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Archive of Hotfixes from 2012

December

See Patch 5.1 Hotfixes | 2012-12-21 17:00 by Blizzard Entertainment Daxxarri.

December 21

  • Classes
    • Paladin
  • Items
    • It is no longer possible to loot more than one  [Ancient Pandaren Mining Pick].
    • Stackable Stags are now love peace (and stacking), and are friendly to all.
  • Dungeons, Raids & Scenarios
    • Terrace of the Endless Spring
      • Protectors of the Endless
        • The damage dealt by Touch of Sha no longer increases for each Protector that is defeated in the Heroic mode version of this encounter.
    • Heart of Fear
      • Grand Empress Shek'zeer
        • The damage dealt by Corrupted Dissonance, Sonic Discharge, and Cry of Terror has been reduced by approximately 10% in the Heroic mode version of this encounter.
    • Mogu'shan Vaults
      • Elegon
        • In the normal mode version of this encounter, Cosmic Sparks will deal less melee damage, Elegon will now use Materialize Protector less often, and the Overloaded effect that Elegon gains when an Empyreal Focus is destroyed now grants significantly less haste.

December 13

  • Classes
    • Mage
      • [Frost Bomb] will now detonate after 4 seconds (was 6 seconds), and the damage it deals to other players has been reduced by 20%.
  • Quests
    • Players that leave the area during the ending sequence of "A [90] Heart Of The Alliance" will no longer be placed into the wrong phase.
  • Dungeons, Raids & Scenarios
    • Heart of Fear
      • Grand Empress Shek'zeer
        • The Empress now always drops three tier-set tokens and three non-set items in the 25 player Heroic mode version of this encounter.
  • Bug Fixes
    • The Guild Perk, [Ride Like the Wind], should now properly increase flight path speeds by 25% in Pandaria.
    • Classes
      • Rogue
        • Various weapon procs will no longer sometimes prematurely break the [Stealth] provided by the [Subterfuge] talent.

December 11

  • PvP
    • The Battle Fatigue healing reduction debuff has been increased to 30% (was 15%).
  • Creatures
    • The Mogu enemies in the Ruins of Ogudei now correctly drop loot when slain.
  • Dungeons, Raids & Scenarios

December 10

  • Pet Battles
    • The Battle Pet ability [Stone Rush] now has a 1 round cooldown (was 0).
    • The  [Cinder Kitten] now haz increased health. It looks like that armor helps a little after all.
    • Several Battle Pets now appear during times of day more appropriate to their ecology.
    • Singing Crickets are now considered Rare pets. This change does not apply to pets that have already been acquired.
    • Silithid Hatchlings should now be less elusive.
  • Brawler's Guild
    • Fixed an issue that could cause Zen'shar's Eyes of Warding to persist after he despawns.
  • Dungeons, Raids & Scenarios
    • Normal and Heroic mode raid bosses now grant 40 Valor Points each upon being defeated.
    • Terrace of Endless Spring
      • Tsulong
        • Elemental Shaman will now always be properly eligible for loot after defeating the Raid Finder version of this encounter.
    • Mogu'shan Vaults
      • The floor of Elegon's chamber should now always reappear after he is defeated.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Classes
      • Hunter
        • Pets
          • The Sporebat's [Energizing Spores] ability will no longer stack with other similar sources of spell haste.
      • Monk
        • It is no longer possible to dispel or Spell Steal Xuen's Crackling Jade Lightning.
      • Priest
        • Fixed an issue that could cause [Rapture] to stop activating normally if it was triggered while the Priest was subject to crowd control.
      • Shaman
        • Fixed an issue that allowed several spells and abilities to continue to be available while Hexed.
      • Warlock
        • Damage from [Rain of Fire] will no longer prevent enemy players from capturing flag objectives.
        • [Havoc] will no longer duplicate attacks directed against targets that are affected by [Banish] or [Cyclone]. These attacks will not consume any charges of the spell.
    • Fixed an issue that could cause in-game cut-scenes to be skipped when sound is disabled.
    • Fixed an issue that allowed players below level 85 to see and loot certain Treasures of Pandaria.
    • Fixed an issue that could allow the Healing Ward provided by Vol'jin during the Dagger in the Dark Scenario to function outside of the instance.

