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The end has arrived. The World of Warcraft is shattered forever toni...
darkjedi
Hobart, Tasmania
2883 posts
The Shattering is nigh.

With the Cataclysm pre-launch events reaching their climax, multiple sources are confirming that the release of patch 4.0.3a and the shattering of Azeroth is indeed tonight. Once the servers go down tonight the big switch marked "Smash the world!" will be flicked and when we log back in tomorrow the world will be forever changed.

If you're yet to get one final run through Zul'Gurub for the mounts or want to take yourself for a final sightseeing tour through zones we've grown familiar with over the past 6 years, then tonight is the last chance you'll have. From tomorrow it'll be a new world.

05:05pm 23/11/10 Permalink
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05:05pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15645 posts
Also, remember not to park your toons in Dalaran before going offline tonight, or you'll be stranded there.
05:13pm 23/11/10 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1306 posts
What if your toon is in Thousand Needles?

Also whats happening to Dalaran?
05:50pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15647 posts
They're removing all the portals, from Shattrath too.
05:52pm 23/11/10 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
6468 posts
Ooh, better go park my mage there to charge a fortune for portals.
06:02pm 23/11/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Hobart, Tasmania
2884 posts
^^^ This.

I forsee hundreds of "whaaaaaaa where is my portals!!!!" in Dal tomorrow. Prime time to make a mint as a Mage.
06:11pm 23/11/10 Permalink
fade
Brisbane, Queensland
4951 posts
TicMan you entrepreneur, you.
06:22pm 23/11/10 Permalink
3dee
Brisbane, Queensland
5963 posts
I love reading WoW threads. It's like reading another language.
06:32pm 23/11/10 Permalink
XaartaX
Adelaide, South Australia
445 posts
You'll have mages undercutting each other so it'll end up being dirt cheap. Of course.. if the mages rallied together and price fixed then they'd make something.
06:33pm 23/11/10 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
6995 posts
.. written by the retarded.
06:34pm 23/11/10 Permalink
HERMITech
Brisbane, Queensland
7166 posts
/badoom tish

Now if we could only strand all the WoW players IN the real world somewhere else I'd be content :)
06:37pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1467 posts
They are.. somewhere else... playing WoW.

I'm sort of sad that the zones I knew and love will be destroyed, though I will resist returning I think.
06:58pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Lynx
Brisbane, Queensland
1752 posts
I love reading WoW threads. It's like reading another language.

Join Usssss
06:58pm 23/11/10 Permalink
teq
Brisbane, Queensland
9192 posts
I love reading WoW threads. It's like reading another language.


could not agree more
07:09pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15650 posts
While you wont get to actually see the shattering happening in real time (cos that would require some pretty amazing tech), when you log back in once its gone live, you'll get an ingame cutscene of it happening, then the world will be changed.

Also, you get ported to the nearest safe graveyard in whatever zone you're in, so if you're in 1k needles you don't need to worry about logging in and being at the bottom of the ocean.
07:12pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15651 posts
Also, f*** yeah! I'm excited.

Tbh I think I'm actually more excited about this expansion than I was Wrath, which is weird, cos when Cataclysm was announced I was one of the people who was like "What a cheapass move, re-selling us the same old content again instead of new stuff". After watching its progress over the last few months though, they've put so much work into remaking the old zones, that they may as well be new zones anyway. And the new 81 - 85 stuff, even though its only five levels, is actually packed with as much, if not more content than 70 - 80 was. Pretty epic stuff.
07:15pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
2347 posts
Big kev excited?
07:17pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
410 posts
arrgghh f*** in my infinite wisdom I kept putting off ZG runs for weeks & weeks
I was like "naahhh we got ages no rush.."
f*****g end of year, give me back my 3+ months.
07:35pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Creepy
USA
1672 posts
The cutscene in question is nothing new - it's what we saw a month ago. :(

Parked my toons in various places, just to take it in. One's at Camp T, one at the bottom of 1000 Needles. The main toon's asleep in Deathknell Crypt.
07:45pm 23/11/10 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
16527 posts
This is like Christmas for nerds.
07:48pm 23/11/10 Permalink
euphoria
Gold Coast, Queensland
1852 posts
Someone want to explain the portals thing? Is there cake?
07:58pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15652 posts
Not sure exactly why they did it, I think they don't want Dalaran to be used as a hub city anymore now that Northrend isn't the focus. Either way, portals are gone, and Dalaran now has an AH and class trainers, to make levelling 70 - 80 easier.
08:06pm 23/11/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2357 posts
All my characters are in Dalaran, and I won't be reactivating my account until after my CE arrives. I'll have a bit of running to do on my hunter it seems.
08:09pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1470 posts
Parked my toons in various places, just to take it in. The main toon's asleep in Deathknell Crypt.

What are they doing to the forsaken starting zone? I frikkin loved that place, only ever really had the one main which was an undead, though a gnome mage later on stole my heart for a while.
08:58pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
413 posts
Im guessing undead zone will be tied in with the worgen stuff given they are in the same area?
possibly fighting each other as ones horde ones alliance, I dunno I haven't read into it but that sounds like a plan

also,just logged my toons in Org and lol at the crazy people who play the f*****g game and don't realise it's not actually the expansion yet.
10:08pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
17956 posts
Who's up for some new music!!!

Night Elf theme



Orgrimmar



Cataclysm login



Stormwind



Tanaris

10:14pm 23/11/10 Permalink
lewd
Brisbane, Queensland
1379 posts
I love reading WoW threads. It's like reading another language.


+1. heaps of lulz to be had.
10:14pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1474 posts
New music doesn't do anything for me, in fact that login seems completely out of place with the rest. Also why can't I click your embedded videos to launch a separate tab and stop the embed caching? Bah. edit: Ah clicking the youtube button seems to do it, woo.

I love reading WoW threads. It's like reading another language.

I imagine this is true of... anything, that you're not familiar with.
10:20pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
17957 posts
That's because you're a f*****g whinging bastard Nerf. Nothing is ever gonna be good enough for you. Personally I think the new music is f*****g awesome. I reckon once you start playing it will grow on you.
10:30pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
2739 posts
10:38pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
415 posts
haha, was that on Nagrand by any chance thundercracker? If it was my rogues in there somewhere lol
10:44pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
2740 posts
Nah Blackrock.
10:49pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Charlie
Brisbane, Queensland
2175 posts
I logged in and moved all my toons to org bar the mage, it's sitting in Dalaran ... just in case I get the sudden urge to actually play and after log-in I don't get bored out of my mind like I have been the last few months.
10:52pm 23/11/10 Permalink
CHUB
Brisbane, Queensland
7224 posts
All I see is 1 guy on a giant f*****g mammoth that is significantly more awesome then all the plebs around him.

Sifn't all be on mammoths... but then again I don't understand WoW.
10:53pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Charlie
Brisbane, Queensland
2177 posts
That's a poor mans mammoth, the dude on the bike is where it's at.
10:56pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
17958 posts
Best land mount is the chopper
11:05pm 23/11/10 Permalink
CHUB
Brisbane, Queensland
7225 posts
So a motorbike > a mammoth?

:S

Were the designers drunk? I can get a motorbike in real life. Unless it's an enchanted motorbike?

last edited by CHUB at 23:10:47 23/Nov/10
11:09pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Charlie
Brisbane, Queensland
2179 posts
Best land mount is the chopper


That was the first thing I spent 12,000G on ha ha. I get around on my 2 man rocket though (does land and air) because ... it's still kinda new.
11:10pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Triamks
Brisbane, Queensland
3185 posts
This thread is great. I'm no more wiser having read this thread than when I entered. Had lots of laughs though.
11:10pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
17959 posts
I get around on my 2 man rocket though

I've got 3 rockets. One on my hunter, priest and rogue

8-)
11:13pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1475 posts
That's because you're a f*****g whinging bastard Nerf. Nothing is ever gonna be good enough for you.

Um no the old music was good enough for me and I liked it very much, this seems like a completely different style. But whatever, was just commentary.
11:15pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
2348 posts
All that means rev is you have spent lots of $$ on extra accounts. Or i you actually had 30k spare gold you had to have bought it.
11:17pm 23/11/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Hobart, Tasmania
2885 posts
"It is time, friends, for the world to shatter.".

I can't see myself in that screenie thunder, although that might've been before the Thunderfury spam started and covered my screen with item links.
11:23pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Lynx
Brisbane, Queensland
1753 posts
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/2324/5aug87nd.jpg

These are the hi-jinx that was got up to on the alliance side of Blackrock.

Photoshoot at the gates with mins to go.

Noticed the irony.

This will save us

Meanwhile in the trade district

The last word on the server

The End...

/nerd

last edited by Lynx at 23:46:05 23/Nov/10
11:34pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Charlie
Brisbane, Queensland
2181 posts
All that means rev is you have spent lots of $$ on extra accounts. Or i you actually had 30k spare gold you had to have bought it.


Or he befriended a Chinese gold farmer who gave them to him for a cut price.
11:34pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
6433 posts
end of an era.. good riddance
11:52pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Resonate
Brisbane, Queensland
512 posts
Azeroth is a pretty s*** place to live in. It's always either someone is invading or end of the world.
11:52pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15653 posts
Um no the old music was good enough for me and I liked it very much, this seems like a completely different style. But whatever, was just commentary.


Are you sure you actually played WoW? Cos that login screen music is still contains very obvious elements of the WoW theme and follows the same rise and fall all the other previous pieces of music used on the login screen have.

The new Orgrimmar music still has the same roots too, can still hear the old orgrimmar music buried in there.

I liked the old music, but I like the new stuff too, WoW generally has pretty awesome, epic music.
11:55pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15654 posts
Noticed the irony.


And just to be a pedantic prick, thats not irony, thats just a co-incidence. Also its Onyxia's head and not Nefarion :P
11:57pm 23/11/10 Permalink
Charlie
Brisbane, Queensland
2182 posts
Not sure if this has been posted but .. :

Are the updated versions of Deadmines and Shadowfang Keep going to be available in The Shattering?
TC: Yes and no. The normal versions will be available, but the Heroic versions will require being 85. So you'll need Cataclysm to do the Heroic difficulties.


Hopefully will have something new to do.
12:02am 24/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1476 posts
Are you sure you actually played WoW?

Ya not a lot but I did like to return for about 2 months a year. I hear bits of the old music in the main theme now (I skipped through it before and mostly hit the new stuff, which imo isn't overly... good). I'll live, I'm not sure if I'll come back for this expansion anyway, even if it does sound pretty cool.

I remember thinking the same thing when they redid all the tavern music though, used to think the old Brill tavern music was the bee's knees, then the one they replaced it with was just stock fantasy music, which I felt like had none of the comical flavour. Atmosphere is one of the things I love most about rpgs, so tend to appreciate those touches more than other parts.
12:07am 24/11/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
17960 posts
All that means rev is you have spent lots of $$ on extra accounts. Or i you actually had 30k spare gold you had to have bought it.

I duel-box so I wanna be ready for Cata. And having 2 seater flyers ready for my guys is worth the extra cash.
12:21am 24/11/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Hobart, Tasmania
2886 posts
Side note - patch has been released. All 27mb of it.
12:25am 24/11/10 Permalink
Lynx
Brisbane, Queensland
1754 posts
And just to be a pedantic prick, thats not irony, thats just a co-incidence. Also its Onyxia's head and not Nefarion :P

This is Ony
http://www.groovymarlin.com/images/wow/onyxia_head.jpg
;p

last edited by Lynx at 00:30:06 24/Nov/10
12:28am 24/11/10 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
4699 posts
f*****g tempting me to restart my account.
12:29am 24/11/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Hobart, Tasmania
2887 posts
Also its Onyxia's head and not Nefarion :P


What Lynx said. Nef has horns, Ony doesn't. He also always gets hung on the right-hand side of the Stormwind gates!
12:32am 24/11/10 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
416 posts
haha Chubs posts are gold. can fully see where your coming from, but the thing is every man and his dog has a mammoth.
choppers and rockets however..
12:34am 24/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15656 posts
Oh snap, I stand corrected. Tbh I never even knew Nef's head got hung outside Stormwind, I always thought it was only Ony.
12:46am 24/11/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
17961 posts
but the thing is every man and his dog has a mammoth

Not to mention the camera angle on mammoths is f*****g retarded and you also cant run into any type of doorway.
01:07am 24/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1477 posts
Had a look at some of the new intro zone stuff, damnit think I may return just for a bit. :D
01:39am 24/11/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Hobart, Tasmania
2888 posts
Annnd the realms are still down until 10-11am local time. Joys of major patches eh ?
07:14am 24/11/10 Permalink
MoSFXx
Gold Coast, Queensland
185 posts
I know i awoke early hoping to play, oh well off to cod
07:25am 24/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12047 posts
yeh failcakes, extended to 1pm now 5pm
07:26am 24/11/10 Permalink
Creepy
USA
1673 posts
Didn't the WotLK 3.0.1 patch take more than 36 hours to apply to the servers?

I knew the jig was up when it was about 10:45am PST and the Armory was still up and running (and not showing all the new achievements, etc).

Edit: Ah - WotLK patch 3.0.2 took about 17 hours, and brought on an authentication server meltdown. :)
07:30am 24/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12048 posts
they'd already updated the status message to say it was now extended to 1pm, by 10:30am
07:34am 24/11/10 Permalink
Creepy
USA
1674 posts
Yer, once I saw the armory, I opened the game to see the rescheduled time. I usually just look at forum whining to get my ETA updates, and not the game itself. :)
07:40am 24/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12049 posts
I had no idea of the calamity that had befallen me, I was just seeing if I could log in early
what a disappointment, may cut
07:48am 24/11/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
17962 posts
Just for once it would be awesome if Blizz could bring out a new patch without anything going wrong.

08:20am 24/11/10 Permalink
Tim Tibbetts
Brisbane, Queensland
2465 posts
As long as it's up when I'm at home around 5pm then I'm happy!
08:56am 24/11/10 Permalink
andrewus
Brisbane, Queensland
2424 posts
lol funny to read all of these threads .. doesnt seem like anyone is even super excited to be playing WoW anymore.

I haven't really played in years, besides jumping on the odd month to relive my youthful days lol.

good luck wow lovers - hope you enjoy the neverending story.
09:05am 24/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15657 posts
Did you actually read the thread?
09:29am 24/11/10 Permalink
Creepy
USA
1675 posts
Oh look, people s***ting in a WoW-related thread on Ausgamers. Well, I never...
09:33am 24/11/10 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
6469 posts
I'm guessing that because the worlds are all changed it now means the quests are all different?
09:49am 24/11/10 Permalink
Vorador
Brisbane, Queensland
1438 posts
I'm guessing that because the worlds are all changed it now means the quests are all different?


