Jump to content
FORUMS
Sign in to follow this  
Stan

Patch 8.1 Tides of Vengeance Hub

Recommended Posts

vJ2xiIK.jpg

Tides of Vengeance is now live and our hub contains all the latest information!

Welcome to our Tides of Vengeance hub. Here, you'll find all the latest information about Battle for Azeroth's first content patch 8.1 and beyond.

Introduction

Patch 8.1 titled Tides of Vengeance was pushed to PTR on September 21. The patch went live on December 11. You can check out our latest coverage by visiting the links below:

Not all content will be available immediately upon launch and you can find the full unlock schedule here.

Blizzard started posting official previews of features and content that will go live on January 22.

PTR Coverage

This section contains old PTR news coverage.

Patch 8.1 Build #28616

Patch 8.1 Build #28440

Patch 8.1 Build #28366

Patch 8.1 Build #28294

Patch 8.1 Build #28202

Patch 8.1 Build #28151

Patch 8.1 Build #28048

Patch 8.1 Build #27985

Patch 8.1 Build #27826

Patch 8.1 Content

  • Blizzard recently announced improvements to Azerite Armor acquisition from Mythic+. You can find more details here.
  • Heritage Armor will be added for non-Allied Races; Blood Elves & Dwarves are first on the list.
    • There's no reputation grind behind this. If you're at max level and Exalted with Ironforge/Blood Elves, you can start the quest and complete a scenario to get your Heritage Armor.
  • Reputation Paragon for BfA factions is coming.
  • Champions of Azeroth reputation will be made account-wide.
  • Incursions are a new feature similar to Legion assaults.
  • Darkshore Warfront (Night Elves vs Forsaken theme)
    • The outdoor zone will be updated just like Arathi Highlands with new quests, rares, etc.
  • War Campaign continues with the Alliance leading a direct strike at the Zandalari Fleet.
  • We can expect two new raids in 8.1:
    • Siege of Zuldazar is a nine-boss raid where the foe is the opposing faction.
      • Alliance players will join Jaina and her forces to fight their way up to the pyramid to confront Rastakhan.
      • Horde players will try to defend the pyramid, fighting Jaina in the High Seas as the final boss.
    • Crucible of Storms is a two-boss raid located under Shrine of the Storm that hints at Queen Azshara. It's Battle for Azeroth's "Trial of Valor" raid.
  • Allied Races: Kul Tirans and Zandalari Trolls will become available for gameplay after the Siege of Zuldazar raid. You can find more details about how to unlock them here.
  • Two New Islands: Jorundall (Vrykul-themed Island) & Havenswood (Gilnean-themed Island)
  • Gnomeregan Pet Battle Dungeon
  • Profession Changes
  • New Scenarios
    • Tyrande's Ascension - players will unlok new Night Elf Warrior customization options with dark eyes.
    • Cooking Scenario with Nomi
    • Unknown Tol Dagor Scenario
    • Heritage Armor Scenarios
  • Vol'jin's Story Continues - The Shadow Hunter is looking for answers in 8.1 as he tries to figure out why he appointed Sylvanas for Warchief.

Allied Races

You will be able to unlock Legion Allied Races faster in Patch 8.1.

Class Changes

Multiple Classes are subject to changes in Patch 8.1. These include Elemental Shamans, Shadow Priests, and Protection Warriors. So far, Blizzard outlined plans for Elemental Shamans. They haven't decided what to do with Protection Warriors just yet.

Model Updates

Draenei totems received new models with a higher polygon count in 8.1.

Interviews/Livestreams

Game Director Ion Hazzikostas unveiled Patch 8.1 on September 18.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Stan said:

Class Changes

 

Multiple Classes are subject to changes in Patch 8.1. These include Elemental Shamans, Shadow Priests, and Protection Warriors.......

Where are these changes listed? Especially for shadow priest

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, neckless said:

Where are these changes listed? Especially for shadow priest

Nowhere. It was mentioned in a Q&A that they plan to change said Classes in an upcoming patch, because there wasn't enough time for "sweeping changes" before BfA launch. They just haven’t nailed down the specifics yet. We’ll update the hub as soon as we learn more. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it seems from other data mined stuff they are back pedaling on jaina and replacing her with mekkatorque, i hope not though, i would love to murder jaina in raid fight ?

#nohordebias #neverbelievemyhashtags

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, Tri said:

it seems from other data mined stuff they are back pedaling on jaina and replacing her with mekkatorque, i hope not though, i would love to murder jaina in raid fight ?

