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Mists of Pandaria - Patch 5.1 PTR Coming Soon
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
While Mists of Pandaria already comes packed full of some of the most diverse and expansive World of Warcraft content to date, we’re staying true to our goal of delivering new content faster. With that in mind, we’re pleased to share that the first major Mists of Pandaria content update, Patch 5.1, is well underway.
In fact, our plan is to release a build of patch 5.1 on the Public Test Realms soon so you can experience it for yourself! Initially, the PTR build won’t include all of the 5.1 patch content, but here’s a glimpse of the major features that are already in the pipeline.

Patch 5.1 Features

Pandaria and the War of Conquest
While members of the Horde and the Alliance have been busy exploring the exotic continent of Pandaria, Garrosh and Varian have been gathering their forces in preparation for the struggle to exert the influence of the Horde and the Alliance over these long-lost lands. Players who have quested through Pandaria will see forces of both factions arrive in force on the shores of the unspoiled continent, bringing the tensions between the Horde and the Alliance into sharp focus. New daily quest hubs and faction reputations will be available to adventurers eager to do their part in the brewing conflict.

Brawler’s Guild
Underground fighting rings have sprung up in Stormwind and Orgrimmar that will give brawlers a chance to earn bragging rights by testing their solo PvE mettle against some of the toughest creatures found in World of Warcraft. The first rule of brawls is you don’t talk about brawls. The second rule…

Pet Battles Improvements
Several UI and other improvements will be added to the Pet Battles system, including a way to upgrade the rarity of pets that you’ve captured.

Item Upgrades
You will be able to spend Valor Points to improve the item level and quality of gear you already own.

The Quest Continues
Wrathion is keenly interested in the conflict exploding between the factions on Pandaria’s southern shore. He’s sure to have additional tasks for players to complete as they continue their quest for Legendary gear.

Keep in mind this is only a taste of what’s to come, and that there’s even more in store. Stay tuned for additional details as we prepare release Patch 5.1 for testing!
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  1. Ave07's Avatar
    Brawler's Guild sounds interesting.
  1. Attsey's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tehdef View Post
    Please go back to basic grade school starting in 1st grade. You obviously skipped over the part where it says "THIS IS ONLY A TASTE". Meaning there is more they are not yet ready to share.

    Dumbass.

    ---------- Post added 2012-10-05 at 01:06 PM ----------


    Like they would have held back anything of any significance.

    Dumbass
  1. Drilnos's Avatar
    This might be a little...too fast. I mean, I'm not even close to done with everything there already is to do, and I've been staying up until 3 am more than I've done at any point since college. Add all this on top of the heap and I'm liable to get some sort of aneurysm trying to keep up. That said, the Brawler's Guild looks pretty darn cool.
  1. deviantcultist's Avatar
    I hope that they announce the Warlock faction at this patch.
  1. UcanDoSht's Avatar
    Please add an option where we can avoid being grouped with certain people ever again in LFD and LFR. So many cases where guild groups ninjad staff which they couldnt even use... in the end I was kicked, because I outraged and insulted their mothers in 5 different lenguages. :P
  1. Xilurm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by UcanDoSht View Post
    Please add an option where we can avoid being grouped with certain people ever again in LFD and LFR. So many cases where guild groups ninjad staff which they couldnt even use... in the end I was kicked, because I outraged and insulted their mothers in 5 different lenguages. :P
    If you ignore them you will never be grouped with them again.
  1. CHALET's Avatar
    Good lord people are STILL COMPLAINING? What did you expect, whole new raids in the first month?
  1. Sharlok's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dekarguy View Post
    5.1 isn't sounding like re-hashed content
    it was only re-hashed content for those who had already played ZA and ZG. I guess thats why they rehashed it to begin with. Not many people got to see those 2 raidinstances and with 4.1 they got the revamped version and for them it was all new stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Immitis View Post
    because while 4.1 was two rehashed dungeons this is pretty much an entire new zone with the jade forest revamp with new daily hubs, questlines, scenarios, legendary quests, and more
    I'm sorry I am missing something here. Where does it say Jade Forest revamp?

    new daily hubs, scenarios and all that is fine, as I said I am looking forward to it. but in my opinion it is not enough to be called content patch. the world events like brewfest and childrens week also had new dailies, items and in some cases a new boss or even world boss (think Omen back in the day) but they didnt call it content patch and they didnt make a big thing out of it because it wasnt a big thing. Out of the couple of things they announced I cant see myself entertained for more than a week.

    ---------- Post added 2012-10-05 at 08:54 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Threndsa View Post
    Because 4.1 was introduced after 5 months of cata and 5.1 will most likely be 1.5-2 months after mop.
    and you know that how? wheres your source? and how long is it going to be until 5.2 comes, the hopefully real content patch? Or better yet how long from 5.0 to 5.2?
  1. Quilzar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sharlok View Post
    And how long is it going to be until 5.2 comes, the hopefully real content patch? Or better yet how long from 5.0 to 5.2?
    Think you need to be a bit careful saying only patches that have raids are "Real Content".

    Look we get it, you hate everything single thing in WoW other than raiding, god forbid they give you a patch that does not please your exact requirement.

    For crying out loud it is less than 2 weeks since MoP is released and your already going "OMG they are releasing a patch that does not contain a Raid" that is not "Real Content" really?

