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Archive of Hotfixes from 2009

December 2009 Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - Decmeber 2009 - 12/17 | 2009-12-10 02:04 by Blizz Bornakk.

Thursday, December 17th Edit

Wednesday, December 16th Edit

  • Combat 15 Ionar, in the Halls of Lightning, will now only disperse once during the course of the fight.
  • Combat 15 The Prophet Tharon'ja <Prophet Tharon’Ja> of Drak'Tharon will now only steal your flesh one time during the encounter.
  • Players with the quest Wrath of the Lich King will now properly receive quest credit.
  • Combat 15 Muradin and Combat 15 Saurfang will no longer gain stacks of Battlefury from totems. Additionally, the duration of Battlefury has also been reduced.
  • Combat 15 Lord Marrowgar is now tauntable.
  • The Looking For Group item level requirement for Halls of Reflection has been raised to match the difficulty of the encounters.

Tuesday, December 15th Edit

  • Quel’Delar is now unique equip.
  • Naxxramas can now be cleared in any order for the Immortal and Undying achievements.
  • The drop rate for the Battered Hilt has been increased.
  • The Skeletal Slave in the Pit of Saron has had the ability to drop the Battered Hilt and other random drop epics removed.

Monday, December 14th Edit

  • In Ulduar, the Salvaged Demolisher’s Hurl Boulder ability will now properly ignite tar.
  • Vault of Archavon bosses are again able to be hit by area of effect abilities.
  • [Chains of Ice] is no longer limited to a single target. In addition, when Chains of Ice is used on a snare immune target with [Endless Winter] talented, it will once again apply [Frost Fever].
  • Druids will now be able to shapeshift out of a spell-reflected Entangling Roots spell.
  • The trinket Ephemeral Snowflake will now be triggered by all healing spells.
  • The players’ Gunship will now appropriately dock after achieving victory.
  • Combat 15 Lord Marrowgar will now do significantly less melee damage in both the 10 player normal and 10 player heroic difficulty.
  • [Everlasting Affliction] can now refresh the duration of Corruption on a target when the Warlock casts Shadow Bolt. This talent also refreshes the duration of Corruption with Drain Life and Haunt.

Thursday, December 10th Edit

  • Onyxia will now move at a normal speed when performing a Deep Breath.
  • Onyxia has been cut off from the magic that sustained her invulnerable state.
  • Players will no longer die while zoning into Icecrown citadel as the Gunship event resets.
  • The Battered Hilt will show it’s appropriate faction-racial restrictions.
  • Hunters, Rogues, and Shaman will once again be able to roll need on off-hand weapons when the need before greed looting system is active.
  • Earthen Power now properly removes snare effects.
  • Hunger for Blood now increases a rogue's damage by 10% down from 15%.
  • The Ephemeral Snowflake trinket now has a very short cooldown to prevent it from restoring inappropriately large amounts of mana.
  • The Shadow damage from Scourge Strike will no longer be able to critically strike. The physical component will continue to be able to critically strike.
  • You are now able to recast Mind Flay after missing with the spell without receiving a “This spell is not ready yet” message.

Wednesday, December 9th Edit

  • Onyxia has settled down and is once again killable and flying in the proper areas during phase 2.
  • Icetouched Earthragers casting Avalanche now deals appropriate damage.
  • The quest “Keeping the Enemy at Bay” is now completable.
  • Totems are no longer targeted by chain effects as intended.
  • The Death Knight chest piece, Scourgelord Chestguard, has been updated to reflect appropriate tanking statistics.
  • Emblem of Triumph quartermasters now allows players to pay one Emblem of Triumph to purchase one Emblem of Conquest.
  • The NPC Usuri Brightcoin in Dalaran now allows players to pay one Emblem of Frost to purchase one Emblem of Triumph.
  • Bosses no longer respawn in the new Frozen Halls 5 player dungeon after being defeated.
  • Scourgelord Tyrannus now heals to full when the encounter begins.
  • The chance for epic items to drop off trash mobs in the Icecrown Citadel raid dungeons has been reduced.
  • The chance for epic items to drop off trash mobs in the Frozen Halls 5 player dungeons has been reduced.
  • Running up the ramp at the end of the 3rd encounter in Halls of Reflection will no longer disconnect players.
  • Trading soulbound items will no longer make them appear as lost.
  • Improved Counterspell now triggers Burning Determination as intended.
  • The Call to Arms: Warsong Gulch daily quest is now properly offered to players of all levels.
  • The quest No Mercy for the Merciless can now be completed as intended.

October 2009 Edit

Saturday, October 24th Edit

See Hallow's End Achievement Issue | 2009-10-19 02:12 by Blizz Bornakk.

  • We have recently applied a hotfix that should no longer cause certain Candy Buckets to affect a character's ability to complete the Trick or Treats of Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor and Outlands for Hallow's End. Characters are now free to get candy from any location they have not yet gathered from and can complete the achievements.

Thursday, October 22nd Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - October 2009 - 10/22 | 2009-10-22 23:39 by Blizz Bornakk.

  • Disenchanting and shattering has been slightly altered to provide more Infinite Dust than before.

