Level Anew with Threads of Fate
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Explore the Shadowlands in an engaging non-linear experience as you level to the new max of 60!

Shadowlands offers a new leveling experience with Threads of Fate. This new game mode allows you to level your other characters in the Shadowlands by selecting a Covenant prior to level 60, choosing which zones you want to level up in regardless of level, and earn rewards to benefit your Covenant as you level up. Along the way, you’ll have access to some of your Covenant’s amenities including flight paths, signature abilities, and you can get a head start on earning your Covenant’s Renown by depositing Anima you collect into their reservoir.

Choose Your Destiny

To explore this new adventure-style mode, you must reach level 60 and complete the first chapter of your Covenant Campaign (Kyrian: “Among the Kyrian,” Necrolord: “Loyal to the Primus,” Night Fae: “For Queen and Grove!,” and Venthyr: “Sinfall”). Threads of Fate will become accessible to your level 50 to 59 characters once they complete the quest, “Stand as One” given by Anduin Wrynn during the Maw’s introductory questline. After completing “Stand as One,” you’ll be transported to Oribos where you can speak with Fatescribe Roh-Tahl to choose leveling with the Threads of Fate option.

Tip: Having second thoughts on how you want to progress your new character? You can choose to instead replay the storyline when you speak with Fatescribe Roh-Tahl, however, once you choose Threads of Fate, you can’t go back on it.

Once you’ve selected Threads of Fate, you’ll be instructed to pick any of the four Covenants for your character and choose which zone you want to continue your adventure in. Upon entering one of the zones, you’ll notice that the main story quests will be marked as complete, flight paths will unlock, and you’ll receive a progress bar quest that credits experience. Fill the progress bar by completing any side quests, World Quests, Bonus Objectives, Rare Elites, and defeating dungeon bosses. Note that War Mode won’t offer more bonuses and defeating enemy or random creatures will not grant credit toward the progression bar. After you complete your progression bar quest, return to Fatescribe Roh-Tahl in Oribos to turn it in for a large experience gain and select another zone to complete.

When you reach level 60, you’ll finish your Threads of Fate playthrough and will be able to continue earning Anima and your Covenant’s favor for rewards and prepare for end-game activities.
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  1. blankfaced's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rogueMatthias View Post
    Now I dont know who to believe.
    If you want to follow the story do the story. If you understand all quests are just exp to get you to max then do threads of fate. First thing go to each zone and get their story quest (it's just a bar you'll fill doing stuff in the zone including dungeons.) So that way you can queue for dungeons and have them all count towards one of the quests.

    Plus threads of fate lets you get started on Anima early. And you can focus on the gear you want instead of having to wait for the right quest to offer it.
  1. javierdsv's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dakhath View Post
    Skipping the maw intro seems like one of those QoL things that come in a .1 or .2 patch.
    For how long it took for them to do anything with WoD's intro, I doubt it.
  1. LordVargK's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ninix View Post
    Skip Tanaan intro 3 days after WoD launch?
    Don't recall it that way.
    I actually don't know when the skip was implemented, but according to the comments on wowhead it's been in the game as early as 6.0.3, maybe even earlier. That would mean, that it was indeed available at or close to launch of WoD.
  1. Hyrican's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LordVargK View Post
    I actually don't know when the skip was implemented, but according to the comments on wowhead it's been in the game as early as 6.0.3, maybe even earlier. That would mean, that it was indeed available at or close to launch of WoD.
    although using it to skip the intro was only useful after you could fly. The skip brings you out in gorgrond and getting back to the start of the garrison took a long time without actually getting any XP. Only flying made that interesting.


    in that way... currently Threads of Fate might not be very efficient currently, but will be more attractive later on...

    Do dungeons award anima as well with it during levelling?
  1. LordVargK's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hyrican View Post
    although using it to skip the intro was only useful after you could fly. The skip brings you out in gorgrond and getting back to the start of the garrison took a long time without actually getting any XP. Only flying made that interesting.
    That is correct. But with a water walking mount you could at least go somewhere
  1. Eggroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by arkanon View Post
    If im honest, other than the server issues making the game feel horrible to play in certain zones, my only real complaint in these very early days is the level of "ok now click this, now click that, now talk to this person, now click that, now follow this person, now click this, now follow this person again, now click this thing, now go flying for a bit in a scripted scenario, while spamming one key, ok now run over here, ok NOW you can kill 5 people".
    Ikr? Fucking annoying, clicking here, riding that npc, click that thing, blablabla.... I mean, it's nice and ok if it's sprinkled in here and there, but not having it at every turn. Boooring.
  1. Jasper Kazai's Avatar
    I have only played an alt for a little bit so far, but I'm not sure I like this method. Doing the same story quests over and over certainly isn't engaging, but this alternative feels incredibly mindless and repetitive. There is at least structure when you do a quest chain; this just feels like an arbitrary obligation.
  1. SoniStreet's Avatar
    People complaining about long story and interaction with NPCs in an RPG game, now I've seen everything. Also Blizzard has given you the choice to do it either way, no need to fight over what's better when you have both options served on a plate.

