WoW Classic Patch Notes Version 1.13.5 – July 7, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Ahn’Qiraj

Behind the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj are two large, unique raids – the Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj, a 20-person raid, and the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj, a 40-person raid. As players delve deeper into the mysteries of Ahn’Qiraj, they will discover revelations of the Silithid infestation and their shadowy masters, the Qiraji. Players will have to complete a world event of massive proportions before they can open the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj on their realm.
  • The Ahn’Qiraj event will unlock with the weekly raid reset in each region the week of July 28. At that time, players can begin the quest chain to craft a Scepter of the Shifting Sands, and players can turn in gathered resources to advance the Ahn’Qiraj war effort.
  • Once both of those activities are completed on a given realm, the gates of Ahn’Qiraj will be available to be opened.

Content Updates

  • The Dungeon Set 2 items, dungeon questline, and vendor are now available.
  • Wizard Oil and Mana Oil are now available.
  • Nexus Crystals can now be obtained via disenchanting Epic items.
  • This update includes Dungeon loot table adjustments, increased drop chances for epic items, and many new caster DPS items from original WoW patch 1.10.
    Several Relics are now available.
  • Reputation rewards from Warsong Gulch, Alterac Valley, Thorium Brotherhood, and Timbermaw Hold vendors are updated.
    • The content updates above will unlock with the weekly raid reset in each region the week of July 28.

Alterac Valley Updates

This patch includes many bugfixes for issues found in the 1.12 version of World of Warcraft. These were issues that were clearly unintended by the design of the time, and are now fixed:
  • Terrain exploits
    • You can no longer climb the waterfall and enter the Frostwolf base near the Relief Hut.
    • You can no longer climb the cliff and enter Dun Baldar near the Aid Station.
    • You can no longer bypass Icewing Bunker.
  • Reputation inconsistencies between Alliance and Horde
    • Alliance now always receive Reputation and Honor for defeating Captain Galvangar, regardless of whether Captain Balinda Stonehearth is alive.
    • Developers’ notes: This now correctly mirrors the Horde behavior, which grants them Reputation and Honor for defeating Captain Balinda Stonehearth, regardless of Galvangar’s status.
    • Alliance Druids can no longer have their actions disrupted by talking to them.
    • Developers’ notes: This now correctly mirrors the behavior of the Horde Elementalists, who were already just as steadfast in executing their intended actions.
  • Exploits for defeating the enemy general.
    • The Horde War Masters can no longer be kited far enough to allow General Drek’thar to be engaged and defeated alone.
    • The Alliance Prospector can no longer be tricked into pulling General Vandar Stormpike out of the bunker so that he can be defeated alone.
    • Developers’ notes: As always, our intention is to accurately represent the 1.12 design intent of the game, and these bugs are clear examples of behaviors that were never intended.

Addon APIs

Recently, we’ve seen an increase in the chat traffic generated by addons that synchronize data between their users. While the vast majority of addons do this responsibly, some can be problematic to the point of degrading the game service for all players. We’ve previously hotfixed the server-side of the game to incorporate chat throttles that work to alleviate some of this, but during our investigations, we found common use cases that we can improve for addon authors.
  • Threat
    The community has largely solved threat calculations, and has created robust tools for displaying this in-game. We’d like to improve the addon APIs so they can display this data in an addon without needing to transmit a great deal of chat traffic.
  • Larger combat log range
    We originally restricted the combat log range in the open world to prevent a larger radius of stealth detection than existed in original WoW, but this isn’t an issue in Dungeons and Raids. As a result, addon authors send a great deal of chat to synchronize combat events across the raid. In this patch, we’re increasing the combat log range in dungeons and raids so that damage meter addons can get accurate data without the chat traffic.

Authenticator Bag Slots

Since before WoW Classic was first launched, we’ve been very concerned with replicating the original experience while eliminating as many ways that accounts could be compromised as possible. We can’t eliminate them all, and unfortunately, many WoW Classic players have not yet taken steps to protect their account with an authenticator. That leads to difficulty for players when their account is compromised, and they need to contact Blizzard Customer Service to resolve the issue.

In this patch, we’re activating an additional 4 bag slots for any player who has an authenticator attached to their WoW Classic account. In order to help preserve the new-player experience for players who are new to Classic, this won’t be advertised in-game until you’ve reached level 20. Any player with an authenticator already attached to their WoW account will see the additional 4 slots on their backpack when they log into version 1.13.5, and any player who doesn’t will see an in-game “+” on their bag to remind them to secure their account for this reward.