December 5

  • Brawler's Guild
    • Disruptron Mk. 3R-Alpha will no longer abandon the fight prematurely.
    • Crush should no longer reset unexpectedly during his Brawls.
    • Picking up Meatball's Strange Energy now benefits the Brawler's nearby pet as well.
    • Brawler's Guild statisticians will no longer reset their data on a weekly basis.
    • [Starfall] will no longer strike undamaged Power Crystals in the Millhouse Manastorm encounter.
    • The Brawler title is now permanent.
    • Fixed an issue that allowed spectators to heal the pets of competitors that are inside a Brawl arena.
  • Creatures
    • Pandaren Campaign
    • Child of Chi-Ji in Krasarang Wilds will no longer evade after a brief pursuit, and no longer cast Blackout Kick.
    • Warlord Bloodhilt
      • Warlord Bloodhilt will no longer cast Bloody Knives on players that are no longer in combat with him.
      • Internal Bleeding can no longer be manually removed by right-clicking the effect. Instead, it is necessary to use the Rip It Out! ability.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue that could cause multiple Gnolls to emerge from a single barrel when playing the Whack-A-Gnoll Darkmoon Faire carnival game.
    • Fixed an issue that could cause some players to experience reduced performance in Silvermoon City.
    • Fixed an issue that could cause certain mounts to count double toward mount collection achievements.
    • Classes

December 3

  • Classes
    • Monk
      • Mistweaver
        • The absorption effect of [Life Cocoon] has been increased by 100%. We hope to have this change applied within the next 24 hours.
      • Brewmaster
        • The Power Guard effect now properly increases Guard’s absorption by 15%, up from 5%.
    • Paladin
      • Protection
        • Damage dealt by [Holy Wrath] now scales properly with Attack Power and Spell Power.
    • Warlock
      • Demonology
        • The damage and Demonic Fury cost of [Chaos Wave] have been reduced by 33%. The new values will not be reflected in the tooltip until a client patch.
  • Dungeons, Raids & Scenarios
    • General
      • Normal and Heroic raid encounters in Mogu’shan Vaults, Heart of Fear, and Terrace of Endless Spring now award 40 Valor, up from 25. This will take effect after the weekly reset.
    • Mogu’shan Vaults
      • The Spirit Kings now activate in a fixed order.

November

See Patch 5.1 Hotfixes | 2012-12-21 17:00 by Blizzard Entertainment Daxxarri.

November 29

  • Quests
    • Players that complete the quest "Voice of the Gods" will now only receive one Reliquary Facsimile reward via mail after completing this quest.
    • The drop rate for Bilgewater Blasting Caps required for the quest "Siege Damage" has been increased.
    • Lieutenant Valorcall will now spawn for the quest "Sigil of Arathor".
  • Creatures
    • Alliance soldiers in the Krasarang Wilds are no longer confused about which side they're on.
    • Troubled Slave Spirits in the Ruins of Ogudei will no longer assist their own kind in battle unprovoked.
    • Fixed an issue that could cause Zan'vess Squad Leaders to evade.
  • Sunsong Ranch
    • Fixed an issue that could cause crops to become harvestable at inconsistent times. Crops will now always become harvestable at 3:00 a.m PST.
  • Dungeons, Raids & Scenarios
    • Several classic raid bosses have been adjusted to be more friendly to solo players:
      • Viscidus
        • Viscidus now remains frozen for 30 seconds (was 15), and it takes 30 hits to shatter Viscidus (was 50).
      • The Twin Emperors
        • The recast time for Heal Brother has been increased to 3 seconds (was 2).
      • C'thun
        • Players now have 5 minutes to escape C'thun's stomach and resume the battle before it resets.
      • Al'ar
        • Al'ar and Ember of Al'ar are no longer immune to fire damage.
      • Reliquary of Souls
        • Spirit Shock now has a 15 second recast time (was 0 seconds).
    • The Heart of Fear
      • Imperial Vizier Zor'lok
        • In the Heroic mode version of this encounter, Zor'lok will no longer sometimes spawn multiple Echoes of Attenuation, and will properly transition to his third platform when receiving sufficient damage to cause him to skip his second platform.
      • Wind Lord Mel'jarak
        • Breaking an Amber Prison will now always inflict the Residue debuff.
    • Mogu'shan Vaults
      • Will of the Emperor
        • Jan-xi and Qin-xi will no longer pause while executing their Devastating Combo attack.
    • Mogu'shan Palace
      • Elegon
        • Fixed an issue that could prevent the floor from returning during phase transitions in this encounter.
    • Temple of the Jade Serpent
      • Fixed an issue that could cause Wise Mari to stop using Hydrolance or Call Water.
    • A Little Patience
      • Fixed an issue that could cause Commander Scargash to become uninteractable.
  • Brawler's Guild
    • Disruptron Mk. 3R-Alpha's attacks will no longer sometimes strike spectators in the Brawl'gar Arena. His attacks will now properly strike opponents standing on the grates in this arena.
    • Dark Summoner's health has been reduced by 10%, and his damage reduced by 35%.
    • Certain short-term buffs, such as Bloodlust, are now cleared when entering the Brawler's Arena. Long term effects, such as Heart of the Wild, will persist.
  • Professions
    • Engineering
      • The Blingtron 4000 Gift Package now has a higher chance to drop valuable items, and a bonus chance to drop an additional sellable item.
    • Tailoring
      • The Imperial Silk Cocoon is no longer Unique.
  • Items
    • The Malevolent Gladiator's Ripper can now be upgraded via Conquest Points.
    • Bottled Tornado may no longer be used in areas where flying isn't permitted.
    • Using Bottled Tornado will now always properly put Rocket Jump and Goblin Glider on cooldown.
    • Blood Death Knights will no longer incorrectly receive Kilrak, Jaws of Terror; Scimitar of the Seven Stars; or Elegion, the Fanged Crescent from Raid Finder encounters.
    • Item Enhancements
      • Enchantments using the Real PPM system will now generate two buffs simultaneously, rather than simply refreshing the duration of an existing effect.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Mounted players can now correctly interact with the portals located at the faction daily quest hubs in the Krasarang Wilds.
    • Classes
      • Chi Torpedo, Halo, and Divine Star will no longer remove Stealth unless damage is actually dealt to the stealthed target.
      • Hunter
        • Disengage now properly removes rooting effects when used in combination with the talent Posthaste.
      • Mage
        • Fixed an issue that made it possible to detonate Frost Bomb twice under rare circumstances.
      • Monk
        • Dampen Harm now correctly only mitigates attacks that deal at least 20% of the Monk's maximum health.
        • Enlightenment is now always granted upon completion of Monk daily quests.
        • Gaining Power Guard will once again light up the alert on the Guard hotkey.
        • Renewing Mists will now always prioritize players over player controlled pets.
      • Paladin
        • Holy Wrath now benefits correctly from Attack Power and Spell Power.
      • Priest
        • Shadow Priest Mastery: Shadowy Recall will continue to activate on targets afflicted with Shadow Word: Pain, Vampiric Touch, and Devouring Plague when they move out of line of sight.
        • Mind Sear damage generated by Shadow Priest Mastery: Shadowy Recall has been increased to match Mind Sear's normal damage.
        • The effects of Inner Focus will now always fade after one heal has been cast.
      • Rogue
        • Poisons will now continue to be applied normally while Shadow Blades is activated.
      • Shaman
        • Unleashed Fury will now benefit only the Shaman who cast it.
      • Warlock
        • Fixed an issue that could cause Threatening Presence to be permanently activated for the Voidwalker and Felguard.
        • The Warlock's 2 piece Sha-Skin Regalia set bonus now properly increases the damage of the Malefic Grasp version of Corruption by 10%.

