According to MMO-Champion, a new beta build for Cataclysm has been discovered (12942, if you’re counting). There is simply far too much information to be worth replicating here, but when something catches our eye, we like to report it. So consider the following a bit of a PSA for all you achievement heads out there: get as many badges as you can while you can still earn them.
As you might be aware, the system for earning rewards will be changing in the expansion, and that means scrapping the ability to earn the old ones. Along with a score of new achievements come two Feats of Strength reflecting your… erm, dedication to Wrath of the Lich King dungeons:
- 1000 Dungeon & Raid Emblems – Loot 1000 Emblems of Heroism, Valor, Conquest, Triumph or Frost.
- 2500 Dungeon & Raid Emblems – Loot 2500 Emblems of Heroism, Valor, Conquest, Triumph or Frost.
Now, if you’ve had the stomach to run as many dungeons and raids as possible per week for the past two years, you probably already meet the requirements. But newer players, people who have long since grown bored of grinding them out (like myself), and those who have switched alts over time may currently be well below the threshold. I’d imagine a dedicated raider has at least 1000, but reaching 2500 might be a bit tougher to manage.
And while I’m at it, how about this little “surprise” MMO-Champion dug up?
- Azerothian Navigation – Allows you to ride flying mounts in Azeroth.
Up until now, it was explained that players would be able to use their flying mounts gratis, but apparently that’s not quite the case any longer. Azerothian Navigation has been found to cost 250g, a rather cheap fee that should both accommodate high-level players and those that get their first flying mounts around Level 60.
Oh, and hey, what’s this? An in-game map of the Maelstrom? I’m surprised there aren’t any Undead-riding-raptors-riding-sharks-with-laser-beams-on-their-heads scribbled in the margins!
Check out all the other fresh information — including gobs of new achievements and preliminary Tier 11 set bonuses — over at MMO-Champion.