#nohordebias #neverbelievemyhashtags

Why would you say such hurtful things... Jaina is a nice lady and all she wants is to be loved... But seriously the likelihood of us "murdering" Jaina is pretty slim.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Uncommon Patron
1 hour ago, Tri said:

it seems from other data mined stuff they are back pedaling on jaina and replacing her with mekkatorque, i hope not though, i would love to murder jaina in raid fight ?

#nohordebias #neverbelievemyhashtags

Good luck with that.

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Nightwinds said:

Why would you say such hurtful things... Jaina is a nice lady and all she ever wanted was to study... But seriously the likelihood of us "murdering" Jaina is pretty slim.

Fixed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Stan said:

Nowhere. It was mentioned in a Q&A that they plan to change said Classes in an upcoming patch, because there wasn't enough time for "sweeping changes" before BfA launch. They just haven’t nailed down the specifics yet. We’ll update the hub as soon as we learn more. 

https://www.wowhead.com/news=287352/patch-8-1-ptr-27826-class-changes-elemental-shaman-feral-druid-talents These are the initial patch notes.

Edited by Maxkitty
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry, where are the class change notes? Why no mention of Feral when Feral is getting major changes (new talent, several mechanic adjustments?). 

 

Come on, icy-veins. Maintain the quality I know you are known for.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty concerned about absence of at least some words about Shadow from devs. I hope they won't do a "bah, we'll make you badass in 8.2, just you wait!".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So looking at patch notes for 8.1,  "111-120 gems are no longer be socketed in prior expansion gear".  Meaning that insightful rubellite by lower level characters,  You could before 8.1 socket the gem into item level 100 (char level 80 gear).  So looks like that is gone.  Can some one confirm that when servers are back up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Staff
      The end of the MDI and AWC seasons is coming soon and Blizzard are giving away a special title for viewers! With just 2 hours watched and a connected Youtube account, you could get the Fearless Spectator title! It all kicks off on July 8th with plenty of chances to earn the title, and see the awesome top players compete in both PvP and PvE.
      MDI, AWC and Exclusive Title (Source)
      Viewers will have the chance to earn the new Fearless Spectator title while watching the upcoming Global Finals for AWC and MDI!
      The WoW® Esports Shadowlands Global Finals are almost upon us! To celebrate the end of both Arena World Championship (AWC) and Mythic Dungeon International's (MDI) Shadowlands seasons, we are offering viewers the chance to earn the exclusive Fearless Spectator in-game title. All you need to do is create a Blizzard account and link it with your YouTube account, then sit back and earn the title as you watch the top dungeon-running and pvp teams battle for their respective championships across three amazing weekends!
       

