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WoW Insider is giving away a year’s worth of WoW game time through its Twitter promotion.

What you need to do:
   retweet WoW insider’s twitter message
   follow WoW Insider on Twitter by April 11

Read the announcement and official rules on WoW Insider.

In Patch 4.1, Guild Challenges can be found in the guild information pane and involve completing weekly objectives in dungeons, rated battlegrounds and raids.

Q: How can I complete the challenges?

A: Form a group with at least 3 guildies for 5-man dungeons, 8 for 10-man raids and rated battlegrounds or 20 for 25-man raids and choose your own adventure. There is a weekly cap for the challenges completed.

Q: What’s in it for me?

A: Gold and guild xp are some of the cool rewards promised by Blizzard. Stay tuned for more

Cataclysm Hot Market Tip#1:  Infinite Dust

The price of Infinite Dust has more than tripled post-Cataclysm. It sells from 3g to 8g each depending on the server, according to recent data from The Undermine Journal.  There is a consistent demand for this enchanting material so it is a safe bet for flipping;  buying whenever the price drops under 70% and reposting  at 120% can yield quick profits.

How to stockpile Infinite Dust:
(If you are not an enchanter, just tip an enchanter to DE stuff for you)

disenchant Northrend greens (level 67+, ilvl 130 to 182)
finish all NR quests, run NR dungeons or buy cheap AH greens
buy Abyss Crystal and cast Abyssal Shatter to obtain dust and essences

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Any Auction House goblin will tell you that time is money. Save those precious seconds when buying, posting and managing your gold empire by using the right macros.

A macro is a series of commands that you can bind to a key. For a painless introduction to writing macros, head to the WoW Stratics page. If you are not sure what a specific macro does, Fitzcairn’s Macro Explain-o-matic can, well, explain it to you.

Bid and Confirm Bid on an Item
/click BrowseBidButton
/click StaticPopup1Button1

Buyout and Confirm Buyout on an item
/click BrowseBuyoutButton
/click StaticPopup1Button1

Cancel and Confirm Cancellation of an Auction
/click AuctionsCancelAuctionButton
/click StaticPopup1Button1

Collect gold from your open mailbox (skips all other mails)
/script CheckInbox() for m = GetInboxNumItems(), 1, -1 do TakeInboxMoney( m ) end    (source: worldofmacros.org)

Prospecting (insert your ore of choice)
/cast Prospect
/use titanium ore
/use saronite oe

Milling (insert your herbs of choice)
/cast Milling
/use mageroyal
/use dreamfoil

More useful macros can be found here at Norganna’s Addons’ Wiki page.

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Great news rezzers can look forward to in Patch 4.1:

A dead player can now be resurrected by targeting them using the Party or Raid Frame even if they have released. No more hunting for corpses.

Head to the WoW forums for the official Cataclysm Patch 4.1 PTR notes and check WoW Insider for a full coverage of the changes in the incoming patch.

Blizzard’s idea for world peace: Soon, no DPS will ever have to share his random dungeon candy.

Patch 4.1 PTR note: The Dungeon Finder now attempts to avoid putting damage-dealing classes with the same armor type in a group.

But will this mean even longer LFD waiting times for certain classes? According to Warcraft Realms (based on data collected by Warcraft CensusPlus UI mod), the distribution of level 85 characters that wear similar armor types look like this:

Out of 2,374,344 total characters surveyed:

35% wear plate armor: DK (11%), warrior (10%) and paladin (14%)
20% wear mail armor: hunter (11%) and shaman (9%)
18% wear leather armor: druid 12% and rogue 6%
28% wear cloth armor: priest 10%, mage 11% and warlock 7%.

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Walk down memory lane with your favorite game developers on the planet, from Rock ‘n Roll racing, Blackthorne, Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft and World of Warcraft .

Oh, and there is a quiz afterward.

Q1. Blizzard Entertainment was originally founded under the name:

a)  Caverns and Drakes  b)  Thundersnow c) Silicon and Synapse

Q2. Where did Mike Morhaime and Allen Adham, founders of Blizzard Entertainment first meet?

a) in a Harvard dorm room  b) at a UCLA computer lab c) next to a copier at Kinkos

Q3 . What Blizzard game first started as “Orcs in Space”?

a) Blackthorne b) Diablo c) Starcraft

Q4. What loot did the Furbog, the first mob ever created, drop?

a) nipple ring b) pearl comb c) thick-cut bacon

Answers: 1.c 2.b 3. 4.a

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