September 2009 Edit

Wednesday, September 30th Edit

See Brewfest Extended | 2009-09-30 22:11 by Blizz Bornakk.

  • Brewfest is a time of year where the focus is placed squarely on the celebration of fun and food. In order to give everyone enough time to truly experience this event (and after some fine tuning on the part of the event organizers), we will be extending the event two additional days. The festivities will end on October 5th at 11:59PM, so don't miss it!

See Re: Recent In-Game Fixes - September 2009 - 9 | 2009-09-30 23:57 by Blizz Bornakk.

Thursday, September 24th Edit

See Onyxia Now Resets on Tuesdays | 2009-09-24 19:42 by Blizz Bornakk.

  • With the updates to the Combat 15 Onyxia encounter in patch 3.2.2, this boss now resets every Tuesday like most raid instances. There was an issue when the patch first launched where an incorrect reset timer was listed. This has been resolved and Onyxia will reset next Tuesday as intended.

Wednesday, September 23rd Edit

See Re: Recent In-Game Fixes - September 2009 - 9 | 2009-09-24 04:37 by Blizz Crygil.

Tuesday, September 22nd Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - September 2009 - 9/22 | 2009-09-22 20:04 by Blizz Bornakk.

Wednesday, September 9th Edit

See Holy Wrath Hotfix | 2009-09-09 00:13 by Blizz Daelo.

We just deployed a hotfix to modify [Holy Wrath] so this spell has the same diminishing return mechanics that other player stun spells and abilities currently have. This will prevent Undead creatures that we wish to be susceptible to stun from being permanently stunned if you include enough Paladins in your raid who then rotate their Holy Wrath casts.

This will affect the difficulty of Combat 15 Anub'arak, but we didn't want the "right way" to defeat this fight to involve bringing five Paladins who [glyphed] their Holy Wrath spell.


See Trial of the Grand Crusader Difficulty Hotfix | 2009-09-09 00:55 by Blizz Daelo.

We just hotfixed the following changes to the Trial of the Grand Crusader (aka Heroic mode).

  • Beasts of Northrend
    • Fixed a bug where the flag that prevents a creature from gaining attack speed after a parry was inadvertently left off Combat 15 Gormok the Impaler. This bug is fixed in normal mode as well.
    • Increased the amount of time players have to defeat the encounter before Combat 15 Icehowl berserks.
    • You have an extra half second to get out of the way of a very angry charging Yeti. Players with high ping rejoice.
    • Icehowl will become tauntable. (This particular element isn't hotfixed quite yet, but should be shortly).
  • Combat 15 Lord Jaraxxus


See Recent In-Game Fixes - September 2009 - 9/9 | 2009-09-10 00:04 by Blizz Bornakk.

Tuesday, September 8th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - September 2009 - 9/8 | 2009-09-09 00:43 by Blizz Bornakk.

Friday, September 4th Edit

See Re: Anubarak - Floor reappears after a soft reset | 2009-09-04 01:39 by Blizz Daelo.

  • Ok, we just deployed a hotfix that will repair all broken saved raids of the Crusader's Coliseum that did not have Neutral 15 Barrett Ramsey <Argent Coliseum Master> properly spawn. Without Barrett Ramsey, raids are unable to start the event that grants access to the final boss. You will have to soft reset the instance again if you already have your broken instance open, but Barrett should be back after that.

Thursday, September 3rd Edit

See Re: Anubarak - Floor reappears after a soft reset | 2009-09-03 04:03 by Blizz Daelo.

  • A hotfix has been deployed that will prevent the instance from entering a bugged state where Neutral 15 Barrett Ramsey <Argent Coliseum Master> does not spawn after a soft reset. If you haven't gotten to Anub'arak yet, you'll be fine now.

August 2009 Edit

Wednesday, August 27th Edit

See Val'kyr Twins Bug Fixes | 2009-08-27 01:52 by Blizz Daelo.

  • The following bug fixes to Val'kyr Twins were just deployed, and they will increase the overall difficulty of the encounter.
    • Surge of Light and Surge of Darkness were not being cast properly on Normal difficulties.
    • Light Vortex was doing less damage than Dark Vortex.
  • Along with those two major bug fixes, we also increased the rate with which the Concentrated Light and Concentrated Darkness spawns

Monday, August 10th Edit

See Re: Recent In-Game Fixes - August 2009 - 8/10 | 2009-08-06 01:44 by Blizz Crygil.

  • Several changes have been made to the Seaforium Bombs and Huge Seaforium Bombs:
    • Seaforium Bombs and Huge Seaforium Bombs will now do less damage to players.
    • Seaforium Bombs and Huge Seaforium Bombs will now do more siege damage.
    • The respawn timer on Seaforium Bombs and Huge Seaforium Bombs have been reduced.
  • In the Flame Leviathan encounter, the Tower of Life buff will no longer remain active after the Tower of Life has been destroyed.
  • The melee damage of Acidmaw, Dreadscale and Icehowl, in the Beasts of Northrend encounter, has been slightly reduced in the 10-player encounter.

