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    Patch 8.1.5 - Live This Week!

    Patch 8.1.5 - Live This Week!
    Patch 8.1.5 - Tides of Vengeance Part 3 is live this week!



    What is Not Coming This Week?


    Official Survival Guide



    Official Patch Notes




    Kul Tiran Human and Zandalari Troll Allied Races Now Available to Unlock
    The long awaited Kul Tiran and Zandalari allied races can now be unlocked if you meet the requirements and complete the unlock quests. Find out more by clicking the banners!



    War Campaign Continues
    Both the Horde and Alliance can continue their war campaign stories in Patch 8.1.5! Click below to find out how the stories play out!




    Two New Story Quests
    8.1.5 adds in two other story quests for players. One sheds light on the fate of two characters from the Before the Storm novel, culminating in the battle pet reward Feathers.

    There is a new quest chain involving Magni, Brann, and MOTHER in Patch 8.1.5 that provides a 10 item level increase to your Heart of Azeroth.








    Xal'atath Quest Chain
    At some point after the patch launches, players will be able to loot Azsharan Medallion from Naga during the world quest Naga Attack! around the two continents. This starts a quest chain that serves as an intro to the Crucible of Storms in which the player accidentally empowers Xal'atath and gives her physical form, culminating in the player's first interaction with N'zoth!




    Warlords of Draenor Timewalking
    Warlords of Draenor Timewalking is being added to the weekly event cycle. Two new mounts, Beastlord's Irontusk and Beastlord's Warwolf, can be earned for 5,000 Timewarped Badge each.



    Professions - Tools of the Trade Quests
    Players can take part in unique quest lines for the Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Enchanting, Engineering, Inscription, Jewelcrafting, Leatherworking, and Tailoring professions to earn a new Tool of the Trade that complements their craft. To get started on your profession quest line, you’ll need to have reached level 120 and be at skill level 150 (Kul Tiran or Zandalari) in your chosen crafting profession.




    Brawler's Guild Returns
    The Brawler's Guild has been updated for Battle for Azeroth, introducing revised tier progression, bosses, rewards, and a new quest chain!




    New Raiding with Leashes Pet Achievement
    Pet enthusiasts can now start earning the next raiding with leashes achievement, Raiding with Leashes VI: Pets of Pandaria, this time for rare pets collected from Pandaria raids. Collecting all of these pets earns you Happiness, which teaches Happiness.




    New Micro Holidays - Free T-Shirt Day and Luminous Luminaries
    Two new micro holidays have been added to the calendar! Children's Week will also be updated this year with Zandalari and Kul Tiran orphan quests.




    New Main Hub Portal Rooms
    Stormwind and Orgrimmar have received new rooms devoted entirely to portals. WoW subreddit user TheYamagato put together a nice guide detailing how to get around in Azeroth with the portal changes. Some portals were removed:

    • Caverns of Time
    • Dalaran Crater
    • Karazhan
    • Wyrmrest Temple
    • Vale of Eternal Blossoms
    • Hellfire Peninsula



    Island Expedition BoA Gear Tokens
    The Seafarer's Dubloon vendors now sell several bind on account gear tokens for 20 x Seafarer's Dubloons each. These can be used or mailed to alts that are Level 111+.

    These work much like the gear tokens from Tanaan Jungle and Argus, providing a piece of gear appropriate for the level of the character that utilizes it. The item level starts at 214 for level 111's and increases up to 282 for a level 120. The tokens can proc higher item levels, much like previous iterations.




    Arathi Basin and Warsong Gulch Remastered
    Both Arathi Basin and Warsong Gulch have received visual upgrades in this patch!

    Arathi Basin




    Warsong Gulch




    New Brawl - Comp Stomp
    In addition to the visual updates, a new brawl is coming that pits players against the smart AI from Island Expeditions in Arathi Basin!
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Head into Arathi Basin for a head-to-head battle against AI opponents. This new Brawl will be available March 20. Use the Group Finder tool (hotkey “I”) in the Player vs. Player tab to take part.

    Hati Returns with New Customization
    Hunters will be reuniting with their favorite wolf from Legion in Patch 8.1.5. On top of this, Hati is receiving a plethora of different customization items!

