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postheadericon Imagine “Blizzard Focusing on Games”..(rather than customers)

So, some people are ranting like crazy..others seem pretty cool with it.


No Blizzcon in 2012 of course.

It’s ok–as long as the pretty lady says it!

postheadericon 4.3.2 Patch Delay. Poor Old Hunters

Warcraft 4.3.2 PatchSo patch 4.3.2 is likely to be delayed.
For most people this is probably fine. It’s just a 3rd tier update with a few balancing tweaks after all.
Notice the hunters changes though. All positive. Black Arrow effect roughly doubled, deterrence effect increased and Lock and Load is not halter by arcane shot (which might fundamentally change a hunters PvE rotation)

Full notes below.



World of Warcraft Patch 4.3.2

  • Classes: General Vengeance is no longer triggered by receiving damage from other players.
  • Druids The Tier 13 Balance Druid 4-piece bonus now also increases the damage of Starsurge by 10%, in addition to its current effect.
  • Hunters Aspect of the Hawk now grants roughly 35% more attack power.
    Deterrence now also reduces damage taken by 30% while active.
    Black Arrow now ticks every 2 seconds for 20 seconds, as opposed to every 3 seconds for 15 seconds. The total damage dealt by the ability is unchanged.
    Lock and Load no longer benefits Arcane Shot, nor is it consumed by Arcane Shot.
  • Mages Fireball damage has been reduced by roughly 6%.
    Pyroblast damage has been reduced by roughly 6%.
  • Paladins Holy Radiance now costs 40% of base mana, up from 35%.
  • Priests Mass Dispel should again prefer dispelling targets that have magic effects that can be dispelled.
  • Dungeons & Raids You can now form same-faction raids with Real ID friends, allowing you to enter Raid Finder in groups larger than 5, run older normal or heroic raids, or participate in Battlegrounds. You will not yet be able to run normal or heroic Dragon Soul with cross-realm raids of Real ID friends.
  • Several typo fixes and clarified descriptions have been added to the Dungeon Journal entries for Dragon Soul.
  • Players can no longer win multiple copies of the same item on a single Raid Finder boss kill. For example, a player who chooses Need on two set piece tokens or two weapons and wins the first, will not be eligible for the second on that particular boss.

postheadericon Blizzard Investors Call Early February. Titan, Diablo, WoW

Like most major software companies, particularly those affiliated to large distributors, Blizzard have an obligation both to their partners and to their shareholders to periodically appraise them of their situation.

One of these “Financial calls” is due in the next few days, and it comes at a very fluid time for the software developers.

Blizzard are expected to announce the release of Diablo III very soon..

Mike Morhaime is widely expected to use the upcoming call to make a release date announcement.

But for those of us still playing World of Warcraft, the financial situation of Blizzard has a much deeper interest, and one that I’ve not seen reported elsewhere.

As most of you are aware, there is a project on-going at Blizzard called “Titan” and this has been described as a “ new casual role-playing game”.

Titan By Blizzard EntertainmentThat’s the title that baffles me. Any game where I have to pay a monthly description I would expect to play for many hours per month to get value for my subscription fee. I’m not sure where the word “casual” comes into it?

More importantly even than that is that reports over the last three months have been that up to 1.4 million subscribers have cancelled their Warcraft craft accounts.

While this still leaves Blizzard with a game many times more popular than any other MMO on the market, it does represent a huge and very rapid drop in subscription. Let’s face it, WoW is now over seven years old and at its very heart a lot of its infrastructure is pretty dated..

This is never more apparent than when creating a new character with one of the original races. The rather gormless looking caricature faces for humans, dwarfs and gnomes, not to mention the very limited choices in facial features is the first indicator that this game is based on a very old platform.

Of course like most people we value depth of game-play above visual aesthetics, but there comes a time when you really are stretching the elastic, and something needs to give.

I predict that this next economic update from Blizzard will at least hint at a change to the subscription style that they operate or, conversely that following the Pandaria update, Warcraft will undergo a massive and fundamental change in engine and design.

Of course there is a third option, that Warcraft will gradually be phased out, going free to play in the next 18 months or so to make room in the market place for “Titan”.

Here at Wowgoldeliteguide we will have the full update after the call the call

postheadericon Ultraxion References Skyim. Homage or Insult?

