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5.1 PTR - Build 16231 - Spell Changes, New Vol'jin Model, and More
2012/10/30 at 3:08 PM
A new PTR patch is coming soon--seems a bit smaller than the rest. Spell changes are below, as well as the one new icon and some loading screens.
Check out the latest additions!
New Loading Screens
New Vol'jin Model
New models were added of Vol'jin, both healthy and wounded. Click on the images to view them in our 3D Modelviewer.
I Choose You
Complete the Grand Master Aki quest.
New reward: Reward: Heavy Sack of Gold
Click the cut for the class changes!
5.1 PTR - Build 16208 - New Items, Spell Changes, and More
2012/10/26 at 1:23 PM
A new PTR build was just datamined this afternoon!
Check out the latest additions!
The Master Angler achievement was changed--the Kal'uak Fishing Derby is no longer required to win, and you can get 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place at the STV contest.
Raiding with Leashes
now rewards you with
. Check out
of the new classic raid pets!
New BoA reputation commendations have been added:
Grand Commendation of the Anglers
: Unlocks 100% bonus reputation gain for all characters on this account.
Chapter II: Wrathion's War
received a tooltip update with more lore information: Prove Alliance superiority to Wrathion by completing his trials after your forces land on the beach.
Potion of Luck
now requires one
, down from three.
10 and 25-man Lockouts No Longer Shared in 5.1 on KR Realms
2012/10/25 at 11:15 AM
So it's starting to look like 5.1 might have some surprises in store for raiders. The Korean World of Warcraft website
had this update today
stating that in 5.1, 10 and 25-man lockouts will no longer be shared for KR realms--a call back to the days of Wrath of the Lich King where the lockouts were separate and many considered 25-man raids to be vastly more beneficial than 10-man raids. Additionally, 10 and 25-man ilevels will be different giving raiders a further benefit for tackling 25-man raids.
Of course, it remains unseen if this will transition at any point to other realms. At this time, it doesn't appear to be the case.
However, if you look at World of Warcraft's recent PvE scene, it's been obvious that there's a decline in 25-mans that's both felt by the community and heard by the developers. There isn't really a reason to raid 25-mans over 10-mans, as far as time versus reward is concerned; it's hard to maintain a 25-man roster and remain competitive in today's Azeroth. Even world firsts are being tackled by 10-mans
Patch 5.1 PTR Patch Notes: October 23rd
2012/10/23 at 8:11 PM
Updated October 23
The Pandaren Campaign begins!
The conflict between the Horde and the Alliance has ignited a new series of daily quests along the shore of the
Players can visit their faction strongholds in the
Vale of Eternal Blossoms
to begin the quest to summon their war fleets to the continent of Pandaria. (Please note: The Alliance version of this quest is not yet complete, but will still unlock the new missions and features).
Players will both valiantly defend their faction’s outpost and assault the opposing faction's headquarters.
Two new Reputations have been added: Alliance players can earn reputation with
, while Horde players will curry favor with the
Dominance Offensive Campaign
Players can slay rival NPCs and opposing faction players along the shore to earn commissions that can be spent to upgrade their faction's base.
Look for strategic objectives to capture, including graveyards and towers. Commissions can be spent to recruit guards that will help protect this captured territory!
5.1 PTR - Build 16173 - New Items, Spell Changes, and More
2012/10/23 at 2:26 PM
Click here to see the latest additions
Tons of new pets added:
Death Talon Whelpguard
Giant Bone Spider
Harbinger of Flame
. They are likely tied to dungeons and are probably tied to
Raiding with Leashes
ilvl 463 weapons
were added, like
Scavenged Pandaren Axe
. These have random stats, just like the 463 armor from scenarios, so maybe these are additional scenario rewards in 5.1.
Two new mounts, showing off your faction pride:
Grand Armored Gryphon
Grand Armored Wyvern
Several glyphs were added:
Several rotten vegetables and leftovers were added:
Expired Blackout Brew
Tome of the Crane
Tome of the Tiger
Tome of the Serpent
each contain 10 Scrolls of Wisdom.
Warlock Tier 14 2 piece bonus now increases the damage of Touch of Chaos.
5.1 PTR: Brawler's Guild Preview
2012/10/20 at 11:45 AM
This following article is a PTR preview from the Brawler's Guild. Since this preview, the Guild has gone through several changes. Please read
Wowhead's Brawler's Guild Guide
for all the details that made it live to 5.1.
of the Brawler's Guild last week, many more features have been added on the PTR. Players can queue up for brawls, gain ranks, purchase consumables, and loot rewards.
The Brawler's Guild has set up fighting rings set up in Stormwind and Orgrimmar where players engage in solo PvE challenges. Winning increases your rank within the Brawler's Guild, making you eligible for more and more rewards. The areas are set up so that players fight in a central pit while spectators are encouraged to watch on the sides.
The Brawler's Guild is a bit livelier now on the PTR. The announcers are in full swing and a variety of champions were unleashed on players. We watched C'thun, Dungeon Master Vishas, some undead spirits, a large dinosaur, and a Necromanc
5.1 PTR: New PvP Faction Rewards and Quests
2012/10/19 at 12:04 PM
The conflict between the Alliance and Horde is really heating up in 5.1. In the recent PTR patch, vendors were added in Krasarang Wilds that sell zone-specific PvP items, and we datamined a few more quest chains charting the story developments in this area.
