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Player vs. Street
21/02/2009 alle 04:55
I never got particularly into fighting games. Until fairly recently, I could never pull off any of the special moves with any amount of regularity, let alone ridiculously complicated combos, and without being able to do the move you want to do, suddenly you're not competing against the person you're sitting next to or against a computer, you're competing against your own hand eye coordination. I'm not down on personal tests of hand eye coordination, but I generally dislike situations in which I'm faced with a challenge that I need to surpass to even be able to compete on the same level as someone else.
That's why I'm so excited about Street Fighter 4. According to my brief experiences playing it (it only was released for consoles on the 17th), and what I've read about it, it seems like they're trying to move away from complicated special moves and combos, and towards predicting what the opponent is going to do, and reacting to it before they can do it.
I guess what I'm really trying to say here is that I don't particularly like PvP.
That Darn Furbolg
20/02/2009 alle 14:04
Some 10,000 years ago
, revered mage of the
and a member of The Six who oversee
, negotiated an alliance between earthen, tauren, night elves, and a mysterious bear-man race who supposedly originated in
. The alliance proved successful against the Burning Legion for the time being. Over the years these bear-men, given the term furbolg, befriended the night elves and tauren. The night elves found nurturing allies in the furbolg as they were invaluable for their knowledge of the moonlit forests. However, the Burning Legion would not let this truce go unhindered for long.
Our blog entry today deals with the furbolg. I bet a lot of you have seen them in-game, whether you recognized them or not. Through time, I have learned to appreciate some of the finer points of lore and I think these creatures are simply fascinating. Some of you may be curious about what a furbolg is and why exactly I am obsessed with them. Well, who cares!
THEY HAVE FUR AND CLAWS!
Official Blizzard Update: BlizzCon, Ulduar, and more
18/02/2009 alle 21:40
Once again, our friends at Blizzard have sent us a little note asking us to mention a few of their big announcements this week...and boy, there have been some big ones.
We have three different big announcements this week:
BlizzCon 2009 has been announced, and tickets will be available soon!
The 2009 World of Warcraft Arena Tournament is now open for registration!
The Ulduar sneak peek we linked
is now up on the US site!
Check after the break for the official Blizzard announcements. :)
18/02/2009 alle 01:01
No matter whether you're Blizzard's number one fanboi, or you think they're the worst bunch of screwups you've ever paid $15 a month to—one thing can always be said for Blizzard: They know how to keep a secret. I fully intend to come up with a whole blog on this subject later.
So naturally, when Blizzard releases some info, all of us jump at the chance to go over it with a fine tooth comb. Let's get cracking, shall we? :D
Creating Good Forum Topic Titles
17/02/2009 alle 00:20
We have a large community here at Wowhead and ever since the introduction of our forums there has been a large amount of threads which all share one thing in common: "Help me, please!" Many users looking for help at other sites are often left feeling lost, but thanks to our great community of users (and obviously our staff), we like to think most of you actually do receive the help you need—whether it's in the form of a direct answer or simply being pointed in the right direction. In this entry, my goal is to help lead users away from vague "Help me!" titles and towards more specific requests, so they can get the help they're looking for.
Wowhead Comic #11
15/02/2009 alle 19:50
It's been a couple of weeks since I've had the time to make a comic, but here's a nice simple one.
Flirt with Disaster
I enjoyed making this one, I do love those dresses!
I had a moment of stupidity with this achievement, I just couldn't get it to work!... Then of course I realised I had no perfume on my toon. So yay, wasted petals. SIGH. Oh well!
Either way, I hope you all enjoyed this year's Valentine's event. I didn't have the time to get many of the fun achievements done, I'll certainly be envious of those of you with the
Til next week. xx
And of course, here is the
Dear Wowhead... (Episode 7)
14/02/2009 alle 01:09
Welcome back, dear readers! My sincere thanks for the flood of letters I received this week. I'm looking forward to answering as many as I can!
My father lost his job and we moved to Kharanos in Dun Morogh where he found a job as an engineer. Normally this is a good thing, but I'm a human and all the Dwarves and Gnomes live there. I also have to go to a previously all dwarf and gnome private school so I can take classes in engineering.
I always get picked on in class, the gnomes keep calling me tall and the dwarves always call me sober. The lunches there are disgusting, they serve Darkmoon Special Reserve Surprise Monday - Thursday, and we have Mechanical Squirrel Soup Fridays. I just can't fit in at this school. I need your help!!!!
Lonely in Kharanos
Jeff Kaplan Now Working On Mystery MMO
12/02/2009 alle 13:37
So it looks like Game Director Jeff "Tigole" Kaplan has switched projects—he's now working on Blizzard's unannounced, upcoming "next-gen MMO". Check out the announcement:
I wanted to take a moment to let the community know that I’ve switched roles here at Blizzard to work on our upcoming, unannounced MMO. World of Warcraft has been such a central part of my life these past six and a half years, and it’s success would not have been possible without the tremendous community around it, so I wanted to say thank you to all our players who’ve shared this amazing experience with us so far. Also, while I have served as the spokesperson and Game Director for World of Warcraft on Wrath of the Lich King, by no means would WoW be where it is today without the dedicated team that we have in place. The WoW development team is comprised of some of the most talented and experienced game developers in the world, and it was an absolute honor to serve amongst them, and they will continue to make WoW better than ever. I still plan to be very involved with the future course of World of Warcraft, but will leave the day to day o
Dual Spec Info Finally Released
12/02/2009 alle 12:29
So the long awaited announcement (and explanation) of the Dual Spec system has come. The official site has posted a Q&A session between Nethaera and Ghostcrawler, talking in detail about the mechanics of the upcoming system.
