Mists Of Pandaria

Catch up on lore with our guide to Warcraft in print Since the release of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans back in 1994, Blizzard has been building a massive universe around the world of Azeroth. That’s 22 years of story to catch up on — and 22 years worth of novels, short stories, comics, and other reading material. Where exactly do you begin, if you want to...

Lightsworn: Changing your healing style to match tier bonuses I love getting new tier sets. Not just for the obvious benefits they have on our healing numbers, but because they often encourage us to adjust the way we play to accommodate special procs, shortened cooldowns, or bonus spell charges. I find it tremendously fun to mix things up every now and then — it...




Legion and the iteration of design One of the things that hits me every time I accidentally use my Garrison Hearthstone (or deliberately — it’s an easy way to get to the portals in Stormshield) is that my Garrison is basically my Order Hall, but a more primitive version of it. The Order Hall works better because there are more variety...

Would you like queueable Scenarios? Back in Mists of Pandaria we had a fun little thing called Scenarios, similar to the things that happen now when you’re doing a certain hard quest out in the world or as part of your class order hall campaign. Except these were for up to three people. You could queue for  them, and they...

First Mists of Pandaria Timewalking event has begun By the time we were leaving Pandaria, I was pretty sick of the place. But it’s been long enough that I’ve developed a little nostalgia — and just in time, too, because Mists of Pandaria Timewalking arrives in WoW today. Though the event was added to the game’s rotation in January, this week marks its...

Could a Cataclysm-style expansion work? One of the things players really seem to love in expansions is that they be self contained. One of the big complaints about Cataclysm was that it wasn’t — you went from zone to zone without any cohesion. There wasn’t a big new ‘place’ to explore like Northrend, Pandaria or Draenor. Everything was kind of...




Would you accept a complete departure in WoW? Warlords of Draenor had several problems — a lack of endgame content, a truncated storyline and a dearth of development where more than a year passed between the Hellfire raid and the next patch. This all left players feeling bored and unhappy. There was also a severe feeling of U-Turn with the Iron Horde suddenly...

Warcraft in Print
Catch up on lore with our guide to Warcraft in print Since the release of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans back in 1994, Blizzard has been building a massive universe around the world of Azeroth. That’s 22 years of story to catch up on — and 22 years worth of novels, short stories, comics, and other reading material. Where exactly do you begin, if you want to...



What do you do when feeling lazy? For me, my ultimate I feel like taking it easy today activity is to go run old Mists of Pandaria LFR for transmog looks. It’s just super easy, it takes absolutely no effort on my part, I don’t have to work at all and that’s just fine by me. Sometimes I’m not in the mood...

New Timewalking rewards coming with Pandaria Timewalking in patch 7.1.5 Are you ready to head back to Pandaria? I have to admit that I’m not (possibly because it feels like we just wrapped it up on our leveling livestream), but like it or not Mists of Pandaria Timewalking is coming with patch 7.1.5. The game’s latest Timewalking bonus event is for players level 91+ and will...

Archimonde casts Nether Tear
Expansions, cycles, and player interest in WoW There are players out there right now who are done playing Legion. There are people who will be done with it in less than a month. And there are people who stopped playing World of Warcraft because of it. They took a look at the changes coming, said “This expansion isn’t for me,” and unsubscribed...

Black Dragonflight
Know Your Lore: Remnants of the Black Dragonflight Wrathion has been mysteriously absent. For a dragon so utterly concerned with the Burning Legion’s return in Mists of Pandaria, this is more than a little suspect. At the same time, one has to wonder what the apparent last known survivor of the Black Dragonflight has been up to while we’ve been off on Draenor....

Know Your Lore: Who is Jaina Proudmoore? A couple of years ago, I wrote about Jaina Proudmoore’s progress as a character after the loss of Theramore and the events in Mists of Pandaria. At the time, I was happy that the character was seeing some kind of movement – something beyond hoping for diplomacy and peace. It seemed as though Jaina was...

Son of the Wolf
Know Your Lore: The case for Anduin Wrynn I’ll just say it. I’ve found Anduin Wrynn’s peacemaking approach tiresome in the past. Especially in Mists of Pandaria, where he made me follow him all over the continent because he felt like exploring. And as if that wasn’t enough, he dragged me into a conflict with Garrosh Hellscream and got himself crushed while destroying a...

Going down?
Totem Talk: Enhancement Shaman before Legion and previous expansions Well, it’s happened now — Legion has been dated and we know exactly when we’re going to be getting our Burning Legion invasion. This is kind of a good thing, since it means a bit less speculating, but it also means that we’re pretty well settled on the near-final version of Enhancement Shaman. Things are...

Know Your Lore: Baine Bloodhoof Baine Bloodhoof certainly wasn’t a high-profile leader in Warlords of Draenor, nor was he more than a minor character in the events presented in Mists. But in the novels and behind the scenes, Baine has far more influence than you’d expect, both from a Tauren leader, and from a leader so new to his position....