Echoes of Doom: The Aftermath
Patch 3.0.2 was released last night, and like any big patch night, it was chaotic. But at the same time, what you witnessed last night is a taste of what to expect on opening day for when Wrath of the Lich King hits a month from now.
With the latest patch, there was a lot of new stuff to play with. I would have made a post sometime yesterday, but I was busy messing around on WoW. There were new Talents, new Skills, new Features, and new Problems. You can view the latest patch notes here. Here is a rundown on a few of my experiences last night.
“Emergency Server Shutdown in 15 Minutes” Pretty much sums it up. It even ended a good night of raiding for us as we were making our way through the Sunwell Plateau at record breaking time.
I went with all 61 Points into the Frost Tree and came up with a good PvE/PvP Build. I had a lot of fun with this spec, and was doing very good DPS.
As an Alchemist, I learned [Mixology] which pretty much gave me 4 hour Flask times, and 2 hour Elixir times. It only applies to Flasks and Elixirs which you can make yourself though.
I also dropped my Enchanting profession and picked up Inscription. So did half the players on the server probably. The little room in Stormwind was jam packed full of people crushing herbs, and creating scrolls and glyphs. Herb prices went through the roof.
As a Mage, we got new a Rank Frostbolt, Arcane Missiles, and Fireball (I think).
While leveling my Inscription, I learned how to create a few Glyphs for Mages. Currently we are allowed to use 2 Major Glyphs, and 3 Minor Glyphs. Right now I am using: [Glyph of Evocation], [Glyph of Arcane Explosion], and [Glyph of the Penguin].
A WHOLE lot easier now with the new talents. Everyone is doing a ton more damage, tanks are taking less damage, bosses are dying faster. Kalecgos was at 50% before the first portal, Brutallus which is normally a 6 minute fight, died in 3 minutes. Felmyst died before the 3rd flying phase.
Our raiding night ended early however due to an “Emergency Server Shutdown”.
Most likely your UI will be broken and half your mods won’t be working. For me, my chat wasn’t working, and I could not see anything being said in /say, /party, /yell, /raid, /bg, /guild, /channels, nothing. Disabled all my mods, still nothing. I had to wipe out my UI completely and delete my WTF folder and rebuild my UI from scratch. /cry
This was probably the most painful thing about the new patch.