MMO-Champion - Patch 4.3 Updated Information, Transmogrification Preview
Update - Added Press Conference Video and fixed "Whack-a-Gnome" ... Apparently, that's "Whack-a-Gnoll" .... Too bad. The guy who gave me that info will be quickly fired!

Also, Transmogrification will have a lot of restrictions when it's first released, check out this blue thread for more information (I'll get everything on the front page soon)

Patch 4.3 Press Conference Video
The entire video of the press conference is finally online! Watch it on own3D in HD. The World of Warcraft stuff starts around 19:00


Patch 4.3 Interviews - Updated
Interviews keep hitting the web and we now know a few more things thanks to the interviews on Kotaku, Gamona.de, and Buffed.de!

New Raid
  • Deathwing raid will be the final raid of the expansion.
  • You will even get to ride on Deathwing's back during the fight, apparently to take him down over multiple phases.
  • The project for an Abyssal Maw is gone for the moment, the storyline wasn't convincing enough/fitting.

5-Man Instances
  • 3 new 5-man instances will be added in this patch.
  • One of the instance will be in the Caverns of Time, for the War of the Ancients

Transmogrifier (Preview below)
  • The Transmogrifier NPC, which will let you change the appearance of any armor piece on you, while retaining the stats of your current gear. (= T12 stats, but with the Tier 2 look!)
  • Players won't be able to change the appearance of their armor into another armor type or class armor set, and you might have to own the armor before you can use it to swap the appearance of your existing armor.

Void Storage
  • The Void Storage is a new type of bank where players will be able to store their old armors in order to free up space in their regular bank.
  • It will hold 100-150 items. Anything stored there will lose all gems and enchantments.

Raid Finder
  • The Raid Finder will be introduced in Patch 4.3, it will work like the Dungeon Finder.

Darkmoon Faire
  • There will be a new Darkmoon Faire island with a bunch of new activities such as "Whack-a-Gnome" "Whack-a-Gnoll" (Sorry gnomes!)


Patch 4.3 Preview - Transmogrification
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
You’ve been asking for it, and we were listening. In patch 4.3 you’ll be able to customize the appearance of your weapons and armor like never before.

The Ethereals, emerging from the nether, will bring with them a new technology they call Transmogrification. They’re heading to the capital cities of Azeroth to set up shop and to offer adventurers a unique service -- copying the appearance of one magical item onto another. They only ask for a modest gold donation to recoup their costs.

Visiting a Transmogrifier will present players with a new interface that will allow them to change the appearance of an item while retaining its original stats. This means that you can raid in your paladin tier 12 Immolation set, but look like you’re wearing Lightbringer, while priests can bring Benediction back -- at least in spirit. Hunters can once again roam the jungles of Stranglethorn Vale in their tier 2 Dragonstalker set. You could even slip into the saucy tailored Black Mageweave set for that matter. You know, with the thigh highs, and the little gloves, and the cute little… ahem.


Placing an item into the Transmogrifier interface will offer a preview of how the item will appear once the change is applied. However, not all item pairings are compatible with Transmogrification. In general, only items that have stats can be used in the transmogrification process. You must also be able to wear both items when using this service. Ethereals don’t have much in the way of ethics, but allowing someone to appear as if they’re equipping unusable items crosses the line. Similarly, they won’t allow you to change weapon or armor types. Sneaky death knights can’t make that breastplate look like a cloth robe, and you can’t make a one-handed axe look like a two-handed axe, or transform a sword’s appearance into that of a mace. Guns, bows, and crossbows will be the exception to this rule. You will finally be able to retain your dwarf’s racial gun bonus while appearing with all the splendor and elegance of a bow wielder (or at least the relative silence of one).


Placing items into the Transmogrify interface will increase the gold cost of the process, and clicking the Transmogrify button (assuming you have the necessary funds) will put the appearance change into effect. The process can be reversed by clicking the undo icon on each item, and then hitting the Transmogrify button once more to save the changes. Any item that’s transmogrified will have text indicating it’s been altered by the process for all to see, similar to the item tooltip callout for reforged items.


Transmogrification encourages players to hold onto items with sentimental or aesthetic value, and the Ethereals anticipate that personal bag and bank space will be at a premium now that everyone will be hoarding their frilly pantaloons and leather jerkins. In anticipation of this new demand for additional storage space, they’ll be introducing a unique Void Storage service. What’s Void Storage, you ask? We’ll provide more details soon.


We’re looking forward to seeing how players choose to customize their character’s appearance, and hope you’re as excited as we are for the arrival of patch 4.3 and the Transmogrification feature. Do you have a favorite set or weapon that you’ll be bringing back? Let us know in the comments below.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.3 Updated Information, Transmogrification Preview started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 527 Comments
  1. Nanosphere's Avatar
    So if I want the appearance of a certain set I will have to go back and farm that gear again if I already trashed it, correct?
  1. Piene's Avatar
    I hope the "Raid-Finder" is a joke.
  1. The Glitch's Avatar
    I love this, thank you so much for listening Blizzard

