Pandaren Mount Revealed: Dragon Turtle
The Pandaren racial mount was unveiled today--it will be a Dragon Turtle! Here's all the dragon turtle mounts we've datamined so far:
This seems like a lot of mounts, but then again, most faction mount vendors sell 6+ mounts like
, not to mention recolored versions are used for PvP mounts.
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<p>What would a hero be without a mighty steed? How else does a champion ride boldly into the thick of battle? What self-respecting hero walks to the battlefield, instead of riding in style?</p></br>
<p>You’ve met the pandaren and learned of their rich and enigmatic history, but the time
Mists of Pandaria: Guild Preview and News Round Up
Guilds have been getting new perks, rewards, and achievements on beta this past month. While there are no new guild levels, there are some new guild rewards like special shirts (
) that reflect your guild design.
Guild Challenge Mode Dungeons
can be completed each week for guild experience beyond the daily cap. Each one rewards 10000 guild experience and .
Guild Scenario Challenges
can be completed each week for guild experience beyond the daily cap. Each one rewards 10000 guild experience and .
Some guild perks like
Have Group Will Travel
have been removed.
Guild vendors have some new items for sale.
is a reward for completing
There are three types of guild shirts:
rewards Artisan shirts:
Azeroth in Sanctuary: WoW References in Diablo III
With Diablo III out this week, we suspect you haven't totally be focusing on WoW these past few days. We've been having a blast in Sanctuary too, and noticed little details that reminded us of Azeroth along the way, like constantly killing Community Manager Zarhym.
Finding little details like that is a ton of fun, so we put together a list of references between the two games: both references to WoW found in Diablo III, and references to Diablo I and II found in WoW. The Diablo items listed are from our sister site,
: in addition to a database, the site has awesome tools such as a
, all the
datamined lore journals
know about elective mode, right?).
WoW References in Diablo III
Murlocs make an appearance in this amulet:
. It even has
Mists of Pandaria Zone Preview: Townlong Steppes
, intended for level 88+ players to quest in, is a dangerous place. The Pandaren generally live on the other side of the Great Wall, but the mantid have burst through their defenses a hundred years early. The Pandaren have no other choice but to bravely enter Townlong and investigate the majestic empire of the Mantids--while also dealing with the vicious Yaungol, enraged by the Mantid's attacks on their territory.
On the other side of the wall lies all sorts of dark secrets--cloudserpents turned to stone, great trees corrupted by magic, swarms of elite mobs.
is home to the
and the dungeon
, the Temple of the Black Ox.
There are a number of quirky
including a cloud serpent mount:
We have a visual preview below, as well as a Blizzard Q&A about the zone!
Temple of Niuzao
Niuzao Temple, Fields of Niuzao, Niuzao Catacombs, Sra'thkin Incursion
Each zone so far has had a sacred temple--Townlong Steppes is that of the Ox. Initiates train in the fo
Mists of Pandaria: Cooking Specializations (Updated for 5.3)
This article takes a look at Cooking additions and changes in Mists of Pandaria.
To select a specialization, you must have 530 Cooking. Trainers are found in the
, Master of the Oven
, Master of the Brew
, Master of the Wok
, Master of the Steamer
, Master of the Pot
, Master of the Grill
has quests for each specialization. You gain
for cooking food and completing these quests.
You can train as many specializations as you like--you aren't limited to just one.
Each specialization has its own skill bar. You will need to level each specialization individually to 600 if you want to learn every recipe in the game.
Skillups from daily Cooking quests increase all 6 specializations. Completing
Ready for Greatness
) unlocks the new daily quests.
All trainers teach you interchangeable feasts at 575:
Mists of Pandaria Spell Animations
last covered new spell animations
, there's been even more visual changes to class abilities! Minor glyphs on the beta have awesome cosmetic effects, new spells have distinctive looks, and classes like Monks and Warlocks continue to get a lot of flair.
We didn't want any class to feel left out, so we made sure to highlight cool visual effects for every class this time, as well as providing ability descriptions and level information so you'll know exactly how to spec to look good!
Big thanks to
for letting me take pictures of their beta characters.
Be sure to click the tabs to see your favorite classes' visual changes!
, minor glyph: When used outside of combat, your Horn of Winter ability causes a brief, localized snow flurry.
, minor glyph: Your Raise Dead spell summons a geist instead of a ghoul.
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Cross-Realm Zones Introduced
With the latest beta patch, we’ve introduced Cross-Realm Zones for testing.
During the initial phase of testing we will be sharing the following zones between the available beta realms: Northern Barrens, Ashenvale, Azshara, Darkshore, Westfall, and Silithus. We are also able to split over-populated zones and will be testing this new technology on the Pandaren starting area (turtle zone).
