The big news this week came only yesterday in the form of some basic raid changes coming to Cataclysm. Depending on your perspective, they may or may not be as absolutely earth shattering as the changes to raid sizes at the start of Wrath, but they're still big. The discussion and debate over these changes will continue for many days, and you know we'll be in the thick of it.
If raid size debates aren't your cup of tea, there's plenty of other news to peruse. For example, we also got a small sneak peak at Cataclysm's world with some Cataclysm concept art uncovered by Scrolls of Lore. For a roundup of the rest of the week's happenings, you can check below, as usual. You'll have plenty of time to do so, as we will have downtime this morning from 5 AM to 11 AM pacific.
Hot News and Features
- Blizzard recently banned 320,000 players from Battle.net for cheating.
- Genn Greymane returns for another edition of Ask A Faction Leader.
- Registration for the official 2010 Arena tournament is now open.
- Buff(ing) for BlizzCon is one of our newest features, designed to help get you in shape for the big weekend.
- Blizzard has released a concept art gallery featuring some pretty awesome art from all their major franchises.
- Totem Talk has advice for shamans in the Plagueworks and gets enhancement shamans through the 60s.
- Lichborne takes a deeper look at sigils and at tweaking your frost DPS build.
- Shifting Perspectives waxes eloquent on class homogenization's effect on cat DPS and UI tweaking for balance druids.
- Encrypted Text discusses the zen of rogue cool downs.
- The Light And How To Swing It investigates the Cataclysm blessing changes and offers some tips for healing heroics.
- Spiritual Guidance takes a closer look at some shadow priest related tidbits from the recent Twitter dev chat and discusses healing priorities.
- The Care and Feeding of Warriors discusses the latest buzz on warrior AoE.
- Arcane Brilliance gives Mana Adept a second look.
- Blood Pact discusses warlock strategies for the Lich King.
- Scattered Shots has a basic survival 101 guide for your approval.
- Gold Capped discusses making money with alchemy.
- Insider Traders has a list of things they want to see stay in Cataclysm for professions.
- WoW Rookie has a collection of tips and tricks for newbies.
- The Overachiever continues looking at more of the 25 most evil achievements in the game.
- Raid Rx looks at hashing out healer and tank disagreements.
- Ready Check helps you deal with disruptive raid members.
- Heroic speed runs may be just the thing you need to break the dungeon doldrums.
- Officers' Quarters deals with the pre-expansion doldrums.
- Check out screenshots from It Came From The Blog's latest Gurubashi Beatdown.
- Know Your Lore discusses troll politics.
- Figure Prints announces new character busts.