Update - Fixed the links to heroic versions of the upgrade, I apologize for being extremely stupid.

Patch 4.2 - Heroic Item Upgrades
The latest PTR build of Patch 4.2 finally allowed us to understand the use of the Crystallized Firestone dropped by all Firelands boss in heroic mode.

  • Upgrade Weapons and Relics from the Patch 4.2 Valor Points Vendor to heroic quality.
  • Upgrade Weapons and armors from the Firelands raid to heroic quality. Since they aren't listed in the loot table of any boss I will assume they're trash loot but I could be wrong.

To buy the upgraded version of an item, you will need the normal version of the item and 1 Crystallized Firestone.

Level Type Spec Slot Name Drop Upgrade
378PolearmPhysical DPSTwo-HandRanseur of HatredRaid TrashRanseur of Hatred (H)
378GunPhysical DPSRangedLava Bolt CrossbowRaid TrashLava Bolt Crossbow (H)
378StaffSpell DPSTwo-HandSpire of Scarlet PainRaid TrashSpire of Scarlet Pain (H)
378DaggerSpell DPSMain HandChelley's Sterilized ScalpelRaid TrashChelley's Sterilized Scalpel (H)
378LeatherMeleeWaistRiplimb's Lost CollarRaid TrashRiplimb's Lost Collar (H)
378MailPhysical DPSWristHide-Bound ChainsRaid TrashHide-Bound Chains (H)
378AxeMeleeOne-HandBlackcleave ChopperRaid TrashBlackcleave Chopper (H)
378NeckMeleeNeckFirebound GorgetRaid TrashFirebound Gorget (H)
378FingerTankFingerStalwart Ember SealRaid TrashStalwart Ember Seal (H)
378TrinketMeleeTrinketApparatus of Khaz'gorothRaid TrashApparatus of Khaz'goroth (H)
378TrinketTankTrinketScales of LifeRaid TrashScales of Life (H)
378WandSpell DPSRangedGlowing Ember WandValor PointsGlowing Ember Wand (H)
378WandSpell SpiritRangedPhoenix-Feather WandValor PointsPhoenix-Feather Wand (H)
378RelicMeleeRelicDoomflame FetishValor PointsDoomflame Fetish (H)
378RelicPhysical DPSRelicHardheart RelicValor PointsHardheart Relic (H)
378RelicSpell DPSRelicSoulflame VialValor PointsSoulflame Vial (H)
378RelicSpell SpiritRelicFirebinder RelicValor PointsFirebinder Relic (H)
378RelicTankRelicDeathclutch FigurineValor PointsDeathclutch Figurine (H)
378ThrownMeleeThrownMorningstar ShardValor PointsMorningstar Shard (H)
378ThrownTankThrownDeflecting StarValor PointsDeflecting Star (H)
378ThrownMeleeThrownGiantslicerValor PointsGiantslicer (H)

Murkablo Companion Pet Video
The Murkablo (Murky's Little Soulstone) is so cute and fluffy that it deserves an early video. At this point we're not really sure if it will be a Diablo 3 Collector pet or the pet given to people who will attend Blizzcon this year.

Ragnaros 25-Man PTR Kill by Synced
Ragnaros was available for testing on PTRs tonight and Synced (EU-Kil'jaeden) managed to take him down, and they even have a video of the kill.

Additional BlizzCon Benefit Dinner Tickets On Sale June 8
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Looking for another chance to attend this year's BlizzCon Benefit Dinner and help out a good cause in the process? An additional handful of tickets have become available to this special pre-BlizzCon event and will be going on sale Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. Pacific Time through the online Blizzard Store. Guests will have an opportunity to meet and chat with game developers, artists, executives, and other folks from Blizzard Entertainment before the show. Tickets will be available for $500 USD each (BlizzCon admission included), and the proceeds will benefit Children's Hospital of Orange County. Quantities will be extremely limited, so keep a close watch on the ticket sales page on Wednesday evening for the chance to get yours.