Of course it'll mean this, now all you guys will have quests where instead of having to collect 9 Wargen Pelts it'll be 9 Wargen Talons. Phwoar.
10:03am 24/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12050 posts
it's up
10:14am 24/11/10 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
3200 posts
I canceled my account on Monday night. Cata still wont be released until December some time tho? Was planning on taking a mini break before release.
10:17am 24/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15658 posts
Yeah, Cata comes out on December 7th.

btw, if anyone plays horde on Dath'remar, my guild currently needs a couple more healers for raid teams in Cata, pally healers would be awesome.

</blatant recruitment spam>
10:32am 24/11/10 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
6471 posts
I was online for about 2 minutes and made 50g in portals - COME IN SPINNER!
10:42am 24/11/10 Permalink
Rawprawn
Brisbane, Queensland
25 posts
Ausgamers is supposed to be a beacon of new and exciting gaming! Stop making want to play this again D:
11:02am 24/11/10 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1307 posts
If it wasn't for cod it's likely I'd be back playing wow for cata :S
11:45am 24/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12052 posts
nice, about time the vanilla zones got some love
11:50am 24/11/10 Permalink
Draxy
Brisbane, Queensland
1056 posts
I will miss the old content simply for nostalgia, but I looked forward to this new chapter.
12:13pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15660 posts
I wont miss the old content that much, I mean theres good memories sure, and it you look back with rose coloured glasses it seems great, but after levelling up a new character recently its painfully obvious how far behind the old vanilla content was, compared to the quests and content in Wrath or even BC.
12:37pm 24/11/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2359 posts
Couldn't resist. Came back and already got myself the Ghost Wolf pet. 1 down, about 10 to go. I love the look of EP. I never got to see half the redesigned zones because half way through the beta they wanted me to download 20gb again so I said bugger it and never got it again.
01:13pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Keato
Melbourne, Victoria
263 posts
Joe Rogan talks WoW and EQ

Some funny stories 25min mark
01:37pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8247 posts
Haha, off my rebuilt laptop this morning running the patch! :P

http://min.us/iM2SY.png
01:48pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
2742 posts
Haha.

Warning: This software may consume your SOUL
03:09pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
2349 posts
I wonder how many people chucked sickies today due to this.
03:49pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
17963 posts
Been playing all day and really loving the new s***. One of my old fav zones was Ashenvale and checking that out again I was damn impressed with how it looks now. Everything looks so lush. Also, Orgrimmar looks f*****g amazing. Gonna have to jump on an alliance toon and see what's going on over in SW.
03:59pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1479 posts
Have been looking at the before & after comparisons on http://www.wowwiki.com/Cataclysm_map_comparison

The work they've put in is amazing, the whole thing is very consistent now with the 'theme park' feel to each zone. Nostalgia still gets me for the little things that are gone, but overall I think it was a very decent change. :D

Now if only I could decide whether I like new Brill or Old Brill more... Brill was my WoW home away from home if there ever was one.
04:28pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
17967 posts
For once I agree with you Nerf 8-)

Getting back to Brill. I'm torn between them. The new Brill looks too much like being in Northrend although the old version did need an upgrade. Although I do like how the forsaken have f***ed over Southshore. I went in there and there's nothing left but green ooze everywhere.
04:42pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1481 posts
It works well for a "warcraft" themed settlement, now it's specific, but I did love the old Brill so. Was very spooky, and isolated.
04:47pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Charlie
Brisbane, Queensland
2184 posts
OK so I logged in ... rode around a bit ... and am bored again ha ha.

Will we be able to do those two other bosses they had with the event last week or are they gone for good?
05:10pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
2352 posts
I would say they would be part of the revamped instances now wouldn't they?
05:19pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12053 posts
man how much better is low level questing now, should've had those changes years ago
05:22pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15661 posts
The plants vs zombies game in Hillsbrad is pretty sweet
05:54pm 24/11/10 Permalink
lewd
Brisbane, Queensland
1383 posts
to be honest, i didnt think people played WOW anymore.
thought it went out with emo.
06:27pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
4704 posts
yeah i dunno if its cause people are waiting for catacylsm or something but i got a 7 day free game time on my account and i checked it out and there was no one around. none of my guild was active none on my friends list. just seemed to be people c***ing about.
06:28pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
4705 posts
khel, i'll transfer my resto shamz to your server ;)
06:29pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
417 posts
just goes to show your f*****g clueless eh lewd?
07:22pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1482 posts
Nobody ever truly stops playing WoW, they just take extended breaks.
08:35pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Cheez
Brisbane, Queensland
50 posts
Nobody ever truly stops playing WoW, they just take extended breaks.


Indeed my extended break just came to an end.
08:37pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
5902 posts
i stopped playing it a year after it first came out and have never looked back.

but yer its a pretty addictive game if ur into mmo's.
09:13pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Basket
Gold Coast, Queensland
587 posts
Can someone tell me which patches if i would need to download if i just went and reinstalled lich right now >_>"
10:07pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1483 posts
I've been wondering the exact same thing Basket :P
10:49pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Basket
Gold Coast, Queensland
588 posts
WHERES REV. :(
11:07pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15662 posts
Resto shammy would be win, we don't have many of those. Resto shammies and holy pallies is what we're lacking.
11:21pm 24/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1484 posts
Can someone tell me which patches if i would need to download if i just went and reinstalled lich right now >_>"

Just had a look and apparently my client is up to february 2009, it would be 5.89 gb in patches to bring it up to current. Looks like there's about 1 to 3 gb more from where I think Wrath would install to.
12:42am 25/11/10 Permalink
reso
I can't read
Brisbane, Queensland
5183 posts
You only need to install the Wrath client, don't forget that. Then I believe there is a 3.x.x to 4.0.1 patch. It's going to be ~5gb either way.
12:43am 25/11/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2361 posts
Wait till cata and you shouldn't need much, if any, patches to download.
12:43am 25/11/10 Permalink
cainer
Brisbane, Queensland
1643 posts
Nobody ever truly stops playing WoW, they just take extended breaks.


i stopped

and made $300 or so in the process

12:56am 25/11/10 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
4708 posts
Resto shammy would be win, we don't have many of those. Resto shammies and holy pallies is what we're lacking.
Hmm ok, well if i end up coming back to the game i'll shoot you a pm.
01:51am 25/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1485 posts
Accidentally signed up to a 10 day trial while trying to view my account details in this battle net crazy javascript whore of a page, which I was considering already, but figured would probably would be disallowed with an existing account. Hah, no money for blizzard.

edit: hah I'm very impressed that I managed to spend up to four hundred bucks on WoW over the last 6 years, the initial stuff when I wasn't even eating that I was so broke. Embarrassing, and addictively awesome.
04:15am 25/11/10 Permalink
Lynx
Brisbane, Queensland
1757 posts
If you haven't done the quest "The Day Deathwing Came", do it now.
That has got to be the funniest thing I've seen in the game.

Go to the Badlands, head up the scar, talk to the Dwarf, Gnome and Orc.
08:12am 25/11/10 Permalink
MoSFXx
Gold Coast, Queensland
188 posts
I'm having trouble connecting to anything to do with WoW
Launcher says it cannot obtain patching information
When I log into WoW gets stuck on connecting
When I try and find a solution on the forums battle.net/wow doesn't work, but yet Diablo III and SC2 pages work.
08:35am 25/11/10 Permalink
Lynx
Brisbane, Queensland
1758 posts
Sounds like your blocking their IPs?
Running Peerblock?
08:48am 25/11/10 Permalink
Basket
Gold Coast, Queensland
589 posts
blizz downloader is horrible... says no problems detected went to sleep 10 hours later wake up 240mb downloaded of 5 gig cool...
10:21am 25/11/10 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1308 posts
I might claim the 7 days of game time blizzard sent me to check out the changes.

So can you fly in the old zones yet or is that only in cata?
10:24am 25/11/10 Permalink
Draxy
Brisbane, Queensland
1060 posts
You cant fly in old zones until Cataclysm. But they have removed the No Fly Zone restriction on Dalaran. All the portals from Shat and Dalaran are gone, so mages are giving free portals on most of the servers but some are charging. Org is like Tier 3 Upgraded Fortress now, checked it out last night and it was impressive. I went for a swim in Thousand needles, then ran down to the bottom of Tanaris and looked at the city towers that await us in Cataclysm.

Grabbing the new flight paths was fun, and when you fly down the barrens you get a nice eye full of changes including a Horde vs Alliance battle with catapults, ballistas, gryphons and wind riders all duking it out. Arriving in thousand needles and you find the Grim Totems attacking the local taurens. The grim totems are the ones who poisoned Cairne Bloodhoof.

Gilneas looks cOol even without the npcs in there yet. We are going to run through Stormwind and those areas tonight. I think all the quests surrounding the event have been quite fun and they have done a great job revitalising the landscapes.
10:42am 25/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1486 posts
blizz downloader is horrible... says no problems detected went to sleep 10 hours later wake up 240mb downloaded of 5 gig cool...

Mine was going at 350kbs like a mofo from about 2am, you might need to set up ports or somesuch for the p2p to work.
11:13am 25/11/10 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
1346 posts
Blizzard are so full of themselves. Lets remove the ability to easily travel around the world to force players to repeatedly look at our s***** uninspired terrain while they do loop-de-loops on our idiotic number of flight paths that take f*****g annoying detours instead of just going in a straight line. Yeah, that sounds like the best idea ever.

I came back after nearly 2 years and was loving it until they forced me once again to spend most of my game time travelling from one f*****g location to the next. Luckily I have an 80 mage but I won't be touching my other characters again until Blizzard get a clue.
11:16am 25/11/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2362 posts
So much rage deadly. In under 2 weeks that will be fixed though when you can fly around the old world.

I went farming for a Mr Grubbs pet last night (big fat yellow worm) and after doing the quests needed to gain the buff, that lets you see the item he drops for I was off. 5 minutes later I stopped before I found him. Luck I guess. He is apparantly supposed to be a rare a drop like the disgusting oozeling. Anyway he is awesome, and he does backflips over your head.

Also the amount of comments i'm getting on my Buru The Gorger pet is crazy. He is a dude magnet thats for sure.
11:22am 25/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1487 posts
I always thought the portals and flying everywhere removed the actual point of having the world, but I never played so much as to get that bored of it. In the same vein, I found Oblivion felt like it had no adventure because I could just fast travel everywhere, rather than walking or finding a transport link.
11:46am 25/11/10 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
2743 posts
Turn off the peer to peer option. I don't use peer to peer because the http download goes faster and doesn't choke my upstream.
12:06pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Tanaka Khan
Brisbane, Queensland
4863 posts
With the trainers and the Auction houses in Dalaran now there will be no reason for those people leveling from 70-80 to leave Northrend, and once Cata comes out there will be no reason for those people going from 80-85 to go back to Dalaran. It's just the next two weeks that will be a little annoying, so people should either explore the old world again, make a new toon, or shut the f*** up and get over it.
12:10pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
2744 posts
I'm just not going to northrend anymore, aside from the occasional ICC raid that I will be attending.
12:13pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15664 posts
Haha, get over it, portals gone is a good idea. Even though its going to make being on my mage annoying while people constantly bug me for ports, its going to be much better because it'll actually keep people in the old world. Plus theres heaps of new flight paths now anyway, I was in Hillsbrad last night and theres like 5 flight points just in that zone (although it looks like they've mashed hillsbrad and alterac together into one zone now).

Darkshore looks pretty sweet too, theres a huge vortex in the middle of it, sucking up trees and other bits of the zone and throwing them around, and Malfurion Stormrage is at the center of it trying to control it. Auberdine is totally destroyed too.
12:15pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15665 posts
Oh, and heres a blue post about the portals:

Portals are removed as we don't want you to have your hearth in an old city from an expansion you've outgrown just so you can have quick and instant travel anywhere you like. Those expansions had content that was far removed from things like auction houses and class trainers, and thus, contained portals. They were removed from those things because we didn't want the expansion content (which would hold the bulk of the playerbase) to in turn also remove them from the classic Azeroth world. That's no longer the case. Cataclysm has content near your faction capitals, which have auction houses and class trainers.

And for new characters leveling, who will eventually hit Shattrath and Dalaran, they now have auction houses and class trainers in place of portals.

As soon as you can fly in Azeroth this really does cease to be an issue. It will not be much different than flying from Borean Tundra to Ulduar.

It's the first day, the first few HOURS, of course something new is going to be jarring.

But worse yet is that the entire plan isn't unveiled, there's no flying in the old world, there's none of the new content. The one thing I do agree with is that ideally portals shouldn't have been removed until the 7th, but that would have meant a ton of additional development time just to give an extra two weeks of insta-porting goodness.

One benefit is you don't encourage all of the current re-rollers to hearth in the Shattrath or Dalaran, and then pull it away on Cataclysm launch. That seems like a worse scenario, actually.

I don't doubt that this, like so many other topics that spring up day 1 of a patch, will die a quiet death once people actually play and see how it affects them instead of simply estimating. That's not going to happen until Cataclysm in this case, though. Such are the growing pains of expansion life.
12:17pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8249 posts
Yeh the portals thing is a non-issue and I like what they've done there.

I really like this expansion's refocusing of the game back into Azeroth - so many MMOs have this expansion-driven population shift to the high-level fringes where to new players and re-rolls the "massively multiplayer game" feels like a single player game.

Blizzard know what they are doing here. I would have liked to see the new races on opposite continents to balance Kalimdor and EK more but that's life and I guess Worgen kinda belong in EK.

Played a bit of Redridge on my alt last night and while I miss the old content (nostalgia) the new zone is a huge improvement. I can see it being a favourite of alliance re-rolls I do!

There is a metric f***tonne of new FPs all over the world, much more like the expansion style of travelling. This will be great and they've added them in sensible places - like that s***** Duskwood run between the town quest hub and the graveyard.

Combined with flying in Azeroth for the high levels and 1 gold level 20 mounts for the levellers its really NOTHING like the bad old days. Which in turn was NOTHING like travelling in Norrath ...

sow plz
EC port plz
12:22pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Tanaka Khan
Brisbane, Queensland
4864 posts
I would have liked to see the new races on opposite continents to balance Kalimdor and EK more but that's life and I guess Worgen kinda belong in EK.


They are. The goblin city is in Azshara (Kalimdor) while the Worgen are in Gilneas (Eastern Kingdom).
12:31pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8250 posts
That's not what I mean Tanakha - I would have preferred the Alliance to get another Kalimdor race and the Horde to get a new EK race (like they did with BC); I'm referring to the balance of the factions on the continents.

In vanilla we had 3-1 for each faction on each side (Night Elves and Forsaken all alone on their continent).
BC made this 3-2 by adding Draenei to Kalimdor and Blood Elves to EK.

