No matter how you're spending your time these days, you'll have to spend at least a few minutes of it away from WoW this morning, as we have rolling restarts headed our way at 5 a.m. PDT. While you wait for the servers to finish rolling over, why not catch up on the latest news? Our usual roundup awaits you.
Hot news and features
- Reputation rewards are showing up on the Mists of Pandaria beta. We have a gallery of the rewards for the Golden Lotus, Klaxxi, Shado-Pan, and August Celestials reputations.
- The Wrathion quest chain is now active in the Mists beta, and we have footage.
- Blizzard's introduced a new guild mentoring program designed to recruit guilds to help new players.
- Blizzard's released a preview of the upcoming Diablo III character profile viewer.
- This week, we transmog some Final Fantasy 6 costumes.
- Rossi examines the consequences of removing no-brainer talents.
- What would happen if WoW implemented Diablo-style scaled raid difficulty?
- Anne examines the possibility of just making WoW more difficult in general, while Rossi pronounces the death of the hardcore game.
- Grandpappy Frostheim gets the final word by explaining why the game is actually harder than it used to be.
- Rossi tells you why lore matters.
- Lichborne looks at some the new advantages and challenges for new death knights in Mists of Pandaria.
- Encrypted Text plays with Shadow Blades, the new level 87 rogue skill.
- The Care And Feeding of Warriors offers a practical guide for the Mists warrior.
- Blood Pact checks out warlock leveling in Mists.
- Spiritual Guidance looks at playing a discipline priest in Mists.
- Check out our guide to WoW mounts you can purchase with real money.
- WoW Archivist relates the history of Alterac Valley.
- Olivia rounds up some of the best reader-submitted gold making tips from a recent Breakfast Topic.
- Dragon Soul's Power of the Aspects buff is up to 30% strength.
- Addon Spotlight highlights six essential addons.
- Blizzard was at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con and previewed some new upcoming merchandise.
- Diablo III's patch 1.0.3b is live.
- Alas, Sam Raimi will not be directing the Warcraft movie.
- Have you ever been starstruck by a member of the WoW community?
- Know Your Lore lays out the problems with all these world-destroying evils. We also discuss the final boss of Mists of Pandaria.
- 15 Minutes of Fame interviews a librarian who's working to bring gaming to the library.
- Blizzard announced that recent charity auctions have raised $330,00 for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
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