The latest email scam follows quickly on the heels of Blizzard’s announcement of a new expansion. Players are reporting receiving emails offering signups to beta test the expansion. These are not real. Blizzard will announce any beta on its website. See this blue sticky in the official forums for information about what to do if you receive a scam email.
I got a mysterious item in the mail, The Mischief Maker. Apparently the day before I’d been sheeped somewhere in Dalaran by a gnome NPC named Minigob Manabonk. After this happens, one gets a single-use wand in the mail that can be used on friendly targets anywhere in Dalaran. Seems like a good thing to use on someone blocking a mailbox or the flightmaster with their mount.
Skip this story if you don’t want the surprise ruined.
If you’re impatient and don’t want to wait for the Background Downloader, you can download the patch from a mirror here:
You want a patch from the US column in the first table.
If you like to use BitTorrent with your favorite client (I like uTorrent), grab the official torrent file from the last row of the first table (the one that has “worldofwarcraft.com” next to it). This uses the same torrent that the BackgroundDownloader uses. Here’s a direct link to the torrent:
For full patch notes, go here:
There a link to undocumented changes on that page, but the list is currently only one item. I expect that to grow as people discover changes not in the official notes.
(Should Eldre’Thalas be down for patch fixes, remember to check our Horde guild <Geriatric Ward> on Aerie Peak.)
Characters Andross and OneCalorie (of TaB, get it?) got “married” Sunday evening. Everyone had lots of fun getting dressed up for the event.
More screenshots after the break…