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. RobertMugabe's Avatar
    Champions of Azeroth acc wide, Faction based tmog restrictions were removed NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  1. Mchamster's Avatar
    This is why bitching on a massive scale about problems with the game appears to be the only way to make effective changes for the good. They could have listened to beta feedback on a lot of this.
  1. RobertMugabe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Velvet View Post
    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!
    You Sound like one of those People that get into useless Arguments and get salty af. Then something positive happens that "helps" your argument and you feel better and wait for Response to boost your ego.
  1. keymil's Avatar
    I have a feeling Rastakhan will die and Jaina will somehow survive, cause why not, gotta kill more Horde (or soon to be Horde) characters...

    Also:

    New Warfront - The Battle for Darkshore. Night Elves vs Forsaken. New Structures and Upgrades. Max Level Darkshore zone updates.
    Wy Darkshore though? Lets ignore the fact that there are many better places across Kalimdor for warfront, but:

    1). what are the forsaken even doing there still
    2). how the hell would the night elves get there
    3). werent they mostly wiped out?
    4). why would they fight for a burnt tree

    Pretty sure they chose Darkshore cause it already served as a max level content so it was in some way easier and faster to put the warfront in there.
  1. Khaza-R's Avatar
    So Jaina is going to die?

    Holy shit
  1. marty096's Avatar
    If Shaman changes aren't on the PTR, I'm going to be really disappointed.
  1. Kenji87's Avatar
    Heritage Armor for other races? Hel yes!
  1. Dartz1979's Avatar
    Jaina better not die or i will be very furiously angry...
  1. barrsftw's Avatar
    This was great. Faction based raid is going to be SICK.
  1. micwini's Avatar
    So 1 new raid with 9 bosses and a few quests is "Major patch"? Not even a new zone. Hell, not even zandalari and kul tirans!
  1. Lady Velvet's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by RobertMugabe View Post
    You Sound like one of those People that get into useless Arguments and get salty af. Then something positive happens that "helps" your argument and you feel better and wait for Response to boost your ego.
    No-uh, was just saying a joke of something that might happen. That's all.
  1. baskev's Avatar
    Not looking forward....i hoped for some alliance stuff. A alliance raid.

    What do we get? 2 bosses that are more connected to aszhara.

    What do the horde get....SoO 2.0....yeah gg blizz...gg...

    And we know already that the alliance is going to loose because the horde is going to drive us back to the harbor... so...sigh...
  1. keymil's Avatar
    Map and Reputation improvements coming. Champion of Azeroth faction will be effectively account wide.
    Number of Exalted reputations achievement progress 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 Exalted with the existing factions and played through the War Campaign, that's enough, nothing additional to do.

    Pls release 8.1 tomorrow.
  1. morph4037's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Velvet View Post
    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!
    Or laugh at how they just made a high def version of the Belf starter gear as "heritage armor".

    Gonna be so delicious.
  1. Vedrenne's Avatar
    All I want is them to lower the rep requirements for the Legion based Allied Races. Keep the requirement, just lower it to revered at least. It is such a slog trying to get exalted with Argussian and AotL if you missed it at the time.
  1. Nokami's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by keymil View Post
    Pls release 8.1 tomorrow.
    Give. /10char
  1. Slejhy's Avatar
    watch how you will have to level up new Character for the heritage armor xd
  1. Lady Velvet's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by morph4037 View Post
    Or laugh at how they just made a high def version of the Belf starter gear as "heritage armor".

    Gonna be so delicious.
    Yeah, we'll see about that. For now ,you sure you don't wanna return to your High elf circlejerk thread, sweetie?
  1. Icoblablubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by keymil View Post
    I have a feeling Rastakhan will die and Jaina will somehow survive, cause why not, gotta kill more Horde (or soon to be Horde) characters...

    Also:



    Wy Darkshore though? Lets ignore the fact that there are many better places across Kalimdor for warfront, but:

    1). what are the forsaken even doing there still
    2). how the hell would the night elves get there
    3). werent they mostly wiped out?
    4). why would they fight for a burnt tree

    Pretty sure they chose Darkshore cause it already served as a max level content so it was in some way easier and faster to put the warfront in there.
    if you would have played end of legion and the BfA pre patch .. Darkshore was a source of azerite which they still gather from darkshore... 2nd point Alliance have Kul'tiras fleet? 3d again if u would have played pre event mostly civilians where wiped out ... 4th Azerite .. gosh
  1. baskev's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dartz1979 View Post
    Jaina better not die or i will be very furiously angry...
    she is dead.....lets be real..her story is a send off.
    This plus the alliance forces being pushed back to harbor + the fact they have the remians of her brother. Ill say it now...she gets knived by her undead brother.

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