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Whats new in 4.3, Your list of it all *6:11pm 11/27/11*

#1 Unread post by Derax » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:10 am

-Newest Edit-
11/27/11 - Added Release date.
11/17/11 - Added Valor and Conquest changes.
11/15/11 - Added BM and SV change.

Remember that 4.3 is on the PTR so expect changes. Some of the information come from various Press conferences, Blue posts, and other news sites.
Also New stuff will be in BOLD when possible.


Release date: - November 29.

List of Beasts:
Derax wrote:Tameable
  • Time-Twisted Nightsaber - End Time - Lvl 85 - View
  • Time-Twisted Nightsaber - End Time - Lvl 85 - View
  • Brimstone Hound - Red core hound(s) in Hyjal area. - Lvl 85 - View


Not Tameable
  • Optimistic Benj -Old Hillsbrad - Lvl ??? - View
  • Little Samras - Old Hillsbrad - Lvl ??? - View
  • Shadow Bat - Well of Eternity - Lvl 86 - View


Hunter Class Changes:
Derax wrote:Tier 13
  • 2P -- Steady Shot and Cobra Shot generate double the amount of focus.
    4P -- Your Arcane Shot ability has a chance to grant 30% haste to you and your pet for 15 sec.


All
  • Widow Venom - Reduces target’s healing received by 25% (Was 10%)


MM
  • None


SV
  • Explosive Shot - Scales from 27.3% of Ranged Attack Power (Was 23.2%.)
  • T.N.T. - Now has a 10/20% chance to proc (Was 6/12%).


BM
  • Animal Handler - Now increases attack power by 30% (Was 25%).
  • Focus Fire - Now lasts 20 sec (Was 15 sec).


Pets
  • Thunderstomp - Now does damage equal to 173+0.98% of Ranged Attack Power (Was just 171-173 damage).
  • Monstrous Bite - Reduces target’s healing received by 25% (Was 10%)
  • Froststorm Breath - Now deals damage equal to 205 + 11.52% of Ranged Attack Power (Was 170 + 9.6% of Ranged Attack Power). Now affects all enemies within 12 yards (Was 7 yards).
  • Burrow Attack - Now deals damage equal to 1640 + 92.16% of Ranged Attack Power (Was 1432 + 76.8% of Ranged Attack Power).


General Changes:
Derax wrote:General
  • Bags and Banks now have a search function.
  • Decreased the experience needed for levels 71-80 by 33%.
  • Epic gems are being added as rare raid drops (Normal and heroic only).
  • New profession recipes are being added (Blacksmithing, Enchanting, Leatherworking and Tailoring).
  • Old PvP armor is coming back for the Transmogrifier.
  • North American realms no longer permit letters with accents in character or guild names. Existing character and guild names with special characters will be unaffected by this change.
  • The old Reforging vendors have been removed, and replaced with the ethereals. They can be found in Cathedral Square, Stormwind and The Drag, Orgrimmar.
  • Many Group quests in Outland and Northrend have been re-tuned to allow players to complete them solo.
  • Archaeology areas will now show on the mini-map.
  • Guilds can now replace inactive guild leaders.
  • Reforging interface has been updated and improved.
  • Quest Tracking areas or points of interest will now show on the mini-map.
  • The World Map now displays the expected character levels for each zone.
  • Divine Aegis, Shadow bolt, Lightning bolt, Wrath and Hurricane effects will be updated.
  • New 'Promote everyone' button for raids, Will make everyone raid Assistants.
  • Added commands for world and raid markers.
  • New rotate, pan and zoom buttons on character ui windows.
  • Can now unlearn profession specialization without unlearning the profession.
  • Azshara got a brand new texture.
  • 2 new tracking options. (Quest and Acrhy POI)
  • Added hunter and NPC's tracking into expanding lists.
  • New scroll of Resurrection interface next to friends list.


Valor/Justice/Conquest points:
Derax wrote:Valor Points.
  • Looking for Dungeon — 150 VP per run, with a cap of seven runs per week. All Cataclysm heroic dungeons introduced in 4.0, 4.1, and 4.3, will provide 150 Valor per run.
  • Looking for Raid — 250 VP per run, with a cap of 500 per week. The 4.3 raid, Dragon Soul, will be split into two separate raids for the Raid Finder. While individual bosses do not drop Valor when using the Raid Finder, you will receive 250 Valor for completing each Dragon Soul raid. Each boss will only drop loot for you once per week, but you will continue to get the 250 Valor for completing each Raid Finder raid, up to the 500 cap.
  • 10 player raid boss — 100 VP. There are nine bosses per week, counting Baradin Hold.
  • 25 player raid boss — 100 VP. There are nine bosses per week, counting Baradin Hold.
  • Firelands - 50 VP per boss.
  • Valor Points cap at 1000 per week.


