Mist of Pandaria Info´s

  • So mal wie zu Cata Zeit nen kleiner sammel thread:

    Hier die kurz Zusammenfassung von MMO-Champion:


    The Mists of Pandaria Press Tour in 5 Minutes
    If you only have a few minutes to read about the Mists of Pandaria press tour, we have summarized the major points below. If you have time later you should really go back and read the whole thing!

    • The final patch of Mists of Pandaria will be the Siege of Orgrimmar! Both factions lay siege to the city to bring Garrosh down and end his reign of Warchief.
    • The new LFR loot system will allow everyone to roll individually. Upon winning a roll, if the boss has an item that you can use, you will win it. It will only be in LFR to begin with, but can be added to other parts of the game later.
    • An 11th character slot has been added.
    • AoE Looting has been added.
    • There will not be an item squish in Mist of Pandaria.
    • No new race models are ready to be added yet.
    • There will be nine level 90 heroics for players as well as three raids with 14 raid bosses and three difficulties. There will be an additional two world bosses.
    • Scenarios will take place at level 90, in an instance, and reward reputation and Valor points. They don't need a healer, tank, and DPS, just DPS is fine. Each will take 10 to 30 minutes to complete and five or more will be available for launch.
    • In Challenge Modes, the vast majority of players will most likely earn a bronze medal even if they are a relatively unskilled player. After a player earns all the medals at the Bronze level, they will be rewarded with an achievement and title. Completing all of the Silver medals will earn a set of spectacular gear for transmogrification, and completing all of the gold will earn a unique epic flying mount. Challenge modes will be available for the six new dungeons at launch.
    • Cloud Serpents are the Pandaren's mount of choice. You can raise your own by doing 20 days of daily quests.
    • The Tillers faction will let you run your own farm! The farmer's market will provide daily quest to improve your farm every day, you will be able to clear plots of land and plant things like cooking ingredients, herbalism nodes, gifts for NPCs to build your reputation... etc.
    • Warlocks got the most class changes in MoP, along with new pets.
    • There will be more mounts and less color swaps for different rewards.
    • They are adding armor to creatures to give them varied appearances, something other than just simple color changes.
    • There are now seven zones, up from five. This was done to add more content to the game and give players a less linear progression path so that leveling for a second or third time isn’t the exact same.
    • There will be one new arena and two new battlegrounds at launch.
    • PvP pet battles are going to be fun and causal, only tracking the number of wins and not the number of losses. When fighting another player, you cannot see the other players name or communicate with them.
    • Currently, every race except Goblin and Worgen can learn the ways of the monk.
    • The Pre Mists of Pandaria Patch will be roughly two weeks before launch and bring simple rewards. It might involve a scenario with Theramore and the Alliance vs Horde theme. Chen Stormstout might also come to the local cities and get players excited about what is coming.

    Quelle: MMO-Champion

  • So weiter geht es mit den Zonen:

    Statt der geplanten 5 neuen Zonen werden es doch 7 werden, Blizzard erhofft sich so mit "Level Content"

    • The Wandering Isle
    • The isle will not appear on the map of Pandaria.
    • Those who follow the path of the Houjin are impulsive, quick to action, and practical. Houjin disciples feel that the ends can justify the means, and they may find like-minded compatriots in the Horde.
    • The followers of the path of the Tushui are more contemplative, focused on abstract ideals of justice and morality. Students of Tushui believe that a principled life is the only one worth living, and may find that the stalwart Alliance aligns more closely with their beliefs.
    • There are now seven zones, up from five. This was done to add more content to the game and give players a less linear progression path so that leveling for a second or third time isn’t the exact same.
    • The Sha
    • In Pandaria, negative emotions like fear, hatred, and anger take on a physical presence or dark energy called the Sha.
    • Unwary mortals can also become possessed by negative Sha energy, becoming embodiments of pure anger or fear.
    • Jade Forest
    • The Temple of the Jade Serpent is located here and is the first dungeon.
    • This temple marks a special place in Pandaren history, because this is where the last emperor defeated the Sha of Doubt and imprisoned it in the ground.
    • This temple is going to be completely overwhelmed by this dark energy, so you are going to have to go in and clear it.
    • There are four ancestor spirits that guard over Pandaria. The Jade Serpent has the temple dedicated to her, as well as a statue in the zone.
    • The Alliance and Horde enter from the North and the South with a small force of survivors from a shipwreck.
    • There will eventually be a large battle in the middle of the zone.
    • The Jinyu
    • They are a fish-man race that is found throughout Pandaria.
    • They are an elder and wise race, looked up to by the Pandaren.
    • The water speakers are an upper caste that uses the river to listen to the future
    • The Jinyu are recruited by the Alliance to go to escalate their war with the Hozen. The Jinyu have always been at war with the Hozen.
    • The Hozen
    • They act like a group of 14 year old boys running around together in the jungle, equipped with machine guns and weapons from the Horde.
    • They are also found all over Pandaria, even in one of the dungeons.
    • There are Jungle Hozen and Mountain Hozen, the heartier kind.
    • The Horde are going to work with the Hozen here and recruit this tribe to help fight their war.
    • We are going to give the monkeys machine guns and rocket launchers. This is a good plan; nothing could go wrong with this plan.
    • Cloud Serpents
    • They are the Pandaren's mount of choice.
    • You can raise your own over the course of roughly 20 days.
    • You first will pick an egg and color to gain a tiny pet that will follow you.
    • After doing daily quests with this pet, it will become a full size dragon that you can ride.
    • Once you can ride the dragon you must do more quests to train it, such as racing through stone pillars as the Pandaren in the stands cheer you on.
    • Valley of the Four Winds
    • It is the heartland of Pandaria, where the Pandaren farm their crops.
    • They grow extremely large vegetables here because there are waters that have been flowing down from Vale of Eternal Blossoms for millenia.
    • Tillers
    • This is the farmer's market here, which is the social hub of the Valley of the Four Winds.
    • Every day farmers will come to the market with different problems, providing daily quests.
    • You will help Farmer Yun fix up his overgrown farm, which will show your progression with the faction.
    • You can clear plots of land and plant things like cooking ingredients, herbalism nodes, gifts for the different NPCs to build your reputation. You then come back the next day to harvest what has grown.
    • You will be able to decorate the farm as you gain reputation. For example, you can add some pigs and slop, some other animals, and grow an apple orchard.
    • Stormstout Brewery
    • The dungeon is in the world at full size, meaning it can be used for questing as well.
    • Things are not going well inside, so you have to clean house with Chen Stormstout.
    • Krasarang Wilds
    • This used to be a subzone of Valley of the Four Winds.
    • It is a coastal rainforest with a lot of story in it.
    • The Mogu
    • They are the original rulers of Pandaria, ruling the land 10,000 years ago.
    • During that time they built temples all across the world, which are now ruins that you will find while questing.
    • Now they want their land back and are another threat that you will be dealing with the entire time.
    • You will come across them in both raids and dungeons.
    • If they get their empire back it would be bad news for the Pandaren, which is why they are such a big threat.
    • They are flesh-shapers and can create other creatures.
    • The Saurok
    • They are a race of lizard-men created by the Mogu.
    • They were designed to be smart enough to use weapons and fight for the Mogu, but over the years some escaped.
    • They will be found across Pandaria and in dungeons.
    • In one of the patches, the Alliance and Horde will roll up onto the beach along with their fleet, armor, tanks, and build a fortress on the island. Both King Varian Wrynn and Garrosh Hellscream will make an appearance.
    • Sometime in the wake of the Cataclysm, the mists abruptly vanished. The world will change over the course of the patches, especially this area.
    • In Patch 5.1 the beach on Krasarang Wilds will erupt into a battlezone.
    • Turtle Beach is another important historical part of Pandaria, as it is where Liu Lang, the first Pandarian explorer decided to see what was beyond the mists. He set off on the back of a giant turtle, which grew to become the Wandering Isle.
    • There are little historical points of interest all around the world and you will be able to visit all of them to collect the story. One of these points is the statue of Liu Lang on Turtle Beach.
    • Kun-Lai Summit
    • The zone is broken up into two separate areas, the lowland planes and the highest mountains in Azeroth.
    • The Yaungol
    • Their situation is similar to the Taunka in Northrend, as they got separated when Pandaria broke off from the main continents.
    • They have been forced out of their homeland by the Mantid in Townlong Steppes.
    • They are aggressive here because they are looking for a new place to set up their homes.
    • The Grummles
    • They were also created by the Mogu as a slave race to haul things around.
    • They make good guides and can carry many times their own weight.
    • They have a trade route that stretches across the zone called the Burlap Trail, which they will need your help with as this is very dangerous area.
    • The Shado-pan
    • The Shado-pan are the most elite warriors of the Pandaren society and they understand the threat of the Sha.
    • You have to earn the trust of the Shado-pan and work your way up through the ranks.
    • Shado-pan Monastery is located here in the outdoor world.
    • Vale of Eternal Blossoms
    • It is the original seat of the Mogu empire.
    • There are a set of sacred pools here that the Mogu used to build their empire.
    • Everyone that is here in Pandaria is fighting over the pools to take control of the power again.
    • Both Alliance and Horde will have their own player hub here, which will include an auction house, bank, and general vendors.
    • The zone will be under siege by the Mogu, who want to take their land back.
    • Golden Lotus
    • They were chosen by the Celestials to be the guardians of this zone.
    • There are not enough of them to fight the Mogu, so they need your help.
    • They don't trust you at first, so you will have to earn their trust. A different part of the valley will be under attack by the Mogu every day. When you first start working with them you will do some exploration and discovery. As you earn the trust of the Golden Lotus, they will send you to the front lines.
    • As you progress with them more of the doors open to a vault
    • As you collect the stories from the historical points of interest around the world you can bring them back to the Vale to the Lore Walkers.
    • The Lore Walkers are responsible for holding all the lore of Pandaria, so you can bring back the things you find and ask them about it, and they will walk up on stage and give a presentation.
    • Brewmasters
    • This faction is scattered across the world looking for rare ingredients to mix into their brews.
    • When you find the Brewmasters you will unlock a scenario. Doing these will give you reputation with the Brewmasters.
    • Kun-Lai Summit, Jade Forest, Krasarang Wilds, and Valley of the Four Winds are all filled with content and ready. Townlong Steppes and Vale of Eternal Blossoms are mostly complete.

