Daily Thoughts: Patch Day Blues

Posted: April 26, 2011 in 4.1, Daily
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So 4.1 is in full swing and with that comes all the wonder and joy of new content and new ridiculous bugs. Fortunately, I wasn’t struck too seriously by the patch day blues. The majority of my addons worked right off the bat. The only notable exception for me was recount, but I can still raid without it. Yes, I can raid without watching my epeen grow and flourish. I got home about 20 minutes before raid time, downloaded the patch content, and went right to work tanking BWD and BoT. There were a few hiccups along the way to this otherwise very successful evening. A few of our raiders had trouble zoning in to the instances. They were getting odd error messages such as the instance cannot be found. Others disconnected when releasing from their corpse after a wipe. The most curious was on the Omnitron encounter. When the first boss mob reached 50 energy, it did not trigger a second. Eventually it ran out of energy and powered off without spawning any more bosses. I’m pretty sure someone declared we dps’d too hard that we broke it. Needless to say, we didn’t break it. If you get this bug, don’t fret too much. Just get everyone out of the instance and come back in. After that it was all smooth sailing. I tanked Chimaeron, Atramedes and the Twin Dragons for the first time and one shot them! Go me… ugh, I mean us… go us!

So you might be wondering, is there a list of known issues with patch 4.1? Why yes, yes there is. Blizzard was nice enough to post them HERE – a location which should have more current issues as time goes on. I’ve also included the entire list after the break, at least as it was at the time of this posting. Also check back on this blog in the next couple days for info on the new instances!

This is a listing of some of the known issues for World of Warcraft Patch 4.1.0:
# This list is not complete, and will not include all issues.
# The issues listed here are frequently reported issues that will be addressed at a later date via a client patch.
# The latest patch notes can always be found at http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2166872

# GeneralPaladins’ Summon Warhorse is not counting towards mount achievements.

# PC/UIUsing DX11 with some nVidia drivers can cause the screen to change color.
# Toasts can sometimes show a graphical issue.
# Gnome legs animate too fast in stealth.
# Goblins won’t get their public channels on Lost Isles.
#

Lengthy guild recruit messages are truncated in the Guild Finder browser when viewed in the default UI scale.
# The mouse cursor is displayed as a black square while moving some frames if running DirectX 11.
# Guild UI does not show the entire requirement for guild reward.
# After receiving the achievement for “Heroic: Nefarian” the “Blackwing’s Bane” title does not appear in the Titles UI in the Character pane.
# The blacksmithing animation is not displaying properly for a number of race/gender combos

# QuestsPets run into the lava to attack Ragnaros during the quest “The Firelord”.
# Completing all quest objectives is not showing the quest as being completed for some quests.
# Goblin characters will stand up while riding the Battleworg for the quest “Message for Garrosh”.
# Excess quantities of the quest Monstrous Clam Meat are not cleaned up when you hand in the quest “Clammy Hands”.
# Commander Schnottz is still visible after you complete the quest “Missed Me By Zhat Much!”.
# There is no completion text for the quests “To the Digsite” and “Spirits Are With Us”

# SpawnsCreatures that fly on a path will sometimes go into their standing animation while flying.
#  Anton Buckey can appear and disappear from certain camera angles
# Many race/gender combinations are not holding the guild/faction standard correctly when mounted on the Kor’Kron Annihilator.

Classes
# Death KnightSwitching from Frost spec to another spec and zoning can cause your Blood Runes to display as Death Runes

# MageRing of Frost is difficult to see on low graphic settings

# PriestDesperate Prayer will not the heal on the friendly target and will trigger a global cooldown

# WarlockWarlocks who get resurrected after releasing causes them to resurrect without soul shards

# WarriorRend’s damage does not match the ability tooltip

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  1. [...] Sharden has a roundup of the known issues and bugs in patch 4.1, as well as an account of bugs he experienced in his own raid [...]

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