Update - Added November 29 Patch 4.0.3a Hotfixes and a blue post about the 150mb download you get before entering the game.

150mb "Patch" Download
Originally Posted by Bashiok (Blue Tracker)
It's not a new patch, it's actually "re-downloading" data which will replace current files. It's intended to resolve a few issues including disconnects and 'pink squares'.

As it's not a patch, if you're extremely eager to get into the game (or it's taking too long) you can actually bypass the launcher and run the wow.exe in your game directory and play normally. You can then continue on downloading it later after you're done playing.

WoW's 6th Anniversary
It's WoW's 6th Anniversary in-game! Don't forget to log on all your characters on November 30th or later to get the achievement! Last year, the WoW's 5th Anniversary was available for 2 weeks before Blizzard deactivated it.

Patch 4.0.3a Hotfixes - November 29
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

  • Emalon the Storm Watcher is no longer despawning on death and his corpse can be looted normally.
  • Rain of Chaos cast by the warlock versions of Severed Essence in Icecrown Citadel was doing substantially more damage than intended and has been adjusted.
  • Cataclysm leather can no longer be skinned from low-level NPCs.
  • Azure Watch flight master Zaldaan has been reminded that he should hate the Horde.
  • Alchemists Flask bonus for Flask of Steelskin is now consistent with other profession's Stamina buffs.
  • Characters that have Illustrious Grand Master Engineering are now able to use the Gnomish Army Knife without errors.

Druid (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • It should no longer be possible for any druid to maintain the old talent Predatory Instincts.

Hunter (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • The free Aimed Shot from Master Marksman was dealing too little damage. It now deals the same or a little bit more damage than the base Aimed Shot.
  • Spirit Bond is now correctly applied when monkey or dog pets are active.
  • The Gorishi Fledgling Colossus is now longer immobile when tamed.

Paladin (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
  • Sanctuary now functions correctly for paladins below level 30 and no longer refunds talent points upon relogging or zoning.
  • Light of Dawn casts correctly and does not produce an error when it does not hit a targeted ally.

  • The Bulging Sack of Gold rewarded upon completion of the quest "Forged Documents" now actually contains gold.
  • The Fireliminator X-21 quest item for the quest "When Science Attacks" is no longer able to be used outside of Azshara.
  • The Mad Magus Tirth's Soul effect from the quest "The Mad Magus" is now zone-bound to Thousand Needles.
  • Players can no longer receive Bloodsail Buccaneers reputation by killing Booty Bay Bruisers when phased after completing the quest "Doublerum".
  • General Grimaxe and his Dark Iron Golem should now correctly spawn for all players on the quest "Grimaxe's Demise".
  • Level 61+ players should now be able to complete the quest "Uther's Blessing" by using the item Chillwind Tribute at Uther's Tomb.
  • "A Mother's Worries" in Wetlands should now display quest text.
  • Players with the Enchanted Imp Sack aura from the quest "Do the Imp-Possible" in Felwood are no longer able to use their mount to carry passengers.
  • Skybreaker Recon Fighters are visible now and it is again possible to complete the quests "Keeping the Alliance Blind" and "Blinding the Eyes in the Sky" in Icecrown.
  • Banshee Essences can now be looted by all party members in Stratholme.
  • The Desolace quest "Satyrical Offerings" is no longer flagged for Cataclysm and can be obtained without the expansion.
  • The Southern Barrens quest "Segmentation Fault: Core Dumped" now correctly awards experience, money, and reputation upon completion.
  • Carrion Scarabs spawned by the Crypt Horrors in Eastern Plaguelands are now correctly level 40.
  • The quest "The Hunter's Way" is now first available at level 8, down from level 10.
  • The murlocs for the quest "Ever So Lonely" now correctly respawn as players capture them.

Moonkin Hatchling and Lil' Ragnaros Now Available
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
We're pleased to announce that the two recently revealed in-game pets, Lil' Ragnaros and the Moonkin Hatchling, are now available in the Pet Store section of the online Blizzard Store at a price of $10 each.

Lil' Ragnaros, the Tiniest Firelord

Ragnaros, the dread master of all fire elementals, will return in Cataclysm to avenge his defeat in Molten Core. And what better way to head into battle than with a miniature version of the firelord himself following at your beck and call? Lil' Ragnaros, just like his full-scale namesake, burns with constant fury (not to mention flames that serve as a handy cooking fire) and comes equipped with the legendary hammer Sulfuras. And as a being of pure elemental fire, he has no need to walk from place to place -- he just submerges into the magma below the world's surface when you start walking and reemerges when you stop.

