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Stormstout Brewery Preview
Important - The dungeon is incomplete and not intended to be played through yet. This preview represents unfinished work and will see significant changes the future.


Achievements
Category Name Points
Pandaria DungeonHeroic: Stormstout Brewery
Defeat Yan-Zhu the Uncasked in Stormstout Brewery on Heroic Difficulty.
10
Pandaria DungeonHow Did He Get Up There?
Find a way to get the Hozen Clinger to let go in Stormstout Brewery on any difficulty.
10
Pandaria DungeonI Am the Hopocalypse!
Smash 100 vermen with a single hammer swing in Stormstout Brewery on Heroic Difficulty.
10
Pandaria DungeonKeep Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'
Kill Ook-Ook after assaulting him with 20 Rolling Brew Barrels in Stormstout Brewery on Heroic Difficulty.
10
Pandaria DungeonLing-Ting's Herbal Journey
Collect all 30 Golden Hoplings hidden around the Stormstout Brewery on any difficulty.
10
Pandaria DungeonStormstout Brewery
Defeat Yan-Zhu the Uncasked in Stormstout Brewery.
10
Normal Loot
Level Type Slot Name
425MiscellaneousSpell DPSOff HandLevelup - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 2 Loot 1 - Int Versatile Offhand
425ClothSpell SpiritWaistLevelup - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 3 Loot 2 - Cloth Int Spirit Waist
425ClothSpell DPSWristsLevelup - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 1 Loot 1 - Cloth Int Versatile Bracer
425LeatherPhysical DPSShouldersLevelup - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 3 Loot 1 - Leather Agi Shoulder
425LeatherPhysical DPSChestLevelup - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 1 Loot 1 - Leather Agi Chest
425MailSpell SpiritChestLevelup - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 3 Loot 2 - Mail Int Spirit Chest
425MailPhysical DPSLegsLevelup - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 2 Loot 1 - Mail Agi Legs
425PlateTankWristsLevelup - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 2 Loot 1 - Plate Str Tank Bracer
425PlateSpell SpiritLegsLevelup - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 3 Loot 2 - Plate Int Spirit Legs
425GunPhysical DPSRangedLevelup - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 3 Loot 1 - Agi Gun
425MacePhysical DPSOne HandLevelup - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 3 Loot 1 - Agi Melee Mace1H
425SwordMeleeOne HandLevelup - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 1 Loot 1 - Str Hybrid Sword1H
Heroic Loot
Level Type Slot Name
463MiscellaneousTankFingerHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 3 Loot 1 - STR Tank Ring 2
463MiscellaneousMeleeTrinketHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 3 Loot 1 - STR DPS Trinket
463MiscellaneousSpell DPSFingerHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 3 Loot 2 - Int Versatile Ring
463MiscellaneousSpell DPSTrinketHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 1 Loot 1 - Int Spirit Trinket
463MiscellaneousSpell DPSOff HandHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 2 Loot 1 - Int Versatile Offhand
463ClothSpell SpiritWaistHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 3 Loot 2 - Cloth Int Spirit Waist
463ClothSpell SpiritBackHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 2 Loot 1 - Int Spirit Cloak
463ClothSpell DPSWristsHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 1 Loot 1 - Cloth Int Versatile Bracer
463LeatherMeleeWaistHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 2 Loot 1 - Leather Agi Belt
463LeatherPhysical DPSShouldersHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 3 Loot 1 - Leather Agi Shoulder
463LeatherPhysical DPSChestHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 1 Loot 1 - Leather Agi Chest
463MailSpell SpiritChestHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 3 Loot 2 - Mail Int Spirit Chest
463MailPhysical DPSLegsHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 2 Loot 1 - Mail Agi Legs
463PlateTankWristsHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 2 Loot 1 - Plate Str Tank Bracer
463PlateSpell SpiritLegsHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 3 Loot 2 - Plate Int Spirit Legs
463PlateSpell SpiritFeetHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 1 Loot 1 - Plate Int Spirit Boots
463GunPhysical DPSRangedHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 3 Loot 1 - Agi Gun
463MacePhysical DPSOne HandHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 3 Loot 1 - Agi Melee Mace1H
463SwordMeleeOne HandHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 1 Loot 1 - Str Hybrid Sword1H
463StaffSpell DPSTwo HandHeroic - Stormstout Brewery - Boss 3 Loot 2 - Int Hit Staff


Valley of the Four Winds Zone Preview
Important - The zone is incomplete and not intended to be played through yet. This preview represents unfinished work and will see significant changes the future. There are many placeholders and missing mobs in the zone.

One of the more interesting NPCs that we came across was Farmer Fung, who may be associated with the new Tillers daily quest farm. Jogu the drunk appears to sell tips on tomorrow's crops for 10 gold. We even came across Hemet Nesingwary and Hemet Nesingwary Jr!





















New Quest Icons
Mists of Pandaria brought us some small improvements to make questing less frustrating. Quests which require you to speak to an NPC or interact with an object now have nice icons above them and on the minimap, making them easier to spot.


Quest icons also appear on both the Zone Map and World Map in a limted radius around you, making it easier for you to find the next quest. This will be especially helpful for those of you who want to complete The Loremaster achievements!



