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Patch 4.0.1 now on Test Realms
Patch 4.0.1 is now available on test realms (=not beta, the regular test realms). People who aren't in the Cataclysm beta yet can now test most of the Cataclysm features, aside from anything requiring leveling.



This is basically the exact same build as Cataclysm Beta, just without all the Cataclysm-only stuff. Old world changes, new quests, etc ... are NOT AVAILABLE, but will be available on live realms for people without the expansion after it's deployed.

Basically, on the test realms:


  • Classes changes are up, new talent builds, new glyphs (not fully implemented yet), etc ...
  • Revamped old zones are NOT available
  • New graphics (textures, water effects) are NOT available
  • Archaeology is NOT available
  • Guild leveling is NOT available
  • Flying in Azeroth is NOT available
  • New content is NOT available

I think that's enough to answer 95% of the questions about this.


PTR 4.0.1 Patch Notes
Originally Posted by Zarhym (Blue Tracker)
World of Warcraft PTR Patch 4.0.1

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/
The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patch...atchnotes.html

General
  • Copied Test Realm characters are not copied with their achievement history in order to better facilitate the character copy process.

Classes: General
  • Many class talents, spells, and abilities have been overhauled, added, or removed.
  • All spell and ability tooltips will now display damage averages rather than minimum and maximum damage potential. This feature is on by default but can be changed via the Display settings under User Interface options.
  • Ammo has been removed from the game.
  • The character levels at which classes gain new spells and abilities have changed.
  • Many item and class stats have been changed or removed.
  • Rage has been normalized.
  • Spells and abilities no longer have multiple ranks and now scale with character level.
  • Talent trees have been altered. All player talent specializations have been reset, allowing for free re-specialization.
    • Each specialization has been reduced to a 31-point talent tree.
    • Players will now get a total of 41 talent points to spend.
    • Players will be asked to choose a specialization at level 10. Doing so will result in the unlocking of a spell or ability unique to that specialization, as well as one or more passive bonuses.
    • Once a talent specialization has been chosen, players may only place points in the primary tree until at least 31 points have been spent there.
    • The initial announcement regarding these talent tree changes can be found on our Cataclysm forum: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/th...26290449&sid=1



Death Knight (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • A dedicated tanking tree (Blood) has been implemented.
  • The effects of Blood Presence and Frost Presence have been exchanged.
  • The way in which runes recharge has changed.

Druid (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • A new Eclipse mechanic has been added for druids.

Hunter (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Five pets can now be stored with the hunter at all times. Any one of these five pets can be summoned via the Call Pet ability.
  • Focus has replaced mana as a new resource.
  • Hunters now start with a pet at level 1.
  • The Stable will now store 20 pets. If a pet is moved into the Stable, its talents are wiped.

Mage (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • There is now a new spell fly-out UI feature for mage portals. Clicking on the Teleport or Portal buttons will expand the list of choices available.

Paladin (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Paladins now have a new resource bar.

Warlock (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • 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.

Items
  • Resilience no longer reduces the chance a player will be critically hit by an opponent.
  • Durability: cloth, leather, and mail now have as many points of durability as plate, making the repair cost on death much closer to equal for all classes.

Professions
  • The glyph system has been updated to now feature three different types of glyphs. Many class glyphs have been added, altered, or moved to different glyph types.

User Interface
  • Spell Alerts have been added to notify players when procs on select spells and abilities occur. A visual notification will display around the character and the activated ability will be highlighted on the action bar.
  • The Arena Teams pane has been improved.
  • The Character pane has been redesigned. Character stats can now be shown or hidden via the Show All Details/Hide All Details button on the bottom left. When shown, all character stats will be visible in a window to the right of the pane. Stat sections can be reorganized by clicking and dragging them up or down the pane.
  • The Professions panes now have more filtering and search functionality, as well as buttons to easily link recipes in the chat frame.
  • A Professions screen has been added to the Spellbook to better display the details of a character’s primary and secondary professions.
  • Many of the yellow System Messages that would display in the chat frame when leveling up have been removed.
  • New text animations now alert players as they level up, also providing information on when new talents, spells and abilities are available.
  • Professions and Class Trainers windows have been altered to more clearly display available and upcoming purchases.
  • New Raid frames are now. They can also be used in place of the standard 5-player party interface via the User Interface options.
  • The Spellbook interface has been improved for greater ease-of-use and visual appeal.
  • For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros Forum: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/bo...&forumId=11114
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.0.1 now on Test Realms started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 267 Comments
  1. Cernunnos's Avatar
    Looking like cataclysms release is pretty damn soon then,
  1. WarriorGuides's Avatar
    whats cata only stuff mean?
  1. pomop's Avatar
    Woot

