Patch 8.3 PTR - Black Empire Campaign Part 4 - Unlocking Horrific Visions
The final part of the Black Empire campaign has you entering Horrific Visions to discover a way to resist N'Zoth and stop the Black Empire from returning. SPOILERS AHEAD!

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  • Upon arriving to Uldum you will find a Visions of the Twisting Sands obelisk nearby. Clicking it will give you a warning that you may only enter once per day. Entering the Vision completes the quest.
  • When you return to Wrathion, he suggests we put this new knowledge to good use and gives the quest "Opening the Gateway." He explains that the fabric of reality is torn and it is only a matter of time before these realities become one. He suggests you speak to MOTHER to establish a Tenebrous Gateway in the Chamber of Heart, which is an unlock that provides access to Horrific Visions. You ask MOTHER to open the way and she constructs the gateway. Wrathion explains that the Forge of Origination was built to remake Azeroth according to the titans' design. If N'Zoth corrupts it, he could use the Reorigination Protocol to transform Azeroth into the Black Empire. For this reason, we must bolster our cloak's resistance to N'Zoth before entering Ny'alotha to turn his own scheme against him.
  • You receive the quest "Into the Darkest Depths" and are now tasked with entering a Horrific Vision to discover what dark manifestations await in a world ruled by N'Zoth. You also now have access to Wrathion's wares, which are purchased with the currency Corrupted Memento gained from Horrific Visions. This is also where you can spend your Coalescing Visions gained from the new assaults to purchase a Vessel of Horrific Visions needed to enter a Horrific Vision.
  • Wrathion says that by entering N'Zoth's vision on our own terms, we can push the limits of our cloak in a relatively safe environment. We need only to introduce a nominal amount of corruption into the chamber to link our reality to Ny'alotha. Magni seems concerned, but Wrathion assures him that it is risk worth taking and MOTHER can cleanse the corruption upon returning to the chamber. You enter the Horrific Vision, which is either a vision of Orgrimmar or Stormwind switching every week.
  • Inside, you learn that a faction leader (Alleria for Stormwind and Thrall for Orgrimmar) is forcing all to submit to N'Zoth and the city has fallen to corruption. This staging area is where you will find yourself when you first enter Horrific Visions, allowing you to prepare and activate masks found in the Visions that change the difficulty of your current Vision before proceeding. Wrathion can also show you a map of the Vision, detailing sanity loss and debuffs suffered in certain locations. Because this is your first Horrific Vision, the final boss area is the only one suggested until your cloak becomes stronger.
  • Upon finishing the Horrific Vision, N'Zoth shouts to you in the Chamber of Heart that "the door opens. The path made clear." Magni wonders where the voice is coming from, and gives you the quest "Whispers in the Dark which tasks you with finding the source of N'Zoth's whispers in the Chamber of Heart. You find the source near the gateway, and when interacted with N'Zoth's voice fills the chamber and minions attack. You have to destroy obelisks and kill his servants to fill a percentage bar to get rid of them, but Ra-den sacrifices himself and is taken into Ny'alotha in the process!
  • You get the quest "Into Dreams" from Magni to speak with MOTHER and track Ra-den's location. You also receive the quest "Accessing the Archives" from Wrathion, who wants you to speak with MOTHER to activate the Titanic Research Archive, which unlocks the Archival Research Database to provide access to a new talent system used to help you in Horrific Visions. At this point you also gain access to the "Remnants of a Shattered World" quest which has you recover a copy of "The Curse of Stone" from a Horrific Vision. The reward is Corrupting Core, an item used to increase the power of your legendary cloak.
  • You get MOTHER to unlock the research database, and then she locates Ra-den in Uldum, inside the Ny'alotha raid. You are then given the quest "Ny'alotha, the Waking City: The Corruptor's End" which is a raid quest to defeat N'Zoth.


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Comments 29 Comments
  1. Beastiel's Avatar
    this expansion is still going?
  1. Sungamnori's Avatar
    I find myself not caring at all about any of this N'Zoth / Horrific Visions / Legendary Cloak crap
  1. Starscream101's Avatar
    great now got to do M+15 and this now for gear sad times coming
  1. Dawon's Avatar
    In before Whine Squad arrives!

    EDIT: Ah bummer, too late!
  1. Zaanm4n's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Starscream101 View Post
    great now got to do M+15 and this now for gear sad times coming
    Well if your not good enough to even do 15s, you are pretty casual.. being pretty casual should not be awarded with the highest form of 5 man loot anyway, so seems fair.
  1. Lurker1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Beastiel View Post
    this expansion is still going?
    of course it is what a silly ? is that.
  1. Florida Man's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker1 View Post
    of course it is what a silly ? is that.
    Either just someone who wants to see the game fail because he or she isn’t into it anymore, or just someone trying to be funny on a forum. Wasn’t that funny, so I’m thinking the first option.
  1. Sanguinerd's Avatar
    Why do we need to enter "other worlds" when freakin' N'Zoth is literally FREE?! This is such an uninspired shitpatch just to waste some time before Shadowlands.

