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Mists of Pandaria Timewalking Preview [Official]

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Timewalking is one of those great ideas that was implemented and is just begging to be expanded to raids as well as dungeons, but until that happens at least we're getting some more old 5 mans to enjoy with the addition of MoP to the Timewalking roster!

You can also check out our own preview of the new additions here.

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In patch 7.1.5, you’ll get to join the denizens of Azeroth in a new journey back in time to the days of the lifting of the mists—Timewalking is coming to the islands of Pandaria.

For players at level 91 and higher, this means a new Bonus Event every few weeks that operates very much like other Timewalking Bonus Events to Outland, Northrend, and Cataclysm.

 

A Return to Pandaria

When you queue up for this new round of Timewalking, you’ll find yourself heading into:

  • Temple of the Jade Serpent
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Rising high above the east coast of Pandaria, the Temple of the Jade Serpent stands as a sacred monument to the legendary pandaren emperor Shaohao's victory over the Sha of Doubt thousands of years ago. Recently, a disastrous conflict in the Jade Forest unleashed the sha, and several of the entities have raided the temple's most treasured stores of wisdom and knowledge.

  • Stormstout Brewery
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When Chen Stormstout arrived in the Valley of the Four Winds, he journeyed to the renowned brewery of his namesake, hoping to connect with his relatives. What he found was his ancestral home in disarray. Under the watch of the incompetent Uncle Gao, loathsome virmen and unruly hozen have infiltrated the brewery, sparking a destructive revel that will soon devastate the region's supply of tasty brews.

  • Shado-Pan Monastery
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War has spread across Pandaria, and the destructive conflict between the Horde and Alliance has led to turmoil in the majestic Shado-Pan Monastery. There, three malevolent entities--the Sha of Violence, the Sha of Hatred, and the Sha of Anger--have erupted from their prisons. Although the Sha of Anger fled the secluded monastery completely, the remaining sha have begun wreaking havoc on the site's brave Shado-Pan defenders.

  • Mogu’shan Palace
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The ancient Mogu'shan Palace is the last true bastion of mogu strength on mainland Pandaria. Three of their great clans recently gathered at this stunning location to meet with their king, Xin the Weaponmaster. This mighty ruler has formulated a bold plan to unite his scattered people and reclaim the glory of their fallen empire. With turmoil gripping Pandaria, Xin's lofty dream of conquest could become reality.

  • Siege of Niuzao Temple
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Niuzao Temple extends across two fortified islands far beyond a towering wall called the Serpent's Spine. For years, tenacious pandaren defenders have protected the narrow bridges connecting the isles, staving off any would-be invaders. Yet recently, the mantid created their own bridge--a massive tree root--and seized one of the islands by surprise. Now, these brutal insectoids are poised to assault Niuzao's remaining guardians.

  • Gate of the Setting Sun
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For generations, a massive wall called the Serpent's Spine has protected the denizens of Pandaria from periodic assaults by the rampaging, insect-like mantid. This brutal race's cycle of aggression recently began earlier than expected, catching the wall's defenders off guard. As the mightiest mantid warriors charge the battle-worn gates, Pandaria must hold back the most devastating army in the land's recorded history.

Timeless Rewards

There’s a new Timewalking Vendor on the Timeless Isle. Mistweaver Xia is waiting to take your hard earned Timewarped Badges in exchange for all sorts of wondrous rewards:

  • Reins of the Heavenly Jade Cloud Serpent (Yu’lei, Daughter of Jade mount)
  • 2 new pets—Infinite Hatchling (dragonkin) and Paradox Spirit (aquatic)
  • Reputation Tokens for all major Pandaria factions and friendship items
  • 2 new Toys—Adopted Puppy Crate and Portable Yak Wash
  • Chilled Satchel of Vegetables, to help chefs who've missed out on Pandaren cuisine
  • Updated equipment selections from Pandaria factions

That’s right-- this will be the first Timewalking Bonus Event to include pets as rewards. Both of the new pets have a new ability for pet battles: Temporal Anomaly, which significantly reduces the speed of the enemy team.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to earn valuable reputation with Pandaria factions while challenging dungeons. Every Mists of Pandaria faction holds handsome rewards for players who maximize reputation with them. For example, you’ll be able to obtain Commendations for Emperor Shaohao from Mistweaver Xia, which could lead to a Heavenly Golden Cloud Serpent (mount) or Celestial Defender’s Medallion (toy) for you. If you haven’t yet maximized your rep with Golden Lotus, there are Riding Crane mounts in your future!

You’ve Got Scaled

As with other Timewalking Bonus events, when you queue up for Pandaria dungeons, your power and defenses will be scaled down to appropriate levels for those dungeons on Heroic difficulty. When you defeat bosses in Mists of Pandaria Timewalking, you’ll receive loot that scales with your level, up to item level 830—perfect for characters who are gearing up in Legion dungeons.

Encounters such as Yan-Zhu the Uncasked in Stormstout Brewery or Taran Zhu in Shado-Pan Monastery will once again put you and your party to the test.

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

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      The hub got updated with a bunch of new articles including new customization options for Blood Elves, talent updates for Alpha Build 26287, new creature models and a post dealing with global cooldowns in Battle for Azeroth.
      March 22
      A new Alpha Build arrived on Battle for Azeroth Alpha realms. Blizzard added the Dark Iron Dwarf racial mount, two Dwarf Paladin Ram mounts and more!
      March 21
      We added our preview of Island Expeditions to the website.
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      Blizzard had to temporarily disable Communities due to some bugs, but the feature will be reactivated for testing on a few realms today.
      If you're playing on one of the realms below and experience issues with the new feature submit your bug reports here. Don't forget to check out the official Communities preview!
      Blizzard (Source)
      We’re planning to run an initial test of re-activating the Communities feature on a few realms this morning. Those realms are:
      Black Dragonflight Gul’dan Skullcrusher Lightbringer Mal’ganis This test is scheduled to begin at roughly 9 AM Pacific time. If you’re on one of the above realms, please let us know if you experience any issues once Communities have been re-enabled. Thanks!