Saturday, August 8th Edit

See Re: Recent In-Game Fixes - August 2009 - 8/6 | 2009-08-09 00:48 by Blizz Crygil.

Thursday, August 6th Edit

See Re: Recent In-Game Fixes - August 2009 - 8/6 | 2009-08-07 02:31 by Blizz Crygil.

During the 3.2 development cycle, players reported the bug that Hot Streak did not trigger from Living Bomb critical periodic damage. Initially, we made the decision to continue preventing Hot Streak from triggering. This resulted in the "non-periodic" text being added to the Hot Streak tooltip. Late in the 3.2 cycle, the decision was revisited, and Hot Streak was allowed to trigger from Living Bomb periodic damage, but too late to correct the tooltip. However, around the same time, Living Bomb was changed to be allowed on multiple targets per Mage. In addition, our QA team discovered a 3.2.0 live bug that periodic damage from Fireball and Frostfire Bolt was being counted toward breaking the Hot Streak (as these could never crit). In discussion yesterday, we determined that with multiple targets per Mage, Living Bomb periodic damage triggering Hot Streak was too powerful. However, we still liked Living Bomb being used on multiple targets and didn’t want to change that. Instead, yesterday (Wed Aug 5) we hotfixed Hot Streak so it could no longer be triggered by periodic damage, resolving both the bug with Fireball and Frostfire Bolt, and the balance concern with Living Bomb. In the course of that hotfix, a data error was introduced which caused the non-periodic damage from Fireball and Frostfire Bolt to never break the Hot Streak streaks on non-crits. That data error was corrected with a hotfix this morning (Thr Aug 6).

Final result:

Host Streak triggers exactly as stated in its tooltip: "2 non-periodic spell criticals in a row using Fireball, Fire Blast, Scorch, Living Bomb, or Frostfire Bolt". Only non-periodic damage interacts with it, and only those spells listed. Periodics do not affect the streak in any way. Direct damage from the listed spells always count, for or against the streak.

Sorry for any confusion that resulted from us not posting this sooner. We’ve been making many fixes since 3.2 went live this week.

Wednesday, August 5th Edit

See Re: Recent In-Game Fixes - August 2009 - 8/6 | 2009-08-09 00:48 by Blizz Crygil.

July 2009 Edit

Tuesday, July 21st Edit

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  • Tamed Garwal pets have had their skins changed to the Northrend white worg appearance. In addition they have been reset to level 68, or 5 levels below the hunter's level, whichever is higher. They are now a proper wolf pet with a talent tree, pet skills, and can be fed normally.


See Re: Recent In-Game Fixes - 7/7/09 | 2009-07-21 21:50 by Blizz Bornakk.

Tuesday, July 7th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 7/7/09 | 2009-07-08 04:38 by Blizz Crygil.

  • Garwal is no longer able to be tamed by hunters.

Thursday, July 2nd Edit

See Yogg-Saron Hotfixes | 2009-07-02 18:12 by Blizz Daelo.

  • We've made one additional change to a specific element of the Yogg-Saron fight. Since the fight went live, there has been a hidden protection for players that prevents the casting of Psychosis and Malady of the Mind on targets with less than 30 Sanity. However, because Malady of the Mind has a slow missile speed and the hidden protection could take a second or two to apply, it was quite possible for the 30 sanity targeting threshold to be breached by these two random unavoidable effects.

    To try to address this we're raising the threshold to 40 sanity, and increasing the missile speed of Malady of the Mind. Note that the spells are still being cast just as often, so the net sanity loss to the raid will still be the same. This hotfix just evens out the random targeting of the spells across the raid. Also note that the threshold is for targeting purposes of those two spells only, and this fix means Psychosis or Malady of the Mind can still bring you below 40 sanity. If you have 41 sanity, you're a valid target and can then be brought to 32 sanity by a casting of Psychosis on you.

Wednesday, July 1st Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 7/1/09 | 2009-07-01 23:25 by Blizz Bornakk.

June 2009 Edit

Tuesday, June 30th Edit

See Yogg-Saron Hotfixes | 2009-06-30 02:04 by Blizz Daelo.

  • Immortal Guardians are now able to target players in the "illusion room" of Yogg-Saron with their summoning ability. This hotfix has been fully deployed to all regions.
  • We're also in the process of deploying a hotfix for an issue with Immortal Guardians that could cause them to pause their movement before reaching melee range. This fix will also prevent the Immortal Guardian from running away if their target is stunned.

Thursday, June 25th Edit

See Re: Recent In-Game Fixes - 6/22/09 | 2009-06-25 17:24 by Blizz Bornakk.

  • The hard mode of the Mimiron encounter has received the following changes: the damage of the flames has been reduced, the damage/health gained from the Emergency Buff has been slightly reduced, the range of the Emergency Fire Bot's Deafening Siren ability has been reduced in heroic difficulty and this ability is no longer cast in normal difficulty, the damage of Heat Wave in phase 2 has been reduced, and the damage from Plasma Blast in phase 1 has been reduced.

