MMO-Champion - Scenario: Alcaz Island, Firelands Dailies Progression, Raidcomp, Firelands Raid Solo
A Future for Alcaz Island?
I was poking at the Patch 4.2 game files during the week end and it looks like Blizzard has a couple of plans for Alcaz Island, a new map "Scenario, Alcaz Island" seems to be in the game files.

Map.dbc


WorldSafeLocs.dbc

It looks like the zone will be instanced at some point, and available as a "Scenario". I couldn't find anything else on "scenario" in the game files but it's very unusual to have an additional information such as this one in the name of the Map. The only exception is "Transport:" maps and we could potentially be looking at a new type of instance here.

The "Expansion" field of the Map.dbc is set to "3" and seems to point to Cataclysm content but there's also the slight possibility that it's early data from the next expansion that got mislabeled.


Firelands / Molten Front Daily Quests - Progression Breakdown
A few days ago, Spl4sh3r posted a fairly useful list on the forums to try to explain how much time it will take you to unlock the different phases of the Firelands / Molten Front Daily Quests.

Phases Description
Phase 1 - Beginning
Phase 2 - Molten Front
Phase 3 - Choose between Druids of the Talon and Shadow Wardens
Phase 4 - Choosing the other option from Phase 3
Phase 5 - Choosing "Additional Armaments" (See Firelands Daily Quests Rewards)
Phase 6 - Choosing "Filling the Moonwell" (See Firelands Daily Quests Rewards)

Time to unlock the Flameward Hippogryph Mount - 30 Days

Amount of Marks Earned Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 5 Phase 6
One time Quests 16 x 15 x 5 x 5 x 4 x 15 x
Beginning Daily Quests 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x
Molten Front Daily Quests N/A 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x
Faction 1 Daily Quests N/A N/A 9 x 9* x 9* x 9* x
Faction 2 Daily Quests N/A N/A N/A 9* x 9* x 9* x
Armaments Daily Quests N/A N/A N/A 5 x 4 x 4 x
Total Marks Needed 20 x 150 x 150 x 125 x 125 x 125 x
Time to Complete 1 Day 10 Days 7 Days 7 Days 5 Days 5 Days
(*) You can only complete quests from the Phase 3 or Phase 4 on a given day, not both phases, resulting in a total of 9 Marks for that day.


Reminder - RaidComp up to date for Patch 4.2!
There wasn't any major change to raiding mechanics in 4.2, which means that RaidComp still works for Patch 4.2! Check it out if you're wondering how to optimize your raid composition!



Firelands Raid Trash - Who wants to be a millionaire?
This video from Mione shows why Blizzard had to hotfix the trash of the Firelands raid instance earlier this week.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Scenario: Alcaz Island, Firelands Dailies Progression, Raidcomp, Firelands Raid Solo started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 145 Comments
  1. Mionelol's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by blackangel209 View Post
    Wow, whoever thought that music was ok deserves to be stabbed in the face with a flaming, rusty spork.
    How dare you dislike Nyancat and ponies?

    I'm going to tolerate and love you regardless <3
  1. Descense's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    Lowered droprates.
    Not just that--dogs seem to get a higher speedup also--however you can stil farm turtles and scorpios--but droprates from those sucks.
  1. AFK-Champion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Army of Darkness View Post
    Do I smell a new bg?
    With one graveyard pretty unlikely.

    Also the island was quite small. Well then, I'd tell it's more likely something quite new, because they could've done quests or events there using just masked mobs.
    Seeing there Scenario, it could've been for machinima staff, but then it wouldn't make much sense to be left in client, and still could be easily shot in live island.

    It might likely just be small instance, similar to what we've saw during shattering, as AI was never instanced, unlike places that the event took part in, it could be why.
    I do not think they'd add brand new stuff in the middle of the expansion, however seeing how cataclysm was not complete success ...
  1. Kakuzo's Avatar
    Hope it's CoT! Love those!
  1. Mech's Avatar
    Could just be part to an update of the Dustwallow quests just like how Silithus has a revamp in there.
  1. Jadora's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Descense View Post
    Not just that--dogs seem to get a higher speedup also--however you can stil farm turtles and scorpios--but droprates from those sucks.
    That's the thing though, unless its a hidden change, they only nerfed the droprate on the unbound blazing elementals and spiderlings. So the thing shown in the video is still possible as far as I know, dunno for how long now though since its frontpage news =P
  1. Jokerpoker's Avatar
    Now I'm pretty excited
  1. Pfeff's Avatar
    Alcaz sounds like a cutscene
  1. Nindoriel's Avatar
    CoT Alcaz would be pretty lame. There's so much more they can better use. Maybe if the next expansion circles around Aszhara and the Naga going back there for a dungeon and some quests would make sense.
  1. Pfeff's Avatar
    Double Post
  1. Adminir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    Lowered droprates.
    They only said they lowered the drop rates on patterns...... Unless it was a ninja nerf?
  1. rochedo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Collected View Post
    Weird, I was sent to the Molten Front on day 1.
    For ppl who had to do all quests to unlock that phase you enter on 1st day. Ppl who allready had clean all to tortuga had to w8 one day :/
  1. dsmania's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Explosion_Rex View Post
    Yeah, but it's always just been there with no real purpose. No quests. Just as bunch of high lvl elites and a gnome you can't solo. The point is that there seem to be new files and it's being dubbed a scenario. Which indicates it will serve some actual purpose in the future. I'm definitely curious.
    Actually the Dr Weavil quests happened there but they are removed since Cataclysm. And if you notice, Apoc11 didn't link the subzone you're talking about, he actually linked a 5-man dungeon added in Cataclysm, which is obviously unused.
    Quote Originally Posted by Begottenson View Post
    Yes just because something has been in the game, doesn't mean that they can't add to it or change it right? Boub is pointing out that these files are just showing up, meaning that there is some sort of change happening to it. "Scenario" was never listed in the gamefile before.
    They can change it but adding info about those files already existed before is nice. Many people didn't know that it already existed a 5-man dungeon called Alcaz Island in game files since (at least) 2 months ago, even tho they added a new "Scenario" one.
  1. Zechs-cenarius's Avatar
    Is raid comp not compatible with the new IE? Cant seem to get it to load any of the classes into the groups.
  1. Aerion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zechs-cenarius View Post
    Is raid comp not compatible with the new IE? Cant seem to get it to load any of the classes into the groups.
    Doesn't work on my end either so it might still be bugged for IE. However I'd really suggest you to get pretty much any other browser.
  1. Zechs-cenarius's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aerion View Post
    Doesn't work on my end either so it might still be bugged for IE. However I'd really suggest you to get pretty much any other browser.
    hehe indeed. Im looking at getting a different browser for my main computer. This one is just fodder and used for nothing but web browsing lol.
  1. Chri478n's Avatar
    wow nice one by Mione xD
  1. TOlzzon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Explosion_Rex View Post

    I'm definitely curious.
    Then we're two, I'm looking forward to this!
  1. Rocheku's Avatar
    Nerf DK's. And god, as awfull as that music was, i coulnd't resist keep listening to it.....Alcaz Island.... Hmmm.... soo much possibilities there.....
  1. Algore's Avatar
    Whatever Alcaz Island might be, a tip would be to not overestimate it yet . Who knows, it might just be some minor thing.

    But I do hope it is something...new.

    My prediction is that; Alcaz Island is what Boub said, something from the next expansion - Hopefully.

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