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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. lvlark's Avatar
    Came here expecting 'OMG finally new mount achieve', but since nobody posted that I suppose I missed an earlier news post about it. Tho I don't really care about mounts <.<

    What I do care about now, though, is getting a horde character up to lvl90 because I SO want to aid Vol'Jin. I should've been horde from the start, but somehow wound up being alliance and now I've got friends/guildies in alliance..
  1. saltyharbls's Avatar
    The lines means that the change has been reverted, yes?

    So this means that unholy dks will be buffed for pvp rather than nerfed?

    What?
  1. Ziggy T's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tankbug View Post
    I agree on the titles being terrible.
    Do you, as horde, want to be remembered for being a part of the troll uprising
    yes


    Quote Originally Posted by tankbug View Post
    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"
    As a lifelong fan of Warcraft's Trolls and their lore, I look forward to proudly displaying my revolutionary title.

    Viva la revolutroll.


    Edit : and for the record, Vol'jin isn't just fighting for the trolls, Garrosh is a big fat racist, he dislikes all non Orcs, he shoved the Trolls up in one corner of the city, shoved the Tauren in next door to them, he didn't even give the Pandaren a place, he just shoved them in an open area. The Goblins all literally live in poverty and filth, in the aptly named Goblin slums. Non orcs are also, from a storyline/lore point of view, not welcome outside of their areas in the city. New horde Pandaren learn about the city's segregation when you first arrive in Orgrimmar. Voljin just happens to be the guy in a position of power who is sick of Gary's horse-shit. Garrosh is a dick to everyone, and everyone will be taking part in the revolution, Trolls, Tauren, Pandas, Forsaken..... the belves can... /sigh, the belves can like, be cheerleaders on the side or whatever.
  1. Lionym's Avatar
    The rogue change to CaD is not listed! HALLELUJAH!
  1. markdall's Avatar
    I often wish I care about card games so I could be excited by the new about Hearthstone. I think the Darkspear Revolutionary title is... unappealing. Not sure what would be better. Insurgent? Sounds cool, but might not be politically correct. (To the point where I could see it being suggested and denied.) Still, Insurgent YOURNAMEHERE would be ok. Or even "Traitor". Some people would love that one I'm sure.
  1. Hunterpower's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lionym View Post
    The rogue change to CaD is not listed! HALLELUJAH!
    That change was last build, i believe.
  1. Shayand's Avatar
    Dat mirror image damage change. Never would have thought that one day not just their damage would be adjusted, but also one of the most basic mage spells would be taken from them. Though I doubt that this will make any difference.
  1. Ryft's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by saltyharbls View Post
    The lines means that the change has been reverted, yes?

    So this means that unholy dks will be buffed for pvp rather than nerfed?

    What?
    Thats how I read it too....I don't understand...they do not need a buff in PvP.

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