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Mists of Pandaria: Jewelcrafting Overview (Updated for 5.4)
2012/06/25 at 11:43 AM
This guide takes a look at the additions and changes to Jewelcrafting in Mists of Pandaria. In addition to numerous new gem cuts, Jewelcrafting got some interesting vanity items, like mounts and pets.
Design: Serpent's Heart
Design: Primal Diamond
are new world drops in 5.2.
and can only be made once a day. It creates
, which contains a rare-quality Pandaren uncut gem, and also a very low chance at
Design: Sapphire Cub
Design: Jade Owl
. Formerly, these battle pet recipes were only found in
Treasures of the Vale
from Golden Lotus dailies.
allows Jewelcrafters to create uncut
--formerly, only Alchemists could make them. This requires
Spirit of Harmony
and 5 of each uncut uncommon Pandaren gem.
In Mists of Pandaria, learning rare recipes is a bit different than in past expansions, where you would complete daily quests like
Shipment: Blood Jade Amulet
for tokens, which were then used to purchase recipes.
Instead, you'll choose from six types of discovery recipes based on the color of
News Round Up: Mogu'Shan Vaults Raid Testing, Rocket Mounts, Ghostcrawler Class Feedback
2012/06/24 at 10:46 AM
Today's news round up has a ton of class feedback by Ghostcrawler, as well as a preview of Mists of Pandaria's first raid open for testing and some new mounts!
New Rocket Mounts
The two mounts we featured in our
Geosynchronous World Spinner
--are now automatically learned by all players in the most recent beta patch. Enjoy the ride while you can before you'll need an Engineer to craft them:
The Stone Guard encounter in
was open for testing at 10:30 and 16:30 PDT, on 10-player mode. The official feedback thread is
There are four guardians:
. Three out of the four are present each week in 10-player and Raid Finder difficulty. The guardians come to life when they are within 12 yards of another guardian, gaining energy and dealing massive AoE damage to all enemies when they reach
Mists of Pandaria Beta Key Giveaway
2012/06/22 at 1:01 PM
All keys have been mailed out! Thanks guys!
Today we have a little giveaway of twenty-five Mists of Pandaria beta keys courtesy of Zarhym and the other fine folks over at Blizzard!
To win one of these beta keys, all you guys have to do is comment on this post
. I'll be handing out keys later tonight and tomorrow morning at complete random, emailing them to the email you've registered on Wowhead with. When I'm all out of keys, I will lock this post and let you guys know.
Hopefully we will also have more beta key giveaways in the future so stay tuned--we're working to try to get more of our community access to Mists of Pandaria!
Mists of Pandaria: New Cosmetic Glyphs
2012/06/21 at 2:03 PM
Many cosmetic glyphs have been added recently to beta, especially for Monks and Priests! We've taken screenshots of them all for you. Be sure to check out our
more spell animations
One particularly fun minor glyph is
, which can be cast on any friendly target and rewards you with whispers like "I go into dungeons not to make Azeroth a better place, but just for loot." and "I have "borrowed" things from my guild bank." Other minor vanity glyphs include mages getting pets to match their specs, hunters shooting fireworks, and shaman turning into spectral wolves.
, a large Tauren who sells all glyphs for your class, has been moved from Temple of the Jade Serpent to Stormwind, Orgrimmar, and Valley of the Four Winds.
: Teaches you the ability Fireworks. Launch fireworks from your gun, bow or crossbow.
Hunter Fireworks Blue Dots (DND)
Hunter Fireworks Red Streak (DND)
Hunter Fireworks Roman Candle (DND)
Midsummer Fire Festival (June 21 - July 5th) Guide
2012/06/20 at 5:50 PM
This is the 2012 Guide! For the updated 2013 guide,
Midsummer Fire Festival
is here! Embrace the spirit of summer by honoring your faction's flames and desecrating the enemy's! Throughout the world, there are bonfires surrounded by questgivers and NPCs that sell summery items in exchange for
. There are commoner NPCs of all races that can be found lingering around the major cities that will give you a short quest to turn in at one of the main bonfire camps to get you started.
It's that time of year again. Acquire
, a frosty
, epic cloaks, and more! Horde players can obtain the title
and Alliance players can obtain the title
This year, there are only a couple of changes.
is BoE, there is a new item--
Helm of the Fire Festival
--and there are also new achievements for the extinguishing
Mists of Pandaria - Build 15781 - Spell Changes, 3D Models, Icons, and More
2012/06/20 at 1:54 PM
There's a new patch coming to the Mists of Pandaria for today. It has new spells, awesome new models, several spell changes, and a couple of new items. Be sure to check out the 3D models as they are very cool this patch--I want one of those mounts!
Click here to see all the latest additions!
Mail Dungeon Armor
Mounts and Pets
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News Round Up: Purchasable Raid Epics on the Black Market Auction House
2012/06/19 at 6:28 PM
The Black Market Auction House was a hot topic today for blue posters--after beta players noticed that raid-quality epics will be occasionally up for sale in addition to rare/removed mounts and pets. Since some wealthy players pay guilds for mounts/titles already, some players think this isn't a big deal, but others think it changes the character of the game. One of these heroic items is up for sale currently, so we added a screenshot on beta:
In other news, Ghostcrawler recently addressed Death Knights, Hunters, Rogues, and Paladins on beta. The new TCG deck was released and there's also a feature on PrintWarcraft's custom T-shirts!
