Classic Servers: There will be no update on Classic Servers at BlizzCon.

Patch 7.1 Live This Week
Patch 7.1 goes live this week! It brings the Karazhan dungeon, Trial of Valor raid, a continuation of the Suramar story, new pets, mounts, achievements and much more! Keep in mind that Trial of Valor will not be open for another two weeks.



Karazhan - Mythic Dungeon
We will Return to Karazhan in Patch 7.1! An updated version of Karazhan with some new encounters has been added as a Mythic dungeon. Don't worry though, the old version of Karazhan is sticking around so you can keep trying for Fiery Warhorse's Reins.


Quests

Items


Karazhan Exterior Updated
The Legion is invading the area of Deadwind Pass around Karazhan.



Blood of Sargeras Trader
Visit Illnea Bloodthorn in Dalaran to trade in your Blood of Sargeras for trade goods and Order Resources.



PvP Changes
Patch 7.1 makes several changes to PvP:

  • Honor talents are no longer lost when you Prestige (More)
  • The amount of Artifact Power you will earn from a PvP victory is displayed in the UI
  • You will earn extra Honor and Artifact Power for your first win of the day in all unrated and rated PvP activities
  • Rated and Unrated Battleground wins will reward a piece of gear. Losses have a chance to reward gear based on the score.
  • Skirmish and Arena victories will have an increased chance to drop gear.
  • The item level of PvP gear now more closely mirrors the type of item level progression you see from World Quests
  • Each rated PvP bracket (2v2, 3v3, Rated Battlegrounds) has a weekly quest that rewards items based on your best rating from the previous week.
  • The quests for Arena brackets will require 10 wins, and the quests for the Rated Battleground bracket require three wins.
  • Below 2000, the quests reward Gladiator appearance gear and above 2000 they reward Elite appearance gear.



Nagrand Arena Visual Update
Nagrand Arena has received visual updates in this patch! Gameplay should still be the same.



Quick Join
Patch 7.1 allows you to join friends that are in the queue for different activities. You select a role, ask to join, and then are in the queue with them!





Return to Alcaz Isle
Alcaz Isle has been invaded by Dr. Weavil and the Drudge Gnomes!




Other Additions
There are lots of smaller new things in this patch:

Quests

Toys, Pets, and Mounts

Achievements

UI / Addons


Talon's Vengeance
Talon's Vengeance is a new faction in Patch 7.1. It isn't clear how it is unlocked, but many of the rewards are PvP related. One item earned from PvP kills grants Mark of Prey, increasing your reputation with Talon's Vengeance.

Level Type Name Req. Faction Req. Standing
110Other Regurgitated LeafTalon's VengeanceNeutral
110Other Bag of TwigsTalon's VengeanceFriendly
110Other Ivory FeatherTalon's VengeanceHonored
820Trinket Cracked Falcosaur BeakTalon's VengeanceRevered
20Mount Ivory HawkstriderTalon's VengeanceExalted


Falcosaur Pets and Mounts
Four Falcosaur pets and mounts were added in this patch! You can find more details on Quintessence's blog


Falcosaurs




Professions
Patch 7.1 adds some new recipes including bags for tailoring, Vantus runes, glyphs, drums, potions, fishing bobbers, and more!

  • Obliterum was also increased to a max of 8 upgrades from 7, allowing a max item level of 855.
  • Fishing - New bobbers were added as either world drops or sold by Conjurer Margoss.
  • Cooking - Food that grants movement speed and attack speed after killing an enemy: Spiced Wildfowl Omelet
  • First Aid - Bandage that removes bleeds: Feathered Luffa




Fishing


Level Type Name
1Other Crate of Bobbers: Can of Worms
1Other Crate of Bobbers: Cat Head
1Other Crate of Bobbers: Tugboat
1Other Crate of Bobbers: Squeaky Duck
1Other Crate of Bobbers: Murloc Head
1Other Crate of Bobbers: Wooden Pepe




