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Archive of Hotfixes from 2014

December

See: 6.0.3 Hotfixes | 2014-12-03 03:00 by Blizzard Entertainment Rygarius

December 19

  • Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
    • Garrison Buildings
      • Gladiator's Sanctum: Resolved a situation that could cause players to be unable to receive new Nemesis quests.
  • Quests
    • Frostfire Ridge
      • H [91] The Cure: Frostwolf Gladiators can no longer be killed by Alliance players.
  • UI
    • Guild Bank Money Logs should now be able to correctly display records of transactions greater than 215,000 gold.

December 18

  • Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
    • Outposts
      • [Requires a realm restart.] Completing a quest for a newly swapped Outpost building should no longer cause it to incorrectly revert back to a pre-swapped state.
  • Classes
    • Hunter
    • Priest
      • Talents
        • [Clarity of Will]'s (Discipline) protective ward on a critical effect should now be correctly reduced by Battle Fatigue in PvP combat.
      • Glyphs
        •  [Glyph of the Inquisitor] should now correctly be dealing self-damage against the Priest (with a chance to break crowd control effects) in PvP combat against enemy players with glyphed crowd control abilities that removes damage over time effects on the target.
    • Rogue
      • Assassination
        • [Envenom] should no longer incorrectly consume all of the Rogue's combo points if the ability misses or was dodged.
      • Subtlety
        • [Hemorrhage]'s periodic effect should now be able to critically strike.
  • Quests
  • Creatures and NPCs
  • Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
  • PvP
    • Ashran
      • Fangraal and Kronus now costs 3000 Artifact Fragments to summon (up from 1000).
  • Items
    • Primal Spirits should now be dropping more frequently while harvesting mineral and herb nodes outside of the Garrison, from Skinning, and in a satchel obtained by completing the daily Fishing quest from the Garrison Fishing Shack.
    • Potions purchased from the Brawler's Guild are now bind on pickup.
    •  [Guide: Sharpshooting] should now correctly have a chance to drop for Hunters from rare Draenor NPCs and creatures.
    •  [Kowalski's Music Box] should now correctly apply its soothing effect to targets that are not in combat.
    •  [World Shrinker]'s effect is now removed when mounting up.
  • UI
    • Premade Groups should no longer display a Scenarios category for characters that are above level 90.

December 17

  • Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
    • Garrison Buildings
      • Frostwall Mines: Mine Guards should now scale with the player's character level.
      • Frostwall Mines Level 3: Mine Guards now have significantly more health and damage.
  • Classes
    • Mage
      • Talents
        • [Prismatic Crystal] used in PvP combat, now transfers only 75% of total damage on Critical Hits, and only 50% of total damage on Multistrikes. There's no change to the ability in PvE combat.
    • Warlock
      • Destruction
        • [Hotfix currently in-testing] [Havoc] now has a base cooldown of 20 seconds (down from 25 seconds).
  • Creatures and NPCs
  • Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
    •  [Satchel of Savage Mysteries] now has a guaranteed chance to award a piece of Heroic Dungeon loot (item level 630 rare) appropriate for the character's loot specialization.
      • Developer Commentary: We're aware of excessive queue times for Heroic Dungeons. To help players have a better experience in Dungeon Finder, we're expanding the rewards for Satchel of Savage Mysteries to award Heroic Dungeon loot in addition to the guaranteed Augment Rune, and a chance to contain a mount, Follower enhancement token, Battle Pet, or Battle-Stone. The satchel will remain Bind on Account and we'll continue to monitor Dungeon Finder queues and iterate as needed to ensure a great experience for everyone.
    • Raids
      • Highmaul
        • The Butcher now has a chance to drop a Green Winter Hat.
        • Brackenspore: Elements of the fight, such as hostile fungus and beneficial mushrooms should now be visible from further away during the encounter on Mythic difficulty.
        • Twin Ogron: Resolved a situation where pulling Twin Ogron and having them despawn could cause the Imperator Mar'gok encounter to not work correctly on Mythic difficulty.

December 16

  • Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
    • Garrison Buildings
      • A hotfix in testing from December 11 for the Inn has been implemented. The achievement, [Stay Awhile and Listen] now only requires the character to complete 10 of the 20 Inn quests (down from all 20).
  • Creatures and NPCs
    • Shadowmoon Valley
      • Yggdrel now deals less damage with the Entangling Vine ability.
  • Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
    • [Hotfix currently in-testing] Messages for obtaining an Augment Rune are no longer broadcasting to the party or raid group.
    • Raids
      • Highmaul
        • Tectus' health has been reduced by about 15% when the raid is scaled to 10 players on Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties. As the raid scales up to a maximum of 30 players, Tectus' health for 30 players remains roughly unchanged from before this hotfix.
  • Professions
    • Enchanting
      • [Hotfix currently in-testing] Mark of Blackrock can no longer trigger its effect for the first 40 seconds after equipping the weapon.
  • UI
    • Resolved an issue where having a player join the Dungeon Finder or Raid Finder group just as another player was leaving could cause the button to queue up for additional players to remain greyed out for the rest of the group.
    • Resolved an issue where the Darkmoon Faire was not showing up in the in-game calendar past December 2014.

December 15

  • Class Tuning Changes
    • Please note, the following class tuning changes are still undergoing testing and will be implemented as soon as possible.
    • Hunter
      • Beast Mastery
        • [Improved Focus Fire] now grants a 5% increase (up from 2%) to attack power for every stack of Frenzy that had been consumed.
      • Survival
    • Monk
    • Rogue
      • Assassination
      • Combat
        • [Blade Flurry] now also strikes up to 4 additional nearby opponents for 35% of normal damage (up from 30%).
      • Subtlety
  • Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
    • [Hotfix still undergoing testing] Map Icon for the Garrison should now appear correctly for characters that had undergone a faction change.
    • [Hotfix still undergoing testing] Alliance Tier 3 Garrison: Dungeoneer's Training Dummy for healing and damage have swapped places so melee classes are less likely to trigger the tanking dummy by accident.
    • Garrison Buildings
      • [Hotfix still undergoing testing] Barn: Captured beasts can now stack to 20 (up from not being stackable).
      • Dwarven Bunker/War Mill: Armor transmogrification items obtained from the Dwarven Bunker/War Mill are now truly account-bound and can be sent to other characters on the same Battle.net account.
      • Gladiator's Sanctum: Corrected an issue that allowed a losing player to claim loot from victor's chest when multiple players died near-simultaneously.
      • Stables: Corrected an issue where players could complete [The Stable Master] achievement without owning a Level 3 Stable.
  • Classes
    • Druid
    • Hunter
    • Mage
      • Talents
        • [Greater Invisibility] should now correctly be counting as dispelling two damage over time effects instead of canceling them.
      • Armor Sets
        • PvP 2-piece set bonus for Mages should now be correctly consuming stacks of the buff while casting [Frostfire Bolt].
    • Paladin
      • Talents
        • [Hand of Purity] should no longer incorrectly affect damage over time abilities that are immune from this damage reduction effect.
        • [Selfless Healer] should now be correctly dispelled instead of having only 1 stack dispelled at a time.
      • Armor Sets
        • PvP 2-piece set bonus for Retribution Paladins, Righteous Determination should now be dispellable.
  • Quests
    • Frostfire Ridge
      • B [100 Daily] Assault on Magnarok: Increased the spawn rates for creatures and NPCs for the quest.
      • [Hotfix still undergoing testing] Flames of the Earth: Players are now able to free Magma Elementals without tap credit and completion credit for the quest is now shared amongst all characters in the party.
    • Nagrand
      • [Hotfix still undergoing testing] B [100] Removing the Reinforcements: Resolved an issue where the quest could not be completed if the character had already completed And Justice for Thrall.
      • A [98] THAELIN!: Resolved an issue where players may be able to complete the quest if they had already completed B [100] And Justice for Thrall.
  • World Environment
    • [Hotfix still undergoing testing] Resolved an issue that could cause The August Celestials daily quests to not match up in a cross-realm zone.
  • Creatures and NPCs
    • A large number of rare creatures and NPCs on Draenor can now be tapped by players on both factions.
    • Gorgrond
      • [Hotfix still undergoing testing] Poundfist now has 40% more health and increased the upper limit on the number of players his health can scale to.
    • Spires of Arak
  • Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
    • Raids
      • Highmaul
        • [Hotfix still undergoing testing] Raid Finder difficulty Highmaul should now be creating raid groups comprised of 2 tanks, 5 healers, and 18 damage dealers (instead of forming raid groups with 6 healers).
        • Kargath Bladefist: Players should no longer be getting trapped in the tiger pit after defeating Kargath Bladefist.
        • [Hotfix still undergoing testing] Brackenspore: Creeping Moss' healing dealt to fungal spawn will now show up in the Combat Log.
        • Brackenspore: Burning Infusion now increases damage and healing dealt by 13% per stack (up from 10% per stack) and decays more slowly at a rate of 1 stack every 4 seconds (up from 1 stack every 2 seconds).
        • Ko'ragh: DPS caster trinkets should now correctly have a chance to trigger its effects on attacks that have been completely absorbed by Ko'ragh's Nullification Barrier.
        • Imperator Mar'gok's Mark of Chaos abilities should now be correctly applied to all characters regardless of range.
  • PvP
    • Ashran
      • PvP vendors in Stormshield and Warspear now have  [Pre-Mixed Pot of Noodles] for sale to Pandaren characters.
      • Conquest Primal Gladiator trinkets have had their values adjusted proportionally to the Honor Primal Combatant trinkets.
      • Players are now removed from a Dungeon Finder or Raid Finder group upon accepting the queue to enter Ashran.
      • Addressed an additional issue that could cause faction Captains to stop spawning.
      • Events in Ashran should now occurring more frequently.
      • [Hotfix still undergoing testing] A Few Artifact Fragments should no longer be awarding more reputation than intended.

