MMO-Champion - Darkmoon Faire Fortune, Patch 4.0.3a content, Blue Posts, Fan Art
If you missed it, make sure you check Yesterday's Dev Chat

What's in Patch 4.0.3a
Sammew posted an interesting list of the features you should and should not expect in Patch 4.0.3a on the official forums. Zarhym also jumped in, and announced a 20% reduction to the XP required to gain levels from 71 to 80.

What is not in:
  • Creating worgen/goblin characters
  • Worgen/Goblin start zones
  • Archeology
  • Professions past 450 (Illustrious Grand Master)
  • Guild leveling
  • Guild achievements
  • Eastern Kingdoms/Kalimdor flight
  • New Zones (80+)

What is in:
  • Portals in Dalaran/Shattrath Removed
  • Class trainers in Dalaran where portals once were
  • New race-class combinations (excluding worgen/goblin)
  • New Gnome/Troll starting areas
  • Changes to existing zones
  • New cata load screens
  • New cata intro cinematic
  • New cata login screen
  • New music
  • City Quartermasters, with rep tabards
  • Bug fixes
  • Class balancing
  • Druids, paladins, priests, and shaman will have their talent trees reset
  • Experience required to gain levels 71 through 80 is being reduced by 20%
  • New tamable hunter pets (Monkey, fox, dog, and beetle, as well as new skins for existing pet classes.)

Originally Posted by Zarhym (Blue Tracker)
Good thread, Sammew. Aside from content, also included in the upcoming patch are several class balance changes and bug fixes. Due to several talent revisions for select classes, druids, paladins, priests, and shaman will have their talent trees reset.

Experience required to gain levels 71 through 80 is being reduced by 20%.

You'll also get the Cataclysm introductory cinematic and new login screen.

Your Fortune Awaits
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
The ground trembles beneath your feet and sinister cultists speak of impending doom. Loved ones have gone missing and the appearance of angered elementals only adds to the confusion. What does the future hold for Azeroth's heroes? What fortune awaits within Sayge’s cards? Visit the Darkmoon Faire and shed light on these mysteries.

Join the ranks of the Horde or the Alliance by taking the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm personality test. Gain insight into your destiny by answering a series of questions that probe into your inner workings and draw fortune's cards to catch a glimpse of the future.

By "Liking" and "Sharing" content on the site, taking the personality test, and submitting original images or videos to our contests, you can help unlock exclusive content for the Horde or Alliance!


Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Stood in the Fire Feat of Strength
It'll be virtually impossible to predict when and where he'll show up. Deathwing does what he wants. Waiting in a random zone for him to show up is not going to be very effective. It could literally take days for him to hit the zone you're in. (Source)

Official Forums
All forums are now read only. We'll see you over at the new site! (Source)

Onyxian Whelpling
It was a pet rewarded to any characters that logged on during the 5th year anniversary. While some special pets are account-wide and mailed on new character creation, the Onyxian Whelpling was not one of them. (Source)

Loremaster in Cataclysm
We hope to release more details about Loremaster tomorrow. Stay tuned! (Source)

Death Knight (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Horn of Winter
The behavior you're describing is the result of a bug which will be fixed in the next patch prior to the release of Cataclysm. You will again be able to toot your own horn to gain runic power, you just won't get the Attack Power benefit if a similar buff is already present. (Source)

Fan Art
A new Fan Art has been added to the official site.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Darkmoon Faire Fortune, Patch 4.0.3a content, Blue Posts, Fan Art started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 132 Comments
  1. Inigo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Olumdril View Post
    So, what IS a good way to get [Stood in the Fire]? Considering the time frame we've got I'd hate not getting it.

    Also, does anyone know if 4.0.3a will have any new achievements available? I need something to pass the time! Everything I've read about it so far includes announcements about guild achievements not being in there, but I want to know about personal achievements!
    Loads of new achieves are there, not sure how much of them you can do.

    Could always go on the ptr and check..not as if you need to download the full client now.
  1. ZaneBusby's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bethofwow View Post
    The two major reasons people needed to portal from Dalaran to a major city, auction house and class trainers, have been added to the city. So really, those portals have become pointless.
    Hmm. I only use Dalaran to get the hell out of Dalaran... It's way too much of a lagfest for me. Usually if I participate in Wintergrasp, then want to get to org, my only way is to fly to dal, then port to org... Now I'm going to be stuck in Northrend, and have to fly all the way out to Borean Tundra/Howling Fjord and catch the zeppelin? -.-

    I wouldn't mind if they changed it with Cata, when I would never go to WG again, but for the next 3 weeks I'll still be going... Then now I'm going to be getting stuck. -.-
  1. Duallegend's Avatar
    So, we get it this week?

