Don't make the mistake of thinking that because the patch 4.2
PTR is up that patch 4.1 won't see any changes, because today's round of hotfixes
will teach you otherwise. Once again, Blizzard's Zarhym brings us a grocery bag of class, raid, and other fixes, including the following.
Warlocks will no longer be able to give people the increased buff from Improved Demonic Tactics when they switch specs or otherwise lose the talent, and their Glyph of Imp will now not affect all warlock pets.
Maloriak in BWD is now going to prefer to cast his Flash Freeze on ranged players and won't cast it on a player specced to tank. Tanks can still have it chained onto them, however.
Bountiful Bags guild perk will no longer create more keystone items from archaeology finds.
The goblin racial Best Deal Anywhere will now only work with vendors you have reputation with and won't stack with exalted guild reputation dealing with guild vendors.
The full list of hotfixes after the beep.
Stationary ground effects should no longer move with the casting character if he or she moves (or is moved) from his or her current location.
Dungeons & Raids
It is no longer possible under specific circumstances for players to keep the buff from the now-defunct Improved Demonic Tactics talent.
Glyph of Imp should not be increasing the spell damage of all warlock pets by 20%.
Throne of the Tides
Maloriak now prefers to cast Flash Freeze on caster targets more than 15 yards away. Tank-specialized characters are not targeted, but Flash Freeze can chain onto them. If all the characters in the raid stack up within 15 yards of the boss, they can be hit by Flash Freeze.
Unstable Corruptions now award much less experience when killed on normal difficulty.
Shadows of Hakkar can no longer be reflected or deflected.
The Bountiful Bags guild perk should no longer sometimes incorrectly reward Archaeologists with multiple keystones from dig sites.
Players can no longer continue gaining Skinning skill points using low-level creatures below the intended skill threshold.
It should no longer be possible under specific conditions for the Matchmaking Value shown at the end of an Arena match to be incorrect.
Several changes have been made to Battleground queuing to improve the flow for those who queue for random Battlegrounds versus those who queue for specific ones.
The ability for players to retain a second queue for a Battleground after they've already entered one has been removed. Previously, players were able to queue for two Battlegrounds, have one queue pop and retain their second queue while they decided if they wanted to join the one that was ready. This is no longer the case. When a Battleground queue pops players will automatically be removed from all other active queues. To queue for a different Battleground it will be necessary to finish the match and queue again. This solves a design issue in that the old system gave players an opening to abandon their teammates if things weren't going as well as they'd hoped; and it also solves some queue system inconsistencies that were being caused as a side effect of how the old system functioned.
Quests & Creatures
The goblin racial Best Deals Anywhere should now only be applying to vendors with associated reputations. It no longer incorrectly applies to vendors with no attached reputations, nor does it apply to flight path costs. (Note: the displayed costs for flight paths require a client-side patch to update and are not currently reflecting this racial change). In addition, it is no longer possible for goblin characters exalted with their guild to receive an extra discount on top of the exalted faction discount from guild vendors.
Genn Greymane should now always correctly enter The Battle for Gilneas City, ensuring the event won't sometimes stall during the final phase.
WoW Patch 4.1 is live, and WoW Insider has all the latest news for you -- from guides of the revamped Zul'Aman and Zul'Gurub to new valor point mechanics and new archaeology items.