Warcraft 4.3 Ultraxion RaidIt’s a question that might take some answering, When does a homage turn into an insult?

Quite a while now we been aware that Blizzard were considering adding references to Skyrim, a single player role-playing game from rival company Bethesda Softworks.

Some of the trash mobs that raiding parties had to encounter before doing the Ultraxion content were named or referenced the story and characters from Bethesdas record-breaking game.

I have scoured the net and not seen any representatives or anybody involved with the production of Skyrim complain about this idea at all, yet in the Blizzard forums there seems to be quite a heated debate about an “implied insult”.

Think of it this way, if you did not realise that other people were insulted by this would you consider it as an insult at all, or simply a homage to another game?

I’m firmly in the second camp, Warcraft has often cross-referenced popular culture in the past, and there is no direct competition between WoW and Skyrim.

One is a massively multiplayer game, the one a single player only.

In fact if anything, they probably compliment one another in keeping the “swords and sorcery” theme alive. I won both – as do many people I know. I am not choosing one over the other, they are quite different and…..oh well

Sadly, (in my opinion anyway), Blizzard seem to be considering removing or changing this content.

The spoilsports and killjoys win again.

postheadericon 64 Bit Mac Client Almost Ready

64 Bit CPU's From Ages AgoIt’s about time that software moved to 64 bit platforms. There is a 90% plus chance (probably 99.9%) that you play Warcraft on a 64 bit machine. The processor is 64 bit (all mainstream processors have been 64 bit for almost a decade now), and the OS you are using is 64bit  or has a 64 bit option.

I won’t bore you with the massive advantages we would all have if all software moved to 64 bit – but at least Blizzard are now making a positive step towards propagating the next generation of hardware with the move to a 64 bit client.

Patch 4.3.2 64-bit PTR Client

The new PTR build also brought us a 64-bit client for Mac users.

Originally Posted by Blizzard

A 64-bit client is now available for use with the 4.3.2 PTR. You can download it at the link below, unzip it into your PTR directory, and then run the executable to test it.

  • The 64-bit client is being distributed separately from the PTR as it is not yet supported for use with World of Warcraft.
  • This can only be used with the 4.3.2 PTR, it is not to be used with the live version of the game.
  • The game’s built in voice chat does not currently work in the 64-bit client.
  • [Mac] The 64-bit Mac client does not currently support the in-game movie recording functionality.
  • [Mac] The 64-bit Mac client does not currently support the customized LCD display for the Logitech G15 series of keyboards.
  • [Mac] The 64-bit Mac client is currently not supported on 10.5 systems. You will need 10.6.8 or later for this version.

Build 15201 – PC link, Mac link
If you encounter any issues while using the 64-bit version, please report your findings in the PTR bug report forum (, and return to using the 32-bit executable.

postheadericon Mists Of Pandaria Release Speculation

Mists Release Date SpeculationSo Blizzard have said that there will be one more content that between now and the release of Mists of Pandaria. Patch 4.4

The rest of this post is pure speculation.

I have no idea what the time-line will be the release of the new expansion but given that the last content patch is only a matter of weeks old, Blizzard has 3 to 4 months between one content patch and the next. There is also a similar gap between the last content patch for any given expansion and the release of the full expansion .

What this means if you add it all up is, if Blizzard follows the usual pattern and spacing rules that they have since 2004, Mists of Pandaria will be out late summer or early autumn 2012.

Some this will be good news for many this will be a disappointment. The rumour that this may be because of the support required post-release for Diablo III is probably unfounded.

The new game has a completely different development team working on this game, even the telephone support for Diablo to a different centre I believe.

So before Mists of Pandaria drops, we can expect 4.4 and possibly even smaller incremental content patches. Given that I’m engrossed in Star Wars at the moment I’m not that concerned, but when the time comes I shall be waiting and raring to go with the new monk class.

postheadericon More End Game Content on The Way

Free game creators: New Instances in World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm

World of Warcraft is chiefly a game around PvP and PvE situations.. In World of warcraft Cataclysm, there shall be more high level raid content material than in any of the earlier Warcraft sequels. You read that right, it looks as if at …

Publish Date: 02/23/2011 21:46

postheadericon Warcraft Cataclysm Update 28th September 2010

World of Warcraft Cataclysm: New Mage Curtain of Frost by Nilesy Click this to watch World of Warcraft: Shaman Cataclysm spell Earthquake (WoW Gameplay/Commentary) World of.

