MMO-Champion tells me that due to a late patch update this week, the release has been pushed back, meaning patch 4.2 should be arriving on June 28th. (MMO added that an official WoW blog post to cite that information.) This is actually a bit beneficial to me, as it might just give me that extra week to get a pvp weapon before they might just disappear like what friggin’ happened in Wrath >.>
Something else that made me giggle was the sudden addition to the game that seems very out of nowhere; something very similar to what Notch added just about the same time: Maps. To be more specific, you know how when you hold a map and your arms are outstretched in Minecraft? In 4.2, when you are looking at a map your character will play an animation to let others know what you are doing.
There will be another one for checking mail, but no footage of that just yet.
I know that a smart company is one that adapts to new markets, and some might even defend Blizz (as, admittedly, it is cool to see). I still find it funny how something like this was never in WoW for the years and years of its existence, yet it was added just a handful of weeks after another game with a massive following did. (Then again, I read that people not being able to play Rift when they did their first world event was a good thing as it ‘showed just how successful their advertising campaign’ went, so it shows that there’s always someone out there able to spin anything in any direction. Or maybe denial is just fun!)
Finally, the 1.5 second cast time on the DK aoe lockdown is actually making it into the game while the ranged and persistent mage version remains unchanged. Amazing. Might as well make the ability spring up some iced tea as well so I can at least get something refreshing as I am constantly slowed, snared, rooted, blinded, disarmed, silenced….
Maybe if it continues casting while I move, then it won’t be and total waste of a talent. But I’m not holding my breath ^_^
Also, just throwin’ in out there, but I’m gonna go ahead and ‘predict’ that when account bound items can actually be mailed cross-server, they will be via an item shop.
“Want that helm and cloak on a new server a bud of yours happened to make a toon on? For a paltry five dollars we’ll get Speedy Delivery all over it!”
To end the post on a less wise-crackin’ note, did you see the new staff that makes feral dps druids all hawt? Heck, I’ll throw the youtube video on so you can see it in action.
Just found out that if you login repeatedly at the same location, your authenticator will know and not ask for you to type it in every time you logon. I just freaked the heck out but a quick search told me this is a new, and welcomed, change.
If ya don’t got an authenticator yet, why not?! Extra protection and a mini core hound. Get one, ya big sillies!