It seems like everyone jumping into the beta is asking these questions over and over in general chat. So here are the answers.
Q1. How do I get to Pandaria?
A1. Speak to the NPC named Ka Pow just outside Grommash Hold in Orgrimmar or just outside the main bank in Stormwind. He has a giant spotlight shining on him. You cant miss him.
Q2. Where are the starting quests?
A2. For the horde Ka Pow can teleport you to three locations. I just went to each of them until I found a quest. However, if you go to the Wreck of the Sky Shark you’ll find an axe on the ground near where you appear. Alliance I’m not sure of.
Q4. Why wont this portal work?
A4. Pandaran portals need a “Rune of Teleportation” to work. You can buy them from any reagent vendor.
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