Page 1 of 3
1
2
3
LastLast
  1. #1

    Patch 7.2 Preview - Return to the Broken Shore

    Patch 7.2 Preview - Return to the Broken Shore
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    For the heroes of Azeroth, the Broken Shore represents pain, sorrow . . . and an opportunity for vengeance. It is the source of the Burning Legion’s seemingly unending incursion, and an ever-present reminder of the defeat suffered at their hands by both the Horde and the Alliance. But now it’s time to return to where the invasion began—this time as a more prepared force.

    Assault on the Broken Shore
    Hospitality isn’t the Legion’s strong suit, so don’t expect them to roll out the welcome mat for Azeroth’s forces. You’re going to need to break through their defenses, clear the beach, and establish a foothold for your base. Similar to the launch of World of Warcraft: Legion, if you’ve max level, Khadgar will have a quest for you which will begin a solo scenario on the Broken Shore.


    You and your forces will progress through a series of stages as you press the attack against the Burning Legion. This culminates in the infiltration of one of the Legion’s ships to face the dreadlord Mephistroth — this won’t be the last you’ll see of him however.

    Once complete, you’ll arrive at Deliverance Point. This base of operations will serve as a sanctuary for members of all Class Orders as they begin working on a new campaign on the Broken Shore alongside the Armies of Legionfall.


    Deliverance Point and Securing the Broken Shore
    Your first foray into the Broken Shore will involve getting a few things established and learning more about these fel-befouled lands. Evidence remains of a once shining elven civilization, and crumbling structures are all that bear witness to what once was. Even the statues have been touched by the corruption of the Legion.


    As you progress through the Broken Shore, you’ll undertake a variety of new World Quests for rewards and continue the evolution of your Artifact weapon.

    Completing World Quests within the Broken Shore will also provide Legionfall War Supplies and reputation with the Armies of Legionfall. They can also be obtained from other sources such as rare Elites found around the island. Legionfall War Supplies are essential for contributing to the construction of powerful buildings within Deliverance Point, which will provide additional benefits for those working their way through the Broken Shore.

    There’s plenty to do here and more than enough demons to keep everyone on their guard.


    Constructing Defenses
    You can contribute to the construction of three different buildings by accessing the Legionfall Construction Table. The first time a building is established, a brief scene plays and a quest becomes available that grants the buffs associated with the building. Each building provides access to different benefits, and there are a variety of extra bonuses each building has a chance to provide. Make sure you pay close attention to them—these additional bonuses could sway your choice of which to donate to. Contributions toward each building are accumulated across your game region, so choose wisely.

    Constructing each building requires a steady influx of Legionfall War Supplies. Once constructed, the building is available for 3 days, during which players can reap the benefits the building provides. The building will come under under attack on the last of those days, after which it is destroyed and must be rebuilt. You’ll then need to wait a cooldown period of one day before you can contribute again to rebuild.

    Here are the buildings that can be constructed:



    Mage Tower
    Harness arcane energies to move Legionfall forces quickly throughout the Broken Isles and uncover challenging agents of the Legion.

    • Benefits Include: Fel Treasures, which provides access to Artifact Challenges, bonus treasure spawns, and city portals.

    Here’s an example of just one type of buff that could be provided when this building is constructed:

    • Knowledgeable: When you loot an item which grants Artifact Power in a raid or dungeon, there’s a chance you will receive a bonus Artifact Power item.

    Command Center
    A fortified base of operations for Order Hall leaders to gather together and plan their attacks across the Broken Shore.

    • Benefits Include: Forces of the Order, which provides access to dungeon World Quests, the ability to call in Legionfall Reinforcements, and a Challenge Mission.

    Here’s an example of just one type of buff that could be provided when this building is constructed:

    • War Effort: When earning Legionfall War Supplies, you have a chance to get bonus Legionfall War Supplies.

    You’ll also have access to your Class Order Command Map here, so you can send your Followers on missions without having to travel back to your Class Hall.

    Nether Disruptor
    Harness arcane energies to move Legionfall forces quickly throughout the Broken Isles and uncover challenging agents of the Legion.