Tailoring

Name Description Reagents
Imbued Silkweave Bag Craft an Imbued Silkweave Bag. 100 20 10
Imbued Silkweave Bag Reduces the materials required to craft an Imbued Silkweave Bag. 75 15 8
Imbued Silkweave Bag Greatly reduces the materials required to craft an Imbued Silkweave Bag. 60 10 8

Inscription

Name Description Reagents
Glyph of Crackling Ox Lightning Craft a Glyph of Crackling Ox Lightning. 1 2 70
Glyph of the Trusted Steed Craft a Glyph of the Trusted Steed. 1 2 70
Glyph of Twilight Bloom Craft a Glyph of Twilight Bloom. 1 4 60
Vantus Rune: Odyn Craft a Vantus Rune: Odyn. 1 35
Vantus Rune: Guarm Craft a Vantus Rune: Guarm. 1 35
Vantus Rune: Helya Craft a Vantus Rune: Helya. 1 35
Vantus Rune: Odyn Reduces the materials required to craft a Vantus Rune: Odyn. 1 30
Vantus Rune: Guarm Reduces the materials required to craft a Vantus Rune: Guarm. 1 30
Vantus Rune: Helya Reduces the materials required to craft a Vantus Rune: Helya. 1 30
Vantus Rune: Odyn Greatly reduces the materials required to craft a Vantus Rune: Odyn. 1 25
Vantus Rune: Guarm Greatly reduces the materials required to craft a Vantus Rune: Guarm. 1 25
Vantus Rune: Helya Greatly reduces the materials required to craft a Vantus Rune: Helya. 1 25

Alchemy

Name Description Reagents
10 Potion of Prolonged Power Mix a stack of 10 Potions of Prolonged Power at the Dalaran Alchemy Station. 1 10
10 Potion of Prolonged Power No longer requires the Dalaran Alchemy Station. 1 10
10 Potion of Prolonged Power Chance to create more than 10 potions. 1 10

Leatherworking

Name Description Reagents
Drums of the Mountain Craft Drums of the Mountain. 10 5 5
Drums of the Mountain Reduces the materials required to craft Drums of the Mountain. 8 3 3
Drums of the Mountain Significantly reduces the materials required to craft Drums of the Mountain. 5 2 2


Diablo 20th Anniversary Event
The Diablo 20th Anniversary event will take place from January 4th to January 10th. There is an achievement and some items associated with the event.

Name Category
Diablo's 20th Anniversary There is no cow level.
Events


Level Type Name
20Other Twelve-String Guitar
110Bag Horadric Satchel
66Other Stone of Jordan
1Other Tome of Town Portal
1Other Scroll of Town Portal
1Other Blank Diabolic Tome
1Other Small Charm of Life
1Other Small Charm of Inertia
1Other Large Charm of Strength
1Other Large Charm of Dexterity
1Other Serpent's Grand Charm
1Other Stalwart's Grand Charm

Legendary Upgrades
You can upgrade your legendary item once The Nighthold opens by completing the Touch of a Titan quest and obtaining Distilled Titan Essence.



Expanded Macro Icon List Frame
The default UI finally allows you to see more icons when trying to select one for a macro.



Hidden Belt Transmog
Patch 7.1 adds the option to hide your belt!



Flight Path Map Changes
The flight path map has been changed to show only the path to your destination in Patch 7.1, how many world quests are up in a zone, as well as showing non world quests on the map. Currently the flight points aren't lining up correctly with the Broken Isles map.



Auction House Sorting Improved
The Auction House can now sort by price per unit, helping with the varying stack sizes.



Mythic+ Dungeon Filter
The group finder will now allow you to list Mythic and Mythic+ groups separately.



Fire Mage: Hidden Flame Orbs
Fire mages can talk to Archmage Melis to hide the floating flame orbs of Felo'melorn in Patch 7.1.



Mage - Updated Portal and Teleport Icons
Some Mage armor teleports and portals now have a new, unique icon.



