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Patch 4.3 now available on the Background Downloader
In an effort to save my PM box from imploding, I had to do a breaking news to tell everyone that the Patch 4.3.0 is now available on the background downloader for both EU and US players.

It doesn't actually mean much, it just means that we reached the point where Blizzard is comfortable enough to release most of the static assets to the live client while they finish polishing the PTR one. There was no release candidate build on the test realms and I don't really see the patch happening right now, you can all calm down.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.3 now available on the Background Downloader started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. KClovesGaming's Avatar
    Usually when this happens it means that it's getting closer. I'm going to say a month and change. Sometime in December is my guess.
  1. DBZMerciter2005's Avatar
    Thank god. I can't wait for transmog!
  1. F-Minus's Avatar
    Anyone with the .torrent file, the patcher/downloader eats all my upload and the download goes nowhere, if I disable peer to peer, it's going nowhere too. So a .torrent would be nice.
  1. Venteus's Avatar
    This patch needs to go out like now.
  1. Bahska's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dooffie66 View Post
    now as u said we most likely don't get it right away, but to me this is visual proof that we are moving forward, So I am happy
    Im betting the week before December 6th or December 6th, a lot of this patch is Darkmoon Faire and that's the last one for awhile.

    ---------- Post added 2011-11-05 at 04:12 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by toychristopher View Post
    AHHH PATCH TODAY!! OMG OMG OMG Yes! I can stop raiding firelands@!
    Um it's not Tuesday and there still testing Raids this Tuesday :P

    Here’s the latest PTR testing schedule as announced by Daelo, our lead encounter designer. As always, please keep in mind this is a test environment and the schedule may change depending on last minute adjustments. We recommend you keep an eye on both the EU and US PTR forums to be sure to see the latest updates.

    Monday, November 8
    19:30 CET Warlord Zon’ozz 10 Heroic
    23:00 CET Hagara 10 Heroic

    Tuesday, November 9
    00:30 CET Warmaster Blackhorn 10 Heroic
    19:30 CET Warlord Zon’ozz 25 Heroic
    23:00 CET Hagara 25 Heroic

    Wednesday, November 10
    00:30 CET Warmaster Blackhorn 25 Heroic
    02:00 CET Spine of Deathwing 25 Heroic
  1. sinplify's Avatar
    Not downloading anything here (EU)...
  1. Coraship's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nienor View Post
    I any case, it's a fact that for half a year we have only firelands to raid. Considering that the normal mode of the bosses was down after two weeks, it makes 6 months a damn long period of seeing the same stuff again and again...
    6 months is the average, so I'm personally used to it by now.
    As for ICC, well, lets not go there...
  1. Oerba Yun Fang's Avatar
    I was one of those idiots who made a thread about it yesterday. XD Hadn't noticed a patch downloading before it was released until now.
  1. Drogoh's Avatar
    @F-Minus have you tried making the downloader only download when you close the game? That's all i do so i dont get any lag effects while playing.
  1. Raevene's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dyminator View Post
    And there is no sign of the new Darkmoon Faire area on PTR ? not as far as i've seen. Unless they decided to scrp that of the list *brb being surprised*
    DMF is on the calendar for next week so it'll probably show up then.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Q: How big is the download?
    A: 805mb.

    Q: Is this patch available to the EU?
    A: Yes.

    Q: I'm getting an "applying non-critical updates" message on the Launcher. What do I do?
    A: Nothing. Just wait a few minutes and the message will disappear when it's done. The Launcher then will show text saying "Downloading Update".

    Q: The tracker bar on the Launcher isn't displaying. Why is that?
    A: An exclamation point surrounded by a yellow triangle will appear in the bottom-left corner when there appears to be an issue. Click on that button to bring up the downloader details. There is a dialogue area at the top of the new window where you'll be given an explanation for the ! icon being displayed.

