UPDATE: Blizzard posted in the realm status forum the following message:
“We have resolved the issues that came up during maintenance. We are in the process of making all realms playable and we expect this to be complete within the next hour.”
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This patch, dubbed the “Fall of the Lich King” will be the final major patch before WoW’s next expansion “Cataclysm” hits next year.
Notable additions to the MMO experience, with the 750MB patch are three brand new five-man dungeons as well as an IceCrown Citadel raid, a new and improved Looking For Group system, and a vastly improved World Map and Quest-tracking game mechanic.
This new Quest-tracking system looks a lot like the highly popular QuestHelper add-on millions have downloaded and enjoyed, which speaks to Blizzard’s manner of taking popular third-party UI add-ons and building them into the actual UI.
Blizzard, you done good with this patch. I’m downloading it as we speak and can’t wait to bask in the new features.
Check out the very, very detailed Patch Notes list here and, fire up WoW and start your download now, as it is a big one.