Upcoming Content Patch - Developer Live Stream
Patch 8.1 - Tides of Vengeance is coming to the PTR this week!



Tides of Vengeance
  • The Horde and Alliance conflict may feel more distant right now, but that's all about to change.
  • Tides of Vengeance is the next update!
  • Coming to the PTR by the end of the week!

New Content
  • The War Campaign continues.
  • Incursions are coming - Similar to Legion Assaults. Horde/Alliance forces will invade an area, turning off World Quests, and adding an objective for the area.
  • New World Quests are coming.
  • Saurfang, Tyrande, and Vol'jin story lines will be advanced.
  • Heritage Armor is coming for other races: Dwarves and Blood Elves. It is unlocked via a racial quest, Exalted and Max Level? You can log in, do the quest, and unlock it!
  • New Warfront - The Battle for Darkshore. Night Elves vs Forsaken. New Structures and Upgrades. Darkshore will have max level character content and zone updates.

Island Expeditions
  • Two New Island Expeditions - Jorundall (Vrykul) and Havenswood (Gilnean City)
  • Island Expeditions will have new events and enemies, more variety, holdouts that can be triggered, and Azerite Extraction points that you'll have to depend.
  • Island Expeditions will have major spawning improvements. Won't be uniformly blanketed by spawns. More clusters and hubs, more gaps, more navigability between hubs.

New Raids
  • Siege of Zuldazar
    • Different than any raid before.
    • The enemy is the opposite faction, with separate faction experiences.
    • Alliance start at the docks and climb the pyramid, eventually fighting King Rastakhan.
    • The Horde will defend the city, starting outside on the far north of the pyramid. They fight towards Rastakhan, which will be the middle of the raid for them. They then fight Alliance forces down towards harbor, ending with Alliance commanders and Jaina on the high seas.
    • This is two separate six boss experiences.
    • After completing the faction specific experience, you'll be able to experience the other 3 faction bosses that you didn't get to experience firsthand.
    • There are a total of nine new boss encounters.
    • We'll see a new interior of the pyramid that we've never seen before.
  • Crucible of Storms
    • This raid has two bosses and is located under Stormsong Valley,
    • It will be released after Zuldazar.
    • There will be supporting world content.
    • Hints at influence of Queen Azshara

System Improvements
  • Class updates, new Azerite Traits, new profession recipes, Gnomeregan Pet Battle Dungeon, and more!
  • Team has learned from the Azerite Traits, current ones are a floor in terms of complexity, new traits with more complexity coming.
  • Replacements are coming for traits that are not interesting or effective.
  • In the past, first Tier set bonuses were simpler, with more complex ones coming later.
  • Map and Reputation improvements are coming.
  • Champion of Azeroth reputation will be effectively account wide. If you are already Revered, you can level an alt and go get your upgrades right away at Level 120.
  • Reputation restricted transmog items will have restrictions removed.
  • Progress towards the X Number of Exalted reputations achievements will be account wide.
  • In the events following the raid, we should be able to recruit the Kul Tiran and Zandalari Allied Races. If you are Exalted with the Zandalari / Proudmoore and played through the War Campaign, that's enough, nothing additional to do.


This article was originally published in forum thread: Upcoming Content Patch - Developer Live Stream started by chaud View original post
Comments 301 Comments
  1. SinR's Avatar
    Come for the Disappointment, Stay for the Tears!
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    All I can say, is Horde needs a new Paladin, and it better be Zandalari.
  1. chase123's Avatar
    Legion assaults zzzzzzzzzzz
  1. Mhyroth's Avatar
    "Alliance suffered heavy losses throughout the launch."

    They mean ingame population-wise. Since everyone who wants to Raid is going Horde.
  1. Awsyme's Avatar
    So far I'm reminded of a quote from a recent vid of Bellular saying 'add 10,000 new world quests - it doesn't change the core gameplay which means there's not much to get you excited as you play'
  1. Confucius's Avatar
    new world quests
    "more turtles need to get to the water" - Help 50 turtles reach the ocean from even further back
  1. morph4037's Avatar
    OMG new WQ's!!!!!!oneI!II!

    That will truly save things!
  1. Mardux's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mhyroth View Post
    "Alliance suffered heavy losses throughout the launch."

    They mean ingame population-wise. Since everyone who wants to Raid is going Horde.
    *was already Horde.

    FTFY
  1. Awsyme's Avatar
    You like world quests? You adored warfronts? You loved Island expeditions! Good news! We're doubling down! HARD!
  1. Lady Velvet's Avatar
    Blood elf heritage armor! I can't wait for it! It's gonna look so good!

    Prepare for the Alliance tears!
  1. Dug's Avatar
    Fucking yooo that dwarf heritage armor >
  1. RobertMugabe's Avatar
    New world quests, new warfront, new Special raid, legion invasions 2.0

    Seems very nice honestly so far. Kinda more excited about class changes tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Velvet View Post
    Blood elf heritage armor! I can't wait for it! It's gonna look so good!

    Prepare for the Alliance tears!
    Dwarfs > Blood Elves
  1. morph4037's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Velvet View Post
    Blood elf heritage armor! I can't wait for it! It's gonna look so good!

    Prepare for the Alliance tears!
    Tears of laughter? Possibly.
  1. baskev's Avatar
    wtf...a other horde raid...fuck you blizzard. fucking horde first mentallity.
  1. RobertMugabe's Avatar
    HOLY SHIT: 2 new Raids actually
  1. Kanegasi's Avatar
    Oh boy, another Siege of <Horde> raid. I bet there's going to be a dinosaur boss, a mech boss, and an orc boss.
  1. Greyvax's Avatar
    2 raids? how long has it been? it'll be nice to have some variety!
  1. Guyviroth's Avatar
    I'm really hyped for Belf heritage armor. I reckon it'll either be Kael'thas plate or maybe Spellbreaker armor.
  1. Lady Velvet's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by morph4037 View Post
    Tears of laughter? Possibly.
    They're going to cry and ask for Blood elves (High elves) now that their purple, tentacles for hair elves lost their only unique feature

    Gonna be so delicious!
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    2 boss raid and faction specific bosses sounds pretty cool actually.

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