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Patch 5.3 Achievement Rewards
Patch 5.3 adds many new achievements, as well as a few with rewards. You can pick up new titles from Pet Battles, Deepwind Gorge achievements, and the new Barrens quest line, as well as another Brawler's Guild invite and new shirt from the Brawler's Guild, and an Armored Dragonhawk for collecting 200 mounts!

Name Side Points Reward Category
Brutal Pet Brawler Win 250 PvP pet battles through Find Battle with a full team of level 25 pets.
10Battle
Darkspear Revolutionary Aid Vol'jin's troll uprising during Patch 5.3: Escalation.
Horde 5Pandaria
Deadly Pet Brawler Win 1000 PvP pet battles through Find Battle with a full team of level 25 pets.
10Battle
Deck Your Collection Defeat the following Brawler's Guild bosses.
Alliance 10Brawler's Guild
Deck Your Collection Defeat the following Brawler's Guild bosses.
Horde 10Brawler's Guild
Having a Brawl Reach Rank 9 with Bizmo's Brawlpub.
Alliance 10
Rewards: Brawler's Pass
Brawler's Guild
Having a Brawl Reach Rank 9 with Brawl'gar Arena.
Horde 10
Rewards: Brawler's Pass
Brawler's Guild
Hordebreaker Pit Vol'jin's troll uprising against Garrosh Hellscream's Horde during Patch 5.3: Escalation.
Alliance 5
Rewards Title: <Name> the Hordebreaker
Pandaria
Master of Deepwind Gorge Complete the Deepwind Gorge achievements listed below.
10Deepwind Gorge
Mount Parade Obtain 200 mounts.
Horde 10General
Mount Parade Obtain 200 mounts.
Alliance 10General
Raiding with Leashes II: Attunement Edition Collect all of the battle pets listed below from Karazhan, Serpentshrine Cavern, and Tempest Keep.
10
Reward: Tito
Collect
The Longest Day Complete all of the pet battle daily quests listed below in a single day.
10Pet Battles
Tournament Glory 2013 Rated in the top 1000 of teams participating in the 2013 Tournament Arena Realm
Feats of Strength


Patch 5.3 PTR Notes Update - May 14
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

Quests
  • Flames of the Void: Fixed an issue where players were unable to mount the War Serpents.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
Scenarios
  • Crypt of the Forgotten Kings
    • Fixed an issue where Uncontrolled Anger was improperly causing characters to drop out of stealth.

PvP
PvP Items
  • The amount of PvP Power and Resilience on gems and Mystic Cogwheel have been reduced by 50%.

Items

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Transmogrification UI Keeps Breaking
Usually when UI stops working it's due to an addon interfering. You can do some troubleshooting by unchecking all your addons before logging in, if transmog works you know it was one of your addons. You can then go through and add them back one at a time.

Personally I might just go and make sure everything is up to date first. If you have some wildly outdated addons that seem to have been dropped by the creator (no updates within the last couple patches), it may be best to seek out alternatives.

Otherwise you can do a full interface reset.(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Lore
You guy's kinda lied about Mists not having a villian. To some extent Garrosh seems to be filling that role.
Yeah, that was always the plan but we talked about it sooner when we realized "no big villain" was confusing or unattractive. (Source)

could explain again what's the point of solo scenario in an mmo game? why can't you ask help from friends what guilds are for?
They let us tell stories in a way normally impossible in an MMO. We can change the environment and make you feel special. (Source)
We agree in an ideal world that a few friends could run them with you though. (Source)

Pet Battles
Whats the logic adding battle pet spectator mod and not for arena/rbg? why you so hate PvP community? @Ghostcrawler
They are completely different systems. You're comparing a 4 day task to a 4 month task. (Source)

Pet Battle Spectating being released before Arena Spectating is an atrocity.
Hours of work versus months of work I'm afraid. Still, we'd like to add it. We know there is a lot of support among players. (Source)

