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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: Guide to Profession Changes
2013/03/01 at 11:53 AM
Many professions are getting big changes and additions in Patch 5.2. In this guide, we've broken down all the major changes to all the professions, including new vanity items, reagents, and crafted gear.
has the most changes, but there's also a new "Fish of the Day" event, a new archaeology race, and many recipes covering ilvl 522 raid gear and ilvl 458 PvP armor.
We do have one sad announcement to make--
, an Engineering pet, is
not coming in 5.2
. Previously he was included in the PTR Pet Journal and PTR characters got level 25 rare versions of him.
A new race is added in 5.2--the Mantid. There are eight common solves and two rare solves (
Mantid Sky Reaver
Sonic Pulse Generator
Mantid digsites can pop up normally on the map, or
Mantid Artifact Sonic Locator
can help things along.
There are seventeen new achievements--
History of the Mantid
is the most notable.
Mantid Archaeology Fragment
are used for the new Mantid solves, and
Mantid Amber Sliver
are the keystones.
For full details, check out our 5.2 archa
5.2 PTR: New Achievements Preview
2013/02/25 at 11:41 AM
Patch 5.2 has over 100 new achievements, covering raiding, questing, PvP, and more! Several of these new achievements even have mounts or titles associated with them.
We've provided an overview of all the new achievements, broken down by topic. Here's a taste of what to expect:
Throne of Thunder meta-drake achievements, for
Reins of the Armored Skyscreamer
, and achievements for killing various bosses.
Raid-related Feats of Strength, such as
Ahead of the Curve: Grand Empress Shek'zeer
Completing various achievements around the phased questing zone
Isle of Thunder
achievements for the Mantid solves.
Several PvP achievements including
for a new battleground title.
I've Got 9999 Problems but a Bone-White Primal Raptor Ain't One
, which defies categorization but is a Feat of Strength for grinding out the awesome
Reins of the Bone-White Primal Raptor
on the Isle of Giants[/
News Round Up: Updated 5.2 Patch Notes, Preparing for PvP in 5.2, Blizzard Store Sale
2013/02/13 at 8:05 AM
Blizzard just posted a very useful PvP blog for 5.2 preparations, reminding users of these important changes:
Rating requirements will be removed from PvP gear.
Malevolent Gladiator’s gear will be available for purchase with Honor Points.
A new tier of Conquest Point gear will be added that becomes available once 27000 Conquest Points have been earned for the season.
Currently, users can choose between upgrading some Malevolent Gladiator items while you still can with Conquest Points, or saving up and buying the 5.2 versions with Honor as soon as the patch hits. Unlike yesterday's blog
covering how Valor Points won't be downgraded to Justice
, Conquest Points will be downgraded to Honor when 5.2 starts.
There's also been some class changes from February 11th, that were posted to the EU forums this morning.
Finally, there's a huge Blizzard sale going on--all World of Warcraft games are 70% off!
Click the cut to read the PvP blog, patch note updates, and details on the huge Blizzard Store sale!
5.2 PTR: Single-Player Loot-Grabbing Scenario, Ghostcrawler on PvP
2013/02/04 at 11:06 AM
We've got a more current preview of this scenario
, now with harmful NPCs and traps present!
5.2 Single-Player Loot-Grabbing Scenario
On Blizzard's recent
Patch 5.2 Preview
page, they describe a "single-player loot-grabbing scenario," otherwise known as the
. This was recently viewable in a rough state on the PTR, and while we queued up and tested it out, we weren't quite sure what its purpose was until Blizzard's announcement!
It appears that
Troves of the Thunder King
is the zone for the single-player scenario and the steps are as follows:
Stage 1 – Speak to Taoshi
You will only have a limited amount of time to gather as much treasure as you can. Speak to Taoshi when you're ready to begin.
Final Stage – Reach the Exit
Grab as much treasure as you can and reach the exit before the timer expires.
To access the
, your server must have unlocked part of the
Isle of Thunder
Season 13 PvP Gear: 3D Models, Set Bonuses, Items
2013/02/02 at 11:47 AM
All Season 13 gear is now purchasable for free on the 5.2 PTR and we've got all of the items in our database! We've made a preview of all the new sets including their 3D models, updated set bonuses, and links to all items organized by type.
As we've noted before, there are different colors for ilvl 493 Alliance and Horde sets, as well as an ilvl 512 Elite set. In contrast to past seasons, S13 Elite armor can be purchased without rating--but only after you've accumulated 27,000
To learn more about 5.2 items, check out our preview of
Season 13 Weapons
Tier 15 Itemsets
Note: Sets currently have bugged pants. Check out the full set
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