Q&A With Tom Chilton at Champions' Carnival in Taiwan
Tom "Kalgan" Chilton, the Lead Game Designer for World of Warcraft, was in attendance at the recent
While he was there he had a
with players at the event and some of the questions covered current and future armour tiers to the future of arenas and even a little about Cataclysm.
Read on after the break for the full Q&A.
Algalon vs. Arthas?
You know, I've long since glossed over the concerns of various power levels of bosses in WoW. The fact that
somebody caught in the hills of Northrend can kick the butt of
stopped bothering me a long time ago, so I don't think that's the problem I have with the placement of the
So, with the fight with Arthas finally on the horizon, I've been thinking a lot about the road leading up to it: specifically Ulduar, and the fight with Algalon the Observer, and something about it just rings false with me.
Interview With Samwise: Pandaren Brewmaster Deluxe Figure
As most of you might know
Sam "Samwise" Didier
is the art director over at Blizzard. In this interview they talk about the process in designing the exclusive
Pandaren Brewmaster Deluxe Figure
and they also mention pandarens past, present and future.
If you really like pandareans or just like looking at Samwise's artwork (I know I do!) you can read the interview after the break.
Upcoming Contest: Wowhead Pride!
Are you a Wowhead user? What about a Wowhead fanatic? How long ago was your "Joined On" date? Do you have every frontpage title memorized? Were you beta testing the talent calculator when all those other scrubs didn't know which end of a rocket was which?
Well now's your chance to prove it!
Interview With Lead Game Designer Tom "Kalgan" Chilton
, an official German fansite, they had a chance to have a chat with Tom "Kalgan" Chilton who is the Lead Game Designer for World of Warcraft. They touch on a lot of things including everything from player housing (no it's not in the plans) to Cataclysm and the the future.
There is even mention that there may be a
content patch before Cataclysm
but it won't be like a major content patch and could contain class balance fixes, bug fixes, implementation of new Battle.net features, and maybe even a new raid boss? A new Wyrmrest Temple boss? Who knows.
Read the whole interview using the link below!
Fourth Tile Unlocked In The Warcraft Battlecry Mosiac
As most of you have undoubtedly seen us report on (
, and even
Warcraft Battlecry Mosiac
has once again reached a new milestone of
pictures for the project. Since this reaches another 1,000 images since the last update they've unlocked another tile and some new artwork has also been unlock-this time, it's is more concept art but of Ironforge!
We still have
pictures to go out of the
goal, so why don't you go out and take a picture with your factions emblem and post it on the official
Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic
Winter Veil 2009 Guide!
Miyari has posted our complete guide to
Winter Veil 2009
We've packed up our things and moved on over to our own guide page this year, so don't be alarmed that this is a short post! If you have comments or questions, feel free to post them here and they'll get answered quickly.
The actual event doesn't begin until
9 AM tomorrow
(realm time), so there may be some stuff we need to edit as soon as it goes live. We'll be updating the guide as we go!
Shadowmourne Shards Not That Rare?
to have the dismal drop rates of
(about 5%) will be pleasantly surprised by the drop rates discovered on the official World of Warcraft Armory.
The shards themselves are required for
which requires you to gather 60 of them to create
. The good news is that the drop rate is
in Normal (25-man) and
in Heroic (25-man).
This information was pulled from the Armory page on
New Information About the Magazine
Some of you may remember a while back a
I had posted about the new
World of Warcraft Magazine
that Blizzard was producing. When I and the other customers ordered the magazine, Blizzard had given an estimate of 8 - 10 weeks for delivery. Unfortunately, it has been overdue.
Just a few minutes ago though, I received an email regarding the magazine. If you purchased your magazine but failed to receive an email, then this information is relevant to you! Even if you didn't purchase a magazine there is a surprise!
Thank you for subscribing to the World of Warcraft Official Magazine! We're hard at work putting the finishing touches on our debut issue, and we're excited that we'll soon be able to share all of the cool features and community-centric stories we've put together. In the meantime, we'd like to give you a sneak peek at the wrap-around cover of the first issue, featuring a confrontation in Icecrown Citadel that's been a long time coming — and as a "thank you" for subscribing and for your patience while we wrap things up, you can download this
Joystiq Interview With Blizzard Co-Founder Frank Pearce
Joystiq has an interview running with
, who is the Senior Vice President of Blizzard Entertainment, about milestones in Warcraft. They go on to talk about how the company name was chosen to the biggest obstacles they faced with the game and even to questions about a Blizzard Theme Park (kidding)!
It's a really interesting read which you can find here:
Account Settings Page Revamped!
We've added some new functionality to our
In addition to all of the old functionality (which we've grouped under various tabs) you can now select a default model for our
3D model viewer
, the default comment sorting (by date or by rating), and more—including some new options for
members, allowing them to enable or disable ads, the Premium logo, the avatar badge and border, etc.
Go play around and enjoy—and feel free to offer feedback on other things you'd like to see listed there!
3rd Tile In the Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic Unlocked!
in the last few weeks, the
Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic
picture submissions have once again increased in number, to 3,128 out of the 20,000 image goal to complete the mosaic. Since we've gotten another 1,000 submissions, Blizzard has unlocked another tile and a piece of art on the site to drool over—this time, it's concept art of the ruins of Dalaran in Alterac Mountains!
We've still got
pictures left to gather, so why don't you take a picture with your faction's emblem and send it in over on the official
Warcraft Battlecry Mosaic
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