Monday, June 22nd Edit

See Re: Recent In-Game Fixes - 6/22/09 | 2009-06-05 00:19 by Blizz Bornakk.

  • We are in the process of applying an in-game fix that will restart all of the quests associated with the Midsummer Fire Festival event and allow players to complete them once again. If you are in the process of completing an achievement such as Money achievement Extinguishing Kalimdor, this fix will reset your progress and you will need start over. This fix will require realms to be restarted.

Thursday, June 17th Edit

See Re: Recent In-Game Fixes - 6/8/09 | 2009-06-05 00:19 by Blizz Crygil.

  • Once the Yogg-Saron encounter is started players outside of Yogg-Saron's area will begin to go insane, after 15 seconds.

Tuesday, June 15th Edit

See Re: Recent In-Game Fixes - 6/8/09 | 2009-06-16 04:07 by Blizz Crygil.

Thursday, June 11th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 6/9/09 | 2009-06-11 00:00 by Blizz Bornakk

  • The Yogg-Saron encounter has received the following changes: Death Ray no longer hits players who are under the effect of Malady of the Mind, Guardians of Yogg-Saron no longer use Dominate Mind, the spawn rate of Guardians of Yogg-Saron is more forgiving, and these Guardians will no longer spawn if a player that is protected by Hodir's Flash Freeze hits an Ominous Cloud.
  • In the opening sequence of Ulduar you can now see Liquid Pyrite from farther away.
  • The Flame Leviathan encounter has received the following changes: the bonus health Flame Leviathan receives per tower has been reduced, the ejection height from Flame Leviathan has been reduced, the snare effect of the Tower of Frost has been removed, and the cannons on Demolishers and Siege Enginers should now break Flash Frozen vehicles in 1 shot.
  • The XT-002 Deconstructor encounter has received the following changes: the health of the heart has been slightly reduced in heroic difficulty and the rate at which Gravity Lapse and Searing Light are cast has been reduced.

Monday, June 8th Edit

Recent In-Game Fixes - 6/4/09 | 2009-06-09 00:00 by Blizz Bornakk

See Vindication Talent Change | 2009-06-08 00:00 by Blizz Bornakk

  • We are in the process of completing a hotfix that could go live as early as this afternoon that will make the Paladin talent Vindication no longer reduce Intelligence or Stamina from the target it is applied to. The talent will continue to reduce Agility, Spirit, and Strength as it currently does. We felt this change will help balance the ability out, especially in the lower arena brackets where they are very prominent, while not being a negative impact on a Retribution Paladin's PvE dps.

    Once this hotfix is live, the tooltip will be incorrect until we can update it in the next content patch.

Friday, June 5th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 6/4/09 | 2009-06-09 00:00 by Blizz Crygil

Thursday, June 4th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 6/4/09 | 2009-06-09 00:00 by Blizz Crygil

Tuesday, June 2nd Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-06-02 05:50 by Blizz Crygil

Monday, June 1st Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-06-02 05:50 by Blizz Bornakk

May 2009 Edit

May 22nd Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

  • A bug with the Blood Draining weapon enchant has been fixed to allow the Blood Reserves to restore the proper amount of health.
  • Wintergrasp Demolishers should now properly damage all Siege Workshops.
  • The bonus damage from spell power on the Druid ability Thorns has been reduced by half.
  • The bonus damage from spell power on the Paladin ability Retribution Aura has been reduced by half. The threat generated by that damage has been doubled per point of damage to keep the threat generation about equal to before.

May 21st Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

May 19th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

  • Innervate now properly restores the correct amount of mana to Shapeshifted targets that do not have a mana bar active.
  • Thrust and Shield-Break attacks in the Argent Tournament are correctly being mitigated by the number of Defends that are active on the target.
  • The Supercharged ability on Storm Tempered Keepers near Auriaya will no longer increase the damage of Storm Wave.
  • Some of the trash mob packs have been removed in the areas leading to Ignis the Furnace Master and Freya.
  • In the tunnel leading to Mimiron, the Clockwork Sapper's Ice Turret's ability, Ice Nova, now does considerably less damage in both difficulty modes.
  • In the Antechamber leading to the Assembly of Iron, the Rune Etched Sentry's ability, Flaming Rune, does considerably less damage over time in both difficulty modes.
  • The Molten Colossus near Ignis the Furnace Master will no longer cast Unquenchable Flames.
  • Chamber Overseer's Staggering Roar does considerably less damage.
  • Some issues were fixed and Algalon the Observer should now properly reset every time a raid wipes.
  • The hit point increasing hard mode ability for XT-002 Deconstructor has been reduced to 50% in the 10 player Normal setting, and 60% in the 25 player Heroic setting. The corresponding damage increase for XT-002 has also been reduced to 15%. Life Sparks also have half of their previous hit point values.
  • The engineering boot enchant, Nitro Boosts, will no longer be usable in rated or skirmish arena matches.
  • The duration of Kologarn's Crunch Armor effect has been greatly reduced in normal difficulty. This change negates the explicit need to tank swap Kologarn.
  • Thorim's Chain Lightning will no longer affect more than 8 targets in normal and heroic difficulty.
  • General Vezax now does 10% less melee damage in normal difficulty.
  • Thorim's Unbalancing Strike ability will no longer be able to miss and will now function as an "on next swing" ability.

