#1 - Dec. 2, 2010, 10 p.m.
Blizzard Post

Greetings, travelers! While it's good to see you survived Deathwing's return, there's unfortunately no time for idle chatter. Much has happened these past two weeks, so let's sift through the rubble and explore the latest community developments.

The Shattering of Azeroth

Patch 4.0.3a Now Live - Patch 4.0.3.a has forever altered the world of Azeroth. Learn all about these changes and more in the official patch notes.

Patch 4.0.3a Hotfixes - Keep up-to-date on the latest client hotfixes and how they may affect your gameplay.

The Story So Far - If you're wandering around the devastated lands of Azeroth and looking for a quick recap of the events that have led up to the Cataclysm, be sure to check out part one of "The Story So Far...."


The Coming Cataclysm

BlizzCast 15 - BlizzCast 15 is now live! In this episode, we bring you in-depth coverage of the upcoming Cataclysm expansion and discuss everything from world creation to class changes to sound design. Grab your favorite audio output device and dive in!

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Events -  You're invited! Join us the evening of December 6 at one of our official Cataclysm launch events, and be sure to bring your dancing shoes.

Cataclysm New Zones Preview - Curious about the new starting and level 80+ zones in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm? If so, then our friends over at Wowhead have put together an excellent guide just for you.


Gameplay First

New Battleground Brackets - War in Azeroth is more competitive than ever. Battleground brackets have been narrowed to a five-level range and Arathi Basin, Eye of the Storm, and Alterac Valley are seeing new recruits.

Tanking With a Vengeance - Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street has taken the time to write a new blog post that delves into the Vengeance mechanic.

Dungeon Level Changes -  In the wake of The Shattering, much of the world has changed -- including the level ranges for your favorite 1-60 dungeons.

Dungeon Quest Experience Reduction - To maintain a better quest flow in Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor, we've adjusted the amount of experience awarded by level 1-60 dungeon quests.



Your Fortune Awaits! - Through your passion and perseverance, several exceptional rewards from the Darkmoon Faire have been unlocked, including the 100% unlock. Click here to survey the spoils.

BlizzCon Costumes: Female Monk - Discover how this year's BlizzCon 2010 Costume Contest winner crafted her epic Diablo III monk attire.

Blizzard Holiday Contests - If you've a passion for creating delicious desserts or festive holiday greetings, be sure to sign up for our annual Blizzard Holiday Card and Holiday Dessert Contests.


Forum Watch

The Number of the Day Is 7 - How are you preparing for the release of Cataclysm?

Two Paths Diverged in a Shattered World
- Where will you go first in your quest to spare Azeroth from annihilation? To the defense of Nordrassil in the historic Mount Hyjal, or to the sunken depths of Vashj'ir?


Travel safe, adventurers! And remember to keep your eyes on the horizon.