Blizzard announced they will release a content patch within a few weeks that will contain many of the features announced for Wrath of the Lich King. It’s some pretty basic stuff, no new instances or anything like that. But I am pretty psyched about barbershops, it’s about damn time for players to be able to get a haircut. As far as Stormwind Harbor and the new zeppelin towers go… I’m assuming they exist to transport players to the new continent. Doesn’t seem like there is much point in putting them in the game before the continent exists, but whatever.
Here is the full post as seen on the Blizzard forums:
With the release of Wrath of the Lich King
approaching, we wanted to provide you with some important information.
In preparation for the expansion, we will be issuing a new content
patch in the coming weeks. Much like the patch made available shortly
before The Burning Crusade’s release, this content patch is designed to
bridge current game content with that of the expansion and will contain
some exciting changes and additions.
We have outlined some of the larger features scheduled to release with the patch below:
-New class spells and talents
-Barbershops in capital cities
-Zeppelin towers outside of Orgrimmar and Tirisfal Glades
-Two brand-new Arenas featuring challenging new layouts, terrain hazards, and moving obstacles
-Hunter pet skill revamp
-New profession: Inscription
As mentioned above, this is not a comprehensive list, just some of
the major highlights. We’ll post the full patch notes as soon as
they’re available. Regarding Inscription, please note that all Burning
Crusade players will be able to select Inscription as one of their two
professions and level up to a skill level of 375 with it. Upon the
release of Wrath of the Lich King, players who purchase and install the
expansion will be able to continue leveling in Inscription and the
other professions beyond 375.