Edited by Zarhym on 5/3/11 11:56 AM (PDT)
As we explained early in the 4.1 PTR process, the next tier of raid content -- as well as other key features including new daily quest hubs -- were being developed exclusively for patch 4.2. We also explained that 4.2, although a completely separate patch, was being developed at the same time as 4.1 so that it could be released on a much quicker timetable.
Here we are, a few days after the release of patch 4.1, and we're ready to begin revealing 4.2, its features, and major content.
Be sure to refresh http://www.worldofwarcraft.com throughout the following days, as the articles will be going out at super-secret (but reasonable) times. You'll certainly want to be funky fresh and the first on your Twitterbook acquaintance list to rap the 4-1-1 on these stories as they drizop. Ah-sss-push it!
"Through the Fire and Flames" 4.2 Video Teaser: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2685007
"The Firelands" Raid Preview: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2682944
"A Legendary Engagement" Legendary Staff Preview: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2685003
BlizzCast 16: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2658256#blog
"The Regrowth and Molten Front Quest Hubs": http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2685001#blog
"Elemental Bonds" Quest Preview: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2658255
Tier 12 Teaser (paladin, mage, rogue, hunter, death knight, and priest): http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2705803#blog
Dungeon Journal teaser: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2456449381
Public Test Realm Patch Notes: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2723732
We have these and other previews planned, as well as the full PTR announcement and notes, in the coming weeks and months ahead. Stay tuned!
Edited by Soreni on 4/27/11 6:16 PM (PDT)
Can you tell us how many raid bosses the next tier of raiding will have?
So far all we've seen is Firelands and from what I've heard of other previews, it only has 7-9 bosses. That is not enough for a full tier of raiding.
85 Goblin Death Knight
Edited by Swiftdoom on 4/27/11 6:23 PM (PDT)
I said this on the main article but I think it would be relevant to post it here, and trust I don't have a hate on for you Blizzard just my two cents:
I would have to say (reluctantly however) that this expansion isn't as much as I hoped it would be visually (with the exception of Vash'jir of course) and to a limited, extent playing-wise. Please don't get me wrong, it is a wonderfully enjoyable expansion in its own right! It just seems, however, that alot of the content is just reused/revamped from previous expansions a little too much. This saddens me as I love the artwork you all do over there at Blizzard, as I'm a sucker for originality. While I did enjoy the re-done Deadmines and SFK, I have yet to experience the "new" troll dungeons for myself (I'm sure they are well done though).
Furthermore, I really couldn't begin to imagine what it must be like from a designer standpoint, but I personally would rather wait a little longer for content that has a little more heart rather than reused/saved polygons and animations. Since you're most likely deep into the planning stage for the next expansion, I'm quite okay with what you've done thus far with Cata and sympathise, you guys are probably all really exhausted. With all of this going on it leads me to believe that you certainly do have something quite large for us on the horizon post-Cataclysm, and I gotta say, I'm rather intrigued. Please live up to my expectations. I know I'm just one person and my opinion probably isn't that much in the whole spectrum...but it does mean alot to me. Thanks.
*crosses fingers hoping a Blizzard employee reads this*
The following is related to my above statement:
Two images can sum up my feelings about this Patch.
For the Firehawk "re-hashed protodrake" walking animations:
Other than that for the most part: