WTB horse for horde and wolf for allies. Blizz really needs 2 diversify their things. Always wanted a palamino as a horde player, those things are plain awesome. On a side note bet allies got tired of all the horse/cat combos they got. Or let us have both idk.
Well, we now know that 4.01 will not be released this coming week, as although there is a scheduled maintenance, there is no mention of the patch. As far as I remember, Blizz always says like "there will be scheduled maintenance to apply the new patch...".
In regards to your response, Creb, Blizzard doesn't usually confirm there will be a patch until late morning on the day of the patch (sometimes, not always, a blue will confirm it in a forums response the night before). I remember a couple times they called an extended maintenance "normal maintenance" on a patch week. People thought the patch wasn't coming until they start downloading it. Also, PTR servers may still be up when a patch downloads (that is in response to another common myth)
Since PTR has been sharing builds with Beta, if Beta switched to 4.0.3, PTR cannot receive a new build (unless they start testing 4.0.3, which I doubt). It is possible they will keep PTR up another week without a new build, but if the patch does not come this week, I think the 12th is a certainty.
That has to be the funniest Blizzard machinima i've seen yet. The goblins are coming out beautifully. Speaking of goblins, a file called MUS_GoblinHotRodRadioLoop_EU01.mp3 is rather funny too. Hopefully there is a way to turn the radio off though. XD
What I haven't gathered from all the news messages over the past few weeks of what exactly will be and will not be in 4.0.1. Is it ONLY the new races, race/class combinations and world changes that will NOT be in it? Will class changes like the entire Paladin overhaul, new talent builds etc all be in 4.0.1?
Does that mean if it comes out next week or the week after that we'll be tanking ICC and other current content with the new changes? Does that mean that from next week or the next week after I will have to learn how to play my class all over again? (Since I'm a Paladin).
And what I'm most concerned of,... almost every blue posts changes are being made to the classes, balancing and all that. Will the Arena and PVP be completely imbalanced? Will Warrior tanks have shit threat? Just because they're still tinkering with numbers in beta?
Class and talent changes are in, races and world changes aren't. So yes you'll be tanking ICC, and yes probably some things will be different or even broken. Generally though the way it usually works out is that players get massively more powerful, because they can get talents that are designed for the new level cap at the old cap. Even with the new talent system, that will probably still be the case.
The arena season will end the moment 4.0.1 goes live so I wouldn't worry about PVP imbalance. When 3.0 hit, the arena servers were so laggy it was unplayable anyway. As for BGs, they said they'd put in temporary damage nerfs inside BGs if it turns out damage is just too ridiculous.
Also, numbers from the beta won't affect 4.0.1 live servers, just like tinkering on the PTR doesn't affect it now. They won't go live with a build that makes it impossible for anyone to clear ICC for a month.