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
It's monday, time for your weekly 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. asphyx5's Avatar
    Awesome, That means Stage4 The Elemental Invasion Starts Today. Tomorrow will be Patch 4.03, Then Next Tuesday Nov 23rd will be patch 4.03a "The Shattering" Can't Wait..
  1. garylisk's Avatar
    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.
    Worgen just ruins everything.
  1. MMONew's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by depthnight View Post
    lol. will we get the new login screen in 4.0.3 or 4.0.3a?
    I remeber reading in some blue post that the login screen and cinematic will be in 4.0.3

    EDIT: http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/1...ding-cataclysm
  1. andy_mitchelluk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hammahtime View Post
    Uhhh what? This doesn't make any sense.
    I would imagine it means that if for example you die in Halls of Reflection, entering any of the 3 portals that are there (Pit of Saron, Forge of Souls) will now take you to the instance that you chose via the LFD tool. Very handy for multi point instances like that, or also like Steamvault/Slave Pens/Underbog, which are easy to forget which portal is which.
  1. depthnight's Avatar
    whatabout class/race ? would that be on 4.0.3 too?

    meh. what do they mean when they say pave the way to cataclysm? just finish downloading stuff? is that teh paving.
    and will there be archeology in the patch too?

    sorry for my bad english.
  1. Vook's Avatar
    Will Herald of the Titans become FoS with this patch? I hope not, I've yet to get it with my group!
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    Too bad they still don't have mage glyph's fix little add in the missing one.

    But we might be seeing out lil rag and moonkin now that the patch will be out.
  1. HemmerN's Avatar
    Lock t11 look fairly good on a male worgen
  1. Xistenz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by andy_mitchelluk View Post
    I would imagine it means that if for example you die in Halls of Reflection, entering any of the 3 portals that are there (Pit of Saron, Forge of Souls) will now take you to the instance that you chose via the LFD tool. Very handy for multi point instances like that, or also like Steamvault/Slave Pens/Underbog, which are easy to forget which portal is which.
    Except if you mouse over the portal, it says which instance it is.
  1. keymil's Avatar
    I HOPE it's not this week, but the next. Still need to complete Argent Defender. Also, where's ghost form fix? >.>
  1. Raptorg's Avatar
    Does this patch include the class changes that were made during Beta so far, or is that also a 4.0.3a thing?(example being the always useable rune strike for death knight tanks)
  1. Sebbah's Avatar
    lol the warlock T11 is ugly as hell.
  1. Kasherna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by andy_mitchelluk View Post
    I see no mention of the spectral gryphons (from dying) being fixed.
    I heard somewhere that it's not a bug, someone said that in Cata will be guild achievement that will give you more speed while you are corpse running.

    And i wonder if they will fix bug with cooking badges, bcos i saw blue post where was said that this bug should be fixed in future patch.

    ---------- Post added 2010-11-15 at 03:20 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Sebbah View Post
    lol the warlock T11 is ugly as hell.
    Worgen in lock helm looks funny tbh. XD
  1. Songman's Avatar
    It just seems to me that the Shaman set would seem to fit the Rogue a lot better, and Rogue set would fit the shaman a lot better. A Rogue with a turben, I just dont know...
  1. Skitskraj's Avatar
    My god, fix low lvl pvp already. The only part of the game that was still fun and fairly balanced pre 4.0.1.
  1. Ronoz's Avatar
    1. Warlock Tier Set is the worst looking. Totally uninspired. I'm jealous on all mages. How come they look more evil now and all warlocks get is a pimped version of a green Utgard Keep helm with a random robe and crappy shoulders?
    2. The Patch doesn't seem to address any of the current most annoying issues, for example: Spirit flying mount is slower than walking, Can't buy stacked items on some vendors due "internal error", Sometimes projected textures don't work, Other graphic glitches, etc...
    3. Where is 4.0.2?

    Overall.. im glad they pushing forward with cataclysm. I do hope it will solve everything that is broken right now. We have to wait to see. Too bad this patch looks like a missed opportunity.
  1. Rifee's Avatar
    The best looking race/gender - tier combo imo:

    Death Knight: Draenei Male ( I'm surprised myself that I said that)
    Druid: Tie between Worgen female and Tauren male
    Hunter: Male Goblin based purely on the fact that the sea theme fits their race
    Mage: (they all look awesome lol) Male Undead
    Paladin: Dward male
    Priest: Female draenei or female blood elf tbh...
    Rogue: Troll male
    Shaman: tauren male and female
    Warlock: Tie between Undead male and Worgen male (they bothe actually look good in this set)
    Warrior: Orc male
  1. Selin's Avatar
    I wonder if Blizzard designers will ever understand that female draeneis do NOT have a strong urge to show their hooves while wearing a dress. Deliberately making the draenei robes shorter than robes for other races, only makes it look like The United Tailor Union of Azeroth is operating on a "one size fits all" basis. But if you look -really- closely, you'll notice that draeneis are taller than most other races. So please Blizzard, give us longer robes!

    And for the record, I'm not yelling up on behalf of other tall races, like trolls and tauren. For all I know, they might be proud of their feet... Maybe a horde thing.
  1. Zaelsino's Avatar
    •Male blood elves have received a crash course in dancing and now know to stop dancing when they run.
    Not cool.
  1. Cherrysoul's Avatar
    I wasn't going to race change my lock to a Worgen, but seeing how freaking awesome they look in the T11, (Females that is) I sure as hell will be now.

    Druid set looks fab on the Worgen and Tauren.

    Seeing all the T11 on each Race is quite refreshing tbh. Thanks Boubs.

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