May 15th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

May 14th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

  • The chance for the Lightning Overload talent to be triggered is being increased from 7/13/20% to 11/22/33%.
  • We have decreased or removed the stealth detection from numerous items. Please visit this link for more information
  • Wild Growth can no longer proc Revitalize if you don't have talent points spent in Revitalize.
  • In the Yogg Saron encounter, Paladin Judgement spells will no longer cause diminish power from Crusher Tentacles to cease channeling.
  • The vehicles in the Flame Leviathon encounter will now respawn faster.
  • Hodir will no longer shatter his Rare Cache of Winter if defeated while casting a spell, like Flash Freeze.

May 13th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

  • If a pet dies from Overwhelming Power on Steelbreaker in Ulduar, Steelbreaker will gain an Electrical Charge.
  • The Doomguard's ability Cripple now reduces ranged and melee attack speed by 20% instead of 45%. Cripple's slowing effect does not stack with other slowing effects such as Thunderclap and Infected Wounds.
  • Thorim's Unbalancing Strike ability will now be used at more consistent intervals.

May 7th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

  • The Impale ability used by the Iron Ring Guards in the Thorim encounter should now hit the player tanking them and only that player tanking them.
  • The damage done by Swamplord Musel'ek's Aimed Shot ability has been reduced and be more in line for players at the appropriate level to face him.
  • We have corrected an issue with the two-piece set bonus for the Paladin set, Conqueror's Aegis. Holy Mending no longer costs additional mana.
  • We recently made a change to the sell value of Nerubian Legguards. The material costs used to create this item were unintentionally low, and we were prompted to make changes to minimize the impact on the game's economy.

May 4th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

  • The NPCs just inside the front entrance of Ulduar (like a repair ogre) should no longer despawn.
  • The Druid Tier 8 Nightsong Battlegear 4 piece bonus should now properly extend the length of Savage Roar.
  • The Auriaya encounter has received the following changes: The range of Savage Pounce has been slightly reduced, the impact and periodic damage has been reduced in Heroic difficulty, the Guardian Swarm ability now summons 10 Swarming Guardians instead of 25 but their individual damage has been increased.
  • The reflected damage done by Elder Stonebark with his Petrified Bark ability has been significantly reduced.
  • In the Hodir encounter, the time to complete the hard mode has been increased to 3 minutes. (This will be applied during maintenance beginning with North America on Tuesday May 5.)
  • The health of the Heart of the Deconstructor in the XT-002 Deconstructor encounter has been reduced.
  • In the Thorim encounter, the Iron Ring Guard's Whirling Trip ability will now only hit the tank.
  • In the Assembly of Iron encounter, the duration of Overwhelming Power has been increased to 30 seconds in heroic mode and the amount of healing that Steelbreaker receives from Electrical Charge has been reduced to 20% of his max health.
  • The first pack of trash mobs in the Conservatory of Life has been removed, one of the trash packs in the General Vezax room has been removed, all of the humanoids in General Vezax's room are no longer immune to stuns, the Faceless Horrors will only go immune and summon Void Beasts once instead of 3 times, and the damage done when a Clockwork Sapper explodes has been significantly reduced.

April 2009 Edit

April 30th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

  • Mimiron should no longer continue to cast Heat Wave after phase 2 is completed.
  • Players who are Champions of Exodar should now display the appropriate Exodar banner.
  • The Pollinate spell cast by the Forest Swarmer inside of the Conservatory of Life in Ulduar should no longer be Spellstealable.
  • The Warlock ability Nether Protection will reduce spell damage by 30% instead of 60%.
  • If a player loses their Orphan Whistle at any time during the in-game Children's Week event they can speak to a Matron in cities to receive a replacement.
  • The NPCs in the Hodir encounter will now cast Storm Power and Toasty Fire more quickly after being freed from Flash Freeze at the start of the encounter. Toasty Fire will also be cast more consistently throughout the fight.
  • Blind (Rogue) is now in the same diminishing returns category as Fear effects, but no longer shares diminishing returns with Cyclone (Druid).
  • The Warlock ability Death Coil now heals you for 300% of the damage done, up from 100%.
  • Mana Burn has been reduced to 10% mana burned (up to a maximum of 20% of the Priests mana), down from 13% (max 26%).
  • Mana Burn now causes Fear, Hex and Psychic Scream to break early when used.
  • Players can now obtain another orphan whistle from an orphan matron, even if they have completed all the associated orphan's quests.
  • Fixed an issue with the achievement "Money achievement Daily Chores," which prevented players from getting credit for daily quests if they had already completed dailies without their orphan present.

April 29th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

  • Fixed an issue where Mimiron could randomly change targets while casting P3Wx2 Laser Barrage in phase 4. It is still possible for it to appear that he is turning quickly for an instant to shoot another direction, but this is just a visual bug that will be resolved in a future patch.
  • The Auriaya encounter has received the following changes: the damage of Strength of the Pack has been increased, the duration of Terrifying Screech has been reduced, the damage of Sonic Screech has been reduced, and the damage from Seeping Feral Essence has been reduced.

