Wrath of the Lich King Classic Hotfixes - Updated September 30

Hotfixes

SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

  • The Battle for Wintergrasp may now only be joined once per 30-minute queue window.
  • The follow player functionality is now disabled in battlegrounds and arenas.
  • Fixed an issue where the player’s name would occasionally appear as “Unknown” in quest descriptions.
  • Fixed an issue where a disconnect could occur when dismounting a flying mount while ascending.
  • Storm Clouds should no longer fail to buff Gymer when grabbed on “Storm King’s Vengeance”.
  • “Blinding the Eyes in the Sky” now includes Skybreaker Recon Fighters, as intended.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2022

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

  • Zidormi will now reliably allow players to enter or leave the Battle for The Undercity. If you have haven’t started the Battle for The Undercity questlines, you must complete the following quests to enter:
    • Horde – “Darkness Stirs”
    • Alliance – “Return to Angrathar”
  • Fixed an issue preventing Heirlooms, Tome of Cold Weather Flying, Northrend Faction Helm Enchant Arcanums, and Sons of Hodir Shoulder Inscriptions from being transferable to other WoW accounts.
  • Brassbolt Mechawrench and Reginald Arcfire have returned to Dalaran to offer their Auction House services for Grand Master Engineers.
  • The Master Summoner’s Staff quest item for “Destroying the Altars” has been increased to 100%.
  • Fixed an issue with “The Slumbering King” where Queen Angerboda could fail to respawn after being defeated under specific circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue where players could disconnect when jumping in the pool after battling The Prophet Tharon’ja in Drak’Tharon Keep.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2022

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

  • Northrend Adventuring Supplies now have a chance to award ore, leather, cloth, herbs, and gems. Reduced the number of consumables awarded from the supplies.
    • Developers’ note: We received feedback that the bonus rewards for quests were too frequent, too lucrative, and too targeted at consumables produced by Alchemists, and are making changes to reduce the quantity and increase the diversity of items awarded by these bags. There is still a chance to drop consumables, but also a chance to drop ore, leather, cloth, herbs, or gems.
  • Utgarde Keep
    • The door that closes when starting the Skarvald the Constructor and Dalronn the Controller encounter will properly open again once they are defeated.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2022
Wrath of the Lich King Classic

  • The maximum amount of in-game currency that can be transferred to another realm is now 500g for player-characters at levels 10-30, 2,500g at levels 31-50, and 25,000g at level 51 or higher.
  • Players who enter a battleground while mounted on a flying mount or while shapeshifted into Flight Form will now return to their flying mount or shapeshift form upon exiting the battleground.
  • Fixed an issue where skill level requirements were not enforced when casting the Skinning spell from your spell book.
  • Fixed an issue causing Wartook Iceborn to sometimes disappear during the quest “Across Transborea.”
  • Fixed an issue in “The Battle for The Undercity” where King Varian Wrynn was attacking an NPC that should not be part of the event.
  • Fixed an issue with the quest “Mission: Plague This!” where Greer Orehammer would not offer another flight to players who already had Orehammer’s Precious Bombs in their inventory.
  • Fixed an issue with “The Last Rites” quest where a player could cause Thassarian to become stuck under certain conditions.
  • Brewfest
    • The Dark Iron Brewer in Blackrock Depths will now correctly drop his Mug of Dire Brew when sufficiently drunk. Bottoms up!
  • Karazhan
    • Nightbane no longer requires completion of the associated questline and can now be summoned by any player using the Blackened Urn object on the balcony.
  • Utgarde Pinnacle
    • Grauf should no longer regenerate to full health when flying off if it is not killed within a single pass during the Skadi the Ruthless encounter.
  • Gundrak
    • Slad’ran should now appropriately stop summoning snakes upon death.

SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
Wrath of the Lich King Classic

  • Raids will now count towards the 5 instance-per-hour limit.
    • Developers’ notes: The hourly instance limit prevents players from entering instances that they’ve entered at least once already within the last hour. With this change, farming a dungeon should not prevent you from entering a raid instance, so long as you don’t attempt to reset and re-enter that raid instance multiple times.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

  • Brewfest’s Coren Direbrew dungeon is now available in the Group Finder for players over level 68.
  • It is now possible to get the Brewfest quest “Another Year, Another Souvenir” which rewards this year’s Brewfest Stein.
  • Fixed an issue where the Glyph of Horn of Winter prevented other Death Knights in your raid or party from using Horn of Winter.
  • Fixed an issue with Warrior’s Warbringer talent which prevented Intervene from breaking root effects.
  • Call to Arms Battlegrounds now reward the proper bonus Honor.
  • Quests that did not display completion text when being watched have been fixed and should display the text on what to do next under the objective tracker.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2022

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

  • Paladin’s Seal of Corruption can no longer be dispelled.
  • The PvP window should now move or hide itself as necessary when other UI is opened.
  • Fixed a very rare issue where a player could be unable to access their second talent specialization after learning Dual Talent Specialization.
  • Fixed an issue where the bonus armor was not being granted on some rings.
  • High Test Eternium Fishing Line that was applied prior to Wrath of the Lich King Classic pre-patch should now correctly grant +5 Fishing Skill (was +2).

SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

  • Fixed an issue that caused the freeze visual effect to never expire.
  • Argent Dawn vendors for the Scourge Invasion can no longer be put into combat by players “at war” with them.
  • The loot table for Blue Sack of Gems now only includes loot from Onyxia’s Lair, as intended.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2022

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

  • Players may now queue for Battlegrounds from anywhere, without having to speak to a Battlemaster. Queue up via the Battlegrounds tab on the PvP menu.
  • Players that are logged off inside a dungeon instance when it is reset will now log back into the nearest graveyard.
  • Resolved an issue where a Druid could appear to have two copies of Leader of the Pack active.
  • Death Knight’s Ghoul from Raise Dead will now resummon when dismounting after flying.
  • Survival Hunter’s Lock and Load effect should now trigger correctly.
  • Players will now get nibbles when their fishing levels are too low for the area.
  • Fixed an issue where using certain items carried over from Burning Crusade Classic (e.g. Darkmoon cards) would delete the entire stack.

SEPTEMBER 9, 2022

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

  • Whirlwind animations, such as the Warrior’s Whirlwind and a Rogue’s Fan of Knives, will now appear while moving (was only while standing still).
  • Druid
    • Track Humanoids will no longer activate when shapeshifting into Cat Form if Find Minerals, Find Fish, or Find Herbs is already active.
  • Rogue
    • Fixed an issue where Overkill would be applied and immediately removed on rogues who did not know that talent.
  • True to their vocation, Argent Outfitters will now exchange Necrotic Runes for armor and other items in Orgrimmar, Thunder Bluff, and Silvermoon City. They will make their way to the Undercity once enough Scourge have been defeated across Azeroth.
  • During the quest “City of Light,” Khadgar’s Servant will now continue giving its tour even if the player is not nearby.
  • Zombies are no longer unstoppable by benefitting from Preparation at the start of battlegrounds. Alterac Valley weekend is saved!
  • Gathering nodes will now have a sparkling visual effect when being tracked.
  • Fixed an issue where Group Finder activity level ranges were not correct. They should now more closely match the levels of the Meeting Stones for those dungeons.
  • Players can now list and browse the Group Finder for dungeons that are below their level.
  • Latency and other performance information is now visible in the tooltip of the Game Menu button.
  • Players can now report character friends.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2022

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

  • Classes
    • Weapon trail visual effects have been restored to abilities that have them.
  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Blackrock Spire can again be entered by 10-player raids.
    • Resolved an issue where selecting certain roles for your class in the Group Finder would not actually display them in your listing.
    • Fixed an issue where Group Finder listings would be removed for certain players when moving between zones.
    • Fixed an issue where the Talent Specialization’s role could be set to tank after changing zones.
      • Developers’ note: The intention here is that this role selection should always default to DPS, and can be set by players based on how they want to describe their talent builds.
  • Items and Rewards
    • Fixed an issue that didn’t allow the auction of certain items carried over from Burning Crusade Classic.
  • Player versus Player
    • Updated the current Battleground Bonus Weekend to Warsong Gulch (was Strand of the Ancients).
    • Random Battleground Queue no longer shows up for players below level 80.
    • Fixed a crash when inspecting another player and opening the PvP tab.
  • Quests
    • For the quest “Runeforging: Preparation for Battle,” Instructor Razuvious will now (begrudgingly) provide a spare Runed Soulblade for Death Knights who have managed to misplace theirs.

