The big rumour floating about is that we could see “The Shattering” very soon. As in Tuesday. Next week. This is both true and false. The Shattering will not happen until December 7th. That refers explicitly to Deathwing breaking free. However, the world will change before then and yes folks it could be next week.
People are running rampant on this one as being a likely event Tuesday because it’s the official 6th anniversary of WoW to the day. It would be a great play by Blizzard to do such a pinpoint marking of the occasion. Now, while Deathwing won’t be showing up, we can expect some major things to happen. After much hunting around, I finally got the difference between patch 4.0.3 (what we’re going to get soon) and 4.0.3a (said Shattering).
Coming in the next two weeks:
- Portals in Dalaran Removed
- Class trainers in Dalaran where portals once were
- New race-class combinations (excluding worgen/goblin)
- New Gnome/Troll starting areas
- Changes to existing zones
- New cata load screens
- New cata intro cinematic
- New cata login screen
- New music
- City Quartermasters, with rep tabards
- Bug fixes
- Class balancing
- Druids, Paladins, Priests, and Shaman will have their talent trees rese
- Experience required to gain levels 71 through 80 is being reduced by 20%
- New tamable hunter pets (Monkey, fox, dog, and beetle, as well as new skins for existing pet classes.)
So essentially no Deathwing, no high level content, no Goblin or Worgen yet. Now, even before this news was announced I was going to make a suggestion to you: Endgame Enchants and gem cuts need to be sold this weekend. While there will still be some interest, the value is already dropping and after this weekend people probably won’t want them and the ones willing to pay anything significant this close to the expansion are far and few between. Now, if you have uncut gems or Enchanting mats, you can decide for yourself whether you’ll use them to get some leveling points for yourself or whether you still think those mats will turn a profit. But if you’ve got scrolls or cut gems, I’d said this is your last chance for a reasonable return.
Come back tomorrow for what I think we’re in for on Monday and Tuesday.