Another Day in Tol Barad in 4.0.6
(Source Another day in Tol Barad
Completing some daily quests again isn't a really big task for players who like to get achievements.
Most of the time, this is accurate. However, some realms do not
exchange Tol Barad very often, which makes this achievement much more
difficult. Feathermoon went weeks and weeks without the Alliance having
access to the daily quests.
We made some adjustments to Tol Barad in the patch that should help it
flip more often. We are continuing to monitor it and we'll see how it
goes. I know it has already been changing a lot more on my realm.
[...] This achievement is pretty minor and not the kind that people will
really gloat over having first, so you can take your time with it and
just check in every so often to see if the quests you need are
We don't really like having to put players in this type of situation,
but having the achievement makes more sense in the long run and we think
it's more fun to have it than to not. Some people are making this out
to be insulting and along the lines of something game-breaking and I
(Source Another day in Tol Barad
Retroactive achievements are actually tricky as we need some sort of
guarantee that isn't always easy to track. There were a lot of
complaints about people not getting their achievement retroactively when
WotLK came out as there were only so many ways for us to determine it.
For something like this, it isn't really worth spending the time to try
and figure out a way to track it when it doesn't take a lot of
commitment to do again. Since you said you weren't planning to do the
quests now that you are exalted, all you have to do is keep an eye out
for the ones you haven't done so it will take less and less time as you
get closer to the end.
No talent tree reset in 4.0.6?
(Source No Talent Point Refund??
Correct, talent point wipes are only done as a very last resort in cases
where not resetting them would actually 'break' a talent tree due to
the changes made. They are not provided as a convenience when talent
changes occur. If the points spent still work and add up correctly, then
it is up to the individual player to decide if they want to pay to
respec to fine tune their build to adapt to any changes post-patch.
[...] Blanket talent respecs are actually very disruptive. The least of
which is probably not the thousands of in-game petitions from people
asking where their abilities went, asking for spec advice, reporting
bugs that they can't cast X anymore, etc. (thereby raising reply times
for the issue you may actually need help with) For realzies. And,
speccing characters is not as easy and straight forward as many might
think it is. Logging in to find that your character has no talents and
you must then spend time researching and reading what changes were made
in the most recent patch and how to spec can be something that makes
plenty of people just say 'never mind' and log out. Not a very fun
experience. Anyway, it's a last resort for a number of reasons.
Cataclysm Battle Chest
(Source Blizzard why are you still charging for TBC?
At some point after Wrath came out we released the battle chest with
both the original game and BC for a lower price point than buying them
together. We haven't made any announcements regarding future product
'packages' but it's not out of the question. Thanks to everyone that
added a calm and rational discussion to the thread. I think everything
that can be said has been, though.
Change to "The Exalted" title in 4.0.6
(Source The Exalted Title
We think "the Exalted" is a really awesome title. With Cataclysm we
added a bunch of new reps though, and we want the title to keep pace so
that it's always representative of someone that's obtained a
considerable number of exalted reputations throughout the life of the
game, even as we add more.
We did consider offering multiple titles for the various tiers, but "the
Exalted" fits so perfectly and we wanted to avoid a potentially
infinite string of titles like "the Fairly Exalted", "the Nigh Exalted",
"the Mostly Exalted", etc. We also considered grandfathering in those
who had already earned it but think that this title can be a unique
testament to the continued efforts of reputation hunters and keep the
same value as we introduce more reps and push the requirements up to
It's different than every other rep in the way we're raising it with a
new bar to meet, and I do apologize that it wasn't communicated clearly
beforehand that it was going to be functioning this way.
Crusader Strike not generating Holy Power on dodge/parry/miss
(Source word on crusader strike not generating hopo?
Missing attacks should not generate Holy Power. We generally don’t
reward characters for failing to land attacks. Retribution paladins can
improve their hit or expertise like other melee DPS specs do. Tanks
don’t generally stack a lot of hit or expertise, but we think Protection
paladins will still be able to tank just fine. Prot warriors for
example miss Shield Slams.
Mastery Procs and Rolling Thunder
(Source LO not procing rolling thunder
This is a bug. Mastery procs should cause Rolling Thunder chargers. We're going to investigate its hotfix-ability.