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Join forces with your fellow heroes and embark on epic Scenarios that will challenge you like never before![1]
Scenarios are short, instanced adventures for three players that directly follow the stories and events in the open world. In a scenario you'll be presented with a number of goals you need to achieve in order to progress. So instead of “clear trash, kill boss, rinse, repeat”, you will be given objectives you have to complete to move the scenario's story forward. Yes, that's right – scenarios are heavily story-driven, much more so than dungeons.[2]

Introduced with the Mists-Logo-Small Mists of Pandaria expansion, Scenarios are short instances consisting of a series of tasks that can be completed by groups of players smaller than 5 for rewards better than individual quests.[3] Unlike 5-man dungeons, many scenarios will take place outside and resemble phasing. As with dungeons, they will be tied into a queuing system, but there will be no defined roles, so queues should be short.

History Edit

As of the March 2012 press event developers said they have about 5 scenarios "close to completion" and will add more before launch.[4]

In late Nov 2011, a Community Manager gave a short description:[5]

Scenarios are going to be (subject to change) short instanced 2-3 player experience that do not require you to have the normal requirements of a dungeon, I.E. Tanks/Healers.

If you like, you can consider scenarios as a very quick series of group quests with an option to queue available ^^

Basic scenario Edit

Sample scenario BlizzCon2011

Simple sample scenario.

A simple example scenario could take place in an instanced portion of Goldshire where low level players would have to kill 25 kobolds as a group, help retrieve four village children, and finally kill Combat 15 Goldtooth.[3] Unlike shared quests, all participants would start at the same place in the scenario and would need to complete it together.

Heroic scenario Edit

Patch 5.3 will introduce Heroic mode scenarios.[6] Heroic scenarios will require 3 players to start[7] and a minimum average item level of 480.[8]

Patch 5.3 bonus chest Edit

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Apparently the new scenarios in Patch 5.3 will also have a once a day chest with rare loot for Normal and epic iLvl 516 loot for Heroic. However, you can only get one chest a day, so if you do the Normal and get it, you lose your chance at an epic item chest.[9]

PvE Battleground Edit

Example PvE battleground scenario BlizzCon2011

Example PvE Battleground scenario.

Another use of scenarios would be to create a sort-of "PvE Battleground" where players would only fight NPCs in similar situations as would occur in a PvP battleground. As an example, Alliance players could be required to kill 25 Horde NPCs, destroy 6 towers and barracks, and finally kill the scenario boss, "General Drake."[3]

Solo scenario Edit

With Patch 5.2, several "solo scenarios"[10][11] for single-players were introduced as a gating events for unlocking Boss 15 Nalak <The Storm Lord> and an alternate entrance to Throne of Thunder raid.[12] It is not technically an attunement, since it only opens up an alternative entrance to the raid.

Mists of Pandaria list Edit

From the official site:[13][14]

Patch 5.1 list Edit

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Some new scenarios appear to be planned for Patch 5.1,[15] but some did not make the cut:[16]

Patch 5.2 list Edit

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Patch 5.3 list Edit

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Beta list Edit

MMO Champion has data-mined a list of scenarios in first Beta as of March 24th, 2012[25] and Wowhead is continually updating their Beta DB:

Early examples Edit

Alcaz Island Edit

MMO Champion found that Alcaz Island has some setup for a scenario involving the Twilight's Hammer.[38]

A Brewing Storm (Lightning Lager) Edit

A Brewing Storm ("Lightning Lager" was the preliminary name) is a scenario started from a wandering pandaren only available during nighttime and raining in a certain area shown during the March 2012 press event.[4]

  • You repel invaders of a brewery camp.
  • Push your way through their lines to a temple at the bottom of the hill.
  • Defeat the boss at the temple.

Temple of Kotmogu (Valley of Power) Edit

Found in Wowhead,[39] but no details as of yet. Strangely shared the name of the placeholder version ("Valley of Power") of Temple of Kotmogu battleground in Beta.

Notes Edit

  • Originally Scenarios were intended to be usable when players were near the zones of where the scenario takes place. However this idea appears to have been scrapped.[40]
  • The group size is intended to be 2-3 players without the need for a healer or tank.[40]

