New Hyjal Summit/Black Temple trash loot
US players started raiding, and a few items dropped from the trash. I'm also adding the Illidari Runeshield here because according to the itemID, it's more than likely a trash loot too. (but I could be wrong on this one, it could drop from the illidari council or another encounter). [item=32428] and [item=32897] are also dropping from trash.
Black Temple and Hyjal Summit trash mobs are now sharing loot tables, including new loots in Black temple, and "old" loots in Hyjal (BT Trash loot, patterns, etc ...)
Great items right ? You're already planning to form a small raid to farm trash only and get all the shiny epics right ? You can't.
Originally Posted by Daelo
There are indeed protections put in place that should make it extremely difficult for very small groups of players to activate the Battle of Mount Hyjal event and be rewarded with either reputation or items from killing the incoming enemy creatures before the players suffer a defeat. Whenever an enemy wave spawns, there's a check done to see if you've killed enough of the enemy creatures. If you haven't, then loot/rep is disabled for that wave of spawns. If you have killed enough, then that wave and further waves of creatures leading up to the next boss have loot/reputation.
Under relatively normal conditions where a full raid is attempting to fight through the enemy waves of creatures to defeat a boss, all creatures past the first wave should reward reputation and have a chance at item loot.
These kinds of protections were necessary so as to not promote the creation and activation of large numbers of Hyjal instances, which could lead to performance problems for the server.
The huge nerf of Archimonde's reputation reward basically made the reputation rewarded during a full clean of Hyjal Summit lower (about 100 points) than in 2.1.
2.2 Undocumented changes
There is also a post going on the official forums listing all the official changes.
New music added to Honor Hold as well as the inns of Ironforge, Stormwind, and Ratchet
Cho Threadstrong has new sayings he shouts at the fruit vendor (poor fruit vendor)
Griftah unceremoniously ousted from Shattrath. Now sadly selling his fine wares (at unreasonably cheap prices!) in Terrokar Forest, just outside of the city's south-eastern tunnel at 36, 30 (Thanks, Meadows)
Flavor text added to goblins at zeppelin flight points
Chests in Tempest Keep: Mechanar have had their spawn locations change slightly making it impossible (or more difficult...never underestimate a players's tenacity) to solo
Boats received new music (again? confirm?)
Character Models, Animation, & Spell Effects
Orc shoulders and off-hand weapons fixed (possible overcompensation for previous bug?)
Male night elf shoulders arc differently (possible bug? No one seems to mind)
Cyclone graphic changed to, and I quote, "look more awesome." Awesomeness confirmed
Evocation's graphic effect updated, seems to be a blue version of the confirmed-awesome cyclone update
Windfury finishes the updated cyclone trilogy, now larger and darker; fans are divided!
Prayer of Mending received a new animation
Hurricane visually seems more selective, targeting victims with bolts of lightening bolts followed by loud booms
Nethermine Ravager's rock shell ability received a new spell effect
Druid Moonkin form has a new bandaging/crafting/using animation
Undead epic horse mount trails longer flames
Murloc Suits can now /kneel, /laugh, /point, /sit, /talk, and /cheer
Shaman ghost wolf no longer holds weapons or shield while attacking
Weapons while in moonkin form appear to have shrunk
Mass Dispel no longer has a graphic, just shows the dispel animation on anything in the area
New, flashier graphic for Blessing of Protection and Blessing of Freedom
Thunderfury' proc does the same thing as Evocate, Cyclone and Windfury (consider it an epilog)
Spectral Tiger Mount (and Swift Spectral Tiger) updated with brighter armor and fewer seems
The Astromages inside of the Mechanar had their fire aura effect changed in appearance. Much taller now and has a different graphic surrounding them
Druid basic flight form flaps it's wings slower now
Red Ogre Suit is now fixed; weapons scaled down and now seat properly when sheathed
Non-combat pets now have a 1-second cool-down between summoning and unsummoning
Aquadynamic Fish Attractors now officially say the duration is 10 minutes as opposed to 5
Crashn' Thrashn' Robot now will walk around a small area instead of standing in one spot
Merciless Gladiator's Satin Gloves graphic has been changed from slim and tight to look like the bulky Merciless Gladiator's Mooncloth Gloves
Sha'tari Skyguard's Enriched Terrocone Juice reputation reward vendor item price increased from 40 copper to 36 silver
Farmer's Broom 100% beefier
Moonsoul Crown has been changed from miscellaneous to a cloth item, receiving 39 armor, 50 durability, and a need to be repaired
Accurate Scope is now a green item instead of white
Mana potion injector gained charges and flavor text: "They just dont make 'em like this anymore..."
Merciless Gladiator Shoulders are now orange on dark brown instead of orange on pink
Coronet of Verdant Flame has been changed from miscellaneous to a cloth item, receiving 138 armor, 60 durability, and a need to be repaired
Icy Blasting Primers are now made 10 at a time instead of 2, resulting in This results in 1 primal water making 50 frost grenades! Materials remain unchanged
Goblin Gumbo is now unique, and the kettle has unlimited charges for the 15 minutes
Nightstaff of the Everliving's texture has changed. It is now blue/gray where it was white
Gladiator rogue daggers reduced by about 60% in size on blood elf females
Druid Merciless Gladitor Leggings are now a kilt and have slightly been recolored
Fishing: Bobber splash at the end of the timer is adjusted so you don't have to instantly click for fear of missing
Fishing: The fishing line now instantly appears when you cast
Spellpower materials required changed. Now requires 2 large prismatic shards and 2 greater planar essences
Relic's Emanation daily quest money reward decreased while the Ogri'la faction reward was increased (documented somewhere but apparently not well known so here it is. Huzzah!)
Skettis escort quest reward reduced to 9 gold from 11 gold, 99 silver
The tanking cloak is excellent news. Until now there was no tanking cloak in BT / MH, only the pheonix-cloak which drops from A'lar. For guilds like mine where we no longer raid TK / SSC I was kind of worried as there was no way I could upgrade my blue cloak. I expected them to include a new tanking cloak in Zul'Aman but this is good news to know that the developers pick up on itemisation gaps.