MMO-Champion - Welcome to Pandaria
Update - Let's open the hostilities with the minimap of the new continent and all the new icons.

Welcome to Pandaria
The Mists of Pandaria beta is going live tonight, we have the best people working on it. Stay tuned.


Pandaria Minimap



New Icons
Hey we don't usually do that but we're still fixing up the parser, enjoy!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Welcome to Pandaria started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Kawwah's Avatar
    Damn, no invite yet. Guess il have to wait.
  1. lordcanyon's Avatar
    ...hate watermarks
  1. imkrazy182's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Frsotysoul View Post
    me either, if only to refresh my account page hoping for an invite to magically appear....
    Same here, I got the download going tho in the meantime
  1. Livinsofast's Avatar
    Beta is going live tonight? Niceeee!
  1. Confessor Kahlan's Avatar
    OF COURSE it was too much to expect blizzard holding true to their word on granting beta access as soon as it were available. Dont make promises you cant keep.
  1. det's Avatar
    Icon Designer - now there's a job I'd love to have
  1. Kobomino's Avatar
    Now someone need to draw priest raid gear using these icons so we can see what it may look like!
  1. logintime's Avatar
    At the risk of starting off on the wrong foot... the map honestly doesn't look that big. I feel like Northrend and Outlands were definitely larger.
  1. pFreak's Avatar
    Where are the allianz/horde-citys?
  1. vinances's Avatar
    Soo agitated!
  1. Plasticpaddy's Avatar
    Watched Towelliee run one of the new dungeons, Temple of the Jade Serpent I think it's called, and to be honest I thought it looked pretty cool. It wasn't very big and didn't take very long but the models for the new mob types are very good. One of the bosses turns into a Chinese dragon thing halfway through a fight and the model for it is very good. He also had an 85 Monk in with him doing this bladestorm ability that looked epic.

    Nothing very sexy by way of mechanics, the fights seemed pretty easy for a competent group and they didn't wipe many times at all. Hopefully this will change. Some of the bosses dropped loot, most of the blues are around 425il, some bosses dropped nothing.

    As for the bits of Pandaria he saw (the starter zone, mainly), apart from the dungeon entrances the zone could have been anywhere in Azeroth - it didn't look like anything we haven't seen before. He didn't hit any Pandaren cities so hopefully those are cool. I didn't notice a huge upgrade in environment textures yet, either that haven't implemented it yet or it just didn't show over the stream.

    Anyway, tons of information from loads of different people so we'll see what the next few days bring.
  1. Mayss's Avatar
    Warlock Summon Void Lord, New Warlock Pet? level 90?
  1. apol's Avatar
  1. Luneward's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Plasticpaddy View Post
    Nothing very sexy by way of mechanics, the fights seemed pretty easy for a competent group and they didn't wipe many times at all. Hopefully this will change. Some of the bosses dropped loot, most of the blues are around 425il, some bosses dropped nothing.
    It won't change too much, I imagine. The devs have already stated dungeons and heroic dungeons will be more Wrath level of length and difficulty than Cata entry heroics (More like the Twilight heroics I presume where most competent dungeons can clear them out with only a hitch or two). They're saving that level of difficulty for raid finder.

    And I'm ok with that. I loved the heightened difficulty of the heroics when Cata first launched, but once you've done them a few times, they just become a tedious slog where a lot of groups still wipe a great deal due to unforgiving mechanics. Almost every other boss really does NOT need a mechanic to one shot a player or an entire group. It should work pretty well. Normal dungeons to gear for heroics, heroics and valor to gear for raid finder (where there will be slightly more challenge) and raid finder to prep for the actual raids.
  1. sdfo's Avatar
    ARGH!! Let me in!! *bangs on the window*.

    ---------- Post added 2012-03-24 at 02:09 AM ----------

    I can't wait

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