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    Patch 4.1 PTR Notes - April 8th Update, Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13850

    Patch 4.1 PTR Notes - April 8th Update
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
    General
    • Honor is now purchasable from the Justice Commodities Vendor at 250 Honor per 375 Justice.
    • Justice is now purchasable from the Honor Commodities Vendor at 250 Justice per 375 Honor.
    • Conquest is now purchasable from the Valor vendor at 250 Conquest per 250 Valor.

    Raids & Dungeons
    • The Dungeon Finder: Call to Arms will now identify which class role is currently the least represented in the queue, and offer them additional rewards for entering the Dungeon Finder queue and completing a random level-85 Heroic dungeon.
      • The least represented class icon will show within the Dungeon Finder to indicate the role that is eligible to earn the bonus reward.
      • Players must queue solo with the currently indicated least represented class (by the system) and complete the dungeon up to and including the final boss in order to be eligible for the bonus reward.
      • The bonus reward will be displayed to eligible (system identified as least represented) classes within the UI.
      • Once the dungeon is completed the eligible player will receive a goodie bag with various potential rewards including: gold, rare gems, non-combat pets, and (very rare) mounts.

    Halls of Origination
    • Temple Gardian Anhuur should now properly go into his Shield Phase at 33% even if he was channeling his 66% shield phase.

    Lost City of Tol'vir
    • Soul Fragments that spawn during the High Prophet Barim encounter should now perform an emote when they merge with the Harbinger of Darkness.

    Wailing Caverns
    • The maze section has been removed to make the overall dungeon more accessible and quicker to complete. Nearby creatures and bosses have been adjusted to compensate.

    Guilds
    Guild Challenges
    • Gold rewards are deposited into the guild bank once the guild reaches level 5. The text for the Cash Flow guild perk has been updated appropriately.

    Quests & Creatures
    • New Cooking and Fishing Dailies have been added to Darnassus, Ironforge, Thunder Bluff, and Undercity.

    Classes: General
    • Several persistent ground effects now display different visuals for hostile and friendly players. The following spells have the same visual effects for friendly players, but new alternate visuals for hostile players: Ring of Frost, Consecration, Desecration, Wild Mushroom, Flare, Ice Trap, Power Word: Barrier, Smoke Bomb, and Hand of Gul'dan. As a general rule, the alternate effects have a red tint or hue indicating they are created by an enemy player. There are currently some issues with this new change which are affecting several of these abilities and is not working as intended at this time.

    Druid (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    • Enrage no longer increases physical damage taken.
    • Stampeding Roar's duration has been increased to 8 seconds, up from 6. The movement speed effect has been increased to 60%, up from 40% and is no longer cancelled by cancelling shapeshift form.

    Hunter (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    Hunter Bug Fixes
    • Deterrence: The area damage of the paladin ability Hammer of the Righteous will no longer hit Hunters with Deterrence active.

    Mage (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    • Frost Armor has been reworked:
      • It now reduces physical damage taken by 15%, instead of providing 20% additional armor.
      • The Chilled proc from Frost Armor can no longer proc Fingers of Frost.
      • The attack speed slow from the Chilled proc is now 20%, down from 25%, but it also affects ranged attack speed.

    Paladin (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    Retribution
    • Selfless Healer: The damage bonus from this talent now has a 30 sec duration instead of 10 sec.

    Paladin Bug Fixes
    • Avenger's Shield can no longer be blocked.
    • Judgements of the Just debuff can no longer trigger talents and other effects.
    • Seal of Truth: Fixed a tooltip error that stated swings at targets with Censure fully stacked dealt 9% weapon damage. They actually dealt 15% damage and the tooltip has been updated accordingly.

    Warlock (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    • Dark Intent: The friendly target of this ability now receives 1% (stacking 3 times to 3%) periodic spell damage and healing bonus instead of 3% (stacking 3 times to 9%). The casting Warlock still receives 3% (stacking 3 times to 9%).

    Affliction
    • Unstable Affliction damage done when it is dispelled has been doubled, but this damage can no longer be critical.

    User Interface
    • Targets and focus targets now display on the mini-map.
    • Moved Video and Sound to a new �Options� screen.
    • Added a network category to the new Options screen and included the two network checkboxes.
      • The Network category contains the options "Optimize network for speed" and "Enable IPv6 when available".

    • Visual Settings Updates
      • Removed the red bar preventing the overall graphics slider from going to ultra based on computer specs.
      • When the user moves the overall slider to a setting that would have previously been prevented, any option that can't go as high as that setting will get the warning icon with a tooltip explaining why it can't go higher. For example: The user sets the overall slider to Ultra and the water setting can only go to Fair. The water setting would automatically switch to Fair.
      • Support for DirectX 11 can now be found in the Advanced tab of the Options screen.

    • At the login screen:
      • Moved the "Reset User Options" button from the popup window that appears when you click Options to the actual Options window.
      • Clicking Options now goes directly to the Video tab of the Options screen.
      • Removed the now-unneeded popup.

    • The New Features (!) Option Screen has been updated:
      • Cast action keybinds on key down (Combat)
      • Pick Up Action Key (ActionBars)
      • Nameplate Motion Type (Names)
      • Graphics API (Advanced)
      • Network category

    Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13850
    A new PTR build is being deployed on test realms.

    Wailing Caverns Changes
    The "maze" of the Wailing Caverns has been removed, that's basically half of the instance.



    Spell Changes
    Reminder: If it's not in the official patch notes above, it's probably just a tooltip fix or something like that. If it's a real change, Blizzard will eventually update the real notes.
    Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
    New Items

    Guild Perks
    • Cash Flow - In addition, completing guild challenges will reward gold directly to your guild bank.