       
      On July 8, the action begins when the top eight MDI teams from around the world battle for their share of the $300,000 (USD) prize pool and the title of MDI Shadowlands 2022 Global Champion. This will be followed by two hard-fought weekends of Arena action: first up is the AWC Grand Finals, which will see the top four teams from both the Americas and Europe battle to claim the Regional championships and a share of the $300,000 prize pool; followed by a brand-new cross-region tournament in which the top four teams from both regions will compete to see who are the dominant PvPers in Shadowlands!
      We’ll share more details on each finals and the new cross-region tournament in the coming weeks, but until then make sure to read ahead for exactly how to connect your accounts in order to earn the Fearless Spectator title during the upcoming broadcasts. We’ll see you in the Shadowlands for one final season showdown!
      Earning the Fearless Spectator Title
      On one of the eligible YouTube Gaming channels, watch two total hours to receive the exclusive title. Time watched is cumulative across all three weekends, so even if you can’t watch for the full two hours in one sitting your time will still count toward earning the title
      Watch Two Total Hours Across:
      MDI Global Finals: July 8 - 10, 2022 AWC Grand Finals: July 16 - 17, 2022 AWC Cross-Region Tournament: July 23 - 24, 2022 Eligible Channels
      English French German Korean (MDI Weekend) Russian (MDI Weekend) Spanish (MDI Weekend) Connecting Your Accounts
      Before you can receive rewards, you’ll need to link your YouTube and Blizzard Battle.net accounts. Here’s how:  
      Log in or create an account on YouTube.   Navigate to Account Sharing under "Connected Apps" in Settings. Select “Connect” next to Battle.net Follow the simple prompts to finish connecting accounts.   When connecting accounts, be sure that you’re currently logged into the Blizzard account on which you’d like to receive your Drops.  Click here for a full set of official rules for the WoW Esports Fearless Spectator Title.  
      Stay tuned for more details on all of the events to come, and remember to subscribe to the Warcraft YouTube channel to receive notifications when each broadcast starts. Go with honor!
    • By Staff
      Blizzard has posted development notes for Patch 9.2.7. The latest update brings region-wide commodities to the Auction House while armor and weapons will remain realm-specific. The patch also adds a new trade channel for services.
      (Source)
      World of Warcraft Version 9.2.7 PTR
      AUCTION HOUSE UPDATE: REGION-WIDE COMMODITIES
      Auction Houses across all realms on a given region will now share commodity listings (gems, herbs, flasks, consumables, etc.). Items that aren’t commodities –- like armor and weapons –- will continue to be realm-specific. Developers’ note: The Auction House you know and use today should look and feel exactly the same; it’ll just have way more buyers and sellers available to you for commodities. We’d love for players to hop on the PTR, copy over their characters, and help us test the Auction House across the entire PTR region. We might schedule a specific time in a few weeks for everyone to hop on at the same time to help stress it, details tbd. USER INTERFACE AND ACCESSIBILITY
      A new chat channel for searching or advertisement of services like raiding, dungeons, or PvP activities has been added: Trade (Services). Developers’ note: The trade channel that’s been in the game for 18 years will continue to exist, but we wanted to add a new channel to direct messages about the request and advertisement of services like raiding, dungeons, or PvP activities. If you’re looking to buy or sell these kind of services, this is the channel for you! If you’re not interested in those, you can leave the channel and avoid the noise, or move it into its own chat tab. We believe that with this new distinction, you’ll be able to keep Trade chat for the traditional buying and selling of items and professions, and not other chatter.
    • By Staff
      Some players received Shadowlands Epic Edition from Blizzard for free today via mail according to reports.
      We're not sure what makes people eligible for the gift, so don't forget to check your email if you've been gifted the Shadowlands expansion. According to reports, players who are currently unsubscribed from the game received it too. You can claim the gift from within the Battle.net app if you've been selected.


    • By Staff
      Blizzard posted a weekly recap of the latest World of Warcraft news covering Dragonflight pre-orders, Wrath of the Lich King Closed Beta, Season 4 start on live servers, and more.
      The only missing piece is Dragonflight Alpha! Hopefully, testing will begin next week.
      (Source)
      In this week's news roundup, take wing to a new beginning with the World of Warcraft®: Dragonflight pre-purchase, register for the Wrath of the Lich King Classic beta as invites start to roll out, dive into Wrath Classic with our Developer Update, and more.
      Dragonflight News and Development
      Pre-purchase Dragonflight Now

      Take wing to a new beginning—World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is now available for pre-purchase in-game and through the Blizzard Shop! Head over to our news article for more details.
      Shadowlands News and Development
      Season 4 Begins the Week of August 2
      Shadowlands Season 3 is coming to an end, and our experimental Season 4 will begin with the weekly reset the week of August 2.
      Shadowlands Development Update Posts on the Forums (English Only):
      Class Tuning Changes Adjustments were made to several classes on June 28; check out the forum post for in-depth details. [Learn More] WoW Classic News and Development
      The Wrath of the Lich King Beta Has Begun!

      Throughout the test, we'll be inviting opt-in beta testers and more to check out the upcoming Classic expansion and give us feedback. 
      Players selected to participate in the beta test will receive an email invitation directing them to download the beta client directly from the Battle.net desktop app. If you haven't received an invite this time, don't forget to sign up for the beta* for your chance to participate. Additional invite waves will happen as we get further into development. Learn more in our article here.
      Developer Update: What's Ahead for Wrath of the Lich King Classic

      Wrath of the Lich King Classic provides new opportunities to make a few changes that will improve the gameplay experience in the next chapter of Classic WoW.
      In this Developer Update, the World of Warcraft Classic Team takes you through some of those changes and what they can mean for the future of Wrath Classic.
      Building Azeroth: Northrend

