Patch 8.1.5 Hotfixes - May 6, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Dungeons and Raids
Crucible of Storms
  • The Restless Cabal
    • Reduced the health of Fa'thuul the Feared, Zaxasj the Speaker, Visage from Beyond, and Trident of Deep Ocean for groups in Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties.
      • Developers’ note: We’ve changed the health scaling on some enemies in The Restless Cabal encounter. Now a 10-player raid should see a 15% reduction in health while a 30-player raid should see the affected enemies have about the same health as before.

Patch 8.2 PTR - War Campaign Scenario "Stay of Execution"
The war campaign continues on the 8.2 PTR. It has both factions take part in a scenario to rescue Baine.

  • Alliance
    • As of now, the first quest, Payment in Kind, starts from Jaina in Nazjatar. She tells you that Anduin has requested your presence. Upon arriving at the Stormwind Keep with Jaina and Shaw, you are informed that they have discovered that Baine is to be executed. Jaina volunteers to lead a small group to save him from where he is being held underneath Orgrimmar.
    • You then speak to Jaina to start the "Stay of Execution" scenario. She ports you in right on top of a small romantic picnic set up. As you walk forward, you find out that the picnic was meant as a surprise from one female off-duty mech jockey goblin to another. Shaw unlocks the gate just as they arrive, and Jaina freezes them. Poor ladies!
    • As you move forward, you are attacked by a few goblin azerite researchers. Jaina notices that they seem to be developing Azerite weapons down here.
    • You fight your way through some unpaid interns and destroy some goblin mechs. Jaina and Shaw discuss how the goblins should be using their technology to develop ways to save the world instead of destroy it. You eventually reach another gate.
    • Here, you and Jaina fend off waves of Forsaken guards as Shaw deals with the lock. He takes longer than usual, and Jaina suggests that she try a spell, but he says it will not be needed as the gate isn't much of a challenge compared to Rastakhan's treasury. You fight an elite goblin mech, Unit One-Thirty-Seven, who taunts Jaina by saying, "Beware, beware this, toots" before attacking you.
    • You then stumble upon none other than Thrall and Saurfang, who are also there to rescue Baine. The group agrees to work together, but don't have much trust between them.
  • Horde
    • You receive the quest Visions of Danger from Lor'themar in Nazjatar. Lor'themar informs you that Spiritwalker Ussoh had a vision he wishes to share with you. Upon speaking to him, you are infromed that he saw Baine imprisoned and his life flickered out by the warchief before the next sunrise.
    • Lor'themar says this must be stopped. He says he has followed Sylvanas for a long time, but can not allow her to execute Baine. He sends you to speak with old allies that he contacted, Saurfang and Thrall.
      • If you sided with Saurfang, you arrive in Orgrimmar to find them talking with Rokhan and agree to help.
      • If you sided with Sylvanas, you have the option to inform Nathanos of Lor'themar's treachery. He tells you to play along and you head to Saurfang and Thrall to help.
    • Inside, you sneak past Forsaken guards with the help of a totem given to Thrall by Rokhan. Thrall and Saurfang then have you provide a distraction seeing as how you are still a hero of the Horde.
    • The totem's magic runs out and so you must approach Dark Ranger Lyana, request a duel, and then inspect the troops nearby. After, you reconvene with Thrall and Saurfang and find the Alliance is also here to rescue Baine. The two groups agree to work together.
  • Both Factions
    • At this point, the events play out the same regardless of faction.
    • You fight your way through more dark rangers and Forsaken guards, eventually dealing with an orc wolf trainer, Rowa Bloodstrike, before reaching Baine. It is here that there is a cutscene to reveal that this is a trap.
    • The Sunreaver Magister Hathorel stops the group from freeing him by having his elite mages channel barriers on wards around the room. Shaw works on Baine's lock while you take care of two Dark Rangers, Thanel and Zanra. You then take on a Dark Warden Lyani Shadestalker.
    • After the enemies are dealth with, Jaina uses her frost magic to remove the barriers from the mages around the room, allowing your team to kill them and destroy the wards one by one. When all are defeated, Magister Hathorel attacks. He ice blocks when he is near death, and the group teleports out with Baine.
  • As Alliance, you are taken back to your camp in Nazjatar where Jaina discusses what transpired with Greymane. He is a little reluctant to work with the Horde after all they have done, but Jaina convinces him that they need to redirect their efforts against Azshara instead of the Horde which may buy time for Saurfang's rebellion to take root.
  • As Horde, you return to Lor'themar in Nazjatar. He is surprised that the Alliance helped out, and Thalyssra reminds him that not long ago the two factions worked together to help her in Suramar. She then suggests that they redirect their focus to Azshara instead of the Alliance, a plan that Lor'themar agrees with, especially because it will anger Nathanos. He recalls back to the events of Pandaria in which Taran Zhu told him and Jaina that it stops when you turn from one another and walk away.
    • If you sided with Sylvanas, you can then speak to Nathanos, who informs you that it was part of the plan to let them escape. He returns to Orgrimmar after stating that your loyalty will soon have a greater test.



