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Mists of Pandaria: Order of the Cloud Serpent
2012/09/21 at 12:03 PM
If you want to ride any of the fancy new cloud serpent mounts in Mists, you'll need to get exalted with
Order of the Cloud Serpent
Gaining reputation is pretty fun: it's a mix of
. You'll start off with a cloud serpent egg and raise the hatched serpent to maturity, doing daily quest that involve competitive races along the way.
In Patch 5.4, players can loot
Quivering Firestorm Egg
which is BoA and grants 1000 reputation in
A Time-Lost Treasure
In Patch 5.2, players can champion this faction when completing their first dungeon or scenario of the day.
In Patch 5.1, players can purchase a
Order of the Cloud Serpent Tabard
Order of the Cloud Serpent
doesn't have any Valor Point rewards--they're all vanity rewards, either for playing with companion pets or for crafting the expansive Jewelcrafting panthers, like
Design: Jade Panther
The quartermaster is
, Jewelcrafters can purchase recipes for two mounts:
Design: Jade Panther
Design: Sunstone Panther
Mists of Pandaria Faction Guide: The Lorewalkers
2012/08/21 at 2:46 PM
Gaining reputation with
is an unusual process. Instead of completing dailies or zone quests like most other Pandaren factions, players gain reputation by visiting monuments, completing achievements, and hearing folktales. If you have an organized path in mind, hitting Exalted should only take a few hours with a flying mount!
As the keepers of Pandaren culture,The Lorewalkers go hand-in-hand with the spirit of Archaeology. The unusual reputation grind fits the nature of these cultural librarians, and reputation rewards enhance this profession. Check out our beta article on archaeology changes
In Patch 5.2, players can complete an additional three scrolls on the
Isle of Thunder
Lore made a video showing the reputation process--hunting down monuments in the world and then watching the unlocked story!
Unlike other factions,
do not sell
Mists of Pandaria: Justice Point Rewards, News Round Up
2012/08/13 at 12:33 PM
In this latest beta patch, Justice Point gear was added to reputation vendors. These additional items are all ilvl 450 rare-quality armor pieces purchasable at
, and they have some sweet models we haven't seen before--click on the images to view them in our 3D Modelviewer. Unlike past expansions, gear from
will have a worse ilvl than gear from heroic dungeons. All vanity trinkets also appear to be 0
, which may be a bug, as they serve little PvE purpose.
You can also purchase these items from Justice Point Quartermasters by the Temple of the Black Ox.
Justice Point Reputation Gear
Robe of Eternal Dynasty
Robe of Quiet Meditation
The August Celestials
Leggings of Unfinished Conquest
Mists of Pandaria: Vanity Items
2012/08/11 at 10:26 AM
After previewing all the
rare elites and their vanity drops
recently, we're taking a look at the rest of the fun items in Mists of Pandaria. There are disguises, pets, picnic baskets, and trinkets with fun visual procs. to name a few!
While quest rewards use a dynamic system in Mists of Pandaria, there's still some neat vanity items everyone gets, regardless of spec. And there's collectable items from dungeons, scenarios, and reputation vendors too.
Valley of the Four Winds
Valley of the Four Winds
has the most vanity rewards out of all the zones. Fortunately, many are available early on while questing.
Orange Painted Turnip
Crouching Carrot, Hidden Turnip
: Use: Throw an Orange Painted Turnip at the target location, causing any nearby vermin to run away in fear for 3 sec. (5 Min Cooldown)
A Poor Grasp of the Basics
: Use: Throw a watermelon at target location, covering nearby enemies in sticky watermelon which will prevent them from moving for 3 sec. Has no effect on players. (5 Min Cooldown)
: Use: Set out a Pandaren Picnic for you an
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,
Mists of Pandaria: 5.4 Vale of Eternal Blossoms and Golden Lotus Guide
2012/08/03 at 1:15 PM
In Patch 5.4, the
Vale of Eternal Blossoms
. Parts of the Golden Lotus rep grind have changed and some quests and items have been removed.
We've broken down what's staying and going away, as well as provided a look at the Golden Lotus quests if your'e curious to read that for nostalgia's sake. In Patch 5.4, the Vale is corrupted into the Vale of Eternal Sorrows, and familiar figures from the Vale are
Siege of Orgrimmar bosses
Removed in 5.4
Eternally in the Vale
is removed, as well as the related quests and rewards. This is now a Feat of Strength.
