Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Patch 4.0.1 Rock Our World

Cataclysm is starting. We were told last week that December 7th is the release date of the next expansion. Today was the release of the EXTREMELY large patch of 4.0.1.

What to expect to be broken:
  • Your internet will lag because you are downloading MB after MB of data.
  • Addons will not be recognizable.
  • The UI will completely change.
  • Guild UI has been updated.
  • Professions have been tweaked.
  • Your gear stats will look the same but be completely different.
  • Change in Riad lockout.
There are a WHOLE bunch more things. This is the start of “World of Warcraft 2.0.”

Oh… and did I mention that your Lock will have completely different playability with the new shard mechanic. It is so simply stated in the notes. I see some time on a Training Dummy in the spare minutes I get to play WoW in my future.
• There is now a new spell fly-out UI feature for warlock pets. Clicking on this single button will open up the list of available pets to summon.
Soul Shards have been removed from the game as items. Instead, they now exist as a resource system necessary for using, or altering the mechanics of certain spells.
Good luck to you. May the computer and internet gremlins /ignore you today.

We are all going to need it.


  1. Thank the gods they've removed those Soul Shards. I was rather looking forward to the new mechanics. Now I have to re-learn my warlock.

  2. And yet... affliction is the same /yawn

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