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Mists of Pandaria Patch Update

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 11:47 am by Justin Cavender

Patch 5.0.4 for World of Warcraft will be deployed on Tuesday, August 28. This patch is the precursor to the upcoming expansion, Mists of Pandaria, which is set to launch on September 25. The update is going to be rather large (approx. 6GB), and players may have noticed the background downloader getting a head start.

What to expect in 5.0.4

  • Account-wide achievements, pets, and mounts This is a BIG one. Gone are the days of having to acquire the same achievements, pets, and mounts across multiple characters. There are a few mount restrictions including the Arena season drake rewards, which will be limited to the characters that earn them.
  • Class and talent system changes All class changes including the new talent system will available in patch 5.0.4. Players will have their talent points reset and new abilities already learned.
  • AoE looting That’s right, just one click away from looting all nearby bodies.
  • Profession changes Scribes are the only ones who get a real change. Prime glyphs are gone, and several glyphs have been added or changed in some way.
  • UI changes A big Yowza for all the folks that use add-ons to change their UI. There will be a help system to assist you will all the new goodies.
  • BattleTag support Diablo 3 introduced a BattleTag system for identifying players. WoW will now recognize the system and allow players to add, remove, or invite BattleTag friends the same way as Real ID, or character name.
  • Item changes Ranged, thrown, and relic items no longer have a special slot. All weapons will now be equipped in a weapon slot only. This is great news for hunters who now only have to worry about one weapon. No more useless melee weapons! All ranged weapons will have updated stats to account for the missing weapon slot. A side note for all you hunters out there, minimum range is no longer an issue. Head enchants are out the window, as well as spell penetration. Any item with spell penetration will have a new stat in its place.
  • Attack on Theramore Isle The world event that will set the stage for Mists of Pandaria.

I’m sure most of you are excited about the many new features coming in patch 5.0.4. Personally, I’m looking forward to the account-wide mounts and achievements. I can’t wait to rock my old ZG tiger, and the Insane title on all my toons. Please share your thoughts with us.

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    • Mark

      < This guy is stoked

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