Conquest Points.
  • Daily Battleground will reward 100 Conquest points (Was 25).
  • Every win for a NON-Rated BG will reward you 50 Conquest points.


Thanks to MMOChamp, Petopia + Members, Wowhead, Various other gaming news sites.
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#2 Unread post by Derax » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:10 am

-Newest Edit-
11/06/11 - Moved the Darkmoon Island zone to its own post.

Remember that 4.3 is on the PTR so expect changes. Some of the information come from various Press conferences, Blue posts, and other news sites.
Also New stuff will be in BOLD when possible.


Raids:
Derax wrote:Deathwing Raid
  • Final Raid of the Expansion.
  • Part of the Deathwing encounter will be fought on his back peeling off his armor.
  • Wyrmrest temple, above the maelstrom and Eye of Eternity will be some of the locations 'inside the raid' that you have to fight or encounter deathwing.
  • All parts will be available during release. (Unlike Icecrown).
  • Smaller than Ulduar.
  • Many phases and encounters with deathwing through out the raid.
  • Will help be introduced by the new 5 man dungeons.
  • Deathwing encounter is being called 'Most epic ever done in wow'.
  • Deathwing encounter will be the longest fight in wow.
  • Each stage of the deathwing encounter will be fought in different places and offer loot.
  • Multiple dragonflights will aid in taking down deathwing (Noz, Alex and Ysera).
  • Will contain a 20% AP raid buff for the melee.
  • Is called "The Dragon soul".
  • Deathwing will drop ONLY weapons.
  • Will be a mount reward for killing deathwing.
  • Heroic deathwing will be nerfed after he is killed by top guilds.
  • ALL Tier 13 will be raid drops, None offered via valor.
  • Bosses will drop a geode which has a RARE chance to contain an epic gem (Normal and Heroic only, +50 <stat>).
  • Entrance is at Wyrmrest temple or Caverns of time.
  • You will jump from a gunship onto deathwings back. (I would like to imagine this as the Transformers 3 skydiving scene)
  • While on his back you will fight corrupted blood creatures all while trying to keep balanced and not fall off.
  • Last phase where you will jump from island to island at the maelstrom while fighting parts of 'C'thulhu Deathwing'.
  • Last phase will show/have deathwing in all his corrupted goodness C'thulhu Deathwing.
  • Thrall will also play a huge part.
  • Will contain a HUGE twilight dragon you have to fight.
  • Will have to defend wyrmrest temple 'hyjal raid style' for a bit against a couple bosses.
  • Bosses will not wait for you, They will come to you.
  • Will contain 8 bosses. (Deathwing is boss 7 and 8.)
    Morchok: Once a passive guardian is now convinced that his only respite will come with Azeroth's demise. Morchok rages against the foundation of Wyrmrest Temple, Azeroth's last beacon of hope in the Hour of Twilight.

    Warlord Zon'ozz: His soldiers waged endless war against the forces of C'Thun and Yogg-Saron. Millennia have passed, but the warlord still serves the chaotic might of the Old God N'Zoth.

    Yor'sahj the Unsleeping: Has eagerly assisted Deathwing, providing the Destroyer with the means to release more faceless ones from their prisons deep beneath the earth.

    Hagara the Binder: One of the first students of arcane magic under the Forsaken, showed surprising potential for one who had started learning so late in life. But in her undisciplined attempts to bind elementals into servitude, she was ensnared and twisted by the Windlord, Al'Akir.

    Ultraxion: Has spent his short life absorbing the essence of captured nether dragons. Ultraxion is the only twilight dragon Deathwing has praised, and his arrogance is overshadowed only by the crackling energies surging through his twisted form.

    Warmaster Blackhorn: Leader of Deathwings personal drake riders escort, they move with unholy purpose, driven to protect their dark master.

    Deathwing: The black dragon Neltharion, once the Earth-Warder and protector of Azeroth, now Deathwing the Destroyer. When Deathwing first channeled the Dragon Soul's power against the other dragonflights, the massive energies that he unleashed threatened to break him apart. Rather than forgo this weapon, he had adamantium plates fused to his scales to hold his body together. Later reinforced with elementium.