    Nice fan art
  1. Nørf's Avatar
    Anyone got a clue of why the four healing classes is getting talent resets?
  1. Dampo's Avatar
    is it total 20% removed from 71-80 or is it for every level 20% less exp?
  1. dope_danny's Avatar
    pushing back archeology to cata? its not just me, it was coming before like inscription yes?
  1. Sargerus's Avatar
    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU i'm a Huntard!!!!!!
  1. greyghost's Avatar
    Oh goody, a contest that makes you use the Facebook integration with Battle.net. How clever.
  1. bethofwow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Olumdril View Post
    So, what IS a good way to get [Stood in the Fire]? Considering the time frame we've got I'd hate not getting it.

    Also, does anyone know if 4.0.3a will have any new achievements available? I need something to pass the time! Everything I've read about it so far includes announcements about guild achievements not being in there, but I want to know about personal achievements!
    Basically you have to be "fortunate" enough to be questing/exploring a zone when Deathwing decides to do a little landscaping. Then it's a matter of being in the line of fire as he nukes. From what I heard, he emote a zone wide /yell to warn us he is coming.

    As for missing out on the achievement, you will have plenty of chances. He will keep doing this in a random zone until he is killed in the game story, which won't be for quite a while.
  1. Rezzyk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Manifestatio View Post
    Cool! That Feat of Strength - Stood in the Fire :]
    It's actually a 10 point achievement, not a Feat

    ---------- Post added 2010-11-19 at 12:48 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Olumdril View Post
    Also, does anyone know if 4.0.3a will have any new achievements available? I need something to pass the time! Everything I've read about it so far includes announcements about guild achievements not being in there, but I want to know about personal achievements!
    All the Cata achievements are in. Just pop on the PTR to see. I'm not sure how many you can do without the Cata content, though. Maybe fishing?

    ---------- Post added 2010-11-19 at 12:49 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by dope_danny View Post
    pushing back archeology to cata? its not just me, it was coming before like inscription yes?
    On the plus side, I assume I can get Archaelogy as soon as I buy Cata? So I guess I have something to do for the 3 hours before I can start leveling >.<
  1. Barthandelus's Avatar
    No portals to capitals? Guess il reroll mage for convenience
    No flying till cata? Well that just sucks
  1. GetinmaBelly's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nørf View Post
    Anyone got a clue of why the four healing classes is getting talent resets?
    Also wondering this, anyone?cant find any reason why the reset.
  1. Castia's Avatar
    Experience required to gain levels 71 through 80 is being reduced by 20%

    woot thats a nice change...faster we can get through northrend the better :P
  1. Daxen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Specops View Post
    Someone mind explaining why just these selected classes? What am I missing here? :3
    " Due to several talent revisions for select classes, druids, paladins, priests, and shaman will have their talent trees reset."
  1. sondrizzle's Avatar
    Damn it, stupid personality test. I've taken it twice and ended up with either warrior or rogue, two classes I don't play at all. I want the death knight! Seriously, I take all the evil choices and still end up with something nice. Stupid test.
  1. Demoncrash's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sondrizzle View Post
    Damn it, stupid personality test. I've taken it twice and ended up with either warrior or rogue, two classes I don't play at all. I want the death knight! Seriously, I take all the evil choices and still end up with something nice. Stupid test.
    Rogues aren't really known for being nice
  1. flashur's Avatar
    Will the new fishing and cooking dailies be available in 4.0.3a?
  1. Eleveneleven's Avatar
    Doesn't make any sense that world changes but we can't fly in it...
  1. Harith's Avatar
    so now you can get 45% extra exp with shoulders, chest, cloak, helm, ring and guild rank on top of that you need 20% less exp 71-80 ok so that is gonna take about 2-3 days game time then to get to 80 sens my friend just did 1-80 in just over 4 days played sems kinda fast and not at all needed well it is gonna speed up my goal of 10 lvl 85 chars all with maxed proffs
  1. Sonoka's Avatar
    Awesome, awesome, awesome and AWESOME!
    Woohoo, free talent point reset for 3 of my 4 characters, gotta love that.
    Lowered exp, my friend is gonna love that since he just hit northrend for the first time!
    New race/class combos! Night Elf Paladin here I co.. oh wait, nevermind.. guess I'm stuck as Dwarf forever.
    Would have loved to see Worgen Paladins tho.. -.-' Since they have priests, and humans could be paladins, worgen are cursed humans.. I mean, common!
    Buuuut, then again, I still love being a dwarf with my golden beard covering up 70% of my face

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