My 4.2 Breakdown

I must say, I was looking forward to the new patch for several reasons. New quests and rep to grind; new tier and raid plus a 2nd boss in BH. There weren’t any changes to note for Discipline, although there were a few for Shadow. Basically DOTs do less and my boom boom spells have been increased.

But why, oh why did they have to change the animation for Aegis? It was one of my most favourite things for my spec. When I crit it just looks like I just popped a regular bubble with sparkles. With any luck they will change this back. Probably just wishful thinking though. The other thing I’ve noticed is one new hairstyle for the female BE. I feel Jamaican with the long plait in my native black colour. I even experimented with a lighter shade but soon went back to black. It would have been cool though, if you could see the plait with my helm showing.

It’s interesting to note how many new achievements have been added for quests, in particular. It was especially nice to log in on Wednesday and see a number of achievements added to my tally automatically. Particularly for the non-combat pets. Three new pets in the mail were a nice surprise. It’s taken a bit of research to see what achievements I can accomplish so far and I’m doing pretty well – getting 3 just today :P

The new raid so far seems quite easy, well the trash at least. With a few attempts on Shannox too.

This is how he’s been described by Blizzard.
The ferocious flamewakers of this Elemental Plane are terrifying enough, but Shannox has brought companions to his side in defense of the Firelands. This mighty hunter will require that you find a way to deal with his blazing pets before he burns you to a crisp.

Probably why he’s on the G wallpaper :P The theme seems pretty popular with the votes so far – 4/6 as of this writing.

Anyway, look forward to opening up another NPC to get some nice stuff in a couple of weeks :)

That reminds me, I need to check out the balloon thing in Org tomorrow…

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