    Quelle: MMO-Champion

  • PvP:


    Media Presentation - PvP

    • Arenas
    • There will be one new arena at launch.
    • Battlegrounds
    • The Temple of ?? Mogu
    • Located in ancient Mogu temple that located in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
    • You will have a damage buff while holding the artifact. You will also be gaining points for your team as well.
    • The artifact has a curse that damages you over time. The longer that you hold it, the less healing that you can take.
    • It is going to be difficult for one person to keep the artifact for the whole time.
    • There will be three point zones, with the middle one giving 3 points and the outer one giving 1 point.
    • Gameplay is very fast paced, very different from other battlegrounds.
    • Silver Shard Mine
    • It takes place underneath Stranglethorn Vale in an Adventure Company goblin mine.
    • Both the Alliance and Horde are trying to get a hold of the mineral rich resources.
    • There are minecarts that take off from the center of the map and head to three different supply chains. As they are on the way to the depot, you can capture them in the same way you capture points in Eye of the Storm.
    • Both factions try to capture the cart before it reaches the end of the line, but there are checkpoints along the line that can be channeled to switch the direction the cart will go from left to right, giving your faction time to reclaim it.

    Quelle: MMO-Champion

  • Dungeons:

    • Stormstout Brewery
    • The Hozan have invaded and Chen Stormstout has tasked you with clearing them out.
    • They are having knife fights, seeing things, and sleeping because they got into the beer. You run around on barrels trying to break up the party.
    • And after you defeat enough of them, Ook-ook, the boss that is up on the ledge, will come down and the first boss encounter here will start.
    • The second section has the Virmen, which are evil, crazy bunnies that will eat anything.
    • The biggest Virmen of them all is Hoptallus, the next boss. He has a furlwind attack and carrot breath that you have to avoid.
    • The third section has old beer that has gone bad and come alive. It has Stormbrew Alementals and spirits.
    • The final boss is Yan-Zhu the Uncasked a beer elemental.
    • Scholomance
    • The artists have added a lot of new art throughout the dungeon, including new undead models.
    • New lighting and particle effects have been added as well.
    • Jandice Barov still uses a lot of illusions to try and attack you, but they have been able to really punch up that encounter a lot.
    • Lillian Voss is now in the room full of skeletons being raised. She is here for revenge against Darkmaster Gandling, who is taunting her.
    • The old classroom had benches added and creepy paintings on the wall that are always watching you.
    • Darkmaster Gandling is the final boss, who still sends you into his rooms with undead that you must fight your way out of.
    • There will be nine level 90 heroics for players as well as three raids with 14 raid bosses. All of the raids are all going to have three difficulties.
    • In Cataclysm so much of the mindshare went into the revamp of the level 1-60 zones and the creation of the content itself, that they didn't really have an opportunity to create a lot of those new types of gameplay elements.

    Quelle: MMO-Champion

  • Scenarios:

    • To enter a scenario, you'll queue up for it a lot like you would a dungeon. Each scenario is designed to take roughly 10 to 30 minutes to complete.
    • Most are some slice of the world that has been carved out, to give you things to do as a group that you normally wouldn't be able to do while questing.
    • People were not doing group quests because they couldn’t find people in the past, so now group quests are something you can queue for.
    • The instancing provides the ability to make that there aren't different groups competing for the objectives and causing problems for each other.
    • The UI will present a number of objectives once you enter the scenario.
    • For example, you can help the Brewmaster create her Lightning Lager that can only be brewed while it's raining and in the middle of a thunderstorm. This is done by defending the brewery from the saurok while putting out fires.
    • Scenarios don't use the traditional tank/healer/dps set up, which would be slower. Combat is more similar to questing than dungeons.
    • There should be at least five ready for launch, but there may be more.
    • Scenarios will reward Valor points.

