Last Week in WoW: All hail Admiral Slab Beefchest

Happy Tuesday morning, everyone. The big news this week is, of course, the Mists of Pandaria opening cinematic. I don't know about anyone else, but my favorite part is that awesome Alliance admiral. Forget about Varian -- I want this guy for high king. Look at him. He's manlier than Gaston up in here.

Once you're done admiring him, you'll want to catch up on the rest of the week's news. We now that know that the latest PvP season will end on Aug. 28 and that, not coincidentally, patch 5.0.4 will drop on the same day. That means we're only a week away from some massive changes. You can check out our article on what is and isn't changing in patch 5.0.4. Many skill and UI changes from Mists of Pandaria will be going in, but some stuff will still be waiting for the Mists release date, and we'll let you know what's what.

Downtime this week starts at 3 a.m. PDT and lasts for eight hours, so you should have plenty of time to get caught up on everything you need to know. Read on for our usual roundup for news and guides from the past week.

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This article was originally published on WoW Insider.