Tuesday, August 26, 2008

August 26, 2008
Or well, patch 3.0 to be more accurate. Which is technically WotLK, but no northrend. This is the patch which unleashes all the new talent trees, smooth energy regen, hunter pet talents, exotic pets and more. There might even be some new loot to be had. The 6 glyph options and new possibilities in our talent trees will surely allow some guilds to push forth some of the later TBC content a bit faster. Are you struggling with Illidan or Brutallus? An extra 100 DPS per player should sort you out just fine. A point of concern however, there's a good chance tinnitus, that debuff which nerfs leatherworking might also be coming with this patch. But at the same time, raid wide totems and buffs of several types. No more salvation or threat reducing buffs will be a large problem for some. No more potion chain chugging another. See this blue post for the official details. Quote : With the release of Wrath of the Lich King approaching, we wanted to provide you with some important information. In preparation for the expansion, we will be issuing a new content patch in the coming weeks. Much like the patch made available shortly before The Burning Crusade's release, this content patch is designed to bridge current game content with that of the expansion and will contain some exciting changes and additions. We have outlined some of the larger features scheduled to release with the patch below: * New class spells and talents * Stormwind Harbor * Barbershops in capital cities * New Zeppelin towers outside of Orgrimmar and Tirisfal Glades * Two brand-new Arenas featuring challenging new layouts, terrain hazards, and moving obstacles * Guild calendar * Hunter pet skill revamp * New profession: Inscription As mentioned above, this is not a comprehensive list, just some of the major highlights. We’ll post the full patch notes as soon as they’re available. Regarding Inscription, please note that all Burning Crusade players will be able to select Inscription as one of their two professions and level up to a skill level of 375 with it. Upon the release of Wrath of the Lich King, players who purchase and install the expansion will be able to continue leveling in Inscription and the other professions beyond 375. Inscription? Yeah, apparently they'll make inscription available straight off the bat. This is a pretty good thing I think, so you can start training that skill now and not have to compete with hundreds of other level 70 players as well as newly made level 1's to get those low level herbs you so desperately need to level your new profession. The price of herbs might actually stay somewhat stable. It even looks quite likely that we'll be seeing some new inscriptions between level 1-70 while working on this new profession. I'm sure you remember Demonic runes : Permanently enchant your fireball spells to inflict up to 50 additional fire damage. The glyph does not seem to be in the beta right now, but it'd certainly be strange if there wasn't a similar glyph upon the release of 3.0. blizzard has been hiding many things from us... Be sure to have a look and see at the WotLK Wiki page for Inscription as well. Arena RESET? This is quite odd news, and blizzard is doing something that's not been done before. They are resetting / removing arena points. Don't worry, it won't happen right away with the patch, but as soon as you *ding* 71. Quote: Players who level past 70 will have their Arena points reset to 0 and be removed from all Arena teams in the level-70 bracket. (src) Linky Here's an interesting read for rogues and healers alike titled "the truth healers should not know". Good read check it out!


Anonymous said...

This news makes me hard.

bbr said...

Anyone willing to bet a gold that the previous comment was made by Cru? ;)

George said...

Somehow I'm willing to do so