    I love raiding, but you know what I want stuff that give me something to do other than on the nights I raid, I don't want wow to fell stale I want it to fell like something is constantly going on.

    I would MUCH rather have

    5.0 Raids
    5.1 Other Content (2-3 Months In).
    5.2 Raid (2-3 Months Later)
    5.3 Other Content (2-3 Months Later).

    I do think there is going to be a 5-6 month gap between raids.

    I am hoping T14 lasts for 5-6 months (16 bosses) then we get smaller raids but more frequently (maybe 4-5 months between raids)
  1. Nekosom's Avatar
    it was only re-hashed content for those who had already played ZA and ZG. I guess thats why they rehashed it to begin with. Not many people got to see those 2 raidinstances and with 4.1 they got the revamped version and for them it was all new stuff.
    4.1 was a lazy patch, pure and simple. You can defend it up and down, but it existed only to keep the fanbase from losing it waiting 7 months for Firelands.

    I'm sorry I am missing something here. Where does it say Jade Forest revamp?

    new daily hubs, scenarios and all that is fine, as I said I am looking forward to it. but in my opinion it is not enough to be called content patch. the world events like brewfest and childrens week also had new dailies, items and in some cases a new boss or even world boss (think Omen back in the day) but they didnt call it content patch and they didnt make a big thing out of it because it wasnt a big thing. Out of the couple of things they announced I cant see myself entertained for more than a week.
    He was wrong about Jade Forest, it's actually Krasarang Wilds, and how much it'll be changed is completely up-in-the-air. But that's the point. We know very little about this patch, and you're already complaining about lack of content. The daily hub could be the best thing since sliced bread, and the Brawler's Guild could breathe new life into the single-player experience. Or they could be complete throwaways (like the holidays you mentioned). And they said that's not all to the patch. The fact is, we don't know anything, most of us are just happy that we're hearing about another patch so soon. So I ask you, WHAT ARE YOU COMPLAINING ABOUT?
  1. mordale's Avatar
    5.1 will be live by 2 months from launch, so many NPCs have been saying this, in the context of the story 5.1 coincides with the arrival of the alliance and horde fleets to pandaria.


    and you thought the effects one small battle had with the sha were bad?
    imagine what will happen when whole armies clash.
  1. Black Rider's Avatar
    5.1 is a minor content patch.
    5.2 will be a Raid patch.
    5.3 will be minoir.
    5.4 will be a Raid patch.
    And etc.
    Stop QQ. We gonna get raid every 4 month. And minor patch every two month!
  1. Mohveli's Avatar
    This sounds fantastic!
    Is Blizzard really gonna fix the mess that Cataclysm did to the game? Holys.
  1. Black Rider's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    In fact, our plan is to release a build of patch 5.1 on the Public Test Realms soon so you can experience it for yourself! Initially, the PTR build won’t include all of the 5.1 patch content, but here’s a glimpse of the major features that are already in the pipeline.
    Keep in mind this is only a taste of what’s to come, and that there’s even more in store. Stay tuned for additional details as we prepare release Patch 5.1 for testing!
  1. Kulik's Avatar
    Can't wait to evolve some pokemo... pets. \o/
  1. Quilzar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Black Rider View Post
    5.1 is a minor content patch.
    5.2 will be a Raid patch.
    5.3 will be minoir.
    5.4 will be a Raid patch.
    And etc.
    Stop QQ. We gonna get raid every 4 month. And minor patch every two month!
    Now while I wish with all my might this to be true.

    I think you might be setting the bar a little high

    As long as the current tier does not last in months longer than the number of bosses (AKA DS 8 bosses for 10 months) it will be an improment step in the right direction!

    That raises an interesting question though.

    What would you prefer.

    A raid every 4 months with 6ish bosses in, or a raid every 6 months with 9ish bosses in.
  1. SteakAndAlePie's Avatar
    I have no idea how refined the brawlers guild will be, but I suppose it will feature some of the more complex questing mobs (The Sha in Krasang e.g.) in normalized gear and maybe a few new ones.

    To be honest, I would have much rather had a rehashed raid or two.
  1. Baek's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure I suggested something like the brawlers guild on the WoW Forums a long time ago when Cata was in beta. I had suggested that they do something similar to the FF7 Battle Square where you just go up against mob after mob after mob in one on one battle where it gradually gets harder and maybe you get status ailments or random silences or something. Looks like they were listening (so what if they weren't. In my book, this was my idea!).
  1. N-aix's Avatar
    Dayum that was actually pretty fast, I'm impressed myself jeez. Despite It's not a raid patch; It's alright you've got weeks and weeks to the first tier of content I mean cmon now.
  1. Kiro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    I'm THIS "--" interested in your oh so original post filled with subjectivity, theories and biased arguments. . People have been pulling your story since TBC, get over it. Those other companies might release content faster, but at least to me, that content ain't worth squat since I don't enjoy their games.

    And as for the rest, it wasn't a complaint about the content, it's a concern with how it'll pan out in the long run. Will it affect WHAT we get and how often? Or is this simply a new approach to releasing smaller patches with actual content between the big ones where we get tiers?

    Learn to read before you flame please.
    So I did read correctly and you've resorted to dancing around proving what I said. I read what you put down just fine. Take off the goggles.

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