This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 8.1.5 Hotfixes - May 6, 2019, Patch 8.2 PTR - War Campaign started by chaud View original post
Comments 88 Comments
  1. Onikaroshi's Avatar
    Should have just given us the option to murder Baine, would have been far more interesting. Guess Mr. Lor'themar needs to die now too.
  1. Buttonmasher's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Onikaroshi View Post
    Should have just given us the option to murder Baine, would have been far more interesting. Guess Mr. Lor'themar needs to die now too.
    settle down there partner
  1. Onikaroshi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Buttonmasher View Post
    settle down there partner
    Not worked up, just would rather play the straight up bad guy for once, more fun.
  1. tripleh's Avatar
    Just had to use more raised night elves....
  1. iamthedevil's Avatar
    why is Thrall a midget now

  1. Doffen's Avatar
    "He is surprised that the Alliance helped out, and Thalyssra reminds him that not long ago the two factions worked together to help her in Suramar. "
    Guess we can take that silly notion that canon wise, only Horde helped out in Suramar away for good. And she says factions, not class halls. Obviously this was obvious for most of us.

    Good changes for the Crucible. As a small raid group that raids heroic with 10-12 people this is a decent change. Raid-scaling overall isn't stellar as it favors larger raids the most.
  1. Shampro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tripleh View Post
    Just had to use more raised night elves....
    I hope she continues to. At this point I want her to do as much damage as possible since it's clear that Blizzard doesn't care about doing something that isn't what already happened, my only solace is that she takes as much from the Alliance as possible and a few shitty Horde characters along too.

    Petty? You bet, but it's what BFA has done to the playerbase and the story.
  1. Gadzooks's Avatar
    Only comment is how glacially slow the story is moving in BfA.
  1. GreenJesus's Avatar
    Lol so glad I unsubbed from this bullshit.
  1. Easo's Avatar
    Ah, yes, "part of a greater plan". To let your enemies escape, again. That is a bit too much cliche for my taste.
  1. Video Games's Avatar
    It'a beyond stupid theyre drip feeding us 10 minutes of questing every 6 months
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Video Games View Post
    It'a beyond stupid theyre drip feeding us 10 minutes of questing every 6 months
    That then proceeds to have the rest of it timegated for another week or month because "muh lore".
  1. tripleh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shampro View Post
    I hope she continues to. At this point I want her to do as much damage as possible since it's clear that Blizzard doesn't care about doing something that isn't what already happened, my only solace is that she takes as much from the Alliance as possible and a few shitty Horde characters along too.

    Petty? You bet, but it's what BFA has done to the playerbase and the story.
    I can't wait to see the next list of layoffs. Really hoping some devs and Steve Danuser make that list. Danuser being in charge of the narrative is no different then Rian Johnson and the last jedi. It's sad that wow story has gotten that bad, at this point not worth following anymore. Hoping the booksales will fall hard.
  1. Dartz1979's Avatar
    I'll always remain loyal to my waifu sylvanas shes the better looking of the three sisters
  1. SinR's Avatar
    so the romantic picnic...

    was that from one female off-duty mech jockey goblin to another female off-duty mech jockey goblin? or a female off-duty mech jockey goblin to another male off-duty mech jockey goblin?

    If so... The Alliance just stomped out a budding romance between a female off-duty mech jockey goblin and another female off-duty mech jockey goblin or a male off-duty mech jockey goblin
  1. Logwyn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by iamthedevil View Post
    why is Thrall a midget now
    As we get older gravity pulls us down and makes us shorter.
  1. Zka's Avatar
    They keep fucking up small sized raid tuning ever since they increased flex raiding, incredible.
  1. Mandible's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    so the romantic picnic...

    was that from one female off-duty mech jockey goblin to another female off-duty mech jockey goblin? or a female off-duty mech jockey goblin to another male off-duty mech jockey goblin?

    If so... The Alliance just stomped out a budding romance between a female off-duty mech jockey goblin and another female off-duty mech jockey goblin or a male off-duty mech jockey goblin
    It is rather obvious if you actually read the text.
  1. Bwgmon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    so the romantic picnic...

    was that from one female off-duty mech jockey goblin to another female off-duty mech jockey goblin? or a female off-duty mech jockey goblin to another male off-duty mech jockey goblin?

    If so... The Alliance just stomped out a budding romance between a female off-duty mech jockey goblin and another female off-duty mech jockey goblin or a male off-duty mech jockey goblin
    Those were definitely ladies. Good for them, pity they're probably dead though.
  1. Highelf's Avatar
    I don't play horde so did Thrall appear at all before this?

    As Alliance, are we really supposed to just forgive the horde for all the atrocities they've committed during this expansion. Including "Lady" Liadrin, who is a paladin, yes technically a blood knight but still, when she slaughters wounded defenseless alliance soldiers and the priest just trying to heal them.

    Thalyssras lines are so hypocritical it's not even funny. Yes both factions helped us but we decided to pick ONE and essentially be at war with the other...

    The lines between Jaina and Greymane are so laughable. Jaina is so quick to change sides again. Only took half an expansion. How many times have we heard that before; "If the horde doesn't hold up their end of the bargain then___" They literally have NEVER held peace for longer than it takes me to eat a breakfast meal from Denny's.

    The horde is splintered and weak. Just run over them and let it sort it out. Not like they do anything anyways. Alliance did 90% of the work in Legion.

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