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Mists Of Pandaria Beta - Build 15640 Mounts
The latest beta patches added a couple of interesting mounts to the game, and I know you guys like mounts! Time for a mini-preview.







MMO-Champion Charity Livestream Marathon
Nik and Kevin have started their charity livestream marathon. They will be leveling a Pandaren Monk from 1 to max level on the beta realm of Mekkatorque while trying to raise money in the name of MMO-Champion for the Save the Children charity started by Athene (Operation Sharecraft).




Join them for their non-stop live stream where all ad revenue raised not only on this weekend but from the whole month will also be donated to the charity (please whitelist the stream). Make sure to join the live chat and be around because whenever Nik or Kevin gain a talent point a giveaway will be done for your chance to win some awesome Razer goodies and WoW TCG loot cards!


Dragon Soul Difficulty Change
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
At the completion of scheduled server maintenance during the week of April 30, the “Power of the Aspects” spell will grow more powerful, reducing the health and damage dealt of all enemies in the Dragon Soul raid by 20%. This spell will grow progressively stronger over time to reduce the difficulty and make the encounters more accessible. The spell will affect both normal and Heroic difficulties, but it will not affect the Raid Finder difficulty.

Don’t need the help of the Dragon Aspects? The spell can be disabled by talking to Lord Afrasastrasz at the beginning of Dragon Soul.

We hope you continue to enjoy Dragon Soul, and that these changes encourage you to attempt a higher difficulty, or just keep pushing to down that next boss.

Annual Pass Beta Invite Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We want to confirm that, at this time, all World of Warcraft Annual Pass subscribers have been invited to the Mists of Pandaria beta test, with two groups of exceptions. One exception group are those who purchased an Annual Pass on or after April 18, and will receive their invite in a future wave. The second exception is a small list of remaining accounts from previous waves that encountered an error, and will be properly flagged for beta access as soon as we can resolve the issue.

If you haven't yet purchased an Annual Pass, you still have time to guarantee your spot in the beta by signing up for a year agreement (link) before the offer expires on April 30. Those taking advantage of the Annual Pass receive Diablo III for free, access to the Mists of Pandaria beta, and the exclusive Tyrael's Charger flying mount for your World of Warcraft characters.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Account-Wide Achievements
Our intent is that most achievement rewards (mounts etc.) should be at the account level. I can't promise that because it's not in and working yet, but that's the intent.

There are probably going to be enough account-level achievement questions that we should put a blog together to explain it all. We'll see if we can find time to do that.

The word 'most' seems prevalent in any discussion involving the account-wide achievements. Is there a specific sort of achievement that should be character-only?
We aren't planning (for now) to have any character only achievements, but there will probably be some account only achievements. These would be things like level a Horde and Alliance character to 90, which wouldn't make sense for one character. Technically, an account-only achievement is different from account-wide, hence the "most." Maybe it's too technical a point to bother with though. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Ranged Weapons in MoP
There are two issues here getting muddled together:

Ranged weapons will have the stat budgets of two-handed weapons. You can treat them as two-handed weapons in most respects. That work hasn't been done yet.

Ranged weapons are not going to be compensated for the loss of stats from no longer having a melee weapon equipped simultaneously. This is because all ranged-weapon slot type things have gone away, so everyone is affected evenly. However, we also want your damage when you log in for the first time to be about the same as it is now, so overall your damage will be compensated in a sense. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

The Daily Blink - Striving to Help Whenever We Can
The Daily Blink can help you with your lost items too!

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Comments 99 Comments
  1. bendak's Avatar
    Vendor sell prices aren't always 1/4 the original cost. Until we get a screenshot of a vendor selling it we won't know for sure.

    I'm gonna set aside 60k for now and add more if needed once we find out the price. I still love my vendor mammoth...will be nice to have updated vendors.
  1. apex1583's Avatar
    The yak mount looks great.
  1. Uselessrouge's Avatar
    http://media.mmo-champion.com/images...avelersyak.jpg


    does not work
  1. Sylf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by caninepawprints View Post
    This is how I feel. I've always loved the wolf mount, and it's the only one Alliance can't get!! On the other hand, I think the only original Alliance mount Horde can't get is the mechanostrider... but who wants that thing anyway??

    Ok, I was wrong. I put it all out in a Word document, and it turns out Alliance can't get two of their mounts whereas Horde can't have four of ours (I went ahead and added Draenei/Blood Elves and Goblins/Worgens to the list).