December 11

  • Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
    • Garrison Buildings
      • [Still in testing.] Inn: Inn quests can now be completed on the spot without returning back to the Garrison.
      • [Still in testing.] Inn: The achievement, Stay Awhile and Listen now only requires the character to complete 10 of the 20 Inn quests (down from all 20).
    • Outposts
      • Note: The following changes to Outposts will take effect with next week's scheduled maintenance.
      • Reduced the cost for changing Garrison Outpost buildings in Nagrand to 500 gold.
      • Reduced the cost for changing Garrison Outpost buildings in Gorgrond, Talador, and Spires of Arak to 5,000 gold.
      • Changing Garrison Outpost buildings should now grant access to the building-specific questline for that zone, including building-specific follower(s).
      • Additional information on changes to Outposts can be found in the forum thread titled: Upcoming Garrison Outpost Hotfixes.
    • Garrison Missions
      • It is now possible to continue to receive Level 95-99 missions even when all Followers are level 100.
  • Classes
    • Death Knight
      • Armor Sets
        • PvP 4-piece set bonus for Blood Death Knights should no longer be incorrectly applied to other pets or guardians.
    • Druid
      • Balance
        • [Starfall] now deals 33% less damage in PvP combat.
      • Armor Sets
        • [Still in testing.] Tier-16 set bonuses no longer work for level 100 Feral Druids.
        • PvP 2-piece set bonus for Balance Druids can now only trigger once every 15 seconds.
        • PvP 4-piece set bonus for Guardian Druids should no longer be incorrectly applied to other pets or guardians.
    • Monk
      • Armor Sets
        • PvP 2-piece set bonus for Brewmaster and Windwalker Monks should now correctly reduce the Energy cost of Jab.
        • PvP 2-piece set bonus for Mistweaver Monks should no longer incorrectly apply its effect to both the casting Monk and target at the same time.
        • PvP 4-piece set bonus for Brewmaster Monks should no longer be incorrectly applied to other pets or guardians.
    • Paladin
      • Armor Sets
        • [Still in testing.] Tier-16 set bonuses no longer work for level 100 Holy Paladins.
        • PvP 2-piece set bonus for Retribution Paladins now reduces the duration of all incoming crowd control effects by 25% (down from 50%).
        • PvP 4-piece set bonus for Protection Paladins should no longer be incorrectly applied to other pets or guardians.
    • Priest
      • General
        • [Silence] (Discipline) now prevents the target from casting spells for 2 seconds (down from 5 seconds). There is no change to the ability for Shadow Priests.
      • Armor Sets
        • [Still in testing.] Tier-16 set bonuses no longer work for level 100 Holy Priests.
    • Rogue
      • Talents
        • Resolved an issue where Death from Above could sometimes incorrectly be granting multiple combo points in conjunction with Ruthlessness.
    • Shaman
      • General
      • Armor Sets
        • PvP 2-piece set bonus for Enhancement Shaman now reduces the duration of all incoming crowd control effects by 25% (down from 50%).
    • Warlock
      • Affliction
        • Nightfall should no longer fail to trigger if the most recent target of Corruption dies.
      • Destruction
        • [Still in testing.] [Chaos Bolt] now deals 33% more damage in PvP combat.
    • Warrior
      • Protection
      • Armor Sets
        • PvP 4-piece set bonus now generates 3 Rage for every 1% health lost (up from 1 Rage per 1%).
  • Quests
  • Creatures and NPCs
  • Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
    • Raids
      • Highmaul
        • Brackenspore: Elements of the encounter should now still be visible from further away.
        • Twin Ogron: Pol's Arcane Ogron forms should now correctly use Arcane Charge based on the direction they're facing.
        • Imperator Mar'gok: Gorian Reavers now use their abilities more consistently, using Crush Armor every 6 seconds (instead of 5-8 seconds), and Kick to the Face every 20 seconds (instead of 15-30 seconds).
        • [Still in testing.] Imperator Mar'gok: Gorian Reavers now deal 15% less damage on all difficulty modes.
    • Dungeons
  • PvP
    • Ashran
      • Fangraal and Kronus no longer scales their health based the number of players they're fighting. Each faction guardian's health now scales based on the number of enemy players active at the time when they're summoned.

December 10

  • Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
    • Resolved a situation that could cause ore and mining carts in a player's Garrison to despawn.
    • Resolved an issue where players may sometimes not correctly accrue rested experience when entering their Garrisons.
    • Garrison Invasions
      • Players defeating the final boss that pushes their invasion score to over 1000 should now correctly be able to receive credit for obtaining a gold rating.
  • Classes
    • Druid
      • Balance
        • [Shooting Stars] should no longer fail to trigger if the most recent target of Moonfire or Sunfire dies.
    • Hunter
      • General
        • Resolved a number of additional situations that could cause Kill Shot (Beast Mastery, Marksmanship) to not correctly reset its cooldown.
    • Monk
      • General
        • [Transcendence]: Transfer should now continue to correctly reference new transfer locations after multiple uses.
    • Priest
      • Talents
        • [Insanity]'s (Shadow) snare should now be correctly affected by abilities that remove or reduces the duration of snare effects.
    • Rogue
      • Subtlety
        • [Honor Among Thieves] should no longer cause Rogues with the Anticipation talent to stand up after receiving a Critical heal.
  • Creatures and NPCs
    • Citizens of Dalaran! Raise your eyes to the skies and observe! Rhonin, Leader of the Kirin Tor, should now be reciting their spoken lines to characters within a much smaller radius in the streets of the city of Dalaran. Note that his text... his text are still worth reading and continue to still be visible to those within the city.
    • Rare creatures and NPCs are now immune to the Enslave Demon and Control Undead effect.
    • Goren Protector, Orc Ancestor, Ancient Ogre, and Ghostly Arakkoa should now correctly scale to level 100.
    • World Bosses
    • Talador
    • Spires of Arak
      • Solar Magnifier should no longer become untargetable if they are leashed while using the Excavation ability.
    • Nagrand
      • Gordawg no longer uses Tectonic Slam.
  • Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
    • Raids
      • Credit for defeating bosses on Raid Finder difficulty should no longer incorrectly have a daily reset instead of a weekly one.
      • Highmaul
        • Tectus: Motes of Tectus should now be properly tracked in the boss frames as intended.
        • Twin Ogron: Phemos' thrown weapons now persist for 16 seconds after Quake has finished casting.
        • Ko'ragh should no longer benefit from Critical Strike auras from players that are under the effects of Dominating Power.
        • Ko'ragh: Resolved an issue where players may be unable to use execute abilities against Ko'ragh when his health is low.
    • Dungeons
  • PvP
    • Ashran
      • Bonus objectives in Ashran now have a daily reset timer.
      • Fortune Favors the Bold no longer provides a bonus to Honor Point gains.
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
    • Healers leaving an Arena match should no longer sometimes cause Dampening to reset.
    • Resolved an additional number of situations where players could incorrectly obtain items that require Vol'jin's Spear or Wrynn's Vanguard to equip from a Rated Battleground or The Coliseum.
  • Items
    • Healing effects from healing potions should no longer incorrectly be able to critically heal or Multistrike.
    • Raid buffs to Mastery no longer counts for food that provides a well fed buff to the highest secondary stat.
    •  [Personal Hologram]'s temporary hologram of yourself should now be easier to see.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Resolved an issue where dispelling Prayer of Mending was incorrectly only removing a single charge instead of the entire effect.

December 9

  • Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
    • Garrison Buildings
      • Barn: Increased the drop rates for Savage Blood from work orders.
      • Dwarven Bunker / War Mill: Work orders now award more Iron Horde Scraps and increased the drop rates for Follower Enhancements.
      • Gladiator's Sanctum: Characters can now accumulate up to a maximum of 5000 Broken Bones at a time.
      • Salvage Yard: Salvage recovered from a Garrison Mission should now always contain an item.
      • Trading Post: The Savage Friends achievement now only requires the character to become Exalted with 1 Draenor reputation (down from 3).
      • Trading Post (Alliance): The Sha'tari Defense quartermaster now correctly offers the Sky Fry Battle Pet for sale at Revered reputation.
  • Classes
    • Druid
      • General
        • Resolved an issue where Druids may sometimes lose Flight Form (and fall) when logging in or exiting from a Battleground or Arena match.
    • Hunter
      • General
        • [Kill Shot] should now correctly reset its cooldown when it fails to kill the target due to Cauterize (Mage) or Guardian Spirit (Priest).
    • Mage
      • Armor Sets
        • Mage Tier-16's 4-piece set bonus is no longer guaranteed to trigger for characters above level 90.
    • Warlock
      • General
        • Dark Soul's cooldown should now work correctly when used in conjunction with the talent Archimonde's Darkness and Glyph of Dark Soul.
  • Quests
    • Spires of Arak
      • B [96] Orders, Commander?: Resolved an issue where characters that have performed a faction change may be unable to complete the quest.
  • Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
    • Raids
      • Highmaul
        • Iron Flame Technicians should no longer be incorrectly dropping Normal difficulty loot on Raid Finder difficulty.
        • The Butcher's Heavy Handed attack should now be correctly counted as an attack for abilities that require an attack to trigger its effects.
        • The Butcher should no longer become unresponsive if a Rogue in stealth gets too close.
        • Brackenspore: Unit frames for Living Mushrooms and Rejuvenating Mushrooms should now display properly.
        • Imperator Mar'gok: Arcane Aberrations that have been Banished should now continue to use Collapsing Entity.
        • Imperator Mar'gok: Added a portal transporting players back to The Coliseum from Throne of the Imperator after Imperator Mar'gok has been defeated.
    • Dungeons
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
    • The level 90 bracket has been merged into the level 91-99 bracket.
    • Priests should no longer be able to continue to hold onto the flag while in Spirit of Redemption form.
    • Rated Battleground flag carriers in a tanking specialization should no longer be taking more damage than flag carriers in a non-tanking specialization. Previously, flag carrying tanks took 50% more damage and that stacked with an additional 25% damage received while in RBGs (additional 75% damage received total). This change removes the 50% additional damage taken while carrying a flag in an RBG.
  • Professions

December 8

  • Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
    • Ashran has been re-enabled as a potential daily strategic assault choice. This reverts a change from November 21.
    • Garrison Buildings
      • [Requires a realm restart.] Work orders for the following Horde buildings (Mine, Herb Garden, Goblin Workshop, War Mill, and Trading Post) and Alliance buildings (Dwarven Bunker, Gnomish Gearworks, Trading Post) should now correctly contribute credit towards the achievements for Working Some Orders and Working More Orders.
      • Gem Boutique: Followers assigned to the building should now always offer a daily quest.
      • Gladiator's Sanctum: Highmaul Coliseum gladiator tournament should no longer incorrectly be awarding PvP gear and items that require reputation with Vol'jin's Spear or Wrynn's Vanguard to equip.
      • Gladiator's Sanctum: Work orders were awarding much more gold and items than intended. The amount of items and gold awarded has been reduced to be more comparable to other buildings.
      • Herb Garden: Visitors can no longer harvest the player's Frostweed.
      • Salvage Yard: Awards for salvage have been split into 3 tiers based on the level of the Garrison Mission (Levels 90-94, Levels 95-99, and Level 100). Additionally, the mission needs to be successful for a chance to receive salvage with Level 100 missions having a guaranteed chance on success.
    • Garrison Invasions
  • Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
    • Raids
      • Highmaul
        • Tectus: Visual markers for Earthen Pillar, Fracture, Meteoric Earthspire, and Radiating Poison should now be easier to see.
        • Tectus: Meteoric Earthspire now deals less damage on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
        • Tectus' targeting circle for Crystalline Barrage should now still be visible for users with projected textures disabled.
        • Twin Ogron's Fierce Disposition, Savage Disposition, and Aggressive Disposition should now be showing up in combat logs.
        • Imperator Mar'gok's Arcane mines for Destructive Resonance should now be easier to see for users with projected textures disabled.
        • Imperator Mar'gok: Visuals for Destructive Resonance should now be visible from anywhere in the Throne of the Imperator area.
        • Imperator Mar'gok's Arcane Wrath ability should no longer incorrectly jump to a player that has been Branded during Phase 4 with the Power of Replication.
    • Dungeons

December 5

  • Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
    • Raids
      • Highmaul
        • [Requires a realm restart.] The Butcher: The boars Krush and Smash now deals less damage with their Boar's Rush ability and should no longer kill players in one hit.
        • Tectus: Players should no longer be able to use their bonus rolls twice after defeating Tectus.
  • PvP
    • Ashran
      • To address a potential pathing issue, Fangraal, Kronus, and faction Captains now continuously push towards the enemy faction's base.
      • Players entering Ashran from a PvE realm should now be correctly flagged for PvP.
      • Characters should no longer be able to resurrect at the King's Road graveyard if their faction isn't in control of that point.
      • Resolved an issue where faction Captains may not be spawning correctly.
    • Battlegrounds and Arenas
      • Resolved an issue where if a Flag Carrier was standing in the area where their team's flag would be when it is returned, they'd be unable to capture the flag until they leave and return to the area again.
      • Arathi Basin: Characters on the Alliance team in a Rated Battleground should now be able to be resurrected by their Spirit Healer at the Blacksmith (Arathi Basin) graveyard if their team is in control of it.
      • [Requires a realm restart.] Eye of the Storm: Characters in a Rated Battleground will now return to their team's starting position when releasing, regardless of what bases their team controls.
      • The Battle for Gilneas: Resolved issues where Spirit Healers may sometimes not spawn in correctly when a point has been captured.

