The latest email scam follows quickly on the heels of Blizzard’s announcement of a new expansion. Players are reporting receiving emails offering signups to beta test the expansion. These are not real. Blizzard will announce any beta on its website. See this blue sticky in the official forums for information about what to do if you receive a scam email.
I got a mysterious item in the mail, The Mischief Maker. Apparently the day before I’d been sheeped somewhere in Dalaran by a gnome NPC named Minigob Manabonk. After this happens, one gets a single-use wand in the mail that can be used on friendly targets anywhere in Dalaran. Seems like a good thing to use on someone blocking a mailbox or the flightmaster with their mount.
Skip this story if you don’t want the surprise ruined.
If you’re impatient and don’t want to wait for the Background Downloader, you can download the patch from a mirror here:
You want a patch from the US column in the first table.
If you like to use BitTorrent with your favorite client (I like uTorrent), grab the official torrent file from the last row of the first table (the one that has “worldofwarcraft.com” next to it). This uses the same torrent that the BackgroundDownloader uses. Here’s a direct link to the torrent:
For full patch notes, go here:
There a link to undocumented changes on that page, but the list is currently only one item. I expect that to grow as people discover changes not in the official notes.
(Should Eldre’Thalas be down for patch fixes, remember to check our Horde guild <Geriatric Ward> on Aerie Peak.)
Characters Andross and OneCalorie (of TaB, get it?) got “married” Sunday evening. Everyone had lots of fun getting dressed up for the event.
More screenshots after the break…
There’s a nice article at Eldergame.com critiquing the current wash of game tweaks on WoW. The Live Team leader for Asheron’s Call 2 points out what he feels are mistakes in the handling of WoW design now that Blizzard’s “A Team” designers have moved on to newer games. The comments replying to the article are also quite interesting.
Several of us went to the Dark Moon Faire in Mulgore tonight and got the Jubling frog pet. To get the pet, you need one Dark Iron Ale Mug for each person who will get a pet, and one for the party. Lay the party mug at the feet of the orc woman Morja. Wait about one minute for her pet Jubjub to come to lap up the ale. At that point she’ll offer to give all nearby their own frog pet in trade for an ale mug. For more details, see the write-up at WoWWiki. Mugs are available in the guild vault.
On the PTR it’s been discovered that a single-use heirloom item costing 1000 gold will be available to level 80’s in Dalaran that can be used by an alt to train Cold Weather Flying at level 68! Read the details here:
Our glorious server goes down every now and then for an extended period while other realms are still up. When that happens, we tend to scatter to many different servers.
Now TaBs have a place to gather in one place: Aerie Peak (US). Moreover, we’ve established a guild there on the Horde side that allows us to experience the “other half of the game”. We’re up to 5 players with /ginvite ability, so when ET goes down, someone should be available to get you into the action. And feel free to roll a toon there right now and ask someone in TaB to meet you there to add you to the auxiliary guild.
The guild is <Geriatric Ward>. While not yet a guild member, you can find if people are playing by typing “/who geriatric”. The highest level member of the guild is Scherzo, my 70 paladin, and I have lots of others at all levels to join you in leveling. We have 2 pages in the vault and I try to keep the vault stocked with items useful for leveling.
So come on over to Aerie Peak and we’ll get you “admitted to the Ward”.