It's been a few days since the opening of our fresh MoP realm - Mistblade Season 2. It's time for a brief summary and plans for the near future.
Our team was thrilled to see thousands of players start their Pandaria journey once again with a very smooth and trouble-free launch! We can't wait to see you reach Pandaria shores and experience the wealth of content this expansion has to offer. Take a look at the breakdown below to see what exciting adventures await, with PvE raids schedule and PvP Arena Season release!
The first raid to open on Mistblade S2 will be Mogu'shan Vaults, with its Normal mode becoming available on December 6th at 6:00 PM CET, and the Heroic version, as well as the first wing of the Raid-Finder exactly a week later. Subsequent Raid-Finder wings will unlock one by one in the weeks to follow.
To avoid the "Holiday Season Raid Attendance Boss", we slightly tweaked the release schedule and moved the release of Heart of Fear's Normal Mode to December 27th at 6:00 PM CET, with the Heroic version opening a week after that.
Ranked games of Season 12 will be available to players on the same day as the first Raid, which is December 6th at 6:00 PM CET. We will provide you with three brackets:
In addition to that, PvP gameplay enthusiasts will be able to engage in battles through Rated Battlegrounds. As you may have noticed, we did not include 5v5 arenas - this is intentional. Already on Mistblade S1, this bracket was full of win-trading and other rule violations, and fair play practically ceased to exist at some point. Therefore, we decided to disable 5s, and replace it with a custom 1v1 bracket - it will be available shortly after Season 12 starts.
Following players’ suggestions, we enabled the Gear Scaling system from the very beginning to minimize differences between individual classes, which exist mainly because we operate on patch 5.4.8. The Conquest Catch-up system is ready and will be activated later.
Currently, our developers are refining a feature that was missing on our first MoP realm - Arena Spectator. It will be available to players as soon as we ensure that the system works correctly and meets our expectations Additionally, we decided to listen to your feedback and we increased Honor rates to x2.
As always, Crysis remains open to any suggestions regarding PvP gameplay on Mistblade S2 - you can address them directly to him or through our forum.
Below, you will find a list of all Realm First achievements obtained by our players.
|Realm First 90!
Congratulations to everyone who made it to the list!
Fresh realm launches are always equally exciting and stressful for us and this one is no exception. We're extremely happy to see so many people play and enjoy themselves after all the years of hard work we put into it and we can't stress enough how much it means to us. There's still so much exciting stuff ahead and we hope you'll remain here with us for the whole ride.