Why Pet Battle Spectating? Im still trying to understand the need for it Was it causing performance issues?
I don't know that there was a *need.* Before, players would just stop and appear idle, which is a bit odd. (Source)
Usually characters doing something appear to be doing something. (Source)

Hey Gc. i know this has bin asked alot but since blizz might be introducing Petbattle Spectating,will we se thesame arena/rbg?
Unfortunately, it's an apple vs. orange comparison. Pet battles take place in the world. Arenas are on a separate server. (Source)
The programming needs aren't remotely similar. That doesn't mean we've given up on PvP spectator. But it is very not simple. (Source)

Warrior Card Reveal: Commanding Shout
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In this Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft card reveal, we have the latest intel from the front lines on one of the Warrior’s powerful class-specific cards—Commanding Shout.

Do you want to learn about the way of the Warrior? Do you have what it takes to be in command? What was that? Could you speak up? Say that again. We can’t HEAR YOU! Why the need to shout?

HERE’S WHY!

*ahem* Sorry about all that. We got carried away. We’re just excited to show you what Commanding Shout can do for the bold (and brash) Warchief of the Horde, Garrosh Hellscream.

Commanding Shout keeps your minions alive—albeit barely—but barely breathing is good enough. In Hearthstone, you’ll often use your minions to attack your opponent’s minions. When you attack, if both your minion and the enemy minion die, it’s called a “trade.”

Commanding Shout makes sure you never trade. Upon hearing the bellowing roar of your Commanding Shout, your minions will survive engagements with enemy minions instead of trading. Sure, they’re probably standing on the precipice of death, but they’ll live to fight another day . . . or moment . . . whatever.

Some minions enjoy getting hurt. Check out this guy:

The Amani Berserker thrives in the midst of battle, as reflected by his Enrage ability. This troll gets +3 Attack while he’s damaged.

You have numerous ways to damage your minions and Enrage them. Some cards can deal direct damage to minions, including your own. You can also send your minions into battle, ideally attacking a weaker enemy. It can be tricky to find just the right opportunity to attack another minion without trading, though. That’s where Commanding Shout comes in. With this card, your rage-filled minions are guaranteed to survive any attack!

But Enrage isn’t the only reason you’ll want to keep your minions bruised and bloodied....

Rampage turns that nearly dead minion into a RAMPAGING POWERHOUSE for only 2 Mana!

Nothing feels better than watching your opponent deal a few damage to your minion, hoping desperately to finish the job on the next turn, only to see it become an unstoppable behemoth.

Warriors love to deal damage, but they also love to TAKE it. So next time you’re on the opposite end of the table staring down the son of Grom Hellscream, poised to launch a Fireblast at one of his soldiers, think twice before you hurl it. You might be playing right into his hand.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.3 Achievement Rewards, 5.3 PTR Notes Update, Blue Posts, Warrior HS Cards started by chaud View original post
Comments 28 Comments
  1. Hunterpower's Avatar
    Wonder if blizzard realizes they missed monkey stun and wasp stun in that pet cc nerf sweep :P
  1. TrollShaman's Avatar
    Gorgeous is such an attractive title.
    Alas, you need to complete all Deepwind Gorge achievements, in which I have never got any "Master of <Battleground>" achievements in 3 years of playing WoW.
    Time to learn serious PvP then
  1. Mandible's Avatar
    Not sure I like the alliance title for 5.3. The horde is direct and to the point, but the alliance one indicates more than it actually is.
  1. Well's Avatar
    Hordebreaker... I think this goes too far, and I play Alliance since ever.
  1. Ferrouswheel's Avatar
    They really need to change the alliance title to make it more in line with how lame the horde one is.
  1. ZeroWashu's Avatar
    I would hope they would treat that new card game like they do Diablo and just give links to its news
  1. Of-the-horde's Avatar
    Rerolling alliance because the Hordebreaker just seems too awesome when compared to Darkspear Revolutionary just lame
  1. UcanDoSht's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by taurenguard View Post
    Rerolling alliance because the Hordebreaker just seems too awesome when compared to Darkspear Revolutionary just lame
    WHY in the world would you re-roll over a stupid title no one actually cares about?
  1. Millennía's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroWashu View Post
    I would hope they would treat that new card game like they do Diablo and just give links to its news
    Is it really such a problem? Just don't read that part of the news page if it's not interesting to you.
  1. Nivrax's Avatar
    Tbh Hordebreaker does sounds rather over the top. I was under impression it was supposed to be for killing Garrosh in final raid tier where it would fit beautiful, not really sure if moving few crates over justifies that.
  1. Of-the-horde's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by UcanDoSht View Post
    WHY in the world would you re-roll over a stupid title no one actually cares about?
    I was just kidding I would never betray my people over something insignificant like this
    But you have to admit the title is badass compared to the horde version and I'm gonna enjoy showing it off on my ally alts.
  1. tankbug's Avatar
    I agree on the titles being terrible.