Reputation Improvements
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
We will be easing a couple of linked features with 7.1.

First, Court of Stars and The Arcway will now unlock account-wide once each individual dungeon is completed once on an account.

Second, World Quests will no longer have the "friendly" reputation unlock requirement for secondary/alt characters. Once you hit 110 on an alt, you will immediately receive a quest to speak with Khadgar to receive your Flight Master's Whistle and unlock World Quests, as long as you've already unlocked World Quests on your main.

New Music
Patch 7.1 adds some new music, including music for Karazhan, Winter's Veil, and Diablo's Anniversary.



Action Camera
The Action Cam should be returning in Patch 7.1, meaning addons like dynamiccam might work once again.



New Icons
Lots of new icons were added in this patch!



New Strings
New strings in this patch include references to the system that allows you to join friends that are queuing for something.



WoWDB Addon Data Collection
The migration to the new Curse App continues with improved addon management support and guild servers.

Quickly populating the database with new additions is done with the help of many players. The more people that contribute data, the more accurate and quickly we can update the database.

To help out, just click here if you have Curse App already installed.

When you are playing the addon will gather data and save it. When you are done playing, Curse App will see the game close and upload the collected data from the addon.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 7.1 Live This Week started by chaud View original post
Comments 79 Comments
  1. Maximelene's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Poundmax View Post
    not that I need this, but I thought flying was coming out in 7.1? anyone?
    Well, you thought wrong.
  1. Jonas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by potatoe View Post
    "quick join" seems like a great feature. I'm looking forward to it.
    same now i just need some friends to join
  1. TheAngryGazebo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by potatoe View Post
    "quick join" seems like a great feature. I'm looking forward to it.
    I have a feeling it's going to be the surprise hit of the patch. I often want to play with friends, but am afraid I'll be interrupting their play - but if I can see they're in a dungeon/LFR queue and join them, it makes it much easier to give them a quick poke and join in with them. Really excited for it!
  1. Gadzooks's Avatar
    Hell of a patch, have to admit.

    I hope they have as much anniversary stuff in the actual Diablo game, as they do in WoW. It would be nice. Not a single word from them about that, which either indicates something BIG is dropping at Blizzcon, or the game is truly dead in the water.
  1. Frolk's Avatar
    Now lets compare this to the sad excuse that was 6.1 lol
  1. Bullarkie's Avatar
    Did they really just buff mages?
  1. Vargur's Avatar
    Yeah, no WoWDB, that thing lags like crazy until it loads everything - and the layout is not as good as WoWHead's.
    Not to mention that it's white.
  1. Logwyn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by paflodder View Post
    If you all really want a ledgendary , or two of them ?
    Just ALL you guys and dolls that doesnt have a ledgendary item drop yet, go to your account and unsub .
    Select "others have unfair advantage" and hit that unsub button . If enough of you do this they will send them to you in the mail LOL .
    Power to the players(people) !!!! A true developers nightmare !!
    Next time you see one drop for another alt/casual/elitist or even friends and you feel left behind, just give it a wee kneejerk and have some revenge !!
    Eh?

    There's no skill involved with getting a legendary. No one "earned" one this expansion. The effect of having one.. Then being able to increase it even more might could get game breaking. `

    I guess I should have said the lucky get richer. Better?
  1. KorribanN's Avatar
    Thanks for that ele shaman buff ! really blizzard now we can be top dps and be useful in raid ! ty for showing us so much love and hear our complains.. oh wait i was just dreaming forget everything i just said.
  1. Doffen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daan View Post
    Instead of nerfing the Guardian Druid (Thick Hide from 10% to 6%, GG gives less rage), they should buff the singletarget and burst damage. And why is Fire Mage getting Buffs? Isn't he strong enough?? I will never understand this balancing.
    Fire mage singel and burst dps is getting nerfed, only flamestrike and aftershocks got buffed(aoe) Aftershock is Our 3rd big AW-trait, wich was literally useless before now. So they either had to buff it or change it, and I guess it was just easier to buff it

    Read more carefully
  1. paflodder's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Logwyn View Post
    Eh?

