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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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  1. Ryme'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
    Actually, the horde haven't complained, so...
  1. Jayeos's Avatar
    75k for the Yak? looks like I got some saving up to start on.
  1. SinR's Avatar
    You know what would be funny? if Yak was the 5.0 guild mount. Requires exalted with your guild, a level 30 guild, and ~60k gold
  1. Racetrack's Avatar
    All those boxes on the Yak ... could they be to access your bank while mounted?
  1. Alenarien's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    You know what would be funny? if Yak was the 5.0 guild mount. Requires exalted with your guild, a level 30 guild, and ~60k gold
    There would be no words to describe my rage.
  1. Azrile's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryme View Post
    Actually, the horde haven't complained, so...
    I never understood players ´grouping´ other players together... there are about um.. 6M horde players out there. To think that they are ´different´ as a whole than the alliance players is just stupid. Same thing with classes...

    No matter what decision Blizzard makes, some immature players will complain. It has nothing to do with which faction, race or class they play.
  1. Sargerus's Avatar
    Crane = Pandaren's Mount?
  1. Kaleredar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by RevanSparda View Post
    Crane = Pandaren's Mount?
    No, I believe the pandaren mounts are the dragon turtles. Doesn't make much sense to give a level 20 pandaren a flying mount, now does it?

    Now, as for the scorpion, the presence of "amber" in its name gives me the impression that it will be an archaeology mount.
  1. Ryme's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Azrile View Post
    I never understood players ´grouping´ other players together... there are about um.. 6M horde players out there. To think that they are ´different´ as a whole than the alliance players is just stupid. Same thing with classes...

    No matter what decision Blizzard makes, some immature players will complain. It has nothing to do with which faction, race or class they play.
    I was referring to this thread... But sure, I agree with your sentiment.
  1. Fahrenheit's Avatar
    Digging the Scorp mount. Will be my go to BG mount. Hopefully Alliance can get it.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    A scorpion that doesn't display my guild's awful banner -- yay! And that Grand Expedition Yak... oh my word... so huge, but do want!
  1. Exoticazz's Avatar
    Does anyone know if account wide achievements and pets and such mean battle net account or just wow account, since i have 2 accounts and wonder if both will get it because they are under same battlenet account, or just only share among the ones on one wow account ?
  1. Raeion's Avatar
    Best daily blink ever ! Loved it sooo much
  1. chaosdude's Avatar
    there better be some lion mount since alliance is gonna be able to use scorpions
  1. Soulfighter101's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chaosdude View Post
    there better be some lion mount since alliance is gonna be able to use scorpions
    Take it, I'd make that trade for that beautiful scorpion in a heart beat. Then again, I'd also like being able to ride a wolf. Then I could pretend I was riding one of my failed druid brethren who got trapped in wolf form.

    On topic however, nice daily blink. I'm hoping I can farm enough gold in the first month or so of launch to buy the yak/jc mount and earn enough leftover to buy any rep mounts I'll need to grind for. I don't want to have to be like in cata, waiting a year after launch to have enough gold to finally get that sandstone drake.
  1. pandaxpress1's Avatar
    Wow can't wait to get that Yak mount! Looks pretty nice. I've saved tons of gold from Cata so I'm sure cost won't be an issue. Is this available to get on the beta yet... where's the vendor?
  1. Zokten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Adrim View Post
    In Wrath, doing For the Alliance/Horde took planning, false raids, double agents, monitoring Trade...it was a lot of fun on balanced population servers. In Cata is pretty much a game of exploits when factions can wholesale teleport into each others throne rooms and kill the king before anyone else can even react..
    You must have been on one unique server.....because on many servers I play on wasn't anything like that in wrath.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Exoticazz View Post
    Does anyone know if account wide achievements and pets and such mean battle net account or just wow account, since i have 2 accounts and wonder if both will get it because they are under same battlenet account, or just only share among the ones on one wow account ?
    Some items and pets are stated as being bound to your battle.net account, but otherwise I'd imagine they meant specific to the wow account.
  1. Tony the Murloc's Avatar
    A - Just give me an invisible mount. Who really gives a shit what it looks like as long as it gets from point A to point B.
    B - Make Have Group will Travel summoning stones.

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