MMO-Champion - Justice Gear Hotfix, Mogu'shan Vaults and Season 12, Pet Battle Hotfixes, MoP Event
Faction Justice Gear Reputation Requirements Hotfix
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We've just applied a hotfix that removes the faction requirements for Justice gear.

Shado-Pan and August Celestial factions will no longer require Golden Lotus faction to purchase this gear. This will allow players who have reached level 90 to have additional sources of item level (ilevel) 450 gear to progress into the Dungeon Finder Heroic dungeons more readily.

Players who are looking to purchase this gear should seek out the following vendors:

Townlong Steppes:

Vale of Eternal Blossoms:

Dread Wastes:

Reminder: Mogu'shan Vaults Raid Opens This Week
Don't forget that Normal difficulty Mogu'shan Vaults is opening this week! Heroic and Raid Finder difficulty will open next week.




Level Type Spec Slot Name
489NeckTankNeck Beads of the Mogu'shi
489ClothSpell SpiritLegs Jade Dust Leggings
489BackSpell SpiritBack Cape of Three Lanterns
489ClothSpell DPSWaist Ruby-Linked Girdle
489ClothSpell DPSHands Claws of Amethyst
489LeatherSpell SpiritWaist Stonebound Cinch
489LeatherPhysical DPSLegs Stoneflesh Leggings
489MailSpell SpiritHead Sixteen-Fanged Crown
489MailPhysical DPSChest Stonefang Chestguard
489MailPhysical DPSWrists Stonemaw Armguards
489PlateTankWaist Star-Stealer Waistguard
489PlateMeleeFeet Jasper Clawfeet
489PlateSpell DPSFeet Heavenly Jade Greatboots
489DaggerPhysical DPSOne Hand Dagger of the Seven Stars
Level Type Spec Slot Name
489FingerSpell SpiritFinger Feng's Ring of Dreams
489Off HandSpell SpiritHeld In Off-hand Fan of Fiery Winds
489FingerPhysical DPSFinger Feng's Seal of Binding
489NeckSpell DPSNeck Amulet of Seven Curses
489BackMeleeBack Cloak of Peacock Feathers
489BackPhysical DPSBack Arrow Breaking Windcloak
489ClothSpell DPSChest Imperial Ghostbinder's Robes
489LeatherSpell SpiritHead Hood of Cursed Dreams
489LeatherPhysical DPSWaist Tomb Raider's Girdle
489MailSpell SpiritWaist Chain of Shadow
489MailPhysical DPSFeet Wildfire Worldwalkers
489PlateTankWrists Bracers of Six Oxen
489PlateMeleeHead Nullification Greathelm
489PlateSpell SpiritLegs Legplates of Sagacious Shadows
Level Type Spec Slot Name
489NeckMeleeNeck Soulgrasp Choker
489FingerSpell SpiritFinger Circuit of the Frail Soul
489ClothSpell SpiritFeet Sandals of the Severed Soul
489ClothSpell DPSShoulders Shadowsummoner Spaulders
489LeatherSpell SpiritShoulders Spaulders of the Divided Mind
489LeatherPhysical DPSShoulders Netherrealm Shoulderpads
489MailSpell SpiritLegs Leggings of Imprisoned Will
489MailPhysical DPSWaist Fetters of Death
489PlateTankFeet Sollerets of Spirit Splitting
489PlateMeleeWrists Bonded Soul Bracers
489PlateSpell SpiritWrists Bindings of Ancient Spirits
489ShieldSpell SpiritOff Hand Eye of the Ancient Spirit
489Fist WeaponPhysical DPSOne Hand Gara'kal, Fist of the Spiritbinder
Level Type Spec Slot Name
489NeckSpell SpiritNeck Zian's Choker of Coalesced Shadow
489NeckPhysical DPSNeck Amulet of the Hidden Kings
489ClothSpell SpiritHead Hood of Blind Eyes
489BackPhysical DPSBack Arrow Breaking Windcloak
489ClothSpell DPSHands Undying Shadow Grips
489BackSpell DPSBack Mindshard Drape
489LeatherSpell SpiritWrists Bracers of Dark Thoughts
489LeatherPhysical DPSWrists Bracers of Violent Meditation
489MailPhysical DPSLegs Subetai's Pillaging Leggings
489MailSpell DPSFeet Meng's Treads of Insanity
489PlateTankShoulders Shoulderguards of the Unflanked
489PlateMeleeChest Breastplate of the Kings' Guard
489PlateSpell SpiritWaist Girdle of Delirious Visions
489ShieldTankOff Hand Steelskin, Qiang's Impervious Shield
489PolearmPhysical DPSTwo Hand Screaming Tiger, Qiang's Unbreakable Polearm
Level Type Spec Slot Name
489TrinketTrinket Vial of Dragon's Blood
489TrinketTrinket Bottle of Infinite Stars
489TrinketTrinket Light of the Cosmos
489FingerTankFinger Band of Bursting Novas
489ClothSpell SpiritWaist Galaxyfire Girdle
489ClothSpell DPSWaist Orbital Belt
489LeatherSpell SpiritFeet Phasewalker Striders
489LeatherPhysical DPSChest Chestguard of Total Annihilation
489MailSpell SpiritShoulders Shoulders of Empyreal Focus
489PlateMeleeHands Starcrusher Gauntlets
489PlateSpell SpiritHead Crown of Keening Stars
489One-handed AxeMeleeOne Hand Elegion, the Fanged Crescent
489Two-handed SwordMeleeTwo Hand Starshatter
489WandSpell DPSRanged Torch of the Celestial Spark
Level Type Spec Slot Name
489TrinketTrinket Lei Shin's Final Orders
489TrinketSpell SpiritTrinket Qin-xi's Polarizing Seal
489NeckSpell DPSNeck Worldwaker Cachabon
489ClothSpell DPSHead Hood of Focused Energy
489LeatherSpell SpiritLegs Magnetized Leggings
489LeatherPhysical DPSHead Crown of Opportunistic Strikes
489MailPhysical DPSHands Grips of Terra Cotta
489PlateTankChest Chestguard of Eternal Vigilance
489PlateMeleeLegs Jang-xi's Devastating Legplates
489PlateSpell SpiritShoulders Spaulders of the Emperor's Rage
489BowPhysical DPSRanged Fang Kung, Spark of Titans
489One-handed MaceSpell SpiritMain Hand Tihan, Scepter of the Sleeping Emperor


