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Pandaren Character Customization and Mogu'shan Vaults Preview
2012/08/13 at 8:17 PM
Blizzard released several Mists of Pandaria previews this evening: check out the overview of
, the first raid open to players in Mists, as well as the Pandaren character customization page that has dozens of possible combinations.
Neon hair streaks
We’ve just released not one, but two new previews for Mists of Pandaria!
pandaren customization page
allows you to explore the vast number of unique looks for your pandaren characters. Check out all the hairstyles, fur colors, faces, beards, and earrings at your disposal either at character creation or in the barber shop to set your own character apart. Pick from any of more than 200,000* possible combinations!
We’ve also released a sneak peek at the
, one of the high-level raids that await you and your friends in Pandaria. Learn more about the history of this ancient site and dis
Mists of Pandaria: Pandaren Overview
2012/06/14 at 5:27 PM
We've updated this post to cover all Pandaren character customization options, as well as their racials, starting zone, mounts, and emotes.
: You take half falling damage.
: Your love of food allows you to receive double the stats from Well Fed effects.
: Your Cooking skill is increased by 15.
: Your rested experience bonus lasts twice as long as normal.
: Strikes the target with lightning speed, incapacitating them for 4 sec, and turns off your attack.
Pandaren are unique in that players go through the starting zone,
The Wandering Isle
, neutral. The events in the starting zone will then force them to pick a side, permanently aligning themselves with either the Alliance or the Horde. Once a side is taken, Pandaren across factions will no longer be able to communicate with each other.
The Alliance representative is
and the Horde representative is
Pandaren Dances and News Round Up
2012/05/09 at 12:17 PM
The new beta build we
is now live: players can quest in Townlong Steppes. The Pandaren dances were also unveiled in yesterday's patch, so we made a video of them!
In the aftermath of
Ghostcrawler's latest blog on account-wide achievements
, there's been some blue posts clarifying this announcement. There's also been more posts on warrior and paladin abilities in Mists, and if you like to PvP, the time to participate in the Arena Pass is
: it's entered the exclusive rewards phase.
Achievements in Mists
Loremaster of Kalimdor
Character A completes
for a toast and 10 points.
If Character B then completes
, they will get the toast, but not 10 more points. (It is NOT a new achievement for the account.)
If Character B then completes
Mists of Pandaria Beta: New Maps, Icons, NPCs, Quests, and More
2012/04/25 at 7:11 PM
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?
Battle Pet Training
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.
Mists of Pandaria: Jade Forest Quest Preview
2012/03/31 at 9:46 PM
The Jade Forest
has undergone an extensive revision since we first previewed it, to better demonstrate the Alliance and Horde conflict. This zone is the first zone players will reach upon questing in Pandaria. Unlike past expansions, there are not two options for starting zones.
Players will acquaint themselves with Pandaren culture, as well as the Jinyu and Hozen. The Alliance will trace Anduin Wrynn's disappearance, and both sides will have a tragic clash by the
Temple of the Jade Serpent
, a new 5-player dungeon. Players will also have to return to The Jade Forest at 90 to train with
Order of the Cloud Serpent
in order to ride Cloud Serpent mounts.
Of note: some of the early quests reward items that resemble Tier 9 raid gear, like
Jade Forest Quest Chains
Since we first previewed the zone, some changes have been made. Here's some screenshots from the new areas.
Mists of Pandaria Interviews and News Round Up
2012/03/20 at 11:24 AM
Blue posters were hard at work yesterday, covering a variety of topics: LFR's new loot system, item squish, female pandaren, DotA-style battlegrounds, new models, and as a bonus--a creative blog covering Mists' content features. Here's what's new since yesterday's coverage:
There will be many more options for her hairstyle, face, and features. There will also be options to have a long tail, or a more traditional pandaren stub tail.
Can teleport to dig sites after finding an artifact, and can dig more times at a single digsite.
Players can level by making staves and wands now.
Craftsman tokens from new faction currencies allow you to buy items like fun toys or pets.
Allow players to purchase new items, convert to Valor, or buy Charms of Good Fortune--allowing players to buy another go at a boss' loot table
A solo instance that allows players to try out their new rotations while getting achievements.
Teaser for Female Pandaren Released
2012/03/12 at 3:06 AM
Blizzard has been turning up the hype machine for Mists of Pandaria--they just shared a silhouette of a female Pandaren on
their Facebook page
The full reveal of this classy lady will happen on March 19th, when the NDA for this week's press event lifts. Of course, Wowhead staff will be at the event and we'll have a full preview up then so be sure to get ready!