Mists of Pandaria Beta Recap

Discover what is new, whats hot, and which of your favorite features have been moved to the back burner, in this recap of the Mists of Pandaira beta.

up with the changes
happening in any beta is difficult and the World of Warcraft: Mists of
Pandaria beta is no exception. The beta is in a near constant state of
disarray with things being added and removed almost daily. To say the
least, it is quite the task to keep up with things and can become
rather frustrating.

In order to alleviate some of
this frustration, we here at Ten Ton Hammer have pulled together a
listing of everything we feel is important to know about the Mists of
Pandaria beta. .Below you will find where the beta currently stands,
what changes and additions are particularly exciting, and what has been
tossed on the backburner for the time being. So read onward and say
goodbye to those beta changes blues, at least for the moment.

Mists of Pandaria Beta Overview

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Mists of Pandaria beta probably resembles what the finsihed product
will look like.

Currently players entering into
the Mists of Pandaria beta will find a vastly different product from
the one experienced by those who experienced it in its infancy. The
beta today feels like a mostly done product. Having a near constant
stream of feedback over the course of several months apparently has
paid off. While there are still many features, raids, and arenas
unavailable players will find that the beta will offer a rich
experience that is a good indicator of the finished product.

With that being said, this is
still a beta and things are far perfect. For example in any given day
there is a good chance quest items won’t spawn no matter how
many mobs you kill, abilities will only function half the time or not
at all, and sometimes the entire thing will crash and burn in a fiery
ball of glory that will make even the most calm WoW player contemplate
/face palming.

Don’t let the
problems deter you from experiencing the Mists of Pandaira beta while
it is still available. This is the perfect time to not only test
the cool new features, zones, and other goodies coming in the newest
expansion, but also provides you with a chance to have your voice heard
about what changes need to be made to make this expansion great. Sure
the beta is unpolished, but it is exactly this lack of refinement that
can make it so appealing. Wondering what you should be checking out
once you log into the beta? Read onward to
find out!

Mists of Pandaria Beta New

As mentioned above, the beta is
already pretty well developed and many of the most exciting features
have already been implemented. However, the most recent addition to the
Mists of Pandaria family is sure to turn more than a few WoW
player’s heads.

Cross-Realm Zones

Cross-Realm Zones are exactly
what they sound
like; zones that are literally shared between realms. This new feature
is designed to help populate typically under populated areas such as
low level zones or other areas that most players have already
“grown” out of. Never again will you be the only
level 5 player questing your way diligently through Durotar.

Much like battlegrounds,
Cross-Realm Zones will allow players to form a group with players from
select realms. When in a Cross-Realm Zone, nothing will change except
that the zone will contain extra players from other realms. You may
group and interact with these additional players freely with only a few
trade restrictions in place. For more information on this exacting new
feature check out Blizzards official page on Cross-Realm Zones or
simply log into the beta to experience it for yourself!

Mists of Pandaria Beta Must

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new talent system is one of the biggest changes coming to the Mists of
Pandaria beta and is a must see for beta testers. 

With so many new things to see
inside the Mists of Pandaria beta, one can easily become overwhelmed
with trying ot decide what they should make a priority. Below you will
find a list of things that we here at Ten Ton Hammer are a must-see for
every player in the beta. So if you haven’t seen these
features yet, get out there and experience them for yourself because
the beta won’t last forever. 

Revamped Dungeons

No matter if you have been
playing WoW from the start, or if you have jumped on the bandwagon more
recently, you have probably been asking yourself when some of the old
dungeons would be getting a facelift. The answer to this question is
now. Ragefire Chasm, Scarlet Monastery, and Scholomance have been
totally revamped in the Mists of Pandaria beta and are better than ever
before. Fans of these instances should not miss out on the chance to
get an early look at these old dungeon favorites.

Cross-Realm Zones

Cross-Realm Zones, as detailed
above, are the newest addition to the Mists of Pandaria beta and thus
should be at the top of every players must see list. Cross-Realm Zones
available for testing in the beta include: Northern Barrens, Ashenvale,
Azshara, Darkshore, Westfall, and Silithus. Not only will you be one of
the first to try out this exciting new feature, but you will have the
chance to give important feedback on it as well.

Talent System

While the addition of a brand
new race and class is pretty exciting stuff, one of the other major
changes coming to WoW in the not so distant future is a totally new
talent system. Everything you think you know about talents gets blown
out the window in Mists of Pandaria and the beta is the perfect place
to check it out. Try out new specs, learn about new spells, or just get
a feel for how this new talent system will work so you are prepared for
when it goes live.

Pandaria and the Monk

While it probably
doesn’t need to be said, every player should be taking at
least a glimpse into Pandaria. Wild and beautiful, Pandaria is truly
something special. Going hand in hand with this new land is a brand new
class; the Monk. Promising to offer up a play style that we
haven’t experienced before inside WoW, trying out the Monk is
a must in the Mists of Pandaria beta.

Mists of Pandaria Backburner

It is true that the Mists of
Pandaria beta is a pretty polished product, however, in order to fine
tune the current material, Blizzard has put a few things on the
backburner. The list below includes many (but not all) of the items
that are currently being left to simmer until a later date:

  • Level 90
  • PVE Scenarios
  • Dungeon Challenge Modes
  • Pandaren Mounts
  • Dreadwastes
  • Vale of Eternal Blossoms
Dungeons and Raids
  • Gate of the Setting Sun
  • Heroic Stormstout Brewery
  • Heroic Temple of the Jade
  • Heroic Shado-Pan Monastery
  • Heroic Mogu-Shan’s
  • Heroic Gate of the Setting
  • Heroic Siege of Niuzao Temple
  • Heroic Revamped Scholomance
  • Mogu-Shan Vaults
  • Terrace of the Endless Spring
  • Heart of the Fear
Battlegrounds and Arena
  • Tol'vir Arena
  • Silvershard Mine
  • Temple of Kotmogu

What would you suggest other
players check out in the Mists of Pandaria beta? Which of the
backburner features are you most looking forward to? Share your
thoughts with us in the comments section below!

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