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It's been some time since I wrote about my initial attempts at playing the rogue class. And, no, I haven't given it up yet! I've only reached the fairly puny level of 33, but the rogue changes coming in the next patch have me excited about continued leveling - after all, there's little joy in having...

July 23rd 2006 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Another patch, and another set of changes that didn't quite make it into the patch notes. Of course, everything on the test realms is subject to change, but as it stands, this is what you will find on the test realms. This list seems to be updated regularly, so if you aren't planning on playing on...

July 18th 2006 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Well, at least the US public test realms are sort of online... in my experience I get a few seconds of connectivity before getting kicked off and needing to log on again. And of the two pre-made characters I attempted to copy over, one wound up on the PVE test realm and another on the RP-PvP test r...

July 17th 2006 at 9:11pm 0 Comments
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The number of available character transfers to the test realm reset sometime Friday evening - usually a sign that the public test realms are coming online soon. The rumors flying around on the forums garnered an official response from Tseric, who said that efforts were made to get the PTR online Fr...

July 15th 2006 at 12:30am 0 Comments
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The test realms will be opened again at 10:00 AM PDT with a bug fix patch. While CM Ordinn describes it as a "small bug fix patch" the list of fixes is quite extensive.  And even if you aren't interested in testing, the public test realms serve as a great place to experiment with new characters...

July 6th 2006 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Once again it's been a fun run on the PTRs, but they have, officially, closed.  Of course, the real news here is that this means patch 1.11 has been mostly finalized, and that we should expect patch deployment soon - possibly as early as this week.  On the matter of a release date, Tigole...

June 19th 2006 at 2:09pm 0 Comments
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Tigole has announced two changes to dungeons that we should see in patch 1.11.  These aren't live on the test realms yet, but should be in a few days. The release timer is being removed for players in instances.  This should come as welcome news for anyone who has ever died at the beg...

May 25th 2006 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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The test realms haven't been up for long, but Naxxramas bug fixes are already starting to show up.  Also, to help testers, a vendor has been added to Naxxramas that will offer free repairs, free resurrection sickness removal, spell reagents, tome of tranquilizing shot, and rogue poisons. ...

May 24th 2006 at 10:35am 0 Comments
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The public test realms opened late Friday, and despite stability issues, are officially online.  With lots of interesting changes, are you interested in checking them out?  Perhaps exploring the new Naxxramas dungeon with a pick up group, or just enjoying playing a pre-made and pre-geared...

May 22nd 2006 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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As seems to be the usual pattern, after the public test realms were brought online they were immediately slammed with traffic, bringing them offline again.  As of writing this, the only test realm that seems to be up is the RP-PVP realm.  The character transfer system suffered a similar fa...

May 21st 2006 at 1:13pm 0 Comments
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The test realms have been brought up with the 1.11 content patch.  Check out the patch notes here and copy a pre-made character (character transfers are usually not available on weekends) from here.  So get copying!While the changes are mostly as we expected, there are a few pleasant surpr...

May 20th 2006 at 2:30am 0 Comments
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The official under development page for World of Warcraft has been updated today, providing a look into what we can certainly expect to see in the upcoming patch.  WoWWiki has a more detailed article covering what changes have been officially mentioned in the forums to date.  When can we e...

May 19th 2006 at 8:00pm 0 Comments