Shadowlands Beta - New Bolvar Quest
A new quest has appeared on the Shadowlands Beta in Oribos involving Bolvar. *SPOILERS AHEAD*

  • A messenger in Oribos asks you to enlist the help of Bolvar to deal with the information uncovered in Maldraxxus, however, he says that Bolvar is currently preoccupied by visitors from Azeroth.
  • When you find Bolvar, you see that his daughter Talia and Calia Menethil have somehow made it to Oribos. She is pleading with him to find out if our friends can still be saved. Bolvar says the risk is too great for him to peer into the Maw again, but Talia insists by saying that she journeyed all the way to the realms of death to meet the father that she thought lost to her. She says that she hasn't asked him for anything ever and he relents, agreeing to do as she asks.
  • Bolvar says that his choice to have everyone, including Talia, believe he was dead after putting on the Lich King's crown was a selfish one. You help him begin the ritual with the help of the shattered crown, and an "awesome in-game event" shows the Maw to us.
  • Talia says she could make out Jaina and Thrall's voices, and their cries chilled her to the bone. Calia says that they could not hear Anduin or Baine, however, and wonders if Bolvar can try again. He says he needs to time as their is price to be paid for such visions.
  • It is then that the messenger from earlier, Tal-Inara, interrupts and says that you bear urgent information from the Primus of Maldraxxus. Bolvar asks him to aid us while he addresses this information.




Shadowlands Beta - Covenant Swapping Preview
Blizzard has implemented an early build at what you can expect when trying to swap your covenant. Leaving your current Covenant is as easy as talking to the emissary of the Covenant you wish to join in Oribos and navigating through the dialogue tree.

Upon trying to rejoin the Covenant that you left by talking to their emissary in Oribos, you will be told during the dialogue that your betrayal was not taken lightly and that you need to complete the quest task required in order to rejoin. As of now, the quest is there, but the task is not yet implemented, so we are unsure of what exactly this task is, though Morgan Day did mention in an earlier interview that swapping into another Covenant will not be hard, but rejoining one that you left may require additional tasks to be completed. Once you do, however, you will keep the progress that you made in that covenant prior to leaving, including all of your renown and soulbinds.





Shadowlands Beta - Jailer's Chains
The latest beta build introduced a new mechanic into Torghast in the form of Jailer's Chains. Players will now no longer be able to change their gear, Talents, or Soulbinds at the start of every floor, but only in the Central Chamber, at the start of the first floor, and in the vicinity of helpful Brokers on non-Boss floors in Torghast.



Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Torghast Update July 29

  • Access to Torghast is now unlocked on an account-wide basis.
  • When in a party, your highest accessible layer will be defined by the party member with the lowest layer unlocked.
  • Anima Cells have updated to look more visible.
  • The door which allows you to exit Torghast has been updated to be less prone to accidental clicking at the start of each floor.

Respeccing & Gear Swapping
  • Players will no longer be able to change their gear, Talents, or Soulbinds at the start of every floor.
  • Players can now change their Gear, Talents, or Soulbinds in the Central Chamber, at the start of the first floor, and in the vicinity of helpful Brokers on non-Boss floors in Torghast.

Currency Updates
  • The Torghast-acquired legendary material is now named Soul Ash, and can be acquired from chests at the end of each layer once per week.
    • Completing a higher layer rewards all uncollected rewards from lower layers.
    • Drop amounts are not final.
  • Phantasma and Soul Ash have snazzy new icons.

Shadowlands Beta - Legendary Crafting UI
You can now test crafting your legendaries in the Shadowlands Beta. Currently, there is a vendor next to the Runecarver to purchase all the items that you need for testing the UI. Here is roughly how the process and UI function:

  • You first place the shell item crafted from professions into the middle slot.
  • The second slot opens a drop down menu of the available legendary powers that you have for that slot unlocked to choose for the legendary.
  • You then have the option to place in two runes that determine the two secondary stats on the item.
  • The UI will show a preview of what will be crafted as you enter these steps.
  • You must have enough soul dust currency to craft the item.




Shadowlands Beta - Druid Barber Shop Options
Here is a preview of the UI for druid form selection at the barbershop. As mentioned, druids in Shadowlands will be able to individually select their forms and colors, including forms unlocked from Legion regardless of specialization!




