Legion World Quests – Journey Through Time Set

World Quests in Legion grant a wide variation of rewards such as Artifact Power items, Artifact Relics, Order Resources, Blood of Sargeras (crafting reagent), gold, and gear.

Maybe the Order Missions won’t flood your pockets with gold like the Garrisons used to, but this time around you can make a big chunk of gold having fun yourself, rather than sending followers to do the deed.

Whenever you see an exclamation mark on a purple circle wrapped by a dragon frame, that means it is a rare boss spawn World Quest with a lot of gold as reward. These typically take about 15+ players to defeat. Recently, I posted video of one of them — Levantus.

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World Quests are much better than the Mists of Pandaria Daily Quests system, and let’s not forget the Emissary Quests. Complete any 4 world quests for the Highmountain Tribes, for the Kirin Tor, for the Court of Farondis, for the Nightfallen, for the Valarjar, or for the Dreamweavers — and you get a Tribute/lockbox reward. These give you extra loot. Sometimes Blood of Sargeras.

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The Kirin Tor World Quests can be found in each zone when those are up, and the emissary lets you choose the reward in Dalaran which is 1500 Reputation with the faction of your choice. The Nightfallen is the exception with about 750 Reputation.

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Journey Through Time Set

In some rare instances, you might find awesome World Quests on the map that send you to dungeons, and even Mythic dungeons with a iLevel 830-840 gear reward. In this case, here is the Journey Through Time set which consists of a Necklace (Strand of the Stars) and a Trinket (Chrono Shard) with a set bonus. This set is normally a iLevel 820 loot, but the World Quest boosted it up to 840+ Mythic. The haste and movement speed stats and its potential bonus stats make this set insane good.

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GamesCom 2016 – World of Warcraft: Legion Patch 7.1 Return to Karazhan

During the Slootbag livestream from GamesCom, Ion Hazzikostas revealed the new Patch 7.1 Trailer featuring Return to Karazhan.

Return to Karazhan

Blizzard Entertainment plans to launch a World of Warcraft: Legion PTR a few weeks after the new expansion’s launch date where players can preview and test Patch 7.1.

  • Karazhan is coming back as a 5-player dungeon
  • 9 Bosses
  • Opera Event (technically adds 2 more bosses)
  • Old Karazhan will still exist
  • Unannounced small Raid will wrap up the Stormheim storyline
  • More quest content for Suramar, pushing the story of the Nightfallen further

 

GamesCom 2016 – Blizzard Entertainment Coverage

This was a very strange GamesCom with no Blizzard panels. There was no Sombra (Overwatch) announcement, nor updates for Diablo III expansion or the rumored Diablo IV (Check the rumor).

Blizzard, however, brought in a new format to their GamesCom presence: Twitch Streamers. In the GamesCom schedule, you can see the appearance of various developers during these Stream shows.

The schedule was originally posted at the Blizzard gamescom hub. Below you can watch the VOD where Blizzard Entertainment revealed Heroes of the Storm: Machines of War (new expansion), World of Warcraft: Legion Patch 7.1: Return to Karazhan, and the new Overwatch map: Eichenwald.

Scholastic World of Warcraft: Traveler

The Scholastic World of Warcraft: Traveler by Greg Weisman may be pre-ordered as hardcover or digitally. The book arrives on October 25 (earlier than the original November mark)

 

world-of-warcraft-traveler-coverAn epic action-adventure series set in Blizzard’s popular World of Warcraft® game franchise. Features a young cast of characters discovering the mysteries and majesty of the world around them. It’s been years since twelve-year-old Aramar Thorne, a clever boy who is never without his precious sketch book, has seen his father. So when Captain Greydon Thorne comes ashore and asks his son to join him at sea, it feels as if someone has redrawn Aram’s entire world. At sea, Aram struggles to get along with the Wavestider’s crew–especially second mate Makasa, a tough teenaged girl who has been reluctantly placed in charge of him. Just as Aram starts to get his head above water, a band of vicious pirates attack the Wavestrider, turning his world upside down once again. As Aram and Makasa try to find their way home, they encounter creatures both terrible and wondrous, and Aram will seek to understand Azeroth’s denizens as he draws them in his sketchbook, forming unlikely friendships along the way. But the journey is hindered by Greydon’s compass, which never points north. If the compass isn’t leading Aram and Makasa home–to safety–to what destiny is it leading?

Print Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: October 25, 2016
ASIN: B01DWGBPIE

 

About Author

GREG WEISMAN is an American comic book and animation writer and producer, best known as the creator of Gargoyles and as the Supervising Producer of The Spectacular Spider-Man. Weisman just completed work as writer and producer on the Young Justice animated series. The television series he’s produced have been nominated for a number of Emmy Awards. He’s currently the Executive Producer of Disney’s forthcoming Star Wars: Rebels.

Update: Aug 15, 2016

The front cover was revealed today in Amazon.