For the benefit of our readers, I've included a quick summary of the more exciting points here on our blog. Check them out after the break, and leave your comments on how they did it (or how they
have done it)!
The Ice Stone Has Melted!
11/02/2009 alle 13:57
There appears to be a bug on live realms—or at least, any live server that's running the "
Love Is In The Air
" event. Apparently people are getting spammed with a world event emote, saying "The Ice Stone Has Melted".
indicates that the "Ice Stone" has something to do with the Midsummer Event, so this appears to be a simple bug.
on the official forums which indicates it's being looked into. We'll update this post when more info get's posted. :)
Another blue post on the issue
again on the subject. Looks like the fix is in progress. :)
Love is in the Air 2009 (Feb 11 - Feb 16) - Quest Guide + Information!
11/02/2009 alle 11:29
just coming to a close, already another holiday has come along full of festivities (and achievements) to keep us busy! 2009's
Love is in the Air
event, an in-game Valentine's Day of sorts, runs from
February 11 - February 16
, a mere six days (less, technically) to take in all there is and finish as many of the new achievements as possible! Spread the love to the citizens of your faction and score some candy, fireworks, a new dress or suit, or even a
! Be a pro achiever and come out with a new player title -
the Love Fool
Patch 3.0.9 Released! (Also Official Venting Location)
10/02/2009 alle 12:12
Edit: Maintenance extended another two hours, until 1pm PST. Who's surprised? :)
Server down? Having trouble patching? Hate the changes they made to your class? Have a rash on your feet that just won't go away, and you're waiting for Blizzard to send you some ointment? Well, here's the place to tell us about it. And if the servers just come back up without issue, then...well then we'll just let this thread die. :)
Especially interesting about this patch is the official patch notes, which can be found here:
More info on this after the break!
09/02/2009 alle 17:41
has announced that the 3.0.9 patch is coming out tomorrow, and posted a set of patch notes. There has been some confusion on the official forums, since the official patch notes on the site still read 3.0.8, and Boubouille doesn't cite a source on MMO-Champion—but since it's a hot topic, I thought I'd post the patch notes here.
Please note these may not be official patch notes. Without an official Blizzard source, we can't verify their authenticity. We offer them here for discussion purposes only.
The full notes are listed after the break.
Wowhead Comic Filler Art Week
08/02/2009 alle 23:02
Sorry for the lack of comics, folks—I've been so busy doing artwork commissions for the boys and girls here at Wowhead that I haven't had time to draw up a comic this week!
I don't have a comic to show, but I hate for you guys to go without—so I've gotten my clients' permission to post some of the works-in-progress here so you can see what I've been working on all this time.
First, though, a random sketch from the Wowhead Broadcast News network:
Click to see more!
Dear Wowhead... Delayed!
07/02/2009 alle 23:51
Welcome back, dear readers! It seems as though you're going to have to go without your fix today...for what should I find when I sat down at my writing desk, but...an empty mailbox?
That's right, I haven't received any letters for a full two weeks! How do I offer advice if no one asks for it? How can I provied the beautiful gift of my wisdom and discretion to the world, without letters to answer? The way things have been going, you'd think I was a nosy busybody who's always getting involved in other peoples' business!
If you would like to see your letter featured on Dear Wowhead, simply send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Dear Wowhead" in the subject, and your question may be chosen for the column. If there are enough letters, I may be able to answer two a week!
Please do NOT ask your questions in the comments. What fun is it if everyone gets to read them early?
WoW not for sale in Australia? (Official Response)
06/02/2009 alle 12:36
So a lot of attention has been paid lately to the recent news that WoW was supposedly no longer legally for sale in Australia. Apparently the issue is that being an online game, WoW is not rated by the Australian ratings board—and new legislation has just been passed to prevent the sale of unrated games. WoWInsider had a story posted about it
Well, the day of the law change has passed and WoW is still on the shelves.
(and their sister site,
) claim it's because no one really cares enough about the issue to pull them, but a recent email from Blizzard seems to indicate otherwise. At Nethaera's request, I have republished the email here after the break.
Upcoming Class Changes!
05/02/2009 alle 13:14
All the classes have their info up! As changes are made, we'll keep this post up to date.
So Blizzard has announced some upcoming class changes which sound especially exciting! I've included the entire text of the changes in this post, all prettied up with links for you—just click the "Continue Reading" link to see. More will be added as the info is released, of course—so keep checking back!
Please keep in mind that this list is not at all comprehensive, and subject to change. :)
04/02/2009 alle 19:55
I'd like you to meet my good friend World of Warcraft. We've been friends for about two years now, off and on.
I could talk about all the positive qualities that my friend WoW has, that he's always available to hang out when I'm free, that he's got a bunch of other friends, invites me to parties, all those things.
More than anything though, I've always thought WoW was awesome because WoW
wants me to succeed
03/02/2009 alle 21:57
Just a quick note to let you guys know that we're having a little bit of trouble with the Wowhead Client server. People who upload may be getting an "Authentification Failed" error. Don't panic! Your information is entered correctly! We should have the error fixed up shortly.
I'm slow today! Looks like we've got it fixed. Leave a comment if you're having further problems.
Wowhead 101 - Using Filters!
03/02/2009 alle 03:32
I was in our
Wowhead IRC Channel
the other day, talking to some of our regulars, when someone asked "How do I find enchantments with X stat on them?" I was thinking about this, and I started to realize that Wowhead's filters are actually a surprisingly under-utilized feature. So, in the interest of making
trip through Azeroth a little easier, I thought I'd take a minute to talk about the Wowhead filter system and how you can use it to find the info you need.
Class is now in session!
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