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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. Fedono's Avatar
    what is the content exactly ? more daily quests ? okay ...
  1. Ryttge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fummockelchen View Post
    And the Blizzard deppen ...äh... devolopers fail again:


    When will they learn to make the pet stuff BoA?...
    The pets are account wide, so it doesn't really matter if the stone is BoP.




    Anyone know what mount is rewarded for the 150 mount chieve?
  1. Adramalech's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryttge View Post
    Anyone know what mount is rewarded for the 150 mount chieve?
    One of the achievements mentions a Jade Kite. Dunno which color the other one will be, nor which faction gets the jade one. Or if it's final.
  1. FeliciaMarie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Drodin View Post
    You don't talk about Brawler's Guild.
    LOL!

    Glad they fixed some of he bugs.
  1. NetherVortex's Avatar
    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
    shut up and take my money. I seriously cant wait for this i was in love since i heard about the ideal.

    also

    HOW DID THEY KNOW I WANTED MORE DAILYS!!!! I just opened up 2 more hubs and though gee i could use another hub of dailys.
  1. chipwood's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DAV_76 View Post
    Early days, but from the look of these notes far too much emphasis is being placed on pet battles.
    That's because they found a lot more stuff was needed to make pet pet battles work properly. Don't need a new raid yet, at last look the number of guilds that had completed the current content was ZERO.
  1. Schizoide's Avatar
    Oh thank god, more daily quests. I was afraid we were going to run out!
  1. Koji2k11's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chipwood View Post
    That's because they found a lot more stuff was needed to make pet pet battles work properly. Don't need a new raid yet, at last look the number of guilds that had completed the current content was ZERO.
    whuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut?
  1. grisset's Avatar
    Front page updated: class changes being datamined
  1. Schizoide's Avatar
    Also, no new raid content at all? Holy patch 4.1, Batman!

    Help a brutha out, at least revamp a troll dungeon or something! Zul'Farrak is ripe for the picking!
  1. grisset's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Schizoide View Post
    Also, no new raid content at all? Holy patch 4.1, Batman!

    Help a brutha out, at least revamp a troll dungeon or something! Zul'Farrak is ripe for the picking!
    Considering the PTR is up less than a month after release, it's asking too much for a new raid already. The first tier isn't even fully out yet.
  1. Kokiron's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fummockelchen View Post
    And the Blizzard deppen ...äh... devolopers fail again:


    When will they learn to make the pet stuff BoA?...
    You...can see all your pets on every character....so it doesn't matter which character you get the stones on.
  1. Schizoide's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by grisset View Post
    Considering the PTR is up less than a month after release, it's asking too much for a new raid already. The first tier isn't even fully out yet.
    Right, because artificially gating content makes it last longer. Right?

    (I strongly feel that is BS.)
  1. Kobomino's Avatar
    And people say that Blizzard don't care about PvP, plenty of it in 5.1 now!
  1. FalinMor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fummockelchen View Post
    And the Blizzard deppen ...äh... devolopers fail again:


    When will they learn to make the pet stuff BoA?...
    Didn't think that through too much, did you?

    Pets are account-wide, so it doesn't matter which character you get the Battle-stones on. >.<
  1. CHALET's Avatar
    Wow, that escalated quickly.
  1. duvai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by shadowflay View Post
    I don't care about pet battles.. where's those nerfs for BM hunters and warriors? ._.
    Nothing wrong with warriors.
  1. Schizoide's Avatar
    Warriors were nerfed quite a bit for PvP reasons, which is a shame as they are underwhelming at best in PvE, ranking #13 of 18 specs with sufficient samples to show on raidbots.

    http://raidbots.com/dpsbot/Spec_Scor...14/30/default/
  1. mackenzie's Avatar
    Don't worry guys, Blizzard isn't sympathetic to one faction over the other...but the Horde will get their shit done first.
  1. Appletini's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Schizoide View Post
    Right, because artificially gating content makes it last longer. Right?

    (I strongly feel that is BS.)
    The second and third release raids aren't even open yet. They already said they were going to alternate raid and other content type patches, so this shouldn't be a surprise.

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