First and foremost, Ghostcrawler announced via Twitter that, come patch 5.1, it is highly likely that Lesser Charms of Good Fortune will become a currency rather than an item. This is a boon for players who are running a huge amount of daily quests, and thereby amassing thousands of Lesser Charms of Good Fortune, of which only a tiny percentage can be handed in every week, as discussed in Legendary Episode 98. These currently occupy bag space, stacking to a paltry 180, and can only be spent 90 at a time, once a week. In Patch 5.1, these will likely be converted to a currency, meaning that they will move to occupy the same space as honor points, Darkmoon Faire tickets and gold, freeing up valuable bag space. It is unfortunate that players have to wait until 5.1 for this to happen. However, as with most currencies, this may mean that a cap is imposed.
Secondly, while breaking the first rule of Brawler’s Guild by talking about it, new achievements relating to this new feature have started to appear. All the new Brawler’s Guild achievements datamined so far are listed below, and while this is far from an exhaustive list, some are more interesting than others.
- Are You Not Entertained? (New) Win five brawls in a row without losing and without playing dirty.
- Bottle Service (New) Hit an angry spectator in the head with an Expired Blackout Brew.
- Brawlin’ and Shot Callin’ (New) Reach Rank 8 with Brawl’gar Arena.
- Brawlin’ and Shot Callin’ (New) Reach Rank 8 with Bizmo’s Brawlpub.
- Dirty Fighter (New) Win a brawl after playing dirty.
- Haters Gonna Hate (New) Win a brawl with ten stacks of You Stink!
- I’m Your Number One Fan (New) Cheer a player on after they have won a brawl.
- Money Where Your Mouth Is (New) Win a brawl with 10 stacks of Vested Interest.
- Now You’re Just Showing Off (New) Defeat the following rare brawl bosses.
- Rabble Rabble Rabble (New) Take Willard “Bubbles” Wilcox’s portal to Orgrimmar.
- Rabble Rabble Rabble (New) Take Zippi Gallox’s portal to Stormwind.
- The First Rule of Fight Club (New) Win a brawl.
- The First Rule of Fight Club (New) Get invited to brawl at Bizmo’s Brawlpub.
- The First Rule of Fight Club (New) Get invited to brawl at Brawl’gar Arena.
These achievement titles are fantastic, really exciting stuff for the Brawler’s Guild. The most interesting one to me is Dirty Fighter. I want to know just exactly what fighting dirty entails!
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Moving on, four new audio files have been datamined. One features Vol’jin in what appears to be an event or a scenario, in which he says, tellingly, “This is what the Horde have come to, killing their own.” Vol’jin seems to be one of the first prominent Horde characters to rise up against Garrosh’s rule, which, leading from our post on the Horde going bad last week, seems to point to a widening rift withing the Horde.
Additionally, the Alliance appear to finally be fighting back, with audio featuring Varian Wrynn promising retaliation against the Horde following their attack on his son, Prince Anduin Wrynn. This would point to Anduin being alive after the Horde attack, and it’s great for Alliance players to feel their faction leaders aren’t going to stand for the Horde’s antics any longer.
The latter two audio files contain information about a new in-game item, which has not previously had a great deal of information attached to it. They both pertain to an item called the Divine Bell, which, we learn, was crafted for the Thunder King, an ancient ruler of Pandaria who questers may have seen being reawoken by Zulian Trolls. The bell is said to be “cast from the maker’s flesh and shaped by stars’ fire, and bound by the breath of darkest shadow. When rung, it could shake the world and call to the heavens. Taken to war, it stirs warriors hearts, lending them strength on the field of battle, and struck fear and doubt into the hearts of its enemies…” In the second audio file, we learn that the Horde are too late, the Alliance have already captured the bell and transported it to Darnassus, where they are securing its safety. Could this be how the Alliance retaliate? By using the Divine Bell as some kind of Azerothian WMD?