I remember before (and at least partially during) Cataclysm, a Mage's Polymorph pulled aggro of all enemy NPCs nearby the polymorphed NPC. Either during Cataclysm or after, Polymorphed was changed to no longer aggro nearby enemy NPCs. I can't find when this change was implemented, however.

Which patch/hotfix implemented this change?

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    During early Cata, don't know the patch for it. – Paralytic Jun 14 '13 at 22:02
  • I remember Polymorph still pulling aggro in Zul'Gurub after it was revamped in Cata, which I think was Patch 4.1. – KOVIKO Jun 14 '13 at 22:06
  • haven't played since they released DS. – Paralytic Jun 14 '13 at 23:32

This change was made in patch 4.2.0:

Many crowd control abilities no longer cause creatures to attack players when they are cast. The creature will not attack the player when the crowd control wears off, and nearby creatures will not become hostile to the player either. However, if a visible player gets too close to the target creature, the creature will remember and attack the player when the crowd control effect wears off. The intent is to make it easier for dungeon groups to manage crowd control assignments and pulling packs of hostile NPCs. The abilities affected by this change are: Hibernate, Entangling Roots, Wyvern Sting (will still cause hostility when it begins to deal damage), Freezing Trap, Polymorph, Repentance, Shackle Undead, Blind, Hex, Bind Elemental, Banish, Seduction.

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