April 28th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

  • Pure Saronite mining nodes have temporarily been disabled in Ulduar and will return in the future.
  • The effectiveness of the Priest spell Divine Hymn has been reduced.
  • The Priest ability Soul Warding now only reduces the mana cost of Power Word: Shield by 15% instead of 30%. The tooltip for this spell will be updated at a later date.
  • Glyph of Mass Dispel will now reduce the cost of the spell by only 35%.
  • The Emalon encounter has received the following changes: The total health of the Tempest Minions has been reduced and Emalon's Chain Lightning spell will now have a limit on the number of targets it can hit.
  • The Ignis the Furnace Master encounter has received the following changes: The interrupt effect and duration of the damage from Flame Jets has been reduced, the damage from the Slag pot has been reduced, the number of Heat stacks needed to transform an Iron Construct into a Molten state has been reduced, the base melee damage done by Ignis has been reduced, and the damage bonus Ignis receives from Strength of the Creator has been slightly increased.
  • The Assault Bots on the Mimiron encounter will now attack faster, in turn they will do less damage per hit.
  • Spring Flowers will not cast or go on cooldown if the target already has the buff.
  • The XT-002 Deconstructor encounter has received the following changes: The duration of Tympanic Trantrum has been reduced, the timer for XT-002 to hit berserk has been increased, the damage of Light Bomb has been reduced, the effect radius of Light Bomb has been reduced, and the health of XM-024 Pummeler has been reduced.
  • The aggro radius for several trash mobs before General Vezax has been reduced and the health has been reduced on Void Beasts and Faceless Horrors.
  • The Kologarn encounter has received the following changes: The damage of Stone Grip has been reduced, the amount of time to break someone out from the right hand has been increased, the radius and damage of Rumble has been reduced, and the damage of Focused Eyebeam has been reduced.
  • The Assembly of Iron encounter has received the following changes: The damage of Rune of Death has been reduced, the damage of Chain Lightning has been reduced, and the damage of Lightning Whirl has been reduced.

