Patch 3.3: Fall of the Lich King

December 9, 2009

Patch 3.3 went live today, I patched my client (which took 4 attempts) last night and awoke this morning to find the unanticipated, but much expected connection problems. With a patch this big and this awaited for, did we really think that there would be a smooth problem free patch day? That’s beyond optimistic if you ask me.

What do we expect with Patch 3.3?

Now that it has hit, and as I am typing this; the realms are coming back online, what will we see when we log in? The patch notes give it all in a nice list form, but I’ll do a run down of some of the big additions and changes.

Icecrown Citadel: The Frozen Halls

The new 5 man dungeons and heroic dungeons, containing 3 ‘wings’ in which you fight along side either Jaina (Alliance) or Sylvanas (Horde) in order to gain access to the Lich King himself. Items from these instances come at iLevel 219 for the normal, and 232 for the Heroic versions.

Icecrown Citadel: The Frozen Throne

The new raid instance for both 10 and 25 man groups, with heroic tuning for both also. Fighting along side the Ashen Verdict and the champions of your faction you will push through the citadel until facing off against the Lich King himself (when he is no longer hiding behind his gating methods). Many months will pass by whilst taking on the armies of the Lich King, so the Ashen Verdict must keep their supplies rationed, meaning you will only get limited attempts on some bosses before they must retreat out for the week.

Cross-Realm Dungeon Finder

The new Dungeon Finder tool, which allows grouping cross realm and give many rewards, including a new non combat pet to players who use it.

Getting Started and Quest Tracking

New changes to the beginning experience and to the map (now including quest tracking within the game UI) to improve the experience of players.

This is just some of the stuff, the rest is viewable in the patch notes. Please enjoy patch 3.3!


One Response to “Patch 3.3: Fall of the Lich King”

  1. Wonderfull blog very well laid out indeed. I wish mine were as good as yours. Keep up the good work! If I could have your 40% creativity I would be very happy.

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