    Quelle: MMO-Champion

  • Challenge Modes:

    • Challenge modes will be a new kind of activity for max level players that enjoy dungeons and raids. They will introduce a new form of competitive PvE for the first time, a new way to compete against your friends without that feeling of direct PvP confrontation. The point of challenge modes will be prestige, and not character power.
    • The challenge mode UI will display what dungeons you have completed challenge modes in ex: "You have completed another dungeon and earned a bronze medal in that". When you click on an instance, it will show you the different times you need to hit to earn each medal. While playing, on the right you will have a clock showing you have much time is left before you move to the next medal bracket.
    • You will always start off with a gold medal, if you take to much time, it will drop to a silver, and then from there to a bronze. The vast majority of players will most likely earn a bronze medal even if they are a relatively unskilled player.
    • Collecting all of the medal types for all the dungeons will give different rewards to players:
    • Collecting all the bronze medals will earn an achievement with a title.
    • Collecting all the silver medals will earn you visually spectacular gear that can be used for transmogrification. All of these sets have been built completely custom for each class and are unlike any other armor set that we have in the game. In addition, something that we are doing with these armor sets that we have never done before is giving them all unique effects that trigger off of something you do with your character class.
    • Collecting all the gold medals will reward the player with a unique epic mount called the flying Kwai-Lan, which will not be rewarded any other way. It is similar to one of those Chinese dog statues with a Mogu like head.
    • You will be able to look through the leaderboard at all the times on your realm as well as being able to compare them to friends and guild mates. The times will be tracked down to the milliseconds. The current plan is to save the time to 7 places.
    • Challenge modes will be available for the six new dungeons at launch.

    Quelle: MMO-Champion

  • Zitat

    The Tillers faction will let you run your own farm! The farmer's market will provide daily quest to improve your farm every day, you will be able to clear plots of land and plant things like cooking ingredients, herbalism nodes, gifts for NPCs to build your reputation... etc.


  • Weiter geht die Infomations Flut von der Press Tour:

    Hier die intressantesten Punkte:



    • Neue Models: Menschen und Orcs sind die Rassen die nun in der überarbeitung sind und werden nach den Zwergen Rassen 2 und 3 werden die fertig sind.
    • DoTA BG: Technisch nicht umzusetzten jedoch immer noch geplant das System soweit zu bekommen.
    • Dritte Skillung wird erstmal nicht kommen.
    • 8 Core Buffs, UI soll anzeigen wieviele man hat.
    • Eine Daily Zone im Umfang von der Molten Front wird nicht wieder kommen.
    • Mounts sollen noch im Relase Acc weit sein (noch fraglich), jedoch spätestens im ersten Content Patch


    Dungeons and Raids

    • Neue Troll Instanz könnte kommen, diese haben eine Siedlung in Pandaria.
    • 15 Mann Raid? Die Vorstellung findet Blizzard nicht schelcht und schaut ob dies machbar ist.
    • Neuer Raidcontent alle 4 Monate,
    • World Bosse: Jeder der 2 World Bosse wird bei jedem kill ein Mount Dropen.
    • 10/25 Shared CD: Blizzard überdenkt nochmal den sinn der geteilten ID, bald wieder 2 Raidgrößen Paralell?
    • LFR Loot: Gewinnt man im LFR einen Roll und der Boss hat nichts für einen dabei gibt es Gold.



    • Librams und Quivers werden weiterhin nicht zu sehen sein, schade fand meinen Hunter damals sexy mit dem teil auf dem rücken, sah man leider nur selbst.
    • Shaman:
    • Shaman Level 90 talents were in game! One improves Unleash Elements to provide a better bonus for each imbue type. The second removes the cooldown on your Fire and Earth Elemental Totems and allows you to control them. The third is a blast of elemental energy in a cone on a 15 sec cooldown. (Koemmentar, ich musste einfach Copy Paste machen, es macht mich glücklich was dort steht, einfach GLÜCKLICH!!!!! Nie mehr "Dummes Ele", nur noch Dummer Ele :ugly: )


    Cooking: There are now multiple different cooking specializations; steaming, frying, broiling. Each is related to one of the primary stats, like Agility. When you level one of the specializations to 600, you are able to make all of the feasts.

    Quelle: MMO-Champion

  • Mists of Pandaria™ Beta Opt-in and FAQ

    Quelle: US Battle.net

    Was sich sehr gut anhört sind die auswahl Kriterien für die Invites, da freut sich doch ein nerd das er 7 Jahrelang keine Pause hatte und gleich am ersten Tag den Jahrespass geholt hat :ugly: