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Patch 4.3.2 on Test Realms
A new Patch 4.3.2 is being deployed on test realms as we speak, this is a "minor bug fix patch." according to the official notes but we do not have more details for the moment.

World of Warcraft Optimization
The launcher now optimizes your game folder and tries to improve game performance/reduce the size of the install on your hard drive.



64 Bit Game Client
The 64 bit client might appear in this patch, the current test build is tagged as "test x86", which implies that a 64 bit version is available somewhere.



Client Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • ERR_PARENTAL_CONTROLS_DISCONNECT_WARNING = "You will be disconnected due to parental controls in %d |4minute:minutes;.";
  • ERR_PARENTAL_CONTROLS_DISCONNECT_WARNING_SOON = "You will be disconnected due to parental controls in less than 1 minute.";
  • TIME_PLAYED_ALERT = "You have been playing for %s. Excessive gameplay can cause inconvenience in your daily life.";


Achievements Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Dungeons & Raids

Feats of Strength



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts
  • Feldrake Summons and dismisses a rideable feldrake. This is a flying mount. 1.5 sec cast

Companion Pets

Druid (Forums / Talent Calculator)
Tier 13

Hunter (Forums / Talent Calculator)
Survival

Marksmanship
  • Bombardment now lasts 5 secs instead of affecting your next multi shot only.

Paladin (Forums / Talent Calculator)
Tier 13
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.3.2 on Test Realms started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 238 Comments
  1. Seriousdoom's Avatar
    tired of dragons, its the same model every time, they are either a recolor or retexture, nothing new, no new model no new animations, nothing.
  1. Appletini's Avatar
    Not like you guys were going to get it anyway since it is more than likely a tcg mount.
  1. Cuboid's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by domie1595 View Post
    *Sigh*, you got 2 new dragon models with cataclysm release, and one more this patch (tho staff users could get that one last patch)
    Actually the one we got this patch wasn't new. It's just the Alexstrasza model that has been in the game for years with a recolor. Face it - Blizzard are the kings of recycling stuff to avoid "wasting" resources.
  1. Vess's Avatar
    Is it me, or can i smell the faintest hint of "return of the burning legion/sargeras" post-cata-patch data...
  1. shamental's Avatar
    inb4 "omg wow optimization deleted my 5 year old screenshots!!"
  1. Williamgood's Avatar
    If this is a lock mount... many rages from other classes will happen...
  1. gorkos's Avatar
    "Lock and Load no longer affects Arcane Shots." i laughed when i saw this. its about time.
  1. m2geek's Avatar
    Fel Drake should become the Warlock class mount - there is no really cool fliers for Warlocks...

    ---------- Post added 2012-01-04 at 05:20 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Vess View Post
    Is it me, or can i smell the faintest hint of "return of the burning legion/sargeras" post-cata-patch data...
    Yus Please... WTB TBC 2.0
  1. bluspacecow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Netherspark View Post
    Also, I can't post on the official forums so I guess I'll ask here: I'm trying to update the PTR (I already have it patched to 4.3) but after the game folder reconfigure it's trying to download over 3.5 gigs of data. Why does it seem like it's downloading the entire game again when all it needs is the latest patch?
    That would be because the Data folder has been reconfigured.

    Pretty much all the patch files for 4.0.0 PTR -> 4.3 PTR have been merged into existing files. There's a new world2.MPQ file there as well. Because of this it's having to redownload files.

    Basically it's like this :

    When the launcher opens it compares the files it has in the Data folder against the list from wow.mfil

    If it finds files in there it doesn't have it goes "I has new files to download" and starts downloading those files.

    Now if your question is why don't they just make a script program that copies the new files from the existing ones ? It may have a lot to do with the fact the PTR's only just opened. There could be a PTR launcher update that does that coming. We don't know atm.

    ---------- Post added 2012-01-04 at 05:39 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer View Post
    Small patch my ass.

