Patch 4.2 hotfixes for July 12

Mathew McCurley
M. McCurley|07.13.11

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Patch 4.2 hotfixes for July 12
Blizzard just updated patch 4.2 with some hotfixes for July 12. Most notably, the Ragnaros encounter at the end of the Firelands raid went through many changes due to the high-end guilds' finally making it to his chamber. Ragnaros' enrage timer was increased, portions of his platform that were being used to dodge mechanics were changed, and the extra phase on heroic difficulty was, hopefully, fixed. The Molten Front and the Regrowth daily questing areas were also hotfixed, with wounded Hyjal defenders now appearing wounded and those pesky Windcallers now appearing a bit more quickly (if you chose the Druids of the Talons).

Hit the jump for the full notes.

July 12 Patch 4.2 hotfixes
July 12

  • Pet Defensive stance will no longer cause the pet to assist the player while a vanity pet is active.
    • Druids
      • Rake should again be able to trigger Primal Fury.
Dungeons & Raids
  • Characters who make for a good Dinner Time should no longer be ported to Ancient Core Hounds they are not in combat with when the ability's effects end.
  • Fire Scorpion and Flamewaker corpses no longer provide loot or reputation when they're eaten by Hell Hounds and Fire Turtles.
  • Unstable Magmas are now gaining energy properly from the Flamewaker Animators.
    • Alysrazor
      • Voracious Hatchlings will now Imprint on a new target if their current target dies.
    • Majordomo Fandral Staghelm
      • Flame Scythe now properly hits pets.
      • Fandral can now cast Searing Seeds and Burning Orbs while moving.
    • Ragnaros
      • Several locations which could be used to avoid damage from Engulfing Flames have been adjusted so they're no longer safe spots.
      • Combustible will always be reapplied to Living Meteors, even if the attacking character dies as a Meteor Impact occurs.
      • Living Meteors will now become frozen by Cenarius under all conditions when transitioning into phase 4 on Heroic difficulty.
      • If a Living Meteor is frozen in the lava pool during the transition into phase 4 on Heroic difficulty, it will teleport on a player after the stun ends, but will no longer explode immediately. Players now have a 2-second window to escape the meteor's melee range.
      • Living Meteors will gain the Living Meteor Transform buff once frozen in the Breadth of Frost trap, even if a meteor is knocked into it.
      • If a Living Meteor's fixated target drops aggro via Feign Death, the meteor will target the pet, and then select a new non-pet target upon which to fixate.
      • Ragnaros now enrages after 18 minutes in all raid difficulties and sizes, up from 15 minutes.
Quests & Creatures
Hyjal Regrowth & Molten Front
  • Wounded Hyjal Defenders should no longer sometimes spawn in with full health and in a standing position when players are on the quest Burn Victims.
  • Molten Lords no longer become tapped by the first player who attacks them with any of the Trained Fire Hawk's abilities while on the quest Fire in the Skies, allowing for any player who dealt damage to the Molten Lord to gain quest credit upon its death.
  • Windcallers now respawn within 1 minute on average for the quest Into the Fire when both are rendered inactive. Additionally, players will only experience a maximum of approximately 75 seconds of a delay before they are able to initiate the escort event.

The news is already rolling out for the upcoming WoW Patch 4.2! Preview the new Firelands raid, marvel at the new legendary staff, and get the inside scoop on new quest hubs -- plus new tier 12 armor!

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