November 28

  • Quests
    • Quest targets on Bilgewater Beach in Krasarang Wilds will no longer improperly apply PvP flags to attacking players.
    • Agent Malley, the Operation: Shieldwall Quartermaster, now accepts the proper currency for his wares.
    • The quest "Touching Ground" can now be completed correctly.
    • NPCs in Domination Point will no longer ask PvP Guards to assist them in combat.
    • Great Cranes now drop Pristine Jet Crownfeathers more frequently.
    • Fixed an issue that would sometimes prevent players from witnessing their respective faction's landing on the shore of Krasarang Wilds.
  • Pet Battles
    • Mr. Bigglesworth will no longer drop from Kel'Thuzad, as he can now be obtained from the achievement Raiding With Leashes.
  • Dungeons, Raids & Scenarios
    • Fixed an issue that could cause some players to be friendly with the denizens of the Black Temple.
    • The Heart of Fear
      • Garalon will no longer despawn when moved near the outside edges of his platform.
    • Mogu'shan Palace
      • Trial of the King
        • Defeating Kuai the Brute while he is casting shockwave will no longer sometimes prevent players from completing this encounter.
    • A Little Patience
      • It is no longer necessary to slay the Kor'kron Elite preceding Commander Scargash to engage him.
  • PvP
    • Players are once again correctly affected by silencing effects in PvP.
  • Items
    • Scavenged Pandaren Weapons are now correctly Bind on Pickup.
    • The Malevolent Gladiator's Ripper now has the correct amount of PvP Power.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Character specific macros should no longer sometimes be removed from action bars when logging into the game for the first time.
    • Players that have faction changed will now receive the correct Pandaren Campaign commissions for their current faction.
    • Field Merchant Skevin now appears on the Skyfire.
    • Spirits of Harmony can no longer be sold, auctioned or mailed.
    • Fixed an issue that could cause players to become disconnected during the Domination Point event.
    • The Sturdy Crane Crate, Sturdy Tiger Trap, and Sturdy Crab Crate are now consumed once the quests they offer are accepted.
    • Guild tabards will now display correctly on the character selection screen.
    • Classes
      • Rogue
        • Mutilate, Killing Spree, and Fan of Knives once again apply poisons correctly.
      • Shaman
        • The effects of Symbiosis: Prowl will now correctly be removed once the duration of Symbiosis expires.
      • Warrior
        • Safeguard once again properly removes snares and rooting effects.