Black Market Auction House
No one should count on this even being close to a viable option for gearing up a character. If you can raise that kind of gold in the game, you're going to have much better success paying your way into raids for gear than hoping the right items appear for you in the black market AH (which doesn't include set pieces), hoping you can afford to outbid everyone else on your realm, and hoping you're the
Mists of Pandaria: Engineering Overview (Updated for 5.4)
2012/06/18 at 1:46 PM
This guide tracks all the additions and changes to Engineering in Mists of Pandaria.
Engineering in Mists of Pandaria takes the most memorable items from past expansions and makes them even better. There's now a wide assortment of quirky items including mounts, robots that hand out gifts, and belts that let you walk on water. In addition, many of these cool items are not limited to Engineers anymore--anyone can use the fun Dragonling trinkets!
Patch 5.4 Additions
New to Patch 5.4, Engineers can loot
Schematic: Chief Engineer Jard's Journal
, which has recipes for vanity items like
Outdoing the robot
Schematic: Blingtron 4000
) gives out a random gift to anyone who talks to him, but only once per day per account.
He gives out the daily quest
which anyone on your faction can pick up, and then grants
Blingtron 4000 Gift Package
Added in 5.1, players can now party with Blingtron and get an hour-long buff,
Dressed to Kill
. This buff turns you into a human, puts you into a black or white suit, and gives you a wi
Mists of Pandaria: Tailoring Overview (Updated for 5.4)
2012/06/16 at 12:21 PM
This guide covers all of the Mists of Pandaria tailoring additions and changes. There are several new sets ranging from PvP to BoE epics, updated profession perks, and new armor models.
In Patch 5.4,
allows Tailors to learn crafted ilvl 476 PvP gear or an ilvl 553 epic recipe. There is also a new crafting material,
In Patch 5.2,
now has a chance for Tailors to learn an
ilvl 458 PvP gear or ilvl 522 epic
In Patch 5.1, making
now has a chance to contain
New Cloak Embroideries
These embroideries are learnt at 550 Tailoring and require 3x
: Embroiders a magical pattern into your cloak, giving you a chance to increase your Spirit by 3000 for 15 sec when you cast a spell.
: Embroiders a subtle pattern of light into your cloak, giving you a chance to increase your Intellect by 2000 for 15
News Round Up: Captain Placeholder, Free Epic Beta Gear, Blue Posts
2012/06/15 at 11:25 AM
We have a news round up and some fun things from beta to share with you, but first we have a beta testing opportunity you might be interested in!
Our good friends at Tencent Boston are looking to expand their beta testing community for their upcoming Facebook game, code-named
. We thought it might be a good fit for some Wowhead users, so we're inviting you to help test it out! Combining action RPG gameplay with RTS elements, Project Emerson looks to be a fun casual game for anyone waiting for their raid to form up. Plus, being a closed beta tester is always a rewarding experience since you get to try out an exciting new game before anyone else and feel involved with the game design process.
If you're interested in getting started as a beta tester for Project Emerson, fill out the
Project Emerson Beta Tester Application
added some new items
to our Mists of Pandaria database. In addition to armor from raiding, crafted items, and cut gems, we found some interesting items to highlight.
Mists of Pandaria: Pandaren Overview
2012/06/14 at 5:27 PM
We've updated this post to cover all Pandaren character customization options, as well as their racials, starting zone, mounts, and emotes.
: You take half falling damage.
: Your love of food allows you to receive double the stats from Well Fed effects.
: Your Cooking skill is increased by 15.
: Your rested experience bonus lasts twice as long as normal.
: Strikes the target with lightning speed, incapacitating them for 4 sec, and turns off your attack.
Pandaren are unique in that players go through the starting zone,
The Wandering Isle
, neutral. The events in the starting zone will then force them to pick a side, permanently aligning themselves with either the Alliance or the Horde. Once a side is taken, Pandaren across factions will no longer be able to communicate with each other.
The Alliance representative is
and the Horde representative is
Mists of Pandaria Zone Preview: Dread Wastes
2012/06/14 at 10:45 AM
is the zone you'll probably ding 90 in. It's a dark zone, where the damage done by the Sha is the most visible. The mantid, a deadly race with an advanced culture, are wrecking additional havoc in the throes of corruption. The environment of Townlong Steppes, grassy fields with large healthy trees, is completely twisted here, with everything vivid shades of blue and purple. To combat the insanity,
are striking back, an elite order sworn to resist corruption and do what's best for the empire--even if that entails destroying the leader.
is home to the
Heart of Fear
. There are also many
rare spawn mobs
that drop vanity loot in this zone.
We have a visual preview below as well as a Blizzard Q&A about this zone!
The Mantid Corruption
The mantid are a highly-intelligent insect race with their own unique beautiful culture and architecture. However, they've been a threat to Pandaria since prehistoric times, swarming the continent every thousand years. The pandaren have braced themselves
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