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Comments 36 Comments
  1. Pengalor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by BrintoSFJ View Post
    Ok this is just too much... what do they mean betrayal? All of these factions are are allies, betrayal would require me to join an enemy faction.
    If you become best friends with one group, and then decide to stop talking to them so you can make friends with a different group, you don't think they would feel betrayed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebrocks The Warlock View Post
    They will obviously explain in game how characters can go between the Shadowlands and the living world. They likely will explain the broken pieces of the helm is being used as an anchor for others to teleport to. And for Taelia we hear in the voice files that she finds out Bolvar is alive so she goes after him and then we end up with the above quest.
    I assume that will be explained? We don't know the whole story yet, relax.
  1. Pebrocks The Warlock's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pengalor View Post
    I assume that will be explained? We don't know the whole story yet, relax.
    Did you missquote me? I'm the one telling them we don't know the whole story.
  1. tangers58's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darknessvamp View Post
    Why is Taelia even in the Shadowlands? Also she was introduced last expansion, lost relevance halfway through and now she's close friends with everyone who is trapped in the Maw? Has she even had a conversation with anyone aside from Anduin?

    As for positives, I'm liking that there isn't a "Unique-equipped" tag on the legendary crafted gear. Wonder how long that will last...
    I feel like you could very easily answer your own question by looking up her last name
  1. Lazuli's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nemah View Post
    Meanwhile I just want to know how many bear asses it will cost to make your new/old covenant happy with you.
    You have to collect corrupted bear asses and cleanse them , a time gated process
  1. Sarrh's Avatar
    I want restitution for spending thousands of gold on Druid Glyphs and Appearances. 7g? are you kidding me.
  1. Vampyr78's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarrh View Post
    I want restitution for spending thousands of gold on Druid Glyphs and Appearances. 7g? are you kidding me.
    Sentinel, Dolphin, Cheetah, Orca, Humble Flyer, Tideskipper, Doe will still be locked behind glyphs. You will have to buy those glyphs and use them to unlock those forms at barbershop.
  1. markdall's Avatar
    So it's not bad enough we're being limited to Covenants and they're going to treat us badly about it, but they're also limiting us switching things inside Torghast? I'm calling it now, eventually we'll be limited to a single spec per character. That would be "meaningful choice" after all. The only meaningful choice I want at this point is a refund.
  1. reauxmont's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pengalor View Post
    If you become best friends with one group, and then decide to stop talking to them so you can make friends with a different group, you don't think they would feel betrayed?
    Well, that's on them. I'd be making best friends with all of them if I could.
  1. BrintoSFJ's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pengalor View Post
    If you become best friends with one group, and then decide to stop talking to them so you can make friends with a different group, you don't think they would feel betrayed?
    And this is why I feel that this is messed up because clearly we are not permanently cutting off relationship, we are temporarily joining other faction to help them. I am joining their allies to help their allies, why the fuck that would be considered a betrayal?
  1. Arainie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by markdall View Post
    So it's not bad enough we're being limited to Covenants and they're going to treat us badly about it, but they're also limiting us switching things inside Torghast? I'm calling it now, eventually we'll be limited to a single spec per character. That would be "meaningful choice" after all. The only meaningful choice I want at this point is a refund.
    I suggest that you quit and run as far away as possible. It'll be better for everyone!
  1. Pengalor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pebrocks The Warlock View Post
    Did you missquote me? I'm the one telling them we don't know the whole story.
    I did, sorry. Meant to reply to the same person you replied to.
  1. chilipopper's Avatar
    So you can swap Covenants by doing a quest and your previous renown and stuff is all kept as is. This sounds to me like its going to become a load out thing again which will be chopped and changed to suit the players needs (raids,pvp) which is exactly the thing they wanted to get away from? Kinda feel like the blind is leading the blind right now.
  1. Sinaa's Avatar
    The fire cat toy should unlock the form..
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    New Model New Model
    2004!!!! New Model
  1. Izzyfurious's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by javierdsv View Post
    This doesn't really suck, it has the potential of creating a new villian from a very well known character. And we know the lore really needs that right now since Sylvanas really didn't qualify.
    Then let me guess, your one of those that like Shit story in mediums in general. Bet you also liked the movie called Twilight. Universally criticised by people and reviewers in general.
  1. Pebrocks The Warlock's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Izzyfurious View Post
    Then let me guess, your one of those that like Shit story in mediums in general. Bet you also liked the movie called Twilight. Universally criticised by people and reviewers in general.
    Just because he doesn't agree with you doesn't mean you need to make things up that are irrelevant to the conversation.

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