PvP Season 12 Begins October 2!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Prepare yourselves for battle as the bloody struggle between the Horde and the Alliance continues on Pandaria’s shores!

The first PvP season of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria begins tomorrow, October 2! Once realms have come back up from scheduled maintenance, Matchmaking (MMR), Team, and Personal Ratings will be reset and players will able to compete in level-90 Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds for the best PvP gear, items, and titles.

Pet Battles - Hotfixes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
As Mists of Pandaria continues to unravel its mysteries, there are bound to be a few bugs that crop up from time to time and we’re working diligently on getting each one addressed. For the pet battlers among you, here are some of the hotfixes we’ve recently applied to the game:

  • A bug has been fixed that caused turn inputs to sometimes be skipped, causing only one pet to take action that turn
  • Conceding in a random PVP Pet Battle should now count as a loss
  • State-dependent abilities should no longer have their effects reversed (example: Maul should correctly require that the target be Bleeding)

Full balance change-list that was applied during the recent hotfixes:
  • Build Turret: Cooldown increased by 1 round
  • Tidal Wave, Magma Wave: Damage increased 40%
  • Scorched Earth: Initial damage increased 66%
  • Call Blizzard: Damage increased 66%
  • Sunlight: Damage increased 100%
  • Sandstorm: Damage increased 66%
  • Call Darkness: Damage increased 100%
  • Illuminate: Damage increased 100%
  • Arcane Storm: Damage per pet increased 60%
  • Moonfire: Damage increased 150%
  • Call Lightning: Damage increased 150%
  • Cleansing Rain: Healing increased 60%
  • Dive/Devastate/Proto-Stike/Lift-Off/Heroic Leap/Meteor Strike/Launch: Damage increased 17%
  • Howl: Duration increased to 2 rounds, cooldown increased to 3 rounds
  • Horn Attack: Damage increased 47%
  • Crouch/Staggered Steps: Cooldown reduced by 1 rounds
  • Extra Plating: Duration and cooldown increased by 1 round
  • Perk Up: Healing increased 40%
  • Swarm/Stampede/Zergling Rush/Flock: Damage increased 12.5%
  • Quake: Damage increased 20%, cooldown reduced 1 round
  • Tympanic Tantrum: Damge increased 40%, cooldown increased 1 round
  • Bleat: Cooldown reduced 1 round
  • Ancient Blessing: Healing increased 40%
  • Crystal Overload: Damage to self reduced 37.5%
  • Conflagrate: Base and bonus damage increased 25%
  • Plant: Healing per turn increased 20%
  • Inspiring Song: Healing per pet increased 20%
  • Coocoon strike: Cooldown reduced 1 round
  • Squawk: Cooldown removed
  • Cyclone: Damage per pet increased 40%
  • Whirlwind: Damage per pet increased 10%
  • Focus: Duration increased 2 rounds
  • Surge of Light: Base damage increased 25%
  • Perfumed Arrow: Damage increased 10%
  • Aged Yolk/Eggnog/Sear Magic: Cooldown reduced 1 round
  • Lock-On: Damage reduced 10%
  • Wind-Up: Damage increased 12.5%
  • Rabid Strike: Damage increased 30%
  • Bonestorm: Cooldown reduced 1 round

