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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. Evilution's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by saberon2009 View Post
    No No! I wiped the phone clean so it doesn't have an authenticator on it, I just cant login myself now! Can someone please upload the file!?

    After installing it.... how the flying f*** do you plan to login on the server without your lost authenticator? Brilliant.
  1. Rizzix's Avatar
    That November release date that was "Leaked" on MMOwned is looking to be about correct, though I knew from the past it was going to be a November release date considering Blizzard LOVES that month.
  1. saberon2009's Avatar
    I'm phoning Blizzard billing tomorrow when they open, I thought I could at least start the massive download tonight!!!!
  1. chrion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cerus View Post
    Crit chance goes down with each level - duh. Level 85 gear with proper stats is nearly non existent.



    It says "opponents" not NPCs - L2 read.
    Yes even when were geared out in full crit % arena gear and get back to 40-60% crit it will still be ok because the resilience is going to lower the total damage taken even fromt he crits. The reason this is being implemented is so fire mages for example can get hot streaks, therefore making them PVP viable.
  1. Cernunnos's Avatar
    This is essentially the cataclysm version of the patch that hit before Wrath went live that let us use the Wrath talent trees in TBC.
  1. griszek's Avatar
    Holly cow !! - so the end is near :P
  1. pomop's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cernunnos View Post
    This is essentially the cataclysm version of the patch that hit before Wrath went live that let us use the Wrath talent trees in TBC.
    I don't believe so. People in the thread said that it's only talents, ui and other changes. None of the actual changes to the landscape, no event or anything. (From what I read in this thread, that is.)
  1. Zandilar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pomop View Post
    I don't believe so. People in the thread said that it's only talents, ui and other changes. None of the actual changes to the landscape, no event or anything. (From what I read in this thread, that is.)
    Didn't you read what you quoted? That's essentially what they were saying. The Wrath pre-patch let us use Wrath talents, etc, but did not open up Northrend or Death Knights.
  1. Rakavys's Avatar
    PTR is Boooooorrrrrrriiiiiinnnnggg....
  1. Entalpia's Avatar
    In the newest NEWS there should be also that in PTR you cant play new class race combos.
  1. olih27's Avatar
    Yay focus testing D
  1. Nipo's Avatar
    Are they gonna announce the game 3 days after it's on sale or what lol. I know soon(TM) is blizzards thing but marketing-wise you should announce a game at least a 3 months before it's on shelves.
  1. nillerfreak's Avatar
    why isent this one on EU? i cant download it...
  1. jimlow's Avatar
    Christmas has come early!!!!!
  1. malletin's Avatar
    yea gief eu client! im a sad panda i want to test new talents
  1. isendims's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Narshe View Post
    It means PVE not PVP.
    No actually its for both, its gone off the stat
  1. Kekbur's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Narshe View Post
    It means PVE not PVP.
    Actually the tooltip doesn't mention crit at all now, so I guess its both for PvP and PvE.
  1. Cernunnos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pomop View Post
    I don't believe so. People in the thread said that it's only talents, ui and other changes. None of the actual changes to the landscape, no event or anything. (From what I read in this thread, that is.)
    That was my point. The pre wrath patch I was talking about only changed the talent trees. It didn't give us northrend or death knights.


    This PTR gives us the cataclysm talent trees but not troll druids.
  1. Thallidomaniac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by stgeorge78 View Post
    No, that's how they intend it to be now - you have to CC 2 or 3 mobs and carefully pull 1 or 2 mobs at a time. Tank threat is low, DPS threat is high, AOE dmg is crap, tank aoe is crap, healer mana regen is pitifully low and throughput is crap. They claim this is to make the game more "fun" though, but you're just going to have a lot fewer tanks and healers in Cata.
    Well I hope the drastic reduction in DPS isn't gonna be carried onto live. Or else we'd go back to the days of healers and tanks taking painfully long to solo stuff. And I mean where Revenge only hits for like 200, and don't even mention about Resto druid soloing back in original WoW...
  1. Hautch's Avatar
    Are they gonna announce the game 3 days after it's on sale or what lol.
    I think that would be actually funny. Just randomly put Cataclysm in stores with out an announcement. Terrible business strategy, but funny.

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