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The Weekly Marmot - Cataclysm Zone & Quest Design
This week, I get entirely too excited about how incredibly awesome questing is in the expansion. No longer will leveling from 1-60 just be the part of the game you try to breeze through as quickly as possible so you can get into the "more interesting" quests. Don't believe me? Watch this.
Also, my wedding ring fell off in a lake.
In the Future, All Posts on the Official Forums Will Show RealID
According to a post Nethaera just put up on the official forums, future posts on the official WoW forums will be posted by RealID, rather than by character name. This means that when you post on the official forums, you will be identified by your first and last name.
Nethaera has posted a thread in the official forums detailing the reasons for this change. Most important to note is that it will
not be retroactive
—previous posts on the forums will still be printed the same way. Only
posts will be converted.
This is an interesting change. I admit I'm concerned a bit—partially about privacy issues but mostly about security. But honestly, my first and last name are up all over the Internet already. I have a blog at
, so anybody who happens to be curious about my personal info can find it there. What I'm
curious about is to see how this affects flaming and trolling on the forums. Would you behave differently on the forums if anybody who read your post knew your real name? Time to find out!
The blue posts are after the break!
TankSpot's Cataclysm Zone Previews Continue (+ Halion 25)!
Our friends at
have provided even more awesome video previews of updated Cataclysm zones for us to share with you guys today! These latest additions detail some pretty awesome changes, including (my favorite) the goblins' handiwork in
! Remember that these videos are always available on their respective zone pages - enjoy!
We've also got another bonus video for you guys, featuring the
encounter strategy for Normal 25-player difficulty!
Even More Video Previews
They keep coming, and we keep posting them! If you want to see what else Cataclysm has in store, here are the newest uploads:
No bonus this time, but so far
is my favorite, so here's a peek!
Cataclysm Dungeon Bosses
A couple of builds ago Cataclysm alpha testers saw the first "real" achievements from the new expansion - achievements different from the random funny placeholders and the standard exploration achievements. I am talking about the dungeon (and some raid) achievements. And although they were cool in and of themselves, to me there was something else intriguing hiding inside them - the knowledge of what the different instances will be called and what kind of bosses they will feature. From this we could even gather some very basic and preliminary information about who (or
) those bosses will be. Interesting stuff for me and other players eager to learn more about the expansion.
So! Let me get to the good stuff and present you with a list of all the bosses in the Cataclysm dungeons, as well as with some short description and links whenever they are available. Keep in mind, only Blackrock Caverns and Throne of the Tides are available for testing (even if some of us managed to sneak inside the Stonecore), so information beyond those 2 (3) will be
virtually non-existent. Also, keep an eye out for a similar blog for raids!
More TankSpot Videos—Including Blackrock Caverns!
The crew at
are still hard at work creating videos of the new Cataclysm zones! And of course, we're adding them to our zone pages here on Wowhead. Here's a rundown of their most recent additions:
And for today's bonus, here's a video preview of one of the new instances:
Blackrock Caverns Impressions
The latest news on the Internet - Cataclysm closed beta is hitting us good! But we all know this. What's more important is that since the NDA has been lifted, we'll be showering you with tons of new information, blogs, guide pages, videos, screenshots, and dataz.
just posted some good stuff about the
in Cataclysm (and you should check it out if you haven't), so I decided to go a different route - do a dungeon, see how it feels, give a few screenshots, and a bit of an overall opinion about how the experience is.
Right now the only two dungeons available for testing are
Throne of the Tides
. So I went to my good old friend, the Dungeon Finder, and said "Yo dawg, you heard I like dungeons? Give me a random one!" And so the
Cataclysm Beta: UI Changes
With the upcoming Cataclysm expansion finally hitting an official closed beta, there has been a torrent of new information for everyone to feast their eyes on. With that being said, as with every expansion before Cataclysm, there are always an influx of User Interface changes and we have the low down on what has changed so far in the beta.
Come check out the full preview after the break!
Cataclysm Beta 3D Models Update (Featuring Deathwing)!
We've been updating our Cataclysm site non-stop to add all sorts of awesome new data, including a ton of new 3D models!
was kind enough to pick out some of the ones he thought were worth showing off to you guys! You can view these high quality models in both Flash and Java (the latter of which features animation) with our snazzy built-in
tool! We'll try to spotlight additional models of particular interest as we discover them, so keep checking the Wowhead Blog for the latest Cataclysm updates! Check out what awesome models we've found so far after the break!
Cataclysm Video Previews From TankSpot
Our friends at
have been hard at work creating video previews of the new zones in Cataclysm! As we get them, we've been updating the zone pages on Wowhead's Cataclysm site with the new videos. If you want to check them out, click through and see!
And just as a bonus, we've also included this video of the
Cataclysm Video: New Water Effects
As many of you know the water texture ingame is getting an overhaul in the upcoming
expansion. Now that the NDA has been lifted we have a short video clip of the new water effects. You can literally see the reflection of items on the surface of the water and it is leaps and bounds better than the current water textures.
Aion 1.9 Is Out, and I Know You Guys Care
I told someone that I would hook it up with a quick BFF Report for Aion 1.9, and I thought there would be enough stuff to go over... Wow, was I wrong. I mean, the patchnotes are lengthy, but outside of my incredibly butch gladiator toon, there wasn't much to look at. In the end, I somehow managed to squeeze out a few minutes of coverage and even had enough time to highlight some E3 footage that's hosted on our new
BTW, I have some plans for an upcoming BFFR and need your input...
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