Explorers' League Journal: Love and X-53 Touring Rockets

Explorers' League
February 12th by Lylirra

Welcome to the Explorers' League Journal, our weekly recap of news and events from around Azeroth. Each week we'll cover a variety of topics including patch notes, hotfixes, contests, helpful guides, and recent blue posts to keep you up-to-date on the latest game and community developments.

Find out what happened this week below. If you missed our last entry, you can check it out here.


Official Patch 4.0.6 Notes - Patch 4.0.6 is now available on all realms! Check out the official patch notes to see what's new and what's changed. 

Patch 4.0.6 Hotfixes - Keep up-to-date on all the latest hotfixes following patch 4.0.6. You can also visit our Bug Report forum for a list of known issues still under investigation. 

Celebrating 20 Years of Blizzard - Join us on our new 20th anniversary site as we celebrate two decades of Blizzard games and the wonderful community of players that made this milestone possible.

Love Is in the Air - Don't miss out on the infatuation and indulgence! Love Is in the Air ends on Monday, February 21.

BlizzCon VIPs Donate to Worthy Cause - Thanks to the incredible generosity of the VIP guests attending our BlizzCon 2010 charity dinner, we were recently able to present the CHOC Children's Foundation with a check for $75,000.


Survival Guides

New Player Tips: Building Foundations - What advice would you give to prospective guild leaders?

/salute - If you're an NPC fashion enthusiast (or just enjoy looking awesome), then be sure to check out Maxen's epic guide on how to create your very own Horde and Alliance uniforms.

Wowhead's Love Is in the Air Guide - Find out how to make friends and flatter people in this lovely holiday primer.

TankSpot's Guide to Heroic Omnotron Defense System - Looking to annihilate this mechanical quartet on Heroic mode? TankSpot's Aliena will give you all the deetz.


Around the Community

Occupational Hazards - GUComics explores the trials and tribulations of being an undead hunter.

The Ghost(crab) in the Machine - "On the other side of the screen, it all looks so easy," reports The Daily Blink.

Music for Fun - In their first concert, the Video Game Music Choir performs a moving medley of songs from World of Warcraft and its expansions.

It's a Mad World (of Warcraft) - Check out the multitalented brunhila's witty World of Warcraft-inspired take on Gary Jules' version of the Tears for Fears song "Mad World."

U Face Jaraxxus - Machinimist Myndflame gives us a theatrical rendition of the Jaraxxus encounter from Trial of the Cruasder, featuring a remix by MrVoletron. (This may be an oldie, but it's certainly a goodie.)

Ale-Alexstrasza - Speaking of oldies-but-googies, don't miss out on this clever parody of Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" created by the epic duo of vocalist Sharm and machinimist Tyr.


Recent Blue Posts

Haste Issue Causing Ability Errors

Incoming Hotfixes

Changes to "The Exalted" Title and Achievement

Holy Power and Missed Attacks

White War Talbuk Color Change Wasn't Intended

Thick Hide and Protector of the Pack

Flying in Blood Elf and Draenei Starting Zones?

Alchemy Transmutation Changes

Minimum Item Level Requirement for Heroic Dungeon LFG Queuing

Recent Death Knight Adjustments

Getting the Most Out of the Forums

Hammer of the Righteous Clarification

Looking for Guild Feature Still in Development?


See you all next week!