MMO-Champion - Patch 4.2.2 Official Notes, Blue Posts, TCG Art Gallery
Update - Added today's blue posts, not much happening on the WoW side but hopefully things will get better now that september is here and 4.2.2 is live!

Patch 4.2.2 Official Notes
As I mentioned earlier this week, Patch 4.2.2 is now live and Blizzard posted the final version of the patch notes on the official site. This is mostly a hotfix consolidation patch without any game balance changes, see the datamined changes for details.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm patch 4.2.2 is now available on all realms! Below you'll find the official patch notes.

Notes for all World of Warcraft patches can be found here.

Dungeons & Raids
Firelands
  • The visibility of Ragnaros' Dreadflame ability has been increased.
  • The size of Ragnaros' hit box during the final phase of the Heroic encounter has been increased.

User Interface
  • Raid Frames should now remember whether they were shown or hidden upon subsequent logins

Technical
  • Players using multiple accounts should now be available to be invited to a Real ID Party.
  • Updating a raid roster while in combat should no longer cause a client crash.
  • Attempts to purchase Arena Season 10 items should no longer sometimes cause a client crash. (Korea Only)

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Battleground Win Ratios
I'll bring it up in our next developer meeting, but in all likelihood, since that could potentially dramatically impact queue times for random Battlegrounds, it probably won't fly.

[...] I said that there would be a greater emphasis on creating new Battlegrounds on the future. I should note that we're slowly working toward new technology to make the creation and modification of battlegrounds something we can do more readily too.

I also might have made it sound like the older Battlegrounds will never change again. That's not what I meant to get across. We've redone AV several times throughout the years, and it may see more changes in the future. I just wanted to note that the emphasis is going to be shifted a bit, that's all. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Trading Card Game Art Gallery Update
The Trading Card game art gallery has been updated with ten new pieces.



This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.2.2 Official Notes started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 41 Comments
  1. Feefel's Avatar
    They bothered to have a PTR for this?
  1. Phaelia's Avatar
    K awesome, now let's get those mining picks polished for 4.3
  1. Sting's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Feefel View Post
    They bothered to have a PTR for this?
    Better safe than sorry? :/
  1. johnnyo032003's Avatar
    So 4.2.2 is live starting today?
  1. xindykawai's Avatar
    /go farm old content gear
  1. techwolf's Avatar
    I believe the word you're looking for is "stalling".
  1. cease's Avatar
    Grats to all those who have already killed HRag. From now on only nerfed kills.
  1. Vatheria's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by cease View Post
    Grats to all those who have already killed HRag. From now on only nerfed kills.
    Yeah because a larger hitbox makes the fight faceroll right? /facepalm
  1. Anaabanana's Avatar
    •Updating a raid roster while in combat should no longer cause a client crash.
    If this is true, I'm a very happy healer.
  1. pikezeppelin's Avatar
    What about Warlock pet bar constantly disappearing after entering the instances? They did PTR testing for this? >.< Idiots.
  1. Razdornwaz's Avatar
    How anticlimactic.
  1. cease's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vatheria View Post
    Yeah because a larger hitbox makes the fight faceroll right? /facepalm
    Who said faceroll? oh, you did. /palmface
  1. Nexsa's Avatar
    *Sad panda*
  1. Paxluminis's Avatar
    So why did they need a PTR for this 5 (?) bugfixes....

    They should have tested 4.3 during this period of testing 4.2.2

    I don't get it.
  1. kalo's Avatar
    The visibility of Ragnaros' Dreadflame ability has been increased.
    err what? couldnt find any ability called dreadflame in wowhead.
  1. Narshe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Paxluminis View Post
    So why did they need a PTR for this 5 (?) bugfixes....

    They should have tested 4.3 during this period of testing 4.2.2

    I don't get it.
    Does it matter? Does it really puzzle you that much? 4.3 will be on ptr when its ready, not when you want it to be there.
  1. Tuho's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kalo View Post
    err what? couldnt find any ability called dreadflame in wowhead.
    Its the sparkly red stuff on the ground on the last phase of Heroic.
  1. bluspacecow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Paxluminis View Post
    So why did they need a PTR for this 5 (?) bugfixes....

    They should have tested 4.3 during this period of testing 4.2.2

    I don't get it.
    It's pretty much all up to the developers. They have a word with QA to bring up the PTR so they can throw the patch to the general player for generalized public testing.

    They have their own QA team that can test things just fine but unfortunately they can't always replicate the conditions you get in the Live environment simply because of economies of scale - a possible test bed of over 10 million players will always trump w/e size of QA testing team Blizzard can field.
  1. comasutra's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by cease View Post
    Grats to all those who have already killed HRag. From now on only nerfed kills.
    This is full of derp! Sorry this comment makes no sense. Read the notes again.

    ---------- Post added 2011-08-30 at 08:46 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by cease View Post
    Who said faceroll? oh, you did. /palmface
    Hey cease, explain how this is nerfed please. Thanks. /palmfacepalm
  1. Vasz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Narshe View Post
    Does it matter? Does it really puzzle you that much? 4.3 will be on ptr when its ready, not when you want it to be there.
    That's not really what he was getting at. Why do we need the test servers for such a minor patch, and who the hell will test half of those changes anyway? Who would go to the PTR with their raiding guild, just to test the hit box in the final phase of HC rag? Infact the real ID changes can't be used on the PTR anyway.

    The point is, this PTR is ... strange, and effectively pointless. They have changed more than this on-the-fly without the PTR.

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