PAXEast is over, I’m back at college from the three jammed packed days of sleep deprivation and the harsh physical and emotional stress of walking throughout the expo, waiting in lines and being around so many video game players and geeks. It was still a blast, I sat in on so many informative panels, and visited a lot of gaming booths at the expo hall.
I was able to get some “sweet swag” from the event, bags of stuff, autogrpahs and a LEGENDARY mouse that I won from the WoW Insider live podcast. (I asked my question at the 12 minutes mark on the podcast BTW)
I also grabbed a tons of codes for various games (Guild Wars 2 beta passes, XBL Gold credit, Super Monday Night Combat skins and Star Wars the Old republic mini-pets) all those codes I will be passing out in contest on this blog so be sure to keep an eye out for that.
From everything I saw I could just write about my experience at PAX for weeks, I realized that the Warcraft world did not stop turning while I was away. There was a new beta patch (with some more information from the dataminers ) and the Nobel Garden Holiday started yesterday. Those all need their respective spot light on this blog.
MMO champion retreived a couple of new mounts from the new beta patch and it looks like thye found the big gold sink for this expansion, four jewel encrusted panthers .
It looks like it’s going to be Jewelcrafter will beable to make the mount but the mount itself will be tradable and sellable to other players making it the Mist of Pandaria’s equivalent of the Sandstone Drake. There is no material recipe datamined yet but there is a placeholder vendor more called [Something Expensive] that cost 25000gold and each panther needs five of these [Something Expensive]
We can gather that each Jewel Panther will cost +125k gold since I’m guessing that you will need to collect all the new Mist of Pandaria gems and ores/bars and then go to the vendor and pay him the 25k to attach the gems onto the beast.
A few months ago I predicted that the big mount gold sink would be a red asian themed dragon that would be 65k gold to purchase. (Be MOP #10) While I was wrong on the mount itself, the bigger surprise is the jump in price, That was almost over twice as much as I predicted.
In the “live” beta, I have yet to actually properly sit down and test anything over the weekend, but I hear though the Internet that Azeroth has been invaded by pink cubes. I wish I could get online to grab my own screenshots, but I for to update the beta at my home so I’m stuck at my college with a 45 minutes download.
Tomorrow I will have a post about my proper adventures into the beta, I’m thinking of getting playing the monk first.
On the actual live servers the Noble Gardens is happening now and to make sure that players return to the event, Blizzard added a new mount, the Spring Plainstridder, at the price of 500 chocolate pieces. As much as I would love to have a pink AND white chicken mount, I have too much to my plate right now (school wise) to run around in game to collect 100 eggs a day. Trust me I am devastated that I could not get that mount for atleast another year.
Lets not end this post on a down beat, I mentioned earlier that I will be starting to give away some codes for some games so lets start by me giving away a special code for a PAX exclusive Tauntaun Fawn Mini-pet for the Star War the Old Republic.
All you need to do to win this pet is to just leave a comment below and I will randomly pick someone and contact them via email, only one entry per person. The Contest ends 4/10 at 11:59pm EST
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