It could have been 3-3 with Cataclysm but its gone to 4-2 instead. I guess they still want Kalimdor to be Horde-dominated and EK to be Alliance.
12:43pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15669 posts
It would have been pretty forced to try and make Worgens based in Kalimdor and Goblins based in EK though, since Gilneas is already in EK. I guess goblins could have maybe gone either way, but it makes more sense for them to be in Kalimdor, since they're most closely allied with the Orcs.
12:49pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1490 posts
Aw 6gb update last night and still a 7gb update to go from 4.0, boo, now I'll have to stop procrastinating.
12:56pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8251 posts
It would have been pretty forced to try and make Worgens based in Kalimdor and Goblins based in EK though, since Gilneas is already in EK. I guess goblins could have maybe gone either way, but it makes more sense for them to be in Kalimdor, since they're most closely allied with the Orcs.

Oh yeh - as I say it wouldn't have made much sense.

Then again Blizzard are pretty good at retconning, deathwing could have just "moved" Gilneas or a werewolf spaceship crashed or something ...
01:00pm 25/11/10 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
1347 posts
its going to be much better because it'll actually keep people in the old world.

How does this make anything better exactly? I know it means I won't be doing the fishing and cooking dailies for Shatt/Dal any more but I've yet to see an actual constructive benefit of not having portals other than forcing everyone into SW/Org as somehow being a good thing. Like I said I'll be playing a mage and will probably set my hearth to south Kalimador somewhere, it's the convenience of being able to do dailies quickly and efficiently on my alts that pisses me off. I can't for the life of me work out how making something less convenient is a good thing and that people actually claim it as something good is just bizarre. Of course it won't matter to level 80's during Cata, but it's not like it hurts anything either to keep them even if it was just between SW/Org, Shatt and Dal.

Plus theres heaps of new flight paths now anyway, I was in Hillsbrad last night and theres like 5 flight points just in that zone (although it looks like they've mashed hillsbrad and alterac together into one zone now).
I've been leveling a Gnome priest and the amount of f*****g twirls and loops the griffins do between each point is retarded.

That said, SW looks badass.
01:08pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8253 posts
Do you have fun playing WoW dude?!

Your brainsplosion over efficiency seems weird somehow, as though the gameplay is a means to an end to be completed as fast as possible rather than something that you enjoy doing?
01:45pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15670 posts
How does it make sense to keep them? All the new content is in the old world, so why would you want people in dal. Its not that people are being forced into SW or Org, its just that those will be the logical places to base yourself anyway. Especially since the ports to places like Vash'jr and the Maelstrom and Tol Barad will be in those places.
01:55pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Draxy
Brisbane, Queensland
1061 posts
I never liked the long flight times where you basically are in non-play mode. Sure you enjoy the scenery the first few times but you kinda get over that. The 5 minutes+ from Org to Tanaris is one that used to be the "get a cup of coffee" flight. I enjoy wow, but long flight times aren't really Playing Wow, as watching you cant do much but chat. That being said, I wouldn't want to ride a horse all the way down either.

But imagine if the ocean trips from EK to Kalimdor didn't cut to a loading screen, but actually moved across slowly...
02:02pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Saint
Cainer
Brisbane, Queensland
2875 posts
It goes against some form of game lore to remove portals though surely? They've shown they've "invented" portals in the WoW world, so why not use them? That's like us having planes but instead of using them we go back to olden day methods of transport and use boats to travel overseas. Why not use the latest technology and findings for convenience?
02:27pm 25/11/10 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
1349 posts
Do you have fun playing WoW dude?!

If your idea of having fun playing WoW is sitting on a griffin or waiting for a boat then more power to you, as weird as that is. I actually enjoy actively participating in games instead of spending time where I'm not doing anything. Travel time is the exact opposite of gameplay, you seem pretty defensive to be suggesting they are related.
02:29pm 25/11/10 Permalink
gamer
1468 posts
man im loving the new shadow priest... so much pwn ... so much fun... so little downtime...
02:54pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8257 posts
If your idea of having fun playing WoW is sitting on a griffin or waiting for a boat then more power to you, as weird as that is. I actually enjoy actively participating in games instead of spending time where I'm not doing anything. Travel time is the exact opposite of gameplay, you seem pretty defensive to be suggesting they are related.

I didn't say that travel time was to gameplay at all. Comprehsion fail.

But the loss of the Dalaran portals will inconvenience me a tiny amount, and will be more than made up for by the addition of old world flight and all the new FPs.

But then again I'm not dashing around the game completing daily quests over and over on alts to achieve maximum efficiency. This doesn't seem like a lot of fun, portals or no.

Saint- it makes about as much sense as the rest of the s*** they retconn into the game for balance / gameplay reasons. No doubt if you pushed the point they'd say there is a Dalaran power outage or Deathwing broke them or something.
03:01pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
2745 posts
I managed to get my kingslayer tanking good old arthas with a 5.2k gs.

Good times.
03:32pm 25/11/10 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
1350 posts
But then again I'm not dashing around the game completing daily quests over and over on alts to achieve maximum efficiency. This doesn't seem like a lot of fun, portals or no.
Neither am I, however I don't have all day to dedicate to playing a game and if I want to actually play something I don't want to be spending most of my gaming time waiting for a boat. I'm not giving up the idea of doing quest in Shatt/Dal in terms of accomplishing the most I can in the smallest amount of time, I'm giving it up because I want to PLAY as much as I can in the shortest amount of time. That seems like a foreign concept to you though.
03:36pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15671 posts
Yeah, blizzard makes tonnes of compromises to the lore or story or "realism" of the world for the sake of the gameplay, and thats how it always should be imo, gameplay should come first. Its like on one of the panels at Blizzcon, someone asked a question about how they justify different things existing in the game world, and they just said that at some point you have to put gameplay first and just not think about it. I mean, after the world has been invaded by demons two or three times, do you think the everyday citizens of Stormwind would just casually accept a Warlock running around in their midst with a pet demon?
03:42pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15673 posts
Neither am I, however I don't have all day to dedicate to playing a game and if I want to actually play something I don't want to be spending most of my gaming time waiting for a boat.


So assuming the only way you have to get back to Dal is hearthing, that means once every half an hour, you could use a portal to go to a different city. Even the absolute longest flight is less than 10 minutes, so absolute BEST case scenario, once every half an hour, you could save maybe 5 minutes by using the portals in Dal.

But then the portals dump you out in the middle of cities, and you usually don't want to actually be in the city if you're doing quests or whatever, you'll want to be somewhere else, so then theres flight time to get where you're going anyway. Plus the portals often don't dump you in the most convinient part of the city so theres travel time to get to the flight master.

How much time do you really expect those portals would save you during Cata?
03:47pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8258 posts
But I don't spend all my day waiting for a boat or sitting on a bird! I played for 4 hours in the shiny new content last night and the furthest thing from my mind was travel. Well, I thought about travelling stuff when I was all "oh cool more FPs that will make it easier".

That said I don't do daily quests either because I find them so awfully tedious, its the same script over and over. I think we're really playing a different game as I don't have any need to quickly move a character between expansions. Each to his own I guess ...
03:48pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Saint
Cainer
Brisbane, Queensland
2876 posts
So assuming the only way you have to get back to Dal is hearthing, that means once every half an hour, you could use a portal to go to a different city. Even the absolute longest flight is less than 10 minutes, so absolute BEST case scenario, once every half an hour, you could save maybe 5 minutes by using the portals in Dal.

Here's an interesting idea you just gave me, they should make the hearth be bindable to several different locations, and you can select which you want to hearth to. My biggest issue isn't transport on the same land, it's having to get to a boat/zeppelin to travel to a city on another land because you have to babysit your character while you travel. On a flight you can at least AFK and do other things instead.
05:11pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Basket
Gold Coast, Queensland
590 posts
hated waiting for a boat and missing it JUST. Or getting on the boat going afk for a second just to get ganked :(
09:04pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12054 posts
I think we're really playing a different game
you sure are

removing the dalaran/shattrath portals before the expansion was dumb. the endgame content isn't in eastern kingdoms/kalimdor yet, it's still in icc and other northrend instances which you can't use the dungeon finder for. if I have to even explain how this is dumb, it's not even worth the effort
10:02pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8262 posts
you sure are

removing the dalaran/shattrath portals before the expansion was dumb. the endgame content isn't in eastern kingdoms/kalimdor yet, it's still in icc and other northrend instances which you can't use the dungeon finder for. if I have to even explain how this is dumb, it's not even worth the effort

OMG you'll have to work around it for FOURTEEN F*****G DAYS ITS A F*****G DISASTER
10:11pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1498 posts
I personally find travelling around the world just as much fun as most any of it, but I like the immersion/escapism of rpgs while I get that others perhaps don't. Though by the same token I find running down a hallway in mass effect a chore because I can't jump or run cartoony...
10:27pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15680 posts
Yeah, even Blizz admitted it wasn't ideal to remove them before Cata was properly out, but their justification was the amount of work it'd require to make separate patches and stuff to keep them in for a few more days in the interim, just wasn't worth it.

They've hotfixed the bug that wouldn't let you use the dungeon finder for Northrend instances now anyway, so it should be all good.

Realistically though, to all intents and purposes, Wrath is over now. There can't be THAT much more that people still need to do in Northrend. I don't think I'll even be playing my 80's much over the next few weeks, except to log in and raid the auction house in anticipation of the new expansion money making frenzy. I'm gonna level a troll druid or something and see some of the new s***.
10:28pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
2356 posts
Khel you should go work for blizz you know so much about them!

There was apparently a few people throwing level 83 boe blues on the AH because they had somehow found a way to get into hyjal without being teleported out. Apparently this exploit has since been fixed.
10:37pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12055 posts
OMG you'll have to work around it for FOURTEEN F*****G DAYS ITS A F*****G DISASTER
yeh it's no big deal in itself
it was just seeing your short-sighted comments that prompted me even saying anything about it at all
what was that you said about comprehension?
11:14pm 25/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15681 posts
Khel you should go work for blizz you know so much about them!


I just read mmo champion, I like to stay informed :P
01:17am 26/11/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8263 posts
yeh it's no big deal in itself
it was just seeing your short-sighted comments that prompted me even saying anything about it at all
what was that you said about comprehension?

Short sighted comments my arse, removing the portals isn't a big deal and your reasons why it was (apparently) stupid were s***house.

Why do you need portals down to the old world and Shattrah to do Wrath end game content?
01:20am 26/11/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2365 posts
So I tamed Buru the Gorger from AQ20 (as well as Ayamiss the Hunter, and Chormaggus is on my list to get) and it seems he isn't content to sit behind my character on the login screen. Pushy bastard.

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5641/lolburu.jpg
01:22am 26/11/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8264 posts
You seem to have some slackjaw issues there, DM.
01:24am 26/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12056 posts
yeh very short-sighted

the loss of the Dalaran portals will inconvenience me a tiny amount

what does that have to do with the people it's inconveniencing more than a tiny amount?


will be more than made up for by the addition of old world flight and all the new FPs

old world flight isn't in the game yet, and the new flight points don't help with this issue


But then again I'm not dashing around the game completing daily quests over and over on alts to achieve maximum efficiency. This doesn't seem like a lot of fun, portals or no.

again, limited to your perspective and playstyle, whether you try to paint another type of playstyle in a negative light or not


I played for 4 hours in the shiny new content last night and the furthest thing from my mind was travel.

sure, but again this doesn't have anything to do with whether removing portals from dalaran 2 weeks before the expansion, is worth commenting on



Why do you need portals down to the old world and Shattrah to do Wrath end game content?
you don't, and this is what I meant when I agreed that you were playing a different game.
anyone who is still raiding in icc or other northrend dungeons and doing their dailies like cooking, jewelcrafting and then doing bits and pieces of other content in classic and BC for achieves etc (ie: end game content) is often swapping back and forth between classic and dalaran. this is now a royal pain in the ass, because you have to fly from dalaran to borean tundra and then wait for a boat, and you can't even go afk cos you need to move your toon onto the boat and off it again

your only other options are to ask/pay for mage portals, or bind in stormwind and do the travel in reverse instead


sure, it's only for a couple more weeks and I don't think anyone will die from having to do it. but it's definitely a valid point to be making a comment/whinging/whatever about
02:06am 26/11/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2366 posts
Remember back when there were no portals outside of a mage? No one whined then that portals weren't around to fast travel.
02:19am 26/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12057 posts
well they're not going to whinge about something that doesn't exist
but whinging about travel has occured since beta
02:24am 26/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1501 posts
That's true.

It was almost 21 months ago that I was doing cooking dailies, are people still doing them after all this time? (I was just going for achievements, because I thought achievements rocked as an alternative "done all the things in this crazy theme park" progression tracker)

edit: On a side note some bastard on Daggerspine stole my awesome toon name of Nerfbringer, and still hasn't had the decency to sell their account or something and get a rename.
02:43am 26/11/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
17971 posts
Removing the portals from Dal and Shatt was a retarded idea before Cata was released. At the moment it doesn't really affect me since I'm playing my mage but I'm just glad I geared up all my other toons before this happened.

It's also retarded that Blizz brought in stuff like bumping up skinning on bosses. Why bring in 85 rules when no one can benefit from it. Also heirloom prices are retarded as well. Why charge lvl 85 points when no one can f*****g get there???
02:53am 26/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12058 posts
yeh people still do them, if you want to be able to make/place fish feasts on raids you need to do it on each toon and do the dailys for the cooking awards to buy the recipes

and jewelcrafting dailys... it takes hundreds of them to be able to buy all the cuts unless you can afford to buy titanium ore to prospect and turn in titanium dust for tokens. each daily is one token, it takes 3-5 tokens to buy a cut
04:16am 26/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12059 posts
heh I'm doing loremaster of eastern kingdoms in the new system, I've run through westfall, redridge, duskwood and now doing northern stranglethorn - I seem to have acquired a zone-only pet which gets involved in some of the quests you have to do. first one quest I had to kill basilisks and let the pet get 40 bites of their meat, then the pet randomly found a skull which popped up a quest exclamation over the pets head for a quest hand in - the followup for that was I had to let the pet dig up these little fetishes and toss them to me
04:24am 26/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1503 posts
Having sat through the kalimdor loading screen for several minutes while the game downloaded the bits it needed to start for the troll intro (pretty cool that the engine can do that), I can attest that I have completely changed my mind on the main title music and it is *f*****g awesome* once it gets going. It just starts s***. :P Also love the new art.

