Patch 3.3.5 notes are up (PTR, that is)
Here’re the good parts:
The Ruby Sanctum, an all-new 10- and 25-player raid featuring normal and Heroic difficulties, is now available for testing!
Huzzah! New dungeon! Always welcome and it’ll give us … wait, it’ll give us yet more to worry about while we wait for Cataclysm. My guild hasn’t even killed the Lich King yet! Gah!
Well, we’ll have something to do while we wait for lockouts and whatnot, eh? And maybe there’ll be a nice drop or two inside that’ll help us with our Icecream Citadel endeavors.
Players can now right-click on any chat type (Whisper, Trade, General, Party, Raid, etc.) and choose the Pop Out Chat option. This will move that chat type to a separate tab in the Chat frame which can be undocked and moved anywhere on the screen.
Excellent. I would surely enjoy this additional functionality because there’re a few people (you know who you are) with whom a /whisper does carry on pretty much the whole session. Being able to isolate that window all the time would be bees knees.
the tab will glow when a new message is received.
* The Simple Chat User Interface option has been removed.
In addition to its current functionality, the Friends List will now allow players to add Battle.net accounts (Real ID). Players will have to confirm that they are friends in order for a Real ID to be added. Once Real ID friends, players can communicate cross-game, cross-faction and cross-realm.
And there it is! This was discussed previously so no need to go on about it.
Players can now select from three statuses which will be visible to their friends: Available, Away and Busy.
Aww, c’mon, I’m always available for you! 🙂
A Broadcast window has been added to the top of the frame. Players can use this to broadcast a message to all of their Real ID friends online. This message will also be displayed under the broadcaster’s Real ID information in each friend’s list.
Ooh, spam! Wait! I mean, uhm, important messages from the Spell Rotation offices in beautiful downtown Seattle (-ish).