    'C'thulhu Deathwing': Weakened by the dragon soul and without armor to contain his body, The extent of deathwings corruption shows.
Baradin Hold
  • New boss Alizabal.
Raid Finder
  • Will work like the Dungeon finder.
  • Will be cross-realm.
  • Will have its own difficulty setting.
  • Will provide different loot and achievements then normal and heroic versions.
  • Will be easier then the normal and heroic versions.
  • Will only work for the 25 man deathwing raid off initial.
  • Does not share a lockout with normal/heroic raids.
  • Gear will not be as good as normal and heroic versions but better than the 5 man dungeon gear.
  • Will drop lower ilvl tier gear than that of normal and heroic.
  • Can mix and match tier gear from all 3 difficulties (raid finder, normal and heroic) to get set bonuses.
  • Able to queue up as raid leader, Which will allow you to use raid warning and promote other raid leaders and assign targets.
  • Raid Leaders will not be able to change loot settings or kick people.
  • Need before Greed loot rules.
  • Does not have a lockout, Can run as many times as you want a week.
  • Will only be eligible for loot from bosses on your first kill of that boss per week. Any other kills on that boss will auto pass loot.
  • Loot will be 'recolor' of loot drops from normal/heroic.
  • Will not drop legendary quest items.
  • Only end wing bosses will give valor unlike Normal and heroic versions, 250 valor.
  • Will require a certain ilvl to queue up.
  • Each raid will include two tanks, six healers, and seventeen damage dealers. The Raid Finder will attempt to balance the group according to armor type, which should help ensure a mix of melee and ranged dps.
  • Will not have a 'Call to arms'.
  • Can queue up solo, in a party or in a raid.
  • Vote kick will work the same as in the dungeon finder.
  • Will give a deserter buff like the dungeon finder but a lot longer.
  • Currently can not queue up in a battle.net party.
  • If your currently assigned class role (Tank, Healer, or Damage) matches the class role that a piece of armor or weapon is flagged you will receive +100 to your Need roll.
Misc Raid Info
  • Guild Standards are again useable in Firelands. (15 minute duration, 100 yards efffects the dead.)
3 New Dungeons:
Derax wrote:All 3 Dungeons
  • Will tie in with the deathwing raid.
  • Will be Heroic only.
  • Will contain NEW dungeon set armor, dropped by bosses. (No equip bonuses or class specific, Mostly for transmogrifier looks.)
  • Will be like the ICC ones, Have to clear the first one to unlock and second and clear first/second to unlock third.
  • Will be located at the Caverns of time.
  • Gear is ilevel 378.
End Time (Dungeon 1).
  • Will show the 'future' if you fail to stop deathwing.
  • Will take place in Dragonblight.
  • Will contain 3 bosses.
  • The first two bosses will be randomly selected out of four.
    Echo of Sylvanas: Spawned from shattered timeways and cloistered within the Ruby Dragonshrine, a maddened fragment of the Forsaken's leader, Sylvanas Windrunner, waits restlessly. Having lost everything and unable to find peace, this tormented echo aches for a chance to unleash her dark fury at anything still living within these barren, time-twisted wastes.

    Echo of Tyrande: Once high priestess of Elune and leader of the night elves, this time-twisted fragment of Tyrande Whisperwind now wanders the desolate future of Azeroth. Enveloped by eternal midnight, she is forever separated from the comforting light of Elune and torn by questions about why her goddess did nothing to put an end to such madness.

    Echo of Jaina: The tormented fragment of Jaina Proudmoore has been split and infused within the shattered pieces of her staff. To restore balance to the timeways, this echo must be defeated. However, the devastating magical power possessed by the once-proud ruler of Theramore is hardly lost to her time-havocked spectre. In this future Azeroth, she is only divided, and waiting....

    Echo of Baine: Enraged by his failure to protect the world and, most importantly, the Horde, this time-ravaged shade of Baine Bloodhoof lingers within the ruins of the Obsidian Dragonshrine. Although he's still as powerful as the tauren high chieftain from the present, within this shattered future Azeroth, this guilt-ridden echo is little more than a discordant vessel of unquenchable malice and anger.
  • Last boss will be Murozond. (Figure it out :p)
Well of Eternity (Dungeon 2).
  • Will be during the battle of the ancients.
  • Contains 3 bosses.
    Peroth'arn: Like many of his fellow Highborne, Peroth'arn swore allegiance to the corrupted Xavius in exchange for gifts of demonic power. As a master of fiendish magic and recipient of the satyr curse, Peroth'arn stands outside Azshara's palace in defense of the Burning Legion, ready to destroy those hoping to disrupt the entrance of the Dark Titan, Sargeras, into Azeroth.

    Azshara: The songs of Queen Azshara's beauty, majesty, and power are too numerous to count, but it was her vanity that drove the Highborne to summon the Burning Legion. She now watches her most trusted magi empower the portal where Sargeras will be brought into Azeroth, content to let multitudes of her servants die in advance of the Dark Titan's arrival.

