MMO-Champion - Patch 4.2 on June 28th, Rage of the Firelands Wallpaper, 06/16 Notes Update
Oh well I guess that was a lot of news post today. Don't miss the other 2 important announcements:



Patch 4.2 to be released on June 28th
As I mentioned earlier this week, the late PTR build on wednesday means we won't see the patch next week, but the week after. The official site points to a release date on June 28th.



Patch 4.2 - Rage of the Firelands Wallpaper
Blizzard released a nice patch 4.2 themed wallpaper



Patch 4.2 PTR Notes - 06/16 Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Death Knight (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • The talent Killing Machine can now properly be triggered from off-hand attacks as well as main-hand attacks.

Shaman (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Unleash Wind now deals 175% weapon damage, up from 125%.

Enhancement
  • Stormstrike now deals 225% weapon damage, up from 125%.

Currency
Conquest & Honor Points
  • The minimum cap on Conquest Points earned per week from Arenas is now 1500 1350 at 1500 or less Battleground Arena rating. The maximum cap remains 2700 is now 3000 at 3000 or more Battleground Arena rating. The cap continues to scale non-linearly between those two points. For comparison, during season 9 the cap ranged between 1343 and 3000.

  • The game now separately tracks different Conquest Point caps for Battlegrounds and Arenas. The cap for Arena rating will always be 2/3 of the cap for Rated Battleground rating at any given Arena rating. Battleground ratings receive a bonus of 22.2% to the cap they generate, meaning the cap from Battleground rating now ranges between 1650 and 3300. Players may earn a total number of Conquest Points per week equal to the higher of these two caps, but once players have reached the cap for either Arenas or Battlegrounds, they can no longer earn Conquest Points from that source. Conquest Points from Battleground holidays only count toward the total Conquest Point cap.


    • Example: During the first week of Season 10 everyone starts with a rating below 1500. Therefore, the cap from Rated Battlegrounds will be 1500 1650 and the cap from Arena rating will be 1000 1350. In the first week, the character wins enough Arena matches to reach the 1000 1350 point cap. After that point, Arena wins will no longer grant Conquest points for the week. However, the character can still earn up to 500 300 additional points, but can only earn those points from either Rated Battlegrounds, or from the Conquest Point bonus for holiday and/or daily random Battlegrounds. The following week the cap will be recalculated based on the character's ratings, and it is possible Arena rating could now generate the higher cap. The second week, the character's cap from Arena rating is 1600 1800, and the cap from Rated Battlegrounds is 1500 1650. The character has a total cap of 1600 1800 Conquest points for the week. Up to 1500 1650 points can be earned from Rated Battlegrounds, but the last 100 150 must come from a different source.

PvP
Arenas
  • The individual Matchmaking Rating column has been removed from the Arena scoreboard.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.2 on June 28th, Rage of the Firelands Wallpaper, 06/16 Notes Update started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Adrena's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ltsmash View Post
    Anyone else think the patch was pushed back one week because Rift's patch is the 22nd?
    Yeah, because Rift became a real threat to wow....

    Get a grip
  1. Camjee's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Simca View Post
    They should just make so that the farther your ratings are apart, the less the lower player's rating is taken into account.

    E.g. if the highest player and lowest player are less than 150 apart, they use the average MMR of the two players.
    If the highest player and the lowest player are between 150 and 300 apart, they use 60% of the higher player's MMR and 40% of the lower player's MMR.
    If the highest player and the lowest player are between 300 and 450 apart, they use 70% of the higher player's MMR and 30% of the lower player's MMR.
    If the highest player and the lowest player are between 450 and 600 apart, they use 80% of the higher player's MMR and 20% of the lower player's MMR.
    If the highest player and the lowest player are between 600 and 750 apart, they use 60% of the higher player's MMR and 10% of the lower player's MMR.
    If the highest player and the lowest player are over 750 apart, they use the higher player's MMR.

    Problem Solved?
    You really have no idea how the mmr bug works?
  1. bekris's Avatar
    This is the last major patch a great number of people will play... Better things are coming soon.... May the force be with you
  1. Geomatician's Avatar
    Historically most major content patches have been released the week after an arena season has ended, the moment I read arena season ending june 21st I said june 28th patch 4.2. Then Boub claimed 21st June because of Midsummer Festival?

    I'm happy I will probably get my prediction for the date and my prediction months ago of Mid June to early July 4.2 release. But releasing at this time of year does suck.


    Also


    Quote Originally Posted by bekris View Post
    This is the last major patch a great number of people will play... Better things are coming soon.... May the force be with you
    Hint Hint?!
  1. Warkratos's Avatar
    lol, the page now is with 6/16/2011 date o_O
  1. maradorn's Avatar
    lol blizz aready pulled that date from the web site page. http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/patch-notes/4-2 is shows 6/16/2011 now.
  1. mercutiouk's Avatar
    Well, it's just another band-aid till 4.3 but SHAMAN FIXES \o/
  1. Naposim1337's Avatar
    WHAT? no new icons for enhance but a buff? am i dreaming here?
  1. Ghul's Avatar
    boub i think the arrow is way too small, we need at least an additional arrow of the same size!
  1. andrewtillo's Avatar
    That's some dam fine wallpaper. ^_^
  1. Zypherz's Avatar
    Is Ragnaros in that picture to scale? O.oI REALLY want to see what he looks like during his mobile phase on hard mode.
  1. VanishO2's Avatar
    Hahaha told ya... 21 end, new tier with new season only. Players will alread have to gather thousands of points to buy their pvp toys, we don't need to start a new tier before a new season.

    But who knows... Blizzard can aways troll mmo-champion.

    ---------- Post added 2011-06-17 at 12:28 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltsmash View Post
    Anyone else think the patch was pushed back one week because Rift's patch is the 22nd?
    Wouldn't it be better for them to launch 21 and screw Rift patch?
  1. Tenkachii's Avatar
    Yay, the return of my favorite boss ingame on my birthday.
  1. Bruxby's Avatar
    k gonna upgrade my cpu cooler that week just on monday before patch day! cuz u know it's gonna be pretty hot for a few days
  1. Bahska's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bekris View Post
    This is the last major patch a great number of people will play... Better things are coming soon.... May the force be with you
    My answer http://youtu.be/d7fBjaa0odE there will always be someone who says wow is dead for some reason, doesn't make it true.
  1. wownerd104's Avatar
    Hey nice birthday present for ne
  1. Tyranic's Avatar
    To everyone that thinks that Enhancement is getting a big buff: You are mistaken. Those two spells account for a very small percentage of our dps, and are entirely based off of weapon damage. Thus, once we upgrade our weapons, nothing else will really influence those two spells. It does little to address the actual gear scaling problems of enhancement. When 4.2 hits we will see a modest increase in dps, but it will quickly be overcome by everyone elses dps skyrocketing with better scaling with Firelands loot.
  1. F-Minus's Avatar
    you might want to enable cleartype fonts.
  1. Tharays's Avatar
    Remeber that nothing is final for the release patch, they could release it earlier like some other patches. They also made an educated guess buy putting that "release date" on their website. So there is still hope for the patch releasing on June 21st 2011.
  1. Haftepaff's Avatar
    That wallpaper looks awesome!

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