Update: Method has now defeated the Butcher in Inferno mode!

Diablo 3 - Most Awesome Video Spoiler Ever. Blue Posts, Giveaway

Breath of the Black Prince
To go along with the new The Black Prince faction there are some quests that end with the reward of a legendary item, the Breath of the Black Prince! This item is likely used to upgrade your gear in some way. Before helping Wrathion, you first share a drink with him while talking about the future of Azeroth.

The first quest in the series requires an honored reputation level, which is earned by killing the mogu and mantid in the Townlong Steppes and the Dread Wastes, as well as any raid creatures.

You must also collect Sigil of Wisdom x 10 and Sigil of Power x 10 from Mogu'shan Vaults, Heart of Fear, or Terrace of Endless Spring. While you are raiding, you need to defeat the Sha of Fear in Terrace of Endless Spring to obtain a Chimera of Fear.

At some point after this he will reward you with a Breath of the Black Prince, but the quests are not chained yet, so we can't be certain as to what the requirements are.

According to the quest descriptions he seems heavily invested in the fate of Pandaria, even hinting towards the oncoming Horde and Alliance war fleets that will turn the beach of Krasarang Wilds into a battlezone in Patch 5.1.

Last Chance to Sign Up: Level-90 Arena Pass
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On May 22, your opportunity to register for the World of Warcraft 2012 Arena Pass will come to an end. Don’t miss this chance to experience the next level of Arena combat on a special realm dedicated to competitive PvP.

Bonus Level-90 Arena Pass Realm

In addition to granting access to the exclusive level-85 Arena Pass realm, players will also gain access to the special level-90 competition when the realm reopens a few weeks after Mists of Pandaria launches. This means that Arena Pass subscribers who have purchased the expansion will be able to access level-90 gear and talents, and be able to take a level-90 monk into the Arena with top level gear.

Players who purchase an Arena Pass and participate in the competition can earn an Armored Murloc in-game pet. The top players will also contend for a chance to achieve the “Vanquisher” title for their live characters.
If you would like to demonstrate your Arena prowess, are eager for a chance to earn exclusive loot, or just want to reserve a spot in the level-90 Mists of Pandaria Arena Pass realm, the time to register is now!

Diablo III Cow Level (Spoilers!)
Don't watch this video unless you want to be impressed by the new cow level!

Inferno Skeleton King Cleared
Method has taken on Inferno Skeleton King and defeated him!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
1 day after release, and they beat act 1, and act 2 as well already on inferno i think.
They have only killed the Skeleton King at this point. Do note that up to the Skeleton king is only part of the first act and they still have lots of the game to go till they complete act 1.

Another point to be made is that this is a group of fully co-ordinated, skilled, dedicated and hardcore gamers who have been playing regularly since the moment of release. It will take quite a while longer for the average player and even most seasoned gamers to reach this point. That being said, it's amazing to see the speed in which they have reached this stage of the game, but remember that the hardest is yet to come...

Diablo Blue Posts
We have only selected a few of the blue posts, see the full news at Diablofans or check out their Blue Tracker for all of the Blue Posts!
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Diablo 3 Beaten in 7 Hours
I'm one of those people who likes to explore all of the map, because you never know what might be lurking in that unexplored part, right? I'm in no hurry to rush through because that's not my play style, but I know we're all different. Some people love the bragging rights that come with being super quick through a game. Meh, I prefer to take my time, soak up the atmosphere, listen to the story, and loot every single damn barrel I find.

But yeah, as others here have said, completing normal mode is by no means finishing the game... It's just the start. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Diablo 3 Beaten in 6 Hours
That's the problem... people are used to playing Skyrim
You can beat Skyrim in a few hours if your intent is to rush to the end of the game as fast as possible. You can beat the original Super Mario Bros in 5 minutes.

If your intent is to simply race to the end of the game as quickly as possible I'm sure you can complete Normal difficulty in very little time. If your intent is to take your time and enjoy it, stop worrying about what people rushing to the end of the game think.