November 27 (5.1)

  • Items
    • Sky Crystals can no longer function against Alani once Nimbus Shroud has been dispelled.
  • Dungeons, Raids & Scenarios
    • Terrace of Endless Spring
      • Corrupted Protectors now deal less damage in the Raid Finder version of this raid.
      • The Sha of Fear
        • A number of bug fixes and adjustments have been made to the Heroic mode version of this encounter:
          • The Sha of Fear will now transition to the Dread Expanse at 66% health (was 50%), and no longer heals when entering the second phase of the encounter.
          • Dread Spawns can now gain up to 5 stacks of Gathering Speed (was 3).
          • Dread Spawns now spawn at a reduced rate.
          • Dread Spawns will no longer sometimes cast Eternal Darkness on an incorrect target.
          • Dread Spawns will now always cast Sha Spine when a player picks up the Orb of Light; the damage of Sha Spine has been reduced.
          • Dread Spawns are no longer fooled by Feign Death.
      • Tsulong
        • The Raid Finder version of this encounter has been tuned to be more appropriate for its intended difficulty.
        • Tsulong will no longer despawn unexpectedly in the Heroic mode version of this encounter.
      • Lei Shi
        • Lei Shi's Spray Ability now increases frost damage taken by 10% per stack in the Raid Finder version of this encounter (was 12%).
  • Bug Fixes
    • Classes
      • Druid
        • Clearcasting is no longer consumed by damaging spells while Heart of the Wild is active.
      • Monk
        • Renewing Mist can no longer sometimes be cast while mounted.
      • Paladin
        • Fixed an issue that could cause Illuminated Healing to apply absorption shields when no healing was generated.
      • Rogue
        • Anticipation now generates the correct number of combo points when Crimson Tempest is used.
    • Players can now properly earn credit for the Last Man Standing achievement.
    • The Turkey Shooter can no longer be used on mounted players.
    • Fixed an issue that would cause various items to be awarded to players of the incorrect class or specialization in Raid Finder encounters.
    • Fixed an issue that would prevent some items from The Terrace of Endless Spring from being disenchanted.

November 20

See Patch 5.0.5 Hotfixes | 2012-11-07 17:00 by Blizzard Entertainment Daxxarri.

  • Classes
  • Creatures
    • Galleon's abilities now correctly ignore line of sight.
    • Galleon will no longer sometimes spawn too quickly.
    • Milau's Lightning Sweep now correctly obeys range restrictions.
    • Fixed an issue that could cause Alani to despawn after being pulled with a Sky Crystal.
  • Items
    • Perpetual Leftovers no longer shares a cooldown with other food items.
    • The Raid Finder version of Un'sok's Amber Scalpel will now be awarded to the correct classes.
  • Quests
    • Teng Applebloom no longer possesses the secret to cloning technology.
  • Dungeons, Raids & Scenarios
    • Terrace of Endless Spring
      • The Sha of Fear
        • The Chimera of Fear for the legendary quest "Fear Itself" can now be properly looted by multiple players, and can no longer be traded.
        • Players will now always be transported to the correct platform.
      • Protectors of Endless Spring
        • Defeating Protector Kaolan last will now yield the correct items.
      • Tsulong
        • Tsulong can no longer become berserk during his Day phase.
        • Tsulong can no longer benefit from Rallying Cry during his Day phase, and no longer suffers damage from Unholy Frenzy.
    • Heart of Fear
      • Wind Lord Mel'jarak
        • Mel'jarak now deals less area of effect damage in the Raid Finder version of this encounter.
      • Grand Empress Shek'zeer
        • The Raid Finder version of this encounter has been adjusted to be more appropriate for its intended difficulty.
        • The non-boss creatures preceding Shek'zeer now have less health in the Raid Finder version of this raid.
      • Amber-shaper Un'sok
        • Smash and Amber Strike no longer affect players.
        • The Raid Finder version of this encounter has been adjusted to be more appropriate for its intended difficulty.
      • Garalon
        • Pheromone Burst now deals the correct damage in 25-player versions of this encounter.