      Grab your parka and gloves and prepare for an adventurous return to the frozen tundra of Northrend in a new episode of Building Azeroth—watch now!
      Classic Development Update Posts on the Forums (English Only):
      Dungeon Creature Behavior and Group XP Adjustments to the behavior of creatures in most BCC dungeons (including the new dungeons in Wrath of the Lich King Classic) are coming, as well as a reduction to group XP earned. [Learn More] Joyous Journeys—Summer XP Buff Event As we continue work on Wrath of the Lich King Classic, we want to celebrate the defeat of Kil'Jaeden and the Burning Legion (again!) with a special event to help prepare players for their adventures in Northrend. [Learn More] Hotfixes
      Here are the latest hotfixes that address various issues related to the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Burning Crusade Classic, and WoW Classic. Some of these hotfixes take effect the moment they are implemented, while others may require scheduled realm restarts to go into effect. Please remember that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. This list is updated as additional hotfixes are applied, so check back often.
      Promotions
      Summer Sale is Here—grab great deals through July 4!

      Check out our article on how you can take advantage of summer savings on special items up to 50% off.
      Loading Screen Wallpaper
      Wallpaper: Exile's Reach
      1860x2480, 1920x1080, 2560x1440, 3440x1440, 3840x2160 Wallpaper: Castle Nathria
      1860x2480, 1920x1080, 2560x1440, 3440x1440, 3840x2160 Screenshot Spotlight
      Players are sending their best in-game screenshots on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WoWShare, and we're enjoying what we see. Feast your eyes on these amazing shots from members of the community. Click to enlarge. 
      Submitted by Flamestruck Submitted by lohaeris Submitted by amayablossom Submitted by Mirialani Submitted by Zoombroom Submitted by Mirialani Submitted by cvanims Submitted by cvanims We want to see your screenshots! Share them on social media using the #WoWShare hashtag, and we'll select some of our favorites to feature in upcoming articles on the official World of Warcraft site and on the official Warcraft social media accounts! 
      THIS WEEK IN SHADOWLANDS
      Midsummer Fire Festival — Ends July 5 A time of merriment and celebration, dedicated to the year's hottest season. Pet Battle Bonus Event While this event is active, your pets will earn experience at triple the rate. Get out there and battle! PvP Brawl: Arathi Blizzard Put away your bathing suit, pull out your parka, and enter a winter wonderland as the Arathi Basin you know, and love gets a fresh coat of ice and snow. COMING UP IN SHADOWLANDS
      Beginning Next Week:
      Darkmoon Faire Come see Silas Darkmoon and his troupe, play games that test the mind and nerve, and behold exotic sights from the four corners of Azeroth…and beyond! Fireworks Spectacular One Night Only!  – July 4 After the sun sets, the end of Midsummer is celebrated with an hourly firework extravaganza. To watch the show, visit any capital city or Booty Bay. PvP Brawl: Gravity Lapse Gravity getting you down? Step into the Eye of the Storm and prepare for an en-lighten-ing experience. Weekly Bonus Event: Mists of Pandaria Timewalking Players can venture into six of Mists of Pandaria's storied dungeons to reap new rewards all week during this Bonus Event. Beginning the Week of July 11:
      Torghast: Beasts of Prodigum Beasts of Prodigum have been unleashed upon Torghast, Tower of the Damned! Arena Skirmish Bonus Event While this event is active, Arena Skirmishes will award Honor at an increased rate. Will you answer the call to battle? PvP Brawl: Comp Stomp Jump into Arathi Basin for a head-to-head battle against AI opponents. Use the Group Finder tool (default hotkey: i) in the Player vs. Player tab to participate. Luminous Luminaries One Day Only! – July 13 GG Engineering has discovered luminescent creatures in the depths of Vashj'ir. They need your help researching the creatures before they disappear into the deep sea again! Check your in-game calendar for a list of the current and upcoming in-game event start times!  We can't wait to share more about exciting World of Warcraft experiences—keep checking WorldofWarcraft.com for the latest news and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
    • By Staff
      Ahead of the Curve and Cutting Edge achievements for the current will be removed when Season 3 ends on August 1. More nerfs to Sepulcher end bosses are also planned in the coming weeks.
      (Source)
      Can you provide an update on the end of Season 3 Raiding? Will AOTC be going away, and if so when will this take place.
      Yes, we intend to close the current raiding tier for achievements such as Ahead of the Curve with the weekly reset the week of August 2.
      We have additional tuning in the works, with a focus on the end encounters of Sepulcher. We know that currently far fewer guilds are on track to get Cutting Edge in particular than in past tiers and we want to address that in the coming weeks, before Season 3 ends.
×
×
  • Create New...