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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
Mists of Pandaria: Archaeology Preview
2012/06/11 at 12:31 PM
Archaeology is getting a major overhaul in Pandaria: Blizzard listened to feedback from Cataclysm and implemented a bunch of improvements. Among other changes, you can teleport to digsites, get more digs per digsites, and fight mobs that drop archaeology fragments.
We've got a list of improvements below, as well as a look at
and all the archaeology solves in Pandaria after the cut.
You get six digs at a Pandaria digsite, instead of three as usual.
The resulting item is not a white that turns into vendor trash. Instead, it is turned into a crated box--which stacks!
These crates can be redeemed with the Lorewalkers. It's not implemented yet, but there's been talk of the Lorewalkers providing your character with more dialogue and cut-scenes about the artifacts you bring to them.
You can turn in one Pandaren artifact a day for 5 Valor Points:
Uncovering the Past
Completing a dig site will sometimes spawn an
, a sha that drops more archaeology fragments.
The tooltips for completed objects now helpfully point out that there's more lore in the
A Visual Tour of Pandaria
2012/06/10 at 12:20 PM
For this Sunday, we have a fly through of all the zones in Mists of Pandaria. Since the level cap was recently increased to ninety, we figured now was a good time to show you the perks of flying. Blizzard has certainly spared no expenses in beautiful scenery.
Scenario Previews: A Brewing Storm and Brewmoon Festival
2012/06/08 at 5:13 PM
Lore and Perculia have teamed up to give an in-depth preview of the scenarios available for testing. This first batch of scenarios centers around the Brewmasters--a group of Pandaren who take their craft very seriously and end up in the strangest predicaments on their quests for the perfect ingredients.
Currently, you must be level 90 with a minimum ilvl of 425 to queue for scenarios. You can queue up for them using the dungeon finder, either for random or specific ones.
Summary of A Brewing Storm
Up on Thunderpaw Peak, you have to help Blanche Boomer finish making her famous brew. It can only be completed in the rain, which unfortunately is the perfect weather for enraged Saurok, a race of ancient lizards created by the Mogu solely for the purpose of fighting. This scenario is very fast, with three short phases and a NPC that helps tank and heal.
You'll start the encounter by extinguishing kegs on fire and killing waves of Saurok as Blanche completes the brewing process over the course of several minutes. Blanche helps you out b
Mists of Pandaria: Alchemy Overview (Updated for 5.4)
2012/06/04 at 12:12 PM
In Mists of Pandaria,
has some beefed-up elixirs, potions, and flasks, alone with some fun BoP items:
Zen Alchemist Stone
. There's also whimsical potions:
. We've got a list of all the consumables with their stat boosts, reagents, and recipe skill levels below, as well as transmutes and Pandaria's herbs.
All recipes are also here:
Trainers and Learning Recipes
in Dawn's Blossom is a new trainer that also sells alchemy supplies.
is a member of the Klaxxi in Dread Wastes.
Learning recipes is very different in Mists of Pandaria than in past expansions. When first learning the profession, players will only get two recipes from the trainer and learn more recipes from creating consumables. Discovered recipes can also reveal additional recipes when created.
Elixir of Mirrors
Elixir of Mirrors
): Increases dodge by 750 for 1 hour. Guardian Elixir.
Elixir of Peace
Elixir of Peace
Mists of Pandaria: Inscription Overview (Updated for 5.2)
2012/05/31 at 2:30 PM
This guide takes a look at additions and changes to Inscription in Mists of Pandaria. We've listed all the glyphs below, unique shoulder enchants, epic weapons, and Darkmoon Faire items that come with the profession.
Scribes once again have special enchants. These require 575 inscription to make, 600 to use, and take 3x
Ink of Dreams
Secret Crane Wing Inscription
: Permanently adds 520 Intellect and 100 critical strike to a shoulder slot item.
Secret Ox Horn Inscription
: Permanently adds 750 Stamina and 150 Dodge to a shoulder slot item.
Secret Tiger Claw Inscription
: Permanently adds 520 Agility and 100 critical strike to a shoulder slot item.
Secret Tiger Fang Inscription
: Permanently adds 520 Strength and 100 critical strike to a shoulder slot item.
In addition, shoulder enchants in general are not tied to a reputation grind like
. It was revealed by
Ghostcrawler during MoP's beta
that scribes will be responsible for making shoulder enchants for all players.
Cheap shoulder enchants take 3x
Ink of Dreams
. They are learned at 540.
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