SEPTEMBER 1, 2022

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

  • Items and Rewards
    • Resolved an issue preventing Smelt Titansteel from triggering a cooldown as intended.
    • Resolved an issue preventing Create Mooncloth, Create Ebonweave, and Create Spellweave from requiring the proper location and from triggering a cooldown, as intended.
    • Resolved an issue where Ethereal Essence Sphere, Paper Flying Machine, and the Paper Zeppelin would fail to show up in a player’s bags after being thrown to them.
  • Quests
    • Resolved an issue that sometimes caused the player to not mount the carpet during the “Magic Carpet Ride” quest.
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Glad to see you guys have your priorities straight. What on earth would I do without my Paper Flying Machine. Keep up the great work, Blizzard.

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Would be nice if you actually resetted the cooldown on primal mooncloth to those who did it before the prepatch, as there is non now. I’m stuck unable to craft bags and it’s annoying just because I used it the day before the prepatch to save one cast the next day.

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this is a joke right…you actually made a blue post on these hotfixes? are u slapping us in the face with this or what? Really toxic on blizzard’s end.

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Fix the BG weekend!!!

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Is this from the hotfixes last night?

Implement RDF and Fix BG Weekend thank you

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What about hunter pet talents resetting??

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Can we also do something about the Warsong timer not working and the battle still lasting hours?

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

  • Classes
    • Weapon trail visual effects have been restored to abilities that have them.
  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Blackrock Spire can again be entered by 10-player raids.
    • Resolved an issue where selecting certain roles for your class in the Group Finder would not actually display them in your listing.
    • Fixed an issue where Group Finder listings would be removed for certain players when moving between zones.
    • Fixed an issue where the Talent Specialization’s role could be set to tank after changing zones.
      • Developers’ note: The intention here is that this role selection should always default to DPS, and can be set by players based on how they want to describe their talent builds.
  • Items and Rewards
    • Fixed an issue that didn’t allow the auction of certain items carried over from Burning Crusade Classic.
  • Player versus Player
    • Updated the current Battleground Bonus Weekend to Warsong Gulch (was Strand of the Ancients).
    • Random Battleground Queue no longer shows up for players below level 80.
    • Fixed a crash when inspecting another player and opening the PvP tab.
  • Quests
    • For the quest “Runeforging: Preparation for Battle,” Instructor Razuvious will now (begrudgingly) provide a spare Runed Soulblade for Death Knights who have managed to misplace theirs.
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Please, I’m begging you guys. Add RDF please! It’s too hard to find groups the tool isn’t good, add RDF or retail tool.

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Or just unlock the LookingForGroup chat channel & add RDF/LFD and remove this garbage LFG system all together.

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This is still broken. I’m seeing rogues and mages as tanks. Please just release the random group finder from original wrath. Instead of trying to fix this broken system…

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Can we get some way to turn off weapon trails? They’re extremely bright compared to how I remember them and there is already enough spell clutter on the screen. On my frost dk its just constant yellow trails now.

Edit: It looks like the weapon trails are being created multiple times per animation, causing them to become layered on top of each other.

Edit 2: Seems like its only really bad on female draenei when dual wielding long weapons

I’m using the current tool to fill groups all the time.

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the UI missing several wotlk features, not to mention the complete removal of a way to check latency.
I understand you’re a small indie company with limited funds but the bare minimum shouldn’t be too much to ask when I’m paying a monthly fee

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Happy to see there’s a fix for the questing issues from prepatch PTR!

Perfect, a new hotfixes thread to roast as they hotfix one minor thing every month or two.

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Fix the god damn servers so we can actually play the game!

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