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Hotfixes Cataclysm – Updated Jan. 26

January 19-26

General

Thunder Bluff reputation no longer increases further from Horde faction gains than other races, now correctly capping at Friendly.

Classes

Druid

Enrage will now properly increase the amount of damage taken by the druid.
Force of Nature and Wild Mushroom can now be cast correctly even if the target is on a different height of terrain from the druid.

Paladin

The bonus healing provided by Conviction now functions correctly when healing other players.
The passive healing bonus from Walk in the Light has been reduced to 5%, down from 15%. This change is to balance against the fix to Conviction, but still results in a small overall buff to paladin healing.

Priest

Prayer of Mending is now properly reduced by healing reduction effects, such as Mortal Strike, Absolute Corruption, and Engulfing Darkness.

Rogue

The benefit of Executioner for Slice and Dice is now correctly removed from the rogue after switching talent specializations.

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Grey items changes Archaeology Patch 4.0.6

The sell value of all common artifacts has been doubled, while a small subset of common artifacts have had their sell value increased far beyond that.

That change didn’t seem important at first but it’s actually more significant than you’d think for people who spend a lot of time hunting for artefacts.

Some of the grey/junk items you get from archaeology had their price considerably increased (up to 1000 gold) and if you have them in your bags it’s probably a very good idea to wait for the patch before you sell them … I’m sure you’d hate to lose 1000 gold (or more!) because of that, right?

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Lunar Festival is Here!

Every year the druids of Moonglade hold a celebration of their city’s great triumph over an ancient evil. During the Lunar Festival, citizens of Azeroth have the opportunity to honor their elders by celebrating their sage wisdom, sharing in magnificent feasts, and of course…shooting fireworks!

Join in the celebration as Lunar Festival kicks off not with a whimper, but with a BANG on Sunday, January 23. Seek out the elders throughout Azeroth and receive their wisdom… as well as a token of their gratitude. Gather these Ancient Coins to purchase festive attire or the recipes to craft outfits of your own.

It’s not all fireworks and dancing in the moonlight, however. Omen, defeated so many centuries ago, yet remains in Lake Elune’ara. Although driven insane by the Burning Legion, the demi-god still possesses Elune’s blessing and is, hence, immortal. During the Lunar Festival, he stirs… and heroes of the land are called to defeat him once again.

Festivities end Saturday, February 12.

Lunar Festival
Lunar Festival

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Justice and Honor Trade Goods Vendors Patch 4.0.6

Patch 4.0.6 introduces 2 new vendors to the game, the Honor and Justice Trade Goods vendors!

They can be found next to the other Justice and Honor NPCs and will sell reagents for a very reasonable price.

Please note that some of these items are stacks of items so pay attention to the quantity on the icon! The Satchel of Freshly-Picked Herbs contains a selection of 20 random Cataclysm Herbs.

Justice points Vendor

Justice points Vendor

Hono points Vendor

Honor points Vendor

 

 

Cataclysm Professions Changes

Alchemy

Alchemy: Free Action Potion now lasts 30 sec if the player is level 80 or lower. For higher levels, the duration is equal to [ 30 – (Player Level – 80) * 4 ], that’s 10 sec at level 85 if you suck at maths.
Alchemy: Living Action Potion now lasts 3 sec, down from 5 sec.
Alchemy: Transmute: Pyrium Bar now requires 1 x Elementium Bar and 1 x Volatile Earth, down from 4x of each.

Blacksmithing

Elementium Deathplate now has 321 Strength (-20) and 208 Mastery Rating (-20). Now has a Yellow Socket (+10 Strength socket bonus)
Elementium Girdle of Pain now has 233 Strength (-20) and 149 Haste Rating (-20). Now has a Yellow Socket (+10 Strength socket bonus)
Elementium Gutslicer now requires 4 x Hardened Elementium Bar (Down from 25), Truegold x 5, Chaos Orb x 3 (up from 1).
Hardened Elementium Girdle now has 233 Strength (-20) and 149 Mastery Rating. (-20). Now has a Blue Socket (+10 Dodge socket bonus)
Hardened Elementium Hauberk now has 321 Strength (-20) and 208 Parry Rating. (-20). Now has a Blue Socket (+10 Parry socket bonus)
Light Elementium Belt now has 233 Intellect (-20) and 149 Spirit (-20). Now has a Yellow socket (+10 Intellect socket bonus)
Light Elementium Chestguard now has 321 Intellect (-20) and 208 Critical strike rating (-20). Now has a Yellow socket (+10 Intellect socket bonus)
Persuader no longer requires Skin of Shadow to be crafted.

