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5.4 PTR: Siege of Orgrimmar Mount Rewards and Zone Preview
2013/07/02 at 11:41 AM
The Siege of Orgrimmar has recently been open for testing on the PTR--today we've got a visual preview of the zone, as well as some details on the mount rewards.
Tier 16 will have three raid mounts as rewards. These are handled a bit differently than the other raid mounts in MoP.
Reins of the Kor'kron War Wolf
are rewarded if you've completed
Ahead of the Curve: Garrosh Hellscream (10 player)
Ahead of the Curve: Garrosh Hellscream (25 player)
. This is the first Ahead of the Curve achievement to award a mount, and also the first to be split into 10 and 25 player versions since the lockouts became shared in Cataclysm.
Mythic: Garrosh Hellscream
will have a 100% droprate on a truly epic mount, that will be nerfed to 2% when the next tier comes out.
Glory of the Orgrimmar Raider
Reins of Galakras
mount. Blizzard has confirmed that the achievements required for the
Glory of the Orgrimmar Raider
will not include heroic ones, and that the needed achievements can be completed in Flex mode.
At last week's fansite mixer held at Blizzard, I asked Lead Encounter Designer Ion Hazzikostas about the mount changes, and here's a (summarized) version of his reply:
The mounts and achievements tied to the Siege of Orgrimmar ra
5.4 PTR: Siege of Orgrimmar -- Dungeon Journal and Tier 16 Weapon Models
2013/06/14 at 4:01 PM
This is an early 5.4 PTR article. For the most up-to-date look at weapon models, please check out our current
Patch 5.4 weapon model
Today we have a closer look at the
Siege of Orgrimmar
, with encounter details for most of the bosses and Tier 16 weapon models!
Tier 16 Weapon Models
Click on the weapons to view them in our 3D modelviewer--you can preview them on any race!
If you're interested in more Patch 5.4 Models, check out our
Season 14 Weapon Preview
5.4 NPCs and Armor Models Preview
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Patch 5.4: Tier 16, Season 14, and NPC 3D Models, Siege of Orgrimmar Dungeon Journal
2013/06/12 at 8:25 AM
Continuing with our 5.4 PTR coverage, we have many 3D models for Tier 16 and Season 14 gear, as well as Siege of Orgrimmar NPCs like Corrupted Garrosh! Be sure to click on the images to view them with any race in our 3D Modelviewer.
In addition, we have some preliminary details on the Siege of Orgrimmar raid, including Encounter Journal details for encounters like
Paragons of the Klaxxi
Tier 16 Armor Models
Many datamined item IDs last night were for new raid gear. So far there's
ilvl 560 Heroic TF
ilvl 554 Heroic
ilvl 547 Thunderforged
ilvl 541 Normal
ilvl 527 Flex
ilvl 521 Raid Finder
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News Roundup: Titan Runestone Droprates, Flex Raiding Discussion
2013/06/10 at 11:13 AM
After the huge news on Thursday that
is coming in Patch 5.4, many players understandably had questions about this new feature. which allows players to form a dynamically-scaling raid between 10 and 25 non-pug players and receive loot that's better than LFR. Bashiok and Taepsilum addressed many of these concerns over the weekend:
Flex is intended for players that are interested in getting weekly groups together for fun and some challenge, but who also don't want super-strict raiding requirements.
Unlike Normal modes, you can invite friends from your Real ID and Battle.net tag to Flex raids.
Removing Tier Tokens from flex raids is something that's worth considering, as raiders might feel forced to run LFR, Normal, and Flex at the start of a new tier otherwise for bonuses.
Letting people zone in and clear Flex trash with 8 people is something the devs are considering. This would allow to get raids underway while waiting to fill spots.
While it may be "optimal" to clear flex raids with a certain number of players, or do 10-player normal instead of 12-player Flex, Flex Mode isn't
News Round Up: In-Game Mistborn Tribute, Scenario Analysis
2013/04/15 at 11:50 AM
In-Game Mistborn Tribute
recently discovered a very cool tribute to the Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson, with
Rogues can visit
outside of Ravenholdt and copy his appearance using
Glyph of Disguise
while pickpocketing him.
at the bottom of Ravenholdt Manor while disguised--he'll only be visible with
Extra-Dimensional Ghost Revealer
. Don't mount up when heading to him, as you'll lose the disguise.
After interacting with him, he'll give you
Survivor's Bag of Coins
and you'll get the buff
To get "coins" for your bag, pickpocket humanoids--you'll get between 1-4. Coins will display as a buff,
and can stack up to 50.
If you have the coin buff, you can propel yourself backwards around a zone without landing until you run out of coins--this can only be used outside. Simply target an area you'd like to move away from.
Throne of Thunder: "Forgotten Depths" LFR Overview
2013/03/19 at 12:35 PM
The second wing of
Throne of Thunder
is scheduled to go live this week: players can fight
for ilvl 502 loot, including Tier 15 legs and
. You will need a minimum average item level of 480 to queue up--if you're stuck on how to get there, check out our
We've also included strategy videos from
of the new encounters, loot tables from the new bosses, and confirmed drops from the new LFR loot satchels such as
Reins of the Black Primal Raptor
Click the cut to learn more about the bosses available today!
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