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    Dark Phoenix Mount, Archaeology Preview, Fan Arts

    Dark Phoenix Mount Video
    It seems that the Dark Phoenix mount is fairly popular these days, here is a short video of how the model looks. As a reminder, the Dark Phoenix will be rewarded through the new Guild Achievement/Rewards system, you will have to unlock it via a Guild Achievement, have enough reputation with your guild to buy it, and of course, enough gold.

    Archaeology Preview
    There isn't much known about Archaeology at this point but a couple of spells and some extra information have been added to the game files. Even if Path of the Titans is gone it looks like the main idea behind Archaeology remains the same and you will have to hunt for artifacts throughout the world.

    The only thing we know about Archaeology rewards is from the Press Tour 2 months ago, rewards are known to be "cosmetic only" like pets, or toys, but a few of them will have actual effects. We really don't know much more but a few people speculated that the Skeletal Raptor Mount and Skeletal Raptor Pet might be Archaeology rewards. It would make sense, with the "Fossil" research branch in the game files. (But again, this is pure speculation at this point)

    Research Branch
    It seems that the profession includes multiple research branches:

    • Dwarf
    • Draenei
    • Fossil
    • Night Elf
    • Nerubian
    • Orc
    • Tol'vir
    • Troll
    • Vrykul
    • Other

    Research Sites
    The known research sites are:

    • Stone Cairn Dig Site (Elwynn Forest)
    • Ironband's Excavation Site (Loch Modan)
    • Ironbeard's Tomb (Wetlands)
    • Whelgar's Excavation Site (Wetlands)
    • Greenwarden's Fossil Bank (Wetlands)
    • Circle of Inner Binding (Arathi Highlands)
    • Circle of West Binding (Arathi Highlands)
    • Circle of East Binding (Arathi Highlands)
    • Circle of Outer Binding (Arathi Highlands)
    • Witherbark Dig Site (Arathi Highlands)
    • Thandol Span (Arathi Highlands/Wetlands)
    • Dun Garok Dig Site (Hillsbrad Foothills)
    • Shindra'Alor Dig Site (Hinterlands)
    • Altar of Zul Dig Site (Hinterlands)
    • Jintha'Alor Lower City Dig Site (Hinterlands)
    • Jintha'Alor Upper City Dig Site (Hinterlands)
    • Agol'watha Dig Site (Hinterlands)

    It looks like only the Dwarf branch of archeology is implemented for the moment, and it's most likely not complete.

    Of course.

    These spells are part of the Archaeology profession.

      Spell Level Description
    Bone Gaming Dice
    30 100 Dwarves love gold and dwarves love drinking, so gaming seemed like a natural fit for both. These dice appear to have been carved from sheep bones.
    Ceramic Funeral Urn
    30 100 Some dwarves sealed their deceased in tombs. Clans that had more interaction with the Scourge tended to burn their dead.
    Silver Drinking Cup
    30 100 If there's one thing dwarves love, it's drinking. And fighting. Two things.
    This cup may have belonged to a minor noble or wealthy merchant. Any gems have long since been lost or stolen.

    Silver Neck Torc
    30 100 Dwarves are famous metalsmiths. While they produce many implements of war, they are adept at working with softer metals as well.
    Stone Gryphon
    30 100 Gryphons have long been allies of the Wildhammer dwarves, who brought their noble steeds to the rest of the Alliance.
    Worn Hunting Knife
    30 100 Some dwarves spend most of their lives underground, but others welcome a chance to step out into the sunlight to add a bit of meat to their diet.
    1 1 Allows an archaeologist to find artifact fragments and complete artifacts up to a maximum potential skill of 75.
    Searching for Artifacts
    1 1 Allows an archaeologist to collect fragments and complete artifacts up to a potential skill of 75. Requires fragments from archaological dig sites or ruins.
    5 yd range
    1 1 Survey for archaeology fragments within a dig site. Each survey will direct you closer to the location of the fragments.
    40 yd range, 4 sec cooldown

    Blue Posts
    It won't take long today.
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Paladin (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
    Holy Changes
    We removed the prereq chain from Divine Illumination to Aura Mastery and Light of Dawn. We had the prerq in there to make sure paladins didn't skip over a powerful group utility talent in a perhaps selfish attempt to enhance their personal healing per second, but we do acknowledge that it is far less useful in say 5-player dungeons. (Source)

    Fan Arts
    The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 5 new piece of fan artwork.