Click here for more information on the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Goblin Racial Nerf
It wasn't a stealth nerf. It was a bug fix to make the goblin racial function as stated. This is the racial description:

"Always receive the best possible gold discount, regardless of faction."

What this means is you will get the exalted discount from faction vendors regardless of your standing with that faction. There was a bug, however, which allowed the discount to go beyond the maximum (exalted) discount provided to all other races.

We fixed the bug so that the goblin racial now functions as advertised. If you're friendly with, say Kirin Tor, you will receive the same discount as a tauren would who is exalted with that faction. If you're both exalted, you'll still receive the same discount.

So it was previously stacking with other things, like the guild bonus and such? And now it's fixed?
That's correct.

This is hardly even a racial now. What does it give Goblins that everybody else doesn't have access to now? What other races have a racial that everybody else can be on-par with by putting in a little effort?

Best Deals Anywhere explicitly states you get the best possible gold discount from vendors, not more of a discount than any other race can possibly get.

We’re not trying to nerf fun here, but the goblin racial package is very powerful even if you ignore Best Deals Anywhere completely. It’s a fine line between making racials fun and interesting, and making players feel like they can only pick a certain race. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Leaving instances in combat
I'd agree it can be annoying, and even costly, but I don't think a restriction of not allowing people to leave during combat would achieve much. Generally people leaving at those moments are doing so on some type of 'principle'. You're pulling too slow, the healer has a fishing pole equipped, etc. etc. and it would be just as productive for them to stand there doing nothing and either wiping the group or just making it a tougher pull. Unlikely they'd think "Oh, I guess they really need me" and jump into combat. They'd just wait until everyone died, feeling justified in their ability to kill the group, and then leave.

There are also situations where being able to leave while in combat wouldn't be the 'wrong' thing to do. For example if someone decided to pull the instance in hopes of wiping everyone. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blizzard Art Gallery Update
The World of Warcraft Art gallery has been updated with three pieces representing the Warcraft universe.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.2 Heroic Items Upgrade, Murkablo Video, Firelands Ragnaros Kill Video started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 114 Comments
  1. Kikitiki's Avatar
    Oh look. It's the cover of that book that I felt like burning after reading it and crying after realizing I'd paid money for it.
  1. thunderdragon2's Avatar
    hrm the list seems incompleate or mabye u cant upgrade the ring and the wrists with it......
  1. Fujisaw's Avatar
    that rag kill vid is like saying o we killed Heroic LK but he didnt drop defiles but its still a kill right?
  1. Tagmonkey's Avatar
    What's the CLCRet-like addon the Shadow Priest is using in the Rag "kill" video?
  1. Akalaka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fujisaw View Post
    that rag kill vid is like saying o we killed Heroic LK but he didnt drop defiles but its still a kill right?
    They killed the PTR boss, they posted a vid, I don't see them bragging anywhere. Don't blame the raid just because Blizz didn't have all the mechanics in place (whether that was intentional or not)
  1. mmocf9649a7a89's Avatar
    Synced the NUB guild actually killed something? oO
    they should finally get rid of Calum...
  1. DiGG's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tagmonkey View Post
    What's the CLCRet-like addon the Shadow Priest is using in the Rag "kill" video?
    I too I'm wondering...
  1. K1boRG's Avatar
    Ragnaros dies at 20KK, why?
  1. mmocb2358cdeee's Avatar
    Maybe they didn't want to reveal the last phase on PTR
  1. mmocf93185380c's Avatar
    Name your price for Scales of Life. My word.
  1. mmoc3b4a01e7e2's Avatar
    that 'Crystallized Firestone' there will only drop 1 per boss for everyone or just for 1 guy?
  1. Tybudd33's Avatar
    Question: When datamining, you can only see Tooltips? You can't find ingame screen shots of these items?
  1. kc8pnd's Avatar
    I don't think I could think up $500 worth of questions.
  1. mmoc019083e5af's Avatar
    Lava Bolt Crossbow is a crossbow, not a gun, fix it please That's giving too much hope for dwarf hunters, and we all know that won't happen.

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