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Everyone's so excited about the pending PTR for patch 4.2 that we've forgotten all about poor, neglected patch 4.1. Don't worry, Blizzard certainly hasn't -- and today, we've got another round of hotfixes posted by Zarhym (community manager) at the official Warcraft blog. In addition to the usu...

May 4th 2011 at 10:45pm 0 Comments
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Tonight, we've got another round of hotfixes courtesy of Zarhym (community manager), who posted them to the official Warcraft blog. Along with what should be a welcome change to Zul'Aman for healers, there are a handful of class changes related to one particular raid encounter: In Zul'Aman...

May 2nd 2011 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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Blizzard has released an update for the patch 4.1 official patch notes. Most of these notes confirm changes already in game, including the presence of portals to Stormwind and Orgrimmar in Dalaran and Shattrath, which should be good news for people leveling through the 60s and 70s. In addition, t...

May 2nd 2011 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Hi, kids. It's me, Ol' Grumpy. You may remember me from my guide to Cataclysm instance protocols or perhaps from when I explained that you'd have to relearn some old bad habits from the previous expansion. This time, I'm here to explain how to adjust to the new realities of patch 4.1, our two ne...

May 2nd 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Every week, WoW Insider brings you Blood Pact for affliction, demonology and destruction warlocks. For those who disdain the watered-down arts that other cling to like a safety blanket ... For those willing to test their wills against the nether and claim the power that is their right ... Blood P...

May 2nd 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mike Sacco will be your host today. I'm tired. I've been tanking all weekend. Let's do this Queue so I can sleep and do it all over again tomorrow. Crispn asked:...

May 1st 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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There was an interesting change slipped into the 4.1 patch notes a few days ago, and players may or may not have noticed it. The dungeon finder, which pulls from the combined battlegroups of all servers, has been tweaked to place players from the same realm together first, and if it can't find...

April 30th 2011 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Every week, WoW Insider brings you Arcane Brilliance for arcane, fire and frost mages. This week, we take a break from slaughtering trolls and digging up ancient relics long enough to discuss our early impressions of patch 4.1. My first impression: Cobraaaaaa! The days and weeks following a majo...

April 30th 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Every week, WoW Insider brings you The Care and Feeding of Warriors, the column dedicated to arms, fury and protection warriors. Despite repeated blows to the head from dragons, demons, Old Gods and whatever that thing over there was, Matthew Rossi will be your host. I promised it last week. Thi...

April 30th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Every week, WoW Insider brings you Totem Talk for elemental, enhancement, and restoration shaman. On Saturdays, Josh Myers tackles the hard questions about enhancement. Can we tank? Can we DPS with a two-hander? How does one shoot web? The answer to the first two is "no," and roll a hunter for th...

April 30th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mike Sacco will be your host today. Presented without comment. Twowolves asked: So, how long until the next expansion is announced? I don't think Blizz will sit...

April 30th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Hotfixes! Get your hotfixes here! Spicy hot and right off the grill. Don't be shy, ma'am! Notable changes: Akil'zon, the eagle boss in ZA, will be summoning Amani Kidnappers less frequently, but they have more health. Nitro Boosts won't kill you any more. Satchel of Exotic Mysteries...

April 29th 2011 at 10:00pm 0 Comments