Patch 8.3 PTR - Mechagnome Unlock Quest Chain Preview
The most recent update to the PTR has added the unlock quest chain for Mechagnomes! If you are an Alliance character and have a toon exalted with the Rustbolt Resistance, you can start the chain. SPOILERS AHEAD!

  • The chain starts from Aysa Cloudsinger in the Stormwind embassy. The first quest is "Urgent Care." Aysa wants you to find Kelsey Steelspark in Boralus Harbor as Mekkatorque's condition is dire and they need help!
  • Upon arriving Kelsey says Mekkatorque's pod is powering down and they can no longer hear him speak. His pulse has also slowed, but she has a plan. She gives you the quest "Waning Energy" and asks you to meet her at Proudmoore Keep.
  • When you get there you find the Tidesages working on the Pod, and Kelsey says what we are about to do might not be the most accepted plan, but it better to do it and ask for forgiveness later.
  • You are given the quest "Someone Who Can Help" and Kelsey thinks the Mechagnomes can help and wants to bring the pod to Mechagon Isle. She wants to get the pod on a homing copter that is delivering supplies to the island from Hook Point.
  • You head over to the homing copters and are able to bring one back and route it to send the pod to Mechagon. Kelsey says she probably should have warned Erazmin before she sent it, and suggests they get to the island before it does.
  • When you arrive, Erazmin says it would be his pleasure to help the High Tinker. He suggests you speak to Waren to find out what materials are needed and gives the quest "Junkyard Treasures."
  • Waren gives the quest "The Current Schematic" and says she can modify one of their existing devices to give access to Mekkatorque without disturbing his life preserving functions. She asks you to collect 4 Heat Tolerant Ooze from the scrapbots and scraphounds in the Heaps, and 6 Acquisitioned Machine Parts from the Outflow slimes. She says the chances of crushing the occupant are sub-50 percent.
  • When you turn in the parts, you receive "Voyage to Safety" and find out the homing copter carrying Mekkatorque's pod was taken out by troggs! He says Piston has a vehicle able to handle this task and tells you to meet his crew in Bondo's yard. You then have to take out Rust-Eye the Cleaver on the east coast of Mechagon with Piston and his Mechanospider.
  • You kill the trogg and retrieve the pod, and Piston places it on the platform when you get back. Waren tells you construction proceeds as scheduled and Christy will address the occupant's bio-mechanical integrity. You receive the quest "Better, Stronger..Less Dead" Christy says that King Mechagon might have been crazy, but his minions did have exemplary robotic creation capabilities. She wants you to collect a Neural Accelerator, Omni Electromagnetic Amplifier, and a Flux Energized Servos from erratic units around Mechagon.
  • Upon collecting the parts, Christy says they need modifications and sends you back to Erazmin. He gives you the quest "Him?" He wants you to go around Rustbolt and ask his people what they want in a leader. From what he hears, the High Tinker has always led his people by necessity, never seeking or desiring a crown. Erazmin thinks the gnomes should be united once again!
  • After speaking to the various gnomes, Erazmin says to share the info with Christy, who gives you the quest "Mental Attunement" and asks you to activate the Synchroscope when she tells says so. Christy wants to give Mekkatorque some improvements, but Kelsey says they like him the way he is. You then open the pod and retrieve Mekkatorque!
  • You are then given the quest "A Strong Heart" and told that Mechagon's Annihilotron's heart with serve a new purpose, but you must help the retrieval team get it back here.
  • You meet Kelsey at the entrance to Junkwatt Depot and take out a robot to get the Spark Reactor and deliver it back to Christy. You then activate a defibrillator to revive Mekkatorque with the Spark Reactor attached to his chest. He is confused at first, but then thanks everyone. Kelsey says she knows a way to repay the favor to the Mechagnomes and you get the quest "Ascension" from Mekkatorque. He says the way to repay the Mechagnomes is by helping them take back the remaining parts of their city!
  • You, Mekkatorque, Erazmin, and Kelsey enter the city via a portal nearby and takeout Blastatron X-81. As you walk through the city, Erazmin says that he would love nothing more than to have the Mechagnomes reunite with Gnomeragan and be lead by the High Tinker. Mekkatorque agrees provided Erazmin remains at his side as his counselor and friend. Erazmin accepts and the two prepare to address their people together. You witness the announcement and the gnomes are united, officially bringing the Mechagnomes into the Alliance! (Ending is currently a bit bugged on the PTR)


