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Blizzard has announced that Mists of Pandaria will be released on September 25, 2012.

We have two months.

There's a forum thread, ostensibly aimed at new 85s, with suggestions for getting ready.

Remember, your talents are going to be radically overhauled.

There will be new aspects of the game like farming and pet battles.

The character creation menus will be revamped for all you altaholics, and we're getting AoE looting for you questers and levelers.

Crafters, start stockpiling mats for the climb to 600.

And that's all I can think of off the top of my head. With more is Pamena, as well as a Team  RubiPam raiding report:

Raid Report:

Big news from Team RubiPam!! On Tuesday night, we finally got Heroic Hagara down!!! Woot! It only took us 3 months and a few more nerfs to DS, but we have now caught up with Team Kaels (who of course took a break from raiding back in May) and are 5/8 heroic. We wipe 2 or 3 times, but then, almost without realizing how well we were doing, we finally killed her! That is a fight that truly depends on learning the moves - once you get the rhythm of the two phases, lightning and ice, it becomes a whole lot ...well, not easier exactly, but at least straightforward. Hopefully we have that down now and can do it again next week. Tonight though (Thursday) we start on heroic Boat Boss, and as Team Kaels stopped raiding just as they had started on it, this is kind of uncharted territory for us. Yuki found a tip about how to fix the fire glitch that now makes this fight even more annoying than it would otherwise be, so we will do that and then see how we do.

Getting Ready for MOP:

MOP will drop on September 25th, and the pre-MOP patch, 5.0.4 is now on the PTR, so things are really starting to move. There is a thread at the web site; "So you've just hit level 85! What to do int he end times of Cata to prepare for Mists of Pandaria" which is not just for new 85's, but rather is a place for everyone to put their tips for getting ready for the expansion. I hope it will provide especially new players and those who were not around for a new expac before with helpful information (despite the presence in the thread of a couple of not so helpful snarky comments, thanks Az and Baelz!) - please look at it if you're wondering what to do, and add to it if you have helpful hints.

And where would we be without Mahuae's Tab Eight Report?
Tab 8 Report:

Aboraz Bindings of the Undertow, lvl 80 leather
Bramblescar Gauntlets of the Marksman, lvl 80 mail
Dandred Boots of the Monkey, lvl 82 leather
Darkbrand Helm of the Zephyr, lvl 83 leather
Haldarr Bindings of the Windstorm, lvl 83 leather
Helm of Holy Visions, lvl 83 plate
Highperch Belt of the Windstorm, lvl 82 mail
Highperch Greaves of the Monkey, lvl 82 mail
Highperch Spaulders of the Bandit, of the Marksman, lvl 82 mail
Mystral Cowl of the Invoker, lvl 83 cloth
Mystral Leggings of the Seer, lvl 83 cloth
Ravencrest Breastplate of the Champion, lvl 82 plate
Ravencrest Shield of the Tiger, lvl 82
Ravenholdt Gloves of the Monkey, lvl 84 leather
Ravenholdt Shoulders of the Undertow, lvl 84 leather
Redsteel Helm, lvl 83 plate
Sussurating Treads of Shok'sharak, lvl 85 plate
Tattooed Eyeball, lvl 85 relic
The Perforator, lvl 83 fist (three of these)
Thondroril Spellblade of the Whale, lvl 83 dagger
Thorns of the Dying Day, lvl 85 thrown
Tol'vir Hereditary Girdle, lvl 82 mail
Vicious Charscale Boots, lvl 85 mail (two of these)
Vicious Embersilk Shoulders, lvl 85 cloth (two of these)
Vicious Fireweave Boots, lvl 85 cloth
Vicious Ornate Pyrium Boots, lvl 85 plate
Vicious Ornate Pyrium Breastplate, lvl 85 plate
Vicious Ornate Pyrium Helm, lvl 85 plate

That's all I have  for this week. For the Horde!
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