December 4

  • Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
    • Resolved an issue where players may become stuck or be disconnected while attempting to visit other Garrisons.
    • Garrison Buildings
      • Gladiator's Sanctum Level 3: The Coliseum scenario now requires 15 players to start (up from 10).
      • Herb Garden Level 3: The Draenor fruit tree should now always bear fruit even if no Followers are assigned to work there.
  • Classes
    • Player pets should now correctly rejoin the player after taking a flight path or using a vehicle.
    • Paladin
      • General
        • [Eternal Flame]'s initial healing has been increased by 25% for Protection and Retribution Paladins.
        • [Flash of Light]'s healing has been reduced by 20% for Protection and Retribution Paladins.
        • [Word of Glory]'s healing has been increased by 25% for Protection and Retribution Paladins.
    • Priest
  • Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
    • Raids
      • Highmaul
        • Tectus: If Tectus enters Berserk mode while in the process of shattering, the resulting Shards of Tectus and Motes of Tectus should now correctly enter Beserk mode as well.
        • Tectus: Resolved an issue where Tectus could have no loot if the entire raid dies before his death event was complete.
        • Twin Ogron: Resolved an issue where credit for completing the achievement [Brothers in Arms] was being incorrectly awarded.
  • PvP
    • Critical Heals should now correctly heal for 150% of normal in PvP (they were incorrectly healing for 175% of normal).
    • Gladiator's Distinction, the 2-piece set bonus now reduces damage taken from players by 15% (up from 10%).
    • Being attacked in PvP combat and triggering the secondary item level on PvP gear should no longer cause the player's health to decrease by more than intended.
    • Battlegrounds and Arenas
      • Battleground Flag Carriers should now correctly have a 45-second delay before their location is revealed to the enemy team (was incorrectly revealing their location immediately).
      • Resurrection times in Rated Battlegrounds has been corrected to be 25 seconds (was 15 seconds).
  • UI
    • Guild news should no longer be displaying (and getting spammed with) entries for characters looting items for the Legendary Ring Quest Line.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Recruit-A-Friend characters should now be correctly receiving a 300% bonus to the experience awarded for completing a Dungeon (was incorrectly awarding 900% instead).
    • New Pandaren Hunters that use the Level 90 Character Boost should now start with a turtle pet.

World of Warcraft Patch 6.0.3, Build 19243

Released: 12-03-2014

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue where the experience reward for a quest may display incorrectly.
  • Resolved a display issue for quest objectives that have received a hotfix to sometimes not update properly.
  • Resolved an issue where players may be unable to connect to another realm if they attempt to switch to a different realm after being in a server queue.
  • Resolved an issue where the Mac OS game client may sometimes crash on launch or close improperly.
  • Resolved an issue where adding or removing a friend may cause the player to be unable to whisper to any BattleTag friends.

December 3

  • Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
    •  [Book of Garrison Blueprints] should now be consumed when learned and can also be destroyed.
    • Resolved a number of issues where players may sometimes be unable to enter their Garrisons.
    • Garrison Buildings
      • Gladiator's Sanctum Level 3: The building should now correctly provide the benefits from earlier levels 1 and 2.
      • Inn: To encourage players to not leave in the middle of a run with a Dungeon Finder group, quests received from the Garrison Inn now requires the final boss of the Dungeon to be defeated.
      • Inn: Millhouse Manastorm can now always be found on the second floor.
      • Mage Tower/Spirit Lodge: Greatly increased the drop rates for Ogre Waystones.
      • [Requires a realm restart.] Salvage Yard: Special transmogrification items obtained from crates of salvage are now Rare (blue) quality to help distinguish them. Additionally, these items are now able to be disenchanted.
      • The Tannery Level 2: Rorok Ironhide (Horde) should no longer incorrectly be selling tents.
      • The Forge Level 2: Followers assigned to work at the building should now be able to correctly grant Solace of the Forge and Song of the Anvil buff.
    • Garrison Invasions
      • Botani Invasion: The Gnarled Ancient should no longer get stuck and be able to enter a Horde Garrison.
      • Iron Horde Invasion: Made a number of adjustments to make Gold Victory more obtainable.
    • Followers
      • Magister Krelas should now work correctly in a party for Followers with the Elvenkind trait.
      • Magister Serena should now work correctly in a party for Followers with the Humanist trait.
  • Classes
    • Death Knight
    • Druid
      • Restoration
    • Hunter
      • General
        • [Kill Shot] (Beast Mastery, Marksmanship) should now correctly reset its cooldown if the target becomes immune, have abilities, or talents that trigger to prevent the target from dying.
    • Monk
      • Mistweaver
      • Talents
        • [Chi Wave] should now correctly bounce up to 7 times to targets within 25 yards.
    • Paladin
    • Priest
    • Shaman
    • Warlock
      • Armor Sets
        • Tier-15 2-piece set bonus should no longer be retained incorrectly when the set pieces are no longer equipped.
  • PvP
    • [Requires a realm restart.] New Honor and Conquest vendors have been added to Stormshield and Warspear.
      • In Stormshield, Alliance players can find Bregg Coppercast (Honor) and Ingrid Blackingot (Conquest) standing in front of the Siege Tank near the exit to Ashran, across from the training dummies.
      • In Warspear, Horde players can find Lieutenant Brokefist (Honor) and Lieutenant Axelash (Conquest) on the hill next to the exit to Ashran, just down the path from the inn.
    • [Requires a realm restart.] Honor and Conquest PvP gear without a set bonus no longer provides the same secondary stats as PvP gear with set piece bonuses.
    • Ashran
      • Faction balancing is now in effect if there are more than 5 players from each faction in Ashran.
      • Fortune Favors the Bold has been increased to 100% additional Honor Points and Artifact Fragments (up from 25%).
      • [Artifact Fragment] rewards from Ring of Conquest Ogre guards, or Ashran rares should no longer decrease based on the number of players engaging them.
      • [Still in testing.] Turning in an Artifact Fragment now awards 3 Honor Points per fragment (up from 1 Honor Point).
      • [Still in testing.] Increased reputation gains with Wrynn's Vanguard and Vol'jin's Spear.
      • Turning in an Artifact Fragment now awards 5 reputation points per fragment (up from 1 reputation point).
      • Turning in tokens recovered from a defeated player now awards 2500 reputation points when turned in (up from 350 reputation points).
      • Completing a bonus objective now awards 500 reputation points.
      • Defeating Grand Marshal Tremblade or High Warlord Volrath now awards 2500 reputation points.
      • Resolved a pathing issue for Fangraal, Kronus, and faction Captains.
    • Battlegrounds and Arenas
      • Warsong Gulch: Players in a Wargame or Rated Battleground should no longer be sent to the wrong graveyard.
  • UI
    • Resolved an issue where Draenor PvP gear may display incorrect item levels and stats.

December 2

  • Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
    • Garrison Invasions
      • Players should now be eligible to receive an  [Invader's Forgotten Treasure] once a week if they complete the invasion with a Gold Victory.
      • Corrected an issue that was causing progress towards a Garrison invasion to reset each week.
    • Disturbed Podlings and Goren Protectors that spawns inside of the Garrison should now be lootable if they're killed by an NPC (like a Bodyguard). An additional hotfix is being worked on that will also apply this while encountering Disturbed Podlings and Goren Protectors outside of the Garrison as well.
    • Barn:  [Iron Trap],  [Improved Iron Trap], and  [Deadly Iron Trap] should no longer be incorrectly triggering when other players run over it.
    • Dwarven Bunker / War Mill Level 2: Added a 2 hour grace period for cosmetic gear purchases from this building, allowing characters to sell the item back for a full refund. Note that utilizing the item for transmogrification will remove this grace period.
    • Gladiator's Sanctum Level 3: N [100] Fight, Kill, Salute! now awards 500 [Conquest Points] (down from 1500).
    • Menagerie Level 3: Reduced the number of pet battle wins needed for the [Draenic Pet Battler] achievement from 500 to 150.
    • Stables Level 3: Completely The Stable Master achievement should now correctly award the Stable Master title.
    • Garrison Missions
      • Conquest Garrison Missions have been disabled temporarily from the pool of available missions for players that are eligible to receive them.
  • Classes
    • Death Knight
      • Armor Sets
        • Death Knight PvP 2-piece set bonus from previous PvP Seasons should now grant 1 Runic Power when [Chains of Ice] is used (down from 10 Runic Power).
    • Mage
      • Armor Sets
        • Mage Tier-12 2-piece set bonus' summoned Mirror Images should no longer be dealing an excessive amount of damage.
    • Monk
    • Paladin
      • General
        • [Seal of Insight]'s healing effect should now be able to Multistrike or Critically Strike.
    • Priest
      • Holy
        • [Lightwell]'s heal over time effect should now be able to Multistrike or Critically Strike.
        • [Binding Heal] should now correctly heal both the Priest and friendly target.
  • World Environment, Creatures, and NPCs
    • Rare creatures and NPCs are now immune to the Dominate Mind ability.
    • Frostfire Ridge
    • Shadowmoon Valley
    • Talador
      • NPCs in the Aruuna area should no longer cause Horde characters to become stuck in combat.
      • Burning Eye's Eye of the Legion ability now has a reduced range of 30 yards (down from 100).
  • PvP
    • [Conquest Points] have been converted into [Honor Points] before the start of the season.
    • [Requires a realm restart.] Conquest Quartermasters Marshal Gabriel (Alliance) and General Aevd (Horde) have reinstated to sell Conquest gear. This reverts the hotfix from November 17.
    • Cross-realm groups are now able to enter Ashran together.
  • Professions
    • Level-up items created by professions no longer use reagents that required a daily cooldown to create and are no longer soulbound. To compensate for this change, basic reagent requirements have been increased and vendor buyback price for those items have been reduced now that they're less rare.
    • Enchanting
    • Engineering
      •  [Blingtron 5000] should now correctly resume offering their daily quest after defeating another Blingtron.
    • Inscription
  • UI
    • Tooltips for players in Premade Groups should no longer incorrectly display their level 90 Proving Grounds achievements.

