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
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  1. Colmadero's Avatar
    Karazhan not being a raid feels underwhelming.

    IT'S STILL KARA THO
  1. Zephre's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    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.
    WoD gave us a lot of reasons to be cynical, if you want mindless fanboyism go read the WoW forums, we're entitled to distrust what they have to say especially after things such as Farahlon being scrapped.
  1. thilicen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfman31 View Post
    inb4 rehashed content... although very few will have a problem with this particular rehash... Karazhan is almost universally loved.
    At least it won't be the same story/mobs/bosses. Hoping for an updated visual presentation as well.
  1. Renedric's Avatar
    Milk it for all it's worth Blizz
  1. Roadblock's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Renedric View Post
    Milk it for all it's worth Blizz
    They still have Ulduar to do as 5-man
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zephre View Post
    WoD gave us a lot of reasons to be cynical, if you want mindless fanboyism go read the WoW forums, we're entitled to distrust what they have to say especially after things such as Farahlon being scrapped.
    Being cynical to the point where nothing they say gets you excited is not something to aspire to in my book.
    And the WoW forums are just as toxic as MMO-C.
  1. Dundebuns's Avatar
    Am I the only one who is disappointed in the Karazhan patch? I was highly critical of Dragonsoul because nearly every asset used was recycled from somewhere else, and screamed lazyness. I just hope that it is radically different in setting, but not scene.
  1. Franzy's Avatar
    Oh thank the old gods, they're rehashing content without removing the old instance.
    That's what they should have done with all the other ones they've changed.. ZA/ZG SM/Scholo, Naxx, etc.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Well holy shit they actually seem to be giving a rats ass for a change. As for the note on a drought I'll believe that when I see it.
  1. rogoth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thilicen View Post
    At least it won't be the same story/mobs/bosses. Hoping for an updated visual presentation as well.

    "Karazhan will be coming back as a large dungeon, all nine bosses" so much for your theory of "not the same bosses"
  1. Yizu's Avatar
    Ensuring there is always content in the live game while working on the expansions is important.
    Are we still even gonna believe this? This is something u hear from them every expansion lol
  1. The-Shan's Avatar
    Whoa! Hits the PTR as soon as legion launches? Looks like we're going to be getting those frequent updates they promised.
  1. ElDoorO's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    Being cynical to the point where nothing they say gets you excited is not something to aspire to in my book.
    And the WoW forums are just as toxic as MMO-C.
    It's not something one aspires to be as much as it is something that reality forces you to become. They've let us down a lot, you certainly have to admit that, yes?
  1. Kuruption's Avatar
    I'm excited for the 7.1 patch.

    But even though Watcher said that they "got us" for all this content, I'll believe it when I see it, which I hope I'm wrong.
  1. Zephre's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    Being cynical to the point where nothing they say gets you excited is not something to aspire to in my book.
    And the WoW forums are just as toxic as MMO-C.
    Then I'm happy not to be considered in your book.

    Like I said, I'll believe it when I see it or in watchers own words " actions speak louder than words "
  1. Sierra85's Avatar
    This time around there won't be a content drought.
    Fool us once, shame on us. Fool us twice, shame on us. fool us three times... damnit.
  1. thilicen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rogoth View Post
    "Karazhan will be coming back as a large dungeon, all nine bosses" so much for your theory of "not the same bosses"
    Well the trailer showing demons rushing towards the instance is a pretty good indicator. They've done re-works before with bosses in the same places but still different you know.
  1. Gemini Soul's Avatar
    So 7.1 looks like reused content put out as new content. All the bosses better have updated models at least, if not it will be just a copy/paste of the raid.
  1. Absintheminded's Avatar
    What the hell?! Is this a joke? It's not a content patch if it's content we already have... I would have bet money that Kara would have been different somehow. This is stupid.
  1. lukoil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yizu View Post
    Are we still even gonna believe this? This is something u hear from them every expansion lol
    actually...no that's the first time. previously we hear that they want to develop EXPANSIONS quicker. This time they said that they want to create a lot of patch content while working on next expansion.

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