3.3.3 Patch Day To Do List

The first thing I am doing once our servers are up and stable-ish this evening is going shopping. That’s right. SHOPPING.

First, I plan to go visit Frozo the Renowned in the Dalaran Magus Commerce Exchange. He wants to trade us our hard won Frozen Orbs for crafting materials:

6 orbs buys you 1 Crusader Orb
6 orbs buys Tailors the Pattern: Frosty Flying Carpet
4 orbs buys you 1 Runed Orb
Single orbs may be turned in for 1 each of any of the following:

  • Eternal Fire
  • Eternal Earth
  • Eternal Water
  • Eternal Air
  • Eternal Life
  • Eternal Shadow
  • Frost Lotus

Next up, I am going to get cracking on some of the crafting I’ve put off for my druid and mage alts. These Ulduar patterns all had their crafting materials reduced:

Belt of Arctic Life – Heavy Borean Leather x 4, Arctic Fur x 3, Runed Orb x 6
Belt of Dragons – Arctic Fur x 3, Icy Dragonscale x 20, Runed Orb x 6
Blue Belt of Chaos – Arctic Fur x 3, Nerubian Chitin x 20, Runed Orb x 6
Boots of Living Scale – Arctic Fur x 3, Jormungar Scale x 20, Runed Orb x 6
Boots of Wintry Endurance – Arctic Fur x 3, Icy Dragonscale x 20, Runed Orb x 6
Death-warmed Belt – Arctic Fur x 3, Eternal Shadow x 4, Runed Orb x 6
Footpads of Silence – Arctic Fur x 3, Eternal Shadow x 2, Runed Orb x 6
Lightning Grounded Boots – Arctic Fur x 3, Icy Dragonscale x 20, Runed Orb x 6

Cord of the White Dawn – Moonshroud x 8, Runed Orb x 6
Sash of Ancient Power – Spellweave x 4, Ebonweave x 4, Runed Orb x 6
Savior’s Slippers – Moonshroud x 8, Runed Orb x 6
Spellslinger’s Slippers – Spellweave x 4, Ebonweave x 4, Runed Orb x 6

Note that you can expect to see the cloth prices drop as well, now that the cooldown for making specialty cloth (Ebonweave, Moonshroud and Spellweave) has been removed. Ditto for Smelt Titansteel no longer having a transmutation cooldown. I now have very little excuse for the next alt (the level 50 baby warlock) not being pretty well turned out when she eventually hits 80.

Other Patch Notes Highlights

Culling of Stratholme: Players may now skip the initial introduction dialog to this dungeon once they have completed it at least once. PRAISE BE! Because I don’t always need to AK and make a sandwich when I get this as my random dungeon and have been there far too many times to be captivated by the talky talk talk.

Balance Druid changes:

  • Nature’s Grasp: Now has 3 charges, up from 1.
  • Starfall: Te damage done by this spell has been significantly increased.
  • Typhoon: Mana cost reduced to 25%, down from 32%.

Elemental Shaman changes:

  • Flame Shock: The damage-over-time component of this ability can now produce critical strikes and is affected by spell haste.
  • Elemental Oath: This ability is now always on as a passive aura.


The “Monsterbelly Appetite” daily fishing quest has changed so it now takes place outside the Violet Hold in Dalaran. The quest still requires a Severed Arm and has been renamed to “Disarmed!”


Most recipes that required 2 inks now only require 1.

And finally, one item that scares me:

Quests: Many quests which require vehicles have had their vehicle mechanics updated and improved in the interest of fun.

Why does this scare me? because of how buggy so many of the vehicle quests have been. I will cross my fingers we make it through with all the vehicles still working as intended despite being refreshed for more fun.

Happy Patch Day!


8 thoughts on “3.3.3 Patch Day To Do List”

  1. I haven’t noticed any buggy vehicle quests? o.O
    If I would have gone about it intelligently, which clearly I didn’t, I could have saved myself a few hundred gold on crafting last night if I would have just waited until today and swapped FO’s for the eternals I was missing. Oh well, at least the DK is geared up to start heroics now.
    I love the majority of the 3.3.3 changes, but one you pointed out here is especially good for me, which is the Druid’s Nature’s Grasp having 3 charges instead of 1. I think it’s time to go roll another Druid twink and cap some more WSG flags with that one. Not to mention that’s a huge improvement for low level Boom-like leveling with root and nuke tactics.
    Man, so many blog posts to write, so little time to write them.

  2. I am right there with you. The first thing I’m doing when I log in is getting that Frosty Flying Carpet recipe then burning down the bank full (literally around 53 stacks) of Frostweave to get the last 8 points of Tailoring for my Mage. I have been waiting for the cooldowns to disappear on the various weaves and today is the day.
    I’m about as psyched as I get for a minor patch.

  3. The vehicles aren’t buggies…if that’s what you mean.
    They seem to be not working or have weird quirks more often than not, especially alliance-side.
    I’ve been itching to craft gear for weeks now, but I knew I’d kick myself if I spent a ton of badges to buy orbs when they were about to get very very cheap.
    And seriously — my in-progress blog posts + list of things to write about is totally out of hand atm!

  4. I plan to:
    Check the raid weekly – cry if it is Maly, feel frustrated if it is Marrowgar…also check the fishing daily, curious exactly how a severed arm got into the water by Violet Hold.
    Rejoice that I don’t have to feel the need to shield arcane mages (especially the ones that give me FM) while healing anymore.
    Go try immolate out on everything to see how much the ticks crit for and how often.
    And of course, like you, go shopping! I plan on making a lot of cloth and flasks. (And finally getting all the eternal shadow to get bracers made for my rogue.)

  5. My baby warlock (lvl 50) is already using frostweave bandages b/c I can’t get rid of forstweave fast enough. I feeel your pain! And want to see a screenie of the carpet soon!

  6. /cry
    No Malygos 🙁
    The Eye of Eternity is fun and short. Anyway I’m barely doing dailies and weeklies anymore.

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