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02 - The Azeroth Perspective

This week on the show we cover:

Account security follow up:
Session Spoofing is reported to be a rumor. Blizzard is asking that if this does occur, to get in touch with an account rep regarding the matter.

Auction House Error 31073:
This is an intentional measure to help improve auction house stability.

Mega Bloks Summer 2012 WOW Product Line Revealed:
Several missing races, including...

DOOMHAMMER IRL:
Check out this iconic piece of metal for $349.95.

Blizzards weekly summer challenge:
The Temple of Ahn'Quiraj (AQ40). Blizzard will have weekly challenges throughout the summer.

Dragon soul Nerfs:
Difficulty has been reduced again!

New Forsaken Racials and a few Mists Spoilers

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The Azeroth Perspective - Episode 01

This week on the show we talked about:

Account Security

Historically, with a release of a new game, there tends to be an increase in reports of account thefts, and the same is true for Diablo III. There are several ways to protect your account, all of which can be found at www.battle.net/security.

For more information on the:


If you do get your account hacked, don’t be ashamed. Apparently, the former head of Blizzard Customer Service had his account compromised. If you do find that your account has been compromised, head to the "Help! I've Been Hacked!" http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/battlenet-sms-protect

Diablo III Release Number

See Blizzards official press release.

Arthas is Attacking Orgimmar?

Was Arthas attaching Orgimmar? Nope, just a glitch.

New Mobile Armory

If you pay for the new Mobile Armory there are several worth while features including the ability to receive texts messages from your guidies straight to your phone; high resolution art work; see what faction own Tol Barad or Wintergrasp.

Butt Load of Mounts

Several new mounts in the beta including:

Great Riding Turtles


Normal Riding Turtles

 

 The Water Strider, is currently only sold in game by the Anglers faction. It requires exalted reputation and costs 5,000 gold before discounts.

 

 

Water Strider

 


New Loading Screen

 New loading screen tips include:


  • The thank role focuses on controlling enemy creatures during group play. Tanks sacrifice high damage for high survivability.

  • The healer role focuses on keeping themselves and other members of the group alive.

  • The damage role (sometimes called DPS) focuses on defeating the enemy. Damage dealers are supported by tanks and healers.

Thought we forgot, didn't you.

Azeroth News:
Not so Warcraft related, but don't forget that next week marks the launch of Diablo 3. Hope you know what your doing launch night. I'm sure the servers will be hit hard whenever the clock switches over to the 15th.
Since our last post, the annual pass has closed and the world PVP passes (what are they called again) have started up.

Plus don't forget about the new Battle.net tool that will allow you regain recently "lost", sold or disenchanted items. Just remember the recently part. Though some have thought this would allow you to regain your lost dungeon Teir set (or other old sets). Unless you've cleared it out in (seems to be the last 30 days) you won't be retrieving it any time soon.



Now Playing:
Now with the 20% nerf to Dragon Soul, how much further are you going in the quest kill Deathwing? Personally, in the "Group 2" team I've recently joined. We were able to FINALLY finish off Madness. Most weeks we would finish the week on Blackthorn or Spine.

This week also marked the start of the Darkmoon fair again. Make sure that, if you are trying to max out a progression. That you take advantage of the +5 to skill quests that the fair has to offer. One strategy is to wait for a particularly difficult part of the trade grind. But more importantly, don't forget to take advantage of the free skill levels before the week is through.

Behind The Mist:
Since the last post lots has been added to the beta, and some has even been taken away.
Of those things to be added only to be removed was the pet battle system. Blizzard has said that it was simply not ready yet.
Also seems like blizzard is hinting at, yes Warlocks will be getting green fire.
The log in screen music has come out, along with what looks to be a early version of a Pandaren child (funny how it came out DURING children's week).

That's it for this week, I hope to have these up at least every to weeks. But the goal is once a week for sure.
Thanks for checking us out.

The Azeroth Perspective is in Beta!

Have you got your beta invite yet?

I know a few people that have signed up for the annual pass and are still waiting patiently by their emails.

For those of you that are just itching to get in, just chill out, ask anyone who has gotten to try it out. It really does feel like an Alpha, and not so much a Beta. There is a lot of work to still to be done, and Im sure (if you've signed up for the annual pass) you will see the Mist of Panarea before we even hear of a release date.... But I could be wrong.

So far I've seen a few things wrong with quests and most of them have been fixed. But first lets talk about what currently LIVE in the game.

Whats Live:

As of today, we are now playing World of Warcraft Patch 4.3.4.15595 or just 4.3.4. In this version of the game.

They say it allows you to communicate with people via your battle tag. But you dont have a BattleTag yet? Dont worry bout it.

I was testing it out tonight and you can be on anything really and talk to your Real ID friends playing any game (I was on my Diablo 3 beta talking to people playing Starcraft and WoW). Some people are making a big stink that you cant add people via Battle Tag yet (in wow). But if you ask me, its not going to become a cool feature until you want to play with some stranger and all their Diablo toons.

When it comes down to it, if they are close enough friends, add them on Real ID, if not. Well just add their wow toons. Again, this is until Diablo 3 drops, then it will become: know them in real life? real ID, If not: get their battle tag.

Behind the Mist:

Looks like Blizz has fixed the strange pink boxes that have been freaking people out. (by the way if you are experiencing them, Just drop your view distance setting to good in the options pain). Quick side not before we move on, the glyphed travel form is making the same sound as before...Yah, Stag that sounds like a CAT! (theres a joke in there somewhere)

New looting graphics. (that little box with the Need, Greed, Disenchant and Pass.)

Just finished a temple of the Jade Serpent run, and I'll say I like the lay out, not to many adds. Plus the bosses feel unique. NOTHING like the mind blowing mechanics from the three Hour of Twilight Heroics. (the final fight in End time is hands down the coolest fight ever) But still fun, didn't really have to know the mechanics to be able to beat the boss, but thats ok from the first instance in a new expansion.

From what I can see Blizzard has removed the Mailbox from the Pandaren starting Zone. Not sure if this is cause people were sending the pandaren stuff from, say a horde toon, then when it cam time to, choosing alliance. Thus allowing you to move items cross faction with very little overhead. Or is it to prevent beta testers (myself) from giving their fresh Pandaren, Heirlooms. Either way there are no longer mailboxes on the Panda's Turtle, at least not where they used to be. My only real complaint is, I'd like to delete some of the Pandaren I have made (I had some idea that Female Pandaren were doing more dps than Males. Made way to many toons of each class and gender to test it. Now I'm stuck with a full page and cant delete any of them) But this is something Im sure will change before the game ships.

More to come from The Azeroth Perspective in the coming weeks.

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