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12-07-2009, 11:32 PM
With Icecrown this week, everyone should be preparing for the release of our first 3.3 guide movies just as soon as we can prepare them for the community. As always, we do want to remind people that these strategy movies can be downloaded directly through our servers with our Donor Download Service (http://www.tankspot.com/premium.php) -- this also helps the site keep providing new content. :)

Notice: Aliena's video was taken down! Admittedly, this was our fault, and we're attempting to contact YouTube regarding this. This is available for download through our donor service, but we'll try to get it up again on YouTube as soon as possible.


These movies can be downloaded in high definition through our Donor Download Service. Click to learn more! (http://www.tankspot.com/premium.php)


Last Week's Competition -- Caption Contest
We will be drawing out five winners for this contest shortly. Please bear with us, we're loaded down with Icecrown patch release mayhem, so it could be up to 48 hours before we contact our winners this week (and if we fail to award any, we'll do second draws shortly after). Stay tuned to your Private Messages!

This Week's Competition -- What are you most excited about?
This week we want to see a sentence or short paragraph describing what you are most excited for in 3.3 or Cataclysm.

We will draw at least 7 entries at random to win a Murloc Marine. Among these, we will decide which we thought was the most thoughtful and award a Lil' KT and Pandaren as well.

You are welcome to respond multiple times to the thread to discuss the movies, but don't add a second post with captions! Posters who make multiple entries or post from multiple accounts will be disqualified. Members who haven't won a pet are welcome to re-enter the contest with each new week!

12-07-2009, 11:38 PM
Really my hats off to you guys. The Weekly Marmots are a fun and entertaining medium to present subjects. I appreciate all the work you guys put in here on tankspot and look forward to the new exciting additions to the site.

Keep up the great work!

12-07-2009, 11:42 PM
Cider check your pm's if you get a minute

12-07-2009, 11:48 PM
Hey. would you be able to link me to that quest chain you were talking about? Or just the weapon?

12-08-2009, 12:09 AM
Nevermind I found :) Quel'Delar - WoWWiki - Your guide to the World of Warcraft (http://www.wowwiki.com/Quel%27Delar)

12-08-2009, 12:47 AM
Lore wins

12-08-2009, 01:05 AM
Aliena just cant compete with a cat... thats a low blow man..

12-08-2009, 01:10 AM
Lore, I take back every mean attempt to troll you. You've fully won my heart over with your cat.

12-08-2009, 01:27 AM
Any chance these will be on Zune or iTunes store for auto download?

12-08-2009, 01:46 AM
"Fishing is dangerous when you're actually smaller than the bait."
"Hm. You look like a REAL turkey. Last one I ate turned out to be an orc rogue. :eek: yuck."
"But daddy, I wanna play with the big gun too. I WANNA I WANNA I WANNA! *pout*"
"Cataclysm: Meet Lich King's evil half brother no one knew about...the brother Blizzard DIDN'T want you to find out."

Aww. missed the challenge by a week. o well. Posting for fun and giggles =]

12-08-2009, 01:51 AM
Lore won this week!

12-08-2009, 02:17 AM
Cat plus outlet equals?

12-08-2009, 02:32 AM
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/187/1wowscrnshot11240913070.jpg (http://img705.imageshack.us/i/1wowscrnshot11240913070.jpg/)
"I'm Mr. T! And I'm a Nigh- What is this!? What fool thinks he can hack Mr. T! I aint no
"Tauren" Mohawk!! I'm a Night Elf Mohawk!.. I'll find the fool that did this! And I pity the fool
that did this to me! I'm a Night Elf Mohawk!!!"

12-08-2009, 02:42 AM
I usually just watch/read rather than post, so I hope this is an ok place for this.

In Aliena's summary of healer changes, she mentioned a couple of things that I am sure are incorrect, and are unfortunately pretty glaring mistakes.

- Rejuvenation's duration wasn't nerfed. The base duration on all ranks is being changed to the 3.2 base duration of the final rank (meaning all of the lower ranks are getting a buffed, and the one Druids currently used is not getting changed). They reverted the old nerf to this because of the change to Gift of the Earth Mother. The reason Druids have 18 seconds on Rejuv is Nature's Splendor, an 11 point Balance talent, which is not being nerfed.

- Paladin's Infusion of Light will still proc instant cast Flash of Lights and +20% critical chance on Holy Light after a critical Holy Shock. The HOT on Sacred Shield is just an addition to the talent.

- This one's not a mistake, but moreso leaving something out. Divine Sacrifice, a raid-wide cooldown that most Holy Paladins pick up, is being changed (not necessarily nerfed). This wasn't mentioned, but is very relevant to healing, since damage mitigated is damage that doesn't have to be healed. This is the biggest change to Paladin healers this patch.

I just want to make sure everyone's getting the right information, since a lot of people watch these videos (I do, and I love them).

Thanks for making the videos! :)

12-08-2009, 02:49 AM
Why won't Aliena address whether or not she has seen the Star Wars movies? I am not saying she hasn't seen them, I am only saying that I am afraid that she hasn't seen them.


12-08-2009, 03:01 AM
So I went to see Zombieland last night. The main character looks kinda like Lore. I could not stop thinking that. So, if the world is taken over by zombies, we need to go to Lore.

Also, the cat is win. :D I'm kinda curious how often you've wound up pulling the cat boss while raiding... happens to me often enough.

