Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. The patch 5.0.4 PTR is live now, complete with patch notes. While it’s not Mists itself, it’s another milestone on the road and another sign that a release date might just be coming our way soon. The big news for me this week though is the possibility of a Digital Deluxe version of the expansion. As someone who makes almost all of his media purchases in digital form these days, including his computer games, I love that I may finally have that choice in Mists. On the other hand, I’ve been buying those big old Collector’s Edition boxes for years now. Do I really want to break that tradition?
While I sit here and agonize over my answer, why don’t you check out our usual roundup of the past seven days’ news? Downtime this week is just another set of rolling restarts — but hey, why not give the servers a few more minutes to calm down?
Hot news and features
- The Mists of Pandaria opening cinematic will debut at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Aug. 16. In the meantime, you can watch the pandaren introduction video instead.
- Do you like daily quests? There will be 48 per day available in Mists of Pandaria. Olivia’s not too sure she’ll be doing them.
- Still, you may want to get used to doing dailies if you want reputation. Mists faction tabards won’t grant reputation in dungeons.
- In order to promote pet hunting, wild battle pets will not be tradable.