Lots and lots of news yesterday. The big posts were:
- Transmogrification and the dismissal of the silhouette theory
- Official transmogrification preview
- More details emerge on void storage -- 80 slots of space
- Raid Finder coming in patch 4.3
- Deathwing fight will feature a ride on his back
- Patch 4.3: Deathwing, cosmetic armor skins, and armor storage
And speaking of that word, it's now known as transmog or tmog. Alternatively, it could be called talking congas.
Will you be able to transmog weapons?
Yes, you will be able to. However, you won't be able to change anything to look like a legendary weapon. They're off limits.
How many bank slots will come with void storage?
It was originally reported by Kotaku (and echoed by us and others) that the void storage space would be between 100 and 150 slots. However, Blizzard has since issued a correction stating that it'll be 80 slots.
Eighty slots is enough to store six to seven sets of gear, plus weapons, so it's more than enough for now.
Do I need to have the old armor piece in my inventory to make my current gear look like it?
Yes, you'll need the old gear in your inventory to transmogrify your new gear into it. Just to be really clear: If you have a T11 piece and want it to look like a T6 piece, you must have the T6 piece and the T11 piece in your inventory.
Can you store tabards in the new storage system?
It looks like you'll be able to. But we'll have to wait and see what the item restrictions are, if any, in the void storage system.
Will transmogrification armor work in arenas?
I'm sure that the armor will function stats-wise. I'd be very surprised if the armor shows up as changed, however. There's still the silhouette issue in PVP, and we'll have to wait and see how far Blizzard abandons it before we'll know for sure about arenas.
How much gold is this all going to cost?
There's no information as to what void storage will cost you, but we know transmog will be in line with what reforging costs. There was a screenshot Blizzard provided yesterday of transmog that showed it costing 100g, but that could be for a bunch of pieces or just one piece -- there's some debate. Either way, it probably won't be too much.
Will the void storage be cross-realm/account-bound?
We don't know, but I doubt it. Blizzard said it'll be releasing something this week on void storage. It was noted that Blizzard will be releasing the info today, but that might change.
Is this the last patch before the next expansion?
Yes. Assuming nothing happens out of the ordinary, patch 4.3 will be the final major content patch before the next misty expansion.
Is there going to be a patch 4.3 PTR? When it is?
We saw this question come up a lot yesterday, which kind of surprised me, given there's high visibility of all the previous PTRs (it also was answered by a blue a couple times). But to answer it, yes, there will be a patch 4.3 PTR, and we don't know when it'll arrive. We're hearing Soon™, but that's really never a good indicator.
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