12-08-2009, 04:17 AM
Sorry, Lore wins this week by far. The cake looked sweet. But teaseing that cat. >.> God i hate cats!

12-08-2009, 07:35 AM
For 3.3 I look forward to kicking the Lich king's butt! For cataclysm, I look forward to playing Worgen on the allies. The new best tank for the horde, Pally Tauren (+5% hp ftw!). Plus flaying around in noobie areas on pvp servers will be fun too. :D

12-08-2009, 07:57 AM
As for 3.3, I'm looking forward to the looking forward to the looking for dungeon system (and the pet that's reward for getting the achievement), :p new pets (YAY!), new rep and quest chains to do. Well pretty much alot if you can't tell. As for Cataclysm, I'm SO EXCITED that there is finally going to be another class than can be a Druid besides Taurens! And that they're changing the original Azeroth.

12-08-2009, 08:00 AM
Great Videos! I am sad that Lore is moving to wed though, I enjoy watching both these videos during the patch/maintenance! Like others, Lore wins this week! Cat was amazing.

Contest Paragraph -
This is an exciting patch, one that (to me) is the most anticipated. I'm sure most people share my excitement in finally being able to kill the Lich King (even though it won't be for quite some time). I think Blizz did an amazing job to make me hate him, and want him dead. I am also looking foreward to the new LFG/LFR options, so that my alts will have stuff to do now. But yeah, going through Icecrown Citadel is by far going to be amazing, all the encounters seem challenging, and I just can't wait to go in and start trying to down these first 4 bosses!

12-08-2009, 08:01 AM
For 3.3, I am looking forward most to the random dungeon queuing system, which will greatly increase the ease at which you can find 4 other randoms who are just as masochistic as myself to pug heroics. As a die hard Warrior, I am also eagerly awaiting the "Massive" changes being made to warrior :). Oh the joys of the new quest tracking/upgraded Blizz map I like not having to be addon dependant for menial tasks(WTB Sizable Zone Map). Ultimately tho, I am just looking forward to new content. Ulduar was alot of fun to go through, ToGC wasnt inventive enough, and rather dull. ICC will be a breath of fresh air.

12-08-2009, 08:35 AM
Finally getting to break into Icecrown Citadel. The fights look fun, and I can't wait until we get to face the Lich King himself!

12-08-2009, 08:37 AM
For cataclysm: I'm Mostly looking forward to experiencing the very beginning of a new expansion, powerleveling and all that.

I played in bc, but stopped and didnt start until wotlk was already out. So this is my nr 1 :>

12-08-2009, 08:42 AM
Guild talents and the mass summon you can specc into, nuff said.

12-08-2009, 08:44 AM
fmaybe i can find groups for heroics for my warrior and bring him out of retirement.
yay for xserver grouping and new stuff too see!

12-08-2009, 08:59 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing the end of the Lich King. The whole purpose of this expansion is finally being realized with this patch. I'm also curious to see what becomes of Arthas. He seems like such a vital character to the lore of Azeroth and I while I know it will be an epic battle to defeat him, I hope it isn't the end for him. The redeemed always seem to have a greater part to play in the grand scheme of things.

Another thing I'm excited to see is the return to fresh content on the main continents of Azeroth in the upcoming expansion Cataclysm. It marks a change in the way Blizzard develops this game. Up until now each expansion/ patch has consisted of unexplored areas now opened up. And while Wotlk had some precursor to allowing players to see the fruit of their labor like the King returning to Stormwind it will be nice to see it on a larger scale. Gnomes returning to Gnomeregan, the balance of power shifting in different zones due to past player activity.

While Blizzard has always excelled at making content that immersed the player in the world, the player never really had any affect on that world. Again this was seen on a smaller scale with content phasing with the quest chains in Ice Crown and it was good to see how the Horde and Alliance had to break into the Zone with the help of the Knights of the Ebon Blade. But l would like to see this more between the different player factions like with the Wintergrasp battles where success actually mattered.

I'm interested to see if this is implemented more in Cataclysm. Its all very new and exciting and I feel it creates greater immersion into the world. Who knows, entire questing hubs could be opened up by pvp battle.

12-08-2009, 09:20 AM
I'm looking forward to the new LFG interface. I joined the PTR and it's awesome! The ability to teleport to the instance and teleport out of the instance (to pickup more mats or repair) is amazing.

12-08-2009, 09:30 AM
I'm actually looking more forward to Cata than 3.3. As hunter I can't wait to get rid of this damn int... in intellect, right. 3.3 Tmrw... can't even say I'm slightly interested :(

12-08-2009, 09:32 AM
Titanium Links of Lore - Items - Sigrie (http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/49853/titanium-links-of-lore/)

Best thing about new patch, should have been a helm though.
Titanium locks of lore

12-08-2009, 09:43 AM
What I am looking forward to the most about the patch is the changes that blizz is making to the LFG/LFR. I have had a few friends playing on the ptr and it seems to be a very interesting idea that should help out a lot. It should cut way down on the trade spams of looking for that tank or healer when your all ready to go. Granted the new instance/raid is going to be great and I am looking forward to it and doing some guild progression through there with my toons, but I truly think the thing I am excited about is the changes to "enhance and polish" the game experience allowing it to be less frustrating if your not lucky enough to be part of a major raiding guild or if you accually have a life outside of wow.

