MMO-Champion - 6th Anniversary, Moonkin Hatchling and Lil' Ragnaros Now Available
Update - Added November 29 Patch 4.0.3a Hotfixes and a blue post about the 150mb download you get before entering the game.


150mb "Patch" Download
Originally Posted by Bashiok (Blue Tracker)
It's not a new patch, it's actually "re-downloading" data which will replace current files. It's intended to resolve a few issues including disconnects and 'pink squares'.

As it's not a patch, if you're extremely eager to get into the game (or it's taking too long) you can actually bypass the launcher and run the wow.exe in your game directory and play normally. You can then continue on downloading it later after you're done playing.

WoW's 6th Anniversary
It's WoW's 6th Anniversary in-game! Don't forget to log on all your characters on November 30th or later to get the achievement! Last year, the WoW's 5th Anniversary was available for 2 weeks before Blizzard deactivated it.



Patch 4.0.3a Hotfixes - November 29
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

  • Emalon the Storm Watcher is no longer despawning on death and his corpse can be looted normally.
  • Rain of Chaos cast by the warlock versions of Severed Essence in Icecrown Citadel was doing substantially more damage than intended and has been adjusted.
  • Cataclysm leather can no longer be skinned from low-level NPCs.
  • Azure Watch flight master Zaldaan has been reminded that he should hate the Horde.
  • Alchemists Flask bonus for Flask of Steelskin is now consistent with other profession's Stamina buffs.
  • Characters that have Illustrious Grand Master Engineering are now able to use the Gnomish Army Knife without errors.

Druid (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • It should no longer be possible for any druid to maintain the old talent Predatory Instincts.

Hunter (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • The free Aimed Shot from Master Marksman was dealing too little damage. It now deals the same or a little bit more damage than the base Aimed Shot.
  • Spirit Bond is now correctly applied when monkey or dog pets are active.
  • The Gorishi Fledgling Colossus is now longer immobile when tamed.

Paladin (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Sanctuary now functions correctly for paladins below level 30 and no longer refunds talent points upon relogging or zoning.
  • Light of Dawn casts correctly and does not produce an error when it does not hit a targeted ally.

Quests
  • The Bulging Sack of Gold rewarded upon completion of the quest "Forged Documents" now actually contains gold.
  • The Fireliminator X-21 quest item for the quest "When Science Attacks" is no longer able to be used outside of Azshara.
  • The Mad Magus Tirth's Soul effect from the quest "The Mad Magus" is now zone-bound to Thousand Needles.
  • Players can no longer receive Bloodsail Buccaneers reputation by killing Booty Bay Bruisers when phased after completing the quest "Doublerum".
  • General Grimaxe and his Dark Iron Golem should now correctly spawn for all players on the quest "Grimaxe's Demise".
  • Level 61+ players should now be able to complete the quest "Uther's Blessing" by using the item Chillwind Tribute at Uther's Tomb.
  • "A Mother's Worries" in Wetlands should now display quest text.
  • Players with the Enchanted Imp Sack aura from the quest "Do the Imp-Possible" in Felwood are no longer able to use their mount to carry passengers.
  • Skybreaker Recon Fighters are visible now and it is again possible to complete the quests "Keeping the Alliance Blind" and "Blinding the Eyes in the Sky" in Icecrown.
  • Banshee Essences can now be looted by all party members in Stratholme.
  • The Desolace quest "Satyrical Offerings" is no longer flagged for Cataclysm and can be obtained without the expansion.
  • The Southern Barrens quest "Segmentation Fault: Core Dumped" now correctly awards experience, money, and reputation upon completion.
  • Carrion Scarabs spawned by the Crypt Horrors in Eastern Plaguelands are now correctly level 40.
  • The quest "The Hunter's Way" is now first available at level 8, down from level 10.
  • The murlocs for the quest "Ever So Lonely" now correctly respawn as players capture them.

Moonkin Hatchling and Lil' Ragnaros Now Available
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
We're pleased to announce that the two recently revealed in-game pets, Lil' Ragnaros and the Moonkin Hatchling, are now available in the Pet Store section of the online Blizzard Store at a price of $10 each.

Lil' Ragnaros, the Tiniest Firelord

Ragnaros, the dread master of all fire elementals, will return in Cataclysm to avenge his defeat in Molten Core. And what better way to head into battle than with a miniature version of the firelord himself following at your beck and call? Lil' Ragnaros, just like his full-scale namesake, burns with constant fury (not to mention flames that serve as a handy cooking fire) and comes equipped with the legendary hammer Sulfuras. And as a being of pure elemental fire, he has no need to walk from place to place -- he just submerges into the magma below the world's surface when you start walking and reemerges when you stop.

