Bringer of the Light | Turalyon Questline

Archmage Khadgar: Turalyon lives! For ages I had thought that my old friend had perished on some desolate Legion world. But to know that he yet lives and is in danger is too much to bear. We must hurry, (Name). We must uncover the object’s sacred purpose. The prophet of whom Turalyon spoke of is undoubtedly the leader of the draenei, Velen. Take the object and journey to the Exodar. It is there that you will find Prophet Velen. I will open a portal for you now. Take my beacon and use it when you are ready to return.

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Quest Objectives

Discover the purpose of the Mysterious Lightbound Object.

 

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Vol. 1 Preview: The Story of Lei Shen

ian-bates-the-red-shirt-guy2Greetings everyone, I’ve been given a copy of World of Warcraft: Chronicle to review and there is so much incredible lore information, I’m not sure a single review would work.

So, while I will have a proper review, I’ll also post a few summaries of some of the more groundbreaking information we’ve been given.

For our first entry, we shall look at fan favorite villain Lei Shen, the Thunder King. Of course, these will include massive spoilers. Spoilers on a “this changes the entire context of the Warcraft setting” level.

So if you want to find all this out in World of Warcraft: Chronicle for yourself, consider this a warning.

Have you ever wondered how Lei Shen truly became the Thunder King? How he died? How Uldum wasn’t always a desert? How the mogu and Zandalari came to create one of the most formidable empires Azeroth has ever seen? Read on to find out.

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Fighting the Good Fight: A look at 6.2, World of Warcraft’s present state, and what the future may hold [SPOILERS ABOUND!]

A sickly green mars the formerly star-crossed skies of Draenor. A planet that once housed an indescribable primordial beauty now finds itself besieged to an extent never before witnessed. Savage, free beasts that used to roam this alien planet’s expansive lands find themselves twisted into malformed shadows of their former visage. Indigenous trees that could previously sweep you up in their widespread presence now burn as fuel for the Fel. On top of all this, the throne of command and power formerly possessed by Draenor’s original usurpers, the Iron Horde, has become uprooted, deformed, and guided by new management.

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This mental image of oncoming destruction is something we hopefully have to look forward to sooner rather than later. Welcome to 6.2, the upcoming content patch for World of Warcraft and an update that holds more weight than just being another patch to tally up with all the rest. Gul’dan has wrought control of the once mighty Iron Horde, morphing them into the Fel monstrosities he had always envisioned as their fate. In seizing control of Draenor’s formerly largest threat, Gul’dan has ushered onto the would-be Outlands, a fate far worse than anything the Iron Horde could’ve ever accomplished. By Gul’dan’s hand, the Burning Legion in full force has finally arrived on Draenor. Their way of entry and base of operations lays across the former seat of power for the Iron Horde: Tanaan Jungle. With 6.2, the end may be nigh for Draenor not just in a story sense, but a content perspective as well.

Seasons Change: Brawler’s Guild, Challenge Modes, and Last Chances

6.0.2 is getting closer than ever (obviously..), and it’s time to say farewell to many features of Mists of Pandaria. As previously warned, the Brawler’s guild, the Challenges Modes, and others are going to be put down with the incoming of the new patch.

You might only have a few weeks before it’s arrival so if you want some pretty armor and a nice cloak, now is the time!

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Warlords of Draenor offers heroes an opportunity to continue their journey into a new savage land, but before you take your leave of Mists of Pandaria, we wanted to remind you that you may have some unfinished business to attend to – before it’s too late. It’s important to note that many of these changes are affected by the release of patch 6.0.2, which like all of our pre-expansion patches, will arrive a few weeks before Warlords of Draenor’s release.

Brawler’s Guild Season One Ending

Brawler’s Guild changes are coming with Patch 6.0.2 which means what’s currently available in game will be ending soon. Once the new patch goes live and Season One comes to an end, all of your progress will reset and the achievements you’ve earned will be moved into a new category in Feats of Strength called Legacy. Brawler’s Guild will also become unavailable until after Warlords of Draenor launches as the new changes will be for level 100 characters. Don’t worry, though, your membership in this exclusive club will carry over into the next expansion.

Now’s the time to get in there and show your mettle by reaching Rank 10 and defeating the card bosses before it’s too late!

