Posted Tue, Dec 10, 2013 by Mem
World of Warcraft Patch 5.4.2 is set to hit live servers today, December 10 and we couldn't be more excited. While this patch is on the small side, with no major new content updates, it shouldn't be written off quickly. Unlike other small patches, Patch 5.4.2 contains two big changes for players: a cross realm raid finder and cross-realm mail for account bound items. Combine this with some other small changes incoming and this patch becomes kind of a big deal.
Want to know more about Patch 5.4.2 while you wait for it to go live? Read onward to see all the stuff players should know about in this patch:
If you have ever lamented the time it takes to find a raid group, Patch 5.4.2 could hold the answer to your problems. In this patch players can queue up for raids cross-realm for Mists of Pandaria Flex Raid and World Bosses. To queue up cross-realm players need to do the following:
It is important to note that this is not the Group Finder from Warlords of Draenor that we learned about at BlizzCon. This is a precursor to that idea, but not at all the same and will be totally reworked before we see it again in Patch 6.0. The raid finder we can expect to see in 6.0 will allow players to group for almost everything (raids, 5-mans, etc) and be much easier to find and use in game.
In Patch 5.4.2 players will, for the first time ever, be able to maul Heirlooms and any other account bound items to any character on your account. Server difference no longer matters, if the character is on your account, you can mail account bound items to it. To send an account bound item to a character on another realm, simply open up your mail box and address the mail to “Playername-Servername”.
Not sure what counts as an account bound item? Account bound items will always have a text indicating their status in the item's tool tip. Some examples of account bound items include:
Remember, only account bound items are eligible to be sent across realms. Money and other non-account bound items are still susceptible to the normal rules of mail.
While the Blizzard Store was available during the PTR, it is still not certain if we will actually see it in game when this patch goes live. At last glance on the PTR, the store had added new categories for Mounts and Pets and added a feature that allowed players to view an item in Blizzard's model viewer. Store details were not included in the latest patch notes, so it very well may not make it to live servers today. With that being said, we likely can expect it sometime in the near future.
This item is Mage-only and available from The Anglers faction. Bipsi's Bobbing Berg works just like Anglers Fishing Raft, which means you can attack and fish while mounted. It also temporarily increases speed if the player jumps while mounted.
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