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Spoiler disclaimer: this article contains many spoilers.

The Krasarang Wilds is a level 86-88 zone located east of Jade Forest and south of the Valley of the Four Winds.

The entire zone used to be under Mogu control, many thousands of years ago, when their empire ruled over Pandaria. The Krasarang Wilds have been the main battlefield of a war that the Mogu lost against the Saurok (a race of lizard-like humanoids that the Mogu had created). The various Mogu ruins scattered throughout the zone are a testament to their defeat.

Storyline

The awakening of the Sha on Pandaria has lead the Sha of Despair to break free from the control of the Red Crane (the August Celestial who watches over the Krasarang Wilds). As a consequence, you will travel through the area to help contain the manifestations of the Sha in Zhu's Watch and the Temple of the Red Crane.

Additionally, you will help scouting parties of your faction defend themselves against the Mogu who have decided to return to Pandaria and reclaim their former cities.

Towards the end of the quest lines, you will learn about the upcoming Mantid invasion in the Valley of the Four Winds and will be asked to warn Stoneplow.

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Screenshots

As we were progressing through the zone, we took a number of screenshots. You will find the best ones below.

Quests

The two main quest lines in the Krasarang Wilds are respectively started by the two following quests: Ken-Ken and Kang Bramblestaff, which are obtained early on when questing in the Valley of the Four Winds.

Ken-Ken Quest Line

Ken-Ken's quest line first takes you to Zhu's Watch and will progressively cause you to travel to the western side of the Krasarang Wilds. At times, you will be doing parts of Ken-Ken's quest line together with parts of Kang Bramblestaff's quest line. Note that we call the quest line Ken-Ken, but Ken-Ken is only present during the part that takes place in Zhu's Watch.

Kang Bramblestaff's Alliance Quest Line

Kang Bramblestaff will take Alliance players to the two settlements of their faction in the Krasarang Wilds: The Incursion and the Sentinel Basecamp.

Kang Bramblestaff's Horde Quest Line

Kang Bramblestaff will take Horde players to the two settlements of their faction in the Krasarang Wilds: Thunder Cleft and Dawnchaser Retreat.

Optional: Daggle Bombstrider from the Nesingwary Safari

Daggle Bombstrider, next to the Krasari Ruins, will offer you a few hunting quests. We advise you to do them at the same time as the quests in The Incursion (Alliance) or Thunder Cleft (Horde).

Optional: Fallsong Village

Located south-east of the Sentinel Basecamp, Fallsong Village is a small Jinyu settlement that is currently under attack by Saurok. Two quests will be offered to you there: Thieving Raiders and Raid Leader Slovan.

Optional: Marista

Marista is a small fisherman village located on the eastern side of the Nayeli Lagoon. You can decide to defend the fishermen against a sudden invasion of crocolisk by doing the following quest line:

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In Marista, Brewmaster Bo will let you queue for the Big Beach Brew Bash scenario at level 90.

Anglers Wharf is a fishing center where you will find Nat Pagle, the Anglers' Quartermaster, and daily quest givers.

Cradle of Chi-Ji is an island south-west of the Temple of the Red Crane. It is the birthplace of Chi-Ji, the Red Crane and will serve as a daily quest hub at level 90.

During the Mists of Pandaria press tour, it was announced that Krasarang Cove would serve as a battlefield between the Alliance and the Horde in Patch 5.1.0.

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Since this is the same level as Valley of the Four wind, I guess you have to choose one at level 86, after the Jade Forest? Which one would you pick based on looks, fun, questing experience?

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Just to let you know you can only read the first line of text under each screen shot so there is a couple that cut off mid sentance!

I hope you can tame those cute little waterskaters...

Looks quite good, it is nice to have more than one area for a level because it gives you a choice for alts!

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Just to let you know you can only read the first line of text under each screen shot so there is a couple that cut off mid sentance!

I noticed the same thing. It appears sometimes and it's imgur's fault, they're the ones providing the tools for displaying the album :P

Since this is the same level as Valley of the Four wind, I guess you have to choose one at level 86, after the Jade Forest? Which one would you pick based on looks, fun, questing experience?

Well, you don't really have a choice. The last event of Valley of the Four Wind requires you to finish the quest lines in Krasarang Wilds. Basically, you need to finish most of the quest lines in both zones in order to get the quests for Kun-Lai Summit.

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Well, you don't really have a choice. The last event of Valley of the Four Wind requires you to finish the quest lines in Krasarang Wilds. Basically, you need to finish most of the quest lines in both zones in order to get the quests for Kun-Lai Summit.

