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Patch 5.2 The Thunder King – Community Interview Blizzard Developers

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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria developers have talked to several fansites to discuss Patch 5.2 Thunder Isle. Eldorian (Blizzplanet) is interviewing Tom Chilton today.

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World of Warcraft Patch 5.2 Easter Egg: I Believe You Can Fly

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World of Warcraft Patch 5.2 (build 16486) introduced a new quest for level 60 players. This quest appears onscreen automatically upon reaching level 60 to alert players they can now visit the riding trainer to learn the Expert Riding skill.

The title has a funny vibe to it, we know Blizzard developers love easter eggs and pop culture references.

“I Believe You Can Fly” — is a reference to R. Kelly “I Believe I Can Fly” (YouTube video)

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Patch 5.2 Choose Your Reputation Button on Random Dungeon LFG

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This system is not fully implemented in the PTR 5.2, but build 16486 added cosmetic changes that suggest players who queue to Random Dungeon LFG can choose which reputation faction they wish to gain reputation points with.

In the Random Dungeon LFG window and Scenario window, there is a red button which says: “Choose Reputation”. Clicking that button opens up your character window’s reputation tab.

At this point, PTR players can’t yet choose a reputation. Work in Progress.

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Eldorian linked me to a blue post concerning this new feature:

As the PTR Patch Notes read currently, it’s the first dungeon and first scenario. Of course, things might change, but that’s the plan right now.

The answer was/is so blooming obvious, you never had to re-invent the wheel, just put the old one back on – simply having both at release (instead of removing tabards) – Blizz could of scored a blinder by satisfying everyone – missed opportunity by not keeping tabards with the current daily system on release, missed it again in 5.1 and instead opt for a watered down fix in 5.2.
If one of them is the obvious path to get it done faster, the developers have seen over the years that the players will take that path, even if it’s something they just don’t like doing (which is probably why some people feel dailies are mandatory, because they’d like to spend their valor points on that gear rather than using the item upgrade system, perhaps because the’ll spend them better there).

Also, keep in mind that in 5.2, valor gear will have a reputation requirement, but this reputation won’t be earned from daily quests (which will also be available and it’s a different faction).

 

World of Warcraft Patch 5.2 – The Thunder Isle Daily Quests: Preventing a Future Threat

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Preventing a Future Threat

Ako Var: It pains me to think of the torture the poor skyscreamers must endure as the trolls train them to become implements of war.

The hatchlings are quite fearful, and will fly away if you even get close to them. Please, frighten some away before the Zandalari corrupt them.

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Objectives

Frighten 20 Hatchling Skyscreamers by running near them.

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Map

The Hatchling Skyscreamers can be found on the beach south of Trolltonshire.

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Completion

Ako Var: Welcome back, (race). The hatchlings you frightened will live a better life without their captors.

 

Made For War [A] World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2


Made For War

Warmage Yurias: Some things are built with multiple purposes in mind. Some things are built with the sole purpose of destruction.

A massive construct called the Pyrestar Demolisher sits guarding Dawnseeker Promontory. Its purpose is solely to destroy. It must be dismantled.

Completion

Warmage Yurias: Excellent work, (race). The problem with constructs is they can always be rebuilt.

I imagine it will not take the Sunreavers long to build a new death machine.

 

High Recognition [A] World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2


High Recognition

Lady Jaina Proudmoore: Your presence on the battlefield cannot be ignored. I would like to give you something extra for your efforts, (class).

Rewards: Arcane Trove, 24g-72s, 50 Conquest Points and 5 Lesser Charm of Good Fortune.

Note: Among the known random items that can be found by opening the Arcane Trove are: Spirit of Harmony, Elder Charm of Good Fortune and Lei Shen summoning stone.

 

Old Enemies [A] World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2


Old Enemies

Vereesa Windrunner: To think, we were once on the same side! The Sunreavers’ treachery caught us all off guard. Never again!

They have shown their true natures to us. Siding with Garrosh and his madness has marked them all for death.

Kill any agent of the Sunreavers that you find. We will show them no mercy here.

Objectives

Kill 10 Sunreaver agents or players on the Isle of Thunder.

Completion

Vereesa Windrunner: You have put a good dent in the Sunreaver forces here. Like vermin, there will always be more. We must be at the ready at all times.

 

Mana Scavengers [A] World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2


Mana Scavengers

Captain Elleane Wavecrest: Sometimes, even the smallest creatures can be the biggest threat.

The Sunreavers brought mana wyrms with them. Though small in size they have the ability to cripple our casters in combat. Many have learned the hard way not to underestimate them.

They must be dealt with and quickly.

Objectives

Kill 9 Sunreaver Mana Wyrms.

Completion

Captain Elleane Wavecrest: You’ve made excellent progress today, (class). Rest assured however, our work here is nowhere close to done.

 

Breaking Down the Defenses [A] World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2


Breaking Down the Defenses

Captain Elleane Wavecrest: Even the strongest defense can still have a weakness, (class). We just need to find the weakness in the Sunreaver’s defense and then exploit it as much as possible.

Scouts have reported the use of perimeter wards around Dawnseeker Promontory. They’re powerful, but not deadly.

Disabling them would allow us to keep closer watch on their activities.

Objectives

Destroy 6 Sunreaver Perimeter Wards around Dawnseeker Promontory.

Completion

Captain Elleane Wavecrest: Excellent work, (race)! I was able to get a few of my scouts behind their lines before the perimeter wards were repaired.

 

Charged Moganite [A] World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2


Charged Moganite

Warmage Yurias: We have been dispatching spies into the Sunreaver base of operations on a daily basis. Some had orders to recover charged moganite from the enemy and bring it here.

They have not returned, and I can confirm they have left the Sunreaver base.

Search the jungle between here and there and find any of the charged moganite that might have been lost in transit. Bring it to me and we will put it to good use.

Objectives

Recover a Charged Moganite and bring it to Warmage Yurias.

Progression

Note: There is more than one Charged Moganite. Players can identify it by looking for the big interacive icon floating above the item. After clicking the Charged Moganite, the item is clipped on the character’s back. Similar to the Warsong Gulch flag, players have to walk all the way back to the Violet Rise and turn in the quest at Warmage Yurias. Players can’t mount while carrying the Charged Moganite.

Warmage Yurias: Mmm. This is a good crystal. You have done well, (name).

(Charged Moganite returned to Violet Rise: 1/1)

Completion

Warmage Yurias: Well done, champion. This artifact will be put to better use in our hands than in the hands of the Sunreavers.

 
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