In addition, we’re investigating a possible issue with traps not upgrading and will get it resolved as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your continued feedback and bug reports. We appreciate your enthusiasm for this new feature, as well as the time you’ve taken to discuss the Pet Battle system!

Mists of Pandaria Launch Event
Curse was able to make it out to the Irvine launch event and speak with a few of the fans there.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Justice Gear Hotfix, Mogu'shan Vaults and Season 12, Pet Battle Hotfixes, MoP Event started by chaud View original post
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  1. Alltat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by suokki View Post
    Once again, Blizzard has made things easier for those people who just don't have the attitude and spirit to get their stuff from Heroic instances to be ready for raiding, before they go live.
    You're missing the point. People don't want the JP gear to raid in. People want the JP gear to run heroics in, so that they there can get their gear for raiding. Farming reputation has nothing to do with "attitude" or "spirit". It's just boring. Especially when you do it on alt number five. As has been pointed out, the people who were 15-20 when WoW came out are now closing in on 25-30, and have families and lives outside the game. Meaning limited time to play. Meaning we'd rather spend that time doing the fun stuff - dungeons and raids - and not endlessly grinding reputation from daily quests just to be allowed to start doing the fun stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by suokki View Post
    You didn't do these things in Vanilla, why would you do them now?
    There was no Pandaria in vanilla. There were no raids beyond Naxxramas. There were no levels beyond 60. There were no guild levels, no dual specs, no monks or death knights, no goblins or blood elves, no guild banks, no alchemy specializations, no flying mounts, no glyphs, and no arenas. In early vanilla there were no PvP rewards, no battlegrounds, and no raids smaller than 40 people. Why add them now?
  1. Yunru's Avatar
    Build Turret: Cooldown increased by 1 round --- i hate that nerf--had to lvl a new pet because of it too beat some other trainer.
  1. ironfists's Avatar
    Good thing they did that, by the time i would have been finished grinding rep, i would be raiding
  1. MacHaggis's Avatar
    Removing the rep requirement makes sense. Currently it's less time consuming to run heroics and get HIGHER level gear than spending loads of time grinding faction rep to get entry-level gear.
  1. Sanji's Avatar
    OH MY GOD LOOK AT THE AMOUNT OF HOT GURLS IN THE CURSE VID oO man fk my country im going to california!
  1. lokithor's Avatar
    Hopefully the four bugged quests I've found today get fixed in this patch. the Golden Lotus one especially.
  1. Bauwagast's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lokithor View Post
    Hopefully the four bugged quests I've found today get fixed in this patch. the Golden Lotus one especially.
    Amen to that, but it seems that it wasn't so. Leven Dawnsomething still refuses to appear so you can turn in quests to him, for at least 2 quests atm. It feels silly.

    And /gasp at a certain blood elf dk.
  1. Bahska's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alltat View Post
    Farming reputation has nothing to do with "attitude" or "spirit". It's just boring.
    That's not why they changed this however. They changed it because with the reputation gate jp and jp gear is useless, without the gate people can buy a few pieces instead of making pvp gear to propel themselves into heroics.
    The old way was just broken had nothing to do with the actual rep grind.
    Having to grind rep to revered for epics is fine.
    ^^ Agreed
  1. Saft's Avatar
    I don't see where people actually whined about reputation requirements on JP gear, all I see people whining about was the need for Golden Lotus rep before you could raise your rep with the other factions which was a retarded idea but Blizzard scraps the whole thing and be done with it
  1. lauryn's Avatar
    I don't know what people's problem with acquiring ilevel 440 is. Every one that *needs* to do heroics right after hitting max level knows that you should better do everything in the last zone for ilevel and queue instances where you get appropriate loot (mogu'shan palace) so that you Ding, do the arena scenario and got enough ilevel to enter heroics. If you *need* to instantly run heroics after hitting max but you don't know how to get there during leveling then it's your fault.

