Fatforprom just wrote in tipping us to this movie he found showing off the Patch. 2.1.0 Force of Nature bug. Now, I don't know whether this is a bug or just a practical joke, but it sure is funny. Who knew that trees could be so darm attractive to the wildlife! If it were me I would think twice...

June 6th 2007 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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We love Blizzard EU CM Ommra, because he's (or she!) is always the one to keep us up to date on the most recent hotfixes coming out of Blizzard. And there seem to be a few more than usual this week -- because of the patch, perhaps? (No matter how long they're on the PTRs, they're never bug-free!) Bu...

May 24th 2007 at 6:23pm 0 Comments
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In today's breakfast topic, I noted that I haven't gotten any gold spam in the time I've played since patch 2.1.0 came along. And oh, what a change it is! I was always a good little player, taking the time to report any gold selling spam to a GM, but usually by the time a GM got around to looking at...

May 24th 2007 at 9:07am 0 Comments
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We've all had at least a day (our European friends are a bit behind us, but I have no doubt they have also managed to form their opinions) to play with patch 2.1.0 and digest the many changes contained therein. While the Children's Week quests (and the non-combat pets you get from them) are super fu...

May 24th 2007 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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For a certain kind of WoW player -- specifically, the kind that has addons out the wazoo -- the days after a new patch are always days of terror. Which part of my specially-customized setup doesn't work anymore? Where are my chat windows? Why can't I move? Dear God, how do I live? While this addonp...

May 23rd 2007 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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With new patches come new problems. Disappearing items have caused Blizzard to hotfix and restart every realm, with the side effect of lots of realms being offline and some (including my home realm, Magtheridon) having disappeared entirely. I just got back from a weeklong vacation, and with it being...

May 22nd 2007 at 8:34pm 0 Comments
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If you were attempting to play this evening, you may notice your realm vanishing out from under you. That's because Blizzard has been in the process of rolling restarts to fix a serious issue with today's 2.1.0 patch. As of 3:45 PM PST (that's 6:45 PM to you east coasters), restarts began, with an a...

May 22nd 2007 at 8:10pm 0 Comments
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Each week, Daniel Howell contributes BigRedKitty, a column with strategies, tips and tricks for the hunter class sprinkled with a healthy dose of completely improper, sometimes libelous, personal commentary. Editor's note: We think Damh and Hobbes are trying to be funny. Rogues really don't need to...

May 22nd 2007 at 7:45pm 0 Comments
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2.1.0 appears to be just over the horizon. Some people are speculating that it might hit today, while others are guessing we'll be waiting a week. Nonetheless, it's time for everyone to prepare for the changes to come -- which means some of us are about to suck it up and respec. Blizzard has alrea...

May 15th 2007 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Another week, another Tuesday maintenance. And it's not even a rolling restart week! So here we are all twiddling our thumbs and waiting for the servers to come back online. And, alas, while we've all no doubt been having fun playing with patch 2.1 on the test realms, we do know that today isn't the...

May 1st 2007 at 7:38am 0 Comments
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Blizzard has quietly disabled the upcoming Children's Week holiday. There was a brief announcement in the EU forums saying the event would be disabled until after the 2.1 patch and on the US site the holiday's date has simply been changed to "TBD." In the past the week-long event's start has varied...

April 28th 2007 at 1:58pm 0 Comments
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Over at Blessing of Kings, Coriel has a great explanation of how the paladin's to-be-changed Illumination talent -- which has been happily residing in the holy tree since the game's release -- became such a thorny problem. The talent (as it exists now) returns the base mana cost of a healing spell t...

April 27th 2007 at 4:30pm 0 Comments