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Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13726 - TONS of New Dungeon & Raid Maps!
2011/03/09 at 5:26 PM
A new patch has hit the 4.1 Public Test Realm! This latest patch included maps for all Burning Crusade dungeons and raids that did not previously feature one! The patch also included new maps for the upcoming
Burning Crusade zones which now feature a brand spankin' new map include: Auchenai Crypts, Baradin Hold, Coilfang Reservoir, Caverns of Time: Old Hillsbrad, Caverns of Time: The Black Morass, Gruul's Lair, Hellfire Ramparts, Hyjal Summit, Magister's Terrace, Magtheridon's Lair, Mana Tombs, Sethekk Halls, Shadow Labyrinth, Sunwell Plateau, Tempest Keep, The Arcatraz, The Blood Furnace, The Botanica, The Mechanar, The Shattered Halls, The Slave Pens, The Steamvault, and The Underbog!
's map has been updated with a new wing and boss skul
Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13726 - Spell Changes
2011/03/09 at 5:25 PM
A new PTR patch has just been released, and with it came a few minor class changes and (mostly) a bunch of tooltip and typo fixes. Many of these class changes were previously announced with last week's
PTR patch notes update
The only particularly notable change in this latest set of spell diffs:
now have a 40 yard range, up from 35 yards.
- If the tooltip change is to be believed, it appears that the
buff duration has been removed. This means that
states will no longer expire after 1 minute and instead last indefinitely until cancelled or changed.
Be sure to check out this latest batch of PTR patch 4.1 spell changes after the break!
Blizzard Posts on Upcoming 4.1 Features (Including Guild Challenges!)
2011/03/07 at 11:37 AM
It looks like Patch 4.1 will include a feature we weren't expecting -
! I'm sure many of you remember the
heated discussion regarding guild reputation
on the official forums a while back, where many players suggested adding guild quests as a method of earning reputation and experience. Looks like Blizzard agreed! We don't have any details yet on these quests or what they'll entail or reward, but you can be sure that as soon as the information is available we'll bring it to you!
Warriors and clothies will be happy to learn that ZA/ZG will also feature appropriately itemized pre-raid ranged slot weapons, something that many players were extremely disappointed over the Justice Points vendor lacking. In addition, as a little something for archaeologists - players will appropriately leveled archaeology will be able to unlock the new Edge of Madness bosses in Zul'Gurub! Players may recall that in Classic Zul'Gurub, this event required an alchemist to farm annoying materials (
Blood of Heroes
, yecch) to create the potion required to start the event. Now, this awesome random b
Patch 4.1 - 3D Models - Huge Assortment of Firelands Raid + PVP Weapons
2011/03/04 at 2:55 PM
Wow! We've found a
of new weapon models for you guys to check out, featuring loot from the upcoming (well, patch 4.2)
as well as new PVP weapons! Each item features tons of recolors, so it's uncertain as to which ones will be used when they are assigned to live items. In the meantime, you should definitely check them all out!
Of course, remember that even though these items were found in the 4.1 PTR files, we will most likely not see the items that they are attached to until 4.2 hits the PTRs (unless they start showing us Firelands raid goodies sooner, like those
It's been a while since we've had such a huge assortment of new weapon models to show off and we're really excited to find more as new PTR patches come out, so keep checking the blog! Simply click on any model preview to open a lightbox where you can view the model in Java or Flash. If you need any help using our 3D Model Viewer be sure to check out its
Check out the massive assortment of snazzy new models after t
Blizzard Says Putting Firelands in 4.1 Would Be "Too Soon!"
2011/03/04 at 3:18 AM
Just a quick Blizzard confirmation on the news we reported last night regarding a recent interview with Eurogamer.net at GDC, in which Blizzard stated that the Firelands raid would not be included in the upcoming patch 4.1!
Check out the original report here!
We will instead be seeing the Firelands raid added as part of patch
By now you’ve seen that the redesigned Heroic five-player dungeon versions of Zul'Aman and Zul'Gurub are on the PTR, featuring all-new boss mechanics, updated epic-level loot, and some rare mounts for players to try to tame.
You may be asking, "where's Firelands?”
Our goal with each major patch release, and especially with each expansion, is to learn from the past and use that knowledge to improve the game as we move forward. One of our biggest regrets in the pacing of Wrath of the Lich King was the Crusaders' Coliseum. The Trial of the Champion 10- and 25-player raid was released while many raiders were still busy with Ulduar, which meant a premature end to Ulduar raiding -- an
PTR Patch 4.1 Notes Updated (3/3)
2011/03/03 at 7:36 PM
Blizzard has updated their official patch notes with many of the changes we were able to datamine earlier in our
post, with a few other surprises.
