Patch 4.0.3 on live servers this week
Nothing official, but if everything goes as planned Patch 4.0.3 should be deployed on live servers this week. This is NOT THE PATCH CHANGING THE OLD WORLD, Patch 4.0.3a will do that and the one deployed this week is mostly here to pave the way for the shattering of Azeroth. Patch notes below.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
World of Warcraft Client Patch 4.0.3

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.wow-europe.com/en/patchnotes/

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.wow-europe.com/en/info/un...testrealm.html

General
  • Much of the data being downloaded in patch 4.0.3 will pave the way for the shattering of Azeroth shortly before the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm on December 7.
  • The leader of Wintergrasp raids can no longer kick players from the raid (this change will also apply to Tol Barad in Cataclysm).
  • When in a Looking For Dungeon group, using an instance portal to that instance will now take players to the Looking For Dungeon entrance point instead of the normal destination of that portal. This will make it easier to return to the instance after dying in an LFD group.
  • Honorable Kills are no longer awarded for killing players below level 5.

User Interface
  • Added pets to the new raid unit frames when displayed in party.
  • The default UI Scale has been altered so it will be set at a 1:1 pixel/texel ratio. This will result in a smaller UI appearance for higher resolution monitors.
  • Players may now adjust the local "Lag Tolerance" time for better precision of spell timing. This is an advanced-users-only feature found in the Interface Options (Combat) panel.

Bug Fixes
  • Macros now handle spell variant transitions better. For example, Trap Launcher causes a different version of Frost Trap to be cast. Previously the macro system was not handling this transition properly.
  • Queuing in Looking For Dungeon for a different wing of the instance a player is already in now works properly. For example, a party can now queue for Scarlet Monastery - Library after completing Scarlet Monastery - Graveyard.
  • Killing High Interrogator Gerstahn before killing Emperor Dagran Thaurissan in a Blackrock Depths - Upper City random Looking For Dungeon run will now provide the proper reward. This also applies to Archmage Arugal and the Crown Chemical Company bosses in Shadowfang Keep during the Love is in the Air holiday event.
  • Repeatedly inspecting other players should now function correctly.
  • Area heal-over-time effects should no longer cause players to stand up.
  • Male blood elves have received a crash course in dancing and now know to stop dancing when they run.
  • Drake mounts have gotten bored with gliding and will flap their wings again when flying forward.
  • Druid Flight Form now properly appears in the Spellbook before Expert Riding is learned.
  • Sunfire's damage-over-time effect now deals damage at the same rate as Moonfire's damage- over-time effect.
  • GM Ticket messages should now displace buff icons instead of obscuring them.

Tier 11 Models Preview - All races / Classes / Gender
I've been doing Armor Sets previews for years, and I'm always surprised by how much time I have to spend on it. I know I promised it before the end of last week but ... Monday is close enough, and I'm totally blaming it on the new races/classes conditions!

Most of the screenshots should match the in-game models, except for a few bugs (T11 Priest on female gnomes) but 99% of it is just fine at this point. Races are always screenshoted in the following order: Human, Dwarf, Night Elf, Draenei, Worgen, Gnome, Orc, Troll, Goblin, Undead, Tauren, Blood Elf


Death Knight


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Druid


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Hunter


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Mage


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Paladin


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Priest


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Rogue


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Shaman


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Warlock


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Warrior


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The MMO Report
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Comics
Dark Legacy Comic #264 and Teh Gladiators #183 + #184 are out!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.0.3 this week, Tier 11 All Races/Classes Preview, MMO Report, Comics started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 177 Comments
  1. bethofwow's Avatar
    Wow. This is coming a lot faster than I thought
  1. Archijs's Avatar
    Urm. Do we have to download something?
  1. andy_mitchelluk's Avatar
    I shouldn't imagine 4.03 will be a huge patch. I'd have a guess that the 5.19gb that we had in 4.01 was most of the pre-cata content. 4.03 will probably be just minor updates in the background ready for 4.03a, rolled in with a few bugfixes for live.
  1. MMONew's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Algore View Post
    Doesn't seem to be an exciting patch, more of an minor bugfix patch.

