MMO-Champion - Patch 5.0.4 on the Background Downloader, Monks and RaF, Theramore Event Testing
Patch 5.0.4 now available on the Background Downloader
This afternoon the preload for the pre Mists of Pandaria patch started. It is a little bit over 6 GB in size.





Diablo III Developer Blog - 1.0.4 Systems Preview
Lots of good news today for Diablo players in the 1.0.4 Systems preview on Diablofans!



Monks Will be Able To Use Recruit a Friend Bonuses
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We're not making any changes to the way RaF bonuses function, which means monks won't be excluded from receiving the benefits of RaF when Mists of Pandaria is released.

Will they still get realm first achievements?
Yes.

Will Scroll of Resurrection be available to instant level a monk to 80?
No. That's answered here.

Theramore Event Will not Be Tested
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Is the World Event for the Attack on Theramore Isle going to be available for testing soon?
We are not currently planning on opening this up for public/beta testing. That may change but for right now we're testing it internally.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.0.4 on the Background Downloader, Monks and RaF, Theramore Event Testing started by chaud View original post
Comments 78 Comments
  1. moveth's Avatar
    Getting close. So Excited :3
  1. Theodon's Avatar
    Now which program do I uninstall to make room....argh, I need a bigger HDD!

    I guess that means it's also time for hype - stage 2!
  1. pepe2c's Avatar
    time to find some1 to give RaF
  1. Qrange's Avatar
    Sooo by trend, when will this drop onto live?
  1. Malico's Avatar
    Patch 5.0.4 now available on the Background Downloader not EU yet? still 14.9 GB of 14.9 GB here.
  1. Aviney's Avatar
    C'mon pre=MoP event!
  1. MonsieuRoberts's Avatar
    Oh man oh god oh man oh god oh man oh god oh man oh god!
  1. Ocrion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Malico View Post
    Patch 5.0.4 now available on the Background Downloader not EU yet? still 14.9 GB of 14.9 GB here.
    I'm on EU and I have started downloading 5.0.4.
  1. FeliciaMarie's Avatar
    Ohmagerd!!!!
  1. Dingolicious's Avatar
    Theramore is not getting tested. My first reaction: YES!

    Finally something that hasn't been youtubed to death before we see it live.
  1. nzall's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Theodon View Post
    Now which program do I uninstall to make room....argh, I need a bigger HDD!

    I guess that means it's also time for hype - stage 2!
    quick question: how big is your harddrive that you don't have room for a 6 GB download? or are you using an SSD?
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Qrange View Post
    Sooo by trend, when will this drop onto live?
    I'd say 2-3 weeks from now.
  1. drsjohnny's Avatar
    getting closer im hoping this mean's that the patch is gonna come out arond the end of the month
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    ''They are increases the health of normal monsters''.

    Who should I slap this time? Chaud or the original poster who typed that?
  1. Malico's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ocrion View Post
    I'm on EU and I have started downloading 5.0.4.
    What did u do? Started BackgroundDownloader in wow dir?
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Malico View Post
    What did u do? Started BackgroundDownloader in wow dir?
    I did that.
  1. molster's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by McNeil View Post
    ''They are increases the health of normal monsters''.

    Who should I slap this time? Chaud or the original poster who typed that?
    me, it was already fixed, he got the SS before tho =P
  1. darkthunder's Avatar
    Blizzard are pretty smart with the launch of Mists...

    Instead of releasing the expansion at/around the same as a competitors game (Guild Wars 2), they release the expansion aprox. 1 month after. Even if Guild Wars 2 isn't a subscription game, some may think (consciously/unconsciously) that the game HAS a subscription, and will likely "quit" within the first month. Leaving a perfect opportunity to "return" to WoW. Historically, Blizzard also tends to launch the "pre-expansion patch" about a month before the expansion. Which happens to be... around the time of Guild Wars 2 launch. Leaving people to decide either to play the new game, or return to WoW and try out all the new systems, talents etc.

    Guild Wars 2 launches on August 28th (preorders on the 25th). Doesn't take a rocket scientist, to assume that 5.0.4 is going live on either the 21st or 28th (22nd/29th for EU).
  1. Poglia's Avatar
    Downloading it right now. Can't wait for MoP!
  1. Ocrion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Malico View Post
    What did u do? Started BackgroundDownloader in wow dir?
    No I just started my WoW Launcher and got this:

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