Was a bit surprised last night when Blizzard came right out and said Patch 5.1 is being released today. It’s the first major update since Mists launched back in September and it’s bringing a fair bit of goodies with it. Of course, I’m not talking about specific class mechanics because those will no doubt have mixed results. But what items are most exciting?
The need to track down a Rare version of every pet is no longer necessary. The stones will upgrade the quality of the pet. They come in general and family specific versions. If you use one on a pet higher than level 15 though you do run the risk of losing two levels in the process. Still, this is a welcomed addition. And at last word they’re BoE, so I foresee them impacting the economy for sure.
Raiding Gets Better:
Vanilla WoW raids (including Naxxramas) just got more exciting, as their bosses have the chance to drop pets. On top of that, you no longer need to be in a group to enter a raid. This obviously doesn’t apply to Mists raids, but everything else you can now solo without having to group up first.
In the Stormwind and Orgrimmar underground there are now fighting rings. Hopefully it won’t be limited to level 90′s, but either way it will definitely be a fun little addition. More options for players is always a good thing.
There’s more to the patch, including a plethora of things relating to pet battles that I didn’t mention. As always, be sure to check out the official Patch Notes after things go live today. With a major patch, don’t be all disgruntled if things take a little longer to come back up either.