Patch 7.2's New Class Mounts



Patch 7.2's New Artifact Appearances



BlizzCon 2016 - World of Warcraft: Legion - What's Next
Plenty of content is coming soon!

Patch 7.1.5
  • In the past, the team has had large monolithic patches that have anchored the entire expansion.
  • A patch like Patch 6.2.3 was very effective. The team wasn't trying to add a ton of content, Moose Mount, Valor Points, Timewalking, and other things.
  • Patch 7.1 is a good example of a medium sized patch.
  • Patch 7.1.5 is Legion's first small patch, similar to Patch 6.2.3 in size. It will revolve around systems, new rewards, and evergreen content.
  • Pushing out a smaller patch allows the team to give us some new content faster.
  • Patches should be designed to be broken apart into multiple pieces, so that if one piece isn't ready, it can be removed and the rest of the content can be released.
  • Patch 7.1.5 will have Mists of Pandaria Timewalking, with six dungeons.
  • Timewalking will probably only ever be updated for the expansion before last. No one is excited about going to Warlords dungeons right now.
  • Patch 7.1.5 will also bring back the Brawler's Guild! It will come back with dozens of new bosses.
  • There will also be a new type of battle that can occasionally occur, called Rumbles. These spawn raid level bosses that will pull in all players who are waiting for their turn into the arena. Everyone can share in the rewards.
  • A new currency is being added, earned through your brawls. It is spent on shared benefits, such as a graveyard that lets people respawn at a graveyard next to the fight area.
  • There will be shirts and a Basilisk mount as rewards.
  • New micro-holidays are coming. These might last a day or two, rather than a week or more. These are part of building a living word.
    • Jan 22 - Ahn'qiraj Remembrance Day.
    • These holidays won't have any pets or mounts that would make you sad to miss out on the event.
    • Volunteer Guard Day - You can patrol the city and keep it safe from NPCs that attack.
    • Hatching of the Hippogryphs - You can get a baby hippogryph that can perch on your shoulder, no battle pet or anything.
    • Boat Day - Like Spring Break for Azeroth.
  • Patch 7.1.5 will also update Blade's Edge Arena. No gameplay changes, just updated visuals. Arena will have a built in voice announcer, will call out some events.
  • Patch 7.1.5 will also bring lots of class updates, allowing the team to make larger changes to classes rather than just number tuning.
  • The team looked at all of the talent rows, there are some talents that are never worth considering. These talents may need tuning or redesign. The talents that 98% of players are taking may just need to be baked into the spec.
  • This patch will also allow the team to look at secondary stats to make them a little more balanced, so that anything but one specific stat isn't useless. If an item has a higher item level, it should usually be an upgrade rather than having secondary stats make it a downgrade.
  • The team is also going to try to improve the feel of the classes and add some utility to classes that had a little bit much pruning.
  • Only allowing Survival Hunters to have traps was a mistake. Other specs don't feel like a Hunter when they don't have traps.
  • Rogues that wish they had Shroud of Concealment will also be happy to see it return in Patch 7.1.5.
  • Patch 7.1.5 - Artifact Knowledge catch up mechanisms, purchase levels without waiting up until Level 10 or more.
  • Patch 7.1.5 is going on the PTR right after BlizzCon.

