Posts Tagged ‘Heroic’

Heroic Dungeons

Heroic Dungeons Now Available

Us lucky Cataclysm beta testers that have level 85 characters ready and able to do heroics can now jump in and try them out! This is probably one of the most important phases of the beta if you ask me. People are always weary of balance when it comes to heroics. That jump between normal and heroic instances is pretty important and pretty significant. I can’t wait to jump in there and try them out!

You can find a list of all the available heroic instance and the full quote from Blizzard below.

Furthermore, the Pre-made Character Templates should provide you guys with characters in level 333 Superior (blue) quality gear – which is the minimum expected gear level for succeeding in heroics. I strongly encourage you to copy over a new pre-made if you want to test heroics.

Available character copies should also be reset.

*We’re looking in to the issue of not being able to use dungeon finder. You should be able to form up a group the old-fashioned way and walk into a heroic.

Here’s a quick list for easy access to active threads on both dungeons and raids. We will be sure to update it whenever something new is available.

Valnoth, Blizzard Entertainment (Source)

Even More Skill And Class Updates

You read it correctly! There are a ton of new and apparently un-documented changes that have been discovered in the latest Cataclysm Beta build. The coolest, to me at least, are the new hunter skills which seem to cover pretty much everything. Bloodlust, Horn of Winter and many others!

You can find all of the new changes either over at MMO-Champion or World of Raids.
Vial of the Sands

Vial of the Sands – Alchemy Mount?

An incredibly cool and no doubt soon highly sought after mount was discovered in the latest Cataclysm Beta build. The Vial of the Sands, an epic level 80 mount that requires riding skill 225 as well as some, as of yet unknown, level of Alchemy, is set to lure more than a few people to the Alchemy profession. As you can see below it actually transforms you into the Sandstone Drake and allows you to carry a friend on your back, cool! 😀

Vial of the Sands
Binds when picked up
Requires: Level 80
Requires: Riding (225)
Use: Teaches you how to transform into a dragon, allowing you to fly very fast and carry an ally on your back.

You can see more about this amazing looking discovery over at MMO-Champion.

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“Return to Graveyard” Button Added

A cute little addition to the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Beta is making the lives of all of those visiting the graveyards, (by dying, duh!) then proceeding to lose their corpse in some or other way, a lot easier. The “Return to Graveyard” button that can be found at the top and centre of your screen when you are dead will return you to the graveyard nearest to where you died. It’s pretty useful if you ask me!


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Starcraft Pulse

Episode 15! Sorry this one took so long. I had my birthday during this past week and was disallowed from even touching any work whatsoever. I finally got it out though, so that’s good! I again had to cut a few pieces of news as Vegas was being a pain and not letting me render it. Mostly happy with this episode, apart from the small sound issues around 5mins. 150 Subscribers, whoohoooo! Like it, favourite it, share it and subscribe! Enjoy 😀

‘Continue reading’ for a full list of episodes and extras!


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Cataclysm Beta Build 12875 Part 2

I have to say I did suspect that there would be more changes discovered, I just didn’t realise there would be this many! Here is Part 2 of the Cataclysm Beta Build 12875 changes. There are quite a few interesting ones here so get comfortable and start reading!    

Cataclysm Beta – New Horde And Alliance Intros

TotalBiscuit has treated us with a video of all of the new Horde and Alliance Intro cutscenes that play when you create your new characters in Cataclysm. The only one missing at the moment is the Goblin one that has not yet been implemented. It’s definitely worth a watch for all the lore buffs out there! See the video below.

Also be sure to check out the other videos in TotalBuiscuit’s Channel, they are sure to entertain!

Cataclysm Glyph Changes

New Glyph Interface

So Blizzard have finally added the new Glyph Interface. It’s looking pretty cool and it seems like it is a lot more user friendly than the way it was before. You can now ‘learn’ glyphs’ once and then you won’t need to ever again. They will be in your spell book for later use, even if you remove them from the slots. I wonder if this will spell the end for the inscription profession? I hope they manage to find something really cool to add to make up for this! See the list of changes below courtesy of MMO-Champion.     

  • The biggest change, Glyphs are no longer a consumable item. You learn them and can swap them at any time after that, without having to buy them again.
  • Prime Glyphs slots have been added
  • All Glyphs are now listed, including the one you didn’t learn yet.
  • You can search for Glyphs, and filter them.

Cataclysm Armor Models

Cataclysm Beta – Build 12857 Model Updates

Along with this new beta build came a lot of changes that aren’t immedietely visible or documented in the patch notes. Changes like all the cool new models that the guys over at Wowhead have found! You can check their post out for new armor models (Cloth, leather, plate and mail) a few new weapons, mineral veins and I think most importantly, armadillos. See all of that over at Wowhead.com.   

New Ghost Wolf Form

The new Arctic Ghost Wolf Form was added in this build. Shamans rejoice! You can see the model here or just follow the link below. Once again, thanks a lot to MMO-Champion for getting that up so quickly! 😀 

Arctic Ghost Wolf 

Heroic Shadowfang Keep And Deadmines Coming With Cataclysm

As the title says it seems like, contrary to what Blizzard told us before, we will be seeing the Heroic versions of Shadowfang Keep and Deadmines released with Cataclysm. That’s cool! I can’t wait to get back up in Van Cleef’s grill! 😀 See the official quote below.  

Heroics are not ready for testing.  

Heroic Shadowfang Keep and Heroic Deadmines WILL be released with Cataclysm. You will not have to wait for a later patch.
Valnoth, Blizzard Entertainment (Source)   

Cataclysm Map Updates

Cataclysm Beta – Build 12857 Map Updates

Those hardworking guys over at Wowhead have compiled a nice post full of all the new and updated maps in the Cataclysm Beta thus far. It’s really cool to see how some of them have been updated and even cooler to see those old instances we know and love from the top down! Visit the Wowhead post here for more on that or just clicky the link below! There really are a lot of cool maps and it’s definitely worth checking out!    

Wowhead Cataclysm Map Update! New Classic / Cataclysm Dungeon + Raid Maps and More!    

More Coming Soon!

I am trying to get previews up of all the new Worgen customization options. Alas, the beta is not cooperating. I am crashing every time I try to create a new Worgen. Hopefully that will be fixed soon so I can get those previews up. Stay tuned for more Cataclysm Beta news!

Thanks again to World of Raids and MMO-Champion for all the updates and news!

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