Blizzard is getting ready to debut patch 5.0.4 for its massively successful World of Warcraft online title and has now revealed more details about the overhauled Talent Tree system and how a lot of the abilities have been tweaked or replaced with new ones.
World of Warcraft is getting ready to receive its next big expansion, Mists of Pandaria
, so Blizzard is in the final stages of preparation ahead of its release on September 25.
A crucial role in this process is played by the upcoming patch 5.0.4
for the online game, which overhauls a variety of core systems and mechanics.
We have already heard over the weekend about the array of changes made to the game's various classes, and now Blizzard has revealed more details about the overhauled Talent Tree system that will be brought by the new patch.
From the new layout for specializations to the core abilities that can be used only when a spec is active, many things have been modified by the update, so check out the actual details from Blizzard below.
The new talent system redefines how you create your character in World of Warcraft, while keeping the core style and feeling of each class and specialization intact. When launching the patch for the first time and hitting ‘N’ to open your talent pane, you’ll notice a number of changes.
The most obvious is a new layout for specializations, which now show the Core Abilities for each class spec. These are the defining skills that can only be used when you have that spec active.
The talent tab will show you the new talent system. You have a wide variety of useful and powerful abilities available to you regardless of your spec, but you may only select one talent from each row. Many of these tend to be old talents, sometimes with a bit of a change, while others are completely new abilities. These choices tend to be quite difficult, and you should expect to spend time considering each. But don’t get too discouraged, you can reset a single talent at any time (and anywhere) by using a Tome of Clear Mind (a tradable item crafted with Inscription), or reset all of them by visiting your class trainer.
Of course with a change this vast all talents have been reset, and you’ll be able to explore the new skills and talents as you choose them for the first time!
World of Warcraft patch 5.0.4 is out tomorrow, on August 28.