Getting Started with MoP

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Following is a list of resources with information or guides relating to the class, world and system changes that MoP brings. These are thing you'll want to look into in order to get raid ready asap and take advantage of this extra week we have available before raids start:

  • This site already has very detailed class guides that covers talents, glyphs, rotations and other recommended actions. They are located in their main page under the "Classes" dropdown in the top of the page.
  • As always, Elitist Jerks has updated their forum threads for a lot of specs with good theorycrafting and rotation info. They are the only ones I've seen with an active Monk forum for all 3 specs.
  • Valor Points are capped at 1000 per wk / 3000 total, rewards will come from reputation vendors with the different faction. The factions are:

  • The Tillers is the new reputation for WoW's "Farmville" equivalent. You will want to get that leveled quickly (quest chain starts at 85), as it will give you access to easily leveling cooking AND, most importantly, to inv_misc_coin_18.jpgLesser Charm of Good Fortune. Combining the lesser charms will give you a greater charm which can be used in raiding to gain an extra "free" roll when a boss drops loot.
  • Remember as you level that you want to keep any item that says it's a "cooking ingredient". Stick it in your bank or the guildbank, either way it will more than likely be useful when leveling cooking. The new cooking paradigm splits things up into different specializations and you need to learn all 6 specializations before you can make the highest stat feast.
  • Before you run your first LFR or regular raid, remember to pick up the legendary quest chain from Wrathion <The Black Prince>. The reward is a legendary gem usable on a set of weapons that drop of the last few bosses in the new raids. Once you finish the quest chain you'll be able to buy whatever gem is relevant to your spec.
  • Wrathion also has a quest asking you to level up other reps, so might as well pick that up when you swing by.
  • The Black Market Auction House is also at the inn where you find Wrathion, don't forget to browse it for possible Heroic raid gear.
  • Challenge Modes are going to be something else we will be getting into. The Devs are really hyping them up to possibly be harder than hardmodes, read up as much as you can and be ready for them.
  • Brewfest will be going on during this week. The boss is lvl 90 appropriate MoP gear, think of this as a quick way of getting loot as well.
  • The Harvest Festival will also be happening, you can use that to quickly level cooking on any new characters.
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Some fun facts to add...

Your BoA Helm and Cloak WILL affect your experience gains from 85 to 86. 15% extra experience will be well worth de-equipping your 410 helm and 397 cloak for this rather hefty gain for just one level. Remember, for dungeons and ilvl requirements, your helm and cloak will be worth 1 in terms of ilvls severely depreciating your overall ilvl. Just keep your helm and cloak in your bags and your ilvl will stay the same.

Before your grind starts, remember to log into each of your alts. Your alts will not begin accumulating rested experience until you log into them AFTER MoP launches. If you're alt heavy like me, save yourself some time and hassle and log into each of them at some point (maybe not right at launch, but 6 or 7am when the player volume has decreased)

Brewfest will be going on during this week. The boss is lvl 90 appropriate MoP gear, think of this as a quick way of getting loot as well.

This is false. Brewfest was shoved back one week to allow characters one week to hit level 90 before any events begin.

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