WoW Patch 3.3 Goes Live Today, Dec. 8 at 11am PST

As the majority of the World of Warcraft community predicted last week, the long-awaited patch 3.3—the final bookend of the Lich King saga—will go live on public servers later today, according to WoW.com and other sources. We originally began hearing rumors that patch 3.3 was imminent as early as last week, but it wasn't until late last night that many fansites finally announced they had received confirmation. The patch will push to live servers during this morning's regular maintenance downtime, which is scheduled to last from 1:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PST, according to Blizzard's latest forum post.

For many players, the introduction of Icecrown Citadel in Northrend is the most-anticipated event of 2009. It's the massive dungeon where Arthas will eventually make his last stand, bringing an end to this chapter of WoW's history, which began more than a year ago with the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. However, Blizzard is staggering the release of Icecrown Citadel's raid content, opening one wing at a time, beginning with The Lower Spire. Check out Wowhead's release schedule blog for more details. Patch 3.3 will also introduce the cross-server LFG system, which should make it easier for all players to find more dungeon and raid action.

What are you most excited to see in today's new content patch? On the other hand, is there anything you're not too thrilled about, like the infamous Paladin nerfs? Drop us a comment below, or discuss it in our forums.

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Again......
# Dec 08 2009 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
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LOL.. I love how Bliz just ignores their **** ups. Servers are NOT getting logged into.. go to their site to find out what the **** the problem is....

yup, as usual when they do this big of a **** up.. their Site is down for Maintenance..
Right, like we believe that crap.

You have a big business now, time to grow up and take some responsibility.

OK.. yeah I'm **** about the servers not being up.. but main complaint is how they always seem to take their servers down before they get all of the angry complaints from their CUSTOMERS.
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LFD! <3
# Dec 08 2009 at 3:42 PM Rating: Good
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LFD + Oculus modifications. The place is one of my favorites. Maybe now I can get a group to run it. ;)

But in all seriousness, LFD / Random Dungeon / Auto-Portal are some of my favorites. I'll be running random dungeons a lot.
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what am I looking forward to
# Dec 08 2009 at 5:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Not sitting in lfg for a long time just to run heroics
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Paladin nerfs???
# Dec 08 2009 at 3:26 AM Rating: Decent
Say wha? Those aren't nerfs at all....

As for what I'm looking forward to....

the Character Selection screen upon clicking [Login]

(lol)
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Paladin nerfs???
# Dec 08 2009 at 3:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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I don't play a Paladin, but people have been complaining about it for weeks. Here's just one of dozens of forum threads from upset Pallis:

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=20677631938&sid=1

Now that guy is being pretty sarcastic, and it's an extreme example. Here's the most popular Paladin thread about the upcoming changes; some players are fine with it, but a lot of them either riding the fence or hate it:

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=17899680710&sid=1&pageNo=1
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