    Mannoroth and Varo'then: Varo'then, head of Queen Azshara's personal guard, and Mannoroth, the pit lord whose blood will corrupt the entire orc race, stand as the last line of defense against those hoping to bar Sargeras's entry into Azeroth. Though both Tyrande and Illidan have fought bravely thus far, the fate of Azeroth will be decided at the Well of Eternity's very brink.
  • Will need to retrieve the dragon soul.
  • You will help Tyrande and Illidan in a battle against the Highborne and Burning Legion.
Hour of Twilight (Dungeon 3).
  • Will be present day.
  • Thrall will be your buddy again.
  • Will be an escort type dungeon.
  • Get to see the leader of the Twilight Hammer.
  • Will take place in dragonblight/Wrymrest temple.
  • Contains 3 bosses.
    Arcurion: Horde and Alliance assaults against the Twilight's Hammer have slaughtered many of the cult's fearsome elemental ascendants. One exception is Arcurion, a formidable water ascendant tasked to slay Thrall and retrieve the Dragon Soul. Should this twisted elemental being succeed, nothing will be able to stop Deathwing from ushering in the Hour of Twilight.

    Asira Dawnslayer: Former blade-for-hire Asira Sunbright was initially leery of working for the Twilight's Hammer, but the cult's generous payments quickly won her over. In time, she succumbed to the corruptive influence of her dark employers, even going so far as to take on the name Dawnslayer. As one of the cult's deadliest assassins, Asira has been called upon to exterminate Thrall and his comrades.

    Archbishop Benedictus: Archbishop Benedictus is the revered leader of the Church of the Holy Light. For years, his wise guidance has been instrumental in seeing humanity through bleak times. Yet beneath his apparent benevolence lies the shocking truth that Benedictus has pledged himself to the eradication of all life on Azeroth through the agency of his dark master... Deathwing.
Misc Dungeon Info
  • Dungeon Journal entries have been added for the new dungeons: End Time, Well of Eternity, Hour of Twilight, and Dragon Soul.
  • Bosses in Ruins of Ahn'qiraj now drop a rare-quality Scarab Coffer Key which can be used to open the Scarab Coffers found within. These keys are zone-bound to Ruins of Ahn'qiraj and have a 17-hour expiration. This change also applies to Greater Scarab Coffer Keys used to open Large Scarab Coffers.
  • Dungeon questgivers in Outland and Northrend are now found in their respective dungeons.
  • Chaos orbs are no longer soulbound and have become tradeable.
  • Zul'Aman - Only have to kill two of the four Troll avatars before they may face Hex Lord Malacrass.
  • Zul'Gurub - only have to kill two of the four initial dungeon bosses to face Jin’do the Godbreaker.
  • Random dungeon finder will no longer lock you to the heroic dungeon it selects.
  • Abyssal Maw is on the back burner.
New City NPC's:
Derax wrote:Transmogrifier
  • Will allow you to change the appearance of your armor and weapons.
  • Armor must be the same armor type. (Mail to Mail, Cloth to Cloth, etc..)
  • Class restrictions do apply. (Hunter sets can only be changed to Hunter sets).
  • Weapons restrictions do apply. (Axe to Axe, One handed sword to One handed sword, Main hand to Main hand, etc..)
  • Weapon restrictions do NOT apply to guns/bows/crossbows. (That means you can change your gun to look like a bow and keep your racial or vice verse).
  • Any weapon or armor must contain stats to be eligible for the Transmogrifier.
  • Does NOT work on Legendary quality items.
  • Cost in gold is currently unknown per appearance change.
  • You will need to own both armor pieces. (Stat armor and appearance armor).
  • Can be undone for free same as reforging.
  • Will also place a note on the tooltip indicating that the armor or weapon has been transmogrified.
  • Currently able to do PvP to PvP, PvP to PvE and PvE to PvP.
  • Using an item for transmogrify makes it soulbound, non-refundable and non-tradable.
  • The Transmogrifier does NOT destroy either item.
  • 'Silly' items will not be allowed. (Fish, brooms, Fishing poles, etc..).
  • Heirlooms will eligible for the transmogrifier.
  • Cost is most likely going to be same as reforging.
  • Enchants will not 'copy' over.
  • The displayed enchant will be that of the currently equipped item.
  • The Player must be able to equip both items.
  • Only uncommon (green), rare (blue) or epic (purple) items may be transmogrified. (exceptions: a select few of these items will be prevented from being used to transmogrify if they are inappropriate).
  • One handed weapons can be used to transmogrify a Main hand or Off-hand weapon.
  • Mailing, Vendoring or placing an item in void storage strips its transmogrification.
  • Located in Cathedral Square, Stormwind and The Drag, Orgrimmar.
Void Storage
  • New kind of bank.
  • Can store soulbound and account bound items.
  • Will be able to store seasonal items.
  • Not just limited to Armor and weapons.
  • Will wipe ALL gems, enchants, sockets and reforging on anything stored.
  • Can contain 80 items.
  • Available to any level.
  • Has a search feature.
  • Some items will NOT be able to go into void storage.
  • Most all tabards will be able to be put in void storage.
  • Will only be per character, not per account.
  • Most likely won't be able to store items that can't become soulbound.
  • Unlikely that profession items, tradeskill items, pets and mounts, or consumables can be placed in Void Storage.
  • Located in Cathedral Square, Stormwind and The Drag, Orgrimmar.
  • Unique items can not be put in void storage, Unique-equipped can though.
  • Unlock void storage will cost 100g.
  • Depositing an item will cost 25g.
  • Withdrawing an item will be Free.
Epic Gem Vendor
  • 51 Epic gems recipes.
  • Cost 5 JC Tokens for each recipe.
  • Sells a Tome that will learn a random epic gem recipe for 4 JC tokens.
Thanks to MMOChamp, Petopia + Members, Wowhead, Various other gaming news sites.
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#3 Unread post by Derax » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:11 am

