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. Necro-ags's Avatar
    I like idea finely i can raid again in my t5 set
  1. bullseyed's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Collected View Post
    If the Blizzard product slate is accurate, it was planned. I'd be more worried if they were planning an x-pac next November and moved it forward suddenly.
    This is true, at least it was planned. The problem is they planned on making new raid tiers every 4-5 months so we'd still get a full xpac in 75% of the time and failed to deliver. They better make xpacs a lot cheaper. What happens going forward? Is the next xpac going to redo azeroth again? Deathwing's destruction would logically heal over time, right?
  1. Calenel's Avatar
    Hmm, Blade of Wizardry, tome of something (forgot the name, its a book with GLOWING EYES) and the sunreaver T9 set. Time to dust off my arcane blast key, because my mage is coming out of retirement
  1. ikas6's Avatar
    warglaives *drools*
  1. Demoncrash's Avatar
    Feels good to be a DK
  1. Seyra's Avatar
    Stupid that you need to have the sets already, couldn't have implented this 2 years ago when I still had my cool tiersets?
  1. tideki's Avatar
    This is going to ROCK.they are so many old school models that are just so good looking. i just HOPE you have to obtain the model first.this will bring back old school raiding SORT off. think of the models...the warlock helmet that procs massive wings. omfg. and the spellblade model from Archimonde. omfg SHWEEEET
  1. Herecius's Avatar
    Sweet jiminy christmas, it's going to work on weapons.
  1. Cemila's Avatar
    New blue post out from Kaivax: "You will not be able to transmogrify using a legendary item as either the source or the recipient of a change."
  1. Kirnef's Avatar
    Tobad its 2 years late
  1. Mithsploit's Avatar
    Story wasn't convincing/fitting... yeah... I wasn't convinced that we might want to go after what could potentially be the source of the naga's corruption, or that it would be fitting to go after what could easily be the source of Deathwing's corruption.
  1. Novar's Avatar
    finally a reason to come back for a week.
  1. Necro-ags's Avatar
    nice finely can raid again in my t5
  1. Noxgene's Avatar
    People are saying that you Require the Actual Set before you can use the Transmogrification, if anyone has confirmation or information on this I'd like to know. Because it seems rather useless update/content if it requires you have to go and get the set before you can do the Transmogrification process.
  1. volwratth's Avatar
    Normally I like to bitch at Blizz but I must say this is the greatest thing to ever happen to the game!!!! I just hope I can still use some greens as a skin.. Jedi Set Here I come!!!!
  1. Mawnix's Avatar
    t10, you're coming back to me!
  1. Glaziola's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Noxgene View Post
    People are saying that you Require the Actual Set before you can use the Transmogrification, if anyone has confirmation or information on this I'd like to know. Because it seems rather useless update/content if it requires you have to go and get the set before you can do the Transmogrification process.
    If you could just transmogrify your items without owning the cool sets, couldnt you just make your tier 11 look like tier 13?
    I dont think blizzard would allow that.
  1. Sainiunit's Avatar
    /boomkin shuffle truffle Cheaaaa! 8/8 druid T1 LEGOOOOOOOOOOO!!
  1. ~Valen~'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TarzoEzio View Post
    You know what...i have been a bit sad about wow for this past months..but..wow...THEY ARE FINNALY LISTENING!This is what really blizz is..i think soon we have alot more to get happy about
    They always did.. read signature

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