Challenge Modes are a new feature in Mists of Pandaria that allows coordinated 5-player groups to jump into Heroic dungeons and attempt to set time-trial records. These blindingly fast times are displayed for all to see, but if being famous on the interwebz wasn't enough, the groups who can achieve gold medals are also awarded with unique gear looks for use in Transmogrification-with a twist.
The currency conversion coming with Mists of Pandaria is going to happen in three stages, and this is how we plan for it to progress.
On Tuesday, July 17, at 01:30 CEST, you can join the World of Warcraft Encounter, Level Design, Class Design, and QA teams in the Mists of Pandaria beta for a few rounds of random battlegrounds. The blues will be testing Temple of Kotmogu and Silvershard Mine, and we hope you’ll join us.
In the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria beta, we’re introducing a new technology that will enable players to meet up and group with other players in under populated areas of the world such as low level zones or areas that other players may have outleveled or moved on from. This technology will allow players to form a group with other players from within a select pool of realms in order to quest just like they normally would while still allowing the social structures of their home realms to remain intact.
The 2012 World of Warcraft Arena Pass has begun with the Practice Phase — this is your opportunity to experiment, formulate your strategies, and master the moves that will carry you through to victory! You may want to try out a few alternate team compositions before the serious fighting begins. Which classes do you want your three characters to be and what specs will they have? Now is the time to prepare for the Ladder Phase that begins on May 9, in exactly two weeks.
The Arena Pass realm is soon to open its doors, and we want to see what you’re getting up to! The Arena Pass is not only for those with the drive to become a Vengeful Gladiator – many of you just want to have some fun, experience something new in PvP, or try out a new class in the white heat of battle. So it’s time to share your adventures!
We’re pleased to announce that registration for the 2012 World of Warcraft Arena Pass is now open! Now is the time to get your teammates together and register for the most thrilling Arena competition World of Warcraft has to offer.
Hey, how about that landslide of Mists of Pandaria information? It has taken a few days, and will probably take a few more, for the nuance of everything to really sink in. One of the topics we've been getting lots of questions about is the crazy new loot model we're introducing in Mists. We've answered several related questions in the forums, but thought it might be prudent to just put all the information in one place.
The World of Warcraft®: Mists of Pandaria™ beta test has begun! Over the course of the test, we’ll be inviting Annual Pass holders, press, fansites, friends and family, and opt-in beta testers to participate. This first phase of the beta focuses on the 1-10 starting experience for new Pandaren. High-level content as well as template characters will become available in future beta updates, but you can still copy over your own high level characters now if you’d like to test the new talent system.