-Newest Edit-
11/05/11 - Added change to world event companion pets.
11/03/11 - Added PvP achievement change.

Remember that 4.3 is on the PTR so expect changes. Some of the information come from various Press conferences, Blue posts, and other news sites.
Also New stuff will be in BOLD when possible.


Achievements:
Derax wrote:PvP
  • Master of Alterac Valley no longer requires the Alterac Valley Blitz achievement.
  • Hero of the Alliance: Vicious now awards 10 Achievement Points, up from 0.
  • Hero of the Horde: Vicious now awards 10 Achievement Points, up from 0.
  • Tol Barad Veteran now requires players to win 25 battles in Tol Barad (Was 100).
Profession
  • The Limnologist now requires 42 different fish, down from 43.
Repution
  • Time Flies When You're Having Fun now awards 10 points, up from 0 point.
Dungeon/Raids
  • Moon Guard - Engage the Echo of Tyrande in End Time on Heroic Difficulty after surviving her Shadow Gauntlet without allowing the party's healer to take any damage.
  • That's Not Canon! - Defeat Mannoroth in Well of Eternity on Heroic Difficulty after dealing enough damage to Mannoroth while Varo'then is still alive to cause him to sacrifice Varo'then to heal himself.
  • Minutes to Midnight - Defeat Ultraxion in Dragon Soul on Normal and Heroic difficulty without any raid member being hit by Hour of Twilight more than once.
  • Deck Defender - Defeat Warmaster Blackhorn on Normal and Heroic difficulty without allowing any Twilight Barrages to damage the Skyfire.
  • Alizabal - Defeat Alizabal.
  • Siege of Wyrmrest Temple - Defeat the bosses laying siege to Wyrmrest Temple in the Dragon Soul raid.
  • Fall of Deathwing - Defeat the encounters leading up to the Fall of Deathwing in the Dragon Soul raid.
  • Heroic: Morchok - Defeat Morchok in Dragon Soul on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Heroic: Warlord Zon'ozz - Defeat Warlord Zon'ozz in Dragon Soul on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Heroic: Yor'sahj the Unsleeping - Defeat Yor'sahj the Unsleeping in Dragon Soul on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Heroic: Hagara the Stormbinder - Defeat Hagara the Stormbinder in Dragon Soul on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Heroic: Ultraxion - Defeat Ultraxion in Dragon Soul on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Heroic: Warmaster Blackhorn - Defeat Warmaster Blackhorn in Dragon Soul on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Heroic: Spine of Deathwing - Emerge victorious from the Spine of Deathwing in Dragon Soul on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Heroic: Madness of Deathwing - Destroy Deathwing in Dragon Soul on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Heroic: End Time - Defeat Murozond in End Time on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Heroic: Well of Eternity - Defeat Mannoroth in Well of Eternity on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Heroic: Hour of Twilight - Defeat Archbishop Benedictus in Hour of Twilight on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Lazy Eye - Defeat Peroth'arn in Well of Eternity on Heroic Difficulty without any party member being detected by an Eye of Peroth'arn.
  • Severed Ties - Defeat two Risen Ghouls during Echo of Sylvanas' Calling of the Highborne phase, then defeat the Echo of Sylvanas in End Time on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Eclipse - Kill 10 Twilight Sparks and then defeat Archbishop Benedictus in Hour of Twilight on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Ping Pong Champion - Bounce the Void of Unmaking 10 times off of players, and then defeat Warlord Zon'ozz on Normal and Heroic difficulty.
  • Taste the Rainbow! - Experience the following color combinations, and then defeat Yor'sahj the Unsleeping on Normal and Heroic difficulty.
