Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft patch 5.3, Escalation.
Over the past several weeks, I’ve spent a fair amount of time exploring the inner workings and caverns of the Throne of Thunder. What I’ve found to be most amusing are the numerous piles of bones from adventurers who just couldn’t handle one thing: a bird. Don’t act like some of them aren’t yours!
Admittedly, Ji-Kun does have a large, rather dangerous beak perfectly evolved for tearing off limbs, along with a pair of wings powerful enough to send a plate-clad tauren soaring off a platform like a piece of paper. Yet I can’t help but find this winged beast quite charming. The last time we sat down and squawked together, she was kind enough to call over her clutch to keep me warm. And not coincidentally, I enjoyed a large tray of hot wings that night. Bet you didn’t see that coming!
I have determined, however, that Ji-Kun has flown the coop! She no longer rules the roost, and it’s your job to put a yolk on her and stop the fowl play.
Crithto is heron my behalf to share details about the pet you’re after.
Crithto: No bones about it, the Ji-Kun Hatchling is an eggcellent DPS pet to have on your team. With calamitous abilities like Acidic Goo and Flock, this fledgling can quickly tern the tide against your opponent. But the mayhem doesn’t stop there--its Caw and Slicing Winds can be quite ravenous. Owl leave you with these words: You can thank me later wren you get this pet!
Now, I have no intention of ruffling your feathers here. During your training you’ve proven you can claw your way out of many scary predicaments, but this pet won’t be easy to tame, because Ji-Kun won’t give up her young on a lark.
Quick, there’s little time to sparrow! Get thee to Throne of Thunder! YOU WON’T EGRET IT!!
We've now completed our first round of bug fixes and feedback, and the client's significantly more stable as a result. We've also improved the standardisation of lighting, reduced the bloom on character models, and improved the performance of environmental flowing water. Now, it's time to open up the beta client to a wider group to gather more feedback and data, and to see how it holds up when more players are brought into the mix.
Everyone who registered their interest in the RuneScape Beta Programme now has access to the HTML5 client beta. So, if you haven't yet had the chance to log in give it a whirl, you can get in on the action now!
Please note: This is a beta release of a major technical update, and while we've made improvements, it's still not as stable or as responsive as the live client. With your feedback and the data gathered from your gameplay this will improve, but for now, please take additional care in parts of the game where items can be lost. If in doubt, do it in the live client.
Everyone who registered interest in the RuneScape Beta Programme and is a RuneScape member (along with Gold and Silver Premier Club members) can now log into the beta client here.
During the month running up to the RuneScape 3 release, we'll be opening up both parts of the RuneScape Beta Programme to all members, as well as allowing access to the New Interface System through the HTML5 client. Keep an eye on the news for further details!
We can't impress strongly enough how vital your feedback is to us. You make RuneScape the game it is, and your needs and wishes are of paramount importance as we develop RuneScape 3.
If you've already been trying out the beta and giving us your feedback, huge thanks. Keep it coming!
If you registered your interest but have yet to give the new client a go, then don't wait a moment longer. Log in, have fun, and let us know what you think on the forums!
The RuneScape Team
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Reviews are always a sticky wicket because of the subjectiveness of the process itself. In today's Devil's Advocate, we take a look at reviews from all angles. Read on and then leave your thoughts in the comments.
Gazillion Entertainment has released the first episode in a four-part motion comic that will usher in the release of Marvel Heroes Online. The comic lets players in on the backstory behind Dr. Doom's rise to power. Enjoy Part Two!
With the dual deployment of Retribution 1.2.4 and the new launcher on May 21, our web servers became overloaded due to a technical glitch that took us a few hours to isolate and solve.
While this issue was not universally experienced and over 30,000 pilots were able to log in normally before we fixed the issue, we do feel this special case does require a special thank you (for your patience) from CCP.
Since it's close to impossible to find out exactly who was affected and who wasn't, we added 50.000 skillpoints (representing a day’s worth of intense skill training) to the skill point pool of the highest skilled character on each account during today's downtime.
New World of Warcraft Comic
Last but not least, we've added a new community comic to our gallery submitted by Azurah (Servants of None).
The Blizzard Comic Contest Is Here
We’re looking for original comics focused on the Warcraft, Diablo, or StarCraft universes... and we want you to create them. Each month, we'll review your submissions and select one winning comic to receive a prize. We’ll also choose several honorable mentions; winning entries and honorable mentions will be displayed on our comic pages for all the universe to enjoy. You can learn more details about the prizes, read the complete official rules, and submit your comics here.
Be sure to give a shout-out to your favorite pieces in the comments below.
We will be holding another mass test to test new features for the Odyssey release. Areas of focus will be the new jump and pod death transitions, the new sensor overlay and the hacking minigame. If you’re interested in attending please join us on the Singularity test server, Monday, May 27th, at 17:00 UTC.
All participants will receive a small reward of two million skill points on Singularity.
Immediately after last weekend's Astral Diamonds / Zen exploit fix was implemented, we reached out to Cryptic Studios and Perfect World with questions about the issue. We have the answers from the proverbial horse's mouth. Check it out and then join the conversation in the comments.