We’ll have more information about what you can expect from Season 2 of Brawler’s Guild in an upcoming post.

Season One of Challenge Modes Ending

If you’re looking to make one last push for your Challenge Mode rewards– now is the time. You’ll have until the release of patch 6.0.2 to make a play for these highly coveted awards which include: Achievements, Titles, Mounts and cosmetic class sets. For more information on the end of the season, you can read our previous post here.

Siege of Orgrimmar Heirlooms

Those who are looking to obtain Garrosh Heirloom weapons from Siege of Orgrimmar will also want to step up their quest to obtain these valuable items. If you want to get your hands on these heirlooms, you’ll want to act quickly. Once Warlords of Draenor releases, they’ll be removed from Garrosh’s loot table. For a complete list of available Heirlooms, see Wowhead’s handy list.

A Legendary Undertaking

As we previously announced, the Legendary Cloak will no longer be available to earn after the release of Warlords of Draenor. After patch 6.0.2 releases, players who aren’t already on the quest line will no longer be able to start it. To help you speed you on this journey, the Gaze of the Black Prince buff will run until the release of patch 6.0.2. Good luck on your quest, but remember that your voyage doesn’t end here. Soon, you’ll be setting your sights on the new Legendary item, Khadgar’s Band of the Archmage, in Warlords of Draenor.

 

Legendary Cloak Removal Guide – Level 85 up to Chapter 1

Blizzard Entertainment will remove the Legendary Questline with the introduction of Warlords of Draenor. There is not a lot of time now for that to happen. My undead priest character has been level 85 for a long time, and decided to give it a try with the Gaze of the Black Prince in effect. The buff increases reputation by 100% and the chances to get a sigil or rune from the raids.

It was a challenge to do this thing from scratch after completing it long ago. There are a few hiccups as you go if you start the legendary questline. If you are already level 90, skip the part below.

From Level 85 – 90 in 2 Days

In my case, I leveled up from 85 to 90 in two days. The tactic here is to queue dungeons while you complete quests in the Jade Forest. I completed quests up to the Hozen area, then explored all of the Jade Forest, Krasarang Wilds, Valley of the Four Winds, and Kun-Lai Summit. If you have mining or herbalism, grab all the minerals or herbs you find throughout your exploration. All the experience from just exploring and skill experience will get you around level 88, combined with a few dungeon runs. Make sure to do the quests inside the dungeons too.

In order to enter the Valley of Eternal Blossoms to access the capital city in Pandaria you need to complete a short questline in Kun-Lai Summit at level 88. Go to the Temple of the White Tiger and talk grab the quest there from Dezco or Anduin Wrynn. Eventually, the Celestials will open the gates to let you enter the Valley of Eternal Blossoms.

From level 88 to 90, keep queuing to do Dungeons, and explore, herb/mine Townlong Steppes and Dread Wastes. I accomplished all of this in two days — if you don’t do anything else on Saturday-Sunday.

Level 90 – Legendary Questline

At level 90, you will find a quest outside the capital cities in Pandaria. Grab the quest “Thunder Calls” — that quest lets you inside the Isle of Thunder. Go to the capital city inn, second floor, to grab the legendary questline. Travel to the Tavern of the Mists — located north of Valley of the Four Winds — there is a ladder going up the mountain toward Kun-Lai.

Inside the inn you may find Wrathion, who wants you to reach honored reputation with him (The Strength of One’s Foes) and to gather Sigils of Power and Wisdom (Trial of the Black Prince).

After you grab both quests, head out to the Shado-Pan Garrison in Townlong Steppes to start the Isle of Thunder questline. To my surprise, all the daily quests at the Thunder Isle are now optional, and now you complete a long series of consecutive scenarios streamlining the entire storyline. If you wish to do daily quests, click the table to choose PvE or PvP daily quests.

Mogu in the Isle of Thunder give 105 experience with The Black Prince.

Sigils

For the Sigils — you need to be iLevel 460 to enter the first raid at level 90 — Mogu’shan Palace. Go to the Timeless Isle and open all the chests you can find. These have a chance to drop an iLevel 496 item. If you don’t have these in your main character, then just farm the area. In a few hours you might get all six items which help you reach iLevel 460 to enter your first raid. Sigils drop like candy, and with everyone being high iLevel the raid runs are pretty fast.