  • Maybe he'll get dizzy... - Defeat the Spine of Deathwing encounter on Normal and Heroic difficulty after tricking Deathwing into performing the following roll sequence: Left, Right, Left, Right.
  • Glory of the Cataclysm Raider now rewards 25 Points, up from 10.
  • Glory of the Firelands Raider now rewards 25 Points, up from 10.
  • Glory of the Dragon Soul Raider - Complete the Dragon Soul raid achievements listed below.
  • Heroic: Madness of Deathwing now rewards the "Savior of Azeroth" title instead of "Avenger of the Five Flights".
  • Destroyer's End - Defeat Deathwing on Normal or Heroic Difficulty in the Dragon Soul raid. Title: Destroyer's End.
  • Don't Stand So Close to Me - Defeat Morchok in Dragon Soul on Normal or Heroic Difficulty without any two players (three players on 25-player mode) ever being within 5 yards of each other while Morchok is channeling Black Blood of the Earth.
  • Holding Hands - Destroy the final Crystal Conductor during Hagara's lightning phase on Normal or Heroic Difficulty, while all raid members are part of the final Lightning Conduit.
  • Chromatic Champion - Destroy Deathwing in Dragon Soul on Normal or Heroic Difficulty after beginning the encounter on each Aspect's platform.
Guild
  • United Nations now awards 15 Achievement Points, up from 0.
  • Heroic: End Time Guild Run - Defeat Murozond in End Time on Heroic difficulty while in a guild group.
  • Heroic: Well of Eternity Guild Run - Defeat Mannoroth in Well of Eternity on Heroic difficulty while in a guild group.
  • Heroic: Hour of Twilight Guild Run - Defeat Archbishop Benedictus in Hour of Twilight on Heroic difficulty while in a guild group.
  • Dragon Soul Guild Run - Defeat the bosses in Dragon Soul while in a guild group.
  • Heroic: Deathwing Guild Run - Defeat Deathwing in Dragon Soul on Heroic difficulty while in a guild group.
  • Realm First! Deathwing - First guild on the realm to defeat Deathwing in Dragon Soul on Heroic difficulty while in a guild group.
  • Fangs of the Father - Guild Edition Wielder of the Fangs of the Father.
Feats of Strenght
  • Red Rider Air Rifle Proud owner of the 2009 Vintage Winter Veil gift, the Red Rider Air Rifle.
  • MiniZep Controller Proud owner of the 2010 Vintage Winter Veil gift, the MiniZep Controller.
  • Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater Proud owner of the 2011 Vintage Winter Veil gift, the Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater.
  • Ruthless Gladiator - Achieved Ruthless Gladiator title.
  • WoW's 8th Anniversary - Logged in during WoW's 8th Anniversary.
  • Fangs of the Father Wielder of the Fangs of the Father.
  • Murkablo - Proud owner of Murkablo from the 2011 BlizzCon.
World Events
  • Darkmoon Faire
  • Come One, Come All!? - Attend the Darkmoon Faire.
  • Step Right Up - Play five different Darkmoon games.
  • Blastenheimer Bullseye - Score a bullseye when launched from the Darkmoon Cannon.
  • Quick Shot - Score a Quick Shot at the Shooting Gallery.
  • Darkmoon Duelist - Win the Darkmoon Deathmatch and receive a Pit Fighter trinket.
  • Darkmoon Dominator - Win the Darkmoon Deathmatch twelve times and receive a Master Pit Fighter trinket.
  • I Was Promised a Pony - Ride a Darkmoon Pony.
  • Fairgoer's Feast - Consume one of every Darkmoon food and drink.
  • Darkmoon Dungeoneer - Turn in all five dungeon Darkmoon Artifacts.
  • Darkmoon Defender - Turn in all three battleground Darkmoon Artifacts.
  • Darkmoon Despoiler? - Turn in all nine Darkmoon Artifacts... AT ONCE.
  • Taking the Show on the Road - Launch off Darkmoon Fireworks in every friendly capital city.
  • Faire Favors - Complete at least six profession-based quests at the Darkmoon Faire.