Heh had a look around Org, the changes are amazing, don't even recognise most of it with the multilayering and whatnot. Caught a zep to Thunderbluff (also didn't exist back in my day) and a troll npc told me "dere be a bug" when my world went all screwy due to not having downloaded the data for that area.
05:09am 26/11/10 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
1352 posts
yeh people still do them, if you want to be able to make/place fish feasts on raids you need to do it on each toon and do the dailys for the cooking awards to buy the recipes
Plus you have people who haven't been playing for nearly a year and a half and were in the middle of doing this when the patch hit. The pilgrimage stuff going on at the moment lets you power level cooking to like 350 as well which is handy but you kinda need dal cooking tokens to be able to get further than 400. I didn't even realise I had leveled cooking so high on my mage, was getting recipe drops in heroics and thought I was playing a different char for a bit.
08:55am 26/11/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8265 posts
All I see is a tremendous amount of QQ for a tiny issue, Jim.

They needed / wanted to test the new content on live, and it would have been more work than it was worthwhile to leave in the portals for 14 days. For MOST post people its not even an inconvenience since as soon as all the shiny new s*** went in we departed Wrath quick smart, and the dungeon finder works again.

I related the fact that it doesn't affect me (or lots of other people) and contributed to a discussion on the merits of losing the portals altogether rather than in between expansions. I honestly thought nobody would be stupid enough to have a huge cry about the staged release after Khel posted his Blue wrap-up with their reasoning, but there you go this is QGL after all ...
09:46am 26/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12061 posts
I only saw him make a single cry post, the additional posts he made were quite calm, and in response to you. you then attacked his playstyle.

would love to know where you're getting your numbers from, to know what most people in the game are doing. I'm not seeing any discernible decline in icc raids or weeklies, all of which are in northrend

not sure why you and khel are talking about the dungeon finder being fixed either, I was talking about content that you can't use the dungeon finder for, like icc, ulduar/naxx weeklies etc - the stuff that a lot of people do when they're level 80

it's not at all stupid to have a cry because it's an annoying thing to do to the game at this stage. continually loading your sentences to suit your limited point of view doesn't change anything. the only reason this has blown up in this thread is cos of you constantly trying to push the way you play the game, as being the way everyone else should be playing it
10:15am 26/11/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8278 posts
We can agree to disagree then.

Note that I'm just responding to people posting at me after my initial opinion and observations about the fun in playing a game like WoW with a maximum efficiency outlook. This is an opinion-loaded forum, its why we're here, we don't have to agree!

Anyway. I stand by that, and its probably why I get bored and cancel my accounts a few months after each expansion - I don't get a lot of replay value out of wow and repetitive dailies etc give me the heeby jeebies.

Note that I do still love you Jim. Even though you're wrong in this instance I can move on and look past it due to your previously excellent contributions on this forum.
03:28pm 26/11/10 Permalink
Tanaka Khan
Brisbane, Queensland
4865 posts
Favorite quote from an Orc Sea Dog in Silverpine... "I may or may not have pissed myself"

Oh and I love the way you can discover quests now, and the new cut scenes...let's just say Sylvana's and I took a lovely moonlight horseback ride, just the two of us...
03:37pm 26/11/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8280 posts
back on topic, spoilas covering redridge, duskwood and north STV:

Spoiler:
New Redridge is f*****g awesome. The whole zone basically follows a single story and has a nice mix of regular questing and tricky d***y stuff.

New Duskwood is an improvement (less bulls***) but still mostly the same quest lines refined and lacks a single coherent storyline. After RR I was a little let down here. I would have liked the Stitches event to be a bit more epic, it came and went pretty fast.

STV North seems to be a little like Duskwood for now, same Kurzen / Nesingwary lines but they've been streamlined to make them easier. Handing in one Green Hills of Stranglethorn parchment to complete that quest felt f*****g good :P

03:40pm 26/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1505 posts
They should never dumb down the -
Spoiler:
green hills of stranglethorn pages (is this really a spoiler?)

- that thing was started and abandoned several times by me over the years. :P
05:04pm 26/11/10 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
424 posts
AH the pages ftw.
05:15pm 26/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15684 posts
not sure why you and khel are talking about the dungeon finder being fixed either, I was talking about content that you can't use the dungeon finder for, like icc, ulduar/naxx weeklies etc


Oh, my bad. There was a bug for a while where you couldn't queue for nothrend dungeons until you had been to them and discovered them (which is how it works in cata), thought you meant that. You could always just take the lazy approach and make people summon you to the raid if you can't get to northrend I guess.

But yeah, the portal situation isn't ideal, I guess its only cos I've been playing a troll druid and trying out the new stuff and not really raiding this week that it hasn't bothered me, if I was still doing dailies in Northrend or raiding icc I'd probably get the s**** with it pretty quickly. But it doesn't sound like there was really another option, and in the grand scheme of things, its pretty insignificant. If you've left it till the last week of the expansion to desperately try and get JC tokens or cooking awards, then thats not really Blizzard's fault :P
05:20pm 26/11/10 Permalink
pARODY
Brisbane, Queensland
814 posts
I rolled a Tauren Pally on Khel's realm and got to level 19 in a single sitting. The refined Mulgore zone is a crapton better than it used to be and the Azshara questing area is fun.
08:25pm 26/11/10 Permalink
MoSFXx
Gold Coast, Queensland
189 posts
Anyone on Thaurissan, Alliance?
08:52pm 26/11/10 Permalink
3x0dus
Townsville, Queensland
1430 posts
damm all this wow talk, now ive gone and started to download the updates to play the 7 day come back thingy.
10:06pm 26/11/10 Permalink
MoSFXx
Gold Coast, Queensland
193 posts
Yeah I wasn't ever planning on comming back I'm just going to cruise through the new content and then wrap it up again I love Blizzards Lore which is probably what drives me to keep playing WoW
10:48pm 26/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1508 posts
I love it too. Oddly it's cheesy and half not-serious, but I've been with it since W3 and it's perhaps the only reason I keep returning to WoW - aside from enjoying the odd levelling up experience and causing unexpected chaos in a large persistent world.
11:00pm 26/11/10 Permalink
Basket
Gold Coast, Queensland
593 posts
This 7 day return thing, Do you mean trial or can you add 7 days to your existing account for free :D?
11:37pm 26/11/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8284 posts
This 7 day return thing, Do you mean trial or can you add 7 days to your existing account for free :D?

You can add 10 days to an account for a friend who has a closed account (closed longer than 90 days) at any time. Up to five invites open at any time, its called a "scroll of resurrection".

PM me your BNet account email and I'll hook you up.

Disclosure: if you sign up after that I get a free month.
11:46pm 26/11/10 Permalink
MoSFXx
Gold Coast, Queensland
195 posts
I'm really liking this expansion it has seem to gone back to it's roots I actually feel like i'm apart of the world and i'm making a difference and the story line for the new quests make you feel like there is a war going on between alliance and horde.

Before it seemed flat and dull.
01:53am 27/11/10 Permalink
Basket
Gold Coast, Queensland
594 posts
Cheers hog that would be great :D sent you a pm
02:34am 27/11/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8286 posts
Hmm no PM in my box; you can just post your char name and server to thread if its easier?
02:49am 27/11/10 Permalink
Basket
Gold Coast, Queensland
595 posts
Oops sorry nevermind hog, Irl friend did it an hour ago just realised, Sorry man! D:

last edited by Basket at 02:59:33 27/Nov/10
02:56am 27/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12063 posts
oh hogfather you're a card!

at least mages are cashing in, people are offering 25 gold for mages to port them from dalaran to stormwind/ironforge in trade chat now
03:18am 28/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12064 posts
I recommend doing the quests in badlands, whether you do it as actual xp on a low level toon or on an 80 for s****'n'giggles - after about 10 quests you'll get to a bit with a dorf, gnome and orc and it's pretty entertaining, I won't spoil it. definitely worth doing for a laugh

the day deathwing came or something they were called
07:26am 28/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1516 posts
I ended up resubscribing, despite having a ton to do and a ton of games I could potentially play, I realised WoW is just a hundred times better regardless.

Did all of new silverpine, was pretty cool how cinematic it was, though a bit awkward how nice the devs were (never actually had to run anywhere, valkyr, teleports, free mounts etc, drove me to each hub/destination it seemed, so new players perhaps won't learn their way around the world like us slow old timers). I see now that they're probably replacing the scourge with the forsaken to retain a blight-spreading faction for their next strategy game. It is strange seeing all the new purple and epic buildings everywhere, they're no longer the remote and ambitious underdogs they once were that's for sure.

I like the new talent trees system, and have ended up taking to most of the music I said was s*** before, once I had it in the new context. ^_^
10:50am 28/11/10 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1311 posts
I just updated with the 4.0.3a patch and the blizzard downloader thing still wants to update another 500mb?
11:00am 28/11/10 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
433 posts
pretty sure there was a quick 27mb then the 500mb one kappa.
Actually from memory mine was around 700
11:35am 28/11/10 Permalink
3x0dus
Townsville, Queensland
1432 posts
could of been worse mine downloaded 15gb of patches lol.
12:05pm 28/11/10 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
4713 posts
Someone hook me up with a scroll of resurrection please!
01:44pm 28/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12065 posts
need to know the battle.net account to send it to
01:54pm 28/11/10 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
4714 posts
pm sent
02:32pm 28/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1518 posts
Does anybody know how Northrend works now that the lich king is referenced to as dead right throughout the game? Assuming he doesn't appear in all the old cinematic quests like he used to, and unsure about the raids (never got round to them anyway).
05:09pm 29/11/10 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
6490 posts
Got a lock up to 15 over the past day or so and holy s*** what a difference the questing, zones and dungeon system is. Such a smooth and quick ride so far with my only beef being that murlocs should have been removed completely .. little f****!@
05:12pm 29/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1522 posts
I've only fought one bunch of murlocs so far in Hillsbrad, and bombed some in silverpine.

I've been playing faaaar too much (figured I'd just pump 3 days into it then get over it for a bit), and along the way was thinking it was perhaps too kind with the drop rates / bunching up of quests / good storylines etc. However upon hitting arathi highlands, which has barely changed, I've realised how god damn horrible the old content was (and this time I have a mount and it's still too much).
05:18pm 29/11/10 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
2746 posts
my only beef being that murlocs should have been removed completely


sacrilege!

i got my huntard from 50-60 and the flow of the old world is so much better now.'

edit: BRD is still a c***, but use the mole machines for quick teleport
05:25pm 29/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12072 posts
Does anybody know how Northrend works now that the lich king is referenced to as dead right throughout the game? Assuming he doesn't appear in all the old cinematic quests like he used to, and unsure about the raids (never got round to them anyway).
no change at all, other than the northrend loading screen


with my only beef being that murlocs should have been removed completely
heh I've been running through all the eastern kingdom quests, done every one of them except 8 I can't do in western plaguelands due to it being bugged for anyone over level 47. one of the ones I did yesterday in blasted lands was towing a box of murloc babies back out to sea to save them from the daggerspine-ish mobs. maybe I should've delivered them to you tic
09:37pm 29/11/10 Permalink
Protius
Brisbane, Queensland
4244 posts
Argh why am I tempted to fire up WoW after so long being clean!
10:24pm 29/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1523 posts
Because it's a superior time waster to most any other :P, dull enough that you can be half asleep, but engaging enough that you don't start thinking about dangerous things like life.
12:02am 30/11/10 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
6440 posts
the one thing that s*** me the most about wow was the first expansion which basically put all the effort into making my toon perfect into the toilet..

with eve at least they dont move the goal posts
12:52am 30/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1524 posts
Yeah I haven't bothered with endgame since vanilla due to this. Personally I just enjoy levelling up, going on crazy adventures along the way (has gotten a lot harder as they've continued to streamline and balance everything), and chasing the most ridiculous achievements I can on my main.
12:56am 30/11/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12074 posts
I'd hate the thought of there never being room for improvement with characters in an mmo
01:11am 30/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1525 posts
Completely flooring it with each expansion is a bit of a kick though. At least there's a few things such as epic mounts that carry over.
01:22am 30/11/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2367 posts
So before I logged off I saw this guy running around org with 100s of bunnies and other companion pets following him. All his. Looks like he found a bug that I want to know of. 3rd pic is more of the multi boxer which is pretty funny. Why 4 shammy? I really don't get that.

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/446/image1yi.jpg

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/4290/wow2010113000073623.jpg

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/4215/image3fo.jpg

last edited by DM at 01:42:48 30/Nov/10
01:37am 30/11/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15693 posts
Northrend hasn't changed, the Blizzard guys were asked about it at Blizzcon, and they said yeah its a bit retarded, at the moment when you get to level 70 and go to northrend, its like your character goes back in time because Northrend hasn't changed, and they don't like it, its not ideal, but theres no real way around it atm.

They did say at some point though they want to go through and update Outlands and Northrend to match the current timeline.
02:12am 30/11/10 Permalink
Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
2363 posts
LOL

02:31am 30/11/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1532 posts
Daammn it, I'd forgotten about tuesday downtime. Just got home thinking "ok I should really stop playing WoW, time to get back to work, or maybe just do one more night and then it'll be near BC and boring again." Plan is now in tatters and I suspect that I may have to be productive again, I've forgotten how.
12:14am 01/12/10 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
442 posts
Nerf why are you waiting for the game to get boring again and therefore give you your life back.
Do you seriously not have the f*****g will to deal with life and then come home and play a GAME for relaxation/something to do/whatever?

f*** people like your are what gets WoW such s***** publicity.
01:37am 01/12/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12082 posts
does it really matter what publicity wow has?
04:22am 01/12/10 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
4725 posts
04:44am 01/12/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1533 posts
Haven't really understood me Enska, do enjoy playing it (though get bored of endgame, and am almost back up to content I've already done), but really really shouldn't be spending the kind of time on it that I have been the past several days (I'm behind on some contract work, but ehhh I haven't kicked back like this in ages and it's proving to be irresistibly awesome). In conclusion, WoW ftw.

edit: Though I did mean to imply that WoW seems to be the perfect drug to me, in that it can border between dull and engaging, and I think that's why I'm happy to play it endlessly. It's just engaging enough that it keeps the mind off negative ruminations while playing, beyond that killing a hundred dustwallow dragonlings in the hope that they'll drop some quest item serves no good purpose that I can think of.
05:18am 01/12/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12084 posts
speaking of, I've found they've greatly improved the drop rate for most quests like that, where you have to collect pig ears and spider legs and s***. In fact a lot more of the quests drop the item every kill outright which is great. This has always been one of my biggest gripes with that type of s***-brained quest, the f*****g prick of a drop rate where a quest to hand in 10 wolf jaws turns into a tedious grind of 50-odd kills
05:51am 01/12/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15699 posts
Yeah, they even poke fun at it a bit themselves in the game, there was one quest I did in Durotar and the objective was to kill Crocolisks and collect 250 teeth. I was thinking, you gotta be f*****g kidding me, they've got me grinding already, then each kill dropped like 40 - 50 teeth.
06:58am 01/12/10 Permalink
3x0dus
Townsville, Queensland
1433 posts
ha yer i did that quest yesterday i was like !@#@!#@!#@!

then first one was 36.

then had the greater plainstrider beak shortly after it, that one took awhile, not enough repop, slightly low drop rate / 3 people trying to do the same quest.

but that riding shotgun quest was pretty lol.
04:22pm 01/12/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1536 posts
There's been a lot more humour. There's a horde quest in hillsbrad where you get to become a quest giver and give out quests to several NPCs designed like players, then they reappear throughout all the quest chains in the zone. Few archtypes - the noob, the blood elf doll player with the paid for Astral mount, and the 80 raider doing lowbie content.

edit: And thousand needles is frikkin fantastic.

