Another job well done from Blizzard here for the new Dalaran Arena map. This map is located within the sewers of Dalaran and Northrend. Much like the new Orgrimmar arena map, dalaran includes a much more dynamic and intuitively designed map.
- Multiple levels of elevation
- Line of sight positions located both in the inner and outer rings of the arena
- Dynamic water jet that periodically fires in the middle of the map. This can be used as an LoS position.
- Generally speaking it’s a very small map, should make for more aggressive and high intensity game play.
I know the video is kind of short / bad…I’ll try to get a more complete video up tomorrow.
One of the most anticipated features of beta was finally introduced with this most recent build and the addition of the “mechano-hog” motorcycle mount. This motorcycle mount is the newest (and currently most bad ass) item of the engineering profession.
- Requires 450 Engineering to craft and use (maybe)
- Requires level 80
- Requires 150+ riding skill
- You can carry one passenger in the side car.
I was pretty much a 100% definite to go inscription on my shaman, but after seeing how cool the new hog looks I’m not so sure!
On a side note, no word yet if this mount will be BoP for engineers or not. Presumably yes, but having this mount available to players outside of the engineering profession would provide a very unique source of income for engineers. A profession that is normally crippled by it’s inability to provide anything other than novelty items.
Thanks to my friends over at deathknight.info who initially found this video.
Best achievement ever? In a word, yes! If you’ve been around world of warcraft for any stretch of time then you’re certainly heard and probably seen the now legendary Leroy Jenkins video. If not…you can check it out below!
In honor of this WoW legend Blizzard has created the new achievement…
Kill 50 rookery whelps within 15 seconds.
For slaying the 50 whelps in 15 seconds you receive “Jenkins” as a title. Pretty funny, can’t wait to see how many players put in name changes for various iterations of “Leroy”.
One word…amazing. Simply amazing. Blizzard has really out done themselves with this one. Let’s face it arenas currently are pretty boring, at least the map designs. The new orgrimmar arena is just stacked with really cool stuff.
- 2 pillar sets, 2 pillars per set. Only 2 of the pillars are up at a given time.
- Ability to stand on pillar and ride it to the top.
- 2 Fire walls that come up periodically and span the middle of the map.
- 2 Shadow sights (as expected)
This is the type of dynamic arena I’ve been waiting for. There’s so much going on in the arena, it adds a whole new level of difficulty to the map. I really hope we see changes like this retrofitted to the old areas as well as additional dynamic and exciting arena maps.
My initial impression of this video was just wow…I’ve been playing World of Warcraft and watching PvP videos for years now and in all that time I’ve never seen a 2v2 video that even comes close to this. This video features a mutilate rogue / shadow priest 2v2 combo from Doom Squad on EU. It’s filmed in the 2100-2350 bracket and features some of Europe’s best teams and players.
The video offers a strategy break down for each different match up they fight and points out some of the subtle strategic decisions they make throughout the fight in order to secure a win. All the strategies are sound and executed to perfection.
On top of being an excellent tutorial video it’s also an incredibly entertaining and enjoyable movie. The editing and music fit very nicely together and the whole package just comes out looking beautifully. 5 / 5 stars.
Rogue – 54/0/7
Priest – 20/0/41
P.O.D. – The Messenjah
Papa Roach – Getting away with murder
Static-X – Burn to burn
The Offspring – Hammerhead
P.O.D. – Satellite
Telo’s Bottom Bar
Second Bottom Bar
As some of you may already know I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus this season as far as arena has been concerned. Part of this is due to all of my partners retiring / breaking till expansion at the end of S3 and partly due to just flat our boredom. After a couple of months without any serious arena I’m finally starting to get back into the swing of things and I’ve found myself a new partner.
Rogue / Restokin Druid Is Here!
My new 2v2 team, which will be my primary arena focus, is a rogue / restokin druid (that’s him to the right!). So far we’ve played 2 nights and quickly made it to 2055 rating. It’s a very interesting combo to play and truly unlike anything I’ve ever played before. More than anything else this combo requires a much higher level of communication. The more and more we play the more I really am starting to understand the absolute important of continual communication, target switching and well timed crowd control. It’s a great experience and I can’t wait to see how far we can take this team.
I’ve been hinting at Zuggy 3 for sometime, and I feel like I’ve finally got the right setup I’ve been looking for this video.
What Will Be In Zuggy 3?
- Rogue / Restokin Druid 2v2 Arena Matches
- High level strategy discussion and comp breakdown
- Detailed strategy write up to go along with the video
- Audio explanations of all fights
Coming to a ZugGaming.com near you soon!
All you rogues out there are really going to love this. The following video is a level 71 rogue on the WotLK beta server testing out the new combat talent, unfair advantage. I won’t spoil it for you, but let me just say it’s pretty damn crazy…can’t wait till patch 3.0 goes live!
Whenever you dodge an attack you gain an Unfair Advantage, striking back for 100% of your main hand weapon’s damage.
Many people think making lots of gold in World of Warcraft comes in 2 varieties…
- Spending countless hours killing the same group of mobs again and again
- Using gimmicks to somehow turn a switch for 300g / hour to the “on” position
This just couldn’t be further from the truth. I can’t tell you the number of people I’ve personally known who fall into that second category. Fortunately, there are solutions, and this week’s gold tip exposes one of those. For those of you who didn’t pick up from the title, we’re talking about fishing this week.
Fishing is just one of those professions that I think a lot of people really miss the boat on…queue the drums, lol, but really you can make a lot of gold with fishing in a very reasonable amount of gold. Check out the short video below to see how I’m making 195-200g an hour by just using standard fishing practices in combination with sound economic principles…and how you can use these same techniques to start making a lot of gold every day with fishing!
For those of you who have been up with all of wrath of the lich king changes then you may already be up on this, but if not you should be! The expansion is right around the corner, and with it is coming a complete overhaul of the World of Warcraft economy. Bringing with it massive changes, market shifts and new product niches.
The only question…will you change with it? or go the way of the dodo?
In my most recent installment of my newest feature here on ZugGaming I detail a bit about some of these changes and how you can prepare yourself for the expansion. Take a quick look at the video below and get yourself prepared for the biggest gold making bonanza in WoW history!
No class would be complete without it’s own separate voice effects. In this most recent beta build (8885) the death knight voice effect was finally added. It’s a combination of a sinister sounding dry humor…I know, bizarre, but never-the-less they are here. Take a listen below.
Thanks to my friends over at DeathKnight.info who originally posted this video.