Gamescom Legion Stream - Patch 7.1 Return to Karazhan
Slootbag streamed from Gamescom today with WatcherDev. Karazhan is coming back as a dungeon in Patch 7.1!




Patch 7.1 - Return to Karazhan
  • Karazhan is coming back as a large five player dungeon with all nine bosses.
  • The old Karazhan will still exist, you can still go and farm it for things.
  • There will also be a small additional raid between The Emerald Nightmare and The Nighthold that wraps up the Stormheim story.
  • Patch 7.1 will also have outdoor content associated with Suramar that pushes forward the Nightfallen story.
  • Patch 7.1 is coming to the PTR right after Legion launches!
  • Encounters have been play tested internally, it is good to go.

Game Development
  • There was a period where the team focused on faster expansions, sacrificing things that they shouldn't have. This made the experience worse.
  • The focus going forward is a steady stream of content.
  • Priority #1 is making sure that you don't run out of things to do.
  • The team is never going to rush an expansion, they will be released when they are done.
  • Ensuring there is always content in the live game while working on the expansions is important.
  • Raid tiers should last around 4 to 5 months.
  • This time around there won't be a content drought - "Don't worry, we got you!"
This article was originally published in forum thread: Gamescom Legion Stream started by chaud View original post
Comments 386 Comments
  1. MrExcelion's Avatar
    Sounds short for raid tiers. 17 bosses total between the two instances would be a lot for 4-5 months.
  1. thilicen's Avatar
    Fuck. Yes. Karazhan.
  1. YouAreWrong's Avatar
    Karazhan HYPU
  1. Mamut's Avatar
    No content drough
  1. Sting's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by zomgzerg View Post
    "Priority #1 going forward is a steady stream of content."

    "Ensuring there is always content in the live game while working on the expansions is important."

    i can not comprehend how it took them 8 years to realize this. yeah the reader of mmo champion can be entertained by beta updates for the 15 months they ignored the live game but everyone else just unsubbed
    It's the same hollow promise every tier, every expansion.
  1. thilicen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by zomgzerg View Post
    "Priority #1 going forward is a steady stream of content."

    "Ensuring there is always content in the live game while working on the expansions is important."

    i can not comprehend how it took them 8 years to realize this. yeah the reader of mmo champion can be entertained by beta updates for the 15 months they ignored the live game but everyone else just unsubbed
    Pretty sure they knew even though the approach was all wrong.
  1. Zephre's Avatar
    " This time there won't be a content drought "

    I've heard that before, I'll believe it when I see it.
  1. Elim Garak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by zomgzerg View Post
    "Priority #1 going forward is a steady stream of content."

    "Ensuring there is always content in the live game while working on the expansions is important."

    i can not comprehend how it took them 8 years to realize this. yeah the reader of mmo champion can be entertained by beta updates for the 15 months they ignored the live game but everyone else just unsubbed
    What do you mean? They say this PR BS before every new expansion. Along with the "There won't be a content drought THIS TIME"
  1. Rorcanna's Avatar
    God, the MMO-C "fanbase" is just too rotten. They can't be excited with news, instead they choose to be triggered and angry over things said, before the fact.

    I think it's pretty damned fantastic if they've FINALLY abandoned the "quicker expansions!!"-mentality forced upon them by players with the mentality of fat kids eating cake.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sting View Post
    It's the same hollow promise every tier, every expansion.
    I don't know, MoP was pretty damned tight up until SoO lasting 14 months... and it still had a pretty damned fine retention power.
  1. hulkgor's Avatar
    This got me excited.

    "Epic" Dungeon, 'a la' BRD, 9 bosses, 'sort of' a 5man raid... all those sound awesome.

    Hoping for no content draught this expansion!
  1. Justpassing's Avatar
    This time around there won't be a content drought.
    I don't buy it.
  1. Intervir's Avatar
    This time around there won't be a content drought.
    Sure, this time... kek
  1. effs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Intervir View Post
    Sure, this time... kek
    It's okay. We've learned our lesson..
  1. Konteil's Avatar
    i think this is pretty good stuff. imo they are doing htings as best they are able with the sheer amount of work that goes into a game of this caliber. keep it coming bliz!
  1. DesoPL's Avatar
    We got an Poland word when we feel an hype. I hope moderators don't mind it.

    JESTEM PODJARANY!

    Traslating. Bring it on! My body is ready! etc like that.
  1. jrf773's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Justpassing View Post
    I don't buy it.

    With you on that one. I'd like to believe it, but it is the old fool me once thing.
  1. thilicen's Avatar
    So 7.1 hits PTR at launch, tiers are planned to last 4-5 months. Could 7.1 be launching some time mid-tier? That would be pretty awesome..
  1. lukoil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zephre View Post
    " This time there won't be a content drought "

    I've heard that before, I'll believe it when I see it.
    In WoD the idea was to rush expansions to not have content drought (1 year expansions). But legion turned to be pretty big and they don't want to cut content from it to close the content drought gap in WoD. This time around content patches are in priority and next expansion not so much.
  1. Wolfman31's Avatar
    inb4 rehashed content... although very few will have a problem with this particular rehash... Karazhan is almost universally loved.
  1. Xinkir's Avatar
    Wonder if we're going to get a new Gorehowl.

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