Few things I loved:
Ocean floor moon-running
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/1664/wowscrnshot120110043105.jpg

Automatic diving helmets and jet boots for companions too
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/1220/wowscrnshot120110223453.jpg

Major ice cream operations taking off
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/170/wowscrnshot120110051016.jpg

Ambermill wizards (the doom skull doesn't actually do anything)
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/4671/wowscrnshot112710215019.jpg
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/9428/wowscrnshot112710215023.jpg

Incredibly random Forsaken Chicken
http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/9723/wowscrnshot112710183952.jpg
01:35am 02/12/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1538 posts
06:52am 02/12/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Hobart, Tasmania
2896 posts
Witchaloks! The Penny-Arcade guys must be pretty chuffed. Wonder if we'll see any other PA references in the new content?
08:03am 02/12/10 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
6504 posts
So I'm now level 24 with only 10hrs played time which is nuts. My next beef is its too damn fast to level! One run of SFK or DM and I jumped 1 1/2 levels so now I'm well above the level range for the zone but am still enjoying all the new quests, new zones, etc so don't really want to jump ahead all that much. I need some sort of anti-heirloom to reduce XP gained by 10%
08:34am 02/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2369 posts
Around 48 - 50 there is a quest up in Felwood to scare some demon imps, by making a rainbow near them. Once you scare 10 or 15 of them you get a trinket which lets you make a rainbow every 10 min and burn an enemy with it lol. Rainbow power! it says on it.

EDIT - Also yeah leveling is so fast now. Which is a good thing really as being a low level is brutal and it sucks ass. I went from 42 up to 57 in 1 day.

last edited by DM at 09:45:29 02/Dec/10
09:13am 02/12/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15703 posts
Quests in instances were actually giving way too much XP, Blizz hotfixed it so they give much less now and you don't end up out-levelling the zone you're in.
10:21am 02/12/10 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
5129 posts
So tempted to start playing, but hmm..
10:29am 02/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2370 posts
So if that image of blizzard release dates is anything to go by, we still have 2 more wow expansions to go in 2012 and 2013. Then something called Titan.
10:50am 02/12/10 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
445 posts
I think they were always planning five xpacks, dont quote me but im sure I read it somewhere on the interwebs a while back.
11:17am 02/12/10 Permalink
gamer
1493 posts
http://media.mmo-champion.com/images/news/2010/november/blizzard

Source
The image appeared on MMOGamesite.com, apparently this is an english MMO site based in China and I already know a lot of people will hate me for reporting that news. The document itself is probably a slide from an internal presentation to executives and/or shareholders, and seems to be 8 months old according to the date at the top.

Battle.net 2.0

* BNET2 - Well, that's the Battle.net we now use on WoW.
* BNET2MapMarket - This is pretty self explanatory, but I'm a little surprised by the timeline.
* BNET2 3rd Parties - The end-game with Battle.net is as far as I know to compete with Steam. One of the best way to do that would be to use the new platform to distribute a popular game, and if that game was an upcoming Call of Duty title the Activision/Blizzard merge would suddenly make a lot of sense, right?


Starcraft 2
Nothing really new here, but I have no idea what SC2 Phoenix is.

Diablo 3
Target release date in a year makes sense. The 2 expansions aren't really a surprise but I wouldn't take it as a confirmation, that's usually the kind of stuff you mention in company meetings with the higher-ups to make everyone happy.

World of Warcraft

* WoWMobile - Done/in-progress with the mobile Auction House and the upcoming extra features.
* Cataclysm - Well, we all know about that.
* WoW Brazil - Portuguese translation of the game. I already heard a couple of rumors about that and at this point I'm 99% sure it's true, this is one of the reason why I think this document is legit. (The 2 others being the TCG Game and Titan)
* WoW X4 - 4th expansion in a year and a half sounds very plausible.
* WoW TCG - TCG Game, this part will probably remind you of one of my old posts ... The Future of World of Warcraft: TCG
* WoW Movie - I'd say the timeline is off because the document is a few months old, before Sam Raimi decided to work on other projects before the Warcraft movie (but I still want to believe).
* WoW X5 - 5th expansion a year and a half later, nothing surprising.


Titan
Yeah, that's Blizzard's new MMOFPS and I might have hinted at that in the past but I don't have a lot of extra information about it and the release date is just an estimation. Don't assume that it will be released by the end of 2013 based on that document, it would be very stupid. (Edit: Titan is a new game by the way, not an existing IP. But I'm really not sure what's the plan with it, I just know that the FPS bit is most likely here to stay)

Conclusion
The document is probably legit, even if it's already a little old it still confirms and backups a couple of information I already mentioned, and mentions the portuguese translation for the first time in public. Don't take it as a hard fact and don't bring it up too much on official forums but I think it's an interesting piece of information.
11:25am 02/12/10 Permalink
Tanaka Khan
Brisbane, Queensland
4868 posts
The only good thing about me having time off work due to my spinal surgery (6 months gone, 2 more months minimum to go) is that I get to play Cata uninterupted!!
11:29am 02/12/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1542 posts
It does seem that the questing speed will cause new players to miss much of the world and background story, I haven't even touched most of the zones along the way. Though it's definitely great for veterans rerolling.
12:30pm 02/12/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8314 posts
Blizzard MMOFPS? Is my dreaming realised?!
12:41pm 02/12/10 Permalink
gamer
1495 posts
I broke my last post by forgetting the speech mark again :(

edit: test
http://www.gifbin.com/bin/1232364720_jessica alba - come to bed.gif
03:00pm 02/12/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Hobart, Tasmania
2897 posts
From Blizzard's "Your fortune awaits" promotion comes the last unlock from it - The World Reborn:

08:43am 03/12/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1550 posts
The place in the clouds looks pretty cool. I swear there's often more people who live in one dungeon of that world than in all the populated cities combined. :P
08:52am 03/12/10 Permalink
MoSFXx
Gold Coast, Queensland
203 posts
My NE Mage has 8 hours play time and already level 26 it's insane i did two runs of instance and gained two levels.

I've only cleared 2 zones...
09:06am 03/12/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1551 posts
I ever so much love the old and new goblin voices.







09:19am 03/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2371 posts
I was in a 25 man OS zerg last night and after finishing it, 1 of the leaders ninjaed the mount... which was to be expected. Anyway that's not the story I was going with. So yeah on the DPS meter was a mage around 20.5k dps using only arcane blast and barrage (i was about 8.5 - 9 on my hunter). I made a joke simply saying "mage dps is hard" and jesus christ this guy went off on me for a good 20 min about how he carried the raid, (which he did), that we all just suck and ranting about how raids work and s***. I found it quite funny and people in my guild had a good laugh at some of things he was saying. He was quite touchy for a mage using 2 skills.

He also told me to grow some balls, to which I replied "when blizzard lets go of them i'll have my balls back" and that only seemed to make him more angry. Rage filled mage anyone?

Anyway 2 random photos from my wow beta moments.

If only this stayed like it was. That works out to be around 1,900,000 damage with my gear
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs311.snc4/40865_145961862097952_100000524160206_340090_59985_n.jpg

Not only is this creepy as s***, but I like the "error - tell jeremy" thing. This happened when you made too many characters for your screen to show you them all.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs252.snc4/39924_145960162098122_100000524160206_340070_2376530_n.jpg



last edited by DM at 10:01:57 03/Dec/10
09:59am 03/12/10 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
5145 posts
Whats cheapest price people have paid for cata so far?

Jb has it for $37.98..
10:29am 03/12/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8321 posts
Pretty sure that at $109 I should have the most expensive box :P

Also, f*****g American sooks had a big cry so I have to wait until 6pm on the 7th to buy it. Oh well lines up better with work than a midnight launch!
10:40am 03/12/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
17990 posts
Looks like EB are selling the copies at 6pm next Tuesday as well. Can't wait to get my two Collectors Eds.
10:45am 03/12/10 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
11637 posts
why 2? one to open the other to collect dust?
10:48am 03/12/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
17991 posts
I've got two accounts. Which means double the fun!
10:55am 03/12/10 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
5146 posts
hog, what did they cry about?
11:19am 03/12/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15705 posts
F*****g bulls***, can't pick up my copy of cata till Tuesday night, what sort retarded nonsense is that. I've got a collector's edition pre-ordered at EB too, but I'm thinking of just buying an online upgrade for my account, then plugging the collector's edition key in later to upgrade it to collectors and get the bonuses. F***ed if I want to be going out Tuesday night to pick it up, I want to be sitting at home ready to go when the servers go live not standing in a queue at EB waiting for them to get their s*** sorted out.
12:09pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8322 posts
hog, what did they cry about?

Apparently (and I only got this from the local EB dude) Blizzard isn't allowing us to do midnight launches of WoW expansions anymore because the yanks complained that its a head start - we're now synched with midnight US.

I don't really care - 6pm local time is pretty ideal for me and I'll probably get more day1 game anyway, but I thought it was interesting :)

Khel - this is what I'm talking about. I don't think your digi download will go live before 0:00:00 on the 7th December US time ...
12:12pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1554 posts
Couldn't they just sell the boxes whenever and unlock the content when the time comes? In fact, haven't they already installed all the content anyway...
12:19pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
17993 posts
Apparently (and I only got this from the local EB dude) Blizzard isn't allowing us to do midnight launches of WoW expansions anymore because the yanks complained that its a head start - we're now synched with midnight US.

That seems like a lie because as far as I can remember the last two midnight launches here were in sync with the USA and everyone was on at the same time. I even think the yanks were on first anyway seeing as we had to wait til midnight.
12:24pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15706 posts
Khel - this is what I'm talking about. I don't think your digi download will go live before 0:00:00 on the 7th December US time


Yeah, it wont, but at least I can be sitting at home ready to play when it goes live, instead of being in a crowd at some lame EB launch party thing trying to get my copy. Then I'll just swing by an EB a few days later and pickup the boxed copy and upgrade my account to collectors. Its pissing away $30 or $40 or whatever the online upgrade costs, but I don't really care, I was so psyched to get into some Cata the moment it goes live on Tuesday night, and be like right there right in the thick of things, I've like organised time off, re-schedule s*** I had to do on Wednesday to give myself time to really WoW it up, and now if I have to go out and pick up my boxed copy, its gonna seriously cramp my style :(
12:25pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15707 posts
And yeah, what Rev said, the last two launches the yanks were on before us, I went to both the midnight launches for BC and Wrath and the yanks were already playing hours before I got home and got online.
12:27pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
17994 posts
LOL

What's the bet the servers crash and you can't play so you wasted money on the digital download.

Hehe
12:27pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15708 posts
Then I'll come here and b**** about it. And you can laugh at me.
12:28pm 03/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2372 posts
I never expected my cata CE to arrive tuesday. Sure it's the 7th for us but that doesn't mean much until blizzard kick their servers over with the new content which will be the 8th for us. I'm leveling my rogue anyway so i'll be doing northrend while the mass zerg to get to 85 asap starts.
12:32pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15710 posts
No, the servers go live at at midnight on the 7th US time, which is 7pm on the 7th for us (or 6pm for non daylight savings people).
12:40pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8324 posts
Hmm well maybe we had a cry and they are synchronising it? Maybe they want to have midnight launches in the USA? Maybe yanks were breaking the street date and taking advantage of the fact that the game went live for eastern hemisphere early?

6pm QLD time is 0:00 PST which coincides with the launch date there ... so its an obvious synch-up to midnight USA anyway.
12:43pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
17996 posts
I'd prolly go with we had a cry. Sounds more like us.
12:49pm 03/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2373 posts
Best trinket ever. Rainbow Generator
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/8159/omgrainbow.jpg
12:49pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
17997 posts
Would be good for the gay roleplayers
12:51pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15712 posts
I see your Zygor's guide, thats some handy s***, been using that myself
12:55pm 03/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2374 posts
F*** remembering what to do and where to go. I just wanna be 80 asap. I've done all this BC and WotLK content to death. Auto accept and auto hand in for quests saves a pretty good chunk of time. Great addon.
12:59pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1555 posts
The new base client holds your hand the entire way anyway. Marks where mobs spawn etc for all quests. It's ridiculously easy, and yet atrociously annoying to go back to an un-updated quest.
01:45pm 03/12/10 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
6506 posts
Boo - "working" from home on Tuesday which seems like a waste now. The TBC launch I managed to get on earlier than most as we had a guildie who worked for a retailer and I picked up a copy of TBC through him before the offical release time, I think it was like 10 hrs ahead. So I upgraded the account, installed the expansion and thought for s**** and giggles I'd log on to see if it worked and it did. Nice little head start to HFP :)
02:08pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
5150 posts
question in regards to logging into an old account.

In process of trying to recover my password and secret question and answer details. Once I get all of this, am I then able to log in and just download the games straight from server without needing to enter in any keys?
02:20pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
2750 posts
Once you purchase cata on the battle.net site it automagically upgrades your account. When you fire up the launcher it will then begin downloading any extra content. Nice and easy.
02:26pm 03/12/10 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
1358 posts
You could get a second account with a free months subscription for your current account for $5 last week if you RAF'd it or all the way up to WotLK for $20. Looks like it's ended now though. I grabbed one, gonna have a friend play it while I level my gnome priest for triple XP.
02:26pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8328 posts
question in regards to logging into an old account.

In process of trying to recover my password and secret question and answer details. Once I get all of this, am I then able to log in and just download the games straight from server without needing to enter in any keys?

Yeh if you can get your hands on the account login its all go from there.
02:27pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
5151 posts
cheers lads.
02:30pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
449 posts
argh I am also not able to get my collectors ed till 7pm >< GHEY
also the music in darkjedi's vid is oh so epic.
03:53pm 03/12/10 Permalink
gamer
1504 posts
Anyone reading this and thinking about signing up to play wow, let me know because i can 'recruit a friend' (RAF) you and you and I get +300% XP, meaning for every level you make, you get 2 in return. Plus I can grant you levels if you fall behind etc. I can also teleport directly to you if you ever need a hand in game at any time (only if you allow it of course).

I believe this feature is only available to someone who is going to make a new WOW account, so send me a PM if this is you.
04:55pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
2751 posts
The 300% is only if you quest with the RAF friend. It's awesome for leveling speed, but you basically have to play with the person at all times.

