Blizzard Entertainment deployed the first build update since Shadowlands Alpha started. Build 34081 was over 1.2GB in file size. These are some of the updates found so far.


ASPIRANT SOULS

Aspirant Souls now have more variety than the Kyrian only and simple anima. Now you can find Goblins, Forsaken, Tauren, Orcs, Humans, Dwarves, Night Elves, Blood Elves, Pandaren, and other races. I haven’t found Allied Races yet.

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With the new level scaling in Shadowlands, setting BFA max level players down from level 120 to level 50 — the question remains: What is the new zone levels across each continent?

Here I will share what the zone levels look like in the Shadowlands expansion.

You can enter the continents at these basic intro levels:

  • Outland and Northrend at level 24.
  • Pandaria at level 30.
  • Draenor at level 35.
  • Broken Isles at level 40.
  • Kul Tiras and Zandalar break the mold as you can enter it at level 10.

Blizzard Entertainment gives you the option how and where to level up a new or low level character. Very flexible. The easiest way is to jump from level 10 to Kul Tiras (Alliance) or Zandalar (Horde), and reach level 50 by playing in Battle for Azeroth content. Then jump at level 50 into Shadowlands.

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After a few hours of exploration, I put together a map that marks all the locations. Among the quest hubs for level 50-53 are:

  • The Vestibule of Eternity
  • Aspirant’s Rest
  • Aspirant’s Crucible
  • Crucible Overlook
  • Korinna’s Conservatory
  • Hero’s Rest
  • Forgefire Outpost
  • Xandria’s Vigil
  • Agthia’s Repose
  • Elysian Hold

To view a 5000px larger map, right-click the image and select Open in a New Window.

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In the Shadowlands Alpha it is quite difficult to get to Icecrown as any new level 50 characters spawn in at the Vestibule of Eternity in Bastion with no way to leave Shadowlands (at least for now).

There is no character copy either. So the only way to get to Icecrown is by leveling up a new character in the new Exile’s Reach Isle level 1-10 experience, then reaching Stormwind to take the boat to Borean Tundra.

Luckily, level 10 players have the Dalaran flightpath enabled — there are two flight points enabled in Northrend from Borean Tundra (if you are Alliance): Dalaran and Valgarde Port (Howling Fjord).

Sadly, umm… the Violet Stand Crystal at The Violet Gate requires level 25 to teleport down to Crystalsong Forest… so… the only way down at level 10+ is climbing to the wall at this location in Krasus’ Landing and skydiving — if you get my drift.

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Blizzard Entertainment is revamping the level 1-10 gameplay experience by unifying most races and classes into completing a series of quests in the Exile’s Reach Isle. The Death Knight and Demon Hunter classes; the Allied Races; and the Pandaren Monk are the exception.

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Many years ago, when the Patch 1.9 event that led to the Opening of The Gates of Ahn’Qiraj became available, a legend about a Fallen Titan in Silithus showed up briefly by Geologist Larksbane: “In the time before time, when the world was still in its infancy, a battle between a Titan and a being of unimaginable evil and power raged on this very soil. The prophecy is unclear about whether or not the Titan was vanquished in this battle but it illustrates that a Titan fell. An Old God had also fallen – or so it was thought.”

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