MMO-Champion - Patch 4.3 World Event Pets No Longer Bound, Inactive GM Replacement, PTR Testing
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Patch 4.3 - World Event Pets No Longer Bound on Pick Up
An interesting change is made to pets in Patch 4.3, all world event pets are no longer bound on pick up. Feel free to yell at me for not spotting that a week before when you could still buy the Feline Familiar to keep it and sell it after the patch. Thanks to darkquantum for the news tip!
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion



Guild Master Dethrone in Patch 4.3
In Patch 4.3, Guilds with inactive guild leaders can now impeach their GL and replace him with another active user.


For more information, check out the announcemend posted a month ago.
Originally Posted by Lylirra (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In the event that a guild leader takes a leave of absence and remains inactive for an extended period of time, it can be difficult for some guilds to carry on as normal. To help assist with these situations, we're introducing a new system in patch 4.3 known as "inactive guild leader replacement" that will allow players of the appropriate rank to take over leadership of a guild from an inactive guild leader via the Guild tab.

The way inactive guild leader replacement works is pretty straightforward. If a guild leader’s character is inactive for 30 days, a notification will appear in the Guild News & Events feed which can only be seen by guild members who are eligible to become the new guild leader. To determine eligibility, the game will look for the highest ranked character in the guild that's logged on in the past week, and any guild member from that rank will be able to request guild leadership simply by clicking on the notification.

As with many actions in World of Warcraft, clicking on the notification will open up a confirmation window which, once accepted, will transition leadership from the inactive guild leader to the first player to request leadership. If guild leadership is changed, the old guild leader will be notified via email to his or her registered Battle.net address. While some players may need to log out and back in before their Guild tab will visually update, the change in leadership will be immediate, with all ranks and permissions remaining in-tact.

Please note that if you're an active leader of a guild, this system should not affect you or your guild. The goal of inactive guild leader replacement is simply to allow guilds which have found themselves without leadership for a long period of time to resolve the situation on their own without the need to contact our In-Game Support department.

Inactive guild leader replacement is currently live on the PTR, but keep in mind that it may be difficult to test, as a guild leader will need to be inactive for a full 30 days before the option to transition leadership will become available.

PTR Raid Testing Schedule - Nov 8/9
Originally Posted by Daelo (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
More Heroic testing, oh my. The second half of Dragon Soul should also be available for LFR soon, possibly tonight.

Monday, November 8
  • 10:30 PDT Warlord Zon’ozz 10 Heroic
  • 14:00 PDT Hagara 10 Heroic
  • 15:30 PDT Warmaster Blackhorn 10 Heroic

Tuesday, November 9
  • 10:30 PDT Warlord Zon’ozz 25 Heroic
  • 14:00 PDT Hagara 25 Heroic
  • 15:30 PDT Warmaster Blackhorn 25 Heroic
  • 17:00 PDT Spine of Deathwing 25 Heroic

Remember, don't forget to brush AND floss your teeth. Oh, and the schedule might change at a moment's notice due to a myriad of factors.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.3 World Event Pets No Longer Bound, Inactive GM Replacement, PTR Testing started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 119 Comments
  1. falloutboi's Avatar
    Done the world event boss on 8 85's and also most the trick or treating at the inn's on them all too. Had 40-50 squashlings, and deleted them all, doubt they would get them back now
  1. Kazlehoff's Avatar
    Lol i learned this in conjunction from PTR and Another site that i wont mention the name of here. kept quiet, saved up 4 sinister squashlings.... bwahahahah!
  1. Joán's Avatar
    You do realize that every time they've changed the soulbinding status of an item, all items that are already in your bag and soulbound remain so? Whenever they've changed this, it's never been retroactive before.
  1. TommyJohn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vrils View Post
    that guild leader replacement is just another way of Blizzard forcing people to give them money

    how about a guild leader who is in hospital anad can`t play, how about someone who takes a vacation, how about many toher posibilities why you can`t login for more than 30 days? and what happens to the old guild leader ?

    god forbid anyone contacs the "In-Game Support department"...we all know that is just a stupid excuse

    This exact policy has been in effect for years. It just required you to open a ticket to do it. Same time frame, same rules, same outcome. They just automated it.

