Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Upcoming GamePatch 5.2.0 Highlights - in short

Patch Highlights

  • Three new factions: Kirin-Tor Offensive led by Jaina Proudmoore and the Sunreaver Onslaught led by Lor'themar Theron. Players can choose to do PvE or PvP quests with these factions. A third faction, the Shado-Pan Assault, has impressive Valor rewards and reputation can only be earned in raids.
  • Two new world bosses: Nalak, the Storm Lord and Oondasta.
  • The new raid is the Throne of Thunder, which has 13 bosses, and 4 different segments on Raid Finder.
  • All world bosses are now Tap to Faction. This new system offers every eligible player of the same faction that engages a boss the chance to earn loot.
  • The legendary questline continues in 5.2, with the reward being some special helm-related perk.
  • Elite Battle Pets have been added to the game world--they will spawn alone against an entire team.
  • New tameable species for Hunters: Dire Horn.
  • PvP trinkets that clear loss of control effects will now also clear these effects from the player's pet as well.
  • Zandalari mobs will spawn in Pandaria zones, that will take small groups to defeat. They have a chance to drop crafting materials, reputation gains, an achievement, and even the chance to get one of three new rare mounts!
  • The Warlock-only questline for green-colored spells is back on the PTR.
  • New pets will be found on the Isle of Lightning, including Rare spawn drops, wild pets, and raid boss drops.
  • Level capped players will now have a chance to each Lesser Charms of Good Fortune after winning a pet battle versus a Pet within 5 levels of the highest level pet on their team.
  • Sunsong Ranch has a variety of changes, including buffed special crops and nerfed Wild Crops. The farm can eventually function as a player's personal inn as well.

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