Tuesday, July 15, 2008

WoW Patch 2.4.3 Now On Live Servers.

After what seems like the longest testing period for a mini-patch in WoW history, 2.4.3 has just been released on the Live servers in the US and hence is scheduled for release in the Europe Region tonight. Check out this news post on MMO-Champion for the full list of official and unofficial patch changes, and patch notes should be up on the Official Site soon. While there are quite a few gameplay and levelling changes, only one patch change known significantly affects Paladins as I mentioned last month:

* Dispel effects will no longer attempt to remove effects that have 100% dispel resistance.

PvP Ret Paladins should take careful note of this. It means that Sanctified Seals 100% Resistance may be counter-productive when encountering Dispell-heavy match-ups. The mooted proposition of 20/41, taking 2/2 Stoicism and 2/3 Sanc Seals, gaining 1 talent point and losing 1 crit for 96% effective Dispell resistance on the Seal - and hence the Dispell mechanic not avoiding Seals and going straight to Blessings/ImpRF, looks like the best bet if it wasn't already.

So, have fun. I'm now off to power-level my Shaman to 30 ;).

EDIT: I am sorely disappointed that my idea of Grifta selling 16 slot 'Gigantik' Bags for 50g wasn't taken up by Blizzard. Oh well, can't have everything I guess...

... stop sniggering in the back!

More 2.4.3 Links:

Patch 2.4.3 - End of Raid Herpes by Zanderfin
A Healing Druid's take on 2.4.3 at Resto4Life
WoW Insider's run-down of prominent Patch Changes
Patch 2.4.3 And You by Josh at E4AE.


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