Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 Background Download Begins!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
To help you get prepared for the upcoming Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 release, we’ve uploaded the patch data to the background downloader. By downloading the patch in advance, you’ll be ready to get in-game and start playing as soon as the expansion goes live!

If you have issues during this process, you can find help to resolve them on the support site here.

You can adjust your download settings within the Battle.net desktop app by clicking on the Battle.net symbol and selecting “Settings” from the menu. Under Game Install/Update you’ll be able to adjust your download options for each of your games and enable or disable the background download, adjust the rate for your download, or pause it if you have a restriction on daily downloads

System Requirements for Warlords of Draenor
New system requirements have been posted and we took a look at how they compare to the old ones. If you are ready to upgrade, you can take a look at our latest Setup of the Month or ask for assistance on the Computer Forums.

Minimum
  • Intel CPU: Pentium D increased to Intel Core2 Duo E6600
  • AMD CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 increased to AMD Phenom X3 8750
  • Drive Space: 25 GB increased to 35 GB.
  • Nvidia GPU: GeForce 6800 increased to GeForce 8800 GT
  • AMD GPU: Radeon X1600 Pro increased to Radeon HD 4850

Recommended
  • Intel CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz increased to Intel Core i5 2400
  • AMD CPU: Athlon™ 64 X2 2.6GHz increased to AMD FX-4100
  • Nvidia GPU: GeForce 8800 GT increased to GTX 470
  • AMD GPU: Radeon HD 4830 increased to Radeon HD 5870

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
To make sure you’re prepared for Warlords of Draenor, we wanted to share with you the minimum and recommended system requirements for playing the expansion.

Minimum System Requirements:

PC:
Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows7/Windows8 (latest Service Pack)
Intel Core2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 3000

Mac:
OS X 10.8
Intel Core 2 Duo
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or ATI Radeon HD 4850

PC/Mac:
35 GB available HD space
2 GB RAM
Broadband Internet connection
Keyboard/mouse
DVD-ROM drive
1024×768 minimum display resolution

Recommended Specifications

PC/Mac:
4 GB RAM
Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel

PC:
Windows 7/Windows 8 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
Intel Core i5 2400 or AMD FX-4100 or better
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470, ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better

Mac:
OS X 10.9 (or latest version)
Intel Core i5 or better
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M or ATI Radeon HD 6750M or better

Blue Tweets
It looks like we might see some of the unused armor color variants in the future with the transmog revamp!
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Death Knight (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Clarification: http://t.co/xTKddHt4dr Does the 5% strength for Fallen Crusader apply to Frost only? Or both Unholy and Frost?
That's a Frost perk. (Celestalon)

Shaman (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Storm Elemental abilities now do 15% & 30% rather than 215% & 428%. Possible change to inherited SP for elemental pets?
Yes, they inherit 100% SP now. (Celestalon)

Art
Honestly I am getting sick of this topic never being answered so I'll ask once more. Will the wep size on fem humans be reduced?
No (holinka)

....Sorry for the novel -cough-
You'll likely see many more variants of things used when the transmog revamp happens (Muffinus)
As in it'll be part of the system to acquire alternative skins, or a whole bunch of pieces are being put in? TY 4 response btw
Not decided yet, we'll have more info eventually (Muffinus)

Character / Items
With the removal of the legendary chain. Will the vender that sells cloaks for os be going too?
The cloak/metagem/etc. vendor will remain accessible to those who have unlocked those items via quests (WatcherDev)

Achievements
Any news on this?
The Sinestra FoS has been unattainable since Mists. Same deal for the Ra-den one once Draenor unlocks. (WatcherDev)

PvP
any idea of what the rating requirements for WoD elite gear is gonna be?
2200 (holinka)

chants appear to be 2.4 tabard 2.6 on beta. Maybe nothing for 2k?
Gear: 2200, Enchant 2400 Tabard/Cloak: 2600 (holinka)

Is blacklisting going away in WoD? Just heard this on the forums, but you know rumors..
Blacklisting is staying. Call to Arms is going away. (holinka)

Garrisons
if you build the "Enchanting" building in your garrision do you get the ability to disenchant or do you still need an alt?
You get a disenchanting font for disenchanting all of the things! (Muffinus)

