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. Theosis's Avatar
    Looks like Ill be doing some pvp soon.
  1. Kawlisse's Avatar
    i'm quite happy and might reactivate my account now, I want my dual wielding Dragonstrike shaman I want to look like this again ! [IMG]

    Yeah I was on Kul Tiras back then move back to my old realm Arthas
  1. Vasz's Avatar
    Shame the T6 warlock helm drops from Archimonde. Took me long enough to get it the first time. I DO WANT MY WINGS THOUGH!!!!
  1. Balager's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Riboe View Post
    I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet...

    You can't change the appearance of a legendary item, nor can you change an item's appearance into a legendary.

    Confirmed by Kaivax: http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/1...tion-is-coming

    Originally Posted by Kaivax
    You will not be able to transmogrify using a legendary item as either the source or the recipient of a change.
    Oh yeah! More bitching around the corner. Warglaives of Azzinoth and Thunderfury are out of the transmogrification. This should be fun.
  1. segoplout's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mokisan View Post
    What about Death Knights? We never had earlier Tiers; are we going to be limited by how many Transmorgification choices?
    Nope, they are in fact going to delay the next expansion and sit there and make 6-7 retro tiers of DK gear that not many people are interested in. It's win-win.
  1. Khalkaroth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Riboe View Post
    I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet...

    You can't change the appearance of a legendary item, nor can you change an item's appearance into a legendary.

    Confirmed by Kaivax: http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/1...tion-is-coming

    Originally Posted by Kaivax
    You will not be able to transmogrify using a legendary item as either the source or the recipient of a change.
    Oh well, now I can wait to get that legendary staff...
  1. The Last DJ's Avatar
    I CAN RAID IN MY SAILOR MOO HAT AGAIN?! AND MY OLD NOT-UGLY BC GOGGLES? And my old Decapitators that turn my butt into a lightning bug? Jesus, now I'm really going to have to finish farming the non-set "white Absolution" bits for my priest. It also means no more historically bad hunter sets - although I can't wait to see the one guy who brings the Giantstalker chaps and spliced trashcan shoulders back into style I swear to god I think the roleplayer in me just shit the bed and started squealing in glee.
  1. l4808's Avatar
    tttthhuuunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker!
  1. Cathbadh's Avatar
    Transmogrifier looks cool. A little disappointed that War of the Ancients is a 5man and not a raid though. But.... random raid finder? Good in principle but so many raids will collapse when after the third stupid wipe they go to kick someone and get "that player cannot be kicked for another 43 minutes."
  1. aztr0's Avatar
    t5 warlock
  1. Sargerus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztr0 View Post
    t5 warlock
    T8 MAGE with http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32374
  1. gkai's Avatar
    This is pretty sick. I'm actually excited for a patch for once!
  1. Xingu's Avatar
    LOL, double win for me - who would have thought saving all my warlock tier sets from day one would pay off big time Now all old gear goes into that void thingy plus I can thingamabob current tier to look like warlock tier6 - winged hellspawn, bitch! Or maybe tier 1.

    LFR - why do I have the feeling this would be directly linked to the above i.e. LFR lets you queue for all old raids available - LFR Sunwell Silly, I know, but still feels like it, can't imagine queueing up for Shannox when people fail at Stonecore first trash pack.
  1. tideki's Avatar
    i really dont know how the raid finder is going to work. are they going make a whole new tier set just for random raid groups? Heroic mode, normal mode, and super easy mode designed solely for looking for raid system? 100% clear from random people you dont know? very unlikely. thoughts?
  1. gortz's Avatar
    I wonder how vote kick is going to work in the raid finder and how exactly they're going to avoid 6 people from the same server being able to vote kick anyone in the dungeon finder till they get an uber group? That's exactly how it'll be used and if you mess up one time or dont know tactics you're gone.
  1. charizma's Avatar
    best thing to happen to wow, period.
  1. Roudene's Avatar
    I think I will never back to this game.
  1. videotape's Avatar
    Yay, I can finally put my shaman back in T6 where he belongs.
  1. wowenvy's Avatar
    when the hell is Blizz gonna add the cross realm heirlooms transfers!!!!!
  1. Ryme's Avatar
    I don't think people realise how similar everyone is going to look after this.

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