In a series of six dramatic shorts, we travel back to the time of the last pandaren emperor, a golden age before the land was enveloped by mist.
Watch the full story below.
The Burdens of Shaohaoâ€”Prelude: The Vision
Ten thousand years ago in the ancient empire of Pandaria, Emperor Shaohao asked the Great Waterspeaker to peer into his future. He was eager to hear of the happiness and prosperity his rule would bring. What did the rippling waters foretell?
The Burdens of Shaohaoâ€”Part 1: Doubt
Fearing for the future of his people, Emperor Shaohao sought out the Jade Serpent, Spirit of Wisdom, for council. He struggled to find meaning and fell into Doubt. Would the emperor triumph over his inner demons? Watch â€śThe Burdens of Shaohaoâ€”Part 1: Doubtâ€ť to find out.
The Burdens of Shaohaoâ€”Part 2: Despair
Emperor Shaohao pursued his friend with great haste, but one misstep took him from his path. He fought to free himself from the swamp, struggling only making him sink into Despair. Would Shaohao find a way to escape? Watch â€śThe Burdens of Shaohaoâ€”Part 2: Despairâ€ť to find out.
The Burdens of Shaohaoâ€”Part 3: Fear
Emperor Shaohao found himself in the land of the mantid, the mortal enemy of the pandaren. With advice from the Black Ox, he followed his feet through the waking nightmare. Would Shaohao overcome Fear? Watch â€śThe Burdens of Shaohaoâ€”Part 3: Fearâ€ť to find out.
The Burdens of Shaohaoâ€”Part 4: Anger
After having cast away doubt, despair, and fear, Emperor Shaohao sought an army. The White Tiger saw Anger in the emperor and issued a challenge. Would the emperor temper his rage? Watch â€śThe Burdens of Shaohaoâ€”Part 4: Angerâ€ť to find out.
The Burdens of Shaohaoâ€”Part 5: The Sundering
Emperor Shaohao returned, enlightened by his journey, and without a moment to spare: the Great Waterspeakerâ€™s vision had come to fruition. In the face of disaster, would Shaohao be able to protect his people? Find out in the final chapter, â€śThe Burdens of Shaohaoâ€”Part Five: The Sunderingâ€ť
looking forward to getting to know the emperor better and the vanity loot :3
True, but remember that all that grinding is what you're going to need to do for the coins anyway. So if you want the mount, for example, while you're earning your 100k coins, you'll also be earning your way toward Exaulted. And, in the end, since there's no truly important gear here, it's about as optional as anything can be!
I don't have enough room in my bags/bank for any of this stuff...
This is what I knew would happen when people kept complaining about dailies in MoP even though the MoP dailies are by and large HUGE improvements over the dailies in earlier patches. Blizzard listened to its customers, and now instead of good dailies we get mindless grinds. dashifen is right that at least we'll be doing this same grind anyway for Timeless Coins, but there could have been other ways to grind those as well.Here is a short history of WoW grinds:(1) Kill one MILLION pirates!Reaction: Well that sucks.(2) Ok, well, do these four annoying quests EVERY DAY!Reaction: Awesome! No more million pirates! Actually it sucks. We hate dailies!(3) Ok, well, let's keep the daily thing, only it'll be a few different quests each day, and every so often you get some regular story quests to progress through a story, and we'll beef up the rewards so you can get gear, some profession stuff, and mounts and/or pets, and you can have tokens to double rep gains on your alts.Reaction: DIDN'T YOU LISTEN? WE HATE DAILIES!(4) Kill one MILLION yaungol!
Wow 100k timeless coin O.o
"There are tons of daily quests and mandatory epics to grind out for this reputation"I NEVER LIKED STUPID CHILDISH PANDAS ANYWAY I UNSUBBED YEARS AGO BC WAS THE BEST EXPANSIONAm I doing it right?
WTB the bank space for all the new vanity itemsAlso 100k coins for the mount sounds crazy. I guess it'll be like Bone White Primal Raptor 2.0?By the way, is there no innkeeper on the isle?
You can still set personal goals to collect X amount of coins per day, and limit yourself if you wish. I personally like this system better since you can work at your own pace. When I want to grind a rep I want to be able to grind as much of it in one sitting as possible, or until I want to do something else. Having to go to daily hubs every time I want to get any rep, and being limited in the amount I can get is less interesting to me.
The problem is the devs just cannot moderate themselves. They swing from one extreme to another. Yes, Golden Lotus sucked. As a person who loves quests... Golden Lotus sucked. If it had not been for the poorly designed Golden Lotus quests, there wouldnÂ´t be all this dailies hate we have now.So now we are back to Timbermaw reputations?Devs... here is a clue.. find the middle. 5 daily quests per faction, a way to gain faction besides the dailies.. some intermediate lore moments...Seriously, they are over-reacting because of the feedback based mainly on the horrible Golden Lotus faction and other mistakes the devs made that caused just as many problems. (for example, the first 2 weeks of the expansion, JP gear required rep). There were a ton of very little problems that caused the Â´Dailies HateÂ´ that we have today, but they were not dailies themselves, it was Golden Lotus and a number of other small mistakes the devs made.I hardly see this as anything evolutionary.. it is just going back to Timbermaw.