Cooking

Cooking: Broiled Dragon Feast now requires Dragon Flank x 3 (down from 6) and Delicate Wing x 2 (Down from 4)
Cooking: Seafood Magnifique Feast now requires Highland Guppy x 2 (down from 4), Lavascale Catfish x 2 (Down from 4), and Fathom Eel x 2 (Down from 4)

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Cataclysm Hotfixes Updated Jan. 18

Here you will find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the release of patch 4.0.3a and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. While many have already been deployed on all realms, some may not be implemented until the next time your realm is restarted. We will continue to update this thread in the days ahead as additional hotfixes are applied.

January 8-18

General

Broiled Dragon Feast is correctly being tracked by the guild achievement, Set the Oven to “Cataclysmic”.
The guild achievement Lower Blackrock Spire Guild Run can now only be earned in a group of at least 4 players from the same guild in a 5-player party.
The achievement Sunwell Plateau Guild Run now requires a guild group to complete. This achievement can no longer be completed without the requirement of having 75% of the raid be guild members.
Guild experience daily resets should no longer sometimes fail to occur.

Classes

Death Knight

Necrotic Strike is now affected by resilience.

Druid

Druids previously unable to learn Nature’s Grasp will be able to learn that spell now.
Rejuvenation now consumes 16% of base mana, down from 26%, but still requires 26% of base mana in order to be cast.

Mage

Rank 1 of Pyromaniac no longer improperly gives 5% passive haste.
The mana costs of the following mage spells have been reduced, but they still require the previous percentage of base mana in order to be cast: Arcane Barrage (11% of base mana), Arcane Blast (7% of base mana), and Fireball (12% of base mana). As an example, Fireball requires 16% base mana to cast, but only consumes 12% of base mana.

Priest

Sin and Punishment is now properly causing its terror affect when dispelled. In addition, it no longer shares diminishing returns with fear effects. It now shares diminishing returns with horrify effects.
Priests who were unable to learn Holy Nova will now be able to train the spell.

Warlock

While Nightfall is active, Doomguards will not instantly cast Doom Bolt.

Warrior

A bug has been fixed where the Shield Block ability granted 25% more critical block chance than was intended for Protection warriors with very high total chance to avoid attacks.

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Warriors 4.0.6 Patch Changes

Warriors

Charge now shares diminishing returns with stun effects.
Cleave damage has been reduced by 20%.
Hamstring now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.
Heroic Strike
damage has been reduced by 20%.
Inner Rage has been redesigned. It now reduces the cooldown on Heroic Strike and Cleave by 50% (to 1.5 second) for the next 15 seconds. 1-minute cooldown. It still cannot be used during Deadly Calm. This ability was originally designed to help warriors with rage capping, but the Heroic Strike and rage normalization changes seem to have solved that problem on their own. This new design will still allow warriors to burn off excess rage faster, at their discretion.
Recklessness now increases special critical strike chance by 50%, down from 100%, but lasts the full 12 seconds instead of allowing only 3 charges.
Slam weapon damage percent (at level 80+) has been increased from 125% to 145%.

Human Warrior

Human Warrior

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Warlocks 4.0.6 Patch Changes

Warlocks

Curse of Exhaustion now reduces movement speed by 30%, down from 50%. Its range has been increased to 40 yards, up from 30.
Demon Armor and Fel Armor no longer cost mana and last until canceled.
Drain Mana has been removed from the game.
Fear now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds
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Fel Armor has been redesigned. It now surrounds the caster with fel energy, increasing spell power and causing the warlock to be healed for 3% of any single-target spell damage he or she deals.
Seduction (Succubus) now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.

Human Warlock

Human Warlock

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Shaman 4.0.6 Patch Changes

Shaman

Chain Heal’s effectiveness has been increased by approximately 10%.
Flametongue Weapon procs now deal roughly 20% less damage.
Hex now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.
Purge
now dispels a single effect instead of two.
Spiritwalker’s Grace duration has been increased to 15 seconds, up from 10.
Tremor Totem has been redesigned. The totem is now usable under Fear, Charm, or Sleep effects, and pulses much more rapidly, but lasts 6 seconds and has a 1-minute cooldown.
The Windfury Weapon proc can now trigger 3 additional attacks, up from 2.

Tauren Shaman

Tauren Shaman

 

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Rogues 4.0.6 Patch Changes

Rogues

Blind now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.
Combat Readiness
now lasts for 20 seconds, down from 30 seconds, but the Combat Insight stacking buff lasts 10 seconds, up from 6 seconds.
Crippling Poison now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.
Garrote now costs 45 Energy, down from 50.
Sap now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.
Smoke Bomb now lasts for 5 seconds, down from 10 seconds.
Stealth is no longer broken by enemies using Demoralizing Shout or Demoralizing Roar.

Goblin Rogeu

Goblin Rogeu

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