April 24th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

April 23rd Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

April 22nd Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

April 21st Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

  • The Saronite Animus in the heroic General Vezax encounter has had its health increased.
  • The Mimiron hard mode has received the following changes: increased damage from Flames, increased damage from Frost Bomb (in heroic), increased damage from Water Spray, and increased the health and damage bonuses he receives from Emergency Mode.
  • The damage bonus of the Frozen Power talent should no longer affect boss creatures.
  • The buff players receive from Tenacity in Wintergrasp is now stronger.
  • Stoneclaw Totem should no longer put a shield on hostile targets.
  • For the trash mobs leading to Mimiron: the damage from a Clockwork Sapper's Energy Sap ability has been decreased, the Energy Sap no longer drains mana, and the health of Boomer XP-500 has been decreased.
  • General Vezax's abilities, Mark of the Faceless and Shadow Crash, may hit players in melee range depending on the situation and player setup.
  • Players should no longer be able to quench the Unquenchable Flames debuff from a Molten Colossus by using spells like Cloak of Shadows or Divine Protection. The Molten damage from when Iron Constructs turn molten has been reduced, the ground damage from Scorch has been reduced, and the total health of Ignis himself has been reduced.
  • For Ignis the Furnace Master, Strength of the Creator will now only affect physical damage and he will have to wait for a short time to charge after casting Flame Jets.
  • Katherine Lee should no longer be attackable in Dalaran, meanies.
  • Shattering Throw will no longer consume an extra 25 rage.
  • The heirloom item, Discerning Eye of the Beast, will now return mana at any level.
  • The item Gauntlets of the Wretched can now be sold or disenchanted.
  • All of the additional creatures spawned during the XT-002 Deconstructor encounter can now be snared in either difficulty.
  • It will be slightly more difficult to skip Tympanic Tantrum on XT-002 Deconstructor.
  • For the Hodir encounter, the damage from Champion of Hodir's Freezing Breath has been reduced, the haste effect from Starlight has been decreased, and the timer for the hard mode has been decreased.
  • For the Thorim encounter, the Dark Rune Champion should no longer whirlwind after being disarmed and the Runic Colossus should no longer melee when it charges.
  • Glyph of Polymorph will no longer limit the number of recipes learned through Northrend Inscription Research.
  • The Iron Council encounter has received the following changes: the amount healed through Electric Charge has been increased, the timer to Berserk has been increased, the range of Overload has been decreased, the Lightning Elementals are no longer immune to the nature school, Stormcaller Brundir's melee damage has been decreased (only in normal mode), and increased Runemaster Molgeim's damage (only in heroic mode).
  • The Kologarn encounter has received the following changes: the speed of the Eyebeam has been decreased, the amount of damaged required to break a player from Stone Grip has been decreased, and slightly decreased the amount of damage done by Stone Grip.
  • Some changes we have made to the trash mobs in the Antechamber (the area near Iron Council) are: the Devastating Leap from the Chamber Overseer is now a Stun Mechanic, Chamber Overseers should no longer be immune to disarm, standing on the Flaming Rune should no longer proc Runic Explosion, Iron Menders should be immune to charm, Charged Dwarves should be immune to charm, the damage from Ball Lightning cast by Lightning Charged Iron Dwarves has been decreased in heroic difficulty, and the damage of Runed Flame Jets have been decreased.
  • The Auriaya encounter has received the following changes: Sanctum Sentries should no longer spawn while Auriaya is in combat and lowered the damage of Savage Pounce.
  • Sniper Training should no longer remove players from stealth.
  • Death Strike will now heal the Death Knight for 5% of his or her maximum health per disease on the target, up to a maximum of 15%.
  • Focus Magic and Hunger for Blood should no longer last through a talent switch.
  • Vanish should now properly remove the effects of the Mage spell Slow.
  • The Mimiron encounter has received the following changes: the damage of Proximity Mines has been decreased, Proximity Mines should no longer explode and damage players after they explode and disappear, the initial cooldown of Shock Blast in phase 4 has been altered so it shouldn't be cast the same time as Laser Barrage in this phase, the casting time of Self Repair has been increased, and the Assault Bots had their damage decreased in both and normal modes and their health decreased in only heroic mode.
  • Emalon should no longer use any of his special abilities for a short time after casting Overcharge.
  • The Yogg-Saron encounter has received the following changes: Guardians of Yogg-Saron in phase 1 and Immortal Guardians in phase 3 have had their health reduced by 15% in heroic mode, the Destabilization Matrix cast by Mimiron will now correctly hinder the casting speed of Crusher Tentacles in both normal and heroic modes.
  • Psychic Horror will now properly disarm targets at all ranges.
  • The Razorscale encounter has received the following changes: the mole machines should now spawn closer together, Razorscale's Fireball damage has been decreased in normal mode only, and Dark Rune Sentinel health has been reduced.
  • Players can no longer summon the Black Knight unless you are riding an Argent Warhorse.
  • Some of the trash mobs in Ulduar have received the following changes: the Molten Colossus should do less damage in normal mode, the Superheated Winds cast by Magma Ragers should have a smaller radius, and a slightly slower periodic damage, and Faceless Horrors have had their health reduced.
  • The Stone Nova ability cast by Rubble in the Kologarn encounter has had it's damage decreased, will now be mitigated by armor, but can no longer be blocked, dodged, or parried.
  • Freya's Gift will now properly contain Emblems of Valor or Emblems of Conquest as appropriate for the completion of the encounter.
  • Kologarn should no longer permanently despawn without being killed.
  • Some creatures in the Conservatory of Life have undergone the following changes: the health of Guardian Lashers has been reduced, reduced the number of charges of Elder Stonebark's Petrified Bark ability, the healing of the Forest Swarmer's Pollinate ability has been reduced, the frequency of the Forest Swarmer's Pollinate ability has been increased, the healing of the Misguided Nymph's Bind Life ability has been reduced in heroic mode.
  • Ignis the Furnace Master has had his melee damage reduced.
  • Shadow Mastery and Improved Scorch will no longer stack with each other.
  • Critical strikes from the Hunter ability Explosive Shot should properly trigger Thrill of the Hunt again.

April 17th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

  • Several changes to the Razorscale encounter have been made including the range and damage of the Dark Rune Watcher's Chain Lightning being reduced, and the radius of Razorscale's Devouring Flame being slightly reduced.
  • To increase the challenge, Hodir's hard mode should need to be completed faster than before and the bonus of the Moonlight buff that NPCs provide to players should be decreased.
  • Totem of the Dancing Flame should no longer cause a target affected by Stormstrike to take additional damage.
  • Maim should no longer be removable with Berserker Rage.
  • The damage done by Thorim and Sif in hard mode has been increased in multiple ways.
  • Freya has had her health and damage increased in hard mode in multiple ways.
  • The Ignis the Furnace Master encounter has received several changes. To make his individual hits less devastating, we reduced his overall melee damage by about 15% but he swings faster now. In normal mode we increased the cooldown of Activate Construct from 30 to 40 seconds. We also decreased the damage of the Scorch ground effect by 20% on both difficulties.
  • XT-002 Deconstructor's health and damage has been slightly increased in hard mode.
  • XT-002 Deconstructor will no longer cast Light Bomb or Gravity Bomb while channeling Tympanic Tantrum.
  • Piercing Shots will now cause the correct amount of damage against shielded targets.
  • The healing a Death Knight receives from damage done by Death Strike has been reduced.
  • Earthen Power will now properly be applied on the first pulse of an Earthbind Totem.
  • The paladin ability Vengeance can no longer be spellstolen.
  • For the trash leading up to Ignis the Furnace Master, the Magma Rager's Superheated Winds have had their speed reduced. The normal mode Molten Colossus have had the cooldown of Pyroblast increased.
  • The trash mobs leading to Mimiron can now see through stealth/invisible, no more sneaking past.
  • In the General Vezax encounter on hard mode, the Saronite Animus's Profound Darkness will now hit harder.
  • The Twilight Whelps on the Sartharion encounter will now properly come outside of the twilight realm.
  • Ignis the Furnace Master should no longer melee players he is grabbing.

