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5.3 PTR: New Achievements and Rewards
2013/05/01 at 11:55 AM
Fifty new achievements are coming in Patch 5.3, and some have titles, pets, and mounts as rewards! We've highlighted the cool rewards you can get and listed all the new achievements by category.
Mounts and Pets
Raiding with Leashes II: Attunement Edition
and collecting the 10 new battle pets from Burning Crusade raids, players get
. To learn more about battle pets in the patch, check out our
5.3 Battle Pet Preview
For winning 250 pet battles,
Brutal Pet Brawler
, players get
Players who have collected 200 mounts,
, get an
Armored Blue Dragonhawk
Armored Red Dragonhawk
Completing the meta-achievement for the new battleground,
Master of Deepwind Gorge
, rewards the title
. To learn more about Deepwind Gorge, check out Blizzard's battlegrou
5.3 Scenarios: Secrets of Ragefire and Battle on the High Seas
2013/04/27 at 1:16 PM
scenarios tied into the main 5.3: Escalation questline
, there are two more scenarios coming in 5.3.
The Secrets of Ragefire
features the Goblin-only Gob Squad investigating mysterious disappearances in Durotar, while
Battle on the High Seas
is a naval battle between the Alliance and Horde.
Both scenarios feature numerous vanity touches and fun buffs like
Power Word: Arrrr
. There's some spoilers, so we're putting the details of the scenarios behind a cut!
Check out our other 5.3 Scenario coverage:
Blood in the Snow and Dark Heart of Pandaria
Heroic Scenario Overview
Click the cut to read more about 5.3 scenarios!
5.3 PTR: Build 16896, Pet Battle Spectator Mode, Brawler's Guild Video
2013/04/26 at 12:24 PM
There's a really small new build coming to the PTR soon--only three spells. We've included the spell changes below, as well as some more interesting details on the Brawler's Guild and Pet Battle Spectator Mode also on the 5.3 PTR.
MothranMothallus gathers for a silk barrage.
This section has not been analyzed extensively by our team but is included for people interested in seeing what has changed in these areas.
Grants 1258 haste for 20 sec.
Your damaging attacks and abilities have a chance to grant 1258 haste for 20 sec.
In this video by Lore, we're taking a look at some of the Brawler's Guild features coming in 5.3, most notably new special areas only Rank 8 players can access! Lore also provides an overview of the new rewards as well as the additional bosses, getting some f
5.3 PTR - Build 16888 - Spell Changes, 5.2 Hotfixes
2013/04/24 at 8:40 PM
A new build is coming to the 5.3 PTR very soon--check out the latest version of the
5.3 PTR Patch Notes
, updated April 22nd, to see what's been a confirmed change. Some datamined changes reflect the Patch Note changes to spells like
healing more players in 25-player instances.
There were only few additions in this build--Murkimus got an upgrade,
Murkimus' Tyrannical Spear
, and two new Tournament Arena Realm achievements were added,
Tournament Participation 2013
Tournament Glory 2013
Check out the latest additions!
There was also a single hotfix added to the 5.2 Hotfix Blog yesterday--but it's pretty big if you like killing world bosses.
Fixed an issue where bonus rolls on
did not work properly for players coalesced from a different realm.
Click the cut for the 5.3 spell changes!
5.3 PTR Patch Notes - April 22 Updates, Lesser Charms and World Boss Loot Hotfix
2013/04/22 at 1:59 PM
The 5.3 PTR Patch Notes were updated today. Big changes include the following:
Experience needed from 85-90 was reduced by 33%.
Pandaren Spirit Pet Supplies now has a chance to drop a family specific rare Battle-Stone.
Completing the Challenge mode daily quest now awards a Heroic Cache of Treasures with a chance to contain an epic item!
Protection for bad luck streaks have been added to Battle-Stones from pet supplies bags and wild battles. Each bag or battle that does not provide a stone has a progressively better chance to award a stone to the player.
Reduced the number of Lesser Charms of Good Fortune needed for the Mogu Runes of Fate weekly quest to 50, down from 90. Edit: Seems like the Lesser Charms of Good Fortune change got sped up a bit--it's a hotfix happening late tonight!
Numerous class changes, including
now targeting 12 raid members when used in a 25-player instance.
Many trinkets have had their on-use effects reduced, but their duration increased, when used in a Battleground or Arena.
Lesser Charms and World Boss Loot Hotfixes
Two big changes are coming via hotfixes soon--Mogu Runes of Fate require 50 Lesser Charm
5.3 PTR: Legendary Questline and Celestial Capes Preview
2013/04/22 at 12:13 PM
covered last week
, parts of the 5.3 legendary questline have been datamined, with ilvl 600 capes as rewards for defeating one of the four celestials. Today we're taking a closer look at
Chapter IV: Celestial Blessings
, including datamined quests, transcripts of audio between Wrathion and the Celestials, and the distinctive 3D Models for the capes.
5.3 Legendary Quests
sends you to talk to Wrathion after the defeat of the Thunder King.
The Thunder King is dead, and his instruments of oppression are being picked over by the Alliance and Horde for their own ends.
We come now to the climax of the pandaren campaign. Hellscream's machinations have brought the Alliance down on his head - but even more importantly, he's fractured the unity of the Horde. As the Pandaren say: "The Wok is Hot." Something is about to give, and all of our work comes down to this.
I need time to plan. See me as soon as your faction is ready to make its move!
: You must defeat one of the four celestials--each Celestial's challenge is designed
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