Alas, it doesn't look like this is going to be the week. Scheduled maintenance is only from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pacific time, far too little for a patch. Luckily, that is more than enough downtime for you to catch up on all the latest WoW news. We got a lot of stuff to cover, from patch 4.1 news and loot drops to BlizzCon tickets and new official lore. Check it all out after the break.
Hot news and features
- Check out the patch 4.1 PTR note updates for April 12.
- Mobile guild chat is free for a limited time.
- The answers are out for Ask the Devs round 5. This time, they answer achievement questions.
- BlizzCon 2011 tickets will be on sale May 21 and May 25.
- WoW Archivist looks at beta patch 0.10.
- CM Zarhym has revealed that male and female versions of all demons are on the table for warlocks.
- Blizzard has release more official lore on Grom Hellscream and the Council of the Three Hammers.
Class news and guides
- Totem Talk has a guide to restoration shaman raiding specs. We also have a guide to low-level enhancement abilities.
- Scattered Shots has a guide to hunter addons.
- Spiritual Guidance navigates your shadow priest trinket choices. We also have a guide to healing priest macros.
- Shifting Perspectives opines on the new Call to Arms system. Also, balance druids are learning about Total Eclipse (alas, it is not the kind of the heart).
- The Light And How to Swing It looks at patch 4.1 retribution gear. We also have guides to tanking macros and holy glyphs.
- Lichborne answers more blood tanking questions.
- The Care And Feeding of Warriors discusses the balance and usage of Single Minded Fury.
- Encrypted Text talks about the fun rogues can have with stealth.
- Raid Rx looks at throughput, regeneration, and secondary stats for raid healers.
- Arcane Brilliance has a discussion on Mage Armor.
- Blood Pact has some suggestions for the demonology tree.
Dungeons, professions, items, PvP, and more
- Ready Check takes a look at the raiding changes coming in patch 4.1.
- WoW Rookie covers the basics of mouse turning.
- Addon Spotlight has a Daily To-Do list.
- Gold Capped talks about profitable tailoring. We also have a look at the latest in gold making addons.
- The OverAchiever has a guide to obtaining 5-man dungeon mounts.
Odds and ends
- Check out the latest installment of Safe Passage.
- Know Your Lore looks at Arthas' journey from death knight to Lich King. We also have a look at the current politics of the Horde.
- 15 Minutes of Fame talks to a Horde-minded ad writer.
- Blizzard and Epic Weapons are showing off the winners of the weaponsmithing fan art contest.
- The Lawbringer continues to discuss the issue of avatar rights.