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World of Warcraft Hotfixes

The World of Warcraft Website lists another bath of hotfixes applied to the server-side of World of Warcraft as Blizzard continues to tweak the balance in their MMORPG following the version 4.2 update (thanks Ant). The change list follows.

  • Classes
    • Death Knights
      • Applicable death knight abilities are now using the correct amount of resources (and putting them on cooldown) when there are 4 Death Runes available and the Unholy Runes are depleted.
    • Druids
      • Druids that shapeshift will now clear the Potion of Illusion buff.
    • Mages
      • Combustion damage from Ignite is no longer penalized by Resilience more than once, nor can it gain double benefit from Flashburn (mastery).
  • Dungeons & Raids
    • Dungeon Finder
      • If a player is kicked by vote from a dungeon finder group, the leader of the group is no longer able to invite that player back.
    • Firelands
      • Rogue Smoke Bombs cannot prevent the spawning of Magma Traps during the fight against Ragnaros.
      • Several creatures in the Firelands are no longer susceptible to snares or other immobilizing effects.
      • Unbound Pyrelords, Unbound Smoldering Elementals, Unbound Blazing Elementals, and Patriarch Fire Turtles now drop silver instead of gold.
  • Guilds
    • The Recently Mass Resurrected debuff is correctly being applied to players who are in the process of logging out of the game.
  • Items
    • Brawler's Trophy and Core of Ripeness cannot be active at the same time as each other, or other burst trinkets.
    • Eternal Embers are now epic quality.
    • Heirloom items can once again be linked in chat.
    • Creating a macro to use the Runestaff of Nordrassil multiple times will only trigger the use once.
  • Quests & Creatures
    • Hyjal Regrowth & Molten Front
      • The Burning Treants summoned by the Druid of the Flame now disappear when the summoner is captured.
      • 3 different elementals spawn on any given day for the Death From Above achievement, up from 1.

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3. Re: World of Warcraft Hotfixes Aug 11, 2011, 17:21 Frijoles
Also, some of these hotfixes are for what they consider exploits. They made firelands mobs so they can't be immobilized because they were "easy" to farm solo. This hotfix messes that up. The Death from Above achievement was a pain in the ass, so I guess this makes it easier (I've not been working on it).

So yeah, they do a lot of hotfixes. But they're painless for the most part and tend to fix small things, like heirlooms not being linked in chat (onoes!).
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2. Re: World of Warcraft Hotfixes Aug 11, 2011, 16:53 The Half Elf
Go look at every other MMO out there and every single one of them will wait and roll everything into a patch. Not Blizzard, if something needs fixed they go ahead and fix it.

I just don't get how excellent support of the game is a problem?
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1. Re: World of Warcraft Hotfixes Aug 11, 2011, 16:23 Rockn-Roll
WOW should go down on record for being the longest pay-for-beta game ever.  
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