Patch 7.2 - Tomb of Sargeras
  • Return to The Tomb of Sargeras, this time it might end differently.
  • Continues the Order Hall Campaign.
  • New Faction.
  • New World Quests, including class world quests.
  • Making our way to the tomb requires claiming a foothold and fortifying it. Build a base and plan the assault similar to Isle of Quel'danas. Players will be able to choose which buildings to build, allowing them to earn different rewards and change the story. Unlock world quests, rewards, vendors, world bosses. Not a linear progression this time.
  • Legion Assaults - Inspired by pre-expansion event. Defend against Legion invasions in the Broken Isles.
  • When a zone is under attack, world quests in that zone are disabled, the skybox turns dark, and the Legion appears in the skies. You will complete a variety of world quests to clear the Legion out of the zone. These count towards your Emissary quests. Once you clear out enough of the Legion forces, you can go after the commander.
  • Once you finish the assault on the ground, you can join a three player scenario (role-agnostic) taking the fight to the Legion ships in the skies.
  • Different invasion content for each zone.
  • Flying returns! - The second part of the Pathfinder achievement is added, no raid or dungeon content required, just outdoor world gameplay.
  • Flying will be unlocked account-wide!
  • Each class will have their own epic class mount in the patch. These are rewarded by your Class Order campaign.
  • After the Nighthold comes the Tomb of Sargeras. Nine boss raid.
    • The Tomb of Sargeras was the Temple of Elune. Venture into underground caverns where allies of Queen Azshara await us.
    • Another part of the Tomb has been sealed since the time of the Sundering.
    • Infernal / Pit Lord type boss will come through a wall and block your path at the start of the raid.
    • A melee variant of the Jailer is the second boss.
    • Naga Brute and Sea Witch are up next.
    • Fallen Avatar of Sargeras is another boss.
    • Kil'jaeden himself awaits us as the final boss.
  • New Dungeon - Cathedral of Eternal Night, 4 boss dungeon, normal, heroic, and mythic+ difficulty, use the Aegis of Aggramar to open the way.
  • PvP Brawls
    • Inspired by brawls in other Blizzard games. A week long event that varies gameplay and lets you experience PvP in a new way.
    • Brawls will be fun and allow the team to experiment with different modes of PvP gameplay. If they are well received they could be added into the regular game.
    • Southshore vs Tarren Mill, Warsong Gulch (cap the flag without requiring your own flag), Packed House (15v15 arena), Winter Arathi Basin (Low visibility due to weather, water frozen), Eye of the Horn (Eye of the Storm with everyone on Ram mounts)
  • Further empower your Artifact, new traits, including a gold border one, three points with utility. Also allows you to put another point into all of your three point traits. 15 new points to be added. More Artifact Knowledge coming.
  • New types of Relics are coming, modifying two traits!
  • Patch 7.2 continues your Artifact Quest Line, allowing you to unlock the previously mentioned new traits.
  • You will also be able to unlock another Artifact Appearance. This one will recognize solo player skill, mastery of your spec. Inspirited by Anathema and Benediction or the Warlock Green Fire quest.
  • Guardian druids get a werewolf-bear style skin!
  • Warriors are finally getting their flail weapon appearance.
  • Patch 7.2 will retune Heroic and Mythic+ dungeons, both difficulty and rewards.
  • Karazhan will be broken into Upper and Lower sections, queueable random heroics, Mythic+ as well.
  • Court of Stars and The Arcway will also become queueable.
  • New Keystone affixes are coming.
  • Patch 7.2 - "Soon". Coming to the PTR after 7.1.5.
  • Patch 7.2.5 coming after Patch 7.2.

Argus
  • After Patch 7.2 we are going to Argus.


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Comments 344 Comments
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Moradim View Post
    im just skeptical of wow devs who always say one thing and do another

    id love to be wrong though.
    Well they said content would be coming out quicker. It seems to be. They said pacing would be better and it seems to be. They said no more droughts which is what the smaller content patches are set to achieve. Seems like you are wrong.
  1. Grevie's Avatar
    Happy to see that finally WoW is giving the same amount of content that FF14 gives 3 months, really happy that i'm paying 2 worth sub games.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Grevie View Post
    Happy to see that finally WoW is giving the same amount of content that FF14 gives 3 months, really happy that i'm paying 2 worth sub games.
    Indeed. Blizzard must have looked at how FF14 paces content because they seem to be doing it in a similar fashion.
  1. Gorthezar's Avatar
    Death knight mount is missing
  1. Segus1992's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fenzha View Post
    Nah, i know i could beat the timers on the lower ranks and that i could get loot from not beating the timers but i play the game at my own pace and i try to play it with people who are like me. I know there are reasons for the timers but i just don't like them, if the entire thing was ever increasing difficulty i would be fine with that but i do not like something trying to dictate the pace that i play the game.
    Oh, so you're the kind of guy people pray they don't get as a tank in LFD?
  1. Ram2191's Avatar
    yay a new paladin horse... We have enough of those fuckers.
  1. Fenzha's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gorthezar View Post
    Death knight mount is missing
  1. Noocta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Taro10 View Post
    Agreed. WoD dungeons were horrible. Orc here... Orc there... Orc fucking everywhere. MoP had really fun dungeons with perfect length. Challenge modes for example were incredible and they had me hooked! Hated running WoD Heroics... fell asleep all the time.
    You realize only 3 of the 8 WoD dungeons are orc themed ? ...

