Monday, March 19, 2012

Mists of Pandaria info at MMO Champion

http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/2687-Mists-of-Pandaria-Press-Tour

Media Presentation - Dungeons
  • Stormstout Brewery
    • The Hozan have invaded and Chen Stormstout has tasked you with clearing them out.
    • They are having knife fights, seeing things, and sleeping because they got into the beer. You run around on barrels trying to break up the party.
    • And after you defeat enough of them, Ook-ook, the boss that is up on the ledge, will come down and the first boss encounter here will start.
    • The second section has the Virmen, which are evil, crazy bunnies that will eat anything.
    • The biggest Virmen of them all is Hoptallus, the next boss. He has a furlwind attack and carrot breath that you have to avoid.
    • The third section has old beer that has gone bad and come alive. It has Stormbrew Alementals and spirits.
    • The final boss is Yan-Zhu the Uncasked a beer elemental.
  • Scholomance
    • The artists have added a lot of new art throughout the dungeon, including new undead models.
    • New lighting and particle effects have been added as well.
    • Jandice Barov still uses a lot of illusions to try and attack you, but they have been able to really punch up that encounter a lot.
    • Lillian Voss is now in the room full of skeletons being raised. She is here for revenge against Darkmaster Gandling, who is taunting her.
    • The old classroom had benches added and creepy paintings on the wall that are always watching you.
    • Darkmaster Gandling is the final boss, who still sends you into his rooms with undead that you must fight your way out of.
  • There will be nine level 90 heroics for players as well as three raids with 14 raid bosses. All of the raids are all going to have three difficulties.
  • In Cataclysm so much of the mindshare went into the revamp of the level 1-60 zones and the creation of the content itself, that they didn't really have an opportunity to create a lot of those new types of gameplay elements.