The multi-tiered daily system is simplified. The only daily hub remaining is by Setting Sun Garrison.
The quests to kill elites are removed, and instead, the elites are rare spawns..
have been moved to
Many parts of the Vale are now Sha-infested and destroyed. Most NPCs are ting
Mists of Pandaria: Guide to The Tillers
2012/07/31 at 2:07 PM
Calling the Tillers simply a "faction" sounds misleading--gaining reputation with
, in Valley of the Four Winds, is much more complex than any other Pandaria faction. You'll harvest a variety of crops yielding everything from vegetables to profession materials, gain reputation through a series of quests to expand your farm, and also gain friendship with 10 Tiller NPCs who enhance your farm in Halfhill.
There's a ton of stuff to cover in this preview, so we've broken it down into three tabbed sections:
: how to plant, grow, and maintain crops, as well as how to expand a farm.
: covers the main questline in which the player wins union votes from Halfhill residents, daily quests, and Tillers reputation rewards.
: the friendship reputation system, how to increase friendship through quests and gifts, as well as Best Friend rewards.
We have a video preview by Lore up of how to get started farming too!
We've also found several great guides so far:
from our friends at El's Extreme Anglin', and [url=
Mists of Pandaria: Klaxxi Reputation Guide
2012/07/28 at 9:51 AM
Note: We have updated this guide for Patch 5.4 and reposted it in our
We'll continue looking at Mists of Pandaria reputations with
today. It's a good thing we didn't preview too many earlier, as this latest patch introduced many more rewards for each faction.
In addition, there's been a number of blue posts over the past few days:
There's a sale going on this weekend, following the recent one to transfer realms last week. This weekend, it's 25% off character race changes!
Some bad news if you haven't finished the Brewfest meta: the holiday this year will require you to be 89 to kill
, so you'll have approximately 10 days to reach 89. There are new ilvl 470 versions of the trinket, so it would be OP if you could queue pre-Mists:
Thousand-Year Pickled Egg
Coren's Cold Chromium Coaster
Bubbliest Brightbrew Charm
Bitterest Balebrew Charm
Class feedback continues on the new level 75 Rogue talent,
Prey on the Weak
, the Beta Class Balance Analysis thread, and a closer look at Monks.
Beta raid testing will finally include 25-p
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
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
Razer and Turtle Beach Gear Reviews, News Round Up
2012/06/03 at 12:22 PM
The staff at Wowhead got the chance to try out some awesome gaming accessories recently! We've included our reviews below: Ashelia covered the
2012 Edition Razer Naga
and I wrote about
Turtle Beach's Z11 Gaming Headset
. They're both fine additions that will definitely enhance your gaming experience in Azeroth and beyond.
We've also included a news round up as usual after the cut--the level cap has been raised to 90 on beta, so expect a lot more previews soon.
Razer Naga: 2012 Edition
Most of the time a mouse is a mouse. You won't notice anything too different and the features don't matter much. There are numbers like DPI and other buzz words, but unless you're into competitive FPS games, chances are you won't notice a difference.
And then there's the Razer Naga. The folks at Razer
Head Enchants Removed in Mists of Pandaria According to Ghostcrawler
2012/05/30 at 12:30 PM
We've been wondering where the head enchants were in Mists of Pandaria and it looks like they're gone! Ghostcrawler gave some insight today about how he disliked the head enchant system as he felt it caused players to pick their reputation based on their class rather than personal preference. He's also removed reputation based shoulder enchants, in favor of having scribes make shoulder enchants for all players.
What do you think? Are you ready to pick the faction with the cutest vanity rewards instead of the perfectly itemized enchant for your helmet?
Head enchants are gone.
We decided that putting head enchants on the various faction vendors wasn't working well with our design intent for the factions. There is a lot of max-level quest content in MoP, much of it focused around the reputation with the new factions. I think it's really cool stuff -- worlds away from the old Argent Crusade scourge stone days. :)
In previous expansions, the head enchants on the faction vendors served to force players into that content. You couldn't even choose which reputation to pursue -- you had to pursue the one with your specific head enchant. Our desi
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