    Alchemy

    Blacksmithing

    Jewelcrafting

    Druid (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    Feral
    • Enrage no longer increases physical damage taken by 10%.
    • Faerie Fire (Feral) apparently now deals 679 damage instead of only dealing damage based on Attack Power.

    Balance
    • Sunfire base damage has been increased by 50%, from 372 to 558.

    Mage (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    Frost
    • Frost Armor now reduces physical damage taken by 15% instead of increasing armor from items by 20% and Frost resistance by 44. Now increases time between enemy attacks by 20%, down from 25%.
    • Fingers of Frost now procs from offensive Chill effects.

    Paladin (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    Retribution
    • Seal of Truth now deals 15% weapon damage once stacked to 5 times, up from 9% weapon damage.
    • Selfless Healer now lasts 30 sec, up from 10 sec.

    Priest (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    Holy
    • Blessed Resilience now procs when you're critically hit by any non-periodic attack.
    • Body and Soul now increases the target's movement speed by 30/60%, up from 12/30%.

    Shadow

    Warlock (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    Affliction
    • Dark Intent now increases periodic damage and healing by 1% on the other.
    • Haunt now scales from 69.71% of Spell Power, up from 53.63%.
    Last edited by Boubouille; 2011-04-08 at 01:11 AM.

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    Stood in the Fire Cracken56's Avatar
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    Honor is now purchasable from the Justice Commodities Vendor at 250 Honor per 375 Justice.
    Justice is now purchasable from the Honor Commodities Vendor at 250 Justice per 375 Honor.
    Conquest is now purchasable from the Valor vendor at 250 Conquest per 250 Valor.

    this sucks actually. sigh. first. derp.
    Last edited by Cracken56; 2011-04-07 at 10:44 PM.

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    •Bold Carnelian, Solid Zephyrite, Subtle Alicite, Perfect Quick Alicite, Sovereign Nightstone, Regal Jasper, Resolute Hessonite, and any cut of uncommon gem now sells to NPC for 75 silver instead of 9 gold.

    That just sucks...

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    What? Being able to trade honor for justice? so now pvpers can, really, farm justice points just by pvping? -_-

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    75s per cut, i'm gonna hate Kripparrian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Branq View Post
    What? Being able to trade honor for justice? so now pvpers can, really, farm justice points just by pvping? -_-
    Calling it RIGHT NOW that an overwhelmingly higher proportion of QQing about this is going to be PvPers, regarding people PvEing to acquire PvP gear.

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    Balance
    Sunfire base damage has been increased by 50%, from 372 to 558.

    ....OM NOM NOM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Branq View Post
    What? Being able to trade honor for justice? so now pvpers can, really, farm justice points just by pvping? -_-
    Because justice points are so useful right?

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    •Bold Carnelian, Solid Zephyrite, Subtle Alicite, Perfect Quick Alicite, Sovereign Nightstone, Regal Jasper, Resolute Hessonite, and any cut of uncommon gem now sells to NPC for 75 silver instead of 9 gold.

    This is a horrible change.

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    About time they fixed that pesky Wailing Caverns maze.

    I'll be happier when they just make it a straight corridor with sporadic trash and a boss at the end.

    In fact, I wish they'd do that with every dungeon from now on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracken56 View Post
    Honor is now purchasable from the Justice Commodities Vendor at 250 Honor per 375 Justice.
    Justice is now purchasable from the Honor Commodities Vendor at 250 Justice per 375 Honor.
    Conquest is now purchasable from the Valor vendor at 250 Conquest per 250 Valor.

    this sucks actually. sigh. first. derp.
    Why? Smells like trolling or just angry that raiders can get arena gear easier but not the other way around.


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    hi i can pvp while doing pve
    hi i can pve while doing pvp

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    generally good changes/fixes

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    •Bold Carnelian, Solid Zephyrite, Subtle Alicite, Perfect Quick Alicite, Sovereign Nightstone, Regal Jasper, Resolute Hessonite, and any cut of uncommon gem now sells to NPC for 75 silver instead of 9 gold.

    Seriously, WTF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladinator View Post
    Why? Smells like trolling or just angry that raiders can get arena gear easier but not the other way around.
    Have to be dellusional if you think Conquest is harder to get than Valor point.
    Valor being much harder to get than Conquest, i dont see the problem in that conversion
    Conquest being much easier to get, i DO see a problem there.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bahumut5
    I don't want to call Boubouille and wake her up for something like this.

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    So. Epic gems? I'm guessing these will be in 4.2.0 when Firelands comes out seeing as they're 'blazejewels'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracken56 View Post
    Honor is now purchasable from the Justice Commodities Vendor at 250 Honor per 375 Justice.
    Justice is now purchasable from the Honor Commodities Vendor at 250 Justice per 375 Honor.
    Conquest is now purchasable from the Valor vendor at 250 Conquest per 250 Valor.

    this sucks actually. sigh. first. derp.
    Have to agree with you here, what a terrible idea, i thought we got passed the whole 'get pvp gear by doing pve' thing in wrath, now they are even doing 'get pve gear by doing pvp' aswell. Seriously.

    EDIT: Also YAY!
    Quote Originally Posted by Blizzard
    "Several persistent ground effects now display different visuals for hostile and friendly players."
    Last edited by Reash; 2011-04-07 at 11:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slappy102 View Post
    So. Epic gems? I'm guessing these will be in 4.2.0 when Firelands comes out seeing as they're 'blazejewels'
    More like this it's 1 time equip, it will be one of the fishing dailies rewards...

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    * Sin and Punishment now affects target within 6 yards, down from 10 yards.

    Sure that one needs a nerf... wait what??!

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    Hmmm. Glad I can convert my worthless JP to honor and get some pvp gear quicker. Dark Intent nerf is kinda lame, at least it doesn't affect warlocks at all.

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