For beta testing purposes, we will be matching up all realm types whether they are PvP or PvE. This is different than what we plan to do for the live realms, however. For the live realms we will be matching realm types: PvP with PvP, PvE with PvE, RP-PvP with RP-PvP, and RP-PvE with RP-PvE.
As always, we plan to keep an eye on constructive feedback while in testing of this new technology.
For more information on Cross-Realm sharing, please read the FAQ below:
Q. Why cross-realm zones?
For many years now, the significant majority of the player population online at any given time has consisted mostly of characters at or near the level cap. This has resulted in an environment where characters that are leveling up experience a world
Mists of Pandaria Zone Preview: Kun-Lai Summit
is a vast area with Pandaria's highest mountains, autumnal plains, royal underground tombs, a lush coastal area, and the dungeon
. There's also the Temple of the White Tiger, and a monk-only area, Peak of Serenity. It's a zone intended for level 87+ players to quest in.
Kun-Lai is different from the other zones in that there's a ton of scenic variety between the quest hubs, from snowy mountains to forests. Lore-wise, there's something for everyone with the invasion of the Zandalari, Yaungol attacks, the return of the Mogu, Pandaren monasteries, and the threat of the Sha.
We also found the
, a new world boss, towering over a village.
We have a visual preview below as well as a Blizzard Q&A about the zone!
Zouchin Village, North Wind Tavern, Isle of Reckoning, Thunder's Call
The Zandalari have attacked the Zouchin, an unarmed village located in the most fertile part of Kun-Lai Summit. As they have weak reinforcements, they need your help. Nobody has ever seen trolls before, so the Zandalari attacks are even more shocking.
To get to Zouchin Province, you ride a hot-air balloon wit
Mists of Pandaria - Build 15668 - Monk Tier 14, Spell Changes, New Items
New beta build this afternoon--the new level 90 druid talent,
is up, some changes to Spirit Shell and Rapture as promised by
recently, as well as achievement and class changes in general.
Click here to see the latest additions to the beta!
Monk Tier 14
Cloth Armor Set
It's fairly open-ended, but it looks like t
News Round Up: Class Beta Feedback, PvP Gear, Leaders of Azeroth
Today's news round up has a ton of blue posts. First off, there's a lot of detailed beta feedback for
s, including discussions about Level 90 Druid talents and Rapture for priests. There's also discussion about PvP gear in Mists,
nerfs, Dungeon bugs on beta, and the recent completion of the Leaders of Azeroth short story series. Click the cut to see all the posts!
PvP Gear in Mists
You will have less resilience on your gear coming into beta. However, you will also have some base resilience and that base should offset the PvP power that everyone is getting. The net result should be that you take about the same damage you do today in a PvP setting, but will take less damage from someone not wearing PvP gear.
Currently on your beta build, I believe the ratio of power to resilience is off. You should have more resilience and less power than you do.
It is entirely possible that some new talents or spell changes will result in too much burst damage in isolated cases, but when giving feedback, it's useful for us if you distinguish between those and survivabili
Introducing Tera Tome, ZAM's New TERA Database
Our network ZAM is growing again so please join the Wowhead team in welcoming
to the ZAM database family!
Tera Tome is going to have the same database features you've come to love here at Wowhead and
. Our developers and content creators are working with the developers at En Masse Entertainment to bring you the most accurate and up-to-date database for the North American version of TERA that we possibly can.
Anyone playing TERA will enjoy Tera Tome's
extensive recipe list
complete Glyph Calculator
! Since this is a beta version of the site, new features will constantly be added and refined.
And if you love World of Warcraft, don't worry--Wowhead's focus hasn't changed and its staff is still committed to growing the site. We're right in the middle of beta and couldn't be happier covering WoW.
Check out Tera Tome now!
Mists of Pandaria Zone Preview: Krasarang Wilds and The Veiled Stair
is a coastal jungle with tranquil beaches and dense rainforests. It used to be the center of the sinister Mogu Empire, but now it houses the sacred Temple of the Red Crane, revered as a place of wisdom.
Originally intended to be part of
, the decision was recently made to turn this area into a full-fledged zone. While some of the quests do take players back into Valley, Krasarang has a distinctive look and unique quest sequences involving the spirituality of the Red Crane and destructive presence of the Sha. There are plans to develop the coastal area further in 5.1 with Alliance and Horde fortresses, and it is also currently home to
, a faction perfect for those who love to fish.
There are also
rare spawns with vanity gear drops
quirky quest rewards!
We have a visual preview below, as well as a Blizzard Q&A on the zone!
are a group of Panda
Mists of Pandaria Build 15650 and Pet Battle Preview
A small build was deployed in the middle of the night, with some quirky things like reputation-based guild shirts and new cooking recipes! As usual, click the cut to see spell changes for all class abilities, talents, and glyphs.
