April 15, 2013
MMORPG Update: WoW Patch 5.3
As most of you know, WoW patch 5.3 is now available for you to test on the Public Test Realms (PTR), the patch includes a host of new content and bug fixes. All you have to do is copy your character and download the PTR client. You can visit battle.net to see the full 5.3 inventory which includes class, profession and PvP changes, but in this post I wanted to share my top 5 that I’m most looking forward to seeing.
1. Transmogrification available from bank and void storage
Are you a fan of transmogging? Then it’s good news for you, instead of having to carry round the items you want to transmog in your bag you will be able to transmog items that are sitting in the bank or in void storage. No more accidentally selling an item in your bag or carrying around items and taking up valuable bag space.
2. Pet battles come to dungeons and raids
You can now duel with your pets in dungeons and raids, there is sometimes a little downtime in a dungeon or raid… toilet breaks, someone wants to get a drink, you’ll be missing a member or two so what better time than to pet battle while you wait.
3. Changes to the hit rate in Pet Battles
Patch 5.3 removes the base 5% to dodge. This means that without making any additional changes some pet abilities would have had a 100% chance to hit. This has been fixed by giving some abilities a base chance to miss – but in return the damage has been increased when they do hit, this should even out the playing field.
4. Pick your loot specialisation
You can now pick a loot specalisation that is different than your current spec for Raid Finder, Bonus Rolls, and Pandarian quests.
5. New battleground, Arena and Scenarios
Deepwind Gorge: the new Battleground situated in the Valley of the Four Winds; The Tiger’s Peak: the new Arena where gladiator hopefuls have a new location to test their mettle in the Kun-Lai mountain tops; and new scenarios: Battle on the High Seas, Blood in the Snow, Dark Heart of Pandaria and The Secrets of Ragefire.