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 last week below. If you missed our previous entry, you can check it out here.
Trading Card Game Art Gallery Update-- We’ve updated our Trading Card Game art gallery to feature ten new pieces. Each image is taken directly from the official World of Warcraft Trading Card Game.
Patch 4.1 Hotfixes-- Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft: Cataclysm patch 4.1: Rise of the Zandalari.
New Warcraft Fan Art-- The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with five new pieces of fan artwork set within the Warcraft universe.
Cenarion Hatchling for Japan Earthquake Relief-- Adopt today and 100% of the price will go to Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami relief efforts.
Patch 4.2 Previews
Tier 12 Armor Set Preview Updated-- Adventurers will soon brave the searing heat of Firelands in patch 4.2 and emerge with powerful new treasures. Go here for an early look at the paladin, mage, rogue, hunter, death knight, priest, shaman, and warlock tier 12 armor sets.
Patch 4.2 Public Test Realm Guide-- Patch 4.2 is now available on the Public Test Realms! With a new raid, a legendary questline, the most diverse daily quest hub to date, major story developments, user interface enhancements, and much more, patch 4.2 is certain to have something for everyone.
The Firelands-- Seven new raid bosses await you in the depths of the Firelands. (Molten Core was merely a setback.)
BlizzCast 16-- Join Game Director Tom Chilton, Lead Quest Designer Dave Kosak, and Lead Content Designer Cory Stockton as they discuss all the new content coming in patch 4.2 in our first ever video BlizzCast!
Around the Community
New Player Tips: Rolling in the Peeps-- We asked veteran World of Warcraft players to advise new players on the subject of finding the right guild.
Poll: Finders Keepers -- Hundreds of players weighed in. Did you?
We Got This-- One of Shannon Fowler’s recent Alt-Z comics gets to the heart of raid encounter preparation.
Lopped Chiver-- The folks over at NPC wonder what they’re supposed to do on raid night, when the Internet is down.
Unappreciated-- The latest Dark Legacy Comic feels the winds of change!
Music and Machinima
The Lazy WoW Song-- PvPSiennah put together a Bruno Mars parody that has us singing along lazily.
Raid Day-- If you just haven’t yet got enough of parodies of Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” well, SilverLetomi has just the song for you.
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!