Patch 4.3 hotfixes for January 9, 2012

It's been a while since we've seen a hotfix announcement, but now that the holidays are over, the hotfixes are back in full swing. Today's list is a short one with no class changes, but it does include some much-needed Darkmoon Faire fixes as well as adjustments to instances and raids.

  • Darkmoon items The Captured Journal and The Enemy's Insignia should now be able to be completed, even if they've been turned in in previous months.

  • Darkmoon Tonks and Darkmoon Zeppelins will no longer become a Horde Balloon after faction-switching from Alliance to Horde.

  • The proc damage from the Vial of Shadows trinket should now be increased by ranged attack power for hunters.

  • Killing bosses in a guild group while using the Dungeon Finder should now award guild reputation and experience.

Follow after the break for the full list of hotfixes.

January 9

  • General

    • Killing a boss in a guild group while using the random Heroic Dungeon Finder should now award guild reputation and experience.

    • Mobs that have been damaged by Shadowy Apparitions should again provide experience when defeated.

    • Darkmoon Tonk and Darkmoon Zeppelin should no longer become a horde balloon after performing a faction change from Alliance to Horde.

  • Dungeons and Raids

    • Hour of Twilight

      • Archbishop Benedictus

        • Thrall and Archbishop Benedictus should no longer fail to complete their roleplay introduction (preventing players from completing the instance).

    • Well of Eternity

      • Mannoroth

        • Starting the Mannoroth encounter should no longer remove Stealth effects.

    • Dragon Soul

      • Twilight Elite Dreadblades and Twilight Elite Slayers should now refrain from doing melee attacks while mounted, and always engage and melee players after landing on the gunship deck.

      • Ultraxion

        • All Fading Light debuffs and Aspect crystal buffs on players should now be cleared when the encounter ends.

      • The Madness of Deathwing

        • The Corrupted Parasite debuff is removed from a character who leaves the zone.

  • Events

    • Darkmoon Faire

      • Players should now be able to complete the quests "The Captured Journal" and "The Enemy's Insignia" after having completed them in a previous month.

  • Items

    • Vial of Shadows proc damage should now be increased by ranged attack power for hunters.

    • Souldrinker and Gurthalak, Voice of the Deeps no longer have a chance to proc twice for paladins with Seal of Truth active.

    • Vishanka, Jaws of the Earth now invokes Speaking of Rage bonus damage that is treate as ranged damage and benefits from ranged critical strike chance.

  • Quests and Creatures

    • Pelturas Whitemoon should no longer becomes unresponsive after a player completes the quest "All's Well".

Brace yourselves for what could be some of most exciting updates to the game recently with patch 4.3. Review the official patch notes, and then dig into 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!