Blizzard Entertainment has released a new client patch for fans of its popular MMORPG, World of Warcraft. In addition to the usual laundry of bug fixes spanning most character classes, the update improves the Equipment Manager, and PVP play, as well as items and professions.
Blizzard Entertainment notes (as usual) that, “While we make every effort to include all upcoming changes in our patch notes, please be aware that occasionally some changes are unintentionally omitted.” According to the official WorldOfWarcraft.com website, General and PVP changes in version WoW 3.1.2 include the following:
Equipment Manager – When enabled from the Interface Options menu, this feature will allow players to store sets of equipment, easily swap between saved sets using hotkeys, and pull items directly from backpacks or bank slots (must be at the bank to equip inventory from the bank).
· New art textures have been added for Argent Tournament mounts. Any mounts already purchased from the Argent Tournament vendors will be updated automatically. Argent Tournament mounts with the old textures will still be available for purchase from the Argent Tournament vendors for a small Champion's Seal and gold cost (standard faction requirements apply).
· Vehicle health and damage output in Strand of the Ancients and Wintergrasp now scale with the item level of the operator's gear. Power scaling is now 1% damage and 1% health per average item level.
· All Wintergrasp daily quests have been changed to a weekly format. The honor and Stone Keeper's Shards rewarded for completing these quests have been increased to compensate.
· The bonus honor for winning the battle in Wintergrasp and controlling/destroying towers has been reduced.
WoW fans can read the rest of the patch notes by visiting the official site here. To immediately download the free patch, bringing your Mac version of WoW to 3.1.2, use the download link below. Note that World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade may require one or more patches before it is updated to the current version. The easiest way to make sure you are patched is by logging into the game itself using your account name and password.