Some of the highlights are as follows:
has a facing requirement.
's root effect now has diminishing returns.
will generate holy power if
is used within 5 seconds of the proc.
Be sure to check out the full list of major class changes after the break!
Patch 4.1 - Character Pane Updates + Guild UI
2011/03/03 at 2:00 PM
There are a number of different UI changes being tweaked currently on the PTR, including implementation of a new Looking for Guild tool as well as improvements to the character pane. We've taken a few screenshots of current versions of each of these elements as they exist on the PTR as of this latest build, check 'em out!
The updated character pane now features different buttons to toggle view of your characters stats, titles, and saved item sets!
Click on an image to view larger! :)
Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13707 - Spell Changes
2011/03/03 at 1:21 PM
Another patch has just hit the 4.1 PTR and with it come some unexpected changes!
Notable changes include:
New companion pet:
Scooter the Snail
now has a 3 sec cooldown (down from 6 sec).
to have a 50/100% chance to remove all movement impairing effects from affected targets when used.
now heals the three most injured targets within its effect for health equal to 4/8/12% of the amount healed by your
for every 1 sec for 7 sec.
now also reduces the cooldown of your
by 2.5/5 minutes.
will now proc from
as well as
now increases your chance to hit with your attacks by 3%
increases auto attack damage by 40%.
Be sure to check out the full spell changes
Latest Cataclysm Hotfixes (March 1)
2011/03/01 at 9:07 PM
Just two little hotfixes today. Nobody liked that Tol Barad escort, anyway. In fact, I don't think anyone likes any escort quest.
Flag carriers in rated Battlegrounds now take 25% more damage from all magical and physical attacks. The 25% additional damage from carrying the flag stacks with the Focus and Brutal Assault debuffs. Flag carriers in normal Battlegrounds are not affected by this change.
Quest & Creatures
Tol Barad Peninsula
The quest "
Walk A Mile In Their Shoes
" has not always been correctly awarding players with quest credit after completing the escort event. This quest is being temporarily disabled and removed from the achievement criteria for
Just Another Day in Tol Barad
. This fix will require a realm restart to take effect.
PTR Patch 4.1 Notes Updated (3/1)
2011/03/01 at 2:08 PM
Just a few quick
changes so far today, and it looks as though the mana cost increase to
may have been reverted. I'm sure we'll see more changes being added as the day progresses and I'll update this post as necessary with the latest patch notes changes!
Be sure to check out the fully updated and Wowhead linkified
4.1 PTR Patch Notes
's bloom effect has been reduced by 20%.
In addition, it now costs 11% of base mana, up from 7%.
Mastery: Colossal Might
damage has been increased by 10% to keep stat parity with other strike changes.
Mastery: Unshackled Fury
now only grants 2 base points of mastery, down from 8. This change offsets the
boost to better control Fury burst damage.
PTR Patch 4.1 Notes Updated (2/28)
2011/02/28 at 9:05 PM
The first batch of major updates to the PTR Patch 4.1 patch notes has been posted, including some
changes (finally!) as well as some
. In addition, this update also brings adjustments to the battlegrounds flag-carrying debuffs and an obnoxious nerf to
. Looks like more of those beloved PVP changes that end up screwing over players in PVE... oh well.
Apparently Blizzard snuck a few more changes in within the past half-hour, I've added these as well to the full update below so check 'em out! Also, I take back my complaining about the
change because with this latest update, they've added a very strange restoration
(passive) also reduces
's cooldown by 2.5/5 minutes.
I'm not sure where they're getting the 2.5/5 minutes, since
is passive and has no ranks, but if we're really going to get 3 minute
after all these years then sign me up!
Other notable changes include:
Flying mounts can now be used in
Winterspring Frostsaber Mount Grind Changed in 4.1
2011/02/28 at 2:38 PM
It seems that my speculations were correct! In the first batch of PTR data a few uncategorized spells surfaced involving the care and feeding of Wintersaber cubs. Then, I'm sure many of you noticed the adorable new cub models in our
last model post
. Finally, today's update brought in the quests that seal the deal - the Winterspring Frostsaber mount grind is being changed in patch 4.1! Instead of requiring a seemingly arbitrary assortment of repeatable quests to increase reputation, the process will instead be (basically) identical that of earning the Horde's
Oh, and for the record - yes, there's a
version of this adorable little kitty. Both Alliance and Horde players will be able to purchase their very own
Michelle De Rum
The vendor is a human and not of goblin faction, but is located inside one of the buildings. However, the pet does NOT bind on pickup, so there's really no reason you shouldn't be able to take another, non-pirate character to grab one or get a guildie or friend to help out. :)
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