We've got plenty of blue posts to cover today, but you can probably expect more "unofficial" news for tomorrow.
Sunwell Plateau world first kills
We had plenty of them on the PTRs but hey, they're still world first kills (and bosses were slightly modified since their last appearance on PTRs) ! The first 3 bosses of the Sunwell Plateau have been killed, the following guilds got the world firsts :
- V A N Q U I S H (US-Cho'gall) was the first guild to kill Kalecgos.
- Blood Legion (US-Illidan) was the first guild to kill Brutallus.
- Curse / SK-Gaming was the first guild to kill Felmyst. (And before you ask, yes, Curse guild left meet Your makers to join SK-Gaming, you can read a full interview about this change on SK-Gaming.)
And while we're talking about Sunwell Plateau, please note that [item=34183] doesn't drop from Felmyst anymore and drop from trash mobs instead.
Hyjal summit and Zul'aman changes in 2.4
I already posted about the additions of The Fists of Fury to the Hyjal Summit trash loot table yesterday, but we now have a lot more details about all the changes made to Hyjal Summit in 2.4
- You now get 12 reputation points for each mob killed.
- Frostwyrms give 60 reputation points.
- Bosses give 375 reputation points.
- You should get about 6~7k reputation points for a single run.
- The area around Archimonde in Battle for Mount Hyjal has been decreased in size and players are no longer able to go into the hills around his area. (Source)
Also, I didn't really know where to add this Zul'aman change in today's news, but it looks like [item=33421] now gives 40 defense rating instead of 40 block rating.
Sunwell Heroic rewards ETA - About a month
Blizzard expects most of the servers to reach the 3rd phase of the Offensive within a month, at this point the "Anvil" will be taken and the new badge vendor will become available.
2008 Arena Tournament Registration is now open
Sunwell Isle offensive phase auto-completion time
So ... How much time will it take to complete the offensive on a low populated realm ? not that much according to Drysc.
[blizzquote="Drysc;http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=5575657923&postId=55751961929&sid=1#3]Each phase includes an "auto complete" time, in which case the next phase will automatically begin if your realm is falling behind. It's around double the amount of time for it to auto complete as compared to what we estimate an average realm will finish each phase in.[/blizzquote"]
Hotfixes for the Week of March 24 - 30
Two hotfixes have been deployed on live servers, according to the thread there will probably be more of them during the week.
Originally Posted by Drysc
Weapon size changes in 2.4
Changes on Humans, Taurens, and Dwarves are intended, but the ones on Undead and Trolls are just bugs and will be fixed.
High latency in Battlegrounds
Blizzard is aware of the high latency experienced by users on both EU and US realms and is working on a fix.
[blizzquote="Drysc;http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=5575687783&postId=55751960886&sid=1#0]We are aware of the high latency being experienced in some battlegroups and we're in the process of attempting to find a resolution as quickly as possible. We will continue to track this issue and report any updates within this thread.[/blizzquote"]
Combat Log Spam and performance issues
If you're experiencing framerate issues when zonning, you might want to try this.
Originally Posted by Slouken
Patch 2.4 Bugs
There are a few more bugs identified on patch 2.4, according to Hortus a full list of bugs currently affecting the live servers will be released very soon.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment