Mists of Pandaria – first major content patch hitting test servers soon

Saturday, 6th October 2012 14:16 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Mists of Pandaria was released last week, and Blizzard hasn’t just bee sitting around twiddling its thumbs. Instead it’s been working on the first major patch for the game, which is slated to hit the MMO’s test realms soon.

Patch 5.1 content will delve more into the War of Conquest now that the Horde and the Alliance have entered Pandaria in order to exert their influence over the “long-lost lands.”

Players will be given new daily quest hubs, and faction reputation will be made available, and underground fighting rings in Stormwind and Orgrimmar will give brawlers a chance to “earn bragging rights” in solo PvE matches against creatures found in World of Warcraft.

Pet battles improvements are on the way via several UI tweaks including a new way to upgrade the rarity of pets captured, and Valor points can be spent to improve item level and quality of gear.

Wrathion will be giving players additional tasks to complete “as they continue their quest for Legendary gear.”

Blizzard said all of this is “only a taste of what’s to come, and that there’s even more in store.”

You can keep an eye on the changes coming through



  1. treborr

    More reputations?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Talkar

    Damn, that was fast o.O

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Ireland Michael

    @2 If there’s one thing WoW is good at, it’s the frequency and amount of content added in their content updates.

    Resubbed a few nights ago after a long hiatus. Going to see how well it’s held up after almost a year away.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. bitsnark

    @3 I’ll be interested to see what you think of it actually. I had previously subbed to the game from 2005-2010, but gave up simply because from an end-game perspective, the frequency and quality of new content simply wasn’t high enough.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DSB

    Lich King was poison for raiders. The introduction of the hardcore raid system, and sticking everyone with just two new bosses, on top of having to run Naxxramas again.

    Of all the dungeons they could have recycled, they picked Naxxramas? Yikes.

    Tempest Keep would’ve been a much better choice.

    Or maybe making Black Temple a sort of pre-raid zone where people could get caught up on gear, while experiencing some of the late game content from Burning Crusade.

    What we got was filler content. And a brutally long wait for something that was actually worth our time.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Talkar

    I’ve been subbed to WoW again for about 5 days.
    I decided to start a new character and try the new pandaren race (since i’ve been a fan of that race since WarCraft 3, even if it just was an easter egg xD ). And i have to say that after playing SWTOR leveling is just sooo boring. Not that it was great to begin with. It never really is in any MMORPG, but damn, comparing leveling in WoW to that of SWTOR is just… wow…
    Endgame wise, i don’t know how the game is right now, since i haven’t tried it yet x)

    #6 2 years ago
  7. GwynbleiddiuM

    @DSB Surely not! Naxx was part of the story of the Lich King, in addition many people didn’t experience it back in Vanilla. Besides, Tempest Keep had no business to be recycled, it was just an expansion old.

    @Talkar, Leveling is boring, yet I have 11 toons :D, but TBH, leveling was also boring in SWTOR, because most quests needed grouping, I really hate that.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. viralshag

    I’m with Talker on this one so far. Resubbed and made a panda. Not played much of it though but in recent memory the most fun levelling still stands with TOR.

    #8 2 years ago

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