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Mists of Pandaria: August Celestials Guide
2012/08/08 at 12:10 PM
The August Celestials defend Pandaria's temples from the Sha. Each day, they'll send you to one of four temples to complete a short series of daily quests. Rewards include epic bracers, gloves, and boots as well as Reins of the Thundering August Cloud Serpent.
Justice Point and Valor Point gear no longer requires reputation and has undergone cost changes.
Players will not need Revered with
to unlock this faction.
Sunsong Ranch now has
Work Order quests
that can boost your reputation with two factions per day. You must have unlocked that faction's dailies in order to be eligible for Work Orders, which award +300 reputation. For the August Celestials, there are
Work Order: The August Celestials I
Work Order: The August Celestials II
Random dungeons and scenarios now have a "*Bonus Reputation:" line and a button that opens up your reputation panel. You'll get additional rep for completing your first scenario and dungeon of the day.
, rare spawns in coastal areas around Pandaria,
World Boss Preview: Salyis's Warband
2012/08/06 at 7:11 PM
The ruthless saurok roam Pandaria, stealing what they can and harassing the island's other inhabitants. The most infamous of these reptilian pillagers are Chief Salyis and his warband. For years, the saurok commander and his raiders have stormed through the Valley of the Four Winds atop Galleon, a colossal and well-armed mushan that is more a moving fortress than a simple mount.
Check out the Mists of Pandaria preview website and get a first glimpse at one of the two new roaming world bosses:
! These extremely powerful monsters will do everything in their power to make your life more... “interesting” as you explore the mysterious continent of Pandaria.
World bosses spawn in the open world and can be attacked by any player (un)fortunate enough to cross their paths. Salyis's Warband will be quite rare, while the expansion's other boss will appear with fairly regular frequency. But before you charge headfirst into battle, keep in mind that it will take the combined efforts of a full r
Mists of Pandaria: Shado-Pan Reputation Guide, News Round Up
2012/07/26 at 11:37 AM
Today we have a news round up on more beta class balance analysis, as well as the guild mentoring program, old raid gold nerfs, and role of beta testing. With the
for Mists of Pandaria, there's been a flurry of MoP-related posts as well, including Blizzard's very own beta key sweepstakes--they will be giving away 2,000 keys each week for five weeks.
We also have a spotlight on the Shado-Pan, a new faction in Mists of Pandaria with some epics and fun vanity rewards!
protect Pandaria from the imprisoned Sha--no small task. They are found wearing their distinctive navy-and-red armor throughout the borders of Pandaria in Kun-Lai Summit and Townlong Steppes. Rewards include some ilvl 489 epics as well as flavor items at both Honored and Exalted, such as breakable boards and mounts.
gear now costs
, existing ilvl 458 gear is now 75% cheaper, and no gear purchasable with a currency requires reputation.
Players will not need Revered with [fa
Scenario Previews: Arena of Annihilation and Greenstone Village
2012/07/25 at 12:11 PM
Two more scenarios were added in beta in this recent patch:
Arena of Annihilation
. We've got writeups and screenshots of them, as well as videos by Lore! Sceanarios also now have quests implemented, as well as reward satchels that yield ilvl 463 blues:
Cache of Powerful Armor
Greenstone village has been taken over by Jade Elementals and you will have to restore peace to the village by fending off the attacks, rescuing villages, finding their kegs, and killing vengeful sprites.
Stage 1: Rescue the Villagers:
The village has been invaded by Cursed Jade Elementals and Sassy Seedlings. The group will need to clear the town and speak to the frightened NPCs.
Stage 2: Rescue the Dojo
Beasts of Jade spawn inside the Dojo and you need to help the Brewmaster kill them.
Stage 3: Recover Burgled Barrels[/
Mists of Pandaria: Rare Elites and Vanity Items
2012/07/19 at 10:17 AM
Rare spawns are getting some huge changes in Mists of Pandaria--they'll drop unique vanity items like
Mr. Smite's Brass Compass
! These items range from vanity pets to trinkets that summon kidnapped puppies. After Cata's rares mostly dropped generic quest-level armor, we're thrilled to see a return to quirky flavor details in Mists. We farmed up as many items as we could yesterday in between covering the latest beta patch.
Every rare mob in Pandaria, known as "Pandaren champions," will drop a satchel and a medium-level piece of armor in addition to a special item. Most rares drop vanity items, which we've listed below, but a few mobs in lower-level zones drop things like
Big Bag of Linens
instead. Tracking down all the rare mobs will grant the achievement
Several of our intrepid beta users have been
farming these mobs
--be sure to check out
Glorious: Rare Elites of Pandaria
that compiles much of the found info. It's got maps of all the new rares, tabs for all the new loot and NPCs, and tips for dealing with their abilities.
Gathering Professions Preview and News Round Up: Dragon Soul 30%
2012/07/12 at 12:29 PM
Rounding out our profession previews for Mists of Pandaria, we'll look at the remaining gathering ones:
. We've gone over all the items for each profession and their drop locations, as well as the new buffs each profession offers.
Today's news round up covers a variety of topics: Dragon Soul difficulty change to 30% next week, the announcement of the new Guild Mentoring Program, more Beta Class Balance Analysis, LFR roll explanations, and Blizzard at Comic-Con.
Herbalists get a new rank of
: Uses your skill in Herbalism to absorb energy and nutrients from the earth, instantly healing minor wounds and granting 2880 haste for 20 sec. Can be used while stealthed or invisible.
is sold by Trade Supply vendors. It increases your herbalism by +10 and does not need to be equipped.
: high-level areas with water nearby: Windward Isle, Briny Muck in Dread Wastes, etc. Requires 600 skill.
: requires 550 skill, any zone, rare spawn node. Picking one gives you
Luck of the Lotus
. Also chance to be inside [it
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