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Alcaz Island Scenario
As always, this is an early version of the area, previewed through unofficial means. This is absolutely not representative of the final version, it's just a preview.



Premade Monks Now Active
With tonight's beta invite wave premade monks are active once again!



WoWDB Pet Pages
Work continues at a steady pace on WoWDB, with the addition of more information for Pets. We now have dedicated pages for all of the Battle Pets and a list of all of the Battle Pet abilities.

Important - The Pet List only lists the companion pets fully implemented in the game files, we'll have to wait for future beta patches to get data on all the other pets. However, there's already a lot of Pet Abilities implemented, check them out!

The pages for individual abilities will show you which pets the attack is strong against, and which pets the attack is weak against. Each pet's page will show you which other pets it is resistant against and which pets it is most vulnerable to. We will continue to add features as the system is fully implemented in the beta.

We're starting to have a lot of background work done on WoWDB and you can expect more visible updates very soon (Including filters and anything to make browsing less painful). We also have a few surprises coming this week if everything goes really well.



Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
SM and Scholomance Armor Models
We discussed this topic with the developers last week a bit. I don't have any conclusive information for you, but they recognize there are a lot of cool items in SM and Scholomance, and they want to try and preserve those in Mists. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

PvP in Mists of Pandaria: 3v3 Arena
I have already commented in your Arena system needs to evolve thread and it was a very good read, so I will move onto your other points. About the “Roller Coaster” feel that you commented on, there will always be nerfs and buffs and that is because we want to achieve the best balance possible among the classes. However, we do our utmost to limit actual spell/ability changes that effect rotations to expansions only, and that is only if we feel it will greatly improve the class.

The new talent system should make constant changes less necessary too, especially with regard to forced respecs since the talents are now more utility-based. In my own personal opinion about changing classes because of a nerf, I feel that I will play what I enjoy the most and right now, as it has been in the past is my warrior. But because in some parts of arena he may struggle does not make me want to play it less.

Your portion about instant CC, healing and damage is very well structured and thought out, the same goes for your comments on self-healing and blanket silences. This is a great thread Rasen, that we can see you have dedicated a lot of time to writing and we hope to see more excellent feedback like this coming from everyone on the forums. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

New J!NX Shirts - Darth Hater
J!NX has finally released their line of Curse brand T-shirts, including two Darth Hater shirts. They include a black basic men's tee and a gray premium tee. Using the code "CURSEGEAR" at checkout will get customers 20% off any Curse J!NX products.

If you want the discount you'll have to hurry as the deal ends 4/8/12. If you prefer MMO-Champion shirts, both the premium and basic shirts are still available.



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



This article was originally published in forum thread: Alcaz Island Scenario, WoWDB Pet Pages, Blue Posts, TCG Art started by chaud View original post
Comments 58 Comments
  1. cupholder's Avatar
    Not that it matters that premades are up, still can't log in to copy over.
  1. pharma's Avatar
    That dungeon in the island reminds me of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. :P
  1. Sniperwolfes's Avatar
    I remember when I found the king in his cell on that island ... and nobody believed me that he was King Wrynn!
    Ah... good old vanilla times.
  1. lillbrorsan's Avatar
    Great, they have finally enabled premade monks but not reset the amount of copies you can do...
  1. Draxz's Avatar
    I'm pumped lets do this! thanks for the updates MMO
  1. Kanegasi's Avatar
    I find it interesting that the first TCG picture posted is "new". It isn't. It's the full version of the PTR launcher image.
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ickabob View Post
    Twilight's Hammer lookin stuff on Alcaz? Could THIS be the real reason Theramore gets destroyed? It would make sense, considering how close it is to Theramore. Hmmmm.....
    I assume it will be either another (temporary) peace summit in Theramore, or a "normal" siege by the Horde, but the Hammer's intervention turns everything apeshit.

    ---------- Post added 2012-04-05 at 12:22 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanegasi View Post
    I find it interesting that the first TCG picture posted is "new". It isn't.
    Of course it isn't, some of these are (I guess) even from older TCG expansions, but it's new in the gallery.
  1. Kendeura's Avatar
    An error has occurred.
    You have no more PTR character copies left

    "Yay~"
  1. Sabtheshaman's Avatar
    After I copied a Monk premade an logged into Beta last night there must have been at least 50-60 monks standing around putting spells/reading tool tips/testing abilities on NPCs
  1. meshugine's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kendeura View Post
    An error has occurred.
    You have no more PTR character copies left

    "Yay~"
    same here :S
  1. Encountered's Avatar
    That island was there all the time,they just added some thiny things. sigh
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Encountered View Post
    That island was there all the time,they just added some thiny things. sigh
    oh noes content rehash.

    But surprise, not all scenarios will be in Pandaria, I even actively hope for some "classic" scenarios, retelling famous group quests from Vanilla (e.g. Battle for Darrowshire, or Jintha'Alor, which isn't large enough to be a dungeon, but could work as a scenario)
  1. mstieler's Avatar
    While I realize this isn't the first time (nor the last time) regarding the "this is just a preview" bit, not I keep thikning of it in terms of Tenacious D's "Tribute":

    This is not representative of the final scenario....
    This is just a preview!
  1. finnachta's Avatar
    I assume this is what we originally saw back on mmo-champion.com /content/2366-Scenario-Alcaz-Island-Firelands-Dailies-Progression-Raidcomp-Firelands-Raid-Solo?page=2 (cant post links yet).

    Wonder if they were going to do Scenarios in Cata but never did (maybe?). At any rate, would be kind of cool but in my opinion I am kind of done with Twilight's Hammer stuff.
  1. itsLew's Avatar
    Still no beta /sigh ... feel like I've been ripped off with the "guarenteed beta invite"
  1. jeremynative's Avatar
    No......everyone is equal.....it's just that some people are more equal than others
  1. Necrotica's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Verp View Post
    Still no beta /sigh ... feel like I've been ripped off with the "guarenteed beta invite"
    Check your battle.net account and not wait on an e-mail? My account was flagged a week or so ago and it took nearly 3-4 days before an e-mail ever showed up.
  1. itsLew's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Necrotica View Post
    Check your battle.net account and not wait on an e-mail? My account was flagged a week or so ago and it took nearly 3-4 days before an e-mail ever showed up.
    Nope nothing on my emails or even BNET for that matter...
    Ugh, I just feel like I'm going to get it last minute when the beta is almost over... >.>
  1. Bisso's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Verp View Post
    Nope nothing on my emails or even BNET for that matter...
    Ugh, I just feel like I'm going to get it last minute when the beta is almost over... >.>
    Half of the people who signed up for the AP still don't have access to beta. If they keep going in waves of 250, you will be in in no time. I registered in 2004, took the AP 2 days after the announcement, got the beta just yesterday. It all depends on how much life you had. Seems like ALOT of people have been playing (and paying) for a looonnng time. I suspect that the 2005-2006 players who got in NEVER stopped the paiments, ever, to get invited sooner than the 2004's.
  1. Wromthrax's Avatar
    Love the look of the tunnels under Alcaz.

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