MMO-Champion - Patch 5.1 on PTR - Official Patch Notes
Patch 5.1 on PTR - Official Patch Notes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The first World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria patch of the year is in development and now available for testing on the Public Test Realms. This patch will include several updates to the ongoing conflict between the Horde and Alliance, the new Brawler’s Guild, Pet Battle improvements, assorted bug fixes, and more. If you'd like to help us test out this patch and provide feedback, you can start by copying your character over to a test realm. Once you've had a chance to try things out, be sure to visit our Public Test Realm forum to discuss the patch.

Note: Features mentioned in the 5.1 Patch Preview may not initially be available on the PTR, and could be included as testing progresses.

World of Warcraft PTR Patch 5.1.0

General
  • The Pandaren Campaign begins!
    • The conflict between the Horde and the Alliance has ignited a new series of daily quests along the shore of the Krasarang Wilds.
    • Players can visit their faction strongholds in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms to begin the quest to summon their war fleets to the continent of Pandaria. (Please note: The Alliance version of this quest is not yet complete, but will still unlock the new missions and features).
    • Players will both valiantly defend their faction’s outpost and assault the opposing faction's headquarters.
    • Two new Reputations have been added: Alliance players can earn reputation with Operation: Shieldwall, while Horde players will curry favor with the Dominance Offensive.
    • Players can slay rival NPCs and opposing faction players along the shore to earn commissions that can be spent to upgrade their faction's base.
    • Look for strategic objectives to capture, including graveyards and towers. Commissions can be spent to recruit guards that will help protect this captured territory!
    • Players who are truly dedicated to their faction can spend their commissions on an item that will give their fellows an extra reputation group quest for the day. Horde players can speak with Ongrom Black Tooth, while Alliance players can contact Proveditor Grantley for details.

Pet Battles
  • A new item has been introduced that can be used to upgrade the quality of Battle Pets: Battle-stones.
    • Battle-stones are available in two basic types, general purpose Battle-stones that can be used to upgrade the quality of any pet, and family specific Battle-stones, which can only be used to upgrade pets of a specific pet family.
    • Battle-stones are available in two qualities: Flawless Battle-stones can upgrade pets directly to Rare quality, while Polished Battle-stones will upgrade a pet to Uncommon quality.
    • Players will have a very small chance to obtain a general purpose Flawless Battle-stone after winning a match against wild pets; defeating higher level opponents increases the chances of obtaining a stone. These valuable items are not soulbound, and can be sold on the Auction House.
    • Family specific Flawless Battle-stones can be found in the Sack of Pet Supplies obtained from performing Pet Trainer quests, and are Bind on Pickup.
    • General purpose Polished Battle-stones can be purchased for 1000 Justice Points.
  • Pet Journal
    • The quality of each pet is now visible in its slot in the Pet Journal.
    • Pets can now be filtered by name, type, rarity and level, and filters will remain in place each time the Pet Journal is viewed.
    • It is now possible to search locations in the Pet Journal. For example, searching “Westfall” will display all the Battle Pets that can be found in Westfall.
  • Right clicking a pet's portrait will now offer the option to look it up in the Pet Journal.
  • Players can now keep up to 650 pets.
  • Battle Pet tooltips will now display whether a pet is owned, and how many pets of that type are owned.
  • Pet Quality is now displayed in battles, and will be visible on portraits, names and tooltips.
  • The level of battle pets in a zone can now be seen on the map, and it’s now possible to see the strength of wild pets relative to your team at a glance.
  • Backline pets now display debuffs affecting them as well as the remaining duration of these effects.
  • The experience multiplier obtained by all seven Grand Master pet trainers in Pandaria has been increased to x5 from x3.5.
  • The experience multiplier obtained by defeating Pet Trainers Julia Stevens, Old Macdonald, Zunta, and Dagra the Fierce has been reduced to x2.5 from x3.5.
  • Macros have been added that allow for summoning random pets and random favorite pets.
  • The achievement Taming the World now awards the Safari Hat, which increases pet experience gained from Pet Battles by 10%.
  • The I Choose You achievement has been added for defeating Zen Master Aki. The reward for this achievement is 3000 gold.
  • A new Master Pet Tamer offering daily quests has been added to the Darkmoon Faire. Completing quests for the new trainer will offer the chance to acquire a new pet: the Darkmoon Eye.
  • Two new Battle Pets now roam Darkmoon Island waiting to be caught.
  • Fixed a bug where the Gazelle would join pet battles.