(Edit: This article was updated 11/28 with finalized Commendation items and prices.)
To recap: there are new PvP hubs in Krasarang Wilds in 5.1 that have daily quests, charting the growing conflict between the Alliance and the Horde. Along with this, there are two new factions:
. Check out the
dailies for Operation: Shieldwall
dailies for the Dominance Offensive
, and Wowhead's
Krasarang Wilds PvP Rewards
As you quest in Krasarang's PvP areas, you'll loot commendations from enemy NPCs and players. These commendations are only acquired from looting--they are not quest rewards. Players can turn them into items that buff other pl
News Round Up: 5.1 PTR Patch Notes, Blizzard Celebrates MoP's Launch
2012/10/18 at 11:39 AM
5.1 PTR Patch Notes Updated
The 5.1 PTR Patch Notes were updated to include information about Class and Raid and Dungeon changes, most notably that tank swaps for Symbiosis have gotten their original cooldowns back, except with some nerfs. Here's the new parts:
All mineral nodes will now despawn one minute after they are mined, even if items remain in them.
The cast time of
has been reduced to 2 seconds.
is once again granted to Brewmaster Monks and now costs 2 Chi to use.
is once again granted to Blood Death Knights, and now costs 30 Runic Power.
is once again granted to Protection Warriors, but now only provides a 30% increase to dodge.
is once again granted to Protection Paladins, and now costs 1 Holy Power.
The cooldown of
provided by Symbiosis has been reduced to 5 minutes.
The duration of
provided by Symbiosis n
5.1 PTR - Build 16155 - New Items, Spell Changes, and More
2012/10/17 at 5:37 AM
The PTR's been up for a bit so it's time for some odd patches at the weirdest hours! You know the drill! We've got the latest spell changes, items, and so on for you guys to look at. This patch was mostly about the Darkmoon Faire and adding those awesome carousels we saw the models for last update:
and so on.
Click here to see the latest additions!
The Brawler's Guild looks like it will have special consumables (
Potion of Brawler's Cunning
Brawler's Healing Potion
Potion of Brawler's Deftness
Helix's Acceleration Chemical Kafa Solution
Mega-Potent Healing Potion
Potion of Brawler's Might
), as well as ways in which spectators can contribute to the fight (
). One prize will be an heirloom fist weapon:
Brawler's Razor Claws
A few more vanity pets were added too:
Pandaren Air Spirit
Pandaren Earth Spirit
Pandaren Fire Spirit
Several abilities were added:
New achievements were added for the 5.1 PvP Hubs:
Dominance Offensive Campaign
I'm In Your Base, Killing Your Dudes
Operation: Shieldwall Campaign
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5.1 Epic Warlock Questline, LFR Open and Elegon Hotfixes
2012/10/16 at 9:26 AM
We've got some details to share with you about an epic
-only quest chain datamined on the PTR, but first, some raid info!
The second half of
opens today on US servers. Here's some key facts to remember:
It requires ilvl 460 to queue up for both parts of the zone. All six LFR bosses have ilvl 476 loot.
The first LFR run for each segment rewards 0
. So by running both segments of LFR once, you could earn 0
per week. Rerunning a segment of LFR grants 5
You can run the same LFR multiple times per week and use
Elder Charm of Good Fortune
LFR segments for
Heart of Fear
Terrace of Endless Spring
won't be out until November--and they'll have a staggered release.
Check out our
to learn about the new gear, boss mechanics, and armor models.
In addition, Heroic
got some hotfixes:
This week will see some changes coming to the
encounter in Heroic mode
. The Discharge effect that o
5.1 PTR: Brawler's Guild and New Krasarang Wilds PvP Hubs
2012/10/14 at 10:36 AM
Level 90 characters are working once again on the PTR, so we took a look at the new developments in Stormwind, Orgrimmar, and Krasarang Wilds. There's two major features that we found:
Krasarang Wilds PvP Hubs
. From what we've seen, it looks like the Alliance is getting a lot of love when it comes to these new areas that show off combat and PvP skills--their areas show that they've rebounded from Theramore.
Krasarang Wilds: New PvP Hubs
A large part of 5.1 is about the Alliance and Horde conflict escalating to the point where they've set up military bases on the shores of Krasarang Wilds.
Two new reputations have been added as a result:
for the Alliance and
for the Horde.
The Alliance hub is located at
in the east, and the Horde hub is located at
to the far west.
Each base has objectives for the enemy team to capture like graveyards and towers, commissions to earn that can recruit guards to protect your new territory, and daily quests.
Controlling various areas rewards different buffs (and sorry, no f
5.1 PTR: New Darkmoon Faire Pets and Games, Audio Clips (Spoilers)
2012/10/12 at 3:23 PM
With the PTR up today, we found out more information on the six datamined pets from yesterday. While there seems to be an error logging onto level 90 characters, 85s from past PTRs can log on to find all of these pets automatically learned!
was confirmed in the Pet Journal to be from the Blizzard Pet Store.
has been added to
Darkmoon Prize Ticket
is a drop from
Darkmoon Pet Supplies
, according to the Pet Battle Journal. Perhaps this is a reward for defeating the new Darkmoon Faire Pet Master.
is acquired by capturing it from pet battles on the Island.
are crafted by Tailors--it's a possible chance to make when doing your daily
cooldown. We datamined these two models over the summer and glad they're being used and that tailoring gets a nice vanity perk!
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