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PTR 2.3.0: PTR Updated – No More Sexy Bear

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?

PTR 2.3.0: New Obsidian Raptor

An angry obsidian raptor!

Greengorilla, a Horde hunter from Blackhand, wrote today to share some more very good news from the Public Test Realms. Seems he was exploring the new and improved Dustwallow Marsh and ran across a new tameable raptor — and not just any raptor, but one with an appearance we haven’t been able to tame before!

Goreclaw the Ravenous has the same look as the (untameable) Venomhide Ravasaur from Un’Goro. Goreclaw is level 39 and neither rare nor elite. You can find him in Bloodfen Burrow, a small one-room cave just northwest of the new goblin town of Mudsprocket in Dustwallow Marsh.

Thanks, Greengorilla, for sharing this great find! And thanks to Blizzard for finally letting us tame this gorgeous raptor.

PTR 2.3.0: Bear Mount … Pet?

NOTE: As of the 10/24 PTR patch, this bear can no longer be tamed.

Just a few hours ago, Mugungo sent me a screenshot of a level 70 elite┬ábear in Zul’Aman. (And I really hope he doesn’t mind if I post it because I haven’t been able to get back in touch with him yet!) Beast Lore in the screenshot says that the bear is tameable, but more exciting than that — it appears to be a new model! In fact, the Amani Bear hunter pet looks just like the screenshots I’ve seen of the new armored bear mount.

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