UI
  • A new banner will appear when a player is subjected to an effect that causes them to lose control of their character. The effect that caused the loss of control and remaining duration will be displayed. Configuration options are available in the “Combat” section of the “Interface Options" menu.
  • A search bar has been added to the mount section of the Mount and Pet Journal.
  • The Mount and Pet Journal remembers which tab you were last using.

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.
  • Players will prove their skill, and increase their rank with the Brawler's Guild, as they win matches against some of the most difficult solo encounters in World of Warcraft.
  • As their Brawler's Guild rank increases, players will unlock additional rewards and activities within the Brawler’s Guild.
  • Brawlers on a realm will gather together into the blood spattered ring to watch as their peers face down their own opponents. They can watch the battles in progress to learn from hardened Brawler's Guild veterans as they wait for their own turn to fight.
  • If this is your first night at Brawler's Guild, you have to fight.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.1 on PTR - Official Patch Notes started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 128 Comments
  1. Schizoide's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Diaddva View Post
    Blizz is taking notes from GW2 faster content with less in it. Dont need a raid with each patch. I like it to be honest, keeps the game fresh in some areas
    I actually agree with you there, they don't need to add a raid with every patch. But at the same time, 6+ months between raid tiers is just too long.
  1. Khime's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Twest View Post
    Considering this has Hallow's Achieve changes...
    The updated Hallow's End achievements for MoP are already in the game; they're just fixing the description of the Horde "Tricks and Treats of Pandaria" achievement to actually say "Pandaria", rather than "Kalimdor" like it does on live right now.
  1. Akiraislonggone's Avatar
    Buff rogues
  1. Zeek Daniels's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Schizoide View Post
    I actually agree with you there, they don't need to add a raid with every patch. But at the same time, 6+ months between raid tiers is just too long.
    and thats where they have to find that line of how long to do raid tiers. I also think 5.1 is good in terms of what its supposed to do. What i dont like is being months into raiding in 4.0 and then getting 4.1 and having to still do 4.0 content because 4.1 was just filler because they had to redo firelands for some reason and it wasnt ready. If 4.1 had firelands i wouldnt have unsubbed at the time.

    I think 5.1 is going to be a good patch. While ppl have just started raiding and depending on when 5.1 gets released most of the casual raiders will still be working on normals and the less skilled hardcore raiders will be just dipping into heroic bosses and what 5.1 does is advance the storyline of MoP. Albeit by daily quests which ppl dont like i still think its a good mix of story in a time where ppl are still at the start or mid point of their raiding cycle.
  1. CrimsonKing's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zeek Daniels View Post
    and thats where they have to find that line of how long to do raid tiers. I also think 5.1 is good in terms of what its supposed to do. What i dont like is being months into raiding in 4.0 and then getting 4.1 and having to still do 4.0 content because 4.1 was just filler because they had to redo firelands for some reason and it wasnt ready. If 4.1 had firelands i wouldnt have unsubbed at the time.

    I think 5.1 is going to be a good patch. While ppl have just started raiding and depending on when 5.1 gets released most of the casual raiders will still be working on normals and the less skilled hardcore raiders will be just dipping into heroic bosses and what 5.1 does is advance the storyline of MoP. Albeit by daily quests which ppl dont like i still think its a good mix of story in a time where ppl are still at the start or mid point of their raiding cycle.
    I like daily quests. Yes I know I'm weird.
  1. Zechs-cenarius's Avatar
    sounds like the alliance is gonna get handled on area 52 LOL. GG.
  1. SinR's Avatar
    LOL Operation: Shieldwall


    Blizz pretty much saying that Alliance is going to be on the defensive in this war. Oh well.
  1. greyghost's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Simca View Post
    I can't help but wonder if this attitude ends in the Horde overextending itself and Garrosh being dethroned in part for that.