    I am a bit sad, I have many outfits I made up from individual items not always tier sets, and some of those consist of pretty robes that look druidic (green spiderweb robe <3) but with them limiting us to our own armour type , I can't use them But the fact we can change out appearence so totally outweighs my sadness at that Oh god so many choices... and WOOHOO I am gonna have so much free space in my bank now *happy dance*
  1. Sammonoske's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NoxSSDK View Post
    We do need to own the item i believe, but what i wanna know is... Will the item be deleted after? Does it mean i need to farm my bloodfang on rogue agian just to change the looks? i dont want it to be deleted it forever :/
    It will just copy the item. Otherwise the very few people that have rare weapons and gear (T3, Corrupted Ashbringer, etc) would be very.. very.. very angry.
  1. Duster505's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Collected View Post
    The item is a totally different model after it's changed so it's not a 'dye'. A dye is changing the colour of a model. This system changes the model. And it's not a paid for service. The preview says it will just cost some gold.
    My point was it should be a dye system rather then see ppl run in old tiers junk all over the place. Then make the new tiers so that they look awsome with diffrent colours - instead of putting 3 diffrent colours on exactly the same set for each spec...
  1. Collected's Avatar
    Deleted. Quote screw up.
  1. Edlarel's Avatar
    From the looks of it, the item won't be deleted, but it will lose its gems/enchants and possibly reforging as well. That makes sense, since it's really the look of the item we need.
  1. vazar-da-priest's Avatar
    last patch?lol cata is over then very soonor youll all sit around in that raid for a whole year.oh blizz. so much wasted oppurtunity
  1. Miss AristoCat's Avatar
    the Transmogrifier is by far the best idea blizzard ever had
  1. TheEaterofSouls's Avatar
    Raid finders new! Sounds awesome! Very useful for new raiders Now I can do lower teirs without having to wait forever. But will it work for all raids? For the transmog thing? This could open up alot of potential w/ the new friend thing aswell. also transmog,DMF?, riding on DW's back! I cannot wait for the PTR! Bravo blizzI have no complaints whatsoever. Also heres a tip: Dont use the raid finder for current teir! (Very bad idea...):/
  1. Duster505's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vazar-da-priest View Post
    last patch?lol cata is over then very soonor youll all sit around in that raid for a whole year.oh blizz. so much wasted oppurtunity
    Next patch is not coming anytime soon. We are probably talking minimum of 6 months for it to hit. And then Cata has been live for over a year already.
  1. Flaks's Avatar
    New raid, new dungeons, new random features for quality of life improvements. Nothing truly new.
  1. Doomeye's Avatar
    HOWLY CRAP...
    that out of the way.. id like to say that patch 4.3 looks prety cool except the fact that CATA has like what 4 raids?
    Cata - BWD/Twilight stuff/Throne of teh winds stuff/ firelands stuff/ and DW stuff------5 raids
    Vanilla - MC/BWL/AQ40/NAXX /(+ 2 small ones ZG/AQ20) --------------------------------6 raids
    BC - Kara/Maggy/Grull/SCC/TK/BT/SW ------------------------------------------------------7 raids
    LK - Naxx(again)/EoE/ObsSanct+RubySanct/ULD/TOC/ICC --------------------------------6 raids

    MABY if i do a boss count it will even out the ods... didnt try yet... ill prob miss some bosses and they will feel left out and get mad at me when ill go back and get my tier pieces...

    Soo Cata looks kinda Short... for a WORLD SHATERING expansion.... Oh no Azeroth is DOOMED it`s SHATERED... oh no... it passed... back to our lives now...

    OH BTW.... does this mean BLIZZ will go back and do a whole new set of T1-T2-T3-T4...etc till LK for DK class..... SWEEET... oh wait they will let Dk`s wear nothing or war sets.... THAT SUX
  1. coldviper18's Avatar
    Would be freaking awesome if I hadn't tossed all my cool sets already!
  1. mmo_lol's Avatar
    "It will hold 100-150 items. Anything stored there will lose all gems and enchantments. "... No Thank you then...
  1. d3sign8t3dDruNk's Avatar
    I'm all for the raid finder, IF it allows me to look for old raids that can't be solo'd by most classes. Don't make it so you can only do the current stuff, otherwise I won't use it as I have a raid team who's more then capable.
  1. Kalmyre's Avatar
    Wow has officially jumped the shark w/this transmogrifier business.
  1. Jonas's Avatar
    Warglaives here i come
  1. Jokerpoker's Avatar
    I just got incredibly excited also.. raid finder?
  1. YankeePhan1234's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doomeye View Post
    HOWLY CRAP...that out of the way.. id like to say that patch 4.3 looks prety cool except the fact that CATA has like what 4 raids?Cata - BWD/Twilight stuff/Throne of teh winds stuff/ firelands stuff/ and DW stuff------5 raidsVanilla - MC/BWL/AQ40/NAXX /(+ 2 small ones ZG/AQ20) --------------------------------6 raidsBC - Kara/Maggy/Grull/SCC/TK/BT/SW ------------------------------------------------------7 raidsLK - Naxx(again)/EoE/ObsSanct+RubySanct/ULD/TOC/ICC --------------------------------6 raidsMABY if i do a boss count it will even out the ods... didnt try yet... ill prob miss some bosses and they will feel left out and get mad at me when ill go back and get my tier pieces... Soo Cata looks kinda Short... for a WORLD SHATERING expansion.... Oh no Azeroth is DOOMED it`s SHATERED... oh no... it passed... back to our lives now...OH BTW.... does this mean BLIZZ will go back and do a whole new set of T1-T2-T3-T4...etc till LK for DK class..... SWEEET... oh wait they will let Dk`s wear nothing or war sets.... THAT SUX
    I couldn't make it past the 1st sentence, please learn some grammar.

    But wow this is actually looking like a great set of ideas, a lot of things that I was hoping they would add, good job Blizzard!

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