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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. necoanonymoose's Avatar
    There's one question you didn't answer, will patch 4.0 add the new class / race combonations?
  1. lios's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by necoanonymoose View Post
    There's one question you didn't answer, will patch 4.0 add the new class / race combonations?
    No.
  1. jangkun's Avatar
    yes
  1. Fateq's Avatar
    so i dled it and got the cata patch thing going then i played while it was streaming but i closed the wow game any idea how i can get back on it? its not in the ptr downloader folder and cant seem to find the launcher anywhere
  1. phyrix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by necoanonymoose View Post
    There's one question you didn't answer, will patch 4.0 add the new class / race combonations?
    Yes and no.

    Yes, as in, yes it will be in the game, implemented in the files.

    No, as in, it's in there, but it'll be locked till the official release.
  1. mikisulu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sakashima View Post
    Actually that just means we'll be rid of the shitty players that only tanked or healed for the sake of a fast queue/raid invite, who we put up with for the sake of our own convenience, and the tanks/healers that were actually worth a damn will still be around. In other words, bad players can no longer live under the delusion that they aren't bad.
    That may be true, but the fact will remain, fewer tanks and healers and even longer wait time for dps.
  1. Logicknot's Avatar
    So who thinks that the felguard for warlocks at lvl 10 is terrible. The imp does more damage and it can't taunt so no holding threat either
  1. mikisulu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Deattt View Post
    Does anyone have solution how to fix this error "The shortcut "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\World of Warcraft Public Test\Blizzard Technical Support.lnk" could not be created. The file "TechSupport.url" could not be found." I am using Windows 7 ultimate 64bit version. Already tried to run it as administrator without positive results.
    Install wow in C:/users/public/wow. That was the only way i could make wow work in my windows vista ultimate 64 bit version.
  1. Skutch's Avatar
    and now when i try to log PTR it crashes...lol.

    this concludes the test.
  1. quiz's Avatar
    Going to test the Moonkin Eclipse mechanic first.
  1. Greened's Avatar
    Anyone else have the problem of getting Critical Errors when loading a character? And how do I fix this?
  1. zorg's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shorteh View Post
    What I find more scary is how when I log on Beta; I feel like they still have a lot more work to do.
    I just hope we don't get Cataclysm released full of bugs and issues that were reported a bazillion times...
    This so badly...beta in my eyes still has along way to go and its rather naieve of blizz if they think otherwise and that its about wrapped up...
  1. Omians's Avatar
    so in the PTR people are able to bug themselves to be able to fly in Azeroth, some guy is charging 500 gold just to tell how its done XD
  1. Alfadorfox's Avatar
    There's a rather NICE bug in the PTR.

    If you go through a Shattrath or Dalaran portal or the Dark Portal while on a flying mount, it does not dismount you or convert it to ground form. You can fly in capital cities and around the Dark Portal.

    Unfortunately, if you get too far away from the Dark Portal or outside of a capital city, it dismounts you. This can be fatal.

    However...

    ...it does not de-shapeshift druids in Swift Flight Form. (I've been unable to test normal Flight Form since I don't have a druid without Swift Flight Form trained and I don't think I can create and level a new one to 60 before they patch this bug.)

    I was able to get all the way from the Dark Portal to Blackrock Mountain (trying the same trip on a Black Drake for an ironic screenshot was what led me to discover the fatal-dismount field outside the Dark Portal and Undercity) and from Thunder Bluff to Hyjal--where the No Man's Land debuff is still in effect, I got ported to Darkwhisper Gorge. Finished up by getting a nice screenshot of dancing with the Shatterspear Trolls while under the Darkspear Warrior transformation, and made a few new night elf hunters laugh over near Aldrassil. (Teldrassil, by the way, is still incredibly huge. Being able to finally grasp its entire size at once has not decreased its awesomeness for me.)

    So if you've got a druid, take the chance! There'll be no more opportunities to see glitchy areas and bad texture edges after Deathwing destroys... them... hmmm, maybe he's not such a bad dude after all...

    ---------- Post added 2010-09-12 at 08:07 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Omians View Post
    so in the PTR people are able to bug themselves to be able to fly in Azeroth, some guy is charging 500 gold just to tell how its done XD
    Bahaha. Gold. On the PTR. XD

    Besides, if you've read my previous post, you'll know for free.
  1. Omians's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alfadorfox View Post
    There's a rather NICE bug in the PTR.

    Bahaha. Gold. On the PTR. XD

    Besides, if you've read my previous post, you'll know for free.
    i had accualy just figured this out XD, its not really the city its just you cant go to far away from the portal exits
  1. Sammonoske's Avatar
    Interesting to see all the speculations on when Cata comes out. Looking at Beta, there is still so much they need to do. If it even does come out this year, it is going to be rushed to get holiday sales. Hell, Female Worgen have not even be implemented into the game yet.
  1. lsk91'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.
    sorry to dissapoint you but you can't test that yet (nor the Worgen and Goblins)
  1. Foibles's Avatar
    I didn't have enough free space for the whole download, so I cleared up some space and now I keep getting "The installer does not need to be applied. It requires a version of "World of Warcraft.app" older than 4.0.0.12635, but you already have version 4.0.1.12824." every time I try to install.

    No ptr for me I guess
  1. Logicknot's Avatar
    Character Copy is working now.
  1. Tacos's Avatar
    I'm like 5 hours into the download and I still have 5.1GB left to go. is that normal? lol

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