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    Mists of Pandaria Box Art, Korean Diablo III Refunds, Stone Guard Video, MMO Report

    Diablo 3 - Inferno Farming Spots, Natalya's Set Bug, Blue Posts, and Diablo 3 Toolbox for Chrome

    Mists of Pandaria Box Art
    Someone over on Reddit posted an image that looks like it could be the Mists of Pandaria box! As expected, it mentions that you need the Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm expansions to play. The Burning Crusade is not mentioned because it is free for anyone who owns WoW as of last year.

    Minimum Requirements
    • Dual core CPU, up from a single core at 1.4 Ghz. It looks like it may mention a Intel Pentium D rather than Intel Pentium 4.
    • 2GB RAM (or 1GB for Windows XP), up from 1GB RAM.
    • The X1800 Pro (2005) is now the minimum required GPU, up from the 9500 (2002), which may no longer be supported.
    • The GeForce FX 5000 series (2003) also has been dropped from the minimum requirements, replaced by the 6800 (2004).
    • The minimum hard drive space is still 25GB.
    • The minimum resolution is 1024x768.

    Recommended Specifications
    • 4GB RAM, up from 2GB.
    • 64bit Windows 7, up from 64bit Windows Vista/7.
    • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2, up from the Intel Pentium D.
    • Nvidia 8800GT, up from the 8600.
    • AMD 4830 512MB, up from the 2600.



    South Korean Diablo III Refunds
    South Korean players who were unhappy with the stability problems during the Diablo III launch will be able to apply for a refund! This was prompted in part by the Korea Fair Trade Commission investigation into denied refunds, which resulted in a raid on their office. South Korean Law allows a customer to receive a refund within seven days of purchasing something if the problems with the product are not caused by the consumer.

    The number of Korean players connected peaked at 430,000, which prompted the installation of more server capacity. The peak for all of Asia was 640,000.

    A player must have not played past level 40 in order to obtain a refund, which will be given out from June 25th to July 3rd. If you purchase the game from now on and want a refund, you will be able to get it as long as you have not played past level 20 and are within 14 days of the purchase date.

    Players who do not apply for a refund will get a free month of Starcraft 2 access, which can be gifted to a friend if the player already has a copy.



    Mogu'shan Vaults: Stone Guard
    On Friday, several groups were able to test the Stone Guard encounter in Mogu'shan Vaults. Groups will be able to test the Gara'jal the Spiritbinder and Spirit Kings 10 man normal encounters on Monday, so check back around 13:30 EDT or 19:30 CEST for some streams!


    Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
    Mogu'shan Vaults
    The mogu, proud of their supremacy, kept lengthy records of their accomplishments within a great complex of vaults. Guarded by ferocious magical beings, these sacred chambers have remained silent since the mogu's departure.

