This is the second area that was available on Pandaria, with the level cap increased to level 87. Even though the area seems smaller than The Jade Forest, you'll have a lot of things to do here and a lot to learn.
There was no quest in The Jade Forest that leads you to the Valley of the Four Winds, at least I couldn't find any, but you'll find your first quest hub next to the Jade Forest border. The Valley of the Four Winds is filled with farms, crop fields and vast plains.
When you start questing you'll have to fight vermin (they are everywhere!), you'll have to recover stolen tools and gather some food. Basically you will be helping various Pandarens in most of the quests in this area.
Each farm has its own specific activities, and you'll have to either gather pigs and rescue sheep or gather beer ingredients or take care of silk and vegetable gardens.
Somewhere in the middle of the area you'll find an imposing building that is very special to the Pandaren: the Stormstout Brewery. In one of the quests, you'll "investigate" the Stormstout Brewery, and you'll soon find out that it was taken over by corrupted elementals (beer elementals, heh), drunk horzen and something tells me that there is more going on in there.
At the west border there is a huge wall, and recently the Mantids have breached it. You'll have to help evacuate the civilians there. After doing that, you'll be sent into a little forest in the north-west where you'll continue your martial arts training (see The Jade Forest preview). This time you'll have to learn to focus your mind and hand-break stone slabs.
In the south west you'll find an old friend: Hemet Nesingwary. He is there with his son and if you are familiar with their quests from Stranglethorn, Nagrand and Sholazar Basin, you'll know what they'll ask you to do for them. Slay a bunch of animals, slay their bossess and so on. This is going to be a Skinners paradise I guess.
The nice thing about this area is that after you complete a couple of quests a lot of hubs become available and the thus area does not feel linear at all. There are also a few quests that send you over to a neighbouring area, the Krasarang Wilds, but we will talk about that area later.
At level 87 there are no daily quests available, but by the looks of it we will have a bunch of them for each farm. Here is where you'll get your own farm, care of it and trade the goods you get from it.
When this is going to be available I'll explain how everything works.
While questing I took a few screenshots and I also wanted to make a fly-over video but the Beta client was really unstable. Hope this way you'll get a better picture on what this area looks like. Check them out below...
Let me know your thoughts on this area.