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This Week in WoW: August 21st

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Battle for Azeroth launched a week ago and we compiled a list of tips to get you started with week 2!

Tips

  • Focus on gearing up for Uldir and complete world quests to earn reputation with the new factions. All factions provide items at Honored/Revered/Exalted. Don't forget about Inscription contracts and check out our reputation guides for more information.
  • Prioritize emissaries over random world quests. They reward 1,500 reputation each with the new factions.
  • Check out the world map for quests that provide item upgrades and try to finish those first.
  • Complete Mythic dungeons for ilvl 340+ loot.
    • If your gear is not suitable for Mythic dungeons yet and you want to gear up fast, queue as a Tank/Healer for Normal/Heroic dungeons and you will only wait a few seconds and receive additional rewards:
    •  If you wish to receive loot for a different spec, Loot Specialization can be adjusted by right-clicking on your portait.

Champions of Azeroth Emissary

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The emissary is now available on NA servers and if you haven't completed any world quests for Champions yet, reaching Friendly reputation standing should be fairly easy. The reason why this is important is that Magni will upgrade your Heart of AzerothHeart of Azeroth by 15 item levels (Heart of Azeroth Item Level IncreaseHeart of Azeroth Item Level Increase) at various reputation stages with the faction. The Heart's Power becomes available at Friendly.

Portals to Silithus are located in portal rooms of Boralus/Dazar'Alor. Check out our Champions of Azeroth guide for more details.

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Weekly Quests

  • Azerite for the Alliance & Azerite for the Horde: Collect 40,000 Azerite from Island Expeditions to receive 2,500 Azerite and 1,500 reputation with Honorbound/7th Legion.
    • Both factions are important if you want to finish the War Campaign and unlock Dark Iron Dwarves and Mag'har Orcs.
  • Call to Arms: Stormsong Valley (A) & Call to Arms: Stormsong Valley (H): Slay 10 players and loot a War Supply Cache within Stormsong Valley to earn a Steel Strongbox, 250 Honor, and 75 reputation with Honorbound/7th Legion. The quest can be accepted in the new PvP zones with Dueler's Guild.

Island Expeditions

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If you completed all three Islands last week, you can now start researching your third "Order Hall" tier after completing Island Expeditions on five different Islands:

The following Islands are on rotation this week:

  • Rotting Mire
  • Verdant Wilds
  • Whispering Reef

Mythic Dungeons

Mythic dungeons are now reset. You can start clearing them again for a chance to loot items of ilvl 340 and various mounts.

Gravity Lapse PvP Brawl

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Gravity getting you down? Step into the Eye of the Storm and be prepared for a whole new en-lighten-ing experience. Every minute, players on the battlefield will find themselves launched into the air, only to gently fall toward the ground again in a perpetual aerial ballet as they try to accrue enough resources to take the win home for their team.

Not Available Yet

  • World bosses, Mythic+ dungeons, Uldir, and Warfronts will be available on September 4.
  • A bug discovered earlier this morning caused the epic world boss quest to appear on the world map. Blizzard confirmed that was not intended and fixed the issue.
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thats the most boring launch ever ...

already nothing to do after week 1..

 

now you realize what a blessing the legendary farm in legion was

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1 hour ago, Sombra said:

thats the most boring launch ever ...

already nothing to do after week 1..

 

now you realize what a blessing the legendary farm in legion was

Yup....cant agree more. ;)

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1 hour ago, Sombra said:

thats the most boring launch ever ...

already nothing to do after week 1..

 

now you realize what a blessing the legendary farm in legion was

This makes my brain hurt. Nothing to do?

1.) Have you gotten all the new mount and pet drops?

2.) Have you farmed mythic 0 for gear and are full 340 ilvl+?

3.) Finished off all the achievements for the new expansion?

4.) Exalted with all the new factions?

5.) Maxed out your professions and have 3 stars and such on all of them?

I mean this keeps going on. Raids open soon as well. 

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2 hours ago, Sombra said:

thats the most boring launch ever ...

already nothing to do after week 1..

 

now you realize what a blessing the legendary farm in legion was

nothing to do? Oh dear /pat 

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"I have nothing to do after week 1!"

 

Well maybe you shouldn't have rushed through everything without appreciating it first? Also what the last two people said, there's still plenty left to do. Got all the new pets, mounts, achievements, reps, 340+ gear in every slot?

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On 8/22/2018 at 10:59 AM, Melificence said:

This makes my brain hurt. Nothing to do?

1.) Have you gotten all the new mount and pet drops?

2.) Have you farmed mythic 0 for gear and are full 340 ilvl+?

3.) Finished off all the achievements for the new expansion?

4.) Exalted with all the new factions?

5.) Maxed out your professions and have 3 stars and such on all of them?

I mean this keeps going on. Raids open soon as well. 

 i am actually already over 340 gs cause i got some nice titanforges

mounts and pets ? this is content for you ?

archivements ? why ? does it make my character stronger ? is it challenging ?

exalted ? grinding stupid world quests all day ?

i finished my war campaign on monday and thats it, wont do world quests unless some emisary ones , cause again, does it make my character stronger ? no !

in legion i could always get a legy out of my wq, so i was happy to do them every day

i maxed out all of my leather and skinning skills

 

thats the answer basically every casual gives you

 

but where is the hard content ?

i play an rpg to max out my character and not to have a fancy number on my achivement page

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The hard content will come in the form of raids and rated PvP / m+ dungeons in 4th September. Until then you can get ready :)

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1 hour ago, Sombra said:

but where is the hard content ?

i play an rpg to max out my character and not to have a fancy number on my achivement page

Ummm the 'hard' content comes in a few weeks same as it always have?

Not sure how long you've played WoW but this is how expansions are launched generally.

And there is still week 1 content just you don't want to do it?

So maybe have a break, already a bit burnt out after gearing 1 character. 

Or do like most long time players who have also smashed through the content, and get multiple characters geared in prep for the 'hard' content.

Also if you don't have Glory of the Wartorn Hero, then you haven't even done all of the 'easy' pve content last week.

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