So I'm exalted wit the Exodar, and I have a Level 3 Barracks for Draenei guards. What happens if I change out the Barracks?
You keep your guards, but need to make your 'rax again if you want to change them again. (Muffinus)
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 6.0.2 on the Background Downloader, New System Requirements, Blue Tweets started by chaud View original post
Comments 34 Comments
  1. mmoc2a73f63f08's Avatar
    Hi guys. I need your opinion/advice on something. I haven't played wow for about 6 months and I was wondering if you should think that it would be better to do a fresh install of world of warcraft or just upgrade it? The thing is I don't want to lose my interface on which I put a lot of work in.
  1. Daywalk3r's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Evermoon View Post
    i'm at constant 60fps (have it set to 60being the max frame rate. with a mixture of medium+high graphics settings. the only thing i have on fair is the particle density - mostly because it hurts my eyes if it's too intense)

    thank you tho. got a bit scared >_<

    You can't be serious
    Constant 60 FPS, where? In a hole in the ground while looking at the floor?
    A 530 is not even an entry level gaming gpu (its basically for office).

    Anyways, i had to play WoD with my old GTX 260 for a while because my 670 got repaired.
    I could hardly sustain 30 FPS in some areas while questing, on medium or lower.
    This is on an I5-3570K@4,2Ghz.

    Could you post the rest of your system specs plz?
    If your CPU is good enough (Intel) and your PSU too, then u could just upgrade to a real gaming GPU, like a 270x or better.


    Btw, the Blizzard system requirements have always been bullshit, like with most games.
    FX 4100? WTF, that means they recommend raiding at 10 FPS in 25man (e.g. Malkorok HC) :P
    WoW/WoD is still only using max 1,5 cpu threads...
  1. xuanyuan85's Avatar
    Only thins i care abt is when will it be live~nothing more~
  1. Ezyah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by paul1ca View Post
    Hi guys. I need your opinion/advice on something. I haven't played wow for about 6 months and I was wondering if you should think that it would be better to do a fresh install of world of warcraft or just upgrade it? The thing is I don't want to lose my interface on which I put a lot of work in.
    Nothing as changed in the last 6 month you should be fine with what you had
  1. The Kao's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by paul1ca View Post
    Hi guys. I need your opinion/advice on something. I haven't played wow for about 6 months and I was wondering if you should think that it would be better to do a fresh install of world of warcraft or just upgrade it? The thing is I don't want to lose my interface on which I put a lot of work in.
    A fresh installation is quite useless since it would essentially download the same files and put them into the new file system at the point of patch installation. I've been going with the same installation for 6 years now, no problems at all. If you want to reset your installation then delete the cache folders (plural serves a purpose here), WTF folder for game, character, and addon settings, and the content of your Interface/Addon folder for addons. And that's it. Everything else would be the same no matter what you did.
  1. Bluenose's Avatar
    Still not seeing anything on my Launcher for the download.
  1. Frozenbeef's Avatar
    2400? Isn't that only one step below a 2500k? I think i need to upgrade QQ
  1. caervek's Avatar
    Minimum System Requirements:

    Mac:
    NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or ATI Radeon HD 4850


    Recommended Specifications:

    Mac:
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M or ATI Radeon HD 6750M or better
    Er, Blizzard mate the HD4850 is faster than a 6750M O.o
  1. mmoca5f8d3d24c's Avatar
    So... Is there any way to display the background downloader?
  1. Azerox's Avatar
    It doenst start here, or did it already download? Any way to see that?
  1. Laerrus's Avatar
    After looking around on the hard drive, the files appear to be being downloaded to the World of Warcraft / Data / data / folder. Looks like I am sitting around 4.7 GB atm.

    This sucks that WoW is going the way of Windows and removing visual references / progress bars. (Defrag doesn't even display the blocks of data like it used to.) I like to see the exact status of what my client is doing, even if it is only a background download.
  1. Kobor's Avatar
    Why progress bar gone???
    For several minutes I thought something went wrong, only firewall shows downloading in progress, not expected from Blizzard...
  1. Sib's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenbeef View Post
    2400? Isn't that only one step below a 2500k? I think i need to upgrade QQ
    Yeah, i5 2500 is only meh at stock, but no one got a 2500, they got the 2500k. No one is going to leave a 2500k at stock speeds, the fucker can oc to 4.5 ghz on air with no problems.
  1. Mizerboy's Avatar
    Where can I check to see this downloaded ok? I wish there was some indicator this downloaded.

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