Coming Next Reset - Account-Wide Rank 3 Essences from MOTHER for Currency
Starting next week, alts will be able to earn a currency from Visions of N'Zoth activities called Echoes of Ny'alotha to purchase rank 3 essences from MOTHER provided you have already earned them on another character on your account!


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Building on a great deal of feedback and discussion, we’re working on an update to the game. With the next regularly-scheduled weekly maintenance in each region, players who have earned a given Rank 3 Essence on one character will be able to directly obtain that Essence from MOTHER on any subsequent characters.

When playing an alt character that is missing Essences that have already been earned on a different character, most ordinary Visions of N’Zoth activities, such as Horrific Visions, Assaults, raid bosses, Mythic Keystone Dungeons, or BFA Season 4 PvP, will award a new soulbound currency – Echoes of Ny’alotha. These Echoes can be brought to MOTHER in the Heart Chamber, and exchanged directly for eligible Rank 3 Essences. While ordinarily each specific Essence must be learned in order to unlock it for other characters via MOTHER, all Essences associated with Nazjatar and Mechagon reputations will be available if any other different character has earned any of the Essences available from that reputation.

Our goal with this update is to preserve the efforts that players put into unlocking a given Essence through its associated activity the first time, while offering subsequent characters far more flexibility in pursuing that goal. We’ll have additional details in a forthcoming hotfixes update that goes out around the same time as maintenance, but we wanted to let the community know ASAP that this change is in the works.

As always, thank you for all your feedback on this topic!

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  1. Elevenmad's Avatar
    "players who have earned a given Rank 3 Essence on one character will be able to directly obtain that Essence from MOTHER on any subsequent characters"

    "directly" no, not even close, you HAVE to first grind a new Currency then purchase them with that there is no "direct " at all, who proof read's Blizz Blue post's or are they always deliberately meant to be vague and sometime's very missleading
  1. Rucati's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Elevenmad View Post
    "players who have earned a given Rank 3 Essence on one character will be able to directly obtain that Essence from MOTHER on any subsequent characters"

    "directly" no, not even close, you HAVE to first grind a new Currency then purchase them with that there is no "direct " at all, who proof read's Blizz Blue post's or are they always deliberately meant to be vague and sometime's very missleading
    I can't tell if you're trolling, or maybe English is your second language? If so why are you trying to criticize them for not proof reading things?

    Their use of "directly" is 100% fine. Like, you can get a computer directly from Dell, or you can buy a Dell computer on Amazon. If you get it directly from Dell you still need to pay for it, it isn't free because it's directly from the company.

    I really don't see how this can be misleading in any way unless English isn't your first language honestly.
  1. Iem's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    "too little too late" is a good idiot detector, thanks lads
    "EvErYoNe ThAt DiSaGrEeS wItH mE iS An IdIoT"

  1. Bennett's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Iem View Post
    "EvErYoNe ThAt DiSaGrEeS wItH mE iS An IdIoT"

    You're using the meme wrong, and that's not what I said. Just anyone saying that particular line is an idiot
  1. Eazy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    "Blizz didnt listen to feedback on classic, millions of people asked and they just wanna prolong the game"
    We aren't discussing classic(?), we're talking about the essence.
  1. Temp1on2's Avatar
    What does that have to do with this new way of acquiring old essences?

    All you need to do is do the raid and you will earn them (or ANY of the other current content activities - completely up to you), or are you perhaps suggesting that alts don't have to do any content to get the same power upgrades as your main (something that has never, ever, happened since vanilla). As your alt gears up (as alts always needed to do) you will passively earn the essences.
  1. CcB's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Temp1on2 View Post
    What does that have to do with this new way of acquiring old essences?

    All you need to do is do the raid and you will earn them (or ANY of the other current content activities - completely up to you), or are you perhaps suggesting that alts don't have to do any content to get the same power upgrades as your main (something that has never, ever, happened since vanilla). As your alt gears up (as alts always needed to do) you will passively earn the essences.
    All you had to do till WoD is raid. Innovation is fantastic but the ones that involve time sinks in this game are highly flawed. What you are saying is completely wrong.
  1. EyeOculus's Avatar
    Lemme get me straight here and put everything in a perspective.

    Players complain that they have to "farm" or "grind" another resource to gain access to the level 3 essences that their main character has.
    I'n order to get those, you'll have to play the current content with your alt character, which logically you would do anyway because you want to equip and progress your alt character.

    Sooo... people complaining about getting the new resource invertly means that they also complain on the single matter of playing the game, which gives no reason for an alt to have those essences to begin with.

    Just... wait for further input from blizzard, because of right now, there aren't any more precise informations about that.
  1. Temp1on2's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CcB View Post
    All you had to do till WoD is raid. Innovation is fantastic but the ones that involve time sinks in this game are highly flawed. What you are saying is completely wrong.
    No, you've done what is called moving the goalposts.

    You replied to my initial post that stated that the way you now earn essences, for alts, is entirely consistent with how alts have always engaged with end-game content - that is, by doing it.

    All the other things you're talking about are entirely unrelated to the new system for gaining essences and my comment on them.
  1. CcB's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Temp1on2 View Post
    No, you've done what is called moving the goalposts.

    You replied to my initial post stating that the way you now earn essences, for alts, is entirely consistent with how alts have always engaged with end-game content - that is, by doing it.

    All the other things you're talking about are entirely unrelated to the new system for gaining essences and my comment on them.
    I'm confident that I said the exact opposite, as you have to put in significantly more work than the past.

    The things I'm talking about are in relation to being able to play a character without getting teed off that someone else who put in more time has an advantage over you.
  1. Ryzek's Avatar
    So about two to three weeks to get the essences I need for my alt, not bad. Very happy with this.
  1. shadowmatrix's Avatar
    Another announcement and another waving of whining players who got what they wanted but are mad that the items aren't placed in their bags automatically. Your looking at 2-3 essences per week that can be targeted and you can only wear 4 per spec, pretty fast IMO. But of course there is the OMG A GRIND complaint.

    Oh well, it is what it is. Stay safe out there people.
  1. Temp1on2's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CcB View Post
    I'm confident that I said the exact opposite, as you have to put in significantly more work than the past.
    Other than doing the raid what do you need to do to get the essences on your alt?
  1. CcB's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Temp1on2 View Post
    Other than doing the raid what do you need to do to get the essences on your alt?
    get cloak
    get neck level
    get weekly azerite residuum
    get reputation
    look at logs and guides
    you could maybe put this all into the category of learning how to play it but idk...seems like a bit much

    I'm not talking about only essences.
  1. Temp1on2's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CcB View Post
    I'm not talking about only essences.
    I am, and was.
  1. Izzy77's Avatar
    The best thing is that alts will be able to earn a currency from Visions of N'Zoth activities called Echoes of Ny'alotha

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