It's great for dual-boxing ;)
04:59pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
5153 posts
good realms?

Haven't played in over a year, never knew back then what was good..
05:15pm 03/12/10 Permalink
evıs
Brisbane, Queensland
6345 posts
Anyone on frostmourne horde? I need a guild. My main is a prot war kthx
07:20pm 03/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2377 posts
I am, but i'm just in a random scrub guild on pretty much all my characters. So I guess same if anyone has one lol
07:23pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
2752 posts
If you like very full pvp realms that are horde biased, go Blackrock.
07:43pm 03/12/10 Permalink
defi
Wynnum, Queensland
2600 posts
Alli Blackrock here...I enjoy the 5 to 1 horde to alliance ratio
07:52pm 03/12/10 Permalink
Lynx
Brisbane, Queensland
1763 posts
I don't
09:38pm 03/12/10 Permalink
gamer
1511 posts
Frostmourne Alliance here tsunami
10:39pm 03/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2380 posts
So I found something interesting out and i'll share with any hunters here who want a bit of uniqueness to themselves. Keeping special pet looks. There are a few pets around that look awesome due to a debuff they passivly have, but lose the second you try and tame them. I found a way around this and already have a bit of a farm happening. Only have about 8 slots left before i've filled my stable with all 80s.

It may take a few tries but it's rather easy for the most part. A lot of it comes down to timing and some luck. Anyway say you want to tame an oily wolf or eagle as a example. Normaly when you tame them they become clean and normal versions of themselves. To get around this make this a macro.

/script PetAbandon()

Anyway start the tame like you would normally but when the timer gets low, mash the utter f*** out of that macro and if you do it right, the pet will finish taming and instantly dismiss itself. You won't get any special yellow glow to say it finished and it wont show up in your call icons. Log out. If you have the pet, it will appear next to you on the character screen like a normal pet. Log back in and you may need to revive him. Once you've done that however you will have your pet with the special look. Their status will be set to aggressive and will have no skills on the bar (drag from the book) but other than that they should be good to go.

These pets will apparantly lose the look if you go into arena so don't go doing that. Some lose their effect if they die but I can confirm that the oily eagle doesn't as well as the wolf with a sword through his head. Something to keep in mind. Not every pet can keep it's special look but here are some of mine that i've done reciently.

My burning pig Barbecue.
http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/6771/bbq0.jpg

Oily eagle BP
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/1749/38102924.jpg

Unnamed Oil Wolf
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/6053/bp2d.jpg

Unnamed Ghost wolf impaled with a sword. Might call him Whoops.
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/6960/whoopsk.jpg

Oh and another thing. There is a glitch right now that lets you use this method when taming a mob that enrages such as Chromaggus. It's a bug so unlike this special look glitch, it will get fixed soon. The pets that get tamed with this keep their enraged stats so thats something to toy with I suppose.

last edited by DM at 01:31:45 04/Dec/10

last edited by DM at 01:34:53 04/Dec/10
01:27am 04/12/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12103 posts
Anyone reading this and thinking about signing up to play wow, let me know because i can 'recruit a friend' (RAF) you and you and I get +300% XP, meaning for every level you make, you get 2 in return. Plus I can grant you levels if you fall behind etc. I can also teleport directly to you if you ever need a hand in game at any time (only if you allow it of course).

I believe this feature is only available to someone who is going to make a new WOW account, so send me a PM if this is you.
you have to be within 100 yards of each other to receive 300% xp, including quest handins - it's not only documented on the account site, but obes and I confirmed this by looking in the quest log at the xp value while over 100 yards apart, and then re-opening the quest log once our characters had come back within 100 yards of each other and saw the displayed xp reward triple, so we made sure we didn't split up for quests hand-ins

and it's the only the recruited account that can grant levels to the veteran account, not the other way around as you've stated

plus the two toons need to be within 3 or 4 levels of each other to receive the xp/rep bonuses - basically it's strictly for two or more people who literally plan to level together. that means not wearing heirloom because unless you transfer a couple of 80's with 4000 JP to the recruited account, only the veteran account could even obtain heirloom gear, meaning they keep pulling ahead of the recruited account (320% xp, it stacks with RAF bonus). it's not at all suitable for two randoms who don't intend to level up together, other than the recruiter (used to at least, haven't checked lately) gets a rocket mount if the recruited account pays for two months

it's an awesome feature for friends or people with more than 2 accounts, I've used it once with one of my sons and once with obes and it takes us about 19 hours to level two toons from 1-60 using one of my 80's to pull all the mobs in an instance and aoe them down. someone who's actually worked out a strict plan for it could probably do it in several hours less.

the bonuses stop at level 60 (xp, teleport to each other)
01:49am 04/12/10 Permalink
Tanaka Khan
Brisbane, Queensland
4869 posts
F*****g bulls***, can't pick up my copy of cata till Tuesday night, what sort retarded nonsense is that. I've got a collector's edition pre-ordered at EB too, but I'm thinking of just buying an online upgrade for my account, then plugging the collector's edition key in later to upgrade it to collectors and get the bonuses. F***ed if I want to be going out Tuesday night to pick it up, I want to be sitting at home ready to go when the servers go live not standing in a queue at EB waiting for them to get their s*** sorted out.


Hey Khel I'd think twice before you do this. I really don't think it's possible to enter the CE key after you've already entered a key for an expansion. I'd hate for you to do that then be stuck with a CE that you can't use.
03:11am 04/12/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15719 posts
Hrmm, that would really suck, will have to check it out
04:53am 04/12/10 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
1860 posts
Anyone reading this and thinking about signing up to play wow, let me know because i can 'recruit a friend' (RAF) you and you and I get +300% XP, meaning for every level you make, you get 2 in return. Plus I can grant you levels if you fall behind etc. I can also teleport directly to you if you ever need a hand in game at any time (only if you allow it of course).


Wish i read this 5 minutes ago.
09:42am 04/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2381 posts
2 new pets today. They'll fix this soon i'm sure.

My waiter crab. He hands out drinks for groups/raids.
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4586/drinksanyone.jpg

Another ghost wolf! Sure this guy won't last long.
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/3638/ghostyo.jpg
10:30pm 04/12/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15721 posts
Hey Khel I'd think twice before you do this. I really don't think it's possible to enter the CE key after you've already entered a key for an expansion. I'd hate for you to do that then be stuck with a CE that you can't use.


I posted in the customer service forums about it, and a blue poster replied and said yeah its fine, you can add a collector's edition key to an account that already has cata enabled on it.
11:27pm 04/12/10 Permalink
Tanaka Khan
Brisbane, Queensland
4870 posts
Then you have my approval mate!
11:59pm 04/12/10 Permalink
Eds
Brisbane, Queensland
9627 posts
Im still trying to pick a toon to level for PVP, such a hard choice!
12:13am 05/12/10 Permalink
Protius
Brisbane, Queensland
4249 posts
So I havn't played my toons in a looonnngg time and I'm thinking of starting a new toon. Good or bad idea? Everyone still mostly on blackrock?
09:58am 05/12/10 Permalink
Trin
Brisbane, Queensland
2908 posts
Blbk
10:20am 05/12/10 Permalink
Eds
Brisbane, Queensland
9628 posts
I just moved my druid to Nagrand, starting a new toon.

From what I have seen, good idea, everything is different and cool. Its actually fun again!
11:56am 05/12/10 Permalink
3x0dus
Townsville, Queensland
1435 posts
Also rolled a toon on nagrand Orc sham (20? ATM )
12:01pm 05/12/10 Permalink
pARODY
Brisbane, Queensland
818 posts
I do love that they lowered the requirement of Dual Spec to level 30. My new Tauren Pally on Dath'remar is a whole lot of fun. I quest as Ret and Dungeon grind as Tank, and the new tanking method for Pally is awesome, but I'll see tanking once I get to 85 on him. Tempted to race change my Belf pally on Blackrock to Tauren and go tank.
01:12pm 05/12/10 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
2755 posts
If anyone is on blackrock horde and looking for a guild for cata I'm in a casual aussie pve guild which is a pretty decent. Give me a hoy in game, I'll be on my warrior Bloodscalper. We aren't looking for anything in particular, just people who aren't knobs ;)
10:05am 06/12/10 Permalink
defi
Wynnum, Queensland
2601 posts
What time can we log on tomorrow?
02:42pm 06/12/10 Permalink
Tim Tibbetts
Brisbane, Queensland
2471 posts
6pm QLD Time
03:08pm 06/12/10 Permalink
Tim Tibbetts
Brisbane, Queensland
2472 posts
That's pretty epic. Very Nice. Who did you order that through, seemed to get there quite early.
03:48pm 06/12/10 Permalink
Draxy
Brisbane, Queensland
1065 posts
Ordered online through EB Games.
03:52pm 06/12/10 Permalink
konstie
Melbourne, Victoria
1612 posts
level 37 druid on nagrand, karellen . add me and give me gold ;)
11:21pm 06/12/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Hobart, Tasmania
2899 posts
Ordered online through EB Games.


Lucky sod. My copy is probably floating over Bass Strait as we speak.
11:34pm 06/12/10 Permalink
Vorador
Brisbane, Queensland
1440 posts
F*****g bulls***, can't pick up my copy of cata till Tuesday night, what sort retarded nonsense is that. I've got a collector's edition pre-ordered at EB too, but I'm thinking of just buying an online upgrade for my account, then plugging the collector's edition key in later to upgrade it to collectors and get the bonuses. F***ed if I want to be going out Tuesday night to pick it up, I want to be sitting at home ready to go when the servers go live not standing in a queue at EB waiting for them to get their s*** sorted out.



Shall I pre-warm sir's crack pipe?
11:34pm 06/12/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
18000 posts
F*** yeah. That CE looks awesome. Can't wait to get my two tomorrow. Only one more sleep.

8-)
11:37pm 06/12/10 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
8771 posts
Hey Khel I'd think twice before you do this. I really don't think it's possible to enter the CE key after you've already entered a key for an expansion. I'd hate for you to do that then be stuck with a CE that you can't use.

Well I vote you'd be massively f*****g wrong.
CE is an upgrade to normal.

I did it with both BC and WOTLK.

I did have to use a "secret" URL to do it.
https://www.worldofwarcraft.com/account/upgrade-account.html

People who bought the special wow edition Dells did it that way also.

It is possible they might have disabled it (and that URL could quite well not work anymore), but even if they have I bet a phone call would "fix" it.
11:45pm 06/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2383 posts
My CE arrives about 7 or so tomorrow night T_T Posty is being run into the ground with work and we are among the last places on his route.
11:48pm 06/12/10 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
4794 posts
My CE arrived in the mail today, still shrinkwrapped, won't have a chance to look at it until this time next week.
Have two more to pick up tomorrow for the brother.
11:50pm 06/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2384 posts
S***e then. why did people get theirs a day sooner than what I will mine when we ordered from the same place.
12:11am 07/12/10 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
454 posts
If anyone on Nagrand Horde side needs a guild hit me up in game, Will be on Enska or Nsc (original I know)
We are casual but will be raiding pretty hard out come cata if your into that.
**edit**
Also, what DM said. f*****g EB down here won't let me get mine until 7pm tues ><
01:11am 07/12/10 Permalink
Tanaka Khan
Brisbane, Queensland
4871 posts
Well I vote you'd be massively f*****g wrong.
CE is an upgrade to normal.


Well done Obes, you're only 2 f*****g days late. We've already worked out you can.
Try and keep up next time.
02:23am 07/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2385 posts
So unlike BC, blizz have decided to cash in on the races even more by allowing people to change to worgen or goblins straight up via race change. Well it worked because I got me a change ready for tomorrow night when I boot up and goblin here I come.
02:37am 07/12/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
18001 posts
I did have to use a "secret" URL to do it.
https://www.worldofwarcraft.com/account/upgrade-account.html

ROFL

And the secret URL doesn't even work

LOLZ
02:37am 07/12/10 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
455 posts
O.o you can race change straight away? thought they were gonna keep it locked for the first month or somethin.
meh goblin rogue here I come. they Tip-Toe in stealth!$#@! :D
02:45am 07/12/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
18002 posts
I was gonna do a rogue Goblin too but not til after I get my other guys to 85. I figured a rogue would work nicely with them.
02:49am 07/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2386 posts
Yeah I thought they'd lock it for sure but nope, its right there on the website that all you need is cata. However changing a existing character to 80 doesn't get you some feat of strength, or disqualifies you for realm first or some s***e.
02:58am 07/12/10 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
8772 posts
If the URL is dead, then you probably have to do it via phone.

That url was pretty much the only way to do it (it was the BC upgrade page but worked with WOTLK as well, it also had no parent page). All the other "upgrade" pages deected you had the keys and displayed a congratulations page instead.
07:31am 07/12/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15727 posts
Theres no per-race realm firsts or feats of strength, so it doesn't matter if you race change. The realm firsts are per class like "Realm first 85 DK" or "Realm first 85 rogue", so theres no reason for them to lock race changing.

Also, thats ridiculous that people who ordered online from EB Games get their collector's editions already, and yet if you ordered in a store they wont sell them till 7pm. What the hell is up with that!
07:43am 07/12/10 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
8774 posts
JB sent mine yesterday at 6pm by courier, so I am guessing it will be here today.
07:48am 07/12/10 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
1364 posts
That url was pretty much the only way to do it (it was the BC upgrade page but worked with WOTLK as well, it also had no parent page). All the other "upgrade" pages deected you had the keys and displayed a congratulations page instead.
Battle.net is where Blizz have moved most of their s***, there is an add game key thing there somewhere.
08:03am 07/12/10 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
3211 posts
So what time does this go live?
09:04am 07/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2388 posts
About 7 tonight or so
09:17am 07/12/10 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
6519 posts
6pm AEST
7pm AEDT

+1 to digital downloads. Upgraded my account to Cata about a month ago so will be all ready to get a grinding once they turn it on at the server end.. then prepare for the million server restarts between now and next Tuesday.
09:21am 07/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2389 posts
In a way i'm already not enjoying this expansion. People are so gung-ho on getting to 85 asap that they have 25 daily quests ready to hand in and the guild i'm in even has Lv 85 heroic dungeons schedualed on the calendar for next week. I'm sitting here thinking "jesus christ why not enjoy the game and take at least 2 weeks working your way up. why power through the content at a blazing speed? Don't people take their time anymore?
09:28am 07/12/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
18004 posts
Just got an SMS from EB Games saying it's ready to be picked up. This is very exciting!
09:30am 07/12/10 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
6520 posts
DM - that happened with TBC and WOTLK as well. I remember my TBC guild expected everyone to be 70 within a week.. personally I took the enjoyment route with TBC & WOTLK and had fun levelling up but with Cata I'll be launching straight into instance grinding with friends & guildies and then go back to see the content on a Worgen.
09:34am 07/12/10 Permalink
Poogay
Brisbane, Queensland
434 posts
Yeah also got a message from EB this morning also saying mine is ready to be picked up when they open today
09:47am 07/12/10 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
2757 posts
9 hours :O
09:53am 07/12/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15728 posts
I don't see the point in instance grinding, by the time you get to 85 you'll be so absolutely sick of the instances, but then you gotta run them all over again in heroic. Not to mention theres only like 1 instance for each level bracket, so its not like you'll have a wide selection of stuff to grind, you'll just be doing the same instance over, and over, and over, and over. That'd drive me mad.