    • Level 120 hunters can start the quest chain by heading to their BfA faction hub and talking to the Image of Mimiron.
    • You can do the quest on any spec, but Hati is only usable by Beast Master hunters.
    • The quest involves you working with Mirmiron, Grif Wildheart, and Thorim to reconnect with Hati's essence. You will travel to locations such as Storm Peaks, Siluthus, and Ulduar.
    • Once completed, you will be able to tame 6 different variations of Hati (the original 5 models from Legion and one new color)
    • The PTR did not limit you on which models you could tame based on what you unlocked in Legion, so it seems that any hunter who completes the quest gets access to all of them.
    • After completing the quest, you also have access to certain items that benefit Hati, such as making him into a mount!



    • Charged Sparkstone - Use: Bring out the latent power in Hati's lightning, visually enhancing Hati's abilities. (60 sec cooldown)
    • Ironspine Protocol - Use: Enhance Hati's size and constitution, allowing mounting. (60 sec cooldown)
    • Jolt Jerky - Use: Feed Hati a special treat, healing a small amount of damage. Sometimes, Hati may become too excited and viciously lick your face, dealing Nature damage. (60 sec cooldown)
    • Rubber Ball - Use: Throw the ball for Hati. (60 sec cooldown)
    • Voltweave Fez - Use: Give the fez to Hati. (60 sec cooldown)


    Cycle of Life Tortollan Quest
    An interesting new world quest has been added to the Tortollan lineup called the Cycle of Life.

    • It takes place with Scrollsage Nola and can spawn anywhere that the baby turtle quest Beachhead resides.
    • This quest is very different from helping baby turtles to the water. Upon reaching it, Nola will tell you "These tiny crabs need help! I hate to see any living things suffer. Would you be willing to lend a hand?"
    • You then take control of a crab and must move left or right in order to block baby turtles from reaching the water whilst avoiding the orb attacks from Scroll of Blasting.
    • After blocking a baby turtle, its shell will appear on your head and you can use Throw Turtle Shell to take out any baby turtles in a line up the beach.
    • The quest ends when you block 20 baby turtles from the water. Nola exclaims "All creatures in nature must live together in balance. But I can't help cheering for the little turtles!"



    Heirloom Upgrades and Cost
    Patch 8.1.5 will allow you to purchase items from the heirloom vendor to upgrade your heirlooms to scale up to level 120.

    • Battle-Hardened Heirloom Scabbard - Use: Upgrade an heirloom weapon allowing it to increase in power up to level 120. Only works on heirlooms that scale to level 110.
      • Costs 7,500 gold each
    • Battle-Hardened Heirloom Armor Casing - Use: Upgrade an heirloom armor, trinket, shield or off-hand allowing it to increase in power up to level 120. Only works on heirlooms that scale to level 110.
      • Costs 5,000 gold each

    In addition, all heirloom items have had their gold costs lowered:
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    In the most-recent new build on the PTR (that was deployed yesterday), the prices of the upgrade tokens were adjusted. They should now be:

    Tier - Armor / Weapon
    • Tier 90 - 500g / 750g
    • Tier 100 - 1000g / 1500g
    • Tier 110 - 2000g / 3000g
    • Tier 120 - 5000g / 7500g

    Darkmoon Faire Roller Coaster
    The Darkmoon Faire Roller Coaster functions much like the carousel, giving you the WHEE! buff after riding it. It costs one Darkmoon Ride Ticket.







    Darkmoon Faire Severed Fish Heads
    Vanion discovered that Severed Fish Heads can be fished up from the waters around the Darkmoon Faire. There are two types of fish heads, Severed Crimsonscale Head and Severed Azurefin Head. They last for one day in your bags and when clicked provide a 60 minute buff that places the fish head on your character!

    The tooltip reads "Something strange is happening in the waters surrounding Darkmoon Island..." perhaps hinting at the speculated relationship between the Darkmoon Faire and Old Gods. In the Warbringers: Azshara cinematic, N'zoth first appears to Azshara as a fish.




    Other Changes
    • You can now create up to 50 characters per server. There is still a limit of 50 characters per account, however.
    • A new elite world quest, Naga Attack! can spawn in any of the 6 BfA zones.
    • Wintergrasp has returned to the game as an Epic Battleground.
      Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
      Brace yourself for the return of the cold bite of Wintergrasp where you’ll compete against the enemy faction in a massive 40-player battleground. For the first week of this content update, Wintergrasp is featured as a Brawl. Thereafter, you’ll find Wintergrasp in the Epic Battleground selection in Group Finder (default hotkey: i).
    • Companion App Updates
      Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
      The Companion App has been updated to include a new calendar feature, social feature, and updated support for new World Quests so you can keep on top of everything going on in Azeroth wherever you go.


