Update - Added Press Conference Video and fixed "Whack-a-Gnome" ... Apparently, that's "Whack-a-Gnoll" .... Too bad. The guy who gave me that info will be quickly fired!

Also, Transmogrification will have a lot of restrictions when it's first released, check out this blue thread for more information (I'll get everything on the front page soon)

Patch 4.3 Press Conference Video
The entire video of the press conference is finally online! Watch it on own3D in HD. The World of Warcraft stuff starts around 19:00

Patch 4.3 Interviews - Updated
Interviews keep hitting the web and we now know a few more things thanks to the interviews on Kotaku, Gamona.de, and Buffed.de!

New Raid
  • Deathwing raid will be the final raid of the expansion.
  • You will even get to ride on Deathwing's back during the fight, apparently to take him down over multiple phases.
  • The project for an Abyssal Maw is gone for the moment, the storyline wasn't convincing enough/fitting.

5-Man Instances
  • 3 new 5-man instances will be added in this patch.
  • One of the instance will be in the Caverns of Time, for the War of the Ancients

Transmogrifier (Preview below)
  • The Transmogrifier NPC, which will let you change the appearance of any armor piece on you, while retaining the stats of your current gear. (= T12 stats, but with the Tier 2 look!)
  • Players won't be able to change the appearance of their armor into another armor type or class armor set, and you might have to own the armor before you can use it to swap the appearance of your existing armor.

Void Storage
  • The Void Storage is a new type of bank where players will be able to store their old armors in order to free up space in their regular bank.
  • It will hold 100-150 items. Anything stored there will lose all gems and enchantments.

Raid Finder
  • The Raid Finder will be introduced in Patch 4.3, it will work like the Dungeon Finder.

Darkmoon Faire
  • There will be a new Darkmoon Faire island with a bunch of new activities such as "Whack-a-Gnome" "Whack-a-Gnoll" (Sorry gnomes!)

Patch 4.3 Preview - Transmogrification
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
You’ve been asking for it, and we were listening. In patch 4.3 you’ll be able to customize the appearance of your weapons and armor like never before.

The Ethereals, emerging from the nether, will bring with them a new technology they call Transmogrification. They’re heading to the capital cities of Azeroth to set up shop and to offer adventurers a unique service -- copying the appearance of one magical item onto another. They only ask for a modest gold donation to recoup their costs.

Visiting a Transmogrifier will present players with a new interface that will allow them to change the appearance of an item while retaining its original stats. This means that you can raid in your paladin tier 12 Immolation set, but look like you’re wearing Lightbringer, while priests can bring Benediction back -- at least in spirit. Hunters can once again roam the jungles of Stranglethorn Vale in their tier 2 Dragonstalker set. You could even slip into the saucy tailored Black Mageweave set for that matter. You know, with the thigh highs, and the little gloves, and the cute little… ahem.

Placing an item into the Transmogrifier interface will offer a preview of how the item will appear once the change is applied. However, not all item pairings are compatible with Transmogrification. In general, only items that have stats can be used in the transmogrification process. You must also be able to wear both items when using this service. Ethereals don’t have much in the way of ethics, but allowing someone to appear as if they’re equipping unusable items crosses the line. Similarly, they won’t allow you to change weapon or armor types. Sneaky death knights can’t make that breastplate look like a cloth robe, and you can’t make a one-handed axe look like a two-handed axe, or transform a sword’s appearance into that of a mace. Guns, bows, and crossbows will be the exception to this rule. You will finally be able to retain your dwarf’s racial gun bonus while appearing with all the splendor and elegance of a bow wielder (or at least the relative silence of one).

Placing items into the Transmogrify interface will increase the gold cost of the process, and clicking the Transmogrify button (assuming you have the necessary funds) will put the appearance change into effect. The process can be reversed by clicking the undo icon on each item, and then hitting the Transmogrify button once more to save the changes. Any item that’s transmogrified will have text indicating it’s been altered by the process for all to see, similar to the item tooltip callout for reforged items.

Transmogrification encourages players to hold onto items with sentimental or aesthetic value, and the Ethereals anticipate that personal bag and bank space will be at a premium now that everyone will be hoarding their frilly pantaloons and leather jerkins. In anticipation of this new demand for additional storage space, they’ll be introducing a unique Void Storage service. What’s Void Storage, you ask? We’ll provide more details soon.

We’re looking forward to seeing how players choose to customize their character’s appearance, and hope you’re as excited as we are for the arrival of patch 4.3 and the Transmogrification feature. Do you have a favorite set or weapon that you’ll be bringing back? Let us know in the comments below.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.3 Updated Information, Transmogrification Preview started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 526 Comments
  1. Nathiest's Avatar
    Now I really wish I had gotten my hands on 'Maul of the Redeemed Crusader'.
  1. Vorna's Avatar
    These questions from the audience always feels so staged like our own Government press conferences. I love how they always ask questions that conviently fit the situation and can be answered almost instantly or information that has already been released and easy to answer. I dont know.. but it just always feels like thier questions are screened before they are allowed to ask them or something. This goes for Blizzcon too sometimes.
  1. Gooblar's Avatar
    Hooray! crimson felt hat. Robe of volatile power! wizard hats and cloth hoods! I for one enjoyed the toned down gear and clothes and regular chainmail and what not. Not really a big fan of all the spikes, fire, and too crazy looking gear in WoW. Id rather look like a knight or somethin.
  1. shadowboy's Avatar
    I watched the video and at around 25 min in, when they started talking about the raid finder, I didn't even hear what GC was saying cause I was trying to figure out what exactly was going on in that screenshot of that undead furyunholybloodcombatfireferalrestoenhancement warriordkroguemagedruidshaman character.
  1. Nefastus's Avatar
    Dont have words to describe the ammount of joy i have right now Dang, its the only thing in the past year that made me excited! Finally can avoid the shitty looking sets we got from this expansion!
  1. k1037's Avatar
    Wow, a lot of folks here aren't reading before posting.

