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What's in Patch 4.0.3a
Sammew posted an interesting list of the features you should and should not expect in Patch 4.0.3a on the official forums. Zarhym also jumped in, and announced a 20% reduction to the XP required to gain levels from 71 to 80.

What is not in:
  • Creating worgen/goblin characters
  • Worgen/Goblin start zones
  • Archeology
  • Professions past 450 (Illustrious Grand Master)
  • Guild leveling
  • Guild achievements
  • Eastern Kingdoms/Kalimdor flight
  • New Zones (80+)

What is in:
  • Portals in Dalaran/Shattrath Removed
  • Class trainers in Dalaran where portals once were
  • New race-class combinations (excluding worgen/goblin)
  • New Gnome/Troll starting areas
  • Changes to existing zones
  • New cata load screens
  • New cata intro cinematic
  • New cata login screen
  • New music
  • City Quartermasters, with rep tabards
  • Bug fixes
  • Class balancing
  • Druids, paladins, priests, and shaman will have their talent trees reset
  • Experience required to gain levels 71 through 80 is being reduced by 20%
  • New tamable hunter pets (Monkey, fox, dog, and beetle, as well as new skins for existing pet classes.)

Originally Posted by Zarhym (Blue Tracker)
Good thread, Sammew. Aside from content, also included in the upcoming patch are several class balance changes and bug fixes. Due to several talent revisions for select classes, druids, paladins, priests, and shaman will have their talent trees reset.

Experience required to gain levels 71 through 80 is being reduced by 20%.

You'll also get the Cataclysm introductory cinematic and new login screen.

Your Fortune Awaits
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
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Join the ranks of the Horde or the Alliance by taking the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm personality test. Gain insight into your destiny by answering a series of questions that probe into your inner workings and draw fortune's cards to catch a glimpse of the future.

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Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Stood in the Fire Feat of Strength
It'll be virtually impossible to predict when and where he'll show up. Deathwing does what he wants. Waiting in a random zone for him to show up is not going to be very effective. It could literally take days for him to hit the zone you're in. (Source)

Official Forums
All forums are now read only. We'll see you over at the new site! (Source)

Onyxian Whelpling
It was a pet rewarded to any characters that logged on during the 5th year anniversary. While some special pets are account-wide and mailed on new character creation, the Onyxian Whelpling was not one of them. (Source)

Loremaster in Cataclysm
We hope to release more details about Loremaster tomorrow. Stay tuned! (Source)

Death Knight (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Horn of Winter
The behavior you're describing is the result of a bug which will be fixed in the next patch prior to the release of Cataclysm. You will again be able to toot your own horn to gain runic power, you just won't get the Attack Power benefit if a similar buff is already present. (Source)

Fan Art
A new Fan Art has been added to the official site.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Darkmoon Faire Fortune, Patch 4.0.3a content, Blue Posts, Fan Art started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 132 Comments
  1. Sylvaneart's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zerio View Post
    Not sure, if most of you stopped reading halfway down but the reason for the reset is posted in their. As stated by a blue, it is because of several talent revisions for those classes.
    what revisions?
  1. Mairin's Avatar
    Interesting that even though the quiz gave me druid which is only an alt class, the worgen druid animation that came with the result makes me want to race change at launch.
  1. mikisulu's Avatar
    First try in personalty test i was a Druid, second warrior, but i couldnt get mage, which i have been playing for 5 years
  1. wiIdi's Avatar
    •Portals in Dalaran/Shattrath Removed

    holy shit batman
  1. Drakoes's Avatar
    What about the new achievements? Like "Badlands Questmaster", "The Bloodthirsty", "Guild Wailing Caverns" etc... are those coming too?
  1. Jasthor's Avatar
    Guild rep in the stuff not to expect too?
  1. Elrandir's Avatar
    wtb preview for the talent revisions of pala/druid/shammie/priest, and no I can't wait!
  1. Skulli's Avatar
    Dont think that XP nerf is really needed. I leveled my last char with max rested and 2 heirlooms pretty fast. I was 80 in Grizzly Hills already (did Howling Fjord).
    But i guess its fine to make it as easy as the previous leveling ranges.
  1. Naylol's Avatar
    Experience required to gain levels 71 through 80 is being reduced by 20%

    I like.
  1. Sontrowa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleveneleven View Post
    Doesn't make any sense that world changes but we can't fly in it...

    Sure it does. It takes the time between the Shattering and the Cataclysm release for the faction leaders to decide that the ground is just far too treacherous and different for their warriors to traverse on foot. So that's when they allow the heroes of Azeroth the ability to purchase flight licenses.

    On a more technical note, the only way to reach most of the new 80+ zones is to be ported in or to fly over something to get there. The exceptions being Uldum, which there'll probably be a door in the way, and I think the Twilight Highlands, which will probably have a barricade.
  1. Keristrasza's Avatar
    I got a druid which is funny cause its my second favorite class. My main (alliance side) is a hunter, horde side is a Druid.
  1. bloodwine77's Avatar
    I really hope 4.0.3a is not until the 30th.

    The removal of portals in Dalaran is going to be a big pain-in-the-butt since we'll still be engaged in Northrend activies. It makes more sense once we're all back in Azeroth doing the 81-85 zones. Then again, if Dalaran gains an AH then I guess there isn't too much reason to go back to old world capitols just yet.
  1. courtjester311's Avatar
    I didnt see this mentioned anywhere, but... Will we get to obtain the Master Riding skill to allow us to fly everywhere in this patch? Anyone know?
  1. Qhara's Avatar
    so much for the heirloom effect...looks like its just going to even it out...
  1. Shinshiva's Avatar
    YAY NO PORTALS! I'm logging in post patch and frapsing trade chat.
  1. Howard Moon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bloodwine77 View Post
    ... if Dalaran gains an AH then I guess there isn't too much reason to go back to old world capitols just yet.
    As far as I could tell, they only said they added class trainers. No mention of Auction House unless I missed it and need new glasses.
  1. Gurbz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by courtjester311 View Post
    I didnt see this mentioned anywhere, but... Will we get to obtain the Master Riding skill to allow us to fly everywhere in this patch? Anyone know?
    Look at Boub's post (ya know, the one you had to scroll past to post that comment). Right at the top it tells you exactly what is and is not in the patch.

    And no, Master Riding Skill is only available to those who have purchased Cataclysm, after it has launched.
  1. Mrparkersdogbite's Avatar
    To clarify, the Master Riding Skill is the boost to 310% speed on your flying mounts. It's available now from trainers for 5000g (but there are reputation discounts). The Flight Master's License (to allow flying in old Azeroth) will not be available until the actual expansion (i.e. not 4.0.3a/the Shattering). It'll cost 250g.
  1. Arganaut's Avatar
    Bloody typical, 20% less XP needed for 71-80.... got 7 x 80's already, working on my 8th, and now they throw this in.... It's like when I bought 7 flying mounts at 800g and the dropped the price to 200g. Argh.

    So we will all have to congregate in Lagaran. :-(.

    Please can they speed up the freaking boat service to Northrend then. Or get those runt gnomes to build an IF > SW style tunnel. It seems the pesky sailors have been on strike for the entire xpac making one journey every 10 minutes!
  1. Daveric's Avatar
    The Destiny test came back as a Warrior of course - that's been my main since '06. I chuckled at the Double rainbow reference, a coworker showed me the video the other day.

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