    Lunar Festival
  • Elders of Cataclysm - Honor the Elders which are located in zones opened by the cataclysm.

    Midsummer
  • Extinguishing Northrend - Desecrate the Horde's bonfires in Northrend.
  • Flame Warden of - Honor the flames of Northrend.
  • Flame Keeper of Northrend - Honor the flames of Northrend.
  • Extinguishing Northrend - Desecrate the Alliance's bonfires in Northrend.
  • Flame Warden of Cataclysm - Honor the flames of zones opened by the cataclysm.
  • Flame Keeper of Cataclysm - Honor the flames of zones opened by the cataclysm.
  • Extinguishing the Cataclysm - Desecrate the Horde's bonfires in zones opened by the cataclysm.
  • Extinguishing the Cataclysm - Desecrate the Alliance's bonfires in zones opened by the cataclysm.

    Winter Veil
  • A-Caroling We Will Go Use your Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater to carol in enemy capital cities during the Feast of Winter Veil.
Mounts and Companions:
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  • Swift Mountain Horse - Worgen Mount
  • Mountain Horse - Worgen Mount
  • Darkmoon Dancing Bear - Darkmoon Faire
  • Ruthless Gladiator's Twilight Drake - PvP Rating mount?
  • Corrupted Hippogryph - TCG.
  • Space Charger - Unknown.
  • Spectral Gryphon - Unknown.
  • Spectral Wind Rider - Unknown.
  • Swift Forest Strider - Darkmoon Faire.
  • Swift Lovebird - Unknown.
  • Swift Shorestrider - TCG.
  • Swift Springstrider - Unknown.
  • White Riding Camel - TCG.
  • Tyrael's Charger - Year Subscription Event.
  • Chromatic Dragon - Unknown.
  • Experiment 12-B - Unknown.
  • Heart of the Aspects - Unknown.
  • Blazing Drake - 10/25 Normal DS.
  • Life-Binder's Handmaiden - 10/25 Heroic DS.
Companions
  • Darkmoon Balloon - Darkmoon Faire
  • Darkmoon Cub - Darkmoon Faire
  • Darkmoon Monkey - Darkmoon Faire
  • Darkmoon Tonk - Darkmoon Faire
  • Darkmoon Turtle - Darkmoon Faire
  • Darkmoon Zeppelin - Darkmoon Faire
  • Festival Lantern - Lunar Festival?
  • Fetish Shaman - D3 Collectors Edition?
  • Gregarious Grell - TCG.
  • Lumpy - Winter Veil?
  • Lunar Lantern - Lunar Festival?
  • Purple Puffer - TCG.
  • Sand Scarab - TCG.
  • Sea Pony - Fishing Darkmoon Island.
  • Chromatic Dragon - Unknown.
  • Guardian Cub - Store bought (AH and Tradeable)
  • Soul of the Aspects - Unknown.
Misc
  • Father Winter's Helper no longer requires a Snowball. Helpers are very busy year-round, and only have leisure time during the Feast of Winter Veil.
  • Tiny Snowman no longer requires a Snowball. The snowman is larger and lasts longer during Winter Veil.
  • Winter Reindeer no longer requires a Snowball. The Winter Reindeer only dresses up for Winter Veil.
  • Winter's Little Helper no longer requires a Snowball. Helpers are very busy year-round, and only have leisure time during the Feast of Winter Veil.
  • All the BoP world event companion pets are no longer BoP, Means you can AH or trade them now. (This includes Noblegarden, Love is in the Air, Midsummer Festival, Hallow's End, Brewfest and Winter Veil)
Thanks to MMOChamp, Petopia + Members, Wowhead, Various other gaming news sites.
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#4 Unread post by Derax » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:16 pm

-Newest Edit-
11/06/11 - Made Darkmoon Island its own section.

Remember that 4.3 is on the PTR so expect changes. Some of the information come from various Press conferences, Blue posts, and other news sites.
Also New stuff will be in BOLD when possible.


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Derax wrote:Darkmoon Faire
  • Will have its own island.
  • Old tickets will not be used, They have new tickets.
  • Will still contain the zoo, fortune teller, Carnival food.
  • All new pony ride.
  • Brand new quests.
  • Will have a fireworks show(s).
  • Will have a 'main stage' show(s).
  • Darkmoon cards are still available.
  • Able to ride a dancing bear.
  • A new companion pet (Fez-wearing monkey).
  • Plethora of profession recipes.
  • New Vanity items (toys, balloons, souvenirs)
  • Will have heirlooms items.
  • Will sell replicas of old armor no longer available in game (May not contain stats, but still able to use in the transmogrifier).
  • Has new achievements and titles.
  • Most all items listed are bought with the new tickets.
  • Buy game tokens (Most likely with gold), Game tokens are used to play games to win tickets.
  • Games are: Whack-a-Gnoll, the tonk battle royale, the cannon, ring toss, the shooting gallery, and more.
  • Can only win tickets once a month.
  • No limit on how many times you can play the games (When they are available).
  • New Darkmoon 'Field Guide'.
  • Field guide will allow you to get to the island quicker. (Teleport?)
  • Will be able to collect/see 'Darkmoon Faire Artifact(s)' with field guide.
  • Artifacts can be found in dungeons, battlegrounds and while slaying monsters.
  • Artifacts will give experience, reputation and/or tickets.
  • Will have new dailies including profession dailies.
  • Dailies rewards consist of 5 skill points per profession, Experience, Reputation(?) and tickets.
  • Will have a PvP deathmatch pit (Gurubashi Arena anyone).
  • Every 3 hours a reward chest will be put into the center of the pit for the last man standing or at least the first to open it.
  • Chest will reward 'goodies' and tickets.
  • Will be a sanctuary no pvp'ing while their, except in the pvp pit and the woods boarding the faire.
  • Will be available the first week of every month.
  • Portals to the island will be available in Elwynn Forest and Mulgore.
  • Darkmoon Mages in capital cities and on Darkmoon Island will also be around to help you get between the Faire and various capital cities for a charge.
Thanks to MMOChamp, Petopia + Members, Wowhead, Various other gaming news sites.
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Re: Whats new in 4.3, Your list of it all *12:19am 8/20/11*

#5 Unread post by Teigan » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:11 am

'Silly' items will not be allowed. (Fish, brooms, etc..).
*sobs* But...but...Dark Herring....

