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Patch 5.0.5 hotfixes for October 25

Adam Holisky

Last night another round of hot fixes for patch 5.0.5 was deployed across all the realms. Notably in this round:
  • The amount of valor you get from doing everything except raid bosses was increased. Scenarios are included in this, so it should give some more incentive to run them.
  • Raid Finder iLevels are once again being calculated correctly.
  • Sra'vess Island elite mobs now are awarded as a kill to everyone fighting them.
Check out the patch 5.1 PTR patch notes to see the larger changes that are in store for the game soon. These hot fixes have been centering around more immediate quality of life and bug fixes than anything else, so it shouldn't be indicative of Blizzard not fixing some of the larger problems -- just that those larger issues need a full patch to be solved.

The full hot fixes after the break.

Blizzard Entertainment
October 25

  • The Valor Point rewards from random Dungeons, Challenge Mode Dungeons and Scenarios have increased.

  • Yaungols on the Deadtalker's Plateau will no longer sometimes cause player pets to attack unprovoked.
  • Crumbling Jade Warriors no longer grant reputation with The Black Prince.
  • Muckscale Rippers, Muckscale Slayers, and Muckscale Shaman are now less prolific.
  • It is no longer possible for other players to tap Alani in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms while the Sky Crystal is being channeled.

  • Players can now properly complete "Old Man Thistle's Treasure".
  • Leven Dawnblade now offers the quest "The Mogu's Message".
  • It is now easier for players to cooperate while completing "Mantid Under Fire".
  • Sra'vess Island is now a more pleasant questing destination. The roads are less crowded, and all players battling elite Mantid will now be awarded credit for the kill.

Dungeons & Raids
  • Disenchanting items awarded from Raid Finder bosses will no longer yield Blood Spirits.
  • Player item level for Raid Finder should now always be calculated correctly.
Mogu'shan Vaults
  • Jan-xi and Qin-xi are now immune to the Druid ability Skull Bash.
  • Raids that wipe while defeating Gara'jal the Spiritbinder simultaneously should now be eligible for loot.

Bug Fixes
  • Players previously unable to plant crops in the Valley of the Four Winds are now able to do so.
  • Fulfilling the requirements for Scenaterday on a Saturday will now properly provide achievement credit.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause socketed gems to disappear.

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