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Dungeon Preview - Updated Mogu'shan Palace (Build 15589)
Mogu'shan Palace is one of the new dungeons introduced in Mists of Pandaria, you might remember it from our first wave of dungeon previews. As you can see, Blizzard made a lot of progress and the dungeon is starting to look really good.

This is still a work in progress and it will look even better when it hits the beta servers!







Stormstout Brewery Introduction Quest
In this quest chain you first meet Chen Stormstout soon after entering Valley of the Four Winds for the first time. You help him through several of the quest hubs, brewing beer many times.

Eventually he will take that beer to the doors of Stormstout Brewery, his ancestral home, only to find that it has been overrun. You then play as Chen Stormstout, killing your way through part of the brewery and attempting to talk to Uncle Gao, who doesn't seem to be all there.



Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Respec on Beta
Either in the next beta build or the one after that, you will be able to speak to your appropriate class trainer and they can unspec, unglyph or untalent you for a small fee. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Druid (Forums)
Feral Incarnation Models
There will be art for the cat, bear and moonkin form of Incarnation, but they will likely be adjustments (such as armor perhaps) to the existing forms, not brand new models. Hopefully we'll have something we can show you in a couple of weeks. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Hunter (Forums)
Reverting Black Arrow back to its 4.3 Design
That does bring up a good question. Mainly regarding Serpent Spread. It appears that Black Arrow with the cast time, direct damage, and AoE components all added replaced Serpent Spread (was removed entirely.)

With the revert in Black Arrow's design, will we see Serpent Spread return or will Black Arrow retain its AoE damage and direct damage but be instant cast?

We would re-implement Serpent Spread. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Monk (Forums)
Monk Changes in Beta
  • We're thinking that Jab and Expel Harm saw a bit too much increase to mana last patch, and we’re going to reduce them somewhat.
  • We’ve increased the mana gain from Cherry Mana Tea. This spell will change whenever we tune mana and healing numbers, which has been happening a lot lately.
  • We've changed the number of serpent statues you can have out at once from 2 to 1. However, while in Stance of the Wise Serpent, you now have Eminence on yourself, causing half of your damage to be healing to nearby targets. This will allow “melee healing” monks to heal through dealing damage without having their statue down. The statue is intended to be more of a “cooldown” you use on tough fights, not similar to a totem you plop down.
  • We’re going to try having Renewing Mists also generate Chi (along with Surging Mist and Soothing Mists) when you cast it. The bug with Renewing Mists not showing up on raid/party frames should also be fixed in an upcoming build.
  • We’re getting rid of Jasmine Force Tea because we felt it was confusing to convert Mana to Chi, then Chi back to Mana with Cherry Mana Tea.
  • We’re going to make Surging Mist require a target rather than being a cast-time smart heal. The reason why it was originally a smart heal without requiring a target was to let you build up a stack of Vital Mists by using Jab, then cast an instant Surging Mist without having to change your target. We think the right place for the original Surging Mist smart heal is via a glyph.
  • One issue we’re concerned with is Surging Mist and Renewing Mists generating Chi, making it harder for you to burn down your Chi. We’re likely going to add another high Chi ability, and/or adjust talents so you can have some choice.
  • We like how Chi Wave bounces from friends and enemies, because the whole theme of the monk healer is weaving damage and healing together. If Chi Wave was a pure heal, it would break away from that theme.
  • With regard to feedback on these subjects, what we're really looking for is playing as a DPS healer (as opposed to the traditional "pure healing" playstyle), or perhaps a mix of the two. We want both the traditional and dps-to-heal to be viable and fun.

The Daily Blink - If You Don’t Get It, It’s Probably for the Best
The Daily Blink notes a change in Ji Firepaw's dialogue.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Updated Mogu'shan Palace Preview, Stormstout Brewery Into Quest, Blue Posts started by chaud View original post
Comments 132 Comments
  1. Nausicäa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aleom View Post
    Perhaps some clarification is in order on the Daily Blink comic?
    Does anyone have Ji Firepaw's Original text or can post it here? It's hard to judge if something is offensive to me if other people think they can make that decision on my behalf.
    The original test was: "You are some kind of gorgeous aren't you?"

    changed to: "You seem poised and ready"

    Things were blown out of proportion by incridibly overly PC people.

    The funny thing (to me) is that he even said the same thing to male characters! XD
  1. Grumar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Suggs View Post
    Nope, the only thing thats immature is those that find it funny seems as its aimed at that level.
    what is not funny about how overly sensitive people are? what's even funnier is how people get more upset over some stupid npcs "sexist" text but are completely okay with garroshs blatant racism.
  1. Alenarien's Avatar
    Not quite getting the Daily Blink really given that all we've seen from the Ji Firepaw affair is Blizzard's double standards when it comes to removing potentially offensive/sexist dialogue from characters such as Ji when it pertains to women, but keeping it in the game when it pertains to men, such as with Snurk Bucksquick; "Hey there cutie, you looking for a ride to Grom'gol? I hear it gets might steamy down in those jungles, maybe I could join you for a short vacation, show you a real jungle cat", whereas to female characters she complains about her brother.