Luckily, unlike other games, regardless of how quickly you want to rush to the end, the near-limitless content provided through randomized events, dungeons, enemies and items (and their random drop chance) mean that you'll be able to play for years to come. Welcome to Diablo III, please enjoy. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Diablo III - Race to the Finish Contests
If you haven't yet, make sure to check out the three contests at Diablofans for Diablo III, where they will be giving away a total of three Alienware X51 computers.

Diablo III Giveaway
The "Race to the Finish" is not the only Diablo III contest Curse is holding. Curse is also giving away some Diablo III SteelSeries gear such as the Diablo III Headset, Mouse and Limited Edition Mousepad. Head over to the official content page to enter!

The Daily Blink - The 37th Circle of Hell
The Daily Blink gives us an overview of the Diablo Launch!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Breath of the Black Prince, Inferno Skeleton King Cleared, New Cow Level started by chaud View original post
Comments 95 Comments
  1. chaud's Avatar
    That's fine, we aren't tracking world firsts or anything.
  1. Tarx's Avatar
    what's your problem with players who beat the content fast? You can't do it so you don't have to worry.
  1. Byrogan's Avatar
    Still, if your going to give recognition to inferno kills you could at least post about kripps team as well..
  1. methus's Avatar
    OMFG, diablo is a whale ... MIND BLOWN ...
  1. De Lupe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ChaosWolf View Post
    So the new Cow Level... is Ponyville?
  1. Gulanga's Avatar
    Why are people talking about Methods progress?
    Kripp is closing in on the end of act 2 in inferno, who cares about the butcher?
  1. Donald Hellscream's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarx View Post
    what's your problem with players who beat the content fast? You can't do it so you don't have to worry.
    i think the problem is that people bitch and moan about it being too short after they've skipped everything that could possibly be skipped, which of course is gonna make the game a much shorter.
  1. Articuno's Avatar
    What Blizzard refuses to understand is that having a game where more than ten million people are all super special awesome saviors of Azeroth who are bought drinks by a vaguely racist caricature that discusses SEKRIT BACKROOM INFOZ with them makes it a lot less impressive and interesting.
  1. BobbyVoodoo's Avatar
    Hmm possible answer to tank legendary?
  1. VenomousCarnage's Avatar
    It's like an MMO-champ post displaying some of the saddest people in existence and a terrible level
  1. Headswillroll's Avatar
    Stop with the diablo updates. You have a diablo site, update it there. This is a wow site.
  1. Nocturnal's Avatar
    This guys got butcher first than method.

  1. Quakefan's Avatar
    Cow lvl is a Diablo 3 characters in Super Mario world. I hate it..
  1. Miss T's Avatar
    Why is method mentioned for Butcher, but not Kripp's team who reported way earlier.
    They sent me their video first.
    Method got it down 4:20am CEST as recorded on their blog post, which is 10pm EST. Kripp's team got it down at 6:30 EST, as shown by his in-game clock (I can verify this as I was watching his livestream when they got the kill).
    So Kripp has better performance and worse marketing. That happens on internet.
  1. Medivh's Avatar
    who care them?...they have no life
  1. Merryweather's Avatar
    Was hoping the cow lvl would have a boss called Rainbow Smash or the like.
  1. Thalmar's Avatar
    Lol at cow level, smashing all that p....s
  1. DissPanda's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Blightarrow View Post
    So, is this a legendary for everyone then?
    From my understanding, it will work like the VP system in Mists but instead, the item level boost goes through the roof and it only works for certain pieces of gear (In this case, Sha-Touched equipment).

    I also like how Wrathion is now, like he said, an adventurer.... just waiting for that arrow...
  1. perera's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Flaks View Post
    I understand that WoW news is slow lately but D3 news would be better kept only at the diablofans site and I think there's always at least some WoW news going on. Maybe it's just me though.
    I'm inclined to agree. If I wanna know about Diablo 3, I can always check diablofans...
  1. Lemons's Avatar
    Wow...for some of those contests I just signed into Curse, wrote my name in a box, and entered. No Facebook, or Twitter, or anything? THIS IS MADNESS!

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