November

See: 6.0.3 Hotfixes | 2014-10-29 02:01 by Blizzard Entertainment Rygarius

November 25

Update 2, Other Hotfixes: 6:00pm PST

  • Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
    • Item rewards received from a Garrison invasion now have a chance to be Warforged, contain a socket, or tertiary stats.
    • Barn: Iron Trap, Improved Iron Trap, and Deadly Iron Trap now have a 15-second cooldown (down from 30 seconds).
    • Mine Levels 2-3: Mining Carts now contains more Primal Spirits and Archaeology fragments. The amount of ore given by each mining node has been adjusted to a more appropriate level.
  • Classes
    • Death Knight
    • Monk
      • Talents
        • [Chi Explosion]'s visuals should now be more visible and the ability's sound effects should no longer be too quiet.
    • Paladin
  • Creatures and NPCs
    • Shadowmoon Valley
    • Talador
    • Nagrand
      • Hallvalor Blademaster should no longer be chasing players for excessively long distances.
      • Katsuo should no longer be incorrectly using Wind Walk to target players that they're not in combat with.
    • Ashran
      • Fangraal and Kronus now have 25% less health.
      • Grand Marshal Tremblade and High Warlord Volrath now scales their health based on the number of players in the zone.
      • Alliance captains should now be retreating in the correct direction.
      • Resolved an issue where multiple captains dying at the same time could cause an incorrect number of captains to respawn.
  • Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
    • Dungeons
      • After a lengthy discussion with the Postmaster regarding their mailing habits, the Postmaster should no longer be mailing back gray quality items and money that haven't been looted by characters.
      • Resolved an issue where completing a Warlords of Draenor Dungeon was incorrectly being crediting progress towards the achievement, [Queuing Spree].
      • Grimrail Depot
        • Fire effects for Slag Blast and Slag Tanker should now be visible across all graphics settings.
      • Iron Docks
        • Grimrail Enforcers: Resolved a looting issue that could occur depending on the order that Ahri'ok Dugru, Makogg Emberblade, and Neesa Nox are defeated in.
        • Skulloc: Resolved a looting issue that could occur depending on the order that Skulloc, Koramar, and Zoggosh were defeated in.
      • The Everbloom
        • Mutagen can now stack up to 10 times (down from 20) and have a maximum duration of 1 minute.
        • Ancient Protectors: Shaper's Fortitude has been removed on Heroic difficulty.
      • Upper Blackrock Spire
        • Orebender Gor'ashan's visuals for his Electric Pulse should now correctly reflect the ability's area-of-effect.
      • Challenge Mode
        • Items contained within the  [Challenger's Strongbox] now have a chance to be Warforged, contain a socket, or tertiary stats.
  • PvP
    • Ashran
      • Class book abilities should now be correctly removed when leaving Ashran.
  • Professions
    • [Still in testing] Crafted gear and weapons received an item level boost. Tooltips for the items will still display the incorrect (older) item level.
      • Crafted Tier-2 weapons now have an item level of 645 (up from 640).
      • Crafted Tier-3 weapons now have an item level of 660 (up from 655).
      • Crafted Tier-3 gear now have an item level of 670 (up from 665).
    • Enchanting
  • Items
    •  [Swapblaster]'s visual effect should no longer persist indefinitely.
  • Bug Fix
    • Resolved an issue where buffs received from a Shamanstone was incorrectly causing the character to travel much more slowly while on a flight path.


Update 1, Class Tuning Changes: 12:00pm PST

Please note that some of the class tuning changes listed below are not yet live and are still in the process of being implemented.

  • Classes
    • Death Knight
      • General
        • [Blood Plague], when used in PvP combat now has a duration of 24 seconds and may no longer have its periodic duration extended past 30 seconds.
        • [Frost Fever], when used in PvP combat now has a duration of 24 seconds and may no longer have its periodic duration extended past 30 seconds.
      • Talents
        • [Necrotic Plague], when used in PvP combat now has a duration of 24 seconds and may no longer have its periodic duration extended past 30 seconds.
    • Druid
      • Balance
        • [Moonfire], when used in PvP combat now has a duration of 24 seconds and may no longer have its periodic duration extended past 30 seconds.
        • [Sunfire], when used in PvP combat may no longer have its periodic duration extended past 30 seconds.
      • Feral
      • Talents
        • [Heart of the Wild]'s bonuses are now halved when used while in PvP combat.
        • [Pulverize] (Guardian) now extends up to 130% of its normal duration when refreshed, similar to periodic effects.
    • Mage
    • Monk
      • General
        • [Rising Sun Kick] (Windwalker, Mistweaver) now causes enemies to take 15% increased damage (down from 20%).
        • [Tiger Palm] (Brewmaster, Windwalker) now extends up to 130% of its normal duration when refreshed, similar to periodic effects.
      • Brewmaster
        • Guard's damage absorption shield now absorbs 100% more damage.
        • [Stance of the Sturdy Ox] now defers 30% of damage taken to be divided over 10 seconds (up from 20%).
      • Glyphs
    • Paladin
    • Shaman
    • Warlock
    • Warrior

November 24

  • World Environment
    • [Requires a realm restart.] The time that corpses persist in the world has been restored back to their former durations.
  • Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
    • Dungeons
      • [Requires a realm restart.] Resolved an issue where players were unable to queue through Dungeon Finder while in Warspear or Stormshield.
      • Upper Blackrock Spire
        • During the Commander Tharbek encounter, Black Iron Guards no longer join in the fight when he is at 10% health.
        • Commander Tharbek should no longer be using Iron Axe, Imbued Iron Axe, and Iron Reaver within 4 seconds of each other.
        • Orebender Gor'ashan's Electric Pulse should now correctly hit players that are standing on a Rune Conduit.
        • Son of the Beast's Fiery Trail should no longer persist and continue to damaging pets after being defeated.
  • Items
    • Miner’s Coffee should no longer be incorrectly applying its speed buff outside of the Garrison's mine.
    •  [Swapblaster] should no longer be incorrectly swapping locations with targets other than another party member.

November 21

  • Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
    • Characters are now guaranteed to have level 90-94 Garrison Missions available if they have Followers in the level 90-94 range and level 95-99 Garrison Missions available if they have Followers in the level 95-99 range.
    • Work Orders should now also work with materials and reagents that are in the character's bank and reagent bank.
    • Temporarily disabled Ashran as a daily quest choice while we continue to troubleshoot issues with some of the daily quests being offered.
    • Followers
  • Creatures and NPCs
    • Increased the spawn rates for creatures and NPCs across a number of questing areas for level 100 daily quests.
    • Reduced the spawn rate of creatures and NPCs laying siege in the areas around Shattrath.
    • Gruuk has moved to a new location where they can be seen by both Horde and Alliance players.
    • High Warlord Volrath and Grand Marshal Tremblade now only award 50 Honor for defeating them (down from 500).
    • Nagrand Prowler's Leap for the Kill ability now has a shorter stun duration and smaller damage radius.
    • Nok-Karosh's drop,  [Garn Nighthowl], now only allows players in a party or Raid to roll greed.
  • Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
    • Molten Core
      • Players should no longer be incorrectly placed into a Molten Core where Ragnaros has already been defeated.
      • Shazzrah's area of effect damage has been reduced.
      • Firelord now uses the Lava Spawn ability less frequently.
    • Core Hound, Molten Destroyer, and Molten Giant's area-of-effect attacks now deals 50% less damage.
    • Core Hound, Molten Destroyer, Molten Giant, Lava Annihilator, and Lava Surger now have 30% less health.
    • In a departure from the original Molten Core, reduced aggro radius for most non-boss creatures from their original aggro radius from back in the day.
    • Dungeons
      • Reverted the change to the default loot mode for random matchmade groups in Dungeon Finder back to Personal loot.
        • In Personal loot, each player in the group will now always receive an item from the final dungeon boss.
        • In Need Before Greed, the dungeon boss will now drop 3 items to be shared among the group as desired, up from 2 previously.
        • Full premade groups queuing in Dungeon Finder now defaults to Need Before Greed and they can change the loot mode if they want.
      • Call to Arms for in-demand roles have been re-enabled for Dungeon Finder. Completing the dungeon awards a  [Satchel of Savage Mysteries] with a chance to contain new treasures and it will always contain an Augment Rune, a tradeable item that provides a consumable buff that is ordinarily only available through Raid Finder.
      • An award of 50 Garrison Resources has been added for completing the first Random Warlords of Draenor Heroic Dungeon of the day.
      • Grimrail Depot
      • Skyreach
        • Araknath: Rogues using [Vanish] should no longer cause Araknath to become non-interactive.
        • High Sage Viryx's Cast Down ability should no longer cause Druids to drop out of their shapeshifted form.
        • Solar Flares are now able to correctly Fixate on a target even while stunned.
      • The Everbloom
        • Putrid Pyromancer should no longer continue to track the player when using their Dragon's Breath ability.
      • Upper Blackrock Spire
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
    • Tarren Mill vs Southshore
      • Victory conditions are now for the first side to reach 300 points or the match results in a tie after 30 minutes.
      • Tarren Mill Deathguards and Alliance Guards now have more health.
  • Items
    • Epic quality Bind on Equip world drops are no longer eligible for a Need roll.
    • Many Warlords of Draenor trinkets received an adjustment to their stats to provide a bonus that's more appropriate for the trinket's item level.
    •  [Turbulent Cloak] contained in Satchel of Helpful Goods should no longer result in creating an invalid item for Guardian Druids.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Resolved an issue that could cause characters to become stuck on a flight path.

November 19

  • Classes
    • Hunter
      • General
        • [Camouflage]'s stealth effect should now be reapplying correctly when the Hunter and their pet are stationary.
    • Mage
    • Shaman
      • General
      • Elemental
    • Warlock
  • World Environment
    • Increased the number of situations where items and abilities slowing the player's falling speed could be used while in outdoor environments.
  • Creatures and NPCs
    • Graveltooth should now be using their inside voice to shout at players in the area instead of shouting at the entirety of Nagrand.
  • Proving Grounds
    • Statistics for Basic Healer (Endless) should no longer be incorrectly displaying under Basic Tank (Endless).
  • PvP
    • Increased the amount of players that can be in Ashran to 150.
    • [Requires a realm restart.] Primal Combatant PvP trinkets awarded from Gold Strongboxes should now contain stats that are more appropriate for the character's specialization.
    • Primal PvP trinkets should now be eligible to grant players the Gladiator's Distinction set bonus.
    • Primal Honor PvP gear should now correctly have a set bonus.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Resolved an issue where Draenor Perks for characters may sometimes not be saving correctly.