Update: Jun 15, 2016

UPDATE – June 15: The World of Warcraft: Traveler pre-orders are now available for Digital Book format too. Don’t get scared away for not owning a Kindle. There are many apps for Android, iOS, internet browser and the Kindle PC app. Great for those who live Overseas, or with no nearby library stores. Or for tree-huggers. =)

 

Originally posted on Mar 29, 2016

Pre-order World of Warcraft: Traveler by Scholastic, available now in two formats: Hardcover and Kindle. Those unable to get the hardcover overseas may download the Kindle PC (Windows).

 

Captain Placeholder at Moon Guard Stronghold

Just 19 days away from the release date of World of Warcraft: Legion, a recent beta patch introduced Captain Placeholder all the way at the end of the Moon Guard Stronghold in Suramar.

It’s unknown at this time what that area is intended for, but Captain Placeholder offers a glimmer of a purpose. Some sort of Ring of Blood?

Captain Placeholder: Greetings. I am here to test your strength.

NOTE: The developers have had plans for this spot since early Alpha Test. Back then, while I explored this exact spot (The Lunar Crucible), I would get teleported out a few yards. There is a treasure chest above on the building.

 

Legion WTF Moments: Hardest-to-Reach Treasure Chest

In Shal’aran, many players are going to acquire eventually the Treasure Map: Suramar from First Arcanist Thalyssra at Honored reputation with the Nightfallen.

Then during their world quests in Suramar City, they will stumble upon a treasure chest inside a house at the Evermoon Commons. But wait, “where is the Treasure Chest? It’s marked in the map as being in this building, but it’s not at plain sight,” — some might think. It’s on the second floor.

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Problem is that the stairs leading to the second floor have a locked door. So how in the world can you reach it? I spent probably over an hour jumping from ledge to ledge from the top of the stairs, to no luck. I always fell to the ground.

It didn’t work the way I was attempting, so I tried something that defied reasoning. I jumped on the wall-lamp, and then on the stack of books atop the wall-shelf. From there, I jumped to the top of the cornerstone, and from there to the wall-lamp across the hallway.

 

The least reasonable option, was indeed the correct one — as seen in the video below. Even now that you know how to reach the treasure chest, it is still going to take you many attempts to get it right. Have fun! You are welcome! =)

 

Legion WTF Moments # 1

Today I found four amazing things I didn’t expect in World of Warcraft: Legion in the Order Hall followers department, and elsewhere.

HOLY PALADINS OF ELUNE

During the Paladin Class Order questline, you are sent to Dalaran to talk to a priestess of the moon named Delas Moonfang. A few quests later, she requests to join the Order of the Silver Hand, and as Highlord, you conscript her into the order as one of your Class Hall followers.

Is Blizzard hinting at Night Elf paladins coming the next expansion? Who knows.

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HOLY DREADLORD …?!

Now this one took me by surprise. I’m still trying to wrap my brain around a parasitic shadow demon race being able to be … symbiotic holy angel…

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BLAST FROM THE PAST COMPANION

Do you remember the World of Warcraft vanilla Battle of Darrowshire? Guess who is the latest companion in the block? Cute !!! She originally could be a companion ONLY in the Eastern Plaguelands, but now she can hop around in your adventures anywhere you go. It seems Pamela’s Doll is now a Toy in your Collections Tab.

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RAINBOW GENERATOR — GIMMME !!!!

This one is going to be very popular in Dalaran and major cities. Originally a trinket, in Legion the Rainbow Generator is now a Toy in your Collections Tab.

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World Quest: Terror of the Deep – Levantus

Levantus is a World Quest Kraken Boss found between Oceanus Cove and Isle of the Watchers. Southern Azsuna. This boss requires around 15 players (ideally 4 healers). This boss sports round 431 million health.

He summons multiple tornados on the water that do a lot of damage and silences the player. In addition, like the Lurker Below, he will spout water in a 360 degree motion knocking back whoever gets hit, and causing damage about three times.

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From the combat log, these are Levantus spells and abilities: Turbulent Vortex, Electrify hits for 347,832 Nature. His Rending Whirl does 114,715 Physical damage.

If you are a Melee DPS wearing Plate Armor, don’t overdo your DPS and aggro: 914,696 Physical damage.

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The World Quest reward for killing him is 696 gold 84 silver — but that’s just the loser’s bounty. So far I have seen only two players get loot. Levantus spawns within 2 minutes. So get out of the way after his demise.

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This is the highest item level I have seen in an outdoor boss reward. Not even your first Order Hall Armor Set gets to be this high. Tops you can go is item 840 with those, until after you raid.

ITEMITEM LEVELTYPE
Chum-Chopper Gauntlets860Plate Gloves
Fel-Scented Bait860Blood Relic
Hook-Fingered Gauntlets860Mail Gloves
Krakentooth Necklace860Amulet
Ring of Deep Sea Pearls860Ring
Seaweed "Leather" Mitts860Leather Hands
Whirlpool Gloves860Cloth Gloves