The larger bar is the overall progress in loading the data, the smaller bar is for data that is being downloaded right then and there from the Blizzard servers. This is how it was explained to me, and I've not seen anything that contradicts this.
Dr. Knox asked:
When I logged back in on patch day, got conquest capped, and finally went to purchase my 2ksomething Vicious Gladiator weapon, it turned out to have become a 3ksomething Vicious Gladiator weapon! I didn't see anything explaining this in the patch notes, though it's likely I've missed something. Does anyone have a definitive answer on this?
There's always one of two explanations for this: Either the changes didn't make it into the patch notes, or it's a tooltip bug -- usually the latter (as is confirmed in the comments left yesterday). Blizzard tries hard to include everything in the official patch notes and tries hard to have all the tooltips right, but there are thousands of them, and there are bound to be errors.
So I just noticed today on my character sheet. below the AVG ilevel, there is a speed calc thing. This was not stated in any patch notes and wasn't in existence before 4.0.6? Why weren't we told about this?
Same as above -- the change just didn't make it into the patch notes. Neat change, though; thanks for bringing it to my attention. I used to have an addon that told me this, but it's good Blizzard put in in the default UI, too.
How does Sylvanas' corset stay up?
Matt had it right in the comments: double-sided tape.
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