Blizzard is getting ready for their next expansion Mists of Panderia, and yesterday they kicked off the journey to Panderia with a huge patch that makes major changes to some of the game’s core systems. I must say the changes are very interesting and have caught my interest being an former WoW player.
Some of the major features of Patch 5.0.4 include:
New Talent System – The World of Warcraft talent system has been redesigned to allow for unique core ability and specialization choices
Class Changes – Many changes to character classes, including an array of new spells and abilities
Glyphs – Glyphs have been redesigned to be more specialized, while offering players fun and cosmetic customization options
Account-wide Mounts, Pets, and Achievements – Players now have access to (nearly) all the mounts, pets, and achievements they’ve earned across all their characters under one Battle.net account
Area of Effect (AOE) Looting – Looting has never been easier
Theramore’s Fall Scenario – The first two Scenarios (one for Horde and one for Alliance) will be available for players to take on shortly before launch
Cross-Realm Zones – Cross-realm zones are a new technology enabling players to meet up and group with other players in underpopulated areas of the game world
Also reading the patch notes they added Mac Retina Display support!
Since there are a lot of changes Blizzard put out a patch 5.0.4 survival guide to help players.