12-08-2009, 09:47 AM
The thing that I am most thankful for with the new 3.3 patch coming out is the fact that it is now easier to get into PuG raid groups with the cross realm matchmaker system. IMO, it allows those who are new to raiding, or not apart of large raiding guilds, or whatever, to find raids to get into so that they can get better gear. I know that this was a problem with me when I first hit lvl 80! :D

12-08-2009, 09:48 AM
I think the biggest thing I am excited for in 3.3 is setting foot in the Lich King's house. I played lots of Warcraft 3 and so this is gonna almost be personal for me whenever I manage to get a chance at killing him. =D

12-08-2009, 10:09 AM
Cataclysm: Im lookin forward to More HPs for all players! Which means longer and tougher battles against each other making things more intense during the Waaaaaagh!! (warhammer 40k reference). I wana put my warrior's Axe in peoples faces at lvl 85!

12-08-2009, 10:19 AM

im definatly most exited about killing arthas and seeing what happens in the fight against him, lore and so on =). and ofc getting the first shadowmourne to our guilds dps =D.

12-08-2009, 10:34 AM
For 3.3 The biggest thing I am looking forward to is the Quel'Delar questline. I really love the Lore rich quests and I have been waiting to get the sister blade to my Quel"Serrar for a while now.

12-08-2009, 10:46 AM
I think the thing I am most excited about the release of 3.3 is getting to watch new Tank Spot videos. It is strangely relaxing to watch a video that tells you strategies about how to kill a boss that takes 10-25 people to best. I think its the music you use. Any way, keep up the good work, and Lok'tar Ogar all.

12-08-2009, 10:51 AM
I'm most looking forward to shadow priests getting something they have been requesting a long time - dots scaling with haste!

12-08-2009, 11:23 AM
About 3.3 I'm mostly excited about the Quel'Delar quests and of course the ICC raid :D

Cataclysm, hmm, Possibly the new Azeroth or laughing at all the holy cows xD

12-08-2009, 11:28 AM
I'm looking forward to learning new content with my new guild and exploring ICC...the cross realm random dungeon finder sounds great as well.

12-08-2009, 11:31 AM
I am looking forward to the lore, the raid rep, and of course Shadowmourne. For Cataclysm i would say the guild achievements and the idea of player achievements being account wide. Last but not least more Tankspot strat videos.

12-08-2009, 11:50 AM
For 3.3, I am most excited about the new LFG interface, as well as the amount of lore that will be progressed.

For Cataclysm, the new races look incredible, and I can't wait to see their starting zones. With a new profession that opens more content and the possibility of old world dungeons being given a Heroic mode, I am looking forward to giving VanCleef a whole new beatdown.

12-08-2009, 11:56 AM
In 3.3 I'm looking forward for raid-instance with proper trash and lore (and loots of course) after big disappointment in "bosses only" 3.2. Really hope the lore and feeling will be at least at same level as in Ulduar. On the other hand I'm sad to see that Arthas will be downed so early, as this is only the third major patch after the release of WotLK. I would have wanted one more major patch before this or postponed the release of 3.2 and 3.3 with months since there are still many casual guilds trying to down 3.1 and 3.2 content. Of course I understand that HC-guilds gets frustrated when there isn't nothing more to clear when everyone has BiS gear and every achievement has been done with mains and alts multiple times and they clear all the content in a night or two. Also the new quest tracking sound fine and I hope I can finally get rid of all my questing addons and at the moment I'm also excited about the new LFG/LFM. Maybe I'm not so excited after tomorrow, but we will see.

In Catalysm I'm totally waiting for reduced stats so there won't be so much "moving parts" to balance between where one new item might lead to massive regeming to meet all the caps and still maximise critical stats. What I'm not waiting so eagarly, is the revamped Azeroth... Breaking huge maps and great lore just for lore for few new levels. People who will start after release of Catalysm will never see the original Azeroth like we will it remember. Lot's of good questlines will probably be broken or totally stabbed out from the final release. And also they have spoked using more phasing which I find really anoying. It's nice idea, but if you need help for group quest, your friends can't help you unless they are on same phase with you. If they haven't done pre-quests or are past your progess they can't help you.

12-08-2009, 12:19 PM
I am completely stoked to play a worgen when Cataclysm is released! The worgen have always been my favorite monster and I do all the quests in Duskwood and follow the Scythe of Elune quest to it's completion when I level a new character. Hopefully Velinde Starsong will make a new appearance and we might find out what actually happened to the Scythe.

I can't wait to start a worgen character!

12-08-2009, 12:26 PM
In 3.3 i'll be puging all day to get my perky pug :D the cross-realm LFG feature will allow low population servers to form a group easier, i like that. Also i want my PvE Frostwyrm, love that mount.

For Cataclysm im very exited about the changes that Azeroth will suffer, and ofc, Deathwing :o

12-08-2009, 12:39 PM
I'm looking forward to a lot of things in this patch. As a Warcraft fan since it's inception 15 years ago, I am anxious to meet the Lich King and discuss with him the error of his ways. I hope to find that Arthas still lives inside, and although he sacrificed much to try to save his people, ultimately he failed and needs to pay for his crimes. As a hero of the alliance, I am ready to settle this affair once and for all.

I think the new LFG tool is going to be a fantastic addition for people who wish to casually do instance, such as when you are leveling a character. This deep in content most people who still play are level 80 and/or have guildmates to help them gear up new character. If you are new to the game (or have a level 40 alt whom you would like to do some Zul'Farrak with), this new tool is a wonderful boon.

