Monday, April 11, 2011

I'm Back! Here's Some WoW News

To start off I'd like to say sorry for the lack of posts over the past days; my internet connection was borked and my ISP took their time getting out here. They put in a new line and everything is fine now so the daily posts will continue!

While I was gone a bunch of cool WoW news has popped up on my favorite source mmo-champion so let's dive into it. Blizzard is still adding more and more to the 4.1 content patch which should hit live servers by the end of the month (hopefully).
Nice piece of fan art that could serve as a wallpaper.

Ten new cooking and ten new fishing daily quests are being added which hopefully will break up  some of the monotony of doing the same dailies over and over again. Some them actually look kind of interesting; one involves summoning a moat monster and gouging it with fish and another has you fishing up a severed abomination head.

Archeology, the most frustrating profession in the game, is getting a bit of love. The fossil and troll branches are gaining some cool new items because they were desperately lacking them. Fossil is getting an epic shield and both troll and fossil will get some cool companion pets. A Voodoo Figurine and a Pterrodax Hatchling. All you collectors can have fun grinding arch for these.
Blizzard is implementing an interesting system to help combat long dungeon finder queue times. A Call to Arms will now identify which class role is most needed by the dungeon finder and additional rewards will be given to players who queue as that role and complete a random level 85 heroic dungeon.

The reward is a bag called the Satchel of Exotic Mysteries which has various potential rewards including gold, rare gems, non-combat pets, and (very rare) mounts. Blizzard has made it clear that the pets and mounts will not be specific to that bag and will be obtainable elsewhere in the game. The bag is also bind to account so dps classes (which will never have a call to arms) aren't totally screwed. If your prot warrior gets a bag with a cool mount that you want your rogue to have, you can just send it to him. I'm not sure how well this will improve queue times but we will have to wait and see.

Finally, a cool new water mount is being added to the game. This mount can be used in any water environment and is not limited to Vashj'ir. The Reins of Poseidus will drop from the level 81 elite rare spawn seahorse in Vashj'ir. The mount is basically a large, tricked out, version of the seahorse mount that everybody gets.

16 comments:

  1. i've.. never played WoW before :x but it's always cool to get new stuff to do :D

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  2. Welcome back, wow has brought some cool new things to the table! Liking the water mount!

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  3. water mount? Hmm looks pretty awesome to me!

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  4. This is interesting. I was thinking about starting WoW one day when I have time but it looks so hard to catch up at this point

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  5. looks good. the fan art looks great on my background as well

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  6. Killer shot, def my new background.

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  7. I WANT THAT PTEROSAUR.

    Where can i get one? :3

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  8. Oh gawd I love patches soooooooooo much. NAWT.

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