I'm gonna do what DM was saying, do all the quests and enjoy the game, Christmas is coming up anyway and people are going away and stuff, so I don't see the point in pushing hardcore to get to 85 only to be able to not raid or do anything anyway cos people are going on holidays.
10:42am 07/12/10 Permalink
Keato
Melbourne, Victoria
269 posts
You're such a good housemate Khel.

I like your style, must be a Melbourne thing, i'm doing the same, in a guild with crazy ass hardcore Irishman who will have all his 5 80s at 85 before I hit 1 to 85 :P
11:05am 07/12/10 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
3212 posts
I probably wont get much play time until this weekend, It's a 4 day weekend tho which should be good.

I am the opposite and I hate questing with a passion and would rather grind through instances.
11:24am 07/12/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12107 posts
hey I'm not an irishman, I just like their booze

I don't mind questing, specially in new content, but am also looking forward to some hopefully challenging new instances.
as challenging as stuff can be in an mmo anyway

and yeh I also am guilty of the 25 dailies thing, got two of my toons parked in icecrown ready to hand them in.

for all I know though they might remove the xp from them, but the gold will be nice anyway
11:29am 07/12/10 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
6521 posts
Jim - which toons you levelling first? I'm taking the pally tank, Charlie is taking his oomkin and we should have a heal/dps so looking for more DPS to grindy grindy.
11:33am 07/12/10 Permalink
glynd
Melbourne, Victoria
195 posts
anyone on Jube'thos? mate and I moved here like a month or so ago from doomhammer. I'll be smashing my resto doodad to 85 first then probly my warrior. and anyone got a casual raiding guild or even just an active guild?
11:38am 07/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2390 posts
Well my CE arrived and cant work out how this loot card works. Heading over to BB now to just try inputting it. The neither of the item redemption code pages don't work so yeah. Wish they'd just send my pet already in the mail too but nooooo have to wait for that.
01:00pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8353 posts
EB Games are now allowing purchase / pickup anytime today; confirmed at my local.

woot.
01:14pm 07/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2391 posts
Card worked. Got some pet biccies which is cool. Anyway when I typed in my CD key to upgrade my account it said something rather quickly about upgrading with a standard edition key? Any way I can check if this is true or not other than just wait and see?

EDIT - NM

PRODUCT LEVEL
Cataclysm (Upgrade Complete)
Collector’s Edition

last edited by DM at 13:27:39 07/Dec/10
01:24pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15729 posts
You don't have to wait for the pet, I saw people last night running around with the lil deathwing pets.
01:28pm 07/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2392 posts
I just saw 2 people get the achive for it but mine hasn't arrived.
01:32pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
457 posts
So I know we covered this further up in the thread but I just want to double check. We can definately apply our collectors ed key to a standard ed can't we?
Reason being is I'm not going to be able to to pick my copy up from eb until thursday now (f*****g work) and am getting the other half to purchase the digital one for me as we speak.
01:50pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8355 posts
I cant believe anyone would lay down fifty bucks for a couple of extra day's play (and then pay over a hundred for the CC).

You don't get the SE code back, do you?
02:01pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
458 posts
What? $50 is a f*****g pittance. not everyones jewish mate.
02:13pm 07/12/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Hobart, Tasmania
2900 posts
Ahhhh f*** EB. F*** them good and hard.

Dumb c**** f***ed up and didn't send my order until late Thursday night, which means I'll not get it until tomorrow at the very earliest. F*****g useless pricks, absolutely last time I order/buy anything from them and buy into their "we try to have it to you by launch day" bulls***. There goes my plans of spending tonight relaxing with some WoW. The best bit was the phone support's response which was virtually "It's Australia Post's fault, lol"..

idiots.

/rant
02:31pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8357 posts
What? $50 is a f*****g pittance. not everyones jewish mate.

Woahhh there pardner! Each to their own comrade.

I'm not Jewish (but I wouldn't be surprised, bit of a mongrel) but I'm not rich and I wouldn't throw a fiddy down on top of the CE to play a warcraft expansion two days early. I'd much rather buy a case of piss in between and enjoy WoW on the weekend with my "free" beer because I was patient.

But that's just me. Maybe you're swimming in b****** and blow. If so, can I come over to your place?
02:44pm 07/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2394 posts
Apparantly there is already Lv 84 people on EU servers. That's just so sad and pathetic.
02:53pm 07/12/10 Permalink
greazy
Brisbane, Queensland
4244 posts
What's sad and pathetic is that you're playing WoW.

They're just another level of sad and pathetic.

It's ok. I wish I could play WoW too :(
03:20pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8360 posts
Don't be a jerk greazy. This is a happy place.
03:22pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
18006 posts
Hey darkjedi. You can come over my place tonite and watch me play it.
04:22pm 07/12/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Hobart, Tasmania
2901 posts
Thanks Rev. Your shout for airplane tickets I take it?
04:24pm 07/12/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Hobart, Tasmania
2902 posts
Well, the $20 giftcard offered by EB for the delay goes half-way to paying for a digital copy. It's bad, yes.. but meh. do I feel like I've let myself be bought off? Pretty much, but it doesn't mean I have to shop there again.
05:08pm 07/12/10 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
1367 posts
It does if you want to make use of that gift card.
05:15pm 07/12/10 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1316 posts
All that $20 gift voucher will do is get your next game down to the same price as every other store.
05:22pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15730 posts
We can definately apply our collectors ed key to a standard ed can't we?


Yes, definitely, I posted in the WoW customer support forums about it and got a blue reply confirming that it works fine.
05:35pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
18008 posts
Yeah. You can go into your account and select upgrade and you can put in the code.

Not long to go now. 1 hour and 20 minutes. Very exciting!!

8-)
05:42pm 07/12/10 Permalink
gamer
1521 posts
just updated to cata for $35 via www.battle.net
05:56pm 07/12/10 Permalink
MoSFXx
Gold Coast, Queensland
208 posts
/sigh I got to go to my girlfriends mothers for dinner tonight, so hopefully it's a disaster so we depart early i can tell my girlfriend to go play donkey kong while i play some Cata, thinking about rolling a Worgan druid instead of my Nelf Mage which is already level 35 in a week with minimal play time lol
05:57pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
8775 posts
if you are up to date to you need to install anything or just add the key ?
06:34pm 07/12/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Hobart, Tasmania
2903 posts
06:52pm 07/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2396 posts
Yeah I got about a 1300 queue in frostmourne. 15 - 25 min wait. And it's not even cata time yet. Wont surprise me if the server implodes come 7
06:54pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
18010 posts
Cata is live b******!!!

Sucked in to Black Rock
07:00pm 07/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2397 posts
Oh awesome I didn't think it was going live till 7. Fail on guild members timing.
07:01pm 07/12/10 Permalink
defi
Wynnum, Queensland
2602 posts
Lol Blackrock is now down, or the loggin servers are
07:05pm 07/12/10 Permalink
gamer
1524 posts
frostmoune > blackrock > *
07:06pm 07/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2398 posts
Yeah as to be expected. millions of people logging on at once has destroyed the login server

EDIT - they've taken the forums down. Bet it's to stop the flood of "omg blizzard fails again" posts.

last edited by DM at 19:09:02 07/Dec/10
07:06pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Lynx
Brisbane, Queensland
1766 posts
Heh maybe the forum server is aiding the login server
07:14pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Charlie
Brisbane, Queensland
2237 posts
CONNECTING
CONNECTING
CONNECTING
YOU HAVE BEEN DISCONNECTED FROM THE SERVER

07:18pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
5169 posts
Trying to connect for last 20mins..
07:22pm 07/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2399 posts
I'm in. race changed to goblin, went to get my flight master's lisence and holy f***. 1000 people all crammed into 1 area trying to select 1 person
07:25pm 07/12/10 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
13480 posts
MORE DOTS MORE DOTS
07:28pm 07/12/10 Permalink
gamer
1525 posts
Just goto your keybindings and bind a key to 'interact with target'

then goto the flight master in stormwind and type /tar bralla

stand in the center of the mass of people and press your keybind... buy flying. done.
07:28pm 07/12/10 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1317 posts
07:31pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
5170 posts
lagging like a b****!
07:36pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Lynx
Brisbane, Queensland
1767 posts
Blackrock que, 1880
1 hour wait time
nope
07:44pm 07/12/10 Permalink
VRBones
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
893 posts
Did anyone buy direct from blizzard? Did it include game time? It's still saying my account does not have time left.
07:47pm 07/12/10 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
1862 posts
i thought only vanilla wow gives 1months game time, expansions give nothing.
07:58pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8363 posts
Yeh expansions don't add game time.
08:03pm 07/12/10 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
3213 posts
Like a chump I went out and exercised before logging on. 300 person queue on proudmore.
08:25pm 07/12/10 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
1863 posts
1427 queue on frostmourne.

Wait times fluctuating all over the joint
08:29pm 07/12/10 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
3214 posts
Peer into the waters of the unseeing... or not cause its bugged.
08:49pm 07/12/10 Permalink
simul
Brisbane, Queensland
986 posts
Wargen beginning game is freaking epic++
09:02pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Eorl
Gold Coast, Queensland
520 posts
Barthilas if Full
Position in que: 1693
Estimated wait time: 109 mins

DAMN YOU MICROSOFT TIME MANAGER!! DAMNNNNN YOUUUU!
10:22pm 07/12/10 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
1864 posts
3 hours waiting,
at 127 now.
10:30pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Eds
Brisbane, Queensland
9630 posts
I logged in straight away on Nagrand but the amount of people in the worgen starting area is insane. Ill come back tomorrow night in the hope they have levelled further on
11:03pm 07/12/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
18011 posts
Instant login on Eldre Thalas which is awesome. Been lvl'ing in Vashir and while there's a heap of players there I never found it hard to complete quests. Liking the expansion so far although I've already hit 81 so I'm sorta worried how long it will take to hit 85. I don't wanna easily get there in a week.
03:33am 08/12/10 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
6456 posts
i think i have lvl 60's on blackrock.. i think i'll get leave em.. alliance too...
05:46am 08/12/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12108 posts
we just had a series of realm firsts for classes to 85, roughly twelve hours after release.
so you're gonna have a hard time not hitting 85 in a week rev, unless you avoid the game heh
08:29am 08/12/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12109 posts
worth mentioning that from my perspective this has been a very smooth launch, I've had zero connectivity/stability/login issues
08:36am 08/12/10 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
3215 posts
I even did a bit of questing between instances. Wasn't too bad, hopefully I can skip out of work Christmas party early today and smash out more leveling.
08:52am 08/12/10 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
1369 posts
The linear quests they have designed would probably be great in 3-4 months when all the quest mobs aren't being camped to oblivion. Right now, if you get stuck on a quest because there are way too many people camping the one mob you don't have any local quests to continue on with and have to go all the way to the other quest hub.

We had a realm first 525 fishing in about an hour after launch, not even sure how that's possible.
08:56am 08/12/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1588 posts
Is fishing still as depressing as it used to be? When achievements came out I was all "hell yeah, ways to level my character that won't be wiped come expansion" and took them on with full force. Until I got both the rare fishes a few days later, then I kind of gave up.
09:26am 08/12/10 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
6522 posts
worth mentioning that from my perspective this has been a very smooth launch, I've had zero connectivity/stability/login issues


By far the smoothest launch ever. There was problems with logging in from around 7pm to 7.20pm but after that I sat online until 1am and didn't have a single problem. Instance zone ins were smooth, talking to NPCs was quick and no loot lag. Very impressed with how Blizzard have handled this launch. I got to about 81 and half just by grinding out BRC and then one go at the water one which was pretty fun.

So glad I'm not on BR or Barth anymore with those insane queue times!
09:50am 08/12/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Hobart, Tasmania
2904 posts
Agreed. There was a bit of brain snappery early on with lag & the like when thousands of people descended upon Blackrock and caused Orgrimmar to resemble the Ippy Motorway on your average day. Otherwise it's been a blast!

Currently 67% of the way to 82 and nearly finished Hyjal. Loving some of the quests so far, especially the Joust inspired one. Wondering where Archimonde's skull has gone though, as it seems weird they just made it vanish with no explanation (that I've seen so far). Also loving how a lot of the normal quest givers/mobs have full voicing too!
09:56am 08/12/10 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
8776 posts
The underwater zone quests are a tad annoying but alot of that is the over crowding.
10:09am 08/12/10 Permalink
Charlie
Brisbane, Queensland
2238 posts
I purchased the flight thingo and all my cool mounts only go at 150%, all the crappy ones go at full speed. Funky.

Pretty smooth, hopfully no downtime till next Tuesday (or Saturday would be fine too, have to ....*spit*.... socialise then... stupid life getting in the way of wow ha ha)
11:03am 08/12/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8365 posts
Yeh I gave up on 80+ pretty quickly last night, its insanely busy.

Switched to my new Worgen Warlock and despite it being crowded had a lot of fun; the overcrowding seemed to be easier to handle in their starting zone for some reason. Was till kind of rough for the first few levels without an instant-tap spell.

Lotsa fun though :)
11:08am 08/12/10 Permalink
Draxy
Brisbane, Queensland
1066 posts
I had alot of fun, also educated alot of wow players by standing near the Flight Master and explaining how to instantly get the upgrade even with 10000 standing of top of him.

Basically for horde you type: /target Mazrah
This will select the NPC flight trainer, for alliance target what ever the name of your one is.
Then under your Key Bindings you will see a control called "Interact with Target" it is unbound by default. Bind it to a key that you dont use that often.
Press that key when you target is selected, you will speak to the target.

A simple trick, but helped disperse the crowd and reduced lag for alot of people. I got a few bits of gold for my efforts as well which was nice.

