As always, the latest patch notes can be found at the official WoW website.
Patch 2.4.2 is LIVE on Tuesday, May 13, 2008.
Principessa: So, I’m here today to talk about the latest patch details with my sisters.
Malarea, lvl 70 Warlock
Despairity, lvl 54 Mage
Hawli, lvl 45 Hunter
Rigatoni, lvl 70 Rogue
Prin: So, I’m scrolling through the latest patch notes, and it appears to me that Hunters are the hot news of the day.
Mal: Hot mess, maybe.
Prin: Seriously, with the changes to Boar Charge, Growl, and Scare Beast, the Hunter section has more changes than any other class.
Hawli: Yah, the Scare Beast change rox my sox. I can’t wait to try it out on D’s druid.
Prin: But you don’t play with the druid – I do. He’s too high for your level. We’re questing Zangarmarsh, for the love of god.
Hawli: We’re all gonna be 70 some day, baby.
Desi: Not if some of us don’t get on a horse. Seriously, I’ve been in my 50’s for, like, a year now.
Hawli: ANYWAY, Scare Beast isn’t the only big change for us. The controversy continues with the whole “Growl / boar Charge / which AP is which” thingy. I mean, seriously, we’re now going to act like Growl scaling with MY attack power was a mistake? And it should have been Chookie’s AP all along?
Rigs: *snort* Chookie… lol.
Hawli: Shut up. He is a lil‘ Chookie–wookie… *babytalks and scratches Scorpid’s chin* Whatever. Besides, at my level I’m not having problems with pulling aggro off of Chooks, I’m having problems with keeping enough mana to do decent dps.
Prin: Yah, well, that was last patch. This is now. Moving on – Mages.
Desi: *wakes up* Yeah?
Prin: Pay attention. I noticed this little gem in the notes: Polymorph: Mounted creatures will no longer remain mounted while polymorphed.
Desi: That was FUN.
Rigs: Well, you get a new teleport / portal spell to replace it.
Desi: To Stonard, right?
Rigs: Yup. Welcome to your new role – porting lazy bastards to Kara. Hey! Does this mean you can port me and Mal?
Desi: Of course not – we’re all on the same account.
Mal: Gah, whose idea was the mage, anyway.
Prin: OMG this is taking forever. Moving along – they’ve fixed the sound on my PW:S.
Mal: ‘Bout time. A-NNOY–ING.
Prin: Tell me about it. Like I want the whole zone to know I had to bubble.
Rigs: Do they take away your Shadow Priest membership card for that?
Mal: No, but they ought to.
Rigs and Mal high-five, chortling.
Rigs: Sorry – but neither of us got anything cool.
Desi: I don’t call my changes “cool.”
Hawli: Mine would only be good if I PvP’d.
Rigs: Well, you’re gonna be PvPing, unless you want to be riding that featherduster with feet through Outlands.
Hawli: Good point.
Prin: In the tradeskills section, I notice that they’ve reduced the mats needed for Glove Reinforcements.
Rigs: Yeah. It’s still insane, though. Three Primal Earth? Bah. I mean, who the hell puts 240 armor on their gloves? Especially when you could get a Strength enchant.
Mal: Strength to Gloves? I have that.
Prin: Yah, we know. *eyeroll* Anyway, I’m guessing tanks would like extra armor.
Rigs: They might now that it’s so much cheaper. But *shrug* who knows what’s going on in their heads?
Zohara: Mailboxes can be tracked on the mini-map, now.
Mal: What the hell? Who let her in here?
Zohara: Mailboxes are an important game mechanic.
Prin: We’re talking about real issues and functions within the Game, Zoe, not just “mailing stuff.” *eyeroll*
Zohara: *frantic* But it’s ALL I’VE GOT!! Don’t you UNDERSTAND? THAT’S MY WORLD! MAIL!
Rigs: “Bank Alts Gone Wild!” *giggles*
Hawli: This is totally getting out of hand. Can you Mind Control her, or something?
Desi: I could sheep her!
Mal: Yah, the minute you see a moon pop up over her head, you go for it. Until then, relax.
Rigs: *sneaks up behing Zohara and saps her* There you go.
Prin: Thank you.
Rigs: Hey – you guys know she’s holding like 13 Primal Fires?
Mal: Yes – and they’re earmarked for me. I’ll thank you not to pick our bank alt’s pockets.
Desi: OMG – “Troll Male off-hand items are now the same size as the main hand item.” *snicker*
Mal: Is EVERYTHING a double-entendre for you?
Desi: Double what?
Rigs: She means, “dirty.”
Prin: Okay, this is getting completely off-track. There really isn’t anything else of note to talk about, so unless one of you has something important to say… Okay then, til the next patch. See you then.