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More PTR changes! Hooray! This time it's the US forums that have the newest notes, which appear to have been changed from the last version only in the Professions and Quests sections. Here are the modifications: [Jewelcrafting] A new recipe for Steady Talasite is now available from the Halaa ve...

August 10th 2007 at 7:51pm 0 Comments
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We all have questions about the new voice chat features that's coming in patch 2.2. Helpfully, Blizzard has posted a FAQ, answering many of these very questions. Some of them are fairly obvious ("What is the new voice chat feature in World of Warcraft?"), but several answer things I was genuinely c...

August 10th 2007 at 5:21pm 0 Comments
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Shaman's Windfury Totem is being hotfix-nerfed:Windfury Totem will no longer trigger for any "yellow" attacks unless they are on next swing attacks, such as Heroic Strike and CleaveThat is fairly significant, I think. And those of us who are anxious to test out voice chat (coming in patch 2.2) will...

August 9th 2007 at 8:42pm 0 Comments
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The test realms for patch 2.2 grind on, and it looks like a new build is being pushed, since the patch notes on the European forums got updated. Here are the changes I found in the new notes; some we knew were around, like voice chat, and some we had been promised, like anti-AFK measures for battleg...

August 8th 2007 at 7:09pm 0 Comments
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Reader Chris was just logging on to the public test realms to check out the arena vendors when he stumbled into this scene. So take this word of advice -- if you're simply interested in examining new vendor items, perhaps copying your characters over to the PvP test realm isn't the best idea. Other...

July 31st 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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In Gamers on the Street, Krystalle Voecks will be creating characters and joining random US servers in an attempt to find out what the everyday Gamer thinks about different things going on in and around the World of Warcraft. With research in hand, she'll report back here on Thursdays, to share t...

July 26th 2007 at 4:01pm 0 Comments

Over on YouTube, Neona has posted a couple of videos demonstrating a lighting effects change in patch 2.2. Sure, it's a minor cosmetic change, but it is pretty cool looking. (Of course, I'm always happy about more glowiness -- so a glowy sun is all good!)

July 25th 2007 at 8:33am 0 Comments
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Hortus has posted a sticky about the current PTR issues which addresses a lot of problems in and questions about 2.2. Most notably, he has confirmed that Zul'Aman and Guild Banks will not be in patch 2.2. He also has confirmed that Voice Chat will still be in 2.2, but it is not yet available for te...

July 24th 2007 at 9:05am 0 Comments
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On the Test Realm Forums, Hortus has compiled a list of all known issues on the PTRs. While bugs are never fun, the good news here is that they're all being investigated by Blizzard QA, and we can hope they'll be fixed well before patch 2.2 hits the live realms. Items of note include: Many ite...

July 21st 2007 at 6:33pm 0 Comments
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For the many Orc players unhappy about the state of their shoulder armor, I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is that Drysc has confirmed that the fix for the shoulder armor graphics has made it into the upcoming 2.2 patch! And the bad news? Well, no one knows quite when the 2.2 patc...

July 19th 2007 at 10:41am 0 Comments
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More and more, people are choosing their professions for the top-level Bind on Pickup items. Blacksmiths have their awesome weapons, tailors have their superior spell damage sets, leatherworkers get admittedly mediocre leather sets, engineers can make neat helmets, and enchanters can enchant their o...

July 16th 2007 at 1:40pm 0 Comments
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Using our top secret, highly illegal, and mildly toxic BRK Patch Notes Discombobulator, the highly-trained yet massively underpaid engineers at the BRK Information Warfare Center and Crunchy Cheetos Research Facility have been able to root out the hidden agenda in the latest patch notes distributi...

July 13th 2007 at 3:00pm 0 Comments