November 18

  • Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
    • Fishing Shack: The building should now correctly still provide a bonus while it's under construction.
    • Frostwall Mine: Fixed a number of True Iron Deposits that were spawning inside of pillars and terrain.
    • Mage Tower/Spirit Lodge: Characters under a shapeshifting effect should now be able to use an Ogre Waygate to return to their Garrisons.
    • Outpost, Nagrand: The building bonus for having a Corral should no longer incorrectly dismount Herbalists while harvesting resource nodes.
    • [Requires a realm restart.] Outpost, Spires of Arak: Bonus for the building should now switch correctly when changing buildings for the outpost.
    • Salvage Yard: The building should now correctly still provide a bonus while it's under construction.
    • Followers
      • Followers that are 3 or more levels below the mission level now receive 10% of the mission XP and bonus XP (up from 0%). Additional information on how Followers and mission level affects their XP gain can be found in a forum thread titled Followers and Garrison Missions XP.
  • Classes
    • Druid
      • Balance
        • [Empowered Moonkin]'s clearcasting effect should no longer be incorrectly consumed if it's triggered while the Moonkin is in the middle of casting a spell.
    • Mage
      • Talents
        • [Comet Storm] should now correctly belong to the Frost school and is no longer usable if that school is locked.
    • Paladin
      • Talents
        • [Requires a realm restart.] [Holy Shield] should now correctly deal damage when blocking normal attacks as well.
  • Creatures and NPCs
    • Apexis Traders Dawn-Seeker Krek (Alliance) and Dawn-Seeker Alkset (Horde) are now offering Exceptional gear (item level 645) for sale.
      • Developer Commentary: The vendors' offerings were previously tied to the Highmaul raid unlock, but we wanted to make sure that players have useful items to spend their Apexis Crystals on, rather than positioning them exclusively as a catch-up item vendor. The final tier of Flawless gear (item level 655) will now unlock when the Highmaul raid becomes available, rather than when Blackrock Foundry becomes available.
    • Increased the spawn rates for creatures and NPCs in the Skettis Ruins area in Spires of Arak. [Requires a realm restart.] Additionally, resolved an issue where some creatures were incorrectly sharing loot with other players.
    • Grizzled Frostwolf Veteran's icon should no longer persist on the mini map after being defeated.
    • Rangari Jonaa now has a cooldown on their [Scatter Shot] ability.
    • Rotcap's icon should no longer persist on the mini map after being defeated.
    • Typhon's icon should no longer persist on the mini map after being defeated.
  • Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
    • Characters with Warlords PvP gear that had its secondary item level activated due to being in PvP combat temporarily disqualifies them from queuing for Dungeons and Raid Finder. It can take up to 20 seconds after ending PvP combat before the character will be eligible to queue up normally.
    • Upper Blackrock Spire
      • During the Commander Tharbek encounter, players should no longer be kept in a constant state of combat between waves.
  • PvP
    • Reverted a hotfix from October 15 that reduced all PvP damage by 25%.
    • Gnomes are now able to increase their reputation with Wrynn's Vanguard.
  • Items
    •  [Coil of Sturdy Rope], a Horde quest item should no longer be incorrectly dropping for Alliance characters.
    •  [Miner's Coffee] movement speed buff should now stack correctly with other movement speed buffs.
    • Solium Band rings can now be equipped at level 98 (down from level 100).

November 17

  • Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
    • Barracks: Training dummies have been temporarily removed from the Garrison.
    • Barracks Level 2: Bodyguard followers accompanying the player are now more likely to assist with the player's current target.
    • Mine Level 2: Preserved Mining Picks obtained from mining carts should now work correctly.
    • Resolved an issue where players could get stuck on a flight path while attempting to fly into their Garrisons.
    • Followers
  • Quests
    • H [91] Articles of the Fallen: Players that have already completed To the Garrison should now be able to see Kal'gor the Honorable to complete the quest.
    • B [100P Daily] Battle in Ashran: The quest now requires players to obtain 100 Artifact Fragments and go to Shadow Hunter Ukambe (Horde) or Scout Valdez (Alliance) to complete the quest.
    • H [92] The Battle of Thunder Pass: Dying or leaving the area during the middle of the Battle of Thunder Pass event should no longer prevent players from completing the event.
    • B [90] Bled Dry: Cages can now be opened by multiple players simultaneously.
    • [Requires a realm restart.] B [93] Bushwhacker: Resolved an issue where players that have already completed A [94] A Heavy Helping Hand would be unable to turn in the quest.
    • B [98] Challenge of the Masters: Warlord Dharl of the Thrice-Bloodied Blade should no longer be getting stuck in evade mode.
    • N [100] Draenor's Secret Power: Completion of this quest is now required before being able to move onto the next step of the Legendary quest chain. For characters that skipped this quest, completion of this quest has also been made into a requirement before being eligible for the next upgrade.
    • A [91] The Fate of Karabor: Players joining a version of this quest that's already in-progress should now be able to receive completion credit.
    • H [90] Honor Has Its Rewards: Resolved an issue where Farseer Drek'Thar may sometimes not accept quest turn-ins.
    • H [91] Last Steps: Players joining a version of this quest that's already in-progress should now be able to receive completion credit.
    • N [96] Sol Sisters: Sol-Shaper Krashyx should no longer get stuck in evade mode.
    • B [95] The Battle for Shattrath: Players joining a version of this quest that's already in-progress should now be able to receive completion credit.
    • N [98] The Debt We Share: Players that are mounted should now be able to receive completion credit for this quest.
    • [Requires a realm restart.] B [93] The Infested: Resolved an issue where players that have already completed A [94] A Heavy Helping Hand would be unable to turn in the quest.
    • H [92] The Iron Wolf: Added another way for characters to obtain The Iron Wolf invasion quest for characters that upgraded to a Tier 3 Garrison before completing the main Frostfire questline.
    • [Requires a realm restart.] B [93] The Razorbloom: Resolved an issue where players that have already completed A [94] A Heavy Helping Hand would be unable to turn in the quest.
    • [Requires a realm restart.] B [93] The Voice of Iyu: Resolved an issue where players that have already completed A [94] A Heavy Helping Hand would be unable to turn in the quest.
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Dungeons
      • Increased the amount of experience awarded for completing a Draenor level-up dungeon (Bloodmaul Slag Mines, Iron Docks, Auchindoun, and Skyreach) to be more rewarding.
      • Items looted from normal Level-100 dungeons now have a level requirement of 100 instead of 97.
      • Iron Docks
        • Players should no longer be incorrectly receiving credit for completing the [Take Cover!] achievement without actually completing the achievement.
        • Attempted to resolve an issue where Skulloc may sometimes not grant loot.
      • Slag Mines
      • The Everbloom
  • Challenge Mode
  • PvP
    • Honor Quartermasters have been added to Ashran. Austin Feeney (Alliance) and Shadow Hunter Gar'ant (Horde) now sell Honor gear.
    • Conquest Quartermasters Marshal Gabriel (Alliance) and General Aevd (Horde) have temporarily stopped selling Conquest gear.
    • Battlegrounds and Arenas
      • An item now needs to be at least item level 560 or above before being eligible to be scaled up to 650 in level 100 Battlegrounds and Arenas.
  • Bug Fix
    • Resolved an issue where boosting characters that have XP disabled could wind up being unable to level.

November 15

  • Professions
    • Characters with over 600 skill should no longer continue to find catch-up items for the respective profession.

November 14

  • Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
    • Mine Level 2: Mining carts should now be easier to spot and should contain more than 1 piece of ore.
    • Followers
      • A [91] Artificer Romuul: Resolved an issue where characters were not receiving the quest.
  • Classes
    • Druid
      • Balance
        • Resolved an issue where the balance cycle may incorrectly force the Druid to stand up.
  • Creatures
    • Echo of Murmur now spawns more frequently.
    • Made a pass on a number of rare creatures to allow multiple players to receive credit for personal loot if they helped defeat them.
    • Reduced the density of Squirrels in Nagrand and, critters and Icespine Hatchlings in Frostfire Ridge.

November 13

Update 3: 09:30pm PST

  • Classes
    • Monk
      • Brewmaster
        • Resolved an issue where [Keg Smash] may sometimes not generate Chi when used.
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
  • Items
    • Epic rings that are a part of the Legendary quest line can no longer be disenchanted.

Update 2: 6:00pm PST

  • Creatures
    • Various Kaliri in the Spires of Arak area should no longer be too high off the ground to be attacked.
    • Various creatures should now correctly have a chance to drop fur that could be used for tailoring.

Update 1: 1:30pm PST

  • Classes
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Resolved an issue where the [Eclipse] indicator in the UI can sometimes not match the Druid's current Balance power.
  • Creatures
    • Durotan at Beastwatch in Gorgrond is now significantly tougher.
    • Gorum can now be tapped by multiple characters. All players who contributed to defeating Gorum will now become eligible for loot.
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Challenge Mode
      • Characters can switch specializations once more after the Challenge Mode has started.

November 5

  • Racials
    • Dwarven [Stoneform] ability should no longer cause the character to break out of stealth.
  • Classes
    • Death Knight
    • Hunter
      • General
      • Survival
      • Hunter Pets
        • Tenacity Pet Specialization: Blood of the Rhino now reduces the pet's physical damage taken by 15% instead of increasing armor by 20%.
        • Tenacity Pet Specialization: Great Stamina now increases the pet's health by 60% (up from 12%).
        • Carrion Bird: Bloody Screech can now be set to autocast.
    • Priest
    • Warlock
      • General
        • Doomguards should no longer run out of energy from casting Doom Bolts.
    • Warrior
      • Talents
        • [Sudden Death] is now 2.5 RPPM (real procs per minute increased by Haste) instead of a 10% chance to activate from autoattacks.
  • Quests
    • N [78] Just Around the Corner: Characters should now be able to interact with Sparksocket's Tools.
    • A [80] The Brothers Bronzebeard: Brann's Flying Machine has been made to be more sturdy and should no longer be destroyed too quickly.
    • N [84] The Fall of Neferset City: Dark Pharaoh Tekahn should now spawn in correctly, allowing players to complete the quest.
    • N [81] The Strength of Tortolla: The quest can now be completed by characters with the PvP flag enabled.
    • N [73] Truce?: Characters should now be able to interact with Dull Carving Knife.
  • Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
    • Terrace of Endless Spring
      • Protectors of the Endless: Protector Kaolan's Defiled Ground ability now deals less damage.
    • Heart of Fear
      • [Requires a realm restart.] Garalon: Destroying Garalon's Legs should now correctly damage Garalon and resolved a situation where players facing one of the legs may incorrectly receive an error message that they're not.
    • Dungeons
    • Challenge Mode
      • Once a Challenge Mode has started, characters can no longer change specializations, talents, or glyphs.
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
    • Battlegrounds
      • [Requires a realm restart.] Characters should now receive a popup notifying them with the amount of bonus Honor that was awarded at the end of a Random Battleground match.
    • Arenas
      • Priests entering an Arena match while in Spirit of Redemption form should no longer die during the Arena Preparation phase.
  • Professions
    • [Mixology] should be working correctly doubles the duration of flasks and elixirs once more.
  • Items
    • [Requires a realm restart.] Adjusted a number of item enhancements from earlier expansions that were providing a larger than intended bonus.
    • Adjusted a number of potions from the Cataclysm expansion that were providing a larger than intended bonus.
    •  [Crocolisk Au Gratin] should now correctly provide a buff to Haste and Stamina instead of Expertise and Stamina.
    •  [Fisherman's Feast] now provides a more reasonable buff to Stamina.
    •  [Formula: Enchant Ring - Striking] no longer has a use effect as the formula it teaches no longer exists.
    •  [Haunted Memento]'s Haunted effect is now a buff that can be removed by the character.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Resolved an issue where items transmogrified into The Horseman's Horrific Hood or The Horseman's Sinister Slicer could revert back to their original state.
    • Resolved an issue where boosting characters could cause them to forget spells that have been taught by items.