References Edit

  1. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. New Features. Official World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria site (US). Retrieved on 2012-03-20.
       Blizzard Entertainment. New Features. Official World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria site (EU). Retrieved on 2012-03-20.
  2. ^ Blizz Frost 2012-07-27. Scenario Preview Now Live!. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US).
       Blizzard Entertainment 2012-07-27. Scenario Preview Now Live!. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU).
  3. ^ a b c "World of Warcraft: Intro to Mists of Pandaria" preview panel (featuring Tom Chilton, Game Director; Cory Stockton , Lead Content Designer; and Greg Street, Lead Systems Designer) at BlizzCon 2011
  4. ^ a b Josh Augustine 2012-03-19. Mists of Pandaria: Everything you need to know, page 4. PC Gamer.
  5. ^ Blizz Nakatoir 2011-11-25. #9 - *2/3/4 Player Dungeon Modes*. Official forum (EU).
  6. ^ Olivia Grace 2013-03-27. Patch 5.3 PTR: A first look at Heroic Scenarios. WoW Insider.
  7. ^ chaud 2013-05-04. Brawler's Guild Mount, Heroic Scenarios, Blue Tweets, Warlock HS Card, OpenRaid Event. MMO Champion.
  8. ^ Blizz Daxxarri 2013-05-18. Preparing for Patch 5.3: Escalation. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US).
       Blizzard Entertainment 2013-05-08. Preparing for Patch 5.3: Escalation. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU).
  9. ^ Olivia Grace 2013-05-26. Don't lock yourself out of epic Scenario rewards. WoW Insider.
  10. ^ Blizz Draztal 2013-03-12. #17 - Why solo scenario ?. Official Gameplay > General forum (EU).
  11. ^ a b c d e perculia 2013-02-14. Isle of Thunder Preview: PvE and PvP Dailies, Troll Transmog, Single-Player Scenarios. Wowhead News.
  12. ^ perculia 2013-02-26. 5.2 PTR: Final Stage of Isle of Thunder, New World Bosses. Wowhead News.
  13. ^ Blizz Frost 2012-07-27. Scenario Preview Now Live!. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US).
       Blizzard Entertainment 2012-07-27. Scenario Preview Now Live!. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU).
  14. ^ Blizz Frost 2012-09-17. Scenarios Preview, Part Two. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US).
  15. ^ chaud 2012-10-11. Patch 5.1 PTR - Build 16139. MMO Champion.
  16. ^ a b c d e f Blizz Daxxarri 2012-11-27. 5.1: Landfall Patch Notes. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US).
       Blizzard Entertainment 2012-11-28. 5.1: Landfall Patch Notes. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU).
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h chaud 2012-10-14. Blizzard at Comic Con, Dalaran Event, 5.1 Scenarios, Blue Tweets, Weekly Roundup. MMO Champion.
  18. ^ Stormsea Landing. Wowhead. Retrieved on 2013-03-12.
  19. ^ a b perculia 2013-03-08. Patch 5.2: Isle of Thunder Content Guide. Wowhead News.
  20. ^ perculia 2013-03-04. Patch 5.2: Isle of Thunder Preview, Fansite Interviews with Blizzard. Wowhead News.
  21. ^ Battle on the High Seas Alliance. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US).
       Battle on the High Seas Alliance. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU).
  22. ^ Blood in the Snow. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US).
       Blood in the Snow. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU).
  23. ^ Dark Heart of Pandaria. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US).
       Dark Heart of Pandaria. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU).
  24. ^ The Secrets of Ragefire. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US).
       The Secrets of Ragefire. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU).
  25. ^ a b c d e Boubouille 2012-03-24. Cloud Serpent Mount, Race Models, Scenarios List, Factions List, Ragefire Chasm. MMO Champion.
  26. ^ a b c d e f g chaud 2012-05-20. PvP Sets Preview and Recap, New Maps, Blue Posts, Fan Art. MMO Champion.
  27. ^ a b c d e perculia 2012-05-08. Mists of Pandaria - Build 15662 - 3D Models, Spell Changes, and More. Wowhead News.
  28. ^ a b c d e chaud 0201-05-16. Monk Tier 14 Preview, Challenge Mode and Tier 14 Sets Recap, Misc Changes, Blue Posts. MMO Champion.
  29. ^ Proving Grounds. Wowhead.
  30. ^ Tyri'vess. Wowhead. Retrieved on 2012-04-17.
  31. ^ Tyri'vess. WoWDB. Retrieved on 2012-04-17.
  32. ^ a b chaud 2012-04-24. Zandalari Island Preview, Misc Beta Changes, Cloud Serpent Questing Area, Blue Posts. MMO Champion.
  33. ^ a b Brewmoon Festival. Wowhead.
  34. ^ Neutral 15 [87] Call Out Their Leader
  35. ^ Crypt of Forgotten Kings. Wowhead.
  36. ^ Scenario - Mogu Ruins. Wowhead.
  37. ^ Siege of Niuzao Temple. Wowhead. Retrieved on 2012-03-22.
  38. ^ chaud 2012-03-05. Alcaz Island Scenario (video). MMO Champion.
  39. ^ Valley of Power- Scenario. Wowhead. Retrieved on 2012-03-22.
  40. ^ a b Blizz Zarhym 2011-10-28. Mists of Pandaria Developer Q&A Transcript. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US). Archived from the original on 2011-10-27.
       Blizz Zarhym 2011-10-27. Mists of Pandaria Live Developer Q&A Transcript. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU).

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