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Mists of Pandaria - Build 15983: Spell Changes and More
2012/08/16 at 1:47 PM
On top of the big announcements earlier today--the
Mists of Pandaria Opening Cinematic
all races available across expansions in 5.0.4
--Blizzard pushed a new beta build. There's been a lot recently, but the blues have stated to expect a bunch of patches in quick succession before 5.0.4.
Click here to see the latest additions!
A few items were added to fix itemization holes:
Band of Bursting Novas
Crown of Keening Stars
Several Tier 14 set bonuses were changed:
Item - Druid T14 Balance 4P Bonus
: Increases the duration of your Moonfire and Sunfire spells by 2 sec.
Item - Monk T14 Mistweaver 4P Bonus
: Increases the healing done by Enveloping Mist by 5%.
Rogues have spell modifications for a change--pretty rare!
The guild achievement
now unlocks Guild Shirts, like
Artisan Member's Shirt
Click the cut to see all of the spell changes!
All Races Available in 5.0.4
2012/08/16 at 12:18 PM
With the release of patch 5.0.4, we’re making all the races of Azeroth playable by anyone, no matter which version or expansion of World of Warcraft they own. This includes the enigmatic pandaren, who will become available for play when Mists of Pandaria is released on Tuesday, September 25. We want the entire World of Warcraft community to be able to embrace their inner goblin, blood elf, worgen, draenei, or pandaren from the moment they step foot into the world of Azeroth.
Now, the only hard part will be choosing a name. Who will you be next?
I've seen some confusion about when pandaren character creation will be accessible.
Just to be clear on the announcement, we're making it possible for people to create a character of any race, regardless of what expansions you've purchased. So if you only have the original game (which now has The Burning Crusade included), when patch 5.0.4 hits you'll be able to create goblin and worgen characters as well. And, once Mists of Pandaria is released, you'll be able to create pandaren characters, regardless of wh
Mists of Pandaria Opening Cinematic
2012/08/16 at 7:41 AM
You've ended Deathwing's destructive rampage and saved the dragonflights from extinction. Now you must unlock the mysteries of the lost continent and discover the dark secrets of Pandaria's past. Explore ancient kingdoms hidden since before the Sundering, plunder vast treasures from the depths of the forgotten vaults, and rise to defend Pandaria from the shadow of a long buried evil - before it's too late.
We are pleased to present the opening cinematic for Mists of Pandaria as presented at gamescom 2012. Whether you’re Horde or Alliance, there is one question we all must consider: “Why do we fight?”
Mists of Pandaria: Legendary Weapons Preview
2012/08/15 at 2:57 PM
The updated version of the guide for 5.1 can be found
Mists of Pandaria introduced a legendary that all classes can complete, a drastic change from the rogue-only weapon of Tier 13. Players acquire one of nine "Sha-Touched" weapons from Tier 14 raids, completing a series of quests with
to acquire special +500 stat gems. We don't know the whole quest chain yet, but the first part will let you put a legendary gem in an epic weapon, which isn't a bad start. Datamined icons with legendary names and
Breath of the Black Prince
imply that the final result will be a legendary weapon.
Right now, all of these base weapons have versions and unique colors from LFR, Normal, and Heroic difficulty. You can complete this
initial quest series on any difficulty including LFR
and put the legendary gem (can be purchased from Wrathion multiple times) into Sha-Touched weapons on any tier.
The goal is for players to be rewarded with something really special that stick with the legendary questline through multiple content patches.
Professions: Living in Perfect Harmony
2012/08/15 at 11:19 AM
As with any new expansion, we often find that we have an opportunity to take a closer look at a variety of game systems within World of Warcraft and explore new ideas or improvements to the game. One system in particular is held near and dear to the hearts of the community: professions. With Mists of Pandaria, the designers were able to seize upon an opportunity to look at the role of materials and refine their purpose and their usefulness. In the end, they came up with Spirit of Harmony as the new resource du jour.
In Mists of Pandaria, we’re introducing a new material known as the Spirit of Harmony. It slices— it dices— well, ok, it doesn’t, but crafters of any stripe will find it has many uses. By now, any experienced crafter is used to filling bags with a variety of materials such as Primal Life, Primal Fire, Primal Earth, etc. but in Mists of Pandaria, it’s all about Spirit of Harmony (in combination with the usual materials, like ore, leather, and gems). Spirit of Harmony is the result of the designers simplifying an already complex system while still keeping a wide variety of possibilities open to players.
Dev Watercooler: Scenarios
2012/08/14 at 8:33 PM
We recently began revealing the Scenarios you’ll experience at level 90 in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria on our preview site. As the final tweaks are being made, we thought it would be a good time to sit down with Senior Game Designer Dave Maldonado and Game Designer Jonathan LeCraft for a little behind-the-scenes perspective on this unique new system.
What do Scenarios bring to World of Warcraft that we haven't seen before?
: From a technological standpoint, almost everything in the system is new. Players are obviously going to see the World of Warcraft they know and love when they're running Scenarios, but all of the technology driving what we can do with Scenarios is new, and we took that as an opportunity to really indulge in new ways of interacting with the players, the NPCs, and the environment. It was a lot of work to design the technology, with a whole new UI, and new tracking systems and so forth, and while that programming was going on, we got to dream up and implement a lot of randomization and many new things for monsters to do and for the environment to do.
Mists of Pandaria - Build 15972 - Spell Changes, Items, Icons, and More
2012/08/14 at 2:17 PM
Another new patch is hitting the beta today.
