After a bit of mucking about I’ve followed the horde of wow players in Mists and created a new Monk, as my distraction and newbie toon. After a few posts about names I followed at least some of my own advice and called the Monk Tetsuho, which is an ancient Japanese firearm (or could mean silly Australian for all I know).
The plan is when I’m capped or frustrated beyond reckoning with the main, this little monk will get some play. I’m in no rush.
I love heirloom gear and Psynister has noted that we have some heirloom legs on the way for characters. Booya!
These new leg items are effective right up to level 85, which is no benefit for my plate wearers, but a huge deal for the alts and Monks that will be scraping XP from every mob, rock, and flower. The legs have a guild achievement to be unlocked (each profession at 600 in the guild) before they can be purchased, and that achievement is not possible to complete until MoP is released.
As an extra note he’s also got some details on the new Monk staff heirloom too – the Burnished Warden Staff. It’s a staff built for Agility dps and tanks, which smells like Monk to me. It is also available from the vendors as of patch 5.0.4 – its in game folks. It appears to only be useful up to level 80 though, and imho its darn ugly. An Obsidium Bladespear might be nicer looking for levels 80+.
All I need now is a sufficiently clever Panda Monk name… Great work Psy!
(edited to fix some errors in the information, thank you to Gen and Bristal for the comments)
I was doodling back in 2010 about what a monk might be link if introduced into World of Warcraft. As far as notes go, this was a long way from what Blizzard did. Thought it might be an easy quick distraction….
Goal: Get through a LFD run without bad mouthing another player, being rude, or otherwise being an asshat.
Awards: A sense of pride and happiness, and 10 points.
I want Monks in the game, as I’ve said before. And now wow.com backs me up.
Expect a long rant about this soon, and yes I know I have a snowball’s chance in hell of getting this anytime soon.
A melee healer and dps is not game breaking. It will mean a new set of dps gear needed, something like cloth with agility on it, much like the rogue and cat gear now.
For healing maybe they’d need to me mana users, but with all the new stat changes being talked about an int and spirit based healer cloth gear is not a stretch at all.
C’mon Blizzard – Monk us.
The Instance #179 & #180 talks about new mounts, and by all things holy I think we can go way past riding Hoverboards and Wasps, we can reference the fun ideas in a shared topic on Blog Azeroth, which started it up for me a while back in August 2008.
We might soon see submarines, and all sorts of oceanic mounts. I expect I’ll never see the phoenix or another ultra-low-drop-rate mount, but some of the stuff the Instance crew talk about in #179, and touch on in #180 is interesting.
Just saying its a great thing to add in an expansion, gives breadth of fun to everyone, and has no balance issues to speak of really. And I kind of support a Jetpack for Engineers; more so it can explode or go out of control.
Go read the some spoilers from wow.com’s article on the new instance coming soon in the Dragon Shrine, a few small spoilers in there but nothing event changing. Kind of flavour spoilers.
“Help! I am trapped within this tree! I require aid!” – Somebody in the script department was not thinking; this is a dragon? A powerful creature? Beast of legend? No, not really very impressive.
I bet at least 25 blog posts, and a few podcasts will have this as their names.
Now this is a helm that fits the style of Wrath of the Lich King. Awesome.
News just in - WoWHead Blog has a post with some new armor models.
Link has all the nice models by category. There will be some new visual reasons to attack the content after all.
And wowhead has that cool 3d viewer, so you can really see the detail.
A few mates created a guild – and proudly I was involved in both the signing of the charter and the stupidity that created the guild name.
Flee in terror of your new Chicken Overlords – “Bok Bok BGerk” has arrived.
Just like most players in wow I am pondering the new content. A reasonably predictable set of questions and thoughts are pinging through my mind, from looking forward to the first instance runs, to getting disorientated all over again in new zones. As I scanned websites and read about the new areas I go to thinking about the original game (or old world) too.
What was the most powerful impression from the Old World?
The original game (if you can call it that with the xpac areas which are added) is full of fantastic scapes and geography. One of my favourites is pictured above – the entrance to Loch Modan. Continue reading