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Patch 4.2 hotfixes for August 4

It's been awhile since our last hotfix update from the World of Warcraft community managers, but have no fear: Zarhym has been ever-vigilant in recording the ongoing changes to the game. Tonight he has provided us with another update to the hotfix notes, confirming a few things players may have noticed already.
  • Unheeded Warning now grants 1,926 attack power instead of 680 weapon damage.
  • Balloon pets can no longer be sold to vendors.
  • Numerous item, item set, and raid balancing changes are in.
Hit the cut below for the full list of recently implemented hotfixes.

General
  • Balloon pets can no longer be sold to vendors.
  • Flight points in Outlands should correctly display for characters created after the release of patch 4.2.
Classes
  • Melee auto-attacks should properly trigger trinkets.
  • Druids
    • Primal Fury is correctly triggered when Rake gets a critical hit, and is putting an extra combo point on the target.
    • Starfall should no longer strike targets with which the druid is not in combat.
  • Hunters
    • Burning Adrenaline is properly removing the focus cost of Arcane Shot.
  • Rogues
    • Mutilate should now properly trigger trinkets.
  • Warriors
    • Deep Wounds should no longer incorrectly apply double damage when certain buffs are present on the warrior.
Dungeons & Raids
  • Blackrock Spire
    • The Scarshield Quartermaster is properly flagged as a quest NPC and not a rare spawn.
  • Firelands
    • Burning Orb attack range has been increased for the Majordomo Staghelm encounter.
    • The criteria for the achievement Do a Barrel Roll! reset properly after a failed attempt on Alysrazor.
    • Smoldering Essences are now properly applied to Firelands bosses and can be syphoned, even if the only raid member that is on step 13 of the legendary quest line dies during the encounter.
    • Players should never get Rage of Ragnaros on Heroic difficulty. Rage of Ragnaros will only be given on normal difficulty if someone on the legendary quest line has 250 shards. Heart of Flame should always be given on Heroic difficulty, even if a player doesn't have Rage of Ragnaros, but does have 250 shards.
  • Icecrown Citadel
    • The Val'kyr will again despawn after the Lich King reaches 10% health. If they are in the process of carrying a player, they will first drop them to the ground before leaving.
  • Zul'Farrak
    • Player should no longer be unable to open the gates to complete the dungeon due to NPC allies dying during the troll invasion event.
    • The Zul'farrak Zombies and Skeletons of Zum'rah, associated with Witch Doctor Zum'rah, now clean up properly when the encounter is reset or the boss dies.
Items
  • Item Sets
    • The Burning Treant and Fiery Imp pets summoned by the Balance druid and warlock tier-12 sets now have reduced damage taken from area-of-effect spells, consistent with other combat pets.
    • The Smoldering Rune buff from the death knight tier-12 2-piece set bonus is now properly cleared off of the character if he/she does not have the set bonus the next time it ticks for runic power.
    • The Spirit buff gained from the 4-piece priest tier-11 set will be lost if the priest casts any spell or uses any ability while not wearing the set.
    • The warrior tier-12 4-piece damage-dealing set bonus is now properly activating, even if a Mortal Strike or Raging Blow attack is fully absorbed.
  • The weapon speed of the Masterwork Elementium Deathblade has been reduced to 3.5, down from 3.8.
  • Ricket's Magnetic Fireball now shares a burst cooldown with other on-use trinkets.
  • Unheeded Warning now grants 1926 attack power, instead of 680 weapon damage.
PvP
  • Strand of the Ancients
    • Stampeding Roar (druid spell) no longer grants a speed boost to Demolishers.
Quests & Creatures
  • Hyjal Regrowth & Molten Front
    • Molten Lords should no longer stay tapped by the first player who damages them while on the bombing run for the quest Fire in the Skies.



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