The Timeless Isle drops: Head, Cloak, Leggings, Boots, Gloves, Ring, Belt — and probably more, but with 6 of them you can enter a raid.

Will I be able to get my second Legendary Cloak on an alt? Only time will tell. So far it has been very straight forward and quick. I am almost honored now in just a few hours. Got half both sigils in merely 3 raid runs.

Shado-Pan Geyser Gun Guide

WoW Insider is publishing a “Did you miss in Pandaria?” series that reveals some of the in-game toys that can be found throughout Pandaria, including some very obscure toys that are shrouded in mystery unless you do some exploring. I loved their recent Shado-Pan Geyser Gun article so much that I tried it myself. I had not known of its existence, which is appalling considering I thought I had done everything I needed to do in Mists of Pandaria.

So I went to the Throne of Thunder raid dungeon, more specifically the Forgotten Depths. After killing Ji-Kun, I clicked on the feathers that appear after his death, which gave me wings (without a Red Bull) and flew through the red portal above Ji-Kun. This teleported me back to Megaera’s lair. I rode back to the Forgotten Depth’s entrance point — right before Tortos.

There is a series of geysers in a circular pattern around that chamber. Stepping on one makes you jump forward in the direction your character is looking at, and buffs you with Spray water for 4 seconds. However, if you jump to the next geyser the buff is refreshed and stacks. The idea is to stack 250 buffs of Spray Water. Took me a bazillion attempts to do it, and about 12 minutes to complete. I nearly failed in this video after a priest threatened to cast Leap of Faith — which shattered my concentration as I was a few dozen jumps from reaching my goal.

There is no achievement, but after stacking 250 buffs you will receive the Shado-Pan Geyser Gun in your mailbox in-game.

 

Tips

It works wonders when you place a star symbol on your character — which helps aim your next jump. In my jumps, my eyes are glued to the star, and I try to align it with the next geyser when I am in mid-air, so that when I land, I am facing in the direction of the next geyser. Rule # 1 is to take your hand out of your mouse, and use the arrow keys instead. If you fail the landing and need to reposition yourself do it with your arrow keys. Moving the mouse will cause your camera position to shift and confuse your sense of place and aim. That buff only lasts 4 seconds, but by the time you are on the ground you barely have a second or two to position your character back on the geyser if you missed the landing.

The video below shows all 12 minutes of agony — err attempts to get 250 stacks of Spray Water, the moment I loot it from my mailbox, and a 5-minute demo of using the Shadow-Pan Geyser Gun on players. The toy has a 30 minute cooldown.

How to use the Shado-Pan Geyser Gun

Press the “Z” key on your keyboard to unsheath your weapon. Then click on the gun icon in your inventory. Your character will now equip the gun, without replacing your weapon or using the weapon slot. Aim the gun toward a player. Sadly, it has a short range, but it’s fun.

New World of Warcraft Short Story: The Jade Hunters

The final WoW Faction story for Mists of Pandaria , Jade Hunters, by Matt Burns has just been published on the official website. You can now read it entirely there.

New World of Warcraft Short Story: The Jade Hunters

Fenella Darkvire is an architect skilled in the art of golem-assisted mining. She’s also a Dark Iron dwarf, and a living legacy of her clan’s treachery, but she’s finally earned a chance to prove herself.

Moira, Queen-Regent of the Dark Iron clan, has selected Fenella to lead a varied band of masons on a “diplomatic endeavor.” Their mission: travel to far-off Pandaria, and rebuild a landmark of great mystical import. It should be a simple assignment for a rock-worker of Fenella’s caliber – except for her “team.”

Carrick, a gruff Wildhammer blacksmith with an affinity for the elements, and Fendrig, a legendary Bronzebeard miner nicknamed the “Hand of Khaz,” don’t exactly get along with each other, and they like working for a Dark Iron even less. Fenella’s motley crew is a powder keg… and it just might ignite when they’re forced to take part in an ancient pandaren competition: the Great Jade Hunt.

Can they unearth their quarry among the hazardous mines of the Jade Forest, or will the ages-old animosity of the dwarven clans bury them?

Read and download “The Jade Hunters” by Matt Burns – the final Destination: Pandaria story – right now!

