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09-17-07, 01:54 PM   #1
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2.2.0 Patch -- Looking Forward to It?

*Curious!*

I'd like to know when it's finally released to the public!
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09-17-07, 02:33 PM   #2
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no one really knows. it might be this Wednesday it might be next wednesday or it might even be in a months time. Blizz is either terribly slow slacking of or they want to make sure they get everything fixed + prepare for 2.3 and WotlK
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09-17-07, 02:38 PM   #3
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isnt zul'aman going to be released in 2.2?
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09-17-07, 02:40 PM   #4
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Indeed. I've seen two pre-patch downloads thus far, so I figured it might be coming "sooner" rather than "later".

I agree, though, that I would rather have a "good" patch than a "bad" one (aka rolling restarts, hotfixes, etc.)

As a paladin, having my blessings doubled in length is what I'm looking forward to the most. I'm -hoping- that the nerf bat misses and that the buff bat crits WoW for 98674651295.
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09-17-07, 02:48 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Sithraza
isnt zul'aman going to be released in 2.2?
Yeah, it is.
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09-17-07, 02:55 PM   #6
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The sooner the better at that point

Almost all addons work on both 2.1 and 2.2 but some (usually the newest cutting-edge versions) were written or re-written specifically for 2.2 and they give lots or errors or break on 2.1. Nothing major really, it's just cumbersome each week to think this will be done with.

[begin not-UI-stuff]
I have not checked the official forums recently, anyone knows why it is delayed? Any reason other than in-game voice chat? We've been playing WoW for more than 3 years now, vent or TS work just fine, just push the feature to 2.3 or even 3.0 if it is not ready for 2.2. We want the rest of 2.2 changes
[end not-UI-stuff]

Maybe tomorrow (most likely next week given we just got 2 PTR updates in the past few days)
EDIT: okay probably not tomorrow:
http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/th...02585778&sid=1
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09-17-07, 02:55 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Sithraza
isnt zul'aman going to be released in 2.2?
2.3 at the earliest, along with the guild bank (hopefully!)

I'm hoping that 2.3 will not take nearly as long to be released.
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09-17-07, 03:31 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Geboran
2.3 at the earliest
And here is the blue post that let it slip to us:
http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/th...No=7&sid=1#135
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09-23-07, 07:32 PM   #9
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Definitely cant wait.
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09-23-07, 07:42 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by elektrIk`
Definitely cant wait.
As said here and there PTRs 2.2.0 have been closed (servers are actually back up to prepare 2.2.2 ).
So it is definitely coming
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09-24-07, 02:12 AM   #11
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The big reason why 2.2 is taking so long to test is both the new in game Voice Chat, and a updated sound engine. Both are taking longer that normal to test. Blue Quotes:

Originally Posted by Evamn
In the upcoming content patch 2.2, the in-game sound engine is being changed to a new, exclusively software-based system. This change is being made to allow for a much greater range of compatibility and should result in improved sound performance for many users. The new sound engine provides all of the same features that have always been available in the game, but now extends those features, such as reverb effects, to players who previously couldn’t take advantage of them. This change also allows us greater control and ease in supporting and developing for the wide range of sound hardware, as well as future upgrades and improvements to the in-game sound effects and options.
Originally Posted by Tigerclaw
A more detailed answer is "when the tester-reported defect/error rate drops below accepted measures based on past experience with Live and PTR builds, as well as passing internal test checklists".
Blizzard has also stated that due to the extended public testing for 2.2, much of the testing for 2.3 has already been completed. So we could see 2.3 come much sooner that expected.
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09-24-07, 04:05 AM   #12
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zulŽaman won`t be in 2.2 but in 2.3 !!
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09-24-07, 09:30 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by domagotchi
zulŽaman won`t be in 2.2 but in 2.3 !!
That has been known for some time. This patch is mainly a code updater/adder not a content patch. The 2.2 Patch will add some content (Brewfest and later Hallow's Eve) 2.3 and 2.4 will be content patches. I would not be surprised to see code that will support WoLK and WoW 3.0 (or whatever base WoW version will be when WoLK is released) added to the client in the next couple of patches. Part of the code (the sound engine stuff) will support WoW in the future.
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Originally Posted by Xinh
That has been known for some time. This patch is mainly a code updater/adder not a content patch. The 2.2 Patch will add some content (Brewfest and later Hallow's Eve) 2.3 and 2.4 will be content patches. I would not be surprised to see code that will support WoLK and WoW 3.0 (or whatever base WoW version will be when WoLK is released) added to the client in the next couple of patches. Part of the code (the sound engine stuff) will support WoW in the future.
I think Brewfest and such is being tested for 2.2.2, not 2.2, right?
I almost think they will push 2.2 tomorrow, whether or not they
push voice chat on those few, select realms yet. It could always
be possible that they will hold out on voice chat for a bit, since
they weren't going to release it to all realms yet anyway.

i must admit, I was bothered when the PTRs went down, because
I still hadn't gotten everything in my addons folder to work together.
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09-24-07, 01:14 PM   #15
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My guess is that 2.2 will be coming "sooner" rather than later and it will include the Voice Chat and sound engine update and the posted API/game changes.

2.3 will be the first content update (zul'aman) other than the Brewfest addition.

Beyond that it's total speculation, since this is Blizzard we're talking about.

PS: My computer blew up so that's why I haven't been around as much lately /cry
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2.2 is supposed to be here tomarrow.
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09-25-07, 10:15 AM   #17
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Sigh it out and it looks like they didnt give us hunter or locks our bag. Jesh i hope i missed it. I sure like have ALL my bags for once.
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09-25-07, 01:31 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Gemini_II
My guess is that 2.2 will be coming "sooner" rather than later and it will include the Voice Chat and sound engine update and the posted API/game changes.

2.3 will be the first content update (zul'aman) other than the Brewfest addition.

Beyond that it's total speculation, since this is Blizzard we're talking about.

PS: My computer blew up so that's why I haven't been around as much lately /cry
With 2.4 - They will make a API to fetch data from the combat log (And the messages such as "You received: [Skinning Knife]x3.") rather than parsing every entry from a string. It will also be possible to tell what mob did what even if both (Or more) mobs have the same name.

As far as I know, they will also use colouring more in the combat log with the default UI.
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