    ---------- Post added 2010-09-12 at 04:06 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by WarriorGuides View Post
    whats cata only stuff mean?
    It means things such as Worgens, 80-85 zones and stuff like that isn't ready. Basically just quests, new environment, talent trees etc.
  1. Cernunnos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by WarriorGuides View Post
    whats cata only stuff mean?
    Achaeology. The new instances and raids. Things like that.
  1. Narshe's Avatar
    This patch is 16gb. Either theyre showing the remolded Azeroth on PTR or their including the data for the new Azeroth ahead of time, so that they can simply "unlock" it once Cat ships (during downtime).

    16gb also sounds about right for what should be released for Cat. I know Beta is something like 25gb but that would shrink once the "live" build is ready.

    Edit: 16gb could also just mean their including the Cataclysm "world event" that theyve been talking about. It could be hidden in the files?
  1. Force9's Avatar
    "Resilience no longer reduces the chance a player will be critically hit by an opponent."
    ohohoreeeeaaaally?
  1. garylisk's Avatar
    ZOMG I am hyped!

    I suppose the new Race/Class combos are considered "Cataclysm-Only"? Dying to get my hands on a Troll Druid, even though I am rolling one when Cata comes out.
  1. Sollace's Avatar
    Wait...so i cant test the class changes without being in beta?
  1. Kuromikittie's Avatar
    And people laughed at me when i said nov/dec for release date
  1. Narshe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Force9 View Post
    "Resilience no longer reduces the chance a player will be critically hit by an opponent."
    ohohoreeeeaaaally?
    It means PVE not PVP.
  1. Simca's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Force9 View Post
    "Resilience no longer reduces the chance a player will be critically hit by an opponent."
    ohohoreeeeaaaally?
    It doesn't need to now. The crit chances at level 85 are like 5%.

    Crit reduction is basically built-in.
  1. Magmaros's Avatar
    any idea if the worlds been sundered in the PTR and we have old weather flying yet?
  1. Simca's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Narshe View Post
    This patch is 16gb. Either theyre showing the remolded Azeroth on PTR or their including the data for the new Azeroth ahead of time, so that they can simply "unlock" it once Cat ships (during downtime).

    16gb also sounds about right for what should be released for Cat. I know Beta is something like 25gb but that would shrink once the "live" build is ready.

    Edit: 16gb could also just mean their including the Cataclysm "world event" that theyve been talking about. It could be hidden in the files?
    The beta build and the PTR build are exactly the same except one has the new changes enabled and one doesn't.
  1. Starsack's Avatar
    Im loving it!

    My rogue has almost 10k more hp on the ptr than on live its crazy!
  1. Kuromikittie's Avatar
    I'm Downloading now to see the Boomie and DK changes
  1. Sazbi's Avatar
    omg yesssss
  1. pomop's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by garylisk View Post
    ZOMG I am hyped!

    I suppose the new Race/Class combos are considered "Cataclysm-Only"? Dying to get my hands on a Troll Druid, even though I am rolling one when Cata comes out.
    Blizz already said that combos will be coming in the patch, but Worgen and Goblin are coming with cataclysm.
  1. Eyeball2452's Avatar
    Hmm, Blizzard is actually hitting milestones and release dates. Scary, but cool at the same time.

    I'm excited for Cataclysm ... well, after I'm done playing Halo for the next two months anyway.
  1. cogzwell's Avatar
    Man.... downloading the ptr update is taking WAY to long
  1. Toastythetoasted's Avatar
    "with large grin" EXELLENT now next step take over the world!!!!! after probibly a 12 hour download....

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