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. Reiga's Avatar
    I think it'd be nice if Blizzard allowed access to all the armor skins that are obtainable from a raid/dungeon you have completed in the past. If the service requires you to have the armor, it will create a lot of ninjas when the patch goes live.
  1. Glaziola's Avatar
    I like the darkmoon faire and especially whak the gnome lol
  1. Biggiej's Avatar
    I still want this content to be good, and I wish this would come out earlier...damn I can wear t6 again, a tanking set(aside from t12, not a bad job) Warrior set that was the most amazing, and I can make all of the shitty cata shields look like a bulwark, A REAL SHIELD. SO EXCITED
  1. Edlarel'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?
    You do know that Cataclysm has turned into a SMALL expansion right? 5 levels and a lot of revising old and outdated information. This will all pave the way for 5.0, which could very likely be (practically) all new stuff.
  1. cikkus's Avatar
    what about rbg's and arenas? will i be surprised by for example a bloodthirsty warrior which is actually wearing full ruthless and that may make me loose ? please dont do this available for arena and rbg's....
  1. Dietrik's Avatar
    There are going to be some terrible looking toons in this patch... lolI regret destroying some pieces of gear so that i can store other things, had i known.... nvm i shall farm them a second time
  1. Sammonoske's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Biggiej View Post
    I still want this content to be good, and I wish this would come out earlier...damn I can wear t6 again, a tanking set(aside from t12, not a bad job) Warrior set that was the most amazing, and I can make all of the shitty cata shields look like a bulwark, A REAL SHIELD. SO EXCITED
    This, so much this. I'm tired of the many tiny ass shields Blizz has been making. Same with the weapons for that matter. Giant warglaives > everything.
  1. Maelstrom51's Avatar
    Raid finder. Oh god.
  1. seijo's Avatar
    yes the return of the banana suit!
  1. Neganova's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by angael View Post
    Hmmm... I think I might come back for patch 4.3.
    Quote Originally Posted by Worgoblin View Post
    4.3 is looking absolutely amazing to me
    These kinds of comments... are exactly what they're looking for.

    Quote Originally Posted by xvkarbear View Post
    I know that somewhere in the game is a halo. I believe priests or paladins get one as part of a tier set. But isn't there one not tied to tiers? Anyone happen to know the name?
    Yes. Give me a minute to do some searches.

    EDIT: Circle of Flame, from Ambassador Flamelash of Blackrock Depths.

  1. HeavensDemise's Avatar
    Another short article touching on the whole mist of pandaria thing. http://kotaku.com/5831789/blizzard-m...er-to-anything
  1. Thyrial's Avatar
    God yes T2 Rogue GO!
  1. Mascotte's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mmo_lol View Post
    "It will hold 100-150 items. Anything stored there will lose all gems and enchantments. "... No Thank you then...
    Because you care a whole lot about enchants on your old MC, BWL or even ICC gear?
    Its a practical problem, removing enchants and gems allows em to just 'store' an item id, having to save your own special version requires more data.
    And while for you thats not a whole lot every player in the world being able to store 150 enchanted and gemmed gear pieces is ALOT of data.

    Its just a stashhouse for old gear anyway, nothing you will be using from day to day should be stored there.
  1. Turanduban's Avatar
    Does this mean that a 2h Axe for example will be able to have the graphical effect of Legendary items such as Shadowmourne?
  1. Stormgnoef's Avatar
    Sweet can finally stop using model changer for my gear
  1. Phaidrae's Avatar
    Hahahah! Time to get back into T6 content for some sexy gear!!!! Honestly, it's like 4 years late getting to the party but I'm glad it finally arrived. It's good timing too because druid t12 is just so ugly!
  1. theclone's Avatar
    So as a Mage...I can turn my caster swords into Thuderfury since I own it? Fine...dont twist my arm or anything.
  1. Ealyssa's Avatar
    BC legendary farming raid are back !!!
  1. WNxHellRaver's Avatar
    Cant wait to equip my Warrior with the old Dreadnaught set It was the best ever!!!
  1. Collected's Avatar
    Are there any tier galleries anywhere that show each tier set for each class?

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