So you need to complete (most of) both zones in order to continue to the next one? Wouldn't that bring you 'too high' seeing that the next zone is lvl 87-89 and there's then 2 zones for level 89-90.

I'm asking because the main reason why I hate Outland right now is the fact that you skip half the zones and leave the other ones when you're only halfway through, just because leveling is so fast. Nowadays I just skip outland by grinding all the dungeons from level 60 to 68. (The Outland dungeons are really good BTW)

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It kind of does, I mean I'm half-way through Kun-Lai Summit (not even) and I'm at 13M/17M exp through level 88. Though, you need to take into account that I've done all the optional quest lines in Jade Forest, Valley of the Four Winds, and Krasarang Wilds. I'm certain they're worth about 10M exp or more.

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Not sure if I'm keen on fully finishing zones while I'm levelling. I always go back for Loremaster and achieves afterwards but generally move on to the new zones ASAP for better loot etc.

Do you feel the quests where enjoyable enough until the end Damien? Some zones you start to feel the lag after a while and you want to move zone!

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Speaking about exp, I thought that 80-85 was insane, jumped from 1 million to 10 million exp in just a few levels. What are the exp caps now? 12-14-17...?

I'll also get a nice boost, completing 25 dailies the day before the expansion, and hand them in the minute the servers go live. Then hide in a corner and grind dungeons because I would get killed and scream like a little girl (and cryPosted Image ) in the questing areas.

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Since this is the same level as Valley of the Four wind, I guess you have to choose one at level 86, after the Jade Forest? Which one would you pick based on looks, fun, questing experience?

I'll be going for VotFW purely because Krasarang Wilds looks like it will have a lot of swimming involved, and swimming is annoying.

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There's actually very little swimming in the Krasarang Wilds. I think there's just one quest that requires you to go kill some fish. Then, one of the optional quest lines features two quests where you need to swim for a bit.

Regarding the Exp. caps, I don't remember level 85 and 86, but 87 to 88 was 14M, 88 to 89 was 17M and 89 to 90 is 21M.

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There's actually very little swimming in the Krasarang Wilds. I think there's just one quest that requires you to go kill some fish. Then, one of the optional quest lines features two quests where you need to swim for a bit.

Regarding the Exp. caps, I don't remember level 85 and 86, but 87 to 88 was 14M, 88 to 89 was 17M and 89 to 90 is 21M.

Sounds like a lot! 1-90 new toons is going to be hell! Think I'll pass on a monk for now :P

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Sounds like a lot! 1-90 new toons is going to be hell! Think I'll pass on a monk for now Posted Image

Keep in mind that the experience rewards from quests have also been increased. I don't think it takes significantly longer than it did it in Cataclysm or Wrath of the Lich King. It's not fast, either, though.

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At level 89, quests reward 180k experience ;)

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Keep in mind that the experience rewards from quests have also been increased. I don't think it takes significantly longer than it did it in Cataclysm or Wrath of the Lich King. It's not fast, either, though.

No no ofc its all relative in terms of experience per quest etc, its more the whole 1-90 in one go (even when they nerf the Cata exp required like they did for Outland and Northrend etc).

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For levelling, I think I will do the same as I did for Cataclysm; I will go through every single quest while levelling for the sheer experience. All of them. Just because I can! I really look forward to this, you know! :D

I'm a bit worried that the xp requirement isn't increased in that area to ensure you don't outlevel the areas! =[

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For levelling, I think I will do the same as I did for Cataclysm; I will go through every single quest while levelling for the sheer experience. All of them. Just because I can! I really look forward to this, you know! :D

I'm a bit worried that the xp requirement isn't increased in that area to ensure you don't outlevel the areas! =[

You will see that the questing experience is a lot better than in Cataclysm. The background story is pretty amazing and you get the feeling that you're exploring something really new.

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ya know, i have MoP beta.... now i feel guilty for not playing it......it was taking FOREVER to download..........guess i better get on it so i can help contribute :) What would be the best way for me to do so? leveling a panda monk? let me know! Im happy to help! <3

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Aye I won't be leveling a monk straight away as I really can't hack a 1-90... Will do my main, one of my alts, gear them up then eventually get the other alts up THEN consider a panda... when I am bored of everything else!

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You will see that the questing experience is a lot better than in Cataclysm. The background story is pretty amazing and you get the feeling that you're exploring something really new.

I actually really liked the levelling in Cataclysm, so I expect MoP to be wtfpwnawesomebbq now! :D

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