Yesterday, I answered a question about shoulder enchants and their availability in MoP. I told the commenter that only scribes would have access to shoulder enchants. Turns out the answer was all wrong because a.) I was thinking of head enchants, which are gone, and b.) I was also thinking of epic shoulder enchants, which only scribes can use. Shoulder enchants will still be available for common folk, just not the best shoulder enchants. My bad! Thanks to commenters like Ravyncat1 for the correction.
According to MMO Champ, they are increasing the XP needed to level in beta. Mostly for toons in the 85-89 range, the increase is 55%. My question: is this only for beta or is this how it normally works?
Yes, leveling is normally accelerated a bit on beta to encourage people to move through (and therefore test) the content. This has been the case for the last several expansion betas, as far as I remember.