    What is he doing? Where in the fuck even is he? Shouldn't Old Gods be quite massive? Why isn't the zone he's in and the surrounding ones be completely different now that's he out and about?

    Nah.. let's just go through some portals.
  1. Beastiel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank the Tank View Post
    Either just someone who wants to see the game fail because he or she isn’t into it anymore, or just someone trying to be funny on a forum. Wasn’t that funny, so I’m thinking the first option.
    I mean obviously i'm not currently playing the game but no i was actually just genuinely surprised content is still coming. I feel like typically when an expansion is announced you see the final patch of the current expansion within a month and that's that
  1. Ardourdan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Beastiel View Post
    this expansion is still going?
    My thoughts exactly... when will it end?
  1. Donald Hellscream's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Beastiel View Post
    I mean obviously i'm not currently playing the game but no i was actually just genuinely surprised content is still coming. I feel like typically when an expansion is announced you see the final patch of the current expansion within a month and that's that
    Well 8.3 is the final patch of the expansion, unless they somehow manage to sneak in a 8.3.5 before the 9.0 patch whenever Shadowlands rolls around.
  1. trapmaster's Avatar
    To be honest, i was expecting this expansion put a pause... but it kept going... LOL what the fuck?
  1. Kyphael's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sanguinerd View Post
    Why do we need to enter "other worlds" when freakin' N'Zoth is literally FREE?! This is such an uninspired shitpatch just to waste some time before Shadowlands.

    What is he doing? Where in the fuck even is he? Shouldn't Old Gods be quite massive? Why isn't the zone he's in and the surrounding ones be completely different now that's he out and about?

    Nah.. let's just go through some portals.
    Pretty much, they wasted N'zoth like they wasted Argus and Nazjatar. Way back in Cataclysm I always thought "all right, when we finally fight Azshara, and the Legion again, and N'zoth, we'll spend ALL expansion in Argus (like Outland), in Nazjatar (a massive underwater city) and The Dark Empire will return to change Azeroth's landscape!!!

    Nope, nope, and nope.

    "Here's some world quests with demons, here's an awful to navigate zone with Naga and more world quests, and jump through this portal to fire a re-origination beam out of your dick into N'zoth's face. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! See you at Shadowlands!"
  1. babyback's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyphael View Post
    Pretty much, they wasted N'zoth like they wasted Argus and Nazjatar. Way back in Cataclysm I always thought "all right, when we finally fight Azshara, and the Legion again, and N'zoth, we'll spend ALL expansion in Argus (like Outland), in Nazjatar (a massive underwater city) and The Dark Empire will return to change Azeroth's landscape!!!

    Nope, nope, and nope.

    "Here's some world quests with demons, here's an awful to navigate zone with Naga and more world quests, and jump through this portal to fire a re-origination beam out of your dick into N'zoth's face. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! See you at Shadowlands!"
    Nazjatar is just a capitol city. It’d be pretty lame to spend and entire expansion there. An expansion based on nagas sure, but based around Nazjatar? No way in hell.
  1. Kyphael's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by babyback View Post
    Nazjatar is just a capitol city. It’d be pretty lame to spend and entire expansion there. An expansion based on nagas sure, but based around Nazjatar? No way in hell.
    Kul'tiras and the Broken Isles were originally small islands turn into vast, sweeping quest zones. They could have given Nazjatar the same treatment.
  1. babyback's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyphael View Post
    Kul'tiras and the Broken Isles were originally small islands turn into vast, sweeping quest zones. They could have given Nazjatar the same treatment.
    Making a city into a full expansion makes no sense at all. I specially since Nazjatar is only as big as a forth of Stormwind, population wise.

    If anything they should’ve made an expansion based on The Eye. But Nazjatar would’ve been a sub zone there as well.
  1. Jamie081's Avatar
    8.3 looks really boring but I'm still gonna play it lol. They're still making end-game progression features to make up for how awful Azerite armour is. I'd care about them if they weren't dropped next expansion.
  1. Florida Man's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Beastiel View Post
    I mean obviously i'm not currently playing the game but no i was actually just genuinely surprised content is still coming. I feel like typically when an expansion is announced you see the final patch of the current expansion within a month and that's that
    Ooooh, ok I apologize then for my comment. Yeah I see what you’re saying. It actually did feel weird having the expansion announced which effectively downplayed the next patch. Felt like ok, what’s the point now that we know what’s gonna happen, lol.
  1. reacher's Avatar
    Lol at the whiners. Imma enjoy the new content. Cheers!
  1. melvinvinyl's Avatar
    I really want the new mogs and pet dungeon instead of those Visions and old god grind stuff.. which is a first for me in a patch.. Guess that the old god theme is not my thing

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