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Mists of Pandaria Faction Guide: The Lorewalkers
2012/08/21 at 2:46 PM
Gaining reputation with
is an unusual process. Instead of completing dailies or zone quests like most other Pandaren factions, players gain reputation by visiting monuments, completing achievements, and hearing folktales. If you have an organized path in mind, hitting Exalted should only take a few hours with a flying mount!
As the keepers of Pandaren culture,The Lorewalkers go hand-in-hand with the spirit of Archaeology. The unusual reputation grind fits the nature of these cultural librarians, and reputation rewards enhance this profession. Check out our beta article on archaeology changes
In Patch 5.2, players can complete an additional three scrolls on the
Isle of Thunder
Lore made a video showing the reputation process--hunting down monuments in the world and then watching the unlocked story!
Unlike other factions,
do not sell
Currency Conversion Timeline for Mists of Pandaria
2012/08/20 at 8:09 PM
<p>The currency conversion coming with Mists of Pandaria is going to happen in three stages, and this is how we plan for it to progress:</p><br>
<p><span style="font-size:14px;"><b>With Patch 5.0.4 on August 28</b></span></p>
<li>Valor points will be converted to Justice points, and Conquest points will be converted to Honor points.
<li>Neither of the resultant currencies (Justice and Honor) will have an enforced hard-cap at this time.</li>
<li>The current Arena season will end.</li>
<li>Players will no longer be able to earn Valor or Conquest points (bosses will drop Justice, Arenas will be closed).</li>
<li>Items formerly purchasable for Valor/Conquest will be available for Justice/Honor.</li>
<p><span style="font-size:14px;"><b>With Mists of Pandaria on September 25</b></span></p>
<li>Valor can be earned again.
<li>Characters can earn up to 1000 Valor per week, and carry a maximum of 3000 Valor.</li>
<li>Daily quests, random Scenarios, random Heroic dungeons, and all levels of raiding will reward Valor.</li>
<li>Valor will be used
Mists of Pandaria: New Archaeology Solves, News Round Up
2012/08/20 at 12:33 PM
Archaeology in Mists of Pandaria just keeps on getting more and more changes to ensure it will be more engaging than in Cataclysm. Today we're previewing a new type of solve,
, as well as the four new rare solves. Mists archaeology also has some neat ways to ensure you won't be bored solving common artifacts twice!
Check out our
for a list of all the new artifacts in Pandaria!
There are four rare archaeology solves added in Mists of Pandaria--2 Pandaren and 2 Mogu. All of these rares take 180 fragments and can have 3 keystones.
: Summon the artifact-bound Quilen. (10 Min Cooldown)
: Use: Summon an Anatomical Dummy at target location for 5 min. The punching bag acts as a target dummy while it persists. Only usable outdoors in Pandaria. (1 Hour Cooldown)
Umbrella of Chi-Ji
: Transmoggable offhand resembling an umbrella. BoA and ilvl 463 heroic-quality.
Spear of Xuen
: BoA heroic-quality ilvl 463 staff.
Mists of Pandaria: Quest and Dungeon Weapons Preview
2012/08/18 at 1:08 PM
We're continuing our visual previews of Mists of Pandaria weapons today with a look at 3D models of quest and dungeon weapons! Check out our PvP post for a look at all the
PvP weapon models
and click on the images to view them in our Flash 3D Modelviewer.
Models are still being assigned to beta weapons and some color variations may not make it to live, but you can use the View 3D option on all
Mists of Pandaria weapon pages
to see what a particular weapon looks like in the latest beta build. Right now, there aren't any parallels between weapon stats and model colors, like there are with some armor sets.
Quest and Dungeon Weapons
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Mists of Pandaria - Build 16004 - Spell Changes
2012/08/17 at 9:31 PM
Click here to see the latest additions!
Many Dragon Turtle mounts were added, the racial mount for the Pandaren. Ex:
Reins of the Great Green Dragon Turtle
Mage Tier 14 set bonus was changed:
Item - Mage T14 4P Bonus
: Increases the damage bonus of Arcane Power by an additional 10%, reduces the cooldown of Icy Veins by 50%, and reduces the cooldown of Combustion by 20%.
Click the cut to see all the spell changes.
MMOUI and WoWInterface Celebrate Ten Great Years
2012/08/17 at 3:53 AM
are celebrating their 10th birthday--and we here at Wowhead want to help them celebrate by spreading awareness!
To thank the community for ten great years, the folks at
giving away a lot of free stuff. From
80 gaming headsets
10 autographed copies of the collector's edition of Cataclysm
, there's a lot of prizes to win. All you have to do is
participate in their trivia contest over here
to be entered to win and you can use your Wowhead account to log in. Each MMOUI subsite has even more prizes, like Riftui is giving away
special in-game items
exclusive to RIFT.
Good luck and make sure to wish our sister site another great ten years of bringing add-ons to the people!
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.
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