I like the QuestHelper/Carbonite addition to the default UI. A description of where to go and a visual pointer are both extremely helpful to new players, and I think this change will do good for adding new subscribers, as well as retaining older ones who wish to play a different character. As disheartening as the old world quests can be sometimes (very spread out, disjointed), this is a positive step in the right direction.


12-08-2009, 12:46 PM
I am really looking forward to /dance(-e ing) with the one, the only, the King! =D

12-08-2009, 01:14 PM
i think i am looking forward to finally fighting the lich king i have wanted to fight him since i saw him back in howling fjord and at the same time i am looking forward to the new LFG tool i wont miss the long wait times and no group with the old tool

12-08-2009, 01:23 PM
I am looking forward to new content.

12-08-2009, 01:33 PM
I'm looking forward to the healing changes. It's going to be really nice to actually have overheal mean something again. LK made it so you dont have to be good at your class to be a good healer, you just have to roll your face and Cat is going to change that /cheer. I want to have the challenge of keeping my assignment up while trying to not run out of mana!

12-08-2009, 01:42 PM
I can't wait to see the changes in warlocks in the new expansion. My main is a lock and I want to see how much they changed with the shard system. I'm also excited to see all three trees being viable raiding trees and with the new patch it looks like affliction might get a boost.

12-08-2009, 01:56 PM
I am looking forward to more tankspot videos on the new content presented in Cataclysm! xP

^ brownie points?

12-08-2009, 02:18 PM
I'm most excited for the new dungeon system for a couple of reasons:
On my main (protection paladin), I actually think it'll be exciting to get dumped into a random group of strangers and see if I can pull 'em through a random instance. I'm looking forward to the challenge after being spoiled by guildies (although our druid healer who randomly pulls the next mob with moonfire and runs into my consecration certainly keeps me on my toes!).

On my many alts, I'm excited about a bigger pool of folks looking to do old Azeroth / Outland dungeons. It's pretty rare to find enough people who want to do any of these on my server and it'll be fun to actually go into these instances and find a challenge.

12-08-2009, 02:40 PM
I am personally most excited about the rated Battlegrounds in Cataclysm. I have been a fan of Battlegrounds since I first started playing WoW, and really was forced into Arena to get gear, missing Vanilla WoW in which Battlegrounds were the main source of PvP gear, it should be fun to have that back!

12-08-2009, 02:50 PM
I'm looking forward to Cataclysm for a number of reasons. I have always believed that Goblins had a place in the horde and should have always been a part of it. Goblins suit the horde, are extremely cool through their use of explosives and their sly and cunning nature.

I'm personally hoping the playable "Worgen" race will take away many of the bad 'Blood Elf' players that have joined the horde. Most of these people only play blood elves because of their Anime style of model. Blood elves do not fit in with the horde, and hopefully their excessive numbers reduce in cataclysm, bringing the true horde back to power.

I'm also looking forward to the racial ability overhaul that will be happening. This will give all the other races a chance to compete with the cool Goblin and Worgen racial abilities, adding a new edge to the game.

Path of the Titans is a great development and will allow the 'ultimate' customisation of your chosen class. This is a great development and will give people at level 85 something to strive to complete and perfect their class/spec with.

I could talk for hours but I'll leave it there, keep up the great work with the guides and weekly marmot video's, all your help is much obliged.


12-08-2009, 03:22 PM
I'm extremely excited for Cataclysm for many reasons. I've always particularly enjoyed leveling new characters and I'll admit that my friends often call me an 'altaholic'; and, in unfortunate support of that, I think I may change my priest into a Worgen or create a new character, a Worgen as before, to level through the immensely changed Old World.

I think that what I just mentioned is what I am most psyched for: new content. I love learning about the lore of the whole of the game and I very much enjoy exploring the entirety of the world of Azeroth itself. (My friends always complain about how hard Explorer is and I think it's a cakewalk.) And, as a player who joined just as BC came out, I've worked very hard to catch up on all that I may have missed.

Speaking of lore, another thing I'm greatly looking forward to is the new high-level areas that Cataclysm will be bringing. My most favorite piece of lore to learn about is the Old Gods and, hopefully, I'll be able to get more insight as to how the titans captured and hid them away underneath the earth for so many years; and, maybe a new old god will surface to fight us!

I really could ramble on for a long time about this but I feel as if I've covered the most high points currently in my mind. I've really enjoyed The Weekly Marmot so far and am always looking forward to new episodes. Keep up the good work Lore and Aliena!

-Svanhild a.k.a Ainawen

12-08-2009, 03:29 PM
As it seems I am rerolling to my Death Knight, I am rather excited about Scourge Strike being buffed, and the old Unholy playstyle comeback, without the Glyph of SS, though still an rotation a like the old one. I just hope they don't nerf it too much before it hits live. Other than that ICC is ofcourse going to be very execiting, aswell as the new 5mans, and the new Quest for Quel-something

Cool cat Mr. Belt, though I'm rather sure my dog would kick its ass.

12-08-2009, 03:39 PM
With 3.3, I am so looking forward to the new Dungeon system. I get into dungeons pretty regularly as a druid, but I am going to love the random dungeon thing. People tend to stick to certain dungeons, but the randomness will mix it up. And a free pet too!

