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Unread 10-11-10, 08:46 PM   #1
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Patch 4.0.1: Cataclysm Systems

Be sure to check out our Survival Guide for a quick and easy way to see what addons are updated where. As well, many more beta versions of addons have been posted in our Cataclysm Beta download category for 4.0.1.



Extended maintenance (for the North American and Oceanic regions' servers) will begin tonight at midnight, Tuesday, October 12 for the release of patch 4.0.1. Maintenance will begin at 12:01 AM PDT and conclude at approximately 12:01 PM PDT. During this time all realms and many web services will be unavailable.

Due to the size of the patch we highly recommend you enable your background downloader. If you need assistance doing so please visit http://us.blizzard.com/support/artic...rticleId=35274



As the Cataclysm draws ever closer, patch 4.0.1 will pave the way for the transition into the latest expansion. Players will gain access to a host of new systems features.
  • Classes: revamped talent trees, updated hunter pet system, new druid, hunter, paladin, and warlock resources, new Mastery stat
  • User Interface: improved Spellbook, new Guild display options, updated PvP interface, expanded and enhanced Professions tab
  • Systems: glyph updates including all-new Prime glyphs, new Reforging ability to customize item stats, new PvP and PvE currency system
  • And much more!
General
  • Cataclysm Launcher Update
    • The new Cataclysm Launcher allows you to stream game data while you play. This will reduce the time you spend downloading, installing, and patching World of Warcraft. We'd like to get your feedback on the toolset and gameplay experience. Please head to the forums here for additional information.
  • Reforging
    • Players can now visit special Reforging NPCs in capital cities located near Enchanting trainers. 40% of any one secondary stat on an item can be can be allocated to add a new secondary stat to the item. The stat being added cannot already exist on the item. An item cannot have more than one reforged stat at a time, though the Reforging of an item can be undone and changed.
Dungeons & Raids
  • Flexible Raid Lock System
    • All Wrath of the Lich King raids now use the new Flexible Raid Lock system. This system provides the opportunity for a character to defeat each raid zone's encounters once a week. A character may now complete the encounters during the week with different raids of either 10 or 25 players.
  • Icecrown Citadel
    • The Chill of the Throne effect has been removed.
  • Trial of the Crusader now uses the Dynamic Difficulty system found in Icecrown Citadel and The Ruby Sanctum.
User Interface
  • Spell Alerts have been added to notify players when procs on select spells and abilities occur. A visual notification will display around the character and the activated ability will be highlighted on the action bar.
  • The Arena Teams pane has been improved.
  • The Character pane has been redesigned. Character stats can now be shown or hidden via the Show All Details/Hide All Details button on the bottom left. When shown, all character stats will be visible in a window to the right of the pane. Stat sections can be reorganized by clicking and dragging them up or down the pane.
  • The Professions panes now have more filtering and search functionality, as well as buttons to easily link recipes in the chat frame.
  • A Professions screen has been added to the Spellbook to better display the details of a character's primary and secondary professions.
  • Many of the yellow System Messages that would display in the chat frame when leveling up have been removed.
  • New text animations now alert players as they level up, also providing information on when new talents, spells and abilities are available.
  • Professions and Class Trainers windows have been altered to more clearly display available and upcoming purchases.
  • New Raid frames are now. They can also be used in place of the standard 5-player party interface via the User Interface options.
  • The Spellbook interface has been improved for greater ease-of-use and visual appeal.
  • For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros forum.
The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/test-realm-patchnotes.html

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I'm partly and not partly ready...

Looking forward to all the improvements and new tree, not so much for the UI work I will need to fix to make it compatible.
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In the interest of continuing a self-imposed tradition I started with WoTLK and every major patch since....

EVERYBODY PANIC!!!!!
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PANIC?! No need! This will cure my boredom!
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OMG PANIC! SCARED! NERVOUS!

*runs around with wild hair*

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They need to hurry up with the servers! I'm bored LOL.
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Originally Posted by voodoodad View Post
In the interest of continuing a self-imposed tradition I started with WoTLK and every major patch since....

EVERYBODY PANIC!!!!!
Panic? I just started hyperventilating (seriously my Blood Ox was 115% and I am a heavy smoker)...
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