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The Legion Developer Update just finished, but we've made sure to highlight the main points of the stream, as well as include a VOD of the update.

 

You can either read our summary or watch the VOD over on Twitch.

 

Beta

  • Beta was announced to start this Thursday, 2pm PDT. 
  • All progress from Alpha characters will be wiped.
  • With both Broken Shore scenarios available, both factions will start leveling with those.

Legacy Servers

  • Ion acknowledged that this was a seriously debated topic, but he insisted that he is not directly involved with this.
  • He is focused on the current, live edition of WoW, so he isn't a spokesperson for what Blizzard plan to do for Legacy.
  • He acknowledged that Pristine servers don't change the core problem, in which you will still level up far too quickly.

Leveling Experience

  • He believes the experience of WoW needs to be fixed so that we enjoy the game at every level, not just max level.
  • He doesn't want to return to the days of taking months to level up, but he agrees that it is too easy currently.
  • The level boost will allow players that want to just experience end content to do so.
  • He hopes that the flexible systems in Legion will be applicable to the old zones of WoW.

Class Order Halls

  • Ion seemed to want to put the COH = Garrison debate to rest.
  • The garrison was an exclusive space that only the player was in.
  • The word clubhouse was used to describe the halls.
  • While in WoD, we saw missions that granted us caches filled with loot, Legion missions will give us items that can be taken into the instances for extra loot.
  • We could customise garrisons through our Barracks etc., changing guards and such, but the halls are meant to be historic locations. We won't be acting as interior designers here, since it's not our house.

World Quests

  • They're hoping to take the positives from MoP, while leaving out the repetitive grinding of dailies.
  • There are hundreds of world quests that provide variety, as well as numerous rewards available.
  • The outdoor quests will contain portions of the storyline, since the game is still an RPG. They aren't ignoring story for gameplay.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Dungeons were ignored for far too long.
  • The introduction of Mythic dungeons for WoD were a trial of things to come in Legion.
  • Legion dungeons will follow a Diablo-style format with keystones, but they will add affixes rather than just +damage and +HP.

Demon Hunters

  • Our beloved developer Ion admitted to picking a Shaman as his first class, because he wanted to tank.
  • Although lore dictates that Demon Hunters are restricted to the Elves, we might see other races in the future.
  • Other race and class combos might be coming, like Gnome Hunters are in Legion, but some simply won't happen. Stealth and hooves doesn't work.

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Crossing fingers for Beta invite !

 

I feel like there's a few people crossing their fingers with you! Good luck!

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Crossing fingers for Beta invite !

 

I feel like there's a few people crossing their fingers with you! Good luck!

 

Oh absolutely. I wasn't really fussed about WoD beta, but I will be so sad if I don't get a beta invite for Legion. So hyped for it.

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Very exciting! I can't wait.

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All good things hopefully Legion makes IP for WoD!

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I'm so stoked for Legion. It could be the lack of content in WoD and the eagerness to have new areas to explore, but... I remain hopeful, and I can't wait!

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I am so hyped for this expansion, have not felt this rly since Wrath

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So hyped for all of this!! Here's hoping for Beta access

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wondering how the legendary items' effect would be like

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Cant wait its looking so good

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So hyped for the expansion and beta! This one will be great.

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Priest is my first classic in my WoWlife. 

 

I'd like to see Tyrande Whisperwind in the priest's order hall, because she is the High Priestess of Elune! smile.png

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  • The word clubhouse was used to describe the halls.

I wish that were true for Garrisons. A housing system instead of a town. Even a guild-restricted Garrison would've been much better.

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I'm really curious to see what they have in mind regarding the leveling changes. Would be really nice for all the old content to be scalable or made relevant again - it would really improve and diversify the leveling experience.

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I really wish it would be released sonner!smile.png

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Sadly I was not one of the lucky ones to get a beta key from blizz :/ I can't wait to main my Demon hunter :D Still so long til the release.

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  • The word clubhouse was used to describe the halls.

I wish that were true for Garrisons. A housing system instead of a town. Even a guild-restricted Garrison would've been much better.

 

 

Yeah, I'm praying they will learn from their mistakes and really do the COHs right. They look great so far on the beta though.

 

 

I'm really curious to see what they have in mind regarding the leveling changes. Would be really nice for all the old content to be scalable or made relevant again - it would really improve and diversify the leveling experience.

 

It's nice that they actively admitted there was a problem. It's the first step towards fixing it!

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Looks good, really excited to see that they might change the leveling experience.

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i belive legion could be a good expansion..

 

This is what I am hoping! I'm genuinely excited for it, I just wish I could experience it all for the first time on launch. I'm very happy they aren't including cinematics in the beta, since it means we get to see them done properly on launch. (the testers)

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