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Patch 5.1 PTR Notes Update - November 8
Only changed and new notes are below, see the full notes on the Blue Tracker.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
General
The Pandaren Campaign begins!
  • 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. (Alliance players that couldn't previously complete the starting quests can now speak with Taradormi at Lion's Landing to travel the timeways and experience those quests... BACK IN TIME).
  • Players can follow the story of the Pandaren Campaign through a series of special quests tied to their reputation with the landing forces. Heroes assisting with the war effort will join key characters and faction leaders as the growing conflagration spreads across Pandaria... as well as other locations around Azeroth.

Brawler's Guild
  • Entry into the brawler’s guild is by invitation only. Invitations can be found on the black market auction house, by invitation from somebody within the guild, and occasionally as drops from certain Horde and Alliance NPCs.

Classes
Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • New Pet Ability: Water Jet. Water Jet channels a jet of frigid water at the target, dealing Frost damage over 4 seconds. Frostbolt cast by the pet's owner that hit the target while it is being blasted with icy water will grant a charge of Fingers of Frost. This ability has a 24 second cooldown (shared with Freeze) and a 1 second cast time.

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Spells affected by Inner Focus cast while Spirit Shell is active now fully apply critical effect heals to the shield provided.

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Items
  • Spirit of Harmony can now be purchased for 600 Conquest Points at the Conquest Quartermaster.
  • The Dancing Steel, Jade Spirit, Colossus, and River’s Song enchantments now use the Real PPM system utilized by Windsong and Elemental Force.

Sunsong Ranch
  • A new Seed has been added: Portal Shards
    • A mage who fell on hard times back in Dalaran has found a new home on Pandaria. Barnaby Fletcher will occasionally visit Halfhill Market to peddle a new type of seed – and take advantage of the Tillers’ hospitality.
    • Portal Shards grow into consumable items which can be used to open a portal from Sunsong Ranch to a major faction city.
  • Seeds now stack to 50.
  • Runty crops now have a spell visual to help call attention to themselves.
  • Growing crops now display the duration until the crop is ready to harvest.
  • Characters who have earned the “Friends on the Farm” achievement will no longer find gifts while harvesting Cooking Ingredient crops – instead, they have a chance to find special seeds such as Magebulb, Enigma Seed, Songbell, and more.

Raids, Dungeons and Scenarios
  • Non-boss enemies in Mogu'shan Vaults, Heart of Fear, and Terrace of Endless Spring now respawn much more slowly.
  • Raid groups are no longer necessary to enter pre-Mists of Pandara raid dungeons. Enemies in these raids that previously required more than one player to defeat are now more easily dealt with by players battling alone.
  • Scenarios
    • New level 90 Scenarios have been added, including additional faction specific Scenarios:
      • Assault on Zan'Vess
      • Alliance
        • Lion's Landing
        • A Little Patience
      • Horde
        • Domination Point
        • Dagger in the Dark

PvP
  • The growing conflict between the Horde and the Alliance has spilled across the face of Azeroth: level 90 players can now queue for Wintergrasp and Tol Barad via the PvP tab to battle one another in these epic conflicts.
  • Arena matches now have a 25 minute time limit (was 45 minutes).
  • Rated Battlegrounds now share the same spell restrictions as Arenas.

Bug Fixes
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.1 PTR Notes Update - November 8 started by chaud View original post
Comments 61 Comments
  1. Phokas's Avatar
    Blizz ignores dks as usual.
  1. Maklor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Phokas View Post
    Blizz ignores dks as usual.
    No it's a matter of you needing to learn to read

    Quote Originally Posted by chaud View Post
    Only changed and new notes are below, see the full notes on the Blue Tracker.'
  1. wuzzle's Avatar
    Arena matches now have a 25 minute time limit (was 45 minutes).

    YUS!
  1. Maklor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Umchilli View Post
    Raid groups are no longer necessary to enter pre-Mists of Pandara raid dungeons. Enemies in these raids that previously required more than one player to defeat are now more easily dealt with by players battling alone.

    Is soloing as we know it dead? I just hope the bosses aren't nerfed too much, I'm already getting bored on my DK :/
    I'm not quite sure what it's supposed to mean either - I'm HOPING that it just means encounters that required more than one person now can be done solo, like first boss of BWL and such.

    If they nerf raids so hat they can very easily soloed by anyone I will be really unhappy since I've always liked to solo old content that was somewhat challenging.
  1. striker2s's Avatar
    Thread with some info on the new WG, mostly they have buffed Health and damage of vechiles, honor still remains a solid 360 from wins, 75 honor from turn ins which is about 300ish per week also

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...-Level-90-Woot!!!!
  1. Maklor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by striker2s View Post
    Thread with some info on the new WG, mostly they have buffed Health and damage of vechiles, honor still remains a solid 360 from wins, 75 honor from turn ins which is about 300ish per week also

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...-Level-90-Woot!!!!
    That's effing awesome
  1. Bahska's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dalanos View Post
    So glad for 90 TB, I hate WG. Keep your damn siege engines out my PvP.
    I hate to tell you this but....TB has siege engines to.
  1. shogunit3's Avatar
    So is there a estimate of when the patch will be deploy? The patch notes is making me excited.
  1. Fablewynd's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by shogunit3 View Post
    So is there a estimate of when the patch will be deploy? The patch notes is making me excited.
    I would imagine it wouldn't be next week since it's Thanksgiving in the US, but possibly the week after. That's just an educated guess. We'll see.
  1. chrth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Caelic View Post
    I would imagine it wouldn't be next week since it's Thanksgiving in the US, but possibly the week after. That's just an educated guess. We'll see.
    Remember that the Shattering patch was the week of Thanksgiving.

    But I agree that's it's more likely the week after.
  1. Ryme's Avatar
    No more water jet? I was excited for pve frost mages there
  1. lanceb's Avatar
    "The following spells now display less intense visual effects for other players: Hellfire, Death and Decay, Hurricane, Astral Storm, and Explosive Trap."

    what about that paladin spell? why isnt that visual effect lowered, its friggin anoying when they use it spec when tanking casue that shit covers the hole fecking screen and blinds everyone.
  1. azurrei's Avatar
    OMG WG is BACK!!!

    I have done ZERO PvP so far this xpac...ZERO (and my main is a warrior) but if WG is back, it's time to start gearing up! I LOVED WG back in WotLK - so excited!
  1. Gotjuice's Avatar
    Keep seeing patches and patches and MM is still crap. Starting to actually get worried here.
  1. mstieler's Avatar
    Swooping Plainshawks no longer use abilities from the Bird of Prey Hunter pet family.
    If this means they don't disarm anymore and aren't affected by a Hunter's Spirit bond, that will make me much happier.
  1. 08nolanni's Avatar
    Does this mean Normal Firelands Is Solo able now ?

    I'd like that very much
  1. NatePsychotic's Avatar
    Spirit of Harmony can now be purchased for 600 Conquest Points at the Conquest Quartermaster.
    Oh yeah, totally fair for PvE'ers and all.
  1. Revak's Avatar
    Hopefully this means that bosses like Razor, Kalecgos, Vashj, etc. that are impossible to solo will now have a way to allow soloing. I doubt they'll change Chess in Kara though
  1. Arkenaw's Avatar
    Enemies in these raids that previously required more than one player to defeat are now more easily dealt with by players battling alone.
    Reliquary? Oh gosh please be reliquary.
  1. Goosebump's Avatar
    Wintergrasp! wooohooooooooooooooo

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