Category: World of Warcraft

Firelands Raid Nerfs

Blizzard posted yesterday about some small but important changes to the Firelands raids coming before 4.3.

With the final showdown against Deathwing approaching, we’ve been keeping a close eye on players’ progress through the current Firelands raid content. Before patch 4.3 is released, we want groups who are working on Heroic-difficulty content to be able to get as close to Ragnaros as possible, and we want players who are tackling normal progression to be able to experience as many of the encounters as they can. To achieve these goals, we’ll be toning down the difficulty of both normal and Heroic raids through hotfixes in the coming weeks. In general, we plan to reduce health and damage of all raid bosses in both normal and Heroic Firelands by around the same percentage we brought difficulty down for the original Cataclysm raids when Rage of the Firelands (patch 4.2) was released.

We’re looking forward to seeing more groups of players face off against the firelord in the weeks ahead. However, before we make these changes, we want to give everyone a final shot at the bosses at their current difficulty level — so this is a heads up that we’re planning to apply the difficulty hotfixes beginning the week of September 19.

Stay tuned to the Patch 4.2 Hotfixes blog for these and other live updates to the game as they happen.


WoW: Blown Away

I haven’t done a quest-spotlight or anything yet but I figured this was a fun enough and easy enough quest to share with everyone. Took me about 5 minutes and I got myself a fun vanity pet out of it – a balloon!

There’s an Alliance Version and a Horde Version and while they give different balloons, the quests are quite similar. For the Alliance version, you’ll need to first visit Vin who is a young Draenai in Stormwind’s Cathedral district. Here’s a map of where she’s at. If you’re Horde you’ll need to pay a visit to Jaga who lives in the Valley of Wisdom in Orgrimmar. Here’s a map of where he’s at.

When you get the quest from them, you’ll be tasked to find 5 Windswept Balloons. Here’s the location of all the windswept balloons in Stormwind and here’s a map of the windswept balloons in Orgrimmar. I won’t tell you how the quest ends but have fun with your new Alliance Balloon or Horde Balloon!


Tier 13 Previews

The official WoW Blog has been teasing us the new Tier 13 sets for all the classes and offering a retrospective view of the past Tiers and how the artwork has changed over time. Check it out! Definitely worth looking at!

Tier 13 Deathknight

Tier 13 Druid

Tier 13 Hunter

Tier 13 Mage

Tier 13 Paladin

Tier 13 Priest

Tier 13 Rogue

Tier 13 Shaman

Tier 13 Warlock

Tier 13 Warrior