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A summary of 4.0.3 and the Hotfixes.
11-30-2010, 05:52 PM
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A summary of 4.0.3 and the Hotfixes.
Greetings!
Sorry it has taken me so long to post something here Blush I promise, I will try and be more "speedy" about these things from here on out.

So, 4.0.3 dropped last Tuesday, and we have had a full week to digest Deathwing Crushing our world, stealing your achievements, and being a generally naughty Dragon.

General News

  • Blizzard has launched their new website, and it is pretty nice. The added functionality of it is pretty nice, and you are able to view far more information than you could before. From a web design standpoint, they really cleaned things up with a good file structure.
  • The old WoW forums are read only, and you now need to use the new forums, on the new site.
  • Since the Shattering, there have been cogs and wheels to get turned just right to keep the machine moving, and there have been at least 3 rounds of Hotfixes. This is Blizzards new blog that will keep us updated on Hotfixes.


Nifty Things in Game

I would love to hear what people are finding in the game that they think is cool!

So far, I found a great druid in the Western Plaguelands named Zen'kiki who is really looking for a mentor to teach him how to be better. Without spoiling too much, he joins you for some quests, and much hilarity ensures. You can do these quests at the Menders Stead. I'm unsure if there is an alliance Worgen druid counterpart, or if the Alliance get to run around with our pal.

I know it was hyped in other spots, but the quests for "The Day that Deathwing Came" in the Badlands should be absolute MUSTS for anyone looking for some humor. Nothing beats hearing drunk tales of how people beat up on ol' Deathwing.

Also, if you haven't noticed, each Race for your faction now has a Quartermaster located in a major city. These quartermasters sell tabards that work just like the WotLK rep tabards. You can use them in any Old World / Northrend / Cataclysm Dungeon to gain rep with that Race! By doing light dungeon work on my New Troll Druid, I was able to make exalted with them by lvl40.


A Request

I'm doing this to keep people up to date, and have some fun. What would you (the people who read this) like to hear about and see?
Would you like me to give you a rundown on interesting blue posts?
Would you like to have a new Screenshot of the Week? (This was on the old boards, I would be willing to work out doing it again),
Would you like me to post funny things in game?
Reccomended Storylines?
Nifty Addons that I find?

You tell me, and we can see about fleshing out a good News and Announcements segment.

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12-01-2010, 12:00 AM
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RE: A summary of 4.0.3 and the Hotfixes.
Yay, content!

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12-01-2010, 01:48 AM
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RE: A summary of 4.0.3 and the Hotfixes.
Because I never check the official websites or forums for tidbits, I'd like to hear about news from the Diablo 3 scene, Torchlight 2, and similar type upcoming games you might recommend checking out.

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12-01-2010, 06:39 AM
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RE: A summary of 4.0.3 and the Hotfixes.
(11-30-2010 05:52 PM)shoju Wrote:  So far, I found a great druid in the Western Plaguelands named Zen'kiki who is really looking for a mentor to teach him how to be better. Without spoiling too much, he joins you for some quests, and much hilarity ensures. You can do these quests at the Menders Stead. I'm unsure if there is an alliance Worgen druid counterpart, or if the Alliance get to run around with our pal.

I actually just did this quest chain as an alliance. It was great. I also do not want to spoil too much but Zen'kiki needs to L2P druid.
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12-01-2010, 02:05 PM
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RE: A summary of 4.0.3 and the Hotfixes.
(12-01-2010 01:48 AM)MEAT Wrote:  Because I never check the official websites or forums for tidbits, I'd like to hear about news from the Diablo 3 scene, Torchlight 2, and similar type upcoming games you might recommend checking out.

I will do my best to stay on top of DIII and Torchlight. I will be honest, I'm not a Diablo player (I have never played a diablo game), and I know torchlight only from reading Bolty's previous Post. I will check them out though.

I would assume that Blizzard will be launching a new Diablo III website under the parameters of the battle.net framework. I was poking around with their file structure on their site based on the WoW framework, and there is the basis of a site there, but nothing publicly viewable yet.

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12-01-2010, 02:14 PM
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RE: A summary of 4.0.3 and the Hotfixes.
(12-01-2010 02:05 PM)shoju Wrote:  I would assume that Blizzard will be launching a new Diablo III website under the parameters of the battle.net framework. I was poking around with their file structure on their site based on the WoW framework, and there is the basis of a site there, but nothing publicly viewable yet.

They do still have a page up that they've sort of been updating. http://us.blizzard.com/diablo3/community/ and on the right is the link to a newer forum structure.

I can't believe you weren't a Diablo person. I could have sworn just about everyone I know who plays any blizzard game has at least poked around at D1 or D2. I'll forgive you though. Just this once. Wink

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12-01-2010, 02:55 PM
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RE: A summary of 4.0.3 and the Hotfixes.
(12-01-2010 02:14 PM)Treesh Wrote:  
(12-01-2010 02:05 PM)shoju Wrote:  I would assume that Blizzard will be launching a new Diablo III website under the parameters of the battle.net framework. I was poking around with their file structure on their site based on the WoW framework, and there is the basis of a site there, but nothing publicly viewable yet.

They do still have a page up that they've sort of been updating. http://us.blizzard.com/diablo3/community/ and on the right is the link to a newer forum structure.

I can't believe you weren't a Diablo person. I could have sworn just about everyone I know who plays any blizzard game has at least poked around at D1 or D2. I'll forgive you though. Just this once. Wink

I had never played a Blizzard game before WoW. not warcraft, not diablo, not starcraft.... that makes me a newb compared to a lot of people Blush

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12-01-2010, 03:21 PM
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RE: A summary of 4.0.3 and the Hotfixes.
One thing to note is that Stormwind (and I assume Orgrimmar for the Horde) now has cooking and fishing daily quests available. Both of the dailies reward 1 or 2 skill-ups in the appropriate profession. The cooking quests also provide a new cooking type of currency that can be used to buy Cataclysm recipes that range from 450 to 525 skill. The fishing quests provide a bag of fishing treasures (which so far I've only gotten near-worthless stuff from) which I assume will be similar to the bags you got for the fishing daily from Dalaran. All of these dailies happen in and around the city where you get them, so there isn't even any need to go flying across the world to get them done. Smile

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12-02-2010, 08:00 PM
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RE: A summary of 4.0.3 and the Hotfixes.
Another interesting change that slipped under my radar until a friend found out by accident:

Dual specialization can now be learned at level 30 for 10g.

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12-03-2010, 05:18 AM (This post was last modified: 12-03-2010 05:19 AM by DeeBye.)
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RE: A summary of 4.0.3 and the Hotfixes.
Here's another tidbit: I punched Deathwing in the face, rampaged around as a giant Gnome, and rode a sweet hog as an Orc. And the sweet hog can fly!
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