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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. Limstella's Avatar
    Wow just isn't what it use to be, mind i started kinda late mid WOTLK, but i enjoyed myself leveling, learning how to do things. Hitting 80 being able to gear myself at a decent speed. I enjoyed ICC it was fun yet not to challenging. The when Cata came I bought the special edition thinking like oh this going to to be fun. Hit 85 in less than 5 days...then the hell begins....2hr heroics, less than acceptable gear raiding almost impossible for 2 months in a non hardcore guild. Nothing to do but waist my time on archeology. Quit for a month, play League of legends, come back..do a few uninteresting raids that still people are bad at. Molten core comes out hurray i actually did the hylas quests im ahead of the game....month of doing boring quests and raids barely can down anything. I'm done.....Hear about pandas....Nope never coming back... hear about pokemon...nope never coming back....hear about the dragonflight losing there powers....what the hell is wrong with you blizzard never coming back....hear about Tyreal mount....I want the stupid pet nope sorry you arent getting a years worth out of me......hear about 6 talent points......wha tha hell?..........I'm sorry but 6 talent points really blizzard...I dont give a crap about your reasons for doing it it stupid and pathetic you really thing its going to be more diverse no 6 spell you can choose from onyl six will be just right per spec your jsut lazy and dont want to have to make adjustment to 80 talents of even 40. Im sorry but enjoy looking though that talents to decide whats best for me...oh six wow looks like only these 6 spells will truly be usuful... sorry the 6 talent points were my last straw. Those who continue to follow blizzard you are nothing but sheep that follow what ever blizzard tells you. There are far more interesting mmos out there, dont give blizzard any more money for the crap they are giving us.
  1. SadistiK's Avatar
    Keep Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Achievment. Oh Blizzard
  1. dwandurr's Avatar
    The zone looks good. Yeh i know it's a nagrand meets arathi highlands zone but i dont care, nagrand was the best zone graphically theyve ever made so im ok with that, sure beats deepholm and twilight borelands.
  1. Youngamerican's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Limstella View Post
    Wow just isn't what it use to be, mind i started kinda late mid WOTLK, but i enjoyed myself leveling, learning how to do things. Hitting 80 being able to gear myself at a decent speed. I enjoyed ICC it was fun yet not to challenging. The when Cata came I bought the special edition thinking like oh this going to to be fun. Hit 85 in less than 5 days...then the hell begins....2hr heroics, less than acceptable gear raiding almost impossible for 2 months in a non hardcore guild. Nothing to do but waist my time on archeology. Quit for a month, play League of legends, come back..do a few uninteresting raids that still people are bad at. Molten core comes out hurray i actually did the hylas quests im ahead of the game....month of doing boring quests and raids barely can down anything. I'm done.....Hear about pandas....Nope never coming back... hear about pokemon...nope never coming back....hear about the dragonflight losing there powers....what the hell is wrong with you blizzard never coming back....hear about Tyreal mount....I want the stupid pet nope sorry you arent getting a years worth out of me......hear about 6 talent points......wha tha hell?..........I'm sorry but 6 talent points really blizzard...I dont give a crap about your reasons for doing it it stupid and pathetic you really thing its going to be more diverse no 6 spell you can choose from onyl six will be just right per spec your jsut lazy and dont want to have to make adjustment to 80 talents of even 40. Im sorry but enjoy looking though that talents to decide whats best for me...oh six wow looks like only these 6 spells will truly be usuful... sorry the 6 talent points were my last straw. Those who continue to follow blizzard you are nothing but sheep that follow what ever blizzard tells you. There are far more interesting mmos out there, dont give blizzard any more money for the crap they are giving us.

    hopefully some day you'll look back and think "man i was ignorant at that age"


    if you think you could balance 40 separate tiers of 3 choices of talents AND keep each talent interesting and not just fluff, you should be working for NASA or something. Or you need your head examined.

    right now with 6 talent tiers of 3 choices they have 3^6 = 729 different ways to spec your talents

    if they have 40 talent points that you want.. that would mean 40 rows of 3 choices...

    so you're asking for 3^40 = 12,157,665,459,056,928,801 different ways to spec your character, that is impossible to balance (obviously).

    i really hope i dont have to explain any further why your problem with "too few talent points" is ridiculous

    also think about this. they have to consider future expansions. Say in the lvl 90-95 expansion they add another tier. That's 3^7 = 2187 different possible talent specs they have to try to balance.

    Personally i don't believe they'll even be able to pull that off and will have to redo talents again somehow.

    Anyway, i guess what im sayin is, think before you post, or read a book or something.