November 12

  • Creatures
    • Kunzen Rockflingers no longer have a chance to drop Motes of Harmony.
  • Items
    • Fixed an issue with the way that Might of Ursoc could interact with the Druid's Deep Earth Vestments 4 piece set bonus when in a group.
  • Dungeons, Raids & Scenarios
    • Heart of Fear
      • Wind Lord Mel'jarak
        • Fixed an issue that could sometimes prevent Mel'jarak from properly gaining Recklessness.
      • Grand Empress Shek'zeer
        • Players affected by Fixate will no longer incorrectly maintain threat after the effect ends.
        • The range of the Empress's various damage dealing abilities has been increased.
      • Imperial Vizier Zor'lok
        • In the Heroic mode version of this encounter, Zor'lok should never choose the platform of Attenuation when combat begins.
        • Zorlok will now always cast Force and Verve after summoning Noise Cancelling Zones.
        • Fixed an issue that could cause players affected by Convert to be damaged by Zor'lok's abilities.
        • Fixed an issue that could cause Convert to affect more than one healer in 10-player raid groups.
      • Amber-shaper Un'sok
        • Mutated Constructs now deal appropriate damage.
        • Fixed an issue that could cause Inferno Blast to interact with Amber Carapace in a way that dealt extreme damage to secondary targets.
      • Garalon
        • In the Raid Finder version of this encounter, Garalon's Fury ability will now stack 5 times with a 15 second duration, and Pungency now stacks 20 times.
        • In the Raid Finder version of this encounter, Garalon will not enter combat until a player enters one of the visible circles surrounding his body or legs, or performs a hostile action.
        • Pets now correctly gain Weak Points when attacking Garalon's legs.
        • Several abilities that deal additional damage to a secondary target no longer improperly include bonus damage provided by Weak Point when determining the damage dealt to secondary targets.
    • Mogu'shan Vaults
      • The Stone Guard
        • Using Alter Time will no longer prevent Mages from losing stacks of Energized Tiles in this encounter.
      • Elegon
        • Pets will now correctly attack Elegon from behind.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Highly Explosive Yaungol Oil no longer deals damage to hostile players.
    • Fixed a phasing issue that could occur during the quest "Battle Axe of the the Thunder King".
    • Fixed an issue with the way that Glyph of Jab could interact with various weapons.

November 6

  • Classes
    • Monk
      • The base healing of [Chi Torpedo] has been increased, but it now scales less efficiently with attack power.
      • Brewmaster
        • [Keg Smash] now deals progressively less damage when it strikes more than 5 targets.
    • Priest
      • [Rapture] now returns mana equal to 200% of the Priest's total Spirit (was 150%).
      • The shield generated by [Divine Aegis] now absorbs 50% of the amount healed (was 30%).
  • Creatures
  • Items
  • Dungeons & Raids
    • Heart of Fear
      • The Raid Finder version of Garalon is now tuned more appropriately for Raid Finder groups. His health has been significantly reduced, and Furious Swipe now deals significantly less damage.
      • Wind Lord Mel'jarak's health has been reduced slightly in the 10 player normal mode version of this encounter.
      • The Sha of Fear's Ominous Cackle will no longer sometimes send players to the same platform twice in a row.
      • Grand Empress Shek'zeer
        • Visions of Demise now inflicts damage immediately once cast.
        • The Empress will no longer become confused about what phase of the battle she's in.
      • Imperial Vizier Zor'lok
        • Imperial Vizier Zor'lok will no longer summon the Echo of Force and Verve in his final phase in the Heroic mode version of this encounter.
        • Zor'lok's Echoes will pause briefly before beginning to cast Song of the Empress.
        • Zor'lok's berserk timer has been increased slightly.
        • Zor'lok can no longer be attacked until all the foes in the Oratorium are slain.
        • Zealous Bugs will no longer spawn in the Raid Finder version of this encounter.
      • Amber-Shaper Un'sok
        • Volatile Amber pools will now properly eject more bolts of Volatile Amber in the 25 player versions of this encounter.
        • The health of Amber-Shaper Un'sok, Living Amber, and Amber Monstrosities has been increased in Heroic mode.
        • The Amber Explosion cast by transformed players now does the correct amount of damage when striking more than 10 targets.
    • Mogu'shan Vaults
      • Elegon's Total Annihilation will no longer penetrate immunity effects in the normal mode version of this encounter.
  • Bug Fixes

October

See Patch 5.0.5 Hotfixes | 2012-09-13 04:00 by Blizzard Entertainment Kaivax.

