Patch 3.3.5 geht live in den USA – Rubinsanktum und Real ID kommen!

Wir Europäer müssen zwar noch eine Woche warten, aber ich denke, es ist ein guter Zeitpunkt, nochmal die nicht allzu umfangreichen Features des neuen Patch zu beleuchten. Als erstes kommt der Lückenfüller Raid Ruby Sanctum, in dem es gegen Halion, den Zwielichtzerstörer und seine 3 Begleiter geht. Verfügbar wird die Instanz dann zeitgleich in den USA und bei uns nächste Woche.

Die Loots dürften immer noch nicht vollständig bekannt sein, aber die folgende Tabelle gibt einen groben Überblick:

25er Halion

lvl Type Spec Slot Item
271 Plate Melee.DPS Feet Apocalypse’s Advance
271 Plate Spell Feet Foreshadow Steps
271 Plate Tanking Feet Treads of Impending Resurrection
271 Mail Phys.DPS Feet Returning Footfalls
271 Mail Spell Waist Split Shape Belt
271 Leather Phys.DPS Wrist Umbrage Armbands
271 Leather Spell Wrist Phaseshifter’s Bracers
271 Cloth Spell Wrist Bracers of Fiery Night
271 Cloak Spell Back Cloak of Burning Dusk
271 Neck Melee.DPS Neck Penumbra Pendant
271 Finger Phys.DPS Finger Signet of Twilight
271 Finger Spell MP5 Finger Ring of Phased Regeneration
271 Trinket Phys.DPS Trinket Sharpened Twilight Scale
271 Trinket Tanking Trinket Petrified Twilight Scale
271 Trinket Spell DPS Trinket Charred Twilight Scale
271 Trinket Healing Trinket Glowing Twilight Scale

10er Halion

lvl Type Spec Slot Item
258 Plate Melee.DPS Wrist Bracers of the Heir
258 Plate Tanking Feet Scion’s Treads
258 Plate Spell Waist Surrogate Belt
258 Mail Phys.DPS Shoulder Twilight Scale Shoulders
258 Leather Phys.DPS Chest Gloaming Sark
258 Leather Spell Hands Changeling Gloves
258 Cloth Spell Hit Waist Misbegotten Belt
258 Cloak Spell MP5 Back Abduction’s Cover
258 Finger Melee.DPS Finger Zarithrian’s Offering
258 Finger Spell Hit Finger Saviana’s Tribute
258 Neck Phys.DPS Neck Baltharus‘ Gift

Auch wenn wir selber den Lichking auf Heroic noch nicht gelegt haben, so scheint dieser eine Boss als Lückenfüller doch etwas arg wenig, angesichts der Tatsache, dass die Beta von Cataclysm nach wie vor auf sich warten läßt.

Das zweite Feature wird die Real ID sein. Diese Facebookartige Applikation hat im Vorfeld für viel Unruhe gesorgt, muss man doch unter anderem zu dessen Nutzung seinen Loginnamen an Dritte herausgeben. Schon alleine diese Tatsache macht es für mich persönlich zu einem Feature, das ich meiden werden. Glücklicherweise ist die Real ID jedenfalls momentan freiwillig. Wenn man sich über diese Bedenken hinwegsetzt, dann hat man mit der RealID nun die Möglichkeit, diese mit Freunden auszutauschen und sich mit diesen auch zu unterhalten, wenn diese gerade auf einem anderen Server eingeloggt sind oder sogar ein anderes Spiel im Battlenet spielen. Klingt nett, aber manchmal bin ich persönlich auch mal froh, wenn ich nicht gefunden werden kann, insofern ist das, wie gesagt, uninteressant für mich.
Zum Nachlesen noch ein Auszug aus den Patchnotes hierzu:

Real ID: A New Way to Connect With Your Friends on Battle.net
One of our goals for the new Battle.net is to create the framework for an online gaming experience that is even more accessible, more engaging, and more entertaining than the previous Battle.net. The newly released Real ID feature, available to World of Warcraft players as part of patch 3.3.5, is an integral part of this effort, providing you with advanced ways for forming and maintaining meaningful relationships with your friends on the service.

Real ID is a completely voluntary and optional level of identity that keeps players connected across all of Battle.net. When you and a friend mutually agree to become Real ID friends, you’ll have access to a number of additional features that will enrich your social gaming experience in new and exciting ways. Go here for more details.

