It's time to spend your honor points on some Dreadful gear
and get back into the rated PvP game, as Season 12 began today. All ratings have been reset and the level 90 rated battlegrounds and arenas are open for play.
Two new stats have been introduced to PvP gear this expansion: PvP Power and PvP Resilience. For more information about these stats and the difference between PvP and PvE gear, see this helpful Blood Sport guide
Wowhead has a preview
of the new gear, where to get it, and the prices of all the pieces that are currently in game. Their model viewer will show you how the new outfits will look on your character, as well.
So assemble your teams and get to it! For the Horde! [Insert Alliance battlecry here.]
The full announcement from Blizzard is after the break.
The first PvP season of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is now underway! Matchmaking (MMR), Team, and Personal Ratings have been reset and players are now able to compete in level-90 Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds for the best PvP gear, items, and titles.
Prepare yourselves for battle as the bloody struggle between the Horde and the Alliance continues on Pandaria's shores!