Patch 4.0.1 – A Brave New World

Patch Baby Patch!
Patch Baby Patch!

Alright, so compared to the coming Cataclysm it’s not that big a change, but there are some serious updates to the basic mechanics for most classes — which is why I’ve put off posting until I had a chance to sit down and sort things out.

Thankfully I was able to download the patch on my solo play installation of WoW and then copy the patch files over to my leader and follower installations.

The temporary loss of X-Perl UnitFrames means I’ll have to go back to using the default UI for the party screens, but hopefully that will be temporary. Still, there were a lot of addon updates (WoWInterface AddOn Survival Guide (Patch 4.0.1)), so I’m glad I waited the few extra days before trying to dual-box again.

Nothing like a patch to break everything! ๐Ÿ˜›

Since the hunters have had almost a complete overhaul, I’ll be redoing the leveling guide from scratch. The druids don’t have as many changes, but I’ll still need to look over the play style I developed and see if there is an opportunity to move from a feral-resto combo to balance-balance. Either way I need to sit down and plot out how I’m going to level (and post) in order to provide a solid base of information for other folks looking into dual-boxing. (The more the merrier!)

I’m also looking over my toons on Fizzcrank and on Shandris and trying to figure out who I want to keep and who to get rid of. I’m looking forward to picking up a pair of Worgen on Fizzcrank and a pair of Goblins on Shandris, but I need to shuffle things around to make room. I’m also getting tired of soloing with my druid on Fizzcrank, so I either need to find a ‘real’ guild or get another toon to 80 so I have someone to dual-box with! ๐Ÿ˜›

So, lots of changes now that patch 4.0.1 is out… and hopefully lots of posts to match!

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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