    New Mounts
    Patch 8.1.5 adds eight new mounts.



    New Music
    Patch 8.1.5 added some new music!





    New Voice Overs
    There are some interesting lines in the latest VO. You can hear all of the Xal'atath lines in the initial Patch 8.1.5 VO.



    New Maps






    New Icons





    New Loading Screens



    Coming Soon - Crucible of Storms Raid
    The Crucible of Storms raid will be a two boss raid that continues the story of Azshara and the Old God influences in Battle for Azeroth. This raid also has a series of quests related to Xal'atath.

    • Normal/Heroic open on April 16, 2019
    • Mythic/Raid Finder to begin a week later on April 23.
    • This is a two boss raid
      • Restless Cabal
      • Uu'nat


    Last edited by Stoy; 2019-03-12 at 06:50 PM.

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    I want to be excited but I am not even looking forward to the patch... :S
    Portals being ruined is one additional reason.

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    You can now create up to 50 characters per server.
    Sure glad that only took a "few" expansions.

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    Meh no thanks. Only worthy thing for me is Wintergrasp and 2 decent pieces of content are being timegated as per usual until April and May.

    I like how they still need to gate a fucking 2 boss raid by a week though for LFR/Mythic.... never change ActiBlizz.
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    Can not wait for next expansion without Azerite, see you then

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    Any chance of a sticky explaining the difference between time gating and release schedules? Seems alot of people do not understand.

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    So I'm guessing we'll have to wait until the next expansion for them to hopefully ungimp classes and give us our abilities back? I wonder what the subscriber number is atm.

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    Hey kids - we have some new Allied Races - 6 months after the 6 months subscription + boat. And oh - what a coincidence - we have 30% off of the race change. Plz give us Money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trmp View Post
    Can not wait for next expansion without Azerite, see you then
    THIS!
    Really hate this fu****ing system...

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    Anyone know what ilvl the heirloom gear gets up to at 120? I cannot find anything posted about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoni1988 View Post
    Wow so much "Content"

    I think it's actually more content than the main patch 8.1 had. xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thagrynor View Post
    Anyone know what ilvl the heirloom gear gets up to at 120? I cannot find anything posted about that.

    lol.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon View Post
    So I'm guessing we'll have to wait until the next expansion for them to hopefully ungimp classes and give us our abilities back? I wonder what the subscriber number is atm.
    Pretty damn fucking low. Just look at how completely dead this website have become. If they don't give back abilities and character power in the next expansion, I will simply not return this time. Sad cause it's hard to let this go after over a decade. I have no idea what game could replace this, but think I'm done with the mmo genre.
    I do pray that they will understand how important your character is. Content doesn't mean shit if your character feels sluggish and gear is boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coprax View Post

    lol.......
    Not really sure what you find so humorous about a legitimate question. I am curious as they went and made those tokens from Islands to be ilvl 282 at 120. It also will make a difference with how much gear you'll need to get into heroics as soon as you ding. So, yeah, not really seeing the humor.

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    Love how no meter what Blizz do with the game ppl will compain over and over and over.

    And by the way, the game is far from death, still is one of the biggest MMO out there. So i doubt WoW is going anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thagrynor View Post
    Not really sure what you find so humorous about a legitimate question. I am curious as they went and made those tokens from Islands to be ilvl 282 at 120. It also will make a difference with how much gear you'll need to get into heroics as soon as you ding. So, yeah, not really seeing the humor.
    On PTR the items are iLvl 284 for level 120 characters.

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    Did you guys read the patch notes at all before pushing this post? Hati quest starts in respective BfA capital cities, not Trueshot Lodge.

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    Not excited.

    Maybe for the fish heads in Darkmoon, but apart from that everything else is bleh.

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    Some nice new content, looking forward to it!

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    All of this so called "content", people will probably finish within a month so if there was more "content" coming in April other than a 2 boss raid it would have been better. But ya not enough "content". Only if they fixed the azerite system sooner...

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