New Assault Map - Havana

Crucible of Storms - Blade of Xal'atath Follow Up Quest
Upon completing the final encounter in Crucible of Storms, a follow up quest will be offered to the Xal'atath quest chain provided that you completed the previous parts of the chain. *SPOILERS BELOW*

  • If you are Horde, the empty blade of Xal'atath will appear on the ground in Uu'nat's room after killing him. You are then given the quest The Black Blade which has you bring the blade to Sylvanas. She says that the blade will be the compass that guides the Horde to victory and that the Alliance has no idea what it's up against. She claims that with the blade, they will shift the war in the Horde's favor once again.
  • If you are Alliance, you will only see the image of where the empty blade of Xal'atath sat, and this gives you the quest The Missing Blade to warn Anduin of what happened in the Crucible of Storms. He is concerned that the blade has fallen into the hands of Sylvanas, and says it is clear by her actions that she doesn't fight for the Horde, but death itself. He says that they must stop whatever madness she plans to use the weapon for if there is to be peace between the factions.




Patch 8.1.5 Hotfixes - April 18, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids
  • Crucible of Storms
    • The Restless Cabal
      • Fixed a bug that prevented players from dispelling Promises of Power on Normal difficulty.
      • Fixed an issue where players were unable to leave the room after defeating The Restless Cabal.

Items

Quests
  • Lost Alpacas have returned to the deserts of Vol'dun for players to wrangle in “Alpacas Gone Wild” and “They Have Alpacas Here”.

Vision of Perfection - Azerite Essence Feedback
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Thank you for all of the feedback on Vision of Perfection—it’s an idea we’re also very excited about. As always, the first iteration of new abilities on a PTR have tuning that is somewhat preliminary. That’s especially true for this ability, due to the complexity of the effect and the large number of interactions it has. Our goal is to make it an interesting choice among the other available Essences, while preserving the concept of it. For this and the other Essences, there will be ongoing tuning updates in the coming weeks.

On the specific issue of interactions between Vision of Perfection and other effects that trigger from or buff your cooldowns: part of what makes this Essence exciting is the opportunity to explore things like that. At the same time, if they occur at full value every time Vision procs, that may be far too much.

Our initial plan is that, as a standard approach, the added effects or bonuses should be reduced in value, in the same way that the cooldown itself is reduced in duration. For example, if Recklessness is proccing at 40% effectiveness, Reckless Abandon should also provide 40% of its normal Rage value. There are some cases where this doesn’t work because there’s no way to “scale down” an effect—Summon Infernal will either stun or not stun when it lands. We’ll have to handle those cases individually.

You’ll see adjustments to this (and likely some other items) in a future build of the PTR.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Druid Travel Form and Mount Equipment
Anyone seen anything or read a blue post that lets us druids know if our travel forms benefit from that new slot?
Druid travel form (and things like it) do not benefit from the mount equipment. Only mounts summoned from that collection do. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
This article was originally published in forum thread: Xal'atath Follow Up Quests, Patch 8.1.5 Hotfixes - April 18, Vision of Perfection started by Stoy View original post
Comments 44 Comments
  1. 1 + 1 = 3's Avatar
    first, Bad Sylvanas Bad !
  1. Onikaroshi's Avatar
    Hell, I'd fight for death itself, sounds far more interesting then this pointless faction war.
  1. Biomega's Avatar
    "Hi, I'm Prince Anduin Plotlord, and I have the uncanny ability to look at where something once lay on the ground and divine from it the exact motivations of my mortal enemy, whom I've been trying hard to antagonize at every turn. TRUST ME, I KNOW WHAT SHE'S UP TO WHY WOULD I LIE!"
  1. lllBlackSunlll's Avatar
    How is Sylvanus not like Garrosh?

    Starts a conflict because why not.
    Begins to lose said conflict.
    Gains powers from the Old Gods or related forces.
    Kills and crushes those who oppose them.

    SoO 2.0 inc.
  1. javierdsv's Avatar
    Sylvanas Hellscream incoming.

    Prepare to at least vanish her from the Horde, I mean... finally.
  1. THEORACLE64's Avatar
    I think people are fairly short sighted if they think this will play out the same as Garrosh. Sure, they’re baiting us down that road with lots of similarities but you can bet they’ll completely flip it on its head come 8.3.
  1. Sin Cara's Avatar
    Sylvanas is in it for the long con. Blizzard is just leading people on to think she's like Garrosh and it's working quite well from the looks of it.
  1. Oneirophobia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by javierdsv View Post
    Sylvanas Hellscream incoming.