Publish Date: 09/28/2010 8:14

World of Warcraft Cataclysm: New Twin Peaks Battleground explained Click this to watch Shaman Cataclysm Spell Earthquake World of Warcraft Cataclysm: New Twin Peaks Battleground.

Publish Date: 09/28/2010 17:04

World of Warcraft Cataclysm Beta: Deadmines with Hobbs Part 1 (WoW Gameplay/Commentary) Click here to watch Vashj’ir Starting Area World of Warcraft Cataclysm Beta: Deadmines with Hobbs Part 1 (WoW Gameplay/Commentary) We take a brief look at the first three bosses. In this Cataclysm Beta video, I turn into a Dwarf and a…

World of Warcraft Cataclysm Beta: Deadmines with Hobbs Part 2 (WoW Gameplay/Commentary) Click here to watch World of Warcraft Cataclysm Beta: Deadmines with Hobbs Part 1 (WoW Gameplay/Commentary) World of Warcraft Cataclysm Beta: Deadmines with Hobbs Part 2 (WoW Gameplay/Commentary) We take a brief look at the last two b…

postheadericon Warcraft Cataclysm Update 22nd September 2010

Nice changes to Muglore

World of Warcraft Cataclysm Mulgore Overview ft Jesse Cox WoW Gameplay Commentary

Hunting the Rocketboot. Seen before but great!

World of Warcraft Cataclysm Gameplay – Rocketboot Hunting


Oh of course the goblins have to dance….lol

World of Warcraft Cataclysm Gameplay – Goblin Dance LOL

LOL IGN World Of Warcraft Goblin Tsa Tsa

postheadericon Warcraft Cataclysm Update 20th September 2010

Sam Raimi discusses Warcraft movie

Raimi is now currently signed on to direct both films, and though he does not provide any confirmation on which film he will direct first, in the interview he seems much more invested in the Warcraft film at the moment. …

Publish Date: 06/26/2010 0:00

Cataclysm screenshot of the day

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Publish Date: 08/03/2010 2:00

WoW: Cataclysm :: Mastery Stat, New Talents, and Path of the Titans @ Blizzcon 2009 Part 1

This panel from Blizzcon discusses the new stat called MAstery that will give you bonuses to damage, attack power, healing, and other things based on your current talents in order to improve your dps, healing, or tanking. You will see how mastery aff…

Tomorrow we are back publishing more of the Warcraft Advanced Guide.

See you then.

postheadericon Warcraft Cataclysm Update 19th September 2010

More Cataclysm Updates

How to make the most of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm | PC-BLOG

by akspa420 How to make the most of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm On August 21st, 2009, after a flurry of leaks and hints, Blizzard finally.

Publish Date: 09/18/2010 10:34

World of Warcraft Cataclysm – Stranglethorn Vale Sink Hole Movie

World of Warcraft Cataclysm – Stranglethorn Vale Sink Hole Movie Two New Playable Races Adventure as one of two new races–the cursed worgen with the Alliance or the resourceful goblins with the Horde. Level Cap Increased to 85 Earn new …

Publish Date: 09/18/2010 13:29

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Gamescom 2010 Interview: Tom Chilton

We talk to Game Director Tom Chilton about what’s new with World of Warcraft: Cataclysm at Gamescom 2010.

And on twitter…

New article up about the Worgen mount info:


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cnt w8 until chuck starts, and then looking forward to the cataclysm release 😀


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#Cataclysm Beta: Worgen are their own mounts?


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postheadericon Warcraft Cataclysm Update 18th September 2010

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm: Shatterspear Village (WoW Gameplay) Click here to watch World of Warcraft: Cataclysm: Questing in Mount Hyjal Part 1! World of Warcraft: Cataclysm: Shatterspear Village (WoW Gameplay) Before Cataclysm, this area was known as the dancing Troll village, inaccessible excep…

World of Warcraft Cataclysm: New Mage Cauterise Talent by Nilesy Click this to watch World of Warcraft: Shaman Cataclysm spell Earthquake (WoW Gameplay/Commentary) World of.

Publish Date: 09/18/2010 9:05