World of Warcraft Need to Know!

Warlords of Draenor is just around the corner so be sure to get up to date on what’s going in the pre-expansion patch!  (And some other important info.)

Let me first clarify the patch numbers and what they are.

6.0 Warlords of Draenor patch information.

6.0.2 Warlord of Draenor pre-patch.

There is some confusion based on what website you read.  WoWhead calls the pre-expansion patch 6.0 occasionally, depending on who is writing, while WoW Insider calls it 6.0.2.

The Pre-Expansion patch that releases before the expansion is patch 6.0.2.  Expansions are always titled as 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, and so forth.

New system requirements for WoD    (Official Post)

Minimum System Requirements:

Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows7/Windows8 (latest Service Pack)
Intel Core2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 3000

OS X 10.8
Intel Core 2 Duo
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or ATI Radeon HD 4850

35 GB available HD space
Broadband Internet connection
DVD-ROM drive
1024×768 minimum display resolution

Recommended Specifications

Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel

Windows 7/Windows 8 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
Intel Core i5 2400 or AMD FX-4100 or better
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470, ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better

OS X 10.9 (or latest version)
Intel Core i5 or better
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M or ATI Radeon HD 6750M or better[/quote]

Legendary Cloak    (Official Post)

If you’ve been away from the game for a while, or maybe living under a rock otherwise, the legendary cloak has a limited time offer attached to it.  Current speculation on 6.0.2 release dates are October 7th or October 14th.

6.0.2 Pre-Expansion Patch: 

  • Valor Points part of the quest is removed.
  • Gaze of the Black Prince buff is removed.
  • You will not be able to start the legendary quest chain.

This means that once the patch drops, if you are not on any part of the quest, then you will not be able to start it.  The valor grind part of the quest is gone, but so is the buff that makes raid items drop more as well.  Catch 22.

6.0 Expansion Release on November 13th:

  • The quest chain is removed and you cannot complete it.

This means that no matter what part of the quest you are on, you will not be able to complete it.  The quest(s) will be removed from your quest log and even if you’re standing next to Wrathion to turn in the final quest, you won’t be able to complete it.  So get out there and do everything in your power to get that cloak if you’re working on the quest!


Character Undelete    (Official Post)

In 6.0.2 you will have the functionality to restore deleted characters from days gone by!  Undeleting a character restores everything the character had when deleted, including enchants, gems, and items.  You will find the button under your character list when you log into WoW.  There are some stipulations though.

  • Characters under level 10 and Death Knights at level 55 are not eligible to be undeleted.
  • Characters between level 10 and level 29 will no longer be recoverable after 90 days.
  • Characters between level 30 and 49 will no longer be recoverable after 120 days.
  • All other characters level 50 and above are eligible to be undeleted at any time.
  • Please keep in mind you will only be able to use the undelete option once every 30 days.

We’ll be holding deleted character names for a limited time, and the original creator can reclaim it for use on a new character during that time. If you create a new character with the same name as one of your deleted characters (let’s say Flugur), the new character must be renamed, transferred, or deleted to complete the restoration of the original Flugur.


Character Name Release    (Official Post)

With the drop of 6.0.2, Blizzard will be releasing names of characters that haven’t been logged into the game for six years.  If you want to retain the name, you will need to log into the game by the time patch 6.0.2 goes live.  If you don’t do so by then, you won’t be guaranteed the name that you had previously.  If you haven’t logged into the character in six years, I don’t think you care much anyways do you?




For more in depth changes coming in 6.0.2, check out the official post on