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Blue Posts: Patch 4.3 hotfixes for Feb. 23, 2012

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Patch 4.3 hotfixes
February 23

General
  • A completed character race change should no longer clear your active quests.
  • Multiple hunters attacking the same target should now see the proper benefit from Noxious Stings.
Dungeons and Raids
  • All players identified as tanks in Raid Finder are now automatically labeled as assistant leaders.
Firelands
  • Lava Wielder's Lava attack should now hurt players in the area of the visual effect.
Items
  • The Blast of Corruption effect from Rathrak, the Poisonous Mind will no longer hit creatures that are very far away when used with the Fire Nova ability.
  • Ruthless Gladiator's Footguards of Alacrity, Ruthless Gladiator's Boot of Cruelty, and Ruthless Gladiator's Boots of Alacrity have received a +25 Stamina increase.
  • Cataclysmic Gladiator's Armwraps of Accuracy and Cataclysmic Gladiator's Armwraps of Alacrity have received a +22 Stamina increase.
  • Cataclysmic Gladiator's Waistband of Accuracy, Cataclysmic Gladiator's Waistband of Cruelty, Cataclysmic Gladiator's Boots of Alacrity, Cataclysmic Gladiator's Boots of Cruelty, and Cataclysmic Gladiator's Footguards of Alacrity have received a +20 Stamina increase.
Quests and Creatures
  • The quest Heeding the Call is no longer available to players.

Vaelfare -- Alt Leveling
Great post, Vailence!

I have absolutely leveled up a new race/class combination purely with the intention of experiencing new content. When Cataclysm premiered, I was eager to not only view the new opening cinematics for each race, but I was especially eager to check out the new quests and leveling experiences that became available when the world as we knew it was torn asunder.

In addition to playing through both the worgen and goblin areas multiple times, I also enjoyed trying out some of the new race/class combinations that became available, such as the tauren paladin. I've leveled up quite a number of characters over the years, so it was really refreshing to be able to have so much new and exciting story content to go through. I found that I particularly enjoyed taking my time to check out and complete the quest chains in each zone before moving on to the next one. Thankfully, since I had so many fresh alts to choose from, I didn't have a problem hitting most of the quest hubs scattered around Azeroth over the passing months.

Leveling new alts has continued to be a lot of fun for me, and it's rather neat being able to take a second-look at pieces of gear in terms of future Transmogrification potential. That sort of thing certainly didn't pass through my mind when I played through some of those quests and evaluated their rewards originally!


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