MMO-Champion - Account-wide Mounts on Beta, Pandaren Voices, Blue Posts
Account-wide Mounts now on Beta
It was announced during the Mists of Pandaria Press Tour that mounts would become account-wide on release or in a patch shortly after. It looks like it will be release after all, and the feature is now available on beta (but heavily bugged).

I present to you, my mage riding my paladin's mount! (Obviously, we have no way to know if this is intended as part of the account-wide mounts)



Pandaren Voices now on Beta
Pandaren Voices are now also partially available on beta. For the moment only a few NPCs will talk to you but it should give you a good idea of where the game is headed for their voices.



Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Teleporting to Mogu'shan Palace
There's an NPC in Dawnblossom (he's the Mogu who looks horribly out of place) that will teleport you to Mogu'shan Palace even if you are a ghost. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Scarlet Monastery Cathedral bug on Beta
Yep, the collision on the cathedral door is indeed totally broken and you can't get to the last boss. We'll fix this as soon as we can, but it might take a beta update or two for the fix to reach you all. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

PvP and bringing the "War" back in World of Warcraft
We're with you on the idea of getting people engaged in PvP again within the world. As I've said previously though, we have to be careful about how we do that. We'll hopefully have more information for you all on what we have planned that will assuage some fears of those who aren't very PvP passionate, while (hopefully) still making PvP compelling for those who do love taking part. (Raises her hand) While we have many players who enjoy PvP, we have a larger contingent that enjoys PvE more. That makes maintaining balance between the concepts a bit more challenging, but we love challenges.

As far as the story goes, we've talked a bit about that and what's coming is twofold. War is coming to Pandaria, which (while it's had its strife in the past) is largely a peaceful region of Azeroth. That's going to change as the Horde and Alliance start stirring up the dust of the past. Beyond what happens in Pandaria, the Horde and Alliance will be at each others' throats once more. We've mentioned it many times before, but we really do feel that the "war" of Warcraft is going to be featured a bit more prominently in the story. It may not necessarily translate to all out chaos in a direct PvP way, but it will definitely be seen playing out in the storyline itself.

Again, we'll try to bring you more information specifically about the PvP end of our plans (more detail of what was heard from the press event) and get everyone caught up to speed on what we hope this will mean going forward. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
This article was originally published in forum thread: Account-wide Mounts on Beta, Pandaren Voices, Blue Posts started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by xicoia View Post
    What about faction mounts?
    I'd guess they will implement barriers for faction/class mounts, this is just the first version, as Boub said, heavily bugged.
  1. muto's Avatar
    I doubt the class specific mounts make it through as account wide, same with professions mounts.
  1. Cernunnos's Avatar
    Class mounts should have a class requirement on them! Just like the Tailoring mounts require tailoring.

    Paladin mounts should require being a paladin.
  1. I change my name a lot's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shon237 View Post
    Wow this is bullcrap!!! Now every DK, mage, druid and all others going to be riding my dang Dreadsteed. Oh well its a good feature but I liked when I was a special flower.
    Woah hold on this is likely a bug, I believe you will be fine still =)
  1. d3v's Avatar
    Hmmm might get me a spectral tiger now ^^
  1. Jin84's Avatar
    Oh, and I wonder if the achievement from completing all World Events carry over.
  1. det's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by theralie View Post
    So this means Account wide mounts so can now Horde use Alliance mounts and Alliance use Horde mounts ?
    I suppose that means it is a bug if that is possible. I don't expect us to use class and faction specific mounts on every too (but it would be sort of awesome )
  1. Kaldriss's Avatar
    reminds me of Iroh. im ok with this
  1. Evisiling's Avatar
    Account Wide mounts is something ive never hoped for, I liked Rare mounts being rare, now im going to have a wasted Phosphorescent Stone Drake as whereas someone else could of had a blast at Aeonaxx, if they go as far as class specific mounts being shared like above with the mage, this may be where I draw the line with WoW.
  1. Bludstorm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cernunnos View Post
    Class mounts should have a class requirement on them! Just like the Tailoring mounts require tailoring.

    Paladin mounts should require being a paladin.
    This will probably be what will happen. All class specific mounts will get a requires <class> conditon and faction mounts will probably get a requires <races of that faction> condition. In any cast It's awesome that they are adding this at launch.
  1. Khraine's Avatar
    I hope the vendor mounts and class mounts are exempt when it hits live. Rare mounts being account bound i'm happy with
  1. Alundra's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Evisiling View Post
    Account Wide mounts is something ive never hoped for, I liked Rare mounts being rare, now im going to have a wasted Phosphorescent Stone Drake as whereas someone else could of had a blast at Aeonaxx, if they go as far as class specific mounts being shared like above with the mage, this may be where I draw the line with WoW.
    They're still rare o_O it just means you'll be able to use your prize mounts on all your characters, I don't see why that would be a bad thing. Also I'm pretty sure the class mounts are bugged at the moment.

    People need to stop treating their alts like they're totally different people from their main xD
  1. Cuitcell's Avatar
    This feature is just what we wanted, but how would a system like that work with, for example; Acheivments and pets?
  1. Evisiling's Avatar
    They're still rare o_O it just means you'll be able to use your prize mounts on all your characters, I don't see why that would be a bad thing. Also I'm pretty sure the class mounts are bugged at the moment.

    People need to stop treating their alts like they're totally different people from their main xD
    But they are o.O and a Mage on a Paladin mount is just silly, I have loved everything Blizzard have done, okay a few things I haven't but I can accept them, but seriously if they go ahead with Class specific mounts being shared e.g Druids riding Chargers, this will make the game feel very cheap.
  1. I change my name a lot's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Evisiling View Post
    But they are o.O and a Mage on a Paladin mount is just silly, I have loved everything Blizzard have done, okay a few things I haven't but I can accept them, but seriously if they go ahead with Class specific mounts being shared e.g Druids riding Chargers, this will make the game feel very cheap.
    Don't worry, It's a bug I'm sure. You will be fine
  1. .Nensec's Avatar
    Yay! Then I can finally ride my zulian tiger the moment I hit level 20 \o/
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    Too bad all my mounts keep getting deleted when I log on the beta time to walk to the pandas.
  1. Runefaust's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Evisiling View Post
    But they are o.O and a Mage on a Paladin mount is just silly, I have loved everything Blizzard have done, okay a few things I haven't but I can accept them, but seriously if they go ahead with Class specific mounts being shared e.g Druids riding Chargers, this will make the game feel very cheap.
    Yeah it has to be a bug, don't get into a rut over it.

    On another note:

    You know - about bringing world pvp back - I think as soon people were unable to PvP in PvE gear, and the two no longer became interchangable, world pvp died. It doesn't matter if the Arena existed or not, but as soon as you make specific pvp gear that you can only obtain THROUGH the arena, with a special pvp only stat that you can only get through pvp gear, world pvp would die off.

    I'm not saying that the previous pvp system was any better. You shouldn't HAVE to PvE for hours on end in order to successfully PvP either, but there has to be a better way. You still have to put in a large time investment to obtain PvP gear through the Arena and Battlegrounds, so why not scratch the gear you can only get through Arena all together. Allow players to obtain gear from world vendors WITHOUT a required rating. Take out resilience, and focus on stat balancing and tuning to make gear obtained through PvE also viable for PvP. Allow for other ways to obtain PvE weapons through non-raiding that would still require a large time sink, and then institute more world objectives, and make it that by holding these objectives for your side (Horde/Alliance) the cost of equipment purchased through honor is cheaper. You would see far more world PvP this way.

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