Cataclysm Hotfixes for May 14th: Drain Life Won’t Leave You Green

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  • Author: Luxrah
  • Date: May 15, 2024
  • Updated: May 15, 2024
  • Expansion: Cataclysm

It’s a new week in WoW Classic, and another round of hotfixes went out today in the Cataclysm Classic Pre-Patch.

This time there were fixes included for two Mage abilities. Focus Magic was previously showing up for Mages even if they didn’t select it as a talent, and Living Bomb was triggering Ignite, which was not intended. Likewise, the Shaman’s Flametongue Totem was stacking with other Spell Power buffs where it shouldn’t have. These issues have all been corrected.

Additionally, it seems that Warlocks who used Drain Life were turning their targets green until they logged out. That’s also been fixed, so you won’t have to wonder why your character looks sickly anymore.

Kaivax – (Source)

May 14, 2024

Cataclysm Classic

  • Fixed missing text in guildmaster’s Rank Permissions panel so that it is clear that the checkbox controls whether the guild rank is considered an officer rank.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause Cockroach Cabins to be uninteractable, preventing the daily “Roach Coach” quest from being completed.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from interacting with the objects required to complete the “Would You Like Some Flies With That?” daily quest.
  • Mage
    • Fixed a problem with Focus Magic being useable while not talented into it.
    • Living Bomb critical strikes will no longer trigger Ignite. It did not trigger Ignite in original Cataclysm, as even its final detonation was considered periodic damage.
  • Shaman
    • Flametongue Totem will no longer stack with other Spell power increasing effects.
  • Warlock
    • Drain Life will no longer turn its target permanently green until they log out.

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I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.

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