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Patch 4.2 hotfixes for Sept. 8


Blizzard has just updated patch 4.2 with some new hotfixes, including confirmation of the dreaded Smouldering Essence-gate that is plaguing the community at this very moment. In case you have been out of the loop, Blizzard is drastically lowering the number of Smouldering Essences that drop off Firelands bosses for the Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest quest line in order to complete the legendary staff.

Guilds in 25-man raiding groups were completing the staff too quickly, making it easy for each guild to obtain many of the legendaries. Having multiple legendaries per guild, especially when moving into the next tier of content, is going to be a pain to balance, so Blizzard has put the kibosh on being able to reasonably get multiple staffs per raiding group. Such is the way of things. Hit the jump for all of the new hotfixes.

Hotfixes for September 8
Dungeons & Raids
  • Firelands
    • The number of Smouldering Essences that can be collected from a single boss in 25-person Firelands on Heroic difficulty has been reduced.
    • The number of Smouldering Essences that can be collected from a single boss in 10-person Firelands on normal mode has been increased.
    • Beth'tilac
      • The hit points and damage done by drones and spiders in this encounter have been reduced by 10%.
    • Ragnaros
      • Ragnaros should now be crushing fewer souls on Heroic difficulty.
    • Sunwell
      • Kalecgos
      • Kalecgos should no longer despawn when first engaged.
  • The Wrath of Tarecgosa should no longer ignore cooldowns when a clone spell procs.
  • The Wrath of Tarecgosa should no longer trigger melee procs from trinkets, however, it should still trigger melee procs from abilities such as Flametongue Attack.
  • The trinket Variable Pulse Lightning Capacitor is now pulsier, with more lightning!
  • Moonwell Chalice should no longer grant its mastery rating bonus when the activating player unequips it.
Quests and Creatures
  • The vehicle entered when on the quest Punting Season should no longer provide players immunity to fall damage.
  • Scourged Flamespitters should no longer grant experience when killed.
  • Subdued Canyon Ettins from Redridge are no longer capable of being led to Stormwind.

Brace yourselves for what could be some of most exciting updates to the game recently with patch 4.3. Look at what's ahead: new item storage options, cross-realm raiding, cosmetic armor skinning and your chance to battle the mighty Deathwing -- from astride his back!

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