November 3

  • Darkmoon Faire
    • Reduced the levels of Moonfang, Moonfang Packmate, Moonfang Dreadhowl, Moonfang Snarler, and Darkmoon Rabbit back to pre-Warlords expansion levels. The creatures needs to respawn for the changes to take effect.
    • Heirloom items sold at the Darkmoon Faire should no longer have a gold cost associated with them.
    • Firebird's Challenge: Blazing Rings are no longer shared with other players.
    • It's Hammer Time: Characters that have been flagged as PvP enabled should now be able to complete the quest.
  • Classes
    • Hunter
    • Priest
      • Talents
        • Discipline: [Spirit Shell]'s damage absorption shield should no longer be weaker than intended.
    • Rogue
      • Talents
        • [Burst of Speed] should now be usable even if the Rogue is under the effects of other movement speed buffs.
    • Shaman
      • Elemental
        • [Earthquake]'s knock down effect is no longer affected by diminishing returns, but the knock down effect now only has a duration of 1.5 seconds.
  • Quests
    • N Rogue [85] Blood of the Betrayer: Rogues should now be able to remove Arcane Infused Armor from Nalice, and be able to complete the quest.
    • N [81] Dah, Nunt... Dah, Nunt...: Players should no longer remain stunned indefinitely and be able to complete the quest.
    • N [80 Daily] Get Kraken!: Increased the health for North Sea Kraken by 1000%.
  • Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
    • Raids
      • Throne of Thunder
        • [Requires a realm restart.] Dark Winds debuff should no longer incorrectly persist on the character, preventing them from being able to use mounts.
      • Ulduar
        • XT-002 Deconstructor's Searing Light ability should no longer deal an excessive amount of damage.
      • The Obsidian Sanctum
        • Defeating Sartharion too quickly should no longer cause him to not drop a mount.
      • Black Temple
        • Illidan Stormrage: Fixed an issue where defeating Flames of Azzinoth too quickly in phase 2 may cause Illidan to not land.
    • Dungeons
      • Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom: Resolved an issue where players defeating multiple packs of creatures in the room too quickly could cause Jedoga Shadowseeker to remain not attackable.
      • Hellfire Ramparts: Players should now be able to loot the Reinforced Fel Iron Chest after defeating Vazruden the Herald.
      • Razorfen Downs: Resolved an issue where Amnennar the Coldbringer may sometimes fail to be summoned when Death Speaker Blackthorn is defeated.
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
    • Battlegrounds
      • Increased Honor gains for Arathi Basin, Deepwind Gorge, Eye of the Storm, and The Battle for Gilneas. Honor is now awarded for every 150 resources gathered (up from Honor being awarded for every 250 resources gathered).
      • Returning a flag in Battlegrounds should correctly play an appropriate sound once more.
  • Items
    • Made a number of adjustments where lower level food items were providing a larger than intended buff.
  • UI
    • Timeless Isle Tokens and legendary weapons looted during the fight with Kael'thas Sunstrider in Tempest Keep are no longer included in the guild news panel.
    • Bags set to "Ignore this bag" should now be saving the setting correctly when the character logs out or zones into a new area.
    • /console colorblindshader [0-8] has been re-enabled and replaced with /console colorblindsimulator [0-8].
  • Bug Fixes
    • Resolved a frame rate stuttering issue that was affecting some Mac OS clients.
    • [Requires a realm restart.] Mobile Armory's guild chat should be working once more.

October

See: 6.0.3 Hotfixes | 2014-10-29 02:01 by Blizzard Entertainment Rygarius
See: 6.0.2 Hotfixes | 2014-10-15 01:00 by Blizzard Entertainment Rygarius

October 30

  • Classes
    • Resolved an issue where durations for periodic effects were not always being extended for the full amount when refreshed by another ability.
    • Death Knight
      • Unholy
      • Talents
        • [Defile] should no longer be growing in radius and damage by more than the intended amount.
    • Druid
      • General
        • Druids are no longer able to switch specializations while in [Flight Form].
        • Druid shapeshift forms should now override the transformation from  [Fire-Watcher's Oath].
        • [Wrath]’s damage has been increased by 25%.
      • Balance
        • [Starfall]’s damage has been increased by 75%.
        • [Starfire]’s damage has been increased by 25%.
        • [Starsurge]’s damage has been increased by 25%. Additionally, resolved an issue where Starsurge may sometimes provide an incorrect Lunar or Solar Empowerment.
      • Restoration
      • Talents
        • [Requires a realm restart.] [Nature's Vigil] now heals and damages nearby targets for 20% of the healing done (down from 30%), but can now trigger from Multistrikes.
    • Hunter
    • Mage
      • General
        • Conjured food no longer has a level requirement to use.
      • Arcane
        • Resolved an issue where notifications for [Arcane Missiles] charges may sometimes not display properly.
      • Frost
      • Talents
        • [Cauterize] should no longer be dealing more damage than intended to the Mage.
        • [Alter Time] should now work correctly for characters below level 77.
    • Monk
      • General
      • Brewmaster
      • Talents
        • [Chi Explosion] now deals reduced damage to secondary targets. Damage to the primary target remains unchanged.
    • Priest
    • Rogue
      • Combat
        • [Killing Spree] should no longer cancel or end prematurely if one of their targets is immune to damage.
    • Shaman
    • Warlock
      • Demonology
        • Molten Core should no longer incorrectly trigger its effect based on the casting Warlock's health
        • Resolved an issue where [Soul Fire]'s damage was reduced by a greater than intended amount.
      • Destruction
      • Talents
        • [Cataclysm] now has a slight visual which can be seen by the Warlock's allies when it's being cast.
    • Warrior
      • General
        • [Heroic Leap] should no longer allow the Warrior to ignore vertical terrain restrictions while in a Dungeon, Raid, or Battleground.
        • [Whirlwind]’s damage has been reduced by 30%.
      • Talents
        • [Ravager]’s damage has been reduced by 25%.
        • [Slam]’s damage has been reduced by 30%.
  • Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
    • Siege of Orgrimmar
      • [Requires a realm restart.] Paragons of the Klaxxi: Resolved an issue where Kil'ruk the Wind-Reaver could not be looted.
      • Downfall Wing 4: Resolved an issue where Gnomish Gyrocopters may not be destroying Thresher Turrets for Alliance players.
    • Throne of Thunder
      • Jin'rokh the Breaker's Ionization effect should no longer deal an excessive amount of damage.
    • Icecrown Citadel
      • [Requires a realm restart.] The Lich King's Harvest Soul ability should no longer deal an excessive amount of damage.
    • Trial of the Crusader
      • Anub'arak's Leeching Swarm should no longer be healing Anub'arak for an excessive amount.
    • Dungeons
      • [Requires a realm restart.] Blackrock Caverns: Angered Earth should now spawn in when Rom'ogg Bonecrusher hits a player with Quake.
      • Razorfen Kraul: Groyat, the Blind Hunter's Drain Life ability should no longer damage or heal for an excessive amount.
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
    • Arenas
    • Battlegrounds
      • Deepwind Gorge: Status of the mine cart should now be updating correctly.
      • Isle of Conquest: Huge Seaforium Bombs no longer have a level requirement to interact with them.
  • UI
    • Settings for SET ffxGlow should no longer be resetting when exiting the game client.

October 28

  • World Environment
    • World Defense chat channel should be joinable once again.
    • Alliance characters taking a flight path to Shattered Beachhead should now arrive safely at their destination (rather than falling through the world).
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
    • Bonus Honor for winning a Battleground is now only awarded when queued for a Random Battleground (it was incorrectly awarding the bonus Honor for any Battleground win).

October 21

  • Classes
    • Druid
      • General
        • [Dash] should now correctly remove root effects when used.
        • Stampeding Roar should now correctly remove root effects when used.
      • Feral
        • [Rake] should no longer incorrectly stun the target if the attack misses while the Druid is stealthed.
      • Talents
  • Scenarios
    • Blood in the Snow: Freezing Circle should no longer deal an excessive amount of damage.
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
    • Characters that are in-transit on a flight path should now be able to accept a Battleground or Arena queue.

October 20

  • Hallow's End
    •  [Exquisite Costume Set: "The Lich King"] no longer has a Hallow's End requirement and costs 500 Tricky Treats to obtain (down from 1000). Note that we're aware of item tooltip on the vendor incorrectly displaying number of charges available on the item as 1.
  • Classes
    • Death Knight
    • Hunter
      • Talents
        • [Binding Shot] should now correctly stun players that are mounted or in a shapeshift form.
    • Mage
      • Armor Sets
        • Time Lord's Regalia (Tier 13) 2-piece set bonus now increases Haste by 2 per stack (down from 50 per stack).
    • Rogue
      • General
        • Periodic healing effects should no longer occasionally cause Rogues to break out of [Stealth].
  • Quests
    • N Fishing [120 Daily] Like Bombing Fish In A Barrel: Resolved an issue where Goblin Fishing Bombs were not killing the Sting Rays.
    • N [90] Rolo's Riddle: The item to start the quest chain should be obtainable once more.
    • N [85] Through a Glass, Darkly: Platforms should now spawn in correctly, allowing players to complete the quest.
    • Legendary Cloak Quest Line
      • N [90] The Thunder Forge: Sha Beast's Dark Bite ability should no longer deal an excessive amount of damage.
  • Professions
    • Enchanting
      • Peerless Stats should now correctly have a cast time and reagent cost.
  • Bug Fixes
    • [Requires a realm restart.] Resolved an issue where damage-over-time effects applied by an NPC or creature that have despawned can deal an excessive amount of damage.

October 17

  • World Environment
  • Quests
    • N Warlock [90] Infiltrating the Black Temple: Resolved an issue where Ashtongue Primalist can cause Warlocks to become permanently stunned.
    • N Cooking [90 Daily] Noodle Time and N Cooking [90 Daily] Noodle Time: Bonus: Resolved an issue where customers were not sitting correctly and not getting up from their seats.

October 16

  • Classes
    • Death Knight
      • General
      • Talents
        • [Defile]'s damage has been increased by 20%.
        • Resolved an issue where the [Purgatory] talent may sometimes cause the Death Knight to stunned permanently after dying in PvP combat.
    • Druid
      • General
        • [Shred] should now properly apply its damage bonus when attacking while stealthed.
      • Feral
        • [Tiger's Fury] should now automatically shift the Druid into Cat Form when used. Additionally, the effect is no longer cancelled by activating Incarnation: King of the Jungle or leaving Cat Form.
    • Hunter
    • Paladin
    • Priest
    • Rogue
    • Shaman
  • World Environment
  • Quests
    • B [90P Daily] High Recognition: Resolved an issue where players were unable to complete the quest.
    • B [90] To the Skies!: Taoshi should no longer despawn as soon as she arrives during Stage 4 of the scenario.
    • Legendary Cloak Quest Line
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Raids
      • Siege of Orgrimmar
        • Blackfuse Shredders now have 40% less health.
        • Desecrated Weapon and Empowered Desecrated Weapon now deal less damage on Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulty.
        • Reduced the amount of damage needed to break Touch of Y'Shaarj and Empowered Touch of Y'Sharrj's mind control.
        • Number of players affected by Touch of Y'Shaarj or Empowered Touch of Y'Sharrj is always 2 and no longer increases based on the Raid size on Normal and Heroic difficulty.
      • Throne of Thunder
        • Damage of Frost King Malakk's Frostbite ability has been reduced to a reasonable amount.
        • Lei Shen's Thunderstruck ability now deals less damage.
      • Ulduar
        • Elder Stonebark's Petrified Bark ability should no longer reflect an excessive amount of damage back at players.
    • Dungeons
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
  • Items
  • Bug Fixes
    • Resolved an issue where  [Icethorn] did not contain any items when harvested by Herbalists with a skill level above 435.