    Hordebreaker: Enough said about this. Every alliance is going to use this title forever, because the Horde is more than just orcs loyal to Garrosh. Too generic, too aggressive towards the Horde.
    Darkspear Revolutionary: Boring and lame. Do you, as horde, want to be remembered for being a part of the troll uprising or for specifically killing that corrupted tyrant on the throne of Orgrimmar?

    This is what the titles sound like to me:

    Alliance - "Destroyer of the Horde! (which is half you that can read this)"
    Horde - "I'm a political activist fighting for a tribe of trolls"


    There is a huge difference in the "epicness" here.

    Couldn't both the titles be something like "Hellscream's bane" or something?
  1. Sauronxyz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by UcanDoSht View Post
    WHY in the world would you re-roll over a stupid title no one actually cares about?
    No one cares about? While I agree that re-rolling is just silly and Im sure he was just messing around. Hordbreaker is easily one of the best titles in the game for alliance. You guys can keep crying about your Horde title all day lol. Im gonna love sporting this one. Same with my stormbreaker title....something about 'breaker' in the titles makes them sound badass
  1. Bisso's Avatar
    should be horde:
    The Oathbreaker

    alliance "Hordebreaker" doesn't really fit, but I see their intent. The name refers to the fact that you participated into the dismantling of Garrosh's horde. But this is to much open to other, more radical meaning. Though I have no idea what it could be.
  1. Saberstrike's Avatar
    It's funny that the TCG acknowledges how warriors like to get hurt yet that was completely removed from WoW.

    Bloodrage, enrage, death wish, - where the hell did all that go! Sad. Even getting rage by being hit isn't there any more.
  1. UcanDoSht's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sauronxyz View Post
    No one cares about? While I agree that re-rolling is just silly and Im sure he was just messing around. Hordbreaker is easily one of the best titles in the game for alliance. You guys can keep crying about your Horde title all day lol. Im gonna love sporting this one. Same with my stormbreaker title....something about 'breaker' in the titles makes them sound badass
    I certainly dont care about titles everyone and their mother will have.
  1. Saberstrike's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hunterpower View Post
    Wonder if blizzard realizes they missed monkey stun and wasp stun in that pet cc nerf sweep :P
    They're nerfing BM and trying to buff MM / SV to compete, that's why pets available to those two specs remain unchanged while BM pets get the stick. Or I'm simply giving Blizzard too much credit by thinking that's the case.
  1. Necrot's Avatar
    Shame those 'X number of mount' rewards are always so dull. I mean, I wouldn't deliberately go hunt mounts just to get that Dragonhawk. If the reward were something super awesome then yes, I'd invest [i]extra[/] time in it. For just another recolor, nah.
  1. Vajarra's Avatar
    What a cool title! Looking forward to that one... at least my troll with appreciate the Horde one.
  1. kif's Avatar
    The mage change to Mirror Images makes no sense, and what if they don't CAST Frostbolt, because you use the glyph?

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