Archive for the ‘Game Changes’ Category

Bugs and Whatnot

June 22, 2007

Having issues with your pet bar not showing up when you dismount or when you call your pet? I’ve been hearing about this for some time now, and although it doesn’t happen to me much it does happen — and it is really annoying! But thankfully, it looks like Blizzard is making a concentrated effort to gather information about the problem as demonstrated by this post on the Bug Report forum.

In addition, there’s a useful post on the same forum about known issues in Patch 2.1.2. As of right now, the only hunter-specific thing I see in there is that Hunter’s Mark does not properly update itself when re-applied.

And finally, the Bug Report forum also has an interesting post on issues that are not bugs but that people keep trying to report anyway.

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Patch 2.1.2 is Live!

June 19, 2007

I was surprised to learn that Patch 2.1.2 made it onto the live servers this morning. Normally it would be longer between me posting about what’s on the PTR and posting that it had gone live, but I was a bit out of things the past week or two. :> At any rate, you can find the official patch notes in the normal patch note location. It doesn’t look like there have been any major changes for hunter since the PTR notes I posted yesterday, so I’ll forgo posting them again.

PTR Patch 2.1.2

June 18, 2007

In my absence last week I missed a new patch oing up on the Public Test Realm — patch 2.1.2. This isn’t a major content patch, but it does promise to fix some of the annoyances introduced with Patch 2.1. You can find the full Patch 2.1.2 notes here.

But here’s the stuff hunters will likely be most interested in:

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Weekend Roundup (with extra Hawkbane)

June 2, 2007

I’ve updated Petopia with a handful of pre-2.1 pets I’d missed previously and some correction and changes that readers have sent to me. (Example: Dreadfang Lurkers now have Bite 8 when tamed, not 9 — and I’ve had the wrong skin for them and Dreadfang Widows for quite some time, apparently.) I haven’t much WoW or Petopia time right now, I’m afraid, so this little update is probably all I’ll get to for this week. Things should loosen up next week after we send our casual game off to the publisher.

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Patch 2.1.0 – Known Issues

May 28, 2007

Blizzard posted a list of known issues in Patch 2.1.0 this morning. Presumably this isn’t all the issues, but merely the ones they’ve been able to verify so far. I’ve reproduced only the hunter-related issues below.

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Patch 2.1.0 – Interesting Random Patch Notes

May 27, 2007

This is just a random list of patch notes I found vaguely interesting, with commentary. Most of them are not hunter- or pet-related in any way, so you needn’t feel obligated to read them. :>

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Cobra Reflexes – Data Points

May 24, 2007

I thought I’d post some of the data points I have on Cobra Reflexes. These are stats from my characters set up for gameplay — in other words, I didn’t unspec or strip armor or whatnot. (Since I haven’t yet figured out how scaling works for damage, I didn’t try to eliminate that variable either.) So these are not rigorous mathematical tests, but they do give a feel for how Cobra Reflexes might effect a pet in play.

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Tame Beast Bug — Or Feature?

May 23, 2007

I happened to be browsing the official WoW hunter forums and saw a post that you can now tame a new pet while you have an existing pet active, so long as your active pet is dismissed. So I tried it out, and yes, you can. But the behavior is … odd … and I don’t know whether it’s intended or not.

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Patch 2.1.0 – Interesting Hunter Patch Notes

May 22, 2007

I gathered all the notes that seem interesting to hunters or our pets in one place. I probably missed a bunch, but hey — the patch notes are really long and I may not actually know what’s important anyway. But I figured it was worth a shot.

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Children’s Week Pets

May 22, 2007

Okay, so they aren’t real pets, but don’t your pets deserve their own little ‘pets’? From the patch notes:

Characters can now speak with Orphan Matron Mercy in Shattrath City during Children’s Week to mentor a draenei (Alliance) or blood elf (Horde) orphan. Shattrath orphans have a whole new line of sight-seeing requests across both Outland and Azeroth and three new pets to offer to their mentors.

I nearly missed this in all the patch hubbub, so I thought I’d call it out.