Mists Of Pandaria Beta - Build 15640 Mounts
The latest beta patches added a couple of interesting mounts to the game, and I know you guys like mounts! Time for a mini-preview.

MMO-Champion Charity Livestream Marathon
Nik and Kevin have started their charity livestream marathon. They will be leveling a Pandaren Monk from 1 to max level on the beta realm of Mekkatorque while trying to raise money in the name of MMO-Champion for the Save the Children charity started by Athene (Operation Sharecraft).

Join them for their non-stop live stream where all ad revenue raised not only on this weekend but from the whole month will also be donated to the charity (please whitelist the stream). Make sure to join the live chat and be around because whenever Nik or Kevin gain a talent point a giveaway will be done for your chance to win some awesome Razer goodies and WoW TCG loot cards!

Dragon Soul Difficulty Change
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
At the completion of scheduled server maintenance during the week of April 30, the “Power of the Aspects” spell will grow more powerful, reducing the health and damage dealt of all enemies in the Dragon Soul raid by 20%. This spell will grow progressively stronger over time to reduce the difficulty and make the encounters more accessible. The spell will affect both normal and Heroic difficulties, but it will not affect the Raid Finder difficulty.

Don’t need the help of the Dragon Aspects? The spell can be disabled by talking to Lord Afrasastrasz at the beginning of Dragon Soul.

We hope you continue to enjoy Dragon Soul, and that these changes encourage you to attempt a higher difficulty, or just keep pushing to down that next boss.

Annual Pass Beta Invite Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We want to confirm that, at this time, all World of Warcraft Annual Pass subscribers have been invited to the Mists of Pandaria beta test, with two groups of exceptions. One exception group are those who purchased an Annual Pass on or after April 18, and will receive their invite in a future wave. The second exception is a small list of remaining accounts from previous waves that encountered an error, and will be properly flagged for beta access as soon as we can resolve the issue.

If you haven't yet purchased an Annual Pass, you still have time to guarantee your spot in the beta by signing up for a year agreement (link) before the offer expires on April 30. Those taking advantage of the Annual Pass receive Diablo III for free, access to the Mists of Pandaria beta, and the exclusive Tyrael's Charger flying mount for your World of Warcraft characters.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Account-Wide Achievements
Our intent is that most achievement rewards (mounts etc.) should be at the account level. I can't promise that because it's not in and working yet, but that's the intent.

There are probably going to be enough account-level achievement questions that we should put a blog together to explain it all. We'll see if we can find time to do that.

The word 'most' seems prevalent in any discussion involving the account-wide achievements. Is there a specific sort of achievement that should be character-only?
We aren't planning (for now) to have any character only achievements, but there will probably be some account only achievements. These would be things like level a Horde and Alliance character to 90, which wouldn't make sense for one character. Technically, an account-only achievement is different from account-wide, hence the "most." Maybe it's too technical a point to bother with though. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Ranged Weapons in MoP
There are two issues here getting muddled together:

Ranged weapons will have the stat budgets of two-handed weapons. You can treat them as two-handed weapons in most respects. That work hasn't been done yet.

Ranged weapons are not going to be compensated for the loss of stats from no longer having a melee weapon equipped simultaneously. This is because all ranged-weapon slot type things have gone away, so everyone is affected evenly. However, we also want your damage when you log in for the first time to be about the same as it is now, so overall your damage will be compensated in a sense. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

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Comments 99 Comments
  1. lokithor's Avatar
    Lol Daily Blink is awesome. Also I want that Yak mount lol.
  1. Mnevis's Avatar
    I'm getting a yak the second I can, that's pimp. I hope that if the scorpion isn't faction-specific, there's a lion somewhere there for us Hordies. Not that I particularly need a Golden Lion for my main, but c'mon you can't introduce cool faction mounts then make one available to everyone the next year.
  1. Resentful's Avatar
    That scorpion looks amazing personally however I personally hate that Yak mount.
  1. Flimsy's Avatar
    The Yak mount..../drool

    It's huge!!!
  1. Strafer's Avatar
    Nice with a charity run.

    Feels good.
  1. Feio's Avatar
    Scorpion and strider possibly guild perk mounts?
  1. Artey's Avatar
    "Don’t need the help of the Dragon Aspects? The spell can be disabled by talking to Lord Afrasastrasz at the beginning of Dragon Soul."

    Why would anyone do that?
    'oh, lets make it harder on ourselves for the same loot'
  1. lagmoose's Avatar
    War(craft) Games and Tron. Oh Daily Blink, thank you for making me laugh this morning. I really needed it!
  1. hiragana's Avatar
    yak mount looks awesome, need to start gold making again once my exams are over.
  1. Snuzzfizzle's Avatar
    Ding Dong Bannu.
    End of rine.
  1. Wayne25uk's Avatar
    Firstly the Yak mount = Poor creature,tiny legs and all that luggage,someone called the RSPCA! But another vendor mount i wont be able to afford lol

    Crane Mount = Remodel of the Plainstriders but does anyone else get this image when it runs "hot,hot,hot,hot,hot,hot,hot,teh floor iz lavaz!"

    Scorpion mount = Finally i've always wanted a scorpion mount on my alliance they are so badass,tis like a clash of the titans charge.

    Also if i might make a suggestion,give the scorpion some attacks like a claw attack or cleave or a tail stinger,or even a charge attack,i mean its basically a massive war weapon only being used to ferry around people to which lets be honest i couldnt drive round all day with that poisonous stinger luring over my head could you?
  1. kajamere's Avatar
    I was hoping to see the pandaren racial mounts (dragon turtles) implemented but no. I was also hoping that the strider shared the same running animations as the hawkstrider (in that it doesnt stretch its neck out to run) but no... However seeing the yak i was impressed. Didn't like the size like most but still kinda cool.
  1. Ratyrel's Avatar
    Loving the big Yak Mount
  1. Attsey's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by iPluto View Post
    Oh man, i have to buy that yak now cause it comes with vendors. Damn i have to save up for this and the jc mount. I don't have anywhere that amount. Im presuming jc mount will be 125k and yak would be 25k. I just re subbed gotta to buy the yak fast otherwise the price will inflate. I really thought the yak would be available by other means like raids drops etc but this is much better...i quiet like grinding. I did grind for jeeves and scepter mount from archaeology - they were worth the effort. The crane would be cool and if i can get it will be used for everyday use; the yak is just too big like the elephants. My faveourite mounts currently is the raven lord, any bears and scepter. No i havne't got raven lord...yet.

    I hope the jc mounts are obtainable via archaeology and only to jc's; im still pisted that my alchemist couldn't open canopic jars and learning archaeology not on my main is obsurd. Since my main does have all the other minor professions (for the achievement). Plus archaeololgy on a druid makes it a little easier - insta flying and hearthstone to nighhaven.
    Please make sure you pop in here again in future and keep us up to date with how its going!
  1. MasterHamster's Avatar
    Please make a video with a male tauren on that yak.
  1. bbr's Avatar
    Server Error
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    Please look into this.

    Its the first image.
  1. Yunru's Avatar
    15000g is nothing for a mount nowdays .
  1. muto's Avatar
    Can't wait to see a Tauren riding a Yak
  1. Prag's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Descense View Post
    15000g is nothing for a mount nowdays .
    Which is why that's the VENDOR price, aka the price you SELL it to the vendor for. The mount will probably be 100,000g+.
  1. Soeroah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Descense View Post
    15000g is nothing for a mount nowdays .
    That's the sell price, mate. Typically a sell price is 25% of the purchase price. That implies the mount is gonna be 60,000 gold to learn.

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