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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)
The ground trembles beneath your feet and sinister cultists speak of impending doom. Loved ones have gone missing and the appearance of angered elementals only adds to the confusion. What does the future hold for Azeroth's heroes? What fortune awaits within Sayge’s cards? Visit the Darkmoon Faire and shed light on these mysteries.

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.

By "Liking" and "Sharing" content on the site, taking the personality test, and submitting original images or videos to our contests, you can help unlock exclusive content for the Horde or Alliance!

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. Razac's Avatar
    huh whats with the talent reset?
  1. Explosion_Rex's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TitanTyr View Post
    wait a min what is that in the worgens hand? It looks like that wdjat from yugioh
    It's a gnoll.... you never been to the Darkmoon Faire?
  1. Sollace's Avatar
    Chose some rather random choices in the fortune test and got druid , which is one of my lesser played of my 80s =\. We'll i guess shaman and druid are closer to me personally than what i actually play (a deathknight).
  1. Eleveneleven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Akalaka View Post
    It doesn't make sense either way, we've had flying mounts since BC and now suddenly we learn to fly them in Azeroth? Dunno why the world changing has anything to do with us learning to fly. It's one of the selling points of Cataclysm, like archaeology.
    So would be the new class combinations but they are offering that to us now. They could have also offered to us flying.
  1. Bilen's Avatar
    Anyone on the ptr can tell me an easy way to get the ''Stood in fire'' FoS?

    Thanks in advance.
  1. Trafalgarlaw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dampo View Post
    is it total 20% removed from 71-80 or is it for every level 20% less exp?
    It is the same no matter which.
    What do they teach you kids these days?!?
  1. Azerox's Avatar
    The new fan art looks like a female Spectral Dancer from Lineage 2 ...
  1. Zyriax's Avatar
    Sorry about spamming. But will this patch make it so that I can go Belf with my warrior, just curious and wanna see if I get it right.
  1. PrankHank's Avatar
    No portals in Dalaran? simply means Shattrath city will be back?
  1. wrathchilde123's Avatar
    why the talent resets we geting something new added or deleted?
  1. vicarious ink's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ChildeRoland View Post
    Though I'd like the FoS, as someone else said, do you really want to have a achi that said you stood in the fire as a serious raider? (a)
    Not just any fire. It's THE fire to stand in.
  1. VavAlephVav's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by battle View Post
    mages might earn a minor fortune by patch...

    Muh ha haha ha haha ha ha ha

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