The first major expansion to Blizzard’s uber-popular MMORPG is there are hints that Blizzard will toss us a bone with at least one more content patch between now and the release of the expansion:
Tere: What’s in it?
Eyonix: Oh, you know, just a few small things such as a brand new honor system, as well as new talents and abilities along with dozens of other changes and improvements.
Remember, we were planning on patching in many things along with the release of the Burning Crusade so that those who chose not to purchase the expansion could still enjoy many new features.
With the delay of the game, we’ll be patching prior to its release.
The 1.12 patch was supposed to be the last content (meaning new stuff beyond bug fixes) to come out prior to the release of the expansion and the little tidbit from a Blizzard rep above implies they may be adding in some of the new features the expansion was supposed to bring into the game ahead of schedule such as the new Jewel Crafting profession, the higher level cap of 70, the new spells and talents, the new Professions updates, and the new Honor System. No word yet on which of the new changes/systems will be in the next patch, but at least we’ll be getting something before the expansion hits.