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WoW's Patch 5.0.4 Release Notes Now Available

Posted Wed, Aug 29, 2012 by gunky

World of Warcraft's final pre-Mists of Pandaria content patch has gone live, introducing a new World Event (Attack on Theramore Isle) and a host of fairly significant changes to existing systems. Some noteworthy examples:

  • the majority of earnable Achievements, pets and mounts will be made account-wide instead of per-character.
  • area-effect looting, which has been around for a while in other games, makes its debut.
  • the slot for relics, ranged and thrown weapons has been removed. Ranged weapons have had their damage output increased and their minimum range removed to compensate.
  • a new talent tree system
  • all characters now take 40% less damage from other players

A number of players have been experiencing difficulties downloading the patch and difficulties logging into the game after patching due to server congestion. Reception to the patch has been mixed.

Source: Battle.net


The removal of the ranged weapon slot was sheer stupidity. Who thought of that? Now, as a warrior, I have to switch weapons in the middle of the fight. As a hunter I have to do the same thing. That's dumber than hell. In addition, all the ranged weapons that I was carrying in my bags and in the bank are gone!!!! I earned those damned things and I want them back. Many were drops that I went after on purpose and won. Blizzard geniuses aren't.

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