Explorers' League Journal: The Loot Must Flow

Explorers' League
March 5th 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.



Patch 4.1 PTR Notes (Updated 03/03) - The latest PTR patch notes are now live. Learn more about upcoming changes to classes, dungeons, raids, and more.

Recent Hotfixes (Updated 03/01) - Keep tabs on recent hotfixes following patch 4.0.6. You can also visit our Bug Reportforum for a list of known issuesstill under investigation.

20th Anniversary Video Contest - Blizzard gamers from across the globe have provided us with twenty years of wonderful memories, and we want to know how we've been a part of yours. Unleash your creativity and capture your fondest Blizzard memory on video, and then enter it in our upcoming video contest!


Survival Guides

New Player Tips: U Mod, Bro? - What add-on advice would you give to new players?

Understanding Resilience - Ten Ton Hammer gives you the skinny on the role of Resilience and how to stack it.


Around the Community

The Loot Must Flow - The Daily Blink comments, "The mystery of PUGs isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."

Incoming! - GUComics explains the meaning of "bomplaining."

Tank for Me Matteaus - <Defenders of the Horde> on Kilrogg created an epic World of Warcraft-themed parody to Falco's hit song "Rock Me Amadeus" as a way to thank their tank, Matteaus, for his years of threat-building and proper boss placement.

Be sure to check out these epic pieces of World of Warcraft-inspired art, too:

Deathwing's Rave - by Rattlesnakedefender

Night Elf Druid - by StriderDen

Heart of Flames - by linxz2010

A Call to Arms - by Athena-Erocith


Forum Watch

Poll: /cast [target=WeeklyPoll] Vote - How often do you use macros?

Poll: Add-On Your Opinion - What do you use add-ons for?

If World of Warcraft Were Released in 1988 - …what sort of awesome "cutting-edge" features do you think it would have?

Best Item Names - What are your favorites, and why?

Create a New Spell Name - Sounds simple, right? Well, there's one catch: you have to create the new name by misspelling a name that already exists.

Favorite Character Title - What's your favorite title to wear in-game?

The Path of a Peaceful Druid - Follow Serenity's journey of levelling up without harming any in-game creatures.


Recent Blue Posts

Patch 4.1/4.2 Content

When Will the Conversion of Valor Points to Justice Points Occur?

Tol Barad Daily Difficulty

Blood Death Knight Tanking Design Goals

Soulstones and Combat Rezzes

Shield Mastery Changes Clarification

"The Ambassador" Title in 4.1

Is Zul'Aman and Zul’Gurub "Recycled" Content?

Word of Glory Clarifications

What Does "Has a New Spell Effect" Mean in the PTR Patch Notes?

Design Goals for Discipline Priests

More in Store for Patch 4.1.?

Body and Soul Nerf Coming in 4.1.?

Will Tri-Specs Ever Happen?

Archaeology Item Cooldowns


See you next week!


If you have any suggestions for community-created comics, guides, artwork, machinima, realm events, or forum posts that we should feature, please feel free to send us an email at WoWCommWatch@Blizzard.com. Include a link to the content and a brief description of why you think that item should be featured, and you may see it in the next Explorers' League Journal!