[WoW] 2.4 Released

2.4 is out. Patched up to it, servers are still down though.

Some good stuff in the patch notes. Some stuff that I’m not super psyched about, too, but nothing absolutely terrible.

Hooray for prepatching.

My warrior is 60 now, I did ramparts three times so I am well on my way to getting honored with all the blue pvp armor factions. Is there anything else to be excited about in 2.4 aside from a new 25man that I’ll never see?

WoWinsider has a number of good articles up about the patch. I really like that site, they update 4 or so times a day and the writing is good.

Increased the slots on Old Blanchy’s Feed Pouch to 8.
What. the. fuck.

Edit: And wow, they nerfed runspeed on the resto druid’s PvP set. I realize restos were dominating the arena, but that was the coolest set bonus ever. It will be missed, especially in the BGs.

There’s a new five man, complete with a heroic mode that you might try Stroker.

Well, it used to be 4 slots, which was pretty pitiful.

Heh, I’ve never tried a heroic of any kind.

The 4 slot bag was pretty awful, I’ll admit.

Monstrous Kaliri have learned to chase players going straight up
That’s nice, because if there’s one thing I’ve been asking for lately it’s for Skettis to be more annoying.


The 4 slot bag was pretty awful, I’ll admit.

That was part of the charm!

One of the things they changed was the fact that only Avenger’s Shield and Thunderstrike are exempt from breaking CC, which is fine with me. I can understand the complaints about the other things originally included (multishot, etc) dumbing down the game.

Fucking Kaliri.

From the updater:

“Blizzard Entertainment would like to dedicate the patch in memory of Gary Gygax. His work on D&D was an inspiration to us in many ways and helped spark our passion for creating games of our own. As avid D&D players and fellow game developers, we were all saddened by the news of his passing; we feel we’ve lost a true adventuring companion. Thanks for everything and farewell, Gary. You’ll be missed.”

Is there a lot of new single player content in this patch? New solo quests are always enough to get me back into the game for a couple of weeks anyway. 5-man content is the next best reason, but I don’t get to do it as much because I prefer to spec my warrior fury.

This is where the daily quest limit goes to 25, and there will be a ton of new dailies. Most on the new island, but daily fishing quests and new daily PvP quests for the outdoor PvP areas.

Ooh daily fishing quests. Time to resub then!

It needed nerfed, especially in 2v2.

It’s sad to see such a fun and long-standing druid perk go away in the name of 2v2 balance.

It’s also broken in 3v3. :P The only reason it’s not broken in 5s is that you have enough DPS to just burn through Druid heals without having to CC/disrupt the Druid. Keeping perks around cause they’re cool despite being unbalanced would be terrible design.

Only if your design scope begins and ends with 2v2 and 3v3 arenas. Seriously, that’s long been one of the most fun things about my Druid and I’ve never taken him above 1550 because I hardly ever play arena.

Aagh, not you too, Aaron! That particular grammatical error grates so badly on my nerves.


I shouldn’t have, I know. Sorry.

Stroker: It’s an arena bonus. Should arena bonuses not be made to promote a balanced arena game? Should 2v2 and 3v3 arenas be ignored for the purpose of balance decisions in design because they are not the whole game? Gameplay-wise it affects almost nothing save PvP, and it was a necessary change therein.