Yesterday’s prediction has fortuitously come true and Patch 3.3.5 is definitely going live today. Though the servers themselves are still undergoing maintenance as of this writing, you can go ahead and load up your World of Warcraft Launcher to download and install the files ahead of time. It bears repeating that despite the update being deployed, the Ruby Sanctum raid dungeon will not be open for business just yet. This is due to the new social features being integrated into the game with 3.3.5, which is delaying its release in other regions around the world.
And you know if American players were given carte blanche to down Halion ahead of everyone else, there would be riots in the hardcore raiding community. Them’s the breaks, and speaking of breaks, hit the one below for the rest of the official patch notes:
Assault on the Ruby Sanctum
For ages the red dragonflight and its noble matriarch, Alexstrasza the Life-Binder, have dedicated themselves to preserving all life on Azeroth. Recently, the very heart of this virtuous dragonflight has come under threat.
An eerie silence has settled over the Ruby Sanctum, the red dragonflight’s sacred lair within the Chamber of the Aspects. This troubling development has led to fears that the sanctum, home to Azeroth’s largest clutch of red dragon eggs, has been breached by an unknown, sinister force. If these claims are true and immediate action is not taken, the benevolent red dragonflight might be crippled forever.
Real ID: A New Way to Connect With Your Friends on Battle.net
One of our goals for the new Battle.net is to create the framework for an online gaming experience that is even more accessible, more engaging, and more entertaining than the previous Battle.net. The newly released Real ID feature, available to World of Warcraft players as part of patch 3.3.5, is an integral part of this effort, providing you with advanced ways for forming and maintaining meaningful relationships with your friends on the service.
Real ID is a completely voluntary and optional level of identity that keeps players connected across all of Battle.net. When you and a friend mutually agree to become Real ID friends, you’ll have access to a number of additional features that will enrich your social gaming experience in new and exciting ways. Go here for more details. Continue Reading