April 16th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

  • We have made it so player cannot attack additional quest giver NPCs at the Argent Tournament.
  • Pets have been properly trained to now attack Kologarn when instructed.
  • Hunter pets should now have their talents refunded when a hunter switches talent specs, even if they are dismissed at the time.
  • When re-implemented into the game, the trash mobs before XT-002 Deconstructor should be a little easier to defeat.
  • Blood Boil should no longer penetrate Ice Block or Divine Shield.
  • Rank 2 of maim should now correctly provide an interrupt effect.
  • Improved Aspect of the Hawk should no longer allow Rapid Regeneration to provide additional mana beyond the intended scope of the ability.
  • Players killed or ghosts that move into Crystalsong Forest should now be on a spectral gryphon to ride back to their body.
  • Champion of the Frozen Wastes should now be able to be completed again.
  • Lifebloom can no longer be forced to bloom early.
  • Stunning a druid while not in cat form should no longer remove the Primal Tenacity buff.
  • The Glyph of Envenom was not supposed to be put into the game and has been removed.
  • Quest giving NPCs at the Argent Tournament should no longer be able to be attacked by players.
  • Certain fishing nodes for one of the fishing daily quests should no longer be spawned on land.
  • The Book of Glyph Mastery has had its drop rate increased.
  • T.N.T. should now properly increase the damage of Explosive Trap.
  • The disarm effect from Psychic Horror should no longer be able to be dodged.
  • Players should no longer be able to equip and soulbind an item they aren't able to use.

April 15th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

  • We have altered XT-002 Deconstructor's heart aggro radius down to 60 yards so players will no longer get stuck in combat when at the entrance to his room.
  • The trash mobs before XT-002 Deconstructor have temporarily been disabled. These mobs will return in the future after we have resolve the issue with them being linked.
  • Shattering a Construct during the Ignis the Furnace Master encounter will now decrease the number of Strength of the Creator stack buffs he has by one.
  • You can no longer check the box to make your character "at war" with the Sunreavers faction.
  • Upon completion of the quest "Quest:The Last Line Of Defense" you will continue to the proper phase for the story in Icecrown.
  • We have hotfixed the damage of the Warlock spell Conflagrate from 100% to 70% of Immolate's total periodic damage instantly. The tooltip may still show 100% until a future update though.
  • Death knights casting Reaping will no longer cause Pestilence to convert 2 Blood Runes into Death Runes.
  • The Dark Rune Sentinels in the 10 player Razorscale encounter have had hit points and damage reduced.
  • The effects of Meltdown will no longer be able to be bypassed by using Divine Shield.
  • Each difficulty level of Flame Leviathon's hard modes have had the boss's health increased.
  • We have temporarily removed Emblems of Valor and Emblems of Conquest from all levels of difficulty from the chest, Freya's Gift, that you receive upon completion of the Freya encounter. We will restore these in a future patch when the issue has been resolved.
  • The enrage time for the Razorscale encounter has been increased to 10 minutes.
  • The Dark Rune Watchers will no longer cast chain lightning while moving.
  • Elemental Mastery will no longer allow a player to cast 2 spells instantly.

April 9th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

  • We recently made a change to the sell value and disenchant materials obtained from Legplates of Conquest. The material costs used to create this item were unintentionally low, and we were prompted to make changes to minimize the impact on the game's economy.

April 8th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09 | 2009-05-23 01:12 by Blizz Bornakk

  • We have updated the Silent Fang so the chance to proc decreases starting at level 61 and is no longer possible on targets level 71+. The proc effect also causes diminishing returns with controllable silences such as Improved Counterspell and Strangulate.

April 1st Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/1/09 | 2009-04-02 00:03 by Blizz Bornakk

March 2009 Edit

March 14th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/1/09 | 2009-04-02 00:03 by Blizz Bornakk

  • Level restrictions have been applied to Lake Wintergrasp. Only players level 70 or higher can count towards the tenacity tally or obtain the tenacity buff and get credit for victory or defeat. In addition, only players level 50 or higher will be able to use the portal to Wintergrasp.

March 6th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/1/09 | 2009-04-02 00:03 by Blizz Bornakk

  • The flame wall in the Ring of Valor arena will now be able to break spells like fear and roots after a player takes damage.
  • The gates in the Ring of Valor arena have been removed so players are now free to begin combat as soon as the elevators reach the floor of the arena.
  • We modified the small side pillars in the Ring of Valor arena to start in the up position instead of rising up a few seconds after the start of the match.

March 3rd Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/1/09 | 2009-04-02 00:03 by Blizz Bornakk

February 2009 Edit

February 25th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/1/09 | 2009-04-02 00:03 by Blizz Bornakk

February 18th Edit

See Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/1/09 | 2009-04-02 00:03 by Blizz Bornakk

January 2009 Edit

January 7th Edit

See Hotfix: Talent Issue | 2009-01-08 02:55 by Blizz Zarhym.

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