MMO-Champion - Patch 4.2.0a deployed on live realms
Update - Added today's few blue posts. Sadly, nothing really new/exciting and no news of Patch 4.3 yet.
Update - Added Patch 4.2.0A Official Notes

Patch 4.2.0a deployed on live realms
Patch 4.2.0a has been deployed on live realms and your game build should now be 14480. We're not really sure what bugs are fixed with this patch, hopefully we'll get official notes at some point.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Bug Fixes
  • Using an instant cast spell right after a target dies should no longer re-target the dead target’s body.
  • Using an ability immediately after switching targets should no longer affect the previous target.
  • Resolved a movement error when jumping onto an object while experiencing a low frame rate.
  • Mac: Fixed a bug preventing shift and mouse wheel commands from registering properly.
  • Resolved issues that were causing client crashes near Beth’tilac in the Firelands.
  • Disconnecting while riding as a passenger in a vehicle should no longer cause an error upon subsequent login.
  • Entering a password with Japanese Hiragana selected as the keyboard type should no longer cause a crash.
  • Resolved an issue that was causing the client to crash under certain conditions when minimizing the game client.

Items
  • The tooltip color for heirloom items has been returned to gold.

Quests
  • A move enforcement issue has been resolved that was affecting the death knight starting area quest Death Comes From on High.
  • Tarecgosa's platform during the cutscene from Alignment (Elemental Bonds legendary quest) should now be visible before she lands on it.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Tier 11 Shoulders and Head for Justice Points
As of this moment, there aren't any plans to make those items available for Justice Points.

That doesn't necessarily mean that those items are still out of reach, though. We re-tuned the tier 11 raid instances in the hopes that players who haven't seen that content might be willing to give them a shot. If you don't have a group of friends or guild mates that are interested in trying out those raids, the Raid Browser is an under-used tool that can be convenient for getting a raid group started, or for filling the gaps in your raid composition.

(For those who are unaware, the Raid Browser is available as a menu button at the bottom of your interface titled 'Raid') (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Why does Blizzcon exist? Can't Blizzard just attend E3?
E3 is an expo primarily geared toward employees and press in the gaming industry. BlizzCon is a convention we host ourselves for our Blizzard gaming communities. In order to make sure it's packed full of cool stuff, we need to make sure it roughly pays for itself.

The size, scope, and purpose of BlizzCon is so different from E3 that there's no meaningful way to compare the two. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Hiring Game Masters
Hiring Game Masters is a lengthy and expensive process, and one that we are constantly going through. Speaking as a former Game Master myself, it's not an easy job. There's a lot of demands that need to be made, both from the employer and the players that you interact with. Much training is required, and even then, some tasks are limited to more experienced Game Masters.

This is a topic that comes up frequently, and it seems to stem from the general lack of knowledge about how we do the things that we do in Customer Support. Some of that will have to remain a well-protected secret - we provide the best customer support that we can, and we feel that's something extremely valuable that no other company offers at the same level. We know it's important to you guys, and we agree.

However, we're also working on ways to bring to light our policies, procedures, and our day to day lives here so that our players can better understand what's necessary to get these difficult tasks done in the best and most efficient way possible. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
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Comments 133 Comments
  1. xKRUXx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Scream And Fly View Post
    Still didn't fix the Lavabolt Crossbow like they said they would. Oh well.
    really spoils the game for me.. the guns too god dam loud and they said ages ago that they already had a patch for it it just needed to be added to the game and not hotfixed...
  1. Roscoe's Avatar
    Why does Blizzard continue to keep us in the dark about upcoming major patches?
  1. enojy's Avatar
    This mini-patch actually makes me very happy. "Using an ability immediately after switching targets should no longer affect the previous target" has muffed up my intentions of refreshing Lifebloom on my raid tank more times than I can count. Hopefully, this also fixes the targeting issues I've been having in PvP for the past few months as well -- I'll be attacking someone on the run, accumulating combo points, and then all of a sudden, I'm targeting someone else; usually behind me and well out of range.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    ...the Raid Browser is an under-used tool that can be convenient for getting a raid group started, or for filling the gaps in your raid composition.
    *bahahahahahahahaha* "Under-used" is putting it rather lightly. It doesn't get used. At all. Ever.
  1. lanceb's Avatar
    i still hope that they manage to sort out the nameplate bug, it started when they made some changes with the nameplates during wrath and everytime when im in a 5man the nameplates shows throu the textures. is so frustraiting spec when tanking when i constant tab or click on a nameplate that's displayed thru bridges(or other ground areas that have mobs on a lower section) or walls.
    this is an old pic from scholo but its still like that now http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/c...310_181145.jpg according to a gm i talked to others bin reporting the same issues.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lanceb View Post
    i still hope that they manage to sort out the nameplate bug, it started when they made some changes with the nameplates during wrath and everytime when im in a 5man the nameplates shows throu the textures. is so frustraiting spec when tanking when i constant tab or click on a nameplate that's displayed thru bridges(or other ground areas that have mobs on a lower section) or walls.
    this is an old pic from scholo but its still like that now http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/c...310_181145.jpg according to a gm i talked to others bin reporting the same issues.
    Yeah, that's been around ever since the change in WotLK. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Blizzard to fix it this expansion, though. :|
  1. Kore nametooshort's Avatar
    I really can't wait for the preliminary patch notes for 4.3
  1. Quackie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alayea View Post
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    ...the Raid Browser is an under-used tool that can be convenient for getting a raid group started, or for filling the gaps in your raid composition.



    *bahahahahahahahaha* "Under-used" is putting it rather lightly. It doesn't get used. At all. Ever.
    Well said. Besides, everyone knows pugs are wipefests, I'm sure the people you'd find via raid browser wouldn't be any different. Probably worse in most cases.
  1. lilbuddhaman's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alayea View Post
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    ...the Raid Browser is an under-used tool that can be convenient for getting a raid group started, or for filling the gaps in your raid composition.



    *bahahahahahahahaha* "Under-used" is putting it rather lightly. It doesn't get used. At all. Ever.
    Remember when they tried to shove Voice Chat down our throats? By turning it on by default ? Then they defended it like it was the second coming? Then claimed that all the reasons against it were just stubbornness ?

    I *think* that might have been the turning point for me in the "is blizzard completely clueless?" scale.
  1. Vorna's Avatar
    MMO Forgot to mention one of the stealth Changes they did. All the fireland trash had thier movement speed increased so you cannot solo the trash anymore.
    I suggest withdrawing all of your FL epics from the AH. They are gonna skyrocket...
  1. mmathes339's Avatar
    The problem with not putting the tokens up for jp or vp is that now if you're in a bad guild or no guild u have to pug for them. Guess what, most guilds don't want you to go unless you've done the raid before. Blizz wanted to kill pugging by introducing all of the guild stuff, and now pugging is basicly dead unless you want to carry some chump who has no idea wtf he's doing, or run with elitest idiots who just want to fly through crap on alts. Would it be such a travisty to go back to the late WotLK model? I thought it was damn fair imo. Keep the tokens for people to get them for "free", but let the option of getting a full set of gear for points also exist for the unlucky or unguilded. Its the fairest model. That way half of us aren't looking like rejects with awsome t12 set, and then troll leftovers on top. :P
  1. Drudatz's Avatar
    Is it me or did this Patch kill Blizzards Archi/Quest tracker?
  1. Sidone's Avatar
    It only removed the onesi was tracking for me. So i had to "re-track" them.

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