One of the first things to notice is that we’ll only be using two JC slots now instead of three: Here’s an example: Delicate Serpent’s Eye which you’ll be able to cut once you reach 550 skill level.
The BIG thing I’ll be looking forward to are the panther mounts you’ll be able to make at max level; namely the Sunstone Panther, Jade Panther, Ruby Panther and the Sapphire Panther which combine into one very cool Jeweled Onyx Panther flying mount who’s been likened to Voltron. Good news for non-JCs is that they are BoE. I know Coolidge is already in line for the green one :)
The main thing that concerns me at the moment is the price for each one. On the other hand, you won’t see too many of them around so that’s definitely a perk, at least for a while.
This is what they look like at the moment, so far they’ve already had a re-skin.
Jeweled Onyx Panther – from WoWHead
All the recipes can be purchased from the Order of the Cloud Serpent Quartermaster once you’re exalted with the faction.
So who’s looking to make one or more come Mists? I know I plan to make the set.
There are also two pet designs available from the Treasures of the Vale or the Ancient Guo-Lai Cache (both from doing Golden Lotus dailies).
The Hinterlands are are home to the Wildhammer Dwarves to the west at Aerie Peak and the forest trolls to the east who are divided into three separate tribes. The Revantusk tribe is the only one of the three that has declared sides in the Horde/Alliance conflict and support the Horde. The Vilebranch tribe holds residence in the massive troll city of Jintha’Alor as well as the Altar of Zul while the Witherbark tribe holds the smallest influence, hailing from the temples of Shadra’Alor.
In the northern part of the region is the ancient, massive tree, Seradane where the agents of the Green dragonflight have been corrupted. A massive portal on the side of the tree previously connected the servants of the Aspect Ysera to her own realm, the Emerald Dream.
Back in vanilla, before BE's were introduced all HE's looked like this
The Swamp of Sorrows is a marshland in southern Eastern Kingdoms previously filled with green dragons serving Ysera (which could be farmed for the Tiny Emerald Whelpling). These days you can farm the whelps in Northern Feralas for the pet.
When the Dark Portal imploded during the Second War, The Black Morass was split in half – the northern part became the Swamp, while the southern half became the barren Blasted Lands. The Horde base of Stonard remains while the Alliance now have a town located on the lakeside near the Sunken Temple.
In addition, the coastline that once enclosed the Temple’s Pool of Tears is now open to the sea.
In Cataclysm, this rare is no longer a Lord and has been relocated inside Sunken Temple
Previously found in Sunken Temple, this rare no longer exists post Cata
The Cape of Stranglethorn is in the southern part of Stranglethorn Vale, now split from the Shattering. The area is populated by the goblin pirates of Booty Bay and their rivals, the Bloodsail Buccaneers. The rest of the zone is comprised of troll ruins and sandy beaches.
The Gurubashi Arena is a place that’s had it’s fair share in bloodshed. Every 3 hours a treasure chest is placed in the centre of the pit. Players battle it out in a PVA match, much like how the Dire Maul arena was once upon a time. Players fight over the contents of the chest, quite often for the vanity achievement Gurubashi Arena Grand Master.
Booty Bay is a major city run by goblin pirates – many profession trainers are located here, as well as a neutral Auction House, bank, Inn, fishing contest, rogue trainer, boat to Ratchet, and unique recipe/item vendors.