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Patch 5.1 is November 27th, 50% off Mists of Pandaria
2012/11/26 at 5:21 PM
Blizzard is trying something a little different with announcing patch dates for 5.1--they've emailed all the fansites this evening confirming the release date! We'll be posting Wowhead's comprehensive 5.1 Patch Day Guide tomorrow, covering everything from the
, as well as a few other surprises.
Patch 5.1, the first Mists of Pandaria content patch, is scheduled for release beginning on Tuesday morning, November 27 in North America.
Today is also Cyber Monday, so Blizzard is holding a sale for the digital version of Mists of Pandaria--it's 50% off through Thursday this week!
Still haven’t ventured to the shores of Pandaria? Snag a super deal on Cyber Monday by
saving 50% on World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
. That’s a discount of almost $20, making this a great opportunity to upgrade your Cataclysm account, or—if you’re already braving the
Wowhead's AMD Processor Giveaway
2012/11/26 at 4:06 PM
This contest is now closed. Winners will be announced soon.
It's almost time for
Feast of Winter Veil
again--and what a better way to celebrate than for Wowhead to give you some presents early this year?
We've teamed up with the amazing folks at AMD to give away tons of amazing CPUs just in time for the holidays to give your computer the boost it needs to handle patch 5.1! From now until December 2nd, we're giving away an
AMD A8-3850 Desktop APU
every single day to a Wowhead user! Then on the final day, we're giving away a grand prize of a
AMD A10-5800 Trinity Desktop APU
to one lucky Wowhead user--a processor with AMD Radeon™ graphics included that rivals many standalone ones! AMD A-Series processors combine dual-core and quad-core CPUs and AMD Radeon™ Graphics on a single power-efficient chip to enable premium performance and low power consumption
So what are you waiting for?
Just leave a comment on this post to win telling us what your favorite part of Mists of Pandaria has been so far!
How to Win
5.1 PTR: Battle Pet Additions and Improvements
2012/11/24 at 11:40 AM
We're done a lot of coverage recently on things like the new
. However, if you want to do something a bit more relaxing in the patch, there's numerous pet battle additions and improvements in store!
Today's post highlights everything related to pet battles in 5.1--new pets to capture, UI improvements, Battle Stones, and more. And if you're looking for tools to help with pet battles on live, check out Wowhead's
Battle Pet Maps
, and all the great information at
Several new wild pets have been added, mostly to fill out pet families that were scarce on capturable pets, like Mechanicals and Dragonkin. Click
for a full list
5.1 PTR: New Daily Quests
2012/11/23 at 11:25 AM
Since we can't get enough of dailies on live, we're previewing the new faction dailies available in 5.1! The Alliance and Horde have landed on the shores of Krasarang Wilds, set up camp, and need your help in defeating the enemy.
(This has been updated as of 11/28 with further daily specifics.)
offer 5+ daily quests, which can either send you to your faction's base, your enemy's base, contested areas such as the Ogudei Shrine (
) or Blacksmith Oilfield (
), or along the Krasarang shore. If you turn in many commendations (gotten from looting enemy NPCs), you can purchase items like
Sturdy Crab Crate
which start a short quest series and give you a 30 minute buff upon completion. Check out our complete list of commendation rewards, which do cool things like buff your allies or fortify your base,
There are four possible quest hubs you will be sent to: you can get 900 reputation a day before
Grand Commendation of Operation: Shieldwall
and other reputation bonuses are taken into effect. You can also do an additional Beastmaster group quest for +200 reputation.
Each daily quest gives [currency=396
Patch 5.0.5 Hotfixes: November 20
2012/11/21 at 6:12 PM
Ancestral Healing and
no longer benefit twice from increased healing multipliers.
's UI alert will no longer fade prematurely.
's abilities now correctly ignore line of sight.
will no longer sometimes spawn too quickly.
now correctly obeys range restrictions.
Fixed an issue that could cause
to despawn after being pulled with a
no longer shares a cooldown with other food items.
The Raid Finder version of
Un'sok's Amber Scalpel
will now be awarded to the correct classes.
no longer possesses the secret to cloning technology.
Dungeons, Raids & Scenarios
Terrace of Endless Spring
Sha of Fear
Chimera of Fear
for the legendary quest [quest=3
5.1 PTR: New Rare Spawns, Black Friday Sale
2012/11/21 at 12:04 PM
For those of who you love rare spawns, 5.1 adds several more for
I'm In Your Base, Killing Your Dudes
! Each hub in Krasarang Wilds has three rare NPCs that the opposing faction can kill for sweet rewards.
Champion of Arms:
. Located at their base's walls, by the entrance.
: Leaps to players out of range.
: Inflicts 60% of the target's health as Physical damage along a line in front of the caster.
Champion of the Light:
. Located inside their respective bases, close to their main fortresses.
Wrath of the Light
Champion of the Shadows:
Ubunti the Shade
. Respectively be found on the Alliance docks/Domination Point Tower.
