The Alliance's main, midget-filled municipality... hammered!
Not only is Ironforge the proud home city of World of Warcraft's dwarves and gnomes, its travel hub status and close proximity to high-end instances makes Ironforge a common destination for Alliance characters of any level.
Get to know Ironforge with TenTonHammer's newest guide, which features a little Ironforge history, a conveniently-labelled map, directions to get to Ironforge for all the Alliance races, and a comprehensive quest list.
Snug within the wintry peaks of Dun Morogh, Ironforge is the proud home city of the gnomes and dwarves of the Grand Alliance. Defiantly braced against the northern reaches of Khaz Modan, the dwarf-carved walls of Ironforge represent the principal bastion of the civilized races against the ravages of the undead Forsaken and their Horde allies throughout Lordaeron.
Would you believe that there is a PVE server in here? ?
We're opening up two new realms for character transfer, Monday March 13 at 3:00 AM PST.
New Realm: Korgath - Deadline: Thursday, March 16 at 3:00 PM PST
Players with characters on the following two realms will have an opportunity to transfer to Korgath, a new PvP realm. If you're interested in transferring your characters from these realms to Korgath, please click here.
Kil'Jaeden –> Korgath
Tichondrius –> Korgath
New Realm: Muradin - Deadline: Thursday, March 16 at 3:00 PM PST
Players with characters on the following four realms will have an opportunity to transfer their characters to Muradin, a new PvE realm. Characters transfers from these realms to the new realms will be available until Thursday, March 16 at 3:00 PM PST.
During this time standard character creation will not be available for these two new realms. As always, eligible character transfers are available Monday thru Friday from 3:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST. If you're interested in transferring your characters from the realms listed above to the new realms, please click here.
You guys know the drill. If you want to transfer get a move on it.
In World of Warcraft (as in most games) you sometimes hear some pretty strange complaints. Messiah heard an odd one a few weeks ago and this week’s editorial brings it to mind. The complaint was that it is basically unfair that people with lots of gold have such a huge in-game advantage in WoW. I dismissed it as yet more inane Barrens chat, and continued on my way.
It got me thinking though; do the rich get richer in WoW?
If gold equals power in a game then the incentive to use the black (secondary) market would be too great for many to resist. Also a luck drop early on in your characters development, like a level 40 epic BOE (bind on equip) weapon, could give you enough gold to become a powerhouse over all other characters your level.
Just about every World of Warcraft priest knows that the class is headed for a revamp. The proposed changes have been posted, discussed and placed live on the test servers. The overall impression that our resident WoW experts get from the proposed changes is that Blizzard is trying to give priests a buff to healing power. While it appears to be a small one, looks can be deceptive.
There are lots of players that feel this is a huge nerf to the class, and others that look at it as a blessing. Messiah, WoW community manager, plays as a priest on the test server, tries out the talent system, and brings you the latest in informed opinions from around the World of Warcraft community regarding the upcoming priest changes!
Have some pent up aggression that you'd like to take out on the Blizzard team?
We're looking to test the new hardware, and we're jumping in ourselves to help! A team of Blizzard employees will be jumping into Warsong Gulch from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST Friday, March 10 as a hardened Horde group seeking Alliance action on the PvP Contest Realm! If you're looking to fight against Blizzard's crew, there's never been a better chance! Get leveling tonight -- we'll be waiting in the Gulch!
You may remember that I posted that WoW was having contests. The prize? Beta slot in the Burning Crusade.
Be one of the first players to experience World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion pack! We're currently running three contests on our public test realms -- the winners will receive a spot in the upcoming World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade beta test. Interested? Click here for more info on the contest and here to copy your character!
Who wants to beta test Burning Crusade? Mememememememeeeee! Find out more information here.
Boomjack touched on this in his Loading... this morning. I wanted to throw my own two cents in because.. well if you know me, you know I'm extremely opinionated. The problem?
The Chinese userbase reports widespread delays of over an hour when logging into the game and getting a server list, and the last straw seems to have been complete server outages that disrupted the endgame of a large-scale raid involving nearly 1,000 players.
Ok now, let's talk about how this would affect world relations, game economy and my general state of panic.
1. Does Blizzard realize that it's not a good thing to piss China off? Can we say one billion angry people with nuclear weapons? C'mon, we're already on spongey turf with them as it is.
2. Dare I say it? Gold farming cut in half? The economy is in dire straights!
In all seriousness, Blizzard does have new hardware in the works so we need to be patient. On the other hand, I can understand their angst. I sat in a mere five minute queue last night trying to get into Sen'jin and nearly lost my mind. What is going on in the minds of the Blizzard execs? Who can say? We can't get anyone to comment on the issues.
This is the big news. People have been waiting for Patch 1.10 to come out since.. well... 1.9 hit.
Want to be one of the few players to experience World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion pack before it goes live? Help us test content patch 1.10 on the designated "contest" test realms, and you could win a spot in the World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade beta test! At 12:01 AM PST on Tuesday, March 7, we will activate a special set of patch 1.10 test realms featuring three separate contests. If you're in the mood for some competition, click here to learn about the contest details and instructions on how to enter.
PLEASE NOTE: If you'd like to get an even earlier look at the changes coming in patch 1.10, a non-contest public test realm will be available prior to the release of the contest realms! Click here to view the test realm patch notes, and check back regularly for the PTR launch announcement.