Blizzard has dropped a massive patch on the millions that play World of WarCraft, now at version 3.1.0. In addition to the usual laundry list of class changes and balance tweaks, 3.1.0 brings a new dungeon, Ulduar, and the ability to specialize two sets of talents and freely switch between them.
Ulduar is the third Titan dungeon and is a 10 or 25-man raid for players level 80 players with tons of new loot and achievements to be earned. Eleven of the fourteen bosses can be attempted on "hard mode", which is will reward players with improved loot and special achievements.
The biggest change, however, is the ability to specialize two sets of talents and freely switch between them. Well, after you hit level 40 and drop 1000 gold to a vendor. The benefits to this system versus respeccing from a vendor are thus:
- Freely swap between talent sets while out of combat. This drains all of a player's mana, rage, runic power, or energy.
- Save a hotbar configuration for each spec.
- Glyphs are saved for each spec and do not have to be re-obtained.
Hopefully, this will allow players to easily switch between tanking, healing, or DPS during dungeons depending on the party or raid's current need.
Casual players will also be able to check out the Argent Tournament, which is a new quest hub full of vehicle-based daily quests (jousting!). There are purple items to be had here.
Do you play WoW? Are you excited about this patch?