 

The Gaze of the Black Prince Be Upon You

Some weeks ago, there was a Valor’s buff of 100% from tomorrow, there will be a buff of the Black Prince’s reputation and an increase of receiving every items necessary for the completion of the legendary quest.

The Gaze of the Black Prince Be Upon You

The gaze of the Black Prince had been both blessing and curse to her once upon a time. Her journey long and arduous, the blood of the enemy stained her boots. Now she stood on the corpse of the vanquished Fire God – Ordos – her cloak whipping about her frame and victory beating within her heart. Her journey was at an end. But as with any end, there is always another beginning ‘round the bend.

To be legendary, one must obtain– a truly legendary cloak. What hero is hero without one? To help you on your danger fraught quest, the infamous Black Prince would grant you a boon to help make the journey toward adorning your own cloak a little easier. Will you follow in the footsteps of heroes that have come before and brave the challenge?

Beginning Tuesday, June 17 at 9:00 a.m. PDT, through Monday, June 30 at 9:00 a.m. PDT, we’ll be applying the Gaze of the Black Prince buff which will increase the reputation gained with the Black Prince by 100%. It will also increase the chance of obtaining items from his foes needed as a part of the Legendary Cloak quest line including: the Secrets of the Empire, Sigil of Wisdom, Sigil of Power, or Titan Runestones.

To learn more about the Legendary Cloak quest line, check out our previous blog posts: I am Legendary andThe Time Has Come: Legendary Quest Line. Or, for a complete walkthrough check out Wowhead’s guide here.

 

World Of Warcraft: 5.4.8 Patch Notes

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Today, Patch 5.4.8 goes onto the live servers for World Of Warcraft. Rygarius recently posted the official patch notes, which can be found here. While there hasn’t been too much done on class balance, it seems like there is an increase to the Heirloom item drop in the Garrosh fight as well as many other changes to the Timeless Isle and the UI. You can check out the official patch notes below!

Classes:

  • Druid: Resolved an issue where Cat Form’s movement speed bonus was stacking incorrectly with Warrior’s version of Stampeding Shout granted via Symbiosis.
  • Rogue: Burst of Speed can now be activated to remove movement-slowing effects even if another movement speed bonus such as Sprint is already present (the speed bonuses will still not stack).

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

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  • General Nazgrim: General Nazgrim no longer calls in an additional wave of forces at 10% health on Raid Finder difficulty.
  • Garrosh Hellscream: Increased berserk timer for Garrosh Hellscream to 25 minutes (up from 18 minutes) on Raid Finder difficulty.

Items

  • All upgradable epic quality items introduced in Patch 5.4 (items found in Siege of Orgrimmar and Timeless Isle) are now eligible to be upgraded an additional 2 times for a total increase of 16 item levels.
  • Heirloom weapons awarded by Garrosh Hellscream have been increased by 8 item levels to keep them competitive with the additional 2 upgrade levels given to other items.
  • Mistweaver Ai on the Timeless Isle next to the Celestial Court now sells a token called Deeds of Valor for 3000 Timeless Coins. When used, Deeds of Valor grants 100 Valor Points to the character, up to the 1000 Valor Point maximum per week.
  • For additional details behind this change, please check out the forum thread titled: Gear Changes in Patch 5.4.8.

UI

  • UI Add-Ons are no longer able to update a number of CVars while the player is in combat. A complete listing of CVars affected by this change can be found in the forum thread titled: 5.4.8 Changes to CVars While In-Combat.

Achievements

  • Going to Need a Bigger Bag is now an account-wide achievement and items obtained by all characters on the account now contribute credit towards completion. This means the achievement can be completed by obtaining all the required items across multiple characters instead of having a single character obtain all the items needed.

 

 

 

Current state of raiding, and raiding in Warlords of Draenor

The current state of raiding is excellent according to many raiders i’ve chatted with. During MoP we’ve received some nice raids, Art, and encounter wise, Such as Mogu’shan vaults, Heart of Fear, Throne of Thunder, and of course the beautiful Siege of Orgrimmar.

These raids are the perfect amount of hard, and easy.  I Think Warlords of Draenor will bring raiding to the next level with the new flex raiding, and mythic raiding that we’ll be able to do, and on seperate lockouts!

I look forward to seeing what blizzard will bring to the table during Warlords of Draenor. We’ll see you guys there.