    There's no skill involved with getting a legendary. No one "earned" one this expansion. The effect of having one.. Then being able to increase it even more might could get game breaking. `

    I guess I should have said the lucky get richer. Better?

    I know and i agree with evrything you say here .
    Just saying we could create our own luck if it turns out there is no bad luck mechanism .
    Or its a bad mechanism .
  1. chillshock's Avatar
    This could have been such a great expansion, wasn't my main an arms warrior. :/ And it's getting a(nother) huge freakin pvp nerf on 7.1.
  1. Deix-EU's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bullarkie View Post
    Did they really just buff mages?
    Yup, a -5%~ ST fire mage buff !
    Joke appart, it becomes the most balanced spec through all their spec. Good job with blowjob .
  1. Dhru's Avatar
    Whoa: "You can upgrade your legendary item" GG Blizzard. I have 0 legendary but hey, I will be able to upgrade them...

    My guild right now: no legendary = no raid spot. FU Blizzard! And for the mythic high progress team you need two legendaries for a raid spot.
  1. Sixy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dhru View Post
    Whoa: "You can upgrade your legendary item" GG Blizzard. I have 0 legendary but hey, I will be able to upgrade them...

    My guild right now: no legendary = no raid spot. FU Blizzard! And for the mythic high progress team you need two legendaries for a raid spot.
    You are in one of the shittiest guilds I have ever heard of, or you are exaggerating. If true, run like the wind, you did not need them.
    I am in a Mythic raiding guild, and am one of only 6 people who do not have a legendary yet. None of us have lost our spot. Player skill and ability to handle mechanics is more valued in many high end raiding guilds than rng. Replacing a skilled player with a player who is less skilled or does not mesh well, but has a legendary, will be a marginal increase at best and will result in a net loss for the team down the line.
  1. karatakor's Avatar
    How can they be taken seriously, releasing pet battle content, instead of:
    - Balancing class and secondary stats,
    - reworking spec (affliction, demonology, DK, other specs not working),
    - MM+ keystone when someone leaves,
    - reworking legendary random "exciting" drop...
  1. Dhru's Avatar
    "There will be no update on Classic Servers at BlizzCon." RIP veteran players, spit on them. Blizzard needs a new economic manager so he can tell them there is money in the vanilla servers...

    Btw this 7.1 looks like a pet battle patch with a reused raid "constant new conent" seems legit...
  1. Meat Rubbing Specialist's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by karatakor View Post
    How can they be taken seriously, releasing pet battle content, instead of:
    - Balancing class and secondary stats,
    - reworking spec (affliction, demonology, DK, other specs not working),
    - MM+ keystone when someone leaves,
    - reworking legendary random "exciting" drop...
    Because people with a modicum of intelligence realise that those are all done by separate teams.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by Dhru View Post
    "There will be no update on Classic Servers at BlizzCon." RIP veteran players, spit on them. Blizzard needs a new economic manager so he can tell them there is money in the vanilla servers...

    Btw this 7.1 looks like a pet battle patch with a reused raid "constant new conent" seems legit...
    Blizzard is a Business. Business ALWAYS look for ways to make Money.You think if Vanilla Servers actually had a chance of making a reasonable amount of Profit they wouldn't invest in it?

    I mean come on, you people always cry about how greedy Blizzard is and then question why they "wouldn't want to make bajillions in Vanilla servers omfgwtfbbq"

    Obviously they have crunched the numbers and realised it isn't worth the time/resources for the expect profit it "could" gain.

    Also as a Veteran player I can say I give zero fucks about Classic servers. the game was trash back then, most of peoples nostalgia comes from the community not the gameplay.
  1. TheDeeGee's Avatar
    Nice they gated Karazhan behind Mythic, gives everyone a chance to follow the story this expansion right? >_______>
  1. Roudene's Avatar
    It seems that 7.1 has more content than whole WoD.

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