    Prepare to at least vanish her from the Horde, I mean... finally.
    And then what? We will end up with another warchief who will go batshit crazy or get killed.

    I’d prefer Sylvanas stay so no other horde leaders take the cursed seat of warchief and go lolbad or die. Like some sort of bulwark against bad plots.


    EDIT: Can you do the quests if you keep "the gift" or does it block you from proceeding? I feel like keeping the gift was pointless and just a "because you can" thing.
  1. Darkguyver2020's Avatar
    Who the Hell cares about peace by this point? It's clear that such a thing will be impossible between both factions.
    Just have the Horde get completely wiped out and force every player to reroll to Alliance in the next expansion.
    That way it will kill Horde favoritism and PvP in one swift blow. I see no downsides.
  1. tripleh's Avatar
    8.3 like the leak a while back said. Sylvannas turns the tables on the alliance.
  1. GreenJesus's Avatar
    I can't wait to raid the Thunder King next patch. I wonder what Garrosh is going to do with the bell.
  1. LadyLisanna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Biomega View Post
    "Hi, I'm Prince Anduin Plotlord, and I have the uncanny ability to look at where something once lay on the ground and divine from it the exact motivations of my mortal enemy, whom I've been trying hard to antagonize at every turn. TRUST ME, I KNOW WHAT SHE'S UP TO WHY WOULD I LIE!"
    No... The Dark Lady is the antagonist ... She does stuff that causeing strife.
  1. SinR's Avatar
    Sylvanas tries to imprison N'zoth in the dagger and fails.

    She comes back and tries to destroy both the Alliance and the Horde (because her mind's twisted that everyone's turning against her) and Nathanos kills her. for the third tine. This unleashes N'Zoth from the dagger and causes even more harm to Azeroth.

    Or something
  1. Yot's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    Sylvanas tries to imprison N'zoth in the dagger and fails.

    She comes back and tries to destroy both the Alliance and the Horde (because her mind's twisted that everyone's turning against her) and Nathanos kills her. for the third tine. This unleashes N'Zoth from the dagger and causes even more harm to Azeroth.

    Or something
    A Horde leader corrupted by an Old God that we then have to fight and kill? That would be a first.
  1. mickybrighteyes's Avatar
    Amusing. The dagger is now instantly an indication of fighting for death itself.
  1. Brewshine's Avatar
    Slyvanas is beloved by way to many players to be killed off. Blizz doesn’t have the Thralls balls to kill her off.
  1. SinR's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yot View Post
    A Horde leader corrupted by an Old God that we then have to fight and kill? That would be a first.
    WE Don't kill her.

    Nathanos does.

    N'zoth tells her that he says he loves her and cares for her but all he wants is the mantle of Warchief. Maybe the voices can be N'zoth all distorted to sound like Thrall or Vol'jin or Varian.

    I duuno.


    Eventually Sylvanas goes all "Sylvanas Windrunner VS The World" on us
  1. Danuel's Avatar
    Yup here we go again: something, something great power. Something, something corruption!
  1. Nimog's Avatar
    Having Sylvanas go Darth Vader on us is such a tired storyline.
    Sylvanas says, " I'm am not the Warchief I should be,"
    Thrall interjects, " You were the chose one, It was said you would destroy the Lich King, not become the new one." "Bring balance to the Horde, not leave it in Darkness." "You have allowed this dark lord to twist your mind, until now... until now you've become the very thing you swore to destroy."
    Don't lecture me, Thrall I see through the lies of the Lich King. I do not fear the dark side as you do. I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new Empire.
    Thrall: Your new empire?
    Sylvanas: Don't make me kill you.
    Thrall: Sylvanas, my allegiance is to the Horde, to honor!
    Sylvanas: If you're not with me, then you're my enemy.
    Thrall: Only the Lich King deals in absolutes. I will do what I must.
    Sylvanas: You will try.

    Anyone else see this transpiring?
  1. Rioo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Biomega View Post
    "Hi, I'm Prince Anduin Plotlord, and I have the uncanny ability to look at where something once lay on the ground and divine from it the exact motivations of my mortal enemy, whom I've been trying hard to antagonize at every turn. TRUST ME, I KNOW WHAT SHE'S UP TO WHY WOULD I LIE!"
    Yeah this is some weird dialogue for sure.

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