We recognize this is a notable change from original WoW. Account security is very important to us, and we want the reward for securing your account to apply to WoW Classic, as it has applied to World of Warcraft for many years.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an interface error that occurred when generating a link to a Battle.net Community in-game.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some items with running or mount speed bonuses to not correctly stack multiplicatively.
  • Many large monsters and bosses are no longer missing certain combat sounds.
  • Fixed an issue that caused certain creatures and bosses to be missing screen shake effects during abilities, such as Onyxia’s Bellowing Roar.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Kwee Q. Peddlefeet to linger near the winning faction leader far longer than intended after Love is in the Air has ended.
  • Fixed an issue with where some Black Lotus spawns were placed incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue that caused stacking damage-over-time effects cast by creatures to not calculate damage properly when modified by damage reduction or bonus damage effects.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some creatures to not properly prioritize attacking non-feared targets.
  • Fixed a visual bug that caused the red shader effect to persist too long on players after using a Wind Stone in Silithus.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some casting animations to behave less responsively than expected when a spell is cast immediately after landing from a jump or fall.
  • Fixed an intermittent issue that could cause a Rogue’s energy resource bar to fall out of sync and display an incorrect amount of energy each tick.
  • The “Move to Whisper Window” chat functionality now functions properly.
  • Resolved an issue that caused some Graphics settings to not persist through logout.
This article was originally published in forum thread: WoW Classic Patch Notes Version 1.13.5 – July 7, 2020 started by Lumy View original post
Comments 21 Comments
  1. thunderdragon2's Avatar
    the 4 extra bag slots are welcome, i wish certain raid drops had some bad luck protection for example my guild has yet to see the healing mace from nef and ive personally yet to see a single fang from hakar i also wish they fixed those av inconsistencies and exploits in p2 would have made av much better for alliance
  1. meheez's Avatar
    The bag slots is not a good change. Way too different from the original sorry. There are better ways to reward, im sure.
  1. Laqweeta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by meheez View Post
    The bag slots is not a good change. Way too different from the original sorry. There are better ways to reward, im sure.
    We’re talking about 4 additional slots. That’s not game breaking.

    Reminds me of private wotlk servers that only sell cosmetics, one being Forror’s Storage bag 36 slots.

    “Endless resist gear storage bag crits The Lich King for 463,745,986”. It’s really not a big deal :/
  1. chiddie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by meheez View Post
    The bag slots is not a good change. Way too different from the original sorry. There are better ways to reward, im sure.
    Please tell me you are not serious or my faith in humanity will drop of roughly 90%.
  1. Coleslaw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by meheez View Post
    The bag slots is not a good change. Way too different from the original sorry. There are better ways to reward, im sure.
    Dude. It's 4 bag slots.
  1. Ielenia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by meheez View Post
    The bag slots is not a good change. Way too different from the original sorry. There are better ways to reward, im sure.
    What about wide-screen monitors? Better internet? Youtube video guides?

    How is 4 bag slots "way too different from the original" but the game starting with patch 1.12 mechanics, features and balances just fine?
  1. Glaziola's Avatar
    People seriously crying over free bag slots. Remove your authenticator or sms protect if you dont like it.
  1. Feanoro's Avatar
    This post is incorrect. All that's live now is the bag slots, AV updates, and threat API. Things like the oils come with the AQ unlock on 7/28.

    Source: WoWhead and swimming out to Yojamba Island to check.
  1. Will's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by meheez View Post
    The bag slots is not a good change. Way too different from the original sorry. There are better ways to reward, im sure.
    Then suggest these 'better ways', otherwise stop whining over such a trivial thing.
  1. bgeesy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Feanoro View Post
    This post is incorrect. All that's live now is the bag slots, AV updates, and threat API. Things like the oils come with the AQ unlock on 7/28.

    Source: WoWhead and swimming out to Yojamba Island to check.
    Re-read the post, this is the last line under "content updates:

    The content updates above will unlock with the weekly raid reset in each region the week of July 28.
  1. Echocho's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Feanoro View Post
    This post is incorrect. All that's live now is the bag slots, AV updates, and threat API. Things like the oils come with the AQ unlock on 7/28.

    Source: WoWhead and swimming out to Yojamba Island to check.
    It is live, you just can't access it.
  1. Meow's Avatar
    Well making the account insecure is also very authentic.
  1. HitRefresh's Avatar
    They should remove 4 bag slots and restore them if you add an authenticator.
  1. Codah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by HitRefresh View Post
    They should remove 4 bag slots and restore them if you add an authenticator.
    Based

    /10char
  1. Break The Ice's Avatar
    >AV updates several months later

    lul. still not going to play that shitshow of a bg.
  1. Nozuka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chiddie View Post
    Please tell me you are not serious or my faith in humanity will drop of roughly 90%.
    I think some people misread this as "4 additional slots where you can put a bag into". At least someone in my guild did.
  1. ablib's Avatar
    I'm disappointed that after all the millions of dollars Blizzard has spent on account compromises over the years, the best they can come up with is bag slots. Bag slots. Really? I mean, I'll take it. It's nice, but I've had an authenticator back when they used to cost money, and no one had a smartphone. Bag space doesn't seem to be an issue in Classic, and definitely not in Retail.

    If they really want to entice the dumbasses that for some reason think authenticators are still unnecessary (or don't know about it), the best way to win people over is with $$$. The best way Blizzard gives out free money is by offering X number of months for free sub, if you attach an authenticator.
  1. Stormykitten's Avatar
    While i think the bag slots thing is fine, 4 bag slots is actually a pretty big deal in classic wow. In retail it's not really anywhere close as impactful tbh.
  1. TheAngryGazebo's Avatar
    I don't understand why they don't just flat out require an authenticator to play at this point.
  1. Malum's Avatar
    #NOCHANGES OMFGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

    Right?

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