Some servers are already coming up, but you might have to wait a few more minutes to see yours coming back online.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Update - WoWTal.com has been updated with a new feature, you can now click the "Use it ingame!" button to get a /run command to copy and paste in game to automatically spec your char.
Patch 4.0.1 on live servers this week
We have a long maintenance, official previews everywhere, and a couple of information confirming the patch on my side. Patch is this week, enjoy!
Extended Maintenance 4.0.1 Release - 10/12
The Cataclysm water engine should be available in this build, here comes the shiny!
A lot of features from the Cataclysm interface will be introduced with this patch.
Stats changes in 4.0.1
Patch 4.0.1 Class Mechanics Changes
Flexible Raid Lock System in 4.0.1
Reforging is finally here! You can swap 40% of any of the secondary stats of an item (mostly ratings) for another secondary stat. Reforging is done by NPCs in Capital Cities, ask a guard if you want to know where they are!
Power Auras / Spell Procs Alert
The extremely popular Power Auras is now part of the default interface. You will now get visual alerts when most of your procs are ready, each with its own unique art.
Relic Slots Items
Most items had their stats changed a little to match the new mechanics but the biggest change is on relics. They now have stats and can be socketed, future relics will not be restricted to a single class.
Road to 4.0.1 - WoWTal v2!
WoWTal.com is up to date for Patch 4.0.1 and has brand new talent trees, Glyph lists, and more! Check it out!
Currency and Honor Calculator
The old currency and honor points will be converted to new values with this patch! The currency calculator has been updated to the latest values, is now pretty, and even supports the 4000 Justice / Honor points cap for gold conversion!
Emblems and Badges
Upcoming Changes to Glyphs in 4.0.1
Just like any major patch, this one will most likely break a couple of your addons. Most of the popular addons are already updated to support Cataclysm and you probably have tons of time to update them while the servers are down.
- If you hate updating tons of addons, downloading the Curse Client might work just fine for you.
- If you want to save a lot of time over the next weeks and like to update everything in a single click, upgrade to Curse Premium!.
|Deadly Boss Mods||Boss Encounters, and Combat|
|HealBot Continued||Unit Frames, Buffs & Debuffs, and Healer|
|Atlasloot Enhanced||PvP, Arena, Map & Minimap, and Professions|
|X-Perl UnitFrames||Unit Frames, and Raid Frames|
|Auctioneer||Auction & Economy, Mail, and Tooltip|
|Quartz||Combat, and Buffs & Debuffs|
|Prat 3.0||Chat & Communication|
|Bagnon||Bags & Inventory|
|Omen Threat Meter||Boss Encounters, and Combat|
|Titan Panel||Titan Panel|
|Decursive||Buffs & Debuffs, Boss Encounters, Combat, and PvP|
|Atlas||Map & Minimap|
|Gladius||Arena, Combat, PvP, and Unit Frames|
|VuhDo||Buffs & Debuffs, Druid, Healer, Raid Frames, and Unit Frames|
|Tidy Plates||Unit Frames, Artwork, Combat, and Tank|
|More 4.0.1 Add-ons »|
Patch 4.0.1 Classes pages
Classes pages are still the easiest way to get an overview of your class in Patch 4.0.1 without going through tons of diffs! Make sure you check them out!
Patch 4.0.1 Classes Changes
Expansion do not happen that often and I decided to do something stupid. Here is an extensive list of all the classes changes in Cataclysm/Patch 4.0.1!
- This list is ridiculously long, really.
- I'm still working on that list and cleaning it up.
- There is no way I have all the changes listed there, I spent the past 18 hours working on that list and I'm definitely stupid enough to make a couple of errors and forget a few things.
- If something looks like a nerf, keep in mind that it's supposed to be balanced at level 85. A lot of these spells are supposed to run with fully itemized mastery gear, you don't have that yet.
- Report any bug or stupid thing in comments, or better, on Twitter.