The Sunwell Plateau first gate has been open on the US realms since yesterday and today the EU gate opened.
At 2pm CET (5am PST) the gate opened in Europe.
Changes to zone-wide buffs
We are aware of this issue (buffs vanishing on logout), it was caused by a change to several zone-wide buffs (such as the buffs from killing onyxia). These buffs will be changed in the next patch to be removed only when zoning into a raid instance. (source)
Issue with Hunters Mark overwriting?
This is working correctly, once improved hunter's mark is on a target any Hunter's mark (improved or not) will refresh the duration of the existing mark (not overwrite it). The buff does not change in any way just the duration remaining. (source)
Unable to acquire the spell that summon the Paladin Epic Mount via quest
This issue is being investigated, until it is fixed, please contact a GM to get the necessary spell. (source)
Class changes now and in Wrath of the Lich King
I also wanted to add that it's possible there will be some class changes between now and the expansion, but major changes/overhauls are not likely until the expansion.
Overall it isn't that hard to change one thing, the issue is the ripple this will have down the chain. One small change can make a big impact on not just the class, but how well it performs in groups, in PvP, and in PvE so we have to evaluate as many scenarios as possible before making the change live. Based on one change we would want to check out all of the other classes and see what changes they need to keep things balanced too. Currently we are already working on going through every class in this way, while also adding a bunch of new things because, lets face it, we all like new things. (source)
Arena Tournament Ineligibility
Our legal team performed a detailed analysis of the way the tournament works and included all of the states whose residents would be eligible. We were also able to add some new countries to the Arena Tournament that were not eligible for our contests in the past. We continue to evaluate the eligible locations for our contests and will make additions in the future as we are able to. (source)
Free Character Migration in Europe
Due to population differences between some of the highest and lowest populated PvP realms, the following Free Character Migration will be available April 9th to 15th:
- From: Frostmane, Grim Batol, Magtheridon, Twilight's Hammer
- To: Bladefist, Dragonmaw, Spinebreaker
- From: Molten Core
- To: Stonemaul
Please note that the migration may be closed at any time should a destination realm's population rise too high.
Akama Fanart Wallpaper and more
We just added a new fan wallpaper to our World of Warcraft fan wallpapers section. This wallpaper features some amazing artwork with Akama, the leader of the Ashtongue Deathsworn, as he gloats over the corpse of the fallen Betrayer: http://www.wow-europe.com/en/download.../fan-wallpapers.html
View the 4 previous Fan wallpapers: