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Yes, these are a bit out-dated and should have been posted sooner, but oh well. Here they are, listed newest to oldest... in abbreviated format:

Upcoming Patch 4.2.2?
Boubouille at MMO-Champion managed to find a copy of patch 4.2.2 on the PTR download server. He also stressed that most of these changes are tooltip changes for things that are already active on live servers.
Quote from: Blizzard
Achievement Changes
PvP - Arena
  • Challenger now also includes Vicious Gladiators.
  • Gladiator now also includes Vicious Gladiators.
  • Duelist now also includes Vicious Gladiators.
  • Rival now also includes Vicious Gladiators.

PvP - Tol Barad
Classes
Death Knight
Blood
  • Improved Death Strike increases damage done by Death Strike by 40/80/120%, up from 30/60/90%. Increases critical strike chance by 10/20/30%, up from 3/6/9%.

Shaman
Elemental
  • Shamanism gives an additional 32% benefit from spell power, up from 20%.

Items
World Events
Weapons
  • Deflecting Star is now bound when picked up.
  • Lava Bolt Crossbow now increases haste by 81 instead of mastery by 75. Increases critical strike rating by 88, down from 91.
  • Lava Bolt Crossbow (H) now increases haste by 92 instead of mastery by 85. Increases critical strike rating by 99, down from 103.

Trinkets
Plate
PvP Gear
Professions
Blacksmithing
Leatherworking
Tailoring
Client Strings
  • LanguageRegions["ptBR"] = 12;
  • GUILD_NAME_ALERT = "Guild Name Change Alert";
  • GUILD_NAME_ALERT_GM_HELP = "You must pick a new name within the guidelines of our naming policy.";
  • GUILD_NAME_ALERT_MEMBER_HELP = "Your guildmaster must pick a new name within then guidelines of our naming policy.";
  • GUILD_NAME_ALERT_WARNING = "Your guild has been flagged for a rename.";
  • OLD_GUILD_NAME = "Old Guild Name:";
  • TRIAL_ACCOUNT_LEVEL_CAP_REACHED = "You have reached the maximum possible level on a trial account. [Click Here] to upgrade your account!";
  • TRIAL_ACCOUNT_MONEY_CAP_REACHED = "You already have the maximum amount of money on a trial account. [Click Here] to upgrade your account!";
  • TRIAL_CAPPED_MONEY = "Trial money cap reached.";

Patch 4.2.0a
Quote from: Blizzard (Source)
Bug Fixes
  • Using an instant cast spell right after a target dies should no longer re-target the dead target’s body.
  • Using an ability immediately after switching targets should no longer affect the previous target.
  • Resolved a movement error when jumping onto an object while experiencing a low frame rate.
  • Mac: Fixed a bug preventing shift and mouse wheel commands from registering properly.
  • Resolved issues that were causing client crashes near Beth’tilac in the Firelands.
  • Disconnecting while riding as a passenger in a vehicle should no longer cause an error upon subsequent login.
  • Entering a password with Japanese Hiragana selected as the keyboard type should no longer cause a crash.
  • Resolved an issue that was causing the client to crash under certain conditions when minimizing the game client.

Items
  • The tooltip color for heirloom items has been returned to gold.

Quests
  • A move enforcement issue has been resolved that was affecting the death knight starting area quest Death Comes From on High.
  • Tarecgosa's platform during the cutscene from Alignment (Elemental Bonds legendary quest) should now be visible before she lands on it.

Patch 4.2 Hotfixes - August 4
Quote from: Blizzard (Source)
General
  • Balloon pets can no longer be sold to vendors.
  • Flight points in Outlands should correctly display for characters created after the release of patch 4.2.

Classes
  • Melee auto-attacks should properly trigger trinkets.

Druid
  • Primal Fury is correctly triggered when Rake gets a critical hit, and is putting an extra combo point on the target.
  • Starfall should no longer strike targets with which the druid is not in combat.

Hunter
  • Burning Adrenaline is properly removing the focus cost of Arcane Shot.

Rogue
  • Mutilate should now properly trigger trinkets.

Warrior
  • Deep Wounds should no longer incorrectly apply double damage when certain buffs are present on the warrior.

Dungeons & Raids
Blackrock Spire
  • The Scarshield Quartermaster is properly flagged as a quest NPC and not a rare spawn.

Firelands
  • Burning Orb attack range has been increased for the Majordomo Staghelm encounter.
  • The criteria for the achievement Do a Barrel Roll! reset properly after a failed attempt on Alysrazor.
  • Smoldering Essences are now properly applied to Firelands bosses and can be syphoned, even if the only raid member that is on step 13 of the legendary quest line dies during the encounter.
  • Players should never get Rage of Ragnaros on Heroic difficulty. Rage of Ragnaros will only be given on normal difficulty if someone on the legendary quest line has 250 shards. Heart of Flame should always be given on Heroic difficulty, even if a player doesn’t have Rage of Ragnaros, but does have 250 shards.

Icecrown Citadel
  • The Val'kyr will again despawn after the Lich King reaches 10% health. If they are in the process of carrying a player, they will first drop them to the ground before leaving.

Zul’Farrak
  • Player should no longer be unable to open the gates to complete the dungeon due to NPC allies dying during the troll invasion event.
  • The Zul'farrak Zombies and Skeletons of Zum'rah, associated with Witch Doctor Zum'rah, now clean up properly when the encounter is reset or the boss dies.

Items
  • The weapon speed of the Masterwork Elementium Deathblade has been reduced to 3.5, down from 3.8.
  • Ricket's Magnetic Fireball now shares a burst cooldown with other on-use trinkets.
  • Unheeded Warning now grants 1926 attack power, instead of 680 weapon damage.

Item Sets
  • The Burning Treant and Fiery Imp pets summoned by the Balance druid and warlock tier-12 sets now have reduced damage taken from area-of-effect spells, consistent with other combat pets.
  • The Smoldering Rune buff from the death knight tier-12 2-piece set bonus is now properly cleared off of the character if he/she does not have the set bonus the next time it ticks for runic power.
  • The Spirit buff gained from the 4-piece priest tier-11 set will be lost if the priest casts any spell or uses any ability while not wearing the set.
  • The warrior tier-12 4-piece damage-dealing set bonus is now properly activating, even if a Mortal Strike or Raging Blow attack is fully absorbed.

PvP
Strand of the Ancients
  • Stampeding Roar (druid spell) no longer grants a speed boost to Demolishers.

Quests & Creatures
Hyjal Regrowth & Molten Front
  • Molten Lords should no longer stay tapped by the first player who damages them while on the bombing run for the quest Fire in the Skies.

Blizzard Loses Another 300k Subscriptions
In Q1 '11, Blizzard announced a loss of 600,000 subscriptions. Now, in Q2, they have announced another 300,000 subscriptions lost. During the same conference call, Blizzard announced that patch 4.3 would be the largest content patch since Cataclysm. That's not too difficult, considering we've gotten two 5-man instances and a 7-boss raid in two patches since Cataclysm so far. My guess is something similar to patch 3.3... a few 5-man instances and a 12-ish boss raid instance.
Mists of Pandaria
Blizzard filed a trademark application for something titled "Mists of Pandaria". They used class codes that they have typically used with their online games. Is this the next WoW expansion? See more at MMO-Champion.
Diablo 3's Auction House
Blizzard announced that Diablo 3 will have an Auction House similar to WoW's, with one important difference... they will feature a section where items can be bought and sold for real life cash. Play Diablo 3, earn money? More information, as always, at MMO-Champion.
Lich King Solo'd
It's finally happened... the Lich King was solo'd. Mione, a Death Knight, pulled off the stunt just after the launch of patch 4.2. You can see more, including a video, in the post at MMO-Champion.

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