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Patch 5.2: Throne of Thunder Overview
2013/03/16 at 11:42 AM
Throne of Thunder
, the new Tier 15 raid, opened on LFR and Heroic difficulty this week. Whether you're running LFR for the new vanity pets or are starting heroics, this guide should have something for you. We've covered the following:
Loot tables, Dungeon Journal entries, and strategy videos for bosses.
Vanity loot--gear, mounts, and pets.
Details on the LFR schedule and required item level.
Information about the
Achievements and weekly raid quests.
If you want more
Throne of Thunder
resources, check out the following:
for Tier 15 strategy guides.
for all your rankings needs, including the race to world first heroic completion!
Also be sure to check out our
Patch 5.2 interview with Lead Encounter Developer Ion "Watcher" Hazzikostas
, which covers Tier 15 progression and gear.
Click the cut to learn about
Throne of Thunder
Patch 5.2 Hotfixes - March 15th
2013/03/15 at 7:56 PM
Tonight's hotfixes have some class, raid, and PvP changes:
There are some PvP-specific nerfs to
Tyrannical Conquest achievement for both factions now requires a character to obtain 25,000
in Season 13, down from 27,000
In addition, the Council of Elders encounter now always drops 2 items on 10-player Normal Mode.
Click the cut to read all the hotfixes!
News Roundup: Ghostcrawler Interviews, Pi Day, Blue Posts
2013/03/15 at 2:26 PM
Patch 5.2 Ghostcrawler Interviews
Following Patch 5.2's launch, Ghostcrawler has been conducting several more interviews with fansites. There was a
live interview with Twizzcast
we highlighted in a recent newspost, and there were also two more interviews this week:
Call to Auction
podcast crew asked Ghostcrawler and professions designer He-Rim Woo about the Auction House, economy, and profession changes. They
compiled some questions from the Consortium gold-making forums
, and covered topics such as the catch-up mechanisms added to Blacksmithing and balancing inflation on servers.
also interviewed Ghostcrawler for their podcast, and you can find a transcription
Patch 5.2 Hotfixes - March 14th
2013/03/14 at 7:38 PM
In today's hotfixes, the time for players to choose a bonus roll has been increased to 3 minutes, and some changes have been made to
Most importantly, Conquest Quartermasters
now correctly sell PvP amulets, trinkets, and rings.
A hotfix is also apparently
on its way
to fix how
Shado-Pan Assault Insignia
is currently found much more frequently in
should now correctly bounce between targets that are in range.
should no longer drop
for Discipline and Holy
Girdle of Dimorphodontics
should no longer drop for
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
The time for players to decide if they want to use a bonus roll has been increased to 3 minutes.
Conquest quartermasters should now be properly stocked with PvP [url=ht
Patch 5.2 News: Season 13 Begins, Trinket Changes, Live Ghostcrawler Interview
2013/03/13 at 1:42 PM
Today's news covers the start of Season 13 PvP, and some details on the
trinket hotfixes from yesterday
that are designed to smooth out unlucky proc situations from players.
Season 13 Has Begun
PvP Season 13 for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria has begun! Team and Personal Ratings have been reset and players can once again take to the Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds to test their mettle.
The bid for PvP supremacy continues. Do you have what it takes to climb to the top of the
Here's a breakdown of the big PvP changes in Season 13:
This season's elite PvP gear does not require any rating--it instead requires you to acquire 27,000
this season. The special PvP gear will cost Honor to purchase.
Losing teams in an RBG can acquire up to 200
Balance, Feral, Windwalker, Retribution, Shadow, Enhancement and Elemental now gain 25% of the bonus healing provided by PvP Power (was 0%). Dedicated healers will continue to gain 50% of the bonus healing, and no
Patch 5.2 Hotfixes - March 12th
2013/03/12 at 8:09 PM
This evening's round of hotfixes includes some tweaks to Throne of Thunder encounters, as well as changes to trinket procs to prevent players from having unlucky streaks:
Activation chance for trinket effects on a pull has been increased.
Every time the trinket fails to activate, there's an increasing chance that it will activate.
Increased the activation chance for agility and strength trinkets from Throne of Thunder by 10%.
Increased the activation chance for intellect and spirit trinkets from Throne of Thunder by 5%.
The class changes
described by Ghostcrawler earlier today
also found their way into these official notes.
Click the cut for the March 12 hotfixes!
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