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The Horde in Control of Arathi Highlands

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It's finally time for the Horde to take control over Arathi on live servers. For the next 13 days, the faction gains access to a world boss, quests, and rares that have a chance to drop various mounts and 340 pieces of loot.

Alliance Contribution Phase

Similar to the Horde contribution phase, the Alliance now gathers resources to fund the effort. The phase takes ~4-6 days. The quests require Gold, War Resources, and various craftable equipment.

Completing all quests will net you a total of 5,000 Artifact Power and 1,500 reputation with 7th Legion.

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Note: Contribution quests can only be completed once per cycle.

Warfront Cycle

The Warfront cycle is 3.5 weeks and there are three stages:

  • Donating to fund the effort (~4-6 days) > Alliance
  • Warfront active, a once-per-cycle 370 reward, 340 piece rewards for each run (~7 days).
  • Zone control -> access to the world boss, quests, 340s from rares (~13 days) > Horde

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Where to Go?

Portal to Ar'gorok is located at the Port of Zandalar near the War Table in Zuldazar.

The Lion's Roar World Boss

The Horde now has access to their Warfront boss that drops ilvl 370 loot.

Note: The boss can only be killed once per cycle and does not reset with the usual maintenance on Tuesdays/Wednesdays.

The Lion's Roar is the pinnacle of Alliance engineering. Built to dominate the battlefield, this asset can carry legions of troops and decimate enemy fortifications. When deployed onto the field, there is nothing that can stop this behemoth's charge to victory.

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Overview

The Lion's Roar is a mobile war vehicle that switches in and out of a siege mode. While sieged the Demolisher CannonDemolisher Cannon must be avoided while dealing with the War Machine's soldiers.

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  • Stay spread so less allies are affected by splash damage dealt from Mortar ShotMortar Shot.

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  • Interrupt Battle Field RepairBattle Field Repair to stop the Lion's Roar from being healed.
  • Tank Lion's Shield Bearer away from Lion's Engineer, to allow them to be interupted.

Loot Table

Quests

Druza Netherfang will have 6 quests for you that reward War Resources and reputation with the Honorbound. Each quest increases your reputation with the faction by 75.

Note: Arathi quests can only be completed once per cycle.

Rares

Rares are indicated by a star icon on your minimap. They have a chance to drop ilvl 340 loot as well as various mounts, so don't forget to kill them!

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For more details check out our Warfront guide!

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1 hour ago, multiboxing said:

zone control of 13 days is a joke, should only be like 3 to 5 days! I mean you can do the quests and kill the World Boss and rares in less than a day! 13 is just an epic waste of time!

 

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You understand that some people play this game casually...right? It gives everyone time to do it, not just the people who will definitely be on the first few days.

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All rares done. No gear, no mounts, no toys, and one pet that I already had (that a friend sent me). This 'once per cycle' system they've got going is really unfun for collectors. At least with the rares on Argus I could kill them daily for a chance at the mounts, pets, and toys, but I guess that was 'too generous' or something. Heaven forfend we get cosmetic items we want before the end of the expac...

Edit: Oh and the bit of gear I got from the quest was for the one Azerite slot that I had a raid piece in...

RNGegus why do you hate me so?

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Considering the rewards attached VS the difficulty of obtaining them, and also that there are other types of content to do in WoW right now (a lot of types), 13 days doesn't look all that crazy. But they might make it shorter anyway, probably to a full cycle per week.

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1 hour ago, Seksi said:

Considering the rewards attached VS the difficulty of obtaining them, and also that there are other types of content to do in WoW right now (a lot of types), 13 days doesn't look all that crazy. But they might make it shorter anyway, probably to a full cycle per week.

Think I read somewhere that they're introducing another 2 WF in future patches. So  eventually it'll be 3 WF on a 3 week cycle, so each week, you'll have a WF up, a WF on contribution, and a WF down.

By then of course, even the most casual of casuals will be overgeared for 340 items, and probably 370 if they get into a few +7 Mythics.

So yes, another good idea, not really communicated, and poorly executed, and completely disconnected from the rest of the game. #betaforazeroth

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8 hours ago, Keioshin said:

it doesn't look like the arathi rares had their loot tables reset for alliance players. not sure if thats intentional or not. it did reset for the horde though.

It is a subject of a big controversy now, since Horde was able to loot rares while Alliance controlled the zone, but now Alliance can't do the same. Uknown if it's a bug, but might be, considering how many bugs were left unfixed from beta. If it won't reset next time, I guess it might even out eventually, though that might mean unfair advantage if some were lucky with rng.

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10 hours ago, tkioz said:

All rares done. No gear, no mounts, no toys, and one pet that I already had (that a friend sent me). This 'once per cycle' system they've got going is really unfun for collectors.

...this is cycle what.. 2?  out of an entire expansion.

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3 hours ago, Arcling said:

It is a subject of a big controversy now, since Horde was able to loot rares while Alliance controlled the zone, but now Alliance can't do the same....

Is that for Alliance players that previously downed the rares?  I've got a fresh 120 as of about midnight last night and figured when I didn't see the portal or get a quest to go there I wasn't high enough ilvl or perhaps I wasn't far enough on it with 7th Legion, so I've not been there yet.

Well, they've got a few hours to get that patch in for the maintenance.  I'll wait until tomorrow to get pissed about it.  Maybe.

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3 hours ago, Sholto said:

Is that for Alliance players that previously downed the rares?  I've got a fresh 120 as of about midnight last night and figured when I didn't see the portal or get a quest to go there I wasn't high enough ilvl or perhaps I wasn't far enough on it with 7th Legion, so I've not been there yet.

Yes, they didn't reset. Killed them all the day Arathi was activated and so far they didn't reset. Overall, that cycle lasts too long, should have been like 5 days at most, instead of 2 weeks, since there isn't that much to do.

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Or just tie it to the normal server reset.  Why create some new odd timer that's going to constantly be phasing in and out of the one everyone is already familiar with?   

There's barely more than a few hours of content in there, true,  and that gives folks the same window of access as the DMF and other resets, weeklies, etc.   I know they're just loot pinatas but some folks do get really unlucky on the RNG and come away from a cycle with nothing.  It was very off putting and unexpected to see the flip Monday.

edit: there's not even the same reason to return after a single day's run through as someplace like Wintergrasp, because at least there you could farm elementals, and when you had control there was even more reason to return for such farming, even if you'd already done the raid.

 

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13 hours ago, PatrickHenry said:

...this is cycle what.. 2?  out of an entire expansion.

Yeah because waiting an entire expansion to complete the new meta achievements is fun for collectors.

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11 hours ago, tkioz said:

Yeah because waiting an entire expansion to complete the new meta achievements is fun for collectors.

...what do you think this is a 10 week expansion?  Hyperbole much?

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