    • Benefits Include: Epic Hunter, which provides you with access to world bosses, Unstable Nether Portals, and Armorcrafter Commendations.

    Here’s an example of just one type of buff that could be provided when this building is constructed:

    Reinforced Reins: Allows you to interact with objects while mounted.

    Continuing Your Class Hall Quest Line

    Where the factions failed, the Class Orders are determined to succeed, and now you have the weapons at hand to make it happen. Each class can continue their Class Order Campaign on the Broken Shore and continue unlocking the power of their Artifact weapon.

    For those who are at Artifact Knowledge level 25, you cann unlock Knowledge level 26 and beyond.

    For those not at Knowledge level 25, don’t worry. You’ll be led to Dalaran to get a boost up.


    If you’ve purchased all 35 ranks of your Artifact weapon for at least one specialization, a new quest to continue your journey will appear. After a short series of quests, you’ll unlock access to four new traits for your Artifact weapon.

    If you haven’t opened all 35 ranks of your available traits, a quest will become available so you can complete that before moving on.

    As with the beginning of the expansion, you’ll progress your Class Order quest line over time as you play the Broken Shore experience. You’ll also gain one new Follower a few weeks in and can take part in some new class-specific World Quests on the Broken Shore. In some cases, these World Quests will have you aiding other classes along the way.

    Under the Glow of the Sentinax
    Looming high above the island is the Burning Legion’s command ship, the Sentinax. Fighting creatures within its shadow, will allow you to loot a beacon from these creatures that can be used to command the ship to open portals. These portals will produce more Legion adversaries for you to take on. Each level provides new opportunities to get a higher-level beacon. These higher-level portals in turn allow access to even more dangerous foes.


    Open enough portals and overcome enough adversaries and you’ll eventually gain access to a raid boss for you and some friends to take on. It goes without saying—but we’ll say it anyway—this is a great way to amass Nethershards.

    Nethershards are a useful currency for purchasing catch-up gear from the vendors Warmage Kath'leen and Thaumaterge Vashreen in Deliverance Point. These can also be used to purchase chances for higher item level gear as well. We hope you have your good dice ready for those upgrades!

    Don’t worry about being confined the shadow of the Sentinax any time you want to collect Nethershards. You’ll also gain them through a variety of other activities and sources as you adventure on the Broken Shore.

    Cathedral of Eternal Night
    Once you complete the opening Scenario and first quests on the Broken Shore, you’ll gain access to the new dungeon, Cathedral of Eternal Night. Khadgar will have a quest that will send you into its upper reaches, where you’ll face Mephistroth once more. Venturing into the cathedral isn’t required to progress through the Broken Shore—but if you want another shot at Mephistroth, this is your chance.

    While there’s plenty to do on the Broken Shore, don’t be surprised when something like Demon Assaults on the Broken Isles pulls you away.

    Ultimately, your efforts on the Broken Shore will lead to a confrontation unlike any other at the Tomb of Sargeras. With powerful Artifact weapons and the Pillars of Creation at hand, victory over the Burning Legion and Kil’jaeden is nearly assured.

    Are you ready for the next chapter?
    Last edited by chaud; 2017-03-15 at 05:19 PM.

  2. #2
    Banned Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    In my pants.
    Posts
    11,115
    Honestly Broken Shore looks like Timeless Isle/Tanaan combined with Isle of Thunder. Looks pretty good so far.

  3. #3
    Titan Rorcanna's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Retail World of Warcraft, the REAL WoW!
    Posts
    13,360
    Ooooh I'm hyped, just found the new quest npc in my order hall!
    Why people want Classic back; In Classic, you'd be considered "hardcore" and "winning" at the game simply by reaching max level and having a few epics. You could be struggling to handle 2-ability bosses, yet still see kills.
    To "be" something today, you need to meet requirements in knowledge, performance and even timelines, facing other players of equal skill or tackling bosses tuned for the 1% of the 1% to tackle whilst fresh.

  4. #4
    Pit Lord
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    2,427
    Cant wait :-)

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    Ooooh I'm hyped, just found the new quest npc in my order hall!
    Not going to lie, I was disappointed that it was just a mission quest, and only one at that.

