Cataclysm Friends & Family Alpha is ... no longer "public"

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Cataclysm Friends & Family Alpha is ... no longer "public"

#1 Unread post by Adam-Savage » Thu May 06, 2010 2:00 am

Cataclysm Friends & Family Alpha
The Cataclysm Client is now "public" and a lot of spoilers will be published soon. I'll just jump in the train.
http://www.mmo-champion.com/news-2/cata ... ha-198562/

Ton of info on there site. To much to post here!
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#2 Unread post by Mania » Thu May 06, 2010 2:03 am

*blink* Oh boy. I wish I knew what "public" means in this context.

Well, for the moment feel free to discuss hunter and pet changes in this thread. I'll kill it if I hear that Blizzard wants the info gone.

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#3 Unread post by Adam-Savage » Thu May 06, 2010 2:05 am

Well seeing the pictures and the overwhelming information on the site I'm pretty sure the NDA is lifted.

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#4 Unread post by Mania » Thu May 06, 2010 2:08 am

Not necessarily. If the entire client leaked, there is a treasure trove of information to be data-mined, whether or not Blizzard wants it out there. But we'll see what they say. They didn't bother coming down on this stuff during WotLK, and they knew it would happen as soon as F&F started. *shrug*

Also, WoW Insider has some UI strings including some fascinating ones like "POWER_TYPE_VAULT_CRACKING_PROGRESS" ... and is linking to a WotLK alpha/beta site called Nihilum Cataclysm Wiki.

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#5 Unread post by Adam-Savage » Thu May 06, 2010 2:08 am

Here is some map pictures I saved and re uploaded for everyone.

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#6 Unread post by Adam-Savage » Thu May 06, 2010 2:15 am

Another round of pictures.

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#7 Unread post by Mania » Thu May 06, 2010 2:20 am

Check out these spiky crabs! There are 21 different colors, although it looks like maybe 5-7 major colors with a couple of variants each -- but still, finally, more colors for pet crabs? My favorites are: Some nice new crocolisks, too. Check out this silver one: http://static.mmo-champion.com/mmoc/ima ... olisk1.jpg

I don't know if we'll be able to tame aquatic beasts, but it so I really hope we can tame these: And finally, check out this adorable snail: http://static.mmo-champion.com/mmoc/ima ... snail1.jpg

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#8 Unread post by Adam-Savage » Thu May 06, 2010 2:29 am

I should get a reward for catching this when I did! hehe. This is EPIC news!

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#9 Unread post by Mania » Thu May 06, 2010 2:33 am

Just because my feed reader took longer to update this time ... *grin* Seriously, thank you very much for catching this and letting everyone here know about it.

Ooh, the map for Darkshore still has a Ruins of Mathystra area -- looks like the ghost saber isn't in as much danger as we feared! We'll have to actually get someone in game to verify that, of course.

And thank goodness Stonetalon seems to have changed alot. I always hated questing there. Also, check out the serious flooding in Thousand Needles.

Incidentally, it doesn't look like hunter talents have been updated at all yet. I'm sure they'll come though.

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#10 Unread post by Chrizesu » Thu May 06, 2010 3:03 am

I wonder if it's our pets that are getting remodels or if these new creatures are going to be parts of high level zones.

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#11 Unread post by Adam-Savage » Thu May 06, 2010 3:12 am

Some Screenshots of Orgrimmar

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#12 Unread post by Adam-Savage » Thu May 06, 2010 3:15 am

Achievements
There aren't a lot of new achievements, but it looks like you'll have to explore everything again.

* Surveying the Damage - Explore the following areas in Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdom to see the changes wrought by the Cataclysm.
* Level 85 - Reach level 85.
* Explore Vashj'ir - Explore Vashj'ir, revealing the covered areas of the world map.
* Cataclysm Dungeon Explorer - Discover the entrances to the following Cataclysm dungeons

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#13 Unread post by Kayb » Thu May 06, 2010 6:59 am

with those improved draeni mounts and crocs, makes me think they're redoing all the beast models maybe
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#14 Unread post by Saturo » Thu May 06, 2010 7:03 am

Kayb wrote:with those improved draeni mounts and crocs, makes me think they're redoing all the beast models maybe
I sure do hope so.

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#15 Unread post by Kayb » Thu May 06, 2010 7:09 am

whole bunch of Hyjal pics have been added
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#16 Unread post by Kayb » Thu May 06, 2010 7:21 am

and now theres a whole stack of pics added for ashenvale, 1kneedles (AWESOME) and twilight highlands
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#17 Unread post by Arwyn » Thu May 06, 2010 7:37 am

Yep. Their keeping busy at uploading all those fantastic, mouth-watering shots. But more npc and critter images please.

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#18 Unread post by kairii » Thu May 06, 2010 7:51 am

Azshara makes me think of a golf course :|
the murlocs .. look ... nice :o
serpent erm wanna tame plix
purple turtle geif!
and where ever a 'Hippocamp' is if its a water mount i think ill keep playing WoW

messing with talents now amg cant wait till its like fully done <3

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#19 Unread post by Dewclaw » Thu May 06, 2010 8:17 am

kairii wrote: the murlocs .. look ... nice :o
Those murlocs look like they're modeled after an angler fish, but they do look good. :)

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#20 Unread post by kairii » Thu May 06, 2010 8:23 am

land-man-angler-murloc-fish ftw!

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