    The Stone Guard

    • Amethyst Guardian - The Amethyst Guardian gains energy when within 12 yards of another Guardian. The Guardian uses this energy to cast Amethyst Overload. If no other Guardian is within range, it instead gains the Solid Stone effect. In 10 player Normal Difficulty, a rotating set of three of the four guardians are present each week.
      • Amethyst Pool - The Amethyst Guardian creates a pool that inflicts (65,000 + 4.2% of SP) Shadow damage every 1 sec. to enemies who enter the area. Lasts 20 sec.
      • Amethyst Overload - Upon reaching full energy the guardian overloads, inflicting 500,000 Shadow damage to all enemies and interrupting Amethyst Petrification. The Overload does not free fully petrified enemies.
      • Amethyst Petrification - The Guardian attempts to turn its enemies to amethyst, reducing the Shadow damage they take by 80% but progressively slowing their movement speed. Enemies who reach 100 stacks of Petrification turn to stone and cannot move or act.
    • Cobalt Guardian - The Cobalt Guardian gains energy when within 12 yards of another Guardian. The Guardian uses this energy to cast Cobalt Overload. If no other Guardian is within range, it instead gains the Solid Stone effect. In 10 player Normal Difficulty, a rotating set of three of the four guardians are present each week.
      • Cobalt Grasp - Cobalt bursts from the ground at a random player's feet, inflicting 52,000 Arcane damage and preventing all movement for 6 sec.
      • Cobalt Overload - Upon reaching full energy the guardian overloads, inflicting 500,000 Arcane damage to all enemies and interrupting Cobalt Petrification. The Overload does not free fully petrified enemies.
      • Cobalt Petrification - The Guardian attempts to turn its enemies to cobalt, reducing the Arcane damage they take by 80% but progressively slowing their movement speed. Enemies who reach 100 stacks of Petrification turn to stone and cannot move or act.
    • Jade Guardian - The Jade Guardian gains energy when within 12 yards of another Guardian. The Guardian uses this energy to cast Jade Overload. If no other Guardian is within range, it instead gains the Solid Stone effect. In 10 player Normal Difficulty, a rotating set of three of the four guardians are present each week.
      • Jade Shards - The Jade Guardian fires shards of jade in all directions, inflicting 70,000 Nature damage to all players.
      • Jade Overload - Upon reaching full energy the guardian overloads, inflicting 500,000 Nature damage to all enemies and interrupting Jade Petrification. The Overload does not free fully petrified enemies.
      • Jade Petrification - The Guardian attempts to turn its enemies to jade, reducing the Nature damage they take by 80% but progressively slowing their movement speed. Enemies who reach 100 stacks of petrification turn to stone and cannot move or act.
    • Jasper Guardian - The Jasper Guardian gains energy when within 12 yards of another Guardian. The Guardian uses this energy to cast Jasper Overload. If no other Guardian is within range, it instead gains the Solid Stone effect. In 10 player Normal Difficulty, a rotating set of three of the four guardians are present each week.
      • Jasper Cleave - The Jasper Guardian inflicts 109,850 Fire damage to its current target and their nearest allies, affecting up to 5 targets.
      • Jasper Overload - Upon reaching full energy the guardian overloads, inflicting 500,000 Fire damage to all enemies and interrupting Jasper Petrification. The Overload does not free fully petrified enemies.
      • Jasper Petrification - The Guardian attempts to turn its enemies to jasper, reducing the Fire damage they take by 80% but progressively slowing their movement speed. Enemies who reach 100 stacks of petrification turn to stone and cannot move or act.
    • Shared Abilities - All four guardians have access to these abilities.
      • Solid Stone - When no other stone guards are nearby the Guardian reverts to stone form. While in this form it takes 90% reduced damage but cannot gain energy.
      • Rend Flesh - The Guardian rends the flesh of the target, causing 42,648 Physical damage every 1 sec. Lasts 15 sec.
      • Power Down - When the guardians reach 85%, 65%, and 40% remaining health, one of them will power down all Energized Tiles in the room to prevent players from using the energy.
    • Encounter Area -
      • White Floor Tiles - These tiles absorb the energy from Living Amethyst, Living Cobalt, Living Jade, and Living Jasper when a player stands on them. Each tile absorbs one charge of energy. For each tile currently energized in the room, every player gains a stack of Energized Tiles.
        • Energized Tiles - The energy of the living stone flows through the room tiles, empowering players and increasing damage dealt by 1%. This effect stacks.
      • Living Amethyst Crystal - The energy that powers the Amethyst Guardian forms into a crystal. Players who interact with this crystal gain the Living Amethyst effect.
        • Living Amethyst - 5 charges of the energy that animates the Amethyst Guardian tear though your body. Each charge inflicts (13,000 + 10.0% of SP) Shadow damage every 1 sec. Players drain the energy charges into white floor tiles to energize them.
      • Living Cobalt Crystal - The energy that powers the Cobalt Guardian forms into a crystal. Players who interact with this crystal gain the Living Cobalt effect.
        • Living Cobalt - 5 charges of the energy that animates the Cobalt Guardian tear though your body. Each charge inflicts (13,000 + 10.0% of SP) Arcane damage every 1 sec. Players drain the energy charges into white floor tiles to energize them.
      • Living Jade Crystal - The energy that powers the Jade Guardian forms into a crystal. Players who interact with this crystal gain the Living Jade effect.
        • Living Jade - 5 charges of the energy that animates the Jade Guardian tear though your body. Each charge inflicts (13,000 + 10.0% of SP) Nature damage every 1 sec. Players drain the energy charges into white floor tiles to energize them.
      • Living Jasper Crystal - The energy that powers the Jasper Guardian forms into a crystal. Players who interact with this crystal gain the Living Jasper effect.
        • Living Jasper - 5 charges of the energy that animates the Jasper Guardian tear though your body. Each charge inflicts (13,000 + 10.0% of SP) Fire damage every 1 sec. Players drain the energy charges into white floor tiles to energize them.



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    looks legit

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    Can't blame the South Koreans really; 10 years to prepare for the game and its release, and they still screw it up royally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alenarien View Post
    Can't blame the South Koreans really; 10 years to prepare for the game and its release, and they still screw it up royally.
    haha true!

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    People buy crappy console games all the time and you can't get refunds back from those.

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    Give Nik Cookies.
    He clearly deserves them.

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    Where is the refund for America?

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    South Koreans waited for the game for 10 years. But couldn't wait a few weeks for Blizzard to sort out the problems created by the massive amount of people logging in.

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    a free month of starcraft 2?????!!!!

    I hope that meant wow cause I wouldn't pay a monthly fee for that game.

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    The box is meh. We've seen that pic, or pics very similar to it loads already, so that's a little disappointing. The general colour for the box is really nice though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skarsguard View Post
    People buy crappy console games all the time and you can't get refunds back from those.
    you can if you're not in America.

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    Why is ICP opening the MMO report?

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    Abit Disapointing the Box isnt like "Jade" coloured. But i guess they didnt go with that since TBC box was green

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    Looks legit. That August release is looking more and more likely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by berserklover View Post
    a free month of starcraft 2?????!!!!

    I hope that meant wow cause I wouldn't pay a monthly fee for that game.
    You download the game and you are allowed to play it for one month without having to buy the game before you are locked out. See it as a unrestricted demo.

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    A teal color would've suited that box so much better... the red was already used for the Cataclysm box:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterisbest View Post
    South Koreans waited for the game for 10 years. But couldn't wait a few weeks for Blizzard to sort out the problems created by the massive amount of people logging in.
    it`s been happening weeks and weeks later, not just the week later.

    A teal color would've suited that box so much better... the red was already used for the Cataclysm box:
    maroon is a shade of red, it`s not so much red itself, just like the cata box is more orange.

    but i agree, jade or cyan or teal, fit much better.

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    MoP Box huh, either theyve had these for a looooooooong time now, or the release date is right around the corner?

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    The most interesting bit of the D3/S. Korean article is the bit about Blizzard creating a contract that is "disadvantageous" to the consumer. LOL! That's brilliant. I hope someone does prosecute them for creating disadvantageous contracts. That's all we get... contracts and terms that screw us and benefit corporations. American enterprise would crumble in a day if we began holding companies to a standard of best-benefiting the consumer.

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    well as the boxes for mop have been made i guess the pre mop event will happen in july and it will be released in august or september

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