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  1. Beet's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sygmar View Post
    Ugh, I care about cybergnomes even less than I did about fat humans. Alliance is honestly never getting any interesting allied races.
    Wow I’m the opposite. I’d trade the damn furry race we get for Mechagnomes anyday. Or for the fat humans. Blood Elves were bad enough being added to the horde, and then we got Pandaren which thankfully almost no one plays. I hope Vulpera are the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by How dare you View Post
    What Horde characters were killed in the last 3-4 expansions?
    Garrosh, VolJin, Saurfang, and many smaller but well liked ones such as Nazgrim.
  1. zlygork's Avatar
    Can we unlock Mechagnomes if we got the rep on the horde, like with the legion races?
  1. AlmightyGerkin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by How dare you View Post
    What Horde characters were killed in the last 3-4 expansions?
    Hope that is a joke.
  1. Doffen's Avatar
    Not so fast, High Stinker!
  1. FlasKamel's Avatar
    Hell yeah! Long live the High Tinkererer!
  1. Ezekeel's Avatar
    Mekkatorque Stark LOL.
  1. GreenJesus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Beet View Post
    Wow I’m the opposite. I’d trade the damn furry race we get for Mechagnomes anyday. Or for the fat humans. Blood Elves were bad enough being added to the horde, and then we got Pandaren which thankfully almost no one plays. I hope Vulpera are the same.

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    Garrosh, VolJin, Saurfang, and many smaller but well liked ones such as Nazgrim.
    Not to mention symbolically killing off Sylvanas from the Horde and having Thrall give up his shaman powers and having him be Green limp dick boi now. Also, they killed off the Dragonmaw orc clan with its leader in SoO and the blackrock orcs such as malkorok. However, you could argue Malkorok was never really "Horde". He was a Garrosh dick sucker. Also, Rastakhan now too. Sacrificed to make his female character daughter a leader.

    Alliance had Varian, Maraad, and the mirror to Nazgrim in WoD. i think that's it?
  1. WonderZebra's Avatar
    I love how people endlessly claimed that it made no sense of the highmountain or nightborne to join the horde since both factions helped them. This time....silence
  1. CharrforLife's Avatar
    Damn it, I'm exalted with them on the Horde side... I was hoping since it's the same Rep Name it would count... ack, guess I'm going on my Ally and take advantage of the 15th Anniversary 15% Rep.
  1. GreenJesus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CharrforLife View Post
    Damn it, I'm exalted with them on the Horde side... I was hoping since it's the same Rep Name it would count... ack, guess I'm going on my Ally and take advantage of the 15th Anniversary 15% Rep.
    I think if you have the exalted rep achievement you can just log in to your alliance char.
  1. oldgeezer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GreenJesus View Post
    I think if you have the exalted rep achievement you can just log in to your alliance char.
    That's how it worked with Nightborne and Highmountain for me. Got exalted on Alliance, forgot all about those races, levelled a Horde character up for Alliance wolf and got the unlock in the process without bothering about rep.
  1. Forgottenone's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by How dare you View Post
    What Horde characters were killed in the last 3-4 expansions?
    Saurfang
    Vol'jin
    Nazgrim
    Garrosh
    Sylvanas (While not dead she is definitely no longer part of the Horde and the chances of her dying are increasing with everything she does)

    Quote Originally Posted by AlmightyGerkin View Post
    Hope that is a joke.
    Had to have been a joke or pure ignorance seeing as he has been posting after people have explained what Horde characters were killed.
  1. Zaganite's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Baleful View Post
    So they are capable of killing most horde characters in the last 3 to 4 expansions but they can't even kill the gnome nobody cares about. Thank you Christie Golden.
    excuse me but Mekkatorque is the ONLY gnome we care about! Mainly because he literally the ONLY gnome worth mentioning. Now that he is basically Iron Man it makes him ten times cooler. If you're sick of your Horde characters dying, the Alliance is here waiting for you.....
  1. brt2pp's Avatar
    honestly ... who cares about even more obnoxious version of gnomes ? gnomes should be written out of lore, and never show their ugly annoying heads ever again. they are not funny, and every time blizzard try to make them serious it doesn't work either because of how they look, it's a flawed concept and should be scrapped (or at least not mentioned ever again) like warfronts or islands
  1. Beet's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GreenJesus View Post
    Not to mention symbolically killing off Sylvanas from the Horde and having Thrall give up his shaman powers and having him be Green limp dick boi now. Also, they killed off the Dragonmaw orc clan with its leader in SoO and the blackrock orcs such as malkorok. However, you could argue Malkorok was never really "Horde". He was a Garrosh dick sucker. Also, Rastakhan now too. Sacrificed to make his female character daughter a leader.