Moonkin Hatchling Charity Pet -- For the Children!

The googly-eyed Moonkin Hatchling, which comes in unique Horde and Alliance versions, will occasionally plant flowers at your feet, and happily /dances with any willing partners. Like last year's Pandaren Monk, the Moonkin Hatchling has a soft spot for helping children. For every Moonkin Hatchling adopted from November 29 through December 31, 2010, Blizzard Entertainment will donate 50% of the $10 purchase price to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.


Thanks to the support of all the World of Warcraft players out there who purchased the Pandaren Monk last year, we were able to donate more than $1.1 million to Make-A-Wish this past February. We’re looking forward to making another big contribution to this great cause on behalf of the World of Warcraft community following the close of this year’s promotion.

To learn more about the Pet Store, please visit the Pet Store FAQ, and for more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation® in the U.S. visit www.wish.org and outside the U.S. visit www.worldwish.org.






This article was originally published in forum thread: Moonkin Hatchling and Lil' Ragnaros Now Available started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 169 Comments
  1. Buckwald's Avatar
    Just bought mine! Woo!
  1. Izuria's Avatar
    Cute little fellows.
  1. Kalx's Avatar
    got lil' rag, and the little guy works as a campfire... hilarious!
  1. Garots's Avatar
    Moonkin......oh yes.
  1. AetherMcLoud's Avatar
    Ragnaros submerging instead of walking? And serving as a cooking fire and wielding a tiny sulfuras? Must have!
    And the moonkin too, planting flowers and dancing with people? How awesome is that.

    Blizzard sure knows it's crack.
  1. Znuff's Avatar
    take my money blizzard! Have them all! Here! Now!
  1. ChildeRoland's Avatar
    I suddenly wanted to spend money on the pet store
  1. Faunwea's Avatar
    hell yaz!
  1. Zamiel's Avatar
    Anyone know if the lil rag pet like burns critters like the lil kt freezes them? Cause if he does Im totally buying one.
  1. Hokuto's Avatar
    Lil'Rag as cooking fire... That's absolutely brilliant.
  1. Zogrim's Avatar
    no pet for the anni, no gratz to wow from me! fu!
  1. LoLHellcy's Avatar
    the moonkin hatchling is SO CUTE....must have?
  1. Pumps's Avatar
    Its amoral to abuse charity to make money for yourself in this way, so you can forget about that Blizzard.
  1. Sonneillon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pumps View Post
    Its amoral to abuse charity to make money for yourself in this way, so you can forget about that Blizzard.
    Yeah blizzard, I'd rather children die painfully and never have any joy in their short lives than have part of something you were going to sell anyway go towards that. Blizzard what a bunch of assholes.
  1. Frozenbeef's Avatar
    Maestro cards cant buy it? 0o
  1. The Glitch's Avatar
    Just bought a Mini Moonkin for myself and for my friend as a christmas gift, and a little Rag for myself also And omg CUTE!, I love them <3

    It's just too much for my Pet-o-holic ways! 142 pets and counting! nom nom nom ...oh and a Bananas on the way as soon as the redemption page is fixed <3
  1. khythil's Avatar
    I Do not see why they sell these pets for RL money but when it comes to buying gold for that broke toon thats a huge nono, come on blizz you make 99mil a month just off of us signing up monthly, why do you need more money for some dumb pet. Why not put the pet in game and make a cool achievement that you have to do to get the pets. No that would probably be to hard like putting out a game on patch day with no bugs so that the ppl that pay 14.99 a month to you guys can actually say that it was worth it. This in no way has anything bad about mmo-champion you guys are great and thank you for bringing us our nerd news for the day.
  1. Sariena's Avatar
    Bought 'em both, they're awesome.
  1. Sonneillon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by khythil View Post
    I Do not see why they sell these pets for RL money but when it comes to buying gold for that broke toon thats a huge nono, come on blizz you make 99mil a month just off of us signing up monthly, why do you need more money for some dumb pet. Why not put the pet in game and make a cool achievement that you have to do to get the pets. No that would probably be to hard like putting out a game on patch day with no bugs so that the ppl that pay 14.99 a month to you guys can actually say that it was worth it. This in no way has anything bad about mmo-champion you guys are great and thank you for bringing us our nerd news for the day.
    On one side you have the people who abhor charity donations and on the other you have people that abhor spending money. If its that big a deal don't buy it.
  1. Hypothermia's Avatar
    Just got mine as well! The moonkin is soooooooooooo cute.

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