Yesterday I posted some of the published PTR notes.
More stuff came out almost immediately after, I <3 MMO Champion.
Here’s the things that caught my eyes:
1 – Gnomes take back Gnomeregan!
Does this mean that the instance will be removed? That would make the achievement for having run it a feat of strength. Or will it be a Caverns of Time sort of thing? Or maybe the related troll event is to capture Gnomeregan as well. We will steal it! And then destroy it because it’s way too cramped for anyone of a decent size to be walking around in.
Actually, it looks like the Horde re-take the Echo Isles. For information on both, check out the MMO-Champ post from last night.
2 – ZOMG PRETTY WANT
It will be mine, all mine.
3 – Anduin all grown up?
Bit of a Prince Charming sort of figure. A little too… Disney for my tastes. Even Varian has better hair.
But here’s the real question… will he be killable in patch 3.3.3?
Currently, the child Anduin is not an NPC that can be killed. Seems Blizzard has something against us slaughtering the children. We can dismember his father in front of him. We can drag orphans through battlegrounds and force them to watch us massacre each other in unspeakable ways. But the kiddies themselves are untouchable. And you know you all want to kill that damn kid that stole the dolly.
An adult model indicates the potential for much death in his future. For the Horde!
4 – Not actually in patch 3.3.3, but a mention of the Ruby Sanctum!
Sounds like a lot of prep work being done for the Cataclysm story line. And there’s just something enjoyable about killing dragons gone bad. Not to mention, these short raids are awesome warm ups.
5 – Random battlegrounds!
I am so getting back into the battlegrounds. I think part of the reason I stopped playing them is I never knew which one I should queue for. If I was bored of the extra honor one, the wait times on the others were usually bad. I guess I just like random stuff!
6 – Frost Orbs given a use!
Here’s the list from the PTR with exchange rate:
- Crusader Orb (6)
- Runed Orb (4)
- Eternal Fire
- Eternal Earth
- Eternal Water
- Eternal Air
- Eternal Life
- Eternal Shadow
- Frost Lotus
- Pattern: Frosty Flying Carpet [Tailors Only] (6)
A new mount for me, woot!
Frost lotus? Eternals?
I had a Frozen Orb ninja in a random heroic the other day. Made me laugh. Now it might get serious. Should we all just start rolling Need on these?
7 – And Overcloaks!
Looks like Horde, Troll, Gnome, and Alliance. This is a pretty neat concept. It’s a graphical change to your cloak slot without changing the stats. The only downside, I have yet to appreciate the look of a cloak on a clothie, I always turn them off on my mage and priest. And I probably will on my space goat and tauren since I think it looks stupid sticking out over their tails. (It’s better than the tail sticking through, but it still bugs me. And if they can change the shape of cloaks to accommodate tails, why the hell do tabards still get tucked into robes?) I’m wondering if there are any improvements to the cloak animations with these, they seem a little stiff right now.
What has you excited? (About the patch, you perverts.)