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Last Week in WoW: Finding your way in patch 5.0.4 edition


The big news of the week, of course, is patch 5.0.4, which now on live servers. We, of course, have been offering all the news and guides you'll need to stay informed on how the patch works and how your class has changed. One of the most pleasant changes for me, personally has been the increased leveling speed. Suddenly, it's sort of fun to level again, and I already have a new level 85 warrior as a result, thanks in part to Rossi's excellent warrior guides.

There's non-patch news too, as well. My favorite tidbit is the news that they're working on new Orc and Human models. As someone who plays a human male main, I'm definitely looking forward to possibly not looking like a shaved gorilla, I won't lie.

You can read all this and more in our usual news roundup below. Downtime is limited to rolling restarts at 5 a.m. PDT, but why not take a breather and catch up?

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  • Is your Mac overheating when you try to play WoW with patch 5.0.4? We have some possible fixes.
  • Blizzard has an official preview up that covers some of the new mounts you can get in Mists of Pandaria.
  • Li Li's Travel Journal offers a sneak peek at some of the new areas of Mists through the eyes of a young explorer.
  • Your spellbook probably looks a little different now. Let us walk you through the changes.
  • The Battle of Theramore scenario will be available for play starting Sept. 18.
  • The new Warcraft novel Tides of War has been released. It ties in with the events that will begin the Mists expansion, so it's a must-read for lore buffs.
  • If you've been dismayed by your DPS against test dummies, don't get too worried. They're level 93 now.
  • Transmogrify yourself into a member of Hellscream's Vanguard.
  • The Blue Child, Azeroth's 2nd moon, can once again be seen in WoW's night sky.

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