    Very, very glad for a new World PvP place - we didn't have one in Mists yet.
    I find the names interesting, I can't help but think that the Alliance mission might be partially aimed by Anduin's beliefs of respecting Pandaria, whereas Garrosh Hellscream (from the datamined VO) seems to be intent on destroying ANYTHING that won't ally themselves with the Horde, including native Pandaren... also, interested in harnessing the Sha for his own weird-ass ideas as opposed to destroying them outright.

    IE: the Alliance may be attempting to defend Pandaria from the Horde? Interesting food for thought.
  1. Ryukai's Avatar
    They bodged the Horde cinimatic >_>

    The horde fleet are approaching the island in Karasarang from the south, when the view changes to an eastward direction, it shows a massive Kypari tree in the middle of Karasarang itself.

    There are NO Kypari trees in Karasarang, the only visable Kypari tree from that location is the one in dread wastes to the west if the island, this would be behind the camera and not visable at all.

    Looks like someone bodged by taking the pan from the wrong side, flipped the footage and hoped no one would notice the big massive tree that shouldn't exist where it's being shown :/

    I would post it on the EU ptr forums, but they're in read only, as no-ones bothered unlocking them yet >_>
  1. WaitingforMoP's Avatar
    No mention of hunter nerfs... YES! >
  1. Darkguyver2020's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TarzoEzio View Post
    Cooming soon. Nooo.
    People complain when new content isn't coming out fast enough. Then when Blizzard get their shit together and try to release stuff quicker, people complain that it's coming out too fast.
    There is no pleasing you idiots!!!
  1. Synbaby's Avatar
    OMG more dailies!!! I'm so excited!!! I'm doing my happy dance, doing happy dance!!!
  1. Uselessrouge's Avatar
    "If this is your first night at Brawler's Guild, you have to fight."


    shit yeah <3 fight club it was time for that in wow :P

    cant wait to see what this is all about ^^
  1. otarma's Avatar
    I think the content(s) that will not be tested on PTR is the follow-up legendary quests.
  1. Motocarota's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Schizoide View Post
    Pet battles are pretty cool, nice little side game. If you don't enjoy it then just ignore it, simple.
    I'm not intrested in pokemon battles at all and I already ignore them.
    I just don't like the fact that the devs are caring too much in that side-game, ignoring other huge part of the game that could be fixed, as PvP.

    So Blizzard can play with pokemon after the homework, mkay?
  1. Nozuka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Motocarota View Post
    I'm not intrested in pokemon battles at all and I already ignore them.
    I just don't like the fact that the devs are caring too much in that side-game, ignoring other huge part of the game that could be fixed, as PvP.

    So Blizzard can play with pokemon after the homework, mkay?
    It might look like they did alot of pet stuff, because the patchnotes are long, but these are all minor tweaks. most of them together probably didnt even take a day of work.
  1. Arckiem's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by wooootles View Post
    Alliance

    Horde

    Welp, looks like Alliance will get bombed to shit again in this patch, being on the defensive. ggblizz

    It's almost as if Garrosh is a total douche and overly aggressive :O
  1. Krullthor's Avatar
    I find this xpac a bit alt-unfriendly. with the enormous amount of daily Qs, non-optional rep grinds and low valor reward from heroics, so far I'm only levelling my 2nd char up from 85 (out of 11).
    and now we're preparing for the first content patch?
    if I want to do everything with all classes like I did all previous expacs I have to cancel my job, my woman or invent a time machine
  1. Ivalen's Avatar
    Ah world pvp - people always get excited about it, but very few actually do it (Winterspring etc). Let's see how this one will be implemented. It will be some sort of hourly/daily reset mechanism that completely takes the point out of persistent pvp and conflict.
  1. Lpr's Avatar
    Nice with a lockup system for each race on some servers....

    It's like 97% Horde on Stormscale EU, nice balance :>

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