    On the same hand, I don't think that the reputation situation was appropriate and i think blizzard did right fixing it.
  1. MasterHamster's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by suokki View Post
    So? I dont care if its blue or purple items which you get once you ding 90 and gather some JP. I still want to feel the same way, as we had a chance to feel back in the days, you had to do WORK in effort to get into DUNGEONs, with HARD bosses, if you lacked GEAR, you couldn't BEAT THE BOSS.

    www.gatheryourparty.com/articles/2012/05/03/world-of-warcraft-what-happened/

    After reading this article, I started hoping for a timetravelling machine.
    No one ever bought JP gear because it's i450. By the time you'd reach honored you'd most likely have something better.
    Personally I had 4000 JP, unable to spend any of it.

    Difference between now and "back in the days", is that bad design is fixed, even if it means more accessibility to entry level gear (oh no..)
  1. ZeroWashu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bauwagast View Post

    And /gasp at a certain blood elf dk.
    From her expression I really expected a "Oh my God" vally speak style.... like, y'know
  1. Andaja's Avatar
    Elegon guide is just a picture, think you need to fix your links
  1. Nobleshield's Avatar
    Kudos to Blizz for that JP change. I was talking to my guild and none of us could figure out why you need to spend several days hitting Revered with Golden Lotus to buy weaker gear from the other two factions, when that 450 gear is perfect for filling out a final slot or two to hit the 440 requirement to be able to run heroics in the first place. It's not about making things easier, it's about removing an artificial barrier than made no sense. The 450 gear serves two purposes:

    1) A stepping stone to get the requirement to run heroics, since you cannot easily get it otherwise, especially if you did both V4W and Krasarang Wilds, as you will be well into 89 when you go to Dread Wastes and hit 90 before you get far enough to unlock the final few quests that reward 450 blues.

    2) For those people that don't enjoy doing dungeons for whatever reason to get not-quite-as-good gear to help them out in their dailies and Scenarios.

    I applaud this change wholeheartedly.
  1. Maxie's Avatar
    Good change with the jp. I was sitting jp capped unable to buy anything (or well, one chest that was worse than the one I had), and I hit 90 fairly early and have been doing my dailies every day. Granted, now I'm basically full 463 or higher so it's a bit "too late", but it's good for my slower guildies/alts. Pretty nice for my offspecc though, to fill out the pieces I haven't got already.
  1. Ballrazor's Avatar
    Can someone clarify something for me please.

    Have the removed the need for Golden Lotus rep to access the dailies for the other 2 factions or have they only allowed you access to their justice items without the need for Golden Lotus rep?

    Thanks in advance.
  1. Granyala's Avatar
    That mage T6 looked really nicely done. Kudos
  1. Kaneiac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ballrazor View Post
    Can someone clarify something for me please.

    Have the removed the need for Golden Lotus rep to access the dailies for the other 2 factions or have they only allowed you access to their justice items without the need for Golden Lotus rep?

    Thanks in advance.
    Just to buy Justice gear. To do the dailies still requires Golden Lotus reputation.
  1. videotape's Avatar
    This is an excellent change.

    I had no problem getting to 440 ilvl as soon as I dinged 90. Didn't even have to spend gold. Quest rewards and Direbrew trinket. I've been farming heroics and having awful luck with drops.

    I'm going to be raiding tonight, with or without a geared group.

    Golden Lotus will take, what, 2 weeks to hit Revered?

    By then people already will have outgrown 450 JP gear. It's just stupid.
  1. fangless's Avatar
    I don't care about the retro-JP fix, besides the fact that I had to scrap gear together to do heroics that Wednesday :P

    But it honestly isn't a big deal, sure you can't use THOSE jp rewards, but down the line, you'll have your rep required and you'll get on the train for the next trickle down tier of rewards.


    Oh well, epics will be epic for a few weeks at least, until they get thrown on the JP vendors for dirt.

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