Ep.49 Tarou's Weekly WoW Report 5/12/11- Patch 4.2: Firelands Overview!

Uploaded by RyutaroAkaTarou on 12.05.2011

What's up guy and girl players of WoW. Tarou here bringing you this week's WoW Report Episode
49 - Patch 4.2 Overview Special! For more FREE WoW guides subscribe and check out my
website at tarouwowguides.com
Before I get started with this week's episode, I just wanted to let you all know that I didn't
forget about you this week but was instead doing something a bit more important, watching
my new baby daughter be born. She's cute, am I right.
Patch 4.2 is on the horizon and Blizzard has already released a ton of information about
it. Blizzard has gone ahead and made up two awesome videos previewing the new raid content
and daily content of Firelands. The video is short but gives a nice glimpse into what
raiders can expect out of the next epic slew of content. They also posted a preview of
the new daily quest hub that works along side the new Firelands content patch of 4.2. What's
also cool about this new quest hub is you'll eventually be able to get this sick flying
Flameward Hippogryph mount. I definitely suggest checking out both videos and reading the articles.
On top of the videos, we got a tier 12 armor set preview that gives a look at the new gear
for Paladins, Mages, Rogues, Hunters, Death Knights, and Priests. The remaining classes
should be previewed soon so be watching out for that.
Also on the slate for Patch 4.2 is a new legendary staff that looks amazing in it's final stage.
It's going to take a lot of work to put it together but be extremely worth it not just
for its OP-ness but also the prestiege that goes along with it.
Finally, Patch 4.2 is now available on the PTR for testing. The patch notes are up and
include some really neat changes like having some crowd control abilities not cause the
creatures to become hostile once it wears off. They hope this makes it easier for CC
in dungeons. Some class changes are also rolling out along with Eye of the Storm being added
to the 10-man Rated BG rotation. War Games also has had some improvement to the interface
but are not yet functional on the PTR.
Auction House News:
Prices over the last week have been pretty choatic with gems and metas increasing very
nicely in price due to the new ZA and ZG heroics along with raid progression. Volatiles have
also seem some nice boosts for fire, water, and air while life has stayed the same and
earth has been plummeted. Elementium Ore has also lost some ground because of uncommon
gems being worth less to the vendor while Pyrite Ore has stayed about the same.
PvP News:
Same-Faction Rated Battlegrounds have been announced. Now your Rated BG team can enjoy
rocking players of the same faction. Go ahead and get out that Goblin hate.
Arena Pass Registration for 2011 is now open. This year's prizes include winning the exclusive
Armored Murloc pet & "Vanquisher" title. Good luck to everyone who participates.
Blizzard News:
BlizzCast episode 16 is out with a nice preview of Patch 4.2. It's also the first time they're
broadcasting is full-motion 2D or in laymen terms, video. I'll emded the video along with
any other videos plus links on my website as well as the info section of this video.
Games.On.Net got an exclusive interview with Ghostcrawler that gets the lowdown on all
the epic features coming in Patch 4.2. It's a great read and really gives a lot of insight
into how a patch gets put together and more specifically tons of info about 4.2.
Blizzard's most recent milestone of a crazy one million likes on facebook, puts them pretty
high up in the social networking ring. Makes my 2,300 facebook page likes look pretty pathetic.
There's a new set of forums on the World of Warcraft website that lets geeks, well be
geeks. It doesn't matter what you're into, there's something for everyone from Games
and Hardware, Movies, TV, & Entertainment, all the way to Books, Comics, Tech, and Science.
Head over to the forums and find a cozy seat for whatever you're interested in and geek
it up.
BlizzCast episode 16 is out with a nice preview of Patch 4.2. It's also the first time they're
broadcasting is full-motion 2D or in lamen terms, video. I'll emded the video along with
any other videos plus links on my website as well as the info section of this video.
Finally in Blizzard news, you can now do you part and help out the relief effort for the
Earthquake in Japan and Pacific Tsunami by purchasing a pretty awesome Cenarion Hatchling
from the Blizzard Pet Store for $10.00. A 100% of the proceeds will be donated as long
as you make the buy before July 31st. I will also be releasing a video in the next few
days telling you how you can win one in a simple giveaway.
And now on to this week's Q&A session by Blizzard. The topic for the 6th edition of 'Ask the
Devs' is Guild Advancement.
Q1: Are we going to see guild houses someday so we could finally get a special gather place
for the guild, to meet and interact easily? – Ellidryl[Europe, French], Греланд[Europe,
Russian], Ledieri [Europe, Spanish], Bodywreckér [North America]
A1: Guild housing is something we have discussed many times. It would be neat to have a place
for people to hang out, but every time it has come up as a possibility we don't think
that is worth the amount of time and resources it would take to implement (and do it right).
This is one of those features where if we ever decided to do it, the benefit would have
to outweigh other content we could be working on. Also, we don't feel that we need any new
ways for players to hide themselves away. If possible we at least like people to be
hanging around in the cities, if not out in the world. We know that many guilds, despite
lack of official guild housing, have designated meeting locations throughout the world, which
we think is really cool. If you don't have one yet it might be something to explore.
Q2: Are there any plans to allow for easier alt access to the same guild rewards as someone's
main character? Perhaps some kind of +rep item that is BoA and can only be bought by
an exalted character? – Serule [North America], Xheevas [Europe, French]
A2: This is one of the main reasons 4.1 has new guild tabards with 50/100% bonus to rep.
We made sure to place these at friendly and honored so they would be easy to obtain by
alts. We are considering adding an even larger bonus to an exalted, BOA version as well.
Great minds think alike!
Q3: Will there be additional levels of rewards for those guilds that have reached the cap
in future patches? Are you going to add levels beyond 25? – Sergan [Latin America], Carnesîr
[Europe, German], Zippi [Europe, English], Gabän [Europe, Spanish]
A3: Yes, we will continue to add rewards to the system as necessary. A great example is
the guild reward we intend to add in patch 4.2 for guilds that obtain the new legendary
staff. Guilds at level 25 also get the benefit of large gold deposits for completing Guild
Challenges. Capping the guild system at level 25 felt right for the amount of content we
wanted to provide in Cataclysm. We designed the system with expansions in mind, so raising
the cap is something players will most likely see down the road.
I think they're saying basically, they're not going to do it in Cataclysm.
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Thanks for watching^^!
"Now go leave a comment below telling me what you think of Patch 4.2!"
Personally, I just love new content.