New Pandaren Premade Characters
Following up to the level 85 Monk premade characters added recently, we now have level 85 Pandaren premades for various classes.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Stormstout Brewery Preview, Valley of the Four Winds Preview, New Quest Icons started by chaud View original post
Comments 95 Comments
  1. aggression's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Navitas View Post
    I might well be the only person who doesn't want a beta key.

    I'll see the game as it should be when it's released. Don't see the point in seeing it sooner.
    Beta = bunch of people like us, that try their content, reporting bugs etc so they can be fixed (for free!!). If everyone was thinking like you, then don't blame on bugs when the game goes live.
  1. sdkphoenix's Avatar
    NOOOOOOO!!! Not more Nesingwary

    Other than that, I love how the valley looks!
  1. Raxxed's Avatar
    Guys, i thought i would settle this MASSIVE item inflation shiz. Hopefully people actually read this.....
    First of all, the dps of all (dont quote me on that) weapons has been doubled. The tanking mace from WoE has 1100 dps opposed to 550 on live. My Heroic Souldrinker has double the 786 dps it has on live.

    The numbers you are seeing are miniscule compared to the 'buffed' items we will have in MoP/the patch before MoP.
    Please stop complaining about the replacing your 416 gear, you wont be.

    Now you can complain about the huge dmg increase on our current weapons, but thats a whole different story!
    Thanks
  1. Ikkarus's Avatar
    Bunnies, Monkeys, Pandas...World of Warcraft? No, World of Zoocraft...
  1. chrth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Raxxed View Post
    Guys, i thought i would settle this MASSIVE item inflation shiz. Hopefully people actually read this.....
    First of all, the dps of all (dont quote me on that) weapons has been doubled. The tanking mace from WoE has 1100 dps opposed to 550 on live. My Heroic Souldrinker has double the 786 dps it has on live.

    The numbers you are seeing are miniscule compared to the 'buffed' items we will have in MoP/the patch before MoP.
    Please stop complaining about the replacing your 416 gear, you wont be.

    Now you can complain about the huge dmg increase on our current weapons, but thats a whole different story!
    Thanks
    Weapon Damage was increased while abilities based on weapon damage were reduced going into the Beta. This was done to mitigate issues with scaling, especially at low level. While some abilities have been modified since for balancing reasons, at the time the conversion was made there was actually no net change in damage despite the increase in weapon damage.
  1. Uselessrouge's Avatar
    woah those map changes are just good... this is realy pretty sweet ^^
  1. Raxxed's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chrth View Post
    Weapon Damage was increased while abilities based on weapon damage were reduced going into the Beta. This was done to mitigate issues with scaling, especially at low level. While some abilities have been modified since for balancing reasons, at the time the conversion was made there was actually no net change in damage despite the increase in weapon damage.
    I'm currently critting 120k on my prot warrior premade using a 378 weapon from HoT. dont even ask what im critting with my 410/416 geared main..
  1. xlolliqueenx's Avatar
    There really isn't any Melee DPS plate gear that drops in the brewery? That really sucks.
  1. kulbaen's Avatar
    Okay, I have to agree that with all the bunnies, monkeys, pandas, "alementals", etc... this is just cheesy to me. I want to look forward to this expac, but everything I watch has me thinking more Hello Kitty than World of Warcraft. Very saddening.
  1. Aliok's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Draxz View Post
    Oh... where art thou beta key?... I am perturbed.
    Thou shouldst not have sworn by the inconstant moon.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    I hope there'll be an option to turn off those chat bubble icons. :/
  1. Idletime's Avatar
    So they are officially eliminating the iconic "!" and "?" then?

    A sad day. What will Jinx do with all those unsold hats?
  1. firejuggler's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Idletime View Post
    So they are officially eliminating the iconic "!" and "?" then?

    A sad day. What will Jinx do with all those unsold hats?
    no, those icon stay (? and !)

    the two added are when you need to "talk" to an npc, and the grinding gear when you need to 'interact' with an object
  1. gsomgsom's Avatar
    But... how? "No man's land" debuff disallows to pass through...
  1. George's Avatar
    Think Hour of Twilight when you escort Thrall and he just sits there looking stupid. Now you know you have to talk to him because he will have the chat bubble icon over his head.
  1. gurv's Avatar
    This looks so good!
    I have a better feeling about this xpac with each passing news on MMO-Champ
  1. blaxter's Avatar
    /c interact mmo-champion
  1. Banawani's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ragedaug View Post
    No, which makes me curious how Blizzard is working the beta...and the real beta. I'm guessing special limited content access beta servers for AP owners, which explains why we can't ticket bugs in game, and don't receive survey requests etc, etc as well as the fact that we don't have access to new content that is being released and previewed on fan sites. My little QQ, oh well. At least I made it in during one of the later waves, so I am still seeing some of the new cool stuff.
    Because these aren't on Blizzard servers....

    The servers for 'AP' users are the same ones they've been using since the Alpha was out and in every other beta.

    Apparently the brewery was open before, but they turned it off because people were exploiting the dungeon finder and getting into the new zone that way with no No Man's Land debuff.
  1. good diu bro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aggression View Post
    lol, learn how beta works dude... Go back so school (google) about beta phase of a game. GL
    Beta doesnt work if you dont report mistakes.
  1. Lynxia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kerag View Post
    Is that a new orc model in the quest icon picture?
    Nope. Still the same old.

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