Außerdem gibt es einige Änderungen an der UI Schnittstelle, wohl unter anderem, um die Funktionalität des AVR Mods auszuschalten. Man darf auf das Addon Chaos gespannt sein. Immerhin haben wir den Vorteil, dass das dieses Mal nur die Amis ausbaden müssen, denn in einer Woche werden wohl Lösungen bereitstehen. Aber auch einige Verbesserungen am Standard UI, insbesondere am Chat, erwarten uns, das was ich davon auf Screenshots gesehen hab, sah ganz gut aus, eventuell kommt man bald ohne Chatmod aus.

Abschließend nochmal die Patchnotes im Überblick:

World of Warcraft Client Patch 3.3.5

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patch…atchnotes.html

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

Assault on the Ruby Sanctum
For ages the red dragonflight and its noble matriarch, Alexstrasza the Life-Binder, have dedicated themselves to preserving all life on Azeroth. Recently, the very heart of this virtuous dragonflight has come under threat.

An eerie silence has settled over the Ruby Sanctum, the red dragonflight’s sacred lair within the Chamber of the Aspects. This troubling development has led to fears that the sanctum, home to Azeroth’s largest clutch of red dragon eggs, has been breached by an unknown, sinister force. If these claims are true and immediate action is not taken, the benevolent red dragonflight might be crippled forever.

Real ID: A New Way to Connect With Your Friends on Battle.net
One of our goals for the new Battle.net is to create the framework for an online gaming experience that is even more accessible, more engaging, and more entertaining than the previous Battle.net. The newly released Real ID feature, available to World of Warcraft players as part of patch 3.3.5, is an integral part of this effort, providing you with advanced ways for forming and maintaining meaningful relationships with your friends on the service.

Real ID is a completely voluntary and optional level of identity that keeps players connected across all of Battle.net. When you and a friend mutually agree to become Real ID friends, you’ll have access to a number of additional features that will enrich your social gaming experience in new and exciting ways. Go here for more details.

General

  • The Ruby Sanctum, an all-new 10- and 25-player raid dungeon featuring normal and Heroic difficulties, has been added! Players will find the dungeon entrance below Wyrmrest Temple in Dragonblight. Please note due to the way this patch is being applied in all regions, this dungeon will not immediately be available in North America. Stay tuned to our General Discussion forum for an official announcement on the opening of the Ruby Sanctum.
  • The functionality of the Vote Kick feature in the Dungeon Finder will now behave differently according to a player’s history with the system. Players using the Dungeon Finder who rarely vote to kick players from a group, or rarely abandon groups before a dungeon is complete, will find that the Vote Kick option will have no cooldown. For players who frequently abandon groups or vote to kick other players, the Vote Kick option will be kept on a cooldown. This functionality will adjust itself as a player’s behavior while using the Dungeon Finder changes.

User Interface
Chat Frame

  • Players can now right-click on any chat type (Whisper, Trade, General, Party, Raid, etc.) and choose to move conversation types into separate windows. This will move that chat type to a separate tab in the Chat frame which can be undocked and moved anywhere on the screen.
    • Using the Move to Whisper Window option on a Whisper will place the conversation with that player in a separate tab.
    • Any time a conversation with another player is put into its own tab, the tab will glow when a new message is received.
  • Hovering over the Chat Frame and using the mouse wheel will allow players to scroll through chat text.
  • Players can select Classic Mode under Interface Options to keep the Chat Frame functionality closer to what it was prior to patch 3.3.5.
  • The Simple Chat User Interface option has been removed.

Friends List

  • A new icon has been added to the top left of the Chat Frame which will open up the Friends list.
  • In addition to its current functionality, the Friends List will now allow players to add Battle.net accounts (Real ID). Players will have to confirm that they are friends in order for a Real ID to be added. Once Real ID friends, players can communicate cross-game, cross-faction and cross-realm.
  • A new Pending tab has been added where players can accept or decline a Real ID friend request, or select the Report Spam or Block Communications buttons.
  • Players can now select from three statuses which will be visible to their friends: Available, Away and Busy.
  • A Broadcast window has been added to the top of the frame. Players can use this to broadcast a message to all of their Real ID friends online. This message will also be displayed under the broadcaster’s Real ID information in each friend’s list.

For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros forum.

Marcus Lottermoser
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Jahrgang '79, seit Ende der '80er nerdiger Gamer. Absolvierte die Ausbildung zum Editor bei der Computec Media AG (PC Games) in Fürth. Kommunikationsdesigner durch die School of Life, Streamer und YouTuber aus Leidenschaft! Google+