I’m a little slow off the mark this morning. Last night, just after midnight, while I was having fun slaughtering tigers in STV with Kaet my UPS died and took out my computer with it. A UPS is essential in Florida due to the frequent lightning storms, but mine was something like 7 years old and the battery had been acting up a little lately. I didn’t expect it to bomb out quite so spectacularly, though! There was no serious permanent damage to the computer (although I appear to have lost my DVD drive, which was also on the fritz) and I picked up a shiny new UPS (that’s also a good bit smaller and lighter, thank goodness!) this morning at Best Buy. But I’m only now getting back to my normal more-or-less-looped-in state.
At any rate, the Public Test Realm updated last night with a new 2.3.0 build. I am still sorting through the news, but WoWInsider has a good wrap-up on the changes.
As thuak reported in a comment, the distance for hunters’ ranged attacks has been changed to “1-35″ yards. In my quick testing, this eliminated dead zone entirely — there was no place where I could stand where I could not attack one way or another. However, this did not give me the ability to shoot at point-blank range — I’d still switch to melee when the enemy was close enough.
Unfortunately, as Gurluas reported in another comment, the Zul’Aman Bear can no longer be tamed. I’d like to hear from anyone who tamed the bear previously — do your pets still exist?