I guess you all know patch 5.4 is coming shortly, actually in a few hours.
I’ve been skimming through the 5.4 PTR patch notes and there are some really cool stuff I look forward to, which is mostly:
– Flexible Raid:
Raid difficulty will dynamically adjust to the amount of players in the raid. Instead of having just 10 or 25 man raids, now you can raid with 12 or 17 people and the difficulty and loot will automatically adjust. This is quite neat if your guild is missing a few guys for 25 man and don’t like to bring in randoms. Note that this doesn’t work with less than 10 or more than 25. There’s also no ilvl or role restrictions which is quite cool.
– Timeless Isle:
The new area for patch 5.4. I love the first days/weeks on a new place because it’s crowded with people which always is fun, and I love to explore new places.
– Proving Grounds:
This sounds very interesting! Think of Proving Grounds as a 1-man test dungeon where you can test and improve your skill in any desired specialization. It also has scores so you can compete with friends.
– Virtual Realms:
This is also extremely cool. A set of realms are now bound together as 1 main realm, which means that the realms will be just like 1 big realm. Let’s say for example that realm A and B is bound together in the same set, they will now access the same auction house, guilds, etc… it will merge into 1 bigger realm.
– Class changes like usual. I see a couple of minor buffs on rogues and warriors which I won’t complain on as these classes are my main characters :)
– Pet Battle tournament on the new area, Timeless Isle. I’m not much of a pet battler myself, but thinking of starting it… only have lvl 6-7 pets though.
– Higher chance for epics in MSV, HoF, ToES and ToT on LFR difficulty. Sweet!
Sorry, this post turned a bit longer than I anticipated, but I’m so thrilled for the new patch.
I’ve also read a lot about the upcoming Micro-transaction store, but I don’t know if it’ll come or not. I testet the PTR (Public Test Realm) and the micro-transaction store was indeed there, but only with 2 items (100% XP potion and something else I can’t recall). If this micro-transaction store turns out to be implemented on live servers, I hope the 100% XP potion won’t be too expensive cause I’m planning on buying this :) Im jealous of all you RAF’ers!
Also, creds to Blizzard once again for making a super kickass trailer for 5.4. I’ve embedded the trailer from youtube below.
Enjoy, and see you on Timeless Isle!