    Next up, leveling option where you can fight your way through the zones with a rifle straight out of CoD, Activision-Blizzaed crossover yo.
  1. Moridius's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eggroll View Post
    Ikr? Fucking annoying, clicking here, riding that npc, click that thing, blablabla.... I mean, it's nice and ok if it's sprinkled in here and there, but not having it at every turn. Boooring.
    Definitely stay away from FFXIV
  1. Darththeo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LordVargK View Post
    It's certainly not worth playing a second time. I had hoped we could skip it like with every scenario since WoD.

    But for the freedom Threads of Fate give I gladly endure the intro scenario multiple times.
    Normally, opening scenario isn't skippable for a bit. It will be skippable at some point.
  1. JemiS's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SoniStreet View Post
    People complaining about long story and interaction with NPCs in an RPG game, now I've seen everything. Also Blizzard has given you the choice to do it either way, no need to fight over what's better when you have both options served on a plate.

    Next up, leveling option where you can fight your way through the zones with a rifle straight out of CoD, Activision-Blizzaed crossover yo.
    I don't see anyone complaining about the storyline. I see them complaining about how repetitive it gets after the first go-around.

    The first time through the RP, voice acting, and everything else was great. Second through fifth time through? Less so. It's like watching a movie over and over again.

    This expansion alts are even more needed than normal, since you need at least four characters to see the full story through the different convenants. Making it less repetitive to go through the story for those alts is a good thing, since you've already done it.
  1. Jastall's Avatar
    I think I'll level my alts through Bastion as it's the fastest zone to level through, and the first half of Maldraxxus, then I'll activate Threads of Fate. Much as I like Revendreth as a zone and theme, the actual leveling there is loooooong.

    And yes, please, let us skip the Maw intro.
  1. Grump's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Soeroah View Post
    It feels weird to see "the quests will be marked as complete" but from what I understand the quest reward transmogs won't be auto-learned.
    This is a concern I have as well.
  1. ZazuuPriest's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LordVargK View Post
    It's certainly not worth playing a second time. I had hoped we could skip it like with every scenario since WoD.

    But for the freedom Threads of Fate give I gladly endure the intro scenario multiple times.
    you literally could not skip any scenarios jsut days into any expansion. stop the lies
  1. oplawlz's Avatar
    The story is fine, the unskippable SLOW AS FUCK talking and walking around is absolutely not great, good, or even mediocre. Made the campaign take twice as long as the actual content.
    It's a real shame that blizzard thought releasing content so painfully slow they had to add an option to skip it was a good idea, especially since the story itself is fairly compelling.
  1. crusadernero's Avatar
    Completed all of Bastion quests on my paladin and quickly decided only to follow the story campaign from Maldraxxus and out. I was mid lvl 55 when leaving Bastion, so story questing took me to 60.

    On my alt now I decided to try treads of time and picked Necrolords and im going to do all quests there and more. Will see how it goes.

    Cant be bothered repeating all the story again.
  1. LordVargK's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ZazuuPriest View Post
    you literally could not skip any scenarios jsut days into any expansion. stop the lies
    Your memory might fail you. You could skip BfA and Legion once you completed it once. And same for WoD, although that was not really useful. So please don't call someone a liar without reason. I really, really can't stand that.
  1. ZazuuPriest's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LordVargK View Post
    Your memory might fail you. You could skip BfA and Legion once you completed it once. And same for WoD, although that was not really useful. So please don't call someone a liar without reason. I really, really can't stand that.
    wrong

    /trump meme
  1. Dristereau's Avatar
    Apparently the fastest thing to do is spam the same four dungeons repeatedly, and it doesn't sound fun. Also choosing a Covenant at 50 means you can't try out each set of abilities, it would make more sense to me if you got the appropriate abilities when you visited each zone. I think for my Alts the plan is to follow the Campaign, and then at 59.5 turn on Threads of Fate so I don't have to finish the Campaign to play endgame.

    Also the Maw intro is hell, slow and you can't even skip half it. Escort NPC's, click and drag shards at 90% reduced movement, listen to walls of dialogue. I've done it once, doing it twice was tab out practice. Just add a skip, I don't remember moving so slowly whilst grabbing the Helm shards the first time. Ugh.
  1. JemiS's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dristereau View Post
    Apparently the fastest thing to do is spam the same four dungeons repeatedly, and it doesn't sound fun. Also choosing a Covenant at 50 means you can't try out each set of abilities, it would make more sense to me if you got the appropriate abilities when you visited each zone. I think for my Alts the plan is to follow the Campaign, and then at 59.5 turn on Threads of Fate so I don't have to finish the Campaign to play endgame.

    Also the Maw intro is hell, slow and you can't even skip half it. Escort NPC's, click and drag shards at 90% reduced movement, listen to walls of dialogue. I've done it once, doing it twice was tab out practice. Just add a skip, I don't remember moving so slowly whilst grabbing the Helm shards the first time. Ugh.
    You can try them out on training dummies in Oribos- you ask the covenant you're interested in for a chance to try them.

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