    Q: It says the tracker isn't responding and/or my computer appears to be behind a firewall. Help!
    A: I had both of those errors myself, and I wasn't stopped from smoothly downloading all of the data. The only hitch for me was that I wasn't seeding any of the patch data. If your download is proceeding at a reasonable pace, I wouldn't worry much about those issues. If not, check the settings of any anti-virus or firewall software you're using to make sure that World of Warcraft is allowed. As for the tracker, I'm not very knowledgeable in that area. Sorry.

    Q: The download is not auto-starting.
    A: Go to your World of Warcraft folder and double-click on the file labeled "BackgroundDownloader.exe" (without the quote marks). Note: You may need to right-click the file and select "Run as Admin" depending on your circumstances.

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    There's your mini-FAQ.
  1. Leowyld's Avatar
    I'd say two or three more weeks. Almost certainly within this month.
  1. Drogoh's Avatar
    i think a month away would be a good timeline, 2 weeks seems too soon considering there is still stuff that hasn't been tested as well as tuning that needs to be done.
  1. Taters91's Avatar
    It's getting ever so tedious now waiting for this 4.3, raiding Firelands has become seriously dull so I pretty much stand around in org talking to guild mates ABOUT 4.3, C'mon blizzard. Hurry it up a bit yeah?
  1. Yindoo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alayea View Post
    Q: How big is the download?
    A: 805mb.

    Q: Is this patch available to the EU?
    A: Yes.

    Q: I'm getting an "applying non-critical updates" message on the Launcher. What do I do?
    A: Nothing. Just wait a few minutes and the message will disappear when it's done. The Launcher then will show text saying "Downloading Update".

    Q: The tracker bar on the Launcher isn't displaying. Why is that?
    A: An exclamation point surrounded by a yellow triangle will appear in the bottom-left corner when there appears to be an issue. Click on that button to bring up the downloader details. There is a dialogue area at the top of the new window where you'll be given an explanation for the ! icon being displayed.

    Q: It says the tracker isn't responding and/or my computer appears to be behind a firewall. Help!
    A: I had both of those errors myself, and I wasn't stopped from smoothly downloading all of the data. The only hitch for me was that I wasn't seeding any of the patch data. If your download is proceeding at a reasonable pace, I wouldn't worry much about those issues. If not, check the settings of any anti-virus or firewall software you're using to make sure that World of Warcraft is allowed. As for the tracker, I'm not very knowledgeable in that area. Sorry.

    Q: The download is not auto-starting.
    A: Go to your World of Warcraft folder and double-click on the file labeled "BackgroundDownloader.exe" (without the quote marks).

    --------

    There's your mini-FAQ.
    Q: The download is still not starting.
    A: Start "BackgroundDownloader.exe" (without the quote marks) as Admin.

    Otherwise, thanks for the mini faq =)
  1. Nestle's Avatar
    Guarenteed that the patch doesn't come out until November 29th at the earliest. Maybe it'll come out a week earlier but no earlier and no later than December 6th. Should be a fantastic time when it does come out though thats for sure!
  1. Lerrielin's Avatar
    THE END IS NIGH!!!!!!!! Oh wait. >_>
  1. dmize's Avatar
    I think one thing most people forget about when it comes to the PTR is that the normal is for them to bring down the PTR servers a week or so prior to patch day. Not to mention updating the build to a final RC copy. My prediction is the 29th of November, or 6th of December. They won't release it the week of Thanks Giving.
  1. Cuddlecakes's Avatar
    wtb new patch
  1. bluspacecow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by F-Minus View Post
    Anyone with the .torrent file, the patcher/downloader eats all my upload and the download goes nowhere, if I disable peer to peer, it's going nowhere too. So a .torrent would be nice.
    Direct download links :

    links directly from Blizzards own patching servers

    http://ak.worldofwarcraft.com.edgesu...base-14946.MPQ

    (place in Data folder)

    http://ak.worldofwarcraft.com.edgesu...enUS-14946.MPQ

    (place in Data -> enUS folder) (enUS locale only)

    Right click -> save as or copy the link into your favourite downloader program. Then put in folders stated.

    Then delete wow.mfil , wow.tfil and the launcher.wtf file in the WTF folder. Then open from the launcher and wait till it says World of Warcraft is up to date

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