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#6 Unread post by Smyelmdar » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:08 am

Will only be per character, not per account.
So it's really just an extra bank, or am I misunderstanding something here?

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#7 Unread post by Sarayana » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:53 am

Smyelmdar wrote:
Will only be per character, not per account.
So it's really just an extra bank, or am I misunderstanding something here?
Yes, it's just extra bank space. Probably my main will use it--I've already had to delete a LOT from her bank to fit new stuff...

Blizz did say they want to do something to allow for cross-server BOA transfer, but at this moment it's a back-end issue; regardless if the interface will eventually look like the void storage bank, they first need to figure out how to make it possible at all.

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#8 Unread post by Smyelmdar » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:27 am

I'm hoping for the BoA transfer. Otherwise I don't see the point in it really. Unless they make it accountwise. :)

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#9 Unread post by AdamSavage » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:08 am

This is interesting....
The next expansion should be released with a "meaningful difference" in the release timeline compared to previous expansions.
I believe if you can believe out of nothing an explosion (big bang) happened then how far fetched can god be?

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#10 Unread post by Chimera » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:19 am

Part of Deathwings battle is gonna be on his back o_O and woot Darkmoon Faire gets ITS OWN ISLAND!!!!

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WHACK-A-GNOLL!!!! 8D

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#11 Unread post by Derax » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:09 am

I went through the other news sites mmochamp got their info from and updated and clarified a couple things. May have to refresh the page.

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#12 Unread post by Akyo » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:40 am

Will contain new activities. ("Whack-a-Gnoll")

i read that as "Whack-a-Gnome".


gnomes would be more fun if you ask me..

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#13 Unread post by Lisaara » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:10 am

Yay! My shadow priest can look like shes in her heirloom gear!

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#14 Unread post by Cerele » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:54 am

No longer will my caster males have to suffer a dress!
And no longer will my hunter be hydraless.... hoping!!!
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#15 Unread post by Chimera » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:01 pm

^lol def hoping too, im absolutely hooked on their run animation, it looks like they're gliding on land *imagines running around with her one-day hydra*

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#16 Unread post by Slapperfish » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:28 pm

Something tells me that the Deathwing fight is going to be centered around prying off his armor plating to access key weakspots (his soft, molten underbelly is a big one here).

Jumping on his back will allow you to pry off the backplates easier.

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#17 Unread post by Cerele » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:41 pm

I'm going with hacking him apart, starting with the wings, then we take the cutie mark off his...

Wait this isnt cupcakes

I hope he gets some cool looking raid, Karazan is still my all time favorite, but maybe something big like that with many different kinds of ways to do the raid, like secret passages open up some day, others not... ohh that would be fun cause it wouldnt be the same raid over and over, it could change each week
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#18 Unread post by Qinni » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:34 am

"That’s not all! We have adorable companion pets includin’ a fez-wearing monkey, a plethora of profession recipes, toys, balloons, souvenirs, delectable carnival snacks and beverages, heirlooms for the little ones, and even replicas of long-lost suits of armor that we’re offering for your Transmogrification needs."

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#19 Unread post by Derax » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:30 pm

Qinni wrote:

"That’s not all! We have adorable companion pets includin’ a fez-wearing monkey, a plethora of profession recipes, toys, balloons, souvenirs, delectable carnival snacks and beverages, heirlooms for the little ones, and even replicas of long-lost suits of armor that we’re offering for your Transmogrification needs."

Gear will have stats if its used for Trans. Can thank me later.

The replica armor sets will be nice, Wonder how many tickets each is gonna cost though, As far as them having stats, Just going off a blue post they said since they are replicas they may make them specially for the Transmogrifier and they may not contain any stats but will be able to be used in the transmogrifier still. Who really knows at the moment though.

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#20 Unread post by Qinni » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:44 pm

Derax wrote:
Qinni wrote:

"That’s not all! We have adorable companion pets includin’ a fez-wearing monkey, a plethora of profession recipes, toys, balloons, souvenirs, delectable carnival snacks and beverages, heirlooms for the little ones, and even replicas of long-lost suits of armor that we’re offering for your Transmogrification needs."

Gear will have stats if its used for Trans. Can thank me later.

The replica armor sets will be nice, Wonder how many tickets each is gonna cost though, As far as them having stats, Just going off a blue post they said since they are replicas they may make them specially for the Transmogrifier and they may not contain any stats but will be able to be used in the transmogrifier still. Who really knows at the moment though.
True but I just assume they are sticking with "Everything must have stats!" thing or some people with lesser minds will get horribly confused.

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