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PTR Notes: Patch note watch 2/15

Since the blues told us any new changes to patch 2.4 would show up in the PTR patch notes, I decided it might be profitable to save copies of the patch notes every so often and run diff on them to see if anything's changed. It looks like there were some changes today; here's what I found that we haven't discussed in full yet:
  • The benefits of drinking out of combat have been delayed. It will now take five seconds before the full benefit of the mana regeneration will come into effect.
  • Hunters will no longer spin around if they cast Aimed Shot or Steady Shot while facing away from their target.
  • Arcane Explosion: The damage cap for area of effect damage on this spell has been increased by approximately 50%.
  • Drain Mana: This ability no longer increases in power from bonus spell damage effects. Base points of the effect increased by 50%.
  • Queue times for arena matches have been reduced. Players will now be able to enter matches faster than previously.
  • Players feared outside of the Arena (through the world or outside the arena walls) will now be teleported back to the center of the arena map.
  • Badges of Justice have been added to all raid bosses who did not previously have them! [25-man bosses drop two badges]
  • There is now a teleport orb located behind Kael'thas that will become active when he dies and will allow players to teleport out of the Magisters' Terrace.
  • [Zul'Aman] Jan'alai will now only teleport players to him if they are too far away.
  • Shattrath Flasks now work inside the Sunwell Plateau raid instance.
  • Vengeful Gladiator's Waraxe: The weapon delay has been reduced.
  • The Ratchet bank now has access to the Guild Vault.
  • A mailbox has been added to the inn in Darnassus.
  • Bug fixes:
    • Leaving a 2v2 arena team and creating a new 2v2 team while on a 3v3 arena team will no longer result in incorrect rosters listed for each team.
    • Joining a second arena match before a previous arena has closed will no longer result in personal rating not updating correctly.
    • Attempting to promote an arena team member to Team Captain while that member is offline will no longer result in a "Player not found" error.
    • Disbanding an arena team while inside an arena battle will no longer cause the arena UI to become corrupted until logout.
    • The Arena Team Petition Window will now automatically close when the Arena Captain is out of range or offline.
    • Switching arena teams after playing a game will no longer cause the PvP tab to incorrectly display your old team's rating.
    • There is now a chat message given when logging in after attaining a new title.
    • Spells that require targeting circles will now be castable on textures that would previously disallow their use.
    • Alterac Valley quests will now properly show a golden ! or blue ? for players above level 65.
    • Archimonde's Grip of the Legion will no longer target pets.
    • There is no longer an area in Serpentine Cavern where using Field Repair Bot 74A will cause it to fall through the ground.
    • There is no longer an area in Coilfang Steamvaults where ground targeting AOE effects cannot be cast.
    • Spells that require targeting circles will now be castable on textures that would previously disallow their use.
    • The proc from Black Bow of the Betrayer will no longer break crowd control effects such as Scatter Shot.
    • Vengeful Gladiator's Mooncloth Hood and Vengeful Gladiator's Satin Hood will now display Troll Tusks.
    • Thori'dal, the Stars' Fury will now display its bow animations correctly.
    • The Legion Ring boundary markers no longer occasionally disappear.
    • Monthly quests will now properly reset at midnight server time.
    • Fixed an area in Netherwing Fields in Shadowmoon Valley where players on flying mounts could be dismounted and were unable to mount.
    • It is no longer possible for players to use guild banks in opposing faction cities.
    • The Clockwork Rocket Bot can no longer be buffed.
    • Players with moderator status in custom channels will now properly lose moderator status when kicked by the channel owner.
    • Mobs no longer regenerate health during the stun effect from the Goblin Rocket Launcher.
    • Sending mail to a non-existent character will now result in players getting the message, "Cannot find mail recipient".

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