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New Vol'jin Scenario, 5.1 PTR Patch Notes Updated
2012/11/14 at 1:50 PM
The Horde is getting some new scenarios in 5.1--today we're taking a look at the new Vol'jin one,
Dagger in the Dark
. We previewed
two new Alliance scenarios
this past weekend, so if you're team Varian, check them out!
Patch 5.1 PTR notes were also just updated--we've included the new parts below. Of note:
Brawler's Guild invitations can now drop from select Horde and Alliance NPCs.
Spirit of Harmony
can now be purchased for 600
at the Conquest Quartermaster.
Level 90 players can now queue for
via the PvP tab to battle one another in these epic conflicts.
Dagger in the Dark
Vol'jin is ordered by the Horde to investigate the origins of the Saurok. He's not too happy to discover that the Mogu created them from dark magic, but Garrosh's loyal guards are thrilled by this discovery--they want to create an army of corrupted warriors, similar to the Mogu.
5.1 PTR: New Alliance Scenarios - Lion's Landing, A Little Patience
2012/11/10 at 12:33 PM
The latest PTR patch opened up new scenarios for the Alliance and the Horde. Today we'll take a look at the two Alliance ones--"A Little Patience" and "Lion's Landing." In these scenarios, you help the Alliance defeat the Horde, in spite of being at a disadvantage, by using teamwork and organization.
, the Alliance find their base under attack by the Horde. Players work with SI:7 and other Alliance NPCs from Jade Forest questlines to defeat them.
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New Scenario: Assault on Zan'vess, Blizzard Analyzes LFR
2012/11/02 at 11:44 AM
Today's news covers two aspects of WoW that are designed to be easily accessible for many players: Scenarios and LFR. We have a preview of a new scenario on the PTR, as well as a ton of blue posts discussing players' perceptions behind LFR.
Assault on Zan'vess
Recently, a new scenario was open for testing on the 5.1 PTR,
Assault on Zan'vess
. For everyone complaining that scenarios feel a bit easy, this one should be a welcome challenge. The mobs hit hard, pulling additional groups can be lethal, and coordination is actually required on bosses.
This scenario appears to change based on your faction, as Alliance players start off on their gunship and kill a Horde commander later on.
Stage 1: Join the Assault
Players land on top of their faction's gunship, and are told to join in the assault by getting on one of the gyrocopters.
Stage 2: Defenses of Zan'vess
You're asked to fly over Zan'vess and destroy the sonic shield, which is maintained by several generators around the island. As your character makes loops around the island, you can bomb the control towers as well as shielding yourself from enemy fire. You'll also n
Battle of Theramore Arrives Three Weeks From Today
2012/08/28 at 10:36 AM
Just an important reminder as today's huge patch day descends upon us that the Battle of Theramore will not be in this patch--Blizzard instead has confirmed it will be available on the 18th of September which is three weeks from today.
scenario will be available to level 90 players in Mists of Pandaria, it will only be open to level 85s for this one week.
There will be faction-specific Feats of Strength for participating in this event at level 85:
Event rewards have been added:
for Alliance and
Mini Mana Bomb
The Battle of Theramore, the first of many Scenarios coming to World of Warcraft, is a story-changing event that will be available to level-85 characters for one week only -- the week leading up to the launch of Mists of Pandaria on September 25.
For the duration of the week of September 18-24, level-85 characters will be able to queue up for and participate in the Alliance and Horde versions of this new Scenario with two friends. (Please note: if friends are not available to you at the time, two will be
Scenario Previews: Arena of Annihilation and Greenstone Village
2012/07/25 at 12:11 PM
Two more scenarios were added in beta in this recent patch:
Arena of Annihilation
. We've got writeups and screenshots of them, as well as videos by Lore! Sceanarios also now have quests implemented, as well as reward satchels that yield ilvl 463 blues:
Cache of Powerful Armor
Greenstone village has been taken over by Jade Elementals and you will have to restore peace to the village by fending off the attacks, rescuing villages, finding their kegs, and killing vengeful sprites.
Stage 1: Rescue the Villagers:
The village has been invaded by Cursed Jade Elementals and Sassy Seedlings. The group will need to clear the town and speak to the frightened NPCs.
Stage 2: Rescue the Dojo
Beasts of Jade spawn inside the Dojo and you need to help the Brewmaster kill them.
Stage 3: Recover Burgled Barrels[/
Scenario Previews: Crypt of Forgotten Kings and Unga Ingoo
2012/07/07 at 9:41 AM
Lore and I have teamed up again to bring you previews of the latest scenarios on beta! We'll be looking at two very different scenarios today:
Crypt of Forgotten Kings
, which takes place in a corrupted tomb with the Sha, and
, which takes place on the beach with drunken Hozen.
They're both fairly short, and like the
, require you to be level 90 but have no spec/group requirements. You can learn more about scenarios from NPCs at your level 90 faction hubs, or queue from them via the Dungeon Finder.
Rescue Jungle Brew from the clutches of the evil hozen pirates of Unga Ingoo.
Escort Brewmaster Bo to the tropical brewing pot.
Players run around the island collecting brew. Instead of looting brew bottles, it instead shows up as a stacking buff, with a chance to "spill" over 30, which could lower the buff. Meanwhile, the hozen are arriving in ships and running up the shore to atta
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
Jaina and Theramore Scenario Spoilers, New Warlock Pet Sounds and Emotes
2012/05/31 at 9:10 PM
included a lot of sound files for the Theramore scenario that's been talked about since BlizzCon. So if you want to hear Jaina in all her fury, look no further! Naturally,
this post contains a lot of spoilers
, so tread lightly and don't watch them if you don't want to be spoiled.
The patch also included completely new voice overs for all of the Warlock's pets. They're really ridiculous--including tons of jokes and overacting--and worth listening to. These pets and their emotes will all come from
talent that Warlock's will get in Mists of Pandaria.
Theramore Scenario Spoilers
New Warlock Pet Emotes
Theramore Scenario Quotes
My marines are already on shore holding the harbor entrance. You have your orders. Do your jobs and return safely. The eyes of Hellscream are upon you!
The ships are aflame! Troops, to the harbor!
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