    Talk about selective memory man.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Noocta View Post
    You realize only 3 of the 8 WoD dungeons are orc themed ? ...

    Talk about selective memory man.
    I'd say 4 if you count Shadowmoon since it kind of was themed around Ner'zhul.
  1. Fenzha's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Segus1992 View Post
    Oh, so you're the kind of guy people pray they don't get as a tank in LFD?
    If you are a group that just wants to chain pull the entire thing then no, i guess i would not fit that play style. I have geared a tank to 851 but i have yet to take it into dungeons to ruin peoples day :P
  1. Direpenguin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    That's like your opinion man. I thought MoP was quite good. Especially Throne of Thunder which is arguably one of the best tiers introduced. Siege was quite good as well it just lasted too long as final tiers have done.
    Dismisses quoted post as just an opinion, then proceeds to post own opinion as if it has more merit.

    :golfclap
  1. Chickat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Skyreach, Everbloom, Grimrail, UBRS revamp. I kind of liked them . Everbloom is actually one of my favourites because I love jungle themed dungeons. Tbh only 2 I didn't like at all were Bloodmaul and Shadowmoon.
    Loved all but Grimrail. Shadowmoon was my favorite..
  1. jasontheking1234's Avatar
    And to think everyone got scared cause thal'dranath got replaced by something else.

    WELP! NOW WE KNOW! THIS IS 100000X GREATER!

    I AM A SUPER SAIYAN! WE ARE ALL SSJs!
  1. Noocta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    I'd say 4 if you count Shadowmoon since it kind of was themed around Ner'zhul.
    Yeah I guess it kinda counts. 2 bosses are orcs but all the trash aren't.

    Still, WoD dungeons didn't suffer from lack of theme diversity. Even Grimrail and Iron docks have very unique gimmicks to them even tho they're two Iron Horde dungeons.
  1. Chickat's Avatar
    Thal'Dranath probably got replaced by 7.3 or Argus.
  1. jk1895's Avatar
    Yes! Flying is coming! Finally I can buy this expansion. Hope it takes not to long till 7.2.
    It's sad that the devs don't understand that flying is an important part of this game.
  1. Aeliasson's Avatar
    So we don't get to fight Jaina this expansion?
  1. Alopex Major's Avatar
    I guess I'm the only one who thinks all those mounts are terrible. Which means I still won't be bothered playing any alts. Just hope the druid one doesn't force your form to change.
  1. Kaneiac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Noocta View Post
    You realize only 3 of the 8 WoD dungeons are orc themed ? ...

    Talk about selective memory man.
    Grimrail, Iron Docks, Shadowmoon, UBRS

    Literally 4 of them had a pretty heavy orc presence. The entire first half of Shadowmoon is orcs, if you're gonna play the "but there was a spider and a worm!"

    Half of the dungeons being ORCS was bullshit
  1. jasontheking1234's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vajarra View Post
    I guess I'm the only one who thinks all those mounts are terrible. Which means I still won't be bothered playing any alts. Just hope the druid one doesn't force your form to change.
    1. You might not be the only one. But I don't agree with ya. I love them!

    2. it likely won't change your form. Might just be an artifact appearance you can swap.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Welp, not that 7.2 is out, WITH ALOT OF pve/pvp content, we can finally re-joice, and bash these legacy jokers outta here.

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