For those who don't know how to use the Loot card (you get one in the card set in Collectors edition), you goto http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/misc/promotion.html (there is a shorter url, but to avoid confusion that is the whole one). Once here you choose your Region and Realm. There is an area to enter the code found on the card as well. Once you enter in all the info, press submit. If you made no mistakes you will be given another code to use in the game. Copy the code (ctrl-c) and jump into WoW. Fly down to booty bay and find Landro Longshot in front of the shops near the water in the center. Speak to him and he will ask you what promotions do you have. Check the bottom of your loot card, it will say something like "Wrathgate 1/3" the important part is "Wrathgate" that is the name of the promo. Choose the promo name from Landro and then he will ask you for your code. Paste it in the box and hit enter. You will be given the item.
11:29am 08/12/10 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
8367 posts
What do you get for it? Anything decent?
11:31am 08/12/10 Permalink
Charlie
Brisbane, Queensland
2241 posts
Basically for horde you type: /target Mazrah
This will select the NPC flight trainer, for alliance target what ever the name of your one is.
Then under your Key Bindings you will see a control called "Interact with Target" it is unbound by default. Bind it to a key that you dont use that often.
Press that key when you target is selected, you will speak to the target.


Ahh nice, I was trying to find a command to type to do it. I ended up /tar then set a skull for the NPC then kept trying to right click the skull, worked better then randomly clicking around heh.
11:37am 08/12/10 Permalink
Draxy
Brisbane, Queensland
1067 posts
What do you get for it? Anything decent?


It is random based on past WoW Trading Card Game loot. But more likely to get a common loot than a rare one. So most people will get things like Papa hummel's Old Fashioned Pet Biscuits (Increase the size of your pet companion), or Path of Cenarius (flowers trail behind you where you walk) than a rare mount (X-52 Rocket Mount or Spectral Tiger).

I appear to be one of the few people who played the TCG so I've cashed in a few loot cards.
11:44am 08/12/10 Permalink
Lynx
Brisbane, Queensland
1768 posts
Heh Blackrock Alliance was pretty much shutdown on the 80-85 last night. They where easily outnumbered 5-1 or more in Hyjal. Touching down on the ground meant insta-death.
11:45am 08/12/10 Permalink
Tanaka Khan
Brisbane, Queensland
4872 posts
Eldre had a 525 cooking 10 minutes after cata went live...I don't really care about server firsts but how the frak could you get it?
01:28pm 08/12/10 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
6523 posts
Some guy had a 525 mining about an hour after servers went live.. I have no idea how you could do it that quickly.
01:38pm 08/12/10 Permalink
Draxy
Brisbane, Queensland
1068 posts
To get those ready to roll you just had to mark the locations in the beta test realm. Camp your guy near your planned runs before servers go live. When it goes active, run through your prepared paths for each resource location. If you do it fast enough, no contention for resources.

Not everyone's cup of tea, but they get a server wide announcement for the effort.

It's the one down side of the beta testing with all the dungeons played out and locations revealed the walk-throughs are already up before the game launches. A strong reason for some players join guilds that don't read up on boss fights and try to work it out as they go. Sure there are more wipes, but the achievement of beating down a dungeon without the "stand at position x and have one person waiting at position y for the second phase to kick in and pick up the mobs" is quite rewarding.

02:11pm 08/12/10 Permalink
defi
Wynnum, Queensland
2603 posts
I am also intrigued at how easy it was to hit 81...hit it in less than 2 hours on blackrock alliance, and that was with the ganking. I did do BRC twice, without reading strats. F*** that was fun working it out. 2nd boss 1 shotted by 50khp Prot pally twice when we let both adds transform haha.

03:50pm 08/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2401 posts
Seems they may of made leveling a tad TOO easy. Already 84 - 85s in my guild.
04:05pm 08/12/10 Permalink
defi
Wynnum, Queensland
2604 posts
i am in que 2600 on blackrock - FMl
04:49pm 08/12/10 Permalink
mongie
Brisbane, Queensland
7426 posts
urgh - i'm still getting de-prioritised for queue spots.

2700ish on Frostmourne.
06:12pm 08/12/10 Permalink
mongie
Brisbane, Queensland
7427 posts
now at 2900 - WOO
06:47pm 08/12/10 Permalink
Reverend Evil
Wynnum, Queensland
18012 posts
LOL

Should come to Eldre Thalas. No lines at all.
06:59pm 08/12/10 Permalink
Agamemnon
Brisbane, Queensland
762 posts
when WoW first popped i bought it... i levelled a little and hated it!

for 5 (?) years the game sat on my shelf, though a friend has been using it for that time

just recently it was suggested i might like to try again with all the new stuffs that had come out / was coming out...

as i type this i have stepped into the dark side as 4 boxes of CD's load into my pc

i am going to be so noob :P
12:41am 09/12/10 Permalink
Tanaka Khan
Brisbane, Queensland
4873 posts
Get Cata then all you need is one DVD
12:46am 09/12/10 Permalink
Agamemnon
Brisbane, Queensland
763 posts
serious? i have the cata box and disc(s)(?) sitting here and was slowly working my way through the pile!

what is the minimum requirement to play WoW in terms of hardware?

win7 64bix,4gb ram, x2 dual core processor 4200+ 2.2ghz, GeForce 7900 GS is what i have at present
12:56am 09/12/10 Permalink
Agamemnon
Brisbane, Queensland
764 posts
edit - just read the back of the box for Cata and it says u need all the previous games before you can install Cata?
01:02am 09/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2402 posts
Well i've been leveling Archelogy today and found the Skeleton raptor hatchling pet, and about to find a Soul Mirror item which should be awesome.
01:34am 09/12/10 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
463 posts
Thats odd Agamemnon, you should just be able to load the Cata disc in and it will patch you up to the current release.
02:12am 09/12/10 Permalink
simul
Brisbane, Queensland
989 posts
Agreed. There was a bit of brain snappery early on with lag & the like when thousands of people descended upon Blackrock and caused Orgrimmar to resemble the Ippy Motorway on your average day. Otherwise it's been a blast!


Literal lol.
02:33am 09/12/10 Permalink
Crakaveli
USA
4766 posts
edit - just read the back of the box for Cata and it says u need all the previous games before you can install Cata?
yeah it says that but its not true, i think what it means is you would have needed an account with all the previous games before you can play this one. I recently reinstalled and i just used the single expansion to do it.
03:14am 09/12/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1596 posts
Thankfully got it out of my system before cata hit by leveling a tauren palli, because otherwise I'd be paying Bliz for an expansion+time+transfer+worksabotage, which would really be quite bad. However I logged on wondering if I could get old world flying without Cata, which it appears I can, but need several jillions of gold which I don't yet have. It's interesting seeing flying mounts filling up the canyons in org, definitely the better city for such things.

Does anybody know if they fixed the top of the NE world tree so that it looks right when flying? Or just capped flying above the branches?
08:39am 09/12/10 Permalink
Agamemnon
Brisbane, Queensland
765 posts
ahh ok, thanks for info but too late now :P

meanwhile my download is chugging at 64kb/s... with 8gb of patches to get i will be here till next year wtf!
08:40am 09/12/10 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
5171 posts
Good profession recommendations for troll druid.

Almost level 15 and stuck on what profession route to go. Thinking of maybe mining and skinning, good or bad?
08:44am 09/12/10 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
15733 posts
However I logged on wondering if I could get old world flying without Cata, which it appears I can, but need several jillions of gold which I don't yet have.


No, you can't get it without Cata, the 5000g one is just 310% flying. You need to buy a separate Flight Master's License for 250g to be able to fly in Azeroth, and you can't buy that without owning Cata.
09:46am 09/12/10 Permalink
Nakor
Brisbane, Queensland
3104 posts
Almost level 15 and stuck on what profession route to go. Thinking of maybe mining and skinning, good or bad?


two gathering professions are great for anyone while levelling to make gold as you just sell anything you harvest. However if you want professions to help you as you level then leatherworking (paired with skinning) would be good, as you can make your own armour. Enchanting is another option so you can enchant your own gear, another benefit is its its own gathering profession as well, so you can take another gathering one to make money. inscription(herbs)/jewelcrafting(mining) probably not, they are better on an alt.
alchemy(herbs) is the last option, pretty useful for a druid actually.
10:01am 09/12/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1597 posts
I did enchanting on my paladin, and ended up buying mats just to keep it levelled up so that I could disenchant gear my level. That being said, I could easily go back and solo lowbie instances now and DE all the drops, and they would sell for a ton.

Though come to think of it I tried that in SM, and only the bosses dropped anything disenchantable in 3 runs, so maybe they've disabled that.
10:04am 09/12/10 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
2758 posts
Queues on blackrock are seriously wtf. At least it gives me time to get the bub to sleep and to have dinner :P

I'm almost done with vashj'ir questing, and so far its been awesome. Definitely a step up from wrath content.
10:06am 09/12/10 Permalink
Basket
Gold Coast, Queensland
601 posts
Skinning is the easiest to level though when i played wow properly +year ago i botted my druid 1-80 12hours botting was like 45stacks of leather :D
10:07am 09/12/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1598 posts
I also levelled skinning while making my palli, and imo it had an unexpected annoyance side effect in that every time I had a quest to kill x beasts, I had to loot, reselect, skin, and often use an item on their bodies in between. It got surprisingly annoying. :P (just realised now that a loot/skin macro might have been the way to go)
11:02am 09/12/10 Permalink
konstie
Melbourne, Victoria
1614 posts
speaking of macros, anyone got some recommendations
12:23pm 09/12/10 Permalink
Taipan
Brisbane, Queensland
3262 posts
speaking of macros, anyone got some recommendations


Yeah get a macro that deletes all your chars and cancels your account. It'll have the nice little saide effect of giving you your life back.
12:54pm 09/12/10 Permalink
TJ
Brisbane, Queensland
4 posts
I just race changed my shaman to a goblin it is sexual chocolate. I hated my big lumbering Tauren. They actually did a great job on the animations for goblins I love em!

The whole game seems a little overwhelming right now to me. I quit 6 months ago as it all seemed a little boring, funny how a new race makes it feel all shiny and new again :)
07:09pm 09/12/10 Permalink
Jim
Ireland
12110 posts
ding 85
08:19pm 09/12/10 Permalink
Agamemnon
Brisbane, Queensland
767 posts
well i got into the queue for blackrock at 2.21 today.... and im still waiting WTF!

was like 2893 in the queue, now im 503 or so!

one day i reckon i will be able to play :P
09:49pm 09/12/10 Permalink
defi
Wynnum, Queensland
2605 posts
I srsly cant be bothered waiting in these ques - may just wait for it to quiet down a little
09:55pm 09/12/10 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
6524 posts
Fark, server transfer off that b****.
09:56pm 09/12/10 Permalink
Agamemnon
Brisbane, Queensland
768 posts
im just enjoying all this customer service and short queues...

and this from a first time wow player!

hehe
09:59pm 09/12/10 Permalink
deadlyf
Queensland
1371 posts
Yeah they are giving free character transfers out again. Don't know if Blackrock is on the list but it sounds like it should be.
10:03pm 09/12/10 Permalink
Agamemnon
Brisbane, Queensland
769 posts
well i wouldve gone elsewhere but my friends are all on blackrock... would suck to be noob and completely alone :P


in game name (when i finally get in to blackrock) is Kernfaust if anyone out there wants to say hello :)
10:08pm 09/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2405 posts
If I didn't have such a massive guild (like 130+ people on usualy) then i'd transfer out to someone elses server here.
10:10pm 09/12/10 Permalink
Tanaka Khan
Brisbane, Queensland
4875 posts
Playing casually since the launch and just hit 84 after 2 days, ahould nail 85 tomorrow, then just another 9 level 80's to go plus the 4 new toons I've started...
10:23pm 09/12/10 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
2407 posts
I have anywhere from a 1 hour wait to 7 hours. 332 minutes my fat arse. Now down to 135 so who f*****g knows. This is loose stool water of the highest order
10:29pm 09/12/10 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
6525 posts
Ag - are you on a trial or free account?
10:42pm 09/12/10 Permalink
Agamemnon
Brisbane, Queensland
770 posts
Hi Tic

unfortunately i have to pay!

though i must be using something free up because i havent paid as yet :P
12:12am 10/12/10 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
2760 posts
Blackrock at 7am has no queue! I was amazed.
08:28am 10/12/10 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
6526 posts
Ag - rightio, was just checking if you were on a trial as they get deprioritised in the server queues and seeing if that would explain your epic long wait time.

On another note, f*** I need more Red Bull - these late nights are killing me.
11:21am 10/12/10 Permalink
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
5183 posts
No queue on Khaz'goroth last night, was good!!
11:25am 10/12/10 Permalink
defi
Wynnum, Queensland
2606 posts
Anyone know if you can do a Bulk Character Xfer? or is it still like 1 per 3 days. Been in que this arvo for 1 hour 30 mins and I still am at 1000 with 47 mins. I got 6 - 80's to xfer and couldnt be f***ed going 1 at a time.
05:39pm 10/12/10 Permalink
groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
1868 posts
Im seriously considering transfering of frostmourne.

Any one from QGL on Gundrak (PvP) that can say if its worth while or not.
06:54pm 10/12/10 Permalink
DK
Brisbane, Queensland
108 posts
Im seriously considering transfering of frostmourne.

Any one from QGL on Gundrak (PvP) that can say if its worth while or not.


I transferred. Hope to hell it wasn't a mistake
10:10am 11/12/10 Permalink
inept
Brisbane, Queensland
47 posts
Anyone know if you can do a Bulk Character Xfer? or is it still like 1 per 3 days.


It's a 3 day CD per character, not per account. Pretty sure you can transfer everything at once (by going through the individual process x amount of times).
10:26am 11/12/10 Permalink
defi
Wynnum, Queensland
2607 posts
Dk where did you transfer to

I have 3 options:
Blackrock (PvP) -> Garithos (PvP)
Blackrock (PvP) -> Dreadmaul (PvP) (Oceanic)
Blackrock (PvP) -> Nazjatar (PvP)
12:24pm 11/12/10 Permalink
Eds
Brisbane, Queensland
9637 posts
Im on Nagrand (PVE server) because I like levelling and hate being ganked over and over.

Its a good size population and no queues and nice pings without needing proxys etc.
12:56pm 11/12/10 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
466 posts
Nagrand is good if you want no queues etc but is f*****g overloaded with nubs.
01:08pm 11/12/10 Permalink
DK
Brisbane, Queensland
109 posts
I went from frostmourne to gundrak
03:43pm 11/12/10 Permalink
darkjedi
Hobart, Tasmania
2911 posts
Yeah, I was afraid of this. Just surprised it's taken this long: linky, nsfw(or sanity for that point).


And yes, it's a tarp.

last edited by darkjedi at 17:00:54 11/Dec/10
04:59pm 11/12/10 Permalink
Nerfington
Brisbane, Queensland
1613 posts
I can't tell if that's sarcasm...
05:07pm 11/12/10 Permalink
evıs
Brisbane, Queensland
6346 posts
Bye bye frostmourne, off I go to dreadmaul.
06:52pm 11/12/10 Permalink
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