    edit: btw that's 729 possible talent specs PER CLASS... and they have to balance 11 classes somehow, that's 8019 talent specs in the entire game, shit like that doesn't get handled overnight,
  1. dwandurr's Avatar
    I agree wholeheartedly with the last poster, if anything the new talent changes are finally a way for us all to break free from cookie cutter specs. Finally no more omg noob you're not 31 x x you're terrible.
  1. Ickabob's Avatar
    I get a kick of the field hand. <NEEDS HOE OR RAKE>
  1. Alianthos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Limstella View Post
    Wow just isn't what it use to be, mind i started kinda late mid WOTLK, but i enjoyed myself leveling, learning how to do things. Hitting 80 being able to gear myself at a decent speed. I enjoyed ICC it was fun yet not to challenging. The when Cata came I bought the special edition thinking like oh this going to to be fun. Hit 85 in less than 5 days...then the hell begins....2hr heroics, less than acceptable gear raiding almost impossible for 2 months in a non hardcore guild. Nothing to do but waist my time on archeology. Quit for a month, play League of legends, come back..do a few uninteresting raids that still people are bad at. Molten core comes out hurray i actually did the hylas quests im ahead of the game....month of doing boring quests and raids barely can down anything. I'm done.....Hear about pandas....Nope never coming back... hear about pokemon...nope never coming back....hear about the dragonflight losing there powers....what the hell is wrong with you blizzard never coming back....hear about Tyreal mount....I want the stupid pet nope sorry you arent getting a years worth out of me......hear about 6 talent points......wha tha hell?..........I'm sorry but 6 talent points really blizzard...I dont give a crap about your reasons for doing it it stupid and pathetic you really thing its going to be more diverse no 6 spell you can choose from onyl six will be just right per spec your jsut lazy and dont want to have to make adjustment to 80 talents of even 40. Im sorry but enjoy looking though that talents to decide whats best for me...oh six wow looks like only these 6 spells will truly be usuful... sorry the 6 talent points were my last straw. Those who continue to follow blizzard you are nothing but sheep that follow what ever blizzard tells you. There are far more interesting mmos out there, dont give blizzard any more money for the crap they are giving us.
    What a shameful post. I'm not even biased since i quit Wow 1 year ago so i CBA, but really ? You seem to hate this game since early Cata, literally everything you mention post-WOTLK is bad in your opinion. Then you ask people to stop beeing sheeps and follow Blizzard ? Son, if Wow has +8m suscribers still its for a good reason : because Wow is a damm good game. Have your opinions, yes, but dont try to shove them into other people's throat.


    ...

    Wtf am i talking about anyways ? This is the internet...
  1. Volcanus9's Avatar
    *edit for posting in wrong section*
  1. Wayne25uk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by wariofan1 View Post
    Firstly, if you're reffering to the dungeon, it's the normal version of it in Beta, what would you expect? If you're talking about quests, well, you know what happened to secret hidden quests? They never existed. Aslong as there's internet nothing is secret or hidden. I prefer funny and straightforward questing over clueless questing where I have to find some old man's wife. There never was any challenge in questing aslong as sites like Wowhead and Thotbot existed, and if you didn't use those sites all the quests were like 'Kill 30 of these guys' anyways. There never were any bragging rights (bragging is for scumbags btw) about quests, those always resided in raids and achievements. Also, I don't think Blizzard cares about their reputation with the ''Wayne25uk'' clan.
    Of course they care you tool,where do you think they buy their Nerf bats from? It certainly isnt cheap to make those things,and ever since i started making ban hammers they always come to me,so if they want good deals they better keep that rep up boyo!
  1. MasterOfKnees's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Limstella View Post
    Wow just isn't what it use to be, mind i started kinda late mid WOTLK, but i enjoyed myself leveling, learning how to do things. Hitting 80 being able to gear myself at a decent speed. I enjoyed ICC it was fun yet not to challenging. The when Cata came I bought the special edition thinking like oh this going to to be fun. Hit 85 in less than 5 days...then the hell begins....2hr heroics, less than acceptable gear raiding almost impossible for 2 months in a non hardcore guild. Nothing to do but waist my time on archeology. Quit for a month, play League of legends, come back..do a few uninteresting raids that still people are bad at. Molten core comes out hurray i actually did the hylas quests im ahead of the game....month of doing boring quests and raids barely can down anything. I'm done.....Hear about pandas....Nope never coming back... hear about pokemon...nope never coming back....hear about the dragonflight losing there powers....what the hell is wrong with you blizzard never coming back....hear about Tyreal mount....I want the stupid pet nope sorry you arent getting a years worth out of me......hear about 6 talent points......wha tha hell?..........I'm sorry but 6 talent points really blizzard...I dont give a crap about your reasons for doing it it stupid and pathetic you really thing its going to be more diverse no 6 spell you can choose from onyl six will be just right per spec your jsut lazy and dont want to have to make adjustment to 80 talents of even 40. Im sorry but enjoy looking though that talents to decide whats best for me...oh six wow looks like only these 6 spells will truly be usuful... sorry the 6 talent points were my last straw. Those who continue to follow blizzard you are nothing but sheep that follow what ever blizzard tells you. There are far more interesting mmos out there, dont give blizzard any more money for the crap they are giving us.
    Now I know why the term 'Wrath baby' was invented. I hate the term myself, but oh god what a stupid post.
  1. King Ragewing's Avatar
    Valley of the four winds reminds me of Wind Waker... in a good way
  1. jimmz's Avatar
    I hope mop is being released in the summer
  1. Tybudd33's Avatar
    Even though I'm one of the Peeps (idiots) that purchased Carbonite addon when you were forced to do so if you wanted all the features, if Blizzards keeps up the awesome questing additions it won't be needed.
  1. Minaru's Avatar
    looks cool
  1. brainmonk's Avatar
    I gave them the idea of map quest locators ! Verry glad they took the idea... makes me feel like im a part of it more now
    Gonna be verry nice for new players mostly ... back in the day we wasted hours searching crap on wowhead also if you abandon your quests, you can find them now easy ... FTW Blizzard for that !

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