Blizzard changed the file structure yet again, so some of these changes are probably from the last couple of patches--some of them appear to be new.
We'll keep you guys updated.
Check out the latest additions here
was added in every armor type as a Tiller reward that's transmoggable!
I Can't Hear You Over the Sound of How Awesome I Am
is now a Feat of Strength.
is now tied to the Baradin Hold reputation rather than an extremely rare droprate from the zone's foxes. Yeah--it didn't really make sense you killed foxes to receive their offspring, anyway.
There may be a mage portal for some MoP areas:
Portal: Vale of Eternal Blossoms
There were a lot of new items added that are all ilevel 496.
Many Dragon Soul and Firelands boss abilities were nerfed--check it out under the NPC Abilities toggle. This is most likely compensating for mana and other talent changes in Mists.
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Patch 5.0.4 on August 28th, PvP Season 11 Ending
2012/08/14 at 11:17 AM
Community manager Kaivax just confirmed that Patch 5.0.4 will hit on August 28th for US servers. This patch brings about many class changes as well as the pre-expansion Theramore event.
Blizzard also announced today that Season 11 is ending the week of Tuesday, August 28th, with end-of-season rewards following one week later. In the interim period until Mists of Pandaria, there will be no
cap, and old
will be converted to
Arena and Rated Battleground Season 11 is scheduled to end on Wednesday, August 29. At that point, we will determine who is eligible for the end-of-season rewards, a process that should take approximately one week. It's very important for players who feel that they may be eligible for Arena titles and/or the
Cataclysmic Gladiator's Twilight Drake
to refrain from transferring their characters to another realm or faction until after Season 11 ends. The awarding of Season 11 titles and mounts will occur approximately 1 week after the season ends.
At the end of the season,
will be converted to
, possibly exceeding the 4,000 point
cap. There will be no cap on [cur
Pandaren Character Customization and Mogu'shan Vaults Preview
2012/08/13 at 8:17 PM
Blizzard released several Mists of Pandaria previews this evening: check out the overview of
, the first raid open to players in Mists, as well as the Pandaren character customization page that has dozens of possible combinations.
Neon hair streaks
We’ve just released not one, but two new previews for Mists of Pandaria!
pandaren customization page
allows you to explore the vast number of unique looks for your pandaren characters. Check out all the hairstyles, fur colors, faces, beards, and earrings at your disposal either at character creation or in the barber shop to set your own character apart. Pick from any of more than 200,000* possible combinations!
We’ve also released a sneak peek at the
, one of the high-level raids that await you and your friends in Pandaria. Learn more about the history of this ancient site and dis
Mists of Pandaria: Justice Point Rewards, News Round Up
2012/08/13 at 12:33 PM
In this latest beta patch, Justice Point gear was added to reputation vendors. These additional items are all ilvl 450 rare-quality armor pieces purchasable at
, and they have some sweet models we haven't seen before--click on the images to view them in our 3D Modelviewer. Unlike past expansions, gear from
will have a worse ilvl than gear from heroic dungeons. All vanity trinkets also appear to be 0
, which may be a bug, as they serve little PvE purpose.
You can also purchase these items from Justice Point Quartermasters by the Temple of the Black Ox.
Justice Point Reputation Gear
Robe of Eternal Dynasty
Robe of Quiet Meditation
The August Celestials
Leggings of Unfinished Conquest
Mists of Pandaria: Vanity Items
2012/08/11 at 10:26 AM
After previewing all the
rare elites and their vanity drops
recently, we're taking a look at the rest of the fun items in Mists of Pandaria. There are disguises, pets, picnic baskets, and trinkets with fun visual procs. to name a few!
While quest rewards use a dynamic system in Mists of Pandaria, there's still some neat vanity items everyone gets, regardless of spec. And there's collectable items from dungeons, scenarios, and reputation vendors too.
Valley of the Four Winds
Valley of the Four Winds
has the most vanity rewards out of all the zones. Fortunately, many are available early on while questing.
Orange Painted Turnip
Crouching Carrot, Hidden Turnip
: Use: Throw an Orange Painted Turnip at the target location, causing any nearby vermin to run away in fear for 3 sec. (5 Min Cooldown)
A Poor Grasp of the Basics
: Use: Throw a watermelon at target location, covering nearby enemies in sticky watermelon which will prevent them from moving for 3 sec. Has no effect on players. (5 Min Cooldown)
: Use: Set out a Pandaren Picnic for you an
Mists of Pandaria - Build 15961 - Spell Changes, Latest Additions and More
2012/08/10 at 10:51 AM
A new beta patch was datamined this morning--it's pretty small, but we have all the new items and spell changes up.
Check out the latest additions!
New rings, tied to the Golden Lotus faction:
Seal of the Bloodseeker
Seal of the Lucid
Seal of the Prime
Seal of the Unscathed
Seal of the Windreaver
New guild achievements:
is back as a talent.
Grimoire of Sacrifice
got a new tooltip, clarifying how each spec gets ability boosts:
Affliction: Damage dealt by Malefic Grasp, Drain Soul, Haunt and Fel Flame increased by 50%.
Damage dealt by Shadow Bolt, Soul Fire, Hand of Gul'dan, Metamorphosis Melee, Wild Imps and Fel Flame increased by 35%
Damage dealt by Incinerate, Conflagrate, Shadowburn, Chaos Bolt and Fel Flame increased by 30%.
Some Tier 14 set bonuses were tweaked:
Item - Priest T14 Healer 2P Bonus
changes discussed by blues
Hit the break to see the spell c
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