|Platform Win, Mac||Publisher Blizzard Entertainment||Developer Blizzard Entertainment||Release Date 2012-09-25|
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By Dave Tach on Mar 03, 2014 03.03.14
Blizzard Entertainment will discontinue sales of the Digital Deluxe Edition of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria in "approximately one week," according to an announcement posted today on Battle.net. The Digital Deluxe Edition, which launched alongside Mists of Pandaria exclusively in Blizzard's online store, will be retired "no sooner than March 10," according to Blizzard. Originally $59.99, you can purchase it while it lasts for $39.99 to get the expansion's full content plus an Imperial Quilen mount and Quilen pet, a Diablo 3 banner sigil and accent and StarCraft 2 portraits of the infested orc and the night elf Templar. Mists of Pandaria, the fourth expansion to the massively multiplayer online role-playing game, launched Sept. 25, 2012. It introduced the pandaren race and their...
By Tracey Lien on Dec 03, 2013 12.03.13
Blizzard Entertainment is extending its Black Friday sale to Jan. 1, the company announced today. The original Black Friday sale included discounts of up to 75 percent on World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Digital Deluxe Edition. It also offered 50 percent off StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm and Heart of the Swarm Digital Deluxe Edition. The European store offered (and continues to offer at the time of writing) similar discounts. All the digital offers can be gifted. The sale in the U.S. store ends Jan. 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
By Tracey Lien on Nov 26, 2013 11.26.13
Blizzard Entertainment's European digital store is having a winter sale, with discounts of up to 65 percent off. Customers can save 65 percent on World of Warcraft, which is usually €14.99 and is now €5. World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria has been discounted from €24.99 to €10. StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm have also been heavily discounted, dropping from €39.99 to €20. The sale applies for a limited time, and the digital purchases can be given as gifts. The deals are only available in the European Blizzard online store. UPDATE: Blizzard Entertainment's U.S. store is now offering up to 75 percent off World of Warcraft and 50 percent off StarCraft 2.
By Dave Tach on Sep 11, 2013 09.11.13
World of Warcraft patch 5.4, Siege of Orgrimmar, is now live in Blizzard Entertainment's massively multiplayer online role-paying game. The last major patch for Mists of Pandaria will introduce the 14-boss raid named in the title, set in the city of Orgrimmar, updates to player-versus-player arenas, class and game balance changes, a Flexible Raid type aimed at more casual or social players and more. For everything on patch 5.4, you can read Blizzard's detailed overview and watch a video overview of the new features.
By John Funk on Sep 09, 2013 09.09.13
A new video from Blizzard introduces all the new content to come in its next major game update to World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, Patch 5.4 — The Siege of Orgrimmar. The headline feature of Patch 5.4 is the titular raid instance, in which members of the Alliance and Horde alike seek to invade the Orcish capital city of Orgrimmar and remove the renegade Warchief Garrosh Hellscream from power. The Siege of Orgrimmar starts in the ruined Vale of Eternal Blossoms and ends in a labyrinthine base underneath Ragefire Chasm, which is coincidentally the lowest-level instanced dungeon in the game. Patch 5.4 introduces another difficulty setting for raids alongside this newest one. "Flex" raiding is meant to be a median point between the easier Looking For Raid difficulty and Normal...
By John Funk on Aug 15, 2013 08.15.13
A new trailer for World of Warcraft's patch 5.4, "Siege of Orgrimmar," features the leader of the Horde finally making his full-fledged turn as a villain. In the trailer, Horde warchief Garrosh Hellscream brings a locked chest into the sacred Vale of Eternal Blossoms before being confronted by the warrior Taran Zhu. The two exchange barbed words about Garrosh's father Grom, whose downfall was a major plot point in Warcraft 3, and come to blows. Garrosh is counting on the races of the Alliance and those he has excommunicated from the Horde to join forces and assault the Orcish capital city of Orgrimmar; the trailer shows some of the new boss fights and environments to come in the upcoming raid as players battle their way through the city and into the catacombs below. Garrosh concludes...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on May 06, 2013 05.06.13
Chinese internet company and World of Warcraft regional publisher NetEase is now taking pre-orders for a limited edition World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria-themed mahjong set, the company has revealed. Each set costs 1,288 renminbi ($209) and includes a fully playable mahjong game, complete with tiles, table mats featuring WoW game maps, dividers and chips, all in a thematic wooden carrying case. The board's decals are designed to look like artwork straight out of World of Warcraft, with a color palette reminiscent of that used for structures and environments in Mists of Pandaria. According to a listing on the NetEase page, only 1000 of these mahjong sets will be made available worldwide, although the set only appears to be sold through the Chinese-based company. More photos,...
World of Warcraft players rack up 8.7 million achievements per day, but only one is a Legendary Pet Brawler
By Michael McWhertor on Mar 30, 2013 03.30.13
Since Blizzard Entertainment added achievements to its massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft in 2008, players have earned more than 13 billion of the virtual accolades — on average, about 8.7 million a day, said the game's lead content designer Cory Stockton. Stockton spoke about Blizzard's approach to designing and implementing achievements in World of Warcraft and its many expansions at a GDC panel this week, explaining that the virtual rewards are more than just a "badge of honor" for players, they're also a pathway for players to explore new content. They can encourage players to adventure to new zones and revisit dungeons to explore them in different ways. World of Warcraft's achievement design follows a set of rules, Stockton said. They should be...
By Samit Sarkar on Mar 13, 2013 03.13.13
World of Warcraft developer Blizzard Entertainment released patch 5.2 for Mists of Pandaria last week, and the update was partly intended to bring back elements from earlier expansions, said lead systems designer Greg Street in an interview with IGN. "We felt like since [2010's World of Warcraft: Cataclysm], we'd lost our way a little bit," said Street. "We had some really epic quests and we've told some great stories, but the second-to-second combat out in the field wasn't as interesting." With patch 5.2, "The Thunder King," Blizzard wanted to "make a lot of cool stuff for players to do out in the world," Street explained. Some of that cool stuff exists on the isolated Isle of Giants. It's a new zone in which flying mounts are disabled, so players have to be wary of the elite...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Mar 11, 2013 03.11.13
The latest patch for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria will fine-tune balance and tweak specific abilities across all classes, according to a series of posts on Battle.net explaining the changes. Unholy Death Knights have had their "quality of life" improved through several spell adjustments that make the battlefield easier to maneuver. Two player-versus-player abilities, Strangulate and Asphyxiate, now have reduced cooldown periods and a handful of other Blood-based attacks have been buffed. Druids have received healing buffs across the board, and the Wild Mushroom item has been redesigned to collect Druids' healing spells and unleash them all at once upon "blooming." Hunters' Marksmanship abilities now do increased damage and have a small boost applied to certain self-healing...