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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. Bahska's Avatar
    Vista...

    Vista...

    Windows Vista...

    Right...
    People don't use vista still, hmm ok if you think so....does wow have a memory leak in vista 64 bit? :P
    A PC game created for one PC, windows, not mac yet having massive memory leaks upon exiting the game is kinda of strange
    Another thing bothering me is the fact that it creates unnecessary files outside of its directory and related files. This is similar to Pando being downloaded for F2P mmos. Programming like this while not malicious,is close to malicious...makes you wonder what else they put on your machine...

    Also read again i wasn't comparing wow dungeons to star wars dungeons or addons. I was saying star wars 5 man heroics are harder than star wars normal raids. Just read the forums and you can figure that out.
    Above all i was saying people say there game is the best but in reality it has just as much faults as any other game it all depends on your tastes. You like it good for you, I happen to like out leveling zones i get bored of (Not a fan of the quest grind in any game) an not being forced to complete a zone (Even a starting one) to move on.
    For that reason i passed on swtor does that make me a bad gamer? Nah i just have different taste's like everyone else. I knew i wouldn't make it far so im not wasting my money.

    I would like to think that's being a smart consumer and not jumping in just cause it's Star Wars.

    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.
    Not true Warlocks and DK's have there own summon able class mounts, who's to say this isn't a warlock mount that they summon. (I don't think so but you never know, i think its TGC related)
  1. Rodewijk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dannoson View Post
    Speaking of, would there be an increase in performance? I'm betting there is, but how much would be the question. It's been said that WoW is mostly a CPU based game, so having a better CPU means a better game. Of course, RAM, Graphics card and HD speed also are part of the equation, but CPU makes a bigger difference. Also, the server and the connection speed affect this game.

    This 64-bit client will allow WoW to take advantage of the architecture and instructions of a 64-bit processor (most people not using a completely obsolete paperweight should have a 64-bit processor by now. All multicore CPUs are 64-bit). This should give a boost to parallel processing and multitasking, but the question remains, just how much can this game benefit from this? As I am not a Computer Science major (yet) or a Computer Engineer or Electronic Engineer, I can only pose questions. Hopefully someone else can answer this, at least in generic terms.
    Atm wow doesnt use more then 2 cores but with this 64 bit patch it will be able to use the most out of your cpu.
    Aswell as wow doesnt use more then 2 Gb of ram atm and with this patch it will be able to use evrything u have.

    So for ppl who run on a I7 and 8 gb + ram will defo see a major improvement.
  1. Jervaise's Avatar
    I like the feldrake, it is very original and well designed.
  1. Lone Jobber's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bahska View Post
    Not true Warlocks and DK's have there own summon able class mounts, who's to say this isn't a warlock mount that they summon. (I don't think so but you never know, i think its TGC related)
    Personally what I think he meant to say was ... you realize that compared to warlocks, 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.

    He knows that warlocks get their ground mounts as he clearly states it in his second sentence. Sure he overlooked death knights but that's a different story. He could have just worded it differently. Personally I'm of mind that only what, three (four if you count druids) have class mounts leaving the rest of the bunch in the cold, that it would be lame if they got their own random drake as well. My money would be on TCG or maybe pre-MOP event.
  1. Demonidze's Avatar
    Cool, new drake.
  1. Johnmatrix's Avatar
    Please update the ret paladin pvp set bonus to match the pve 2pc bonus. The old bonus is outdated from WOTLK and the pve bonus makes ret feel like it is supposed to be. I don't wanna sacrafice 600 resilience to enjoy to play my class in pvp.
  1. lowlyworm's Avatar
    hmmm i cant seem to find that Optimizer option on my launcher...? anyone else see it?
  1. Lemons's Avatar
    Oooooo...folder optimization? I'd love for wow to take up less space on my HD. The thing is massive although I'll admit some of that is my gigantic screenshot folder >.>
  1. fearcazic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lowlyworm View Post
    hmmm i cant seem to find that Optimizer option on my launcher...? anyone else see it?
    I can't find it either and my launcher is a higher version than what's listed on the screenshot.

    V4.3.0.15050
  1. ChaosWolf's Avatar
    Oh look, ANOTHER drake mount.
  1. Lannael's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Selxxa View Post
    I dig the lock and load change.
    As do I
  1. Hyde's Avatar
    Even though it's just another reskin, I like the feldrake as it different enough from the other drakes in terms of its design. More green glow from its eyes please.
  1. bluspacecow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fearcazic View Post
    I can't find it either and my launcher is a higher version than what's listed on the screenshot.

    V4.3.0.15050
    It's not an option you turn on or off.

    It happens automatically when updating from the 4.3 PTR -> 4.3.2 PTR
  1. lowlyworm's Avatar
    got it thanks must be something they will push with the patch
  1. Awfulx's Avatar
    Odd.. "fel drake" and "eye of the legion" 2 Outland sounding items?
  1. The Last DJ's Avatar
    "Feldrake mount". Ostensibly, a drake that has been affected by fel energy. Screenshot shows a mount that is in fact a drake corrupted by fel energy. Pages and pages (and loads of overwhelmingly intelligent FB comments) screaming about a reskin. God I love this community. (Personally, I think it looks cool, if only for it being another obtainable black dragon, as they're my favorite flight. I'm not entirely sold on the "spinning logo wooshy thing" like with the Darkmoon Bear or how the felfire effects look in action, as many of the special glow effects Blizzard produces look really great in stills, but like crap in execution - see Tyrael's Charger.)
  1. Torstein's Avatar
    LnL procc Ftw ! Finally.
  1. Elrandir's Avatar
    Hai, ok reading these comments is bad for one's health, so I don't know why I keep doing it. I just wanted to say, meh at another "skinjob" mount, stop recycling if you make that much money blizz how is this even possible, I honestly don't understand where blizzard's great reputation comes from. Where is all this freaking money going to? There are so many bugs still in game (worgen males, wtf!) and so much recycling I was really hoping swtor would be better to replace this aging game but I tried beta and wept for that game too. And whoever was talking about the 2 new dragon models in cata, I don't know which you mean, but at least one of those, maybe both: just a reskin of the same model with some more bells and whistles, which is beyond sad for a company that makes so much money. I remember getting my vortex pinnacle drake and dying a bit inside realizing how it moved was oddly familiar lol... What I wanna know is, what does this 64bit client mean? Besides "good for the future" I haven't found any indication that this will be a performance increase for 64bit systems, some even say it could be worse lol. As wow is supposedly already optimized for multicores and larger amounts of ram memory.
  1. Of-the-horde's Avatar
    Fel drake and eye pet probably new tcg items since the new set is based on demons.

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