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.
If you missed our previous entry, you can check it out here.
Blizzard April Fools' Day Recap
Introducing Crabby: The Dungeon Helper -- Few things are more fun than plumbing the depths of World of Warcraft's dungeons (and community site) with a trusty, unwavering friend at your side. Crabby was a stalwart companion, if only for a day.
Tomb of Immortal Darkness -- Deep beneath the crumbling tombstones of Duskwood’s Raven Hill Cemetery, a dark and mysterious evil is stirring… Really, really dark. Like, pitch black. Trust us, it’s dark.
Patch 4.1.11 Preview -- The upcoming World of Warcraft Patch 4.1.11 promised to dramatically change your World of Warcraft: Cataclysm experience… for the hilarious.
Horadric Cube App -- Maximize your smartphone's potential and create brand-new apps from scratch by combining and transforming your existing apps! Did you find all 40 combinations?
Dev Watercooler -- Rude Interruptions -- Are interrupts too powerful? Ghostcrawler ruminates on that question, as well as how interrupts have influenced World of Warcraft’s PvP and PvE.
Patch 4.1: Guild Challenges -- Learn more about World of Warcraft’s upcoming Guild Challenges.
Patch 4.1 PTR Patch Notes (Updated 3/30) -- The latest PTR patch notes are now live. Learn more about upcoming changes to classes, dungeons, raids, and more.
Browsing for Raids -- Did you know that you can find a raid group automatically with the in-game Raid Browser?
Around the Community
World of Warcraft fan sites went all out this year, with some imaginative and hilarious April Fools' Day pranks. Check them out:
There were some more serious community efforts too:
Yesterday's News -- A surprisingly touching look at the way the march of progress affects the life of a proud dwarven craftsman.
See you next week!
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