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. selo000's Avatar
    • Entering a password with Japanese Hiragana selected as the keyboard type should no longer cause a crash.
    god.. finally..
  1. Garganchewin's Avatar
    And once again, little of consequence is listed as fixed.

    No tab targetting fix. No dispellable "undispellable" beacon fix. No Impact-spread fix. Just to name a few.

    Fun stuff, fun stuff. Thanks Blizz, I'm glad my heirlooms are gold again.

  1. Dannz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ildon View Post
    Elementium Deathblade still shows 3.8 speed in the tooltip.
    it's been 3.5 speed for me for ~2 weeks... go delete you cache folder, that tooltip was fixed ages ago
  1. Deschim's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by selo000 View Post
    [/LIST]god.. finally..
    lol, XD yeaah im happy the fixed that was very important to me
  1. Xuany's Avatar
    and my Lava Bolt Crossbow still sounds like a gun
  1. MysticalOS's Avatar
    "Am I the only one that doesn't typically tab target when tanking? I prefer to click specific nameplates so that I can more precisely control my threat distribution. Tab targeting has always felt awkward to me. Not really any other use for the mouse mid-pull unless kiting. Even then, it's not hard to mouse-move and click nameplates when necessary."

    Played a tank with utility before? Tanked on a fight where you need to threat multiple mobs very quickly while stil similtanously use your mouse to pick up different mobs with mousever? I personally like being able to tank 12 mobs (ie heroic nef, or say heroic rhyoliths 10 mobs are up) tab while i'm threating while similtaniously using mouse to mouseover taunt different mobs, if i'm having to click mobs i'm not able to use my mouseover to taunt, or throw a LoH or salv on someone on my unit frames etc.

    Trust me this tab bug has made tanking a nightmare when you're used to multi tasking and using your mouse for other things then trying to select a mob standing right frigging next to your current target.Also as a dps on majordomo staghelm. if i target a kitty, then used an instant cast right away, the instant cast would hit staghelm instead of cat. You know how much of a pain in the ass that is? I haven't heard of a melee dps NOT get annoyed as hell on that fight.
  1. tyggyr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Calamari View Post
    This, even angling the camera into a top down view would occasionally cause me to pull other packs.
    I'm pretty sure that the camera angle has nothing to do with tab targetting - you can turn your camera around backwards and still tab-target something that's in front of your character.

    As far as hunters and targetting goes - when I started having auto-target-something-across-the-room issues, I just adjusted my standing position; make sure you're not in range of targets you don't want to be shooting and all's well.
  1. HeavensDemise's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ovan View Post
    My crossbow still sounds like a gun
    This makes me sad. I was praying the lavabolt sound fix was going to be in this patch.
  1. gkai's Avatar
    everyday i'm shuff-a-a-a-alin
  1. Yunru's Avatar
    At least its a 3 min patch.
  1. w00faz's Avatar
    new tier? or
  1. Malthurius's Avatar
    At least the patch fixed my random targeting of dead corpses in heroics. Can't say the same for the horrible tab targeting problem. But, hey, no more dead corpses. Did I mention no more dead corpse targeting?
  1. frott's Avatar
    Great! Thanks a bunch when blowing countless arena matches for me as a hunter when it is required that I switch between targets frequently to maximize my terrible CCs and pet, with teammates thinking I'm just blowing it and I'm "blaming something weird with the UI! I swear I didn't want to waste scatter shot on the non-healer!" DERP.
  1. Fabled's Avatar
    Haven't noticed anything for the tab target fix. Just got out of ZA run and it was still all crazy all over the place targeting.
  1. frott's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tyggyr View Post
    As far as hunters and targetting goes - when I started having auto-target-something-across-the-room issues, I just adjusted my standing position; make sure you're not in range of targets you don't want to be shooting and all's well.
    Yeah that's COMPLETELY POSSIBLE ALL OF THE TIME. Zzz. No. DK chasing you with a pet closer? Derp I don't want to hit the pet, I want to hit the DK. Good luck "making sure you're not in range" of that.
  1. CynicalOtaku's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by videotape View Post
    Am I the only one that doesn't typically tab target when tanking? I prefer to click specific nameplates so that I can more precisely control my threat distribution. Tab targeting has always felt awkward to me. Not really any other use for the mouse mid-pull unless kiting. Even then, it's not hard to mouse-move and click nameplates when necessary.
    Tab targeting is awesome. I let my nameplates overlap (because otherwise I simply cannot correlate the nameplate with the mob, and it massively screws with my sense of depth). When working normally tabbing and shift tabbing through adds is a fast way to get to the nearby mob I want (for example the nearby abberation that's starting to lose threat -- I love tidyplates ) while leaving my mouse free to get further adds and use mouseover macros.

    While it sounds like the tab-targeting is still wonky (I haven't had a chance to play yet) it sounds like they fixed the issues that had me randomly re targeting dead mobs. Shit was a massive bitch on H Magmaw tanking adds.
  1. phonixy's Avatar
    They didn't fix the Equipset bug in combat :
  1. videotape's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MysticalOS View Post
    "Am I the only one that doesn't typically tab target when tanking? I prefer to click specific nameplates so that I can more precisely control my threat distribution. Tab targeting has always felt awkward to me. Not really any other use for the mouse mid-pull unless kiting. Even then, it's not hard to mouse-move and click nameplates when necessary."

    Played a tank with utility before? Tanked on a fight where you need to threat multiple mobs very quickly while stil similtanously use your mouse to pick up different mobs with mousever? I personally like being able to tank 12 mobs (ie heroic nef, or say heroic rhyoliths 10 mobs are up) tab while i'm threating while similtaniously using mouse to mouseover taunt different mobs, if i'm having to click mobs i'm not able to use my mouseover to taunt, or throw a LoH or salv on someone on my unit frames etc.

    Trust me this tab bug has made tanking a nightmare when you're used to multi tasking and using your mouse for other things then trying to select a mob standing right frigging next to your current target.Also as a dps on majordomo staghelm. if i target a kitty, then used an instant cast right away, the instant cast would hit staghelm instead of cat. You know how much of a pain in the ass that is? I haven't heard of a melee dps NOT get annoyed as hell on that fight.
    Prot warrior was my main for several years. I've never had a problem with clicking targets. Tab targeting is unpredictable and while it might give me a good-enough target (before the bug) 90% of the time, that other 10% matters to me. I am used to multitasking - a good tank has to be - but I guess I've never realistically been in such a dire situation where I feel the need to mouseover-taunt while also switching a local target for some other ability all within a half-second of each other.

    Admittedly there have been situations where I've used tab targeting, but it is not something that I regularly fall back on. I generally keep my mouse cursor hovered near interesting nameplates, ready to go. I can pick my lowest-threat target instantly and add start adding threat to it. I'm ready to grab anything that appears in the environment instantaneously, as my right hand has evolved into a lean, mean, target-picking machine.

    Alas, to each his own.
  1. McFrotton's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ildon View Post
    Elementium Deathblade still shows 3.8 speed in the tooltip.
    Dont know why but me its showing 3.5 BEFORE the patch ...wierd
  1. Megiddo's Avatar
    "Entering a password with Japanese Hiragana selected as the keyboard type should no longer cause a crash."Thank god. I can finally enter my password that is in Japanese Hiragana without crashing...=P

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