    It's 3.2 GB.
    They reconfigured the data folder meaning there's new files and existing files have different checksums.
  1. miguelcrespo85's Avatar
    Feldrake looks like it belongs in the darkmoon faire
  1. Einchy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Asmekiel View Post
    To the people complaining about reskin: go apply at Blizzard if you have such fantastic ideas.
    Haha, what the fuck.
  1. Capers's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by m2geek View Post
    Fel Drake should become the Warlock class mount - there is no really cool fliers for Warlocks...

    ---------- Post added 2012-01-04 at 05:20 PM ----------



    Yus Please... WTB TBC 2.0
    Umm.. you realize no other class has access to their own class mount other than pally right? If locks get another class mount, all classes should get one also as compensation.
  1. bluspacecow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kharli View Post
    anyone else getting
    "Unable to find streaming info for "Data\enGB\OldWorld-enGB.MPQ". (OpenRepackTarget::Validate)"
    ?
    You shouldn't even have that file in the Data folder anymore :|

    Try this :

    First go to your PTR folder then the Data folder then the enGB folder

    Drag the OldWorld-enGB.MPQ file out of that folder altogether. Also take out any OldWorld MPQ files you find in there. Put them all in a folder in My Documents or something , making sure you're moving them and not copying them. You want to take any OldWorld files out of the Data folder completely.

    Then go in the PTR folder and delete the launcher.wtf out of the wtf folder as well as wow.mfil & wow.tfil out of the PTR folder.

    Then open the launcher from the PTR folder

    Quote Originally Posted by Appletini View Post
    First off all, how do we get the launcher to do this? My launcher (on OSX Lion) came up same as usual and didn't do anything.
    Did it automatically for me.

    Didn't show that picture in the launcher. Rather it opened it in Safari. It does need to download updated tools - there should be a blue bar going across the launcher when that happens.
  1. caninepawprints's Avatar
    That mount is badass, and I'm really hoping it's one I'll be able to obtain. I'm so hoping it's not a store mount or TCG item!
  1. Caldrath's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Capers View Post
    Umm.. you realize no other class has access to their own class mount other than pally right? If locks get another class mount, all classes should get one also as compensation.
    What about DKs?
  1. thaedris21's Avatar
    Sorry to burst your bubbles guys but the mount and pet look to be from another TCG. I just took a trip down to Booty Bay my hopes were crushed i was hoping for some new non TCG mounts and pets
  1. slimj091's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphan View Post
    Cool I guess. Assume the two Legion themed cosmetics will be TCG; Feldrake's kind of cool, would've been nice to see a Fel Corrupted Netherdrake model though.
    i'm putting money on a legion themed mini raid dungeon to hold us over until MoP is released. TCG, and blizzard store mounts tend to be crazy stuff with new models in order to make us "want" to buy them. there are like what 13 mounts in game using the generic drake model? my guess is that Wrathion will ally himself with the legion since he has no "path to power" now with the aspect's power being depleted.
  1. dsmania's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Capers View Post
    Umm.. you realize no other class has access to their own class mount other than pally right? If locks get another class mount, all classes should get one also as compensation.
    Then what are the Felsteed ( http://www.wowpedia.org/Felsteed ) and the Dreadsteed ( http://www.wowpedia.org/Dreadsteed )? They have been there since vanilla, Felsteed since release and Dreadsteed added in a later patch.

    Not to talk about death knights' deathcharger and skeletal winged steed or druids' flight forms.
  1. Runaway-Fan's Avatar
    Bombardment is just tooltip change. Change of proc is already live. Has anyone tested a tauren hunter with "Kiril, Fury of Beasts"? I mean the bug, when proc stacks up 10 times and you are really big. With 4.3 the hitbox auf my char changes and e.g. I have an increased min-range for range attack. So I have to move back at boss fights like Ultraxion.
  1. Appletini's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bluspacecow View Post
    Did it automatically for me.

    Didn't show that picture in the launcher. Rather it opened it in Safari. It does need to download updated tools - there should be a blue bar going across the launcher when that happens.
    Strange. I just get the typical launcher saying "World of Warcraft is up to date." and nothing else.

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