Explorers' League Journal: With Friends Like These
July 12th 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, and helpful guides 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.



From the latest developer blogs to updated PTR patch notes, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods.

Patch 4.2 Hotfixes (Updated July 8)

PvP Season 10 Begins

Recruit-A-Friend Levels Up to 80

New Website Feature: Companions and Mounts

Battle.net Mobile Authenticator for Windows® Phone 7 Devices

Poll: Death Knights and Days

Season Transition Compensation

Holiday Bag Hotfix

Play Nice; Play Fair



Check out the latest hilarity from Dark Legacy Comics, Lorgrokni's Travels, Away From Reality, Arena Inside, and our Blizzard Comic Contest honorable mentions!

Join us in wishing a very happy birthday to GUComics, as well, which just celebrated 11 years of fun and entertainment. (It’s almost old enough to start listening to music that you hate.)

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

11 Years

Dark Legacy Comics #296

Shaman Lore

AFR #138 - Diplomatic

Behind the Loading Screen


Survival Guides

If you’re a new player just starting your first death knight, then be sure to read through our latest “New Player Tips” blog for advice on how to make the most out of undeath. 

New Player Tips: Death Becomes You


Also, if you’re wondering how best to boost your Exalted reputation count over 9000, or if you just want to learn about the latest strategies for all the new 4.2 bosses, look no further. Wowhead has got you covered.

The Exalted: An Overview of All Reputations

Firelands Normal Mode and Baradin Hold Boss Strategies (videos courtesy of TankSpot)


Music and Machinima

Check out this week’s hottest World of Warcraft-inspired music and machinima with amazing works by Wowcrendor, Sharm, SilverLetomi, Tyr, CTP, and Chef Bullworth!

The Fruit Vendor by Wowcrendor


The Sands of Uldum


Epic Eats: Cataclysm


Art Gallery Updates

Blizzard Art Gallery Update (July 8)

New World of Warcraft Fan Art (July 8)

Trading Card Game Gallery Update (July 5)


Stay classy, Azeroth. 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!

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