: Inflicts 60% of the target's health as Physical damage for players at range.
: Stuns players in melee for 3 seconds.
: Appears from up to 20 yards away.
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5.1 PTR: Legendary and Faction Quests
2012/11/20 at 11:51 AM
Since we last covered new quests in 5.1, there's been some big updates we wanted to share about legendary and faction quests. We datamined some possible rewards for the legendary chain in 5.1, including new gems and sockets. We also pieced together more of the epic 5.1 faction questlines and now know that they reward players with a mount!
There are upgraded versions of legendary gems:
Refined Crystallized Dread
Refined Crystallized Horror
Refined Crystallized Terror
Eye of the Black Prince
allows you to add another gem socket to your Sha-Touched weapon, similar to
Living Steel Belt Buckle
. These are for regular gems, not additional legendary gems.
Since we last covered the datamined quests, Blizzard has trimmed down the PvP requirements. Instead of winning 10 Battlegrounds, you only have to win one in
Temple of Kotmogu
Two achievements have been added:
A Test of Valor
A Test of Valor
requires you to obtain 6000 Valor Points, and
Chapter II: Wrathion's War
Chapter II: Wrathion's War
is for completing all of Wrathion's 5.1 quests.
The Measure of a Leader
: Speak with Wrathion at the Tavern in the Mists.
The Prince's Pursuit
: Kill Horde forces along the southern shores o
New Item Upgrade System in 5.1, WoW's 8th Anniversary, BWC Coverage
2012/11/19 at 11:23 AM
While 5.1 has a handful of new gear from reputation rewards, the majority of gear upgrades in 5.1 will come through a new currency-based upgrade system. Players can permanently increase the ilvl of their 458+ gear (both armor and weapons) by visiting a new Ethereal and cashing in spare currency.
Wowhead has created several tools for item upgrades:
Each item's page has toggle options to display upgraded stats.
An Upgrade column has been added to search result pages. This displays all the upgrade versions for an item in icon form, similar to dynamic quest rewards. Mousing over these icons will display the upgraded versions.
A new search filter has been added: "Can Be Upgraded" under General.
Advanced tooltip code
has been added so you can display a specific upgraded item's tooltip.
Read more about all the features here
Pilgrim's Bounty (November 18 - November 25) Guide
2012/11/17 at 8:10 PM
This guide is for 2012. Please
for our 2013 guide!
is here and it's time to reflect on your journeys across Azeroth, share plentiful food, and exchange stories with friends. Throughout this holiday, you can partake in feasts near major towns by sitting at a
and enjoying the foods you find there.
Due to its focus on food, this holiday is especially well-known for being a quick and easy way to level up cooking. However, with how easy cooking is to level in Mists of Pandaria, it's somewhat outshined by the recent expansion. Still, players can purchase a
, which grant easy skill-ups and foods such as
The Spirit of Sharing
can help you out with all the Mists of Pandaria rep grinds.
This holiday lasts from
November 18 at 4:00 AM
November 25 4:00 AM
. We'll be updating this guide if anything has changed for this year.
News Round Up: 5.1 Reputation Changes, "Modified By" Ability Tab
2012/11/16 at 11:44 AM
Today's news round up summarizes the reputation changes coming in 5.1, highlights Wowhead's recently improved "Modified By" tab, and features more
Battle.net World Championship coverage
If you're ever wondered what it's like to make art for Blizzard, you should also check out WoW Insider's interview with
, one of the winners of Blizzard's first Student Art Ccontest. The winners got to spend several months interning at Blizzard and even put some finishing touches on Mists of Pandaria!
5.1 Reputation Changes
While the reputation grinds in Mists of Pandaria try some innovative things like removing reputation from tabards in dungeons, many players were not looking forward to repeating the grind on their alts.
In 5.1, each faction now has a special commendation that can be purchased at Revered from quartermasters which unlocks a 100% bonus reputation gain for all characters on the account.
Battle.net World Championship this Weekend: Official Trailer and Event Schedule
2012/11/15 at 3:52 PM
The Battle.net World Championship is going on this entire weekend, starting on
Friday, November 16th, at 6:00pm PST
--and we've got all the information you need to follow along and watch the live events you want! In addition to the finals of the StarCraft II World Championship Series, there's some competition that will definitely interest WoW players as well.
The Challenge Mode Dungeons race between top guilds Stars and Supreme Quicksand is shaping up to one of the Championship highlights for WoW players. Watching teams race each other in Challenge Modes was a player-favorite at the Mists of Pandaria Launch event, and now players can watch even more races in
challenge mode dungeons
and the live Mogu'shan Vaults raid! With Leaderboards up, players can check them to see how these elite guilds stack up on stage against the record times currently established around the world.
In addition, the World of Warcraft Arena Global Finals are also going on, with the top two teams from each global region competing for a prize pool totaling $189,000.
And last but not least, there will be a costume contest or cosplay
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.
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