WOW Patch 3.3: Fall of the Lich King Trailer

3.3 patch notes

3.3 patch notes

People have been waiting for weeks in eager anticipation for the new patch to become live in World of Warcraft. With Cataclysm well on its way to being released, the Wrath Of The Lich King expansion has to end sometime and today is the beginning of the end. Patch 3.3, “Fall Of The Lich King”, has officially gone live today, which means new instances, new raids, and a ton of new features and UI improvements.

Beginning with the largest addition in this patch, players will finally get the change to enter Icecrown Citadel and come face to face with the Lich King, Arthas. This epic raid will mark the end of the Wrath Of The Lich King storyline, but there’s still a ton more to see and do following the Lich King’s demise. Also opening its doors is a brand new 5-man instance comprised of three separate wings: The Frozen Halls.

Raids not your thing? More interested in doing heroics and venturing into The Frozen Halls? Well, Blizzard has added a brand new feature that is bound to make this easier on you. Doing away with daily heroics and dungeons, they have implemented  a new LFG (Looking For Group) system. Rather than grouping together with people only on your realm, it will find you suitable partners from other realms as well. This also marks the emergence of the random instance option. By clicking this, you are presented with a gold and emblem bonus at the expense of being thrown into a random instance with a group. These extra bonuses though will make it much easier and quicker to earn gear and prepare for the world of raiding.

Finally, Blizzard seems to have taken note of the add-ons that are most prevalent among gamers and implemented them into the default UI. Noticing that almost everyone uses Questhelper, an addon that tells where to go for quests and how to complete them, Blizzard has taken the best aspects of this add-on and built them into the map system so you’ll never be stuck questing again.

Aside from the usual bug fixes and class tweaks, there’s not much more to say about this patch. New raids, new instances, new gear, and brand new ways to get into the game. Blizzard has outdone themselves in creating an experience that both hardcore raiders and casual players can enjoy. It’s no wonder that this is the MMO force to be reckoned with.