With Mists of Pandaria on the horizon a lot of gamers and fans are looking out for a potential release date. This is the specific bit of information people really want to get their hands on. Some good news for those fans and gamers today then.
The patch notes for 5.0.4 are now available online in a recent Blizzard post. This notes a good milestone for an imminent release date announcement. We will have to wait and see when Blizzard would think the best time for announcement is, but it is still good to know that the expansion is progression well and hopefully ready soon for us all to enjoy.
There is some nice updates in the patch, here is a list of some of the best ones.
Account-wide Achievements, pets, and mounts
In Patch 5.0.4 and beyond, the majority of your character’s Achievements, pets, and mounts will be shared with your other characters.
Please read: Bringing Achievements to the Account Level, by Greg “Ghostcrawler” Street
World Event: Theramore’s Fall
Warchief Garrosh, obsessed with assuring the Horde’s supremacy over Kalimdor, launches an all-out attack against Jaina’s island home of Theramore. Though valiant Alliance defenders rush to repel the sudden onslaught, they’ll soon find themselves unprepared for the terrible scope of Garrosh’s true plans…
This Scenario will become available for level-85 characters during the week of September 17, and will then be available to level-90 characters after the launch of Mists of Pandaria on September 25.
Area of effect looting comes to World of Warcraft with this patch. After killing a group of enemies in close proximity, when you loot one of their corpses, the loot window will include items from all of the nearby corpses for which you have loot rights.
BattleTag support in World of Warcraft
Players who have enabled their BattleTag will now be able to:
See BattleTag friends in your friends list.
Add and remove BattleTag friends.
Send BattleTag invites to other players via right-click.
In some zones, players are now able to form a group with other players from a select pool of realms.
When a player is in a zone that is set as a “cross-realm zone”, in addition to seeing other players from their native realm, they’ll also seamlessly see (and be able to play with) players from other realms. Players will always be able to group and quest as they normally would with players from their native realm.
This functionality will be enabled for a limited number of realms at first, and will be granted to additional realms as we near the release of Mists of Pandaria.