12-08-2009, 03:49 PM
Im looking forward Cataclysm most of all, and not because of new content or levels or zones but i really like the idea of guild sharing achievements and earning points that benefit the guild and its members. makes me feel like blizz is adding to the social concept of the game.

12-08-2009, 04:08 PM
For 3.3, I can't wait to be able to plow through as many instances as I want with my battlegroup. This'll make leveling a ton easier, and being an altoholic, that's great news xD

As for cataclysm...Tauren Paladins. While I stick to the idea that they should've gone with Forsaken Paladins (they were once human, plus you run into scourge paladins in icecrown), seeing a choice for paladin classes on horde aside from Blood Elves is more than welcome.

And now..to wait for Wednesday.

12-08-2009, 04:24 PM
I think I speak for every hardcore raider when I say we have been waiting for this patch since 3.0 came out and we saw how easy sunwell had become. Hard mode LK will hopefully be the challenge we saw on fights like muru and KJ. I will not be excited about this patch until the final gate is unlocked, that will be the day I have been waiting for for over a year. That aside aliena already mentioned it in one of her videos, fighting the same 5 bosses 4 times over each week for months on end was just about getting to the point of gauging my eyes out. Even if it is only 4 bosses for the first month or two it is something new.

As for the expansion, DEATHWING /thread.

12-08-2009, 04:41 PM
For 3.3 I am looking forward to:
- The LFD system helping me find groups to instance with inside of my battlegroup. Of course, the new achievements and pet that go along with it certainly doesn't hurt :)
- The Corehound Pup pet!
- Of course, the new ICC instances are looking pretty sweet. Can't wait to try them out.

For Cataclysm:
- I'm mostly looking forward to taunting the zillion new Worgen players with my Worg Pup (Worg Pup - Spell - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=15999)) :D
- On a more serious note, the redesigning of the original Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms will be really cool, not only because I'll get to fly everywhere now, but I'll get to "rediscover" the whole world. Pretty cool!

(If you haven't noticed, I'm a bit of a pet fiend, haha)

12-08-2009, 04:58 PM
The Aliena's video has been deleted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


12-08-2009, 05:21 PM
aliena's video will not play, says is removed due to terms of use violation...

12-08-2009, 05:23 PM
the thing im most excited for btw is getting exalted with the goblins for their mount in cataclysm, Go-Karts ftw!

12-08-2009, 05:23 PM
as a loremaster granted by achievement and countless addicting years in the warcraft universe (going on 9 now since i got my first wc game) and hours of surfing and reading articles on wowwiki, in both cataclysm and 3.3 I'm looking forward to the resolution of the major lich king conflict and the further ahead solving of the deathwing issue... not to mention ventures into the elemental plane, more titan good stuff... worgens! zomg.. too much awesomeness!

and yes, aliena's video is down. due to violation of youtubes terms of use?

12-08-2009, 05:24 PM
In 3.3, I would have to say I am most excited for the expanded LFG system. It'll be awesome to experience some of the old school dungeons without having to be ran through them by a high level. Additionally, if you have an unusual work schedule, it will be easier to find groups for dungeons. Overall, the new LFG system is a buff to fun, for everyone of all levels and all timezones.

12-08-2009, 05:49 PM
I'm extremely happy with the new release of patch 3.3: Fall of the Lich King. This whole expansion has been progressing towards this final moment, the epic battle against the corrupted arthas, who has become the Lich King. I know that blood runs cold when many dedicated WoW peeps speak of him, for Blizzard has done a terrific job of instilling his sense of hatred and fury into arthas' character; however i find him the most bit interesting. It seems the tormented find themselves in peace when they are on the opposite side. Arthas is all the same, and his ruthless savagery has gone widely recognized through this past year. I am pleading to Blizzard that they have not fallen out on us now, and that they have made or will make the battle against Arthas as epic as the lore behind him is. Because honestly, we cannot deny that lore-wise this has been the most entertaining and spectacular expansion of the two.

With that said, Cataclysm has some extremely high standards to live up to. I'm not sure if they will be able to tackle this amazing feat, but Blizzard never dissapoints. As one of the many fans of the, "War of the Ancients" trilogy, i am ecstatic to learn how deep they delve into this magnificent ocean of lore. With the great work they've done with WotLK, it's only been a matter of time before they surprise again, and Cataclysm seems fit to do the job.

Have a great Holiday season everyone!!!!!!!!!!

12-08-2009, 06:02 PM
What I'm most looking forward to in Cataclysm is one of two things. First I'm already falling in love with the idea of being a Gnome Priest because of the awesome intellect racial, and come on... its a Gnome. The thing I'm most looking forward to however is the Guild Leveling System. Its by far one of the most revolutionary ideas I believe WoW has come up with since Dual Specialization. I'm not quite sure how its going to change the way guilds do raids, but I think it will have more end game end guilds pushing further to be at a higher level than other server/world end game and put a strain on additional raiders to push to their optimal level. Also Deathwing's back? All I can say to that is. Awesome.

12-08-2009, 06:41 PM
I'm excited for the new content that will actually make a guild think instead of the tank-n-spank as is known as ToC. Brings back the essence of a guild - knowing your member's play-style.

