World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Hotfixes – 12/27/2010

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in World of Warcraft News

There were several hotfixes for the week of December 22-27, and the most notable for archeologists is the removal of Vashj’ir digsites. It was a bit hard to search Vashj’ir digsites, and challenging. What with navigating three floors of the huge temple to find a digsite. It was tedious to guesstimate which floor of the temple the digsite actually was located at. The rewards for all the work wasn’t as good in comparison with other sites around Azeroth. It’s not known yet if the Vashj’ir archeology reward will be reintroduced elsewhere.

Some classes were tweaked to fix an issue in PvP encounters. Certain stun abilities were not properly applying diminishing returns: Druid, Warlock and Rogues.

For the benefit of those trying to complete Therazane reputation daily quests, all gyreworms no longer drop money or elite-level loot. Bye, farmers — you evil you!

Blizzard Quote:
December 22 – 27

  • General
    • Graveyard Rats are no longer considered critters and do not give credit toward the Critter Kill Squad guild achievement.
    • Weekly guild reputation caps should now properly reset at the scheduled time. An error which prevented this reset from taking place if guild experience was earned at exactly 3:00 AM server time immediately prior to weekly maintenance has been corrected.
    • The achievement Saving for a Rainy Day has the same requirements as its predecessor Time to Open a Savings Account. For this reason Saving for a Rainy Day has been temporarily disabled (it will still show in the user interface), as it requires a fix via a client-side patch.
  • Classes
    • Druids
      • The heal from Frenzied Regeneration was too powerful and has been reduced by 50%.
      • Pounce now correctly shares diminishing returns with other stun effects.
    • Rogues
      • Cheap Shot now correctly shares diminishing returns with other stun effects.
    • Warlocks
      • The Felguard ability Axe Toss now properly shares diminishing returns with other stun effects.
  • Dungeons & Raids
    • Blackwing Descent
      • Sweltering Armor is now properly applied to Magmaw’s Mangle target once the debuff has faded, regardless of whether Magmaw was successfully impaled or not.
    • Gnomeregan
      • Mekgineer Thermaplugg no longer sometimes awards dungeon completion prematurely.
    • Throne of the Four Winds
      • It is no longer possible to disarm Al’Akir.
  • Items
    • The Inner Eye proc from Heroic and normal versions of Jar of Ancient Remedies was not activating with some priest healing effects. This has been corrected.
    • The Signet of High Arcanist Savor and Gilnean Ring of Ruination now have proper stats.
  • Professions
    • Archaeology
      • Vashj’ir dig sites no longer unlock for players. They felt too punishing without additional benefits compared to low-level sites, and were much more difficult to obtain artifacts in due to the way Vashj’ir navigation works.
    • Cooking
      • Stormwind Lobster Traps now respawn more quickly and can be gathered across all Stormwind quest phases.
    • Inscription
      • The following reagents no longer have limits and are now available from Una Kobuna and Casandra Downs in unlimited quantities: Deathwing Scale Fragment, Scavenged Dragon Horn, Bleached Jawbone, Silver Charm Bracelet, and Preserved Ogre Eye.
  • PvP
    • Arenas
      • Arena ratings are appropriately tabulating for wins and losses. More information on this issue can be found on our forums.
      • Negative amounts of Conquest Points can no longer be awarded after a match win.
    • Battlegrounds
      • Upon winning a rated Battleground, rating, wins, and Conquest Points are awarded and display properly.
      • Negative amounts of Conquest Points can no longer be awarded after a match win.
    • Tol Barad
      • Winning as an attacker now rewards players with 1800 Honor Points, up from 180. Winning as a defender still rewards players with 180 Honor Points.
  • Quests & Creatures
    • Deepholm
      • Gyreworms, Enormous Gyreworms, and Gorged Gyreworms no longer drop money or elite-level loot.
    • Tol Barad
      • Cell Watchers in the D-Block area no longer have boss-like immunities. Interrupts, stuns, snares, taunts, knockbacks, Banish, Root, Freeze, Fear, Horror and Death Grip all work correctly.
    • Twilight Highlands
      • Crucible of Carnage quests can no longer be shared.
    • Uldum
      • The Unearthing Uldum quest achievement can now be obtained after completing 105 quests in Uldum, down from 108.
      • Players are now granted 250 Ramkahen reputation after completing the daily quest “Fire From the Sky”.
    • Vashj’ir
      • The Luxscale Grouper’s Grouper Bite debuff now has a 5-second duration and will no longer sometimes get stuck on characters.
    • Zul’Drak
      • Due to adjusted health pools, the heal-over-time effect provided by Blightblood Infusion (used by players controlling the Blightblood Troll) during the Overlord Drakuru encounter has been increased.
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