October 15

  • World Event: Iron Horde Incursion
    • Players are now able to accept the Iron Horde Invasion quest even if their Quest Logs are full.
    • Slightly thinned out Okril'lon patrols around Nethergarde Keep.
    • Resolved an issue where some Iron Horde Incursion quests were awarding items that had a level 100 requirement to equip or not awarding an item correctly.
  • Premade Groups
    • Forming Premade Groups for questing should no longer result in the interface selecting a Warlords of Draenor zone by default.
    • Resolved a number of interface issues when attempting to form a Premade Group for Random Pandaria Dungeons.
  • Toy Box
  • Classes
    • Death Knight
      • General
        • [Blood Boil] should no longer incorrectly grant Scent of Blood or Runic Power if it doesn't strike a target. Additionally, Blood Boil should no longer incorrectly cause diseases to spread back to the casting Death Knight.
      • Talents
        • [Death Siphon] should no longer heal for more than intended when used against targets that are much lower leveled than the casting Death Knight.
    • Mage
    • Monk
      • Mistweaver
        • [Revival]'s healing is no longer split amongst multiple party or raid members.
  • World Environment
    • Players are now automatically unflagged for PvP when they enter a PvE realm by joining a cross-realm group.
  • Creatures
    • [Requires a realm restart.] To better account for the changes to player health and ability scaling, we've reduced the health and damage of nearly all non-player creatures and NPCs on a level-by-level basis (larger reductions for lower-level creatures, in general).
    • The damage dealt by several of Ordos's abilities has been reduced.
  • Quests
    • Legendary Cloak Quest Line
      • [Requires a realm restart.] N [90] Heart of the Thunder King: Resolved an issue where players were not receiving Lei Shen's heart if they've already defeated them earlier in the week.
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • PvP
    • Level 90 players now deal 25% less damage against other Level 90 players.
    • Battlegrounds and Arenas
      • [Requires a realm restart.] Resolved an issue where Battleground queues were not working correctly.
  • Items
    • For Mists of Pandaria items that used to have a Valor Point cost, players should now be able to sell them back within the 2-hour window. [This hotfix has been stated to have been incorrect: "Hotfix note on the Mists items and refunds is incorrect; you can no longer receive refunds for these items rather than the refund working."]
    •  [Jina-Kang, Kindness of Chi-Ji]'s Spirit of Chi'ji triggered ability should now correctly redistribute overhealing to nearby injured friends.
    • Resolved an issue that could cause items to lose their Transmogrification when zoning into a new area.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Resolved an issue that caused a LUA error when viewing quests that used to offer Justice or Valor Point rewards.
    • Resolved an issue where [Deck Your Collection (Season 1)] achievement was not converting into the correct version after a Faction Change.

October 14

  • World Event: Iron Horde Incursion
    • All quest boss NPCs in the Blasted Lands now have scaling health pools based on the number of players engaging them.
    • Spawn rates for mobs and NPCs in the Blasted Lands have been adjusted.
    • [Requires a realm restart.] Quest items for A [90] Mementos of the Fallen and H [90] Ransacking Nethergarde should now be tracked properly on the mini map.
    • The title, "of the Iron Vanguard" received from completing [The Iron Invasion] achievement is now account-wide.
  • Toy Box
    • Resolved an issue where the toy collection count was incorrectly increasing each time the character logs in.
  • Classes
  • Creatures
    • [Requires a realm restart.] Reduced the health and damage of high level creatures and NPCs in Pandaria to more closely match their relative difficulty before the stat squish.
    • Incarnation of Despair's Last Gasp now deals damage that is more reasonable level in a post stat squish environment.
  • Quests
    • Legendary Cloak Quest Line
      • N [90] Celestial Blessings: Adjusted the damage received by both the player and Wrathion during the challenges for Chi-ji (healer) and Niuzao (tanking) to a reasonable level.
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Raids
      • Resolved an issue in Personal Loot mode where multiple players were unable to loot a boss or chest at the same time.
      • Siege of Orgrimmar
        • Auction house NPCs in Siege of Orgrimmar's should no longer be level 100.
        • Garrosh Hellscream's Iron Star explosion damage has been reduced to a more reasonable level in a post stat squish environment.
      • Throne of Thunder
        • Jin'rokh the Breaker's Static Wound damage has been reduced to a more reasonable level in a post stat squish environment.
        • Shadow Nova damage for Dark Ritualist and Ritual Guard has been reduced to a more reasonable level in a post stat squish environment.
    • Dungeons
      • Upper Blackrock Spire
        • Commander Tharbek received a tuning pass on their damage and ability cooldowns.
        • Awbee should no longer spam their introduction after Commander Tharbek is defeated.
        • Resolved an issue where items were incorrectly disenchanting into Warlords of Draenor enchanting materials.
      • Shado-Pan Monastery
        • Gu Cloudstrike's Magnetic Shroud healing absorption has been reduced to a more reasonable amount in a post stat squish environment.
    • Proving Grounds
      • Tank Trial NPCs now hit harder and have slightly more health.
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
    • Deepwind Gorge
      • Resolved an issue where players were not receiving points for capturing a mine cart.
  • Items
    • Resolved an issue where Tier tokens obtained from Mists of Pandaria Raids could not be exchanged for gear.
    • Resolved an issue where Dame Evniki Kapsalis was incorrectly selling Heirloom items for gold instead of Champion's Seals.
    • Resolved an issue where Nat Pagle was incorrectly selling Draenic or Savage Fishing Poles.

July

See: 5.4.8 Hotfixes | 2014-07-23 01:00 by Blizzard Entertainment Rygarius

July 22

  • Creatures
    • Kurtok the Slayer's health has been reduced to be slightly less menacing to the denizens of Northshire.

June

See: 5.4.8 Hotfixes | 2014-06-04 01:00 by Blizzard Entertainment Rygarius

June 24

  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
    • Deserter debuff
      • Deserter debuff now lasts 5 minutes (down from 20 minutes). New applications of the Deserter debuff within a 20-minute rolling window extends its duration by 5 additional minutes each time, up to a maximum of 20 minutes.
      • The Deserter debuff is applied under the following conditions:
        • Arena or Rated Battlegrounds: Leaving the queue, ignoring the prompt to enter when the match is ready, or leaving the match before anyone has entered combat.
        • Battlegrounds: Leaving before the match is over.
      • Additional information on the change to the Deserter debuff can be found in the forum thread titled Upcoming Deserter Hotfixes for Rated PvP.

June 17

  • Creatures
    • NPC vendors selling Tier 16 armor pieces now have significantly more health.
  • Items
  • Bug Fixes
    • Resolved an issue where the Nightmarish Reins buff could cause players on a flight path to travel slowly.
    • Resolved an issue where players may receive duplicate letters in-game for purchases made on the store.

June 13

  • Timeless Isle
    • Non-rare creatures and NPCs on lower areas of Timeless Isle should now respawn more frequently.

June 9

June 4

  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

June 3

  • Battlegrounds and Arenas

May

See: 5.4.8 Hotfixes | 2014-05-22 01:00 by Blizzard Entertainment Rygarius
See: 5.4.7 Hotfixes | 2014-05-15 01:00 by Blizzard Entertainment Rygarius

May 27

  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
    • Characters in a Tanking specialization in a Rated Battleground now take 50% additional damage (up from 20%) while holding an orb in Temple of Kotmogu or escorting a mine cart in Deepwind Gorge.
  • Items
  • Bug Fixes
    • Resolved an issue where credit for the achievement: [Going To Need A Bigger Bag] was not tracking correctly across characters on the account.
    • Resolved an issue where a graveyard near wreckage of the Silver Dawn in Darkshore was automatically resurrecting players after releasing.

May 21

May 14

  • Classes
    • Paladin
      • Retribution
        • [Sword of Light] now increases healing done by Word of Glory by 60% (up from 30%).
    • Warlock
      • Armor Set
        • Resolved an issue where Warlocks were able to incorrectly retain their Tier-14 4-piece set bonus when the armor is no longer equipped.

May 13

  • Classes
    • Resolved an issue where players were able to incorrectly stack multiple movement speed buffs.
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
    • [Demonic Gateway] can no longer be cast during the Preparation phase in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and Rated Battlegrounds.
    • Ruby Hare is no longer usable in Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds.

May 2

  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Siege of Orgrimmar
      • Garrosh Hellscream
        • [Requires a realm restart.] Garrosh Hellscream now only targets 2 players with Touch of Y'Shaarj and Empowered Touch of Y'Shaarj regardless of raid size on Flexible difficulty. Previously, the number of players targeted by the ability scale from 2 to 4, resulting in a harsh breakpoint for groups with 17-18 players.
        • [Requires a realm restart.] Touch of Y'Shaarj and Empowered Touch of Y'Shaarj cast times have been increased to 3.5 seconds (up from 2.5 seconds) on Flexible difficulty.
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
    • Resolved an issue that was causing Battleground queues to report incorrect wait times.

April

See: 5.4.7 Hotfixes | 2014-04-08 01:00 by Blizzard Entertainment Rygarius

April 28

  • Creatures
    • Elder Lin and Elder Liao now have significantly more health.
    • [Requires a realm restart.] Elder Lin and Elder Liao will now respawn much more quickly.
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Siege of Orgrimmar
      • The Fallen Protectors
        • Resolved an issue where movement-freeing abilities incorrectly forced Mark of Anguish to transfer to another player.
      • Garrosh Hellscream
        • During the Garrosh Hellscream encounter, [Eternal Flame] no longer generates threat during stages 2 and 3 to address an issue that was making the encounter more difficult than intended for raid groups with Protection Paladin tanks.
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
  • UI
    • Resolved an issue where players continue to be listed on the Raid Browser after accepting an invite from someone in a Flexible difficulty raid.

April 23

  • Classes
  • Quests
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Siege of Orgrimmar
      • Malkorok
        • Resolved an issue where Ancient Miasma effects were able to persist after the encounter ended.
      • Garrosh Hellscream
        • During the Garrosh Hellscream encounter, Word of Glory no longer generates threat during stages 2 and 3 to address an issue that was making the encounter more difficult than intended for raid groups with Protection Paladin tanks.
        • Unstable Iron Stars now Fixate on players for 12 seconds (up from 10 seconds) during stage 4 of the Garrosh Hellscream encounter on Heroic difficulty.
    • The Eye of Eternity: Resolved an issue that could prevent players from being able to loot Alexstrasza's Gift after defeating Malygos.
  • Items

April 14

  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Siege of Orgrimmar: Blackfuse Bombling should no longer be incorrectly awarded from the Spoils of Pandaria encounter.
    • Icecrown Citadel: Resolved an issue that could prevent players from being able to loot The Lich King if NPCs dealt fatal damage to him.
    • The Eye: Added additional safeguards to the Kael'thas Sunstrider encounter to address issues that could cause him to sometimes not grant loot if he's defeated too quickly.
  • Achievements
    • [Insane in the Membrane]: Resolved an issue where Exalted status with the various Steamwheedle Cartel factions, as well as Honored status with the Bloodsail Buccaneers faction, were not properly being credited if those reputations subsequently decreased. Players should now be able to earn this achievement if they have ever brought those five reputations to the required levels.

