is Azshara, under the waters of the Well of Eternity. to the right is Illidan putting water from the Well of Eternity down in a lake atop of Mount Hyjal, intending to make its as a new well, but gets stopped before it can be fully finished. the left is the Highborne, now the high elves, sailed to Eastern Kingdoms, and have settled down in "Quel-Thalas". the High Elf is holding another vial from the Well of Eternity, also from Illidan. he made 7 of those.
    in the middle stands the dragons, who make Nordrassil, the world tree, atop of the new Well of Eternity to hold back its energies. Norzdormu, Alextrasa and Ysera, while making the tree, also gives the night elves some blessings through it. the two silohoutes(spelling?) that stands at the tree is Malfurion Stormrage and Tyrande Whisperwind.
    First I thought it was Thunderaan, not Al'akir at the top. Thunderfury must have been passed on.
  1. Rioo's Avatar
    Blizzard getting a QA team, something pretty much every other large company out there has? Omg. Maybe we'll get something close to a balanced raid in the future then.
  1. Alianthos's Avatar
    This wall art is gorgeous, mind blowing. Amazing piece of art.
  1. Mekh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rioo View Post
    Blizzard getting a QA team, something pretty much every other large company out there has? Omg. Maybe we'll get something close to a balanced raid in the future then.

    Quite sure, they are recruiting for an -already existing- QA team there.
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    I wonder if a lot of people will actually use that guild finder
  1. Zokten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by verdamte View Post
    Game tester for Blizzard, billions of applications inc
    Wonder how many of them know its a shit job.
  1. mmoc5b3bf16116's Avatar
    I love that mural, just impressive.
    Also that night elf rogue is awesome.
  1. Knirps's Avatar
    That mural is absolute win. I want to find the author and see if he'd be cool with me taking that image to a poster printer for my wall. Finally, WoW artwork someone can be proud of. Very nice.
  1. Shadock's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eucep View Post
    Yeah that mural is darn impressive, I think it's mainly about the war of the ancients storyline.
    From left to right, top to bottom.
    Therazane, Ragnaros, Neptulon, Al'akir.
    Aman'thul, Ursol and Ursoc, Malorne, Agamaggan, Avianna, Eonar.
    Malfurion, Jarod Shadowsong, Desdel Stareye, Xavius, Azshara, Vashj, Maiev, Shandris, Tyrande. (A few here are broad guesses).
    Cenarius, Elune.
    Broxigar, Krasus, Rhonin.
    Unknown Old God or probably representing all of them.
    Dath'remar, Vashj, Illidan.
    Alexstrasza, Tyrande, Malfurion, Ysera.
    I should add that below therazane, rag etc.. and above aman'thul ursol, ursoc etc.. ; the stars and how they are connected are referencing Algalon I'd suppose.
  1. StayTuned's Avatar
    Working for blizz sounds like a fukkin dream. 'hey. Do u want to raid and improve the game as much as you.want? Well, why dont u come to cali where the sun never goes down, work at our ultra modern nerdbase an get paid foe being at the beach' dammit man i wish i would live in america. I would freakking apply for this job lol
  1. mmoc6af618f320's Avatar
    Wow, Blizzard is actually about to hire someone who has a clue about the game? Damn that is a good idea.
  1. fishface's Avatar
    Fantastic to see some fan art that deviates from the usual drawings of Sylvannas.
  1. mmoc1b141e69d6's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Callace View Post
    If anyone can name every character in the mural, let me know. Is the Red Mage on the right Rhonin?
    I think its Aegwynn :P
  1. splitverges's Avatar
    Some fan art has been very impressive but that mural is by far the most incredible, beautiful, and amazing piece of WoW artwork I've seen. The thought put in to that is astonishing. Outstanding job!

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