Now that I’ve gotten a little over a week to play around with 4.2, a couple of the new raid bosses, and a few days of the new daily quests out in Hyjal and the Molten Front, I’m here to tell you – this patch did not change WoW significantly. There hasn’t been too much of a shuffle in spec balance; arcane mages still pewpew excessively and you’ll probably still be kicked from a raid if you try to bring your subtlety rogue. So far it seems to be a mostly a standard WoW patch. Follow after the break for more about the Firelands, Hyjal Dailies, and other stuff. (more…)
*Edit* Seeing as this old post is still getting a lot of views – I wanted to redirect people to more recent information. Check out THIS and THIS for more updated patch 4.1 info and the patch 4.2 trailers (which include dailies) respectively.
A recent post of mine mentioned that daily quests would be coming, though I wasn’t entirely sure when. I went back and checked the information (credit to Wow Insider’s blog for confirming) and there will be a new daily quest hub added to Hyjal in patch 4.1. The term ‘hub’ suggests it will contain several repeatable quests, similar to deepholm or Tol Barad, and unlike the pair of solitary quests available in Uldum for Ramkahen reputation. Those of you dying to grind Hyjal rep for the great loot they offer, but don’t want to put on a green tabard and hit up dungeons should finally be satisfied.
Other content this patch will add is the Firelands raid, where we will kill Ragnaros for good, and a 5 man underwater dungeon in Vashj’ir. I’d imagine Firelands will be tier 12 raiding gear. Also, the Enhanced dungeon maps is expected to make it live in 4.1. Dungeon maps should be more detailed, including boss lore, abilities, and loot.
For those of you curious about the effect of keywords and content on the incoming views, this could be an interesting list for you. Check each of these and notice the keywords. The top 5 in order from most viewed to least of the past 30 days are as follows:
|Cataclysm Faction Reputation Guide|
|Weekend Update: No Dailies in Hyjal|
|Daily Thoughts: Hyjal|
|Daily Thoughts: Uldum Thoughts and Screen Shots|
|Daily Thoughts: Ret Gets Buffed in Patch 4.0.6|
Note here that people are really interested in checking up on the new Cataclysm zones and the new factions. Hyjal it seems is of particular interest to a great many people, probably because there’s no dailies (yet) but a ton of great loot. In a future content patch blizzard will be adding some along with changes to the zone. This would be a great time to write some relevent articles and drive more viewers to your site. For those not so interesting in writing blogs, but reading them, I’ll be doing a full guide for the hyjal dailies once they come into existence.
I’ve prepared a pretty inclusive list of all the cataclysm factions, links to their loot lists on wowhead, and if they have tabards, dailies, etc. Also past the cut is a list of each factions epic loot available. Continue below to see the list including Baradin’s Wardens, Dragonmaw Clan, Guardians of Hyjal, Hellscream’s Reach, Ramkahen, The Earthen Ring, Therazane and Wildhammer Clan.