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)
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.2.0a deployed on live realms started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 133 Comments
  1. slinkeril's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Waniou View Post
    The patch notes explicitly state that it's fixed.

    Where exactly do they state this as i have yet to find anywhere the actual official patch notes for 4.0.2a anywhere
  1. Hammahtime's Avatar
    The tab target problem will also randomly target a mob waaaaaaaaaaay on the other side of the room you don't want. This is a problem for hunters.casters as a mistimed tab target can possibly cause a wipe.
  1. Jaq's Avatar
    I didn't run into the tab targeting issue yet doing my Hyjal dailies. Will see if it comes up tomorrow when I start running dungeons again.
  1. SioX's Avatar
    So is this why i cant connect anymore?
  1. Bluespirit's Avatar
    O great nothing got fixed, lazy blizzard yet again!
  1. Zasz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mifuyne View Post
    No.

    Also, my german members cannot login anymore and have downloading issues with the patch.
    Yep. Some of them are already threatening to hang themselfs with their WLan cables
  1. KilleRRR's Avatar
    Target bug fixed! Finally!
  1. Kobomino's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheetz View Post


    You can tab target dead mobs.

    It's so fun when you're tanking and you're trying to use some ability on a dead mob.
    Oh thank god, for very long time, I thought it was just me!
  1. thunderdragon2's Avatar
    this is the long awaited corpse tab targeting fix dono wat else is there tho
  1. Alyngwen's Avatar
    Eternal Embers are blue again?
  1. Ausr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bluespirit View Post
    O great nothing got fixed, lazy blizzard yet again!
    Yeah, they just pushed this hotfix patch out for nothing. No reason at all.

    Noticed one thing at the Forlorn Spire questing area, tons of dead treants is causing fps drops.
  1. Maxeek's Avatar
    Lets all play emo and send blizz dev team ... you know where. :-D I already posted a nice ticket for them. :-D
  1. videotape's Avatar
    The patch notes for 4.2.0a are displaying in my launcher UI, and they only mention fixes for target switching when casting shortly after a previous target dies or after switching targets. Nothing is explicitly stated regarding tab targeting at all.
  1. Danga's Avatar
    Patch notes for 4.2.0a taken from the WoW Launcher 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
  1. Hammahtime's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by videotape View Post
    The patch notes for 4.2.0a are displaying in my launcher UI, and they only mention fixes for target switching when casting shortly after a previous target dies or after switching targets. Nothing is explicitly stated regarding tab targeting at all.
    Weird cause I only have patch notes in there for 4.2...nothing showing for 4.2.0a
  1. Calamari's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hammahtime View Post
    The tab target problem will also randomly target a mob waaaaaaaaaaay on the other side of the room you don't want. This is a problem for hunters.casters as a mistimed tab target can possibly cause a wipe.
    This, even angling the camera into a top down view would occasionally cause me to pull other packs.
  1. xaniix's Avatar
    Have they fix tab targeting or not?
  1. videotape's Avatar
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3287945

    Here you go. Official notes for 4.2.0a.

    ---------- Post added 2011-08-08 at 03:13 PM ----------

    I know everyone is raging about tab targeting still, but I'm glad heirloom tool-tips are back to gold. I wonder if the change to white text was intentional? Meh.
  1. donogh's Avatar
    Blargh. Right after I copied them out of the launcher by hand since I couldn't find any file that had them and the launcher wouldn't let me copy with ctrl+c.
  1. Sevaara's Avatar
    Patch Notes 4.2.0a

    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.
    • solved 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.

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