October 26 - Nov 1

  • General
  • Classes
    • Hunter
      • [Stampede] Pets summoned into the Arena, Rated Battlegrounds, and Wargames will now do the correct amount of damage.
    • Monk
    • Shaman
      • Shaman Searing Totems will no longer break on Heroic Elegon due to the line of sight restrictions while the energy vortex is active.
  • Quests
    • The quest "N [90 Daily] In Battle's Shadow" now only requires the appropriate faction to take and no longer requires a quest prerequisite.
  • Dungeons & Raids
    • Updated the Dungeon Finder matchmaking system to properly identify Monk classes and their available roles.
    • Heart of Fear
      • Garalon now mends his injured legs more frequently in Normal mode.
      • Garalon will now take longer before he casts Massive Crush.
      • Players will now be able to zone back to Ta'yak's room once he’s been killed.
    • Mogu'shan Vaults
      • Jasper Chains now casts less frequently in both Normal and Heroic 10-player difficulty.
      • A few indirect spells will no longer trigger the Spirit Kings’ shields on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Items
    • One-hand melee weapons will now show the correct Conquest cost.
    • The Dreadful Gladiator's Emblem now displays the proper stats: +809 Spirit, +293 PvP Power, +293 PvP Resilience, +40,673 health for 15s on use
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue with the N [90] Battle Spear of the Thunder King in which the quest could not be properly completed due to the spear object not being visible to the player.
    • Fixed an issue in which classes were sometimes receiving select inappropriate loot items.
    • Fixed an issue in which players would sometimes be disconnected from the game when knocked off of an elevator.
    • Fixed an issue in which Ashweb Weavers for the Golden Lotus dailies would sometimes evade.
    • Fixed an issue in which Captain Doren would evade during the quest, “H [86] The Darkness Within” if the player died while he was transforming into his Sha form.
    • The Ancient Guo-Lai Cache will now properly despawn after being closed.

October 25

October 19

October 16

October 12

October 8

October 4

  • General
    • The Sha of Anger now respawns more frequently, but less predictably.
    • Galleon can no longer be taunted, and both he and his companions are now more dangerous.
    • The cost to learn [Battle Pet Training] has been reduced from 100 gold to 10 gold.
  • Classes
  • Creatures
    • The Sha of Anger will no longer rudely interrupt the meals of those who are not engaged in combat with him.
    • The Sha of Anger will now correctly respawn after a wipe.
    • Players that are not eligible for loot from the Sha of Anger will no longer be able to use an [Elder Charm of Good Fortune] for an extra loot roll.
    • Dagou, objective of "N [90] The Guo-Lai Halls", is no longer tameable.
    • Blackmane Pillagers now award significantly less experience.
    • Sra'thik Warcallers, Sra'thik Swiftclaws, and Sra'thik Kunchongs now drop loot commensurate with their difficulty, given the assistance of Niuzao.
    • Birds of Pandaria are now hormone free. These healthier, slimmer birds will now drop  [Wildfowl Breast] somewhat less frequently.
    • Honor quartermasters have been working out; they now have the correct amount of health and deal increased damage.
    • Peacekeepers of both factions in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms now have increased health.
  • Items
    • The mana gained from the two piece set bonuses provided by Tier 12 healing sets has been reduced.
    • The  [Coin of Luck] now grants 537 Critical Strike instead of haste.
    • Brann Bronzebeard is no longer interested in buying Crates of Archaeology Fragments.
    • Using the Phase Fingers tinker on gloves will now increase the player's dodge rating by 2,880 for 10 seconds. The tinker can only be activated once per minute.
    • The Hunter glyph, [Glyph of Black Ice] will no longer appear in auction house searches for Monk glyphs.
    • The lore book, "The Wandering Widow" should now be visible regardless of player phase.
    • Players can no longer sell the  [Warbot Ignition Key] to vendors after retrieving it from the mailbox or purchasing it from Jepetto Joybuzz.
  • Pet Battles
  • Quests
  • Dungeons & Raids
    • Bonus loot rolls on The Stone Guard in Mogu'shan Vaults now yield appropriate loot.
    • Players that have defeated The Stone Guard will receive [Valor Points] appropriately in all difficulties.
    • Players are now able to obtain the guild achievement for completing Mogu'Shan Vaults.
    • Enemies will no longer respawn incorrectly in Mogu'Shan Vaults.
    • Slaying Elegon while he is beginning to Enrage will no longer sometimes prevent his chest from spawning.
    • After sensitivity training, Master Snowdrift now respects personal boundaries, and will no longer sometimes give awkwardly long hugs.
    • The creatures in Shado-Pan Monastery found between the Sha of Violence and Corrupted Taran Zhu are now less difficult.
    • The Shado-Pan Trainees will now attack during "The Battle Ring".
    • General Pa'valak's Blade Rush will no longer target pets in the Siege of Niuzao Temple.
    • Enemies in the Scarlet Monastery will no longer ignore line of sight when using ranged abilities against players.
    • Fixed an issue with Rom'ogg Bonecrusher's Chains of Woe.
  • PvP
    • Battlegrounds
  • Bug Fixes

October 1

September

See Patch 5.0.5 Hotfixes | 2012-09-13 04:00 by Blizzard Entertainment Kaivax.

