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)

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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. HolgerDK's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hadur View Post
    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.
    Yeah, its mind-boggling how they can keep on lowering the bar on blue posts....
  1. Clams Casino's Avatar
    Wow that blue on pvp was fucking retarded, it's like he's never played the game before
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Excellent idea by Blizzard, Bring MoP beta out while GW2 is out and GW2 wont have as many pple cause everyone will wanna try MoP and more focused on it. *Thumbs Up
  1. aliqux's Avatar
    Beware the Ides of March
  1. shoooter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ealyssa View Post
    clearly not.
    4.4 = pre-event
    5.0 = MoP talent system, just before MoP launch (like every Xpack)
    There will be no 4.4. That would imply a whole new Cataclysm content patch. The Mists pre-event will likely be 5.0.1, just like Elemental Invasion was 4.0.1 and the Wrath pre-event was in 3.x
  1. RulesTheDead's Avatar
    If Alpha starts any day now, are we allowed to talk about leaks here that are posted on um....that *other* WoW site that is too disreputable to be named? lol I'm curious because even Boub himself posted leaks at the start of Cataclysm Alpha (I know he had to eventually take them down). But is leak talk allowed on these forums?
  1. Honeyprime's Avatar
    I really like the artwork of the female Taurens. They are done really well. I wish they looked like that in the game.

    So it would seem the alpha will be starting soon. I look forward to tidbits about MoP.
  1. Nekosom's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by papajohn4 View Post
    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]
    Considering you get Beta access with that annual pass, you could...I don't know, play the Beta while you wait? Oh yeah, and there's that whole free Diablo thing. Quit yer complaining.
  1. retpally's Avatar
    Lol the blues don't play competitive PVP. That response is solid proof. Given the massive amount of tools rogues and mages have, those classes would be a lot "deeper" without their free cooldown reset. If you mess up your first round of cooldowns, tough luck. Learn from your mistake and play better - that's what every other class has to do. Did someone trinket something? You've got like 4 other abilities on a decently short cooldown to CC them again. There's nothing skillful about resetting Ring of Frost, Smokebomb, Vanish, or Deep Freeze; it's a free pass to mess up. It's too much control given how powerful their damage is. Rogues and mages are plenty strong enough without such abilities.
  1. lilbuddhaman's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Clams Casino View Post
    Wow that blue on pvp was fucking retarded, it's like he's never played the game before
    And their PvE decisions/posts imply the opposite ?
  1. Eon Drache's Avatar
    Hopefully because of the annual pass, we'll have more people testing the beta, and hopefully we will see a sooner than later release. 4/8 Heroic Dragon Soul and I'm bored.
  1. retpally's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eon Drache View Post
    Hopefully because of the annual pass, we'll have more people testing the beta, and hopefully we will see a sooner than later release. 4/8 Heroic Dragon Soul and I'm bored.
    7/8 Heroic DS isn't much more exciting. Heroic DW = most boring last boss ever?
  1. Tybudd33's Avatar
    That Paladin art is tight as hell, nice detail.Its sad to see the orc ambush though"what? I no do nothing"
  1. Rukentuts's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Clams Casino View Post
    Wow that blue on pvp, it's like he's never played the game before
    Agreed x1000. They don't play their own game.
  1. Leviatharan's Avatar
    Press release in 6 weeks? Yay, maybe they'll finally reveal the finished Death Knight, Hunter, Monk, Rogue, and Shaman trees/skills!
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by shoooter View Post
    There will be no 4.4. That would imply a whole new Cataclysm content patch. The Mists pre-event will likely be 5.0.1, just like Elemental Invasion was 4.0.1 and the Wrath pre-event was in 3.x
    So, so much this. As nit-picky at it may seem, using correct patch numbers is important. In fact, that reminds me that I still need to deal with some article inaccuracies on Wowpedia.org because some person(s) couldn't tell the difference between patch 4.0.1 and 4.0.3. -_-
  1. kassy's Avatar
    can't help but notice how much pico bobs her head when she talks in the roundup videos :/ is it only me?
  1. Grinderofl's Avatar
    So... from the snidy comments on Pico last time, sure she didn't do the "on to xxx" followed by "xxx had/did/got", but... the fidgeting got worse. The girl needs to relax. She's being way too stiff and trying to act like she's not. It doesn't hurt if you use your hand gestures from time to time, helps relax.
  1. Harthmut's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Athinah View Post
    Um this isn't anything new, 7 months for an expansion is actually really good for blizzard, beats waiting for 2 years after Illiden came out...God i was so tired of floaty rocks i could puke.
    Good thing i don't raid.
    If you look aside from raids, there actually is something to do, like achieves and pets and mounts.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Harthmut View Post
    Good thing i don't raid.
    If you look aside from raids, there actually is something to do, like achieves and pets and mounts.
    I do all that plus dungeons, level alts & their professions, farm those last world-drop alchemy recipes for my main, dailies, maybe transmog another alt, sort through every character's inv/bank when it's housecleaning time, check the AH...

    I think I am insane.

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