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. Gades's Avatar
    zomg, lock T5 here i come. that was by far my favorite lock set appearance.
  1. Summerdrake's Avatar
    I still don't like it, haven't seen a good looking paladin set since T2, I'll just keep wearing the same thing forever until I'll get bored n won't care about playing the character anymore..

    One other thing, the amount of effort from Blizzard to create this complex thing...n they keep giving us bad looking tiers with lack of effort...uh...why? Why go through so much when it would have taken less to give us at least decent looking sets?

    Is Blizzard saying they have run out of creativity to gear looks? They have thrown in the towel and now are saying "here, now you can wear the gears when we USED TO BE CREATIVE, now stop pestering us about gear looks!" Will people be excited about how Tier 13 will look like? Probably not as much as before for new tiers...

    Void storage...omg..what a horrible idea, a THIRD place we have to go for our storage,

    1. Personal Bank.
    2. Guild Bank.
    3. Void Bank...

    Thx a lot...and I suppose that ethereal will AT LEAST be in the Bank and not somewhere else? Seriously? I'm going to have to run back n forth to organize my banks on my character between different places in Orgrimmar instead of doing it all in the same building like with personal bank & guild bank?

    I think Transmog, Void storage, should all be dropped in favor of this idea, which we have asked for since Wotlk came out...

    More bank slots, so hard?..
  1. N-aix's Avatar
    Well now, tier 8 or tier 2 here I come with duel glaives

    Going to be awesome
  1. Mercadi's Avatar
    Mage T10 heroic. Loved it.
  1. Crembrole's Avatar
    I'd just like to voice my extreme disappointment in how the content is being developed/distributed. No Abyssal Maw raid/dungeon. The storyline wasn't "convincing?" What does that even mean? The storyline you already started in an entire 3 part zone and continued in a 5 man dungeon isn't finished! That's insanely sloppy to just stop because you can't figure out what to do next. Plus an underwater instance would be amazing. War of the Ancients is going to be a 5 man? Not a raid? How are you going to convey the magnitude of one of the most important and epic events in Warcraft lore history in a 5 man? This deserved a raid like Mount Hyjal. Random raid finder is a whole patch of nightmares waiting to happen.
  1. ragingsoul's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Summerdrake View Post
    Void storage...omg..what a horrible idea, a THIRD place we have to go for our storage,1. Personal Bank.2. Guild Bank.3. Void Bank...Thx a lot...and I suppose that ethereal will AT LEAST be in the Bank and not somewhere else? Seriously?
    it's just replacing the lvl1 alt with guild bank that everybody has to keep things None BoP because of gear. most people already have 3 and maybe keep it at 3 or going for 4.
  1. Skullchukka's Avatar
    Sorry to burst everyone's bubble, but you won't be able to use Legendaries. Source: You will not be able to transmogrify using a legendary item as either the source or the recipient of a change.http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/to...65?page=25#487
  1. klorx's Avatar
    with the 'transmogfication' it's like we are playing a private server...
  1. knightraven736's Avatar
    i'd like to have my DK Look like a DK............
  1. Vorna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gades View Post
    zomg, lock T5 here i come. that was by far my favorite lock set appearance.
    That was the coolest looking warlock set by Far. Hmmm. now for the hunter...
  1. elyaani's Avatar
    Let me keep my fire kitty staff effect in future tiers!
  1. TheDangerZone's Avatar
    Judgement is bacon! OH MY GOD YEEEESSSS!
  1. Arakkar's Avatar
    Forever-Lovely Rose????????????????? Please make it so.
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    DArn i wanted to finally use my raggy hammer on my mage gues TF it is.
  1. blazeskies117's Avatar
    R. O. F. L. Just fucking rofl. Blizz gets a bunch of feedback on "bring back the vanilla feel" and THIS is what they give us? The gear look was badass back in the day because it was an actual challenge to obtain....class quests still existed, HUGE quest chains that took you all over the world (of warcraft) kept the game challenging and interesting, and world pvp was still in full effect.....nowdays you dont even leave Org/SW unless you need to farm a gathering prof. If Blizz wanted to break this game anymore and make it EVEN MORE new-player-oriented...this is the perfect way to do it. I guess they're scared of another dip in the subscriptions and need to make their money.......go ahead, ban me for my opinion, or teh naughty words I put on your interwebs. I quit this game a while ago and check here and there to see if there's anything worth coming back for, obviously I was mistaken.
  1. Noxgene's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by taurenguard View Post
    If you could just transmogrify your items without owning the cool sets, couldnt you just make your tier 11 look like tier 13?
    I dont think blizzard would allow that.
    I Highly doubt Blizzard would do that, think about it, I'm refering to everything before Cata, it would defeat the purpose of creating New Gear if you could just Transmogrif it to the latest and greatest.
  1. webzagar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Crembrole View Post
    I'd just like to voice my extreme disappointment in how the content is being developed/distributed. No Abyssal Maw raid/dungeon. The storyline wasn't "convincing?" What does that even mean? The storyline you already started in an entire 3 part zone and continued in a 5 man dungeon isn't finished! That's insanely sloppy to just stop because you can't figure out what to do next. Plus an underwater instance would be amazing. War of the Ancients is going to be a 5 man? Not a raid? How are you going to convey the magnitude of one of the most important and epic events in Warcraft lore history in a 5 man? This deserved a raid like Mount Hyjal. Random raid finder is a whole patch of nightmares waiting to happen.
    While I am disappointed that WOTA is only a 5 man, I'm not concerned about the Abyssal Maw. If the rumors are true and the next expansion is Mists of Pandaria and is an island/ocean expansion like I've been speculating for ages then the storyline can finish much more appropriately there. I always felt like Vash'jir was just a giant beta test for an underwater expansion anyway. Deathwing is just a pawn of the Old Gods. They have Queen Azshara as their ace in the hole for the next expansion. And it's not like the Twilight's Hammer is just going to disappear when Deathwing dies. They will still be the main bads going into mists. They will finally be defeated at the end of that expansion at level 90, and then for the final expansion we will go back into space to fight Sargaras/demons/titans/zerg/protoss etc.
  1. blazeskies117's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by webzagar View Post
    While I am disappointed that WOTA is only a 5 man, I'm not concerned about the Abyssal Maw. If the rumors are true and the next expansion is Mists of Pandaria and is an island/ocean expansion like I've been speculating for ages then the storyline can finish much more appropriately there. I always felt like Vash'jir was just a giant beta test for an underwater expansion anyway. Deathwing is just a pawn of the Old Gods. They have Queen Azshara as their ace in the hole for the next expansion. And it's not like the Twilight's Hammer is just going to disappear when Deathwing dies. They will still be the main bads going into mists. They will finally be defeated at the end of that expansion at level 90, and then for the final expansion we will go back into space to fight Sargaras/demons/titans/zerg/protoss etc.
    I could see that happening, considering Blizz cut off Vash Jir storyline after questing and just left it there to die.....so much for Emerald Dream tho which theyve been working on since Vanilla and was finally starting to play into the story...
  1. Dietrik's Avatar
    I know it won't but would be cool if i could skin all future 2 handers with staghelms staff, and it retains the fire kitty.
  1. Tython's Avatar
    So we can't fully customize our gear and we need to refarm all the items we did win but deleted/sold to have more bank space? LOL No thank you! Wow what a worthless new addition!

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