April 7

  • Classes
    • Shaman
      • General
        • Resolved an issue where the visual effect for [Healing Rain] was able to persist indefinately.
  • Quests
    • H [86] Guerrillas in our Midst: Resolved an issue where General Nazgrim can lose his quest giver status, preventing players from being able to complete the quest.
    • N [2] The Lesson of the Burning Scroll: Players now receive the Master's Flame automatically upon accepting the quest.
  • Creatures
    • All world bosses in Mists of Pandaria are no longer tap-to-faction. Players from both factions that engage the world boss at the same time are now eligible for loot.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Each World of Warcraft account can now create a maximum of 10 instances per hour (up from 5).

March

See: 5.4.7 Hotfixes | 2014-03-05 01:00 by Blizzard Entertainment Rygarius

March 25

  • Character Boost
    • Resolved an issue where some boosted characters were unable to see the portal to Pandaria in capital cities.
  • Classes
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Throne of Thunder
      • Reduced the health and damage of Gurubashi, Amani, Drakkari, and Farraki adds during the Horridon encounter by 20% on Raid Finder difficulty.

March 18

  • Character Boost
    • Boosted characters now start in the Shrine of Two Moons for the Horde and Shrine of the Seven Stars for the Alliance.
    • Resolved a number of questing and phasing issues for boosted characters.
  • Classes
    • Rogue
      • Talents
        • Resolved an issue where [Vanish] modified by  [Glyph of Vanish] was incorrectly causing the [Subterfuge] effect to trigger twice. Vanish will now cancel its effect when the duration of Subterfuge expires.
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Siege of Orgrimmar
      • Cross-realm raid groups have been enabled for Siege of Orgrimmar on both Normal and Heroic difficulty.
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
  • Isle of Thunder

March 11

  • Racial Abilities
  • Classes
    • Monk
      • General
        • Successfully parrying an attack with [Swift Reflexes] should no longer incorrectly cause NPC guards to attack the Monk for reflexively striking back at an attacker.
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
    • Twin Peaks and Warsong Gulch
      • The winning team now receives an 18 Honor Point bonus for each capture the opposing team is prevented from completing. This means every capture below 3, up to a maximum of 54 bonus Honor if the losing team had 0 captures.
    • Arathi Basin, Eye of the Storm, and The Battle for Gilneas
      • Bonus Honor is now awarded to the team for every 130 resources gained (down from 260) or every 100 resources gained when it’s featured on Call to Arms (down from 200).
    • Silvershard Mines
      • Bonus Honor is now awarded to the team for every 200 resources gained (down from 265) or every 130 resources gained when it’s featured on Call to Arms (down from 160).
    • Strand of the Ancients
      • The amount of Honor awarded for successfully destroying or defending a gate has been doubled.
  • Timeless Isle
  • Brawler's Guild
    • Hexos: Players should no longer be killed by the maze after successfully defeating Hexos.

March 4

  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Siege of Orgrimmar
      • Paragons of the Klaxxi
        • Kil'ruk the Wind-Reaver’s Reave should now cancel properly if he's defeated while channeling the ability.
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas

February

See: 5.4.7 Hotfixes | 2014-02-21 01:00 by Blizzard Entertainment Rygarius
See: 5.4.2 Hotfixes | 2014-02-06 01:00 by Blizzard Entertainment Rygarius

February 28

  • Bug Fixes
    • Resolved a crash in the client that affected users running Windows XP: Service Pack 3.
    • Resolved a crash that could occur while loading into an area or instance.

February 26

  • Classes
    • Death Knight
      • Talents
        • Resolved an issue where overlapping Anti-Magic Zones were causing the effect to expire more quickly than intended.
    • Hunter
    • Mage
      • Frost
    • Priest
      • General
      • Holy
        • [Lightwell] should no longer incorrectly consume an extra charge while healing players other than the casting Priest.
    • Shaman
      • General
        • Resolved an issue where the duplicated healing done by the Restoration version of [Ascendance] was incorrectly factoring in Battle Fatigue and healing reduction effects on allied targets a second time.
    • Warlock
      • Talents
        • Resolved an issue where players that are under a stealth effect can use up a [Blood Horror] charge without triggering the Horror effect.
  • Pet Battle
    • Resolved an issue that was causing Battle Pet abilities with a high miss chance to hit more often than intended.

February 24

  • Classes
    • Priest
      • Shadow
        • Resolved an issue where using an instant cast spell while under the effects of [Spectral Guise] was incorrectly causing the cooldown for [Psychic Horror] to reset.
  • Pet Battle
    • Resolved an issue where players on some Battlegroups were unable to queue for PvP Pet Battles.
    • Elemental pets should now correctly be taking less damage while the Sandstorm effect is active.

February 20

  • Missing Battle Pets and Mounts
    • Battle Pets and mounts that went missing since the patch should be restored on login.
  • Creatures
    • Resolved an issue where tracking for Honor Point awards on the first kill of rare spawns in Krasarang Wilds were not resetting correctly at the end of each day.
  • UI
    • User Interface Add-Ons are now able to send and receive friend invites with a note over Battle.net®.
    • Send event: BNSendFriendInvite(<BattleTag™/account name>,<optional note>)
    • Receive event to see the note text: BNGetFriendInviteInfoByAddon(<index>)
  • Bug Fixes
    • Resolved a crash that could occur if network connection is lost while loading into an area or instance.
    • Resolved an issue where the client was crashing while using certain User Interface Add-Ons.
    • Resolved an issue where the loading bar does not go away if the user cancels a cinematic being while it's streamed.

February 12

February 10

February 5

  • Creatures
    • Huolon's spawn point has been moved to the ground.
    • [Requires a realm restart.] Ordos can no longer get stuck channeling Eternal Agony indefinitely.

February 4

  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Siege of Orgrimmar
      • Galakras
        • Resolved an issue where players that perform a soft-reset on the raid instance after defeating Galakras would incorrectly zone into the raid at Norushen.
      • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
        • Resolved an issue where Earthbreaker Haromm and Wavebinder Kardris could potentially path underneath the world.
    • Icecrown Citadel: Fixed an issue where defeating The Lich King too quickly could prevent players from receiving loot.

January

See: 5.4.2 Hotfixes | 2014-01-04 01:00 by Blizzard Entertainment Rygarius

January 29

  • Creatures
    • Resolved an issue that could cause Ordos to be stuck in evade. For targets that Ordos cannot reach, he will now summon them to him.
  • Quests
    • H [86] Family Tree: Resolved an issue where Pandaren characters were unable to see their ancestors after lighting the Incense Bundle.

January 28

  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Siege of Orgrimmar
      • Immerseus
        • Immerseus' Swelling Corruption ability should no longer be incorrectly triggering from Balance Druid's Starfall and the Hunter talent, A Murder of Crows on Heroic difficulty.
      • General Nazgrim
        • General Nazgrim should no longer incorrectly be gaining Rage while in Defensive Stance from Balance Druid's Starfall and the Hunter talent, A Murder of Crows.
      • Malkorok
        • Living Corruption's Languish effect should no longer be incorrectly reapplied to players that were under the effect of a Mage's [Alter Time] spell on Heroic difficulty.
  • Items

January 23

  • Lunar Festival
  • Raids, Dungeons, Scenarios
    • Siege of Orgrimmar
      • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
        • Removed Lunar Festival decorations from the Valley of Strength. Garrosh has decided that his Horde has need for such things.
      • General Nazgrim
        • General Nazgrim's Kor'kron Banner now has less health on Raid Finder difficulty.
        • General Nazgrim's Ravager no longer generates Rage when it strikes a player and deaks 50% less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
        • Kor'rkon Warshaman's Healing Tide Totem now heals for 1% (down from 2%) on Raid Finder Difficulty.
        • Kor'kron Warshaman's Empowered Chain Heal now heals for 1% (down from 4%) on Raid Finder difficulty.
  • Items
    • [Requires a realm restart.]  [Anglers Fishing Raft] and  [Bipsi's Bobbing Berg] can no longer be used at the same time. Bipsi's Bobbing Berg should now also allow players to increase their speed just like an Anglers Fishing Raft.

January 21

  • Classes
  • Quests
    • N [71] The Trident of Naz'jan: Resolved an issue that caused Ragnar Drakkarlund to not respawn correctly in certain situations.
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Siege of Orgrimmar
      • For an in-depth explanation of recent changes please see the forum thread from Watcher, Lead Encounter Designer titled: Upcoming Siege of Orgrimmar Changes.
      • Galakras
        • Reduced health on various ranking officials (High Enforcer Thranok and Korgra the Snake) and foot soldiers (Dragonmaw Bonecrusher, Dragonmaw Flagbearer, and Dragonmaw Tidal Shaman) by about 15% on Flexible and 10-player Normal difficulties.
      • Thok the Bloodthirsty
        • Thok the Bloodthirsty's Defeaning Screech now deals 10% less damage on Flexible, 10-player Normal, and 10-player Heroic difficulties.
        • Thok the Bloodthirsty's Shock Blast now deals 10% less damage on Flexible, 10-player Normal, and 10-player Heroic difficulties.
      • Siegecrafter Blackfuse
        • Automated Shredders' health has been reduced by 10%, and its Overload ability now deals 10% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
        • Crawler Mines now have 20% less health on 10-player Heroic difficulty.
        • Disassembled Crawler Mines, Deactivated Electromagnets, Deactivated Laser Turrets, and Deactivated Missle Turrets now have 20% less health on Heroic difficulty.
        • Electromagnet's Magnetic Crush ability now deals 15% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
        • Laser Turret's Superheated damage-over-time effect now deals 25% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
      • Paragons of the Klaxxi
        • Hisek the Swarmkeeper's Multi-Shot ability now deals 20% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
        • Iyyokuk the Lucid's Insane Calculation: Fiery Edge now deals roughly 10% less damage on Heroic difficulty.

January 14

  • Classes
    • Hunter
      • General
        • [Snake Trap] now uses the same version of Mind-Numbing Poison debuff as Rogues; reducing the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
  • Raids, Dungeons, Scenarios
    • Siege of Orgrimmar
      • Paragons of the Klaxxi
        • [Requires a realm restart.] Resolved an issue that could cause tanks to be unable to interact with a fallen Paragon

January 10

  • Classes
    • Death Knight
      • General
        • [Necrotic Strike] now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
    • Hunter
      • Hunter Pets
        • Core hound: [Lava Breath] now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
        • Fox: [Tailspin] now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
        • Goat: [Trample] now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
        • Sporebat: [Spore Cloud] now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
    • Mage
      • Arcane
        • [Slow] now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
    • Rogue
      • General
    • Warlock
      • General
      • Demonology
        • Aura of Enfeeblement now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
  • Quests
    • [Requires a realm restart.] N [71] Winterfin Commerce: Resolved an issue that could cause players to be unable to collect Winterfin Clams.

January 8

  • Classes
    • Druid
      • Balance
        • [Astral Communion] is now immune to interrupts. The ability still cannot be cast while Silenced, this will be corrected in a future patch.
        • [Moonkin Form] now increases the Druid's armor by 100% (up from 60%).
    • Priest
      • Shadow
        • [Shadowform] now increases the Priest's armor by 100% (up from 60%).
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

January 6

  • Classes

January 3