Patch 3.3 on the horizon

The Fall of the Lich King is coming to a WoW server near you today if you’re in the USA. If you’re in Europe like me, you can expect it tomorrow.

I am very much looking forward to the new instances and the new LFG tool. It should be easier to find groups and extra members for your instance party with cross server PUGs.

The Patch 3.3 guide

Patchnotes on blizzard site

Upcoming Mount Changes

The 3.2 World of Warcraft patch will bring some pretty big changes to mounts !

From wowinsider :

The highlights are as follows:

  • Regular land mounts trainable at level 20 (was 30)
  • Epic land mounts trainable at level 40 (was 60)
  • Regular flying mounts trainable at level 60 (was 70)
  • Regular flying mounts speed increased to a 150% gain (was 60%)

The costs for all the training and mount purchases has been decreased outright, with the exception of the artisan riding skill (epic flying mounts). For all mount costs, faction discounts now apply.

As you can see, Blizzard is trying to make it even more easier to level up yet another alt ;).

Nice analysis on Player vs. Developer. Which is an excellent blog by the way. Just found out about it, by listening to Shut Up We’re Talking.

WoW Patch 3.1

As you all know by now, patch 3.1 will be a big one. Bringing a new Raid Instance, class changes and dual speccing !

Patch 3.1 will represent one of the most significant content patches to World of Warcraft to date. Major modifications to class specializations via the new dual spec feature will bring about significant game play changes for many classes, while the introduction of the Ulduar raid will open up a new and more difficult tier of raiding.

Wowinsider has a guide to documented and undocumented changes. Ofcourse it’s still early and a lot of things can still change:

Patch 3.0.2

The big one is up on us ;). The US is getting it on tuesday and we in Europe will be getting it the day after. All talents will be reset. I have been toying around with the talent calculator, but I am not sure yet what to do. Do I go all the way in one tree and fill up the rest 70-80 or do I leave some room ? I almost never respec, so it won’t cost too much to try a few things out.

Morphea will still be a Master Marksman, and ofcourse Morpheus will always be an Owl ;). But I going to side spec into retro this time. From what I read druids have some mana issue atm, hope that will be fixed, though I am kinda used to that having always played balance with Morph…

Some links:

All Patch Info on wowinsider :

Patch 2.4.3

A new patch is coming soon. Highlights : A mount for you alt at lvl 30, and new bags. For 1200Gold you can buy a 22slot bag at an npc named Harris Pilton ;). The idea behind this is probably just to introduce a new money sink and try to get people to play a bit longer by letting them grind dailies for a few more gold for these bags.

Link roundup:

Tobold’s thoughts on the new patch

WowInsider: Patchnotes , Having Fun Again and All of that just for a hat.