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The Changing Face of Spirit

Friday Five: Patch 4.0.1 Edition

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Ah yes, the Patch she has arrived. And thus I bring you today's 5:

  1. Least Surprising Post-Patch Nerf: Shadow Word: Death.
    Remember how I wasn't convinced that spamming the heck out of SW:D was really going to be a viable tactic? Blizz agreed that they'd never intended SW:D to be the shadow priest's highest DPS spell, and quietly beat it down with the nerf bat within about 24 hours.
  2. My Favorite Spell Change: One Telescoping Button for Portals and Teleports.
    Whenever my mage sphere mod would break, the loss of 1-button access to my portals and teleports is what I usually missed most. Thank you Blizz for finally giving us 1-touch access to portals and teleports instead of forcing us to eat up another row of buttons/cast bars with them.
  3. My favorite UI Change: The Much Improved Companion Pets Tab.
    When you have 100+ pets, it can be hard to remember which little white cage has which pet inside. Or where exactly some of the pets are filed. The magnificent changes to the companion pet UI solve that -- they now spell out the names of the pets in each tab and give you an animated preview of them when selected.
  4. Most Fun Class I Play Now: Boomkin.
    Pew pew pew! /boomkin happy dance. They've already started in on the nerfs (insect swarm was the first spell hit), but having one day wherein my Alliance druid handily out DPS'd my much better geared shadow priest was a giggle.
  5. Most Bizarre Patch Bug: Amazing Appearing Tabards.
    Not just on your login screen -- but in game as well. Characters that have never donned a tabard and don't have one equipped in game are still showing up as wearing one. Weird, and apparently fixed by equipping a tabard, but a bug nonetheless. Less annoying than the launcher screen BOOM! Significantly less annoying than enchanting items and seeing "Item not yet modified" on my screen when in fact the item has been enchanted.

Which patch changes are you enjoying thus far?

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