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Big News of the WeekEdit

Scott is back in wow! The problem seems to have fixed itself, and that’s ok by him. Tier 12 Models Preview – It’s Warrior Warrior time! Let’s have a look at some mounts! Authenticator field removed from the main login screen? Why was that again?

Rumors & ScuttlebutEdit

Ragnaros doesn’t look stupid anymore. Public Test Realms for 4.2 coming online…soon! Does that mean things are coming sooner than we thought? And the Dungeon Journal laid out for all to see.

Blizzard wieghs in on the CC changes coming to 4.2
“Dungeon Finder has suffered in Cataclysm because many of the Heroics are quite difficult for uncoordinated groups. That point is almost impossible to dispute. Some of the more elite players may say, “Good! Dungeon Finder was a stupid idea.” If you don’t adhere to that argument — and we don’t — there are basically two choices: make the dungeons so easy that they don’t require communication, or make the communication easier. We like for dungeons to be challenging, but we don’t like when the challenges are logistical in nature.

You still need to know which targets to CC, which creatures are immune to which forms of CC, make sure you don’t break the CC, etc. And that is ignoring all of the many ways to fail that aren’t related to CC (such as say most boss encounters).”

Drop of the WeekEdit

Cenarion Hatchling on the Blizzard store now, for Japan Earthquake Relief. According to the official blizzard posting: “Introducing the latest World of Warcraft companion up for adoption in the online Pet Store: the wild and noble Cenarion Hatchling! This little critter is the twin of the rare Hippogryph Hatchling pet players could randomly encounter in the first World of Warcraft Trading Card Game set, Heroes of Azeroth — and he’s emerged from the forests of Azeroth to lend a helping talon to some friends in need. For every Cenarion Hatchling purchased between now and July 31, 100% of the $10 USD adoption fee will be donated to the American Red Cross’s Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief efforts. This support will enable the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support, and other assistance to victims of this disaster.”