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The release timeline for 7.2 has been unveiled, covering the next 3 weeks and on. We've got the Legion Assaults, PvP Brawls, new followers and Order Hall upgrades, class-specific World Quests, Class Mounts and the actual tomb of Sargeras raid to look forward to! It's also explained how the time gating of certain content isn't just to bother us, but actually has very specific story-related reasons.

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We’ve seen some confusion around the availability and timing of various aspects of the 7.2 patch, and we’d like to clarify our plans for releasing the remaining pieces of Patch 7.2’s content:

  • Week 2 (next week): Legion Assaults begin, first PvP Brawl becomes available
  • Week 3: Chapter 5 of the Class Order Hall campaign unlocks, which activates new followers, new Order Hall upgrades, and class-specific World Quests
  • Week 4+: Ongoing story pieces unlock, leading up to the eventual opening of the Tomb of Sargeras raid, and the ability to earn Class Mounts

Several of these pieces tie into the overarching story being told in 7.2: our return to the Broken Shore for vengeance, followed by the Legion’s response, and the eventual buildup toward the assault on the Tomb of Sargeras and Kil’jaeden himself. With the release of Patch 7.2, that series of events is set into motion, but they don’t all occur immediately. For example, the upcoming Legion Assaults are a direct response to our initial attack on the Broken Shore. Those assaults, in turn, prompt some of the later parts of the Order Hall campaign. These events occur in a chronological order, and we want to give players the chance to be there as it happens, rather than having some of it unfold off-screen or rushing it along.

But aside from the narrative, pacing content releases helps with clear direction and player focus. During PTR testing, where we had the calendar advanced to allow for testing of all content in parallel, players were pulled in many different directions from the outset. While the heart of the patch lies on the Broken Shore, Legion Assaults were drawing players back to the original Broken Isles zones, and many Order Campaign questlines sent players to other expansions’ continents. With the content release structure we settled on, Broken Shore can stand alone as the initial focus of attention. We didn’t open the Tomb of Sargeras raid with the patch because we don’t want to rush players who are still progressing through Nighthold, but that same sort of logic applies to nearly all other features.

We apologize that that hasn’t been clear enough from the start, but hope that this will help relieve some concerns.

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As much as I want to get into the new content, this is a very understandable and in my opinion cool approach. That way I can enjoy the content even more because I have to look forward to it :)

 

I am hyped!

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It's better this way. People love to rush through content as fast as possible then complain that there's nothing to do.

This would be a problem in WoD, since there was literally nothing else to do aside from new patch content, but since Legion has an abundance of things to do already I think it's fine to pace the content. We can do the things we haven't done yet while we look forward to new content.

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looked forward to continued my class orderhall campain, legion assaults and class mounts.. seeing that i have to wait at least 4 weeks before i can do so is a major let down. it was clear that it will be somewhat time gated especially with the legion pathfinder takes to grind the new faction but its realy weird. new patch doing 3 quests and being stuck for a week or more.. should have waited another month before i reactivate my sub to enjoy the content.. not much to do now :/

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3 hours ago, RoseZ12 said:

looked forward to continued my class orderhall campain, legion assaults and class mounts.. seeing that i have to wait at least 4 weeks before i can do so is a major let down. it was clear that it will be somewhat time gated especially with the legion pathfinder takes to grind the new faction but its realy weird. new patch doing 3 quests and being stuck for a week or more.. should have waited another month before i reactivate my sub to enjoy the content.. not much to do now :/

Excellent time to get twinks up to date in my opinion :P

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On 30.3.2017 at 10:38 AM, FichtenMoped said:

Excellent time to get twinks up to date in my opinion :P

yea.. stupid as i was i got my twinks ready just BEFORE 7.2.. as i thought i could start through with the class mount quests.. silly me thinking that they didnt timegate EVERYTHING.. >< cu all in 2 months

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On Monday, April 03, 2017 at 7:30 AM, RoseZ12 said:

yea.. stupid as i was i got my twinks ready just BEFORE 7.2.. as i thought i could start through with the class mount quests.. silly me thinking that they didnt timegate EVERYTHING.. >< cu all in 2 months

It's unfortunate that they didn't communicate the timeline enough

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