Moonkin Hatchling Charity Pet -- For the Children!

The googly-eyed Moonkin Hatchling, which comes in unique Horde and Alliance versions, will occasionally plant flowers at your feet, and happily /dances with any willing partners. Like last year's Pandaren Monk, the Moonkin Hatchling has a soft spot for helping children. For every Moonkin Hatchling adopted from November 29 through December 31, 2010, Blizzard Entertainment will donate 50% of the $10 purchase price to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

Thanks to the support of all the World of Warcraft players out there who purchased the Pandaren Monk last year, we were able to donate more than $1.1 million to Make-A-Wish this past February. We’re looking forward to making another big contribution to this great cause on behalf of the World of Warcraft community following the close of this year’s promotion.

To learn more about the Pet Store, please visit the Pet Store FAQ, and for more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation® in the U.S. visit www.wish.org and outside the U.S. visit www.worldwish.org.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Moonkin Hatchling and Lil' Ragnaros Now Available started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 169 Comments
  1. mmoc65170f1274's Avatar
    Bought all two, and good thing is 50-50% goes to charity
  1. Ottius's Avatar
    A video showing Lil' Ragnaros being exposed to a pet biscuit and igniting critters.
  1. mmoc7a5aa8428c's Avatar
    So... I am going for 4 years since I play WoW... that's alot.
  1. Slanyou's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Charagon View Post
    GW2 really can't come soon enough...

    So Blizzard doesn't charge you every month?

    No... wanting to get what I pay for is a pretty tried and true stance.

    Nobody, it's just incredibly poor timing on Blizz's part to add two new pets to the store at the exact same time they decided to NOT add a new pet to the game.

    That pretty much sums it up, yes.

    Blizzard freely admits they set up that expectation.

    Two consecutive years makes it a tradition.

    That's pretty much the sum of it.

    You know, I never thought of it that way.

    Blizzard is incredibly stupid to not have done that. They could have avoided this entire scenario.

    Here's the long and short of it.

    Blizzard created an expectation for content.
    Blizzard failed to deliver said content.
    Blizzard did so in the worst way possible with the timing of their bull!@#$ petstore pets.

    When companies fail, they get poor feedback. That's exactly what this is.
    You did leave some of my arguments out of your response, none the less.

    Yes you get charged to pay, you dont get charged for the free things you get for flavour.

    Two years makes it a tradition? Really so, thats your thought.

    Yes they admit its an expectation and they did not give it to us this year, agian you are not entitled to get free pets just because its another anniversary.

    Go play PvG and get the pet there, for me its something unique they have no reason to make. They did that only for fun to us, and even included a pet.

    I do agree its stupid to go on the same day and be like: hey buy theese pets, for monehz! But really, its just an offer and have nothing to do with this anniversary. Take it or leave it.
    The anniversary is not tied to pet shop in any way I just wanna remark. Also your only arguments is just that its a tradition to give us pets. To the hell it aint, want pets go complete PvG, or go to EPL or Darkshire, or even buy them.
  1. Jerakal's Avatar
    I like how we get to pay for our anniversary pet this year.
  1. Araxyia's Avatar
    Not sure if this was posted anywhere already but the moonkin hatchlin also dances with you when you /dance
    so cute
  1. Highmitsu's Avatar
    I got my raggy on the day they were released. Most awesome pet ever, and I'm sad to say it, but he's replacing the pandaren pet as my trusty companion in raids.
    To those that keep crying about an anniversary pet; it doesn't help. Honestly. At some point you'll have to get over the fact that you didn't get something free.
  1. Occasus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tokn View Post
    That's where you're wrong, greed knows no bounds my friend...
    Perhaps, but I'd assume Blizzard is smart enough to that if they started selling items that impact the game that they'd lose subs. While I won't pretend to know how many that would be, I don't see it being a gamble Blizzard would be willing to make.
  1. funkadelic's Avatar
    They both look interesting, but I still can't justify spending $10 on something that essentially serves no purpose in the game. If they were a buck or two, then I would totally get both of them.

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