Click here to see the latest additions
In addition to the pet battle information we previewed yesterday covering
achievements, abilities, the UI, and new pets
, we were also able to get some video footage of the pet battles in action!
Build 15650 Highlights
New Vanity Pets
: Reward from
: Your Banish spell is now red.
: Your spell will heal you for 4% of the damage dealt.
Leatherworking Armor Kits
Mists of Pandaria Beta: New Maps, Icons, NPCs, Quests, and More
We had a huge patch
last night and there's a lot more information to cover!
First off, in the biggest news,
achievements will be account bound
. Blizzard had hinted they really wanted to do this, but didn't know if they'd have the time. They are now mostly account bound!
Secondly, we datamined more
, and icons. We also previewed the new features in the Pet Battle system, as well as general changes such as spellbook improvements and new female Pandaren fur markings.
Do you want to be the best, that no one ever was?
from a Master Pet Tamer such as
in Goldshire, you will be able to both capture wild pets and battle them. Both types will be tracked on your minimap. The screenshots below show a pet battle we initiated with a
in Northern Stranglethorn.
Noblegarden Giveaway Winners and News Round Up
Congrats to all the winners of the
The Great Noblegarden TCG Egg Giveaway
and thanks to all who participated (without cheating)!
News Round Up: Patch 4.3.4 Live, Hotfixes and Customer Support Changes
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm patch 4.3.4 is now available on all realms. Below you'll find the official patch notes.
Notes for all World of Warcraft patches can be found
Ticket Submission UI Improvements
A new Submit Bug button has been added. Clicking this option will open a report dialog box, along with basic instructions on what to include in your bug report.
A new Submit Suggestion button has been added. Clicking this option will open a text dialog box, along with a description of what to include in your suggestion.
The Report Lag button has been removed.
The Report Abuse button is now called Report Player.
The Report Player function offers four categories: Spamming, Language, Name, and Cheating.
Reporting a player for Cheating now opens a text window in which a description of the occurrence can be written.
Reporting a Name opens a window with three categories: Player Name, Guild Name, a
Mists of Pandaria: Valley of the Four Winds
,a zone for level 86+ players to quest in, is the heartland of Pandaria.
It's the center for
and the location of
Check out the fun
There's numerous rare spawn NPCs in the zone as well that
drop fun items
We have a visual preview below as well as a Blizzard Q&A about the zone.
Don't forget, you can check out the zone page to see all the NPCs and quests!
Thunderfoot Acres, Pang's Stead, Thunderfoot Farm, Thunderfoot Ranch, Grassy Cline, Shang's Stead, Mudmug's Place
Players begin questing in the eastern part of the zone--meeting up with retired farmers, NPCs from Chun Tian Monastery, and Chen Stormstout and his impatient niece Li Li. As you quest through the zone, the four NPCs from the monastery will show up in other parts, each on their own quest to discover a secret in the Valley of the
News Round Up: Mistweaver Changes, New Beta Spellbook, and More
There's been many blue posts related to the Mists of Pandaria beta this weekend:
Blue feedback on Mistweaver
s, and Demonology
The ability to respec on beta will be available soon--in the next patch or so.
Ghostcrawler explains the pros and cons behind the new spellbook redesign.
The 2012 Arena Pass registration is now open.
Finally, Blizzard put together a mini-guide to Cataclysm for Scroll of Resurrection players.
Click the cut to see the full list of posts.
Monk: Mistweaver Feedback
We're thinking that
saw a bit too much increase to mana last patch, and we’re going to reduce them somewhat.
We’ve increased the mana gain from
. This spell will change whenever we tune mana and healing numbers, which has been happening a lot lately.
We've changed the number of serpent statues you can have out at once from 2 to 1. However, while in
, you now have
on yourself, causing half of yo
Mists of Pandaria - Build 15589 - New 3D Models, Latest Additions, and More
We had a large data push tonight for a patch that will likely go live on beta tomorrow. There are tons of new and changed items and more!
Click here to see the latest data push full of new items and more
Jewelcrafting Serpent Eyes:
Leatherworking Leg Armor:
New Blizzard Store Pet: Soul of the Aspects
Pet collectors rejoice:
is now for sale at the
for $10 USD! It's a golden chromatic dragon that matches
World of Warcraft® Pet: Soul of the Aspects
As your newest faithful companion pet, the Soul of the Aspects flies by your side through the skies of Azeroth, celebrating your adventures together with aerial summersaults and twisting corkscrews.
Once purchased, the Soul of the Aspects applies to all present and future characters on a single North American World of Warcraft license.
After you purchase Soul of the Aspects, you'll receive a code that can then be redeemed on any North American World of Warcraft license via Battle.net Account Management. North American licenses include realms serving players in United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. This pet code can be emailed to a friend as a gift, or—if you would rather redeem the pet code yourself—automatically filled in for you in Battle.net Account Management.
Once activated, this