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)
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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. Akalaka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleveneleven View Post
    Doesn't make any sense that world changes but we can't fly in it...
    It doesn't make sense either way, we've had flying mounts since BC and now suddenly we learn to fly them in Azeroth? Dunno why the world changing has anything to do with us learning to fly. It's one of the selling points of Cataclysm, like archaeology.
  1. guarana's Avatar
    They need to add portals to Dalaran & Shattrath from the old world. I guess they have the blasted lands portal now in the major cities which kind of covers Shatt but what about Dalaran? I'm horde so do I have to wait and catch a Zeppelin from UC every time I need to go to Northrend? I'm still farming the polar bear & green proto-drake mounts on my 2 main characters so I'll still be making daily visits to Northrend. Since one of my characters is a mage I will have to move her to a separate account just to allow my priest to port to Dal more easily. This is ridiculous.
  1. Haldurion'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?
    I don't think you quite understand how per centage works...
  1. Coolqwazves's Avatar
    Sounds good, can't wait
  1. Lehnsherr'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.
    Still, why remove them now? I still hang out in Dalaran for ICC, VoA, and the weekly raids. So, now, when Cataclysm drops, I have to fly to Valliance Keep to catch a boat to head back to Stormwind. I find it pointless to remove the portals, even if they are adding class trainers and an AH. You just can't beat fast travel.
  1. hexster420's Avatar
    20% xp reduction thank you I still got a 78 Warrior and 76 Priest to get to 80...this helps alot lol
  1. Flaskhalsen's Avatar
    I'm so glad that I stopped leveling my druid at level 70! Now it'll be super fast to 80 at least
  1. Rivermark's Avatar
    Hooray to removed portals.
  1. Fu1grim's Avatar
    On a side note, why is that tauren communicating with Sauron?
  1. Mandible's Avatar
    Monkeys with bombs / pickaxes... BEST - PET - EVER.
  1. Siton'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?
    Oh god, i rofled.
    In all seriousness though, seems like i'm finally gonna get every damn level 70 char i have to 80. Wie!
  1. Pumps's Avatar
    "What is not in:
    * New Zones (80+)"

    That's not true, they are in. But if you haven't bought Cataclysm you get teleported out of them again if you enter. Hop in the water south of Tanaris and swim around to Uldum, you can look into the zone - which looks fantastic btw.
  1. Vaeku'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.
    What time frame? When it was first announced they said he would randomly be going over zones until he is first defeated. And as we probably won't see him until 4.2 or later (speculation, but I don't think they would have us defeat him in the first major content patch), I think you'll have quite a while to get burninated.
  1. Evilbob51's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sooti View Post
    On a side note, why is that tauren communicating with Sauron?
    Sayge is a gnoll, buddy.
  1. Wannabetank's Avatar
    Im sleep typing at this very moment prepairing to level all my TBC chars i ditched at 70 to 80 before cataclysm. This is just a test run for my cataclysm no lifing. A reason to practice ty blizz.
  1. UraRenge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    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)
    that's....not 100% true.

    If you have the item for the onyxian whelpling, but never USED it, the item itself is BoA, so you can still give it away if you want. It just disappears on use.
  1. Greened's Avatar
    Is that a picture of Garona? :>
  1. anubra's Avatar
    since when is Garona an NE? Garona is an Orc Oo
  1. Zyriax's Avatar
    Does that mean I can make my warrior a Belf next week when the patch hits live?
  1. Punks's Avatar
    Soooooooooooooooooo Glad I fixed my Steamweedle Cartel Rep! I still have Ratchet, and Gadget to fix a wee bit, but Booty Bay is all good. I HIGHLY recommend and Bloossail Admiral to do this NOW.

    The guards hit SO hard (increased level) and with no Flying, the boats are attractive.

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