First, any person that whines about how long it took for the servers to come back up after a major patch release needs to be slapped across the face, repeatedly, with a fresh fish.
It’s a patch release. It is the NORMAL routine for every major patch release we have ever known. They say it’ll be up by x, just assume they mean 8 – 9PM server time.
Second, my feral druid is now respecced for the new routine… I cried appropriately at my 30k health, I was sad at the nerfing of my armor, and then I went and ran Kara boss 1 and 2.
Note to self… next time, don’t wonder why the new bubble isn’t popping if you were stupid enough not to train our one new skill at the class trainer.
Why run Kara while others were hitting appropriately leveled content?
Because supposedly recipe drop rates were increased for pre-Wrath instances and raids.
So, time to test. We have run Kara every week (when possible) for months trying to get Mongoose to drop off Moroes. Week after week, no drop. Week after week after week.
Last night, we kill Moroes, and there lies Mongoose. First kill after the patch goes live, and it drops.
That is not any kind of definitive test, but we have a Molten Core retro raid set for tonight, and a LOT of recipes can drop there. We WILL be keeping score on what recipes we see over the course of the night, just to see if we can get some previously rare goodies.