    Alliance had Varian, Maraad, and the mirror to Nazgrim in WoD. i think that's it?
    That's right. Maraad was about as important as Nazgrim too, so Varian is the only major character they've ever lost. As for Rastakhan I was so damn upset for his death. I find Talanji to be just boring as hell. Rastakhan became my favorite troll in the entire game and that was shocking to me. I usually find the WoW trolls boring and haven't been into any since Zul'jin back in the day. But they made Rastakhan pretty likeable, and his voice actor was amazing.
  1. Enthusiastic Steward's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LarryFromHR View Post
    I can't believe the allied race we're getting is a tinker participation award...

    Get this god damn technology out of my fantasy world.
    What game franchise have you been playing? Tanks, airships, flying machines, mech suits, rocket launchers all predate WoW. WoW launched with engineering, tanks, the Deeprun Tram, and other technology. Titan tech has been in since launch and heavily expanded in WotLK. TBC had Legion tech in the reavers and later expanded to inter-dimensional ships. Literally everything the Draenei use. Teleporters, motorcyles, etc etc have all been in the game for a decade. I hate to break it to you but this ship has long since sailed.
  1. How dare you's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Forgottenone View Post
    Saurfang
    Vol'jin
    Nazgrim
    Garrosh
    Sylvanas (While not dead she is definitely no longer part of the Horde and the chances of her dying are increasing with everything she does)
    Ok 1 of those isn't dead and you even say that, so let's scratch Sylvanas off that list.

    Saurfang just recently died, and he got a lot of screentime and his death made sense. And we might actually see him again in Shadowlands, since he is now in the Maw because of Sylvanas.

    Vol'jin died at the beginning of Legion, at the same time Varian died. Both leaders of their factions died. Only Vol'jin is actually still around so his death doesn't even really count compared to Varian's.

    Nazgrim died, but so did Taylor, so it's equal again. Only that Taylor appeared merely as a ghost later, but Nazgrim got resurrected as one of the four horsemen, so again, like Vol'jin, he is still around as a character.

    Garrosh died in WoD, but so did Maraad. And Garrosh might actually be alive again, if you interpret the hints in the Mag'har questchain to mean that.

    So for every major Horde death I can show you a major character on the Alliance side that died as well, but you are biased so you pretend it was only Horde characters that died.

    And Horde seems to always have the advantage of having their characters stick around even though they are dead.
  1. Luck4's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by WonderZebra View Post
    I love how people endlessly claimed that it made no sense of the highmountain or nightborne to join the horde since both factions helped them. This time....silence
    Maybe things went this way because we had way more interaction with both the Highmountain Tauren and Nightborne than these Gnomes, especially Nightborne that had like one whole patch, more than one hundred quests, raid, and two dungeons dedicated to them. Also, these two races look good and are interesting, wouldn't say the same about these "diaper gnomes".

    Why would anyone be upset about something that nobody wants?

    Blizzard wasted one Allied Race spot, but it's not a surprise since it's meant to be one Alliance race. Alliance always gets the short end of the stick.
  1. qwerty123456's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Forgottenone View Post
    Saurfang
    Vol'jin
    Nazgrim
    Garrosh
    Sylvanas (While not dead she is definitely no longer part of the Horde and the chances of her dying are increasing with everything she does)



    Had to have been a joke or pure ignorance seeing as he has been posting after people have explained what Horde characters were killed.
    Saurfang and Vol'jin are the only characters that were Horde when they died from your list. And if you try to use the others then you need to bring in all the former Alliance as well like Ony, Fandral Staghelm, Archbishop Benedictus, etc....
  1. Donald Hellscream's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LarryFromHR View Post
    I can't believe the allied race we're getting is a tinker participation award...

    Get this god damn technology out of my fantasy world.
    You mean a fantasy world that has always had technology in it? You'd have to practically blind not to notice technology being a part of the warcraft universe.

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