    Orc – wolf (n/a)
    Troll – raptor (ZG)
    Tauren – kodo (Brewmaster)
    Blood Elf – bird (MGT)
    Undead – skeletal horse (Strath)
    Goblin – car (n/a)

    Night Elf – cat (ZG)
    Human – horse (n/a)
    Draenei – elekk (n/a)
    Dwarf – ram (Brewmaster)
    Gnome – mechanostrider (n/a)
    Worgen – mountain horse (n/a)
    Horde actually got access to atleast 2 or 3/4 If Paladin horses and a Zheevra (It's more or less a horse with horns) So I'd say they only really miss the Elekk and the Mechanostrider.

    The mounts I'm refering to is the ones from the Argent Tournament. One is not attainable anymore tho.
  1. LemonBabby's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sTyLnK View Post
    All that still doesn't/wouldn't make it worth the thousands upon thousands of gold. The WOTLK vendor mount might not be up to date with items, but no one seems to care about the reagents all that junk. They use it for the repair which will be just fine come Mists. If people want food/water, stock up from the closest town/city etc which people currently do. Unless you can buy some pretty cool stuff from it, I think it's a silly gold sink.
    Oh no! God forbid they move the same! Now you'll never be unique looking!

    /sarcasm.

    Stop looking for an excuse to complain.
  1. Muezick's Avatar
    END OF RINE

    DING DONG BANNU









    Sorry, I hope this doesn't offend any one, I'm actually fan of stanley, i just couldn't help it <3
  1. mvallas's Avatar
    Sell price = 5x vendor sale price

    Just checked the math against several factions... the computations hold.

    Grand Expedition Yak
    Vendor Price = 75,000g!
  1. Maxilian's Avatar
    Well guys here you can see that not everybody think the same:

    1-There are a lot of people that like/hate the Yak
    *Well i really like it but it will look much better if the run animation were a little bit slower

    2-The Bird..., yeah oks it have the same skeleton (And that means, the same animations) that the hawkstrider, but well is still cool and now you have more options

    3-The scorpion is .... well a recolored version of the normal scorpion but think about these: Now everybody can get it (The other Scorpion was Horde only) and now it doesnt have a banner on
  1. Runeweaver's Avatar
    Yak! Omg I'm so going to get it and go...
    /cast <Name of Yak Mount>
    /s Appa! Yip-yip!
  1. Alenarien's Avatar
    75k gold for an awesome Yak mount? Challenge accepted.
  1. Sammyspudd's Avatar
    That hawkstrider mount and yak are so badass,
  1. Eleveneleven's Avatar
    Since the Wrath mammoth was really only used for repairs I see no need to spend like 5x what the mammoth cost just for a different look. Others will for the exclusivity or because they really love Yaks but I don't see nearly as many people even caring about this mount since the functionality seems like it will only be marginally better than the mammoth.
  1. Nexsa's Avatar
    The price of the Yak could possibly be a place holder amount. We will not know until beta is done and release hits.
  1. DandierSphinx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sylf View Post
    Horde actually got access to atleast 2 or 3/4 If Paladin horses and a Zheevra (It's more or less a horse with horns) So I'd say they only really miss the Elekk and the Mechanostrider.

    The mounts I'm refering to is the ones from the Argent Tournament. One is not attainable anymore tho.
    Don't forget about the Kara mount and Headless horseman mount, both horses aswel.
    But if You count paladin mount then there is the warlock and DK mounts too.
  1. retpally's Avatar
    Why does the yak run like a frog.... Blizzard.. come on.
    Is it that hard for your animators to look up references?
  1. Narshe's Avatar
    The yack isnt going to scale based off its sell price to a vendor only because it doesnt take into account the rep price decrese when buying it.
  1. boomkings's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Narshe View Post
    The yack isnt going to scale based off its sell price to a vendor only because it doesnt take into account the rep price decrese when buying it.
    Sure take off 3 k mb less of initial price, and there you go.
  1. Snes's Avatar
    Horde: ALLIANCE NEED TO STFU ABOUT BEING SCREWED OVER IN LORE
    *Amber Scorpion mount previewed, unknown source (could easily be from Horde faction)*
    Horde: OMFG THIS IS SO UNFAIR
  1. TrueProphecy22's Avatar
    They're not even trying to create mounts we don't sit inside anymore.
  1. SinR's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Snes View Post
    Horde: ALLIANCE NEED TO STFU ABOUT BEING SCREWED OVER IN LORE
    *Amber Scorpion mount previewed, unknown source (could easily be from Horde faction)*
    Horde: OMFG THIS IS SO UNFAIR
    my thoughts exactly

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