Oh boy: World of Warcraft Patch 3.3 goes live today


Tuesdays usually stink for World of Warcraft. The servers go down early in the morning for maintenance, and then stay down well after the scheduled time more often than you’d care to see. Today doesn’t stink, since Patch 3.3 is indeed dropping. I cannot wait to leave the terribly fancy TC/CG office, get home, fire up the game, then PUG till the sun comes up.

So yeah, the downtime today is because Blizzard is preparing the servers for Patch 3.3, the last content patch for the game’s latest expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. That means we’ll be seeing more and more Cataclysm news and speculation from here on out. (I think I’ll be rolling a Worgen Rogue or Druid, not sure yet.)

The highlights of Patch 3.3 are as follows:

• Icecrown Citadel instance— take that, Lich King!

• Three more five-man instances

• Cross-server Looking For Group (which means when you PUG you’ll be paired off with people from servers other than your own, which should make PUGing approximately 3 million times better, especially for lower level characters)

And other stuff.

SO yeah, it’s a pretty big deal. I’m excited; it’s going to be a late night!