12-08-2009, 08:01 PM
i do not know why but i cant watch alienas video :s it says "This video has been revmoed due to crime against the userconditions" (directly translated from swedish).
For this weeks murloc and marmot contest:
"At once, Infinity got a "brilliant" idea: he would stop Death at his own game: by killing him. He set out to plan the manner in which he would accomplish his goal!

And by that i ofcourse refere to killing the lich king :)

12-08-2009, 08:41 PM
Im looking forward to having the whole world turned upside down and being able to explore something new, and on a flying mount at that.

12-08-2009, 08:57 PM
What I'm most excited about in Cataclysm is Worgen. Ever since I was a lad I've had an obsession with werewolves, whether in film, fiction, video games(druids in Baldurs Gate and in D2 xpac), RPGs(WoD and D&D), CCGs(Rage), tabletop wargames(Confrontation - Devourers), you name it. I'm a fursuit short of a furry, essentially. Not sure yet if I'll race/faction change my current 80 warrior/DK or just reroll from the beginning, but I will definitely be playing a Worgen melee class come xpac.

12-08-2009, 09:04 PM
The thing I'm most looking forward to however is the Guild Leveling System. Its by far one of the most revolutionary ideas I believe WoW has come up with since Dual Specialization.

While the implementation may differ, this idea is hardly revolutionary. I know for a fact Warhammer Age of Reckoning features this, and while I haven't played or even looked at patchnotes in well over a year, I believe Age of Conan was planning this as well, on top of the way guild city construction already impacted on gameplay.

edit: Sorry mods for the double post, I meant to edit that into my post above, but it slipped my mind.

12-08-2009, 09:28 PM
I can't wait to see the Saurfang Cleaving everyone's face!

12-08-2009, 09:58 PM
I'm mostly excited with 3.3 being a way to start anew with my raid group. I had issues with a bad guild for most of Ulduar and half of ToC and was unable to get a well put together group until a few weeks ago. I'm happy that Blizz is making it a bit easier for us to catch up instead of having to spend weeks clearing Ulduar and then ToC just to be able to see Icecrown.

12-08-2009, 10:15 PM
Going into ICC and my main toon being a tankadin I think I look forward to standing toe to toe with Arthas and my guild mates at my back (Arthas' back in case of rogues) and FINALLY taking down the big bad meany that really started it all. I mean what a high it will be to finally say we killed the Lich King! Cataclysm will be an all new adventure unto itself. I completely look forward to Heroic Deadmines! I know it sounds cheesy but I enjoy the old world instances so much with all the time and thought that was initially put into them to make them so challenging and rewarding to work your way though with a giant group of friends every week just haven some fun. Thats my 2 cents.

12-08-2009, 10:37 PM
The most I am looking forward to is rerolling as a new class (Rogue to Paladin) to play a different role in raids. I have been playing a Rogue since Vanilla WoW and am now sick of dpsing in raids and dungeons. It will be very interesting playing a healer and going through all the new content because I will be experiencing all the new content through a different perspective. I really cannot wait to raid through Grim Batol because I am really interesting in Dwarven lore.

12-09-2009, 12:05 AM
I'm most excited for the new fishing contest that opens up in Dalaran in 3.3, which will undoubtably very contested. The reward is a Heirloom ring, this will be the last Heirloom I need to make a full set of Heirloom items for my up-and-coming Worgen Rogue. (Thrash Blade, Dal'Rends both with Crusader and two of the HP trinkets) Should be amazing.

12-09-2009, 12:25 AM
What can be more exciting in Cataclysm than being
"An American Werewolf in World of Warcraft" :D (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118604/)

(Says a horde guy :eek:)

Missed last contest, but im uploading a caption for the fun :D:

12-09-2009, 12:35 AM
Whoops, looks like I posted this in the wrong thread before, lol. Anyway what I am looking forward to most in 3.3 is being able to send heirlooms across faction.......maybe now I will lvl an alliance character. :)

12-09-2009, 02:21 AM
3.3: Automated X-realm PuGs (no GS shit, no achievements, large player pool)
Cata: The (intended) tanking/healing change where healing is a choice and tanking is more than just taking one in the face every 3 seconds.

PS: I wonder what Aliena's vid is about if it violates YouTube's ToU :eek:

12-09-2009, 03:05 AM
PS: I wonder what Aliena's vid is about if it violates YouTube's ToU :eek:
We had some creative tagging when we uploaded the movie. This is almost certainly why. :D

12-09-2009, 04:42 AM
I am mos excited about being able to play a worgen....even if it is part of the alliance.

12-09-2009, 06:24 AM
I would like to say thank you to the tankspot crew for the prep work they did for Ice Crown....we were able to get to Deathbringer last night (not down due to server going wacky) due in most part to the work you guys put in.

12-09-2009, 06:27 PM
I love lore(the storyline not the person :P). I am most excited about the roles of the Argent Crusade, Knights of Ebon Blade, and the Scourge in Cataclysm.

12-09-2009, 06:39 PM
After 5 years, I'll finally get to play a gnome healer! No more pretending with leper costumes!

12-09-2009, 07:18 PM
I'm most looking forward to a possible conclusion to a story that Blizzard has been unfolding for years now. I'm ready to see how this Lich King's story is wrapped up after everything that has occurred since Warcraft 3. It's been over 5 years. It's time and I'm excited!!!

12-09-2009, 08:05 PM
In Cataclysm:
I look forward to seeing the light of day after the 3 weeks of non stop leveling my druid and running heroic SFK every day.

12-09-2009, 08:24 PM
I'm most excited about the lore and leveling changes coming to Cataclysm. Having leveled 8 80s and numerous lower alts through the various zones of Azeroth, Outlands, and Northrend, I'm very excited to have the opportunity to level more characters through what will essentially be a whole new environment. For too long, the low-level grind has been the same thing over and over - now it will be all new and fresh again, and it will be just like playing WoW from the start five years ago, all over again. As much as I enjoy the raiding, leveling, and questing aspect of the game now, it's needed a revamp for a long time, and with it finally on the horizon, I find myself considering all the new ways to level new characters.

12-09-2009, 09:52 PM
I'm most excited about getting together with old friend and wailing on a new instance to the point my fingers are bleeding and the bags under my eyes hit my knees and my job thinks I'm using crack every night. Sigh, I'll have to say I left Aion to come back to WOW in order to keep my entertainment gestated.

Cheers !

12-10-2009, 04:26 AM
In 3.3 I'm looking forward to the new content, ToC is a real drag as its mind-numbingly easy so a challenge would be nice. (New gear as well, t9 looks like crap)

As for Cataclysm I'm really looking forward to the guild changes. WoW has become too easy to pug due to Blizzard catering to casuals. This hurts guild recruiting as well as the general state of the game as a whole. The lore really interests me too. Lastly it's about damn time the Horde got a small race, go Goblins! (Lets hope they make inscription worthwhile)

12-10-2009, 05:19 AM
Im looking forward to getting those Oculus achievements i was avoiding for months, and finally finishing "Glory of the Hero"!
Nerf Oculus!

12-10-2009, 07:10 AM
I was most exited about the new LFG system and the fact that you are teleported to the dungeon. Since I am farming for "the Insane" I thought this will shorten my trips to Feralas, but unfortunately the LFG only works on Lich King dungeons. After playing 3.3, I could say that the thing I like the most is the increased complexity and difficulty of the new 5 man dungeons, as well as the graphics in IC in general.

12-10-2009, 02:21 PM
Cataclysm has me excited and disappointed at the same time. It offers lots of potentially great things, new races, new class combos, new content. I'm looking most forward to the lore being added to the game.

That said, I'm most disappointed in Blizzard not taking one extra step with the changes. How awesome would it be if the original content in the game was not affected by the cataclysm, but instead utilized the new "phasing" system to keep original content unchanged until say you reach level 65 or so. You get to run with all the original content, see Outlands content. Then around the time you might hit up Nagrand NPCs start talking about this horrible event taking place back on Azeroth. You then come home to find things changed!!!

It would give the game a feeling of being dynamic, experiencing world changes as you progress through the game.

That all said, I'm still looking forward to Cataclysm...

12-10-2009, 04:06 PM
Looking forward most to new race/class combinations...Gnome uses Penance...*Shoots lightballs bigger than himself*.

12-10-2009, 04:07 PM
Since 3.3 is out now, and we all seen what it is. I'm rather disapointed in the difficulty of the first 4 bosses. Even on normal, I like the LFG system though ! Now I finally know why I never botherd to do any heroic ;). Not having to look for a group or replacements, and being there within seconds, thats all you need !

Now I'm looking forward most to the opening of the next gate. What secrets is it going to bring. How hard will the bosses be, will the tactics have something fun/cool implemented. Just like the battle ship fight (3 th boss).
It sure is exciting getting closer to the lich king day by day step by step. The way the Crusade and ebon blade leads you in the story line is just amazing !

Ofcourse we are all intrested in cataclysm aswell, Goblins is the most intresting part from my side. After seeing the way they introduced them, and how the starting area is as I saw it on the dreamhack vid's, I'm amazed! And ofcourse the moment we have all been waiting for ! Flying in Azeroth !

Greetings Duofilm

12-10-2009, 04:10 PM
I am most excited about the revamp of the old world. It is needed very much. I hope it will be an epic journey to level cap again. With the boosted xp you zipped through zones way too fast.

12-10-2009, 05:57 PM
I am excited about the new content available. I am looking forward to the fight which all the efforts of the Alliance, Horde, Ebon Blade, and Argent Crusade, for whom without would not be possible. All the planning...all the questing...all the fighting has all lead to this: A final showdown with the Lich King himself!
The new random dungeon finder was a great idea. I can now find groups to do heroics much easier without having to search for hours; always wanting for a tank or healer since the Alliance on my realm is sorely lacking. Now I can find one with only a click, search, and a 5 minute wait. Now if only they can help improve the queue times for the Battlegrounds lol.
The new gear (at least from the vendor in Dalaran) looks awesome! I can't wait to save up the 95 Emblems of Frost for the new chest that has my name (and class) written all over it! Because of this latest patch, I have a reason to play my Mage again!

12-10-2009, 07:52 PM
I'm happy that World of Warcraft is far away from dying amongst many other mmorpgs around. So I'm excited about cataclysm because i'll be able to play my favourite game for a lot longer :D

12-11-2009, 12:51 AM
In Cataclysm, I am looking forward to see how Azeroth will look after destruction. (Plus flying!) I am also really looking forward to seeing the Goblin and Worgen starting zones. Then, of course, there are the new raids. As I am an avid raider, this is probably the most exciting to me. I love seeing new content, and the lore that goes with it.

Leveling, however....

