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. Fysi's Avatar
    Love DLC as always.

    And woot T11 mage is awesome!
  1. Eixel's Avatar
    The male Orc Hunter on the left, looks really good.
    Nice detailed face too
  1. ZeroWashu's Avatar
    Does 4.03 bring new race/class combos? If so, I have my work cut out for me these coming weeks.
  1. cerbul's Avatar
    How about changing the wings behaviour and flap wings only when the drake is flying in a slightly up direction?
    And let it glide smoothly when is going down?
  1. andy_mitchelluk's Avatar
    I see no mention of the spectral gryphons (from dying) being fixed. I hope to god that it IS fixed. Heroic Lich King attempts are getting annoying as hell!
    Other than that, I expected 4.03 around now and I'd bet 4.03a will be like the week before Cata is out.
  1. Listra's Avatar
    is this the patch that will see the removal of Invincible? or is that 4.0.3a
  1. Glomp's Avatar
    This pleases me.

    "Drake mounts have gotten bored with gliding and will flap their wings again when flying forward."

    This disappoints me.
  1. darkthunder's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Listra View Post
    is this the patch that will see the removal of Invincible? or is that 4.0.3a
    Afaik, none of the WotLK mounts are being removed. However those that have a guaranteed drop currently, will likely be reduced to something around 1%.
  1. Onatar's Avatar
    •Repeatedly inspecting other players should now function correctly.

    Yay!
  1. andy_mitchelluk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Listra View Post
    is this the patch that will see the removal of Invincible? or is that 4.0.3a
    No changes to current game content are coming with 4.03. It's just basically the pre-download of 4.03a, which will then see pretty much all of the pre-Cata changes implemented.

    I'm personally hoping that Invincible/Mimi's Head drop rates don't change until Cata is out, but if Wrath is anything to go by, they will be with the final patch before release.
  1. lancore89's Avatar
    The leader of Wintergrasp raids can no longer kick players from the raid (this change will also apply to Tol Barad in Cataclysm)
    Hell no!
  1. Listra's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by darkthunder View Post
    Afaik, none of the WotLK mounts are being removed. However those that have a guaranteed drop currently, will likely be reduced to something around 1%.
    Removed, Reduced Drop Rate, same thing. but this is the week?!?
  1. bcl0328's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Listra View Post
    Removed, Reduced Drop Rate, same thing. but this is the week?!?
    same thing, really? -.-
  1. Listra's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bcl0328 View Post
    same thing, really? -.-
    it is to me, seeing as i was due to get it this reset, but stupid internet got in the way!
  1. Elrandir's Avatar
    Is the blood dk rune fix and rune strike included? And what about the gazillion other bugs like having to requeue for WG or shoulders not showing or guild message of the day not always showing, aaaaaargh!
  1. Astroape's Avatar
    Hmm, what about the abnoxious DCs with subsequent 5 minute long loading screens?
    What about the perma DC when steping into water on the Eck fight in Gundrak? (where you have to log on other char and ask GM to unstuck you :/)

    I do hope the acknowledged those and will address them before Cata since the former in particular is really a game breaker these days...
  1. Lagash's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Astroape View Post
    Hmm, what about the abnoxious DCs with subsequent 5 minute long loading screens?
    What about the perma DC when steping into water on the Eck fight in Gundrak? (where you have to log on other char and ask GM to unstuck you :/)

    I do hope the acknowledged those and will address them before Cata since the former in particular is really a game breaker these days...
    Darnit, I hate that incessant flapping of drakes. Back to my flying machine!

    Oh and could someone explain that Sunfire change? Was it dealing more damage or less damage than Moonfire?
  1. Evenstarr's Avatar
    Phew i thought that was my last run in Zg today >.< that leaves me 3-5 kills left to get the tiger, no high hopes left.
  1. xiza's Avatar
    i hope this patch includes the fix for the northern spices.. i still can't buy that bloody item >
  1. Algore's Avatar
    Doesn't seem to be an exciting patch, more of an minor bugfix patch.

    :I

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