    If said guild leader is gone for more than a month, he isn't much of a leader now is he?
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Joán View Post
    You do realize that every time they've changed the soulbinding status of an item, all items that are already in your bag and soulbound remain so? Whenever they've changed this, it's never been retroactive before.
    Example of that? I think even the Vials of the Sands that were created before it turned BoE did *edit* not remain BoP.
  1. Doomken's Avatar
    SCREW PETS FROM HOLIDAYS NOT BEING BOUND, MAKE THE RARE MOUNTS, WEAPONS, HELM (ie headless horseman loot) MAKE THEM ALL BoA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  1. martinboy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cernunnos View Post
    Tiny snowman requires a snow ball to summon.
    Winter's helper (the gnome) requires a snow ball to summon
    But that requirement is being removed also, so that argument is not valid.
  1. Joán's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nathanyel View Post
    Example of that? I think even the Vials of the Sands that were created before it turned BoE did *edit* not remain BoP.
    I don't remember the vial ever being BoP - but the example that came to my mind first was http://www.wowhead.com/item=37835 , a world drop trinket that was obviously BoP by mistake/oversight, and even that did not get un-bound from people that had picked it up.
  1. Helriser's Avatar
    Anyone else notice something kinda funny about that last post with the PTR schedule? Monday November 8th? wtf? monday is the 7th... -_-
  1. bbr's Avatar
    Basically, if you got a private guild bank that you've been recruiting noobs into, in order to level it up. Kick all the noobs out of the guild if you plan to leave for any extended time, or your private guildbank will be gone when you come back.
  1. samishii23's Avatar
    I guess this is kinda trivial, when I believe most people would agree after the Halloween event, that this will make it easier for alts to get pets and what not.But I know I personally got more then 20 of those [Sinister Squashling]... Don't know if this is really good. But hey, w/e!
  1. Zevim's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TommyJohn View Post
    If said guild leader is gone for more than a month, he isn't much of a leader now is he?
    what the hell are you talking about...i have a social guild, we don`t do raids
    and promotions in guild and other important things can be done by the second level oficers

    there is nothing wrong with the guild if there is no "leader"
  1. AverageJoe42's Avatar
    "As with many actions in World of Warcraft, clicking on the notification will open up a confirmation window which, once accepted, will transition leadership from the inactive guild leader to the first player to request leadership."
    To the first one to request it? No consensus among equal-ranked members? That's a recipe for disaster if I ever saw one.
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoe42 View Post
    To the first one to request it? No consensus among equal-ranked members? That's a recipe for disaster if I ever saw one.
    Imagine how long the wait for a game-enforced "consensus" would take if some officers quit the game as well? And if the officers bicker about who's going to become the next guild leader, you have more problems than a missing GL anyway, and this is just the metaphorical last drop.
  1. Idletime's Avatar
    Impeach is a misnomer. That literally means "Bring your guild leader up on charges of breaking the law." Coup would have been a better word. An easy way to handle this if your guild is taking a break, especially if the guild is worth stealing is to simply kick everyone except your friends you can trust to hand it back. I went through this and essentially booted everyone except 4 accounts of characters in preparation for these ridiculous changes. That way the Rank 9 can't just log in and take the guild over because they are the highest rank to log in in the last month. GM rank in many cases is the person that built the guild. The Officers are generally online friends of the GM, and they should have a way to contact the person. Guilds should have always been treated as fiefdoms and the character property of the account holder. This option to allow anyone who logs in within the past month and has the highest rank is ludicrous, especially among the guilds that were built to cater to smaller groups that go into and out of the game regularly. If your GM and O's haven't logged in in a while, then it's time to locate another guild if you're lonely, not usurp the position. This is virtual theft and a heavy handed maneuver by Blizzard to insure GM subs don't cancel.
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Idletime View Post
    Guilds should have always been treated as fiefdoms
    They have been. By the players. But not the creators of this game.
  1. shitgoose's Avatar
    Monday, November 8
    10:30 PDT Warlord Zon’ozz 10 Heroic
    14:00 PDT Hagara 10 Heroic
    15:30 PDT Warmaster Blackhorn 10 Heroic
    Tuesday, November 9
    10:30 PDT Warlord Zon’ozz 25 Heroic
    14:00 PDT Hagara 25 Heroic
    15:30 PDT Warmaster Blackhorn 25 Heroic
    17:00 PDT Spine of Deathwing 25 Heroic
    I'm confused now, is it monday/tuesday the 11/7 and 11/8 or tuesday/wednesday 11/8 and 11/9? Or did I just get lost in my own calendar?
  1. TripEU's Avatar
    i'd like to see legendarys bind on guild!
  1. Tisane's Avatar
    Trololol, I got a few alts in some dead guilds where the gm or any player hasnt logged on for the past half year, and the g bank is still stuffed with expensive shinies. Looking forward to this patch to rob the g bank, kthnxbai

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