MMO-Champion - MoP Press Tour in March, Blue Posts, Weekly Report, Artwork
Mists of Pandaria Press Tour on March 13-15
Blizzard just announced a Mists of Pandaria Press Tour in 6 weeks. The expansion is definitely closer and it means we might finally see some new MoP information soon!

For reference, the Cataclysm Friend & Family Alpha started on the first week of may and the actual Cataclysm press tour happened a month later.
Originally Posted by Blizzard
A Break in the Mists: Alert the Press!

Since the announcement of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria at BlizzCon 2011, we’ve been hard at work on all of the new game features, environments, dungeons, and other content that awaits adventurers. Today, we’re inviting members of the press worldwide to get an updated sneak peek and some hands-on time with the latest version of World of Warcraft’s fourth expansion at an event taking place March 13 - 15.

If you want to know more about what lies hidden within the mists of Pandaria, wait for the season’s end….

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Resetting Cooldowns in PvP
I think cooldown resetting is the definition of cheesy gameplay, it only promotes zerging and the game would be better off without it.

Abilities that reset cooldowns create potential choices for classes to refresh their cooldowns on demand so that they can be reused; the timing on using this can often result in their victory or demise. Using them for simply zerging in and blowing all cooldowns twice will often not result in the best of outcomes as this can quite often be countered by your opponent.

You have to remember that having an ability that resets cooldowns on demand such as Preparation, Cold Snap or Readiness does not make a class overpowered or provide them with a greater advantage over others. It is simply another part of their toolkit and it comes with an innate choice, "Should I use it now or save it for later?” this adds an additional skill factor to their class. Do you pop it now to increase damage output and possibly secure that kill? Should you may maybe be save it just in case you need that second defensive cooldown or crowd control in a tight spot? Maybe you should wait until everything is finally on cooldown?

Knowing when and where to use these abilities is a very difficult thing to be able to assess. These are the decisions that make or break and separate the good players from the great ones. Just because some classes can refresh their cooldowns on demand every now and then does not mean that the ability allowing them to do so is overpowered or needs to be changed in some way, it's simply another part of their class, as is the same for other abilities for anyone else. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Curse Weekly Roundup
Pico is back to tell us about the things you might have missed in WoW, Diablo 3, and Minecraft news recently.



Trading Card Game Art Gallery Update
The Trading Card Game art gallery has been updated to feature ten new pieces.



This article was originally published in forum thread: MoP Press Tour in March, Blue Posts, Weekly Report, Artwork started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 64 Comments
  1. Anarch Son of Gods's Avatar
    So patch 4.4 will go live around the middle of March as well then it seems...
  1. Park's Avatar
    Beta will be in march I think. 4.4 wont happen til about a month before MoP comes out IMO.
  1. papajohn4's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dracbane View Post
    Seriously???????? ~7 more months before new content? Ive already cleared everything but heroic now so wtf do they expect people to do for 7 more months? If that is the case they can kiss my subscription good bye....I am already bored as fuck with DS/4.3 so there is no way in hell Ill be playing it for that long for new content...ffs Blizzard get it together....
    annual pass say hello...I was so stupid to got trapped by this..I guess guildmates played a role on this..one night we said lets go all and do it..
    [ogre mode on]me stupid..me angry with myself..little blizzard tricked me..[ogre mode off]
  1. Falarson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Anarchor View Post
    So patch 4.4 PTR will go live around the middle of March as well then it seems...
    Fixed that for you.
  1. Hircine's Avatar
    I was actually hoping for 'some' content before MoP.. gonna have to cancel my sub again? pff.
  1. Hadur's Avatar
    These blue posts about pvp are getting more and more pathetic. Their remarks clearly show they grasp close to nothing about what's happening in pvp right now.
  1. Chickat's Avatar
    Im thinking 4.4 ptr in April,4.4 release In late may, and MoP in early-mid July
  1. Hunterpower's Avatar
    I certiainly hope MoP comes out soon, or at the least, the beta or diablo 3. so i have something else to do with the annual pass i bought (i'm not bored, for the record, just wondering when i'll be able to use the things i paid for )
  1. Spotnick's Avatar
    Why would there be a 4.4? I see 5.0 hit in beginning of june and 5.0.x at the end of june, and see pre-expansion events all of may. Beta will start end of march, so many people will have access to it they should have a lot of feedback with this guaranteed access. Makes sense.. by then DS will be at 25% nerf.
  1. bewbew's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    Im thinking 4.4 ptr in April,4.4 release In late may, and MoP in early-mid July
    If it's the MoP pre-event, it will probably be 5.0, not 4.4.
  1. Athinah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    Im thinking 4.4 ptr in April,4.4 release In late may, and MoP in early-mid July
    That's what i'm HOPING for and what would be smart for blizzard with star wars out and all that. But the expansion probably won't be out till Late july early august
  1. PickledOnion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hunterpower View Post
    I certiainly hope MoP comes out soon, or at the least, the beta or diablo 3. so i have something else to do with the annual pass i bought (i'm not bored, for the record, just wondering when i'll be able to use the things i paid for )
    You paid for 12 months of WoW.
  1. thedingleberry's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Treelife View Post
    Season ending 13th/15th, or am I over-thinking?

    March 13th is a Tuesday too...
    Winter season ends March 19th, 2012. So news for masses is at least a little less than 2 months away. At this rate it will probably just be another stupid tweet by the community manager that is just another riddle.
  1. Collected's Avatar
    Press tour happened with Cataclysm at the start of June and beta begun at the end of June. So beta could well begin by end of March or earlier.
  1. meldora's Avatar
    Woo, I bet we'll see the beta in March or April. This is goods news for Mists of Pandaria.
  1. Ealyssa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bewbew View Post
    If it's the MoP pre-event, it will probably be 5.0, not 4.4.
    clearly not.
    4.4 = pre-event
    5.0 = MoP talent system, just before MoP launch (like every Xpack)
  1. Missbenedict's Avatar
    Did anyone else notice that there's no bow string in that night elf hunter art?
  1. Kilani's Avatar
    Another Month of DS feels like too much, but upwards of 6 Months till something happens? This does not bode well for my happy..
  1. Vook's Avatar
    ICC 2.0, yay.
  1. zrankfappa's Avatar
    6 more months farming DS ... plenty of time to gear up all your alts ... so their gear wont be replaced til day 2 of the grind to 90. or, 6 months to play something else ... swtor for instance.

Site Navigation