September 28

  • Classes
    • Vengeance now ignores overkill damage.
    • [Arcane Torrent] now returns 2% of base mana (was previously an unintended 6%).
    • Priest
      • [Void Shift] can no longer be cast on Dominate Mind targets.
      • The priest Season 12 four-piece healer set bonus can now only be consumed by the priest that applied it.
      • The priest Season 12 two-piece healer set bonus should now grant Diamond Soul buff to other players when [Power Word: Shield] is cast on them.
    • Rogue
      • [Blind] should always land as intended. Other players should not be able to dodge, block, or parry Blind.
      • A priest's [Psyfiend]'s Psychic Terror should no longer affect targets under a Rogue's [Smoke Bomb].
    • Warrior
      • [Second Wind] no longer interrupts a Warrior who is eating or sitting down.
  • Creatures
  • Items
  • Pet Battles
    • Turn inputs should no longer sometimes be inadvertently skipped, causing only one pet to take action that turn.
    • Conceding in a random PVP Pet Battle should now count as a loss.
    • State-dependent abilities should now properly require that the state be present to gain their bonus effects.
    • Strong and Pristine Traps should now properly be awarded when the corresponding achievement is obtained.
    • The Achievement " [Win Streak]" should now function as expected, and be awarded to players who win 25 consecutive Pet Battles.
  • Quests
  • Bug Fixes
    • Loving a Shore Crab in Azshara ... as you do ... now properly counts towards the Achievement " [To All The Squirrels I've Loved Before]".
    • The Luck of the Lotus buff should provide a chance to find  [Plundered Treasure] as intended.
    • Crossing a zone boundary while traveling by boat or zeppelin on a multi-passenger mount should no longer result in players being removed from the transport, but may still dismount the passengers from the multi-passenger mount.
    • Players can no longer access different Pandaria daily quests by visiting other realms.
    • Players visiting other realms via RealID or Battletag groups will no longer receive loot from the Salyis's Warband encounter.

September 25

  • Battlegrounds
    • Alterac Valley
      • Boss NPCs in the level 85-89 bracket are now level 90, and their guards are now level 89.
    • Isle of Conquest
      • Boss NPCs in the level 85-89 bracket are now level 90, and their guards are now level 89.
      • Boss NPCs in the level 90 bracket are new level 91, and their guards are now level 90.
  • Classes
    • Druid
      • Thrash periodic damage has been increased by 60%.
    • Monk
      • [Keg Smash] damage has been increased by 50%.
      • [Keg Smash] can now hit every target in range (was previously a maximum of three).
    • Warrior
  • Dungeons and Raids
  • Pet Battles
    • Battle pet quests are no longer flagged for Mists of Pandaria only, and can be accepted by players who have not yet upgraded.
    • [Slicing Wind] can now hit multiple times on pets, regardless of their family type.
    • Crimson Moth and Wharf Rat should appear as expected in the Pet Journal.
  • Quests
  • Bug Fixes
    • Players should not receive duplicate messages in chat channels.
    • Crossing a zone boundary on a multi-passenger mount should no longer dismount passengers.

September 20

  • General
    • Cross-realm zones no longer bring together players who are more than 3 timezones apart.
    • When Tol Barad and Wintergrasp battles commence, cross-realm zoning should now cease for the duration, and resume after the end of the battle.
    • Cross-realm zones no longer behave erratically when a party changes leader.
    • The organizers of Azeroth's fishing tournaments have temporarily shut down their weekly affairs. Fishing tournaments will return soon.
  • Classes
  • Items
  • Quests
  • Bug Fixes
    • Tanks in Theramore's Fall are no longer skinnable for leatherworkers. They can still be dismantled by engineers.

September 18

  • General
    • The health of all enemies in Theramore's Fall has been doubled.
    • Theramore Footmen have stopped using Shield Bash.
  • Battlegrounds
    • Alterac Valley
      • The number of reinforcements in Alterac Valley has been reduced to 500 (down from 600).
  • Classes
    • Death Knight
    • Druid
    • Mage
    • Priest
      • Angelic Feathers can now be used by all party members when the priest under the influence of crowd control spells, and no longer require line-of-sight to the priest to work
      • [Penance]'s base damage has been reduced so that it now deals significantly less damage at lower player levels, and slightly less damage at level-85.
      • [Shadow Word: Insanity] should now deal 2667 to 2815 damage plus 290% of spellpower at level-85 (up from 2235 to 2359 plus 243% of spellpower).
      • [Mindbender] damage has been increased by 20%. It now does 80% as much damage per hit as [Shadowfiend] (up from 66.7%).
    • Rogue
    • Shaman
    • Warlock
  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Tempest Keep
      • Solarian's Solarium Priests should again be hitting for expected amounts of damage.
  • Items
  • Quests
  • Bug Fixes
    • Players should no longer retain glyph effects obtained in arenas after exiting the arena.
    • Players who resurrect at their corpse after being offered a resurrection by another player should no longer receive resurrection sickness.
    • Worgen characters who are advanced via a Scroll of Resurrection before completing their introductory quest chain and should no longer be stuck in a phased state.

September 14 (Patch 5.0.5a)

  • General
    • Talents can no longer be removed if they are currently on cooldown.
  • Classes
  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Scholomance
      • Jandice Barov's Gravity Flux and Whirl of Illusion should now interact with players' immunity abilities as expected.
  • Items
    • The level requirement for use of a number of elixirs has been fixed.
  • Quests
  • Bug Fixes
    • Level 10 characters logging into patch 5.0.5 for the first time will now learn Control Pet and Control Demon properly.
    • Death Knights advanced via a scroll of resurrection should now receive all level appropriate abilities including [Death Gate] and the two unique mounts: the Deathcharger and the Winged Steed.
    • In the Gilneas starting area, Lady Sylvanas' health has been returned to normal.

September 12 (Patch 5.0.5)

  • General
    • The Ethereal Soul-Trader pet is now immune to player abilities.
    • We've made numerous fixes to the behavior of various systems in Cross-Realm Zones.
  • Classes
    • Druid
      • [Dash] again provides the intended speed bonus when reactivated after shifting out of and back into Cat Form.
      • Feral stealth ( [Feral Instinct]) has been made more effective.
    • Hunter
      • [Camouflage] should no longer be cancelled on the hunter when an effect causes it to be cancelled on the hunter's pet. Cancelling a hunter's Camouflage should always cancel it on the pet.
      • It should no longer be possible to spell reflect [Narrow Escape].
    • Mage
      • [Combustion] should no longer ignore target damage multipliers when calculating the damage of the [Pyroblast] DoT on the target.
    • Paladin
      • [Divine Purpose] should only have one chance to activate once per finisher (which must land on at least one target).
    • Priest
      • [Lightwell] charges are no longer consumed and wasted if a player rapidly clicks on the Lightwell.
    • Rogue
  • Dungeons and Raids

April

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April 17

  • Classes
    • Warlock
      • Destruction
        • [Bane of Havoc] no longer persists when the warlock changes to a spec that does not include the talent.
  • Items
  • UI
    • Inactive guild leader replacement now requires 90 days of absence, up from 30 days. Ascent to the rank of guild leader is now only available to guild members at Rank 2, 3, or 4.

March

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March 26

March 7

  • General
    • Scroll of Resurrection has been updated with additional rewards, including two new flying mounts for you and free upgrades to Cataclysm, boost to level 80, and free faction and race transfers for your returning friends. Visit our Scroll of Resurrection start page to learn more and get started.
  • Items
    • Fury of the Destroyer now works as it says in the tooltip and immediately grants 5 combo points when it triggers and 5 combo points every time a finishing move is used for the entire 6 second duration of Fury of the Destroyer.


February

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February 23

February 7

February 2 (Patch 4.3.2)

  • General
  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Dragon Soul
      • Lord Afrasastrasz no longer offers the option to disable the Power of the Aspects buff in Raid Finder mode.
    • The Spine of Deathwing
      • Corrupted Bloods should no longer maintain threat after reconstituting themselves from residue.
  • Events
  • Quests and Creatures
    • Players who inadvertently disconnect during N [83] Tailgunner! should now find themselves able to complete the quest.
    • Baby Crocolisks have been given tiny teething rings, and Tiny Teeth! should no longer transfer to other players.
    • Players should no longer encounter any invisible Young Crocolisks during the quest N [83] The Pit of Scales.
  • Items
    •  [Cunning of the Cruel] will now trigger its Shadowbolt Volley approximately three times as often, but will deal approximately one third as much damage. This results in the tooltip for the item being incorrect, but should moderate its burst damage in PvP.


January

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January 9 (Patch 4.3.0a)

  • General
    • Killing a boss in a guild group while using the random Heroic Dungeon Finder should now award guild reputation and experience.
    • Mobs that have been damaged by Shadowy Apparitions should again provide experience when defeated.
    •  [Darkmoon Tonk] and  [Darkmoon Zeppelin] should no longer become a  [Horde Balloon] after performing a faction change from Alliance to Horde.
  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Hour of Twilight
      • Archbishop Benedictus
        • Thrall and Archbishop Benedictus should no longer fail to complete their roleplay introduction (preventing players from completing the instance).
    • Well of Eternity
      • Mannoroth
        • Starting the Mannoroth encounter should no longer remove Stealth effects.
    • Dragon Soul
      • Twilight Elite Dreadblades and Twilight Elite Slayers should now refrain from doing melee attacks while mounted, and always engage and melee players after landing on the gunship deck.
      • Ultraxion
        • All Fading Light debuffs and Aspect crystal buffs on players should now be cleared when the encounter ends.
      • The Madness of Deathwing
        • The Corrupted Parasite debuff is removed from a character who leaves the zone.
  • Events
  • Items
  • Quests and Creatures
    • Pelturas Whitemoon should no longer becomes unresponsive after a player completes the quest "A [23] All's Well".


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