Kun-Lai Summit was a beautiful zone, and as with the rest of Mists of Pandaria, I enjoyed it thoroughly. This is a scene from later in the zone, but I thought it looked great and wanted to start with it.
It wasn’t all green though! Here’s a picture from the summit in which you can see the snow storm. Very pretty!
As the story got to the point where the Horde was backing a settlement, Mooglegem and I were really worried that the architecture was going to change to the iron and spikes look of the Horde. Luckily, that wasn’t the case. I think this looks great, keeping the architecture and the feel of the Pandaren culture while incorporating in the Horde.
We ran into Korda Torros while questing and decided him to teach him a lesson. How dare he be a rare out in the world! Don’t worry; We dealt with him.
He wasn’t the only Pandaren Champion that we defeated either. Here you’ll see us standing over Borginn Darkfist!
We ran into the world boss, the Sha of Hatred. I love that world bosses are back, and I think he works very well in the story. I decided to see how close I could get to him after taking this screenshot. Yes, he killed me quickly.
She looks aggressive but she’s a cutie. I also like the daily involving her; You get to control her and run around, smashing the tiny enemies.
The Zandalar have been introduced into the Pandaren story now, and I enjoyed kicking their asses. Their alliance with the Mogu is a cool story hook, and killing them was fun. I can’t wait to see Zandalar Island.
I had some trouble figuring out which gnoll was the real one. Look how similar they all look!
Things like this really put the polish on this expansion. A Darkmoon Faire Bill of Sale? I wasn’t expecting that.
Speaking of details, the funeral was a nice touch too. It’s also not the first NPC death we’ve had, although the one in Krasarang Wilds made me much more sad than this one.
Here Mooglegem talks to Xuen, the White Tiger. She wanted him to let us in to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms! Luckily he agreed after talking to Anduin. Anduin has been a great character; I started to really love him in The Shattering, and he continued to be a terrific character in Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War. Throughout the expansion so far, he’s been a great character who strives for peace and really seems to respect the Horde as well as the Alliance.
Xuen the White Tiger granted us access to the Vale of Eternal of Blossoms, ending our adventures through Kun-Lai Summit. Two zones left!
The other great news is that we now have the ilvl to run heroics! Mooglegem and I still plan only to run a dungeon once we reach it in the story, so we can’t yet do all the dungeons, but it’s nice that we can at least run the heroic versions of the ones we’ve reached.