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    Stood in the Fire
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    I do like the Phoenix! Nice fan art too (= (Draenei, grrrr)
    Also, Archeology looks like a really cool profession!:O
    Did not understand the "Survey" one tho, Req Tree of Life form? WAT.
    EDIT: Hmm, not sure if I like the holy changes, if they remove 2.. then we get no prereq talents? Except the imp BoL one..
    EDIT2: Spelling* (=
    EDIT3: I was the first poster, woo! .. or, something.. >_<
    Last edited by Sonoka; 2010-08-19 at 07:58 AM.

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    Field Marshal v1sper's Avatar
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    That draenei fanart is hawt.

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    Epic! phai's Avatar
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    Nice fanarts <3

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    High Overlord Cyhiraeth's Avatar
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    ITT: people drooling over the Draenei fanart (which doesn't even look like a Draenei just a random hot chick with the horns and tail slapped in there) and failing to appreciate the awesomeness of other other pieces.
    Last edited by Cyhiraeth; 2010-08-19 at 08:01 AM.

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    Stood in the Fire
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyhiraeth View Post
    ITT: people drooling over the Draenei fanart. (which doesn't even look like a Draenei just a random hot chick with the horns and tail slapped in there) and failing to appreciate the awesomeness of other other pieces.
    I know you do too!:>
    I did like the other pictures to, the warlock.. on what I still call their mount, ponyta.. looks pretty cool.
    The Tauren at the sunset is also awesome, I might even try to make a good desktop of that one when I come home.
    And, yeh.. I know the draenei is mostly what you say! But still;>
    Yeah! And the little creatures on the last fan art pictures was VERY CUTE.
    Last edited by Sonoka; 2010-08-19 at 08:06 AM.

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    Looks like the start of wow porn instead of fan art, rofl

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    Harrison Jones returns!

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    The Patient Lifestyl's Avatar
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    In the Mountains...
    Harrison jones! 'bout time

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    Stood in the Fire Grimalkin of Old's Avatar
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    Under the bridge
    Harrison Jones FTW!

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    Of those branches, the Draenei one doesn't really make sense, unless it's on outland only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolcantdothat View Post
    Looks like the start of wow porn instead of fan art, rofl
    I do think that Blizzard have something for leggy Draenei Females though considering the last few batches of fan art they've put up

    edit: Harrison Jones! (We need some fan-art of him)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonoka View Post
    I know you do too!:>
    Who in their right mind would not drool over that :P

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    Harisson Jones, all it lacks is a hat, a whip and some rock following him through a Cavern

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    The Lightbringer Malthurius's Avatar
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    Archeology's Servey skill requires Tree of Life form... lol. I know, it's an error. I just found it funny.

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    Haha Chibi Hakkar :P.

    Finaly something about Archeology :P

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    Archaeology looks really fun. Harrison Jones is just a win touch there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonoka View Post
    EDIT3: I was the first poster, woo! .. or, something.. >_<
    You sir, have failed the internet.

    Go write your own blog so you can post "firsts" there

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    Yuk that Draenei... Looks like a Star Trek reject.

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    The draenei art is a bit odd.

    It's sort of a mix between a night elf (outward pointing ears) and a human (traditional eyes), as well as having traits from both Draenei and Man'ari.

    Doesn't mean it's not smexy, but it is odd. :P

    The Chibi troll characters are pretty cute. :3

    The tauren are badass looking.

    The warlock mount doesn't really seem demonic enough, but still cool non-the-less. B)

    Harrison Jones with his monocle is also awesome.
    Last edited by Zookz25; 2010-08-19 at 08:35 AM.

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