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. Fire Stander's Avatar
    Nooo the Portals, I think it's time to tape a mage to my main. Though I am very much looking forward to teh changes, a new Azeroth to explore ^^
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flashur View Post
    Will the new fishing and cooking dailies be available in 4.0.3a?
    I've seen the new cooking daily on the ptr havn't seen the fishing and we can buy a few new cooking things just not make them.
  1. Silvertaurus's Avatar
    Druids, paladins, priests, and shaman will have their talent trees reset
    Where can find recap what changes to trees are coming ? Are those current beta ones ?
  1. Soldan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ZaneBusby View Post
    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. -.-
    You can always use teh BG sign up window to sign up for WG >_> Its been tehre for a while now
  1. flashur's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by furydeath View Post
    I've seen the new cooking daily on the ptr havn't seen the fishing and we can buy a few new cooking things just not make them.
    Do you have fishing on the PTR? premades on beta didn't have fishing, so the daily only appeared after learning the tradeskill.
  1. Rokee's Avatar
    Yeah, new pets!
    I'll tame Chromaggus ASAP
  1. Silvertaurus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flashur View Post
    Do you have fishing on the PTR? premades on beta didn't have fishing, so the daily only appeared after learning the tradeskill.
    Fishing daily were already in early beta (begining of september).
    There was one :
    - kill a deer in Azashara for its eye
    - use an eye as lure
    - catch carp in Orgrimmars waters, near taurens district
  1. Siboth's Avatar
    ehh potrals and Archeology in cata, well i just have to skill fishing then
  1. flashur's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daros View Post
    Fishing daily were already in early beta (begining of september).
    There was one :
    - kill a deer in Azashara for its eye
    - use an eye as lure
    - catch carp in Orgrimmars waters, near taurens district
    I know they were. But if you make a premade, you won't have the fishing skill and so need to learn it before being able to pick up the fishing daily. My point was that if the other person created a premade, it might not have fishing and so couldn't see the daily.
  1. Pellaeon's Avatar
    I welcome the change to 71-80 leveling as I just so happen to have a 71 warlock I want to have at 80 soon! Although, on the flip side, having no portals in dalaran for alliance means a lot of folks will end up going to Howling Fjord or Borean Tundra and using the boats back to the mainland a LOT more often, unless they will actually allow us to fly across the ocean from Borean Tundra to say, Stormwind, with no fatigue!
  1. Tokas's Avatar
    "Experience required to gain levels 71 through 80 is being reduced by 20%" me so happy happy troll!
  1. crsh1976's Avatar
    The Darkmoon Faire promo site is interesting, but sadly plagued with embarrassing typos and layout errors (at least on my end).
  1. Howard Moon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dampo View Post
    is it total 20% removed from 71-80 or is it for every level 20% less exp?
    0.2 * (A+B+C) = 0.2*A + 0.2*B + 0.2*C

    So unless I fail at math, the two things you said are the same.
  1. Zerio's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GetinmaBelly View Post
    Also wondering this, anyone?cant find any reason why the reset.
    Not sure, if most of you stopped reading halfway down but the reason for the reset is posted in their. As stated by a blue, it is because of several talent revisions for those classes.
  1. Burnwild's Avatar
    Took the destiny test twice. Both times a druid. Kind of wanted to be a shaman.
  1. thatbezoguy's Avatar
    According to the destiny test, I am destined to be a druid. It's funny because I was thinking of switching my druid to my main.

    I'm liking the 20% experience reduction for 71-80, mostly because I have a lot of alts in the 60+ range.
  1. Katana Angel's Avatar
    I'm giddy as a schoolgirl to make my Troll Druid. Plus that EXP drop will be fantastic for getting my lock to 80.
    Also, that fortune page is kinda fun. Yeah, I did see a few errors on my end, and yeah it's all facebook'd, but meh. I got a paladin on the quiz- amusing since that's my main.
  1. Burnwild's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thatbezoguy View Post
    According to the destiny test, I am destined to be a druid. It's funny because I was thinking of switching my druid to my main.

    I'm liking the 20% experience reduction for 71-80, mostly because I have a lot of alts in the 60+ range.
    Haha yeah, same. Druid was the first toon I made, but I've been playing a mage as my main for awhile. I will follow destiny. Druid it is. but shaman is my leveling alt for now.
  1. Miri's Avatar
    The destiny test says I'm destined to be a Warlock...which was my second character leveled to 70 in BC I need to play my Lock more.
  1. Ektoplasme's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dampo View Post
    is it total 20% removed from 71-80 or is it for every level 20% less exp?
    Dude, that's the same!

    If you remove 20% exp of each level, that means 20% less overall between 71 and 80...

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