Blizzard Releases World of WarCraft Patch 4.1
Sean W. Gibson / May 2nd, 2011 No Comments
Blizzard released Patch 4.1: Rise of the Zandalari for the biggest MMORPG ever made, World of WarCraft. The patch takes care of known issues and adds in some new content that high level players will be excited to grind through. The patch, like all others for World of WarCraft are offered for free and is the first major one released for World of WarCraft: Cataclysm.
The new content centers around a new Level 85 Stranglethorn quest line and updates the dungeons of Zul’Aman and Zul’Gurub, which are now suitable for 5 Level-85 players with an average item level of 346 or higher. There’s also all new epic gear, two new rare mounts, pets and other pretty sweet swag to be had if you grind away in these updates dungeons.
Speaking of dungeons, the good news for players is that if you find that if you were sick of dungeon queues taking too long (hint: be a healer, lol) there’s a new system called Dungeon Finder: Call to Arms which will offer an additional incentive to players of underrepresented class roles. With this new feature in place, players can get into the action faster, which is always a good thing.
Another big feature implemented with this patch is the long-rumored Guilder Finder. This new feature will be expanded on in the future, according to Blizzard Entertainment. If you are looking for a new guild or you’re a guild leader looking to recruit then this feature will be a huge blessing. Those that hate the join a guild spam in various chat channels will be pleased that those days are now a thing in the past with this new Guild Finder feature.
For those of you in solid guilds, you’ll definitely want to check out the Guild Challenges, which allow you and your guild mates to grind through dungeon, raids and Battlegrounds as a guild group. If you participate that way, you’ll receive new achievements, accure gold for the Guild Vault and also earn guild experience above the previous cap. Blizzard also noted that there will be more Guild Challenges in upcoming patches.
Some of the technical issues fixed for Patch 4.1 address various issues that should improve and stabilize performance. One of the major fixes centered around an issue with using DX11 with some nVidia drivers, which caused screens to change color. A humorous bug that had Gnome legs animate too fast in stealth mode was shored up, along with the mouse cursor accidentally getting displayed as a black square while moving some frames if running DX11.
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