12-11-2009, 04:48 AM
In 3.3 i'm looking forward to hearing all the screaming on vent when The Lich King goes down, and in Cataclysm im looking forward to flying in azeroth! i am also i fan of exploring so from what i have seen i am going to love the new zones and changes to azeroth, i cant wait!!

12-11-2009, 05:50 PM
As a feral druid, I'm really excited about getting a 2 handed mace for tanking in 3.3. I wanted one ever since I had to replace my Earthwarden for some lame staff. And of course I'd like to see the Lich King bite the dust :)

As for Cataclysm...
Since I was a huge fan of druids in Diablo II, I'll definitely have a Worgen one way or another (I'm still not really sure I want to race change my sexy nelf into a furry animal/human). Also, goblins look fun, I'm gonna roll one just to see the starting zones :)

Keep up the good work with the videos!

~Holdfing the Insane

12-12-2009, 04:40 AM
In 3.3, I'm looking forward to seeing just how the Lich King falls and who is forced to become the next lich king to keep the Scourge in check. I've been wanting to see Arthas pay for his crimes since WC3 and now it's finally happening. I'm excited about getting Perky Pug through pugging now that grouping for dungeons is so easy and fast now, and I can't wait to deck my character in all that really cool epic gear.

In Cataclysm, I'm looking forward to having flying mounts on Azeroth, the new races, and exploring how the quests/zones will change.

12-12-2009, 02:37 PM
The thing I am looking forward to the most in Cataclysm...

While many things an possibilities of the patch bring some measure of exitement, the thing that tops my list is the new world.

No, not because the old world has long needed an overhaul.
No, not because I'll be able to fly there.

Because there will be newness to the world. Things to explore, things to discover.
One of the things I like most about blizzard is the way that they put droplets of recognition into their games. The more science fiction and fantasy you know, the more games and movies you've seen, the more you will recognize.
And I'm not only talking about the big things like linkin's questline. I'm talking about the little things, like a boss saying "power overwhelming," Tyler and Edward, or the goblins and gnomes operating teleporters.
Sadly, right now, everybody knows about just about all of them, and that takes away lot of the fun in finding those little tidbits. The most common response you get to saying you found something funny is "oh, you didn't know that?"

I really can't wait for some of these things. What will I find? Rincewind's corpse? A dragonrider with an apostophe in his name? Perhaps a goblin with bad facepaint calling himself "Farth Mallet?"
I want to see all the subtle jokes, the little things, the things that bring a smile to my face.

12-13-2009, 05:45 AM
As for 3.3, I'm looking forward to the the new dungeons and raids + the new LFD system. I'd also like to see the Litch King bite the dust.

As for Cataclysm the new guild advancement system, Archeology the new secondary profession, Rated battlegrounds, the two new races and the new level cap been 85.

I love both shows, cheers

12-13-2009, 11:09 AM
The whole reason i started to play World of Warcraft was the lore(no not Lore just lore). The whole history of the world, its denizens and conflicts. Standing in Lordaeron was amazing experience to me as was meeting say, Tyrande Whisperwind or Thrall. So what I am really exited about is changes to this world, the history that will be made by the conflict. The same goes for Arthas and Lich King. How will it turn out? Who will die and who wont? And of course killing such a lore-full character like Deathwing will be really fun. Im really looking forward to it.

12-14-2009, 05:06 AM
Im looking forward to getting those Oculus achievements i was avoiding for months, and finally finishing "Glory of the Hero"!
Nerf Oculus! Done and done! :) Finnaly got that red proto-drake!
Since i missed last weeks contest here's my contribution anyway:http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/2403/turnupthefire.jpg

Laucian Cremor
12-14-2009, 01:09 PM
For me one of the things I am looking most forward to in 3.3 is the chance to fight Arthas. I'm not a real hardcore raider, but I became of fan of Arthas in Warcraft III and I just love his story and the lore that follows him. So to be able finally go toe to toe with him when I get geared enough will be extremely exciting to me. For Cataclysm I am looking forward to see what the lore and stories will be like. The stories and being able to intereact with characters from past Warcraft games has always been a joy for me so I look forward to the next set of stories in Cataclysm.

12-14-2009, 01:32 PM
I am looking forward too raid icecrown citadel in 3.3. The new heroics look pretty sweet as well as the dungeon finder. In catacylsm i wanna maybe make a goblin and go raid.

12-14-2009, 01:59 PM
Hm. Hm hm hm.

The mechanical additions to the game such as guild 'leveling' aside, I am looking forward to seeing the new lush jungles that is the reworked, and no longer appropriately named, Desolation, as well as visiting the various Elemental Planes.

As for 3.3, which is already here? Experiencing the Valithria encounter, which will be a while yet. Give the healers a place to properly e-peen on Recount! ;)

12-14-2009, 07:40 PM
The things I am looking forward to with this patch are rather simple. The new dungeon finding system is something I have loved the idea of since I first heard about it. Getting to see how other people do on other servers is always interesting, plus since my server has a shortage of tanks, it seems easier to find a group through it than other things. The real prize and glory of 3.3 though is going to be putting a start to the quest i set out to do so many years ago. That would be putting an end to the lich king. He has been the bane of my existence since warcraft three. I will destroy him with exploding arrows of justice, all in the name of Highlord Bolvar Fordragon. FOR BOLVAR!

12-17-2009, 12:17 PM
Contest closed, thanks for playing!