    :I
    The purpose of this patch is to download all the shattering content+some bug fixes

    Hopefully The Shattering will be next week ^^
  1. Drunkenfinn's Avatar
    Alll I have to say is that Male Gnome looks awesome in Warrior T11
  1. Zzad's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fysi View Post
    Love DLC as always.

    And woot T11 mage is awesome!
    Yeah! T11 for mage looks great!
    and warlock t11 so ugly
  1. MMONew's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by andy_mitchelluk View Post
    I shouldn't imagine 4.03 will be a huge patch. I'd have a guess that the 5.19gb that we had in 4.01 was most of the pre-cata content. 4.03 will probably be just minor updates in the background ready for 4.03a, rolled in with a few bugfixes for live.
    Actually I don't think we've downloaded any of the shattering data with 4.0.1

    If this patch is close or the same as the PTR patch, then we would probably have to download 3GB of content
  1. andy_mitchelluk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MMONew View Post
    Actually I don't think we've downloaded any of the shattering data with 4.0.1

    If this patch is close or the same as the PTR patch, then we would probably have to download 3GB of content
    I was thinking that but there's no background downloading going on, and if it was to be a big patch I really can't imagine Blizzard not giving it's player base plenty of time to download it.

    Of course I'm not bothered by a big patch with fast internet, but some people still don't have the luxury of high speed connections.
  1. H0rnedFr0g's Avatar
    Worgen just look so freaking Sweet in any tier..Cant wait!
  1. depthnight's Avatar
    yay! 4.0.3!
  1. Omoidaseba's Avatar
    Yay! I can still land on water.
  1. khalim's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by andy_mitchelluk View Post
    I was thinking that but there's no background downloading going on, and if it was to be a big patch I really can't imagine Blizzard not giving it's player base plenty of time to download it.

    Of course I'm not bothered by a big patch with fast internet, but some people still don't have the luxury of high speed connections.

    they will properly use the stream function that they put in last patch by the looks of things
  1. Deos's Avatar
    Female worgens win the best looking race in t11 contest.
  1. Masrock's Avatar
    Worgen face completely ruins the Mage Tier helm. Pity since it's such an amazing headpiece. Ah well, no respectable Worgen re-roll would make a savage creature into a bookworm class like a mage anyway.
  1. depthnight's Avatar
    lol. will we get the new login screen in 4.0.3 or 4.0.3a?
  1. garylisk's Avatar
    4.0.3 already? I figured we would see the elemental invasion BOSSES before 4.0.3 hit!

    I guess the Cata changes are coming in the mysterious 4.0.3a everyone is talking about.
  1. depthnight's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by garylisk View Post
    4.0.3 already? I figured we would see the elemental invasion BOSSES before 4.0.3 hit!

    I guess the Cata changes are coming in the mysterious 4.0.3a everyone is talking about.
    meh. a long time ago the blues already said 4.0.3a would bring the shattering

    so 4.0.3a is not that mysterious
  1. Hammahtime's Avatar
    When in a Looking For Dungeon group, using an instance portal to that instance will now take players to the Looking For Dungeon entrance point instead of the normal destination of that portal. This will make it easier to return to the instance after dying in an LFD group.
    Uhhh what? This doesn't make any sense.
  1. Shadock's Avatar
    Worgen Male with Mage T11 looks like Terminator ftw!

    ---------- Post added 2010-11-15 at 11:41 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Masrock View Post
    Worgen face completely ruins the Mage Tier helm. Pity since it's such an amazing headpiece. Ah well, no respectable Worgen re-roll would make a savage creature into a bookworm class like a mage anyway.
    I liked it very much :/
  1. garylisk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by depthnight View Post
    meh. a long time ago the blues already said 4.0.3a would bring the shattering

    so 4.0.3a is not that mysterious
    My whimsical has failed. Or you just love pounding in facts that are widely known. Cuz with the procrastination Blizz has been doing to try and keep people happy after over a year of the same content, it's hard to not hear everything a Blue has said is a fact. Seriously.

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