    An embarrassing affair for Blizzard, but I kinda get Daily Blink's point, were the complaints actually stemming from offence rather than "Hey Blizzard, how's those double standards treating you?"

    Great looking instances/raids though, always quite surprising what this game's engine can muster.
  1. SinR's Avatar
    Daily Blink made me laugh. one or two people get offended at an NPC in a game and Blizzard caves in. Hey, I'm a Christian and think Warlocks are evil and I am deeply offended. How about we get rid of them too?
  1. Spellweaver's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aleom View Post
    Perhaps some clarification is in order on the Daily Blink comic?
    Does anyone have Ji Firepaw's Original text or can post it here? It's hard to judge if something is offensive to me if other people think they can make that decision on my behalf.

    That's the original text of what Ji Firepaw says to female pandaren.
  1. SinR's Avatar
    Also, for people not getting it, Ji Firepaw's original text: http://i.imgur.com/Uk1Tr.jpg
  1. kko182's Avatar
    now that i have the back story, i really like the comic. sometimes people have absolutely no appreciation for artistic license. be offended if you want, no one is saying you don't have the right to be, but take it out on Jai, he's the one that's inexplicably attracted to girls.
  1. Syridian's Avatar
    Power to the Daily Blink for making the right call. Anyone ''offended'' by an animated NPC paying their avatar a compliment is no one worth knowing.
  1. Blightarrow's Avatar
    Really glad about the blackarrow revert, wasnt liking the new version of it.
  1. Twilight Cultist's Avatar
    The argument makes my brain hurt. How is this sexist on blizzard's part? The character, yes, but not the artist who created it. It is the same as getting mad at someone who makes a movie about WWII and then people start getting offended because Nazi's are in the movie. Depending on your individual beliefs you may like or dislike the characters in both scenarios, but that is their purpose. Ji added realism into the game, because in the real world, there are some people who may be a little more flirtatious than others and behavior changes depending on who the are talking to. Seriously I really hate people sometimes. People who complained about this are either over sensitive or love to start drama.....
  1. frogger237's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alenarien View Post
    Not quite getting the Daily Blink really given that all we've seen from the Ji Firepaw affair is Blizzard's double standards when it comes to removing potentially offensive/sexist dialogue from characters such as Ji when it pertains to women, but keeping it in the game when it pertains to men, such as with Snurk Bucksquick; "Hey there cutie, you looking for a ride to Grom'gol? I hear it gets might steamy down in those jungles, maybe I could join you for a short vacation, show you a real jungle cat", whereas to female characters she complains about her brother.

    An embarrassing affair for Blizzard, but I kinda get Daily Blink's point, were the complaints actually stemming from offence rather than "Hey Blizzard, how's those double standards treating you?"

    Great looking instances/raids though, always quite surprising what this game's engine can muster.
    ^Exactly this, the funny thing is the Op of the original complaint refused to even acknowledge this until like 13 days after her original post and what she said was,
    " Where to start on the idea of why Ji is different in so many ways from the goblin NPC.
    Well, first of all - it's a lot easier for me to notice and feel uncomfortable by what a guy is saying than a woman, though I have been around women that have made me feel uncomfortable, societally it's just not the same. Women do not pose the same societal threat to me mentally or physically that men do most times. "

    Basically she is scared of men and if afraid Ji was going to rape or stalk her.(or she just wanted to get famous and get more links to her blog)
  1. CanDellJack's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xebu View Post
    This post makes the Daily Blink even more hilarious and accurate than it already is XD
    You're wrong.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Thanks for the Mogu'shan Palace video! It's pretty neat getting to view the differences between iterations as the beta progresses.
  1. F-Minus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zatheyll View Post
    A lot of the controversy mainly stemmed from this article on WoW Insider:
    http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/04/03/wh...world-of-warc/
    That article is blowing in the wind so hard, people making problems where there is none.
  1. Araielle's Avatar
    Ok, EPIC Daily Blink lol

    I just think there are too many feminist out there, measuring every word and every look... If we really aim for equality we have to change our minds from machism-feminism to human beings.
    And by the way, men and women, we're actually different, we should asume that too. None better, none worst, just different.
  1. F-Minus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by frogger237 View Post

    Basically she is scared of men and if afraid Ji was going to rape or stalk her.(or she just wanted to get famous and get more links to her blog)
    And Popeye will come and force feed her spinach!
  1. Aberration's Avatar
    Daily Brink always gets me to chuckle.
  1. Wolfie of Medivh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gilderoy View Post
    The Daily Blink article really isn't funny and, in fact, is pretty sexist if you have any consideration of why it was changed...
    It was, but the responses on both sides have gone well past reasonable - as demonstrated by the comic.
  1. Howard Moon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Twilight Cultist View Post
    How is this sexist on blizzard's part?
    It isn't. Some people just like to claim feeling offended at insignificant things because then there is a chance they will be treated like special snowflakes.
  1. Yuuki Asuna's Avatar
    The dungeon is starting to look really nice!

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