    Their statement:
    "Hey, you're getting completely shafted on content, but look - you can make your gear look like anything you want*!

    * You can't make your gear look like anything you want."

    They've stated pretty clearly that there will be severe limitations when this feature goes live, including the example of not being able to use the Twill set. This is just a distraction from the fact that Deathwing is the next and final raid. Sad that it worked on so many players.
  1. Nefastus's Avatar
    Why sad? This expansion was a disaster, the drop of subs shows that. Blizzard went back in what they said of customization, who cares about twill "set?" Its a minor detail. What we are commenting here is the possibility of using the previous sets. Plus deathwing isnt a great villain. Glad he is going down and we can move foward to a new decent expansion (hopefully). This is the first time EVER in 6 years i disagree with people complaining of this next patch. They always have bad parts but this one seens fabulous this far.
  1. Bati's Avatar
    is my first time in 5 years I canceled my subscription... I cant wait for something to drag me back bc i purely loved this game.
  1. Balager's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sephirote View Post
    (sorry for my engrish)

    LOL you seriously think that Blizzard gonna make us wait for an entire years??? you didnt see what's going on? the next x-pac where suppose to be every years so I say that the 4.3 patch will be out for x-mas since they already start to leak info on it. and for june when school finnish they will release the next x-pac.

    Why is there always people complaining about Blizz seriously. they are the only real working business that wait for their product to be really finnish and pollish to start selling it. all the other business start selling their unfinish product -_-

    I cant wait to be back on my T6 pally set with that shield from Illidan =) Tooooooooooooooo niceeee!!!
    Oooohohohooo booooooooyyyyyyy!! Duuuuuuuuuude!!! You are rather new aren't you? I didn't start palying cata when it was released(december) since I was in the middle of my exam period, but I was looking at the news, and blizz had to release like, daily hotfixes for a month or so. And Southern Howling Fxord is still on the Uldum chat chanel, and you get a rather nasty surprise when you corpse release(hint: you awake in uldum) Oh and avoid jumoing off waist high stuff in swamp of sorrows. In most of the time it will hit you for your max health. You mixed up blizzard with bioware
  1. Greyback's Avatar
    Hope I can use the style of my Calamity's Grasp again ^^

    Or I'm farming Claw of Molten Fury and Fist of Molten Fury ^^
  1. Melilithia's Avatar
    PLEASE change the whole "can't change into different armor types," to be free from armor type restriction... please Blizzard? >:
  1. Calibar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by phillipisawarlock View Post
    So rather than make GOOD content for WoW, the just put in a appearance tab? They do know that Cataclysm has the LOWEST content in anything right?
    That's like... your opinion... man
  1. Notos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Melilithia View Post
    PLEASE change the whole "can't change into different armor types," to be free from armor type restriction... please Blizzard? >:
    I would be ok with them making caster leather and cloth interchangeable, since they look pretty close aesthetically, but other than that no effing way. The last thing I want is to see warriors running around in cloth or priests in plate.
  1. Buu's Avatar
    I would be ok with them making caster leather and cloth interchangeable, since they look pretty close aesthetically, but other than that no effing way. The last thing I want is to see warriors running around in cloth or priests in plate.
    Well... I think probably the plate warrior will be able to use pre-40 mail. I hope in truth, because I would love to use a model like Sandrene's Invisible Vest as my Hunter's chest piece. Being a level 33 piece it's leather, and not mail.
  1. tomek's Avatar
  1. Playintrafic's Avatar
    OMFG YESYES YES YES YES YES YESY YES YES YES YES A thousand times YES. I bitched for this long enough and the FINALLY DID IT !
  1. kaijyuu's Avatar
    This, and this alone, will bring me back to wow. Yeah there's some stupid restrictions but those will get smoothed out with enough time and QQ on the forums. I'll give wow another month, as soon as 4.3 hits. That's a month of collecting neat aesthetic gear. That's a month to addict me again. I'm sure blizz can do it.
  1. Anium's Avatar
    I can't believe they are implementing this...awful idea imo. They said they would never do it...but they've only gone and bloody done it! Sigh.
  1. Bonclaysama's Avatar
    I will be using the dungeon 2 set look now that the dungeon 2 set isnt obtainable anymore
  1. Crispin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by phillipisawarlock View Post
    So rather than make GOOD content for WoW, the just put in a appearance tab? They do know that Cataclysm has the LOWEST content in anything right?
    Geesh what a retarded addition, Blizzard are really giving into player cries atm huh?

    HF farming gear in bwl for weeks on end, I guess they took an easy route to add "content", and I feel sorry for all the people who deleted old tier gear, due to lack of space, talk about getting pissed on by Blizzard

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