PUG with Blizzard Employees Today on the PTR (Nov 4)
Have you ever wanted to join a PUG with members of the World of Warcraft development and community teams? Well now's your chance!
on the official forums that blue posters will be on the PTR today (Nov 4) at 4 pm PST (7 pm EST) to test out the new dungeon system.
For a chance to group with the Blizzard team members, you need to use the Dungeon system and choose the "Random Heroic" option. All employees will have the <GM> tag next to their names and be able to choose whichever class, realm and faction he or she wants.
PTR Build 10747 - New Models + Icons!
The Public Test Realm has just been updated to build 10747 and you guys know what that means - more models and icons! Highlights include a brand new model for Lord Marrowgar, the Perky Pug (AWWW!) awarded from use of the new
Looking For Dungeon
tool, an amazing looking Love Rocket flying mount (that I absolutely
You can also check our previous posts under
, in which we showed off some snazzy new finds! Once again we have some more interesting additions, which you guys and gals can view after the break!
3.3 Patch Notes Updated! (Build 10747)
So the latest PTR build has some very interesting changes to the
, including one I've been waiting for for a long time—it appears that meeting stones no longer have a maximum level requirement. Anyone above level 15 can be summoned by any meeting stone. It also appears that 71-80 battlegrounds now reward a small number of arena points. Veeeeery interesting...
Looks like they've adjusted that line in the patch notes. It now says "All level 71-80 Battleground daily quests will now award 25 Arena points in addition to their current rewards."
Check the summary after the jump!
World of Warcraft 5th Anniversary Sweepstakes!
On Nov. 23, WoW will turn 5 years old, and to celebrate, Blizzard is handing out prizes every week for the next five weeks! Apparently, the winners are randomly chosen each week from a different group of accounts, all based on how long you've had your account! Rejoice old school players, newbs won't steal your spot! The first weeks prize will be a
, courtesy of Taverncraft!
Continue reading after the commercial break for the official quote and rules and eligibility!
China Gives WoW China Non-Approval
Just as Chinese players expected to finally get Wrath of the Lich King later this month, China's GAPP has given NetEase (China's World of Warcraft operator) its non-approval which means NetEase needs to stop taking in subscriptions and new sign-ups. This is strange as the content was already approved while being run by the former operator The9, which may (or may not?) mean this will be overturned.
Also, this just may have been a problem for Netease as they have been collecting subscription fees for quite some time now, which they weren't supposed to be doing without official GAPP approval. What makes this even stranger is that NetEase hasn't had any communication with the GAPP other than the official press release on the GAPP website.
G4 Interviews Blizzard Team for WoW 5-Year Anniversary Retrospective
World of Warcraft turns five years old on November 23, 2009, and G4 has kicked off the celebration a little early with a series of
with some big names at Blizzard.
X-Play host Morgan Webb sat down with Game Director
, Lead World Designer
and former Game Director
Jeffrey "Tigole" Kaplan
to look back at the history of WoW from day one.
The combined videos total more than 35 minutes in length, so there's a lot to digest in the retrospective. There's nothing particularly noteworthy mentioned in the interviews, but they're certainly worth viewing for fans who are interested in hearing Chilton, Afrasiabi and Kaplan reminisce about WoW's history and explain their duties at Blizzard.
For those of you who don't know, Kaplan left the WoW team to work on Blizzard's next big MMO project, which he's "super excited about" but couldn't discuss in det
Wowhead Weekly Review (Oct 25 - Oct 31)
Hey there, this is our thirty-fourth Wowhead Weekly Review!
This week we've had more and more patch 3.3 topics, and one of them is the announcement of the Kalu'ak Fishing derby, rivaling with the Goblins' Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza. Another heap of icons have been added, among them you will find some spoiler on
--- I mustn't tell before the break. Non-spoiler-avid users, have no fear, we've hidden it inside a toggler and marked it appropriately.
Opinions presented in the Wowhead Weekly Review are not necessarily those of Wowhead.com or its staff members.
New Hunter Spirit Beast: Arcturis
So as some of you know there was a new model added to the PTR a few builds ago that looked like a new
in the shape of a bear. Finally
has found the little critter named
and tamed him.
Read on after the jump for more information.
Day of the Dead 2009 (Nov 1 - Nov 2) - Quest Guide + Information!
Fresh on the heels of the
event begins the
Day of the Dead
Dia de los Muertos
) event in World of Warcraft.
This event is a memorial holiday in which we celebrate the honor and memory of those who have passed on. They make a spiritual return to our lands, which we prepare with food and festivities, for only two days:
. The holiday is a
in-game event, similar to
, but it's pretty interesting regardless!
Everything you need to know about this world event can be found after the break.
New Holiday: Day of the Dead
Coming soon is the short 2-day holiday known as Day of the Dead which takes place this Sunday and Monday. The Holiday is based around the real world
Day of the Dead
where family members get together and remember those who have passed on.
There are a few rewards for this event, including a Macabre Marionette, which is a small pet that looks like a skeleton wearing a sombrero and holding a pair of maracas. This pet can only be used during the Day of the Dead event and cannot be learned or kept. One achievement is also available:
You can read more on the event after the jump!
Official Preview of Quel'Delar, the Sister Blade
In anticipation of patch 3.3, Blizzard has posted
, the sister blade of
. The articles focuses on the history of the weapon, from its creation at the hands of the Dragon Aspects and night elves to its destruction at the hands of Queen Lana'thel.
Actually, destruction is too harsh a word. Quel'Delar was shattered, and players will be able to embark on an epic quest in patch 3.3 to find the pieces and reforge it. According to the post, "several classes can use Quel'Delar, and the sword can fit several different play styles. For any class that is unable to wield it, however, the Sunreaver blood elves and the Silver Covenant high elves will gladly take this relic of their history in exchange for a usable weapon."
BlizzCast Episode 11!
Zarhym has just posted a link to the new BlizzCast!
Episode 11 is now available for streaming or download on the official site.
Head on over
and check it out!
In our eleventh episode of BlizzCast, we have a roundtable discussion with members of the community team to recap the major happenings, announcements, and other highlights of this year’s BlizzCon. Join our discussion as we relive some of our favorite moments from the show.
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