MoP Beta Files: Random Arch & Farm Info

Last night I logged into the latest build on the Beta realm and a new zone had been unlocked. This looks to be the next zone in the leveling progression: Valley of the Four Winds. I was excited to finally be there after trying to infiltrate several times previously and being forcibly booted from the zone. Plus, two of my dig sites were there and I had not been able to access any dig sites in the first zone. So I set about locating flight paths and visiting quest hubs to see what was available.

This zone appears to be the location of the farms. I found several quest areas which appeared to be farming-oriented. I also found one NPC with "The Tillers" designation. I haven't completed these quests just yet, mostly because the server has been fairly unstable. I will be working on it this week though, with any luck I may learn more about farms! Just for fun, I took this pic of one of the quest hub areas with piggies! Yay, Mister Wiggles has a family now :)



My main priority last night was to tackle those dig sites and start documenting the changes to Archaeology. The first dig site I found was a Pandaren site and I also found a Mogu site. Each of these sites will let you dig about half a dozen times. I went back to check the older zones and found that they are still offering just three digs per site (including Cataclysm zones like Uldum). So these changes appear to apply only to Pandaria dig sites. Even so, it could mean that Zen Master Archaeology may be less travel intensive than previous tiers. Another possible bonus, the dig sites that I had were all on the small side. I don't know if this trend will continue, but it's possible that Blizzard heard our cries about oversized dig sites.

This morning I received a new video submission from Shamanana with the new zone Valley of the Four Winds. He has included notations for various landmarks in the zone:



One other silly thing I found, the hilarious placeholder text on this farmer:

6 comments:

  1. Oh I say, that's a very interesting dialogue box you have there... :D You have a heart bar... !

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  2. Have just posted this shot to Twitter, I am wondering if the Heart might represent a new way of visually representing your rep standing, or perhaps a new kind of 'sub-reputation' associated with the Tillers?

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  3. It's certainly possible, although in this case I just unlocked "Neutral" with them when I spoke to him. I had the same thought when I saw the bar though, that it's a progress bar of some kind.

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  4. Probably this:
    http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Renown_Heart

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  5. love your blog, lots of good info

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  6. Thanks so much! Hopefully I'll have some content soon :)

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