Patch 4.3 Previews & PTR Patch Notes - 10/18

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Here's a quick summary of the features and content that we're previewing for the World of Warcraft 4.3 patch:

PTR Patch 4.3 Official Notes: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3608419
The time for testing out many of the upcoming patch 4.3 features is upon us. In this article you’ll find frequent updates to the official patch 4.3 notes as development continues.

Balance Changes, Part One: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3615095
By popular demand for the explanation of patch 4.2 balance changes, lead systems designer Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street has returned to provide some context behind the intended upcoming patch 4.3 balance changes. Stay tuned for part two, as this information is subject to change over the course of the testing process.

Raid Finder: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3608426
We're also working on a number of other new features, including a Raid Finder -- a tool similar to the Dungeon Finder designed to match players looking for PUG-friendly raids.

Transmogrification: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3309048
The ethereals are setting up shop around Azeroth to offer adventurers their latest astonishing interdimensional service. The upcoming Transmogrification feature will let players customize the appearance of their gear like never before.

Void Storage: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3342240
Now that you've got a good reason to hang onto your old gear, you're going to need somewhere to store it all. With Transmogrification comes Void Storage, a long-term stash where players will be able to keep the items they just can't seem to let go of. Those ethereals think of everything, don't they?

Darkmoon Faire: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3390849
It’s incredible! It’s unbelievable! You’ll be dazzled. You’ll be amazed! You aren’t prepared for the Darkmoon Faire, ‘cause it’s like nothing you’ve seen before! Don’t be shy now, don’t be bashful, step right up for a tantalizing glimpse of what we’ve got in store for you when patch 4.3 arrives!

Death to Deathwing
Alongside all this comes a whole lot of new content. We revealed at gamescom that patch 4.3 will feature three new 5-player dungeons, setting the stage for the ultimate fight in Cataclysm: the final showdown against Deathwing himself. Patch 4.3 will include a whole new tier of raid content culminating in an epic boss encounter unlike anything you’ve yet experienced in World of Warcraft.


Tier 13: Of course you want to know how you'll look and what powers will be at your disposal as you give ol' Deathwing what-for.

Set Bonuses: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3229376031

Art Design:

But don't worry -- there's plenty of time to prepare. We’re keeping a close eye on players’ progress through the Rage of the Firelands content, and lots of folks are still busy working on obtaining the Dragonwrath legendary staff, completing the Molten Front dailies, and rallying to take down Ragnaros. We’ll have lots more details on the raid, dungeons, and other content coming in patch 4.3 in the months ahead, so keep an eye on the official World of Warcraft website.
Whoooo!!! :DDD
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Sooooo with the death to deathwing, is this actually the final raid patch? wtf? or are we just weakening him or something...
heck yea
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Very cool. I hope that there is a way for old players to resurrect long-lost items in void storage.
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Transmorgification was a brilliant move. I am hoping for it to bring back some old raiding for those that are fond of certain tiers. Void Storage I give a big thank you Blizz.

That said, Death to Deathwing bothers me. I was hoping we'd have more time. If you are permitted to answer this, is there going to be another tier after Deathwing? Or, to phrase it more simply, is there going to be an addition along the lines of Sunwell Plateau(big raid, fun), Ruby sanctum(filler raid, no fun), or none at all? Just wondering, since I kinda feel that it is too early. But then again, if it is like SP I may be speaking prematurely.
I'm actually excited for this patch.
Death to Deathwing already? Im just happy about the new 5 mans.
im somewhat hoping for something like in bc where kael'thalas was running around a bit. . .
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08/17/2011 04:32 PMPosted by Promatheus
Death to Deathwing already? Im just happy about the new 5 mans.


it seems they wanna wrap up cata so they can charge us again for another xpac
Aww. So that probably means they didn't just shut down the ptr to bring 4.3 up. Sigh oh well. Guess I shall continue leveling my mage on live. I do hope the raid finder allows you to do older raids though. I never got to finish Ulduar and nobody seems want to do it.
08/17/2011 04:34 PMPosted by Keylogger
Death to Deathwing already? Im just happy about the new 5 mans.


it seems they wanna wrap up cata so they can charge us again for another xpac

To be fair you don't have to buy the expansion to continue to enjoy the game.
wait so no 4.3 on ptr
Absolutely we'll have 4.3 on the Public Test Realms. We're just now getting some 4.3 information out though, so we're not quite ready to release any of this content for testing right now. ;)

08/17/2011 04:37 PMPosted by Highelfs
wait so no 4.3 on ptr
=( when will ptr be back up.. hope not til 4.3 lol
Absolutely we'll have 4.3 on the Public Test Realms. We're just now getting some 4.3 information out though, so we're not quite ready to release any of this content for testing right now. ;)

wait so no 4.3 on ptr

Well thank you but as i ment was like no 4.3 right now as in this shut down. Anyway and eta as in when it will be up?
Yeah, well can't wait to hear more about the 5-Mans, thanks so much Blizzard we appreciate your hard work.

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