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Build 16139: Patch 5.1 PTR New Items, Spell Changes, and Icons
2012/10/11 at 3:37 PM
5.1 Official Patch Notes
went up earlier today and we're starting to datamine new additions!
Our PTR site is live and we have the
Many of the spell changes below are not actually new--they're hotfixes we'e covered over the past month that are just getting officially changed now. There are a few neat things we want to highlight though!
Several new scenarios were added, including one for
Pursuing the Black Harvest
! Others include
A Little Patience
with Varian, helping Vol'jin in
Dagger in the Dark
, a naval battle in
Battle on the High Seas
Many Season 13 items were datamined:
An achievement for 150 mounts has been added,
We're Going to Need More Saddles
, and the reward will be
Jade Pandaren Kite
The Patch Notes talked about new faction--two tied to new Alliance/Horde daily quest hubs, and others related to the Brawler's Guild, a test of solo dps:
Part of the reward for WoW's 9th Anniversary is in:
WoW's 9th Anniversary
speeds up your battle pet leveling!
Battle-stones, a new feature in 5.1 that will let you upgrade the quality of various pets, were added like
. Check out the full list
New 28-slot bags are purchasable in Halfhill Market--and apparently can be upgraded by an Engineer.
Remember those hints about green felfire Warlock spells on beta? Seems to be more to it:
New Mage glyph:
Glyph of Discreet Magic
The fire kitty previewed last night is up:
Players can portal to major cities from their Tillers' farm now:
The new Winter's Veil present is in:
More fun Darkmoon Items are added:
Numerous grey-quality vendor items were added--perhaps more rare spawn chests will pop up in the world?
New Darkmoon Faire pets, as well as a few others:
Several new achievements were added:
I Choose You
They're Both Footballs?
WoW's 9th Anniversary
These icons mostly cover
, a new battle pet item that will upgrade the quality of various pets.
Click the cut to see all the spell changes and hotfixes.
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Patch 5.1 PTR: Official Patch Notes
2012/10/11 at 12:57 PM
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!
Players who are truly dedicated to their faction can spend their commissions on an item that will give their fellows an extra reputation group quest for the day. Horde players can speak with Ongrom Black Tooth, while Alliance players can contact Proveditor Grantley for details.
A new item has been introduced that can be used to upgrade the quality of Battle Pets:
Battle-stones are available in two basic types, general purpose Battle-stones that can be used to upgrade the quality of any pet, and family specific Battle-stones, which can only be used to upgrade pets of a specific pet family.
Battle-stones are available in two qualities:
can upgrade pets directly to Rare quality, while
will upgrade a pet to Uncommon quality.
Players will have a very small chance to obtain a general purpose Flawless Battle-stone after winning a match against wild pets; defeating higher level opponents increases the chances of obtaining a stone. These valuable items are not soulbound, and can be sold on the Auction House.
Family specific Flawless Battle-stones can be found in the Sack of Pet Supplies obtained from performing Pet Trainer quests, and are Bind on Pickup.
General purpose Polished Battle-stones can be purchased for 1000 Justice Points.
The quality of each pet is now visible in its slot in the Pet Journal.
Pets can now be filtered by name, type, rarity and level, and filters will remain in place each time the Pet Journal is viewed.
It is now possible to search locations in the Pet Journal. For example, searching “Westfall” will display all the Battle Pets that can be found in Westfall.
Right clicking a pet's portrait will now offer the option to look it up in the Pet Journal.
Players can now keep up to 650 pets.
Battle Pet tooltips will now display whether a pet is owned, and how many pets of that type are owned.
Pet Quality is now displayed in battles, and will be visible on portraits, names and tooltips.
The level of battle pets in a zone can now be seen on the map, and it’s now possible to see the strength of wild pets relative to your team at a glance.
Backline pets now display debuffs affecting them as well as the remaining duration of these effects.
The experience multiplier obtained by all seven Grand Master pet trainers in Pandaria has been increased to x5 from x3.5.
The experience multiplier obtained by defeating Pet Trainers
has been reduced to x2.5 from x3.5.
Macros have been added that allow for summoning random pets and random favorite pets.
Taming the World
now awards the
, which increases pet experience gained from Pet Battles by 10%.
I Choose You
achievement has been added for defeating
. The reward for this achievement is gold.
A new Master Pet Tamer offering daily quests has been added to the Darkmoon Faire. Completing quests for the new trainer will offer the chance to acquire a new pet: the
Two new Battle Pets now roam
waiting to be caught.
Fixed a bug where the Gazelle would join pet battles.
A new banner will appear when a player is subjected to an effect that causes them to lose control of their character. The effect that caused the loss of control and remaining duration will be displayed. Configuration options are available in the “Combat” section of the “Interface Options" menu.
A search bar has been added to the mount section of the Mount and Pet Journal.
The Mount and Pet Journal remembers which tab you were last using.
Underground fighting rings have sprung up in
that will give brawlers a chance to earn bragging rights by testing their solo PvE mettle against some of the toughest creatures found in World of Warcraft.
Players will prove their skill, and increase their rank with the Brawler's Guild, as they win matches against some of the most difficult solo encounters in World of Warcraft.
As their Brawler's Guild rank increases, players will unlock additional rewards and activities within the Brawler’s Guild.
Brawlers on a realm will gather together into the blood spattered ring to watch as their peers face down their own opponents. They can watch the battles in progress to learn from hardened Brawler's Guild veterans as they wait for their own turn to fight.
If this is your first night at Brawler's Guild, you have to fight.
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Patch 5.1 PTR Coming Soon
2012/10/05 at 11:04 AM
While Mists of Pandaria already comes packed full of some of the most diverse and expansive World of Warcraft content to date, we’re staying true to our goal of delivering new content faster. With that in mind, we’re pleased to share that the first major Mists of Pandaria content update, Patch 5.1, is well underway.
In fact, our plan is to release a build of patch 5.1 on the Public Test Realms soon so you can experience it for yourself! Initially, the PTR build won’t include all of the 5.1 patch content, but here’s a glimpse of the major features that are already in the pipeline.
Patch 5.1 Features
Pandaria and the War of Conquest
While members of the Horde and the Alliance have been busy exploring the exotic continent of Pandaria, Garrosh and Varian have been gathering their forces in preparation for the struggle to exert the influence of the Horde and the Alliance over these long-lost lands. Players who have quested through Pandaria will see forces of both factions arrive in force on the shores of the unspoiled continent, bringing the tensions between the Horde and the Alliance into sharp focus. New daily quest hubs and faction reputations will be available to adventurers eager to do their part in the brewing conflict.
Underground fighting rings have sprung up in Stormwind and Orgrimmar that will give brawlers a chance to earn bragging rights by testing their solo PvE mettle against some of the toughest creatures found in World of Warcraft. The first rule of brawls is you don’t talk about brawls. The second rule…
Pet Battles Improvements
Several UI and other improvements will be added to the Pet Battles system, including a way to upgrade the rarity of pets that you’ve captured.
You will be able to spend Valor Points to improve the item level and quality of gear you already own.
The Quest Continues
Wrathion is keenly interested in the conflict exploding between the factions on Pandaria’s southern shore. He’s sure to have additional tasks for players to complete as they continue their quest for Legendary gear.
Keep in mind this is only a taste of what’s to come, and that there’s even more in store. Stay tuned for additional details as we prepare release Patch 5.1 for testing!
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