I was going to make this a post about 10 man content, but news that Blizzard are shipping all the Wrath of the Lich King talent changes with their next patch came out of left field and caught me a little cold. Since it’s the biggest news in town at the moment, it’d be remiss of me not to comment, so before we go any further, here’s the blue post:
With the release of Wrath of the Lich King approaching, we wanted to provide you with some important information. In preparation for the expansion, we will be issuing a new content patch in the coming weeks. Much like the patch made available shortly before The Burning Crusade’s release, this content patch is designed to bridge current game content with that of the expansion and will contain some exciting changes and additions.
We have outlined some of the larger features scheduled to release with the patch below:
New class spells and talents
Barbershops in capital cities
Zeppelin towers outside of Orgrimmar and Tirisfal Glades
Two brand-new Arenas featuring challenging new layouts, terrain hazards, and moving obstacles
Hunter pet skill revamp
New profession: Inscription
As mentioned above, this is not a comprehensive list, just some of the major highlights. We’ll post the full patch notes as soon as they’re available. Regarding Inscription, please note that all Burning Crusade players will be able to select Inscription as one of their two professions and level up to a skill level of 375 with it. Upon the release of Wrath of the Lich King, players who purchase and install the expansion will be able to continue leveling in Inscription and the other professions beyond 375.
So, much as when The Burning Crusade was released, we’re getting a whole bunch of changes released prior to the expansion to smooth the transition. So far so good. Or is it? Rather than refer you to our full panel of experts, we’ll just get Calli and Shinano to cover the things I’ve looked at most closely. Gorn also had something he wanted to say.
Calli, any comments from the mage perspective?