  6. #6
    Mechagnome
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Ye Olde England
    Posts
    746
    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeennnnnn??? That's all I want to know is when!

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Aerisot View Post
    Not going to lie, I was disappointed that it was just a mission quest, and only one at that.
    You get more missions to do tho, it opens up a series of missions on the broken shore.
    Okay, so I am gonna trap the blu..."FOR KAZ MODAAAAN"

  8. #8
    Over 9000! Tommo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    9,104
    Am I correct in saying that you can do a quest to unlock max traits on all your weapons? If so thank christ, I was never going to complete that.

  9. #9
    Titan Rorcanna's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Retail World of Warcraft, the REAL WoW!
    Posts
    13,360
    Quote Originally Posted by Aerisot View Post
    Not going to lie, I was disappointed that it was just a mission quest, and only one at that.
    ... I'm sure there'll be more hands-on quests from it, as has been the case with most missions picked up by questgivers. <.<
    Why people want Classic back; In Classic, you'd be considered "hardcore" and "winning" at the game simply by reaching max level and having a few epics. You could be struggling to handle 2-ability bosses, yet still see kills.
    To "be" something today, you need to meet requirements in knowledge, performance and even timelines, facing other players of equal skill or tackling bosses tuned for the 1% of the 1% to tackle whilst fresh.

  10. #10
    Bloodsail Admiral sheggaro's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    you wish you knew
    Posts
    1,058
    When though?

  11. #11
    So like, 2-3 more weeks?

  12. #12
    Pity their preview is already wrong given the last patch change to the Mage Tower bonus

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by sheggaro View Post
    When though?
    I would assume early to mid April, likely sometime between April 11 - 18

  14. #14
    Bloodsail Admiral
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    AR
    Posts
    1,178
    Quote Originally Posted by onemoreshot View Post
    I would assume early to mid April, likely sometime between April 11 - 18
    Doubt that long since they already gave the PvP season end warning

    and inb4 someone says "seasons not linked to patches anymore"

    season 3 starts right after season 2 ends, season 3 uses 7.2 assests, season 3 cannot start without 7.2.

    thinking more like the 28/29 or the 4/5

  15. #15
    Horizon Zero Dawn, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mass Effect eating up WoW subscribers. Patch is coming sooner than you think/thought.

  16. #16
    This line had me in stitches... "We hope you have your good dice ready for those upgrades!"

    Nothing like rubbing a healthy dose of salt in the open wound....feel the burnnnnn (of the legion!)

  17. #17
    Epic!
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    The frozen north... of England.
    Posts
    1,571
    So the gear is RNG and the building upgrades are temporary.
    Bloody hell.

  18. #18
    Titan Rorcanna's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Retail World of Warcraft, the REAL WoW!
    Posts
    13,360
    Quote Originally Posted by Shanko View Post
    Horizon Zero Dawn, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mass Effect eating up WoW subscribers. Patch is coming sooner than you think/thought.
    How cute, you think it wasn't planned for release long before those game started coming out.
    They've had the "better pacing of content delivered"-plan since before Legion came out, fyi.
    Why people want Classic back; In Classic, you'd be considered "hardcore" and "winning" at the game simply by reaching max level and having a few epics. You could be struggling to handle 2-ability bosses, yet still see kills.
    To "be" something today, you need to meet requirements in knowledge, performance and even timelines, facing other players of equal skill or tackling bosses tuned for the 1% of the 1% to tackle whilst fresh.

  19. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    ... I'm sure there'll be more hands-on quests from it, as has been the case with most missions picked up by questgivers. <.<
    No. You just open up the new options, get the current final trait as a buildin buff and get everything above 35 points refunded to spend on the new traits.
    "When you understand why you dismiss all the other gods people believe in, you will understand why I dismiss yours."

  20. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Onikaroshi View Post
    Doubt that long since they already gave the PvP season end warning

    and inb4 someone says "seasons not linked to patches anymore"

    season 3 starts right after season 2 ends, season 3 uses 7.2 assests, season 3 cannot start without 7.2.

    thinking more like the 28/29 or the 4/5
    I must have missed it but when did we get the pvp season warning? I can't find it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •